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    What are Ram Man's legs - and how would you like to see this reflect in his bio?

    Even though being one of the most requested figures by fans, no sign of a MOTUC Ram Man yet. But after just posting this poll on a MOTUC Ram Man colour scheme, I got to wondering as to just what Rammy's legs were all about, and how they should be reflected in his profile, if / when the figure ever comes about.

    Do you consider him just to have poweful but "human" legs? Are they some kinda bionic replacement? I've never considered Ram Man to remotely be cyborg (in fact, all incarnations have shown him to be decidedly human-like), but is his lower body some kind of robotic enhancement / replacement? (Maybe he lost his real legs in some terrible accident - hence becoming so embittered by the time of the "He-Man Meets Ram Man!" mini-comic.... I'm just speculating!! )

    There's any way they could go with this (though personally I think the whole "cyborg" / "human mutated into a cyborg" thing is a little overused in MOTU). How would you like to see his legs explained?
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    Good topic!

    I personally prefer the idea that he just has really powerful legs - maybe powered up by some sort of unmentioned spell or either by some bionic method. Maybe he had lost the use of his legs and became paralised and by some sorcery his legs were made to work again but also be super-strength - hence turning him into the human battering-ram.

    What I really hate though (and I hope they don't go this way with the figure or bio) is the idea that his legs are springs - even as a child, I thought this was really silly. This was only apparent in the Filmation toon as far as I can recall.

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    I too prefer the idea of him having really powerful legs, with the ribbed design somehow being conducive to his ramming ability without actually contracting/expanding. You know, the physical force exerted transfers from one 'ring' to the next.

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    Check out his mini-comic from back in the day. His legs are just that- LEGS
    He has unique pants. His action figure was the way it was because of the action feature. And Filmation? God only knows why they decided to animate his legs as if they were coiled springs. They were smoking crack. It's one of those things I am hoping MOTUC totally ignores. The MYP cartoon did a great job with Rammy... and on that show, there is no inclination whatsoever that he has any sort of bionic parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    Check out his mini-comic from back in the day. His legs are just that- LEGS
    He has unique pants. His action figure was the way it was because of the action feature. And Filmation? God only knows why they decided to animate his legs as if they were coiled springs. They were smoking crack. It's one of those things I am hoping MOTUC totally ignores. The MYP cartoon did a great job with Rammy... and on that show, there is no inclination whatsoever that he has any sort of bionic parts.
    he should just have normal legs, he should just come with king hiss legs.

    i prefer mini-comics ram man
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    Ram-man does not have springs for legs. I believe he does have anatomically normal legs aside from being incredibly stout. Ram-man has Hulk-like or Juggernaut porportions. He is slightly larger than some of the other Heroic Warriors.
    Ram-man does have supernatural leg strength and he is unbelievably durable too- He does RAM things after all!
    He doesn't have the mechanical advantage of a spider or grasshopper, but his abnormal tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and tremendous muscle strength and size allow him to ram through armor and even structures/buildings (exceptions do exist- like Castle Grayskull).
    Even though Ram-Man possesses super size, strength, and a larger/stonger skeleton to support his great strength/movements he is aided with magical armor that helps him damage opponents armor. This armor was possibly echanted by the Godess, created by Man at Arms or some ancient.
    His leg strength and fighting ability can only be rivaled by He Man and some other giants.
    My read=super strength and build with magical armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusc herald View Post
    Ram-man does not have springs for legs. I believe he does have anatomically normal legs aside from being incredibly stout. Ram-man has Hulk-like or Juggernaut porportions. He is slightly larger than some of the other Heroic Warriors.
    Ram-man does have supernatural leg strength and he is unbelievably durable too- He does RAM things after all!
    He doesn't have the mechanical advantage of a spider or grasshopper, but his abnormal tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and tremendous muscle strength and size allow him to ram through armor and even structures/buildings (exceptions do exist- like Castle Grayskull).
    Even though Ram-Man possesses super size, strength, and a larger/stonger skeleton to support his great strength/movements he is aided with magical armor that helps him damage opponents armor. This armor was possibly echanted by the Godess, created by Man at Arms or some ancient.
    His leg strength and fighting ability can only be rivaled by He Man and some other giants.
    My read=super strength and build with magical armor.
    i agree with this. ram-man should be like juggernaut.

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    I like his legs to be extrem powerful by nature, his ramming ability should be enhanced by the Ram stone in the 2nd Ultimate Battleground.

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    I prefer him having normal legs and just being so strong that he can jump with such a massive impact.

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    He only bounced in the Filmation cartoon because it was cheaper to move the character across the animation cell in one smooth movement, opposed animating each step.

    I personally compare Ram-Man to Juggernaut. I'd even be okay with them saying magic items give him the ability to move at super speed and become invulnerable when he's moving.
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    normal legs. Ram Man trained to have his powers essentially. I want Eternia to have more myth about it and the idea of warriors both good and evil dedicating themselves to some mystical training (now and again) for me, gives so much great possiilities for storylines as well as it gives depth to the character and the world.,
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    Springs for legs. Makes him even more unique and cool.
    I like to think either he was born without legs or they were removed, either way adds to his character making him stronger overall for what he had to overcome. Using a disability or a weekness as a strength.
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    I dunno. Granted, there is a pattern of the heroic warriors leaning more towards being cybernetically enhanced as opposed to the rather monstrous evil warriors. But we already have Rotar coping with his lost legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    normal legs. Ram Man trained to have his powers essentially. I want Eternia to have more myth about it and the idea of warriors both good and evil dedicating themselves to some mystical training (now and again) for me, gives so much great possiilities for storylines as well as it gives depth to the character and the world.,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MldMnrdReporter View Post
    I personally compare Ram-Man to Juggernaut.
    Good comparison mate.
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    Normal legs. He's just an incredibly powerful, super-durable dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melmoth666 View Post
    The bios will probably say his legs came from the future.
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    To me, Ram Man has normal legs, but they are the most powerful legs on Eternia, allowing him to propel himself forward with unbelievable force.

    His helmet and armor are nearly indestructible and were designed by MAA to offer him protection, since using his powers without them could cause him serious injury.
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    I like Ram Man better as this big, powerful guy who's "special move" allowed him to plow into things with great force.

    I wasn't a fan of the springy legged dwarf from Filmation or the flying Ram Man from the mini-comics.

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    how about normal working legs but have the round bans to look like they can stretch ?

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    I want them to be normal legs. The green ribbing can be armour or even just pants.

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