Grayskull is more iconic.
This might not be the right forum for this, but this is the only forum I visit, and need opinions.
I have it in my head to draw an epic battle scene with the MOTU characters, and am torn on the background. The Eternia Towers is the Ultimate Battle ground and all, but if there was a final battle with He-man and Skeletor being the last men standing, where should it take place, in front of Eternia Towers or Castle Grayskull? I'm leaning toward Grayskull because I still feel it is more of an important place than the three towers of Eternia. What do you all think would be the ideal location of the final battle?
I always imagined the final battle with grayskull totally destroyed, he-man and skeletor are battling to the death on what's left of the of stone bridge that once lead to grayskull, skeletor manages to destroy the powersword, he-man reverts to Adam, skeletor about to absorb the power and kill Adam. RAndor finally realizes his son was he-man and looks at him as the hero he is. Adam plucks all the strenght left in him after a final glance at his father, he takles skeletor at the last minute and both fall to doom in the bottomless pit of grayskull*
*but in my head story this is the start, eternia falls apartwithout both characters around but after falling into the pit they both survived thanks to the last of the power that fell with them, Adam eventually heals and returns, grown up but without powers, and must go through a heroes journey to gain back the power and return the kingdom to glory
I have a huge drawn out story, and have for years. Mine would most likely **** fans off, because it's kinda like Marvel's 'Ultimate' universe. But oddly enough, I don't have a "ending", because I just don't want it to end. But, thinking about it, I can't think of any better place then Grayskull.
There you are, fixed that for you.I always imagined the final battle with grayskull totally destroyed, he-man and skeletor are battling to the death on what's left of the of stone bridge that once lead to grayskull, skeletor manages to destroy the powersword, he-man reverts to Adam, skeletor about to absorb the power and kill Adam. Randor finally realizes his son was he-man and looks at him as the hero he is. The Mighty Spector warps into existence and tackles skeletor at the last minute and both fall to doom in the bottomless pit of grayskull
How does Spector killing LORD SKELETOR fix anything? He couldn't get within 10 feet of the Overlord Of Evil.There you are, fixed that for you.
I will...But my own.Keep reading the bios.
Sorry I couldn't resist!
I think your conclusion to motu is epic, stirring and fitting. Good job!
If it was the very FINAL battle, then it should be in the ruins of Castle Grayskull. Add lava and smoke and you're in for some very intense scenes...
Edit:. I just saw eddie had some similar pictures in mind
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Masters of the Universe is basically three elements to me - He-Man, Skeletor, and Castle Grayskull. Everything else is interchangeable.
Even when Skeletor goes off into space during NA, it's only to recruit more soldiers and try to obtain more power so he can return to breech Castle Grayskull's walls.
Skeletor could take the Eternia towers but he still wouldn't be the ruler of all reality. He'd have to take Castle Grayskull to do that.
Castle Grayskull is the key and the icon.
My suggestion (that I just thought of ) would be to have the final battle at Grayskull - with a few tweaks.
In the background, show the Towers of Eternia in ruins! Have the Central Tower partially collapsed, the Viper Tower in flames, and the Grayskull Tower crumbling. Then have the final battle on the open drawbridge of Grayskull with He-Man standing with his back right to the opening.
Yeah, I like that idea.
I love this idea, and thought of something simular, but is it possible to see the towers from Castle Grayskull?
plus the bridge is to close a shot. I want He-man and Skeletor to be the focus, yet bodies all around them of their fallen comrades. putting grayskull so close, I won't get towers properly in the shot.
Last edited by Paul Justice; February 23, 2012 at 02:16pm.
I always hoped that in the very end Skeletor would realize He-Man was his nephew and have some kind of change of heart like Darth Vader and make a choice to sacrfice himself for He-Man to destroy Hordak and King Hsss. Probably too sentimental.
in my fantasy, I see Grayskull losing a bit of its power and importance once the towers return. . . well actually just Central tower since I don't really see Grayskull tower/castle nor Snake Mountain/Viper Tower as separate entities. Central Tower returns (with the help of Light Hope, possibly merging Crystal Castle and Centel Tower) and centralizes all power on Eternia at the tower. Initially, Randor moves the royal court there (Eternos Palace was destroyed by the rising of the Tower) and subsequently all forces (Skeletor, Hordak, Hiss) attack the castle.
I can see that happening, but would hate to think it would. For two people to spend their lives fighting for and defending something, all for it to be for nothing. I think that's pretty messed up.
I think the towers is a gateway to both castles who ever controls it can access both Snake Mountain and Grayskull. This is due to a truce based off trust. When that trust was broken, the towers were banished.
I can see that happening too, in a movie, cartoon or comic. But impossible to paint in one epic picture.
Last edited by Paul Justice; February 23, 2012 at 04:22pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost