Isnt HHH's symbol closely related to He-mans symbol?
Yeah, we aren't saying its REALLY Castle Grayskull, but as an icon goes, it's much much more Grayskull than anything else. I mean as i said google it and you will see it's what many many people immediately thought of when they saw it. The reason I point it out is to illustrate that even without any major entertainment push MOTU is still instantly recognizable and in people's minds somewhere. this image conjurs up He-Man to most folks and that's saying something esp since most people have no idea that there has been he-man stuff AFTER the 80s.
Isnt HHH's symbol closely related to He-mans symbol?
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Again we aren't saying it IS REALLY grayskull but to deny that the image is familiar, that's just being blind.
Last edited by krosfyah; April 2, 2012 at 11:53am.
Sitting here saying "THAT'S NOT GRAYSKULL!" well you're right it's NOT Grayskull in reality, but it conjures up the thought, esp in comparrison to the KG box. it's the exact same shape (outline) of that with the same centrepiece, with the same function. (door/portal)
Last edited by krosfyah; April 2, 2012 at 11:59am.
i really don't think it's familiar to castle grayskull. not in any meaningful way. i guess that makes me blind.
i don't think any less of you or anyone else who does see similarities.
at the end of the day you don't see it and it is surprising, because as a member of this board you're a fan, and many non fans reacted instantly to it saying "hey HHH came out of Grayskull! cool!" It's something I posted because I didn't expect it to be controversial in ANY way. I posted it for fun and for my fellow fans to smile at the image and at the fact that many still recognize MOTU, even if they don't know of classics or the 2002 line. You don't see it, you don't see it, but i'm personally amazed because I thought everyone would AT LEAST feel it's familiar enough to say "hey, cool!" or something like that.
Wrestlers are little more than cheesy 1 dimensional characters who sometimes in their careers go through huge image overhauls to rebrand themselves, and attract new fans.
Triple H has gone from a prim and proper, snooty aristocrat, to a smack talking sweaty douche bag, to this new incarnation, which appears to be pulling from fantasy warriors. I have not watched wrestling for 15 years, and I know this.
Considering his size and blond hair, it is not outside the realm of possibility that someone behind the scenes, advised him to pull from MOTU and designed a backdrop that would mimic the iconic green castle. If it was light in any other color, I wouldn't have given this post a thought. People will argue this regardless.
Last edited by Sky Breaker; April 2, 2012 at 12:18pm.
Looks cool but I'm not seeing Grayskull though.
Oh and Sky Breaker I love your profile pic!
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thanks for this thread I totally missed it, I had gone into the kitchen to grab a soda when he came out. Undertaker looked awesome though.
I agree that it is just a large bust of his attire of the skull king he wears, but if the 78,000+crowd and millions of people at home see Castle Grayskull and think He-man, that is awesome too.
Green castles with the center shaped like a skull with a muscle bound man coming out of the jawbrdidge are extremely common. I can think of plenty of examples where this happens.
Problem is it's not a castle at all. It's a giant bust. Skulls are common (everyone has one ), not every design with a skull in it is a reference to Grayskull or Skeletor. I think it's a bit of a stretch, just my opinion.
It's not even a skull. It's two windows next to each other with a large opening underneath.
Nothing to argue here. At frist glance it did indeed remind me of Castle Grayskull. If it was meant to do that, it's a cool nod. If it wasn't meant to do that, well, it sort of did anyway. Either way, Wrestlemania pulled off another image that managed to get attention and be talked about, and that is what they want all the time. I'm a huge WWE fan, so I see a lot of their product, and most of the time i don't associate it with much, but this time my first thought was for sure "hey that looks like Grayskull" so Krosfyah, my imagination matches yours. Maybe one day we will see a more direct comparison. Either way it's a fun thing to see, a fun thing to imagine about. If you saw the similarities, great, if you disagree, that's fine too. No reason to make a big deal out of disagreeing.
Last edited by iron_pride; April 2, 2012 at 05:15pm.
This is just like the Madonna appearance at the Super Bowl. There are similarities, but a bit of a stretch.
It is my personal opinion that people are looking to hard and wanting a castle Greyskull to badly.
I bet Big County could stand in front of a green house with a sword held high and you people would swear that's He-Man in front of Castle Greyskull.
Both sides have made that same argument against the other.
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It's not even a castle, it's clearly the armor from last year blown up. It's clearly a skeleton helmet with some shoulder pads on either side. First the Madonna thing, now this. The Super Bowl get-up at least somewhat resembled bubble power she-ra's armor a little, but this isn't even meant to be a castle. Stretching it kind of far.
Can't we agree and say that although it was not meant to be, it had SLIGHT similarities and that's that. I mean when we all saw Madonna, every had fun with it and didn't get so critical or offended. I mean when Triple H wore that Barbarian gear we all know we was putting it out there he was interested in the new Conan project and let's see Conan<>He-man= all kind of similar.... What it truly looks like is a conversation piece, therefore here we are!!