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    A Reference I Never Noticed Before:

    From the pilot episode:

    Sorceress: "A hero would emerge who would do justice and love kindness..."

    Me: "And walk humbly, right? Why are you quoting Micah 6:8?"


    Interesting. it's too close to be a coincidence - do you think they tossed a Bible allusion into the script to try to deflect some of the "He-Man is Satanic" controversy from the '80s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridureyu View Post
    From the pilot episode:

    Sorceress: "A hero would emerge who would do justice and love kindness..."

    Me: "And walk humbly, right? Why are you quoting Micah 6:8?"

    Interesting. it's too close to be a coincidence - do you think they tossed a Bible allusion into the script to try to deflect some of the "He-Man is Satanic" controversy from the '80s?
    The quote is lifted.
    But it's not like they intended there to be "pro-biblical" things to fight off against any old controversy. They use themes and quotes from other places, like Shakespeare in animation.

    At the time when they were working on the pilot-movie, it was simply that. No intended series yet. So if a line like that was added, Dean Stefan didn't have a problem with it.

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    They do repeat the bit in "Buzz-Off's Pride".

    But if the live-action Skeletor can quote Shakespeare ("I am not in the giving vein this day", Richard III) and Jack Kirby ("I dare anything! I am [strike]Darkseid[/strike] Skeletor!", New Gods #2)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridureyu View Post
    From the pilot episode:

    Sorceress: "A hero would emerge who would do justice and love kindness..."

    Me: "And walk humbly, right? Why are you quoting Micah 6:8?"


    Interesting. it's too close to be a coincidence - do you think they tossed a Bible allusion into the script to try to deflect some of the "He-Man is Satanic" controversy from the '80s?
    There's other biblical quotes scattered throughout the series; I can't recall them at hand. I kept waiting for the episode where Man-at-Arms gets nearly killed by enemy factions and shouts out "O Death, where is thy sting?" and Buzz-Off shows up and says "here I am!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    So if a line like that was added, Dean Stefan didn't have a problem with it.
    Didn't Dean Stefan write the pilot or was it a collaborative effort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Didn't Dean Stefan write the pilot or was it a collaborative effort?
    Dean wrote it, but atleast this line was something Ian Richter's boss suggested to add.

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    Only thing that was dubbed satanic in the 80s was heavy metal. I have never heard of any he-man talk..

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclassified View Post
    Only thing that was dubbed satanic in the 80s was heavy metal. I have never heard of any he-man talk..
    It wasn't the dominant narrative, but it was out there. He-Man and other toys and cartoons tended to get slammed a bit less than heavy metal or Dungeons & Dragons, but there were complaints.

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