View Poll Results: Is death in Masters of the Universe stories necessary?

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  • Sometimes. Death is a part of life and most stories. In MOTU, it should be done only as needed.

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    Let's get Crita in MOTUC! The All American's Avatar
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    Is death in Masters of the Universe stories necessary?

    With all the recent conversation about too many deaths in the bios and comics, do you think it's necessary?
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    I voted sometimes.

    In a short story line with no continuity, death may not be necessary. However, in a story line like the MOTUC mythos where the story spans centuries, death should be a part of it. People are going to die of old age and warriors are going to fall in battle.
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    Choices one and three are technically the same thing. And death has been on the table in MOTU since the mini-comics, so this is, to me, a non-issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collec-Tor View Post
    Choices one and three are technically the same thing. And death has been on the table in MOTU since the mini-comics, so this is, to me, a non-issue.
    I hear you.

    I would say the first choice is for those that want more adult themes, and deaths are more numerous.

    The third choice is a moderate choice. Deaths only occassionally, and normally would not be a main character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The All American View Post
    I hear you.

    I would say the first choice is for those that want more adult themes, and deaths are more numerous.

    The third choice is a moderate choice. Deaths only occassionally, and normally would not be a main character.
    Yes, it makes more sense now. I guess I was thinking the poll was asking more of a yes/no only question. Thanks for that!
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    I feel its ok. specially when it adds or progresses the story. I however don't care for pointless deaths that feel empty.
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    Yes, it's necessary if MOTU stories want to be taken seriously and to grow in the context of the situation of planetary civil war. Otherwise the stories remain stagnant and stale.
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    Are deaths necessary? No. Are they realistic in context? Absolutely! In any ongoing storyline where epic battles are waged, there are bound to be casualties. However, in MOTU/MOTUC, I feel like it would help a lot if we had a clear timeline of events to put the deaths (essentially major changes) into perspective.

    Then again, I guess Masters of the Universe canon has always been fluid and open to interpretation...I feel like as long as the deaths are handled well, and make sense within the context of the main themes, they are okay. I will say though that I feel as if things have gotten pretty dark and depressing. And rightfully so, as who would want to hear that their favorite characters have met a horrible fate?

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    Don't care for it, don't need it for a good story, Skeletor almost winning is enough. Let's be honost it's not like we're talking about a Shakespearean drama series. To me it still is a kid/childhood thing with the little "what have we learned today" ending. So maybe a budgie that dies cause they put him in front of an open window, that's more than enough.

    It's just replacing charaters for new ones for the sake of continuity of a story they can bend each and any way they want, hoping new charaters will get the same love as the characters they replace .... why, it's a cartoon. He-man will be there long after I die just like Man at arms!
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    No, not neccessary...

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    He-Man and MOTU were stories and characters meant for children. I wish the focus on the storylines would be that way. I thought the 200x cartoon did a decent job balancing a serious story with it being appropriate for a younger audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cderby79 View Post
    He-Man and MOTU were stories and characters meant for children. I wish the focus on the storylines would be that way. I thought the 200x cartoon did a decent job balancing a serious story with it being appropriate for a younger audience.
    I want to pass down he-man to a younger generation so they can share the same experiences I had as a child.
    Then feel free to whip out any of the previous cartoons' DVDs, man. No-one's trying to take that away from you. They'll always be there for you and the kids to enjoy!

    This is an "18 and over" "adult collector line" afterall, so I'm appreciating the deaths some of the time. I do feel there have been a few TOO many on the heroic side, but I do find the bad guys cooler!

     
    Hey, they "killed off" my favourite, Hordak when Skeletor drained his essence to become cyborg Skelly, which I actually thought was very badass and a fitting way for Hordak to go. I would have preferred that Hordak kill Horde Prime first and take over the Horde Empire, but poetic justice is a very good second place.


    Bottom line is that these aren't even major entertainment. They're bios on the backs of action figures accompanied by a few minicomics. I'm sure that the next incarnation of MOTU will be completely different once again. :P
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    i voted yes rather than sometimes because i wanted to be mature and accept responsibility for my opinion. see i wanted sometimes until i remembered as needed implies that my opinion of when it is needed is important. it is not. death is only used in masters as needed as decided by the creators.

    we may not agree that something was needed but it is not our creative work and our opinions dont hold weight.

    so really there is only yes or no. no sometimes.

    so yes. death has value in any story. it should be utilized as needed as determin hose that write the stories.

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    Sometimes, yes, absolutely. The MOTUC Canon is pushing the story out much further (in all direcions) that it has ever reached before. Given the short, less than episodic nature of the Bios themselves, it certainly comes off as callous and off-the-cuff when a character dies (Stratos, MAA, Zodac, etc.), but given the true scope of the story being told, it only makes sense taht characters will ultimately perish. Even the Classics Mini-Comics have been constrained by time and space in their depiction of what we would consider Major Events. I see these limitations as possibilities, however, as they leave quite a bit of wiggle room for us fans to insert our own takes on the storyline. That battle between Duncan and Clamp Champ? Lasted for hours in my book; it wasn't as one-and-done as the comic had room to show. Stratos' sacrifice? Touching, poignant, and epic! I adore the MOTUC Canon, and fill in details of my own as I see fit (open to editing with new information as we all "Keep Reading the Bios!").
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