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    Shouldn't She-Ra Technically be called "He-Ra"?

    If the name 'He-Man' comes from the Sword of He, and She-Ra's power comes from the same power source, why isn't she called 'He-Ra'?

    Or maybe her sword should be the Sword of She?

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    No... She should, technically, be called She-Woman.
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    She actually originally was going to be called that I think but they changed it.
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    He-Ra sounds like a cross dresser.

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    Not if you pronounce it "Hera", like the Queen of the Greek Gods.

    I think they went with the right name. Scott just needs to explain how He-Ro's other weapon was the Staff of 'She', which is Trollan for protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swind15 View Post
    He-Ra sounds like a cross dresser.
    That was my thought.... But to be honest to me Nocturna sounds feminine to me....but he's a dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    That was my thought.... But to be honest to me Nocturna sounds feminine to me....but he's a dude.
    Haha, sure does. Maybe something his parents were going for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patreek View Post
    She actually originally was going to be called that I think but they changed it.
    yep she was going to be named He-Ra after Hera from Greek Mythology, but the name was copyrighted.
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    Maybe she was the Wo-Man that they were talking about in that interview with the marketing dude.......

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    He-Ra and Wo-Man are both pretty cool.

    But, I guess She-Ra reads and sounds more feminine than either of those names.

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    Actually, given that He-Man's sister was birthed by Mattel marketing in order to sell to girls, the feminine "She-Ra" is correct. Let's see how Scott works that into the bios!
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    I really don't like the bios. I barely read them and when I do, I forget them anyway. Never liked the "Sword of He". It's the Sword of Power and the Sword of Honor as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    That was my thought.... But to be honest to me Nocturna sounds feminine to me....but he's a dude.
    wait a moment! Nocturna is a guy? Are you kidding? I don't know much about NA I heard about him/her in RGD. Scott said that he was far away in the roadmap. Anyway he should be Nocturno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    wait a moment! Nocturna is a guy? Are you kidding? I don't know much about NA I heard about him/her in RGD. Scott said that he was far away in the roadmap. Anyway he should be Nocturno
    there's plenty of male names that end with "a". even in MOTU, we have Melaktha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Maybe she was the Wo-Man that they were talking about in that interview with the marketing dude.......
    I hear Wo-man and immediately I start thinking of that scene of Mike Myers doing poetry about his girl friends being crazy, in the movie "So I married an Axe Murderer."

    Woman... Woe-man... Whooo-O-O-O-a-man. She was a thief, you gotta believe, she stole my heart and my cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Man View Post
    there's plenty of male names that end with "a". even in MOTU, we have Melaktha.
    Yes sure! It is the fact that you don't know a character and you start to imagine things. It is the same with Mantenna. It could be a woman but we all know who Mantenna is so we can't imagine him to be a woman.
    Going to the main topic. We have a lot of characters with names ending in "man" but how many women in motu universe end in "ra"?
    I was thinking that if the sword of He was the sword of He-Ro may be the sword was split in two. HE man has one part and She RA (instead of RO) has the other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Edge View Post
    Not if you pronounce it "Hera", like the Queen of the Greek Gods.

    I think they went with the right name. Scott just needs to explain how He-Ro's other weapon was the Staff of 'She', which is Trollan for protection.
    I have the same justification in my head. "He" is trollan for power, and "She" is trollan for protection. Now that I write that out, I guess that could have some weird gender-based issues. Maybe that's not the best message to send.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    That was my thought.... But to be honest to me Nocturna sounds feminine to me....but he's a dude.
    Yeah. Nocturnos or Nocturnak would sound better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    I was thinking that if the sword of He was the sword of He-Ro may be the sword was split in two. HE man has one part and She RA (instead of RO) has the other
    Wow, I like this idea a lot. So He-Ro represented Power and Protection, and maybe He means Power and Ro means Protection. Ro became Ra when Adora got the sword of protection, so we have HE-Man and She-RA. It fits better if you think that the stone of protection in She-Ra's sword came from He-Ro's spellstone.

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    Or even She-Ro, right?

    Hmmm...gives me an idea for a future character... Maybe Dare's daughter?
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    She-Male perhaps

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    Wel personally I'm going with He-Ro's staff being melted down to make the Sword of Protection (I use the gold sword as the offical look for it) - of course with the Spellstone being used in the center of the sword. It can access the Power of Grayskull, but it in no way makes her the same as He-Man. Of course that's just my story. No cloning of the sword; just a different one from the same guy that the Sword of He came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossor View Post
    I hear Wo-man and immediately I start thinking of that scene of Mike Myers doing poetry about his girl friends being crazy, in the movie "So I married an Axe Murderer."

    Woman... Woe-man... Whooo-O-O-O-a-man. She was a thief, you gotta believe, she stole my heart and my cat.

    Sorry that's all I remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Man View Post
    there's plenty of male names that end with "a". even in MOTU, we have Melaktha.
    Yes, but when you think of Netossa, Mermista and Castaspella then you hear Nocturna....it's the same type of vibe....a name like Melaktha has a different feel to it.
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