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    MOTU entry on Wikipedia

    Have you read the MOTU entry on Wikipedia recently? The introduction seens to have been hijacked by someone on a pro-Roger Sweet rant. It's almost completely uncited and full of biased opinion. It basically dismisses the notion of anyone else having even the slightest contribution to the franchise, including Mark Taylor, whose designs obviously played a part. It makes me wonder who wrote it and what his motivation was. Take a look and see what you think.
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    Well whoever wrote that rather long piece certainly isn't sitting on the fence about who they think created He-man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziel443 View Post
    Well whoever wrote that rather long piece certainly isn't sitting on the fence about who they think created He-man.
    Agreed. Looking at the edit log it seems that the person who's been writing all this pro-Sweet stuff no longer has an account on Wikipedia.

    It's plain wrong to say Taylor had nothing to do with the line when his illustrations show ideas for Castle Grayskull, Teela, Man-at-Arms and Skeletor.

    Sweet may well have come up with an idea for He-Man, and even the character's name, but to be portrayed as being single-handedly responsible for the entire MOTU line is so obviously wrong. I hope Wikipedia clean up this entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultsofGrayskull View Post
    Agreed. Looking at the edit log it seems that the person who's been writing all this pro-Sweet stuff no longer has an account on Wikipedia.

    It's plain wrong to say Taylor had nothing to do with the line when his illustrations show ideas for Castle Grayskull, Teela, Man-at-Arms and Skeletor.

    Sweet may well have come up with an idea for He-Man, and even the character's name, but to be portrayed as being single-handedly responsible for the entire MOTU line is so obviously wrong. I hope Wikipedia clean up this entry.
    Exactly, Roger Sweet may be able to claim he came up with the name He-man but its clear his trio share little to no resemblance to any version of the He-man we know today be it mini comics, original toy line, filmation etc. His concept obviously evolved over time and went through many iterations incorporating other people's ideas including Mark Taylor's that it is impossible for any one person to claim he created He-man alone. Coming up with the name of a character is not the same as creating said character if your initial idea bares little to no similarity to the final product.

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