Great poll! Fisto FTW!
other, please explain
of course I wanted to choose Fisto, but when I saw Castle Grayskull man on the list...
See Fisto is first instince, though the others are a good lineup for sure, for different reasons.
But since based on the bio Mr. Grayskulldude is such a powerful one time event, he's basically a trump card. He's everything in one. A cheat, to be sure, but then I didnt write the bio.
Sadly considering magic godhood (Moss Man), cosmic power (Zodac/k), and sheer mechanical strenght (roboto) My man fisto is pretty low on the pole as it turns out.
I'm not sure why so many people are voting for Zodac. He was never portrayed as particularly strong.
If we're talking physical strength- most likely Zodak. I say this because his sorcery and inner strength greatly enhances his physical strength- he meditates and does martial arts- the cliche is apparent. Lol. He fought He-man to a stalemate before accepting the Master's aid in a battle that He-Man implores "even you can't take on an army that size, Zodak". He also defeated the entire Evil Warrior starting line-up (Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man, Trap Jaw, Tri Klops, and Mer-Man) in 7 seconds flat.
Remember this is Zodak not Zodac, I'm talking about here. The original Zodac was hinted at being powerful, but there really are no examples to prove it like his successor has. The only thing we have now is the recent Origin of Hordak one-shot in which the "vintage" Zodac still doesn't do much except gear-up exactly like the newer Zodak.
If we're talking all around most powerful: physical strength, magic, and fighting skill all combined- Zodak is the strongest MOTU character in my opinion.
i'm sueing zodac for stealing my chest hair..
This started to hurt my brain too much so I just voted for Zodac since he's my fave. He and Mer-Man that is.
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I thought I read somewhere that Extendar reaches near He-man's level of strength when he's in his "Tower of Power" mode
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You asking about physical, muscle strenght or powers?
If by muscle strenght, it's a toss between Ram Man, Fisto and Clamp Champ.
but by super power, Sy-Klone definitely!
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I would say Zodak. He has special training & been around to perfect all of his skills & training for centuries.
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Gosh, pretty much everyone on the list, plus Clamp Champ, excluding Sy-Klone!
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Clearly it's roboto. He's a machine..
It has to be Zodac
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We haven't seen enough of CastleGrayskull Man to come to a solid conclusion on his strength. Have any feats of strength even been depicted? It's safe to say that given his/it's constitution (solid mystical brick) that it wouldn't be a stretch to see him/it exhibit some top tier feats of strength. We just have nothing to go on yet other than it is a sort of resurrected Spirit of Grayskull/Power of Grayskull that taps into all of King Grayskull's magic.
Would that not exclude the Sword of He, though? CGM is accessing all of Grayskull's magic, but the Sword of He was something that KG added to his repertoire and modified. While He-Man still possesses the Sword, CGM is just the culmination of Eternian magical power - without the added Trollan bonus.
With Ram-Man, I don't see strength as much as I see weight. Big solid guys seem strong because they can overpower most others with sheer force of weight, and they can use that weight to push and pull very heavy things, but I've seen many instances where all of that (as impressive as it can be sometimes) does not translate well or at all once they're pressing or weight-lifting without the advantage of using their whole body for momentum (ie. having to rely solely on the tensile strength and lifting power of their arms or legs alone).
Zodak is a tricky one too. Did we really see feats of strength from him, or just the ability to roll with, use, and deflect the strength of another. Advanced martial artistry can give a very good illusion of strength with it's ability to go toe to toe against physically superior opponents. Not that he has no strength at all, I'm sure Zodak is far into the realm of super-strength, what with his millenia of body training and his mystical enhancements, but where is his strength really? Prince Westley was nowhere near the strength of Fezzig, but he could still oppose and even defeat him. Beating or even matching a strong opponent is not the same as being strong.
Where Vikor and Wun-Dar are concerned, I don't think that they get a heck of a lot of advantage from the Sword. The Classics Narrative really seems to imply that anyway. I see them as physically top-notch Eternian males with a little extra "oomph" (in Wun-Dar's case even just a touch more than Vikor). Goes for Oo-Larr as well.
We do have some interesting things to consider where Fisto and Roboto are concerned. Mick4metal rightfully pointed out some of Roboto's feats (I like to take all media into consideration), and Fisto was chosen by aliens in the Filmation episode "The Games" as their champion when He-Man wasn't manifested. Perhaps Fisto shows an overall balanced level of strength and physicality above the likes of others? He certainly must use a lot of physical force in his arm to weild that fist of his, and the sheer weight of it is going to cause his body to adapt in order to compensate for it. He really has to be a powerhouse.
Also, when Roboto held off the Bashasaurus blow, how much of that was strength, and how much of it was his simply using his durability? If we saw a muscular man do the same, it would be implied that the man's muscle power was exerted against the force of the blow in order to counter it and cancel it's momentum. With Roboto it could be interpreted that he didn't exert the same level of force because his durability could tank a lot of it. That is, he didn't counter the force with a dynamic exertion (a feat of strength), he countered it with a defensive absorption (a feat of durability). Which is where we also might be in interpreting anything from CGM. Is it truly strength when their bodies are more simply more durable and are just not cracking under the weight?
I'm probably overthinking it now.
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Poll did not specify the same time period . I will go with King Greyskull
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