Snout Spout was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1986. By the time his action figure was released, the accompanying cartoon series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe had been cancelled to make way for its spin-off series, She-Ra: Princess of Power. Therefore, Snout Spout makes his cartoon appearances in She-Ra rather than He-Man. Appearing in 3 episodes: "Small Problems", "Out of the Cocoon" and "Day of the Flowers", Snout Spout's roles are little more than cameos and he receives no real character development.
His first two appearances also seem to indicate he lives on Etheria, yet the latter episode ties him in with Mattel's continuity by depicting him as He-Man's friend, visiting from Eternia.
He also made a cameo in the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special, shown extending his snout to place the star on the tree.
1986 UK Edgmont MOTU/POP Comic Magazines Canon:
Always the underdog, Snout Spout is insecure and paranoid about his appearance, yet never overly self-pitiful and determined to fight on against evil until he finds some way of returning to his human form. He is called "Snout Spout" for his abilities to blast water from his cybernetic trunk, Jaxton often feels that everyone is always laughing at him. But when the Snake Men slither out and enemies attack, Snout Spout blasts them back with a super jetspray!
He was once blond-haired peasant named Jaxton, who was abducted by Hordak and cast into his experimentation matrix called the "Warrior Machine". There, like the others, Jaxton was grafted with cybernetic parts giving him both amazing powers and a bizarre form.
When Snout Spout first came to around, he hid behind a hood and cloak, refusing to reveal his identity until he has proved himself a worthy hero. Once revealed, he joined the Masters.
Later, a fairy concedes him a gift and he returns to normal, but when Hordak captures He-Man and Rio Blast, Snout Spout asks the fairy to undo the wish, knowing that he will remain a cyborg forever when it's undone, so he can use his powers to save his friends. He was one of the many Heroic Warriors to fight in the Second Ultimate Battleground.
A peasant from Etheria, Jaxton was one of three athletes abducted by Hordak and cast into his experimentation matrix. There, like the others, Jaxton was grafted with cybernetic parts giving him both amazing powers and a bizarre form. After crossing through a Lasergate to Eternia with the Evil Horde, Snout Spout escaped and joined with the renegade Masters of the Universe. Self-conscious about his appearance, and called "Snout Spout" for his abilities to blast water from his cybernetic trunk, Jaxton often feels that everyone is always laughing at him. But when the Snake Men slither out and enemies attack, Snout Spout blasts them back with a super jetspray! Snout was one of the many Heroic Warriors, who fought in the Second Ultimate Battleground.
After the Second Ultimate Battleground, Snout Spout was one of the Heroic Warriors who volunteered to join He-Man and She-Ra in the Tri-Solar System to defend the planet Primus. Injured during a battle in which he and He-Man infiltrated the Mutant Mothership to disable its converted Magnabeam weapon, Snout Spout was taken to Onnor where he was partially rebuilt by the Priman scientists Gepple, Alcon, Krex, and Meldoc. Their upgrades gave him a more threatening appearance as well as a new cybernetic trunk that could shoot scalding steam or freezing ice blasts. They even modified his fusion generator so that it could pull hydrogen and oxygen from the atmosphere to generate an endless supply of water. Although their powers were very different, he often collaborated with the titanic guardian Tuskador and the Galactic Protector Battlebeard. The trio remained close over the years, and as a team they took part in the Third Ultimate Battleground. With He-Man, they later opposed the Cosmic Enforcers when their vendetta to maintain the cosmic balance threatened many peaceful worlds including Primus.
- There are many stories surrounding the origin of this character. An unmade Filmation Cartoon reveals that he came from a race called the Hosers.
- He is sometimes referred to as “Hose Nose”. It is not clear if Hose Nose was an entirely different character than Snout Spout.
- In the Filmation series, he was voiced by Lou Scheimer.
- He had more of a stronger role in the UK Comics and other publications.
- There were plans to use him in the 200X series, but they didn't get that far.
Cartoon appearances: POP (Filmation)
Cartoon Appearances: Special (Filmation)
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