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    Quote Originally Posted by depp76 View Post
    Thank you for the pointers, depp76!

    Dan1980, what an awesome collection of events ordered in a timeline! Now I remember those posts, I need to read thoroughly since I'm finding explanations I could not find in other sources I used. Thank you!
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    depp 77 i will take a look at these timelines and try to interject where i can, off the bat from what i read, Bashor is on par with the rest of the god beasts, he should be included in the first line,

    and i feel like Maskra is on Par with Standor as well as an old god.

    Also it should be Noted that along with Serpos, Ka was imprisoned into snake mtn as well for controlling Sepros, hence his visage on the side of snake mtn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by facet View Post
    depp 77 i will take a look at these timelines and try to interject where i can, off the bat from what i read, Bashor is on par with the rest of the god beasts, he should be included in the first line,
    https://www.he-man.org/assets/images...ne-01_full.jpg
    and i feel like Maskra is on Par with Standor as well as an old god.
    https://www.he-man.org/assets/images...sk-01_full.jpg
    Also it should be Noted that along with Serpos, Ka was imprisoned into snake mtn as well for controlling Sepros, hence his visage on the side of snake mtn.
    https://www.he-man.org/assets/images...ka-01_full.jpg
    https://www.he-man.org/assets/images...ka-01_full.jpg
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    I may not have included the last few of the bios from the first lot, I will have to go back and include those. Feel free to throw suggestions my way of things to include or that I have missed and I’ll add them when I get the chance

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    ... continuation of a post in the previous page (summarized timeline according to Classics canon)

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    From the end of The Age of Sorrow to the start of contemporary history
    Another 3,000 years would pass from the point in time when the Age of Sorrow ended until the start of the so-called Vintage Era (the era of Adam as He-Man until the Second Ultimate Battleground, which I will present in the next section). Since this is not an unknown period of Eternian history, I’m sure there are documented facts belonging to the ancient times within this period but I will concentrate, instead, on the last century of this period, where we have notice of the last two He-Men before Adam.

    One hundred years before Adam, a warrior from the Subternian city of Tundaria was chosen by the Goddess to protect the Sword of He. The name of this warrior was Wundar, and was known as The Savage He-Man, because of his style of combat (so it must have been interesting to know what enemies suffered that savage style of battling, but I don’t have that information). The only thing mentioned so far is that Wundar completed The Nine Tasks of the Snow Dwarves of Crystal Mountain, but it is not mentioned how that episode in the life of Wundar influenced the upcoming events in history. Wundar was chosen after saving the Goddess (in disguise). Another interesting fact about Wundar is that he was given the weapon and armor of a Cosmic Enforcer (or more likely a Mystic Warrior, anyways those are the same kind of weapons & armor used by Zodac, but in black color). Wundar was able to tap into unlimited fire power with such a weapon (savage! I imagine he was like the John Wick of his times!).

    After roughly 100 years, an unknown but extremely brave and heroic warrior named Oo-larr, from the Vine Jungle, would save the Goddess (seems like this was her preferred recruiting method to prove warriors worthy to be He-Men). This warrior, known as The Jungle He-Man, actually participated in events that would shape the future of Eternia.

    During this time, Eternia went through the Great Unrest: King Miro had disappeared. He had been actually banished to Despondos by Count Marzo. Marzo had started an uprising movement trying to depose King Miro to put a better ruler in the throne of Eternos that would see for the suffering of the dwellings of the Dark Hemisphere. Count Marzo, who was also a powerful wizard, thought he would be that better ruler. Marzo gathered many adepts who joined his forces, like the wizard Nepthu, and also created the Shadow Beasts. In these turbulent times, with no king and Marzo trying to impose himself as the ruler, the sons of Miro, princes Keldor and Randor, joined forces to defeat Count Marzo, and they were successful in doing that.

    Keldor was the firstborn of King Miro, but his mother was not the queen (Miro’s wife), but a Gar lady (Saryn was her name) who had been the lover of Miro when he was a prince and shipwrecked on a distant island. Miro did not know of this son until the boy was sent to him by Saryn, who was magically bound to the island and could not leave it. Years later, when Queen Amelia (Miros’ wife) was mysteriously assassinated, Keldor was accused of killing her (later we would learn that this tragic event was influenced by Hordak from his prison in Despondos), and since Keldor was half Gar, the distrust of Eternians didn’t help in his favor, so he was banished from the kingdom.

    Keldor became an outcast and found Hordak’s temple, which had been built by the Horde during the truce of the Great Wars. He was able to contact this entity from Despondos and became his apprentice in dark magic. Keldor also gathered some allies, like Evil-Lyn, Beast Man, Kronis (who would become Trap Jaw after his fight for power with Skeletor) and Tri-Klops.

    Keldor and Evil-Lyn became lovers, and they fathered a son named Malkyn, who would be later known by the nickname Skeleteen. Keldor started uprising movements again to claim Eternia’s throne, and in an attempt where he faced his brother Randor, now king, he was mortally wounded. Evil-Lyn and the rest of the group took Keldor to Hordak’s temple to try to save his life, and Hordak indeed saved his life, but at the price of being merged with a demon, Demo-Man. This drove Keldor insane for some time (he had a demon in his head!), but in the end, there was no more Keldor, only Skeletor. After Keldor was transformed into Skeletor, he lost any attachment to Evil-Lyn or his son, so Lyn sent his son to the future (pretty much as his father did during the Great Wars) to be raised by The Faceless One (this was Nikolas Powers after being punished by the Council of Elders for breaking the terms of the truce during the Great Wars) to protect him from Skeletor.

    Skeletor became the hand of Hordak in Eternia, a servant through whom Hordak could put plans in motion to try to seize the power that he knew was deep in Eternia, now probably the power that could set him free from Despondos.

    After the attack of Keldor’s forces on Eternos, Prince Randor ordered the building of the Mystic Wall, so that the kingdom could be protected from further attacks. The Council of Elders, in the absence of King Miro and Queen Amelia, crowned Randor king. But peace would not return to Eternia yet, since the powerful warlord Gygor, who had killed Lord Cholo and claimed the throne of the Vine Jungle, had also gathered an army of beast men to take Castle Grayskull. Oo-larr, the jungle He-Man, and the Goddess fought him and finally defeated Gygor, putting him in a state of suspended animation.

    The next relevant task that Oo-larr did was to reunite the sword of power, as requested by Sorceress. So, Oo-larr had to search for the other half of the sword in the Dark Hemisphere. The reason for this was to have the whole sword to be able to magically clone it, so that the twins of destiny could both wield the Sword of He. The clon sword ended up being called the Sword of Protection, later enhanced with another gem, but equally capable to harmonize with the power of the Universe/Grayskull. The original sword was split again and one of the halves hidden by Oo-larr in the Dark Hemisphere. This was not ignored by Skeletor, as he tracked hints unintentionally left and was able to get that hidden half for some time.

    Skeletor built his enchanted Battle Armor that would allow him to cross the Mystic Wall. By this time, Marlena had already arrived in Eternia and was Randor’s queen. They had two children, the twins Adora and Adam, destined to be the worthy heirs of the power of Grayskull, their ancestor. Knowing about this prophecy, Hordak had tasked Skeletor to kidnap the twins and send them to him. That’s why a magic Battle Armor built by Skeletor was a key piece to execute this plan. This battle armor allowed Skeletor to walk safely through the Mystic Wall. Skeletor partially succeeded, since he kidnapped Adora and handed her over to Hordak, who would raise her as her daughter. Also, with the Battle Armor, Skeletor breached the Mystic Wall and kidnapped the Sorceress. In this case, the intent was to clone her to raise the cloned Sorceress as his bride. In this Classics canon, that magic clone would grow up as Teela. Man-at-Arms (Duncan) stopped Skeletor and this plan was aborted (the clone baby was adopted by Duncan, as it is well known). Oo-larr had a singular combat with Skeletor and destroyed his Battle Armor with his mighty axe, causing him to fold back to the Dark Hemisphere. However, years later, Skeletor was able to breach the wall and threaten the Light Hemisphere again.

    Nothing has been said, at least that I know in Classics, about the transition from Oo-larr to Adam. It would have made sense if Oo-larr himself had trained Adam in his early days as He-Man.

    Next post will address the "Vintage Era"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by man-at-work View Post
    The link didn't work for me.

    Here's a fresh link. Try this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Thank you, it worked, it will be a good read for the weekend. And the best thing is that it is a PDF doc, so it's searchable!

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    Vintage Era (part 1)

    This is an era that has been officially framed within 14-15 years. It would comprise the years of a young He-Man (Adam) until the Second Ultimate Battleground. It would cover more or less what we saw in the vintage MOTU era (running along the Filmation series) and some mini comics.

    Probably the first relevant mission for Adam was to reunite the two halves of the Sword of Power. This is because he was not meant to be only a protector of the sword, like previous He-men, but its actual wielder and heir to the power of Grayskull. The half that was hidden in the Dark Hemisphere was in possession of Skeletor, so Adam had to fight for it to be able to reunite the sword. While the sword was still split, Adam used an electronic version of the sword created by Man-at-Arms (Duncan) and enchanted by Sorceress to allow it to harmonize with the power residing within Castle Grayskull. This electronic sword was a formidable weapon, but didn’t allow Adam to transform into He-Man. Once Adam reunited the two halves of the sword, he was able to tap into its power to invoke the power of Grayskull and become He-Man.

    Just to be on the same page, for this era we had these persons in the mentioned roles: Adam was He-Man, Teela’Na was the Sorceress, Duncan was the Man-At-Arms, main inventor & chief engineer, General of the Eternian Guard, leader of the elite group of heroic warriors of Eternia called the Masters, and adoptive father of Teela (the cloned “daughter” of Sorceress), who happened to be the Captain of the Eternian Guard. Randor and Marlena were the rulers of Eternia and Hordak was ruling Etheria as an extension of the Horde Empire in the dimension of Despondos.

    There was a Trollan wizard in the court of King Randor. Orko. He appeared to be the clumsy magician we know, basically an entertainer for the court, but he was close to the royal family, Man-at-Arms and Sorceress. In Classics cannon, he was actually a member of the wizards elite from Trolla and was sent to serve as a guide for the latest wielder of the Sword of He, which was a weapon of Trollan origin in the first place. If we think about it, framing our analysis in such a context, Orko was actually one of the most clever, skillful and devoted characters: he was able to pretend he arrived to Eternia in an almost accidental way, and then he inserted himself in the court and the royal family to be able to watch over Adam. Also, to my knowledge, Orko was never perceived as a wise counselor, so I have to believe his guidance had to happen through pretended intentional “accidents”, causing events and influencing people in a very subtle way.

    Adam kept his ability to tap into the power of Grayskull as a secret, so during most of the Vintage Era he tried to hide this, a secret identity, because it was supposed Adam and He-Man were physically different. When Adam aged, he started to look very similar to He-Man, but then Sorceress casted a spell to create an illusion to everyone else that He-Man’s look was more rugged. Only a few people knew about the secret: Sorceress, of course, Man-at-Arms (since he was ally, friend and protector of Sorceress/Grayskull), Orko and Cringer (Adam’s best friend, a sentient tiger of the Green Tiger Tribe with the ability to speak) who would also be a recipient for the power of Grayskull, since Adam would channel that power through his sword to transform Cringer into Battle Cat (also kept as a secret identity, pretty much as Adam transformed into He-Man) when needed.

    Around this time, the Horde was already established in Etheria, in the Dimension of Despondos, ruling a big part of the planet. Horde’s scouts had discovered Etheria and Hordak led his army to conquer it. However, they were still imprisoned in this dimension. There was a rebellion against this regime, but it was not enough to depose the despot. Adora, the kidnapped twin sister of Adam, was a captain for the Horde, raised as Hordak’s daughter. It’s worth mentioning that the Horde generals and commanders that were banished to Despondos together with Hordak had around 5,000 years there. Not much has been said about how they didn’t seem to age, except that Hordak’s family had made their closest loyal ranks nearly immortal through a mix of science and magic.

    Sorceress must be one of the most powerful wizards in the MOTU universe. Not in the sense of being a powerful combat mage, but in the complexity and depth of knowledge of magic and spells that no other wizard would be able to cast. In that context, while Hordak desperately wanted to return from Despondos to Eternia, the Sorceress was able to send He-Man through a dimensional portal to Etheria to find her sister and give her the Sword of Protection. Through the history of Eternia we would see the Sorceress opening portals through time, space and dimensions.

    He-Man found his sister, Adora, and eventually gave her the Sword of Protection. Through the contact with the sword she was able to know the truth of his heritage and became She-Ra when she invoked the power of Grayskull by raising the Sword of Protection. Adora abandoned the Horde, visited her real parents in Eternia and returned to Etheria to join the Great Rebellion against Hordak.

    (To be continued)
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    Vintage Era (part 2)

    Faker was a robot originally built by Duncan to help Adam keep secret his identity as He-Man. The robot had been abandoned after being damaged in a battle. Tri-Klops was able to salvage and steal this robot from the royal junkyard, repaired it and reprogrammed it as the evil warrior Faker. This new evil warrior would be one of the key pieces for one of Skeletor’s most effective plots against Eternia.

    Skeletor needed two more pieces to execute his plot to take over Eternia: he needed to get rid of Randor and he needed to breach Eternos’ palace security. The Evil Warriors at the command of Skeletor tracked the inventor Gwildor, who had developed a powerful artifact that enabled time and space travel: The Cosmic Key. Skeletor got one of the prototypes of the Cosmic Key, which would be used to transport himself and his army into the Eternos Palace. Then Skeletor banished King Randor to Despondos. As far as we know, Skeletor didn’t have the magic to banish someone to Despondos, so he probably made use of yet another artifact: the ancient Diamond Ray of Disappearance.

    At this point, Skeletor blamed He-Man for the supposed death of King Randor. Skeletor made use of Faker's resemblance to He-Man to frame a convincing lie around his accusations of He-Man being the murder. This caused Eternians’ distrust and rejection of He-Man, and such a climate of distrust created the conditions for Skeletor to easily take the throne of Eternos (and he must have genuinely thought he was the rightful heir to that throne, since he was King Miro’s first born). As a consequence, He-Man became a fugitive and had to reveal his secret identity to friends and allies, so He-Man and the Masters became rebels against the reign of King Skeletor.

    Evil-Lyn, who was always plotting against Skeletor since he lost any emotional attachment to her, helped Kobra Khan to bring the Snake Men from the void, in the hopes of undermining Skeletor’s power, but King Hssss would have his own agenda, and would not make any concessions unless it was something within the big schemes of his master, The Unnamed One.

    Meanwhile, in Etheria, Shadow Weaver had corrupted a fragment of the Crystal Castle and made the Crimson Crystal artifact. With such an artifact she established communication with the treacherous Evil-Lyn.The two witches found the portals of the Laser Gate (which had been lost until now) that connected dimensions, so they finally were able to open a stable bridge between Eternia and Despondos.

    A remarkable event derived from the return of King Hssss is that he turned Duncan, the Man-At-Arms, into a Snake Men, so this brave and key leader was lost by the Masters, and the Sorceress would be mortally poisoned by Hssss, so she resisted until revealing herself as Teela’s mother and training her daughter as the new Sorceress.

    She-Ra and the Great Rebellion defeated the Horde in Etheria, and Hordak led his army back to Eternia, as he always wanted, to conquer this world. She-Ra and some of the rebels of Etheria followed Hordak into Eternia.

    The Unnamed One commanded King Hssss to make an alliance with Hordak, and this was not an isolated event, since he commanded another of his generals, Lord G’Rasp, to ally with the Horde in other territories of the Empire, so this must have been one of the strategies of the Unnamed One at big scale. Skeletor found himself in a very difficult position to hold the reign of Eternia, facing the alliance of the Horde and the Snake Men, as well as the rebel Masters led by He-Man and She-Ra. With such a tension between four different factions, Hordak and the Snake Men conquered Eternia, Skeletor was deposed, so that was the end of the brief reign of King Skeletor.

    Teela, as the new Sorceress, was able to send He-Man to Eternia’s distant past, using the combined power of the Cosmic Key and the Central Tower (since the ancient towers had arisen from the depths of Eternia, like announcing the big events to come) to search for the key knowledge to defeat the Snake Men. That knowledge happened to be the Spell of Separation, which had been used by Hordak during the Great Wars. Skeletor had secretly followed He-Man to the past, but they eventually had an encounter and He-Man captured Skeletor, taking him back to the present day as a prisoner. In exchange for his freedom, Skeletor offered to fight by the side of the Masters against the Snake Men and the Horde.

    All of these events would lead to The Second Ultimate Battleground, which would be the final battle of these times in the Eternian timeline. On one side there was the Horde, led by Hordak himself, allied with the Snake Men, led by King Hssss. Also Evil-Lyn, as the orchestrator of the plots that enabled both evil factions to come back from banishment, was on that side, together with Evil Seed and some warlords that participated in the conflicts during the Great Unrest, like Count Marzo, Gygor and Phravus. On the other side we had initially all of the renegade Masters led by He-Man, the Great Rebellion following She-Ra, Zodac and Skeletor with all of his Evil Warriors.

    During the 2nd Ultimate Battleground, as prophesized by the reappearance of the ancient towers of Eternia, the true kings returned: King Miro and King Randor returned from Despondos. It has not been confirmed, but it is thought they also found the Laser Gate passage back to Eternia. The kings led additional armies commanded by the races represented in the Council of Eternia: Chief Carnivus fought followed by the Qadians, Ceratus brought the Calligars, the Kulataks were following King Chooblah and the skies saw the armies of Avionians, Andreenid people and Speleans led by Stratos, Buzz-Off and Lord Dactus, respectively. Even the Beast Men joined these allies under the leadership of their massive grizzly-like chief, Red Beast.

    Duncan, still transformed into a Snake Men, led an attack that Clamp Champ tried to push back, resulting in the death of Duncan. Stratos also died during the 2nd Ultimate Battleground. Teela confronted and defeated Evil-Lyn, who lost her powers and escaped to the future with his son, Malkyn (also known as Skeleteen).

    With the knowledge brought by He-Man from Eternia’s past about the Spell of Separation, Orko was the one who casted it to defeat the Sneak Men. The way it would act on them was to separate their DNA, that had been spliced by the Unnamed One millenia ago from three different reptilian species.

    The final confrontation was meant to be He-Man, She-Ra and Skeletor against Hordak, to defeat him once and for all. However, Skeletor took a step forward and faced Hordak alone. He was indeed able to kill his old master, but was mortally wounded in turn. He saved himself by magically absorbing the techno-organic virus (from the Bionatops, which had been brought from Eternia’s past by He-Man) to heal his body, which grew cyborg parts but kept him alive and made him stronger. Skeletor felt himself supremely powerful, lost interest in Eternia, and feeling he should dominate the whole Horde Empire left Eternia to conquer other planets. That was the end of the Vintage Era.
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