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    I stated it in previous text, but i feel the ROTS characters are getting abilities even more powerful then MOTU characters, and that shouldnt be the case. Dulipco recreating Eternias sun, you needed four or 5 super powerful speel casters to try and prevent eternia from spliting, this guy it with a clap of his hands and hes not even winded after, im sorry but its just too much feel like space sumos was the same. Im not cool with these characters overtaking the abilities of TRUE Motu characters, its not cool, they gotta scale back their powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    Because Duplico's figure looks mean and badass, part of me wishes they'd have made him a villain instead. It would put a fresh spin on the old "Aryan hero" stereotype.
    I agree that would be cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facet View Post
    I stated it in previous text, but i feel the ROTS characters are getting abilities even more powerful then MOTU characters, and that shouldnt be the case. Dulipco recreating Eternias sun, you needed four or 5 super powerful speel casters to try and prevent eternia from spliting, this guy it with a clap of his hands and hes not even winded after, im sorry but its just too much feel like space sumos was the same. Im not cool with these characters overtaking the abilities of TRUE Motu characters, its not cool, they gotta scale back their powers.
    This is one of my main reasons I'm disinterested in them but I kinda understand they why. Each of these characters was created to be their own "He-Man" not just a side character.

    But as a person who's personal head cannon really evens the playing field between the good and bad guys I'm not interested in a new group of Supermen Prime.


    Edit: I DO like most of the figures though
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    Do we know who writes these mini-comics? Iíve never seen one in person. Are there writing credits that Iím missing in the scans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkor View Post
    Do we know who writes these mini-comics? Iíve never seen one in person. Are there writing credits that Iím missing in the scans?
    Joshua Sky is the writer. You can find him on social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimate Sorceress View Post
    Joshua Sky is the writer. You can find him on social media.
    I wonder if he's got a longer story in mind and there are "deleted scenes" he could tell us about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    A guy can hope. Also they did it for Wun-Dar.

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    Well only sorta. They did Wun-Dar's origin story like they did Frog Monger, Space Sumo and Duplico and it's shows how he got his armor. It's not like it was variant of alternative head of Wun-Dar. It just happens that you can remove his armor to get more-less (he still has boots and stuff) recreate his pre-Heman look. It's like taking away Adam's sword to recreate his pre-hero days.

    How would you handle this anyway? Would you want every comic to give explanation for changes every time there is variant repaint or when deluxe has alternative head? Would you have them be temporary changes or permanent? Should they be promoted on box? Say, Roboto rather than focus on his minicomic roots would advertise it as "Roboto rebuild after being destroyed by Grizzlor"? How would you change the stories? For example Sucker Punch wouldn't focus on new characters, Fisto and Faker, but rather explain why Evil-Lyn and Mer-Man have designs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    Because Duplico's figure looks mean and badass, part of me wishes they'd have made him a villain instead. It would put a fresh spin on the old "Aryan hero" stereotype.
    They probably were worried that making token white guy bad would send a bad message.

    (also a bit of self-fullfilling prophecy on "bad guys get all coolest toys", huh?)

    Quote Originally Posted by facet View Post
    I stated it in previous text, but i feel the ROTS characters are getting abilities even more powerful then MOTU characters, and that shouldnt be the case. Dulipco recreating Eternias sun, you needed four or 5 super powerful speel casters to try and prevent eternia from spliting, this guy it with a clap of his hands and hes not even winded after, im sorry but its just too much feel like space sumos was the same. Im not cool with these characters overtaking the abilities of TRUE Motu characters, its not cool, they gotta scale back their powers.
    I think Duplico didn't so much recreated the sun as took its power from gun and put it back in its place. TBH, most characters that aren't He-Man or Skeletor tend to have pretty weak powers - stretchy neck, wheel chest, spikyness, a big fist, tail, etc - so it's not that hard to outdo them. But I agree that making every single Ruler of Sun this grandiose superpowerful figure doesn't work for them. It gets less impressive and more tiresome. Digitino is probably closest to being cool since he actually needs to put some leg work and creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Well only sorta. They did Wun-Dar's origin story like they did Frog Monger, Space Sumo and Duplico and it's shows how he got his armor. It's not like it was variant of alternative head of Wun-Dar. It just happens that you can remove his armor to get more-less (he still has boots and stuff) recreate his pre-Heman look. It's like taking away Adam's sword to recreate his pre-hero days.

    How would you handle this anyway? Would you want every comic to give explanation for changes every time there is variant repaint or when deluxe has alternative head? Would you have them be temporary changes or permanent? Should they be promoted on box? Say, Roboto rather than focus on his minicomic roots would advertise it as "Roboto rebuild after being destroyed by Grizzlor"? How would you change the stories? For example Sucker Punch wouldn't focus on new characters, Fisto and Faker, but rather explain why Evil-Lyn and Mer-Man have designs?
    New looks like 200X and LOP don't need an explanation, but new weapons and armor do. The 200X cartoon had just a few lines of dialogue between Adam and the Sorceress to explain the snake armor and the vintage mini comics did something similar for Thunder Punch and Flying Fists. The Origins mini comic gave explanations for Battle Armor He-Man, and Terror Claws Skeletor. So it cane be done.

    What I would do for Mossman is have it start with He-Man fighting the Snakemen, then have Mossman show up is his unarmored look, he joins the fight and quickly learns the the Snakemen are stronger then he thought, so he grows the armor out of his body. It's made from the strongest wood and has the sharpest thorns, the same for his weapons. He-Man and Mossman defeat the Snakemen and the story ends and an epic hand shake between the two heroes and the vow to work together until all the Snakemen are driven back underground.
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    Ok, fair point but consider this is a franchise where new heroes and villains pop out of nowhere - we just read next He-Man adventure and he's out of nowhere like "Oh, hello, Sy-Klone and Slamurai, my good friends" even though we've never seen them before. Snout Spout even complains in his minicomic that he doesn't feel like part of the team as if he existed for a while. So I think new weapons, just as new vehicles can just pop-out with little warning and we can assume that Man-At-Arms build them. Do we need origin for Clamp Champ's mini-clamp or Ram Man's second axe? Or what is in-universe explanation for two different heads for Road Ripper?

    Im not saying I'm opposed to explaining Moss Man's yellow armor but I won't lose sleep if they won't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Ok, fair point but consider this is a franchise where new heroes and villains pop out of nowhere - we just read next He-Man adventure and he's out of nowhere like "Oh, hello, Sy-Klone and Slamurai, my good friends" even though we've never seen them before. Snout Spout even complains in his minicomic that he doesn't feel like part of the team as if he existed for a while. So I think new weapons, just as new vehicles can just pop-out with little warning and we can assume that Man-At-Arms build them. Do we need origin for Clamp Champ's mini-clamp or Ram Man's second axe? Or what is in-universe explanation for two different heads for Road Ripper?

    Im not saying I'm opposed to explaining Moss Man's yellow armor but I won't lose sleep if they won't do it.
    We're also dealing with a franchise with 40 years of history. Some things don't need explanation because we already know. I'm just saying simple lines like "He-Man your armor has adapted to help you fight..." or "Take the new vehicle I just finished working on it"

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