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    Easter Eggs found in He-Man & Masters of the Universe 2021 (Netflix)

    I haven't split these into episode appearances yet, but I thought it would be fun to list the nods, homages, references, and tributes found throughout the new CGI series!

    So far, I've noticed:

    -Keldor as uncle of Adam, brother to the King. (200X reference)
    -Adam is part of a tribe. (Mini-Comic homage)
    -King Grayskull is mentioned as using the power of Grayskull. (200X reference)
    -Snake Mountain as the staging ground for the Snake People empire. (200X/MOTUC reference)
    -The heroes' ship is called the Wind Raider. (Filmation homage)
    -The small hover vehicles are called Sky Sleds. (Filmation reference)
    -Power of Havoc (as in "Havoc Staff") (Nod to vintage MOTU)
    -Cringer backs away from the energy bolts before being transformed. (Filmation reference)
    -Modulok is mentioned as a type of competitive sport. (Vintage homage)
    -Tuvar and Baddrah (two-bad) are royal guards of Eternos. (200X homage)
    -Man-At-Arms mentions that he has passed a lot of 'Battle Bones.' (Vintage toy reference)
    -Teela's super-move is called Zoar. (Vintage toy homage)
    -Evil-Lyn mentions that she knew a "sand witch" once... (Shokoti?) (Nod to Filmation)
    -Both the Mer-People and Avians are mentioned several times. (200X/Filmation/MOTUC reference)
    -Ork-0 mentions his battle with Colossor. (Filmation reference)
    -Teela has a close connection to the Eldress of Grayskull (similar to her Filmation origin) (Filmation reference)
    -Cringer rescues a young Adam like Adam rescues a young Cringer in Filmation. (Filmation homage)
    -The Eldress says, "On to New Adventures!" (NA reference)
    -Snake Mountain is located in the Fright Zone. (Vintage/POP reference)
    -Skeletor speaks through a microphone from atop Snake Mountain. (Vintage toy homage)
    -Evil-Lyn's super-move is called Wings of Horokoth. (DC Comics reference)
    -Trap-Jaw's "vacuum" mouth. (DC/Mattel Digital-Comics reference)
    -Keldor and Randor (of House Randor?) wear the Lion Insignia. (Filmation reference)
    -Before becoming Trap-Jaw, Konis's body is green. (Mini-Comic reference)
    -Battle Cat fights a Shadow Cat beast that resembles Panthor. (Filmation/Vintage reference)
    -Adam jokes about having white tights and a silly haircut when he finds out that he's a prince. (Filmation nod)
    -Man-At-Arms uses an orange mace for a weapon. (Mini-comic/Vintage MotU reference)


    I know that there are a lot more... I'll keep updating as needed!
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    I would love for someone to do a New Rockstars style episode break down for this and Revelations.

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    It's not MotU-based, but it's still a fun Filmation nod in a sense, that Duncan's nickname for Cringer is "Talky" here, since Filmation handled that Captain Marvel cartoon.

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    There is also the microphone used at Snake Mountain as a refence to the vintage playset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reviews2D View Post
    There is also the microphone used at Snake Mountain as a refence to the vintage playset
    Was just coming to post that! I started shouting with excitement to my wife…..”oh my god, the original playset had a microphone, that’s freaking awesome.”

    Yup. This is a hell of a fun show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reviews2D View Post
    There is also the microphone used at Snake Mountain as a refence to the vintage playset
    I thought that was pretty cool.

    Apparently, the area that Snake Mountain is in is called the Fright Zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    I thought that was pretty cool.

    Apparently, the area that Snake Mountain is in is called the Fright Zone.
    I gotta admit I did find this scene ACTUALLY funny, not in the kids cartoon kind of way like MOST of the other humor in the series that and Lyn's " I knew a Sand witch" gag

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    Evil-Lyn's super move is called wings of Horokoth. That is from the Eternity War comic if memory serves, when she becomes the "Sorceress"

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    At one point they mention that Snake Mountain has narrow bridges and trap doors.

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    Not an Easter egg per se , but I'm sure this is the first time keldor is mentioned as being the younger sibling . I think when he meets randor again he refers to himself as " baby brother" doesn't he ?

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    Wizard of oz Easter egg , when the baddies get pulled through the portal to the fright zone and Evelyn says " argh what a world" , kind of an Easter egg as her original sultra concept was a classic green skinned witch ..?

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    The microphone at Snake Mountain was one of my favorite things. Loved that.
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    Ram-Man in the 2002 MotU suffers from claustrophobia, and so does Krass/Ram Ma'am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Man-at-Arms View Post
    Ram-Man in the 2002 MotU suffers from claustrophobia, and so does Krass/Ram Ma'am.
    Good call!

    [EDIT] Actually, Rammy suffers from nyctophobia, the fear of the dark.
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    Can this thread title be updated to include "He-Man and"? I thought this was a dupe about the Kevin Smith version.
    "I wouldn't be surprised if this movie has Adam as a skinny nerd from Earth battling another skinny nerd-hacker from Earth that used an alias of Keldor. They then enter Tron-style to a cyber world called Eternia, where they control muscle-bound avatars to battle (called He-Man and Skeletor). And these same avatars come to life and continue to battle in present-day Earth." - VZX

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Man-at-Arms View Post
    Ram-Man in the 2002 MotU suffers from claustrophobia, and so does Krass/Ram Ma'am.
    I thought he was afraid of the dark in 200x ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davelove81 View Post
    I thought he was afraid of the dark in 200x ?

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    Yes, you're right!

    I was mis-remembering... Ram-Man suffers from nyctophobia, not claustrophobia.

    In Night of the Shadowbeasts, we find this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehenyo View Post
    Can this thread title be updated to include "He-Man and"? I thought this was a dupe about the Kevin Smith version.
    I think the titles are different enough. A thread for Kevin Smith version "Easter Eggs in MOTU: Revelation [Cartoon and Comic]" is here for those curious.

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    On easter eggs, I'd venture that the digital comic for Trap Jaw (2012) by DC Comics/Mattel is referenced in new show when Kronis transforms - the mouth in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    I think the titles are different enough. A thread for Kevin Smith version "Easter Eggs in MOTU: Revelation [Cartoon and Comic]" is here for those curious.

    - - - Updated - - -

    On easter eggs, I'd venture that the digital comic for Trap Jaw (2012) by DC Comics/Mattel is referenced in new show when Kronis transforms - the mouth in particular.

    dc-comics_mattel-tv-trapjaw.jpg
    Nice catch!

    I agree with this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davelove81 View Post
    I thought he was afraid of the dark in 200x ?

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    My mistake. Got his phobia all mixed up. I think I was just getting the feeling of deja vu with Ram Ma'am confronting a phobia.
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    King Randor and Keldor wear the crest of a lion's head on their chest armor in the new series. (Is not an S, as some folks are saying).

    This odes to the Filmation series episode "Search for the Past" where Man-at-Arms finds a golden bracelet in the Eternos market which belongs to King Miro. It has the crest of a lion's head on it.
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    Isn't Eldress a gender-flipped Eldor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Roye View Post
    King Randor and Keldor wear the crest of a lion's head on their chest armor in the new series. (Is not an S, as some folks are saying).

    This odes to the Filmation series episode "Search for the Past" where Man-at-Arms finds a golden bracelet in the Eternos market which belongs to King Miro. It has the crest of a lion's head on it.
    Excellent catch!

    This is one my favorite classic episodes too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    At one point they mention that Snake Mountain has narrow bridges and trap doors.

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    Yeah, that's the one that got me laughing. These fortresses have striking snakes, trapdoors and narrow bridges was basically rattling off the play features of the toy.

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    When Ork-O animates armors to impress the guards, their shapes are very Modulok-y.

    Also, Shadow Battle Cat is probably a Panthor referance. Skeletor even later mentions that he wants his own.

    Not sure if counts but Marlena is present in the painting if not mentioned in the show yet.

    Another arguable, Krass' helmet belongs to her dad, possibly referencing the original Ram Man.

    Teela's ponytail might be based on 200x take.

    Edress' design is more snake-like than bird-like in reference to the original version.

    Kronis is green rather than blue like he was in original mini-comics.

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