24 April 2006

Beast Man burn hand!

The He-Man books published by Ladybird often featured a story arc not seen in many other canons. The stories would state that no being with a trace of evil within them could hold the Sword of Power without it burning their hand! This was a nice idea, but had it carried across to the cartoon it would have limited the show somewhat, as a few times the Sword of Power was taken by an evil being. As you can see in this illustration by Robin Davies from "The Iron Master", the evil Beast Man has tried and failed to snatch the Sword of Power from He-Man...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

LOL :) Love the title of this caption! Sounds like something Spikor would say. :)

Poor Beast-Man looks like he just got reprimanded by He-Man!

In "Secret Of The Sword," Shadow Weaver experienced some kind of pain or electric shock while using her magic on the swords of He-Man and She-Ra, so her situation came close to this scenario, even though she was capable of holding The Sword Of Protection, earlier on in the feature.

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Jay Firestorm said...

Another classic Ladybird illustration - this one was adapted for the cover of the 'plot your own adventure' book 'The Memory Stone'.

Anyway, if I recall correctly, the cassette version of this story actually tweaks the text of this scene slightly from the book. I haven't heard it for years so can't remember the details, I'll have to dig it out.

ToonJukka said...

This is actually one of those things I find interesting. Which medias did use this "evil can't touch the Powersword". I remember in STAR/Marvel comics had the same thing when Hordak tried using the Sword.
Illustration once again is brilliant from Robin Davies. :D

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