06 August 2006

Horde Prime's Messenger.

I was always fascinated by this character that appears to serve Horde Prime in the episode "For Want of a Horse" from She-Ra's season one. Not only does this episode give us a better look at the mysterious location surrounding Horde Prime, but we also get to see some wonderful special effects; the mysterious green glow and almost hellish red make for a striking image. The messenger looks very different in design to what we almost expect in the She-Ra series, and although obviously weak and in servitude to Horde Prime, the being looks very creepy, his mask covering his entire face, insect-like in appearance! Oddly this character never reappeared in the series, but was due to appear in the episode that never made it to screen, "The Silaxian Wars."


(click on the images to see them at full-size)

6 comments:

Grimbot said...

Filmation is master of special cartoon effects.8)

FSmiler said...

Just wondering, was there a script made for "The Silaxian Wars"?

Martin said...

The animation looks really impressive there, the green glowing alsmost seems 'disneyish'. He might be even more sinister without the baseball cap ;)

Chris M said...

Howdy

Woah quality special effects there. Disney quality, can't wait to see this moving.

Kevin Martinell said...

HA! I was actually watching my home video copy of this episode, last night, and I was just thinking to myself what an odd looking character this guy is!

Horde Prime probably gives off toxic fumes or a blinding glow (Or maybe both!), so that might be why the messenger wears the mask? :)

Interesting that "The Silaxian Wars" is mentioned in this caption because, coincidentally, the other episode on the VHS release of "For Want Of A Horse" is actually "Huntara" ... who comes from the planet Silax! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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ToonJukka said...

Oh we would have seen this guy in "Silaxian Wars" too? Dang I would have really liked seeing it.

The atmosphere even in these screencaptures is really great. Love the special effects on the green. :)

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