17 August 2006

Skeletor's odd weapon...

As the He-Man pilot episode "Diamond Ray of Disappearance" has a few minor differences when compared to the rest of the series. Probably the most noticeable difference is Skeletor's weapon of choice. Instead of the villain wielding his famous Havoc Staff, he is shown to be in possession of an axe! The axe much like the Havoc Staff could fire out bursts of energy and show Skeletor what he needed to see via the globe. It is odd that Filmation had the character appear with this weapon in only one episode. Without question the Havoc Staff is a much more appropriate weapon for Skeletor, but the rarity of the axe gives it come credibility.

5 comments:

9000 said...

Great site, I had battle damage Skeletor the action figure and I distinctly remember he came with an axe

TheShadow said...

Actually, Battle Armor Skeletor only came with a havoc staff and a sword.

I am glad Filmation stuck with the havoc staff. Speaking of Battle Armor though, as a child I always wanted He-Man to switch to the Battle Armor gear for even if just one episode.

Mike Bock said...

Thanks to that particular episode, I remember givin sometimes Skely the axe of He-Man to use it like he did in the episode. Of course this didn't happen very often but it happened.:D

Oh the memories.

Kevin Martinell said...

Interesting that this particular axe was never used for chopping!

Maybe Skeletor decided that this weapon wasn't threatening enough, in appearance, so he chose to use the Havoc Staff from this point on ... Must have upgraded! :)

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ToonJukka said...

Yeah this Axe is one odd weapon with only one appearance.

But I'm glad it was in "Diamond Ray" episode because thus it is all the more memorable.

And one interesting fact; We see Skeletor wielding this same axe on the cover of the Masters of the Universe mini-comic "Hordak - The Ruthless Leader's Revenge" cover-art. ;)

Also we see Skeletor wielding a more regular looking axe on cover of mini-comic "Powers of Grayskull - The Legend Begins pt1"

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