05 September 2006

Happy Birthday He-Man #16 - He never gets tired...

Prince Adam's two identities are clearly separated and he acts them out so perfectly; being the model human being when he is He-Man, and pretending to be a lazy Prince when he is Adam. However in the season two He-Man episode "Into the Abyss" Adam snaps at Teela, patronizingly dismissing her, prompting a beautifully written scene between Adam and Cringer in which we learn that the true Adam is a combination of both He-Man and Prince Adam, a wise human being with his own faults and shortcomings. This scene is fantastic for Adam's character, because it is an opportunity for his inner voice to finally shout, as he discusses himself in the third person, not identifying with either He-Man or Adam...

For your listening pleasure, He never gets tired...

3 comments:

Pig Boy said...

I love the little scenes like that. Last night I saw 'Things that go bump in the night' for the first time and there's a lovely bit of dialog between MAA and Adam while they are flying that new craft.

Do you know the one I'm talking about?

It would be nice to do a montage of great little scenes like that!

Kevin Martinell said...

The kind of dialogue in this scene alone was something that was lacking in the Season 1 episodes of the series ... I've never heard Prince Adam truly express how he feels to both Teela and Cringer as well as he did here!

Also, when I saw the animation of Prince Adam lying on the ground, in the beginning of the "I Have The Power" music video, I immediately remembered the animation being taken from this scene from "Into The Abyss." :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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ToonJukka said...

This is what I feel is one of those things that goes along with those instances when people compare He-Man and Superman.

Because with Superman, there is also Clark Kent as WELL as Kal-El. One is the true personality, two are acts.
Same goes with Adam. There is an actual person behind it all, but he basically has two acts in Filmation, as far as I look at it.

This scene is a great one and would have been great to see more.

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