09 December 2010

The same sword...

The artists at Filmation often had a problem in the first season when it came to Skeletor wielding a sword. In this scene from the season one episode "The Curse of the Spellstone" we see that Skeletor has exactly the same sword as He-Man! One feels that it would have been a nice touch if the sword was colored purple, like the sword that came with Skeletor's action figure. As a result, many of us are left scratching our heads trying to figure out where Skeletor's replica He-Man sword suddenly came from...


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6 comments:

Mosquitor said...

Makes me think of the early mini-comics, where both He-Man and Skeletor had one half of the Power Sword. I kind of like that he has an identical sword to He-Man's, in that it makes more sense why people never recognize 'Adam's sword' as the Sword of Power if there are other swords of the same design on Eternia.

Seems the artists had fun drawing those villagers in the background, I'd never noticed the short fat one and the tall thin one right next to him in the background before!

HB Potlood said...

Haha I love the audience in the background all lined up. Especially the Hobbit on the left and Wilma Flintstone in the middle.

Mikey said...

Even as a kid, I always wondered why Skeletor's sword in the cartoon wasn't purple like the rest of his costume and his havoc staff.

I remember in the mini-comics He-Man and Skeletor combined their swords to fight Trap-Jaw. I also remember a story somewhere about Skeletor's sword giving him access to Castle Grayskull at some point--maybe I imagined that part, though.

Kevin Martinell said...

Maybe Skeletor used a similar spell for creating the "clone" sword to the one he used to create Faker! I like the sword that Skeletor wields in "The Dragon's Gift" ... Seems better suited for the villain. :)
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Chris Sunday said...

Maybe this is how Matty decided to come up with all those variation Power Swords?

Vinto-Man said...

Its a very odd scene as it leaves you wondering who has the real power sword! I agree that making Skeletor having a purple power sword would have been better!

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