28 November 2012

Cruncher?!

As I have mentioned before The New Adventures of He-Man series often told stories that I wish had been written for the Filmation show. "He-Man Mutant" is one such episode. In the story He-Man, in an attempt to spy on the Mutants, offers to transform himself into a creature that could pass for a Mutant. However, after the transformation it becomes obvious that his mind has become warped and the protector of Primus legitimately joins Skeletor and Flogg. The one problem I have with the episode pertains to the visual look of He-Man as a Mutant. We can clearly see that he still wears the same clothing as He-Man; he even has a ponytail! And yet Skeletor, who is an intelligent being throughout the series, does not cotton on to the resemblance!


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3 comments:

pH6 said...

The same Skeletor who doesn't still see the connection of Adam and He-Man? It's the power of the good and way of the magic that makes Skeletor blind to this.

Kevin Martinell said...

Ha, ha! :) Yes, that's like "Team Rocket" fooling Ash and his friends for every occasion that they disguised themselves with different clothing to fool the heroes, while the villains' hair and faces were always visibly seen in the "Pokemon" series! I have to disagree with you on this one, James ... I wish this episode didn't exist and I never liked the idea of He-Man transforming into an evil looking creature. People can say that I'm crazy, but if given the choice, I would rather suffer through one of the worst voted Filmation episodes instead! I would have preferred a plot where a clone of He-Man was created and THEN mutated to serve Skeletor. This post is still interesting because if this were Filmation, the animators would probably and most likely use the guest character design of Cambro from "Heart of a Giant" and Herman from "Monster on the Mountain" to play the part of "Crusher." :) I still enjoy reading about what you had to say, all the same, James. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

David Monid said...

A good story, but I agree what you said about Skeletor not reconising He-Man.

He should have at least said something like 'You do bare a striking resemblence, to that mass of muscle, perhaps we can use you to our advantage', andthen plot with the mutant He-Man a means of perhaps ruining his reputation on Primus, so that He-Man would go bad, yet Skeletor still fails to realise that the mutant IS He-Man. Ah well. :D

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