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Marisa
2017-08-19, 05:03 AM
Is She-ra's Sword of Protection superior to He-man's Power Sword?

Denyer
2017-08-19, 01:54 PM
It's certainly more versatile. Other than than, they're both ways to unlock roughly equal amounts of power extra-dimensionally.

Marisa
2017-08-19, 01:58 PM
Are He-man and She-ra of equal physical strength?

Denyer
2017-08-20, 09:00 PM
As portrayed, although I'd defer to James Eatock type MOTU gurus since like with TFs I'm more of a comics and toys fans of the franchise, generally yes.

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?241627-He-Man-vs-She-Ra-Who-is-physically-stronger

So I'd go with the people who actually posted, rather than the majority of drive-by voters who'd go with He-Man without having anything to back it up. The inferences that they're about as strong but that more of He-Man's talents are with sheer resilience and more of She-Ra's are with magic and versatility don't seem unreasonable.

But it's not exactly a series based on realism.

Marisa
2017-08-20, 11:30 PM
It's certainly more versatile. Other than than, they're both ways to unlock roughly equal amounts of power extra-dimensionally.

How can one say Adam and Adora's Swords of Powers (referencing "The Origin of the Sorceress") are equal if they are identical, except for the extra jewel in Adora's sword?

Doesn't this imply that the Sword of Protection has everything the Sword of Power has plus something extra (i.e. the Stone in the Sword)?

Mathematically:

Sword of Protection = Sword of Power + Stone in the Sword

therefore,

Sword of Protection > Sword of Power

Can anyone refute this logical, mathematical argument?

Also, Adora's transformation sequence has both Castle Grayskull and the Crystal Castle, whereas Adam's transformation only has Castle Grayskull.

It follows that:

Castle Grayskull + The Crystal Castle > Castle Grayskull
=> Shera's Power = 2 * He-man's Power
given Castle Grayskull = Crystal Castle.

Therefore,

She-ra's Power > He-man's Power

Denyer
2017-08-20, 11:56 PM
Can anyone refute this logical, mathematical argument?

Probably a few of the writers, the council of Elders, pissed and/or somewhat misogynistic MOTU fans...

Of course, Chewbacca is a wookie who lives on Endor, so YMMV.

Marisa
2017-08-21, 01:04 AM
I think "He-man and She-ra: The Christmas Special" was a last ditch effort to save the She-ra cartoon from cancellation, by making Princess of Power and Masters of the Universe one. That movie made the two worlds One.

Filmation should have done this from the very start, or at least a lot earlier in season 1.

It breaks my heart that the cartoon was cancelled.

If only they would not have waited so long, they could have built up to it.

But they were forced to rush it.

I wanted more episodes with He-man guest starring.

Marisa
2017-08-23, 02:27 AM
I wish I could play with my He-man and She-ra figures like they were boyfriend and girlfriend.

I wish I could make believe they were the Power couple.

I'd love stories where Adam and Adora fall in love.

Can I do this?

Denyer
2017-08-23, 11:34 AM
Fan fiction has almost certainly beaten you to it (and beaten off to it) with incest themes or anything else.

Marisa
2017-08-24, 02:25 AM
I definitely felt there was a lot of chemistry between He-man and She-ra, Adam and Adora, He-man and Adora, etc.....when I watched "The Secret of the Sword".

In truth I felt a lot of physical attraction between them throughout the show.

This is a real phenomena known as genetic sexual attraction:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_sexual_attraction

Is this a well known fact because I've just recently come across it? But it does explain why the Twins of Power seem to have the hots for each other.

Marisa
2017-08-24, 04:11 PM
Are the He-man and She-ra mini comics worth buying?

Marisa
2017-08-25, 02:29 AM
Why couldn't King Randor and all the Masters from Eternia invade Etheria and drive out the Horde?

He-man, She-ra, The Sorceress with the Power of Castle Grayskull could have easily done it. The Sorceress stated in "The Secret of the Sword" that the Horde were no match for Randor's brave soldiers and the Magic of Castle Grayskull.

The fact that She-ra never was able to free Etheria from the evil forces of Hordak made her and the She-ra cartoon a failure.

Marisa
2017-08-25, 02:40 AM
In one episode of She-ra Light Hope says that all the Power of Castle Grayskull is contained in her Sword.

Could that explain why she seems to have powers beyond He-man and the Sorceress (eg. The Power to Heal)?

Maybe He-man's Sword only has part of the Power of Grayskull. This is evidenced by the fact that he could not lift up Castle Grayskull until he prayed to the Sorceress and got all the Power.

He-man's transformation sequence seems to show his Sword as a conduit for drawing power from Castle Grayskull. Whereas She-ra's transformation sequence shows all the Power emanating from the gem in her Sword.

Does the fact that the Sword of Protection can be rendered useless by cracking the jewel make it more vulnerable than the Sword of Power?

Denyer
2017-08-25, 06:32 PM
Are the He-man and She-ra mini comics worth buying?

Assuming you're talking about the Dark Horse reprint hardcover, it's good value if that's your flavour of nostalgia. Better written than a lot of episodes although that isn't saying much.

Attacking Etheria in force involves leaving Eternia undefended, is the simplest explanation. It could also be argued Hordak has more resources there too.

Certainly more interesting to have a cartoon where the good guys don't very easily trounce the bad ones completely -- i.e. I find POP relatively watchable, whereas MOTU is more hit and miss.

The swords themselves probably don't function as more than keys and conduits. Thinking about magic in terms of equations and as a zero sum game usually tends to be a bit of a dead end. It's like reading AD&D setting novels -- having some rules callbacks establishes a tone but ultimately it's just writers making stuff up.

Marisa
2017-08-25, 08:55 PM
Is the Tappers of Grayskull a good game?

I got frustrated because it was taking too long to unlock She-ra. I gave up. I quit. I deleted the app and lost all my progress. Now I have to start all over again.

Is she worth the time and effort.

I heard that if you unlock She-ra it will change your life forever. Is this true?

Marisa
2017-08-26, 08:37 PM
Why doesn't the Dark Horse Minicomic book include every She-ra Minicomic? It's not worth it then. When will Mattel learn that He-man and She-ra are stronger together.

They keep on wanting to tear them apart like when they were babies.

Randor and Marlena are a disgrace as parents, and Man-At-Arms is a joke as a guardian. They gave up looking for Adora.

The Power of Grayskull and the Sorceress are all frauds. Even Zodac could not find Adora. How can the cosmic enforcer not be able to find his ass with both hands?

Eternia is controlled by a bunch of incompetent boobs. They're worse than Skeleor's henchman.

Twins of Power my ass. He-man and She-ra together should be able to free Etheria from Hordak.

Marisa
2017-08-27, 08:57 PM
I think He-man and the Sorceress would make a good match because they have a telepathic connection, and he's her protector.

Marisa
2017-08-28, 04:44 PM
I always thought Swiftwind was better than Battlecat because he could fly.

I also thought She-ra's transformation sequence was more spectacular than He-man's. Her battle cry "For the Honor of Grayskull" was much stronger and deeper, and sexier. It made Adam's "By the Power of Grayskull" sound like a weak girl.

It seemed like looking at their two swords, the jewel in She-ra's sword makes it stand out; it makes He-man's sword look plain in comparison.

Also, She-ra was fighting a more substantial villain. Skeletor was just Hordak's pupil.

On top of all that, She-ra had more powers (eg. healing, communicating with animals, etc) and a mutating sword.

And She-ra seemed to be at least as physically strong as He-man, and much more agile.

Did Princess of Power castrate the Masters of the Universe fans, alienating them and ultimately bringing about their own cancellation?

Denyer
2017-08-28, 10:12 PM
The Power of Grayskull and the Sorceress are all frauds. Even Zodac could not find Adora. How can the cosmic enforcer not be able to find his ass with both hands?
She-ra was fighting a more substantial villain. Skeletor was just Hordak's pupil.
Leaving aside Zodac being shifty at the best of times, Hordak's both more powerful and backed by Horde Prime.

Marisa
2017-08-28, 10:21 PM
Hordak seemed to keep losing to Skeletor in the She-ra cartoon.

And Skeletor was going to conquer Horde Prime with the Bee people.

Why did Princess of Power keep stealing Masters of the Universe characters like Hordak, Stonedar, Rockon, etc?

Couldn't it be argued that Masters of the Universe made the She-ra cartoon bad-ass?

Marisa
2017-08-29, 02:26 AM
If the Filmation She-ra cartoon would have gone on to complete Season 2, and we were given a Season 3, would He-man and She-ra have freed Etheria from the Horde? Would Adora have gone back home to Eternia and taken her place as Princess of Power?

The "Secret of the Sword" and "He-man and She-ra: The Christmas Special" were both She-ra cartoon specials, so why did He-man get first billing? Also why did the She-ra Season 2 end credits give John Erwin first billing? Is this misogyny?

And did it bother Masters of the Universe fans seeing He-man constantly having to be rescued by She-ra? Did they find this emasculating?

Marisa
2017-08-29, 04:08 AM
..........Hordak's both more powerful and backed by Horde Prime.

Skeletor took down Horde Prime though:

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Marisa
2017-08-29, 03:44 PM
This is the greatest love story of all time:

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Why don't the fantasy and sci-fi fans get behind and support Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power.

It has dragons, swords, time travel, castles, technology, etc.

What is their problem?

Marisa
2017-08-29, 04:49 PM
Game of Thrones could have easily been Masters of the Universe/Princess of Power. It's actually a blatant rip-off of these two properties.

Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power would have given us hotter girls than Game of Thrones like Teela, The Sorceress, Adora/She-ra, Glimmer, Castaspella, Evilyn, Catra, Scorpia, Celice, Sweet-Bee, Frosta, Queen Marlena, and the rest of the hotties.

Brendocon 2.0
2017-08-29, 05:58 PM
Game of Thrones could have easily been Masters of the Universe/Princess of Power. It's actually a blatant rip-off of these two properties.

In the same way that Kingsman is a rip-off of Austin Powers, yes, it's exactly that.

Denyer
2017-08-29, 07:07 PM
Skeletor took down Horde Prime though:

The show's hardly consistent, but as far as papering over the cracks goes would posit that's just one of his minions playing big.

did it bother Masters of the Universe fans seeing He-man constantly having to be rescued by She-ra? Did they find this emasculating?
Not then or now that I recall. The MOTU show has plenty of other instances in which He-Man gets saved by others.

Marisa
2017-08-29, 11:13 PM
Weren't the Vintage toys funner than the Classics line?

You got all those cool gimmicks like the Thunderpunch and Kobra Khan's misting action, and battery-powered vehicles like the Dragon Walker.

Marisa
2017-08-30, 02:30 AM
This was very sexy moment:

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Marisa
2017-08-31, 06:08 PM
What's it like being a member of he-man.org?

Is anyone going to Power-Con?

Is Filmation simply the best, better than all the rest?

Denyer
2017-08-31, 07:20 PM
Weren't the Vintage toys funner than the Classics line?

You got all those cool gimmicks like the Thunderpunch and Kobra Khan's misting action, and battery-powered vehicles like the Dragon Walker.
At the time. The figures haven't aged particularly well (literally with the rubber) although the parts reuse is a defining feature that gels the line together.

He-man.org -- load of fandom politics, and from the POV of a bystander Val seems to have treated Emiliano very badly. It's noticeable how certain news doesn't get mentioned much.

Nope.

It was certainly a great achievement, and I'm looking forward to this:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/definitivefilms/power-of-grayskull

Marisa
2017-08-31, 07:35 PM
Wait. I thought Jon Callis of Masters Cast is now in charge of he-man.org?

Isn't Emiliano the one who does all the artwork for Val?

Val seems to arbitrarily ban people who he does not like, or who draws the attention away from him.

Denyer
2017-09-01, 12:08 AM
Between that and http://www.hemanworld.com/ you'd probably be getting most if not all of the news about the franchise.

MOTU is like TF and other fairly popular things insofar as most of the stuff people might post about is on wikis or other web sites by now, and most of what's left is people saying what they do/don't like for the several-th time. And the drama about abusing the customer base with subscription models has mostly faded, people are clearing out whole collections, etc.

Marisa
2017-09-01, 02:24 AM
MOTU and POP needs to create buzz, shake things, up, get people talking.

What better way than to rebrand He-man and She-ra as boyfriend and girlfriend, refresh their relationship for a new generation. This is the shot in the arm that these two properties desperately need. This is a reboot I can get behind.

Marisa
2017-09-02, 10:39 PM
Does this prove that Skeletor can beat Hordak in a fight? Does She-ra imply that He-man is stronger than her:

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In particular, She-ra says, "But He-man, that ship is in outer space, can even you throw that far?" She also says, "Not even my brother can hold this ship much longer."

And couldn't She-ra have freed Etheria from the Horde by letting Hordak die? It is a war. She saved Hordak, let him get away, and as a result kept Etheria enslaved.

Marisa
2017-09-03, 04:07 AM
I present to you, the greatest intro to an animated movie ever:

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Yes, it's even better than the Transformers animated movie intro.

Marisa
2017-09-03, 03:14 PM
I heard He-man and She-ra did eventually defeat the Horde and free Etheria in the comics. Is this true?

Marisa
2017-09-03, 04:48 PM
I want more Filmation like this:

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See, it is possible to make more Filmation episodes.

Marisa
2017-09-03, 09:35 PM
This is how you introduce new toys:

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You expand the universe. Use the old characters to introduce the new characters. You don't have to kill.

Marisa
2017-09-04, 01:38 AM
I'd like for all of us to unite behind, around Adora, the Champion of Light, the leader of the Great Rebellion, She-ra - Princess of Power:

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"For the Honor of Grayskull!"

Marisa
2017-09-04, 10:40 PM
The Masters of the Universe vs. DC crossover comic series got rave reviews.

Did Batman outsmart all the Masters and save the Justice League like he usually does?

But it's Superman and Wonder Woman that are lovers in this book. Why does he always get the girl?

Batman couldn't get Wonder Woman even when she served herself up on a platter to him in the Justice League cartoon series.

Batgirl dumped Batman after they slept together.

I think He-man needs to give him the Power of Grayskull.

Marisa
2017-09-07, 12:13 AM
I want G1 Omega Supreme to be the Guardian of Grayskull.

I think Omega Supreme works well in crossovers with other properties.

Marisa
2017-09-07, 02:30 AM
Was the Filmation She-ra cartoon better than the Filmation He-man cartoon?

Marisa
2017-09-07, 04:14 PM
The Sword of Omens got beat by Excalibur. Excalibur impaled the Eye of Thundara and killed all the Thundercats.

Now the Power Sword is more powerful than Excalibur, so it should be able to beat the Sword of Omens in the same way.

Excalibur is basically like the Sword of the Ancients in the Filmation episode "Masks of Power." And in that episode the Sorceress states, "Next to your Sword, the Sword of the Ancients is the most powerful weapon on Eternia."

Marisa
2017-09-07, 11:33 PM
Are there any fringe benefits to donating to the tf archive or becoming a patreon?

starlord
2017-09-08, 07:35 PM
He -man made more sense to me

Marisa
2017-09-08, 08:06 PM
Are you He-man fanboy?

Marisa
2017-09-09, 03:34 AM
Is anyone excited about Power-Con this weekend?

Marisa
2017-09-10, 10:18 PM
It seems like He-man's Power Sword is the only sword that has proven to be indestructible.

The Stone in She-ra's Sword of Protection was able to be cracked, rendering it impotent.

Lionel's Sword of Omens: the blade has been broken and the Eye of Thundara in its hilt has been de-powered, impaled by Excalibur.

Even the blade of Excalibur has been broken, in the movie.

The Sword of Power has never been broken. It does not have the weak spot of a gem. And the Power Sword has been thrown in the foundry to try to melt it down, with no effect.

Does this mean He-man's Sword of Power is simply the best, better than all the rest, because it's simpler and has a simple design?

Is plainer, simpler better when it comes to sword design? Does introducing complexity (e.g. a gem or jewel) or an added feature (e.g. making the sword extendible and retractable) make the sword weaker or more vulnerable?

Marisa
2017-09-12, 02:38 AM
Why don't the Thundercats have as active of a fan base as Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power?