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holy crap what if it was a helmet????? by nebezial holy crap what if it was a helmet????? by nebezial
so i was working on ...work..and then of course my mind goes rogue on me and pops an idea... what if skeletor's skull is actually just a helm to hide his scarred face?...actually kinda works with the 2000 reboot series...meh... i have an attention span of a friggin cat
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:iconjenvas:
Jenvas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
myahh!
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:iconshazrand:
shazrand Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Maybe in the Christopher Nolan reboot.
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Raventread Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
wow... it actually works. i know in the 2002 version that he was "undead" but i think this is practical. he could have had a long lasting grudge against King Randor for scarring him. but i guess taking his flesh was a sign of Keldor making a deal with the devil.
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Nice!
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devilkais Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Actually in the 2000 series, his skull just kinda floats.... I guess he was undead all along.
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DamienNova Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Im with that. Just curious what his face looks like
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:iconjovialserenity:
jovialserenity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heavy. Fucking. Breathing. I love Skeletor already, but this would just be....wargarblesohotgimmie
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:iconcapt-j-dawson:
Capt-J-Dawson Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Not what I would normally go with, but it is an excellent idea. It does beg the question what his real face looks like
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:iconakafoxter:
AKAFoxter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
What it wasn't a helmet?!!!
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:iconkatana70065:
Katana70065 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Kinda works, especially if his distorted face looks anything like the "Skeletor" face in the MOTU movie with Dolph Lungren (Yes, I saw that, horrible though it was, and loved it because it was He-Man).
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:iconbruceleroy12:
Bruceleroy12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Mind blown!
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:iconmarkg72:
MarkG72 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Tremendous.
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:iconmaximegarbarini:
maximegarbarini Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
cool idea
awesome drawing
perfect design
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:iconmojojoseph:
mojojoseph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Then he would still be the outrageously camp villain I grew up with who I'm pretty sure made me gay
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Cloudstreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*GASP* I never ever thought of that!!! ;A; My life is a lie!
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orko09 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I think that the undead sorcerer with the floating skull it works better for Skeletor's depiction as a Dark Lord and it also points out Hordak's role (and a demonstration of his power) at Keldor's transformation through the use of dark arts. However the skull helmet is a good idea for Keldor's son look. But beyond that this is an awesome work!!
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theblock Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Well I was surprised to learn that Spikor is just a normal guy wearing a helmet according to his MOTUC bio. Why not Skele? But I think New Adventures Skele makes sense for it being a helmet. 
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, so much yes!  My childhood approves.
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:iconsynamon:
synamon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Pure awesome 
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:iconrifferus:
Rifferus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet...  I'm sure Frank Longora would have preferred this to what he had to wear WAAAY back when...:)
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:iconbwwd:
bWWd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice style
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:iconjahavad:
jahavad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Duuuuuuuuude thats kickass
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:iconcorvinewu:
CorvineWu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
this make way more sense than a skull sitting on top of some beefcake. 
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:iconsgrunow:
Sgrunow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Mind..... blown.......
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! YES! Great idea!!!!
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IliyaMoroumetz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Wow... you've made skeletor actually menacing looking. :O  Well done!  ...well, aside from the fact he's supposed to be a sorcerer and not a body builder. >.>
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wendy-self Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a cool concept! Love it! :D
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darkphyre0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that more than the truth.

Great work
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:iconrems12:
Rems12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If I'm not mistaking, the original idea for the Masters of the Universe cartoon was for Skeletor to have a mask. This is just epic, like all your other artwork! :meow:
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ecchigod Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
in one of the reboots he gets a face full of magical acid...and its awesome....i believe he was warned as well
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hordak: "Skeletor, my old apprentice... It's been a long time."
Skeletor: "That it has. I see your as pale as ever."
Hordak: "As are you now. I heard you had suffered from a rather nasty,potion spill. I didn't realise it was this grave."
Skeletor: (Deadpan)"Its a helmet."
Hordak: "Oh, now I am intrigued."
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Raleyks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hahahahahahahahahaha
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Cooool!!! Love It!!!
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CodeXCDM Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Cool idea. Tho hm... Still think he'd have a cowl over skullhead.
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lolth2112 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I love your idea. It's incredible but it's innovative and at the same time very near to the original concept. Well done my dear.
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Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
That would be badass.
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baaka-yaro Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome idea!
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orabich Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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xanderfox Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
eventually in the 2000 reboot it's shown that... his skull is just floating there, so he has no neck, so I guess he really end up just poring his tea down his neck hole.
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
now we knoe what the headless horseman from sleepy hollow did after that story XD
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xanderfox Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
The 2005 reboot had some other odd details I noticed (recently watched it all on Netflix). Skeletor is pretty much undead, he's a textbook Lich, and when he was Keldor apparently Evil Lyn had a thing for him. Also interesting originally Keldor was King Randor's Brother, meaning that yep Skeletor was going to be Heman's Uncle!
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arunion Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I really love it. Want more MOTU. Do Man at Arms.
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HeavenMGN Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I'm forced to draw him next to Death from Darksiders II. :D
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Great concept! :)
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Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes him look like an alien... like predator actually...
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TMNTFAN85 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that was one of the ideas for the masters of the universe movie reboot, that skeletor's skull would be a mask or helmet.

least that was in the draft? motuc fans hated the idea. ----kinda warming up to it.
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Doctordid Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ah doesn't look right
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mase0ne Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
You know what always bothered me about Skeletor? His neck. It was always conveniently covered with a cloak, but I always wondered how the flesh-to-bone transition worked. Was it a neckbone stuck into his traps? A skull stuck to a muscular neck? It was an itch that my 10-yr-old mind couldn't figure out, and eventually drove me into the kung fu grip of GI Joe.

My way smarter 12-yr-old mind figured that he was headless, and the skull just floated there with magic.

I like your idea WAY better, though.
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theoggster Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense, in the reboot fluff Keldor tries to cast somekind of flaying spell on his "brother" King Randor in an epic battle for the kingdom of Eternia. King Randor deflects the spell into Keldor's face using his shield thus ending the battle. Keldor is now known as Skeletor because of his flayed face.

This is cool by the way.
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greeneye1981 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-- This so AMAZING (OwO)
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