yeah im a dork but we all have our lil guildty pleasures, and btw, skeletor made a crapload of his petrifying ships...
somehow i cant see this ending well XD
Come to think of it, there's so much mythology to He-Man that you could easily get a series of four or five movies out of it. Done right, this franchise could easily be a new LOTR.
Teela on paper was interesting (which the DC writers made use of but instead ended up having a Marry Sue), but the one presented was the classical "fated heroine", the girl that the show has decided should end up with the protagonist yet they never make her even half as likeable as other later included females.
Only thing going for Teela is her hair color, something Adam/He-man seems to have a fetish for. Again check that episode with Frosta. He-man is practically heads over heels with Sweet Bee.
The episode with Frosta and Sweet Bee was very telling though. Not only did it show us that He-man has a thing for red-heads but also that he is a complete whimp when it comes to agressive women... something that is pretty ironic seeing as one of the first appearances of Adam in the comic showed us that he was a playboy that was usually accompanies with at least two prostirtutes at any given time. (No actually his father comments on this when he shows up with two such women at the start of one comic)
The first He-man in the comics was a very different character. He was NOT Adam but rather some barbarian guy living in a mud hut out in the wilderness. The Teela in that comic was a clone created from the goddess and unlike the later Teela, was actually shown to be very capable and strong.
My comment about Frosta however was more one of Frosta being a better match for He-man. In the one episode she interacted with He-man she managed to create a far more interesting dynamic that Teela managed to create in the entire Filmation show.
That said, there always were rumors that She-ra was meant to have been He-mans girlfriend (despite Filmation denying this). For instance listen to the song... So the whole Teela+He-man was never actually set in stone.
From the mini comics:
to the Filmation Cartoon:
and later to the 200X series:
Of course there is also the whole Son Of He-Man series, that i was referring before, that was supposed to be a sequel produced by Filmation and here is how the story would be:
And more recently their relationship, became official canon, in both the new DC comic book series:
where from the future solicitations it appears that Teela and He-Man, got married, and became King and Queen of Eternia:
And the Classic canon that accompanies the new figures confirmed their marriage:
So you may not like Teela, but her relationship with He-Man, was far more profound through the various stories and canons, than an occasional flirt in the Princess of Power, that never had any past or future.
As for She-Ra at the beginning being presented He-Man's girlfriend, it's a rumor, and it was only something that Filmation proposed. But He-Man is not Filmation's property, belongs to Mattel, and Mattel back then refused this idea, saying that He-Man's girlfriend is already Teela, since this was the direction that their relationship was taking through the comics and the cartoon, for this reason She-Ra turn to be his sister. So it was always intended, since the beginning to have He-Man and Teela together as a couple, and their relationship is now of the cornerstones of the modern MOTU mythos, as one of Mattel's Head writers recently stated in an interview, a couple of months ago:
"GP: In the most recent issue, young Prince Adam and Teela are shown sharing their first kiss. Is the dynamic between these two important to the series?
RD: Yeah, to the series and the whole franchise! Adam and Teela grew up together. They’re not just love interests, they’re best friends, soul mates. Their bond is at the heart of the whole story."
And on a personal note, the PRINCESS OF POWER supporting characters never made an impression on me. So for me, Frosta, and all of She-Ra's sidekicks, are pretty much nonessential. You could port Adora/She-Ra over to the regular MOTU series proper and lose nothing of value.
Teela was always annoying and boring. In the comic she was just a "hang-on" for He-man and in the Filmation show she was a joke. Ironically, female characters that randomly showed up for one or two episodes were always far more likeable and interesting than Teela... and don't get me started ion the train-wreck Marry Sue that DC wrote up. Only thing good about that Teela was her boobs.
No, the only likeable Teela was the one from the 200X show because her character flaws were part of her being a teenager. She could actually fight, she had a personality... and Adam was such a little twerp that Teela being on his case was actually logical.
As for Teela, you find a girl that was raised by a battle hardened veteran without a mother, without knowing nothing for her past, that struggled to find the truth of her origins, while her mother was always in front of her, and that she succeeded, even with all this weight on her shoulders, to become the youngest Captain of the Guard, in the Eternian history, and later the legendary Warrior Goddess, boring? For me this is a remarkable woman, a lot more than a certain high drama ice queen.
Very epic, cinematic shot. Sweeping, widescreen landscape? Check. Dramatic lens flare from the sun? Check. Big horde of sinister-but-cool bad guy spaceships filling the sky? Check. Hot, badass hero and hot, badass heroine in a hot embrace? Check. Me likey.
Question/minor gripe: is the image supposed to be 600 x 343 pixels? (That's all I get on my Web browser.) It's a great pic, it just seems a little small compared to many others that you've posted here.
BTW, I really like all your visual interpretations of the MOTU setting and characters. Cheers!
Makes me wish you made this desktop wallpaper size . ah well cool pic nonetheless