News He-Man anime series from Kevin Smith coming to Netflix

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  1. Pauln6

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    More likely so he can survive independently rather than at Hordak's whim.
     
  2. Skipper

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    I wonder if Hordak exists in this version...
     
  3. Myko

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    The Horde was mentioned in episode 4 or 5 I think, on Preternia while talking about He-Ro.

    Doesn't necessarily say anything about Hordak i guess.
     
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    I don't remember enough about the Filmation series to be sure what was and wasn't canon. I only recall seeing a handful of She-Ra episodes. I think maybe it must have been on before I got home from school (or college?) most days. It was just as terrible as the He-Man cartoon though. I do recall thinking it was odd that so many of the heroes were female and that only two of the villains were but then I have long thought that if they merged the casts of the two shows together, we would actually get a more balanced, diverse cast. I thought it was crap that the evil sorceress dressed like a Trollan but I don't know if that was ever addressed in the plot.

    I'm up to episode 14 of the 2002 series and my only criticisms so far are that Man-E-Faces really needed his origin story to be told (he's so lame there is just no justification to exist without some horrible magical experiment gone wrong) and that Buzz Off seems to be the leader of his society, which has no visible females at all so far, so from that, do I assume that Buzz Off is actually female or perhaps a hermaphrodite? I really don't like Buzz off - both the conception and implementation of his 'character' seem really lazy compared to the others, and let's be honest, it's not as if a lot of thought went into Mekaneck and Stratos' personalities either.
     
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    Speaking of She-ra, is she canon in this series?

    I finished watching the series. It's fine. Nothing amazing. I felt it started off strong and went down hill in the last two episodes. I'd definitely stick around to see where the series goes. I'm still not a fan of the animated version of Prince Adam. Looks too feminine which is a problem I have with most modern Japanese animation these days.
     
  6. Myko

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    Unknown, but probably not going to get mentioned because of rights.
     
  7. Timelord Victorious

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    To fem…

    are we watching the same show?
     
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    Too feminine.

    He does look less masculine around the facial features. I'm basing that on his previous animated version and anime in general.
     
  9. Pauln6

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    I think He-Man is too tanned. I guess we all have our red lines.
     
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    Looks fine to me.

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  11. Timelord Victorious

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    You mean, like an adolescent?
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    if Adam is intersex, or has a cojoined twin inside him, and he picks up She-Ra's Power Sword, then Adam should transform into She-Ra.
     
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    Looks similar to the 2002 version to me. Similar build. He would be early twenties at the eldest.
     
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    At least it is now credible that people have not realized that they are the same person.
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  15. Pauln6

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    Bronzer hides the birthmark on his thigh shaped like the Star spangled banner.
     
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  16. Skipper

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    He-Man's tan=Superman's glasses.
     
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    Or it's like what Martha Kent said in the Lois and Clark pilot -- in that outfit, "Nobody's going to be looking at your face."


    Seriously, though, that's the point of secret identities like Adam or Sir Percy or Don Diego or Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne -- they act like weaklings, cowards, fops or shallow playboys so people will dismiss them. Even if someone recognizes their physical resemblance to the hero, they assume it must be a coincidence because there's no way that useless, cowardly, or self-centered fool could possibly be so brave and heroic.
     
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  18. Skipper

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    And still She-ra acts brave and selfless in her secret identity too, and no one suspects nothing :lol:

    The implication of this assumption has always left me amused. Does that mean that anyone in Metropolis with a backbone and a vague resemblance to the Man of Steel is suspected of being him?

    "My God, you aren't a wimp and you have black hair. It means one and only one thing: YOU ARE SUPERMAN!!!!".
     
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  19. Christopher

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    I think you've described the plot of at least 33% of Silver Age Superman stories.
     
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