Masters Of The Universe Revelation: 5 Characters That Finally Made Their Debut On The Netflix Series
Masters of the Universe: Revelation now on Netflix
Masters of the Universe: Revelation just hit Netflix, and it's filled to the brim with a smorgasbord of MOTU mythos fans have only experienced as action figures and toys. Some are finally brought to life in the new animated series for the first time, and it was worth the wait, especially for one particular bony ghoul.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation presented fans with age-old characters that they know and love from He-Man and Prince Adam to Teela, Man-At-Arms, Cringer, Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Orko...you get the idea. It also introduces less than familiar characters like Stinkor, King Grayskull, Clawful, and Moss Man, all of whom make appearances along the way.But what about those characters that are finally breaking out of their packaging to get that animated treatment? Well, Revelation has more than a few of them, but let's take a look at five characters who are, at long last, made immortal through animation.
Quick addendum here: we're just touching on single characters and not generic cannon fodder like the Skelcons that rode an army of Rotons, but that is cool-looking for sure. There's also the Eternian Towers, which make their animated debut. Previously, they were used for the Eternia playset, which is considered one of the grails for toy collectors.
1. Wun-Dar: The Savage He-Man
Wun-Dar is sort of a whisper of a myth in MOTU lore. He was created as part of a Wonder Bread tie-in promotion (get it?), and his figure is one of the most sought-after among collectors. He was formally introduced in the 2008 MOTU Classics minicomics, and his origin was finally revealed as another champion of the Goddess. Born 100 years before Prince Adam, he was the keeper of the halves of the Sword of He and fought with savagery for the honor of Eternia and the Goddess.
This is Wun-Dar's first animated appearance and is voiced by actor Jay Tavare, who is best known for playing Vega in the 1994 Street Fighter movie.
2. Andra: Lieutenant of the Eternian Guard
Andra, who plays second to Teela in Revelation, is one of those characters that debuted in the comics and never even made it to any of the animated series, much less got her own toy. Andra served as a lieutenant in the Royal Guard, training alongside Teela, and showed a short fuse when it came to charging into battle.
Her only appearances have been the Marvel Star Comics, but never crossed over when DC took the license, and in 2008 in the MOTU Classics minicomics. Revelation is her first animated appearance, where she is voiced by actor Tiffany Smith.
3. Vikor: The Prototype He-Man
Sometimes referred to as the He-Man of the North, Vikor's origin is at the very beginning of the Masters of the Universe conception. Vikor began as designer Mark Taylor's early concept for what would eventually be He-Man, but eventually found his own way into MOTU mythos as being a champion of the Goddess.
After King Grayskull's death, the Goddess roamed Eternia in search of a worthy heir to the Sword of He. Her first warrior was Vikor, a lone barbarian who quickly became a legend in his own time. He used the Power of Grayskull to vanquish those who served evil and sent the remaining Snake Men underground.
He's only been captured as an action figure that was released as the Power of Grayskull line in the Masters of the Universe Classics in 2011. He is voiced by Adam Gifford in Revelation.
4. He-Ro: Heroic Cosmic Warrior and Champion of Grayskull
He-Ro was originally designed to be released as part of the Powers of Grayskull toy line, which was planned as a sequel of sorts to the original Master of the Universe line, but with He-Ro's story acting as a prequel. Whereas He-Man was more brawn and brawl, He-Ro's offense was more magical based and was billed as "the most powerful wizard in the universe."
His action figure was previewed in a 1987 Mattel catalog, along with his mentor, Eldor, that showcased the new wave that was allegedly coming. The only information that was released beforehand mentioned he was named Gray and was an ancestor of He-Man and She-Ra. He appeared as part of the MOTU Classics line in 2009 and the DC MOTU comics in 2012. It is confirmed that he is the son of King Grayskull. In Revelation, he is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
5. Scare Glow: Evil Ghost of Skeletor
So what does "Evil Ghost of Skeletor" mean? Is it Skeletor's ghost? Is it a ghost serving Skeletor? Yes, actually.
Scare Glow was one of the last figures produced in the original Masters of the Universe line in 1987 and was exponentially more scarce than the other waves, making him very collectible. He is still one of the most expensive figures in the entire series.
He was billed as the Evil Ghost of Skeletor on the packaging, but that loose translation led Scare Glow to be both a demon summoned by Skeletor as seen in the minicomic "The Search for Keldor" as well as Skeletor's double used to trick our heroes. That use of the character was only seen in the Marvel Star Comics and never again. In the 2002 comics by MVcreations, he was seen as a ruler of an alien dimension and had the power to show his enemies their worst fears.
In Revelation, he's more of a Hades-type of figure that feeds off fears and projects his opponents' fears into reality. Although he's been seen in the comics and even part of the Classics like in 2008, this is Scare Glow's first appearance in other media. He's voiced by Tony Todd, who played the Candyman in the '90s horror film and is set to return in next month's Candyman sequel/reboot.