– Aug 13, 2021 – 10:30:35 AM
One of the most recognized villains in the world of 80s cartoons is Skeletor. The eternal enemy of He-man He has been present in all incarnations of the character and is one of his most beloved characters, despite being a criminal. Perhaps because of its characteristic voice or because of its recognizable and unforgettable design.
Although in the original series his story was not given much prominence. The 2002 series introduced us How was it Skeletor before becoming this evil lord of darkness. Now, a new comic, which works as a prequel to the new series of Netflix, gives us a new origin for the villain of Eternia.
The origin of Skeletor
According to the comic Masters of the Universe: Revelation, published by Dark Horse Comics. Skeletor comes from another dimension known as Apollyos, where all the inhabitants have the head like him, that is to say, they only have the skeleton, without skin or bone. However, their race was imprisoned and treated like slaves, until the villain freed them.
After that, Skeletor fell in love and started a family. Unfortunately, his former masters returned for revenge and took the lives of his wife and daughter. It is at this moment that she appears in front of him Hordak, another of the best known villains of He-Man and She-Ra.
Hordak offers to Skeletor the opportunity to exact revenge against the murderers of his family. He also gives him the choice of whether he wants to revive his daughter or his wife, before which the villain chooses his little girl. But, this did not mean that reviving his wife was no longer an option.
With the promise that his wife could be the next to revive. Hordak send to Skeletor to Eternia and tells him that if he succeeds in overthrowing their rulers and getting the powers of the Greyskull Castle, then his wife will come back to life and he will be able to return to be with his family.
This is how the constant battle against He-man and his companions. With this origin story, Skeletor he is no longer just a villain and now we might even agree with his reasons. Did you find it a good addition to the mythology of the villain of He-man Or did they prefer it to remain vague?
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