Origin of He-Man
He-Man made his first appearance as a toy and in a mini-comics that was released by Mattel in 1981. This evolved into an ongoing animated tv series that was released in 1983 as well as subsequently being represented in various major comic book publications. The first publication to represent He-Man was DC Comics, followed by Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and even Dark Horse.
He-Man is the main character of the masters of the universe franchise with him having the alias of the most powerful man in the universe. He also carries his real name Prince Adam of the planet Eternia. He standing 6 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 320 pounds, having blue eyes and blonde hair.
Powers and Abilities
When Prince Adam transforms into He-Man, he has vast superhuman strength that has no established upper limit. He is strong enough to throw castles, an entire mountain, and even shown to lift the city of Arcadia. He has pushed a nearby moon out of orbit and also used his bare hands to break his universe’s strongest material, known as Photanium.
The only glaring weakness that He-Man seems to have is that if he does take too much damage, he will revert back to his human form. which makes it so that he’s not completely invincible.
He-Man also has vast durability, basically being invulnerable when in He-Man form. He also has moderate superhuman speed and agility, being able to run fast enough to create a vacuum spin and create a tornado. He can also rub his hands together fast enough to turn sand into glass.
In addition to his physical abilities, He-Man also has several pieces of equipment that help him out in his missions. Most notably among them is his indestructible power sword, which can channel and project massive energies and is known as being one of the most powerful artifacts in the universe.
He-Man also has a cordite battle harness which is known to multiply his already massive strength 10 times over. I have to add that he has extremely strong plot armor. As funny as that sounds, but dude will win every time in a battle.
He-Man was originally shown to be more of a barbarian similar to Conan. Once the animated series really got going, his origins were revised to make him Prince Adam of Eternia. He was reintroduced as the son of King Randor and Queen Marlena who herself was shown to be a lost astronaut from the earth. They all lived together in the Palace of Eternals alongside the rest of their inner circle.
One day the sorceress of Castle Greyskull gave Prince Adam the power to transform into He-Man. He does this by lifting his power sword and saying “By the power of Greyskull”. Once in this state, he’s virtually unmatched and can return to his normal human form by saying “Let the power return”.
Prince Adam accidentally learned that he could turn his cowardly green tiger pet named Cringer into the fearless and powerful Battle Cat. Over the years, Adam would grow in his friendship with the strong-minded Tella, who happened to be the adoptive daughter of his mentor named Man-At-Arms.
Tella would eventually advance through the ranks of the attorney and royal guard. She ironically ended up being a bodyguard to Prince Adam, whom she thought was cowardly as she didn’t know his alter identity.
Prince adam also learned to live a double life using his secret identity to protect his family. This secret was initially only shared with a very few close friends such as Man-at-Arms, Orco, and the Sorceress of Greyskull. But over the years, this list would grow to include a few others. Including the amazing She-Ra – princess of power, who we learned is actually Prince Adam’s twin sister.
He-Man and his friends would try to keep Eternia and the universe safe, especially from his longtime nemesis Skeletor. This villainous was described as a demon from another dimension and a sorcerer that was extremely skilled in black magic. But despite the formidable powers that Skeletor and his henchmen have, we can rest assure that he-man will keep the universe safe at all cost.