The trapdoor Skeletor made Beast Man fall through in "Prince Adam no More" was installed by Hordak
In He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
episode "Prince Adam no More" featured Skeletor opening a trapdoor under Beast Man. The She-Ra series
later established Hordak as someone who previously operated from Snake Mountain and has the habit of making subordinates fall through trap doors.
Eternia much later becomes Takatis from Takatis and Hurrican.
The first phase of the final boss in Hurrican
is called Skeletor, that's why I'm wondering. However, he's probably not the same as Dr. Geno X, because what's presumably Dr. Geno X in the previous Takatis
is a Brain in a Jar
about the size of The Wall, the real final boss of Hurrican
. Here's how I imagine it went:
- In a time when He-Man was a distant legend even then fading into myth, and Skeletor was fading into obscurity and impotence on the far side of Eternia, on a distant planet, great astronomers discovered Eternia and Etheria and named the former Takatis and the latter Donais. Once more was known about Takatis, a respected scientist from the distant planet named Dr. Geno X set out for the planet. He began to set up a colony on the far side of Takatis, and the colony developed ties with Earth. But eventually, Dr. Geno X discovered what remained of Skeletor's keep and found Skeletor dying within. Dr. Geno X resuscitated Skeletor with his evil science, and Skeletor became faithful to him. However, Skeletor's evil corrupted Dr. Geno X, turning him into an evil mad scientist and the colonists into monsters.
- About 30 years after Dr. Geno X was last heard from on Earth, a group of invaders came from Takatis to Earth. The Earth defence forces fought them off. (Space Invasion)
- Five years later, Earth had mounted an invasion force to destroy Dr. Geno X's armies, and launched them at Takatis. They seemed to destroy Dr. Geno X. (Takatis) Then, the Earthlings found some descendants of He-Man and saw their power in fighting Dr. Geno X and titled them "Hurricans."
- About 85 years after that, Earth was invaded out of nowhere by forces from Takatis. Dr. Geno X had been resurrected by Skeletor, whom Dr. Geno X had hidden away to avoid him taking over and who had escaped once all of Dr. Geno X's security systems went down. An expedition led by the current Hurrican destroyed Skeletor and Dr. Geno X together. (Hurrican)
The next cartoon will be CGI
With the success of the latest TMNT cartoon and Transformers Prime,
it could be He-Man's time to make the leap to CGI. The series itself could, like the aforementioned TMNT show, do an Adaptation Distillation
of the two previous cartoons
with minor and major changes like Gender Flip
, Race Lift
and Cerebus Roller Coaster