What is it about cartoons that seems to capture your entire childhood? It's impossible for me to think of being a kid, without thinking of all the cartoons that I used to love. I'm highlighted a ton of them over the years, and for some odd reason, I've never managed to do He-Man. How that happened, I have no frickin clue. I mean, He-Man, was the man. Whether he was Adam in all his clothes, or the muscle bound sex god in a fur loincloth, He-Man was all prime beef.
Okay, so maybe one of my first crushes was on a cartoon character, don't judge me. My other first celebrity crush was on Rick Astley, that I can be judged for. What cracks me up about the whole thing, he's so not the type I find attractive as an adult. I rarely find a blond attractive, and while an overly hard muscle body may be nice to look at, I'm not overly fond of cuddling with it.
But I'm digressing here, I'm supposed to being telling you what a great character He-Man was. For those of you not in the know, He-Man was the super powered version of the mild mannered Prince Adam of Eternia. The son of the Eternian King, and his human queen, Prince Adam is a rather boyish young man, not know for his bravery. Because of the evil plaguing his home, by the devious Skeletor, Prince Adam is able to transform himself into a golden warrior, easily the strongest man in the universe. Given to him by the Sorceress of Greyskull, Prince Adam uses the Sword of Power to facilitate his transformation.
He is surrounded by a whole planet full of heroes, all of whom help him to thwart Skeletor's evil schemes. Only a few of them know that the two very different men, are in fact the same. Though I never could understand why nobody ever figured out that they were never seen together. At least he is aided by Battle Cat, the steroid version of Cringer, his faithful companion. I could have done without Orko though, he still gives me shivers.
I loved this show so much, I even own the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas special on DVD.