Friday, July 18, 2014

Earth-Eternia

Map by Grimklok
Is He-Man's Eternia the future or past of our own world? This map super-imposing the two hints that their only a cataclysm apart, one direction or the other. Something like a run away comet hurtling between the earth and the moon, perhaps?

Someone should do a comparison map with She-Ra's Etheria:


10 comments:

blizack said...

I never would have thought that Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain were that far apart.

Trey said...

I the 2000s cartoon, I think Snake Mountain was on the opposite side of the planet from the good guys (they had a dark side, light side thing going on), but I guess how far that is depends on the size of the planet. I don't know that there are any other references to it in the original cartoon or the pre-2000s comics. The characters certainly seem to travel fast over these distances.

blizack said...

I never watched the 2000s show, so that might explain my surprise.

Logan said...

Interesting idea...

The theory reminds me to the earth of Thundarr, the Barbarian. Maybe Eternia could be a post-cataclysmic version of Earth. The cataclysm was in a golden age of high and wonderous technology. This would explain the existence of modern weapons, technologies and magic in a rather prehistoric world.

This sets my mind in fire... :D

Trey said...

It's worth checking out, I think. I dig it.

Trey said...

@Logan - Yep.:)

Justin S. Davis said...

You a He-Man fan, Trey?

Because I could totally see that.

Trey said...

Just now picking that up, my friend? ;)

Malcadon said...

If you go by the original Mini-Comics (that came with the first line of figures and per-dates cartoon canon), then yes, Eternia could be a far-future, post-apocalyptic Earth just as Logan said. (I much prefer this setting more than the campy cartoon.)

If you go by the Filmation series (the 2002 reboot tries to follow the cartoon and comics as best they can), then no, Earth and Eternia are two different worlds within the same point in time. He-Man once encountered Earth children in the Christmas Special, and Prince Adam's Mom was a U.S. Astronaut who slipped into a magic portal in space or something. (But hay, it might have been a time portal?)

Trey said...

Well, the Don Glut written minicomics are indeed post-apocalyptic, but it isn't explicitly said the be earth. Marlena as an astronaut is in both cartoons, but yeah, Taylor in POTA though it was on an alien world too.