He-Ro Bible charts out a fascinating new direction
in the Masters of the Universe mythology, and like
the original series bible, the He-Ro Bible offers
new insights into what the original series was about and
what a new series could have been.
is the son of He-Man, the heir apparent to the Power Sword
and the great powers of Castle Grayskull. He-Ro was raised
by a she-bearcat as a child, shortly after he was orphaned
at a young age. He-Ro was once nameless and virtually friendless
(his only companion being his bird friend Craven), but now
he is part of the Royal Family of Eternia. King Adam and
Queen Tee-La have adopted the boy as their own, naming him
Dare. But when he holds aloft the Power Sword, awkward adolescent
Dare becomes the new most powerful man in the universe,
was the He-Ro Bible written?
to revive his stake in the animation industry, Lou Scheimer
founded Lou Scheimer Productions in the 1990s, working with
his daughter Erika to re-establish clout in the animation
industry. Lou Scheimer Productions developed the He-Ro
concept as a possible new cartoon series for the animation
company DIC. The He-Ro Son of He-Man and the Masters
of the Universe Bible was written in 1996. Unfortunately,
it appears DIC rejected the series proposal, and He-Ro
was never made.
does this He-Ro have to do with the Mattel prototype toy?
nothing. Near the end of the last series of Masters
of the Universe toys, Mattel developed a prototype
for a new character called He-Ro. He-Ro was intended to
be an ultimate wizard of sorts, a new champion to take He-Man's
place in Mattel's proposed new toy-line, The Powers
of Grayskull, a spin-off of the original He-Man concept.
Unfortunately, Powers of Grayskull died early in
its development, before He-Ro could be introduced in any
way to the public. But there is no evidence that this prototype
figure in any way influenced Lou Scheimer Productions' new
cartoon concept. In fact, it may be pure coincidence. The
He-Ro Son of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Bible is a direct sequel to the original Filmation series,
never taking into account any of the more recent Mattel
mythology (including the Three Towers of Eternia, the Snake
Men, and Pre-Eternia). Perhaps Lou Scheimer Productions
heard of the He-Ro figure, and by chance developed their
own new concept using the name. In any event, the two do
not appear to be linked.
in the bible?
it. The He-Ro Bible charts out a fascinating new
direction in the Masters of the Universe mythology.
Not only does He-Man's adopted son He-Ro take his place,
but Adam becomes king of Eternia and Teela becomes his queen.
Skeletor returns to the planet after years of frozen banishment
thanks to He-Man and the Sorceress, and this time he seems
more cruel and evil than ever. Skeletor comes back with
a whole cast of new and old allies, while He-Man enters
with some new recruits. Also, the series toys with the idea
of allowing He-Man and He-Ro to coexist, thereby continuing
the original series while creating an entirely new one.
happened to the bible?
DIC never developed the He-Ro series, the idea
lay dormant and known only to a few. No one in the public
sector had heard of the new He-Ro cartoon concept.
It is only with special permission that we are able to bring
you the complete He-Ro Son of He-Man and the Masters
of the Universe Bible on the Internet. You will have
trouble finding this anywhere else.
it!! Like the original series bible, the He-Ro
Bible offers new insights into what the original series
was about and what a new series could be. Most importantly,
the He-Ro concept proves that He-Man has
been alive and well for years, even in ways that we never
imagined. The He-Ro Bible will never be produced
into a full-fledged television series, but it goes to show
just one of the many avenues that the Masters of the
Universe mythology could have taken. The possibilities