ITT: Characters with tainted reputations
Why has He-Man become one big gay-joke?
>Why has He-Man become one big gay-joke?
He became a gay joke because he's a big hulking goober with a pageboy haircut in a show that doesn't have a lot of chicks.
He REMAINS one big gay-joke because it's 2015, and despite claims to the contrary, humanity is no more sophisticated than it was in the 2000s.
Doesn't really look gay to me. Plenty of characters in the past have had similar looks but never got made fun of as badly, if at all.
The show was also campy as hell.
And the haircut is really guy.
Which is funny, because he is basically a recolored Conan, but Conan doesnt look as gay as he is.
So is probablyy the campness of the show, with the blond faggy hairtsyle.
This didt helped either - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4
As strange as it can be, I prefer He-man version than the original music. His version is funnier and more energetic.
Because it's all part of an elaborate and long term plan by the neo-feminist movement to deconstruct the "macho man" image that all men aspired to be. They realize that they can never go against men if they have those kinds of bodies to overpower them so they're brainwashing male children from a young age that muscular heroic characters are gay fags while the lanky pretty boy with no muscles is the popular must be type of guy.
That was only for the Filmation cartoon, because of the cheap animation, in order to make Adam and He-Man visually different. Other versions of the character didn't wear this outfit.
>Other versions of the character didn't wear this outfit
Sure they did.
You post only what you want to see isn't it faggot?
It's not only DC. Since the beginning was like that.
>Post pictures from the comic where the big plot point is that he stops turning back into Adam and risks becoming corrupted by the power
Sure, but when he's actually Adam he's in that outfit.
In the animation AND og voice acting community industries, it's widely known that Filmation was homo central in the 80's. They had gay models for their rotoscoped animations for He-man and other shows, as well as a lot of the artists themselves. Did you never wonder why their company's name was rainbowed? Hell, Lou Scheimer, a co-founder of Filmation, was openly gizzay.
Stop asking stupid questions, OP.
He-man was just one big-joke all around.
Beefcake and skintight costumes everywhere. I mean there are girls who are equally sexy but the show was all about the men.
What astounds me is that Thundercats doesn't get any shit for being a gay furfest, if He-Man gets it TC should get it.
Doesn't mean we can't love it for what it is
Come on He-Man and Conan are looking exactly the same, just with different hair color.
> because he is basically a recolored Conan, but Conan doesnt look as gay
Conan's image was helped by being able to be shown as incredibly violent and covered in blood while saving big-titted women.
In He-Man, the women are all completely covered, the men are all practically naked and no violence was ever allowed. 80s cartoons were ridiculous, everyone running around with swords and laser rifles and not allowed to hit anyone with them.
Violent beefcake = masculine.
pacifistic beefcake = gay pride rally
No faggot that was only in the Filmation cartoon. He-Man in the mini comics didn't have a no killing policy.
Skeletor is a qt.
> frank frazetta
He worked in Fire & Ice and that movie is SUPER gay.
Let me put you this. Back then every single Sword and Sorcery was beefy. From the protagonists to the secondary characters. Take all the characters drawn by Frazetta and try to find one that is not beefy. And besides all today's superheroes aren't depicted beefy as well? So better stop being hypocrites.
Don't matter how cool he is in the comics or the badass sovereign he was in the DCAU cartoons, he will always be the guy who contributed to a team with Superman, Batman & Robin, and Wonder Woman, by mostly talking to fish.
Jason Momoa's portrayal will be do or die.
Goodnight sweet prince lex.
>The mainstream also knows He-Man through the 200X series
Cancelled and not even half as iconic as the campy 80s cartoon. Really, it started the 80s toyetic trend so for better or worse He-man defined 80s western animation
>current DC comics
Only nerds read comics
Come on the Filmation cartoon aired only for two years, and then died out. The same happened with the 200X series. And the Filmation cartoon even if iconic, is the worst He-Man related story.
And Filmation is the reason of why "crap" and He-Man became synonyms as the first thing that people think about him. At least the most recent incarnations have proven that MOTU has the potential to be an epic Fantasy franchise.
Dude I watched the 2000s series as a kid and even I think of 80s He-Man when I here the character mentioned.
The 80s show was a big part pop culture, everything else about He-Man isn't. Get over it.
From an old edit of He-Man's Wikipedia article:
>There is an enduring urban legend about the so-called "Conan toy line". The story is that the Mattel Toy Company originally intended to base an action figure line on Conan the Barbarian, the pulp fantasy character created by Robert E. Howard which at the time was the lead in several popular series produced by Marvel Comics and due to be the subject of a major movie. However, after viewing the film, the Mattel executives despaired at the thought of promoting a children’s toy with ties to a film featuring such graphic sex and violence. Thus they gave their doll blonde hair and re-dubbed him "He-Man". The legend is unverified but persistent, and most likely false since the first He-Man action figures were produced in 1981, a year before the first Conan film. Roger Sweet, the originator of He-Man, asserts that the He-Man/Masters Of The Universe concept definitely was not an outgrowth of Conan. The He-Man concept, later renamed the Masters Of The Universe, was originated and developed by Roger Sweet in late 1980. Later, that initial concept was followed by the original comics by Donald F. Glut. The Conan license had been dropped by Mattel months before the He-Man concept was begun. At that time, the barbarian fantasy theme, later applied to the He-Man/Masters concept and line, was broadly visible notably in Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo barbarian fantasy art - not specifically from Conan.
It's part of the pop culture, but this doesn't change that it is crap. The 200X series was superior at every aspect, even if it wasn't so difficult considering how shitty the Filmation cartoon was.
That Tarzan looks like it was modeled after Schwarzenegger, you can tell by the shape and proportions of the muscles. Particularly the size of his pectorals in relation to his abs and arms.
In your dreams faggot.
>he's the manliest man, OP
>once he wanted to fuck a gorilla because she was female
/co/ wants to fuck a female gorilla too. Does this makes /co/ the manliest? But /co/ also wants to fuck and be fucked by boys. What is /co/ them?
>mfw there's a legit He-Man autist in this thread
no, he is. It's like Shazam.
He Man as drawn by a gay artist on his very gay blog.
>spouting shit about "gay propaganda"
>the gayest board of all of 4chins
No that's just because gays are actually attracted to men and their bodies while women are attracted to the other attributes like success and money. Men in general are more sexual so it's natural that a gay man would seem to be more into masculine muscle guys while women don't show that kind of interest.
>Thundercats and Transformers were far more gay than He-Man faggot, but no one makes it so much deal.
Dude, what? Transformers being gay as fuck comes up pretty often, and a good deal of tranformers fans are female for that very reason.
>Spend thousands of dollars on He-Man figures that can only be bought on specific days in specific windows of time
>Pose them and take goofy pictures to amuse myself
>MFW I'm not the most autistic MOTU fan on /co/
Yes. Megs/SS and Megs/OP have been consistently popular since the 80's cartoon, Armada had one Autobot that was really into red cards, Prime had a huge female following and Knock Out was pretty much confirmed gay, and the current comics have a lot of fujo pandering regarding gay relationships.
current comics have gay pairings and
Because you live in a sexually repressed society and youre immediate surroundings are filled with men overcompensating for being ashamed of being secretly curious what dick tastes like.
I swear there was a G1 episode that ended with one Autobot telling another one that "There's a hole in my head that needs filling!" before jumping on him.
I know it happened, I just can't remember any more than that.
>Even Japan considers beefy men gay
This happened in Blazblue. The most muscley manly character often is joked around as being gay. I actually really like the idea of overly macho gay characters like Shoreleave
I've heard plenty of people talk about how filmation at the time was very open and very accepting of gays and lesbians and had many on staff. I'm sure a lot of the stuff that's been read into it was at least partially intentional. But things that make it gay are pretty obvious, beefcake as mentioned before, the campy tone that got even more campy as the show went on. there was also a total lack of relationships on the show, so that kinds leaves the characters to be blank slates to be projected on or shipped.
As a Cho Aniki fan, I can confirm this.
That's because they have their beauty standards and Japan isn't West. The gay stereotype in West still is the flaming fruity twink(=Japanese heterosexual), but muscles will always be connected to gay culture because gay men just appreciate them so much.
Tell that to the majority of MAINSTREAM viewers. Cartoons are a bigger medium than comics. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are seen as kiddy shit in general across the globe despite their original source, the Mirage Comics. The bigger the medium? The more cemented the image of a franchise.
Thankfully Batman escaped this bullshit and found a balance between serious and campy incarnations.
He-Man is not gay but since he is so super manly all the guys start to feel attraction to him so they think he must be gay and then pin the blame of their own homolust on He-Man.
The cartoon actually paved the way for 80's cartoons to be way more violent than the 60s and 70s. Why do you think the only thing fr the 70's was Scooby doo and subsequent knock offs? He-man was the most violent cartoon that aired after two decades of violence free over protective garbage.