Will She-Ra fans enjoy the masters of the universe: Revelation?

It does not mean one She-Ra fan, however, does not get any pleasure out of it. It all lies in what you are looking for. If the new She-Ra fascinated you with how it handled the major myths behind the story, MOTU: Revelation can be up your alley. Both shows dive heavily into the mythology behind their respective worlds and weave it deep into the action. They are obviously not connected, but there is still the unique wonder that many posts in MOTU franchise has.

Both series also place great emphasis on women. Of its kind She-Ra have stronger female characters, however Masters of the Universe: Revelation gives a lot of focus to Teela, captain of the Royal Guard and frequent adventure partner to He-Man. If action women (with room for deeper characterization) are your thing, Teela enters Epiphany will be great for you.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation lacks a critical element in what created the new She-Ra so loved though. And that’s its skewed content. She-Ra had a staff of many queer people behind him and it was very evident everywhere. Even before Adora and Catra ended up together in the finale, the show rejoiced at how much silence it could get on screen. Netossa and Spinerella are married (and adorable), the non-binary Double Trouble (played by non-binary actor Jacob Tobia), where Bow has two fathers among many others.

Masters of the Universe: Epiphany does not have the same level of queer content. No one, at least in the first five episodes presented for review, is confirmed as queer. This show is very much a sequel to the original He-Man and it applies to how they treat the characters sexuality and gender identity. There is some room to possibly see one or two of the characters as queer, but it is subtitle at best. It would be nice if the show is ready for these characters to be confirmed queer, but it’s a shame that MOTU: Revelation, a series aimed mostly at adults, may not be as queer as the new one She-Ra, a children’s series, was.

It is understandable that by being a successor, Masters of the Universe: Epiphany does not have the same kind of freedom as the new one She-Ra did in terms of reinterpreting the existing myths and characters. In an interview with io9, filmmaking and creative management of MOTU: Revelation Kevin Smith said, “We did not have the kind of creativity, let’s call it, the freedom to reinvent the franchise that way. She-Ra did. “He went on to say that when the original She-Ra” was not as well known as He-Man and the masters of the universe, there was (was) more room for creativity there. “

This could be considered to mean that there were probably more rules about what could and could not be done with the He-Man characters, which probably included their sexuality and gender identity. The new She-Ra also had his own challenges in getting his queer characters shown, and it tells that Catra and Adora only met in the last episode. With all this in mind if you are hoping for confirmed queer characters in Masters of the Universe: Epiphany like She-Ra the first group of episodes did not have much for you.

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