La conocida como "La biblia de He-ro" es un documento de 1996 donde se esboza lo que podría llegar a ser (y nunca fue) una serie animada con He-ro, el hijo de He-man, como protagonista.
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Pero antes, y a falta de traducirlo, alguna información extra acerca de este curioso documento:
*He-Ro Son of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe*
Courtesy of Lou Scheimer Productions*
Who is He-Ro?
He-Ro 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, He-Ro!
*Why was the He-Ro Bible written?*
Looking 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.
*What does this He-Ro have to do with the Mattel prototype toy?*
Absolutely 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.
*What's in the bible?*
Read 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.
*What happened to the bible?*
Because DIC never developed the /He-Ro/ series, the idea lay dormant and known only to a few. Until a recent eBay auction, 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.
*So what now?*
Read 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. If Lou Scheimer Productions was trying to start a new /He-Man/ cartoon in 1996, how unlikely it is that a new cartoon series could be just around the corner, especially with Mattel re-releasing the action figures right now? Probably 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 take. The possibilities are endless.