Mattel released images of Orko’s packaging yesterday, including Orko’s bio.
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Orko – Heroic Court Magician
Real Name: Orko
After the rise of the Horde Empire, evil again outweighed the forces of good in the five dimensions. So in every generation, a Cosmic Warrior was recruited by the Overlords of Trolla to fight against evil. Each was given the Sword of He, a weapon infused with the Power of the Universe. They were also assigned a Trollan guide to watch over and advise them in their quests. On the planet of Eternia, after five centuries of being split in two, the Trollan Power Sword was at long last joined and bequeathed to an heir worthy of it’s power – Prince Adam of the royal household. Orko, a member of the Trollan magical elite, was assigned to watch over Adam. Although he was a powerful mage on Trolla, the hidden mystic properties of Eternia turned his magic into little more than entertaining tricks, which he uses to entertain his friends and remain undercover.
So Orko is basically the MOTU equivalent of Nibbler from Futurama. And maybe a little bit Giles from Buffy. (Which, come to think of it, should make Orko Dr. Mrs. Ghostal’s favorite character ever…)
Still, the bio does make Orko somewhat cooler than the bumbling jester of the Filmation series. And the fan in me wonders what a showdown between a fully powered Orko and Skeletor might look like.
One unanswered question, however, is why Orko has to remain “undercover.” Anyway, what do you think of the bio? If you’re not an Orko fan, does this make him work any better for you?