Inspired by He-Man.org’s Roast Gooble Dinner podcast, welcome to PGPoA’s latest MOTUC Bio Discussion!
Real Name: Tytus™
Tytus™ the giant fought for peace alongside King Grayskull™ and He-Ro™ in the Great Wars. Originally from the mountains of Perpetua, he was forced to leave his home after his herd of dinosaurs began developing strange techno parts. He traveled across Eternia® to seek help from the village of Grayskull™. There he joined the King in battle against the Snake Men™ and Horde. Tytus™ helped construct one of the Three Towers during a temporary truce with his enemies. After the death of He-Ro™, Tytus™ used his great strength to build King Grayskull™ a mighty fortress, incorporating the symbol of the Cosmic Warriors into the entrance as a tribute to his fallen comrade. In the end, Tytus™ fell during the first Ultimate Battle Ground, heroically sacrificing his life to stop the rampaging giant Megator™!
Portrait Art Source: Original box art
This is one of those bios that just dumps a ton of information on you. Right off the bat, we find out Tytus was a contemporary of King Grayskull and He-Ro, and that he helped them fight in the Great Wars. He hails from Perpetua, which originated in the Halperin Bible and appears in other sources. But my favorite part of this bio appears in the second sentence: the mention of his herd of dinosaurs that developed “strange techno parts.” That means Tyrantisaurus, people. I can only pray MOTUC remains popular enough to get to him.
This is also the first mention of the Three Towers, a.k.a. the Eternia playset. It’s worth noting, since we just got our another hint of the Towers’ existence in the MOTUC canon via Carnivus’s shield. Odd as the sentence sounds, there’s a good reason the Bio Writer mentions that bit about the construction of the Towers happening during a truce with their enemies–because the enemies may have helped them build it. This isn’t as out-of-left-field as it seems; in the vintage minicomic “Enter…Buzz-Saw Hordak!”, Hordak claims he helped build the Towers before being banished to Etheria. (For you uber-nerds, it all sounds very Annatar and Númenor.)
But we were talking about Tytus, right? So Tytus helped build Castle Grayskull, and we find out that the reason He-Ro’s cape has the same symbol as Grayskull’s door. And in a rather bummer ending, we find out Tytus dies in battle “during” the “Ultimate Battle Ground,” which makes no sense. I get that they’re trying to reference the minicomic, but it’s grammatically goofy. Just call it the “First Battle of the Three Towers” or something–that still sounds epic.