Sunday, February 10, 2019

Bad Guy Beatdown Round 17 - Skeletor vs. Tex Hex

It's the battle of the Filmation Villains!  I know the usual villain face-off would be Skeletor and Hordak, but seeing two magic-based bad guys fight is super interesting.  Besides, we've seen Skull-Face fight his mentor before, who wants to go over that again?

Before we get to the powers, let's recap how they got here.  In Round 1, the Queen of the Crown kidnapped Evil-Lyn and Skeletor came to retrieve her.  Even though the Queen was able to hold him off with her telepathic abilities, Skeletor was able to dispell them and then trap her with his control over the elements, trapping her in a metal cage.  Even though he stole one of her Psychocrystals to amplify the power in his Havok Staff, he isn't able to keep it for this fight.

In Round 2, Cy-Kill crashed on New Texas on the way to Gobotron and Tex Hex mistook him for Bravestarr's new steed.  Tex Hex's ability to turn into smoke made him untouchable to Cy-kill's energy beams and being able to create monsters form the sand overwhelmed Cy-kill, allowing Tex Hex to crush his humanoid brain.

As for powers, I've got Skeletor's down as he appeared in all 13 episodes I watched for Round 1 and you can check them out here.

For Tex Hex though, he only appeared in 9 of the first 13, so I had to go back and watch more, but here's what I had before them. I found a few more examples of creating creatures out of sand or dead trees or whatever.  There was one new power that was absolutely crazy - he shot giant horseshoes out of his blaster and if he hit a person with them, it would spin around them and turn them into stone.  Obviously, it doesn't happen any other time in the episodes I saw (although the gun did make a cage materialize in the air) so I'm not keeping it in there.  He did change into a big lizard/bull in one episode, making his shapeshifting powers official and usable in the fight.

So we're going into this fight with some awesome powers and I can't wait til next week to see how they clash.

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