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Skeletor-Overlord of Evil by BenjaminTDickens Skeletor-Overlord of Evil by BenjaminTDickens
***Sorry about the re-post everyone, but I decided that I wasn't very happy with my hunched over, old man, MOTU movie version faced Skeletor...therefore, i retooled the whole pic.***

This is my take on Skeletor, my favorite villain of all time. I combined the 2001 Skeletor and the Movie version with some of my own ideas to create this and I am pretty damn happy with how it turned out.

I've had a fan fic concept for a long time about how Skeletor came to be and maybe I'll get creative and post it someday.

Despite the fact that the MotU movie was an abomination upon the cinematic world , I always liked Frank Langella's over the top depiction of Skeletor. It is probably my favorite portrayal of "Ol' Bone-head's" personality. Here are a set of his best lines from the movie:
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Read this excerpt from an article I found online; this articulates my feelings perfectly:

"Frank Langella manipulates the rhythm and meter of his dialog erratically, and to great effect (he finds iambs and caesura in some of the least poetic dialog imaginable). Skeletor's outbursts come without warning, but always seem dramatically "earned." He speaks every thought as a decree, and everything he says sounds like it's the most important thing he's ever said."
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail the Overload of Evil!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You've been featured! he-manfans.deviantart.com/jour…
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow! Thank you very much! I've had you in my watch list for a while now; you do great work. Thanks again! It means a lot to me coming from a great artist like you.
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Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Very nice attention to detail! You perfectly captured the MYP look to Skeletor. Terrific job.
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DeepC Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is much better than the previous image.

Keep up the good work! =)
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Way cool!
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
thanks!
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KimberlySwan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why am i so turned on looking at this?!?!?!?!?!


Seriously though, this is wtfmazing. I made that word up just for you! The detail and lines are great <3
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Well, it's easy: power is sexy >:^) Hence my crush on Margaret Thatcher...uh, yeah...sure, LOL
I dig the new word and am honored you made it for me ^_^

btw, Beast Wars Megatron is my favorite incarnation and among my favorite villains of all times. Great signature tag!
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KimberlySwan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
BW megatron is so the sex... except hes so non-sexual XD I'm pretty sure if he was, he wouldnt swing the hetero way, oh wells, *broken heart*

And i might of peed a little giggling about Ole Marge ^_^
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Oh, yeah, Megs would totally bat for my team. He's too posh not too, LOL
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KimberlySwan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He needs a tiny arm dog, the rubber ducky just didnt cut it imho.


Then he got a giant crab thing (X/rampage) and i giggeled cause i totally could see it.
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AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass work!!


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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
thanks!
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AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome.
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FakePokemon64 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
HE WILL FALL RIGHT INTO MY TRAP!!! [link]
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
LOL! awesome!
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FakePokemon64 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Thank Druox the Shredder for being one of the most awesome VAs on the net.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Now that's scary!! Hey, think you can draw her? [link]
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:iconbenjamintdickens:
BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I like her design and i just opened up for commissions if you're interested ^_^
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
no money. :(
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:iconbenjamintdickens:
BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
me either...that's why i am taking commissions, LOL
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:iconhewylewis:
Hewylewis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I'll wait for requests.
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clinteast Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great! u've done a superb job mixing the different versions together.
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CBFox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Skeletor demands his prune juice now
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Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Dude, you should make shirts for some sort of company. The detal in your line art is AWSOME. Keep up the good work!
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AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass work keep it up!!!!!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I never did see that movie, but you're right. He's an awesome Skeletor :D
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
YIKES!!!
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
"You kids get off my lawn!"
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BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
"or I will straight up murder your punks asses with my crazy goat staff!"
LOL
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