Description: Ocean warlord!
# of Episodes Appeared (original series): 17
Weapons of Choice: Tridents, spears and his trusty seaweed/corncob hybrid sword
Mer-Man was an absolute trip on He-Man And The Masters of the Universe, and he’s my second favorite “Evil Warrior” (behind Skeletor, of course), for the fact that he was really his own merman. His face showed up in the opening credits as if he was one of the three main henchmen for Skeletor, but he didn’t appear nearly as much as Trap Jaw and Beast Man did in the show.
And what as the reason for his sporadic appearances? I think he saw through Skeletor’s B.S. Mer-Man’s a pretty smart catfish. He wasn’t as dimwitted as most of Skeletor’s lackeys. He knew that Skeletor’s lame brain schemes were always going to fail, so why even bother rolling out of the kelp in the morning? Mer-Man was the type of dude that wouldn’t return Skeletor’s phone calls and would roll his eyes whenever ol’ skullface talked about his latest “surefire” plan to raid Castle Grayskull and destroy He-Man.
Mer-Man was a leader in his own right. He had his own kingdom to tend to… the whole freakin’ ocean. He is Eternia’s answer to Aquaman. Or should that be Ocean Master? He didn’t really care about diamond rays of disappearance or giant dragon eggs because he had more pressing matters like oil spills and trash dumping to attend to.
For all the fuss Skeletor made about Eternia and that dusty old castle, Mer-Man was the real ruler of Eternia anyway. He ruled over the oceans while Skeletor & He-Man fought over the land. No matter who won that battle, Mer-Man still held controlling interest in Eternia.
He will forever be known as the rebel Evil Warrior. Yes, others have attempted to overthrow and back stab Skeletor, but only Mer-Man has openly displayed his disgust for his allies and their hair-brained schemes.