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DC Treats Female Masters of the Universe Character with Unparalleled Respect

Written by ThanosCopter on Friday, July 05 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Treats Female Masters of the Universe Character with Unparalleled Respect

Teela, warrior goddess and captain of Prince Adam's Royal Guard, inexplicably strips down and is immediately struck by a flaming wardrobe.

Source: The Nerdy Bird

Jill Pantozzi, comics blogger extraordinaire, discovered a fantastic example of gender equality in comics in DC's Masters of the Universe #1, which was released a couple months back.  The scene shows Teela, the captain of Prince Adam's Royal Guard and "warrior goddess" (as described by Mattel), inexplicably strip off her armor in front of Adam and two other characters and storm off in only her underwear. 

Of course, like most female characters who strip down to the skivvies, she's promptly hit by a flaming wardrobe next page.

I'm just wondering what in-story reason Teela would have for immediately stripping down in front of her boss (and occasional unrequited romantic interest) and foster father.  I'm also curious what exactly happened to the armor after she stripped it off.  Did she just leave it scattered on the floor of the palace or something?

Anyways, I'm not going to waste my time ranting about how DC has engaged in yet another example of sacrificing story and character for titillation.  I wish this was an exception to the rule.  It's not.


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