Nov 22, 2010

Orko: The Worthless Wizard

Think having a wizard for a friend will make all your troubles go away? Think again - possessing the power of magic doesn’t always mean one possesses competence!  Case in point: Orko, from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In fact, a running gag in the series is Orko's poor magical skills. Nearly every time Orko attempts to use magic, it backfires. It’s never made clear why Orko is so inept, but several explanations are given. From Orko supposedly losing an amulet that allowed him to properly use his magic, to it being suggested in an episode that the natural laws of Trolla (Orko's home world) are opposite of Eternia.

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