This figure was be modeled
directly after the design by He-Man.org
The Following description was written
by Dr. Omega:
When the conflict
between Skeletor and Eternos began,
the Mariposans elected to remain out
of it, as they were artists, not fighters.
However, the Eternian Council came to
make them realize how critical the situation
was, and what a danger Skeletor and King
Hssss posed to all people. Monarch Tarsus
and his Viceroys decided to add their
support for the Council and send the
colony's sole protector to assist the
Masters, as needed.
The protector hails from the capital
city of Lepidoptolis where he lives with
his wife Krisaliss. His name is Garth.
He has powers of Flight, a very durable
exo-skeleton, and can emit a powerful
knock-out gas. His wrist and ankle bracers
and belt are very detailed and perfect
examples of artistic Mariposan culture.
Garth also wields his powerful Thor-Ax.
The Mariposans are an off-shoot race
of the Andreenid. Millennia ago, an
Eternian artist came to live with the
Andreenid and study their culture. He
was fascinated by their culture and found
their organic architecture to be extremely
beautiful. The Andreenids found the artists
appearance repulsive, but welcomed this
stranger, as long as he did not halt
productivity. While there, he ate the
food of the Andreenid, including Ambrosia.
He enjoyed life there and stayed for
years. After prolonged exposure to the
Ambrosia, and other factors, his appearance
began to change, becoming more insect-like.
He fell in love with a young queen and
the two wished to be married.
Although his appearance was more acceptable
than when he first came to live with
them, they could not accept him as a
royal consort. Their love for each other
was stronger than public opinion, so
the two fled to start a new life together.
Soon, the queen gave birth to the first
colony of Mariposans.
Today, the Mariposans numbers are small,
but they are well respected as Artists
all across the light hemisphere. Strong
tensions exist between the Mariposans
and the Andreenid.
- Dr. Omega
character of Garth originally appeared
in the classic MOTU cartoon. This vision
of Garth both the design and the backstory
- was created by He-Man.org member Dr.
Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly.
GARTH is a butterfly / humanoid
1 Buzz-Off Figure (base)
brass wire (axe tip)