Evil-Lyn 2010 MOTU Classics Figure
Meta DataReal Name: Evelyn Morgan Powers
Toy Type: Action Figures
Affiliation: Evil Villains
Series: Masters of the Universe Classics
Toy Line: MOTU Classics
Evil-Lyn action figure from the Masters of the Universe Classics line. Find other figures, weapons, vehicles, and accessories using the Weapons Rack.
Raised alone by her father in the ruins of Zalesia™, Evelyn left her home in a fit of teenage rebellion. Taking the name Evil-Lyn®, she traveled Eternia®, learning from many of its great masters the ways of magic and the dark arts. While searching for new ways to increase her power, she met and fell in love with an ambitious alchemist named Keldor™ and agreed to join his cause. After Keldor™ was transformed into Skeletor®, he lost all emotional attachments to Evelyn and she began to scheme against him. In a series of miscalculations, she helped release both King Hssss™ and Hordak™ from their interdimensional prisons. Evil-Lyn® uses her crystal ball to foresee the evil future!
Evil-Lyn’s MOTU Classics Canon
Born to the Lord of Zalesia in Preternia, Evelyn Morgan Powers grew up thousands of years later when the wizard He-Ro transported her, for her own safety, to the future, at her father’s behest. A selfish child who grew tired of the boredom of life in the ruins of her father’s city, she left as a teenager. Assuming the name Evil-Lyn, she learned the dark arts from many master magicians across Eternia. She eventually met the young alchemist Prince Keldor, and the two fell in love and secretly married. The couple’s marriage was cut short when Evil-Lyn took a mortally wounded Keldor to Hordak in a bid to save his life. Transformed into Skeletor, Keldor no longer had any emotional attachment to Evil-Lyn and spurned her. Embittered, Evil-Lyn began conspiring against him and seeking power for herself. Enlisting the help of the Mighty Spector, she sent her and Keldor’s son into the future, much as her father had done to her. Over the subsequent years, she would attempt to betray and undermine Skeletor. First, she released the Snake Men and then Hordak from their respective imprisonments. Disappointed by these failures and fearful of Skeletor’s wrath, Evil-Lyn attempted to bolster Skeletor’s forces by freeing Gygor and brainwashing Tung Lashor. Her plans eventually backfired. During the Second Ultimate Battleground, she fought first for the Horde and later alongside Skeletor once more. Teela, the new Sorceress, stripped Evil-Lyn of her powers, which forced her to use the Cosmic Key and the power of the Central Tower to follow her son into the future. Many years later, on the Eternian moon of Droom, she plotted in secret with her son, Skele-teen, to summon an intergalactic army and conquer the universe, even as they served the Unnamed One to fight against King He-Man. However, she convinced Teela to restore her powers and assisted in preventing the Un-named One from recasting the Spell of Separation. After the Unnamed One’s death, Evil-Lyn stood with her son and continued to fight against He-Man’s son, He-Ro II.
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The Masters of the Universe Classics line, launched in 2008, is a new line of action figures based on the classic characters from all aspects of the Masters of the Universe franchise. Available solely from Mattel’s website and aimed purely at collectors, the line also includes biographical descriptions of the characters designed to tie the diverging aspects of the mythos together.
Based on the look of the original 1980s MOTU toys, this new toy line was aimed primarily at the adult toy collector market, often available only through subscriptions (from MattyCollector). Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, these toys were updated versions of previous figures as well as characters that never before had an action figure made of them; such as Filmation’s Queen Marlena, Fang-Man, Lizard-Man, Count Marzo, Granamyr, and many others. The toy line featured many redesigned and updated action figures from the original action-figure line from the 1980s, but it also included characters from She-Ra: Princess of Power (Adora, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Shadow Weaver, and others), The New Adventures of He-Man (Mara, Crita, and more), and the Mike Young Productions series from 2002 (Faceless One, Chief Carnivus, King Chooblah, Ceratus, and others). As the line progressed, characters from all versions of MOTU lore were included, from such things such as prototypes and concept art (He-Ro, Eldor, Demo-Man, Gygor, Vykor, and others), box art from vehicles and model kits (Sky High and the Fighting Foe Men), mini comics (the Goddess, Geldor, and Procrustus), and other books, comics, and media (Despara, Strobo, Goat-Man, and more). There were also newly created figures, exclusive to the Classics toy line, such as Draego-Man, Cy-Chop, Castle Grayskullman, and others. In February 2010, the figures of He-Man and Skeletor were available as Toys “R” Us exclusives packed in two-packs with Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively, from Mattel’s DC Universe Classics action figure line; with this dual line expanded to include two-packs featuring Aquaman/Mer-Man, Hawkman/Stratos, Bizarro/Faker, Supergirl/She-Ra, and Green Lantern/Zodac.
Masters of the Universe Classics surpassed the original 1980s toy line in terms of length, running continuously for seven years with more than 150 different figures produced since its launch in August 2008. Along with the Classics series, MOTU Minis and Giants figures were also released in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Mattel ended production on the MOTU Classics and MattyCollector.com’s Club Grayskull series, with the production company Super7 now taking over the Masters of the Universe license.