Snake Mountain 1984 Vintage Masters of the Universe Playset
Snake Mountain playset from the vintage Masters of the Universe toy line.
Snake Mountain as it appeared in the Masters of the Universe Cartoon
Snake Mountain was Skeletor’s imposing headquarters, made of stalagmite-like peaks with an enormous stone snake wrapped around them. The snake’s open maw served as one of the few access points and as a lookout location. On one side was a landing area for vehicles below a red waterfall known as Blood Falls. The fortress was built by Skeletor with the information he obtained from the Golden Disks of Knowledge. On one occasion Skeletor introduced a giant blue snake to He-Man, implying it was the reason why he called the base Snake Mountain. Snake Mountain incorporated many mystical and technological features. A seismograph-like device could measure magical power surges over great distances, from as far away as the Royal Palace. A large screen was positioned near the ceiling inside the mountain, allowing Skeletor to project his images to anyone inside. The throne room boasted a throne made of bones and a transport beam that Skeletor used to seek out his Evil Warriors and return them immediately to Snake Mountain. At the foot of Snake Mountain was a garbage dump where everything from food scraps to broken machine parts was discarded. Deep beneath Snake Mountain were vaults where Skeletor stored treasures he had accumulated over the years. Each vault possessed a thick door with a lock. One vault contained fake copies of the Golden Disks of Knowledge.
Snake Mountain as it appeared in the Masters of the Universe Mini Comics
In the minicomics, Snake Mountain was portrayed in both the spirit of its toy design as well as its animated appearance. In some instances, Snake Mountain had a purple coloration with a demonic face leering from its stony facade. At other times, it was a dark mountain peak with a large serpent wrapped around it. It was full of terrible dangers and traps. Long ago, it served as King Hiss’s lair— until he and the Snake Men were trapped in a pool of energy deep within the catacombs beneath the mountain. In present-day Eternia, Skeletor hatched his twisted schemes from within the unholy fortress.