Mumm-Ra's reflection

Discussion in 'ThunderCats (1985)' started by ButterflyBoy, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. ButterflyBoy

    ButterflyBoy Thunderian Legend

    Why do you folks think that Mumm-Ra's reflection was almost exclusively of his mummy form, even when he was in his ever-living form?

    I always figured it was an indication that his ever-living form (and perhaps any alternate form he took) was simply an illusion created by the ASOE and that in reality he was always nothing more than a mummy. The logic is flimsy, though, because when we take into account episodes like "The Last Day", he had grown so massive that he created detectable earth tremors. An illusion shouldn't be able to do that.
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  2. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    Maybe it was his true reflection.
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  3. mumm_ra_n_rana

    mumm_ra_n_rana Thunderian Legend

    It's actually a common thing for liches to be repulsed by their reflection. A lich is a person who basically gives up their soul for power. This usually reduces them to well.. how mumm-ra looks or the horned king from the black cauldron. Why their reflection repulses them is because it shows their true face which not only shows how they really look but also shows them well other horrible things. Usually they're so hideous from their transformation they can't bare to look at themselves.

    This the case for mumm-ra. Not that I find mumm-ra all that hideous to look at, mind you. also his mummy form is his true form and mirrors break the illusion of his more powerful form.

    Hope that helps.
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  4. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    Mumm-Ra's reflection was a deus ex machina, at least in season one.
  5. Tygra_Rules

    Tygra_Rules Thunderian Legend

    Because his mummy form was his true nature/form, the Ever-Living form was something the ASoE gave him.

    Also, think how vampires see nothing when they look at themselves in the mirror (at least in some versions), despite the form they had taken. That's because their true nature is a soulless living dead.
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  6. mumm_ra_n_rana

    mumm_ra_n_rana Thunderian Legend

    I mean it cna't be an illusion because he's aware he gets more powerful when he's in the form. In The Jade Dragon when Hachiman destroyed two of the statues (man mumm-ra must have a time rebuilding those things!) and mumm-ra changed form he was aware he was weaker.
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