Stratos by Patrick Fillion

Something strange happened to me today! I actually had about 15 minutes of free time…so I thought I would put it to good use and FINALLY finish off my Stratos illustration. Seems I’ve been meaning to do that for an eternity!

Stratos has always been my favorite character from the Masters of the Universe, and I wanted to share the completed pic with all of you since we’ve talked so much about MOTU at this Blog in the past few days.

Unlike my rendition of Nightcrawler, Stratos is almost completely nude, having forgotten his feather kilt at home. This version of him is also a cross between his original look, and his revised look from the 2003 MOTU animated series. I opted for the original wings since they were a little less time consuming… I can be lazy! ;)

I titled it “Stratos – Valley of the Dragons” because Fraser commented that the background reminded him of the episode from the new series where Stratos has to get the help of dragons in order to save Castle Greyskull!

So there you have it! I hope you like my first official MOTU fan art. Have a great night, my friends! Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Hugz + Kisses
Patrick XOXO


  1. MJR Charlie says

    Wow, now I gotta ask, why didn’t they get you to do the new he-man comic series.
    Stratos looks so hot, that package is Huge!! I did like Stratos, but I’m totally flavourless me, I just can’t resist he-man in the lioncloth, or absense of, lol.

    But your version of Stratos is amazing! I’d like to know what you would have cooked up for the other MOSU.

    On the subject of eighties cartoons, who was your fav thundercat Patrick? I always loved Panthro and Tygra, more Panthro though, I’d just feel safe if he was near to me, heehee(it might be the s&m thing with him).

  2. Good morning Patrick,

    Your rendition of such a classic character is – again – supremely done and perfectly executed. I so love the pose and his attitude! Me, I was always a Zodac-fan because there were many secrets about him and he had a cool helmet.. hahaha…

    Anyways, Stratos is awesome and I can’t await Your next fan-art… maybe something out of Star Wars? Obi-Wan rubbing socks with Anakin? =D

    All the best and good night in Canada!

  3. Niiiice, Patrick! Come to think of it, Stratos as the only non-main character I actually cared for in MOTU. Well– I can’t forget Fisto. I wonder how much slash fan art is on the web featuring Fisto engaging in acts that pun his name? Google time!

  4. Good Morning Charlie, Phrog and JC! Good of you fellas to drop by! :)

    I am thrilled you guys enjoyed my illustration of Stratos. I always felt he was under-used in the original version of the cartoon and would have loved to se much more of him. Well… I guess we see much more of him on this image, huh? LOL!!!

    Charlie, I am ASHAMED to say that when I was growing up in my small Northern town, we only had, like, 2 channels! Sadly I never saw the Thundercats as a kid. Now that they are on DVD though, I fully plan to experience the series. I mean, with my love of Camili-Cat, I am sure the series will totally swallow me whole! I’ll have to let you know who my fave is when I watch it, but I will keep an eye out for the characters you mentioned!

    Phrog, you and I have very similar tastes! As it happens, ZODAC is another of my big faves…along with Merman and Prince Adam! I’ve been kicking the idea of a fan image of Z around for a while… I’ll have to try and whip one up at some point!

    JC… You will HAVE to let me know what your Google search turns up! I wouldn’t mind seeing good old Fisto put that mitt of his to good use! HA! HA! HA!

    Thank you all for your kind words, my friends.
    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  5. About. FRIGGIN. TIME! LOL

    Ever since you said you liked Stratos, I kept thinking, “He’s gotta have a sketch or something.” He was one of my brother’s favorite, long with Resident Evil and Street Fighter (you two could talk for hours!). My favorites were actually Prince Adam, King Randor (loved his toy when I was a kid), Teela (of course), He-Man (of course), Sy-Klone, and Clamp Champ from the good guys. have to go to work, but DAMN! Just…. damn!

  6. Charvolth says

    That would have been a cool variant figure (probably the only cool variant figure) Fillion Stratos with Massive Penis Power, watch as he seduces tri-klops with a vodka martini (shaken not stirred) and pounds his poor ass into submission. A reference to the fact that Stratos in the new show sounded a lot like Sean Connery.
    Cool illo, I can see why you went with the classic wings, they would have been more difficult and probably lead to a larger illustration just to get them into the whole shot. I too would like to see you do other 80’s icons sometime as well.

  7. Hello Gymtwin and Charvolth…

    Nice of you boys to drop by! :)

    Gymtwin… DAMN! Thanks so much for the compliments!!! HA! HA! HA! I’m really glad you liked my rendition of Stratos. Your list of favorites is also very cool! I may well get around to doing a few other MOTU pics at some point, and I will have to keep all of these in mind! It really does sound like your brother and I have the same fanboy tendencies! You will have to say hello for me!

    Charvolth… LOL!! Now THAT would have been a fun variant figure! Maybe he could also have had a draw string in his back that makes him talk when you pull it. Can you imagine? “Take it, big boy” or something like that in his (and you are soooo right! Fraser and I joked about this all the time) Sean Connery-esque voice! HA! HA! HA! That is a toy I would proudly have displayed in my collection! ?

    Have a great day, my friends!
    Hugz + kisses
    Patrick XOXO

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