Okay, I've noticed a phenomenon here. Skeletor finds it absolutely impossible to strike a normal pose. It's like someone tipped him off that he's always on film. It doesn't make a difference if he's swearing off He-Man or treating Mer-Man like a red-headed stepchild...Skeletor's gotta do it in style.
It appears like Mer-Man, the sea-going villain who gets less camera time than Battle Cat's asshole, got a little smart with Skeletor here. That's why the skull captain felt the need to blatantly rip off Darth Vader's imaginary chokehold. The plot thickens...