The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
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John Erwin ...
 He-Man / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Man-At-Arms / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Linda Gary ...
 Teela / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lou Scheimer ...
 Orko / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Erika Scheimer ...
 Arcadian women / ... (73 episodes, 1983-1985)
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In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and "honor of Greyskull," the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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By the power of Grayskull!


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Trivia

Legend has it that Mattell had originally planned to make a line of toys based on the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian (1982), but balked when the finished movie was rated R. (This was before the advent of MacFarlane toys and other action figures aimed at adults.) Instead of scrapping the line, they created He-Man. Most sources agree that, while He-Man was influenced by Conan, there was no direct connection. See more »

Goofs

Series canon establishes that Trapjaw's right arm is mechanical, yet in several episodes, it shows his left arm to be mechanical, and switches back to his right arm. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor (U.S. Version): [Repeated Line] I'll get you for this, He-Man!
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Badunkadunk (2005) See more »

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Opening and Closing Title Theme
by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Lou Scheimer (as Louis Scheimer)
Published by Warner Bros Music Corporation
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Greatest animated adventure series
3 August 1998 | by (Harrison, AR) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest animated adventure series ever made in the history of the universe. Based on a Mattel toy line originally intended to be Conan the Barbarian toys this series has every element to make a successful hero story. The animation first of all is brilliant and the production studio Filmation was the only cartoon studio in history to do all their animation entirely within the USA. This has an interesting and varied cast of characters. The aloof King Randor from whom He-Man when he is in the form of Prince Adam is always searching for approval. The strong captian of the Royal Gaurd Teela. The wise inventor and military officer Man-at-Arms. The ultimate comic relief character Orko the Trollan court jester. Then Skeletor one of the best villians of all time. Histronic, operatic, and always blaming his lackeys for the defeats he suffers by He-Man. Those lackeys are pretty good too. Beast-Man controller of all animals, Trapjaw cyborgian wizard of weapons, Triclops master of vision, Mer-Man controller of all sea-creatures, and Evil-Lyn witch of night. Watch this series and be swept off into a romantic and fantastic world that no one seems to know how to take you to anymore.


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