Hordak drains He-Man of his energy to power up his Magna beam in order to destroy the Whispering Woods, where the Rebels live. Adora finally understands the truth about Hordak and becomes She-Ra to ...
Hordak and Skeletor kidnap Adora. After she escapes, as She-Ra, she realizes that being back on Eternia is dangerous for her family. She returns to Etheria, with He-Man, just as the Rebels get ready ...
The kidnapped daughter of Queen Marlena and King Randor of Eternia (characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe), Princess Adora grew up on Etheria. There, she lead an evil army until the day her long-lost twin brother, Prince Adam (He-Man), came to tell her who she really was. As her alter ego, She-Ra, the princess protects Etheria by fighting the forces she once worked for. Written by
According to Lou Scheimer in the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", the first suggestion for She-Ra's name was 'She-Ro', referring to He-Man's original name, 'He-Ro'. But Lou thought that name didn't sound feminine. Writer Lawrence G. DiTillio then came up with She-Ra, referring to the Egyptian word for god, "Ra". However, Ra actually means sun in the ancient Egyptian and not the word god. Ra is the name of the ancient sun god. See more »
During the opening credits, Castle Grayskull's Jaw-Bridge is missing when Adora transforms into She-Ra. This mistake is also seen in 5 part origin story that opens the series and The Secret of the Sword. It was corrected for each subsequent episode, but not for the opening title sequence. See more »
The first five episodes feature the origin of She-Ra and introduce all the main characters. Of these, the the first three chapters start with an alternate opening sequence narrated by Lou Scheimer which introduces She-Ra and the Great Rebellion, but does not disclose her secret identity, as it is not revealed until the third chapter. See more »
Yeah, ol' Lou Schiemer and Filmation did some classic stuff in the 80s.
I remember going to the theater to see 'He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword'. It was one of the few movies I actually got to go to in between my early childhood and late adolescence (I think I was grounded from the time I was 10 until I was 18).
Heh, interesting memories. The friend I'd seen the movie with was the BIG He-Man fan, I was more of a GI Joe/Transformer fan (at least as far as our respective toy collections were concerned). He was always complaining about She-Ra pulling off ridiculous feats of strength without much effort---I believe in one episode she moves a large celestial body or large building or some such with one hand, whereas in some other episode of He-Man's show it was some sort of face-twisting hernia-inducing task for He-Man to lift Castle Greyskull off its foundations. It was *so* important for us to discuss this stuff! Ah, the bliss of youth, I do miss it.
I remember the She-Ra cartoon being a little bit flashier looking than the He-Man one. It used a lot more of that orange-yellow-scintillating light-effect-thing that Filmation made use of a lot in its cartoons, usually for "magic portals" and such. And of course the music had more depth to it. Most Filmation cartoons that I can remember usually had an instrumental version of the theme song over the end credits. Of course in the case of He-Man it was just the opening theme with none of the narration. Not only did She-Ra's end credit sequence involve lyrics but DIFFERENT lyrics and evidently a different song! OK, enough of my rambling. I heard recently She-Ra had a higher budget than He-Man...I'm pretty sure the extra money went into golden-scintillating light...portal...things and the music. ;)
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