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Queen Marlena as she appears in Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Marlena tried to comfort her husband, King Randor when he had sleepless nights. Unfortunately, shortly after, Randor's misgivings proved to be accurate, as the mythical Orlax of Primeria appeared in the Royal Palace of Eternos. None of the Royal Guards were able to harm the creature, but it touched Randor, who immediately fell into a coma.
Some time later, Randor and Marlena were preciding over a grand ceremony that would conclude with Teela being given the title of Man-At-Arms. Before the ceremony could be completed however, Teela, her father and the entire guard were called away to defend Castle Grayskull from an attack by the forces of Skeletor. Randor ordered his son, Prince Adam to secure the door while he and Marlena showed all of their guests the way to safety. Marlena silently told her son to be careful as he closed the doors behind her.
After the battle, Teela and Duncan returned with grave news: in order to defeat Skeletor, Eternia's champion He-Man gave up his own life. Marlena knew that this meant that her son was dead, but Randor was still unaware of Adam's secret identity as He-Man. Upon learning the truth, Randor felt betrayed by Duncan, his former Man-At-Arms, stripped him of his title and banished him from Eternos on the spot. Teela, who felt equally betrayed and lied to by everyone she held dear, also decided to leave the Royal Palace.
- The fact that Marlena is aware that Adam and He-Man are one and the same was previously hinted at in the Filmation series, specifically in the episodes The Energy Beast and The Rainbow Warrior, as well as in the Star Comics published by Marvel during the mid-eighties.