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Quest for He-Man is the 19th episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, written by Paul Dini and directed by Steve Clark. When Skeletor erases He-Man's memory and vanishes him to an unknown dimension, the heroes of Eternia must seek help from Zodac to save their friend.

Synopsis

Tri-Klops, Trap-Jaw, Skeletor and Evil-Lyn launch an attack against the Royal Palace. He-Man gives chase in a Wind Raider and is joined by Orko. Tri-Klops jeers He-Man, then his War-Sled is destroyed by Ram-Man. Man-At-Arms points a freeze-ray at Tri-Klops and Trap-Jaw baits He-Man to find him. He-Man follows him, but it's a trap and he is caught in a force-field where he is confronted by Skeletor and Evil-Lyn. Skeletor erases He-Man's memory then banishes him from Eternia to an unknown dimension.

Orko, who saw what Skeletor did to He-Man, goes with Ram-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela and Cringer to speck with the Sorceress on the situation. The Sorceress asks Zodac for help in finding He-Man. When Zodac arrived he told everyone that Cringer, Orko and Ram-Man must be the ones to go find He-Man. Also, Zodac gave Orko his wand to find the dimension that He-Man landed on.

Meanwhile, an amnesiac He-Man wakes up in the unknown dimension that Skeletor banished him to where he was confronted by strange animals but they ran away upon seeing his Power Sword. A strange bird-headed woman, named Gleedil, appears where she mistaken He-Man for one of Plundor's minions and believed that he was hurting the strange creatures then shot his Power Sword out of his hand. However, He-Man was able to convince Gleedil that he had never seen those creatures before and that he had no clue as to where he is. When Gleedil subconsciously ask him that he is not one of Plundor's minions, He-Man told her no that he is not then explains to her that he doesn't who he is. He-Man noticed that Gleedil reminded him of the Sorceress but could't remember who she was because of his amnesia. Realizing that He-Man is telling the truth and wanting to help her new friend, Gleedil takes him to her home. Plundor is monitoring Gleedil where he see He-Man with her and see that someone like him could be great use to him.

Orko was reminded by Zodac that He-Man will not remember him when he finds him then told him to talk about home and it might help bring his memory back, before he and his companions leave for their quest. Arriving in the unknown dimension, Cringer, Orko and Ram-Man start their search for He-Man when they find his Power Sword. He-Man is brought to Gleedil's Home where she tell him her the planet's name is Trannis and she introduce herself to him. Gleedil tells He-Man, who was curious as to what happen to her planet, how beautiful Trannis was before Plundor ruin the planet with his factory and the population ran the animals out of the planet. Also, Gleedil showed He-Man the pictures of some of the animals that died out completely. Looking at one of the pictures of the animals, He-Man noticed that one of the animals reminded him of Cringer but due to his amnesia he could't remember him. When two of Plundor robots showed up to Gleedil's home, He-Man was able to defeated one of the robots, although he got confused as to how he did it so easily. However, the other robot used sleep smoke to knock out both Gleedil and He-Man then they were taken to Plundor's lair.

While looking for He-Man, Orko, Ram-Man and Cringer ran into Gleedil's pet tiger where he told them about his master and He-Man's capture. Plundor used various loud noises to wake up both He-Man and Gleedil. After regaining conciseness, He-Man and Gleedil find themselves in Plundor's lair. Plundor told his guests that he has a magical liquid which is the life force of Trannis then explains to them that he plans to use the magic liquid to make money. Orko, Ram-Man, Cringer and Gleedil's pet tiger were outside of Plunsor's lair where they were thinking of a way to get inside the fortress to rescue their friends but one of the Plundor robots appeared behind them before they had a chance to think of a plan. Plundor offered He-Man a chance to help him but he refused despite not know where he came from or what his name is but knew that what he was doing to Trannis was wrong. Before He-Man and Gleedil were thrown in the dungeon by Plundor, Orko, Ram-Man, Cringer and Gleedil's pet tiger showed up with a defeated robot which shocks Plundor of their arrival. Plundor pushes one of his button to signal his robots to come to his lair and take care of everyone.

Orko approaches He-Man then asked him if he remembers anything but he asked the wizard if he knows him. Remembering what Zodac said, Orko told He-Man that if he talk of home to him that his memory might come back but he can't remember where that is. While Ram-Man was dealing with more of Plundor's robots, Orko realizes that Castle Grayskull is the answer then has He-Man hold his Power Sword and say by the power of Greyskull. Through the power of Grayskull, He-Man was able to get his memory back. He-Man defeats Plundor and the planet is returned to normal. Gleedil has Plundor destroy his own lair as punishments for his crimes while He-Man and his friends return to Eternia.

Moral

Zodac: "In today's story, He-Man came to the aid of a planet whose natural resources were being wasted. Unfortunately, this same waste is happening now, and not on a distant planet, but right here on Earth. We must respect the plants and animals before they disappear, as some species already have. There's beauty all around us. Protect it, before it's too late. "

Heroic Warriors

Allies

Evil Warriors

Villains

Vehicles

Locations

Artifacts

Technology

Creatures

Cast

  • John Erwin as He-Man/Prince Adam, Ram Man and Plundor
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Cringer, Skeletor, and Man-At-Arms
  • Linda Gary as Teela, Evil-Lyn, The Sorceress and Gleedil
  • Lou Scheimer (credited as Erik Gunden) as Orko, Trap Jaw, Tri-Klops and Zodac

Behind the Scenes

  • The Script was loosely based on the premise "He-Man Who?" in which Desira (later renamed Evil-Lyn) wipes He-Man's mind, and only Man-At-Arms can restore his memory. Paul Dini's version was approved May 10, 1983 and final script revision dated May 13, 1983.
  • A completely different story synopsis titled 'The Quest for He Man' was presented in the Masters of the Universe series guide produced to sell the series to potential broadcasters. In this version, He-Man was lured away from Eternos to try to stop the Vulcan Mountains from erupting while Skeletor takes over the palace of Eternia and attempts to conquer Castle Grayskull.[1]
  • In the original script, Tri-Klops did not fall into a pool of mud, but was caught by He-Man in his Wind Raider, only to be dropped into a fish pond while flying nearer to the ground. Also, Skeletor used a device called an 'Eraser' that he placed on He-Man's head and then caused amnesia through the use of incantations.
  • Paul Dini's script revealed that Gleedil's pet was known as a 'Tiger-Wolf', while Plundor's droids are referred to as 'Rabbots'. He also specified that the Shminavits should speak like the Jawas from "Star Wars" and described Plundor as a fearsome looking, armor-clad villain with ears that, in silhouette, resemble horns.
  • Plundor was finally released as an action figure in the Masters of the Universe Classics line in 2013.

Continuity

Errors

  • The title card misspells He-Man's name with a lowercase letter m: 'He-man.'
  • As He-Man is plunging through space and time towards the camera, for a couple of frames the top of his left arm is missing. [2]
  • As He-Man jumps from a palace window into the Wind Raider, the backgrounds are of the city of Tahryn from "Song of Celice" rather than the city of Eternos.
  • When Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops change direction on their War-Sleds with He-Man pursuing them, Trap Jaw's mechanical arm is on the wrong side.
  • Zodac is seen sitting down in all of his scenes, except one establishing shot in Castle Grayskull where he is on his feet, but the very next time he appears in the scene he is in his chair again.
  • When Plundor tells Gleedil he's got a spot picked out for her in her dungeon, the liquid containing the planet's life-force is visible beside him, but it doesn't start bubbling until Plundor begins to talk about it a moment later.
  • When the heroes are ready to head back to Eternia Ram Man does not notice that Cringer is replaced with Battle Cat.
  • When the planet Trannis returns to it's natural, beautiful state, all the backgrounds are familiar foliage from Eternia. When the camera zooms out to reveal the entire planet, it is also clearly Eternia.

Gallery

External links

The He-Man and She-Ra Blog

References

  1. He-Man.org
  2. The He-Man and She-Ra Blog - He-Man's missing arm!
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