Sagitar, AKA Tharkus is an action figure from the Mattel He-Man toyline and a character from the animated series The New Adventures of He-Man. He can turn from a centaur-like being to a four-armed humanoid.
Galloping Battle Beast from the planet Palomar, Sagitar was saved from a life of slavery in the Denebrian mines by He-Man. In return for his freedom, he carries He-Man into battle on his back and uses his palomite running knuckles for galloping or serving up super knuckle sandwiches for Mutants. Although some of the Galactic Guardians don't like his beastly manners they are glad to have this four-armed giant on their side in battle.
Mission: To use all four of his mighty arms, his shield, and his sword to help He-Man free Primus from the evil clutches of Skeletor.
Sagitar first met the Galactic Guardians in the episode Sword & Staff, when a crystal-powered Quakke was attacking a bar in Gorn City, Denebria, where they were. Sagitar was the only one able to stop Quakke.
Sagitar's archnemesis is Staghorn. They have a years-long personal rivalry. Staghorn refers to Sagitar's people as peace-loving cowards.
In the animated series, the name of his home planet is Equinos. The people of his race must return sometimes to Equinos for a ritual known as the Running of the Herd, when they gallop around the planet to restore their life sources. If they don't do it, they die. Sagitar has a girlfriend named Besquita.
- 06 Sword & Staff
- 10 The Festival of Lights
- 11 The Gift
- 21 Skeletor's Revenge (cameo) (non speaking role)
- 22 The Mind Lens (cameo) (non speaking role)
- 23 Adam's Adventure
- 24 Collision Course
- 25 Planet of Junk
- 27 Council of Clones
- 28 Cold Freeze
- 29 He-Caz
- 30 Slaves to the Machine
- 31 The Galactic Guardians
- 32 The Siege of Serus
- 34 Zone of Darkness
- 35 Once Upon a Time
- 36 A Plague Upon Primus
- 37 The Test of Time
- 40 The New Wizard in Town (mentioned only)
- 41 The Nemesis Within
- 42 He-Fan (non speaking role)
- 43 The Dream Zone
- 44 Brain Drain
- 45 You're In the Army Now
- 47 The Guns of Nordor (non speaking role)
- 48 The Bride of Slushhead
- 49 Dreadator
- 50 Mutiny on the Mothership
- 51 Rock to the Future (non speaking role)
- 52 The Running of the Herd
- 53 Balance of Power
- 55 The Taking of Levitan (cameo) (non speaking role)
- 57 The Power of the Good and the Way of the Magic (cameo) (non speaking role)
- 58 Queen's Gambit (cameo) (non speaking role)
- 59 There's Gems In Them Hills
- 60 The Call to the Games (non speaking role)
- 62 A Time To Leave (cameo) (non speaking role)
Behind the Scenes
- Sagitar was designed by David Wolfram, originally to feature a more overtly equine head and hooves.
- His name is taken from Sagittarius, the centaur-themed astrological sign in the Zodiac, but pronounced with a hard 'G', as in 'sag'. He was conceived of (and marketed in Europe) under the name Tharkus, a nod to the Tharks from John Carter. 
- Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, page 204