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She-Ra: Princess of Power is an animated series that premiered in 1985.

Following the success of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series, between 1985 and 1986 Filmation created a spinoff series following the adventures of He-Man's long-lost twin sister and her transformation into She-Ra. The series ran for two seasons, although the second was cancelled before its run was over.

While She-Ra took part in a number of adventures, the primary focus of the show was the conflict between the Great Rebellion and the Evil Horde, as the people of Etheria attempted to drive the Horde off their world. Unlike Skeletor's forces on Eternia, the evil Horde was in a much greater position of power in Etheria, and commonly took over entire regions and enslaved Etherians.

The series premiered with the 1985 animated film The Secret of the Sword, which was later split into five episodes for syndication. The film sets up the conflict between the Horde and the Great Rebellion, as well as introducing She-Ra and establishing her relationship to Eternia and Castle Grayskull.

Most episodes consist of sci-fantasy adventures in the same mold as the Masters of the Universe. Much like the He-Man series, some of the initial details, backstories, and designs seen in the toyline differed from the animated material.

In 2018, Netflix rebooted the show into She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.


The first three episodes begins with a basic introduction narrated by a deep-voiced male, designed to conceal the twist of She-Ra being Princess Adora as well as He-Man's lost long twin sister:

Where darkness rules fights the champion of light. Where hope seems lost, there rides the Rebellion. Together, they stand ready against the dark evil warriors of the Horde and their leader, the terrible Hordak. The Rebellion, armed with hope and ancient powers against the force and intergalactic army. This is the story of one who will become leader of the great rebellion: She-Ra: Princess of Power! (echoes)

Once She-Ra is introduced in episode three (She-Ra Unchained), episode four and all further episodes begin with a basic introduction to the premise and lead character narrated by Adora (which deliberately parallels the intro of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in both visuals and dialogue):

I am Adora, He-Man's twin sister, and defender of the Crystal Castle. This is Spirit, my beloved steed. Fabulous secrets were revealed to me the day I held aloft my sword and said, "For the honor of Grayskull! I am She-Ra!" Only a few others share this secret. Among them are Light Hope, Madame Razz and Kowl. Together, we and my friends of the Great Rebellion strive to free Etheria from the evil forces of Hordak!


Episode List

Season One (1985)

Season Two (1986)

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