Skeletor's Victory is the 12th episode of The New Adventures of He-Man.
The Evil Mutants have conquered Primus. He-Man and Mara have escaped with the key to the Vasionic Resonator. The Scientists also manage to sneak out into the Wilderness to get their hands on a Anadroid for experimentation.
Primus has been taken over by the Evil Mutants and their Zep androids, so the scientists are making some tests on Gleep due to having similar systems as the androids. Gleep gets fed of the tests, and Alcon concludes they need a real Zep. The scientists (plus Gleep and U-R) sneak out of the city in very bad disguises, but Staghorn falls for them and lets them go.
Back at Primus, Hydron and Flipshot shoot some androids to recover the Starship Eternia, but their takeoff is intercepted by the arrival of the Mutant Mothership and they are captured. At Onnor, Flogg claims he will soon have Primus and suggests Master Sebrian to surrender his people, which he refuses. Then, Skeletor asks him for He-Man and Sebrian pretends to not know his whereabouts. Flogg wants to destroy the trifusium crystals that keep the shield around Primus, but sebrian warns that the crystals are unstable and the explosion would destroy half of the Tri-Solar System. Skeletor deduces they will need the key of the shield to turn it off, and it must have in He-Man's hands, so He-Man orders his troops to search for He-Man and offers a reward.
In the forest, He-Man hands the key to Mara while he goes to a nearby village where is a messenger of Sebrian. He-Man turns back into Adam to move less conspicuously in the Mutant-infested village, but BH still intercepts him, as he needs an authorization to be in open street. The Sorceress, channeled through Adam's mind, uses a mind trick to make BH leave Adam alone. Adam finds Sebrian's messenger, Drissi, who tells him about the captures of Sebrian, Hydron and Flipshot. However, they are found by a recovered BH, accompanied by some troopers. Adam and Drissi take separate ways, and Adam becomes He-Man again. After He-Man defeats the troopers and escapes, BH calls Flogg.
Skeletor and Flogg visit Sebrian at his cell, who still refuses to tell where is He-Man, but his claim about the rise of Primans "like a flock of birds" has Skeletor and Flogg deduce there is a secret fleet. While they ponder, they see a literal flock of birds near the area where He-Man was seen. Skeletor sends an android to check it, and it turns back into its basic Zep form when stands on water.
Gleep, UR and the scientists find the Zep. The scientist send Gleep to get it, but then He-Man arrives. BH, Quakke and Staghorn are in Terrorclaws and accompanied by troopers awaiting for Skeletor, until BH points Skeletor will take all the credit and they will lose the reward, so Staghorn orders to attack. He-Man tells the scientists the bad news Drissi gave him, and UR dries the Zep, which reactivates its monstrous form. He-Man faces the Zep and Alcon suggests to use a tree and his belt to make a slingshot, with Gleep as a projectile who throws mud on the Zep's eyes. When the Terrorclaws arrive, He-Man faces them and trusts the Zep's defeat to the Scientists, so they tie the Zep's feet and it falls again on the water when trying to escape jumping. He-Man destroys the Terrorclaws of Quakke and Staghorn, while BH decides to call retreat when he sees the odds are against him. He-Man congratulates the Scientists for their bravery, but they cower at just hearing the word "Mutants".
Gepple throws a sample of his "Gepple's Goo" in a machine, despite Alcon warning him that they are already working three simultaneous projects with the same power source. This causes an overload, to which Alcon addresses the audience that electric plugs can be dangerous if you don't know how to use them.
Behind the Scenes
- Crita (non speaking role)
- Hoove (non speaking role)
- Karatti (non speaking role)
- Lizorr (cameo)
- Slush Head
- Gepple's Goo (moral only)
- Don Brown as Hydron, Gepple and Quakke
- Garry Chalk as He-Man and Alcon
- Ted Cole as Slush Head, Staghorn and Gleep
- Tracy Eisner as Drissi
- Anthony Holland as Master Sebrian
- Campbell Lane as Skeletor
- Scott McNeil as Flipshot, BH and Krex
- Doug Parker as Adam of Grayskull and Meldoc
- Alvin Sanders as Flogg
- Venus Terzo as Mara and The Sorceress
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