She-Ra: Princess of Power

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (87)

  • Bow: Well...a man of courage... Kowl: Hoo-hoo...stupidity you mean...

  • Hordak: Well, Rebel. You smashed my magna-beam and saved your worthless friends. He-Man: So I did. Pretty good, huh?

  • Adora: Oh no my brother! (Adora is taking out her sword) Adora: For the Honor of Grayskull. (Adora becomes She-Ra Princess of Power for the first time.) She-Ra: I am She-Ra!

  • Skeletor: Skeletor to King Randor! Skeletor to King Randor! Come in, you royal boob!

  • Adam: By the Power of Grayskull! Adora: For the Honor of Grayskull! I am She-Ra! Cringer: This looks like d-d-double trouble!

  • Skeletor: A female He-Man! Oh, this is the worst day of my life!

  • Hordak: I have no interest in this Blue Knight, Imp. Imp: Not! Hordak: That's what I said.

  • Bow: How would you like to be the main course at dinner tonight? Kowl: Oh ho not funny. Bow: Kowl, you have no sense of humor.

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Notes (59)

  • She-Ra's Sword of Protection was first seen in the He-Man episode "Origin Of The Sorceress".

  • The first three episodes of the series feature an introducton that does not include Adora or explain her connection to She-Ra. Furthermore, neither this episode nor the next feature the titular heroine.

  • This is the first episode of a 5-parter which sets the scene for the series. The story is continued in the next episode. These 5 episodes were later condensed together to form the feature film "The Secret of the Sword".

  • This was the first ever appearance of the show's star, She-Ra. This episode was also the only part of the 5-parter to be written by Bob Forward, rather than Larry DiTillio.

  • A new opening sequence (with Adora introducing herself to the audience) is used with this episode, now that Adora is She-Ra. The new sequence is modeled almost identically to the one used for 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'. This opening will be used for the rest of the show's run.

  • For the first time, She-Ra displays powers He-Man doesn't have: telepathy and healing.

  • After this episode Battle Cat will appear one more time in episode 35 Gateway to Trouble after that he will never been seen or even mentioned

  • This is the very first time we see He-Man cry. One tear drops down from his right eye as he is sad to see She-Ra leave Eternia.

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Trivia (188)

  • When Battlecat caught He-Man's Sword of Power in his mouth after He-Man had thrown it to disarm Adora, Battlecat was not shown holding it in his mouth in the next episode, Beast Island.

  • In the shot where He-Man throws his sword to disarm Adora, another sword, which turns out to be the Sword of Protection, is visible in his scabard. He was never shown to be carrying both swords in his scabbard before.

  • When Adam puts the Sword of Protection onto his back just before he travels through the portal to Etheria, the hilt is still sticking out. It is no longer visible in any subsequent shots of Adam.

  • In the recap from Into Etheria Adora is shown with the Sword of Protection instead of the decoy sword she had during that episode; and He-Man was shown with his Sword of Power instead of the Sword of Protection he had with him during that episode.

  • Look close: When Hordak shoots the rebel ship out of the sky, the display panel in front of him flashes. It's hard to make out, but pausing the frame proves that there are words there stating "DIE DIE".

  • Originally Adora was to say, "By the grace of Grayskull!" to transform into She-Ra.

  • Aside from being the episode to feature the first appearance of She-Ra, it also contains the first appearances of Swift Wind and Imp.

  • In the recap from Beast Island, Adora is not wearing the brown robe she wore during the episode when the Trooper shoved the boy that was taking his horse; also, Shadow Weaver's magic was different than it was during the episode when she was putting Adora to sleep. In addition, in the racap He-Man frees himself and is shown with the Sword of Power in his scabbard, but during the actual episode Kowl helped free He-Man, who did not have his Sword of Power in his scabbard.

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Allusions (9)

  • The title of this episode is taken from the old Hollies song "He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother". The episode ends with Adora quoting directly from this song.

  • Title: The Stone in the Sword The title of the episode is a play on words to the famous King Arthur tale and origin and the classic 1963 Walt Disney film, The Sword in the Stone.

  • The Doom Balloon incinerating and slowly crashing is reminiscent of the Hindenburg crash during World War II.

  • Episode Title: Play it Again, Bow This is a reference to the famous line, "Play it again, Sam." from Casablanca.

  • Hunga tells Angella that she's saved her old spot on the floor for her, referring to where she had Angella tied up way back in "Reunions".

  • Catra and Tung Lashor warn Hordak to be careful with Horde Prime's new ship, because he destroyed the last one back in "Horde Prime Takes A Holiday".

  • Granamyr's distrust of humans, as seen in the He-Man series, is not seen in this episode. Perhaps the people of Eternia betrayed him sometime in the thousand years after She-Ra was there.

  • Althought the title would suggest the film "Flowers for Algernon", the plot is more at "The Ransom of Red Chief", in which a captured boy becomes too much too handle for a pair of bumbling crooks. Of course, unlike the original Twain tale, She-Ra and company actually want Perfuma back.

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