He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 25

A Tale Of Two Cities

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1983 on USA
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Episode Summary

He-Man and Battle Cat rescue a young girl in the jungle from three soldiers, and she tells them she is Princess Raya of the kingdom of Abherran, and the soliders were minions of Queen Valena of Targa, Ahberran's rival kingdom. He-Man journeys back to Ahberran with Raya, hoping to somehow stop the war between the two cities, but on the way He-Man is knocked unconscious by a falling tree and taken prisoner by Valena's soldiers.

When he awakes he has lost his memory and has been imprisoned with an arena fighter called Garn, whom Queen Valena has promised freedom if he wins his next fight. He-Man is forced to fight Garn, but his main aim is to regain his memory and free the countless slaves whom Valena is forcing to fight for amusement. And will he regain his memory in time to help Raya return safely to Ahberran, and stop the war?moreless

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  • A Tale Of Two Cities

    A Tale Of Two Cities was a fun and exciting episode of He-Man and the MOTU. I enjoyed watching because the story was good and the characters were intriguing. He-Man rescues a woman whixh leads to a series of events which were entertaining. Queen Valena and Princess Raya were sweet. I liked how things played out and look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!

  • A Episode with Freash faces

    When I saw this episode I like how they had a new place on planet Eternia and I really liked the idea with everyone believing that He-man was only a legend and surprised to see him it was a good idea to show that everyone would believe He-man is real! 10 out of 10 form me
George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

Some additional voices (not credited)

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

voice of: Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Cringer/Battle Cat, Merman, Buzz-Off, Roboto, Melaktha, Yuckers and others

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

voice of: Orko, King Randor, Stratos, Trap Jaw, Tri-Clops, Man-E-Faces, Kobra Khan, Mekaneck, Fisto, Clawful, Modulok, Sy-Klone,

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

voice of: Teela, Evil-Lyn, The Sorceress, Queen Marlena, Dree Elle, Delora, Queen Elmora, Lady Valtera, Shokoti, Kittrina and ot

John Erwin

John Erwin

voice of: Prince Adam/He-Man, Beast Man, Ram Man, Whiplash, Webstor, Granamyr, Icer, Count Marzo, Squinch the Widget, Zagraz, Pr

Erika Scheimer

Erika Scheimer

Queen Marlena (in some episodes), additional voices (not always credited)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This episode is unique in that it is almost completely full of fresh faces- He-Man and Battle Cat are the only regular characters to appear in the whole episode!

    • Garn and the city of Targa, although they never appear again in the series, are mentioned in season 2's "Happy Birthday Roboto", indicating that He-Man retained his association with Targa after this episode.

    • At the start of the episode, what are Adam and Cringer doing way out in the jungle? Why would they go there in their normal forms? It would have made more sense if they had been He-Man and Battle Cat all the way through the episode, and it had begun with them returning from a mission or something.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • He-Man: I hope you enjoyed today's adventure. You know television is not the only way to be entertained by an exciting story. There is another way; it's called reading. And one of the wonderful things about books is that they allow you to choose whatever kind of adventure you like; a trip with an astronaut, an adventure with the great detective Sherlock Holmes, a comedy, anything. You can find it in a book at your school or neighborhood library. Why I'll bet there are even some good books right in your own home just waiting to be read.

    • Draga: Form Wizard power of Wizard might give Garn strength to win the fight!

    • Garn: I would not have spared you. Why...did you spare me?
      He-Man: He-Man cannot decide your fate. That is for you to decide.
      Garn: You..are..He-Man? But..I thought you were only a legend.

  • NOTES (1)


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