He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Season 2 Episode 8

Origin Of The Sorceress

Aired Unknown Sep 26, 1984 on USA
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Episode Summary

At long last, the origin of the Sorceress is revealed, as a powerful wizard from Eternia's past threatens to return.

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  • Soceress Begins

    This one is my favorate episode of all of He-Man, and of course it was written by one of my favorate writters and people in the entertainment biz, J Michael Staczynski. He always knew how to bring a three dimention into most of his stories and this one takes the cake. The Soceress I always found a facinating character because of how much mystery surrounds her, from how much she knew and how much power she was cappable of. Most of the time though we never really got to know her that well though, because she was always sort of a deus ex machina device used to get the characters going a certain direction. This episode makes her a more soulful character as well as tells a little about Eternia's past. In a way this episode sort of works on an emotional level because you realize that the Soceress in reality was a ordinary young girl who wasn't anyone special yet had certain strong desires to motivate her to do what she had to. You realize the role that she's taken is one where there is no going back toward, she will sacrifice her whole human life and never be able to walk among humans again or be able to have the same things as them, like have friends or love. The new role she'll is of great importance and responsibility where she of course where she will protect and save many lives.

    Basically it's really about roles we play in life, the importance of them but also the cost of them. Sorceress may have lost a lot in her life, but has also gain something great in return, it's all anyone of us can ask for.moreless
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 (1)

    • This is one of the most important episodes of the series, shedding important light on Eternia's history as well as The Sorceress' past.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • He-Man: Before you go, Sorceress, I want to thank you for all that you've done. Not just today, but for all those years you patiently waited...protecting Castle Grayskull.
      Sorceress: It has been the highest honor, He-Man. And it has been, and always will be, a joy for me to call you my friend.

    • He-Man: Today we learned about the importance of taking the responsibility to care about our fellow man. If you have a friend who needs help, who's having a difficult time, do whatever you can to help them out. Because as you saw in today's episode, no matter how big the problem, one person or one living creature can make a big difference. See you next time.

    • He-Man: That's it, Morgoth! Everything has it's fracture point, and I've just reached mine!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the only He-Man episode which features a direct allusion to the She-Ra series. We see She-Ra's sword of protection as well as some early Horde Troopers and soldiers wearing Horde Bat Symbols, during the Horde War which was detailed in "The Secret of the Sword."

    • This episode features the only appearance by the toy version of Stridor in the series, although prototype versions had previously appeared in several season 1 episodes.


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