He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Season 2 Episode 4

The Gamesman

Aired Unknown Sep 14, 1983 on USA
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Episode Summary

The Gamesman
A chess-playing nobleman called Lord Todd, from a far-off land, visits Palace Eternia and instantly charms and astounds the Royal Family with the wonderful gifts he provides them, and his incredible skill at chess. To repay King Randor for allowing him to visit, he offers to take Teela on a tour of his own home- the far-off Castle Star. The two of them depart together. However, things turn disturbing when Man-At-Arms is called to Grayskull by The Sorceress, who tells him that a great evil has arrived on Eternia from another dimension... and it has taken its base nowhere other than Castle Star...moreless

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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 (6)

    • Lord Todd's flaps on his cap are red when he and Teela are flying to Castle Starg, but when they are at Castle Starg, they are white again.

    • Orko: An Earth tremor here?

      Did Orko forget the adventure against the Energy Beast two episodes ago?

    • Man-at-Arms at one point in this episode pulls out a weapon that is very similar to a light saber from star wars.

    • There are robots in this episode that have been used in previous shows from season one that were used by Skeletor.

    • When Lord Todd has been defeated, The Sorceress states "Everything is returning to normal". Does this mean his magic had effects elsewhere in Eternia, other than Castle Star?

    • There is an inconsistency with the origin of Castle Star in the episode. Although the Sorceress describes the castle as "The Ancient Castle Star", suggesting it has been standing for centuries, Lord Todd later claims that he built it- but how is this possible, when he has only just arrived on Eternia?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • He-Man: Today we met Lord Todd who appeared to be a generous and good person, and Moak who looked like a monster.
      Teela: But then we found out that it was Todd who was the monster, and Moak who was kind and good.
      He-Man: You learned that real goodness comes from the inside.
      Teela: Remember not to judge people simply by the way they look. It's what they're really like inside that counts.
      He-Man/Teela: Bye for now.

    • Man-at-Arms: You broke your word! What kind of a man are you?
      Lord Todd: I...am not a man at all!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Lord Todd, the villain of the episode, is re-used from a character in an earlier episode- the sideshow owner in season 1's "The Heart of a Giant".

    • The scenery used for Lord Todd's home dimension was previously used for Skeletor's home dimension in "The Taking of Grayskull". It would be interesting to think that Lord Todd and Skeletor may be from the same place...


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A Trip to Morainia
Ep 65
The Cold Zone
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To Save The Creatures
Ep 63
The Games
Ep 62
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Capture The Comet Keeper
Ep 60
Bargin With Evil
Ep 59
The Toy Maker
Ep 58
Mistaken Identity
Ep 57
Search For A Son
Ep 56
The Magic Falls
Ep 55
Monster On The Mountain
Ep 54
Visitors From Earth
Ep 53
Orko's Return
Ep 52
Beauty And The Beast
Ep 51
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Ep 50
Time Doesn't Fly
Ep 49
Battle Of The Dragons
Ep 48
Happy Birthday Roboto
Ep 46
Double Trouble
Ep 45
The Problem With Power
Ep 44
Orko's New Friend
Ep 43
The Eternia Flower
Ep 43
Teela's Triumph
Ep 42
The Gambler