She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 1 Episode 1

Into Etheria (Part 1 of 5)

Aired Unknown Sep 09, 1985 on

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  • The Sorceress sends Adam with the Sword of Protection on a quest to find the one who was meant to wield the sword. On Etheria, Adam befriends the Great Rebellion, and He-man helps them save a village from a Horde attack.

    In comparison to the first He-man episode ("Diamond Ray of Disappearance") this episode is astronomically better. Every main character is introduced, save for She-ra, and is given ample screen time. The action is exciting and the storyline is quite solid. Adam demonstrates unusual courage in this episode, for he is usually expected either to run and become He-man or try to fight and lose. It's not markedly bad that She-ra doesn't appear in this episode. The fight between He-man and the Rebellion and the Horde makes up for that. Adora does appear toward the end of the episode. This episode introduces the story quite well. It leaves the viewers, at least those who now nothing about the show, wondering who the characters are and why there is a rebellion. There are a few irksome moments, as when Adam rides with Bow on Arrow.