She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 1 Episode 5

The Battle for Brightmoon (Part 5 of 5)

Aired Unknown Sep 13, 1985 on
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As Princess Adora is being reunited with her parents on Eternia, Hordak and Skeletor sneak into the palace and capture her. In a double-cross, Skeletor's men throw Hordak through the dimensional gateway back to Etheria, so Skeletor can take Adora for himself. He-Man goes with Man-At-Arms and Teela to rescue Adora, but He-Man finds that Adora has already rescued herself - as She-Ra.moreless

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  • Skeletor betrays Hordak and decides to keep Adora as his own prisoner, but he is no match for She-ra. He-man and She-ra join the Great Rebellion in an attack upon the Horde at the Castle of Bright Moon.moreless

    This is a great finale to the series first five-episode storyline. More of She-ra's powers are revealed; she has the ability to communicate with animals and to heal wounds.

    A lot of story is packed into this episode. The first half takes place at Snake Mountain, where Hordak and Skeletor are holding Adora captive. Before He-man, Teela, and Man-at-Arms can arrive to rescue her, She-ra has already handled the job. Skeletor is quite perplexed, and his reaction is hilarious. The second half takes place on Etheria and features the Battle for Bright Moon. Every character is shown in action at one point or another.

    There are some wonderful dramatic moments, as when Adora says goodbye to her parents and promises to return to Eternia one day. Also, the farewell between He-man and She-ra is a classic moment. He-man actually sheds a tear! The words "Farewell, He-man, dear brother!" are a wonderful conclusion to the story.moreless
Melendy Britt

Melendy Britt

She-Ra/Princess Adora, Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, Jewelstar, Octavia

George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

Hordak, Bow, General Sundar, Sea Hawk, Red Knight, Duke Dreer, Dylamug (shared), Vultak, Tung Lashor

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Skeletor, Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms

Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing

Netossa, Spinerella, Sweet Bee

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

Kowl, Mantenna, Leech, Grizzlor, Modulok, The Horde Troopers, Spirit/Swift Wind, Multi-Bot, Orko, Snout Spout, Sorrowful the Dra

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, Madame Razz, Entrapta

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • He-Man said "Are you ready to go home, Battlecat?", but She-Ra flew away on Swiftwind before arranging for a portal to send them home. Since Adora\She-Ra are the only ones at the moment who could arrange it she stranded them in Etheria.


    • The door in Castle Grayskull which leads Adora to Etheria looks different in the episodes "Into Etheria" and "Reunions". In fact, we can see in the episode "To Save Skeletor" from the He-Man series that the same door leads to Snake Mountain.

    • Why didn't any guards spot Skeletor's ship hovering right over the Eternian palace?

    • Continuity error: In the episode version only (that is to say, not in "The Secret Of the Sword" Adora makes mention of having known Madame Razz for a long time. However, Adora only met Madame Razz for the first time in the previous episode, "Reunions."

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