She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 3 Episode 1

The Secret of the Sword

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The Secret of the Sword
Prince Adam of Eternia, who is also He-Man, mightiest man in the universe, is sent to the mysterious world of Etheria to find the intended owner of a magic sword with a jewel in the center. Etheria is ruled by an evil tyrant called Hordak, and his minions, the Horde. When fighting the Horde, He-Man notices that the sword glows in the presence of their Force Captain, Adora. But can the sword really be intended for this girl who serves the forces of evil? The sword eventually leads to many amazing revelations... and the birth of She-Ra, Princess of Power!moreless

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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 (8)

    • Lou Scheimer admitted to "borrowing" several key elements of the "She-Ra" series from "Star Wars": the rebel army, Horde troopers, twin brother and sister that were separated as infants, ect.

    • Originally, Adora's name was Eve so together she and her brother would be Adam and Eve, but Mattel wanted an unusual name that they could copyright, so it was changed to Adora.

    • The character of Bow is based on actor Errol Flynn, who was famous for playing swashbuckling heroes in films of the 1930-40s.

    • Despite having a male voice, Spirit is referred to as being female for nearly fifty episodes, starting with this movie!

    • Originally, Adora was to say, "By the grace of Greyskull!" to transform into She-Ra!

    • The Horde cruiser is called The Annihilator.

    • In an extended version of the Laughing Swan Inn scene Adam and Bow were to throw cream pies in the Horde Troopers' faces.

    • The reason that one of the Horde Troopers is named Mang (none of the others have names at all) is because in the original script the Troopers weren't Troopers at all, instead they were a small band of villains. Somehow the name Mang made it through production despite the script change.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Hordak: You may have defeated us, but you'll never see this child again!

      Innkeeper: Welcome to the Laughing Swan, stranger. How may I be of service?
      Cringer: How about a little chow?
      Innkeeper: You're,'re animal, he, uh, speaks?
      Adam: Well, doesn't everybody?

      Adam: By the Power of Grayskull!
      (Transforms into He-Man)
      He-Man: I have the Power!

      He-Man: So, your the one I've come to find.
      Adora: Is that so?
      (He-Man gets blasted in the back by a Horde Trooper)
      Adora: You're mine now, stranger; you and this curious sword.

      (About Adam)
      Bow: A man of courage.
      Kowl: "Stupidity," you mean.

      (Re: The Rebellion)
      He-Man: You villain! What have you done to them?
      Hordak: They are merely paralyzed for a moment. Better ask what I will do to them if you do not tell me why you have come to Etheria!

      Adora: For the Honor of Grayskull!
      (Adora is transformed into She-Ra for the first time)
      She-Ra: I am She-Ra!

      Hordak: You've smashed my Magna Beam and saved your worthless friends!
      He-Man: Yeah, pretty good, huh?
      Hordak: Not good enough, Rebel. I intend to freeze you solid with freeze rays and drop you into the Valley of the Lost myself!

      Skeletor: A female He-Man! Oh, this is the worst day of my life!

      Adam: By the Power of Grayskull!
      Adora: For the Honor of Grayskull! [transforms into She-Ra]
      She-Ra: I am She-Ra!
      Cringer: This l-l-looks like d-d-double trouble!
      [Adam transforms into He-Man]
      He-Man: I have the Power!

      He-Man: Farewell, She-Ra, Princess of Power!
      She-Ra: Farewell, He-Man, dear brother!

  • NOTES (2)