She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 3 Episode 1

The Secret of the Sword

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  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • An early draft of the script referred to Arrow as Firehoof, then Allegro.

    • This feature film was comprised of the first 5 episodes of the series, condensed together to form a full-length movie that was released in cinemas to promote the new series.

  • Allusions