List of She-Ra: Princess of Power characters
This is a list of She-Ra: Princess of Power characters.
- 1 The Great Rebellion
- 2 = Queen Angella
- 3 The Evil Horde
- 3.1 Lord Hordak
- 3.2 Force Captain Catra
- 3.3 Colonel Blast
- 3.4 Cy-Chop
- 3.5 Dragstor
- 3.6 Dylamug
- 3.7 Entrapta
- 3.8 False Face
- 3.9 Grizzlor
- 3.10 Horde Prime
- 3.11 Imp
- 3.12 Inspector Darkney
- 3.13 Leech
- 3.14 Mantenna
- 3.15 Modulok
- 3.16 Multi-Bot
- 3.17 Octavia
- 3.18 Queen Scorpia
- 3.19 Shadow Weaver
- 3.20 Spyster
- 3.21 Vultak
- 4 Minor characters
- 5 References
The Great Rebellion
She-Ra is introduced in the animated movie The Secret of the Sword as Force Captain Adora, who was an agent of the Evil Horde that rules the planet Etheria. She discovers that she is the long-lost twin sister of Prince Adam of Eternia, having been stolen by the Horde's leader, Hordak, as a baby. She is granted the Sword of Protection, which parallels He-Man's Sword of Power, gaining the power to transform into She-Ra, her secret identity.
She-Ra and Princess Adora are voiced by Melendy Britt in the 1980s series.
Spirit is the horse of Adora. When she transforms into She-Ra he also transforms into Swift Wind. He has a mate named Starwind and they have a young colt. Unlike Cringer, who turns into Battle Cat (In He-man series), Spirit's size doesn't change, but he gets wings, and has a unicorn like horn.
Spirit/Swift Wind are voiced by Lou Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Bow & Arrow
Bow and his faithful steed Arrow are two of the original Rebels; they seem to share a long and very special bond. Bow often has to disguise them when leaving The Whispering Woods, to prevent the Horde from identifying them. He, like Glimmer, is a rather impetuous member of the Rebellion. He is far too eager to rush into battle with the Horde, which more often than not gets him into trouble. Bow & Arrow appear to have known Rebellion member Kowl for quite a long time. They have a friendly love/hate relationship, and they have many arguments in which Kowl arises as the winner and makes a fool of Bow. Kowl has, on many occasions, voiced his dislike of Bow's musical abilities, but Adora seems to enjoy his songs. He has also shown some ability as an illusionist. At different times he has made birds appear out of nowhere, and made himself disappear.
Bow was released in the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. This is the character's second time to be made into an action figure. He is the only male figure from the Princess of Power line up to be released.
Bow is voiced by George DiCenzo in the 1980s series.
Castaspella is a member of The Great Rebellion. As her name implies she is a sorceress and is able to wield great magic. She is the Queen of Mystacor. She is sometimes called Casta by other members of the Rebellion. Castaspella is a extremely powerful sorceress, able to control magical forces of immense strength, to include: precognitive, communicative, analytical and manipulative spells. To focus and intensify her magic, she linked her powers with her gold armbands. She is the one of the most powerful sorceresses on Etheria, along Queen Angella & Shadow Weaver. She and Shadow Weaver were once friends, and fellow pupils of the sorcerer Norwyn, when Shadow Weaver was human.
Castaspella is voiced by Melendy Britt in the 1980s series.
Flutterina is a member of The Great Rebellion. She has the power of flight due to the two wings on her back. She is like a normal Etherian woman, but with the wings of a butterfly. Before she was transformed into Flutterina by Light Hope her name was "Small One" and she was a laborer in Baron Condor's castle.
Flutterina is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Double Trouble is Glimmer’s cousin. She comes from the Kingdom of Green Glade and functions as the Chief Spy of the Rebellion. Double’s forte is disguise, and she can look like almost anyone with a little time. She is very dexterous and can squeeze herself into almost impossibly tiny spaces or climb the sheerest of walls to carry out her missions. She is not much of a fighter, though her agility makes her a good dodger. No disguise is beyond her, she can look like an aged King one moment, or a Horde Villainess the next. She can also change her voice to suit her disguise. Double can fast-talk her way out of the tightest spots and is very effective against the Horde who she adamantly hates. This stems from the fact she plays a Horde supporter in her normal guise, the better to spy on them when the time comes. She is often mistrusted by Etherians not in the know for this very reason. She was not in the TV series, only comic books and toy form (first wave).
Frosta is a valuable member of the Rebellion. She is the reigning Ice Empress of Castle Chill in the Kingdom of Snows, an area located at the northernmost pole of Etheria. This area of Etheria has only been attacked on one occasion by the Horde, possibly because of the extreme temperature there. Most of Frosta's people hold a great hatred for the Selkies, a race of seal-like humanoids who live in Galacia, near her own homeland who once warred against them. Frosta, however, does not share her people's mistrust of them. When the Horde arrived, these two races called a truce to their feud to unite against them. Frosta is able to lower her external and internal body temperature without harm to herself, thereby radiating immense cold from her body, most often as energy-like beams from her hands. Frosta is able to reach -105 degrees Fahrenheit within a few seconds, and is immune to sub-zero temperatures around her. In addition, she can freeze any moisture in the air around her into unusually-hard ice, and thereby form simple objects such as slides, ladders, and shields. She can also freeze objects to the degree that they will shatter when touched or simply localize a small area with snow. She also develops a crush on He-Man, who seems sometimes embarrassed due to her flirtatious behaviour.
Frosta is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
|Masters of the Universe character|
|First appearance||The Secret of the Sword|
|Portrayed by||Linda Gary|
|Aliases||Glimmer of the Royal House of Brightmoon|
|Occupation||Leader of the Great Rebellion|
Glimmer, Princess of Bright Moon, is the daughter of Angella and Micah. Originally she is the leader of the Rebellion but relinquishes her title to Adora. Glimmer comes from a happy family, but her childhood is tinged with sadness. After the Horde arrived on Etheria, her father left to fight them, and was never seen again. Later, when her mother is in battle with the Horde, she too disappears. For many years Glimmer fears she will never see her parents again. One day, a spy discovers that Angella is being held prisoner by Hunga, leader of the Harpies. By this point, Glimmer had established the Rebellion, but gives up her title to Adora, when her mother is rescued by He-Man and She-Ra. Glimmer can manipulate light, allowing her to emit pulses or strobes to blind or disorient others, fire laser-like cutting beams or "solid-photon" concussive-force beams, illuminate large areas with radiant light, create explosive-plasma fireworks, and refract light to make herself (or other objects) invisible. In close proximity to her mother, she has the power to fly unaided. She has also demonstrated limited magical abilities, such as a holding spell, as well as short-range teleportation. While she is not quite as powerful as her mother, Glimmer is nonetheless one of the Rebellion's most powerful members.
Glimmer is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
Kowl is a flying Etherian creature and resembles a cross between a koala and an owl. Kowl's species is never named in the series. His species possess the ability to fly using their giant wing-like ears, and to read the minds of other members of their species if they have some feathers of the other. This ability allows the Evil Horde to almost capture their enemies. Although Kowl lacks in courage, this does not stop him from trying to help his friends when they are in need. Kowl seems to have developed a strong attachment to fellow Rebel Bow. Their love/hate relationship suggests they have known each other for quite some time, often implying that they didn't like each other, when it could be seen that they had a great friendship. Kowl also had a one-time rivalry with Imp. So much so that in one episode Imp attempts to set up Kowl as a Horde spy, by planting Horde coins in his bed. Some of The Rebellion think Kowl may be a traitor, but Adora firmly believes he is innocent. Later on in the episode, it is revealed that Imp was the one responsible for the coins and that Kowl is innocent. The Rebels apologize to Kowl for not trusting him and he is accepted back into the fold. It should also be noted that Kowl is one of three people on Etheria that knows that Adora is She-Ra and has been to The Crystal Castle to see Light Hope. Kowl is voiced by Lou Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Light Hope is a magical entity composed entirely of light. He is the guardian of The Crystal Castle, and acts as a mentor and advisor to She-Ra in her battle against Hordak and the Horde. Light Hope is the Etherian version of the Sorceress.
Light Hope is voiced by Lou Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Loo-Kee is a small Etherian creature who resembles a chipmunk. He belongs to a race of beings known as the Kon-Seals. Loo-Kee follows She-Ra and the other members of The Rebellion, while hidden behind trees, bushes and other objects. At the end of almost every episode, Loo-Kee emerges and asks the viewer if they had seen where he had been hiding. He then reveals to the viewer where he had been hiding, and then relates the moral of the story. Other than this, the character makes only two "full" appearances throughout the entire series. In "Loo-Kee Lends a Hand", Light Hope reveals to Loo-Kee the true identities of Prince Adam and Adora as He-Man and She-Ra. The other episode is "Loo-Kee's Sweety". His father, Paa-Pee, is leader of the Kon-Seals. His girlfriend is Laa-See. The Kon-Seals are seen bringing fruit to prisoners of the Horde.
Loo-Kee is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Madame Razz and Broom
Madame Razz is a witch who lives in The Whispering Woods among the other Twigets. She uses her abilities to help The Great Rebellion in their fight against Hordak and the Evil Horde. Being a witch, she has spellcasting abilities, and is able to brew potions in her cauldron. With the aid of Broom, she can fly. Madame Razz is very absent-minded, and frequently mispronounces spells or forgets them completely, due to her advanced age. However, they usually have a tendency to work out for the best regardless. She is the equivalent of Orko in the He-Man series, both as comic relief and for occasional periods of wisdom. Also, most of their faces are usually covered by their hats. Madame Razz is one of three people on Etheria that knows Adora is She-Ra; she also tells the tale of how She-Ra met Light Hope, the gatekeeper of The Crystal Castle. Although they share her secret, neither one has ever interacted throughout the series run.
Madame Razz is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
Mermista is the Princess of Salineas, an underwater city on Etheria. Her father King Mercier believes it best to leave The Horde alone, in the hope that they will respect his decision and leave him and his people in peace. Mermista knows that The Horde will stop at nothing to conquer all of Etheria and she is the only member of the people of Salineas who supports the Rebellion. Mermista can transform from her mermaid form to a human one. She possesses psionic control of the element of water and telepathy with sea creatures. In the English-language version of the show, she speaks with a French accent.
Mermista is voiced by Melendy Britt in the 1980s series.
Netossa is different from the rest of The Rebellion as her ability appears to have no magical or mystical source. Her skill is shown to be the product of her own hard work and practice. She can skillfully throw nets that she keeps on her back. She is so accurate in her aim that she is able to capture a Horde Trooper by casting a net through the bars of her cell door. Netossa has the features of an African-American woman and may be the only human character on the cartoon who is nonwhite. 
Netossa is voiced by Diane Pershing in the 1980s series.
Peekablue is a member of The Great Rebellion. She possesses blue peacock feathers which give her the ability of enhanced sight, with them she is able to see into the far reaches of the universe.
Peekablue is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Perfuma is a ditzy blonde member of the Rebellion. Unlike the other members of the Rebellion, she does not appear to be afraid of Hordak and the other Hordesmen. On one occasion she is captured by Hordak and imprisoned in a dungeon in the Fright Zone. While prisoner in the Fright Zone, Perfuma decides that it can benefit from a bit of sprucing up. So she escapes and makes her way around the Fright Zone, decorating it with flowers wherever she goes. Hordak is so incensed by this that he begs She-Ra to take her back into the Rebellion. Being an ecomancer, she has total control over plants, allowing her to create vines, trees and vast fields of flora at will without the need of sunlight to maintain her plants. Her powers also have been shown to nullify/transform dark energy and fire into cascades of flowers; probably the reason she doesn't fear Hordak.
Perfuma is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
= Queen Angella
Angella, the Queen of Bright Moon, possesses a pair of wings which allow her to fly. Her daughter is Glimmer, Princess of Bright Moon. She possesses vast mystical powers, which are linked to Brightmoon's Moonstone gem—itself powered by the light of Etheria's 3 moons. During an eclipse, her powers are drastically weakened. At full strength, she alone has proven more than a match for the horde itself. Her powers are similar to Glimmer's in that they're primarily based on photonic energy, however at a significantly stronger magnitude than Glimmer's. Also, in contrast to Glimmer, Angella also has the ability to open magical-gateway portals to other dimensions. She also has various spell-casting abilities, of strength sufficient to counteract those of Shadow Weaver, as seen in the episode The Crystal Castle.
Queen Angella is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
|Masters of the Universe character|
|Portrayed by||George DiCenzo|
|Family||Captain Falcon (father)|
Sea Hawk is a pirate. He possesses no magical abilities, his skills are the product of hard work. His skills were developed due to the influence of his father, The Falcon. Twenty years before Sea Hawk joined The Rebellion, The Falcon disappeared without a trace. Although his father had instilled him with good morals, Sea Hawk spent many years as a pirate, plundering the seas of Etheria. Later he aids The Horde by delivering supplies. He later reveals that he only helped The Horde for the sum of money they paid him. Underneath all of this, it is established that Sea Hawk is a good man. When he meets Princess Adora, shortly after her own defection from The Horde, she shows him that what he is doing is wrong and he joins The Rebellion in their fight against The Horde. He usually wields a laser rapier in combat, but he later gains much more powerful weapons from his father, the Falcon. Among these are an Impact Ring, that enhances his physical blows a hundredfold and projects a protective energy shield in the form of a falcon; Seven League Boots that enable him to leap over great distances and a Photon Cutlass, which can stun when its blade glows blue and can cut through any substance when it glows red. Sea Hawk also develops a crush on Princess Adora, revealing that he likes to spend the time with her, and She-Ra is just a fighting partner to him. This leads Sea Hawk and Adora to start a relationship in which they kissed each other at least two times in the franchise.
Sea Hawk is voiced by George DiCenzo in the 1980s series.
Spinnerella only makes one appearance in the series, and is shown to be a naive person. She is fooled by Hordak into thinking her friend Netossa has been captured by The Rebellion, when it is really The Horde who are responsible. When Spinnerella is told that her friend has been captured by The Rebellion, she aids The Horde in gaining entry into The Whispering Woods by using her own ability to disable the trees' power. Although the Woods have been shown to keep out the villains, it is possible that Spinnerella is able to enter with The Horde as she is concerned for her friend. In her single episode, she is shown to be one of the most powerful members of The Rebellion. It is established that she and Netossa live in an area of Etheria, which is not controlled by The Horde. When she realises that she has been duped by Hordak, she turns her power against him.
Spinnerella is voiced by Diane Pershing in the 1980s series.
|Masters of the Universe character|
|Portrayed by||Lou Scheimer|
Snout Spout is a fictional character in the popular Masters of the Universe franchise. He is a cyborg with a human body and a metal elephant head. He serves the Heroic Warriors as a firefighter, his main power being to spray jets of water, stored in a special pack on his back, from his trunk, which he refills periodically from rivers and lakes.
Snout Spout was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1986. By the time his action figure was released, the accompanying cartoon series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe had been cancelled to make way for its spin-off series, She-Ra: Princess of Power. Therefore, Snout Spout makes his cartoon appearances in She-Ra rather than He-Man.
Appearing in 3 episodes: "Small Problems", "Out of the Cocoon" and "Day of the Flowers", Snout Spout's roles are little more than cameoes and he receives no real character development. Several continuity discrepancies also surround his character, as in his first episode he is referred to as "Hose Nose", this being Mattel's working name for the character, yet "Day of the Flowers" refers to him as Snout Spout with no explanation for the name change. His first two appearances also seem to indicate he lives on Etheria, yet the latter episode ties him in with Mattel's continuity by depicting him as He-Man's friend, visiting from Eternia. He also made a cameo in the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special, shown extending his snout to place the star on the tree.
Snout Spout is never shown in the 200X cartoon series but Eternian firemen are shown in the accompanying comic series dressed like Snout Spout, the line was canceled before his figure could be released. In 2004, a mini statue of the character was produced by NECA.
Although the cartoon offers no kind of consistency to Snout Spout's character, other media producing Masters of the Universe stories throughout the 1980s give the character more exposure, as well as a background story. A Mattel promotional card states that he was formerly an Etherian peasant who was captured by Hordak and subjected to fiendish experiments which turned him into the elephantine cyborg he is today. Although initially intended to serve The Evil Horde, he managed to throw off Hordak's brainwashing attempt and escape to Eternia, where he joined He-Man and the Heroic Warriors.
This backstory was adopted by the UK comic series published by London Editions, which introduces Snout Spout in a story entitled "The Unknown Warrior", in which he makes his way from Etheria to Eternia wearing a mask, refusing to remove his mask or reveal his identity until he has proved himself a worthy hero. He is presented in the comic series as insecure and paranoid about his appearance, yet never overly self-pitiful and determined to fight on against the Horde until he finds some way of returning to his human form.
In the Star Comics series, he only had one major appearance, in issue #4, Snakes Alive. Here, he was shown as being in a constant, not-so-friendly rivalry with Rio Blast, with both characters constantly trying to belittle and outdo each other.
Sweet Bee is a member of a race of intergalactic Bee People. Her people fled from the homeworld when it was destroyed when their sun exploded. Her people came to Etheria to find a new home. All of her people possess bee-like wings on the backs which give them the ability to fly. Sweet Bee is sent by The Hive to scout for a new planet to colonise. It is her job to find out if the planet has a good source of water and also if the people of the planet are peaceful in nature. While scouting the planet, her spaceship is captured by Hordak, and he tries to use her people to do his bidding. He-Man and She-Ra free the Bee People from Hordak, but they later come under threat from Skeletor. It is at this time that Sweet Bee decides to join the Rebellion to fight for their freedom.
Sweet Bee is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
The Evil Horde
Hordak is Skeletor's old master, and an Evil Horde emperor who reigns in terror over most of the planet Etheria. He could re-arrange the different parts of his body into all manner of weapons and devices, making him one of the most formidable foes in the cartoon. Unlike his former pupil Skeletor, Hordak prefers to place his reliance on Science and Technology, rather than magic. He suffered no fools and expected the highest standards of excellence from his minions, rewarding them when they succeeded and punishing them severely when they failed.
Hordak is voiced by George DiCenzo in the 1980s series and by Colin Murdock in the 2002 series.
Force Captain Catra
|Masters of the Universe character|
|First appearance||The Secret of the Sword|
|Portrayed by||Melendy Britt|
|Aliases||C’yra of D’riluth III|
Catra is a fictional character in the toyline, and animated television series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, which is part of the Masters of the Universe franchise. In the animated series, Catra is the Force-Captain of Hordak's Evil Horde, a position previously held by Adora, before she defected. Catra displays minor sorcery abilities. She possesses a magical mask, which when slid over her face gives the ability to transform into a purple panther. She has also shown telepathic control over all cats. In the toyline, she is the principal villain.
In Filmation's She-Ra: Princess of Power cartoon series, Hordak is the leader of the Evil Horde, with Catra as of one of his minions. However, when the Princess of Power toyline was released, Mattel decided to make the male Evil Horde characters part of the Masters of the Universe toyline, and therefore Catra became She-Ra's nemesis in the Princess of Power toyline instead.
When a race called the Magicats were taken prisoner, their Queen set out to find them. The Queen however was also captured and imprisoned by Hordak. Without the magical mask, which bestowed on her the title of Queen, she was powerless to escape. Hordak had taken the mask from her and had given it to Catra, from which she gained her feline qualities, and the ability to transform into a large panther. To transform into her feline state, Catra slides the mask from her forehead over her eyes. In her cat form, she retains the ability to speak and possesses greater strength than her human form.
When Adora is reconciled with her twin brother Adam, she leaves The Horde and is replaced by Catra as the Force-Captain. Several times, while serving Hordak, Catra strikes out on her own, showing that she does not need Hordak. This is quite evident when Catra betrays Hordak to Skeletor, in an attempt to overthrow him. Even though there are a few other female villains in The Horde, Catra does not get on that well with any of them, only working with them as a last resort. She appears to have a particularly intense rivalry with fellow female villain Scorpia. Catra, along with the other Horde members, holds an intense hatred for Imp.
Powers and abilities
With the magical mask, Catra is able to transform into a panther with light purple fur. One of the most overlooked details about Catra is that she also possesses the power of teleportation. She only demonstrates this ability on one occasion and it is uncertain where this power originates, although it is assumed that it is another power bestowed by her magical mask. However, the Magicat elder, Tao states that the Queen kept virtually all of the mask's powers secret, so this is unlikely. However, Tao does reveal one of the powers to Catra called Freezefire, that generates an energy beam that can encase its target in ice. Catra has subsequently lost any knowledge of this power. Additionally, the Magicat Percival, states that once the mask has been used for evil, it can no longer be used for good.
Catra is also the owner of a pink lion named Clawdeen. Clawdeen only appears once during the series' run, and in that episode she scares the rebels into the Cage-Mines so The Horde can capture them. Bow traps her in one of the Cage-Mines and she is never seen again.
In the Ladybird books, Clawdeen is female (despite looking like a male lion in the animated series) and only referred to as a giant cat. Nonetheless she can talk and is Catra's mode of transport. She also appears in the mini-comic "A Born Champion," but has a minor role.
Catra appears in the Robot Chicken episode "Slaughterhouse on the Prairie" voiced by Eden Espinosa. She accompanies Scorpia and Entrapta into attacking Castle Brightmoon only to be impaled on Scorpia's tail by She-Ra.Comic Book Resources listed the character as He-Man: Eternia’s 15 Mightiest Villains.
Colonel Blast is a Horde commander with electro-energy weapons built into his armor. He appears to be quite muscular and strong, but in reality, he is a rather scrawny and unimpressive man underneath the armor. He was based on the prototype for Rio Blast, a heroic character.
Cy-Chop is a cyborg bounty hunter for the Evil Horde. He has giant scissors for hands, blue furry limbs, and a transparent torso. He was created for the 30th Anniversary of the Masters of the Universe toyline by Mattel's Terry Higuchi.
Dragstor is a cyborg who is part man, part vehicle. He has rocket thrusters on his back & a tyred wheel built into his chest, which he uses to race across the ground at super-speed. He was never featured in the He-Man cartoon (nor even the She-Ra cartoon) because he was one of the penultimate series toys to be released. In the comics, he was originally an ordinary athlete who (along with his best friend) was kidnapped and transformed by Hordak. His friend became the Heroic Warrior Extendar, who has vowed to free Dragstor from the Horde's mind control.
Dylamug is a large, super-advanced evil robot who is occasionally placed in charge of Hordak's troopers. He was based on concept art for a Mattel action figure called Dial-A-Feature, which would have had a similar gimmick as Man-E-Faces, but with the face divided horizontally into sections, allowing his eyes, nose, and mouth dials to be rotated individually.
Dylamug is voiced by George DiCenzo in the 1980s series.
Entrapta is the Evil Horde's villainous technician. She appears to be a close sidekick of Catra. Entrapta is a skilled inventor, and is credited with designing advanced equipment for The Horde to employ in their battle against The Great Rebellion. Her speciality is devising different traps for members of The Rebellion. One invention created by Entrapta is the Trapper Tank.
She has two long braids of hair which she can use to entangle her opponents. Apparently, she has the power to control the movement of her hair at will.
Entrapta is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
False Face is a member of The Evil Horde who only appears once throughout the series' run. In this episode, it is established that his power is to mimic the appearance of anyone he wishes. It is never clarified whether he could mimic another's powers as well as their appearance. In the episode, he is shown taking the form of Prince Highcliff, who had been visiting Bright Moon. Once in the form of the Prince, Hordak tells him that he will go to Bright Moon and spy on the Rebels, in order to find a weak spot in their ranks. The Horde can then use this achilles' heel and defeat The Great Rebellion. False Face uses his disguise to enter Bright Moon, and kidnaps Glimmer and steals the Moonstone, which powers Bright Moon. Back in the Fright Zone, False Face is thwarted by the real Prince, and Glimmer retrieves the Moonstone. They rush back to Castle Bright Moon hopefully before The Horde can attack and overpower the people.
|Masters of the Universe character|
|Portrayed by||Lou Scheimer|
A member of the Evil Horde, Grizzlor is a hairy man-beast creature from the wild, covered in thick brown fur and sharp claws, who attacks his opponents with the power of brute strength. He Most story media have portrayed him as a mindless brute with little in the way of intelligence.
Grizzlor is introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985 among the first wave of Evil Horde figures. His figure was packaged with the mini-comic "Grizzlor: The Legend Comes Alive!" which portrays him as a kind of urban legend among the Eternians, a product of apparent "tall tales" about a wild man-beast which roams the night stalking its prey. After Buzz-Off disturbs his Heroic comrades with tales of the creature, it later transpires that Grizzlor is a real creature and has been hired by Hordak to fight against He-Man and the Heroic Warriors. Grizzlor is portrayed as a mindless, savage killing machine, who is defeated by being shown his own reflection in a mirror; he apparently fears nothing but the sight of his own gruesome visage.
Grizzlor also appears in several of the Masters of the Universe comic series. A notable one of these are the UK comics published by London Editions, which portray him as one of the least intelligent of all the evil characters. In this series he is frequently used for comic relief and has a childlike mentality, implying he is not actually evil and has merely been misled by Hordak into helping with his schemes. An origin story in a later issue explains that he comes from the jungle world of Jungulia "on the outer edge of the spiral arm of the N24 galaxy" and is a member of a race of man-beast creatures. Although his race was peaceful, by the age of 428 he had developed a savage anger that shocked his family, and stumbled across a range of powerful weapons in a cave. His youthful nature led him to see them as toys, and play with them as such. When detected with the weapons by Horde Prime's sata-spies, they mistook him for an evil warrior and reported him to Hordak, who beamed him on board his ship, erasing all memories of Jungulia from his mind so he would willingly serve him. At first, upon seeing the advanced weapons, Hordak mistakenly believed Grizzlor must possess an incredible mental genius, but subsequently Grizzlor proved to have no remote intelligence, rendering Hordak confused as to why Horde Prime wanted him in the Horde.
She-Ra cartoon series
Grizzlor appears in animated form in the cartoon series She-Ra: Princess of Power, in which the Horde are the main villains. The cartoon series plays down his savagery, presumably to make his character more suitable for a children's audience. At times it even seems as though he may be more human than animal, particularly in the early episode "Beast Island" in which he is competent enough to operate a computer console and command a series of Destructotanks. However, he is far from intelligent and is usually portrayed as a generic bumbling villain, constantly fouling up Hordak's schemes. Although he appears frequently in the cartoon he has no spotlight roles and is mostly consigned to background appearances.
Grizzlor also features in animated form in the updated Masters of the Universe cartoon series, produced in 2002 by Mike Young Productions, to promote the relaunched toy line. Mattel had intended to release the Horde characters among the next wave of villains, and they were intended to fill the role of main opposition to He-Man in the show's third season. The second-season episode "The Power of Grayskull" features the Horde in a flashback sequence, as an evil force from Ancient Eternia. Grizzlor was seen amongst Hordak, Leech, and Mantenna in a non-speaking role, and was imprisoned by King Grayskull in the dimension of Despondos together with Hordak and the rest of the Horde. However, since the toy line and cartoon were cancelled shortly afterwards, the third season was never made. Despite the cancellation of the line, a Grizzlor mini statue figure has been sculpted and issued by toy sculptors the Four Horsemen.
Grizzlor appears in the Robot Chicken episode "1987", voiced by Seth MacFarlane. He alongside Beast Man try to prevent Mo-Larr from reaching Skeletor, only for the Eternian Dentist to use a drill on Grizzlor's eye. Tom Root voices Grizzlor in the episode "Slaughterhouse on the Prairie" where he accompanies Mantenna into attacking the Whispering Woods and slaughtering the Twiggets only for She-Ra to stop them and Grizzlor ends up stuck underneath She-Ra's foot.
Grizzlor was No.6 in 10 Weird Masters Of The Universe Action Figures From The 1980s.
The supreme ruler of the galaxy, Horde Prime was created by Filmation for the She-Ra cartoon but has since crossed over to Masters of the Universe as well.
She-Ra cartoon series
Horde Prime is the ruler of the intergalactic Evil Horde. He is only seen surrounded by smoke. His full true form has never been seen, though the episode For Want of a Horse confirms that he has two heads. A metallic arm comes out of the cloud of smoke when he is outraged or angered. Horde Prime has a son named Prince Zed who calls Hordak his uncle, indicating that Horde Prime and Hordak may be brothers.
Horde Prime is voiced in the series by Lou Scheimer.
UK MOTU Comics (1986–91)
In the Masters of the Universe comics published in the United Kingdom by London Edition Magazines, Horde Prime appears as a regular sized bearded humanoid with antenna which protrude though his helmet.
A Horde Prime action figure was finally released in 2012 for the MOTU Classics toyline, sculpted by the Four Horsemen. It includes two interchangeable heads, one based on his UK comics design, and the other resembles his brother Hordak. The latter head also includes a helmet to represent his Filmation look.
Imp is a shapeshifting spy who helps out Hordak. Imp more often than not tries to stay on the right side of Hordak to avoid incurring his wrath. He points out to Hordak when other members of the Evil Horde fail in their different missions, and encourages Hordak to vent his anger on them. Because of this nature Imp is hated by most other members of The Horde. It is not just The Horde who have a dislike for Imp, but also members of The Great Rebellion. In one episode Imp attempts to set up Kowl as a Horde spy, by planting Horde coins in his bed. Some of The Rebellion think Kowl may be a traitor, but Adora believes he is innocent. Later on in the episode it is revealed that Imp was the one responsible for the coins and that Kowl is innocent. The Rebels apologize to Kowl for not trusting him. Imp's main task is due to his shape-shifting abilities. He is tasked to spy on members of The Rebellion, and report back to Hordak, which has been shown on several occasions, such as informing Hordak of the Red Knight, and the birth of Swift Wind's baby on Unicorn Island. It seems that without Hordak, Imp has little influences within The Horde, being more like a lapdog. Imp is actually rather distinctive amongst the Horde, as he is one of their few members with the ability to fly.
Imp is voiced by Erika Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Inspector Darkney is the Horde Inspector that works for Horde Prime.
Inspector Darkney is voiced by Lou Scheimer.
A member of the Evil Horde, Leech is an amphibian-like creature of a large and bulky build with green skin and suction pads on his hands, feet and mouth. It is these suction pads that provide him with his main power: to suck and drain the life-force from his opponent, rendering them helpless against him. In the cartoon, he did not have the "extra mouth" that the figure had. Instead, he used his suction cups to drain his enemies' life force.
Leech is voiced by Lou Scheimer in the 1980s series.
Mantenna is a member of the Evil Horde. He is a creature with four legs and pop-out antenna eyes. He can fire energy beams of different varieties from his eyes, such as stun beams, gravity distortion beams, and freeze rays. Mantenna is a nervous stuttering imbecile mainly used for comic relief, with a running gag that Hordak frequently sends him down a trap door in front of his throne for any number of reasons. Although, once or twice Mantenna actually turns the tables on Hordak and sends him plummeting down his own trap. The cartoon design gave Mantenna yellow eyes, whereas the toy has blood-shot white eyes, and looks considerably more fearsome than the Filmation version.
Mantenna is voiced by Lou Scheimer in the 1980s series.
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|Portrayed by||Lou Scheimer|
|Aliases||Galen Nycoff/Galen Nycroft|
Packaged as the 'evil beast of a thousand bodies', upon his release Modulok was unique in form among the action figures. He is made up of 22 different pieces which can be locked together to form different shapes, in a Lego-like fashion. The character was conceived as a multi-bodied monster who can reform himself into thousands of different shapes to confuse his enemies. Among the fan community he is generally recognized as being a scientist, given that he is portrayed as such in the line's accompanying cartoon series. He is a member of the Evil Horde, though in some cartoon appearances is seen to work for himself. He is also known for creating Multi-Bot. He is one of the few Horde figures to not wear a Horde bat emblem.
Modulok was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985, a little after the first wave of Evil Horde figures. His figure was an instant hit with buyers due to its unique nature. The figure came packaged in a cardboard case, its 22 pieces encased in a plastic bag within. These pieces include two heads and numerous arms, legs, a torso and tails which can lock together in seemingly endless ways. Some of the body parts are more human-like while others have claws and are more monstrous in appearance. There are even enough pieces to form two separate monsters.
The toy came packaged with the mini-comic "The Treachery of Modulok" which showcases the character and his abilities. He is introduced as a former slave of Skeletor who escape Skeletor's clutches and offers his services to the Evil Horde, knowing of Hordak's personal hatred of Skeletor. Together with Hordak, he proceeds to concoct a scheme involving his body parts being sent, one by one, to the Royal Palace of Eternia in separate cardboard boxes, labelled as presents to the members of the Heroic Warriors. Confused by the numerous body parts being delivered to the palace, Man-At-Arms suspects the forces of evil may be behind it and sends Prince Adam and Teela to Castle Grayskull with the body parts to ask The Sorceress about the creature. As they speak to The Sorceress, she informs them of the identity of Modulok, Modulok reforms himself and uses his shape-changing abilities to steal a forbidden weapon from the Castle. A battle then ensues involving a clash between He-Man, Skeletor and Hordak, in which Modulok showcases his shape-changing abilities, including his ability to split into two separate beings.
A later appearance in the mini-comic "The Menace of Multi-Bot" showcases Modulok as a scientist, tying in with his role in the cartoon series.
Modulok in the He-Man series
Shortly after his figure was released, Modulok appears on the toy line's accompanying cartoon series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Filmation. Although the Evil Horde are used as the main villains in the spin-off series She-Ra, rather than He-Man, Modulok is given the unique honor of making his debut on He-Man instead. He is introduced late in the show's second season.
Several adjustments were made to Modulok's character by Filmation's writers and animators. Given Filmation's limited budget, Modulok would be a serious challenge for them to animate, given that his constant shape-changing would require the production of an exorbitant number of cel sheets for the character and therefore prove extremely costly. The decision was made, therefore, to simplify Modulok's design and give him one single shape to be used throughout the series. Although initially described in the scripts as appearing two-headed and multi-bodied like the toy, he appears in the cartoon with only one shape, his body appearing to be an organic whole rather than separate pieces locked together. He is also given only one head even though all of Mattel's promotional material depicts him with two (although his second head can briefly been seen in one episode). Possibly this may have been done to avoid confusion with Two-Bad, another two-headed character who debuted in the toy line and series at the same time. Another reason may have been for the purpose of making the character's design symmetrical, so that cel sheets could be flipped over without altering the character's appearance, used to cut both animation costs and production time.
Introduced in the episode "Mistaken Identity", Modulok's character is also adjusted from Mattel's concept. His personality in the mini-comics is that of a rather generic villain, so Filmation expanded his character by making him a mad scientist hell-bent on proving his scientific genius. His debut episode was scripted by J. Michael Straczynski, who liked the character and went on to write most of his major episodes. A hardcore Star Trek fan, Straczynski based the character's personality loosely around Mr. Spock, feeling Modulok's pointy ears gave him a slight resemblance to the character. "Mistaken Identity" showcases him as the main villain. He begins as a deranged human scientist called Galen Nycroft, imprisoned in the Royal dungeons for attempting to use his science to control all of Eternia with a mind ray. Appearing human other than his deformed, enlarged eye which resembles that of Modulok, Nycroft is unfazed by the prison guards' mockery of him and vows to escape and prove himself.
He summons a bat-like aid to his side with a component needed to teleport his final invention to the prison cell. Teleporting the large machine to the cell, he steps inside, and an explosion comes from within. He steps out in the mutated form of Modulok, and uses his greatly bolstered strength to break free from the prison cell. He contacts Skeletor and offers him his services, but Skeletor rejects him describing him as a "wimp scientist" and vows to only accept Modulok into his evil crew once he has proven himself. Modulok sets out to prove himself by capturing He-Man. He fails in his scheme, as he is deceived into capturing a teenage boy who is trying to impress his girlfriend by pretending to be He-Man's secret identity.
He makes his second appearance in the episode "Happy Birthday Roboto", written by Larry DiTillio, which presents him as a solo villain, and also states that he is the sworn enemy of Man-At-Arms even though no other episodes touch upon a rivalry between the two. Cast in the role of main villain once more, this episode features Modulok capturing the heroic character Roboto and reprogramming him, then reviving him to carry out his own evil deeds. He proceeds to attempt a Frankenstein-like experiment on Man-At-Arms, intending to transfer his brain power into his second head so that he can possess Man-At-Arms' scientific knowledge for himself. This episode ties the cartoon version of Modulok in with the toy by alluding to his shape-changing powers and showing his extra head, although to save animation costs he did not put it on. The second head also seems to be cybernetic rather than organic as conceived by Mattel.
A third appearance on the He-Man series, in the episode "Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere" shows Modulok in the background among Skeletor's minions, indicating that he had somehow managed to gain acceptance into Skeletor's forces. Given that this is merely a non-speaking background appearance it is not explained how or when his services had been accepted by Skeletor.
Modulok in the She-Ra series
Halfway through the first season of Filmation's spin-off series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Modulok is incorporated into the She-Ra series, the only character from either show to be transferred permanently from one to the other. This occurs in the episode "Gateway to Trouble" in which Modulok builds a device for Skeletor which can open a portal to Etheria to transport his whole army to the planet. However, Modulok is subjected to nothing but abuse and scrutiny by Skeletor, who disrespects his skills. Tired of the constant abuse, he chooses to escape from Skeletor to Etheria and pledge his services to Hordak instead. Hordak, himself a scientist, is more appreciative of Modulok's abilities and accepts his services, recruiting him as Horde scientist and using the machine in an attempt to invade Eternia. After the scheme fails, Hordak demotes Modulok to Horde cook. This episode, again written by Straczynski, furthers the portrayal of Modulok as a rung above most other villains, as the only villain ever to openly retaliate against Skeletor's abuse, while his statement at the end of the episode that "Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be evil" indicates a greater level of awareness of the potential consequences of his wrongdoings.
Straczysnki continues Modulok's story with a brief cameo in the episode "Enemy With My Face" in which he is briefly seen attempting to regain Hordak's approval in order to become Horde scientist again rather than Horde cook. Although we never see him win this position back, he is seen back in the role of Horde scientist in the episode "Just Like Me" in which he is once again the lead villain, commanding an army of Horde Troopers in an attack on a peasant village. This episode also showcases a new power for Modulok: the ability to magically transform his arms into weapons, in this case a weapon resembling a lightsaber. This alternate kind of shape-shifting is perhaps a loose attempt to tie him in with the toy. Scripted by Gene Ayers, this is his only episode with a starring role not to be written by either Straczynski or DiTillio.
His next appearance is in DiTillio's "Black Snow" in which, in the role of sole villain once again, he leads an attack on Frosta's kingdom in order to stir up war between two tribes of the icy regions of Etheria. This episode once again showcases his ability to change his arms into weapons, in this case turning his arm into a cannon, much like Hordak does regularly in the series. The episode also showcases the character of Multi-Bot, Modulok's robotic assistant.
Straczynski used Modulok once more for his penultimate appearance in the episode "Darksmoke and Fire" in which he invents a rocket that sends She-Ra back in time, but this is only a cameo appearance giving little development to his character. Modulok's final appearance is in He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special where he briefly appears as one of the warriors (Multi-Bot is used as well) who accompanies Hordak when kidnapping children. After season 1, both Stracysnki and DiTillio left Filmation, and with Modulok's major writers no longer part of the crew, the character vanished completely from season 2.
Modulok is unique among all characters in the He-Man and She-Ra cartoon series, for having his own individual storyline throughout the episodes as well as being portrayed with more character depth than many other villains, rendering him one of the more memorable of all the less frequently-featured characters of the shows.
Modulok was not included in the 2002 revival of the MOTU toy line and series, because the line was cancelled before the Horde could be fully introduced. Ian Richter of Mattel, who co-developed many of the storylines for the cartoon series, stated in a Q&A session with fans that Modulok would have been brought back "in a cool, updated, much more threatening fashion", and that he would probably have worked mainly as a solo villain rather than with the Horde. The Horde were seen in a flashback to Ancient Eternia in the episode "The Power of Grayskull" but Modulok was not among them, indicating that as in the old continuity, he would not have been one of the original Horde members and would have joined them at a later point.
Modulok also appears in many other MOTU story media throughout the 1980s. The UK comics published by London Editions feature him regularly, in-keeping with the cartoon by presenting him as more intelligent than the other Horde members, although his scientific abilities are rarely showcased in this medium. The comics also feature a significantly different account of his origin. While starting off, like in the cartoon, as the human "Galen Nycoff" in this version he comes from a far-off planet and is a petty criminal rather than a scientist. With a timid and less-than-intimidating appearance he shocks his victims by unleashing all manner of deadly weapons on them to steal their valuables, and after being imprisoned for his crimes on Prison Star, he escapes from his cell and breaks into the prison's laboratory to formulate a potion to grant him extra physical strength. However, he is caught in the act by the Prison Star wardens, and the potion goes wrong, transforming him instead into the multi-bodied Modulok. He escapes in a shuttle pod with the wardens in hot pursuit, and is rescued from them by Hordak, who promises him acceptance into the Horde if he can impress him with his powers.
He also appears in the MOTU Marvel comics in the US, but his portrayal in these is very different from any other media. Whereas he had always been seen to possess only one mind, despite his two heads, this comic series portrays him with two minds, similar to Two Bad, and much like the latter character, his heads would frequently argue with one another.
Modulok was No.3 in 10 Weird Masters Of The Universe Action Figures From The 1980s. Modulok was voted No.5 of 8 Crazy Masters of the Universe Figures Modulok was No.33 in 50 Greatest Movie Action Figures. Comic Book Resources listed the character as He-Man: Eternia’s 15 Mightiest Villains.
A member of the Evil Horde, Multi-Bot is a robot composed of multiple body parts which he can reform at will into thousands of different shapes. He is a robotic creation and counterpart of the character Modulok whose action figure also consisted of numerous different body parts which could be locked together in many different ways. He was marketed as the "evil robot of a thousand bodies". He is designed to allow his body parts to reconfigure with those of Modulok's also. Their combined cyborg form is known as Mega-Beast. Multi-Bot only appears in the "She-Ra" cartoon because the original "He-Man" cartoon finished its production when the Evil Horde were newly introduced. His cartoon design is vastly different from the toy, as it was based on early concept art.
Octavia is an octopus woman from Octopus Cove. She is the Horde commander at a port near The Sea of Sigh, a small Etherian ocean. Although she caught She-Ra in her tentacles upon first meeting her, the Octopus lady proved to be no match for the Princess of Power. Sea Hawk on the other hand was not nearly as successful at defending himself from Octavia, who even brandished hidden swords when challenged by the pirate. After being seized by her tentacles, Sea Hawk appeared to be drained of energy, suggesting that Octavia has abilities similar to Leech. She was also vastly more intelligent than the average Horde villain.
Octavia is voiced by Melendy Britt in the 1980s series.
Scorpia appeared in the First Season of the show as one of the Horde's main warriors. She seemed to have jurisdiction over a region called the Crimson Waste, where she owned a scorpion-shaped domicile (with a throne room) replete with slaves. Scorpia and Catra were often at loggerheads with each other, usually only working together as a last resort, although Scorpia ultimately had to obey Catra as a member of Catra's Force Squad. Instead of hands, she possesses claw-like pincers, and a powerful tail which was used to capture opponents. Her tail makes her a powerful fighter. Her tail is at times a disadvantage to her as She-Ra used it several times to hurl her out of the way. She is susceptible to flattery, as when Bow fooled her once into believing that he was an amorous Horde inspector and thus gained access into a secret Horde factory. Scorpia owned a powerful tank called the Crawler, with a scorpion-shaped tail that shot sleep-rays, and she learned the hard way that she may be skilled at both technology and combat but isn't cut out to practice magic.
Scorpia is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
A vastly powerful Horde witch, who commands an array of dark magic, and an encyclopedic knowledge of mystical lore. Shadow Weaver began as a practicing apprentice sorceress originally from the Kingdom of Mystacor. She, along with a rival sorceress named Castaspella, were being trained by a great Etherian sorcerer, Norwyn. When Hordak arrived on Etheria, he promised Shadow Weaver great power in exchange for information about rebel leadership, to which she agreed. Originally only a second-rate sorceress herself, her capabilities were greatly increased through a magical gem, one that was responsible for a devastating unforeseen physical transformation. While Shadow Weaver was absorbing the power of the Horde's "dark gem", Norwyn discovered her and realized Shadow Weaver's great betrayal. He then destroyed the gem, severing her link with the gem but not before she had taken a third of its power, inducing an irreversible change in her, mentally and physically. Shadow Weaver betrayed Norwyn and Castaspella, and joined The Horde forever. From the first episodes of She-Ra, it seems that Shadow Weaver acted as a sort of adoptive mother for Adora.
Shadow Weaver is voiced by Linda Gary in the 1980s series.
Spyster is a member of the Evil Horde. He is a for hire spy (hence the name) and works for Hordak after being paid. He appeared in only one episode in season 2 titled "The Inspector."
Vultak is a flying Hordesman who is a cross between a man and a vulture. He runs Hordak's zoo, and regularly hunts new creatures for this facilities.
Vultak is voiced by George DiCenzo in the 1980s series.
- Twiggets: The Twiggets are the diminutive humanoid race who populate the Whispering Woods. They are easily identified by their white hair and purple skin. The main Twiggets seen in the series are Sprockett, Spritina, Sprint, and Spragg.
- Red Knight: The Red Knight who is one of the (if not the most) finest warriors of Etheria, appears only in one episode and before that he was considered merely an "urban legend", it's strongly implied that he is in fact either Queen Angella's father or King Micah himself.
- General Sunder: General Sunder was once one of Hordak's prime army generals in the Horde, but is convinced by She-Ra to change his ways, and leaves the Horde to live a peaceful life as a quiet farmer with his wife, Mally, and young daughter, Telzy. But when the Rebels need help, he is still ready to use his battle skills to aid them.
- Granita: Granita is a Rock Being who can also turn into a rock for defense similar to her fellow Rock People Rokkon and Stonedar.
- Huntara: Huntara is a female warrior from the planet Silax, whose natives are the greatest hunters, trappers, and warriors in the universe. They are also dedicated to battling evil. Hordak summons Huntara to Etheria and deceives her into believing the Great Rebellion's members are evil. She captures Glimmer and uses her as bait to draw out She-Ra, but later discovers Hordak's deception. Huntara leaves Etheria soon after, but vows that the next time she and She-Ra meet, it will be as friends. Although she only appeared in one episode, Huntara is one of the series' most popular characters. Her look was loosely based on Grace Jones.
- King Micah: King Micah is Queen Angella's husband and Glimmer's father.
- Hunga the Harpy: Queen Hunga is a harpy who has antagonized She-Ra on different occasions. She is also the arch-enemy of Queen Angella
- Sorrowful: Sorrowful is a cowardly rebel dragon.
- Red-Eye: Red-Eye is Kowl's evil cousin.
- Kowla: Kowla is a female of Kowl's species.
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