Spinnerella (She-Ra)

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Masters of the Universe character
First appearanceShe-Ra: Princess of Power
Created byMattel
Portrayed byDiane Pershing (1985)
Noelle Stevenson (2018)[1]

Spinnerella is a fictional character in the animated television series She-Ra: Princess of Power.[2][3]

Character information[edit]

Spinnerella only makes one appearance in the original series, and is shown to be a naive yet very powerful person who lives in an area of Etheria, not controlled by the Horde alongside her friend Netossa. She is fooled by Hordak into thinking Netossa was taken by The Rebellion, when it is really the Horde who are responsible, helping his soldiers gain entry into the Whispering Woods by disabling the trees' power. Upon realizing Hordak tricked her, Spinnerella turns her power against him.

In the 2018 series, portrayed as being in a relationship with Netossa, Spinnerella is a member of the Princess Alliance and played an active role in the first season finale.[4]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Spinnerella has the ability to spin her body around at superhuman speeds.[2] Her power is first demonstrated at Thaymor's Laughing Swan Inn.


The character has received a mixed reception for being a plus-sized character.[5][6][7] In the 2018 version of the She-Ra cartoon, the character is portrayed as gay.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Delivers on Its LGBTQ Promise". Cbr.com. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Staples, Val; Eatock, James; DeLioncourt, Josh; Gelehrter, Danielle (20 November 2018). "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 20 November 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Remembering She-Ra and He-Man: Interview with Lou Scheimer". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
  4. ^ "How Netflix updated the '80s She-Ra characters for Princesses of Power". Polygon.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Netflix's She-Ra Turns Spinnerella Fat And Gives Her The Power To Break Wind". Oneangrygamer.net. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Man on internet wants to know why 'She-Ra' character wasn't made attractive enough for him". Dailydot.com. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ Weiner, Zoë. "Fatphobic People Are Being Awful About a "She-Ra" Character's Redesign". Teenvogue.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  8. ^ "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Ending Explained". Screenrant.com. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  9. ^ Fahey, Maddy Myers And. "What We Adored About Netflix's She-Ra Reboot". Kotaku.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.