"Return of the Gryphon"
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Cartoon Series: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - 1983-85
Producer: Filmation
Season: 1
Writer: David Wise
Year: 1983
Director: Gwen Wetzler
Production No: MU049


Original Airdate: ?/?/1983

Trap Jaw and Beast Man take the Jewel of Protection from the Shrine of the Gryphon and place it in the grounds of the Royal Palace. According to legend the Gryphon will destroy everything in its path in order to get the jewel. Thad a pageboy discovers the Gryphon's egg and soon people start paying more attention to him.

The Gryphon arrives at the small town, which housed the jewel, and begins to destroy it. He-Man battles the Gryphon and manages to overpower it. Upon realizing that he has the jewel, Thad runs away wanting to keep hold of the jewel, with Teela in hot pursuit. The Gryphon attacks the Royal Palace, but soon realizes that the jewel has moved.

He-Man uses a mountain to start a giant wave from a nearby lake in order to douse the fires started by the Gryphon. The jewel reveals itself to be the Gryphon's egg when a baby Gryphon emerges from it. Thad braves the dangerous flood waters and saves the Gryphon's baby.

Synopsis by Zadoc Angell

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