Hordak - Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde
Real Name: Hec-Tor Kur
Hordak is a powerful sorcerer whom is synonymous with science based weapons. He can morph his body into various mecanical machines, or shape shift various limbs as needed into machanical weapons. Hordak's main enemies are: Skeletor, She-Ra, He-Man, and King Hiss. He leads the Horde army from his two desolate Fright Zones, the darkest, dankest part of Etheria and Eternia. Each of his minions fears Hordak in some way and all of them bow to his every word. Though some have attempted to double-cross him, they have not succeeded. Hordak is recognizable by his grotesque white face, with sharp red eyes, his flat snout-like nose, red vampire-like fangs and pointed bat-like ears. He wears a collar of bones and black armor over his chest, emblazoned with the Horde bat symbol. His appearance resembles a vampire or bat-like creature. Whenever he talks, he pauses his talking by snorting between his statements. Hordak was once a strong wizard, who abandoned magic for science.
Bio #1 (MOTUC)
Second born heir to the Horde Empire, Hec-Tor Kur, was sent by his brother, Horde Prime, to the planet Eternia,who came to Eternia while battling He-Ro. Hec-Tor adopted the name Hordak and eventually raised an army to battle against the Snake Men for rule over Eternia. Eventually, Hordak's army defeated the Snake Men but was then defeated by King Grayskull, who banished him to the dimension of Despondos.
Bio #2 (200X MYP Cartoons)
A sorcerer and warlord from ancient Eternia, who opposed Castle Grayskull's original ruler, King Grayskull, with a massive army. The conflict ended when Hordak commanded his sorcerers to draw Castle Grayskull into the dimension of Despondos. The spell failed with King Grayskull's intervention, only destroying the area around the castle and drawing Hordak and his army into the dark dimension instead. While trapped in Despondos, Hordak saved Keldor's life after he failed to assassinate the Eternian Elders, and had acid splashed in his face when it was deflected by Captain Randor. Hordak saved Keldor by magically removing the damaged flesh and allowing his bare skull to exist in a magical floating state above his shoulders. Having saved his life on the promise of a later price to be paid, Hordak renamed Keldor as Skeletor. It can be noted that Hordak was an even bigger bully towards his men than Skeletor is. In the episode "The Power of Grayskull" Hordak completely destroys one of his generals simply for giving him good advice that he didn't want to hear.At a much later date, Hordak calls upon Skeletor to free him from Despondos, Skeletor initially seems powerless to resist his mentor. However, Skeletor surprises the onlooking Evil-Lyn and He-Man by defiantly destroying Hordak's temple, thus hoping to seal his former master away forever.Soon after Evil-Lyn attempts to free Hordak through different means with the help of Count Marzo, but after He-Man destroys the Well of Darkness, Marzo absorbs the power of his amulet and flees. It is also revealed that Hordak is responsible for creating this series' Dark Hemisphere on Eternia by performing the Spell of Separation.
It was there that centuries later Hordak contacted a young alchemist named Keldor and began teaching him the ways of the dark arts in exchange for freedom from his extra-dimensional prison. It was at this time Keldor released Hordak and the Evil Horde, from Dispondos. The resulting war became known as the "Great Unrest". Towards the end of the war, Keldor and Hordak planned to kidnap the children of the heir of the Eternian throne. The plan went arrey when, Duncan intervened and prevented them from taking both babies. However, Hordak was successful in kidnapping Princess Adora. Hordak and the Evil Horde were tricked by Keldor into using a dimensional gate to Etheria. Once on the other side, Keldor cast a spell that prevented the Horde from returning.
Bio #3 (She-Ra: Princess Of Power)
Hordak is generally recognized as being the lead villain of the She-Ra: Princess of Power cartoon, in which he is the archnemesis of She-Ra, He-Man's twin sister. In this series, he rules the planet of Etheria with an army of Horde Troopers. In a few episodes, he does make attempts and mentions of trying to conquer Eternia, giving his goals some similarity to his action figure/comic counterpart.
- Horde Prime - Brother
- Prince Zed - Nephew
- Hurricane Hordak - Wears vac-metallized gold armor and an arsenal of spinning propellor weapons.
- Buzz-Saw Hordak - Shoots blades from his chest
Hordak has appeared in prints, both in the 80's She-Ra cartoon and the modern 2002 series cartoon, and in all toy lines (except the New Adventures). His goals are to destroy The Great Rebellion, and rule Castle Greyskull. Hordak was voiced by George DiCenzo in the Filmation cartoons and Colin Murdock in the 200X cartoons.
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