Other Name(s): Princess Adora, Force Captain Adora, She-Ra, Despara
1982 Vintage Mini-Comic Canon:
As in the Filmation animated series,Princess Adora was kidnappedfrom the Royal Family of Eternia asan infant, by Hordak. But unlike theFilmation story, she discovered herdestiny when she stumbled intothe Crystal Castle while being pursued by Catra through Etheria'sDark Forest. Invoking the power of good through her magic shield, Adora learned that she could transform into She-Ra by raising her sword andsaying, "For the honor of Grayskull!"
1983 Filmation Animated Series Canon:
Adora is leader of the Great Rebellion, who guides her fellow rebels with a kind, understanding, but firm leadership, Adora has continually proven herself to be an effective leader. She lives by the rules of common sense, and she will never put lives in danger if she can avoid it. Unlike her brother Adam, Adora operates with a take-charge personality.
Adora's level-headedness can usually get her out of any bad situation. She is a strong-willed, determined woman with a passion for freedom. She is certainly the strength of the Great Rebellion, and she proves to be as competent as She-Ra. Due to her infamous defection from the Horde, Hordak is often obsessed with capturing Adora.
Of her rebel friends, Adora is closest to Madame Razz, who serves as a close confidant. Bow obviously wants a romantic relationship with Adora, but she seems resistant.
Adora now fights as the leader of the Great Rebellion. Also, she now has the Sword of Protection to become She-Ra, Princess of Power.
1983 Golden Books Canon:
Many years ago, Hordak kidnapped the infant, Princess Adora, from the Royal Palace of Eternia. Princess Adora was the twin sister of Prince Adam. Hordak took the infant to the planet of Etheria, where he raised her as his own. Under Hordak's wing, Adora became a member of the Evil Horde.
When Prince Adam/He-Man came to Etheria, Adora discovered that she had been living in a lie. She learned that she was the Princess of Eternia, twin sister of Prince Adam/He-Man and the one destined to harness the power of the Sword of Protection, to become She-Ra, "Princess of Power"! Adora was no longer Hordak's ally, instead she was now his enemy. Adora/She-Ra would join the Great Rebellion, helping them to rid Etheria from the grip of Hordak and his Evil Horde. She is also the arch-enemy of the feline-like, Catra.
1983 Ladybird Book Canon:
- In this Continuity, Adora's role is very similar to the Filmation continuity. One of the big differences, is that Catra is mostly the primary intagonist throughout most of the books. When Filmation debuts as the primary villian, he and Catra reverse roles.
1984 World I.P. Annual Canon:
Adora is the twin sister of Prince Adam. Many years prior, the twins were born on Eternia, to King Randor and Queen Marlena. Not long after their birth, Hordak had kidnapped Princess Adora and taken her to the planet of Etheria. King Randor and Queen Marlena searched the length and breadth of the Kingdom Of Eternia, finding no trace of their daughter.
On Etheria, Hordak conquered the planet and ruled it by means of tyranny and fear. It was there that he raised Adora from childhood. When she grew old enough, Hordak appointed Adora as the new Force Captain, for the Evil Horde, and for a while helped the evil ruler in his efforts to crush the Great Rebellion, a small but dedicated band led by Queen Angella, ruler of the kingdom of Bright Moon.
When the Sorceress located Adora, she sent He-Man through Castle Grayskull's Doors Of Mystery, which would lead him to the planet of Etheria, where he would learn of his twin sister, Adora. When He-Man found Adora, he was able to persuade her to leave the Evil Horde. After she severed ties with Hordak, He-Man would present her with the "Sword Of Protection" and she would discover her destiny as She-Ra, "Princess Of Power". With that discovery, she would also learn that her noble steed, Spirit, would become the flying Unicorn, known as "Swift Wind", who would also be given the ability of speech.
With her new powers, she and He-Man would travel upon Swift Wind, up into the clouds to the mountains of Etheria. There, on a mountain top, they would discover a beautiful, shining castle, that is invisible to all on Etheria, except for She-Ra and He-Man. With the Sword Of Protection, She-Ra was able to unlock the doors of the mysterious castle. Inside the castle, they would meet a curtain of living light, that called himself, Light Hope.
Now, Princess Adora fights alongside the Great Rebellion and calls upon her alter-ego, She-Ra, whenever she is needed. Only Kowl, Madame Razz, Broom and Light Hope share her secret. Together with the Great Rebellion, they fight to free Etheria from the oppressive rule of the Evil Horde.
1986 German Audio Plays:
The German POP audio plays gave theirown unique portrayal of Adora. Residing in her Crystal Palace, Adora was the ruler of Etheria and loved inviting her friends over. When danger threatened, she raised her sword and cried, "I am She-Ra!” to transform into the Princess of Power. Adora did not have a secret identity. Adora was the only Etherian princess immune to Catra's flattery. She was depicted as kind and loyal to her friends. She even had romantic feelings for Bow.
2008 Masters Of The Universe Classics Canon:
When Adora and her twin brother Adam were born, the Sorceress recognized they were the twins prophesied to wield the Power of Grayskull. She therefore magically cloned the Sword of He, enhancing it with the Stone of Protection so that each twin could have a key to unlock the Power. But Hordak also learned of the twins and arranged for for his Eternian pupil Skeletor to abduct the infants. Man-At-Arms prevented Adam from being taken but Adora was stolen away to the planet of Etheria deep in the Dimension of Despondos. There she was raised by Hordak until the day her brother returned, handing her her sword which she held aloft to become She-Ra the most powerful woman in the universe.
2013 MOTU DC 52 Comic Canon:
- Adora was voiced by Melendy Britt in the Princess of Power Filmation Cartoons.
- In the early minicomics, Adora said, ”By the honor of Grayskull!"
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