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The Great Wars
After the Gods created the Five dimensions, they hid their secret magic in the form of a star inside the core of a small planet in the center of the dimension of Eternia. Naming the planet after the dimension it resided in, they assigned the immortal four-armed giant Procrustus to remain there and guard their magical secrets.
Sensing the planet Eternia was the secret location of the Gods’ magic, the Unnamed One bred an army of Snake Warriors to raid it, hoping to seize the magic for his revenge. A hybrid of three cold-blooded alien races, the Snake Men were spliced together to serve as loyal foot soldiers in his ever-growing army. Several battalions of Snake Men were assigned to the Viper Lord King Hssss and traveled with him to Eternia to plunder its hidden magic for their formless master.
Although his servant King Hssss conquered Eternia for three centuries, the Great Wars against King Grayskull and the Horde invaders eventually ended Hssss’ reptilian rule.
After the Overlords of Trolla harnessed the aura of the Gods, they used this "Power of the Universe" to become immortal and vowed to maintain neutrality in all Five Dimensions. Sensing how dark the Dimension of Despondos was, they used the Power to create a being of formless light and sent him to Despondos to bring hope to those trapped there. It settled on the Planet Etheria, turning the small planet into a lush paradise, standing out in an otherwise dark dimension. Protected by magic, Etheria remained a home for free beings for ages.
Evil dictator of a galaxy spanning empire, the tyrannical Horde Prime, born Annilus Kur, ruled from his throne on Horde World.
After the rise of the Horde Empire, evil again outweighed the forces of good in the five dimensions, so in every generation a Cosmic Warrior was recruited by the Overlords of Trolla to fight against evil. Each was given the Sword of He, a weapon infused with the Power of the Universe. They were also assigned a Trollan guide to watch over and advise them in their quests.
Griffins, great flying beasts originally brought to Eternia by Star Merchants, broke free and lived in a wild colony deep in the Vine Jungle. Here they were once again enslaved, becoming the steed of choice for the savage Beast Men living in their treetop villages. Soaring high above Eternia, Griffins bring terror to those below!
Hssss of the Viper House, a servant of the Unnamed One, was chosen to lead an army of Snake Men to the planet of Eternia to plunder its magical secrets. King Hssss often tricked foes by appearing heroic but then transforming into a seething mass of serpents and leading the Snake Men into battle!
Given the sword of He by the Overlords of the Timeless Dimension of Trolla, Ro, the most powerful wizard in the universe, was told to "go forth and combat evil," armed also with his magic staff and its Spell Stones of Defense, Healing, and Protection.
Systematically wiping out many of the Cosmic Enforcers, the Supreme Ruler of the Horde Empire gained his greatest triumph when he infected his arch enemy He-Ro with a mind wiping techno-organic virus during an epic battle and, through a vortex banished him to the far off magical planet of Eternia, a place of mystery and power which had been ruled by King Hssss for three centuries.
Knowing his scheming younger brother's ambition, Anillis sent him on a foolish quest to ensure He-Ro was defeated, never realizing that in doing so he would set about a destined series of events that five millennia later would lead to his defeat at the hands of the twin warriors He-Man and She-Ra!
Having grown up under the oppressive rule of the Snake Men, D'Vann Grayskull was driven to rebel against injustice when his brother was captured and eaten. Others had flocked to Grayskull's banner and his legend began to grow. Declared King for his courage, compassion, wisdom and strength, Grayskull had become a great leader, ruling along with his council of wise Elders: great mages from across Eternia who had the wisdom to tap into the planet's hidden magical secrets.
During the Great Wars, the Dragons of Darksmoke fought in many epic battles against King Grayskull and the Snake Men.
A magical half human/half dragon creation of the Great Black Wizard, the creature who would be known as Draego-Man was shunned by the great magic-wielding dragon known as Granamyr and allied himself instead with the Free People of Eternia, at which point he renounced his given Dragonian name.
Second born heir to the Horde Empire, the ruthless leader named Hec-Tor Kur arrived on the planet shortly after He-Ro along with his most terrifying allies, intent on finding the Cosmic Warrior.
Among them was Gur'rull Gu'rrooowarrrk, who was originally a peaceful creature from the planet Jungulia. At the young age of 428 Gur'rull was kidnapped by the Horde Empire, who erased his memories so he would serve loyally in their armies, where he was renamed "Grizzlor" and served with utter and total mindlesness, defending his beloved Horde from the goodness of Eternia. Prison guard for the Horde, Grizzlor was ready to unleash his fierce claws to attack the forces of Eternia.
A Slebetor Slug-man from deep in the Lake of Gnarl, K'ull'leusshhhh was called from the depths with a magic spell from Hordak, whosought to bolster his forces against King Grayskull and the Snake Men during the Great Wars. Mindwiped by Hordak's lead witch, K'ull'leusshhhh became a loyal member of the Horde Army known as Leech, who used his magically enhanced energy-draining powers to suck enemies of their strength.
A disputed monarch from the Tri-Solar System, C'yra of D’Riluth III had joined the Horde Empire and was given a magical mask which granted her secret powers such as the ability to transform into a panther. Known as Catra, she traveled with Horde Commander Kur to Eternia on his mission to ensure that He-Ro was destroyed.
Originally a minor training officer in the Unnamed One's Serpent Army, Cyltho Ssstavvve drew King Hssss' attention after he was enchanted with the ability to turn his enemies into stone by the Great Black Wizard. Quickly brought into Hssss' inner circle, Snake Face often acted as the Viper King's second in command during the Great Wars with Grayskull.
Upon his arrival, Ro was healed by the wise Eldor in a mystical pool that absorbed his virus. In gratitude, He-Ro swore to help free Eternia from the Snake Men and newly arrived Horde invaders led by Kur, who had taken the name Hordak, raised an army, and challenged the Snake Men for rule over the planet, resulting in a three-way war.
During the Wars, He-Ro’s techno virus spread across the planet, infecting Eternia and causing it to stand out in the Universe as a planet mixed with both magic and technology.
The heroic giant Tytus, originally from the mountains of Perpetua, was forced to leave his home after his herd of dinosaurs began developing strange techno parts. He traveled across Eternia to seek help from Grayskull’s village. There he joined the King and He-Ro in battle against the Snake Men and Horde. He helped construct one of the Three Towers during a temporary truce with all three warring factions.
Across the continent of Preternia, the mightiest of King Grayskull’s Knights was Sir Laser-Lot, a master of weapons and hand-to-dhand fighting techniques, whose true identity was never revealed. He wore an enchanted suit of armor powered by the great Gem of Tamadge which enhanced his strength and let him unleash powerful energy blasts.
An Eternian giant in service to Hordak, Moleb the Destroyer led Hordak's troops in battle during the Great Wars. Known also as Megator, he was recruited to help bolster the Horde's ranks after Tytus and several other giants from the Mountains of Perpetua allied themselves with King Grayskull.
After the truce of the Three Towers, Draego-Man became so disgusted with the humans that he isolated himself from all civilization, living as an outcast in the Caverns of Rakash.
As the ruler of Zalesia, Nikolas Powers was trusted by King Grayskull to guard the city's great magical objects - the Havoc Staff and the mystical Ram Stone. Powers was a core member of Grayskull's Council of Elders but by marrying and siring a daughter, he broke the Elders’ treaty with King Hssss to not produce any heirs. Powers was stripped of his humanity, condemned to never leave Zalesia, and forced to watch his beloved city destroyed by the Snakemen’s god-beast Serpos. Thenceforth known as "The Faceless One", he asked the wizard-warrior He-Ro to use the power of Central Tower to send his daughter, Evelyn into the future. There, with his immortality, he hoped to raise her away from the terror of the Great Wars.
Heroically mastering the secret power of He-Ro’s sword, Grayskull, leader of the free people of Eternia, fought side-by-side with the Cosmic Warrior and their allies against both the evil Hordak and King Hssss. They defended the planet together until He-Ro eventually bequeathed his sword to the King upon his heroic death. After He-Ro’s death the giant warlord Tytus used his great strength to build King Grayskull a mighty fortress, incorporating the symbol of the Cosmic Warriors into the entrance as a tribute to their fallen comrade.
The ruthless warlock Hordak attempted to break apart Eternia using a spell of separation in order to access the Gods’ magic in the Star Seed. Although this spell was thwarted, Procrustus was then forced to literally hold the planet together, remaining forever at the planet's core!
At the end of The Great Wars, Tytus fell during the First Ultimate Battle Ground, heroically sacrificing his life to stop the rampaging evil giant Megator, who was caught in the iron jaws of Central Tower when the Three Towers were enchanted to sink into Sub-ternia.
Unprepared for an attack by invading Horde armies, the Snake Army was driven into hibernation.
Although Hordak had defeated King Hssss, betraying him after the truce and consequent construction of the Three Towers, Grayskull succeeded in banishing the Horde leader and his army to the dimension of Despondos. The act was not without sacrifice, as Grayskull fell before Hordak’s magic. This destined guardian of the Sword of He magically passed his essence into the blade with his last breath - ensuring that only his heirs would wield it and tap into the great power it harmonized with, reclaiming the Power and calling upon Grayskull’s name whenever evil threatened the peace of Eternia. To this day, Grayskull’s spirit remains hidden away deep inside the castle which will forever bear his name.
After the death of King Grayskull, the Power of the Universe was transferred from the Sword of He to the Council of Elders, who hid it deep within his castle. Gifted with the Wisdom of Ages, The Elders secretly knew that the twin warriors of the Great Prophecy would one day be born on their planet. The prophecy told that Twins of Power would take up the fight when Eternia most needed them. Therefore, they made a secret bargain with Trolla. In return for keeping the Power Sword of He on Eternia, one member of the Elders was to join the Cosmic Enforcers, who were beings tasked with maintaining neutrality throughout the Universe.
Knowing the full sword was the key to channeling the power, the Elders split it in two after its power transcended into a great orb, which was hidden deep within the abyss below his castle, where it was protected from falling into the wrong hands by Grayskull's devoted and loving widow, the first to assume the lonely duty of the castle’s Sorceress. They hid both halves of the Power Sword to prevent them from falling into the hands of evil. The Sword would remain safe while the Elders awaited a time when worthy heirs would reclaim it, channeling its power and their wisdom to transform into heroic Masters of the Universe, fulfilling the prophecy to defeat the Horde Empire and restore peace to the Universe.
At this time, most of Eternia's Council of Elders became purely spiritual entities, but member Zodac Zur chose to retain his human form and left Eternia to fulfill the bargain with Trolla. Finding peace among the stars, Zodac was recruited by the Overlords of Trolla to become one of the Cosmic Enforcers, and although he no longer called Eternia home, the constant struggle over the Power Sword often called Zodac back to his native planet to maintain the eternal balance between good and evil.
After his mentor, the original Zodac, left Eternia, Kar-tor took his place on the Council. One of the most powerful enforcers for the Council of Elders, Kar-tor studied the teachings and mystic fighting techniques of the Cosmic Enforcers and knew how to instantly identify an opponent’s weakness. Although he preferred a solitary life of meditation in the Mystic Mountains, when he was called to battle, Kar-tor, having taken the name Zodak for his mentor, attacked his enemies using all the power at his command.
After the Great Wars ended and Eternia was left without a king, a clan of evil, renegade Eternian pirates known as the Fighting Foe Men took over the Valley of Gnarl and all surrounding territories. Spreading fear throughout the land, they built great machines like the Roton and Talon Fighter to terrorize the populace.
Shortly after the King's death, a great warrior from the north named Vikor was chosen by the Elders' spirit guide, the creature known as Sharella, “The Goddess” of Eternia, to help protect the Sword of He while all of Eternia waited for a true heir to be born. Already a master of the battleaxe, Vikor's legend soon spread across Eternia as he quested to vanquish evil - battling the remaining renegade Snake Men and defending the Valley of Gnarl from the Fighting Foe Men. Challenged and eventually defeated by this champion of the north, the Fighting Foe men Shield Maiden Sherrilyn, Ditztroyer, and Dawg-O-Tor, were cast into a glacier and magically frozen for over five thousand years. Although his time as a He-Man was relatively short, his contribution to the legend will never be forgotten in the great archives of Eternia.
Zodak helped lead the Elders in battle against the returned Snake Men. Together, they eventually trapped King Hssss in the Void with the power of his Cosmic Staff.
Even after being banished to Despondos along with his master, the Hordesman Grizzlor’s legend lived on, becoming a myth told by young Eternian children for centuries because his ferocious attacks had been so frightening.
For five thousand years Eternia waited for a worthy heir to be born. During this time, The Goddess trained secret heroic guardians to keep the two halves of the sword separated. Many of these brave warriors took the name "He-Man" in honor of the sword they protected, giving birth to many different legends of the protector of Eternia.
The Council of Elders appointed Kings to rule over Eternia during this period and for two centuries, the Eternian weapons master and combat instructor to the royal family had been called the “Man-At-Arms,” although Royal Guards were led by their own Captain.
Hundreds years after the death of Grayskull, a century before the Twins of Power would be born, a warrior known as Wun-Dar from deep in the savage underground city of Tundaria rescued The Goddess of Eternia. She provided him with cosmic battle armor and a sophisticated ray gun that could tap into almost unlimited power. The Goddess tasked Wun-dar to protect both halves of the sword of He and keep them apart lest they fall into the hands of evil. Like many warriors before him, Wun-dar became known as “the He-Man”, and battled to keep evil from obtaining the key to the great power hidden inside the long forgotten Castle Grayskull.
Fifty years before Prince Adam was born, Vykron the Warrior fought in the gladiatorial arena of Lord Choloh, ruler of the Vine Jungle. Learning from each defeated opponent, he became a master of many combat techniques and weapons. As much a champion as a showman, he would often dress in outlandish garb to rouse the crowd and show off his skills. In his final match, he fought against the great Gygor. Before a cheering crowd, the evil fighting gorilla ripped Vykron's body in half, at long last defeating the arena champion. Following this match, Gygor claimed not only the arena championship but rule of the Jungle itself, forcing Choloh to abdicate his throne. In life, Vykron was the greatest of Choloh's gladiatorial warriors-the ultimate Eternian champion, fighting in any environment at any time.
The Great Unrest
One of Eternia’s most notable kings was a man named Miro, though his legacy would be defined by his progeny more than any of his own deeds.
A fifth degree wizard raised by evil mystics in the Dunes of Doom, Count Marzo Kalif spent most of his early life learning the many advantages of magic over technology. Seeing the suffering of warriors in the Dark Hemisphere, Marzo became convinced that Eternia would be better off with him as its leader. This evil master of magic staged a series of strategic uprisings across the planet and challenged King Miro for his crown.
Originally a mercenary from the Dunes of Doom, Dekker switched sides during one of the early battles of the Great Unrest and fought with King Miro against Marzo's tyranny. His wisdom and courage quickly lead to his appointment as Miro's Man-At-Arms, leading and training the royal soldiers. Throughout these battles, Dekker took a young prodigy named Duncan under his wing, traveling throughout Eternia, fighting evil together.
Originally a Pelezeean thief named Odiphus, Stinkor was banished from his village after helping a great warlord named Prahvus destroy their defensive weapons.
Marzo created the great ape-like Shadow Beasts as weapons to use against his enemies. The beasts, which lived in tribes throughout the dark hemisphere, could only come out in the absence of light. Ultimately, these creatures were driven back by Princes Keldor and Randor and forced to reside in the shadow of Mount Barathrum. There they developed a long standing hatred of both the Human and Gar race.
Unable to defeat the King's army, Count Marzo used his magical amulet to banish Miro to the dimension of Despondos, leaving Eternia without a king. In their father's absence, Miro's royal sons heroically joined together and defeated the wizard, trapping him in the form of a powerless, old man. Randor, the second born son, and Captain of the Guard, continued leading the royal armies against their enemies.
Randor came of age during the Great Unrest, a time when conflict returned to Eternia following the Count Marzo Uprisings and the subsequent betrayal by his half brother Keldor.
Marlena Glenn was a heroic galactic adventurer, explorer and space captain from planet Earth. Along with her courageous crew, she traveled the stars in search of new sources of fuel for her homeworld. A crack shot with almost any laser rifle, she prefered a Higuchi 114 model for its speed and accuracy. On many adventures she learned to rely not only on her strength and courage, but her intellect as well. After completing her assignment with Project Photog, Marlena volunteered with two companions to pilot an experimental warp ship through a black hole. Arriving in the center of her dimension, she crash landed on Eternia and became the first Earthling to make contact with the magical planet. The ship's only survivor, Marlena was rescued from certain death by a young Captain Randor. Falling in love with him, she chose to remain on Eternia as his wife.
Banished from the royal palace, in part due to distrust for the rare blue-skinned Gar race, Prince Keldor became an outcast. He travelled Eternia seeking knowledge and guidance, eventually discovering the ancient Spirit of Hordak, who contacted this young alchemist and began teaching him the ways of the dark arts in exchange for freedom from his extra-dimensional prison of Despondos. Keldor came to realize that to truly unite Eternia he would need to take command of the planet himself. Keldor began to gather an army of fellow outcasts to lead into battle against his brother Randor…
During his exile from Eternos Palace Keldor saved a young dylinx cub from a hunter's pit in the Corridors of Lithos. The cub remained fiercely loyal to Keldor, who named him Panthor after a tribal story his Gar mother had told him as a child.
After being banished from his home in the Vine Jungle, the Beast Man named Raqquill Rqazz joined up with Keldor during a skirmish in the Beserker Islands. Like others of his race, Rqazz had the ability to control beasts and monsters. Raqquill Rqazz often called upon several Griffins to carry him and his master into battle.
An insane criminal from the dimension of Infinita named Kronis was one of several evil warriors freed from an intergalactic prison by Keldor to bolster his ranks during the start of the Great Unrest.
An intergalactic bandit, Chopper was also broken out of Prison Starr by Keldor. In gratitude, he agreed to serve the Evil Lord of Destruction as Jitsu, the evil master of martial arts.
Originally a partner with Kronis, Scychor had roamed the galaxy as a mercenary and professional theif. Eventually Kronis had betrayed his friend, throwing Scychor from a Boa Jet while escaping from Horde Patrol Units. Falling hundreds of feet to the surface of a small moon, Scychor was healed by rogue scientists who preserved his organs in a robotic chest and his brain in a cyborg skull. After serving the scientists for twenty years, he became a freelance bounty hunter, willing to steal, kill or betray anyone for the right price.
Meanwhile, Evelyn Morgan Powers, who had been raised alone in the ruins of Zalesia by her father, the city’s ancient Lord, The Faceless One, left home in a fit of teenage rebellion. Taking the name Evil-Lyn, she travelled Eternia learning from many of its great masters the ways of magic and the dark arts. While searching for new ways to increase her power, she met and fell in love with the ambitious alchemist Keldor and she agreed to join his cause. Evil-Lyn often used her faithful Screeech, the evil battling falcon, for nefarious deeds.
Injured in the Battle of Avion during the Great Unrest, Orius was brought by Duncan to Castle Grayskull where he was healed by the Sorceress. The magic spell replaced his neck with an ever-expanding mechanical construction made of microscopic nanites. By increasing or decreasing the number of nanites in his body, Orius gained the ability to grow his neck to almost unlimited length. Taking the code name Mekaneck, he served the royal household loyally, using his amazing periscope neck to spy on the evil enemy as the heroic human periscope.
Following their father's untimely death, Torrant Krazut grew up bitter under the rule of his brother Ceratus. After year's of brooding in Sub-Ternia, he struck a deal with the surface dwelling Keldor and helped lead his forces in a raid against Randor's army during the Great Unrest. Although Keldor's plan failed, Torrant, going by the moniker Whiplash, was banished from Sub-Ternia for betraying his people. He was taken in by his former employer and quickly rose up through the ranks, serving as his chief brute squad enforcer.
It was up to Captain Randor to lead Miro’s troops into battle against Keldor’s growing rebellion, and he eventually ended these epic battles, finally besting Keldor in single combat. Randor mortally wounded his half brother and ordered a Mystic Wall erected to keep him and his warriors magically bound to the Dark Hemisphere. For ending the Great Unrest, the Council of Elders agreed to set aside Eternian laws of kingship and gave Randor the crown, despite not being the first born. King Randor heroically raised his staff, declaring his rule over all Eternia, with Marlena serving as his Queen.
For five millennia Queen Grayskull’s students continued the role of Sorceress while the castle faded from memory into legend. Growing up in a small Eternian village, young Teela'na helped defend her people from a Horde Scout ship that had discovered her planet on a magic locating mission. Recognized for her loyalty, courage and wisdom, the current Sorceress chose Teela'na to take up her title and defend Castle Grayskull's secrets for the next generation. At the end of the Great Unrest, a new Sorceress named Teela'na helped the remaining Elders combine their wisdom to tap into Eternia's magical secrets with the orb, creating a new unified force which would be called upon as the "Power of Grayskull" named for the castle which hid it.
Shortly after the Great Unrest’s final major battles when Keldor was driven behind the Mystic Wall, Gygor, the evil fighting gorilla and Lord of the Vine Jungle, lead an army of beast men in a series of raids against the long forgotten Castle Grayskull. Gygor believed the many tales of the fortress’ great and mysterious power. It was only through the combined powers of Oo-Larr the jungle He-Man and The Goddess that Gygor was defeated and placed in a state of suspended animation.
The Evil Forces of Skeletor VS.
He-Man and "The Masters of the Universe"
Mortally wounded, Keldor turned once again to his dark-arts master Hordak, this time in order to save his life. Hordak agreed at the cost of his freedom but, realizing that his pupil had no intention of releasing him, merged him with an extra-dimensional being known as Uqquz Zekul-Mshqx, or Demo-Man, an evil spirit from Despondos. This act twisted Keldor forever into Skeletor, Overlord of Evil and Lord of Destruction!
While the merging saved Keldor's life, it also drove him temporarily insane and convinced him to open a portal to Despondos and lead what he thought were "his people" into Eternia. Hordak intended to use this ruse as a means to escape once the portal was opened, but the new merged being "Skeletor" was quickly defeated by Oo-Larr, the Jungle He-Man, and the Horde leader remained trapped. Soon after, with the help of Evil-Lyn, Skeletor gained control of the powerful spirit inside him, increasing his abilities ten-fold. He was now the true Overlord of Evil and one of the most dangerous men on Eternia!
Skeletor gathered together many of Eternia’s greatest outcasts and evil warriors in his quest to gain entry into Castle Grayskull and obtain what he believed to be the universe’s ultimate power source.
After Keldor was transformed into Skeletor, he lost all emotional attachments to his secret wife, the evil warrior Goddess Evil-Lyn, casting her aside. Evil-Lyn sent their infant son into the future and began to scheme against him, plotting to overthrow Skeletor by releasing his enemies from their dimensional prisons.
Panthor, the purple skinned feline, stayed with Keldor even after he was transformed into the Lord of Destruction by Hordak's magic. Finding a new home in Snake Mountain, Panthor was forever at his master's side, carrying him into battle or curled up at the feet of Skeletor's throne, loyally growling at any who disagreed with the Overlord of Evil.
Jitsu also stayed with Keldor after his transformation into Skeletor.
A member of the Karikoni, an Eternian race of crustacean creatures, Clawful became a core member of Skeletor's Evil Warriors after saving Beast Man's life from a Seclapoid attack. This warrior with the grip of evil, whose real name could only be pronounced through a series of claw clicks, hailed from Orkas Island and his hard shell protected him from both extreme heat and cold. Clawful used his dreadful claw to work his evil will!
When King Randor’s twin children Adora and Adam were born, the Sorceress recognized that 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 his Eternian pupil Skeletor to abduct the infants.
Trained by the renowned tactician Dekker, the man named Duncan, a veteran of the Great Unrest, was asked by King Randor to step into the position of Man-At-Arms and fortify his guard with an elite strike force, which he named The Masters of the Universe.
In addition to his skills in combat, Duncan was also a great inventor.
Using dark magic taught by Hordak, Skeletor created new forms of armor and weapons to outmaneuver his enemies. His Battle Armor was created to help him penetrate the Mystic Wall in order to kidnap the twins. Man-At-Arms prevented Adam from being taken but Adora was stolen away to the planet of Etheria deep in the Dimension of Despondos.
At this time, Skeletor also secretly cloned the Sorceress of Grayskull because he desired a magic wielding bride to pass on his legacy. With the help of Man-At-Arms, Teela'na saved the cloned child, Teela, and it was through her undying love and devotion to this baby girl that Teela'na gave her up to Man-At-Arms, awaiting the day where her daughter would become the new Sorceress and Guardian of Castle Grayskull's secrets.
Lord of Avion, a civilization of winged simians who lived high on the peaks of the Mystic Mountains, Stratos was a brave, honorable warrior allied with King Randor. Although all Avions had the ability to fly using the magical Emerald Staff, many, including Stratos, augmented their armor with rocket packs and jets to increase their speed and distance. As a member of the Masters of the Universe, Stratos fought bravely against the evil forces of Skeletor.
Originally an inter-dimensional bounty hunter and tracker, Trydor Esooniux Scope was recruited by Skeletor during one of these final battles of the Great Unrest to bolster his weakened forces. As good with a blade as he was crafty, Scope took on the name Tri-Klops after an accident left him blind and he was forced to wear a tri-optic visor which granted him expanded tracking abilities including Gammavision, the ability to see around objects, Distavision, a form of Far Vision, Night Vision, and the ability to generate optic blasts. Tri-Klops used his three different eyes to spy for Skeletor!
Ruler of the undersea realms of Eternia, Squidish Rex the Mer-Man was forced to serve in the armies of Skeletor after his kingdom was destroyed in a battle with rival ocean clans. Cowardly on land, his allegiance with Skeletor brought him to the surface world more often then he would have liked. Lurking deep beneath the murky waters of the Sea of Rakash, Mer-Man awaited the evil call to arms of Skeletor!
After serving Keldor for years, Kronis grew ambitious and raised an army of his own to challenge his master. Skeletor defeated Kronis, breaking his jaw and arm and leaving him for dead. Found and rebuilt by Tri-Klops, Kronis was transformed by him into Trap Jaw, a man armed with combat weapons and an “iron jaw!”
Eventually, Skeletor's mystically powered Battle Armor was destroyed by Oo-larr after three strikes with his mighty battle ax, sending the overlord of Evil back behind the Wall.
Years later, Man-At-Arms and his adopted daughter Teela, who grew up in the palace of King Randor, often scouted the borders of Eternia for signs of lurking evil. This Warrior Goddess, trained from an early age in the ways of battle, became Captain of the Guard at 18, leading Randor’s troops and acting as a defacto member of the Masters of the Universe. At the time, she had yet to become aware of her true heritage as the magically cloned daughter of and heir to the throne of The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull. Teela carried the Staff of Ka, which was once used by the Snake Men in their epic battles against the Horde and King Grayskull during the Great Wars and she often battled alongside Zoar, the fighting falcon. She used her magical staff to track her foes’ every move.
Orko, a member of the Trollan magical elite, was assigned to watch over Adam. Although he had been a powerful Mage on Trolla, the hidden mystic properties of Eternia turned his magic into little more than party tricks, which he used to entertain his friends and remain undercover.
A direct descendent of the legendary King Grayskull, Prince Adam of Eternia’s House of Randor was chosen to protect his ancestor’s Power Sword from evil. Duncan helped construct an electronic version of the Power Sword for Adam to use until he could unite both halves of the sword of King Grayskull. At first he used a techno vest with a built-in force field to fight evil, but Adam eventually learned to combine both halves of the Power Sword, using it to channel the energy of the Elders and become He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe! He guarded the safety of all Eternia alongside the heroic Masters of the Universe.
Cringer, a member of the Green Tiger Tribe who was saved from a parek-narr attack by a young Adam, was the Prince's devoted companion for life. He assisted Adam during his quest to unite both halves of the Power Sword of He and afterwards was enhanced by its power to become Battle Cat, the fighting tiger of He-Man. Cringer was one of only a handful of allies who knew Adam's secret and fought alongside the other Masters of the Universe, carrying He-Man into battle against the forces of evil.
Growing up just outside the Vine Jungle, Krass’ village was always under threat from the savage Beast Men. During a particulary brutal attack, he donned his family's ancient mystical armor which was capable of magically absorbing raw force. Using it to ram into his enemies and drive off their attack earned Krass the nickname "Ram Man". These actions were quickly detected by Skeletor who recruited him in a scheme to ram through the Jaw Bridge of Castle Grayskull. Realizing the error of his ways after seeing Skeletor attack He-Man, Ram Man switched sides, helping to defeat the Evil Lord of Destruction and save the Castle. He soon became a core member of the Masters of the Universe, using his iron-like body as a battering ram against evil!
Perhaps the greatest actor on Eternia, Perkaedo, the Master of Disguise, performed before King Randor and Queen Marlena at Prince Adam's 18th birthday celebration. It was here that he drank a magic potion created by Skeletor that transformed him into a terrible monster with great strength loyal only to evil. With the help of He-Man and the Sorceress, Perkaedo was cured from this transformation, but the process left him forever split between not just two, but three personalities. He then used his powers to protect justice in his greatest role as Man-E-Faces, the man who was three warriors in one--fighting as a human, robot, or monster.
To adapt to new enemies and situations, Adam learned to tap further into the great power which his sword unlocked. The combined Power of the Universe and the Knowledge of the Elders was used by Adam to imagine and create new forms of armor and weapons to combat evil. His Battle Armor was created to protect He-Man during his early battles with Skeletor and his evil warriors. Skeletor reformed his own Battle Armor 20 years after its initial creation in an effort to combat this similar battle suit now worn by He-Man. Although lacking the mystic qualities of the original, his new armor was stronger and more powerful. Skeletor, Evil Lord of Destruction was then protected by his magic Battle Armor.
Granamyr the Wise was one of the oldest of the Eternian Dragons of Darksmoke, an ancient kingdom in Eternia's Dark Hemisphere. He greatly distrusted most men after the Great Wars between dragons and humans in ancient times. As one of the most powerful magic users on Eternia, he possessed such extraordinary might that even Skeletor dared not challenge him. When Man-At-Arms was turned to glass by an evil spell, Granamyr provided He-Man with healing magic, but only after Eternia's bravest warrior proved he had not only great strength but great mercy and wisdom as well. The ancient dragon Granamyr guarded Eternia's magical secrets and ruled all of Darksmoke.
Originally built by Man-At-Arms as a chess opponent for Man-E-Faces, robot Model 9041 was nicknamed Roboto and later given a heart-shaped emotion chip which altered his speech patterns. Under the influence of his new programming, Roboto came to understand the desire for freedom and upgraded himself for battle so that he could join the Masters of the Universe in their fight against evil. Roboto served as chief strategist for the Masters and used his unstoppable robotic strength in heroic combat.
Tzzzzt zzz zzTTTzz was the heroic King of the Andreenids, a bee-like species closely related to both the Kex insect people and the Arachna Spider-Warriors. This heroic warrior's race evolved into fierce warriors, guarding their home and their ambrosia honeycombs with stubborn dignity. Although he initially preferred to keep his people's neutrality, a sky war initiated by Skeletor gave Tzzzzt more than enough reason to ally himself with King Randor's Masters of the Universe, where he came to be known as Buzz-Off. He often partnered with Mekaneck, using his wings for airborne missions as a heroic spy in the sky.
Protector of the Legacy Stones and the Last Defender of Anwat Gar, Sy-Klone, son of Dy-Lex joined the Masters of the Universe alter the Stones were destroyed and his mission completed. He wore the last remaining TECH vest Armor created by his Gar ancestors to terrorize Eternia after the Great Wars. Its built-in wind rockers allowed the user to create powerful vortexes of spinning energy as a defensive weapon or to fly through the air. Sy-Klone had upgraded his Armor to also include cosmic radar which let him sense the physical presence of evil long before others. Sy-Klone’s wind Powers and radar Chest made him combat ready!
Dekker had retired to Orkas Island after passing his title and duties to his former apprentice and sidekick. Although he enjoyed the simple life of a fisherman, the ever-present forces of evil occasionally called him back to fight for justice alongside the heroic Masters of the Universe!
From across the Light Hemisphere of Eternia, the bravest and most noble warrior's in Randor's kingdom were recruited by Man-At-Arms and later Clamp Champ to help guard the Royal Family. Often called upon to aid the Masters of the Universe, the royal guards were trained in multiple forms of hand-to-hand combat and were masters of many weapons including the Power Staff and several types of Energy Blasters. Whenever the Royal Palace was threatened, it was the strength of the elite guardsmen which often repelled evil. Brave Palace Guards like Lieutenant Spector defended the Royal Family from attack.
Often assigned diplomatic duties, Queen Marlena had been trained by Duncan and Clamp Champ and even led Randor's armies into battle in times of need. Queen Marlena helped rule the free people of Eternia with her wisdom and strength.
She-Ra, Princess of Power and the Most Powerful Woman in the Universe!
After wandering through Despondos for several centuries and unable to return to Eternia, Hordak and his ageless army eventually claimed the beautiful planet of Etheria as a new throne world, deposing the local monarchs and ruling the people through fear.
Born in the Etherian Kingdom of Mystacor, the young Beatrix was once known as Light Spinner and served as an apprentice to the great mage, Norwyn. When Hordak arrived on Etheria during his exile in Despondos, he had promised her great power in return for information and help in overthrowing Bright Moon and the surrounding kingdoms. Her powers were greatly enhanced through a magical gem whose power also induced an irreversible change in her appearance and mental state. She betrayed Norwyn and her fellow magical student Castaspella, leading Horde Troopers to their hidden magic archives. In Horror Hall, Beatrix took the name Shadow Weaver, using her black magic to fight the Great Rebellion as the evil Mistress of Dark Magic, all the while secretly planning to overthrow Hordak and claim his power for her own!
A nobleman in Queen Angela's court, Kyle Reccula was one of many brave warriors who took up arms against the Horde invaders and joined the Great Rebellion. Nicknamed "Bow" due to his natural ability as an archer, each of his arrows possessed different powers.
Adora was raised by Hordak, believing the lie that he was her step-father until the day her brother returned to her, handing her The Sword of Protection, which she held aloft to become She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe! Channeling the combined Power of the Universe and the Wisdom of the Elders of Eternia, She-Ra’s strength came not from brute force but from sheer will and her cunning magical powers and healing abilities. She also had the power to communicate telepathically with animals. As both She-Ra and Adora, she helped lead the Great Rebellion of Etheria against the Horde invaders.
A magical steed from Etheria, Spirit served Adora during her time as Force Captain of the Horde Army. Loyal to Adora, not the Horde, Spirit stayed with her after Adora learned of her true heritage and joined the Great Rebellion. Enhanced by Adora's newly acquired Sword of Protection, beautiful horse Spirit was transformed into She-Ra's magical flying unicorn mount, Swiftwind, heroically carrying the Princess of Power into battle.
Catra, who had remained with her leader throughout their banishment, was eventually promoted to Force Captain after Adora betrayed the Horde to the Etherian Rebellion. Catra's jealously of She-Ra was her greatest weakness.
The beautiful and exotic friend of She-Ra, Mackenzie was queen of the kingdom of Snows, high in the mountains of Etheria. She possessed a magic wand that whistled like the wind and let her conjure ice spells and freezing rain against her enemies. This power gave her a reputation as the Ice-Empress of Etheria, although she preferred being called Frosta by her friends. With the exception of her magic powers, she was otherwise a normal human female-sweet, kind, and loyal to her allies. Frosta froze her enemies with her magic spells.
Hailing from the far reaches of Etheria, beyond the reach of the Horde, Vivian Redretta became an expert marksman, perfecting the art of net tossing to capture enemies and vandals. She was able to fool her adversaries by pretending not to notice that an evildoer was nearby, but if they got too close, she would pull back her cape's hidden drawstrings and the surprised culprit would be captured inside of the net! After learning of Hordak's oppression, her only desire became to free Etheria and its people from their evil stronghold. With her exotic accent and elegant fashions, the captivating beauty known as Netossa proved to be so helpful in wrapping up trouble!
Leech, the evil master of power suction, played a key role in the Horde's fight against the Great Rebellion. When called upon in battle, Leech sucked the power from his enemies!
A Kribleen insectoid vampire from the Bluubux Galaxy, Bliddeon Black, also known as Mosquitor, joined The Evil Horde on his own accord, preferring the Empire to life in a mud hole on his home world. Looking like a normal insectoid, this evil energy-draining insectpod would move in on his prey and then sting them hard and suck them dry. He was extremely vicious, though not particularly brainy. It is said that you can't get blood from a rock, but Mosquitor certainly tried in his day. Mosquitor drained his enemies of their energy while his bionic stinger and chest oozed red with power. Even Hordak kept his distance from The Evil Horde vampire!
Bow possessed a magical heart that beat frantically whenever She-Ra was in danger; he was secretly in love with Princess Adora, unaware that she and She-Ra were one in the same!
In ancient times, an evil sorceress had become jealous of the Star Sisters’ youth and beauty and trapped them in a shooting star. It was sent hurling through the cosmos until the three women crash-landed on Etheria. There, they had remained magically confined in the side of a mountain until the day Swiftwind's hooves accidentally loosened the stone that concealed their prison. She-Ra quickly used her powers to melt away the star that had held them captive. In gratitude, the sisters pledged their everlasting friendship. Jewelstar magically conjured gem armor to protect herself and others. Tallstar used her magic to stretch to unbelievable heights. Starla, with her pet Glorybird, could sense danger and project spells of light against her foes. Together, they stood side-by-side with She-Ra in the battle for freedom.
Although her children did not suspect it, Queen Marlena was well aware of both Adam and Adora's dual identities and was proud of her warrior twins.
The Battle Continues...
Whiplash's thick hyde and stubborn intellect made this evil warrior more than a match for the Masters of the Universe, often leaving only He-Man to defeat him, and while Skeletor's henchmen never failed to pose a threat to Eternia, the constant interference of He-Man forced Skeletor to augment his forces with new Evil Warriors...
One of the last remaining members of an ancient Eternian race of Spider Warriors called the Arachna, Araneus, Son of Raknus, was awoken from hibernation beneath Snake Mountain and occasionally allied himself with Skeletor. In ancient times, the Arachna were an advanced, dominant race until driven underground by the Snake Men. Araneus retained much of the knowledge of his people and, while seeming savage, was an expert mathematician and strategist as well as an accomplished escape artist. Known better as Webstor, he often armed himself with a grappling hook Fast Pack and used his climbing power to escape capture!
Wandering throughout Eternia, curiosity led Peleezeean outcast Odiphus to Tri-Klops’ lab deep within Snake Mountain. There, he caused an accident that infused his body with a horrid stench so powerful it drives away even Skeletor's Evil Warriors. After demonstrating how his stench power could be used as a weapon of warfare, Odiphus was recruited back to Snake Mountain and armed with a Power Vest Gas Mask created by Tri-Klops to funnel his stench directly at foes. Armed for combat and calling himself "Stinkor," the evil master of odors had the ability to stink and destroy with his odor of evil.
In life, Karak Nul was a shifty bounty hunter who had spent years attempting to break into Castle Grayskull, obsessed with legends that within lay the power to become Master of the Universe. In death, he was cursed and banished into the dimension of Infinita - forever chained to his past crimes. He was brought back to Eternia by a magical spell of light cast by Skeletor to locate the most evil warriors in the five dimensions. Provided with a Scythe of Doom, Nul agreed to join forces with Skeletor and quickly became known as “Scareglow” due to his ability to burst forth and freeze enemies with fright.
Easily manipulated, the ever growing colony of Shadow Beasts was controlled by Beast Man in the service of Skeletor to take down Eternos Palace. With their great strength and stealth-like appearance, Shadow Beasts were more than a match for most heroic warriors.
Evolved from the ancient Dragosaur species, Scutes Ignis, or Fang Man, as he came to be called, spent his youth in the Valley of Dragons. Skeletor recruited this evil fanged minion after discovering his ability to control the fire-breathing dragons, forcing them to do his bidding. Fang Man used the Dragosaurs of the past to assist the Evil Lord of Destruction in his plans when Skeletor used the Wheel of Infinity to go back in time to stop Castle Grayskull from being built. Eventually defeated by He-Man with the destruction of the Wheel, Skeletor abandoned Fang Man in the past where he resides with his ancestors on Dragosaur Isle, waiting for the return of his master. Fang Man had piercing teeth and used his mind-control ability to manipulate fire-breathing species.
After several millennia of bitter retreat, Draego-Man discovered Skeletor's plans to enslave his dragon kin and use them as weapons against the Royal Palace. He returned from hiding to join Skeletor's Evil Warriors seeking revenge against all who betrayed him. This fire-breathing menace used his flame breath and ability to manipulate fire to battle for the side of evil!
A descendant of the ancient Snake Men, Khan of the Clan Kobra became fascinated with the many legends of their victories in the Great Wars. After breaking into the archives of Eternos Palace, he learned that the great King Hssss had been locked in the Void at the end of the war. In a ruse to free his King, Khan joined forces with Skeletor and, with the help of Evil-Lyn, acquired Zodak's staff, the key to freeing his Snake Men brethren. Together he and Evil-Lyn opened the Snake Pit portal releasing Hssss and his ageless army, returning their terror to Eternia. The evil “Master of Snakes” went on to loyally serve Hssss, controlling his prey with his evil hypnotic mist!
A loyal leader in King Hssss' army, Slltyo of the Rattlor House was the evil creature with the quick strike, as well as the first of the Snake Men to escape their imprisonment in the Void. He worked with the Snake Men descendent Kobra Khan to liberate the entire serpent army. Once freed, Hssss quickly began a three-way war against the Masters of the Universe and Skeletor's Evil Warriors, with Rattlor leading the attack.
Snake Face, the most gruesome of the Snake Men warriors, had been trapped with the entire Snake Army in the Void for five millennia, but eventually was called forth by King Hssss to do battle once again after their release ~ this time against new enemies ~ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Snake Face slithered after his enemies, then turned them to stone.
The older brother of Duncan, Malcom had served under King Miro during the Great Unrest, but was wounded in battle and stricken with magical amnesia. After wandering through Eternia, he settled in the Mystic Mountains in a mining settlement, unable to piece together how he had lost his battalion. His life changed when the Snake Men attacked his town and he helped save the Masters of the Universe from their trap. In doing so, Malcom shattered his right hand, and in gratitude, Duncan replaced it with a robotic strong arm. Known from then on as Fisto, the heroic hand-tohand fighter made up with his brother and fought as a heroic member of the Masters of the Universe, smashing evil with his giant knuckles!
As a master of several forms of martial arts, Jitsu was often on the frontline in battle against Randor and his Masters. During the Battle for Gretori Bridge, he was wounded by his archenemy Fisto and had his hand replaced with a golden robotic implant by Tri-Klops.
Originally a blacksmith from the Eternian village of Nordling, Kleffton was fused with an enchanted suit of spiked armor and a mystic trident when he attempted to steal a scroll from the city’s high priests. Banished from his home, Kleffton became an outcast, wandering into the Sands of Time. He was discovered by Skeletor, who saw his natural talent to forge weapons and recruited him to battle against the Snake Men. From thn on known as Spikor, the untouchable master of evil combat, he served Skeletor by creating new arms and armor for the Overlord of Evil. Spikor used his spike-studded body and trident arm as mighty weapons!
In a series of further miscalculations, Evil-Lyn helped release Hordak from his inter-dimensional prison as well, unleashing yet another old threat upon the people of Eternia. With his ageless army, Hordak returned to once again claim the planet’s hidden magical properties for his own. Finding his former pupil Skeletor on the throne following the apparent "death" of King Randor, Hordak upgraded his armor with a Hurricane Blaster. The danger faced by the forces of good had been tripled!
Leader of a race of Eternian cat warriors called Qadians, Chief Carnivus Fervelius III kept his people safe high in the village of Felis Qadi. For many years the Qadians kept neutral stance, preferring not to get involved in the affairs of other tribes, but with the rise of Skeletor and the subsequent release of the Snake Men and the Horde from their inter-dimensional prisons, Carnivus agreed to re-evaluate his core principles and joined the struggle for freedom, armed with the Sword of Saz and his ancestral shield, allying himself and his people with King Randor's new Eternian Council. Carnivus used his feline agility and great courage to fight evil.
Apprentice to Gwildor the inventor, Jey often daydreamed of a life as a member of the Masters of the Universe. His dreams became a reality when he was selected along with five other inventors by the Science Council to journey to Eternos to present his latest creation; the Photog Emulator. During the presentation, a slight miscalculation lead to a flux overload merging Jey with his invention. Finding he could drain his enemies’ powers and display their defeat on his chest, Jay called himself the Fearless Photog and was offered membership with his idols in the Masters of the Universe. Photog drains his enemies’ power, displaying their defeat for all to see!
Originally built by Man-At-Arms to cover for He-Man when Prince Adam was needed, the robot which would come to be known as Faker was abandoned in the royal junkyard after his first mission and salvaged by the evil warrior Tri-Klops. At the request of Skeletor, Faker was reprogrammed to replace He-Man and convince the people of Eternia that He-Man had betrayed King Randor and turned to evil.
When Skeletor banished Randor to Despondos, he used Faker to convince the royal court that He-Man was not only a Gar, but also responsible for the King's "death." This ruse turned the people of Eternia against He-Man and the Masters soon became renegades in their own land. Driven to the underground caves of Tundaria, the Masters reformed as an elite attack squad. They returned to the surface and found not only Skeletor ruling Eternia, but King Hssss and a newly returned Hordak also challenging for control. To enhance his strength for these new battles ahead, the heroic leader used the Powers of Grayskull to energize his weapons, giving them a new Thunder Punch to combat evil!
After Skeletor banished King Randor to Despondos, he seized his rightful throne and dismantled the Eternian Palace Guards. Loyal to Marlena and the Royal Household, Lt. John Spector was cut off from the Masters of the Universe when he was thrown into a time portal and flung into the future.
As the ruler of Eternia following Randor's banishment, Skeletor created a new magical armor infused with a dreadful Eternian Dragon, giving him the power to paralyze his enemies at first glance. His rule was cut short, however, when Skeletor's former master Hordak returned from Despondos with the help of Evil-Lyn. Forced into a war on multiple fronts, Skeletor continued to lead his Evil Warriors into battle, often having to fight side-by-side with his former enemies - the renegade Masters of the Universe. Perched on his master's armor, the Evil Dragon "pet" of Skeletor stopped his enemies cold with his paralyzing jet spray of venom.
When Hordak escaped to Eternia, She-Ra followed him through a Laser Gate along with several of her friends and allies with the help of Light Hope. Swiftwind remained with her, loyal as always, as did Frosta. Once there, the Princess of Power joined forces with her brother and the now renegade Masters of the Universe, who without King Randor, had become outcasts in their own land, fighting against Hordak's new tyranny!
A peasant from Etheria, Jaxton was one of three athletes abducted by Hordak and cast into his experimentation matrix. There, like the others, Jaxton was grafted with cybernetic parts giving him both amazing powers and a bizarre form. After crossing through a Lasergate to Eternia with the Evil Horde, Snout Spout escaped and joined with the renegade Masters of the Universe. Self-conscious about his appearance, and called "Snout Spout" for his abilities to blast water from his cybernetic trunk, Jaxton often feels that everyone is always laughing at him. But when the Snake Men slithered out and enemies attacked, the heroic water-blasting firefighter blasted them back with a super jet spray!
The heroes were caught in a four-way war with the Snake Men, Skeletor, and Hordak, and She-Ra used her cloned sword to harmonize with and channel the Power of Grayskull to form new arms and armor in the midst of battle. Her Bubble Power Armor greatly enhanced her stamina and allowed her to funnel great fumes of energy at her foes.
Thought of for many centuries to be an urban legend, the creature called “Moss Man” was in fact an ancient Eternian nature god and one-time ally to King Grayskull named Kreann'ot N'Norosh. During the rise of Skeletor and the subsequent battles with the Snake Men and Horde invaders, Moss Man often joined forces with the Masters of the Universe, helping to protect freedom for all forms of life.
When Hordak returned to Eternia, the savage gorilla warlord known as Gygor was freed by Evil-Lyn in her attempt to bolster Skeletor's forces against the new Horde army. Gygor used his great strength to fight the Heroic Warriors.
Duncan heroically served King Randor throughout their battles with Skeletor and the Snake Men as Eternia's chief war strategist and weapons maker, but when he was exposed to the magical Serpent's Ring, he was permanently transformed by King Hssss into a Snake Man, now Duncan of the Viper Clan. Under this evil spell, the transformed master of weapons used his genius to create great and horrific machines of war for the Snake Men as they battled for control of Eternia.
After Randor and Miro returned from Despondos, the Three Towers rose.
Eventually, Kobra Khan manipulated King Hssss into demoting Rattlor, who defected to the evil Horde army. Under Hordak, Rattlor became better known as "The General" for his keen insight into enemy strategy. After sounding his sinister battle rattle, Rattlor lashed out at victims with his terrible quick-strike head!
Using the combined power of the returned Central Tower with the newly created Cosmic Key, The Sorceress disguised He-Man and sent him back to Preternia–the days when his ancestor, King Grayskull, fought for freedom against the Horde invaders and Snake Men from the Nameless Dimension. Disguised in a cloak and mask, He-Man could not reveal his true identity to his own ancestor! Quickly allying himself with Grayskull and the wizard-warrior, He-Ro, He-Man aided them in many battles, even turning the tide of the first Ultimate Battleground. During this battle he learned the secret to defeating the Snake Men and with this knowledge returned to his own time to finally stop King Hssss once and for all but not before The Sorceress of Grayskull was wounded by King Hssss' venom.
Knowing that her time was short, she quickly arranged a mission with Teela to the Elder's training citadel in the Polar Ice Cap. Here, the Sorceress revealed Teela's true heritage: that she was secretly her magically cloned daughter and destined to become the next guardian of Castle Grayskull and its secrets! Although in a state of disbelief, Teela knew in her heart that her mother spoke the truth. The Heroic Heir trained with the Sorceress until the venom overtook her mother and she returned to Grayskull as the new guardian. Teela used her new magic to protect the Power of Grayskull and guard the safety of all Eternians.
During the Second Ultimate Battleground, several hundred Griffins were commanded by Beast Man to attack Grayskull Tower, hoping to weaken the Master's defense perimeter.
Evil-Lyn found herself again allied with Skeletor during the Second Ultimate Battleground. Under a spell cast by her, Clawful's dull wits were enhanced turning him into a keen warrior and strategist. He fought alongside Skeletor, leading a battalion of Skeleton Warriors during the Second Ultimate Battle Ground, though Fearless Photog heroically fought during the Second Ultimate Battleground helping to defeat several of Skeletor's warriors including both Clawful and Whiplash.
Megator’s remains were discovered millennia after his death by King Hssss, who magically reanimated him into a mindless zombie. He served the leader of the Snake Men and fought against both Hordak and the Masters of the Universe in the Second Ultimate Battleground--once again dying on the battlefield.
During the Second Ultimate Battleground, Cy-Chop was hired by Hordak to bolster his forces against the Snake Men and Masters of the Universe. Using his robotic scissor blades, Cy-Chop struck out at his enemies, but only for the right price!
The frozen Fighting Foe Men were discovered by Hordak who set them free in return for serving in his army during the Second Ultimate Battleground.
Moss Man, the heroic spy and master of camouflage, was instrumental in helping the Masters win the Second Ultimate Battleground using his powers over plant life and his “fur” of forest green to fool and frustrate his wicked foes!
Hordak used his Hurricane Blaster’s wicked whirling weapons to challenge the Lord of Destruction and drive the Snake Men back into hibernation. After ripping through the walls of Snake Mountain, Hurricane Hordak cast off his battle shield and advanced on Skeletor, whirling his thunderball mace!
Eventually, Duncan was forced to battle against Clamp Champ, who had since replaced him as Royal Man-At-Arms. In their epic final duel during the Second Ultimate Battleground, Duncan was mortally wounded, but not before momentarily recovering his humanity thanks to a spell cast by his daughter Teela, the new Sorceress of Grayskull.
During the Second Ultimate Battleground, Hordak and King Hssss' grand army pressed in against the allied heroes of Eternia. In the darkest moment of battle, all hope seemed lost as many heroes fell, including Snake Man-At-Arms and Stratos. Reaching out through the Orb of Power, hidden deep inside Castle Grayskull, He-Man and the new Sorceress used an unrepeatable spell to call upon the Power of Grayskull and infuse life into the very spirit of the castle itself. Rising from the castle's hidden Chamber of Defense, the Castle Grayskullman marched into battle, swinging his dual swords of power, helping to turn the tide.
At the end, defeated and stripped of her powers by the new Sorceress of Grayskull, Evil-Lyn used the Cosmic Key and the power of the Central Tower to return to the future to find a new life with her long lost child: the son of Skeletor!
The New Adventures of He-Man
After defeating Hordak, Skeletor turned his ambition to the Horde Empire, forming a coalition of mutants and outcasts to conquer the universe.
A great pilot and daring space ace from the cloud city of Leviton on Planet Primus, TC Icarius Kaz was equipped and ready to ‘flip’ into battle at a moment’s notice. After his 18th birthday, he left home to join the Galactic Protectors. Rising to the rank of Lieutenant, Icarius travelled with Captain Hydron on his quest to find the legendary twin warriors prophesied to defeat the Evil Horde Empire. Arriving on the distant planet Eternia shortly after the end of the Second Ultimate Battleground, they recruited not only He-Man and She-Ra but several other members of the Masters of the Universe who were eager to pursue Skeletor to the stars. Nicknamed “Flipshot” Icarius utilized a battle helmet, back-mounted jet pack and concussion grenade wrist rockets in battle against Skeletor and his new Space Mutant army.
She -Ra remained on Eternia to fight off evil until both she and He-Man were called to the stars to fulfill their destiny, traveling to the Tri-Solar System to end the oppression of the Horde Empire.
After Skeletor left Eternia for the stars, Jitsu took over Snake Mountain, ruling it with an iron fist. As deadly as he was silent, Jitsu used his chopping power to get his evil way!
Chosen as Zodac’s replacement in the Cosmic Enforcers, the light-powered warrior Gepher was tasked by the Overlords of Trolla to investigate his predecessor’s assassination on Eternia. Finding Jitsu ruling Snake Mountain and evil spreading across the land, Gepher, known as Strobo, carried out his Masters’ assignment by forcefully maintaining neutrality in He-man’s absence. He turned the tide of several battles, fighting both with and sometimes against the remaining Masters of the Universe. Strobo wore armor enhancements originally created by the scientists of Anwat Gar. His chest plate could project force fields and energy blasts to stun or even disintegrate those who opposed his will. Strobo used the forces of light to battle his enemies.
One of The Lord of Destruction’s new allies was Optikk, a Space Mutant Spy whose real name could only pronounced through a series of blinks, as his head was simply a massive eyeball. This spyeye was specially adapted to see through the dense fog of the polar region of his home planet, Denebria, making him an ideal spy. Optikk carried a photon neutralizer, which made him one of the most feared of the Space Mutants in the Tri-Solar System. Optikk served Skeletor by keeping an eye on He-Man and all the Galactic Protectors of the Planet Primus.
The grotesque, scaly, web-footed creature from Denebria's stinking Quagmire Swamp named Kalamarr had his head permanently encased in a plasteelium dome full of the swamp's foul waters. Known as “Slush Head,” he carried a trident spear gun and a saber axe as well as two huge mechanical tentacles for grabbing and crushing his foes. As a petty thug and pickpocket, Kalamarr had bounced in and out of Prison Starr throughout his youth. Just when he had begun getting his life in order, Skeletor arrived on his quest to overthrow the Horde Empire. The promise of riches and power were enough to sway this mutant moron and goon squad member to Skeletor's evil ways.
Stickel-Vat had a head as hard as the rocks of the desert region of Denebria where he lived. Unfortunately for the other evil mutants he also possessed as much brain power. Although armed with a laser ax, it was the terrible bone-crushing karate blows that made him so fearsome and which gave him his moniker: “Karatti.” Fortunately for the Galactic Protectors, he was as cowardly as most of the other inhabitants of Denebria and would only attack those whom he knew to be weaker than himself. He gladly allied himself with Skeletor, who offered promises of power and wealth to all who aided him in mutiny against the Horde. Karatti used his bone-bashing mutant combat moves to fight the Galactic Protectors.
He-Ro: Son of He-Man
After his sister defeated Horde Prime, the threat of Adam’s old enemy Skeletor once more called He-man to one final battle. In an epic duel on the Jaw Bridge of the great Temple of Power on Trolla, He-man at last defeated Skeletor in single combat. Recovering the Vortex Key, He-man could now return to his home world. There he found his queen mother keeping the throne and mourning the passing of King Randor. Taking his rightful place as his father’s heir, Adam became King He-man ruling over all Eternia with his wisdom and strength. He married Teela and ruled together.
Their son Dare took over his father’s legacy as the new He-Ro, defender of Eternia and the wielder of the Sword of Power.
Late in life, Queen Marlena used the power of the Cosmic Key to return to her homeworld, where she discovered a great secret that linked the two planets she called home!
Upon arriving in this new time following Skeletor’s takeover of Eternos years ago, Lt. John Spector served the new King He-Man and was given a special suit reverse engineered from the Cosmic Key. Using its powers, Spector could travel into time, fighting for the Royal Family as their agent throughout Eternia's history. The Mighty Spector uses his Vortex Suit to turn the tide in battle, loyally serving the King and Queen of Eternia as the heroic master of time travel!
So legendary were the deeds of Grayskull’s knight Sir-Laser Lot that King He-Man sent one of his loyal Time Agents into the past to bring him forward to his time. There, Sir Laser-Lot became the King’s new Man-At-Arms, training both the Royal Guards and the King’s young son Dare in ancient battle techniques. Sir Laser-Lot used his energy blade to fight for chivalry and justice in any time.
What the Crap?
When an impacted wisdom tooth or an infected molar threatens the oral health of anyone in the Dark or Light Hemispheres, Dr. Moe Larrstein, a deranged Eternian, Dentist who calls himself Mo-Larr, can’t be far behind! Relentlessly, even psychotically dedicated to his craft, Mo-Larr has been known to travel to the gates of Snake Mountain itself to insist his clients keep their “appointments!” Whether hero or villain, it's all the same to Mo-Larr — the sworn enemy of all Eternian cavities! Although lacking any skin, Skeletor’s bony exterior has left him open to oral decay and poor dental hygiene. When his wails of pain become too much, his servants Grizzlor and Beastman have been known to call upon the only known expert in Eternia who can help — Mo-Larr the Eternian Dentist! Quick to forget, Skeletor often loses track of his appointments, distracted by his massage chair and Eternian periodical collection.