"Into Etheria"
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Cartoon Series: She-Ra Princess of Power 1985-87
Producer: Filmation
Season: 1
Writer: Larry DiTillio
Year: 1985
Director: Gwen Wetzler
Production No: PP001


Original Airdate: September, 9,1985

Inside Castle Grayskull on the planet Eternia, the Sorceress tosses in her sleep. She experiences a painful flashback of an armored villain stealing an infant and escaping through a portal. The Sorceress wakes, only to find a glowing sword beckoning her. She follows it into another room, where it opens a door. The sword suddenly drops to the ground, prompting the Sorceress to summon Prince Adam and Cringer.

The Sorceress can only tell Adam that he must take the sword to another world and find its owner. Adam immediately recognizes the sword's resemblance to his own, except for the jewel in its center. He and Cringer step into the portal and find themselves in a lush forest area. They soon locate a small town, Thaymor, and go into the Laughing Swan Inn for lunch. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by two rebels named Bow and Kowl.

Suddenly, three Horde Troopers enter the inn, and immediately disrupt the peace. When they threaten the bard, Adam takes action. Bow joins him, and soon they defeat the Troopers. Bow invites Adam to the Whispering Woods, declaring that Adam is now part of the Great Rebellion.

Meanwhile, at the Fright Zone, a Horde spy tells the evil Hordak that two rebels humiliated their Troopers in the kingdom of Bright Moon. Shadow Weaver warns Hordak that a troublesome stranger has arrived on Etheria. Catra thinks the incidents could be related. Hordak vows to teach the rebels a lesson.

Meanwhile, Bow, Kowl, Arrow, Adam, and Cringer go to the Whispering Woods. Spragg gives Cringer a scare on the way, but soon they are in the rebels' camp. The rebel leader, Glimmer, is thrilled to meet Adam. Suddenly, Madame Razz and Broom fly into the camp. Madame Razz informs her fellow rebels that the Horde has placed the entire village of Thaymor under arrest, because two men claiming to be rebels humiliated three of their Troopers that morning.

Bow and Adam realize that it is their fault, but as Bow suggests that he will surrender himself, Adam suggests that the rebellion fight the Horde. Glimmer agrees, and soon the rebels are in Horde territory. The Horde warriors Catra, Leech, Mantenna, and Scorpia are particularly bored, and do not appreciate the presence of their Force Captain, Adora. When the rebels attack, Mantenna's stun beams take care of most of them. The rebels appear to be defeated until Prince Adam's "friend" shows up as promised, He-Man. While Battle Cat and Spragg take care of Mantenna and Catra, He-Man pursues Force Captain Adora. She runs into a room, and he follows.

He-man takes out the sword that the Sorceress gave him and tries to use it against her, but it begins to glow. He-Man realizes Adora is the one that he came to find, but a Horde Trooper's laser knocks him out. Force Captain Adora picks up the sword, and He-Man is a prisoner of the Horde.

Synopsis by Zadoc Angell and James Eatock

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