WTF Is That? In She-Ra The Princesses of Power (2018)

It has astonished even us, Junkies. She-Ra and The Princesses of Power is a hot topic on AFJ's Facebook page. Everything from dumpster fire memes to people's enthusiasm for the show. We've seen the teaser trailer (HERE on AFJ), spotted a few images, and even considered going to the NYCC 2018 panel presentation (details HERE). It then became abundantly clear, we know nothing about She-Ra. Well, besides the fact that Adora (aka She-Ra) is Prince Adam's (aka He-Man) twin sister who protects Etheria from the Evil Horde, who are run by the evil Hordak. We know all that because of the He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985). So we decided to tackle all the announced characters for the new DreamWorks series that will premiere on Netflix (11/16/18). Where did we get these bios on each of the characters and the images? We took them from the original MattyCollector figures. We are an action figure website (predominantly) and Mattel did a fantastic job in bringing the animated characters to action figure life. Enjoy, Junkies! #AFJ4LIFE

Adora/She-Ra
Real Name: Adora of the House of Randor
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 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 sword which she held aloft to become She-Ra the most powerful woman in the universe.

Sea Hawk – Heroic Etherian Pirate
Real Name: Captain Jeoff Blithe
Son of the legendary Captain Falcon, Sea Hawk is a commander of the Solar Sailor crew and a pirate without peer. Whereas his father was an indisputably good man with a kind heart who stole gold from the Horde to give to the poor, Sea Hawk grew up to be decidedly greedy and shameless. He worked as a “hired ship,” transporting cargo for the Horde until Adora convinced him to aid the rebellion and choose freedom over money. While shipwrecked on a magical island, Sea Hawk found his long-lost father who bestowed upon his son an armament of mystical weapons to aid him in his quest to overthrow the Horde Empire. Sea Hawk is now a magically armed hero fighting against the Evil Horde!

Bow 
Real Name: Kyle Reccula
After wandering through Despondos for several centuries and unable to return to Eternia. Hordak and his ageless army eventually claimed Etheria as a new throne world. Deposing the local monarchs and ruling the people through fear. A nobleman in Queen Angela's court, Kyle was one of many brave warriors who took up the arms against the Horde invaders and joined the Great Rebellion. Nicknamed "Bow" due to his natural ability as an archer, each of his arrows possesses different powers and he has a magical heart that beats frantically when She-Ra is in danger. Bow, is secretly in love with Princess Adora, unaware that she and She-Ra are one in the same!

Shadow Weaver - Evil Mistress of Dark Magic
Real Name: Beatrix
Born in the Etherian Kingdom of Mystacor, 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 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 all the while secretly planning to overthrow Hordak and claim his power for her own!

Castaspella - Enchantress Who Hypnotizes
Real Name: Esmeralda
Beautiful friend to She-Ra, Castaspella is one of the most powerful mages on Etheria. After the Horde claimed her beautiful planet as a new homeworld during their banishment in Despondos, Castaspella became a leader in the Great Rebellion helping to defend the people of Etheria with her magic. She has been known to temporarily hypnotize her foes, and although she can be a bit flighty at times, her strength and courage have helped her fight the oppression of Hordak. She is special friends with both Angella and Frosta and only uses her magic for good.

Glimmer - The Guide Who Lights The Way
Real Name: Glimmer of the House of Brightmoon
With the power to light the way, Glimmer uses her abilities against the darkness with her staff and headdress which glow in the dark. This brash, impulsive ever-cheery, young lady is one of the deposed princesses of Etheria, a fact she never lets anyone forget. Her recklessness often causes problems, but she is a fun, young woman who can laugh through the direst of circumstances and pass on her good cheer to her comrades. She followed She-Ra along with several other members of The Great Rebellion to Eternia to join up with the renegade Masters of the Universe and continue the fight against The Evil Horde. After She-Ra left Eternia for the stars, Glimmer returned to Etheria taking her rightful place helping to rule over the Kingdom of Brightmoon.

Catra
Real Name: C'YRA of D'RILUTH III
A disputed monarch from the Tri-Star System, C'yra joined the Horde Empire and was given a magical mask which granted her secret powers such as the ability to transform into a panther. She traveled with Horde Commander Kur to Eternia on his mission to ensure He-Ro was destroyed. There, along with the rest of the Horde army, she was caught up in the Great Wars and eventually banished to Despondos by King Grayskull. She remained with her leader throughout their banishment and was eventually promoted to Force Captain after Hordak's step-daughter betrayed the Horde to the Etherian Rebellion. Catra's jealously of She-Ra has become her greatest weakness.

Angella (aka Queen Angella) - Angelic Winged Guide
Real Name: Angella the Third, Queen Regent of Bright Moon
Angella was the regent queen of one of Etheria's largest kingdoms. After Hordak invaded her planet, Bright Moon was overthrown and Angela and all her subjects were declared slaves of the Horde Empire. Believing in her heart that all people have the right to be free, Angella was the first monarch to openly fight back against the oppression of the Horde. Forming the Great Rebellion with other key leaders, she brought her people to the safety of the Whispering Woods, just outside of Hordak’s evil influence. There they regrouped an formed an attack squad to wage war and once again free Etheria and all of its people. After Hordak abandoned Etheria, Angella stayed behind to help rebuild her kingdom and the beauty of the planet. Beautiful and helpful, Angella is lovely and very intuitive- she can sense when danger is near an has the ability to fly like an angel.

Hordak - Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde
Real Name: Hec-Tor Kur
Second born heir to the Horde Empire, Hec-Tor Kur arrived on the planet Eternia while battling the cosmic warrior He-Ro. Taking the name Hordak, he raised an army and challenged the Snake Men for rule over the planet. And although he defeated King Hssss, Grayskull, leader of the free people of Eternia succeeded in banishing him to the dimension of Despondos. 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.

Scorpia - Stinging Horde Enforcer
Real Name: Lynda D'ream
After watching Hordak ruthlessly take over the Kingdom of Brightmoon, Scorpia chose to surrender her Crimson Waste fiefdom to the new conqueror, hoping it was better to keep Hordak as an ally than an enemy. She is a member of the Scorpioni, a race of female dominant warriors with claw like hands and stinging armored tails. While a cunning warrior, she is inept in magic, always preferring hand-to-claw combat with her foes. Occasionally she uses a powerful tank called the Crawler which blasts sleep rays and sting lasers. When Hordak abandoned Etheria for a planet with greater natural magic, Scorpia stayed behind to rule her desert kingdom and hoping one day all of Etheria itself!

Entrapta - Tricky Golden Beauty
Real Name: Es'Tra Vesselak

After the Horde invaded Etheria, Catra was sent down with the initial invasion force to assess the level of resistance. Befriending an illegitimate ruler of Brightmoon, Catra recruited Es'Tra to join the Horde and help them conquer the planet. Using her ultra-long magical hair, Es'Tra became known as Entrapta for her ability to capture enemies. Her arms, legs, and torso are made from the shiniest gold on all Etheria. Her hair is pink and purple and the longest of anyone in the land. When She-Ra or her friends come near to see the shiny gold of Entrapta, she traps them in her ultra-long hair. She remained with Hordak after he abandoned Etheria for his original goal- the magiks of Eternia, enough power to take command of the entire Horde Empire.

Perfuma - Scent-Sational Flower Maiden
Real Name: Tara
Born on Etheria in an enchanted flower garden far, far away where sunflowers sand and daffodils danced, Tara was taught by the magical flowers to put people to sleep. She now uses this secret power to help She-Ra and the Great Rebellion. Whenever Catra and the Evil Horde try to make mischief she opens her petals into a beautiful blossom. As soon as enemies get a whiff of her perfume, all they want to do is fall into a deep slumber. She later used her power on Eternia, traveling with She-Ra to join the heroic Masters of the Universe in the continuing battle against Hordak. With power over everything that grows, Perfuma's enemies come near and are put to sleep with her floral aroma. Even Hordak couldn't stand the beautiful scents of Perfuma's magic and had to beg She-Ra to take her away!

Mermista - Mermaid friend of She-Ra
Real Name:
Elaysia
Water maiden of Etheria, Mermista loves to spend time on both land and sea but makes her home in the hidden Crystal Falls. She has the power over water and all creatures of the sea. From thunderous crashing waves to gentle life-giving streams, are all within her power. She also has the power to spray magical waters at her foes. Equally happy to frolic beneath the pale blue sky or swim the depths of the deep blue sea, she is happiest when she visits She-Ra and her friends. When the Horde threatens to spoil the fun, Mermista mist-i-fies her foes with her magic spraying necklace. During the Second Ultimate Battleground, she was confronted by the evil Mer-Man of Eternia and was forced to behead him with his own trident to protect her life. Mermista prefers peace but when evil arises this warrior maiden of the sea will fight to protect her friends. 

Frosta - Ice Empress of Etheria
Real Name: Queen Mackenzie
The beautiful and exotic friend of She-Ra, Mackenzie is queen of the Kingdom of Snows, high in the mountains of Etheria. She possesses a magic wand that whistles like the wind and lets her conjure ice spells and freezing rain against her enemies. This power has given her a reputation as the Ice Empress of Etheria, although she prefers being called Frosta by her friends. With the exception of her magic powers, she is otherwise a normal human female. She is sweet, kind and loyal to her allies. Together with She-Ra and other members of the Great Rebellion, she traveled through a Laser Gate to Eternia joining with the Renegade Masters of the Universe in the continued fight against Hordak’s tyranny! Frosta freezes her enemies with her magic spells.

Netossa - Captivating Beauty
Real Name: Vivian Redretta

Hailing from the far reaches of Etheria, beyond the reach of the Horde, Vivian became an expert marksman, perfecting the art of net tossing to capture enemies and vandals. She is able to fool her adversaries by pretending not to notice that an evildoer is nearby. But if they get too close, she pulls back her cape's hidden drawstrings and the surprised culprit is 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, Netossa can be so helpful in wrapping up trouble!

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