She-Ra Princess of Power: The Great Rebellion
Melendy Britt voices:
Princess Adora/She-Ra
First seen in the episode " Into Etheria "/" She-Ra Unchained "

Images taken from the episodes " Jungle Fever "/" The Caregiver "


Adora is leader of the Great Rebellion and secretly disguised as She-Ra, the Princess of Power.

Princess Adora was born to King Randor and Queen Marlena of the planet Eternia, along with twin-brother Adam at around the time we would call Christmas. [ He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special ] However, at this time, the planet was being attacked by the Evil Horde, an intergalactic army terrorising thousands of different worlds. Hordak, leader of the Horde, realised that Eternia was one planet that would not fall to the Horde's onslaught, so as revenge on the King, Queen and the planet itself, he kidnapped Adora. Attempting to steal Adam too, Hordak was stopped by Man-At-Arms - who was sadly too late to re-claim Adora.

Hordak escaped, via a secret portal, to another world. The whole of Eternia was left grieving at the disappearance of the Princess, so the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull cast a spell over the planet that wiped the memories of all Eternians, except herself, the King, Queen and Man-At-Arms, to save them the pain and loss Hordak had caused. The few who knew, searched for her for many years, but their efforts came to nothing, leaving her parents wondering if she was still even alive. [ 04 ]

Meanwhile, Adora was still alive, but serving Hordak, unbeknownst to the fact that her real parents had been searching endlessly for her. [ 01 , 02 ]

Adora was being looked after by Chakra, the Horde's Caregiver for the young Hordesmen and women. The two built a very close relationship - so therefore it is unsurprising that Chakra would later choose to join Adora in the Great Rebellion. [ 77 ]

It would also seem that Adora was supposedly close to Shadow Weaver, the Horde Witch and also the very one to have cast a vicious spell upon her to force Adora to blindly accept the Horde's evil reign. [ 02 ]
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Shadow Weaver's influence affects Adora ~ SOUND

As she grew, Hordak became more aware of Adora's potential and placed her under the command of General Sunder [ 67 ] - however, he would later make her Horde Force Captain, a position which Catra would later take over, commanding Troopers and villains alike. [ 01 ] She didn't seem to get along with anyone in her power, just as they didn't seem to get along with her. The only person who we would discover was a friend of Adora's when she was in the Horde was Loni. However, she soon left to fight the Horde with her friend after Hordak revealed his villainous ways to her. [ 14 ]

It was when she was 19 that her life really began to change. Back on Eternia, the Sorceress was experiencing strange dreams reminding her of Adora's capture by Hordak.

A sword, not disimilar to Prince Adam's, appeared in front of her when she awoke from her nightmare and led her to a previously unopened time corridor. The door swung open, leaving the Sorceress to assume that the time had come...

She contacted Prince Adam to seek out the person to whom the sword should belong. He and Cringer journeyed forth and into the magical world of Etheria. [ 01 ]

When he, as He-Man, unexpectedly found the one he came to find, he was shocked and momentarily stunned by a Horde Trooper. He-Man was taken prisoner and Adora took the sword, curious of its secrets. [ 01 ]

After seeing what the Horde was really like, due to He-Man's advice, Adora confronted the Horde leaders. However, just as it had proved powerful before, Shadow Weaver's magic proved powerful again, causing the Princess to forget all she had seen that day. [ 02 ]

However, Shadow Weaver's magic was nothing compared to the power of Castle Grayskull and, soon enough, Adora was contacted by the Sorceress, who revealed everything to her.
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The Sorceress of Grayskull reveals all to the Eternian Princess ~ SOUND

Adora held aloft the Sword of Protection, which she had been presented with and called:
For the honour of Grayskull! I AM SHE-RA!

Adora fulfilled her destiny by becoming She-Ra, Princess of Power. [ 03 ]

She-Ra was given several specific powers, besides her immense strength - communicating with animals [first in 05 ], healing the injured [first in 05 ] and transforming her sword into various different objects. [first in 10 ] In several instances, this transformation enabled her sword to have a mind of its own - her shield, without any warning could hover in mid-air and then miraculously fly back to its owner [ 56 ] and her rope could coil itself around objects without being told to [ 39 ]. However, the sword itself could also obey She-Ra's every command - when told to cut, it did so, foiling Catra's plans in one episode [ 30 ]. The jewel in her sword was an ample weapon too, so it would seem, firing a ray, a missile of sorts, able to destroy anything in its path, when required [ 10 , He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special , 77 ].

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here to view a pictorial summary of the transformations employed by the Sword of Protection

Adora returned to Eternia to meet her family and close friends for the first time soon after. However, after a short stay, which included an introduction to Eternia's main villain, Skeletor, she told her parents that she was to return to Etheria and dutifully help free it from Hordak. Her parents were disappointed, but understood her reasons. [ 04 , 05 ]

Only later in the series would Adora be reunited with her grandfather, Miro. Oddly enough, Miro seems to remember Adora from her days as a baby, completely contradicting the earlier plot device of the Sorceress wiping all Eternians' memories. [ 13 ]

Adam/He-Man would, however, appear all too often and love between the two would always be heavily highlighted. He would arrive on visits [ 13 , 35 , 81 ], to help out [ 29 , 83 , 91 ] or after being unquestionably transported to Etheria. [ 15 , 27 ]

After the Rebellion's first victory over the Horde [ 05 ], we would soon discover that Adora, for no apparent reason, had been appointed the position of Rebel Leader. [ 07 ] This position would be put to the test several times throughout the series - Adora would have to speak publicly about her job so that others would join the Rebellion [ 17 ], educate youngsters about how the Horde rules [ 26 ] and manage attacks on the Horde bases [ 53 ].

Just as she would have to cope with the organisation of the Rebellion, her dilemmas involving the secret additional identity of She-Ra would usually make for an interesting plot. Adora would lose her sword in several instances [ 60 , 82 , 92 ], her voice [ 17 ], and also her memory [ 57 ]. If these sticky-situation weren't enough, Adora would also have to face the opinions of those who did not know of her secret identity; knowing that she must leave her family to fight the Horde [ 05 ], some calling her 'just an ordinary woman' [ 50 ] and her own friends running off into danger, believing that She-Ra would help them at all costs [ 66 ]. Perhaps her biggest physical achievement, however, was climbing to the summit of Skydancer Mountain unaided in order to seek the help of Light Hope to replace the cracked stone in her sword [ 21 ].

Adora's role as a traitor to the Horde Army would be used as the focus of many-an-early-episode [ 07 , 14 , 17 ] but this would slow down without a doubt as the series went on, with only mild references made to her past. [ 57 , 79 , 93 ]

The first piece of non-family/Horde development Adora obtained was in her introduction to Sea Hawk, where she showed signs of a physical attraction to the pirate-scoundrel [ 07 ]. This would be further examined later in the series, when she worries that Sea Hawk prefers She-Ra's company to Adora's. [ 16 ] It is soon revealed that Adora's fears are completely irrational and she and Sea Hawk soon lock lips for the first time. [ 59 ] Sea Hawk also presented his 'girlfriend' with an enchanted locket, which would signal him via his own if Adora's safety was ever endangered. [ 82 ]

The above evidence is not to say that She-Ra was never the focus of such male-interest. Bow [ 12 , 31 , 52 ], Tarbin [ 61 ] and Orko's Uncle Montork [ 65 ] all expressed an interest in the Princess of Power.


She-Ra Princess of Power: The Great Rebellion: Cartoon Appearances
Princess Adora

Season One

Into Etheria
Beast Island
She-Ra Unchained
Reunions
Battle for Bright Moon
Duel at Devlan
The Sea Hawk
The Red Knight
The Missing Ax
The Prisoners of Beast Island
The Peril of Whispering Woods
The Laughing Dragon
King Miro's Journey
Friendship
He Ain't Heavy
Return of the Sea Hawk
A Loss for Words
Horde Prime Takes A Holiday
Enchanted Castle
Three Courageous Hearts
The Stone in the Sword
The Crystal Castle
The Crown of Knowledge
The Mines of Mondor
Small Problems
Book Burning
The Eldritch Mist
Bow's Farewell
Play It Again, Bow
The Reluctant Wizard
Friends Are Where You Find Them
A Talent for Trouble
Troll's Dream
Gateway to Trouble
The Unicorn King
The Anxious Apprentice
Zoo Story
Into the Dark Dimension
Treasure of the First Ones
Glimmer's Story
Enemy With My Face
Welcome Back, Kowl
The Rock People
Huntara
Micah of Bright Moon
The Price of Power
Birds of a Feather
Just Like Me
My Friend, My Enemy
The Wizard
Unexpected Ally
The Light of the Crystal
Loo-Kee Lends a Hand
Of Shadows and Skulls
Jungle Fever
Anchors Aloft Part I
Anchors Aloft Part II
Darksmoke and Fire
Magicats
Flowers for Hordak
Wild Child
The Greatest Magic

Total: 62/65

Season Two

One To Count On
Return Of The General
Out Of The Cocoon
A Lesson In Love
Something Old, Something New
Loo-Kee'sSweety
The Pearl
The Time Transformer
Above It All
Day Of The Flowers
Brigis
The Caregiver
When Whispering Woods Last Bloomed
Romeo And Glimmer
The Perils Of Peekablue
Just The Way You Are
The Locket
Shera Makes A Promise
Bow's Magical Gift
Sweet Bee's Home
Glimmer Come Home
The Inspector
Portrait of Doom
Hordak's Power Play
The Bibbet Story

Total: 25/28


She-Ra Princess of Power: The Great Rebellion: Cartoon Appearances
She-Ra

Season One

She-Ra Unchained
Reunions
Battle for Bright Moon
Duel at Devlan
The Sea Hawk
The Red Knight
The Missing Ax
The Prisoners of Beast Island
The Peril of Whispering Woods
The Laughing Dragon
King Miro's Journey
Friendship
He Ain't Heavy
Return of the Sea Hawk
A Loss for Words
Horde Prime Takes A Holiday
Enchanted Castle
Three Courageous Hearts
The Stone in the Sword
The Crystal Castle
The Crown of Knowledge
The Mines of Mondor
Small Problems
Book Burning
The Eldritch Mist
Bow's Farewell
The Price of Freedom
Play It Again, Bow
The Reluctant Wizard
Friends Are Where You Find Them
A Talent for Trouble
Troll's Dream
Gateway to Trouble
The Unicorn King
The Anxious Apprentice
Zoo Story
Into the Dark Dimension
Treasure of the First Ones
Glimmer's Story
Enemy With My Face
Welcome Back, Kowl
The Rock People
Huntara
Micah of Bright Moon
The Price of Power
Birds of a Feather
For Want of a Horse
Just Like Me
My Friend, My Enemy
The Wizard
Unexpected Ally
The Light of the Crystal
Loo-Kee Lends a Hand
Of Shadows and Skulls
Jungle Fever
Black Snow
Anchors Aloft Part I
Anchors Aloft Part II
Darksmoke and Fire
Magicats
Flowers for Hordak
Wild Child
The Greatest Magic

Total: 63/65

Season Two

One To Count On
Return Of The General
Out Of The Cocoon
A Lesson In Love
Something Old, Something New
Loo-Kee's Sweety
The Pearl
The Time Transformer
Above It All
Day Of The Flowers
Brigis
The Caregiver
When Whispering Woods Last Bloomed
Romeo And Glimmer
The Perils Of Peekablue
Just The Way You Are
The Locket
Shera Makes A Promise
Bow's Magical Gift
Sweet Bee's Home
Glimmer Come Home
The Inspector
Portrait of Doom
Hordak's Power Play
Shades Of Orko
Assault On The Hive
The Bibbet Story
Swifty's Baby

Total: 28/28


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