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He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe

1 9 8 3 – 1 9 8 5 (USA)
65 x 25 minute episodes

In a distant and mystical land, wimpy and happy-go-lucky Prince Adam of Eternia (the son of King Randor and Queen Marlena) leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends and allies, Prince Adam is actually the mighty He-Man, protector of the Castle Greyskull.

Upon holding aloft his magic sword and speaking the words “by the power of Greyskull”, Prince Adam is transformed into the mightiest mortal in the universe.

This is fortuitous indeed, as his castle and his life are constantly being attacked by Skeletor, an evil being from another dimension.

Together with his friends, such as Teela (a headstrong and independent female member of the royal guard) and Orko (a tiny floating alien, pictured below right) and his mighty friend/horse substitute, Battle Cat, He-Man battles Skeletor (an evil sorcerer from another dimension) and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the “honour of Greyskull” – the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers.

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Other regular characters included Man-At-Arms (Prince Adam’s lifelong friend and mentor and leader of the royal guard), Ram Man (a slow-witted but devoted friend and ally of He-Man), Mer-Man (who was called upon whenever Skeletor’s plans involved oceans, rivers or lakes),  Beastman (a lumbering hulk who acted as Skeletor’s personal enforcer), and Man-E-Faces (a former actor who had been transformed into three separate beings by a spell from Skeletor).

The series spawned a spin-off series featuring He-Man’s sister, She-Ra: Princess of Power.

Both siblings were created by Filmation and Mattel at the same time the plastic was being poured for toy versions of the characters.

The series was revived in 2002 by the Cartoon Network with Cam Clarke voicing He-Man.

He-Man/Prince Adam 
John Erwin
Cringer 

Alan Oppenheimer
Battle Cat 

Alan Oppenheimer
Orko 

Lou Scheimer
Teela 

Linda Gary
Skeletor 

Alan Oppenheimer
Queen Marlena 

Linda Gary (1)
Erika Scheimer (2)
King Randor 

Lou Scheimer
Beast Man 

John Erwin
Buzz-Off 

Alan Oppenheimer
Chad 

Linda Gary
Clawful 

Lou Scheimer
Duncan 

Alan Oppenheimer
Evil-Lyn 

Linda Gary
Faker 

John Erwin
Jitsu  

Lou Scheimer
Kobra Khan 

Lou Scheimer
Melaktha 

Alan Oppenheimer
Man-E-Faces 

Lou Scheimer
Mekaneck 

Lou Scheimer
Mer-Man 

Alan Oppenheimer
Modulok 

Lou Scheimer
Moss Man 

Lou Scheimer
Ram-Man 

John Erwin
Roboto 

Alan Oppenheimer
Spikor 

Lou Scheimer
Stratos 

Lou Scheimer
Sy-Klone 

Lou Scheimer
Teela-Na 

Linda Gary
Trapjaw 

Lou Scheimer
Tri-Klops 

Lou Scheimer
Tullamore 

John Erwin
Two-Bad 

Lou Scheimer
Webstor 

John Erwin
Whiplash 

John Erwin
Zodac 

Lou Scheimer