On the planet Etheria, Adora is an up and coming soldier for the Horde eager to defend her home from the menace of the Princesses she has been taught all her life to fear. Everything changes when a chance encounter with the mystic Sword of Protection in the Whispering Woods calls to her. Discovering to her horror the true evil of the Horde, Adora defects to the Rebellion as its foretold champion, She-Ra Princess of Power. Now, Adora and her new friends must rebuild the shattered Princess Alliance to defeat the Evil Horde. Meanwhile, Adora's former best friend in the Horde, Catra, is tasked to reclaim Adora, but her own feelings of jealousy, betrayal, and vindictive ambition lead her down a path darker still set by Lord Hordak that will hold all of Etheria in the balance.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In contrast to the original series, Adora / She-Ra is extensively rewritten to make her origin a result of her own initiative and heroism. For instance, rather than have her twin brother come to Adora's world and free her from a spell making her loyal to the Evil Horde, Adora in this series is simply naively acclimated to that life as the only one she's ever known. When Adora is finally exposed to the evil of the Horde and its manipulations, she herself fundamentally has to make the profound moral decision to take a stand against it and join the Rebellion as She-Ra. Furthermore, a major character arc for Adora is her struggle to earn the trust of the Rebellion, who are logically suspicious of a former soldier of the Horde who still wears her uniform with a reflexive military bearing. See more »
The DreamWorks logo appears in the form of Light Hope's hologram and features She-Ra in her classic sword aloft pose. See more »
I watched this because I saw a bunch of 50-year-old men complaining that the new She-Ra 'ruined their childhood'. I thank them! Shows like this were obviously never meant to appeal to these types of people, but I'm so glad they gave it the publicity it deserved!
I remember the original being very cheesy, with Catra making awkward cat noises after every line. Hey, it was the 80's. And it's true that this reboot has made a number of changes, but in ways that only benefit it, and it is getting better with every season!
To first address the biggest complaint, that the show is "pandering to ", it seems these people must live incredibly boring lives to not realise there is just more than one skin colour and body type. And also not realise that the original was a pure cash grab, with the original design being as simple and samey as possible for all the characters in order for the companies to mass produce the same cheap toy mold.
The next complaint, is that they changed the characters. They sure did! Every character has incredible depth and is relatable. From Bow being the mediator friend acting as the glue to the trio, to childhood trauma from a parent, to being a parent who can't let go of their child growing up too fast. Even the side characters have so much thought put into them. I really have to give the writers props!
I've just finished rewatching the show right through for the 3rd time since Season 4 came out, and I am at the edge of my seat to know what happens in Season 5!
I really implore the show runners to push for more episodes because audiences NEED shows like this! We NEED characters like Catra, and relationships like the girl's have with Shadow-Weaver, we NEED heroes like Adora, friends like Bow, Villains like Hordak, and the under-utilised True Neutral characters like Entrapta. The world NEEDS more She-Ra! Please deliver! There's so much more I want to see develop and resolve (that I can't address without spoilers), and I sincerely don't believe it could be done with satisfaction in only 13 more episodes.
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