The Best Episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018

Prince Adam is the young son of Eternia's rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Whenever Prince Adam uses the Sword of Power by holding it aloft and saying the magic words "By the Power of Grayskull, I HAVE THE POWER" he is transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. Together with his close allies, Battle Cat, The Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. Skeletor's main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If he succeeds, Skeletor would conquer the world of Eternia, and possibly the whole universe.

Happy Birthday Roboto

#1 - Happy Birthday Roboto

Season 2 - Episode 48

He-Man and Man-At-Arms discover a crashed spaceship piloted by a robot. They take him back to the palace, where Man-At-Arms manages to repair the robot, who tells them his name is Roboto and he is a space explorer from the planet Robotica. He expresses his interest to explore Eternia, but during the night he is captured by Modulok, Man-At-Arms' sworn enemy! Modulok reprogrammes him to do his own dirty work, which involves the dastardly experiment of transplanting Man-At-Arms' brain into Modulok's extra head.....

star 9.20
5 votes
Directors: Lou Kachivas
Writers: Larry DiTillio
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Double Trouble

#2 - Double Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 46

A fierce storm, raging around Snake Mountain, uncovers a secret passage beneath the ancient fortress. Skeletor, Evil-Lyn and Beast Man investigate, and they find a mystic-looking glass called the Mirror of Moruvad, which has the power to create a double of anyone which is the opposite of what they are. Skeletor decides to capture someone close to He-Man, and make an evil double of them that will steal the secrets of Grayskull for him. He captures Koldar, a heroic ally of He-Man's, who has just arrived at the palace for a welcoming ceremony. He uses the Mirror to create an evil double of Koldar, which he sends to the Palace, to trick He-Man into letting him enter Castle Grayskull! But Koldar lures Skeletor in front of the mirror... and a heroic Skeletor is created, which goes to help foil Skeletor's plan!

star 9.00
5 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
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No Job too Small

#3 - No Job too Small

Season 2 - Episode 40

As the heroes visit the planet Phantos, Evil-Lyn kidnaps Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, and takes them to Snake Mountain, where she shrinks them using a Reducto-Ray. He-Man goes to rescue them, but finds them placed in a trap which will either shrink him or kill them if he uses mere brawn to save them. So he realises he must use his brain to solve the problem- and since Teela has been complaining that Adam is lacking in brain power, he decides to do the job as Adam.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: Don Heckman
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Search for the Past

#4 - Search for the Past

Season 2 - Episode 35

Man-at-Arms stumbles upon a royal trinket that could belong to King Miro, King Randor's long-lost father. With the help of He-Man and Man-at-Arms, Randor journeys to the Swamps of Enchantment in search of his father.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: Larry DiTillio, Misty Taggart
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Capture the Comet Keeper

#5 - Capture the Comet Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 61

Remembering the failure of his last attempt to control The Cosmic Comet, Skeletor decides he can only control the comets if he controls Zagraz, the comet keeper. He sends Two Bad out to capture Zagraz, and with the comet keeper in his clutches, Skeletor sets out using the comets to attack the Royal Palace and Castle Grayskull.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Lou Kachivas
Writers: Robert Lamb
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The Magic Falls

#6 - The Magic Falls

Season 2 - Episode 56

Skeletor and Evil-Lyn send a disguised Kobra Khan to Palace Eternia to disrupt the Eternia Day Celebration. But knowing Orko's magic will see through Khan's disguise, Evil-Lyn uses her magic to erase Orko's entirely. He-Man and Orko set out to recover Orko's missing magic, but the only way they can do it is by finding the Magic Falls- can they reach them in time?

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
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The Cold Zone

#7 - The Cold Zone

Season 2 - Episode 65

Kobra Khan visits the heroic warriors, offering a truce in exchange for their help. He tells them that his people, the Reptons (a snake clan to whom he belonged before he joined Skeletor's forces) are in need of help- someone has extinguished the furnace which heats their underground kingdom, plunging the whole kingdom into severe coldness. Khan wants them to find the culprit and re-heat the furnace. He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat and Orko go to the Reptons kingdom with Khan, but it soon transpires that Khan is not to be trusted... for it was he who extinguished the furnace himself, and he intends to frame He-Man for the crime and expose them, in the hope of gaining the Repton King's crown in return!

star 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
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Mistaken Identity

#8 - Mistaken Identity

Season 2 - Episode 58

A boy called Tharen is jealous of his girlfriend Careel's admiration for He-Man, so he tricks her into thinking he is He-Man's secret identity in the hope that she'll like him better. Meanwhile, at Eternos jail, a criminal scientist caled Galen Nycroft has managed to teleport to his cell a strange machine to increase his power. The machine transforms him into Modulok, and he escapes from jail and sets out to capture He-Man, in the hope of convincing Skeletor to recruit him. He overhears Tharen telling Careel that he is He-Man, and captures him, thinking he is He-Man's alter ego! Can the real He-Man rescue Tharen... and will his real secret identity be threatened in the process?

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Bill Reed
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
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Visitors from Earth

#9 - Visitors from Earth

Season 2 - Episode 54

Two Earth astronauts, Mark Blaze and Andrea Steele, are on a mission to save Earth from a meteor that is about to collide with the planet. but on their mission, they are sucked through the same portal which brought Marlena to Eternia, and they find themselves on Eternia, now ruled by the missing astronaut Marlena Glenn. And things turn drastic when Skeletor captures Blaze, and steals the ship's missile, intending to use it to blow up Grayskull! Can He-Man stop Skeletor's scheme... and can he help Blaze and Steele to save Earth before it is too late?

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Gwen Wetzler
Writers: Mike Hazy
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Golden Disks of Knowledge

#10 - Golden Disks of Knowledge

Season 1 - Episode 64

The Sorceress summons He-Man to Castle Grayskull, which appears to be being haunted, the jaw bridge smashing repeatedly against the edge of the abyss, and the eyes flashing! Inside it is even weirder, full of grotesque holographic images of demons! The Sorceress has no idea what is going on, and Orko suggests that someone from the spirit dimension may be trying to contact The Sorceress. Using the window of the ancients, The Sorceress manages to trace the source of the haunting- the spirit of a magician called Zanthor, who was formerly a member of the Council of the Wise, but was exiled into the spirit world when he sold the Golden Disks of Knowledge to Skeletor, giving him the knowledge he needed to enter Eternia and build Snake Mountain. Zanthor wishes to amend for his crime by helping He-Man get the Disks back. So The Sorceress summons Zodac- the only remaining member of the Council of the Wise- and Zodac grants Zanthor temporary entrance into Eternia, though he must remain in spirit form until he can prove he is sincere. Zanthor then accompanies He-Man, Battle Cat and Orko to Snake Mountain, to find where Skeletor is keeping the Golden Disks of Knowledge.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: David Wise
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Three on a Dare

#11 - Three on a Dare

Season 2 - Episode 26

Man-At-Arms needs a sample of Rainbow Quartz to repair a frequency transmitter. But the only place where they can find Rainbow Quartz is in a cavern in Snake Mountain! Adam and Cringer have no choice but to venture into Skeletor's domain to find the Quartz- and at the same time, Teela and three students she was training, who have taken a dare, also end up in Skeletor's clutches! With all this unwanted company suddenly invading Snake Mountain, ultimate chaos is sure to ensue!

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: Misty Taggart
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Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere

#12 - Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere

Season 2 - Episode 51

Man-At-Arms is testing out a new duplicating machine, which can make a replica of any solid object. However, the machine is not yet perfect and so its replicas come out being half the size of the original objects. But Skeletor steals the machine, and he uses it to create a whole army of miniature Skeletors to do his bidding... and before long, the palace is overrun with Skeletors!

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Steve Clark
Writers: Cinammon-Wengrod
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Not So Blind

#13 - Not So Blind

Season 2 - Episode 38

He-Man meets a blind boy called Lous, whose friends consider him to be helpless just because he is blind. To give him a chance to prove himself, He-Man offers to take Lous on an adventure with himself and Ram Man, to the caves of the Singing Crystal. Lous accompanies them to the caves, but once inside, a flash of light blinds both He-Man and Ram Man. With all three of them blind, Lous uses his senses and bravery to lead them back to safety, across many dangerous obstacles.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Gwen Wetzler
Writers: Robert Lamb
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Bargain with Evil

#14 - Bargain with Evil

Season 2 - Episode 60

An evil king from the Dimension of Evil has kidnapped a good wizard. In order to get his freedom back, his daughter makes a bargain that she will kidnap the Star Child so that the evil king can look upon her. However, she soon finds out that she's bee duped when the evil king breaks his bargain and transports her, the Star Child and the heroes (along with the Star Child's body guard) to his dimension, hoping to force the Star Child to use her powers to open a gate to Eternia for himself and his forces to come through and take over.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Bill Reed
Writers: Larry DiTillio
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Hunt for He-Man

#15 - Hunt for He-Man

Season 2 - Episode 36

Prince Adam and Cringer crashland in the Misty Swamps when their Wind Raider is attacked by Skeletor's crew. Adam transforms to He-Man and manages to stop them sinking, but he feels weak, poisoned by the swamp water. A boy called Drak and his grandfather find He-Man, and the grandfather decides to transport him along to their village where he can be cured. But Drak, who is tempted by power and wealth, wants to turn He-Man in to Skeletor to gain riches in reward. As they journey to the village, they are pursued by Trap Jaw and Whiplash- will Drak betray He-Man and give him over to the bad guys, or will he see the light and help fend off Skeletor and his minions?

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: Antoni Zalewski
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The Great Books Mystery

#16 - The Great Books Mystery

Season 2 - Episode 11

Orko is searching all over the Royal Palace for a book he has bought Prince Adam for his birthday. It soon transpires that not only this book is missing, but every book in the kingdom! The books have been stolen by a villain called Batros, who has hidden them in the Temple of the Sun. As the heroes set out to recover the books, Skeletor sends Beast Man and Trap Jaw out to recruit Batros into his army.

star 8.12
8 votes
Directors: Bill Reed
Writers: Harvey Brenner
Disappearing Act

#17 - Disappearing Act

Season 1 - Episode 12

After He-Man puts an end to their latest plot, Skeletor and Beast Man plan to get rid of him once and for all; with use of invisible helmets they sneak into the Royal Palace and kidnap Prince Adam, to use as bait to lure He-Man out into a trap. Unfortunately, one of Orko's magic spells has gone wrong, teleporting the Sword Of Power away into Eternia's distant past, leaving Adam unable to transform into He-Man. While the Sorceress sends Orko and Cringer back in time to try and retrieve the sword, she has a special assignment for Man-At-Arms to trick Skeletor into believing that He-Man is about when he is not...

star 8.10
21 votes
Directors: Lou Zukor
Writers: David Chappe, Robby London
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Creatures from the Tar Swamp

#18 - Creatures from the Tar Swamp

Season 1 - Episode 7

When King Randor's beautiful but snobbish and stuck-up niece Lady Edwina comes to stay at the Palace, Orko is attracted to her and tries unsuccessfully to impress her. He thinks back to a magical medallion that he once had when he arrived on Eternia years before in a freak storm, when he saved a young Prince Adam and Cringer from the Tar Swamp, loosing the medallion in the process. He heads off to the swamps to try and find the lost charm to impress Edwina, but unfortunately he is there at exactly the same time as Skeletor, who, with Evil Lyn and Beast Man, has come up with a magical potion to resurrect ancient beasts from the swamp to use in an attack on the Royal Palace...

star 8.08
25 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: Richard Pardee, Paul Dini
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The Shadow of Skeletor

#19 - The Shadow of Skeletor

Season 2 - Episode 1

When Beast Man crashlands by Palace Eternia in one of Skeletor's shuttles, Adam, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Man-E-Faces and Ram Man discover that he was being sent to the Dark Moon of Eternia. Curious as to why Skeletor wanted to send him there, they imprison Beast Man in jail and take the ship up there themselves. Reaching Eternia's Bright Moon, they discover that Eternia's two moons are at war with one another after a resident of the Dark Moon reported seeing the people of the Bright Moon causing severe destruction on the Dark Moon. Knowing that the residents of the Bright Moon are innocent, the heroic warriors realise that Skeletor must be the real cause of the destruction, and so Man-E-Faces disguises himself with a Beast Man costume, and goes to the Dark Moon to spy on Skeletor and his warriors and foil their scheme.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Steve Clark
Writers: Rowby Goren
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Island of Fear

#20 - Island of Fear

Season 2 - Episode 17

Man-At-Arms has built a new dam around the kingdom of Eternos, to block off the Eternian ocean and prevent flooding. However, some of his food ships have gone missing, and while flying over the ocean to investigate, Buzz-Off has noticed a strange volcanic island which is not marked on any map. Adam, Cringer, Orko, Man-At-Arms, Teela and Buzz-Off go to investigate further. It soon turns out that Skeletor is the source of the problem, using a floating island to capture the food ships, planning to starve the Eternians then smash through the dam to flood Randor's kingdom! Can the heroes stop him before he succeeds?

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: Antoni Zalewski
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City Beneath the Sea

#21 - City Beneath the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 36

He-Man and Man-At-Arms set sail to investigate the disappearance of some of King Randor's food ships. Sucked beneath the surface by a whirlpool, they find themselves in the underwater city of Aquatica, which has been taken over by Merman. Merman has kidnapped the city's princess, Nahmi, and is controlling the Aquaticans with the Pearl of Power! But he has convinced them that the surface dwellers kidnapped Nahmi, and the Aquaticans have waged war against the people of the surface. Can He-Man help the Aquaticans see the light, and rescue Princess Nahmi before Merman creates more havoc?

star 8.00
12 votes
Directors: Gwen Wetzler
Writers: Larry DiTillio
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Battle of the Dragons

#22 - Battle of the Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 49

An evil dragon called Morning Star hopes to resurrect the age-old war between the dragons and humans on Eternia. He extinguishes the Dragon fire, that powers Granamyr's kingdom, and blames it on the humans. War is declared between the humans and dragons, and He-Man is sent on a mission to recover the dragon fire and put and end to the war.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Steve Clark
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
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The Arena

#23 - The Arena

Season 2 - Episode 15

Man-At-Arms has managed to make contact with a peaceful alien being called Om, hovering above Eternia. When Om is being welcomed by the people of Eternos, Skeletor invades the city with General Tataran and the Goblin Army. A fierce battle follows, and Om is confused by the way the two sides fight against one another, as his race knows no violence. So to see which side is wiser and stronger, Om selects He-Man from the side of good, and Skeletor from the side of evil, and pits them against one another in a fight to the finish.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: Warren Greenwood
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Orko's Missing Magic

#24 - Orko's Missing Magic

Season 1 - Episode 40

When he is practising a magic spell, Orko's magic is stolen by a small creature called a Gronk, which teleports to another world. The Sorceress traces Orko's magic to the strange world of Omiros, and He-Man and Orko journey there to recover the magic. On this surreal planet, they find that an evil wizard called Zolt has absorbed Orko's magic and is using it to control Omiros. They must fight Zolt and recover Orko's magic before the portal back to Eternia closes!

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: Larry DiTillio
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Jacob and the Widgets

#25 - Jacob and the Widgets

Season 2 - Episode 29

Merman attacks a seafaring hermit called Jacob with some mechanical sea monsters, but his attack fails and He-Man, Teela and the Widgets rescue Jacob. Merman thinks he could use the Widgets' Coridite to make his mechanical demons stronger, so he sets up a scheme to steal the Coridite. He-Man and his friends must stop Merman, with the help of Jacob.

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: Harvey Brenner
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