The BEST Episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2020

Network: Cartoon Network

"I am Adam, Prince of Eternia, defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull..." This was a revival of the classic 80's cartoon He-man and the Masters of the Universe for the modern age, it focused on the early adventures of Prince Adam, who, having just become Eternia's most powerful guardian He-Man, had to learn how to handle his new powers, and lead his allies into battle against the evil Skeletor. With the aid of his own Evil Warrior henchmen, Skeletor schemes to blanket Eternia in chaos, and rule over the planet in dominion. Only He-Man, guided and advised by the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull, stands in his way. With the aid of his trusted friends and Masters, he vows to end Skeletor's evil and the other evils that plague Eternia including King Hiss and the Snake Men's evil. The battle is joined as Good and Evil collide in a fight for Eternia's fate!

Of Machines and Men

#1 - Of Machines and Men

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 2003

The technology of Eternia is cut off by a mysterious force, rendering each opposing side without fire-power

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Michael Halperin
The Sweet Smell of Victory

#2 - The Sweet Smell of Victory

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 12, 2003

Somewhere on Eternia, a little white, furry, creature with yellow cat-like eyes approaches and enters an old building. By talking in third person speech(says his name instead of I or me) he reveals his name to be Odiphus, and that he is there to steal potions. Before he can grab anything, Merman, Triklops, Whiplash, and Trapjaw arrive. Odiphus hides and as he watches, he comments on how he would like to join Skeletor's minions. The Horde makes it's way to a purple container and are confronted by He-man. A battle ensues between the Horde, He-man, Man At Arms, Teela, and Roboto. The battle ends with Roboto damaging the structual integrity and causing the building to collapse. The horde escapes with the container while He-man holds the roof up until his comrads can escape. After everyone leaves, Odiphus emerges from the rubble and makes his way to Snake Mountain. The next day at the palace Man At Arms confronts Roboto about missing role call. Roboto feels guilty about letting the Horde es

star 8.33
3 votes
The Council of Evil (2)

#3 - The Council of Evil (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 11, 2003

He-Man is ambushed by members of the Council of Evil as he attempts to rescue his friends from Skeletor's clutches. He manages to escape as Prince Adam, but loses his power sword. Meanwhile, the Snake Men free Skeletor's incarcerated henchmen. The combined forces of evil charge toward Castle Grayskull, opposed only by a powerless Prince Adam…

star 8.33
3 votes
Rise of the Snake Men (1)

#4 - Rise of the Snake Men (1)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 8, 2003

Evil-Lyn , Kobra Khan, and General Rattlor liberate the Snake Men from thier imprisoment

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Steven Melching
The Power of Grayskull

#5 - The Power of Grayskull

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2003

The origin of Castle Grayskull is finally revealed as The Sorceress tells Prince Adam of the Elders, thier power, and her role in the birth of He-Man

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Dean Stefan
Awaken the Serpent

#6 - Awaken the Serpent

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 2004

Outside Snake Mountain, King Hiss along with Kobra Khan, General Rattlor, SSSQueeze, and Tung Lashor uses the Medallion of Serpos to release Serpos from his imprisonment as the snakes on Snake Mountain move. Inside, Skeletor orders Evil-Lyn, Tri-Klops, Mer-Man, and Trap-Jaw to head to the lower chambers. Serpos is the 3-headed Snake monster made of rock. As it gets off Snake Mountain, Skeletor vows to kill the one responsible for this. King tells Serpos to head to the Royal Palace. At the Royal Palace, King Randor is teaching Prince Adam how to sharpen swords as his reponsibility when Prince Adam becomes king. The Sorceress contacts Prince Adam saying that a great evil is approaching. Adam uses the excuse saying that he had to feed Cringer as both of them leave to transform into He-Man and Battle-Cat. Minutes later, He-Man, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Fisto, and Mekanek confront Serpos, the final battle is about to begin...

star 8.25
4 votes
The Monster Within

#7 - The Monster Within

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 27, 2002

He-Man and Man-E-Faces battle dangerous bounty hunters in the Tar Swamp.

star 8.14
7 votes
The Mystery of Anwat Gar

#8 - The Mystery of Anwat Gar

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 20, 2002

The Sorceress is telling Adam and Man At Arms about a vision she had where Skeletor arises from the Ocean of Gnarl and takes over Eternia. Upon hearing this Adam transforms and he and Man At Arms travel to the Island of Anwat Gar. While traveling there a huge wave knocks Man at Arms off his vehicle and He-man saves him. When they get to the island, a mysterious person is watching from afar. As they look for the stones they enter a hall with stone soldiers with huge shields lining the walls. Upon walking further He-man steps on a pressure sensitive switch and causes all the stone soldiers to be thrust into the middle crushing anything between them. He-man and Man at Arms escape and eventually arrive to a building that looks like a Japanese Temple. Once there they again, are attacked by statues. He-man defeats one by throwing his sword at the statue and then kicking it through his chest. Man At Arms just uses his blaster to turn his statue to rubble. The mysterious person now makes his p

star 8.00
5 votes
Snake Pit

#9 - Snake Pit

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 29, 2003

The Masters enlist the help of the mysterious Zodac to prevent the Snake Men from escaping their ancient prison.

star 8.00
3 votes
Web of Evil

#10 - Web of Evil

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 2003

Webstor devoures ambroshia and becomes strong enough to unleash an army of Spider-creatures to take control of Eternia

star 8.00
3 votes

#11 - History

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 3, 2004

He-Man battles to prevent King Hiss from reaching the Well of Darkness, whilst Evil-Lynn prepares to put her own agenda into effect

star 8.00
3 votes
Night of the Shadowbeasts

#12 - Night of the Shadowbeasts

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 22, 2002

Skeletor unleashes fierce noctural creatures to destroy Castle Grayskull.

star 7.80
5 votes
Rattle of the Snake

#13 - Rattle of the Snake

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 27, 2003

King Hiss journeys through Sub-Ternia to find a long-lost anicent Snake Temple, with He-Man and the Masters in pursuit...

star 7.75
4 votes
Roboto's Gambit

#14 - Roboto's Gambit

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 1, 2003

A simple chess-playing robot named Roboto helps the Masters battle an evil army of skeletons, much to Teela's frustration

star 7.67
6 votes

#15 - Separation

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 19, 2003

At Snake Mountain Two-Badd is eating when they, again, start fighting. Stinkor approaches and questions why they fight. After they explain that they don't like being stuck together, Stinkor sends them to an old friend of his named Vormus. A friend who deals in magic. At the palace Man At Arms and Queen Marlene are playing a game against Teela and Adam with Syclone and Roboto watching. Eventually the parents lose and the kids celebrate. Seeing the two families saddens Syclone by bringing up memories of his family and leaves. Roboto tries to comfort him by telling him that families continue to add members. Syclone decides to search out others of his family. Elsewhere Vormus is reading when he is approached by Two-Badd demanding the Spell of Seperation. Vormus gets the spell tablet and upon reading decides not to sell the tablet. Two-Badd grabs Vormus, who drops the tablet, and insists on taking it. On the floor a piece of the tablet with a picture of Eternia cut in half is on the floor.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Larry DiTillio
The Price of Deceit

#16 - The Price of Deceit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 2003

Skeletor pursues Evil-Lyn, determined to punish her for betraying him and joining with the Snake-Men

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Larry DiTillio

#17 - Turnabout

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 15, 2002

Skeletor is punished by a magical belt that prevents him from being evil.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Len Uhley

#18 - Trust

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 8, 2003

Stratos must form an uneasy alliance with Trap-Jaw to survive the perilous Ice Mountains

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: William Forrest Cluverius
The Last Stand

#19 - The Last Stand

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 2003

Prince Adam is all that stands between Skeletor and Castle Greyskull, reunited with his power sword, he becomes He-Man and faces immesurable odds. Meanwhile, the Masters are freed from thier cell by a familiar ally, can they reach Greyskull in time to aid He-Man and save Eternia?

star 7.60
5 votes
Sky War

#20 - Sky War

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2002

At Snake Mountain Skeletor learns of the meeting beteen strattos and Buzz-Off at the royal palace. Skeletor has Beastman send one gargoyle to spy on them and then speaks of ambrosia, food in Andrinos that boost a person's power. At the royal palace, Randor offers an alliance between the races to defeat Skeletor. Buzz-Off declines because he feels that they can deflect any attack. After they leave Adam leaves and Teela shows her disgust over his skill of diplomacy. On their way back Buzz-Off and the other andreenids are attacked by a group of Avion warriors. Strattos and his group are also attacked but, by a group of Andreenids. Back at the palace Adam over hears about the attack and decides to investigate. Now, as He-man, he and Battle Cat head toward the Mystic Mountain and they pick up Teela along the way. A bunch of Adreenids and Avion warriors are flying back to Snake Mountain when their bodies fluctuate to show that they are really Beastman's gargoyles. It doesn't matter because t

star 7.54
13 votes
Directors: Gary Hartle
Writers: Michael Reaves
The Deep End

#21 - The Deep End

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 4, 2002

He-Man must save Man-At-Arms from the belly of a sea beast threatening Castle Grayskull

star 7.43
7 votes
The Ties That Bind

#22 - The Ties That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 25, 2002

Teela becomes curious about her past when she develops temporary telepathic powers.

star 7.43
7 votes
Orko's Garden

#23 - Orko's Garden

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 15, 2003

Orko unwittingly helps the villainous plant-like Evilseed take all of the Masters hostage.

star 7.40
5 votes
Rise of the Snake Men (2)

#24 - Rise of the Snake Men (2)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2003

The Masters team up with Zodac as The Snake-Men attempt to re-gain control of Eternia

star 7.20
5 votes
The Beginning (2)

#25 - The Beginning (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2002

Adam returns to Catle Grayskull upon witnessing the damage inflcited on the royal palace by Keldor (now calling himself Skeletor due to his horrific appearance) and embraces his new destiny as He-Man, defender of Eternia.

star 7.14
14 votes