The BEST Episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
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!
#1 - Rise of the Snake Men (1)
Season 2 - Episode 4
Evil-Lyn , Kobra Khan, and General Rattlor liberate the Snake Men from thier imprisoment
#2 - Of Machines and Men
Season 2 - Episode 7
The technology of Eternia is cut off by a mysterious force, rendering each opposing side without fire-power
#3 - The Monster Within
Season 1 - Episode 16
He-Man and Man-E-Faces battle dangerous bounty hunters in the Tar Swamp.
#4 - The Sweet Smell of Victory
Season 1 - Episode 23
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
#5 - The Council of Evil (2)
Season 1 - Episode 26
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 Adamâ€¦
#6 - The Power of Grayskull
Season 2 - Episode 9
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
#7 - Awaken the Serpent
Season 2 - Episode 13
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...
#8 - The Mystery of Anwat Gar
Season 1 - Episode 15
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
#9 - Snake Pit
Season 1 - Episode 21
The Masters enlist the help of the mysterious Zodac to prevent the Snake Men from escaping their ancient prison.
#10 - Web of Evil
Season 2 - Episode 10
Webstor devoures ambroshia and becomes strong enough to unleash an army of Spider-creatures to take control of Eternia
#11 - History
Season 2 - Episode 12
He-Man battles to prevent King Hiss from reaching the Well of Darkness, whilst Evil-Lynn prepares to put her own agenda into effect
#12 - Night of the Shadowbeasts
Season 1 - Episode 13
Skeletor unleashes fierce noctural creatures to destroy Castle Grayskull.
#13 - Orko's Garden
Season 1 - Episode 19
Orko unwittingly helps the villainous plant-like Evilseed take all of the Masters hostage.
#14 - Rattle of the Snake
Season 2 - Episode 11
King Hiss journeys through Sub-Ternia to find a long-lost anicent Snake Temple, with He-Man and the Masters in pursuit...
#15 - Separation
Season 1 - Episode 24
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.
#16 - The Price of Deceit
Season 2 - Episode 6
Skeletor pursues Evil-Lyn, determined to punish her for betraying him and joining with the Snake-Men
#17 - Turnabout
Season 1 - Episode 11
Skeletor is punished by a magical belt that prevents him from being evil.
#18 - The Last Stand
Season 2 - Episode 1
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?
#19 - Sky War
Season 1 - Episode 5
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
#20 - Roboto's Gambit
Season 1 - Episode 17
A simple chess-playing robot named Roboto helps the Masters battle an evil army of skeletons, much to Teela's frustration
#21 - The Deep End
Season 1 - Episode 6
He-Man must save Man-At-Arms from the belly of a sea beast threatening Castle Grayskull
#22 - The Ties That Bind
Season 1 - Episode 9
Teela becomes curious about her past when she develops temporary telepathic powers.
#23 - Trust
Season 1 - Episode 18
Stratos must form an uneasy alliance with Trap-Jaw to survive the perilous Ice Mountains
#24 - Buzz-Off's Pride
Season 1 - Episode 20
In the Royal Garden Orko is inspecting the plant life when Buzz-Off flies by and outside. Curious, Orko pursues Buzz-Off and ends up tagging along. Along the way Buzz-Off reveals that it is time for Andreenos's annual jubilee and that he is getting his queen some honneyberries from the village of Viridas. A trader approaches a bridge outside Viridas but is stopped and turned around by a purple giant name Azdar. Buzz-Off sees this and inquires why the giant did that. Azdar knocks him away like an insect. Azdar is then confronted by a red giant and a green giant. When Buzz-Off recovers he tries to go after Azdar but Orko persuades him to leave since he can't beat three giants by himself. After Buzz-Off leaves, Azdar and the others destroy the bridge. Back at the palace Prince Adam and Cringer are sleeping until Buzz-Off, infuriated, blasts a tree. Adam asks why he's back so soon and before Orko can tell him why he is silenced by Buzz-Off, who wants to keep it quiet. Sometime later a mess
#25 - The Beginning (2)
Season 1 - Episode 2
Adam returns to Catle Grayskull upon witnessing the damage inflcited on the royal palace by Kedlor (now calling himself Skeletor due to his horrific appearance) and embraces his new destiny as He-Man, defender of Eternia.