He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

The WORST episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/9/2022Network: Syndication
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Daimar the Demon
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4.63
82 votes

#1 - Daimar the Demon

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/27/1983

While bored, Orko casts a spell to bring a small, cute creature called Daimar, from a book about the dimension of darkness, to Eternia. But Daimar doesn't stay cute for long- he soon turns into a giant demon and is threatening to overcome Grayskull with his power, which Skeletor is also determined to acquire for himself!

Directors: Hal Sutherland
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Reign of the Monster
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4.81
94 votes

#2 - Reign of the Monster

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/16/1983

Skeletor and his latest allies, the tribal-like Torgs, are trying to awaken Mulkram, a giant, diabolical monster who was frozen by the Elders centuries ago to stop his reign of terror. He-Man, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Orko and Ram Man are in the city of Avion for the annual ceremony where Stratos presents the magical Staff of Avion to his people, but just as the ceremony is about to begin, the Torgs attack, capturing Stratos and the staff. Skeletor intends to use the staff's amazing powers to awaken Mulkram, and to use the mighty creature to enter Castle Grayskull...

Directors: Steve Clark
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A Tale of Two Cities
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5.43
76 votes

#3 - A Tale of Two Cities

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/11/1983

He-Man and Battle Cat rescue a young girl in the jungle from three soldiers, and she tells them she is Princess Raya of the kingdom of Abherran, and the soliders were minions of Queen Valena of Targa, Ahberran's rival kingdom. He-Man journeys back to Ahberran with Raya, hoping to somehow stop the war between the two cities, but on the way He-Man is knocked unconscious by a falling tree and taken prisoner by Valena's soldiers. When he awakes he has lost his memory and has been imprisoned with an arena fighter called Garn, whom Queen Valena has promised freedom if he wins his next fight. He-Man is forced to fight Garn, but his main aim is to regain his memory and free the countless slaves whom Valena is forcing to fight for amusement. And will he regain his memory in time to help Raya return safely to Ahberran, and stop the war?

Directors: Marsh Lamore
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Into the Abyss
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5.58
40 votes

#4 - Into the Abyss

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/9/1984

Prince Adam finds his work as He-Man is tiring him out, and Teela is getting frustrated with Adam's apparent laziness, unaware of the real reason for it. After a heated argument between the two of them, Teela decides to make up for it by making Adam train in a fun way, by following her across an obstacle course with a tracking device. Teela runs way ahead of Adam, but runs headfirst into danger as she slips over the edge of Castle Grayskull's abyss and falls down into its bottomless depths. When they realise the possibly fatal situation Teela is in, Adam (as He-Man), Man-At-Arms and The Sorceress must do their best to rescue her before it's too late.

Directors: Steve Clark
No Job Too Small
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5.77
40 votes

#5 - No Job Too Small

Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired 11/3/1984

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.

Directors: Marsh Lamore
Return of the Gryphon
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6.38
40 votes

#6 - Return of the Gryphon

Season 1 - Episode 53 - Aired 11/16/1983

In the village of Chander, Trap Jaw and Beast Man break into the Shrine of the Gryphon to steal the Gryphon jewel, and place it in the grounds of the Royal Palace. Myth says that 200 years ago, the Gryphon – a giant fire-breathing dragon with a lion's head – entrusted the people of Chander to guard the jewel, and will return to cause destruction if anything happens to it. The evil duo plan for the Gryphon to attack the Royal Palace, but a young paige called Thad, who is upset that no-one ever seems to notice him, discovers the hidden gem. Feeling that it makes him someone important, he refuses to part with it, and soon, the Gryphon is wrecking destruction in search of the missing jewel...

Directors: Gwen Wetzler
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The Return of Orko's Uncle
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6.38
45 votes

#7 - The Return of Orko's Uncle

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 10/14/1983

A villain called Azrog is arrested on Trolla by Uncle Montork, but he flees to Eternia where he joins forces with the witch Spydra. Montork follows him, but ends up imprisoned in Spydra's castle. When He-Man, Battle Cat, Teela and Orko go to rescue Montork, Orko falls under Azrog's spell and becomes evil, and is set against his friends.

Directors: Marsh Lamore
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Game Plan
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6.39
44 votes

#8 - Game Plan

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/13/1983

Negator, an evil character with a love of computers and electronics, sees Man-At-Arms testing out his latest invention, the Beam Ray, in the desert. Impressed, Negator wants the scientist to come and work for him, so that he can use his creations for his own evil purposes. When Man-At-Arms refuses, Negator captures Teela to force him to come to him. As He-Man, Ram Man and Battle Cat search for their missing friends, they are sucked into Negator's underground electronic domain, and Negator sends He-Man and Ram Man into his living electronic "game"...

Directors: Lou Kachivas
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The Mystery of Man-E-Faces
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6.49
79 votes

#9 - The Mystery of Man-E-Faces

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/17/1983

Prince Adam tells Man-At-Arms the story of how he, as He-Man, changed the life of Man-E-Faces. In flashback, we see how Man-E was once a bad guy who terrorized the Widgets with his three faces, and how Skeletor tried to recruit him into his forces before He-Man enabled Man-E to see the error of his ways.

Directors: Lou Zukor
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She-Demon of Phantos
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6.52
94 votes

#10 - She-Demon of Phantos

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/15/1983

For many years, the Royal Palace of Eternia has had shipments of photanium (the strongest metal in the Universe) from the moon of Phantos to make weapons with, but Skeletor intends to from now on step in and have the photanium all for himself. Man-At-Arms is given worthless ore instead of the photanium, and when the moon's ruler, Queen Elmora, puts up a fight against the plans, Skeletor casts a spell on her that ages her and turns her evil. Realising the metal they've been given is useless, He-Man and co. head to Phantos to see what's going on, only to find themselves on the moon where Skeletor now drives slaves mining for the metal...

Directors: Gwen Wetzler
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Quest for He-Man
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6.57
53 votes

#11 - Quest for He-Man

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 10/5/1983

Skeletor erases He-Man's memory and teleports him to a far-off world called Draenos, which has been rendered barren and desolate by pollution. Cringer, Ram Man and Orko travel to the alien world to rescue Eternia's hero.

Directors: Steve Clark
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Orko's Favorite Uncle
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6.61
79 votes

#12 - Orko's Favorite Uncle

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 10/6/1983

An evil wizard called Tauron casts a spell on Orko's Uncle Montork and his pet Gark, turns them evil and sets them on Grayskull!

Directors: Steve Clark
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Double Edged Sword
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6.62
73 votes

#13 - Double Edged Sword

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/4/1983

Palace Eternia has run out of Eternium, the fuel which generates all power in Eternia. A young boy called Chad finds a sample while practising his training with his grandfather in the desert, and He-Man and Teela set out to collect it from them. But the Eternium is stolen by Trap Jaw, who intends to use it to gain equal power to He-Man! As He-Man fights to recover the Eternium and stop Trap Jaw, Chad learns a thing or two about the real dangers of fighting.

Directors: Gwen Wetzler
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Evil-Lyn's Plot
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6.62
53 votes

#14 - Evil-Lyn's Plot

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/21/1983

Skeletor wants to steal the Widgets' Coridite- a powerful mineral substance, out of which He-Man's harness is made. Evil-Lyn devises a cunning scheme to help him; she disguises herself as a young girl lost in the forest, and persuades the Widgets to let her enter their fortress. She then tricks the Widget guard Squinch into letting her enter the private chamber where the Coridite is kept, then she steals the Coridite and takes it to Skeletor! Skeletor plans to use the Coridite to form himself a new chest plate that will make him as powerful as He-Man- can He-Man stop Skeletor's scheme and retrieve the Coridite before his most dangerous foe becomes as powerful as him?

Directors: Lou Kachivas
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Quest for the Sword
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6.63
80 votes

#15 - Quest for the Sword

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 10/7/1983

He-Man's sword is taken by a peaceful race of Rock People who believe the sword gives them power. Fearing that himself and Battle Cat may never be able to become Adam and Cringer again, He-Man must journey to the underground world of the Rock People to recover the sword.

Directors: Ed Friedman
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A Beastly Sideshow
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6.64
76 votes

#16 - A Beastly Sideshow

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/10/1983

When a travelling sideshow comes to Eternos, Cringer falls for a female cat called Pretty Kitty and lusts after her- but it turns out Pretty Kitty was merely there to lure Cringer into the hands of Beast Man, the disguised owner of the sideshow! Cringer is imprisoned in Snake Mountain, and He-Man must venture into Skeletor's domain to rescue his faithful companion.

Directors: Gwen Wetzler
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The Taking of Grayskull
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6.66
80 votes

#17 - The Taking of Grayskull

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/3/1983

Orko thinks that everyone has forgotten his birthday, when Man-At-Arms reports word of strange destruction the town of Becilia. He-Man, Teela and Ram Man go to investigate, and find themselves in the middle of a tornado some very curious effects – one of which is He-Man's sword disappearing, as a result of some strange influence somewhere. Meanwhile, Orko, upset at his birthday seemingly being forgotten, heads off to see The Sorceress, only to find that Castle Grayskull is gone! Skeletor has managed to harness a White Hole, with which he has sucked the castle, with The Sorceress inside it, into a strange reverse dimension, where he is trying to use the backwards laws of the dimension to harness it's powers. He-Man, Battle Cat and (unintentionally) Teela head into the White Hole to try and stop this latest evil attempt...

Directors: Ed Friedman
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The Shaping Staff
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6.67
87 votes

#18 - The Shaping Staff

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/29/1983

While entertaining the Royal Family with his magic, Orko finds his act interrupted by a strange sorceress called Majestra. Majestra performs a trick in which she appears to make the King vanish then reappear- but in fact, Majestra is really Evil-Lyn in disguise, and has teleported the King to the dungeon and replaced him with a disguised Beast Man! Evil-Lyn has found a magical Shaping Staff which can transform anything into whatever the holder wishes- and under their disguises, Evil-Lyn and Beast Man set about causing havoc around the palace, turning each member of the Royal Family into helpless animals, while Skeletor awaits them at Grayskull with his latest creation- an evil version of He-Man, called Faker!

Directors: Lou Kachivas
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Valley of Power
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6.69
74 votes

#19 - Valley of Power

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/12/1983

Adam, Teela and Cringer are exploring the Valley of Power, which contains magical water which imbues anyone who drinks it with great power. But a stranger called Danavas is also in the area, and has stolen the egg of a Mother Rogue. When the baby bird hatches, he makes it drink the water and gain its power, so he can control it for himself. The bird grows to giant size, and soon the Royal Palace is in danger from Danavas' adopted pet!

Directors: Lou Zukor
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The Curse of the Spellstone
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6.73
121 votes

#20 - The Curse of the Spellstone

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/9/1983

Skeletor and Evil-Lyn break into the temple of the Fire People and steal the Spellstone, with which they unleash a terrible storm. While He-Man, with Ram Man, Stratos and Battle Cat, goes off to try and retrieve the Spellstone, Evil-Lyn magically disguises herself as an old lady, and convinces Eternia's peasants that the storm was a result of the Elders being angry at the Royal family. She soon convinces them to unleash the Creeping Horac - an ever-growing weed-like entity that covers buildings and gradually sucks away the air - onto the Royal Palace...

Directors: Ed Friedman
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A Friend in Need
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6.73
82 votes

#21 - A Friend in Need

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/26/1983

An inventor called Zicran visits the Royal Palace to deliver a Transmutator machine to Man-At-Arms, accompanied by his daughter Ileena, a friend of Teela's. Ileena is vulnerable and lacking in self-confidence, feeling inferior compared to Teela's agility. Meanwhile, an evil sorcerer called Jarvan, who was previously defeated by He-Man and Man-At-Arms, has escaped from the prison mines and has set his sights on the Transmutator. Preying on Ileena's depression, he disguises himself as a kindly old woman and gives Ileena a 'magic potion' that will boost her confidence and strength. But the potion contains a dangerous drug, and Ileena soon finds herself addicted to the drug, and almost causes several serious accidents while under its effects. She also finds herself unwittingly obeying Jarvan's commands, and helps him to obtain the Transmutator! Can the heroic warriors cure Ileena's addiction before she causes more damage to herself and the people around her?

Directors: Ed Friedman
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The Dragon's Gift
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6.73
82 votes

#22 - The Dragon's Gift

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/28/1983

An ambassador from another kingdom visits the Royal Palace to present King Randor with a gift. But Man-At-Arms recognises the man as Skeletor in disguise, and in an attempt to stop him, is turned into a crystal statue. He-Man and Teela must journey to the Isles of Darksmoke, where the great and ancient dragon Granamyr knows the only spell to reverse the effect on Man-At-Arms. But their task proves far from easy- for not only is Granamyr suspicious of humans and reluctant to help them, but he says he will only give them the spell if they cut down the living tree named Skytree. Will He-Man willingly take a life if it is the only way to save that of his friend?

Directors: Lou Zukor
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Song of Celice
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6.73
97 votes

#23 - Song of Celice

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/14/1983

Adam, Teela, Orko, Cringer and Lizard Man are on a visit to Pangus, the King of the city of Tarinth, when the city comes under a fierce trembling. Adam is about to come to the rescue as He-Man when a young woman called Celice appears and soothes the tremors with her singing. Pangus explains that a terrible creature lives beneath the city, and only Celice's soothing singing can calm it. Skeletor oversees the whole scene and decides that Celice's singing powers would be of great use to him. Evil-Lyn kidnaps the girl with Trap Jaw, and possesses her; Skeletor plans to use her siren song to hypnotise The Sorceress and then to sing Castle Grayskull's jaw-bridge open...

Directors: Gwen Wetzler
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Dawn of Dragoon
star
6.75
81 votes

#24 - Dawn of Dragoon

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/22/1983

Orko's magic pyramid inadvertently saves Dree Elle, a female Trollan (Orko's species), who was hiding from Dragoon, an evil fire-breathing half man, half dragon who is terrorising Orko's home word of Trolla. On hearing the threat to his world, where he is a great magician, Orko promptly returns with Dree Elle in the pyramid. Knowing that their friend will need some help, He-Man and Battle Cat get The Sorceress to open a portal to send them to Trolla to help their friend, and find themselves in Orko's bizarre, back-to-front world, where they must put an end to Dragoon's reign of terror before sundown, or the portal back to Eternia will close...

Directors: Ed Friedman
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The Time Corridor
star
6.80
105 votes

#25 - The Time Corridor

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/12/1983

The Sorceress sends He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Orko and Battle Cat back in time after Skeletor, who, with Tri-Klops and Fang Man, have gone back into Eternia's past to plant an effective time bomb on the spot where Castle Grayskull now stands, that will destroy it in the present unless He-Man manages to stop it "in time"...

Directors: Lou Zukor
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