The BEST Episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020


Created in 1985 as a spin-off to the very popular cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, this show aimed at young girls quickly became one of Filmation's biggest hits. "I am Adora, He-Man's twin sister, and defender of the Crystal Castle. Fabulous secrets were revealed to me the day I held aloft my sword and said, 'For the Honor of Grayskull...'

Play it Again, Bow

#1 - Play it Again, Bow

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 17, 1985

Madame Razz's old boyfriend named Fritz reappears on the scene looking for help as his monument representing the free people of Etheria is under threat from the Horde. The Rebels journey to save it, giving both Madame Razz and Fritz to patch up their differences in the process.

star 8.80
5 votes
Treasures of the First Ones

#2 - Treasures of the First Ones

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Oct 31, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Sea Hawk, Hordak, Mantenna, Shadow Weaver, Octavia When an ancient island once occupied by the First Ones rises out from the sea, Hordak sets out to invade it and steal its treasure. She-Ra calls Sea Hawk to her side and sets out to stop Hordak!

star 8.75
4 votes
Darksmoke and Fire

#3 - Darksmoke and Fire

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired Nov 29, 1985

While traveling to Eternia for a visit, Adora is sent back in time by one of Hordak's rockets, which enters her portal. She realizes that she is in Eternia, but hundreds of years earlier!

star 8.67
3 votes
Sweet Bee's Home

#4 - Sweet Bee's Home

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 29, 1986

Adam's visit to Etheria is interrupted when he and Adora spot a space vessel being shot down by the Horde. They transform into He-Man and She-Ra and seek Mermista's help in saving the pilot, who landed in a region of ice water. Frosta also volunteers for the mission once she spots He-Man, who is uncomfortable with the attention she gives him. He-Man and Frosta deal with the Horde Troopers while Mermista and She-Ra swim down and free the unconscious pilot from her ship. The pilot turns out to be Sweet Bee, a beautiful alien who can fly and create honeycomb nets. He-Man is very attentive to her, much to Frosta's annoyance. Sweet Bee was scouting out a new home for her people after their planet was destroyed. She-Ra tells Sweet Bee that her people would most likely be enslaved by the Horde if they came to Etheria. They have to get word to the Hive not to come, but the Horde has Sweet Bee's ship and uses it to send a message encouraging her people to settle here. With the help of h

star 8.67
3 votes
Assault on the Hive

#5 - Assault on the Hive

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 13, 1986

Sweet Bee escapes just as Skeletor takes possession of her people's Hive. Can the Rebels help Sweet Bee save her people, who have been enslaved by Skeletor's magic?

star 8.50
2 votes
Shades of Orko

#6 - Shades of Orko

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 21, 1987

Shadow Weaver steals Orko's shadow. Orko is getting weaker without his shadow. It is up to She-Ra, Man-At-Arms, Orko, Glimmer and Bow to get Orko's shadow back.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Bibbet Story

#7 - The Bibbet Story

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Nov 28, 1987

Two young Bibbets steal Adora's sword and Bow's weapon. The two Bibbets think that Adora and Bow work for the Horde.

star 8.40
5 votes
Swifty's Baby

#8 - Swifty's Baby

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Dec 5, 1987

Swift Wind's mate has been kidnapped by Hordak. If she is NOT back on Unicorn Island before their baby is born, their baby will be just a normal horse and NOT a Unicorn.

star 8.40
5 votes
Anchors Aloft (2)

#9 - Anchors Aloft (2)

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired Nov 28, 1985

The Sea Hawk hides in a cave with Davey, a tiny mouse he meets on the island. There, he finds the wreckage of an old ship and meets a mysterious man.

star 8.33
3 votes
She-Ra Unchained

#10 - She-Ra Unchained

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 11, 1985

Key Characters Include: Prince Adam/He-Man, Cringer, Glimmer, Bow, Kowl, Madame Razz, Broom, Force Captain Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, The Sorceress, Hordak, Shadow Weaver, Horde Troopers He-Man has been rescued from Beast Island by his friends, but soon sets out back to the Fright Zone, to find Force Captain Adora and see if she has learned the truth about the Horde. At Doom Tower, Hordak has created a machine called the Magna Beam, which can drain the energy of his rebel captives. Adora, who is being prevented from turning against the Horde by Shadow Weaver's magic, is complying with his scheme. He-Man manages to sneak into Doom Tower, but when he finds Adora she arrests him, and Hordak imprisons him in the Magna Beam. However, overnight Adora's sleep is interrupted by telepathic communication from The Sorceress, who reveals to her that she was stolen from her parents as a baby by the Horde, who brought her up to follow their evil ways. And not only that, but He-Man is her

star 8.26
85 votes
Small Problems

#11 - Small Problems

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 10, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Glimmer, Bow, Kowl, Madame Razz, Hose Nose (aka Snout Spout), Hordak, Catra, Scorpia, Professor Tempest A Horde scientist called Professor Tempest invents a shrinking spray, that shrinks She-Ra, Swift Wind and Glimmer to a microscopic size. Bow sets about reversing the effect by disguising himself as a Horde Inspector and probing Tempest's lab for a way to restore them to normal size.

star 8.20
5 votes
The Price of Freedom

#12 - The Price of Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 16, 1985

Key Characters Include: She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Prince Adam/He-Man, The Sorceress, Orko, Bow, Glimmer, Hordak, Mantenna, Colin The Sorceress sends He-Man to Etheria, telling him that She-Ra needs him urgently. On Etheria, He-Man finds himself surrounded by intense war and chaos, as the Horde bomb a small city. The villagers escape to the mines while She-Ra and He-Man fight the Troopers, then they explain to the heroes that the Horde attacked their city after they ran out of Etherium, a substance they were mining for the Horde. The Horde are planning to burn the city, but the villagers tell She-Ra and He-Man that they no longer care about saving their homes- all they want is freedom. As She-Ra heads off to get some backup rebels, He-Man does his best to help the villagers survive in the mine. Amidst all this war and suffering, the villagers realise that they must join the rebellion and fight for their freedom.

star 8.20
5 votes
Horde Prime Takes a Holiday

#13 - Horde Prime Takes a Holiday

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 1, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Prince Adam/He-Man, The Sorceress, Bow, Kowl, Glimmer, Hordak, Mantenna, Multi-Bot, Skeletor, Horde Prime When Horde Prime goes on a vacation, he tells Hordak to look after his ship, the Velvet Glove. He-Man is concerned that Hordak will use the ship to attack Eternia, so he goes to Etheria to enlist She-Ra's help in the case of an attack. Skeletor is also concerned that his old mentor will attack him, so he sets out to steal the ship for himself. When Hordak tries to use the ship's freeze rays to freeze the Whispering Woods, She-Ra and He-Man set about stopping him, and chaos ensues as they fight to stop Hordak while Skeletor competes for control of the Velvet Glove!

star 8.14
7 votes

#14 - Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 25, 1985

Lani, an old friend of Adora's (back when she worked for the Horde) sends Adora a letter. In the letter, her Lani says that Hordak has locked her up in the Fright Zone and is threatening to send her to the slave pits on Horde World. When Adora enters the Fright Zone to save Loni, she finds out that she has been tricked into a trap.

star 8.13
8 votes
The Crystal Castle

#15 - The Crystal Castle

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 7, 1985

Shadow Weaver is attacking Castle Brightmoon. Queen Angella will loose the castle's powers in a few days, when an eclipse occurs. Shadow Weaver knows this so, she is attacking Castle Brightmoon to try and weaken Queen Angella. Queen Angella tells Adora that the only way Brightmoon can be saved is if they find the Crystal Castle. Only, one person has seen the castle. The person who has seen the castle is the King of the trolls, and trolls hate humans.

star 8.13
8 votes
Enchanted Castle

#16 - Enchanted Castle

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 2, 1985

Adora tells the story of the time Mysticor was ruled by an evil queen named Mortella. She ruled the kingdom in terror and had captured Adora and Bow, who were then freed by an old woman. As Mortella fell from her throne, it was revealed that the old woman was actually Castaspella, Mysticor's true queen, who had been put under a terrible curse by Mortella.

star 8.00
6 votes
The Crown of Knowledge

#17 - The Crown of Knowledge

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 8, 1985

Young Marcus dreams of having power as mighty as Etheria's founder, King Jared. So on hearing Bow's story about the Crown of Knowledge, he kidnaps Kowl and goes in search of it and all it's wisdom. What he doesn't know is that he is being controlled by Hordak and Shadow Weaver, who want the crown's power for themselves.

star 8.00
6 votes
The Anxious Apprentice

#18 - The Anxious Apprentice

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Oct 28, 1985

Ariel a student magician who can't wait to use her master's power(Castaspella). When she steals the fabulous book of spells it becomes a test of She-Ra's strength. After all, the magic book has fallen into Scorpia's claws and it looks like battle in the Forbidden Zone!

star 8.00
4 votes
Birds of a Feather

#19 - Birds of a Feather

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Nov 12, 1985

Red Eye, Kowl's evil cousin, offers his service to Hordak who accepts when he discovers that Red Eye's feathers can be used to see into the Whispering Woods via Kowl as the 2 are close relatives. When Kowl discovers this, he leaves the Rebellion believing he's a threat to friends, but the bigger threat is the Valley of the Lost, which awaits him around the corner...

star 8.00
2 votes
Unexpected Ally

#20 - Unexpected Ally

Season 1 - Episode 53 - Aired Nov 19, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Bow, Glimmer, Hordak, Mantenna, Grizzlor, General Sundar, Mali A farming family is arrested by the Horde General Sundar when they attempt to protest against having to pay Horde taxes. The daughter, Mali, manages to escape and runs to tell She-Ra of her predicament. When the rebels attack General Sundar and his troopers, Sundar manages to capture She-Ra. As She-Ra's friends set out to rescue her, She-Ra attempts to help General Sundar see the error of his ways, and convince him to leave the Horde.

star 8.00
2 votes
Anchors Aloft (1)

#21 - Anchors Aloft (1)

Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired Nov 27, 1985

The Sea Hawk's ship is attacked by Captain Scurvy. The ship crashes on a remote island and Adora and Hawk's men believe the Sea Hawk to be dead.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Pearl

#22 - The Pearl

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 1986

Mermista, who supports the Great Rebellion, tells Adora that the rest of her people won't fight the Horde because the Horde has never provoked them. But that changes when Hordak steals the Power Pearl that gives Mermista's people their magic powers. She-Ra and Mermista have to retrieve the Pearl before Shadow Weaver learns how to unlock its magic. They get some help from a baby horn whale that they helped rescue from Hordak's troopers.

star 8.00
5 votes
He Ain't Heavy

#23 - He Ain't Heavy

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 26, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Bow, Glimmer, Spirit/Swift Wind, Kowl, Madame Razz, Prince Adam/He-Man, Teela, Hordak, Shadow Weaver, Grizzlor, Callus Shadow Weaver breaks into the home of the retired wizard Callus, and steals his magical mirror which can transport people from different worlds to Etheria. Hordak uses the mirror to transport Prince Adam to his dungeons, in the hope that Adora will come to rescue her brother and he will be able to recapture her. As Callus enlists the help of Bow and Glimmer to recover his mirror, She-Ra sets out to rescue Prince Adam, before Hordak can cause more havoc with the mirror.

star 7.88
8 votes
Return of the General

#24 - Return of the General

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 1986

General Sunder returns in this episode. Now, Sunder is a farmer and he has a wife Mally and a daughter. The Horde captures Sunder's wife and daughter. Now it is up to Sunder to save them.

star 7.86
7 votes
Book Burning

#25 - Book Burning

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 11, 1985

Key Characters Include: Adora/She-Ra, Spirit/Swift Wind, Bow, Hordak, Tung Lashor, Rattlor, Mantenna, Leech, Serena, Corey Adora and Bow visit a school in Northland, to tell the children how Etheria was a peaceful place before the Horde invaded it and took over. One boy, Corey, accuses them of lying, believing that the Horde are a peaceful government and the planet's rightful rulers. Just then, Northland is invaded by the Horde themselves, who steal all the school's books for a book burning ceremony, with the intention of replacing them with books depicting the Horde as the rightful rulers of Etheria. Hordak also appoints Tung Lashor as a new teacher for the school. As books are burned in the town square, and the Horde do all they can to ensure the schools teach pro-Horde views, She-Ra must do all she can to stop them, before the Horde's propaganda can corrupt the minds of the children.

star 7.80
5 votes