Descended Creator: Lou Scheimer (credited as Erik Gunden) as always, voicing — among others — Kowl, Spirit, Leech, Mantenna, Grizzlor, all Horde Troopers, and reprising Orko.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Crossed with Merchandise-Driven, as originally, as with the comics, Catra was meant to be the Big Bad in the cartoon. Hordak and the Evil Horde were toys made for the boys-oriented Masters of the Universe toyline. But because Filmation was wrapping up their production of He-Man cartoons at the time they started She-Ra, the Horde was too late for that cartoon (only being hinted at in the episode "The Origin of the Sorceress"), but right on time for She-Ra. So instead of the cartoon taking the route of the mini-comics, which were often stereotypical romance-driven action plots with Catra and She-Ra vying over Bow, viewers were treated to a more traditional action show where the lead character was an action hero who just happened to be female, rebelling against a villain who had already conquered the world. This was also why two of the Snake Men were included as part of the Hordenote King Hiss, the leader of the Snake Men, never appeared in either series.. The Snake Men toys came too late for He-Man, so Rattlor and Tung Lashor were added to She-Ra in order to promote toys.