YMMV / She-Ra: Princess of Power

  • Awesome Music: The epic opening theme music — "I am Sheee-raaaaa!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shadow Weaver and Sea Hawk. The later becoming the fan preferred boyfriend for She-Ra.
  • Girl Show Ghetto: Interestingly avoided; most of the male audience who watched He-Man also watched She-Ra. But on the other hand girls didn't suddenly start liking She-Ra just because the main character was a girl. The toy line, however, didn't fare as well (see below).
  • Misaimed Marketing: Toys were advertised more like Barbie than for a warrior heroine.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In retrospect the Horde occupation of Etheria and the rebellion fighting them seem unfortunately similar to the Cardassian occupation of Bajor, only with less bloodshed and terrorist acts. Made even eerier by the lead female characters of each plot having names that rhyme.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "A Talent for Trouble", after Hordak is defeated (again), he shouts "I hate that woman!". This was long before a certain "doctor" would frequently say something similar about a certain hedgehog...
  • Ho Yay: Bow and Adam, every time they're together, but especially in the Five-Episode Pilot. Of course, all things considered, this should come as a surprise to no-one...
    • This scene was a great example.
      Bow: (very enthusiastically) May good fortune speed you on your mission!
      Adam: (suddenly looking very timid and uncomfortable) Well... thanks...
    • There's also the way they ride a horse together... with their hips a little too close for comfort. Then again, Adam also rides a horse this way with his sister.
      The Nostalgia Chick: Fuck it, we're off to the pride parade!
    • Bow's costume is fairly camp, too. Just a bit.
  • Les Yay: Fans like to think there's something beyond friendship between Netossa and Spinnerella, or that Glimmer's admiration of Adora/She-Ra has elements of Even the Girls Want Her.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Horde Prime
  • Periphery Demographic: While made with girls in mind, the show was careful to keep in plenty of action and plot to appeal to the boys who watched He-Man.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Bow; his new action figure, which is in scale with the rest of the Masters of the Universe line and show accurate head (complete with mustache) has helped soothed a lot of complaints about him and his original figure.
  • Smurfette Breakout: The series was actually introduced with this in mind.

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