YMMV: She-Ra: Princess of Power

  • Anvilicious
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: 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).
  • Fridge Logic: In the episode Small Problems, a Horde scientist tells Bow, who's disguised as a Horde Inspector, that he'd developed the enlarging formula before he developed the shrinking formula, but that Hordak didn't want to make the Rebels bigger. Why Hordak never thought of using the enlarging formula to make his own troops bigger, probably just illustrates how dumb Hordak actually is.
  • Misaimed Marketing: Toys were advertised more like Barbie than for an ass-kicking heroine.
  • 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!
  • 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. In a way, it was shockingly prescient of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • 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.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The And Knowing Is Half the Battle mascot "Loo-Kee", and the Twiggets. Any episode featuring them will almost certainly need to be followed by an insulin shot.
    • The Twiggets weren't so bad. Loo-Kee though could get on one's nerves.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The transformation sequence is grand, especially for the time and budget Filmation had to work with.
    • The backgrounds were lavishly painted as well, even if the animation going on wasn't too complex.