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Horde Prime/Anillis Kur

Played by: Erik Gunden (She-Ra)
"Find it and crush it!"

The supreme leader of the Horde.

  • Big Brother Bully: it is strongly hinted he is Hordak brother.
  • The Faceless: His animated self never shown his face. All that has ever been seen of Horde Prime is a gigantic skeletal robotic arm And that apparently he had two heads according to the ep 'For Want of a Horse'. (Subverted in the uk comics)
  • Orcus on His Throne

Hordak/Hec-Tor Kur
Played by: George DiCenzo (She-Ra); Colin Murdock ('02)
"For some of us it's too late. I'm too old, too set in my ways."

Skeletor's former teacher in the arts of dark magic, who was banished to Etheria, in the Dimension of Despondos, where he rules with an iron fist in the name of the Evil Horde supreme leader, Horde Prime.

  • Amnesiac Dissonance: In issue #11 of the Star comic.
  • Arch-Enemy: To She-Ra, in the Filmation series. The 2002 series hinted that he was this to King Greyskull. King Hiss also refers to him as this.
  • Bad Boss: In the 2002 series, he kills one of his generals for giving him bad news.
  • Big Bad: One of the three main MOTU villains, rival to Skeletor and King Hiss. In the She-Ra 80s animation he is more of the Heavy to Horde Prime than this.
  • Bigger Bad: In the 2002 series, he's behind Keldor's transformation and empowerment into Skeletor, and tutored Evil-Lyn before that.
  • Deal with the Devil: Hordak serves as the devil in his deal with Keldor, not only healing him and turning him into Skeletor, but also making him his minion and even having the ability to torture Skeletor while still trapped in Despondos.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Horde Prime, as the Horde Prime never bothers to actually do anything.
  • The Dreaded: In the 2002 series, everyone is afraid of him, EVERYONE, even King Hiss.
  • Eviler Than Thou: In the 2002 series, the backstory with King Greyskull reveals that he was this to King Hiss, hence part of why he so afraid of him.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: In the 2002 series with the backstory mentioning the Spell of Seperation. He intended to use it to separate Eternia into the light and dark hemispheres, except the spell ended up working better than he planned and nearly separated the very planet in two, prompting him to halt it and hide away the pieces of the Artifact of Doom he used to cast the spell in the first place.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Downplayed in She-Ra and the original He-Man line of figures, where he preferred technology over magic but wielded both.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In the 2002 He-Man series, he's a Sealed Evil in a Can, but the Man Behind the Man with Skeletor since he's the reason he survived the injuries he got from Randor, and created the Dark Hemisphere. Word of God is that if the show continued he would have taken over as the Big Bad.
  • Hero Killer: In the 2002 series, he mortally wounds King Grayskull before being imprisoned in Despondos.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He called forth a portal to Despondos to trap King Grayskull, but the king turned the tables and sent him through instead.
  • Mle Trois: He and the rest of the Horde were involved in one with the Snake Men and King Greyskull's forces. While his forces were wounded somewhat, Hordak came out on top.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The 80's version is comical and prone to Amusing Injuries but has also effortlessy brought He-Man to his knees with a blast of his arm canon.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: When brought to animation, he became an enemy of She-Ra.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In the 2002 series, he's sealed in Despondos by King Grayskull during the main series.
  • Shapeshifting: Implied to be due to magic guiding the transformations. This aspect of him wasn't showcased much in the 2002 series.
  • Shout-Out: His real name (Hec-Tor) is possibly based on Hector Barbossa, though his real name was never mentioned in either of the cartoons.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: His arm, due to his Shapeshifting powers.
  • This Is a Drill: One of his many transformations.
  • Villainous Friendship: As terrible he is to everyone else, he seems to have a genuine affection for his sidekick Imp.
  • We Will Meet Again: Yells "I shall return!" as he is carried into Despondos when his attempt to engulf Castle Greyskull into Despondos backfired. As mentioned above, had the 2002 series continued, he would have lived up to his promise.
  • Worthy Opponent: He admits to being impressed with King Grayskull's abilities. Of course, it doesn't stop Hordak from trying harder to kill him.

Catra/C'yra of D'Riluth III

Played By: Melendy Britt
Force Captain of the Evil Horde who has the ability to shapeshift into a panther.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Is the Big Bad of the minicomics, but is relegated to The Dragon in the show proper.
  • Arch-Enemy: To She-Ra everywhere except the Filmation cartoon. Pors-Filmation adaptations, while keeping Catra working for Hordak, try to keep her as the more personal enemy to the heroine.
  • Animorphism: Able to transform back and forth between a panther.
  • The Corrupter: According to Entraptra's toy bio, Catra is the one who led her to the Horde.
  • The Dragon: Alongside Shadow Weaver, Catra is often the leader of Horde soldiers on the field.
  • The Vamp: She certainly thinks she is, once even trying to use her feminine wiles to entice Sea Hawk to officially join the Horde.


A vebex rock man who served Hordak during his war with Eternia. (first appearance is the 2002 series)


Cyborg bounty hunter who works for the Evil Horde. A new addition as for 2012.


A motorized cyborg with a built-in wheel on his chest, that allows him to move at super-speed.

  • Brain Washed: Unclear if it's the case in the minicomics, but it clearly is in the UK comics.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Extendar. Their powers are different, but they share the same origin.
  • Take That!: to Transformers. He's a warrior who can run like a dragster via the wheel on his chest.

Entrapta/Es'tra Vesselak

A close sidekick of Catra who can catch her enemies with her long braids. Just like Catra, Entrapta was added to the Horde in later media.

Grizzlor/Gur'Rull Gu'Rrooow Arrrk
Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)

A hairy monster who acts as the Horde jailer.

  • Brain Washed: According to his Classics bio.
  • Dumb Muscle: Zigzagged, The cartoon series plays down his savagery and he is competent enough to operate a computer console and command a series of Destructotanks. However, he is far from intelligent and is usually portrayed as a generic bumbling villain.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was 428 when he join the horde.

Horde Troopers
Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)

Basic soldiers of the Horde Empire.


Played by Erika Scheimer (She-Ra)
Every Evil Overlord should have one of their own.
Smallest member of the Evil Horde, and arguably the one most loyal to Hordak. He looks like something of a cross between a pig and a bat. When he's not busy disparaging the other Hordesman for their failures, he functions as Hordak's spy against the rebels. Acts rather like a mischievous child when left to his own devices.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Combine his entitled attitude with his diminutive size, and this is what you get.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Evil and proud of it. Of course may also be suffering a case of...
  • Canon Immigrant: not an actual part of the MOTU toyline until the 2014 Invasion Hordak figure included him. He was originally believed by fans to be based on the red bat included with the original Hordak figure, but it was implicitly Jossed by Mattel when they said the 2014 one was the first Imp ever.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Sports a pair of these
  • Co-Dragons: Shares this role with Shadow Weaver as they are arguably the most competent and reliable of Hordak's minions. However, Hordak shows more favoritism towards him over his other minions.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Surprisingly, when Skeletor managed to depose Hordak in "Of Shadows and Skulls", Imp was the only Hordesman to remain loyal to Hordak, even berating the others for not kicking Skeletor's butt in Hordak's name. He also tends to be the one to try to cheer Hordak up whenever the Evil Overlord is feeling down. That being said... (check trope below this one
  • Evil Is Petty
  • Flight: Those wings aren't just for show
  • Foreign Money Is Proof of Guilt: This is what he used to frame Kowl.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings
  • Honor Before Reason: "Shadows and Skulls" would have been so much easier on Imp if he hadn't tried to oppose Skeletor for Hordak's sake.
  • The Imp: His name not withstanding, Imp's powers would make him a formidable opponent if he wasn't handicapped both by his size and his lack of fortitude.
  • Karma Houdini: Hordak's protection and his own powers typically mean there's nothing he can't get away with scott-free. Averted in "Kowl, Comes Home" when Kowl snatches the little creep by his ears and rams Imp head first into a rotten goosh fruit as payback for his role in the episode.
  • Magic Pants: Imp's uniform will change shape with him, sometimes disappearing, sometimes providing black coloration to his disguises.
  • Master of Disguise: Comes with being both a spy and a Shapeshifter
  • Mobile Shrubbery: Invoked when he actually took the form of a bush... and then proceeded to follow Adora and friends on tip-toe
  • Morphic Resonance: Usually played straight, but occasionally averted. While most of Imp's forms retained his normal blue color scheme, twice he was shown (as a picture and as a ground squirrel) to be able to change his color.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Played this role to Hordak.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Cute, lazy, and more than a little bit of a brat, but underestimate Imp or get on his bad side and he'll quickly make more trouble than you might be able to handle.
  • Odd Friendship: Considering Hordak dislikes magic and flying creatures, one has to wonder why he's so protective of Imp.
  • Our Demons Are Different: While it's unlikely he's an actual infernal being over simply an alien or genetic creation, there's little denying what look Filmation was going for when they designed him.
  • Out of Focus: Did not appear in the 2002 remake of He-Man with the rest of the Horde, and has yet to appear in the DC comics adaptation of the franchise.
  • Pet the Dog: Hordak may be a Bad Boss, a Bully, and an Evil Overlord, but he positively dotes on this little guy and has gone out of his way to protect Imp or punish those who try to hurt him.
  • The Prankster: A particularly mean spirited one.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Imp's normal form looked like a cross between a pig and a bat.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: In universe, most everyone not named Hordak regards him as this.
  • Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: When his ego starts to swell a bit much.
  • The So-Called Coward: Played with. While Imp will avoid any fight not stacked in his favor, he still regularly journeys into enemy territory solo to retrieve information and items for his Master.
  • Stealth Expert: Surprisingly is still this even when not using his shapeshifting power. Is at least good enough to continually sneak into Brightmoon.
  • Spoiled Brat: Hordak's favoritism has given, or enhanced, Imp's entitled attitude.
  • Sweet Tooth: Since candy appears at least three times in his list of what he likes about fairs, it can be assumed he has one.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His schlera are yellow as opposed to the normal white.
  • Troll: Will frequently and happily point out the mistakes and failures of his fellow Hordesman, gleefully encouraging Hordak to met out punishments to them. Needless to say, he is not popular amongst his comrades.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: All of Hordak's minions hate him. When Skeletor takes over, they are willing to put up with Skeletor's abuse because it gives them a chance for vengeance on Imp.
  • The Trickster: How he is typically portrayed when he takes a more active role against the good guys. He once fooled everyone into think Kowl was a traitor, flooded Brightmoon Castle, and even started a destructive forest fire on Beast Island.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Hordak if nothing else. It's one of his few admirable qualities.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Two arms, two legs, and two wings.
  • Villainous Friendship: Possibly the only creature on Etheria truly loyal to Hordak.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Twice while spying on the Rebels in two separate episodes Imp expounded on his love of the fairs that were being held at the time. He actually sounded like a giddy little kid when he listed what he loved about them in "The Red Knight" and even lamented being on the job spying for Hordak and thus unable to go enjoy himself in "Friends Are Where You Find Them."
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: Imp's primary ability and what makes him so dangerous as a spy.
  • Weak, but Skilled: While his overall power is on the low end amongst the Horde, Imp subterfuge skills make him an almost unbeatable spy and saboteur.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Their appearance tends to be the first sign an object is Imp in disguise.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: To go with your blue skin

Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)

A creature who can drain his enemies' strength with the suction cups of his mouth and hands.

Mantenna/Glieeb-Tolio Jak-Us
Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)

A Horde member with pop-out eyes that allow him to spy his enemies at long distances or shoot a stun ray.

  • Adaptational Badass: His 2002 incarnation only appears briefly, but he looks more fearsome and puts up a better fight against King Grayskull than Hordak's other forces.
  • Butt-Monkey: If Hordak is angry at a defeat, or merely bored, he uses Mantenna as an scapegoat and sends him through a trapdoor.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He has turned the tables on Hordak a few times.
  • Eye Beams: He can shoot a stun beam, gravity distortion beams, and freeze rays from his eyes.


Hordak's mount, a huge mantis.

Megator/Moleb the Demolisher

A giant who served Hordak millennia ago. After his death, he was found by King Hiss who briefly turned him into a zombie.

Modulok/Galen Nycroft
Played by: Lou Scheimer (80's)

A beast capable of rearranging his body parts to take several different shapes.

  • Adaptation Expansion: In his first minicomic appearance, he stated he was a former slave of Skeletor, and he joined the Horde to destroy Skeletor. The cartoon showed his origin and his tenure as one of Skeletor's Evil Warriors before joining the Horde in the She-Ra series.
  • Detachment Combat: Mostly uses it to divide himself into two bodies.
  • Mad Scientist: He was shown as such in the animated series, and the comics followed by showing him as the creator of Multi-Bot.

Mosquitor/Bliddeon Black

A cybernetic mosquito-man who can drain his enemies' blood and energy with his nose-piece.

Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)

A robot created by Modulok, with the same powers.

  • Robot Me: The robotic version of his creator Modulok.

Octavia/Polypus Rorqu

Played by: Lou Scheimer (She-Ra)
She is a Horde-Commander (a sea commander to be precise) for the Sea of Sigh

  • Canon Immigrant: First appear in the She-ra cartoon then got a toy in 2013 due to the Masters of the Universe Classics toyline.
  • Combat Tentacles: not only can she use them to grab foes. Octavia is able to hold and use a sword in each tentacle at the same time.

Scorpia/Lynda D'Ream

Played by: Linda Gary
A Horde solider with scorpion claws and tail

  • Half-Human Hybrid: Part human and part scorpion.
  • Matriarchy: According to her bio, it's the females who rule the scorpion people.
  • Poisonous Person: Her tail produces a natural poison.
  • The Quisling: The ruler of the fiefdom known as Scorpion Hill, when Hordak approached her to join the Horde, she jumped at the chance, helping in the conquest of Etheria.
  • Scary Scorpions: Despite being mostly human-like, her claws and tail still make her a fearsome enemy.

Shadow Weaver/Beatrix

Played by: Linda Gary

A powerful sorceress and second-in-command to Hordak.

  • Casting a Shadow: Known for her Shadow Magic.
  • Co-Dragons: Shares this role with Imp as they are arguably the most competent and reliable of Hordak's minions.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Shadow Weaver has this down pat. She was a well respected hero with magic powers, until she sought power and succumbed to The Dark Side (which horribly disfigured her, no less), and has become servant to The Empire, being the right hand of the Big Bad. She wears a cloak that allows her to be faceless, and talks in a deep, intimidating voice with Vader Breath.
  • Deal with the Devil: Betrayed her teacher Norwyn and sealed Etheria's conquest by the Horde in exchange for enhanced magical power. Does not seem to regret it in the least.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Though usually above Hordak's criticism, "Of Shadows and Skulls" shows exactly what happens when Shadow Weaver gets too much abuse.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A powerful sorceress in a hooded dress.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: Subtle, but there. Shadow Weaver possesses great magical power, but because she made a deal and cheated to get it, she doesn't actually possess the knowledge and wisdom to use it effectively. This is best seen when she fights fellow magic casters like Castaspella and Norwyn, both of whom can run circles around her despite not being as powerful.
  • Vader Breath: Often begins her sentences with a raspy exhale.


Played by: George Dicenzo