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The Rebellion

The heroes of the series. A resistance force dedicated to freeing Etheria from the Horde, led by Queen Angella and the forces of Bright Moon.
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From left to right: Sea Hawk, Spinnerella, Netossa, Bow, She-Ra, Glimmer, Frosta, Perfuma, Mermista

  • The Alliance: They are an alliance of free kingdoms and anti-Horde rebel cells unified to defeat the Horde.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Most of the lands under the control of the princesses have this aesthetic, in sharp contrast to the Horde's dark industrial aesthetic.
  • La Résistance: They're the main resistance group that stands up to the Horde.
  • Legacy Team: The Rebellion, specifically the Princess Alliance, is formed, among others, from the daughters of those who formed the first Rebellion.
  • Losing the Team Spirit: The Rebellion gave up after the battle that got Glimmer's father killed. Much of the first season is the Best Friends Squad trying to regain support from the original Rebellion's kids. When Entrapta is apparently killed, everyone breaks up again. The battle of Bright Moon brings them back together again.
  • Meaningful Name: You can tell what most of the princesses' powers or abilities are just by their names alone.
  • Undying Loyalty: While they initially band together simply because they're convinced by She-Ra, they're committed to the cause and undoubtedly ready to put their lives at risk for a fellow member of the Alliance. Not even Adora losing her powers in Season 5 breaks their faith in her, and they'd follow her in the heat of the battle without thinking about it twice.
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Best Friends Squad

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  • Badass Crew: A princess with teleporting powers, an ex-Horde soldier who can turn into the famed hero, and a skilled archer. Season 5 sees them expand with an ex-horde Force Captain and skilled strategist.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: It takes the loss of Angella, a lot of hard work from Double Trouble, the Horde going on a blitzkrieg offensive and the toxic influence of Shadow Weaver to do it, but over Season 4, a rift develops between Glimmer and the other two, culminating in them heading off to Beast Island to rescue Entrapta against her direct orders. There's hope for it, at least; Adora and Bow vow to rescue Glimmer from Horde Prime despite the tension between them, and Glimmer realizes during the Heart of Etheria fiasco how badly she messed up. The trio reconcile after Glimmer apologises for her actions and Bow forgives her.
  • Family of Choice: They are more than just best friends to Adora; they’re her family, and perhaps the closest to a real family she’s ever known.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Glimmer is the mage, prioritizing her magic using light and teleportation. Adora is the fighter, wielding a sword and being the local powerhouse. Bow is the thief, due to his skills focusing on his dexterity and trickery with the bow.
  • Fire-Forged Friends:
    • Bow and Glimmer don't become fast friends with Adora, especially the latter, due to her being a Horde soldier at the time. However, upon Adora switching sides and saving a town from being taken by the Horde, they begin to see her as a friend.
    • For most of the series Catra serves as their main adversary and she frequently tries to hurt them both emotionally and physically. However after she risks her life to break Glimmer out of Horde Prime's ship the squad decide to rescue Catra in turn and they spend most of their time afterwards fighting Prime's forces together. By the series finale Catra becomes friends with all of them and is officially made a member of the squad.
  • Only Sane Man: Bow is the most level-headed one, compared to Glimmer's impulsiveness and Adora's Fish out of Water moments, though he has his moments of wackiness too.
    • After her Heel–Face Turn, the braincell is firmly in Catra's possession, and she's not amused.
  • Sixth Ranger: Catra becomes this in Season 5. Though Bow and Glimmer realize this has happened fairly quickly, its not until the climax that Catra fully accepts it.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Though Bow is no slouch in a fight and Glimmer and Adora have proven to be capable strategists, Bow is also The Smart Guy and Only Sane Man while the two girls have innate magical skills.
  • True Companions: Adora will protect the realm and her friends will protect her.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: At least as far as the Best Friends Squad goes, though it can change depending on who joins them for adventure. This dynamic is officially broken in Season 5 after Catra joins the squad adding a third girl to the team.
  • With a Friend and a Stranger: Glimmer and Bow are childhood friends and form a fire-forged bond with Adora.

    Adora/She-Ra 
See character page for information regarding Adora.

    Glimmer 
See her page here

    Bow 

Bow, Master Archer

Voiced by: Marcus Scribner (English), Arturo Castañeda (Latin American Spanish), Sho Okumura (Japanese)

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"You say you're just ordinary people? I say you're warriors of The Rebellion!"

Bow is a highly-skilled archer and the Rebellion’s resident tech master. Driven by loyalty, Bow is dedicated to doing what’s right and will do everything he can to protect his friends in dangerous situations. Even complete strangers can count on him to stand up for what’s right.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original cartoon, he had red hair. Here, his hair is dark brown.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He goes to Princess Prom with Perfuma, but seems really invested in getting Sea Hawk's approval when they first meet, to the point where it walks the fine line between mancrush and just plain crush. At the end of the show, it's revealed that he is in love with Glimmer.
  • Archer Archetype: Downplayed. Bow is a skilled archer and The Smart Guy but isn't The Stoic but is certainly more grounded than his friends.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Bow is the youngest of thirteen.
  • Badass Bookworm: While not on Entrapta's level, Bow does show a talent when it comes to technology.
  • Badass Normal: He doesn't have any magic, but compensates with his skill with his bow and gadgets.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Even more so than his original incarnation. He even rips off his cummerbund when dressing for a ball, though he decides to put it back on after feeling how cold it is there. Even when going into the deadly vacuum of space, his spacesuit still has a hole for his midriff.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Bow is an extremely kind-hearted and honest person but is still a master archer not afraid to defend himself, his friends, or the innocent. He also isn't afraid to give What the Hell, Hero? moments if needed.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Glimmer. When her power starts glitching out at random after the Black Garnet is supercharged, he can be seen sitting off to the side of her healing pod and staring at her with worry, which she quickly points out and he denies.
  • Black and Nerdy: The Rebellion’s resident tech master and is of the Etherian equivalent of African descent.
  • Brainy Brunette: Dark brown hair and a tech master.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Downplayed. Bow only refers to his fathers by their names to distinguish them from one another.
  • Camp Straight: Second only to Sea Hawk in the camp department, but ends up with Glimmer. May still have a crush on Sea Hawk, though.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: The series finale has him undergo a Relationship Upgrade with Glimmer, his childhood friend.
  • Cultured Badass: Tech expert, master of the bow and arrow, and can play the violin.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Bow loves Catra's little sneezes, finds the ears on her space helmet adorable, and he thinks she grows cuter when she's angry.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Discussed and subverted. Glimmer presumed Bow never talked about past or his family because it was painful and troubling to him. In reality, he comes from loving fathers but keeps his rebel life a secret, as he fears they would disapprove of it.
  • Dub Name Change: His name is "Arco" in the European Spanish dub, "Flechdor" in the French dub, and "Arqueiro" in the Portuguese dub.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Even though they can embarrass him, Bow will nonetheless protect his fathers when they might be in danger.
  • Fanboy: Both to Entrapta and Sea Hawk.
  • Family Theme Naming: Like his father Lance, Bow's named after a type of weapon.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Not on Entrapta's level, but Bow is the resident tech whiz and makes his own arsenal of Trick Arrows.
  • Has Two Mommies: He has two fathers, Lance and George, who are introduced in "Reunion".
  • The Heart: Catra even calls him this. Everyone tends to like Bow and he tends to like almost everyone, and he often leaps in to talk down Glimmer and Adora when they get too emotional. It's notable that the episode that sees the pair most compromised by their emotional connections, "Princess Prom", sees him separated from them for most of the episode. Which is why he has a heart on his breastplate. Deconstructed in Season 4 where due to Adora and Glimmer's relationship becoming strained, Bow tries his hardest to keep the peace between the best friend squad, before finally admitting to Sea Hawk that it is taking a lot out of him being the only one trying to keep their friendship from falling apart and that no one appreciates his efforts.
  • Heart Symbol: Bow wears heart symbols on his shirt and boots; his father, George, has a heart symbol t-shirt as well. He's also the literal heart of the group.
  • Heroic Build: Bow has a lithe, muscular figure and is one of the good guys.
  • Hypocrite: Bow showed a love of making bad puns in "Roll With It" but is embarrassed when his fathers do the same.
  • Interspecies Romance: Downplayed with Glimmer. Bow is a full human while Glimmer is half human and half angel.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Bow is a sensitive young man who likes cute things and is open about his emotions.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Inverted. He's a soldier while his fathers are historians.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Glimmer. The two of them are very close and Bow hangs around Bright Moon frequently, but their relationship is very much like siblings as opposed to romantic. Averted in Season 5, in which Bow and Glimmer profess their love for each other before the final battle with Hordak Prime.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He has a lot of his father George's personality. They're both dorks who share much of the same quirks. He shares his sense of humor, however, with his other father Lance.
  • Living a Double Life: Bow kept his rebel activities a secret from his fathers and pretended to be studying in a historian school.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Bow has always served as this to Glimmer, to the point that she panics when he starts branching out with other friendships in "Princess Prom". When a rift forms between them throughout season four, she does not take it well, highlighting the parallels between her and Catra.
  • Love Bubbles: Parodied. He defeats a robot able to create bubbles and the robot creates bright, shiny bubbles behind him at the same time people are amazed by his subsequent speech.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: He shares this dynamic with Adora, though it's very downplayed. While Adora's go-to answer for complicated problems is "brute strength", he's likely to suggest a more thought-out approach. Adora even mentions it in Season 5: Bow talks feelings, she punches them.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Thirteen siblings, according to Bow, and he's the youngest.
  • Master Archer: His primary role in combat is to be an excellent shot with a bow and arrow.
  • Meaningful Name: Bow's main weapons include a bow and arrow.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Wears an outfit that exposes his midriff and is quite strong and good-looking.
  • Nice Guy: In general, Bow is a friendly, caring, and thoughtful young man. He is the first to trust Adora, and even before that he helped her move through the forest when he and Glimmer had captured her.
  • The Not-Love Interest: At the end of "Princess Prom," he and Glimmer are abducted by Catra, who uses them to lure Adora to the Fright Zone.
    Catra: (looking at an image of Adora, Bow, and Glimmer resting together) If you want to take down Adora, you've got to go for the heart.
  • Official Couple: Bow and Glimmer become one at the end of the series, with the two declaring their love to each other during the final battle. A vision Adora sees in the Heart of Etheria shows a possible future where they got married at an unknown point.
  • The One Guy: Bow is the only leading male in cast mostly consisting of women. Furthermore, in the "Best Friend Squad" he is the only male in a group comprised of Adora, Glimmer, and Catra.
  • Only Friend: Before the reintegration of the Princess Alliance, he was this to Glimmer.
  • Only Sane Man: There's some silliness to him as well, but he still tends to be the member of the team with the most common sense... usually. Through Season 4, he tries mediating between Adora and Glimmer as their relationship gets increasingly fractured, actually managing to undo some of the strain Double Trouble puts on them. He generally succeeds, until things get too strained between them.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Bow, the emotional center of the group, strong believer of The Power of Friendship, and always the optimist angrily yells he doesn't care what Octavia does to him when he (with Sea Hawk and Swift Wind) is captured. That and doubting the bonds he has with Glimmer and Adora plus growing tired of trying to keep them together with little appreciation. Really shows how the two girls' fights have begin to wear on him.
    • If nothing else, you know Glimmer has gone too far, when Bow of all people snaps and calls her out on her behaviour.
  • Primary-Color Champion: White and gold top and boots with red heart accents, and blue pants.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Zigzagged.
    • Inverted with Adora. In the original series, he was her love interest. Here, they are just close friends who develop a familial bond.
    • Played straight with Glimmer. They were friends in the original but make a mutual Love Confession in the show's series finale.
  • Pungeon Master: Bow makes a lot of puns in "Roll With It".
  • Race Lift: In the original series, Bow was a Caucasian red-haired guy. Here, he's dark-skinned with Afro-textured hair.
  • Red Is Heroic: Like his original incarnation, he's got red hearts as a motif.
  • Rousing Speech: Bow takes advantage of Horde Prime's Spire's hologram systems to deliver one across Etheria.
    Bow: Hey, everyone. I'm Bow. Prime is probably trying to get his channel back right now, so I have to make this quick. Prime's controlled the universe for a long time. Right now, we're the only thing standing in the way of him controlling it forever. You might be feeling hopeless, you might be thinking "We don't stand a chance!" And maybe we don't. Prime's too strong, his army's too powerful. But that's not gonna stop us! We need to show Prime we're not afraid of him. Because we have each other! We have love. We can't give up. And if we go down, we go down together. We need you, all of you. It's time to take back our world. It's time to fight. For She-Ra. For our homes! And for each other!
  • Shipper on Deck: Subtle, but he (with Glimmer) notice a lot of Catra and Adora's more intimate moments.
  • The Smart Guy: He becomes the Rebellion’s resident tech master after Entrapta defects to the Horde. He is capable of reverse engineering the Horde's machines, crafts his own weaponry, and relies on tactics in battle since he doesn't have magic like most of the Rebellion's members.
  • Static Character: Unlike Adora and Glimmer, Bow doesn't achieve any sort of personal growth from the beginning but he's still a well-developed, rounded character.
  • Stepford Smiler: He pretends he wants to be a historian to please his fathers.
  • Taught by Experience: Implied, as he mentions teaching himself archery.
  • Trick Arrow: Besides regular arrows, he does have some that allow him to hook onto objects and zipline across to get closer to an enemy. In System Failure, he shows off an assortment of arrows from smoke arrows to a sonic boom arrow. The mere existence of a magnifying glass arrow is enough to make Catra question how the Rebellion survived so long.
  • Vocal Evolution: Bow's voice noticeably cracks towards the start of the series but gets lower towards the end. While his voice actor was capable of doing the same voice throughout the whole series, Noelle encouraged him in the final season to reflect his character's growth.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: At least according to Netossa, all you have to do to take out Bow is to cut his bowstring.
  • Weapon of Choice: Bow will always choose a bow and arrow to fight with.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: The main reason he kept his Rebellion life a secret: He was afraid if he told his fathers, they would disappointed in him.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Subverted. As the youngest, Bow's father are set to have him inherit their family archaeologist library, something they think he wants. However, Bow doesn't want to follow in their footsteps but is afraid to voice his true feelings.
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The Princess Alliance

A group of magical princesses who lead the Rebellion and are founded by Adora and Glimmer.
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    Perfuma 

Perfuma, Princess of Plumeria

Voiced by: Genesis Rodriguez (English), Analiz Sánchez (Latin American Spanish), Yui Kondo (Japanese)

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"For the She-Ra!"

Though she is a peace-loving pacifist, Perfuma possesses a surprisingly strong core. She believes that the universe will reward good and punish evil in kind. Still, if it takes a little too long, she isn't afraid to take matters into her own hands.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed, as has more to do with personality than skill. Originally, Perfuma was the only member of the Rebellion that didn't fear Hordak. This Perfuma fears the Horde and believes herself to not be fit to fight. Subverted when, after meeting She-Ra, she actually quickly drops this and actually gets mild Blood Knight undertones to her personality as she now enjoys fighting enemy soldiers. However, multiple characters still point out that of all the fighting princesses, she's the one who holds back the most.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: This is the belief of several of the princesses, who think that Perfuma is afraid of hurting people and consequently holds back in fights. It’s Netossa’s opinion that Perfuma could be one of the strongest princesses (or maybe the strongest) if she ever truly cut loose and fought as hard as she could. The fact that she's one of Adora's most powerful and most relied upon allies despite holding back speaks volumes.
  • All-Loving Hero: Perfuma is an incredibly friendly, loving young woman who always tries to find the peaceful solution.
  • Amazon Chaser: She seems to have a particular fondness for muscular women, going by her reaction to seeing She-Ra for the first time and her referring to Huntara as a "desert rose." Most notably, the series finale very heavily implies that she and Scorpia become an Official Couple.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Asks Bow to Princess Prom on the spur of the moment, but also sees Love Bubbles when seeing She-Ra for the first time, refers to Huntara as a "desert rose" while giving her a flower crown, and instantly forgives Scorpia after her Heel–Face Turn and becomes her greatest supporter in Season 5, doing everything she can to save her from Horde Prime's control and being with her in the ending celebration while the Official Couples are together.
  • Babies Ever After: According to a charity livestream, she and Scorpia end up having a lot of kids.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Perfuma is a pacifist by choice but is able to control a variety of plants. Netossa even comments that if Perfuma let go of her pacifistic ideals, she probably be the strongest Princess of the group.
  • Blood Knight: Drops her pacifist shtick pretty quickly after fighting the Horde once, declaring she never felt more alive, then joining up to hit more Horde soldiers with flowers.
  • Caring Gardener: Even though she has plant powers, she still seems to keep a garden the old-fashioned way; her rant about cacti includes a complaint about how hard it is to figure out how much water they need. As for caring, she's almost endlessly forgiving, compassionate and kind.
  • The Chains of Commanding: After Mermista is chipped and Netossa goes to find Spinnerella, Perfuma is left in charge. Given her tearful crying about it when reunited with Bow, she did not like the experience.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Has long pale-blonde hair and freckled tan skin.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: She doesn't appear to wear true footwear; instead having pink decorative straps around her feet. Starting in Season 2 she wears slippers.
  • Flowers of Nature: She has a strong flower theme in her costume, helping to symbolize her connection to nature and control over plants.
  • Genki Girl: Perfuma can be quite excitable.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Perfuma is a gentle peace- and flower-loving pacifist... who also loves using her Green Thumb powers to fight the Horde and can be quite the Blood Knight.
  • Granola Girl: Downplayed. Whilst Perfuma (and every person in her kingdom) acts like a New-Age Retro Hippie, she is a little too grounded for this trope to be played straight.
  • Green Thumb: Can control plant life and utilizes massive vines during combat. Perfuma derives her powers from the Heart-Blossom.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: The only plant she's never been able to figure out is cacti. She eventually does manage it.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Controlling plants doesn't sound very dangerous, but she manages. She once created a titanic plant golem to scale the walls of a Horde-controlled base.
    • Take note of how quickly vines under her command can restrain Horde soldiers; if she really wanted to, she could probably strangle an entire battalion to death in seconds. And that's not even getting into the sheer number of plants that have toxic properties.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Has waist-length hair and is the most feminine of the group.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: She becomes an Official Couple with Scorpia after the final battle. While Perfuma is feminine, has long hair, wears dresses (the main one being pink), and her powers include growing plants; Scorpia is a butch woman, has Boyish Short Hair, is hinted to be a Perky Goth, wears pants (but does wear dresses at fancy events), and her main skills include brute strength and lightning powers.
  • Maybe Ever After: The series finale heavily implies that she and Scorpia become an Official Couple. Noelle Stevenson has posted artwork in support of this.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Occasionally lapses into talking to other Rebels like they're small children, particularly in the use of "we don't" instead of "don't."
    Perfuma: NO! We do not throw tanks at our friends!
  • Nice Girl: Perfuma is kind, peaceful, gentle and friendly.
  • Official Couple: A charity livestream confirms that she and Scorpia got together after the series.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Entrapta legitimately angers her, and brings her as close to a rant as she can manage when she repeatedly abandons the team during "No Princess Left Behind".
    • In Season 5 when meeting the reformed Catra, Perfuma is uncharacteristically petty with her. Going out of her way to say how much she's a better friend to Scorpia and being rather uncaring when Catra is sent flying in a fight. Its not until Catra admits Perfuma is a better friend to Scorpia than Catra ever was that she warms up and shows Catra the same kindness she shows to everyone else.
  • Pink Is Feminine: A flower-loving pacifist with Green Thumb powers who primarily wears pink.
  • The Pollyanna: Subverted. At first, Perfuma and her whole kingdom seem impossibly happy but even in her debut she's not optimistic so much as desperately denying anything is wrong. It then seems like it'll be played straight once she joins the Rebellion but while she certainly tries to remain upbeat even in during their toughest moments she often gets just as upset and stressed out as anybody else.
  • The Power of Friendship: In Season 5 she comes into some conflict with Netossa who believes that her worrying about hurting friends is a weakness whilst Perfuma passionately believes that her friendships, and caring deeply for them, are a strength.
  • Shipper on Deck: Talking to Catra about her feelings she hints that she knows about Catra's feelings for Adora and certainly sees it as a wonderful thing.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Apparently she and Scorpia become a very domestic couple.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Her official bio lauds her "surprisingly strong core". Although she is initially introduced as a gentle pacifist, she later doesn't hesitate to stand up to the Horde and act directly against them.
  • Statuesque Stunner: One of the tallest princesses and is a cutie.
  • Transgender: Though not outright confirmed as canon, according to Rae, they always thought of Perfuma as a trans woman while designing and drawing her. Noelle later liked a Tweet referring to Perfuma as trans.
  • You Are in Command Now: In Season 5, while Adora, Bow, and Glimmer are in space and after Micah and Mermista (who had been leading the Rebellion's efforts on Etheria) have been chipped, Perfuma is more or less forced into leading the remnant of the Rebellion, sharing the role alongside Netossa. Perfuma does not care for it, is pretty overwhelmed by the circumstances, and is extremely grateful when the Best Friends Squad returns and take over leading the Rebellion.
  • Youthful Freckles: Perfuma is a teenager/young adult who has some freckles on her cheeks and shoulders.

    Mermista 

Mermista, Princess of Salineas

Voiced by: Vella Lovell (English), Karen Vallejo (Latin American Spanish), Ayaka Shimoyamada (Japanese)

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"I practice at HOME!"

Mermista is the "cool girl" princess who can come off as blunt and is unimpressed by everyone. Her judgments are delivered flatly and she is not known to mince words. Even though she does have a soft side, it can be hard for her to express her true feelings.


  • Action Girl: "Rescuing people is [her] jam," and she can certainly hold her own in a fight.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's one of the tallest princesses, and has a more massive frame than even She-Ra (size difference not taken in account). This corresponds to how her body would develop muscle mass due to lots of swimming.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She has a rather complicated relationship with Sea Hawk. She also thinks that She-Ra has beautiful hair. Granted, it may appear as a cute compliment, Make of that what you will.
  • Ambiguously Brown: It's a safe bet she's equivalent to South Asian, seeing as she's rocking a sari at the Princess Prom.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-clad member of the heroic Princess Alliance and Rebellion.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is chipped and turned traitor until Entrapta finds a way to sever the chip's mind-control from Horde Prime's main base on Etheria.
  • Brutal Honesty: Her bio notes how her judgments are delivered flatly and her tendency not to mince words.
  • Catchphrase: "Urrrrrgh!"
    • "[Topic] is my jam."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Its gradually revealed that for all her dry wit, she's quite possibly the weirdest princess. She often diverges into rambles about her favorite books, or the powers of "Sea-Ra", regardless of the relevance to the situation.
    • She has an action figure of herself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After her emotional speech about why she joined the Rebellion to avenge her home, she dryly notes that Adora turns into an eight-foot-tall lady with a sword and she wants her on their side.
  • Dub Name Change: Sirena in the French dub.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Dark blue-green hair for the resident water magic user.
  • Facepalm: She does this a lot. Usually in response to some of Sea Hawk's shenanigans.
  • Flat Joy: Even when she's being cheerful, she still sounds deadpan.
  • Genre Savvy: In "Mer-Mysteries", she uses her knowledge from mystery novels she has read to solve the case of who the Horde spy is.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: "Roll With It" strongly suggests she's kinda jealous about Adora being She-Ra. Or possibly just crushing on her. Or both...
  • Heroic BSoD: She takes the destruction and conquest of her home by the Horde hard, retreating to a bathtub to mourn and eat all the ice cream in Bright Moon.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She snarks at the main trio for "playing dolls" when they're using tabletop miniatures to work on an attack plan, but when she later joins the reunion, she brings an action figure that looks exactly like her.
    • Exaggerated. Bow wonders why she'd have something like this, she still acts offended and insists 'they' are the one playing dolls.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sarcastic, blunt, and rather pessimistic, but still cares about her friends and her kingdom.
  • Large Ham: Appears to be taking a few skill ranks in this in Season 4, such as punctuating her lines with Dramatic Thunder.
    Frosta: How are you doing that?
    Mermista: I PRACTICE AT HOME! (thunderclap)
  • The Leader: Shares this position with King Micah for the Rebellion while the Power Trio is out in space in Season 5. Until they both get chipped, that is.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Like, she tends to talk this way.
  • Making a Splash: She has control over water. Mermista derives her powers from the Pearl.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A Statuesque Stunner who is also an Amazonian Beauty.
  • Not So Above It All: In "Perils of Peekablue", she reveals that she set fire to someone's boat because she "wanted to know what it felt like".
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Mermista can switch between a form with legs and one with a mermaid tail.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: While she's seen with a trident in her first appearance, she doesn't seem to use it much since she can essentially use water as her weapon.
  • Race Lift: Mermista in the '80s series was a very pale woman and spoke with a French accent. Here, she is noticeably darker and is implied to be the Etherian equivalent of South Asian.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Gender-inverted with Sea Hawk. She's sardonic and somewhat stoic while he's exuberant and loud.
  • She's Back: She recovers from the destruction and conquest of Salineas thanks to Sea Hawk and vowed to reclaim her home. Her lyrics in her song sum it up best...
    Mermista: ♪You can’t keep me down, Can’t throw this Princess around, ’Cause you all know how this all ends♪ [...] ♪I’ll blast you away, And fight another day, For Salineas! ♪
  • She's Got Legs: They're what make her so tall.
  • Sour Supporter: The pessimist of the group.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She can speak and understand the language of Seagulls. She even taught Sea Hawk how.
  • Stepford Snarker: Shows some shades of this trope in her debut episode as she states how hopeless her situation is in her usual snarky tone.
    Mermista: It figures I would inherit a kingdom that's crumbling but it's totally fine — I'm handling it. It's just kind of inconvenient because the Horde won't stop attacking us.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: She can breathe underwater.
  • Tsundere: Towards Sea-Hawk. She acts like she's tired of him most of the time, but they're actually a couple; she just struggles to express her affections.
  • Tomboy Princess: While planning to rescue Glimmer and Bow, she refused to be represented by lipstick, preferring a knife.
  • Verbal Tic: Her "Uuuurrrghh!" groan whenever something annoys or frustrates her. Which is often.
  • Water Is Womanly: Inverted. She has a water theme but is a blunt tomboy, being much less feminine than her original animated counterpart.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is oceanic, dark green-blue.

    Frosta 

Frosta, Princess of the Kingdom of Snows

Voiced by: Merit Leighton (English), Angelica Villa (Latin American Spanish)

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"I didn't join the Princess Alliance just to fight. I joined to save people. And the Horde, even after everything they did... they're people, just like us."

At 11 (and three quarters) years old, Frosta is the youngest princess in the Alliance. Not only is her kingdom one of the most powerful of the kingdoms in Etheria, but her ice and snow powers make her an essential member of the Rebellion. Even though she is new to the throne, she’s a stickler for the rules and is very particular about how she likes things to get done.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: In Season 1, she does not join the rebellion until she shows up last minute during the Battle of Bright Moon to join protect the Moonstone.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Understandably so, as it would be icky for everybody to see the now eleven years old Frosta wearing a Fanservice-y Leotard of Power. She now wears a big coat and pants to protect her from her own kingdom's cold temperatures.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed.While her ice powers are just as powerful as her 80s counterpart, her 80s counterpart was completely unaffected by cold temperatures, while she is as vulnerable to them as anybody else.
  • Advertised Extra: She had much less of a role in Season 1 than the advertising and opening suggested. She enters focus in Season 2 and then on becomes as much a secondary character as Mermista and Perfuma.
  • Age Lift: An adult in the original, a kid in the reboot.
  • All-Loving Hero: In Season 4 she says that she joined the Rebellion to save people and despite the war she considers the Horde to be filled with people worth saving.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has slightly slanted eyes and a darker skin tone and looks Asian.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest of the princesses and main characters, but she is one of the most mature characters around and demands respect. She actually implies at one point that she expects teenagers to be rude and foolish, and views herself as better than them. Played straighter in Season 2, where she starts acting like most people her age would - utterly childish.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mention how young she is or imply that she's in any way unfit to rule, especially not in conjunction. One of the reasons why she doesn't join the Rebellion at first is because Adora, before catching herself, implies that she's too young to rationally lead.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the Season 1 finale she arrives at the last minute to prevent the Moonstone from being destroyed by Catra and joins the heroes to save the day.
  • By-the-Book Cop: She’s a stickler for the rules during the ball.
  • Characterization Marches On: From what little we saw of her in Season 1, mostly during the very formal Princess Prom she was hosting, she was shown to take herself very seriously and was very strict, although she mellowed out by the finale. In Season 2, she is way more excitable and eager to help, being a kid made too mature too soon into the role of a monarch.Justified, as Frosta was putting up a front as not look too weak or immature to rule her kingdom, and by her own self-admission she had never had friends before, due to having to ascend to the throne so young and likely didn't know how to treat people differently then her subjects.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In her debut she's stiff, aggressive, and formal to the heroes. She gradually softens to them and reveals her true Sugar-and-Ice Personality later.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Short blue hair for the ice magic user.
  • Elemental Punch: Frosta has taken a liking to covering her fists in ice, in season 5, she lands a solid punch straight to Catra’s face.
  • Friendless Background: Says in Season 2 that, having ascended to the throne at the age of eight, she never had any real friends because they were all her subjects.
  • Honor Before Reason: She adheres to the rules of the Ball to the point of letting Horde members inside and forbidding any violence against them. The Horde repays her by nearly destroying her castle.
  • An Ice Person: Has ice powers reminiscent of Ice Man. Frosta derives her powers from the Fractal Flake.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her first appearance makes her come across as overly strict and cold and she can sometimes act like a bratty, impulsive kid, but her heart is in the right place and she is a loyal member of The Rebellion.
  • Kid Hero: Even more than the other members of the Princess Alliance, who are teenagers. Frosta is eleven (and three quarters).
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: In later seasons her primary strategy is using her ice powers to augment physical attacks; she starts her battles by freezing up ice fists
  • Tagalong Kid: She is the youngest member of the Princess Alliance at eleven and three quarters, and is frequently treated differently from the others of the team.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Come Season 2, she has a tendency to ignore orders and do whatever she feels like, and her battle plans rarely (read: never) go beyond "SMASH!" In fairness, she is a kid.
  • Little Miss Badass: Even by the show's standards, at eleven years, Frosta's powers are something to behold, Glimmer even mentions that her magic is strong and her kingdom is powerful and fortified. When she comes to the rescue in "Battle at Bright Moon", she is able to single-handedly create a support for the Moonstone, freeze almost the entirety of the enemy army and move around by creating an ice slide.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She allows two Horde captains in the Princess Gala on the basis they can legally be there. It ends with two of her guests kidnapped, She-Ra's sword stolen and her palace almost destroyed.
  • Not So Different: Glimmer notes that she's not so different from her, as a talented but sheltered and immature girl, desperately trying to gain the respect of an older authority figure through actions others would consider reckless.
  • Not So Stoic: Is much more emotionally open during Season 2.
  • Personality Powers: In Season 1 she has an icy personality to match her powers, but she averts this in Season 2 and beyond, when her characterization shifts to being the team kid.
  • Pretty in Mink: Rocking a blue coat with a furry collar and sleeves, with matching boots.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Subverted. Frosta's wardrobe choices imply she does not have a higher tolerance to cold.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Despite her insistence to the contrary, she's very much this. While her kingdom and her magic are impressive, her youth means she puts more effort into looking wise and reasonable, allowing the Horde to nearly destroy her palace and make off with Bow, Glimmer and She-Ra's sword right under her nose.
  • Shout-Out: Her outfit seems to give off a Water Tribe vibe. While they always shared a color scheme, Frosta's new clothing—especially her parka—wouldn't look remotely out of place on a member of either polar Water Tribe.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Progressively.
    • While she doesn’t speak much, she does come off as much nicer during her return in the Season 1 finale than when she was first introduced. Likely due to Adora’s warnings to her regarding the Horde ultimately being proven right.
    • In Season 4, she's the one who (alongside Adora and Bow) most openly opposes trying to use the Heart of Etheria, not only because it's ridiculously dangerous, but on moral grounds.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She goes back and forth. In her introduction she acts far more mature than most princesses, with a tendency to respect rules and is well informed about a lot of things. She implies that she has actually been working hard to get the respect of others despite her age and has matured early. Deconstructed in Season 2, where her desire to interact with the others as peers and be useful to them comes across as bratty and immature despite her skills and intelligence. Played straight at the end of Season 4, when she covers for Adora and Bow, because she realizes that Glimmer is taking things too far.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Her more excitable and friendly attitude towards the other princesses in Season 2 seems to be because she finally has peers she can interact with without having to worry about gaining their respect. Underneath the stern exterior she wore in Season 1 is a child who just wants to have friends and let loose.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark blue hair.
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    Netossa 

Netossa, Rebel Princess

Voiced by: Krystal Joy Brown (English), Fernanda Robles (Latin American Spanish)

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Netossa was a member of the original Princess Alliance and remains loyal to its cause. She is tough and smug about her ability to conjure powerful nets out of energy. Netossa is also closely bonded to Spinnerella — the two are inseparable.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: Overlaps with Adaptation Relationship Overhaul in that she’s now married to Spinnerella. In the original, her sexuality was never addressed at all, nor has she shown romantic interest in any character.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change:
    • In the '80s series Netossa was the only member of the Rebellion who has no magical or mystical powers, instead she was a Badass Normal employing nets to fight. Here she still uses nets but appears to generate them out of light or energy she manipulates.
    • By Season 5, she's gone a bit beyond that. She essentially generates webbing, including the ability to create single strands, make dense net-balls for use as throwing weapons, the creation of flat anchored planes for safety nets and spheres which multiple people can stand within, used as defense.
  • Advertised Extra: She and Spinnerella were given the same amount of focus as the other princesses in promotional material, but barely appeared in the first several seasons.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Darling" by Spinnerella.
  • Ascended Extra: She gains far more screen-time and characterization in Season 5 when forced to go up against her wife.
  • Awesome by Analysis: She has been keeping track of everyone's weaknesses and gives a run down of those of her allies. Not only that, but she notices both physical weaknesses and emotional ones, and uses her knowledge of Spinnerella's weakness to get her wife back.
  • Barrier Warrior: How she uses her powers in most fights. She can create shielding walls and domes to protect herself and allies or trap enemies. She can also make small orbs to throw at people as a type of hand blast.
  • Battle Couple: She fights together with her wife Spinnerella in battle.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-clad member of the heroic Princess Alliance and Rebellion.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her method for taking down Catra? Spray her with water and then catch her in a net while she's panicking. And it works.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Official artwork from Noelle Stevenson shows she knew Spinnerella ever since they were kids. Now, they're a Happily Married couple.
  • Clothing Switch: She and Spinnerella appear to be wearing each other's necklaces.
  • Competition Freak: She tries to make almost everything a competition with Spinnerella, and is quite a sore winner. In Season 5 this actually becomes a huge advantage for The Rebellion: when several princesses fall under Horde Prime's mind control, Netossa reveals that she keeps a detailed set of notes on the weaknesses of all her allies that they can use to subdue the mind controlled princesses. Bow points out that it's a bit disconcerting that she's clearly spent a lot of time thinking about this, but it appears more that Netossa simply sees battle as another game to win.
  • Covert Pervert: If her notebook is any indication, she thinks Spinnerella would look cute in a maid outfit.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She reveals at one point that she keeps detailed notes on the weaknesses of all her allies, both practical and psychological. It has nothing to do with fearing any traitors in the Rebellion, it's just because she's that much of a Competition Freak.
    Netossa: Contingency plans are how you win and I always win.
    • Her notes on the princess' weaknesses are pivotal to allowing the non-chipped Rebellion fighters to stand a chance against the chipped ones. She even uses notes on Spinnerella's old physical wound to take her down in their next fight so the latter can have her mind-control chip removed.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: You'd think the name would be a bit of a hint as to what she can do, but Bow doesn't figure it out until Netossa yells it at him. She tosses nets.
  • Foil: Netossa and Spinnerellas’ relationship mirrors and contrasts Catra and Adoras’ on multiple fronts.
    • Unlike Catra and Adora, Netossa and Spinnerella are sure of their emotions towards one another and have been an item from before the start of the series, as opposed to only admitting their feelings and getting together in the series finale.
    • Netossa and Spinnerella supports each other in everything, as opposed to Catra and Adora who has more volatile interactions.
    • Netossa is forced to fight Spinnerella when she’s chipped by Horde Prime, similarly to how Adora had to fight Catra.
    • Both couples are known to be very competitive, especially with their respective partners.
    • Both are childhood friends.
  • Happily Married: Season 5 confirms that Spinnerella isn't just her partner, but her wife. And they have a loving and stable marriage.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Netossa uses nets, which sounds pretty plain even if it’s enhanced with magic, but she can use them to trap explosions and redirect them at opponents or barriers that can hold Spinnerellas’ attacks at bay.
  • Informed Attribute: She's apparently smug about her powers. Of course, given she's only said a few lines, most of which were being irritated at Bow for not knowing what she does, it's hard to tell. This comes up more in Season 5, tying into her Competition Freak nature as well, she's rather assured about her knowledge of the weaknesses of the other princesses.
  • Kill It with Fire: Her notes on Mermista, Frosta, and Perfuma's weaknesses is to use fire.
  • The Leader: Forced into the role briefly in Season 5, out of process of elimination when the Best Friend Squad are stuck in space and Micah and Mermista get taken out of commission.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: With Spinnerella. While Spinnerella wears feminine apparel, Netossa usually wears pants and armor. Also, Netossa is more hot blooded and competitive while Spinnerella is calm and laid-back.
  • Punny Name: Net-toss-a. She tosses nets.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In contrast with her cool-colored theme, she's the emotional red oni to Spinnerella's calm blue.
  • Smug Super: She's very smug about her powers and thinks nets are easily the most powerful ability around.
  • The Strategist: In Season 5 when most of the Rebellion's leadership is either off planet or under Horde Prime's mind control, Netossa becomes the brains and driving force within the Rebellion. This includes her detailed files on the weaknesses of their enemies and the other princesses, which proves a valuable resource for the group.
  • Those Two Girls: With Spinnerella. The two of them are always in each other's company. Then again: they're married.
  • Undying Loyalty: Along with Spinnerella, the two being the only remnants of the original Princess Alliance to still be around before Adora shows up, and the only two remaining when the other Princesses go back into isolation until the Battle of Bright Moon.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: A wife example, but Netossa won't pull punches even to save Spinny from herself. After Spinnerella is brainwashed, Netossa is determined to rescue and unchip her at all costs.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A very pale blue.

    Spinnerella 

Spinnerella, Rebel Princess

Voiced by: Noelle Stevenson (English), Gaby Cardenas (Latin American Spanish)

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Spinnerella is not tied to a specific kingdom, but she’s always been a staunch ally for the Rebellion. By spinning, she can create cyclones of wind to blow the enemy away. She usually has a kind, loving nature, but she can go from gentle breeze to mighty storm in a heartbeat.


  • Achilles' Heel: She twisted her left ankle as a kid and it apparently never fully healed, so it can act up on her when she's off-balance in a fight, and Netossa deliberately targets it to take her down long enough to subdue her and remove her chip.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: She and Netossa are a couple, despite being straight in previous incarnations (not that she's ever shown romantic interest to any character whatsoever), though that went without saying.
  • Advertised Extra: Just like her wife, she's given the same amount of focus in promotional material as the other princesses. In the show proper, she and Netossa had very few appearances through the first several seasons.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Spinny" by Netossa, as her name can be a mouthful.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin appears to be a light shade of pink.
  • Ascended Extra: She gains substantial screentime in Season 5 at the cost of her individuality.
  • Battle Couple: She fights together with Netossa in battle, and Word of God confirms the two are married.
  • Beware the Nice Ones / Beware the Quiet Ones: While Brainwashed and Crazy, she is able to chip most of the Rebel Alliance without anyone noticing, and proves to be a massive threat in combat.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's the most heavy-set member of the Rebellion and quite pretty.
  • Blow You Away: She can control the wind and air. This actually puts her on a combat level with Mermista: there's just about always air around, giving her access to her weapon at nearly all times. She's also the only human member of the Alliance who can fly.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The first princess to be chipped by Prime and takes down most of Rebellion with her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Official artwork from Noelle Stevenson shows she knew Netossa ever since they were kids. Now, they're a Happily Married couple.
  • Clothing Switch: She and Netossa appear to be wearing each other's necklaces.
  • Happily Married: Netossa is her beloved wife and they have a loving, stable marriage.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Her bio notes how she can go from a gentle breeze to a mighty storm in a heartbeat.
  • The Heavy: After getting chipped, she becomes Horde Prime's dangerous enforcer for the most of the season and one of the most recurring threats to the Rebellion.
  • Lady Ella: "Spinnerella", for someone who utilizes Everything's Better with Spinning and Blow You Away.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: With Netossa. While her wife usually wears pants and armor, Spinnerella wears feminine apparel. Also, Netossa is more hot blooded and competitive while Spinnerella is calm and laid-back.
  • Nice Girl: What little we see of her personality, Spinnerella is a kind and sweet woman. One example being when she tries to reassure Netossa after Bow upsets her.
  • Not So Above It All: She treats Netossa's desire to turn everything they do into a competition with repressed annoyance, but is later shown that she does indeed enjoy the games, she just doesn't like losing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm and laid-back blue oni to Netossa's competitive and emotional red.
  • Terms of Endangerment: While under Horde Prime's control in Season 5, she calls Netossa "beloved".
  • Those Two Girls: With Netossa. Spinnerella is never seen without her, even when being questioned as "suspects" in Mer-mysteries as they were in the middle of a date at the time.
  • Undying Loyalty: Same as Netossa, she is one of the two remaining members of the original Princess Alliance prior to Adora joining. Later, she and Netossa are the only ones who remain when the other princesses leave until the Battle of Bright Moon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

Other Members

    Swift Wind 

Swift Wind, She-Ra's Noble Steed (AKA Horsey)

Voiced by: Adam Ray (English), Raul Anaya (Latin American Spanish), Takayuki Miyamoto (Japanese)

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"I am my own horse."

Swift Wind used to be an ordinary horse until Adora accidentally bestows him with incredible speed, flight, and the power of speech! With his newfound abilities, Swift Wind becomes She-Ra's noble steed and an outspoken member of the Rebellion.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Sometimes called "Swifty" by Adora.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Even as a normal horse, Horsey seems to be slightly more intelligent than your average horse.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: A name like "Swift Wind" is a pretty cool name.
  • Big Eater: During the episodes he's not present, he gets a mention as having wandered around eating a lot. In Season 2, he wolfs down apples when he passes through an abandoned orchard. In a conversation with Adora, he lists "apples, hay, toppling unjust hierarchies, [and] apples" as his favorite things. In of the "Swift Wind Adventures" shorts, he gorges himself on many baskets of apples.
  • Bond Creatures: Is bonded to Adora.
  • Bragging Theme Tune: Adora briefly sings him one in Swift Wind Adventures: Horse Hero Transformation, when he does his "transformation sequence".
    Adora: ♪Swift Wind is a wonderful Swift Wind!♪ Hey, wait a minute, I don't get a song when I transform!
  • Breakout Character: In between Seasons 2 and 3, he received his own spin-off shorts, Swift Wind Adventures, chronicling his misadventures across Etheria.
  • Brutal Honesty: Swift Wind is honest to a fault when speaking his mind.
  • Catchphrase: When making an entrance: "Did somebody say SWIFT WIND?!!!" Most of the time, nobody has actually said his name.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Swift Wind had an interest in freeing all horses and starting an equine uprising in pursuit of "hay for all". This was dropped from his following appearances.
  • Composite Character: Kowl's sarcastic personality has been grafted onto him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's only been speaking for a week and he already has plenty of dry remarks in response to obvious questions.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Before his transformation, he was a horse named Horsey. According to Razz, he stated that 'Horsey' is a completely stupid name.
  • Epic Flail: Falls deeply in love with a brick on a chain as soon as he looks at it in Episode 13. Adora vetoes this just as fast.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has orange hair and is an excitable, upbeat winged unicorn.
  • Flight: Swift Wind can fly. He especially likes to do loops.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: When Adora is spiraling from Catra's betrayal, Glimmer getting hurt, and Entrapta's supposed death, he's the one that snaps her out of it and convinces her to come home.
"I've had the ability to form complex thoughts for, like, a week, and even I know you can't help anyone by hiding."
  • Humanlike Foot Anatomy: Averted. When he tries to arm wrestle in one of the "Swift Wind Adventures" shorts, he finds it's a lot harder to get into position than he thought because none of his legs bend like humanoid ones. He eventually settles for using a wing.
  • Large Ham: You will nearly always hear him arriving before you see him, and he makes up for not having arms to wave by gesturing with his wings instead.
  • Liminal Being: As an uplifted animal, he is both a horse and a sentient being.
  • Meaningful Rename: Goes from "Horsey" to "Swift Wind". Razz states he gave the latter name to himself while also saying that the former was a stupid name.
  • Nice Guy: He's caring, kind, and loyal.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Adora, by virtue of his psychic connection to her and to the sword.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • With Madam Razz. He doesn't think much of her sanity, but in Season 4, it's revealed that he visits her quite often because "you gotta check up on old ladies alone in the woods."
    • He develops a friendship with Scorpia in Season 5.
  • Out of Focus: Swift Wind does not appear in Season 3 except for a brief, non-speaking appearance when Adora visits Light Hope. He's back as a major character in Season 4, though.
  • Rainbows and Unicorns: He's a Winged Unicorn with rainbow-colored wings.
  • Rebellious Spirit: After gaining sapience, he dedicates himself to "freeing" his fellow equines, even going as far as to try and talk to Angella about his views. He lists "toppling unjust hierarchies" as one of his favorite things, along with apples and hay.
  • Servile Snarker: He refers to himself as "She-Ra's Noble Steed" but even she isn't safe from his snark.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Speaks to horses and, per Island of Magical Creatures, one of the tie-in books, also hedgehogs for some reason.
  • Talking Animal: A winged unicorn capable of speech.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Swift Wind is very fond of apples.
  • Transformation Sequence: Parodied in Horse Hero Transformation. He demands his own transformation sequence, mimicking Adora's, but it's all done with props, he doesn't change at all, and he thinks it also involves a Bragging Theme Tune.
  • Undying Loyalty: Swift Wind is Adora's loyal steed and they are bonded together.
  • Uplifted Animal: Adora accidentally makes him fully sapient and capable of human speech when trying to figure out how her magic sword works.
  • Winged Unicorn: Thanks to She-Ra's magic, he gets wings and a horn.

    Sea Hawk 

Sea Hawk, Captain of the Dragon's Daughter

Voiced by: Jordan Fisher (English), Idzi Dutkiewicz (Latin American Spanish), Hironori Saito (Japanese)

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"The fact that I kept setting my boats on fire was seen as charming."

An adventurous and boisterous sea captain. He likes Mermista and seeks to impress people with his feats.


  • Adaptational Badass: No really, he may be a lot sillier then his original counter part, but when it comes to actual success in battle, this current incarnation comes out on top.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: In the original show, Sea Hawk was a fairly serious character. Here he's a lot goofier, being a Large Ham and a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander, and while he does have his Hidden Depths, he's usually played for comedy.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Originally a ginger, his hair now sits somewhere between brown and purple.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He was Adora's Love Interest in the original, as well as someone Catra would flirt with periodically, now he has no romantic undertones with either. In contrast, the Ship Tease actually went over to his relationship with Mermista, who is his girlfriend in this version.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Almost every friendship he has ever ruined and every enemy he has ever made was because he loves to set ships on fire. Like, a lot of ships on fire, and most of the time they weren't even his.
  • Amazon Chaser: One of his heart eyes moments for Mermista is seeing her get the power-up from the Heart of Etheria and subsequently wipe the floor with a Horde fleet. He also does the same thing while making a Love Confession when she shyly admits to setting fire to a ship to see how it feels.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He definitely has a thing for Mermista, but he seems a bit taken with Bow, and some of the buildup to Season 4 implied that Scurvy, another dude, was his ex.
  • Asian Airhead: He's the Etheria equivalent to East Asian is something of a cloudcuckoolander.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Sea Hawk may be a clown at times but he does have a cool sounding name.
  • Badass Moustache: He's with the Rebellion, he's got one, it fits. It even sparkles.
  • Badass Normal: He's usually totally outclassed in battle (unless it's on the water, where his signature move is to crash his boat against the enemy and destroy it), but in "Heart, Part 2" he shows himself to be quite a competent swordsman, taking out several of Horde Prime's robots with impressively precise attacks.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's silly, loud, and has a habit of setting ships on fire. He's also a proficient swordsman and sailor.
  • Brick Joke: He mentions coming from someplace where he had friends who considered his arsonist tendencies charming. We later meet said friends. No, they did not consider him lighting their boats on fire charming.
  • Captain Morgan Pose: He does this a lot.
  • Catchphrase: "Adventure!"
  • Cleavage Window: Rare male example.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though he does have a few painful encounters with reality from time to time.
    Sea Hawk: This was all a terrible idea. Why didn't anyone stop me?!
    Swift Wind: Because you didn't tell us. WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US?!
    Sea Hawk: If I told you, you would have stopped me!
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When he gets his act together, Sea Hawk can be a threat.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Subverted. The episode introducing him sets him out to be one, as he constantly boasts about his accomplishment, yet is quickly outclassed by all characters, down to Adora defeating him in arm-wrestling without turning into She-Ra. However, as it turns out, he really is genuinely competent and skilled (though lacking powers)- it's just that 1) He is Overshadowed by Awesome when placed next to the protagonist and 2) His habit of constantly setting his ships on fire has caused people to lose patience with him; the reason he is so craving for attention is that he misses the time people admired him.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His main weapon in battle is a sword.
  • "I Am" Song: He has an "I Am" Sea Shanty in his introductory episode, "The Sea Gate".
    Sea Hawk: Ohhh!
    I am Sea Hawk, I am, I am.
    If you're looking for adventure, then I am your man.
    If you want to ride on the waves of deepest blue,
    Through perilous winds, then I got you.
    Some say I'm a hero,
    Some say I'm a man,
    What I know for sure is:
    I'm Sea Hawk, I am, I am!
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He admits that he misses having friends and a crew, and much of his antics are implied to be his way of coping with loneliness.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Sea Hawk loves bragging about how awesome he is and always tries to show off to the Best Friend Squad. However, underneath, he is very insecure due to the fact that he's not really taken seriously.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Parodied. He's made so many enemies around the world (mostly by setting their boats on fire), Mermista has to keep saving him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. He's got a big ego for sure, but he's a loyal friend and is definitely someone you want standing alongside you when chips are down.
  • Large Ham: As evidenced by his... everything.
    "ADVENTURE!"
  • Lovable Rogue: It’s implied he was a pirate back in the day, and Scurvy was his former pirate comrade. He may have left that lifestyle, but he’s still got that roguish charm.
  • Odd Friendship: With Scorpia: they both bond over feeling unappreciated and overshadowed, and form a genuine connection. It's even odder since this all started even before Scorpia defects to the Rebellion.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's clearly used to being the coolest person in the room, and is caught wrong-footed by the fact that the Best Friend Squad is as good or better than he is at everything he tries to impress them by doing.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Played with. Instead of being Adora's love interest like in the 80's cartoon, he is now Mermista's.
  • Pyromaniac: He has a habit of setting his boats on fire. Not for any particular reason, he just thinks it makes him look cool.
    Mermista: Don't set this one on fire.
    Sea Hawk: No promises!
  • Race Lift: Confirmed to be the Etherian equivalent of East Asian, compared to the white original.
  • Ramming Always Works: His primary contribution in battle is to ram his flaming boat into the biggest target.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Gender-inverted with Mermista. While she's serious and sardonic, he's almost always silly and flamboyant.
  • Wingding Eyes: In a couple of scenes, his eyes when looking at Mermista are shown to be heart-shaped or have hearts in the pupils.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair appears to be dark purple.
  • Your Answer For Everything: Hey, is there a ship we can set on fire?

    Flutterina 

Flutterina, Resident of Elberon

Voiced by: Amanda Céline Miller (English)

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A cute, sweet Naïve Newcomer who adores the Rebellion and begs to join in for herself. Except that none of that's true, not even the pronouns...
  • Action Girl: Less so than the other characters as Flutterina often ends up in trouble in the midst of a battle, but is nonetheless determined to fight. Subverted in that not only can Flutterina handle herself in a fight, but is actually an alter-ego of the non-binary shapeshifter, Double Trouble.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In this story she's Double Trouble's secret identity rather than a true member of the Rebellion.
  • Age Lift: The 80s version of Flutterina was an adult, while this one is a child. Or so it seems.
  • Alter Ego: An alternate persona created by Double Trouble, whom they designate with her own name, gender and personality.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She's a fangirl of the Rebellion who gets to join in herself after her village is attacked by the Horde.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seeing as her true form is Double Trouble.
  • Children Are Innocent: She has a bubbly and positive view of the world and is clearly a young child. Deliberately invoked, as she is Double Trouble trying to sneak into the Rebellion.
  • Composite Character: This time around, Double Trouble and Flutterina are the same person: the latter is a fake identity Double Trouble uses to infiltrate the rebels. It's not clear if there's a real Flutterina around somewhere or if Double Trouble just made her up, but either way the audience only knows Flutterina as Double Trouble's alter ego.
  • Eye Colour Change: Exaggerated. Sometimes when no one is looking, Flutterina's pink eyes change back into Double Trouble's reptilian ones, complete with the vertical-closing eyelids.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: The cute, sweet, peppy, pink-clad new member of the Rebellion who successfully diverts the entire Alliance from the Horde's destruction of Salineas under duress, and deepens the insecurities of the strongest members. Double Trouble designed their appearance specifically to seem as sweet and nonthreatening as possible to let down the princesses' guard.
  • Genki Girl: Flutterina is energetic, happy, and eager to fight the Horde.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She often comments on Glimmer and Adora's relationship, showing confusion that Adora seems to order Glimmer around despite Glimmer's higher rank. This is because she's actually Double Trouble in disguise and is trying to ruin their friendship.
  • Insectoid Aliens: As visible from the structure of the ears, lack of a nose, and wings, Flutterina's based on moths.
  • The Mole: Flutterina is actually Double Trouble's alternate persona trying to destroy the Rebellion from the inside and to sell all their secrets to Hordak.
  • Morphic Resonance: Viewers may note that while rather subtle, Flutterina in some ways resembles their true identity. Her eyes have the same general shape, she has long, pointed ears, a small nose, tiny eyebrows and a slim build. Flutterina's outfit also has yellow panels resembling Double Trouble's cutouts, which is aided by the actual cut out for her wings in the back. Her necklace is similar to DT's collar and her sleeves are puffed out and pointy, echoing Double Trouble's broad shoulders.
  • New Body, Old Abilities: Played with. Earlier, Double Trouble employed several kick-based attacks as Catra, and despite the difference in size and build, is able to execute a spinning-kick on an enemy with no trouble as Flutterina.
  • Older Than They Look: Flutterina looks like a young girl, and even refers to herself as a kid. This was deliberately invoked by her true identity, Double Trouble, to appear innocent to the Rebellion. Double Trouble themself appears to be an adult.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite not having a whole lot in the way of combat abilities she stands up to the Horde in order to free her captured village.
  • The Pollyanna: She is wide-eyed and usually positive.
  • Red Right Hand: They never use their wings.
    • Also, she sometimes blinks with Double Trouble's eyes.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: While alone, 'Flutterina' will drop her innocent persona, often uttering worrying sentences such as "like lambs to the slaughter", and cruelly smirking as she tears the Best Friend Squad apart.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Flutterina is actually Double Trouble in disguise.
  • Walking Spoiler: This girl has a lot of secrets underneath that cute smile of hers.
  • Winged Humanoid: She sports a pair of butterfly wings.

    Queen Angella 

Queen Angella of Bright Moon

Voiced by: Reshma Shetty (English), Rommy Mendoza (Latin American Spanish), Yasuko Fujino (Japanese)

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"Take care of each other."

Queen Angella is the immortal queen of Bright Moon and the leader of the Rebellion. Still emotionally shaken by the death of her husband and jaded by the Rebellion's past failures, Queen Angella has become incredibly protective of her daughter Glimmer, which often causes tension in their relationship.


  • Affectionate Nickname: "Angie" by Micah.
  • Anger Born of Worry: A lot of her friction with Glimmer stems from her worry over her daughter's habit of throwing herself into dangerous situations with little planning.
  • Barrier Warrior: Though she can also fire energy blasts from her hands, her most used power is the ability to form energy shields around herself that can emit shockwaves for offense.
  • Big Good: Co-Founder of the rebellion, queen of its HQ in Bright Moon, and the one Adora becomes loyal to after becoming She-Ra.
  • British Stuffiness: Unlike any other characters seen in the show so far (including her own daughter), Angella has a British accent. Going along with the trope, she's quite proper and reserved.
  • Broken Bird: She's still shaken about the death of her husband (which was likely years ago), and is jaded about the Rebellion's failures.
  • Character Development: Angella is initially a very strict and overprotective parent who's reluctant to let Glimmer participate in the rebellion, much to Glimmer's dismay. As the season goes on, Angella grows to trust Glimmer with more and more responsibility, to the point of giving her King Micah's staff during the Horde's invasion of Bright Moon.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's a major character in Season 1, but in Season 2 she barely appears. She's back in the limelight in a big way in Season 3.
  • Famous Last Words: "Take care of each other" as a Last Request. However, Adora reinterprets her last words as "take care of Glimmer" and later "take care of everyone" fueling her Martyr Complex.
  • Flight: Thanks to her wings, she can fly.
  • Go to Your Room!: Invoked in the first episode where she angrily sends her daughter to her room for arguing with her in front of her guards.
  • Good Counterpart:
    • To Shadow Weaver. She is an angel-themed loving, if an overbearing, mother with a troubled relationship with her daughter, in contrast to Shadow Weaver being a Dark Is Evil character and an outright abusive parent. Beacon makes it especially clear with Angella and Glimmer repairing their relationship being juxtaposed with Shadow Weaver ruining the last chance to reconcile with Catra. Taken even further in Season 3, as Shadow Weaver becomes more present in the plot, siding with the Rebellion, but still refuses to acknowledge her own past actions and admits she's only on the Rebellion's side because she wants revenge on Hordak, while Queen Angella has a knock-down drag-out argument with her daughter, then recognizes her error, gives up her fake 'perfect life' to go after Glimmer, saves Adora's life, and sacrifices herself to close the portal that was destroying the pocket universe. Which, by the end of the series, makes her Killed Off for Real.
    • Also to Hordak. Both are Reasonable Authority Figures but on opposing sides of the war. Both Angella and Hordak are measured in their military strategy, in contrast to the more impulsive and bold Glimmer and Catra in Season 4. Both direct troops from their bases of operations rather than lead troops on the battlefield (at least until Season 4, when Hordak takes to the battlefield).
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Present throughout her design — her skin, the undertones of her hair, her pants, and her boots are all shades of lavender. Fitting for the graceful, feminine queen of Bright Moon.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Calm and regal she may be, but almost every conversation she has with Glimmer has her get angry very quickly.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the Season 3 finale, she willingly sacrifices herself to prevent Etheria from being destroyed by Hordak's portal machine to his own dimension, via grabbing She-Ra's sword from the portal entrance. This causes the portal to collapse and traps her inbetween Despondos and the Universe.
  • The High Queen: The calm, regal, beautiful, immortal Queen of Bright Moon.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: "The Beacon" reveals that she was responsible for her husband's death, as she ordered the battle in which he died, though it was revealed in Season 4 that he survived and was exiled to Beast Island by the Horde. She still feels guilty about this.
  • Immortality: Glimmer and Castaspella mention than Angella is immortal. In this context, the queen is "immortal" in the sense that she can be killed, but she can't age.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: She is a beautiful, eight-foot tall angelic being who's immortality is frequently brought up multiple times as something that is not normal. We never get an explanation as to where she came from or for how long she has ruled over Bright Moon and we never will since by the series finale she is still lost in-between Despondos and the wider universe.
  • Informed Attribute: Bow describes her as being extremely knowledgeable of First Ones tech. She displays a little bit of knowledge of the Sword and of She-Ra, both of which are more or less commonly known legends in Eternia, and that's that. For the rest of the show, the specialist in First Ones tech is Entrapta.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Angella thinks of herself as a coward while stating Micah was the opposite, and blames herself for his death.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (an immortal angel) and Micah (a human spellcaster).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Angella is stuffy, quick to anger, as well as somewhat standoffish and detached, but is extremely protective and devoted to her daughter and her people.
  • Killed Off for Real: In a way — with Angella "just" being trapped in between dimensions and not having actually died the showrunners could've easily justified bringing her back at some point before the series' conclusion, but chose not to go that route; Angella's heroic sacrifice stuck and she truly is gone forever.
  • Light 'em Up: Like Glimmer, Angella derives her powers from the Moonstone.
  • Light Is Good: She's an angelic being with light powers who is The High Queen of Bright Moon.
  • Mama Bear: To Glimmer. One of the reasons she really agrees to let Adora into the Rebellion was because her love for her daughter outweighed some of the other concerns about Adora's past.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She's immortal, her husband apparently was not, even discounting his death in battle.
  • The Mourning After: She is still mourning the presumed death of her husband, years after it happened. When Adora meets her in "Flowers for She-Ra", she is looking at Micah's portrait and seems to do this whenever she can't sleep and is very sensitive about people sitting in the chair where he was supposed to sit.
  • Multicolored Hair: Like her daughter, pink on the top and purple on the bottom.
  • My Greatest Failure: The reason her husband is dead is because she was the one who sent him out in the attack that broke up the Princess Alliance and was the cause of his death. She tells Glimmer this is the reason why she's so protective of her. She also admits that she regrets that her grief over Micah's death led her to neglect her duties and cause the original Princess Alliance to break up something she tells Glimmer to not do when her own daughter is in despair over the current Alliance breaking apart.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: [[spoiler: In the Season 3 finale Angella willingly closes the portal threatening to destroy Etheria trapping her between dimensions, meaning she never properly reconciles with Glimmer for their last fight. Tragically it's also revealed that Micah was alive on Beast Island the entire time in Season 4 and she dies never knowing that her husband was still alive. It's is downplayed slightly though since she got to spend time with her husband and daughter in the portal world and it is established that people remember what happened during that time so she did get to say goodbye to her family there before the end.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: If Castaspella's ranting is to be believed, Angella is haughty and condescending to her sister-in-law. The opening of Season 2 at least proves that, yeah, they can't stand one another, though Season 3 shows they can get over their differences and work together to interrogate Shadow Weaver.
  • Parental Substitute: By Season 3, Angella has become a mother figure to Adora, with Angella being similarly over protective of Adora as she is of Glimmer. Which makes her Heroic Sacrifice all the more tragic.
  • Parents as People: Angella imposes high standards on Glimmer, but she's also struggling with the Rebellion and the guilt over her husband's death. This ultimately prompts her Heroic Sacrifice in Season 3 when she realizes how much she has to make up for.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Accepts She-Ra into the Rebellion despite her past with the Horde, though she makes it clear that it's initially only because Glimmer vouches for her. As a compromise, she makes Glimmer Adora's handler.
  • Rebel Leader: In charge of the Rebellion.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Though reasonably powerful and a military commander, she credits her husband for her daughter's bravery, doesn't appear to own her own weapon, and spends the final battle in a purely defensive role. Even most of her commands to Adora and Glimmer have her telling them not to fight.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The queen of Bright Moon and the leader of the Rebellion.
  • Shipper on Deck: She really likes Bow, and sees him as a generally good influence on her rebellious daughter. Given Bow and Glimmer's Relationship Upgrade at the series end, it looks like she knew it was gonna happen and approved.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: [[spoiler:It is revealed in Season 4 that King Micah is actually alive and has been on Beast Island the entire time. Tragically however Micah is only rescued after Angella had preformed her Heroic Sacrifice in Season 3 permanently separating them.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Downplayed, as Micah was of average height for an adult man, she was simply taller.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has translucent feathered wings.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Angella exudes grace and dignity, and the biggest factor in Glimmer's "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl issues is how her mother seems to be perfection personified. Underneath, however, the Queen is struggling with grief over her husband, guilt that she is responsible for his death, fears losing her daughter and that the Rebellion is a lost cause.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her daughter, her hair is a mixture of pink and purple.

    King Micah 

King Micah of Bright Moon

Voiced by: Daniel Dae Kim (adult), Taylor Gray (child)

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Young Micah 
Current Micah 

Angella: King Micah. My Husband. He built the Rebellion with me, and he was one of the first casualties of the Horde.

The husband of Angella, father of Glimmer, and king of Bright Moon. He was a warrior monarch like his wife and a powerful spellcaster who studied in Mystacor under Shadow Weaver (known as Light Spinner at the time) during his youth. He had disappeared in battle and was presumed dead before the events of the show. In Season 4 he is discovered alive, having been trapped on Beast Island for many years. He is rescued and rejoins the Rebellion.


  • Always Someone Better: Micah is implied to have been this to Castapella, and Shadow Weaver is able to provoke her anger by pointing this out. In Season 5, the two siblings come to blows in "Failsafe" after Micah is chipped, and while the fight is relatively even, Micah ultimately comes out on top.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He spent just about all of Glimmer's life on Beast Island, and so is all too aware that he has no idea how to be a father. His attempts to practice with Frosta usually wind up landing in this trope.
  • Badass Beard: A nicely trimmed beard for a powerful sorcerer.
  • Beware the Superman: After he gets chipped Micah starts using black magic in his arsenal which combined with his sheer raw power makes him by far the most dangerous of all of Horde Prime's chipped warriors. He becomes so strong that Glimmer is the only one powerful enough to stand against him and defeat him.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Micah has some thick, bushy eyebrows.
  • Black Magic: Proves fond of it after getting chipped, having none of his normal self's ethical boundaries. It makes him by far the most powerful of the chipped heroes, easily defeating the other Rebellion members save for Glimmer.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the middle of Season 5, he gets chipped and turned traitor until Entrapta finds a way to sever the chip's mind-control from Horde Prime's main base on Etheria.
  • Brick Joke: Remember when he kept asking to learn shapeshifting back in Light Spinner? It turns out he learned how in Launch.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A brilliant Child Prodigy, but had trouble sitting through Light Spinner's lessons, and kept asking to jump ahead to more advanced spellsnote .
  • Broken Pedestal: As a boy he clearly worshipped Light Spinner as his mentor. Her Face–Heel Turn into Shadow Weaver ruined their relationship to the point he attacks her on sight when he returns from Beast Island.
  • Child Prodigy: When young, he studied under Light Spinner, the most powerful spellcaster in the guild. Even she was amazed by what he could do and noted the boy was gifted.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He exhibits significantly unusual mannerisms when Adora and Bow find him on Beast Island, due to the lack of human contact he's had. He mellows out a lot in Season 5, but still shows some quirk tendencies.
  • Covered in Scars: After his time on Beast Island.
  • Death by Adaptation: Micah in this continuity was presented as dead before the series began, then subverted when it turns out he wasn't dead. The Horde just made him "disappear" by exiling him to Beast Island.
  • Determinator: He survived the horrors of Beast Island, all the while resisting its corruption, for somewhere near a decade, because he always held out hope that he would be able to get back to Angella and Glimmer. It's only when he learns that Angella is gone that his determination falters and he finally succumbs.
  • Dramatic Irony: Angella and Glimmer both end up missing him by inches. In Season 3, Angella flies away from him before he can tell her he's actually alive, then in the following season Glimmer teleports to the Fright Zone in the exact same second he returns to Bright Moon with Bow and Adora. Then, by the time Glimmer returns from Horde captivity, he's been chipped by Spinnerella. It's not until the Grand Finale when dad and daughter finally get their true reunion.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Glimmer, as he died in battle when she was young. Turns out he was Not Quite Dead.
  • Disguised in Drag: To help Adora, Bow, and Entrapta to escape Etheria, he casts a spell that makes him a She-Ra disguise. The trap buys them the time they need.
    Micah: Get my good side.
  • Evil Sorcerer: A completely unwilling example due to being Brainwashed and Crazy at the time, but when he confronts Glimmer he proves to be the single most powerful spellcaster in the series, a user of shadow magic, and extremely nasty due to Horde Prime's possession.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed, but being stuck on Beast Island for years without human contact gave him some weird mannerisms. He mellows out in Season 5.
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (a human spellcaster) and Angella (an immortal angel).
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Angella and Castapella both mention that Glimmer is starting to look more and more like Micah, both in appearance and personality.
  • The Lost Lenore: Male example. Micah died in battle some time ago; this is mainly used to characterize his wife and daughter, both of whom were severely emotionally impacted by his death. He's revealed to have survived in Season 4, and reunites with Glimmer at the end of Season 5.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: He apparently wasn't immortal while Angella was, even discounting his death in battle.
  • Morality Pet: Surprisingly to Shadow Weaver. When she was Light Spinner, she positively doted on them, and even after her transformation when she attacks Mysticor's Magic Guild, all she does as she leaves is pat him on the head. When the two are reunited in "Destiny, Part 2", the shock and relief in Shadow Weaver's voice is palpable.
  • One Degree of Separation: He studied under Shadow Weaver's former identity as Light Spinner.
  • The One Guy: He is the only male member of Horde Prime's chipped warriors in Season 5, the others being all women.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Once he gets chipped and becomes mind controlled by Horde Prime in Season 5, Shadow Weaver fears it will turn him into this. She points out the in terms of sheer magical power Micah dwarfs both Shadow Weaver and Castaspella, and under Horde Prime's influence Micah will have none of his usual restraint or ethics. She's right, as Micah becomes by far the most powerful of Prime's chipped enforcers, capable of defeating the entire rebellion by himself.
  • Posthumous Character: He died a long time ago, in the battle that the Rebellion lost and caused the original alliance fall apart. Angella and Glimmer are still not quite over it. The finale of Season 3, however, hints he may not be dead, and Season 4 confirms it.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Micah is added to the final group shot of the Season 5 opener.
  • Race Lift: Like Castaspella, his appearance changed from generic European monarch to Etherian's equivalent of Asian, even casting Korean actor Daniel Dae Kim. His childhood hair style resembles that of an ancient Southeast Asian.
  • Redemption Demotion: Inverted; Micah becomes a lot more powerful after being chipped by the Horde, as his Brainwashed and Crazy personality has none of his normal self's restrictions against using Black Magic. In the Final Battle, he incapacitates the entire Princess Alliance save for Glimmer with a single spell, then gives his daughter the fight of her life before she manages to overpower him.
  • Simple Staff: Micah carried a staff and fought using it. Although the staff is a bit more ornamented than the usual of this trope, looking very similar to some kind of magic staff, it works as one. He's portrayed as holding it in the portrait in the castle. He even improvised a new one out of Beast Island's Flora.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Downplayed, as he was of average height for an adult man, Angella was simply taller.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Light Spinner manipulated him into helping her summon the entity that gave her shadow powers and disfigured her face.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His shirt is long, long, gone by the time Adora and Bow find him on Beast Island.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's really hard to discuss his character in detail without the mid-Season 4 reveal that he's actually alive.

    Castaspella 

Castaspella, Head Sorceress of Mystacor

Voiced by: Sandra Oh (English), Gabriela Guzman (Latin American Spanish)

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Glimmer's paternal aunt and Micah's younger sister, a sorceress who lives in the floating island of Mystacor.


  • Adaptational Modesty: Instead of a yellow Minidress of Power or a figure-hugging blue suit under yellow shorts, she now wears a floor-length navy blue shift dress under a light pink cape.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Originally a redhead, now a brunette.
  • Age Lift: Castaspella was originally a young woman roughly the same age as Adam and Adora (considering she hits on the former), but being Glimmer's aunt she's an adult woman who just happens to be Older Than She Looks.
  • Always Someone Better: She may be the leader of Mystacor, but that doesn't stop Shadow Weaver from constantly bringing up her brother's superior abilities.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She has no Love Interest that we know of, but her reaction to Shadow Weaver's usual No Sense of Personal Space antics is to blush angrily.
  • Ascended Extra: Mostly a background character until Season 5, when the occupation of Mystacor by the Horde forces her to take a more active role in the plot.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Inverted. She's Micah's younger sister but is very protective of him. One of the main reasons she hates Shadow Weaver is because the latter woman used her brother in his youth.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A bit kooky, but also one of Mystacor’s most powerful sorcerers.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's more than a little weird, which Glimmer can't stand, but still genial and supportive. Case in point, trying to reassure Glimmer by saying she looks like her father. Glimmer points out he had a beard.
  • Cool Aunt: Zig-zagged; Glimmer doesn’t think of her this way, but her friends do.
  • Cool Crown: A halo-esque golden one with a star in the center. Flashbacks in Season 2 show that it's the traditional crown of the Head Sorceress of Mystacor.
  • Hartman Hips: Has noticeably huge hips on an otherwise thin body frame.
  • Homemade Sweater from Hell: She likes knitting them.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Typical Mystacor garb isn't particularly suitable for moving through Etheria's forests: she's prone to getting her cape snagged. Partially crosses over with a justified version of Limited Wardrobe: it wasn't as if everyone got to pack while evacuating — but she still won't take it off.
  • Mama Bear: Castapella is is protective over her niece, Glimmer.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: While overall generous, supportive and amiable, she's good at making these small little digs, usually targeted at Angella and Glimmer. Which is probably a big reason why Glimmer doesn't see her as the Cool Aunt that Bow and Adora do — Castaspella seems just a little too fond of trying to guilt-trip her.
    "What brings you all the way out here to visit your aunt? Is it once in a blue moon already? *forced laugh*"
  • Punny Name: Cast-a-spell-a. She does magic.
  • Only Sane Man: In Season 3, she's the first to point out that Angella has no idea of what consists of a good prison to hold Shadow Weaver.
  • Race Lift: Her design (as well as the decision to cast Sandra Oh as her voice) would seem to suggest she's the Etherian equivalent of East Asian, in contrast to the original 80s version of the character, who was a white redhead.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Castaspella and Glimmer weren't related in the 80s cartoon, but are aunt and niece here.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied. She gives a small smile to Catra and Adora when the former saves the latter from an illusionary fire.

    Melog 

Melog, Empathic Shapeshifter

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Emotional Support Animal

A magical creature the Best Friend Squad found on the planet Krytis. Often taking the form of a large cat, Melog is the last of its kind after First Ones mined most of the magic from the planet.


  • Adaptational Species Change: In the original show Melog was a mud creature brought to life by Shadow Weaver, here it is a magical being born on the planet Krytis. (Catra in the prior show had a companion cat, Clawdeen, but she wasn't adapted because she was deemed to look too similar to Lion from Steven Universe.)
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Downplayed. While it mostly does act like a cat, it does have a fondness for licking the faces of people it likes, such as Adora, Catra and Scorpia.
  • Ambiguous Gender: In the show Melog is never referred to by any gender pronoun. In the 80's show after absorbing some of She-Ra's power and taking on her likeness it is referred to as a "she", whether the female nomination still applies is unknown.
  • Animal Companion: Becomes this for Catra, it works kinda the opposite of Adora and Swift Wind's bond, where Melog gives Catra powers and a very strong Psychic Link.
  • "Aww"-choo: Most like due to its Psychic connection with Catra, it's sneezes are just as cute as hers.
  • Cats Hate Water: Gets similarly scared from water like Catra.
  • Composite Character: A combination of Melog and Clawdeen from the 80s series.
  • Cool Down Hug: Does a kind of animal variant of this, when Catra angrily refuses to go back to Adora, despite it being obvious even without Melog's ability to read her mind that Catra really wants to. In order to calm her down Melog tackles the cat girl and licks her face.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Melog is the last of its kind because the First Ones destroyed his home.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Melog is a dark-themed alien cat but is loyal to the heroes', especially Catra.
  • Empathy Pet: Catra's, to the point where anyone who wants to know what the former is really feeling just needs to watch Melog. Catra buries her emotions: Melog expresses them.
  • Foil: To Swift Wind, as both are the animal bonding creatures to Catra and Adora, respectively, who help them through their emotions. Swift Wind was a regular horse accidentally granted powers by Adora, can talk, is goofy, and has bright colors; Melog is an alien cat who develops a Psychic Link with Catra, can only be understood by Catra, is usually quiet, and has dark themed colors.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Due to their bond, Catra can understand Melog perfectly, holding entire conversations with it. Everyone else, audience included, only hears flanged meows and growls.
  • Invisibility: One of the primary uses of its illusion magic is to make itself and/or others invisible. It proves able to do this with a group, and even an entire spaceship, allowing all those cloaked to remain perceptible to one another while invisible to everyone else.
  • Last of Its Kind: The sole survivor of its' species.
  • Licked by the Dog: It bonds with Catra and basically becomes her animal companion in the same way Swift Wind is with Adora, except only Catra can understand it. For bonus points, it also literally licks both Catra and She-Ra.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: It helps Catra a lot in dealing with her emotions in more positive ways while also preventing Catra from hiding them as well. Showrunner Noelle Stevenson even revealed in interviews that Melog's nickname in the crew was "Catra's Therapy Pet".
  • Master of Illusion: Its magic seems primarily based in illusions. In its debut, it keeps almost the entire cast confused and lost in its illusions for much of the episode.
  • Mythology Gag: Melog resembles the giant cat Catra's '80s counterpart used to transform into.
  • Psychic Link: Forms one with Catra, allowing her to understand Melog. Melog on the other hand is able to easily read Catra's emotions, often displaying them in its behavior. The link is very strong and the two often move in sync seemingly knowing exactly what the other is thinking at all times.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: "Melog" is "golem" backwards. This made sense with the original Melog from the 1980s cartoon, who was created much like the golems of Jewish mythology, but that reference is lost here.
  • Shipper on Deck: It can sense Catra's true feelings for Adora and tries to push her to act on them, especially once Catra tries to run away after watching Adora choose to risk a Heroic Sacrifice thanks to Shadow Weaver's manipulations.
  • Undying Loyalty: Melog imprinted on Catra and follows her anywhere.
  • Walking Spoiler: It would be hard to talk about it without revealing some major Season 5 spoilers.

    Wrong Hordak 

Wrong Hordak, Clone of Horde Prime

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"Hello there, brothers!"

Voiced by: Keston John

During the heroes' daring rescue of Catra from Horde Prime's mothership, one of his clones was disconnected from the Hive Mind and tagged along with the group. Entrapta initially mistakes him for Hordak, leading to him being affectionately nicknamed "Wrong Hordak". As he spent time adventuring with the Best Friends Squad, Wrong Hordak grew increasingly disillusioned with the Galactic Horde, ultimately discovering his own personality and defecting to the Rebellion.


  • Affably Evil: For a very low value of "evil", as he never really does anything bad, but is still fanatically loyal to Horde Prime even while helping the rebellion (he doesn't even understand they're on opposite sides) and is too innocent and naive to experience any cognitive dissonance... at first.
  • Bad Liar: Deception doesn't come naturally to the guy. Justified, since being part of a Hive Mind left him with no private thoughts or opinions to hide. It also makes him a horrible actor, especially when trying to infiltrate or deceive his fellow clones — and that doesn't matter, because none of his "brothers" are capable of understanding that another clone could lie to them.
  • Bizarre Alien Psychology: He's in extreme distress when he cannot access the hive mind. He copes by treating the Rebellion members as fellow "brothers" and obeying them as if they were Horde Prime.
  • Broken Pedestal: Horde Prime becomes one to him on Krytis. When faced with undeniable proof that Prime retreated from the planet, it shatters Wrong-Hordak's image of him as an invincible, perfect conqueror. This causes him to suffer a brief existential crisis, but he comes out of it vowing to expose the lies Prime has built himself up on to the rest of his clone-brothers and throws in with the Rebellion for real.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a good cook, a welcome assistant to Entrapta, and a competent addition to the Rebellion, despite being awkward and childlike.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: He is able to defend himself against several of his brothers at the same time, even when there is nothing that differentiates them from them. Potentially justified in that there's nothing in a clone's programming which anticipates being attacked by one of their own.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While at first he comes off as a goofy, emotional train wreck of a fool (due to his sudden disconnection from Horde Prime's neural network), he proves himself to be a very capable ally to the Rebellion and plays a vital role in the eventual downfall of the Galactic Horde.
  • Decomposite Character: He could be seen as taking several of the more comedic traits of 80's Hordak that didn't fit the Hordak we knew for the past four seasons and turning them into a new character.
  • Defector from Decadence: It takes him some time to fully untangle himself from Horde Prime's propaganda, but he becomes one of its most important and visible critics.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Wrong Hordak is reminiscent of someone who escaped a cult or broke free from a fundamentalist upbringing, and who is going through the turmoil of deconstructing their former faith.
  • Dumb Is Good: Without access to the Hive Mind, Wrong Hordak is an innocent blank slate with almost no guidance or knowledge of his own. He's also helpful and supportive of the heroes.
  • Emergent Human: Wrong Hordak's character arc involves working through an existential crisis, befriending new "brothers", finding new purpose away from the Galactic Horde, and experiencing emotions and facial expressions for the first time. He's especially fascinated by winking.
  • Foil:
    • To the real Hordak. Both were normal clones that were separated from Horde Prime's Hive Mind, but the circumstances behind their separations were different. The original Hordak was deemed defective by Horde Prime and was deliberately cast from the hive, leaving him an angry, violent, and murderous man desperate to return to Horde Prime's side. Meanwhile, Wrong Hordak was accidentally separated from the hive and was taken in by the Best Friend Squad, causing him to become a sweet, helpful, and genuinely innocent person despite his origins. It's also implied that Wrong Hordak was a newer clone when he was severed from the hive, while the original was high ranking in it before he was severed. He's essentially who Hordak could have been if he'd met supportive people after arriving on Etheria and had space to deconstruct his indoctrination.
    • To the Galactic Horde clones. The other clones are cold and fanatical, while Wrong Hordak is warm, helpful, emotional, and eventually opposed to Horde Prime.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being freed, he slowly comes to embrace his individuality and joins the Rebellion.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into a complete existential crisis when Horde Prime's teachings and physical, concrete evidence come into conflict.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: He's distinguishable from other clones thanks to his hair not being smoothly brushed back.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: He sobs hysterically as he goes through an existential crisis.
  • Insistent Terminology: He calls all of his new friends "brothers", even the women, as he comes from a One-Gender Race of clones and presumably has no conception of "female".
  • Keet: He's emotional and exuberant.
  • Lethal Chef: Defied. He's competent, but his programming leads him towards some unusual ingredients. Like artificial amniotic fluid.
  • Liminal Being: He is a clone of Horde Prime who is disconnected from the hive mind and free from Horde Prime's control, so he both is and isn't part of the Galactic Horde.
  • Manchild: He's naive, socially awkward, and eager to make himself useful to his new "brothers" in the Rebellion.
  • Nice Guy: In stark contrast to the original Hordak, who was a Bad Boss to his allies who occasionally dipped into Pet the Dog, and Horde Prime, a megalomaniacal, sociopathic tyrant, Wrong Hordak is a sweet, caring individual.
  • Never Given a Name: The Rebellion characters refer to him as Wrong Hordak because he was mistaken for Hordak. As a clone of Horde Prime, he wouldn't normally have a name anyway.
  • Obliviously Evil: To the point that he's obliviously heroic, remaining completely unaware that his new "brothers" are not members of the Armada. When he makes his full Heel–Face Turn, he genuinely believes he's the one telling the heroes that Prime is evil.
  • Reality Ensues: While he's a genuinely sweet person when he's freed of the Hive Mind, he's still fanatically loyal to Horde Prime until he realizes what kind of person Prime actually is. He, after all, has known nothing but Prime's propaganda his entire life.
  • Rogue Drone: One of Horde Prime's many clones who was disconnected from him and turned against him.
  • Spanner in the Works: He's just one of Prime's many, many diposable vessels and Prime completely fails to notice his disappearance. He also (unintentionally) leads the heroes to Melog and Krytis and (intentionally) provides the rebels with an easy disguise to infiltrate any Prime controlled territory. Without his aid, the war effort would be doomed from the start.
  • Token Heroic Orc: He's a Galactic Horde clone who helps the Rebellion.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: As one of Horde Prime's clones connected to a Hive Mind and regularly memory wiped, he knew nothing but what Horde Prime let him know. His discoveries about the universe begin to shake him as he learns more and more, and when they find a planet that Horde Prime failed to conquer, his world is shattered because he learns that Prime is not perfect and has lied to and used him his entire life.
  • Uniformity Exception: Wrong Hordak’s hair is unrulier than his fellow clones’, letting the viewer tell him apart.
  • Yes-Man: He's eager to be of service to his new "brothers". He helps Glimmer prepare food, assists Entrapta in her scientific endeavors, and helps Rebellion members navigate clone-heavy enclaves.

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