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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 Brightmoon.
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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.
  • Amazon Brigade: There's a couple of token guys but the vast majority of the Princess Alliance is, as you'd expect, made up of a variety of butt-kicking ladies.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: You can tell what most of the princesses' powers or abilities are just by their names alone.
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    General 
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Adora/She-Ra 

Adora/She-Ra, Princess of Power

Voiced by: Aimee Carrero (English), Jocelyn Robles (Latin American Spanish), Mai Nakahara (Japanese), LaLa Nestor (English, young)

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"For the honor of Grayskull!"

A fierce member of the Rebellion, Adora is an orphan who was formerly raised by the evil Horde and believed they were doing good, but when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into She-Ra, a mythical warrior princess, Adora learns the truth and becomes driven to fight the Horde. She finds a new surrogate family in the Rebellion and unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.


  • Action Girl: Adora is a highly trained military cadet who is a capable warrior even without the She-Ra transformation. As She-Ra though she not only gains a significant boost in strength but the Sword of Protection also allows her to use energy blasts and is insanely sharp, cutting metal robots like paper.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Previously, as She-Ra she sported a cleavage-baring Minidress of Power. She's now got a high-necked chestplate tunic, and Modesty Shorts under an open-front skirt. To a lesser extent, this applies to Adora herself, whose civilian wardrobe from the '80s showed off a lot of leg, but now she wears pants.
  • Adaptational Villainy: A minor example: in the original version she was brainwashed into being a member of the Horde, in this version she's technically willing, though she was lied to by the Horde's propaganda, and has a genuine Heel Realization.
  • Adorkable: Due to her inexperience regarding the outside world, she's very enthusiastic and awkward, and it comes off as very endearing. Her reaction to seeing a horse for the first time says it all.
    Adora: (with quiet awe) It's majestic.
  • Age Lift: Both forms of her are younger than her original incarnation—originally in her 20s, she's now 17 or 18, although She-Ra appears to be somewhat older.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Even without transforming, Adora is quite athletic and strong, though she doesn't tower over anyone. As She-Ra, she stands eight feet tall, is well-muscled, and still looks good.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Catra is... complicated. She never shows romantic interest in any male characters, and her interactions with Catra (especially at the Princess Prom) have unsubtle romantic overtones. She also goes utterly star-struck and tongue-tied when she meets Huntara for the first time.
  • Arch-Enemy: By the end of Season 3, Adora realizes that Catra is too far gone to save or reason with, and accepts that she is her most dangerous and threatening enemy out of all of the Horde forces, because Catra proved she will stop at nothing to destroy her and the rebellion, even if it means literally destorying the world.
  • The Atoner: More than in the original, where she was a brainwashed member of the Horde. Here she was a willing member and wants to make up for it. She also knows the others have no reason to trust her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Adora is a friendly person in general but isn't afraid to enter into combat. And, she gives a chilling Death Glare at Catra in the third season finale for the latter's actions.
  • BFS: Her iconic sword's looking a little... broader. It visibly expands as part of her Transformation Sequence, to match her larger form.
  • Big Eater: Whenever Adora is shown eating, she's devouring a ton of food like it will disappear into thin air at any second.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "For the honor of Greyskull!"
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Catra's Cain, seeing as how they're more or less adoptive sisters.
  • Character Development: Adora has a notable Guilt Complex, blaming herself for things beyond her control and that were the fault of others. Her time in an emotionally healthy environment with non-toxic people helped erode this trait. As such, when a corrupted Catra tries to blame her for reality falling apart in the season 3 finale, Adora promptly calls her out, saying it was Catra's fault.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: As a young child, Adora had a missing tooth gap and was way more impulsive than she is now.
  • The Chosen One: Adora has been chosen by the sword, to stop the evil that plagues Etheria and restore balance.
  • Combat Medic: Subverted. She-Ra has healing powers, but Adora doesn't know how to use them yet. To get them would take years of training in isolation, and she denies this as it would mean abandoning her friends.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: In an interview with Verge, Noelle has stated she sees Adora as being 17 or 18—that is, the average age for a student just starting college—and the series focuses on her examining and solidifying her duties, relationships and sense of self.
  • Cool Crown: Her tiara's a little more minimalist, but no less striking, especially with the art deco wings on the side. It's closer to its classic look in the Battle of Bright Moon.
  • Cool Sword: The Sword of Protection allow Adora to transform into She-Ra. It can also turn into other weapons, shoot Frickin' Laser Beams, heal wounds, and give animals an intelligence boost.
  • Creature of Habit: Adora is used to a strict regimen and The Spartan Way. The freedom and opulence of the rebellion often leave her uncomfortable. When she gets too stressed or upset, she tends to fall back on her Horde training, such as approaching the Princess Ball with a battle plan, or seeking out training when she can't use her healing power.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When she sees Horsey/Swift Wind for the first time, she says he's "majestic" while getting teary-eyed.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Raised as a baby in the Horde and subjected to psychological abuse from Shadow Weaver.
  • Death Glare: In the climax of season 3, Adora gives a truly epic one to Catra after reality is saved, with nothing but rage and fury after Catra's little temper tantrum nearly destroyed reality and got Angella killed. Even Catra looks taken aback by it.
  • Declaration of Protection: In their youth, Adora made a promise to Catra that they would always be together and protect each other from threats.
  • Deus Exit Machina: The She-Ra form has a noticeable tendency to be rendered impotent or unavailable. Episode 5 has her trying to repair the magic gate and unable to move, 6 corrupts her sword, 7 has the confidence she needs to transform broken by Shadow Weaver, and in 8 she's at first forced to leave the sword at the door, then has it stolen by the villains.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Adora is under the influence of a new piece of technology, the effect it has on her essentially makes her act as if she was drunk, she talks in a sluggish manner, walks weirdly and falls asleep easily when left alone.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Adora has dark blonde hair (which gets lighter as She Ra), but, aside from the occasional unworldliness, she's shown to be disciplined, intelligent, and a competent leader.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Prior to gaining the power of She-Ra, Adora was an exceptionally skilled fighter, capable of matching Bow and Glimmer working together. Even after obtaining the sword, Adora does quite a bit of fighting without tapping into her She-Ra form.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In Season 4 previews, her hair is down in some shots.
  • Fish out of Water: When she goes to join the Rebellion, she's obviously confused about customs note , and how princesses actually act since she was taught by the Horde that the princesses were evil. At first, this is utilized for plenty of humor, but she does grow to understand and appreciate the Rebellion's side. At one point Bow even has to explain what an "Aunt" is to her.
  • Forehead of Doom: Perhaps thanks to her yanked-back 'do, Adora's forehead appears quite spacious. Catra points it out in Season 3's "Remember".
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Just like the original, she's decked out with gold accents. In episode 13, she gets an even *shinier* fully golden breastplate that goes over her tunic as opposed to under it.
  • Guilt Complex: She has a habit of blaming herself for things largely out of her control. This is especially true when Glimmer gets captured and hurt by Catra and Shadow Weaver. After Entrapta's apparent death and once again failing to convince Catra to leave the Horde, Adora thinks it might be a good idea to just stay with Light Hope for the years it would take to fully train her powers.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has long blonde hair and is the titular hero.
  • Hammer Space: It's not quite clear how Adora keeps the sword on her at times, seemingly just pulling out from behind her back when it's time to turn into She-Ra. Season 3 clarifies that it Sticks to the Back.
  • Hand Blast: As She-Ra, Adora can fire deadly rainbows from her hands.
  • Hates Being Alone: Downplayed, but Adora has always barracked (and as shown in the first episode, Catra had a tendency to sleep at the bottom of her bed). As a result, she struggles to sleep alone initially and actually sneaks into Glimmer's bed at one point.
  • Healing Factor: In her She-Ra form. In both "The Sea Gate" and "The Battle of Bright Moon", Catra slashes her several times with her claws, and in "The Battle of Bright Moon", Catra gruesomely stabs She-Ra in the back. Her wounds disappear after a few minutes with no scars.
  • Healing Hands: Her bio says that she has limited healing abilities. Not that she knows how to use them. She finally figures it out with Shadow Weaver's help.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Adora starts the first episode as a steadfast Horde soldier, certain that she is fighting to end tyrannical princess rule. But after meet Bow and Glimmer, then seeing the Horde is evil first hand, she joins up with the Rebellion.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Her runestone is the large broadsword she wields as She-Ra. While Adora later learns how to turn it into just about anything she wants, she still prefers using it in its normal form as a sword.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Adora is terribly prone to believing herself to be utterly useless.
    Adora: I thought I was better as She-Ra, but I'm useless no matter what form I take.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Learning how to transform took a bit of effort and during the attempt, she accidentally transformed Swift Wind into an alicorn. Learning her other powers, like healing, is trial and error and she's told it would take years for her to learn how to access them all.
  • Human Aliens: In the first episode of season three, Shadow Weaver reveals that Adora was brought from another world through Hordak's first portal, years ago. Light Hope later reveals that she's a First One.
  • I Am Not a Gun: Going by Shadow Weaver's obsession with Adora, she had big plans for Adora's future, and it wouldn't be good for Etheria. Unfortunately for Shadow Weaver, Adora's good heart prevailed, and she defused herself upon finding out that the Horde was evil.
  • I Just Knew: She's able to read First Ones writing at a glance, despite never having seen or heard of it before.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Bluebell-colored eyes and the titular hero. As She-Ra, her eyes are brighter blue, possibly glowing.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She and Catra were both raised under Shadow Weaver's abuse but they were abused differently. Catra was blatantly mistreated and threatened while Adora was mostly given psychological abuse paired with praise. Catra knew the Horde wasn't good because of their mistreatment of her but Adora bought the propaganda. Thusly it hurts Catra deeply that Adora would defect for the sake of innocent strangers but never suggested that for innocent her.
  • Ironic Name: Her name "Adora" means "beloved", and sounds out of place for a Horde soldier, to which Bow lampshades.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: After being chosen by the sword, being She-Ra has brought her a lot more hardship, such as guilt for almost getting her friends killed, and constantly targeted, and worst of all, fear of falling to the Dark Side like Mara did.
  • Legacy Character: Adora is not the first to take up the mantle of She-Ra. However, she is the first to take up the mantle in 1000 years since Mara.
  • Light 'em Up: She-Ra can fire powerful blasts of light out of either her sword or her hands.
  • Light Is Good: Transforms in a burst of light, wears white and gold, can shoot light from her hand and sword and is the hero.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • The She-Ra form is totally useless for anything requiring stealth. Transforming requires Adora yelling her transformation phrase at the top of her lungs, to start. As She-Ra, she's eight feet tall and glows.
    • While having a portable Runestone has some advantages, it also means that Adora cannot use her powers without the sword. As such, separating Adora from her sword is a good way to neutralize the She-Ra transformation.
  • Magical Accessory: In the Season 4 previews, it seems she's utilized the sword's shapeshifting to make it a nice bracelet.
  • Mentor's New Hope: To Light Hope, who mourns Mara's mistakes and hopes Adora can do better.
  • Morph Weapon: As in the previous series, she can change the Sword of Protection into different objects. It only becomes a shield at first, but after training with Light Hope, she demonstrates numerous different forms, including some that aren't even weapons, though it doesn't always become what she wants it to.
  • Nice Girl: Even when Adora was a Horde soldier, she was kind and caring.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Glimmer and Bow being kidnapped came from Adora easily falling for Catra's Paranoia Gambit. Similarly, while Frosta would always be a hard one to join the Rebellion, Adora made it infinitely harder by being accidentally rude to her.
  • Nice Shoes: In contrast to the original's gold high-heel boots, She-Ra's now sporting a pair of knee-high laceless white sneakers with blue and gold accents (including Mercury's Wings).
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Kyle, Rogelio and Lonnie all use a red and white uniform, Adora is shown to be the only senior cadet that uses a long-sleeved, almost totally white uniform with the Horde insignia on the back, and the only one to wear a jacket over it.
  • Obliviously Evil: Adora grew up in a training complex in the Fright Zone with only Horde propaganda to educate her about the world. She's horrified upon seeing firsthand that the Horde are the oppressors and not the defenders when they attack an innocent village she was told was an enemy fort.
    Bow: Your army is called the Evil Horde.
    Adora: Who calls us that?!
    Bow: [beat] Everybody!
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: Like all Princesses, Adora has to recharge her powers from a Runestone. However, her runestone is her sword, making the whole issue more or less moot. That said, unlike the other Princesses, Adora must be in contact with her runestone/the sword in order to transform into She-Ra and use her powers. Once Adora has transformed into She-Ra, she's more or less independent of it and can let go of it without a De-Power.
  • Only Friend: She was Catra's only friend when they grew up in the Horde.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Another motivator for Adora joining the Rebellion is that she always wondered where she came from and with the Sword she might be on her way to finding out.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: Adora was one of the Horde's most dedicated and skilled recruits before her Heel–Face Turn, even being considered for Force Captain.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Goes from a dirty brownish blonde as Adora to a bright golden yellow as She-Ra.
  • Power Glows: She gets a whole lot more incandescent when she powers up.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She has a Tomboyish Ponytail as Adora and gets Rapunzel Hair as She-Ra.
  • Prefers Rocks to Pillows: Adora's used to sleeping in bunks in a barracks, and finds it hard to sleep in her new room by herself in a soft bed in Bright Moon. Glimmer and Bow get her a cot within one episode. Later episodes show her sleeping under a fancy canopy, but still on a hard cot.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Her She-Ra outfit is a mixture of white, red, and gold yellow.
  • Raised by Orcs: By the Horde and Shadow Weaver specifically. While Adora is a stand-out fighter because of it, her knowledge of anything outside the Fright Zone is limited. At first, Adora didn't understand concepts like festivals and familial relations. Glimmer even had to explain to Adora what an aunt is. The people of Bright Moon got the impression that Adora was Raised by Wolves instead, except a wild animal would probably have been preferable to Shadow Weaver.
  • Rapunzel Hair: As She-Ra, her hair grows longer, all the way to her back.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When her sword is corrupted, as She-Ra, she becomes The Berserker and mindlessly attacks anything close to her.
  • Red Is Heroic: A red jacket as Adora and a red cape as She-Ra. She also wears a red dress for the Princess Prom.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She's a highly-skilled warrior, a decent strategist, and extremely powerful as She-Ra. However, she has very little knowledge of anything outside of warfare. When she first arrived in Brightmoon, Adora didn't understand the concept of a festival, had never seen a horse before, and viewed every social situation through the lens of a soldier being briefed by a superior.
  • Secret Identity: Inverted. Unlike the original series, Adora doesn't even try to hide the fact that she and She-Ra are the same person. She also inverts Secret Identity Identity — when transformed, She-Ra's personality is "Adora, but if she were more physically powerful".
  • Shipper on Deck: Adora appears to ship both Princess Mermista and Sea Hawk.
  • Shockwave Stomp: She-Ra is strong enough to create craters and cause waves of rock to fly out by striking the ground.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: She-Ra's outfit is sleeveless, showing off some impressive muscles.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Perfuma and the people of Plumeria refer to her as "The She-Ra".
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Despite her defection from the Horde, Adora still wears her old outfit from her time there when not transformed into She-Ra.
  • Super Strength: She-Ra's main power, as expected from the Distaff Counterpart of He-Man himself. She can lift and throw Horde spider drones with one hand and smash through solid stone with ease.
  • Super Toughness: As a bonus to her strength, She-Ra is tough enough that the only things that reliably hurt her are the main cannons on the Horde's tanks. Even then, she takes multiple hits before going down.
  • Sword Beam: Her sword can fire energy beams, both for destructive purposes and to empower/heal, as is the case with Swift Wind. Adora hasn't quite got the healing aspect down, yet.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Adora loses all sympathy for Catra after she tried to erase reality just because she wanted Adora to finally lose, getting Queen Angella killed in the process. Adora's Death Glare at Catra when the battle is over makes it clear that all bridges have been burned.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Adora is prone to throwing her sword at enemies and always manages to take out a tank or two doing so.
  • Tomboy: She's a former soldier, and it shows, bordering on being a PG-rated case of The Lad-ette in behavior Depending on the Writer.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: As Adora, she keeps her hair in a small ponytail.
  • Tomboy Princess: She's shown to be interested in weaponry, warfare, and tactics. Hardly anything at all about girly things.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Was raised in the Horde and originally started out on their side.

    Glimmer 

Commander Glimmer, Princess of Bright Moon

Voiced by: Karen Fukuhara (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish), Risa Taneda (Japanese)

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"Try being the daughter of an immortal queen when your powers are sparkles."

Sweet, wildly enthusiastic, and driven by her desire to forge her own path, Glimmer possesses magical powers that she inherited from her mother. Motivated by love, loyalty, friendship, and fairness, Glimmer truly believes that with her friends by her side she can do anything.


  • Adaptational Badass: She goes from a She-Ra supporter often in need of rescue to a frontline fighter who has saved She-Ra as much as She-Ra has saved her.
  • Adorkable: Glimmer's cute design and her energetic personality place her directly into this trope.
  • Blinded by the Light: Her sparkles can be used to this effect.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Glimmer temporarily loses her teleportation powers in season 1 but still fights in the battle against the Horde in the final, and does impressively well.
  • The Chains of Commanding: She's pretty much the senior battlefield commander by season 2, and to her horror finds herself becoming increasingly dour and chastising others for almost exactly the same things her mother used to chastise her for. By season 4, she's the Queen of Bright Moon—and if the previews are any indication, the chains are even heavier.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair, Purple Eyes.
  • Dub Name Change: Her name is "Destello" in the European Spanish dub, "Scintilla" in the French dub, and "Cintilante" in the Portuguese dub.
  • Dynamic Entry: Uses her teleportation to great effect this way.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: A la the name, sparkles also factor into her hair, cape, and powers. Ironically Glimmer thinks her powers are kind of lame.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In season 4, Glimmer's hair is in a shorter and slightly straighter asymmetrical bob that's more similar to Angela's long hairdo.
  • Family Theme Naming: "Glimmer" is an archaic term for the mineral mica, for which her father Micah is named.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Has a white sleeve-thing and a pauldron on her left arm.
  • Fatal Flaw: Glimmer's determination to prove herself is what is most likely to lead her to reckless decisions.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wear a pair of long, white ones.
  • Friendless Background: Bow was the first friend she made. He was her only friend before she met Adora and restarted the Princess Alliance.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Initially, she was very clingy at the thought of Bow having other friends, mainly because she thought if he had other friends, she'd be left all alone.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother is a winged immortal; her father, to all appearances, an ordinary, if magically gifted, human.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Her hair looks a lot like her father's, but with her mother's coloring.
  • Heroic RRoD: She breaks through the Black Garnet-powered restraints Shadow Weaver had her in to save Adora through sheer willpower, but it disrupts her connection to her Runestone, causing her powers to glitch for a while.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: She can only use her power a set number of times...and often loses count, so if she runs out? The group has to do without. And in season 4, she's stopped teleporting altogether—because she feels if she were to recharge at the Moonstone, she'd lose what she feels is the last remainder of her mother.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself for causing the Rebellion to fall apart for the second time.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She's likely the least skilled of the team in close combat, but she shouldn't be underestimated. She particularly favors an eminently practical teleport into a dropkick or tackle, and at one point teleports straight into what can only be described as a beautiful Superman Punch straight out of Roman Reigns' arsenal that knocks Shadow Weaver out cold.
    • She's considerably better by season 2, where she manages to go head to head with both Catra and Scorpia in quick succession, mixing up her teleportation, glitter powers, and some pretty legit unarmed strikes.
  • Light 'em Up: Described as "glimmer powers", Glimmer derives her power from the Moonstone.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her VA has gone on record describing her relationship with Bow as like this.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: She is growing to be similar to her father, according to Castapella and Angella; both are warriors and strong-willed people, with a love for fighting and a deep desire to protect their land.
  • Lunacy: She derives her powers from the Moonstone, and furthermore when she combines her powers with Shadow Weaver's to teleport directly into the Fright Zone a pentacle depicting the phases of the moon is shown on the ground.
  • Multicolored Hair: The top part of her hair is pink while the bottom is purple.
  • Mundane Utility: She uses her teleportation constantly, just to get around. She needs them to get into her own bed, which is suspended from a high ceiling. This comes back to bite her when she gets hit with Power Incontinence and requires Bow's help and wacky antics simply to get into bed.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Her father's staff massively increases her combat potential, coupling the mobility her teleportation gives her with enough kick to take out a Horde battle tank in one hit.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Glimmer's mother is an immortal angelic being, and her father was a Human Alien sorcerer. A benefit from her mother's side, besides giving her tiny wings, is that she never gets sick.
  • Odd Name Out: The only princess thus far whose name doesn't end with an "A", although her name does have a similar sound.
  • Rebellious Princess: In addition to the obvious, she rebels against her mother, who's kept her safe on the sidelines despite Glimmer's desire to fight.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She and Castaspella weren't related in the 80s cartoon, but are aunt and niece here.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Gets a new costume in Season 4: a two-toned leotard over purple leggings, a simple Cool Crown, knee-length boots, pauldrons on both shoulders instead of one, a darker cape, and a single pearl earring. All are subtle shout-outs to her late mother.
  • Simple Staff: She's given her father's staff in the season 1 finale. Although it is more decorated than the usual for this trope, it still works as one.
  • Stout Strength: A big-boned teenage Action Girl who can absolutely throw down, given the opportunity. She manages to lay out Shadow Weaver with one teleport-assisted punch.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She is noted to look like her father, Micah.
  • Take Up My Sword: When the Horde attacks Bright Moon in the first season finale, Angella gives Glimmer her late father's staff to help her in battle.
  • Teleportation: One of her main magical powers. Glimmer can teleport herself and anyone she's in contact with using teleportation magic. However, she has a limit as to how many times she can do it before needing to recover.
  • Teleportation Spam: Zipping around here and there is how she usually moves. She'll also strategically teleport allies around battlefields.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She seems to take one per season, as she keeps getting better at using her powers effectively in combat.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Simple Staff she uses in combat belonged to her deceased father. And her pearl teardrop earring in Season 4 is Angella's.
  • Unknown Rival: Seems to legitimately consider Catra her archenemy, even though Catra is way more focused on Adora.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: A few times, Glimmer has teleported herself and an enemy way up into the air, then just let them fall. Glimmer can teleport safely back to the ground; her opponents can't.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She is desperate to prove herself to her mother.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her sparkles were initially pretty much useless aside from creating light sources and no-bang flashbangs, which was something she was sadly aware of. Her teleportation was still greatly useful, but she lamented that half of her powers were no good in a fight. But as the show's progressed, she's gained more confidence in her powers--and what seems to be an upscale in concussive force as they've developed.
Glimmer: (to Huntara's goons) Hi, I'm Glimmer. And I sparkle.

    Bow 

Bow, Master Archer

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

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"Everyone here is a Princess. I'm, like, the only one who is not a princess."

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.
  • Adorkable: He tends to geek-out a lot, especially about First Ones tech.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dub Name Change: His name is "Arco" in the European Spanish dub, "Flechdor" in the French dub, and "Arqueiro" in the Portuguese dub.
  • Fanboy: Both to Entrapta and Seahawk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He has a lot of his father George's personality. They're both Adorkable and share much of the same quirks. He shares his sense of humor, however, with his other father Lance.
  • 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.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Thirteen siblings, according to Bow, and he's the youngest.
  • Meaningful Name: Bow's main weapons include a bow and arrow.
  • 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 One Guy: Bow is the only leading male in cast mostly of women.
  • 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.
  • Primary-Color Champion: White and gold top and boots with red heart accents, and blue pants.
  • 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.
  • The Smart Guy: His official bio calls him the Rebellion’s resident tech master.
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice: Bow will always choose a bow and arrow to fight with.
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The Princess Alliance

A group of magical princesses who lead the Rebellion and are founded by Adora and Glimmer.
    General 
  • Action Girl: Central concept of the show.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Everyone has a color scheme to set them apart.
  • Princesses Rule: The Princesses seem to be the highest authority in their respective kingdoms, making Glimmer, who actually has a mother who is Queen, something of an odd one out.
  • Warrior Princess: They have the skills to take Horde Soldiers down.

    Perfuma 

Perfuma, Princess of Plumeria

Voiced by: Genesis Rodriguez (English), Jessica Angeles (Latin American Spanish), Yui Kondo (Japanese)

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"Would I get to hit more people with flowers? Then we have a deal!"

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Fitting her flowery theme, she's got a bunch of pink ones.
  • 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.
  • Green Thumb: Can control plant life and utilizes massive vines during combat. Perfuma derives her powers from the Heart-Blossom.
  • 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.
  • Nice Girl: Perfuma is kind, peaceful, gentle and friendly.
  • O.O.C. 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".
  • Pink Is Feminine: A flower-loving pacifist with Green Thumb powers who primarily wears pink.
  • The Pollyanna: Perfuma and her whole kingdom are impossibly happy. It's deconstructed in her debut since she's not optimistic so much as desperately denying anything is wrong, but reconstructed and played straight after joining the Rebellion.
  • 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.

    Mermista 

Mermista, Princess of Salineas

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

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"Your friend turns into an eight-foot-tall lady with a sword, I want her on my side."

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.


  • Ambiguously Bi: She has a rather complicated relationship with Sea Hawk. She also thinks that She-Ra has beautiful hair. 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.
  • Brutal Honesty: Her bio notes how her judgments are delivered flatly and her tendency not to mince words.
  • Catchphrase: "Urrrrrgh!"
  • 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.
  • Elemental Hair: Dark blue-green hair for the resident water magic user.
  • Flat Joy: Even when she's being cheerful, she still sounds deadpan.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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. Here, she is noticeably darker and is implied to be South Asian.
  • Sour Supporter: The pessimist of the group.
  • 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.
  • Tsundere:
    • Hints of this to Sea Hawk, since he was her "plus one" for the princess ball. When Adora teasingly points this out to Mermista, she blushes and says that she only brought Sea Hawk because he was her ride. Sea Hawk whispers to Adora to confirm that he is Mermista's plus one and not just a ride.
    • Pops up again in the season 1 finale, where she doesn't seem very enthused at having brought Sea Hawk along for the Final Battle, but also shares a warm embrace with him after the heroes win that's directly paralleled by an openly romantic hug between Spinerella and Netossa.
  • Tomboy Princess: While planning to rescue Glimmer and Bow, she refused to be represented by lipstick, preferring a knife.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is oceanic, dark blue-green.

    Frosta 

Frosta, Princess of the Kingdom of Snows

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

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"You look at me and see a child, but I've worked too hard to gain respect."

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.


  • 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.
  • Advertised Extra: She shows up in the opening together with the other princesses and was implied to be as big of a player as Perfuma and Mermista, but she doesn't even join the rebellion until the very end of Season One and her prior appearances did not give her that much of a focus. Subverted in season two, as she's just as prominent as Perfuma and Mermista.
  • Age Lift: An adult in the original, a kid in the reboot.
  • 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 is because Adora, before catching herself, implies that she's too young to rationally lead.
  • 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.
  • 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: Short blue hair for the ice magic user.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: She does not join the rebellion until she shows up last minute during the Battle of Bright Moon to join them.
  • Friendless Background: Says in season two 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.
  • Kid Hero: Even more than the other members of the Princess Alliance, who are teenagers. Frosta is eleven (and three quarters).
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: She caps off the 'Princess Recruitment' arc, and proves a substantially different challenge. Whereas the others were encountered in danger from the Horde and were eager to see She-Ra and friends, Frosta remains neutral and makes it clear that she finds offers of 'help' patronizing and insulting. While the Horde does end up attacking her Kingdom, it's only because of She-Ra's presence and the attack itself is basically a distraction. Justified, as well, in that her kingdom is already heavily fortified and almost totally safe from Horde attacks for the time being. There's not really anything Bright Moon could have given them before the Horde gave her a reason to join the rebellion.
  • 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 singlehandedly 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: She is An Ice Person in more ways than one, she is cold, level headed and calm at the same time that she has control over ice.
  • Pretty in Mink: Rocking a blue coat with a furry collar and sleeves, with matching boots.
  • 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: 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.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Frosta is only eleven, but she has shown to be 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.
  • 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: She's now in a relationship with Spinnerella.
  • 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.
  • Advertised Extra: She and Spinnerella were given the same amount of focus as the other princesses in promotional material, but barely appear in the show proper.
  • Battle Couple: She fights together with her girlfriend Spinnerella in battle.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-clad member of the heroic Princess Alliance and Rebellion.
  • Clothing Switch: She and Spinnerella appear to be wearing each other's necklaces.
  • 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.
  • Flat Character: She receives very little development in Season 1 and 2 while in Season 3, she doesn't even make an appearance.
  • 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.
  • Punny Name: Net-toss-a. She tosses nets.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In contrast with her cool-colored theme, she's the red oni to Spinnerella's blue.
  • Smug Super: Her bio states that she's smug about her powers.
  • Those Two Girls: With Spinnerella. The two of them are always in each other's company.
  • 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 Brightmoon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A very pale blue.

    Spinnerella 

Spinerella, 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.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: She is now dating Netossa, despite being straight in previous incarnations.
  • Advertised Extra: Just like her girlfriend, she's given the same amount of focus in promotional material as the other princesses. In the show proper, she and Netossa have had very little appearances.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin appears to be a light shade of pink.
  • Battle Couple: She fights together with her girlfriend Netossa in battle.
  • 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.
  • Clothing Switch: She and Netossa appear to be wearing each other's necklaces.
  • Flat Character: She receives very little development in Season 1 and 2 while in Season 3, she doesn't even make an appearance.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Her bio notes how she can go from a gentle breeze to a mighty storm in a heartbeat.
  • Lady Ella: "Spinnerella", for someone who utilizes Everything's Better with Spinning and Blow You Away.
  • Nice Girl: What little we've seen of her personality, trying to reassure Netossa after Bow upsets her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The purple-themed blue oni to Netossa's red.
  • Those Two Girls: With Netossa. Spinnerella is never seen without her.
  • 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 Brightmoon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple.

Other Members

    Swift Wind 

Swift Wind, She-Ra's Noble Steed

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

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"So I named myself Swift Wind, after the swift winds of revolution, and left to kick down stable doors!"

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.


  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Even as a normal horse, Horsey seems to be slightly more intelligent than your average horse.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Out of Focus: Swift Wind does not appear in season 3 except for a brief, non-speaking appearance when Adora visits Light Hope.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 

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.


  • 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, with whom he seems to always toe the line between begrudging acceptance, friendship or something more.
  • Badass Moustache: He's with the Rebellion, he's got one, it fits. It even sparkles.
  • Badass Normal: He lacks any particular skill, but he still can take part in the fights, even if it is just to crash his boat against the enemy and destroy it.
  • Captain Morgan Pose: He does this a lot.
  • Catchphrase: "Adventure!"
  • Cleavage Window: Rare male example.
  • 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, and his pretended relationship with Mermista turns out to be that he is an Abhorrent Admirer. 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.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He's head over heels for Mermista and not shy about saying so, but his antics just drive her up the wall. That said, there have been a few hints that he's not as hopeless to her as she acts.
  • "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.
  • Large Ham: As evidenced by his...everything.
  • Odd Friendship: With Scorpia: they both bond over feeling underlooked and overshadowed, and form a genuine connection.
  • 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 now has Ship Tease with Mermista.
  • 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.
    Seahawk: No promises!
  • Ramming Always Works: His primary contribution in battle is to ram his flaming boat into the biggest target.

    Queen Angella 

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

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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.
  • 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 one, but in season two she barely appears. She's back in the limelight in a big way in season three.
  • Flight: Thanks to her wings, she can fly.
  • 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 three, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Eternia from being destroyed by Hordak's attempt to create a portal to his own dimension, via grabbing She-Ra's sword from the portal entrance. This 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. 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.
  • 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).
  • Light 'em Up: Like Glimmer, Angella derives her powers from the Moonstone.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 

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

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

The deceased husband of Angella, father of Glimmer and king of Bright Moon. He was a warrior king like his wife but died in battle a long time before the plot started.


  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Glimmer, as he died in battle when she was young.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One Degree of Separation: He studied under Shadow Weaver's former identity as Light Spinner.
  • 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.
  • 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 hairdo resembles that of an ancient Southeast Asian.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Castaspella 

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

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Glimmer's paternal aunt, 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.
  • 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 two show that it's the traditional crown of the Head Sorceress of Mystacor.
  • Homemade Sweater from Hell: She likes knitting them.
  • 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.

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