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Recap / She Ra And The Princesses Of Power S 4 E 05 Protocol

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A spore storm traps the Horde trainees in the Woods and traps Adora in the Crystal Castle, where a damaged Light Hope is forced to reboot herself.


  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Light Hope isn't as serious while rebooting.
  • Body Horror: After prolonged exposure to the spore storm, Lonnie, Kyle, and Rogelio are covered in chemical burns.
  • Bottle Episode: Two in one, with Adora and Light Hope trapped in the spire and Lonnie, Rogelio and Kyle trapped in the van.
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  • Calvinball: Kyle is clearly making up the game he suggests playing as he goes, which makes it particularly impressive that he still manages to lose.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Lonnie, Rogelio and Kyle, who get their own side plot and quite a bit of attention and development in this episode. Also for Light Hope, who has a much bigger role here than usual.
  • Epic Fail: "Kyle, did you just lose the game that you made up?"
  • Happier Home Movie: Light Hope finds a recording of Mara bringing flowers to her.
  • Lower-Deck Episode: The only episode in four seasons where Lonnie, Kyle and Rogelio are more than bit players.
  • Not the Intended Use: Light Hope chides Adora for trying to use her sword to pry the door open.
  • Plot-Driven Breakdown: A storm of highly corrosive spores traps Adora with Light Hope, and Lonnie with Rogelio and Kyle.
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  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: The Horde crew tries to decide who goes out to fix the transport using bot, shield, laser. Kyle gets stuck in a Logic Bomb when they beat each other in a circle. He then resorts to Calvinball.
  • The Un-Reveal: Light Hope is willing to answer all of Adora's questions, but is unable to because she hasn't loaded that information.
  • Twisting the Words: Clearly what Lonnie does for Rogelio at one point. When she appoints herself the leader, Rogelio shakes his head, makes a couple of indignant and protesting growls, and motions to himself instead. Not missing a beat, Lonnie tells Kyle: "See? Rogelio agrees!"
  • Wham Line: After Adora leaves, Light Hope watches the recording of Mara again.
    Light Hope: This memory should have been purged per directive of the Heart of Etheria Project. Permanently delete.


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