She-Ra, the Princess of Power, and the Power of Princesses

Christ and Pop Culture | 1/11/2019 | Elizabeth Garn
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“Adora? Adora will you fight for the honor of Grayskull?”

The forest she was in is gone, replaced by the glowing runes of an ancient and yet strangely high-tech temple; the ethereal being before her speaks. Will she fight? Will she take up the sword she’s found and rescue the people of Etheria? And will she do it for the honor of Grayskull?

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Orphaned as a baby, Adora was raised by the evil Horde. She was taught, trained, and molded to rule Etheria as a Force Captain. She is a weapon in her own right. Until this point, her life has been neat, orderly, and planned. All of that changed, however, when she snuck out and found the sword of power. Now she is no longer simply Adora, she is She-Ra and she must lead the rebellion to stop Hordak from conquering the world.

She-Ra does an amazing job of presenting characters, especially female characters, as whole beings.

Child - Name - She-Ra - Show - Name

Any child of the 80s will recognize the name She-Ra. Not that we all watched the show, but most of us know the name and probably even know she was the sword-wielding princess of power and the sister of He-Man. The original television series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, was released in 1985, and while it ran for only two seasons, it cranked out a whopping 93 episodes and a whole host of toys. In fact, the show itself was entirely created to promote a toy line by Mattel. She-Ra, with her white mini-dress, winged helmet, and unicorn steed was a pop-culture icon of the day.

In November of 2018, Netflix released their much-anticipated reboot of the show. It was the latest in a line of nostalgic remakes introducing the kids of today to characters from years past. She-Ra, however, is different than most of these re-releases. While...
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