That 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' Finale Left Us Nervous for He-Man

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The last time He-Man had his own TV show, Netflix hadn’t even entered the mighty realm of streaming. Now, almost two decades later, Masters of the Universe: Revelation is here and introducing a whole new generation of fans (and their nostalgic parents, of course) to the muscled hero and his friends (with an awesome new voice cast). The first five episodes dropped on July 23, and the next five will drop later this year.

For those who need a refresher from the lore of the 2002 show, He-Man is the superhero moniker for Prince Adam, heir to the Kingdom of Eternia throne. Adam can only invoke He-Man’s strength with the Sword of Power, given to him by the Sorceress, who lives in Castle Grayskull, the key to all the magic in Eternia. Whew, got all that? Good. Because there’s more.

As in previous iterations, He-Man’s main archenemy is Skeletor (voiced here by Mark Hamill), a ripped skeleton guy who’s sole calling in life is to gain the hidden magical knowledge of Castle Grayskull, which will make him a Master of the Universe. One of his allies is Evil-Lyn (voiced by Lena Headey), a powerful sorceress rivaling the Sorceress.

At the beginning of Revelation, Adam sacrifices himself to stop Skeletor, who’s about to gain Castle Grayskull’s knowledge. However, with his death, he destroys the Sword of Power and eliminates magic from Eternia. Now, Adam’s remaining friends and family have to band together to repair the sword and if they can, revive Adam. There are other enemies, a strange techno-cult, and interpersonal relationships, but that’s the gist. Ready? Here’s your part one finale breakdown.

Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX
Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX

What Happened at the end of Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 1?

In the fifth episode, “The Forge at the Forest of Forever,” Teela and the others find Adam in Preternia, the Eternia version of Heaven for revered warriors. After laying their friend Orko to rest, (he helped them get out of the Eternia version of Hell), Teela and Adam go off to talk. Teela’s partner Andra, Roboto, and Evil-Lyn go to reanimate the Sword of Power. Roboto sacrifices himself to reforge the sword.

During their conversation, Teela and Adam are interrupted by a group of warriors in the middle of the hunt. They lead them to King Grayskull, who sacrificed himself long ago and transferred his magic to the Sword of Power. They meet back up with the rest of the group, who open a portal to Eternia, the land of the living. As Teela prepares to leave, Adam says he’ll go with her, although Grayskull warns Adam if he leaves Preternia, he can never return. His sacrifice only got him a once-in-a-lifetime ticket to heaven.

"There were champions before you, Adam," He-Ro, another warrior advises. "And there will be champions after. Lay the burden down."

Still, Adam decides to go.

The group lands right in front of Castle Grayskull, along with Skeletor’s former army, who want to take Castle Grayskull’s power for themselves. The gang runs to the forest beneath the castle and with the sword back in Eternia, magic begins to return to Castle Grayskull.

Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX
Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX

As the group basks in the return of the vibrant foliage, Evil-Lyn feels a rustling in her bag. She opens it, and the floating skull of Skeletor appears. Slowly, his body reforms as a result of magic returning. It seems that when the magic left, it suspended Skeletor’s life, and now that it’s returned, he has as well. As Adam begins to invoke the Sword of Power and turn back into He-Man, Skeletor interrupts him with a stab in the back. He takes the sword from Adam and uses it to obtain the knowledge he’s desperately been seeking all these years.

As for Adam, his fate is still unknown. So now, it's up to Teela and his friends once again to stop Skeletor and save Eternia. By the power of Grayskull!

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