If I had a nickel for every time an animated show full of LGBTQ+ representation had a manipulative, power-hungry piece-of-shit who got a messed-up face thanks to a horrific accident involving magic and who had a toxic relationship with a second-in-command who ends up turning against them to aid the rebellion...
“What was it like to kill Horde Prime?” one small child asks, eyes wide.
Adora smiles knowingly. She’s heard this question a few times over the years.
“It wasn’t exactly like that,” she explains. “Oh, I thought I wanted to kill him. I even thought I was going to enjoy it. But he wasn’t the kind of evil that can be stopped that way.”
The young fans around her lean in. “So what did you do?”
Adora looks across the anniversary celebration ballroom. Catra and Hordak are chatting pleasantly over canapés. Spinnerella has Scorpia and Mermista enthralled with another emotional story. Micah stands with Glimmer, beaming, while the other princesses dance and laugh and relax.
“I used She-Ra to heal the people he had harmed. And that destroyed him. When he couldn't hurt anyone anymore, there wasn’t anything left of him.”
Adora taps her temple. “Prime was like a sickness. And he had more than one body. He isn’t gone because we killed him, he’s gone because we made a place where he couldn’t exist.”
“Yes. But also with love, and kindness, and bravery. Those are the things that really make us strong.”
So it’s been 2 (two) whole years since the show ended huh? But even so people keep making so much cool fanart and you could tell it’s left a real lasting impression on people. I know it for has for me.