Entrapdak is still subtext, they didn't confirm it
Y’all can’t be seeing that entire arc and say they ain’t canonically in love. Season 3 and 4 already have huge evidence for it but like we can dive here too.
How about the first time we see Entrapta having a chance to see a dormant clone she immediately goes to it to check if it’s Hordak? She’s in a genelab of some kind, the tech here is amazing, and she’s immediately ignored it to check on this clone.
We learn she recovered the LUVD Crystal and has had it on her person this whole time just in case she finds Hordak and he needs it. She’s carrying it with her because she cares about him, she worries about him, she wants to help him.
She just so desperately wants it to be him, to see him again and for him to see her.
Of course this is Wrong Hordak, which leads to another very important reveal.
Entrapta has been keeping a list. We can infer she’s been watching the clones to try and determine which one is Hordak. This is an active tally in her mind, something she’s been doing. Entrapta isn’t really one to pine, she’s one to work, and this is her working in regards to Hordak.
On Hordak’s side?
Entrapta loses the crystal on Prime’s Ship, and Hordak finds it. Hordak has been reset but he sees it and immediately remembers her, at least her name. His affections for her are strong enough he instantly begins to break control.
Other times we see a solid break of control like this are on chipped people, notably Catra and Spinnerella who break Prime’s grip through their love. This continues too. Hordak continues to have scenes holding and pondering the crystal, and when Prime has him help retrieve memories from an old body we get the scene of Hordak retrieving his own memories.
Notably he takes a risk, while Prime is distracted he lets himself dive into his own mind.
And very notably gets this flashback at the end of the sequence.
Let’s zoom forward to Failsafe, back on Etheria. To their ENCOUNTER. Hordak finds her, asks her what she is doing here. Then sees her and...
He recognizes her.
Entrapta does THIS, and then...
This is a CLASSIC trope right here. Character who isn’t supposed to feel things falls in love and drops that “What have you done to me?”
Entrapta takes his hand. A gentle touch between them as they found each other again.
As Swift Wind pulls her away the last thing she does is remind him his Imperfections are Beautiful, he’s Beautiful. She knows he’s out there, he recognizes her. She knows he’ll come back to her. There’s faith there, and Entrapta normally isn’t really one for that.
And that night.
While everyone else is asleep she pulls up an image of him, just to look at it.
And then, and THEN. The real OOMF moment to it all. Entrapta is captured, Hordak is her primary guard here.
Instantly he is upset to see her upset, and when ordered to kill her later.
He breaks free. He reclaims himself to protect her, to save her. Just as she’s saved him.
He looks back at her, gentle and kind, and dare I say loving?
Entrapta confirms she simply believed in him, in his ability to overcome.
Then Prime does his space demon possession thing, and She-Ra purifies Hordak.
Like do I even need commentary for this?
This is a love arc. It’s really really blatant. They don’t kiss, they don’t say the words love but also its Entrapta and Hordak. That’s not really how they are? That’s part of the beauty of it too. They clearly, very clearly, love each other and it’s in their own way.
tl;dr did you watch the show?
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