Based on Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line, Filmation produces the American animated television program He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. One of the most watched animated programs of the 1980s was the program, also known as He-Man. As you know, He-Man is an iconic 1980s cartoon. But you might not realize the enormous cast of characters accompanying Him on his many adventures. We’ve put together our list of the top 50 He-Man characters for your perusing pleasure.
Table of Contents
- 1. He-Man / Prince Adam
- 2. Battle Cat / Cringer
- 3. Skeletor / Prince Keldor
- 4. The Sorceress / Teela Na
- 5. Evil-Lyn
- 6. Man-At-Arms / Duncan
- 7. Beast Man
- 8. Orko
- 9. Teela
- 10. King Randor
- 11. Stratos
- 12. Clamp Champ
- 13. Man-E-Faces
- 14. She-Ra / Princess Adora
- 15. Ram Man
- 16. Zodiac
- 17. Hordak
- 18. Trap Jaw
- 19. Tri Klops
- 20. Mer-Man
- 21. Clawful
- 22. Scare Glow
- 23. King Hiss
- 24. Queen Marlena
- 25. Kobra Khan
- 26. Fisto
- 27. Sy-Klone
- 28. Hydron
- 29. Two Bad
- 30. Faker
- 31. Mantenna
- 32. Slush Head
- 33. Flogg
- 34. He-Ro
- 35. Wun-Dar
- 36. Flipshot
- 37. Council of Elders
- 38. Grizzlor
- 39. Leech
- 40. Rattler
- 41. Kayo
- 42. Buzz-Off
- 43. Extender
- 44. Stridor
- 45. Gwildor
- 46. Rio Blast
- 47. Mekaneck
- 48. Meteors
- 49. Moss Man
- 50. Roboto
1. He-Man / Prince Adam
The twin brother of Princess Adora and a member of the Masters of the Universe cast is Prince Adam. He-Man, the star of the series, is he alter ego. Adam appears to the Eternian court to be a carefree and worry-free prince. Many people view him as a coward, most notably his father, King Randor, and Teela, the leader of the Royal Guard. This prevalent misunderstanding of Prince Adam is because anytime trouble in Eternia occurs, Prince Adam manages to flee to stealthily become He-Man, the most powerful being in the Universe. Prince Adam can defeat any foe threatening the Eternian throne or Castle Grayskull once he transforms into He-Man.
2. Battle Cat / Cringer
A fictional big cat named Cringer appears in the Masters of the Universe series. Prince Adam’s cat buddy has striped fur comparable to a tiger’s (but his species is unknown). When Adam becomes He-Man, he transforms Cringer into the much bigger and more powerful Battle Cat, mainly used as his riding horse.
3. Skeletor / Prince Keldor
The main antagonist is the former Prince of Eternos and star of the Netflix series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Skeletor. His fiercest adversaries are He-Man, Prince Adam, and the Masters of the Universe. The mature Keldor had blue eyes, a mustache, and a goatee. He was brown with short brown hair. He appeared to be in his early to late 40s.
4. The Sorceress / Teela Na
Teela Na, also known as The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull, is a made-up superhero from the Masters of the Universe series. The He-Man and the Power Sword minicomic is where the Sorceress first makes an appearance. With green skin and cobra-themed armor, this form is occasionally depicted in later media as Teela. According to later representations, the Sorceress grants He-Man his abilities in this tale.
The supervillain Evil-Lyn appears in the Netflix movie He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. A wicked witch who serves as Skeletor’s deputy and uses her black magic to his advantage. Although she readily acknowledges that she lacks Skeletor’s strength, she is far more intelligent than the other Skeletacor followers. She readily states that she aspires to usurp her master’s authority and rule over Eternia herself.
6. Man-At-Arms / Duncan
Duncan, a character from the Masters of the Universe series, goes by the moniker Man-At-Arms. A Man-at-Arms’ duty in the government of Eternia was to give military and law enforcement advice to the planetary monarch in charge and the Royal Guard. Man-At-Arms is portrayed somewhat differently in the early minicomics. Since there was no royal family then, his appearance was more in keeping with the toy.
7. Beast Man
The brutal right-hand man of Skeletor, Beast Man, is a figure from the famous toy line and animated television series Masters of the Universe. He possesses great power and control over a variety of wild animals.
In the early 1980s, Mattel designed the first seven characters for the Masters of the Universe toy line. One of the first four characters to be completed and released was Beast Man (the other three being He-Man, Man-At-Arms, and Skeletor).
A made-up character from the Masters of the Universe series is named Oracle. Orko, a sorcerer and the last of his kind, made his television debut Filmation series He-Man, the Masters of the Universe from the 1980s. He later had prominent cameos in episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power, the show’s direct spinoff, and the 2002 remake of the original series.
A made-up superheroine from the Masters of the Universe series is named Teela. As the Royal Guard’s Captain in the Eternos Palace, she protects and instructs Prince Adam of Eternia. Teela frequently helps Adam in his struggles while he is He-Man, but she is unaware of his other identity. Although until the second wave of the first wave, she was one of the earliest characters created for Masters of the Universe.
10. King Randor
King Randor is the name of a character from the Masters of the Universe television series from the 1980s. King Miro, the character’s original name, was revealed to be King Randor’s long-lost father in the Filmation animated series. Randor, the planet’s ruler and head of Eternia’s government, is a direct descendant of King Grayskull.
The Bird People of Avion, who can fly and have other birdlike traits, are led by Stratos. He-Man has tight ties to the Bird People, and Stratos is one of his most dependable fighters. Stratos is a valuable spy for the Heroic Warriors thanks to his acute, birdlike eyes, flight power, and aerial acrobatic abilities.
12. Clamp Champ
Clamp Champ is a fictitious character from the well-known He is a Heroic Warriors member and is armed with a deadly clamp that can impale any adversary, a potent clamp weapon that can impale any foe. He is a master of stealth with super-senses of hearing and sight, and as the master of capture, he has the physical strength required to operate the clamp. The single black figure in Mattel’s initial Masters of the Universe toy line, Clamp Champ, is noteworthy.
His commanding blue metal head makes him stand out as a member of the Heroic Warriors. His recognizable blue metal skull helps him stand out as a member of the Heroic Warriors, with a screen-like opening on which his face may be seen. He can transform his regular human face into a monster and robot face. Throughout various media, he employs his visage for a variety of objectives.
14. She-Ra / Princess Adora
In the Masters of the Universe series, a fictional figure named Princess Adora appears. She is Prince Adam’s twin sister and She-alter Ra’s alter ego. Soon after the twins were born, Hordak planned to abduct them. Hordak and the young Adora fled to Etheria through a space corridor when Man-at-Arms discovered Hordak as he was about to take the kids. She was later brought up by Shadow Weaver and joined the Evil Horde as a Force Captain.
15. Ram Man
Ram Man, who belongs to the Heroic Warriors, is distinguished by his hefty build, spring-like legs, and flat-topped metal helmet. His special power is to use his incredibly hard helmet to knock down opponents or barriers, earning him the nickname “human battering ram” from Mattel. It appears improbable that Ram-Man could do his feats with only human power. He might have supernatural enhancements like He-Man or cybernetic modifications like Trap-Jaw. He never fully reveals the nature of his talent.
In the mythology of the Masters of the Universe, Zodiac is a mysterious cosmic enforcer. The figure is typically portrayed as impartial in the conflict between good and evil. His character has been inconsistent throughout multiple continuities due to the challenge of expressing such subtlety in a children’s toy line.
A made-up character in the Masters of the Universe universe is named Hordak. He is the commander of the Evil Horde, a horde of ferocious Demonic soldiers; the majority proudly display the red bat logo on their chests as a sign of allegiance. He was Skeletor’s former teacher and one of the series’ key antagonists. Most story media claim that before starting his conquest of the planet Eternia, Skeletor betrayed Hordak and imprisoned him in another reality.
18. Trap Jaw
Trap Jaw’s characters are in the well-known Masters of the Universe toy line and the animated program He-Man, and the Universe’s Masters. He is a cyborg with a deadly bite and a mechanical jaw and is a member of the Evil Warriors. He also has a robotic arm that he can use to mount a variety of weapons. Additionally, his helmet contains a loop he can use to glide down wires.
19. Tri Klops
Tri-Klops is a character from the corresponding animated series produced by Filmation and Mike Young Productions, in addition to Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line. He-Man and the other heroes of Eternia are at odds with him since he is Skeletor’s wicked servant. Three prosthetic eyes, each with a unique form of vision, are fixed to a spinning visor helmet he wears.
Mer-Man is a made-up character from the animated television series The Masters of the Universe, produced by Mattel. The Mer-Man playset is in Mattel’s initial run of Masters of the Universe action figures, which were available in 1981–1982. The persona was intended to be Skeletor’s second-most visible minion after Beast Man.
The Universe’s Masters of He-Man, a cartoon along with the iconic Masters of the Universe toy line, features the character Clawful. A human-crab or lobster crossbreed, Clawful is a member of Skeletor’s Evil Warriors and possesses huge, razor-sharp claws that can crush his foes to death. His right claw has a more extensive profile in most media, giving it a more powerful grip.
22. Scare Glow
A ghost named Scare Glow works for Skeletor. His bones give forth a powerful radiance that may frighten even the most courageous foes. He is a skeletal ghost fighter with a solid yet translucent body. He holds the Scythe of Doom and has a long purple cape.
23. King Hiss
The Masters of the Universe franchise features King Hiss, often spelled King Hssss. He was one of He-most Man’s formidable adversaries and the evil head of the Snake Men. Even though he never makes an appearance in the Filmation animated series’ initial run, which had ended by the time the figure was made available. It was resurrected in 2002 by Mike Young Productions under He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; Hiss makes a tardy animated debut, this time as the main antagonist of the second season.
24. Queen Marlena
King Randor, the monarch of Eternia, gets wed to Queen Marlena. Even though Randor is the absolute monarch and the last word in matters of Eternian law, she has almost the same power as her husband over the realm. The queen was Marlena Glenn when she was born on Earth, where she excelled as a pilot, even as a little girl. Marlena discovered astronautics in college and did well in that discipline as well.
25. Kobra Khan
THe-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a companion animated series to the well-known Masters of the Universe toy line, included the fictitious figure, Kobra Khan. He belongs to the Evil Warriors and looks like a cross between a man and a cobra. He can spray his opponent with a “sleep mist” from his hood, knocking them out cold. Although he is frequently depicted as a part of Skeletor’s evil squad, King Hssss of the Snake Men and Skeletor share his loyalty.
A made-up character in the well-known Masters of the Universe series is named Fisto. Fisto is a mighty warrior with reddish-brown hair, a beard, and a giant metal fist on his right hand. This makes him stand out from other warriors. It is unclear in the character’s original continuity if Fisto’s metal hand is a prosthetic attachment or some sort of detachable gauntlet. Fisto’s hand is synthetic and significantly larger in the 2002 continuity. His fist can break through rock and other solid objects in both versions and deal more damage to an opponent than a single blow.
Sy-Klone is a made-up character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. Sy-Klone is a blue-skinned cyborg member of the Heroic Warriors and can spin extremely quickly and create a whirlwind. Additionally, he can spin various body parts separately. He was initially referred to as the “Heroic fist-flinging tornado” by Mattel.
Character from The New Adventures of He-Man from 1990, Hydron is an action figure from the Mattel He-Man toy line. The Galactic Guardians are from Primus, and Hydron is their Captain. In the minicomic “The New Adventure,” Hydron makes his debut alongside Flipshot as they search for He-Man in Eternia. They are duped into thinking Skeletor is He-Man by him and forces them to siphon power from Castle Grayskull into their ship, but Prince Adam enters the ship, transforms into He-Man, and tells the Galactic Guardians the truth.
29. Two Bad
Two-Bad appears in the popular toy line and associated cartoon series He-Man and the Universe’s Masters. Two-Bad is a two-headed Evil Warrior who, in essence, combines the bodies of two different creatures. His left half is a purple, scaly creature with an eyebrow-like yellow ring on his forehead, while his right half is a blue creature. His two heads have a habit of always bickering with each other. The character’s name is a pun on the word “too Bad.”
Faker is a fictional character from the wildly popular Masters of the Universe toy line and the popular animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He is a criminal He-Man impersonator who works for Skeletor, the antagonist.
Mantenna is a made-up character from She-Ra: Princess of Power, an animated television program. He belongs to the Evil Horde, the antagonistic group from the Masters of the Universe series. He is an insect-like being with four legs and antenna-like eyes.
32. Slush Head
Under Flogg’s command, Slush Head, also known as Kalamarr, was a mutant enforcer. Despite his general incompetence, Slush Head is Flogg’s second in command and co-pilot of the Mutant Mothership. One of Flogg’s mutant goons was Slush Head. He frequently engaged in debate with Optikk, another mutant. Skeletor quickly took over control of him. Flip shot captured Slush Head and Optikk using the Bolajet’s weapon after Skeletor dispatched them to wield the Terrorclaw against He-Man and Kayo.
A fictitious character in the Masters of the Universe series is named Flogg, also known as Brakk. He is the leader of the planet Denebria’s Evil Mutants. The Terrorclaw, the commander of the Mutants, was about to be used by Flogg to assault Primus when Skeletor came and started attacking his henchmen. Due to his apparent superior intelligence to his dimwitted henchmen Slushhead and Optikk, Skeletor ousted Flogg and made him his humiliated second in command.
He-Ro is the name of two fictional characters from the Masters of the Universe franchise connected to the main character He-Man. Until 2009, when the original He-Ro figure was finally published as a part of the range of Masters of the Universe Classics, both had only reached the “prototype stage.”
Wun-Dar is a member of the Masters of the Universe Classics toy series. He is a recolor or variety of He-Man with brown hair, a brown loincloth, a black belt, and black boots. He carries a brown loaf of bread, a black and silver power sword, a black and silver half-power sword, and black and silver Zodiac armor.
Flipshot, also known as Icarius, is a character from the 1990 animated series The New Adventures of He-Man and an action figure from the Mattel He-Man toy line. Flip shot first appears in the minicomic The New Adventure, where he, Captain Hydron, and He-Man are looking for each other in Eternia. When Skeletor tricks them into thinking he is the good force they are looking for and forces them to steal power from Castle Grayskull into their ship. However, Prince Adam shows up on the ship, transforms into He-Man, and tells the Galactic Guardians the truth.
37. Council of Elders
The Elders were members of King Grayskull’s Court, who ruled his realm from Castle Grayskull and originated from a previous era in Eternian history. They were there when King Grayskull engaged in battle with the Evil Horde and later the evil Snake Men. Hordak mortally wounded King Grayskull in the second battle, but not before he had exiled the sorcerer to the realm of Despondos.
Grizzlor is a character from Mattel’s well-known Masters of the Universe toy series. The Evil Horde is represented by the savage, hairy man-beast, Grizzlor. He assaults his opponents with the might of his physical strength and is coated in thick brown fur and razor-sharp claws.
Leech is a made-up character from Mattel’s well-known Masters of the Universe toy line. He is an amphibian-like creature with green skin, a massive physique, and suction pads on his hands, feet, and mouth, and he is a member of the Evil Horde. His primary ability—the ability to suck and drain the life force from his adversary and leave them defenseless against him—is made possible by these suction pads.
In the Masters of the Universe series, there is a fictional character named Rattler. He represents the Snake Men. He first appears in the MOTU minicomic “King of the Snake Men,” as King Hiss summons him and Tung Lashor from another dimension. When they first come, Kobra Khan declares they “are from the Evil Horde on Etheria!” but the two Snake Men immediately swear loyalty to King Hiss, their previous king.
Kayo, sometimes known as Tartarus, is a character from the 1990 anime series The New Adventures of He-Man and an action figure from the Mattel He-Man toy line. Brave space fighter and pilot from the Terra sector of the Tri-Solar System’s planet Primus. He has a devastating knockout punch and an Energy Bazooka, which make him unstoppable in combat. As a result, when a situation calls for it, Kayo is the one to pilot the Astrosub on a dangerous expedition to locate the enemy’s base.
Buzz-Off is a made-up character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He is a humanoid bee from the Mystic Mountains-based Bee People species. The Bee People are referred to as Andreenids in the 2002 television series.
The extender is a member of the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He is a cyborg fighter member of the Heroic Warriors, although, at first glance, he looks to be a typical knight in silver armor with his face covered by a visor. He can mechanically expand his limbs, waist, and neck to excessive dimensions, so when he is at full height, he towers over his opponent and becomes invincible.
The Heroic Warriors’ mount is a cybernetic horse named Stridor. Fisto is carried by Stridor in the minicomic The Clash of Arms while they patrol the boundaries. Stridor brings He-Man to the Circle of Doom, saving Fisto from Whiplash when he is forced to battle for his life in the Circle of Doom after being captured by the Evil Warriors.
Gwildor is a made-up character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He first appeared in the 1987 live-action movie version of the series. Gwildor belongs to the Thenurians, a race that resembles dwarves. He is well-known across Eternia as a renowned inventor and locksmith who is most known for his most famous invention, the Cosmic Key, a mechanical tool that can transport its user anywhere in space and time.
46. Rio Blast
Rio Blast is a made-up character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He belongs to the brave warriors, a cowboy warrior with a collection of laser cannons and blasters concealed in his knees and chest that he uses to surprise his foes. He also has a pack of laser blasters on his back, which he can pull over his head to form a one-man laser blaster army.
Mekaneck is a made-up character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He is one of the brave fighters, a cowboy warrior with a collection of laser cannons and blasters concealed in his knees and chest to surprise his foes. He also has a pack of laser blasters on his back, which he can pull over his head to form a one-man laser blaster army.
a range of toys called Masters of the Universe, Mattel produced eye orbs as morphing meteors in the United States. Eye orbs were originally a Japanese toy line of transforming eggs from Bandai called Tamagoras.
The Meteors mostly appeared very infrequently in the franchise literature because the Masters of the Universe had, by that point, reached its zenith. Only Comet Cat and Dinosorb, two Meteorbs, appeared in the She-Ra episode “Assault on the Hive.”
49. Moss Man
Moss Man is a character from the well-known Masters of the Universe series. He is composed of moss, as his name suggests, and can blend in with foliage and other greenery while influencing all plant life. He coexists peacefully with the wildlife and flora in the evergreen forest where he dwells.
A fictitious character in the well-known Masters of the Universe series is named Roboto. Roboto is unique as a member of the Heroic Warriors since he is the only mechanical warrior among them. His metal body renders him painless and enables him to withstand many attacks that would harm a typical warrior. He is also extremely brilliant due to his computer brain. His right hand is a mechanical claw for an axe or a laser rifle, and his transparent body allows you to examine his inner workings.