Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that She-Ra is one of the rare animated kids' action series with a female at the center of the story. As such, it will thrill parents hoping to show kids that girls can do anything. Those parents will also notice that many of the female characters on She-Ra are the wisest and most powerful, while males are often minor characters or villains. Each episode centers on a positive social lesson such as the benefits of generosity. Like the cartoon from which She-Ra spun off, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the entire show was created to drive sales of Mattel action figures, a consumer link that may concern some. Unlike He-Man, the violence is toned down here and the overall level of tension is ratcheted down.
Very mild mentions of romance and marriage may occasionally occur; She-Ra's costume is rather skimpy.
There is conflict and battle in each episode, but She-Ra often attempts to use reason instead of physical violence, and uses methods like trapping instead of hand-to-hand combat.
The bad guys on the show occasionally call each other names: "You bumbling boob!" The show's heroes are unfailingly courteous and kind to each other.
Positive messages like "it is better to give than receive" are the center of storylines, and are underlined by recaps at the end of each episode.
During its heyday two decades ago, the show was tied to an extensive merchandising line of clothing, games, toys, and accessories by Mattel, though there's little fear (or hope) of finding them on store shelves today.
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