He-Man Opening Monologue

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

When I cited a recent article on rediscovering He-Man, I assumed that the text of the He-Man Opening Monologue would be all over the Net, but it was surprisingly hard to find. Even the ludicrously complete Wikipedia entry didn’t have it:

I am Adam, prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

This is Cringer, my fearless friend.

Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said, “By the power of Grayskull! I have the power!

Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat, and I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe!

Only three others share this secret — our friends, the Sorceress, Man-at-Arms, and Orko. Together we defend Castle Greyskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.


  1. Graham says:

    I must assume we are all aware that there is a critical theory/feminist critique of the implicit masculinist sexual metaphor at work here.

    It’s a good example for them to have chosen — once the postmodern mindset gets into one’s head it’s actually almost impossible not to see material like this in those terms, let alone let it be played straight the way it was for kids in more innocent days. What a world.

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