She-Ra sighs as she realises yet again she has to save He-Man (Picture: Filmation)
It was a fantasy battle that stretched from the far-away lands of Eternia and Etheria and into a million playgrounds.
So who would really win in a fight… He-Man or She-Ra?
The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon first appeared in 1983, while She-Ra got her own show, She-Ra: Princess of Power, in 1985, making this year her 30th anniversary.
In theory, the two cartoons were drawn along gender lines: if you were a boy, you liked He-Man; if you were a girl, you liked She-Ra.
But with the benefit of three decades of hindsight, it’s pretty clear that She-Ra was one of the coolest animated females of the 1980s, while her twin brother He-Man (Yes! They were twins!) was a muscle-bound dolt.
Here are the reasons why She-Ra was better than He-Man.
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