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Masters of the Universe (commonly abbreviated MOTU and sometimes referred to as the He-Man or She-Ra series, after its lead heroes) is a sword and sorcery-themed media franchise created by Mattel. The main premise revolves around the conflict between He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe and alter ego of Prince Adam), against the sorcerer Skeletor (formerly Prince Keldor, Adam's paternal uncle) on the planet Eternia, with a vast lineup of supporting characters in a hybrid setting of medieval sword and sorcery and sci-fi technology. A follow-up series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, features He-Man's sister She-Ra (the most powerful woman in the universe and alter ego of Princess Adora) and her rebellion against The Horde on the planet Etheria. Since its initial launch, the franchise has spawned a variety of products, including multiple lines of action figures, five animated television series, several comic series, video games, books and magazines, a daily newspaper comic strip, and two feature films (one animated, one live action).
He-Man and the accompanying Masters of the Universe franchise would make their debut in 1982 with Mattel's release of the original "Masters of the Universe" 5.5-inch action-figure toy line. Masters of the Universe, often abbreviated as MOTU, would begin its mythos through the minicomics that accompanied the toys throughout the 1980s. These initial mini comics were soon followed by several children's books and issues of DC Comics. However, the Masters of the Universe franchise would become best known through Filmation's groundbreaking He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Debuting in the fall of 1983, the Filmation series ran 130 episodes over two seasons until November 1985.