Despite all the prominence of his role is She-Ra's origin, as well as being her brother, He-Man was nowhere to be seen in the first season of Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. This didn't stop fans from hoping the character could show up in the second season, but as series producer and voice actress Noelle Stevenson has revealed, the Most Powerful Man in the Universe is "not really on the table" for the series. However, that doesn't rule him out in the future.
"It would be a challenge, I think, to bring He-Man to life in the present day. Even more so than She-Ra," Stevenson divulged to Inverse. "He's a very iconic character. It'd be a lot of fun to incorporate him into the world of She-Ra, but I don't know what my approach would be."
In the current series, Adora (Aimee Carrero) is not given the Sword of Protection by He-Man but instead finds the sword herself, while also learning the true evil of the Horde and turning on them. This was done to establish the character without relying on her connection to He-Man.
"It's sort of a dance of figuring out how to incorporate the larger lore of Masters of the Universe without needing to visit Eternia or see these very, very iconic characters appear," Stevenson continued. "Just letting it be about She-Ra's story and her being disconnected from where she came from, from her family or Eternia."
While it may take a while for He-Man and the other characters from the Masters of Universe series to appear, fans can still enjoy She-Ra and the Princesses of Power for what it is and still keep up hope that He-Man and She-Ra will cross paths at some point in the future.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, starring Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka, Marcus Scribner, Reshma Shetty, Lorraine Toussaint, Keston John, Lauren Ash, Christine Woods, Genesis Rodriguez, Jordan Fisher, Vella Lovell, Merit Leighton, Sandra Oh and Krystal Joy Brown, is now available on Netflix.