Evilseed is the name of an evil character from the Masters of the Universe series.
In the 1980s cartoon, Evilseed gives the farmers seeds that eventually grew into vines and cause the Dam of the Ancients to break enough to flood the Fertile Plains. Luckily, He-Man rescues the farmers there. When a farmer describes the culprit, Skeletor is the suspect and soon the Royal Palace is covered with vines and its inhabitants are all taken prisoner. When it is discovered that it is not Skeletor, Evilseed makes himself known. Skeletor and He-Man have to work together to defeat him, as He-Man creates a giant ice ball from Ice Mountain and Skeletor destroys it, thus defeating Evilseed.
Evilseed, only appearing in the episode named after himself, was never made in Mattel's accompanying toy line.
Evilseed appears in the 2002 cartoon where he is an enemy of Moss Man.
He is first seen imprisoned in the Root Cellar when Orko stumbles into it looking for Moss Man to help the Royal Palace's garden. He tricks Orko into thinking he is Moss Man and gives him seeds that eventually create vines that capture everyone in the Royal Palace and frees Evilseed. With the Masters, King Randor, and Queen Marlena as captives, Evilseed begins his revenge on them for gorging plant life. When the real Moss Man appears at the Royal Palace's garden, Orko learns that Evilseed gave him those seeds. When they go to free the captives, Orko unwittingly reveals the power within Castle Grayskull and Evilseed ventures there with He-Man and Moss Man in pursuit. He-Man and Battle Cat battle one of Evilseed's evil plant monsters and win as Evilseed is imprisoned again.
Later on, Skeletor frees Evilseed to join his Council of Evil where Evilseed uses a dangerous underwater plant to capture Ram-Man and Man-E-Faces. When He-Man goes to rescue the captive Masters and defeat the three giants, he is ambushed by Evilseed whose vines strangle him and Battle-Cat, and Count Marzo turns the vines to stone. When it comes to the battle at Castle Grayskull, the Masters are freed by Moss Man and Evilseed flees.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (classic cartoon)
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)