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Mortella is a minor villain character from the 1985 animated series She-Ra: Princess of Power.

She-Ra: Princess of Power

Some years before Adora defected from the Evil Horde to join the Great Rebellion, Castaspella was dethroned by the evil Mortella, whose powers came from a magic fire lit inside Castle Mystacor. As long as the fire burned high, Mortella's powers were at their peak. She conjured up a small legion of Magic Knights out of the flames to do her bidding and put a spell on Castaspella that transformed her into an elderly woman, greatly diminishing her magical powers.

Under Mortella's rule, Mystacor became a dark and foreboding place. Castaspella was banished to the Dark Forest, where she was allowed to gather magical powders and herbs for Mortella and bring these to Mystacor to receive a meager payment. However, Castaspella was not allowed to leave the forest, for Mortella had grown so powerful that she would always be able to find her again.

The Magic Knights captured Bow and Adora, whom Mortella wanted to use as slaves and ordered to make sure her flames did not burn low. Having met and been helped by the two Rebels earlier, Castaspella took it upon herself to free them. When She-Ra appeared and easily began to defeat Mortella's Knights, Castaspella grabbed her chance to confront her old adversary to put an end to her evil reign. She-Ra then used the water from the lake around Mystacor to douse the magic flames. With her source of power gone, Mortella disappeared and Castaspella regained her true form and rightful place as ruler of Mystacor.

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