The Curse of the Spellstone is a first season episode of the animated television series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, produced in 1983. Written by Marc Scott Zicree, directed by Ed Friedman.
Skeletor and Evil-Lyn attack the Temple of the Fire People in order to gain possession of an artifact called the Spellstone. Evil-Lyn uses the artifact to enhance her dark magic and cause fierce storms that ravage the surface of Eternia. After deducing the villains' location, He-Man, Battle Cat, Stratos and Ram Man battle Skeletor and his Hover Robots at the temple, but are trapped underground in the process.
At the Royal Palace Evil-Lyn, disguised as an old woman, plays on the fears of the nearby villagers and tricks them into giving her possession of the Creeping Horak, the harshest of Eternian punishments. Telling the villagers that the royal family are to blame for the terrible storms, she uses the Horak to trap the king and queen; when used on the palace, the inexorable plantlike growth covers the walls. Man-At-Arms, Teela and Orko are also trapped inside, but nothing they do seems to work against the unstoppable Horak.
After fighting the Fire People and escaping the temple, He-Man and the others head back to the Palace, where they find Skeletor, Evil-Lyn and Trap Jaw. The Creeping Horak has nearly enveloped the entire Royal Palace, but He-Man manages to retrieve the Spellstone from the villains and uses its power to destroy the Horak, saving his friends. Faced with defeat once more, Skeletor makes his escape and the heroes send the Spellstone back to the Temple of The Fire People where it can be protected.
Man-at-Arms tells viewers to first consider whether any practical jokes they play on friends may cause accidental serious injury.
- Prince Adam
- Battle Cat
- Queen Marlena
- Ram Man
- King Randor
- John Erwin as He-Man/Prince Adam, Ram Man and King Helios
- Alan Oppenheimer as Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Battle Cat/Cringer
- Linda Gary as Teela, Evil-Lyn and Queen Marlena
- Lou Scheimer (credited as Erik Gunden) as Orko, Stratos, Trap Jaw, King Randor, Jaymar and Old Zak
- Jay Scheimer (uncredited) as Bran
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