@Wilycub yes the Anointment Trials were great for not depending on the sword. The Problem with Power and even The Dragons Gift really didn't need Adam to become He-Man. I believe in one episode She-Ra's sword even turned into a space helmet. The lack of characters was a real problem. Characters like Ram-Man Mossman, Meckaneck, Buzz-Off, Fisto, Sy-Klone, Man-E-Faces, Zodak and Roboto should have been featured in a lot more episodes. Of the several episodes I seen growing up the only heroic characters aside from the regular characters I seen were Meckaneck, Buzz-Off and Ram-Man. Some others I think we're in the Christmas special but if I recall correctly it was just a brief blink and you miss it background appearance. In the New Adventures and the 2003 series they featured a bigger cast in almost every episode. She-Ra also featured a lot more characters. It is strange Mattel didn't want the characters featured more regularly in the Filmation cartoon when the toys were so easily available. Ironically it was the opposite that led to the the failure of the 2003 cartoon and toyline. The cartoon featured lots of heroes and villains in nearly every episode yet Mattel's poor distribution and marketing tactic made it nearly impossible to find any character aside from the multiple variants of He-Man and Skeletor. There was over 10+ variants for both He-Man and Skeletor such as battle sound, samurai, martial arts, jungle attack wolf armour, bat armour, mech gear, ice armour, fire armour, snake Hunter etc. Mattel made collecting the 2003 action figures like an Indiana Jones quest.