He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) s01e13 Episode Script

Evil-Lyn's Plot

1 [dramatic music.]
I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
This is Cringer, my fearless friend.
Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said, "By the power of Grayskull!" [chorus.]
He-Man I have the power! [roaring.]
Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat, and I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
Only three others share this secret: our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms, and Orko.
Together we defend Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.
[lighthearted music.]
Squinch! Who goes there? Put that pig-sticker down before you hurt someone! Oh, sorry, Kando.
You're here to guard the fort, not play games! Uh, yes, sir, sir! All's well up here, huh? Oh, shucks, it's quieter than a flea's hiccup.
Well, with what we're guarding in our mines, we can't be too careful.
[Panthor snarling.]
Ah, the Widget's Fortress.
Once I break in, I'll get what I need to finish He-Man once and for all.
[ominous music.]
Forward, my lackeys, in the name of destruction! [engine humming.]
[light-hearted music.]
Hi, Squinch! Oh, hello there, Laura.
What are you doing up here? You are my boyfriend, remember? I thought you might be lonesome all by yourself.
Ah, I don't have time to get lonesome.
No, indeedy, no.
A guard's gotta be on his toes all the time, always ready to react to the least little sound.
[Panthor roars.]
Ahh! It's a whole gang of monsters! [ominous music.]
With Skeletor in the lead! Oh, Skeletor? Oh, yikes.
We gotta do something like [stammering.]
- Like sounding the alarm? - Yes, like sounding the alarm.
[indistinct chatter.]
[alarm bell rings.]
[engines whoosh.]
[dramatic music.]
[creatures snarling.]
Oh, here they come! What are we gonna do? This grease will slow them down.
[both shouting and gurgling.]
Hey, pretty slick work there, Lara.
Squinch, don't just stand there.
They'll try the south wall next.
I'll get 'em.
Oh! Hi [laughs nervously.]
Nice kitty-kitty.
Witless fools! Do I have to do everything for you? [zapping.]
Skeletor's breaking through! Our only hope is to alert our old friend He-Man.
I pray he sees our signal.
[shimmering tone.]
[heroic music.]
Well, it's good to get out of the palace now and then, right, Cringer? [yawns.]
All this exercise is making me sleepy.
Well, just be thankful you don't have to work as hard as that slotto.
Come on, boy.
You can make it.
Oh, no! [dramatic music.]
Uh-oh! No time to rest now, cat.
By the power of Grayskull! [dramatic music.]
He-Man [chorus.]
He-Man I have the power! [roaring.]
He-Man [chorus.]
He-Man Did you lose something? He-Man! [chorus.]
He-Man There you go, fella.
Good as new.
Thanks, He-Man.
I don't know what we would have done without you.
I'm glad I could help.
Have a safe trip.
Keep a sharp lookout, cat.
We might find others who need our help today.
I see something already.
That's the Widgets' signal.
They only use that in the worst emergencies.
To Widget Woods! Hurry! [roars.]
Victory! Now get in there, you two! [tense music.]
Line up, little friends.
Our master wants a word with you.
Kando, step forward.
Skeletor has come for you.
You have no business here.
You go away and leave us alone.
I shall, little commander.
As soon as you give me your Coridite.
Coridite? Never! Very well perhaps my pet, Panthor, will put you in a more reasonable state of mind.
Let's see you pick on someone your own size, skull-face.
- He-Man! - He-Man! Stop him, you fools! [growling.]
He-Man [creature growling.]
He-Man So, you wanna play snap-the-whip, eh? [pained yelling.]
Mer-Man, let's take him from both sides.
[warbling tone.]
[sword clinks.]
You think you're handy with that sword, eh? Well, try this! [zapping.]
Anything you can pitch, I can hit back.
He-Man [zapping.]
He-Man No! Curse you, He-Man! Some day, I'll have the power to destroy you.
Some day! [shimmering tone.]
Thanks, He-Man.
I thought we were doomed.
What was Skeletor after, anyway? Our Coridite.
But he didn't get any.
Coridite? That's what the Sorceress fashioned this harness from.
It helps add to my power.
It's too powerful for us to use, so we keep what little we find hidden in our mines.
Yeah, deep down where no one's gonna find it.
Well, I hope you're right, Squinch.
[Battle Cat roars.]
I hate to think what would happen if Skeletor got his hands on it.
[Battlecat roars.]
[shimmering tone.]
[ominous music.]
[creature howls.]
Dolts! Half-wits! Bunglers! Brainless idiots! You couldn't even beat a motley group of gnomes! But Skeletor, it was He-Man who He-Man! Always He-Man! [whooshing.]
If you had gotten your wretched hands on the Widgets' Coridite, He-Man would be in my power now.
[both laughing.]
Get out of my sight! Morons.
[feet skidding.]
As usual, you overreact, Skeletor.
How else can I act when I'm surrounded by such fools? If I could fashion the Widgets' Coridite into an amulet, it would work with my own dark powers giving me the added strength to destroy He-Man.
[laughs evilly.]
But what you need is a clever ally to get it for you.
[shimmering tone.]
In this form, the Widgets will never suspect my real identity.
Once they take me into their confidence, the Coridite will be ours.
For your sake, this had better work.
Don't worry.
Those kindhearted fools would never turn away a girl in distress.
Right, Panthor? [snarls.]
[shimmering tone.]
Help! Oh, help! Whatwhat's that? [roaring.]
Hey! Skeletor's mean kitty is after some poor gal.
[Panthor snarling.]
[cries out.]
[dramatic music.]
Shoo! Get out of here, you purple pest! Yeah! Beat it, you beast! [snarling.]
Are you all right? I think so.
Why don't you come with us and rest for a while? [Evil-Lyn.]
Oh, thank you.
You're very kind.
She did it.
She's inside.
And soon the Coridite will be mine! [cackling.]
[tense music.]
I don't know how to thank you for saving me.
Oh, that's all right, miss.
Say, what is your name? I'm Nadira.
I was walking out in the forest when I got lost.
Then that horrible beast started chasing me.
Well, don't worry.
You're safe here.
But I was traveling with my family when I got lost.
What if I never see them again? Why, we know the forest like we know our own mines.
We'll find her parents, won't we? [all agreeing.]
Oh, thank you.
Squinch, you just stay here and take good care of Miss Nadira.
Will do, Kando.
Don't worry, missy.
Kando'll find your folks.
Hey, maybe this will cheer you up.
Oh, how pretty.
Yeah, we got a whole mine full of 'em.
Really? Oh, I'd love to see them.
[shimmering tone.]
Well, how do you like those, eh? Oh, they're beautiful.
But what's behind that door? No, no, sorry.
We don't allow nobody back there.
- It's too risky.
- Oh.
What does a brave, strong guard like you have to be scared about? Well, you gotta promise not to touch anything.
We call it Coridite.
We don't have much, but, well, if you use it right, it can really pack a wallop.
Ah! At least! Hey, you promised! [cackling.]
Evil-Lyn! You little fool! You've just sealed He-Man's doom and your own as well! Ahh! [dramatic music.]
Help! Help! Help! That's Squinch! Something's wrong! Come on! The Widgets are coming back.
But they won't stop me.
Get down! [Sorceress.]
So Skeletor and Evil-Lyn seek to duplicate He-Man's mighty power.
[warbling tone.]
This must not be.
[warbling tone.]
[Zoar screeches.]
[shimmering tone.]
[Zoar screeches.]
It's Zoar! [Zoar.]
He-Man, Evil-Lyn has stolen the Widget's Coridite.
Even now, Skeletor is shaping it in the fires of Volcano Cave.
Skeletor has the Widgets' Coridite? There's no time to lose.
He-Man [somber music.]
Of all the stupid things to do! Leading a stranger, an enemy, into our mines.
Squinch didn't know she was an enemy, Kando.
That's no excuse.
Well, you're right.
It is no excuse.
And I'm gonna get our Coridite back.
Wait! Where are you going? To Volcano Cave.
That's the only place Skeletor can melt it.
[ominous music.]
[shimmering tone.]
Once the Coridite is hot enough, I'll mold it into the image of my own breastplate.
When worn against my skin, it will add to my strength a hundred times over, making me mighty enough to crush He-Man.
That's a pretty big boast, Skeletor.
Would you care to prove it? [Skeletor.]
He-Man! You mind the Coridite.
I'll stop him.
Demon of stone, come forth.
Your mistress commands! [roaring.]
Now with one magical gesture, the spell will be complete.
[warbling tone.]
Now I have the power! Come face me, He-Man! Power against power! [roaring.]
Skeletor! [cackling.]
This is the way it had to end, with Skeletor triumphant at last! No! He-Man's winning! But no matter.
With one well-timed spell, I'll What? Who dares? We've come to help, He-Man.
Oh, you little pests! I'll turn you all into toads for this! Well, we'd love to stick around, Miss Nadira, but as you seem to be tied up [Kando.]
Squinch, come one! Why, youyou [sputtering angrily.]
He-Man Fool, you'll never defeat me.
I have your power too! [chorus.]
He-Man Ugh! [chorus.]
He-Man The only real power comes from inside, Skeletor.
[heroic music.]
From courage, honor, and other things you wouldn't understand.
[high-pitched cheering and laughter.]
Brave words, He-Man.
We'll see if they save you the next time we meet.
[ominous music.]
[heroic music.]
I want to thank you again for all your help.
Well, if it hadn't been for me, you wouldn't have gotten in trouble to begin with.
Well, don't worry, Squinch.
You're not the first to fall for the charms of a pretty face.
Oh, I'll tell you, He-Man.
I'm through with women for good.
Oh, you are, huh? Oh, I didn't mean you, Lara.
I mean pretty women.
- What? - [stammering.]
You're pretty for one of the guys, that is Oh, for one of the guys, huh? - [Lara screeching.]
- [laughing.]
[thudding, Squinch shouting.]
In today's story, you saw how the Widgets were fooled by Evil-Lyn's disguise.
They learned that bad things can be made to look good, and why we should always be careful and question everything that doesn't seem right.
But it works both ways, and that's why the saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover" is so important.
What it means is that appearances can be deceiving, and you shouldn't just books, or people, by the way they look.
It's what's inside that really counts.