She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

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Name: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Abbreviation(s): She-Ra, SPOP
Creator: Noelle Stevenson
Date(s): November 13, 2018 – present
Medium: Cartoon
Country of Origin: USA
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is an animated web television series (a Netflix Original Series) that reboots the She-Ra: Princess Of Power franchise.

Canon

The series follows Adora, an orphan raised by Hordak, the tyrant who rules the planet Etheria through his evil Horde. One day, after getting lost in the woods, Adora finds a magic sword that transforms her into the Princess of Power, She-Ra. Realizing the suffering that the Horde has inflicted on the planet and its people, Adora joins a resistance group of other magical girls, the Princess Alliance, in order to liberate Etheria from Hordak's grasp. This pits her against her former comrade Catra.[1]

Main Characters

Fandom

She-Ra's fandom started with a focus on fanart as artists responded to the redesigns each character was given.[2] This continued after the first season was made available and fanzines quickly began to be organised. Further crafts have been encouraged by She-Ra's official "Makers Guild" on Tumblr which highlights fanworks within the community, as well as hosting tutorials for making props other She-Ra related crafts.[3]

Shipping

Femslash dominates the fandom with Adora/Catra being the juggernaut pairing. Gen works are also fairly popular, however het is much less common and mostly consists of fanworks focusing on Mermista/Sea Hawk. The other main femslash pairings include Adora/Glimmer, Netossa/Spinnerella, Entrapta/Perfuma, and Catra/Scorpia.

Common Pairings

Challenges and Activities

Discussion & Controversies

Character designs

Fan reaction to She-Ra's character designs was largely positive, although a minority were unhappy. Some did not like the differences between the new design and the orginal, with further detractors claiming that Adora looked too masculine. Others responded that the new series tried to avoid sexualizing a children's show, and conveyed body positivity. Fan artists responded to She-Ra's redesign and the controversy over it with a wave of artworks celebrating the heroine's new look.[2]

Clashes with Voltron Fandom

She-Ra's newly developing fandom had some early clashes with the Voltron fandom. This was mostly was about not wanting She-Ra to be associated with Voltron's fandom, which had gained a negative reputation over the years thanks to shipping wars and general wank. Voltron had also recently faced backslash for its handling of LGBT characters in its 7th season. She-Ra on the other hand was receiving much praise for its handling of representation, leading some fans to use this to further poke fun of Voltron.[4] Another issue was with comparisons between Voltron's Klance ship and She-Ra's Catradora. Klance remained noncanon upon the series finale and Catradora, while also noncanon, appears to many as being written in canon with clear intentions of being interpreted romantically. The Dragon Prince was often allied with She-Ra in various posts against Voltron.[5]

Fanworks

Fanart

Fanfiction

Fan Games

Zines

Memes

Archives & Fannish Links

Dreamwidth

Tumblr

Tumblr tags: She-Ra, SPOP and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fan artists discuss why the wave of She-Ra fan art is subversive and uplifting
  3. official She-Ra Tumblr: The Makers Guild
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