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Take care of each other.
— Angella's last words to Adora in Season Three

Angella was the queen of Bright Moon, former leader of The Rebellion in its reboot and a member of the old Alliance. She was a lovingly coddling wife to King Micah and mother of Glimmer. She was a supporting character in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, appearing as a mentor to the rebooted Rebellion and showing acts of responsibility but through restraint, and only deliberatively planned defense.

She sacrificed herself in order to retrieve the Sword of Protection which was powering Hordak's portal - an act that prevented reality from collapsing - but in doing so, she was trapped between dimensions.

Appearance

Angella has long, dual-toned hair of both pink and purple in shimmery, rather pale hues. Her skin was also a tint of light purple. She possesses a pair of translucent shimmery wings, a gradient of pink to purple.

Her outfit consists of a long, blue cape, pink leotard and light mauve leggings with purple boots. An opalescent gem adorns her forehead, matching her pearl-drop earrings. She wears special white gloves, to make her daintily prim royal personality stand out more.

Personality

As the leader of the Rebellion, Angella was very serious and determined. This often makes her appear somewhat standoffish and detached, often because of her high responsibility. However, she was extremely protective and devoted to her daughter, Glimmer, who both support each other after Micah's presumed death. She can be prissy and nitpicky [5]. She likes for things to be neat and organized. She was very dedicated to her work in protecting her citizens, so much that she refuses to do more than defend and actually fight back, in risk of imperiling those she cares for. This is caused by the war and the effects of it, such as Micah's presumed death.

She does not trust others easily, specifically Horde soldiers due to her conflict with them, as shown through her meeting Adora for the first time, as well as her reluctance to try and recruit the other princesses.

During the final episode of the Season Three, Angella admits to being a coward for too much holding back; to stepping aside and letting Glimmer and Micah do all the fighting. When Hordak's portal threatened their reality, Angella attempts to compensate for this flaw by retrieving the sword in order to set reality back to normal, showing her development and will to change through an act of courage.

Angella was rather fussy about things, whether it be battle plans or brushing her daughter's hair. Details matter to her, and she was quite a perfectionist. Angella was arrogant in her ideas, and often refuses those of Glimmer's due to their contradiction in nature. However, Angella let Glimmer reboot the Alliance and slowly loosened up throughout the series. She was very supportive of her daughter, despite their conflict, and encourages her, showing that she can be open-minded.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Moonstone connection: Like Glimmer, Angella was connected to The Moonstone, the Runestone located in Bright Moon which granted her a wide variety of powers, many of which revolve around light. When Glimmer was born, the Moonstone divided equal power amongst them.
    • Photokinesis: Angella could manipulate light at will.
      • Photokinetic Blasts: Angella could fire powerful beams of white light. This appears to be a more powerful version of Glimmer's ability to launch balls of sparkles.
      • Photokinetic Shields: Angella could envelop herself in a white shield or light.
  • Wings: Angella has a large pair of wings attached to her back.
    • Flight: Angella was able to fly using her wings. The shape of her wings is slightly inconsistent; in some shots, her wings are short and wide, seen on birds that fly with sustained high speed. In other shots, her wings are significantly longer, with a shape more suited for soaring over water and hot currents of air.
  • Immortality: According to Glimmer and Castaspella, Angella was immortal. This means she was incapable of dying due to old age, and thus could have presumably lived for an indefinite amount of time. Glimmer once vented that Angella would "always be there", to her.

Relationships

Glimmer

Glimmer is Angella's only child, and sole remaining member of her immediate family. While Angella was typically very stern with her daughter, admonishing her for her often reckless and rash behavior, she also cares greatly for her, and won't hesitate to support Glimmer when she feels it's needed.

Their relationship was a bit strained, especially following the presumed death of King Micah, as Angella was quick to punish Glimmer over small things. Their relationship was tested further with the ongoing war, with Glimmer admitting disdain in "The Sword: Part 2" at how her mother locked herself and Glimmer away following the falling out of the original Princess Alliance. It has been shown that it was rather easy for Glimmer to get a rise out of her mother, exemplified by "The Sword: Part 1", where a calm and collected Angella quickly lost her temper and sent Glimmer to her room for interrupting a meeting. Despite this, as Season One progresses, their relationship does as well, shown in The Battle of Bright Moon, when a proud and approving Angella gives Glimmer her father's staff.

In Season Two, Angella was shown to trust Glimmer much more, allowing her to speak more freely at war council hearings and paying attention to her ideas. However, it has always been implied that Angella believed in Glimmer, and she just didn't want to see her hurt. Specifically, appointing Glimmer as a general, even if she did not allow her to see combat due to her naivety. In Season Three, she was shown to work on her strictness more, having conversations with Glimmer about why she is grounding her instead of just sending her away. Likewise, in Season Three, Glimmer admited to a worried Adora who attempted to free her from her 'grounding', that she was not being tortured, rather, she was enjoying her time with her mother. She then goes on to mention that the war has strained their personal time together, another nod at the war furthering their relationship. Glimmer was seen crying upon hearing about Angella’s sacrifice, although she accepted it, happy to know that her mother's still watching over her and protecting Etheria.

Micah

It was never revealed in the show how the two met, became friends and fell in love. Despite having wildly different personalities, King Micah was Angella's husband and co-regent, with them ruling over Bright Moon together. Angella loved Micah deeply and was devastated by his presumed death. It appears as though she may never have gotten completely "over" his passing, especially from guilt of the fact that she ordered the battle in which he was captured. She deliberately said, "I've never forgiven myself." This explains why she showed so much restraint in war and was afraid of Glimmer being hurt or lost like her father. She often visited Micah's mural in the palace, when she "feels the cares of the day weighing upon" her. They were shown to love each other very much; in the fake reality of "The Portal", they were living happily with Glimmer. At the end of The Portal, she shared a final moment with her husband, and says goodbye to him, before tearfully heading to Adora. As she flew away, she was unaware that Micah was trying to tell her he was still alive, before being cut off by the portal's anomaly catching up to her.

Bow

I like that boy.
— Angella speaking fonly of Bow, in Razz (episode)

Bow is a young ally of The Rebellion and best friend to Glimmer. As such, Angella thought highly of him. Their personalities didn't clash due to both of them being responsible and level headed, down-to-earth people. She was shown to appreciate his company, only asking him to leave her presence while disciplining Glimmer. In "Razz" Angella remarked fondly to Glimmer how she likes Bow.

Castaspella

Castaspella, the ruler of Mystacor, is Angella's sister-in-law by her marriage to King Micah, Castaspella's brother. The two appear to have had a somewhat strained relationship. This may be due to Castaspella being jealous over the fact that Angella is an angelic being, holding incredible power and having a connection to a Runestone, making her incredibly powerful in contrast to Castaspella, who, while comparing herself to Angella, calls herself a "common sorceress". It may also be resentment over Angella's role in Micah's presumed death. In Season Three, Castaspella and Angella team up to imprison and question Shadow Weaver, and to make plans to defend the alliance from the renewed Horde threat. Like Glimmer, Castaspella is heartbroken at her sister-in-law's sacrifice.

Adora

Their relationship started off initially rocky. Angella, as the leader of the Rebellion, naturally doesn't trust the former Horde soldier, even after learning that she is She-Ra. Angella confides in Adora that she only trusts her for Glimmer's sake, specifically telling her in a somewhat threatening tone that she not disappoint them. Their relationship becomes more negative when Adora unknowingly sits in King Micah's chair during a meeting, angering Angella immensely. However, even after her blunder, it's shown that Angella respected Adora's military background and combat prowess, as she trusted her enough to make plans and protect her daughter from attacks. Later, her trust was finally gained when Adora helped Glimmer and Bow rescue Plumeria from a Horde invasion. Likewise, their relationship started to better as Angella becomes protective of and openly affectionate to Adora, seeing her like another daughter, wrapping her in a hug with her wings similar to how she had done Bow and Glimmer, as well as telling Shadow Weaver that she put Adora through enough, showing that she cares for Adora's well-being. After this, it's acknowledged that Angella takes great pride in Adora, both as herself and as She-Ra. In the final episode of Season Three, before Adora falls to her doom as the ground crumbles away, Angella saved her. When Adora mentions that she has to sacrifice herself by pulling the sword free from the portal in order to save Etheria, Angella embraces her and tells the younger girl that that can't be her destiny. She then opened up to Adora by telling her that she felt like a coward for always staying behind during the war, but that Adora inspired her to be brave. Before making the decision to sacrifice herself in order to save Adora and the rest of her kingdom, she kisseed the younger girl's forehead before leaving, telling her to "take care of each other," referencing to Glimmer and her friends. She pulled the sword out, and vanished in a beam of light. Like Glimmer, Adora is heartbroken at Angella's loss.

The Rebellion

Angella was a part of the last generation's Princess Alliance, which failed miserably and left the members to protect their own kingdoms. Angella lost Micah in the process, or so she thought, and for this reason she was always subjective to restraint, for fear that she would lose more. At the beginning of Season One, Angella shows a strong belief that the Rebellion should retreat as soon as possible when the Horde attacks. This was displayed in Flowers for She-Ra when she insisted that they visit Plumeria only to deliver food and supplies so that they can get away, rather than stay and try to fight. However, as the plot progresses, more princesses joined the reboot of alliance and the Rebellion beings to rise in success. Angella changes her mind and slowly lets the Rebellion have more battles.

She was shown to have mentor the Rebellion members on battle choices sometimes, however, she always stayed behind and rarely went directly on a mission. Even when Entrapta had supposedly perished in the Fright Zone, she believed in her daughter and said that the Rebellion would not fall apart with her daughter leading it. She's shown to be very protective of her citizens in Bright Moon and for this reason she held a deep trust in the forces of the new Rebellion for helping her.

The Horde

Angella's anger and woe has been directed at the Horde's actions rather than the Horde soldiers themselves. She took an immediate disliking to Adora because she was a Horde soldier, however, seeing more of Adora has rather changed her views on Horde soldiers. She thinks of the Horde as cruel for what they did to her Rebellion, and how that influenced her personally when she thought that they caused the death of her husband.

Plot

Past

It is assumed that Angella has lived her entire life on Bright Moon. She met and later married Micah and the two ruled as Queen and King. After Princess Glimmer was born, Angella ordered an assault on the Horde that Micah led. He was thought to have died in battle, causing the Princess Alliance to fall apart.

Season One

Angella accepted Commander Glimmer's report on the battle with the Horde at Elberon. She then berated the Commander for being too reckless during the confrontation. The Commander shot back saying that the Queen never lets her do anything. The Queen then grounded the Commander for her impertinence. After Glimmer and Bow searched for First Ones' Tech, ignoring her grounding; Glimmer returned home exhausted. Glimmer collapsed into her mother's arms and Angella flew her daughter to The Moonstone so that she could recharge. Later Angella welcomed Adora to Bright Moon after Commander Glimmer vouched for the ex-Horde soldier.

When Plumeria called for aid after coming under a Horde attack. Angella sent She-Ra, Bow and Glimmer to deliver food and supplies. She then forbade the trio from fighting the enemy. After the heroes disobey the Queen's non-combat command Angella grounded Glimmer for a week, which is 3 weeks fewer than she normally does when Glimmer disobeys commands.

After the week passed Queen Angella held a war council to decide next moves. Princess Glimmer volunteered to go recruit Princess Mermista from Salineas. After some disagreement Angella agreed to send the trio, as long as they avoid violence. Then Queen then okay'd the trio recruiting Princess Entrapta, there was no mention of any consequence for Glimmer's disobedience. She allowed Glimmer and Bow to visit Mystacor, where her sister-in-law lives. She also allowed Glimmer to attend the Princess Prom.

When the Horde captured Glimmer and Bow at the Princess Prom, Queen Angella agreed with Hordak's prisoner swap, but before Angella could turn herself over to the Horde, the Princesses freed Bow and Glimmer and returned them home. When Angella tried to talk to Glimmer about the ordeal Glimmer avoided her mother since she, Glimmer, was “glitching” after being tortured by Shadow Weaver.

During the Battle of Bright Moon the Queen defended the castle and the Moonstone, attacked Horde bots, strengthened the Moonstone when it came under direct assault. And then celebrated once the battle was won.

Season Two

Angella sent patrols to retrieve a functioning Horde bot for Bow to study so that they could defeat them.

Season Three

Shadow Weaver stands menacingly over Adora's bed in Bright Moon, and when she reaches for her, Adora wakes up and draws her sword. Shadow Weaver then collapses at Adora's feet, exhausted. In response, Queen Angella doubles the perimeter guard and triples it around the Moonstone, attempting to ascertain how Shadow Weaver entered the castle and thus close the security vulnerability. Castaspella however, comments on how Angella's "dungeon" that holds Shadow Weaver was inadequate, and Angella admits that it's just a side room with some (but not all) of the cushions removed.

Adora, Glimmer, and Bow arrive, with Adora demanding to take part in the interrogation. Angella flatly refuses; however, citing safety concerns, and orders the trio not to go anywhere near Shadow Weaver. Angella and Castaspella enter the room, and Adora rages that she knows Shadow Weaver's tricks, although Glimmer tries to talk Adora down, agreeing with her mother for once that Shadow Weaver raised Adora and could potentially manipulate her. Within the "prison", Shadow Weaver, although bleary, was also unimpressed by the posh Bright Moon "prison", much to Angella's consternation. Shadow Weaver mocks Angella, saying she can clearly tell her to be Glimmer's mother "by the way (her) voice grows shrill when (she) scream(s)". Castaspella cuts in, saying she will pay for her crimes while teaching her brother (and Angella's husband) Micah, and when Shadow Weaver mentions him Angella orders her not to "speak his name", to which Shadow Weaver replies "I am not the one who got him killed". Castaspella restrains Angella while Shadow Weaver coughs and admits that she was here with information to defeat the Horde, only to be given to Adora.

In Bright Moon, Bow, Perfuma, Frosta, and Mermista spy on Angella and Glimmer's argument. Glimmer argues for decisive action to save the planet which was imminently in danger, while Angella argues for caution and prior formulation of a plan in order to ensure success so as not to "lose anyone else". Angella asks for trust, but Glimmer fires back that she didn't trust her with the knowledge that Shadow Weaver was her father's teacher, and that she was paralyzed by fear into inaction when they could be using Shadow Weaver to infiltrate the Fright Zone. Angella becomes angered by this, and orders Glimmer to desist as Queen of Bright Moon, unless she can come up with a suitable plan.

Beneath the Moonstone, Shadow Weaver prepares to draw power from it even as Frosta, Perfuma, and Mermista arrive. They insist on going as well and tell Shadow Weaver to "make that thing bigger", referring to her sorcerers glyphs. At this time, Angella discovers Glimmer to have left and Shadow Weaver to have escaped, so she rushes back to the Moonstone even as Shadow Weaver has completed her massive glyph that begins drawing energy forth from the Moonstone. Despite the speed of Angella's flight, Shadow Weaver finishes drawing up power and reaches a through a sigil toward Glimmer. Although hesitant, Glimmer does eventually grab Shadow Weaver's hand. Dark power floods through her, surging up her arm and around the Moonstone in a black cloud, even as Angella closes to within shouting distance, screaming "no!" Although Glimmer looks back at her mother, she teleports anyway, causing the cloud of power to flare up and around the platform in a massive detonation that displaces enough air to launch Angella away even as everyone on the platform was transported to the Fright Zone.

In the alternate world created by Hordak's portal Glimmer was seen playing with her mother Angella until Micah, her father, arrives. They are interrupted by news that someone infiltrated Bright Moon, and Adora was brought forward in chains. Reality begins to fall apart there also, so Glimmer and Bow let Adora take the lead to travel to Dryl to reach out to Entrapta for help fixing reality. Angella tries to stop them from leaving, but they fall through the floor and suddenly find themselves in Dryl, Entrapta surprised to see them and not knowing who they are. Angella however has pieced together that what she was seeing isn't real, which saddens Micah. Angella then leaves Micah to go help Glimmer, even as Micah was obliterated by the unraveling reality.

As Adora watches the world dissolve around her, she begins to fade as well, until Angella appears flying through the light to grab Adora and fly her out of the rift to safety. She asks how to fix the world, and Adora relays that she must go into the portal and take the Sword of Protection from it, fixing everything. Angella asks if Adora herself shall return, but Adora says she must sacrifice herself. Angella denies this however, and tells Adora a secret, admitting to Adora that she was a coward. She says she has always been the queen who stays behind, Micah being the brave one, and that she always let Glimmer make the hard choices because she was afraid. She continues that when Adora came, she inspired them all, inspired Angella to choose to be brave. She kisses Adora on the forehead then flies into the vortex, grabs the Sword of Protection, and with her last words says "take care of each other," before ripping the sword out of the vortex and closing the portal. However, the removal causes an explosion, which either sends Angella to be trapped in between dimensions forever, or kills her. The sword then floats down to Adora's hand.

Season Four

A pre-recorded Star Wars-like hologram/recording of her appears to Glimmer, Adora & Bow in The Coronation. When King Micah was found alive and exiled, he's initially oblivious on what happened to her but then finds out and was heartbroken.

Season Five

She was mentioned a few times in the season and appears in Glimmer's vision while fighting her mind-controlled father in the series finale, which gives Glimmer the strength to save him by defeating him.

Quotes

"But Adora, I was just scared. And then, I met you. You inspired us. You inspired me. Not because it was your destiny, but because you never let fear stop you. And now, I choose to be brave." -The Portal (episode)

"When I feel the cares of the day weighing upon me, I come here […] King Micah. My husband. He built the Rebellion with me. And he was one of the first casualties of The Horde." - Flowers for She-Ra

"We must protect Bright Moon at all costs." - The Battle of Bright Moon

"Glimmer! We are not done talking about this!"

"That's enough. You're grounded."

"You heard me!"

"We are not having this discussion tonight. [brings voice to a hush] You are embarrassing me in front of my royal court!" - The Sword: Part 1

"I’m sorry, I don’t know why I said request. It’s not a request. You are required to have dinner with me because I’m your mother and.. I’m also the queen, so I can make you." - The Beacon

"I ordered the battle your father perished in. I've never forgiven myself." - The Beacon

"I've been trying all these years to mold you into someone more like me... but you're too stubborn and hotheaded, and brave.. like your father. [summons a staff] This was your father's staff, I think it's time you had it." - The Battle of Bright Moon (episode)

"Why does everyone keep--? Of course this is a prison!" - The Price of Power

"I greatly love my daughter." - Flowers for She-Ra

"Glimmer, I just wanted to talk."

"Glimmer, no. Now sit down!" - Flowers for She-Ra

Trivia

  • Angella’s name is a pun on her species.
  • Her "prison" is actually more of a comfy room with lots of cushions. Many people doubt that it's a prison due to its non-intimidating demeanor and point this out. This fact often annoys her.
  • Other than Swift Wind and Flutterina, she is the only character with a major role in the plot who has wings.
  • She was the first shown to sacrifice herself in the series.
  • It's currently unknown if Angella's alive or dead, because she sacrificed herself to save Etheria by removing the sword from the portal, an act that either trapped her in between dimensions forever, or killed her. Given the series has ended and there's no sign of her in the final season, other than Glimmer's vision of her in the series finale, her final status is open to interpretation. However, in the series' finale, Adora suggests that she, Glimmer, Bow and a reformed Catra make one last road trip to bring magic back to the universe, possibly suggesting that they also find Angella and bring her back. Noelle Stevenson has said that she's open to doing a follow-up special, which may have them finding Angella and bringing her back.[6]
  • The only appearance Angella made in Season Two was in “The Frozen Forest”, but she had a much bigger role in the following seasons.

References

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Characters
Best Friends Squad Adora/She-RaGlimmerBowCatra
Princesses and Rebellion PerfumaMermistaFrostaNetossaSpinnerellaQueen AngellaSea HawkKing MicahEntraptaScorpia
The Evil Horde Horde PrimeHorde Prime's Clone ArmyLord HordakLonnieKyleRogelioGrizzlorOctaviaScorpia's mothers
Others CastaspellaSwift WindMadame RazzTung LashorDouble TroubleShadow WeaverMelogHuntara
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