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Etheria is a planet and the main setting of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It is the home to The Rebellion and was invaded by the Horde. The Rebellion defeated Hordak and then later Horde Prime.

History

Etheria is the planet where the series mainly takes place (except for some episodes from Season Five). The planet is surrounded by twelve moons, which provide all-natural light and some magical energy for Etheria. There are seven Kingdoms of Etheria, most of them ruled by a Princess of Power, magical beings who draw strength from their respective Runestones. Diverse People Groups populate it.

Etheria was a sister planet to Eternia who appear to have been in the same solar system. Magically gifted people and animals first inhabited Etheria before the people of Eternia coming to study Etheria's magic. Eternians, the highly intelligent and technologically innovative people who landed on and built massive structures on Etheria, was named the First Ones by the inhabitants of Etheria. The First Ones left tech and ruins scattered all over the planet, and many pieces of it are used as fundamental blocks for most of the kingdom's societies. The entire world is linked through the many interconnected tech systems, the Heart of Etheria, which was built by the First Ones as discovered by Princess Entrapta.

A thousand years ago, Etheria was moved to the starless dimension of Despondos, by Mara, the previous She-Ra. Mara opened a portal and sent Etheria to Despondos to prevent the Heart of Etheria Project. Upon discovering that the First Ones were using the Runestones to store the magic of Etheria in its core to turn the entire planet into an immense weapon, Mara sacrificed herself to prevent this weapon from destroying whole worlds. When Mara sent Etheria to Despondos, the other First Ones were removed from or abandoned Etheria before the planet traveling through the portal.

Centuries later, Hordak fell through a portal, and he and his ship crash-landed on Etheria's province, the Fright Zone.

Some decades later, Light Hope opened a little portal to bring a baby Adora to Etheria to make her someday become the new She-Ra and carry out the Heart of Etheria Project.

Etheria was caught in a war between its indigenous peoples, namely the Princesses and their subjects, and the Horde. This hive-like organization raises its recruits brutally and in a rather cult-like fashion. The Horde was attempting to take over all of Etheria. Although the Horde's former leader, Hordak, is from another planet, all of the recruits working for the Horde are native to Etheria.

Etheria back in the universe

Etheria brought back to It's original dimension

Etheria was nearly destroyed when Catra activated Hordak's portal machine using the Sword of Protection, which caused all of reality to collapse upon itself. The planet, and all of reality, were saved when Queen Angella sacrificed herself to remove the sword from the portal and return it to Adora who then returned to Etheria with the sword.

After the activation of the Heart of Etheria, Light Hope managed to bring the planet out of Despondos and back into the wider universe. After Adora deactivated the Heart of Etheria, a massive Horde fleet arrived and began circling the globe.

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The Horde Armada surounds Etheria

In Season FiveHorde Prime began trying to enslave Etheria by sending his army to the planet and getting the people under his control by chipping them, making them his loyal servants, and connecting them to the hive mind. Whist She-Ra and her friends were in Space; Prime took over more and more people of Etheria until there were just a small fraction of the rebellion was left, fighting back. But Adora and her friends returned and turned the tide of the war; Entrapta created a program that shut down all the chips freeing all of Prime's slaves while Adora destroyed the galactic tyrant and the Horde by using an ancient fail safe code to free the magic stored in the Heart of Etheria; restoring peace at long last. 

Overview

Locations

Kingdoms

Bright Moon Plumeria Salineas The Kingdom of Snows
Dryl Mystacor The Fright Zone

Villages and towns

Elberon Thaymor Alwyn Erelandia
The Valley of the Lost Seaworthy Sea Elf Village

Horde Locations

Fright Zone (formally) Horror Hall (formally)

Etheria's Moons

  • The Twelve moons orbiting Etheria supply the planet's light, contribute to the princesses' magic, and help balance the planet's magical ecosystem. The Moonstone is linked to the magic of the moons, which may be why Angella was the queen and why Glimmer is now queen.

Other locations

Beast Island Crimson Waste Crystal Castle
The Library Northern Reach Seaworthy
The Straits of Serpentine The Watchtower The Whispering Woods

Trivia

The only confirmed non-Etherians living on the planet are Adora (a First One/Eternian), Hordak, and later on, Wrong Hordak (from unknown planet or species) and Melog.

Noelle Stevenson explained that Etheria had been lit by its moons, which are all magic. https://twitter.com/i/status/1250454040175149056

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