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Kyle was one of the Horde soldiers we see hanging out with Adora and Catra. He was formerly friends with Adora, until she defected to The Rebellion. He is a secondary antagonist in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. In the Season Four finale, he defected from the Horde with Rogelio and Lonnie.

Appearance

Kyle is smaller and very slim when compared to the other Horde soldiers. He's typically seen in uniform wearing a plain white and red Horde shirt, along with white and grey Horde pants. He also has white and red Horde shoes. Kyle has fluffy blonde hair and brown eyes. He can usually be seen looking slightly frightened.

By Season Two, Kyle has gained bags under his eyes from both stress and the lack of sleep that came with watching Entrapta.

Personality

He is a timid and clumsy character. He can often be seen as the punching bag of the group when he is the first one to be attacked and/or taken down. Kyle doesn't put up much of a fight, whether in a simulation or a real battle. He is almost always with Rogelio no matter if they are safe in the Horde or in the middle of battle. Kyle may also have been easily persuaded by The Rebellion. This is evident when he talks to Bow (a prisoner at the time) about his problems with never being taken seriously by anybody else in the Horde and just wanting a friend. Over time, due to circumstances he became very shy. For a moment it looks as though he might be asked to join The Rebellion until Sea Hawk grabs and throws him onto the pile of other Horde members. Despite his, he is brave and loyal, not being frightened of Catra when she lashes out.​​

At the end of Season Four, he deserted with Lonnie and Rogelio from the Horde.

Powers and Abilities

Kyle has no powers or magical abilities, however, he is a skilled mechanic as we see in Season Four when he repairs a Horde tank that was damaged in the Whispering Woods from a Spore Storm.

Relationships

The Horde

Kyle is not taken seriously in the Horde and often used as the meat shield and then blamed for being too easily taken out by the enemy. He ultimately defects from the Horde after Catra drives him and his team to edge. 

Adora

Adora and Kyle used to be friends in the Horde as far back as when they were kids. He congratulated Adora when she made Force Captain, in Season 1 episode 1. She became the enemy when she was officially announced to have defected.

Rogelio

Kyle and Rogelio are most likely close because they can be seen together a lot in the series. Rogelio is typically helping him out or making sure he's okay. Rogelio is the only of the five main Horde soldiers that doesn't blame Kyle for being the first one taken down during the battle simulation in The Sword: Part 1. Rogelio is very kind to Kyle, and seemingly cares for the latter a lot. Rogelio has been seen tending to Kyle's wounds and even holding him in his arms.

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Kyle and Rogelio as early teens in the Horde

In Season 4 they are sent out into battle again and again by Catra despite their exhaustion and injuries- Kyle is then seen holding Rogelio's hand. They, along with Lonnie survive a spore storm in the Whispering Woods and manage to pilot their damaged transport and cargo safely back to the Fright Zone. Later they abandon the Fright Zone with Lonnie.

In Season 5 he only makes brief on-screen appearances, Scorpia reveals (after trying to prove to Swift Wind that she's good at keeping secrets) that Kyle told her that he had a crush on Rogelio at some point, officially proving Kyle's romantic interest in Rogelio. Noelle Stevenson confirmed that Kyle, Rogelio and Lonnie are in ra omantic relationship.

Lonnie

Kyle and Lonnie are seen together a few times in battle against The Rebellion and usually get taken out one after the other. She blames Kyle for being the first taken out during the battle simulations. In Season 4, however, Lonnie is shown to care about Kyle as well as his well being when they were stuck in their transport during a spore storm in the Whispering Woods. Noelle Stevenson confirmed that Kyle, Rogelio and Lonnie are in romantic relationship.

Scorpia

Scorpia also disparages Kyle. After losing control over a tower she was in charge of, she said to him, "I don't know how you've not been fired." Despite this, she does seem to view him as a friend and does genuinely care about him, as she did hug him (alongside Rogelio and Lonnie) when the trio was leaving the Horde. Obviously, he trusts Scorpia, as he told her about his crush on Rogelio (Stranded).

Bow

Kyle befriends Bow after he abducted and imprisoned him in the Fright Zone. Bow listens to Kyle complain about life in the Horde. And Kyle even complements Bow's crop top. Kyle seems to like someone to talk to and talks to Bow for a while. Then the rest of the group comes to save Bow and they take out Kyle in the process.

Catra

Catra is quite bossy towards Kyle and treats him as the other cadets treat him: poorly and disrespectfully. He defected from the Horde with his team because of Catra’s cruel disregard for their friendship and safety. Before he defected, there were several times Kyle was seen scared of Catra. At one point, Kyle stood up against her to protect his friend.

Glimmer

Kyle helped abduct Glimmer and Bow from the Princess Prom.

Plot

Past

Nothing is known of his past; we don't know how he came to be in the Horde or where in Etheria he is from. Although, it's implied that the children of the Horde are all orphans.

Season One

We see Kyle training with the other recruits, where he does poorly. Leading up to the battle at Salineas Shadow Weaver sent Catra, Scorpia, Kyle, Lonnie and Rogelio to intercept the hero's. Kyle and company infiltrated The Kingdom of Snows where they took Glimmer and Bow captive during Princess Prom. Kyle kind of befriended the imprisoned Bow, giving him a compliment before Sea Hawk threw Kyle over the edge during their escape.

Season Two

During their attempt to rescue Entrapta from The Horde, after entering Dryl they overheard Entrapta and Kyle struggling with a bot prototype and assumed that she was being tortured, so they attacked Catra and Scorpia. Later Catra orders Kyle to take care of Entrapta, not knowing that Kyle had been knocked unconscious by the bot.

Later in "Roll With It", we see Scorpia ordering Kyle around; "man the parapets" and "Find Catra's favorite color". After The Horde loses the tower to the hero's, everyone agreed to blame Kyle.

Season Three

In the alternate reality of the episode Remember Catra takes Adora to the locker rooms where her squadmates have taken enough of Kyle's rations to build a cake out of it for her, Catra's idea, which Adora appreciates. The group begin rough-housing until Kyle drops the cake.

Season Four

In the episode Protocol Kyle, Lonnie, and Rogelio are en route back to the Fright Zone in a Horde transport, bringing a special armor plating for Catra. As they pass through the Whispering Woods, a spore storm eats through the metal of their transport and damages the wiring, bringing it to a halt. Out in the spore storm, the Horde initiates attempt to repair their transport until wind beings to send the spores swirling into their skin, burning them and forcing them to retreat inside their transport.

Lonnie and company fail to decide who to send into the spore storm to fix the transport, and tensions rise to a boiling point until Lonnie yells at Kyle that Catra doesn't care about them, that it's everyone for themselves. Despondent about not having the friendships he thought he had, Kyle goes out into the storm alone, and soon succumbs to the corrosive spores. Lonnie and Rogelio use the armor plating as an umbrella to rescue Kyle, Lonnie carrying him to safety while Rogelio sees that Kyle has already fixed the transport. They then flee the forest, in friendship.

In the Fright Zone, Catra continued to be unstable, lashing out at Lonnie, Rogelio, and Kyle. During this exchange Catra attacked Lonnie but Kyle stood up to Catra, defying authority for the first time. Catra denied them rest and sleep, instead demanded that they get back to the fight despite Kyle's serious injuries. The Trio later abandoned their posts and The Horde.

Season Five

Kyle is seen in the final episode alongside with Lonnie, Ro,gelio and Imp, who may have been adopted by Rogelio and him.

Trivia

  • The show creator, Noelle Stevenson, joked with fellow staff that in the She-ra universe Kyle is actually He-Man but will never discover his powers. This was a running joke during the show's production.
  • While not directly stated in canon yet, the show's writers have teased a romantic relationship between Kyle and Rogelio[1].
    • Kyle has a sticky-note on his locker that says "R 💖 K".
    • He once told Scorpia that he had a crush on Rogelio.[2]
  • When asked by a fan, Stevenson confirmed that Kyle and Rogelio were in fact a thing and added that in her head, Lonnie's part of it too.[3]

References

  1. https://twitter.com/mickequ/status/1062808018629287936?lang=en
  2. Season 5, episode 5: "Stranded
  3. https://twitter.com/Gingerhazing/status/1263285692290854913?s=20
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