HE-MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SEASON 3 (2004)
WHAT WAS THE PLAN? After two seasons on air, the plan was to continue the 'noughties' updated He-Man cartoon series with a third and final season.
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
When it launched in 2002, He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe updated the original Masters Of The Universe (MOTU) for a new generation, introducing classic characters (Man-At-Arms, Orko, Teela) alongside cult favourites (Stinkor, the Snake Men). The third season would have continued this course of action, bringing the evil Horde to the forefront of the series, along with He-Man's long lost sister, She-Ra, the Princess of Power! Skeletor would have also moved back into the limelight, after taking a slight step back from the series during season two's Snake Men storyline.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
Despite a valiant effort to make MOTU work for a modern audience the show was ultimately cancelled at the conclusion of the second season. A total of 39 episodes were produced and so She-Ra was never given her chance to kick butt on the series. This was disappointing for fans of the Princess of Power, however the same year that the show was cancelled a She-Ra action figure was released as part of the Masters Of The Universe toyline. The figure was produced by Mattel but was sold exclusively at the Wizard World Chicago comic convention...and then quickly resold on eBay.
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING?
It was a shame for MOTU fans that the series didn't make it to a third season as it was a good update of the mythology. Classic characters such as Skeletor finally got an origin story (outside of the original mini comics) and it would have been fun to see She-Ra introduced into the series. In the original Princess Of Power cartoon, She-Ra was a hero who rebelled against the oppresive Horde and it would have been fun to see this theme introduced into the show.
BUT WHAT IF?
If Masters Of The Universe had continued for a third season then the revelation that Skeletor was a crossdresser would have finally come to light. The entire season would have concentrated on Skeletor asking for make-up tips from She-Ra his BFF, and they would have eventually set up their own beauty salon.