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Netflix’s queer series ‘She-Ra and the Princess of Power’ bestows a lesson of heroism for all of us

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is your typical animated series with stories surrounding the protagonists. However, the story of Adora and Catra being childhood friends leading up to their choices to which has landed them fates on opposite sides of the war for their respective planets.

The final season of the DreamWorks x Netflix collaboration, which premiered on Friday, had several surprising plot happenings. For example, when Adora destroyed the sword that allows her to transform into a powerful warrior when she learned the truth about what she thought was her destiny as a hero. However, she’s still in Etheria and is still fighting for the good of everyone even if she’s still trying to put her head around things most especially how unfortunate she is that she can’t become She-Ra.

On the other side of the war (and out in space), we saw Catra doing what she can to be on the good side of the bad namely Horde Prime.

In the exciting 13-episode series, though, Adora and Catra have reunited once again and have eventually admitted their feelings for one another. Love saves the world, people.

“Their arc is the arc of the show. It always has been,” showrunner Noelle Stevenson told The Times in a recent phone call. “Every season is about this relationship, even when they’re the farthest apart.”

We get to know that Adora’s journey is more of a lesson more than anything else––how being a hero doesn’t totally reside on willingly giving yourself for the greater good or for your loved ones.

“Putting the greater good at the top of your list is a good thing to do, but you still do have that responsibility to the individuals in your life who depend on you,” Stevenson said. “Your friends don’t want you to die and sacrifice yourself because they love you. They want you in their lives.”

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