Watching this

made me wonder whether there was a reason why Skeletor saved the children in the special? Was he really bad?

Helping would imply that he has a sense of ethics, but if so then why did he do all those rampages to control Greyskull?

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    then whats the meaning of battling over and over to He-man? I understand that was trying to get the Greyskull castle, but this make skeletor bad per se?
    – riccs_0x
    May 17, 2017 at 3:39
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    You are right I didnt say the question well.
    – riccs_0x
    May 17, 2017 at 3:42
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    I made some edits to clarify your question. Feel free to roll back the edits if they conflict with your intent.
    – Adamant
    May 17, 2017 at 4:28
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    Does Skeletor ever commit any evil acts other than attempts to acquire power? It's real easy to call that "evil" when your dad is already king.
    – tbrookside
    Dec 10, 2022 at 11:14
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    @tbrookside - Worth asking as a question.
    – Valorum
    Dec 11, 2022 at 10:01

1 Answer 1


According to He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures, SkeletorTM simply felt compassion toward the children, motivated by the Spirit of ChristmasTM that has permeated EterniaTM.

Determined not to stay in one place, Skeletor orders the children to walk through the snowy tundra. However, the children are cold and weak, and the Manchines' puppy, Relay, cannot move through the thick snow. Skeletor, feeling a tinge of compassion, gives the children coats and carries Relay himself. The children tell Skeletor about Christmas, but he does not seem to understand the concept. He-Man and She-Ra arrive to save the children just as Hordak and an army of Horde Troopers appear on the scene. Hordak deflects one of Skeletor's blasts back at the Lord of Destruction, and the villain is knocked to the ground. Horde Prime arrives and prepares to take the children. A confused Skeletor, motivated by the spirit of Christmas, saves the children. He-Man and She-Ra throw Horde Prime's ship back to Horde World. A perplexed Skeletor is reassured by She-Ra that Christmas only comes once a year.

  • Confused? He didn't look at all (at least when he finds the childrens and blast the ice beast), and as @tbrookside says, I wouldn't say he is pure evil, he is more like a rascal. Thanks for taking your time and provide a certainly valuable answer.
    – riccs_0x
    Dec 11, 2022 at 7:21

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