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Episode 140, “Stridor,” April 11, 2022

Week #15 of the year 2022 Day #101

Salutations, I am Michael D, aka Stioux.

It’s Day #11 of the 4th month of the year 20-22

Settle in for Episode #140 of the Stew For Lunch, Stew For You, Stew Ramble on this Masters of the Universe Monday Reading from a selection of the Darkhorse Publications “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium”


TITLES: Heroic Armored War Horse

AFFILIATIONS: Heroic Warriors

WEAPONRY: Front-mounted dual laser cannons, rear-mounted swiveling laser cannon

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Early warning system for detecting danger


While the Heroic Warriors had many android horses, even one named Strider, Man-At-Arms built a more well-armed mechanical equine named Stridor, with a brown, silver, and orange color scheme. Possessing more strength than other android horses, Stridor also had a computer system that could detect imminent danger. To warn his rider of an attack, Stridor would give an alarm neigh, like a real horse.

During a battle with the evil wizard Morgoth, Stridor demonstrated true heroism when he penetrated the evil wizard’s magic barrier designed to keep out all living things. Since Stridor was not alive, he successfully knocked Morgoth’s magic gem and anchor to Eternia out of the barrier, allowing He Man to destroy it and prevent Morgoth’s return. Grateful, He-Man carried Stridor to Man-At-Arms for repairs despite being weakened himself during the battle. After restoring the android’s functions, Man-At-Arms used a specially designed Electro-Thought Monitor to discover that Stridor, despite being a robot, dreamed of freedom. The Sorceress suggested that the battle with Morgoth had given Stridor a spark of life and that he now possessed a mind of his own. As a result, Man-At-Arms granted Stridor his dream of freedom, although He-Man speculated Stridor would return when he was needed.


In the mini comics, Stridor was presented as Fisto’s heroic armored war horse. The magnificent steed wore an orange helmet and was capable of delivering mighty kicks with his rear legs.

The armored war horse was intelligent and possessed the power of speech. When Fisto was taken prisoner by the Evil Warriors, Stridor saved him by alerting He-Man.

Bonus Info:

Origin of the Sorceress is the 73rd episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Marsh Lamore.

Voiced by: Lou Scheimer (credited as Erik Gunden) as Orko, Teela Na’s friend, Stridor, Rachney and Repta

Stridor Filmation with Man-At-Arms and MOTU Stridor Origins line with Fisto

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