Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Villain Retrospect - Lady Diabolyn
Villain Retrospectives series, most of the shows I found were ones I'd at least heard of. I remember their toylines, or I'd seen a skit about them on Robot Chicken. But there were a few that I'd never heard of before, from the early 80s that never had an action figure tie-in. Most of them were at least similar to other shows, like Galtar and the Golden Lance and Blackstar being almost the same style as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe or Thundarr the Barabarian. The odd man (or should I say odd girl) out was definitely Wildfire.
Wildfire looks like a strange crossover between Barbie and She-Ra, a cartoon made for girls that love horses and princesses, but is much more complicated than it first seems. Princess Sara is born to the queen (who immediately dies, which is the first thing you seen in the intro!) and is transported by Wildfire, a talking horse, to Earth to save her from the queen's evil step-sister, Lady Diabolyn. Sara has to split her time between Earth and the land of Dar-Shan, thwarting her aunt's schemes.