He-Man's "The Dragon Invasion" and "The
Dragon's Gift" share more than just a similar title.
battle scenes are not too commonplace in the He-Man
and She-Ra series, especially one on one hand-to-hand
combat. Occasionally to cut costs Filmation would reuse
battle scenes, and very occasionally they would reanimate
an identical battle with different characters.
soon as Skeletor gains complete control of the Dragon Pearl
in the episode "The Dragon Invasion," he wastes
no time in using it. It's especially shocking when we see
the giant hand of Skeletor grab He-Man's small arm and force
him to the ground. So imagine how much more shocking it
is when we see an Ice Hacker in "The Dragon's Gift,"
grab He-Man's small arm and force him to the ground in exactly
the same way!
the left we have the images from MU9 - "The Dragon Invasion."
on the right we have the images from MU34 - "The Dragon's Gift."
it's because they both have the word "Dragon"
in the title of the episode?