and his Evil Warriors scatter for cover as King Hiss transforms
Snake Mountain with the Medallion of Serpos, causing the snake wrapped
around it to come to life and sprout two extra heads, as the mountain
itself is the binding place of the mighty snake god Serpos. Under
Hiss's instructions, Serpos heads for the Royal Palace of Eternia.
He-Man and the Masters try to stop it, but Serpos is too powerful
and breaks through them. At the palace, the people are evacuated
and the Royal Guard fire upon Serpos. Serpos breathes fire and burns
parts of the palace to the ground. He-Man tries to stop him, but
is knocked back so hard that he changes back into Prince Adam and
loses his sword. The Sorceress calls for Zodak to come and help.
King Hiss takes Serpos to Castle Grayskull to consume the power
of the Elders, the very ones that long ago trapped it in stone,
which led to the formation of Snake Mountain. Zodak brings Prince
Adam his sword, and he transforms back into He-Man. The Snake Men
tie up King Randor and the other Masters, but Kobra Khan falls for
a trick of the King's, and the small group manages to fight back.
Zodak goes after King Hiss. Their final battle sees Zodak avenging
his brother by hypnotizing King Hiss's other heads on his arms and
around his body and making them bite the main head off of King Hiss's
shoulders. The King writhes in pain, but is still sure that Serpos
will soon restore him. He-Man struggles against Serpos outside Castle
Grayskull until his sword splits down the middle, revealing a blade
that can cut off the heads of Serpos. With two heads gone, Serpos
is weak enough to be finished off. The Elders emerge from Castle
Grayskull and once again expel Serpos back to the Dark Hemisphere
and turn him into stone again, trapping him as Snake Mountain. Zodak
and He-Man bring the Snake Men the carcass of King Hiss. Realizing
that their leader is gone and that the battle is lost, the Snake
Men retreat. King Randor thanks He-Man for saving Eternia again.
He-Man extends the thanks to Zodak, who has finally avenged his
Some parts were good, but overall it was rushed. It could have been much better.
To this date "The Final Invasion" from the New Adventures of He-Man still stands as the best finale He-=Man has ever had, it paced things exceptionally, it gave you He-Man vs Skeletor, it gave you an ENDING, and a beggining.
Season Two's arc finale was sadly, not one of closure, of all of the Snake Men, only Kiss Hiss was deal a significant blow, the episode barly featured Skeletor, and whilst some might look on He-Man taking on Serpos, Snake Mountain itself, as a well animated conflict, I look on it differently, the idea in using Snake Mountain as Serpos was patetly ludicrous, obviously there to please very bad fanfiction writers, a lot of other fanfiction-esque moments such as the sword opening up and Zodac defeating the main villain of the arc just serves to undermine the character of He-Man himself
Season Two was vastly overated, only a few of the early episodes in this season save it from mediocre and bland episodes, a shame the series had to end like this.