is a fictional character
in the animated television series She-Ra: Princess of Power
, which is part of the Masters of the Universe
franchise. She is a member of The Great Rebellion
. As her name implies she is a sorceress and is able to wield great magic
. She is the Queen of Mystacor. She is sometimes called Casta by other members of the Rebellion.
Castaspella was taught her magical abilities by a sorcerer called Norwyn, who used white magic. He also tutored Shadow Weaver
. Castaspella worked hard for her power but Shadow Weaver was tempted by evil. The two are bitter enemies, but were once great friends, so much so that Castaspella knows enough that she can pre-empt any spells that Shadow Weaver may use against the Rebellion. Once Castaspella had achieved her great power, she was deemed suitable to be the ruler of Mystacor. Not long after this her kingdom was captured by an evil witch named Mortella. She drained some of Castaspella's power and turned her into a weak old woman. Bow
, working together, discovered the source of Mortella's power and destroyed it. With Mortella now powerless Castaspella reverted to her normal self.
In a later She-Ra episode, Castaspella sees Adora's brother, Prince Adam, for the first time and becomes very smitten with him, so much so that she "accidentally" leaves the Pool of Vision active, thereby pulling him into Etheria. Prince Adam also shows a mutual interest in her as well. At the end of the episode, when Adora teasingly said that her brother likes Castaspella "a little bit", Castaspella assures her to give her some time.
Castaspella, at one time, took an apprentice of her own named Ariel.
In the Ladybird Book, "She-Ra and the Golden Goose", Castaspella is portrayed as a member of the Horde
working for Catra
. In "Catra's Ice Palace, she is depicted as one of Catra's spys.
Powers and abilities
Castaspella, being a sorceress, has many magical abilities at her disposal. She has exhibited powers such as teleportation
, materialisation, and transformation
. Castaspella has also demonstrated on various occasions, her vast knowledge of all things magical and mystical. She also wears a pair of magical discs on her bracelets that can fire energy blasts.