By the Power (He-Man) versus For the Honor (She-Ra)--which is more impressive?
I would rate She-Ra the fifth most pathetic hero for girls--for the simple reason that she is a blatant copy of He-Man but not as cool. The Sword of Protection (not Power), the Palace (not Castle), and instead of "I Have the Power" she just says "I am She-Ra". Basically She-Ra seems to struggle just to exist with almost no assertive sounding abilities. Even her animal, Spirit, gets the magical power to grow wings and fly away (c.f. Battle-Cat who, um, battles).
It reminds me of how I felt as a ten-year-old when I was reading the Narnia books and Aslan said "the Daughters of Eve will not fight in the battle", and instead of weapons they get given healing potions and so forth. Is it too much to ask for a female hero that kicks butt when kicking butt is called for?