Skeletor devises a cunning scheme to capture Queen Marlena and lead He-Man to his robot bird Screeech, and he sends Whiplash, Merman, Clawful and Kobra Khan to carry it out. Kobra Khan kidnaps Marlena after overpowering the Royal Family with his sleep gas, then he and Merman take her through the Haunted Forest back to Snake Mountain. Whiplash and Clawful, meanwhile, create visible tracks in the ground in the opposite direction. When the Royal Family awake, He-Man, Man-At-Arms and Teela follow Whiplash and Clawful's false trail, which will only lead them to Screech. But Cringer's sense of smell detects that Marlena was taken towards the Haunted Forest, and so he and Orko set out to follow the correct trail. Encountering many dangers along the way, this is Cringer's big chance to prove he's no Fraidy Cat!