Before being known as The Sorceress she lived in a small village where she went by the name Teela'Na. When the Horde came to Eternia and attacked her home, none in the village would stand against them. She wished to do something to help her village so she seeked out an elder of the village, here she was told that she would find help at Castle Greyskull. With some assistance she managed to escape from the clutches of the Horde and travel to Castle Greyskull. Once inside she asked for someone to help her and her village.
After her request was made a great eagle flew in and changed into a woman, this woman told her that she would help her, but it would come at a cost: her freedom. She would have the power to save her home, but would forever be bound to Castle Greyskull as its Guardian.
She would never be able to leave in her mortal form. Agreeing to the conditions of the offer she was granted the power to drive the Horde off. After her village was safe she returned to Castle Greyskull to become its Guardian.
The Sorceress possesses vast psychic, mystical and magical abilities that include creating powerful shields, flying, and transformation. Usually she turns into a great falcon, when she is in this form she goes by the name of Zoar. Her ultimate goal is to protect Castle Greyskull at all costs.