In the first episode of He-Man (1983), Skeletor approaches Castle Grayskull with his cronies, and says:

Without He-Man to defend it, Castle Grayskull will be ours!

Then the door is forced open, with the help of Tri-Klops, revealing He-Man behind the door. Tri-Klops has the ability to see through objects. Why didn't he see He-Man?

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    I think he is triclops, cyclops is from x-men. May be the door was enchanted?
    – user5722
    Oct 29 '13 at 10:05
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    @rps "May be the door was enchanted?" - So you mean "a wizard did it"? ;-)
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Oct 29 '13 at 10:24
  • @rps He is Tri-Klops. Edited it in question.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Oct 29 '13 at 10:44
  • @rps: Thanks, I just mis-heard/remembered the name...
    – Flimzy
    Oct 29 '13 at 14:23
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    As the quoted dialogue suggests, Skeletor didn't expect He-Man to be there, so there was no reason for Tri-Klops to 'Gamma-scan' the castle. Was it smart not to double check? Well, Skeletor underestimating He-Man is basically a trope.
    – Oliver_C
    Nov 3 '13 at 10:51

May be the Castle Grayskull's doors are X-ray proof.

On a serious note think about this Castle grayskull holds the secret of Eternia and all the elder's powers if Tri-Klops could peek into its doors it wouldn't make it much of a fortress really.

Also I think that Sorceress magic is powerful even though it's not powerful compared to Skeletor's but I assume its good enough to give a primary layer to the Castle Grayskull which I presume would've stopped Tri-Klops' vision.

PS: I have vague memories of the 83 show I am basing this answer on the new Heman show which came out in 2000.

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