A Series of Essays to Prepare us For the End to The Owl House
Hello, everyone! It’s RJ Writing Ink here with a very special announcement. Starting tomorrow, I will post the first in a series of character studies for fictional works. The work in question is one of the most thought-provoking, character/lore-driven animated series I’ve seen in years, The Owl House.
If you’ve followed my blog since 2019, then you know I’ve been keeping up with The Owl House since its premiere. Debuting in January 2020, The Owl House was the second of two shows that served as spiritual successors to Disney’s defining cartoon of the 2010s, Gravity Falls, the other being Amphibia. This makes sense since a Gravity Falls alumni created both shows, with Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch voicing two of the main characters on The Owl House. All good things end, though, and on April 8th, 2023, The Owl House will reach its conclusion thanks to Disney cutting the final season short. The joke’s on them, though, as they’ve since realized how immensely popular it is. It’s too late, though, since Dana’s already quit.
While its time on TV got cut short, the show’s staff and fans are making the most of things by enjoying the shortened final season. The first two specials have been solid, helping to wrap up various character arcs in satisfying ways. So, what better way to celebrate the finale than by reflecting on the characters?
Let’s Look at How Far The Owl House Cast Has Come
One of my favorite aspects of The Owl House has been how much emphasis it’s put on developing its characters. They’re not just static; they grow, develop, and change throughout the story. As we head into the finale, you’d hardly recognize several of the cast, both in terms of personality and physical appearance. It might not be for everyone, but that’s the sort of thing that I like to see in shows like Avatar: the Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Amphibia, and The Owl House. I love it, and having gotten to know many of these characters fairly well, I have a lot of thoughts on them. Thoughts on who they are, where they came from, and how we’ve seen them develop over the show’s run. Thus, I’ve decided to commit them to word to get us pumped up for the finale.
I won’t be doing every character, mind you. I want to do the ones that I think have the most significant development over the show’s run. Even then, that’s still a lot. However, I’m dedicated to this, and I wanna see it through. So, without further ado, here’s a list of the character studies I’ll be posting in the days leading up to the series finale:
- Emperor Belos: the Madness of Religious Fanaticism Personified
- Hunter: Overcoming Domestic Abuse
- Amity Blight: Learning to Define Oneself
- Gus: The Little Brother of the Hexsquad
- Willow: From Wallflower to Powerhouse
- King: From Delusions of Grandeur to Wanting to be Normal
- Eda: Learning to Open Up to Others Again
- Camilla Noceda: Learning to Accept People for Who they Are
- Luz Noceda: the Struggle to Gain Acceptance
I’ve got a lot of stuff to cover, and I cannot wait to share my thoughts with everyone. This is going to be fun!
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