Maybe There is Some Hope…
Posted On July 1, 2019
I finally read the comments on WinxClubEnglish’s Aisha/Nex love story video. All the typical stuff was there:
- “Aisha and Nabu forever!”
- “Nabbbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! ???????????????”
- “Roy was better!”
- “Nex is a rip-off of Riven/a less-interesting, less-developed badly-written Riven!” (If you have to use that many qualifiers, maybe Nex isn’t a type of “Riven”, after all. Also, I love how Riven has devolved from a specific character to a stereotype.)
One Aisha/Nex hater has been working overtime, replying to practically every comment. (There are almost 400.) He hates Nex so much, he even called Nex’s voice actor Marc Thompson an idiot. Also, the Winx fandom apparently needs a time machine to erase him and Thoren from history. ?
That wasn’t the only dramatic comment. Another hater said Nex isn’t just “the worst person for Aisha”, but for Winx Club itself because of his personality. My guess is they’re one of those fans who thinks he’s a womanizer, a misogynist, an egotistical a-hole, or all of the above. He’s not just a flawed character who still has redeeming qualities and is able to (and already has) become a better person.
Despite all this, things weren’t as bad as I expected. I saw several positive comments about Aisha and Nex, and some fans defended them for once. (I couldn’t help but jump into the fray after I saw that.) A couple fans even had the guts to say they prefer Aisha with Nex than with Nabu! Blasphemy!
I didn’t see many comments about Aisha and Nex’s interactions in Winx season eight, so I still think most people who commented (especially the haters) haven’t watched it yet. The English dub hasn’t premiered yet, after all. So even though the video had scenes from the Sirenix arc, those fans wouldn’t know the context. I wonder how they’ll feel after they finally watch the new season.
Let’s hope this comment comes true:
Season 6 fandom reaction: “I seriously hate him! Even Roy is better than Nex! starts sobbing wE wAnT NaBU bACk”
Season 7 fandom reaction: “I still hate him!! And where the heck is Roy???”
Season 8 fandom reaction: “Meh, I think [I] can’t help but ship them…”
Season 8 kiss scene fandom reaction: “JUST MARRY ALREADY!”
Sounds like typical behavior for a fandom. Hey, Rainbow, where’s that kiss scene?
Bottom line: I’m starting to think the fandom will warm up to Aisha and Nex. We’re only halfway into season eight, and some haters are already changing their minds about them. Things are finally looking up.