When Aisha’s mother, Queen Niobe, tried to convince her to marry Nabu, Aisha said, “When the right time comes, I’ll choose my guy.” Fast forward to Winx season six. In comic #131, “La Prova di Nex” (Nex’s Test), she introduced Nex to her parents.
It might not sound like a big deal, but that scene wouldn’t have been possible with Nabu or Roy as her boyfriend. Niobe chose Nabu for Aisha, and Roy was Teredor’s assistant, so they already knew him and trusted him. I think bringing home a guy who has to earn her parents’ approval fits her story and her declaration better.
Did she get to choose her guy before she met Nex? Sort of, but Rainbow rigged the circumstances so her choice didn’t change her status quo. She “chose” Ophir before she knew he was Nabu, but why does that matter? He was still the guy her mom wanted her to marry, so all Aisha did was accept the arranged marriage. If Ophir had been someone else, she might have had to stand up for herself and learn to deal with the consequences of her decisions.
Roy was a member of the royal court. Could there have been some backlash to Aisha dating a servant? Maybe, but like I said, her parents already trusted him. The other members of the court knew him, too. Even the merfolk knew him, and they seemed to like him. So most likely, it wouldn’t have been a big deal.
But Nex doesn’t work for her family, he isn’t from Andros, and he’s most likely a commoner. This is the first life-altering romantic decision Aisha has made. She didn’t just choose her own guy — she chose an outsider. How will their relationship affect them, their families, and her kingdom?
Rainbow, you have a setup for a great love story. Please don’t screw it up.