“I’m Still Here”: Why Nex Exists
Posted On March 19, 2019
I hate that the Winx fandom doesn’t even treat Nex like he’s Aisha’s boyfriend. They act like he’s just a random character hovering around the group — for three seasons soon, by the way — with no attachment to anyone.
Don’t they realize this is the longest Aisha has known or dated anyone? Don’t they know Nex is the only guy who has a canon reason for falling in love with her that goes beyond similarities? Don’t they know all the symbolism that links these two together, to the extent that it wouldn’t be a stretch to call them soulmates?
Nex exists to love and be loved by Aisha. Period.
Yet the Winx fandom acts like this relationship is temporary. Like it doesn’t even exist. Like it doesn’t even matter.
A Song For Nex
Have you seen the Disney movie Treasure Planet? (It’s as underrated as this couple. ?) Sometimes when I think about Jim’s theme, “I’m Still Here”, I think about Nex. (It’s a weird connection, but my brain does that all the time.) Not all the lyrics work for this situation, but some of them do, especially these two lines:
They can’t tell me who to be
‘Cause I’m not what they see
It’s like I said in my first post about why I don’t support Aisha/Roy. The Winx fandom doesn’t understand Nex’s character. They think they do, but how they describe him doesn’t match how Rainbow describes him. The fandom’s version of him is a myth at worst and a caricature at best.
I also love these lyrics:
And you see the things they never see
All you wanted, I could be
Now you know me, and I’m not afraid
It feels like something Nex would say to Aisha. ? She always sees the good in him. Remember in “La Prova di Nex” when she told him, “Once [my dad] gets to know you better, he’ll love you”? Replace “my dad” with “the Winx fandom” and “he’ll” with “they’ll”, and I hope that’s a true statement.
Finally, these lines sum up the whole situation nicely:
And I want a moment to be real
Wanna touch things I don’t feel
Wanna hold on and feel I belong
And how can they say I never change?
They’re the ones that stay the same
I’m the one now
‘Cause I’m still here
Nex has been in the group for two seasons (three soon). I’m sure he’d wanna feel like he’s one of them, like he belongs with them. Yet the fandom still treats him like an outsider.
Also, this fandom has stayed the same for over a decade. People have come and gone, but the same opinions and topics get recycled year after year with no one ever challenging them. I honestly have more faith that Nex will grow as a person than that the fandom will.
Regardless, he’s still here. He’s the one Aisha chose. I don’t know what it’ll take to change the fandom’s attitude towards him, but this couple deserves another chance.