My Hopes For Aisha and Nex in Winx Season 8, Part III (+ An Announcement) *UPDATE*
Posted On April 13, 2019
Last year, I wrote a couple posts (here and here) about my hopes for Aisha and Nex in Winx season eight. But we didn’t know much about it back then. It premieres next week — and a three-episode preview was released on Wednesday — so this is my last chance to make some wishes.
Now that we know more about season eight, here are my hopes for Aisha and Nex. (Note: My other hopes still apply.)
We know at least a couple episodes take place on Andros, and her parents — King Teredor and Queen Niobe — will appear. This is the perfect opportunity for Aisha to introduce Nex to them. It’s happened in the comics already, so why shouldn’t it happen in the show?
That would also be a great way to develop their relationship. What will her parents think of him? What will he think of them and of Andros? Will he be able to fit in?
Rainbow just did this plot with Timmy in seasons six and seven, but it’s a plot that can safely be recycled. After all, don’t we expect all the guys to meet their potential in-laws someday? I know I do.
This is typical of the Winx fandom — some of them even thought Roy was Nabu — and it’s awkward when you think about it. Can’t there be young, dark-skinned, named male characters other than Nabu in Winx Club? Why would we assume they’re all the same guy?
And why would they all be love interests for Aisha? Why not another Winx? Or Roxy? Or nobody?
I hope that fan’s “official” story isn’t true. One part may already be disproven, thanks to the preview. The fan said Orion builds a fort that launches bombs. The closest thing we’ve seen is a robot that shoots missiles, but it belongs to Valtor’s sidekick Obscurum. Unless it turns out that Orion made it for him, Orion’s story may have nothing to do with explosives. Oops! ?
The fifth episode of the season is called “Orion’s Secret”, so we’ll find out soon what he’s about. If you ask me, episode five out of 26 is too early for a twist that a character is the reincarnation of a dead fiancé. Plus, it would overshadow Riven’s return a few episodes earlier.
UPDATE: The fan who posted Orion’s “official” backstory has deleted their post.
3. Aisha and Nex will spend a lot of time together during their missions.
Rainbow has hyped the Specialists’ “return” a lot already. (It’s more like a return to relevancy.) They even included them in the “15 Reasons To Watch Winx Club Season 8″ promotion on Instagram. Sounds like the Winx’s boyfriends might play more significant roles this season — or at least help out more than they have in recent seasons.
I won’t hold my breath, though. Rainbow also hyped Roxy during the Winx season seven era, but she didn’t get much screen time. They knew they were just using her as bait to lure fans in.
But if the Specialists are a major part of season eight, Aisha and Nex might have a lot of scenes together. I hope they’ll include a kiss or two. Rainbow mucked up their kiss scene last season. ?
4. Nex will do or say something that finally endears him (and this couple) to the fandom.
I don’t care what he does (as long as he’s still dating Aisha afterwards). He could risk his life for her, support her through a tough situation, or even just say, “I love you”! Something needs to happen that repairs Nex’s and this couple’s reputations.
Nothing Rainbow has tried so far has worked. The moment needs to be meaningful and memorable in order to overcome this mountain of negative opinions. It’s a tall order, but I hope it can still be done. (I talked more about this here.)
5. Aisha and Nex will still be a couple after season eight is over.
Obviously, I want this more than anything. I want Aisha and Nex to be a couple for the rest of the series — and beyond. ❤️
Against my better judgement, I peeked at the first three episodes. The screenshot above is from “A Kingdom of Lumens” (Winx season 8, episode 2). Before the Winx leave for Lumenia, they stop by Redfountain. (By the way, Nex is definitely a Specialist now.) Aisha lays her hands in Nex’s, and — if my knowledge of Italian and French (they’re similar) serves me — she says something about missing him a lot. Awwwww! ?
Later, after the Winx and the Specialists fight Valtor’s golems together, Musa has another spat with Riven. At one point, Nex is holding Aisha’s hands again in the background:
This doesn’t seem like a couple who’s about to break up. In fact, it feels like they’ve grown closer to each other. It’s too early to tell what will happen, of course — except Musa and Riven will probably get back together again — but I feel more optimistic than I have in a couple years.
(Side note: Also, after seeing the new art style in action, I’m starting to love it. It’s different, but it has a charm to it. Change is good.)
Still, I think running this blog while the rest of the season is airing would be too stressful for me. I’m nervous. For that reason, I’m taking a break. Both this blog and Prattler’s Paradise will be on hiatus.
Whether or not I come back depends on what happens in season eight. If all my wishes for Aisha and Nex come true, I’ll feel more comfortable. Otherwise — especially if #5 on this list doesn’t happen — I’ll too upset to keep this blog going.
Let’s hope things go well. If you follow this blog, you’ll know if/when I come back. Goodbye for now. Please keep rooting for Aisha and Nex!