Something I want to see in Winx season nine is Aisha and Nex sit down, maybe while on a date, and share what they like about each other. I’m sick of the negative assumptions about why he pursued her. No, he didn’t see her as a challenge. He didn’t just think she was pretty, either. And where did you get the idea he just wants to be king of Andros? ?
Rainbow revealed the real reason in books and character descriptions, but I think the Winx fandom needs to hear it from him. (Of course, they might say he’s lying since they don’t trust him. ?)
They also need to know why Aisha loves him. Maybe they’d see what she sees in him if they heard it from her own mouth. Again, Rainbow has already talked about it outside the show, but a dedicated scene might help it stick in the fandom’s minds. Also, it’d be a sweet bonding moment for this couple.
Speaking of sweet, I’d love to see more romantic moments between them, as well as more “power couple” scenes.
2. Nex will get more development (specifically, a backstory).
If the rumor about season nine’s format is true, this might be Nex’s best chance at getting a backstory. Think about it. With 52 episodes (13 minutes apiece), each of the 12 main characters (the Winx and Specialists) could get four focus episodes.
Of course, Bloom and Sky would probably get more, and the Trix might get some, too. So if we give the royal couple, say, six episodes each and set aside six for the Trix, that leaves 34 episodes split among the other ten characters. That’s about three episodes each. Still plenty.
I’ll say it again: Rainbow should not give him a tragic backstory. What would be the point? After all, the Winx fandom can’t feel sorry for him anymore. But they can see him as a normal guy, not the wretch they think he is.
Meanwhile, I’ll keep coming up with backstories for him. I like the one I created for my Winx rewrite, as well as the one for my non-Winx fanfic Baby Steps. They’re different, but some of the same themes are there.
3. Aisha will introduce Nex to her parents.
If there’s one thing I didn’t like about the Gorgol arc in Winx season eight, it’s that Nex didn’t interact with Aisha’s parents. Rainbow let Twinkly talk to King Teredor, but not his daughter’s boyfriend? The priorities seem askew here.
Will this happen? Probably not, but I’ll keep dreaming.
4. Aisha and Nex will finally kiss.
It’s another big ask from Winx Club nowadays, but I want to see Aisha and Nex kiss at least once! They’re the only couple who haven’t, and it’s one reason some fans don’t believe they’re in love. The reality is Rainbow toned down the relationships. None of the couples kiss anymore.
Except Bloom and Sky, of course, in Winx season seven. Daphne and Thoren got a kiss, too, but it was at their wedding. That’s all in the last three seasons.
C’mon, Rainbow. Please make an exception for Aisha and Nex. They need it.
Of course, I’d prefer to see them kiss in their original character designs, but beggars can’t be choosers.
5. They’ll still be a couple when the season ends.
I’ll be honest: I only watch Winx Club for these two now. The story doesn’t interest me anymore, and I don’t care as much about the Magic Dimension as I used to. It’s the characters that matter the most to me, and Aisha and Nex are at the top of my list. They’re my favorite couple, and I look forward to their relationship and adventures every season.