Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dark Aisha?

 


In Season 2 and in "The Shadow Phoenix", we see Bloom turn dark through the power of magic. This angry, sullen, watch-me-kill-all-my-friends-happily version of her was dubbed "Dark Bloom." Two seasons later, after Nabu's death, Aisha goes to the side of the not-so-good. However, she rarely, if ever, is referred to as "Dark Aisha" or "Dark Layla" by the fandom, even if people refer to this period as "when she went dark."

Anyone who has seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer can likely see the similarities between Aisha and Season 6 Willow... if not, I won't spoil it. However, I will say that it makes me consider that the main reason our fairy of waves isn't always classified as "Dark Aisha," might have to be because her appearance never changes. While working with Nebula and the Vengeance Fairies, she looks just like a Winx. However, Dark Bloom had a huge appearance change, her outfit darkening and becoming less soft and feminine, as did Buffy's Willow (her hair and eyes turn black).

Does a change of appearance or use of dark magic make a dark character? Or do actions and emotions? What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. Layla,Aisha also never wanted to hurt anyone...actions make you dark, she never had dark actions, she felt since the wizards were evil wanted to defeat them was still good...an innocent missed judgement especially when they take the love of your life, but she never wanted to hurt her friends or Earth or anyone else only the ones who she knew were evil and deserved it...sometimes you think your doing the right thing...you just don't realize it's in the wrong way, Bloom did want to hurt her friends cause she no longer felt compassion for them, she was practically compelled into evil by a dark spell.

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  2. As you've pointed out, Bloom turns dark though The Shadow Pheonix's spell, which she did try to resist. In contrast, Aisha (Layla) chooses to take part in Morgana's hunt for the wizards on her own free will.
    However, these types of spells only seem to effect creatures that have a separate "magical facade".
    This explains why Riven and Sky's apperances (with the exception of their eyes) didn't seem change when they "turned dark" as a result of dark spells beeing cast on them.

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  3. Aisha did not think before she acted, which was pointed out by our little ms Dragonflame (Bloom) who does kinda take control of everything at times, whereas Bloom was forced into darkness. However on Aisha's move, I will admit that I am sometimes impulsive.

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  4. I think when bloom transformed she changed completely because both her attitude and appearance changed so she had different look to the people it took a while to change her back to normal bloom but when Aisha changed she was to mad about Nabu that she forget herself and only wanted revenge but with kind words from her friends so i think bloom transformation was really more"dark" then Aisha's

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  6. Aisha never durned dark she only wanted to get revenge on the wizards of the black circle but at the end of season 4 she realized that what she was doing was wrong

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  7. I agree with Anon, 7, and Winx Club fan

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  8. I think the difference here is that Bloom is Dark Bloom because she was changed, with a spell, she was like a different person, while Layla was still Layla.( I'm not used to calling her Aisha you all get my meanining). She acted on her own free will. She was still the same person, same powers? She also didn't change her appearance for she must have felt like a same person, just under the circumstances her feelings were as they were...
    Does anyone get what I'm trying to say?

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  9. @WWinxhelina I agree I am still used to calling her Layla and thanx Kica

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  10. Aisha n Amentia (RedQueen)October 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    I think Aisha was more embittered on the inside than on the outside, and a spell wasn't cast on her, so she doesn't look any different. She was just confused and angry about Nabu.

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  11. Layla had no mind-control over her while Bloom had hers under Darkar's control. Moreover, she had no evil ambitions, she just wanted to avenge Nabu.

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