23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Castle in the Sky
Muska survived the end of the filmEveryone seems to assume he fell to his Disney Death even though it wasn't shown (and the film wasn't shy about showing some serious falls). Sheeta and Pazu manage to cling to the roots, the number of roots there and the close proximity between the three of them makes it more than likely he could to the same. Plus it would just be super poetic for him to survive and be trapped in the very place he had spent his life searching for, while deprived of its technologies and not even having working eyes to appreciate its beauty.
Dola is Pippi Longstocking grown up.Think about it. She's super strong, super awesome and a pirate. And there is a picture in her private chambers on the Tiger Moth that looks suspiciously like early Pippi Longstocking concept art that Studio Ghibli did when they wanted to make a Pippi movie.