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** Perhaps, while Unkar had a worthy character to become Trollhunter, his physical capabilities, unfortunately, wasn't quite up to snuff

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** Perhaps, while Unkar had a worthy character to become Trollhunter, his physical capabilities, unfortunately, wasn't quite up to snuffsnuff.
***It wasn't his physical capabilities that were lacking. Unkar died because he got overconfident, forgetting Rule One: Always be afraid. Which is also why Blinky is so insistent on instilling that lesson in Jim.




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**3below answers this: [[spoiler: The Deep was the Vault for Gaylen's Core, designed to confront a person with their worst fear. Jim was somehow able to overcome his fear.]]



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** Do we even know if this is true? Blinky says no trollhunter ever lost the amulet before. We only see Jim lose the amulet twice: The first time he doesn't try to summon it, but the second time he does, and it works (albeit with difficulty). Maybe Blinky was simply wrong.




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** Strickler says that they have a completely human form and a completely troll form. There are some questions that remain (such as whether the troll form is vulnerable to daylight), but presumably in human form he would have completely human teeth.




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** And don't forget that Usurna is shamelessly self-centered. If the bridge really had been lost forever, what does she care? She's in a good political position with the current troll government.




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** That might have been Merlin's original plan, if Jim had successfully recovered the staff for him. But with only a couple days at best, Merlin figured it was a better tactical choice to just focus all his energies on Morgana and worry about Gunmar later. He wasn't exactly against the idea of fighting Gunmar, he just thought that trying to defeat him before Morgana was released was a fool's errand.




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** They didn't have long to think about it before she revealed her allegiance to Gunmar, at which point it was all moot.




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** Because Gunmar hates the changelings. It wasn't just that they were of no more immediate use, he is deeply offended by the mere existence of the "Impure," and the second he no longer had a reason to keep them alive, he was happy to kill them all.




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** Also, they had killed the Trollhunter and destroyed the Amulet, while right in the middle of a human town. With their greatest enemy gone and the army in a position where it would be difficult to get to hiding quickly, it likely seemed like a great idea to strike hard and fast. The American military might have been able to defeat Gunmar soon, but that wouldn't be much comfort to Arcadia.


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*** One is that it's not exactly designed this way, more of the way it happens. Throwing it away, is attempting to reject it, so it keeps insisting on returning, being drawn back to it's owner. But when it's stolen, that is a separate being enforcing it's own will, it's own ownership onto the amulet, so it can't simply return to it's rightful owner. Thus, when Jim ''really'' needed it, his own will and ownership was able to override [[spoiler: Strickler's]].
*** Another is that the will of Merlin is at play. We've seen later, that Merlin's will and awareness is still within the amulet ([[spoiler: When Jim wishes he hadn't picked up the amulet, Merlin specifically goes and retrieve's Unkar to cast a spell on Jim]]) so it may be that Merlin's will is what's returning it. So either Merlin refuses to return the amulet when it is stolen, or else Merlin's will can only wake up/act when the Troll Hunter is questioning it/his role.
*** Considering Merlin's actions in the third season, it's possible Merlin chose not to include a "returns when stolen" power to the amulet in case a Trollhunter turned against him and he had to take the amulet away from them.

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*** ** One is that it's not exactly designed this way, more of the way it happens. Throwing it away, is attempting to reject it, so it keeps insisting on returning, being drawn back to it's owner. But when it's stolen, that is a separate being enforcing it's own will, it's own ownership onto the amulet, so it can't simply return to it's rightful owner. Thus, when Jim ''really'' needed it, his own will and ownership was able to override [[spoiler: Strickler's]].
*** ** Another is that the will of Merlin is at play. We've seen later, that Merlin's will and awareness is still within the amulet ([[spoiler: When Jim wishes he hadn't picked up the amulet, Merlin specifically goes and retrieve's Unkar to cast a spell on Jim]]) so it may be that Merlin's will is what's returning it. So either Merlin refuses to return the amulet when it is stolen, or else Merlin's will can only wake up/act when the Troll Hunter is questioning it/his role.
*** ** Considering Merlin's actions in the third season, it's possible Merlin chose not to include a "returns when stolen" power to the amulet in case a Trollhunter turned against him and he had to take the amulet away from them.
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*** Pretty much. Simply put, it wasn't dwelt on because her being home in the next episode is enough to imply that she went home or was brought home off-screen in the previous.

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*** ** Pretty much. Simply put, it wasn't dwelt on because her being home in the next episode is enough to imply that she went home or was brought home off-screen in the previous.previous.

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* Also in Season 2 we have Unkar the Unfortunate show Jim what would have happened if he was never chosen and it ending on [[spoiler:it actually being Merlin and saying]] "The amulet doesn't make mistakes. Yet, the Amulet chose Unkar who died after only a SINGLE DAY of being the Trollhunter. If he was SO bad for the job that a human teenager survived longer and got closer than anyone else to destroying Gunmar thus far, why did the Amulet choose Unkar?

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* Also in Season 2 we have Unkar the Unfortunate show Jim what would have happened if he was never chosen and it ending on [[spoiler:it actually being Merlin and saying]] "The amulet doesn't make mistakes. " Yet, the Amulet chose Unkar who died after only a SINGLE DAY of being the Trollhunter. If he was SO bad for the job that a human teenager survived longer and got closer than anyone else to destroying Gunmar thus far, why did the Amulet choose Unkar?



* Why is it that changelings seem to have a positive view of in-universe fictional characters and myths are . . . well, jerks from a human perspective? Strickler compares Jim to Atlas saying Atlas carried the weight of the world, ignoring that Atlas was a Greek Titan who was ''forced'' to hold up the sky as punishment for losing the war with the gods, while [[spoiler:Nomura calls Jim "Little Gynt" despite Jim being a NiceGuy and Peter Gynt is a womanizer that ruins others' lives by being selfish?]]

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* Why is it that changelings seem to have a positive view of in-universe fictional characters and myths are . . .are... well, jerks from a human perspective? Strickler compares Jim to Atlas saying Atlas carried the weight of the world, ignoring that Atlas was a Greek Titan who was ''forced'' to hold up the sky as punishment for losing the war with the gods, while [[spoiler:Nomura calls Jim "Little Gynt" despite Jim being a NiceGuy and Peter Gynt is a womanizer that ruins others' lives by being selfish?]]



*** Actually, Nomura calls him "Little Gynt" because he was ignorantly whistling "In the hall of the mountain king" after being imprisoned.. under them mountain.

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*** ** Actually, Nomura calls him "Little Gynt" because he was ignorantly whistling "In the hall of the mountain king" after being imprisoned.. imprisoned under them mountain.mountain.

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*** Alternatively, maybe the method of taking the armor off has changed or become more complicated. Due to his distressed state, Jim was too upset to want to take the time to figure it out, or to go find Merlin for help. Other than it adding to the drama, Jim being unable to take the armor off is also probably because animating [[spoiler: troll!]]Jim in other clothes would be expensive due to new animation rigs being a pain in the ass to make, and LimitedAnimation/budgets being a thing. Since he ate half the kitchen after getting stuck, let's hope either this, or the previous contributor's theory, is right.

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*** ** Alternatively, maybe the method of taking the armor off has changed or become more complicated. Due to his distressed state, Jim was too upset to want to take the time to figure it out, or to go find Merlin for help. Other than it adding to the drama, Jim being unable to take the armor off is also probably because animating [[spoiler: troll!]]Jim in other clothes would be expensive due to new animation rigs being a pain in the ass to make, and LimitedAnimation/budgets LimitedAnimation[=/=]budgets being a thing. Since he ate half the kitchen after getting stuck, let's hope either this, or the previous contributor's theory, is right.


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* It is made clear that Changelings are able to shapeshift through the use of human familiars that they have kidnapped and are holding in the Darklands, many of which having been babies who have been taken from their cribs and swapped, with the Changelings in their place growing up and living among human society for years. It is even made aware that Strickler's human guise has been out and about for centuries. What exactly do the Gumm-Gumms do with the children when they age? They have been doing this for centuries, so they obviously have a plan.
** It is stated that the Changeling race were once normal Trolls who were stolen at birth and experimented on, having been turned into Changelings. Could the process work on humans as well?
** If they capture adults as familiars, what do they do with them? Are they kept in stasis as to keep them calm, or are they imprisoned, frightened and traumatized?
** It is stated that ''no harm'' must come to the human or the Changeling's disguise will fail. Likely mental/emotional trauma still qualifies as harm.
** Part 2 answers this. The children simply don't age. At all.

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* What exactly happened to Jim while he was in the Deep? The way things seem to unfold is that he's sent down there, fights with someone or something dressed in armor similar to his, gets cornered, then the episode ends with Blinky coming across Vendal's remains. The next episode opens up with Jim climbing up out of the pit, and when asked about how he escaped when no troll ever has, he simply responds with "I'm not a troll." Did I miss something? Is this explained later? Because it feels like there's an entire episode concerning what went on down there that got skipped over.

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** Presumably the Alternate Timeline Gunmar was acting on older information at the time. Main Timeline Gunmar had a chance to watch a specially prepared movie updating him on the state of the world and Human Society and thus would have known how far human military might has come since he last marched against them.

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*In 'Unbecoming', the Gumm-Gumms under both Gunmar and Bolar start the war immediately, but in 'A Night Patroll', Gunmar complains that any offense against the Humans is worthless without the Eternal Night. So then what made Gunmar so confident in attacking the Humans immediately in 'Unbecoming'?



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*** Considering Merlin's actions in the third season, it's possible Merlin chose not to include a "returns when stolen" power to the amulet in case a Trollhunter turned against him and he had to take the amulet away from them.



* It's stated regarding Changelings that they are trolls that were experimented on and use kidnapped humans as familiars in order to shapeshift to and from human form. Its also stated that all human familiars are kept in the Darklands and are unharmed to allow the changeling to appear as human form. While this easily works with NotEnrique, whose familiar is a baby, are we also to assume that there are adult human familiars as well, such as familiars for Strickler, Nomura, and the other Janus operatives? If so, how long have they been there? Are they kept alive through artificial means, since Gunmar implies Strickler has been around for years, and does this mean human or troll years? Were they kidnapped as babies and raised/grew up in the Darklands, or captured as adults? Even worse, are the adult counterparts aware of what's going on?

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* It's stated regarding Changelings that they are trolls that were experimented on and use kidnapped humans as familiars in order to shapeshift to and from human form. Its also stated that all human familiars are kept in the Darklands and are unharmed to allow the changeling to appear as human form. While this easily works with NotEnrique, [=NotEnrique=], whose familiar is a baby, are we also to assume that there are adult human familiars as well, such as familiars for Strickler, Nomura, and the other Janus operatives? If so, how long have they been there? Are they kept alive through artificial means, since Gunmar implies Strickler has been around for years, and does this mean human or troll years? Were they kidnapped as babies and raised/grew up in the Darklands, or captured as adults? Even worse, are the adult counterparts aware of what's going on?



* So the trolls hate changelings, they panic when they see one and / or want to kill them. But they won't mind... Going to a party with one? Because there was half of Trollmarket at Claire's house for the party Notenrique threw, and no one was screaming 'Changeling! Kill it!'
** The party shows how off much the Troll world has changed and/or how much good Jim has done. The Trolls by this point know NotEnrique goes to Troll Market consistently, they also aren't freaking out by Claire's presence even without Jim around and there are Quagalump guests who up until this point have been eating the hearts of outsiders who wander into their midst. Either that or Changelings work both ways; maybe to anyone who hasn't seen NotEnrique in his baby disguise would be inclined to see him as merely a small troll, particularly since he's not gone Native as Strickler or Nomura have.
* So with the new trailer for Season 2, it's revealed that TrollHunters is getting two sister Series: [[spoiler:Ones about Wizards, which makes a lot of sense, considering {{Myth/Merlin}}'s name is invoked many times Jim has to get into his armor. The other... is about Aliens... Why? Why are aliens involved now? And what are the odds that Aliens happen to be in the same city where Troll's have their strongest presence?]]

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* So the trolls hate changelings, they panic when they see one and / or want to kill them. But they won't mind... Going to a party with one? Because there was half of Trollmarket at Claire's house for the party Notenrique [=NotEnrique=] threw, and no one was screaming 'Changeling! Kill it!'
** The party shows how off much the Troll world has changed and/or how much good Jim has done. The Trolls by this point know NotEnrique [=NotEnrique=] goes to Troll Market consistently, they also aren't freaking out by Claire's presence even without Jim around and there are Quagalump guests who up until this point have been eating the hearts of outsiders who wander into their midst. Either that or Changelings work both ways; maybe to anyone who hasn't seen NotEnrique [=NotEnrique=] in his baby disguise would be inclined to see him as merely a small troll, particularly since he's not gone Native as Strickler or Nomura have.
* So with the new trailer for Season 2, it's revealed that TrollHunters Trollhunters is getting two sister Series: [[spoiler:Ones about Wizards, which makes a lot of sense, considering {{Myth/Merlin}}'s name is invoked many times Jim has to get into his armor. The other... is about Aliens... Why? Why are aliens involved now? And what are the odds that Aliens happen to be in the same city where Troll's have their strongest presence?]]

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* Why did Gunmar kill all of his Changeling servants before taking over Troll Market? Sure, he was only using the Changelings to his own advantage, but having a large, organized group of Trolls that can blend in with Humans and do things during the day would be good for him. Hell, having such a large army would also help him start taking over other areas of the world before he even started attacking Arcadia during the Eternal Night. And if he wanted to kill all the Changelings, he could have done it after taking over the world...

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** Nope, they're actual [[spoiler:aliens. Specifically, Aja and Krel from Part 3.]] My guess for why they're in the same place as Trollmarket is the same reason shoggoths, Deep Ones, cultists, and other horrors inhabit New England in the Literature/CthulhuMythos; that there's so much superatural stuff that probability dictates that there's going to be more than one kind of nonhuman thing in Arcadia.

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* Why in the world did Usurna's outright lie that Jim killed Vendal even work? He was imprisoned the entire time. Worse, one of the other other council members, who ''saw'' Jim imprisoned, ''and'' Vendal alive, believed her.

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* Why did they have to let Gunmar release Morgana for Merlin's plan to work? Couldn't they have just killed Gunmar, gotten the staff (and with it some of Merlin's power), and ''then'' used the staff to summon Morgana while they have her surrounded by armed and armored warriors as well as preferably magic draining runes or something. Letting Morgana out did not require letting her out while surrounded my minions and blood sacrifices.

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* Did Dictatious leave with the other trolls? I don't remember seeing him among them.

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*** Actually, Nomura calls him "Little Gynt" because he was ignorantly whistling "In the hall of the mountain king" after being imprisoned.. under them mountain.

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** [[WordOfGod Aaron Waltke]] said this in a reply to [[https://trollmarket-dog.tumblr.com/post/174393517891/eclipseisminetocommand-trollhunters-season-3 a Tumblr post:]] "The reason he couldn't take off the armor in that moment is because he was in emotional turmoil. The Amulet responds to Jim's emotional state and activates to protect him when he is under duress. When he calms down, it behaves like normal."

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*** Alternatively, maybe the method of taking the armor off has changed or become more complicated. Due to his distressed state, Jim was too upset to want to take the time to figure it out, or to go find Merlin for help. Other than it adding to the drama, Jim being unable to take the armor off is also probably because animating [[spoiler: troll!]]Jim in other clothes would be expensive due to new animation rigs being a pain in the ass to make, and LimitedAnimation/budgets being a thing. Since he ate half the kitchen after getting stuck, let's hope either this, or the previous contributor's theory, is right.

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