Tontu (beta) and Jellybean have settled in the nowhere space of Wood Man's house
Their last scene at the end of Season 1 showed they ended up at the ruins of Hilda's old house. So the only house in the direct vicinity with enough nowhere space for them to live in was Wood Man's home. It would make sense for them to go live there (with or without his knowledge).
If the Netflix series gets a second season, it will adapt Hilda and The Stone Forest and Hilda and The Mountain King
Seeing as this is the only two of the graphic novels not adapted by the Netflix series, it seems inevitable that it would be adapted in the second season. And seeing as this particular graphic novel ends on a cliffhanger and the resolution hasn't been released yet
, the Netflix series will either adapt it as the season 2 finale, with the resolution being the premiere of season 3
or if the resolution does get released before season 2, put those two together as the season finale
. Since "Hilda and The Mountain King" was released in 2019, it is very likely that season 2 will adapt "Hilda and The Mountain King" as the season finale.
- Jossed; "Stone Forest" is used as the season finale, while "Mountain King" so far remains unadapted. Although the movie will likely adapt "Mountain King".
- Luke Pearson gave a tiny clue on Twitter to read ahead in the "Mountain King". So the likelihood of the graphic novel being the movie is high.
It would explain the blue hair.
- This actually makes a lot of sense. We never see or hear of Hilda's father, and considering that she and her mum have lived in the wilderness isolated from humans for all of Hilda's life, it's not much of a stretch to assume her dad might have been some sort of magical creature.
This may be why we never learn many of the magical creatures' names, and especially why everyone just seems to accept it. The magical creatures are naturally wary of their names being used to harm them, so don't share them with humans.
- Except we do at least learn one Vitra's nickname. Probably not his real name though.
David isn't (entirely) human either.
Like Hilda and her blue hair, David also has something that makes him stand out; he's the only character with Black Bead Eyes
, while all other human characters have normal looking eyes. And as they say, eyes are windows of the soul, so this could be a reveal that he's not fully human.
- If that's true, it could also explain why insects are inexplicably attracted to him.
- Expanding on the theory above; notice how at the end of season 2, when the young troll becomes human, she has black bead eyes just like David? Perhaps David (and the few other characters to have these kind of eyes) are also former trolls turned human.
If Hilda is anything like others shows we've seen (such as StarVsTheForcesOfEvil
), then it is a safe that the trolls in the legend of the city were actually decent creatures that were driven out of their homeland by snooty villainous humans
who would later build that wall to keep the trolls from taking it back.
The girl in Trevor's group of friends is related to David
She is the only other human with Black Bead Eyes
, like him. While probably not a sibling (we would have seen her at his house otherwise), she could definately be a cousin of him.
The other wood person we see on one of the portraits in The House in the Woods isn't a relative/old flame of Wood Man's, but Wood Man himself, albeit younger
As he grew older, he went through the process of what constitutes for his species' version of balding.
Going off the above theory, Wood Man secretly Hates Being Alone
to some degree, but has no idea how to express it
While he's very good at hiding it, there's the possibility that for his abrasiveness and indifference, the idea of consistently being part of someone's life is one he's quite drawn to. The aforementioned other wood person isn't actually real, but rather a manifestation of his feelings of isolation. Not to mention how he would frequently barge into Hilda and Johanna's old cabin on short notice. In E11, Wood Man's advice to Hilda, coupled with him admitting that he genuinely considers her a friend and suggesting she visits him once in a while and vice versa, could be interpreted as him taking small but significant steps to overcome this.
If Hilda and The Stone Forest does wind up being the Season 2 finale, the second-to-last episode of the season will end on Hilda being grounded.
In the novel proper, Hilda sneaks out with Raven after a nasty spat with Johanna, bringing along Frida (and nearly getting her killed). By the time she gets back, Johanna has already found out, and promptly forbids Hilda from leaving the house without her until further notice. How the show will handle this is up to interpretation, but with how it's altered and expanded upon certain elements from the books, it's possible they may add in an additional consequence of Hilda's impulsiveness to warrant such a punishment.
Either Hilda's troll form will keep her clothes, or she will magically regain he clothes upon turning back to a human. Netflix is more liberal than, say, Nickelodeon or Disney Channel, but they'll likely want to avoid even implying Hilda's fate in the comic.
- Jossed; while Stone Forest is the season finale, Hilda getting grounded actually happens earlier in the season, at the end of episode 7, and is resolved again at the start of episode 9.
- Or they could have what happens in the comics where Tontu quickly reveals that he had brought along a spare set of Hilda's clothes and then have a cut to after Hilda gets dressed.
The season 2 episode involving the Ghost Ship
is the one that'll result in Hilda being grounded.
Mainly because, out of all the adventures we got clips of in the season 2 trailer
, it's the one where Johanna directly witnesses the danger that Hilda has gotten herself into. Johanna's annoyed, possibly angry, cry of ,"Hilda," that follows the ghost ship passing through their house also doesn't bode well for Hilda.
The Raven makes trips back and forth between Trolberg and North America
According to a deleted scene from The Troll Circle
, he has other places to go and is not just famous in Trolberg. This would make sense considering he's a Thunderbird
- a creature of North American folklore - in a mostly Scandinavian setting
. Because he's a supernatural Giant Flyer
, it isn't so farfetched that he could simply fly across continents.
Frida and David will have an active role in restoring Hilda to human form
In the graphic novel "Hilda and the Mountain King", reuniting Hilda and the troll child with their real mothers broke the changeling spell and reverted both of them back to their normal selves, while Frida and/or David played no part. But in the animated series, Frida is a much more important character than she was in the graphic novels, and now she has started learning magic. It would be a waste of a good plot/character if the adaptation of Mountain King didn't give her a major role in reverting the spell.
- While Frida and The Witches should definitely play some role in reverting the spell, It should still be Hilda and Baba reuniting with their real mothers that breaks the spell. Because Motherhood is the Theme of that Story.
Although i wouldn't mind seeing the spell being temporarily reverted by Frida and the witches like there only able to revert it for a Few Minutes to an Hour.
Frida and David will reunite with Hilda first in the Mountain King adaptation.
It is very likely that Frida and David will reunite with Hilda in the 70-minute special first, before Johanna later on. This is because, at some point, Frida learned a teleportation spell that can easily transport them to the Stone Forest and find Hilda in her troll form. Fans can predict that an emotional group hug between the three is in order.
If Hilda gets a season 3, then the first three or four episodes will be the Mountain King adaptation special, but split into parts.
When Season 2 finished off open-ended, and that the 70-minute movie special is on the way, if Hilda gets renewed for a season 3 (due to Luke Pearson having plans for continuing the show, despite the original graphic novel series ending), it is very likely that the movie will be split into three or four episodes, making it the first multi part episode arc for the series.
- Can also be a tearjerker and heartwarming moment if one of the episodes in the multi-part arc end with Hilda tearfully reuniting with Frida and David or Johanna.
With The Mountain King
more than likely being the basis of the movie, there's a chance that by the climax, Erik will end up seeing the error in his ways much like he did in the novel. Following this, Erik will legitimately try to actually help others for real this time... but he will still go about it in a very rash and oftentimes boneheaded way.
The Keeper of the bell tower is Hildas father
This theory has become quite popular right before Season 2. Luke Pearson mentioned via Word of God
that Hildas father is still around, but separated. And the bellkeeper fits the criteria for her father with many supportive arguments to back up this theory.
- He has faint blue-colored streaks on the sides of his hair, similar to Hildas distinctive blue hair. Also, the bellkeeper seems to be the ONLY other character in the show so far to have this color of hair.
- He is quick to look out for Hilda when she arrives at the bell tower in the middle of the night, giving her refreshments and explaining the history of the bell tower. If he wasnt Hildas father, why would a stranger such as him who barely even knew Hilda let her come into his office and give her these details?
- It is revealed later on that he listened in on Hildas communication with Frida via walkie-talkie. And as he catches sight of Hilda, he immediately says her name. Only, there wasnt a scene shown when the bellkeeper got to learn Hildas name, and Hilda didnt tell him that her name was Hilda, so how could he have figured it out on his own?
- And finally, when the mission is accomplished, the bell keeper decides to shake hands with Hilda in a sign of bonding over the experience.
Later, when Hilda approaches her mother and greets her, Hilda looks behind her. The bell keeper is there in the distance, with his hood up and looking at Hilda with a fond smile. But then he looks next to Hilda and his smile stops to a look of surprise when he is presumably looking at Johanna, almost as if he recognizes her right away. With that, he decides to walk away seemingly to avoid confrontation with Hildas mother.
The Movie will be adapted from Hilda and The Mountain King
The Great Raven will return in Season 3
It was bad enough that they adapted him out
from Season 2 even though HE WAS THE ONE WHO SAVED HILDA IN THE ORIGINAL COMIC, so having him back nest season as a semi-regular or recurring would be enough to make up for taking him out in the first place.
Well, this wouldn't be the first time a show's creator
voiced a one-eyed antagonist who manipulated a young girl into releasing him, and cause mayhem against humanity
Trevor's mother is/was a Marra
In the Yule Lads episode, Frida suggests that Trevor may have gotten his Jerkass
behavior from his mother. In the previous season, Marras are shown to take the forms of teenage girls and gossip among each other, and Frida herself hung out with a group of them. Frida also addresses Trevor's mom as "Queen Naughty", which sounds a lot like some nickname a teenager would make up. Kelly, the Marra whom Frida befriended, was also shown to have a mother, though it is unknown if these powers could be passed down or if a Marra can keep her powers into adulthood, a subject that could be explored in the future. On the surface, Trevor and his mother seem to dislike Hilda for being different - or to the latter a "witch" - but the latter secretly believes Hilda could expose her identity as a Marra and so strictly forbids her son from making contact with the blue-haired girl.
Once Hilda meets Trundle, there will be a musical cue that sounds like the titular musical piece. This will serve as a clue to Trundle's real identity. Once Trundle is freed from his prison, the actual "Mountain King" theme will be played
Future Hilda was trying to warn the Present Hilda about Trundle
At the climax of "The Fifty Year Night", Hilda encounters a version of herself from the future. If you listen carefully, Future Hilda was trying to tell her present self to find someone before being swallowed by the Time Worm. Future Hilda was warning Present Hilda about Trundle, and how her deal with him to change her back to a human led to his eventual release from his prison, and his plan to destroy Trolberg
. That's why Future Hilda said it was for her present self's own good.
Hilda is going to have a major Heroic BSoD
in the Mountain King
In the original Graphic Novel, after she found out that Trundle tricked her into releasing him
, Hilda immediately blamed herself for it
. But she managed to pull herself through, and proceeded to stop the Mountain King. For the adaptation however, considering that Hilda lied to her mother in "The Beast of Cauldron Island" and was punished for it, Hilda will instead break down in tears
after Trundle lied to her
and ultimately gives up stating that nothing can stop him. However, Frida, David, and Johanna step in and tell Hilda that it wasn't her fault, and letting her know that she is a courageous young adventure who tries to do the right thing
. This gives Hilda the encouragement to let go of her guilt, and try to stop Trundle
Alternative casting choices for Trundle
In case that the above guess for Luke Pearson voicing Trundle
gets jossed, here are some other possible actors to voice Trundle. Feel free to add to the list.
The changeling spell will be expanded upon
In "The Mountain King" graphic novel, Tontu deduced that Hilda and Baba were placed under a changeling spell. For the adaptation, Alfur steps in and explains that the spell was supposed to be forbidden
. Alfur further explains that long ago, various mythical beings
used the changeling spell on their children in order to give them a better life amongst the humans. However, many parents discovered that their own children were taken and replaced with strange creatures. This ultimately led to various wars between the humans and mythical beings. As the wars worsen, the leaders of all mythical beings have decided that this has gone long enough. And finally, they all declared that all Trolls, Elves, Nisse, etc., shall never use the changeling spell ever again. Alfur, Tontu and Johanna all deduced that the Troll Mother probably found the means to use the spell to give Baba a better life, despite being forbidden to do so.
- This leads to the Troll Mother getting in trouble for breaking the rule (using the forbidden spell).
- However, The giant Troll (later revealed to be Trundle's brother), steps in and persuades the others not to punish the Troll Mother for using the changeling spell. Instead, the giant Troll offers her to have Baba be trained as his apprentice. As such, both Trolls agreed.
Hilda will grow up to become an adventurer and author of the journals where she write about her adventures