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What's best for our family... is putting an end to all this!
—Alador to Odalia as he destroys the Abomatons around them, "Clouds on the Horizon"

Alador Blight is a supporting character of The Owl House. He is the former chief engineer of Blight Industries, the husband of Odalia Blight, and the father of Edric, Emira, and Amity Blight.

After realizing that he was neglecting his children to the point of not knowing Amity was in a relationship with Luz, Alador decided to become a better father. Upon learning that the Day of Unity entailed the genocide of magickind, he discovered that Odalia was already entirely aware of this and colluded with Emperor Belos under the delusional belief that the Blights would be spared, leading him and Amity to cut ties with her. He joined Amity's friend group, aiming to back Luz up in the head of the Titan, but was forced to stay behind due to the effects of the Draining Spell. Afterward, he is turned into a puppet but is returned to normal months later.

Appearance

Body

Alador is a pale-skinned witch with a disheveled look. He has unkempt hair with sideburns, hairy arms, and stubble. He has golden eyes and brown hair, like his younger daughter, Amity. Furthermore, he has an Abomination Coven sigil branded on his right arm, which has been removed by the time of the epilogue of "Watching and Dreaming". Most likely due to the fact he works a lot, he is always seen slumping.

When Amity was younger, Alador seemed to have a cleaner appearance, as his silhouette had backcombed hair and an extended goatee.

As a teenager, he kept his scruffy hair but lacked stubble.

Clothing

Alador is dressed in a dark gray lab coat covered in purple stains from abomination projects, along with gray pants with black boots which are also covered in purple stains. He also wears golden goggles with purple lenses on his head.

As a teenager, Alador wore the Hexside student uniform with magenta sleeves and leggings as a member of the abomination track.

In the epilogue of "Watching and Dreaming", Alador has a little abomination hanging out in his new light blue jacket, under which is a white shirt. On his waist belt is a tag with the images of a green diamond, a yellow crescent moon, and a blue teardrop, nods to the twins' concealment stones and Amity's (now Luz's) eclipse necklace. He now has different-styled boots.

Personality

Alador is a clumsy, easily distracted scientist. If something catches his attention, it can be quite hard for others to get him to focus on anything else. He doesn't seem to be very talkative, as he only speaks when necessary. When asked questions by others, such as Luz, he is as direct and concise as possible. Alador mostly lets his wife take the lead in situations, helping her with whatever she tells him to do, but he does have a limit. This is shown when Odalia tries to go back on her deal with Amity, and Alador reminds her that their family always honors their deals, indicating he has a sense of integrity and honor.

Alador also seems to object to his wife's willingness to put others in danger for profit. This is shown when an injured Luz claims the abomination-powered robot has more than proven its strength to the spectators, and Alador tells his wife that Luz "has a point". Alador cares about Amity, as well as her progress, as indicated by his smile when Amity stands up to Odalia and almost destroys the abomination he created. This is also shown when Amity helps him take down Warden Wrath together, making a proud expression.

Although he does love them, Alador does not pay his children much attention, much to their frustration. This deeply strained his relationship with Amity, who seeks to prove her worth to him and to understand him better, especially when she finally reaches the age to compete in the Bonesborough Brawl. Alador, believing that his daughter has a bright future and shouldn't "goof off" as he did at her age, refuses to let her go to the brawl and willingly goes along with the notion that she needs to compete in the tryouts for the Emperor's Coven instead, under the belief that joining it is her dream. When he finds out that she disobeyed him, Alador is disappointed and furious with her, even remarking that she should go beg the Emperor's Coven for the next opportunity to participate in the tryouts. However, Amity soon teaches him that she needs to make decisions without him and Odalia butting in, which he accepts.

Alador expresses shock when he learns that Amity no longer wants to join the Emperor's Coven, in addition to the fact that she is dating Luz, realizing that he hardly pays his children any attention because he is too focused on his work. Feeling regret over how he treated Amity, Alador begins to see her for who she wants to be, admitting that he likes her new hair color and resolving to speak with Odalia about attempting to dye her hair green again. Although Amity doesn't fully forgive him, she appreciates that he's trying to be better, saying that "it's a start".

After getting on a new start with Amity, Alador slowly resolves to pay more attention to his children and defy his wife's control. Tired and overworked by Odalia, he reflects on his marriage, feeling miserable and unaccomplished. Eventually, Odalia's intentions on keeping Amity, Luz, and their friends prisoner while helping Belos exterminate their species for her own personal gain causes Alador to snap, and he finally stands up to Odalia, destroying the Blight Industries warehouse and disabling the rest of the Abomatons. He also quits his post at Blight Industries, slowly developing and turning over a new leaf for the greater good. Alador also seems to have grown fond of Luz, inviting her to stay at Blight Manor anytime (although an illusion then reveals that Luz is actually Hunter, shocking him).

Background

Early years and parenthood

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Alador, Odalia, and Darius at Hexside.

Alador Blight was once a student of Hexside, enrolled in the abomination track; he was notably friends with both Odalia and Darius Deamonne. During the Emperor's Coven tryout duel between Eda and Lilith Clawthorne, he, Odalia, and Darius were among the spectators in the crowd.[2] In his youth, he also participated in and won the Bonesborough Brawl prior to his induction to the Abomination Coven. His friendship with Darius also soured for currently unknown reasons, making the two bitter rivals.

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Alador and Odalia forcing Amity to end her friendship with Willow.

At some point, he married Odalia and fathered three children: Emira, Edric, and Amity. When Amity was younger, he would cover her hands in mittens made out of abomination goo if she was cold, causing the family to call the youngest Blight "Mittens". Due to the high status of the Blight family, both Alador and Odalia disapproved of Amity's friendship with Willow Park and forced their daughter to disassociate with Willow.[3] Odalia also wished for Amity to join the Emperor's Coven, a dream that Alador simply went along with.

Unveiling the Abomaton

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Alador is intrigued by Frewin's tail and tries to touch it.

During a private sale at Blight Industries, Odalia unveils one of Alador's greatest inventions, the Abomaton soldier. However, during a demonstration with Amity, the Abomaton is easily destroyed, and the investors leave, disappointed with the new product. Amity's performance during the Abomaton's demonstration prompts Odalia and Alador to storm into Principal Bump's office, but while Odalia lectures her daughter, Alador is more interested in Frewin's tail. When Alador is prompted to state the punishment of Luz, Willow, and Gus, he states that they need to be "executed", before correcting himself and saying "expelled".

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Alador reminding Odalia that she made a deal with her daughter and that a Blight always upholds their end of the deal.

In preparation for another Blight Industries presentation, Alador works on improving the Abomaton as well as a variety of other weapons. For the duration of the event, Alador and his wife watch as various abomination-based weapons are tested on Luz before Odalia reveals the Abomaton 2.0. The new and improved Abomaton proves to be more than a match for Luz, and while both she and Alador agree that the demonstration has proved its point, Odalia opts to keep going in hopes of having Luz eliminated. Alador continues to watch the demonstration in mild amusement as Amity swoops in to rescue Luz and makes a deal with her mother. Odalia has every intention of going back on her word, but Alador stops her, reminding her that a Blight always keeps their end of a deal. He also acknowledges that Amity can be powerful enough to become a Coven Head in the future.

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Alador and Odalia kneeling before the Golden Guard.

After the presentation ends, Alador makes a few adjustments to the Abomaton as Odalia reflects on the outcome of the expo when the Golden Guard walks in. He comes with the announcement that Emperor Belos will personally fund and purchase the entire Abomaton line. While it is seemingly great news for the Blights, the Golden Guard leaves a warning that the emperor does not like citizens building private armies. Alador and Odalia would then continue to create Abomatons en masse for the emperor.[4]

Understanding Amity

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Alador telling Amity to not follow in his footsteps and to be better than him.

Unaware that his youngest daughter no longer wishes to join the Emperor's Coven, Alador denies Amity's request to go to the upcoming Bonesborough Brawl. Instead, he wishes for Amity to attend the Emperor's Coven tryouts and even prepares an Abomaton chaperone.

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Alador fighting alongside Amity.

When Luz accidentally sets off the Abomaton's alarm, Alador realizes that Amity disobeyed him and interrupts the brawl, forcing her to forfeit. He attempts to take Amity back home, but she angrily runs off, frustrated at both her father and her girlfriend. Alador is then forced to battle the transformed Warden Wrath, and with the help of Amity, manages to restrain the Warden until Eda and Luz neutralize him with snow glyphs.

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Alador attempting a reconcile with Amity.

After the battle, Alador speaks with Amity, and he finally realizes that she never wanted to join the Emperor's Coven out of her own free will. She goes on to reveal that she is currently dating Luz, pointing out that Alador doesn't even care for her or the twins anymore, as he is too busy making abominations for the Emperor's Coven, adding that he also doesn't care that Odalia has been trying to dye her hair green again. Finally getting onto common ground with her, Alador comments that he likes her hair color due to it looking like abominations. Amity, pleased with this, tells him to discuss Odalia's attempts to re-dye her hair with her, which he agrees to. He tries to pull her into a hug, but Amity refuses, opting to shake his hand instead.[5]

Preparing for and Attempting to stop the Day of Unity

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Alador backing off after questioning his wife on the multiple Abomaton orders.

After recovery from the fire flu, Alador returns to discover half his team has been laid off and Odalia expects him to put up the same results with half the workforce. When he notices that the Emperor's Coven has been ordering multiple Abomatons for the Day of Unity, he questions his wife about it, but she quickly brushes it aside and threatens divorce.

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Alador reacting upon learning the truth of the Day of Unity.

After spending the day binge-eating potato chips, he sneaks away to a swing set, where King (in disguise as a Coven Scout) approaches him. An outraged Alador starts to think about his life and marriage to Odalia, declaring that he will stand up to his wife and be a better father after the Day of Unity. However, King reveals the truth to him - the Day of Unity will be a mass genocide - and he is shocked at the revelation, even more so after learning Odalia knows and willingly helped Belos in exchange for a higher standing for their family.

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Alador, Amity, and her friends standing off against his wife as he chooses to leave her.

A fight breaks out; Alador is quickly overpowered. However, once Kikimora, who has come to pick up the last shipment of Abomatons, takes "Hunter" with her, he destroys the factory and quits, shocking his wife as she slips away. He offers to fly Amity and her friends to the head of the Titan, apologizing to Luz for the hardships he and Odalia put her through before supporting her and Amity's relationship. Upon touching her shoulder, however, Luz is revealed to be Hunter, and Gus states that Luz had him switch the appearances of both her and Hunter, making the group realize that Kikimora is taking Luz to Belos.[6]

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Alador and Hunter reacting to their sigils glowing.

As they fly towards the Head, Alador starts to fight with Hunter about flying the craft, and Willow and the palismen calm them by offering food. As he eats, Alador covers his daughter's hands in abomination goo to warm them, like he would when she was younger. When the Draining Spell is activated, his and Hunter's sigils start to glow, concerning the both of them.

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Alador holding off the attacking Abomatons as his daughter and her friends escape.

As they approach the Head, Coven Guards swarm their ship, as his wife reported it as stolen. He tries to evade the Scouts as Amity and her friends fight them off to no success. He and the kids are soon shot down. While Alador, his daughter, Hunter, Willow, and Gus get out unharmed, however, King hurts his head in the fall and goes in and out of consciousness. As they are surrounded on the ground, Alador gives Amity a remote for the Abomatons and kisses her forehead before staying behind to hold off the attackers as the kids and King travel to the head.[7]

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Alador reuniting with Amity as Odalia watches the pair in annoyance.

Alador is turned into a puppet but is freed when Belos is defeated months later. He happily greets Amity as Odalia scowls nearby. Soon after, he and Odalia divorced, with him taking custody of their children.

Epilogue

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Alador working to remove a Coven Sigil.

In the four years after Belos' defeat, Alador works as part of a team--including Darius and Emira--looking for a way to remove coven sigils, which they manage to succeed at using a device that channels healing magic. Upon succeeding, he greatly impresses Darius, who shakes him by the shoulders, before looking away in embarrassment. Alador helps the residents of the Boiling Isles set up a belated quinceañera for Luz, and Alador and the others watch as the Collector puts on a light show for the occasion.

Relationships

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Odalia Blight

This is too much, even for you.
—Alador chastising Odalia, "Clouds on the Horizon"
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Alador with his wife.

Alador usually takes a backseat to his wife's business dealings and raising their children. Such as doing nothing as Odalia has Amity's friends expelled from Hexside and watches as his Abomaton nearly kills Luz.

However, he does stand up to her on occasion, such as forcing her to have Luz, Willow, and Gus reattached into Hexside and convincing her to have Amity keep her hair purple. A day before the Day of Unity, he expresses his skepticism on the day, but she convinces him to drop the topic.

After learning of the Draining Spell, Alador is shocked that Odalia knew about it and is willingly going along with it. Outraged at his wife's complete disregard toward the witch species and the safety of her own family and herself, Alador states that Odalia has gone too far and must be stopped. After a fight where he is at a disadvantage, Alador destroys the factory and quits Blight Industries, leaving Odalia with none of her family on her side. Sometime after the defeat of Belos, Alador and Odalia divorced.[8]

Amity Blight

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Alador starting to mend his relationship with his younger daughter.

While he is neglectful of his youngest child, Alador cares greatly for her in his own way. He convinces his wife to let her friends back into Hexside as he feels it makes her stronger, believing this strength can lead her to become a Coven Head.

When Amity wants to participate in the Bonesborough Brawl, Alador tells her to try out for the Emperor's Coven instead, as he feels he goofed off too much in his youth and wants his daughter to do better than him. Upon learning that she disobeyed him, Alador furiously tries to get Amity to come with him, but she refuses. After he reluctantly lets her help him subdue a mutated Warden Wrath, the father and daughter have a heart-to-heart, and Alador agrees to try harder and goes to hug her, but she shakes his hand instead, indicating a start to mend their relationship. In "Clouds on the Horizon", Alador vows to be a better father to her and the twins. He praises Amity after he frees her, Luz, and their friends from a forcefield, also helping to defend the kids from Odalia. As they travel to the head in "King's Tide", he covers Amity's hands in abomination goo to warm them. After being shot down, Alador holds off their attackers as the kids go to the head, bidding Amity farewell with a kiss on her forehead.

After Belos is defeated, he reunites with his daughter and they happily embrace each other.

Emira and Edric Blight

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Alador with his son and eldest daughter.

While Alador's relationship with his two oldest children is mostly unknown, it can be assumed he does not spend much time with them. However, shortly before the Day of Unity, he vows to spend more time with them.

Luz Noceda

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Alador and Luz at the Blight Industries expo.

While he has had little interaction with Luz, Alador does not have the same ill will towards her as Odalia. During the Blight Industries expo, he seemed indifferent to her surviving the demonstration, only dully saying that "she has a point" to his wife. However, as time went on, Alador grew to see her as his daughter's girlfriend.

Upon learning of their relationship after stopping a mutated Warden Wrath, he responds in a surprised tone by saying "Edalyn's kid" to make sure he is thinking of the same person. After destroying the Blight Industries factory, he apologizes to who he thinks is her, welcoming her to Blight Manor anytime.

He also attended Luz's belated quinceañera in the epilogue to "Watching and Dreaming", implying that he and Luz are on good terms.

Darius Deamonne

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Alador and Darius after discovering a way to remove Coven Sigils.

In their school days, Alador and Darius were close, however, the two have become rivals in their adulthood. Alador would have an Abomaton destroy a book written by his former classmate, showing his disdain for Darius's accomplishments.

Four years after the Day of Unity, Alador works with a team, which Darius is a part of, trying to remove Coven Sigils. After succeeding, Darius happily shakes Alador before composing himself, showing that the two have started to mend their bond.

Eda Clawthorne

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Alador and Eda after they subdue Warden Wrath.

Alador and Eda have known each other since they were students at Hexside. In their adult years, the two are civil with each other. Alador and Eda worked together, along with Amity and Luz respectively, to subdue Warden Wrath after he consumed an altered Blabber Serum at the Bonesborough Brawl. Afterward, the two flatly addressed each other, but Eda made it clear that she was not only aware of the Blight family placing Luz in danger back at the abomination factory, but she'd be keeping an eye on them. Alador at least is aware of Eda's bond with Luz, calling the girl "Edalyn's kid".

Powers and abilities

  • Magic: As a witch, Alador is able to use magic. Like most witches, his connection to magic comes from a sac of magic bile attached to his heart.
    • Abomination magic: Alador is an expert at creating abominations. Due to his expertise in the track, he is responsible for developing the abomination-based weapons of Blight Industries, such as the Abomaton. He is just as adept at using abominations for combat as he is at engineering them. Alador's eyes can also glow orchid if he is using high amounts of his magic, allowing him to perform spells without a spell circle, as shown when he fights Odalia.
      • Abomination transportation: Alador can use abomination matter to travel from place to place.
      • Abomination walls: Alador can create a wall out of abomination matter to impede enemies.
      • Abomination creation: He can create anything made out of abomination matter, such as mittens.
  • Engineering proficiency: As the former engineer of Blight Industries, Alador is able to construct and integrate machinery into his abominations, and even channel magic outside of his specialization (when he created a machine to channel healing magic to remove coven sigils).
  • Prowess in Battle: Alador is a skilled fighter. In his youth, he won the Bonesborough Brawl, during the same event decades later he easily defeated Warden Wrath and later subdued the warden after he was mutated, with the help of Amity. Even when under the effects of the Draining Spell, he was still able to take out multiple abomitons on his own.

Sightings

Behind the scenes

Name and basis

The name Alador means "destiny", "luck", and "surprising facts".[citation needed] The name also evokes diplomacy, correctness, and confidence. His name was first revealed in a charity stream hosted by Dana Terrace on September 16, 2020.[9]

Voice

Alador is voiced by Jim Pirri.

Debut

Initially mentioned in "Lost in Language", Alador made his first on-screen debut as a silhouette during a flashback in the episode "Understanding Willow". He also had a cameo in the flashback in "Young Blood, Old Souls",[10] albeit initially unconfirmed.

Alador made his full-time appearance in the second season in the episode "Escaping Expulsion".

Foreign voice actors

Language version Actors Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Ignacio de Anca
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Márcio Marconato
Germany German Andreas Thiele
Hungary Hungarian Sótonyi Gábor
Indonesia Indonesian Muhammad Guritno
Japan Japanese Akira Ishida
Poland Polish Zbigniew Dziduch (Understanding Willow)
Marcin Mroziński (Escaping Expulsion)
Portugal Portuguese Pedro Pernas
Vítor Emanuel (Them's the Breaks, Kid)

Quotes

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Gallery

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Trivia

  • Alador's Penstagram username is "Alabomdor_1".[1]
  • As revealed in "Them's the Breaks, Kid", Alador and Darius were once friends, or at least got along better when they were students at Hexside. Their falling out most likely occurred sometime after the events of this flashback.
    • While the reason for Alador and Darius' falling out is unknown, it appears to be mutual, as seen in "Reaching Out" when Alador contemptuously destroys the book Darius had written.
  • Just like his youngest daughter, when Alador gets mad, his face fully turns red with anger, an expression that Odalia hates.[6]
  • In "Clouds on the Horizon", a rat appears in Alador's lab that bears a strong resemblance to Alador. According to Dana Terrace, the rat was added in reference to an earlier boarded scene where Alador struck a pose reminiscent of Remy from Ratatouille. Terrace personally considered the rat to be Alador's palisman, as a justification for its presence.[11]
  • In the epilogue of "Watching and Dreaming", Alador has symbols on his belt that represent each of his children.[12]
  • In a livestream, Dana stated that Alador and Odalia divorced after the Isles were saved.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 John Bailey Owen (writer) and Amelia Lorenz (director) (April 2, 2022). "Any Sport in a Storm". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 13. Disney Channel.
  2. Dana Terrace, Rachel Vine (writers) and Stephen Sandoval (director) (August 29, 2020). "Young Blood, Old Souls". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 19. Disney Channel.
  3. John Bailey Owen (writer) and Aminder Dhaliwal (director) (August 1, 2020). "Understanding Willow". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 15. Disney Channel.
  4. Dana Terrace, Molly Ostertag (writers) and Bo Coburn (director) (June 19, 2021). "Escaping Expulsion". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 2. Disney Channel.
  5. Dana Terrace (writer) and Bo Coburn (director) (April 9, 2022). "Reaching Out". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 14. Disney Channel.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Emmy Cicierega, Mikki Crisostomo (writers) and Bosook "Bo" Coburn (director) (May 21, 2022). "Clouds on the Horizon". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 20. Disney Channel.
  7. Zach Marcus, Dana Terrace (writers) and Bridget Underwood (director) (May 28, 2022). "King's Tide". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 21. Disney Channel.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jones, Cissy (April 28, 2023). "The "watching and dreaming" PostHoot with the one and only Dana Terrace! (1:00:13)". Instagram.
  9. Drawing Cartoons to Save Democracy (September 16, 2020). Archived from the original on September 17, 2020.
  10. Yuvienco, Tristan [@trisketched] (June 19, 2021). "Tristan Yuvienco on Twitter" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. Cissy Jones (April 28, 2023). "The "watching and dreaming" PostHoot with the one and only Dana Terrace! (1:05:14)". Instagram.
  12. Bozza, Rebecca [@HeyRebeccaRose] (April 9, 2023). "Yep, nice catch!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 21, 2023 – via Twitter.
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