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You are talented. You are a star. You may be hated, so long as you are feared. Most important of all, you are a winner.
—Boscha to herself, "Wing It Like Witches"

Boscha is a recurring antagonist in The Owl House. She is a student at Hexside School of Magic and Demonics under the potions track.

Appearance

Body

Boscha has a slender figure with light skin, grayish-blue eyes, and mid-back length red-violet hair tied back in a bun. Like most witches on the Boiling Isles, she has pointy ears. She also has an extra third eye on her forehead.

Months after the Day of Unity, her hair has grown out and she keeps it in a low ponytail.

In the epilogue of "Watching and Dreaming", Boscha's hair is cut shorter, with two light pink streaks in the front, kept down. She also has two stud earrings and a piercing in her left ear.

Clothing

When attending school, Boscha wears a dark gray tunic with a dark gray cowl. She wears dark gray, heeled boots with a light gray top. As part of the potions track, her sleeves and leggings are yellow.

Whenever she plays grudgby, she sports a magenta t-shirt, navy blue chest armor with orange trims on the collar and arms, white shoulder spikes, fang-like appendages and a magenta gem in the center, navy-blue and white shorts, white socks under navy-blue and orange spiked shoes, and dark rose fingerless gloves and kneepads.

In "Once Upon a Swap", she wears red and white boots with bat wings which allow her to fly.

In "For the Future", she is shown wearing an outfit combining her uniform and her grudgby wear: a blue-gray cape with an orange collar, spiked right shoulder pauldron and medal hanging off of it, a gray shirt under the chest armor, black and light gray shorts, torn tights and a kneepad on her right knee and spiked boots. She also wears black gloves with sports tape on her left wrist and a crab-clawed headband likely referring to her palisman, Maya.

In the epilogue of "Watching and Dreaming", Boscha wears a letterman jacket which now differs from the one she had as a student that has light pink sleeves and a blue medal on the right side of the chest. She wears an orange shirt, black and white shorts with an orange waistband, black kneepads, white socks, and black and orange spiked shoes.

Personality

Boscha is an arrogant and prideful witch, unafraid to insult and/or humiliate those she looks down upon with hardly any regret, especially Luz and Willow. Her major role in "Wing It Like Witches" shows her mean and rude personality more clearly, as she is shown bullying 'weaker' and 'weird' witches, like Willow, Gus, and Luz. She is also very controlling, often ordering her friends around and acting as a self-appointed ringleader.

When asked about Boscha's greatest flaw, the character's voice actress, Eden Riegel, said that Boscha "has a constant need for exterior validation".[1] This seemingly informs her acting superior with belittlement and challenging of those she considers beneath her, along with her frustration with anyone getting ahead of her, such as King (in Luz's body) leading her friends away from her or Willow becoming more popular than her.

She is obsessed with Penstagram, often using it to chat with people in her friend group, or to poke fun at somebody else; she even called it more important than a Moonlight Conjuring.

Despite her unpleasant attitude towards those she dislikes, she does appear to care for and have respect for her friends. As seen in "Understanding Willow", she immediately stops romantically questioning about a cute ghost upon Amity's intervention. She also seems to have a soft side, as shown in her positive reaction when blushing upon receiving her palisman, Maya, in "Hunting Palismen". In "For the Future", she was horrified after seeing Amelia and Cat being turned into puppets by the Collector, showing she truly cared for them despite how she often treated them poorly.

After the loss of her team, Boscha seems to have developed an increasingly fragile state of mind, revealing a much more co-dependent side of her as she clings desperately to any reminders of her old life before the Collector's takeover. This is especially evident as she begs Amity to be her friend again so the two of them can rule Hexside together, and that way, she is not left alone. However, she still covers up her insecurities by keeping her superior attitude in front of others.

In the aftermath of Luz's final battle with Belos in "Watching and Dreaming", the Collector transforms the citizens of the Boiling Isles, who they previously turned into puppets, back to their normal states, including Boscha's previously lost friends and grudgby teammates, Amelia and Cat. Upon noticing their presence, Boscha pushes through the crowd of Hexside students and rushes over to her friends and hugs them, while shedding tears of joy, further cementing how much she values her friendship with them.

Background

Early life

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Boscha and Skara as children.

It is unknown what her upbringing looks like, but it's implied that she was already rude and mean-spirited when she was young. Boscha is one of Amity's oldest "friends" thanks to her parents' connections with the Blights, with her mother being Odalia Blight's childhood rival.[2] Her mom may have pushed her just as Odalia does with Amity. Due to the Blight parents' distaste for Willow Park, they forced Amity to be friends with Boscha and Skara.

Moonlight Conjuring gone wrong

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Boscha and her friends failing to bring something to life.

On the night of the Moonlight Conjuring, Boscha is walking to Blight Manor to host a conjuring with Amity and her friends, soon interrupted by her mother, with whom she is clearly annoyed with for calling her. Suddenly, she is startled by the sight of an upright, two-legged animated Owl House, which has been animated by Luz, Willow, and Gus, and she runs off. After arriving at Blight Manor for the Moonlight Conjuring, Boscha, Amity, and their friends attempt to make an object come to life with the moon's power, but are unsuccessful. Bored, they go on Penstagram, where Boscha and Amity become shocked by the sight of the animated Owl House making the rounds on social media.

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Boscha stopping her friends and King in Luz's body.

Later, Boscha and her posse are drawn to Eda's Human Collectibles stand thanks to Luz's sign. When Luz attempted to be kind to her, Boscha only ends up taunting Luz, unamused. She takes an interest in buying King, calling him adorable and taking a selfie with him, much to his disgust. However, she and the posse are driven off when Eda offers them human junk. After Eda uses the body swap spell, King (swapped in Luz's body) encounters the shack of Boscha and her friends, who are on Penstagram. Boscha, believing that "Luz" wants to join her posse, denies this notion and sends "her" away. Upon finding out that "Luz" has been leading her posse and causing mischief around Bonesborough, Boscha is furious and challenges "her" to a ratworm race around Dead Man's Curve. King accepts, but due to his pride, he fails to see where he is going and instead crashes into the posse's shack, destroying it. Enraged, Boscha and her posse chase King around Bonesborough, where he eventually joins Luz and Eda, who are facing their own separate conflicts with Lilith, the coven scouts, Dottie, and Roselle. Eda is quick to undo the effects of the body swap and performs the spell again on their enemies, swapping them in each other's bodies.

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A picture of Boscha and her friends taken during Grom.

After returning to her original body, Boscha becomes a fan of and purchases King's book, Ruler's Reach, appearing at events for the book. Her pet pixie also escapes from its cage and shuts down Hexside temporarily. Once Hexside reopens, Boscha attends Grom and has a photo taken with her friends, albeit being unexpectedly photobombed by Mattholomule.

Grudgby season and the Day of Unity

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Boscha excited for grudgby season.

When grudgby season starts, Boscha expects the school to worship her and the rest of the Banshees, but becomes jealous when Willow gets more attention than her. She attempts to bully her, but Amity tells her to grow up in retaliation, humiliating Boscha and fueling her desire for revenge. She torments Willow, along with Luz and Gus, for the rest of the day afterward. When she empties a trash can over Willow, Luz challenges her to a grudgby match. Boscha agrees to stop bullying Willow if she loses, but declares that Willow and her friends become targets to help them with training if Luz and her team lose—throwing a flaming grudgby ball into a tree to emphasize her point.

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Boscha and her team get ready to play against Amity, Willow, and Luz.

After Willow's team seemingly forfeits, Boscha is seemingly touched by Luz's sincerity, but comments that she's the perfect target and begins pelting her with grudgby balls. Before Luz can be killed, Willow and Amity show up, much to Boscha's irritation, and the grudgby match is initiated. While Willow's team appears to win, Boscha catches the Rusty Smidge and wins it for her team, something which Luz finds incredibly unfair. Boscha basks in the victory, but becomes annoyed when her teammates show good sportsmanship towards the opposing team and leaves.

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Boscha being chosen by Maya.

A few weeks later, Boscha attends a palisman pairing ceremony. At first she is against getting a second hand palisman, but quickly changes her mind and is paired with a crab pailsman named Maya.

On Coven Day, Boscha is walking through Bonesborough as Luz is demonstrating a light spell for her mother. The human unintentionally blinds her with the spell, and she becomes enraged, blasting flames at Luz in response.

A few days later, during the club fair, Boscha mocks Luz for starting an Azura book club. When Amity arrives, Boscha becomes fed up with her and Luz's adorable behavior, couple status, and love for The Good Witch Azura and splits them apart. After they leave, she shouts that no one believes they're cute, saying that she still has more friends than them.

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Boscha upon hearing the decree.

A few days before the Day of Unity, Boscha attends an assembly where Adrian Graye Vernworth, Head Witch of the Illusion Coven, informs the school of a decree that states that all young witches must be placed in a coven before the Day of Unity. However, Adrian says that he is only going to place temporary fake sigils on the students and prepares to give one to Edric. Gus sees through the illusion and dispels it, revealing that the branding is real. As Adrian reveals the Coven Scouts and attempts to brand Gus, the latter casts a school-wide, labyrinth-like illusion, allowing Boscha and the other students to escape.

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Boscha upon seeing her friends turned into puppets.

Boscha and all the kids stay at Hexside to avoid the Draining Spell during the Day of Unity. Though the Draining Spell was stopped, the Collector sent floating stars that turned Principal Bump and all the teachers into puppets. Boscha, Amelia, and Cat attempted to fight them, but Amelia and Cat were turned into puppets too.

Taking charge of Hexside

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Boscha being advised by Miki.

In the months following the Day of Unity, Boscha became the leader of Hexside, ruling over the students who shelter at the school to hide from the Collector's scouts. With the help of a girl named Miki (who is actually Kikimora in disguise), Boscha had an iron grip on the structure of the school. She refused any attempt to make life at Hexside easier.

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Boscha taunting Willow.

After Skara, Mattholomule, and Barcus return with Luz, Camila, Amity, Willow, Gus, and Hunter, she refuses to help them take on the Collector. As Willow passes by, Boscha taunts the other girl before using Sleeping Nettle to put her, Gus, and Hunter to sleep. Soon, she uses it on Luz, Camila, Amity, and Mattholomule before placing them in the Detention Pit.

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Boscha begging Amity to be friends again.

After tracking down Amity and Mattholomule, Boscha begs Amity to rejoin her friend group, but Amity rejects her. Boscha tries to stop Amity from leaving, but Mattholomule separates them and creates a cloud of smoke. When it clears, Boscha pushes Mattholomule aside before pinning Amity against the wall. However, Mattholomule reveals he used an illusion to mask himself and Amity as each other. As Boscha panics at the thought of Amity leaving again, Amity appears behind her and tells her she cannot be who she used to be, but they can still save everyone. Boscha agrees to help out of reluctance and leads the students to distract Kikimora as Luz creates a complex glyph to teleport to the Head.

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Boscha tearfully reunites with Amelia and Cat.

After Belos was finally destroyed and the Collector turned her friends back to normal, Boscha is seen hugging Amelia and Cat while crying.

Epilogue

Four years after Belos is defeated, Boscha runs a stand selling grudgby equipment. She later attends Luz's belated quinceañera.

Relationships

Amity Blight

The others are gone, but... we can still be a team! We can rule New Hexside together. It'll be just like the old days! And maybe even better!
—Boscha to Amity, "For the Future"
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Boscha staring at Amity in "For the Future".

Although Amity was part of Boscha's posse, she wasn't friends with her by choice. Amity's parents chose Boscha to be her friend because they had close ties with her own parents as well as a business rivalry. Amity would often partake in picking on 'weaker' students with Boscha, especially Willow. However, after Amity repaired her friendship with Willow, she did her best to keep Boscha from bullying her, although she tried to keep up appearances.

Sometime after "Enchanting Grom Fright", Amity appears to be slowly cutting ties with Boscha, fully distancing herself after the grudgby game in "Wing It Like Witches". Because of this, Boscha thinks Amity's gone soft and even comments that she ruined her social life. After this, the two are no longer friends.

Despite cutting ties with Amity, Boscha still holds her former friend in high regard and longs for the day for Amity to return and rule Hexside with her.

Willow Park

You have been nothing but petty and mean to me since I met you! What, you want me to give up? You want me to admit how stressed I am? What advice could you possibly give me?!
—Willow to Boscha as she got fed up with her treatment, "For the Future"
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Boscha pushing Willow aside.

Boscha has been known to pick on Willow due to her resentment towards her and feelings that Willow is threatening her status. In "Wing It Like Witches", she follows Willow and her friends around all day, mocking them, and going as far as threatening them to use them as "targets" for her grudgby practice. Even after a grudgby match in which Willow demonstrates her incredibly strong magical ability, Boscha still sees Willow as being of a lower status while her teammates compliment the opposing team. After Willow returns to the Demon Realm along with her friends, their hatred towards each other doesn't change at all, with Boscha once again taunting Willow's magical abilities and leadership capabilities, leading the young witch to have a breakdown and lose control of her powers. At second glance, however, it's implied by how Boscha had to beg Amity to lead New Hexside with her that there was some degree of truth in Boscha's advice to Willow, being unable to handle the strain of being a leader herself.

Even if she agrees to help Luz and her friends escape from Kikimora and get them to the Head, this is clearly out of reluctance as she admits she didn't do it just for Willow because she was convinced by Amity and had to get her own team back, implying that she and Willow aren't in good terms yet.

Luz Noceda

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Boscha taunting Luz.

Boscha has a disdain toward Luz for being human, not liking any of her antics or the way she has been enrolled into Hexside. Boscha goes on to torment Luz in "Wing It Like Witches", and fed up with the bullying and Willow being scrutinized, Luz challenges her to a grudgby match. Boscha accepts, and throughout the rest of the episode, she has no regard for Luz's safety, almost killing her with her grudgby skills. However, Boscha does admit that she is a good friend very briefly, hinting that she may begrudgingly admire Luz or some of her qualities to a degree.

Four years after Luz defeated Belos, Boscha is last seen attending her belated quinceañera. This implies that she and Luz are on good terms with each other and had formed a friendship or at least a level of respect towards each other within the last four years.

Kikimora

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Boscha being advised by Kikimora.

Boscha met Kikimora sometimes after the Day of Unity who was pretending to be a student named Miki. Kikimora convinced her to rule New Hexside and not attempt to take on the Collector. Kikimora seems to manipulate Boscha into doing what she wants, talking her out of agreeing to other students' proposals to improve life at New Hexside. While Boscha sees Kikimora as her trusted advisor and one of the few people she can trust, unbeknownst to Boscha, Kikimora only sees her as a pawn to use the students as of part of her new empire. Boscha later turns on her and gives Luz, her mother, and her friends time to escape.

Powers and abilities

  • Magic: Like most witches, Boscha's magic comes from a sac of magic bile attached to her heart.
    • Potions: As Boscha is in the potion track, it can be inferred that she has skills in making potions. During her reign as Hexside's ruler, she brews a sleeping potion to knock out adversaries.
    • Transformation magic: In "Understanding Willow", she used a magic circle to change her nails into tentacles, fire, and claws.
    • Levitation: In "Wing It Like Witches", Boscha can levitate objects with ease, as shown when she raises Willow's satchel and many grudgby balls.
    • Fire magic: This kind of magic appears to be her specialty. Throughout "Wing It Like Witches", Boscha proves herself to be very capable when she throws countless fireballs at Luz without any effort. She also attacks Luz with a flame after nearly blinding her in "Follies at the Coven Day Parade".
  • Grudgby skill: Boscha is the current captain of the school's grudgby team, and as such is an extremely highly-skilled player with a whole room full of medals and trophies. She also seems to be very into the game, as during the season, she is said to only speak in "grudgby terms".
  • Ratworm racing skill: Boscha is seen being competent at ratworm racing and challenges "Luz" (actually King) to a race, which she is forced to stop.

Sightings

Behind the scenes

Name and basis

Boscha is likely a feminized version of the name belonging to Hieronymus Bosch. Bosch was a Flemish painter of the Northern Renaissance, remembered for the surreal, nightmarish presentation of biblical themes in his paintings. Notably, Bosch serves as a major influence for the series' art design.[3] It may also invoke the Hebrew bosheth, which translates to shame, possibly referring to her mean-spirited behavior.

Voice

Boscha is voiced by Eden Riegel.

Debut

Boscha debuted in "Hooty's Moving Hassle", but cameoed previously in "I Was a Teenage Abomination" and "Covention".

Foreign voice actors

Language version Actors Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Azul Botticher
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Gabriela Milani
Czech Republic Czech Adéla Nováková
Germany German Anna Ewelina
Denmark Danish Silja Okking
Spain Spanish Jara Luna
France French Esther Afflalo
Hungary Hungarian Csifó Dorina
Indonesia Indonesian Leni Marlina
Japan Japanese Ayaka Nanase (七瀬 彩夏) She is also the voice for Willow and Kikimora in Japanese.
South Korea Korean Kim Bona (김보나)
Norway Norwegian Gulla Martine Lia Nordmoen
Poland Polish Anna Szpaczyńska
Portugal Portuguese Sandra de Castro
Romania Romanian Andra Gogan
Turkey Turkish Yağmur Gurur

Quotes

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Gallery

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Trivia

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Initial storyboards depicting Boscha in the abomination track.

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Mary taking Boscha's place in the aired episode.

  • Initial storyboards for "I Was a Teenage Abomination" shows that Boscha was initially in the abomination track, but was later swapped out for Mary when the episode aired.
    • Her track was probably changed to make her stand out more from Amity as well as Willow's original track.
  • Her third eye, located on her forehead, can blink both the normal way and sideways.
  • She, along with Skara and Amelia, was a fan of Ruler's Reach, a book written by King.[4]
  • Boscha plays on the Hexside grudgby team, the Banshees.
    • She is the captain of the team as well, having succeeded Amity when she left.
  • Boscha is the second Disney cartoon character to have three eyes after Thomas Lucitor from Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
  • Her eyebrows have a tendency to disappear and reappear. This is possibly an artistic choice on the part of the animators, as it usually happens based on her emotional state.
  • According to Willow in "Really Small Problems", Boscha owns a pet pixie, and when it escaped from its cage, it led to the pixie infestation that caused school to be canceled during the events of the episode.
  • In "Them's the Breaks, Kid", two potion track students can be seen together in the past Hexside, with both of them bearing resemblance to Boscha. One is a tall pink-haired girl with three eyes, and the other is a shorter plum-haired student with glasses. Rebecca Bozza confirmed in a livestream that the three-eyed student was Boscha's mother, but could not confirm whether the other student was also related to Boscha.[5]

References

  1. "Live Q&A With the Cast & Crew of The Owl House!" (Video). YouTube. Cartoon Universe (June 4, 2022). Retrieved on February 12, 2023.
  2. "Dana Terrace's AMA". Reddit (September 2, 2020). "We haven't seen much of these characters outside of school but I like to think that Boscha's mother and Amity's mother have a tense rivalry from childhood and they're still trying to one up each other with the accomplishments of their children."
  3. Murphy, Jackson (January 6, 2020). "INTERVIEW: Creator Dana Terrace on Disney's "The Owl House"". Animation Scoop.
  4. Zach Marcus (writer) and Stu Livingston (director) (July 11, 2020). "Sense and Insensitivity". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 11. Disney Channel.
  5. Post Hoot: Them's The Breaks, Kid with Eric Bauza, Avi Roque, and Zach Marcus! (6:25). Instagram (April 23, 2022). Archived from the original on August 6, 2022. Retrieved on March 2, 2023.
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