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So, according to Philip's instructions, the hardest part to making a portal was finding someone who knew how to build it. But a lot of the ingredients are pretty easy to find.
Luz to King as she finishes building her own portal, "Yesterday's Lie"

Portals are magic interdimensional doorways that can bridge the Demon Realm to the Human Realm.[1] The first portal that appeared in the series was a door that connected specific locations between the two realms, until it met its destruction. Since then, its technology has been replicated by others to create more portals for the same purpose.

Appearance[]

Entrusted Portal Key Luz

The key to the portal

When dormant, the original portal door resembles a brown attaché case with a large, yellow, slit pupil eye on one side. When activated by pressing an eye-shaped button on the accompanying key, the portal unfolds to the dimensions of a standard human doorway. The door can then be opened, connecting the two realms and allowing passage between them. While the Demon Realm side of the portal is portable and can be opened anywhere, the Human Realm side of the portal appears to be fixed to an abandoned house behind the home of Luz Noceda in Gravesfield.[1]

Background[]

Philip Wittebane's Portal Journal

The portal as it appears in Philip Wittebane's journal.

The original portal is a peculiar item with roots tied to Philip Wittebane, one of the first two humans known to have traveled to the Demon Realm, and possibly Evelyn, the first witch known to have traveled between the demon realm and Gravesfield in the Human Realm. While its creation and origin are currently unknown, Philip Wittebane either created it himself or attempted to create or recreate it, as his journal states, "Today I begin recording my journey to create a portal back to the Human Realm.", with an illustration that remarkably resembled the portal's first design.[2]

Keeping Up A-fear-ances - Portal

Eda finds the portal.

Sometime after Philip Wittebane's mysterious disappearance, the portal's case and its key found their way to a terrace next to the Clawthorne residence, partially submerged in the ground. It was then discovered years later by Eda during her adolescent years after she ran away from home. She discovered it could open a gateway to the Human Realm; thus, Eda ran through the portal to escape from her mother, who was ardent in removing her curse.[3] As she grew, Eda used the portal to travel into the Human Realm, either by herself or by sending Owlbert alone, and bring back human trinkets for her to sell at the Human Collectibles stand.[1][4][5]

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The house the portal connects to in the Human Realm.

Around this time, Philip, now known as Emperor Belos, was made aware the portal was now in Eda's possession.[6] In order to obtain it, he demanded Luz turn it over to him in exchange for Eda's safety, and Luz did so, but the portal was subsequently destroyed by her fire glyphs exploding on it in a chain reaction.[6] Nonetheless, Belos was able to salvage its centerpiece and started to reconstruct it as part of a larger mechanism within his castle.[7] Eventually, reconstruction of the portal was completed. However, due to it not having the power of the real key, it wouldn't open. Belos would send a team led by Kikimora to search for Titan's Blood at Eclipse Lake; while the search was ultimately fruitless, Hunter followed along and managed to steal the real key from Amity when he found her, Eda, and King in the same area. However, before he could claim it, Amity had cracked the head of the key to absorb much of the Titan's Blood into her glove, leaving little left in the key itself.[8]

Thanks To Them Portal

The portal seen in "Thanks to Them".

As the Day of Unity approached, the portal was moved to the Titan's head in preparation.[9] On the Day of Unity itself, Belos poured the key's remaining blood into the mechanism powering the portal, allowing for a single trip through the door. After the Collector began dismantling the Boiling Isles for a game, Luz, Willow, Gus, Amity, and Hunter chose to flee through the portal to the Human Realm. As the Collector's actions began causing the portal-powering machine to fall apart, Luz attempted to stay behind and try holding the machine together, so she could find Eda. However, King, bound to the Collector by a pinky swear, elected to stay behind himself, sending Luz and the rest of the kids through the portal moments before it was destroyed.[10]

Throughout their stay in the Human Realm, the kids made a series of attempts to reconstruct the portal through the Old House to no avail. On Halloween, Belos opened a new portal with Titan's Blood in Gravesfield Cemetery.[11] The kids follow him through it, where they arrive at the Clawthorne residence.[12]

Four years later, the portal's technology and the Collector's magic are integrated into the doors of the Old House and the Owl House to create a new doorway between realms for Luz and the residents of the Boiling Isles.[13]

Sightings[]

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Trivia[]

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A wild portal to the Demon Realm from Gravesfield.

  • It is unknown if there is more than one item or portal that is found on the Boiling Isles, but it is implied to be a rarity. This is supported by Belos's interest in the item, as it utilizes Titan's Blood to create stable trans-dimensional travel.
    • In "Yesterday's Lie", Luz is able to make a second, albeit crude, portal using what was left of the instructions Philip had left in his diary. This portal door doesn't allow Luz to enter the Human Realm, but she is able to look into it via mirrored surfaces. She is able to talk and see through them, and she is visible to people in the Human Realm, but this is all that she is able to do.
    • Natural portals also exist in the Demon Realm, as Philip states in his diary in "Eclipse Lake" that he came through one such portal from the Human Realm originally, which originated in a pool of Titan's Blood at Eclipse Lake. The Human Realm side of this portal is depicted in one of the portraits in "Hollow Mind".
  • It is never revealed how the original portal door was lost in the first place.
  • The eye on the original door resembled the eye of the Titan. In a stream, Dana Terrace was hesitant to answer whether there was a connection, but subsequently confirmed that the Titan's missing eye and the one on the portal were the same.[14] She similarly hinted that the Hooty-like demon seen inside the Titan's eye socket in "Watching and Dreaming" may have been connected to the eye.[15]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dana Terrace, Rachel Vine (writers) and Stephen Sandoval (director) (January 10, 2020). "A Lying Witch and a Warden". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 1. Disney Channel.
  2. Dana Terrace, Molly Ostertag (writers) and Bo Coburn (director) (July 10, 2021). "Through the Looking Glass Ruins". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 5. Disney Channel.
  3. Zach Marcus (writer) and Amelia Lorenz (director) (July 3, 2021). "Keeping up A-fear-ances". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 4. Disney Channel.
  4. Dana Terrace, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Stephen Sandoval (director) (January 24, 2020). "I Was a Teenage Abomination". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 3. Disney Channel.
  5. Dana Terrace, Molly Ostertag (writers) and Bo Coburn (director) (August 14, 2021). "Yesterday's Lie". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 10. Disney Channel.
  6. 6.0 6.1 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.
  7. Zach Marcus (writer) and Amelia Lorenz (director) (June 12, 2021). "Separate Tides". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 1. Disney Channel.
  8. Dana Terrace (writer) and Bridget Underwood (director) (August 7, 2021). "Eclipse Lake". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 9. Disney Channel.
  9. Zach Marcus (writer) and Bridget Underwood (director) (April 16, 2022). "Them's the Breaks, Kid". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 15. Disney Channel.
  10. Zach Marcus, Dana Terrace (writers) and Bridget Underwood (director) (May 28, 2022). "King's Tide". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 21. Disney Channel.
  11. Emmy Cicierega, Mikki Crisostomo, Madeleine Hernandez, Zach Marcus, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Amelia Lorenz, Bosook "Bo" Coburn (directors) (October 15, 2022). "Thanks to Them". The Owl House. Season 3. Episode 1. Disney Channel.
  12. Mikki Crisostomo, Madeleine Hernandez, Zach Marcus, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Amelia Lorenz, Bridget Underwood (directors) (January 21, 2023). "For the Future". The Owl House. Season 3. Episode 2. Disney Channel.
  13. Dana Terrace, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Bosook "Bo" Coburn, Bridget Underwood (directors) (April 8, 2023). "Watching and Dreaming". The Owl House. Season 3. Episode 3. Disney Channel.
  14. Cissy Jones (April 28, 2023). The "watching and dreaming" PostHoot with the one and only Dana Terrace! (35:00). Instagram. Archived from the original on April 29, 2023.
  15. Cissy Jones (April 28, 2023). "The "watching and dreaming" PostHoot with the one and only Dana Terrace! (13:13)". Instagram.
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