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Owl House cast members on what the show means to them

“I’ve never been a part of anything like this.”

At the NYCC Owl House fan panel, stars Sarah-Nicole Robles (Luz Noceda), Avi Roque (Raine Whispers) and Cissy Jones (Lilith Clawthorne) were asked what working on the series had meant to them. For Robles and Roque, the ability to play someone of their own background was profound. “It was so freeing,” said Robles. “I was like, ‘This is me!’”

“To be Avi and to be nonbinary and use they/them pronouns and to also voice a character who also uses they/them pronouns, I love that,” said Roque. “And I love to hear how it’s impacted people. We can’t underplay the power of representation. It is life-changing and life-saving.”

In addition to her work on a number of other series and films, Jones has voiced roles in dozens of video games. “I’ve been a part of some of the biggest game franchise on the planet,” she told the audience: “Call of Duty, Fallout 4, Baldur’s Gate, Starfield, Life is Strange... But I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” Jones said as she looked out at the thousand plus fans who showed up on a Sunday morning for the panel, including many parents with their kids. (Dozens and dozens of fans were cosplaying, too.) “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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