'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans' Ending Explained: Is Toby the next trollhunter?
Jim and Toby's bond is for the ages and that was evident in the direction the trollhunter took after the all-consuming war ended
Spoilers for 'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans'
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix's 'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans' may seem like a CGI behemoth attached to a busy adventure film but really it's about a beautiful friendship that goes full circle. Jim Lake (Emile Hirsch) and Tobias 'Toby' Domzalski's (Charlie Saxton) bond is for the ages and that was evident in the direction the teenage trollhunter took after the all-consuming war ended.
After the amulet was destroyed, Jim began questioning his life's purpose. He felt inadequate in a team of superheroes that made elaborate plans to stop the raging titans from ravaging the world. After countless mini battles with legions of monsters, he was able to pull out the Excalibur, retrieve the Kronisphere and extract the time stone, which allows the user to alter time. Exactly what Jim did after Toby breathed his last. He succumbed to his injuries from the final battle. What happens next is anybody's guess.
'Rise of the Titans' goes back to how it all began. Jim wakes up as a regular teenager and waits for Toby. The events of 'Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia', the first in the trilogy, begin to roll out and soon Jim is seen auditioning for a role in school play. But before he can ace it, he suggests Toby take the route via the canal. Flashback: In the first season of the series, Jim stumbles upon the Merlin's amulet in the same canal. As expected, Toby does too but will the mystical object choose him as the trollhunter?
This isn't the only burning question the movie has left us with. If Jim pushes Toby to become the next trollhunter, technically it would mean altering time. As seen with time stone in Marvel Universe, this one could have dire consequences too. It may change the flow of events and who knows, even alter the ending. Even though 'Rise of the Titans' was marked as the epic finale, the characters did drop subtle hints that they'll return.
'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans' is currently streaming on Netflix.