8 Shadow and Bone Stories That Will Never Be Resolved After Cancellation

Netflix’s decision to cancel shadow and bone After two seasons it leaves several stories unresolved. The television adaptation by Leigh Bardugo. Grishaverse The series follows the adventures of Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) as she discovers that she possesses a unique power, earning her the title of Sun Summoner. Alina and her allies fight for the safety of Grisha, a group of people with various supernatural abilities, and for the future of her country, Ravka. shadow and bone He changed the timeline of the first Bardugo trilogy for the purpose of expanding the universe quickly. This allowed the showrunners to include characters like Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter) and his gang of six of crows.

However, because the show did not strictly follow the events of the books, shadow and bone cancellation means that Even those who read the book don’t know how certain stories would have ended. Considering how popular the show’s first season was, the show’s creators had plans that went far beyond where shadow and bone The season 2 finale leaves the story. More seasons and spin-offs were supposed to be part of the franchise’s future, meaning there were plenty of stories set to be bigger in the future. Unfortunately, the show’s unexpected ending leaves several plot points and character journeys that will never be resolved.

8 Mal’s time as Sturmhond

We will never see his reunion with Alina.

Supernatural forces may have conspired to bring Alina and Mal Oretsev (Archie Renaux), Alina’s childhood friend turned lover, together, but what will become of them is unknown. At the end of season 2, Mal decides that he needs to live his own life for a while instead of simply serving her. He adopts the title Captain Sturmhond, created by Prince Nikolai Lantsov (Patrick Gibson), and sets sail with part of Nikolai’s crew. While the finale includes a glimpse of what Mal and the others are up to, there’s no time to delve into their adventures that would supposedly have been covered in shadow and bone season 3.

7 Wylan’s past

A new character who is still a mystery.

Jack Wolfe as Wylan and Kit Young as Jesper looking at each other in Shadow and Bone

In Season 2, Kaz makes Wylan Hendriks (Jack Wolfe) an official member of his team as a demolitions expert. Wylan is seen living in squalor, selling explosives to make a living. In the books, Wylan is the son of a wealthy merchant who disowns him because of his undefined learning disability, which prevents him from learning to read. The show hints at Wylan’s past in season 2, episode 5, when he almost admits that he had a tutor, changing his answer mid-sentence to learn about chemical reactions from his own experimentation. Wylan’s partner Jesper Fahey (Kit Young)’s reaction to Wylan’s secret will also never be seen.

6 Kaz and Inej’s relationship

Many things are pending for the leaders of the Cuervos.

Kaz and his right-hand woman, Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman), no doubt have deep feelings for each other, but their potential relationship is complicated by Kaz’s emotional closure and haphephobia. While Inej knows that Kaz has a traumatic past, she won’t settle for a partial relationship. When Kaz asks her to stay, Inej tells him: “I’ll have you without your armor […] or I won’t have you at all.” Many parts of Kaz and Inej’s story are unfinished, including their romance, Kaz facing his personal trauma, and Inej’s quest to find her family after joining the Sturmhond crew.

5 Jurda Parem and the next robbery of the crows

The show ends just before the Ravens’ greatest adventure begins.

The ending presents swear stopa highly addictive drug that increases the power of the Grisha, making them much more dangerous than usual. A rogue Grisha takes the drug and uses her greatest power to try to murder everyone at Nikolai’s coronation. Saved at the last possible second by Alina. Jurda stop It would have turned Grisha’s world upside down if the show had continued.

Kaz and the crows are also affected by swear stop. Back in Ketterdam, Kaz tells the remaining members of his crew that they have been offered the most important job yet. Fans of the books know that they are preparing to infiltrate the Ice Court on Fjerda to recover the scientist he created. swear stop. This mission is the original one. six of crows Heist and the showrunners were likely planning for Inej’s return and the recruitment of Matthias Helvar (Calahan Skogman), so the official “six” would all be part of this arc. The Ice Court heist would have been an exciting sequence to watch, but it will never be like that.

4 Nina’s attempt to free Matthias

A betrayal of trust that was never clarified.

Nina and Matthias are outside in the snow in Shadow and Bone.

Nina Zenik (Danielle Galligan) and Matthias had an up-and-down relationship over the course of the show. After surviving a frozen desert together in Season 1, they debate leaving Ravka together. However, their story eventually leads to Matthias being held in Hellgate Prison believing that Nina betrayed him. Nina spends season 2 trying to find a way to free Matthias, make peace, and rekindle their romance, but she still hasn’t succeeded when she ends the show. While the answer to what happens to Matthias next shadow and bone Season 2 can be answered through the books, the show could have made changes.

3 Nikolai’s Curse

Nikolai never becomes the “King of Scars.”

shadow and bone nikolai merzost wound

In the final battle, Prince Nikolai is attacked by the nichevo’ya, or shadow monsters, and is stabbed in the shoulder. He appears to be fine, but as he prepares for his coronation, he notices that a black infection is spreading from the site of the wound. When he looks in the mirror, he sees a nichevo’ya. This story probably would have stayed true to the books, where the infection causes Nikolai to occasionally transform into a monster with wings and fangs. This ability/curse complicates things for him as the new king.

2 Alina’s new powers

Paying the price for using merzost.

Jessie Mei Li as Alina with her crown in Shadow and Bone season 2 episode 8

In the final moments of shadow and bone season 2, Alina unleashes a blast of dark power to prevent the swear stop-Empowered Grisha to not kill everyone in the court. Audiences have only seen the evil Darkling (Ben Barnes) use this power. Alina’s mentor Baghra (ZoĆ« Wanamaker) warned her that there is always a price for using merzosta forbidden magic that Alina desperately used to resurrect Mal.

The apparent consequence of her actions is that she is imbued with a dark power. After violently killing the murderer, she smiles slightly. This suggests that the story of season 3 would have been learning to control or trying to get rid of this magic while she struggled with the temptation to use it.

1 The plans of the triumvirate

The protagonists of the future.

In it shadow and bone In the end, Alina discusses with Genya Safin (Daisy Head) and Zoya Nazyalensky (Sujaya Dasgupta) Grisha’s future. Alina asks Genya to open the palace to refugees and Zoya to train the Grisha soldiers, while she acts as a diplomat. Zoya refers to the three as a “triumvirate”, borrowing a term from ancient Rome. In the books, the Triumvirate leading Grisha are actually Genya, Zoya, and Genya’s partner David. While it was devastating when David moved up the timeline, it would have been interesting to see the trio of strong women working together to secure Ravka’s future.

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