I know that this won’t be a popular opinion, but if the Skeksis really CAN’T ever reproduce, I feel sorry for them. I mean, their race is literally dying, and, in their desperation to stay young, attractive, and alive, they’re having to drain Gelflings of their essences. THAT certainly casts the idea of the Skeksis in a darker, but sadder light.
I now know that a Gelfling’s essence is really only their strength, but, for awhile there, I figured that if a Gelfling were partially drained of their essence, they might be unable to reproduce, too.
That would’ve made an interesting conflict for a sequel, and it might have been interesting to watch as Jen and Kira literally found two un-related, orphaned baby Gelflings.
Well, NOW, I’m just in love with the idea of adorable, helpless, orphaned baby Gelflings being raised by Jen and Kira.
Well, I’m wanted in the forest, so….
Goodbye For Some Time,