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Sky High is one of the best Disney Channel classics, however I find Leila's relationship with Will at the end of the movie to be completely irrational. To create such a strongwilled and Girl Power character just to toss her with someone who treated her like garbage the whole time is insulting and illogical. She should've ended up either on her own like the strong independent woman she is, or with Warren Peace, who actually showed her some respect.
i think my favorite thing about sky high is just how much of a punch-clock villain warren is, like while he’s at school he’ll do whatever he can to antagonize everybody but as soon as he’s away he’s just like “here let me give you romantic advice and fortune cookies”
Okay, listen up. First off, we have this rumor off of the TV Tropes website:
It’s since been taken down and isn’t exactly damning in and of itself, but bear with me.
A lot of the characters’ names in this movie mean something; of the central characters, there’s the Warren Peace pun, the obvious Will Stronghold, and Gwen Grayson, which a lot of people have pointed out may be a combination of Spider-Man’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy, and DC superhero Dick Grayson. The only main character’s name that doesn’t seem to mean anything is Layla Williams, which is weird considering she’s the female lead, and notably similar to supervillain Poison Ivy, whose alter ego is Pamela Lillian Isley, originally Dr. Lillian Rose, so they totally could have gone in that direction.
Now, remember the scene where they’re going through Steve and Josie’s old high school yearbook?
When they get to the picture of Warren’s father Barron Battle, Steve says “Always swore he’d have his revenge on me. And he totally stole the lead in Oklahoma!” and judging from Will and Josie’s reactions he still brings this up a lot.
Oklahoma! is a famous play in which the main storyline revolves around the male lead, Curly McLain, trying to convince the female lead, Laurey Williams, to acknowledge her affections for him. Spoiler alert: he succeeds and at the end of the play they get married.
They just called her Layla because no one names their kid Laurey anymore (no offense to anyone named Laurey), and this is clearly foreshadowing Warren and Layla getting together: Warren’s father “stole” the lead in Oklahoma!, a role centered on a romance with Laurey Williams, from Will’s father; ergo Warren was going to “steal” Layla from Will in a future film.
To make the evidence even more damning, the secondary storyline in Oklahama! follows a guy called Will Parker and his quest to marry this girl Ado Annie. He doesn’t look twice at Laurey. I rest my case.
Of course, it’s perfectly possible that is just another one of those million weird coincidences that show up way too often in a medium where creators always claim they actually think about this stuff, OR
You know what I want. I want a Sky High remake so that they can continue it into a series. Picture this:
Sky High Remake. Freshman year. Same plot, same characters, Will is still a dipshit, but it’s less 00s looking with modern fashion, modern acting people, better CGI. Make Warren Peace gayer. Sets up the whole series.
Sky High Sequel. Sophomore year. The main character is Layla. The hero and sidekick set up has been demolished. Now students who have sidekick powers are in the same classes as students with bad ass powers and are getting the butts kicked constantly. The main characters fight over weather or not this is better and their friend group splits in two. They don’t talk to each other as Layla desperately tries to make everyone get along. Eventually they have to put their fighting aside to fight the Gym Coach and his army of bullies who has been secretly setting up former sidekicks to fail so that all the heroes of the future aren’t “lame.” They take him down and compromise, agreeing that people should be matched by power level but not separated.
Sky High 3. Junior year. The main character is Ethan (puddle guy). He wakes up without his powers. He doesn’t tell anyone because he thinks nobody will like him if he has no powers and that they’ll come back soon enough. Slowly he realizes that other kids have lost their powers too but aren’t telling anyone. The group befriends Sophomore known for not having any powers at all whose there because his parents have powers. Turns out he knows the ins and outs of the school really well and he helps them as they go on a mission to discover what happened to their powers. This new guy starts dating Warren. Finally the whole team has to fight the villain, a new character with sidekick parents, who has been stealing the powers of the students to make himself stronger so he can be the best hero ever.
Sky High 4. Senior year. The main character is Warren. We finally get to see his family and what it’s like with one hero parent and one villain parent. His parents don’t live together because his dad Baron Battle is in jail but it’s weird. But he learns his dad has broken out of jail. This makes things really weird for him and Will as Will’s parents are out looking for him. Eventually Warren and Will have a big fight, using their powers, and they both get suspended. Finally, at Prom, Warren’s dad appears at the school to try to get Warren to be his henchman. Warren refuses and they all have to fight Warren’s dad.
Hi my name is Warren Peace and I have long ebony black hair that reaches my shoulders and icy black eyes like black holes and a lot of people tell me I look like Ron Wilson (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not named after the book War and Peace but I wish I was because it’s a major f***ing masterpiece. I have swarthy tan skin. I’m also a superhero, and I go to a flying school called Sky High in America where I’m in the second year (I’m fifteen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black leather jacket with rips around it and black jeans, a black t shirt and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, no foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Sky High. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of sidekicks stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
What is my deal with leather jacket-wearing bad boys named Warren???
A stupid crush. That’s what it was. A stupid
crush on the head cheerleader. He didn’t stand a chance. She was a goody-two
shoes, a preppy pink princess, and Warren was…well, Warren. Surely she didn’t
want to date some hothead like him.
Working at the Paper Lantern had some perks.
Free Chinese food and fortune cookies whenever he wanted it. But another perk
was that it was her favorite restaurant. He’d watch many of her dates go south,
sometimes helping her escape through the back door. It was the little things he
did that made her smile. He would slip an extra fortune cookie in her bag or
even just smile, and it made her feel like she would melt into a puddle.
You were sitting in your favorite booth by
the corner, stirring your straw around in your drink, waiting for your date to
get here. You had been waiting for three hours, but, you didn’t want to give up
on him. One more hour. Then you would leave.
“Hey.” Warren sat across from you.
“Hey.” you sighed, shoulders slumped.
“Yeah. I guess.”
“Date stood me up.” you told him. He nodded.
“I thought so. Here.” he pressed a fortune
cookie into your hand. You offered a small smile. Warren just now noticed the
red in your eyes from crying.
“You’re too good for him, you know. Whoever
he was. If he doesn’t put forth the effort to treat you like the princess you
are, he doesn’t deserve you.”
“Thanks, Warren.” you sniffled, wiping your
tears on a napkin.
“Don’t mention it.” Warren snapped, the tip
of his finger producing a small flame, and lit the lone candle sitting on the
“Do you, uh, could you keep me company? If it’s
not too much trouble…”
He took a glance around the nearly-empty
restaurant. It didn’t seem like his help was going to be needed any time soon.
When you decided to leave, Warren insisted on
clocking you out and walking you home to make sure you made it there safely. You
faced him on the front porch. Out of nowhere, you hugged him.
“Thank you. For tonight. You turned a
disaster date into a nice night.” you told him. He chuckled, wrapping his arms
“How about next time I take you somewhere
other than my workplace?”
“Are you asking me out, Mr. Peace?”
“Um, yeah. I guess. If you want or whatever.”
he shrugged, cheeks burning bright red. You stood on your toes, pressing a kiss
to his cheek. You swear you saw steam rise from it.
“See you at school, Warren.” you sauntered
into the house. “I don’t have any plans this Friday night.”
“I’ll pick you up at 8,” he smirked, trying
to shake off the giddy feeling inside of him, but you could see right through
his tough-guy act.
Warren Peace: To let true love remain unspoken is the quickest route to a heavy heart. Layla Williams: Wow, that is really deep. Warren Peace: [reading off of a fortune cookie] Yeah. And your lucky numbers are… 4, 16, 5… and 49.