Why Jason Momoa’s Baba Voss Will Be Missed
An old proverb explains that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. But who populates the halls of power when the whole world has lost the ability to see? In the AppleTV+ exclusive tv series See, this reality is explored. Ultimately, a blind future creates a unique set of cultural mores, while creating incredibly compelling television. Following a worldwide viral epidemic, only two million human beings remained alive.
Over the centuries that followed, their descendants lost the ability to see, and the series showcases all the ways humanity has adapted to living without vision. The first season of the show was released in 2019. Incidentally, the release of the second season was delayed due to an actual pandemic (luckily the only sense that Covid-19 usually took away was taste, which is unmistakably a faculty less important than seen).
The show features an intricate web of kingdoms and tribes, as well as a well-developed mythological structure that views those born with the ability to see as the product of sorcery. In the first episode of the series SeeMaghra Kane, portrayed by Hera Hilmar (The Oath, Mortal Engines), seeks asylum with by Jason Momoa Baba Voss in order to protect his children, who have the gift (or the curse) of sight.
Jason Momoa is still an intimidating individual with depth
It only takes a quick glance at the Hawaiian actor to understand why Jason Momoa is so often cast as fearsome warriors. He’s a towering 6’4, with an impressively muscular frame to boot, and he has an ominous facial scar over his left eyebrow that he got in a bar fight. As such, he has played many memorable fighters over the years.
In game of thrones, he played the sword-and-horse warrior Khal Drogo. In recent years, he’s joined the DCEU as the trident-wielding Sea King Aquaman.
His character in See, Baba Voss, is another addition to the long line of terrifying titans that Momoa has portrayed. However, the character definitely has a softer side, and Momoa’s pitch-perfect performance manages to showcase Voss’ emotional depth.
Baba Voss passionately defends his adopted children
At the beginning of the series, Baba Voss finds himself in a rather difficult situation. Jerlamarel, the famous theater star Joshua Henry, who has the ability to see, is forced into hiding due to the persecution of sighted people. Voss later marries Jerlamarel’s wife and takes it upon herself to raise her two children, both of whom are under constant threat due to their inherited vision.
Throughout the show, Baba Voss repeatedly proves that he will do anything to defend his adopted children. In the first season, Archie Madekwe (Midsommar, Travelers) Kofun is kidnapped by slavers. Baba Voss must grapple with his own history in the slave trade before slaughtering his son’s captors.
Later, in the second season, he is forced to travel to the hostile town of Trivantes in order to save his daughter, Nesta Cooper (Reality High, the edge of seventeen) Haniwa.
Epic blind battlefield engagements
One of the most fascinating themes of See this is how war is fought in a sightless world. The show even employed a blindness consultant to ensure the fight choreography accurately depicts blind combat. Characters must implement tricks, such as Baba Voss using different tools to distract his opponents. When grappling with their enemy, a fighter must constantly feel their target’s muscle movements to anticipate their next move.
For example, in the second season, when Baba Voss is forced to fight the warriors in the service of his brother, Dave Bautista’s Edo Voss, the fight is considerably more tactile than the fights we often see in other TV matchups. It all takes place in very close quarters, with the Warriors constantly using their unarmed hands to feel out for danger.
Additionally, hearing has become imperative and fighters must use their enhanced hearing abilities to avoid incoming sword strikes and thrown spears. Media consumers have seen Jason Momoa take down legions of men, but seeing him adapt to this unusual fighting style has been a joy to watch.
Unfortunately for fans of the series, See will end after the end of its third season. In other unfortunate news, it’s been revealed that Jason Momoa’s Baba Voss will be a lesser character in the season, though he’ll still be on the show. However See didn’t necessarily have the best reviews, it undoubtedly amassed a passionate fan base. Hopefully, the show’s creators had the foresight to plan an epic finale, and the final season will draw plenty of eyes.