Hop in and I'll whisk you away. I won't say much but I'll knock your green socks off anyway.
|Abilities||Vortex spin: Arc in mid-air then spin through blocks|
|First Appearance||Angry Birds Stella Level 34|
|Species||Western Crowned Pigeon|
Willow is a blue colored bird that first appeared in Angry Birds Stella. She is the 4th bird to be introduced in the game. First introduced in 2014, the character is a main protagonist along with Stella, Poppy, Luca, Dahlia, and Gale.
Willow has multiple hidden tufts of colorful hair underneath her hat which is only shown during animation. She has 4 strands of blue hair, 2 on each side of her torso, and is always seen wearing a hat. She has light blue breast feathers and dark blue rings around her eyes. Her pupils are maroon red and has square-ish eyelashes.
- Name: Willow
- Known Aliases: None
- Group Affiliation: The Stella Flock
- Best Friends: Stella, Poppy, Luca, Dahlia,Artist Pig, Gale (Formerly)
- Possible Family: Unknown
- Voiced By: Annituuli Kasurinen (Toons), Charli XCX (The Angry Birds Movie)
Her power is similar to Hal's ability, but is handled differently. When the screen is tapped and held down, Willow slows down and proceeds to spin. As the screen is held, Willow rotates counter-clockwise. Releasing the screen will cause her to shoot herself in the direction she is facing, drilling through objects before stopping. This is known as Vortex Spin.
Willow is very artistic and loves to daydream. Unfortunately she has grand ideas but cannot always follow through. It aggravates her to see someone destroying her habitat. She is a free spirit but is the shyest of the group. She also feels safest when wearing a large, over sized hat, which she tends to hide under. She sometimes holds back her feelings aside from when pigs are around. She hates it when someone disturbs her when she has a creative art session. Willow appears to be the least daredevil-like of the group; as seen in one of her character sketches, she is dragging Stella by her tail, possibly to stop her from getting into a fight; and the promotional art, she has a shocked look when she sees Luca leaning above the edge of the tree branch.
She has a few insecurities, such as the fact that she has multiple colorful feathers on her head that she covers with her hat due to embarassment. She is confident and friendly, and stands up for what she believes in. She is loyal to even the newest of friends, shown by her support for Artist Pig.
She is kind-hearted and not one who believes in being control of others, as the golden egg's manipulative powers has no affect on her as it does to Dahlia.
Willow's Description From the Angry Birds Official Website :'
"Willow's a lover not a hater and also the artist of the flock. She lives in her own 'Willow World' - as a daydreamer she often has grand ideas, but can't always follow through! It ruffles her feathers to see those pigs behaving badly and destroying their habitat. Althougth Willow is a free spirit she's also the shyest of the group, and feels safest when wearing a large, over-sized hat. While her shyness is an endearing quality, it sometimes holds her back from expressing her true feelings. However, when those piggies are around, she certainly comes out of her shell!"
Stella is one of Willow's best friends. In Own The Sky, when Stella is traumatized over her flight experience and ruins Willow's painting, she does not get angry and instead is visibly concerned for her, and creates a plan to help overcome her fear.
Willow also comforts Stella along with the other characters after Stella sees who Gale really is in Bad Princess.
She additionally appears in Stella's birthday party and urges Stella to dance with Gale.
Luca is seen to Willow as a younger brother, and she adores him. When they think that he is sleeping in The Runaway, Willow can't help but utter. When they find out that he is missing, Willow partakes in the search for him and is as worried as the rest of the flock. In the first episode of the series, Willow is also seen showing Luca her painting.
Willow and Poppy are best friends. While Willow is sick of Poppy's constant pranks and tricks, she is still friends with her and goes camping with her and Dahlia. They enjoy playing in the band together, but Willow dislikes when Poppy gets too carried away with her music playing.
Dahlia is one of Willow's best friends. They are often seen together and are always standing/sitting next to each other in multiple scenes of the Animation Series. They additionally go camping together.
Gale is one of Willow's former best friends. Their relationship isn't as explored, but Willow may not hold as much of a grudge against her as the other flock members due to her personality.
Gale knows Willow's insecurity and goes as far to use it against her in order to have what she wants.
While their relationship is only explored in one episode, The Portrait, Willow and Artist Pig are very good friends. Willow is only helpful to him and only helps him improve on his skills. When Gale snaps his own brush in half, Willow gives Artist Pig her own and even ruins Gale's painting by painting a snout on it to get even with her.
Willow has appeared in the following media:
- Aside from being an artist, Willow may also be adept in playing the piano (scrapbook), and script writing (pre-slingshot animation), and can also play the harp, as seen in the Stella Toons episode, Rock On!. This makes her the second bird known to play an instrument, the first being Hal.
- Willow's signature color is the only one not to represent the color of her feathers, but instead the color of her hat, possibly because the color blue is already used for Luca.
- Just like Hal acts as a boomerang, Willow acts as a frisbee.
- In the episode, The Prankster, Willow seemed to have different colored feathers on her head, when trying to dry Poppy's tears. This must have been what was under her hat all along.
- Interestingly, the pattern of Willow's neutral hat changes frequently. In some cases, it is red yellow red yellow. However, in the game and other cases, it is yellow red yellow red.
- She have eight hats in total, five of them can be seen from the scrapbook in Angry Birds: Stella Slingshot. The other three, two was owned by herself and one was made by Dahlia, in her diary.
- Willow is one of the only character in Angry Birds Stella with a consistent soundtrack. It can be heard through The Portrait, Free The Hatchlings in Angry Birds POP! and her pop soundtrack can be heard here. She also has another version of her pop soundtrack here.
- Willow makes a cameo in the Angry Birds Movie. She is currently the second bird in her flock (excluding Stella) to make a confirmed appearance, the first bird is Gale, the third bird is Dahlia, the fourth bird is Poppy.
- Willow was voted to be the most favorite character out of all of the Stella flock on Twitter.