No! Stop right there! If you're just here to make unfounded accusations, then you can leave my school right now!
―Uhl to Bertha Flanagan[src]

Karl Uhl (who prefers to be called Señor Uhl) is a supporting character in the Tales of Arcadia franchise. 

He is the Spanish teacher (despite being Austrian) and the current interim principal of Arcadia Oaks High after Strickler's resignation and Levit's "indefinite leave of absence". 

History

Backstory

How he found a career is unknown, but he seems to be well-travelled. He is Austrian.

Trollhunters (Part One)

Trollhunters (Part Two)

Trollhunters (Part Three)

3Below (Part One)

3Below (Part Two)

Physical Description

He is a large man, square-jawed and neat, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He tends to wear professional attire.

Personality

Señor Uhl is as unforgiving as he is clueless. Though it is often with a great error that students say that he is a heartless monster of a teacher, he sports the basic support for his school and for his town, and he genuinely cares about the needs and educational experience of his students. The only strange thing about him is his rather strong bond with his... pick-up truck?

However, in 3Below, despite his seemingly lack of emotion, he shows that he is able to display a more humane side. He sympathizes with Aja and Krel when they tell him that they had escaped the chaos of a coup in their "home country" of Cantaloupia, vowing that Arcadia Oaks High will be a haven for them until they can return home. He defends them against Birdie, the special advisor of the school board, when she suggests that they be removed from the school due to being 'illegal aliens,' protesting against micro-aggressions and stating that they 'do not use that word [illegal].' Even discovering that Aja and Krel were aliens, he still supported them and refused to let Kubritz take them away.  

Powers & Abilities

Powers

  • Gravesand-Induced State (briefly): After unintentionally drinking Gravesand, it amplified Uhl's feral instincts ten-fold, thus making him more stronger and aggressive. Luckily, albeit with a lot of struggle since he barely had any emotional attachments, Toby manages to break him free from his feral curse by reminding him of his favorite truck, Susannah.
    • Superhuman Strength: Uhl was able to knock several desks with little problems, nearly strangled Toby with a chair, and even lift two boys (one fat) like nothing.
    • Superhuman Durability: When he hit himself against a wall, he was barely fazed from the impact.
    • Superhuman Flexibility: Similar to Draal's own ability, he was able to roll himself into a ball and knock almost anything in his path, which Toby took note of.

Abilities

  • Multilingual: Uhl is heard speaking English and Spanish, though given the fact that he's Austrian, he can fluently speak his native German language as well.

Weaknesses

  • Mortality: As a human, Señor Uhl possesses a mortal body, so is therefore highly vulnerable to any forms of injuries, sicknesses, and death.
  • Metal: Uhl receives serious allergic reactions to metal, including Gaggletacks.

Equipment

Relationships

Romances

Susannah

In the tie-in novel The Book of Ga-Huel set during the events of Part Two of Trollhunters, Senor Uhl is revealed to have a long-distance girlfriend by the name of Susannah. He had apparently met her in Barcelona while finishing his studies. The episode Bad Coffee from Part 3 reveals that his truck is also named Susannah, likely named in affection after her. It is unknown if their relationship is still ongoing during the events of 3Below given his affections for Lenora Janeth.

Lenora Janeth

Uhl and Janeth seem to have a professional relationship as staff members.  

In Part Two of 3Below, it can be assumed that Uhl has a crush on Janeth, yet she appears to always be oblivious to his affection. He then reveals that he truely does have romantic feelings for her, yet Lenora (despite being directly confessed to) is still oblivious.

Friends/Allies

Coach Lawrence

Uhl and Lawrence seem to get along well.

Students

Jim Lake Jr.

Uhl used to have a neutral view on Jim. However, when he begins his double-life as a Trollhunter, he begins showing up for class late, which Uhl does not tolerate.

Despite viewing Jim more as a troublemaker, he did show ounces of concern when Jim gives out his Spanish presentation yet appeared distracted (as he was being attacked by Gnome Chompsky) in "Gnome Your Enemy".

Toby Domzalski

Like Jim, Uhl initially sees Toby as a troublemaker.

Aja andKrel Tarron

At first, Uhl saw Aja and Krel as troublemakers, but when Aja explains that they came to Arcadia because their "home country" got caught in a coup, he shows them compassion and vows to make Arcadia Oaks High a safe haven for them. He supports this vow by continually defending them against any forms of xenophobia, most notably shown in "Flying the Coop".

Even after he discovered the Tarrons are literal aliens, Uhl still protected them from Kubritz's outrageous accusations and claimed that they belonged in Arcadia, even if they weren't from Earth (or even human).

Enemies

Bertha "Birde" Flanagan

Señor Uhl seems to have a mutual yet rocky relationship with Bertha Flanagan. He became incensed at her attempt to remove Aja and Krel on xenophobic grounds, and she threatens his job in response. Uhl was pleased when she disappeared, unaware that she was an alien sent to kill Aja and Krel and was killed by Varvatos.

Quotes

Main article: Karl Uhl/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Absent
"Becoming: Part 2"
Absent
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Absent
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Appears
"Waka Chaka!"
Absent
"Win Lose or Draal"
Absent
"To Catch a Changeling"
Absent
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Absent
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Absent
"Young Atlas"
Appears
"Recipe for Disaster"
Appears
"Claire and Present Danger"
Absent
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Absent
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Absent
"Mudslinging"
Absent
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Absent
"Blinky's Day Out"
Absent
"The Shattered King"
Absent
"Airheads"
Appears
"Where Is My Mind?"
Absent
"Party Monster"
Absent
"It's About Time"
Appears
"Wingmen"
Absent
"Angor Management"
Absent
"A Night to Remember"
Appears
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Absent
"Skullcrusher"
Appears
"Grand Theft Otto"
Absent
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Absent
"Homecoming"
Absent
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Appears
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Appears
"Just Add Water"
Absent
"Creepslayerz"
Absent
"The Reckless Club"
Appears
"Unbecoming"
Appears
"Mistrial and Error"
Absent
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 3
"Night Patroll"
Absent
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Absent
"Bad Coffee"
Appears
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Absent
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Absent
"Parental Guidance"
Absent
"The Oath"
Absent
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Absent
"In Good Hands"
Appears
"A House Divided"
Absent
"Jimhunters"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Appears
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Appears

3Below

3Below Part 1
"Terra Incognita Part One"
Absent
"Terra Incognita Part Two"
Appears
"Mind Over Matter"
Appears
"Beetle Mania"
Appears
"Collision Course"
Absent
"D'aja Vu"
Absent
"Flying the Coop"
Appears
"Party Crashers"
Appears
"Lightning in a Bottle"
Appears
"The Arcadian Job"
Appears
"Truth Be Told"
Absent
"Last Night on Earth"
Appears
"Bad Omen"
Absent
3Below Part 2
"Moving Day"
Absent
"Moonlight Run"
Absent
"Dogfight Days of Summer"
Cameo
"Mother's Day"
Absent
"Ill Gotten Gains"
Absent
"There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)"
Appears
"Asteroid Rage"
Absent
"Luug's Day Out"
Absent
"The Fall of House Tarron"
Absent
"The Big Sleep"
Absent
"Race to Trollmarket"
Absent
"A Glorious End, Part One"
Appears
"A Glorious End, Part Two"
Cameo

Trivia

  • In "Flying the Coop," it is revealed that Señor Uhl's first name is Karl, which is of German origin (despite him being Austrian). 
  • As revealed in The Book of Ga-Huel, Uhl is highly allergic to metal, including gaggletacks (which is why he coats his car keys with clear nail polish so they don't make physical contact with his skin).
    • It's also revealed that he had a long-distance girlfriend in Spain named Susanna (which would explain his bond with his pick up truck which he calls Susanna). In 3Below, however, he admits to being attracted to Miss Janeth, which implies that he and Susanna may have broken up.
    • It is also possible something happened to Susanna due to a statement by Señor Uhl that bad things happen to people he gets close to.

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