Gunmar is free, Trollmarket is in peril, and of all creatures in our worlds, I chose you. Now, show them why.
Merlin to Jim

Unbecoming is the thirty-seventh episode of Trollhunters and the eleventh episode of Part Two.

Official Synopsis

Facing serious accusations from the Tribunal, Jim gets the chance to see what his life would be like if he'd never found the amulet.


Facing serious accusations from the Tribunal for his actions, Jim is sent back in time by the spirit of a previous Trollhunter, Unkar the Unfortunate, for a chance to see what his life would have been like if he had never found the amulet, and Draal is the Trollhunter. At first, Jim loves his new peaceful life, but it takes a turn for the worse. Can Jim get his life back and face up to his mistakes? Or will the world be doomed?




  • This marks Merlin's first appearance in the series (albeit as a spirit).
  • Bular briefly returns in this episode.
  • It is revealed that if Draal became the Trollhunter, he would’ve failed in stopping Bular and been turned to stone.
    • Of course, this also proves that Draal has always been worthy to wield the mantle of Trollhunter all along, even if Jim found it before him or not.
  • This episode is a parody of It's a Wonderful Life, which has been parodied in various films and television shows for years.
  • Title: "Unbecoming" is both a reference to Jim losing his status as Trollhunter (thus him not becoming the Trollhunter) and as a variation of the pilot episode(s) title "Becoming: Part 1 and 2" when Jim first became the Trollhunter. Also, "unbecoming" means behavior ill-suited. It is unbecoming of Jim to give into despair and want to abandon his duty as Trollhunter.


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