Raine encourages Eda to join the BAtTs only if she's "got nothing to lose," but the MOMENT they find out she has a family, they encourage her to escape and return to them. This shows that 1. Raine is putting Eda's happiness before the revolution and encourages her to do the same, and 2. Raine believes they themself have nothing to lose. EXCEPT YOU DO BECAUSE YOU HAVE A WHOLE CREW AND EDA WHO ALL LOVE YOU AAAAAAHHHH
I hope everyone realizes how huge this is. Raine is nonbinary. They are the first ever nonbinary Disney character. Queer representation is rare; nonbinary representation is even rarer. This means that more kids are going to grow up and treat they/them pronouns as a normal thing. This means that less kids are going to think of nonbinary people as different than them. This means that more nonbinary kids are going to see themselves in the shows they watch and feel more comfortable in their own skin as a result. This is a milestone, and it deserves to be treated as such.
I just noticed that Raine keeps a cutting of snapdragons in their office in my latest viewing of Eda’s Requiem and would like to announce that I am signing my heart over to Dana Terrance and the Owl House Crew. They now own it, fair and square.