whew its my time to shine! heres phrog's rant about brain injuries in the owl house
the kids all have concussions/brain injuries after king's tide. willow, amity, gus, and alador have concussions while king and hunter have traumatic brain injuries. there's a difference, tbi's are more damaging.
speaking from personal experience with my tbi and medical knowledge i gained from it, they all show symptoms. when the airship crashed, everyone fell with it.
amity and willow on the ground, they probably landed harshly. gus is holding his head like he's in pain. hunter seems normal but we all know he doesnt respond normally to pain, opting to supress it or just being used to it. if this was an alone event, he'd only have a concussion but this isnt the first time he's fallen from the sky.
he and luz fell from an airship previously. they both lost conciousness, hunter longer than luz. they both gained a tbi right there, losing conciousness is a determinating factor in telling the difference between a concussion and tbi. an added concussion onto that isnt ideal, either.
king's skull cracked and he periodically lost consciousness, gus having to carry him. with how badly his skull was cracked, its safe to assume it caused large internal bleeding in his brain along with contusions. his impact point was the left frontal lobe, which is somehow the exact same place my impact was. i didnt suffer any fractures or large bleeds, just small bleeds and multiple contusions along the frontal lobe and back of the brain. i had it when i was 10, two years older than king. this tbi massively fucked me up and i still struggle- a tbi as severe as kings is terrifying to me. my brain damage is miniscule to his. recovery at his age is possible but with a fracture that size its unlikely he'll fully recover. honestly hes lucky to be alive.
given how toh is really good with realistic portrayals of disability, i wouldn't be surprised if this is supposed to be canon.