|Appears in:||Book Appearances|
|Appears in:||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole|
Otulissa's colouration is typical of a Short-eared Owl. The markings around her eyes resemble dark eyeshadow. In the books, Otulissa was a Spotted Owl. It is speculated she was changed to a Short-eared Owl solely to make her appear more attractive, and to set her up as a love interest for the main character, Soren.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Otulissa welcomes Soren and Gylfie to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and explains to them that training lasts several years for an owl to become a Guardian and that a Guardian has several functions. She is also seen after Allomere rescues Eglantine and another owlet. She tells Soren that before, she didn't believe his story of the Pure Ones, but she believed him after seeing the rescued owlets. Otulissa also seems to have been flirting in a way with Soren, such as blinking her eyes charmingly and giving him small smiles. Soren also has a love interest in her. During the band's Guardian ceremony, Otulissa is shown smiling and even giggling happily. But in fact, if Otulissa was going to be Soren's mate, It means that their children would be mixed breeds, which has never happened throughout the books or ever in Ga'hoole history.