Their accents are a complete mess. The female lead elf’s accent is part Scots (but not really any specific Scottish accent), part Northern Irish, and part well, bullshit. She’s a Canadian actress who doesn’t normally do voices like that. The leader-elf at the beginning has a straightforward southern (not full RP but close) English accent. It’s slightly posh, like upper-middle-class English. The rest of the Elves are a random mixture of English, Scottish, and Irish accents.
But yeah “attempted Scottish” is the most common theme in elves in Dragon Prince, so you’re as right as anyone could be just picking one accent. Makes games like Dragon Age look completely pro by comparison, though. At least they managed to get people to pick a specific accent and I think stuck to Welsh and Irish accents for their elves (the non-town ones anyway).
The confusion is not all on you though, it’s a mess.
Been watching Umbrella Academy myself. It’s okay. Like, Titans was a lot better, so than may condemn it for you (but Titans is surprisingly good once it gets going, and gets past the “OMG WHAT DID THEY DO TO STARFIRE!!!” stuff). It has one really big flaw and a couple of smaller ones that really stop it being great:
None of the characters are particularly likable or all that relate-able. Rookie mistake guys, c’mon. Every show that’s had a lasting fandom has had characters you at least “love to hate”, and there’s nothing here, not in episodes 1-5. And I know it isn’t the actors. There’s a lot of petty fighting which doesn’t feel like internecine struggles, but rather contrived nastiness, which really doesn’t help.
They use a lot of music, but I’ve never, ever, in any show seen music used in such a consistently ill-judged way. It often starts too early in a scene, and it’s not mise-en-scene (or it is but it’s not shown that it is until half-way through the scene?!), and it’s mixed waaaaay too loud a lot of the time. They get it right once (with Istanbul), and then they just keep getting it wrong, over and over. And sometimes they’re not even picking good music. The violin stuff largely works, thankfully (particularly the violin medley in one of the earlier episodes). Whoever is in charge of this - they need to fire him, and if it’s the showrunner or director, he/she needs a good dressing down. It’s like, don’t make music so prominent if you’re going to fuck it up.
It can’t decide whether it’s whimsical or realist. Can’t be both mate. The visual design and a lot of the concepts and stuff scream Wes Anderson or like dark-side Wes Anderson, but the actual plotting, presentation of scenes and so on is solidly more typical, not really whimsical or quirky or bizarre at all. This particularly stands out in an era when you have stuff like Legion absolutely fucking NAILING this aesthetic and style, and they just can’t decide whether they’re Battlestar Galactica or Pushing Daisies.
I’d also argue there’s some questionable casting. Robert Sheehan is basically typecast but he manages the role fine (you remember him from playing basically a very similar character in Misfits). But David Castenada and Tom Hopper have no chemistry, and they need at least hate-chemistry, and Castenada basically plays it like he’s in a sort of sassy cop show. It’s kind of weird. Anyway, no-one is terrible but it’s a bit mismatched.