History WMG / Durarara

4th May '16 9:41:35 AM Moonstreak
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[[WMG: The reason Saika hates monsters, non-humans and Izaya]]
Is because she's afraid that if she cuts one and turns it into a daughter blade, it will try and take over, eventually becoming the ''new'' Mother.

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[[WMG: The reason Saika hates monsters, non-humans and Izaya]]
Is
Izaya...]]
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because she's afraid that if she cuts one and turns it into a daughter blade, it will try and take over, eventually becoming the ''new'' Mother.



Judging by the whole urban/mythological thing they got going on. In DRRR you have a reaper in the germanic sense, with influence from irish and norse mythos, as well as a possessed blade clearly influenced by eastern mythology. Add lovecraftian demons in Baccano. What other series mixes these mythos into a single one? Shin Megami Tensei. Also, as I mentioned, the urban theme is very similar, as well as the fight between order and chaos. There aren't many references to abrahamic religions, and I don't know how well Vamp fits in, as I haven't read it, but I wouldn't be surprised the way the story plays out to have Mikado get an email about a summoning program.

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Judging by the whole urban/mythological thing they got going on. In DRRR you have a reaper in the germanic Germanic sense, with influence from irish Irish and norse Norse mythos, as well as a possessed blade clearly influenced by eastern Eastern mythology. Add lovecraftian Lovecraftian demons in Baccano. What other series mixes these mythos into a single one? Shin Megami Tensei. Also, as I mentioned, the urban theme is very similar, as well as the fight between order and chaos. There aren't many references to abrahamic Abrahamic religions, and I don't know how well Vamp fits in, as I haven't read it, but I wouldn't be surprised the way the story plays out to have Mikado get an email about a summoning program.



Since this is the same universe as Baccano! Izaya found (or will find) a way to become immortal. Or maybe he already is.

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Since this is the same universe as Baccano! Baccano!, Izaya found (or will find) a way to become immortal. Or maybe he already is.



[[WMG:Masaomi Kida is either related to, or grows up to be Alibaba Saluja from Magi: Labyrinth of Magic]]
Look at a picture of both of them. They're both blonds with golden eyes who are casanovas who love women, have tragic pasts, cannot attain a woman to save their lives, and they're both talented fighters whose best friends are little, shy quiet boys with hidden pasts/abilities, and above all they have bad relationships with dark-haired guys. Alibaba looks like a grown up Kida Masaomi. The only thing that kinda doesn't fit is that Kida's hair color is brown and not naturally blond. But they could be ancestors, or distant cousins.

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[[WMG:Masaomi Kida is either related to, or grows up to be be, Alibaba Saluja from Magi: Labyrinth of Magic]]
Look at a picture of both of them. They're both blonds with golden eyes who are casanovas who love women, have tragic pasts, cannot attain a woman to save their lives, and they're both talented fighters whose best friends are little, shy shy, quiet boys with hidden pasts/abilities, and above all they have bad relationships with dark-haired guys. Alibaba looks like a grown up Kida Masaomi.Masaomi Kida. The only thing that kinda doesn't fit is that Kida's hair color is brown and not naturally blond. But they could be ancestors, or distant cousins.
4th May '16 9:30:53 AM Moonstreak
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* If he's in the closet, it is the ''most transparent closet'' '''''ever.''''' There was at least one time he deliberately goaded Celty into {{Dope Smack}}ing him, and was happy when she did.

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* If he's in the closet, it is the ''most transparent closet'' '''''ever.''''' There was at least one time he deliberately goaded Celty into {{Dope Smack}}ing Slap}}ping him, and was happy when she did.
4th May '16 9:21:32 AM Moonstreak
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* Now that you mention it... *looks at Tick, looks at Walker, looks at Tick, looks at Walker* Hmm, you're probably on to something there. That smile, plus EyesAlwaysShut, plus their, er, [[TortureTechnician talent]]; all in all, it's pretty close to becoming headcanon.

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* Now that you mention it... *looks at Tick, looks at Walker, looks at Tick, looks at Walker* Hmm, you're probably on to something there. That smile, plus EyesAlwaysShut, plus their, er, [[TortureTechnician talent]]; talent;]] all in all, it's pretty close to becoming headcanon.



They never explain how Shinra became friends with such a {{jerkass}}. It would also explain why bringing up the incident in middle school shuts Izaya up and knowing Izaya, it must have been REALLY bad to get him to be quiet. In other words, Shinra might hold the key to Izaya's weakness.

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They never explain how Shinra became friends with such a {{jerkass}}. It would also explain why bringing up the incident in middle school shuts Izaya up and knowing Izaya, it must have been REALLY ''really'' bad to get him to be quiet. In other words, Shinra might hold the key to Izaya's weakness.
4th May '16 9:19:08 AM Moonstreak
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[[WMG: Shinra is a {{Yandere}}.]]

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[[WMG: Shinra is a {{Yandere}}.]]{{Yandere}}]]



[[WMG: Izaya is an incarnation of [[TricksterArchetype Loki]].]]

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[[WMG: Izaya is an incarnation of [[TricksterArchetype Loki]].]]Loki.]]]]



[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Simon is awfully insistent in making sure everyone knows that there's no human flesh in his sushi.]] Now the normal conclusion for this sort of thing, [[DysfunctionJunction considering the setting]], would be that he and Dennis have some sort of SweeneyTodd thing going on, but this seems unlikely, given his pacifist nature and status as TheAtoner. So why is he so hung up cannibalism?

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[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Simon is awfully insistent in making sure everyone knows that there's no human flesh in his sushi.]] Now the normal conclusion for this sort of thing, [[DysfunctionJunction considering the setting]], setting,]] would be that he and Dennis have some sort of SweeneyTodd thing going on, but this seems unlikely, given his pacifist nature and status as TheAtoner. So why is he so hung up cannibalism?
3rd May '16 10:33:37 AM Moonstreak
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Not [[ThePowerOfLove to teach her how to love again,]] [[SubvertedTrope but because she comes to depend on his protection.]]

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Not Not [[ThePowerOfLove to teach her how to love again,]] [[SubvertedTrope but because she comes to depend on his protection.]]



Because I think it's pretty clear Izaya's not human. He and the Master are both FauxAffablyEvil [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]]/ManipulativeBastard [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]] with plenty of FoeYay. After [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], he fled to Japan and regenerated. Izaya's fear of death could be related to why the master [[JokerImmunity never dies, even when he's supposed to.]]

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Because I think it's pretty clear Izaya's not human. He and the Master are both FauxAffablyEvil [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]]/ManipulativeBastard Magnificent]] / ManipulativeBastard [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]] with plenty of FoeYay. After [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], he fled to Japan and regenerated. Izaya's fear of death could be related to why the master [[JokerImmunity never dies, even when he's supposed to.]]



Seriously, think about it. They look a lot alike (black hair, red-colored eyes); both have serious rivals (Shizuo and Claude), whom they are often paired with in fanfiction; they both have in-universe fangirls; have people close to them that act cold towards them but are actually close to (Namie and Ciel); both are feared; both are [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smilers]], and so on...
** Izaya also shares his birthdate with Sebastian's seiyuu. [[GlassesPull COINCIDENCE!?]]. Oh, and not too mention they both have one unlikely friend (Shinra and Agni). They really are quite similar, but he only thing is that Kuro was written three years ''after'' DRRR!! started. Plus, a lot of characters in anime have black hair and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] to make them look more sinister, and they don't really look alike other than that.

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Seriously, think about it. They look a lot alike (black hair, red-colored eyes); both have serious rivals (Shizuo and Claude), whom they are often paired with in fanfiction; they both have in-universe fangirls; they both have people close to them that act cold towards them but are actually close to (Namie and Ciel); both are feared; both are [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smilers]], and so on...
** Izaya also shares his birthdate with Sebastian's seiyuu. [[GlassesPull COINCIDENCE!?]]. COINCIDENCE!?]] Oh, and not too mention they both have one unlikely friend (Shinra and Agni). They really are quite similar, but he only thing is that Kuro was written three years ''after'' DRRR!! started. Plus, a lot of characters in anime have black hair and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] to make them look more sinister, and they don't really look alike other than that.
3rd May '16 10:31:20 AM Moonstreak
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Not because [[ThePowerOfLove teach her how to love again,]] [[SubvertedTrope but because she comes to depend on his protection.]]

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Not because Not [[ThePowerOfLove to teach her how to love again,]] [[SubvertedTrope but because she comes to depend on his protection.]]
3rd May '16 10:30:39 AM Moonstreak
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We only know a few things about the manager. In Shizuo's flashback in the novels, the manager gets mentioned as one of the people who isn't scared of Shizuo, and the narration says "He knows how to deal with Shizuo". Right afterwards, it brings up Simon and specifically states that he can protect himself from Shizuo, so it's almost certain that the manager deals with Shizuo in a way besides violence. We know from Jinnai managing Ruri that he knows how to handle unstable people with superhuman power. Another clue comes in the 9th novel when Tom talks to Vorona about Shizuo being late, due to serving as a bodyguard for the manager, who states has plenty of enemies. Who has more enemies than Jinnai? Not to mention just the fact that we haven't had even a name for the manager mentioned, much less an appearance. And this is Narita, where 99% of the cast is a huge badass and/or epic troll. I don't think he'd hold off so long on showing a character that closely connected to Shizuo for no reason.
* While not entirely impossible this theory is very unlikely. When Shizuo mentioned his manager that knew how to deal with his anger problems, he most probably meant Tom. Besides, Jinnai rather brainwashed Ruri than really dealt with her. It is also implied that Shizuo's and Tom's manager stays in Ikebukuro. And Izaya sent both Kida and Saki somewhere far away to spy on Jinnai. Not to mention that he followed Izaya all the way to Northeastern Japan, just to stab him. Unless Jinnai doesn’t have shape-shifting and teleportation powers, he almost certainly isn’t Shizuo’s main boss.

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We only know a few things about the manager. In Shizuo's flashback in the novels, the manager gets mentioned as one of the people who isn't scared of Shizuo, and the narration says "He knows how to deal with Shizuo". Right afterwards, it brings up Simon and specifically states that he can protect himself from Shizuo, so it's almost certain that the manager deals with Shizuo in a way besides violence. We know from Jinnai managing Ruri that he knows how to handle unstable people with superhuman power. Another clue comes in the 9th novel novel, when Tom talks to Vorona about Shizuo being late, late due to serving as a bodyguard for the manager, who he states has plenty of enemies. Who has more enemies than Jinnai? Not to mention just the fact that we haven't had even a name for the manager mentioned, much less an appearance. And this is Narita, where 99% of the cast is a huge badass Badass and/or epic troll.Troll. I don't think he'd hold off so long on showing a character that closely connected to Shizuo for no reason.
* While not entirely impossible impossible, this theory is very unlikely. When Shizuo mentioned that his manager that knew how to deal with his anger problems, he most probably meant Tom. Besides, Jinnai rather brainwashed Ruri rather than really dealt deal with her. It is also implied that Shizuo's and Tom's manager stays in Ikebukuro. And Ikebukuro - and Izaya sent both Kida and Saki somewhere far away to spy on Jinnai. Not to mention that he followed Izaya all the way to Northeastern Japan, just to stab him. Unless Jinnai doesn’t have has shape-shifting and teleportation powers, he almost certainly isn’t Shizuo’s main boss.
3rd May '16 10:27:20 AM Moonstreak
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[[WMG: Durarara takes place in the near future, where anonymous has become a physical organzation]]

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[[WMG: Durarara Durarara!! takes place in the near future, where anonymous has become a physical organzation]]



It would explain why Shizuo can't hold a proper job anymore and why his younger brother wanted him to keep a steady job so badly. This troper figures that something simple may be too little for Izaya to pull off, but he is a total jerkass and would stoop to petty crime like this to get something done.

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It would explain why Shizuo can't hold a proper job anymore and why his younger brother wanted him to keep a steady job so badly. This troper figures that something simple may be too little for Izaya to pull off, but he is a total jerkass Jerkass and would stoop to petty crime like this to get something done.
3rd May '16 10:25:54 AM Moonstreak
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* If he's in the closet, it is the most transparent closet ''ever.'' There was at least one time he deliberately goaded Celty into {{Dope Smack}}ing him, and was happy when she did.

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* If he's in the closet, it is the most ''most transparent closet ''ever.'' closet'' '''''ever.''''' There was at least one time he deliberately goaded Celty into {{Dope Smack}}ing him, and was happy when she did.



And goes by... the dollars.

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And goes by... the dollars.
Dollars.
3rd May '16 10:21:33 AM Moonstreak
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* Now that you mention it...*looks at Tick, looks at Walker, looks at Tick, looks at Walker*. Hmm, you're probably on to something there. That smile, plus EyesAlwaysShut, plus their, er, [[TortureTechnician talent]], all in all it's pretty close to becoming head canon.

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* Now that you mention it... *looks at Tick, looks at Walker, looks at Tick, looks at Walker*. Walker* Hmm, you're probably on to something there. That smile, plus EyesAlwaysShut, plus their, er, [[TortureTechnician talent]], talent]]; all in all all, it's pretty close to becoming head canon.
headcanon.
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