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20th May '16 8:03:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** There are numerous examples in played-straight Tournament Arcs where the protagonist team does not win, DragonBall, YuYuHakusho and Pokemon among them. And again, having no underlying plot to the tournament is playing it straight, not subverting or deconstructing it.

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** There are numerous examples in played-straight Tournament Arcs where the protagonist team does not win, DragonBall, YuYuHakusho Manga/YuYuHakusho and Pokemon among them. And again, having no underlying plot to the tournament is playing it straight, not subverting or deconstructing it.
26th Dec '15 8:02:59 AM Uxantro
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**Jossed. Word of God states that the pain, while he feels it, is just an illusion, and that he didn't lose control of the arm.
24th Oct '15 4:15:48 PM nombretomado
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*** What about Sniperwheel and someone voiced by PeanutButterGamer? He works with JonTron a lot, and doesn't have Ego's criticism of the show (as far as I'm aware.) Although, they wouldn't be able to make WebVideo/GameGrumps references, which would be the main reason for having Egoraptor there in the first place.
*** It should be noted that Chris O'Neill (aka Oney), who ''also'' criticized the early episodes of TOME very harshly, made a cameo appearance in "Infectuation", and since he (like JonTron) is a close collaborator with Egoraptor, that might (emphasis on ''might'') be a good sign for Arin's chances of making a cameo himself.

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*** What about Sniperwheel and someone voiced by PeanutButterGamer? He works with JonTron WebVideo/JonTron a lot, and doesn't have Ego's criticism of the show (as far as I'm aware.) Although, they wouldn't be able to make WebVideo/GameGrumps references, which would be the main reason for having Egoraptor there in the first place.
*** It should be noted that Chris O'Neill (aka Oney), who ''also'' criticized the early episodes of TOME very harshly, made a cameo appearance in "Infectuation", and since he (like JonTron) [=JonTron=]) is a close collaborator with Egoraptor, that might (emphasis on ''might'') be a good sign for Arin's chances of making a cameo himself.
30th Jul '15 9:12:34 PM Willbyr
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** Zetto/Kizuna vs Nylocke/Gamecrazed (To mirror the final match in the original version)

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** Zetto/Kizuna Zetto[=/=]Kizuna vs Nylocke/Gamecrazed Nylocke[=/=]Gamecrazed (To mirror the final match in the original version)



** Alpha/Flamegirl vs Nylocke/Gamecrazed (Possible; A good-hearted match to close out beating Zetto and/or whatever hacker threat that arises)
** Zetto/Kizuna vs Asterob/Sniperwheel (Less possible; A decisive, depressing and dismissive win to further drive home the loss of both remaining protagonist teams)
** Alpha/Flamegirl vs Asterob/Sniperwheel (Yeah, no.)

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** Alpha/Flamegirl Alpha[=/=]Flamegirl vs Nylocke/Gamecrazed Nylocke[=/=]Gamecrazed (Possible; A good-hearted match to close out beating Zetto and/or whatever hacker threat that arises)
** Zetto/Kizuna Zetto[=/=]Kizuna vs Asterob/Sniperwheel Asterob[=/=]Sniperwheel (Less possible; A decisive, depressing and dismissive win to further drive home the loss of both remaining protagonist teams)
** Alpha/Flamegirl Alpha[=/=]Flamegirl vs Asterob/Sniperwheel Asterob[=/=]Sniperwheel (Yeah, no.)



* Basically a rebuttal to the "obvious" conclusion that Kirb joined the FiveManBand to scout for the Forbidden Power. I think he honestly wanted to put the "drama" of his time as Zetto behind him and enjoy hanging out with some other players. (I think the ending of episode 10 supports this - Kirb really seems content with being there.) Obviously he wants to avoid fighting the hackers because they're with Kizuna (and ''they're'' the ones looking for the Forbidden Power), but I think he was more than happy to let them do their thing until it latched onto Alpha, which forced his hand (and Zetto didn't show up until immediately after Kirb was attacked by Demon Alpha - it was the only way to keep him under control at that point). There are still plenty of unanswered questions, though - like how Gamecrazed is involved (was he genuinely curious about him in "Mansion Midnight" or was there more to it?), and what would have happened if Kirb ''did'' get Alpha to partner with him for the tournament. Surely at some point Alpha/Kirb would have gone up against Zetto/Kizuna - how would ''that'' have gone down?

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* Basically a rebuttal to the "obvious" conclusion that Kirb joined the FiveManBand to scout for the Forbidden Power. I think he honestly wanted to put the "drama" of his time as Zetto behind him and enjoy hanging out with some other players. (I think the ending of episode 10 supports this - Kirb really seems content with being there.) Obviously he wants to avoid fighting the hackers because they're with Kizuna (and ''they're'' the ones looking for the Forbidden Power), but I think he was more than happy to let them do their thing until it latched onto Alpha, which forced his hand (and Zetto didn't show up until immediately after Kirb was attacked by Demon Alpha - it was the only way to keep him under control at that point). There are still plenty of unanswered questions, though - like how Gamecrazed is involved (was he genuinely curious about him in "Mansion Midnight" or was there more to it?), and what would have happened if Kirb ''did'' get Alpha to partner with him for the tournament. Surely at some point Alpha/Kirb would have gone up against Zetto/Kizuna Zetto[=/=]Kizuna - how would ''that'' have gone down?
7th Jul '15 11:01:59 PM LavaringX
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[[WMG:Gamecrasher will appear in Season 2]]
* If he's ever going to show up, it's then, since he showed up in Season 2 in TTA.
** Actually, with season 2 of the remake seemingly following the remainder of season 1 of TTA, Gamecrasher will most likely show up in season 3 instead, if there is one.
* Gamecrasher may be the reboot's version of [[spoiler: The Forbidden Power]], if [[http://lavaringx.deviantart.com/art/TOME-Gamecrasher-Meme-WARNING-POSSIBLE-SPOILERS-516564553 this theory]] is anything to go by.
** Not such a far-fetched theory anymore now that it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Forbidden Power was created due to SOFDTI not being able to understand negative human emotions. If Gamecrazed really is a splinter of SOFDTI (See the bottommost "Gamecrazed is" theory WMG below), it would make sense that Gamecrasher could be the Forbidden Power - being the evil to SOFDTI's good, it is like a metaphorical brother…]]
* [[MetaphoricallyTrue Technically Confirmed?]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that the Forbidden Power is a composite character of Kagemamoru from the original series and Gamecrasher, as it IS a metaphorical brother to SOFDTI as the evil to her good.]] However, in the literal sense, Crash appearing in TOME's second season is Jossed.
[[WMG:Gamecrazed is...]]
* An advanced AI, apparently capable of passing any and all [[TuringTest turing tests]], who is either...
** a pawn of Netking Software (which explains why he seems to know so much about the game and how it works)
** or independently programmed and sent by his designers to "playtest" TOME. Either way, he inadvertently learns ThePowerOfFriendship after he joins the FiveManBand, leading to [[PinocchioSyndrome the usual AI amongst humans plots]].
*** It would seem unlikely that Gamecrazed is an AI made by Netking software since he has a player ID number and won a lottery with it. If he didn't have a player they'd hint at that by having his ID number be missing.
* [[HauntedTechnology Some kind of ghost or spirit "haunting" the TOME servers]], inspired by the RealitySubtext that the person on whom Gamecrazed was originally based has since passed away.
** became a virtual AI because his human form was killed by the Forbidden Power (which [[spoiler: is the motivation for Zetto to defeat/contain the Forbidden Power so it "wouldn't hurt anyone else"]].)
* Or, simply, a flesh-and-blood human who...
** has an AmbiguousDisorder.
** is a GeniusCripple or is otherwise InspirationallyDisadvantaged.
** has strict and/or abusive parents or family members who would prevent him meeting up with the others in person.
** lives in isolation.
** is just ''really'' shy.
** is only quiet and reserved online. Outside of TOME he's a regular guy.
** is intentionally taking up the role of the TheQuietOne to be mysterious.
** [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent lives/grew up on a space station.]]
** is just a normal person who's in a country where passports are harder to come by.
** is a "White or Gray hat" hacker.
** Is actually a girl IRL and is too embarrassed to let people find out her crossplaying habits
* [[spoiler: A splinter of SOFDTI, created as an avatar that allows her to interact with the players of TOME while still continuing to function as the game's engine. She may have subconsciously still wished to protect people, so she created Gamecrazed to do so. Through GC, she is relatively safer from negative thoughts than she typically is, but still cannot come into contact with the virus even with a different avatar. SOFDTI's voice actor is credited as "Ryan Gillmoon," whose last name is an exact anagram for that of GC's voice actress (Casey Mongillo). (Remember when Chris used the name "Tony A. Campbell" for Zetto until the big reveal about his dual identity?) The hard-and-fast rule in TOME voice casting is that each voice actor is limited to one "player" - and since "Gillmoon" is so obviously Mongillo they're barely even bothering to hide it, SOFTDI and GC have to be connected somehow.]]
** [[spoiler: Gamecrazed's user ID could even hint at this because it's rather unique. His user ID is 001234567. It's a lot easier to count up from 1 instead of making up your own user ID , but what's especially meaninful about this aside from being easy to think of is how many parents (programmers) does SOFDTI have? Seven, and that would make the user number meaningful to her. It'd be easy for her to save that number if she knew there weren't 1.2 million players at the time she took it.]]
** [[spoiler: GC being a splinter or alter-ego of SOFDTI also explains his talent for reading the other characters - he literally ''is'' reading their thoughts, just like SOFDTI can. (This also explains how he can always sense people who are trying to sneak up on him, and can dodge or parry enemy attacks ''just'' in the nick of time.)]]
* Confirmed to be a splinter of SOFDTI, created to protect herself and stop [[spoiler: Rubirules]]'s plans.

[[WMG: Like the rest of the FiveManBand, Gamecrazed will sing at some point]]
* It's entirely possible, considering [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJd1m034V9Y his voice actress has sung before]].
* Sadly, Jossed.
[[WMG: The third missing piece of the weapon]]
* When Kizuna mentions the "secret weapon" for which the virus is needed, she also points out that the other two pieces will be in close proximity when Zetto confronts Alpha. Behind her are images of the purple flame and a silhouette of a dragon, which likely alludes to the D-Bug from TTA. The flames are already with Flamegirl, and the only other person there was Nylocke, who refers to himself as a dragon and has special dragon attributes.
* The missing pieces were revealed to be the Antivirus Weapon's head and power source in Episode 14, [[spoiler: both given to them by Rubirules for safekeeping until the time was right]].

[[WMG: The main characters will join with Zetto and Kizuna in order to find the virus]]
* Still possible, but [[The FiveManBand (Minus Kirbopher and Gamecrazed) team up with Neomutant to [[StormingTheCastle infiltrate the hacker's base and therefore will likely fight against Tigerlilly and Zetto]] in Episode 13. We'll have to see how that arc ends up to confirm or joss this WMG.]]

[[WMG: In Season 2 The Forbidden Power will "go viral"]]
* spoiler: After (if it) breaking out of the drain edge it will be free to wreak havoc however it wants the forbidden power will split apart and infect many players to ramp up the conflict instead of just affecting one. Leading to a fad of cheating and abuse in TOME by ordinary players, which would be encouraged by rambunctious hackers like Rockoon, and players obsessed with the rumors like Thorment.
** As of Episode 13, the Forbidden Power has broken out of the drain edge but has not been shown to have done anything. It is more likely that the Forbidden Power will just turn into a monster like in TTA and [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant force all the characters in the show to team up and fight it.]]
* The Forbidden Power is confirmed to actually be a monster named Kajet in Episode 00, which breaks out of its containment in Episode 14. It DOES end up running rampant throughout TOME, but does not become an infection.

[[WMG: Flamegirl used to be a Hacker]]
* She has a drive to fight against the hackers like Nylocke, but it looks and feels more like a personal vendetta than an actual act of goodwill. She was also implied to have some sort of past relationship with Neomutant, and even offered to work with the D. Bug Organization but refused due to how shady they work (as well as how shady of the info Neo was to her).
* Jossed - she was a programmer, not a hacker.

[[WMG: The voice in the "About TOME" video, the buffering jokes during the tournament, and the [[spoiler: Narrator of Episode 00]] will be an important character]]
* Namely the reboot's version of Blitz128, based on the similar voice and style of humor
** Can't be Blitz128 because he's voiced by Todd Haberkorn here, but it could easily be somebody else.
** Maybe he's the reboot's answer to Giga from TTA? Edwyn Tiong was Giga in the original and could easily reprise his role, and considering the name of Episode 00, "/File:Zero", it's possible that the episode and the "About TOME" video are police documents created by him to keep tabs on the heroes and the Netkings.
* Confirmed to be Giga, a government official from the Cyber Protectorate Department.
[[WMG:Real names of the FiveManBand]]
* Kirb/Zetto's real name will be Christopher (basically canon already), Nylocke's real name will be Colin, and Gamecrazed's real name (assuming that he is - or was - human in this iteration) will be Nate. This gives every main character the same real name as their TTA counterparts.
* Gamecrazed is really [[spoiler: SOFDTI]], but other than Micheal and Stephanie's names no other real life names are ever given.
[[WMG:Season 2 will introduce the Ranks of Sanctuary]]
* In TOME, the Sanctuary Region is only used for social networking and not combat, and we weren't shown any of it in the first season. However, [[spoiler: with the Forbidden Power currently there, it's influence may spread to the uses in the region and hack the system, allowing for combat]]. While the Ranks of Sanctuary were super-elite players in the original TTA, they may end up being [[spoiler: ordinary users corrupted by the Forbidden Power]] here.
** But then that begs the question: Where were these super-elite players when the hackers were out and about?
*** They didn't exist yet - the super-elite players are from TTA, and these "ordinary users corrupted by the Forbidden Power" (emphasis on '''ordinary''') would be the TOME versions of them. Since the Forbidden Power didn't make it to Sanctuary until the end of the first season, they wouldn't have been corrupted yet - they'd just be ordinary players, presumably with ordinary powers.
* Jossed - only one of TTA's ranks, [=ChaseAce=], is shown to appear in TOME, and he is just a regular Moderator with no connection to the Forbidden Power.

[[WMG: GC didn't know that Zetto was Kirb at first, but figured it out on his own]]
* The premise that GC was not involved with the hackers' plot is a corollary to this theory. GC and Zetto interact verbally only once: at the end of "Awaken the Beast". Their entire exchange is as follows:
--> '''Gamecrazed''': What transpired here?
--> '''Zetto''': Oh, this? We were just playing. He lost.
--> '''Gamecrazed''': ''Lost?!''
* This is the only time in the whole series we ever really see GC not knowing what's going on - if he had ''any'' idea, about ''any'' aspect of it, that exchange wouldn't have gone down the way it did. But GC is very clever, insightful, and sneaky - he probably made it his mission to figure out what the deal was. My guess is that he figured it out sometime between his dialogue with Kirb in "Dragon Drama" (an episode which is filled with examples of how perceptive GC is), and their brief little exchange in "Gemini Tournament Yin" ("What do ''you'' have to be upset about?"). Judging from Kirb's reaction, by that time [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he knew that GC knew]], as well.
** Alternatively, given that Kirb was spilling his guts in "Dragon Drama" he could very well have let slip that he was Zetto at that time. But I think it's more likely that GC figured it out and bluntly confronted him about it, similar to how he did with Nylocke in that same episode (although probably not quite as politely).
** If this was the case, then why didn't GC decide to help when he figured out Kirb's identity? If this was before Episode 6, he could've given up the Drain Edge, which would've probably made the whole sealing of the virus at least a bit easier. Might've at least saved Kizuna whatever it cost to hire Dustbunny and Neomutant to steal the shield.
*** Simple - by the time GC figured it out, he'd already given up the Drain Edge to Nylocke. As far as not helping - GC didn't have the Drain Edge anymore, so how could he? And if GC did confront Kirb/Zetto, I suspect he was asked to not tell anybody, so he remained neutral (which is why he doesn't fight any more hackers from episode 7 on). This ties into the implied reason for GC's absence from the showdown in "The Warring Demons" - he didn't want to come between his friends. (Although he was probably watching the whole thing anyway - in the shadows.)
*** But this isn't a matter between friends, this is a matter between Kirb and the virus with Alpha and the rest caught in crossfire. GC at least cares about them and TOME even if he doesn't want to get into personal matters, and the virus is (allegedly) a very real problem for TOME as a whole, so even if he'd already given it to Nye, why not just inform him of the situation? Nye's a bragger, but he knows when things are serious enough to warrant an organized front. Then again, Kirb should've also done the same with Flamey once they were sure about the virus and the effectiveness of the anti-virus.
*** GC obviously had misgivings about Kirb/Zetto's plan (which is probably part of where the scorn in the "What do ''you'' have to be upset about?" comes from) but the timeframe was pretty brief - for all we know, GC only put it all together ''right before'' the Gemini Tournament, he confronted Kirb, who assured him that he had a plan - and even a backup, assuming that it fell through. Remember that Flamey's pretty sure she can keep Alpha under control with the anti-virus (even if she doesn't quite understand what it is), and Alpha only becomes vocal about his internal struggle with the Forbidden Power in the last episode, after which Zetto immediately contacts him and promises to resolve it. By this time, GC definitely knows what's going on, and presumably he trusts Zetto to successfully extract the virus from Alpha - which he does, more or less, even when he's in his Demon form. What would have happened to Zetto if Nylocke weren't there to use the Drain Edge is another question - although it's interesting that Nylocke knew exactly how to use the Drain Edge the way he did, but that's a whole other WMG.
*** But he ''didn't'' have a back up. And would it not be more proficient to make sure the person that you're giving a prototype of an ''experimental anti-virus'' for a ''highly dangerous and unpredictable program that makes you feel pain in a virtual environment'' knows what the hell they're up against and why they were chosen? She's already at great risk by being right next to their target, so he might as well give her all the information he has. And even if Kirb some how convinced GC not to get involved, that doesn't answer why he didn't let Nylocke in on the plan. Even if he was completely assured that his perfected program would work (which it didn't), what harm would there be in having a back up? Maybe if Nye knew what he needed to do, he would've disposed of the virus in better way than ''throwing it in a random direction''.
*** Yes, he did have a backup - the shield couldn't absorb the Forbidden Power directly, so Zetto hijacked the absorption code from it to use instead - which (after a fashion) ''did'' work. As far as the rest of your questions, they really don't address the WMG so much as ask why Zetto did what he did - and to be honest, I don't think he (or d-buggers.org, for that matter) is intended as some grand Xanatos-style schemer - some of his strategizing simply didn't pan out, and that's the way it goes. And yes, the Forbidden Power is still out there, but there wouldn't be a season 2 if it wasn't.
* It's eventually revealed that GC knew Kirb was Zetto because he was really a splinter of SOFDTI and could literally read minds, meaning he probably knew Kirb was Zetto from the beginning.
[[WMG: Webmaster will be eventually revealed as main villain, and/or creator of the Forbidden Power]]
* It is possible the Forbidden Power was created by the Webmaster as some sort of world domination tool or such, but then the virus either became self aware, or somebody on the inside *cough GC cough* hid it in the depths of TOME. Imagine the amount of power someone who could effectively control the Forbidden Power would have. The ability to cause great amounts of pain to anybody on any computer would leave most of the civilized world at your mercy.
* This would also explain why all the admins appear to be so horribly incompetent at their job. It isn't that the reports about the Forbidden Power are being ignored because they are assumed to be false, but instead are being ignored because the admins are in on the Webmasters conspiracy, and will be beneficiaries assuming the Webmasters plot is successful.
* Heck even webmaster's name sounds like he has villainous intentions. It literally implies he wants to dominate the world wide web. And all you would have to do is paint him black instead of white and he'd look like a main villain. Name-wise Execk's name also implies he's primarily identifies with his job and is motivated by business and money and is colored in dark colors like a villain. In addition, Rubirules is a shapeshifter and shapeshifters tend to be [[TheTrickster tricksters]] in TOME judging from past characters (Ravenfreak, anyone?). BItshrum has an unusual tendency to proclaim himself "THE KING" (although this is largely PlayedForLaughs, especially when Kirbopher [[MemeticMutation usurps his throne]].) Kindarspirit is the only outlier so far here, but she's so goofy and giggly that it's hard to see her as anything but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pureness incarnate]].
* Alternatively, Execk alone will be the main villain. He is the only Netking to be fought in Episode 11 rather than 12, reacts in many suspicious ways during the climactic conversation when Alpha asks who was responsible for putting the Forbidden Power in the game, and let's not forget that EXE was the main villain of Season 2 in TTA as well. He might even be secretly controlling the hackers on a level above Zetto and Kizuna, as the hackers generally engage in activities that seem to conflict with Zetto and Kizuna's goals. The fact that "EXE was the one really in charge of the D-Bug Organization" in the original would work even better in his current incarnation, as he alone worked on the Battle System (whereas he worked together with Zetto to design it in the original; Zetto worked on the original VR tech in TOME instead) and may secretly be manipulating Zetto and/or Kizuna here with the prospect of capturing the Forbidden Power instead of just "ULTIMATE VIRTUAL POWER!" like in the original.
* For the most part, Jossed. Although it is still technically ''possible'' that the Netkings are evil, none of them created the Forbidden Power, [[spoiler: SOFDTI did on accident when she was exposed to too much negative human emotion.]] Even Execk, who to some appears ObviouslyEvil, seems to be more of a Determinator and a true businessman than a villain in that he wanted to complete the game even though they had already created A.I., as that was what Plan.Net hired them to do. [[spoiler: Execk's attitude towards violence in video games, however, may have helped create the negative emotions in SOFDTI that it couldn't understand, but it's still nothing that the Netkings did on purpose or with malicious intent.]]
* [[spoiler: one of the Netkings DID turn out to be evil, but it wasn't Webmaster OR Execk - it was RUBIRULES, who wanted to control SOFDTI to kickstart a technological revolution so he could become a pioneer in the field of computer science. He fed the mods misinformation to keep them off his scent, and was using Zetto and Kizuna to accomplish greater things than just destroying the Forbidden Power.]]
[[WMG: The secret weapon mentioned by Kizuna is the reboot's answer to the original's D-Bug Dragon.]]
* As she refers to it the view focuses on the conspicuous two-tone silver background object that resembles a segment of the original's draconic body. Kizuna also drops the fact that they "know it works", which is obviously referring to the antivirus software that they attached to Flamegirl--which is represented in the game by purple fire, much like the D-Bug's power in the original. Here in the reboot the dragon would seem to be a potential good counterpart to the Forbidden Power.
On that note, related: the Forbidden Power will get its own body at some later point (perhaps distorting a Shadowguard Beast quest mob?) and they'll send the dragon at it. Virtual reality program kaiju fight anyone?
* Confirmed - the secret weapon is the Dragon Bug, the reboot's version of the D-Bug from TTA.

[[WMG: Armoora is the reboot's version of Ichinar from TTA.]]
* It's quite possible, since we haven't seen any other kind of admin aside from Webmaster, and Ichinar was the admin of Mech City in the original.
** Episode 11 shows that Armoora's character model is a generic template character that multiple moderators use. It seems more similar [=ChaseAce's=] character (AKA [=PaperAceChase=] in TTA) than anyone really. Jossed.
[[WMG: Gamecrasher is...]]
* An alt account for Gamecrazed. In the original TTA, they both had similar skin colors but with a difference in powers (Crazed with full-on darkness, and Crasher with codes and combos mixed in). If possible, GC might create or switch to this account which is similar to his original one.


[[WMG: Zetto will reveal his true identity during the infiltration of the hacker base.]]
* After the upcoming 'boss rush' of hackers (because we ALL know it's going to happen), the heroes will come across Zetto and Kizuna. Alpha and Zetto will get into a fight over the Antivirus program, with Zetto trying to explain things and Alpha refusing to listen. When the battle is about to end and Alpha is preparing his final attack, a beaten and tired Zetto will say "You're never gonna let me win, are you?" This'll clue Alpha into Zetto's secret and he might go into a HeroicBSOD because of it.
* Alternatively, some unforeseen action or event will occur, invoked by the virus itself, that forcibly reveals Zetto's secret to Alpha and the others. The virus may attack Zetto as he's switching between accounts, causing his avatar to "glitch" between Zetto and Kirbopher. Alpha's reaction to Zetto being Kirb will parallel Rockoon's reaction to Skeight being Doubling, only instead of crying, Alpha will get incredibly angry. ("Why didn't you TELL us?!")
** Something unforseen might occur, but Zetto doesn't phase between the characters when he switches between them. When he switches his eyes gray out signifying that he's not in control of his character and is using the other character in a different location. So glitching like this seems a bit farfetched. The unforeseen thing might end up being that Gamecrazed told Nylocke who he is.
* Jossed - he doesn't reveal his identity during the Infiltration Mission, but instead waits until later.

[[WMG: The authorities will get involved due to [[spoiler: the dangers of the forbidden power.]] ]]
* [[spoiler: People are actually being hurt IRL by the forbidden power.]] The government will surely hear about this, and the FBI or a variation of it will get involved, possibly resulting in the FiveManBand, the hackers, the netkings and some others getting detained IRL for questioning. If this is true, it will likely allow us see what they actually look like for the first time.
* Confirmed. Giga, a government official and member of the Cyber Protectorate Department, shows up near the end of Episode 15 to arrest [[spoiler: Rubirules]] once he sees things are getting out of hand.





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\n* Possibly combined with the Forbidden Power in this version, considering that SOFDTI is also Gamecrazed in the reboot. Not 100% Confirmed, however.









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\n\n* The lyrics do hint towards events that occured in Season 2, but are less of a prophetic code so much as they are mere foreshadowing.
7th Jul '15 10:58:01 PM LavaringX
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[[WMG: What is Plan.Net?]]
* At the beginning of every episode before the "Netking Software" symbol, there is a symbol in which a USB cord loops around a network with the words Plan.Net in front of it. The USB cord and Network are a reference to the various season logos of TTA, but the meaning of "Plan.Net" itself is never explained...
** Given the conversation that occurs in Episode 00 between the Netkings, it is likely the company that hired Netking Software to start working on TOME. This is not confirmed, however - it's only stated that "Plan.Net's expecting us to deliver on this game", meaning that Plan.Net could be any sort of party who needed TOME to be completed.



[[WMG: Zetto's intentions vs Kizuna's]]
* We all know that Zetto and Kizuna want to find the virus and try to destroy it. Zetto wants to find it because he knows what it's like to be hurt by it and doesn't want anyone else to go through that pain. Kizuna presumably wants to find it for the same reason, but [[spoiler: think about the way she acted towards SOFDTI. The five other Netkings all seemed to regard SOFDTI with enough care that they considered her to be not just like a daughter, but a real person. (Execk is debatable but that's not the point.) Zetto and Kizuna, being younger than the other five, don't quite seem to have that same parental connection with SOFDTI, and demonstrate a more immature nature. When SOFDTI commented on their feelings towards each other, Kizuna reacted with angry, embarrassed (and admittedly paranoid) yelling, the way a person might respond to someone they consider to be a stranger. Though Zetto looked confused by SOFDTI's words, he told Kizuna to chill out, implying that while he may not think of SOFDTI as a daughter like the others, he still thinks of her as a person. Given how the series has gone, he may see SOFDTI and the virus as two separate things and just wants to eliminate the latter. But Kizuna outright refers to SOFDTI as a bug--an object--and given the nature of her job as the Bug Checker, that's probably what she sees SOFDTI as: a programming error. One that can speak, learn, and invade the privacy of people's minds. And even though she was with the other Netkings when they went looking for SOFDTI, she didn't look too forgiving or accepting; Zetto looked pretty worried in his own way and even Execk was smiling. As far as Kizuna is concerned, SOFDTI is a [[AIIsACrapshoot HAL 9000]] waiting to happen. Since Zetto's accident, when the virus provoked him and he wound up losing his arm, she has been strict in maintaining a calm, professional, and almost emotionless demeanor, believing that if she does so, the virus cannot get to her. She also doesn't seem to have a problem using SOFDTI's purple flame as an antivirus to achieve her own goal, treating SOFDTI as a tool rather than a person. If SOFDTI becomes involved in the final battle, Kizuna may very well reach a different decision from Zetto on how to stop the virus. And the resulting conflict could lead to Zetto backing out of their plan and possibly switching to help Alpha's group.]]



[[WMG: What is Plan.Net?]]
* At the beginning of every episode before the "Netking Software" symbol, there is a symbol in which a USB cord loops around a network with the words Plan.Net in front of it. The USB cord and Network are a reference to the various season logos of TTA, but the meaning of "Plan.Net" itself is never explained...
** Given the conversation that occurs in Episode 00 between the Netkings, it is likely the company that hired Netking Software to start working on TOME.


[[WMG: Webmaster will be eventually revealed as main villain, and/or creator of the Forbidden Power]]
* It is possible the Forbidden Power was created by the Webmaster as some sort of world domination tool or such, but then the virus either became self aware, or somebody on the inside *cough GC cough* hid it in the depths of TOME. Imagine the amount of power someone who could effectively control the Forbidden Power would have. The ability to cause great amounts of pain to anybody on any computer would leave most of the civilized world at your mercy.
* This would also explain why all the admins appear to be so horribly incompetent at their job. It isn't that the reports about the Forbidden Power are being ignored because they are assumed to be false, but instead are being ignored because the admins are in on the Webmasters conspiracy, and will be beneficiaries assuming the Webmasters plot is successful.
* Heck even webmaster's name sounds like he has villainous intentions. It literally implies he wants to dominate the world wide web. And all you would have to do is paint him black instead of white and he'd look like a main villain. Name-wise Execk's name also implies he's primarily identifies with his job and is motivated by business and money and is colored in dark colors like a villain. In addition, Rubirules is a shapeshifter and shapeshifters tend to be [[TheTrickster tricksters]] in TOME judging from past characters (Ravenfreak, anyone?). BItshrum has an unusual tendency to proclaim himself "THE KING" (although this is largely PlayedForLaughs, especially when Kirbopher [[MemeticMutation usurps his throne]].) Kindarspirit is the only outlier so far here, but she's so goofy and giggly that it's hard to see her as anything but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pureness incarnate]].
* Alternatively, Execk alone will be the main villain. He is the only Netking to be fought in Episode 11 rather than 12, reacts in many suspicious ways during the climactic conversation when Alpha asks who was responsible for putting the Forbidden Power in the game, and let's not forget that EXE was the main villain of Season 2 in TTA as well. He might even be secretly controlling the hackers on a level above Zetto and Kizuna, as the hackers generally engage in activities that seem to conflict with Zetto and Kizuna's goals. The fact that "EXE was the one really in charge of the D-Bug Organization" in the original would work even better in his current incarnation, as he alone worked on the Battle System (whereas he worked together with Zetto to design it in the original; Zetto worked on the original VR tech in TOME instead) and may secretly be manipulating Zetto and/or Kizuna here with the prospect of capturing the Forbidden Power instead of just "ULTIMATE VIRTUAL POWER!" like in the original.
* For the most part, Jossed. Although it is still technically ''possible'' that the Netkings are evil, none of them created the Forbidden Power, [[spoiler: SOFDTI did on accident when she was exposed to too much negative human emotion.]] Even Execk, who to some appears ObviouslyEvil, seems to be more of a Determinator and a true businessman than a villain in that he wanted to complete the game even though they had already created A.I., as that was what Plan.Net hired them to do. [[spoiler: Execk's attitude towards violence in video games, however, may have helped create the negative emotions in SOFDTI that it couldn't understand, but it's still nothing that the Netkings did on purpose or with malicious intent.]]
[[WMG:The wish]]
* Alpha clearly still shows interest in Flamegirl's suggestion that the gang meet up in real life, and a meetup is probably what they would have asked the Netkings for if the virus weren't still a problem. Going by what Alpha seemed to be asking Flamey before Nye interrupted them in episode 13, and based on how the rest of season 2 plays out, the gang might choose to meet up after they stop the virus, while TOME is temporarily offline. Considering the influence of the .Hack series on TOME (notably .Hack//SIGN), we may even get to SEE the meetup, perhaps while the credits are rolling.

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[[WMG: What is Plan.Net?]]
* At the beginning of every episode before the "Netking Software" symbol, there is a symbol in which a USB cord loops around a network with the words Plan.Net in front of it. The USB cord and Network are a reference to the various season logos of TTA, but the meaning of "Plan.Net" itself is never explained...
** Given the conversation that occurs in Episode 00 between the Netkings, it is likely the company that hired Netking Software to start working on TOME.


[[WMG: Webmaster will be eventually revealed as main villain, and/or creator of the Forbidden Power]]
* It is possible the Forbidden Power was created by the Webmaster as some sort of world domination tool or such, but then the virus either became self aware, or somebody on the inside *cough GC cough* hid it in the depths of TOME. Imagine the amount of power someone who could effectively control the Forbidden Power would have. The ability to cause great amounts of pain to anybody on any computer would leave most of the civilized world at your mercy.
* This would also explain why all the admins appear to be so horribly incompetent at their job. It isn't that the reports about the Forbidden Power are being ignored because they are assumed to be false, but instead are being ignored because the admins are in on the Webmasters conspiracy, and will be beneficiaries assuming the Webmasters plot is successful.
* Heck even webmaster's name sounds like he has villainous intentions. It literally implies he wants to dominate the world wide web. And all you would have to do is paint him black instead of white and he'd look like a main villain. Name-wise Execk's name also implies he's primarily identifies with his job and is motivated by business and money and is colored in dark colors like a villain. In addition, Rubirules is a shapeshifter and shapeshifters tend to be [[TheTrickster tricksters]] in TOME judging from past characters (Ravenfreak, anyone?). BItshrum has an unusual tendency to proclaim himself "THE KING" (although this is largely PlayedForLaughs, especially when Kirbopher [[MemeticMutation usurps his throne]].) Kindarspirit is the only outlier so far here, but she's so goofy and giggly that it's hard to see her as anything but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pureness incarnate]].
* Alternatively, Execk alone will be the main villain. He is the only Netking to be fought in Episode 11 rather than 12, reacts in many suspicious ways during the climactic conversation when Alpha asks who was responsible for putting the Forbidden Power in the game, and let's not forget that EXE was the main villain of Season 2 in TTA as well. He might even be secretly controlling the hackers on a level above Zetto and Kizuna, as the hackers generally engage in activities that seem to conflict with Zetto and Kizuna's goals. The fact that "EXE was the one really in charge of the D-Bug Organization" in the original would work even better in his current incarnation, as he alone worked on the Battle System (whereas he worked together with Zetto to design it in the original; Zetto worked on the original VR tech in TOME instead) and may secretly be manipulating Zetto and/or Kizuna here with the prospect of capturing the Forbidden Power instead of just "ULTIMATE VIRTUAL POWER!" like in the original.
* For the most part, Jossed. Although it is still technically ''possible'' that the Netkings are evil, none of them created the Forbidden Power, [[spoiler: SOFDTI did on accident when she was exposed to too much negative human emotion.]] Even Execk, who to some appears ObviouslyEvil, seems to be more of a Determinator and a true businessman than a villain in that he wanted to complete the game even though they had already created A.I., as that was what Plan.Net hired them to do. [[spoiler: Execk's attitude towards violence in video games, however, may have helped create the negative emotions in SOFDTI that it couldn't understand, but it's still nothing that the Netkings did on purpose or with malicious intent.]]
[[WMG:The wish]]
* Alpha clearly still shows interest in Flamegirl's suggestion that the gang meet up in real life, and a meetup is probably what they would have asked the Netkings for if the virus weren't still a problem. Going by what Alpha seemed to be asking Flamey before Nye interrupted them in episode 13, and based on how the rest of season 2 plays out, the gang might choose to meet up after they stop the virus, while TOME is temporarily offline. Considering the influence of the .Hack series on TOME (notably .Hack//SIGN), we may even get to SEE the meetup, perhaps while the credits are rolling.




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* [[MetaphoricallyTrue Technically Confirmed?]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that the Forbidden Power is a composite character of Kagemamoru from the original series and Gamecrasher, as it IS a metaphorical brother to SOFDTI as the evil to her good.]] However, in the literal sense, Crash appearing in TOME's second season is Jossed.




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* Confirmed to be a splinter of SOFDTI, created to protect herself and stop [[spoiler: Rubirules]]'s plans.




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* Sadly, Jossed.



* When Kizuna mentions the "secret weapon" for which the virus is needed, she also points out that the other two pieces will be in close proximity when Zetto confronts Alpha. Behind her are images of the purple flame and a silhouette of a dragon, which likely alludes to the D-Bug from TTA. The flames are already with Flamegirl, and the only other person there was Nylocke, who refers to himself as a dragon and has special dragon attributes. It's likely that, if this component isn't already linked to Nylocke, it will be at some point in the next season.
* The missing pieces were revealed to be the Antivirus Weapon's head and power source in Episode 14, however, how the main characters came into possession of them is currently unknown.

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* When Kizuna mentions the "secret weapon" for which the virus is needed, she also points out that the other two pieces will be in close proximity when Zetto confronts Alpha. Behind her are images of the purple flame and a silhouette of a dragon, which likely alludes to the D-Bug from TTA. The flames are already with Flamegirl, and the only other person there was Nylocke, who refers to himself as a dragon and has special dragon attributes. It's likely that, if this component isn't already linked to Nylocke, it will be at some point in the next season.
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* The missing pieces were revealed to be the Antivirus Weapon's head and power source in Episode 14, however, how the main characters came into possession of [[spoiler: both given to them is currently unknown.
by Rubirules for safekeeping until the time was right]].



* The Forbidden Power is confirmed to actually be a monster named Kajet in Episode 00, which breaks out of its containment in Episode 14.

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* The Forbidden Power is confirmed to actually be a monster named Kajet in Episode 00, which breaks out of its containment in Episode 14.
14. It DOES end up running rampant throughout TOME, but does not become an infection.




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* Confirmed to be Giga, a government official from the Cyber Protectorate Department.




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* Gamecrazed is really [[spoiler: SOFDTI]], but other than Micheal and Stephanie's names no other real life names are ever given.



* Jossed - only one of TTA's ranks, ChaseAce, is shown to appear in TOME, and he is just a regular Moderator with no connection to the Forbidden Power.

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* Jossed - only one of TTA's ranks, ChaseAce, [=ChaseAce=], is shown to appear in TOME, and he is just a regular Moderator with no connection to the Forbidden Power.



*** Yes, he did have a backup - the shield couldn't absorb the Forbidden Power directly, so Zetto hijacked the absorption code from it to use instead - which (after a fashion) ''did'' work. As far as the rest of your questions, they really don't address the WMG so much as ask why Zetto did what he did - and to be honest, I don't think he (or d-buggers.org, for that matter) is intended as some grand Xanatos-style schemer - some of his strategizing simply didn't pan out, and that's the way it goes. And yes, the Forbidden Power is still out there, but there wouldn't be a season 2 (fingers crossed) if it wasn't.

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*** Yes, he did have a backup - the shield couldn't absorb the Forbidden Power directly, so Zetto hijacked the absorption code from it to use instead - which (after a fashion) ''did'' work. As far as the rest of your questions, they really don't address the WMG so much as ask why Zetto did what he did - and to be honest, I don't think he (or d-buggers.org, for that matter) is intended as some grand Xanatos-style schemer - some of his strategizing simply didn't pan out, and that's the way it goes. And yes, the Forbidden Power is still out there, but there wouldn't be a season 2 (fingers crossed) if it wasn't.
* It's eventually revealed that GC knew Kirb was Zetto because he was really a splinter of SOFDTI and could literally read minds, meaning he probably knew Kirb was Zetto from the beginning.
[[WMG: Webmaster will be eventually revealed as main villain, and/or creator of the Forbidden Power]]
* It is possible the Forbidden Power was created by the Webmaster as some sort of world domination tool or such, but then the virus either became self aware, or somebody on the inside *cough GC cough* hid it in the depths of TOME. Imagine the amount of power someone who could effectively control the Forbidden Power would have. The ability to cause great amounts of pain to anybody on any computer would leave most of the civilized world at your mercy.
* This would also explain why all the admins appear to be so horribly incompetent at their job. It isn't that the reports about the Forbidden Power are being ignored because they are assumed to be false, but instead are being ignored because the admins are in on the Webmasters conspiracy, and will be beneficiaries assuming the Webmasters plot is successful.
* Heck even webmaster's name sounds like he has villainous intentions. It literally implies he wants to dominate the world wide web. And all you would have to do is paint him black instead of white and he'd look like a main villain. Name-wise Execk's name also implies he's primarily identifies with his job and is motivated by business and money and is colored in dark colors like a villain. In addition, Rubirules is a shapeshifter and shapeshifters tend to be [[TheTrickster tricksters]] in TOME judging from past characters (Ravenfreak, anyone?). BItshrum has an unusual tendency to proclaim himself "THE KING" (although this is largely PlayedForLaughs, especially when Kirbopher [[MemeticMutation usurps his throne]].) Kindarspirit is the only outlier so far here, but she's so goofy and giggly that it's hard to see her as anything but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pureness incarnate]].
* Alternatively, Execk alone will be the main villain. He is the only Netking to be fought in Episode 11 rather than 12, reacts in many suspicious ways during the climactic conversation when Alpha asks who was responsible for putting the Forbidden Power in the game, and let's not forget that EXE was the main villain of Season 2 in TTA as well. He might even be secretly controlling the hackers on a level above Zetto and Kizuna, as the hackers generally engage in activities that seem to conflict with Zetto and Kizuna's goals. The fact that "EXE was the one really in charge of the D-Bug Organization" in the original would work even better in his current incarnation, as he alone worked on the Battle System (whereas he worked together with Zetto to design it in the original; Zetto worked on the original VR tech in TOME instead) and may secretly be manipulating Zetto and/or Kizuna here with the prospect of capturing the Forbidden Power instead of just "ULTIMATE VIRTUAL POWER!" like in the original.
* For the most part, Jossed. Although it is still technically ''possible'' that the Netkings are evil, none of them created the Forbidden Power, [[spoiler: SOFDTI did on accident when she was exposed to too much negative human emotion.]] Even Execk, who to some appears ObviouslyEvil, seems to be more of a Determinator and a true businessman than a villain in that he wanted to complete the game even though they had already created A.I., as that was what Plan.Net hired them to do. [[spoiler: Execk's attitude towards violence in video games, however, may have helped create the negative emotions in SOFDTI that it couldn't understand, but it's still nothing that the Netkings did on purpose or with malicious intent.]]
* [[spoiler: one of the Netkings DID turn out to be evil, but it wasn't Webmaster OR Execk - it was RUBIRULES, who wanted to control SOFDTI to kickstart a technological revolution so he could become a pioneer in the field of computer science. He fed the mods misinformation to keep them off his scent, and was using Zetto and Kizuna to accomplish greater things than just destroying the Forbidden Power.]]



** Episode 11 shows that Armoora's character model is a generic template character that multiple moderators use. It seems more similar [=ChaseAce's=] character (AKA [=PaperAceChase=] in TTA) than anyone really.

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** Episode 11 shows that Armoora's character model is a generic template character that multiple moderators use. It seems more similar [=ChaseAce's=] character (AKA [=PaperAceChase=] in TTA) than anyone really. Jossed.



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[[WMG: Zetto's intentions vs Kizuna's]]
* We all know that Zetto and Kizuna want to find the virus and try to destroy it. Zetto wants to find it because he knows what it's like to be hurt by it and doesn't want anyone else to go through that pain. Kizuna presumably wants to find it for the same reason, but think about the way she acted towards SOFDTI. The five other Netkings all seemed to regard SOFDTI with enough care that they considered her to be not just like a daughter, but a real person. ([[spoiler:Rubirules]] is debatable but that's not the point.) Zetto and Kizuna, being younger than the other five, don't quite seem to have that same parental connection with SOFDTI, and demonstrate a more immature nature. When SOFDTI commented on their feelings towards each other, Kizuna reacted with angry, embarrassed (and admittedly paranoid) yelling, the way a person might respond to someone they consider to be a stranger. Though Zetto looked confused by SOFDTI's words, he told Kizuna to chill out, implying that while he may not think of SOFDTI as a daughter like the others, he still thinks of her as a person. Given how the series has gone, he may see SOFDTI and the virus as two separate things and just wants to eliminate the latter. But Kizuna outright refers to SOFDTI as a bug--an object--and given the nature of her job as the Bug Checker, that's probably what she sees SOFDTI as: a programming error. One that can speak, learn, and invade the privacy of people's minds. And even though she was with the other Netkings when they went looking for SOFDTI, she didn't look too forgiving or accepting; Zetto looked pretty worried in his own way and even Execk was smiling. As far as Kizuna is concerned, SOFDTI is a [[AIIsACrapshoot HAL 9000]] waiting to happen. Since Zetto's accident, when the virus provoked him and he wound up losing his arm, she has been strict in maintaining a calm, professional, and almost emotionless demeanor, believing that if she does so, the virus cannot get to her. She also doesn't seem to have a problem using SOFDTI's purple flame as an antivirus to achieve her own goal, treating SOFDTI as a tool rather than a person. If SOFDTI becomes involved in the final battle, Kizuna may very well reach a different decision from Zetto on how to stop the virus. And the resulting conflict could lead to Zetto backing out of their plan and possibly switching to help Alpha's group.
* Mostly Confirmed. Kizuna did attempt to take out SOFDTI once [[spoiler: Rubirules]] was defeated, and Zetto stopped her in the nick of time. However, Kizuna only wanted to do so to prevent another Forbidden Power incident, so [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Zetto wouldn't get hurt again]].
:Gamecrasher will appear in Season 2]]
* If he's ever going to show up, it's then, since he showed up in Season 2 in TTA.
** Actually, with season 2 of the remake seemingly following the remainder of season 1 of TTA, Gamecrasher will most likely show up in season 3 instead, if there is one.
* Gamecrasher may be the reboot's version of [[spoiler: The Forbidden Power]], if [[http://lavaringx.deviantart.com/art/TOME-Gamecrasher-Meme-WARNING-POSSIBLE-SPOILERS-516564553 this theory]] is anything to go by.
** Not such a far-fetched theory anymore now that it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Forbidden Power was created due to SOFDTI not being able to understand negative human emotions. If Gamecrazed really is a splinter of SOFDTI (See the bottommost "Gamecrazed is" theory WMG below), it would make sense that Gamecrasher could be the Forbidden Power - being the evil to SOFDTI's good, it is like a metaphorical brother…]]
* [[MetaphoricallyTrue Technically Confirmed?]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that the Forbidden Power is a composite character of Kagemamoru from the original series and Gamecrasher, as it IS a metaphorical brother to SOFDTI as the evil to her good.]] However, in the literal sense, Crash appearing in TOME's second season is Jossed.
[[WMG:Gamecrazed is...]]
* An advanced AI, apparently capable of passing any and all [[TuringTest turing tests]], who is either...
** a pawn of Netking Software (which explains why he seems to know so much about the game and how it works)
** or independently programmed and sent by his designers to "playtest" TOME. Either way, he inadvertently learns ThePowerOfFriendship after he joins the FiveManBand, leading to [[PinocchioSyndrome the usual AI amongst humans plots]].
*** It would seem unlikely that Gamecrazed is an AI made by Netking software since he has a player ID number and won a lottery with it. If he didn't have a player they'd hint at that by having his ID number be missing.
* [[HauntedTechnology Some kind of ghost or spirit "haunting" the TOME servers]], inspired by the RealitySubtext that the person on whom Gamecrazed was originally based has since passed away.
** became a virtual AI because his human form was killed by the Forbidden Power (which [[spoiler: is the motivation for Zetto to defeat/contain the Forbidden Power so it "wouldn't hurt anyone else"]].)
* Or, simply, a flesh-and-blood human who...
** has an AmbiguousDisorder.
** is a GeniusCripple or is otherwise InspirationallyDisadvantaged.
** has strict and/or abusive parents or family members who would prevent him meeting up with the others in person.
** lives in isolation.
** is just ''really'' shy.
** is only quiet and reserved online. Outside of TOME he's a regular guy.
** is intentionally taking up the role of the TheQuietOne to be mysterious.
** [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent lives/grew up on a space station.]]
** is just a normal person who's in a country where passports are harder to come by.
** is a "White or Gray hat" hacker.
** Is actually a girl IRL and is too embarrassed to let people find out her crossplaying habits
* [[spoiler: A splinter of SOFDTI, created as an avatar that allows her to interact with the players of TOME while still continuing to function as the game's engine. She may have subconsciously still wished to protect people, so she created Gamecrazed to do so. Through GC, she is relatively safer from negative thoughts than she typically is, but still cannot come into contact with the virus even with a different avatar. SOFDTI's voice actor is credited as "Ryan Gillmoon," whose last name is an exact anagram for that of GC's voice actress (Casey Mongillo). (Remember when Chris used the name "Tony A. Campbell" for Zetto until the big reveal about his dual identity?) The hard-and-fast rule in TOME voice casting is that each voice actor is limited to one "player" - and since "Gillmoon" is so obviously Mongillo they're barely even bothering to hide it, SOFTDI and GC have to be connected somehow.]]
** [[spoiler: Gamecrazed's user ID could even hint at this because it's rather unique. His user ID is 001234567. It's a lot easier to count up from 1 instead of making up your own user ID , but what's especially meaninful about this aside from being easy to think of is how many parents (programmers) does SOFDTI have? Seven, and that would make the user number meaningful to her. It'd be easy for her to save that number if she knew there weren't 1.2 million players at the time she took it.]]
** [[spoiler: GC being a splinter or alter-ego of SOFDTI also explains his talent for reading the other characters - he literally ''is'' reading their thoughts, just like SOFDTI can. (This also explains how he can always sense people who are trying to sneak up on him, and can dodge or parry enemy attacks ''just'' in the nick of time.)]]
* Confirmed to be a splinter of SOFDTI, created to protect herself and stop [[spoiler: Rubirules]]'s plans.

[[WMG: Like the rest of the FiveManBand, Gamecrazed will sing at some point]]
* It's entirely possible, considering [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJd1m034V9Y his voice actress has sung before]].
* Sadly, Jossed.
[[WMG: The third missing piece of the weapon]]
* When Kizuna mentions the "secret weapon" for which the virus is needed, she also points out that the other two pieces will be in close proximity when Zetto confronts Alpha. Behind her are images of the purple flame and a silhouette of a dragon, which likely alludes to the D-Bug from TTA. The flames are already with Flamegirl, and the only other person there was Nylocke, who refers to himself as a dragon and has special dragon attributes.
* The missing pieces were revealed to be the Antivirus Weapon's head and power source in Episode 14, [[spoiler: both given to them by Rubirules for safekeeping until the time was right]].

[[WMG: The main characters will join with Zetto and Kizuna in order to find the virus]]
* Still possible, but [[The FiveManBand (Minus Kirbopher and Gamecrazed) team up with Neomutant to [[StormingTheCastle infiltrate the hacker's base and therefore will likely fight against Tigerlilly and Zetto]] in Episode 13. We'll have to see how that arc ends up to confirm or joss this WMG.]]

[[WMG: In Season 2 The Forbidden Power will "go viral"]]
* spoiler: After (if it) breaking out of the drain edge it will be free to wreak havoc however it wants the forbidden power will split apart and infect many players to ramp up the conflict instead of just affecting one. Leading to a fad of cheating and abuse in TOME by ordinary players, which would be encouraged by rambunctious hackers like Rockoon, and players obsessed with the rumors like Thorment.
** As of Episode 13, the Forbidden Power has broken out of the drain edge but has not been shown to have done anything. It is more likely that the Forbidden Power will just turn into a monster like in TTA and [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant force all the characters in the show to team up and fight it.]]
* The Forbidden Power is confirmed to actually be a monster named Kajet in Episode 00, which breaks out of its containment in Episode 14. It DOES end up running rampant throughout TOME, but does not become an infection.

[[WMG: Flamegirl used to be a Hacker]]
* She has a drive to fight against the hackers like Nylocke, but it looks and feels more like a personal vendetta than an actual act of goodwill. She was also implied to have some sort of past relationship with Neomutant, and even offered to work with the D. Bug Organization but refused due to how shady they work (as well as how shady of the info Neo was to her).
* Jossed - she was a programmer, not a hacker.

[[WMG: The voice in the "About TOME" video, the buffering jokes during the tournament, and the [[spoiler: Narrator of Episode 00]] will be an important character]]
* Namely the reboot's version of Blitz128, based on the similar voice and style of humor
** Can't be Blitz128 because he's voiced by Todd Haberkorn here, but it could easily be somebody else.
** Maybe he's the reboot's answer to Giga from TTA? Edwyn Tiong was Giga in the original and could easily reprise his role, and considering the name of Episode 00, "/File:Zero", it's possible that the episode and the "About TOME" video are police documents created by him to keep tabs on the heroes and the Netkings.
* Confirmed to be Giga, a government official from the Cyber Protectorate Department.
[[WMG:Real names of the FiveManBand]]
* Kirb/Zetto's real name will be Christopher (basically canon already), Nylocke's real name will be Colin, and Gamecrazed's real name (assuming that he is - or was - human in this iteration) will be Nate. This gives every main character the same real name as their TTA counterparts.
* Gamecrazed is really [[spoiler: SOFDTI]], but other than Micheal and Stephanie's names no other real life names are ever given.
[[WMG:Season 2 will introduce the Ranks of Sanctuary]]
* In TOME, the Sanctuary Region is only used for social networking and not combat, and we weren't shown any of it in the first season. However, [[spoiler: with the Forbidden Power currently there, it's influence may spread to the uses in the region and hack the system, allowing for combat]]. While the Ranks of Sanctuary were super-elite players in the original TTA, they may end up being [[spoiler: ordinary users corrupted by the Forbidden Power]] here.
** But then that begs the question: Where were these super-elite players when the hackers were out and about?
*** They didn't exist yet - the super-elite players are from TTA, and these "ordinary users corrupted by the Forbidden Power" (emphasis on '''ordinary''') would be the TOME versions of them. Since the Forbidden Power didn't make it to Sanctuary until the end of the first season, they wouldn't have been corrupted yet - they'd just be ordinary players, presumably with ordinary powers.
* Jossed - only one of TTA's ranks, [=ChaseAce=], is shown to appear in TOME, and he is just a regular Moderator with no connection to the Forbidden Power.

[[WMG: GC didn't know that Zetto was Kirb at first, but figured it out on his own]]
* The premise that GC was not involved with the hackers' plot is a corollary to this theory. GC and Zetto interact verbally only once: at the end of "Awaken the Beast". Their entire exchange is as follows:
--> '''Gamecrazed''': What transpired here?
--> '''Zetto''': Oh, this? We were just playing. He lost.
--> '''Gamecrazed''': ''Lost?!''
* This is the only time in the whole series we ever really see GC not knowing what's going on - if he had ''any'' idea, about ''any'' aspect of it, that exchange wouldn't have gone down the way it did. But GC is very clever, insightful, and sneaky - he probably made it his mission to figure out what the deal was. My guess is that he figured it out sometime between his dialogue with Kirb in "Dragon Drama" (an episode which is filled with examples of how perceptive GC is), and their brief little exchange in "Gemini Tournament Yin" ("What do ''you'' have to be upset about?"). Judging from Kirb's reaction, by that time [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he knew that GC knew]], as well.
** Alternatively, given that Kirb was spilling his guts in "Dragon Drama" he could very well have let slip that he was Zetto at that time. But I think it's more likely that GC figured it out and bluntly confronted him about it, similar to how he did with Nylocke in that same episode (although probably not quite as politely).
** If this was the case, then why didn't GC decide to help when he figured out Kirb's identity? If this was before Episode 6, he could've given up the Drain Edge, which would've probably made the whole sealing of the virus at least a bit easier. Might've at least saved Kizuna whatever it cost to hire Dustbunny and Neomutant to steal the shield.
*** Simple - by the time GC figured it out, he'd already given up the Drain Edge to Nylocke. As far as not helping - GC didn't have the Drain Edge anymore, so how could he? And if GC did confront Kirb/Zetto, I suspect he was asked to not tell anybody, so he remained neutral (which is why he doesn't fight any more hackers from episode 7 on). This ties into the implied reason for GC's absence from the showdown in "The Warring Demons" - he didn't want to come between his friends. (Although he was probably watching the whole thing anyway - in the shadows.)
*** But this isn't a matter between friends, this is a matter between Kirb and the virus with Alpha and the rest caught in crossfire. GC at least cares about them and TOME even if he doesn't want to get into personal matters, and the virus is (allegedly) a very real problem for TOME as a whole, so even if he'd already given it to Nye, why not just inform him of the situation? Nye's a bragger, but he knows when things are serious enough to warrant an organized front. Then again, Kirb should've also done the same with Flamey once they were sure about the virus and the effectiveness of the anti-virus.
*** GC obviously had misgivings about Kirb/Zetto's plan (which is probably part of where the scorn in the "What do ''you'' have to be upset about?" comes from) but the timeframe was pretty brief - for all we know, GC only put it all together ''right before'' the Gemini Tournament, he confronted Kirb, who assured him that he had a plan - and even a backup, assuming that it fell through. Remember that Flamey's pretty sure she can keep Alpha under control with the anti-virus (even if she doesn't quite understand what it is), and Alpha only becomes vocal about his internal struggle with the Forbidden Power in the last episode, after which Zetto immediately contacts him and promises to resolve it. By this time, GC definitely knows what's going on, and presumably he trusts Zetto to successfully extract the virus from Alpha - which he does, more or less, even when he's in his Demon form. What would have happened to Zetto if Nylocke weren't there to use the Drain Edge is another question - although it's interesting that Nylocke knew exactly how to use the Drain Edge the way he did, but that's a whole other WMG.
*** But he ''didn't'' have a back up. And would it not be more proficient to make sure the person that you're giving a prototype of an ''experimental anti-virus'' for a ''highly dangerous and unpredictable program that makes you feel pain in a virtual environment'' knows what the hell they're up against and why they were chosen? She's already at great risk by being right next to their target, so he might as well give her all the information he has. And even if Kirb some how convinced GC not to get involved, that doesn't answer why he didn't let Nylocke in on the plan. Even if he was completely assured that his perfected program would work (which it didn't), what harm would there be in having a back up? Maybe if Nye knew what he needed to do, he would've disposed of the virus in better way than ''throwing it in a random direction''.
*** Yes, he did have a backup - the shield couldn't absorb the Forbidden Power directly, so Zetto hijacked the absorption code from it to use instead - which (after a fashion) ''did'' work. As far as the rest of your questions, they really don't address the WMG so much as ask why Zetto did what he did - and to be honest, I don't think he (or d-buggers.org, for that matter) is intended as some grand Xanatos-style schemer - some of his strategizing simply didn't pan out, and that's the way it goes. And yes, the Forbidden Power is still out there, but there wouldn't be a season 2 if it wasn't.
* It's eventually revealed that GC knew Kirb was Zetto because he was really a splinter of SOFDTI and could literally read minds, meaning he probably knew Kirb was Zetto from the beginning.
[[WMG: Webmaster will be eventually revealed as main villain, and/or creator of the Forbidden Power]]
* It is possible the Forbidden Power was created by the Webmaster as some sort of world domination tool or such, but then the virus either became self aware, or somebody on the inside *cough GC cough* hid it in the depths of TOME. Imagine the amount of power someone who could effectively control the Forbidden Power would have. The ability to cause great amounts of pain to anybody on any computer would leave most of the civilized world at your mercy.
* This would also explain why all the admins appear to be so horribly incompetent at their job. It isn't that the reports about the Forbidden Power are being ignored because they are assumed to be false, but instead are being ignored because the admins are in on the Webmasters conspiracy, and will be beneficiaries assuming the Webmasters plot is successful.
* Heck even webmaster's name sounds like he has villainous intentions. It literally implies he wants to dominate the world wide web. And all you would have to do is paint him black instead of white and he'd look like a main villain. Name-wise Execk's name also implies he's primarily identifies with his job and is motivated by business and money and is colored in dark colors like a villain. In addition, Rubirules is a shapeshifter and shapeshifters tend to be [[TheTrickster tricksters]] in TOME judging from past characters (Ravenfreak, anyone?). BItshrum has an unusual tendency to proclaim himself "THE KING" (although this is largely PlayedForLaughs, especially when Kirbopher [[MemeticMutation usurps his throne]].) Kindarspirit is the only outlier so far here, but she's so goofy and giggly that it's hard to see her as anything but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pureness incarnate]].
* Alternatively, Execk alone will be the main villain. He is the only Netking to be fought in Episode 11 rather than 12, reacts in many suspicious ways during the climactic conversation when Alpha asks who was responsible for putting the Forbidden Power in the game, and let's not forget that EXE was the main villain of Season 2 in TTA as well. He might even be secretly controlling the hackers on a level above Zetto and Kizuna, as the hackers generally engage in activities that seem to conflict with Zetto and Kizuna's goals. The fact that "EXE was the one really in charge of the D-Bug Organization" in the original would work even better in his current incarnation, as he alone worked on the Battle System (whereas he worked together with Zetto to design it in the original; Zetto worked on the original VR tech in TOME instead) and may secretly be manipulating Zetto and/or Kizuna here with the prospect of capturing the Forbidden Power instead of just "ULTIMATE VIRTUAL POWER!" like in the original.
* For the most part, Jossed. Although it is still technically ''possible'' that the Netkings are evil, none of them created the Forbidden Power, [[spoiler: SOFDTI did on accident when she was exposed to too much negative human emotion.]] Even Execk, who to some appears ObviouslyEvil, seems to be more of a Determinator and a true businessman than a villain in that he wanted to complete the game even though they had already created A.I., as that was what Plan.Net hired them to do. [[spoiler: Execk's attitude towards violence in video games, however, may have helped create the negative emotions in SOFDTI that it couldn't understand, but it's still nothing that the Netkings did on purpose or with malicious intent.]]
* [[spoiler: one of the Netkings DID turn out to be evil, but it wasn't Webmaster OR Execk - it was RUBIRULES, who wanted to control SOFDTI to kickstart a technological revolution so he could become a pioneer in the field of computer science. He fed the mods misinformation to keep them off his scent, and was using Zetto and Kizuna to accomplish greater things than just destroying the Forbidden Power.]]
[[WMG: The secret weapon mentioned by Kizuna is the reboot's answer to the original's D-Bug Dragon.]]
* As she refers to it the view focuses on the conspicuous two-tone silver background object that resembles a segment of the original's draconic body. Kizuna also drops the fact that they "know it works", which is obviously referring to the antivirus software that they attached to Flamegirl--which is represented in the game by purple fire, much like the D-Bug's power in the original. Here in the reboot the dragon would seem to be a potential good counterpart to the Forbidden Power.
On that note, related: the Forbidden Power will get its own body at some later point (perhaps distorting a Shadowguard Beast quest mob?) and they'll send the dragon at it. Virtual reality program kaiju fight anyone?
* Confirmed - the secret weapon is the Dragon Bug, the reboot's version of the D-Bug from TTA.

[[WMG: Armoora is the reboot's version of Ichinar from TTA.]]
* It's quite possible, since we haven't seen any other kind of admin aside from Webmaster, and Ichinar was the admin of Mech City in the original.
** Episode 11 shows that Armoora's character model is a generic template character that multiple moderators use. It seems more similar [=ChaseAce's=] character (AKA [=PaperAceChase=] in TTA) than anyone really. Jossed.
[[WMG: Gamecrasher is...]]
* An alt account for Gamecrazed. In the original TTA, they both had similar skin colors but with a difference in powers (Crazed with full-on darkness, and Crasher with codes and combos mixed in). If possible, GC might create or switch to this account which is similar to his original one.


[[WMG: Zetto will reveal his true identity during the infiltration of the hacker base.]]
* After the upcoming 'boss rush' of hackers (because we ALL know it's going to happen), the heroes will come across Zetto and Kizuna. Alpha and Zetto will get into a fight over the Antivirus program, with Zetto trying to explain things and Alpha refusing to listen. When the battle is about to end and Alpha is preparing his final attack, a beaten and tired Zetto will say "You're never gonna let me win, are you?" This'll clue Alpha into Zetto's secret and he might go into a HeroicBSOD because of it.
* Alternatively, some unforeseen action or event will occur, invoked by the virus itself, that forcibly reveals Zetto's secret to Alpha and the others. The virus may attack Zetto as he's switching between accounts, causing his avatar to "glitch" between Zetto and Kirbopher. Alpha's reaction to Zetto being Kirb will parallel Rockoon's reaction to Skeight being Doubling, only instead of crying, Alpha will get incredibly angry. ("Why didn't you TELL us?!")
** Something unforseen might occur, but Zetto doesn't phase between the characters when he switches between them. When he switches his eyes gray out signifying that he's not in control of his character and is using the other character in a different location. So glitching like this seems a bit farfetched. The unforeseen thing might end up being that Gamecrazed told Nylocke who he is.
* Jossed - he doesn't reveal his identity during the Infiltration Mission, but instead waits until later.

[[WMG: The authorities will get involved due to [[spoiler: the dangers of the forbidden power.]] ]]
* [[spoiler: People are actually being hurt IRL by the forbidden power.]] The government will surely hear about this, and the FBI or a variation of it will get involved, possibly resulting in the FiveManBand, the hackers, the netkings and some others getting detained IRL for questioning. If this is true, it will likely allow us see what they actually look like for the first time.
* Confirmed. Giga, a government official and member of the Cyber Protectorate Department, shows up near the end of Episode 15 to arrest [[spoiler: Rubirules]] once he sees things are getting out of hand.
[[WMG:The wish]]
* Alpha clearly still shows interest in Flamegirl's suggestion that the gang meet up in real life, and a meetup is probably what they would have asked the Netkings for if the virus weren't still a problem. Going by what Alpha seemed to be asking Flamey before Nye interrupted them in episode 13, and based on how the rest of season 2 plays out, the gang might choose to meet up after they stop the virus, while TOME is temporarily offline. Considering the influence of the .Hack series on TOME (notably .Hack//SIGN), we may even get to SEE the meetup, perhaps while the credits are rolling.
* Confirmed. [[spoiler: Not only does the gang get to meet up in real life, it's actual portrayed with a LIVE ACTION sequence in the post-credits scene at the end of the GrandFinale.]]
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[[WMG: SOFTDI/GC manipulated the lottery for the Netking challenge]]
* Because she wanted to win so her friends could meet her parents.
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** Or at least they COULD be considered benevolent if they didn't go through dangerous and unauthorized experimentation on innocent bystanders to accomplish their goals.
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[[WMG: Kirbopher will be one of the hackers guarding the hacker base during the infiltration mission episodes]]
* Judging by similarities to the challenge of the netkings, the infiltration mission is probably going involve another BossRush of hackers guarding the base facing Flamegirl, Alpha, Nylocke and Neomutant each. Having Kirbopher's player use the Kirbopher character as one of them would be one of the best ways to reveal Kirb is Zetto to the main characters. It would also put the hacker count at 4 matching the number of main characters (game character-wise anyway). With Odboll, Kirbopher, Zetto and Tigerlilly all fighting them off.
** That'd be kind of redundant, wouldn't it?
** Alternatively, previous hackers who haven't been seen in a while (such as Splat, Dustbunny, Ravenfreak, etc.) who haven't had subplots about them yet may return for the Boss Rush and Zetto/Kirbopher will be encountered at the end with Tigerlilly.
** Also alternatively, there will be no boss rush at all- Odboll will be the only line of defense, sort of like a guard dog. In the Episode 11 commentary video, it is suggested that Odboll was originally going to appear "later" (in Episode 13, as he does) for the first time, but when Episode 10 was turned into the season 1 finale as opposed to the season 2 premiere, the characters needed a new reason to take on the Challenge of the Netkings, and Odboll was used to lead into GC winning the contest. This could mean that, since Episode 13 was (likely) supposed to be Odboll's first appearance, it will be about the characters defeated Odboll as a starter villain, leading into the rest of the arc.
** Or yet another alternate possibility - hackers we HAVE seen recently (Rockoon, Skeight, maybe even Neomutant if he's luring Alpha, Flamegirl, and Nylocke into a trap) will reappear for the boss rush - at the end of Episode 12, Kizuna DID say she had to make some "very important calls..."
** Final possibility - Kizuna will call every hacker she's ever hired...and they will all battle Alpha, Flamegirl, Nylocke, and possibly Neo if he's not evil '''at the same time.''' Since they're hackers, it would be entirely possible for them to gang up on the FiveManBand (minus Kirb and GC) all at once, and Kizuna reaaallly doesn't want them to reach the Ultimate Weapon's core...
*** Turns out it's just Odball and Kizuna. I guess those "very important calls" weren't that important.

[[WMG: The final two episodes of TOME season 2, Episodes 14 and 15, will be titled "Duel of the Dragons, Part I" and "Duel of the Dragons, Part II", respectively.]]
* Zetto and Kizuna's Antivirus Weapon looks an awful lot like the D-Bug dragon from TTA, and from the brief glimpses of the Forbidden Power's "True Form" we see in Episodes 10 and 13, it is a possibility that these two final episodes will be a kaiju style battle between these two dragons. The titles, "Duel of the Dragons", will be a throwback to Season 2 of TTA's finale- "Duel of the Dragon, parts I and II"
** Not Jossed just yet, but Episode 14 is titled "Monstrosities", meaning that if Duel of the Dragons is used as a title it would be exclusively Episode 15's.

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[[WMG: Kirbopher will be one of the hackers guarding the hacker base during the infiltration mission episodes]]
* Judging by similarities to the challenge of the netkings, the infiltration mission is probably going involve another BossRush of hackers guarding the base facing Flamegirl, Alpha, Nylocke and Neomutant each. Having Kirbopher's player use the Kirbopher character as one of them would be one of the best ways to reveal Kirb is Zetto to the main characters. It would also put the hacker count at 4 matching the number of main characters (game character-wise anyway). With Odboll, Kirbopher, Zetto and Tigerlilly all fighting them off.
** That'd be kind of redundant, wouldn't it?
** Alternatively, previous hackers who haven't been seen in a while (such as Splat, Dustbunny, Ravenfreak, etc.) who haven't had subplots about them yet may return for the Boss Rush and Zetto/Kirbopher will be encountered at the end with Tigerlilly.
** Also alternatively, there will be no boss rush at all- Odboll will be the only line of defense, sort of like a guard dog. In the Episode 11 commentary video, it is suggested that Odboll was originally going to appear "later" (in Episode 13, as he does) for the first time, but when Episode 10 was turned into the season 1 finale as opposed to the season 2 premiere, the characters needed a new reason to take on the Challenge of the Netkings, and Odboll was used to lead into GC winning the contest. This could mean that, since Episode 13 was (likely) supposed to be Odboll's first appearance, it will be about the characters defeated Odboll as a starter villain, leading into the rest of the arc.
** Or yet another alternate possibility - hackers we HAVE seen recently (Rockoon, Skeight, maybe even Neomutant if he's luring Alpha, Flamegirl, and Nylocke into a trap) will reappear for the boss rush - at the end of Episode 12, Kizuna DID say she had to make some "very important calls..."
** Final possibility - Kizuna will call every hacker she's ever hired...and they will all battle Alpha, Flamegirl, Nylocke, and possibly Neo if he's not evil '''at the same time.''' Since they're hackers, it would be entirely possible for them to gang up on the FiveManBand (minus Kirb and GC) all at once, and Kizuna reaaallly doesn't want them to reach the Ultimate Weapon's core...
*** Turns out it's just Odball and Kizuna. I guess those "very important calls" weren't that important.

[[WMG: The final two episodes of TOME season 2, Episodes 14 and 15, will be titled "Duel of the Dragons, Part I" and "Duel of the Dragons, Part II", respectively.]]
* Zetto and Kizuna's Antivirus Weapon looks an awful lot like the D-Bug dragon from TTA, and from the brief glimpses of the Forbidden Power's "True Form" we see in Episodes 10 and 13, it is a possibility that these two final episodes will be a kaiju style battle between these two dragons. The titles, "Duel of the Dragons", will be a throwback to Season 2 of TTA's finale- "Duel of the Dragon, parts I and II"
** Not Jossed just yet, but Episode 14 is titled "Monstrosities", meaning that if Duel of the Dragons is used as a title it would be exclusively Episode 15's.




[[WMG: There will be good, or at the very least neutral, hacker characters at some point]]
* Hacking is not an inherently evil act. Sure, it's usually associated with going into people's computers and stealing information, but it's actually more in and of itself about creativity than simply antagonizing people and being a bully. Hacker culture does certainly focus on lack of authority, but it also is about sharing creative uses of software. In fact, one could argue the internet and video games as a whole came from hacking old hardware that would eventually become the basis for that. Point is, it would be interesting for TOME to show the other side of hacking and not just use it as an interchangeable word for "evil forbidden magic that only bad guys use because they are bad". In fact, it would be a huge waste not to. And no, Demonking doesn't count unless he actually uses his hacking ability for good purposes now that he is "reformed".
** Does [[spoiler: Neomutant]] count? His motives seem somewhat sympathetic/personal.
*** I meant ones that were completely unaffiliated with D-bug, but one that's not just out for himself is certainly a step in the right direction. Though it makes you wonder why he needed the group at all when he was already plenty skilled at hacking.
**** perhaps he joined them to get more information about the forbidden power from them? If the end of the episode is any indication the BigBad seems to know something about it.




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* The missing pieces were revealed to be the Antivirus Weapon's head and power source in Episode 14, however, how the main characters came into possession of them is currently unknown.





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\n* The Forbidden Power is confirmed to actually be a monster named Kajet in Episode 00, which breaks out of its containment in Episode 14.




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* Jossed - she was a programmer, not a hacker.



* Kirb/Zetto's real name will be Christopher (basically canon already), Nylocke's real name will be Colin, and Gamecrazed's real name (assuming that he is - or was - human in this iteration) will be Nate. This gives every main character the same real name as their TTA

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* Kirb/Zetto's real name will be Christopher (basically canon already), Nylocke's real name will be Colin, and Gamecrazed's real name (assuming that he is - or was - human in this iteration) will be Nate. This gives every main character the same real name as their TTA
TTA counterparts.




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* Jossed - only one of TTA's ranks, ChaseAce, is shown to appear in TOME, and he is just a regular Moderator with no connection to the Forbidden Power.




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* Confirmed - the secret weapon is the Dragon Bug, the reboot's version of the D-Bug from TTA.




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* Jossed - he doesn't reveal his identity during the Infiltration Mission, but instead waits until later.



[[WMG: The secret weapon mentioned by Kizuna is the reboot's answer to the original's D-Bug Dragon.]]
* As she refers to it the view focuses on the conspicuous two-tone silver background object that resembles a segment of the original's draconic body. Kizuna also drops the fact that they "know it works", which is obviously referring to the antivirus software that they attached to Flamegirl--which is represented in the game by purple fire, much like the D-Bug's power in the original. Here in the reboot the dragon would seem to be a potential good counterpart to the Forbidden Power.
On that note, related: the Forbidden Power will get its own body at some later point (perhaps distorting a Shadowguard Beast quest mob?) and they'll send the dragon at it. Virtual reality program kaiju fight anyone?
* Confirmed - the secret weapon is the Dragon Bug, the reboot's version of the D-Bug from TTA.




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[[WMG: Kirbopher will be one of the hackers guarding the hacker base during the infiltration mission episodes]]
* Judging by similarities to the challenge of the netkings, the infiltration mission is probably going involve another BossRush of hackers guarding the base facing Flamegirl, Alpha, Nylocke and Neomutant each. Having Kirbopher's player use the Kirbopher character as one of them would be one of the best ways to reveal Kirb is Zetto to the main characters. It would also put the hacker count at 4 matching the number of main characters (game character-wise anyway). With Odboll, Kirbopher, Zetto and Tigerlilly all fighting them off.
** That'd be kind of redundant, wouldn't it?
** Alternatively, previous hackers who haven't been seen in a while (such as Splat, Dustbunny, Ravenfreak, etc.) who haven't had subplots about them yet may return for the Boss Rush and Zetto/Kirbopher will be encountered at the end with Tigerlilly.
** Also alternatively, there will be no boss rush at all- Odboll will be the only line of defense, sort of like a guard dog. In the Episode 11 commentary video, it is suggested that Odboll was originally going to appear "later" (in Episode 13, as he does) for the first time, but when Episode 10 was turned into the season 1 finale as opposed to the season 2 premiere, the characters needed a new reason to take on the Challenge of the Netkings, and Odboll was used to lead into GC winning the contest. This could mean that, since Episode 13 was (likely) supposed to be Odboll's first appearance, it will be about the characters defeated Odboll as a starter villain, leading into the rest of the arc.
** Or yet another alternate possibility - hackers we HAVE seen recently (Rockoon, Skeight, maybe even Neomutant if he's luring Alpha, Flamegirl, and Nylocke into a trap) will reappear for the boss rush - at the end of Episode 12, Kizuna DID say she had to make some "very important calls..."
** Final possibility - Kizuna will call every hacker she's ever hired...and they will all battle Alpha, Flamegirl, Nylocke, and possibly Neo if he's not evil '''at the same time.''' Since they're hackers, it would be entirely possible for them to gang up on the FiveManBand (minus Kirb and GC) all at once, and Kizuna reaaallly doesn't want them to reach the Ultimate Weapon's core...
* Jossed; it turns out Odboll was actually in charge of D-Buggers.org's HQ's security. He and Tigerlilly both end up attacking the main characters, and that's it.

[[WMG: The final two episodes of TOME season 2, Episodes 14 and 15, will be titled "Duel of the Dragons, Part I" and "Duel of the Dragons, Part II", respectively.]]
* Zetto and Kizuna's Antivirus Weapon looks an awful lot like the D-Bug dragon from TTA, and from the brief glimpses of the Forbidden Power's "True Form" we see in Episodes 10 and 13, it is a possibility that these two final episodes will be a kaiju style battle between these two dragons. The titles, "Duel of the Dragons", will be a throwback to Season 2 of TTA's finale- "Duel of the Dragon, parts I and II"
** Jossed. Episode 14 is titled "Monstrosities" and Episode 15 is titled "Truth. Tears. Ambition." However, Kajet and the Dragon Bug do have a duel at the end of Episode 14, meaning that the reasoning behind this theory was sound; the people in charge of making TOME just decided to go a different route.

[[WMG: There will be good, or at the very least neutral, hacker characters at some point]]
* Hacking is not an inherently evil act. Sure, it's usually associated with going into people's computers and stealing information, but it's actually more in and of itself about creativity than simply antagonizing people and being a bully. Hacker culture does certainly focus on lack of authority, but it also is about sharing creative uses of software. In fact, one could argue the internet and video games as a whole came from hacking old hardware that would eventually become the basis for that. Point is, it would be interesting for TOME to show the other side of hacking and not just use it as an interchangeable word for "evil forbidden magic that only bad guys use because they are bad". In fact, it would be a huge waste not to. And no, Demonking doesn't count unless he actually uses his hacking ability for good purposes now that he is "reformed".
** Does [[spoiler: Neomutant]] count? His motives seem somewhat sympathetic/personal.
*** I meant ones that were completely unaffiliated with D-bug, but one that's not just out for himself is certainly a step in the right direction. Though it makes you wonder why he needed the group at all when he was already plenty skilled at hacking.
**** perhaps he joined them to get more information about the forbidden power from them? If the end of the episode is any indication the BigBad seems to know something about it.
* Confirmed in a COMPLETELY unexpected way - [[spoiler: D-Buggers.org as a WHOLE is a benevolent organization - they only want to find the Forbidden Power so they can erase it. Neomutant, however, falsely believed that they were going to use it to hold Netking Software hostage, making him an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom after his attempt at a rebellion in Episode 13]].
* [[WMG: The secret weapon mentioned by Kizuna is the reboot's answer to the original's D-Bug Dragon.]]
* As she refers to it the view focuses on the conspicuous two-tone silver background object that resembles a segment of the original's draconic body. Kizuna also drops the fact that they "know it works", which is obviously referring to the antivirus software that they attached to Flamegirl--which is represented in the game by purple fire, much like the D-Bug's power in the original. Here in the reboot the dragon would seem to be a potential good counterpart to the Forbidden Power.
On that note, related: the Forbidden Power will get its own body at some later point (perhaps distorting a Shadowguard Beast quest mob?) and they'll send the dragon at it. Virtual reality program kaiju fight anyone?
* Confirmed - the secret weapon is the Dragon Bug, the reboot's version of the D-Bug from TTA.
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