Fridge / Paranatural

Fridge Brilliance

  • In the first chapter, Max finds himself drawn to a storage closet, most likely the same one he finds his tool in.
  • Chapter two reveals that Doctopus spirits eat pain, retroactively explaining Johnny's lack of pain after Max landed on him with his scooter.
  • Ed claims he didn't throw the can in chapter two. When we later learn that Max's bat has magnet powers, this event gains an explanation.
  • Johnny may come off as a bully who does bully things for no particular reason at all. However, he does have his motives. It all begins with him meeting his "arch-nemesis" Max with some other dude who he's never seen before. He decides to be the bully and bully them. But then Isaac jumps over the fence like it's no big deal. Obviously, this piques his curiosity, so he decides to keep pestering them. Then he sees Max using his bat to somehow jump over a fence again. Of course, his curiosity is piqued even more now. So he decides to steal Max's stuff and try to get the bat to work or something, which obviously doesn't get him anywhere. Those were the first freaky sights he saw that day, and Isaac's weather powers were the cherry on top.
  • Light is shed on Ed and his Cloudcuckoolander antics in the last two panels here.
  • Here, Cinnamon Stix says "Youz sure gotta lotta juicy hweeyermz for a caged boid" to Spender. 70 or so pages later, Lucifer is introduced.
  • Agent Day's tool is basically cupid's bow, causing Love at First Sight in whoever gets shot. Agent Day is also blind. Perhaps a reference to the expression "blinded by love" or "love is blind"?

Fridge Horror

  • The fact that Isaac knows someone who dies would leave a ghost strongly implies he's seen someone die before, especially when you keep in mind Spender's "teaching" style.
  • We already know the Activity Club is full of children fighting against specters, but Boss Leader mentions that she's known Spender since he started puberty. It's very possible that a lot of children have been fighting these dangerous specters (where it's known there's a risk of dying) for years, possibly decades.
  • In one page, Forge was about to take control of Johnny and make him attack Ed. The chapter events leading up to it have shown that someone possessed doesn't know what happens to them while under the control of a specter, so this presents several horrifying implications:
    • For the other students and faculty, a kid throwing fire around on a rampage would be a nightmare and likely end a lot of deaths and injuries.
    • For Ed, being caught off guard by that kind of attack from out of nowhere would almost assuredly end in his death.
    • For Johnny, he would most likely come out of a daze in a burning school with a lot of his peers dead or hurt around him, ruining his life.
    • For ISAAC, it completely justifies Spender's secrecy around him.
  • In one early page, Max fights through a crowd of kids only to later learn that they were all ghosts. Now, the nature of ghosts is that they don't last long; they hang around for a few years in most cases, though they will linger longer if their deaths were painful. Consider how many ghosts there were in those corridors. Thus, there are two possibilities: either a lot of kids died in Mayview very recently, or a bunch of kids died horrible, horrible deaths.
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