Okay. Irregular is Allen. That makes as much sense as each of the sin vessels, so I'm fine with that. Allen is Hansel reincarnated. Reincarnation is cool, I'll accept it. Conchita's male servant is ALSO Hansel reincarnated. But...wait. Both of them exist simultaneously as separate entities? Huh? Shouldn't that be impossible? Or is there something about reincarnation I'm missing?
Actually, Lemy Abelard (Fifth Pierrot) is Hansel's reincarnation, not Allen. Conchita's song also took place 100's of years before Story of Evil.
To fully clear this up, Irregular is Allen but Allen is not a reincarnation of Hansel, at least that we know of. (According to Gammon, the Male Servant is not a reincarnation of Hansel either, though—he's a body created by the Glass of Conchita, using the residual parts of Hansel that were left in the glass when Lemy, Hansel's last known reincarnation, was absorbed.) There's no conflict here even if the Servant really is Hansel though.
As of Seven Crimes and Punishments, it's been revealed that Irregular isn't Allen at all, but some sort of bizarre, separate entity that was conceived in the womb of the Master of the Court/Director Doll. Some sort of replacement for the real Allen, maybe? Who knows.
One tiny question... at the end of "Judgment of Corruption", The Master of the Hellish Yard gives Marlon an Ironic Echo of Marlon's own speech used earlier, about even the most evil person being pardoned if they pay up. Does that mean the Master is offering Marlon a chance to let go of his greed, or is it a tricky question, since, if Marlon would try to bribe his way into Heaven, he'd only add to his sins?
This is a little bit of WMG, but since The Master of The Hellish Yard looks very smug when making that offer, I think Gallerian's screwed either way, but maybe if he had accepted to give up his fortune he would have been Gear instead of the Soul of Adam (Considering how all Awakened Vessels do the exact opposite of their sins).
Master of the Graveyard and Waiter are respectively gluttonous and prideful, so no we can't say that all Awakened Vessels do the exact opposite of their sins.
Considering the revelations in "The Muzzle of Nemesis", we can interpret the scene thusly: Either A) Gallerian is hallucinating, and what he's actually seeing is Nemesis giving him a chance at redemption by using his fortune to pay back all the people he hurt, as well as give up his greed. Or B) The Master of the Hellish Yard is giving him a SECOND chance to turn back from his sinful ways and give up his fortune, mimicking the deal Nemesis was offering. Or she's doing it to mock him, knowing he won't give up his fortune anyway.
Yeah, Muzzle of Nemesis gives the feeling that he imagined the whole Master of the Hellish Yard thing... though if the Master of the Hellish Yard is indeed real even after that and she is Nemesis as well, that'd explain the reason why Marlon goes to Hell instead of Heaven like everyone else.
Seven Crimes and Punishment's short story confirms that Nemesis and the Master of the Hellish Yard are two separate people (although it seems that Nemesis used the name at some point and the song Master of the Hellish Yard is about her) when Hellish shows up to collect Nemesis. Given the role the Hellish plays in said story, it seems fairly certain that she is the one who appears in Judgement of Corruption.
The second Project MA was a success. The scientists knew it was a success. Why did they continue the Project? Surely two sets of Twin Gods can't exist at the same time.
Because Meta Salmhofer, the mother took the kids away. All three could have died, for all the scientists knew.
I know that, it's just that it's stated in the background for "Survival MA" that they are still searching for Meta. You'd think they'd want to at least confirm that Meta's twins are dead before wasting resources on more Project M As.
It's been revealed that Hansel and Gretel, and every child coming of Project MA, are copies of the original Twin Gods. So, theoretically speaking, they could make another set of Twin Gods, searching for Meta and her children is just in case the projects keep failing.
I don't know if this is even answered by official material yet, but if, according to a conversation between Held and Sickle, everyone goes to Heaven, then how did Gallerian get sent to Hell? Assuming he didn't hallucinate the whole thing?
Maybe the Master of the Hellish Yard, if she is indeed Nemesis, thought "Oh no you WON'T" and made an exception of him? Though I think that with the new revelations in Muzzle of Nemesis, I think it is more likely that the house was burning and Marlon wanted to run away after rejecting the deal and fell through a weak part or hole in the floor into the fire downstairs.
Info from the Seven Crimes and Punishment booklet (possibly previous material says this as well) confirms that those who contracted with demons are unable to go to the Heavenly Yard. It also implies that Nemesis is not the Master of the Hellish Yard seen in Jo C, though she may have used the name at some point or another (the song Master of the Hellish Yard is about her). The two characters are distinct and interact with one another.
Was Gallerian even in contract with one? I only recall Conchita and Venomania...
All of the seven "contractors" made a contract with their demon, knowingly or not. Conchita and Venomania are just the only two who, as far as we know, did so willingly and with full knowledge that they were contracting with a demon.
Not sure about whether there's an official stance on this question or not, but what does the reveal of the Doll being possessed by Eve at the very least during Conchita's, Margarita's and Venomania's (and Mikulia's) time mean for the Clockwork Doll aka. The Master of the Court?
It's implied at the end of the Sloth novel that Eve is no longer inside the doll. Therefore it can be safely assumed that the Master of the Court is a different entity. At the very least she probably wasn't in the doll when Gallerian had it because Nemesis could see it was a doll whereas Eve's magic would fool even Elluka and Banica (a magician and someone possessed by a demon, respectively).
How did Arth even survive Gift in the Daughter of Evil novels? Puerick says in the Gift novel that one drop of the Rogze family formula was enough to kill a person, but for some reason Arth wasn't killed by it. Can you say plot convenience?
In a word, yes. It's plot convenience. However, it's not completely impossible—maybe Prim didn't follow her father's recipe well enough on her first try or put less than a drop in the glass (if that's even possible,) or Arth is an especially difficult person to kill. It's also possible that he tasted something funny and spat out the drink. I'm not sure it specifies in the novel.
New information explains this implicitly via the fact that Arth was not a human being.
Why are the Venomania and Conchita mansions ruins by EC 505? Sateriasis and Banica were popular historical figures in their respective countries, with Sateriasis even being regarded as a hero. Why didn't the people at least go through the trouble of preserving their houses, which were historical sites centuries later?
Unlike the Lucifenian Royal Palace, these dwellings were not centers of political power and were functionally useless if people stopped living in them—and hero or not, I'm sure people would have felt uneasy moving into the Venomania mansion after all the Levin talk about him being a demon, and Conchita's mansion previously had zombies coming out of it. If no one moved in, probably neither the government or any private parties felt the need to keep the place up. Besides, you see many historical sites (albeit mostly castles) being left as ruins even as people are taken on tours of them in later centuries.
So. The The Fifth: Pierrot novel reveals that the Elluka seen after Irina kills her in "MA Survival- Who will survive?" is actually just that body being possessed by Levia. Wasn't Gretel with all her lives supposed to be Levia's incarnation in Evillious, as Hansel and Gretel were born to bring Levia and Behemo into the world?
It specifies in the novel that Hansel and Gretel were intended, unbeknownst to everyone, to be containers for Levia and Behemo (albeit very well suited containers) whom they would possess once they grew old enough. The reason Levia decided Elluka would do instead was because they didn't want to wait for that to happen anymore. Gretel's multiple lives is actually a result of a piece of Levia-Behemo's disintegrated dragon body entering her after the Catastrophe, possibly entering the twins specifically because of that "well-suited container" thing.
Small issue with "Barisol's Child is an Only Child": One of the lyrics goes roughly "an older sister knowing the heart of man, a younger brother knowing the body of man". Great lyrics, but where in the song is it clarified that Behemo has such knowledge? All we learn in the song is that he's a crossdressing weirdo who's probably homicidal.
Why would it have to be clarified in the song? The Evillious Chronicles encompasses a much wider range of media than just music. It has databooks, novels, short stories...it's a line meant to clarify we are in fact talking about Behemo, who was established earlier in the short stories and novels as being in charge of the mind.
They explained Levia's knowledge in the song.
And...? All my points above still apply. Levia's knowledge of the soul is her character trait, Behemo's is his crossdressing—but that isn't really a contributory science. If you need some kind of foreshadowing, the implication that he dismembered his girlfriend's body could give him anatomical insights.