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Kanda is Lulubell or being Manipulated by Wisely/Road.
Crown Clown was originally Nea's Innocence.
Miranda is the Heart
Kanda is a CommunistThis is all◊
Kandais next in line to become a Fallen One
The Reason behind Akuma EvolutionIs that the final step is becoming a Noah. Each step in the evolutionary line becomes more human. Each step degrades the soul more and more until it completely disappears. The Noahs power comes from dark matter and functions like Akuma's. We never hear anything about any of their parents. Everyone, including the Earl, did not think there was a fourteenth Noah.
The Earl is...I personally think the Millennium Earl is a cycle. The exorcist who defeated him last time was twisted by evil, as anyone who defeats the Earl has to become "Bearer of the Akuma". The Earl wears a mask of Akuma. Allen wears a Mask of Mana. That means... if Allen kills the Earl, he is forced to "bear the Akuma". And in a few hundred years, more Noah show up and the process repeats itself. If people have enough despair, the Earl is drawn to them. Maybe it is a magical lure.
The 14th will awaken in Allen but because of his and his innocence's will, it will not take over him.It'll turn into more of a Superpowered Evil Side.
The person who is the container of "The Heart" is...
In the future, Lero shall become Hagrid's umbrellaIf a wizard can cast spells using broken pieces of a wand, why would the Ministry have allowed him to keep the pieces to graft into an umbrella? We haven't seen the umbrella fly or talk, but Lero could just be lying low until the appropriate time.
The Millennium Earl is related to Santa Claus.Well, they're both approximately the same size, and they both fly through the night delivering gifts, after a fashion. What is seeing a deceased loved one one last time if not a gift? And then the souls are all wrapped up nicely. Eliade in particular got nice "wrapping paper".
Allen will turn against the OrderBecause he's the only person in the entire world who has the potential to see both the Innocence and the Noah's for what they really are. It will turn out that it doesn't matter which side is the victor, humanity is screwed either way, and the only way to stop it is to put an end to both sides. The "other side" of the war is humankind. The 14th's plans to eliminate the Earl and take his position might be because the 14th knows the only person who has the power to put an end to the Noah's and their reincarnation is the Earl. Once the Innocence's Heart is destroyed and the Earl is killed, the war is over.
Timcanpy is going to come out as the real villain in the seriesCross created Timcanpy, Cross had some connection to the Fourteenth therefore the Fourteenth has some connection to Timcanpy, and even goes so far as to say that Timcanpy is his. Because of that, it is entirely Timcanpy's fault that the Fourteenth is sharing Allen's body because Timcanpy chose Allen! Not only that, but doesn't it seem like every time Timcanpy is on someone's head, he is probably eating their brains.
The Innocence are created from Akuto.Akuto is vital to a place sometimes described as Heaven, and is a 'reflection of the spirit'. The Great Flood was caused by the final battle to separate the Upper and Lower Worlds, and the Innocence are Heavenly Magitek that were left behind. The Great Heart of Innocence generates more Akuto (and therefore powers the other 107 Innocence), so if the Earl destroys it, then the Akuto is gone and everyone will be killed. By this logic, the Great Heart of Innocence belongs to Yumemi.
Cyril and Tyki have different FathersOr else different Mothers, with Tyki been an illegitimate child. It would explain them having different last names despite been brothers.
Cross is this dimension's Clow ReedThere's a bunch of evidence for this theory, first being that Timcanpy is a magical gollum, just like the Mokonas from xxxHoLic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, even with the same ability to eat things for storage. Next, the school that the kids in HoLic go to is named Cross Academy, an obvious shout-out to Clow's other world counter part. Both are magicians with long hair and the ability to manipulate life and death to an extent, (Clow with Yuuko and Cross with Maria) and they both have beautiful long hair. This also plays into the fact that...
Cross isn't dead, he just went to a different dimensionCross was able to create a dimension traveling golem like Mokona and decided that rather staying for the impending doom of their world, he'd move onto the next.
65 has become a Noah.Okay, so everyone's favorite... Thingie seems to have not been present in the more recent chapters. Why, you ask? It's easy. It's because he told Komui that he went on vacation a while back and didn't come back. Komui, being the somewhat Cloud Cuckoo Lander like, merely assumed that he was eaten by badgers, or something. But the truth was that he had a Face-Heel Turn and became the Noah that doesn't look human, Mightra.
Allen being the "Destroyer of Time" isn't a good thing.Everyone in the Order seems convinced that it means that he'll defeat the Earl and save the world. In reality, it means he'll become the Earl, probably inheriting the position after he manages to defeat the current Earl. Then he'll turn evil and kill everyone. The Order'll feel pretty silly.
Bak Chan will kill Alma.It'd be retribution for killing Edgar and possibly Twi, as well. The kid's last name is Karma, so it's pretty fitting. What goes around comes around...
Lenalee and Allen's Innocence was originally one complete Innocence and possibly the Heart.The original innocence was suppose to be a full-body armor. Allen's innocence makes up the upper body and Lenalee's Innocence makes up the lower body. This would also explain how two different Innocence manage to have a similar level of sentience.
Kanda is Allen's father.That woman who Kanda keeps having flashbacks to looks a crap ton like Allen. The guy who Kanda used to be before he was reborn into a second exorcist was probably lovers with that woman so that would mean that Allen is her son and Kanda is the father. That would explain why Kanda hates Allen so much; he reminds him too much of the life and love that he used to have before he was killed.
The Millennium Earl is actually ManaIn Chapter 196, The earl said that he wanted the 14th to be by his side. To add more, the earl's human form◊ looks almost exactly like Mana. And here's Mana with a hat that look's like one of the Earl's◊.
In the future Lavi will become Rufus Barma.Red hair, fetish for knowledge, dashing good looks... All he needs is to steal someone's eye and he's set.
Allen is Usui Takumi's ancestor.In chapter 52 of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it is revealed that Usui's last name is Walker, the same as a certain Exorcist we know. We also know that Usui is part English. Allen being Usui's grandfather explains Usui's bishouen looks and his Chick Magnet status.
The reason why DGM exists is because Lavi wrote the whole story down.Lavi is a Bookman apprentice, right? And Bookmen are supposed to record history. So, after the whole story of DGM was over, and Lavi became a full Bookman at the end, the first thing he did was to write down the full story of Allen Walker. He could have asked witnesses who were there for scenes he didn't see.
Innocence is made from murdered angelsThe "default" form common to all Innocences appears to be a headless and limbless angel torso. This is also the form Suman's Innocence took when he Fell. My theory is that the Innocences were all originally angels that the pre-Flood humans turned into anti-akuma weapons to fight against the Earl. This involved chopping off the angels' heads and limbs to make them more manageable, but since angels are truly immortal, their power and even something of their mind lives on.
The Millennium Earl created modern humans in order to harvest them for powerSince Dark Matter is made from the Millennium Earl's soul and he is able to draw it back when he wants, whenever a demon levels up, this also increases the Millennium Earl's distributed power pool. Killing every human on Earth would strengthen the demons immensely, and after that the Millennium Earl can just order the demons to self-destruct in order to draw back the evolved pieces of his soul. At this point, he might be powerful enough to defeat God. When the Millennium Earl created the modern humans, he was planning exactly this, but he had to wait seven thousand years for the humans to fill the earth with the power of exponential growth and provide a good harvest.
Mad science will win the dayThe Millennium Earl will succeed in destroying the Heart, but thanks to the science team all will not be over. It turns out that the Millennium Earl is not immune to things like Komuvitamin D. An assortment of various chemicals delivered by the latest Komurin robot will turn the Millennium Earl into a Harmless Villain with bunny ears.
Everything happens inside a computerEver think it's strange how the Ark can be downloaded as if were a program? That's because everything in the story happens inside a computer simulation. Abilities that seem supernatural are really nothing more than the equivalent of cheat codes to the simulated physics.
Kanda is the new Noah of WrathNow that Skin Bolic is dead, the Noah of Wrath is due for a reincarnation. My guess is that Kanda will be the one to awaken as him. The mechanism of Noah selection is unknown, but Kanda killed Skin, was the only one close by when he died, and, perhaps most importantly, has a naturally short temper and a preference for solving things with violence. It could be interesting to see if Kanda manages to hold onto his technical fighting style under pressure from his Noah memories and if Kanda's meditation experience helps keep him focused.
One of the Walker brothers is Allen's real fatherI can't believe this isn't here yet! Well either Mana or Neah is Allen's father.
Cross is actually Lavi from futureOh come one,how did we miss it?. Look at them, they both wear eyepatches, like to flirt with women, tease people, don't give a damn about rules and have long red hair. Also, with Lavi being future bookman, I think he could gain the knowledge about the magic Cross is using. My theory is that since his hammer still haven't been repaired, he will pick up Cross' revolver innocence. This may be the reason of Cross sudden disappearance, he knew it will come and had to leave it. Then at some point in future he will discover a spell able to return to past (Or maybe Miranda's Innocence will be able to do that). Either way this or...
Cross is Lavi's fatherThey look and act waaaaaaaaay to similar.
Cross is Allen's FatherIt does make sense in the long run, Cross and his mother probably knew Allen was the host of the 14th and sent him to be adopted twice. Earl killed Allen's mom, and Cross spent years improving himself in order to protect him. Then when Allen was about to left to die, he comes to train him, but had to keep the connection a secret. Hence, his Jerk Ass behavior with Allen, although recently it's starting to resurface.
Lavi's Right Eye...Is a Sharingan.Thats how he's able to record what's happening, and also how he was able to find the real key in the midst of the hundreds of fake ones,since the Sharingan automatically gives the user a Photographic Memory and Hyper Awareness. He keeps it covered because he can't deactivate it.
The Akuma's evolutionary process...Is an attempt to create the perfect being. As the Akuma kill, they slowly evolve into more powerful forms. So far, that evolution has led to the Akuma Level 4, which appears like a corrupt form of a Seraph, yet they are also more powerful than any singlular Noah, barring the Earl. From what we've seen on the attack on The Black Order's American Branch, there are as many Level 4 Akuma as there are Noah. From the Earl's implications, there is a level farther above even the Level 4 Akuma, which would be a level 5. An Akuma more powerful than the Level 4 is a scary, and inconceivable thought, considering how much more power a single Level 4 has in comparison to Exorcist Generals and Noah, barring the Earl himself. Still, taking this into account, a level 5 would probably look just like a normal human being, and the final step in the Akuma's evolution. This must have been what the Earl intended all along: the creation of a being beyond any other in existence. If it's even possible, the Earl would probably transfer his own conscience into this new body, casting aside his now-inferior Noah form. If that is his goal, he's probably aiming to kill God.
Either Neah or Mana is Tyki's fatherThe fact that Tyki looks near-identical to Neah is easily explained if he's actually a Walker.
The owner of the Heart is SoraIt's his keyblade.
Lavi is a pyromaniac.Just how many freaking times has he used Hellfire Cyclone?
The Earl was originally sent to “test” humanity and simply went insane over timeLet’s put it like this: you do something long enough, you can end up forgetting your reason for doing it in the first place. Think about, the Earl’s apparently been in this whole making Akuma business for several millennia, who’s to say that he didn’t have a different purpose for creating Akuma and just lost sight of it over the years? The theory comes from how the Earl’s essentially Satan in the D.Gray-Man universe and in the Hebrew Bible Satan was “The Prosecutor,” who had the job of tempting humans and reporting back to God about any who gave in. Now, what does the Earl do but tempt humans to break the cycle of life itself and try to bring back the dead? The Earl himself says early on in the series that he makes Akuma for the peoples own sake. The existence of Innocence would then be justified as basically the reins under which the resulting Akuma are kept. Akuma may “symbolize human suffering” but letting them run loose would be stupid given the high levels of destruction they cause. However the Earl considers them his “children,” and watching them be destroyed by these humans who constantly gave into despair century after century drove him over the edge. Hell, the Fourteenth straight out says that the Earl's going mad.
Lenalee's Crystal-type Innocence is...The form of Innocence closest to the Apocryphos, the "Sentient Innocence". It makes sense when thought about in context. The Apocryphos can take on Human form, and the Crystal-type Innocence is made of the Exorcist's own blood infused with Innocence, or even scarier, the Innocence replaces the Exorcist's blood entirely. But even with this, the Parasitic-type Innocence is as similarly as close to the Apocryphos, as it is literally born as part of the Exorcist's body, if Allen is any indication.
The Heart has significance, but not in the way the Order or the Noah think.I think that the Heart is not the Innocence that keeps all other Innocence fragments going but rather is like a most central fragment that can recreate other fragments of Innocence. If you really need all 108...109 pieces of innocence to defeat the Noah, then the Order is pretty much screwed, with about 10+ fragments already gone. The Heart isn't a power source nor the main and most powerful Innocence shard left, but rather the only fragment that can regenerate other Innocence fragments. The Heart exhibits this regenerating power in the way (and c'mon lets face it here, its obvious) Allen heart (symbolism!) and Lenalee's legs (yup her too) were regenerated. The Earl sees this as a threat 'cause if the Heart keeps bringing into existence new fragments of Innocence, the war will never end. The only reason why no new fragments of Innocence haven't yet been discovered is because the Heart is currently dormant, its normal powers and its active user(s) suppressing its special capabilities. The rumour of all other Innocence fragments going *Boom* if the Heart goes *Boom* is a ploy by the Earl. If the Order discovers the Heart, they would do whatever it takes to keep it (and its exorcist) away from the front lines (and thus the risk of going *Boom*). The regenerative capabilities of the Heart are only activated in times is grave and extreme peril.
Allen will Take a Third Option in regards to the war between the Exorcists and the Noah.
The Earl isn't 'immortal', but can possess others.It's been mentioned that The Earl doesn't re-incarnate, but the existence of his human form might suggest that he's switched bodies as the need has arisen. When Wisely joins the Noah, the Earl mentions that only the two of them retain the full Noah identity, which could be interpreted as meaning that he (The Earl) has changed in the past. This is partially inspired as an explanation to the 'Mana as the Earl' theory(ies) above; The Earl letting Allen live, and his mixed feelings about the 14th, might be a little bit more interesting if this idea's right. As for how Mana was used in an Akuma creation ritual... Maybe The Earl's possession kills off the victim? Though it could merely displace the soul, or perhaps The Earl always uses the soul of his new body to create an Akuma. If this is true though, it makes the 14th's desire to 'become the Millenium Earl' a little bit more complex.
Timothy's Innocence is an Apocryphos.
End of the Noah Clan?
The Noah serve the Old Testament's God
NONE of the Exorcists have the actual heart.The Heart either belongs to someone we haven't seen or someone that we've seen that isn't an exorcist. Or it's completely independent. The reason Lenalee's and Allen's innocenses have been so "special" is because they contain "pieces" of the heart. Why do I think this? Apocryphos said that the Heart wanted to meet Allen. If the heart belonged to someone that was already close to Allen, then why would it want that? Wouldn't it be easier to just influence its host and get it to go to him?
All Innocene will evolve into parasite types in the endFirst Lenalee's and now Kanda's Innocence developped into a crystal-type Innocence. And it's been stated in-manga that the crystal types aere somewhere in-between equipment and parasite type Innocence. So my guess is that an equipment type Innocence that is powerful enough will evolve into a crystal type one after the user had a near death experience (or runs out of healing power, in Kanda's case) but survives it somehow. Should the same thing happen again, it will then evolve into a parasite type. It's also stated that parasite type Innocence are stronger than equipment type, so they might evolve to make sure their user doesn't have another almost run-in with death.
Humanity is best off if both the Noah and the Innocence destroy each other.While the 'win' condition of the Noah seems to be "Destroy the Heart," the 'win' condition for the Innocence would be to "Destroy the Noah." Given the current evidence, it is reasonable to think that the only way for it to do that is to prevent the Noah from reincarnation/reawakening. Even if that isn't true, this seems likely to be the easiest & most certain method for it...and given that all of humanity are candidates...
Innocence isn't God.It's just WMG on the part of those who found it. Villainous Crush on Allen has already led her to willingly help him at least twice, and if the Noah succeed in their plan to DESTROY HUMANITY, Allen will inevitably die. Road will eventually decide that if she switches sides she will have the best of both worlds; she'll get to keep killing and Allen will get to keep living. That said, she will still be the same Road just siding with the good guys. With the way things have been going, there's still some credibility for this provided that Road isn't dead. Tyki seems like he could end up turning as well.
Lavi's covered eye is 'all-seeing'.If you look at this link, it's obvious that something's up with Lavi's eye. Whatever it is, it seems useful, but that wouldn't explain why he covers it. And so the theory is revealed...his eye takes in everything at once. Since it overrides his senses (and is most likely a lot for his brain to handle) he doesn't use it all the time. It could cause him to pass out, or to get a migraine of the likes the world has never seen...
Kanda has lost his regenerative powerAlmost dying has to have struck quite a blow. more specifically, Kanda complains about getting a hangover. This comes as no surprise considering he and Johnny have been running from bar to bar. but he specifically states he has never had a hangover before.
Will Allen be immortal by the endAllen is the 'Destroyer of Time'. Does that mean he remains under this title until they find the Heart. Or implied earlier if he does kill the Earl he turns into the Earl. If he is the Heart then does that make him stay alive until all the Noah, Akuma, and the Earl are dead forever. Allen also has the 14th in him, that technically makes him part Noah, even if he does not want to be one. It seems as if they never die except for killed by an exorcist.
Allen and Neah are actually two sides of the same coin i.e. they're were both originally Neah WalkerIn chapter 187 Wisely said that he was the only Noah (discounting the still alive Millenium Earl) who, due to his ability to see into minds, accepted his Noah's memories when they came to him and thus his Noah identity, whereas the other Noah remained in control of their human identity. In chapter 117 Allen Walker slashed directly at "the Noah inside Tyki Mikk" thereby leaving "the human Tyki Mikk alive". As such, had he succeeded, Tiky Mikk could've continued to live a normal life as a human, as a human named Tiky Mikk. After this, Tiky Mikk transformed into his "true Noah" where his (i.e. Tikky Mikk's) personality was completely suppressed. My theory is that it's the same situation with Allen and Neah, with a slight difference. Neah was said to be a "new" Noah, who didn't fit into the traditional reincarnation cycle. Because of this I assumed that Neah's personality is in fact the original Noah memory of the fourteenth Noah (with him being the first fourteenth, his memory would be the original imprint). I've theorized that initially, Neah Walker became 'the fourteenth Noah named Neah', and that Allen Walker is an amnesiac 'human Neah' due to 'Noah Neah' dying (being reincarnated as Allen with 'Human Neah's' personality before Neah became a Noah, albeit without any memories). However 'Noah Neah' still existed in the form of the Noah memory and since Neah's body was still alive, it tried to retake control of it as he awoke (which was probably due to Allen's hardships & encounters with other Noah while working for the order). Instead of Allen recovering memories of his time spent as the human Neah Walker, Neah continues to live on in the form of his Noah memory. Following this theory, Allen and Neah Walker share the same body more as a split personality, rather then a human host serving as the reincarnation for the past Noah, as is the case for the other Noah's. 'Noah Neah' simply never left while still keeping his memories attached to him, leaving Allen to build up his own persona without 'Noah Neah's' influence.
Both Kanda and Alma were women in their first lives......And Kanda was a crossdresser. Either they were lesbians and felt they had to hide it, or Kanda was transgender (or both). Whatever the case, she acted and dressed like a man. It explains the girly name and constant grumpiness — she was PM Sing when she died!
Allen is an artificial human like Kanda and AlmaIt's been hinted that Allen was an exorcist 35 years prior to the plot, and a dying one at that who knew Neah/14th and allowed him to use his body as a host. In addition, the 14th noted that Allen seems to be aging extremely slowly, if at all. Then there's the fact that Allen barely remembers his childhood before Mana...
The Noah, their "Authentic God" (should He exist), and the Earl are a part of a much larger struggle against a YHVH style God.
Road and Allen Walker were lovers in the pastAs the recent flashbacks with Neah have shown, Allen is much older than he appears to be...by about 35 years. Road Kamelot is the only Noah who is alive from the generation of that time period, with Neah killing all the others and severely wounding the Millenium Earl. This would go a long way to explaining Road's feelings beyond just that of a girlish crush: she genuinely loves Allen. I can only imagine how ballistic Sheril will go when he finds that out. It also explains her current "Dream" form, the one we have seen her in throughout the series: Allen is younger, so Road's "Dream" is younger.
There is no "God" or DevilThink about it. Have we actually seen any evidence that the innocence is divine or the akuma are Satanic? I mean, sure, the Innocences look all angelic with Body Horror wings everywhere and can take the form of headless angels. And the Millennium Earl looks and acts a lot like Satan, and the Dark Matter is Powered by a Forsaken Child. But aside from aesthetic similarities (which might well be arbitrary), there's nothing to suggest that there are any divine powers at work at all. Perhaps the Noah and the Innocences are just forces of nature and/or the remnants of Abusive Precursors or Sufficiently Advanced Aliens or somesuch. It'd actually come as a greater surprise if God, the angels, or actual demons are involved in any way.
Lavi will end up with a crystal type innocenceBecause Bookman specifically mentioned that he shouldn't get one. When he drinks the innocence, it will purge the Noah's parasite from his system, leaving both Lavi and the Bookman free to attempt escape. Drama will ensue once both escape.
Lavi's eye-patch is the reason he became a bookmanIn the light novel D. Gray man: Reversed. In Lavi's chapter it mentions that his right eye is the reason he is a Bookman.
Theories on the truth of the Earl's past with Neah, and Neah's past with Allen.Here's my idea. The Earl was originally someone who lived in the advanced Innocence-using civilization mentioned early in the manga. However, after losing someone he cared deeply for (AKA: Neah), he went insane, came to hate the god who took Neah away from him, and becomes obsessed with bringing him back to life. He either convinced 13 like-minded people to join him, or found 13 people he respected or cared about in some way to brainwash into becoming his new family, and makes them immortal so that they never have to deal with the sorrow of loss. Together they nearly wiped out all civilization. The Earl, still insane, also makes a sick game of resurrecting loved ones, making it his justification for killing so many people and seeing Akuma evolution as something akin to salvation. Since the Earl legitimately wanted Neah to come back normally, he didn't come back as an Akuma, but as a Noah. However, being taken away from paradise and seeing his home destroyed by madmen, decides to try and destroy them, which doesn't work. They constantly reincarnate and continue their battles, and Neah even founds the Black Order. Due to their connection, two boys eventually wind up as their new destined hosts, Neah and Mana. When they awaken, Neah is destroyed and the Earl falls dormant within Mana, and Mana's soul becomes separate from the Earl, which is why Allen had something to resurrect at the start of the series. Where does Allen come in? He was originally an Exorcist working with Neah, and offers Neah his body so they don't have to wait so long for him to reincarnate. Some sort of reaction then causes Allen to de-age and lose his memory, at which point Mana picks him up.
Apocryphos and Innocence at largeChapter 204- Apocryphos: (to Tyki) " Don't think that I'm the same as all those inexperienced innocence you've destroyed so far." Chapter 204-Allen: (referring to Apocryphos) HE BESTOWED JUDGEMENT ON MASTER!" The content of Chapter 204, where Apocryphos battles Noahs to a standstill and attempts to assimilate Allen, leads to two logical conclusions. 1, Innocence is sentient to an extent. This point is supported by Apocryphos' declaration of 'inexperience', which would lead to an inference that all Innocence fragments are sentient and capable of learning and gaining of experience. 2, The end-state of Innocence is as an independent being. Apocryphos is 7000 years old, having been around since the 3 Days of Darkness, with close contact with the Heart. The types of Innocence known to the Black Order are the equipment-types, parasite-types and crystal-types. Equipment types are the least-experienced, wholly dependent on an exorcist to fight demons. Crystal-types are a midpoint, partially dependent on an exorcist for their material (blood). Parasite-types totally replace an exorcist's body parts and are capable of 'hijacking' the exorcist's body, as shown when Crown Clown continues to fight in spite of Allen's wounds, or Krory's constant need to consume demon blood. These three types are subtle evidence that Innocence evolves towards independence from an accommodator.