Proven examples (as of the end of LIGHT)
Either Caine or Diana will die in Light.Okay, think about it. Caine's a pretty complex bad guy. Sometimes he's an Evil Overlord, but other times he's an Anti-Villain or even a very dark Anti-Hero. Problem is that, with a character like that, you can't just throw him in jail or whatever. But having him skip off with a happy ending would make him a total Karma Houdini, not to mention that it would be unleashing a dangerous sociopath on society. The only way to solve this would be either (a) Diana dies, reaching the last crumb of empathy he has in him, prompting him to Heel-Face Turn, or (b) he dies protecting her. This will allow him to maintain his complexity while not going out-of-character, not to mention making up for his jerkassery in Plague, so the fangirls will be mollified.
In Light, Sam and Caine will be Fire-Forged FriendsThey certainly bonded a lot in FEAR and seeing as it's the last book, it makes sense for everything to be rounded up and resolved. I think it would be a nice, bitter-sweet moment for them to finally, after all that conflict become friends. After all, they're Not So Different
Jossed examples (as of the end of LIGHT )
Drake will do a Heel-Face Turn.
Little Pete and Diana's Unborn childWill connect some how. For An unborn child to have a 2 bar power in utero is pretty powerful. When Little Pete Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existenceat the end of Plague, he says how free from his stunted body he feels. However, somehow he needs to be Resurrected for a Job and come back to defeat the Gaiaphage So how can he do it? Going back to the same body is out of the question, but an able body, not fully formed and most likely an accepting spirit? That'll do just fine. Most likely what would happen is they become a duality like Drake and Brittnay the the unborn child/Little Pete has powers to GrandTheftMe or Twins, creating an interesting parallel for Sam and Caine'
In Light, Diana will end up being the one who will have to finish Gaia offAs of Fear, we can see that Diana has a very strong maternal instinct towards her daughter, no matter that she is fused with the gaiaphage. She has even turned against the father of her child and her former allies against the gaiaphage just so that Gaia will be safe. In Light, Sam and the gang will definitely go after Gaia, and they do intend to kill her. Wouldn't it just be such a sad and bitter turn of events if everyone else ended up dead/somehow incapacitated and unable to finish Gaia off for good, leaving Diana to realize that there is no way to kill the gaiaphage without killing the part of the entity that is her beloved daughter.
In Light, Astrid will be revealed to be pregnantIt happened before to Caine and Diana, and as far as we know, Sam and Astrid did not use protection of any kind. They might get unlucky as well. And if Sam ends up dying in Light...we might even get a Someone to Remember Him by situation.
The gaiaphage are Sam and Caine's fathers.Think about it; they're the two most powerful moofs in the FAYZ (unless you include Petey, and Gaia ), and they are both described as not knowing who their fathers are. The gaiaphage is supposedly the most powerful being in existance (which would explain them both being four bars), and has been able to take the form of humans in the past (I.E Nerezza. ), so it possible the gaiaphage morphed into a human, seduced Connie and got her pregnant.
Or, Sam's father is the man who Connie had the affair with, and Caine's father is Connie's husband.It would have a bitter-sweet irony to it, if Sam turned out to be the bastard child but was raised as one of her husbands, and Caine was actually the legitimate child, but was put up for adoption. I also think it would be a great character-building discovery for Caine, and would make him even more bitter about his brother.
Like in the above theory, Sam's father was Connie's lover and Caine's father her husband, and in addition to that, Connie's lover is the father of one of the other kids in the FAYZ.So Sam doesn't have just the one (half-)brother he didn't known about. There is also (at least) one half-sibling from his father's side.
Undetermined (could still possibly be true- or not- as of LIGHT)
Diana was the one who pushed her mother down the stairs.In GONE, Diana says her mother fell down the stairs and was paralysed for the rest of her life. Now, Diana wanted revenge on her father for not buying her a horse, and it makes sense that she'd want her father to get into trouble. She told the police that her father was the one who pushed her and states that she was lying...Perhaps she pushed her mother down the stairs to get him into trouble with the police? She also says, after reccounting her version of the story of her mother's fall; "And that's only half the story." Implying she left out some pretty big details about how her mother was dispatched. It's important to mention that Diana is characterised as very manipulative and has shown in the series to not be above things of this nature.
Or alternatively, Diana made up the story about her mother falling down the stairs up completely.Why would her mother have so many "Creepy boyfriends" if she was paralysed from the neck downwards? It wouldn't of left much opportunities for dating. Plus, Diana is known to be a compulsive liar and manipulator, and she was telling that story to teach Jack that's she dangerous, and it's best not to anger her and do as she says. Perhaps she embellished or downright made up the story to scare him into submission.
Diana was sexually abused as a child.Diana often makes little references to "leering old men" and her mother's "Creepy boyfriends" who watch her in the shower. This, by itself, implies that she has been defiled or at the very least has been threatened with such a precidament. But it would also explain a lot of her actions as a character. It would explain how willing she is to use her sexxuality to her advantage; perhaps that was the only way she could stay safe pre-FAYZ. It would also explain her self-resentment and feelings of abasement in LIES. Plus, strangely enough, Diana doesn't register anger or revulsion when Caine threatens to rape her. which implies it could of been something she was- tragically- used to as a child.
Diana had a abortion pre-FAYZ."She knew from experience that pregnancy tests didn't work until 10 days after conception."
Astrid and little Pete aren't actually related. One of them is adopted.Anyone else find it weird that- seeing as Astrid theorized that powers had a strong connection to genes- that Astrid was 0 bars and his little brother apparently breaks the power scale? That's strange.
Michael Grant saw this series as a way to fix RemnantsThe similarities between the two series are uncanny; both had very large and very diverse casts, both had kids with superpowers, both had multiple overarching mysteries, both had somewhat of a Kudzu Plot, and both had more Nightmare Fuel than a video of a war. But a lot of problems that Remnants had were fixed here. Scholastic wouldn't let Grant make Tate's lesbianism more explicit; Dekka is another black lesbian with a similar personality. Remnants often strayed into the Chris Carter Effect; here, all the questions are answered. Remnants was written on the very rushed schedule of two books every month; Gone's schedule was much more relaxed. And it really did work; I've read both series, and although I enjoyed Remnants, this was entertaining in the same way while being much more satisfying and higher quality.
Left to his own devices, Little Pete would've destroyed the world.Does this one really need any more explanation?
The gaiaphage was a product of the Ellimist from AnimorphsThe story is that the gaiaphage was some sort of accidental seed thrown across the galaxy to spread life. The Ellimist's goal in his Third Life was to spread life faster than the Crayak could exterminate life. The gaiaphage could be the byproduct of one of these attempts.