WMG: Gatchaman Crowds
The GALAX system will cause chaos and tragedy.
- They are painting it as the greatest invention ever. Hajime says you can't rely on the Internet for everything, which could be Foreshadowing it causing havoc after becoming such a big part of everyone's lives. Which leads to the next theory:
Berg Katse is going to create chaos in GALAX using Rui's appearance.
- They know each other but it isn't clear if they are working together. Berg may be manipulating Rui, or waiting for the right moment to impersonate him and hijack the GALAX system.
- This has been confirmed as of episode 8 Or:
- It's definitely too sentient.
Rui and the "100 Super GALAX Users"
- Rui mentions he picked 100 Super GALAX Users to give them access to the Crowds. As Hajime is G-101, these 100 people can be the Gatchamans around the world, farfetched as it sounds.
- The question would be, if there are 101 Gatchamans and 100 chosen GALAXers, who is the extra? We have Hajime, who is #101 and different to everyone else in her team, but also Sugane, the only Gatchaman shown so far who doesn't use GALAX.
- And tying with the first theory, if the GALAX system goes nuts, then the odd-one-out would be the only hope to save the day.
- Jossed. The Crowds are regular GALAX users who Rui recruited. The 100 coincidence seems to be an Arc Number thing.
O.D. will make a Face-Heel Turn or is The Mole.
- He looks quite sinister sometimes.
- Seems like he's instead planning a Heroic Sacrifice to take down Katze.
Utsu-tsu is related to the Crowds in some way.
- Their GALAX avatars look like cats, and Utsu-tsu's hair is shaped like cat's ears.
- What are they?
- Another alien race.
- A physical manifestation of GALAX/The Internet/the union of GALAX users.
- Artificial beings created by Rui for urgencies.
- The MESS
- Third theory is the closest - they are Rui's power, handed to him by Berg Katze and channeled through select GALAX users.
O.D. can't transform because his NOTE was destroyed
- It was said that having your NOTE destroyed might kill you, which means it's possible to survive. Also, he really looks unwell.
- Jossed. He can't use his powers because he's a Person of Mass Destruction.
Joe is going to die.
- Episode 4 planted too many death flags to count. And in Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, his namesake Joe dies in a Heroic Sacrifice.
Alternatively, or as an addition to the above WMG, Joe's friend Alan will die
- The original Alan in Science Ninja Team Gatchaman met a rather unlucky end, and his darker counterpart in the OVA didn't fare too well either.
Rui will make a Heel-Face Turn after a Rousing Speech from Hajime.
- In order to create parallels between the Break the Cutie speech in Episode 6. Besides, Sixth Ranger is a super common trope and the series is a Reconstruction of Sentai.
- Subsequently; JJ will appear before him and put his note back into his body, before extracting his true one; Katze's extraction was flawed and Rui's not a true Gatchaman.
Rui is (unofficially) G-100
- Katze's method of turning him into a Gatchaman seems to have been a bit different, but maybe whatever assigns the numbers decided he was 100 anyways.
G-100 will be plot relevant
- Utsutsu is G-99, Hajime is G-101. We may also get some exposition on G-97 and G-98, as well as the Gatchaman between Jou (89) and Sugane (96).
Berg Katze's riddle.
- Episode 8 hints it could be love. Hajime says it's what kids want, and O.D. compares Berg to a child.
O.D. and Berg Katze are related.
- They may be siblings. Both are tall, extremely effeminate and flamboyant aliens (or half-alien, in O.D.'s case). O.D. also talks about Berg as if he knew him very well.
- Or they have a similar relationship to Sugane and Jou. At the least, they seem to be from the same planet.
- They also both have power beyond that of a normal Gatcha, and if we assume O.D. stands for something, they have the same two-name naming structure. They also both have red eyes, although O.D.'s eyes are less obviously red, possibly because he is half human. At the very least it isnt unreasonable to guess that O.D.'s non-human half is a similar or the same species as Katze.
- Interestingly, according to the artbook on the series, O.D.'s design was originally meant to go to Berg Katze. Their relationship may be a bit of a remnant of that idea, with O.D. being connected to him in some way.