Kyon is just a druggieAnd the entire weird/zany aspect of the series is a result of his hallucinations - Haruhi is a just a super Genki Girl, Nagato is just a introveted book-reader, Itsuki is just an Ambiguously Gay guy, etc.
Kyon has psychic powers, but is unaware and cannot control them.This is why everyone can hear what he thinks, whether he wants them to or not.
Kyon is either a casnova or The Charmer.He tries to potray himself as a decent guy who doesn't like that he has a harem of girls that like him.
Kyon is of hispanic origin.Expanding on the kyon is a foreigner theory, to me he looks like someone who either came from Latin America or Souhthern Spain due to this hair and skin color. Also since his sisters is white, which indicates that they are probaly mixed race, and hispanic people tend to be mixed race. Also a Spanish name would sound more unusual to a Japanese person than an American name.
Kyon is half-Native American.Another possibility thrown into the mix. Traditional Native American surnames can often be complex and descriptive and usually sound pretty damn awesome.
Kyon and his sister are not related by blood.Either one or both of them are adopted. They really don't look anything alike and he doesn't seem to have any stories or memories about her from when she was a very small baby. He's also mentioned having a crush on his cousin without any trace of him feeling awkward about it. This could be because he's not actually related to her.
We won't meet any sliders, because John Smith hadn't.When John Smith told three years ago's Haruhi that he hadn't met any sliders (yet), this made her (subconsciously) think of them as less likely to exist than aliens, time travelers, and espers. This explains why she only created those three groups, which explains why Kyon never met any, making this another Stable Time Loop. Of course, book 9 suggests that this will be Jossed soon, but it's still possible.
John Smith in Japanese Hirigana means 'I'm a Cicada'I got bored and loaded up charmap from Start —> Run and selected the MS Mincho font. I went to the Hirigana characters and selected these: ぞ (Zo) ん (N) せ (Se) み (Mi) す (Su) ぞんせみす. Zonsemisu. Zon Semisu. John Smith. I'm pretty sure that's how they said it in the subbed TMOHS. (And yes, I know that usually it would be written in Katakana.) So I put these characters into Google Translate (Japanese to English), and guess what I got? Well, see for yourself on Google Translate if you want to. The result was these words: I'm a Cicada Could this be a serious reference to something? Perhaps something to do with the final episode of Endless Eight? Well, I still think it's pretty cool.
Kyon is a physical manifestation of Haruhi's desire to have an ordinary life.If Yuki, Mikuru and Itsuki are there because Haruhi wants to meet supernatural beings, Kyon is there because part of Haruhi wants to have an ordinary life. Kyon represents Haruhi's wish to fall for an ordinary guy and life a normal life.
Fujiwara is Kyon in the futureThe obvious alias tipped me off. His ultimate goal is to prevent himself from becoming such a jerk in the first place.
Assuming Itsuki didn't lie then Kyon does have a special ability. He is the archetype of normal.Essentially the opposite of Kyon = God theory. Kyon is so absolutely normal that he is immune to the larger reality warping. He is so normal that having a an "evil counterpart" in the Anti-SOS brigade would negate his normalness. So one one doesn't exist. His role is in being the embodiment of normal also means he is a reality anchor. He's the universe's own willing suspension of disbelief in flesh. This doesn't mean he is God. The power is still in Haruhi/Sasaki/whoever. Closed spaces are just built up tension of said god powers trying to forcibly pull on the anchor. If the tension grows enough Kyon could/would/has been forcibly yanked along. Hypothetical examples:
Kyon has skin cancer.That's a big-ass mole on that neck of his. Was it even there before the island trip? If so, was it that big? Changes in size and shape, or appearance of new moles, may indicate melanoma, a very dangerous form of skin cancer.
Kyon is narrating because he's relating the story over his blog.The narration, the exaggeration, the fuzzy-edged-love-o-vision for Mikuru, and the fanservicey camera angles.
Kyon is narrating because it's several years in to the future, Haruhi's power is discovered by the general population and Kyon is writing a book about how he came to know the girl with reality-warping powers.Well, it's not entirely impossible.
Kyon is or will be the "slider".This is the one Speculative Fiction trope Haruhi brings up in her opening speech that hasn't shown up yet. Several times in the novels, Kyon has wondered when one of these guys is going to show up to complete the list. It also explains why all this weird stuff suddenly starts happening to him when he gets to High School (he makes his first leap without realizing it and ends up in Dimension Haruhi), why he ends up in Haruhi's new universe when she starts creating it (survival instinct causes his powers to kick in), and finally why he remembers the Haruhiverse when Yuki creates her new universe in Disappearance. Yuki didn't actually change his history; he just Slid there. Again, a survival reflex action. Of course, Itsuki claims Kyon is perfectly normal, but can we really trust him? ....no.
Kyon is a slider from the world before 3 years ago.Basically, he's the only one from that world that Haruhi saved because he believed in such things. He doesn't know it though since the world is more or less the same (just with a lot mroe hidden stuff).
Kyon is a telepathThis isn't the same thing as an Esper, unless Itsuki was lying. We see several instances of Kyon narrating or apparently thinking something...and then someone responds to it as if he had said it out loud. This makes sense when Haruhi does it, (she reads his thought bubbles?) but Kyon's friends have done it at least once as well. This could dovetail into the "Kyon is really the god" theory.
The supernatural elements are Kyon's hallucinations.They only show up after Nagato takes him home and talks at him. Thus, she slipped him something in the team and the supernatural elements are a result of mental trauma brought on by a somewhat unusual fetish on Yuki's part. Mikuru's in on it as well; her tea is also spiked.
Kyon is a manifestation of Haruhi's desire to have a normal life.Kyon's sexy, fit, sensitive, helps those around him, doesn't leave friends behind ... and just happens to notice the lonely, unpopular, friendless geek sitting alone in the back of class ... and is just conveniently skeptical and blunt enough to bring Haruhi down from most of her crazy moments. While the rest of the SOS Brigade represent different forms of supernatural powers Haruhi wants to see in reality, Kyon is similarly a manifestation of (nearly) every little girl's dream to find someone to settle down with and have a storybook Happily Ever After.
Kyon's real given name is Kiyohiko"Kyon" is "Kiyo" compressed into "Kyo" and with an -n added. The "-hiko" part is a common ending for male names.
Kyon is going to get sick of this nonsense.No, not the fact that Time Travellers, Aliens, and Espers exist. He's fine with that. It's all the nonsense with secret societies and manipulation that hurts his friends. He's going to get mad. This will not be an unstoppable rage; but the righteous anger of one who knows exactly how the universe works.
Kyon's personality isn't really that different from Haruhi's; Sasaki influenced him so badly, that he became a Deadpan Snarker .In the prolouge, Kyon even states, that he once was a bit like Haruhi is portrayed. But he stopped "being childish", hmmm.... around the same time, he made "friends" with Sasaki?! To connect this with the "Haruhi and Kyon are both god" theory; I think, there are three godnesses: Haruhi, Kyon and Sasaki. Kyon is the one, who regulates between Sasaki and Haruhi, making one of the two always dominant. Sasaki was always aware of her powers and realized, that the influence of Kyon, back then still very Haruhi-like, could change the universe in a way she doesn't want it to be, and therefore "deactivated" him, by feeding him her mind piece by piece. All she had to do, was attending the same cram school as him. Her "plan", however, backfired, by surpressing his real wishes and personality under Sasaki's influence, she made his subcontious desires for the extraordinary even stronger, setting the "in charge for intergalactic reality-warping"-button in his mind on "Haruhi" by default. This is the reason, why everybody wants Kyon on their side. If he ever gets really and completly convinced, that Sasaki was the better choice, she would automatically be the one in charge again.
Kyon is related to Captain Picard.They're both experts at the Face Palm! It has to be genetic!
The Computer Society President is related to KyonEither he's an unknown cousin, or a long-lost sibling. This is why his name is never heard, despite being a relatively important character; he's party to whatever bizarre tradition keeps us from knowing the real name of anyone in Kyon's family.
Kyon and his sister aren't JapaneseThey're either immigrants or the children of immigrants. Their real names have not been revealed to prevent that becoming known. Also, in one of the books, Kyon thinks John Smith would be a sensible alias; if he was Japanese, you'd think he'd go by Takeshi Kuroyama or something.
Kyon is Korean.
Kyon and his sister are only half-JapaneseHe was born in the United States but his family moved back to Japan shortly before his sister was born. This explains some of his Gratuitous English and knowledge of western culture and could also explain his name (with an English first name, a middle name, and a Japanese surname. Or a Japanese first name and an English middle name and surname) which is reportedly regal sounding and hard to say. It also helps to frame his oft-mentioned hatred of his morning commute because when he was living in the states he took the bus to school. As to which of his parents is non-Japanese I offer no theories. It's possible he could simply resemble one over the other or half of his parentage is of a race that wouldn't give him any noticeable non-Asian or who is Asian but was born and raised in the States themselves for one or more generations. This is also the reason for his laid-back personality and his First Name Basis with Haruhi (using first names for classmates, especially ones who sit near you) is more common in American schools.
The world will become more supernatural/chaotic as Kyon continues to accept weirdnessKyon is supposed to keep Haruhi's powers and emotions in check, but he's been slowly adapting to all the weirdness around him. Even more, he enjoys his exciting and abnormal life. As he stops wanting a normal reality, he won't put so much into keeping Haruhi stable. This is also why more supernatural characters and organizations come out of the woodwork as the novels progress. If Kyon is the Reality Warper instead of (or alongside) Haruhi, this still works just as well.
Kyon is King Arthur rebornAssuming he's not Japanese, but his name is "regal sounding" and "hard to spell" (a detail from the novels, according to our own page on the series)... who's more regal than the Once and Future King himself? I don't know how you'd Japanize 'Arthur', though, so I can't say anything regarding how difficult it would be to spell. Kyon no Imouto, of course, is Morgana. She was reborn some years after he was. What possible evidence could I have for this? Rule of Cool, man, Rule of Cool.
Kyon from the future ensured Haruhi Suzumiya gets her powers.This is all based off speculation from the ninth novel: There's one time loop that never got started, and that time loop is the one where Kyon paints the symbols on the field. Therefore, originally, that did not happen until time travel was created, and that point in time was the earliest necessary time to travel back to. In a previous time line, Sasaki was the real "goddess" so to speak. At this point, Sasaki wished that nothing spectacular would ever happen again, or perhaps that no love would ever occur. She believes love is poisonous and the world falls into a dull, lifeless place, all except for Kyon, the only person who she did not wish to or could not change. Kyon has been shown to be special in some way, perhaps he wrested control away from her and gave it to a chaotic love interest in the future, in other words Haruhi. Haruhi became self aware and wished for time traveling, and Kyon formed the SOS brigade in the future. He then used Future Mikuru and his past self to create a Stable Time Loop where Kyon transfers Sasaki's powers to himself the moment she gains her powers. It's possible Haruhi from the future wished that she would have a normal high school life. Note that this could also give the other two of Sasaki's followers motivations. Kuyoh doesn't want mystical things to exist and Fujiwara hates time traveling.
Kyon is The Nostalgia Critic.Seriously. Just give Kyon glasses and a goatee, throw that signature hat on him, and there you go.
Kuyoh is evolving!A interesting theory, quoted from Animesuki: Kuyoh seems to be able to mimic and absorb the other interface's abilities. At first, she seemed to be like a lowgrade Yuki, barely able to assert any comprehensive sentance. But after the contact with Kimidori in the cafe, her linguistic skills took a sudden leap. The more time she spent near Asakura, the better and better she got, to where she even mimiced her smile. Why did she attack Kyon? Because Asakura was. Kimidori's presence probably nuetralized some of that hostility, but if the DITE doesn't do something quick, Kuyoh's going to have all the capabilities of all their interfaces. Upon further reflection, her starting point probably WAS due to the brief period in Snow Mountain, where the Canopy Domain got a glimpse of Yuki. (Hence the stoic face, the broken sentances, and the attraction to Kyon.
Kyon isn't nearly as infatuated with Mikuru as he claimsHis seeming obsession with her is just an odd way of denying (to the readers, or to himself) that he's in love with Haruhi. This troper finds that the constant praise Mikuru gets from him is a bit much. Of course, this only works if the above theory is true
Kyon's real name is Lawrence.This is an expansion on the above theory about Kyon not being Japanese. Haruhi at one point mentions that Kyon's real name is hard to say, and Lawrence would be hard for a Japanese person to pronounce. It also brings to mind TE Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame, a British soldier who wielded considerable power in the Middle East during his lifetime and which ties in somewhat with the statement that Kyon has a 'regal-sounding' name.
Kyon, who is a slider, comes actually from another universe. And was adopted.It's all a Laser-Guided Amnesia. In the universe, where Kyon came from, Sasaki was "god", but Kyon rebeled and wanted to get Haruhi from the other universe to fight Sasaki, however, Sasaki managed to erase his memory before he could escape. That's why Kyon's the only one Haruhi's power don't seem to have an as great effect on. Now, Sasaki trying to get him away from Haruhi, before the memory-drain wears of and he can call her in as Sasaki-destruction weapon.
Kyon is the only truly normal person in the entire world.Two possibilities under this possibility: Their powers are dormant, and need to be unlocked by Haruhi. Or, they all know about their powers, but not that everyone has powers; therefore, they gather in small groups that attempt to hide their powers from others. Kyon is normal he is the counterpart to Haruhi; while she is unique because she controls the powers of everyone in the world, he is unique because she has no control over him.
Kyon was also at the Game three years ago.Either directly behind Haruhi or at the same location on the 1st base line, most likely.
Kyon's real name is GenghisOr perhaps the name of one of the other Khans. As they ruled a large portion of Asia, it definitely qualifies as regal sounding, and the jump from Khan to Kyon is an easy one to make.
Kyon doesn't realise Haruhi's feelings for him because she doesn't want him toIt would explain why Kyon, whos shown how intuitive on feelings and motives previously just doesn't seem to get it.
The SOS Brigade and Haruhi are all Kyon's imaginary friends. The real events take place in:Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. Kyon is in fact Mac.
Fujiwara is future Kyon.Both Kyon and Fujiwara use obviously fake names when they time travel, and both have acted against Mikuru's organization.
Haruhi has no powers without Kyon.The power burst first appeared when Kyon went back in time to help Haruhi. She was dormant for three years until she and Kyon reunited. Even her world destroying monsters do not really destroy the world and only really threaten one person — Kyon — and only when they are together in a dream.
Kyon's real name is Hideki Motosuwa.Well, just look at who voices him.
Kyon drawing the message for Haruhi three/four years ago is why he is important.it may or may not have been necessary for someone in the world Haruhi created to draw it but it was not necessary for Kyon to draw it. if someone else had done it they would have the role Kyon currently has and Kyon would just be Sasaki's friend with no connection to Haruhi.
Kyon fell in love with Haruhi at first sight.Disclaimer: this guess is based solely on the Anime, not the light novels. In the first episode (chronologically speaking) when Kyon is first introduced, everything looks boring and gray, right up until he finishes introducing himself to the class. After that Haruhi stands up and gives her weird introduction, prompting Kyon to look at her, at which point the entire thing becomes much more colourful. Also, in the first episode in broadcast order (AKA Kyon order), everything starts off bright, because Haruhi is already a part of his life by that point. His changing the order around (in the original broadcast, he and Haruhi gave the next episode preview together: she would always start to say what episode came next in chronological order and he would correct her, saying what episode would be shown next week in broadcast order) is arguably the first evidence we have that we can't trust everything that he says: if you watch it in chronological order, it becomes easier to see that he's always been in love with Haruhi since they first met, something which he adamantly denies.
Kyon's name represents Haruhi's desire for mystery.Kyon's name represents the kind of mystery Haruhi wants in her life. Kyon's name remains unknown, because if it were known the mystery would no longer be a mystery. Haruhi remembers Kyon as John Smith or has forgotten what the person who helped her paint the symbols on the field was called, so she feels like she knows Kyon, which is why she asks him if they had met previously. Because the name Kyon gave Haruhi was an obvious fake, his name has been a mystery to Haruhi from the start. So because Haruhi remembers Kyon as somebody else, she refuses his real name and because of her powers, "Kyon" is used as a placeholder for his real name, by her and everyone else. Kyon is a strange nickname, because Haruhi decided, subconsciously, that he should have one and it is the kind of nickname that she would have chosen.