Hayate the Combat Butler
Kotetsu will end up paired with Ruka.Think about it. It seems FAR too convenient that Ruka (who has a similar background to Hayate, possibly) looks exactly like him as well. And since Kotetsu loves Hayate when he crossdresses in especial, and seems like rather a nice guy under all his lechyness, well...
Nagi's father is Kenjiro Hata.And he's not dead; he is pulling the strings from the background.
Hayate and Ruka are twin siblings.Well, they greatly resemble one another. So probably Hayate's parents gave (sold?) her to a childless couple, separating her from Hayate at birth. Her bad luck (which is shared by her brother) rubs on this couple soon enough, and they ran into a massive debt, just like Hayate. Ikusa knows this, but chose not to tell his brother, and since he's currently missing, there is no one to tell Hayate about it. And then they meet again, and now she's interested in him, and he possibly feel the same way, making it a Luke-Leia-esque relationship.
Yukiji is an alcoholic because of her parents.The things she had to do to pay back her parents' debt have left her with scars in her psyche that, coupled with her abandonment issues, have driven her to drink.
Hata is going to Pair the Spares and put Athena and Ikusa together, leaving Hayate and Hinagiku free to date.I'm rooting for Athena x Hayate, but I have a feeling that won't happen.
This isn't the first time Athena has been reduced to her childhood stateShe has been through the cycle several times before, possibly because of a curse.
Athena is Hinagiku and Hayate's daughter, sent back from the future.When she points to Hinagiku as Mommy and Hayate as Daddy, she's not kidding.
Hayate's brother didn't "go missing". He ran away to get away from his soul-sucking sociopathic parentsHe meant to come back for Hayate one day when he was able to, but by the time he made it back Hayate was already living with Nagi. He therefore decided to leave him alone while watching over him from a distance.
One or more of the characters is a Time Lord.
The show takes place in the present-day period of InuYashaIn the 300-500 years since Inuyasha's time, most of the humanoid demons and demon slayers have either killed each other or married each other, resulting in half-human hybrids who kept up the tradition of either killing each other off or marrying into the human bloodline. By the time the 21st century comes along, they've been so assimilated most don't even realize they have supernatural blood. Occasionally this flares up in individuals via spiritual and physical powers, but even less "pure" bloodlines without hardly any powers at all exist; resulting in things like Hellish Pupils in video store clerks.
Shortly after ditching Hayate, his parents got in over their head in debt...again.Hayate was the support pillar of that family, working inhumanly to maintain their wanton lifestyle. Without him to maintain any kind of stability; they quickly owed the wrong people too much money. This time, however, they don't have Hayate to "liquidate their assets" and have to pay the piper themselves. Since they have no actual skills themselves....
In about three years time within the setting, Hayate's life becomes even more complicated as the Unwanted Harem aspect of the whole thing becomes full-blown.Around that time, Nagi and Isumi will be 16 and Sakuya 17. This means Hayate will probably get hit by She Is All Grown Up full force. This will further complicate the already complicated Love Dodecahedron of the series and will see Hayate's full ascent (or maybe that should be descent) to harem comedy protagonist. Knowing how that usually works out, he'll become even more of a Butt Monkey and Chew Toy. Poor Hayate.
Magical Destroy actually makes perfect senseNagi's real flaw it that she's awful at condensing it, and she's always cut off before she can bring it all together. That and she lets Isumi "help".
Klaus was in love with Nagi's Mom.Obviously unrequited if true, but it would explain his instant attraction to girl!Hayate (Since several characters have noted Hayate's resemblance to Yukariko). Also could be another reason for his devotion to Nagi, as being a sort of father figure to her is the closest he could come to his lost dream of raising a family with Yukariko.
Hayate's brother was in love with Nagi's mother.And they had a child, making Hayate and Nagi uncle and niece. During the flashback in the End Of The World chapter, he was talking to an unknown woman...
Mikado Sanzenin stole the Pendant of Athena from her Coffin at the End of the World, and gave it to Hayate.Why, I'm not sure. But Athena comments that he stole something from her, and that something opens "the road." Remember that ominous pendant of doom he gave Hayate? The one he said "will lead him to the path?" It has to be important, he gave it to him in both the anime and manga.
The Castle is really the abandoned domain of Anthy and Akio from Revolutionary Girl Utena.After Anthy left, Akio couldn't handle not having a scapegoat and departed himself. It's called "The End of the World" and it's supported by The Pillars of Abraxas! Athena herself abandoned it, but Mikado Sanzenin opened it up by stealing "it" from the Coffin.
Mikado is behind the massive debts dropped onto Hayate, Hinagiku, AND Ruka.Yukiji said that their parents got 80 million yen in debt because of loans from a millionaire businessman as well as loan sharks. That millionaire could easily be Mikado. Since we don't know who the heck lent Mr. and Mrs. Ayasaki 150 million yen given what kind of people they are it could easily be Mikado also. Ruka's parents also borrowed 150 million from a mysterious source. If Nagi thought that Hayate's debt was basically allowance money then Mikado could have easily dropped that amount of money without a care.
Mikado Sanzenin (Nagi's Grandfather) is actually Wodan.Bad Ass ancient Germanic god. Aka Odin. Aka Santa Claus. Oh, he gives presents, all right, hope you can survive them. Right now he's messing with Athena through Hayate.
Nagi's memories of what happened after her mother's death are artificial.So she finds Tama in Africa; which is filled with unicorns and dragons, and the person who took her there was named "Jenny." But as Hayate notes, "Jenny" came out of nowhere; and according to Nagi, was 4 years old at the time. Nagi doesn't really think about it hard, so the memories don't have to "try hard" to fit in. But Hayate realizes instantly that it doesn't make sense.
Hayate's Parents Don't ExistSilhouettes with the kanji for "Mother" and "Father" on them. The worst possible characteristics of humanity, and they vanish like shadows when the plot kicks in. Much of the cast is created from some kind of Platonic Cave; and their origin stories are manufactured.
Hayate and Hinagiku are brother and sister.Both were dumped by their parents with a huge amount of debt - might not be much of a stretch to assume it was the same set of parents doing the dumping each time...
Hinagiku is actually Yukiji's daughter, not her sister.Raised by her first set of parents because Yukiji was only in her teens when Hina was born. Admitting this to her is Yukiji's dream that will never come true.
Everything in both seasons of the anime happened in the same universeAll apparent contradictions, such as saying Hayate became Nagi's butler a month ago are a result of the narrator using his geass on the entire cast.
The series occurred in the Detective Conan universe, only a few generations later.The only acceptable reason for the ubiquity of the likeness of Conan Edogawa in the Sanzen'ins is he started the family fortune. Given that:
Hayate and everyone are all re-incarnations of Ranma and companyJust replace all the Martial Arts and Crafts with Ojous
Hayate died when he was hit by the car at the beginning of the story—everything else has been his dying dream.
The story was somewhat inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.Hayate/Marche was confused while being chased by yakuza/bangaas and Nagi/Montblanc helped him get through the conversation. Hayate/Marche should then join the Sanzen'in houshold/Clan Nutsy. Nagi/Montblanc also loves to mention Hayate/Marche's name. Ritz would also fit as a Hinagiku because they are both good at swordfighting and have long, pink hair. Ritz's relationship to Marche also reflects Hinagiku's relationship with Marche at some degree.
Hayate is the reincarnation of Zeus.When A-tan gives Hayate "the body of a god", she indicates that she is merely unlocking his hidden potential, meaning he had always had the ability to possess "the body of a god". This would also explain the fact that so many girls are inexplicably attracted to him - it is not just because of his kindness, but also because of his latent animal magnetism. His name even acts as a hint towards this, as 'Hayate' means 'A strong gust of wind', which refers to the fact that the domain of Zeus was the sky. As for Hayate's kindness and feminine nature, it is likely derived from Metis, the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena. This makes sense as, in the myth, after Zeus devours Metis, he assimilates her wisdom. Also, this would make the romance between him and Athena major Squick/Fetish Fuel, as he would be her mother and her father. Of course, the latter is not evidence for this theory - it's just an amusing thought.
The terms of the inheritance say that it goes to whoever destroys the stone, so logically...Nagi destroying the stone means she lost the rights of inheritance, to herself. It's exactly the kind of Ballsy-ness that her grandfather would respect, and since he was trying to be "perfectly clear" in that letter, you'd think he'd exclude Nagi explicitly if she was. Also it could be part of the reason Hayate wasn't allowed to tell Nagi of Maria about the stuff going down with Athena, he didn't want her winning by mistake out of sentimentality (and that she figured it out on her own could be part of that "insight" he's so proud of anyways).
Hayate is actually a genius!Or at least very intelligent, anyway. He's just spent his life so caught up in work, he's never once had the time to study anything school related in peace! It would make sense of how he could manage to pass anything at all with the amount of times he skips, and the general lack of studying outside of cram sessions.
Shiranui is Hayate's older brother.Well, they have the same scar. And really, it's no weirder than anything else that's happened in the series.
Hayate becomes Batman.Hayate is skilled at everything except for interpersonal relationships, has an insane sense of duty, and has major parental abandonment issues. "Bruce"'s memories are just a fiction Hayate uses so he doesn't have to think about his real past, or whatever event in the future of the manga storyline forced him to change his name and take over the Sanzenin holdings in Gotham City.
Hayate's parents will eventually show up in an antagonistic roleIn fact, one or both of them might probably turn out to be the entire series' Big Bad. And when Hayate finally meets them (which will be the same time the reader gets to fully see them in person), he'll unleash all those years' worth of repressed anger in either a bloody beat-down or a destructive show of force that will make every single Bad Ass character quake in their boots at the very sight of it. And it will be Hayate's greatest shining moment EVER.
Nagi will become rich again.She will rent out all the rooms in her apartment to her rich classmates. She will use the money to turn the apartment into a hotel (apartment tower) with butler service. Nagi become a rich hotel tycoon in the end.
Hayate and Hinagiku are cousinsBased on the 'they're siblings' WMG above, but accounting for them not knowing each other. One of Hayate's deadbeat parents had an equally deadbeat sibling, who is one of Hinakiku and Yukiji's birth parents. Since Hina's parents vanished a decade ago, neither would have met each other in the context of family since then, and before then they were young enough not to remember. Yukiji probably just drank the memory away.
Athena is a vampireRed eyes, weak/limited powers in sunlight/doesn't like the sunlight, implied horribly out of time, the coffin (which was apparently destroyed and regathered when she was angry with herself) that she doesn't want Hayate to look in. Although she's not the only one who gets Buxom is Better, I'm pretty sure she's the only one who makes as specific a note about it, and vampires have become sex symbols.
Maria is Athena's missing sisterIn chapter 181, Athena shows Hayate a mirror that reflects images of people that only Athena knows; it reflects a younger image of Maria. Given Athena knowing Mikado, she may be Maria's mother instead. Maria being Yukariko 'reborn' like Alice is to Athena.
Athena's spell on Hayate during End Of The World made it so he doesn't have to sleep.
Mikado will ultimately give Nagi the inheritance.You heard me. He's still planning on giving it to her. He predicted all of these events, and is merely trying to get Nagi to work for her fortune, at which point he will give her the inheritance.
At the end of the series, Nagi or Athena will pull an I Want My Beloved to Be Happy and pay off all of Hayate's debts.Because even if Hayate chooses somebody else, they don't want him to be alone because he can't support a wife.
Ruka is an alien from Planet Kashira in Can't Take my Eyes Off You.It's the only explanation for the bizarre, only tangentally-related-to-what's-actually-happening skits. And her latest concert is located conveniently close to Area 51... Actually, given the other parallels between this show and Utena noted further up the page, and the apple motif CTMEOY has going, I wouldn't be surprised if Hata's an Ikuhara fan.
Hayate's parents will return at one point, and someone will have to physically restrain Athenafrom trying to kill them. Honestly, while all of the other people who know of Hayate's backstory will view them as monsters, Athena has possibly held a grudge against them for 10 years due to them tricking Hayate into giving them Athena's ring then selling it is a big reason they split in the first place. This troper expects someone to restrain Athena from trying to kill Hayate's parents while Hayate decides to interrogate his father of as to where he sold Athena's ring and go on a trip to try and get it back. Revolutionary Girl Utena, one of Kunihiko Ikuhara's works, and the fact that Utena is known for its largely Post Modernist themes and subject matter, it's likely that Ikuhara's works were what inspired Hata to make something similar.
Hayate's debt will be paid off the day before Christmas and that being a servant to the Sanzenin household must pay a person A LOT of cash.In Chapter 404, Ruka tells Hayate whether or not he will be Nagi's butler forever (or at least for the foreseeable future). Hayate answers that he won't and further adds that once his debt is paid off, Nagi will no longer need his protection and that she is able to happily live on her own without him and that he will quit being her butler. The scene transitions to an image of a calendar, which the pages fold and it points to December 24. During the scene he says that the day his debt will be paid off "... is not all that far off.", and because the scene points to December 24 and of what he said of the aforementioned during the scene, it means that December 24 is the day his debt will be paid off. Should this be true, the it also means that being a servant to the Sanzenin household must pay a LOT since his debt is 156,804,000 yen (around $1.5 million US Dollars) and that he's only been her butler for a year by the time his debt gets paid off (around 13068688.00 Yen (around $130,400 US Dollars) per month). Unfortunately, however, it's unknown where he will go after his debt is paid off, since he was abandoned by his parents, although he is trying to reunite for his long-lost brother, who is now an adult, however.
Nagi's dad(Shin Hayek) is somehow related to Hayate.
Nagi and Hayate are cousins on her father's side.We know that Nagi's father was a burglar who was caught by her mother breaking into one of the Sanzenin mansions. She proceeded to hire him as her butler and eventually marry him. We also know he looks like Hayate. A degenerate who becomes a hard working ladykiller when forced to? Sounds like he belongs to Hayate's family.
Hinagiku will get a K--blade.She already magically summons Masamune when needed. Why not go all the way?
Yukiji became a Hard-Drinking Party Girl because of the emotional trauma of her parents abandoning her with her sister, an 80 million Yen debt, and no provisions.Hinagiku did mention that they nearly froze to death when that incident left them homeless. Hinagiku was young enough to think that their parents must have had some good reason for abandoning them, but Yukiji harbors no such delusions. While Yukiji gives the appearance of being a party-girl, she really drinks to forget her pain.
Hayate stopped being Oblious To Love after how things ended with Ruka.Because she was dead serious about marrying him in spite of his incredulity. This clued him in that he's not unlovable, nor unworthy of love. He may not know how to handle it, but he's not about to let Hinagiku get away.