This is a list of Wild Mass Guesses which are still possibly true. Just for Fun and silly guesses go on the silly page. If a WMG is Jossed, please move it to the jossed page, if it is Confirmed, please move it to the confirmed page.Please add new entries to the bottom of the page.
Each Wolkenritter is based on a Public Domain Character
Sette gets the short end of the stick because of Nana Mizuki's pressureSette has been demoted to less than extra by SSX because she claimed Number 7, whereas all sevens in any series starring Nana Mizuki are her exclusive domain. So, ever since she was wtfpwned by Fate (with Nana's song playing in the background) in StrikerS, she won't be allowed to appear in the limelight ever again. That may be also the reason why she, alone among the younger Numbers, remained with Scaglietti.
Earth is only an Insignificant Little Blue Planet because there isn't native Lost Logia on the planet.As we see in Vivid, the general technology level is pretty much the same as the general population as Mid-Child. Magic is heavily regulated by the military, special clearance is required just to fly in a civilian zone; so it's not commonly used in public. Earthlings are capable of magic, they just never had to develop it. Why "Unadministrated?" Because the Time-Space Administration Bureau has it's hands full keeping societies that do know about Lost Logia away from the stuff. Introducing a population of 7 billion to The Multiverse means tourists, immigrants, and a possible small percentage (which would happen with any population) of the curious and/or malevolent getting into stuff they shouldn't. When there's finally a Mage in Manhattan situation which results in The Unmasqued World, then they'll initiate official First Contact. Until then, they'll just recruit anyone who privately Awakens and absorb them into their society.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie First is a propaganda vehicle by the TSAB.Well, we know from the Sound Stages that it's sponsored by the Bureau with Nanoha and Fate keeping their eye on it for 'factual accuracies'. This is also the reason why, instead of running gung-ho into earth like he did in the series, Yuuno informs the proper channels of TSAB first of his plan to retrieve the artifacts that were lost in earth in the supplementary manga. He would have set a bad precedent to anyone watching.
The Saint's Cradle prevented Nanoha and Vivio from disrupting the time-spaceWhile doing the Super Weight estimation for StrikerS, I couldn't help but place both Full Drive Nanoha and Sankt Kaiser Vivio into the Deus Weight class. And the last time a Deus Weight appeared in the series, she nearly destroyed Earth, yet nothing of the like was expected on Mid-Childa. So I conclude that the famous AMF generators of the Cradle somehow shielded the rest of the universe from what was going on inside the throne room, preventing a major time-space dislocation, the like of which the TSAB expected from the moment they agreed to the creation of Riot Force 6.
Yuuno is The Man Behind the Man of the Takamachi family.I haven't really got much to support this apart from my love of (Fate)Yuuha and the "fact" that The Man Behind the Man usually stays in the background, letting the Disc One Final Boss take centrestage. Also, on Earth, behind every successful man is a woman. On Mid-Childa, behind every successful woman is a man!
Lutecia's mother has veto'd Lutecia working for the Time Space Administration Bureau.Hence Lutecia still having her sentence on her Luxury Prison Planet. They're going easy on her because other than that she's cooperative; but the Mid-Child justice system is very heavy on recruitment. The current "Training Grounds" is a compromise.
The Hückebein aren't the true villains of ForceInstead, there is a fourth faction besides the Hückebein, TSAB, and Thoma's party, and they are the ones responsible for the destruction of Thoma's hometown and the church killing. This group would be the ones that the Hückebein are going after, and that's why the Hückebein were present after both events. They came and killed the true perpetrators in a way that doesn't leave behind evidence, similar to how typical Magical Girl type heroes kill the Monster of the Week
The TSAB exists to prevent a technological singularity.Past great empires such as Ancient Belka were apparently destroyed when they advanced their technology too fast and created tons of Weapons of Mass Destruction (the Lost Logia). Unlike the TSAB, they had no regulations, hence the free-for-all development of mass-based weaponry and transhumanism. You can see how that went out. According to Sound Stage X Guide Book, TSAB was founded in the first place to clean up the mess made by the Belkan Empire, which consisted primarily of Lost Logia just lying around to be exploited by conspirators such as Jail Scaglietti and the High Council (kinda like how US and Russia fought for capturing German scientists after World War II). It was later that additional tasks like disaster relief and crime fighting were added to their agenda. except that the only two precursor civilizations mentioned so far were Al-Hazard and Belka, and only the latter left physical legacy that can be properly attributed. It could be that Belka and so on reached a technological singularity, in which their technologies (based on their respected paradigms of being energy based or mass based) began to advance unchecked at a rate unimaginable to humans all on their own, eventually destroying them. The TSAB wants everyone to be stuck at a technological level equivalent to mid 21st century Earth, and the most commonly used technology basically involves using existing machinery and programming them. Enhancement is only allowed in energy-based magic (as opposed to Belkan mass-based one) because it is apparently much more environment-friendly (as indirectly evidenced by the lush landscapes of Mid and the hypothesis that Belka became uninhabitable due to pollution, see Guide Book) and also less deadly in combat. It's the reason why they are not bothered by Earth, which uses mass based technology but hasn't advanced it so far yet that it could risk a technological singularity, is not actively trying to advance their technology to confront the TSAB, and the United Nations informally bans use of their mass-based nuclear weaponry under threat of Mutually Tssured Destruction. The best policy towards Earth, quite literally, is to leave it alone and let it be ignorant of the greater universe (a policy that only works because the intergalactic government is apparently a hegemony). Generally, TSAB shouldn't be seen as a galactic government or anything of the sorts, but rather as a Jedi order, enforcing a specific set of rules where they can and not meddling with people's life in general. sucks so bad...
The various Alternate Continuities (The main continuity, Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever continuity, the Movie continuity, the Movie manga continuity, the A's portable game continuity) that the franchise is spouting will be revealed to be actual events in other dimensions, leading to all of them meeting each other sometime in the futureWell, why not? Think of the possiblities! Everyone realizing that The Movie events actually happened (with the implication that all stories that exist create their own dimensions)! Standard Nanoha meeting Emoha! Main continuity Hayate's reunion with an alive (if depowered) Reinforce Eins! Finally figuring out which aspects of the Triangle Heart-verse was retained in the Nanoha-verse! Four Nanohas Starlight Breakering something to oblivion!
The Mid-Childans have magical means to both speed up and slow down the bodily aging processesThat would explain the obvious discrepancies between the Artificial Mages and Combat Cyborgs real and visible ages AND the sheer amount of absurdly youthful-looking mothers running around. Think Zest, for example: he was killed by Cinque in 0067 and then Scaglietti presumably cloned him, creating a baby!Zest (at least, that's how cloning works in Real Life and any moderately hard science fiction). Baby!Zest was then somehow artificially aged to his pre-death age before being implanted with memories from Real!Zest dissected brain, giving us the 35+ looking Zest in StrikerS (0075). Oh, and considering his best buddy Regius was 54 in StrikerS, it is likely that Zest was only aged to a portion of his pre-death age, which makes sense since young body can take more damage. As for the second part, it is blatantly obvious that all women on Mid-Childa use some magical means to maintain their beauty even when the age sets in (think Lindy and Leti). Wolkenritter are hardly a telling example but Signum is officially 35 in Force and still looks like twenty-something. But the most glaring example is probably Momoko Takamachi, Nanoha's mom, who is 47 in Vivid but still has the looks she had in the original series. It wouldn't surprise me at all to discover that Nanoha has been casting some de-aging magic on her family ever since she learned how.
Reinforce was, to some degree, jealous of Shamal's relationship with HayateCompare her vision of what the future would be like if she could have lived with Fate's Lotus-Eater Machine dream. In Fate's Lotus Eater Dream, Linith and Precia praise Fate and hold her up as a model for Alicia to follow. Similarly, in Reinforce's vision of what life would have been like, the Wolkenritter compliment her cooking while criticizing Shamal's housekeeping skills (not only do they think she's a bad cook, but they also criticize her for breaking a vase while cleaning and forgetting her points card). It's possible that just as Alicia had Precia's approval that Fate had sought for so long, Reinforce wanted to be close to Hayate like Shamal was. While Vita gets the Les Yay moments with Hayate, Shamal seems to be around Hayate most often, especially in the 10-day period between Episodes 8 and 9 of A's, when the Wolkenritter are out hunting Linker Cores and only Shamal seems to be able to be regularly in contact with Hayate. By contrast, Reinforce only speaks with Hayate twice apart from conversations with her in her sleep that she forgets upon waking up (Hayate knowing the Wolkenritter's titles could be a result of being subconsciously influenced, as she repeats Reinforce's plea to God or the Devil near the end without having heard it), and one of them is during her Heroic Sacrifice. Runessa and most likely Hückebein) are portrayed as having sympathetic motives, the viewers are initially led to assume they are doing things for entirely bad reasons and the TSAB is always right to hunt them down and capture them. In this series, the TSAB agent closest to Thoma, Signum, is shown to be entirely ignorant of why he is fleeing with Lily and willing to capture him regardless of what his intentions are, while Thoma wants to contact Subaru, who knows him and his predicament, to find out what to do next. While this would indicate that the TSAB is portrayed less sympathetically than before, Thoma clearly seems to place saving Lily above all else, and given he is seemingly slowly losing control of himself. His approach could be the "well-meaning but flawed" one like the Wolkenritter's plan to fill the Book of Darkness, while Nanoha and the TSAB's approach is once again best, but given the way the story is centered around him, it seems to show how the conflict appears to someone in his situation.
Force will contain a Call Back to the Book of Darkness/Night Sky and Rein Eins.In StrikerS Erio is a product of Project F, the same one that birthed Fate, and Jail makes use of this in a Breaking Speech. If the pattern is to be followed, something else that was important to the second season but not brought up in the third will be referenced. Maybe Hückebein will unseal the Book, bringing back both Rein and the defence programme? I wonder if we can have The Battle of Aces plot elements with Force-level Materials -L, -S and -D? I eagerly await Force!Material-S's responding to the Strike Cannon with here's my Sunday best! ... Or it could just be something about the Wolkenritter in Old Belka.
Olivie and (Klaus) Ingvalt were Star-Crossed Lovers back in the day.They seemed to have rather deep feelings for one another, and got along very well despite tension between their countries and the situation with Olivie there as a pseudo-hostage. Also, Olivie was the one who triggered Ingvalt's Failure Knight deal.
The Demoted to Extra characters will be coming back in a big way sometime.I'm not entirely sure what inspired this thought, except maybe the idea of Deus Exit Machina/Holding Back the Phlebotinum, that these characters have been kept out of the (main) picture for so long because they're being saved for an epic Big Damn Heroes moment.
There are other pre-Belkan magical tomes with powers roughly on par with Reinforce.Reinforce once said that she's "the happiest magical tome in the world". It could be just an Overly Narrow Superlative, but it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that there are other Al-Hazard and Belkan relics lying across the dimensions.
The Lost Technology contested by the Bureau and Hückebein are of Al-Hazard origin, or at least inspired by them.Unlike the Knights of Belka, which uses cartridge-enhanced weapons, the elite combat mages of Al-Hazard uses the Reactor-Divider system instead.
Linith was not simply a Morality Chain for Precia, she WAS her morality/maternal instinctAs we know from MGLN SS02, familiars share their "heart" (and magic knowledge) with their masters. So basically, when Precia was creating Linith, she somehow sublimated all her maternal feelings towards Fate into Linith on purpose, so she wouldn't start loving "a fake" like she loved Alicia. Instead, Linith received from her all the love towards Fate and served as buffer between Precia's edgy nature and Fate until her death. However, when Linith disappeared, Precia's love for Fate died with her, which is why she never felt anything remotely motherly for Fate.
There will be a good character named Peter Beagle or nicknamed Pops/Raven in Force.As You Know, the (apparent?) antagonists of Force are "of Hückebein". If the writers want to keep up the Ace Combat jokes, well, Unsung War and Belkan War revealed that Peter "Pops" Beagle from 5 used to be "Hückebein the Raven" from 0. Maybe he will turn out to have left them because he disagreed with their methods. If they want to throw in Guilty Gear Shout Outs too, maybe he could be the original founder of Hückebein, but now seeks to bring it down for going astray, and also turn out to be an extremely powerful Retired Badass Grandpa who can teach Hayate a thing or two about control and speed.
Only cyborgs can efficiently use two (non-Unison) Devices simultaneouslyBecause they are partly machines, their brains are much easier to synchronize with two Devices at once, which is almost impossible for pure organics.
Yuuno and Hayate paired because it was AwesomeThey barely talked each other, but the shipper are sizable, not to mention other ship didn't agressively attack them, even if these includes one of them (some people attack once or twice, but far from open Ship-to-Ship Combat). There are reason(or Reasons) for this.
Cyborgs can kick Hückebein assThe kanji for their Dividers are "Mage Killer". What better way to fight them than with non-magical Super Strength and Inherent Skills? There have already been hints that Subaru will show up - her Vibration Shatter could very well make mincemeat out of them.
Someone will tell Nanoha about the fourth level when the rest of her family has been captured/otherwise dealt with.Unstoppable Rage leading to a Heroic Sacrifice and Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
The Blaster system is a Lost Logia.Seriously, is anything else that basically destroys the person using it displayed by the characters? The closest anything else comes is the Book of Darkness.
Caledfwlch Techniques reverse-engineered the Mana Conversion Affinity...to create the Strike Cannon. Think about it: Strike Cannon is used to directly convert mana into physical effect such as blast impacts. MCA is used to spontaneously convert mana into other forms of energy (eletricity and heat are canon). Caledfwlch has probably managed to replicate that technologically. It may be farfetched, but the same argument means that all MCA-users (Fate, Signum, and Erio) may have an ace up their sleeve against Hückebein even without AEC equipment.
The True Tome of Night Sky was already destroyed before the rise of Belka.The one encountered in the series is merely a copy created by Old Belkan scientists, inspired by its concept, using incomplete ancient schematics. It failed its intended function not because of sabotage but of imperfect design and manufacture. The white haired lady form is taken from the scientist who were absorbed at its testing phase.
Precia was a Dark Magical Girl in her youthHowever, she lived in the time where Magical Girls were still supposed to give up their powers and marry dull guys after they come of age. The marriage didn't work out, obviously, but did a great job estranging Precia from the MG who originally befriended her. This explains her mad magic powers, her violent tendencies (DMG without an emotional buffer in form of a MG = a sociopath in the making, just look at Material-L), and falls well within the Generation Xerox motif in the series.
There will be another Spin-Off manga centering on the deeds of the Saint ChurchUp until now we have been mainly show how things are done by the TSAB. At some point, Tsuzuki is gonna finally formulate the creed of the Saint Church and dedicate a short manga (or OVA) exclusively to the Church and its Knights (with the former Numbers as the protagonists). Vivid.
Signum will be corrupted by the EclipseBecause it would follow what happened to Lamia in OG Gaiden. This may result in her Barrier Jacket changing in appearance to resemble the Vysaga.
The three imprisoned Combat Cyborgs are going to be very angry when they get out. With Jail.Uno is relatively simple to explain; being a clone of Jail, and the engineer of the Engineer's Revenge, by the time she gets out (and especially if Jail manages to self-rescue and leaves her behind), she's going to want some engineer's revenge of her own. She will also have the reasons mentioned below. Tre and Sette will essentially be on the exact opposite tack of the Combat Cyborgs who got off lightly and remember Jail with fondness as a good father. Both of them were there when Quattro tried to kill Fate by collapsing Jail's Elaborate Underground Base. Both them will be acutely aware that A: there was no threat to the overall plan, as Fate couldn't have gotten to the Cradle in time to change the final outcome (or she would have tried to do just that), B: Jail had a backup plan in the event of his death, but they didn't, and C: Jail did not intervene to try and save their and Uno's lives, instead doing the gleeful-cackling routine at Fate. At the final extreme, Jail Scaligetti treated them as utterly expendible. Their opinion of Jail as a father is thus unlikely to be very positive.
A conspiracy of old Belkan nobility is aiming to overthrow TSAB and the Saint ChurchYour tinfoil hats on, please, one Grand Unifying Guess incoming. Done? Good. Now... Reaching back to the time of Ancient Belka, there has been a single cabal of powerful individuals secretly directing the course of multiverse history. If you don't believe it, here are some questions for you:
Nanoha and Hayate enjoy keeping Fate out of the loop for personal amusementHer not knowing about Vivio's Older Alter Ego is not the only time this has happened; near the end of the ''Striker(s)]] manga, Hayate leads Fate to the final battle between the forwards and the captains without telling her what it is. This could be the result of Fate being possibly the most serious and socially awkward of the three Aces, compared to the more cheerful Nanoha and the sometimes mischievious Hayate, making her reactions all the more amusing. Rather than it being a case of being so Married to the Job that she doesn't hear about Vivio's ability to transform at will, Erio, Caro and Vivio most likely assumed Nanoha told her already and didn't say anything.
Agito will be reminded of her promise to kill SignumIf Signum's injuries left her unable to join battle again, then maybe she had a little breakdown(or even an Heroic BSOD) an reminds Agito of their promise claiming that now she's unable to live up to Zest's ideals.
Isis is a Combat CyborgShe has purple hair. And yellow eyes. Who else does this sound like?
Laevatein has the secret fourth form, its true Full DriveI don't think it has even been established what Laevatein's Full Drive form is (except in the Battle of Aces, where Sturm Falke is used as the Full Drive Special Move), and both Schlangenform and Bogenform seem extremely powerful at different ranges. Now, if we look at Graf Eisen, it has four forms, of which Zerstörungform is easily the most powerful one that combines features of all others. Now, if we apply the same logic to Laevatein, then it should have a fourth form, too: a Giant Flaming Chainsaw Sword that extends and shoots multiple Sturm Falkens from its hilt. And the reason she has never used this form yet? There hasn't been an opponent challenging enough. But now Cypha is in for a naaasty surprise... PS: Oh, and her AEC Equipment would be simply an upgrade module for Laevatein that converts mana directly into other forms of energy. She doesn't need much more than that.
Carim's prophecy hasn't been fulfilled yet"In the land where ancient crystals and infinite greed gather and intertwine, the wings shall revive from the holy land, beneath the dead king. The dead shall dance, and the tower of law in the central lands shall burn to the ground. But, before this, the ship of law that guards the many seas shall be torn apart." This is the YesY translation of Carim's prophecy in StrikerS episode 13. Now the Prophecy Twist at the end of the series wound up showing us that "the ship of law" was the Cradle, not the Bureau as we were lead to believe... but what about the rest of it?
Lutecia's Emotionless Girl status was Quattro's fault......because unless Quattro has super brainwashing powers in addition to her IS, she couldn't have executed Lutecia's Villain Override unless Lulu had been tampered with somehow, possibly by turning her into a relic weapon (which would explain quite nicely how a ten-year old who isn't Hayate gets to be an S-rank mage). If Quattro had a chance to tamper with Lutecia for any reason, it would be perfectly in-character for her to play God with Lutecia's personality like she did with Sette, either to make her more pliable as a tool or just because she could. This would also explain why Lutecia experienced such a dramatic personality shift between StrikerS and Vivid; without Quattro's tampering and with the TSAB probably getting her medical attention at some point in her captivity, whatever artificial changes Quattro imposed on her came undone, and her thought processes and personality naturally shifted back to their original state.
Lutecia is an Artificial MageJust a hunch. Out of the three top mages on Zest's team, one was resurrected as an Artifical Mage, one was cloned into a Combat Cyborg (Nove), and the last one conveniently had a daughter (who looks just like her, has similar powers, and has inherited her Device) who was an over-S summoner at the age of 10 and unquestioningly agreed to serve the guy who held her mother in suspended animation? I think not. Of course, seeing how Megane wasn't technically dead, Scaglietti couldn't transfer her memories to Lulu (that would have probably backfired, too), but he did crank her power level up to eleven when he cloned her. When Megane finally awakened (her coma was obviously prolonged artificially), she decided to never tell Lutecia the truth and quietly accepted the story Scaglietti told to her, and the TSAB victim protection covered up the rest.
Megane was a DMG in her youth, and Quint was the MG who befriended herGeneration Xerox, remember? Though, actually, this is inspired by Megane's flashback in the recent Vivid chapter. Basically, Megane was a DMG, Quint befriended her, they became
Agito is secretly into BDSMThat's why she wears a collar and handcuffs all the time and serves a Mistress with a whip.
Vita is the strongest member of the Wolkenritter in terms of physical strengthHinted at first by swinging Graf Eisen around with that ease. But it can be excused by the fact that Eisen is a magical weapon. Bu then came FORCE and Vita is assigned to carry the War Hammer◊ that is a "mass conventional weapon" that only use magic as an energy source, thus proving that Vita is really capable to handle something that big and heavy all by herself, it's also already hinted that she's the most durable member of the Wolkies.
You can destroy a Hückebein with magic. You just need a lot.You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. I was playing Team Fortress 2 the other day, using the Engineer, and a lines from his "Meet the Team" video came to me: "And if that don't work? Use more gun." That reminded me of this Neon Genesis Evangelion fic, And If That Dont Work, where the "more gun" is From Russia with Nukes. That also made me think of Warhammer 40,000, where the Anti-Magic of Blanks can be No Selled by sufficiently strong daemons or psykers. Where am I going with this? Diabolic Emission. Ragnarok. Blaster Mode Exceed Max Starlight Breaker. Arc-en-Ciel. Multiple Arc-en-Ciels. Of course, unless the Hückies somehow cause the crossing of the Godzilla Threshold, we might not see the Fantastic Nuclear Option in play.
Yuuno doesn't hang out with the main cast because he's just not much use on a battlefield anymoreEveryone likes to call Yuuno an invincible Barrier Warrior because of how he handled Vita in A's, but there's a few details about that encounter that people seem to be missing or deliberately overlooking; Nanoha's shields were broken by a cartridge-powered hit from Graf Eisen's rocket form, but Yuuno only tanked an ordinary hit from GE's hammer form, and this was after Vita had either run out of cartridges or started conserving them. That's still nothing to sneeze at mind you, but it takes away the only instance of Yuuno's shields doing anything particularly impressive and brings his status as a Stone Wall into question. It's very much worth noting that his official mage rank as of StrikerS is only "A", which means he was probably even weaker than that before the timeskip. Of course there's more than one way to be a powerful mage in this series, and Yuuno happens to have taken that way; what he lacks in magical power he makes up for with a mastery of the mathematical skills necessary for high-level spellcasting. We see this with his multi-tasking during the above-mentioned A's battle, shielding himself against getting hammered while trying to decode Vita's barrier and prep a teleport spell for everyone. The problem is that while Yuuno is Weak, but Skilled, the skills he has don't lend themselves well to magical combat; most of his spells have potential offensive uses, but as noted one of the other WMGs, they're too lethal for Yuuno to use them like that. At this point the only thing he's really good for is as a field medic or a magical AWACS unit, and Shamal is a more powerful (and less squishy) mage who can fill both of those roles just fine.
Zest was a member of the Church Knights oncePresumably before his career at TSAB. This is where he learned the Ancient Belkan magic system long before the Wolkenritter made it popular again.
Zest's spear was an Ancestral WeaponIt was an Ancient Belkan Armed Device equipped with a cartridge system. The only other such Devices (Laevatein and Graf Eisen) both come from the Ancient Belkan era. Ergo, it is likely that Zest's spear was passed down to him by some old Belkan knight ancestor.
The Wolkenritter are actually getting weaker over the yearsThink about it, in A's they start as nearly invulnerable war machines capable of withstand unholy amounts of punishment, on Striker(s) we receive a clear statement that their resurrection powers and Healing Factor are starting to weaken, that and their powerlevel is pretty much the same after the 10 year gap between A's and StrikerS (except for all the Unison thing that didn't make much difference anyway), fortunately they still are able to cope with the current situation, and Vita shows that she's still capable of fight even after being stabbed across the chest. Then came FORCE and we see the(supposedly) strongest of them being CurbStompped and fall uncounscicious after a simple impalement. They don't look so mighty now huh?
Veyron doesen't have a reactor.At least currently, like someone on the previous WMG points, even when Cypha claims that once "reacted" they're essentially so tough that bladed weapons are useless against them, Veyron still uses his divider's blade to parry Thoma's own divider attacks and, on top of that, after being blasted by Erio's Strike Cannon(Ch. 9.5) he bleed notoriously, he don't posses a divider of his own(his current one is borrowed from an unknow character) and it don't adopt any new form since his battle with Thoma nor returns to a "standby form" after Thoma's Divide Zero(like Cypha's reacted one for example), that effectively makes him the underdog fighter among the Hückebein.
Regius Gaiz wanted the Combat Cyborgs to fight the Hückebein.The answer to defeating the Hückebein is to seperate yourself from magic use for both defense and offense and focus on purely physical effects. The latter is easy; mass weapons. It is clearly within the Bureau's technological wherewithal to create a sufficently powerful missile or railgun to turn a Hückebein's head to vapor. The former is the Combat Cyborgs. An Artifical Mage is a simple trick of genetic engineering, while a Combat Cyborg requires genetics knowledge and a whole lot of computer, electronics, and materials science too, plus more raw materials. If Regius Gaiz simply wanted to increase the number of high-ranked mages available to Ground Forces, Artificial Mage technology and a legion of Erios and Fates was a much cheaper way of going about it. But Regius supported Jail's Combat Cyborg research instead. He thought he would need troops that could stand up to punishment like a mage, in an environment where a mage's Barrier Jacket would not protect them.
Sending the Wolkenritter against the Hückebein was the worst possible thing that could have been done.They're made of condensed magic, just like Reinforce was. These are people who wield weapons capable of canceling magic with ease. Hayate, you lunatic, why didn't you think about what you were doing?!
Erio is secretly the best card of Section Six in FORCE.By Vivid he's able to outclass Fate on both speed and skill(by catching up with her Sonic Form all by himself and nearly taking her down without breaking a sweat). Only God knows how much awesome the guy has become two years after, probably him receiving a Strike Cannon is an excuse to not let himself cut loose on the Hückebein at Mach 5.
Cypha is the second-weakest Hückebein, after Veyron.Think back to her fight with Signum. She wasn't fast enough to lay a hand on her, and in fact was taken completely by surprise at her speed on two separate occasions. The one hit that decided the duel was obtained through surprise. In the brief boarding battle, she showed no signs of being a particularly difficult opponent for Fate, indicating her bark is a bit worse than her bite.
Signum will never get the chance to use her AEC upgrade......because she doesn't need it. What will happen instead is that Signum will show up to face Cypha in their last fight with damaged equipment, maybe even without Levantine. When Cypha goes in for the kill, Signum will demonstrate just how vast the gulf in skill between them is by channeling Lamia's other expy complete with an appropriate Phantasm Phoenix-like Overdrive that powers up her fire magic until the heat alone can overwhelm Cypha's Hückebein haxx, thus demonstrating once and for all why Signum is called The Blazing General. This will also be how the SIGNUM PUNCH becomes an official attack.
Mid-Childa is communistNot Stalinist or Maoist, but idealistically communist. Think about it:
Fate's Original outfit SpeculationSome Fridge Brilliance about it, actually. At first her outfit appears unrealistically fetishized and an obvious sign of pandering to the demographic. Then we meet the mother she is always striving to please and make happy. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all...
There's going to be a bronze or platinum cross Belkan book.The Night Sky's cross was gold. The Silver Cross is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Therefore, to keep the pattern of precious metal-coloured crosses going, I think you can see what will have to come.
Nanoha will develop reverse Adult Mode magicAnd use it to compete in the same tournament as Vivio as her A's self.
The SCP Foundation, its derivatives, and or Expy's of it, exist in Nanoha's Universe
Agito's original intended user was Signum in ancient BelkaOr at least the person that the Signum Program installed in the Tome of the Night Sky/Book of Darkness was based on. Think about it, Agito's title is Sword Spirit of Blazing Flame, and she mentions in Striker(s) Sound Stage 03 that her original "lord" was probably a sword fighter. Now, Signum is a sword fighter, and the first special move we see her do in the series is power up her sword with fire. Also, they go well together, Zest mentions that after the first time they fight. And Signums origins are certainly old enough, and Agito is apparently so old that everyone she doesn't remember have been dead for hundreds of years (at least that's the impression she gives.
Caledfwlch Techniques or someone within the company is the true villain of ForceThink back to the first few chapters, back when Thoma first met Lily and the whole mess with the Hückebein got started. Remember the scientist guys, the guards armed with assault rifles, and most importantly the head scientist's line "Such a thing is what we were about to create" (referring to Thoma's reaction with Lily)? Call me crazy, but I think those guys were deliberately trying to create an Eclipse Driver. Now why on Earth would anyone want to create an absurdly powerful living weapon that's immune to magic and needs to kill to live? Well for starters, if the Eclipse virus is able to spread beyond the handful of individuals currently infected with it, the bureau could be facing an epidemic of super-powered mass murderers that their magic is useless against. In such a situation, there would be a sudden and immense demand for mass weapons capable of hurting an Eclipse Driver. And isn't it a curious coincidence that Caledfwlch Techniques just so happens to have a line of magic-driven weapons armed and ready for testing just in time for the bureau's hunt for the Book of the Silver Cross?
Fate has her own soul, but Alicia's Heart...Can't think of how to elaborate, but it's a nice theory.
Curren of Hückebein is Isis' big sisterI mean, have you seen how alike they look? Just compare Isis' introductory shot◊ and Curren's.
Fortis is The StarscreamCome on, look at him and tell me he's not a sketchy motherfucker. The fact that Curren seems to leave often would be useful for him if this was the case, too.
Veyron is to Curren as Lily is to ThomaThey didn't say anything about these Human Reactors all needing to be girls, did they?
The Hücks are a Big Screwed-Up FamilySee above.
The Al-Hazredians were temporally-displaced TerransHumans from an Earth-based multi-stellar civilization in the future (2500s, 2600s, etc.) were sucked up by a dimensional distortion and spat out in the Hazred System in the distant past. They colonized the world, started a new civilization there with their advanced tech and/or magic and/or Magitek, and their civilization eventually gave rise to the Belkans, who in turn gave rise to the Midchildans. That may also explain why Fate's last name sounds kinda Italian - maybe Precia Testarossa's distant ancestors were Italian or some other Terran nationality, and they were among those who got tossed through time to Al-Hazred, and the lineage continued down through the centuries/millennia to Precia, Alicia, & Fate.
The Hückebein are not intended to be the Wolkenritter's Evil counterparts, but their replacement insteadAccording to a theory recently commented. Given the not so subtle similarities between the two groups and the results of the direct confrontation between it's members(specially Hayate and Signum's battles) It's more or less stablished that the Hückebein is an improved version of the Wolkenritter on their debut(crueler and stronger). The amount of attention and screentime Tsuzuki is giving them, and the fact that they stablished their superiority by utterly trouncing mostly Yagami family members(effectively putting Signum on a bus for example), makes the sentsation that the plot ir riding of them on purpouse to cement their dethroning as a Badass Family at the hands of the Hückebein.
Subaru will Befriend Stella.Stella is named for a make of Subaru car, after all.
Stella has an Older Alter Ego that will be one of the strongest fighters in the Hückebein.Blonde loli who controls/powers a ship... Nope, doesn't ring a bell at all.
Unison devices were once mages.Unison devices are the pinnacle of artificial intelligence and so much human-like because they are created from a critically injured (or not) human mage, using their linker core as a base. In this manner they function similarly to Dreadnoughts. It was a great honor to be considered worthy of being turned into a unison device to be able to continue serving one's lord.
Reinforce Eins is going to be Centered Character again in the PSP game Gears of DestinyIn the Battle of Aces there were talks about Reinforce doesn't have much time left before she disappear. The Materials reappearing in the game most likely indicate that she and the Defense program are still around. It is most likely that the time of Reinforce's disappearance is going to happen soon during the Gears of Destiny story.
Precia was every bit as abusive towards Alicia as she was towards Fate, albeit with moments of apparently genuine kindness.During her rant about how she despises Fate for being so completely different from Alicia, she also — quite strangely — goes off on a tangent about how Alicia could occasionally be disobedient. This could be read as simply another way that Fate (who is loyal beyond reason) is different from Alicia, or it could be an indication that no matter what Alicia or Fate were like, Precia wouldn't have been satisfied with anything less than her idea of perfection. Objections that Fate's inherited memories from Alicia show her being kind can be overruled by suggesting that Alicia received occasional kindness because Precia's emotional state wasn't quite as deterioriated yet. Objections based on Fate's vision of a kind Precia in the Book of Darkness and the illusory Alicia's statements about her mother's character ignore the fact that those visions are based on Fate's own beliefs ... and she has a desperate need to believe that Precia really was a good person underneath it all.
The Forwards never entered an Inter-MiddleBecause they would pretty much slaughter every non-Forward participant there if they did. Teana, the magically-weakest member of the four, "killed" three combat cyborgs who were using lethal force against her, while crippled. The kids who participate in these tournaments do it just for fun and challenge. Sure, they may win on technical points but if it really comes to taking the opponent down, very few things can top Nanoha and Vita's Training from Hell and actual combat experience.
Curren is Veyron's reactorThink about it a little. She never use a proper divider in battle, she seems to be very proficient with the Book she have and before her onscreen debut Veyron was the one who gives more hints about her existence. Coupled with the fact that Veyron use a borrowed Divider and he said he's ok with that there must be reasons for why things are like that.
Strosek the First will be used by (IS?!) The Man Behind the Man.It makes too much sense for Lily to have to eventually fight her Super Prototype, who may be a Psycho Prototype too.
Signum is actually scared of CyphaThink about it, she was very shocked when Laevateinn got destroyed, enough to let Cypha cross-slashing her, then she allowed herself getting impaled even when she's supposedly a determinated Blood Knight. But the real kicker came with her reaction upon recovering counciousness: She completely ignored what just happened and act without a bit of motivation in pursuing a rematch with an opponent strong enough to almost kill her. She instead becomes all smiles, a notorious change for someone who is cannonly described as someone who really enjoy battles. Considering how easily Cypha trounced her and how Signum described herself as being nothing more than an old fashioned knight, it's not strange for her to feel afraid of the Hückebein top swordswoman.
Egret SS are secretly the shady sort of Private Military Contractors. Secretly enough that Isis doesn't know.Does anyone honestly expect otherwise?
Yuuno is involved in black ops. Being head of the Infinity Library is merely a front, something like official cover.This is the real reason why he's being shunted out of the limelight. After all, no black operative should be in the news. What does he really do now anyway?
Al Hazard will be featured sometime in the futureThe mysterious country (or planet) said to contain secret and forbidden magical arts and technologies mentioned early in the series will, at some point, be a setting of a Nanoha story arc. If you think about it, Precia's claims about it existing may have certain truths to it, as she was a researcher before her Start of Darkness and after losing her only child, devoted much of her time and effort to finding the forbidden city, even theorizing that she will be able to get there with a bare minimum of 14 jewel seeds. I think it's also mentioned somewhere that Jail's combat cyborg technology was derived from Al Hazardian concepts.
Raising Heart is the Super Prototype for modern Mid-Childian weaponryNanoha's device, who's history is still left unknown could very well be Mid-Childa's version of a powerful prototype weapon. To elaborate...
Miura is a guyAs of the latest chapter we learn that Miura also has a teenage mode... and still is flat as a board.
Cypha wears an eye-patch for reasons different than a damaged/missing eyeSeeing at how high she thinks of her abilites and how much she enjoys having a good battle, she probably considered using the eye-patch to give herself a handicap and thus having more challenging fights(plus, it makes her look more menacing). Another theory is that the eye-patch have special features that enhace her sight or aid her in battle. There's even the possibility that the patch actually conceals a hidden weapon meant to be used on an emergency and Cypha is yet to face a truly dangerous opponent.
Unison Devices are fragments of a Mage's linker core's elemental affinityThough this series show Elemental Magic less often than others, there are mages capable of using one or two forms of elemental based spells (Fate & Erio's magic are lightning based, Signum uses a flaming sword etc...). Then there are Unison Devices, small magical beings capable of fusing with a mage and enhance their magic with a certain element. They can also use magic by themselves and is also shown to be capable of handling their own Device. N Ow since one of them is explicitly stated to be born from the linker core of a mage (Rein), this theory makes a lot of sense.
Signum never properly learned how to dodgeOnly that could explain why she stays still in front of Cypha waiting to be cross-slashed. Signum had plenty of time to avoid cut-range while Cypha was giving her a small smug speech about desperation. Another evidence is how Signum always prefer to tank or parry instead of dodging. Possibly a bad habit acquired after centuries of being a Nigh Invulnerable super strong knight.
The Dimensional Sea is the WarpThis would explain a number of things, including: why there is a range limit on interdimensional travel, why it takes time measured in hours or days, and why it looks like it does.
Al-Hazred is El-Hazard: The Magnificent WorldThe people of El Hazard seem to have a form of Sufficiently Advanced Technology, including two weapons of mass destruction (a Death Star expy and an artificial-mage-slash-android wielding what's basically an ion cannon in staff form). The drill-tipped buildings in the TOS imagery are reminiscent of the Arabian Nights-style architecture.
Curren's abilities are similar to UBWShe uses a katana(or a shorter version, possibly a wakizashi) to shank Hayate in the back and dispatch Vita and Erio before commenting that the blade was not as tough as the opponent's weapons after it breaks. later, we see her wielding a different kind of sword (a rapier) without any mention of why she prefers wielding different swords. Since she is one of the few members of Hückebein who's abilities have not been revealed, it can be guessed that her primary offensive ability is to create replicas of swords. It could also be theorized that she can replicate her allies' unreacted dividers if she so pleases.
Yuuno is actually a Memetic Badass who's only pretending to be weakJust look at what he can do with barriers and stuff in A's. Huge, multiple multi-layered barriers and sealing spells without a device. The theory is that he actually has a device, and given his skill, he'd be a total Game Breaker with it. However, he's an Actual Pacifist, hence why he keeps out of the action so often.
Lily is Unbreakable DarkUD's real name is "Yuri Eberwein"; "yuri" means "lily" in Japanese. Also, Lily's Barrier Jacket is suspiciously similar to Reinforce Eins'.
The form of the magic circle is a consequence of the form of the basic shield magic, not vice versaThe Belkan "circle" is a triangle, while the Mid-Childan circle is, indeed, a circle. The basic Belkan shield spell is the triangular Panzerschild, while the Mid-Childan counterpart is the Round Shield. The Belkan energy shield probably evolved from purely a physical kite shield, designed to protect the user's torso and foreleg in melee, which was the specialty of Ancient Belkan magic system. The Mid-Childan energy shield possibly evolved from the spherical barriers that protect against ranged attacks from any direction, and is therefore circular.
Eltria is Filgaia."Eltria" is the name in their version of Latin; "Fil gaia" is the closest "Earth" translation; it roughly means "Love of the Planet." (Most planets tend to call themselves "The World", "Land", or "Home" in their own language.) Being in the Nanoha-verse meant that the planet was eventually discovered by the TSAB and Administrated because of the ARMs. Ironically this lead to the most critical depopulation event than any of the previous Wild ARMs games because most of the natives are now able to leave the planet.
The Florian sisters changed their memories prior to going back in time.Just like how the present day cast changed their memories of Vivio and Thoma. Either the Nanoha cast (or at least a historical record of them because they logged the "Gears of Destiny Incident") told the sisters that the Materials and U-D would be coming back with them; and the records indicated the Sisters didn't indicate any knowledge of this. To prevent Time Paradox, the Sisters changed their memories to match the records, one sister coming back to take the Examia, and one coming back to stop her. (Neither of them were good enough at acting to pretend.)
Nanoha Innocent is an attempt by the Examia to use the original Book of Darkness's defense program to nullify everyone via Lotus-Eater Machine.There's a level even deeper than Yuri/U-D; the original Outer Circle. There's still a few glitches in the Matrix. Despite this being "normal" Earth (except for Virtual Reality), Alicia is still Fate's OLDER sister. Hayate is the "owner" of the Yagami Bookstore; with Reinforce, Sigum and Shamal being "employees" yet they have the surname "Yagami." However; the Examia learned from the Book of Darkness's mistake and this time included everyone emotionally connected to each other. (The reason Fate broke the previous The Last Temptation is because she didn't want to abandon anyone, especially Nanoha; now they're all there.)
Nanoha Innocent is an actual world created by the Jewel Seeds and the Book of Darkness/Purple Sky/Eternal Circle/Examia to accommodate Alicia.
Most of the Wolfenritter in Innocent are a branch family of the Yagamis.Hayate's part of a very old family, and when her and Vita's parents died; an old tradition was invoked and the branch family moved in. Hence both obeying her and sharing her last name.
The true name of Nanoha's device is Razing/Raizing Heart.Yuuno and Nanoha are too innocent to think of this and gave the goodhearted "Raising". Also 8ing/Raizing is known for having made Shoot 'Em Up games.
Stella's original family Irvine is going to be important somewhere down the line.Fortis scolding her for giving it away seems to be a Chekhov's Gun.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 3rd Reflection will feature the film debut of the Materials.Firstly, the Materials have been showing up everywhere after The Gears of Destiny, from commercials for the 2nd Movie, to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, to the Material Girls Yon Koma gag-comic in Comic Ace, so the people behind the franchise have definitely been trying to raise awareness of their existence. Secondly, the Gears of Destiny Sound Stage had the Materials meeting the movie-verse Nanoha and Fate, with the question being raised on whether the movie-verse characters will meet the Materials or not, which could work as foreshadowing. Finally, the title of the 3rd movie is titled Reflection, which would fit perfectly for a movie where the three Aces meet their (not-so) Evil Twins, especially if it turns out to be a pseudo-adaptation of the Nanoha As Portable games (with a few tweaks to fit the movie timeline) rather than a completely new story, what with all of the Dark Pieces floating around.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 3rd Reflection will feature the events between A's and StrikerSThere is a lot of information to make a movie. First, the prologue of the movie could happen two years before the 2nd A's epilogue. What happened at this time beside the Precia Testarossa Incident and the Book of Darkness Incident. The Number Due stole Olivie's DNA, the basis to create Vivio. It could also start with Quint saving Ginga and Subaru, which happened a year before Due succeeded her mission. The rest of the movie could introduce the StrikerS characters, especially the four main characters and the Numbers. At the time of the 2nd A's epilogue, Zest's team was killed by Scaglietti's team. A year after that, Nanoha lost against the Type IV Gadget Drones. There is a lot of material for the other characters' past. Tiida's death and his influece on Teana which happened a year after Nanoha's incident, in the same year, Vice shot his sister's eye, and Vivio's birth, Erio discovering the truth of his origin and Fate was taking care of him. Then the scenario at the time of the original A's epilogue: the beginning of the Relic Incident, the cause of the Airport Fire Incident could be exploit, since it looks like Scaglietti has something to do with, regarding Quattro's reaction about Nanoha's Divine Buster Extension. Subaru and Ginga being saved by Nanoha and Fate, Hayate's decision to found the Riot Force 6, and Caro being banned by her tribe and being taken care by Fate. The next years: Subaru and Teana meeting in the Ground Force Acedemy, Zest and Lutecia saving Agito. The movie could also cover a bit from the beginning of StrikerS like Subaru and Teana's B-rank exam, and the foundation of the Riot Force 6.
Thoma's friendly behavior towards the Hückebein and forgetting revenge is the fault of the Eclipse virus tampering with his morality.He is well aware the Hückebein have killed hundreds of people and believes one of them may have been involved in the destruction of the Vaizen Mines, but doesn't seem to bother in later chapters. This might be hinting that the virus has begun affecting his mind and already made him somewhat amoral in spite of Shamal providing treatment. In future chapters, it will get worse to where he will be put off duty due to it.
Adding to a previous theory, Curren is a Reactor Plug and no longer is able to react with Veyron.She has mostly used ordinary swords instead of a Divider, uses a book like Lily, and seems to be paired up with Veyron in flashbacks. To add to this, Veyron has a divider and doesn't have a means to react, yet Curren has a high opinion of him. Personally, I think Curren and Veyron are actually a Book/Gunblade duo that could react, but the only reasons we haven't seen it is because they lost that ability to preform it out incompatibility. In addition to this theory...
Curren's has a personal motive for wanting Thoma in the family. Specifically, she wants to react with him.She wants Thoma, but seems to ignore any significance Lily has. While it mostly seems to be because of Lily being seen as "damaged" by the family, it can also been seen that Curren wants Thoma personally so she can react with him and make use of the "Zero Gene" she has been seeking. This will lead to her special ability "Force React".
Arnage is trying to come off as Cool Big Sis to the younger members and will also be the first (or only) Hückebein who will have their backstory revealed.If you pay attention to the chapters where the two groups were battling, her dialogue sounded very sincere compared to the other Hückebein, who came off as having ulterior motives. In reality, it's because she feels she has to come off as a cool older sibling to the younger Hückebein members, such as the possibility of Thoma joining. In Chapter 26, Sonica notes she has an "embarrassing secret" that she utilizes as blackmail. This "secret" will be the first bit of her backstory, in which the first people she killed was her own younger brother, who was dying to the virus. Long story short: Arnage is a Stepford Smiler and sees a person she loved in Thoma and hangs out with Stella mostly due to seeing her as a little sister she never had.
Thoma is hopelessly trying to become a Morality Pet to the Hückebein.The reason he is acting friendly towards them and trying to disapprove of their behavior is because he is trying to grow in as a Morality Pet. Chapter 23, he actually managed to influence Cypha from killing Quinn, in which her excuse is that she was in a good mood that day. Unfortunately, he has no idea it's a mostly doomed endeavor given the situation.
The Hückebein and other Eclipse infectees are Technically Living Zombies
Thoma is an Unreliable Narrator whose memories were faked and implanted.
Curren is first younger villain to commit crimes in Nanoha series, since she has Superpowered Alter Ego.
All Eclipse infectees die temporarily before waking up infectedThe Eclipse virus actually kills everyone that is infected with it. The only difference is that those who are walking around show they reacted well with the virus, but Came Back Wrong. As a result, all of the attacks on the towns involve the assailants sticking around long enough just to check if any possible revivals occur.
The Eclipse was a flawed attempt at creating quick and easy Super Soldiers
Those with Linker Cores when getting infected by the Eclipse permanently lose their ability to use magic, as well as being in horrible pain
More of the EC virus' faults will show up, showing it is a Fate Worse than DeathFrom what it is seen, most of the infectees see the required killing bit (the only real fault) as a minor nuisance at the worst. As a result to make it seem more of a suck-ish ability, the virus' other faults will begin to surface such as a ridiculously short lifespan, eventual loss of powers, and other symptoms that throw those who find out over the Despair Event Horizon
Thoma will encounter an infectee who hunts other infectees and receive a What the Hell, Hero? moment or "The Reason You Suck" SpeechThe hunter will call out Thoma on his behavior towards the Hückebein and inability to be a reliable ally all while trying to kill him. And it will send Thoma into a Heroic BSOD.
Thoma is subtly suffering a Death of Personality as the story moves on.
The events of Force are being narrated as if they already happenedThe chapters are named "Records" after all.
The reason Thoma is borderline useless on the battlefield is because he is held back bureaucraticallyUnlike the other devices, Thoma's Divider has the double annoyance of being extremely dangerous the environment and that it cannot be set to stun easily, restricting the guy to resort to mostly melee. He has to get permission by his superiors to use his more destructive Beam Spam based attacks, which falls under the same conditions as Hayate's magic. For example, he never used his energy-based attacks at all during the Grendel incident, and he was in the middle of a city where it is easy to cause damage.
Switching vision modes and creating mini energy blasts will be a Chekhov's Skill for ThomaCypha briefly showed Thoma firing miniature sword beams from her fingertips as well as stressing the importance of being used to switching energy modes at a moment's notice during their encounter with the Grendel. Thoma's next battle will involve invoking them to put up a better fight without losing horribly like with Kurt.
Thoma is a clone or related to Hades VandeinThey have rather similar looks, the former lives on the same world Vandein's company resides on, and they are notable figures in the Eclipse case. Also supporting is that Thoma has no memory of having a family at all when he recalled his life at the mines and has several other holes about those origins.
Thoma is a Sociopathic Hero who pretending to be nice and innocentAs seen in Chapter 24, Thoma says to Signum and Cypha "take care yourself". Sounds foolish, considering what kind of people the Hückebein are. However, one could imagine that behind his Nice Guy personality, he has bigger sociopath than Hückebein (if not all of Eclipse infected), who wants to see both of them fighting just for lulz, fun, and profit.
At some point, the backstory and some Freudian Excuse of Hückebein will exploited in the next few chapters
The origin of Stern's fire powersPossible theories:
Curren is Hades Vandein's daughter
Nanoha will get a rival or an own enemy in FORCEShe is the only one of the three Aces who doesn't have something like a rival. Hayate has Curren, Fate has apparently Deville, Isis has Arnage, Signum has Cypha, Thoma has Veyron, Lily will have Rosalia. Nanoha just obliterated the Grendel family, but they don't really count as a proper enemy. So her rival/enemy will be:
Erio is either a lolicon or he just likes Caro's body like it is
Seiyuus for the ViVid cast will be...
Force Erio will get another SeiyuuHe is a year older and One Head Taller than Thoma who is voiced by Yuuki Kaji. Erio is the manliest guy after Zafira among the good guys. It would be weird if he's still voiced by a woman. And Marina Inoue wouldn't disappear from the franchise, thanks to Cinque and Wendi.
Stern is secretely in love with YuunoStern shows somekind of affection to Yuuno in G.o.A. Her hair looks similar to him, she's very intelligent, she's more feminine than Nanoha, and it wouldn't be surprising if she got all of Nanoha's heterosexual preferences.
The Grendel Family will pull a Heel-Face TurnThey attempted to escape their prison, but failed. Guess who is the one who shot them down? That's right. The White Devil herself.
Garyu is overpowered for the Inter-Middle ChampionshipLutecia "carries" him within her Asclepius, which makes him very easy to summon and doesn't need to be controlled, thanks to his relative high intelligence. He is as powerful as a TSAB officer, and is a Lightning Bruiser. Very strong, very fast, and tough as hell. Even though, Lutecia curb-stomps every opponent by herself, Garyu would make her one of the most overpowered participants alongside Sieglinde. The only way to "defeat" Garyu is simply defeating him or defeating his mistress, that would disqualify her from the match and Garyu would lose his purpose. He can fight even if she lose her consciousness, but as long as there are the DSAA rules, he cannot win her battle if she's KO or has 0 LP.
Arf wasn't really going to eat NanohaIn the original canon, Arf threatened to swallow Nanoha whole if she got in their way too much while she and Fate were looking for the Jewel Seeds. That aside, we never see Arf really carry out her threat, and there have been dozens of times in other battles taking place in later seasons where Arf had ample opportunity to eat her enemies, yet she never did. No, the threat was a simple bluff to try and scare Nanoha into going away.
Thoma will appear in VividIt's mentioned in The Gears of Destiny that Vivio knows him in the ViVid timeline, and she already appeared in Force. So why not showing Thoma there?