This is a list of silly, or Just for Fun wild mass guesses for the series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. More serious entries should go in one of the open pages.Please add new entries to the bottom of the page.
Precia and Alicia got thrown out of a Stargate somewhere.Ether that, or one was their ticket out of Al-Hazard.
Lily is a GrimoireBesides Divider, Tohma, and anyone infected by "Eclipse", the Aces are also looking for the Tome of the Silver Cross, and Lily seems to be connected to said tome in some way. Assume for the moment that Lily is the tome: that would make her a magical book of immense power and age, capable of taking a human form and granting an enormous power boost to the person she contracts with. The manifestation of said power alters the appearance of the mage/magius. If she isn't actually a Grimoire, she's at least a Subaru-level Expy.
Ixpellia and the Mariage are derived from Zonder MetalThis is actually an idea this troper had for a fanfic, but it fits well enough that it might belong here as well. So - following the events of GGG FINAL, Kaido and Mamoru return to Earth and grow up as normally as kids like them can. In the time it takes them to become teenagers or otherwise hit "protagonist material age", the technological advances brought about by G-Stone technology become commonplace, and mankind leapfrogs forward into the space age. At the same time, research on dimensional physics leads to the first instance of interdimensional travel. Unfortunately, the first people Earth meets upon jumping out of their own dimension are members of the Belkan Empire, and war ensues because the Belkans insist on trying to conquer Earth. The war that follows devastates Earth, but Kaido and Mamoru successfully drive off the invasion fleet at the cost of their lives. With Earth in bad shape and their last G-Stones and J-Jewels destroyed, the remaining defenders of Earth scramble to devise a new defense system- and stumble over Professor Leo's notes on Zonder Metal. After a lot of careful experimentation and a very deliberate attempt to subvert A.I. Is a Crapshoot, a form of self-replicating mechanical life is created that shares traits with the Zonders but is also fundamentally different. The differences between Ixpellia and the Mariage and the original Zonders lie mainly in the failsafes built into Ix and the Mariage. First, the Mariage give off a modified Z0 Particle that is useless for Zonderizing anything that isn't dead biological matter, but on the flip side they can convert corpses into more Mariage just by being near one. This also allows for the integration of a set mechanization template that makes the Mariage all have identical abilities. Second, the Z Master program was installed into a human instead of a crystal to ensure that the program wouldn't go rogue and try to kill-and-mechanize the human race for the same reasons the original did. To ensure the human couldn't go nuts and do this, the "hibernation cycle" was installed to ensure the program had a built-in exploitable weakness. Lastly, as a final layer of security, the program was installed in Mamoru and Hana's daughter, Ixpellia; Ix's own powers of purification cancel out the powers she would get from being a Zonderian and vice versa, thus ensuring that she is helpless without her troops to protect her. She's still an immortal machine-based life form though, which leads to the events in SSX...
Nanoha's extended universe takes place in the same multiverse as Endless Frontier.Setting aside the "Meta-level connection" theory farther down the page, the Endless Frontier is simply the multiverse as it exists outside the TSAB's sphere of influence. The Cross Gates were created by the Belkan Empire to allow easy travel between their outlying territories, and they had thousands of years of dominance to conquer and colonize hundreds or even thousands of worlds, creating a massive but loosely-connected web of colonized worlds. The Bureau, by comparison, has only been around about 150 years and is still consolidating its' power around what used to be the Empire's core worlds. In the meantime, Belka has been all but forgotten on the Frontier, so magic isn't as common as it is in the Bureau's territory and mass-based weapons are the order of the day.
Wodan Ymir is a Shout-Out to FateSee the similarites above.
Takamachi Nanoha is Furude Rika in one of the many worlds she has stepped into. (There are enough Yukarin MADs to prove it.)In this one video, Nanoha travels dimensions via TSAB technology to save herself in another world.
Her rage even carries over.
The Nanoha universe is the meta-level connection of every fictional story ever made.The TSAB controls dimensional travel across the entire multiverse; they are able to visit any universe they wish; and they pulled their home planet, Midchilda, into a dimensional rift. It is possible to see other planets in its sky because the planet exists in multiple places at once.
Nanoha is an Alternate Universe Badass clone of Sakura Kinomoto. Kero is the same for Yuuno the Ferret.
Mach Caliber's crystal form is derived from processing a Loud G-StoneIts blue-green light gives it away as an artificially synthesised G-Stone, as used by the Sol Masters.
Precia becomes Maleficent from Kingdom HeartsSee the Kingdom Hearts entry for details.
The TSAB is the future of Cephiro from Magic Knight Rayearth.Hence the car names for everything. After the Autozam natives were allowed to settle, they blended their technology with magic. Centuries later, the discoveries this led to resulted in a dimensional crisis across the worlds. The survivors fled to the past and set up the Time/Space Administration to keep it from happening ...er... "again".
Everything takes place in a computer simulationMagic is not allowed by physics. However, the world of Nanoha is a simulation run in an unimaginably advanced computer; magic is a set of flashy "cheat codes" built into the system. That's how all the transformation sequences are possible - the computer simply changes some values in its memory and simulated equipment pops in or out of existence.
Al Hazred is in fact El-Hazard: The Magnificent World.The difference in name is due to language drift. Precia ended up in its far distant past; and repeating her Modus Operandi, found military contacts interested in her proficiency at creating magical artificial humans; resulting in the Demon God project. The reason it took Ifurita so long to travel the void between Earth and El Hazard was that she had to find a way to "decode" the dimensional barrier.
MGLN is a sequel to Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannAfter realizing the threat of the Spiral Nemesis, humanity vowed to stop using technology and switch to magic. Simon sacrificed himself to power the first Velkan devices. This would explain the whole voice thing, as well as why Vita's and Graf Eisen's Limit Break is basically a Giga Drill Breaker on a stick (and why Eisen's size in general seems proportional to Vita's willpower). Al Hazred refused to stop using Spiral Power, and as a result it was destroyed when Spiral Nemesis occured.
The TSAB is really the future of the Imperium of ManThe Saint's Cradle was the only Imperial warship to survive the Warhammerdammerung, noting its surprising similiarity to several classes of IN ship. The crew, making use of a variety of devices from the Dark Age of Technology (the first intelligent devices), defeated everyone else, cleaned out the Warp, and founded the TSAB.
Jarvis from the Iron Man film was reverse-engineered from or at least based in some way on Bardiche.This goes on nothing more than the fact than Jonathan Meza (Dub!Bardiche) sounds like a Poor Man's Substitute for Paul Bettany (Jarvis). Although it would certainly explain why Jarvis is so much smarter than an AI you would expect of the Twenty Minutes into the Future setting. Alternatively, it could be the other way around.
Hayate = HyattThey're both ill otherworldly girls just trying to get by...
The Book of Darkness is a Claire Bible manuscriptAt some point during its travels it must have absorbed the linker core of someone who had learned a spell from the Claire Bible.
The Belkan Saint King - whom Vivio is a clone of - is Ace Combat Zero's Pixy.A World With No Boundaries was successful in launching the V2, leading to the rise of a magical - and unified - civilization in it's wake. The new Nanoha manga centered on Vivio will have a clone/reincarnation of Cipher make an appearance.
Quint was Really 700 Years OldSubaru is Guy's daughter. Since she's a clone a Quint, we can conclude that Quint is also Guy's daughter. But, Guy is also the father of Kamina who was alive during (or before) the ancient Belkan Empire, as evidenced by the fact Graf Eisen has Simon's soul.
Lutecia is Daiki (i.e. Kamen Rider Diend)'s daughter.Garyu is pretty much a flesh and blood Kamen Rider, and Diend specializes in summoning Kamen Riders.
Sachie Ishida is related to Ryuken Ishida of BleachGiven her age, she could be Ryuken's younger sister, or Uryu's older cousin. Sachie and Ryuken both doctors, and it's entirely possible that Ryuken managed to convince Sachie not to become a Quincy, since she wasn't burdened by being the Last Quincy. Hi-Tech Alien Mages crashland and give her the opportunity to join.
Olivie was Saber or an incarnation of herSeriously, look at her. Adorably cute, strongest martial fighter of her era, tries to shoulder the weight of the authority of the King but fails tragically. Also, notice the heavy armored gloves that only emphasize her femininity and the conservative yet incredibly hot blue combat dress with armor bits on it.
The Nanoha Belka is descended from the Ace Combat Belka.By the 2040s, Mega Corps may have taken over the world, but for a true nationalist, Patriotic Fervor never dies. Biding their time, (ex-)Belkan men infiltrated the various corpocracies of the world and eventually retook the world. Decades and centuries down the line, what is known as the Nanoha Belka became reality. And Man Grew Proud, and forgot his/her true origins. The rest is history. You can see a foreshadowing of Nanoha-style techno-magic in the way their weaponised laser technology is so far advanced compared to Real Life. I mean, a Wave Motion Gun-scale laser superweapon and a fighter-mountable laser in their 1995, whereas in Real Life 2010 weaponised lasers are both much bulkier and less effective?
The Gray Men were the ones who corrupted the Book of Darkness.Look at where they have gotten their claws into! Nuking their own cities, making Osea and Yuktobania fight, they sure fit an Ancient/Government Conspiracy mould... Wait, what do you mean wrong Belka?! This isn't the Ace Combat page?!
Reinforce I doesn't die at the end of A's, but transports to a magical version of WWII to become...Selvaria Bles of Valkyria Chronicles. First off, they look suspiciously similar with white hair, skin tight black uniforms, with a size or two too large breasts. Secondly, they both play similar roles in their plots. Both are extremely powerful beings, both have a connection to a long lost super race (Belka/Valkyria) and both end up dying for a messed up sense of love with their master (Hayate/Maximillion)
Selvaria's soul transmigrates to the Book of Darkness and becomes ReinforceThink about it. Selvaria gave her life to help Maximillian fulfill his dream, her soul Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence and eventually makes its way to the Nanohaverse, becoming Reinforce within the Book of Darkness and has a new start. Perhaps remembering that she wasn't strong enough to see her former master's dreams through in her past life, Selvaria, now as Reinforce, decides to gradually become more proactive in fulfilling Hayate's wishes and utilizing the magical resources of the Book that she has at her disposal. However, this would once again bring tragedy in her life as she took it to the extremes and got taken over by the dark energies of the Book of Darkness. Knowing that perhaps it was for the best, Selvaria gives her life once again, but this time she gave her master Hayate reassurance. Even if she's no longer around, Selvaria believes that Hayate will be alright.
When Vivio and Einhart grow up, they'll master the Loli Form TransformationJust to cater to the Lolicon Yuri Fan base.
Superman is an A-ranked Belkan mage. Krypton is Al Hazard.Consider the standard Nanoha mage powers; Barrier Jacket granting increased protection, flight, and some form of energy attack. Enhanced strength is also fairly common to Belkan mages judging from the feats of the Forwards and the Wolkenritter. Superman does all these things, but since he's never been properly trained or had a Device, he doesn't manifest the usual magic circle Instant Runes, and his energy power is the eyebeams because he's selftaught and for whatever reason that's how he thinks it should manifest. Instead of the usual flashy external shows of energy, he internalizes it, and his body adapted to deal with the increased stress making him Nigh Invulnerable. I'm sure someone will notice some of the Gadgets have Brainiac's tri-circle symbol going on, too...
The Time/Space Administration were created from the ashes of the Void Engineers.After the Apocalypse of Earth Dimension Variant Old World of Darkness (part 1), there were still technomages left who where so deep in the Umbra that they simply weren't present for the End of the World. They had to Go Native on Mid-Child; and blended their society with the local mages.
"Death-glasses/specs" Takamichi is a relative of Nanoha.A single letter difference in the surname can occur due to drift, mistakes or simply a legal change of name. Maybe he had a falling-out with Shiro's line of the family and they disowned him, causing Nanoha to never have heard of him.
Takamichi's parents were fans of Triangle Heart SSF/ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, which is Mutually Fictional with Mahou Sensei Negima!.They (mis)named him after the (cover) surname of that certain Badass Family.
Nanoha is a distant relative of AlucardThere MUST be a reason why this smile and this voice fit her so well.
Nanoha Takamachi can be Michael Jackson.To misquote the Sniper: "Because she's bad/she's bad/You know it/Yuuno". Alternately, she can be Wiz Khalifa, because... Yuuno what it is.
The people behind Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid and Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA had been planning to do the crossover ever since they started those seriesThink about it. With Prisma Ilya, we have a Lighter and Softer Fate/stay night series set in a Magical Girl story with lots of explosions that's aimed at a male demographic, making it more like Nanoha. Meanwhile, with ViVid, we have a Lighter and Softer Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series set in a story about legendary heroes of times past reappearing in one way or another in the present, making it more like Fate/stay night. Now that the crossover's been announced, this coincidence is far too big to ignore!
The TSAB was formed by Zeltrech.Whether or not Nanoha's Earth and Prisma Illya's Earth are the same means little to Zeltrech, since we know he's a Dimension Jumper already; jumping between Tsukihime to Fate/Stay Night. The one in Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA is the same guy; he's trying to elevate the Mages on Earth to get past their mental limitations. The TSAB was a side-project he worked on a few centuries ago. Heck, Kaleido Ruby and Kaleido Sapphire are Intelligent Devices; while the Class Cards are Unison Devices!
Raising Heart is an EinstMore specifically, the core of one. Considering how powerful it is and how ill-suited it is to Yuuno, he must have found it on one of his digs. Considering RH's abilities and the form of Nanoha's Barrier Jacket, it may even have been a part of the Rein Weissritter. Ace Combat universe to land in Strangereal, where it was scattered, the parts discovered by various nations - hence why you go through protagonists of various nations but all have the high ammo counts - and reverse-engineered. In gratitude, the Belkans, who did not use to be called that, renamed themselves. Alternatively, the Belkans in the Ace Combat universe are a defeated faction from the Nanoha Belka who chose to cut and run rather than be wiped out, and brought their technology with them. Mingling with the locals, their techno-magery contributed to the high ammo counts and various other technological advancements like the TLS. As they spread across the nations and time went by, though, their violent tendencies returned, leading to the international conflicts of Ace Combat.
Teru Mikami's secretary Nakajima in Death Note is a distant relative of Genya'sIn Chapter 99, Mikami tells his secretary that he's going to the scene of a case. It's thus possible that she's somehow related to Genya, at least before his part of the family went to Mid-Childia, but she's a Muggle to the degree that she most likely not only wouldn't know about magic, but doesn't suspect anything about what her boss is doing.
Precia's husband is Relius CloverThey were both happy couple and even was blessed with Alicia. Alicia's death served as a catalyst of Relius' ambition to create the Perfect Doll, so the clone will be perfect and would surely please Precia. However, when Relius continue to research about how to make a Perfect Doll, for some reason he is thrown to the BlazBlue universe, leaving Precia to continue the research on her own, and had her bitter over Relius that she starts thinking that he didn't exist and claims the research's efforts for herself (Relius also did the same, gets re-married, fathered Carl... and then abuses the hell out of him). This would explain why they seem to be asses to their own kids. Truly a cross-over Unholy Matrimony.
Cinque's genetic base is Nu-13.According to the manual, Uno, Due, Tre and Quattro are all created from Jail's own DNA, but the "second generation" Numbers (Cinque through Deed) are all created from other sources, and Cinque (along with Nove, Sette, and Uno) were created via "clonal culture", which is stated to have a low chance of creating a viable final product — presumably this translates into a high chance the cloned body will reject cybernetic implants — but a high chance of reproducing any special abilities the genetic base had. But suppose the donor was already a cyborg? The chances of rejection would be slim to none depending on how similar Jail's cyborg tech is to whatever tech was used to create Nu, and if Sword Summoner is related to Nu's linker core or genetic info in any way then it's definitely something Jail would be interested in reproducing. Top this all off with the painfully-obvious physical resemblance between these two and there's really only one conclusion you can make (...well okay, you can take the easy way out and just call Nu a Cinque expy, but where's the fun in that?).
Ace Combat's Strangereal WAS the lost Belkan homeworldAnother grand unifying guess... The mad Belkan tech that they were so keen on destroying in Ace Combat Zero? It was sent to Strangereal from Al-Hazard to help them defend against the Ulysses asteroid—too bad it landed in the Grey Men's hands. Basically, Nanoha is set in an Alternate Timeline of the AC games where Pixy killed Cipher, the V2 hit its targets, the Grey Men rebounded from defeat, allied themselves with AWWNB (who wanted a world with no borders... like a world controlled completely by Belka), and together, conquered Osea, Yuktobania, and the rest of Strangereal. Also, unbeknownst to Pixy, the entire data on Al-Hazard tech was carried by the Morgan when he took off, and was extracted and returned to the Grey Men after his victory. Thus, the Belkans not only conquered the world with it and stopped Ulysses, but also found a way to expand to other worlds. Realizing what they've unleashed, Al-Hazard sealed themselves from the rest of the universe, while the Belkans conquered it. Oh, and Pixy was crowned the first Saint King (hence all the Arthurian allusions in Zero).
NANOHA is a Gender Flipped version of DRAGONBALLI mean , if Nanoha is Goku and Fate is Piccolo, would THAT make Vivio Gohan?
The throne on the Saint's Cradle was an Animus.It awoke Vivio to powers in her Genetic Memory she didn't know she had, but the intensity of forcing the Bleeding Effect on her at such a high intensity turned her evil, like how Subject 16 went nuts.
The Wolkenritter were the original The A-Team.A long time ago, a crack commando unit was sentenced to prison by an unscrupulous noble for a crime they didn't commit. These women and one Guardian Beast promptly escaped from the maximum security stockade. They went about, helping the helpless and trying to stay ahead of the one who framed them, but eventually[[note]corresponding to the infamous fifth season of the A Team[[/note]] were recaptured and made to act as Boxed Crooks. Unhappy with the arrangement after a while, they tried to rebelnote . Unfortunately, they failed and were made An Offer You Can't Refuse: Be bound to the Book or executed. The rest is history.
Nanoha met Guile at some point between StrikerS and ViVid.That's really why she went home and be(came) a family (wo)man.
Ezio is Nanoha's ancestor.As revealed in this trailer, about 1 minute in:
"What are you going to do?"
"Make some friends."
Dramatic Yuuno's power level far exceeds that of Dramatic Chipmunk, I Mean, Prairie DogHave you seen the power of Dramatic Prairie Dog? All from a magically-incapable normal animal! What about a shapeshifting mage then? The English DVD box set cases have a picture on the back cover of Yuuno having completed his Epic Maneuver. If the entirety of Yuuno's Epic Maneuver reaches mortal eyes, it's going to kill you, it's going to kill me, and then we're ALL gonna die.
The Book of Darkness was already almost destroyed once in the Ancient Belkan era...by a strike team consisting of Archangel Michael (possessing the body of Lamia Loveless), Thor's daughter Thrud, Thrud's warg companion, Lady Viviane, and Etna (serving as Michael's Unison Device as part of his Deal with the Devil). They managed to destroy the Book's previous guardians, but when it came to destroying Reinforce, none of them could bring themselves to do it, so the Book regenerated and produced copies of them, Material-F (Signum, "F" for "Flame"), Material-T (Vita, "Thunder"), and Material-W (Shamal, "Wind"), who managed to pick off Viviane, Thrud, and fatally wound the latter's warg companion to turn him into their familiar (Zafira). Even the four of them, however, couldn't kill Michael and Etna, so they just disembodied him, banishing Lamia's body back to SRW universe, and captured her. When she refused to unison with Material-F, they wiped her memory and dumped her, then retreated back into the Book as its new guardians.
Yuuno has cousins/relatives who take other weasel/mustelid forms.Credit to someone on SpaceBattles who suggested (a Captain Ersatz of) Wolverine demonstrating his displeasure with Chrono's treatment of Yuuno, as well as a honey badger-transformer who teaches Yuuno to Groin Attack.
Eclipse was an unsuccessful attempt to artificially induce Magia Erebea with magitech.Both promises great power at the risk of losing sanity and the user gets those nifty black tattoos when activating it. Additionally, the anti-magic feature comes from trying to Armationem the Vespertarian Royal Magic.
Veyron and Karen of Hückebein are lovers.Veyron refers to Karen in a way that makes her more outstanding to him than his fellow Hückebeins. Also he's arguably the weakest member of the family for the moment adn Karen is the leader of the group with an arguably serious but strong character. So she and Veyron have their private "moments" from tiem to time and Veyron watch the group for Karen from his "weakest member" positiion while she's out doing whatever she's doing out xDU. Not posted on Open Theories because of the lack if info about Karen and the fact that romance just didn't seem to work in Nanoha xDU.
The final form of the AEC armament prototypes...Will be the Infinite Stratos powered exoskeletons. The Earth models were designed by a clone of Nanoha, Shinonono Tabane.
Kyoko Sakura is an AU Arnage.You know it makes sense.
Nanoha is the reincarnation of Cipher.In 1995, Cipher managed to make Pixy understand he was doing the wrong thing by shooting him down. Soon after that, he disappears. MGLN is set roughly ten years after, and Nanoha is nine. Nanoha befriends people in the same way. It could be that Cipher actually died (some combat wound, assassination by the Grey Men, or maybe a mundane accident) and that was kept secret. However, his soul reincarnated in a Japanese girl named Nanoha Takamachi. While she didn't inherit his memories, enough of him is left to influence both her Barrier Jacket (the blue trim, not present on the school uniform she used as a template, was his plane's paint scheme) and her combat attitude (befriend people through superior firepower). Somewhere in Force Nanoha will stumble on Cipher's plane, his memories will return, and she will proceed to smack down the Hückebein's ship, immune to magic, with "her" old F-15C. She can even ask her old friend Pixy to help her out, and maybe even Mobius 1 and the Ghosts of Razgriz.
Nanohaverse takes place in the future Created by the Finale of Madoka Magica.
Voltaire is the son of Godzilla and Bellcross
Mariage is a modification/derivative of Ceph nanocytes.A friend pointed out that both Mariage and the Hargreave-Rasch mod turn dead people into Post-Human Warriors. Sound familiar? Clearly, though, the creators of Mariage didn't see the need for preserving sentience, sapience and independent thought.
Nanoha could wipe the floor with Chuck Norris.Let's face it, if she wanted to be friends with him, his doom would be a forgone conclusion.
Signum is related to Lightning FarronBoth are badass stoic celibate pink-haired blade-wielding ladies of war with Sugar and Ice Personalities and a tendency to warm up to their younger wards. Too many similarities to dismiss.
Jail's creation involved a Goa'uld somewhere.And Unlimited Desire occurred when the megalomania started setting in.
The Fowards are an Alternate Universe take of the ATX Team.Okay, so Erio and Caro are a given, but I can't be the only only one who sees Subaru and Teana as a Mix-and-Match of Kyosuke and Excellen, can I?
Fate really is a vampire.The getup, the features, the weakness to Whips...
Any girl in Nanohaverse with "lily" in her name is decisively heterosexual...because Tsuzuki loves screwing with Yuri Fans' expectations. Lucino Lilie (Ger. "Lilie" = "Lily") ended up marrying Griffith, and Lily-Strosek is pretty much a Designated Love Interest for Thoma so far... Studio Gainax saw Lyrical Nanoha and thought to themselves, "This is so damn cool! We should do something kinda similar, but different enough that most people won't pick up on it! So we'll take it purely into Super Robot territory, have a Badass Expy of Shinji for The Hero, and then take Stuff Blowing Up to an ever increasing degree! Added logic: Nanoha's Determinator was moved into Kamina and Simon, who "befriend" Viral (although he's really stubborn, so it takes multiple "befriendings").
Yuuno and Vivio are relatedIn the years before her sacrifice and thus the end of the Sankt Kaiser Unification Wars, Olivie is known to have been in the middle of a Love Triangle. Well, said triangle was a lot more intense than History records, and Olivie had a child whose father could have been either one of her suiters/lovers. Knowing how having a successor would affect the politics after the war, and in fact could have restarted the war(s) all over again, Olivie determined to keep the existence of the baby from as many people as possible, even her lovers. She placed the child, when he or she was born, in the care of a close aid and met her destiny, being sure to leave enough money and connections to ensure her child and 'mother' could get away from the fallout and still be comfortable. Eventually that child, or that child's child, a boy, wound up being raised by a clan of Archaeologiests, The Scrya's. You can probably see where this is going. So had history gone differently, Yuuno Scrya's surname would have most likely be Segbrecht, and as such he unknowingly has the strongest claim to the Belkan Throne. If he and Vivio have physicals at the same hospital, and a doctor or nurse starts seeing striking similarities in their respective bloodwork, Yuuno should, due to being older and being a naturally born descendant, expect a few house calls from the Belkan Church, asking if he would like to become Pretender to the Belkan Throne.
Admiral Graham is a Dirty Old Man(1) He was definitely a Dirty Young Man. Everyone else in the series has relatively ordinary familiars, and the young Gil Graham goes and summons up... a pair of oversexed catgirl twins. (2) ...who do you think taught Hayate everything she knows?
Yuuno is an Exalted, specifically a Chosen of SecretsJust a wild idea of mine, but if you think about it it can explain a lot of things up to the Unperson-ing of Yuuno. He was in a constant search for artifacts of terrible power since an Improbable Age; his interference changed the destiny of many; he gradually retired from the front line to offer support behind the scene in the form of lore and occult knowledge; he deliberately (maybe) try to remain as inconspicuous as possible, even using his Charms to create an "almost" unnatural lapse of information about him in any records, official or other wise...
Yuuno was friendzoned by everyone because he wasn't bad enoughChrono was bad (well, Tall, Dark and Snarky, at least) so he got his girl. Yuuno was just a Nice Guy, so... friendzoned.
Subaru is Happily AdoptedHer birth parents had a Dying Moment of Awesome shortly after she was born, and she was taken in by a friend of the family. Her birth father is actually Guy Shishioh. It's not just a Shout-Out - she simply got it from her father.
Al-Hazard is the Moon Kingdom, warped by millennia of myth.The Moon Kingdom was a magical civilization spread across the Solar System thousands of years ago, before it was destroyed by a Beryl and the Eldritch Abomination possessing her. After it was destroyed, much of its technology was scattered across the multiverse, corrupted from their original purposes by Metalia's influence. Later civilizations discovered the technology and tales passed down, and came to believe that the original civilization destroyed itself.
Similar to the WMG above: Al-Hazard is the Moon Kingdom of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, and its history is known with great accuracy but classified on some partsThe Moon Kingdom ruled hegemonically over much of the galaxy, and in its language is actually known as Al-Hazard. Then there was the Dark Kingdom attack, and Serenity destroyed everything, causing widespread chaos. As Earth descended into anarchy and lost its civilization, other worlds managed to keep part or everything of its technology, and eventually perfected it, even fusing it with magic (explaining the difference in firepower: the Sailor Senshi would have enough firepower to make Nanoha look weak, but have no Device and much of their power ends up wasted). In the meantime part of the Moon Kingdom's history was classified to prevent panic every time a ludicrously powerful mage appears, and the crisis that ended with the Dark Kingdom's attack and Serenity destroying everything was reduced to 'for some reason there was a civil war and Al-Hazard's civilization destroyed itself' for the wider public.
Mid-Childa is Middle Earth in the distant future.At some point in time, there was an inter-dimensional incident between Middle-Earth and our world, which most cultures just call Earth, or whatever Earth means in their language. Some wizards from Middle-Earth learned were amazed by our world's technology, which can advanced more in a century than technology from their world does in a millenium, and developed a new form of magic combined that incorpated Earth technology. has no distinct races like elves and hobbits, just humans, so the people of Middle-Earth were inspired to start racial-integration, generations of inter-racial reprodcution caused the distinct races on Middle-Earth to dissapear. The name Middle-Earth was shortened to Mid-Earth, which was eventually changed to Mid-Childa, and the TSAB was set up to handle any future inter-dimensional incidents.
The Nanoha universe was created by Madoka.Not on purpose, but when Madoka re-wrote the laws of her own universe to create a universe with no witches, she also created every other Magical Girl series. Nanoha is reincarnated Madoka in the universe, and Fate is a (pre-time travel) Homura, hence the Les Yay, subconsciously, Nanoha remembers how she is.
The Incubators are involved with the TSAB in some way.The TSAB is an advanced, multi-dimensional civilization that uses magic as an environmentally safe energy source. Unfortunately, they don't realize they're using the potential energy of the universe directly, in massive amounts. Kyubey knows though, and though he can't stop the TSAB, he can at least make sure their squandering use of energy is contained, by creating more magic/potential energy. And now you know why there are so few mages on Earth. Yes. I've just completely destroyed Nanoha's noble intentions for about one episode. note /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人
Alternatively, The Incubators are Lost Logia.The Jewel Seeds, massively powerful Lost Technology that collapsed dimensional walls and turned people into monsters because the safety settings were lost. Sounds familiar? Human mages have always been rare; no matter what era or dimension. In one of the old worlds; the war with their neighbors was all but lost. All of their active mages were dead; and while some of their familiars were left; they were about to die/lose sentience without their masters. A few people who were given command altered the familiars. They no longer required masters to exist; they could create multiple bodies, and their job was to create mages and energy to "save their universe." (The re-programmers were dramatic and patriotic) The war had cost most of the adults; and women were more prone to magic than men so they focused on them for logistical purposes. These Familiars would Incubate the next generation of Mages. It was decided that the best way to ensure loyalty would be to program them to be emotionless and be only dedicated to their goal. The augmented familiars went through the population; and by "forcing" non-mages to cast a Reality Warp even though they don't have Linker Cores (making a Wish); they burned part of their permanent Life Energy into positive and negative energy to create a type of pseudo-Linker Core/Device fusion Cast From HP and the owner's emotional state. Soul Gems. Unlike normal Devices; these did not use computations to protect the owner from being directly linked to Magic. Magic Users were regained; at terrible cost. Untried in combat; many of the new batch of mages quickly fell. But those who survived fell into despair; and their Soul Gems collapsed. Their despair; running unchecked through the magical channels blasted open by the Reality Warp; turned them into terrible monsters; and the dimensional walls surrounding the old world collapsed. The familiars, now the Incubators, viewed this as a complete success. The remaining witches were "safe" from the old world's enemies. They left the dimension; to fulfill their programming. To save the universe by creating magical energy. Worlds visited by the Kyubey often experience massive jumps in technological and magical advancement due to the Reality Warp; sometimes without the social infrastructure to handle this. Often their populations fall to rampant inter-warring sessions or are slaughtered by witches and the world becomes a danger to the dimensions surrounding it, requiring the world to be destroyed or dimensionally quarantined. The TSAB considers the Kyubey to be Alpha-level threats and they are to be destroyed upon discovery via Arc N Ciel.