Clara was the product of incest.
'Sonny Joon' is the pseudonym/resplendent destiny of a Sidereal Exalt.
Curse of Blackmoor Manor, meta: The entire game is one long puzzle by Jane for the uninitiated - us, the players.
Curse of Blackmoor Manor was written/programmed entirely by American wizardsSee below: "For one thing, Essex does not have moors. Fens (wet-lands), yes; moors, no. Therefore, the house should be Blackfen Manor. Worse, Penvellyn is not an Essex name - especially not one that would have survived from the 14th century. This story belongs in Devon or Cornwall - on Exmoor or Dartmoor! Where they have moors, dark manors, rumours of beasts, and ancient families with names like Penvellyn!"
Ellie York from The Deadly Device will return in The Ghost of Thornton Hall.The trailer for The Ghost of Thornton Hall depicts a setting absolutely identical to the desktop background on Ellie's computer. Big Southern-plantation-style estate, trees with Spanish moss, etc. Ellie says she grew up in the South; perhaps she, or at least her family, is connected to Thornton Hall.
Nancy is being reincarnated by Hanyuu in the Second Chance scenarios.Every time Nancy dies or gets fired, Hanyuu intervenes by taking Nancy back in time to just before she made her mistake so she can solve the mystery. Her reason for doing this is because solving the cases somehow relates to the fate of Hinamizawa and if the cases go unsolved and the villain succeeds, everything goes to hell and she'll have to go through the tiring process of taking Rika back in time yet again.
Bess, George, and Ned are psychic.And that is how they always somehow know what Nancy is supposed to do next, but they are given very limited visions of the future, hence they cannot tell Nancy what to do afterwards unless Nancy asks them, in which case they have a vision. However, their powers are limited; sometimes, the visions they see are either blurry, or their psychic powers just don't work all the time, which is why there are times where they say, "I wish I could help, but I think you know what to do". And in later games, their powers cease all together, which is why Nancy ultimately has to seek other sources for hints.
Curse of Blackmoor Manor: Linda really was turning into a werewolf.Jane knew this all along and she only claimed to have been responsible for making Linda think she was turning into a werewolf because she didn't think Nancy would actually believe her if she told the truth. Of course, this also means that by the time Nancy leaves, Linda will be a full-fledged werewolf...
Curse of Blackmoor Manor: Jane is immortal.And that is why she never dies no matter how much time you waste. She only pretended to be running out of air just to make Nancy feel guilty, and also because she didn't want to spend all of eternity trapped in a box.
Warnings at Waverly Academy: Izzy is related to Lillian Weiss from Stay Tuned For Danger.The two share a strong resemblence in both looks and personality, for one matter. There is also the fact that Izzy is from New York. Thus, it can concluded that Izzy is either Lillian's niece (assuming she has an untold-of sister), or her daughter. If you choose to go by real time, ie, the time the games were released, she would've been around seven or eight during the events of STFD; if you choose to narrow the timeline even further, she would've been around ten or eleven—in either case, it contains the Unfortunate Implications that Lillian had Izzy in her teen years, married the father, and divorced him before she met Rick, as she looks to be in her late twenties in STFD. If this is the case, it explains a LOT about Izzy's behaviour.
The culprit in Ransom of the Seven Ships will return for the final game.How can we be certain that he really did fall into the sea and drown, or get eaten by sharks at the end as guessed by Nancy? He may have another plan up his sleeve where he had a contact come pick him up, and he only made it appear like he had fallen in and drowned so he could take Nancy by surprise when the time came. He may very well return for the final game to finish Nancy off once and for all in a final showdown between the two of them, which would make for an EPIC ending.
Nancy Drew is a Time Lord.
Alternately, Nancy Drew is a vampire.It would certainly explain why she never seems to be tired and doesn't age. Also, it kinda amuses me that people are scared of the ghost girl in the mirror of Shadow At the Water's Edge fame, but not of the fact that Nancy herself doesn't appear in the mirror.
The last couple of games have been building up to something amazing in the series.
Nancy and Ned are the reincarnation of Frances Humber and Dirk Valentine.
P.G. Krolmeister is a Brain in a Jar.It would certainly explain how a man who has documentedly lived for over 200 years is able to have such an energetic voice and demeanour by the time Trail of the Twister happens. Someone who has practically dominated the world market for such a long time would certainly have the time and resources to research ways to prolong his own life to ludicrous lengths. In the present day, he also has a fully automated system that allows him to keep his original voice as well as either control precision machinery that lets him keep designing inventions, or ways to communicate his ideas to select assistants. Alternatively...
P.G. Krolmeister is a Legacy Character.The title is held either by a chosen successor or a descendant who has a similarly insane intellect and knack for inventions.
Waverly's Mr. Harris is a reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is actually Indiana Jones.As theorized here:
Samantha Quick and Colin Baxter were working together during Phantom.As explained in this essay.
The entire series was written as a celebration of female masturbation.Bobbie Ann Mason pointed out in The Girl Sleuth: A Feminist Guide that it's more than a bit odd how often Nancy is given a chance to stick her fingers in a dark hole and say something like, "There's a tiny knob in here! I've found a secret compartment!"
Bess goes on to become a Big Beautiful Woman, after dating someone who wants her to gain weight, rather than lose it.Bess has always been described as being overweight, even if the actress playing her was thin. More recent versions of the character have been depicted as always trying to lose weight, but never able to shift "that last five pounds". Heck, at the end of the computer game "Alibi In Ashes", Bess laments having staked out the ice cream parlor that the suspect visited, because she had to keep her cover all day. That's right, Bess spends an entire day, from opening till closing, eating ice cream after ice cream after ice cream, no matter how full she feels! If anybody else at that place happened to have a thing for women with big appetites... Even if that game wasn't your preferred Nancy Drew canon, there's no reason to believe that she ever did lose any more weight, since it was seemingly impossible. That makes it very appealing to date somebody who not only doesn't want you to try losing more weight, but actively encourages you to pig out, while complimenting your good looks even more when you do get fat.
In The Haunting of Castle Malloy, there is actually a haunting... but not the kind you'd expect. In some moments of the game, when you stumble upon some puzzles, objects or gameovers, there is a magpie who sits at the scene, shouts and quickly flies away. It seems to follow you. When you find Malloy family tree in the tower, there are magpies sitting on its branches. Celtic mythology is mentioned in the game, and it is known that Celts believed in reincarnation - in fact, the circle in the famous Celtic cross symbolises the circle of death and rebirth. The magpie is probably the reincarnation of some of the Malloys, watching over you.