This future legal system is actually a plot to control human overpopulation.It's Urobutcher we're talking about after all. Just as (Puella Magi Madoka Magica spoiler) Kyubey was trying to turn countless girls into monsters to fight universal entropy, every third or fourth person or so in this world is to be designated a menace to society and summarily executed in order to keep the human population stable. You heard it here first!
Some of Enforcers were Inspectors before developing high crime coefficent.Crime coefficent is said to be contagious. Spending time in close proximity of latent criminals can turn you into one. And who spends more time, with more latent criminals than Inspectors? Consider what Tomomi said about crime coefficent as well - ability to commit crime as well as ability to predict it/to be effective law enforcer is also connected. It doesn't sound much out realm of possibility that one or more of Enforcers only became latent criminals during their service in PSB.
Shinya was once an Inspector.Or at least wanted to be one before his Crime Coefficient went crazy. This is based mostly on his talk with Akane in Episode 2 about being able to work as a real detective and the fact that this is the sort of character Urobutcher is likely to write.
Akane will be forced to shoot one of the Enforcers with the Lethality mode activated.It will likely be Shinya, as that's exactly the type of situation Gen likes to put characters in. But Tomomi is possible as well given his Obi-Wan like status as a cool old guy mentor who seems to be near his limit. Shinya might survive his shooting somehow though, but Tomomi would probably be Killed Off for Real and cause a Heroic BSOD for Akane.
Nobuchika will develop a criminal-level Crime Coefficient and have a Tomato in the Mirror style Freak Out.The pressure of always remaining calm even when dealing with the most horrible crimes will get to him and drive up his Crime Coefficient. Akane and the Enforcers will try to help him deal with it. If he survives, this will change his view on the Psycho-Pass system. Alternatively, he already qualifies as a latent criminal and is somehow hiding it.
Akane will end up having a criminal level Crime Coefficient by or before the end of the series.So far, it's been pretty rough for Akane because of how innocent she is in comparison to all the other characters. As the series goes on, she'll lose more and more of her naivety until she can't stand working for the Public Safety Bureau anymore and go rogue or something similar. Akane's often not very happy with the Bureau's policies, which justifies this. And I'm drawing this from the opening, but Shinya will have to hunt her down.
The mastermind connecting people with the will to kill is Sybil System itself.Which leads back to the above overpopulation theory. (Puella Magi Madoka Magica spoiler ahoy.) Just as the Incubators kept drawing in more MagicalGirls to fight the monsters they would eventually become, The Powers That Be behind the Sybil System need more people to become homicial maniacs to be gunned down "for the greater good".
The guy fighting Shinya in the action prologue is Choe Gu-Sung.You heard it here first! His right hand man that likes to tinker with technology. How could it be anyone else?
Sybil system has a really wide (or really loose) definition of "crime".That thing with Crime Coefficient being contagious really bothered me since Episode 1. The possible answer to this "contagious" stuff is that clear Hue represents good mental health in general, not just absent of criminal plans. So maybe, along with true criminals and sociopaths, targeted are also people with schizophrenia, clinical depression, possibly autism, down to PTSD, which the victim girl from Ep.1 certainly started to develop(come on, who wouldn't?). That also means at least some of the incarcerated fellows weren't really that harmful, just needed mild psychological treatment.
Akane's low Crime Coefficient will turn out to be plot relevant.I'm not sure how, but the way they keep bringing it up makes me suspicious.
Makishima's Crime Coefficient is actually very low.Mainly because Pure Is Not Good. This could be the reason why he hasn't been detected by the scanners and the statement that Akane's friend made ("I wonder if those people with the clearest Psycho-Pass hues are always people like her") could serve as a foreshadowing. After all, we do not know what Sybil System's criteria for the classifications is. The most likely result of this revelation would be forcing the person who discovers this (most likely Shinya) to result in hand-to-hand combat to either capture him or even kill him. If the other members of police don't know about this revelation, things may not go that well...
The Sybil System judges people merely based on emotional stability and belief in one's actions.Looking at what separates Makishima from the other criminals who do have high Crime Coefficient, it appears the key difference is that Makishima is incredibly calm and almost indifferent about killing others. The ones with high Crime Coefficients seem to be very emotionally unstable and experience pleasure or fear or some other heightened sense while murdering. They are also aware and believe that what they are doing is a criminal act. Makishima, however, seems to genuinely believe his acts to be merely observations. It also explains why the victim in episode 1 was judged as a criminal even though she did nothing wrong. She was simply emotionally unstable. This probably ties into the show's overall theme that technology can never replace human instinct and judgement on good and evil.
Rina is a descendant of one of the members of Houkago Tea Time.Remember the "Fuwa Fuwa Time" music video? A century later, with musicians having to meet Sibyl approval, Life Imitates Art.
The Sybil System is operated with the help of "Criminally Asymptomatic People".When Ginoza asks the Chief about the fate of Kouzaburou Touma after he was arrested, she dodges the question, merely telling him that the important thing is that he is no longer able to commit crimes. She is also very adamant that Ginoza and his team capture Makashima alive and bring him directly to her.
The Chief is the estranged mother of Makishima.After seeing Makishima's face from the memory reconstruction, the Chief has a rather emotive response and refers to him as 'Makishima-kun'. Their appearances are somewhat similar, and the Chief seems just old enough to be Makishima's mother. It would be the ultimate twist in irony if the person who oversaw the Sybil System was the parent of the most dangerous threat to the System. Makishima could have even inherited his 'Asymptomatic' Crime Coefficient from his mother, who herself seems above the system. This relation would ultimately culminate in some intense confrontation between parent and child, with Makishima probably killing the Chief to symbolically usurp both his own parent and the 'parent to society' Sybil System.
Real guns will be used.The second opening shows Kogami with a revolver. Given that the Dominators don't work on him, they may be forced to use actual guns.
Shinya will have a Face-Heel Turn.If you read the lyrics of the opening and closings, it all says something about hiding what a Complete Monster thinks. If we give Makishima the Draco in Leather Pants Syndrome and all, then we get an Alternate Character Interpretation of him being a Well-Intentioned Extremist. Shinya either goes Brainwashed and Crazy, More Than Mind Control, or We Can Rule Together, or something along those lines and joins Makishima's plight in making humans live their life like humans.
Akane will have a Face-Heel Turn.Shinya always looks pretty typical in the OP's and seemed fine in the cold opening of the first episode. It's Akane who always looks like she's either broken or being controlled in the OP's. Plus all this emphasis and focus on her Asymptomatically low Crime Coefficient leads me to believe she'll be the one who gets forced into working with Makashima.
Sybil is powered by human brains.If what Choe Gusoeng said about sybill being able to process data at impossible rates, and that the tech for that has to be kept so secret they are willing to keep it in a centralized location, regardless of how risky that is, it wouldn't be impossible, even more so when the chief refuses to tell what happened to Kouzaburou Touma.
Makishima is Nyarlathothep.Just like good old Nyarlathothep Makishima's plan is to make people realize that the only true way of living is living in complete chaos, doing everything as one wishes. Now, which being was known as the Crawling Chaos? Nyarlathothep! And there's more! Nyalathothep is shown to have interest in human affairs and to take multiple formes to spread chaos. One of these forms was even human! And he's shown to not just be very inteligent, charismatic but also very good at fighting. That's because he's a Great Old One! So, when he saw the entire Sybil System, he just tought that it needed more chaos and decided to make it happen by going there personally to introduce a bit of anarchy.
Kagari isn't dead.When he was shot in episode 16, didn't the Dominator say it was in Non-leathal paralyzer mode? If so, then he can't be dead.
Kagari survived but will be hunted as a fugitive.This will seem to fit the foreshadowing of the team turning on each other. Plus, there needs to be some way for them to find out about the truth about Sibyl.
The Sibyl System is a Recursive Reality.The Sibyl System is an entire simulation of the city undergoing repeated stressful scenarios. The results of those scenarios are what powers Sibyl's view of Right and Wrong.
Alternatively, the Sibyl System is Santa Claus.The Psycho Pass and Hues are just his Naughtly list.
The show will end with the uncannily calm yet altruistic Akane being fatally wounded but offering her non-sociopathic brain to power a more benevolent Sybil System after her death.Sound familiar?
The series will end with none, or at least only a few, of the protagonists being killed. And if any were killed, then they might be revealed to have actually survived.For once, maybe Gen Urobuchi is gonna try something different than from what he normally does.
Kougami's Ep. 17 "hallucination" is Makishima's Virtual Ghost.Earlier in the episode, Makishima stated that he'd like to be part of life, as a "player," forever. This is impossible with a normal body, and even a physically-immortal cyborg like Senguji comes with a loss of "humanity." However, a digital body would be a perfect fit for the networked world. While Brain Uploading ostensibly doesn't exist yet, hence why Senguji settled, it's possible that it exists in some form; a purely-digital copy may be more feasible than trying to give a physical brain immortality, or perhaps the current result is more like an advanced AI modeled on the original rather than the original person, or maybe you can only maintain a fully-functioning, personality-formatted digital brain for more a short time. Anything with an expiration date would have been useless to Senguji, but for Makishima it might be worth a shot; even a brief life-extension would be worth it, if it gave him the chance to complete his work. Makishima's physical body died in the crash, but his calm in the last shot is due to knowing that he'll live on. Kougami's "hallucination" was a hologram, and the call was in real-time despite the crash because it was a direct communication from a digitized Makishima, hence the "Unknown Caller" and despite Kougami's communications likely being monitored due to his criminal status. Makishima is still around and with Choe dead, he needs someone who can interact with the physical world: Why not the one who truly caught his interest, and who would act against Sibyl if he knew the truth?
All the brains undergo some level of mental conditioning.When discussing what happened to him, Touma mentions intially being "confused." Judging by his evangelist-like promotion of Sibyl and their place in it, he's just as fanatical as whichever brain was in charge of the Chief's earlier speech on the virtues of the Sibyl System. While it could be argued that it just appealed to their vanity, it seems more likely that all of the brains undergo mental conditioning, both to allow them to function coherently in a Hive Mind and to make sure they take on the goals of the System as their own. It's likely that some of the "donors" were unwilling, and Touma says that they would normally have taken Makishima without bothering to ask, implying that his mindset wouldn't have mattered once he'd been installed; so the fact that Sibyl continues to act as a single entity implies that they have some way of "convincing" possible dissenters to ensure smooth operation. It's possible that undoing or reversing whatever conditioning the brains underwent might be enough to bring down the Sibyl System.
Rina is criminally asymptomatic and either her brain has already become part of the Sibyl System's Hive Mind after last seeing Yayoi, or she'll be captured for her brain.When Rina said that Yayoi couldn't shoot her, I thought that she was calling Yayoi's bluff and/or she figured out, somehow, that Yayoi couldn't properly use her Dominator yet, but after the revelation of the existence of criminally asymptomatic people, as well as episode 17, made me think of this possibility.
Akane bring down the Sibyl System through non-violenceSybil's greatest weakness is its reliance upon the Inspectors and Enforcers — if they decide not to enforce the system's will, there's not much it can do except send out an army of Chief cyborgs which will (A) draw unwanted questions from the public, and (B) put Sybil's precious brains in danger. Akane will eventually realize this and talk all the Inspectors and Enforcers into going on strike.
Morning Rescue is made from Hyper-Oats.Hey, they (the producers of Hyper-Oats) had to start somewhere.
Akane will join the Sibyl System to bring it down or at least change it from the inside.Considering there are lots of hints and WMGs floating around that Akane is criminally asymptomatic, she will trick the Sibyl System into accepting her as part of their group, where she will turn around and use her new powers to either bring down the Sibyl System completely or make it more benevolent.
The meaning of Psycho-Pass”Psycho-Pass” looks to be a play on how the Japanese pronounce "Psychopath" which is essentially the same and use the same Katakana characters. And in a show about Psychopaths such as Makishima and The Sibyl System itself being the largest collection of Psychopaths in all of human existence, this makes for a clever use of Engrish.