Rozen is the Millenium Earl. The Alice Game is to find a perfect CPU for his new Ark.Both Rozen and the Millenium Earl are based off of Count de Saint Germaine or Count di Caligostro. It would be likely that the Millenium Earl is using the Rozen Maidens as his backup plan. The Maidens are obviously more complex and more powerful than the typical Akuma, so they probably have some important role in this backup plan, which the Earl initiated even as he was coming into conflict with the Black Order. The claim that the Alice Game is to find Rozen's perfect daughter is a half-truth—his perfect daughter will serve as the new CPU to his most recent Ark, a CPU loyal to only him. To keep the Exorcists from noticing, he moved the next Alice Game to Japan. There, one of the dolls, Shinku, was found by Jun. The Rosa Mystica and the Artifical Spirits are powered by Dark Matter. The cross-dimensional nature of the dolls and the Ark created the intersecting universes of the first and second manga series.
The events of the series happen in the past of the Soukou no Strain world.See the S-Strain page for details.
Kirakishou could have been born if Enju hadn't been around.I think Kirakishou was doomed to be forever trapped in the N field because Enju stole her incomplete body and used it to make Barasuishou's. Rozen died/disappeared soon after and the last Rosa Mystica never received a body to be installed into.
Rozen is an alchemistHe's perfected the two holy grails of alchemy, the Water of Life making one immortal, and the homunculus Artificial Human. But is still unable to perfect the Philosopher's Stone itself which is the ultimate goal of alchemy. The Roza Mystica are actually imperfect Philosopher's Stones and the Alice Game is a system of refining the stones. The dolls can either absorb each other's Roza Mystica or refine there own into a perfect stone itself. The doll becoming a perfect girl is actually a mere side of effect of rozens true of goal creating the Philosopher's Stone, as for what Rozen has been doing all this time he has been trying different experiments to create stones but occasionally checks up on his homunculi to see if they've created a true philosophers stone.
The series actually takes place during (what else?) Instrumentality.Except it's NOT Shinji's dream - it's Asuka's nightmare. The only male human around is a hikikomori (read: "loser") ranked only one step higher than baka-Shinji on the manliness scale. Asuka herself is invisible, imperceptible, unnoticed. And dude...homicidal dolls.
Rozen is Enju's fatherAnd Enju created Barasuishou to prove him that he could do better, or at least, be equal. But then, he stole Kirakishou's body, thus, making him a loser. This still sounds too much as Shinji, but hey, there are many losers out there.
Suigintoh is really really gay for shinku and wants her in the most intimate way possibleSex? No. The rosa mystica are the dolls "souls" after all and what could be more intimate than merging with someone? This is her way of reconciling her massive gay for shinku along with her feelings of betrayal and desire to become Alice. Note that when she was destroyed at the end of season 2 while souseiseki went straight towards barasuishou(and by extension suiseiseki.) suigintoh herself made a beeline for shinku.
Shinku is really a MMA championLook at the fighting styles of all of the dolls. Every doll uses her artificial spirit as a weapon...except Shinku! She punches Suigintou. Repeatedly. And note how in her interactions with Jun, she uses her hair as a weapon. Clearly, Rozen designed Shinku to embody his secret love for mixed martial arts!
Rozen had a real daughterWe're told that the purpose for creating the Rozen Maiden is for Rozen to create the perfect daughter: Alice. The fact that Rozen even used a specific name seems to imply that Rozen really did have a daughter. In idealising her to be perfect, he could never create a living doll that matched all the aspects of her personality. At this point he either decided that he could never make a girl like Alice and gave up on the dolls, allowing them to fight amongst themselves, or succombing to defeat, decided to make the doll that fought hardest his daughter (backed up by how Rozen apparently gives Suigintou a torso). The dolls don't really become Alice - evidence points to rosa mysticae merely making dolls stronger, not changing their personalities. In fact, when Hinaichigo was living off of excess energy from Shinku, she retained her personality and Shinku didn't change at all (apart from, as aforementioned, in power).
Rozen's full name is Rozen Margatroid.Alice Margatroid is Rozen's daughter, who died, explaining her presence in what amounts to Hell. Eeh... I'll assume a <s>fetish</s> love for dolls runs in the bloodline.
Rozen is Akio Ohtori in disguise.The true purpose of the Alice Game is to create a replacement for the Rose Bride should she come unruly, or a new, improved model that can fight the Swords of Humanity's Hatred, instead of just enduring their torment. Look at all the rose-motifs in the series, as well as Rozen's cold attitude towards the creations he professes to love, and how he can inspire nearly religious worship in them with most minor gestures. And besides, the little that we have seen of Rozen essentially looks like a palette-swapped Akio.
Rozen was a fan of Alice Human Sacrifice.But since he didn't like the Vocaloids' original designs, nor the fact that there were Alice boys, he decided to make his own, and tweak the story a bit (if not a lot). And the Alice game is, somehow, a way to decide who's the badassest of all Alices. Similarities?
Rozen Maiden is a Christian Allegory. Rosen=God, Enju=Satan, Bara-suishou=the antichristIt's pretty clear to me that Rozen is some type of God figure. He's immortal, not a vampire, and he's referred to as "father." Christians also refer to God as Father. Also, only God can give creatures life, this Rozen does through his Rosa Mysticas. If Rozen is/reprisents God, then Enju is/reprisents Satan. Why? According to Christian lore, Satan rebelled against God because he wanted to be supreme ruler of all. He also didn't want to bow to humanity- one of God's creations. Enju's situation paralles this. Enju does not want to admit that Rozen is the better dollmaker. (Doing so would be essentially bowing down to Rozen and his beloved dolls.) Instead, Enju decides to prove he is the better doll maker, much like Satan rebelling against his creator. He essentially makes an "anti" Rozen maiden, our friend Bara-suishou. Enju, through Bara-suishou tempts the Rozen Maidens into particpating in the Alice game, much like the Anti-Christ is said to be a vehicle for Satan to tempt humanity. Also, Bara-suishou is clearly a Rozen copy. The anti-Christ is a false copy of Jesus, ergo Bara=the Anti Christ. Yes, everybody is Jesus in purgatory and I'm sure I've just gotten on the hit list of several Rozen Maiden fans.
Suigintou was supposed to be Alice
Jun is either Rozen himself, Rozen's Reincarnation or his son.Note how he is a genius dollmaker, incredibly intelligent despite spending most of his time at home doing few to nothing, seems to be capable of repairing Rozen Maiden (a task that's supposed to be neight impossible), how the Demon of Laplace (a.k.a.: Rozen's referee for the Alice Game) interacts more with him than any other character in the series and how all the dolls seem to fall for him to a certain degree, when they are actually pretty much "programmed" to strive for father's love and nothing else. (Shinku and Suiseiseki obviously have a crush on him, Hinaichigo was strongly hinted to feel the same, Canari is a little more ambigious, but also hinted, Souseiseki considers herself his Personal Slave and Kirakishou went even more Ax-Crazy than she already was because of him. Suigintou... ah, she's too busy being a jerk and mourning for Megu.) In extension, the Demon of Laplace is the personification of an aspect of Rozen that Jun does not embody... kinda his "missing part".
Kaito Toriumi will create Barasuishou. He's already making 'fake' Rozen Maidens to serve as mooks for Kirakishou. Who else sees Barasuishou coming as Kirakishou's Dragon, since Kaito's basically the manga equivalent of Enju?