Claire is the daughter of a witch.
A silly WMG, but Claire adores cats, feels that playing with that one white kitty feels so right, and apparently was found on the eve of the last fight with the witches. After that eve, no witches have been spotted, which one of the Sisters refers to as a miracle.
It'd be a nice twist for the new Mary to be of the very bloodline that started the whole war on God.
Gabrielle is not quite an angel...
She is a Fallen Angel
. The company G.O.D.? Well, Lucifer did want to run the show... Also, arn't some demons described as looking like angels
? Gabrielle's visits tend to get Claire into a lot more trouble than she'd normally get into. Also, the fish-people (merpeople?) seemed to be more devilish or fae than anything 'nice'... Also, how many 'names' does Gabrielle go by? The only angel I know of who has many names is a certain Fallen. Which would mean that...
- As of late though, the backstory involving her puts her in a positive light, though it does confirm she was a Selkie, which would explain her connection to the underwater folk.
See: Gabrielle is not quite an angel. Now, first things first: "The Antichrist" is not Damien
. An antichrist is pretty much a person that says they're a Christian but doesn't believe Christ is God. Following the other "route", the child would be false prophet that would screw up people's faith in God. The later would help the witches get an edge over their terrible losses in the war.
The former, not so much. The misconception... yes.
Catharine is Claire's biological mother, and got pregnant with her in the same way Claire got pregnant.
There's been foreshadowing and hinting all over the place for the former, but the later would help explain why she, a nun, would have gotten pregnant. It would also create some interesting mirroring between their stories.
- In a similar vein, her nickname for Claire is another hint. In another life, Claire's name was probably intended to be Clementine. This reasoning would explain why the Evil Cat always refers to her as Clementine. That's what Catherine sees her as inside.
- Jossed, although there may be some value to the Clementine bit.
The Reverend Mother knows about Claire's pregnancy.
I doubt that none of the other nuns have noticed things, and the RM has shown a lot of interest in Claire since the whole Sister Cat thing. Maybe she has access to a prophecy or such that lets her know Claire's preggers with the Messiah, but hasn't shared it with the other nuns for the same reason that Gabrielle warned Claire not to tell any of the other nuns.
Gray And Gray Morality will be an enduring, major theme
So far, the comic's dealt with the Nun Vs. Witch war surprisingly realistically. The nuns clearly aren't evil, and while their enduring Knight Templar
and Well-Intentioned Extremist
tendencies aren't portrayed as positively, they are somewhat justified
- Witches are dangerous, sometimes cannibalistic, and their numbers are returning
. That said, Witches are not Always Chaotic Evil
either, since we've also seen at least one faction that would rather just be left alone (except for that one guy
) and the Witch Hunts involved burtal methods of torture and execution that were just as bad as those that the Witches inflicted. While some important pieces of evidence are missing, such as how dangerous the Witches were to the world at large, whether "G.O.D." was any better (and if so, how much), who started the war and so on, as of this posting neither side is shown to be much worse than the other, and both sides have their sympathetic angles, and Claire's final challenge will be to resolve a conflict that has no true villain.
Claire is the reincarnation of the witch queen Clementine who led the rebellion, and Catharine is her younger sister
After the war ended, Gabrielle made sure Clementine was reborn as Claire so she could have a shot at redemption and play the role she was supposed to play before the war. Hints throughout the comic include that flashback, where children bullied Claire for her hair (red, like the colour of the witch queen), and Page 79 of the comic. As for Catharine, she's actually Clementine's younger sister, who chose to become a nun rather than follow her witch heritage. She took care of her older sister growing up, even going so far as to voluntarily become a Soul Jar
for Grimm, who used to be Clementine's familiar before she became reincarnated.
Lupo and Olga are connected
- The signs are pointing to it since both lost loved ones at a young age due to the war. And it's possible that the Wolf Witches that killed Olga's mentor weren't doing it out of malicious intent but rather protective instinct ie: to protect a young Lupo. That's right, they could be Lupo's parents and Olga's memory is just self serving due to the trauma. Considering how we've lately been showcased how utterly Knight Templar the Helsing Branch is and the theme of the cycle of hatred on both sides. It wouldn't be a stretch.
An Unknown Force, possibly a demon, is manipulating the Helsing Branch
- A recent Missing Moment story showcased that Gabrielle recognized something within the fire Abraham started at Mercy Abbey. This could mean there's a malevolent force we haven't seen yet that that could be manipulating the Helsing Branch into killing the witches, or just magick users in general, for a purpose. Maybe even the cause of the war and the death of the Witch Queen.