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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Slightly Damned
Buwaro and Kieri are going to eventually become a Battle Couple
  • Buwaro is trying to become stronger to protect Kieri, so he is probably going to start learning to fight soon. With any luck, Cliff will either keep teaching him magic or get one of the guardians to teach him magic. The end result? Back-to-Back Badasses
Kieri has become stronger than her brother, even though she still thinks he is the better fighter
  • Kieri's love for Buwaro has given her a reason to fight, and this has given her strength
Buwaro is going to get Iratu's pendant, and then he will give it to Kieri

Moonshade is Rhea and Ramirez' father
  • His heterochromia match their eyes and he has Rhea's long tail. The death and why got foreshadowed so early! The two are siblings, which is why they were so close. Moonshade may not be dead and Ramirez might be.
    • Yeah, sucky theory, but still.
    • Rhea and Ramirez aren't biologically related. Due to Jakkai social structure, each entire generation will grow up considering each other as siblings.
Was Rhea pregnant?
  • On page 4 of the comic, she jokes about already being late. Did she get murdered while being pregnant? Is this troper missing something?!
    • Two things. First, Jakkai lay eggs, second, "late" is an euphemism for "dead". What does it have to do with pregnancy?
      • Late as in referring to a womens menstrual cycle and how a missed period can in some cases be a sign of pregnancy...that said, the theory is still incorrect because Late in context of what she's saying means, dead.

Darius is Death
  • Darius became the next Death after he died in hell. Darius uses a scythe like Death and Death also spends a lot of time looking after Buwaro.
    • Not to mention Death and Darius appear to be missing the same eye...
      • Confirmed.

The "General" is Iratu

Rhea and the Jakkai in the egg (and possibly Mr. Moonshade) are descendants of either Moku, the snake earth guardian, or Rynn, the dragon fire guardian.
  • It has already been confirmed that the guardians can disguise themselves as medians. See this page. Toski was able to make herself look human, so it would make sense that any of the guardians could make themselves look jakkai. And then...well, you can guess what the next logical step is. If true, it would explain why Rhea was killed for being related to someone, as there would probably be something important about a guardian's descendants.
    • and here its remarked again the fact of the guardians having median forms in this page.
      • Or it could be that Moku the snake guardian and Rynn the dragon fire guardian either had kids or one mated with a jakkai and somewhere down the road, the other mated with the jakkai's descendant.

The archer in Hell that shot Sakido was actually an angel.
  • He was wearing the angelic sun and star pendants, and could handle the holy arrow in order to shoot it. Also, what little we see of his face looks like an angel face.
    • Not only that, but he's got the moon pendant on his wrist and you can juuuuust see some white wing action going on.

If and when Rhea dies (or, more specifically, is killed), she will open up a dark swirling portal that will suck in everyone in proximity and send them all to hell.

Buwaro's wings can be useful
  • When Buwaro got the things, rather than just coming into existence when needed like an Angel, they literally grew out of his back painfully. Perhaps, the wings can do something similar to be an appropriate size for flight. After all, Sakido's wings were repaired and functional because of that same pendant. It can be assumed the capacity is already there, if untapped. Assisting Kieri somehow would be this troper's guess as to why.
    • Buwaro is a fire demon. When he finally learns fire magic, he will learn how to channel it into his wings through his pendant, creating a magic demon jetpack. No, this probably won't happen in-story. BUT IT WOULD BE AWESOME.

The mysterious egg isn't actually a Jakkai egg, but something else entirely.

Soprano of Time Guessing!!!
  • Character Guesses:
    • Darunia: Physiologically, I would guess Iratu, but Cliff is a better personality match. It's Iratu
    • I'm willing to bet we see Duster as a Dungeon boss! Nope. So far, every boss has been Thadius, Buwaro's pet rock, or else a real Zelda boss)
    • I'm trying to think of a good Princess Ruto, but the only person I can think would fit would be Sammy. Or maybe Eve. Oh God how wrong I was. It's Jake (Rhea's penpal). Wearing a speedo.
    • Ok, at this point, we know (or can guess) who the seven sages are, except Nabooru. Best guess? Cliff, or perhaps Duster.

And that why he has so many connections. He has been meeting them, kind of like the Doctor (I present A Good Man Goes to War as evidence), and amassing favors.

Buwaro's pendant will come off again at some point
  • Should this happen, it will inevitably happen right in front of Kieri's brother, Kazai, possibly just after she defends Buwaro's innocence to him.
  • Or worse, Kieri will be hurt by someone, and Buwaro takes it off on purpose to kill the one who did it.
  • Oh, it'll happen. The author wouldn't build up something like that and then never use it in a context where it would matter. Hopefully not the way the first troper described, because that would just be too cruel...

The reason Rhea's file was marked as undetermined in the book of records is that it was known Rhea would come Back from the Dead.
Self-explanatory.

Gaia and Syndel have already appeared in the comic.
...In a way. We know that Death began searching for them fifteen years ago after he had a replacement, but what if they hadn't been gone for long, rather, were only missing for a year or two before then? This WMG proposes that Gaia and Syndel were sick of the endless fighting between their creations and chose to reincarnate in a way which would end the fight...and that they are Buwaru and Kieri. As a bonus, part of the reincarnation would probably involve their old selves being "dead", and given what most people would suspect if they had been missing for that long...

Rhea is paying close attention to Miranda's potion making.

She's smart, clever and very, very sneaky; and the ability to boost the abilities of your only truely battle capable party member will be indispensable for surviving another attack like Denevol's when they split off on their own again. And it's not like they're lacking in ingredients.
  • To Clarify: Though Rhea probably won't want any of the Trio experimenting given their lack of knowledge and experience on the subject of potions, she will probably decide that the recipe for the healing potion alone would be a very good thing to have regardless of how they go about getting more. My money's on Ramirez!

Kieri's curse.

Kieri's curse makes her weaker magically.
  • She isn't likely to go all out during training (or at all really) and Kazai(from what little we've seen) seems more the type to enjoy a physical contest; perhaps the curse and its effects on her abiltities merely "confirmed" what she already believed by preventing her from using much more power in a fight than she had been willing to devote to practice?
    • To Clarify: Even a "weak" curse from a Guardian would likely be too powerful for a Median to resist; it may be that an angel is simply powerful enough to throw off what would otherwise be more than a mere anoyance.

Alternate theory: Kieri can resist Toski's curse due to them being the same element, when Cliff was cursed by Meeros he couldn't change back at all because having power over fire didn't help with a curse made using wind magic. Maybe.

Kieri wil start perfering water to ice magic in combat.

It just seems to fit her character and development(or I think so anyway). Though she was never "cold" exactly, she was rather shy, withdrawn and timid when she first joined the cast, and since then she has "warmed" quite a bit becoming more outspoken, confident and self-assured. It also seems symbolically appropriate that the sad timid girl she was was found in the dead of winter and that as the world around them transitioned to spring she too "thawed" and shed some of the issues that held her back. She'll definitely continue to use ice but I think the change in general preference would be an appropriate way to show of how far she's come; for notes on the practical side of things see the main article for Kill It with Water.

Note: Whether or not the above is true(or even close) she'll likely recieve some tutoring in healing from one or more of the recently met angels.

There will be a crossover with The Order of the Stick some time in the future.

No evidence. I just want to see one.

Kieri and Buwaro will eventually become parents.

And the child will be the key to lasting peace between Heaven and Hell.

Buwaro's biological father was a General

Or at least powerful enough to be the Demonic version of a role model. And this is why Tsavo said he looked familiar.

Buwaro's magic

His attempts at magic seem rather consistent, they fizzle and fail until he gets determined(or frustrated and stubborn) and thinks"I can do this!"/ the pendant comes off/he gets angry. Also the form of the fireball also seems consistent, if anemic, the one time I can do this met fireball it worked perfectly! I think it may not be a lack of capacity that stymies him, but that he doesn't have enough of a handle on it to realise what he's doing wrong and control the "power output"(if that makes sense). It's also quite possible that Cliff assumed Buwaro already knew at least that much and taught him how to form the spell without considering that he might not know how to power it.

  • To Clarify: I think I'll use the Dresden explaination, that the spell is a "matrix" that shapes the power invested in it. For example, the Siara Special is a complex, powerful spell that Cliff is certainly skilled enough to form, but cannot power without a boost from Duster.

On a related note, the "Firebubble" shall return, and other cool combinations shall be made.

Mr. Moonshade

Is a centuries dead resident of Hell's least friendly places who has mastered the aplication of earth magic in combat ('Cause wanting not to be tortured is a good motivator) and possibly worked on Hell's side back when there was still major Median involvment in the war. His plan is to Kill and replace Moku the Snake, bringing a powerful new physical god to the side of Hell. This is based partially on a story in the newspaper Cliff was reading and some other things. It's my guess that he is killing Moku's decendants to be sure he is the only possible successor if the name Snaketail is to be considered forshadowing. Besides, doesn't having Guardians imply that they're guarding something?
  • Partially Jossed, he's already killed Moku.

Magic

A few ideas on how things work and why they work.

Light & Dark Magic-
  • Are equal but not opposite. Both Gaia and Syndel created Medius; thus, while Angels and Demons typically put them to different uses, both power are actually different expressions of the power of creation.
    • Notes: This would explain how being in Heaven or Hell allows Demons and Angels to live and grow without needing to eat, they are being sustained by the powers that created the world. Also, Demons enhance their night vision not by making their eyes more sensitive to light, but by amplifying the light within them. Which is why they glow.
  • Angels express their Light almost entirely through magic. For Demons on the other hand, darkness (and magic in general) has physiological effects, fueling their strength and other abilities as well.
  • Healing magic may not be so much "fixing" what was damaged as "re-creating" the way it was/should be. What I mean is that Holy "healing" magic may actually be more similar to Creation than anything.
  • Dark is not Unholy, as Dark magic was used in the creation of Medias, as such there is(maybe) nothing preventing Demons (or Buwaro) from learning healing other than it's not really their "thing", and them not bothering to learn.
    • I like to think this means that Buwaro will learn archery and healing if only because it would make him the perfect compliment to his magic knight girlfriend and would completely contradict others' expectations of him. Also, an Angelic warrior with a temper dating a kind Demonic healer seems too funny(Darius would approve too).

Holy Pendants & Other Enchanted Items-
  • Kieri's pendant and sword are unaffected by her curse due to the protection spells on them. That Buwaro's pendants are unprotected means that if Melli cursed him like Toski cursed Kieri they would transform with him like his clothes.
  • Holy Pendants don't do anything to angels that couldn't happen anyway, but instead focus the power of the wearer toward the desired end.
    • Notes: Buwaro's wings are a malfunction due to the pendants not being made with demons or their power in mind at all. Combined with the above, this suggests that Buwaro's wings will "grow" again when his magic becomes powerful enough to fuel the change.

Portals to Medias
  • Not random, the "counter reaction in heaven" draws down a group matching those that went up from Hell.
    • Notes: The Kieri-Kazai-Sanjulo-Random Median group was the counter reaction to the Iratu-Tsavo-Azurai-Moonshade group. No clue who Buwaro Rhea and Sakido dragged down though.
  • Require both Holy and Dark magic to open.
    • Notes: The Great War continued while the portals were under Heaven's control not because the Demons had an Angel to help them, but because they were brought up to Medias as the counter reaction to Heaven's efforts to kill them.
Buwaro will eventually find a way to control his Super-Powered Evil Side.
Sakido was shown going into that state at one point, and nearly attacked Buwaro, but was able to hold herself back. That proves that it can be controlled, to some degree. Granted, Buwaro isn't nearly as strong or disciplined as Sakido was, but he's already maturing and improving himself in other ways; he could learn.
  • Or, alternatively, they could find a way to control it by magical means. Perhaps a stronger, permanent version of the pendant spell?
    • It looked like Sakido was only able to hold herself back because she came into contact with the star pendant while trying to kill Buwaro, and it at least partially restored her clarity of mind. It seems doubtful that any demon could simply learn to control their berserk state through discipline, but that doesn't rule out the possibility of controlling it with spells or potions.

Heathcliff is Siara the Lynx's son
  • when he tells meeros that his wife had just given birth he say that he isn't the only one that would like to see his kitten and the way he responds sounds like an excuse that he would make to not talk to his mother. Also notice his ears have gotten pointy like a cats?
    • His conversation with Duster here seems to suggest that at one point he referred to Siara as "grandmother" but she isn't actually his grandparent, which probably means he's her great-great-great-great-grandson or something.

The next arc will be about Snowy's curse or about Rhea
  • We already know Snowy's brother is nowhere to be seen and his trail has gone cold, but we have been getting hints about not only Snowy's curse and how to fix it but also Rhea's past, her mysterious murderer, Meero's not-so-subtle comment about Rhea being a bit more than she seems, and even that above theory of Rhea's ancestor being Moku the snake or Rynn the Dragon or Korvunu the bat or even ALL OF THE ABOVE might be tested. That's if however the events of the festival doesn't go up in flames.

Gaia, Syndel, and Death are looking for a way to give Angels and Demons an Afterlife.
  • Hey, it's as good an idea as any when it comes to explaining why they're missing.

If Kieri and Buwaro DO become parents, the child will be a Nephalem.
  • Or something like it. Wouldn't THAT be something?

Moonshade is a guardian
  • Possibly Broxis the wolf, due to his association with the moons along with the fact that as of this recent strip he wants Melli the Fire Bee dead and is even able to hurt her (they were/are on opposite sides of the war). Alternatively (and I just noticed this during an Archive Binge), he could be Moku the Snake, judging by his speech patterns and choice of words in this comic. As for why he would want Melli dead, that's anyone's guess for now.
    • Another hint that he could be Moku the Snake is the fact that he's related to Rhea Snaketail. The fact that the recent strip mentioned that the Guardians can have descendants and Rhea and Moonshade's long, snake-like tails have been given great significance over the comics makes this feel like more than just a coincidence and a clever name...
      • Nope, he killed Moku and stole his power.

Ramirez is descended from Melli
They have the same red eyes. And with any luck Ramirez is still alive and Moonshade is wrong about Melli having no relatives so he can't claim that power.

When a Guardian dies they are succeeded by their closest Median relative
And if they don't have any another Guardian can claim their power.

Rhea is the new Fire Bee Guardian after Melli's death.

We all know that Moonshade was rather keen on killing Rhea for some reason. And he's proven he can take a Guardian's powers after killing them. Theory posited: Rhea has the same Mega Manning powers as Moonshade, and somehow obtained Melli's powers instead of Moonshade. She was feeling rather strange after Melli died. Coincidence? We shall see...

Rhea is connected to Gaia in some way
Rhea's name refers to the daughter of Gaia, The Earth Goddess in Greek Mythology, so eventually, there will be something that would link the two. Also, Rhea uses Earth magic, which is the same Element that Gaia has.
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