Everything is double, no triple marinated with meaning!
— Enokido Yoji, Blatantly encouraging this sort of thing.
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Takuto is slightly evil.Or is at least a Byronic Hero. We know that he has a dark past (based on Tiger's reaction to him when he was going to see Sugata), some serious family issues, and is Chaotic Good, leaning toward Selfish Good because it's pretty obvious that he's only being the hero so he can be with Wako. All this adds up to show that there's a lot of potential the he has a dark side.
The Fish Girl's Story Was A Warning To HeadWhy was Head so upset about the story's end? Because it was about him. Fish Girl's story was basically a fanciful way of telling the man she loved that he's probably going to end up sacrificing what he really loves for this plans, which will be successful but pointless in the long run.
Head is depressed.He seems listless and tired most of the time, but he asks for the story from Fish Girl because "he can't sleep." Depressed people are always tired, but have trouble sleeping. His outburst at Fish Girl after her story was because anger is a common symptom of depression in men. And the depression made him lose interest in the things he used to like, which is why he stopped painting.
The Cybodies are supposed to be Emphatic WeaponsBecause the "skirt" of Tauburn turns into Attack Drone right the moment when Takuto believes in Mizuno's "be alright" spell. Also how else can he activates Pile Crusher/whatever in a mech that has no cockpit? And judging from Ayingott, the Cybodies have the potential to be sentient as well.
Ayingott has been cursedWhat we know about Ayingott is that it:
The school is a mental instituteThe kiraboshi members are the staff and breaking the seal is the treatment. That's why they can leave the island afterwards.
Everyone who Head is interested in has a name that starts with an "S".Sakana, Sora, Shingo, Sugata, and as of episode 22, Sarina. And let's not forget the story Sam the Squid Piercer.
The fish girl's story started after Sarina's play ends.
The "ghost girl" is tauburn
the play was the start of a truly bizarre Mind ScrewThat's the only think i know from episode 22.
Sarina is, somehow, related to SoraIt explains how she knows about the cybodies and about Reiji's real age.
Sugata always knew about Keito's "bed intruding".He just let her be because, well, he's a pimp. He just was waiting for the right moment to pretend to be awaken and make her confess.
The whole anime is based on sexual innuendo.Because, c'mon, it's too likely to be true. The whole deal of this show is about teenagers discovering themselves.
Mark in the play and Sam in the story respectively represent Takuto and Head/ TokioIf the King in the story is Columner from the play, then his galactic ship must be Samekh. Tokio can't be 'Mark' due to not receiving the family mark, while Takuto did. 'Sam' craved the galactic ship over everything else, including the girl (who represents Sora in particular and life on earth/the future in general) and willingly sacrificed her for his goal.
The Entropeople......Are from the Fish Planet!
Star Driver goes through seasons.Monochrome (Winter) plays through a few episodes, Wako sings Komorebi no Contact (Spring) in episode 4 shifting to the next season, Mizuno sings Innocent Blue (summer), next is Keito's Akiiro no Aria (Autumn). In episode 25, Monochrome plays shifting to Winter, but soon after Komorebi no Contact turns it back into Spring.
Takuto is a Child SoldierIn one of the episodes, a character comments that Takuto had been trained, since childhood to be a Star Driver. Suddenly, the fact he's so cheerful and upbeat makes this troper wonder if it is partially a mask. I mean, to be as good as he is shown to be he'd had to have been put through Training from Hell at least. When he was a kid. Makes you wonder just how much he's holding back...
At the End of The MovieThe Maidens will form a idol group.
Somehow connected to Accel WorldZero Time=Brain Burst. Hard to say if all this is before or after. Probably after, when some Acceleration Research Society member causes a catastrophe that sets the tech level back a little.
The Phases & Zero Time
There's something past Third PhaseWe know there are four maidens, and three Phases to Cybodies. The Crux seems to have reached Second Phase by breaking the North Maiden's seal, and they want to break a second seal to reach Third Phase. What happens if they were to break two more phases, if only one more seal is needed to reach Third Phase (and allow non-zero time movement to Cybodies)?
Takuto's first phase is his anti-gravity hair
The Glittering Crux member's lifespans shorten each time they use a cybodyWhich is also another motive for them to release the cybodies to the rest of the world so they can bipass aging with Zero Time.
Tauburn is always one phase ahead of the other CybodiesGlittering Crux can now access third phase, but Takuto is still overpowering them, and seems to have more control than before. This fits with fourth phase creating 'a deeper connection with Cybodies.' This is also why Head doesn't want someone breaking the third seal before they can break the fourth as well - once they break the third seal Tauburn will reach fifth phase, be able to move in real time, and enable Takuto to smash the rest of the Cybodies to pieces whilst they're still immobile. Fighting 4th phase with 3rd phase is probably the best chance Crux has to beat Takuto.
Tauburn isn't trapped in Zero Time the same way as other Cybodies.When a Cybody is activated it's just popped into Zero Time, but Tauburn has to break in. It could possibly be because it's a foreign Cybody and is trapped in a separate space similar to Zero Time but can enter other Zero Times. It could be a lot of things to be honest.
Takuto and head's first phase is to be ImmortalIf head is takuto's father, then that's why he hasn't aged. The immortality can be type 1 or type 2. That also can explain why we see head a little...bored.
Takuto/Tauburn's first phase is to be in the third phase soonerWe still don't know what Takuto's first phase is; if it was some useful power in the fight against the Glittering Crux, wouldn't he have used it by now? On the other hand, why could Tauburn move without the mask/Cybercasket arrangement, when even the other marked pilots needed it, in the initial half of the series? This also fits with Takuto's Hot-Blooded personality.
Tauburn is immune to the maids seal'sbecause he is a Cybody made specially to humans. Tauburn can enter the fourth phase any time but just if Takuto show enough Libido.
Takuto's first phase is that he can see...the future!Most importantly, Takuto can see and identify his best possible future. That's why he was shouting all that stuff about still being able to see 'it' during the final episode. If Takuto can still see the future he wants, he can still make it come true if he fights!
Head is Takuto's fatherWhat we know of Head:
The Vice-President is Takuto's grandfatherThe granfather that Takuto is looking for on the island is probably the fox that follows around the drama club members. He's been right under his nose and he hasn't even realized it. This has been done before. See: Pet Shop of Horrors.
Alternately, the Vice-President is an aspect of Ginta Ryou's First PhaseYou know how he can use animals to spy on people, right? Well, between that and the show actually showing how competent he is, he could have been using Vice-President to spy on Midnight Flight, Genre Savvy enough to know anyone who gets close to the Vice-President quickly turns into a pile of mush and leaving him the advantage on getting intelligence from his enemies.
Head is related to the Shindou FamilySee above coupled with the following:
Keito Nichi is the East MaidenSo far revealed: North Maiden (Sakana/"Fish Girl"), South Maiden (Wako), and West Maiden (Mizuno). There's a scene in episode 8 where Sakana is leaving the island, and possibly had all four of the maidens appearing together. Looking back on the scene with new information from episode 9, there were three. Come on, you can see them pulling off a "coincidence" that the four maidens met on a bus by chance right?
Head is the East Maiden.Just wait.
The Cybodies and families of mark bearers are aliens in origin.Because the Crux speak of preparation for a "departure". While this can be understood as releasing the Cybodies to the real world, Keito's speech to Benio "Will you stay here watching us depart?" seems to imply that the Crux may want to get into space. Also sans Takuto, the mark bearers seem to live exclusively on Southern Cross Isle, so that isle may be originally a colony of aliens.
Sakana aka Fish Girl is Takuto's mother.So it's implied that Takuto's mother died when he was born, since he was raised by his grandfather. And if I remember right, all the maidens were born on the same day. What if she got reincarnated or...something into the North Maiden? They look vaguely similar, aside from the hair color. Kind of. Also it might possibly explain why Head is so fixated on her. She liked him back, after all.
Takuto and Sugata are twins
All characters who have a true mark are aliensOr descendants of aliens. Takuto is the only full human that has a true mark and thus pilots Tauburn, the only cybody that was built for non-aliens.
Sarina is Sora.Okay, it already treads into Epileptic Tree territory, but considering all things, might not be too farfetched, even if it's through reincarnation/rebirth.
The Maid's represent the four elementsThe north Maiden represent the fire, as it seems that, after broke the North Maiden's seal, the vulcan started to awake. Wako represent the water. Because she do that kind of ritual in water. Mizuno represent the wind. Why? because she seems to be pretty faster and agile. she love to sit on the bus ceiling. and other things...
The maiden's songs are fragments of a sole songWell the Four songs do play in a row in the last episode.
Keito Nichi is asexual.
Keito's motivation is to free herself (and everybody else if its convenient).She thinks that she's the Big Damn Hero in this show trying to move southern cross island into a brighter future, and that Takuto is a villain for trying to prop up a decrepit system that imprisons people both metaphorically and literally. If a few people get murdered by giant robots in the process, well thats the price of progress. Her song lyrics hint at this theory pretty strongly. Destruction marks a new beginning / For a single life / Even though nobody know that / life still harbors within our hearts / All who see the truth are tied with a bond / Forever
Sakana-chan left the island because she was pregnant... With Head's child of course. Head probably sent her away to the main land because of the obvious parallels between Sora and her. This is why Sakana-chan threw away her clothes because they were getting too tight for her. She doesn't know about Sora so she just says "it didn't work out."
Sugata didn't fall into a deep slumber nor died not because of Takuto, but because of Keito.Her maiden powers, together with her overflowing libido, might have passed the energy onto him (during her "adventures"), allowing him to have enough libido to survive his first apprivoise.
The Maidens are related to the four seasonsIt goes like this: North - Winter, East - Spring, West - Fall. At least three maidens are seen remarking that the wind of their season has come when they're the major focus of the story arc. Also, it shows that the series is averting Comic Book Time entirely: Sakana and Wako sing when it's spring, the beginning of the school year. Mizuno sings during the summer term, and Keito sings in the autumn.
Mizuno's ability to see Takuto's flashback was caused by two Cybodies. Her first phase is to create a sister/clone, who in turn apprivoised with Ayingott. Ayingott's ability was primarily 'looking for the maidens', but that could easily be extended to a general divination ability. So looking at Takuto's backstory wouldn't be out of place as a first phase.
Head is a Reverse MoleAt this point everything he did only makes things harder for Crux. He set them up to compete for leadership, put Marino in charge of finding West Maiden, practically sealing their only way to reach Third Phase and convinced Sugata to use his powers to help Takuto. It seems like he doesn't want Crux to win and does everything to torpedo their every chance to defeat Tauburn. Maybe he and Takuto really works together to take it down?
Head somehow benefits from Crux defeatsAlternative to theory above. Head wants Takuto to destroy all Crux Cybodies. Maybe he sacrifices them through the battles to empower himself or something else, or drains the power from pilot's emotions or fights themselves. Or maybe he wants Takuto and/or Sugata to reach certain level on power, at which he will use them in his real plan?
Head will use Sugata in his Cybody as Shinada didIn the new opening, there is a blue cybody that looks like Tauburn using the sword that Sugata once gave to Tauburn. He is talking to Sugata too, slowly, to use him in his battle against Takuto and as Head is, maybe, the strongest of Kiraboshi he will avoid giving the Cybody's control to Sugata.
Takuto, Sugata, or some other protagoinst will die during the final episodes.Despite evidence that Star Driver is a series where Nobody Can Die, there's been quite a few background characters that have done so (ex. the previous owners of the King Cybody that 'never woke up'), and a flashback in Episode 16 shows Takuto attending his friend Natsuo's funeral.] And wouldn't something like this be the perfect spark to ignite a last-minute drama bomb?
Head has stolen Takuto's father's bodyAs well as all his abilities, mark and painting skills. He currently wants to do the same with Sugata. Also, Takuto's father is now trapped in Vice President's body.
Marino was real... until she got into AyingottAnyingott basically retconned her existence into an illusion creature by Mizuno but because it was still only in the second phase and because it was destroyed the effect wore off once Mizuno left the island. Ayingott was destroyed in the first place because this wasn't the first time that it had done strange things to its pilot.
Shingo will end up as the Big BadTokio didn't seem to distance himself from Sora and Ryousuke until after his appearance with Shingo, where it's implied that Tokio seduced him to access his mark. However, Shingo could have been manipulating Tokio, planting something in him to exacerbate his resentment of Ryousuke and Icaro, causing him to abandon Sora and succumb to his ambition. Shingo then betrays Tokio, falling into a coma to preserve his mark, while waiting for his plan to come to fruition...
Takuto will die in the final battleOr Ascended To A Higher Plane Of Existence
The other Crux members (Adult Bank, Filament) will team up with Takuto to bring down Vanishing Age
Everything was a plan by Fukubuchou.Because Star Driver always pokes a bit of fun of some tropes and pop culture elements. So, why not poking fun of Puella Magi Madoka Magica as well and make the apparently cute critter as the evil mastermind?
Takuto will lose the final battle.He's up against the most powerful Cybody, Samekh, plus his dad, who supposedly has one the strongest warrior Cybodies. From a meta perspective, the most earth-shattering plot twist the show can have is if The Bad Guy Wins; this time there will be no New Powers as the Plot Demands, heck, they probably used that trope just so they can subvert it now! Additionally, there's still a bunch of plot threads still waiting to be explored. Which leads to my next WMG...
There will be a second season for Star Driver.
Takuto doesn't have a first phase...because he has no markHis family doesn't have a mark, it is a lie takuto's grandfather tell to him and Head. Takuto is able to enter in zero time because of his extreme levels of libido...
The serie is All Just a DreamIn the climax of the final battle...Takuto will awake from the accident were he made his scar, discovering that everything was just a dream, he never knew Sugata and Wako, he never fought against Glitterning star in a FABULOUS style and a FABULOUS mecha, he never become a Chick Magnet and never kissed a girl...until his grandfather tell him the exactly same words showed in Takuto's flashback
Grand Unifying Guesses
Zero Time and Cybodies were created by the events of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.Remember the Megaton Punch that made one of Anti Spiral's constructs break through the reality? What we have seen in hole it created looked similar to Zero Time. That construct was sent to the Star Driver Universe and Cybodies were created by reverse engineering its technology, just like Laganns. Zero Time is a link between both Universes and Cybodies work only there, because it's full of Spiral Power, leaking from the TTGL Universe.
Sugata is an alternate version of LelouchThey have the same voice actor, they are from royalty (Sugata's cybody is called "King of the Cybodies" for something...) the two are pretty...close to his best friend, both has a cool power, in some way relationated with the word "King". An, more important, both of them have their own army with mask's!
The north Maiden is Eureka, either in the past or the futureSeriously, the likeness is frightening. Did Eureka Seven ever say why Eureka was made the way she was?
Utena is Takuto's motherwhere to start...
The Cybodies are Daleks...or at least some other menace from the Doctor Who milieu. The Book of the War spells it out:
The enemy is known to be capable of creating an artificial form of time, known as "zero time," which in effect adds extra time in which to re-fight a battle yet again.
Star Driver happen in the same universe as UtenaAnd, befire the serie ends, we will see a cameo of Utena.
Star Driver is based on Cthulhu MythosWith Samekh being either counterpart for:
Fukubuchou and Sarina are from the same planet as Kyubey.But instead of contracting little girls to gather their energy, they decided to take energy from the libido of slightly older teenagers (and a few adults) of both genders.