The Entelexia are PokémonBa'ul is explicitly stated- and shown- to have evolved. Presumably, they landed some time ago, having come from whatever planet it is Pokémon originally came from. They leave magic rocks behind due to their systems processing the aer differently than humans, and the planet featured in the Pokémon games is a magicless world. They are also much stronger than usual Pokémon, again due to their unusual physiological reaction to the aer.
Estelle is pregnant with Flynn's childEstelle needing to warn Flynn that he was in danger was all a rouse. Flynn was a rising star in the Imperial Knights. He doesn't need Estelle to come out and tell him about danger. Besides, he was more than capable of handling it himself. No, the reason that she had to sneak out of the castle and associate with a known criminal was that she had just found out that she was pregnant with her and Flynn's illicit love child, and she had to tell him before word began to spread around the court, which would jeopardize Flynn's career and Estelle's chances and succeeding the throne. Of course, she stopped caring once her whole world started to unravel.
Flynn is a replica of Guy from Tales of the AbyssThey look identical. Just look at them◊.
That object in Rita's drawer was...
The game takes place on Derris-Kharlan...before it entered orbit around the planet of Symphonia/Phantasia. The Halure tree is the Great Kharlan tree, which is later to be transplanted. The mana creation, the spirits created, the spirit of the tree... its all too much to be a coincidence.
Kratos and Dhaos were touristsAssumes the above WMG to be true. Kratos appears in the bonus dungeon, and returns for the colosseum along with Dhaos and two people from other dimensions/worlds/timelines. Now, if this game is indeed the dawn of mana, it would truly be an event for the history books, a momentous occasion. Kratos and Dhaos both have access to time travel- Origin, the Eternal Sword, and Thor for Dhaos. At some point, both of them decided that they want to go back and meet the creators of mana and summon spirits, so they asked the relevant parties nicely for a portal and a pickup time a few weeks later. The mysterious bonus dungeon was Kratos going waaay overboard on a magical interview- he was going through their memories as a sort of interview in such a way as to minimize their contact with him and prevent paradoxes.
Terca Lumireis is an ancient form of Aselia, and Tales of Vesperia is a distant prequel to Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Phantasia.Similar to the above theory on Tales of Vesperia taking place on Dherris Kharlan, but with the variables arranged in a different way.
On the other hand, Vesperia is a prequel to Tales of Xillia
Literary Agent Hypothesis: The game is an adaptation of the book Estelle wrote in the credits.Assuming I'm reading the game's made-up runic language correctly, she is writing "Tales of Vesperia" by the end credits. Obviously, it would've been difficult for her given how she spent a quarter of the game being held captive, but that's easily explainable: the party filled her in. This might also justify a lot of the other characters being Out of Focus, and the plot focusing mainly on her and Yuri's exploits.
The giant hole Kowz stands in front of is a portal to the world of Aldurant.Since Ant Lion Man appears in both Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Vesperia, and his home-slice Kowz is running an identical scam as the one he ran in Tales of The Abyss (Drop items into hole, get cool stuff in return) I can only theorize that the hole said items are dropped into is a portal between Tales of The Abyss and Tales of Vesperia.
Karol is related to Lloyd and Presea.He looks like he could be either ancestor ,taking one of earlier WMG about Vesperia being on Dherris-Kharlan,or descendand,if Lloyd or his children happened to end up in Vesperia world (maybe looking for Kratos?) and fathered Karol.As for Presea,she could be his mother or grandparent from different parent than Lloyd's descend.Either that or he would be the distant ancestor to both Presea,her gaining his ability to weld axes at such punny size and Lloyd getting his looks and spirits.(Propably being from Anna's part of family rather than Kratos') Also,he get's Lloyd's costume◊ in PS3 ver.And Klonoa's too which was Presea's costume
Yuri Lowell is a disguised, or reincarnated, prinny.In the japanese version, for Brutal Fang he says "ohh-ee-ssu," something a prinny would say. Not to mention Brutal Fang itself is a spam attack when you use it correctly (sort of like Kenshiro's signature attack and a prinny using his knives).
Yuri can use magic because of his blastia, he just chooses not to (to an extent).It's stated that (for the most part) blastia is the reason why the characters in Tales of Vesperia can use magic. Yuri can use telekinesis, explaining how he can do those cool tricks with his weapon. He decides (with the exception of some things like Azure Edge, Final Gale, the Divine Wolves, etc.) not to use his magic outside of said aforementioned tricks, however, because he's JUST THAT BADASS.
The reason Yuri is so good at twirling his sword and overall looking flashy while fighting is because he was an auxiliary in a high school competition marching band.Many of the tricks Yuri does with his sword greatly resemble tricks auxiliaries will do with flags, staffs, or whatever prop they happen to be using. Go watch a quality competition marching band (not a show band). Watch the auxiliaries. If they're any good, they'll likely be twirling their props around freakishly fast, all the while doing whatever moves they're doing for the drill.
The Adephagos is in fact a being sent by the gods to bring about the apocalypse when humanity becomes too powerful; when one dies, someone or something stronger must replace it after death in order to carry out the cycle of death and rebirth established by the gods.Pretty self-explanatory. The Adephagos was created by the gods to keep humanity from progressing too far. What is a common recurring thing in the Tales series? Some civilization that came long before the current, yet each was destroyed. The explanation? Said civilization became too powerful and was destroyed by the Adephagos. It makes sense. The military and governments of Terca Lumieris were the first to realize the purpose of the Adephagos, and, realizing the immense power of the Children of the Full Moon, began sacrificing them to temporarily hold back the Adephagos, though they were only delaying the inevitable. Along comes Yuri and friends. All this time, the Adephagos has only been held back by sacrifices of other Children of the Full Moon (Estelle's not the only one; the PS3 version confirms this by stating that anyone with pink hair is a Child of the Full Moon, and likely redheads if their color is light enough. This means that Zagi is one as well, and this fact is alluded to in the PS3 version.) This will be explained later. As we know, Yuri manages to kill the Adephagos, making him the only individual strong enough to kill it (Duke is possibly another option, but Yuri was able to defeat him, so...). By killing it, Yuri has disrupted the cycle of death and rebirth. The gods will not let this problem go unattended, and will not allow the crime of breaking the natural order go unpunished. Sometime during Yuri’s travels post-game, he dies either by “natural” means (illness) or gets killed by a deity, angel, or devil in a human form. After his death, he ends up becoming their new bringer of death and destruction. He’s basically no longer human- he’s the Adephagos’ replacement. We all know he doesn’t like killing innocents, so the gods likely very thoroughly brainwashed him or simply use their power to remove his control over his own body while it acts on the wishes of the gods, killing everyone and everything as Yuri’s forced to watch himself kill his friends and/or their progeny as punishment for killing the Adephagos in the first place. And if and when he gets put down, his killer will be the next in line... Sweet dreams.
The Adephagos is a metaphor for pollutionThe Adephagos becomes stronger because of the Blastia being used - the blastia are obviously a metaphor for technology. It's also unintentionally brought about because people didn't know about it, just like how in real life, people didn't realize the consequences of their actions and wound up causing something like the Cuyahoga River fire(s). That actually makes the Green Aesop a little more believable, since Alexei wasn't all "Screw the world I'm getting profit!", he unintentionally brought the Adephagos back.
Yuri, Rita, Judith, and Estelle are the OT4.I must be true because it's awesome.
Karol and Nan are brother and sister.Both Karol and Nan have parents missing from the picture. Said parents were killed by monsters. This caused a change of lifestyle for them, and while Nan began to hate monsters and joined the Hunting Blades, Karol grew fearful and has since cowered from them. Also, it is never stated for a fact that Karol has a crush on Nan, just that he wishes to impress her. Estelle and the others assume it is a crush, but Karol never outright admits it. He also never corrects them, perhaps because he doesn't realize that they believe Karol crushes on Nan, or because he's too embarrassed at their conclusion to do so.
Ring A Bell/Kane wo Narashite is about Yuri and Flynn.Ring A Bell describes the relationship between opposites: Light and dark, up and down, day and dusk. Despite being opposing forces, they're seen as complimentary and inseparable; similarly, Yuri and Flynn's subplot is driven by their differences in outlook and method despite their beliefs being ultimately the same. Of course, their differences are played up in their appearances as well: The black-haired, dark-eyed, dark-clothed Yuri is plainly the dark/shadow aspect ("Although I bare fangs to the dusk"), while the blond-haired, blue-eyed, white-and-blue-wearing Flynn is clearly the light... which is also his elemental affiliation. Fire, as in his PS3 Mystic Arte, is also a derivative of Light and generally utilized by J-media heroes. Note that Kane wo Narashite is also the theme of The First Strike, a movie revolving around Yuri and Flynn's shared yet parallel experience in the Knights (and lacking Estelle, about whom the theme could also concern).
Flynn is a descendant of Aslan Frings and Josette Cecille.He has elements of Frings' personality and bears and Uncanny Family Resemblance to Cecille's relative, Guy Cecil.
Yuri and Flynn are Lelouch and SuzakuBecause Yuri destroys the empire and Flynn reforms it. Without forgetting the rest. Estellise is Euphemia, Rita is Kallen and finally, Karol is Rolo. Wouldn't this make some snse.
Rita Mordio is actually a noble - but probably doesn't realize it.The first place Yuri investigates is "Mordio"'s mansion... In the Noble Quarter of Zaphias. He later finds someone actually named Mordio... Who cannot remember her parents because they died when she was too young. Unlikely to be a coincidence (though the robber was just using the Mordio family name for some advantage).
Judith and Rita are half-sisters.
The reason Raven isn't bothered by the heat in the Desier...is because that's where he was born. Likewise, the reason he dislikes the cold so much is because he was raised in such a hot environment.
The real purpose of Yuri's vigilante plotIt's mentioned on several pages of this article that the plot involving Yuri's vigilante murders gets abruptly dropped in favor of the Adephagos and a Green Aesop. Except...what if it wasn't? What if it was all just set-up for Character Development and the Green Aesop plot to begin with? Think about this for a moment: Yuri gets it into his head that some people are just outright evil or dangerous, a threat to everyone around them, and must be eliminated for the betterment of the world. Doesn't that sound a whole lot like the way Phaeroh viewed Estelle? Doesn't that sound a whole lot like the conclusion Duke had reached about humanity as a whole? In a way, they're being vigilantes too, attempting to pass judgement on others for what they perceive to be noble and righteous reasons. The subplot involving Yuri's vigilante behavior serves two purposes: it helps us, the players, better understand the motivations of those two antagonists because we get to see Yuri reach that same mindset. And it also serves to demonstrate Yuri maturing, as he's repeatedly put into a position where he has to argue against that mindset, for the sake of someone he knows genuinely means well and isn't causing harm intentionally. It shows the flaw in his vigilante mission, where getting so used to having the moral high ground and being able to pass down judgement and execute anyone he perceives to be evil will lead him to acting like Phaeroh and Duke, attempting to kill innocents without giving them a chance to change their ways. It's handled with subtlety, but the connection is there.