Auldrant is Derris-Kharlan
Tales Of The Abyss takes place in Tales of Phantasia's negative mirror universe, and the God Generals are the evil versions of the Phantasia cast.
Van and Tear aren't real siblings
Deader Than Dead is the end of all Non-Seventh Fonists
The Zao Ruins were built by Dorfs.
There will be an Enhanced Remake of the 3DS Version on a Sony systemBecause Namco LOVES Sony, and they love to give the middle finger to Nintendo, Microsoft, NA, and PAL Territories. (PAL especially.)
Leia is the living reincarnation of the real Natalia.
The Score doesn't actually say anything.The Score is just sound, and a Scorer reading it is analogous to a fortune teller reading tarot cards, but with notes and chords instead of pictures. It explains why the Score is vague on important things like the world's future, yet detailed enough to tell people what to cook for dinner, and completely leaves out important things like fomicry. Yulia developed the guideline for interpreting the seventh fonon, and the Planet Score is just her personal interpretation of what she observed when she asked "what does the future hold?," and nobody ever questioned it because the Order of Lorelei has a monopoly on Scorers and questioning Yulia would be heresy. The Score is purely a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, and the characters aren't screwing destiny because there isn't actually any destiny to screw.
Noelle is psychic.Whenever you leave the Albiore in the middle of a continent, if you go to any port and "depart", you'll be in the Albiore outside said port. Even if you park it in Yulia City and take the Yulia Road to Daath, she'll fly to the Outer Lands to pick you up. While this may be explained by her just figuring if you're not in the city, Daath is the only other place you could be, this is not the only evidence. If you're on the Kimlascan continent, you can either depart from Baticul or go through the marsh and depart from Sheridan; either way, she's at whichever one you go to. If you go halfway into the marsh (from the Baticul side) and then head back to Baticul, she'll be waiting for you there. This means she's not just heading to the other side if you take too long, she knows where you're going and decides to meet you there.
Lorelei knows Luke & Asch's names because......They're mentally linked, and a person's identity tends to be among their strongest memories. Lorelei can read their identities from their minds, but their other memories (including others' names) are too faint for it to read. Hence referring to Van as "one who would seize glory": it didn't know his actual name.
Cheagles earn their names, and until they do so, are simply called 'Mieu' until thenThis explains why Mieu was so pleased when Luke gave him the "name" Thing. He mentions in two skits ("Mieu's Name" and "Luke Overdoing Things") that he's pleased to have the name, and considers it a good name. Mieu is, aafter all, the word they say to communicate.
Arietta and Anise used to be friends, before Arietta was replaced as Fon Master Guardian by Anise.I really get this vibe when Arietta and Anise are talking. Anise, for her part, definitely does not hate Arietta, whatever she says. When Ion goes to tell Arietta he's a replica, Anise stops him, because as Largo says, Arietta would have killed herself if she knew her Ion was dead and replaced by a replica, let alone that she was working alongside one., and as it stands, she goes little more than berserk when the Ion of the story dies. When Arietta "dies" at Mt. Roneal, Anise cries. When defeating her again, Anise is still sad, but pretends otherwise. And yet again, in the Abyss lab, when defeating her replica, Anise is visibly upset by having to kill her again and again. Anise accepts Arietta's duel simply because it's the only thing Arietta chose for herself, the one time Arietta was not Van's puppet. Arietta repeatedly calls Anise a traitor, and hates her for replacing her as Ion's closest and most personal guardian. Arietta harbours a deeper hatred for Anise than the people actually responsible for killing her "mommy". In battles against her, at least for me, she seems to target Anise the most. Yet there's just something in their dynamic that makes me think they were once friends, even good friends. Likely Anise saw how Arietta was so shy, meek, and lonely, and taught her some of her spells, which explains why they share spells, to protect herself and make herself more useful as a guardian to the Fon Master. They never really talk like they were enemies from the start, like Luke and Asch. They have a dynamic more like Jade and Dist, that of old friends gone sour.
Jade was never supposed to be born.Jade was the one who created the very thing that threw the Score off track, the person who created fomicry, which would have led to the planet's ultimate demise, which was originally supposed to happen through miasma "turning the world to dust", presumably from seeping up through cracks, and the places where Hod and Akzeriuth fell, meaning that Van's replica land was not foreseen, despite what Lorelei implies when speaking with Luke at the very end. Jade was the one who threw the Score off track, not Luke.
Humans on Auldrant age half as fast as humans on EarthIf you look at a book in the Daath library, you can read that one year on Auldrant is approximatively twice as long as a year on Earth. However, characters don't seem to be twice as old as their given age would be.