Theories on the nature of the ValvraveThe thing turned Haruto into a flipping vampire! There's got to be more to it than just a Super Prototype or highly powerful experimental weapon. And why was it hidden under a high school of all places?
Who will pilot the other Valvraves?Ok, so the official site has been updated, including its mechanic page. Aside from changing Valvrave's (or, should we say, Valvrave One's) section, it added in entries for Valvrave Three-Six, which appeared in the opening, with Valvrave Two explicitly missing, which will probably be important to the plot. So, anybody have ideas on who will be their pilots?
The world of Valvrave is a metaphor for the Cold War.
What's D-Zero?At the stinger L-Elf mentions D-Zero to Haruto. So, is D-Zero Haruto's alternate name? Like Haruto has his memory wiped in the past and assumes a new identity (as Haruto?)
Shouko isn't dead.I feel like this is pretty obvious since they Never Found the Body. I mean making it even more obvious is that the laser didn't make direct impact on her, and just flung debris towards her and the camera. My guess is she'll turn up half-way through the series with amnesia or brainwashed against Haruto. Plus there's parts of the OP where it seems like she'd easily fit in once she comes back.
Pink-haired girl in the opening◊ is related somehow to L-Elf's past.
Valvrave Two will be orangeLook at the exact colors of the Valvraves. Valvrave One is Red. Valvrave Three is yellow. Valvrave Four is green. Valvrave Five is Blue. I would also assume that Valvrave Six is Indigo. That would create a rainbow if Valvrave Two were orange. This also leads me to predict that there will be a violet Valvrave Seven.
The girl in Valvrave's humanity questionShe can be seen again in the OP and ED. In the ED there is dismantled/deformed Valvrave from which the camera pans up to see the end of her extremely long hair. It pans up some more and there is the symbol for the Valvrave. Pan up some more and there is the girl, who looks a humanized (or demechanized) form of the Valvrave. That is a lot of detail/focus on a trivial image.
L-Elf will (at least attempt to) assassinate Shoko. After the events of Episode 4, Shoko has proven to be a major Spanner in the Works to L-Elf's plans, and therefore a threat to him.
Theories on the leader of the ARUS.We've only seen him on screen on two separate occasions so far, but it's safe to assume that he's going to have a major effect on the plot. So what? What are his motivations? His goals? Dorsia is as easy to read as an open book—all they want is world domination, but what about the head of a group of people who are united economically?
L-Elf can literally predict the futureWhen he calls himself prophetic he wasn't just being smug. He formed a contract with some magic person that gives him limited future-vision. It's how he pulls off his crazy Xanatos Gambits. Haruto forming a contract with Valvrave is seriously throwing off his visions though, which is why he laughs at the end of Episode 4. He hasn't felt so unsure of the future for a long time.
Valvrave is in the Code Geass world, but in the future.It had to be said. Clearly, the body switching ability is related to Geass, the girl we see on Valvrave's screen is connected to Codes (and possibly inside the core, but that's another WMG), JIOR was formed when Japan joined with the Black Knights' former allies China and India, Dorssia is the EU which never properly demilitarized even after Nunnally changed Britannia into the basis for ARUS, etc. I guess the sakuradite stocks ran out eventually, so Knightmare frames were no longer practical or possible.
Not only is Valvrave in the future of Code Geass, but L-Elf is the future of Lelouch.The end of R2 strongly implied that Lelouch took C.C.'s immortality. Now, years in the future, we have another rebel against another oppressive militaristic government. One who displays the exact same style of chessmastery; like Zero he will always win if he knows the pieces on the board and the other players involved, and his pieces follow his commands, but rapidly falls apart when unknown factors enter into it. He fights like he's been practicing for decades, makes similar oversights to Zero, does things which should be impossible for a man who can be killed regardless of his skill (like winning alone against a full brigade), etc. When he encounters people with outright magical powers, he doesn't even display surprise, just learns what he can of their capabilities and adjusts his plans accordingly, as if experienced with such matters. L-Elf? or L.L.?
Alternatively, L-Elf is reincarnated from Lelouch, and Shoko is ShirleyThey can be together in this life... Which would make her an ancestor of L-Elf's descendant, the young prince in the year 211. Yes, I'm saying Shoko is the Founder of the Third Galactic Empire, not Haruto or whoever. (Crunchyroll's subs using "he" was conjecture, there's no implied gender in the Japanese script of that scene (s1e12)). Everyone trusts her as a leader, and at this point, more people probably do expect her to die than don't. Also, I think Aina filled the Shirley/Hare role there (death to motivate heroes).
The pilots powers depend upon which valvrave unit they contracted withEssentialy the unit gives its pilots abilities which aid in pilting the unit. Since Valvrave one is more of a jack of all trades it gave Haruto a fairly flexible power more suited to influencing events around him. Other valvrave units give different powers i.e. unit 3 may give powers related to prediction or analysing the battle, to go along with its (supposed) role of fire support.
Haruto's body swapping powersIf his original body is damaged (or even killed) it will revive, regenerate, and attack the person who attacked him.
L-Elf will fall for ShokoIf the opening tells us anything, Shoko and Saki are the two main heroines. If Haruto chooses to stay with Saki, then would this point out that L-Elf would fall for Shoko? You can't leave her hanging! Even the ending of episode 4 seem to point out this possibility. If there is anything that Gundam SEED taught me, then it would mean the two main protagonists((Haruto and L-Elf being the Deuteragonist))is going to fall for one of the two main Heroines.
Saki will pull a Face-Heel TurnSomething about her personality and the whole secret deal with Haruto bit makes me feel very uneasy about her. She seems like a prime candidate to cause Haruto a great deal of trouble whether unintentionally or intentionally.
A-Drei is a Dorssian prince and he is related to Liselotte somehowFirst, it is implied in episode 4 that A-Drei is a prince. When A-Drei was getting impatient because the Valvrave wasn't coming out, H-Neun told him to not "be impatient, prince". He replies by saying "it's 'flight lieutenent', that's what I am right now." gg subs probably translated "prince" as "princess" for the sake of comedy, but if you listen carefully he did call A-Drei a "prince." The word "princess" also doesn't make sense in context because A-Drei basically says "I am a prince, but don't call me that, I'm working." Replacing prince with princess in that sentence kinda seems strange. Second, in episode 5, Liselotte is shown in an extravagant, pink room made for a princess, she has the appearance of a princess, she dresses like one. I don't have much proof because she's only made ONE THREE SECOND appearance, but hey, its kinda obvious that she's a princess. Now, if A-Drei is a Dorssian prince and Liselotte is a Dorssian princess, who says that they are not related? And the by 0.009 % chance that all of this is true, then L-Elf probably met Liselotte because of A-Drei or vice versa.
Shouko will die by the end of the first season.Although I do like Shouko, I feel that her death is necessary in order to get the plot rolling. I think that she kind of represents Haruto's humanity. When Haruto had thought that she was dead he had given up his humanity and went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Dorssians. When she was confirmed alive he basically reverted to the way he was and now we're stuck in this school arc. If she's around then he'll probably never make a contract with L-Elf and we'll be stuck in this school arc forever. There's also the fact that she appears on the new ending "Soba ni Iru yo (I will always be with you)" cover art as a ghost◊(which will start playing in episode 7) and in the official sound track she is completely separated from the other main characters◊. That's never a good sign.
The pilot of Valvrave IV (the green one) will die.
There will be a body swap between Saki and Shouko which gets one of them killedA sort of combination off-shoot of the above two guesses. No doubt Love Triangle + Body Surf = Crazy Shenanigans. One of them will probably confess to Haruto, but in the others body causing much drama à la Kokoro Connect. This will culminate in either a Murder the Hypotenuse situation where one girl leads the other into her death, or a Heroic Sacrifice where one girl swaps body last minute with the dying girl.
If Valvrave is included in Super Robot Wars...The producers will pull a serious Fix Fic on the entire series. Or maybe it'll be paired up with Code Geass for hillarity.
Future Saki is ShoukoRelated to the last-minute-before-death body swapping teory above. Future Saki somewhat gave a diferent feeling from the one of the present. Saki would change bodies with Souko to save her, making Shouko promise to defend the earth or something like that, a promise that Shouko would follow forever, if needed. Future Saki looks pretty Genki Girl, contrasting with she usually behaves.
What if someone answers No to the Valvrave's humanity question?If you read the text above the question in episode 1 it says, "You must answer the following question. . ." It never says that you must say yes, so what happens if you say no?
The whole "wife" thing.So in episode eight Takumi looks at some of the incomplete Valvraves and says that "I can hear her—our bride!" Either that or it was Cain's voiceover during the scene with Takumi. Either way, I theorize that the bride in question is the girl in the Valvrave's humanity question. But what does he mean by bride?
Who is "Doctor Tokishima"?In episode 5, when he is looking at Valvrave One, Kibukawa mentions a "Doctor Tokishima" who apparently was responsible for developing the units. Who is Doctor Tokishima? What is/was his/her relationship with Haruto?
Cain is the pilot of the Valvrave Mk. IICain has a Magius mark. There's one orange Valvrave missing from the line-up. Just putting those two things together. Also, it seems strange that the second Valvrave is the mysterious missing one. But it kinda makes sense if Mk. II had a connection to the Mk. I, which apparently contains an entity that Cain considers his "wife".
Haruto's Valvrave is special...We have more than one visual confirmation that Haruto's Valvrave is the only one which has the AI Girl in the weird outfit, and there are hints that Cain considers one of the mechs to be his wife. Haruto is the only Magius so far to also freak out, get those strange markings, and attempt to bite someone against his will. He might be the only pilot to have been severely injured so far, but he's also the only one to have freaked out when not injured.
Either Saki or Kyuma will kill Q-vert.When that happens, Q-vert will basically have a Villainous Breakdown And be screaming, begging for his life.
L-Elf is LedoWhile L-Elf was released from prison, he ventured off into another colony that was already in a war with aliens. He took on the name, "Ledo" and earned his skills as a soldier. He met a boy which reminded him of himself, and even went far enough to call him his own brother. His death reminded L-Elf that all defectives must be eliminated, and the most efficient route is necessary. But he will do it without a single life (His comrades) to be wasted in the process. After he finishes the war, (The events of Gargantia) he returns to DORSSIA with his new found abilities. His revolution will be a success.
The future is not what it seemsThe first thought (based on Episode 7) is that Saki and the other "Golden Seven" members are rebels. It is not so. In fact, L-Elf's revolution was a success. "Golden Seven" are Freelance Aces that usually help said Reich, only occasionally working together, though. The situation shown in the beginning of Episode 7 was a tail end of an altercation where Saki was a rearguard for evacuating colony (pirate attack is to blame) and she is finishing off the last pursuer.
Body Snatching goes both waysMeaning, it's possible for Valvrave pilots to bite someone and absorb their soul, rather than transfer their own. And it will be shown in an appropriately dramatic manner.
Akira will pilot the last Valvrave.Confirmed in Episode 12.
Cain's relationship with the current Dorsian Fuhrer will turn out to be a Generation Xerox with L-Elf and Haruto's relationship.Right down to the former being a skilled tactician and leader, and the latter being a Magius.
Shoko won't tell Haruto about her father.She won't tell him because she doesn't want him to angst over it. But he'll find out anyways and angst about it even more because she didn't tell him.
The Valvraves will gain their gold parts after the marriage.This will happen because its the final step in the Valvrave plan to get the units or the pilots to reproduce.
"Liberator" and "Revealing the truth of the world" refer to putting an end to the Ancient Conspiracy of the Magius. And we can assume based on the flashfowards that it's going to be successful in its duty. But what are the Magius and what are their goals? What to they gain from manipulating these great conflicts and trying to get ahold of the Valvraves?
The child that future Saki was talking to was...
There will be a third seasonThe second season will end with the creation of the Third Galactic Empire (mentioned in the flashbacks in episode 7 and episode 11). Then there will be a third season that shows the battles between the Empire and the Valvraves.
The pendant future saki carries in episode 12 contains Valvrave I A.I.
Theories on the picture in the pendant Future!Saki wears and the promise that she made to him/her.
The Magius's plan to control the world may have been worse than we ever imagined, especially if they want to summon something....bigWhen the Magius were revealed to be the Bigger Bad in the series, we can assume they were planning to do a New World Order around and Dyson Sphere and kill everyone who opposes them, especially the JIORians. It can be stated that their bigger plan is to summon what is supposed to be the Valvrave equivalent of Satan. AND IT'S GONNA GET UGLY IF THAT HAPPENS! And will cause controversy in the religious department.
H-Neun will pull a Heel-Face Turn
Shouko or Takahi Will get a visit from Valvrape the Penetrator
L-Elf was a member of the previous Dorsian royal family.The Dorsian Furher offhandedly mentions a "revolution" with Cain at the start of season two. He took the throne by force, and the reason a child like L-Elf was being sent to some sort of prison camp was because he was a member of the previous royal family. This could also mean that the white-haired prince we see in the flash-fowards is either his child or grandchild, and that at the end of the series, he and his family will be placed back in power after having won the war.
Marie was the first KamitsukiThis one just seems obvious. In the Flashforward of episode 15, Saki is talking about a girl, but doesn't mention the name. Given the revelation at the end of the episode, and Marie's youth, I figure this makes her a solid candidate.
Cain and the Valvrave AIs are working towards an assimilation plotWell, who does Marie remind you of from this writer's previous work? Which would make Pino... Not that the AIs are Haruto or L-Elf's parents or anything, just that they're the ones with a similar mission.
the Dorrsian team's letter-number names are a codeNo, not that type of Code. Maybe also with the letters that correspond to the numbers (or vice-versa). They're L11, A3, Q4, H9, X1.
The FlashForwards that feature Saki is actually the future where Haruto succeeded in unifying all humans under one empire.Saki continues to live roughly 200 years after the main storyline, is referred to by a hostile pilot as a member of "The Golden Generation" and is now the caretaker of a child that looks like L-Elf, whom she refers to as "Prince." Surprisingly, Satomi Renbokoji, is also alive and apparently has not aged during that time and states that the prince's godmother is a Renbokoji as well, hinting that Akira is also alive during that time. Further details to this WMG are as follows.
H-Neun was turned into a MagiusAs dramatic his supposed death was and that they Never Found the Body, given the nature of the show, would mean there is much more to his death. X-Eins seemed to have found Cain much later than H-Neun confronted Cain hints that something could have happened. Cain commented that the ritual must be started over might mean that one has already taken place or begun.
Cain is secretly working against the Magius.First off, even though Cain seems to be the Magius' mole in Dorssia, the Magius don't seem to know a lot about the Valraves despite Cain's seemingly in depth knowledge, suggesting that he's hiding their true nature from them. Also, it's possible he deliberately allowed H-Neun to infiltrate the castle and inadvertently disrupt the ritual to possess X-Eins in order to prevent to the Magius from taking control of his subordinates. Why he is doing this is yet to be seen.
Pino will perform a Heel-Face Turn.Her time along side the Jiorans of Module 77 and with Haruto will convince her that the way that the Council of 101 are doing things is only causing people to suffer, and possibly convince her brother to be good as well.