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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.
Wakfu
Quilby is the Eliatrope of Death
When Quilby explains the council of twelve he gives each one role or distinct feature. Grougaloragran and Chibi were for example in charge of technology and could be considered the Eliatropes version of blacksmiths. What if Quilby's feature/role was to actually defend the Eliatropes and when he told Yugo about his part, he just switched their places. It was always Quilby that wanted to explore and defend his home. He can remember any threat and is by far the most powerfull of the Eliatropes, not counting the dragons. This also explains why he despises his own people. He probably never got the respect he deserved and also grew tired of seeing his people waste the safety he made possible. Repeat that process for thousands of years or since time began and you would also do a tantrum.

Under Yugo's hat is...
(The following are all Jossed; in episode 26 of season 2 it shows that there are wings under his hat.)

Why Yugo was so persistent with keeping his hat on
The Wakfu wings under Yugo's hat revealed in season 2 finale justify why he is so persistent to keep his trademark hat on, as episode 8 in season 2 proves (he forbade even his friends from looking at him when he had to take his hat off). This troper thinks that since the Wakfu wings tell him glaringly apart from, say, Enutrof kids (his adoptive father is an Enutrof so it's possible that Yugo originally thought he was one too), it caused that Yugo wanted to avoid being bullied by kids and thus covered his head.
  • On the other hand, all Eliatropes appear to keep their hats on by default. Perhaps keeping your head covered has other benefits...
    • Maybe the Wakfu wings are directly connected to Eliatropes' inner Wakfu systems, and thus they are their weak parts? And that's why it is better not to let the enemies to know about those wings?
    • Simple surprise momentum? "HAA! Surprise surprise, enemy, I can fly!"
    • The wings drain their Wakfu when exposed, and that's why they prefer to cover them when not needing them?
  • A curious thing is that how it was possible that his father sewed him a hat that is exactly like those that Eliatropes usedů perhaps Grougaloragran gave a hint?
    • Fridge Brilliance: Actually, Alibert didn't sew it: Baby!Yugo was using his future hat a baby sleeping bag when Grougaloragran brought him! So when Yugo grew out of it, he started to use it as a hat.
  • Another curious thing: Eliatrope babies do not appear to have Wakfu wings. Perhaps they develop later when the kid grows up?
  • What is the meaning of the longer part of an Eliatrope hat, then? Does it hide something, too? Or is it just a cultural thing?
    • As said earlier, it can be also used as a baby sleeping bag.
    • So do they use their hats literally all their lives?

Nox was actually the Unwitting Pawn for the Eliacube all along
The Eliacube really is sentient and telepathic. And not very nice. All it cares about is being reunited with the Eliatrope and thus seeks to get its attention. As a result, all the business with turning a simple watchmaker into an Omnicidal Maniac was nothing more than an elaborate Batman Gambit in order to attract the attention of The Eliatrope. It was perfectly capable of traveling back 200 years in time with all that Wakfu, but 20 minutes was all it needed in order to achieve its own objective. The only reason it bothered traveling back in time at all was because Nox had got a little out of hand and was going to kill Yugo unless the wind was taken out of his sails.
  • Alternatively, the voice in the Eliacube was Qilby, trying to get enough wakfu to escape from the cube.

The show is based on an MMO, so Nox can just respawn, right? Right?
  • More than just hiding, this troper thinks Nox just got rid of his armor. There's a small, and by small, I mean remotely, metaphorically, theoretically small chance that Nox got a little of his "humanity" back (or whatever it's called to "being more friendly and not just a cold, merciless Omnicidal Maniac" in his character class) when he saw how Yugo stopped the Sadida from beating the shit out of him after seeing Nox cry. Therefore, getting rid of his armor in front of his family's graves is more like a metaphor of how he stripped down of his cold, senseless mantle to start behaving more like a person leaving his painful past behind.

In season 2, there will be a love triangle between...
Evangelyne, Sadlygrove and Remington and Sadlygrove will win. We know from S.2.E.2. that Sadlygrove has survived so why not?
  • Well yeah, I don't see it (and don't want it) happening for two reasons: first of all, Remington has been seen as the type of villain who does most of his thing just For the Evulz, and because he is more devoted to his shushu hunter stuff. Granted, looks like he may be a seventh ranger for the heroes, and granted, this season and his character are just beginning to appear, but it doesn't seem like he's gonna be teaming up with them everytime they meet (which doesn't stop him from being badass anyway). But most importantly... the shippers, good LORD the goddamn psychotic shippers. I mean, come on: this series is awesome as it is: the Brotherhood of Tofu fighting the bad guys with a little romance from two people that DOES NOT take the main focus in the plot. There's no need at all to make it a Love Triangle and start reading senseless, thesis-long essays from, and let me repeat it: psychotic fans about how X or Y is the One True Pairing for Z. So... no, I hope not.
    • Jossed pretty hard. Remington tries to flirt with Eva, but she's not having it.

Qilby is lying about being King of the Eliatropes
Evidence: Qilby is terrified of Yugo and screams "No! You!? Is that really you?" when he first sees him and faints at the sight of him. And Baby Grougaloragran breathes fire in his face when he meets him. Why is that? And isn't it strange that Yugo is only an adventurer in Qilby's flashback while Qilby gets to be the important wise leader? To top it all off Yugo and Adamai sealed Qilby away in a dimensional space "against his will" during Qilby's flashback and he was only released because Yugo and Adamai used the Eliacube. The truth is probably that Yugo was the king and Qilby was a traitor to the king he wanted to be king, but wasn't chosen. He's probably lying to make himself feel better.
  • turns out he was lying.

Extending the previous theory, Qilby will be Big Bad of Season 2.
Simple process of eliminating unlikely candidtates points us to him. Rushu is a Card-Carrying Villain who was partially Played for Laughs in his sole appearance so far, there is no way he can be a successor to a complex and tragic character like Nox. That he plays a major role in the opening is intentional obfuscation on the part of authors. And should only disqualify him, once we remember, that Nox wasn't in Season 1 opening, while some very minor antagonists were. Remington Smisse, even if he has Hidden Depths, is far too incompetent. He's more likely to be the true foe, than Rushu, but not by much. Importantly, both of them aren't connected to Eliatropes, the quest for whom is going to drive even more plot in Season 2, in any way. And there are no other candidates for a big villain so far.

Now, besides the fact that Quilby's behavior is somewhat suspicious, there is circumstantial evidence that points at him. Did someone truly not expect something bad to happen when Adamai guilt-tripped and bullied Yugo into using the Eliacube without saying anything to anyone? That's because the whole process was deliberately framed in a way, generally used to leave the impression of characters' actions being stupid. Seriously, a decision taken because one of the characters was throwing a childish temper tantrum, and another was too soft to say "No" is what usually considered a perfect setup for disaster in fiction. So there is a reason to suspect that the consequences of this decision won't be as beneficial as they seem. Then there is failure of Yugo to extract any sort of useful information from the Eliacube (note, though, that his visions showed a menacing-looking humanoid and attacking dragons, no sign of alien invaders), which left Quilby's words deliberately unconfirmed by any other source. And Quilby's musical theme is just a bit too ominous for a good guy as well.

But most importantly, he's the only man so far who might easily fulfill the criteria of being a complex villain with some connection to the Eliatropes. Due to Yugo, again, failing to learn anything from the Eliacube, he holds all the cards and can easily manipulate the Brotherhood into advancing whatever his plan is, and it is very possible that the Eliacube will be left to him for safekeeping as well, giving him the necessary edge in sheer power. So, he is in a perfect position to become the true Big Bad.

  • About Nox not being in the title sequence... he was in the season 1 finale, as the season 1 credits displayed the Monster of the Week most of the time, even if Nox was really the villan. However, other than that small nitpick, which does not discard your argument about Rushu being in the title as a Red Herring, your argument is perfect and this troper completley agrees. Futhermore this troper believes that Quilby will use Rushu as a distraction and reveal himself as the Big Bad towards the end of the season after getting the heroes and the villan to do exactly what he wants.

  • Confirmed by Islands of Wakfu, Qilby is a traitor and Kills Yugo before the Lu Fus and what we can assume is Ogranax invade. Qilby vanishes onto Mount Zinit and is never directly spoken to during the entirety of the game.
  • It's looking more confirmed within the show itself by Qilby's... suspicious... facial expressions and actions in episode 18. If this is completely confirmed, the reveal is about to occur.
    • Yep, he's the Big Bad. Rushu comes along for the ride too, though.

The Eliatrope children that were sealed away are the same ones in Les Gardiens.
If this is the case, then when Yugo opens the zaap to free them he will find a debris field. And a couple survivors if he's lucky. Since Ankama requires the tears of children to keep its business running...

Mechasms Shall Return
If they still exist, or if they even existed to begin with, the Mechasms will make a major appearance as a potential Big Bad candidate, a three-to-four-parter villain, or as a recurring antagonist.
  • Or even a protagonist, or at least a quest-giver. It would be interesting to see the clockwork people to be the good guys for once.
    • Well, Phaeris said that Quilby is the one who started the war with the Mechasms, and Quilby never actually disputed that point. So, the Mechasms could be nice guys who were tricked into invading by Quilby. Or, they really could be an evil empire, and Quilby offered up the planet for conquest Or, they could even be Starfish Aliens, and Quilby attracted their attention.

The Eliatrope Children weren't sealed away at all the mechasm were
Because Rule of Drama demands it. Related to the Qilby theories above. When Yugo opens the zaap to free the children the Mechasm (or maybe just Orgonax) will be released to rain hell upon the world again instead. If this is true though it could result in a Bad Ending for the world of Wakfu
  • Jossed. It's the kids and nothing but. Sadly, they can't get freed just yet.

Adamai (and by extension, all dragons) can manipulate Stasis as easily as Wafku
Adamai's energy-empowered martial arts glow more purple than blue during his fight with Igole. Plus, Stasis seems to be anti-wakfu, so is probably a more efficient source of power than Wakfu when you are going for purely destructive ends.

The Eliacube has been corrupted in some way by the Mechasm
Nox used the Eliacube as the basis for all his magitek. Yet, for some reason, everything he builds far more closely resembles Mechasm devices than Eliatrope ones.

The Mechasms are the Shushus
Assuming that the Mechasms are actually real, they share a great deal in common with the Shushus. Both have an unsatable lust for destruction and the Mechasms could easily have been weakened or propagated into or otherwise become the Shushus.
  • Expanding the theory that the Mechasms were sealed in the Eliacube, Rushu says something about using portals to go to the Shushu world. And, as far as we know, only Eliatropes can make portals (the Zaap portals are a Eliatrope's device).
  • Jossed: Rushu Hour, The Eighth of the Dofus Manga series reveals that it was two human brothers named Karibd and Silar who broke into Rushu's World using Eliatrope Magic (learned from an ancient book) to unleash the Shushus on the World of Twelve and thereby exacting vengeance on those that murdered their family.

The Noximilien bonus episode is told through an Unreliable Narrator, Through the Eyes of Madness
Besides the Mind Screw art style, there are just too many contradictions between the bonus episode and the show proper. A jarring example of this is the radical differences in character design - especially of Nox's wife and Igole - but what bothered me the most is the fate of Nox's family. The last clip of season one has a shot of their grave, but the episode establishes that they disappeared in a flood caused by Ogrest's Chaos, meaning there shouldn't BE a grave.

Thus, it's possible that the episode isn't a legitimate account of Nox's Start of Darkness - just Nox's blurry memories of it, coming from an already broken, tortured mind. The truth is probably much more gruesome, with Nox having a more direct involvement in his own family's deaths. Even if Nox is still at fault, he would much prefer the final blow to come from Ogrest, not him.
  • Just because he doesn't have the bodies, doesn't mean he can't make graves to remember them by.

The Shukrute is the Nether from Minecraft
Lava everywhere, lots of red, it's "hell"...there's no ghasts because they're terrified of Rushu and no pigmen because they ate them all.
Waking LifeWMG/Western Animation (Series)Wander over Yonder

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