The final battle will take place in:The Nether, and it will be reached by going through the nether portal in front of the yogscave. Or in the end, the portal being hidden under the ice in the exact spot where Simon fell in at the beginning (Yogscast, go ahead and steal that idea!)
All the characters with gamertags are real people, possibly the rest of the YogscastThere are at least 20 people on the cast; there are plenty.
Israphel and his minions will be imprisoned in The EndThe only way to escape that dimension is to die.
Israphel isn't the true Big BadIt just seems weird to me that some guy from Terrorvale who was resurrected by a Nether portal would suddenly have control over The Sand, and be the leader of a gigantic horde of monsters, and the God of a large Pagan cult. Perhaps he was a sorceror or a worlock in life, but even so, the idea is still hard to swallow. Therefore, I believe that there is a Man Behind the Man, who is using Israphel as a herald, a vessal, or a general. Who could be the evil behind this conspiracy? My money is on Karpath. He went off with his son Verrigan to fight the Great Evil, and never returned, having supposedly lost his life. It could also be the Great evil.
Based on the above entry, there is a Man Behind the Man. However, it is not KarpathI believe it to be the ultimate evil, the antithesis of good, harmony, and all that is right. The antichrist of Minecraftia and the Brother of Notch himself: The evil HEROBRINE!!
Israphel is IsrafelBecause it's just awesome. Also, their faces look similar. I wonder when Israphel will reveal his ability to split himself into two entities.
Skylord_Lysander is not actually The MoleBased on Skylord_Lysander's character and personality, it just doesn't seem like him to betray the heroes. I believe that the real traitor is Skylord_Jasper, and he framed Lysander. It just seems like that, as Jasper is a very secretive individual. This is further supported by the prophecy made by Madame_Nubescu for Lewis: "You will meet a man in blue and a man in red. Do not trust them, for thay are not who they seem to be." Jasper wears red, and Lysander wears blue. This may mean that They will run into Lysander and Jasper, with the two each claiming the other is evil. Lewis, being The Smart Guy, will remember the prophecy, and realize that Jasper is the evil one.
Israphel isn't an NPC.He's a player character just like Xephos and Honeydew. Like most people who play Minecraft, he likes building weird shit, and like most people who play SMP, he's a bit of a troll. He'd heard about Herobrine and thought it would be funny to do something similar, but when the NPCs and the overarching storyline appeared, he was just as bemused as Simon and Lewis were. And just like how Simon and Lewis have adopted their heroic roles in the story, he decided to go along with his designated role of villain, and recruited a couple of friends to help him (Creeper Boss and Zombie Boss, anyone?). Unfortunately, his enter key is broken, so he can't talk and explain the situation.
The adventure map playthroughs are flashbacks.There's plenty of precedent for this one, considering Survival Island became the tie-in for the second season, and Professor Griswald made it into the Legend of Verigan. Lewis and Simon were only playing Minecraft for about an ingame week before meeting Old Peculier, and yet are heralded as famous heroes? Doesn't make sense, unless stories have spread of their "past" exploits, exploring strange lands, defeating evil monsters, etc. (Although presumably no one knows about the time when Lewis became the Grim Reaper, since they didn't really leave enough survivors to tell tales.)
Israphel can control people with cynicism and the potential for evil in their hearts.This one is quite long, so be ready to be here a while. This could lead to many possibilities for people being possessed, and well as a possible explanation for Skylord_Lysander's Face-Heel Turn. Simon will probably be okay due to his childlike innocence, as well as the fact that he is, in some ways, too stupid to be evil. However, Lewis became the Grim Reaper in "The Journey", so he might have the tiniest bit of evil in him. This may include things like hallucinations of Israphel giving him orders, Simon asking what the hell he is doing and Lewis replying he can't control his character and being unable to log off, occasional lapses in control where Lewis tries to fight off the madness, and Lewis hunting down and trying to kill the other heroes. He will probably be saved from it by Simon or an NPC, fight it off just before making Simon Killed Off for Real, or by being exorcised by Madame_Nubescu, Fumblemore, or Swampy_Bogbeard. If the latter happens, we may see Lewis' character Xephos thrashing around and moving his head in seizure-like jerks. Lewis will then swear revenge on Israphel for what he made him do. He may also be forced to kill a beloved secondary character, such as Knight_Peculier. This will become a Brick Joke, with Israphel trying it again later, only for Lewis to resist easily.
Israphel's plan to get rid of Simon and Lewis involves eliminating the respawn system.Israphel doesn't like the fact that our heroes are functionally immortal. His plan will be to send a minion to sneak over to the checkpoint and surround it with bedrock. This bedrock chamber will be constructed from walls that go all the way from the bottom layer to the top. He will then fill the entire chamber halfway with a sea of lava. This way, if he manages to kill the heroes, they will Respawn in the lava, burn to death within five seconds, respawn again, and burn again, ad infinitum, with no way to escape or die for good.
In the climax of the story, Simon and Lewis will get superpowers.They will both have massively increased defence, damage and knockback(Things they hit will fly back about 7-10 blocks if nothing is in the way). They will also be able to fly, and move 2-3 times faster than a normal NPC. They will use these abilities to destroy an entire army of mobs over the course of a few minutes, OneHitKOing everything. in sight. They will then engage in an epic final battle against a powered up Israphel in The Nether. In addition, Lewis will gain a ridiculously overpowered phaser, and Simon will gain Beard senses. They will then punch out Herobrine.
Reverend John's Son is not the real Israphel, and his corpse is the only thing holding Israphel into this worldReverend John had a vision from Israphel to name his son after him and later on, to get him to be killed. After a few years, John had second thoughts so He built St. Creepers and mourned for his son. When Simon and Lewis came and made their Portal, Israphel came through and found the blasted corpse in the crypt. After instructing Reverend John, He went and made his first appearance. When he disappears, he actually ran down and started construction on his castle. Later, Israphel manipulated the portal so that when Simon and Lewis went through it, they ended up on the island. When Simon and Lewis go to the future, You can see he turned the normal world into the nether after chocking all life from it. This is probably because he can really only survive in netherlike conditions.
There are two IsraphelsIn both Terrorvale and Mistral City, there was a grave with Israphel's name. One being Reverend John's apparent son. Therefore, there are two Israphels in the game, one being the Big Bad, and the other perhaps not. Old Peculier said that John's son died 5 years ago, yet there was also the time Israphel attacked Isabel, so why should Peculier still be in contact (and perhaps friends) with the father of someone who attack Isabel?
One of the four main heroes is going to be Killed Off for RealEpisode 29 of Shadow of Israphel showed that the Yogscast could pull off real drama and horror. What would be more dramatic if one of our heroes died with a Heroic Sacrifice in the final battle? As it would be very unlikely that Xephos and Honeydew would die being THE main characters, that means either Knight_Peculier or Skylord_Lysander. Both have lost their homes and family to Israphel or his followers. They both have more personal reasons for wanting Israphel stopped for good than possibly any other character we've seen and they're both brave enough that they'd make the sacrifice needed to kill Israphel for good.
The Israphel we see is not the true IsraphelThis Israphel is a mere puppet of a corpse, mutated into its current form and controlled by the True Israphel, the Dark Pharaoh Lehparsi. Lehparsi, being sealed off from the outside world by an obsidian barrier, is using Israphel as his avatar.
Lepharsi is the real Big Bad, and Israphel is his vessel.The reason behind the similar names is to give Israphel a Sdrawkcab Name / Meaningful Name. Lepharsi needs a vessel in the surface world to control The Sand, because he cannot leave the Nether. This makes Israphel an evil version of The Chosen One, adding more weight to the "Ultimate battle of good vs evil'' idea.
Knight_Peculier is going to perform The Last Dance with Israphel.In episode 28 of Shadow of Israphel, Lewis and Madame_Nubescu were able to extend Skylord_Baako's life for a few minutes with a rudimentary version of Fumblemore's healing potion with a couple ingredients missing. Knight_Peculier got a much more high quality potion, so his life was extended by, oh, let's say, a month. He realizes this, but is keeping it a secret from the other heroes. He wants to defeat Israphel before he bites it. In the final battle, Knight_Peculier will reveal this to Simon and Lewis, telling them to go on without him. He will then pull a You Shall Not Pass on Israphel's army, holding them off for a little while before being killed by either them or The Taint, So that Simon and Lewis can go destroy some kind of portal or artifact keeping Israphel alive/in this world.
Simon will use bread as a weapon at some point.Come on, who DOESN'T think that would be funny?
Honeydew is a dwarf from Dwarf Fortress.He has quite an impressive beard, his mood occasionally fluctuates wildly, he supposedly loves beer, and has an uncontrolable urge to mine valuble minerals when he sees them. He also has a tendency to die in humorous ways.
The Zeppelin Mod will be used to make the skyhold fly at one point.This won't be done until the bugs are worked out. However, just imagine how epic it could be.
In the final battle, The Cavalry will arriveIn the form of Hannah, Sips, TotalBiscuit, and all of Simon and Lewis' Yogscast buddies. It will include Hannah making a Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner, and when TotalBiscuit is questioned about how he vowed to never play minecraft, he will say "I Lied".
Bruno and Simon will become friends.I'm not sure when this will happen, but I think that sometime in the future, Israphel or one of his minions will attack the carnival or just Bruno. Simon and Lewis will save the carnival/him and he'll say these words to Simon: "You, strong. Strong in heart. And strong in might. Me sorry. Will us be friends?" And the two will make up and Bruno will never cheat again!
Israphel will be defeated by...Simon digging a hole. It may be a hole that will lead to lava, may be a hole surrounded by obsidian, ect. But Simon will dig a hole and cry out "I AM A DWARF AND I DIGGY DIGGIED HOLE!"
The real hero isn't Simon and Lewis...It's Knight_Peculier! We're just looking at the story from Simon and Lewis' point-of-view.
Lewis realized the connection between Israphel and Lehparsi.In Part 22 of Shadow of Israphel, Lewis was dead set on taking refuge from the mobs that were spawning by breaking down the seal on the tomb, until Simon's started breaking it down. He started to reconsider and could be heard saying "Oh", as though he figured something out. Lewis knows there's a connection between Israphel and Lehparsi, he just doesn't want to tell Simon... for some reason.
Fumblemore and Swampy will have a big damn heroes moment togetherAt some point the main characters will be drastically outnumbered and on the brink of death when the brothers arrive at their side and with a mighty shout unleash a bunch of magic (from the Wizardcraft mod). Fumblemore will use the fire spells while Swampy uses the plant and earth spells.
Simon will betray Lewis.The WMG above the one above this one supports this. Simon isn't elaborating on the connection because he wants Lewis to be clueless!!
Next time the heroes battle Israphel, he will have new Bosses.Specifically, an Enderman_Boss, and worse, Silverfish_Boss.
Israphel IS the Sand God, with the God' form being his original body.He possessed Reverend John's son, also named Israphel, to use as a host, but is seeking to simply regain his full power to terrorize the land.
Israphel and/or some other character is a time traveler.There are multiple instances of highly advanced technology that doesn't seem to have been made by dwarves, and Israphel has a grave in at least two locations and a tomb with a Sdrawkcab Name so a time paradox may be happening here.
In the end of everything, everyone who dies will RespawnWhy are Simon and Lewis able to come back after they die, but the NPCs don't? Maybe Israphel has messed with the respawning system of the world, but it hasn't affected our main heroes. So when he is defeated all those who have died will return, hopefully as themselves, and it will be a big happy ending.
Peculiar will meet Herobrine in The Aether.Many people believe Herobrine to be The Grim Reaper himself. Perhaps Herobrine will allow Peculiar to kill Israphel on one condition: He returns to the Aether with Daisy in tow. Tell me what you think.
Knight Peculiar will return from the dead soon
Israphel/ The Sand God or whoever the Bigger Bad iscreated/is linked to creepers. - Israphel has the same face as them. - The first hostile mob the guys saw in Minecraft was a creeper. Maybe it was a spy/avatar looking to summon it's master by hanging around players who were brave (stupid) enough to build a nether portal? - Creepers -> gunpowder, gunpowder -> fuel, fuel -> giant mechanical monster thingies?
If The Sands are a prison, Israphel is the guard
Peculier is also blessed by Notch.
Simon and Lewis will get fed up of the endless complaints and cancel the series.It will be Laser-Guided Karma and nobody will be surprised, except for the same idiots that caused it.
Someone is a clone. Based on the discovery of a cloning facility inside the metal being. I'm going to say it was Israphel.
The reason the next episode of SOI is taking so long is because of 1.3's timing.Cause honestly, I got nothing else.
Pirate Tinman was orignially part of Israphel's armyIf you think about it, it makes perfect sense. In the Bad Future we saw at the beginning of Ep. 25, there was a bunch of evil Tinmen. This implies that there's more than one Tinman out there, but they're all evil. And when Israphel revealed to his army that he was going after Isabel next, Tinman realized who she was and pulled a Heel-Face Turn, found out where she was, and managed to pull of Big Damn Heroes.
The Wither is going to appear as a general in Israphel's army.Think about it. The Wither is a creature of mass destruction, born from the Nether, that exists only to spread pain, misery, and fear. It also only attacks mobs that aren't dead. What do we see in Israphel's army most often? Zombies, skeletons, and other such things. Thusly, the Wither could be Israphel's right-hand man, staying out of the way of conflict until he is needed.
The 'Sunshine of Israpony' mod spotlight is foreshadowing for the real series.
The Yogscast wants to finish the Tekkit series before they get back to work on SOI.Believe me, juggling two storied series at the same time is hard enough. Juggling two storied series that require all the right people to be on one Minecraft server at the same time? With different maps for each? The Yogscast probably wants one out of the way so they can do the other one on a more regular basis.
The Yoglabs series will tie in with Shadow of Israphel.Yoglabs started right off the bat with a cutscene, which isn't what the Yogscast usually do with their other series. There's a lot of scripted scenes, with the little maids taking over Yoglabs and having to redo their combat training. They also introduced an "NPC," Dr. Testificate_MD played by someone else at the Yogscast, just like all the other characters (KP, Fumblemore, etc) in Shadow of Israphel. Simon also asked "is this canon?" at one point, implying that it has story elements, and music from So I played during the Galacticraft episode. Also, I think Lewis has been acting a little weird in Yoglabs. There's a whole bunch of weird experiments, he's suddenly saying they're evil, storing guns up in case the government ever tried to shut them down, and offhandedly mentioning a whole bunch of alien bacteria and monsters that have infected the place. Also, in the Zombiecraft episode, Simon mentions Duncan at one point and Lewis responds with, "Who's Duncan? He doesn't work for us." It feels like they have something planned with Yoglabs, and I think it's Shadow of Israphel.
The real main character of SOI is the unnamed Skylord killed by Vitali.He was the only one who didn't have a name on his grave because that would be spoilers. Also, his grave was the only one Lewis looked inside out of all the dead Skylords. Coincidence? Maybe. But I think he's going to be really important someday, like a beautiful butterfly emerging from a cocoon. He will save us all. He will save Minecraftia. He will save Shadow of Israphel from hiatus. And it will be glorious.
Tekkit and YogCraft
At the end of the Tekkit/YogCraft series, Simon will end the contract between the Yogscast and Sips Co.This would definitely be a hilarious way to end the series. To top it off, Duncan will kill Sips and Sjin and burn their house down to spite them, effectively ruining Sips Co.
In Tekkit, Lewis will realise working for Sips Co will not work out and leave.At this point, he could either rejoin Honeydew Industries or strike out on his own.
The End of the Tekkit Series will be a Dark Horse Victory.....By Rythian. he says during his prequel that he will get his revenge on both Sjin and Duncan, one member per feuding companies. He's Obstucating Stupidity by hiding all of his valuable items inside an inconspicuous alchemy bag, and when the two companies really begin to butt heads, he will regain his Alchemical Empire and ruin both Honeydew Inc. and Sips Co. for something their employees did to him a while back.
Tekkit is somehow connected to SOI, as will be revealed at the end of Tekkit.They did it with a random Survival Island adventure map playthrough, so they could be doing it with Tekkit. This would also explain why SOI hasn't been updated very often, while Tekkit has been updated pretty much daily. My guess is on Tekkit being All Just a Dream for Lewis and/or Simon.
The Tekkit server has two Sips Cos......a Luddite Sips Co founded over a century ago who's a rival to Honeydew Inc., and a Sips Co more willing to use sorting systems founded circa episode 6 of Sips and Sjin's Tekkit series whose base Rythian and Zoey (and possibly others) keep vandalising. There are also two Sipses and Sjins.
Rythian will be defeated with Honeydew Inc and Sips Co forming an Enemy Mine and taking him down.Because that would be awesome.
Eventually, Simon and Lewis will need to talk Rythian down.Because Zoey doesn't seem to be able to appeal to his sense of reason anymore, Duncan's been antagonizing him and Sjin kidnapped his henchmen, these two will try to talk Rythian down. Naturally, they'll screw up somewhere along the way, worsening Rythian's condition and forcing Hannah/Martin/Strippin/someone else to try again.
The possible climax of Rythian's series...A fanfic idea of mine but still a WMG. (UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD) The Enderdragon escapes into the overworld, wreaks havoc, and, considering the Ascended Fanon that Rythian's part Enderman, and the Enderdragon being the ruler of The End and master of all Endermen, the more Rythian's hate for Duncan and Sjin goes and the more Ax-Crazy he gets, the more that Enderdragon can coerce him to attack Sjin and Duncan in an all-out war. Zoey tries to talk to him, but the control's so strong that the entire server bands together, Enemy Mine style and use all means necessary to get rid of the Enderdragon and freeing Rythian.
Lalna / Livid Coffee? Yeah, we've got a split personality thing going on there.It's the only way sometimes that I can make the different portrayals of Duncan's character between Yogcraft and the Blackrock Chronicle series make sense. A lot of it can be explained away by general Cold War behaviour resulting from fear (Duncan's afraid of Rythian's war mongering, so and so builds a deterrent under Blackwork, which unintentionally made things worse because Rythian actually wanted to talk and this just convinced him Lalna was a threat, and the cycle of violence would probably have continued if Rythian hadn't had an epiphany.) This is really interesting from a psychological standpoint but still, there are aspects of their behaviour that don't quite add up overall. However I don't believe it's a strict divide between one personality and the other, at least not anymore. Sometimes it's hard to tell which personality is speaking at any given time. (He jokes about Blackrock Stronghold blowing up in one episode of the Jaffa Factory, while his behaviour in the Tekkit Rebirth series, while (apparently by his own request) villainous, wasn't... insanely unlike his behaviour in the Jaffa Series. This suggests there's some degree of crossover between one personality and the other. I'm not sure if there's an actual medical condition that would account for that. Anyone help me out there? If you count that one fun Halloween animation they had, you can even guess that the idea is being endorsed. We've seen the guy go full on maniacal evil. This is not the general accepted result of eating Jaffa Cakes. No, not even cloned ones.
It wasn't the Nukes which Caused the balance of reality to shift, it was Rythian.Rythian's diary suggests that The Blackrock Chronicle is running with the idea that the three nukes set off under Blackrock Stronghold in the previous series caused a massive shift in magic and power (that really occured due to the series shifting to a different series of mods which don't have the same properties as Tekkit.) This is called the One World Theory by Rythian, and it makes as much sense as anything in Minecraft, but then you read further and realise exactly what he did to save Zoeya◊: apparently using almost all of his power and potential in the process. Wait, weaving the power of the Void and the End into a single word to keep someone alive? Just one word? Isn't that a bit like compressing an ocean into a beer bottle? There is no way that combining the End and the Void and possibly even the Nether if the Half Blaze Zoeya theory is really Ascended Fanon now, would not have consequences. If you're messing with the void then you're messing with the thing that lies beyond reality itself and the other two are pretty powerful realms. Which means there's only one other possibility. It wasn't the nukes that completely changed the world: It was Rythian using all that magic in one go. I'd be willing to bet, based on what Rythian said about the price for saving her and his willingness to pay it, there are yet more consequences to come.
Teep will die...and he will be revived, only as a fossilized version of his former self. Why? Well, Rythian's series is big on Mob Motifs (Rythian is an enderman, and Zoey has had associated with blazes in the past), and Teep is their archer, so it would make sense that he would become a skeleton to complete the motif.
The real reason EE 2 is goneRythian's magic has always been tied to the Equivalent Exchange mod. The nature of "equivalent exchange" is just that: gaining something by giving up something else of equal value. So, it seems likely that the magic Rythian used to bring Zoey back from the dead must have required a similar sacrifice. But Zoey isn't an object; her worth could only be defined in relative terms. Essentially, he would have to give up something worth as much to him as she was. There was only one thing that fit the bill... his magic. So, in accordance with the above theory that Rythian caused the shift rather than the nukes, a massive change swept the world, wiping clean the laws of magic and adding new unstable, dangerous magic in the form of thaumic nodes. These nodes are actually the means by which the magic Rythian gave up was sealed away, and all future magic requires tapping into them and siphoning out some of the lost power. Eventually, perhaps, enough will be released that Equivalent Exchange will return. Probably not until EE 3 is finished.
Rythian didn't just lose his ability to do EE magic...
Kim isn't Strawfingers......As the current theory supposes (and Kim and Sjin are literally egging it on). That would be too simple for either of them. Still they really seem to be implying a connection between the two. Maybe that connection isn't identity based, but creator based. Maybe Strawfingers in some way created Kim, or is at the very least manipulating her towards his own ends. After all if a Scarecrow can come to life and start running around Yogcraftia, who's to say he can't create more of his own kind?
Voltz occurs at the end of the Yogscast Minecraft timeline.I just came up with this out of boredom. Here's the order I suspect it happens in;
Lewis and Duncan were memory wiped by Yoglabs
Simon has been possessed by the ghost of Professor GrizwaldThis is the reason the Simon continues to become more and more hammy, and sometimes breaks out into the Grizwald voice. Grizwald is able to improve Simon's impressions and comedic ability at the cost of causing him to become slowly more scatterbrained than usual.
Alternatively, Honeydew, the character, is a reincarnation of Grizwald.Thus explain why Simon is always going into the Grizwald voice. It's Honeydew going back to his past life's voice.
The heroes' first encounter with an Enderman will not go well.Because really, since when does anything the Yogscast duo do go well? My bet's on Simon being the one to cursor-over the new mob, simply because an Enderman attacking the camera hits a little close to home. And they'll probably see places where the Enderman has griefed the server before they see the Enderman itself.