The first season of Yugioh 5ds takes place in Britania.Not the first to point this out, but the similarities between Code Geass' class descrimination of the 11s and the descrimination of the satelites creates alot of parallels. Plus how hard would it be to imagine that the real source of Aki's powers is a one night stand between Kallen Kozuki and a certain Geass user. How shocking would it really be to find out the Black Knights were somehow involved/responsible for "ZERO" Reverse?
The Machine Emperors are angels, possibly trying to atone for their crimes.Many angels, such as Ramiel, Batariel, Bezaliel, Ananiel, Zaqiel, Shamsiel, Satariel, Turiel, Yomiel, Sariel, etc, end with either -iel/-el. Wisel, Skiel, Grannel. That's -iel, -el, -el. They're mechanized fallen angels. It would also fit the religious perspective, since they do seem to have a belief in finding God and God's will. They might be trying to atone for their crimes and be proper angels again, or something. ((Note that the suffix -iel means "of God".))
The Machine Emperors are Angels or Evas.
Placido's always angry because Jose and Lucciano canceled his World of Warcraft account.That's why he throws temper tantrums like a four-year-old and breaks random things and steals Lucciano's cards and annoys Jose. Because he hates them. He wants to destroy D-Wheels because he thinks they make it so less good raiders are online, so when he finally gets his account back, he'll be able to get a group for ICC.
Bruno is an organic robot or computer created by Placido.Placido wanted the new engine program so that he could create an army of Riding Roids, but he wasn't able to create it on his own. So, he created Bruno, an organic droid, with all of the knowledge of dueling and D-Wheels that the Infinity Trio possesses and a few bits about modern manners to help him function in society. To the average person, this splotchy programming looks like amnesia. Yusei and Bruno, combining their intelligence, quickly and easily invented the new engine, only to have it stolen, which was Placido's intention the whole time. And now, Bruno has been allowed to live with the gang because the bad guys don't need him anymore. Bruno, however, is not a normal robot. He has to be an organic robot, because he's been seen consuming food and sleeping. This doesn't rule out the possibility of him being a robot, though, because science fiction speculates that, in the future, data will be stored in organic DNA molecules using the same principle as the human brain. Also, Placido has been seen manipulating various robots by waving his hand, so creating an organic robot shouldn't be too much of a stretch for him. Bruno is a living being(?) who happens to function as a robot at the same time.
That theme park that Misty and Aki dueled in was built by Ryou Bakura after Kaibaland failed.If you look closely, it says Monster World (his favorite game, in season 0) and I see Pookie as one of the statue-thingies that lined the way in. And then we have a set of mirrors that just seem sinister...
Luciano acts so girly because he was castrated.Luciano is implied to be Italian. As a time-traveler he could be from centuries ago. In the 1700's or so, there were boys who were castrated to sing in the Italian opera. He acts rather oddly. Additionally, he's named after a singer.
Jack, Yuusei and Kiryu were the result of a program to engineer Signers.Two Signers and a Dark Signer just happen to have been friends? Preceding events have demonstrated that 5Ds is set in a dystopian future which is over-reliant on science and technology that no one really understands within the show itself. (Godwin's questioning what the "starting point" of Momentum in 5D4 demonstrates this.) It is possible that Jack, Yuusei and Kiryu were somehow engineered to be able to control their respective dragons.
The Dark Signers sabotaged the first Momentum experiment.We see the failure of the original Momentum experiment in the opening credits of the second season. If you look closely, you can see the Dark Signer's signature Spider birthmark superimposed in the Momentum's core. Then you realize that the Dark Signers' base is in Satellite - the original Domino City post-Momentum meltdown - and that they're determined to destroy the remains of the old city utterly. It's clear that they were the ones who caused the first Momentum experiment to fail.
There WILL be a Sixth Signer!Given that 5D's is partially based on Sentai series, and the elements of the Dragons (Stardust/WIND, Red Daemon's/DARK, Ancient Fairy/LIGHT, Black Rose/FIRE, and *UNKNOWN*/Earth), patterns suggest that there will be a 6th Signer, using a WATER dragon. Current bets are on:
Momentum draws perpetual energy from Earth's rotation.Given that orbiting objects are in a constant state of free-fall around whatever they may be orbiting, the Momentum machine that powers Neo Domino City draws its initial momentum from that free-fall, and releases all that energy in order to power the city. Or at least, that's one excuse for the machine constantly supplying energy, as the laws of physics prevent energy from coming from nothing.
The Momentum Engine is secretly a Continuous Spell Card, which laughs at your puny physics.
Momentum is duel energy.GX shows that you can harness the... let's go with "Magical Power" released by strong duels. Momentum is just drawing on all the ambient duel energy in the city and making something spin to transform it into more conventional power.
The Crimson Dragon is Slifer.Because what's a Yu-Gi-Oh series without referencing the Egyptian God Cards? Besides, how many all-powerful red winged serpents can there be? And leading from this crack theory, Obelisk and Ra have their own Signers.
Yusei is Superman.Watch Episode 57 for evidence.
Godwin is the father of Crow, and Rudger is the father of Jack Atlas.It does, after all, give a whole other meaning to the term "brotherhood."
The twins are government experimentsSeriously, where are their parents and last names? And why are they left alone in an apartment?
The writers weren't intending to have a Season 3 when they started writing the Dark Signer Arc.This would be one way to explain Episode 64, and one way to explain the contents of the previews and everyone's strange behavior.
Divine's going to be showing up sometime in the near future.If everyone who got sacrificed to or eaten by the Earthbound Gods ended up [[supersecretspoiler: coming back]], then that must mean Divine's [[supersecretspoiler: back]], too. He might be laying low for a while until he feels he's ready to strike. Maybe revenge on Aki for ditching him? The idea of a Yandere Divine sounds rather appealing.
Aki will become the victim of some sort of official mind control.That stuff before was just Divine using her overwhelming desire for somewhere to belong as a means of using her power. What I'm talking about is actual mind control through magic or through some other method. I am going to build off an above theory and speculate that Divine will use a card to brainwash her and it will last at least a few episodes. It happened to Anzu in the original, it happened to Asuka in GX, and Aki fits the criteria to be a brainwashing candidate because she is most commonly shipped with the main character.
The reason why Ushio has his coat slung over his shoulder in Season 3 is because it is summer.This would be plausible if the Dark Signer Arc took place in the winter or late autumn (we have no way of knowing whether it did or not yet).
Kaiba is Immortal and has replaced Pegasus.
Bruno is based on the main character of Stardust Accelerator.They both start out with amnesia and the only thing they remember is duelling. They are both taken to the base of the main characters and get along with everyone, including Yusei. (Although Jack didn't get along with Bruno at first.) The game's character has to solve Duel Puzzles at one point in the storyline, and Bruno solves Security's Duel Puzzle in the anime.
The Crimson Dragon's powers and actions depend on the will of its chosen Signers.This sort of fits in with the Full Dragon's Birthmark, and also might be one way of explaining how the Crimson Dragon was able to resurrect the Dark Signers as they were before they died (perhaps the previous incarnations of the Signers didn't have quite enough willpower to allow the Crimson Dragon to perform that sort of thing, or maybe they didn't even try).
The "Circuit" that the Yliaster trio keep mentioning is integrated into the Neo Daedalus Bridge.This is fairly unlikely, although there are a few similarities between the diagram of the circuit and the Duel Lane map.
The Five Dragons that are carried by the Signers are indirectly inspired by the Five Colors of Magic: The Gathering.I mean look at it!
Zero Reverse was Second Impact.Godwin and M.I.D.S. may think Momentum caused the disaster the day of the tectonic shift 17 years ago, but they're wrong; all that's responsible for was releasing the Sealed Evil in a Can. As to how it fits with the theories linking the unfathomable Mind Screws of Evangelion and GX...
Neo Domino City and Satellite are located in, not what used to be Japan, but Paris, and the cast is a Generation Xerox.Because there must be an explanation for why the conflict (pre-Jumping the Shark, anyway) is centered around class differences, the Bad Ass protagonist becomes a marked prisoner and outcast from society always being pursued by an implacable cop with a grudge, and a girl dies in her beloved's arms after suddenly thwarting a narrow Together in Death scene.
Divine will find a way to break out of jail. Because, well, he's Divine.
Carly was made a Dark Signer solely to mess with Jack.The God of the Underworld or whatever Evil Counterpart of the Crimson Dragon that got to choose the Dark Signers seems to have chosen people who: had some connection with one or more of the chosen Signers, and were seriously mentally and/or emotionally disturbed. Carly is the only one who didn't share the second trait when she died (aside from a perfectly understandable anger at her murderer). As for the first, Rudger originally was a Signer, but other than him, Misty was mad with grief over brother's death in the same cult that recruited Aki, Devak had Ruka's dragon and was apparently scheming to use it to take over the Duel Monsters Spirit World or at least the region Ruka visited, and a tragically insane Kiryu blamed Yusei for his own death. There's a pattern of deliberately choosing people who had a reason to fight the Signers with everything they had. But apparently their recruiter would settle for someone whom a Signer would probably be reluctant to fight, like his love interest.
Black-Feather Dragon is the Sixth Dragon, not the FifthThe true Fifth Dragon is the yellow dragon from Ruka's vision. Since said Yellow Dragon has so far failed to turn up, Crow's Black Feather Dragon was drafted in as a replacement. What happens if and when the Yellow Dragon does finally turn up remains to be seen, though one can assume either 1) Crow's gonna get kicked off the Signers, due to being a no-longer-needed temp, 2) Someone's gonna be dead, freeing up a Mark, or 3) The Crimson Dragon is going to make a Sixth Mark (perhaps by splitting the Wings Mark in two?).
At one point Carly is either going to get her Dark Signer powers back, or become a Sixth/Seventh (if the above WMG is true) SignerEither situation would be at a point where she needs to protect Jack from being killed by someone (most likely an Infinity monster). The former option results in her actually dieing again, but having enough Dark Energy left over in her body from the Dark Signer arc to resurect herself and duel the person Jack was dueling. If the second, the Crimson Dragon either gives her a wing mark (splitting Jack's) or gives her a Body of the Dragon mark. In this case Jack Would be unable to continue the duel at this point and Carly will take over the duel for him.
Accel Synchro is the Teleport ability from MOTHER and Earthbound, therefore Accel Synchro, or to an extent, Duel Monsters, is Psionics.In MOTHER and Earthbound, the Teleport ability requires the party to accelerate in an area with lots of running space. Achieving Accel Synchro requires the Duelist to speed up to high speeds. A card capable of Accel Synchro is also the requirement for "Clear Mind". PSI abilities are also tied to the mind. Alternately, Aki is a person who wields powerful psychic powers, therefore would be a potent PSI user, fitting in with the "female party member" role in the Mother series.
The Circuit is the Needles and Zone is the Dark Dragon.The Circuit's completion is powered by the Momentum, which can read the hearts of people and its form depends on whether the people using it are good or evil. According to Jose, the Duelists' true power powers the Circuit the best, and the duel with the Ghosts would not bring out the true potential of the Circuit. The Circuit's completion would also result in Neo Domino City getting destroyed, pointing to God's location. In Mother 3, pulling the Needles results in the Dark Dragon's awakening, which then ends in destroying the entire island the game takes place on. Whether the Dark Dragon is good or bad depends on who pulls the Needles, thus it would either lead to the world being reborn or getting destroyed for eternity. Except in 5D's case, the Needles are pretty much being "pulled out" automatically, and there's apparently nothing to stop the Circuit's completion. Ouch.
Zone is Adam's Embryo form.On a closer inspection, its shape resembles Adam's, especially with the "spine spikes", and the last shot of the fourth opening decipts something that would pass for the Geofront's skyscrapers hanging down toward NERV. It has been mentioned by Sherry that that "man may be the key to everything". If we wanted to push things, the red star/planet is the Black Moon equivalent of 5D's.
Zone is a spirit fueled by the horrible grammar seen in some fanfics both in the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom and out of it.It's the only explanation! It started off tiny, but grew into strength as fandoms multiplied, anime gained widespread popularity, and people with horrible grammar started writing self-insert fanfics. It gained divine status after My Immortal was written, but the power was too much, and its body was permenantly disfigured into the shape of the comma, which no one ever uses correctly. [[Twilight]] and its sequels are slowly powering it, and are what's actually completing the Circuit - everything that Placido's trio says is just stuff to distract the Signers.
The "Robot Shrimp" from Episode 93 is from the moon and Placido, Luciano, Jose and Dark Glass are clones of it.The Robot Shrimp came from the moon on an Iilasiet base and was sealed away because he tried to destroy the world. He was defeated in a duel using synchros and sealed away in his shrimp form. Then one of the cards to unlock him was given to Sherry's parents as well as one of the card keys being the original fifth dragon. The Robot Shrimp cloned himself to make Jose/Placido/Luciano who after given freedom and monsters to counter the synchros, became lazy tards even though they need to complete the circuit and get the cards to release him. Dark Glass was created separately and given accel synchron powers in hope that he could complete the mission. But Dark Glass rebeled and pulled a Heel-Face Turn. Therefore when the trio found out about him, they kidnapped him, but Dark Glass escaped but only after getting his memories wiped.
The bearer of the Tail of the Crimson Dragon has the power to heal.This is how Yusei was able to heal Aki in Episode 40. Since it now belongs to Crow, this should work if the writers want to continue what they've started a little longer.
Add-on to the above - Each of the Birthmarks bears a clue to the Signer and the Signer Dragon's power.If the bit about the tail is true, then there must be some relation with the other Marks:
Momentum is a form of Spiral Energy.It responds to people's hearts to allow them to achieve more powerful evolutions (such as accel synchros), it glows, and it powers every D-Wheel. Sound familiar?
The Zero Reverse broke Newtonian Physics.When the accident occurred, something inside the earth’s core was altered/unbalanced/etc. That means all of Isaac Newton’s formulas are now useless, because gravity obeys different rules now. Every instance where the viewer thinks, “that couldn’t be right” in regards to falling or injuries is perfectly justified by the New Physics. The New Physics may not even be completely constant, which is how some characters can take nasty spills and walk away while others are seriously injured. No wonder Aki needs so much help with her homework.
Lucciano, Placido, and Jose are all past-and-future-versions of one person... and that person is Paradox.They told Yusei during their vague Motive Rant that their plans are to avert a disastrous future.
The Crimson Dragon made Jack and Yusei immortal/gave them Nigh-Invulnerability.Watch episode 5, around the time Jack and Yusei have their respective Dragons on their side and weird magicky stuff happens. Right around the climax, when the Crimson Dragon appears, both Jack and Yusei are looking up at it, and both their eyes glow red until it disappears. So far, there hasn't been mention of that again, but afterwards, we've seen both of them go through a whole mess of accidents/situations where normal people would've died (Electric Torture, D-wheel crashes, shrapnel through the gut, falling down a frickin' huge chasm after a dynamite explosion, and yet they're fine. Why? Back during that duel, the Crimson Dragon made sure its two best fighters would be at their peak condition no matter what, and thus granted them immortality, or at least a Wolverine-style healing power without them even knowing it.
Momentum/Ener-D is really ether.Nikola Tesla invented an electric motor that drew power from the air around it; he called this power source "ether". Who's to say the city's generator and the D-Wheels/Duel Runners don't run on a similar principal?
Godwin implanted some kind of ramen addiction in everyone working below him as a failsafe to ensure their loyalty.It's the only way to explain why Jack and Jeager are so obsessed with it. If they tried to cross Godwin, he could ensure they'd never eat ramen again. The only reason he didn't use that to his advantage during the final battle with Yusei, Jack, and Crow was because he had such a tight grip on the Villain Ball he didn't think he'd need it.
Black Rose Dragon and Black Feather Dragon/Black-Winged Dragon will get Accel Synchro forms. And Red Demon's Dragon will get a proper Accel SynchroWhy the hell not? Scar Red Nova Dragon isn't an Accel Synchro (although its easily as tough as one), Aki's got a D-Wheel now... I don't really have justification for Crow getting one... the point is, its not very fair that Yusei will be the only one to get an Accel Synchro. Black Rose's Accel Synchro form could have a more focused nuking effect, instead of wiping out everything, it can just wipe out select portions of the enemy's field. Red Demon's could remove that annoying "attack a defense mode monster to activate his effect" limitation. Again, not sure when it comes to Black Feather Dragon.
The Tenor Trio, and by extension, Illiaster itself, as well as Yusei are all Time Lords, and Zone is Omega.Besides the fact that they are time travelers and have advanced technology, a planet looking very much like Gallifrey is decipted in the current OP of 5D's. Their symbol is the Infinity symbol, just like how the Time Lords bear the Infinity sign on their mantles. They also keep an eye on history, making sure history stays on the right track. The Tenors' TARDIS is unknown as of now, but it might or might not be related to the Infinity device Momentum Express is developing. Zone, whose name is spelled as Z-ONE on his card, is Omega. Zone or "God" is responsible for creating Illiaster, thus is the founder of the Time Lords. Z-ONE could be a reference to "alpha-omega" due to the name containing the last letter of the alphabet and the first number. Zone also created Bruno to get revenge on Illiaster. Yusei bears a resemblance to Zone, and Yusei's TARDIS is the Crimson Dragon. He also helps others travel in time (as well as travel in time himself) as shown in the Tenth Anniversary Movie.
Zone is Yuusei and a certain someone is his 'son'. Both they, the Emperors and Paradox are from the same alternate future.Basically at some point at the end of the series, in this alternate universe Yuusei melds with Momentum and its related energies and powers, including the Crimson Dragon and all of the Signers and becomes a perpetual-motion-energy-fueled entity. The result of this kills nearly everyone off and he ends up reshaping the what remains of the human race to be his subjects in order to preserve humanity, and he guides the future with his newly-reborn Yilaster sect from Spiral Dimension so that there's no war or poverty or any other ills. Except everything stagnates and gets messed up and people start doing things to better their lives like fusing themselves with robotic parts and tearing up the Earth until its nothing but a wasteland. At some point Zone/Yuusei decides his presence is destroying any hope the human race has and decides to find a way to destroy himself. The Emperors, being his staunchest followers, won't allow this and end up time traveling to the past so they can revive Zone and change the past enough so that their god live on forever. As a result they manipulated the Dark Signer war so that Momentum's creator wouldn't be able to stop what was happening. Who was their god's dad. The technology that allowed them to go back in time also is not only what helped Neo-Domino become so advanced so quickly, it's what Clark is using for his own time travel experiments, having been personally allowed to reverse engineer the tech the Emperors used in exchange for his silence. However, Zone counteracts this by creating Glass/Bruno to stop the Emperors from wrecking the past (which would wreck the future even more), and naturally he bonds with Yuusei as Yuusei is his future 'father'. Zone also sealed a part of his power into 'Z-One' so that it would be much more difficult for the Emperors to go through with their plan. Hence, why they ended up going the route of making the Infinity Circuit and starting the WGRP to gather enough Momentum energy to revive Zone. The Emperors are also unaware of who Yuusei really is in their future.
There's something special about Rally DawsonAm I the only one that gets this weird vibe from Rally? Since his debut he's always fascinated me (and I don't mean his fashion sense). Naturally since there's already a wide main cast of characters, it wasn't surpiring all of yusei's sattelite friends were cast aside, but Rally always struck me as special. Think about, other then to show how popular Yusei is, Blitz, Tank and Nervin contributed nothing, every was always Rally. Rally is shown bonding with Jack when he was still friends with them, Rally was the one put in danger to get Yusei to give up his D-runner and best card. Rally was the one that got Yusei the chip he needed for his Runner and introduced us to criminal markers, setting up the first episode and gave Yusei his favourite card before he left. And most of all, caused a certain someone to lose their temper after episode 46. I'm not being harsh but let's face it if the rest of their group vanished, NOTHING would have changed. If Rally was the only one held hostage, Yusei would have still entered the Tournament. Come to think of it, even visual wise, Rally always been the main focus of the four, since the others, while distinguised, faded into the background in comparison to Rally's younger age, questionable dress sense and bright colours. I guess what I'm getting at is, Rally just seems way too important to Yusei to just be cast aside into the background so soon.
Marik Invented turbo dueling .Seriously, Who else would want to combine dueling and driving Motorcyles?
Carly is the granddaughter of Mokuba's mother's motherThey both inherit their fashion sense from her
The new character seen in the most recent opneing...is the true mastermind behind Yiliaster, and is most likely Divine, somehow. Just look at him in the new opening and tell me its not divine.
Savior Shooting Star Dragon
The Savior Shooting Star Dragon from Future Colors is going to be ZONE's ace.
Crow was always meant to be the 5th SignerBut Ylisaster, with their funky time travel abilities somehow changed things to make Goodwin the 5th instead. They then turned manipulated him into looking into Momentum reactor, and eventually became a dark signer, which he was meant to be. That's why when the two marks fought it out for control of his body evil won. This was just another part of their plan to alter history due to their beef with momentum, and the Fudou family. So Crow getting the mark was how it was supposed to be, and that's why he was able to beat Greiger in their duel. He already was a signer, he was just missing the proper identification.
The fifth dragon in Luna's dream showing the Crimson Dragon and its servants fighting the Earthbound Immortals isn't realI mean they hadn't mentioned since I think episode 36 and since Crow's Dragon is now the Fifth Dragon, I don't think the fifth dragon that looks like Power Tool Dragon is even real. They also stopped showing it in openings and endings. Maybe when Luna dreamed that event, since she doesn't know what the fifth dragon looks like, she dreamed of a dragon similar to her brother's dragon, but isn't the real fifth dragon or something.
The last attack in the duel against Z-One will be dealt by Junk Warrior, which will be summoned using Junk Synchron + Speed Warrior without using Junk Synchron's effect.What else is that opening supposed to mean?
Z-One has The Plan.Consider that He is a future version of Yuusei, or at least that right now, there's more than enough evidence for it. Now being who he is, he should know Yuusei better than anyone. Including how he would react to Z-One's plan. Why would he say and do all these things knowing Yuusei would oppose him? Because it's been so long since he's been that way, he doesn't remember how to be like that anymore. All the shit that happened to him Destroyed his faith in Humanity, and left him as the Well-Intentioned Extremist he is now. But deep down he remembers who he used to be, and how he would have found another way. So He goes back in time and creates all these situations (Paradox, The interference in the Dark-signer battle, and everything with Bruno/Antinomy and Aporia), all for the sake of giving his past self a chance to avert the disaster ahead of time. If Present Yuusei fails, Z-one will still save the world by wrecking Neo-Domino City. But if Yuusei succeeds in defeating him, without such an extreme sacrifice, then he still wins, because the world will be saved. Either way, he gets what he wants. He was hoping his past self could show him new options that his current self no longer knew how to find.
Aki's change in personality is because Divine brainwashed her more than we all realizedIt's clear she was close to him, and he saw her as his strongest asset. It's also clear during the duel with Misty that he can turn her into a much more ruthless person when he saw fit. I think the Aki we saw prior to her second duel with Yusei was partially switched on so to speak. Namely, he gave her a trigger to act more brutal. It didn't take much due to her real anger, but once Yusei started to reach her, she lost her edge, because Aki wasn't really a bad person, but her frustration at the world superceded any guilt over her actions. When this happened, Divine released all the safeties, and completely removed all her emotions in order to turn her into his perfect weapon. So the Aki we saw for the bulk of the Fortune cup/Dark Signers arc wasn't totally her, but the person divine brainwashed her into.
ZONE will actually be Yusei in the dub.The device on his face will be rewritten into something used to establish a full-time Clear Mind effect, but malfunction and drive him insane, leading to his becoming the Master of Yliaster.
After the finale, Yusei will track down Yugi to seek his advice.Yugi, now an old man, will tell him what happened to his True Compaanions all those years ago, and based on that, helping Yusei to figure out his own feelings.
Alternatively, Yugi died in Zero Reverse.
Neither Aporia nor any of the Tenors is his real name.Aporia is a codename given by Yliaster, and each of the Tenors are assumed names.
Yliaster was the Unwitting Pawn of the Machine Emperors and the Machine Emperors are Card SpiritsWhy else would they willingly work with people who are trying ot make sure they're stopped? Or at least kinda stopped? Not only that, it's possible that they'll change their effects to match whatever is popular at the time. Since Synchros were so popular during 5D's and they were preying on Yliaster's fear of Momentum, they turned their effects into anti-Synchro effects. I might be wrong on this so let me know if I didn't see something I should have.
The three Synchro Monsters you obtain at the end of Over the Nexus......are symbolic of the bonds between Team Future Speed (or whatever you named your Team). They all have three heads (or in Decisive Armor's case, three cannons), and each of them seems to represent one member of the team, with the colors of the monsters being the same as each of their outfits (the Player's being his/her default Crash Town clothing.)
The vision of the future that Darkness shows Judai in GX is the Bad Future of Zone, Aporia, etcDon't deny the similarity.