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** This isn't even a Wild Guess, but all but confirmed: both pantheons are said to be born from the union of the Sun and the Moon/Sky, with the Moon/Sky god attempting to Cronos his children, and the children falling through a hole in the sky. The only real difference is that the Yodotai believe that the kami died and only approach them as ghosts, but that's simply because they landed in Rokugan, far from the Hanif/Yodotai homelands.


Thus, Togashi spend the next One Thousand years running an elaborate XanatosRoulette, manipulating history so that the vents of the Clan war play themselves out. Then, at the critical time, the descendants of Shinsei and the Original Thunders would stand together against the Fu Leng, and eleven of the twelve Black Scrolls would be opened. All the was necessary to finish the plan was for Hitomi to take out his heart and open the final scroll to make Fu Leng mortal.

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Thus, Togashi spend the next One Thousand years running an elaborate XanatosRoulette, GambitRoulette, manipulating history so that the vents of the Clan war play themselves out. Then, at the critical time, the descendants of Shinsei and the Original Thunders would stand together against the Fu Leng, and eleven of the twelve Black Scrolls would be opened. All the was necessary to finish the plan was for Hitomi to take out his heart and open the final scroll to make Fu Leng mortal.

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[[WMG: The Yodotai gods and the Kami are one and the same.]]

Seriously, compare the Yodotai deity [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111206102828/l5r/images/0/08/Conquest.jpg Conquest]] with [[http://imperialassembly.com/oracle/showimage?prefix=printing&cardid=311&nestid=1&class=details&tagid=34&hash=e2/2f,428,600,image/jpeg Akodo]] and tell me they don't look alike.


Considering how the Lion treated him before he became their Clan Champion (he was an [[TheUnfavorite Unfavorite]] who was shipped to a monastery until his brother died, making him [[UnexpecptedSuccesor Champion by default]], And considering that One of his Vassals was making little effort to hide her [[TheStarscream Starscream]] nature, how can we blame him for being a little resentful?

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Considering how the Lion treated him before he became their Clan Champion (he was an [[TheUnfavorite Unfavorite]] who was shipped to a monastery until his brother died, making him [[UnexpecptedSuccesor [[UnexpectedSuccessor Champion by default]], And considering that One of his Vassals was making little effort to hide her [[TheStarscream Starscream]] nature, how can we blame him for being a little resentful?

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** Which can also be a case FridgeBrilliance if you think it. Togashi foresaw that Mirumoto Satsu (Hitomi's elder brother) would have killed Hida Yakamo during their duel. So he intervened and asked Satsu to lose on purpose. The bitterness and hatred stemming from her brother's death is what ultimately caused Hitomi to walk away from her destiny in KYD. The kami's thousand year plan failed due to something he did (and thus could not foresee) and because of his lack of understanding of human nature.




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\n*** To a degree this is fact. It's well known that Togashi took steps to ensure that some people lived, like Hida Yakamo, even when they might have otherwise died because of how important they were to the future. He also took steps some time ago to gain custody of one of the Black Scrolls, something he really wouldn't have had. For quite some time he knew what was going to have happen and so he sat back, let the Empire do its thing and then just waited. But really Togashi had no need to manipulate anything. History would unveil as it had to - the scrolls would slowly be opened, the power of the Shadowlands would spread and corrupt and the Prophecies of Uikku would come to pass. As long as Togashi only interfered in regards to ensuring that the proper future happened, by keeping the people whom he knew to be the Seven Thunders alive, then the Second Day of Thunder could be a success.



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*** The Lying Darkness has been mentioned as far back as when the Naga were first introduced and they were always supposed to come into conflict before the Naga got flushed away.


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* The only way this works is if it's something that Togashi actually cared about. The Dragon didn't get involved most of the time when the empire was trying to tear itself apart, why would Togashi get involved in the Kolat?


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* The KYD setting comes about not because of anything Togashi did, he's the one who set the table for the everyone to be there after all, but because of Hitomi. Her choice to not fight alongside the Seven Thunders is what ended up with Fu Leng winning. Togashi knew he had to die to avert Fu Leng winning so him getting involved was never an option.


The original plan, more or less, was to have Hitomi act as the BigBad and kidnap Toturi as part of a plan to gain power for herself and send the entire empire crashing down. However, a combination of the action of the Honorable Dragon Movement and ExecutiveMeddling in the face of declining sales led to the EldritchAbomination ninja, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moon killing]] WallBanger-laden mess we have today.

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The original plan, more or less, was to have Hitomi act as the BigBad and kidnap Toturi as part of a plan to gain power for herself and send the entire empire crashing down. However, a combination of the action of the Honorable Dragon Movement and ExecutiveMeddling in the face of declining sales led to the EldritchAbomination ninja, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moon killing]] WallBanger-laden Wall Banger-laden mess we have today.

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[[WMG: Had Togashi not intervened, Fu Leng would have triumped on the Second Day of Thunder and ushered in the events shown in the card set A Thousand Years of Darkness.]]

Togashi could only see the future but not his part in it. If he interfered it meant that it was BAD. If it involved his death then you can guess just what sort of BadFuture he was trying to avert.


The original plan, more or less, was to have Hitomi act as the BigBad and kidnap Toturi as part of a plan to gain power for herself and send the entire empire crashing down. However, a combination of the action of the Honorable Dragon Movement and ExectiveMeddling in the face of declining sales led to the EldritchAbomination ninja, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moon killing]] WallBanger-laden mess we have today.

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The original plan, more or less, was to have Hitomi act as the BigBad and kidnap Toturi as part of a plan to gain power for herself and send the entire empire crashing down. However, a combination of the action of the Honorable Dragon Movement and ExectiveMeddling ExecutiveMeddling in the face of declining sales led to the EldritchAbomination ninja, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moon killing]] WallBanger-laden mess we have today.



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** It's partly confirmed. The EldritchAbomination and moon angles were always part of the plan, the switch is that Hitomi opposed it instead of joining with it.

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