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Fridge Logic

  • Azrael states that he has personally witnessed the entire history of the Arkn (albeit from a distance). How does he not know that Ellpagg is King Uriel's son (especially given that Ellpagg's title is Prince Ellpagg)?
  • Tobit is unable to pronounce the names of the ancient Arkn leaders he sees in his dreams, and says their names sound made-up. Tobit clearly has a good memory (he can remember all the symbolism related to dream images), and he knows his mythology (he compares the meeting of the Arkn rulers to the Knights of the Round Table); why doesn't he connect the name "Gilgamesh" to the mythological figure?
  • For that matter, how does Tobit have such a good memory in the first place?
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    • It's stated that Tobit is a slacker; it's never explicitly stated that he uses drugs.
  • In Book of Knowledge, the annual ritual sacrifice in Paradisium is described as happening under the light of a full moon. How is that possible when the realm has two suns and no nighttime?
  • How is Raziel able to look after Ambriel as a young child if he was banished from the Paradisium for a millenium shortly after her conception?
    • It’s possible that her tutoring took place in one of the wooded lower tiers of Paradisium; Writings says that Raziel was banished from the Capital and from Arkn society, not from the city as a whole.
  • If Elysia (a.k.a. The Golden City) is the Capital of the Arkn Kingdom, why does Uriel have his palace in Paradisium, and why does the most important religious event of the year — and the accompanying celebrations — take place there? Especially given that the city is explicitly said to be "old" and its technology "outdated", to the point that the technology holding the city together is breaking down.
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Fridge Horror

  • Word of God says that Ellpagg was responsible for killing the Winter family (or at least Alex) in Michaelis's timeline, and that he was being controlled by The Carver at the time – and every time we see him interact with Michaelis on-screen (save for “War With No sides”), The Carver is controlling or influencing his actions. Based on this, it would stand to reason that most of the time Azrael spent being mentored by Ellpagg, he was actually being mentored by The Carver.
    • Azrael states that Ellpagg's demeanor and personality were very different when he first started mentoring him; this hints that he wasn't initially being controlled/influenced by The Carver (at least not very strongly). However, there's still Fridge Horror to be had: the reason why Ellpagg was gone for increasingly long periods of time, and only gave Michaelis a bare bones education about the Arkn and using his powers, is because The Carver didn't want to give Michaelis too much leverage. It's also been confirmed by DeathlyLogic that some of Ellpagg's absences (especially towards the end) were due to The Carver using him to hunt down different versions of Alex Winter.

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Fridge Brilliance

General

  • In a deleted episode of Solar's Crimson (the info of which is still canon), Xerex reveals that The Carver had told him to merge with a fit vessel, because they would one day fight one another — and he wanted to be facing down a strong, handsome vessel when that happened. Xerex ends up merging with Michaelis, and they do meet his father in combat — at the Final Battle. The Carver was subtly arranging for his son to specifically merge with a human Arknza (an Arkn wouldn't do, no ordinary Dekn is powerful enough to fight The Carver, and ordinary humans wouldn't have the power he needed) in order to create another Arknangel to help ensure that his plan was fulfilled.
  • Why does Xerex Storn (and Michaelis) sometimes wear a black hoodie? Both are regarded as the Grim Reaper of the Arkn and Dekn; it's the modern version of a reaper's Black Cloak.
  • The Fearful Four are the Four Horsemen of .Reality. Well, The Bible says there are five horsemen: Conquest, War, Famine, and Death — with whom Hell rides. Who likes to hang out with the Fearful Four? Uriel, a.k.a. The King of Hell.

The Knight Shift

  • At its core, TKS follows the same basic structure as a classic fairy tale: a Knight is sent on a dangerous quest to do battle against an evil being who represents a Satan figure — i.e. a dragon. (The Infernous was originally going to be the called “The Dragon’s Den”; it’s even referred to as such in the title of the first episode.) However, in the same way that The Arkn Mythos as a whole deconstructs angelic lore and demonology, TKS is a deconstruction of classic fairy tale themes, archetypes, and motifs:
    • The “good knight” is a moody, violent, insecure boy with who only agrees to “slay the dragon” in order to impress his father (and prove himself to the kingdom).
    • The Knight’s “noble quest” is orchestrated by shady government figures who are using him as their pawn — banking not only on his pride, but his famous temper, anticipating that he will eventually snap and kill the “dragon” (and, in doing so, become something that they can use prolong their war).
    • The “Dragon” may seem evil, when in reality he’s no more evil (and in some ways less so) than many of the high-ranking "good guys".
      • Also, consider that Hash’bor’kanibal isn’t just the “dragon” in that he’s (seen as) the Big Bad and a Satan figure — he’s LITERALLY The Dragon to Deebo!
      • Taken as step further in the conclusion of the Arknthology, when it turns out the "Dragon" was the Good All Along.
    • In the end, the Knight comes to care about the Dragon and see him as a friend; when he finally does “slay” him, it’s unintentional. The quest is completed at the cost of the Knight's name, his identity, his principles, and (potentially) his very soul. Here, the Knight doesn’t just kill the dragon: he becomes the dragon.
      • Word of God says that The Carver genuinely cared about Ellpagg, and hated having to corrupt him.
  • When The Carver falls under the sway of the Infernous (TKS), he is faced with an evil, red-eyed version of Ellpagg who feigns being timid and powerless, only to turn the tables, wield The Carver’s own powers against him, and beat him senseless. In light of the Carver’s ultimate plan, the entire thing takes on a whole new meaning: he isn’t afraid of Ellpagg turning the tables on him in the Infernous, he’s afraid that Ellpagg will become more powerful and monstrous than himself in the long run and actually defeat him in the final battle! He might even be afraid that Ellpagg will be seen as a more worthy contender and will be raised as a pure Hethe instead of him!
    • This was later confirmed by DeathlyLogic.
  • After Ellpagg displaces Michael Knight into a new timeline, why does the same clip (i.e. Michael “awakening” in a new timeline, looking disoriented, and feeling himself up) play twice? It’s not a glitch: according to DL, Michael Knight moved timelines for the first time immediately before the start of MC; Ellpagg is using his newfound powers to pull off the same stunt — tearing open a hole in .Reality and moving Michael from one timeline to another — in two different timelines at the same time!
    • It’s later established that Ellpagg is one of the only beings in existence who can use “shading” (i.e. a form of chaos magic that enables Self-Duplication); we may be seeing him use it for the first time.

Michael’s Camera

  • When Azrael is mocking the Carver right before killing him, he states (among other things) that he knows for a fact that the Hethe created Hash'bor without any genitals. We later discover that the Carver's natural form was that of a skeletal being: a form he found repulsive, and one which certainly precludes genitals. Not only that, but some of his proudest known achievements are "banging" a lot of beings and fathering many children. Azrael was trying to hit him where it hurt the most by not only reminding him of his original, hated form, but by pointing out that he couldn't have pulled off some of his greatest achievements without borrowing a form that wasn't his.
    • In light of what we know about Azrael, his mockery becomes hilariously ironic: he's essentially mocking the Carver for "borrowing" forms that aren't his/altering his form, while Azrael's entire persona was essentially stolen or borrowed from other beings (Edgar Kharon and Xerex Storn, respectively). To say nothing of the fact that Azrael is giving this speech while using the body of Michael Knight.
  • The reason Ellpagg doesn’t know that Michael is The Carver’s son when he first meets him is because Ellpagg hasn’t awakened his Hethian powers yet; he can’t detect it.
  • In “A brief interlude before I literally go to hell”, Michaelis mentions that there are “four Arknza”, but that Ellpagg “seems to believe there are other beings out there that can fullfill some kind of purpose”. It makes sense that Ellpagg would know of the existence of the other Arknza: he does occasionally share a headspace with their father, The Carver, after all.
  • As mentioned on the main page, literally everything associated with Azrael’s identity connects him to death, and foreshadows that he is fated to die: Michaelis himself is undead; his family name is “Winter” (a.k.a. the “dead season” for most of the Western Hemisphere); his adoptive surname is Spades (the Ace of Spades is known as the Death Card); he’s bound to the Grim Reaper of the Arkn and Dekn; he takes the name, and place, of a deceased Arknza (who was also named "Azrael"); and he took up the mantle of Edgar “The Ace” Kharon (a man once known as “Death”, and an avatar of Death, in .Reality).
    • According to DL, it goes beyond that: all Michaels are fated to die, Michaelis included; The Carver knew one of the Michaels was his son and vessel, and was killing them off in his search for the “right” one. Even if Michaelis hadn't been an Arknza, The Carver would eventually have killed him anyway.
      • Given that Michael Knight only existed in the first place because The Carver created a half-human son, it's possible that all the Michaels in .Reality were patterned after him, Michaelis included.
    • The Carver does kill Azrael/Michaelis, in the end: Azrael is killed by Ellpagg who has a shard of The Carver in him!
    • Michaelis isn't the only Winter fated to die, either: The Carver has also been killing off various versions of Alex, trying to find the Scrolls.
    • If you think about it, the entire Winter family is connected to death: Marcus and Mary Winter are brutally murdered in every timeline, and many times, their daughter Elizabeth and at least one (if not both of) their sons dies with them.
  • Clubs's skeletal form seems odd for a Dekn...until you discover that his father is the Carver: the only other skeletal being in existence.

MedBoy789

  • In “Relevations”, Asmodeus gives the following advice: “When you are facing an enemy, it doesn’t matter what enemy, you might think that you have the upper hand, but that’s when they will use that against you. And then they will have the upper hand.” In context, he’s talking about Elias and The Carver; however, he’s also talking about himself: his character’s entire M.O. is letting his opponents think they have the upper hand by masking his malicious nature with childish behavior.
    • In fact, this is exactly what happens after said confrontation: Raph walks away convinced that he has the situation with his brother (whom he considers an enemy) under control (and that his brother may even be willing to act as an ally), only to find out that that Asmodeus was playing him for a fool and secretly had the upper hand the entire time.
    • It also applies to the situation between Asmodeus and Elias.
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