Those guys in panel 4 are not Aly, and they are not Annie's dad in disguise, nor are they the girl from the photo, or transgendred clones of Annie's mom sent back in time to act as spies.
The Pyramids of Furmat lie a few miles east of the famous Fortress of Shadows, not far from the magnificent Pillar of Storgé. Many tourists prefer to view these ancient monuments at night, when they are illuminated by the Green Flame Torch.
Hey, you're supposed to be loading the cart, not shooting down yet another of my plausible theories!
—Roy, The Order of the Stick
What are you a fucking idiot? Of course I am not Lord English. How dumb would that even be.
This is exactly the sort of thing that gets nibbled away at as the story goes along. A little here, a little there, without giant info dumps. It makes no sense for me to say now. Its much better for people to invent their own rules, roleplay with them and stuff, and then for their ideas to gradually get debunked by canon.
— Andrew Hussie, in response to a fan question on an aspect of the comic's worldbuilding
I've seen a few comments saying, "Jaiden, you haven't talked about your dad before. Is there some deep depressing story behind that?" No, you're just looking too much into it. He's right here. Hi, Dad.
I have always thought that the small whimper of a theory as it dies is a beautiful sound.