- Don't really see that happening, as the matter of superheroes/supervillains was totally and utterly averted in the movie, and I have trouble imagining that they'd reverse that in a sequel.
- Um, I noticed a particularly strong lack of a tall, sharply dressed fellow throughout the movie, so I'm guessing that's a no. You could say he just wants to hide his hand, but come on! We all know what a drama queen Slendy is.
Also, we have, "Enjoying watching you suffer. Do you know me? I will always know you.". The first sentence alludes to Andrew's growing sociopathic behavior and lack of remorse after Steve dies. As for the second and third sentences, there is a possibility that Andrew somehow remembers Matt killing him, leading to Andrew hating Matt. Now in personality, Jay is similar to Matt, except more serious. So Jay reminds Totheark/ Andrew of Matt, sparking a desire for Totheark/ Andrew to kill Jay himself.
Finally, the mask. There are two conclusions that can be drawn from this: Slendy gave him the mask, or Totheark/ Andrew created it to cover his burned face and whatnot. It may also symbolize Andrew taking on a new identity, rejecting his old life in favor of being Slendy's new servant.
- Another reason is maybe Andrew's birth was an accident. Richard didn't want any kids at all, he's perfectly happy with being just the two of them. But when his wife is suddenly pregnant, he didn't take it too well (but didn't say it out loud). Though he tries to get use to the idea of being a father. Eventually he started venting out all his repressed anger towards Andrew, in addition to other problems.
Also consider that Matt's interests are psychology and philosophy. Even without the knowledge (and catchy quotations) study in those fields grants, he could very easily start a cult or similar movement based around his powers, giving him an even bigger reach. Heck, the US government might assume he has the ability to imbue others with his powers. Heck, maybe he actually does.
So yeah, if I were a high-up in the US government, I'd be pouring literally everything I had into both covering up the events of Seattle and capturing or destroying Matt. He's simply way too dangerous to be left alone.
- Finding Matt, yes. Covering up the Seattle incidents are impossible. I don't mean "very difficult", I mean "actually, physically impossible". To many witnesses. Too much records. Too much property damage. Matt being publicly known would make it much easier to hunt him down.
- Not to mention that there were news crews, and considering the unique situation, the live footage was probably being played all across the country, maybe even all over the world.
- Thumbs up for this theory. And adding to it, maybe the psychic conections is a result of a sort of hive mind.
- Oh my god, yes. Adds to the whole Darker and Edgier sequel, especially if you think too hard about what happens to the person who was already using the body.
- There isn't another film with this same argument?
- There is also another instance in fiction of a powerful psychic doing this, X-Men villain Proteus. Meaning we might well see Andrew return, completely unaware of the irony of someone who considered himself the apex predator demoted to a psychic parasite.
- A few problems with this theory: Ray Spheres can only activate the latent powers of Conduits using the energy of nearby non-conduits; putting aside the astronomical odds of three Conduits with the exact same kind of latent powers ending up in front of a Ray Sphere, who was powering it? The only other people in range of the crater were the party guests, and given that they consisted of half the school, I very much doubt that they were used to power the Ray Sphere. Secondly, Ray Sphere energy spreads a lethal disease that kills everyone except Conduits; no evidence of that in action during Chronicle. Thirdly, if this takes place before the events of Infamous, it should be absolutely impossible for the government to cover up all the sightings of superhuman powers as they did before and during the first game; unlike the Conduits in Empire City, Andrew's rampage was caught on camera by hundreds if not thousands of people, including the local news network. Fourthly, if this takes place after the events of Infamous 2, then why don't the boys ever realize that they're Conduits now that the existence of Conduits is common knowledge?
- After watching Matt's final message at the end of the video, they believe their test was more or less a success.
- Likely, if that happens, Richard ends up being interrogated viciously for what he knows about his son's apparent powers, maybe involving Cold-Blooded Torture and abuse similar to what he put his son through. Karma's a bitch like that.
In 1999, a teenager named Kamui Shirō returns to Tokyo after a six-year absence. He comes to protect those dearest to him, Kotori and Fūma Monou, and fulfill his mother's dying wish of changing fate. The end of the world is fast approaching as superhuman individuals gather and take sides in Tokyo, the battle site of Armageddon. Following Kamui's arrival the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth, the two factions in the final battle for humanity's future, vie for the young man's allegiance, convinced his power will assure their victory. The Dragons of Heaven are the first to contact Kamui. The Dragons of Heaven are guided by Hinoto, dreamgazer for the Legislature of Japan. They are the protectors of the kekkai (結界?), spiritual barriers (in the form of buildings such as the Tokyo Tower) that hold the fabric of nature together. As long as the kekkai survive, Judgment Day is postponed. The Dragons of Earth are the counterpart to the Dragons of Heaven. Their mission is to destroy the kekkai and unleash earthquakes so the Earth can be cured of the plague of humanity. They were assembled by Hinoto's sister Kanoe, secretary to the Governor of Tokyo.
As Kamui is forced to choose between the two sides, he concludes he only wants to protect Kotori and Fūma, and becomes a Dragon of Heaven. At the same time, Fūma has a change of personality and becomes the "Kamui" of the Dragons of Earth as he was destined to be Kamui's opposite. Fūma kills Kotori and swears to kill Kamui. Deciding he wishes to bring Fūma back to normal, Kamui joins the Dragons of Heaven in their fight against the Dragons of Earth. Because of the issues regarding the manga's serialization, the plot from the series has yet to be concluded by Clamp.
The animated films and the TV series follow the manga's initial story and come to two different endings. In the film all the Dragons of Heaven and Earth die in the ensuing battles, leaving Kamui and Fūma as the last Dragons. In the final battle, Kamui decapitates Fūma and the film ends with Kamui crying why he ended killing his best friend. In the TV series, all the Dragons of Heavens lose their powers to create kekkai because of they lose their most important people leaving the Tokyo defenseless. As Hinoto commits suicide to stop her alternate self from attacking the Dragons of Heaven, Kamui goes to face Fūma. In the fight's outcome, Kamui is killed by Fūma, but uses his last forces to transform his body into a kekkai that protects the world from the change from the Dragons of Earth, and causes Fūma to return to his old self.
If you are aware of X you have to admit that while the movie is more similar to akira the dynamic of Matt and Andrew are similar to that of Kamui and Fuma. Namely that they seem to represent Yin and Yang throughout the entire movie as ones personality changes the others changes along with it. Matt goes from a pothead pseudo-philosopher with hints of a superiority complex, to sobbing uncontrollably moments before killing Andrew. While Andrew is a troubled, misunderstood kid who doesn't do well on his first date and then proceeds to kill everyone he considers weaker than him. Heck soon after Andrew crosses the Moral Event Horizon, we switch the point of view to Matt.
There was talk of a sequal maybe it could be about matt learning that hes a Dragon of Heaven. The only problem is that he seems to have killed his dragon of earth counterpart so another has to be created.
One final note before I finish I am a big fan of anime and manga. theyre just different from American comics and hollywood just doesnt seem to be able to adapt them properly. There have been a few good live action Hollywood anime movies but most have been flops. The way to go seems to be not trying to remake the anime but to take either the basic plot or different elements and create your own movie. It worked with the matrix and ghost in the shell and it worked with chronicle and akira. If they do it with x and the various other series connected to it they could make a franchise to rival marvel that is if they do it right.