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Lucio is a (failed) prototype of Lucifer
Some believe that Lucio is a disguise of Lucifer, but Lucifer believes in non-interference whereas Lucio approaches the Captain on his own to seek his aid against the Otherworldly Beings. When Olivia sees Lucio in her Skill Fate episode, she states that Lucio isn't as powerful as Lucifer, though she can't tell whether Lucio is an avatar or an impostor.
  • Lucio also seeks to meet his creator, whom he has never met. In contrast, Lucifer knew his creator (Lucilius) and held him in high respect before their differing viewpoints caused Lucifer to kill Lucilius.
  • Lucilius' statement that Lucifer turned out beyond his expectations (which made Sandalphon, his failsafe should something befall Lucifer, useless) suggests that Lucifer may have had a predecessor who failed his purpose.
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Jossed by "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000" which solves the ambiguous identity of the three - Lucio is the Speaker of the Omnipotent, with his real name being Helel ben Sahar. He created Lucilius as his clone, but the latter abused his free will to enact his own plans of mocking creation. Finally, Lucifer is created subconsciously as the Supreme Primarch by Lucilius under the image of Helel ben Sahar.

Lucio is a Fallen Angel
  • The description for Lucio's summon weapon, Eden, might suggest that Lucio is actually a Fallen Angel but might not realize that himself.
    "The morning star and bearer of light falls into the forbidden darkness. Once a child of the dawn, he is now washed in the sin of taboo. But even with tainted wings, he shall illuminate the fool's abyss."
  • Lucio's journal description mentions that he has a dubious background. Belial's first scene in "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost" has the fallen angel introduce himself as a fashion designer, magician, and a patissier - changing one's professions in a single conversation is doubtful enough, as if Belial's dialogue parodies or parallels Lucio having a doubtful identity.
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  • At the end of "Paradise Lost", Belial now has Lucifer's headless body, which introduces the possibility that Lucio is actually Belial in disguise. Though how he is able to replicate Lucifer's face might remain as a mystery, as the Supreme Primarch's head is last seen in the arms of Sandalphon.
  • The teaser of the third part of "What Makes The Sky Blue" events ends with Lucio himself stating "Yes. My real name is...", finally addressing the ambiguity of his identity, and that he goes by a different name.

Jossed by "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000" in a similar explanation to the above.

Vyrn is Bahamut, or specifically, the Sky God half of The Omnipotent
Up to now, the question regarding Vyrn's origins, background, and "what" he is remains unanswered in the main story. However, there are many bits that might foreshadow the answer:
  • Perhaps one of the most obvious clues is Vyrn's original name in the Japanese version, "Vee-kun". This can alternatively be written as "B-kun", which is the first letter of Bahamut.
    • In "The Other Side of the Sky", Tsubasa even calls Vyrn as B, Scaly B, or Little B in some occasions.
  • The "Girl in Blue" epilogue cutscene has a part where a literal foreshadowing happens.
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  • In Jeanne's early Fate Episodes, she mentions that Vyrn's presence reminds her of "a great being" who bestowed upon her a revelation in her dream. Upon unlocking her final Fate Episode at level 100, the great one is portrayed using a silhouette of Proto Bahamut.
  • When the crew restores a portion of his power, a silhouette of Bahamut appears, and it is used again when they restore Yggdrasil from Malice.
  • Take the following lyrics in the first verse of the "Black Silver Wings" (Bahamut's theme) for example:
    "The dragon's might is gone.
    And its eyes, and its maw, and its memories are gone.
    Knocking on the door of truth.
    A red-scale wyrm and girl in blue."
    • Now, who among the cast is an amnesiac, who lost its power (might) and had to retrieve it at some point? Vyrn... and the little guy keeps on calling himself a dragon, to hammer the point home.
    • Though the last line in the given example may contradict this a bit, as some mention that "dragon" and "wyrm" are not synonymous,
  • Despite the Rule of Funny context in the 2017 and 2018 April Fool's Day events when Vyrn becomes the raid boss, Black Silver Wings, the background track reserved for Bahamut plays, but with Vyrn's vocals, aptly named "Black Vyrn Wings".
    • Though the lyrics of "Black Vyrn Wings" were modified to match the event's Grand Blues! theme, the last line of a verse just before the chorus draws some parallelism with Black Silver Wings:
      Black Vyrn Wings: "Show the muscles you have trained up; Wake up Vyrn!"
      Black Silver Wings: "Chiaroscuro chaos awakens me."
  • Proto Bahamut is obtained in Zinkenstill, the place where Vyrn later got his sealed power back (an Anti-Magic variant).
  • The anime demonstrates that Proto Bahamut's power can be transferred to Gran's sword at Lyria's command. In the final chapters of the Dawning Sky arc in Nalhegrande, Vyrn temporarily transfers his Anti-Magic ability to the captain's weapon, where a direct hit would revert Gilbert back to normal.
    • Also note that in the anime, Gran had to borrow Bahamut's power from Lyria before destroying the crystallized Dark Essence attached to Tiamat and Leviathan. This essentially means that Gran needed something to negate the Dark Essence, and Bahamut has the countermeasures against such magic, something that Vyrn already demonstrated.
    • The Impossible version of Proto Bahamut has indeed, abilities that may count as Anti-Magic - Ragnarok Field II and Arcadia Elytron inflicts the Skill Sealed debuff which prevents your party from casting spells and abilities.
  • It's even more blatant in the Persona 5 crossover "Thievery in Blue" as Dantalion possessing Vyrn turns him into a miniature Proto Bahamut.
    • Near the event's ending, Dantalion even mentions that he had obtained a "power of Bahamut", all while staying inside Vyrn the whole time.
    • It is even lampshaded by Lyria, who wonders if Bahamut had something to do with Vyrn.
  • In "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", when Vyrn headbutts Lucilius to distract him, Lucilius sighs in disappointment stating "It seems I have overestimated god". Is he referring to the ridiculousness of a critter trying to stop him? Or is the "god" Lucilius is referring to, is no other than Bahamut, the Omnipotent whom he indirectly addresses to Vyrn?
    • Helel ben Sahar outright calls Vyrn his "Master" when it is made clear in the previous chapters that Helel serves the Omnipotent. Put the two together and this clearly implies Vyrn is the Omnipotent.
    • There is an interesting dialogue of Helel ben Sahar when you choose to say that you (as the captain) still doesn't understand everything about the gods of the sky and stars. He says this.
      Do you truly not? Much of the relevant information has been scattered throughout your journey, if only you cast your mind back and connect the threads.
      • Notice how he says that much of the relevant information has been scattered? It would possibly explain that all these numerous listed points in the "Vyrn is the Sky God" and "Lyria is the Astral God" in fact serve as a Foreshadowing to their identities.
      • He also suggests the captain to "cast your mind back and connect the threads". It is in fact, a nod to the player to look for the lore facts and create connections between related events, much like what we are doing now at this Wild Mass Guessing page!
  • In line with Lucio's exposition on the Creation Myth regarding the Omnipotent being split into two halves, Bahamut (or a part of him) is heavily implied in the song lyrics of Black Silver Wings and the Ultimate as the God of the Sky who commands the powers of Rebirth and Destruction.
    • Anyone who knows their Rage of Bahamut lore or has watched Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and its sequel will understand that Bahamut is indeed capable of obliterating lands, with his fireballs being likened to nukes or catastrophes, demonstrating his power of Destruction. As show at the end of Virgin Soul, Bahamut cannot technically die, as he keeps on returning, no matter how many times his physical form gets destroyed, something that Favaro is even aware of. Here, Bahamut demonstrates his power of Rebirth.
    • To tie this with Vyrn's powers, so far he demonstrated Anti-Magic - which is somewhat a form of Destruction as well, specifically, "destroying magic".
  • Chapter 126 is more of a Wham Shot from Vyrn's perspective - After overexerting his powers, Vyrn blanks out, sees a vision from the past getting transported into a strange dimesion with Bahamut towering behind him. Vyrn tries to talk with Bahamut but suddenly wakes up before receiving answers. The narration explicitly identifies Bahamut as a "god" at this point. When Vyrn regains consciousness, the others mention that he was like talking to himself while sleeping. This chapter finally, subtly confirms that Vyrn and Bahamut are Connected All Along. Likewise, the final line of "Vyrn talking to himself" in his sleep as noted by the others could also be a case of Exact Words if Vyrn is Bahamut.

Lyria is the Astral Half of the Omnipotent
To supplement the "Vyrn is Bahamut" theory above, this theory attempts to explain Lyria's true identity.
  • First of all, if things are taken into chronological order, we start off with the Creation Myth explained by Lucio in "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000". The Omnipotent is a being from another dimension who split himself into two. The God of the Sky wielding the powers of Destruction and Regeneration (which is heavily stated to be Bahamut, in certain narrations and lyrics of The Ultimate and Black Silver Wings) and the other half who wields the power of Creation left, being referred to as the God of the Stars.
  • He later explains a part of the Creation Myth that these two halves are always at war, trying to overpower the other and fuse once more. Lucio also ponders on the effects if the two halves merge again, implying that a greater calamity may happen.
  • Then the main story arc of the game revolves around The Prophecy that "the girl in blue" and "the red wyrm" must never meet in under any circumstances. This is something that even the older cast such as Walfrid, the Disappeared Dad of the protagonist, and the Blessed Ones in the Edgelands even knew. And upon seeing their physical appearances, those aware of the prophecy are shocked at the revelation that Vyrn and Lyria are the ones most likely being referred to. Now, why does the prophecy state that two entities never meet? Does it have something to do with the Creation Myth of the two halves of god?
  • If Vyrn is indeed Bahamut, that solves the first half of the equation as Bahamut is very much implied to possess the powers of Destruction and Regeneration. That leaves the power of Creation unanswered. But this power might have something to do with Lyria's Summon Magic - she's capable of creating copies of Primal Beasts out of thin air.
  • Also, the other half who possesses the power of Creation is known to have left the world of the skies. Akasha is able to observe and manipulate any history within the Sky Realm, including its inhabitants. The problem is, Akasha cannot find anything about Lyria's past, implying that she doesn't originate in the Sky Realm.
  • Lyria has Occult Blue Eyes, a trait that she shares with Loki... and Loki claims to be an Astral. If Loki would represent the general appearance of the entire Astral race, then Lyria may be an Astral herself. This may also reference a line in the third arc of the main story where the protagonist's father "obtained" Lyria somewhere else, which they didn't expect in their travels.
  • If we take the names / titles of the involved parties in question - "The God of the Stars" and "Astral". A simple translation search would explain the word "Astral" as "something related to the stars", implying that the other half of the Omnipotent may have something to do with the Astral race, or may be the first Astral in history.
  • In relation to the terminology of the word implying to stars. Remember how the protagonist saw Lyria in the game (and especially in the anime adaptation)? It is likened to a falling star, the effect of which is given off by the crystal in her chest.
  • If Bahamut represents the Sky God Half, having the powers of destruction and rebirth, Chapter 123 reveals that he may have a Foil amongst the Astrals.
    Loki: Diametrically opposed to destruction and rebirth, we Astrals are the keepers of immortality and creation. From nothing comes something. Zero becomes one. We hold the power of origination.

Sandalphon was once a Fallen Angel
In "What Makes The Sky Blue", Sandalphon has demonstrated that he can rebel against the angels should he be driven into despair. He had experienced despair after knowing that he is just a backup of Lucifer with no other roles to play. And he even planned to steal the power of his fellow primarchs so that he can fulfill a plot of revenge.
  • One of the artworks for both anniversary events has Sandalphon falling down underwater, more like a Visual Pun or Foreshadowing of the term "fallen angel" itself.
  • He pushes the protagonist plummeting down the skies, while Lyria and Vyrn risked the possibility of breaking down the seal on Pandemonium by summoning Bahamut. Thankfully, Lucifer managed to reinforce the seal at the end. Did Sandalphon subconsciously plan on breaking the seal of Pandemonium in the first place, knowing that there are fallen angels and Origin beasts imprisoned there?
  • In "Paradise Lost", we learn that Sandalphon has been imprisoned inside a Seraphim Cradle. But looking at the cradle's description brings up a possible theory: Did Sandalphon fell from the angelic circle in the past, to warrant Lucifer's decision of placing him inside a Seraphim Cradle?
    A miraculous crystal; the embodiment of heaven that flourishes six blue wings. Bearing the grace of the archangels, it purifies those souls that have fallen from the angelic circle. It works numerous miracles for those pariahs cast out from their sanctuary.
  • It also brings the theory as to whether Sandalphon really had no memories of his past, or if his previous memories were wiped clean.

Zig-zagged. He joined the ranks of the fallen angels like Olivia and Azazel, rebelling against the Astrals. Sandalphon is furious to realize that he is seen as nothing but a redundant backup at that point and was imprisoned inside Pandemonium until two millennia, which a chance outside force allowing Sandalphon and some of the fallen angels to escape, kicking off his plot in the first "What Makes The Sky Blue" event. So technically, only the second and third bullet points have a connection, especially since "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000" reveals a glimpse of the fallen angels' rebellion where he once was a part of.

Lyria is the true protagonist of the Main Story
She is the one who triggers the start of the plot right at the beginning, while the Captain and Vyrn are simply passing by the moment they saw her light.
  • She is the game's most prominent character aside from the captain and Vyrn, appearing in many promotional materials.
    • She is the game's icon in the App Stores.
    • Lyria, along with Proto Bahamut is the first set of cards to be revealed in the GBF-themed expansion of Shadowverse - "Brigade of the Sky".
  • Additionally, Lyria is known in the in-game prophecies as the "Girl in Blue", which sounds a lot like the first word of the game's title, Granblue.

Dantalion is also a piece of Bahamut, as well as Vyrn's Shadow
Pieces of God can manifest separately, after all, and Primal Beasts are similar. After defeat, Dantalion comments that "He wasn't complete."

Cruz is actually an Artificial Human in Lancelot's image
  • Some fans have noticed Cruz's hair and eye colors are rather close to Lancelot's (especially in Lancelot's newer illustrations).
  • Cruz's lack of emotion has been commented on by several characters, with Mordred saying he can never tell what Cruz is thinking in one event page line in "Divergent Knighthoods". Perhaps a sign that he's not a normal human?
  • During "Divergent Knighthoods", Cruz has a mysterious sixth sense, sensing something amiss with the Mountain Shrine before anyone else, including Lancelot himself. It may be another indication that he's not completely human.
  • In Arthur and Mordred's uncap pose, all the members of Team Chickadee use a single sword... except for Cruz, who not only dual-wields, but strikes the same exact pose as Water SSR Lancelot.
  • As for why someone would make a homunculus in Lancelot's image, Isabella's always been obsessed with him. Perhaps she originally created Cruz as a "backup" for Lancelot, and after her and Gareth's defeat in "Four Knights of a Fallen Land", Gareth (assuming she's alive) uncovered him and sent him to join the Order of the White Dragons as The Mole.

Azazel and Olivia will appear in the third "What Makes the Sky Blue" event
Some have expressed dissatisfaction over the focus of "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost". While the arc is a way of presenting Sandalphon's acceptable transition from a villain to a hero, and a new greater Big Bad who even kills Sandalphon's friend Lucifer, fans have wondered why two of the Breakout Characters from Rage of Bahamut did not even make an appearance (namely the fallen angels Olivia and Azazel) since "Paradise Lost" revolves around the threatening existence of fallen angels being backed by a former Astral. Others have pointed out that they may actually appear in the third part of "What Makes The Sky Blue", and only time would tell if they do get their spotlight. As more events came, the number of players expecting their roles in WMTSB3 increased. Even before "Paradise Lost" came to be, their Fate Episodes attempt to foreshadow things regarding the fallen angels and their setting:
  • They both mention Pandemonium, which played a part in Sandalphon's plan from WMTSB1. Olivia's inclusion during the "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer" event has a monologue where she still plans to release her fallen brethren from the prison.
  • It is also notable that Olivia didn't appear in "Paradise Lost". Her goal was to gather information by staying near the Grandcypher crew since they have a connection to the Supreme Primarch. Where was she when Lucifer, the original Supreme Primarch died? And if the seal on Pandemonium was damaged on WMTSB1 (requiring Lucifer to reinforce it at the end of the event), wouldn't Olivia notice it too since she was so fixated on rescuing her fellow fallen angels? The situation would have been used to her advantage in the first place, yet Olivia is nowhere to be found.
  • They are baffled by the existence of Lucio whom they claim as someone not being the exact person they once knew, hinting at the ambiguity of Lucio's identity, something that would finally be resolved as teased in the trailer for WMTSB3.
  • The 1000th Comic Strip's Wallpaper has Lucifer, Sandalphon, Azazel and Olivia positioned next to each other. One interesting fact is that Olivia looks at Sandalphon's and Lucifer's direction with a confused face. Did she know of Sandalphon's existence as an angel, specifically his role as another Supreme Primarch?

They indeed appear in "What Makes the Sky Blue III: 000", in the prologue chapter no less! Although the initial scene may be a Pensieve Flashback from Lucifer's memories, it still counts.

The Oracles will be Villain Protagonists
Or they might have an agenda of their own, which somewhat conflicts with the idea of the protagonists. First and foremost, they are the hooded figures who stole the cards containing the power of the Arcarum Primal Beasts, which kickstarted Monika's quest of investigating them in the "Arcarum: The World Beyond" mode.
  • After you fight each of the Arcarum Primal Beasts in the expeditions, the Oracles are briefly shown, but with their faces covered in the shadows. When Vyrn notices them, they immediately escape, implying that while your crew is busy investigating the island, they are secretly watching you from somewhere else.
  • A Wham Line from the Inchoate World during a cutscene of the Arcarum Mode tries questioning Lyria's allegiance to Bahamut, calling it a "has-been dragon" and even offers her to join their side. Considering how the Flavor Text of the Inchoate World strongly implies his goal of rebelling against Bahamut and creating a new world, along with the fact that Oracles are bound to a specific Arcarum (which serve The World as their leader), it is possible that the Arcarum Primal Beasts and the Oracles will oppose Lyria and the crew one way or another.

Theories for the tropes and archetypes of the Oracles
Tropes which may apply to the Oracles based on observations, as well as their physical appearances and features:

Empress - Ojou, Ojou Ringlets

  • She has the typical Ojou Ringlets and her NPC artwork suggests that she lives in a sophisticated lifestyle (judging by how she brushes her hair with one hand). Plus, she also wears a gown underneath that hooded jacket. Empress/Teresa might be of royalty, presumably a princess or queen. And when the Tarot's meaning is taken into consideration, The Empress represents motherly care.

Confirmed. While her appearance gave it away, her backstory reinforces both tropes.

Lovers - Yandere, Love Makes You Crazy, Creepy Shadowed Undereyes, Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette, The Lost Lenore, Broken Tears, Tears of Remorse

  • If the personification of Death as a Granblue Primal Beast is given priority, there is one trait that makes her rather "unusual". When you fight her for the first time, her dialogue and manners of speech suggest that Death has become crazy enough, desperately wanting to be loved. If this is the effect of being celestially bound to the "yearning Lover", then the Erune Oracle might be a Yandere. And there is a possibility that both of them kill those who refuse to reciprocate their love. One such line spoken by Death goes like this:
    "Love... Mee... Love... Me... Please... If you say no..."
  • When the Oracles' uncap artworks were revealed in Granblue Fes 2018, the Lovers is the only one weeping, while her Death Arcarum is also covering its head in sorrow. This implies that she might have a troubled past which involves a loved one dying, fitting the literal meanings of the names Lovers and Death, which also adds the possibility of The Lost Lenore trope to the list.

Confirmed. The Fate Episodes unlocked through Death's uncap stages essentially reveal that Lovers/Nier went through the first two tropes.

The Captain's Father's name will be either explicitly "Blue", a foreign language equivalent, or incorporate the word into a longer name
It is the only part of the title that isn't currently being used as a name for a character.

Sariel's goal of "finding the rainbow" would be the focus for the next serious Primarch-themed event, and all other 2019 side stories would be themed around the rainbow
To add context, Sariel is actually referring to the dimensional rift where Belial and Lucilius are sealed, as explicitly stated by Sandalphon in "The Maydays" (and vaguely reinforced by Lucio), as well as being stated in the event's ending. However, looking back at some of the previous story events in 2019 post-"What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy, one may think that the next events would also center around the rainbow, or Sariel's goal.
  • "A Walk on the Wild Side" - Near the end of "The Maydays", Lucio explains that Sariel's path is a dangerous one that he does not even dare to walk. And it would also be difficult to know if Sariel would be a friend or foe if he returned. "Wild Side" may imply that he will be an enemy once more.
  • "No Rain, No Rainbow" - Blatant placement of the "rainbow" in the title. But "rain" may mean that Sariel has to sacrifice something to achieve his goal. There is a trope called Gray Rain of Depression after all.
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