- Even better: she chooses the flashlight because of some personal reason (like "it was the flashlight my guardian gave me on my Xth birthday") as in, she doesn't even realize this was effective against trolls.
- So far, we don't know how trolls react to Joey's flashlight, so this theory is inconclusive.
An AU implies an alternate reality version of a preexisting universe. Relatively speaking, Post-Scratch Earth is an AU version of Pre-Scratch Earth, in that it involves the same people, just in different circumstances. But Post-Scratch Earth isn't considered an AU, but it's own entity separate from Pre-Scratch Earth.
Secondly, it's been established that time starts acting really weird once you enter the void between universes. Each universe is encapsulated in a kind of time bubble; time is more linear when one is inside this bubble (i.e. within the universe). For example, from the perspectives of A2 Trolls, they had just created the B1 Kids' universe, but due to being in different time bubbles, the B1 universe has already progressed through billions of years. Therefore, for Hiveswap to not be within the same continuity, it means that the events don't cross into the time bubbles of any of the established universes from Homestuck (B1, B2, A2 or A1).
In conclusion, Hiveswap isn't an AU or within the same continuity due to being an entirely different universe within its own, independent time stream that exists somewhere out in paradox space. And returning to the earlier point about Post-Scratch Earth having the same characters under circumstances, it's possible that different/similar instances of the Guardians, Kids and Trolls also exist in Hiveswap.
- All timelines exist in the same Frog.
Expect alot of time bogus mumbo jumbo and something about how Joey or Jude is their siblings and their parents or whatnot.
Worst case scenario the heroes end up in their comedy club or something and spent a level or two getting out.
- Since Act 1, we've definitely had a mention of the subjuggalos, when observing the Heiress's portrait, while also mentioning their chucklevoodoo power.
- A meteorite that fell to the Earth, just like in Attack the Block.
- A meteorite that came from a SBURB session that the aliens played, but the meteor got sent to the wrong planet.
- Time travel. They time-traveled to that date to harass Joey and possibly the rest of Earth's population.
- A DNA/paradoxical/ectobiological experiment gone wrong, which was how they got created.
- Someone summoning mini versions of the Horrorterrors.
- Orders by the Cult.
- The fact that the Noble circle of Horrorterrors doesn't want Joey or Jude going through the portal, because they're preventing Universe C from being created, and they oppose Doc Scratch.
- Them traveling there by starship. The monsters are an alien race that invaded Earth.
- Ancient ruins beneath the Earth that were uncovered, possibly by Joey and Jude's relatives.
- Doc Scratch sending them, or a different nefarious Chessmaster.
- Anything involving Alternia's green moon in general.
- Mishappenings in the Skaianet lab.
- Mishappenings in Pa's adventures.
- Their intensive search for the Cherub switch Joey used.
- A rocket.
- The fact that they are a mutative, corrupting force that seeks to plague the planet.
- Them going back in time to a parallel universe where the past is the future, then sending themselves to the future in the past universe from the first universe's alternate timeline universe 20 minutes before the other parallel alternate universe imploded.
- The fact that they are a primitive, virus-like race that seeks to eat everything in sight, including planets.
- A similar planet-swapping device that Joey and Dammek used. They could have been harassing the family to get it back, or atleast were in the search of obtaining it.
- Some reason that makes no sense at all.
- Something that won't be properly explained, with only vague hints that lead to mass speculation.
- Anything directly involving the Condesce.
- We have not found the source of the monsters' whereabouts since Act 1.
- A device similar to the pads within the frog temples that allowed people from Earth to enter prospit or derse, that was there since the beginning of time.
- Or a device like that that Joey and Jude's family edited to transfer across universe.
- Something that came from a frog temple.
- Something that Joey and Jude's family created from scratch. (Specifically either Jude or Pa)
- Something that Joey and Jude's family stole from the same place the green monsters are from or have been residing or searching to obtain.
- Something that was in Joey and Jude's manor before they even moved there.
- Something that's been in Joey and Jude's manor for generations and no one knows what it does or even its existence for a long time.
- Something Jude/Pa himself made using an eldritch-y guidebook.
- Something Joey or Jude made subconsciously without even knowing it, like how Rose scribbled MEOW all over her walls.
- Something that an ancient alien race used as means of transportation.
- Something that was sent to Joey and Jude's manor by means of time travel.
- Something that Pa uses, and probably used the last time he was seen on Earth.
- Something that came from SBURB or SGRUB or any of those type of games.
- Something that came from the companies who helped make those games, such as Skaia Net or Crockercorp.
- Something that came from one of the twelve ancestors to the post-scratch trolls.
- Something that came from Doc Scratch or Lord English.
- Something that sunk to the bottom of the ocean or was buried and left there for millions of years.
- Something that Joey or Jude will create in the future and send to the past.
- Something actually involving Cherubs.
- An instrumental key in creating the first guardian.
- Something that makes no sense at all.
- Something that won't be properly explained, with only vague hints which'll lead to mass speculation.
- There has not been a conclusive source since Act 1, although Joey has made the implication that the portal has always been there, and Jude seems to know of its purpose.
- The only troll that's been introduced is Xefros, and he seems semi-dense, but it's probably too early to confirm this theory.
- Xefros has not died during Act 1, but he sure seems to have come close to it.
- Well, the in-game hint function has the Doc's snarky, fourth-wall breaking attitude, and the security protocol Xefros receives is from 'Scratchtech'. It's not quite confirmed but it's very, very plausible.
- Zoosmell shows that he does care for Xefros by helping to save him from the debris, but that's likely the only role he'll play in the story seeing as Joey and Xefros leave him behind in Outglut.
- No such character was introduced in Act 1.
- The only thing Hiveswap answered were if couches had sopor slime in them or not.
- Confirmed, the game ends as soon as things pick up speed.
A better question for this scenario would be "What if none of the pre-scratch kids or post-scratch trolls played the game in their respective universes?"
- Act 1 has passed, and there has not been a battle with a drone.
- When he made the imaginary female versions of Problem Sleuth's main cast. Hysterical Dame, Nervous Broad and Madame Murel are all female, but Ace Dick simply doesn't have enough imagination to conjure a female version of himself, and therefore is still male.
- As a more recent example, the pre-retcon B2 sprites also count. Arquiusprite and Erisolsprite have two male components each, therefore they are both male; Fefetasprite has two female components, therefore she is female; and lastly, Tavrisprite has a male and a female component, therefore they are non-binary, for a 2/1/1 ratio.
- If you want to argue that the four main characters of the game are 2 male, 2 female, shouldn't your theory be that either Jude, Xefros or Dammek is DFAB and not that Joey is DMAB? I mean, there's just as much evidence for that; Jude is a gender-neutral name, and other than the rumble spheres, there are no physical differences between male and female trolls, so the bets are completely off for Xefros and Dammek.
- I do understand, though, where this theory comes from. It is definitely jarring that Homestuck, which features pretty much all sexual orientations under the sun and even non-binary characters (even if they are just amalgamations of a male and a female character), still struggles with trans representation.
- Jossed. The game is being released on September 14th. 
- Almost confirmed. It releases ten days after, on September 14th. 
- Doc Scratch.
- Jude or Joey Harley (possibly from somewhere in the future)
- A different human that we don't know about.
- A cherub.
- It came from the cult.
- It came from the distortion from the aliens invading Joey's house.
- It was noises from the Reckoning.
Hussie said he was working on a secret project that he would announce after Hiveswap. What could that be? (More of a generally-mspa question, but whaddyagonnado)
- Act 2 of Hiveswap. He was co-developing both at once.
- A brand-new MS Paint Adventure.
- Paradox Space book 2.
- Some game/media item related to the Homestuck kids.
- A Short MSPA based on Joey and Jude/Dammek and Xefros.
- Homestuck Volume 11.
- Some other album.
- Book versions of the rest of Homestuck.
- These coming is confirmed.
- The Epilogue to Homestuck.
- Also still coming, confirmed. We don't know if this or the above are the specific secret project Hussie mentioned, but they are coming, and were re-announced after Act 1 released, so.
- Caliborn's Masterpiece.
- The end of Bard's Quest.
- Something SBAHJ-related. 8^Y
- Confirmed! Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff and the Quest for the Missing Spoon was announced a few months after the game's release.
- Hauntswitch, which is Dammek's side of the story.
Jude has jars of piss in his treehouse, and a pair of excessively hiked-up pants.
It's probably nothing. Its almost certainly nothing. But all the same, I have to wonder if Nannasprite knew she was telling Fedorafreak the story of his father's early life
And who in Homestuck is a Cuestick genius? Well, look at this.
- Somehow, I don't even think Dammek and Xefros have ancestors. In Homestuck, the whole deal with ancestors is that because trolls reproduce in a way which makes tracing lineage near-impossible, they latch onto whatever historical figure shares the most DNA with them, as well as the same symbol, and the only reason the Sgrub players have ancestors they can point at is because the two sets of trolls were created in an ectobiology lab and are almost certainly related to one another. Since Xefros and Dammek (as far as we've seen) are not ecto-grubs, even if they do have ancestors, they're significantly less related/relevant to their lives. The adventures of Jake on Alternia are entirely plausible, though, as he absolutely has a large involvement in the Alternian culture (Sufferer plush, globe of Alternia in the trophy room, the likely reason Joey knows the Alternian script).
- Well, we know that Trizza will be out of the picture by Sgrub's time either way, so her active oppression/monitoring/violence will be gone by then whether or not Scratch has anything to do with it.
- At this point it's confirmed Scratch has a direct hand in things, and since Feferi needs to be alive and well by the time SGRUB is played by the Homestuck Trolls, it's a safe bet that he has reason to back a rebellion against Trizza. If he has been working with her to set her up for a downfall as Dammek suspects, this plays into the first act's title: Kansas City Shuffle.
JOEY PLE... I CA...OSE YOU T....LEASE DO...
Which is almost definitely
JOEY PLEASE... I CAN'T LOSE YOU TOO... PLEASE DON'T GO
The word "too" is an assumption, but I think it's obvious based on context. But that implies he lost someone else because of the portal, too, which explains why Jude already knew that the portal was dangerous and kept the attic key deeply hidden. Most likely the person he lost was A. Claire. It would explain her disappearance, why Grandpa keeps the portal locked away and covered up now, and why A. Claire had the portal key before she disappeared.I'm pretty positive about that part of the theory, but I have some more predictions. According to the wiki it's been confirmed that A. Claire is dead, not just missing. I think, when she reached Alternia, she was killed by Trizza. It would be hinted at by Xefros' comment about Trizza hating aliens, and, more importantly, would connect Joey to Xefros' and Dammek's rebellion and give her a personal reason to oppose the main antagonist of Hiveswap.
One more thing, which is a bit more of a stretch. It's been mentioned countless times that Joey gets the impression that Grandpa really hates animals, even though he used to love them (Halley). She hinted that he might have been "betrayed" by an animal. I think an animal is what pushed A. Claire into the portal. Either Jude's mysterious pet, or Bec. Either way, the accident could potentially tie in to Dammek's communion abilities, which would be a direct parallel to Tavros later killing her husband, Grandpa, the same way.This accident may also be why Grandpa now isolates himself from his family. Since he presumably found/built the portal, he blames himself for his wife's death, and is afraid that he'll put the rest of his family in danger too; especially Joey, who he can't look in the eyes perhaps because she reminds him of A. Claire. Now he spends almost all of his time killing animals because he resents them for the accident, and researching Sburb because he wants to get to the bottom of the mystery that led to his wife's death. Sburb has a lot of serpentine imagery like the portal does, and the portal leads to the universe that created Earth through Sburb, it's not surprising that he would look for a connection there. Although it's more likely that it's actually Lord English's / Doc Scratch's doing.
This theory has been making its rounds on Tumblr, with an example being this post. Some of the key points that the believers of this theory bring out are as follows:
- Other than actions involving blood, such as bleeding and blushing, the only indication of a troll's blood color is via their eyes, and Dammek's are covered by his sunglasses.
- He has circular disks in his hive, even though Xefros states that they are a luxury that lowbloods cannot acquire.
- Dammek's lusus, in the lore, has been specifically stated to seek adopting any other troll (or even a human, such as Joey during the course of the plot) after their troll's death, with the implication that Dammek killed the lusus's previous troll.
- The way he treats Xefros does seem to be a bit weird for someone just one caste above him, especially since there are pictures of Dammek wearing the same kind of butler uniform that Xefros has.
- Both deer and bulls are part of the same animal order (Artiodactyla). Even if Dammek is not a direct descendant of the Summoner, he possibly has his genes.
- Dammek is (assumably) a bronzeblood.
- In Homestuck, Eridan explains to Jade that there is a subset of trolls that believe it's their duty to seek out their Ancestor's legacy and continue what they were trying to do.
I have been a Homestuck fan since around the time Act 5 began, and even back then, Hussie knew he was going to finish Homestuck in 7 acts, so at the time, it looked like Homestuck was going to be over soon. As a result, when suddenly, one of the pages was titled "END OF ACT 5 ACT 1", I felt incredibly cheated, and since then, the problem got even worse, what with further divisions of acts into acts and intermissions.
With that note aside, Hiveswap Act 1 just felt... too short. Not just short enough on its own, but short enough to make me think "the game cannot be just 4 of these segments long". And since Homestuck has been known to cheat like this with act acts, it wouldn't be too much out of character for Hussie to do the same with Hiveswap. Of course, this alternative (assuming the act acts also cost money) is possibly worse, with simple calculations in the back of your head not leading to Hiveswap's correct price in its entirety, but perhaps telling a story exactly the way you want to is worth more than any money or publicity.
- Well, there's the Troll Call and Friendsims, if you count them as Intermission material.
- Even if they did, there is literally no way to trace such things. There is a reason trolls have a vague term for "ancestor", rather than a much stringent one for "genetic parent". In addition, the strength of a troll's genetics is dependent on the passion of their relationship (whether flushed or caliginous), which is another weird thing to account for.
Whichever avenue you go, Dammek and Xefros are fairly close, especially considering Dammek's revolutionary efforts, which would make sense if Xefros was also high-ranking in the revolution. In addition, Xefros mentions, separately, that he is excited to meet Joey and that the other tetrarchs will also be, which could be construed as him meaning "tetrarchs other than Dammek", but he could also possibly mean "tetrarchs other than Dammek and himself" with equal probability.
As for why Xefros consistently refers to "Tetrarch Dammek" and "the Tetrarch" despite having the same title as him? Well, it was already brought up that a tetrarch is only one of four leaders, so of course they would refer to each other with their "equal" title. Likewise, Dammek is known to be into what we know as communism, meaning that a Roman Empire-style triumvirate (or, in this case, well, tetrarchy), with no tetrarch being superior to another one, must make sense to him as well. This would especially be in contrast with how Alternia does put a single person (either the empress, the Condesce, galactically, or the heiress, Trizza as of Hiveswap, globally) on a pedestal to the exclusion of everyone else.
This is further implied by the photos Dammek has in his house, which are nearly always those of him and Xefros as equals. If Dammek really did see himself as a superior to Xefros and not an equal, it would more likely than not show. There is also the monitoring of Xefros' hive, which could be seen as "clingy moirail but also obviously a superior" material, but could also suggest that Dammek views Xefros' security as crucial. While Dammek may see Xefros and the other tetrarchs as equals, ultimately, he still is the leader of the rebellion, even if he might not plan to be the leader of the new system (or even have a personality cult regarding himself, like Trizza) if he succeeds.
In addition, there are two known details about the direction Hiveswap is taking: a) that it will feature five playable characters, three of whom we've already seen, and b) that it will allow you to choose your main allies, likely those currently being revealed in the Troll Call. However, to suggest that those will be playable is to suggest that there will be far more than five playable characters, which means that whoever the remaining two are, they must be important to the rebellion in either way and there will not be an option to depose of them. Hence, it more likely than not makes sense for those two to be the remaining two tetrarchs, which, coupled with Hauntswitch, would give us a nice overview of what each and every tetrarch is like.
The portal and its key are both covered in the same spiral and snake motifs associated with cherubs, as well as the red-green motif. Every juju in Homestuck has been in the possession of a cherub, originated from them, or was associated with them. The key specifically also shows the same compelling force as the lollipop juju; trying to use the key on things other than the portal gets messages showing that Joey is being psychically compelled to open the door, in the same way Jane was compelled to lick the lollipop. The key even physically forces her to use it! Jujus are often also inexplicable; its unknown where they came from or where they go, and when we do know, its all a stable time loop. Its unknown how or why the portals are there.
The main point against this theory is that Jude and Dammek both have schematics of the portals. While it actually is possible to break apart a juju - we see Lil Cal get shredded to pieces at one point - the look of the schematics suggests the portals werent just fixed up, they were built. This would discredit them, because, as stated, jujus are magical and cannot be made by mortal means.
However, this still leaves the possibility that the key is a juju, while the portal is not. The key also uses cherub motifs with the red-green spiral pattern, and the compelling force seems to be produced by the key. Its presence is also inexplicable; no one knows where it went after it was used, or how it came in A. Claires possession. This theory, however, raises its own set of questions about how or why the portal is there, or why its a portal in the first place.
As for why they turned out corrupted, its possibly because their creator tried to use human DNA. Every Guardian so far has been made from non-human components, either animals or inanimate objects. While the monsters dont look outwardly human, many of them have human-like body parts such as arms, legs, and teeth. Maybe something about human DNA and the FG code makes them incompatible, creating mutated monsters when combined.
- Confirmed by various official sources.
- Confirmed, we don't know anything about anything.
- Blood is never seen, only referred to, and same goes with the romance. The world is colorful and bright, and Alternia's violent nature has yet to be seen (except from the burning of the subjugs, but the explicit details of this burning were not seen). It's quirky, but not a deathfest.
- A split second shot from the trailer.◊ You lucky dog.
- A simple cube that opens some doors.
- Confirmed. For now, it has no other purpose than to open the door to Dammek's gaming room.
The below theories are all Jossed:
- A MacGuffin that some trolls want, that Xefros or Dammek possibly found.
- Something that is involved with the whole switch that caused Dammek and Joey to switch planets.
- Something personal to Xefros or Dammek.
- A puzzle device with no real explanation. Or atleast at first.
- Something Joey always had in her mansion.
- Something that glows whenever it can be used, or whenever its Spidey-sense activates.
- Something that loses power when activating doors.
- A juju treasure.
- A Skeleton Key that can activate anything.
- Dammek's green and Xefros's pink windows seem to confirm this theory that was already confirmed before.
- Considering the Alternian alphabet was changed◊, it seems likely.
- Hiveswap definitely expands on Alternian culture, but doesn't retcon that much. However, the stylization of the hives, furniture, etc, is definitely altered (Posters now usually have color instead of being just things ripped from google that was made black and white and had horns and yellow eyes added on), and everyone has arms all the time instead of sometimes, and sylladexes (alteast in Xefros's case) is very simple, and hives usually have more color now instead of being grey with a few highlights, with Kanaya's being the exception.
Switching planets will be the halfway-mark of the game. And the same will go for Dammek's half of the story in Act 2.
- Confirmed for Hiveswap. Joey spends about the same amount of time if not a little more in Alternia than she does on Earth.
- Well, it doesn't have time travel, 192 characters, 192 deaths, complex sylladexes, and Purple Prose all the time, so yeah, you could say that.
- It's not a lot, but so far there has been a mention of "humanimals".
- Jossed, at least for April 13th, 2017. A trailer released, though!
- Jossed. There wasn't a third trailer released on 6/12. Hopes for 10/25 are still possible though.
- Fully Jossed, as the game released a month before 10/25.
- Jossed. If memory serves right, then Joey's birthday is on October 25th, or November 11th.
- They certainly seem to help her with monster battles, but most times, it's uninteractable, since Joey is saving the batteries. There are no light puzzles in Hiveswap so far.
- Jossed. Xefros definitely has a quirk, and he mentions quirks explicity in his dialogues with Joey.
- This does not seem to be the case. Infact, moreso the opposite. Joey seems to care more about Xefros's well-being, him being in a rubble pile and all, than he does of her. Xefros seems to have a happy demeanor even when discussing things such as his self-deprecation and unworth, while Joey is more concerned about her own presence in this alien world, and coming to understand it. Xefros is not cynical, unless specified as cynical to himself.
- Jossed, kinda. Jude says "crap" at one point. And one item interaction can have her recognize Beyers as "the toughest son-of-a-bitch you ever met"
- Somewhat jossed, since Joey's conflict with Trizza really started when she agreed to help Xefros with the rebellion.
- Jossed, she simply doesn't. She does have a signature dance move though.
- Jossed. Joey never really had an option to fight the monsters in the first place, only find an opportunity to distract or run from them. A mercy option was never a mechanic in the first place, nor was a fight option.
- Only one troll was really introduced, and so far no fantroll creator is complaining. Although the quirk seems too irresistibly simple to not be taken from someone, but that's still up in the air.
- If anything, with the introduction of Zebede and Tyzias, people are complaining about Hiveswap stealing from Homestuck. A common argument is that Sollux's beekeeping, as the beehives are computers, ties well into his "computer geek" personality, and his two pairs of horns tie well into his duality/Gemini theme, but as of Zebede (and, for that matter, the cut beekeeper as well), it appears that every goldblood is a beekeeper with two pairs of horns, which takes away from Sollux.
- The only character who died in Act 1 was a pigeon. Out of all the "characters" introduced, which would be Joey, Jude, Xefros, Dammek, Trizza, Xefros and Dammek's lusii, Roxy, Pa, Claire's mom, and the three gunbirds,the fact that only 1/13 characters died during the game probably indicates that death is not a main focus of this series.
- Two major counterarguments:
- Homestuck also didn't appear to be a story about death at first. The first on-screen death was in Act 2, and the first death that had real ramifications and did not fall into the categories of either "oh no a Goomba has died" or "oh no Mario has died but we still have lives left" was in Act 5 Act 2. And even then, dead Sburb/Sgrub players appeared in the dream bubbles; the first real, "no going back and no chance for resurrection" death of those characters was in Act 6 Act 3.
- Of the characters mentioned above, a lot of them have some relation to death in other ways. A. Claire died before the events of Hiveswap, Jake and Roxy have been shown to die explicitly in Homestuck, Trizza is Doomed by Canon because Feferi, Joey can die in a Game Over cutscene and Xefros has been left for dead when his entire neighborhood was razed and likely would have died if not for Joey. That makes 7/13 characters who have been associated with death in some way, and while it's far from the near-perfect death run of Homestuck it's still something to be considered.
- Two major counterarguments:
- Seems to be Jossed, we don't know anything about what happens to Dammek after being seen with Joey as they switch planets.
- Maybe Xefros warned him about them beforehand?
- Not entirely true. If you examine the attic in Half-Harley Manor (which is where Dammek will appear on Earth, given that the portal is there), you can find a stash of guns hung on the ceiling by a net, which Joey presumes are loaded, since Pa wouldn't want it otherwise.
- Speaking of those guns...
While talking about those guns, Joey also states that if her assumption of the house's geometry is correct, they are directly above her room. Seems like rather obvious foreshadowing at this point.
- Subjuggalos who entered Earth through the portal.
- People who worship the green monsters as gods outright.
- Followers of the Horrorterrors.
- Followers of Doc Scratch.
- Skaianet employees.
- SBURB/SGRUB Players or entities.
- Viceroy's Caravan.
- Chahut: Just look at her.
- Nihkee: Seems to be The Napoleon, and is described as a subcultural gatekeeper.
- Kuprum and Folykl: The former seems to ardently support the empire while carrying the latter, potentially making them a tag-team enemy. Plus, if we can fight them as Xefros, perhaps theyll try to drain his psychic energy via Folykl.
- Amisia: She's implied to use troll blood as paint. Perhaps she needs some cherry red...
- Triona she's described as a "Tattleterror" which is probably not good for someone trying to hide a secret someone like Joey trying to hide her true origin.
- Marvus: Seems to be the ringmaster behind the evil subjuggalo circus.
- Barzum and Baizli Soleil: A tag team duo of subjuggalos who look absolutely creepy.
- Lynera Skalbi: Even if she's not a boss, something about her bio suggests she has a high position in the jadeblood matriarch and boosts her own status. Her fuschian glasses may suggest ties to Trizza, and her aspect is Rage... not good.
- The Final Battle against Trizza. It was first used as the theme of the Final Battle of Halloween Hack AND recently as the theme of the Final Battle of Undertale's Genocide Route.
- Chahut's battle theme. Megalovania has been often used along murderous characters (your player character in Halloween Hack, Bec Noir and Vriska in Homestuck and the Genocide Route in Undertale) and Chahut is obviously a murderous Subjugglator.
- Alternatively, Fox could throw a curveball at us and use Megalo Strike Back instead. This old Earthbound fansong was discovered by Undertale fans and was crowned as the unofficial themes of Chara and W.D. Gaster. As for an enemy it could play against? If the "Double Agent Dammek" theory is true, then it could play against him if Joey gets to fight him.
- Zebede Tongva. He's wearing socks and sandals, which many theorize to be a rebel-indicator.
- Tyzias Entyyk: Same as Zebede, and her controversial theories regarding jurisprudence suggest adversity to the Alternian Law system.
- Tegiri Kalbur: He's also wearing a form of socks and sandals, and his bio indicates that he's there to help the lowbloods.
- ?????? Elwurd: Her lack of a first name suggests she may be a Tetrarch.
Note here that low and mid bloods are more likely to be NPCs scattered through Alternia. Higher-blooded trolls have a better chance at being plot-crucial.
- Marvus: An affable showman who's willing to kill if it means entertaining people. Ringman of the Dark Carnival, and perhaps the last in a Boss Rush of other purple-bloods.
- Cirava: A smug Mellow Fellow with a thing for AESTHETICS. A random NPC in suburbian Alternia.
- Polypa: A mercenary who is hired to hunt down Joey. A mid-boss encounter.
- Elwurd: Considering how she "knows your mom" she may be a major character in the plot, perhaps even a third party member.
- Folykl and Kuprum: The latter is hunting Joey to serve the Heiress, the former is reluctantly helping. A two-for-one enemy.
- Barzum and Baizli: Stoic mimes for Marvus' Dark Carnival. Included in the above-mentioned Boss Rush.
- Tyzias: A conspiracy nut collaborating with the lowblooded rebellion. A supporting cast member who could dump exposition.
- Her Friendsim route has her mention that she's learned a few things about the Signless and the Summoner in her extensive studies, so she might end up dropping a literal Mytholgy Gag or two. Things like asking Xefros if Dammek has wings or commenting on Joey's interesting shade of candy red blood.
- Ardata: A sketchy fortune-teller. An NPC who could provide ominous foreshadowing.
- The second act hasn't even been released yet, and this is already jossed. She's a movie star who uses caged trolls for entertainment.
- Diemen: Oblong meat product, and that's all he exists for. Another throwaway NPC.
- Galekh/Tagora: One (or both) of them could be this game's equivalent to Nern Guan; theyll appear to be some sort of Exposition Fairy... but ultimately turn out to ramble about either primarily untrue facts or personal life stories, with actual exposition being conservatively peppered in. In return, you get something useful from them, such as a good item.
- Tegiri: Another mercenary who will only serve the rebellion if you prove your worth in combat. An optional party member, perhaps.
- Boldir: A conspiracy theorist who, upon getting tipped off by an anonymous source, is hunting for an alien. And by "an alien", we mean you. Either she manages to capture you and triggers an amusing cutscene (possibly resulting in you getting a good item/party member), or she fights you. Said fight could play out two ways: she turns out to be a much stronger enemy than her appearance lets on (Zebruh's profile implies that Olive females are rather strong), or she'll be a Stone Wall Flunky Boss with a much stronger associate (matesprit or moilrail?) doing the bulk of the damage.
- Azdaja and Konyyl: A pair of matesprits/moirails that are sickly-sweet whenever they're together, but still extremely competent in combat. A powerful tag-team boss, possibly with Azdaja acting as a Fragile Speedster and Konyyl being the Mighty Glacier. Defeating them will give you allies, either in-story, or as party members.
- Marsti: A one-off janitor NPC. May have a cleaning-related sidequest that you can do for her that rewards you with something useful.
- Alternatively, she could play the Almighty Janitor trope and be much, much more important than she looks, indicated by her Void aspect.
- Zedebe: A random NPC scattered in Alternia. May have a bee-related side quest that could give you a crucial or good item.
- Who is this?: A Joke Character that may only appear for a short while in the game screaming something random or as an NPC. May turn out to be a Lethal Joke Character with connections to Lord English given that he has a Gold Tooth.note
- Daraya: A character that may have a side-quest relating to getting her out of detention. May give you a good item or an optional party member, perhaps?
- Nihkee: A one-off miniboss who either ambushes you (probably for some petty offense) or is found in some sort of wrestling-themed area.
Wanshi will probably get into a fight with fans of one or both of the series, with Bronya possibly being a member of the former fandom.
- Ardata: Aside from having a Third Eye, her horns dont curve inward like the other known Colbalts, and none of them are spiked. Plus, shes a highblood close to execution, so maybe her masquerade was exposed.
- Marvus: While he looks like a traditional Purple-blood, his last name is a term used by Juggalos for fradulent members of their community. His name could also be interpreted as a corruption of either:
- Most likely Jossed, at least in the case of Ardata. In the Friendsim, she has a picture of her as a colbalt grub on her wall, and she sheds a blue tear at one point.
- Stelsa. Creators' comments implied that she has story importance.
- An unrevealed troll.
- Daraya, cause why not.
Both use ballet shoes as a weapon.