- For those who wish to call upon the framed drawing that Chris made (of D, Leon, some pets and himself), it could mean that Leon framed it and kept it at home, or that D went ahead and took it from him, either framed or unframed, before or after he killed Leon (remember how he defended his suitcase, where he had the drawing? It's important for him!)
- This has been Jossed as of recently, with the last chapter of SPSOH, when Leon shows up in Neochinatown and meets a confused Taizu after D has already flown away.
And why killed, you say? Because Leon did catch up with D eventually, after the Germany and Italy sidestories.
- Hey, just noticed! Germany-Italy-Japan!
The D we all know and love, though, could only be Dee's creation when he learned enough about genetics and stuff; probably a backup plan for his eventual suicide when reborn as a human (Dee is long held, both in Fanon and Canon, to be insane; he could have been driven to insanity and death by the emotions of his "ancestor"). This experiment angered Sofu (the most likely host of the "ancestor's" memories, given that he knows the story the best), who took the new D with him in order to raise him... before he was complete, as his mysterious illness and eventual cure (that poor orangutan) seem to imply. For building D up, Dee could have taken part of his "father" (Sofu) and part of himself, therefore giving D his odd eyes. D is probably the most close in appearance to their "ancestor", if this holds true.
Lastly, the terms ''father'' for Dee and ''grandfather'' for Sofu could be there only for formality. After all, Dee is the closest thing D has to a parent, and Sofu most probably wanted to rule over them both somehow (telling D all his life he was his grandfather, to inspire respect and authority... and probably discredit his "son" Dee).
Now think about it: in any other story with magic and serialized installments, wouldn't D be the villain, no ifs, ands or buts? Instead, the punishments he metes out are tolerated, if not exactly liked, by pretty much everyone but Leon, the one clean cop in town. Hm, now what does that sound like?
Perhaps D's father makes a hobby of killing off capes (and considering how often human arrogance is amplified in supers, he almost certainly would want to); perhaps the prophets and mystics from whom the Ds are descended were meant to be the forerunners of the superhumans but ended up being forerunners of the Ds; or, as stated in the above title, perhaps this all takes place in a Wonderful Life universe.
- ... Are you suggesting a Watchmen/Pet Shop of Horrors crossover?
- Someone needs to write this. Either of them, crossover or not. Now I want to know who this mysterious Blue Oni is!
- Alternately, it's possible that in the "main" universe, D is the hero, not the villain. His methods and results are not terribly different from some horror anti-heroes — the main difference is that he's relatively indiscriminate in his targets. This instead raises the question of who his villain is.
- It was believed that the blood in their veins gave them magical powers; they could make the crops grow by walking across the fields, they could interpret bird-song and the calls of wild beasts...~ Martin Kitchen, Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany
- That would explain the craziness and anti-humanness, as Dionysos is the personification of unbound, wild nature- in contrast to Demeter (again a D!), who stands for civilized nature; nature overcome by man (like harvesting).
- This is impossible since he still has T-chan/Tetsu who he only acquired during Pet Shop of Horrors. I think he does have character development - before he was judgemental and set people up to be punished, now he's more inclined to use humans to fulfil his pets' needs without regard for what they deserve. It doesn't make him any more human, but I think he's given up on revenge.
- In volume 8, it is
heavily impliedexplicitly stated that he went back in time to rescue Peggy Greenberg so that she would be inspired by her future self (whom D brought with him) to become Edna Hurry.
- People constantly confuses him with his father and grandfather. There is no "father" or "grandfather"- this is just a ruse. He's really been alive and operating the shop for almost a hundred years.
D refused to sell the kirin to Kelly though he was the "king" the kirin ultimately chose. However, he instantly recognized Nancy as the Queen to whom the kirin should belong. Also, as mentioned off-handedly by D once in the series and expanded upon in Shin Pet Shop of Horrors, Hitler's Blondie was a kirin in disguise. In that case too, D's grandfather bowed to Eva Braun and gave her the kirin. In both cases, the kirin chose consort of the "kings" first.