Over the course of the Kiseki series, one mystery that many people have attempted to solve – and what might well be the most important puzzle in the entire series – is the question of who the Grandmaster of Ouroboros really is. Based on the various clues scattered throughout the lore, I have my own take on who this enigmatic figure might be.
After being devastated upon the ending of Sen no Kiseki III, I had to stop and take a step back to disengage and get myself together again. Somehow, it seems to help to look at things with a bigger scope than I would have as disaster was happening one after another.
In the process, I came across something that has been around for quite awhile in the series- a pattern that’s been seeded since First Chapter came out.
This theory will cross over much of the entire series- as a result, there will be tags across all the games.
Or: What the Hell Does ‘Emptiness is Form’ Mean?
This started from something I was 100% convinced to be complete lunacy. It was to the point that I wasn’t entirely willing to even bring it up to anyone because of how ridiculous it sounded. However, I eventually talked it out with Guan, and in our attempts to break the theory, we kept finding more things to even add to it.
It was frustrating!
However, at this point, with everything else in mind, I feel that I can put this theory out, and state that Falcom has been hiding something big under our noses this whole time.
There are, of course, endgame spoilers for the entire Crossbell duology in this theory. Be warned! (There is also a Cold Steel 2 spoiler in here, because it involves a topic that’s difficult to talk about without referencing others related to the topic.)
He had connections to Ouroboros and possibly started the Hundred Days War by getting jaegers to attack and destroy Hamel to try to annex Liberl? Along with trying to show the empire’s might.
In which I analyze the Enforcers and their associated symbolism, at great length. You might want to be sitting down for this one.
This is an observation that was made quite some time ago by YagamiKyo. However, due to lack of time on his part, I’ve chosen to post it on here for him, since it’s too good (and important) of an observation to not include on this website.
Please note, there are major endgame spoilers for Ao no Kiseki in this observation, which will spoil all of the Crossbell duology. Thus it has been tagged with both Zero and Ao no Kiseki.
Submitted by BronzeFrog
Don’t you love artifacts? I love artifacts! Every scientist loves artifacts! They don’t like the church because of the articles and laws governing artifacts, but that’s all just a side issue.
And for some reason, just about everyone has lost the knowledge of how they exactly work and how to make them, despite being really lovable. The ancients must have been nuts not to pass their knowledge down or really really lazy!
Or were they?
This is something that’s been kind of brewing in the back of my head for months, but until recently, I’ve never had the opportunity to “put it onto paper,” so to speak, due to everything else I’ve been dealing with.
So here we go-