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i think the dark rift is the barrrier to the other world and i think some of these "humans" are actually monsters like the fanalis are... i think solomon just gave everyone a human form in the new world to avoid any potential beef... the people who cant use magic are the "others" while the people who can are descendants of the humans from alma torran which is why there are "goi" and magicians. if you think about it the djinn let goi use magic, but only one type, just like the other creatures cause they only had access to one through the staffs
i have to go to work but i just wanted to get this out of the way before i head out. what do you guys think?
We have a spoilers thread for spoilers, don't we.
Yeah, I agree with your theory for the most part thread starter, I think for whatever reason Solomon's laws force non-humans to take human form and assimilation with a metal vessel removes that law the further you assimilate. And actually the Fanalis didn't inhabit the great rift in Alma Toran, I'm pretty sure they lived on another continent far from the church. And I don't think either Illa or Solomon were lazy regarding the great rift, because as we learn the nature of Illa it's becoming implied that Illa isn't capable of laziness. Illa may not even be capable of any thought at all, so the great rift may be something Illa has little control over and it may simply exist as a borderline between the endless number of worlds that even Solomon could not deal with. I recently played a game called Bravely Default in which there was a great chasm that linked infinite parallel worlds together like a massive interdimensional tunnel and that's sort of what I think the great rift in Magi is like in a sense. I don't know why the Fanalis are there now, but by the time this arc is over and if we do see them, it'll probably be not only clear why but also clear what the great rift is for.
Last edited by obamamania; April 21, 2014 at 02:26 PM.
...and considering their natural attitude (read: homicidal) its was probably for the best (at least for the humies).