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Oh well, either way I'm interested in how the Killer Six got their powers, and I hope the explanation makes sense.
So... with the tissue issue and reading chapter 48, specifically this part http://www.mangareader.net/222-47027...hapter-48.html , I thought it would be much more interesting instead of humans making contract with demons every time, the existence of some treasures that give powers to humans, making them able to fight demons.
If Ishiyama Upstarts is related to Athrun, maybe they have some of these treasures?
Lets start speculation, with this Chapter there are so much possible Ways it could run. First Natsu is a contractor from a Demon that belongs to the Solomon Company. When i think the first introducing of this Company, was in the Mother of Beel arc. And the Company handle with a Picture that should belong in the Demon World not in the Human World, open the Door for. That the Solomon Company is ruled by Demons, who dealing with human, to destroy the world and Power.
Fuji is the Contractor of Arthrun, also the unknown Family arthrun is working for are not so familiar with the King of the Flies. That could bring us later two a second visit in the Demon World. I don´t think if the King of Hell are knowing there are hunting for Baby Beel, he will do something.
When I was reading the past chapter discussion (the San Marx arc),I notice nobody brought up the issue whether En and Beel have the same mother.It's completely irrelevant,but I always notice things like this.
Hilda only state that Mrs Iris is Beel mother,not En.It got me wondering since Hilda only refer to Iris as Mrs,not some fancy title like the queen or something.She may not be the queen of the demon world at all,just the second wife.And that En's mother is the queen,the first wife.Thus making both En and Beel half brother.I could be entirely wrong and that both En and Beel are full brothers.But with the info that we have so far,I came to that conclusion.
So,does anyone think that both En and Beel share the same mom?
And what are the chances of having another demon prince/princess who ain't a crybaby?
It hasn't been stated explicitly, but Hilda's lecture to Beel when Futaba made him her lackey suggests they have different mothers.
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Why didn't I ever comment on this?
Its a great idea. I really hope Tamura expands more on the different ways you can gain powers through demon contracts. Like the tissues -- those are awfully convenient for humans to use, I can't imagine that being the only one of its kind around.
Also,En had the entire pillar squad under his command when he came to "destroy humanity" whereas baby beel only had Oga(though he is more than enough),Alaindelon and Hilda when he came to "destroy humanity". It does suggest that there is a disparity of power between them.En may have more connection compare to beel if his mother is of higher ranking.
I'm not sure about this. Certainly, Mrs Iris is not referred to as the Queen, so she may be a lesser royal wife. Then again, Beel has inherited his father's name, not En, which may mean that she is the favourite wife (making him the Crown Prince?). (Then again, the Demon King is so random that he refers to Beel as "the kid I just had", so it's really impossible to draw a conclusion.)
But the fact that En has a full elite Squad may have to do with age. I'm still longing for the day when Furuichi will answer the doorbell only to find a legion of demons saying they were sent by the King to be Beel's Squad and are reporting for duty to their presumed General.
FREAKING AWESOME SCENE, MAN!
That's true.However,considering how random the demon king is for sending a baby to destroy humanity,he could have at least given Beel an army(which hilda can lead) to destroy humanity.En is also pretty young to have an elite squad under him.All of them are so loyal to him despite him being a clueless,spoiled brat.Quote:
As for the second part,it would be pretty epic if that were to happen.
Hey guys. Just a reminder, for anyone still calling the new gang leader of delinquents the "Six Upstarts", I made a post explaining why we should be calling them the "Killer Six Elements" instead. I didn't post it here at first because I wasn't aware of this thread. You can read it below:
Now, here's another mind blow that just occurred to me, again having to do with the Killer Six Elements.Actually, it's just a speculation, as kendama has pointed out.
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Now, I would have had to bite my tongue if I had dismissed your theories before: after all, you are the one who uncovered the demonic alphabet and now the connection with the Six Killer Elements.
But now I will hedge my bets and remain in waiting to see whether this last one will be born out.
Tamura-sensei may choose some elements of Western Demonology to add interesting regularity to the story, but he does so quite randomly. What I mean by that is that he chooses fancy names that fall into a pattern without any worry as to how to be consistent about the original holders of these names. That's why, for example the Pillar Heads have sometimes connections to the original mythical serpents (like Basilisk's paralysing gaze or Naga's riding of a snake-shaped aura), but more often no such connection is evident. For example, Beel's name seems to have been chosen solely because it can be used to make a pun on akanbou and even the connection to flies seems to be used only sparingly and for laughs, at least for now. And of course, Beel does not show signs of gluttony.
So, while it is possible that the Six Killer Elements correspond to the remaining six Capital Sin-related demons, I find it unlikely. My main reason is that they seem to be divided in two tiers: those like Ebian and Akahoshi, who showed surprise and puzzlement at Nasubi's interest in Beel; and those like Nasubi himself who are contractors. In my view, the Three Beasts are contracted, whereas the Three Kings are just very strong newcomers who aren't aware of demons.
Even the issue of whether there is more than one kingdom in the demon world is unclarified.
Finally, there are so many loose ends in this story - I've made a recap in another thread here - that adding another layer of complexity would quite clutter the story. We have Athrun, the person standing atop the rubble on chapter 38, Solomon Company, Mrs Iris, Kunieda's parents, etc. etc. While it is possible to tie everything by relating it to the remaining capital sins, it sounds that this would require improbable connections and leaps of reasoning, especially if the Six Killer Elements are involved as well. It doesn't really sound like Tamura-sensei's style. But hey, what do I know?
What is Solomon Company? Can't remember that.
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Forget my question. I googled it.
By the way, where was it mentioned that the nicknames of these six actually come from the hatsuyume, with the order of objects in the superstitious phrase the same? I just checked that Nene was repeating the exact expression in chapter 190, which got lost in translation, but the order is the same, in decreasing order of strength. I think it was in a footnote in a chapter somewhere, but I don't remember where.
I'm not sure if any of the loose ends will become directly associated with the elements. But given Tamura's history of resolving almost none of them so far really makes me wonder: When the manga ends, will Tamura have resolved, or just ignored them altogether? As someone always looking for the next big thing in Jump, I find it similar to asking the question: Will a manga become long enough to resolve, or will it be cancelled too soon? A resolved manga has its loose ends tied up and indicates a manga ended naturally, while a cancelled manga has its loose ends poorly accounted for, if at all, indicating a forced ending.
I have no idea how long this manga is going to last because I can't tell how much storytelling magnitude Tamura has; this has STILL only been his first serialization. With all these loose ends all over the place, he's either planning for something extremely long, or is clumsily bringing the manga to a forced, cancelled ending. By thinking he'd associate the elements with something that actually has the greatest possible rhyme, I thought that it could possibly be the beginning of the end, and I'd assume he'd probably forget about tying up those loose ends too, like a cancelled manga. This is one of the main reasons why I hope the manga lasts a long time, along with having the anime redone/continue properly.
As a manga that's not entirely gag-based, it's probably one of the least predictable I've ever read. And when I don't fully understand whatever little patterns come out of it, I might just screw up whatever theory I thought I might have had, kind of like what I just did.
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I kind of agree with kendama on this one. Tamura decides his demonic names pretty randomly. I mean, Hilda, Yolda, Sachura, and Isabella don't have corresponding demons at all, just European sounding names. So these new demons could have the names of anything, from the 7 Princes of Hell, to famous historical figures, to pop culture, to anything really. Heck, considering he named the 34th Pillar Squad from the Angelic Alphabet, which is part of the Lesser Key of Solomon, who's to say he won't use the Ars Goetia? (This would be hilarious, because people have already been comparing the subcontracting to the household vessels of Magi. And Magi too, uses the Ars Goetia. )
I mentioned it in a chapter discussion thread before you. The importance of Oga's dream is explicitly said in chapter 188: the first dream of the year is important, and what you dream about signifies how well the year will be for you. Its literally stated on the first page of chapter 188. Oga dreamt of the perfect combination: eggplant, a hawk, and Mt. Fuji. But when I was trying to find out more about these dreams of the first year, I discovered a blog entry about the six symbols one should dream about on New Years in Japan. Tamura was probably making a very Japanese pun by linking the name, Killer Six Elements, to six symbols that actually represent good fortune.
If there's one thing I have no faith in, is any kind of decent handling of romance between Hilda, Oga, and Aoi. I'm so glad its been dropped for the time being.