Ok stupid theory time.
The ultimate goal of the chakra project is to create a monster out of an entire human body, leaving nothing behind but the man’s soul. Freed from the shackles of flesh, he can ~*ascend to a higher plane of existence*~
This is Rjinder’s plan. Discuss.
Ok stupid theory time.
This song (this game) is gonna give me an anxiety attack. It’s so chill and peaceful and then PRESSURE TENSION ENEMY ROCKET LAUNCHER ok we chill again.
i think we’ve got enough info to start thinking about a Grand Theory of the plot of Gunnerkrigg Court
we know that psychopomps don’t pick up robot souls, and that Kat is a robot angel. Angel of death maybe? Probably related.
But also, being an angel of death isn’t really a good thing? Without a…
I don’t think the Court wants to destroy the ether, I think they want to control it. Immortality at the cost of being a ghost doesn’t sound so hot to me. Right now the psychopomps act as gatekeepers to the ether. If one could bypass them, and gain direct access to the ether, then they could literally re-write reality. A much better prize, indeed.
Rod Serling Narration:
Imagine, if you will, a great monster of antiquity, the stuff of myth and legend. A creature of near unlimited power. Now imagine, that same monster wanted to be something different. Something human.
Meet Ballister Blackheart, former Knight of the Institution, now that same Institution’s greatest foe. He thinks he’s found the perfect sidekick, a precocious young scamp by the name of Nimona. But he’s really stumbled upon something out of…
Nimona, The Final Scene:
A great battle rages. Using her anomalous energy device, Dr. Blitzmeyer traps Nimona in a fragile human form. Ballister -tears in his eyes- strikes a final blow against his former sidekick, and Nimona crumples to the ground, dead.
The dust settles.
"Is it over?" someone asks.
"Yes." Ballister turns to the audience as the camera zooms in on his strange, glowing yellow eyes. "Everything’s fine now."
We fade to black as The Twilight Zone theme starts playing.
Welp, I called this shit. Partially.
I was right in saying that Robot and the others weren’t technically considered alive; even Robot in today’s page acknowledges this. Today, however, we see something completely different: because of what Kat is doing, this is the first “robot” created from…
The robots are in a Catch-22. They are effectively barred from affecting the ether because they don’t have souls or guides. But if they had access to the ether then they could create their own psychopomp.
Of course we now know that reality can be altered retroactively. So, if at some unspecified point in the future they did obtain a guide somehow, that would solve their problem in the present.
In other news, Kat has personally met two different guides.
ahhhhhhhh I love Gunnerkrigg so much.