This post is full of spoilers if you aren’t caught up at least until episode 13. Just sayin’. Our previous post on Barnaby’s memories is here.
I was browsing the T&B threads on /a/ and saw this. And then it hit me… and this could be just animation derp (
I don’t have a BD version to check this against yet but if there’s any changes in it when I do get it, I will update this post BD checked, no changes to this scene) or it could be we’re crazy. But I’m putting it all here anyways. Since the craziest stuff keeps happening.
What this means is that possibly Barnaby projected the Ouroboros sign from the shape on the painting on the wall onto the killer’s hand. And that made him chase something that never existed for 20 years.
If this theory is legit – and it might well be we’re totally on the wrong track and crazy – this might wreck all the theories we have made before. But it doesn’t remove the fact that Ouroboros exists. There’s also the thing with the Ouroboros symbol on the original Stern Dollar, which got changed in the BD version because people read too much into it. Sternbild’s whole design can be traced into Ouroboros shape. There is something to it.
Aki’s crazy tier theory: What if Ouroboros is behind the whole city, and Maverick and Bunny’s parents were in it too? That’d make it a damn powerful thing, so no-one could stand up to them because they would hush every person ready to say something to the public; maybe there were people ready to say something, but no-one believed them? So maybe we got it wrong; maybe Kriem and Jake weren’t in Ouroboros, just came up with the craziest idea to show it exists – they pretended they were a part of it, too? They might have challenged the heroes because they are manipulated by the Hero TV, which might be a part of Ouroboros.
My crazy tier theory: Barnaby’s parents might have been in Ouroboros, or might not. Regardless, something might have happened that caused them to become a hazard to Ouroboros and that’s why they were killed. They might have tried to protect Barnaby from Ouroboros if it is tied to the appearance of NEXT. Maybe Maverick found out and had them killed so he could take over raising Barnaby.
And here’s an image that accurately depicts how we feel about everything right now:
Note: This might not make much sense right now since our minds are kinda blown at the moment. So there’s probably holes in this theory until we can actually think through this properly.