The possibility of the existence of the counterpart of the “New Demon”, and Mercury conspiracy theory
(I will apologize for my English first, because it is not my native language, there may have many errors in this article. If it is interfere your reading, please forgave me and show me the error part, I will try to amend it. Thank you.)
In Flag 65, Diana introduced herself as the heavenly being, counterpart of the Old Demons of the Hell. The Old Demons “feed on negative energy, on the other hand, goddesses grow with the power of love.”
This counter relationship is almost perfect, except one thing: The Hell is no longer Old Demons’ territory today, The New Demons dominate there now. If we want to balance this equation, one wonderful possibility is open up: will there have New Gods as the counterpart of New Demons, and could they be the ruler of Heaven now?
This hypothesis has no first hand proof, but it really could solve some question. First, why Diana never show any aspiration to contact Heaven? Even the situation is extremely urgent now, the idea in her mind is assemble her six sister, but not call Heaven for help. Don’t forget, this solution needs their sacrifice. Maybe they all have strong belief, but why not try to find an easy way to defeat Vintage? After all, they are not Old Demon, with Heaven’s force, stop Vintage’s plot shouldn’t be a big problem.
One explanation is that all heavenly being was dead in ArmageMachina, 300 years ago, Diana and her sisters are the last survivor of Heaven, though it is a tough argument in TWGOK, where Heaven, Hell and Earth all have their essential function.
If there has no other heavenly being in the realm of heaven, the big recycling mechanism will collapse, and all three realms can’t keep operation. The possibility of New Demons assumes this responsibility is also low, otherwise they can easily supplant Heaven, and through Old Demons’ plan to solve their energy problem. For the reason above, account there still has a regular and capable organization in Heaven is legitimate.
Another explanation is that Diana doesn’t have enough power to make contact with Heaven. But if she and three other sisters (already have wings) even don’t have this level of power, it is harder to believe they could defeat so many level 4 runaway spirit by themself.
Under this speculation, there may have another reason to explain why Diana never try to contact Heaven. There still has other heavenly being in Heaven, but they are not the same “God/Goddess” as Diana and her sisters.
Let us cast our minds back to 300 years ago, the war between Heaven and Hell. In Hell, the war ends with the New Demons’ victory, and the fall of Old Demons. Couldn’t the same thing happen in Heaven? The Old Gods (Jupiter Sisters generation) exhausted their strength in the war, and be supplant by New Gods. In fact, this is almost some kind of tradition in Greek/Roman myth, Like Cronus castrated his father Uranus, or Zeus banished his father Cronus. The gods of Olympus rule Heaven by overthrow Titans, this kind of thing definitely could happen again, or already happened, in TWGOK.
Now, we may have an explain for Diana’s action that sounds reasonable. If the ruler of Heaven now is not gods/goddesses like Diana, but some kind of new heavenly being likes the counterpart of the “New Demon”, their attitude to Jupiter sisters is predictable: root out, they must be root out. Through these New Gods’ perspective, Jupiter Sisters maybe is a much bigger threat than Vintage and Old Demons.
This hypothesis could also help to explain why New Demons’ history textbook doesn’t mention even a little about Heaven’s role in the war 300 years ago：obliterate the history of Old Gods and Jupiter sisters may benefit both New Gods and New Demons, whom want to ensure their dominate of their respective realm. For New Demons’ side, winning the war by themselves and only themselves obviously could help them to raise their new political power’s legality; but if the ruler of Heaven still the same gods which sacrifice their own fellow citizen to help New Demons defeat Old Demons, it is hard to believe they will connive this kind of profanity. Under this hypothesis, this problem could be resolve, that New Gods don’t appreciate Old Gods glorious history either.
Now, this scene appeared in my imagination: 300 years ago, the war broke out, Old Gods invaded hell to help New Demons fight against Old Demons. But the Old Demons were too powerful, The Old Gods paid so terrible a price, finally the Jupiter Sisters have no other choice, but to sacrifice themselves to perish together with the Old Demons. After that, the Hell belongs to New Demons, some New Gods overthrow the weakened Old Gods and rule the Heaven. Happy End.
Attention: the content below is a new hypothesis based on the hypothesis above, it is more speculative.
But, the history and myth tell us no former rulers will satisfy to be replaced. We all see that Old Demons don’t satisfy and are trying to reborn, even though most of the New Demons are squelch them as much as they can. What about Old Gods? Or, more accurately, what about the six Jupiter Sisters?
Until now, the five goddesses we already seen looks satisfy of their role, the sacrifice used for seal the Old Demon. And they looks like willing to do it again. But the sixth of these sister, Mercury, could her have some different idea?
From the speaking of the goddesses we already seen, if the seal functioned properly, them and most of the Old Demons (runaway spirit) should be buried underground forever, don’t have any chance to release again. But now, this seal has already been undone. The cause could be external, or internal. If one of the goddesses didn’t want to be buried underground forever, maybe she could do something to their magic, let this seal be untied after several years, release herself, other goddesses and Old Demons. The other five goddesses, I am sorry to say, didn’t looks smart enough to do this. So, the one with most of the suspicion, is definitely the most mysterious one, Mercury.
Please forgive me to have an interruption here, and guess what will happen to solve nowadays urgent situation.
Through conquer Ayumi. Success rate: low. TWGOK already spent 10+ flag on this conquest, for a normal success conquer it is already too long, and some reader may feel weary but not excited for a traditional end. On the other hand, after Keima’s last failure in flag 166-167, he has no any improve on skill or spirit. Succeed here doesn’t in accordance with shonen manga pattern. Meanwhile, even he could conquer Ayumi, let Mercury spread her wings, how could she stop Vintage’s plan, as the other three goddesses with wings failed? If Mercury is just another normal goddess, her chance of save the desperate situation is negligible. Or, she has some kind of special magic that could rescue the captured goddesses, and gather six goddesses together could bring them some extra power to seal the Old Demons again. And what's on after that? The end of TWGOK? I don’t think this day will coming so soon, particularly after author show us a lot of new TWGOK background recently.
Akari or Nikaido save the world. Success rate: low. 99% of the manga shot is on Keima, but after that world is saved by others. It is not reasonable, at least in manga world. No matter win or lose, the main impetus should come through our protagonist. The others could help, like Haqua, but shouldn’t poach on his preserve.
Keima and goddesses lost completely, Vintage wins, and Old Hell reborn on Earth. It will be very exciting, but the keynote of this manga will be changed completely if this kind of things happens. I am highly doubt this possibility.
On Keima’s side, he had already risked their whole fortune on conquer Ayumi, namely on Mercury. So, no matter what happened after, she should be the core of next scenario.
But, for nowadays situation, if Mercury is just another normal goddess, there has no chance to solve the problem. I guessed that Mercury has her own plot from relatively earlier part (flag163, she didn’t answer Mars’ call), but there still one piece I can’t lock into this jigsaw puzzle: why doesn’t she care about her own energy recover? She may the only goddess who doesn’t encourage her host’s love. Maybe she has some special way to recover energy, no matter what Keima or Ayumi do, is not important? But Keima’s action should be the main impetus of manga, or all these 10+ flags are just some kind of waste. At last, some kind of evil inspiration shows me the way to fitted together this jigsaw: Mercury already gave herself into the dark side of force, she want to absorb Ayumi’s hate to recover her energy!
I’ll say this kind of thing didn’t rare in ACG, novel or movie. Several brothers/sisters, even most of them are naive in a certain extent, one should be smart and sophisticated. Sometimes, in the war, one of them is a traitor. And the being grow with the power of love turn to feed on negative energy is even more common. I am not say these things happened everywhere, but not rare. It is hard to believe it took me so long to find this conclusion.
Finally, a whole picture came into sight. Mercury not only didn’t support Ayumi’s love; in fact it is the other way round, she is trying to undermine Keima’s conquer.
Mercury’s word, sounds like try to relieve Ayumi’s pain, but the result is just on the contrary. Her purpose is make Keima’s conquer on Ayumi completely failed. At midnight, when Keima’s final confess break down, Ayumi knows he has no love on her, the heartache will reach the extreme point, and then Mercury will expand her black wings, and push the story to a new level!
One question is, won’t this result be worse than Vintage’s victory? Not quite. Even Mercury is a villain, it is not means she is on the same front of Vintage. If the first hypothesis is true, as an Old God, she definitely won’t happy to see Old Hell’s victory. She sacrificed 300 years ago with her sisters, may just for this reason. But obviously she won’t happy to see New Gods and New Demons rule which based on their sacrifice. The things in her mind should be the wish to reclaim Heaven, even use Old Demons’ force, or let the Earth or Hell pay the price.
So, if the Vintage’s plan succeeded, there will be no space for her to bargain with Old Demons. It means Mercury must sabotage Vintage’s plan, reach a consensus with some of the Old Demons first (Vintage may have some way to control Old Demons, they don’t seems like the imp whom enjoy the status as Old Demons’ minion), then reclaim Heaven and Hell back to their old ruler, divide the Earth, it looks like a real evil plot, and let those background which author throw to us be used completely.
Sounds crazy? Yes, but it is an exciting way to propel the story. There are two scenario readers waited for a long time, Diana’s wings and Mercury’s show. All leave lots of suspense to the readers. If these two scenarios be used to solve one problem (Vintage), it’s a little waste. If the story develops like this: Keima’s conquer failed, Mercury spread her giant black wings, although Vintage’s plan be stopped, Keima is in great danger. At this time, Diana realizes her and Tenri’s love seeks no reward, spread great white wings, after that:
“You would have made an excellent disciple. Much could have been taught to you… So that you would know the power of the dark side hate.”
“the power of the dark side hate is the easy path… more seductive…
… But not more powerful.”
Hum. Only the result of this battle could tell us which side is more powerful.
P.S. I wrote this article after flag178, after that, another five flag has past, but few things changed. I still believe this Keima’s conquer is bound to fail, just the way may not like what I imaged. It may because I don’t want to see this manga ended soon, through my view, the manga’s situation is just like the ep3 of StarWars, and Order66 is near. Well, no matter what, we will see what is in author’s mind soon.