AIR FORCE HUA
I’m gonna make a note about shipping for a second.
Mom and Dad (among other things) foreshadowed that John and Roxy were going to have some sort of relationship eventually. You’ve seen me discuss it here and there across my blog… even though there will be something between them, I can’t guarantee that it will last, as we don’t know whether John will end up with her or Vriska when all is said and done. Roxy might end up with John, which could work very well. She might pair up with Tavros, unlikely as it might sound at first. John and Roxy would leave Vriska with few individuals but Tavros, unless Jake somehow remains a serious option for her after she’s rescued (which could be the case); the John/Roxy/Tavros/Vriska rom-square still stands a strong chance of ending in two pairings between the four, though, and I can’t definitively say one is more likely than the other. After all, despite how rocky John and Vriska look from the present, the future may very well involve John diving all the way into the center of the above black hole to save her from her most destructive and disastrous mistake, come the near-final hours of the story. I’m still not sure enough of who will end up with who to bet on it.
However, there’s one small, simple, and very strong piece of evidence for John/Roxy that I don’t think I’ve talked about. I’ve known about it and kept it in mind for ages, but never brought it up because I Thought It Was Obvious, didn’t think it needed clarification. Now that I realize it might not be clear to everyone, though, I figured I’d bring it up.
The last picture above is my quick and dirty concept art of the Final Reckoning, a Paradox-Space-wide event modeled and mirrored by Skaia’s Reckoning in the universe-creation game. (With a Paradox-Space-sized, double helping of a reality-creating prize.) It’s a breach between two realities, opened by the Green Sun’s collapse, with a singularity sucking all of Paradox Space’s contents to their destruction. Lord English means to pocket the kids’ eight-ball of a combined session to end his long plan (meaning the kids must force him to scratch), and the kids’ final goal would be to beat Lord English back to keep him from passing through this Breach, while using it themselves to escape to a new reality.
A subtle detail of all of this is that the kids and trolls — the trolls potentially God-Tier by then — would be assembled dramatically aboard another ship, making the setting similar to the final battle of Problem Sleuth. Why? Because of Jade’s promise to her denizen.
?GG: she said
?GG: that if i accepted her help
?GG: that i would have to make a promise
?GG: that whenever we left this place
?GG: and wherever we end up going
?GG: she had to come
?GG: not just echidna but all the denizens
?GG: their palaces their consorts their lands…
?GG: i have to bring them all with us
Jade’s deal with Echidna still holds. Even after she loses her First Guardian abilities, circumstantially simultaneous with the Green Sun’s collapse, it’s still her job to carry the contents of the kids’ entire eight-player session across the Breach. Another ship would be the most likely means of conveyance in such a situation, plunging hard toward the singularity (where Vriska happens to be trapped an unavailable).
Which leads to this one strong, simple, obvious bit of evidence for John/Roxy that I’ve been mentioning. What is it, you ask?
Exactly what’s depicted above: A visual callback.
Just like Mom and Dad bonded on a ship headed for the Reckoning-pelted Skaia, I doubt you can imagine a situation where we wouldn’t get John and Roxy gazing off the front of the ship, holding hands, the Breach looming ahead of them in the dark sky.
What better way to show our Hero of Breath as fully balanced in his role and ready for the final fight than with a bit of Blood?
Ellen what the fuck happened in 1998
ellen degeneres came out in 1997
yeah but ellen what happened in 2014
ellen page came out in 2014
I FUCKED UP.
DON’T LOOK AT ME.
Shhhh…… it’ll be over soon.