OKAY. MESSY THEORY TIME CUZ LIKE my brain is workinggggg right now. puzzle pieces are being puzzle-pieced together. elaborate thoughts are being elaborately THUNK. so bear with me-
(toh spoilers warning)
so apparently, the two brothers were both "lured into a realm of evil by a witch"
ONE OF THE BROTHERS was philip (and POSSIBLY belos), that we do know. the other one? he had a bird, kinda similar to a red cardinal, and oh, looked exactly like hunter.
when you look at cravats and the overall outfits, then the dude who looks like hunter (the nose, the face shape, the tuft of hair) IS the dude with the bird, who in turn looks like hunter's palisman. SO philip's brother was most likely li'l rascal's original owner
now, as for PHILIP, the dude DOES kinda look like belos????? the nose, the hair, the hair tuft, the jaw shape, the Suspiciously Small Ear... Yeah?? ig???
so if belos IS philip (cuz he surely ain't the other one based on just his features) then it's possible that sth happened to his brother and THAT's what made him averse to wild magic (or that there was some drama inbetween, sth happened, yadda yadda, the curse, who knows, etc. final effect the same)
(the only thing that makes me hmmm about specifically belos being philip is cuz their voice actors are different. so?? is it just what philip sounds like in his "journal videos" but didn't sound like that irl, or did his voice/body change over the years, or did he body-swap, or is belos NOT philip? or is he partly philip? or is he just Related to philip, similarly as hunter is related to philip’s brother? well, we'll see)
been also wondering if maybe philip's brother was amongst his companions who didn't make it out of eclipse lake cuz of fool's blood, esp since precisely One of philip's companions had the exact same shoes as him..... but hmm dunno feels like he'd be more dramatic abt the accident in the journal if his brother had died (even though he never writes abt the fact that he even HAS a brother which is.. ok, sus), or (if he’s belos) he would be more careful abt hunter going there, and also that’s not rly enough of a “wild magic catastrophe” that’d make him HATE it, y’know? (or maybe, if it HAD happened like this, philip’s brother made it through one of the eclipse lake’s portals in time?? who tf knows)
SO ANYWAY, it's possible that hunter is either
1) a descendant of the brother, or even the brother’s son (if the human had managed to live that long, somehow?? but that'd explain the "uncle" title of belos, if he’s philip), which would make him part-human, WHICH would explain perfectly why he can't do natural magic;
OR 2) it's possible that hunter rly IS a clone, except not belos' but the brother's. but how would that work? and would that rly make hunter a grimwalker? AND how would that work with the “witchy ears but a clone of a human” situation? (unless the ears are pointy just cuz he is a grimwalker/made of magic, like maybe it’s a characteristic trait just like his pink/red eyes. and then maybe he doesn’t have magic cuz he’s still like. a clone of a Human, or cuz grimwalkers just don’t have it, or cuz sth went wrong with galderstones while making him????) (also ADDITION but one of the listed ingredients for a grimwalker is a “bone of ortet.” the definition of ortet goes as follows: “the original plant from which the members of a clone have descended, created through rooted cuttings, grafting, or tissue culture” which is basically a botanical term but. it sure DOES sound like, in this case, bone of the original individual’s (AKA philip’s brother’s) could be somehow used to create their clone (AKA hunter). just... a Possibility)
aaand yeah, then there's also the question of WHY belos would do all that at all
because basically, we still don't know WHY belos needs hunter. he keeps saying that "the titan has big plans" for him and it'd be "such a hassle" to replace him. so. WHAT ARE THE PLANS?? what could they POSSIBLY be, like????? what is gonna happen on the day of unity?
if belos is philip, does he need his brother (OR just his clone/descendant) to do some kinda ritual on the day of unity? or does he want to bring back his brother, using hunter as a vessel? or???? literally WHAT does belos want with hunter????? get a JOB stay away from him
(also a BIG stretch but lol was wondering why the crows were circling specifically only philip's statue like that. so i googled it (for funsies) and apparently crows are a symbol of: transformation, life mysteries, magic, alchemy...... and lowkey the emperor's coven IS bird/crow-themed too so hm) (probably a coincidence tho lol)
but yea, no idea what happened to the brother lol. IF belos is philip, then narratively it'd make sense if sth happened with him and wild magic, that would make belos/philip start hating it. but also the portal WORKED and there are their statues in the human realm and a book abt them going to the realm so maybe he just left for good? except then why didn't philip? and then how did the curse come to being? like what HAPPENED (we don’t know, we don’t have enough info)
SO LIKE. THERE'S..... LOTS of context we're missing so this is all taken from scraps and will only start making sense once we get more hints but like njxkjjkxs i dunno man, i'm looking i'm thinking i am thinking 👀👀
3K notes · View notes