OM Theory: Season 3 Finale
[tagged for S3 lesson 55 spoilers]
It's end of season theory time! And our theorising begins with the background of lesson 55:
There's a lot to unpack here but let's start with the focal part of the image - a castle upon a somewhat floating put cropping, with a zig zag path towards it.
There are a few contenders for where this is, one of which is my theory...
• The Demon King's Castle
Seen from a distance, this matches the spiked tops but not the more rounded conical bottoms of the spires.
Additionally, the mystery castle is shown backlit from the sky - not the darkness of the Devildom.
However, should the Demon King himself arise from his slumbers... It's a contender.
• The Sorcerer's Society
Unless this is a building we have not previously seen, the mystery castle does not match the Society building.
• The House of Lamentation
An impressive gothic building, but many spires short of our mystery castle.
Additional note: none of the paintings in HoL or Diavolo's Castle match the mystery castle.
• Serenity Manor
A lovely Edwardian style mansion, but certainly no spires nor is it large enough.
• Celestial Realm
My top contender. It is not a perfect match but then, we cannot see all of the castle(s) in the Celestial Realm. It is hidden by both clouds and light - but it is also surrounded by coniferous trees and led to by a zig zag path, matching the mystery castle.
The hazy light is another match, as are the clouds themselves.
And while the figure to the right of the mystery castle is demonic, with demon wings...
The figures in the sky have feathered wings.
Lucifer of course also has feathered wings in demon form but he has so far been an exception. Whereas angel wings, we know, are feathered.
The two humanoid figures in the foreground are hooded, one on their knees in despair, the other brandishing a wand at the demon. Sorcerers then, magic using humans.
The figures in the upper left are of a traditional looking witch complete with hat and wand, and a figure that might(?) have demon horns - it's very hard to see this latter figure as there is no clear view.
A war between sorcerers and demons then, or sorcerers and a single demon.
The single demon in the foreground is monstrous, not at all like the demons we are used to seeing. Additionally this demon has both wings AND tail, again unlike the demons we know who have only one or the other.
It has a single pair of wings, and curved horns that most closely resemble Satan's. The wings have barbed tips at the ends instead of along the top.
The face looks skelatal, monstrous, perhaps even decayed, which brings to mind questions of what the "sleeping" Demon King might look like if awakened...
But the horns. Now those are interesting, for the same reason that Satan's horns are interesting:
Satan's horns are a reflection of Lucifer's horns. A mirror image in that if you flipped Lucifer's horns on a vertical axis downwards you'd have Satan's horns.
Satan is unique himself, being "born" from an angel, a falling angel at that. And it always made me wonder... could another angel do that?
Was Lucifer the only one so traumatised by the Great War, so overcome by an emotion, that he alone created another being?
I don't think he was. In fact, another theory that I have is that Michael did exactly the same (he too is described as a twin - a mirror image - to Lucifer) and that that might very well explain why there's another young cast member with blonde hair and one hell of a temper...
But in this case, no, I don't think the mystery demo is Luke 😅 Though I wouldn't rule out it being another angel possibly on the brink of falling themselves... eg, Simeon, Raphael, or Michael.
And only one of those has been described as a twin to Lucifer 👀
An Empty Throne
A topic much danced around this season is, who is the ruler of the Celestial Realm? Michael is in charge, or so we have at least been led to believe, but who rules? The father spoken of in season one has been pretty much wiped from all notice in season 3, with Luke revealing his knowledge that it was Michael - not Lucifer's father as previously said - that banished the angels from the Celestial Realm.
What Luke has been told doesn't match the truth, and it also appears that he does not know why they were banished. It's hard to believe Luke would think Lucifer and the brothers need ask forgiveness when it was their own sister - and MC's ancestor - sentenced to being struck from existence.
Simeon too has seemed more and more distant from the Celestial Realm this season, following his breach of protocol at the end of season two to steal the Ring from Michael's own weird Lucifer shrine needed for MC to survive.
His trip to the fairy-created version of the Celestial Realm path seemed for him a time of great nostalgia - of happiness and contentment that he no longer associated with that Realm.
And now we find out that it was not Michael who sent Simeon and Luke to the human world, but a message from Raphael.
Something is happening in the Celestial Realm and to Simeon's faith in the structure of things.
Michael has been keeping a personal eye on MC, returning them to their proper place in the time stream yet also not interfering for a while, doubtless curious as to what MC made of the brothers in the past.
And yet all season, we've been tirelessly focused upon achieving stars, to aquire membership proper of the Sorcerer's Society, one Solomon tells us he founded alongside his apprentice of the time, who he later fell out with and is thus on bad terms with the society (👀).
Ostensibly MC is to get a full sorcerer's license in order to eventually learn how to summon the brothers. But...
Potential Season End
Learning magic is not what MC has been doing for the most part, but instead how to exercise restraint, how to reconcile those with past grievances, how to manage demon/angel relations, and how to channel MC's own (huge) power through their demons.
MC has been learning the seven requirements for the Society that just so happen (👀) to be the seven heavenly virtues that run counterpart to their seven demon lord's sins, and possibly represent their virtues before their fall. But also perhaps the same virtues needed to defeat Celestial beings.
MC is being prepared for war.
Or perhaps, to prevent a war.
Whether it's the Demon King awakening from his slumber, or a powerful angel about to fall, Celestial civil war breaking out, an angel strike against MC, timey wimey shenanigans (please no!), or perhaps the not-really-an-angel in MC's midst, Solomon has been diligently preparing MC.
Not only as his apprentice, but as the one being who holds power in all three realms.
And that is what the mystery background shows.
Angels. Demons. Sorcerers.
The three realms, attacking each other, while one human with the weight of three worlds upon them, drops to their knees in despair, a sword and staff behind them.
Will they fight?
Or have they learned a better way?
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