Log Post #8 of 24
Log Post #8 | From: warpio | Posted: 5/07/2014 10:50:00 PMUpdated: 7/26/2017 09:31:15 AM
|Umineko Chiru Episode 7 - Requiem of the Golden Witch part 2|
Will goes to question Maria.. and wonders why Battler isn't attending the funeral. Will's theatregoing power affects Maria, and Maria shows her witch form to him... she explains that the doesn't have a father, and that her name "Maria" is connected to the virgin Mary or something... Since her mom refused to talk to her about her father, Maria came up with her own answer that her mom gave birth to her with magic. and that became her truth...
Beato said that the minimum number of people needed to create a world was two. I thought she meant you needed two parents to create a child... That's when I thought of it. Beato may be a witch, but she's a witch born of a human. She isn't a child a of the Holy Ghost. But I'm different. I was born from Mama alone. I was born of the Holy Ghost! ...Beato can't create a universe without me. But I have god by my side, I can make a universe all by myself, along with the Holy Ghost!
Beato called me the Witch of Origins.
All by myself, I can create something out of nothing! Beato can take that and make it expand infinitely! Ange was the witches' apostle, who would spread the word far and wide! And that was Mariage Sorciere.
There's a huge difference between one and infinity. That's why Beato is so great. However, compared to the difference between existence and non-existence, one and infinite are nearly the same thing. I am a child destined to become the best witch... no... The greatest creator in the world...!Maria sure does think highly of herself...
If we liken Maria's sense of identity to a universe... then this endless stream of words coming from her might be like the Big Bang.
She spent so long tormented over how to interpret her lack of a father... Then, by chance, she saw a line in the bible that looked like it secretly referred to her, and she finally formed an understanding for herself.
... Then, later on, she went to Rokkenjima, met the Endless Witch who called herself Beatrice, and the clump of energy exploded in a Big Bang, giving birth to their magical compendium.
Witches and spirits always exist right beside us. They just choose not to show themselves... and when the do show themselves, it's always sudden, as though they've been there the whole time.
Beatrice asks Maria to show her magic.
When one knows of magic and can speak of it, they finally reach the rank of apprentice... One is only a witch if they can put such knowledge into practice and use magic, correct?Maria asks Beatrice to show her magic for the first time, so she can learn to become a true witch.
Very well. However, I must ask you for your assistance. As I have already told you, no matter how pure your soul might be, all humans are tainted and filled with the toxin that resists magic.Maria had to cover her eyes while Beatrice did the candy cup trick, in order to prevent the toxin from ruining the magic. This is all Beatrice can do at her current strength.
By 1986, Beatrice was able to show herself in front of 4 of the servants and Nanjo as well as Maria. The day she made all the humans acknowledge her would be the day of her resurrection. The last person for Beatrice to appear in front of... would be Battler, the one said to have the strongest anti-magic resistance.
The Beatrice of 1986 is different from the Italian Beatrice or the Kuwadorian Beatrice... she can not exist unless people first acknowledge her.
What does it mean to 'kill' the Beatrice who has no existence?
The minimum number of people required to create a universe is two. However, Maria had said that even a single person could give birth to a universe. And yet, Maria had desired a second person to nurture the world she had given birth to alone. Because if it was born and not nurtured, it would die and disappear?
...replace the word "universe" with "Beatrice"
A single person could give birth to Beatrice, however the minimum number of people required to nurture and keep her alive is two.
When a single person creates her, it is no more than a delusion. she only appears when a 2nd person acknowledges her. Maria was the 2nd one to acknowledge the witch Beatrice.
Beatrice is just an egg when created by the first person... when the 2nd person acknowledges her, the egg hatches and she becomes Beatrice the elder, who has lived for a thousand years.
The younger, chick Beatrice from the 6th game was created out of love for Battler.
Next... Will used his theatregoing power on Jessica... she told him about the portrait, and how she eventually got used to it, but the other family members who only came a few times a year were still weirded out by it.
Everyone has something they really want to become. But they never do it... the restrictions on their everyday life are what made them who they are today, so they have no way of changing themselves.Jessica told Will about how her fight with Maria made her go into the VIP room at night to confirm that Beatrice wasn't really there... she found a doll, then Maria phoned her and started singing... then the lights turned off, she heard a witch's cackling and someone leaving the room, and when the lights went back on the doll disappeared. Jessica refused to believe it was the witch's curse, but found it even scarier to imagine that the servants and Maria went through all that trouble just to scare her out of the VIP room.
Also Will is interested about how the seating arrangements described by Maria, Jessica, and Lion... and apparently Lion doesn't know anything about the witch Beatrice. the portrait doesn't have an epitaph (even though Jessica just described that exact thing)... wtf is going on... Lion only knows about the italian Beatrice and the Kuwadorian Beatrice.
Will is now catching on, getting closer to figuring out who killed the witch Beatrice.
Someone played the part of the witch Beatrice for Maria's sake, to encourage her interest in the occult.Maria views people differently based on their behavior. when Rosa acts violently, Maria thinks of her as the 'black witch', a different person from her mother... So even though this person didn't look like Beatrice, by changing her behaviour, she convinced Maria that she was Beatrice.
... and Maria said she could only meet with Beatrice when she was at Rokkenjima.
So the witch Beatrice is an entity that can 'possess' people.
Like Mariage Sorciere... one person would be the creator, and the other person would acknowledge those creations, thereby nurturing the illusion.
The Golden Witch Beatrice was created by one person, and acknowledged by Maria. So killing 'Beatrice' doesn't mean killing the kind person who played the part of Beatrice... It means the person who played the part of Beatrice killing that character.
Two culprits... the human who can create and kill Beatrice, and the human who never gave birth to Beatrice in the first place, who can kill the entire concept of Beatrice.
That latter one... is Lion. her world is the only one where the witch Beatrice doesn't exist.
He uses some brilliant puzzle solving work to determine that the seating arrangements described by Lion are different from those described by Maria and Jessica, and that Lion didn't exist in the world where they were talking about the witch Beatrice.
If Lion exists, then the witch Beatrice doesnt...
Will theorizes that Lion, the person who is one year older than Jessica, isn't Natsuhi's child. That silver ring that Lion wears to prove she is the successor to the head... that doesn't exist in the witch Beatrice's world either. That means Lion is actually the child of Kinzo.
Bernkastel then appears to congratulate Will.
Lion = the child of Kinzo and the Kuwadorian Beatrice = the baby from 19 years ago, in a world where Natsuhi accepted her and didn't cause her to fall off a cliff.
Lion is... both Kinzo's child and his grandchild.
Bern says that there is only a tiny fraction (one out of 2 and a half million) of a chance of Natsuhi accepting Lion as her daughter.
However... Lion has nothing to do with the serial murders... the identity of that Beatrice, the one that uses Lion's ghost to take the form of the golden witch... has yet to be determined.
Also... Lion is treated as a boy in the 5th game...? Oh yeah, that 19 year old who called Natsuhi, claiming to be her son.
And in the 5th game, two demons of different genders appeared, but they both looked like girls.
Lion prefers not to say what her gender is.
Will is now declaring to Bernkastel that he has solved the 'who dunnit', and the 'why dunnit'... he summons the true culprit, the one who played the role of the ghost Beatrice of 1986... He claims that this person's 4 games contained enough hints to solve it... while the other 3 games with different masters were just extra hints. At the end of the 5th game, Battler finally understood. However, he didn't make it in time. that's why he isn't here at Beatrice's funeral.