In Depth With Drakengard's World: Language and Magic
I’ll try to talk about DOD Language a bit deeper before I throws some theories about the existence of magic in DOD world. Basically DOD’s Alphabetic Language and NieR’s Ancient Language is based on an Old Language that really exist in this world. The Angelic alphabet, which is also known as the Celestial alphabet, is derived from the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. It was created by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa during the 16th Century and was used for communication with angels.
That Angelic Language by early 90s trancribed into an Angelic Transcript.
Let’s try some phrase from NieR’s Opening:
The first word translated as “MIRAI” the Japanese of “FUTURE” Also there’re some other words, “HOROBIRU SEKAI” (Scrambled World).
And next is from NieR’s Magic
Words in magic circle translated as “MAGIC MOTION”
And the other interesting stuff is there’re 4 Letters That Connects All of Drakengard Series:
It appears on Furiae’s Magic Seal when she was “Reborn”.
It appears on some Nier and Drakengard 2 seals. On NieR, these letters appear on the Black Scrawls Seals.
And in Drakengard 3, it appears on all Utahime’s Magic seal in boss battle.
What’s this ACGT thing? Let’s remember our Biology Class years ago. A,C,G,and T which stands for Adenine, Cytocine, Guanine, and Thymine are Nucleobases, nitrogen-containing biological compounds (nitrogenous bases), found within deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). You can learn more about it on Wikipedia.
What’s more interesting is in DOD, DOD2, and NieR the letters’ order is usually random. But in DOD3 they’re synchronized. What I mean by synchronized is their order is based on nucliobases correct pairing. On DNA, A paired with T and C paired with G. In DOD3, the letters order is ATCG which is correct.
So here’s my theory about magic in DOD World. All of Magical Beings in DOD world, is not really a magical things. It’s actually a combination of many parts of Human’s Cell and DNA. In NieR, we know that human’s body and soul is divided, this is maybe what caused it, the raise of Magic. And if DOD3 is really the prologue of DOD Seires, then the synchronization between souls and these DNA is still good. But then it becomes a chaos after the event in DOD3. In NieR’s case, the Replicant and Gestalt of human isn't synchronized anymore which causes a Black Scrawl.
My theory is also based on this scene of NieR’s Comic:
So it seems that Rize is now playing the role of Lilith again. Forced to bear children and have them taken away. If I were to hazard a guess when they captured her I would think it was around the time Eto did her big reveal on TV. There where some panels that looks like someone was being chased on rooftops.
oh, I don’t remember her being forced to make children, but she did “birth” many demons. As in, evil was “born” from a woman who defied man.
but iirc there was something in the Alphabet of Ben Shirah about angels being sent to bring Lilith back to the Garden. God said she’d be forgiven if she came peacefully, but if she refused to come back, one hundred of her “children” (evil spirits) would die every day.
In that story, she didn’t, and 100 demons die every day (restoring balance to the disarray her escape caused).
So, I guess, in this scenario Lilith was brought back to the Garden and one hundred of her children lived.
But yeah, it seems like Arima was sent after Shachi and then Rize was captured by either him or V.
Side note: Lilith also said upon fleeing that she couldn’t harm a child with the names of angels written on them, which is interesting if you consider the Doves the angels…
Some pages from my grimoire! Magickal alphabets, bit about divination, angelic sigils (again).
The last seemingly didn’t post (sometimes they show up days later).
I’ll be posting my various decks at some point! Anywho, this is sort of how I do things. In whatever category fits my mood and magick, always in black ink.
I’ve never done a playlist before, so I don’t really know if I’ll be any good at it. I spent a lot of time thinking this over, and I came up with a playlist I’m kinda proud of. Anyhow, this is what I took into account when creating it: music styles that I think she’d be into (mostly fem pop/rock), songs that Buffy would’ve listened to while the show was on the air, songs that Buffy would listen to nowadays, old songs that I think Buffy would listen to because I think she did, and songs that remind me of Buffy. I hope my rationale makes sense.
Whenever we see a new Mads character, we as a fandom solemnly and with great deliberation proceed to ship him with EVERY POSSIBLE PERMUTATION OF HUGH. Sometimes more than one of each!! This festival has been amazing for the most ingenious pairings, and i think we all have new favorites now. Let it never end!
The Roundups will be broken into Mads/Hugh pairs, Hannibal Rarepairs,
and a special category shoutout for Femslash Rarepairs, because WOW!!
NICE JOB FANNIBALS!!! There will be separate posts for Art and Fic, for
a total of six, and then we will sent out one final post with all of
the post links.