I always favored the theory of Daring’s destiny being the next Beast, but I never realized the idea had actual canon to support it, until I started reading the books. I’m only not-yet-halfway through A Wonderlandiful World, but Daring turning into a little Beastie creature when the Jabberwock’s magic infects EAH is proof enough for me.
Apple turned into an apple, Raven into a Raven, Cedar into a real girl, Blondie into a key, Humphrey into a brass egg, Briar into a rosebush, Ashlynn into glass slippers, etc. Everyone into something that relates to their name and/or character.
What relation does Daring have to a beast, if it’s not a reference to his destiny being THE beast? It has nothing to do with his name, his -supposed- role in the Snow White story, or his personality, besides the fact that his personality mirrors that of the Beast character, what with his vanity…
So it’s pretty glaringly obvious why Daring became a beast when everyone else became something related to their stories. And I’m so excited about it honestly. I need to read on~