I think the original QS will split after Urie confrontation with Furuta, and the stranger who presumably is helping him. What do you think will happen since Shirazu is guaranteed to be revived?
I think the way we’re meant to read Urie’s sudden victory is that he did frame out, but this time managed to keep control of it. There’s still a lot of brutality and wild power to the way Urie fights even if this time he’s focusing on defense rather than pure offensive power.
I don’t think Ishida was drawing panels like this for mere flourish alone.
My point is that even though the details worked out differently than I predicted, I think in general the ending I predicted will play out the same way. That Urie will get blamed for this as a scapegoat of Kuroiwa’s death. Furuta can use the carnage that both Urie and Roma caused as evidence against him, because he probably left a few good scars on the floor from pushing his kagune and using it to such an extent.
It’s likely that the bullet in the head will not finish Furuta, but rather only buy time for Urie’s escape. Furuta himself seems rather nonplussed by it, and the caption at the end implies that next chapter we’ll see the after effects of this event on the CCG. Given that Furuta has all of the power to shape the story at the moment, it’s likely he’ll scapegoat Urie framing out for the destruction of Kuroiwa, and all of the other members present at the time.
In a way that would have Urie get exactly what he wanted, he would be branded a terrorist. Moreso than that though, he’ll have left behind the remaining Q’s. In Urie’s imagine spot he believed that Shirazu’s presence was what kept the Q’s together, but really he fails to give himself credit. The one who was working the hardest to keep the Q’s together after Shirazu’s death was none other than Urie himself.
The ultimate irony might be for a lost and in tatters Quinx squad, instead of joining Urie right away as he’s labeled a terrorist instead having their loyalties confused by the sudden reappearance of Shirazu.
Imagine having to choose, between an Urie who they’ve been told lost control of himself and murdered Kuroiwa, and their long dead friend Shirazu well emaning and good boy Shirazu finally returned to them. It would be an interesting character conundrum.
A little while ago I also made a post on how Saiko might be related to both Rio, Scarecrow, and Amon who might only be relevant once they start to work together.
In general I’ve had a theory on how the Q’s split their focus. The first Q to get major attention to their arc was Shirazu, but then his arc resolved itself and the main focus was shifted onto Urie. Urie remained in focus for most of Rueshima until now. However, the most active Q right now has shifted again to Mutsuki who happens to be the one with a clear objective and making the plot happen.
As Mutsuki is destined to come crashing down though, it might be Saiko who finally picks up the slack. After all Saiko’s main character flaw is that she cannot act without first attaching herself to somebody’s side.
A Saiko separated from Urie, without his guidance and suport on the side might finally become her own character and have to stand up on her own two feet. She’d be the last main Q left on the inside at the CCG and therefore she’d have to take over the role of leadership for the rest of the group and decide how to proceed next.
Then of course what would inhibit that is Shirazu’s sudden revival, and Saiko would have to face that temptation again, to simply go along with what Shirazu wants rather than thinking for herself. That might be where we finally see her character move on its own.
That’s the best I can get for vague speculation at this point. We’ll have to see how the CCG is shaken up next week.