Gloomverse theory and also AAAAA
Okay. So. I really, really, really, really wanted to submit this to loverofpiggies herself, but the thing is, my college proxy is utterly retarted and has blocked CQ’s website. Because it says it’s adult content. Adult. Content.
I want to strangle someone over at IT.
CQ is one of my main inspirations for drawing my own art, man, what am I supposed to do?? So… if someone could, like, send this to CQ, I would be eternally grateful. Please. Helllp me.
But, anyways, I’m a huge fan of her comic, Gloomverse, and I’m so psyched about the fact that she’s working on it more, so I’ve been thinking a ton about the story. My favorite character is Indigo and I think the whole color thing is fascinating. Color is so important to Gloomversians, just as important as their wants and hats. It seems to be connected to their magic, actually.
Okay, pause. HUGE spoilers. If you haven’t caught up on the smackjeeves website and are just following along as she posts it on here, do NOT read further. Please, I don’t want people yelling at me for talking about stuff coming up.
Alrighty, unpause. So, we see a good example of color mixed with magic with all the color kids. Purple, Indigo, Blue, Red, and now Green and Orange. All we’re missing in the rainbow is Yellow at this point. And these people aren’t just randomly colored like this; originally I thought they just were born like that the same way people in RWBY have colored hair and eyes and stuff. But, no, it’s not natural. Red is shocked to meet Indigo when the Prez sends him, and tests Indigo by giving him her red glove… which turns indigo as he holds it. So their magic is literally forcing them to be this way; it seems to be based on the main color, white, black, and a lighter or darker shade of that main color. So pure saturation, only variation in value.
We also have Cake Girl. She’s not a color kid, she just likes pink. But, when she gets severed, she turns completely white. Totally white. Her skin, hair, eyes, even her clothes. Her clothes turn white.
Based on the fact that in this universe, people’s souls interact with the world via magic, and in Gloomverse, this magic incarnates itself as a wand which is pulled out of a hat–an article of clothing–and only one hat matches one soul, clothes and looks and colors are very important. The way people look at you, perspective, is important. Magic changes the way the world looks and the way the world looks at you.
Wallis is said to have a mystery magic. No one knows what it is. He can make things float, force wind out of his hat, and change the Assistant’s hair color. Seems random. But when you take perspective into account–perhaps he is considered the most powerful magician in the local area because he directly alters perspective? He sees people in front, but he wants to see them out of the way, so they float. He sees his competitors getting closer and wants to see them lose, so they get pushed away. He sees Assistant and says her hair doesn’t fit her, so he burns hair dye in, giving her rainbow hair, and says this fits better.
Maybe I’m right, maybe not, but that’s not the point. Who knows what kind of magic Wallis actually has. I think it’s perspective magic because that’s a more unusual, vague and powerful magic and might have something to do with the mysterious deal Howard made with the Dark Master, and why Howard has black hair and red eyes, and supposedly Wallis’s “real” look does too.
The point is, why does the rainbow hair fit Assistant better?
It is brushed off as random, but so was the colored skin, and it turns out that’s not natural. Lately we also found out that the Dark Master held Assistant’s magic back for a reason, presumably dangerous, because he says “I’m sorry” as he gives her the hat. He doesn’t want her to have the magic.
Her magic is based on color. She thinks of a color and a power appears. Seems to fit her hair pretty well, but that’s not all. Remember, color is extremely important. If someone is severed and turns white, they are actually “severed” from the world. Their soul loses its magic and can no longer interact with reality. Why does the Assistant have something so powerful as color itself, the very basis of how magic shows itself in the world?
I think it has to do with the color kids. Their souls, for some reason, perceive everything about that person’s world in a single color. That is the color of their magic and the color of their soul, but it wasn’t always that way. Purple was shown to have been a normal color years ago. Why did he turn purple? Why did his soul suddenly change its perception of the world?
Color magic seems extremely unstable. More evidence of this is shown when Assistant has her coma dream, and sees what looks like a monstrous alternate version of herself literally sucking the color and life out of people. Perhaps the reason the Dark Master believe her magic so dangerous is because her magic is COLOR. It is almost literally raw magic, in its very essence. What if the rainbow kids are the catalyst that the Dark Master was trying to stop, and something happens to cause the Assistant’s magic to go haywire and suck the life out of them, going mad with magic and power? She would be taking in raw color magic to go with her own. I really hope I’m wrong on that, because I really, really don’t want Indigo to die, no matter how much of a putz he is.
With that laid out, maybe you can see why Wallis percieved rainbow hair as more fitting. Assistant’s magic is raw color, raw perception. Her very being is a rainbow. And remember how she started to say her name to Purple, and it started with R? Rainbow. Or, to be a little different? Roy G. Biv. I kind of like it. I want to call her Roy from now on. It’s no more unusual than any of the other Gloomverse names.
…I hope this doesn’t spoil too much. I have nooooo idea if I’m right. And I want so bad to just post this on CQ’s wall, but I can’t because stupid college proxy. Still want to strangle IT.