this is his son - he literally thinks of jake as a son. and that son, whom he’s mentored and nurtured for four full seasons, through defiance over ties and even a stint in witness protection, has been unfairly convicted of a crime holt *knows* he didn’t commit because he was trying to help him make the bust. now that son, a damn good cop according to everyone who knows him, is going to prison. his prize mentee is in love with his son, and they’ve just been sentenced to a 15 year separation. and holt has to watch, knowing that the police system he fought to make better is still deeply flawed and having to come to terms with the fact that as a cop, he just couldn’t do enough to stop this.
*SPOILERS FOR THE V ROUTE AND RAY’S REAL NAME BELOW YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*
*Hey guys! Please give me feedback on my Ray Theory if you would like! Also please send a message if you have any theories about his case as well! I love conspiracy theories so I would love to hear from you all!
I would also like to stay that this is just a theory! If you suffer from any sot of mental disorder or DID please do not take any offense to this at all! If I am wrong about something please correct me! Thank you!*
So, I just finished the V route and man do I have theories on this! I’m very hopeful that Ray will get a route as well and from what I’ve seen I think it’s inevitable that soon enough there will be. But, let’s get on with the theory.
So, I think it’s obvious from the dialogue that Ray has some… mental issues. Most likely due to extreme brainwashing, the elixir Mint-Eye provided, and trauma. He has a lot of extreme issues. But let’s talk about an interesting moment I discovered.
So in this moment, Ray claims to be in pain. When the MC asks what happened, he replies that he drank the elixir Rika gave him. He says that he logged on to forget the pain.
Later on the pain becomes overbearing and this is where it gets interesting.
He claims that “he” is here. Who you might ask, well none other than the one and only Unknown!
This is what got me thinking. We all know what Unknown looks like since he appears in the casual and deep stories. Ray and him are supposed to be one person, Saeran. But oddly, instead of being on entity, they appear to be two different personalities. Unknown claims that they take turns ”sleeping” and that he sleeps more often than Ray.
He also claims that he can hear Ray even when he’s asleep, so they both share the same mind and memories.
While Ray is the sweet and obsessive kind, he may show how he cares a little oddly but he has a soft spot for the MC and feels for her. But Unknown, he, like Ray, believes in everything the Savior has done for him but to an extreme extent. He has no deep feelings for the MC other than wanting her as his “assistant” to get his revenge on the RFA. He also is rougher and insults Ray. He seems to not care about anything other than the Mint-Eye.’
I mean even their appearances are completely different.
Ray has a more soft look to him, frilly even. It shows how he has a more caring and upbeat personality.
Unknown (Edgelord™) has an edgy style. It shows he’s rougher on the edges and has an “i don’t care” personality.
This is what brought me to my final conclusion that most of you have probably come to. Saran has a split personality disorder.
Cheritz, you really went all out in this route. So many questions about Saran were answered! Although not all, we got a new insight into him.
So, from what I can deter, Saeran suffers from a disorder more formally known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Now this is only a theory, but could this game get any deeper? We all were aware that the people of Mint-Eye had many mental issues. Especially Saeran since he’s been exposed to this from a young age. When will we ever get to help him?
Now, for the information part of this theory. Dissociative Identity Disorder is very rare. it only affects approximately 1% of the population of the world. But studies show that children tend to have more cases than adults. This is usually caused by extreme trauma and the such.
This is where Rika comes into play. Rika, whether it be the drug, brainwashing, or something along those lines, also seems to have a type of personality issue. Though, hers is not to the extreme point of Saeran’s.
This DID case for Saeran most likely came to light from the so called elixir Rika had been making him take for years, since it triggers his other personality.
We saw Unknown in the common and deep stories, but it you look closely and reread, You can also point out some Ray aspects in Unknown’s personality, especially in Seven’s route.
Saran was put under the Ray persona due to Rika and her influence on him. He believes every word she says and due to this, he has not only gotten DID, but has also forgotten himself.
In conclusion, I hope that Cheritz considers making an Unknown route if they already don’t have one planned or in the works. I want to understand his mental disorders and learn how he came to be the way he is. What was his breaking point? When did Ray and Unknown make an appearance? How will his happy ending come? For now, let’s enjoy V’s route and cheer on Cheritz to make a Saeran route in the near future! Go give them some love!
super-powered version of the FAHC is an awful, unstoppable thing.
Powered humans are rare, sure, but not unheard of; the Fake’s aren’t
the only group out there defying reality in broad daylight. What
makes them so remarkable, so formidable and distressingly hard to
combat, is the way they use those powers. The way each member has
taken their gift and twisted it, pulled and torn and stretched it to
unforeseen territory, used their powers in ways no one else has even
dreamed. Ways most could only imagine in their worst nightmares.
might be the most obvious example, the clearest illustration of the
perversion of abilities, power turned on its head and used against
its intention. He’s inspired them all, one way or another, to push
their powers to the limits, into shapes they don’t belong in,
powerful and strange and noticeably tarnished. On anyone else Ryan’s
gift would be one of healing, of hope and restoration, empathetic and
inherently altruistic. Its not a power most would associate with a
life of crime, outside perhaps a medic, definitely not one most would
pick for a mercenary, for the infamously deadly Vagabond. Ryan
though, he’s never been one to let a little thing like reason set him
back, never felt constrained by expectation, and he wasn’t about to
let his powers derail his goals. Ryan has taken the ability to heal
and broken it down into stages, approached inexplicable magic like a
scientist, methodically identifying how to extract the exact elements
he was after. He has the power to heal, yes, but what can be healed
may also decay, that which can be stitched back together may just as
easily be disassembled; it is no more difficult to displace blood
than it is to correctly route it. With a touch Ryan can stop hearts,
can rend tissue and implode organs. He can push natural reactions
into overdrive, can encourage minor ailments into unstoppable
disease, convince various systems to shut down without exposure to
extreme circumstance. The only limit is Ryan’s own bountiful
creativity, and while it might not be what people expect from the
Vagabond he wouldn’t swap his abilities for anything.
can change his density at will. Becoming immensely dense has some
obvious uses in their world; bullets literally bouncing off his skin
and fists that can shatter bones with a single punch, but becoming
unnaturally light has just as many applications. Jeremy can change
his weight mid-jump to achieve inhuman distance, can fall from great
heights without a parachute, can climb sheer walls and hold his
entire body up on the tip of a finger. There is no weight Jeremy
cannot lift, no wall or door that can keep him out, let alone cuffs
or bars to contain him. If Jeremy does not want to move there is
physically no way to make him, and if he sets his sights on
destroying something little can be done to stop him.
can communicate telepathically. This comes in handy when getting a
hold of his crew, so long as they are within his range he can speak
to them comms or no, but they are not the only ones he can speak to.
All it takes is some connection, long term emotional links allow for
greater distance but as long as Geoff is looking at someone he can
get into their mind. Can sneer at police officers, whisper threats to
rivals, force unsuspecting strangers to have the most peculiar
thoughts and terrify anyone who tries to stand in his way. While
Geoff can only really scrape through the top level of someones mind,
more emotion and direct thoughts than any deep secrets, it is no
great difficulty to convince people that he sees a lot more. Let them
feel him poking around, quote a few stray thoughts back at them and
suddenly not only do his victims believe he sees all but they are
much more likely to think loudly about the very things they hope he
doesn’t notice. Geoff can push images as easily as word, useful when
sharing a story but even more so as a form of torture; he can fill
minds with his darkest thoughts, plague dreams with images from his
nastiest nightmares, provide a personalised hell that is impossible
to escape from.
controls heat. It’s a power people tend to fear, think it synonymous
with mastery over fire, imagine sparking fingers and raging infernos.
Which, to be fair, isn’t wholly inaccurate, but is hardly the extent
of Michael’s power. He can create fire sure, can raise the
temperature to extremes in pinpointed locations to ignite a room, but
he doesn’t need to. Michael can press heat straight into a body, can
warm someone up or cook them from the inside out, can burn slowly or
kill in an instant. His powers extend to objects too, he can melt
metals, boil water, absorb and deflect heat, and set off explosives.
While people don’t associate it with him the way the do fiery rage,
what can go up can of course also go down. Michael can drop the
temperature, can produce dangerous frost and sharp ice shards, freeze
someone in water and induce frostbite with a simple touch. Michael is
completely unbothered by extreme temperatures, can render himself
undetectable on thermal imaging cameras and change the temperature of
objects so suddenly they shatter. Even those who flee aren’t safe;
careening into danger as roads are suddenly coated in black ice or
bubble and melt beneath flaming tires.
can multiply himself, a series of duplicates capable of drawing fire
and completing simple tasks. They were once mere mindless echoes of
his actual self, near translucent and noticeably different if you
looked closely enough, quickly giving birth to the term Ghost Ray
when describing them. They didn’t stay that way though, Ray quietly
practising and practising until they not only solidified but he could
split his conciousness between them, could act as all bodies
simultaneously and be in half a dozen places at once. It’s
disconcerting, the way they all look real now. The way they all are
Ray now, will fade away like
they were never there when Ray lets them go, or when they die, but
until then he can be in any and all of them at once. It bears
thinking about, considering some die. Considering one stays.
Considering the way Ray doesn’t like to talk about it, practises late
at night and sends his selves off on private missions, laughs and
deflects and fades away.
can manipulate the wind; her jets are always boosted and her cars
caught and righted before they can ever spin out, while any who
pursue her find themselves shoved off the roads. She can deflect
bullets, catch plummeting bodies and stir up various weather
phenomena. As though this was not enough Jack’s power over the air
allows her to create small vacuums, granting her the ability to suck
oxygen from a room. To steal it right out of lungs, suffocating her
opponents without lifting a finger to touch them. Alone she is more
than dangerous, but Jack has always worked best with others. Her
powers are particularly effective when combined with Michael or
Jeremy; catching Jeremy up and hurling him like a canon ball and
taking ice or flame and whirling them into deadly tornadoes. She can,
just as effectively, force them all to calm down when things start
getting out of hand; wind separating fights, extinguishing fires,
airless pockets keeping anyone from storming away in a huff, and
being sudden drenched by rain provides a wholly undignified end to
any petty squabbles.
power is all about luck. It’s not the most exciting power at first
glance; he can see probabilities, split-second calculations that
manifest in inexplicable feelings, knowing just when to duck, when to
take a detour, when to blow off a meeting and stay home instead. It’s
not a power most people would associate with violent crime, rather
imagine lotto winnings and effortless celebrity, but most people
aren’t Gavin. It was simple intuition at first; shoot now, trust him,
buy the ticket, check your phone. But Gavin, being Gavin, pressed for
more. Worked out how to manipulate his own luck instead of relying on
chance, concentrating on what he wants so his powers bend around him,
gift evolving from simple suggestions into something else all
together. When Gavin assures himself that all he needs in the world
is to shoot his way out of a situation there is no way he will be
unlucky enough have a gun run empty, when he needs to make a purchase
he will never have the misfortune of running out of money, when he
settles himself as the frontman of the FAHC none will be lucky enough
to resist his charms. Now that he knows how to push, the limits of
Gavin’s power are completely unknown – the least visibly impressive
and yet the possibilities are as astounding as they are impossible.
He needed a worthy crew, so he found one; they desired power, so they
got it; it would be unlucky to die, so they don’t.
Thanks a lot Carrie but you literally just stabbed me in the heart with your post about Holt and his son Jake
what? so you mean you don’t want me to talk about the idea of holt going to visit jake and rosa in prison? having to walk the halls he knows like the back of his hand from a million different visits to interrogate perps and visit suspects for new leads, only then having to take a brand new turn to the visitors’ room, where he has to sit with jake and a sternly enforced no-touching rule that he chafes against for the first time in his life, even though he’s not entirely sure why or what he’d do differently if the rule weren’t there. he tries to apologize for getting jake into this mess, for asking jake to trust that he’ll be able to bail them out and then failing them. and of course jake cuts him off, like, 3 seconds in to say it’s not his fault at all. i won’t talk about the fact that it definitely occurs to holt for just a second, when he’s most mad at himself, that he failed peralta just like roger. i won’t talk about the “son” that he adds under his breath when he says goodbye and turns to leave, or the fact that jake totally heard it.
i definitely won’t talk about all the late nights holt and amy work to get him back, case files spread out over the kitchen table (the beautifully stained wood below hasn’t seen the light of day in weeks below the weight of a thousand different papers from a thousand different seemingly unrelated cases that have the name hawkins somewhere in the paperwork). i won’t talk about the fact that at some point, late one night while staring at a series of drug busts from the early 90s, holt slips from “sergeant santiago” to “amy”, or the pride that wells up in amy’s chest when she finally stumbles on a lead and holt triumphantly holds up a hand for a high five. definitely won’t mention kevin bringing them lemonade in the afternoon when he gets home, or the fact that cheddar only chews on a single file - even he seems to understand how important it is.
nope. definitely won’t talk about any of this. definitely don’t want to think about any of it omg.
can i just tell you how happy ray makes me. like everytime i see something cute involving him and everytime he says how much he likes you in the route (even the shady bad endings) i love it and it warms my heart. like its kinda like yoosung and how he loves mc in a lovesick puppy sort of way that i am 100% HERE FOR IT
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