Major Arcana + Mysme
Not many of you know this but I used to be super into witchcraft, had an altar and still own tarot cards. I love tarot art and works that incorporate it (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fave) and, having played the (fantastic awesome) mobile game The Arcana, I got a burst of inspiration.
Obviously, tarot have multiple meanings and interpretations and these are my personal thoughts on the matter. Not the word of God.
V - The Hanged Man, Reversed (Martyrdom, sacrifice)
I don’t need to explain this one, do I?
Jumin - The Lovers (Choices, relationships)
I was originally going to choose the hermit for Jumin, but the lovers seems more accurate to his route for me. Jumin is faced with a decision that on the surface is difficult and forces him to weigh his personal values, though ultimately turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
Zen - The Sun, Reversed (Temporary depression, lack of success, temporary obstacles)
The reversed sun card can refer to obstacles and setbacks to a goal, sometimes caused by one’s own unrealistic expectations and naivety. I think this is a good one for Zen because he turned down huge opportunities, faced legit obstacles in his career etc et al. Not to mention Zen’s bike trip because of Echo Girl; an obstacle on route to his career that made him miserable.
Yoosung - The World, Reversed (lack of closure).
This choice should be obvious, I hope, but the reversed world can refer to a lack of closure in a person’s life that is preventing them from moving on and achieving their goals.
Jaehee - Judgement (inner calling, rebirth)
I chose Judgement for Jaehee because, in part, Judgement implies a realisation and decision to make, learning from the past etc etc, which I think captures perfectly her struggles during her route.
707 - The Wheel of Fortune (a turning point, destiny)
The Wheel of fortune card is about the external forces that impact your life. It refers to cycles and good or bad karma and events happening that you may not be aware of, leading your life in a new direction if you are willing to undertake personal growth… a lot like 707 coming out of his shell to both the RFA and MC after learning about Unknown and Mint Eye.
I don’t know enough, sorry! Dark Cheritz give us Vanderwood development.
Saeran/Ray/Unknown - The Moon (anxiety, illusion)
The moon card can refer to events not being quite as they appear to be and anxieties based on the projection of fears and past experiences, which is a pretty true representation of Saeran’s experience at Mint Eye and his feelings towards 707
Rika - The Devil (imprisonment, bondage)
The devil card most commonly refers to destructive behaviour and chains we allow to imprison us, like alcoholism and other addictions. Rika refused treatment for her illness and her perspective at Mint Eye was very much indulging in the chains that imprisoned not only her but many others.