Mother3 theory update June 9, 2017.
I might have finally figured out how the order of the lockets (and the melodies that can be made from their notes: CABF#GDE) might come into play.
As I had said before, it’s like a leitmotif for Undertaker… his musical theme. I’d also said that in Mother3, if you can attack your opponent in time with their battle music, then you get attack combos – stronger attacks.
We’ve already seen this once in the Weston arc, since Sebastian has the Sapphire Owl band play a march, and their cricket team hits in time to the cymbal crashes.
Prediction: I think we will see this idea used again, but it’ll take a very different form. I think that when the earl and Sebastian have to face off with real Ciel and Undertaker, those lockets will really come in handy for the earl in some way. He will end up (though possibly by accident) using those lockets against “the enemy”, and this will be symbolic of the player using the enemy’s own battle music against them in Mother3. Those lockets will give the earl and Sebastian the upper hand, somehow, and make them stronger (or just fucking lucky) in battle.
Another way to put this: Undertaker’s chain of lockets can be seen as a *weakness* that can be exploited by the earl and Sebastian against him. And the more the earl and Sebastian learn about the seven people represented by them, the better they can exploit Undertaker’s weakness regarding them….
And… don’t forget that Gregory Violet also has a chain of lockets that he wore when the earl attended a Friday “Sirius event”. I wonder from whom/where those lockets originally came….
@georgemandom I think I finally figured out the significance of it….