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Bungou Stray Dogs Theories:

I came up with a bunch of theories after watching and reading BSD. These are all based on my observation and just my predictions for the upcoming chapter 43 and so on.

FYODOR’S ABILTY 

  • Theory # 1 : The ability to kill just by touch. Almost the same with Dazai’s nullifying ability. So I came up with this after observing that Fyodor didn’t touch anyone in Ch. 42. His arms were even tied up and he never tried to defend himself. The only time he touched someone was when he silenced the little guy who’s a bit fond of him. I noticed that he did it in the same way Dazai nullified Atsushi’s tiger ability. And an addition to this is that contradictory to Dazai’s ability, he can only use this to non-ability users which explains why he wants to erase all ability-users so he can freely use his power making him the most powerful person in the world. 
  • Theory # 2 : Nullifying ability through touch. Again, same with Dazai, he also has the ability to nullify. This is pretty hard to prove but then again, this is just a theory so it’s worth a try. Mmm… so as I’ve mentioned above, Fyodor silenced the little guy in the same manner Dazai nullified Atsushi’s ability. Since the little guy didn’t actually have an ability it doesn’t really prove anything… but! The little guy is under the influence of Ace’s ability which is turning his subordinates’ lifespan to jewels—and if I’m not wrong with this, the little guy’s whole lifespan is cursed with this jewel ability, therefore, if Fyodor really nullified Ace’s ability, it will result to the little guy’s death. I know it sounds confusing lol, but this is how I saw and understood the hints of the chapter. And I have a feeling that if this theory is actually correct, Dazai and Fyodor will also experience the oddity  that happened to Odasaku and Gide (BSD: Dazai & the Dark Era)…Or! It might’ve already happened when Dazai said that he met Fyodor once. 
  • Theory # 3 :  The ability to cause someone to die by admitting his crime or by the thought of betrayal. I know this sounds quite stupid lol. But what I wanted to point out about this theory is the relation between Fyodor’s ability name which is ‘Crime and Punishment.’  So in this case, I’m thinking that Fyodor’s ability is to cause someone to die when they admit that they they’ve sinned or when they are guilty of a crime. First case was Ace, he admitted that he’s a cheater and he wanted to betray Ougai Mori and I’m guessing that this is already considered as a sin and therefore lead him to commit suicide and die, which pretty much means that Fyodor’s ability caused the situation. The second incident was the little guy. He said to Fyodor, that he wants to be freed from Ace and kill him in a way. And he admitted that they’ve done some bad things because he’s part of the mafia (not sure if I remember this part correctly), so with this, he is already considered as a sinner/traitor and guilty which makes Fyodor’s ability to punish him with death. 

FYODOR’S OBJECTIVES:

  • Theory # 1 :  So my theory on why Fyodor wants to get rid of ability-users is that he hates this kind of abnormality. If I guessed it correctly regarding his ability to kill by touch, then Fyodor most probably hates his ability. He was regarded as a monster/demon before and hated how he’s different and special compared to others and that lead him to think that the world is better without special abilities. In addition to this, I related the name of their organization which is “Rats in the House of the Dead.” This might sound a bit strange and I understand that the name of their org is based on his book but I just wanted to point out that rats are unwanted creatures because they’re filthy and etc. so I’m guessing that Fyodor’s org members are also hated by people and probably also hates their abilities. 
  • Theory # 2 :  This’ll sound a bit cliche among villain-types of characters but my theory about this is that Fyodor just wants to become the most powerful person in the world that’s why he’s trying to eliminate all ability users and this is if my theory about his ability only works on non-ability users is correct. And that’s it lol. 

DAZAI’S PLAN & CHAPTER 43 AND SO ON…:

  • Theory # 1 : Dazai will use his nullifying ability in another way. So basically, Dazai knew everything; that he will be shot and probably the poison is an ability itself. He most likely thought of this right away when Yosano couldn’t cure Fukuzawa with her ability and then, it was confirmed by Fyodor. Since it’s like that, there’s no other way but to kill Mori, but then again, they’ll just do what Fyodor wants them to do. So… since Fyodor stated that Dazai won’t be able to nullify it because touching it is suicide then…. this is the theory. Fukuzawa is currently at a weakened state and I’m guessing that this also means that the influence of his ability is also affected which means that Dazai’s nullifying ability can be used in more than one way instead of touch alone. I’m not sure if Dazai’s ability actually ends with just touching since he never used it in the Dark Era novel and it’s not further explained but maybe it doesn’t just end with that. Sooo…. maybe he can nullify abilities by making use of what’s part of him or his body like his blood(?), maybe through transfusion he can nullify internally the effects of the poison. And what I find odd is that dazai is currently in a different hospital. So why is that? Maybe he just wants to turn the attention away from him so he can successfully test his ability. And also why did he get shot on purpose? Maybe because he wants to show that he needs to be hospitalized and treated resulting in some blood transfusions thingy, therefore, making an excuse and not explain/hint the extent of his null ability. 
  • Theory # 2 : Katai Tayama is somehow involved and will take part in this. So Katai is the one who had a crush on Gin and he’s been recently recruited to the ADA so I’m guessing that he’ll probably help in some way esp against Fyodor’s computer skills. 

THE BLANK BOOK/NOVEL:

  • Theory # 1 : The book gave birth to ability-users and Natsume Souseki is the one who originally wrote in it. So the miracle of having an ability! This isn’t quite explained and all we know is that some people have special abilities. But I have thought that maybe this book was the cause of all this! Because it’s a very powerful object that can turn whatever’s written on it to a reality. Someone must’ve written about having special abilities and it was turned to reality. So why Natsume-sensei? Mmm… I am actually not sure with this and he might not be the one, maybe someone older than him? But basically this is my guess. Based on BSD: The Dark Era, Natsume is a writer and Odasaku read his novels and interestingly, the novel is about a former killer which reflects Odasaku’s story. And soooo…. I have a feeling that all along Natsume is writing about the story of BSD characters in the blank book xD lol and turning it to reality. Then again, this is just a theory.
  • Theory # 2 : Atsushi is related to Natsume Souseki and so he’s the key to the book.  So… why Atsushi? If my theory above is correct, I’m guessing that Atsushi is the last ability user created. And I’ve been thinking about this but I’m confused why everyone already knew their ability except for Atsushi. This is quite a mystery for me and this’ll probably explains a lot of secrets regarding the world of BSD.


Feel free to comment and share your opinion regarding these theories.. :) You can point out what’s wrong and what I missed from the manga, novel and anime. Looking forward to hear your thoughts about this. 


There were peonies covering an area of about ten tsubo. It was too early in the summer for them to be in bloom. At the edge of this field of peonies was an old bench. Sensei stretched himself out on it. I sat down on the end and began to smoke. Sensei gazed at the sky, which was so blue that it seemed transparent. I was fascinated by the young leaves that surrounded me. When I looked at them carefully, I found that no two trees had leaves of exactly the same color. The leaves of each maple tree, for instance, had their own distinctive coloring. Sensei’s hat, which he had hung on top of a slender cedar sapling, was blown off by the breeze.
—  Natsume Soseki, KOKORO, 1914.
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Monster Rock (February 17, 2015)

Guests: ONE OK ROCK

Common Knowledge Quiz! 

Host: What’s the name of the cat fromNatsume Souseki’s novel, “Wagahai wa Neko de Aru” (an old way of saying “I Have a Cat,” but the official translation of the novel is “I am a Cat)? 

So, it’s actually “I am a Cat.” Not I have a cat. lol. Please take note of this slight change from here on. Thanks jibun-rock69 for the heads up! ^^

(The question is actually what’s the line after “Wagahai wa Neko de Aru, Namae wa _________” which means, I have a cat, and it’s name is ___________.)

Daisuke Han: Please write your answers on the flip board. Thinking time, start!

Taka: Somehow, the questions have become more difficult.

DH: It’s the same level.

Nao: Perhaps, if we ask the public, about 85 percent will get the right answer.

Toru: No way.

DH: Look, the audience is getting turned off. They’re getting turned off. This is bad!

Voiceover: I’m sure everyone in front of their TVs already knows the answer. It’s “No-Name-Yet.” For this Common Knowledge question, here’s the answer from ONE OK ROCK members.

DH: Let’s start with Taka.

Taka’s Answer: “None.” (His answer is close.)

Nao: Somehow, the drawings look similar to the real thing.

DH: So, this is Souseki-san? (the author)

Taka: Yes. It’s Souseki-san and little kitty.

Nao: I see.

DH: The reactions from the audience look good.

Taka: I thought I’d attack with some images.

(Voiceover)

Toru: Mine somehow overlapped with his (Taka’s) answer. I have a cat, and it’s name is None-But-There-Is. (He tried to make it rhyme. “Wagahai wa Neko de Aru, Namae wa Nai no de Aru.”)

(Everyone seemed impressive with his answer, especially Taka. lol!)

Toru: I thought this would make their hearts jump.

Voiceover.

Tomoya’s Answer: Tsutomu (It’s an ordinary name for a guy. That’s why they laughed. Lol!)

Toru: It’s like the name of one of those guys who did your tattoos.

DH: I see. For the last one, Ryota, please show us your answer.

Ryota: There’s a story behind my answer. When I saw the question, I thought, “There’s no other correct answer but this.” (tried to flip his board, but talked again) But then I thought…

Nao & DH: What the hell?

Voiceover.

Ryota: I have a cat, and it’s name is Betty. (Hahahaha!)

Nao: I see. Let’s hear his explanation. Let’s hear the story.

DH: Everyone was like, “Waaaah…”

Ryota: I’m not really sure, but when I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to have a dog.

DH: A dog, huh? (because the question is about a cat)

Nao: It’s okay. It’s okay.

Ryota: I wanted to have a dog, and two days ago, I actually bought one.

Taka: That’s right. He really bought a dog recently.

Ryota: Then I named it “Betty-chan.” So, when I heard that the question is about a name, I just immediately thought of the name Betty.

Taka: You just wanted to introduce your dog to everyone, right?

Voiceover.

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So, no one got the right answer. ^^

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Transmigrated more writers. Here is the order I got them:
- Tatsuji Miyoshi
- Katai Tayama
- Ougai Mori
- Koutarou Takamura
- Eiji Yoshikawa
- Souseki Natsume (finally a gold rarity! Now to get a rainbow…)
- Shigeharu Nakano (got him as a drop)

So far Koutarou is my favourite appearance and personality wise, so he’s now my secretary~♡ And here’s his profile on the wikia.

“An attractive artist who perpetually has a gentle smile on his face. Although he is most active in the literary world as a poet, he possesses multiple talents which include carving and painting, as well as calligraphy. Even though he is well-versed in martial arts, due to the fact that he finds war to be a harbinger of sorrow, he feels a little complicated when he has no choice but to fight against taints. He gets tunnel vision when he sees wood that is suitable for carving.”

That last bit about wood carving is so cute~