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Those who oppose thee
Shall know the wrath of heaven.

Andraste 7:19



And in return were given, in hushed whispers,
The secrets of darkest magic.

- Threnodies 5:11



Blessed are the peacekeepers, the champions of the just.

- Benedictions 4:10



Then the Maker said:
To you, my second-born, I grant this gift:
In your heart shall burn

- Threnodies 5:1-5:8



Here lies the abyss, the well of all souls.
From these emerald waters doth life begin anew.

- Andraste 14:11



Dragons with wicked eyes and wicked hearts,
On blacken’d wings does deceit take flight

Silence 3:6, Dissonant Verse



And as the black clouds came upon them,
They looked on what pride had wrought,
And despaired.

- Threnodies 7:10



You have brought Sin to Heaven
And doom upon all the world.

- Threnodies 8:13

It has been pointed out a few times how Sam’s freak abilities thing was queer-coded in the first season, and Sam’s queer-coding (”It gets better”, “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, “Don’t look at me like that”) and Dean’s queer subtext run in parallel.

Sam thinks he’s a freak and mentions it to Dean a few times, but Dean also thinks he’s a freak (although we only find this out when the shapeshifter downloads his memories, because Dean lies and deflects). Sam feels like a freak because of his paranormal abilities, but Dean feeling like a freak (since in their family, he’s not the “blonde chick in The Munsters”) has to do with his sexuality. I think the moment in Skin, when the shapeshifter, upon commenting on how fucked up Dean Winchester’s mind is, hears “a boy… or a girl” among the three examples of Dean’s subconscious mind, is actually skirting very close to main text on this. Dean feels like a freak because of his sexuality, is the subtext.

There are many people who deny that John Winchester was an abusive parent. This is also in the subtext of the first season. I didn’t actually fully appreciate it during the initial viewing. It’s not easy to spot when you’re watching the episodes weeks apart, and you don’t have the context of the other episodes at hand. But upon review, it’s extremely strong. Dean’s micro-expressions when ever his father is mentioned tell a story. Dean lying to Sam about their father, sanitizing the truth for his little brother, tell a story.

But Nightmare pretty well confirms the subtext.

I never really paid attention to it, but the episode begins with Bob Seger’s 2+2=?, which is a song about the Vietnam war, playing in the background of the scene of Max killing his father. And when Sam and Dean come to Max’s uncle’s building, the word ‘Nam’ is visible on the glass door. Both hint at Max’s father and his uncle, who beat Max, being Vietnam veterans. Both Sam and Dean are paralleled with Max - Sam in the maintext, and Dean in the subtext of the episode.

Note that Dean mentions “normal, every day naked in class nightmares“, indicating he has those frequently. Nightmares about public nudity and school are often experienced by individuals that suffer from self-image issues and low self-esteem. Being naked in public may relate to fear of being judged by other people, of being exposed and ashamed.

At the end of the episode, Sam and Dean have an exchange by the car in which Sam expresses gratitude for not having had Max’s childhood, and Dean casts his eyes down at this (the previous time we saw him cast his eyes down in the same way was at the mention of mass rape in Bugs). You’ve seen the gifs. Sam didn’t have Max’s childhood. The thing that isn’t often pointed out is that Dean missed the part of the conversation between Sam and Max where Max revealed that the beatings didn’t just happen in his childhood, they were still going two weeks ago. Dean never heard that. It was the child Max, whose father had broken his arm two times, who Dean seemed to feel kinship with.

We come close to the maintext at the end. Sam compares himself with Max.

Sam: Aren’t you worried I could turn into Max or something?
Dean: Nope. No way. You know why?
Sam: No. Why?

Dean: Cause you got one advantage Max didn’t have.

Sam: Dad? Because Dad’s not here, Dean.
Dean: No. Me. As long as I’m around, nothing bad is gonna happen to you.

It wasn’t John Winchester that kept Sam from turning into Max, it was Dean. Which means that Sam had been in danger of having Max’s childhood. The only reason he didn’t, was Dean. Dean was the one advantage Sam had to Max. Because John Winchester didn’t blame Sam for “everything. For his job, for his life, for [their] mom’s death”. He didn’t blame Sam for those things. But Dean didn’t have that one advantage.

It was Dean Winchester who had Max’s childhood. And he thinks it happened because he’s a 'freak’. Because he’s queer.

That’s why Dean lies about who he is to everyone.

This is the subtext of the season.

Nintendo Dream Leak?

So this is supposedly a leak from an upcoming issue of Nintendo Dream. Although it certainly seems credible, it is NOT 100% confirmed to be legitimate. Don’t take anything here as truth until we get some actual confirmation.

EDIT: Considering that leaks from Dengeki have also started to come out, and they contain the exact same information and screenshots as this leak, it’s safe to say that these are all very likely to be real.

Without further ado…

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Marriage and children make an appearance!

When a support level reaches “S” rank, it leads to marriage! The children can join you as allies. The pairs are limited to some extent, but you’ll be able to meet “Kanna,” the protagonist’s child, as well as other children.

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Kamui: “I don’t care that you make mistakes or that you’re clumsy… From here on out, for the rest of my life, will you be the one to take care of me?”

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Kanna: “So with this…will I be able to fight together with you dad, in the outside world?”

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Kamui and Felicia have reached support rank “S.” Upon doing so, a fancy picture is shown and their child Kanna is born! Her hair color is the same as Felicia’s.

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Tsukuyomi and Orochi’s marriage. These two will also have a child, who receives her hair color from Orochi. This child, “Shara,” looks an awful lot like…

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Tsukuyomi: “So, Orochi… I think you’re the one. Please, won’t you be my wife?”

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Shara: “Hehehe… So you’ve come, Father…”