really obscure theory
*spoilers from the creeping shadow in here, so if you haven’t finished book four, you probably shouldn’t read this*
lucy is insanely powerful. we all know how amazing her talent is, and how she is one of the only people known to be able to communicate with type three ghosts.
well, what if somehow, that talent was shared through blood?
the thought of talent being passed through generations has come to me before. you see families like lockwoods who have a lot of talent, and families like lucy’s who are mostly dry (more on that later.) so that’s kinda what this theory is based off of.
so, penelope fittes is really marissa. we’re not sure what really happened to the real penelope and her mother, but in order for this to work, let’s say they both escaped and went off to go live somewhere away from london.
what if penelope got pregnant while on the run? she is around forty or fifty, i’m assuming, so if she got pregnant when she was in her twenties, her child would be around 14 or 15. guess who else is around that age?
none other than lucy carlyle. it would have been easy for penelope to want to give her child up for adoption, especially if they weren’t living in very nice conditions.
now we don’t really know much about her family or what they look like, and she was the youngest, so it works. (it’s been a while since i’ve read the first book, so this may be impossible, but stroud didn’t really give us much so i think it fits.)
i’ve always thought it was really suspicious that there is only two people that have this incredible power, and that they both are important to the story. in marissa’s case, it makes more sense; she was the one who practically started this new era with ghosts. but, supposedly, lucy is just a random girl fighting ghosts with her best friends.
(this is kinda a separate theory, but what if lucy can control ghosts with her emotions? think about it. one of the worst times in the history of ghosts was when she was really lonely and by herself. idk i just think it makes sense)
anyways, this is probably a big mess, but i thought i should share it with you, because i think it’s pretty neat. tell me what you think!