Hey there Cor! Is it just me or does the weird smiley face under Sauko's ice cream on her TG calendar post look like Shikorae to you? Or perhaps it's just a stylistic choice...
Hi there! I’m so glad you sent this ask actually because today I also noticed that the same face was on Saiko’s blankets when she was first introduced:
I’m not sure if that’s a logo/symbol from a game or series outside TG (one from one of Saiko’s games or anime?) but you’re right, it does look a bit like Shikorae!
At first I thought it was a reference to a one eyed ghoul because of the cross over one eye. But you know what else the eyes look like?
Playstation buttons. Which probably reminds you of another character:
Saiko was first introduced playing a PS too and if anyone hasn’t already read it, there’s the theory by @wanglang1313 here [x] that each of the Quinx are tied to a character with a corresponding colour in one of the colour art. Mutsuki was paired with Torso. Urie tied with Kanae. Shirazu with Nutcracker. And Saiko with Scarecrow.
If the face is meant to resemble Shikorae, there’s a few theories floating around tumblr that connect.
- The first is that Shikorae is Rio from the TG Jail game on coincidentally (or not) PS Vita by @inthesweetmadness here [x] (you can also find a collection of all the theories/evidence for that here [x])
- The second is a theory by @chiselian and @inthesweetmadness here [x] about Scarecrow being Rio/Shikorae’s brother
Either way, I’d place my bets on that face being a reference to Scarecrow and foreshadowing Saiko’s involvement with that character!