Wait wait wait wait a sec hold on
So the latest episode of wtnv (109(spoilers if ur not up to date)) talks a lot about gods and names huntokar, the woman from italy, the glow cloud and the distant prince as the original gods right?
So Desert Bluffs’ “smiling god” has to be one of them right? I mean the way fink and cranor write the show and how theyve done things in the past it seems likely.
Huntokar says that she viewed herself as the “good” one before she destroyed night vale so that leaves the other three.
The glow cloud has been in night vale since episode two and hasnt done much except drop dead animals on people and from what huntokar says thats about the worst we can expect from it.
That leaves the woman from italy and the distant prince.
Its more than likely not the distant prince because cecil points out in one of the recent episodes that the distant prince is drawing closer. If the distant prince was the smiling god then we would have heard about him during the strexcorp story arc.
We’ve actually had contact with the woman from italy before in episode 39 but it seems that that may have been when the deal between huntokar and the other gods was struck??
And although she mentions the woman from italy running her fingers through the great glowing coils of the universe i personally dont believe this pins her down as the smiling god.
There are four options as i see it here. One is that fink and cranor wrote themselves into a hole in the plot and are just not worrying to fill it in (or theyre going to fill it in later somehow) which is pretty unlikely considering how well thought out this story actually is.
Two is that the smiling god isnt a god at all but some other kind of being.
Three, the smiling god is a fifth god, whom huntokar and possibly the others dont know about.
And probably the one i would like to believe, desert bluffs is simply another night vale and the huntokar in that universe is known by them as a smiling god.
I dont know, it will be interesting to see how all this works out, or even is we find out the identity of the smiling god at all.