Subaru has the scent of Witch of Envy. Petelgeuse is the Sin Archbishop of Sloth. So why is Petelgeuse jealous of how close Subaru is with Satella? Wouldn't he be jealous if Subaru was close with Witch of Sloth?
So I was re:watching re:zero today and then that talk between Subaru/good-Satella happened.
As she listed everything that Subaru did for her, I realized that it is only possible for him to do all that if he never died and we all know they won't spend a single day together without him dying at Elsa's hands.
My theory is that during their first meeting ever Emilia#0 did the same thing as present Emilia and introduced herself to Subaru as Satella, then they went on merrily adventuring together but with a twist: No one wanted to kill them.
We already know that all the trials Subaru had to go through up to that point were orchestrated by Roswall under the guidance of Echidona, so I thought to myself: What if that's exactly what happened the first time around, they adventured together and all that good stuff... Then, at some point and for reasons I can't figure out Echidona decided to screw them over, she altered the past, causing Subaru to die and Emilia decided to take the Envy witch factor so that she could save him effectively becoming the first Satella, screwing up Echidona's plans and that's the real reason why she hates Emilia so much.
How come Satella exists in the past then? That's the power of her authority. She exists in the past, present and future.
As to how Echidona altered the past, I'm assuming she can write Roswall's gospel from the future.
What do you think? Help me improve this theory and fill the gaps
I guess that because of the cultists and, the witches like Satella, I have the sensation of seeing that style of creating something that is unknown at the same time terrifying, in the children book is said: “A scary witch, a truly terrifying witch. To even speak her name would chill you to the bone. Everybody referred to her as... the Witch of Envy.„ so, I really guess that this is Lovecraftian description of fear, because at the point that this is presented to us in the light novel we yet not knew nothing about the witch, and Emilia looks extremely beautiful to us, how something that looks like Emilia can be "scary"? that passes the Idea of fear to me, and the other reason is about the cultists, who has read some work of H.P Lovecraft know that cultism is a relevant characteristic inside the Lovecraftian universe, for example in the Call of Cthulhu, in Cthulhu Mythos we have the cultists, various cults that appear in the series that adore Cthulhu, but not only Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and the idiot god Azathot have cults also, and various of its cultists are crazy just like the cultists of the witch besides the fact of the authorities can take someone, that is not compatible with, to the craziness and craziness is something that is common in the Lovecraftian tales because of that characteristics I guess, not think, I guess, that Tappei Nagatsuki has read something ligated with the Lovecraftian universe or have some reference with, because its too much coincidences to me.
I know usually i'm the one answering questions but for this one I need your help. Do you think subaru will save everyone he loves? Also I don't know if you have heard but, return by death will stop when subaru or satella gets what they really want. It's called THEIR END GOAL for some reason. When and what do you think their end goal will be? That is why in the IF stories whenever subaru dies, he will go back to the point where he made the mistake he shouldn't have because he has to complete the goal he set in the beginning of the series. For example in Sloth IF, when subaru dies in that timeline he will go back to when he wanted to run away with rem on that rooftop that one sunny day. That's all for now.
So I've been thinking about it since last week after Pandora re-named Guese to Petelguese when he absorbed the Witch Factors. Based on that and the fact that when Satella joined Echidna's TP, Typhon called her Tella (or Terra).
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1) Terra in Roman myths is Mother Earth. So let's say Satella's true name was Terra and after she absorbed the Witch Factors, Pandora named her Satella (Saterra).
Sa as an Egyptian hieroglyph means "Protection". As we know, she was incompatible with those factors and nearly covered the world with her shadows. So maybe that "Sa" implies that the WoE tried to "Protect" the world (earth) by covering it with her shadows.
2) Sa is also a chinese surname coming out of Semu. According to the Wikipedia, as a name, it meant "Assorted Categories" emphasizing the Ethnic Diversity between Semu people. And we know Satella is a half-human half-elf so the "Sa" gives emphasis on that fact.
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About the 2) tbh in the beginning i thought of it as a way to like seperate Elves from everyone else since everyone hated Elves after what Satella did and they were forced to hide themselves. But it didn't really make sense with the word's meaning to me since it doesn't tend on racism. But correct me if i'm wrong.
Hope i didn't kill many of your brain cells (since i'm anime-only with a little extra knowledge from the Wiki) and i can't wait to see other people's opinion!! Have a good day!
We know from the arc 4 flashbacks that flugel and the witch cult were involved in emilia's birth some how. My guess is that they weren't just creating a vessel for satella, they were trying to seperate envy and satella. I think this experiment backfired horribly. Also, names are important in re zero right? Emilia means rival. Vainglory means progenitor of envy. I think emilia was the product of pandora messing up an attempt to destroy envy and retrieve satella. For all we know , pandora might have incited satella consuming envy
So it's just a theory. I was browsing MAL and saw that Satella is portrayed by Rie Takahashi; the same voice for Emilia. Also, in the 2nd Season of RE:Zero, it seems Beatrice and knows who sloth is and seemed saddened over sloth's death. Also, Puck who is Emilia's spirit is connected to the witches because he was made by Echidna. It kinda points to Emilia actually being a witch.
Ok so, if Subaru's 'return to death' is simply jumping away from different failed timelines, that would mean that Satella also failed in those different timelines whenever Subaru dies or commit suicides. It would seem pointless to me for Satella to grant this power and for her to fail multiple times in several timelines.
And i don't like the existence of other timelines hahaha :((
This is just a random theory I came up with on the spot but what if Emilia is Satella's half-sister, it is probably incorrect but it seems plausible to me. Anyway, so the theory is that 400 years ago an elf and a human had Satella, obviously she went nuts and swallowed half the world but what if 300 years later (after Satella was sealed) the same elf had another child with another human (considering elves live for quite a long time this seems reasonable), so maybe the reason Satella and Emilia look similar is because they share the same mother/father (whatever one was an elf). I prefer this over the Satella is Emilia's mother theory but the theory stating that Emilia is Satella in the future just gone back in time would explain why they look exactly the same. Still I think my theory is interesting. (I have only read up to ch74 of arc 4)