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  • So i've got a huge theory which places all the puzzle pieces on their right spot.

    • Subaru is Flugel BECAUSE : It is highly implied and all those hints have to mean something with Subaru = Flugel. Even Shaula smelled him!!!! Also, this theory takes place during Arc 10-11, i think that subaru has at this point all the Witch Genes
    • Emilia is Satella because they look identical and she does show a relationship with the Witch.
    • 1. Subaru and Emilia go back in time somepoint and he gets back to a moment where Emilia takes the Witch Genes of Envy and becomes Satella. Losing all her memories and forgets her self because Subaru ate her memories with his Witch Genes of Gluttony
    • 2.Then something Happends and Subaru has to leave Satella/Emilia for some reason for a time being.
    • 2.5 Somewhere in the meantime when Subaru ate Emilia and inbetween he sealed her, Subaru met Petelgeuse and gave him the "Bones of Flugel" Which we're the Sloth Genes he had to give away for Some Reason.
    • 3.Subaru then returns a time later along with Volcanica and Reid (which he recruited during Arc 10) and seals Satella because Satella started to become insane because she couldn't bear the pain of the Witch of Envy personality. Subaru/Flugel couldn't see Emilia/Satella suffer that much and sealed her.
    • 4.5 This would explain why Satella loves him and maybe something happend between Flugel and the new Satella (amenestic Emilia)
    • 5.Subaru then plants the Flugel Tree BECAUSE He knows he will need this tree for a fight against the Hakugei (Arc 3).

    This would make a lot sense. :) THIS SERIOUSLY makes soooo much unexplained things better!

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    • It would make sense if it didn't end in a Paradox and if the author hadn't stated Satella wasn't Emilia. Not to mention, according to Tappei's description of a Sage, a Sage is the type of person who'd sacrifice themselves time and time again to reach the best outcome for everyone.

      Subaru doesn't need to be Flugel to be that type of person. They even mention Flugel sounds/looks nothing like Subaru, they only share the same scent... which is probably Satella's scent more than anything. And on top of all that, I highly disagree with the common idea that the Sage, Saint and Dragon were buddies. It only states that they worked together to achieve a goal, it never mentions a friendly relationship. For all we know, it could be the same deal with Anastasia.

      Volcanica already dislikes Witches from what I can tell, having been chased out of the Great Waterfall by Sloth and pranked with a meteor by Greed. Reid acts like a delinquent, I doubt he'd fight someone like Satella if it wasn't for a personal reason. As for Flugel, we know little to nothing about him. Shaula didn't describe his character from what I remember, and he has no traits in common with Subaru other than maybe perhaps sharing the same tendency to endanger himself for the people he loves. Which doesn't really map out his entire character.

      Nice theory, but it has been thought about and suggested before. It has holes, the biggest one is that it's a paradox. If Tappei ended the series in a loop, he'd get shit on like crazy. I'm sure he's skilled enough to avoid writing himself into a corner like that... then again, I could just be overestimating him. I love the world and characters of Re:Zero (except the Witch Cult, fuck the Witch Cult) and I'd hate to see this wonderous world go down the drain for the stereotypical BUT THE STORY WAS STUCK IN A LOOP ALL ALONG! bullshit some people pull. I want Subaru to receive closure by the end of this even if it requires the sacrifice of some beloved characters. Even if the ending is sad, anything is better than a never-ending, self-sustaining loop.

      I currently have a theory of my own about Envy and how exactly the authorities might function, but it's nowhere near complete. I need to stop slacking off and work on it... but-- AHHH, MY BRAIN TREMBLES!

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    • what kind shit teory is this fack u

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    • 36.67.20.225 wrote:
      what kind shit teory is this fack u

      How mature of you.

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    • I like this theory. Approved!

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    • I don't think it's time travel.

      I do believe Flugel and Reid to have a friendly relationship, Tappei did state it was kind of a Gian/Suneo kind of relationship (from Doreamon). Gian kind of is a bully but I'd still say Suneo and him are friends. Their first meeting may not have been smooth though as Reid has a.. strong personality. (But much like Julius became a really good friend along it's far from impossible they became friends)

      For Satella to love Subaru so much, for her to state he has saved him, for Subaru to have underlying feelings he can't explain towards her, there's no way they've never actually met.

      It's however likely the Dragon has no friendly relationship with any of them, you'd think if Volcanica was hanging out a lot with Flugel Shaula would come to like him. Volcanica doesn't seem the kind to even want friends, as you'd expect from a dragon I guess. But again there's so few information.

      To say Subaru and Flugel have no common traits is.. a strech. To be a sage candidate, to have knowledge of the constellations, to be linked to the cult in such ways, to meet all 7 witches at once. I'd say these are fair signs to be taken into account. It's also important to note Tappei did say the sage is one who can save all the people dear to them by sacrificing everything which suits RBD like nothing, even Al's budget RBD doesn't really allow him to do that much.


      Multi-dimensions theory, brought up by Echidna, can be debunked easily through the fact that Satella and more importantly Echidna can remember what happens inbetween continues. That Satella remembers could be bypassed by the usual "she's dispersed on all timelines" and such but Echidna would not be, she's simply sealed right there in the coffin.


      As for a time-loop, well don't you think the witches would recognise him as being younger Flugel, a lot can be explained with a time-loop to an alternative time-line but not this. If the witches have met together with Flugel then recognising him, even younger-looking, would be a given.

      Echidna also does make a difference between Emilia and Satella, when she won't make one between Satella and her witch personality (Which is fair but denotes from the other witches). You'd think if Emilia was Satella she wouldn't count them as 2 different people (refering to her stating the people she hates).

      After all Yin magic requires a LOT of mana to use time-travel (see fan-questions) so I doubt going back 400 years is anywhere in the real of possibility and no one authority presented interferes with the past in such ways (If Pandora could do it I'd guess she'd have done it already).  Obviously blessings don't work like that either.


      Such intricates theories are difficult and need to be worked on a lot, a lot of people have a few ideas but before posting it as a good theory you need to combine the facts, check for facts you may have missed and check that these facts are right.

      You can also work with the stars and myths related to every name to make links but again, very difficult.


      Making sense of the authorities may or may not be a dead end, I think it's definitely worth giving it a shot but it really isn't obvious or easy. I too am still working on that so I wish you good luck and hope to see you publish your theory.


      To OP, it's still nice that you tried. Sharing with the community when you think you've made a finding is a good move but don't point it out as linking everything before you're sure of that. It was a nice try if you didn't know about the other fan-theories though. (I feel like out of the very few theories that make sense, fewer even are in English).

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    • Arc 10. NANI!!!??

      i thought arc 6 wasn’t even fully translated.

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    • Gracedharperd wrote:
      So i've got a huge theory which places all the puzzle pieces on their right spot.
      • Subaru is Flugel BECAUSE : It is highly implied and all those hints have to mean something with Subaru = Flugel. Even Shaula smelled him!!!! Also, this theory takes place during Arc 10-11, i think that subaru has at this point all the Witch Genes
      • Emilia is Satella because they look identical and she does show a relationship with the Witch.
      • 1. Subaru and Emilia go back in time somepoint and he gets back to a moment where Emilia takes the Witch Genes of Envy and becomes Satella. Losing all her memories and forgets her self because Subaru ate her memories with his Witch Genes of Gluttony
      • 2.Then something Happends and Subaru has to leave Satella/Emilia for some reason for a time being.
      • 2.5 Somewhere in the meantime when Subaru ate Emilia and inbetween he sealed her, Subaru met Petelgeuse and gave him the "Bones of Flugel" Which we're the Sloth Genes he had to give away for Some Reason.
      • 3.Subaru then returns a time later along with Volcanica and Reid (which he recruited during Arc 10) and seals Satella because Satella started to become insane because she couldn't bear the pain of the Witch of Envy personality. Subaru/Flugel couldn't see Emilia/Satella suffer that much and sealed her.
      • 4.5 This would explain why Satella loves him and maybe something happend between Flugel and the new Satella (amenestic Emilia)
      • 5.Subaru then plants the Flugel Tree BECAUSE He knows he will need this tree for a fight against the Hakugei (Arc 3).

      This would make a lot sense. :) THIS SERIOUSLY makes soooo much unexplained things better!

      I thought the same thing at first but evidence says otherwise. But i think there is a connection between Satella and Subaru

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    • Echidna's knowledge of the looping past comes from Subaru's own memories, which she has access to while she's in his head.

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    • Well, in some timelines Emilia dies so that should create a paradox.

      If she died, she never went to the past, she never became the witch and she never did bring Subaru to this world.

      Maybe I am missing some points here but wouldn't that invalidate this theory ?

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    • I had the same idea, but magic exists in the world of Re:Zero, possibly making everything possible and we don't know how the time travel would work, through travelling in the past a different timeline from the one the time traveller came from could be created, making the time traveller an independent individual not affected by the death of his/her counterpart on the current timeline.

      I don't like the theory either but who knows what will happen in the future

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    • I remember the author saying that with shadow magic you can only time travel 1 day back only  , this is I guess just reincarnation at play ( check arc 6 ) Emilia has wierd emotions to minerva (arc4) and subaru has feeling for satella(arc4) , we know that satella was best friends with minerva , that will explain subaru case.. now the question is who is Subaru and where is Flugel this where the pizza hit the floor and she get to mess my whole home work.

      theory 1 : pleiads is star cluster that is 400 years old , subaru = pleaids , some relation to 400 years ago is hinted . so i think subaru got summoned 400 years ago died satella tried to reset time but he kept dying over and over , she destorys half of the world suck life force her shadows are able too and she reincarnate in earth since he will just keep dying in her world .

      theory 2 : Flugel and satella loved each other , but for whatever reason Satella went mad , flugel couldn't help or save her because his affiliate with the core of the world OD lanuga and that doesn't give him the ability to temper with history , so he decide to reincarnate himself and so he can cut his ties with od lanuga and be able to change history , we do know that he made prepartion for subaru in the whale battle and tower arc 6 so he problably saw the future.

      there's holes in both these theories and we lack lot of information like who was Puck before he become a spirit , because if he is flugel then that doesn't really make any sense for satella to love subaru so i'm more into flugel and subaru been seperated but 100% reincarnations shenanigans at play here.

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    • 105.159.52.230 wrote:
      I remember the author saying that with shadow magic you can only time travel 1 day back only  , this is I guess just reincarnation at play ( check arc 6 ) Emilia has wierd emotions to minerva (arc4) and subaru has feeling for satella(arc4) , we know that satella was best friends with minerva , that will explain subaru case.. now the question is who is Subaru and where is Flugel this where the pizza hit the floor and she get to mess my whole home work.

      theory 1 : pleiads is star cluster that is 400 years old , subaru = pleaids , some relation to 400 years ago is hinted . so i think subaru got summoned 400 years ago died satella tried to reset time but he kept dying over and over , she destorys half of the world suck life force her shadows are able too and she reincarnate in earth since he will just keep dying in her world .

      theory 2 : Flugel and satella loved each other , but for whatever reason Satella went mad , flugel couldn't help or save her because his affiliate with the core of the world OD lanuga and that doesn't give him the ability to temper with history , so he decide to reincarnate himself and so he can cut his ties with od lanuga and be able to change history , we do know that he made prepartion for subaru in the whale battle and tower arc 6 so he problably saw the future.

      there's holes in both these theories and we lack lot of information like who was Puck before he become a spirit , because if he is flugel then that doesn't really make any sense for satella to love subaru so i'm more into flugel and subaru been seperated but 100% reincarnations shenanigans at play here.

      we know that satella was best friends with minerva , that will explain Emilia case  (fixed a typo*)

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    • Minerva and Satella were best friends? I know that Echidna got along with Minerva but where do you have that Satella thing from?

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    • But didn't the satellite have the authority of all witches? So he also has the authority Daphne, the one through which he can absorb the hand of the Beasts of Demons, so he had enough hand to throw the subaru in time for 400 years

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    • Ridiculous thing.
      I didn't see any hints about time travel in this story.
      And if Subaru firstly met Emilia, not Satella, should he had a fierce love for Emilia from his deep heart? But the fact is he loved Satella much more from his deep heart.
      And how do you explain Puck's father's love on Emilia? And Fortuna's and Guese's.
      And why Emilia had so much felt to Minerva?
      She never met Minerva based on your theory.

      And the most important thing is how they become Emilia and Subaru again from Satella and Flugel based on your theory?

      And I think those witches knew about Emilia's mother, how do you explain this? Her mother is hiding in somewhere and suddenly appearers and travels back with them to meet those witches?

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    • Marsmoos wrote:
      Minerva and Satella were best friends? I know that Echidna got along with Minerva but where do you have that Satella thing from?

      Minerva stated that they are the best friends.

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    • 79.119.241.246 wrote:
      But didn't the satellite have the authority of all witches? So he also has the authority Daphne, the one through which he can absorb the hand of the Beasts of Demons, so he had enough hand to throw the subaru in time for 400 years

      It is Satella, not Satellite. You have made a serious mistake. You went to the wrong way too far!

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    • Marsmoos wrote:
      I had the same idea, but magic exists in the world of Re:Zero, possibly making everything possible and we don't know how the time travel would work, through travelling in the past a different timeline from the one the time traveller came from could be created, making the time traveller an independent individual not affected by the death of his/her counterpart on the current timeline.

      I don't like the theory either but who knows what will happen in the future

      This is just a bullshit. No time travel magic is mentioned or similar thing happened in the whole story so far. This theory shoule state it is all because of Doraemon and Nobi Nobita, then it can explain everything. But also there is no hints about Doraemon and Nobi Nobita.

      It will not happen since it is just a bullshit.

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    • Emilia x Subaru wrote:
      Marsmoos wrote:
      I had the same idea, but magic exists in the world of Re:Zero, possibly making everything possible and we don't know how the time travel would work, through travelling in the past a different timeline from the one the time traveller came from could be created, making the time traveller an independent individual not affected by the death of his/her counterpart on the current timeline.

      I don't like the theory either but who knows what will happen in the future

      This is just a bullshit. No time travel magic is mentioned or similar thing happened in the whole story so far. This theory shoule state it is all because of Doraemon and Nobi Nobita, then it can explain everything. But also there is no hints about Doraemon and Nobi Nobita.

      It will not happen since it is just a bullshit.

      I mean Subaru travels back in time everytime he dies.

      What does Doraemon have to do with this?

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    • Marsmoos wrote:
      Emilia x Subaru wrote:
      Marsmoos wrote:
      I had the same idea, but magic exists in the world of Re:Zero, possibly making everything possible and we don't know how the time travel would work, through travelling in the past a different timeline from the one the time traveller came from could be created, making the time traveller an independent individual not affected by the death of his/her counterpart on the current timeline.

      I don't like the theory either but who knows what will happen in the future

      This is just a bullshit. No time travel magic is mentioned or similar thing happened in the whole story so far. This theory shoule state it is all because of Doraemon and Nobi Nobita, then it can explain everything. But also there is no hints about Doraemon and Nobi Nobita.

      It will not happen since it is just a bullshit.

      I mean Subaru travels back in time everytime he dies.

      What does Doraemon have to do with this?

      What Subaru suffered is Time Back not Time Travel. And what I said is not refurting you but the original theory.of Gracedharperd. Why I quoted your comment is because of your last sentence which stated that you didn't like the theory.

      If I didn't understand wrongly, the original theory stated Subaru and Emilia travel back and then become Flugel and Satella. And I think there is no hints about this. But if we make a theory about Doraemon made this world and used his tools to realise all those thing, I think this theory can explain everything. But there is also no hints about Doraemon. This is just a joke to refurt this theory which is just like Doraemon came to the Re Zero world.

      I am sorry to borther you and make you feel offended.

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    • I guess, lets wait until the shows ended, lol

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    • What if the subaru that woke up on episode 1 was not the starting place for the Re Zero story: The following doesn´t make sense to start with why is he in the middle of a city not knowing or remembering anything on how he got there? why does he have the power of return from death? why does he already have a relationship with satella? If subaru actually had started in a previous point where many events ocured as of the start of the series things would make more sense, this way we wouldn´t need 400 years of time travel.  Some people claim that lazy writting would happen if they use paradox loop but they don´t mention the already seeming starting unexplained basal state in which the story present itself.

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    • 190.34.225.108 wrote:
      What if the subaru that woke up on episode 1 was not the starting place for the Re Zero story:

      The following doesn´t make sense to start with why is he in the middle of a city not knowing or remembering anything on how he got there? why does he have the power of return from death? why does he already have a relationship with satella? If subaru actually had started in a previous point where many events ocured as of the start of the series things would make more sense, this way we wouldn´t need 400 years of time travel.  Some people claim that lazy writting would happen if they use paradox loop but they don´t mention the already seeming starting unexplained basal state in which the story present itself.


      Not only that but after seeing Episode 3 in Season 2 & seeing his Dad at the end. It made me wonder:

      What if Sabaru's Dad looked exactly like Sabura the same way Satella looks like Emilia? Which causes Satella to become confused between the two.

      And what if his Dad went by the name Sabura (for whatever reason) then named his son after? 

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    • So he stole the plot twist of Kyou Kara Maou's Murata and copied it onto his story as Subaru's plot twist? 

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    • 78.178.138.208 wrote:
      It would make sense if it didn't end in a Paradox and if the author hadn't stated Satella wasn't Emilia. Not to mention, according to Tappei's description of a Sage, a Sage is the type of person who'd sacrifice themselves time and time again to reach the best outcome for everyone.

      Subaru doesn't need to be Flugel to be that type of person. They even mention Flugel sounds/looks nothing like Subaru, they only share the same scent... which is probably Satella's scent more than anything. And on top of all that, I highly disagree with the common idea that the Sage, Saint and Dragon were buddies. It only states that they worked together to achieve a goal, it never mentions a friendly relationship. For all we know, it could be the same deal with Anastasia.

      Volcanica already dislikes Witches from what I can tell, having been chased out of the Great Waterfall by Sloth and pranked with a meteor by Greed. Reid acts like a delinquent, I doubt he'd fight someone like Satella if it wasn't for a personal reason. As for Flugel, we know little to nothing about him. Shaula didn't describe his character from what I remember, and he has no traits in common with Subaru other than maybe perhaps sharing the same tendency to endanger himself for the people he loves. Which doesn't really map out his entire character.

      Nice theory, but it has been thought about and suggested before. It has holes, the biggest one is that it's a paradox. If Tappei ended the series in a loop, he'd get shit on like crazy. I'm sure he's skilled enough to avoid writing himself into a corner like that... then again, I could just be overestimating him. I love the world and characters of Re:Zero (except the Witch Cult, fuck the Witch Cult) and I'd hate to see this wonderous world go down the drain for the stereotypical BUT THE STORY WAS STUCK IN A LOOP ALL ALONG! bullshit some people pull. I want Subaru to receive closure by the end of this even if it requires the sacrifice of some beloved characters. Even if the ending is sad, anything is better than a never-ending, self-sustaining loop.

      I currently have a theory of my own about Envy and how exactly the authorities might function, but it's nowhere near complete. I need to stop slacking off and work on it... but-- AHHH, MY BRAIN TREMBLES!

      I do think it is a loop of sorts, but each loop is different. First, we should remember that subaru is still 18. ASpending a decade can significantly alter a person's appearance.(just look at pewdipie.) Anyway if Flugel is 28 or so by the time the satella fiasco occurs, he could be significantly different looking. I think pandora creates the loop, and she may be satella's mother ( Vainglory is called the progenitor of envy.) Anyway, i think the seal or whatever in elior was created to extact vsatella from the witch factor. it may have worked too well, and extracted a clone. an innocent, sin free clone.

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