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## Hammer-power! Rabi's Innocence

Time to stir up some discussions, if all went well, that is.

This is from chapter 36

I just realize that Rabi have some question marks in his innocence. (In case my gray scale picture isn't helping, locate the arrows I marked on the picture)

I am assuming that the next time Rabi power up, some of his "question marked" power will be revealed and added, though I have no evidence to prove how I arrive to this conclusion.

In additon, I am trying to figure out whether there is a pattern within his seals... though reading the circle of kanji (starting from the left side just above the bubble "Crrow-chan" in the image above), I got

?, 水, 天,?, 木,?, 火,?,?, 地

which translate into

?, water, sky (or air or heaven), ?, wood, ?, fire, ?, ?, ground

For your information, I can't seem to figure out what the hidden pattern is. If the manga-ka is trying to use the elements of japan, which consist of sun, moon, fire, water, wood, metal, and earth, the pattern above is missing sun, moon, and metal (assuming that ground is substitutable for ground). However it wouldn't make sense anyway because there are only 7 elements, whereas his innocence have 10 slots. Plus, "sky" (or air or heaven) is not part of the element series.

I also tried matching the seals in pairs. Notice how "wood" is directly across "ground" and "water" is directly across "fire." I attempted to see whether the seals are "opposites," which worked for water because its opposite is fire. I also tried to see whether the seals are "related," such that wood is related to ground because wood grew from the ground. These two analysis seem to got me nowhere, as the opposite of sky (or air or heaven) is ground, which already existed.

So far we only seen several (or two?) of his attacks within the manga. I am assuming that all the other powers (ten total, with four or five question marks) will be revealed soon in the plot. But before that is shown, what kind of other power do you guys predict he will have? Also, what other kanji will fill in for the question marks?

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well I can't read any japanese, but since there are 4 question marks and one we can't see since it's behind his back. And the 4 questions marks are opposite each other i'm thinking one of them is probably a light/darkness pair and not sure about the other pair

3. The opposite of Heaven... could be Hell? *shrugs* There's a different kanji for air/sky, so the opposite could be something else (and not just light/dark). What would metal be the opposite of, though? Air (which often relates to electricity)?

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That proves - no power ups for Lavi before we get to know about all the seals.
The "Hell" seal wouldn't be really off - and it should have properties of double-edged sword, so it would explain why Lavi haven't used it before.

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^ In this case power up = getting to know a new seal.

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Presumly, if Lavi doesn't know them. To create a seal some requirments needs to be met. Or those seal aren't really so great...

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^ Well, the present of question mark at the place of a seal lets us assume that he doesn't know this seals yet.

8. Right - when he remembered/discovered that he had (earth?) power, the question mark disappeared. Presumably, his power-up will be discovering all the seals and all the various combos he can use (or all of them at once?).

Reinard-san is back! ^_^

I don't think there's a requirement for him knowing. He just doesn't. Maybe Bookman can tell him or something...

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Or maybe Bookman knows all the seals along, cept he is not telling Rabi (and us) to be the matter secretive.

The only other possible elements I see will be
wind (if air is different from wind that is)
thunder, zap people ftw
snow or ice

darkness and light could be a pair on there. The kanji for those two are simple enough to put in the circle. but I don't know the kanji for hell, so I am no help here.

I am still trying to figure out whether the question marks are placed in a pattern. Anyone have another reference page that have Rabi and his seals?

10. The character is heaven ("ten") and so air OR wind ("sora" or "kaze", respectively... err, well, the first means "sky", but close enough) would both be written differently. Theoretically there could be both, buuuuuut that would be lame.

Thunder usually falls under air or wind, traditionally. There is a single kanji for electricity (but not lightning)...

Eh, my bad, hell (jigoku) is two kanji. So I guess not.

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