Well, I doubt Allen will experience any more growth than what he's already accomplished, that being general class and all.
At this point, I'm sure Rinali is going to break her limit and reveal her new innocence. I have no idea how, but it would be damn cool. It would also make sense due to how she's been portrayed in the last few chapters, hinting at the possibility of something like this.
Rabi going over the edge would be awesome, but it doesn't seem likely at this point since him and allen are already anticlimactic (further supporting the rinali transformation).
Yeah, I wanna know what happened to Road too....
But I don't really get why Allen's so amazed that his sword didn't work like he expected to... I mean, it came out of NOWHERE. He was just hanging out, and then he looked down, and was like, "Oh hey, check it out! I can pull a sword out of my arm! What the fuck?! Hey guys, check this shit out!"
I don't know how he was supposed to suddenly know everything about it and how it works. I don't think it's any surprise at all if it doesn't work as he planned. I was more surprised when it looked it WAS going to work as he planned.
Nah, it's actually that he has been unaware of the Noah's real power, so of course his sword doesn't work, and of course he's surprised. All this everything-knowing is some sort of option that is included if you have power-ups, just like when he had his power up in the Matel-Arc. And after it seemed like you had defeated the enemy with your new weapon, but in a following critical moment it doesn't work, wouldn't you be surprised as well?
Road could be dead, and be... resurrected somehow? It would be a complete waste if she was gone forever, so I hope she comes back. She probably will. As for the door, there may be some other way to escape, or they'll find a way back somehow...
Allen will get more power eventually since he's the hero. And anyway, he can't even beat a Noah at this level, let alone the Earl. >_> He'd need luck that he definitely does not have.
As for the sword's efficiency, I think it has to do with the Noah, too. We've never seen a person be unable to use their Innocence properly before (even Miranda, who had no idea it WAS Innocence or what that was or anything), so why should it happen to Allen, who knows more about his than pretty much anyone else? I think it's more of a permanent flaw in his power... besides, actually being able to kill the Noah part permanently without a backlash would just be too overpowered.
Rabi won't get that much more power until Rinari does, since she's in a better position to have it (she's the only one who probably doesn't really know how to use her Innocence anymore).
I'm thinking that all the defeated Noahs are still alive. Rhode mentions that the Noah are the sacrificial Lambs to be offered to God, right? So all of them should still be alive.. somehow. And I agree about the cackling before 'death' thing about Rhode. And if Tyki has has a 'second face', what does that say for Skin and Rhode? Possibly Jasdebi too.
As much as I hate to consider this possibility, it looks like Krory and Kanda are really gonners. -.-||||| Unless someone from outside the arc who is able to cross dimensions went in to save their asses..
The Noah are meant to be sacrificial lambs, apparently, but that doesn't stop them from dying - the traitor was killed by the Earl himself. I'm sure Boric is dead (all the Noah are positive), but Jasdevi and Road are questionable, and Tiki definitely isn't dead.
Skin turned into a weird powerful thing, too... Kanda killed it. Jasdevi's actual form might have been the same kind of thing (it's also super powerful). Road's powers don't seem to be offensive in the same way, so she might not have one, or that could have been what Rabi stabbed (in the "dream").
Stupid Cross. >_> I don't want to see him here. Maybe Crowley and Kanda will return some other way.
How about Rhode actually "fixing" Tiki's powers? We know that she can go into the "mindscape" of people and affect changes there. Maybe she did something simular to Tiki and "stitched" his powers together? Another option (and one I think is more likely) Tiki is actually dead. His Noah power is what let him controle the Earls little butterflys, so without it one of them changed into a super insect and that is what "Tiki" is now, a huge moth/butterfly thingy. Anyways I know this is off topic, but just a couple theorys to throw out there. We need something besides random action.
So far, we've only seen Road change someone's personality, and that isn't even 100% confirmed (only assumed - Evil Rabi could have been acting on his own). I doubt she'd be able to affect someone's physical condition simply by entering their mind. She's also weakened.
On the other hand, we've seen Noah exhibit strange power-ups before. It seems more likely that this is Tiki's, and he's just being too powerful for the Exorcists. I don't think this is really unusual, except for the fact that Allen's attacks were apparently ineffective.
(On a really random note, I'm re-reading Tsubasa Chronicle right now. I swear, the personalities of the main characters are just like the four youngest Exorcists in DGM. xD Awesome.)
Is it even certain that Skin Boric is dead? He crumbled, so did Road. But Road is far more important for the Noah-bunch. And if Tyki can pull such powers, Road definitely can do the same. I don't think she's really dead.
And Kanda and Crowley.........need to come back. I wonder how long this arc will last. it IS pretty long already.
Road, Tiki and Jasdevi were crying, and seemed pretty certain that he was dead. The possibility that Road is dead is therefore high - we haven't seen a Noah reaction to her "death", and she was very badly wounded. I wouldn't say that she won't return, though... she's on the same side of the akuma, after all. She could very well be dead, though.
I don't think the arc will be too much longer. It's actually just ~35 chapters so far... that's long for DGM (124 chapters), but short for a manga arc like this.