The bean sprout's voice descends from the sky.....
Hello. The village n00b is speaking.
So, anyways....not sure how I ended up here. I think it was because I had just finished reading all of the latest chapters of the D. Gray-Man manga, and then had a thought....or rather, a sudden, explosive revelation that made me go back and read chapter 158 several times. And after a very careful analysis, I came to this conclusion: it seems as though there is a spy within the Order. And then I needed to see if anyone else had thought of this, so I went and looked up all the discussions of chapter 158 I could find....and not a single one mentioned anything about it. So, I felt that I ought to put out my good two cents' worth.
Once upon a time, before I gained more information about his character, my money would've been on Rouvellier...but now I'm not so sure.
How I ended up coming down to this line of thought was when I was first reading the earlier chapters where Rouvellier first appeared....and, y'know, he looks awfully evil--in my opinion, he looks like Hitler, actually, pro'lly the broom 'stache--and my mind suddenly, randomly drifted to a quote I had read in a movie review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. And this quote was something along the lines of, "the powers that be may be working for Voldemort...."
Didn't even think about it for a while, until just after reading Chapter 158, when this particular page came to mind:
"The excorcists are all suspicious of each other....It must be hard for the one in hiding....." or something along those lines, as said by either Tykki or Sheryll, not sure which.
And then, in one of the panels, we see a picture of whatshisface (whom I'm still not entirely convinced is the Earl's human form so much as someone else entirely, but that's a different discussion) laying a finger forcefully upon a stack of files on the table--the top two being Allen's and Cross' files, as shown by the pictures.
So I mulled over that for a moment....maybe I'm thinking too hard, but could "the one in hiding" be referring not to the heart, but to a spy the Noah have planted within the Order? And where did they get those files? It seems awfully suspicious, since the Noah don't seem too keen on keeping files on all their enemies....perhaps this secret spy stole the files for them, in order to help gain more information?
So, then I went back and read the chapter where we first meet Rouvellier....and it is important to notice, as Cross himself does, that the Inspector knows an awful lot more than he ought to. It seems to be implied that when Cross was sent on the mission, the specific task set was for him to destroy the Akuma plant--not to infiltrate the Ark, because it is implied that Cross thought the Order didn't know the Plant was inside the Ark. And, as Cross then asks, "Who'd you ask to get all that information?"
And of course, Rouvellier doesn't answer the question, and replies with the classic bad-cop, "I'm the one asking the questions here" line.
It all seems to point to a spy somewhere, but I'm still trying to figure it out myself....
So, I thought I'd find someone to give input on this little thought.
I went to a different site first, actually, but I couldn't activate my account for whatever technical reason. So now I'm here.