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I feel as though nothing is moving the plot, except that we get some needed answers and also pretty good words from Dee. He probably knows what it was like to be just a younger son, bearing the same name except that he was never destined to inherit. And neither would anyone consider him to be.

I just get the feeling that there is some guilt preventing the Earl from giving a balanced account. This balanced account is quite rare, and especially for the Earl, he may have a serious complex thinking that he is trash, or probably worthless and a burden. Especially to his older brother. This does suggest quite a bit about his character.

And also, does answer why he wants to take his brother’s name instead. Because everyone would have preferred him instead, instead of the sickly younger twin. Who would have been unable to take on the Watchdog title. But instead this is irony, again, seeing as how the Earl proves to be a much better Watchdog. Albeit dependent on a demon but he controls him very well.

And well, although not answering much of the questions. Except that once the Earl was forced out of his shell we can see a very successful political career for him. Which sorta wants to make me write a fan fiction about when they are adults, and the Earl is the one who is a lawyer navigating the law front(since younger sons either worked in the military or as a politician or as lawyers, and military was out of the question for the Earl.) All the while backing his elder brother in any risky endeavours he has. I don’t doubt that the Earl would have been any less shrewd even without the tragedy.

But again, I do think that and hope that his name would be revealed next month. It’s quite sad to never know who he was for almost ten years. Though the most likely names in my opinion are: Aster, Cedric or Elic. I highly doubt it was John or something common.

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Nothing really happened this chapter. Except that whenever I see Vincent knowing that he had twins, I would expect him to spend the next couple of days just thinking about names. And he clearly looked surprised. 

Before: 

After: 

And during this wedding, did Frances manage to comb his hair or something. Seems as though it is possible, since Vincent would probably never let his bangs be swept back. 

Generally, nothing really happened, except that Ciel acknowledged that he had a twin. And he was his spare. That’s really all that was to this chapter. Nothing much, other than Tanaka appearing fine, and not just disappearing. 

However, I did want to know more about their relationship together. Since right now, Ciel is pretty hostile, and if he is responsible for Agni’s death. I won’t see a pretty ending coming. 

As for what the Earl did on that day, when he was taken by the cult. Perhaps he had done it intentionally and causes Ciel to be the one who was sacrificed on the altar, or perhaps it is the Earl who wanted to escape. But it does suggest a lot more than survivors guilt, remember, this manga is dark. And Yana would love to subvert this and present a twin relationship that ended in one sacrificing the other, and one coming back by brutally killing one of the Earl’s companions. I would say forget about good brotherly relationships. 

As for why Ciel could come back, the way Sebastian mentioned that he never seen someone like this. Perhaps it is someone who has lost their soul yet managed to be standing and normal. Since chances are, Sebastian ate his soul as the price for him to come to the Earl. 

Well, I do want to know what the Earl’s real name is. Chances are, it is one of the older names Yana thought of using. Or even an anagram of Ciel, but I’m curious. There is a crack theory that Vincent may have called the Earl, Earl Ciel. But I’ll leave it up to the next chapter. 

 

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What is revealed here can say that it can be his twin. It’s really the only reason why Ciel looks so incredibly frightened, why Soma recognized him and why Lizzy chose to stay at the music hall.

And how the message is veiled subtly. “Who stole the candy from my tummy?” These does suggest that the candy is the ring, and it was taken from his stomach. Well, this is beginning to hint more obviously at the twin. Which I am fine with the twist as it is, as it brings a completely different kind of subtext to the story. 

What did Ciel do? He probably sacrificed his own brother. And his reaction subsequently make me think that he is afraid as he is guilty, and that he had wholeheartedly sacrificed his own brother. 

For this story, I won’t expect survivor’s guilt, since it is one of grey morality from the very beginning. And Ciel barely has a shred of humanity left in him, and we don’t know how their relationship had been. But I can say that the younger twin must have been jealous. Because in Victorian Era, primogeniture was the thing. And so, it makes sense why he would be jealous. He wouldn’t have been accessed to a single cent of the fortune. 

He all the more suffers from asthma, which is something that has affected him quite badly when he was a child. So, what could this mean? He could have a real reason why he would have sacrificed his brother, out of fear and eventually tried to rationalize it as everything would be for himself. 

And really, it does make the most sense among all the other ideas. So, I am more or less ready for the reveal of the twin this arc as it was suggested. 

But I would also expect the twin to be mentally unhinged and rather unstable. And with Sebastian’s reaction, it suggest that he has died and really was revived as a bizarre doll. 

But this is all my speculation and how likely it would fit if the theory is true. There is still that chance there is a completely perfectly good explanation which doesn’t include a twin(Victoria and John Brown deciding that this is the perfect chance to strike back at him, and reveals the twin.)

Or that John Brown and Victoria also has something to do with the Blue Sect(Even though that pointed to Undertaker more due to the Campaigna and the blue star liner), but I think that Victoria closing her eye to this and only bringing up now has a point, and Ciel to her isn’t of the best image. 

So, I think that this chapter revealed a lot and made me think that it’s the twin theory slowly coming to life. But I don’t know, maybe there are other explanations. Maybe there is a whole new twist. But I would expect a brutal faceoff should the twins meet each other again. 

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Well, Soma survived. But it really seems that Agni would die, given it all. I’m more or less confirmed seeing that there was a panel where Ciel asked whether he was even breathing. And well, he’s not. The only thing I’m really sad about, is that these two characters in a sense provide some light for Ciel despite all, and well especially Agni who really is a model butler, to the degree that he would out his mother above anything else. 

So, was Yana right to have ended the chapter in the way it was, she was. Having Sebastian for once commend Agni, and even a way of saying that he was a much better butler than Sebastian was. Which was true. Sebastian only cares about aesthetic and his meal, but very little for Ciel. While Agni is willing to die for Soma. That is really the pinnacle in a sense. 

As for Sebastian, I wonder will he learn from Agni. Or will he die for Ciel in the same way. It is difficult to guess, but with his death, I can say that we can finally see some growth in Sebastian. For good or for worse though, I can’t really decide. 

More likely I want to know what would happen to Soma after this. Maybe he would become consumed with guilt and revenge. Maybe he would instead go back to India. Which I highly doubt would happen in this case. 

As for Ciel reacting, the shock can be real. Since it used to be a safe place for him, one which wasn’t always targeted given the way it seemed that Soma and Agni remained there for quite a long time. Most importantly I want to see Ciel reflecting a little bit on his own actions, and see how vulnerable he really is. 

As for the attacker, there are just a lot of possibilities. But there are definitely two assassins in this case, one which held the gun to Soma’s head and the other who took care of Agni. This suggest that perhaps it is Lord Sirius, and the other attacker might be Lord Polaris given how his room looked. Almost as though he had a pretty twisted mind, really. So, having Agni die the way he did, with multiple knives suggest really that man is a little sick. 

Well, I’m more or less curious as to who the mastermind was. Some think it’s John Brown, which does have some merit given that the Blue Sect existed for two years yet they are only being investigated now. And that, who could actually stay right behind him, Queen Victoria. And well, she is a very sketchy character from chapter 1 to allow Ciel to become the guard dog when he was only ten. And well, I’m still not surprised if this turns out to be real. 

As for the younger attacker being Ciel’s twin, I think the possibility is high. And well, Undertaker may only be just someone who took care of him, but not necessarily helped him. I mean, John Brown is really suspicious if he could travel to Germany in a single day. So, my idea is that Queen Victoria, in a sense perhaps is keeping his twin for the moment where Ciel betrays her, and then she will have a doll of sorts that she could control. A guard dog that will be solely loyal to her and would help her in starting the war that she wanted. Since Claudia, Vincent, Ciel, they all have their mistakes and their weaknesses. And even they are not fully loyal to Victoria on the level that she wants. 

I mean, look at their death dates. Vincent died on the same day as Prince Albert, effectively Ciel’s birthday. And Claudia, although not on a 14th but on a date of the 13th, like her son’s birthday. 

With this, I highly doubt it is Undertaker behind the whole Blue Sect. But another character who wants to really torment Ciel, and well use this kind of means to start driving away his allies. 

Well, enough said. This are mostly theories that I have thought up or read and seemed to have made sense to me. But, as I said only next month’s chapter would reveal something more. And well, I think we have seen quite a bit of plot progression at long last. 

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I would say that this is a cliffhanger which I didn’t expect either. But for certain, I am not expecting it to be Ciel. At least not the Earl we have always known, which brings me whether the next chapter might reveal the Two Ciel Theory. 

Well, since with how Soma particularly acted around this mysterious visitor. He invited him in with a kindly tone, joke with him. And it does remind me of how he interacted with Ciel quite a lot even though he mostly shakes it off. And most importantly, is how he remarked that Ciel looked ill. That could mean quite a lot since the Ciel we see doesn’t have any physical aliment as of now. And that does make me suspect who it is. 

About Lizzie, I really don’t know. But he would not be so casual around her, such as even touching her. It doesn’t strike me that Soma would want to do something like that. As such, I doubt that it is Lizzie at all.

As for what Agni found, it does very much make me think of the photo back in Chapter 123. One which burned, what is left is something extremely important and possibly even what confirms it. I am quite okay with the Two Ciel Theory as it is, it does explain quite a lot. And all the while, there are perfectly good reasons why he would do so anyway. 

As for Agni’s reaction, it’s much more of the Phantomhives having twins rather than something else entirely. His reaction does tell me of it either way. Doesn’t really make sense if he would freak out over something minor, and the other theories don’t make a lot of sense. Unless it has something to do with Sebastian the dog? Maybe, but I think it having more to do with Ciel. 

As for the ending, I think that Agni would be the one who intercept that bullet. Though I do wonder where this would head into, and who is the shooter of that particular gun. I think that the next chapter would be where some questions are finally answered and whether this arc would truly be important to the storyline like what the author promised. I do enjoy this manga for all the clues and mysteries and even small details here which push the plot forward. 

So, I can’t wait for the chapter next month. What about you? What do you think if this chapter currently? 

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What I have seen this chapter was quite interesting indeed, since the stars finally talk. Which brings me to this, do I think now that Undertaker had a huge involvement in this? Maybe. It goes either way now. 

Because it the stars definitely seem to be completely able to have personal thoughts, and are not obsessed with souls. Which either means Undertaker really stepped up his game, or they are humans in the first place. 

Which comes to chapter 115 where we see the hand, and most say it’s that of an old man. Lord Sirius may just be extremely old, and that it may not be Ciel’s twin. To me, that has some basis and a lot of truth, but there can still be another plot twist thrown in about that one. 

As for Bravat, I’m still interested in him and his character especially his motives. He might not particularly involved with Undertaker, it doesn’t exactly point to him now given how the Lord of the stars are. But I’m still interested in why he’s doing this. 

As for the Lord of the stars, apart from Sirius, who never spoke. It seemed that they might be human after all, but possibly inflicted with an incurable disease of sorts and believe blood is their answer. I don’t think it’s immortality or vampires, since there seems to be a butler inside. Well, it might be an introduction of a new butler-master duo. As for Polaris, it might more be Lords than Lord. But they still remain incredibly mysterious. 

So, do I think that they would be new characters that just have a lot to do with Ciel’s past seeing where this arc would head and was told it would go down. Likely, as we can finally see who actually was the cult that tried to sacrifice him, as they might have been desperate enough to resort to that. But I’m placing my bets on the cult, it seems to still be the most mysterious of all, we still don’t know much about the..  

But moving on, to the newspaper reporter, it seems too suspicious that he seemed to be wearing roughly the same thing as the guy whose face was never revealed inside the Aristocrats of evil. Though he does look quite young, and my running theory is that he was just a late addition. It makes sense, since I know very little about all their backgrounds and some haven’t been revealed yet. Those we know who are involved with the Phantomhives before Ciel is Undertaker, Dedrich and Madam Red, not so much on the woman who cover her face. So the camera guy, is 90% a part of the Aristocrats of evil, I’m really thinking it. 

But nonetheless I did enjoy the boy band part, but here we do see it come nicely to a close. To me, I’m fine with the explanation we are given, and also some hints about the similarities between Vincent and Ciel. Both have a rather similar way of doing things, just it might be different. After all, Vincent is one complicated guy, I’m still trying to see him as a character and really thinks that there is far more than what we see. And that there might be more importance to Rachel, as Vincent could be just the red herring thrown to us, it seems suspicious to really mention the father yet not the mother. And I don’t think for a second Rachel was kept in the dark about what her husband does. Just look at Elizabeth, she knows despite only being Ciel’s fiancée.  

And I read this chapter many days ago, just waited until the English version came out. Since I’m more or less paranoid about missing out on something given my ability to read Chinese and understand it.