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PostSubject: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Wed May 02, 2018 10:29 am

Theories about why The Final Quest ended how it ended:

Note: I don't claim any of these theories to be true. They are just a pool of 'What if's' in my mind...

Dear Wendy, if you are reading this, I don't mean to offend you. I love you. Even if you would tell us the whole Elviverse is just a dream of drunken Spiderman.


1) INDIFFERENCE

Wendy: I've put my heart into EQ but now I am tired of it. I will end the series by killing off the main character. *doesn't think much about a meaningful death for Cutter because she doesn't care that much anymore*

Result: The ending seems bad because it was done not wholeheartedly.

2) CHANGE OF PRIORITIES

Wendy: I love Elfquest but I want to convey my spiritual message and care more about my message than the original story.

Result: The ending seems bad for fans because we fans care more about the story and authentic characters than a spiritual message.

3) EVIL VERSION OF ELFPOP

Wendy: Richard, I have wonderful plans for Final Quest! A great plotline in mind. Unfortunately, Skywise will die but in a meaningful way. I feel it is the right thing in order for character development. He will be a free spirit reaching the stars. It will be...*tells him a wonderful story of hope, love and friendship; death is not like the dropping of a feather*

Richard: HOW can you plan to kill Skywise? He is MY ELF.

*both arguing about the plot*

Richard: GO KILL CUTTER.

Wendy: ...

Result: the ending seems bad because it was not Wendy's but Richard's idea of a good ending.

4) DEPRESSION

Wendy: I feel depressed. I will be authentic and need to process my dark thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. Therefore I will kill my alter ego in a disturbing way.

*goes ahead crushing Cutter's mind by stealing his soul and identity, sinking into depression, having no signs of joy for life anymore, losing his soul brother in all but blood who wants adventure more than living an adventurous, fulfilling life with him, letting him being killed by...a spider*

Result: the ending seems bad and depressing because the author is depressed yet being authentic about it trough alter ego storytelling.

5) LOST GIFT OF STORYTELLING

Wendy: I want FQ to be a masterpiece! *tries her best but fails to reach the hearts of her fans*

Result: The ending seems bad because we fans were spoiled from former masterpieces of her. Nobody's perfect. Not to forget muses can also come back!

6) GREED

Wendy and Richard: Haha! We just want to make money! Sick and tired of EQ and FQ and the elves really!

Result: money is the root of all evil

7) LOVE FOR TEZUKA

Osamu Tezuka was the japanese Godfather of Anime and heavily influenced Wendy's art and work as she stated in Interviews. In one work of Tezuka: 'Kimba the White Lion's the main character Kimba died in the end, leaving many fans angry and disappointed. Maybe Wendy wanted to step into his footsteps.
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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Wed May 02, 2018 10:46 am

What if Strongbow lost his mind? There's something fishy about him going to starhome... won't he have to change his name? What would that be without "strong" and "bow"?

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 am

The most shocking part of the Final Quest was the Cutter - Timmain link.

The rest I can forgive.

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Wed May 02, 2018 11:26 am

Tim Tam was the most shocking (and creepy) thing for me as well PCoquelin. Greatly developed and rounded characters like CUTTER can't be little soul splits, even in my very open minded 'What if'- head. It just doesn't make sense to me. He is a whole soul and big hearted character to me.

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Thu May 03, 2018 6:24 am

Plot Theory #1

Timmain has the multiple personalities disorder.

The whole universe of Elfquest is in her mind. Every elf is an aspect of her. For example Leeha is love, Winnowill is evil, Rayek is pride, etc...she can't recover because she is the illness. She just says Cutter is a split of her soul because in reality Cutter is the real "I" and a human looking like Cutter in the real world (earth).

All elves are represented as humans in the real world with character similarities. For example Skywise is his best friend and a physician, Moonshade a designer, Tyleet a Dolmetscher etc..

Thus Timmain is not real in the real world.

Cutter is real.

Timmain says she is the mother of all elves because she is the illness that created the multiple personalities we see as the elves.

When Timmain dies (the illness dies), Cutter regains his health and wakes up as a human looking like Cutter with his wife Leetha, his children and his friends, and enemies from Elfquest (all humans).

Before he acted in the real world as a person with multiple personalities (having as many personalities as we know elves in the elfworld) in one person and when he died in the elfworld in his mind, he is was in coma in the real world (in a bed on earth).

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This is disturbing but now Cutter has a whole soul and a family to live his life with happily (after recovery from his illness, waking from coma, learning to walk again etc.) until he dies.

Just a theory...

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Thu May 03, 2018 2:12 pm

I'm not so creative with plot theories. XD ... but I love to read ...

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Thu May 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Or, maybe Wendy and Richard have actually been telling the truth when they've spoken about how they planned to end (their part of) the story with killing off Cutter for over 20 years.
A Hero's Journey that ends with the Hero's death, plain and simple; no theories needed.
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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Thu May 03, 2018 5:25 pm

After all, it's just a theory...

...A way of creativity having fun for the sake of fun^^. It's playing with concepts without meaning to offend or anything.

What are your 'What if's'?

Just any tiny creative thoughts? Another perspective or outcome in your head while reading Elfquest? Hidden romances? Stories behind the shown plotline?

You can't tell me you never have imagined sth different! ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Fri May 04, 2018 6:27 am

What if Rayek had learned the truth about Venka earlier? (ie before heading off to Blue Mountain)

What if Skywise had actually died at that waterfall? (Obviously no Yun and no Jink)

What if Dewshine and Tyldak had decided to co-parent Windkin, though that would probably only have worked if Voll had survived. In fact, if Voll had survived I could imagine he would be the one more-or-less begging them to do so "Aww! Tyldak! Let your little boy come up and visit us from time to time, if his mother will allow it." acting like some doting grandparent, spoiling Windkin completely rotten (and the other kids too.)

As for hidden romances; my shipping mind is in overdrive!

sunstream + brill + Venka
Daboi and the human twins (Chief of Chiefs daughters), or maybe just one of them, dunno if the Insect tribes believe in polygamy
Molli and Urlgan  (brilliant example of "pair the spares"...)
The trio of Wavedancer "pips" might also share a grotto from time-to-time (they're not exactly pips any more)
Dodia and Ahnshen, for some weird reason...

Plus the strongly hinted ones:

Laughing Pike + Yun
:korafay: + :reef:
Trinket + That guy Mender prettied up (of course Trinket also seems to have developed quite a crush on Cutter and Leetah's son...)
Freetouch + Dre-Ahn (though she's probably also dancing with Sust and/or Pool from time to time. Unless of course they've gone off on their own.)

I also have a silly little head-canon that Ember is actually pregnant on that very last, 16-year-later, page.
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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Woahh, amazing What If's'! *__*

I actually WISHED many times Venka had seen his daughter earlier! What a cruel mother to hide the baby from her father for whatever selfish reasons...


If Skywise would have died...it would have been sad. Cutter would have been so depressed. The story would have been very different because the stargazer is a big driving force in the story...

What an interesting thought for Dewshine and Tyldak to co-parent windkin! And it's funny how Voll would have been the dreamy grandpa, totally spoiling the flying babyboy! ^^ I wish Voll would have lived longer in the story. *sniff*


So many couples! Very Happy I would love Korafay and 'the broken one'...


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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Sun May 06, 2018 6:57 pm

@Prayer wrote:
So many couples! Very Happy I would love Korafay and 'the broken one'...
They are pretty much canon.

... just like Freetouch and Dre-ahn judging from the last scene.

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Mon May 07, 2018 11:22 am

I see your point. :-)


However I am not quite convinced from one panel Freetouch and Dre-ahn being a romantic couple...

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Mon May 07, 2018 12:36 pm

They're probably just having a bit of casual fun every now-and-then. Skywise Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Mon May 07, 2018 3:06 pm

That's not the facial expression of flirty, teasing, "itchy" Freetouch. She's like a dreamy devoted girl in love.

... of course one panel can mislead interpretations. I admit it is no absolute proof - but I see lovemating at least. They mirror young Nightfall and Redlance.
Actually my first reaction was "... and to crown it all Freetouch mutated into a doppelgänger of young Moonshade in love... Rolling Eyes "

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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Mon May 07, 2018 5:33 pm

That's a good explanation of how you feel about it, Embala. How romantic. Freetouch mirroring young Moonshade in love *sigh*... I would love to see 'wild and free' and a little bit - even for an elf - too sexually free Freetouch changing into a devoted, more serious lifemate. Being still a free, adventurous and open minded elf but at the same time devoted to one love = a more mature version of herself. She is Moonshade's and Strongbow's daughter after all. Her parents were as monogamous as elfs could possibly be.

Maybe Dre-Ahn would even learn to send just with her because of love.

Bonus: The reader finally finds out what's going on in this lonely hum hummm head.




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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Tue May 08, 2018 6:39 am

@Embala wrote:
That's not the facial expression of flirty, teasing, "itchy" Freetouch. She's like a dreamy devoted girl in love.

... of course one panel can mislead interpretations. I admit it is no absolute proof - but I see lovemating at least. They mirror young Nightfall and Redlance.
Actually my first reaction was "... and to crown it all Freetouch mutated into a doppelgänger of young Moonshade in love... Rolling Eyes "

On closer inspection I think you're right. Especially with Dart's "Huh, I didn't expect my little sister to actually settle down." look.
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PostSubject: Re: What if...? Theories and imaginations. Free your mind...   Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 pm

That's funny with Dart's expressions on the last panel. ^^

What if Dre-Ahn starts to talk? What would he say...? Maybe he would start as a singing poet, a bit like Two-Edge...

Could extrovert Freetouch even be happy to have a non talking and non sending lifemate? Does she has the abilities to make him open up and speak?


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