So… has anyone else notice that Jade is starting to look a lot like the Disciple?
The long wild hair, the fangs, even Jade’s fuzzy ears are kinda shaped like her horns.
Wait, what does it mean?
Seriously, I can’t pull one constructive bit of foreshadowing from that rock solid connection. What the hell?! There has to be something there! Kurloz possessing Meulin as a hint we missed for Jade getting possessed, even though we couldn’t have seen the visual parallels before this? Or…
WAIT A FUCKING SECOND
But his most devoted of all was his Disciple. She listened to every vision he retold, every lesson he preached, and faithfully recorded his scripture. Her ear was open to him always, and in time, his heart opened to her. To spread his message throughout the world they took to the seas in the vessel of legend known as the First Ship. It was said their love went beyond the four quadrants, transcending the grid entirely. Whatever that nonsense actually means.
Holy ship, could this be KARKAT x JADE evidence??!?
(She DID take everyone beyond the fourth wall (with four quadrants to it) in a SHIP, and is set to lead everyone out the breach to transcend Paradox Space entirely into a new reality…)
in light of recent updates i think this needs some deconstruction.
so going with the jade/karkat = signless/disciple idea…
so far the stories of the ancestors have been played out by the current generation but with one key difference, almost everything has been reversed.
-mindfang had feelings for the dolorosa [which were likey only reciprocated because of mind control] and then the dolorosa was killed by dualscar. kanaya had feelings for vriska which weren’t really properly reciprocated and then kanaya ended up killing eridan.
-the summoner killed mindfang and vriska killed tavros.
-mindfang killed redglare and terezi killed vriska
-darkleer rebelled and saved the disciple and they both lived out the rest of their lives in isolation, equius and nepeta were incredible moirails but then equius submitted to gamzee and died, therefore causing nepeta’s death.
[now this is important as to why jade is following the disciple’s path instead of nepeta. because nepeta’s destiny is tied to EQUIUS. and seeing as how these stories are REVERSED, nepeta started at the end of the disciple’s story, but then she died and when that happened i think her destiny was passed on to jade, like how the hope players’ destiny got passed along from cronus to eridan to jake].
so, let’s follow this pattern but apply it to karkat and jade.
first of all, the role reversal pattern.
"But his most devoted of all was his Disciple. She listened to every vision he retold, every lesson he preached, and faithfully recorded his scripture. Her ear was open to him always, and in time, his heart opened to her.”
if we switch the roles here, it would be karkat listening to jade. which fits perfectly. karkat not only guided jade through the game but he counselled her through her fight with jadesprite and the “episode” that she had off-screen when she accidentally killed dave [which i think wasn’t shown because it would have made this ship too obvious too soon if it’s intended to be end-game canon].
and again if we reverse the roles with the “in time his heart opened to her” line, it implies that jade will eventually reciprocate karkat’s feelings. [because karkat admitted very early on that he developed red feelings for jade]. but with all the persistent trolling [that he ‘felt like he had to do for some reason’] karkat needed to earn jade’s trust back which i think he did by the time cascade happened.
i also think the disciple losing the love of her life and then living out the rest of her days in savagery has to do with jade being grimbark. jade is starting out in this new session as a wild dog girl, but then perhaps if she gains the love of her life, she will return to normal.
i think this is why echidna wants to see karkat, because he is the only one who can save jade. [but it’s certainly not going to be easy to snap jade out of grimbark state. he’s going to need echidna’s guidance. and seeing as how he can’t understand echidna, he’ll need kanaya there to translate].