The Mystery of N's Puzzle Cube
by, 6th March 2012 at 07:20 PM (2921 Views)
Update 3/8: I misinterpreted the Abyssal Ruins prophecy, so the alternate timeline/universe theory is out. However, the original dragon is definitely still in.
Update 3/7: Added translation of Puzzle Cube notes, amended a few terms used, and tweaked my theories a bit.
I think this is worth documenting in my blog and I've fleshed it out a little more with my thoughts about the Pokemon within the Puzzle Cube and the key required to open it upon solving it.
So how about we talk about this:
Concept art for N's Puzzle CubeOriginally Posted by Bulbapedia
I don't know about you, but it sounds like N's Puzzle Cube could be an elaborate type of Poke Ball. What could be inside? If it is a Pokemon, which one could it be? It might seem unlikely, but I think it could be a Gen VI Pokemon. If not, then maybe a Pokemon related to the Tao Trio.
Initially I dismissed the possibility of it being the original dragon, but what if this Puzzle Cube is acting as a time capsule? Since the Puzzle Cube most likely contains the projection of a Pokemon, it's possible that the Abyssal Ruins civilization sealed a projection of the original dragon inside the Puzzle Cube in anticipation of their long-awaited King. Since the split of the original dragon most likely cannot be undone, they did this as a bit of extra insurance for if and when the King awakened. Now that I understand the motives of the Abyssal Ruins civilization a little better, I can say that they probably intended for the split to occur for the sole purpose of awakening their King, even if it would cause much conflict and chaos. And the projection of the original dragon inside the Puzzle Cube can exist in any time, even after the split.
At first I thought maybe Ghetsis had something to do with this, since this Puzzle Cube was given to N as a child. But, to me, it seems like something like this is way beyond Ghetsis' level of thinking. Unless Ghetsis knows more then he's letting on, perhaps someone else gave it to N. The problem is that we don't have enough background information on Ghetsis to know what he's thinking or what his next move is. So I'm sort of stuck on who could've given the Puzzle Cube to N. Concordia and Anthea are also possible candidates. Originally I thought they were a bit too tight-lipped for this role, but they could easily expand their exposition roles in B2/W2. It's also possible that Concordia and Anthea are descendants of the Abyssal Ruins civilization.
As for N actually solving this Puzzle Cube, I was reminded of this part of the Abyssal Ruins prophecy:
In order to solve any puzzle cube, you need to turn the different sides of the cube until each face of the cube is uniform. If you only focus on the numbers in each line (Turn 2, Turn 3, etc.), perhaps this is a hint for solving N's Puzzle Cube? If the Puzzle Cube is indeed related to the Abyssal Ruins, then the Puzzle Cube may be much older then we realize, and it may even hint at a connection between N and the original King. The designs on the Puzzle Cube do look like they could date back to the time of the Abyssal Ruins.King turns 2nd corner.
King turns 3rd corner.
King turns 5th corner.
King turns 7th corner.
There's no indication that this will actually be covered in B2/W2, but I think this is a very interesting bit of information. I really hope it doesn't get the GS Ball treatment.
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