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December 15, 2010
February 26, 2011
If the universe of "The Melancoly of Haruhi Suzimiya"
is dancing to the strings of any one character, it
would not appear to be the perpetually dissatisfied
Haruhi, but rather the perpetually complaining male
viewpoint character, who we know only by by the With the exception
knickname "Kyon" (unlike all the other characters, of Kyon's "little
who have full names). sister", I guess, for
whom we have no
The stand-offish, famously untouchable Haruhi name at all.
opens up to him immediately when he begins to
talk to her; the all-powerful Nagato awaits his
approval and invariably takes his suggestions;
the "moe girl" waits on him, dressing up in a
cosplay maid outfit and serving him tea every
afternoon... and Koizumi, the other male figure
in their club turns out to be gay, which means
that Kyon is the focus of the attentions of
*everyone* on the scene.
All of the members of The Brigade treat him as
confidante, they behave as though he's the real The other guys in the
leader. school clearly regard
Kyon's life with a barely
There are repeated suggestions that there's concealed envy. They're
something odd about Kyon. He's supposed to still struggling to learn
be Mister Normal, but if so, what's he how to talk to girls,
*doing* on the scene, why was he pulled into while he's hanging out
Haruhi's orbit along with the three very weird with beautiful women who
club members? Further, he has a remarkable randomly lounge around in
ability to accept and accomodate any amount playboy bunny suits and
of strangeness... so on.
So then, it's entirely possible
that the story is really about an
all-powerful Kyon unconsciouisly There are other logical
using Haruhi as a blind: she possiblities (that have less
provokes him to do interesting potential to work as story
things, but let's him act as though twists):
he's too cool to really care about
any of this stuff. He complains Naruto may really be running
about being dragged into things, the show, using Haruhi and
but if he really hates it that Kyon as a double-blind to keep
much, why does he go along with it? the other two factions confused.
Note the beginning sequence of each
episode: Haruhi looks bored, looking up
at the sky, suddenly her face is filled
with delight, and she touches the finger (or some other
of God reaching down to her. cosmic entity?)
The name "Kyon" is apparently a cutsey
contraction of the phrase for "big brother".
In the context of the story, Kyon's little
sister bestowed the name on him, and
somehow this has become the name everyone Kyon =
calls him. Big Brother...
I thought about it, and
decided that my Great Insight
here was really pretty obvious It turns out there's
if you thought about it at (Consider the another fan-theory
all. Someone else out there second season's about a possible
must've caught on to this..... "endless 8", "twist": Miss
where summer Asashina the time
refuses to end traveler who Kyon
until Kyon has finds so fascinating
a chance to may very well turn
finish his out to be the
And so I did a websearch on: summer grown-up form of his
homework.) younger sister.
"Kyon is God"
And it turns out that this is In which case, Asashina's
indeed a common interpretation. sometimes quite
At least among *us*, the few, flirtatious behavior seems
the proud, the "Kyonists". a bit out-of-character.
But late-period otaku culture
appears to revel in these
perverted touches, so
maybe they'll go for it.
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