WARNING: This post contains major spoilers for the entirety of the show. If you haven’t finished the series and don’t want to spoil yourself don’t read this until you’ve finished!
Gen Urobuchi is a son of a bitch who likes to screw with people but in the case of Aldnoah Zero, it seems like the horrific ending wasn’t intended… according to him at least.
In an interview he stated that “Aldnoah.Zero’s ending isn’t my fault. In the original script Inaho and the Princess is supposed to fall in love and the season ends with Slaine kidnapping the princess”.
Now, if this ending for season 1 REALLY wasn’t intended then why did it come out like this? There’s a very high chance that this was done deliberately to build more “hype” for season 2 and cause more anticipation for season 2 (good marketing technique bruh). If the original script didn’t call for the princess to be dead then chances are the princess is NOT dead.
Everyone thought through-out the entire show that Inaho and the Princess were definitely the main characters of the series….so why the fuck did both of them get
slaine shot by Slaine?
Although they didn’t exactly specify the exact powers besides the ability to pilot those special mechas, there may be a possibility that those with direct relation to the Aldnoah power can possess immortality and other powers that weren’t explained.
If we go back to the beginning when the princess was assassinated, they cover it by saying that the princess was sick and that a “body double” was going in her place.
Does that not seem weird to anyone? Not only was this “body double” not introduced, talked about, or even revealed, the princess randomly shows up in the middle of town after all the ruckus WITHOUT anyone except her servant. Why isn’t any of the officials with her? If the officials knew that the princess was sick why didn’t they send anyone to guard her while her “body double” went out to the public? Besides, the body double sure looked super fucking similar to the princess itself…
My theory goes that the person inside the destroyed vehicle was indeed the princess. She was hit with the missile but because she’s immortal, she didn’t die and escaped the whole scene while everyone was panicking and running around. Her father (the one who passed down the Aldnoah powers), being the original holder of the power knew about the immortality that comes with the Aldnoah power and used her as a catalyst for war.
In season 2 the princess will definitely be alive. Even if my reasoning above isn’t the correct reason, there will be something that makes the princess stay alive. The foreshadowing at the end scene where they state “The princess is still no where to be found” can indicate that she makes a come back appearance and at the same time can confirm Inaho’s death (Probably found his dead body and not the Princesses otherwise they wouldn’t say her whereabouts are still unknown). As for Inaho, while I’m pretty fucking sure he was shot in the head they can easily pull some bull shit to make him come back alive otherwise Slaine will probably be the main character for season 2. Seeing that his father was a researcher of the Aldnoah there’s a huge possibility some things can come up regarding that matter that makes Slaine crucial to the story.
– The princess is alive because she’s fucking immortal
– Her father knows about the power of the Aldnoah and knows she’s alive but is using her to start a war
– Inaho is probably dead but if he does make a come back somehow. Maybe the princess uses her powers to save him (Magical healing touch?) or for some reason the shot at the end wasn’t a head shot (Eye patch Inaho?).
– Slaine will probably be the main character of season 2 being crucial to the story because of his dad
– Season 2 can potentially be a pile of shit but everyone will still watch it
– Fuck Gen Urobuchi, if Psycho Pass 2 is bad he’s getting blamed regardless…
Edit: Thanks to Swaps4 I found this image which shows that in Episode 12 from 21:55-22:00ish a small red light flys up in the sky.
> Slaine kidnapping the princess, IT ALL MAKES SENSE.
Remember, this is all a theory/prediction I came up with after looking through past episodes and talking with a few of my friends about it. I could be completely wrong or surprisingly right, who knows?