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かごめ
03-04-2012, 02:50 AM
Now before you go blaring "Yes! She is! What are you on?!" hear me out~


I have a theory-supported by several points-that may prove otherwise. Besides the obvious and simple fact they look and act nothing alike, mind.


First of all-when Kikyou is called back to the living world, Kagome's body spews out what appears to be *hundreds* of souls...rather then just one.


When Kagome's will pulls them back-Kikyou is still walking and "Kikyou" so to speak, if revengelike. If Kagome's soul had been Kikyou's, one or the other would not be walking. Instead both walk...and Kikyou's soul just can't stabilize in a clay person container-so it winds up she needs help.


When Kikyou passes away for the final time, not one soul returns to Kagome when they all break loose. Not one.


Kaede mentions a little later that Kikyou probably had made an unconscious wish on the Shikon no Tama as she burned away with it; to see Inuyasha again. And since Kagome was 'fated' to meet the hanyou 50 years later in her era the thing granted her wish by causing her soul just hitch a ride in Kagome via the tama, because the tama reappeared in Kagome.


Other small details-Kikyou called out in Kagome's mind to *not call my name*, giving the impression she was seperate from Kagome already.


Kanna's mirror was unable to hold all of Kagome's "soul" because there was obviously more than one and thus filled the mirror to the point of cracking.


The theory after all of this is: Kagome is a multi-soul 'reincarnation', she was not just one person's, but many people's. Very likely because the tama itself held many, many souls within it, and needed many souls to keep it in limbo. And Kikyou's was a forced part of that due to the tama.


SO, that's my theory...tell me, do you think Kagome is really Kikyou's reincarnation?

zupinu2000
03-04-2012, 11:06 PM
technically she is but because she has the ability to go "back in time" it's complicated...last time i saw inu-yasha was so long ago so i can't rly remember everything now QQ

Kagome
03-12-2012, 04:47 PM
Hmm. Actually...what かごめ said kinda makes sense...
Though I always had it pegged that it was her innate linked destiny with Inuyasha that had her able to go back and forth. Otherwise, how would Inuyasha be the only one to be able to slip into her time as well? I don't think Kikyou had anything to do with the time slip ability.

Shinigami Hilde
06-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Hm. Interesting twist...You could possibly be right.

tesaamari
07-12-2012, 02:25 AM
i was thinking of that too when i was watching it back then...
it was so long ago and thinking of that again makes me want to ask everyone until i get the right answer...

Mugiwara-no-Basuke
07-12-2012, 05:34 AM
The theory after all of this is: Kagome is a multi-soul 'reincarnation', she was not just one person's, but many people's. Very likely because the tama itself held many, many souls within it, and needed many souls to keep it in limbo. And Kikyou's was a forced part of that due to the tama.@かごめ (http://www.animeforum.com/member.php?55476-%E3%81%8B%E3%81%94%E3%82%81), reading up all you said I think that theory makes pretty sense, so I guess Kagome is not only Kikyou's reincarnation, which pleases me more :p
I never liked Kikyou and Kagome is my 2nd favorite character, only surpassed by InuYasha himself.



Though I always had it pegged that it was her innate linked destiny with Inuyasha that had her able to go back and forth. Otherwise, how would Inuyasha be the only one to be able to slip into her time as well? I don't think Kikyou had anything to do with the time slip ability.

Yeah, I think that hability has born with Kagome and also with InuYasha, that's the destiny saying they had to be together :)

かごめ
01-28-2013, 12:39 AM
Oh wow! People actually read it through here! I'm glad. Tried it on other places and none of them even read it through to argue against the point! Never mind agree with it. They just automatically said: "Yes she is"

I love this forum. xD

GameGeeks
01-28-2013, 01:26 AM
Wait, wasn't the ability to travel bestowed from a shard buried in the well? More then likely reacting to the remnants of Kikyo inside her? After all, she was only able to travel with the shards. Might not have anything to do with Kikyo at all when it comes to traveling between the time periods. After all Inuyasha also had shards when he traveled on his own and Kigome couldn't go back when she left the shards in that time period. Meaning likely the traveling is tied to the shards themselves. Besides I believe she's been down that well when she was a kid and didn't transport.

かごめ
01-28-2013, 02:16 AM
Wait, wasn't the ability to travel bestowed from a shard buried in the well? More then likely reacting to the remnants of Kikyo inside her? After all, she was only able to travel with the shards. Might not have anything to do with Kikyo at all when it comes to traveling between the time periods. After all Inuyasha also had shards when he traveled on his own and Kigome couldn't go back when she left the shards in that time period. Meaning likely the traveling is tied to the shards themselves. Besides I believe she's been down that well when she was a kid and didn't transport.

Though the time slip and how it worked isn't what this thread was about...>x> <x< I'll respond anyway:

There was no shard in the well. And there are quite a number of times she went through without the shards. Such as the first time she returned when Yura of the Hair took them, and the time after Kikyou stole her shards and popped them to Naraku.

And Inuyasha almost never had shards traveling back and forth. If he ever did it was because Kagome had them. Which obviously she didn't all the time.

When the well was closed up it was due to strong feelings. Inuyasha closed it the first time because he wanted Kagome *safe* Kagome closed it at the end of the series because somehow she believed that perhaps her time was done there-but both times she opened it back up with her feelings of *really* wanting to return. Though I will grant that a shard helped her return the first time.

But-you're right that it has nothing to do with Kikyou.