MasadaSo… theory time. This one is based around the "Sexual relationship" of Masada and Mado.
Themes and Imagery in Yume Nikki pt. 1Here’s hoping that I convince people that this game does, in fact, have carefully planned-out imagery in order to communicate broader themes or reinforce the feelings of dread throughout the game.
Perspective on drug theory. With footnotes, because why not.Theory: Magic mushrooms were to KIKIYAMA what alcohol was to ZUN.
Mars-san New Theory.Before the comment, sorry about my poor english.
Very random - Mado is PeruvianThere is too much images in YN that resemble art from the Paracas culture, a people who lived in the territory of modern day Peru up to 100 BC.
Mado being afraid of AmericansThis might sound silly, but what if Madotsuki is afraid of Americans? And that fear is put in the form of Poniko..?
About the white flowersSo, before you enter the ghost world, there is this room you enter filled with alot of white flowers (I assume those are tulips), and white tulips are associated with the feeling of being sorry. Do you guys think Madotsuki had struggles at first before she did kill herself, because she would actually leave people behind on earth that she actually loved?
Transgender theory & other ideasI haven't really seen anyone doing so in the recent times, so I thought I'd share some ideas from my experience playing it. It's been a while since I've played YN at this stage, so my memory may be fuzzy, but I did a little research earlier today.
Crossdressingwhat if madotsuki is in truth a boy that loves crossdressing? :D
.Flow Theory; flowSo I haven't really rummaged through /flow/ much at all,so I'm not sure if anyone's proposed this before.
Ningen and TakofuusenCryptology connection - Ningen are humanoid giant ice creatures supposedly spotted by Japanese fishing ships in the antarctic. My theory is that Takofuusen could possibly represent one of these types of creatures. A desert could be seen to the human mind as the polar (hence the white color) opposite of the icy wastelands of the cold antarctic. Thereby confirming the theory that the dream world is related to the waking world on more than we might expect. it's all interconnected. And that smug look on the creatures face…did kikiyama know something?
What Happened to Mado-chan?Okay, now I know that this can be a very touchy subject on here, but I have to know…. Why does everyone get so angry about whether or not Mado-chan was raped? I understand debating on beliefs but the sheer rage in some of these comments is intense. Now, I'm asking politely. So please…hear me out. Could some of you more civilized people tell me your thoughts as to what happened (rape/notraped) and your supporting reason(s) why? Please.
totally random theorycompletely random theory incoming
LesbiansAlright I've been thinking. To put it briefly Uboa is fear of rejection and when Mado is rejected she is trapped with her dirty thoughts of Poniko (gropey land) who is Mado's love interest. Monoe and Monoke couldve been previous love interests who acted in different ways, Monoke being disgusted and acting horribly thus being seen as a monster and Monoe could've been accepting of Mado but didn't return her love.
Why doesn't Mado leave her room?So we all know that Madotsuki doesn't leave her room in (what some assume as) the real world, yet she does so in her dreamworld. Why is this? While people have their own theories (hikikomori, wall of bricks, etc.), I have found a possible alternate explanation.
Now Accepting Fangame TheoriesThe Theories board has become a little stagnant lately, hasn't it? Yume Nikki is just one game, after all. You can only examine it from so many angles.
Themes and Imagery in Yume Nikki pt. 3Part three.
Themes and Imagery in Yume Nikki pt. 2Part two.
MADOTSUKI NEVER WATCHES A CAR ACCIDENTIn fact i realized that all of those aztec and Shitai-san are not really something that Madotsuki witnessed, in case this could be true we could also start thinking in Madotsuki being the mother of Gyigas as a possible theory.
What?I just realized that Mado's room doesn't have a toilet. (Or the game doesn't show it to us.)
Meanings of "Madotsuki"So we all know that "Mado" means window, but what does "tsuki" mean?
Madotsuki's apartmentsGreetings, dreamers. I present to you another theory.
Poniko(I think this post suits here more than /uboa/ so…)
Theory time!I know this theory is probably nothing new, but I didn't find a similar one in the catalog, so my apologies if I made a mistake with this post.
My personal theoryAlright I realize this is possibly maybe going to sound like its trololo, but I assure you, any trolling here is unintentional.
The nature of the ToriningenSomething occurred to me regarding the beaked antagonists of Yume Nikki; they may not be antagonists at all. In fact, they may be the closest thing Madotsuki has to friends in the dream world.
What is Onsen-san?Personally, I think he represents Madotsuki's r̶a̶p̶e̶ loneliness, which is kinda a major thing in her life, especially if she is indeed a hikikomori. Onsen-san is alone in his room (I guess it's his house if it's only one room but whatever), in the dark no less. The area around his house, the Wilderness is ENORMOUSLY empty. The only thing in the area that moves is the towel, which is more like a blanket, considering the way that Madotsuki looks when using the effect (she wraps it around herself and she sneezes as if she is ill). Children generally hold blankets when they're scared or cold, which is what Onsen-san probably is, seeing as he's alone, "crying", and sitting next to a hot spring. Plus, Onsen-san might be trapped in the house, despite the door being open; when you stab Onsen-san, his head turns blue and he stops sucking up the hot water. Looking at Onsen-san, his head/head-tube are a bright red. Then his body is a dark red/green. Then, his legs are blue. Maybe the reason he's sitting down next to the hot spring is because he needs the warmth to live, and the only way to keep warm is to keep supplying his brain with the warm water of the spring. He can't move because he couldn't supply his legs with the warmth they need and thus died, hence the blue color. His body and his heart are on the verge of dying, as he can barely keep it warm with the water from the spring. He might represent Madotsuki's need for "warmth" to keep herself from dying; warmth often being another word for kindness/love/etc. The spring/hot water represents the "friends" that Madotsuki has made for herself in her dreams, which are her only source of "warmth" in her room. Onsen-san's dead legs represent Madotsuki's own inability to leave her room. Onsen-san's nearly-dying body represents Madotsuki's want to end her imprisonment. The tube connecting Onsen-san's head to the hot, sustaining water represents Madotsuki's dreams connecting her brain to the mentally sustaining "friends" she meets in her subconscious.
About the Lilies in the Sky GardenThis is rather long, but please bear with me and tell me what you think! This was kind of hard to put into words.
Uro TheoryUrotsuki was probably/is a murderer who is trying to escape her past and/or the police.
Madotsuki Dream Intruder TheoryI was thinking other day,why Mado is trying to explore her dreams?Why she wants that 24 effects so much?Than,i watch an movie with Leonardo di Caprio,where he makes the same with other people dreams,so,i created this theory.
Madotsuki Suicide TheoryJust some detail about the whole trying to fly instead of fall thing
Apocalypse theory.I have one theory that I kinda shitted out one day. I think Mado might have been the survivor of some sort of apocalypse- explaining all the disturbing images in her dreams. Maybe it was caused by radioactivity, possibly due to all the imagery of oddly-shaped creatures, such as kyukyu-kun and uboa. Possibly the melting or changing forms of people that she saw below her apartment. Poniko might have been one of her friends affected by it, along with Monoko and Monoe. Masada might have been someone hiding in a shelter, or in a plane crash at the time- explaining the crash on mars.
Hell as a model for part of Madotsuki's brain/neural pathwaysDidn't want to post this in the other thread; but who things that "Hell" is meant to represent some kind of neural pathway? It's red to represent the brain's bloods vessels and the circular blobs remind me of blood cells. In the zoomed out map, it looks like that, only squarer since it's SNES RPG style.
Madotsuki dream infiltratorI have an huge theory here everybody,my theory is Madotsuki is an dream infiltrator,think with me,at the beggining of the game,madotsuki sleeps (with no explaination) and wake up at her house,but ONLY when she passes trough the door,that she comes to the nexus,and the strange things starts to happen,my theory is simple,Madotsuki have an power,to infiltrate people dreams,and her apartment inside the dream,is the only part of her REAL dream,the nexus is like an central point,and the 12 doors are portals,to other people dreams,that explain why the dreams are so different from each others,and explain characters like Masada,Shitai or Poniko,they all are normal people,dreaming,that is the explaining for they never speak with madotsuki,only interacting with certain effects or even dont doing nothing,maybe the Toriningen are protectors from madotsuki Dream,and they-re trying to stop madotsuki from collect the 24 effects,because they know that when she do this,she will lose her consciousness and kill herself,and that explain the ending of the game too.
Mars/SpaceshipSo, if you do the spaceship event, and make Mado sit while it is crashing, You will be stuck. You cannot open the menu, can't wake up, and can't move or anything (Masada still turns about though.) And Madotsuki's head lowers, as though she is sleeping or crying on her arms.
theory about those thingsI guess i am not the only one who noticed it.
TheoriesThis is a theory for all theories, Yume Nikki is so ambiguous that is impossible to explain it as a surreal painting or art masterpiece, so, this game is just a "surreal empty pot" wich all of you people put your own feelings thoughts and traumas, I haven`t read a single good theory for the game, when kikiyama release the final version of the game MAYBE we should be able to know the truth (put the "rapped" theory here if U want xD xD)
Yey, theories~Okay, so I had an idea.
Hikikomori MadotsukiK, so, while the Hikikomori theory has probably been exhausted beyond all belief, I wanted to try expanding it more. Cuz' a big problem I have with a lot of theories is that they don't include much of the game play in their reasoning. Why would one part have some kind of symbolic meaning but all the other parts are just there? So I think the hikikomori theory can tie everything together very well.
Not my theory, but interesting none the less.Madotsuki's Dreams are her warped representation of School
Madotsuki herself is a dreamOne of the characters, likely Poniko, had a dream where she met a girl with brown hair and long braids. That girl was named Madotsuki. Madotsuki gained a soul during that dream, but, no physical body, and so is forced to live in Poniko's imagination. Poniko kept a dream diary, and, that is the only proof that Madotsuki actually exists somehow, and, it's also why she can't go outside. She can't leave Poniko's imagination, and so, continues to wander around Poniko's imagination. The ending is her getting bored, and breaking her existence/consciousness.
The faceless ghostHas anybody thought about the story of the Nopperabou ghost?
Yume 2kkiThis was just something i was thinking about a while ago, but does anyone else thing the items in the nexus of yume 2kki could represent a different part of her school life?
KIKIYAMA TheoryWhat if KIKIYAMA gave up on the game?
Before Yume Nikki/Pre.I was originally going to make this into a fanfiction, but nope.
Famicon world, anyone?I have a theory about the Famicon world AND the weird stuff we see.