Discussion Death March - Satou's Identity

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Which Ships are you on?

  1. Aze

    41 vote(s)
    65.1%
  2. Arisa

    17 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Liza

    16 vote(s)
    25.4%
  4. Lulu

    21 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Nana

    16 vote(s)
    25.4%
  6. Pochi and Tama

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Mia

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  8. Zena

    22 vote(s)
    34.9%
  9. Karina

    18 vote(s)
    28.6%
  10. Sera

    21 vote(s)
    33.3%
  11. Hikaru/Mito

    25 vote(s)
    39.7%
  12. Princess Sistina

    18 vote(s)
    28.6%
  13. Tifaliza

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  14. Echigoya Manager (forgot her name)

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  15. Princess Menea (Pink princess)

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  16. Daughter of Viscount Emlin, Lina

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  17. Former Demon Lord Shizuka

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  18. Yuika the Goblin Princess

    12 vote(s)
    19.0%
  19. Loli Maids (labyrinth city)

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  20. Muno territory maids (Pina, Erena, etc)

    6 vote(s)
    9.5%
  21. (Former) Head Miko Lily

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  22. Prostitute Nee-sans

    17 vote(s)
    27.0%
  23. Parion

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  24. All of the other 100+ Lolis satou slayed throughout the Journey

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  25. Dungeon Core-chan

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  26. Chant Orb

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
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  1. LivingCorpse

    LivingCorpse Semi-active Neighborhood's Undead

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    WARNING!
    The stuff bellow is based on just conjecture and personal analysis. There's no way that these information can be considered as a Fact or Truth. Proceed with caution.

    Also... SPOILER ALERT.

    So, I have marathoned Death March for the Nth time just a while ago. And then I looked at the comment section in each chapters. Between the comments about Tama and Pochi being cute and whatever, there's some that discusses about Satou's real identity. The most prevalent is that, Satou is an offshoot of the Creator God or the Demon God himself. But here's my Conjecture, Satou is actually just a normal Human.

    I think Satou is actually just a normal Human from Earth. But not just a normal human. Satou is actually an amalgamation of different Suzuki Ichirou souls from every Parallel Universe Earth.

    Why I think so? The biggest reason is in one of the early intermission chapter. In there Satou dreamed about the time he spent with his childhood friend. But each childhood friend in his memory has different hair colour and personality. Why do you think that is? That's because those memories are actually the memory of Suzuki Ichirou from various different Parallel Universe. Another point of interest is when one of the Childhood Friend mentioned that they Satou existence is the same and unchanging as if omnipresent no matter how different the world is and how they always become friends no matter how different they are. I think the childhood friends might be different person altogether or parallel world Hikaru. But one thing is similar, their body is possessed and used by the God who summoned Satou to interact with him in every iteration.

    Why the God do that? That's because Satou is the husband of the Goddess, or his past reincarnation did. In the same intermission, we got to hear a folklore of the Childhood Friend family Shrine about the story of a man who married a Goddess, but they must separate because human doesn't live long. I think there's more to that story than just a folklore. When Satou asked his childhood friend/possibly descended Goddess why dont they just make the man in the story a God too. Then she said the Gods isn't omnipotent and can't do that, but she then ominously said that it might be impossible if it's only one soul but with many, it might be possible.

    Then suddenly it hits me.

    What if, the Goddess who summoned Satou, used the many Suzuki Ichirou souls from each parallel Universe, fuse them, then create "Satou" in another world to give him Divinity?
    This would also explains the disappearance of Satou in Hayato's world.
    I don't know which God summoned him. It might be Dragon God, Parion, or even a different God altogether it might even be the Creator God. But it must be the same god that Mito's family shrine worship, it might be the same entity as the Little Girl in the painting.

    Well, there's still a lot of hole in this theory like, the existence of Satou look-alike in a painting inside the ruin in Princess Menea kingdom, why Dog Head Demon Lord mistake him with another person, and why only one Suzuki Ichirou personality and memory emerged at the moment of Summoning instead of collection of different personality and memory.

    I have other theory for that, but it might not be compatible with this theory...

    My other theory is that instead of Summoning a collection of Suzuki Ichirou souls in one place. The God summoned Suzuki Ichirou from each parallel universe at different eras to collect God fragment from Demon lords and Reincarnated Person to be used to make him ascend to Divinity by the God. Therefore why the existence of Satou look-alike painting (mustachioed Lolicon-face Satou) and why the Dog Head demon lord mistaken him with another person (which maybe is the same Satou as the one in the painting). This would also explains the disappearance of Satou in Hayato's world.
    But I'm not really sure about this one, i feels like there's something missing.

    Personally, I like how the author occasionally lokes to gives us clue and foreshadowing for something like this. This is why I like reading Death March.
    So, what do you guys think about my theory?
     
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  2. SoulZer0

    SoulZer0 Heaven Refining

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    Where can I read the LN?
     
  3. LivingCorpse

    LivingCorpse Semi-active Neighborhood's Undead

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    0000000 I B SMILING!

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    I just ticked all. I don't care.
     
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  5. Kysil

    Kysil [Progenitor of Sloth][Sloth Demon]

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    The goddess must be a Loli... Considering Lolis are getting attached to satou like magnets, The goddess tried to use Lolis to shaken and make satou Remember more memories about herself.
     
  6. Zones

    Zones Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of the demon god theory.
     
  7. Kemm

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    From what i've seen, and also from the words said in the dream, most likely the current Satou is just one Suzuki Ichirou (the one from Yamato's world), but who has inherited the path to divinity of all of the Satous formerly summoned to that world. Most likely Parion has been doing a rinse and repeat of summoning Suzuki Ichirou, letting him grow through the path of divinity and reaping the reasults for the next Satou to inherit.
     
  8. asriu

    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    hee I remember think da goddess try to make satou a god by sacrifice lot of soul after read miko part~
    hence gain lot of skill
    soul kinda like exp
    other soul strengthen da main soul
    perhaps onimusha thing
    hence it called death march you know he kill lot of thing for soul~
    meh too lazy to think~
     
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  9. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Didn't they spoil who Satou is in the light novel/manga like in 1st or 2nd volume just for the sake of raising sales? (Do you want me to spoil it?)

    As for the Satou in the picture, I will say this. It says that Satou is Immortal, the gods are also immortal that when they die they simply disappear for a while, same for demon lords. Then get reincarnated. He was most likely reincarnated and his memory erased.
     
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    I, like many others, just ticked everyone
     
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    Feel free to "spoil" it but the web novel's latest updates still haven't clearly explained what he is yet so I doubt the light novel or manga did it already.

    Also...aze and chant orb. BEST SHIPS. Everyone else is 2nd.
     
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    Aze and prostitute nee-sans all the way. Been a while since Satou hit them up.
     
  13. zarvi

    zarvi Ojisan

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    Wow the vote for waifu are so diverse with Aze double of the average vote

    Btw I voted for Arisa

    TLDR I read about one and a half of the paragraph, I have a similar conjecture even before I read this.
     
  14. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Yes I know the web novel doesn't cover it yet so I'm a bit ticked the light novel/manga spoiled it.

    Just check chapters 28 and 30 of the manga.
     
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    Chapter 28 "basically" happened in the web novel. I don't recall where, its pretty damn long at this point, but he definitely had that sort of flash back somewhere.

    Chapter 30's "hero adventures" story time thing is also not new. Again, i can't possibly point out where exactly in the light novel it was, even if its in the same arc as the manga, but it definitely happened at some point since it was nothing new to me.

    Either way, thats not giving anything away, its hinting at possibilities, but ultimately those possibilities just come right back to the other leading theories.
     
  16. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Yes that happened in an intermission, except there are elements in there that fill in some blanks on the web novel.

    Yes, I know it happened in the light novel, the manga follows the light novel. But not in the web novel.

    That is more than hinting possibilities...
     
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    Allow me to correct myself. Not light novel, web novel. I havent read the light novels but none of it was new to me regardless.

    And yes, its hinting at possibilities. We still don't know for sure exactly whats going on. We have a rough idea because theres hints but we still don't have a parts that are explained like why Satou might be a common guy if theres hints of him being the creator god too, or how the demon god factors into all of this since Dog-Head presumably thought Satou was the Demon God (since he mentioned a weapon and armor skill that the Demon God used, which Satou acknowledges later when Shin uses the dragon rending sword).
     
  18. yogesh12

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    At intermission the goddess/childhood friend gave him the curse of Lolis
     
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    Raneday Useless Rane

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    It was debated long long long ago, and a lot of people agreed that Satou is not a ordinary human but he's the Loli God or something along those lines
     
  20. kanade12

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    I think it's too risky to make one Satou by combining all Satou as there is a chance he'll fail and she should know how stupid he can be sometimes. But there is a chance that this isn't his first try and the girl in the painting is a familiar from a previous try. It explains why she knows whenever Satou is in trouble of being led astray.