Is it not my role to provide with even the smallest observations about this mystery? This time I point out a “possible” Logic Error by the Author himself! This could be consider a slip-up, small liberties taken, or simply nitpicking by my part when analyzing evidence. All in good fun of course!
As we all know throughout EP 6 we are shown parts of what the “future meta Battler” is being put through in that eternal cage while we read the tale Game Master BATTLER made, thus these peculiar “observations” are created.
I think that this is one of the creepiest things about DAWN that I found is Battler’s closed room imprisonment to be realistic as it could get like I was practically in it. I think that I “knew” he was locked in there yet I wasn’t “sure” it was him, thus all the uncertainty in these scenes. What disturbed me a lot when I was reading the novel was the scene where Erika and the rest are able to hear the noise supposedly from Battler’s scene. Well, what to think about this?
A) Battler’s screams from the other world actually reached them. See below for blue argument.
B) There was someone actually trapped in one of the rooms thus the sound was real. This would be too difficult to image because most of the characters are either in the parlor or in the guest house at that moment meaning that there shouldn’t be anyone being imprisoned at that moment, even less when Battler’s game does not involve murder at this point. Actually it doesn’t at all until Erika forces him in the logic error, which isn’t to supposed to have taken place until much later.
More importantly, how is it even possible for meta Battler to be trapped? Taking in consideration that this event was AFTER he was defeated by Erika and the others LATER ON in the story? At the moment the cousins and game board Erika are on the corridors of the mansion after they were done in the parlor and Erika asks about the rooms for guests, which aren’t used anymore. A bit later on the story meta Game Master Battler can be seen arguing with Meta Erika about her dissatisfaction with his tale, thus neither Meta Battler nor Game board Battler were supposed to be in that closed room at this point.
Weird, huh? DAWN mindscrews and takes the meta scenes and game board scenes different from the rest of the tales did. Looking at this we would come to the conclusion that :
– It isn’t simply possible for this to occur because there’d be a Logic Error by Ryukishi07 by the aforementioned reasons above.
– They couldn’t have lied about hearing the sounds because that would include EVERYONE. Plus, there’d be no reason for Erika herself to start this conversation or play into this at this point. Even if that were the case meta Battler’s scene cannot be explained if we assume both of these scenes happen simultaneously.
– The sound they heard was not Battler’s (from the closed room) screams and simply the strong winds/etc on the night of the typhoon, therefore the meta scene and the game board scene simply CANNOT be related. After all even if we claim that magic is invading reality itself we can’t do it because of the times of the events are different thus this simply cannot be once again. Leading us to both scenes are complete unrelated in the end.
My conclusion? I think the author wanted to provide this eerie feeling of horror to the story and going back and forth in time regardless whether it fit or not, which is fine because I simply enjoyed the uneasiness of those scenes, however, we may end up with such level of nitpicking because of the same reasons. Though I could still argue in blue that DAWN game is taking a few more liberties than I expected.