This part struck me the most. Kanon had died on the 2nd Twilight. It was because I couldn’t properly match it to the game board counterpart.
Before anything, I don’t completely trust the game results same as I don’t completely trust the Tips/character information. However in most cases when they’re backed up by the red truths, we can assume that said characters are usually dead. More to the point it tells us what characters are still alive by the time the game ended so we can focus on who died or who could be faking his death.
* Most of this entry can be dismissed as “that’s how it works” and there’s no need for the game to “explain it.” Also the fact that the bomb would likely kill everyone anyhow so the end result would the same.
Usually the magic part matches the non-magic part in Umineko. Either intially truthful or not said character end up being victims for example we have in the same EP Kyrie, Natsuhi, Rosa, Maria, Eva are declared all dead by the red.
Battler being one of the victims is also declared to have died on the 1st Twilight this makes sense since the “game” (GM Battler) is trying to fool us into thinking he is dead and in fact he had faked his death. We interpret it as “fake death”
Game results for Dawn from Umineko wikia
Game board Erika comes back and breaks open the closed rooms and kills (how one interprets her existence doesn’t change the fact) had killed 5 people. According to the game board Erika hadn’t been able to kill Battler because he “escaped” the room before she got to him therefore the Logic Error of how he escaped in the first place. My point is that Battler was supposedly very much alive at this point because the closed room preserved by the seals preserved the body making it that no other person other than Erika was able to reach it before her: “The guest room was sealed at the time that Battler’s ‘corpse’ was examined, so until I came again and broke the seals, it was absolutely impossible for anyone to go in or out. Therefore, when I entered the room, it is certain that Battler was hiding somewhere inside the guest room.”
In other words :
- Battler was in the room and he has hidden himself.
- Erika searches for him but fails to find him, Battler uses this chance to slip out. (“The only chance Battler had to escape was after I broke the seals. To be even more specific, he had no chance to escape except for the time I was in the bathroom.”)
- Kanon comes in and saves Battler by switching places with him. (“The one who rescued Battler was, without a doubt, Kanon.”)
- The chain lock is reset not breaking the closed room created. Erika is unable to find Kanon (and Battler) “Battler does not exist within the guest room.”
- “Kanon doesn’t exist in the room” “Kanon does not exist in the guest room .Of course, this includes all parts of the closet, the bedroom, and the bathroom.”
There was no opportunity for Furudo Erika to kill Battler like she did with the others or even getting near him once she entered the room for the second time. She only the time she was with Battler was when she first found the body and Battler was declared “dead”.
Same for Kanon, Erika could not have been able to kill anybody in that room since she couldn’t find either Battler or Kanon.
We come to the conclusion that at the moment the game ends “for all eternity” both Battler and Kanon should be alive in both the meta side and the game board. This here is the issue because not so reliable game results tells us otherwise – the both Battler and Kanon had died despite what the fact that game board doesn’t match what the magic scenes show – Kanon should not had died and Battler should be alive.
Thus piece Battler was either indeed killed in the room or once he left the guest room. IIARC despite how outrageous it sounds there’s nothing said about Battler or Kanon getting out of the room alive. Only that one leaves and the other saves the other.
“Of course. Three people–in other words, three bodies–went in or out. Only you (Erika) and Kanon entered, and only Battler left. It has already been said in red that all people can only use their own names. Therefore, the names Erika, Battler, and Kanon can only be used by those people.”
This strange train of thoughts ends here.
Funny enough this ties back to my, though not my style, fantasy theory of Kanon being the only supernatural entity in the story thus why his body is never found and the need to use the red to confirm it.
So had Kanon and/or Battler actually “died” on the game board to0? In all likeness even if they hadn’t the bomb would likely take care of that sooner or later.