Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider Episode 4: The Rainbow-Colored Past
You know how when characters in a movie say the title of their movie during it and you point at the screen and look at your friends like “Ayyyy there it is, they said it, there it is”. Well that’s what happened but the characters have no idea what “Everything Becomes F” even means and neither do I? Everything becomes Futile? Everything becomes Fate? Everything becomes Fucked? Who knows.
So far, this has got to be the best episode of The Perfect Insider. More and more mystery just gets piled on with more questions instead of answers. With the radio in the helicopter broken, the group has to solve the mystery themselves. Knowing that the murderer is indeed not in Magata’s room, as they recently just killed the Director, they go inside to check for clues.
Dr. Magata having multiple personalities was the biggest shocker this episode. With Nishinosono saying that seven is the loneliest number, and the title of the episode being The Rainbow-Colored Past, it’s safe to say that Magata had seven different personalities within her. In her interview with Moe, Magata said that her other personalities don’t know anything about her parents, she knows this as they talk together all the time. So it couldn’t be that one of her personalities killed them? Also we now know that it was probably one of Magata’s personalities that was in love with her uncle and slept with him (now we’re getting into rape, fucking great fucking jsfhskdjdfkjgkdbk). But wait, what about the doll she was talking about? Saikawa spoke with Moe about what a doll is conceptually. Something with no wills of their own, controlled by others. This sounds like something related to the personalities. Or something. This is all so hard for me.
Judging from the messages left by Magata herself and her other personalities, Magata knew that she would be dying. She said she needed something to do, so it was like she expected this all to happen. So it had to have been someone close to her that killed her.
As for clues, we got them but I still can’t figure anything out. I can only come up with theories but nothing concrete. The group finally went inside her room. We learned that to open the door from the inside, it’s the same as opening it from the outside: with a handprint. We can put two and two together that one reason why Magata’s limbs were severed was so the killer could leave if they weren’t registered in the system. But the thing is that the Deborah system didn’t track anyone leaving the room, but seeing as how Magata created Red Magic version 6, when the rest of the lab uses version 4, then it would have been easy to manipulate it to their will. But who would be smart enough to do that other than Magata? As for Magata’s room, I can’t even call it a room. It’s a full on house! It has everything. A living room, an office, a large kitchen, a bathroom, and her bedroom. What’s strange is that everything is very clean, a little too clean. With Magata dead for days, there should have been some dust but it’s clean. Another odd thing was that it looked like someone was living with her. There were two chairs for the table in her kitchen. If one person were living there, you’d only need one chair. Another weird clue is her bedroom. The door was locked, and a voice that sounded like Magata came through asking who was there. The security guard and Vice Director ask for her to open it, to see that a robot is on the other side. A robot? A robot Magata made named Michiru, and the only thing it can do was lock and unlock doors. Now, why would she even need to build this with such a useless feature? It can’t be just because she was lonely and needed the company, she had her multiple personalities for that. More questions, no answers. But wait, there’s more.
This is a crazy theory, but hear me out. What if Magata had a child that was living with her? Upon entering Magata’s room, the group notices just how…childish it kinda is? The teddy bears. Balloons. A box of legos, with a Buckingham Palace guard made of legos standing near. You can just say that one of Magata’s personalities was extremely childish and just wanted toys, but how could you explain the second chair in the kitchen. Now…how crazy would it be to say that Magata could have been impregnated by her uncle, and the reason why Magata isolated herself was not only because of her parents’ murderer, but also to hide her taboo child? It makes a bit of sense when you think about it. Why else would they show Magata’s past with her uncle so much? That slippery slope her uncle fell from probably got worse and he got her pregnant or something. The flashbacks we got with Magata and her uncle happened before her parents were killed. Maybe she got pregnant after that night, her parents found out about the relationship through the pregnancy and were obviously upset to arrest her uncle, Magata (or a personality?) killed them in anger so their relationship wouldn’t be severed, then she was locked away on the island with her baby? And then knowing about their origins, her child was the one that killed Magata? What do you guys think? Plausible or nah?
Another weird thing is Moe, even though she’s been weird for awhile. Saikawa-sensei could see that Moe probably figured something out. What was that purple she was talking about? Interesting how in Moe’s dream it was purple light illuminating the water. She’s so obsessed with finding out the truth to all this that she makes me nervous. I found her boring and annoying at first and now she’s making me wary of her. I mentioned how she and Magata may be more alike than we see, and what if Moe has multiple personalities too? I don’t know, but Moe’s expressions when Magata questioned her about her parents were odd. I hope she didn’t end up killing them too. But all of those corpses in her dream, who do they belong to and what do they mean? Is she hiding skeletons in her closet?
I don’t care how slow this show can be, there’s just so many clues popping up making me come up with theories and trying to figure things out that I absolutely love it. I’m engrossed each week with what’s presented to us, that I need to see the next episode. Magata’s past keeps getting more and more messed up, and if my theory is right, then…well, I wish I wouldn’t be right. This is all becoming too much. Magata is one of the most interesting characters I’ve seen, and she’s not even alive to tell her story! I can’t even imagine what’s going to happen next.