As Gray Wednesday was on the loop, a thought just occurred to me. I'm pretty sure this could have been mentioned before but I don't remember reading anything about it so far, so I just want to talk about my take on it.
While half of the series is behind us in Mawaru Penguindrum, and it still feels like there's a lot more in the store along with things waiting to be answered; I'm still hung up about something on Momoka's case.
If you can read the future from the diary; why did Momoka board that train 16 years ago?
I can only think of a couple of possibilities so far:
- She might've been looking for a way to prove the diary wrong. In this case, like Shoma, her thoughts on fate could be that "it isn't something written on a stone" and after encountering the diary, she might've been trying to prove it wrong or change something (thus change "fate") it foretells about. Or she might've tried this before and eventually lost her will to live if everything is really determined beforehand. This would be quite ironic, considering how much Ringo loves the concept of "fate".
- A second thought: She, like Ringo, could have been revolving her world around the diary and in the end she could've taken boarding that train on that day as "her role" given to her. If she was a firm believer of fate, then she could have also believed her death was going to be for the greater good and she could've done it willingly.
- A far chance but why not: Maybe the diary wasn't even Momoka's or it just had a similar outlook and was eventually given to her family as her belonging by some work of "fate". I know that we were always told it was Momoka's diary but if this object was found after her death, there could be a possibility that someone or something wanted it to be found like a diary - and given to or passed on to another person.
Seriously; correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember this issue being mentioned in the show so far, though I believe it will at some point. For example, if Tabuki learns about the existence of the diary, he could be the one questioning this since he was a close friend of Momoka. It's also obvious his part in the story isn't exactly over yet, or at least there are still some things we'll learn about him, since the scars on his hand were pointed out quite a few times.
He also seems to be on the "I love and believe in fate" team.
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