This is lampshaded throughout the series from the very start. Kyon always complains about Haruhi's unreasonable demands, yet he still helps to accomplish most of them. Like most characters in the series, Kyon refers to her by her family name with no honorific. Itsuki seems to tease/hint several times in the anime about the nature of Kyon and Haruhi's godhood. He also suggests she could meet interesting people at North High. When Haruhi is harassing Mikuru in The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya IV, Kyon was mad enough to try to hit Haruhi, although he was stopped by Koizumi before he could do so. In "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina" he implies that Kyon, while unable to affect anything, is the key to bring about change. He was able to converse with her when he noticed other examples of her oddness, such as changing her hairstyle with a different number of braids for each day of the week. So one one doesn't exist. Despite Kyon's less-than-enthusiastic approach to the SOS Brigade and the various external forces at work around it, Itsuki is usually the one to explain supernatural phenomena to Kyon when necessary. Her behavior was considered eccentric, and she had little interest in her classmates, at least until Kyon "convinced" her to form the SOS Brigade. When she asks him his name, he calls himself "John Smith" (ジョン・スミス, Jon Sumisu), an obvious pseudonym which she derided. Old habits of thinking about how things work cannot be in your mind. That's why when everyone was suspiciously appropriately cast in the amateur movie, he was the cameraman. At first, they're just simply TTAE. So, now you must design or construct something that has your stamp on it. This Troper's theory is that Sasaki, Haruhi, and Kyon are all gods, forming a trinity not unlike the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in Hinduism. Haruhi is a bright, energetic and athletic high-school student. In essence Haruhi being his second "creation" because he was forced to move on once he and Sasaki go to different schools. Feels like something a god (or someone playing god) would say. The A and B stories in Volume 9 could be due to Kyon himself being momentarily unable to decide how that story should end, so he leaves his options open. Follow/Fav Trust in God, or, The Riddle of Kyon. The SOS Brigade fails to alleviate Haruhi's boredom, so she triggers a closed space consisting of only herself and Kyon in the school; Kyon, however, uses clues from Yuki and a future Mikuru to get out by kissing her and convincing her to bring the old world back. This also follows the theory that it's not Haruhi who created, Personally, I feel that either which way, one of the most interesting aspects of Kyon is that despite having friends who all to some degree are godlike in their powers (either because of their powers in themselves, or the influence they wield), Kyon always holds the position of an. Indeed, things always seem to work out for the better for Kyon. Then we're going to do the impossible: We're going to try to give you a feeling of how big God is. Kyon prevents the boy from being run over by a truck, implied to have been driven by rival time travelers. Basically they're a team, the flighty Haruhi coming up with ideas and Kyon subconsciously adding to them to. Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮 ハルヒ, Suzumiya Haruhi) is the title character and heroine of Haruhi Suzumiya, a Japanese light novel series written by Nagaru Tanigawa.Despite the series being named after her, the main protagonist is Kyon, who narrates the story.She possesses unconscious god-like abilities to change, destroy, and reshape reality to her desires. He enjoys light debates with her (in The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya he narrates that "Haruhi and I bickered for a bit just to settle our stomachs"). Kyon is enrolled in North High, and his real name is unknown. Kyon's defensive actions have led Mikuru to have feelings towards him. After settling on a hairstyle, Haruhi is always seen wearing an orange-yellow headband with ribbons on the side, in her hair. In contrast to his familiar, unguarded relationship with Haruhi, Kyon regards Mikuru with a sort of reverence and is shy about interacting with her closely. Or possibly the two of them are making worse a war in Kyon's own mind over the subject. He has been told that he is the one who can move Haruhi's powers to Sasaki. Actually, he says he wished to meet the big three, plus ghosts, demons, and evil organizations (and the heroes who fight them). Kyon replies that he has no desire for Koizumi to behave any other way than his true self, but Koizumi says he has to keep up the act for Haruhi's benefit. Two of his grandparents are alive (mentioned in Mystérique Sign Returns; Kyon's grandfather looked just like him when he was Kyon's age). In fact, Kyon was attracted to Mikuru more than any other female members of SOS Brigade because of her beauty and timid appearance. Kyon, who had a totally normal SOS brigade) and a fictional narrator (Novel" Kyon, with the supernatural SOS Brigade). It certainly is more subtle than what Yuki gets, for example, but this troper was amazed to realize that Haruhi in Snow Mountain Syndrome is in fact quite different girl than Haruhi in The Melancholy. In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon is thrown into an altered world in which Yuki, Mikuru, Haruhi, and Itsuki are normal humans, Haruhi and Itsuki attend a different school, and there is no SOS Brigade. At one point Koizumi points out that the character of Mikuru may be just an act to seduce Kyon, because getting close to Kyon can help her investigation on Haruhi (or even convince Kyon to let Haruhi alter the world as what she wants). She alternates between melancholy and incredible optimism, often unpredictably. His nickname, Kyon, was created for him by his aunt and then spread by his little sister. he avoids telling her about Sasaki, who his middle school classmates thought he was romantically involved with. Essentially the opposite of Kyon = God theory. whenever he sees one. Finally, Kyon is not a god, but the latest in the long tradition of hapless mortals accosted by the gods to be a Hero and/or one-night stand. Especially if you think about the type of person who would read this, a person who wants Espers, Aliens, and Time Travelers to be real, but has probably lost all hope for it happening in reality. That quality is. 1 Appearance 2 Personality 3 Plot 4 Abilities 4.1 Parameters 4.2 Abilities and Powers 5 Equipment 6 Trivia Level 1 Health: 10/10 Vitality: 20 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Speed: 1 Magic Power: 1 Magic Defense: 1 Kyon's most obvious characteristic is his snarky and cynical manner, which he often uses to hide his true emotions. Thus, he endowed Haruhi with divine powers. Haruhi is not some weak plaything he takes out his anger on. Heck, this whole section is predicated on the idea that they are actually deific beings, something only one of them claims. That is just a "theory" by someone who has been called untrustworthy by the other two members of the cast. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works QED Kyon is god. No last name, he’s always just ‘Kyon’. If they finish up Kyon's homework, the games have been set aside and Haruhi no longer feels that everything should continue like that. God in a Box can’t work now, since that is a Human construct. Haruhi's powers were a predeterminated event all along. It plainly sucks doing nothing on your last day of vacation. Simply put, any craziness that Haruhi tries to pull off has to go through her various levels of disbelief in the supernatural. At the time he claimed this proves his adaptability, but in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya he realized that he enjoys being in a group where strange things happen. Kyon turned the other members of the group into the beings that they are. He is described by Sasaki as a 'kingmaker' for, In fact, the way Kyon is rescued by the sudden appearance of the various humanoid interfaces somewhat resembles the way Haruhi is unconsciously rescued by a celestial in Astonishment. At his middle school, he knew a girl named Sasaki, but didn't really become friends with her until they went to cram school together. keeping Kyon too busy to realize that Valentine's Day is coming up. And in "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody" he points out that in chess, the queen has all the power and incorrectly states the king has no value, where Kyon is the seemingly valueless king. That's why the Kyon of this timeline is a normal human being but the story seems to fit his childhood dreams and he has such an important role - Kyon choosing an "interesting world" over a normal one where he could still have ordinary adventures with the SOS brigade isn't new. Kyon wanted to meet time travelers, aliens and Espers. But that can't be because of said paradox. By the time Kyon got into high school, he put those dreams behind him. In desperation, in The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon contacts Sasaki and her companions hoping they will have a solution. Kyon is intelligent and perceptive enough to solve the mystery in Lone Island Syndrome. Kyon is the one, who regulates between Sasaki and Haruhi, making one of the two always dominant. Also, Haruhi has almost no character development in the series and has almost no empathy. That makes just as much sense as any other explanation for Volume 9... To really take things to the WMG extreme, perhaps the apparent lack of a volume 10 (and the fact that volume 9 ends abruptly in the middle of the story) is because he decided the entire story was stupid and therefore stopped writing it. He tried to explain these dreams (about aliens, time travelers and espers) to Sasaki, but she only denied their existence. He had to "break his own personal moral code" and gently tell her the truth; he wants things to be crazy. At first glance, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya appears rather whimsical. He often states that he doesn't understand Itsuki's and Yuki's explanations, but he is able to easily understand the general sense of the paranormal situations. That's brilliant! This seems unlikely given that the character's nickname predates the anime, and the choice of animation studio. In spite of not catching on to the circumstances surrounding her, she's certainly wildly independent-minded, strong-willed, and extremely capable. weren't real ? He gave her the idea of forming her own club, which resulted in her dragging him into founding the SOS Brigade and recruiting members. Yuki Nagato saves Kyon's life in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Of course, God!Kyon is still watching over them and was there to make sure that Mortal!Kyon was unaffected by the reality rewriting 3 years ago and during Disappearance. Or that she wanted a definitive finishing task. In the novels, Kyon commented that Itsuki's playing a role in, Nagato the Alien, on the other hand, believes in Kyon's given reality and in Kyon the Character so much that Kyon the god feels really, really guilty about it. Together, they are the perfect God. Mind=Blown. She didn't even notice it until Kyon pointed it out. And Haruhi is placed under a mental block that keeps her from putting simple facts together that are happening before her very eyes. And even if he had kept the powers to himself all the time, that would be even weirder because then the whole time-loop problem and the solution of it wouldn't make sense (Oh and the climax of the first chapter wouldn't either ^^). The reason? (He apologizes, but tells her that he's doing so because Mikuru told him to. This troper has a specific spin on it. Sasaki calls him, ending up in a tense meeting with her and her "associates" Kyouko Tachibana and Fujiwara (who had previously tried to kidnap Mikuru) and Kuyou Suou (a representative for an organization which had previously attacked Yuki). My spin on it is that Kyon comes from a dimension where Sasaki was God, but fully aware of it. By: EliezerYudkowsky. Suddenly he's interacting with EA&TT every single day, he's going on crazy adventures, and he's got a cute assertive girl driving said adventures that embodies his own drive for fantastic adventures — as well as his own childish innocence. Kyon takes pride in being able to detect Yuki's changes in mood and development in becoming more humanlike, but how accurate his detections really are is always left ambiguous. Indeed, "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina" 's plot itself could be seen as a proxy for the story of the series, but Kyon and Haruhi seem to be merged, though Itsuki's reaction to Nagato's words imply that he is Kyon in the story, not Haruhi. In Random Numbers, Kyon believed that while he could interpret Koizumi's feelings from his expression, Haruhi could not. His mom is written out as practically a non-entity. To connect this with the "Haruhi and Kyon are both god" theory; I think, there are three godnesses: Haruhi, Kyon and Sasaki. So basically, an explanation for all that you just put forth is "Because he is god, he can make it happen". Note that in one episode of Endless Eight (number 7 I believe), both times he is awakened from slumber, he's got his hands on his butt. The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya (light novel), The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (light novel), The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 1 (manga), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 2 (manga), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 3 (manga), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 6 (manga), The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (manga), organization which had previously attacked Yuki, https://haruhi.fandom.com/wiki/Kyon?oldid=22804. Kyon is the actual God, but being massively Genre Savvy he restricted his own access to his powers and imposed a subconscious mind lock on himself in order to avoid A God Am I moment and all that closed space stuff. So my theory is that Kyon is God and he subconsciously projected his desires and the personality he wanted onto Haruhi and Sasaki. KYON Veterinary Surgical Products 480 William F. McClellan HWY, ste 202 Boston, MA 02128, USA +1 617 567 2436 main@kyon.us Kyon is also remark­ably sta­ble and con­sis­tent through­out all the events. The actual descriptions given point to a major. Kyon and Haruhi were intentionally designed by the author to fit the archetypes in the Tanabata myth. sexually molesting Mikuru, going on adventures and generally doing whatever she wants). He also declares in "Love at First Sight" that if she ever gets a boyfriend, he'll "stalk him all day". I've been reading Suzumiya Haruhi Volume 5 : Snow Mountain Syndrome, and I came along an interesting statement. there is a world where Kyon is God but it is not the one the series takes place in, Kyon is a slider and the god of a different dimension, Kyon originally held all of the power, but Nagato lied to him when she revealed the supernatural nature of the world. This troper feels that these particularities are examples of tropes common across the entire anime genre, and more an example of the Japanese cultural treatment of gender roles in media than likely to be indicative of Kyon fearing strength or independence of women. The fact that she's extremely attractive and falling in love with him doesn't hurt, either. Besides, the Data Entity or rather Yuki said they found that godlike power in Haruhi! Think about it. In The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya Kyon becomes involved in a timeline split. She just controls the world around her. So she didn't last long. When we do that, then we're going to describe the veil and some of the ways it appears to you. Kyon's counter to this is Haruhi; the Unpredictable One. Koizumi has repeatedly suggested that Kyon date Haruhi, suggesting that would make her happy (and reduce incidents of closed space). Yuki's responsibilities involve monitoring Haruhi and the investigation of an unexplained "explosion of data" three years before the present story. Why would a godlike being need a quantum observer, let alone confine this requisite to a single individual? Kyon is the actual God, but being massively Genre Savvy he restricted his own access to his powers and imposed a subconscious mind lock on himself in order to avoid A God Am I moment and all that closed space stuff. In their third and final year at North High, Kyon confronts the implications of the Riddle of Epicurus for his relationship with Haruhi. The future version of Mikuru informs Kyon in The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya that Kyon will soon be forced to make a choice that determines the fate of the future. The god's powers are manifestations of the subconscious expectations or desires of the god, therefore if Kyon, as a god, traveled back in time with the subconscious expectation that Haruhi had godlike powers, that would cause Haruhi to become god upon his arrival 'three years ago', thus creating a situation where Haruhi has godlike powers so Itsuki can tell Kyon that she is god, thus giving him his subconscious expectation that causes her to gain the powers in the first place and oh dear I've gone cross-eyed... Alternatively, you could say that Kyon was always the God, but when he learned to suppress his desire for a world filled with aliens, ghosts, psychics and time travelers, he managed to find a girl who just happened to openly wish for the same thing. Seeing the human version of Yuki in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, in particular her grasping his sleeve when he attempts to excuse himself from her apartment, leaves a strong effect on him. (Gives off a sort of Jesus vibe.) Kyon is so absolutely normal that he is immune to the larger reality warping. Who says the world was created three years ago, much less by Haruhi? In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, it was thought that he transcended dimensions of reality or timelines, although he has no abilities or special technology. Kyon's sister. asks Kyon, and he answers himself saying that he doesn't give a shit about whether she's an a hope for evolution, a time anomaly, or a god. Haruhi, whose Closed Space has blue energy giants, represents Shiva, whose role in creation is Destruction. Indeed, Nagato even points this out to Kyon - the only reason he "knows" what he knows is because he believed what they had told him but, as she herself points out, none of them have proven anything. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To add onto the possibility of Kyon and Haruhi, look at how we come to know the other members. What happens? Questions: If Kyon is the real god, what is it with that event 3 or 4 years ago when Haruhi (supposedly) recreated the universe? This results in contradictions between his stated desires and his actions, which he usually rationalizes by claiming that he was coerced into his own actions. Actually Haruhi gets her deal of character development in the series too. For example, he outwardly presents himself as a skeptic, always arguing in favor of the most mundane possibility in any situation, and claiming that Haruhi forced him to join the SOS Brigade, but confesses in the opening narration of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya that he wishes extraordinary things existed. Come with me for a moment in a visualization. Kyon was a god in his original world, but he stopped believing in the supernatural, his world became utterly mundane, and he grew bored so he subconsciously looked out into the multiverse and saw Haruhi's universe, he went to the universe thus becoming Haruhi's slider, he still has an innate ability to warp reality but Haruhi has priority as it is her universe, the subconscious warping of reality causes … Tsuruya-san's proposal could not have come at … Itsuki introduces Kyon to closed space. It was later revealed that Yuki used some of Haruhi's reality-warping abilities to completely rewrite the world. He also just goes by ‘Kyon’. Unlike the other three Brigade members, Kyon is confident that Haruhi would not destroy the world out of petty frustration, and treats her the same as if she were a normal human. Come to think of it, in the climax of Season 1, he was pretty much both simultaneously, in a PG, socially-appropriate sort of way. Itsuki annoys Kyon with his relentlessly cheerful personality, wordy lecturing, tendency to violate Kyon's personal space by putting his face too close, borderline-outrageous comments, kowtowing to Haruhi's ideas, and half-joking insinuations of a romance between him and Haruhi. She is the only member of the SOS Brigade (and one of the few characters period) whom he addresses with an honorific, referring to her as "Asahina-san". At North High, Kyon tries to make small talk with the girl sitting behind him, Haruhi Suzumiya, after she introduced herself as only wanting to associate with aliens, time travelers, espers and sliders. This troper had the exact same idea, and is really glad someone else did, too. For much of the series Kyon denies having any liking for Haruhi, but in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya he becomes desperate to see Haruhi, and ultimately realizes that he is fond of her. So according to that logic, represents Brahma, whose role is Creation. In "Love at First Sight" he even reveals to Kyon that his relentless cheerfulness is feigned. But wouldn't that create a paradox if he transferred his powers to her? His sister is kept too youthful and ditsy to challenge him. I was watching The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi, and the scene when Asakura attack Kyon is rather confusing.So this is what happens: After Kyon has a mental struggle with himself, when he was about to shoot normal-Nagato with the device that android-Nagato gave … Kyon is able to tell the difference between a real Mikuru and a fake one (although a fake Mikuru has only appeared once, in "Snow Mountain Syndrome") as he knows about the birthmark on her breast. Keep in mind that Kyon wanted to believe in aliens, espers, and time travel back in high school, but gave it up to turn "normal" — which would be placed at around... 3 years before the series started. For example, he outwardly presents himself as a skeptic, always arguing in favor of the most mundane possibility in any situation, and claiming that Haruhi forced him to join the SOS Brigade, but confesses in the opening narration of The … God!Kyon travels to the past (perhaps to prevent a destructive paradox) at that day when everything began (Espers were created, time-quake, data explosion) and gives his powers to Haruhi again. He believes that Yuki's actions to alter the world were because of emotions, and he tries to keep up with her emotional development. All this troper has to say on the matter is this: The Unreliable Author has been screwing around with us from the beginning Chris Carter style. I'm really glad Kyon told off Haruhi, the way she was treating Mikuru just wasn't right. Even if it were true without any other base reason, in a very real way it. 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