Post Reply Ajin Season 2 - Decapitation Theory
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Posted 4/3/17
Hello all,

I just finished season 2 of Ajin on Netflix, and I thought it was great. Overall one thing that has bugged me, is the notion that Ajin truly die when they are decapitated. In this theory when an Ajin is decapitated, they're conscious is replaced by a new one. After some research I didn't find any evidence to this.

So I'd like to share my theory. Ajin never truly die, even once they are decapitated. With the former theory, first stated by Sato in the series this could also mean each time an Ajin dies -- no matter how -- a new conscious is formed. Which is a possibility but unlikely.

It only makes sense that even after decapitation that they're conscious is still in tact, just like any other death.
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In the show I always wondered what is the Aijin's core.

It reminds me of an issue of Wolverine where he's reduced to his skeleton but still regenerates from that.

And even Cell from DBZ.
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A lot of it comes down to one perception of a soul, spirit, or whatever you call it.

To a true atheist, with no belief in the metaphysical, as long as the new existence had all the memories of the old one, it is the same. For those that believe in a soul or similar concept, they might believe that even with all that, the existence isn't the same one. (Although if one believes the soul or spirit could exist in some type of afterlife, why couldn't it move to a new existence nearby)?

The question is, however, in the Ajin universe, where does the soul or spirit of the person now reside? Is it in their physical body, or did it leave it when they died the first time (and now resides on a non-physical plane)? If that were the case, they would still be the same existence (at least from that point on) regardless of what happened to their physical body.
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There was that Ajin movie where the main character discovered that he was ajin after his motorcycle accident. He hadn't noticed that he'd been decapitated. When he regained consciousness he'd already grown a new head and he didn't see the decapitated first head. That's how the authorities knew he was ajin and his identity.
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I would say its kind of like what TheAncientOne said.

Like if I was an Ajin and I was decapitated, then "I" would have died, but the person who regenerates is still a Kahluah, just not "me". Existences seem rather tricky to think about, but the whole no two people are the same ideal can be said for two copies of someone. Like, as the same person they will have tendencies to pick the same choices or do the same things, but its not a guarantee, and as soon as a deviation happens they are two different entities despite being the same person.

So in short like, "they" die, but they aren't dead or anything.
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