- Rum is an effeminate man.
Rum is a old man.
Rum is a strong man.
The question is that what are the reasons of these three interpretations?
A theory of a three member team named Rum is already debunked by Gosho, so what's next?
jason342 wrote:From what I can gather Rum either has the disguising abilities of Vermouth (this would depend on how old he is of course, as some have predicted him to be a young prodigy assassin, if he's too old then I don't think he could have learned without Touichi teaching him).
That leaves the only other option of him having three other associates posing as him to maintain his identity being the 2nd in command of the BO after all, even if Gin refused to meet Akai without testing his loyalty first then I doubt Rum would meet anyone either.
This only allows us to come to the conclusion that after meeting with these loyal associates of Rum (old man possibly Pisco,an effeminate man and a strong man) they being the young naïve and freshly recruited members, would have that image of Rum deeply engraved into their memories.
Therefore they pass down the story to other new members who have yet to meet him, each one telling their story differently.
The story would get mixed up leading to the different descriptions of Rum between various members.
In psychology I studied about reconstructive memory: Bartlett conducted an experiment where he told several people a story about an indigenous population and it included a canoe, long story short it was like Chinese whispers: they were told to pass on the story to the next person, the details of the story changed (the canoe in the original story was changed to a boat, due to their schema's causing them to depict their own culture) which led him to conclude that the schema's involved in reconstructing are memories are fallible and are easily prone to manipulation.
This is the only other way I could see Rum's description being so vague within the organisation, as none of the people beside Gin and Vermouth have seen Rum, leading to different contradicting descriptions.
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The third reply which I got in this thread a reason enough for me to post this question. The answers which I encountered while dealing with this topic were average and lacked conviction. But this third reply seemed a great starting point to me. To unearth every possible nook and cranny is sort of my passion.
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