I literally just thought of this, and maybe other people have already thought about this, but here’s the deal.
Lil Cal has been in Dave, Dirk, Terezi, Gamzee, and Jack Noir’s possession so far. Recently, Jack Noir looked into Lil Cal’s eyes and saw Caliborn’s soul. Then Caliborn was able to control him and Jack Noir went on a rampage.
Gamzee had Lil Cal earlier, and he looked into Lil Cal’s eyes. Caliborn then convinced him to stop eating the sopor slime. Why? Because the sopor slime may have been delaying the reaction to looking in Lil Cal’s eyes, and acted as sort of a barrier between Gamzee and Caliborn. But eventually the sopor slime wasn’t enough and Caliborn got through to Gamzee and he went on a rampage.
Now here’s where Dave, Dirk, and Terezi become important. They have all had Lil Cal, but none of them have gone on murderous rampages. Why?
Well, what do they all have in common?
THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING BLOCKING THEIR EYESIGHT. Dave and Dirk wear those thick shades, and those act as a barrier between them and Caliborn. Terezi was blinded, and her blindness may have been what kept her from falling under Caliborn’s control.
But now Terezi can see again, and that puts her in real danger of looking in Lil Cal’s eyes and being under Caliborn’s control.
Now here’s where things get really… out-there.
Aranea orchestrated Terezi getting her sight back. She used Gamzee to make her feel guilty enough to make Terezi ask her for her sight back. I’ve been reading some Aranea theories lately, and what the main theme seems to be is that Aranea wants to become, and even surpass, Mindfang. Aranea wants to make every aspect of Mindfangs’ life become a part of her life, including Mindfang’s rivalry with Redglare. So Aranea wants Terezi to be her new rival.
But what has Aranea got to do with everything else I just mentioned? Let’s loop back to when Gamzee had Lil Cal and was eating the sopor slime. At one point Gamzee stopped eating the sopor slime, looked in Lil Cal’s eyes, and went on a rampage. This may be because ARANEA TOLD HIM TO. Nobody really knows how long Aranea was controlling Gamzee, we just know she was definitely controlling him during Gamzee and Terezi’s kismessisitude. What if her controlling him started earlier, though?
But if Aranea knew Gamzee was going to go crazy, what would she gain from it? Maybe she just wanted to give Terezi another obstacle, to make her a stronger rival. Think of when Vriska was trying to strengthen Tavros. She was trying to strengthen him because she thought it would help him. Maybe Aranea was trying to indirectly strengthen Terezi so that when she overcame her struggle with Gamzee, Aranea would have a harder fight ahead of her (assuming she DOESN’T know Gamzee is impossible to kill).
But then why in the most recent updates did Gamzee go from being so serene and almost asleep, to raging all over the place and throwing Terezi around? Because CALIBORN AND ARANEA’S CONTROLS ARE CONFLICTING WITH EACHOTHER. Aranea made Gamzee fall peacefully asleep because she was tired of hearing him talk, while Caliborn made Gamzee go crazy after Gamzee looked into Lil Cal’s eyes. Aranea was getting her soul ripped out of her by Brain Ghost Dirk, and that’s what made her lose control of Gamzee and re-instated Caliborn’s control of him. So Aranea and Caliborns’ controls are just CANCELING EACHOTHER OUT, switching back and forth.
In some ways, Aranea was using Caliborn’s control of Gamzee to her advantage, so that Gamzee could wipe out as many of the other trolls as possible and give Aranea less strings to tie. But in other ways it worked against her, and now Gamzee is actually beating Terezi. Without Terezi, Aranea would have no rivalry, and would make her less like Mindfang. Meanwhile Caliborn probably has no idea what Aranea is up to, and probably doesn’t even know who she is. Caliborn just kind of does his own thing, and at the moment he’s harrassing John with his fake world Homosuck.
So, without Caliborn even knowing it, he and Aranea are actually WORKING TOGETHER.
But what if the two of them actually MET? Could they strike a villainous partnership??? Did I just make two theories instead of one big theory??? Am I just stating the obvious??? I don’t even know anymore. Just wanted to get this off my chest. I probably made a lot of mistakes XD.