I… have delved very deep into Homestuck and wanted to suggest a theory, for what the meaning to Homestuck is. Everything, is centered around the ultimate riddle. So, this is THE, theory of Homestuck itself I’m proposing originally. So, you have to think about Homestuck on a broad scale. First, the seven gates, those are clear representations of opening your chakras, and upon getting to skaia, this represents enlightenment. Now then, upon reaching enlightenment you receive, ENLIGHTENMENT to the meaning of the universe. Karkat once states when questioned that when he receives a bit of this knowledge, it’s complicated, but basically if you didn’t do what you were going to do or have done then you couldn’t have existed because the actions that have and will be taken are needed in order for you to have ever existed. The ouroboros, represents the beginning and end of time, so he’s basically referencing that. Now then, here’s the thing, John, is meant to answer the ultimate riddle. What IS, the ultimate riddle though. The thing is throughout the story it’s a commonly recurring element of: good and evil clash, a greater power kills everyone, the universe becomes more complex, all of it repeats. Prospit v Derse, Bec Noir becomes a representation of death, everything becomes more complex. Bec Noir v Peregrine, Lord English emerges as representation of death, everything becomes more complex. Calliope v Lord English … That’ll probably be the final time it repeats, and then most likely things will loop back to square one by the future creating the past, and the future dying as the past is born, as is the nature of the Ouroboros. Now then, the meaning of the universe is said to be stated as said by Doc Scratch, in the Vast Explicative, by The Sufferer. The Sufferer represents unity and rebellion, basically. (btw see the mspa page I altered to include mythological roles since it used to not have that section at all which is really stupid I had to create everything word for word in that things ugh. This page tells how the Sufferer is a representation of not just Jesus like everyone stereotyped but also of Prometheus, a mythological Titan that also represented rebellion and love for many.) Even back then, high bloods v low bloods, Condesce becomes representation of death, everything becomes more complex again. This pattern of good v evil, a representation of death showing up, and everything becoming more complex has been demonstrated on a grand scale, THREE times now. But one thing recurs in all of them that pertains to the Sufferer. In every single one, good and evil at the last second unite as one, in an effort to kill death itself. Unite. Sufferer = Unity = What happens at the last second against death every time. And also, every time, this unity is crushed by the representation of death. This is demonstrating a shift entirely from good v evil to unity v death. So, this problem of unity v death recurs through all of homestuck, along with everything becoming more complex over and over, shown in quads, races, character traits, you name it. The question then becomes, and will likely be answered by John as stated from the very beginning by Nanna: How do you break the cycle of everyone united v death? That’s the question you can gather from all these recurring elements you can tie to the entirety of Homestuck. How do you break the cycle of everyone v death? That is the question. Reminds me of the classical question of to be or not to be. In otherwords life v death. And what is death? A problem brought through TIME. And what is life? An antithesis of death brought through SPACE. Space v time naturally is their aspects. The answer may in fact become, at that moment, unity through death. Think about it, Calliope exists after soul death (due to eyes being black because why the hell else would they be black) proving perhaps everyone else can, meaning there would be a motive for Calliope to combine with Caliborn. This in turn explains why the monster destroying everyone has her wand. If she doesn’t destroy everything and everyone, they cannot be created in the first place. In turn, she combines with Caliborn to stop this problem. The solution to this problem of unity v death will become unity with death itself. Existing in death. Everyone that is destroyed will live on deceased, an ironic truth.
At least, that is all my theory anyway.