@55Cyanides Again, I'm loving your theories, but... Spoiler 1. Yokoyama's Backstory - That's the problem though, she was in NMB in the past, and it isn't the present. And soon, she's gonna take over as AKB GM. What I think may happen though is that she may be cooperating with Gekioko at least temporarily. I have a feeling she doesn't quite like how Salt is doing things although she isn't saying it, and I don''t think she has bad intentions, but I think she just wants Salt to depend on people more. Like how she subtly encouraged Salt to ask for Yoga's help to go and face Sakura. This is gonna sound corny, but perhaps Otabe wants Salt to realise that strength isn't just about how strong you are physically, but your ability to open yourself and your vulnerabilities to others, and learning how to depend on others. MG always has some moral story behind it haha. And how Gekioko comes into the picture, I think Otabe herself wants Salt to face Antonio. Not for Antonio to take Majijo down or anything like that, but to give back some meaning to Salt's life so that Salt will realise that there are others out there stronger/better than her or if not stronger, someone who matches her level. Whatever happens, I don't think Otabe would just allow Gekioko to take over Majijo though. Of course, Antonio probably doesn't think anything about Salt and is maybe still thinking only about reaching the top, and while Otabe's and Antonio's interests may be different, they probably need each other's cooperation to make things happen. 2. Building an Army - You make a really good point about this though. I'm not sure about JKT/SNH, but it'll allow cameos for a whole bunch of girls. 3. Who Gains From All This? - Now this is what I've been wondering the whole time. It's been 3 episodes, and we actually still don't know much about GekiOko, other than they want to take the top from all the schools. And that's basically all we know. Like we had the way things worked in Majijo, and the current condition of the school explained to us by Team Hinabe and etc whereas in Gekioko, all we could do was guess from whatever was shown to us. In a way, there's a severe lack of information about them. Which does possibly mean there's more to Gekioko than everything that is being shown so far. Yeah, and I think that's what Antonio said herself too when she talked about building an army. She said at the moment, they were no match for Majijo. And as you said, for them to be antagonists, if they only have Antonio and Kobii as strong characters, there's a severe power imbalance. I wonder if we'll see some strong allies coming in for Gekioko. Maybe it'll be reaaally late into MG, for people who can only come in as cameos *coughs Gekikara coughs* Since Rena is getting that stage play with Yui, I don't know if they'll bring her in as a cameo or not at all. But if they can and if they do, I can really only see her coming in as a Gekioko ally. Cause out of everyone left in Majijo, the only one Gekikara would know is Otabe. Though Gekikara was part of Majijo, there's pretty much no one in Majijo left that she cares about. And maybe she might join forces with Gekioko to help in Otabe's cause of bringing back some order to Majijo. This will also make sense to the real life allusion because all the sister group members including her SKE girls are all gathered in Gekioko Also apart from Kojiharu, all the other Rappappa from MG 1 have graduated from AKB, so they most likely won't make a cameo in MG. So that really just leaves Rena. Oh wait, there's also Yukirin I guess (now she would be complicated cause of her current kennin with NMB haha) If we're talking about cameo from MG2 though, Rappapa also had Gakuran/Sae who is pretty much a full sister group member now as well. Possible ally? hahaha. And about Antonio, again because I keep alluding to them in real life, I really cannot see Sayanee as cunning and deceitful. It's way too far off her real life image who until now has a honourable and relatively clean image.