タイコ・ビジョンの構造分析

pac4.pngP.A. シャポー(P.A. Chapeau)
2017/07/21 18:02:30
最近になってタイコをとりまく話題が増えていっていることに、エージェントのコダマスマイルズが関心を寄せている。五年前のコミックコン2012で初めて明らかとなったタイコのビジョンを描いたポスターに関する素晴らしい分析を書き起こしてくれたよ。

Miley Yamamoto headshot.jpgコダマ・スマイルズ(KodamaSmiles)
ここ最近、タイコにまつわる情報が数多く挙がっていますね。

タイコの描いた五枚のポスターの意味するところを理解するため、改めてその幾つかを調べてみたいと考えたわ。

私の考えでは、タイコのポスターには幾つか基本となる構成要素があるわね。

1) 異なる時代や場所に関する確かなビジョンのようね。過去のビジョンである場合もあるわね、メス・アイナク遺跡にある首無しの仏像のようにね。これはおそらくは特殊部隊に所属していた当時のハンク・ジョンソンによるアフガニスタンでの活動に関わるのではないでしょうか。あるいは未来のビジョンである場合もあるわね。チューリッヒでのジャービスの死やキューピッドスパンでのポータルを介したジャービスの出現を予言していたようにね。

2) 暗号文
どれも「シーザー暗号」と呼ばれる至極単純な暗号みたいね。この暗号形式は文字を設定された数だけ前後にシフトさせるというものよ。アルファベットのAを1だけシフトさせればBになるようにね。これらの暗号文はナイアンティック計画のメンバーが述べた意見と関わりあるようですし、聴覚的な要素もあるわね。

3) メッセージ
タイコの特徴的な走り書きは、謎めいた短文だけれど、遠回しに警告や予言、あるいは何かしらビジョンの本質を彼なりに伝えようとしているわ。

4) 地図
ポスターのどこかに必ずすぐにそれとわかる地図の輪郭があるわね。例えば今回紹介しているポスターでは、キューピッドスパンの右手にはカリフォルニアの地図がありますね。

5) 第二のビジョン
タイコのビジョンを描いたポスターには必ず別のビジョンも含まれているわね。大抵は鉛筆で走り書きしたものよ。今回のポスターでは、カリフォルニア・シティで過ごしていた子どもの頃のジャービスが自宅付近に墜落した試作のジェット機に遭遇したことがわかるわ。

タイコの「ビジョン」を描いたポスターはひとつの時と場所を指し示すだけではないと私は考えています。それらはひとつのビジョンではないのです。それ自体がアノマラスゾーンのようなものなのです。タイコは複数の場所や複数の時代、様々な声や映像を経験したうえで、そのビジョンを統合してみせているのです。

P.A. シャポー

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Agent KodamaSmiles
2017/07/21 17:58:14
Tycho's been in the news a lot lately...

I wanted to go back and examine some of his original 5 visions to understand the way they worked.

It seems to me, there are a few fundamental ingredients that define the original Tycho posters.

1) They seem to be legitimate visions of other times and places.
Sometimes the past (like the headless buddha at Mes Aynak -- possibly related to Hank Johnson's work in Afghanistan when he was working Spec Ops) or the future (such as the premonition of Jarvis's death in Zurich or his emergence via the Portals at Cupid's Span).

2) The coded phrase.
There always seems to be a simple cipher known as a 'Caesar Shift' (where you simply count up or down the alphabet by a set number of letters for each letter in the cipher -- an example would be that a Caesar Shift of 1 on the letter A is B). These coded phrases seem to always be connected to statements made by members of the Niantic Project at some point... so, there's an auditory component to this vision as well...

3) The message.
Tycho's trademark scrawl... a short, cryptic phrase... Tycho is telling us the essence of the vision in his own, roundabout way, or offering a warning, a premonition or perhaps something else entirely...

4) The map.
There always seems to be the outline of a map somewhere in the picture, hidden in plain sight, usually. In the image attached to this post, for example, you can spot a map of California just to the right of Cupid's Span.

4) The second vision.
Each of Tycho's vision posters always seems to contain one other vision within it... usually a rough pencil scrawl. In the image attached here, we see a moment from Jarvis's childhood, an encounter with an experimental jet that crashed near his home when he was growing up in California City.

It seems to me that Tycho's 'Vision' posters are more than just windows into a single place and time -- they aren't single visions. They're like Anomalous zones in and of themselves. Tycho is experiencing multiple places, multiple times, different voices and images and somehow unifying them through his own vision...

THE ANATOMY OF A TYCHO VISION
July 21, 2017 · by PAC · in 13MAGNUS: Reawakens

Agent Kodamasmiles has taken note of the increased chatter surrounding Tycho in recent days. She's written a great analysis of what defined the original Tycho Vision posters that first surfaced 5 years ago at Comic-Con 2012.

Tycho's been in the news a lot lately...

I wanted to go back and examine some of his original 5 visions to understand the way they worked.

It seems to me, there are a few fundamental ingredients that define the original Tycho posters.

1) They seem to be legitimate visions of other times and places.
Sometimes the past (like the headless buddha at Mes Aynak -- possibly related to Hank Johnson's work in Afghanistan when he was working Spec Ops) or the future (such as the premonition of Jarvis's death in Zurich or his emergence via the Portals at Cupid's Span).

2) The coded phrase.
There always seems to be a simple cipher known as a 'Caesar Shift' (where you simply count up or down the alphabet by a set number of letters for each letter in the cipher -- an example would be that a Caesar Shift of 1 on the letter A is B). These coded phrases seem to always be connected to statements made by members of the Niantic Project at some point... so, there's an auditory component to this vision as well...totkywalobktkaxgrqzcuyzcua

3) The message.
Tycho's trademark scrawl... a short, cryptic phrase... Tycho is telling us the essence of the vision in his own, roundabout way, or offering a warning, a premonition or perhaps something else entirely...

4) The map.
There always seems to be the outline of a map somewhere in the picture, hidden in plain sight, usually. In the image attached to this post, for example, you can spot a map of California just to the right of Cupid's Span.4e57cicd5hqnxthe

4) The second vision.
Each of Tycho's vision posters always seems to contain one other vision within it... usually a rough pencil scrawl. In the image attached here, we see a moment from Jarvis's childhood, an encounter with an experimental jet that crashed near his home when he was growing up in California City.

It seems to me that Tycho's 'Vision' posters are more than just windows into a single place and time -- they aren't single visions. They're like Anomalous zones in and of themselves. Tycho is experiencing multiple places, multiple times, different voices and images and somehow unifying them through his own vision...

Agent Kodamasmiles via Google+

-PAC

H. Richard Loeb
2017/07/21 18:02:30
Agent Kodamasmiles has taken note of the increased chatter surrounding Tycho in recent days. She's written a great analysis of what defined the original Tycho Vision posters that first surfaced 5 years ago at Comic-Con 2012.