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'Unbreakable' Fan Theory: Could Elijah Price Have a Superpower?

They called me Mr. Glass...

Remember back when M. Night Shyamalan was good? Back when he was making films like The Sixth Sense and Signs? Too bad since then, he's been too busy making movies like Lady in the Water, After Earth, and The Last Airbender.

But his most recent film, Split, ended with a little bit of a surprise.

So, with this mind-blowing ending, it looks like Shyamalan is finally back, and he's revealed that he's making a crossover film between Unbreakable and Split.

Filming has already begun for Glass, the new movie which will feature Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb.

Well, I can say that I'm definitely gonna watch this movie, but before I do, I want to talk a little about one of the best characters I've ever seen in film: Elijah Price.

On the surface, Elijah appears to be a simple, mysterious man diagnosed with Type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta, who has spent his life believing that if he was frail and easily broken, there must be someone on the opposite end of the spectrum who was unbreakable.

However, at the end of the film, we discover that Elijah had killed hundreds in order to find the unbreakable person and justify his existence as the villain to someone's hero.

But I think there's a little bit more to the surface to Elijah than just some sad criminal trying to find an indestructible person. I don't think Elijah is just a villain. I think he's a SUPER villain.

This theory was not created by me. I do not know the creator, but it's a relatively popular fan theory that I want to spread because of how much I believe in it.

First things first, it's made clear in Unbreakable that David and Elijah are on opposite sides of the spectrum. David is a superhero who can't be sick or injured, and Elijah is extremely fragile and is easily injured. If David is a superhero, it's likely that on the opposite end, Elijah is a supervillain.

So, if Elijah really is a supervillain and actually has a superpower, then what would it be?

I think Elijah has the ability to control minds. He can influence people to say things they wouldn't normally say, and have them do things they're under no obligation to do. And here's the evidence:

First, after Elijah falls down a flight of stairs, he is sent to physical therapy, and somehow ends up with David's wife, Audrey, a physical therapist.

This doesn't seem too unlikely, but if you click here, you can see the amount of physical therapists in Philadelphia. So, out of all the physical therapists in the city, the odds of Elijah ending up with the wife of the ONE person he's been studying is a little bit unbelievable.

It's not IMPOSSIBLE, but it seems a little more likely that something as coincidental as that was set up.

But we need more evidence to back up the theory that Elijah can control minds. During the conversation between Audrey and Elijah, Audrey spills a lot of information about her personal life and briefly pauses to wonder aloud why she's telling him all this.

I mean, think about it: why would Audrey just reveal all this personal information about herself to a literal stranger and one of her several patients that day?

This theory states that he willed her to disclose the information he wanted to hear. But that's not where this ends.

For those of you who don't remember this scene, the man next to Elijah begins to talk to him, and he says:

"I worked in that building twenty-five years. I know all its secrets...Like, if there ever was a fire on floors one, two, or three, everyone in that hotel would be burned alive."


Seriously? Out of all the secrets you know about the hotel, you decide to disclose the random-ass "secret" about people burning to death to a stranger dressed in all purple?

This is one of the only things that really got under my skin about this movie. I mean, why would that random stranger tell him that random piece of trivia about how people could get burned alive in a building? It makes no sense...unless, of course, Elijah willed him to indulge that information.

I mean, it just makes sense too if you want to look at the parallels. It doesn't quite make sense to have a superhero on one end of this spectrum and a normal villain on the other.

What makes sense is a superhero on one end (Dunn) and a supervillain on the other (Elijah).

DAMN, I'm excited for this movie. What do you think of the theory? Is it true? Is it truuuue?

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