‘Dorohedoro’ Season 1 Ending Explained: Laying out the clues of a mystery that is still unsolved

Spoilers for ‘Dorohedoro’ Season 1

For all its chaos, tangential storylines and mind-bending motion, one should always remember that ‘Dorohedero’ is a mystery — one that Season 1 leaves unsolved. Nonetheless, it is price trying again via the season for clues. Very similar to the finish of every episode, we’ll assessment what we have discovered about Caiman’s (Wataru Takagi) mysterious circumstances — and precisely the place he and Nokaido (Reina Kondo) stand at the finish of Season 1.

The Cross Eyes Man

At a while in the previous, throughout his rise to energy, the ultra-powerful mushroom sorcerer En (Kenyu Horiuchi) got here up in opposition to the {powerful} chief of the Cross Eyes gang. This man was so {powerful} that he pushed even En to his limits. En unleashed his powers, turning everybody in the metropolis into mushrooms, however he believes he noticed this mysterious chief disappear via a doorway, regardless of being beheaded. This is why En seeks a time-traveller — he desires to return in time to verify, as soon as and for all, the man is lifeless.

The Alley

A while later, Nokaido discovered a physique in an alley, with a lizard head and crosses over its eyes, bringing it to the hospital. This lizard-headed man was Caiman, so named for a species of lizard he resembles. Caiman, for his half, remembers nothing of his earlier life — however in direction of the finish of the season, he is aware of that “one thing evil” had been rising bigger and bigger inside him, till he woke as much as his new life in the Gap, with no reminiscences and a unusual man in his mouth.


Caiman can’t talk with the man in his mouth, however we study that his particular person is a copy, of types, of a man with cross-eyes named Risu (Songdo), whose head was present in a locked field. As soon as resurrected, we discover that Risu labored for the cross-eyes gang, earlier than he was killed by a mysterious determine who appears to be like a lot like the man who confronted En six years in the past. Risu is additionally greatest pals with a mysterious man named Akaiwa whose face is by no means proven, however who will get complications and disappears — Akaiwa is someway linked to Risu’s homicide.

Who is accountable?

To date, the solely lead there is as to who remodeled Caiman is Ebiyu (Miyu Tomita), whose magic energy is revealed to be the means to remodel individuals into lizards. She is the one particular person whom the Risu-ghost inside Caiman’s mouth acknowledges. He doesn’t inform her “You aren’t the one,” as he does for all different sorcerers, however as an alternative says, “You bought in my means!” — implying that she had one thing to do with Risu’s demise herself. 


Whereas Nokaido could not have had a lot to do with the mystery surrounding Caiman’s demise, she has grown to be his closest buddy, and it is price taking a look at what occurred to her story. Because of a compelled contract signed with En, she has a hyperlink to him, as his associate. This offers him the means to manage her — and, theoretically, provides her the means to manage him — however she has eliminated the contract from inside her physique. It should still regenerate, however provided that she sees En once more — and she or he and Caiman ended the season having run far, far-off from the sorcerer’s world.

It is also price noting that she has not confirmed that she has time-traveling powers, nor have we seen her show it, solely that she has a energy that she desires to cover from En. It was En who claims she had these powers, and she or he has by no means been in a place to disclaim it. It could be a whereas earlier than we discover out what her magic really does, as she promised by no means to make use of it once more with the intention to stay pals with Caiman.

What we’ll study in Season 2 is still hidden in chaos — and that is ‘Dorohedoro.’ 

All episodes of ‘Dorohedero’ Season 1 at the moment are accessible on Netflix.

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