"This woman here depicted will possess unseen marks. Signs that she will be the one to bring forth my works. Bind them with fury, a burning anger unless prevented at vulgar cost this woman will render the greatest power unto utter desolation. This woman, without pretense, will have had her effect, never having seen the beauty of my sky behind Mt. Subasio. Perhaps a single glance would have quelled her fire."
Sydney did possess these unseen marks (size of her heart and DNA), but Vaughn and Jack were able to free Sydney from DSR custody and whisk her away to the views of Mt. Subasio. Sydney became another Rambaldi “articfact” the DSR was unable to hold on to. As I re-read the prophecy, I see perhaps an alternative interpretation. Sydney has possessed great power. She was able to bring down SD-6, the Covenant and is on her way to ridding the world of P5, but all to her own personal desolation. She’s been bound with fury and a burning anger, as evil after evil has taken 2 years of her life, placed her sister in a coma and “killed” her one true love. Perhaps the “works” Rambaldi speaks of is the work of peace, of ridding the world of anger and hate. Wasn’t that what Sloane’s objective was related to Rambaldi? To put additives in the water supply to alter the human condition, to bring forth peace and generosity? Was PEACE not the message Sloane received from El Dire (The Telling)?
Rambaldi predicted that there would to be a historical moment that was to take place on a certain date, at a certain time. Kendall and the CIA, along with the DSR (led by Director Brandon and Kerry Bowman) dispersed teams to track down what they thought was an explosive device. It was the De Regno Heart. As they obtained the heart, simultaneously Sloane received the news from Conrad the monk, that he had a daughter, the Passenger. That was the historical moment. This was followed by Sloane’s streak of redemption, this quest for peace and for finding his daughter. It was not a historic moment of destruction or war, it was a historic moment that led Sloane to Omni-Fam (helping millions of people world wide).
We have been operating under the assumption that Sydney is the one of evil predicted by Rambaldi. Those protecting Nadia have made it seen as if Nadia’s the one who will save them, that Sydney must be stopped. Irina told Sydney, before she jumped from the building at the end of season 2, that was indeed The Chosen One, that she was the only one who could stop the evil, and she did. She was able to bring down the giant Mueller Device in Svogda, but only to be confronted by P5 and the possibility of Vaughn’s betrayal. I can only conclude that Rambaldi’s prophecy above is only half true, due mainly to Sydney’s visit to Subasio. How can we explain the inconsistency? Is it a plot whole? Is she truly the Chosen One?
As for the battle between sisters, I can only imagine that the prophecy will be shown in the last few episodes of this season. The symbol of Rambaldi was explained in season 4. Sydney said her mother was on tape talking to an unidentified man about the symbol.
What are your ideas? What do you think of my interpretation of the prophecy in regards to Sydney’s power? What to you predict will be the outcome? Is Rambaldi’s work about peace?