okay so remember that whole kanej scene in crooked kingdom where kaz asks inej about dunyasha and inej says that she may have been her shadow. then inej also talks about the suli and says, “the suli believe that when we do wrong, we give life to our shadows. every sin makes the shadow stronger, until eventually the shadow is stronger than you.” kaz then says that his shadow would bring permanent night to ketterdam and inej is like or maybe your just someone else’s shadow. and then he’s like i might be pekka rollins’ shadow then.
- so if dunyasha is inej’s shadow and kaz is pekka rollins’ shadow then is matthias’ shadow the young drüskelle who k!lled him? because the young drüskelle was literally just a reflection of matthias. and when matthias first became a drüskelle he thought he was doing “good” by hurting the grisha but when he changed and actually did good, maybe then his shadow was given life because in the eyes of the drüskelle matthias was actually doing bad by helping nina and other grisha. so every good thing that matthias did made his shadow (the young drüskelle) stronger. so then matthias was eventually k!lled by his own shadow.
- maybe i’m reading too much into this. i literally thought of this last night and felt like their was a connection. sorry if it’s kind of hard to understand, my thoughts are all over the place :))