Each vial has very distinct characteristics. The first vial on the top row has a thick single lip, thin neck, wide shoulder. The glass is light red and has red liquid in it along with a tooth, with a dark red cork. The second vial on the top row has a thick single lip and no neck. The glass is light purple and has purple liquid in it along with a nail, with a purple cork. The third vial on the top row has a thick single lip, wide shoulder, and slim heel. The glass is light blue and has blue liquid in it along with shells, with a blue cork. The last vial on the top row has a thick double lip, wide shoulder, and slim heel. The glass is light green and has green liquid in it along with a thorn, with a dark green cork. The first vial on the bottom row has a thick single lip and a round body with a small heel. The glass is lime green and has bright green liquid in it along with a molar, with a dull green cork. The second vial on the bottom row has a thin lip with a short neck and thin shoulders with a thick heel. The glass is a dull purple and has grey liquid in it along with specs of gold, with a dark grey cork. The last vial on the bottom row has a thin lip, a very short neck, thin shoulders, and a pear-shaped body ending in a small heel. The glass is a light pink and has pink liquid in it along with a pill, with a dark pink cork.
Uses and Effects
In chapter 15, Wrathia says to Ava Ire to drink the Red Bottle and to 'stop being scared and start being furious' in response to her being trapped with Prudith's limp body inside The Gate to Paradise. Upon drinking the vial, she slowly starts to ramble murderously, and the room goes ablaze. She begins to grow horns and fangs, and her clothing is replaced with wrappings. Ava's full transformation is into Wrava, her pacted form. While it is still unclear as to whether a non-pacted lifeform is able to drink the bottles, it is unlikely that it is possible. It is equally unlikely that someone pacted with a different demon would be able to drink a potion not allocated to them.
The Red Bottle, drunk by Ava, is able to change the personality of the drinker. After consuming it, the drinker becomes extremely furious and maniacal, seemingly embodying the sin of wrath. Similar to some drugs, the bottle makes the drinker feel a "high" while using it. For Ava, she starts to emit copious amounts of heat and fire from her body, burning up her own clothes. However, she acquires new clothes and an appearance similar to that of Wrathia's species. It also seems to be able to superpower objects, as Ava's heart key necklace is transformed into a battle-axe, both the key and the cord growing several feet in length. It is currently unknown if all vial drinkers gain weapons, or only the ones that have outside pact objects (as Ava had the heart key around her neck).
Once the euphoric effect the vial brings the user wears off, the drinker falls unconscious and temporarily forgets what happened while under the vials effects. The user's appearance stays the same, though it is unknown if it is permanent.
The Vials were discovered by Ava while she was talking to Wrathia and looking through Wrathia's plan. Late,r when Ava is trapped in the Gate to Paradise with Prudith and begs Wrathia for help. Wrathia says that she already has the help she needs, and sends Ava one of her bottles from the book. Upon drinking the red bottle, Ava starts to cough lava from her mouth, growing fangs and horns, assuming an appearance similar to Wrathia. Otherworldly clothing begins to mold unto her body. She starts to speak maniacally, and objects around her are set alight.
Many theories have stemmed from the bottles, since Michelle has hinted at immense foreshadowing in her art. Each bottle has been theorized to represent each sin. It has been assumed that the first three bottles in the top row and the first on the bottom row represent wrath (Wrathia), pride (Pedri), envy (Nevy), and lust (Tuls), respectively, due to their color and the objects within the bottles. The remaining three bottles are suspected to be for the three possessed lifeforms and demons that have not yet been introduced: sloth, gluttony, and greed.
A major theory that has been agreed upon by many is that the fourth bottle in the top row is for gluttony, due to the round shape of the bottle and the molar tooth, which is associated with eating. The second bottle in the bottom row may symbolize greed, because of its silver and gold coloring. The last bottle in the bottom row is therefore for the sloth demon, containing what appears to be a sleeping pill.
Another theory is interested in the streaks that appear next to the bottles. Four of the bottles (assumed to be for wrath, pride, lust, and sloth) appear to have a certain number of streaks next to them. Lust has one streak, wrath two, pride three, and sloth four. The prevailing assumption is that these streaks represent the order of which the possessed lifeform and demon have made a pact. Since Maggie and Tuls were first to pact, followed by Ava and Wrathia, this theory is widely accepted. Therefore, the next pacts to be formed will be between Odin and Pedri, and the sloth host and demon. It is undetermined what the lack of streaks next to the remaining three bottles could mean.
It is possible that each bottle causes the user to be overcome by the represented sin; such as how the red bottle, representing Wrath, made Ava extremely furious and murderous as well as taking on a form somewhat between her own and Wrathia's.
It has been confirmed that the second vial, with the nail, is Pedri's as he has to "swallow his pride".
- ↑ Michelle Czajkowski's livestream on March 14 2015
Significant ObjectsAva's battle-axe ◆ Chattermina telephone ◆ Cursed wine ◆ Door of Lust ◆ Drawer of Wrath ◆ Florem Mortem ◆ Gate to Paradise ◆ Limbo Lenses ◆ Maggie's doorknob ◆ Maggie's rose ◆ Odin's notebook ◆ Strategos Six's Sword ◆ Vials ◆ Wrathia's heart key ◆ Wrathia's Plan