10 Things You Definitely Missed in Dark

Netflix’s German original T.V. series Dark aired its final season on June 27, 2020. The last episodes brought out how the staggering cycle of situations, which unfurled for  three  seasons, was a tangle of alternate worlds and wormholes and oddities.  

Beginning with the e first episode, Dark was a very much planned riddle box. There were incredible moments of portending, or references, and call-backs that fans couldn’t have understood with only one viewing. So here are some aspects you might have missed from the pilot episode right to the final episode. 

On that note, Welcome back to Watch Tank. Stay tuned as we take you to our top 10 facts that you missed in Dark. 

Number 10 – Biblical reference 

Noah, the main antagonist in the Dark series
Noah, the main antagonist in the Dark series

ark is a series with numerous biblical topics. The characters’ names draw  impetus from people found in the Bible, whom God orders or encounters sooner or later. For instance, Jonas, the fundamental protagonist, is the biblical character who was wholely swallowed and lived inside a whale for three days after disobeying God’s directions about his future.  

On the other hand, Jonas Kahnwald, who in season 1 thinks it’s hard to come to terms with the situations set out. It may be said that these biblical references are likely not merely accidental, but they convey inside themselves a more profound metaphorical and philosophical significance in Dark. Again, when Agnes goes up against Noah in the St. Christopher’s Church, the numbers 47, 904, 24, and 182 appear on a background board.  

The number 24 may be there to imply Matthew 24 from the New Testament, in which Jesus cautions them of “the destruction of the temple and signs of the end times.” Noah was working for Adam, whose essential objective was to kill his world from existence.  

The number 182 referred to Lamech, a man highlighted in Genesis 5:28, who had a child when 182 years of age. What do you think the name is? Noah.  

Number 9 – The doppler 

Elisabeth Doppler (Dark Series)
Elisabeth Doppler (Dark Series)

“Doppler” in German signifies “double,” which could allude to quite a few things in this show, including the timelines, double lives, and universes. However, it could likewise indicate the Doppler impact or Doppler move, a phenomenon where the adjustment in the frequency of a wave is comparable to an observer moving comparatively with the wave source. The Doppler impact is why vehicles coming toward somebody and afterward heading out will sound and sometimes even appear to be unique.  

With the most recent improvement for the Doppler family in Season 2, this could have more special significance. Winden police boss Charlotte Doppler, Karoline Eichhorn, discovered that her daughter Elisabeth endured a very long time after the nuclear holocaust and had a little girl, who was taken back in time and raised. That little girl is Charlotte. So every lady is each other’s mother and little girl, a double personality. Yet, contingent upon the point of view or age, one could be viewed as a greater degree, a little girl, or a mother.  

Number 8 – Tannhaus’ book

Aside from time travel and the alternate universe, ‘The Journey Through Time Book’ by H.G Tanenhaus is a significant source for the show’s thoughts. The book discusses time travel and fills in as a manual for building and using time machines and is described to Claudia by Helge as bearing a great deal of noteworthiness, which ought not to be neglected.  

Albeit all names have meaning, some unquestionably seem, by all accounts, to be more critical than others on the show. The “H.G.” in clockmaker H.G. Tannhaus’ name refers to “The Time Machine” creator H.G. Wells, who promoted the idea of time travel in mainstream society. The family name could refer to the Tannhäuser entryway in the “Blade Runner” universe, which is a twist gateway for multidimensional interstellar space travel.  

Number 7- Jonas’ Yellow Coat Bears Significance 

Jonas’ yellow raincoat has additionally become a  symbol for the series and is one of the things that stay throughout and consistently with the series. The yellow raincoat is a thing that doesn’t change through time and remains as the sole identifier of the 2019 rendition of Jonas and his journey through time.  

The yellow color itself speaks to optimism and inspiration and attracts similarities to a fisherman’s yellow raincoat, which is said to expand visibility in dark territories. We realize that this generally will be fitting for both Jonas and Martha, whose time voyages have, on occasion, been troublesome and dark.  

The yellow coat has become a statement. What is your view? Let us know in the comments below. 

Number 6 – Music 

The tune heard in Mads’ tape player, and on T.V. and again later in season one, has an expressive association with the occasions in Dark. The 1984 tune “Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann” by Nena is first heard toward the end of the first episode, yet it’s repeated all through Dark.  

It plays again when Helge is driving in the season one finale, minutes before his more established self crashes a vehicle into him. At that point, it plays the last time over the credits of the season three (and entire series) finale.  

In English, the title means “Some way or another, Somewhere, Sometime,” which connects the thoughts of characters going through time all through the show. The initial refrain is additionally wonderfully connected to Jonas’ and Martha’s appalling destinies. 

Number 5 – Greek myth reference 

Greek myth ending of the series Dark
Greek myth ending of the series Dark

In a similar episode, we have the main clues about the association between Dark and Ariadne and Theseus’ Greek myth. Throughout each of the three seasons of Dark, Ariadne’s myth is referredto or implied several times. The banner behind Martha in the above scene was the absolute first to indicate this continuous subject.  

In season one, Martha is projected in the school play as Ariadne, a character built on Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, a ground-breaking warrior and supposed child of Zeus. Legend says that Ariadne was given the errand of defending the Labyrinth by her father. She fails to do as she falls in love with Theseus, who comes into the maze to murder the inhabitant Minotaur. Ariadne inevitably helps force Theseus out of the Labyrinth and encourages him to accomplish his objective. Henceforth, Martha’s Ariadne monologue in the fifth episode ought to be analyzed and considered, as it is an early foretelling of Martha’s excursion and her job in cooperating with Jonas to unwind the secrets of the time loop. The same play form of “Ariadne” that Martha acts in her school is a similar play we later viewed by Gustav Tanenhaus perusing during the period of the 1800’s.  

Stranger-Jonas’ hotel room had  pictures of Theseus and the Minotaur. Additionally, H.G. Tannhaus’ book was published by an organization called “MinoTauros.” Adding to the “Ariadne” subject, Stranger-Jonas has several photos of labyrinths and Minotaurs in his hotel room. However, the Greek myth’s most subtle reference originates from the publishing house, who was responsible Tannhaus’ book. 

Number 4 – Kafkaesque and Faust reference 

The 1953 article about Ulrich is observed throughout the series. It starts with plain text announcing the story with the feature referencing a picture with an interrogation, “Is this man a child murderer?”.  

An eagle-eyed Redditor, notwithstanding, observed that the body of the article foregoes the standard thing “lorem ipsum” Latin and preferably utilizes lines from different works by Franz Kafka, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Trial,” “The Hunger Artist,” and “In the Penal Colony,” among others. Kafka’s works mix the genuine and the fabulous and regularly convey a component of danger to them. Indeed, even “Kafkaesque” portrays circumstances or stories that are “set apart by a silly, disorienting, frequently threatening intricacy” or by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.” 

Explicitly comparable to Ulrich’s circumstance – in which he’s unfairly imprisoned for murder in another period – “The Trial” and “In the Penal Colony” follow similar subjects of blame, uneasiness, crime, punishment, and even torment.  

Indeed, even the story in “The Metamorphosis,” about a man named Gregor who ends up unexpectedly changed into a type of human-sized bug, can apply to this circumstance. Kafka utilized the obscure expression “Une Heures Ungeziefer,” which means “a monstrous vermin,” which doesn’t indicate if he’s a cockroach, a moth, or anything explicit. However, the change makes everybody respect him with horror, much like how Ulrich is presently being dealt with as a colossal child murderer.  

Then again, in one of the school scenes, in episode four, the educator is referring to creator Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose acclaimed play “Faust” has associations with Dark.  

Magnus and Franziska’s teacher were discussing German creator Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His original work was the offensive play “Faust,” an account of a man who deals with the demon. Faust exchanges his soul for power and knowledge, a story that has parallels to Bartosz and Noah in seasons one and two.  

Later in season one, H.G. Tanenhaus and Stranger-Jonas discuss the significance of the number 33 and how that is the age at which the Antichrist’s rule starts. At that point, the scene promptly slices to Noah, remaining outside of Winden’s church. Another odd yet most likely significant association with “Faust” is the poodle Claudia loses in 1953 and afterward finds again in 1986. The canine’s name is Gretchen, which is a similar name as Faust’s love interest for the anecdotal story.  

Did you notice these references? Are these references doing justice to the show? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Number 3 – Infinity Loop 

The infinity loop has become the show’s primary logo and can be spotted throughout the first season. This is even before any of our characters come to understand its centrality. For instance, in ’Lies’, a grave of Mads  is shown from where we discover that he doesn’t have a “death date” yet, instead the infinity symbol to connote his uncertain or proceeding with the end.  

Again, this is to strengthen the possibility that everything is connected and that there are answers to the apparently unanswerable questions in the characters’ lives.  

“Symmetry is a special kind of doubling; the repetition is mirrored along a central axis. So the repetition begins at an imaginary center point and branches off in two opposing directions,”- the teacher mentions. 

As he’s speaking, Franziska passes by the infinity symbol drawn on a blackboard. This is one more acceptable portending of the mirror worlds and how the individuals in those worlds are trapped in a repeating loop of occasions.   

Number 2 – Necklace 

St. Christopher Necklace on Hannah
St. Christopher Necklace on Hannah

Back in 1987, Katharina pulled a Helene’s St. Christopher pendant off her neck, and it was left in the sand. Decades later, Jonas found the same necklace, and Martha put it on a chain for him. The necklace has a trippy pathway through time.  

When Hannah became pregnant with Egon’s child, she initially planned to have an abortion. Hannah went to Fran Obendorf. While there, Hannah met young Helene and revealed her name was Katharina. Hannah left the St. Christopher necklace for Helene, who might then grow up to have a daughter named Katharina. Years later, Jonas’s necklace would be found, which is eventually gifted back to Martha — Helene’s granddaughter. 

Following are some hidden meanings behind spoken aspects or words in the series you didn’t quite notice.  
 

  • “Winden” –  

To channel Richard Dreyfuss, “This implies something!” The name of the town in German could mean numerous things, including “wind,” yet the show’s makers have gone with the signifying “spiral” or “twist,” which bodes well in this winding story that is loaded with twists and even walks out on itself. Essentially, Winden couldn’t get away from its destiny. 

  • Touching forehead- 

In 2053, Elisabeth and Charlotte touched foreheads as similarly done in 2019 when they said goodbye. 

In a sweet call-back in the third season, Elisabeth and Charlotte shared an intimate moment of solace just like they did in the first season. 

  • The family tree  

Eva’s family tree on the floor revealed that Bartosz was Noah and Agnes’ father before the unfolding events. We first saw Eva’s enormous family tree in episode two of season three. It’s not until later that we’re shown how Bartosz is Noah and Agnes’ father, which is revealed through time travel trickery from the Sic Mundus group.  

  • The scars  

The scars on the Unknown’s lips and Martha’s cheek switch sides when they are in mirror worlds. Jonas and Martha’s worlds are literally mirrored to each other. The appearance of the scar depends on the world he belongs to. In Martha’s world, her scar is on the left. In Jonas’ world, it’s on the right. But when Martha travels to Jonas’ world, it’s on her left.  

  • The Nuclear power plant effect  

Growing near the powplant, Regina was affected by radiation that caused breast cancer. But in the origin world, Regina is healthy because there was no power plant. 

Number 1 – Opening credits 

The opening credits showing the mirror-effect on the title card, was an early indication of the idea of an origin world and the two parallel worlds. In the final season, there are three separate worlds. There’s an origin world in which H.G. Tanenhaus created a time-travel device trying to save his son, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law. 

But the creation of the device created a corrupted set of twin worlds: Martha’s world and Jonas’ world, which made the Adam and Eva personas of Jonas and Martha.  

In the first version of the Dark title card, we see three similar road panels. Two of them are mirrored, representing Martha and Jonas’ worlds, with a third representing Tannhaus’ actual world.  

After watching the series, it will make you  think about your existence. It will make you feel “everything is connected.” What are your views on the show? Comment down below and let us know.