Hey gaiz, I was doin' some thinkin' and decided I'd make a thread about what each character was supposed to learn from their respective lands. Pitch in if you think of anything more.
John: Land of Wind and Shade: Not really sure. Probably how to be cool and collected and breeze forward when needed. Courtesy of cautiousCapricorn he may need to learn to deal with the shade of uncertainty, sort of like he had to deal with his father's room. Courtesy of Quirk, John would probably learn maturity from his consorts.
Dave: Land of Heat and Clockwork: Knight of Time: How to stop hiding behind coolness and to start taking action. To lose his cool to the heat and to stop hiding from the light the heat gives off. Courtesy of Avi - supposed to learn patience as well and to work within the rules. Courtesy of Masterweaver: Dave may also learn patience from his consorts.
Rose: Land of Light and Rain: Seer of Light: That not everything is fouled up with darkness, and to learn how to appreciate things at face value for what they are, and not what they might be. Courtesy of The_Codfish: Rose may learn caution from her consorts, due to them being smart yet cowardly. Courtesy of PandaK: her consorts were also there to teach her to go slow and steady, which isn't what she's doing.
Jade: Land of Frost and Frogs: Witch of Space: Not really sure. Maybe she was supposed to learn how to chill out and not be so silly all the time, or rather to learn that there's a time and a place for it, hence how sooner or later she'll need to use the forge. Courtesy of calibratedTempest, she may have needed to learn to become motherly in order for the repopulation effort to work.
Aradia: Land of Quartz and Melody: Maid of Time: If I remember correctly, there are people who think quartz can house essence or spirit within it. Either way, I think Aradia was supposed to learn how to feel again. She may've had to learn how to take care of things like a mother would.
Tavros: Land of Sand and Zephyr: Page of Breath: Perhaps he was supposed to learn how to depend on himself rather than depending on the monsters all the time while going in his own direction. Courtesy of FFWF, he may've also had to learn how to support others.
Sollux: Land of Brains and Fire: Mage of Doom: Maybe he was supposed to learn not to envy other brains and to take solace in his own. Courtesy of Bobikus, he needed to learn how not to let his visions affect him as much.
Karkat: Land of Pulse and Haze: Knight of Blood: Obvious. Supposed to learn to accept his blood, and possibly supposed to learn how he can't control everything.
Nepeta: Land of Little Cubes and Tea: Rouge of Heart: Perhaps she was supposed to learn how to calm down and be more sophisticated (as evidenced by her apparel,) or maybe it's the opposite and she needs to learn how to stop roleplaying.
Kanaya: Land of Rays and Frogs: Sylph of Space: Courtesy of Bobikus, she may have needed to learn how to give people space, and not to be obsessed with fashion. Courtesy of calibratedTempest, she may have needed to learn to become motherly in order for the repopulation effort to work.
Terezi: Land of Thought and Flow: Seer of Mind: Might be the only one who actually grew up, she was supposed to learn how to take a step back and figure people out, or perhaps she was supposed to learn to accept things as they were, as evidenced by the flow, instead of always relying on justice.
Vriska: Land of Maps and Treasure: Thief of Light: Supposed to learn how to take a step back and think things through rather than always being off and chasing adventure. Supposed to learn when enough's enough that way she can savor the good times.
Equius: Land of Caves and Silence: Heir of Void: Probably supposed to learn not to feel uncomfortable with being alone and how to meditate. Perhaps he's supposed to learn how to explore and be content with himself, and through all that he could release himself from the shackles of the hemospectrum.
Gamzee: Land of Tents and Mirth: Bard of Rage: Likely supposed to learn how to enjoy himself more.
Eridan: Land of Wrath and Angels: Prince of Hope: Maybe supposed to learn how to relax? Or perhaps he was supposed to learn there's a time and a place to give in, but giving into Bec Noir wasn't a good idea? Courtesy of Plummet: a righteous way of getting what he desires.
Feferi: Land of Dew and Glass: Witch of Life: She may have to learn how it feels to be put in a controlled space and taken care of that way she knows not to control every little thing. Courtesy of Wheeeeeeatthins, she's supposed to learn not to be so excited and to have some foresight into her actions.