Okay so we already have a few discussions on the spear. Barrons says it is rumored to have pierced Christ side when he was on the cross.
Then i was reading a post on Nine inch nails. NINE as in Ryodan and the 8 = 9.
Mac already ask Ryodan what him and the 8 are, there for putting Ryodan in the same boat as the 8.
We know from Barrons you never assume anything is dead untill you have poked its ashes and come back a few days later to make sure it is still dead. Like Christ who died on the Cross (Cruce is another form name of cross) and arose 3 days later to live again. Or a pheonix who dies and is reborn in its ashes 3 days later. A mythical creature with wings.
Now i know lots of references and discussions have gone on about Nine Inch nails songs. But what if the NINE in Nine inch nails is also a clue!
The term comes from the Latin crucifixio ("fixing to a cross", from the prefix cruci-, from crux ("cross"), + verb figere, "fix or bind fast".)
The term crucifix derives from the Latin crucifixus or cruci fixus, past participle passive of crucifigere or cruci figere, meaning "to crucify" or "to fix to a cross".
Objects used in the crucifixion of criminals, such as nails, were sought as amulets with perceived medicinal qualities
Ancient Egyptian Taweret amulet, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1539–1292 BC.An amulet (from Latin amuletum; earliest extant use in Pliny's Natural History, meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble"), a close cousin of the talisman (Arabic: طلاسم / transliterated: tilasm), consists of any object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner.
Potential amulets include: gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, animals, etc.; even words said in certain occasions—for example: vade retro satana—(Latin, "go back, Satan"), to repel evil or bad luck.
So what if Ryodan and the 8 = 9 are Nails from a crucification! Perhaps from Cruce's curse! And maybe the amulet kept the crucifying person from harm. (Cheating death! Like walking across a white bridge and cheating death!)
Who ever was "nailed" with the 9 nails cheated death, either by a Queen or Adam or someone saving them.