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The Numbering in the neck is a standard identification procedure in all children who come to orphanages. Like animals, they are marked before they reach the farm. These marks are on the left side of the neck and is a 5-digit numbering. Mamas and Sisters, like any other adult human in the Hierarchy of the Demons, has a numbering.

Understanding and Analysis

At first glance, the numbers appear to be random except for the fact that they all have five digits. But by reading the numbers back and forth, you can see that they have a clear order.

All children at Grace Field House have their numbers ending at 94. Izabella and Sister Krone both have their numbers ending with 84. With them, it is possible to estimate a birth order.

See the diagram below, which is organized according to the age of the characters.

Person Age Number Reversed
Izabella 31 73584 48537
Krone 26 18684 48681
Ray 12 81194 49118
Norman 11 22194 49122
Emma 11 63194 49136
Gilda 10 65194 49156
Don 10 16194 49161
Anna 9 48194 49184
Nat 9 30294 49203
Lani 7 54294 49245
Thoma 7 55294 49255
Dominic 6 07294 49270
Conny 6 48294 49284
Ivet 5 59294 49295
Mark 5 79294 49297
Rossi 5 50394 49305
Cristy 5 70394 49307
Jemima 5 31394 49313
Alicia 5 71394 49317
Maya 4 42394 49324
Hans 4 82394 49328
Naila 4 53394 49335
Jasper 4 04394 49340
Phil 4 49343 34394
Shelly 4 74394 49347
Vivian 3 55394 49355
Chamberlain 3 85394 49358
Eugene 3 46394 49364
Tom 3 66394 49366
Damdin 3 57394 49375
Nina 3 77394 49377
Carol 1 53494 49435

Theories derived from the numbering

There is an estimate quoted in the manga that freight shipments range from 4 to 5 per year per farm. The 15-year interval between Izabella's and her son, Ray's numbering indicates that 500 children were transported. If the date of the "invasion" of the demons was correct, about 30 years ago, then the numbering of the children began around the number 48000.

Unique Indentifiers

It is later revealed that this kind of 'marking' is unique and only used inside the Grace Field House. The other 3 Premium Farms use other ways to mark the children.[1] This differs greatly from the Factory Farms who use brands to mark their livestock.[2]

Trivia

  • In a commentary on the 12th edition of Weekly Shonen Jump, Kaiu Shirai commented that there were people who already discovered the rule and this surprised him.[3]

References

  1. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 56, page 7
  2. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 56, page 7
  3. "We are still in Volume 2 and people have already deciphered the rule behind the numbers and discovered the ID of the human farm! Fantastic!" "
    - Commentary on Issue 12 of 2017

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