Yes, you read it very well. Will Yukihira Soma become a villain in the end?
These questions appear inside my mind last night. There's a lot of speculations that guided me to assume this kind of alternate decision of the author that will lead for an another interesting story.
Here's the three categories needed to be fixed:
1. Why his mother's face always covered?
2. How did Joichiro returned to his cooking?
3. After the event and the defeat of Nakiri Erina and Saiba Asashi, what would happen next?
I want to clarify, these questions of mine are just a wise guess and hypothesis that might be come true or not. It is just an express of opinion.
The first question is very difficult to answer. Why his mother's face always covered in the series? Here's the first peak that lead me believe that his mother didn't die without doing anything. She might died because of an illness like the God of tongue or something opposite that I want to name as the
"Evil God of Taste" or just an illness, lol.
Here's lead me for question number 2, how the heck Saiba Joichiro come back to cooking? How the heck did he fall in love with Soma's mother? This leads me to think that Soma's mother is not an ordinary woman. She might just someone his father eloped from her family. Lol, sounds romantic but just a theory. It is just something similar to other stories.
It might implied that his mother - maybe a princess like Nakiri Erina that is a powerful rival of Nakiri family - something like that.
For the last question, after the end of the Arc of the present chapter, we all know that he will possibly win against Nakiri Erina and Saiba Asashi and saved Nakiri Mana from her lonesome... then what comes next thereafter?
Soma haven't defeated yet his father, the other senpai and even his mentor though. *dark vader ost* . You know there's a possibility that the Savior Soma will need to be saved by his friends someday. There's a big chance that Soma will going to join to the dark side and will become a powerful -too op- chef against his friends, senpai and even his father and no one can saved him but his wif- *cough* the Zero Seat and the headmaster - Nakiri Erina.
What do you think that would lead him to become a villain?