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Gaming history: First time ever playing a video game when I was 3. Somehow got onto my dad's computer when he wasn't home and accidentally got to Doom, got hooked (even though i didn't know what was happening) and was caught by my mom after I would try go on everytime he wasn't home.
Firm believer that: the Easy Allies are the best people on the internet <3 and that Abzu could be GOTY
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Posts made by ThePrakash
RE: Ally Introductions
RE: My Very In Depth, "Death Stranding" Analysis and Thoughts
I'm so interested to see how other people perceived this trailer. I really love the way you saw it and the amount of depth and thought you put into your speculation. I totally did not pick up on all the hints that it could have towards the Konami situation. You are in no way a moron, that whole read was pretty crazy.
Im going to preffice this by saying that i have not seen any ither speculation on this trailer, so my theories might not be new and that this might be redundant. I hope not, because I have put many hours of thought into THIS AMAZING/BEAUTIFUL/EMOTIONAL trailer and would love a discussion about it. The way I saw it seemed to be more about raising questions for what the story is and how the character got there. It seemed to me that it leans heavily on the "stranding" part of the title, as mentioned by Ian, that scientifically there has been no concrete evidence as to why the whales do it. This seems to make the trailer question why the character is on this beach as well, that are brought up by the few things you did as well. All of the objects in the trailer could be perceived as objects or events that caused him to be in the situation he is.
This gives me the impression that he possibly ended up stranded because of the law. He might have been exiled due to something he had done in his past that cannot be forgotten, or that someone in power has put him there to test him/put him in his place.
This one seems to be the clearest reason, because it is his strongest emotional reaction in the trailer (he otherwise is slightly surprised by the oil, and slightly curious about his whereabouts) and also because it ties in perfectly with a few other points. The only clear example that could come from this is possibly that he came here either to look for his family (which would explain his happiness of finding his baby on the beach) or because of family (such as someone hold family hostage so he willingly stranded himself).
The handprints/Influenced Stranding
This one seems like the least plausible reason for his stranding, as the example is the most obvious. It seems like it implies that he was just pushed to go to the island, most likely by someone of power, which ties into the oil and the Handcuffs. It shows that he might have not had a choice and that the decision or influence was made by someone else.
The oil/Money and power
This one also seems very likely as it plays with all of the other themes, especially the baby. Oil is synonymous with money and power, which could no doubt be a reason for betrayal and distrust. Having the oil appears on his hands might indicate that his hands are dirtied by money, or that it all ended up in his hands from someone else. HOW IT TIES INTO OTHER THEMES. The baby is replaced by the oil during the characters sudden realization. This could mean that his family was taken away because of money, or because he needed to pay back the people who stole them from him. This also plays in perfectly with the scar on his stomach as it implies that something was taken out of him. This is followed by the baby hands going down his leg, implying that his family now has a part in the money/power, and that they are getting farther away from him. This ties into the fact that something from him is missing (such as familial love) or that something was takrn him from him, leaving him scarred.
The five bodies/??!?!?!?!
Honestly I've speculated and thought about this trailer for hours and i cannot give you any speculation for what this is about. IT SURE IS A HELL OF A GOOD SHOT and man is it hype, but I just couldn't rack my brain around it. Possibly its the people in power that sent him to be stranded/his stranding, and that they now watch over him in exile. It seems like it could be a concrete theory, but all I think of is MAN THAT WAS SO COOL.
Honestly thank you for the conversation and speculation. Ive wanted to talk about this so bad and who else to talk to than the Allies <3 i loved your speculation and I'd love to theorize more with all of you.
Love and respect <3