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5th Dec '16 11:07:42 PM Sabrewing
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* It takes Michael a while to get the Tome of Eternal Darkness, much longer than any of the other characters. Furthermore, his character was originally envisioned as being a Gulf War soldier, whose gear eventually is taken by the Michael we know. This could be taken to mean that Mantorok ''did'' plan for the soldier to be his Chosen for that chapter, but he was killed before the Tome and the Ancients' essences could be passed on to him, and Mantorok assumed Michael would soon succumb to the monsters within the Forbidden City. But Roberto gave Edwards the essences out of desperation, and he pressed on... and kept pressing on... and by the time he completed the Staff of Ra puzzle, he had shown himself to be resourceful enough to be entrusted with the mission to stop the Ancients, thereby being warped to the Tome's hallway.
18th Sep '16 12:46:11 PM Inferus75
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** WordOfGod confirmed that the yellow color was for a fifth Ancient that was cut from the final game. They just repurposed his/her color as a generic, non-aligned color.
7th Jun '16 5:44:30 PM Doug86
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* Out of all the characters in the game, the ones with the lowest sanity are Peter Jacob and Michael Edwards. Why? Peter is struggling through UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, while Michael Edwards is experiencing Gulf War Syndrome.

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* Out of all the characters in the game, the ones with the lowest sanity are Peter Jacob and Michael Edwards. Why? Peter is struggling through UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, while Michael Edwards is experiencing Gulf War Syndrome.
9th May '16 1:04:53 PM Scarecrow22
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** Going further with the color coding, the Ancients (Chattur'gha, Ulyaoth, Xel'lotath, and Manatorok) mix with the colors of another bunch of people - [[TheLegendOfZelda the hylian Goddesses (Din, Nayru, and Farore).]] At first, this doesn't fit regarding both Xel'lotath and Farore, who are beings of Sanity and Courage, respectively. That is, unless you regard the fact of that both are similar within their meanings. Even more, Majora doesn't have the Temporal capability like what Manatorok had...but more rather the fact that they were both within a nearly dead state and caused plenty of issues towards both the [[TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the Skull Kid]] and Alexandra. As for his Temporal power and benevolence, it fits alongside [[HyruleWarriors Cia]], who alongside Majora, is purple.
** Strangely enough, both Ganondorf and Alexandra fit rather than Link and Alexandra. While the latter two are heroes, for the former it's due to the [[BookEnds contrast and comparison that the two have]], with Ganondorf usually causing the problems while Alexandra fixes them and how they both write the histories of others, with [[spoiler:them both]] causing 3 timelines due to their actions. Meanwhile, Link mixes with Pious due to the fact that their fates were already writen, [[YouCantFightFate and how they are doomed to repeat it]] [[spoiler:within the 3 timelines.]]
1st May '16 2:44:48 AM Anorgil
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* Notwithstanding the Ancient relic that Roberto passed on to Michael (which had its own metaphysical properties anyway), how did Michael retrieve the ruby and sapphire statuettes? Firstly, Roberto had crawled his way to the outer edge of the Pillar of Flesh before he died, and he had the statuettes on him. Secondly, the explosion that sent Michael and the bodies of his firefighting crew into the Forbidden City also blasted away a section of the Pillar of Flesh (possibly the side that held Roberto's body, and the statuettes that he carried). As for how the statuettes weren't destroyed in the blast that took out so much bone and concrete, ruby and sapphire are both forms of corundum, which is second only to diamond in hardness.

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* Notwithstanding the Ancient relic that Roberto passed on to Michael (which had its own metaphysical properties anyway), how did Michael retrieve the ruby and sapphire statuettes? Firstly, Roberto had crawled his way to the outer edge of the Pillar of Flesh before he died, and he had the statuettes on him. Secondly, the explosion that sent Michael and the bodies of his firefighting crew into the Forbidden City also blasted away a section of the Pillar of Flesh (possibly the side that held Roberto's body, and the statuettes that he carried). As for how why the statuettes weren't destroyed in the blast that took out so much bone and concrete, blast, ruby and sapphire are both forms of corundum, which is second only to diamond in hardness.
1st May '16 2:42:46 AM Anorgil
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* Notwithstanding the Ancient relic that Roberto passed on to Michael (which had its own metaphysical properties anyway), how did Michael retrieve the ruby and sapphire statuettes? Firstly, Roberto had crawled his way to the outer edge of the Pillar of Flesh before he died, and he had the statuettes on him. Secondly, the explosion that sent Michael and the bodies of his firefighting crew into the Forbidden City also blasted away a section of the Pillar of Flesh (possibly the side that held Roberto's body, and the statuettes that he carried). As for how the statuettes weren't destroyed in the blast that took out so much bone and concrete, ruby and sapphire are both forms of corundum, which is second only to diamond in hardness.
18th Mar '16 1:35:48 PM lady_peaseblossom
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*** Unless he was a [[FridgeBrilliance bonethief of]] ''[[MagnificentBastard Mantorok]]''.
9th Nov '15 7:06:44 AM PurpleAlert
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** Further brilliance: why else would the other three Ancients even bother with Earth in the first place? In all the dark future visions that Alex has of each Ancient's rising, humanity is enslaved on some level. Driven insane, used as conduits for magick energy, eaten as breedable livestock and torture victims, the other dimensions don't seem to actually ''have'' any sapient creatures beyond the monsters they summon/create themselves. Of ''course'' they covet Mantorok's world, he's got an entire planet full of humans to worship him! Humanity is a willing servant to Mantorok anyway, because what is humanity but a Great Race (we're six billion strong!) who are already slaves to death and time. To the outside observer who knows Mantorok's spheres of influence, humanity itself looks like a bunch of mindless servitors who calmly accept the fact that we're born, live, age, and die and don't give him any guff about it.
23rd Sep '15 9:42:52 AM Berrenta
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* The order of the Forbidden City characters: Pious is meant to guard the essences but [[StartOfDarkness fails horribly]], a job Karim does for almost 900 years so that Roberto gets both the Essence [[spoiler:and buried on the Pillar of Flesh, perhaps protecting it from the Ancients]]. However, his architecture skills let him know the weaknesses of the temple's structure, so by 1991, while some soldiers managed to enter the City, Michael Edwards became the Tome bearer because he knew how to handle explosives for [[MassiveDamage massive damage]], and [[spoiler: ends up destroying the Forbidden City and surviving ''two'' kinds of war]]. Also, [[spoiler: it's another proof that Mantorok can manipulate time: it was engineering the whole time the right people who could destroy the City for good]].

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* The order of the Forbidden City characters: Pious is meant to guard the essences but [[StartOfDarkness fails horribly]], a job Karim does for almost 900 years so that Roberto gets both the Essence [[spoiler:and buried on the Pillar of Flesh, perhaps protecting it from the Ancients]]. However, his architecture skills let him know the weaknesses of the temple's structure, so by 1991, while some soldiers managed to enter the City, Michael Edwards became the Tome bearer because he knew how to handle explosives for [[MassiveDamage massive damage]], damage, and [[spoiler: ends up destroying the Forbidden City and surviving ''two'' kinds of war]]. Also, [[spoiler: it's another proof that Mantorok can manipulate time: it was engineering the whole time the right people who could destroy the City for good]].
22nd Feb '15 9:26:17 PM AimlessMeadering
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** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe that's what's so maddening about it.]] It drives you insane because you can feel its gaze on you even though it has no eyes to see you with.
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