History Fridge / LaMulana

25th Feb '16 8:49:28 PM SwirlySquirrely
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** It could also be to reflect her Japanese-American heritage.
13th Jul '15 1:34:11 PM coldspaghetti
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* A few things occured to me about ''La-Mulana'' last night. Firstly, the traps weren't put there by anyone. They're the Mother's immune system. And notice that the place is, well, ruins? This is why you have to kill the Mother: her body has degenerated to the point that even if she were sent into the sky, she would be unable to function, and she is in extreme pain. Furthermore, the front and back areas are a large part of a theme of opposites. The tutorial level Guidance Gate and the aptly-named Confusion Gate. The Mausoleum of the Giants, recording and honoring each member of the dead race and filled with statues of how they looked while alive, stands in contrast to the Graveyard of the Giants, showing the cold reality that no matter who you were when alive, you are little more than a lump of organic materials once you die. There is, of course, the male Temple of the Sun and the female Temple of Moonlight, and the Chambers of Extinction and Birth. But this runs deeper, as the Mother has an opposite as well: ''you''. She is Birth, and you are Death. She created races to let her get home, and you are a member of the race that never knew her wish. She is the idealistic hope that she can go home, and you are the grim reality that this is impossible.

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* The Mother creates her children so that they can fulfill her wish. When they fail to do so after some time, she kills them. Why doesn't she simply wait until her children advance technologically enough to be able to send her home? Because she knows they might turn against her first. If you take a look at the previous generations of children, none of them prioritized fulfilling Mother's wish. Some had other goals on mind, some decided that the task given to them was impossible - and some did not even know her, which was a result of deliberate scheming of the previous generation. The Mother didn't fail to create children that would be able to fulfill her wish - she failed to create children that would be willing to do so.
* A few things occured occurred to me about ''La-Mulana'' last night. Firstly, the traps weren't put there by anyone. They're the Mother's immune system. And notice that the place is, well, ruins? This is why you have to kill the Mother: her body has degenerated to the point that even if she were sent into the sky, she would be unable to function, and she is in extreme pain. Furthermore, the front and back areas are a large part of a theme of opposites. The tutorial level Guidance Gate and the aptly-named Confusion Gate. The Mausoleum of the Giants, recording and honoring each member of the dead race and filled with statues of how they looked while alive, stands in contrast to the Graveyard of the Giants, showing the cold reality that no matter who you were when alive, you are little more than a lump of organic materials once you die. There is, of course, the male Temple of the Sun and the female Temple of Moonlight, and the Chambers of Extinction and Birth. But this runs deeper, as the Mother has an opposite as well: ''you''. She is Birth, and you are Death. She created races to let her get home, and you are a member of the race that never knew her wish. She is the idealistic hope that she can go home, and you are the grim reality that this is impossible.
30th Nov '14 12:12:40 AM zerohelix
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* Those feathers in Mulbruk's headband sure resemble the Feather item don't they? Sure enough, the special ending after beating Hell Temple reveals she can triple-jump.
30th Aug '14 2:56:39 AM Aquillion
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** Probably a case of YouDidntAsk on Xelpud's part. Alternatively, Shorn already knew, but was trying to solve it himself bit by bit; he only revealed it to his son once he reached the center and realized he couldn't progress any further himself because he wasn't chosen by the Sages.

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** Probably a case of YouDidntAsk on Xelpud's part. Alternatively, Shorn already knew, but was trying to solve it himself bit by bit; he only revealed it to his son once he reached the center and realized he couldn't progress any further himself because he wasn't chosen by the Sages.Philosophers.
30th Aug '14 2:56:04 AM Aquillion
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** Probably a case of YouDidntAsk on Xelpud's part.

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** Probably a case of YouDidntAsk on Xelpud's part. Alternatively, Shorn already knew, but was trying to solve it himself bit by bit; he only revealed it to his son once he reached the center and realized he couldn't progress any further himself because he wasn't chosen by the Sages.
18th Mar '14 11:07:01 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Lumisa in ''La-Mulana 2'' wears an American flag as a bandana, and her jeans have a patch of the American flag but with the 50 stars replaced with the Japanese flag. Why? Because ''La-Mulana'', a Japanese-developed game, is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff surprisingly popular amongst Americans]].
2nd Mar '14 7:09:46 PM zerohelix
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** Probably a case of YouDidntAsk on Xelpud's part.
24th Feb '14 11:44:00 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* The [[spoiler: skimpy swimsuit]] was originally meant for [[spoiler: Mulbruk.]] What's wrong with this? [[spoiler: her father made it.]]

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* The [[spoiler: skimpy swimsuit]] was originally meant for [[spoiler: Mulbruk.]] What's wrong with this? [[spoiler: her Her father made it.]]
24th Feb '14 11:39:33 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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** Naramura was actually asked this one during the Kickstarter celebration stream. [[ShrugOfGod He said he didn't remember writing that.]]

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** Naramura was actually [[http://youtu.be/nxIEPo5L1eM?t=55m45s asked this one one]] during the Kickstarter end-of-Kickstarter celebration stream. [[ShrugOfGod He said he didn't doesn't remember writing that.]]
24th Feb '14 1:50:34 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* So, wait, if Shorn knew Xelpud well enough that he brought Lemeza along on a visit to him when Lemeza was too little to remember it, why did it take him so long to find La-Mulana?
** Naramura was actually asked this one during the Kickstarter celebration stream. [[ShrugOfGod He said he didn't remember writing that.]]
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