History Fridge / PlanescapeTorment

30th May '17 12:39:10 PM kensu
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* Pay very close attention to what the Paranoid Incarnation says about the Fortress of Regrets and the Transcendent One. It will become obvious that he doesn't realize that the Paranoid Incarnation is his own mortality; in fact he doesn't seem to have any indication that they're related. The only reason he's after The Transcendent One is because he's been trying to kill The Nameless One by proxy. This makes sense since the Last Incarnation was the only one that found Ravel, (and the portable portal generator was commissioned more than a 100 years before the time of the game, which means it was done before the Practical Incarnation's time). It's rather ironic that the smartest of your previous incarnations could find his way into the Fortress of Regrets, but didn't realize that its master was the key to everything.

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* Pay very close attention to what the Paranoid Incarnation says about the Fortress of Regrets and the Transcendent One. It will become obvious that he doesn't realize that the Paranoid Incarnation Transcendent One is his own mortality; in fact he doesn't seem to have any indication that they're related. The only reason he's after The Transcendent One is because he's been trying to kill The Nameless One by proxy. This makes sense since the Last Incarnation was the only one that found Ravel, (and the portable portal generator was commissioned more than a 100 years before the time of the game, which means it was done before the Practical Incarnation's time). It's rather ironic that the smartest of your previous incarnations could find his way into the Fortress of Regrets, but didn't realize that its master was the key to everything.
30th May '17 12:37:29 PM kensu
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* Pay very close attention to what the Paranoid Incarnation says about the Fortress of Regrets and the Transcendent One. It will become obvious that he doesn't realize that the Paranoid Incarnation is his own mortality; in fact he doesn't seem to have any indication that they're related. The only reason he's after The Transcendent One is because he's been trying to kill The Nameless One by proxy. This makes sense since the Last Incarnation was the only one that found Ravel, (and the portable portal generator was commissioned more than a 100 years before the time of the game, which means it was done before the Practical Incarnation's time). It's rather ironic that the smartest of your previous incarnations could find his way into the Fortress of Regrets, but didn't realize that its master was the key to everything.
6th Apr '17 7:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', there is a dialog between the Nameless One and Fall-From-Grace in which Grace, who was a slave of the mortal enemies of her people for an untold number of years, states that the lusts of the baatzu lie in "power, not the flesh." While at first this seems to indicate that she was not raped or used sexually, the horror strikes when one realizes that the main motive of rapists is that of power. It's just as likely Grace was confirming the exact opposite of what her word seem to mean.

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', there There is a dialog between the Nameless One and Fall-From-Grace in which Grace, who was a slave of the mortal enemies of her people for an untold number of years, states that the lusts of the baatzu lie in "power, not the flesh." While at first this seems to indicate that she was not raped or used sexually, the horror strikes when one realizes that the main motive of rapists is that of power. It's just as likely Grace was confirming the exact opposite of what her word seem to mean.
11th Mar '17 5:20:24 AM Aquillion
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* The frequency with which the Nameless One updates his journal (with the "updated my journal" sound) has undergone MemeticMutation and become a bit of a running gag among the fanbase. But consider it from his perspective: He wakes up with no memories, and a huge chunk of the game is spent trying to find journals from your past lives. Naturally he's going to be obsessive about keeping an up-to-date one himself, since (at least early on) he has no idea if he's about to lose all his memories again at any given moment.
10th Dec '16 8:30:36 PM BattleMaster
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* Mebbeth the healer just happens to have some quests to send you on if you ask her for training in the use of magic, including picking up some laundry that was dropped off ''years'' ago. Seems like ContrivedCoincidence until you learn [[spoiler: that she's an avatar of Ravel. Then it makes sense: Ravel deliberately set things up to aid you]].
16th Oct '16 3:26:02 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* Most of the joinable factions represents different aspects of The Nameless One.
** The Dustsmen wants to achieve the [[DeaderThanDead True Death]]. So does The Nameless One, and CessationOfExistence is a possibility.
** The Sensates wants to experience everything. It's strongly implied that The Nameless One have experienced everything during his many lives, but they're mostly veiled beneath the amnesia.
** The Godsmen believe that anyone can become a god, which is possible in ''Dungeons & Dragons''. The Nameless One is one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse, can attain high levels and max out his attributes way beyond a mortal's capacity, so he's pretty much a PhysicalGod.
18th Aug '16 4:09:21 AM corax
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**I thought he became mortal because, you know, he merged with his mortality.
18th Jul '16 10:07:14 PM RemiV
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* One reason he is so ready to face his fate in the best ending, especially after he merges with The Transcendent One? He has regained all the memories of every single one of his past incarnations. He has experienced all that life has to offer, he has gained all the skills, strength, and knowledge he possibly could. Even in the end, he doesn't truly "die" in a normal sense, he is dragged down into the Blood War with body, mind, and soul.
* Why is he so confident when he head towards the nearby battle, just grabbing whatever weapon is laying nearby? He is a master of it, as he has mastered all things he could possibly master during his many lives. Bonus being that, one way or the other, he is still immortal, and he may still have all the powers he gained from his incarnations.



* The entire game is about cruelty and abuse, and the potential cyclical nature of these. Notably, we never find out what the Nameless One did to damn himself initially, but we see reflections of his horrors in many [=NPCs=] and party members.

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* The entire game is about cruelty and abuse, and the potential cyclical nature of these. Notably, we never find out what the Nameless One did to damn himself initially, but we see reflections of his horrors in many [=NPCs=] and party members.
members.
1st Mar '15 5:14:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Also, this game was adapted from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' rules. Now, what shape does a D20 take?

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** Also, this game was adapted from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules. Now, what shape does a D20 take?
29th Jan '15 12:53:39 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixv_jRI6VqY The Main Theme]] captivates the game's plot. There's first the gloomy part when The Nameless One wakes up, lost and confused, then the uplifting part where he makes progress, then the up-beat part which is the climax and lastly the fade down where he has concluded his journey and ends his life.
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