History Fridge / Psychonauts

26th Jul '16 10:26:38 AM Arruruerie
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* "Fred"'s an unassuming, affable-enough-sounding name that was probably picked to give the NiceGuy with a FamousAncestor an inverted SesquipedalianSmith kind of name. Turns a little ironic when you consider that Napoleon was actually a pretty big fan of [[UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat a guy named Fred]].
26th Jul '16 10:17:56 AM Arruruerie
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* Sasha is a scientist whose last name is "Nein". So... he's [[Franchise/JamesBond Dr. No]]?
26th Jul '16 10:08:45 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* The bull that pushes you back and forces you to redo parts of the level reflects the obsessive-compulsive nature of Edgar's mind.

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* The bull that pushes you back and forces you to redo parts of the level reflects the obsessive-compulsive nature of Edgar's mind. It's running the same circuit constantly, a lot of powerful anger going in circles without deviation. The bull could be doing something else, but it is compelled to charge along the same rut. And while it is doing so, it prevents Edgar from reaching Pasionado by blowing down his card staircase. [[spoiler: This is foreshadowing Edgar's hangup at being dumped by his high-school crush for the cheerleading captain, and how Edgar is unable to let it go without outside help. The repressed anger is preventing him from doing anything but stewing on something he can no longer change]].



** The mental world is constructed with each little lungfish as the "normal" size. SO even though you're the same size, you're still to big for their world.

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** The mental world is constructed with each little lungfish as the "normal" size. SO even though you're the same size, you're still to too big for their world.



** That increasing military firepower is can be seen as subtle foreshadowing for who the BigBad is. Why would a Lungfish even know what a Navy or airplanes even are? [[spoiler: Coach Oleander wanted to be in the military, and was roundly rejected by all of them. He acts like a sergeant, and makes his mindscape into a raging battlefield. He also severely messed with the Lungfish's mind and body, so Oleander would do what he thought would make the Lungfish more likely to fight off a Psychonaut]].



* The fact that Boyd's sensors come looking for the Milkman once his location is discovered and that attacks the sensors makes sense if you consider the Milkman to be an artificially-induced personality that Oleander brainwashed Boyd into possessing. The Milkman is attacked because he's a foreign object, but unlike the others he's powerful enough to overcome the censors and pull a SplitPersonalityTakeover, essentially subsuming the original Boyd until his purpose is complete.

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* The fact that Boyd's sensors censors come looking for the Milkman once his location is discovered and that attacks the sensors censors makes sense if you consider the Milkman to be an artificially-induced personality that Oleander brainwashed Boyd into possessing. The Milkman is attacked because he's a foreign object, but unlike the others he's powerful enough to overcome the censors and pull a SplitPersonalityTakeover, essentially subsuming the original Boyd until his purpose is complete.
4th Jun '16 2:21:02 AM Delta2501
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* The fact that Boyd's sensors come looking for the Milkman once his location is discovered and that attacks the sensors makes sense if you consider the Milkman to be an artificially-induced personality that Oleander brainwashed Boyd into possessing. The Milkman is attacked because he's a foreign object, but unlike the others he's powerful enough to overcome the censors and pull a SplitPersonalityTakeover, essentially subsuming the original Boyd until his purpose is complete.


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** Another possibility is even more disturbing. The Milkman is instead an alternate personality that Oleander programmed into Boyd, a foreign object in his psyche, hence why the censors come after him and why Boyd is tormented by paranoia. On this reading Oleander basically shattered a man's psyche to clean up after himself, and arranges for a man to be essentially subsumed by an alternate personality (though thankfully this proves temporary).
24th May '16 8:07:34 PM Arruruerie
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* Fred's having velociraptor arms conveniently lends to his and Raz's torsos being about the same size - and therefore to Raz being able to fit nicely into his straitjacket.
17th May '16 7:34:20 PM Arruruerie
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* Gloria's diagnosis is all but explicitly stated to be bipolar disorder. As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XGvq3JusSY this Youtube reviewer notes]], Gloria's on-a-dime mood swings aren't characteristic of the condition (manic or depressive episodes can last for months each before switching) - but seeing as irrational aggression and paranoia can be features of manic episodes just as abnormal happiness and grandiosity can, they ''do'' fit with interpreting her as in a manic phase when Raz meets her,

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* Gloria's diagnosis is all but explicitly stated to be bipolar disorder. As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XGvq3JusSY this Youtube reviewer notes]], Gloria's on-a-dime mood swings aren't characteristic of the condition (manic or depressive episodes can last for months each before switching) - but seeing as irrational aggression and paranoia can be features of manic episodes just as abnormal happiness and grandiosity can, they ''do'' fit with interpreting her as in a manic phase when Raz meets her,
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17th May '16 7:33:55 PM Arruruerie
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* This has been discussed elsewhere, but Raz is the flippant, somewhat snarky go-getter he usually is throughout most of the Milkman Conspiracy, often getting impatient with or cracking jokes at the expense of Boyd or the figures in the guy's mind. After getting inside the asylum and meeting them, by contrast, he's inviting, patient, and almost tender when talking to Gloria, Fred, and Edgar as well as most of the occupants of their respective minds (which results in him developing a pretty pleasing-to-watch dynamic with all of them) - as if [[spoiler:unlocking Boyd's [[PyroManiac Milkman persona]] was a lesson in exercising maturity and care when you've got the ability to both figuratively and literally get directly inside people's heads]].
* Gloria's diagnosis is all but explicitly stated to be bipolar disorder. As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XGvq3JusSY this Youtube reviewer notes]], Gloria's on-a-dime mood swings aren't characteristic of the condition (manic or depressive episodes can last for months each before switching) - but seeing as irrational aggression and paranoia can be features of manic episodes just as abnormal happiness and grandiosity can, they ''do'' fit with interpreting her as in a manic phase when Raz meets her,
12th Apr '16 5:50:50 PM NeoChaos
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** As an FYI, there was a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} with that bit - the St. Bernard mentions off-handedly the poker nights he had with the other dogs. - Tropers/NeoChaos

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** As an FYI, there was a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} with that bit - in one of his dialogue responses, the St. Bernard offhandedly mentions off-handedly the poker nights he had with the other dogs. - Tropers/NeoChaos
8th Apr '16 10:44:20 AM NeoChaos
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** As an FYI, there was a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} with that bit - the St. Bernard mentions off-handedly the poker nights he had with the other dogs. - Tropers/NeoChaos
23rd Mar '16 6:19:52 PM Aquillion
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* In the intro, when Raz quotes the front of Oleander's pamphlet at him ("To soar across the astral plane? To wage psychic warfare against the enemies of free thought?"), Oleander's reaction is subdued, to put it mildly ("That is what I wrote on the front of the pamphlet.") This makes more sense when you realize that [[spoiler:Oleander was in the process of betraying those ideals, and probably felt guilty at being reminded about it. Furthermore, he becomes enthusiastic when Raz quotes the ''inside'' of the pamphlet -- which emphasizes his grudge against the normal world.]]
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