History Fridge / Psychonauts

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.]]
25th Dec '15 5:31:20 AM Kollega
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* In the early stages of the game, after Maloof recruits Mikhail as his bodyguard, you can see them hang around. If Raz asks Maloof if he can join in, Maloof replies "Sorry, Raz, but this is our thing". The fridge brilliance comes in when you realize that "Our Thing" ("Cosa Nostra") is a Sicilian term for TheMafia, and that [[spoiler:Maloof's attempt to [[ExternalCombustion wire Coach's jeep to explode]]]] near the end of the game, and the line "This is how we do things in my family", hint at his Mafia connections.
4th Nov '15 10:16:50 AM Woggs123
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* A minor one, but there's a RunningGag in Lungfishopolis involving the Navy bringing out military hardware that is increasingly not-boatlike, eventually leading to deploying airplanes. Seems like another throwaway gag until one realizes how much naval power is provided by aircraft carriers.
29th Apr '15 3:18:27 PM Generality
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* The Nightmares in Boyd's mind come out of nowhere and seem to have no reason to be there. The only other place you see them is in Milla's nightmare room. Now, what do Milla and Boyd have in common? Places burning down. How many arsons did Boyd commit before he was himself committed?
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