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18th Jul '17 12:57:59 PM DoctorDetective
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** Corvo is definitely Emily's father. The sequel spells that out right away, and apparently Emily publicly acknowledges him as such once she's Empress. It was probably just considered dangerous for Corvo and Jessamine's relationship to be too public.
7th Jul '17 2:30:44 PM HankMorgan
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** Also, Overseer masks may not be gas masks that filter out the plague, and almost certainly don't have built-in spyglasses. Corvo doesn't just wear a mask to hide his face. (Plus, the mask was made before Corvo ever even got there - Piero was inspired to make it by an Outsider-influenced dream according to one file.)
2nd May '17 6:47:33 AM Koveras
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* None of the above, however, explains why the Marked are not alarmed at all when Corvo stops time while sneaking up on them. The fact that they can move while everything else around them stands still should immediately tip them off to the presence of another Marked in their immediate proximity. Granted, the Torturer is batshit crazy and may simply not pay attention to such things, but Daud ''must'' notice it and apparently just chooses to ignore the fact.


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15th Mar '17 10:14:52 AM Stretch5678
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**How would YOU respond to a guy invading your personal space, while wearing a creepy, skull-styled mask based on that worn by a wanted serial killer?


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**Overseers wear more than just the mask. Daud can actually wear an Overseer mask on one of his missions, if he pays for it, but wears it with the whole regalia, so even Overseers think he's one of them. I think Corvo doesn't wear the Overseer mask because he'd have to get the rest of the outfit. Even if he did find one, and assuming it fit him, it'd just lead to a security crackdown among the Overseer ranks once people started noticing the strange Overseer lurking around places where people die or disappear.
18th Feb '17 11:22:35 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* Here's a question: if Corvo is wearing a mask to conceal his identity, then why not steal one of the masks worn by the Overseers (or whatever their name is)? Not only would it conceal his identity, but it would also let him walk around in broad daylight with impunity.
16th Feb '17 1:09:44 AM Clintville
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Shouldn't it be an issue that Emily was born out of wedlock? Hell, and that no one seems to know for sure who her father is?
16th Feb '17 1:03:37 AM Clintville
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Shouldn't it be an issue that Emily was born out of wedlock? Hell, and that no one seems to know for sure who her father is?

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Shouldn't it be an issue that Emily was born out of wedlock? Hell, and that no one seems to know for sure who her father is?is?
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16th Feb '17 1:02:56 AM Clintville
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Shouldn't it be an issue that Emily was born out of wedlock? Hell, and that no one seems to know for sure who her father is?
8th Jan '17 3:37:07 PM Hekateras
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** It might be you answered your own question. This makes more sense if you view it with an 18th century "honor" system in mind (explained in that wonderful essay linked on the Analysis page). Poisoning someone (a dishonorable, coward's way of dealing with an enemy) is dirty work of the kind you wouldn't want on your hands, as a nobleman. Wallace might have been rejected as a candidate for the same reason - though he's not nobility, through his proximity to aristocracy he's still seen as being of a higher class (also exemplified by the way he talks down to Cecelia and Lydia). From that perspective, "small fry" like Samuel would seem best-suited for the job, especially if you were planning to kill him off afterwards as well.
8th Jan '17 3:25:00 PM Hekateras
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** The most notable real world example of a 'fugue feast' or reversal festival is the ancient Roman Saturnalia, which included gift-gifting, drinking, gambling, and overturning of social structures such as even masters servicing their slaves.
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