History Headscratchers / ICO

31st May '14 10:42:34 PM karategal
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* I know this would obviously make the game 99% shorter, but why doesn't the queen [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just kill the horned boys instead of locking them up in jar thingies?]] Sure she didn't think one would have the insight to give enough force to tilt the jar thingy on its side, but still...

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* I know this would obviously make the game 99% shorter, but why doesn't the queen Queen [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just kill the horned boys instead of locking them up in jar thingies?]] Sure Sure, she didn't think one would have the insight to give enough force to tilt the jar thingy on its side, but still...



** She didn't just kill them because that probably means she couldn't use them as her shadowy soldiers. Or she needed them specially processed in those tombs for some reason. She probably wasn't just asking for horned kids just ForTheEvulz.
*** The [[AllThereInTheManual book's explanation]] is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: neighbouring Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so the Queen would never leave the castle again. The Queen had nothing to do with it.]]
** Ignoring the book, look what happens when [[spoiler:the Queen is killed: the sarcophagi suddenly all activate simultaneously and zap Yorda with a bunch of energy, undoing the petrification (and turning her into a shadow, apparently temporarily). Further, they seem to contain the souls of the horned sacrifices when Ico revisits the room. Possibly those sarcophagi act as containers for life force or something, and would have fueled the Queen's BodySurf to Yorda's body.]]

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** She didn't just kill them because that probably means she couldn't use them as her shadowy soldiers. Or she needed them specially processed in those tombs for some reason. She probably wasn't just asking for horned kids just ForTheEvulz.
*** The [[AllThereInTheManual book's explanation]] is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: neighbouring Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so guaranteeing that the Queen would never leave the castle again. The Queen had nothing to do with it.]]
** Ignoring the book, look what happens when [[spoiler:the Queen is killed: the sarcophagi suddenly all activate simultaneously and zap Yorda with a bunch of energy, undoing the petrification (and turning her into a shadow, apparently temporarily). Further, they seem to contain the souls of the horned sacrifices when Ico revisits the room. Possibly Possibly, those sarcophagi act as containers for life force or something, and would have fueled the Queen's BodySurf to Yorda's body.]]



** I always thought the queen stuck him in there ForTheEvulz.

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** I always thought the queen Queen stuck him in there ForTheEvulz.



*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game -- the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].

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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during the middle third of the game -- the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].
27th Mar '14 6:47:23 PM dungbootle
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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game -- the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].
* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' gave us [[OriginsEpisode likely origins]] for Ico, the horned boys, and ([[EpilepticTrees possibly]]) the Queen. Where did Yorda come from?
** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU MISS THAT?

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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game -- the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].
* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' gave us [[OriginsEpisode likely origins]] for Ico, the horned boys, and ([[EpilepticTrees possibly]]) the Queen. Where did Yorda come from?
** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU MISS THAT?
somehow]].
24th Dec '13 12:50:29 AM DarkHunter
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** Ignoring the book, look what happens when [[spoiler:the Queen is killed: the sarcophagi suddenly all activate simultaneously and zap Yorda with a bunch of energy, undoing the petrification (and turning her into a shadow, apparently temporarily). Further, they seem to contain the souls of the horned sacrifices when Ico revisits the room. Possibly those sarcophagi act as containers for life force or something, and would have fueled the Queen's BodySurf to Yorda's body.]]
3rd May '13 7:49:23 PM Luigifan
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* One thing I am curious is about is how did Ico wind up on that hanging cage after being dropped from the bridge? Unless he somehow had a forward momentum as he fell (and the scene gives no such indication) it's almost like an act of god that he miraculously didn't hit the water below and die. Of course it's also baffling to think he may have fallen on the cage, and yet didn't break every bone in his body.

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* One thing I am curious is about is how did Ico wind up on that hanging cage after being dropped from the bridge? Unless he somehow had a forward momentum as he fell (and the scene gives no such indication) indication), it's almost like an act of god that he miraculously didn't hit the water below and die. Of course course, it's also baffling to think he may have fallen on the cage, and yet didn't break every bone in his body.



*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game - the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].

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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game - -- the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].
28th Apr '13 6:50:05 PM Queenofdragons6
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** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU NOT REALIZE THAT?

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** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU NOT REALIZE MISS THAT?
28th Apr '13 6:49:29 PM Queenofdragons6
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** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU NOT REALIZE THAT?!

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** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU NOT REALIZE THAT?!THAT?
28th Apr '13 6:48:41 PM Queenofdragons6
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* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' gave us [[OriginsEpisode likely origins]] for Ico, the horned boys, and ([[EpilepticTrees possibly]]) the Queen. Where did Yorda come from?

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* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' gave us [[OriginsEpisode likely origins]] for Ico, the horned boys, and ([[EpilepticTrees possibly]]) the Queen. Where did Yorda come from?from?
** YORDA IS THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER. HOW DID YOU NOT REALIZE THAT?!
2nd Nov '12 6:29:13 PM Daikun
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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game - the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].

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*** The same reason that Ico doesn't keel over from starvation/fatigue during middle third of the game - the curse of Dormin protects him from dying [[AWizardDidIt somehow]].somehow]].
* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' gave us [[OriginsEpisode likely origins]] for Ico, the horned boys, and ([[EpilepticTrees possibly]]) the Queen. Where did Yorda come from?
2nd Nov '12 6:25:02 PM Daikun
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*** The book's explanation is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: neighbouring Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so the Queen would never leave the castle again. The Queen had nothing to do with it.]]

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*** The [[AllThereInTheManual book's explanation explanation]] is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: neighbouring Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so the Queen would never leave the castle again. The Queen had nothing to do with it.]]
10th Dec '11 12:49:26 PM Zendervai
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*** The book's explanation is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so the Queen would never leave the castle again.]]

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*** The book's explanation is that they were placed in the sarcophagi by the [[spoiler: neighbouring Holy Zagrenda-Sol Empire so that they would protect Yorda and force her to continue freezing the castle in time, so the Queen would never leave the castle again.again. The Queen had nothing to do with it.]]
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