History VideoGame / Dishonored

10th May '18 11:32:12 PM jormis29
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** One of the levels involves AFeteWorseThanDeath being crashed by a man, all as part of a CosmicHorrorStory. In addition to the ''Masque of the Red Death'' and ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' references, that's also the plot of a story by Creator/HPLovecraft, who was one of the main inspirations for the setting. Bonus points? That story's title is ''The Outsider''.

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** One of the levels involves AFeteWorseThanDeath being crashed by a man, all as part of a CosmicHorrorStory. In addition to the ''Masque of the Red Death'' "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath" and ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' references, that's also the plot of a story by Creator/HPLovecraft, who was one of the main inspirations for the setting. Bonus points? That story's title is ''The Outsider''.



* WholePlotReference: Lady Boyle's party heavily draws from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death The Masque of the Red Death]]'' by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. How closely it hews to that reference depends on the actions of the player.

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* WholePlotReference: Lady Boyle's party heavily draws from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death The Masque of the Red Death]]'' "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath" by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. How closely it hews to that reference depends on the actions of the player.
30th Apr '18 11:38:02 AM swmrgrl12
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** WordOfGod says that only those touched by The Outsider can see it, regular people can't; they would just see Corvo standing as if he's holding something.
30th Apr '18 9:33:49 AM swmrgrl12
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** If you sign your name in the book at the beginning of the mission, the Boyle sisters (most specifically, whichever one you're looking for ''after'' you've figured it out/been told) will comment on it ("Does Death walk among us?", "Do you think he's really here?")
30th Apr '18 7:58:38 AM swmrgrl12
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** Much of the interaction between the Empress Jessamine Kaldwin and her Royal Protector Corvo Attano suggests they had a ''very'' close relationship. So close, indeed, that speculation exists both in-universe and out that [[spoiler:Emily is the daughter of Corvo and Jessamine]]. In fact, [[spoiler:Emily draws pictures which you can find between missions at the Hound's Pit Pub. One drawing of the Empress is labeled Mommy. A drawing of Corvo is labeled Daddy. Even The Outsider broadly hints at it]].

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** Much of the interaction between the Empress Jessamine Kaldwin and her Royal Protector Corvo Attano suggests they had a ''very'' close relationship. So close, indeed, that speculation exists both in-universe and out that [[spoiler:Emily is the daughter of Corvo and Jessamine]]. In fact, [[spoiler:Emily draws pictures which you can find between missions at the Hound's Pit Pub. One drawing of the Empress is labeled Mommy. A drawing of Corvo is labeled Daddy. Even Samuel and The Outsider broadly hints hint at it]].
19th Mar '18 5:09:46 PM nombretomado
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** The scowling Overseer masks are reminiscent of the Immortals from ThreeHundred. They also look a lot like the masks of the Ordinators in another Bethesda game, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Plus, both are a worn by some kind of fanatical religious police.

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** The scowling Overseer masks are reminiscent of the Immortals from ThreeHundred.''Film/ThreeHundred''. They also look a lot like the masks of the Ordinators in another Bethesda game, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Plus, both are a worn by some kind of fanatical religious police.
20th Jan '18 10:24:31 AM Malady
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** Edmond Roseburrow dedicated himself to progress and technology, and discovered Trans. That discovery launched a massive [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]] and the true start of the modern age in the Isles... [[IndustrializedEvil and also ushered in horrible abuse thanks to]] [[EvilChancellor The Lord Regent's]] [[PuttingOnTheReich charming]] [[TheEmpire regime.]] Roseburrow took it [[DrivenToSuicide about as well as you'd expect.]]

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** Edmond Roseburrow dedicated himself to progress and technology, and discovered Trans. That discovery launched a massive [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]] UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution and the true start of the modern age in the Isles... [[IndustrializedEvil and also ushered in horrible abuse thanks to]] [[EvilChancellor The Lord Regent's]] [[PuttingOnTheReich charming]] [[TheEmpire regime.]] Roseburrow took it [[DrivenToSuicide about as well as you'd expect.]]



* MedievalStasis: Provides a unique aversion. The world of ''Dishonored'' is essentially your standard DarkFantasy setting in the middle of its [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]].

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* MedievalStasis: Provides a unique aversion. The world of ''Dishonored'' is essentially your standard An aversion, even though its DarkFantasy setting setting. The world is in the middle of its [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]].UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution.



* SteamPunk[=/=]DieselPunk: Neither fully describes the game's aesthetic; let's just say that it's set during a Whale Oil [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]] that came a ''bit'' too early. The Outsider's magic makes it a bit GaslampFantasy-ish, too.

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* SteamPunk[=/=]DieselPunk: Neither fully describes the game's aesthetic; let's just say that it's set during a Whale Oil [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]] UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution that came a ''bit'' too early. The Outsider's magic makes it a bit GaslampFantasy-ish, too.
20th Jan '18 10:14:27 AM Malady
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* ConstructedWorld: A ''very'' dark example, but one nonetheless. Notably, it's one of the few fantasy worlds to avert MedievalStasis and depict an [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]].

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* ConstructedWorld: A ''very'' dark example, but one nonetheless. Notably, it's one of the few fantasy worlds to avert MedievalStasis and depict an [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution Industrial Revolution]].UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution.
25th Dec '17 8:48:28 AM RaimeNadalia
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* IdiotBall: Corvo is forced to hold this when [[spoiler:the crown loyalists betray him. He is forced to drink from a poisoned cup in a rather suspicious cutscene, which could be understood. However, right after drinking the cup his vision goes blurry and if he even knocks out the traitors that clearly just poisoned him it causes a game over.]]

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* IdiotBall: Corvo is forced to hold this when [[spoiler:the crown loyalists betray him. He is forced to drink from a poisoned cup in a rather suspicious cutscene, which could be understood. However, right Right after drinking the a toast cup his vision goes blurry and if he even knocks out the traitors that clearly just poisoned him it causes a game over.]]
25th Dec '17 8:11:08 AM RaimeNadalia
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** [[spoiler: The boss fight against Daud; while the both of you are supernatural assassins, the both of you are still human and Corvo can marely Blink in front of him and instantly kill him in a single strike, skipping the boss fight, if the player is so inclined.]]
11th Dec '17 12:09:49 AM jumpitydude
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* NightmareFuel:
** The Rats. They aren't nicknamed [[FanNickname "demon rats"]] by fans for no reason. [[spoiler: THEY WILL LITTERALY STRIP A CORPSE OF IT'S FLESH IN MERE SECONDS AND EAT THE BONES UNTIL NOTHING REMAINS WHILE THE VICTIM SCREAMS IN PAIN AND HORROR.]]
** YOU become this to other people in the game as the story progresses. Especially in the high chaos ending. [[spoiler: This is especially apparent with the Lord Regent, who's so scared of you that he ends up [[CrossingTheLineTwice literally building a fortress ON TOP OF ANOTHER FORTRESS]] just to escape you.]]
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