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25th May '16 9:52:38 AM Knowall
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[[WMG:Doctor Loboto is actually Houston Thorney, the Asylum's founder.]]
I've been having this headcannon inside me for years after I first finished Psychonauts, and I think it was worth posting it here to have it be analyzed properly by someone smarter than me. Now, the story of the game goes that Thorney built the asylum due to the increasing amounts of lunacy in Shaky Clam when it was still in its boom years, most likely because the normal residents were being driven mad by the Psitanium. When there were more people in the Asylum rather than the town, Thorney committed suicide by jumping off the highest tower, and after 5 more years, the asylum closed and the city was flooded to make Lake Oblongata.

Here's what I think: the city was flooded by orders of the government, who also paid the asylum residents at the time to relocate to probably another mental institution. Houston Thorney's body was most likely found by the government as well and taken to be experimented on, because he was the asylum founder and, most likely, capable of other medical practices that could be useful in the future. So they rebuild his body with cybernetic implants (whatever was advanced enough at the time) and place him in dentistry with an implant in his brain. But the Houston personality is already severely damaged by his own exposure to Psitanium and he goes insane, so the government abandons him in the deserted island and he takes over when it tries to be reactivated, coercing Sheegor into working for him and trapping other residents in the premises to later experiment with their own forms of dementia.

Oleander then comes in and gives Loboto his current name and a new objective, to make the death tanks and help him extract the brains of children using his knowledge of the brain (hence the sneezing powder). I dunno, to me it could work, not to mention how Loboto dies: falling off the highest tower. I might be wrong, but, why does HE die like that? Couldn't it be an ironic echo?
25th Apr '16 11:09:25 AM Lordmakara
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[[WMG: Boyd really IS the Milkman]]
* The only job he was ever good at was delivering milk. Problem is, milkmen don't really exist anymore. After being laid off, he kept trying and failing at getting a new job.
8th Apr '16 10:55:31 AM NeoChaos
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** The asylum caught on fire because Edgar broke a gas line, spilled turpentine and acentone nearby, and Gloria reactivated the gas before Boyd threw his milk bomb It was a hilarious bunch of coincidences.

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** The asylum caught on fire because Edgar broke a gas line, spilled turpentine and acentone nearby, and Gloria reactivated the gas before Boyd threw his milk bomb bomb. It was a hilarious rapid-fire (heh) bunch of coincidences.
8th Apr '16 10:54:46 AM NeoChaos
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** The asylum caught on fire because Edgar broke a gas line, spilled turpentine and acentone nearby, and Gloria reactivated the gas before Boyd threw his milk bomb It was a hilarious bunch of coincidences.
2nd Jan '16 10:44:26 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG:Ford Cruller is a [[SomethingAwful Goon]].]]

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[[WMG:Ford Cruller is a [[SomethingAwful [[Website/SomethingAwful Goon]].]]
8th Nov '15 2:59:05 PM FF32
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The watch is the only scavenger hunt item that isn't within camp boundaries -- it would make sense if, originally, it ''was'' somewhere in Whispering Rock, since Thorny Towers is 'off limits' or whatnot. It only 'migrated' because [[spoiler:Oleander]] used it to [[spoiler:hypnotize Boyd]]. The placement makes sense, since it wouldn't be needed after it had done its job -- maybe it was just carelessly tossed over a shoulder and happened to land in the fountain. If campers like Nils and Elton are anything to go by, it certainly wouldn't be missed back at Whispering Rock, so there was no incentive to bring it back. Maybe I'm reading too far into this, and it's just a way to keep players from reaching an absurd rank before Lungfishopolis, but [[DoubleFine the]][[TimSchafer se]] ''are'' people who [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything plan for the bizarre.]]

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The watch is the only scavenger hunt item that isn't within camp boundaries -- it would make sense if, originally, it ''was'' somewhere in Whispering Rock, since Thorny Towers is 'off limits' or whatnot. It only 'migrated' because [[spoiler:Oleander]] used it to [[spoiler:hypnotize Boyd]]. The placement makes sense, since it wouldn't be needed after it had done its job -- maybe it was just carelessly tossed over a shoulder and happened to land in the fountain. If campers like Nils and Elton are anything to go by, it certainly wouldn't be missed back at Whispering Rock, so there was no incentive to bring it back. Maybe I'm reading too far into this, and it's just a way to keep players from reaching an absurd rank before Lungfishopolis, but [[DoubleFine the]][[TimSchafer se]] ''are'' people who [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight plan for the bizarre.]]
19th Oct '15 9:57:10 AM Nyao
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** The reason for Dogen seeing Raz as his hat could be because of their friendship: much like how the hat restrains his powers, he subconsciously trusts Raz to keep him from doing something potentially awful should the need arise.
26th Sep '15 7:10:04 PM ANewEnigma
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** And it would explain why out of every level in Psychonauts, the only minds where Nightmares show up are Milla's and Boyd's: It's hinting that their pasts are more linked than either of them realize! That and Boyd's insanity might be covering up the guilt that he feels when he realizes what he did to the orphanage.
20th Sep '15 12:42:25 AM Dinru
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* Alternatively, she could be a [[UsefulNotes/Transgender trans woman]]. Older trans women often have voices like that- hormones do nothing for raising voice pitch, so sometimes women have surgery to tighten their vocal chords. Perhaps one of Gloria's teachers was a trans woman, and also one of the people there who was genuinely positive to be around and helped Gloria find genuine joy in her acting- to the point where her inner muse took on her old teacher's voice.

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* Alternatively, she could be a [[UsefulNotes/Transgender [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} trans woman]]. Older trans women often have voices like that- hormones do nothing for raising voice pitch, so sometimes women have surgery to tighten their vocal chords. Perhaps one of Gloria's teachers was a trans woman, and also one of the people there who was genuinely positive to be around and helped Gloria find genuine joy in her acting- to the point where her inner muse took on her old teacher's voice.
20th Sep '15 12:39:29 AM Dinru
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* Alternatively, she could be a [[UsefulNotes/Transgender trans woman]]. Older trans women often have voices like that- hormones do nothing for raising voice pitch, so sometimes women have surgery to tighten their vocal chords. Perhaps one of Gloria's teachers was a trans woman, and also one of the people there who was genuinely positive to be around and helped Gloria find genuine joy in her acting- to the point where her inner muse took on her old teacher's voice.
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