History WMG / ShadowOfTheColossus

19th Nov '17 4:45:26 PM This_One_Sara
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If They had Their way, They'd tell Wander ''exactly'' where the Colossi are and how to expose their vitals. However, the seal They're under prevents Them from speaking so directly about how to undo it, so They have to circumlocute around Their bindings. This might also be part of why They're so cagey about the 'price' Wander has to pay.

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If They had Their way, They'd tell Wander ''exactly'' where the Colossi are and how to expose their vitals. However, the seal They're under prevents Them from speaking so directly about how to undo it, so They have to circumlocute circumlocate around Their bindings. This might also be part of why They're so cagey about the 'price' Wander has to pay.
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[[WMG: The female half of Dormin isn't part of Dormin at all.]]
The more Colossi Wander kills, the more the female voice begins to fade. That's because she was a woman who was heavily involved in Dormin being sealed. Perhaps she pulled a HeroicSacrifice (if you interpret Dormin as a villain or anti-villain, that is) and sealed Dormin herself, or, similar to Mono, she was sacrificed by the actual perpetrators, perhaps to act as a living seal.
9th Oct '17 5:19:41 PM sonicsuns3
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** Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".

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** * Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".
9th Oct '17 5:18:52 PM sonicsuns3
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* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.

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* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.



* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.

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* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.
9th Oct '17 5:18:02 PM sonicsuns3
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[[WMG: Some of the Colossi are unaware of their own mortality]]
* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.
** Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".

[[WMG: The Colossi are the equivalent of Titans]]
* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.
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8th Jul '17 6:19:54 PM Raylas
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*This is supported by Dormin stating "We have borrowed the body of this warrior." Borrowed denotes they're willing to/planning on giving it back eventually.
13th Jan '17 12:29:35 AM Xtifr
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In Maurice Sendak's story, a rule-breaking youth traveling to a faraway land populated by huge, hairy giants and swiftly conquering them... sounds familiar? If you're not convinced, look at [[http://www.hdgamenews.com/uploaded_images/PS2-shadow-of-the-colossus_box-726131.jpg the covers]] and tell me those [[http://zaksiddons.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/wild.jpg monsters]] aren't related.

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In Maurice Sendak's Creator/MauriceSendak's story, a rule-breaking youth traveling to a faraway land populated by huge, hairy giants and swiftly conquering them... sounds familiar? If you're not convinced, look at [[http://www.hdgamenews.com/uploaded_images/PS2-shadow-of-the-colossus_box-726131.jpg the covers]] and tell me those [[http://zaksiddons.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/wild.jpg monsters]] aren't related.
7th Jul '16 7:24:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, TheyJustDidntCare and YouFailPhysicsForever to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.

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How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, TheyJustDidntCare and YouFailPhysicsForever to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.
19th Dec '15 2:17:30 PM nombretomado
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* It probably will be (that, or a prequel), much like ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' was to ''Ico''. The creature from ''The Last Guardian'' doesn't look like one of the colossi to me, though, since it actually looks like a living creature rather than a moving statue.

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* It probably will be (that, or a prequel), much like ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' was to ''Ico''. The creature from ''The Last Guardian'' doesn't look like one of the colossi to me, though, since it actually looks like a living creature rather than a moving statue.
4th Dec '15 3:05:11 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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[[WMG: Shadow of the Colossus takes place in TheLegendOfZelda universe.]]

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[[WMG: Shadow of the Colossus takes place in TheLegendOfZelda Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda universe.]]



The Forbidden Land could even be Hyrule set way, way in the future in TheLegendOfZelda:OcarinaOfTime. Maybe one too many trips through the Temple of Time caused some catastrophic effects of the future? After all, the more you mess with time, the more time messes with you.


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The Forbidden Land could even be Hyrule set way, way in the future in TheLegendOfZelda:OcarinaOfTime.VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime. Maybe one too many trips through the Temple of Time caused some catastrophic effects of the future? After all, the more you mess with time, the more time messes with you.

26th Nov '15 11:04:14 PM teridactyl
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Every time a new Legend of Zelda game begins, Link has to spend a whole bunch of time figuring out who he is, where he came from, and generally just being everyone's tool for pretty much the whole game. His origin is a mystery even to him, he doesn't have much of a character, and he doesn't talk. He's an empty vessel, a wanderer. You've got magic swords, an awesome horse, cursed lands, weird temples, and some kind of strange time-slip element. Even Wander's tabbord looks a little like the pattern on the tabbord Sheik wears. I don't think it would be a terrible stretch to see how someone could manipulate Link in the same way; Wander doesn't know what he's doing is necessarily bad, and Link seems pretty indifferent to his quests and challenges as well. Just because Link generally lands on the side of "good", doesn't mean he planned it that way.

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Every time a new Legend of Zelda game begins, Link has to spend a whole bunch of time figuring out who he is, where he came from, and generally just being everyone's tool for pretty much the whole game. His origin is a mystery even to him, he doesn't have much of a character, and he doesn't talk. He's an empty vessel, a wanderer. You've got magic swords, an awesome horse, cursed lands, weird temples, and some kind of strange time-slip element. Even Wander's tabbord looks a little like the pattern on the tabbord Sheik wears. I don't think it would be a terrible stretch to see how someone could manipulate Link in the same way; Wander doesn't know what he's doing is necessarily bad, and Link seems pretty indifferent to his quests and challenges as well. Just because Link generally lands on the side of "good", doesn't mean he planned it that way.
way. He's just more or less Zelda's errand boy. Without her guidance, who's to say what Link would do?
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