History WMG / TheStanleyParable

30th Sep '17 8:20:20 PM nombretomado
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Maybe the Narrator got plugged into the mind control mainframe, same as GLaDOS (with the same results). Maybe he happened upon it as an employee and was fired for knowing too much. But if the Narrator is employee 432, that gives ''Freedom'' all the more urgency and depth: he's trying to get Stanley out of a workplace that treated him miserably in the past.

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Maybe the Narrator got plugged into the mind control mainframe, same as GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] (with the same results). Maybe he happened upon it as an employee and was fired for knowing too much. But if the Narrator is employee 432, that gives ''Freedom'' all the more urgency and depth: he's trying to get Stanley out of a workplace that treated him miserably in the past.
25th Apr '17 8:00:11 AM VigilantSycamore
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[[WMG: Stanley is [[Literature/WaysideSchool a dead rat]]

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[[WMG: Stanley is [[Literature/WaysideSchool a dead rat]]rat]]]]
25th Apr '17 7:59:09 AM VigilantSycamore
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[[WMG: Stanley is [[Literature/WaysideSchool a dead rat]]
A building seemingly designed for MindScrew that may or may not be an EldritchLocation? Check. A DeadpanSnarker Narrator? Check. Stanley ended up working at a company built by the same guy who built the school. Louis keeps up with all his former students, even dead rats, so when he found out about the mind control he took it upon himself to rescue Stanley. Unfortunately, the GroundhogDayLoop that the game is drove Louis insane a few times - that's why he's a jerk to Stanley in several endings.
4th Apr '17 11:45:49 AM Mesmiranda
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[[WMG:The Narrator is Employee 432.]]
Employee 432:
* Doesn't have a computer to press buttons, but does have writing tools (and a lot of pencil sharpeners). Some creative work, perhaps?
* Has a daily performance review and a corridor full of peer reviews--if not one for every single other employee, then close to it.
* Gets ignored by 431 when asking for a pencil.
* Is allowed to have unscheduled emotions, because they're "a special case".
* Became a liability at some point (the whiteboard says "What to do about 432?"), and was eventually fired.

The Narrator:
* Knows all the deepest, darkest secrets of the building, i.e. the mind control facility.
* Has access to the building and all its locks and doors.
* Has a quick temper, resorts to name-calling and petulant behaviour when angry.
* Speaks in perfect deadpan sarcasm about the wonders of the employee lounge.
* Talks ominously about "erasing" all the other employees in the ''Countdown'' ending.
* Notably, is most actively malicious to Stanley in the ''Countdown'' and ''Pawn'' endings. In ''Countdown'', Stanley ''chooses'' to turn on the mind-control (and by extension, stay with his soul-sucking, terrible job); in ''Pawn'', the Narrator talks bitterly at length about how Stanley's life is miserable because he has nothing outside work. The endings where he's nicest to Stanley--''Confusion'', ''Freedom'' and ''Zending''--involve Stanley leaving work behind, either literally or symbolically (going off on an adventure with the Line™, staying in the starry dome room).

Maybe the Narrator got plugged into the mind control mainframe, same as GLaDOS (with the same results). Maybe he happened upon it as an employee and was fired for knowing too much. But if the Narrator is employee 432, that gives ''Freedom'' all the more urgency and depth: he's trying to get Stanley out of a workplace that treated him miserably in the past.
25th Dec '16 9:14:16 AM kataangluvr
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[[WMG: The "Real Person" reveals that Stanley isn't a real human.]]
Stanley is designed to make the correct choice. When you start make the wrong choices (going through the right door, ignoring the door on the left and unplugging the phone), you start acting completely independent, which is something that Stanley is incapable of doing himself.
25th Dec '16 8:59:45 AM kataangluvr
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[[WMG: The Narrator feels bad for Stanley and his pathetically simple life.]]
He's watched Stanley for a long time and has felt bad that Stanley has devoted his life to his job. Not once has Stanley wanted to do anything with his life. One day, the Narrator decided that enough was enough and that Stanley should finally start living his life. He decided to give Stanley the choice to stop living under someone else's control.
18th Oct '16 4:43:19 PM nombretomado
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FreemansMind jokes aside, well, yeah, it is. Because all the past years of Stan monitoring the other employees, their mistakes (see the previous "2/3" WMG) developed in Stan a strong common sense, eventually evolving into a voice in his head - the narrator. Said narrator told Stanley what to do in order to avoid [[ViolationOfCommonSense the same mistakes made by the others,]] which is why the narrator [[WhatTheHellHero calls Stan out]] on disobeying his instructions.

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FreemansMind ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' jokes aside, well, yeah, it is. Because all the past years of Stan monitoring the other employees, their mistakes (see the previous "2/3" WMG) developed in Stan a strong common sense, eventually evolving into a voice in his head - the narrator. Said narrator told Stanley what to do in order to avoid [[ViolationOfCommonSense the same mistakes made by the others,]] which is why the narrator [[WhatTheHellHero calls Stan out]] on disobeying his instructions.
11th May '16 9:22:09 AM WarriorSparrow
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[[WMG: Stanley is in fact a younger [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Stan Pines]].]]

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[[WMG: Stanley is in fact a younger [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Stan Pines]].]]
11th May '16 9:21:40 AM WarriorSparrow
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[[WMG: Stanley is in fact a younger [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Stan Pines]].]]
After Stanley Pines got kicked out of his house, he worked for the company where he pushed buttons as Employee 427, escaped The Narrator, and then went on to build the Mystery Shack in Gravity Falls.
25th Feb '16 1:21:00 PM GreatKaiserNui
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[[WMG:The Narrator is Stanley's boss who made sure he was safe before he even started toying with Stanley.]]
This is how he knows everything, he has all the monitoring panels.
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