[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]

* In TwistedMetal 3, the intro of the level London had Calypso talking about London and told the player to say hello to his "old friend." At first, I thought that Calypso knew about UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily because he said that right after he referred to the Buckingham Palace. Now I just realized, after almost 10 years, that Calypso was talking about Minion. As he is the boss that the player will face in London after defeating all the other oppositions. @/CounterBlitzkrieg
* In ''{{Twisted Metal}} Black'' if you read Minion's coded messages you'd find that [[spoiler:the entire game takes place in Sweet Tooth's head]]. With this in mind I suddenly realized that Darkside's ending makes a lot more sense. She was locked inside a mask and is fighting for the key, when she wins [[spoiler:she must kill Mr. Creel, the man who locked her in the mask, if she wants the key. She does this then decides she doesn't want the key saying how great her mask is and then goes off to hunt for (and presumably kill) people like Mr. Creel.]] It seems stupid but consider Sweet tooth's fondness for his mask and his ending. [[spoiler: He wants to remove a curse that causes his head to be on fire 24/7. Calypso gives him a cure but then says if he continues killing people it would wear off. He then rejects the offer within 10 seconds and kills Calypso]]. Put it this way [[spoiler: they both decided to stay in their mask and hunt and kill people. What Darkside did is what Sweet tooth would've done]].
** Indeed, the theory that ''Black'' is simply [[spoiler: [[MentalWorld all in Sweet Tooth's mind]]]] kind of explains most of the new portrayals of returning characters:
*** Darkside: Dollface's MysteriousPast would be how Sweet Tooth would've regarded [[SinisterSilhouettes Mr. Ash]], Darkside's driver from Twisted Metal 1.
*** Black!Mr. Grimm: [[ImAHumanitarian His eating people]]? Well, that's like how the Canon!Mr. Grimm [[YourSoulIsMine eats souls]].
*** Spectre: Bloody Mary being an AxCrazy {{Yandere}}? Considering how Spectre's drivers are often consumed by {{Greed}} and think "ItsAllAboutMe", Mary fits their characters like a glove.
*** Roadkill: John Doe would be like Marcus Kane, trying to discover the truth about himself, [[TheKillerInMe with hints that his 'other' self being a hideous monster]].
*** Outlaw: Agent Stone, who competes in the competition to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong undo his big mistake]] would be symbolize how law enforcement agents attempt to use the tournament for TheGreaterGood, [[MoralMyopia while causing the same carnage as the other contestants]]. [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain And his failure in the end symbolizes]] [[StatusQuoIsGod how no attempt to stop Twisted Metal has ever succeeded]].]]
*** Shadow: Raven, wanting to {{Revenge}} for her murdered friend Kelly, is like Mortimer, whose ending in Twisted Metal 2 has him claim vengeance for the souls killed in the Twisted Metal tournaments.
*** This may even extend to Calypso himself. Ever notice just how different he looks from his past and future incarnations? Take away the scarring on his chest, then imagine him in Sweet Tooth's outfit.
*** In fact, Calypso's left eye is disfigured in this game. Sweet Tooth's mask completely covers his left eye.
* The music that plays over the credits is "Paint it Black" by TheRollingStones, which reflects on the outlook of a man who sees darkness and vile emissions in his world, and anything that challenges this needs to be changed to reflect this. Add into the fact that Black takes place entirely inside the mind of Needles Kane, better known as Sweet Tooth, and suddenly it all makes sense.
* Of all the characters, Cage seems to be the only one not seeking revenge who gets his wish without Calypso screwing him over in any way. That is, until you realize that the "new pair of hands" that Calypso gives him are essentially just a series of sharp blades made into hand shapes. This may make killing a whole lot easier, but everything else involving his hands is going to be an exercise in futility.
** Not only that, but he won't be able to wield a gun anymore. (And even if he manages to hold one, he doesn't have any fingers left, so he won't be able to pull the trigger.)