WMG / Dreamfall Chapters

There will be 13 chapters in Dreamfall Chapters
Because both TLJ and Dreamfall had thirteen chapters each.

Release date speculation
  • April 2014: On Formspring, Tornquist estimated the development time to be about 18 months; the pre-production started in November 2012; add 18 months, and you'll have April 2014. Particularly fitting since the English versions of both the original TLJ and Dreamfall were released in April (2000 in UK and 2006 in NA, respectively), and April has a rather symbolic meaning in the series.


Zoë is still dreaming.
Screens on the souk of Europolis repeat 'Wake up now' in Arabic. Also, some people can sometimes be heard saying similar things if you walk around in the city.
  • The frequency with which Propast residents use the words "wake up" and similar expressions is alarming. Almost like a subliminal message...
    • The story seems to be heading this way at the end of Book Two, where we are shown a comatose Zoë back in the Casablancan hospital again. Interestingly, in Book Two, Kian is likewise repeatedly told to "wake up", despite never visibly manifesting any dream-related powers.
  • Possibly confirmed in Book Three: upon activating her full Dreamer powers for the first time, Zoe's body simply disappears from Stark, just like it did when she was dreaming herself into Arcadia in Dreamfall. The question of where her physical body is, however, is left unaddressed.
    • Confirmed in Book Four. She was actually still in coma in what appears to be Casablanca all along—under close surveillance by something. Book 5 reveals she's in a lab monitored by Helena Chang.

The new Protagonist may potentially be related to April, Faith, and Zoë.
After all it is TLJ tradition... well, if people are right.
  • Confirmed: Saga is all but stated to be April's reincarnation.

Kian will perform a Leap of Faith.
Because he is an assassin. And eagles are featured on a lot of artwork. Also, faith.
  • Confirmed... sorta.

We will see an old Kian Alvane together with Lady Alvane
Since the two are somehow related and the House of All Worlds is going to be in the game. Considering that Lady Alvane has his surname, they most likely have already met each other (it's just that we are yet to see them together onscreen).

Damien Was killed by Falk

  • Semi-confirmed. Damien was, indeed, murdered by the conspirators, and chances are good that Falk was in charge of the cleanup, since he is the one observing Zoë—the last loose end in the Alchera conspiracy.
    • Damien probably "abandoned" Zoë in Dreamfall as a Heroic Sacrifice - he knew that he would be caught soon, and didnt' want her to be executed as an accomplice.

Zoë's nose piercing was put in by Reza
  • Zoë piercing seems to have been removed (or not there yet) in the released version of Book One.

Casablanca will return and be a Nostalgia Level
  • jossed - it's never explored.

That's not Reza. That's PEATS!!
  • Considering the events of Book 1... dear God, let it not be true.
  • This could be supported by the fact that in Dreamfall, the villain specifically says that he's dead.
    • Quote:“I ate his dreams. He's dead. You can't save him now.”
    • Also supported at the end of Dreamfall as Reza shows up in Zoe's room, and Zoe says "Careful Dad, that's not Reza"
    • Jossed - he was brainwashed.

Who or what Saga is
This may be obvious to some, but let's get it out there: Saga is a reincarnation of April Ryan. Hints given so far:

  • Saga's birth is deliberately juxtaposed with April's funeral (since her death already happened off-screen in Dreamfall).
  • A spirit that looks a whole lot like the White Dragon's human form from Dreamfall calls Saga "sister-daughter"—a relationship previously established between the White Dragon and April.
  • The subtitle of Book One is "Reborn", and it explicitly concerns the spiritual (and partly physical in one case) rebirth of two out of three of Dreamfall's protagonists. It stands to reason that the third protagonist would be reborn, too, even if it goes far beyond just spiritual in her case.
  • Further evidence from Book Three: Saga's drawings basically depict the key episodes of April's journey from the first game, and when she puts them into a correct order, a Shift opens and she walks through.
    • Confirmed by Abnaxus in Book Four.

April Ryan wasn't the first
April Ryan wasn't the first incarnation of April/Saga. We know from TLJ that April is ostensibly the daughter of the White Mother... who presumably resided in Arcadia for the past twelve thousand years to preserve the Balance. Yet April herself was adopted by the Ryan family from a Starkian orphanage, which leaves open the question of how she crossed the Divide in such a young age. However, as we have just seen in Chapters, April/Saga's reincarnation ability transcends the boundaries of the Twin Worlds, so she can be reborn in the House of All Worlds (which we've seen to exist somewhere in-between, since April has to Shift to there in TLJ) after dying in Arcadia. It then follows that she could just as well be reborn in Stark as April Ryan after her previous incarnation died in Arcadia about thirty years ago. And that reincarnation needs not to have been the first, either: it is possible the White Mother gave birth to April/Saga specifically to be able to influence the affairs in Stark without leaving Arcadia.

As for April/Saga's real age, we can conjecture that she couldn't be more than a few centuries old, since by the time the events from Silver Spear of Gorimon occurred, she was still "unborn", and the fall of the Bakshevan Empire is dated several centuries before present (admittedly, Arcadian time keeping is extremely fuzzy).

Queenie is to Zoë what Lady Alvane is to April
Zoë says she wants to "be Queenie" rather than just "like Queenie". So what if Queenie is actually Zoë from the future? It's not like no protagonist has ever met her older self in person in this particular series.
  • Zoe would have to become full-bloodied Chinese and lose a lot of height.
    • She is half-Chinese already and there is a trope for the other thing.
Jossed ... Queenie is either Saga or a relative, but not Zoe.

There was a Chekhov's Gunman in Europolis
Not long after you speak to Reza, you see someone sitting on the bench nearby the "Hand that feeds". He has a name, and Zoë can't speak to him, but will say "I remember him..."
  • There are many people in Europolis whom Zoe seems to remember, but they are most likely the Dreamachine victims she saved while in Storytime.
    • If I recall, they are Kickstarter backers who get names in the game.
      • Considering that one of the names that prompts these reactions is that of voice actor Edwyn Tiong, this seems to just be the Kickstarter backers.

Kian will become a Shifter
Zoe has her own powers, but Kian does not. However, it would make no sense that this dual world problem would be solely Zoe in Stark and Kian in Arcadia, because that would keep the worlds separate. Without a Shifter (and Saga still a toddler), it would be two separate worlds.
  • Jossed, Kian never goes to Stark.

April will be encountered in spirit form to Saga
Reincarnation might be possible, but April might serve as a Spirit Advisor when Saga is unable to remember the White Dragon.
  • Jossed, although Saga and April meet in the ending. As Saga is Lady Alvane.

The House In Between where Saga's family lives is the Lady Alvane's house.
Saga is April and Lady Alvane, obviously. Is this even a WMG?
  • Saga is April most likely, but the creators have said that the German translation that had Lady Alvane say she was April was incorrect. Lady Alvane never revealed herself to be April in their original script. Whether she will be revealed as such is anyone's guess at this point. She could be Kian's daughter for all we know. The House In Between Worlds is Lady Alvane's house post-reunification of the two worlds. Where it is when baby Saga is born is hard to say at this point, but the house looks newer and cleaner there. Saga's father states that they are most likely the first inhabitants of the house.
  • Confirmed: Saga is Lady Alvane.

In one of the later books, Zoë will have a Wham Line with Lea Uminska or Konstantin Wolf and how she reacts to it will be a major decision point.
  • Continuing from this, Zoë's decision point could be to change her vote to Wolf, or vote for Uminska. In order to keep with what Word of God said (that the lines would be a bit more greyed), who Zoë votes for will win the election, and they both turn out to be well for Europolis. However, the major consequences is that if Zoë votes for Wolf, she will be called out on it and be implied to lose her friends.
    • Confirmed!

Whatever Robot Zoë uses in Chapter 3 will be important later on and directs Zoë to go somewhere
The context will change, however - with Shitbot, Mira probably finds something unusual in his programming. Whereas with the functional robot, either it breaks down and Zoë goes to Mira's to have it repaired or maybe Mira realizes "Oh, Crap! - I forgot to delete something important from that robot".
  • Kind of what happens in Book Three: The bot sacrifices itself to help Zoe escape from a warehouse full of guards.

Alternatively, if Kian does not become a Shifter...
There may be some switcheroo chapter where Zoë ends up in Arcadia again... but Kian for some reason appears in Stark.
  • Partially confirmed: Zoe shifts to Arcadia, but Kian never goes to Stark.

Shitbot drops some Foreshadowing if Zoë is escorting it
Shitbot says it is afraid of "outside" because there may be assassins out there. Zoë is being tailed by a corporate jäger...

The consequences of some choices that were made
  • Reza's relationship with Zoë will be altered depending on her culinary choices and whether or not she paid attention to him - this will make the Wham Episode involving him more shocking or less. (There's definitely something up with Reza...)
  • Kian will, at some point, meet someone who is related to the person in the keep, and will give the message. Telling them whether or not he was the one who killed him will be a choice and bring immediate consequences. (Either you say you killed him to end his suffering, or tell them you couldn't do it.)
    • Confirmed.
  • If Kian spares the warden, the warden will be executed but Kian can tell his family that he spared them.
    • Jossed. He lives.
  • The choice to stab the person at the end of the tower was a Secret Test of Character - either to see if he can obey their orders, or if he is willing to atone.
  • Mr. London will either send goons after Baruti or Zoë depending on whether to not she chose to intervene.
  • Zoë will possibly lose her friend.
    • If you mean Nela, confirmed.

Emma might show up in a later book
Charlie said she lives in Europolis...
  • She may be an associate of Madame Nyx.
  • She's also supposed to be opening a gallery in Sonnenschein Plaza, so this seems possible.
  • she is mentioend later on.
    • Jossed, she never shows up.

Falk was Good All Along
Or alternatively, he saved Zoë from the EYE because WATI wants her - not the EYE.
  • Semi-confirmed. JIVA doesn't want her to die.

Falk is the Stark counterpart to Kian Alvane
In a more benign way that Gordon and the Chaos Vortex were separate individuals.
  • Jossed, there's no connection stated.

There is a connection between Anna and Hanna
Both are badass redheads who have a tendency to get involved in situations better left to the protagonists. It may be possible that Anna is Hanna's "dream presence" in Arcadia, now that we know that Hanna is a Dreamer, but it is very unlikely, as Anna has been pining for Kian for more years than Hanna (who, in one story branch, rekindles a relationship with her girlfriend) has been alive. Still, there may be a connection between the two.
  • Jossed in book five. Hanna actually is Zoe's sister, another bio-engineered dreamer like her and Faith.

Queenie is the Blue Draic-kin
She seems to know a hell of a lot about Zoe and what's going on, she has a dragon motif going on, there's a lot of blue around her and she's always near water(whereas the blue was found at the bottom of the ocean).
  • Left unanswered in book five.

The Ending will have Zoë recreating Shitbot or Kidbot.
  • Jossed.

Westhouse is evil
It is curious how he just happened to show up in Abanaxuses house while Zoë was there. Maybe a little too convenient as well.
  • Just to toss in a spoon of additional suspicions: IIRC, Yaga warns Zoe about "an wizard in disguise who wishes to use her quest for his own advantage". Whil this can be more or less anyone, Westhouse is definitely the most suspicious character as of yet.
    • in addition, remember in Dreamfall, Westhouse was in the library as the white Driac Kin was attacked...
  • Confirmed. He is the Prophet.

Roper Klacks will turn out to be a villian once again
With the reveal at Ge'en that the headless statues of the ancient necromancer all around the place happen to look just like him(either that or Klacks particularly likes wearing the same hairstyle)
  • Confirmed. He built the Engine.

April/Saga and the White Kin are technically the same being
In Book Four, Abnaxus says that April was reborn simultaneously as the Dragon of Spring (White Kin, most likely) and the Girl Who Walks Between Worlds (Saga, obviously). In Dreamfall, however, the White Kin was attacked and presumably killed about the same time as April, so it's quite possible that when Abnaxus spoke of April being reborn, he referred to both of them simultaneously. Seeing how intimately April is tied to the Balance, she and the White Kin may be a smaller reflection of the Twin Worlds: separate and inseparable at the same time.
  • Neither jossed not confirmed but heavily implied by book 5.

The Prophet's true motivations
At the end of the story, that which was heavily foreshadowed right from the beginning of the first Dreamfall —that Brian Westhouse is the Prophet, and is also the one who pretty much single-handedly engineered the conflict of the second and third games— is confirmed. Their whole motivation for building and activating the Engine is stated to be so that they can return to Stark, their homeworld, from which they'd been entirely cut off for an incredibly long time. It's also implied that their desire to accomplish this in such an elaborate fashion, which would involve merging the worlds, was partially influenced by the Undreaming— but in the end, we also learn that the Undreaming isn't actually evil, but just a natural counter-force to the Dreamer, Lux, and thus part of the order of the Balance. So, why was the Prophet so adamant on finding and developing this way to travel between the worlds?

Well, if you recall, the reason why Brian ended up in Arcadia to begin with was because they visited the Tibetan monastery and took part in the dream-ritual, which also led him to pass through Dreamtime, which Cortez, who pretty much led him there, probably knew was gonna happen. So why were they searching for a way to travel between the worlds in the first place (before arriving in Arcadia), with their eventual development of the Engine leading them to control it so thoroughly instead of trying to find a quick way back home?

My theory is that Brian is really Magnus, Saga's father. In the story that gradually develops during the Interlude segments, we can see that Magnus is devastated by the loss of his wife Etta, who disappeared in the passages between the worlds, never to return, and this is only aggravated once Saga begins shifting and pretty much disappears as well. We don't really see what happens to him after that point, nor do we ever get a straight explanation on how travel to and from the House of All Worlds works or if it is truly reliable for anyone. After Saga's disappearance, Magnus decided to throw caution to the wind and went running out to the pathways between the worlds, eventually ending up in Stark (which was also their own homeworld), from which they then travelled to Arcadia while continuing their search, and finally became the Prophet in order to devise a way for them to access all possible worlds at their leisure, all for the sake of finding Saga and possibly Etta once again.

If nothing else, there's also the fact that Brian and Magnus are physically quite similar. This also adds quite a bit of tragic irony to the climactic sequence in Book Five, as Saga is involved in helping the heroes in both sides of the Divide by opening and maintaining a Shift, which, due to the way the inside of the Tower is laid out, essentially means that her and Brian/Magnus are in the same room, but they never become reunited or even seem aware of each other's presence, and further in the very last scene where Lady Alvane/Saga imagines that her parents were eventually reunited somewhere.

(Also, the disappearance of Magnus' Scottish accent could be chalked up to him having to live in Boston for a few years, which is where Brian claims to be from)

  • Wasn't Brian blonde before he went grey though? Magnus has black hair.

Saga's "Uncle Galath" is actually Cortez
Although he never appears in person, Saga mentions "Uncle Galath" multiple times throughout the game: he acts as her godfather, part-time mentor, and later helps Magnus create the wards that prevent Saga from Shifting away. Considering that the lead writer has not discounted the possibility of Cortez appearing post-Dreamfall, we can be fairly certain that he is still alive by the time of Chapters and, considering how much effort he had spent mentoring and protecting April, it is only consequent that he would do the same for her reincarnation. He can even be considered her actual "uncle", in a roundabout way: Saga is a reincarnation of the human daughter of Cortez's fellow Kin, and the Kin seem to consider each other siblings, if McAllen's dialogue in TLJ is any indication. Finally, in the epilogue, Saga mentions that her uncle Galath has since departed "to the stars" forever, which is exactly what the Kin had planned to do after the reunification, according to the Blue Kin in TLJ.