The real ending to Hell Temple was Lameza becoming possessed by The Mother.The Treasure and the Fan Disservice picture were just Lameza's crumbling mind coming up with a symbolic representation.
If Lemeza dies during the final boss, all of humanity dies.Allow me to quote the intro of the Wiiware remake. "...This is the day Humanity was born. Then when they angered her, they were destroyed.". Fighting her is pretty sure to annoy her, and, well, note the fetus ball in the background at the end - This could be the first of a new breed of human, destined to take the place of the humans when they were obliterated. Thank god for Lemeza putting her to rest before she could do that. But if he died and the Mother remained alive...
The fetus and the energy being are BOTH the MotherA big argument among fans is debating whether the energy being you fight at the end is Mother or simply the guardian of Mother since the fetus in the background cries out the Treasure of La-Mulana. My theory is they are both Mother. According to the in-game text, Mother is immortal. If you defeat her physical form (the head you fight initially), she will simply be reborn. That's why you have to find the Elixir which gives form to Mother's soul. I think that's why a fetus appears in the background during the battle: Mother is trying to revive herself but can't fully do it since her soul is currently ripped from her body. Once her soul is killed, Mother's body finally dies (the fetus disappears and the ruins, Mother's body, crumbles).
Lameza's daughter in La Mulana 2 is created from the Treasure of Life that Shorn stole.Xelpud SAYS that the "Secret Treasure of Life" is the crystalization of Mother's soul. Lameza's daughter is either her reincarnation or her inheritor.
Lemeza's daughter is perfectly mundane (or at least as mundane as the chosen one's child can get).She was either being raised offscreen during La-Mulana and just never came up, or Lemeza will learn about her shortly after the end of it. Either way, he cuts back on adventuring for some years to help raise her, since given his own dad issues it's pretty important for him to be there in her life.
The sequel will involve another of Mother's people looking for her.They're the 0th body referred to: 0th because they're of the same "generation" as Mother in the sense that they're not one of her children, but one of her peers.
Lemeza will make a Previous Player-Character Cameo.He'll probably be either a Xelpud-like Mission Control figure, or else his daughter's at the new ruins looking for him. Either way, Mr. Explorer will remain as his theme song.
At some point, Lumisa is going to rescue Lemeza.He's going to get into some dire trouble and she's going to save his life. If nothing else, she will rescue his reputation: whatever she discovers down in Eg-Lana will get him pardoned for wrecking the ruins from the first game. She was saying "Papa! I've come to rescue you!" in her Early-Bird Cameo in the April Fools development video, after all.
Lumisa's relationship to Lemeza and ShornLet's just collect these here.
Lumisa wearing the American flag around her neck and an American flag with a Japanese flag in place of the 50 stars on her jeans symbolizes La-Mulana's surprising popularity in the West.