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* While the implication that the entire game was all just a story is somewhat calming, the fact that the bloody ''Ink Machine'' exists in the real world isnít very calming at all!!



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* Bottles of ink are labelled with the skull-and-crossbones logo. Ink is often made of horribly toxic ingredients. Of course, this *particular* ink may also be supernaturally evil.

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* Henry first left the studio because he wanted to spend more time with Linda. If you believe the theory that Henry and everyone else are trapped in a never-ending time loop (like the hidden golden notes suggest) that means that as long as the cycle continues, heís never going to see her again.


** She introduces herself via a JumpScare, and then, less than an hour later, makes him watch as she tortures a Butcher Gang clone, all while [[MoodSwinger switching rapidly between multiple different moods]]. This display quickly establishes her as psychotic and unpredictable, and not only that, [[SinisteSurveillance but she can tell wherever Henry is and what he's doing]], showing that she has some sort of power outside of her equipment. After all that, Henry doesn't want to speak and risk accidentally saying something that will anger her.

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** She introduces herself via a JumpScare, and then, less than an hour later, makes him watch as she tortures a Butcher Gang clone, all while [[MoodSwinger switching rapidly between multiple different moods]]. This display quickly establishes her as psychotic and unpredictable, and not only that, [[SinisteSurveillance [[SinisterSurveillance but she can tell wherever Henry is and what he's doing]], showing that she has some sort of power outside of her equipment. After all that, Henry doesn't want to speak and risk accidentally saying something that will anger her.



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* Although Henry doesn't seem to have any problem speaking to many of the strange characters he meets, he noticeably never says a word to "Alice", by far the most talkative character in the game. Hell, he doesn't even ''mention'' her until he sees what she's done to Boris. There are two possible reasons for this:
** He's channeling Chell from ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' and doesn't want to give this psychotic AttentionWhore the satisfaction of speaking to her.
** She introduces herself via a JumpScare, and then, less than an hour later, makes him watch as she tortures a Butcher Gang clone, all while [[MoodSwinger switching rapidly between multiple different moods]]. This display quickly establishes her as psychotic and unpredictable, and not only that, [[SinisteSurveillance but she can tell wherever Henry is and what he's doing]], showing that she has some sort of power outside of her equipment. After all that, Henry doesn't want to speak and risk accidentally saying something that will anger her.


* While the implication that the entire game was all just a story is somewhat calming, the fact that the bloody ''Ink Machine''exists in the real isnít very calming at all!!

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* While the implication that the entire game was all just a story is somewhat calming, the fact that the bloody ''Ink Machine''exists Machine'' exists in the real world isnít very calming at all!!


** In relation to the above: We never see what happens to Henry after he defeats Bendy. The game instantly cuts to a flashback. It can be interpreted that Joey sent Henry to clean up his mess with ''no way for him to come back.'' As far as Joey is concerned, Henry killing Bendy is 'the end' of the story, so there's no need for him to figure out how Henry is supposed to go home to his family, or what's to become of Alison and Tom and everyone else still there...

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** In relation to the above: We never see what happens to Henry after he defeats Bendy. The game instantly cuts to a flashback. It can be interpreted that Joey sent Henry to clean up his mess with ''no way for him to come back.'' As far as Joey is concerned, Henry killing Bendy is is 'the end' of the story, so there's no need for him to figure out how Henry is supposed to go home to his family, or what's to become of Alison and Tom and everyone else still there...


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* While the implication that the entire game was all just a story is somewhat calming, the fact that the bloody ''Ink Machine''exists in the real isnít very calming at all!!


* Sammy wears a Bendy mask, followed by the Ink Demon killing him. The Ink Demon hates when cardboard cutouts of him are broken. How else could Sammy possibly get that mask?




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* There's a severe amount of religious imagery, specifically "the creator lied to us." So the creator could be:
** Joey, who made the cartoons and was generally a Jerkass.
** The Ink Demon, a "god" who betrays Sammy.
** Twisted Alice, a religious figure who betrays Henry.
* The Butcher Gang generally gets shafted in merch. That makes sense due to being mooks, but think about this: it's a meta way of reflecting the poor business decisions Joey made.
* If Alice dolls would've been made at that time, they would've had steep competition from the Shirley Temple doll. Joey's ego means he would've overcharged for them, hence why they didn't sell well and likely lost to the similar Shirley Temple doll.


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*** But then again, what happens to a cartoon after it's ended its run? [[spoiler: It enters syndication and gets rerun for the indefinite future.]] And sometimes [[spoiler: television networks will add their own minor edits to the original footage in an attempt to keep audiences watching]].

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*** But then again, what happens to a cartoon after it's ended its run? [[spoiler: It enters syndication and gets rerun for the indefinite future.]] future. And sometimes [[spoiler: television networks will add their own minor edits to the original footage in an attempt to keep audiences watching]].watching.

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** Another theory: Back in the 1920's and 30's when Henry and Joey created these characters and into the 40's, people didn't watch cartoons on television. They watched them in movie theaters, often on a continuous loop. Henry reaching "The End" doesn't really end things, it just resets everything for another loop.

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** According to later audio logs, The first attempt at making Bendy (the one that chases you) was also the last because he came out weird and creepy. Joey apparently didn't want to risk making another.


*** But then again, what happens to a cartoon after it's ended its run? [[spoiler: It enters syndication and gets rerun, with each new replay adding minor edits to the original show to keep future audiences watching.]]

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*** But then again, what happens to a cartoon after it's ended its run? [[spoiler: It enters syndication and gets rerun, with each new replay adding rerun for the indefinite future.]] And sometimes [[spoiler: television networks will add their own minor edits to the original show footage in an attempt to keep future audiences watching.]]watching]].


* Sammy does not look like the Lost Ones or the Searchers, having more in common with the other genuine living cartoons, with his more coherent shape and four-fingered gloves - but despite this, he still remember his name and identity like Susie / "Alice" and actually loathes his new form. Given his constant role as someone who appears and disappears on a whim, moving around various set dressings and generally, it's likely he is technically a cartoon character - more specifically a background extra with no personality to impose over his normal one, but a "defined" shape as a blank silhouette to fill out shots that need large crowds.

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* Sammy does not look like the Lost Ones or the Searchers, having more in common with the other genuine living cartoons, with his more coherent shape and four-fingered gloves four-digit hands - but despite this, he still remember his name and identity like Susie / "Alice" and actually loathes his new form. Given his constant role as someone who appears and disappears on a whim, moving around various set dressings and generally, seeking attention from Bendy to free him of his shell, it's likely he is technically a cartoon character - more specifically a background extra with no personality to impose over his normal one, but a whose only "defined" shape as a blank silhouette to fill out shots that need large crowds.

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* Sammy does not look like the Lost Ones or the Searchers, having more in common with the other genuine living cartoons, with his more coherent shape and four-fingered gloves - but despite this, he still remember his name and identity like Susie / "Alice" and actually loathes his new form. Given his constant role as someone who appears and disappears on a whim, moving around various set dressings and generally, it's likely he is technically a cartoon character - more specifically a background extra with no personality to impose over his normal one, but a "defined" shape as a blank silhouette to fill out shots that need large crowds.

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