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* There are a lot of questions about Misery's actions in the game. Given her powers, she could curbstomp Quote early on, or teleport him to [[spoiler: the Labyrinth]], or off the edge of the island-- yet every time she appears, she seems to cause a fight with another boss rather than fighting you herself. This would seem like SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, but the true ending makes her actions make sense; she was half-assing her attempts to kill you, which were presumably ordered by The Doctor. She is bound to obey whomever wears the Crown, but she knows that you are the best shot at [[spoiler: destroying the Crown, and eventually Ballos]], and so she allows you to get closer to your objective. She even [[spoiler:sends you to the Labyrinth, where the Core is kept, and sends Balrog with you so that you can make it through the Boulder Chamber!]]
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'': At first, I thought [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrK2S5m5o44 the music of the Plantation stage]] was [[MoodDissonance a bit out of place]], as it's a very jaunty tune for the place where the [[spoiler:Mimigas are being forced to grow the very flowers that would transform them into monsters]]. Then, after a pointer from another troper, I realized: Plantation seems pretty pleasant at first glance. It's a BreatherLevel, and one of the brighter caverns in the game (and if you're on track to unlocking the TrueFinalBoss, it's where [[spoiler:you get reunited with Curly Brace]]). The nasty bit about the [[spoiler:Mimigas farming the instruments of their own destruction]] is something that only becomes apparent after some thought (or obtaining the Mimiga mask). The music mirrors this: It starts off sounding quite upbeat and determined, and loops through a complete melody twice--then in the third loop (1:38 into the song) a counter-melody begins playing and the whole song goes confusing and dissonant. (None of the other tracks in the game feature a fakeout along those lines.) In other words, the level is FridgeHorror, and the music matches that. -@/MetaFour

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* There are a lot of questions about Misery's actions in the game. Given her powers, she could curbstomp Quote early on, or teleport him to [[spoiler: the Labyrinth]], Labyrinth, or off the edge of the island-- yet every time she appears, she seems to cause a fight with another boss rather than fighting you herself. This would seem like SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, but the true ending makes her actions make sense; she was half-assing her attempts to kill you, which were presumably ordered by The Doctor. She is bound to obey whomever wears the Crown, but she knows that you are the best shot at [[spoiler: destroying the Crown, and eventually Ballos]], Ballos, and so she allows you to get closer to your objective. She even [[spoiler:sends sends you to the Labyrinth, where the Core is kept, and sends Balrog with you so that you can make it through the Boulder Chamber!]]
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'': At first, I thought [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrK2S5m5o44 the music of the Plantation stage]] was [[MoodDissonance a bit out of place]], as it's a very jaunty tune for the place where the [[spoiler:Mimigas Mimigas are being forced to grow the very flowers that would transform them into monsters]].monsters. Then, after a pointer from another troper, I realized: Plantation seems pretty pleasant at first glance. It's a BreatherLevel, and one of the brighter caverns in the game (and if you're on track to unlocking the TrueFinalBoss, it's where [[spoiler:you you get reunited with Curly Brace]]). Brace). The nasty bit about the [[spoiler:Mimigas Mimigas farming the instruments of their own destruction]] destruction is something that only becomes apparent after some thought (or obtaining the Mimiga mask). The music mirrors this: It starts off sounding quite upbeat and determined, and loops through a complete melody twice--then in the third loop (1:38 into the song) a counter-melody begins playing and the whole song goes confusing and dissonant. (None of the other tracks in the game feature a fakeout along those lines.) In other words, the level is FridgeHorror, and the music matches that. -@/MetaFour



** I'd been wondering why Curly hadn't tried to help you during the fight with the Doctor. I mean, she said she wanted to get back at him for kidnapping the Colons, so I thought it'd make sense for her to show up and help out. Even more confusing was [[spoiler:her appearance in the Sacred Grounds]]. But then I remembered what she'd said after memory was restored: [[spoiler:She and Quote had been sent to destroy the Demon Crown. She must have figured Jenka might know something about it, and so went to see her. Jenka would've explained the whole 'Ballos' thing, and Curly, armed with this knowledge, would have gone to destroy Ballos, and thus, the Demon Crown]]! -@/{{phazonfarmer}}
** Everyone who's played the game will tell you that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVUzFML3Vik Moonsong]] is one of the greatest pieces in the game. When asked, they will invariably respond "Because that's when you finally get outside!" It wasn't until recently that I realized that it's more than that: [[spoiler:When playing the game for the first time, by this point in the game you've lost four of your friends to the actions of the Doctor. Walking through the emptied Mimiga Village adds to this, as you can safely assume that that same man has abducted all of its inhabitants. The only indicator that anyone escaped is a one-sentence message that tells you to head to the Egg Corridor. When you go there, you have to fight your way through a large number of powerful enemies, and when you get to the end, you'll be ready to tear something apart. Then Kazuma shows up, explains what happened, and offers you a chance to cut your losses and leave the island. When you select 'No' and step outside to continue pursuing the Doctor, the beauty of the clouds rolling by, combined with the music, will dispel any rage the player had been feeling, and replace it with HeroicResolve.]] That moment contains so much emotion that goes unnoticed: Sadness, anger, but with an undercurrent of hope. The music understands this and simply adds to it. The fact that you're outside is more like a dose of {{Fanservice}}. -@/{{phazonfarmer}}

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** I'd been wondering why Curly hadn't tried to help you during the fight with the Doctor. I mean, she said she wanted to get back at him for kidnapping the Colons, so I thought it'd make sense for her to show up and help out. Even more confusing was [[spoiler:her her appearance in the Sacred Grounds]]. Grounds. But then I remembered what she'd said after memory was restored: [[spoiler:She She and Quote had been sent to destroy the Demon Crown. She must have figured Jenka might know something about it, and so went to see her. Jenka would've explained the whole 'Ballos' thing, and Curly, armed with this knowledge, would have gone to destroy Ballos, and thus, the Demon Crown]]! Crown! -@/{{phazonfarmer}}
** Everyone who's played the game will tell you that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVUzFML3Vik Moonsong]] is one of the greatest pieces in the game. When asked, they will invariably respond "Because that's when you finally get outside!" It wasn't until recently that I realized that it's more than that: [[spoiler:When When playing the game for the first time, by this point in the game you've lost four of your friends to the actions of the Doctor. Walking through the emptied Mimiga Village adds to this, as you can safely assume that that same man has abducted all of its inhabitants. The only indicator that anyone escaped is a one-sentence message that tells you to head to the Egg Corridor. When you go there, you have to fight your way through a large number of powerful enemies, and when you get to the end, you'll be ready to tear something apart. Then Kazuma shows up, explains what happened, and offers you a chance to cut your losses and leave the island. When you select 'No' and step outside to continue pursuing the Doctor, the beauty of the clouds rolling by, combined with the music, will dispel any rage the player had been feeling, and replace it with HeroicResolve.]] That moment contains so much emotion that goes unnoticed: Sadness, anger, but with an undercurrent of hope. The music understands this and simply adds to it. The fact that you're outside is more like a dose of {{Fanservice}}. -@/{{phazonfarmer}}



* When you are making your way out of the Labyrinth, you can talk to [[spoiler:a hurt Prof. Booster]] who is now trapped as well. He gives you the Booster v0.8 to escape and [[spoiler:presumably dies in there]]. Alternatively, you can exit the area without talking to him, where he [[spoiler:lives and gives you a better jetpack later]]. This makes sense, as you [[spoiler:left him with the original jetpack, giving him a way to escape the Labyrinth and recover from his wounds]].
** When you bump into [[spoiler:Professor Booster in the true path]] you can take the teleporter to a new location. That location just happens to be the broken teleporter just below where he fell. [[spoiler:The implication is that he fixed it and used it to get back. He didn't use the Booster 0.8 to escape. A much more likely explanation was that since he didn't bump into Quote, his determination to make things go right kept him alive. Meeting Quote there had the unfortunate side effect of letting him accept his death.]]
*** Could be both. Humans probably can't jump and survive falls the way Quote and Curly can, so he probably needed the [[spoiler: Booster 0.8]] just to get safely down to the teleporter.
*** Considering he'd already just fell a huge distance, I don't think that's it. It's likely that [[spoiler:Booster used the...well, Booster]] for spare parts to fix the teleporter, make it back to Arthur's house and heal himself. Thing is, in the path to the bad ending, with player getting trapped down in the pit, [[spoiler:Booster]] figured out that you needed to get out more than he did so you could save the day, thus he was unable to heal his own wounds. -@/{{InfinityAlex}}

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* When you are making your way out of the Labyrinth, you can talk to [[spoiler:a a hurt Prof. Booster]] Booster who is now trapped as well. He gives you the Booster v0.8 to escape and [[spoiler:presumably presumably dies in there]]. there. Alternatively, you can exit the area without talking to him, where he [[spoiler:lives lives and gives you a better jetpack later]]. later. This makes sense, as you [[spoiler:left left him with the original jetpack, giving him a way to escape the Labyrinth and recover from his wounds]].
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** When you bump into [[spoiler:Professor Professor Booster in the true path]] path you can take the teleporter to a new location. That location just happens to be the broken teleporter just below where he fell. [[spoiler:The The implication is that he fixed it and used it to get back. He didn't use the Booster 0.8 to escape. A much more likely explanation was that since he didn't bump into Quote, his determination to make things go right kept him alive. Meeting Quote there had the unfortunate side effect of letting him accept his death.]]
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*** Could be both. Humans probably can't jump and survive falls the way Quote and Curly can, so he probably needed the [[spoiler: Booster 0.8]] 8 just to get safely down to the teleporter.
*** Considering he'd already just fell a huge distance, I don't think that's it. It's likely that [[spoiler:Booster Booster used the...well, Booster]] Booster for spare parts to fix the teleporter, make it back to Arthur's house and heal himself. Thing is, in the path to the bad ending, with player getting trapped down in the pit, [[spoiler:Booster]] Booster figured out that you needed to get out more than he did so you could save the day, thus he was unable to heal his own wounds. -@/{{InfinityAlex}}



* So, why does the Jenka song play in the first room of the labyrinth? [[spoiler: Jenka was the one that built the labyrinth in the first place.]]
* Why does Santa have a deathtrap in his house? Well, consider ''why'' spikes would be there in the first place. [[spoiler:Pretty much everything red in the game ties in some way to Ballos's runaway power - the red flowers are caused by him, the Demon Crown he created regenerates as long as he's alive, and the Last Cave that's roughly adjacent to the Sanctuary is filled with red enemies and pools of damaging red lava. The spikes are ''also'' red. All the spikes in the game were also generated by Ballos's magic, appearing wherever it's least convenient. It's almost a miracle Santa has the ''only'' house that's been breached by them.]]

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* So, why does the Jenka song play in the first room of the labyrinth? [[spoiler: Jenka was the one that built the labyrinth in the first place.]]
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* Why does Santa have a deathtrap in his house? Well, consider ''why'' spikes would be there in the first place. [[spoiler:Pretty Pretty much everything red in the game ties in some way to Ballos's runaway power - the red flowers are caused by him, the Demon Crown he created regenerates as long as he's alive, and the Last Cave that's roughly adjacent to the Sanctuary is filled with red enemies and pools of damaging red lava. The spikes are ''also'' red. All the spikes in the game were also generated by Ballos's magic, appearing wherever it's least convenient. It's almost a miracle Santa has the ''only'' house that's been breached by them.]]
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* How many Mimiga children is Curly Brace raising? Four. [[spoiler:On the balcony, how many frenzied Mimigas are there? Four...]]
** Some of the sidequests can invoke this depending on [[spoiler:the ending]] that is being invoked, especially the [[spoiler:Normal ending]] whilst holding [[spoiler:Mr. Little]] inside your inventory. indirectly, you may have [[spoiler:killed his entire family by destroying the Undead Core and causing the island to plummet to the Earth, he still says "...Aren't you forgetting something?!"]]
** The [[spoiler:red flowers in Arthur's basement. The Red Demon has suspiciously rabbit-like appendages on its head...]]
*** The flowers also explain [[spoiler:the enraged mimiga guarding the Dragon egg]] in the egg corridor. In the Nicalis translation, [[spoiler:before the fight, the enraged Mimiga will say that "Nobody can touch Masters eggs",]] and, after defeating him, in the unnofficial and official translation, [[spoiler:you learn his name was Igor]]. Which means that, in the end, [[spoiler:Kazuma fed an innocent Mimiga red flowers to use as a body-guard]].

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* How many Mimiga children is Curly Brace raising? Four. [[spoiler:On On the balcony, how many frenzied Mimigas are there? Four...]]
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** Some of the sidequests can invoke this depending on [[spoiler:the ending]] the ending that is being invoked, especially the [[spoiler:Normal ending]] Normal ending whilst holding [[spoiler:Mr. Little]] Mr. Little inside your inventory. indirectly, Indirectly, you may have [[spoiler:killed killed his entire family by destroying the Undead Core and causing the island to plummet to the Earth, he still says "...Aren't you forgetting something?!"]]
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** The [[spoiler:red red flowers in Arthur's basement. The Red Demon has suspiciously rabbit-like appendages on its head...]]
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*** The flowers also explain [[spoiler:the the enraged mimiga guarding the Dragon egg]] egg in the egg corridor. In the Nicalis translation, [[spoiler:before before the fight, the enraged Mimiga will say that "Nobody can touch Masters eggs",]] eggs", and, after defeating him, in the unnofficial and official translation, [[spoiler:you you learn his name was Igor]]. Igor. Which means that, in the end, [[spoiler:Kazuma Kazuma fed an innocent Mimiga red flowers to use as a body-guard]].body-guard.



*** Visiting Jack around the time you go to Sand Zone nets you some exposition, revealing that [[spoiler:Arthur actually banished the Red Demon from Mimiga Village before The Doctor even came along, thus earning his title of "Hero".]]
*** Which would imply that [[spoiler: Arthur was using the red flowers. Now, consider that King's eyes are the same color that Toroko's were after eating a red flower.]]
*** Well, WordOfGod does say that [[spoiler:King did eat red flowers... Except he cooked them first, meaning there is a way to safely consume them, albeit at the cost of reducing their effect.]]
** When you're in the Plantation, you can find [[spoiler:Sue, Jack and Mahin in jail.]] Later, [[spoiler:when you're sent there,]] two are accounted for... [[spoiler:Where did Jack go???]]
*** He could very well be [[spoiler: in one of the cages in the room where you fight the Doctor.]]
* In The Sand Zone, [[spoiler: after coming back with the last dog, all the other dogs are gone and Balrog's gloating about having the keys... Did he start killing her dogs to make her give him the keys? It helps that you never see them again for the rest of the game.]]
** It doesn't help that [[spoiler: the area right before Ballos has a dog that says to "please kill my master", and then disappears ''like a ghost.'']]
* In the Labyrinth, [[spoiler: you go along with Curly and obliterate everything in your path at one point. In these areas, there are plenty of eggs which seem to be guarded by the armored cockroach creatures. Since the creatures are there to protect the core, it's implied that these eggs contain more creatures/protectors. You destroy them all (possibly not all, but certainly alot of them) while fighting through this area, so that means you just destroyed their upcoming generation. This doesn't seem that bad since most of the creatures are hostile; but as proved by the Shop and Clinic in the Labyrinth, there are plenty of them that are thinking creatures with feelings. You just killed those too. Made worse when possibly all of them are intelligent creatures, considering that they're just doing a job.]]
* [[spoiler:In the BittersweetEnding, the island falls out of the sky, killing anyone on in on impact. Or did it? [[BonusBoss Ballos]] is a man of supernatural power, and let it run rampant in order to free himself from royal torture. It's possible they protected him from the impact. [[OhCrap Not a good thought]] considering his own sister, the only one who could match him (besides you, of course), used up the last of her power to subdue him and likely perished on impact.]]

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*** Visiting Jack around the time you go to Sand Zone nets you some exposition, revealing that [[spoiler:Arthur Arthur actually banished the Red Demon from Mimiga Village before The Doctor even came along, thus earning his title of "Hero".]]
"Hero".
*** Which would imply that [[spoiler: Arthur was using the red flowers. Now, consider that King's eyes are the same color that Toroko's were after eating a red flower.]]
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*** Well, WordOfGod does say that [[spoiler:King King did eat red flowers... Except he cooked them first, meaning there is a way to safely consume them, albeit at the cost of reducing their effect.]]
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** When you're in the Plantation, you can find [[spoiler:Sue, Sue, Jack and Mahin in jail.]] jail. Later, [[spoiler:when when you're sent there,]] there, two are accounted for... [[spoiler:Where Where did Jack go???]]
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*** He could very well be [[spoiler: in one of the cages in the room where you fight the Doctor.]]
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* In The Sand Zone, [[spoiler: after coming back with the last dog, all the other dogs are gone and Balrog's gloating about having the keys... Did he start killing her dogs to make her give him the keys? It helps that you never see them again for the rest of the game.]]
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** It doesn't help that [[spoiler: the area right before Ballos has a dog that says to "please kill my master", and then disappears ''like a ghost.'']]
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* In the Labyrinth, [[spoiler: you go along with Curly and obliterate everything in your path at one point. In these areas, there are plenty of eggs which seem to be guarded by the armored cockroach creatures. Since the creatures are there to protect the core, it's implied that these eggs contain more creatures/protectors. You destroy them all (possibly not all, but certainly alot a lot of them) while fighting through this area, so that means you just destroyed their upcoming generation. This doesn't seem that bad since most of the creatures are hostile; but as proved by the Shop and Clinic in the Labyrinth, there are plenty of them that are thinking creatures with feelings. You just killed those too. Made worse when possibly all of them are intelligent creatures, considering that they're just doing a job.]]
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* [[spoiler:In In the BittersweetEnding, the island falls out of the sky, killing anyone on in on impact. Or did it? [[BonusBoss Ballos]] is a man of supernatural power, and let it run rampant in order to free himself from royal torture. It's possible they protected him from the impact. [[OhCrap Not a good thought]] considering his own sister, the only one who could match him (besides you, of course), used up the last of her power to subdue him and likely perished on impact.]]

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*** Well, WordOfGod does say that [[spoiler:King did eat red flowers... Except he cooked them first, meaning there is a way to safely consume them, albeit at the cost of reducing their effect.]]



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* Why does Santa have a deathtrap in his house? Well, consider ''why'' spikes would be there in the first place. [[spoiler:Pretty much everything red in the game ties in some way to Ballos's runaway power - the red flowers are caused by him, the Demon Crown he created regenerates as long as he's alive, and the Last Cave that's roughly adjacent to the Sanctuary is filled with red enemies and pools of damaging red lava. The spikes are ''also'' red. All the spikes in the game were also generated by Ballos's magic, appearing wherever it's least convenient. It's almost a miracle Santa has the ''only'' house that's been breached by them.]]


*** It is also the first time you actually enter a cave in-game.

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**** Considering he'd already just fell a huge distance, I don't think that's it. It's likely that [[spoiler:Booster used the...well, Booster]] for spare parts to fix the teleporter, make it back to Arthur's house and heal himself. Thing is, in the path to the bad ending, with player getting trapped down in the pit, [[spoiler:Booster]] figured out that you needed to get out more than he did so you could save the day, thus he was unable to heal his own wounds. -@/{{InfinityAlex}}

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*** Could be both. Humans probably can't jump and survive falls the way Quote and Curly can, so he probably needed the [[spoiler: Booster 0.8]] just to get safely down to the teleporter.


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* In the Labyrinth, [[spoiler: you go along with Curly and obliterate everything in your path at one point. In these areas, there are plenty of eggs which seem to be guarded by the armored cockroach creatures. Since the creatures are there to protect the core, it's implied that these eggs contain more creatures/protectors. You destroy them all (possibly not all, but certainly alot of them) while fighting through this area, so that means you just destroyed their upcoming generation. This doesn't seem that bad since most of the creatures are hostile; but as proved by the Shop and Clinic in the Labyrinth, there are plenty of them that are thinking creatures with feelings. You just killed those too. Made worse when possibly all of them are intelligent creatures, considering that they're just doing a job.]]

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* In the Labyrinth, [[spoiler: you go along with Curly and obliterate everything in your path at one point. In these areas, there are plenty of eggs which seem to be guarded by the armored cockroach creatures. Since the creatures are there to protect the core, it's implied that these eggs contain more creatures/protectors. You destroy them all (possibly not all, but certainly alot of them) while fighting through this area, so that means you just destroyed their upcoming generation. This doesn't seem that bad since most of the creatures are hostile; but as proved by the Shop and Clinic in the Labyrinth, there are plenty of them that are thinking creatures with feelings. You just killed those too. Made worse when possibly all of them are intelligent creatures, considering that they're just doing a job.]]
* [[spoiler:In the BittersweetEnding, the island falls out of the sky, killing anyone on in on impact. Or did it? [[BonusBoss Ballos]] is a man of supernatural power, and let it run rampant in order to free himself from royal torture. It's possible they protected him from the impact. [[OhCrap Not a good thought]] considering his own sister, the only one who could match him (besides you, of course), used up the last of her power to subdue him and likely perished on impact.
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** It doesn't help that [[spoiler: the area right before Ballos has a dog that says to "please kill my master", and then disappears ''like a ghost.'']]


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*In the Labyrinth, [[spoiler: you go along with Curly and obliterate everything in your path at one point. In these areas, there are plenty of eggs which seem to be guarded by the armored cockroach creatures. Since the creatures are there to protect the core, it's implied that these eggs contain more creatures/protectors. You destroy them all (possibly not all, but certainly alot of them) while fighting through this area, so that means you just destroyed their upcoming generation. This doesn't seem that bad since most of the creatures are hostile; but as proved by the Shop and Clinic in the Labyrinth, there are plenty of them that are thinking creatures with feelings. You just killed those too. Made worse when possibly all of them are intelligent creatures, considering that they're just doing a job.]]


** This may provide a likely explanation why he too was bound to the crown.

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** This may provide a likely explanation for why he too was bound to the crown.



** Some of the sidequests can invoke this depending on [[spoiler:the ending]] that is being invoked, especially the [[spoiler:Normal ending]] whilst holding [[spoiler:Mr. Little]] inside your inventory. indirectly, you may have [[spoiler:killed his entire family by destroying the Undead Core and causing the island to plummet to the Earth, he still says ""...Aren't you forgetting something?!"]]

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** Some of the sidequests can invoke this depending on [[spoiler:the ending]] that is being invoked, especially the [[spoiler:Normal ending]] whilst holding [[spoiler:Mr. Little]] inside your inventory. indirectly, you may have [[spoiler:killed his entire family by destroying the Undead Core and causing the island to plummet to the Earth, he still says ""..."...Aren't you forgetting something?!"]]



* In The Sand Zone, [[spoiler: after coming back with the last dog, all the other dogs are gone and Balrog's gloating about having the keys... Did he start killing her dogs to make her give him the keys? It helps that you never see them for the rest of the game.]]

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* In The Sand Zone, [[spoiler: after coming back with the last dog, all the other dogs are gone and Balrog's gloating about having the keys... Did he start killing her dogs to make her give him the keys? It helps that you never see them again for the rest of the game.]]


* There are a lot of questions about Misery's actions in the game. Given her powers, she could curbstomp Quote early on, or teleport him to the Labyrinth, or off the edge of the island-- yet every time she appears, she seems to cause a fight with another boss rather than fighting you herself. This would seem like SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, but the true ending makes her actions make sense; she was half-assing her attempts to kill you, which were presumably ordered by The Doctor. She is bound to obey whomever wears the Crown, but she knows that you are the best shot at destroying the Crown, and eventually Ballos, and so she allows you to get closer to your objective. She even sends you to the Labyrinth, where the Core is kept, and sends Balrog with you so that you can make it through the Boulder Chamber!

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* There are a lot of questions about Misery's actions in the game. Given her powers, she could curbstomp Quote early on, or teleport him to [[spoiler: the Labyrinth, Labyrinth]], or off the edge of the island-- yet every time she appears, she seems to cause a fight with another boss rather than fighting you herself. This would seem like SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, but the true ending makes her actions make sense; she was half-assing her attempts to kill you, which were presumably ordered by The Doctor. She is bound to obey whomever wears the Crown, but she knows that you are the best shot at [[spoiler: destroying the Crown, and eventually Ballos, Ballos]], and so she allows you to get closer to your objective. She even sends [[spoiler:sends you to the Labyrinth, where the Core is kept, and sends Balrog with you so that you can make it through the Boulder Chamber!Chamber!]]

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* There are a lot of questions about Misery's actions in the game. Given her powers, she could curbstomp Quote early on, or teleport him to the Labyrinth, or off the edge of the island-- yet every time she appears, she seems to cause a fight with another boss rather than fighting you herself. This would seem like SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, but the true ending makes her actions make sense; she was half-assing her attempts to kill you, which were presumably ordered by The Doctor. She is bound to obey whomever wears the Crown, but she knows that you are the best shot at destroying the Crown, and eventually Ballos, and so she allows you to get closer to your objective. She even sends you to the Labyrinth, where the Core is kept, and sends Balrog with you so that you can make it through the Boulder Chamber!


**** WordOfGod gave a much different reason. The master is never seen in game, actually.

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**** WordOfGod gave It seems far more likely that this Mimiga is a much different reason. survivor of the events which happened when the soldiers from the surface ascended to the island to stop the previous Master of the Demon Crown-- The master facility is never seen in game, actually.far too high-tech to originate on the island, and breeding very powerful dragons would seem to tie quite well into the idea of world domination...

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** As amusing as this is, it's not the case on a Japanese keyboard, in which the quote key is shift+2 for some reason.



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* So, why does the Jenka song play in the first room of the labyrinth? [[spoiler: Jenka was the one that built the labyrinth in the first place.]]


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**** Which would imply that [[spoiler: Arthur was using the red flowers. Now, consider that King's eyes are the same color that Toroko's were after eating a red flower.]]

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