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* A meta example: A lot of players complained that as the game went on, they were called on to make fewer decisions which affected Graham's alignment (bravery/wits/compassion). But of course they were! Graham was quite young in the early chapters, still finding his way and figuring out who he was. As the game went on, he grew older and his personality became more confirmed. There were fewer alignment-affecting decisions to be made because he was settled into the person he was going to be.
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* A meta example: A lot of players complained that as the game went on, they were called on to make fewer decisions which affected Graham's alignment (bravery/wits/compassion). But of course they were! Graham was quite young in the early chapters, still finding his way and figuring out who he was. As the game went on, he grew older and his personality became more confirmed. There were fewer alignment-affecting decisions to be made because he was settled into the person he was going to be.
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* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments are the components of his final, great adventure.]]

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* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments are the components of his final, great adventure.]]


** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that Graham has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, and even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends because people are only nice to him because they have to be.

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** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that Graham has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, and even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends because people are only nice to him because they have to be. [[spoiler: Later episodes and previous character interactions make it clear that ALL the guards love Graham, and all the townspeople consider him a friend and even family, so this is Graham projecting. Fortunately, he gets better.]]

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* A meta example: A lot of players complained that as the game went on, they were called on to make fewer decisions which affected Graham's alignment (bravery/wits/compassion). But of course they were! Graham was quite young in the early chapters, still finding his way and figuring out who he was. As the game went on, he grew older and his personality became more confirmed. There were fewer alignment-affecting decisions to be made because he was settled into the person he was going to be.


* Graham's very first line as narrator is, "I had not been back there in years, but it was the last place left to look." [[spoiler: This may seem like a reference to what order he got the Three Magic Treasures in, but it's implied instead once you go down into the Well again that perhaps Graham was avoiding going down into the Well again... because even after five years, he still remembers what transpired down there, that being Achaka's death, and doesn't want to relive that again unless he absolutely has to...]]
* It seems odd that the picture at the end of Chapter 1 doesn't reflect whether you saved the Merchant or not. Until you recall that when asked if the Merchant would remember this, Graham tells Gwendolyn that he wouldn't. So it won't matter if you saved him.

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* Graham's very first line as narrator is, "I had not been back there in years, but it was the last place left to look." [[spoiler: This may seem like a reference to what order he got the Three Magic Treasures in, but it's implied instead once you go down into the Well again that perhaps Graham was avoiding ''avoiding'' going down into the Well again... because even after five years, he still remembers what transpired down there, that being leading to Achaka's death, and doesn't want to relive that again unless he absolutely has to...must...]]
* It seems odd that the picture at the end of Chapter 1 doesn't reflect whether you saved the Merchant or not. Until you recall that But when asked if the Merchant would remember this, Graham tells Gwendolyn that he wouldn't. So it won't matter if you saved him.



* This part early on becomes sadder with a later reveal.

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* This part early on in Chapter 1 becomes sadder with a later reveal.



** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that Graham has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either as people are only nice to him because they have to be.
* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments is his final, great adventure.]]

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** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that Graham has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, and even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either as because people are only nice to him because they have to be.
* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments is are the components of his final, great adventure.]]



* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, having given up his jerkass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.

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* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, having given up his jerkass bravado, and can direct Graham with the wisdom of knowing yourself.


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* Possible Fridge Sadness? This part early on becomes sadder with a later reveal.



** Normal people, even ones who proclaim themselves to be dorks, don't act like that. Is it possible that Graham has no friends back home?
** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that he has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people are only nice to him because they have to be).
** Soooo... FriendlessBackground for Graham?
* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that ''this'' - a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments - this is his final, great adventure.]]
** Aaaaaand back to sadness again for that scene, because he looks down sadly after that desperate plea, and never sees Gwendolyn come in on the Magic Mirror vision. He doesn't know.
** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on death's doorstep, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]

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** Normal people, even ones who proclaim themselves to be dorks, don't act like that. Is it possible that Graham has no friends back home?
** In Chapter 3, it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee - that he Graham has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people as people are only nice to him because they have to be).
** Soooo... FriendlessBackground for Graham?
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* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that ''this'' - a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments - this is his final, great adventure.]]
** Aaaaaand back to sadness again for that scene, because he Graham looks down sadly after that desperate plea, and never sees Gwendolyn come in on the Magic Mirror vision. He doesn't know.
** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on death's doorstep, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute future that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]


* It seems odd that the picture at the end of chapter 1 doesn't reflect whether you saved the Merchant or not. Until you recall that when asked if the Merchant would remember this, Graham tells Gwendolyn that he wouldn't. So it won't matter if you saved him.
** [[spoiler: Actually, he WILL remember it. But since he'll be prisoner of the goblins even if you save him, it indeed doesn't matter for the chapter 1's picture.]]
* In chapter 2, the bolt cutters are found in a particular area which apparently may explain some things. In the area, there's a fallen pipe whose chains that supposedly held it up appear have been cut apart. The area is also filled with porridge coming out of the right side, and the area can be seen when going up the porridge chute from Graham's cell. Finally, there appears to be a path in the area which Graham can interact with but can't climb up, [[spoiler: the same kind of cliff climbing path that Manny's capable of climbing up in chapter 1 but Graham can't. Based on all these, it's probably not too far-fetched to deduce that Manny's most likely the one who caused the whole entire food shortage problem of chapter 2 by cutting the chains holding up the pipe that delivered the porridge with the bolt cutters.]]

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* It seems odd that the picture at the end of chapter Chapter 1 doesn't reflect whether you saved the Merchant or not. Until you recall that when asked if the Merchant would remember this, Graham tells Gwendolyn that he wouldn't. So it won't matter if you saved him.
** [[spoiler: Actually, he WILL ''will'' remember it. But since he'll be prisoner of the goblins even if you save him, it indeed doesn't matter for the chapter 1's Chapter 1 picture.]]
* In chapter Chapter 2, the bolt cutters are found in a particular area which apparently may explain some things. In the area, there's a fallen pipe whose chains that supposedly held it up appear have been cut apart. The area is also filled with porridge coming out of the right side, and the area can be seen when going up the porridge chute from Graham's cell. Finally, there appears to be a path in the area which Graham can interact with but can't climb up, [[spoiler: the same kind of cliff climbing path that Manny's capable of climbing up in chapter Chapter 1 but Graham can't. isn't. Based on all these, it's probably not too far-fetched to deduce that Manny's most likely the one who caused the whole entire food shortage problem of chapter Chapter 2 by cutting the chains holding up the pipe that delivered the porridge with the bolt cutters.]]



** In chapter 3, its revealed depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee, he has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people are only nice to him because they have to be).
** Soooo... Friendless Background for Graham?

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** In chapter Chapter 3, its it's revealed - depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee, Vee - that he has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people are only nice to him because they have to be).
** Soooo... Friendless Background FriendlessBackground for Graham?



** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on deaths door, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]
** [[spoiler: In Chapter 5, a dying Graham does finally realize he didn't need a grand adventure to go out on, and that all he needed was the love of his family and to pass on his stories to Gwendolyn. A very long FridgeBrilliance for the good king.]]
* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.

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** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on deaths door, death's doorstep, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]
** [[spoiler: In Chapter 5, a dying Graham does finally realize he didn't need a grand adventure to go out on, on a grand adventure, and that all he needed was the love of his family and to pass on his stories to Gwendolyn. A very long FridgeBrilliance for the good king.]]
* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has having given up his jerk-ass jerkass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.yourself.
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* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.
* Am I the only one who feels like the dragon was supposed to show up again in chapter 5? In the early chapters, the Dragon is alluded to a lot and there's the whole thing with the "How to tame your Dragon Book". Chapter 5 has a decent amount of Daventry catch fire with no reason given. And yet, the dragon never shows up again. Or was this supposed to be a reference to the events of Kings Quest 3(which happens during the span of chapter 4), where Alexander has to kill a dragon before he reaches home?

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* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.
* Am I the only one who feels like the dragon was supposed to show up again in chapter 5? In the early chapters, the Dragon is alluded to a lot and there's the whole thing with the "How to tame your Dragon Book". Chapter 5 has a decent amount of Daventry catch fire with no reason given. And yet, the dragon never shows up again. Or was this supposed to be a reference to the events of Kings Quest 3(which happens during the span of chapter 4), where Alexander has to kill a dragon before he reaches home?
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* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.

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* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.yourself.
* Am I the only one who feels like the dragon was supposed to show up again in chapter 5? In the early chapters, the Dragon is alluded to a lot and there's the whole thing with the "How to tame your Dragon Book". Chapter 5 has a decent amount of Daventry catch fire with no reason given. And yet, the dragon never shows up again. Or was this supposed to be a reference to the events of Kings Quest 3(which happens during the span of chapter 4), where Alexander has to kill a dragon before he reaches home?

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** [[spoiler: In Chapter 5, a dying Graham does finally realize he didn't need a grand adventure to go out on, and that all he needed was the love of his family and to pass on his stories to Gwendolyn. A very long FridgeBrilliance for the good king.]]


** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on deaths door, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]

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** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on deaths door, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]]]
* It appears odd that upon [[spoiler: the Cobblepots retiring]] that Acorn takes their place as the Wits friend from then on. But by this point, Acorn is completely at peace with himself, has given up his jerk-ass bravado, and can direct Graham with wisdom of knowing yourself.


** Aaaaaand back to sadness again for that scene, because he looks down sadly after that desperate plea, and never sees Gwendolyn come in on the Magic Mirror vision. He doesn't know.

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** Aaaaaand back to sadness again for that scene, because he looks down sadly after that desperate plea, and never sees Gwendolyn come in on the Magic Mirror vision. He doesn't know.know.
** [[spoiler: As Chapter 4 reveals that he is on deaths door, it does most likely mean that he does not have much more of a futute that can be shown except what is happening right now.]]


* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that ''this'' - a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments - this is his final, great adventure.]]

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* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that ''this'' - a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments - this is his final, great adventure.]]]]
**Aaaaaand back to sadness again for that scene, because he looks down sadly after that desperate plea, and never sees Gwendolyn come in on the Magic Mirror vision. He doesn't know.


** Soooo... Friendless Background for Graham?

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** Soooo... Friendless Background for Graham?Graham?
* A truly heartbreaking, MoodWhiplash moment in Chapter 3 shows Old Graham, when nobody watches, desperately pleading with the magic mirror to show him just one - just one more adventure, however little, in his future. The mirror shows nothing... ''Or does it?'' Unlike a normal mirror, which normally reflects what's before it, the Magic Mirror ''can'', in fact, show nothing (a misty field), but this is ''not'' what happens when Graham asks for a final adventure. What does happen is that the mist clears, and then the mirror reflects Gwendolyn entering the room... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Meaning it's possible that the mirror is trying to tell Graham that ''this'' - a loving family, a granddaughter to hear his stories, and happy, quiet moments - this is his final, great adventure.]]


** In chapter 3, its revealed depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee, he has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people are only nice to him because they have to be).

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** In chapter 3, its revealed depending on which choices you choose when conversing with Neese or Vee, he has sisters, and pets... But he doesn't seem to have any friends, even as a King he doesn't feel he has any real friends either (people are only nice to him because they have to be).be).
** Soooo... Friendless Background for Graham?

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