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** Tattletail never actually runs out of power; he'll just holler until you charge him. This could actually make the situation ''worse'', either because Tattletail won't shut up or because you'd be effectively starving him, which could make him angry... Also, since he can get out of his box and into the washing machine, he clearly has more autonomy than he should. He might not even need power to keep going.

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* Even if the designers didn't include an Off switch, couldn't the child just muffle Tattletail with pillows until the battery completely died, then pack it back up, considering how quickly Tattletail seems to go through power? I don't think the parents would bat an eye at Tattletail needing to be charged out of the box considering that tends to be par for the course for most rechargeable toys.

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**Most likely because they had to keep the Ritual hidden from Mama and if you knew then most likely Mama would know too.

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*** I saw a theory on this [[WildMassGuessing site]] that she was actually [[spoiler: dead throughout the game, because Mama killed her]]... while disturbing, it would explain a lot.

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** Uhh... They had to sell the ritual because of budget cuts? I mean, the recession's hittin' everyone. But really, your guess is as good as mine.


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** Perhaps it's just some sort of nod to those hatchimals, but I'm really not sure.


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** Because it wouldn't be SWEET revenge otherwise. Duh!


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** Given Mama is Mama, one possible explanation could be that it was FORCED by Mama to have it take you to her. Wouldn't be below her to basically make her children do slave work for luring in people she personally dislikes.


** According to a theory I listened to, [[the cassette tape hints at the reason. It says she found "every last one" of her children, and put them back to sleep. He guessed that Mama is programmed to see eggs as her babies, and that she couldn't rest until she found every. Last. One. So you missed one? Mama's back because she's missing a baby. You find all of them? Mama's satisfied. She can move on.]]

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** According to a theory I listened to, [[the [[spoiler: the cassette tape hints at the reason. It says she found "every last one" of her children, and put them back to sleep. He guessed that Mama is programmed to see eggs as her babies, and that she couldn't rest until she found every. Last. One. So you missed one? Mama's back because she's missing a baby. You find all of them? Mama's satisfied. She can move on.]]

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** According to a theory I listened to, [[the cassette tape hints at the reason. It says she found "every last one" of her children, and put them back to sleep. He guessed that Mama is programmed to see eggs as her babies, and that she couldn't rest until she found every. Last. One. So you missed one? Mama's back because she's missing a baby. You find all of them? Mama's satisfied. She can move on.]]


** First, are we even sure that it's Tattletail giving out the instructions in the first place? There are several times in the game where you are given commands despite Tattletail not being anywhere near you. If he ''is'' the one directing the player, M]maybe Tattletail wants to introduce you to Mama Tattletail personally? Tattletail probably figures that if he introduces you to Mama personally that he can convince her not to kill you. The fact that she isn't there means that [[OhCrap she's beyond the bargaining stage.]]

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** First, are we even sure that it's Tattletail giving out the instructions in the first place? There are several times in the game where you are given commands despite Tattletail not being anywhere near you. If he ''is'' the one directing the player, M]maybe maybe Tattletail wants to introduce you to Mama Tattletail personally? Tattletail probably figures that if he introduces you to Mama personally that he can convince her not to kill you. The fact that she isn't there means that [[OhCrap she's beyond the bargaining stage.]]

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** First, are we even sure that it's Tattletail giving out the instructions in the first place? There are several times in the game where you are given commands despite Tattletail not being anywhere near you. If he ''is'' the one directing the player, M]maybe Tattletail wants to introduce you to Mama Tattletail personally? Tattletail probably figures that if he introduces you to Mama personally that he can convince her not to kill you. The fact that she isn't there means that [[OhCrap she's beyond the bargaining stage.]]

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** Well, they had to keep the lights down somehow, and icing is pretty sticky. Maybe they just needed the icing?


** Looking closely at the texture for the back of the box, it says that "Tattle Treats" are included. Presumably, you're not actually supposed to feed them real food, but instead the treats- these might have something to do with the making of the eggs. It could be that while the player isn't around to feed them, the Tattletails are eating the Tattle Treats that came in the box.

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** Looking closely at the texture for the back of the box, it says that "Tattle Treats" are included. Presumably, you're not actually supposed to feed them real food, but instead the treats- these might have something to do with the making of the eggs. (this was eventually confirmed by [[https://twitter.com/MeTattletail/status/826697447275532289 Tattletail himself]]) It could be that while the player isn't around to feed them, the Tattletails are eating the Tattle Treats that came in the box.

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* Assuming that Tattletail is the one who gives you your prompts, why did it want you to take it to Mama? Did it have a plan to [[spoiler:get rid of her]] right then and there? One of the other subpages specifically describes its reaction to seeing that Mama is missing as an OhCrap reaction.


** I think she may be doing her VilainTeleportation when she's in the dark. Notice that when's she's close and ready to kill you, she says some things. Kind of like that one SCP- Except darkness-themed instead of sight-themed.

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** I think she may be doing her VilainTeleportation VillainTeleportation when she's in the dark. Notice that when's she's close and ready to kill you, she says some things. Kind of like that one SCP- Except darkness-themed instead of sight-themed.

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** I think she may be doing her VilainTeleportation when she's in the dark. Notice that when's she's close and ready to kill you, she says some things. Kind of like that one SCP- Except darkness-themed instead of sight-themed.

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** Looking closely at the texture for the back of the box, it says that "Tattle Treats" are included. Presumably, you're not actually supposed to feed them real food, but instead the treats- these might have something to do with the making of the eggs. It could be that while the player isn't around to feed them, the Tattletails are eating the Tattle Treats that came in the box.

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