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[[WMG: Jack [[spoiler: isn't really dead.]]]]
* At least, [[spoiler: his mind isn't. Considering his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Yithian powers]], it's feasible that he might have just taken control of another body in secret.]] After all, [[spoiler: he still needs to do something about the Flying Polyps.]] Even if [[spoiler: he was truly suicidal, it's doubtful that Jack's Yithian father would have gone through the trouble of telling Jack about [[MrExposition his true heritage]] and [[SequelHook the threat to come]] only for his son to commit suicide. There must have been ''some'' sort of safeguard planted in Jack's mind tailored to this situation.]]

[[WMG: Jack is a [[spoiler: [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] [[Series/DoctorWho Time lord]]]]]]
* In other words, [[spoiler: his [[HalfHumanHybrid Yithian heritage]]]] is the concept adapted to a CosmicHorrorStory, with all the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkness and Edginess]] that comes with it, SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome happens and [[DrivenToSuicide he doesn't take]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation it very well]].

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[[WMG: Jack [[spoiler: isn't really dead.]]]]
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* At least, [[spoiler: his mind isn't. Considering his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Yithian powers]], it's feasible that he might have just taken control of another body in secret.]] After all, [[spoiler: he still needs to do something about the Flying Polyps.]] Polyps. Even if [[spoiler: he was truly suicidal, it's doubtful that Jack's Yithian father would have gone through the trouble of telling Jack about [[MrExposition his true heritage]] and [[SequelHook the threat to come]] only for his son to commit suicide. There must have been ''some'' sort of safeguard planted in Jack's mind tailored to this situation.]]

situation.

[[WMG: Jack is a [[spoiler: [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] [[Series/DoctorWho Time lord]]]]]]
lord.]]]]
* In other words, [[spoiler: his [[HalfHumanHybrid Yithian heritage]]]] heritage]] is the concept adapted to a CosmicHorrorStory, with all the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkness and Edginess]] that comes with it, SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome happens and [[DrivenToSuicide he doesn't take]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation it very well]].



* ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, the [[VideoGame/QuakeI original]] ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' features Lovecraftian creatures (including [[spoiler:Shub-Niggurath]]), and both games are published/owned by Creator/{{Bethesda}}. Not to mention that the Yithian Lightning Cannon seems uncannily similar to the Thunderbolt from the latter game.

[[WMG: Jack Walters is [[spoiler: actually a schizophrenic. the game is a mixture of reality and his delusion.]]]]

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* ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, the [[VideoGame/QuakeI original]] ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' features Lovecraftian creatures (including [[spoiler:Shub-Niggurath]]), Shub-Niggurath), and both games are published/owned by Creator/{{Bethesda}}. Not to mention that the Yithian Lightning Cannon seems uncannily similar to the Thunderbolt from the latter game.

[[WMG: Jack Walters is [[spoiler: actually a schizophrenic. the game is a mixture of reality and his delusion.]]]]]]


A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (The marriage institution of The deep one and the human, institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother, the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (The marriage institution of The deep one and the human, institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother, the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...schizophrenia...

[[WMG: Hydra and Dagon aren't dead.]]
They've both in critical condition, especially Hydra when her temple collapsed on top of her, but they, along with the Deep Ones, will return one day.


* In other words, [[spoiler: his [[HalfHumanHybrid Yithian heritage]]]] is the concept adapted to a CosmicHorrorStory, with all the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkness and Edginess]] that comes with it, RealityEnsues and [[DrivenToSuicide he doesn't take]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation it very well]].

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* In other words, [[spoiler: his [[HalfHumanHybrid Yithian heritage]]]] is the concept adapted to a CosmicHorrorStory, with all the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkness and Edginess]] that comes with it, RealityEnsues SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome happens and [[DrivenToSuicide he doesn't take]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation it very well]].


A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (The marriage institution of The deep one and the human, institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (The marriage institution of The deep one and the human, institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and mother, the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...


A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (the marriage institution of The deep one and the human and institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. Assuming that most myths are his delusions (the (The marriage institution of The deep one and the human and human, institutional rapes of human women, humans who rely on wealth from deep ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...


His voice is unnatural flat monotone. his expression of emotion is insufficient and unnatural. ---> don't blame his voice actor. his voice actor gave an impassioned performance as schizophrenic character. the schizophrenic typically look like that. a slow down in speak and emotion.


Jack suffers from severe and chronic nightmares and insomnia. ---> It's not related to schizophrenia in itself, but it suggests mental problems. In fact, insomnia is a great soil and manure for all mental illness.


Jack experiences various hallucinations and flashbacks during entire game. ---> just daily lives of the schizophrenic. he is back at work and he is trying to act functionally. like any other partially recovered schizophrenic. minor symptoms can persist.


"It's like someone's watching me all the time, tracking me from the rooftops and the shadows." ---> Paranoia is one of the common schizophrenia symptoms. attack of the fishmen? the whole townfolk trying to kill him? CIA conspiracy? malicious ancient beings? It's getting worse. again, severe symptoms can recur at any time. but the boundary between reality and delusion is unclear.


"The strain is certainly having an effect on my nerves. I'm beginning to hear and see things that can't possibly be real. ... the waking sounds and visions are getting worse all the time. ... I'm getting fleeting images of other things, too - they just seem to pop up from some where in my mind for no apparent reason. ..." ---> Jack's mental state slowly deteriorates throughout the game. If he's not simply experiencing a recurrence of serious symptoms, If the threat is partially real, This deterioration is probably caused by the secretion of cortisol hormones. a stress hormone. this exacerbates the symptoms. so patients should avoid stressful situations. It can be difficult if you have the same job as Jack.

In the ending, Jack was institutionalized again and commits suicide there. ---> Yes, it often happens that schizophrenic people commit suicide.


I'm a schizophrenic, at least I interpreted this game like this. If Jack Walters is a schizophrenic, too, I can explain what happened to Jack.

A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. assuming that most myths are his delusions (deep one and the human's the marriage institution and indicated institutional rapes of human women, human who rely on wealth from deep one. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game, but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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His voice is an unnatural flat monotone. his His expression of emotion is insufficient and unnatural. ---> don't Don't blame his voice actor. his His voice actor gave an impassioned performance as a schizophrenic character. the The schizophrenic typically look like that. have a slow down in speak speech and emotion.


Jack suffers from severe and severe, chronic nightmares and insomnia. ---> It's not related to schizophrenia in itself, but it suggests mental problems. In fact, insomnia is a great soil and manure for all mental illness.


Jack experiences various hallucinations and flashbacks during the entire game. ---> just Just daily lives of life for the schizophrenic. he He is back at work and he is trying to act functionally. like Like any other partially recovered schizophrenic. schizophrenic, minor symptoms can persist.


"It's like someone's watching me all the time, tracking me from the rooftops and the shadows." ---> Paranoia is one of the common schizophrenia symptoms. attack Attack of the fishmen? the The whole townfolk town trying to kill him? CIA conspiracy? malicious Malicious ancient beings? It's getting worse. again, Again, severe symptoms can recur at any time. time, but the boundary between reality and delusion is unclear.


"The strain is certainly having an effect on my nerves. I'm beginning to hear and see things that can't possibly be real. ... the waking sounds and visions are getting worse all the time. ... I'm getting fleeting images of other things, too - they just seem to pop up from some where somewhere in my mind for no apparent reason. ..." ---> Jack's mental state slowly deteriorates throughout the game. If if he's not simply experiencing a recurrence of serious symptoms, If the threat is partially real, This this deterioration is probably caused by the secretion of cortisol hormones. a (a stress hormone. this hormone). This exacerbates the symptoms. symptoms, so patients should avoid stressful situations. It can be difficult if you have the same a job as Jack.

like Jack's.

In the ending, Jack was is institutionalized again and commits suicide there. ---> Yes, it often happens that schizophrenic people commit suicide.


I'm a schizophrenic, at least I interpreted this game like this. If Jack Walters is a schizophrenic, schizophrenic too, I can explain what happened to Jack.

him.

A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. assuming Assuming that most myths are his delusions (deep one and the human's the (the marriage institution of The deep one and indicated the human and institutional rapes of human women, human humans who rely on wealth from deep one. ones. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being('real being ('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises Jack throughout the game, game but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. perhaps Perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...


Jack eventually joins the police, period in 1915, he was called by them to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> For men, Usually, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. comma at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.

In the basement of the cult house where the cultists conducted all sorts of strange experiments, Jack found a large pit. according to Jack's comments, It looks like it's full of mercury. he was in the basement for a while, and he lost consciousness when he saw a scary bizarre huge creature. when his fellow polices rescued him, he was out of his mind. ---> a person with a tendency to schizophrenia + an enclosed space like a basement + high doses of mercury that threaten brain, do your math.

"Jack was alive but something about him wasn't right. When he spoke, the police recoiled in fear as there was something unnatural about his words and blank gaze." ---> the schizophrenic typically look like that. their speech, posture, and behavior are unnatural, dull, and strange. and they have blank eyes (thousand-yard stare). It's not surprising that fit people get chills.

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Jack eventually joins the police, period in 1915, he was called by them to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> For men, Usually, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. comma Usually, at these ages, ages they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.

time.

In the basement of the cult house where the cultists conducted all sorts of strange experiments, Jack found finds a large pit. according According to Jack's comments, It it looks like it's full of mercury. he was He is in the basement for a while, and he lost loses consciousness when he saw sees a scary huge, scary, and bizarre huge creature. when When his fellow polices rescued police officers rescue him, he was is out of his mind. ---> a A person with a tendency to schizophrenia + an enclosed space like a basement + high doses of mercury that threaten the brain, do your the math.

"Jack was alive but something about him wasn't right. When he spoke, the police recoiled in fear as there was something unnatural about his words and blank gaze." ---> the The schizophrenic typically look looks like that. their Their speech, posture, and behavior are unnatural, dull, and strange. and they have blank eyes (thousand-yard stare). It's not surprising that fit other people get chills.



He was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia at Arkham asylum. ---> Yes, the doctor is right.

He was changed into a total different person, he had desires, interests, and intentions that were not his own, and did strange radical activities like occult research and travel. ---> the former is completely true about some schizophrenic. the latter is the same, too. both are quite common in the schizophrenic's psychiatric episodes.

He recovered suddenly. ---> schizophrenia is a disorder that has not yet been fully understood. these things often happen. of course, in most cases, it is not a 'real cure'. that is probably just a big palliation. minor symptoms can persist, severe symptoms can recur at any time. this is what happened to Jack during entire game. Keep reading.


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He was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia at Arkham asylum.Asylum. ---> Yes, the doctor is right.

He was is changed into a total totally different person, he had period He has desires, interests, and intentions that were are not his own, and did performs strange radical activities like occult research and travel. ---> the The former is completely true about some schizophrenic. the schizophrenics. The latter is the same, too. both Both are quite common in the schizophrenic's psychiatric episodes.

He recovered recovers suddenly. ---> schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a disorder that has is not yet been fully understood. these These things often happen. of Of course, in most cases, it is not a 'real cure'. that That is probably just a big palliation. minor Minor symptoms can persist, persist severe symptoms can recur at any time. this This is what happened to Jack during the entire game. Keep reading.

game.




He doesn't remember the past six years. ---> Jack's case may be a little exaggerated, but it's still quite common. schizophrenia tends to impair memory and sense of time. and the same is true of some psychiatric drugs. and Electroconvulsive therapy has severe side effects on memory. and some schizophrenic don't remember what happened during the psychiatric episode. In Jack's case, mercury also causes memory damage.

He claims that he always had the ability to see through other people's eyes or think through other people's mind. ---> early signs of schizophrenia can appear much earlier than first big psychiatric episode. also, these are not unusual as schizophrenic's delusions.


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He doesn't remember the past six years. ---> Jack's case may be a little exaggerated, but it's still quite common. schizophrenia Schizophrenia tends to impair memory and The sense of time. and the The same is true of some psychiatric drugs. drugs, and Electroconvulsive therapy has severe side effects on memory. and some schizophrenic Some schizophrenics don't remember what happened happems during the psychiatric episode.episodes. In Jack's case, mercury also causes memory damage.

He claims that he always had the ability to see through other people's eyes or think through other people's mind. ---> early Early signs of schizophrenia can appear much earlier than The first big psychiatric episode. also, Also, these are not unusual as schizophrenic's schizophrenic delusions.



Jack eventually period In the police, on 1915, he was called by the police to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> for men, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. usually at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.

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Jack eventually period In joins the police, on period in 1915, he was called by the police them to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> for For men, Usually, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. usually comma at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.


according to COC DCOTE fandom wiki, young Jack was a victim of child abuse. his father was an alcoholic and often assaulted him. ---> It's not been fully identified what causes schizophrenia, but childhood trauma is suspected as one of the factors.

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according According to COC DCOTE fandom wiki, young Jack was a victim of child abuse. his father was an alcoholic and often assaulted him. ---> It's not been fully identified what causes schizophrenia, but childhood trauma is suspected as one of the factors.



"return to normal life has been a painful process." ---> It is a process that all partially recovered schizophrenics go through.


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"return "Return to normal life has been a painful process." ---> It is a process that all partially recovered schizophrenics go through.




"it's like someone's watching me all the time, tracking me from the rooftops and the shadows." ---> Paranoia is one of the common schizophrenia symptoms. attack of the fishmen? the whole townfolk trying to kill him? CIA conspiracy? malicious ancient beings? It's getting worse. again, severe symptoms can recur at any time. but the boundary between reality and delusion is unclear.


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"it's "It's like someone's watching me all the time, tracking me from the rooftops and the shadows." ---> Paranoia is one of the common schizophrenia symptoms. attack of the fishmen? the whole townfolk trying to kill him? CIA conspiracy? malicious ancient beings? It's getting worse. again, severe symptoms can recur at any time. but the boundary between reality and delusion is unclear.



He recovered suddenly. ---> schizophrenia is a disorder that has not yet been fully understood. these things often happen. of course, in most cases, it is not a 'real cure'. that is probably just a big easing. minor symptoms can persist, severe symptoms can recur at any time. this is what happened to Jack during entire game. Keep reading.


to:

He recovered suddenly. ---> schizophrenia is a disorder that has not yet been fully understood. these things often happen. of course, in most cases, it is not a 'real cure'. that is probably just a big easing.palliation. minor symptoms can persist, severe symptoms can recur at any time. this is what happened to Jack during entire game. Keep reading.



Jack eventually joined the police, on 1915, he was called by the police to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> for men, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. usually at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.

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Jack eventually joined period In the police, on 1915, he was called by the police to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> for men, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. usually at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.


A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. assuming that most myths are his delusions (deep one and the human's the marriage institution and indicated institutional rapes of human women, human who rely on wealth from deep one. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises him throughout the game, but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. assuming that most myths are his delusions (deep one and the human's the marriage institution and indicated institutional rapes of human women, human who rely on wealth from deep one. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises him Jack throughout the game, but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...


[[WMG: Jack Walters is actually a schizophrenic. the game is a mixture of reality and his delusion.]]

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[[WMG: Jack Walters is [[spoiler: actually a schizophrenic. the game is a mixture of reality and his delusion.]]]]]]


* ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, the [[VideoGame/QuakeI original]] ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' features Lovecraftian creatures (including [[spoiler:Shub-Niggurath]]), and both games are published/owned by Creator/{{Bethesda}}. Not to mention that the Yithian Lightning Cannon seems uncannily similar to the Thunderbolt from the latter game.

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* ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, the [[VideoGame/QuakeI original]] ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' features Lovecraftian creatures (including [[spoiler:Shub-Niggurath]]), and both games are published/owned by Creator/{{Bethesda}}. Not to mention that the Yithian Lightning Cannon seems uncannily similar to the Thunderbolt from the latter game.game.

[[WMG: Jack Walters is actually a schizophrenic. the game is a mixture of reality and his delusion.]]
* At least that's the realistic interpretation of the game. let's think about it.

according to COC DCOTE fandom wiki, young Jack was a victim of child abuse. his father was an alcoholic and often assaulted him. ---> It's not been fully identified what causes schizophrenia, but childhood trauma is suspected as one of the factors.

Jack eventually joined the police, on 1915, he was called by the police to investigate a cult house. Jack was born in 1890, according to fandom wiki, so he was 25 years old. ---> for men, schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. usually at these ages, they experience a big psychiatric episode for the first time.

In the basement of the cult house where the cultists conducted all sorts of strange experiments, Jack found a large pit. according to Jack's comments, It looks like it's full of mercury. he was in the basement for a while, and he lost consciousness when he saw a scary bizarre huge creature. when his fellow polices rescued him, he was out of his mind. ---> a person with a tendency to schizophrenia + an enclosed space like a basement + high doses of mercury that threaten brain, do your math.

"Jack was alive but something about him wasn't right. When he spoke, the police recoiled in fear as there was something unnatural about his words and blank gaze." ---> the schizophrenic typically look like that. their speech, posture, and behavior are unnatural, dull, and strange. and they have blank eyes (thousand-yard stare). It's not surprising that fit people get chills.

He was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia at Arkham asylum. ---> Yes, the doctor is right.

He was changed into a total different person, he had desires, interests, and intentions that were not his own, and did strange radical activities like occult research and travel. ---> the former is completely true about some schizophrenic. the latter is the same, too. both are quite common in the schizophrenic's psychiatric episodes.

He recovered suddenly. ---> schizophrenia is a disorder that has not yet been fully understood. these things often happen. of course, in most cases, it is not a 'real cure'. that is probably just a big easing. minor symptoms can persist, severe symptoms can recur at any time. this is what happened to Jack during entire game. Keep reading.


"return to normal life has been a painful process." ---> It is a process that all partially recovered schizophrenics go through.


He doesn't remember the past six years. ---> Jack's case may be a little exaggerated, but it's still quite common. schizophrenia tends to impair memory and sense of time. and the same is true of some psychiatric drugs. and Electroconvulsive therapy has severe side effects on memory. and some schizophrenic don't remember what happened during the psychiatric episode. In Jack's case, mercury also causes memory damage.

He claims that he always had the ability to see through other people's eyes or think through other people's mind. ---> early signs of schizophrenia can appear much earlier than first big psychiatric episode. also, these are not unusual as schizophrenic's delusions.


His voice is unnatural flat monotone. his expression of emotion is insufficient and unnatural. ---> don't blame his voice actor. his voice actor gave an impassioned performance as schizophrenic character. the schizophrenic typically look like that. a slow down in speak and emotion.


Jack suffers from severe and chronic nightmares and insomnia. ---> It's not related to schizophrenia in itself, but it suggests mental problems. In fact, insomnia is a great soil and manure for all mental illness.


Jack experiences various hallucinations and flashbacks during entire game. ---> just daily lives of the schizophrenic. he is back at work and he is trying to act functionally. like any other partially recovered schizophrenic. minor symptoms can persist.


"it's like someone's watching me all the time, tracking me from the rooftops and the shadows." ---> Paranoia is one of the common schizophrenia symptoms. attack of the fishmen? the whole townfolk trying to kill him? CIA conspiracy? malicious ancient beings? It's getting worse. again, severe symptoms can recur at any time. but the boundary between reality and delusion is unclear.


"The strain is certainly having an effect on my nerves. I'm beginning to hear and see things that can't possibly be real. ... the waking sounds and visions are getting worse all the time. ... I'm getting fleeting images of other things, too - they just seem to pop up from some where in my mind for no apparent reason. ..." ---> Jack's mental state slowly deteriorates throughout the game. If he's not simply experiencing a recurrence of serious symptoms, If the threat is partially real, This deterioration is probably caused by the secretion of cortisol hormones. a stress hormone. this exacerbates the symptoms. so patients should avoid stressful situations. It can be difficult if you have the same job as Jack.

In the ending, Jack was institutionalized again and commits suicide there. ---> Yes, it often happens that schizophrenic people commit suicide.


I'm a schizophrenic, at least I interpreted this game like this. If Jack Walters is a schizophrenic, too, I can explain what happened to Jack.

A more personal guess in my interpretation is about Jack's father. assuming that most myths are his delusions (deep one and the human's the marriage institution and indicated institutional rapes of human women, human who rely on wealth from deep one. / evil father who gives birth to Jack through sexual intercourse with his mother and the being('real father') who replaced him at that instant..., 'imaginary real father' who advises him throughout the game, but does not help at the end. Jack committing suicide, just like his father did. ..etc), Jack was really hurt in a dysfunctional family. perhaps this is the main factor of his schizophrenia...

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