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How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, YouFailPhysicsForever to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.

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How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, YouFailPhysicsForever ArtisticLicensePhysics to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.



Dormin is a Hollow that was split into sixteen smaller Hollows. A powerful Hollow can be composed of thousands of souls, and when Dormin was split, the souls he was composed of were split into sixteen soul-blobs, which later became the colossi when they merged with nature. The more souls a blob was composed of, the more power it had, and the higher its "rank" was (#16 was the strongest, followed by #15, #14 etc.). The reason Dormin is the only Hollow in Hueco Mundo is because SoTC takes place AfterTheEnd. The temple is all that is left of Las Noches. The group of people that the Wanderer, Mono, and Emon belong to are the descendants of [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome every Shinigami in Soul Society, who after defeating Aizen in a great war]] [[PyrrhicVictory were stranded in Hueco Mundo and started a new society]]. After a couple of generations, something caused Shinigami to lose their powers, and by SoTC, only one Zanpakuto remained: the Wanderer's sword. As for the existence of Agro, we know that there exist Hollow versions of small animals like lizards in Hueco Mundo (sound familiar?). Without Hollows to prey on them, it is not too farfetched to expect some of them to evolve to larger animals, like [[YouFailBiologyForever horses, eagles (eagles can sometimes be seen in The Forbidden Land) and the deer]] we see in the ending (in the Garden). Agro is a Hollow who was tamed and may or may not be an Arrancar (to explain his lack of a bone mask).

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Dormin is a Hollow that was split into sixteen smaller Hollows. A powerful Hollow can be composed of thousands of souls, and when Dormin was split, the souls he was composed of were split into sixteen soul-blobs, which later became the colossi when they merged with nature. The more souls a blob was composed of, the more power it had, and the higher its "rank" was (#16 was the strongest, followed by #15, #14 etc.). The reason Dormin is the only Hollow in Hueco Mundo is because SoTC takes place AfterTheEnd. The temple is all that is left of Las Noches. The group of people that the Wanderer, Mono, and Emon belong to are the descendants of [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome every Shinigami in Soul Society, who after defeating Aizen in a great war]] [[PyrrhicVictory were stranded in Hueco Mundo and started a new society]]. After a couple of generations, something caused Shinigami to lose their powers, and by SoTC, only one Zanpakuto remained: the Wanderer's sword. As for the existence of Agro, we know that there exist Hollow versions of small animals like lizards in Hueco Mundo (sound familiar?). Without Hollows to prey on them, it is not too farfetched to expect some of them to evolve to larger animals, like [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology horses, eagles (eagles can sometimes be seen in The Forbidden Land) and the deer]] we see in the ending (in the Garden). Agro is a Hollow who was tamed and may or may not be an Arrancar (to explain his lack of a bone mask).


Dormin is a Hollow that was split into sixteen smaller Hollows. A powerful Hollow can be composed of thousands of souls, and when Dormin was split, the souls he was composed of were split into sixteen soul-blobs, which later became the colossi when they merged with nature. The more souls a blob was composed of, the more power it had, and the higher its "rank" was (#16 was the strongest, followed by #15, #14 etc.). The reason Dormin is the only Hollow in Hueco Mundo is because SoTC takes place AfterTheEnd. The temple is all that is left of Las Noches. The group of people that the Wanderer, Mono, and Emon belong to are the descendants of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome every Shinigami in Soul Society, who after defeating Aizen in a great war]] [[PyrrhicVictory were stranded in Hueco Mundo and started a new society]]. After a couple of generations, something caused Shinigami to lose their powers, and by SoTC, only one Zanpakuto remained: the Wanderer's sword. As for the existence of Agro, we know that there exist Hollow versions of small animals like lizards in Hueco Mundo (sound familiar?). Without Hollows to prey on them, it is not too farfetched to expect some of them to evolve to larger animals, like [[YouFailBiologyForever horses, eagles (eagles can sometimes be seen in The Forbidden Land) and the deer]] we see in the ending (in the Garden). Agro is a Hollow who was tamed and may or may not be an Arrancar (to explain his lack of a bone mask).

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Dormin is a Hollow that was split into sixteen smaller Hollows. A powerful Hollow can be composed of thousands of souls, and when Dormin was split, the souls he was composed of were split into sixteen soul-blobs, which later became the colossi when they merged with nature. The more souls a blob was composed of, the more power it had, and the higher its "rank" was (#16 was the strongest, followed by #15, #14 etc.). The reason Dormin is the only Hollow in Hueco Mundo is because SoTC takes place AfterTheEnd. The temple is all that is left of Las Noches. The group of people that the Wanderer, Mono, and Emon belong to are the descendants of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome every Shinigami in Soul Society, who after defeating Aizen in a great war]] [[PyrrhicVictory were stranded in Hueco Mundo and started a new society]]. After a couple of generations, something caused Shinigami to lose their powers, and by SoTC, only one Zanpakuto remained: the Wanderer's sword. As for the existence of Agro, we know that there exist Hollow versions of small animals like lizards in Hueco Mundo (sound familiar?). Without Hollows to prey on them, it is not too farfetched to expect some of them to evolve to larger animals, like [[YouFailBiologyForever horses, eagles (eagles can sometimes be seen in The Forbidden Land) and the deer]] we see in the ending (in the Garden). Agro is a Hollow who was tamed and may or may not be an Arrancar (to explain his lack of a bone mask).



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* Following on from this, wander was Emon's aprentice. They wear teh same sigil, and Emon clearly knows him well, given the reaction "YOU!" Of all the humans who might be behind this, he didn't expect his prized student.



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The land is actually ancient Uganda, and Mono, when resurrected, becomes She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, [[Literature/She Ayesha]]. And Wander was in fact her loved one, and she remembers him as she becomes immortal and rules her kingdom for many an era.

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The land is actually ancient Uganda, and Mono, when resurrected, becomes She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, [[Literature/She [[Literature/{{She}} Ayesha]]. And Wander was in fact her loved one, and she remembers him as she becomes immortal and rules her kingdom for many an era.


No rule saying they both can't be at immortal or at least immortal-on-stealing bodies...

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No rule saying they both can't be at immortal or at least immortal-on-stealing bodies...
immortal-on-stealing-bodies...

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[[WMG: Mono's cursed fate was that everyone who grew close to her died]]
As a result, most people kept their distance from her, except for {{Determinator}} Wander, who vowed to her that he would find a way to break the curse. However, before he could, Mono was killed "for the good of the village" (similar to the reasoning of sacrificing horned children at the beginning of Ico's story). Wander realized that the only force that stood a chance of bringing Mono back to life (and hopefully break her curse) was Dormin's forbidden magic, which he presumably learned about from legends of his village; hence why he and Agro journeyed to the Forbidden Land with Mono's body and the sword. But even in death, Mono's curse persisted, resulting in Agro seemingly falling to her death and Wander completely losing himself due to his fulfillment of Dormin's {{Deal With The Devil}}. But, because Wander did ultimately [[NobleDemon hold up his end of the deal]], Dormin succeeded in resurrecting Mono and breaking her curse. As an added bonus, the last two victims of Mono's curse, Agro and Wander, also survived (despite Wander now being cursed himself). The reason Mono doesn't seem surprised by her being alive, or by [[spoiler: baby]] Wander, in the ending is because she knew about his plans; it's confirmation to her that Wander succeeded in his goal.


If They had Their way, They'd tell Wander ''exactly'' where the Colossi are and how to expose their vitals. However, the seal They're under prevents Them from speaking so directly about how to undo it, so They have to circumlocute around Their bindings. This might also be part of why They're so cagey about the 'price' Wander has to pay.

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If They had Their way, They'd tell Wander ''exactly'' where the Colossi are and how to expose their vitals. However, the seal They're under prevents Them from speaking so directly about how to undo it, so They have to circumlocute circumlocate around Their bindings. This might also be part of why They're so cagey about the 'price' Wander has to pay.
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[[WMG: The female half of Dormin isn't part of Dormin at all.]]
The more Colossi Wander kills, the more the female voice begins to fade. That's because she was a woman who was heavily involved in Dormin being sealed. Perhaps she pulled a HeroicSacrifice (if you interpret Dormin as a villain or anti-villain, that is) and sealed Dormin herself, or, similar to Mono, she was sacrificed by the actual perpetrators, perhaps to act as a living seal.


** Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".

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** * Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".


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* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.

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* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.



* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.

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* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.

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[[WMG: Some of the Colossi are unaware of their own mortality]]
* They don't age. They don't have any natural predators. They aren't the product of previous generations who have since passed away. They have no experience of death, and thus, only some of them have managed to figure out that they're mortal. The ones who make the least effort to resist Wander are the ones who honestly aren't aware that death is an option.
** Also ties in with the idea that they're Soul Jars for Dormin. A god of life ''and'' death probably has an unusual perspective on what those things ''are''. For instance, death takes on a different meaning if resurrection is an option. The Colossi who do little to resist death may be the ones who don't see death as an actual "ending".

[[WMG: The Colossi are the equivalent of Titans]]
* Long ago, the world was ruled by Colossi. Then some New Gods rose up and nearly wiped them out. The 16 Colossi are the last of their race, and they're much less powerful than they used to be. Emon worships the pantheon of the New Gods. Dormin was part of the pantheon but got kicked out for some reason. They sealed his soul inside Colossi because their nature as deities made them useful as Soul Jars. (You can store a god's soul inside a mortal, but it doesn't last very long before the mortal dies.) When Wander slays the last Colossi, he completes the transition from the Old Gods to the New Gods.
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*This is supported by Dormin stating "We have borrowed the body of this warrior." Borrowed denotes they're willing to/planning on giving it back eventually.


In Maurice Sendak's story, a rule-breaking youth traveling to a faraway land populated by huge, hairy giants and swiftly conquering them... sounds familiar? If you're not convinced, look at [[http://www.hdgamenews.com/uploaded_images/PS2-shadow-of-the-colossus_box-726131.jpg the covers]] and tell me those [[http://zaksiddons.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/wild.jpg monsters]] aren't related.

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In Maurice Sendak's Creator/MauriceSendak's story, a rule-breaking youth traveling to a faraway land populated by huge, hairy giants and swiftly conquering them... sounds familiar? If you're not convinced, look at [[http://www.hdgamenews.com/uploaded_images/PS2-shadow-of-the-colossus_box-726131.jpg the covers]] and tell me those [[http://zaksiddons.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/wild.jpg monsters]] aren't related.


How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, TheyJustDidntCare and YouFailPhysicsForever to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.

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How else to explain NotTheFallThatKillsYou, MadeOfIron and SoftWater? In-universe, I mean. Out of universe explanations can range from HandWave, TheyJustDidntCare and YouFailPhysicsForever to ArtMajorPhysics, AWizardDidIt, and WorldBuilding.


* It probably will be (that, or a prequel), much like ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' was to ''Ico''. The creature from ''The Last Guardian'' doesn't look like one of the colossi to me, though, since it actually looks like a living creature rather than a moving statue.

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* It probably will be (that, or a prequel), much like ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' was to ''Ico''. The creature from ''The Last Guardian'' doesn't look like one of the colossi to me, though, since it actually looks like a living creature rather than a moving statue.

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