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Memory transcription subject: Estala, Ex-Krakotl to Venlil Extermination training leader. Date [standardised human time]: January 3rd, 2137
“So what is Earth like?”
Joseph and I lay on our backs, staring up at the clear blue sky above and enjoying such a beautiful day. As I lay nestled in his arm I felt safe, I felt like all the issues in the world didn’t matter right now. Back at home there would be self loathing, hatred, nightmares. But here, right now, they are gone.
“In what way?”
Joseph took a few moments to push a particularly pushy blue flowerbird out of the way as he responded, the avian had been chirping angrily at the audacity of the human who was not currently dispensing food. Based on what Joseph had told me, flowerbirds had actually started to become a problem around the refuge camp. The birds had quickly learned that if you annoyed the “predators” enough, they generally dispensed tasty seeds.
“In any way? It is hot, cold. Marshy, dry? What’s life on Earth like?” I asked.
The nightmares had been getting worse. The self hatred of being a potential predator was nothing compared with the loathing caused by knowing the effect of the choices I had made. Sometimes it was the families of victims I had failed screaming at me, asking why I didn’t save their loved ones. Others I was in Kalsim’s fleet, destroying Earth while Joseph begged for me to stop. All of them left me shaking as I awoke each paw.
“The answer to that is Yes. Based on what I’ve seen, Earth has one of the most varied environments as the Federation tends to homogenise everything. Snow covered vistas, sprawling forests, vast deserts, massive oceans. It’s actually what I was studying, a degree in Ecology [???].”
My translator failed to give meaning to the last word, giving up halfway through an explanation of colonising a new planet to live on. I decided not to ask, as from my experience such questions caused more painful revelations: I had enough of those to deal with as it is.
“This also means the wildlife varies wildly. Each biome has its own specialised species and adaptations to fit into the environment in exciting ways. Species will literally travel thousands miles in order to follow warm weather around the world. Entire forms of life only found and adapted to one single island or section of the world.”
I didn’t get why Joseph seemed to care about my wellbeing. I most definitely didn’t deserve it. I had met him under false pretences, and even now the camera was still recording. I just couldn’t… stop it. Three times I’d attempted to remove the device, being physically unable to do so each time. It was the last desperate connection I had to a world where I wasn’t a monster. A small part of me that wanted so badly to be right, to make everything I did be ok.
Not that it ever would be.
“Human culture and lifestyle are similar. There are over two hundred countries, all of them have their own cultures and way of life. Vast cities that spread up to the sky, small hamlets in the middle of nature. The answer to ‘What is Earth like’ is basically ‘Yes’.”
I had at least found the strength to disable the dead man’s switch. I remembered rushing back as fast I could after falling asleep in the humans calming embrace, only barely triggering the reset in time. I didn’t have to worry about accidentally releasing a video to the world. Now I only had to worry about Joseph finding out about my original intentions.
“What about where you lived, what was that like?” I asked, purposefully pushing my thoughts away, to just enjoy the calm for now. Joseph had suggested meeting here twice as often, every three paws instead of the seven we previously had an unspoken agreement for, an idea I very greatly appreciated. The human had also suggested meeting outside of this clearing, something I wasn’t ready for.
“Well I come from a country called England. It’s an Island, lots of rolling hilly countryside, fields, forests, farmland. Very green. Rather mild as weather on Earth goes, although it does rain a lot. I was studying in London, which is… was. Was a city of old and new, of modern skyscrapers reaching to the sky next to small buildings of wood made half a millennia ago. Family lives far further north than that though, in the countryside. I’ve got pictures if you want to see.”
Joseph took a moment to fish out his holopad, navigating through the menus before showing me pictures of his life before Venlil prime. Of buildings shining with bright lights, of picturesque countryside that looked like they could come from the Gojid cradle. I felt a bitter sadness that a lot of the places I was being shown didn’t exist anymore because of the federation. Because of people like you.
Eventually the pictures stopped on an image of a large rolling countryside providing the backdrop to four humans. One of them was clearly a younger Joseph. Not that long ago seeing such an image would have initiated a fear response, of worry from seeing so many forward facing eyes. But now… now I just felt numb to the entire thing.
“Is that your family?” I asked, guessing the answer already.
“Yea. That’s Me, Mom, Dad and my older sister Vanessa. Vanessa would love you, always been into birds, parrots especially. There’s a parrot sanctuary nearby that we’d visit every open day, so meeting someone like you would blow her mind.”
I focused on the last figure, who seemed to be covered in strange braces and holding into what looks like some form of crutch. Clearly an injury of some kind from living on the more dangerous Earth.
“Was this Vanessa injured by a wild predator before this picture? A bear perhaps?”
This caused Joseph to giggle slightly before responding.
“No. England is rather safe, it’s not like bear attacks are a regular risk. No Vanny has a long term condition. Myotonic dystrophy. Basically her muscles aren’t strong enough so need some extra help.” Joseph’s tone seemed to darken as he spoke, sadness replacing the excitement of before “It’s why they stayed on Earth. Stronger gravity here, probably not a good mix. I only came because mom convinced me not to give up the opportunity on their behalf.”
I could see the emotions etched into his face: worry, guilt, fear. These sparked my own similar feelings, knowing that in my own small way I had contributed to why the human who was careful with me was in such a state. I didn’t want to ask the next question, but I knew I had to anyway.
“Have you had any news?”
“I should get some soon. With London and Glasgow getting hit, federation forces running around and just the general clusterfuck that is Earth, checking on a shelter that’s out in the countryside hasn’t been a high priority. The things are designed to hold people for years, so anyone who got to a shelter has just been bunkering down while everyone else gets control of the chaos.”
Joseph gave a sigh, before perking back up again in almost a forced motion.
“Anyway, enough about that. What’s Nishtal like?”
Bad memories. Pain. Loneliness. Filled with genocidal assholes who would hurt this human for nothing more than just existing. Still I gathered it wasn’t the answer that Joseph was looking for.
“Warmer than here, a lot warmer. Lower gravity as well which makes flying wonderful, soaring for miles on updrafts. Mostly marsh land apart from near the equator, which is this network of hilly rocky canyons”
Nishtal had become a hot topic on the human FederationColdCases site, after Joseph had uploaded the details of my fathers now presumed murder. It being the only exterminator case from Nishtal had caused a lot of interest in solving the case, although most humans had hit a dead end simply due to the lack of access to information on Nishtal: Communications with Venlil prime had been cut months ago.
“While a few groups live in the marshes and hillsides, most of us live in the giant sky cities that line the sky. Massive chunks of rock suspended through antigravity, atop which giant cities of glass and vines lie.”
I did miss it, at least a little bit. I liked Venlil prime, I liked the Venlil, but there was something about the way the sun hit the horizon just right each morning that created a sight just like no other.
“Sounds awesome!” Joseph's enthusiasm dripped from every word. “I know right now it’s not a possibility, but I’d love to visit, I’d love to just see everything the universe has to offer.”
Did Nishtal even still exist? In between the self-destruction of the federation and the Arxur attacks, was there even a Nishtal to go back to? I decided to ignore that question and just think of a potentially happier future.
“Only if I get to visit earth at some point!”
Joseph gave me a scratch on the neck, still grinning from ear to ear in a weirdly adorable way. It was strange considering a predator slightly adorable, but it was hard not to get sucked into his general enthusiasm for life.
“It’s a deal! Once all this stupidity has died down, you show me Nishtal and I’ll show you Earth!”
Against all odds I didn’t have to lie about my next statement, I said it with all the truth and honesty I could muster.
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NOTE: English is not my first language so it won't be a perfect post.
Wow, people, I am so excited because this is the first theory I post on this subreddit. as with most of my theories, I do not 100% think they are the case but I love to explore more options and not be stuck to one way. and I do admit that this is not the best theory and it has it's own flaws ever but it was fun to write it.
so before we are going to the theory I will explain my opinion of FF books: I think that both FF and games are taking place in two different timelines/universe/continuity. but they share events with differences in them. for example: in the games the MCI were only the classic five (Gabriel, Jeremy, Susie, Fritz and Cassidy) while in FF book there was a 6th victim: Andrew, who died in another incident in the games. another example is the bite. in the games as we know Evan died after the bite of 83 but in FF it never happened, he grow up, get merrid, have a child, loses his wife and go to army and than died (yes this is not a fact but a theory that I support). Why do I mention FF books? because this post involved a character from the book and it's not Andrew. So let's begin! What is the blob?
So this theory is an expending for MatPat's new theory about the blob. many people assumed that the Blob is a mutation of Molten Freddy with a continuity error and it still has the remnants of MCI and it upset so many people to know that Henry failed. but then MatPat arrived with maybe one of the greatest theories from the last couple of years and even I, a person who not trust 100% on MatPat (despite I really like his theories, even when I do not support them), found myself agree with him. for the record, before the theory I was in the super minory that claims that the Blob is fusion of the hacked special delivery animatronics and the company just throw them in the PizzaPlace to get rid of evidances.
if so if you want to fully understand this theory I recommend you to watch it first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEJSPQ5pR50
but if you have no time I give a short summary about his theory. The Blob is not Molten Freddy with a continuity errors. The blob is a collection of agony of William's victims merged together into... this mess. the agony was inside the original body parts of the original animatronics. Blob got the animatronics parts (filled with agony) from the Rockstar Row. In the rockstar row we there is the museum-like part with parts of the OG animatronics are in cabinet so everyone can see. but there are cabinets with missing parts which most likely can be found now in the Blob
so basically, this theory is a sequel to MatPat's blob theory. How the blob was created?
The thing that confused me at first was how it was created? I mean, some robotic parts just got out of the cabinet (without breaking them) and merged together? did this giangiat mess could get out from the basement of the pizza place (which is the basement of the basmet of the pizzaplex), get inside the elevator and roaming around like nothing and patiently take the robotic parts from the display cabinets and put back the glass? sounds really funny
from my POV, somebody has to start it. someone wanted to create this mess. someone has throwing the robotic parts from the rockstar row to the place when the blob can be found. someone who knows what agony is. someone who wanted the agony. someone like...
now I can see some of you thinking "please don't say her name please don't say her name please don't say her name"
but I am going to say her name: Eleanor
in the books, Eleanor has the best knowledge of agony. hack Eleanor is herself an agony entity, similar to the blob. the different is that Eleanor is an agony with a human abilities like the ability to speak, the ability to think, the ability to manipulate everyone, the blob is like a beastr. It attack every person come in it's way.
so this is when the "same thing with a small difference" play. In the book Eleanor creates new agony by killing people (or creating situation leading to their deaths) and put their suffering souls and some of their agony inside the ballpit. but in the games, Eleanor uses the agony that already exist and put it in the PizzaPlace remains, creating the blob (and there is a chance she creates new agony but this for later). In the books Eleanor eventually absorbed some of William's agony in stinger 7. In the games, she let the blob to absorbed William's agony when the blob takes BurnTrap. Wait, aren't Baby and Eleanor contradicting each other?
well... no and FF can prove it because;
- DWM is part of the stingers (because Larson finds himself in the storage where Kasey and her friends were living). and in DWM begins at Baby's pizza world. and Baby, the Baby we all know, was mentioned in the story.
- Eleanor is not a variation of Baby. LadyFizsi's illustrations are mostly wrong when it's about characters' physical looks. Eleanor is one of them. Eleanor is indeed an animatroic of a clown girl but aside from it, they are pretty different. if you want to know how Eleanor really looks like, I recommend you to look for LemmytheLemuel amazing fanarts of her.
isn't it crazy to think that every theory that connects Eleanor to Elizabeth is based on an inaccurate illustration? So if Eleanor is in the games and she is the one who feeds the blob, did we ever see her?
yes. We saw her but we did not know we saw her. Remember: Eleanor has the ability to copy the physical look of other people. She copied Sarah, Renelle and the unnamed drug-addicted girl. and the last two she did not kill (they have so much luck) so she does not need to kill someone to copy their look. so we saw Eleanor, but she copied someone else look so we could not know it was Eleanor. if so, who did she copied?
isn't it obvious? She copied none other then Vanessa. If Eleanor copied her, it solve the problem of "the second Vanessa". The security girl is the real Vanessa, the one who is tortured by William Afton. her mental torture is feeding Eleanor (who is an agony herself) who copied her look, giving "food" to the blob and killing other people, creating more agony. but instead of using a ballpit, she is using the blob. This can explain why Vanessa and Vanny (Eleanor) has two voice actresses, why Vanny's voice is glitchy and she has glowing eyes, the unique jumpscare noise, the second Vanessa in the fire escape ending.
and I'm going more into it and saying that patient 46 is Eleanor under another disguise. manipulating Vanessa to do stuff for William (just so she could backstab him) How Princess Quest helps us
Every now and then there are two theories that contradict each other and the fandom is split between two teams. it was with MikeBro and MikeVictim, WillTrap and MikeTrap and stuff like this. one of the more recent theory fights is CassidyPrincess vs VanessaPrincess. However, I found a way to merge this. The princess is Cassidy. She returned to save Vanessa (and if Cassidy is really "the one" maybe saving Vanessa is an action to redeem herself after she messed up with William). However, to save Vanessa, she need to follow her steps (in the virtual world) and do the same things that Vanessa sdone so she could find the door and open it.
In the second princess quest, the princess meets a shadow clone of herself. and what is Eleanor? she is a shadow with the ability to copy others. so if Cassidy is really following Vanessa's steps, it means that Vanessa, at some point, meet the shadow AKA Eleanor, or at least an alternative form of the shadow (so Vanessa does not know she meet Eleanor)
so if Vanessa really met the shadow, even under a disguise, who it was?
my first thinking was "Party Freddy", you know, the shadow Freddy-like character with black body and glowing red eyes and teeth?
but then it hits me
what Eleanor does the best? manipulation. Eleanor manipulate people by making them trust her until the backstab. and who really manipulated Vanessa? Tape Girl!
Tape Girl is telling us to collect the tapes so we can earse GlitchTrap. But as more tapes we are collecting GlitchTrap is becoming stronger and stronger. if Tape Girl is really in our side, she would tell us on the first tape to not collecting other tapes because this is dangerous. but no! Tape girl manipulate Vanessa. Becasue of Tape Girl Vanesa ended up brainwashed by William. so if Tape Girl is actually Eleanor, it explains it! Eleanor caused Vanessa to be brainwashed by William so she could lives on her agony. and when Cassidy free Vanessa's mind, it removes the agony, what eventually destroying Eleanor since she was fed on Vanessa's personal agony. The scream that we hear after beating PQ3 is Eleanor screaming her death scream and eventually, nothing was left out of her aside from the Vanny costume. Tales From The Pizza Plex
if you did not read the book and you want to avoid spoilers, skip on this section
so the first two stories in this book are hinting at a possible return or Eleanor. In the first story, Frailty, it turns out that Jessica (number four...) was another victim of Eleanor and she ended up as the same fate as Sara. The second Story, Lally's game, is ended with a shadow that similar to the shadow inside of Eleanor, appearing next to Lally's box. so if two stories that are taken place during the pizzaplex time of the FF universe hinting that Eleanor could return, maybe it means that Eleanor is finally going to have her game debuted as herself anytime soon. maybe the ruins DLC or maybe even in the very next game
so this theory can be summers up in one line: It was Eleanor all along.