Topic: Darkest Dungeon Presents: The Highwayman

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  • #85415

    ArgusEyedOracle
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    If you look closely, you can see the child has the highwayman’s eyes.

    Eyes as in the same black voids? Kind of I suppose. The kid’s seem the tiniest bit more rounded.

    #85733
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
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    @Argus- Tried to send you a PM but it doesn’t seem there is a system. You have skype or something?

    I’ll admit, I’m basically the internet equivalent of a hermit. For reasons I’d rather not discuss. Just thought you should know to avoid further confusion.

    No problem, I was just suggesting cause we tend to get off-topic a lot, and probably annoy people XD

    By the way, will we get a comic every week from now on?

    #85828

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    Oh, well. I haven’t seen any sign of hostility or discomfort. If there has been any of these I’d very much like to be informed.

    I don’t know what, if any schedule they’re working off of for these comics. I’d like to think they plan on releasing them all by the time of release, in which case I’m not sure once a week would allow for that with January 19. I would hope that they’re releasing this somewhere between completion of the comic while still spacing them out. I think now that the Abomination’s out of the way, we’ll be moving through the Crusader. Than Vestal, and Plague Doctor(Not necessarily that order). Than through the other classes in no particular order until the Man at Arms and Arbalist. Than Houndmaster. And then if she’s not been released earlier, the Merchant. Or I could be totally wrong. So I’ll close this out with the thing all things fandoms say after bouts of speculation. “We’ll just have to wait and see.”

    #85901

    Root
    Participant

    Bears the crushing guilt of deeds both real and imagined…

    On a side-note, that’s a hell of a clip for a flintlock pistol. I’m assuming his coat has half a dozen or so hidden in it and he just quickdraws, pirate-style.

    #85903

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    I guess he must, or otherwise he’s using a crazy Bloodborne pistol with more than a dozen bullets.

    #86253
    kklee06
    kklee06
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    Those eyes bear the guilt towards someone more than just a random woman and child. Perhaps he was a respectable rogue beforehand, keeping to his code of “No Women, No Children.” But I think a reaction to breaking such a code would be one of frustration and self-loathing. But his eyes bear a guilt beyond that.

    I believe the woman was his lover (or ex-lover) and the child his, in some sort of way. Perhaps he would provide for the family and keep his actions a secret. Simply explaining to him that he was a bodyguard, or even a merchant of sorts. Only to dawn the red bandanna, coat, and take his daggers and pistols from the old trunk he kept hidden in the woods close by. He would do the best thing he could do, that is slice and shoot others that are undeserving of their wealth. Constantly thinking to himself, “I need this more than they do.”

    Until the day his woman and child decided to take a trip on the wrong road. So now he throws himself at the evil monsters found among the estate, in hopes to atone for sins? Or perhaps for a death to make the nightmares stop.

    #86272
    UmbraVelum
    UmbraVelum
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    I’d love to see these incorporated into the story.

    #86565

    SlowlyGently
    Participant

    I would love to see this embedded into the game too. Maybe as add-on quests for each hero type and each bit they complete, another cinematic is unlocked. Similar to the bosses. Perhaps a future extension…

    #86762
    I_am_person
    I_am_person
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    One thing I don’t understand is how the second guy he killed got all the way over there. There were clearly two guys sitting on the carriage, one got shot, and the other one got sliced. But after he slices the one with the hat, he ends up a few meters away from the carriage. I don’t know, maybe that was intentional to give some space from the carriage to not let him see who he was shooting. But either that or it’s an error.

    #87551
    Holy.Death
    Holy.Death
    Participant

    I feel like the 11th panel shouldn’t be there at all. It would suffice to show both woman and child, without focusing on the child. It makes killing the woman less important because of this while I think showing them both could suffice for the effect that was required.

    #87554

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    I disagree. I think the Highwayman might be able to rationalize the death of an adult woman more easily. I think the closeup of the child shows that from the Highwayman’s perspective, it’s not so much that killing the woman is less important, but killing the child is WORSE. And I think that falls in line with how a lot of criminals have operated. Perhaps because they feel that children should be at least presented a stretch of adulthood.

    #87734
    Holy.Death
    Holy.Death
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    But it’s not only about the Highwayman. It’s about the viewers as well. I could understand this if the close-up revealed additional clue, unravelling who the child was and leading to big plot-shock. I can’t tell if the child is his own son by the artwork. Perhaps it is.

    #87738

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    I do think it would make for a horrific twist if it was, but besides that, the child does look awfully small. I couldn’t quite make him out until I saw the close up.

    #87869
    kklee06
    kklee06
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    I feel like the 11th panel shouldn’t be there at all. It would suffice to show both woman and child, without focusing on the child. It makes killing the woman less important because of this while I think showing them both could suffice for the effect that was required.

    There are many things that the Highwayman says during states of Affliction that point to the lady being a love-interest and the boy being the son.

    Yes, he has a code against no children.
    “Lucky for you, I’ve sworn never to kill children.” (Camping, Abusive)

    But many things point to a love interest…
    “I feel her arms around me… How did I ever leave?” (Irrational)
    “She rode in an ivory stagecoach – a vision in the night…” (Irrational)
    “I can’t get their faces out of my head…” (Depression)
    “You… you have her face! WHY DO YOU HAVE HER FACE!?” (Irrational)
    “No! I DIDN’T KILL HER! ‘TWAS AN ACCIDENT!” (Irrational)
    “My sweetheart… I’ll be with you presently.” (Depression)

    And perhaps something relating to child-birth…
    “Her form, writhing under sheets. A dark spot spreads..” (Irrational)

    They wouldn’t include the close-up unless the child was important. He bears the same hair color as him, eyes perhaps too.

    #87874

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    Interesting. Thank you for displaying those bits of dialogue.

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