Dark Souls Lore ► Translations From the Abyss

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Zippy Dastrange
Zippy Dastrange

The dark even the dark soul is a very odd thing, its feels like allegory to nature and the inevitability of time. While the life soul/chaos flame is more the uncertainty of life, while the death soul reinforces both the inevitability of time and the randomness of life.

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Javier Ramire
Javier Ramire

Frampt an karrthe are the same being there's not 2 it's only one

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Daniel Rye
Daniel Rye

is it just me, or is the lore of dark souls suuuper convoluted? bloodborne seems straightforward in comparison - maybe thats due to there being more games in the DS series but idk... it just confuses me to no end. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Charles David
Charles David

Is the Hollow Knight music because it fits or is there a connection there that I’m missing?

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Ron T
Ron T

Hollow Knight music really goes well. Yet again another great video

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prohelling
prohelling

I LOVE Hollow knight

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prohelling
prohelling

The music is killing me 😭

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n0tpat
n0tpat

Wait if the world serpents are immortal where are they in ds3 ;-;

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Lyndonmaman
Lyndonmaman

Thank the Gods, he pronounced Jormungandr correctly.

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Scott Harris
Scott Harris

Don’t think I didn’t notice the use of Hollow Knight music

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emily gonzalez
emily gonzalez

whang

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King Wesley
King Wesley

The chest spirals on the four kings looks intentionally similar to the curse mark on humans' flesh.

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BenitosPapa Lial
BenitosPapa Lial

Is Gwyn reminiscent of anybody in modern times?

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Robert M
Robert M

I think that after the age of fire comes the age dark and than the age of dragons. I think Gwen stalled and eventually sorta broke the cycle dooming the world.

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Solu Singh
Solu Singh

To the western audience maybe jorgmander is THE world serpent, but in the east, it's not the case. The Eastern world serpent is adi shesha, or ananta shesha(infinite snake), an important figure in both Hinduism an Buddhism. In Hinduism He represents time, and encircles the world and is responsible for the the start of the next cycle. Way more fitting then jorg. And this wouldn't be the first Hinduism inspired lore, manus is derived from mānu(the proganitor of mankind in Hinduism). The Ralf Griffith translation of veda added the s to manu, hence making his name 'manus'. Also adi shesha has multiple heads, that makes you think weather framt and kaath are different beings or not, maybe they are one entity with a very different goal from what we understand

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Youth_ Kid
Youth_ Kid

I would like to know, what happens after Gael, the end of the world? I mean, live always finds it ways doesn’t it?

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Youth_ Kid
Youth_ Kid

@Demon Vrag What I like to think is: Now the world is Nothing, just like when the Arche Dragons ruled over the world, suddently they reappear and it all happnes all over again vrom ds1 (or Maybe even Demons Souls) to ds3

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Rich
Rich

Gwyn: I tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doesn't even matter ....

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Pinefr0st
Pinefr0st

Ash has overrun all. Our only hope now is a cold, dark, and very gentle place.

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Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson

Crispy and cool. Typical Australian.

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Day Me In
Day Me In

Dark souls four or by it’s real name, Dark Souls Ash

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Cheybat
Cheybat

So do y’all think the primordial serpents are hug like big snakes or have they got something inexplicable down there

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TheSimplyJJP
TheSimplyJJP

Light and dark fought each other and resulted in a world of ash. This gives me hope for ashes represent rebirth in the legend of the phoenix.

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Joseph Ragusa
Joseph Ragusa

Man that's just Beetlejuice. ...

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King of Sinners Archive
King of Sinners Archive

The Four kings got greedy . So kaathe got disgusted. Oolacile went way too far and got what they deserve.

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Crusaders Constantinople
Crusaders Constantinople

I loved the Dartmouth song u should make hollow knight lore video

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Kazuma Fellblood
Kazuma Fellblood

A+ for saying Jörmungandr correctly.

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lord_of_cinder 9
lord_of_cinder 9

I really dig the hollow knight soundtracks in this video!

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Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez

What happens if the grey world with arch trees and everlasting dragons is the outcome of the ashes of the world after so many flames?

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Laura Durbin
Laura Durbin

lupefiasco

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High Machinegun
High Machinegun

Kaathe instigating the age of fire: "You know what you guys need? To wage a war against the Everlasting Dragons."

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David Hong
David Hong

Kaathe instigating the Chaos of Izalith: You know what you need? To remake the first flame with your own soul.

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Fox Mulder
Fox Mulder

World serpent probably leans more towards the ouroboros, rather than the nordic serpent specifically. In every culture there was a serpent the held the world within its coils. One of the oldes artefacts ever discovered was a mesopotamian bowl that had a serpent biting its tail while within was the wprld.

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Marcos Aurelio Malizar
Marcos Aurelio Malizar

If you notice the snake's mouth it says a lot about your identity. The mouth resembles a clown laugh, a jester. Court fools had the job of telling the truth, without worrying about the consequences. Because a fool is not taken seriously. That is why, in the old days, when kings were affected by something bad and shameful, the fool would be there to say things that no one else would have the courage to say in the face of a king. If you read Rei lear, you will see that the jester is constantly telling the king the truth. In Hamlet we also have something similar, when he questions the "to be" or "not be" with a jester's skull in hand.

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Taurin Gaster
Taurin Gaster

*hear Hollow knight soundtrack on beggining* *instant like*

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Kimball Belliston
Kimball Belliston

If the order goes: Age of Ancients -> Age of Fire -> Age of Dark ...What comes after the Age of Dark?

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Drillbit
Drillbit

This was great but youonly talked about the abyss over halfway through

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Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

daviddobrik

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Alex
Alex

04:00 m´lady

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Shadow Dawns
Shadow Dawns

What would you do in real life if the our humanity is in verge of Extinction would you resist it or let humans go extinct even if you had power to resist. Gwyn made his choice, now it's time to make yours.

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ParisNumberOne
ParisNumberOne

Now that Vaati has played Hollow Knight music it means that we have confirmation that they're gonna become a Hollow Knight lore channel

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Arempy 58
Arempy 58

I'd say Gwyn is more like Odin. His attemps to stop the end of the world ensures it.

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Lynn Marie
Lynn Marie

aaronclarey

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Adrian Krasniqi
Adrian Krasniqi

i love how the Fromsoft, from japan, understand and can apply Norse and European philosophy and paganism more than western studios *cough cough* UBISOFT

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EasyTone Smoothie
EasyTone Smoothie

Hmm Oroboros... Frampt. Primer eats tail... Latter eats poop. Top-tier lore, friends.

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Clay J
Clay J

Oh hollow knight music nice, but also langue cool.

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Lemontarts01
Lemontarts01

Ok vaati. Not even a big if. But what if the fucking serpent outright is just called a serpent - rather than it being a snake, who is a relative of a dragon It could deadass be its own thing and have lived since then

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Viridis XIC
Viridis XIC

i love the skull helm on that guy!

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Simon Dufresne
Simon Dufresne

*ends the video talking about Thor and Jörmungandr* I would like to thank Loki

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RagdollDollar
RagdollDollar

Do you think mannus has some symbolism with Gwyn being Thor and Kaathe being the world serpent. If I remember right Mannus is the name of a Germanic god that was created from Tuisto who attributed him, I’m guessing that’s basically another term for creating. Anyway Mannus is said to have birthed many “children” those children being gods and the names of tribes of Germanic people. My theory is that ds Mannus is somehow suppose to symbolise the folktale Mannus in terms of authority. I remember reading a theory somewhere that Mannus is the first pigmy, and that’s what I’m leaning toward though honestly I have no clue so far. I just thought I should add that resemblance in

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Jimmy Brave
Jimmy Brave

Ok, Vaati has recognised Hollow Knight, now I want a lore video on that. Collab with mossbag

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Iván Ivanov Dimankov
Iván Ivanov Dimankov

wait, so there was never an age of dark? From what i ve understood from other videos is that it is a cycle, and eventually the flame will fade and there will be all dark. But "embers will start to appear" and then a new age of fire will begin. Someone explain me pls

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RONG PIRSON
RONG PIRSON

hollow knight lore vid when?

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Finlay Renshaw
Finlay Renshaw

I hear that hollow knight OST in the background of the last part of the video!!!

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Mostafa Ismaeil
Mostafa Ismaeil

Hey, are there gonna be anymore translations.

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Ivan the Benighted
Ivan the Benighted

Cool that you used music from Hollow Knight.

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RocRolDis
RocRolDis

I wonder if these two, Frampt and Kaathe, are like the amphisbaena, one being the tail of the other.

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Melody Yawgmoth
Melody Yawgmoth

Gwynn and Frampt remind me of a light version of Oryx and Akka.

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Kamisama chive
Kamisama chive

Hollow knight music in a DS video? *Confused vessel noises*

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Doodlepede
Doodlepede

hollow knight music????????????? caught me way off guard

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Nayyar Rashid
Nayyar Rashid

Yamato no orochi from Japenese Mythology in Nioh

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TheMikesc15
TheMikesc15

okay can we just take the time to appreciate his proper pronounciation of the Nordic Jörmungandr or as we Danes say, Midgårdsormen.

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Loggn
Loggn

Two favorite dark souls YouTubers: Vaatividya, Chasethebro

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comet
comet

dark souls lore? good enough. HK background music? perfection.

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Stephen Yockey
Stephen Yockey

Ooh hollow knight music

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Bazz Bro
Bazz Bro

I swear, Vaati, stop making videos and just get an IP licencing deal so you can write Dark Souls novels. "How I learned to stop worrying and leaned to love the Abyss - by Vaati"

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Dennis Fantasia
Dennis Fantasia

Do hollow knight lore pls

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Aidan Zufolo
Aidan Zufolo

Wait, Miyazaki learned Sindarin to make lore for his game? That’s fucking great!

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speakeasy
speakeasy

Hey, nice hollow knight music

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Ichibushido
Ichibushido

I did not realize the ghosts were holding babies until I saw the close ups in this video. That is some f'ed up stuff right there.

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David Scott
David Scott

8:00 Baby has big lips?

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See It 2wice
See It 2wice

As cool as Dark Souls and all of its characters are, the World Serpents look ridiculously stupid and out of place.

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Lord of Hunger
Lord of Hunger

Primordial means the beginning of time. Time begun when the first flame began - which corrupted dragons, which made serpents. So, no, "Primordial Serpent" is still correct.

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John Laremy
John Laremy

@Pard well I said that I was wrong about my first comment lol I haven't gone back on what I said since then I stand by what I said that day night cycles are irrelevant, that flame creates light, not a day night cycle. which is what ur saying anyway so

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Pard
Pard

@John Laremy like i said. we may had no framework to experience what time is. also it´s made very obvious that close to the kiln its bright and away from it its dark. you cant do what you try here, for example calling that life didnt existed but talking about trees and dragons that lived before the flame and and the other hand taking physics from our world about how fog is created and air heated. thats invalid. it´s like oh here it fits and there not but who cares ... MUST be like that. Pard (panthera pardus)

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John Laremy
John Laremy

frankly after rereading the whole comment thread you're all being dumb, who cared about day and night? before light it was dark. the light in ds is conceptual and it doesn't like engulf the world. whether there is a day and night cycle tbh is a matter of environment/atmosphere. that's why anor londo goes dark after you kill gwynevere. but I still think the absence of time before the first game is interesting. btw. good example of day/night being irrelevant. fog which the world was shrouded in before flame, cannot form unless moister cool air forms with hotter dry air above. how does the air get heated? the sun. it's not a point against op argument the whole argument is just invalid

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John Laremy
John Laremy

also another thing to think about- time travels at the speed of light. light comes from fire. like I said, without fire (which brings light according to ds intro/lore, obviously irl there's other sources of light) AT LEAST, humans, have no concept of time. again, when fire dies we can't die because without light time can at least in some ways not exist. not trying to argue with you btw just sort of exposing my thoughts on ds lore at you

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John Laremy
John Laremy

and I meant seath*

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Caroline Johansen
Caroline Johansen

Ok can someone inform me In the dark ending there are multiple primordial serpents Is this just frampt and kaathe Or are these different serpents It really does make me wonder

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AmericanLight
AmericanLight

The Hollow Knight Music fits so well

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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

This is cool, but can we all agree that the snakes have the stupidest fucking design ever? How can they be taken seriously looking like that?

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John Segway
John Segway

Wow that explains quite a lot actually... Always wondered though; are the Gods literally Gywn's family and that's it or is it all the large humanoids we see around? Like the Silver Knights, Ornstein, the Outriders before they were banished, the Pontiff etc. even the Abyss Watchers are they're immensely tall and powerful though Hawkwood is normal sized/human and wanted to be one, it's all very confusing...

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Hamza Shinwary
Hamza Shinwary

wtf, I feel bad for Kaathe now

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Sun Wukong
Sun Wukong

I’m always confused by world logic. Aren’t Light and Dark intertwined? Can’t one only exist with the other? If the dark overtook the world and there was no fire, wouldn’t it just go back to the age of ancients?

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Vince
Vince

Could you please make a Prepare to Cry on Hollow Knight's Cloth or Quirrel. These Stories with your voice and empathy. It would be so wholesome

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Yassine
Yassine

Frampt is a traitor ?or he manipulate kaathe ?

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ProtoJester
ProtoJester

Love the hollow knight music at the beginning. Bug Souls

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Mathew Weakley
Mathew Weakley

The projectiles that the new Londo corpse pile releases look alot like gael's projectiles in ds3.

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LiL car crash
LiL car crash

Why does the world serpents highkey look like beetlejuice

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Aoi Midori
Aoi Midori

9:40 I want this in my desktop so badly :(

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Jaleel Followsthewhiterabbit
Jaleel Followsthewhiterabbit

now I really want to hear your voice talking about Hollow Knight. Pls Vaati, take your chance after silksong releases!

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Brad Bradson
Brad Bradson

The Primordial Serpents turns an amazing experience into a joke. I can't believe they put these in the game.

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elias197859
elias197859

anyone else think oolacile township and new londo are the same place? it actually would make a lot of sense

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Lucas Cecil
Lucas Cecil

Hollow knight makes everything better.

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Noxide
Noxide

I would love to see a game set in the dark ages in dark souls :P

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rab souls
rab souls

Dark souls has no story...it has lores and events but no story...it's a pure fighting game, no need to brainstorm ourselfs to create a story...lol

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Nimar
Nimar

False

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Nazo- kage
Nazo- kage

I believe that there is a third aspect, and with it a misconception. Throughout the first and the second game there was always talking about the age of light and the age of dark but with the third game and what can be considered the “true ending” I think it essentially shows that there was a fallacy maybe just another lie of lord Gwen. Essentially all of the times in the three games in which people talk about an age of dark it’s actually an age of abyss. Oh that black muck all those creatures Gwen basically fixed it so that everyone believed that was the age of dark that we would all be fighting against and we should never let come to pass. But that is not an age of dark it’s more of the age of the abyss or the age of shadow. Because it is a darkness created through the disparity of the first flame. That’s why in the third game the true ending is through the fire keeper extinguishing the first flame. At least that’s my head canon about the whole thing.

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Nazo- kage
Nazo- kage

@bebeidon yeah because technically the flame still exists within your character. The same as in the other games if you don’t link the flame most likely someone else will come around and kill you to become strong enough to link the flame and then they do it. Or you become the Lord of dark only to be taken out by someone who then goes and likes the flame. They’re still fighting over the scraps of Lord Gwyn’s miracle. That’s why I always figured that the fire keeper ending was the best true ending because it just extinguish is the first flame and allows the age of fire or age of shadow tug-of-war/cycle to finally end.

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bebeidon
bebeidon

@Nazo- kage but the flame stops to exist and the cycle ends with that ending, you are stuck in the cycle with the other endings??!

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Nazo- kage
Nazo- kage

@bebeidon Lord Gwen is as much an asshole as he is a tragedy. He fought long and hard against the dragons to usher in the age of fire. But never succeeded in completely eliminating the dragons. Because they did something that Lord Gwen could not allow himself to do: they adapted. Sure there were a few dragons that were holdovers but one was a product of the past still going on one was an actual creation of man and the third was raised by Lord Gwen to be a guard dog. Above all else we know that the first flame was going to go out. The very thing that started “Disparity“ Truthfully the reason that I always figured the Lord of dark ending was an evil ending was because you’re still stuck in Gwen’s cycle. So long as the first flame exists people will be fighting over it. Either to take the flame for themselves or to link it, causing the age of fire to extend even longer.

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bebeidon
bebeidon

@Nazo- kage it's funny how we share so much of the same thoughts but interpret it differently. for me it feels more like a good ending because the world comes back to that grey order before gwyn corrupted it by starting the light/dark cycle. breaking through the cycle feels more right to me than continue what gwyn started because how could that state be the "supposed to be". from gwyns pov it makes sense of course he wants to protect his kingdom by linking the flame but he corrupted the worlds order by doing it, so was it wrong? i think so but what do you think

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Nazo- kage
Nazo- kage

@bebeidon well I always figured those were more evil endings, because that’s not how things are “supposed to be”. Remember it’s stated in the first game that lord Gwen ignored The order of the world. It was supposed to be the age of gray, the age of fire, then the age of dark, and so on. Basically even if all the age of dark is, is resting period, The cycle the world is supposed to be going through would be restored. That’s why I meant even if a new first flame shows up the world will at least be able to heal first. Then if it turns out that people somehow remember the last first flame could be connected you could have people either wanting to do it wanting to stop it or wanting to consumer same as the other games but it wouldn’t be as much of a foregone conclusion which ending it’s going to be.

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Chronos
Chronos

the primordial serpents don't looks very reptilian

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Just a pianist
Just a pianist

aww hollowknight music!

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Kas V
Kas V

Dirtmouth and elderbug says hi

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Josh Monks
Josh Monks

an ouroboros can have a little ouroboros, as a treat.

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xhobi xhoba
xhobi xhoba

You the fuck are you mentioning jormunga?!?

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as5 h4ir
as5 h4ir

I feel like the light and the dark have been corrupted.

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Ross Tobitt
Ross Tobitt

Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but don't those "Primoridal Serpents" have legs? It may be irrelevant to the points being made, but those statues in the Ringed DLC fly in the face of their description. Thought it was worth bringing up at least.

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BM
BM

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Tedective
Tedective

After Age of Ash, it all resets in the Age of Dragons, then King's Field, the origin of Moonlight comes about again. :)

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Etarnalazure
Etarnalazure

Its a bit of shame that most voice acting in the Dark souls games sound so.. Unimpressive. I'm sure you dont notice if after a while when you play the games, but as an outsider, the voice acting just seems very much like they just pulled someone in from the streets saying "Hey, sound old and wise".

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Ultimatepronoob
Ultimatepronoob

*Intro plays* A Hollow! A Hollow Knight!

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