The _____ ending is the canon "good guy" ending. (SPOILERS!!!)

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User Info: Ic3Bullet

Ic3Bullet
1 month ago#1
The dark ending.

I don't know a tremendous amount about the lore of Dark Souls. But I've used the bits that I do know to come to the above conclusion.

Despite what some elitists will say, the game is crushingly difficult. This is not an accident, and for story purposes, this is not a coincidence. Almost everything in this world wants to stop you from succeeding at what you have set out to do.

What have you set out to do? Well here's one fact that every Dark Souls player agrees to be true: the first flame is fading. The only way to keep that flame from fading is for the Chosen Undead to succeed Lord Gwyn and rekindle the flame. The continued existence of every creature in the game depends on you to keep this flame lit... and yet they're all trying to stop you... they're all DESPERATE to stop you -- many enemies suicidally throwing themselves at you in hopes that it might give the next enemy a better chance of killing you. What is even the point of stopping you though, unless your goal is to interrupt what is already set into motion? Flame is fading, everything is on the brink of not existing, yet NOTHING else in the game is ever seen making any attempt to stop it. The only thing they're trying to stop is YOU. Because they're SO CLOSE to obtaining the darkness they have longed for, and you're the only thing that can prevent that from happening.

But what about the humans? THEIR goal invariably seems to be for you to to light the flame. Every nonhostile creature that talks to you encourages you to keep the flame lit! ... ...followed by a sinister chuckle. Everyone who has spent more than a week playing Dark Souls has noticed it. Almost every piece of non-hostile NPC dialogue ends with a grim "ha ha ha!" The laughs cannot be mistaken for expressing any emotions other than lust and greed. They know something terrible will happen to the land if they achieve their goal, yet that ambition is what they remain to be most hopeful for. Men are newcomers to this world -- strangers... invaders... and they're trying to conquer it and claim it for themselves. In order to do so, they need the flame to stay lit. The only way for the land to end happily for its indigenous inhabitants -- the only way to keep it pristine, unmolested by the vial ambitions of man, is to bring on an age of darkness.

Don't be a dick, Chosen Undead. Let the land go peacefully.

User Info: Daimeion

Daimeion
1 month ago#2
Holy smoke, look at that big blob of text!

I'm out.

User Info: Zikten

Zikten
4 weeks ago#3
If you link the flame, nothing changes. If you bring on the darkness, it ends the age of the gods and let's mankind make their own destiny

User Info: Ic3Bullet

Ic3Bullet
4 weeks ago#4
Zikten posted...
If you link the flame, nothing changes. If you bring on the darkness, it ends the age of the gods and let's mankind make their own destiny

So the Dark is beneficial for humans? How?

User Info: Alltra

Alltra
4 weeks ago#5
DkS 2 seems to imply that either option has the same result.
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