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Why did Daniel drink the Amnesia potion?
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Nospheratu Offline
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RE: Why did Daniel drink the Amnesia potion?

(10-31-2010 04:11 PM)iNEXSERTiON Wrote:  They just never attacked him?

That's a nice plot point and game mechanic in hindsight: the monsters see you much sooner if you look at them, ergo when you are afraid of them. That's why Daniel described them in his journal as "skulking" and never being seen despite always being near - Alexander, who "made" them from the remains of his unfortunate victims, didn't want Daniel to loose his mind before he helped him extract enough Vitae to make the orbs work; after Daniel realised what was going on, the only way to get past all the servants was to forget what they were - since if he knew, he would be so terrified of them that the first one would have found and killed him right away.

Also, i agree with the theory that Daniel needed to forget what he had done in order to remain sane; if he would be forced to relive all the gruesome things over and over again in his head, he would be probably soon reduced to a gibbering wreck lying in a dark corner and waiting for death.

Better to reign in hell than to be a servant in heaven.
11-02-2010 11:45 AM
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RE: Why did Daniel drink the Amnesia potion?

(09-14-2010 09:40 AM)suibriel Wrote:  RE: Why did Daniel drink the amnesia potion?
Daniel was freaked out because of the shadow hunting him and he believed every word that Alexander said without doubt.He said extracting vitae from people (who are told to be vile and sick but it is implied some of them are not) by torturing them will keep the shadow away. Scared for his life, Daniel began to torture more men and women. So Alexander and his men began to kidnap innocent citizens and they went to a familiy's farm, killed the father, took away mother and daughter to the dungeons. Lucky for her, the girl could escape but Daniel caught and killed her violently in storage. Then, he realized what he has done. He knew that she begged for mercy and she didn't deserve to die... He was on the verge of insanity and he thought drinking amnesia tonic was the only way to forget what he has done before and let a new Daniel born. This new Daniel would be his only chance to forget his sins. That also can be the reason why he has written(in the very beggining of the game) Your Former Self Daniel in Daniel's Note To Self... Sorry it was a bit long Tongue
05-13-2012 11:48 AM
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RE: Why did Daniel drink the Amnesia potion?

I am posting, only replying to the OP, not anyone elses post.
Daniel was taken in by Alexander thinking that he was going to be kept safe in the castle, instead he was binded to the castle and had to serve Alex. I`ll put it more simply.
- Scared of the Shadow
- Scared of the Servants
- Scared of Himself
- Wants to feel innocent again
05-15-2012 06:17 AM
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