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Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?
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RE: Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?

Think Mudbill's right there. Pigman's eye wouldn't be drawn like that, because pig's eyes are really small, and entierely black. And ManPigs have pig heads, so we can guess they got pig's eyes. And I believe as well Mudbill is right when he says it's

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Mandus looking at the Engineer. Or maybe the Engineer's eye reflecting Mandus, but the picture feels like more of a metaphor than a real representation of a scene anyway.

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RE: Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?

I do believe that that yellow orb is Mandus' lantern. So the reflection is most likely Mandus. But whose is the eye?

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RE: Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?

But if I recall... FG staff said that this is similar to what Mandus looks like. I don't really see a resemblance.. unless I am missing something.
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(02-22-2014, 02:44 AM)Romulator Wrote: But if I recall... FG staff said that this is similar to what Mandus looks like. I don't really see a resemblance.. unless I am missing something.

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Stand corrected :3

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RE: Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?

I didn't actually see the face until now. But I still think it could be
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Mandus' eye looking at Mandus, if you know what I mean. It could be the Engineer's eye looking at Mandus perhaps at the very end of the game. This game is presented in an end-start sorta way. If you recall, the very first words spoken in this game are "Daddy. Daddy, please don't kill me." by a man's voice. I think this scene is being illustrated in this logo. As in the ending of the game, The Engineer begs Mandus not to kill him off by killing himself. Mandus looks at his reflection (The Engineer) and realizes how much of a monster he really is.

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RE: Why is Amnesia's logo an eye?

(02-21-2014, 11:33 PM)Mudbill Wrote: Well, If you're talking about the eye lashes, most people do have them both above and below the eyes.
If you look closer, you see a lot more hair than that, that's what I'm refering to Tongue Below the eyelashes, also to the right.

(02-22-2014, 12:15 AM)daortir Wrote: Pigman's eye wouldn't be drawn like that, because pig's eyes are really small, and entierely black. And ManPigs have pig heads, so we can guess they got pig's eyes.
That's true.

(02-22-2014, 03:26 AM)Mudbill Wrote: If you recall, the very first words spoken in this game are "Daddy. Daddy, please don't kill me." by a man's voice. I think this scene is being illustrated in this logo. As in the ending of the game, The Engineer begs Mandus not to kill him off by killing himself.
Nice thinking!
I always thought Mandus saying "Daddy, please don't kill me" was him having a dream where he remembers himself killing his sons. But I guess it could also stand for the engineer, begging Mandus to spare him at his first attempt of sabotage.


This is completely unrelated, I just thought of this moment in the game when there's gass, and you hear a flashback where Mandus tells his sons "Don't let it get into your eyes!"
This might have something to do with the bleeding in the eyes, but probably not.

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(02-22-2014, 10:36 AM)Tommyboypsp Wrote: This is completely unrelated, I just thought of this moment in the game when there's gass, and you hear a flashback where Mandus tells his sons "Don't let it get into your eyes!"
This might have something to do with the bleeding in the eyes, but probably not.

Perhaps the gas was related to this Chemical X which contributed with the creation of the Man Pigs. I don't exactly know if this scene connects with anything else though, so it might've just been a simple scene so that the player will understand that Mandus didn't like having his kids down in the machinery.

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What if instead of seeing the iris as an iris, we see it as the orb? It has the circular/spherical shape, the blue color and we know it's behind the splitting of Mandus' soul.

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(02-24-2014, 05:15 PM)i3670 Wrote: What if instead of seeing the iris as an iris, we see it as the orb? It has the circular/spherical shape, the blue color and we know it's behind the splitting of Mandus' soul.

That could be an interesting theory. I don't know if they even intended something like that, but if they didn't it could still be treated as another way of understanding the illustration. Just having that extra metaphor adds a lot to the depth of the image.

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