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[SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread
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Bigbob Offline
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

I have a possible new unsolved mystery.

Was Strohmeier with the ARK team? You hear his voice in the first terminal where you update the omni tool. When you first enter Tau there's a box you can data mine and someone talks about the "failed evac story". They sound very similar.

Edit: The ARK team is:
Catherine Chun
Sarah Lindwall
Ian Pedersen
Nicolai Ivashkin
Jasper Hill

The first 2 are female and we hear Pedersen multiple times and I don't think it's him. That leaves Ivashkin and Hill as possibilities. I think we hear some extra voices when you data mine Catherine's body? Do we know for sure what Ivashkin and Hill sound like?
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2017 03:58 PM by Bigbob.)
02-22-2017 02:02 PM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

Strohmeier was part of the group that was evacuating Theta trying to get away from Akers, along with Goya, Frost, Koster, Alvaro (Emma), Jonsy, Strasky, Thabo, and Hart.
  • Strohmeier, Goya, Frost, and Koster were all caught by Akers and are currently in the structure gel induced sleep in the tunnels underneath Theta.
  • Hart blew the O2 Surplus, cutting off Akers and allowing the rest to escape. She died in the process.
  • Jonsy died at the door to Omicron while they were pounding on the door, asking to be let in. (This is when they find out that everyone at Omicron was already dead.)
  • Strasky ran out of oxygen on the way to the annex. He panics and removes his helmet, taking his fate into his own hands.
  • Thabo and Alvaro died in the annex running out of air while chatting, having accepted that they were screwed.

02-22-2017 10:01 PM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

I have a theory on the Jiangshi. I know there's questions about the validity of Transmissions but I thought this worth mentioning. In the last video Martin Fisher is outside running out of oxygen. Reed is watching him.

Later he comes back and attacks them saying you left me to die. Then Reed removes his helmet and structure gel gushes out. I wonder if this is a hint to what the Jiangshi are?
03-02-2017 06:42 PM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

I'm going to say that it's unlikely. Martin Fisher was a diving suit filled predominantly if not entirely with structure gel. The Jiangshi, however, were completely naked, with the head covered in gel corruption and WAU growths. Furthermore, Fisher can talk in a way that implies he is still coherent and intelligent (albeit murderously insane), whereas the Jiangshi are completely mute and just walk around aimlessly. There's also the fact that Fisher didn't show any abilities of producing EMPs or teleportation.

There's some overlap in that both of them involve gel enveloping the head (or at least where the head used to be), but that's where the similarities seem to end.

03-03-2017 12:14 AM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

Pretty certain that's more alluding to what's become of Yoshida in Tau in terms of game canon.

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03-03-2017 12:15 AM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

(02-22-2017 10:01 PM)Abion47 Wrote:  
  • Strohmeier, Goya, Frost, and Koster were all caught by Akers and are currently in the structure gel induced sleep in the tunnels underneath Theta.


Wanted to ask what your basis is for thinking Strohmeier is one of the ones in the gel? I'm thinking you probably have a very valid reason since you usually do.

I listened to another let's play today and I'm pretty sure it's Strohmeier's voice. I mean it could simply be a mistake by FG since we can track the HP suits and I believe there weren't any unaccounted for? If you get a chance try to listening to it let me know what you think.

Strohmeier can be heard at the terminal in the first room and outside Theta when he says not to kill yourself. Pedersen is heard interviewing about the ARK on the pc where your track the ARK, he comments on the odds not being great for the ARK to make it to space in a data mine in Theta, and in the Abyss on the way to Tau when they 1st make contact with Tau.

The data mine I'm questioning is when you first enter Tau.
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03-06-2017 09:27 PM
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RE: [SPOILERS] SOMA unsolved mysteries thread

We know Strohmeier was part of the group escaping from Theta because of his discussion with Brandon Wan (when Brandon sacrifices himself). Furthermore, in the Theta exit sequence after Simon wrenches his way out of the WAU dream state, there are four mind coral humans corresponding to each of the people I said didn't make it out of Theta (their entity names confirm their identities). If you approach these bodies, you can listen in on their sleep talking:
  • Koster is in the train car to the right after you wake up out of the structure gel. She's dreaming of being on a date with Brandon.

    Spoiler below!
    Brandon... I knew you'd come. Too much of a romantic to forget. But do you remember this? The necklace you gave me. *giggle* Come on, let's go inside. They make the best coffee. And the view -- to die for. I'd live here if they'd let me.
  • Strohmeier is at the far end of the first room you encounter the proxy in. He's dreaming of working on a plane or something with an old close friend named Doug.

    Spoiler below!
    Doug, quit hogging the screwdriver. Sun's going down already... Let's get this thing running. Don't worry, it's going to fly all right. We'll be soaring across the fields. It's gonna be incredible. When we're sick of it, we'll head back to town. Get some beer, shoot some pool. Just like the good old days. Now hand over the damn screwdriver.
  • Goya is just before the vent in the hall where the proxy is patrolling, across from the alcove. He's dreaming that he's back at Delta and he finally beat Akers in a game of chess.

    Spoiler below!
    I can't believe I won! That's one for the books. Now I can finally die happy. Forget it, Terry. I'm not playing anymore. Holy... did you hear, Brand? Yeah, I won. Got the king cornered. Oh, a new order's in? Great, let's work it! Is it another communication satellite? Military? Better make sure we get it right then. Come on, Brand. Let's help out our boys.
  • Frost is to your right after crawling out of the vent. He's dreaming that he is announcing a major scientific discovery/breakthrough of some kind. (Possibly discovering alien life?)

    Spoiler below!
    I'd like to thank the committee. Her Majesty Queen Christina II, thank you. This discovery belongs to everyone. It's been hard keeping it secret. Now recognized, at last. We're living in an exciting time. Learning that we're not alone. Is perhaps greater than anything. I have to dedicate this to my father... The late Elliot Frost, who inspired me, all these years.

If you're referring to the datamine in the dive room at Tau, the people involved are Steve Glasser, Sarah Lindwall, and Ian Pedersen (which is confirmed by looking at the lang entries of this conversation). Glasser is the guy at Tau who welcomes the ARK team upon their arrival and is the guy who accompanies Ross to the climber (and dies on the way). Pedersen is the guy who tells him about how everyone at Omicron thinks Tau is dead and who ultimately ends up killing Catherine. (I think we all know who Sarah Lindwall is.)

(This post was last modified: 03-14-2017 07:30 PM by Abion47.)
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