As someone who read the whole thing, I found a lot of interesting analysis and you likely spotted many literary references used when developing the games and character. But it’s not exactly clear what the ‘theory’ you are proposing actually is. This piece is a bunch of disparate ideas extrapolated from the alleged references, Halloween DJ Skeleton With Pumpkin Head T-Shirt but they have no apparent meaning when combined and don’t make any predictions about what is to come in the next game(s). Look at what you’ve written – Max is an imaginary character of Chloe, who herself is an imaginary character of Frank, likewise with Victoria/Nathan? Really? I think you should hone in on a few of these ideas and build them into a cohesive theory – your suggestion that Max isn’t real is interesting and compelling,
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but makes no sense in the context of the rest of this piece. I would love to see a fleshed out theory on that particular idea. Frank is a pop culture sponge, soaking up everything he reads, sees and hears- so these imaginary friends blur together with all these other stories. Halloween DJ Skeleton With Pumpkin Head T-Shirt And as he meets new people and has more traumatic experiences, they again are reabsorbed into these characters. You have this constant splitting and merging and creation of new characters, but he’s essentially retelling the same story over and over again- his journey from an innocent child being abused to becoming a serial killer himself. So when we start the beginning of Life is Strange, Frank (or Nathan, or Chloe) resummons his childhood superhero- Max, AKA Captain Spirit- to try and rewind another accident.
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At some point early in his childhood- probably a combination of the accidental death of his neighbor friend (again- reimagined as a Captain Spirit/Max type savior who can literally catch him out of the air when he falls off the ladder) and his murder of his own father- he takes a fork in the road that he cannot rewind. He goes down the path to becoming Mr. Jefferson, a monster worse than his own father, instead of becoming William, the Peter Pannish Captain America type superhero he dreamed of becoming as a child. There’s not that many archetypes to begin with, so there’s bound to be crossover – I don’t think that this is Dontnod/D9’s way of telling us that all the characters are the creation of one person’s imagination. Halloween DJ Skeleton With Pumpkin Head T-Shirt Heck, that’s not even true in the real world – multiple writers created these characters!