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  1. I started to think about Wilson's strange personality after noticing a comment about how he liked to be alone in the Wes animated short and I have a little theory. small disclaimer: i've rejoined recently and lack knowledge of the newer lore, so bare with me. this is also like my first ever time sharing something like this, might sound more like a rant than a thought out theory. theory starts now 1: Wilson's Dual Personality Ever noticed he spends a lot of time just isolating himself, sitting alone, thinking at a campfire? The comment I mentioned prior specifically said that a lot of the shorts just show him alone, doing nothing. But when he's actually with the other survivors, he seems a bit strange. He's a weird mix of passionate and outgoing, but cautious and nervous. It doesn't sit right with me. It feels like he's fabricated this other personality he can't get right. Especially when he outright lies to Willow and Webber in Starver's Carol, it makes you wonder if he's trustworthy. I will go into details later. 2: His True Personality He's cruel and desperate. He puts his work above everything, even himself. He's depicted as a true mad scientist in the Origin trailer, cutting himself and torturing animals for experimentation. In his portrait, the artwork that is supposed to REPRESENT him, he's grabbing an animal by the neck, choking it, trying to force feed a serum to it, while he's clearly smiling. You can see it's died already because he's probably just broken it's neck at that point. If you analyze his portrait further, you can see it's head is green, like the liquid he's pouring in it's mouth, while it's body isn't. This could just be stylistic choice to demonstrate that the animal could be sick, but the green matches the vial and I see it as the liquid not even going down it's throat since it's completely squished shut by Wilson's hand. 3: The Meat Effigy This one I'm not too sure about, I had a bit more fun with this one. I don't think he learned how to make The Meat Effigy from Maxwell's knowledge, but I think he invented it himself. There has to be a reason he boasts his genius. The Origin trailer tells us that he's a failure, and seemed slightly depressed, accepting the failed experiment and giving up until Maxwell came along. So why would a person in that state act like they're some prodigy? I think he's been tampering with dark magic for a while and managed to make the meat effigy by himself. Nobody else knows how to make it, only Wilson can. Yes, no other character can produce beard hair, but why wouldn't normal hair work? I doubt Wilson is gonna mess with his glorious hair, so he'll just shave his beard instead, but the other survivors definitely would. I mean, Maxwell is already balding, why would he care? 4: Starver's Carol Wilson outright lies in this short. He definitely knows how he was sent to the Constant. ok that's it lmao Hope you guys have some interesting things to add, or can disprove this entirely. I'd like to catch up on the lore myself and this theory can easily be disproven because I genuinely lack knowledge of some of the newer lore. The last theory I remember watching before I moved on from Don't Starve was someone freaking out over how Maxwell was William Carter, and that's it.
  2. As always take everything with a grain of salt. I have always taken a great interest with the opening animation in DST. The way Charlie is having an inner struggle with "something" embedded inside her. There are a great many valid arguments that can be made as to what that something is; Her inner dark desires, the influence of the Constant, nightmare fueled revenge towards Maxwell, etc. There is a new found similar struggle we find in the Constant. A fight for dominance between the influences of the moon and the dark corruption of all that is nightmare. These two forces counter each other as would the same polar sides of a magnet. Warning: Headcannons ahead I don't believe these forces to be opposites of each other as you would think of Ying and yang. The "transformation" we see in a star caller staff isn't a transformation at all but rather a cleansing. Sanity meters are converted to enlightenment ones to further convey the concept of an inverted reality. Like oil and water, they go as far as being unable to occupy the same "space". So, why is this important? The last Forgotten Knowledge short may have given us a "hint" on how Maxwell, Winnona, and Wilson will save Charlie. They will subject her to lunar forces that will root out the inner darkness within her. However there may be dire consequences for doing this. Gameplay and story factors If Charlie becomes playable then what of the dangers of darkness? I believe the darkness within Charlie has grown strong enough to sustain itself. It may even rob something of Charlie as a way to maintain a corporeal form; possibly her memories. This could be truly dangerous, as we face nightmare incarnate; true evil like never before. How can we be sure the story will take this turn? I am speculating, of course, but I highly doubt they wont try to save Charlie. We saw those 3 characters for a reason. They hold a strong relation to Charlie that is (possibly) not shared by any others. Wilson's is a bit of a mystery, but why was he so relieved to see her? How was he so sure she was not an enemy? Wont this all take place in the background? I think that would be a mistake. A lunar powered Charlie may be the only beacon of hope to stand against the ultimate darkness. As the players, we should be allowed first hand to see the change she (we) make. A perspective that is incredibly important story wise and have only followed in fragments since charlies debut. We have also made background ( in relation to the story; in-game) contributions before, such as getting Wilson on the nightmare throne. Wont she be too op? I think a brand new detriment that enforces a change of playstyle would be in order to allow her grand powers: An ultimate aversion to darkness. Having a deep trauma or negative "feed back" to the abyss would not be out of place. Having been (by forced?) attuned to the darkness it would make sense for her to have a lesser resistance to it, despite moon powers. How many times do we take the few seconds of immunity to darkness for granted? Leaving and entering out of the range of a morning/polar star? Gathering/fighting on the very edges of any given light radius? It would be fitting for Charlie to be instantly defeated if she would to ever expose herself, irregardless of armor. Possibly experiencing "episodes" of Nightmare cycles above ground as she struggles to grasp the reality of who she is. Taking more damage from nightmare creatures and/or occasionally being target by them as the power of the moon shifts between its stages. A constant beckoning from both inner and outer forces compelling her to return to the throne. Tl;DR: Wilson, Maxwell and Winona use Lunar magic to save Charlie consequently unleashing dark forces on the world (replacing her with an evil "version"). It would be very disappointing not to experience the resulting chaos first hand from Charlie's perspective.
  3. I noticed that there are practically no icebergs for Don't starve. I only found one, but it has too many fictional things. I tried to make my own version of the iceberg, but I'm not sure if there is enough information in it. If you have any suggestions for what you can add there, then I will be gladly to upgrade the iceberg!
  4. All credits to Sundra for this theory, me for formatting and writing. PART 1: Lets just get the big thing out of the way first. We do not meet Wagstaff in DS. Well, we do. But that's not REALLY Wagstaff. Wagstaff's sitting at home eating scones on his armchair of whatever he does, while he's using the PR-76 (PRojection device) to attune himself to the Constant or wherever you are. He is nothing but a projection, a man half in the world, hence why he still interacts with it. Proof: PART 2: This is when it starts to get confusing. Wagstaff see's WX, and other robotic creations like the Clockworks. This is possible because time in the constant, as quoted by Maxwell: "Makes no ******* sense dude"-real Maxwell quote Wagstaff creates WX-78 (IRL) to form as a means to access the constant in more... efficient means, allowing him to truly interact with the one thing he desires. The nightmare throne, the secret to ultimate power. Oh, but how does he meet WX? The nightmare throne, the secret to ultimate power. Again. When Wagstaff takes the throne from WX, he leaves (the throne appears empty when the player next reaches it), and sets his ULTIMATE PLAN into action. Proof: PART 3: Wagstaff begins work on his very own portal, not dissimilar to Wilson, through which he shall send WX-78. He designs his voxila radio to be tuned to the constant in order to receive instructions from Maxwell, or whoever's in control. He activates it, sends in WX and than meets the night creature. Needless to say, they don't hit it off great and he gets pulled in. For realsies this time. In the ensuing chaos, one of his workers is sucked in and the factory burns down. COMPLETE TIMELINE: Once again, kudos for Sundra for all the work. I just wrote it down and put in funnies.
  5. DO NOTE: for this entire theory I am ASSUMING that Wagstaff is one of the upcoming characters to DS, as this seems likely with the information we have been given. This might however, prove to be incorrect. This is a just a quick theory I thought up that explains like... 3 things, but should be a good base for other theory's. We know from the little description included that Wagstaff, or whoever that is, "mysterious inventor who finds himself exactly where he wanted to be". I hear the Constant is a amazing holiday location. Alright, here's what I make of this. Wagstaff discovered something to do with the Constant. This must be a pretty interesting thing, because he wanted to get it. Bad. So much so, that he abandoned his life and fortune to find it. Through some work of science, magic, or divine interference, he finds himself in the DS multiverse-y thing that's connected through the ancient portal. But not in the constant. So, he travels through all the worlds, being mistaken as a gatekeeper by each one, until he finally finds the constant. Not much, but something.
  6. Mants. They're territorial, really annoying sometimes, and have a few funny bugs. Did I mention that..... THEY'RE ANTHROPOMORPHIC BUGS. Sadly however, nothing to do with bug people has ever appeared in the lore, so this has absolutely nothing to do with anything and is definitely not some possible connection with the ancients nobody seems to have considered yet.
  7. While in the DST preview comic we saw Wilson building the portal, in the DST new UI, in the tiny words down to the bottom of the screen, more to the right, it says "The Great Maxwell is not responsible for injuries, physical or psychic caused by the portal (something in those words). So, did Maxwell create that portal BEFORE he was sucked by Them into the Don't Starve world? Are the events of DST happening BEFORE DS? Can the portal really damage you? If so, I want a refund, Maxwell! I need more puzzles revealing the game's backstory, like, right now.
  8. This isn't so much lore as it is a theory, a game theory of mine, but I think it still fits here. Feedback is appreciated. Whether it's a simple, "This is good." or, "I disagree with this because (list of legitimate reasons)." But please no, "dis is stupud an ur stupud" ok? No one likes that. From what I can tell of the William Carter puzzles, William accumulated debt and was being threatened by who ever he owed the debt too, perhaps loan sharks. He took a train to California to visit his brother and/or escape the lone sharks. However, before he got there, the train crashed and William went missing. Now let's look at the train wreck a bit closer, shall we? The cause of the wreck was a circus cart that had gotten stuck on the track. It crashed in the middle of the dessert, miles away from any civilization. In the chaos, potentially dangerous monkeys escaped. Because of all this, the only person to go missing (aka, William) was presumed dead. So a train crashes in the middle of the desert and the only person to go missing is the one who's being hunted by loan sharks? Seems a bit too convenient, doesn't it? Now one could look at the Strongman title in the circus poster and think, "It was Wolfgang. He did it, and Maxwell found out so he trapped him in the Don't Starve world." Perhaps, but don't you think if Maxwell found the guy who tried to kill him he would punish him a bit more harshly than the random strangers he's pulled in?Now, who can we think of that was punished harshly? Wes. And in the circus poster, who does the man who's balancing on the elephant look like? Wes. My theory is, the loan sharks caught wind of William trying to ride to California. So they contacted Wes, who ether worked for them or owned a debt, and told him to take care of it. Now Wes at this time was a bit more fit than he is now. You kind of have to be in order to balance on an elephant like that. Thus, he was able to find a way to sabotage the train and make sure William ended up in the desert somewhere. Maxwell found out somehow that Wes was behind it and punished him by trapping him in an invisible box. The box wasn't big enough for him to do anything, but it still kept him alive. Thus, Wes' mental and physical deteriorated to the point where it is now. *bows*
  9. In her letter to Maxwell, Charlie mentions that she's visiting her sister. Who do ya think her sister could be? I have a theory that Charlie could be one of the twins mentioned in Jacks letter. It's just a thought, but Charlie could end up being Williams niece, which would make her Maxwells niece as well.