Little Nightmares 2, simply as its predecessor, has a significant background plot. Primarily based on solely the story, it is totally different from the primary, however the world it is set in appears to be the identical, and the protagonist’s companion is the primary recreation’s most important character.
If gamers simply scrape the floor of the sport, they will discover lots of easter eggs and unanswered questions, and each entries within the sequence are left open for interpretation by the creators. The truth is, nobody story has ever been confirmed because the “authentic” plot. Due to this, followers have created some wild theories in regards to the message and purpose of the sport.
8 Is Little Nightmares 2 A Prequel?
One main query the creators did not tackle is: is Little Nightmares 2 a prequel? The one trace Tarsier Studios supplied got here from the senior narrative designer of the sport: “What you study in Little Nightmares 2 will not directly clarify to you…what sort of a world can create one thing so horrible.” (Referring to The Maw). This will both imply that gamers can join the dots by recognizing a prequel, or it may possibly imply that it comprises flashbacks and easter eggs from the primary recreation, however gamers cannot make certain.
Concerning the characters within the second recreation, Six is method much less self-confident and unbiased within the second recreation, and what’s extra essential: she’s not sporting her coat. She solely finds the yellow coat later in Little Nightmares 2, hinting, that chronologically it takes place earlier than The Maw. Additionally, the raging starvation in Six seems solely within the secret ending of the second recreation, due to this fact followers imagine that that is the place her continual starvation units in.
One other element within the second recreation is the bins and adverts within the second recreation, implying that the boat isn’t but on the water. If that is not sufficient, extra observant gamers might need seen that one of many first scenes within the authentic – one which caught the eye of everybody – may be instantly related with the top of the second recreation. The hanging man within the first recreation, the chair underneath him, and the door he is hanging in entrance of is nearly a picture-perfect view of the final scene of Mono sitting in a chair because the Skinny Man within the second recreation.
7 Or Is It A Sequel?
Folks may argue that the second recreation is a sequel. Although this idea has fewer followers primarily based on the proof and the truth that the creators are rather more playful with the narrative, it nonetheless has a couple of factors that make followers suppose for a second. Six may’ve simply misplaced her coat and located it once more within the second recreation, and she might be traumatized by all she needed to reside by within the first recreation. Concerning her powers that she gained within the first recreation and lacks within the second, some followers suppose that as a result of she is genuinely good inside, she might be suppressing it as a method of hiding her darkish aspect.
Though that is much more unlikely due to the logical construction of the 2 video games, it is attention-grabbing to suppose what this being a sequel may imply. Contemplating that Mono turned the Skinny Man and is caught in a loop as the professional, and antagonist of this horrifying world, primarily based on Six’s ending, she may return to The Maw and turn into The Woman, this being her personal paradox.
6 Skinny Man
The Skinny Man is Mono grown up, that is clearly proven within the recreation. However what’s his precise goal within the plot? In a single scene, gamers can see that the one residents of the tower are the Skinny Man and The Eye. A technique or one other, these two are working collectively, but it surely’s unclear why, or how they do.
One other essential query, is the Skinny Man good, or unhealthy? Mono has a darkish aspect embodied by the Skinny Man, and possibly his motivations are to maintain the loop going and assist The Eye. But when Mono’s good aspect is alive in him someplace, the Skinny Man’s purpose might be unsuccessfully stopping the ending, nonetheless preventing towards The Eye.
5 When And The place Are We?
The space and period the sport takes place in are unclear (if it is even primarily based on an precise time and place), but it surely has its personal theories. One among these is Japan throughout or after World Warfare II. The primary and second recreation with no query takes place in the identical universe. The Woman is a geisha, the rooms within the restaurant have a Japanese construction and elegance, and the pictures and newspaper items carefully resemble the WW2 time interval. Within the second recreation, the structure, classroom, outfits, and TVs all signify the ’40-60s eras.
The kids, footwear, torture, deaths, and presence of gluttony all resemble the merciless instances of WWII. The attention image may additionally signify WWII watchtowers in focus camps and the antisemitic crimes dedicated towards Jewish individuals.
4 The Ending (Concept 1)
One pretty apparent reply to the betrayal of Six is that she discovered that Mono is the Skinny Man, and he or she thought she may stop this from occurring by letting Mono die. Little did she know, this precise motion is what set the whole plot in movement.
It is a well-known idea with lots of followers, however larger followers are dismissing this as a result of it could be too straightforward for the story, and the creators of those video games do not write so clearly.
3 The Ending (Concept 2)
The opposite two hottest theories about this motion are primarily based on Six’s continual starvation. The primary of those theories is that Six realizes that one thing is unsuitable together with her, and never wanting to harm her buddy, she as a substitute lets him fall to his dying.
Unbeknownst to Six, this was a horrible mistake that led to all of the dominos falling as soon as once more. Possibly she realized that she can’t win, and did not wish to reside with herself if she harm Mono, particularly if she already lived the trauma of consuming the Nome and The Woman. If it is a prequel, this might be the beginning of the continual starvation, as she was hungry very often within the first recreation, and that wasn’t current within the second.
2 The Ending (Concept 3)
The second of the hunger-related theories is a bit more complicated, due to this fact, a fan favourite. The Eye has its personal theories, certainly one of which is that it controls every thing and craves horrible issues. Mono and Six are preventing towards this horrifying actuality, and The Eye is threatened by this, desirous to carry the worst out of each characters (it creates Skinny Man from Mono and the continual starvation of Six).
Possibly each of those characters knew of the motivations of The Eye, and in regards to the rising starvation in Six (that is speculated due to the lengthy, understanding pause earlier than Six lets go of Mono). They put the items collectively and Six made the choice to take care of the implications alone, not figuring out the reality behind the Skinny Man. After all, this idea has its weaknesses, but it surely’s sophisticated sufficient to intrigue even the most important followers.
1 The Eye
The Eye seems to be the number-one chief of the Little Nightmares universe. Its motivations are twofold: preserve everybody ignorant, unfold darkness, and cease every thing that stands in the best way. Theories additionally say that it created the Skinny Man and Six’s continual starvation as a solution to sabotage Mono and Six and make them part of its plan. There are additionally theories that the identical method that Mono is Skinny Man, Six is The Woman, however this has no proof.
The half it performs within the second recreation may appear passive, however gamers know that The Eye needs to be very clever. It desires to keep the Skinny Man and Six’s darkish aspect. To make sure that the loop stays a loop, it must separate the kids, maintaining a maintain on Six, so she betrays Mono, finally creating the grim Skinny Man.