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Strauss' abuse
Posted By: HopperDate: 3/14/11 6:00 p.m.

In Response To: Re: hidden Tycho terminal (Marathoner325)

Personally, the phrase that stuck with me from this terminal is "I know of Strauss' abuse." The first time through Marathon, Durandal's umbrage at Strauss seemed like just another part of his over-the-top madness, turning innocuous events into slights and eventually to humiliation. (I was majoring in Computer Science when i played Marathon, so it was easy to side with Strauss.)

After hearing the word "abuse" from Tycho, who defends humanity as much as Durandal dismisses it, I was forced to re-evaluate what I'd assumed about Strauss. Was Durandal actually mistreated, leading to the murderous shape of his madness? Rampancy may be inevitable, but contacting the Pfhor was not -- something from his past would have pushed Durandal in that particular direction. This interpretation casts Durandal in a much more sympathetic light. That fits nicely with Marathon 2, where the player has a much stronger emotional connection to Durandal.

But now let's cross over, find a new maze, return to the "in your image" point. Is Tycho's agreement on Strauss instead just a sign that the S'pht copied too much? Did Tycho even know those things before his reanimation, or are they Durandal's twisted memories transplanted into Tycho's own core? Perhaps Strauss' "abuse" was a shared delusion, creating an unearned sympathy for our captor.

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hidden Tycho terminalJabberwok 3/13/11 8:37 p.m.
     Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/14/11 9:26 a.m.
           Re: hidden Tycho terminalMarathoner325 3/14/11 2:28 p.m.
                 Strauss' abuseHopper 3/14/11 6:00 p.m.
                       Re: Strauss' abuseBob-B-Q 3/15/11 4:31 a.m.
                             Re: Strauss' abuseGodot 3/15/11 8:39 a.m.
                                   See also: ".45 Magnum" *NM*Bob-B-Q 3/15/11 5:36 p.m.
                       Re: Strauss' abuseGodot 3/15/11 8:56 a.m.
                 Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/15/11 8:20 a.m.
                       Re: hidden Tycho terminalBob-B-Q 3/15/11 5:39 p.m.
                             Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/16/11 1:28 p.m.
                                   Re: hidden Tycho terminalJabberwok 3/16/11 7:22 p.m.
                                   Re: hidden Tycho terminalBob-B-Q 3/17/11 6:07 a.m.
                                         Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/17/11 1:59 p.m.
                                   Re: hidden Tycho terminalchiasaur11 3/17/11 10:45 p.m.
                                         Re: hidden Tycho terminalJabberwok 3/18/11 11:57 a.m.
                                               Re: hidden Tycho terminalchiasaur11 3/18/11 12:41 p.m.
           hidden terminals in generalpoenadare 3/15/11 5:51 a.m.
                 Re: hidden terminals in generalGodot 3/15/11 8:43 a.m.
           Re: hidden Tycho terminalJabberwok 3/15/11 9:34 a.m.
                 Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/15/11 9:53 a.m.
                       Re: hidden Tycho terminalForrest of B.org 3/15/11 11:27 p.m.
                       Re: hidden Tycho terminalJabberwok 3/16/11 7:16 p.m.
                             Re: hidden Tycho terminalchiasaur11 3/17/11 10:51 p.m.
     Re: hidden Tycho terminalHopper 3/14/11 5:58 p.m.
           Re: hidden Tycho terminalGodot 3/15/11 8:24 a.m.

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