Akril Posted May 27, 2012 Report Share Posted May 27, 2012 One of the crimes Roger is convicted of by the enigmatic Admiral Toolman in the SQ6 intro is "Perpetrating a sequel without authorization". Maybe I'm just a little slow, but I never really "got" that line. I'm pretty certain the sequel in question is SQ5, but that line still doesn't make sense to me. It sort of has a "Hey, we haven't blatantly broken the fourth wall in this series for a while -- why don't we do it right here, in the intro?" kind of vibe to it. On the overanalytical side, I feel like I might be overlooking some sort of deeper context the game's writers were hinting at (i.e., the way SQ5 is more or less swept under the rug in SQ6: barely any mention of SQ5's characters [save Beatrice], the absence of any souvenirs from SQ5 in Roger's quarters, and especially the outrageously inaccurate retelling of the SQ5 finale). However, if I were to look at this line as well as Admiral Toolman's later actions from an "in-game" perspective,it makes me wonder if he was one of Vohaul's Sequel Policemen that became stranded in the past but still attempted to carry out his master's orders while masquerading as a StarCon official -- why else would he level such an accusation at Roger, strip him of both his rank and credibility, then turn out to have a connection with a woman that attempted to have Roger (well, his brain, anyway) eliminated? So...those are my thoughts. Yours? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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