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The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:37:34 PM »
So, what's everyone's favorite theory on why Dr. Watts uses painkillers? I personally think that Dr. Watts is dying, and is using the painkillers to lessen the pain.
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:35:15 PM »
There are other reasons to take painkillers too. Remember what doctors prescribe them for. Neil might have lied to Eva so that she wouldn't worry.
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 10:19:23 PM »
Yeah, they are kinda sensitive about the red flash thing.

Also he's taking them obviously cause he walked into a wall and got hurt.
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 02:14:39 AM »
They're actually modified painkillers to stop him from turning into gigantic cupcake and nom the world!
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 05:37:29 PM »
I'm really curious how this will play out.

Especially since it seemed like a) he must have been recently injured because Eva didn't know about it, but b) he couldn't have been recently injured because he seemed able-bodied enough, does this mean c) he was injured a long time ago and is addicted to the meds? But if so, why did he clearly state he'd rather be dead. OR d) he had a flash of pain at the end and really was recently injured and we just didn't see any of the impacts until the end, OR e) he had a flash craving/need to take the pills due to addiction.

Certainly wasn't clear, and I like the fact the designer can go any way with it - addiction or injury - both could be equally devastating or problematic in future instalments.


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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
He smashed his face on the steering wheel when he crashed.

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 02:47:40 PM »
When did he say he'd rather be dead?

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 11:38:13 AM »
 To be  honest I really don't know what the painkillers significance is at this time, other than knowing Neil is addicted to them though why he became addicted is also not currently know. I also cannot say without doubt that the red flash is linked to them in someway since the only link is that the painkillers and the flash were in the same scene I believe, but other than that there is no way of telling if they were linked. And even if they were we still wouldn't know what it would all mean.

So yeah, it's a pretty open topic. Anything could happen.

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 08:44:32 PM »
Here's something I don't think anyone has brought up yet, how do we know these are Painkillers, instead of say them being something else but they're being kept in a Painkiller bottle?
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 09:46:25 PM »
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When did he say he'd rather be dead?

When Eva confronts him about the painkillers... sort of.

"Neil... you aren't addicted, are you?"

"Are you kidding me? I'd overdose before I'd sink to that level of contrived mess."


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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 03:52:44 AM »
Has anyone brought up the idea that the red flash at the end could signify doctors looking through his memories?
When Neil and Eva were in Johnny's memories a red flash would signify Johnny's pain, so the same could be said for Neil.

Perhaps Eva's looking through Neil's memories to find out how his pill addiction started?

I only had the idea because I didn't find out about the painkillers until my third play through.  :platquack:

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 10:20:10 AM »
Here's something I don't think anyone has brought up yet, how do we know these are Painkillers, instead of say them being something else but they're being kept in a Painkiller bottle?
I was thinking that too... maybe its illegal drugs in a legal looking container  O_O
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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 05:17:22 PM »
Most addicted people claim that they are not.


Like GLaDOS with her testing euphoria.

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 06:35:50 PM »
Most addicted people claim that they are not.


Like GLaDOS with her testing euphoria.

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Re: The Painkillers (Spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »
Most addicted people claim that they are not.


Like GLaDOS with her testing euphoria.

Or Chell and her overeating?
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