Game Theory: Don't BREATHE! (Poppy Playtime Chapter 3)
There is nothing more satisfying to my soul than being the reason a theorist smile is the one who inspires creativity and critical thinking, so it is with great joy that I announce a new
theory based on
chapter 3 of the
poppy season teaser- Trailer, because while this trailer may seem vague and non-specific, it reveals even more of the horrific experiments that took place during the season. Can this
theory spook and unsettle any theorist who clicks Hello Internet Welcome, the show that encourages you to wake up? Get up and smell poppies, and I mean that quite literally, friends, because today we're diving back in nose first As a little surprise, last week we got a teaser trailer for
Chapter 3, which according to the video will be sometime next year will appear, and let me tell you, friends, if you haven't seen this teaser, But It's Getting Dark begins with a slow pan across the toys we've already defeated. huggy woogie lying on the floor mom leggy has the dinosaur's head flexing for some reason as we listen to elliot ludwig, founder of
playtime co makes an announcement about play care the adoption initiative that
playtime co is launching he explains saying
playtime owes it all to these kids and then the trailer ends as the camera pans up to reveal a creepy looking gas mask as the audience's applause joins in.
The horrible screams of kids, yes, this is a video
game played by kids will be, sure, they've put a lot of effort into playing the teaser for
chapter 2 screaming kids, that's just different and it's coming from a guy who talks about dead kids a lot more regularly than a person probably should, but behind those scr eams is the thing we're really looking for a few episodes now we've guessed the
playtime used kids to to make these living, breathing, bleeding toys, and now the company's founder has said outright that we owe everything to these kids. I think he means that literally, but there's a lot more to this than just hinting at previous theories.
I suspect there's enough content in this one minute to get a glimpse of what
Chapter 3 will reveal to us in the next Big Bad Toy, we're about to face what might be the most disturbing lore drop that's happened so far, so let's get to it slide into the depths of Elliot Ludwig's monster factory. The best place to start is probably by covering the severed dinosaur head in space in my live reaction to the teaser on GT Live, where you'll notice I'm wearing some outstanding new
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Let me tell you they're the perfect size for any killer toy you might want to stuff inside, or maybe just a pack of our new clickbait green playing cards I promise they won't come to life and chase you through the ventilation system anyways where was sorry again merch push totally confused me oh yeah in my reaction seeing the brown dinosaur here immediately set off some
theory alarms is the dinosaur what kind of muscles is that brown muscles bron the dinosaur his appearance here seems very intentional too Being the trailer starts with a pan from the remains of our first two bosses and then we land on it implying that it will then be our
chapter three feels especially right considering the rest of the less important characters from previous ones
Chapters like Pugapillar and Bunzo appear behind the gas mask at the end of the trailer , if we are to believe this motive that they are.
If you're setting yourself up right here, it seems to indicate that
Chapter One, Boss, Huggy,
Chapter Two, Daddy,
Chapter Three, then Brown is the Boss, or something like
Chapter 3's big bad. It's also worth noting that the gas mask at the end of the teaser is red and yellow, just like brown the dinosaur's color palette. No other toys we've come across match that color so it seems like an odd coincidence, like again it's deliberately trying to hint at the meaning of bronze in the next
chapter and then you have the cardboard cutouts in
chapter 2 You'll find these cardboard cutouts of the various characters from the
game time code scattered around the map.
If you press the buttons multiple times they say different phrases, some of them harmless, some of them annoying, you need to get out of here, just kidding, and if you keep pressing, most of them end up as a glittery mess, now have to I'll be honest when I first saw these things I really want ed to make a
theory just on these cardboard cutouts, expecting there's some kind of hidden lore in the flawed audio like it's the perfect one Place to hide lore, perfect place to hide some lore, mob
games The audio spectrograms basically everything I could think of.
You know what I have, nothing. Maybe something happens in
chapter three for anyone who knows mob
games, but that doesn't necessarily mean they were completely useless, because Brawn actually gives us some interesting information by pressing its cutout button once we get a setting for a joke, call out a dino with one eye and then press it again, we get the punchline, uh, guess he saw us clap slowly, brown clap slowly, that's the kind of humor I've been watching on YouTube for the past decade kept life but keep pressing the button and you get what you call the scariest dinosaur.
Brown tells us straight out that he's a scary dinosaur but even the ones trying to kill us in this
chapter aren't nearly as overt, some of them have ominous lines but none of them outright warns us about how scary they are In short, all signs point to Braun being the toy we're about to face next, which is why I don't believe it. I suspect this could be a major misdirection on the part of mob
games. I think it's
theory bait, meant to get little theoretician fishlings like me hooked and then I'm lured in and served on a platter.
You see, this isn't the first time we've shoved Braun into the spotlight, only to be relegated to being a mere background character when the
chapter eventually comes out in full In the first trailer for
Playtime, there's this wonderful shot of a giant toy muscle whose head suddenly spinning on his own revealing his cold dead eyes and then the
chapter came out and he was a poster cool cool cool he reappears in
chapter two but again he's nothing more than a prop in a Puzzle sequence and also from a business point of view it just doesn't make sense for Brawn to star in
chapter three Mob
games have had so much success creating new big scary villains like Huggy and Mama,
chapter three is just getting back to a character , which existed from the start, they lose a lot of the hype of a big teaser reveal, and they not only lose the hype but also a gu te merchandising opportunity that people have loved Braun Catbey and all the other toys since
chapter one new
chapters means opportunity for new characters which means more new merchandise and the last thing about it is that the power of mob
games is really flexible Characters seems to be things that feel softer or more rubbery It's hilarious, but it also just shows the strength of the team's animation of softer stuffed characters, it's a huge and welcome departure from the monster designs of a certain other indie franchise Chise , which has dominated the scene for the past eight years, Ron is tough, he's heavy, he's a robot again, breaking away from the monster aesthetic that's worked so well for
playtime up to this point, so name it a hunch from the last decade, but I don't think Brawn will be our big bad.
I think they'll reveal more about our big bad in October or November as they get closer to release next year, but hey, that's just a
theory, a mini-
theory that exists within that one bigger
theory because I'm with I'm far from done with this teaser, but if I'm going to continue revealing the big lore drop I'm expecting to happen in
chapter three, there's one thing I need you to do now, and that's click this Subscribe Button You know I know a lot about YouTube, here's a little known fact about how it works. Your clicks on the subscribe button actually result in a surprise in YouTube headquarters and give the algorithm the power it needs to play the various videos so you have to wind that crank up but you can't click the subscribe button click before I count to zero. 59 58 Okay obviously it was a joke video shall we while figuring out the next monster we face off in
chapter three would certainly be cool considering they all seem to die by the end of the
chapter, the more intriguing part is the underlying lore of
Playtime Co and the experiments they conducted, we received many clues in the second
chapter that the company tried to revive dead rats with gel made from poppies and that they are now after quote, unquote larger subjects, aka Kids, Search We've also seen paperwork where staff sift through children's physical abilities to best match them with the most appropriate toy.
Enter the setting for this latest
chapter playcare as the teaser says i announce playcam our own orp on site hanage with an on site orphanage would give them many bigger themes to delve into
poppy children forgotten by a system , kids who are untraceable, but then what were they doing here that caused him to become the horrible monsters we have now? to be expected from the franchise well i guess the answer to that question lies in this teaser but not in the teaser but in the thumbnail you see, the thumbnail obviously shows the gas mask front and center as you would expect , but there is a detail here that isn't there in the actual video that surrounds everything, you can't see that red mist, it looks cool and definitely goes well with the gas mask theme, but as someone who spends way too much time with thumbnail design -Spends meetings I can tell you that this detail is more than just a It looks cool when this detail is intentional.
It reveals a lot more than anything else in the teaser itself. It reveals the use of
poppy gas. I mean, poppies are red flowers after all, so it just seems to make sense, I think the
poppy gas I think that's probably where they're going with this right to turn poppies into a gas, which then turns the kids, immediately after filming this on gt live i jumped on the computer and started dabbling with the idea of
poppy gas and you know what i found nothing zilch nada turns out nobody's interested, turning an odorless flower into a gas, but then I remembered this moment from the first seconds of the
game, her hair is strong and doesn't come out when you brush it and smells like a
poppy, her hair smells like a
poppy, but puppies aren't supposed to smell right, well they don't, unless you're talking about a certain kind of
poppy Out There in our very first
theory, side note I'm looking at en habe, and it turns out that poppies don't really smell like that, unless of course you're talking about opium poppies.
In this case you open a whole lot o If you get confused there you will see that regular poppies have no odor and do not have much narcotic effects because they have low levels of alkaloids, basically just a naturally occurring compound in the plant Opium poppies even though they have higher alkaloid levels resulting in a stronger odor and more physiological effects on people what are you doing well look no further than the wizard of oz i cant run anymore i am so tired you cant rest now we are almost Since opium has been used throughout history as a pain reliever and sleep stimulant thanks to some of the chemicals it contains namely morphine and codeine drugs which you may be familiar with because they are still used today as pain relievers, now there are obviously more and more regulations than the use of opiates like these for medical purposes Actually my partner Steph worked on it in her previous life before YouTube,