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Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:55:18 AM »
Just completed this game, and while I enjoyed it I'm full of questions regarding the plot. Some of this I missed or forgot due to having paused a few times for longer periods while playing, and some I believe just wasn't explained in the game. So if someone could help out and give a few answer, that would be great!

Of course, the post will be full of SPOILERS.

1. How did Keith escape from the basement in the Ethon towers? He seemed to be weak and disoriented and in no shape to make a break for it after being apprehended by Erica and John.

2. How did Cordelia's parents die?

3. Skorobeus. Why was has his child adopted by the Smiths' and why was it hidden?

4. Why was Jeff Therrian the one inheriting everything in the will? I am guessing Skorobeus forged the will so his son would inherit everything, and hid the real will?

5. What did Max know about the set-up, how was he involved, and what was his motivation?

6. Why was the FBI after Max when they wanted to look at his papers?

7. Why did Keith suddenly go crazy? Seemed like it was the result of a sudden fight and finding out he was someone else's child? There wasn't too much of a build-up about him being unhappy or crazy, just slightly eccentric and disgruntled.

8. Did Cordelia know about and assist Keith in his murders?

9. How did Cordelia capture Keith?

10. So Cordelia started killing because she wanted to both get rid of some bad people (the serial killers and negligent or bad officials), while at the same time testing certain people and pushing their buttons so they could eventually discover everything and would kill Keith in revenge or die trying (because she was mentally unable to kill her own "brother")?

11. Why was Max's death and the details surrounding it covered it?

12. How did Cordelia get our of prison?

13. What was Max hiding from his siblings and why?

14. What was it Max needed Keith's signature on, and why was it such a big deal? Was it really to sign over his rights for the building design?

15. Why and when did Keith change his name from Jeff Therrrien? Or did he have that name all along, legally? If so, why didn't he know?

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 05:17:06 PM »
Just completed this game, and while I enjoyed it I'm full of questions regarding the plot. Some of this I missed or forgot due to having paused a few times for longer periods while playing, and some I believe just wasn't explained in the game. So if someone could help out and give a few answer, that would be great!

I just finished the game as well, there are probably people more suitable than me in these forums to answer these questions but here's what I think I know:

1. When they first arrested Keith they thought he was a victim and not the Cain Killer. McCoy probably escorted him outside to wait for help, and then returned to Erica.

4. The game mentions that in the initial will, the belonging were divided by three and left to all siblings, but then Skorobeus forged the new will.

6. They are investigating Max for financial fraud of some short. McAddams mentions to Cordelia that Max  inherrited a large sum from someone named Jeff Therrien who doesn't appear to be a real person.

7. Keith said he was always a psycho but he was able to suppress it. However the night he learned Max and Cordelia were not his real siblings, he felt isolated and angry. He was also always jealous of Cordelia's and Max's relationship which is why he began targeting brothers and sisters.

8. Cordelia was in jail when Keith commited the murders. She was able to see the future so she most likely knew about them. Once out of jail she predicted Scott's murder and told McCoy. She also tried to stop it but arrived too late.

9. Cordelia captured Keith after the Reed murder in their parents' lakehouse. You actually play this segment in the beginning of chapter 4.

10. She wanted to kill the agents who didn't stop her brothers murder but couldn't kill Keith and tried to push Erica to do it.

11. McCoy mentions at some point new evidence appeared that proved Cordelia was innocent. From what I understand they covered it up to hide their failure to properly sovle the case.

12. ^^


I am not quite sure about the whole financial plot between Max Scorobeus and Keith. Someone else will have to answer that.

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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 11:34:10 AM »
1. When they first arrested Keith they thought he was a victim and not the Cain Killer. McCoy probably escorted him outside to wait for help, and then returned to Erica.
Explanation by Katie Hallahan: ""Cain was faking it--he'd been in the room the whole time, knew who he was dealing with, and played up his injuries."" See this thread.
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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 11:40:58 AM »
3. Skorobeus. Why was has his child adopted by the Smiths' and why was it hidden?

4. Why was Jeff Therrian the one inheriting everything in the will? I am guessing Skorobeus forged the will so his son would inherit everything, and hid the real will?
At the end of Episode 3, after John takes Keith to the hospital, there are 2 wills on the table. One will shows that the Smith parents left the money to the 3 children. The other one signed by Skorobeus shows that all was left to Keith.

Then Erica does a postcognition on the 2 wills and learns that Skorobeus forged the will he signed; Erica also sees a birth certificate (see the attached image) that shows that Jeff Therrien is Skorobeus and Jane Smith's son. Jane Smith is the mother of Max, Cordelia and Keith.

Then Erica takes the note from the Oracle (Cordelia). The note says that "Jeff Therrien is the Cain Killer. Who is the Cain Killer?". See te attached image.

A little bit after that, Erica learns (by means of "Le Pendu" toy) that the Cain Killer is Keith. See the attached image.

So, Keith is Jeff Therrien and the b****** son of the Smith family. There was no need to adopt Keith (Jeff Therrien), because Mr. Smith (senior) thought Keith was his son.
Anyway, I don't understand why Cordelia and Keith don't kill Skorobeus, the source of all their problems.   ???

The images are also in this folder.
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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 11:49:34 AM »
10. She wanted to kill the agents who didn't stop her brothers murder but couldn't kill Keith and tried to push Erica to do it.
There's another funny and weird explanation in this thread: The Pink Poodle pushed Erica to kill!  :suffer:
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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 09:55:22 AM »
2. How did Cordelia's parents die?
It was a crash, an accident. See this video (11:23).
Anyway, was the accident fortuitous? Had it been forced by Skorobeus? I don't know.
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Re: Various story questions - SPOILERS!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 09:57:45 AM »
5. What did Max know about the set-up, how was he involved, and what was his motivation?

13. What was Max hiding from his siblings and why?

14. What was it Max needed Keith's signature on, and why was it such a big deal? Was it really to sign over his rights for the building design?
Max was completely manipulated by Skorobeus. See this video (20:45).
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