The imagery of Captain Spirit explained with a theory or two.

There is a lot of imagry and metaphors in Captain Spirit. Which are clues and which are red herrings I do not know. But I’m going to try my best to understand them. From horses to death, let’s dive in.

So I was wondering why I felt so strongly that Chris was dead at the end of captain spirit. I couldn’t think of why. And so I kept pondering until I got a kind anonymous message on tumblr who helped me go into the right direction.

There is death everywhere. Now to be fair this could also be a sign of him dealing with the death of his mother, so you don’t have to go along with what I’m thinking. But seeing all the death can still be fun. Don’t worry I’ll talk about other imagery than death.

Chris has a scythe in his toybox of weapons, which is often used as a symbol of death.

As I said in a previous video I think the name “captain spirit” is foreshadowing to Chris becoming a spirit. His powers in the main Life is Strange 2 series will be that of a spirit. Much like the bound spirit in the book “the bone doll’s twin” Seriously you all need to read this book it’s one of my favorite books.

The main theme for Captain Spirit is called “death with dignity”. I mean… come on. But again it could be about chris dealing with the loss of his mother.

When chris is playing in the car and reenacting the death of his mother in a fantastical way, he pretends he is dead at the end. (mantroid, his fantasy enemy, is a mix of the street names where his mother died).

There are also mentions of horses in two instances that i know of.

The theme song of Captain Spritit, Death with Dignity has the line “Oh be near me, tired old mare, with the wind in your hair”. Mare being a female horse. The song also speaks about wanting to be near their mother but can’t be.

And this clever reddit user scanned a QR code in the game that said “A ragged colt may make a good horse” which is short for “A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man”

So official Life is Strange 2 animal is the horse. You heard me life is strange fan artists. Time to draw the horses.

Horses

Hot dawg

And lastly we have the iconic hot dog man. Some people have pointed out that the comic could be a foreshadowing of the overall plot of Life is Strange 2. That may seem silly but I want to believe.

The comic shows hot dawg man walking alone in the rain. And some people believe that the backpack shown in the teaser trailer leans to the idea of the main character wandering and traveling a lot. Then mustard shows up and let’s him in his car. They then drive for a bit with a rainbow in their wake.

Life is Strange 2 Confirmed Gay.

Then they meet a bigger foe. A foe that is also mustard. Which i mean. Ok. I think what this means is that chris and someone else will meet up in a desperate time and make friends. One of them will face a big fear or threat and they will need to face it together.

What I find interesting about this is that in the mini game on the phone, hot dawg man and mustard work together. Mustard has the power of flight and hawt dawg man has the power to run. I think whatever happens there will be two people working together. One with powers, and the other with a more grounded set of abilities.

My crazy off the wall theory is that chris will be dead and have the powers of a spirit, while the neighbor kid will be tied to chris in some way. They will navigate through life’s challenges using chris’ powers and the neighbor kids corporeal form. Working together. Just like mustard and hot dawg man.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. I think comics book is rainbow but record cover in father room i am sure is LGBT flags and i don's think chris dead but dead is about chris mother

  2. Not a bad theory! The idea of Chris becoming a spirit to therefore take the role as a “guardian angel” for Neighbour kid sounds pretty appealing! But the thing that caught my eye about the ending was the fact that the older brother felt kinda… awkward, when he came into camera viewing. Almost like he felt… out of place? Like he wasn’t supposed to be there… or maybe he WASN’T there at all.
    My theory is that the older brother actually ISN’T the older brother, and, as matter of fact, IS the younger neighbour kid himself, just all grown up and reminiscing on the first time he met his best friend and/or soulmate (Still crossing my fingers for canon gay) . Notice how spread apart the younger and older “brothers” are from each other? And how about the fact that Chris doesn’t even bother waving back a second time for the older “brother”, and keeps his eyes fixated on the younger “brother”… Almost as if he’s the ONLY person he sees…
    I know it’s kind of an out-of-the-box theory, but I’m just trying to make sense of how bizarre the addition of the older “brother” is… he seems like an unnecessary third wheel…
    Anyways, I’m just hyped for season 2, and even MORE hyped to see you guys play it!! Hope to see more theories in the near future <3 <3 <3

  3. I don't know what to think about Chris being dead, but i found interesting how the neighbor is all ok with Chris flying XD, and i guess that maybe the other kid is the one with powers.

  4. Well, if Chris is Mustard, and the villain is Big Evil Mustard, couldn't that mean his father is the villain? Or maybe it's just symbolic, with the plot being Chris dealing with the abuse he faced at the hands of his father?? Or, like, that the villain is similar to Chris in some way??? But all of this is just if Chris is the protag for LiS 2, which he might not be.

  5. "I forgive you, mother, I can hear you
    And I long to be near you
    But every road leads to an end
    Yes every road leads to an end"

    strikes too much of a resemblance to Chris' mother's passing.

  6. I really want a male gay romance in Life is Strange 2.
    Like, all the games always choose lesbian romance (no offense) and I think it's time for two guys to gay through a game

  7. I think Life is Strange 2 will have Chris eventually have the option killing someone
    – we have this kid have the option of directly and indirectly killing two of his toys in his room ( both a little morbid)
    – There's a grim reaper scythe in his toy chest, which is kind of out of place for a kid whose interests seem to primarily be on superheros
    – Mark effing murderer Jefferson's book is actually in their house
    – His mom's killer was never found, that fact specifically being told to the audience
    – In his fight with mandroid, we see him ending the scene with him promising to make his villain pay for what they did, effectively traumatizing Chris and his dad and possibly having a direct impact on Chris's dad's emotional state because he doesn't have closure for his wife (not excusing his actions, just saying that there's evidence to him trying to get justice for his wife without the police's help

  8. A very solid theory. I thought the neighbour's kids were ketchup and mustard, but I didn't draw the conclusion that Chris actually died from the fall. I thought perhaps he had a power like Max. Then again I thought Captain Spirit was going to end with Chris and his dad dying in a car accident when his drunken dad crashed going to get a Christmas tree (so much so I was avoiding putting the car keys in the bowl). Given the mother died due to a hit and run I thought this would bring the story full circle.

  9. the one thing i read and really like is that chris's neighbor kid has the powers cause why else would he be looking at him and not think he's weird that he started floating? unless they are all dead! jk

  10. I teared up at the end of Captain Spirit because I also thought he might be dead. The neighbor kid made me question that, though. I kind of hope he isn’t dead—I can definitely imagine the comic being a hint at the upcoming plot, though! That’s a fun idea, for sure.

  11. Let's not neglect the raccoon as the official LIS 2 animal. It's a raccoon he hears in the garage, you can encounter it outside later if you wind up in the right place at the right time, and Captain Spirit's mask is reminiscent of a raccoon's.

  12. I hope everything is just that Chris is dealing with his mother death and nothing else because if he's dead, I'll be really sad ;(

  13. if lis 2 is gay and ur theory is right… will the main romance be between a living guy and a dead dude? that's… hmm

  14. Great theory but I really hope he isn't dead. Just personally, I really don't like afterlife/spirity things.

  15. Whats the problem with this game? They portray every single straight relationship is bad or a spouse dies and promote gay relationships as great, its not great for gay people, they don't show the struggle of these people.

  16. Unlikely for him to be dead, I mean falling a few feet into a ground of snow?? It will just hurts a little

  17. then comcit kinda similar to the final scene hawtdog man crying alone looking like he ran away, finding support at the end in a smal and large mustard like the neighbors for example

  18. Life, death, and hawt dogs……yeah Hawt Dog Man is 100% the main villain of the entire LIS series. Fight me.

  19. On one appearance of HDM, Chris said "There's MY Hawtdag man" which could imply he takes on the role of Mustard ie (this new kid is his hotdog man).

    Chris, as Captain Spirit, had often placed himself as the leader of his team too. A "guiding" force essentially.

    Also Mustard can fly. Chris can float. I think this is largely a reference to the different planes of existence, and Mustard moving hotdogman out of harms way via flying way (or the typically way a Guardian Angel would do).

    Chris also has a huge imagination, so that seems to suggest he already lives "between" Worlds.

  20. After the backlash of always having LGBTQ+ characters die in mainstream media – I don't think they wanna have it happen again. In fact I think they'd want to correct that somehow….and hopefully by giving us diverse LGBTQ+ main characters that will not die this time!!

    Maybe I'm being too optimistic and seeing things through rainbow colored glasses, but I just wanna have faith in the developers~ I'd be really disappointed if we have to sit through another game that finally have diverse representation, and for them to just squander it by killing them off again!!! That will be a real de-evolution of a game I've ever witnessed. Fingers crossed that's not the case, and we immediately start LiS2 with Chris and the boy next door all grown-up as College Students in a relationship without questioning it or making it a big deal, cos that's just how it is! >_< #LiS2ConfirmedGay

    I know I'm being delusional and asking for way too much…..so…..I'd be happy if they just ended up being really close friends, cos we can never have good things in real life. T^T However if they do the "will they won't they?" queer baiting debacle like they did last season with Max and Chloe AGAIN – I'm Out!!! Byeeeeee~~

  21. Omigawd…. Hotdog Man and Mustard is Chris and the neighbor kid
    And they will fight bigger Mustard
    I ship it already

  22. Maybe Chris is" hot dog man" and someone else is "mustard." (That's why they saved him from falling from the treehouse.) So Chris will become a super hero but his power is whoever "mustard" is.

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