Life is Strange may be over, but the theories keep on coming.
Nathan Joshua Prescott: a boy with daddy issues, mental issues, and anger issues.
Rachel Dawn Amber: a girl that I legit know little about.
What do these two characters have in common? Well, Nathan killed Rachel. Atleast, that’s what Jefferson says. I’m not buying it, bro.
During my research, I found two interesting things:
Rachel and Mark had a thing
Nathan had a thing for Rachel
The Mark one was kind of a given, but Nathan? Not so much.
Nathan liked Rachel. They were probably friends. She was–is–very popular amongst Blackwell. She might’ve even been friends with Victoria (although, Vic does vandalize her posters). The fact is: Why would Nathan kill someone he cared about?
Easy: He didn’t.
Let’s rewind to the night she died.
Look at Nathan. Does he honestly seem capable of killing someone? He looks paralyzed. Like he’s too out of it to move.
Jefferson clearly drugged him.
After that, everything is blank. Nathan most likely remembers nothing from that night. He woke up to Jefferson telling him he killed Rachel. He used her death to manipulative Nathan. Nathan can’t tell anyone about Jefferson’s activities or he would also go to jail for the death of Rachel. Rachel was a pawn.
Now, this doesn’t mean Nathan didn’t try to warn anyone.
After that night, he stopped taking medication because why would he want to feel good after what he did? He didn’t deserve it. This was blamed for his drawing:
He tried to tell people, but they just passed it off as him being “crazy”.
He even tried to warn Max:
Yes, his way of expressing it came off wrong, but again, he wasn’t taking his medication. He also couldn’t go: “Hey, Max. I killed Rachel. Okay, bye!” Or “Ay, Jefferson is a psycho who lies to drug girls and take picturesof them!”
To put it simply:
Mark used Nathan’s feelings for Rachel to manipulate him into not telling anyone about the dark room or what he does. Mark did this by killing Rachel and blaming it on Nathan.