We're all missing the point: Riley is the Jesus-figure of the story. His apparent "death" at the hands of the Ice Nation and his "resurrection" after being rescued clearly points to this, with Farm Station being the burial cave he emerges from. Clearly, Riley is the true savior of this tale, and will be the one to lead them all to salvation.
Omg you’re SO RIGHT. Like the religious implications and stuff. @ship-picky you’re my JC friend, what say you???