Another depressing-ish theory!
So I’m sure you all remember this part of CH.3, where the Colonel said he was sucked into the board game Jumanji? We all thought it was just a funny reference Mark threw in to make us laugh? Something to make the situation less tense?
But then we get this?
Safari Hunt Gone Wrong. And there’s Colonel, right on the front cover.
I think Colonel was a sane man at some point, but something happened on this trip. What happened, I don’t know, but I think it was enough to drive him a little crazy. It made him more dangerous and unpredictable, but he’s still the lovable Colonel.
But then everything goes crazy, and Damien and Selene are nowhere to be found, and everyone around him is telling him to leave. And he’s not going to leave, he NEEDS to find his friends, and it doesn’t matter who stands in his way. That includes the Detective. And us.
And it’s so sad because Damien and Selene are aware of his lack of sanity. They knew him before he went mad, and they go out of their way to defend him; he was a good person, he’s just too…dangerous. They still love him, no matter how horrible his actions become.
And when we come back as Dark, the
Colonel Wilford is elated! He didn’t kill anyone, they’re just playing a prank on him! He’s calling out for Selene and Damien, his best friends to come out already! The jokes over, they got him good, what a prank they pulled! But it isn’t a prank, and we can see the shift from the Colonel to Wilford. The final snap. The last of his sanity and understanding of death gone.
But Dark isn’t mad. No, not at all. Because Dark is still a combination of Selene and Damien, and those two still love the Colonel. Even after the Colonel starts going by the name Wilford Warfstache, he’s still their best friend. And he always will be.
“I respect you Wil, I always have.”