Patton’s Room Theory
Ok but what if Patton’s room has multiple parts.
I’ve written this out earlier but I want to expand.
Ok so what we saw was basically the foyer of Patton’s part of the mind. All the nostalgia and memories he feels. All the happy stuff.
Besides one part. The steps. That had poetry from Thomas’s teenage years when he felt a lot of pain. The stuff there was a good bit darker than the other stuff in the others corners.
Notice how it’s the stairs that are dark. And stairs tend to lead to things. So what if the stairs lead to a darker park if Thomas’s morality.
See while the good things in life do form your view on life, the horrible things in life also shape your view. So what if there is a real dark part that harbors all of the bad memories that gave Thomas a sense of right and wrong. All the bad experiences and pain Thomas had felt emotionally.
Another interesting thing to note is that Patton said he has Thomas’s emotions not just happy emotions. So why would the embodiment of that just be all happy. It shouldn’t be.
So Patton was acting like that because he wanted to distract from the issue at hand. He didn’t want to deal with the issues, just ignore them. So he hid the Dark part of his room, and himself, from the others.
But now here’s how Logan plays into this. Logan knows this to an extent. Or at the very least that this is detrimental to Thomas’s growth. Now we all have are head canon’s on Logan and Patton’s relationship, but we know that they are usually connected in a sense. Even their names are based off of Logos and Pathos.
So if you like to believe their distant, you can chalk to up to Logan being annoyed at how all effort this is. Which I agree. This at the very least part of it.
But it can also dive into the relationship between the two, and maybe even how their relationship effects the other sides.
For one both Roman and Virgil were both acting OOC during the vid.
Maybe because this is the saddest Thomas has been in a while, so they are all feeling the effects. And Patton’s having a tougher time keeping it together so they aren’t as happy either, they are also struggling keeping it together because I like to think all the Sides are connected.
During “Accepting Anxiety” Patton says that none of them are worried because Virgil isn’t there. So would it be hard to believe that if Patton is struggling with himself to the point that he’s about to break that the other sides would be feeling that at least a little.
Again I personally think that Logan and Patton are connected as they tend to act more like opposites, or at the very least opposing sides. It was even brought up in “Heart Vs. Mind”
But I don’t think that could solve anything. They are still very different. So what if Patton is keeping all of his feelings balled in a dark place and trying to distract them from it.
And Virgil notices it too I think. I think Virgil knows something’s up. He’s anxiety. But he doesn’t know exactly, but he’s scared to mention it because he doesn’t want to bring the others down.
Logan knows it too. But doesn’t know what but it goes against his record and his wishes for Thomas and he notices at least a little that Patton is suffering. Because logically speaking Patton would also be hurting is Thomas’s heart was broken. But he’s blinded by his trouble to understand emotions to get the extent of it.
And the thing is. Patton knows this. He knows they see that something’s up. But he’s so desperate to keep everything hidden he’ll disregard two of the most important people to him and in a attempt to keep this happy image of his room, of himself, up. Even if it hurts them, because he doesn’t want them to feel the pain Patton does.
Because Patton had a lot of pain in his heart and if it showed than everyone else could feel bad, and that would be worse than death.
So he covers it all up, behind a really good smile.