This was Oddworld’s Population Control Structure, and at the top we’ve got ancient financial… like The Illuminati, you know, pyramid idea that you all probably see on the web and stuff like this at different times. And Oddworld was always supposed to be this sort of dark side of globalization, reflecting the real world. So, whether or not the real world is this way, it’s great material to mess with, it’s just great fodder.
So, at the top, we’ve got the oldest money families in the world and they control dollars and think tanks and globalist bankers and economic level; all the way down you got the majority, and on Oddworld, we call that the 99.9987%, and that is where Abe emerged, and this is really where Abe became a big problem to the pyramid.
So what happens is Abe’s actions are gonna start sending… like, we know that Abe was a slave, he worked in a meat-processing plant, and then he finds out that the retirement plan’s a lie, and he’s just going to wind up chopped meat, and that’s not very good, but we didn’t necessarily, as an audience, start thinking about the financial ramifications of what happens when you shut down a big meat factory, when you start having economic impact, the people that’s going to shake up higher on the pyramid.
So as Abe’s going about his journey, he starts shaking up more and more. In the beginning with Rupture Farms as the takeoff place of Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s biggest crime is he didn’t just piss off his managers. He didn’t just get in fights with the security guards. He didn’t just get busted by the cops. He’s fucked the CEO of a major corporation that has a lot of investors, and that is not easily forgiven, and that’s where the second game in the Quintology, that is now called Soulstorm, is taking off from: these economic ripples that are just going to get worse and worse, and they’re gonna start feeling it and we’re gonna start waking up. If you thought Molluck was the top of the bad guys in this world, we’re gonna have a big change of heart with what’s gonna fall on him for screwing up someone’s investment.
And eventually these ripples are getting all the way up to the top, and as that’s happening it’s starting to send cracks through the population control structure, and basically as those cracks are raising up, things are getting worse. What’s going to be happening through the epic is that Abe’s stoking the fire of revolution, and that’s really what this has always been about. He’s starting to stoke that fire just out of the need of ‘he just doesn’t want to end up ground meat’, and he ‘just doesn’t want to be the next tasty treat’, but that’s unacceptable because of the economic ramifications that are going to happen, and what that’s going to do is start bringing down the royal shitstorm upon anyone involved with Abe, so Abe’s gonna sort of be branded and become more like the Bin Laden of Oddworld. It’s like ‘this guy’s got to go, he’s screwing up, he’s raising the prices of your Happy Meal’. Think about it: the consumers, even normal people, anyone above that bottom slave layer is gonna start resenting Abe’s impact, just like New Yorkers would resent if you raise their morning lattes $2 in price. New Yorkers would invade any country if it meant not raising their lattes $2 a cup.
And eventually the goal is: take out the eye of the pyramid. That’s Abe’s journey is that he finds it the only way that the lower class is ever going to have a chance is if they topple the pyramid.
-Lorne Lanning, EGX 2017
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