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Lavos, the Planet, and other Entities / Re: A Theory About Lavos
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:47:33 pm »
I look at it not as though he gains power from defeat, but rather as though he succeeds in gaining power in spite of defeat. It's a sign of all life to have a survival instinct, and Lavos is nothing if not persistent. If I recall correctly, it's in his nature to manipulate and absorb DNA, which leads me to think of it as sort of the ultimate adaptor. Like how a cockroach can apparently live through a nuclear explosion. That's just one person's extrapolations, though.

Let me point the conversation in a different direction, with a question. What led you to your theory? Any in-game elements or themes or real world beliefs or deductions on your part? How do you support your claim? I'm just playing devil's advocate to keep the conversation going, there's no wrong answer.
What led me to my theory is that I just did another play through of CT and after playing a bunch of other games and reading a bunch of comics. I saw similar themes and this seemed like it could fit.

Lavos, the Planet, and other Entities / Re: A Theory About Lavos
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:08:51 pm »
It's not bad for speculation, but Lavos has a physical form and can be hurt, so that invalidates parts of the idea, like not having an origin, existing as a spectral being (or ghost/spirit/god/etc) and simultaneously existing and not existing. As presented in-game, Lavos seems to be more of a giant tick. Even the Dream Devourer has a physical form that is radically different from Lavos, which suggests to me (along with the presence of lavos spawn) that there's a normal animal-like life cycle. It's all speculation though, when it comes down to it. Not much evidence either way.
The physical form is a good point, but what if we aren't looking at this broadly enough, what if Lavos' physical form doesn't really mean anything, it could be an interpretation of how the people in the game perceive him. He does get hurt however if he is defeated or hurt, it gives him an option to get more power, so in a way he is defeated but he gains power, further helping him with the purposed theory that he has a higher purpose in the Universe.

Lavos, the Planet, and other Entities / A Theory About Lavos
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:47:28 pm »
Theories seem to suggest that Lavos has either naturally emerged on another planet or was created. I propose a new theory all together, that Lavos actually never originated from a planet, or fro anything for that matter. I propose he is a being that has always existed and can never not exist because it has a higher purpose. Lavos could very well be the counter measure for sentient life, where as life becomes sentient, Lavos comes down to the planet and absorbs the DNA into himself for a "record" of some sorts and to absorb their powers(similar to Braniac of DC Comics). He then keeps tabs on the planet's life forms to ensure the growth does not tip the balance of the Universe and as the become too powerful for even him, he eradicates them and sends his spawn which is just a copy of himself(That is backed up by asexual reproduction) to keep the tabs on another planet. I think that Lavos was the first primordial being of "him" and was originated for this purpose, to destroy earth to keep balance throughout the Universe. If you do not believe that there is another purpose, similar to forest fires, he destroys the life on the planet and the planet itself to allow the new to grow(Such as Galactus from Marvel). The reason that he never originated is he is a spectral being, or an "eternity being" meant to serve a specific, higher purpose in the Universe, so either he never was born and just always was, or a counter argument could be made that he was born with the Universe. What are your thoughts, does this seem logical or is it not a good theory.   

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