*Spoiler* The last picture

edited February 2014 in The Wolf Among Us

Forgive my bad English, I'm not a native speaker. But I've noticed something that I consider an interesting fact,

Now, did anyone take a good look at the last photo that Bigby takes out of the envelope in the episode's ending? The one with Crane and... well, Lily glamoured as Snow? For some reason, it is shown only briefly, but to me it looks strange... as if it is split in two parts. See: the black lines, that usually are used in Telltale's comic-like style, here look a bit strange to me: Alt text

Maybe it was folded at some point? But why only that one? I thought it may have been forged in some way. I'll try to explain what I think the best that I can. You can see how the black lines actually split the whole picture in two parts, including the white frame: one with only Crane's and Lily's bodies, and one with the faces.

Now, if we consider the possibility of the photo being forged, we should try to understand the reason behind it. Someone could be trying to incriminate Crane: the forged part of the photo could be the one depicting their faces. They may have added Crane's face to an already existing image of someone else impersonating him. But was it possible during the time when the game takes place? Or maybe it was done using magic?

However, as a reader of the comics, the fact that someone might try to frame Crane disturbs me. It does not really collide with the comic's events:* he is already guilty of treason, and this charges of stalking may be what exactly pushed Bigby into persecuting him in the first place, discover his treason and get him to confess everything to Cindarella using a trick. Seeing how the game is a prequel of the comic, it makes sense.

But the question remains. Who would try to frame Crane? Or was that even the original intention? Is the picture forged, or was it only folded (hence the black lines)? And why the envelope was left oh-so-conveniently exposed for Bigby to find? If really the stalker was so obsessed with Snow, maybe he should have taken his precious pictures with him. Or at least, not leave them in a place splattered with blood everywhere

*EDIT: I have to rectify this. Crane WASN'T guilty of treason at the time, or at least, it wasn't known, or shown. He was accused (read: more like framed) of treason later in the comics. There is a little discussion about that down in the thread, under some spoilers, so go read that. I won't say anything more specific in this post.

Comments

  • I dont think its forged. When you where examining Lily, crane was worried about diseases and such as if he had done something with her. I think a more likely scenario is Crane thought he was with the real Snow at the time and then someone who was hiding snapped the photo. We can probably chalk up the black line to Telltale's art style. Though there could be another reason for the line. We may or may not find out til episode 3

  • In the comics Crane mentions that he was deputy mayor for nearly 115 years. In the game's Book of Fables Crane is said to have been deputy mayor for nearly 115 years prior to the game. This is obviously what was going on around the time Crane got fired.

  • It makes sense. He was very nervous during the examination of the body, right? Making all kinds of nasty comments about trolls. And how did he knew that the crafted object with Snow's hair and picture was black market magic? He wasn't there when they mentioned it. He could have realised it by himself, true, but I don't know... that explanation just feels too simple.
    I still think that the picture is strange, anyway. Those lines are very noticeable, they aren't simply part of the artistic style of the game. They're too invasive: as an artist myself I would have never put such things on a key object without a proper reason. Maybe we will never find out and this is truly just Telltale style but again, I don't know... it draws the attention too much. Or maybe it's just me.

    Jbeal posted: »

    I dont think its forged. When you where examining Lily, crane was worried about diseases and such as if he had done something with h

  • Is it possible he got fired for sexual harassment with Snow because of this picture? (No i havent read the comics... Yet)

    LukaszB posted: »

    In the comics Crane mentions that he was deputy mayor for nearly 115 years. In the game's Book of Fables Crane is said to have been

  • It sure looks that way.

    Jbeal posted: »

    Is it possible he got fired for sexual harassment with Snow because of this picture? (No i havent read the comics... Yet)

  • I agree. Everything else was probably discovered later.

    LukaszB posted: »

    It sure looks that way.

  • In my opinion, Crane is innocent. He is certainly a freak weirdo and sexual maniac who loves to have sex with Snowhite-resembling-women, but he did not kill the troll. He had sex with Lily but am sure he went away before the murder took place. It is obvious someone is trying to frame him. The reasons? I do not know, maybe someone wants to cover the police department with shame for some purpose. Crane has been nervous during the corpse examination because he felt uncomfortable being with the dead woman she had sex with. It could be possible that he knew someone was going to frame him and started to be anxious about that, trying, faintly, to hide it. Maybe he was even aware Snowhite was not dead and acted like the homicide of the colleague actually took place. Since everyone can be glamoured, it is tricky to think about a possible killer, because everyone can be turned into anyone else. I wouldn't be surprised if, in the end, the killer was one of the most unlikely ones, like Snowhite herself, or even Beauty.

  • I've been looking through the comic issues and, yes, sexual harassment towards Snow was exactly the reason he was fired for, along with the fact that he apparently took part of communal funds illegally. My best guess is that Bigby wanted him dead because of his "rape fantasy about Snow", which Crane himself confesses in the comic: so he framed him, using Cindarella, accused him of treason and killed him personally.

    Jbeal posted: »

    Is it possible he got fired for sexual harassment with Snow because of this picture? (No i havent read the comics... Yet)

  • edited February 2014

    And the suspicion of treason from the second marked page. Fugi? Red Delicious? Empire?

    My thought is that eventually Colin will convince Bigby to kill Crane. And we'll find out what Bigby read. As well as Telltale telling everyone that wants to know what happens to read the comics. I would congratulate Telltale for the creativity, not sure what I would like more than.

  • edited February 2014

    And the suspicion of treason from the second marked page. Fugi? Red Delicious? Empire?

    I don't know about that. It seems a litte far fetched... I mean, Empire is a common... uhm, how do you say it? Type? Kind of apple? I mean, I see them in the supermarket when I go for grocery shopping.
    Besides, in the comic Crane was convinced by Cindarella to join the Adversary side, because she claims to have been her spy all along. She makes Crane sign a contract with her and the Adversary, when actually he is signing, without realizing it, his confession. So in my first post there is a mistake: Crane wasn't really guilty of treason at the time, if we don't count the illegal use of the funds of Fabletown. In the comic Crane claims that that part was false evidence planted by Snow to get him fired, but I don't really believe him.

    Uhm, I have to correct my first post then. No actual treason, at least at the time, it would seem.

    LukaszB posted: »

    And the suspicion of treason from the second marked page. Fugi? Red Delicious? Empire? My thought is that eventually Colin will c

  • I have a feeling that a major theme of the game will be revenge. It was mentioned several times in the game so far.

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