The Crooked Man's Symbol

So, I just finished playing Episode 4 of TWAU on my second save, because I can't get over the fact tat I won't be home for the finaleon Tuesday, so I played. I noticed something though and I don't know if it has been mentioned by now, so sorry if I repeat anyone.

I chose to go to the Cut Above butcher shop second and yeah, I went to the secret back room where the illegal glamours are made. When you go around and click on some boxes on the left on the board, you actually get to ask what the symbol on them means.

Yes, I'm talking about the symbol that we all know and "love".
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When you ask Johann about it, he explain that it is a torture device which brakes people's bones and makes them "crooked".

And look what we can see in the trailer for Episode 5:
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I stronly believe that this is the exact torture device. And I think it will be tested on someone and I don't want to know who it might be.


  • KunnyKunny Banned

    It was "Tested" on the Crooked Man..

  • How do you know that?

  • The butcher kinda mentions it in ep.4: "it makes people crooked by breaking their bones"

  • I actually posted a theory about this. Check it out here:

  • edited July 2014

    Calling a breaking wheel a "device" is a bit of a stretch. It's really just a thing you tie someone to while you bludgeon them.

    EDIT: Down votes? Seriously? Go read the Wikipedia article if you don't believe me. A person would get tied or chained to the wheel and then they'd be beaten until they were broken. That's all there is to it. The wheel is just a convenient shape. It has no other function.

  • The torture wheel has a long history as a device to make a persons life both miserable and short. The torture is called breaking on a wheel, meaning that a person's limb get broken in the spokes of the wheel, or in some other unpleasant way. It also has relevance in fairly recent pop culture. When Mick Jagger and Keef Richards were jailed for drug possession in the late 60's, the editorial defending them and slamming the judicial system for their heavy handed tactics in The Times was titled "Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel". Whether we will see or use the device in the game is conjecture. Personally I doubt it.

    Further reading, if you're interested, and we all know that Wikipedia is the last word in factual information!

  • Don't mind them, there's a dislike troll here

  • So I've noticed... -_- I've given you a like, because why not.

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