Dark Video Game Theories That Makes Games Really Depressing
Whether they’re true or not, people have invested a lot of time and effort looking into these theories, and some of them can really make you think about what you’re seeing on the screen.
Luigi Killed Himself In Luigi’s Mansion
Luigi’s Mansion might be the closest the Mario franchise has ever come to a horror game. However, it’s still a lighthearted affair and appropriate for all ages.
At least, until you get to the mansion’s attic.
Once you enter the top room of the house, a flash of lightning passes by the window, casting Luigi’s shadow on the opposite wall. However, the shadow seems to be hovering slightly above the ground.
A lot of people shrugged it off as a glitch, but those are the kind of fools who don’t spend hours spinning elaborate stories out of tiny video game details. The rest of us knew the truth though: It was clearly evidence that the real Luigi hanged himself in the attic, and we were actually playing as his ghost.
It may seem like a coincidence, but proponents have pointed that the shadow seems far too well placed to be a mistake. The theory also fits with the rumours that the game was originally meant to be a lot darker and Nintendo’s love of slipping adult humour into their games, like the infamous Pokemon trainer couple who use an Onix and a Cloyster.
So what pushed Luigi over the edge? The fear of living inside a haunted mansion? The stress of always playing second fiddle to Mario? Or was it the inescapable memory of the Super Mario Bros. movie ?