tsk tsk tsk….
I’m going to get factual here because I want this person to know what was HAPPENING. Nicole was alone, NO one to talk to, NO one. She was in a dark room full of dead people (incase you haven’t seen the wii Dead Space). theREASONshe killed her self was because she didn’t want to be totally ripped apart morbidly by a once human being. You can say that this isn’t true but it is, I looked it up. It was either being decapitated gradually by a necromorph like what happened with the open heart surgery guy in DS2 or by an injection that simply made her fall asleep. Nicole was not dumb, she was just pressured alone and scared. Atleast with Isaac he had some one he could talk to through a RIG link. Not with Nicole, there was a total connection block out. Once Lexine, Gabe and Nate left her in that room for a loong while, she thought they were dead because they weren’t messaging her of their ware abouts. So, thinking her only means of getting out alive was gone, she decided to take the peaceful way out. As said in her description, Nicole is okay with people around her but she is slightly unstable when she is by herself. As I said before, Nicole is not dumb, she was driven.
I’m sorry for the morbidly serious post but that post really rustled my jimmies.
Also may I interject that no one is without marker hallucinations. Especially at that time, the signal was broadcasting at its loudest, when it actually broadcasts heavily enough to transform a few people into Infectors. For those that don’t know, the marker sends out two signals - one is the DNA code, aka create Infectors. That first signal also sends out the madness, the urge to kill, self-harm, and hallucinations of terror (like necromorphs, or deceased loved ones) and violence. The SECOND signal sends out “the friendly ghost,” so to speak, the dead loved one who wants the victim to get away from the marker, who warns them to not mess with it, who tells them to not listen to the first signal. As the first signal becomes stronger, the second loses its wind. For more, read DS: Martyr, or play DS2 for the best examples of these.
To break it down: DS1 Nicole is the second signal. She’s leading Isaac to the marker to TURN IT OFF. DS2 Scary Nicole is the first signal. DS2 Nice Nicole (at the end, spoilers) is second signal.
So with that in mind, why did real Nicole kill herself?
More evidence. Look around: how many people had taken their own eyes? Or worse? One woman in the beginning of DS1 ripped her own eyes out. Others (Nolan Stross) slaughtered their whole families, and tried to kill themselves. Why? Because of hallucinations. Because phantoms tricked them, got the better of them. Nicole was lucky to stay cognizant for long enough to realize she was going down. She was a doctor. She saw an incurable cancer turning people to monsters all around her. And with her wits about her, she sent out a message and took a way out that 1. Would not harm anyone else 2. Would cause little pain to her.
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