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A Mistake in 303? (spoilers)

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Ok so Sammun-mak's brain was preserved and that is why most of the episode plays out. But the Egyptains considered the brain the most useless organ in the body (they believed the Heart was the seat of knowledge) and after using a tool (like the brain screw) to remove one from a soon to be mummified corpse they threw it out. So how could Sammun-mak know he would need his brain and how did the moles knew to take it out?

Also where was that cool scene from 301 (I'm not gonna rest until I find the guy who killed my partner!)?

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  • @Avel said: Didn't he state that that (pickle juice and crocodile tears) was joke and that the gift kept his brain alive?

    Yes, but they likely still would have thrown out the brain if he hadn't given them specific instructions for it. Foresight or not, that probably saved him :rolleyes:

  • Yeah, but Psychonauts was completely different. Sam is no dentist, let alone a mentally unbalanced one.

  • This thread confuses me. It's a talking rabbit and a dog with a gun.

  • @Lena_P said: So says the monkey.

    I know. Now I'm even more confused :confused:

  • [quote=richforce;331409]ok so sammun-mak's brain was preserved and that is why most of the episode plays out. But the egyptains considered the brain the most useless organ in the body (they believed the heart was the seat of knowledge) and after using a tool (like the brain screw) to remove one from a soon to be mummified corpse they threw it out. So how could sammun-mak know he would need his brain and how did the moles knew to take it out?[/quote]

    AHHHH! Giant Talking Dog!

    [quote]Also where was that cool scene from 301 (i'm not gonna rest until i find the guy who killed my partner!)?[/quote]

    ...I'm going to put my money on, "Innnnnnnnn The Fuuuuutuuuuuuure!..."; since that scene came from the Eyes of Yog Soggoth...

  • I disagree with the people showing how absurd the rest of the game is to imply that mistakes in story telling can be ignored. Space gorilla is fine - we don't know what's out there in space. Giant talking dogs and cockroaches are fine - some sort of mutation could cover that. Keeping a brain in a jar is fine, etc... but having a claim about the egyptians which doesn't make sense with how the egyptians acted wouldn't be fine.
    No matter how wild a story is it should still make sense. That being said, there is no mistake here. As flyingman said, it's quite plausible that they saw the brain as the root of psychic power.

  • Sammun-mak acknowledged the potential plot hole by stating that he gave special instructions for how his special brain should be preserved. This implies that (probably because of gift/curse) he was aware that the power came from his brain, contrary to what other Egyptians may have believed at the time. He also said he was able to keep his brain alive using his powers, so even if it had been turned to goo, he'd be able to reconstruct it himself over time (maybe).

    See, all it takes is a little imagination to fill in the gaps.

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