This is a transcript of the cutscene Conspiracy.
Location: New Tunnel, part 9 Characters: Duplicator,Child
(Faces the Child) So! Let's review what we know.
What we know about what?
About the conspiracy, of course.
You mean you haven't noticed?
(Hologram of the Skater appears)
(Turns away) Consider the Skater. What does he do?
He skates around really fast. He never stops except to sleep I guess.
Does that sound like fun to you?
No, it sounds like a job.
(Looks out into space) Clearly, the Skater is the messenger for the group.
I never saw him messenging for anyone.
You probably missed it.
(Hologram of Pastafarian appears)
(Turns back to face the Child) Now let's talk about the Pastafarian! What do we know about her?
Sometimes she tells you what you should do. Sometimes she tells you about the Spaghetti Monster.
(Turns away) Scaring people into submission. Classic.
(Hologram of the Gentleman appears)
Is the Gentleman part of it?
(Turns back to face the Child) Absolutely! He's the official conspiracy treasurer.
The official what?
He keeps track of everyone's money.
(Pulls his balloon down to eye level) How do you know he's the treasure? Just 'cause he loves batteries?
(Turns around) Well, yeah. Who else would it be?
Wait... This means they put a very greedy person in charge of their money.
Yeah: for them. It's great news for us!
(Whispering) We need to capitalize on this, if you'll excuse the pun.
(Hologram of the Angel appears)
Ok, next is the Angel.
He's mean and he wants to go home. I don't like him.
Splitting up? That's unusual for a conspiracy.
(Gets his balloon string tangled in his antennae) I heard he works at the Factory...
Aha! He's a government agent! And probably an engineer. That explains everything!
(Hologram of the Runner appears)
(Gets the string untangled) The Runner can't be in the conspirspacy.
(Turns back to face the Child) She can, and she is.
She's too nice for that.
(Turns away) It's a ploy to make people do what she says.
Being nice is a trick?
(Hologram of the Student appears)
Have you found out anything about the Student?
Not really. She just sort of sits around most of the time.
She says she's doing science, but she doesn't even have a clipboard.
(Turns back to face the Child) Good observation! That's exactly the sort of clue we need.
Ok, your next job is to figure out what the Student's really up to.
I don't wanna play a game where the Runner's a bad guy.
What? This isn't a game. Recognizing conspiracies is a vital life skill.
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