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An in Depth Look Into Benedict's Hallowed Blight Entries

AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625
edited February 1 in Lore

Hello everyone! As you know, with each day of the Hallowed Blight event, a new Benedict Entry was posted. I am here to dissect the most interesting parts, and make some educated theories.

I'm going to be covering my theories on:
The Entity's purpose and properties
The final whereabouts of Mr. Baker.

The Entity

There are some VERY important bits of lore from just the second, October 20, and third, October 21, entries of Mr. Baker.
(Link to entries here: https://deadbydaylight.gamepedia.com/Hallowed_Blight#The_Hallowed_Blight_Lore )

On Baker's 20 October entry, he described the serums as "alkaloids". An alkaloid is, as Wikipedia describes it, "...a class of naturally occurring organic compounds that mostly contain basic nitrogen atoms." It continues later stating "Alkaloids are produced by a large variety of organisms including bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. They can be purified from crude extracts of these organisms by acid-base extraction."

Now, from recent lorestuffs, we can assume the entity is not a "god" of any sort, but instead an organism of which we do not fully understand yet. During the hallowed blight event, the visceral cankers looked like a mix of plant and animal matter, so the Entity might be both, but most organisms that produce alkaloids are in fact plants. The plants that produce alkaloids produce it as a defense mechanism to herbivorous animals. This doesn't seem to pertain to the entity in any way, but we have yet to know if the entity has any predators, or enemies.

But! Alkaloids also cause deformities in animals who don't have a way to detoxify it! As wikipedia states here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaloid#Properties , "During the 1950s, up to 25% of lambs born by sheep that had grazed on corn lily had serious facial deformations." This could explain how the entity "punishes" killers, where we might've thought previously, for example, the entity actually put the hooks into Trapper's skin, he actually "mutated" the hooks there.

We can also assume, between how we now that everything in the entity's realm is made of Auric Cells, and everything in the entity's realm besides the survivors and killers are part of the entity, that the entity is most likely plant-based. If the Entity was animal-based, and was made up of animal cells, nothing would be particularly solid. I assume it's common knowledge that plant cells have cell walls, so it only makes sense for the entity's realm to be solid, that the "Auric Cells" are some sort of plant cell, or at least some sort of cells with a cell wall.

We also know now that as of the latest lore stream, the Entity does not actually feed off of hope, but instead just strong emotions. This could be an explanation as to what sort of organism the entity is. We know it is a sort of plant that feeds off of emotions. I of course, don't know exactly how something would feed off of emotion, scientifically, but this is where we are at now. So, my full explanation of the Entity right now, is that it is just some sort of animalistic plant thing that only exists to feed, specifically off of emotions.

Benedict Baker

Now with the final whereabouts of Baker, some things start to fall apart either to BHVR's minimal lore, or a fault in my theory, but this is all we have, so here goes.

On his very last entry, Benedict seems to have been taken by the entity without being sacraficed. This is something we haven't encountered before, and my only theory is that either this is how the Entity turns survivors into killers, or this is how the Entity puts things into his "void realm".

TL;DR

The Entity is an alkaloid plant based organism with some weird magical properties, and Benedict might be a killer now.

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Comments

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625

    bump

  • TreblucFayleTreblucFayle Member Posts: 67

    Did the event lore ever confirm that this was Benedict Baker? I know most of the lore is assumed to be written by him, but I don't recall this lore ever being confirmed as his.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625

    @TreblucFayle said:
    Did the event lore ever confirm that this was Benedict Baker? I know most of the lore is assumed to be written by him, but I don't recall this lore ever being confirmed as his.

    Yes, I do believe it was confirmed, or heavily implied.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625

    Reviving this post because I'm calling it right now that Benedict Baker is going to be either the killer or survivor of Chapter 11.

  • Shad03Shad03 Member Posts: 1,837

    Probably not the next killer, but he might end up being one of the final killers once this game reaches near the point of inadequacy. Which I hope will not be too soon as I love this game.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625
    edited February 1

    @Shad03 said:
    Probably not the next killer, but he might end up being one of the final killers once this game reaches near the point of inadequacy. Which I hope will not be too soon as I love this game.

    nah, there's something up with the next chapter. All the devs are being very...secretive about it. More than usual. They're also dropping a lot of cryptic hints.

  • perotxperotx Member Posts: 77

    This is a very interesting hypothesis, I love this already. I really do hope that they will add Benedict Baker as a killer, if not both survivor AND killer.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 946

    The devs have already confirmed that the Entity is a biological creature

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625

    @LCGaster said:
    The devs have already confirmed that the Entity is a biological creature

    Okay. This is a theory from October, I just revived it. Also, it's a theory, probably not 100% right.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 946

    @AntiJelly said:

    @LCGaster said:
    The devs have already confirmed that the Entity is a biological creature

    Okay. This is a theory from October, I just revived it. Also, it's a theory, probably not 100% right.

    Yeah, of course. I don't remember in which dev stream but they did say that the Entity is a biological creature

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 625
    edited February 1

    @LCGaster said:

    @AntiJelly said:

    @LCGaster said:
    The devs have already confirmed that the Entity is a biological creature

    Okay. This is a theory from October, I just revived it. Also, it's a theory, probably not 100% right.

    Yeah, of course. I don't remember in which dev stream but they did say that the Entity is a biological creature

    I did say though, that it is biological in my theory. I theorized it was plant-based.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 946

    @AntiJelly said:

    @LCGaster said:

    @AntiJelly said:

    @LCGaster said:
    The devs have already confirmed that the Entity is a biological creature

    Okay. This is a theory from October, I just revived it. Also, it's a theory, probably not 100% right.

    Yeah, of course. I don't remember in which dev stream but they did say that the Entity is a biological creature

    I did say though, that it is biological in my theory. I theorized it was plant-based.

    It could be since it grows those flowers

  • RattmanRattman Member Posts: 519
    edited February 8

    There are two things about Hallowed blight lore, which really bother me. And, before I name them out, I have to say, that at some point I think (not 100% sure) devs confirmed, that Hallowed blight journal entries were made by Benedict. So yeah...
    First one. Why every entry have a date? Benedict lost his sense of time in endless night, like, right after he arrived in Entity realm. Some of his base lore entries (clickable) have date, but right after he began to give them ordinal numbers, because he couldn't determine, which date or time is now.
    Second one. Benedict Baker is researcher. He is smart and observant guy, the one, who connected missing cases in Weeks town and Macmillan Estate. The very same guy, who prefers to collect information and seek the truth. Tho in Hallowed Blight event he couldn't connect his wounded arm, which was bitten by rodent, injected by serum and the fact that he was able to beat and imprison killer in fist fight. He freakin punced him, and his body crushed at the opposite wall, ffs! So, after he became stronger, he, for some reason, decides to inject killer with very same serum... why? Like, literally, why he did it, what was the damn point of it? He was presented as researher, smart guy, why the hell he coundn't add two plus two and for the second think about consequences?
    Anyway, injected killer becomes stronger and escapes. What a twist.

  • XavierBoah17XavierBoah17 Member Posts: 161
    Rattman said:

    There are two things about Hallowed blight lore, which really bother me. And, before I name them out, I have to say, that at some point I think (not 100% sure) devs confirmed, that Hallowed blight journal entries were made by Benedict. So yeah...
    First one. Why every entry have a date? Benedict lost his sense of time in endless night, like, right after he arrived in Entity realm. Some of his base lore entries (clickable) have date, but right after he began to give them ordinal numbers, because he couldn't determine, which date or time is now.
    Second one. Benedict Baker is researcher. He is smart and observant guy, the one, who connected missing cases in Weeks town and Macmillan Estate. The very same guy, who prefers to collect information and seek the truth. Tho in Hallowed Blight event he couldn't connect his wounded arm, which was bitten by rodent, injected by serum and the fact that he was able to beat and imprison killer in fist fight. He freakin punced him, and his body crushed at the opposite wall, ffs! So, after he became stronger, he, for some reason, decides to inject killer with very same serum... why? Like, literally, why he did it, what was the damn point of it? He was presented as researher, smart guy, why the hell he coundn't add two plus two and for the second think about consequences?
    Anyway, injected killer becomes stronger and escapes. What a twist.

    Because scientists do what scientist do, they expirement. Baker injected the Trapper with the Serum to see what was the result.
  • RattmanRattman Member Posts: 519

    @XavierBoah17 said:
    Rattman said:

    There are two things about Hallowed blight lore, which really bother me. And, before I name them out, I have to say, that at some point I think (not 100% sure) devs confirmed, that Hallowed blight journal entries were made by Benedict. So yeah...

    First one. Why every entry have a date? Benedict lost his sense of time in endless night, like, right after he arrived in Entity realm. Some of his base lore entries (clickable) have date, but right after he began to give them ordinal numbers, because he couldn't determine, which date or time is now.

    Second one. Benedict Baker is researcher. He is smart and observant guy, the one, who connected missing cases in Weeks town and Macmillan Estate. The very same guy, who prefers to collect information and seek the truth. Tho in Hallowed Blight event he couldn't connect his wounded arm, which was bitten by rodent, injected by serum and the fact that he was able to beat and imprison killer in fist fight. He freakin punced him, and his body crushed at the opposite wall, ffs! So, after he became stronger, he, for some reason, decides to inject killer with very same serum... why? Like, literally, why he did it, what was the damn point of it? He was presented as researher, smart guy, why the hell he coundn't add two plus two and for the second think about consequences?

    Anyway, injected killer becomes stronger and escapes. What a twist.

    Because scientists do what scientist do, they expirement. Baker injected the Trapper with the Serum to see what was the result.

    Couldn't he predict this goddamn result already? Why take the risks, its dumb.

  • Detective_JonathanDetective_Jonathan Member Posts: 646

    @AntiJelly said:

    @Shad03 said:
    Probably not the next killer, but he might end up being one of the final killers once this game reaches near the point of inadequacy. Which I hope will not be too soon as I love this game.

    nah, there's something up with the next chapter. All the devs are being very...secretive about it. More than usual. They're also dropping a lot of cryptic hints.

    Well the next chapter was slightly spoiled by Mr. Richard. He said that it's supposed to be the oldest killer in the game, even before the nurse. So there is no way it could be the first killer, because it was revealed that it was tossed into the void because of how unsuccessful it was in killing. So if this thing is the oldest killer, then it would have to rival the nurse in power considering she has been serving the entity the longest as well, that would make her the 2nd oldest killer in the game.

  • DocOctoberDocOctober Member Posts: 1,308

    @Rattman said:
    There are two things about Hallowed blight lore, which really bother me. And, before I name them out, I have to say, that at some point I think (not 100% sure) devs confirmed, that Hallowed blight journal entries were made by Benedict. So yeah...
    First one. Why every entry have a date? Benedict lost his sense of time in endless night, like, right after he arrived in Entity realm. Some of his base lore entries (clickable) have date, but right after he began to give them ordinal numbers, because he couldn't determine, which date or time is now.
    Second one. Benedict Baker is researcher. He is smart and observant guy, the one, who connected missing cases in Weeks town and Macmillan Estate. The very same guy, who prefers to collect information and seek the truth. Tho in Hallowed Blight event he couldn't connect his wounded arm, which was bitten by rodent, injected by serum and the fact that he was able to beat and imprison killer in fist fight. He freakin punced him, and his body crushed at the opposite wall, ffs! So, after he became stronger, he, for some reason, decides to inject killer with very same serum... why? Like, literally, why he did it, what was the damn point of it? He was presented as researher, smart guy, why the hell he coundn't add two plus two and for the second think about consequences?
    Anyway, injected killer becomes stronger and escapes. What a twist.

    They have a date because those were the dates each piece of Lore was published by the Event. They do not reflect the actual time passing in the Hallowed Blight Lore.

  • PoweasPoweas Member Posts: 2,653

    Oh god I hope he's the next killer! I mean he did beat up and chain the Trapper so he obviously has the strength.

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