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Inconsistencies between Zarina and Caleb's backstories (and how they make MORE sense)
While we wait for Chains of Hate to officially come out so I can place Caleb Quinn in the Killer Timeline, I noticed that he and Zarina are connected. The reason Zarina got caught by the Entity is because she was investigating Caleb's massacre of Hellshire Penitentiary.
Except, in Zarina's lore, it's called the "Mad Mick Massacre," instead of something like the "Cataclysmic Caleb Catastrophe." Yesterday, I thought nothing of it, but the more I thought of it, the less sense it made. Then, I looked further. Zarina's research leads us to an Irish-born inmate who was sentenced to Hellshire for 15 years for assault. This matches Caleb in every way... except one. Caleb was born in America, not Ireland.
I mean, sure. Maybe Mad Mick was part of Caleb's Hellshire Gang, and he was something of a second-in-command. So when Caleb vanished, authorities pinned it on Mick instead. Makes sense... except it's not true. In Mad Mick's cell, Zarina finds the letters DEATH TO BAYSHORE marked into a brick, as well as an old, rusty wrench. Caleb's gun is called "Death to Bayshore" (when it's not called the Redeemer), and his father's wrench is literally the thing that set him off to be an engineer in the first place.
Those two things confirm that Mad Mick IS Caleb Quinn. But why the name change between lore? Well, it's simple actually. After the slaughter, the authorities wanted nothing to do with Caleb. So how do they do that? Easy. ERASE EVERY MENTION OF HIM FROM HISTORY!
This explains why the inmate Zarina found was born in Ireland rather than America. This explains the name change from Caleb Quinn to Mad Mick. This explains how they are one and the same. And what is Zarina's entire role? Clearing things up, digging through the lies to uncover the true story, and exposing it to the world.
Whether BHVR meant to or not, they created a seemingly contradictory tale that makes 100% perfect sense. This is the kind of lore I like.
This is also a stupidly long way to say it's my birthday lol.