What do you think is happening at the end there?Imo i think the hooded figure is Vigo finally drained out of hope and being found by the entity and getting thrown into the void.
I think that he was in the void from the start of the cutscenes. The lore entries hint at this. This is just him snapping.
I would say that the alchimist is related to vigo and benedict but are a totally new character. I think what we have to understand is that all he want is to get home and he may have find the way.
The world we see at the end is definitely the void.
I think he called the entity and beg to it to give him the serum, at change, he will sacrifice survivors for him
Maybe we will see the Alchemist as the new killer on next chapter?
The way the final entry talks about how he'll do anything at all to sate himself marks his complete submission to not only his hunger but the Entity itself. It specifically notes that he's willing to participate in trials again, and that he'd rip survivors and killers apart--which doesn't sound like a survivor to me.
Maybe in his quest to get a single flower he showed his fidelity and the Entity took note of that. Maybe the Entity knew what it was doing when it sprouted a flower for him, or maybe it didn't. I think that whatever he became during that cutscene proved that he deserved to be spared from the Void and to serve as a killer, or possibly something else.
Ok so I am really loving all of this lore stuff however I am dumber than a bag of hammers and am really bad at putting it all together... so who exactly is the hunger talking about? I seen you guys talking about Vigo? So who is Vigo?