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Are you my daddy?        [Dishonored/Doctor Who] by PiuPiu-Littlebird Are you my daddy?        [Dishonored/Doctor Who] by PiuPiu-Littlebird
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OMG Corvo, she's infected!! Drop her and run!!! Don't let her touch you!!   
Haha... I had Doctor Who in my mind lately. I really need to catch up with the series...

Nah but seriously... is he? Corvo? Emily's dad?

Everybody seems to think so. And so do I. I mean... look at how he interacts with her in the game... look how her mother interacts with Corvo.

To me, there no doubt: he's the baby's daddy.

There's just one big question that's been plaguing my mind while I was playing the game though:

How in the Hell was everybody in the game okay with this???

I mean, the mother in an unwed Empress!! You know that would stir shit up!

Why with all the conspiracies, the succession wars, brothers and cousins and uncles fighting over who should succeed on the throne?
Adding a bastard child to the mix would only make things even messier. Just look at European history. (and if you're not a big History aficionado, just think about Games of Thrones)
Bastard children were not always heartily welcomed. If ever.

Plus, without wanting to add any unnecessary feminist statement here, being a woman in a position of power such as being an empress would be even harder.
I mean, a king fucks around, makes babies, lots of people disagree, brothers/cousins get annoyed, and then they usually move on. (or try to have them killed) And the king would still be the king.

But if it was to be a woman... well let's be honest. People would shun her, call her a slut, a whore, they'd offer her less support in her maintaining her power over her country/empire. Because, when did anybody in politics openly associated with a slut and preserved any kind of serious influence? Not many. In fact, I don't know anybody that did... do you?
Think about it.

So, how in the world an unmarried Empress (as the developers of the game stated) managed to have a kid, maintain her power, and have nobody give her any kind of shit for about ten years??? ('cause Emily looks about 10)

So here's my theory... (theory that I'm guessing alot a people already had, and I'm just reaaallly really late to the party, but WHADEVA. My page, my ramblings, bitch.)

Corvo and Jessamine made the horizontal mambo during a Fugue Feast.

And that would make sense.

For those who played the game without reading any of the books in the game/forgot about it, or for those who didn't know, the Fugue Feast is a period of time in the game by the end of their calendar year when anything goes.
And I mean anything.
What happens in this period of time is not recorded, and any crimes or infidelity committed at the time is considered as having never happened. In fact, its religiously forbidden.

Acknowledging anything that happened then would be going against the scriptures, or something like that.…

Which would explain why nobody would, or rather could, complain about Jessamine's illegitimate child.
And that any comment suggesting this in the game were really vague, and that the characters quickly changed subjects.

My mind splattered all over my wall when I realized this.

Clever girl, Arkane... clever girl...  

Anyway. you just reached the end of my overly long rambling. Hi!  How is it going? I hope everything's going well for you.

[Edit] Btw if you managed not to get bored up to this point, you might want to got ahead and check out the comments section as well. People made some pretty interesting theories :nod:

Art © PiuPiu Little Bird. Corvo, Emily and Dishonored are © Arkane Studios and Bethesda. You are NOT allowed to use, edit or modify my work in any way
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JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
You don't talk about the Fugue Feast.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I suggest you re-read the description.
JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I suspect you have misinterpreted my comment.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, oh... did you mean "you don't talk about the Fugue feast", as in, "first rule of fight club: you don't talk about fight club"?
JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Right. Not the cleverest of jokes, but there you are.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oooooooo...kay, now I gotcha :D

Yeah it would have been funny, if i didn't misunderstand it =P
Damn those keyboard conversations.
DemonDragon000 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
...holy shit... that makes so much sense...
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know, right?? :D
Idlethe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I've always wondered that, but I have a feeling The empress had a late husband and everyone assume Emily was his. But you never hear any evidence to support that so idfk. I love this game to death so I hate having to face a huge plot hole in it.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You know, I did wonder who the hell was the father, and what exactly was the Outsider, and how the hell the politics in that world works, etc... but I soon stopped caring. Not because I wasn't interested, but because that world was so engrossing and coherent within itself (even with the plot holes) that it stopped bothering me :)
(plus I think I convinced myself that Corvo was the dad, with the Empress' attitude and the hole spiel with the Fugue Feast...)
There are games like that that you love unconditionally, no matter how ridiculous it gets sometimes :D well, for me, at least...
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