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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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Scarease Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry my computor glitch so my grammar is not what it should be .
Scarease Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Also how to say that the former emperor had died and choose his wife and the next rule incase of death and that Corvo being the Emporer and Empress trust man would like be Emily close and only real  Male role model especial if he died young or before she was born so beside the Tutors the other people that helped raise her would be the Empress right man man Corvo so even if she is not his kid she most likely the close thing to it .So it not a far to say  that Corvo see him self as her father and same for Emily if the guy played with you helped raise you ,teach you ,and protect you and your mother and been they since the day of your birth then you would see him as your father.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
That's what I thought at first :nod:, that Jessamine was married then the Emperor died, leaving Emily fatherless.
But there were absolutely no mention of an emperor ruling along with Jessamine. No mention in books, street graffiti, no sculptures, no paintings (granted, there weren't many sculptures or paintings of Jessamine in the game either, but she was indeed mentioned in several texts in game.)
I believe if the emperor died before the empress, there would be some mention of it, but there is none. Only vague references to past emperors.
And if she was married, they'd be talking about it somewhere. You can guess how marriages and alliances can be important in politics. They'd be talking about it in books, at the very least.

Plus, one of the developper of the game confirmed the empress to be unwed.…

What you say would indeed make sense, buuuut.... there isn't much proof of it.
Scarease Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
true they also my have forgot that detail or hell a consort to the Empress that was of noble blood but die .No real talk about the Consorts of china Emporer that Much unless they play role or  talks about the Harms girl of leader in the middle east .also could have been a lover that died . we are still find out new thing all the time.thank for intel.
IntelligentWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol a nice Doctor Who/Dishonored cross over :d  I'm sure if I showed this to my twin she'd freak out, she's a huge DW fan xD  I recently got the game and I'm trying to go for low chaos so I don't have Emily freak out on me O_O  Hopefully that is working, everything I've been doing seems low chaos but you never know O_O

Also Emily is TOTALLY his Daughter, there's just no way she isn't XD
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think we pretty much all agree on that :D
Good luck with your playthrough ;)

btw, once you're done, for the love of God, PLAY THE DLCs.

They are sooooooooooooooo gooooooooooood :heart: trust me ;)
IntelligentWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!  And I will :D  I bought the entire package on Steam so when I'm done with Corvo I'll go over and play the DLCs :D
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Corvo's the baby-daddy, yes.  Banged the Empress, yes.  I was unaware of this Fugue Feast until you mentioned it here, so this will be very helpful in settling the disruption that this exact issue has caused among my roommates (both of whom can become a tad Victorian at times, if they read too much Jan Austin).

My guess is that the developers at Arkane came up with this great romantic sub-plot, the bodyguard and secret lover out to avenge his lover's murder and save his child...and then someone poked their head in and reminded them that such a thing just would not stand in the period Dishonored is based around.  So someone else probably poked THEIR head up and said 'Let's just say that there's one day a year where anything goes, and let the players do the math for themselves.'

No matter how it came to be, I agree with you.  Very, very well-played, Arkane.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aye, I think that would make sense. Some things in the game seemed half-done/rushed. But it's understandable for big games like these. Especially when they're the very first ones of a potential franchise. You gotta get it out fast and cost-efficiently. Some thing have to be squeezed in/partially removed for the main game intent to work. Here: a dude killing/"removing" other dudes because they wronged him good.

Also, now I'm imagining the people at Arkane's popping their heads out of under the desks like whack-a-moles.... So, ya know... thank you for that mental image :dignity-laugh: 
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Rushed or not, the game works beautifully; I finally got the last few achievements (not the DLC ones) yesterday, and I still want to play it again just to really look through all the books that I find and see what else I missed.

You're welcome for the amusing image.  Apparently, in workplace environments where most people are sitting at desks or cubicles, any suspiciously loud noise can make the room appear like a prairie dog city, with everyone's heads popping up and looking around to see what's up.
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