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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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TweediestJ4K3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
If corvo was her dad would that make him emperor. I could see it but I believe Emily's real dad died when she was young and corvo was her father figure so she sees him as her dad
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
That's what I thought at first. But there isn't any mention in game of her being married to anyone (you'd think they'd write an article about the Emperor's death somewhere in all those books...) Plus one of the developpers confirmed she was never married.
Scarease Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry my computor glitch so my grammar is not what it should be .
Scarease Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  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 Jul 23, 2014  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 Jul 23, 2014  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.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well I guess we'll never truly know... not until the developers clearly state what did happen, and who was involved. We can only speculate on which is the more plausible theory :nod:
Scarease Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
atleast this was a cool debate and chat i enjoyed.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cheerio, buddy!  Hi! 
Scarease Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same to you may that if we meet again my it be over a other interesting subject. 
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