Is Mr. Usher actually the Devil?Just a Thoughtmr. usher
Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:34 AM
Those of you who are not of the same opinion, you can stop here.
I will refer to the post of WeAreDormin777.
His post, "The Complete Story Song By Song", provides a well thought-out story that these songs tell. I find his interpretation to be accurate. Especially with what happens in The Thief, because I can barely make out what Casey is singing. One area I have confusion on is the origin of Mr. Usher. Dormin states that Mr. Usher is "a relic of his time", which in my case, makes it all the more intriguing.
I believe that Mr. Usher in fact IS a relic of their time. The constant references, especially the most recent in The Most Cursed of Hands, include religion - heaven AND hell. My above assumption is that Hunter is going to hell for his actions over the course of his life. My second point lies in the fact that Mr. Usher seemingly emerges out of nowhere, something Dormin covered well. Mr. Usher can properly be deemed a catalyst of the events to come, causing Hunter to burn down The Dime and subsequently the church as well. As a result, he caused the "final showdown" between Hunter and the P&P.
P.S. How "Miss Leading" is autological in that she misled him to believe the feelings between them meant something, and "Mr. Usher" could also be autological as in he is "ushering" Hunter into the afterlife.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:17 AM
As an aside, your assumption that Ms. Leading dies is correct - the Priest/Pimp murders her with the reprise of Melpomene after The Flame and before The Fire.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:23 AM
Thanks for replying, I wasn't sure if I would be noticed as a newcomer.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 01:30 PM
As for what Act VI entails, I have no idea. I only know that it's probably not a musical project, which leads me to believe that whatever it is doesn't lend it self to music all that well. If it still follows Hunter into whatever afterlife he's headed for, my guess would be some sort of purgatory where he is forced to come to terms with all of the things that have happened in his life. I'm not totally convinced that he's really done that, even with his final conversation with the apparition.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:39 PM
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