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King and Red Flowers

Nov 17, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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I noticed a rather interesting tidbit on Pixel's BBS:

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> Why does King have red/pink eyes?
by red flower.

> Hey pixel.
> How did king survived the red flower and not dissapear like toroko?
He may have cooked it..

So the theory that king's red eyes were related to red flowers has some merit. Figured I'd throw this out there.
 
Nov 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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Red flower soup, maybe?
 
Nov 17, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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If only King: Strife and Sacrifice was finished or Misery Story never cancelled...

Anyway, I don't know how bizarre this seems, but I'll say it anyway.

It could be that King had a smaller dosage of the red flowers than Toroko had, which didn't cause him to turn into a frenzied Mimiga, and only caused his eyes to be a red colour.
 
Nov 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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I knew it!

And people called that theory stupid, ah!
 
Nov 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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lol. i asked that why did king not dissapear question : p
 
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Perhaps he cooked it, like Pixel said, and that removed the stuff that makes the mimigas go crazy.
 
Nov 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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I remember reading in the Cave Story wiki that Arthur got his strength from red flowers.
Maybe he passed this bit of information on to King before he got killed?
 
Nov 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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I remember reading in the Cave Story wiki that Arthur got his strength from red flowers.
Maybe he passed this bit of information on to King before he got killed?
I didn't know the wiki was for fanon
 
Nov 18, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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It is an interesting idea, though. Arthur could have researched the flowers and found a way to remove their negative side effects of boiling blood and such.
Then he could have passed it down to King. Then King tries it for some reason and is like "oh wait fuck my eyes" and that's why his eyes are red.
 
Nov 18, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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It could be that King had a smaller dosage of the red flowers than Toroko had, which didn't cause him to turn into a frenzied Mimiga, and only caused his eyes to be a red colour.

That's what I always liked to think, I theorized he took a small controlled amount as a last ditch steroid.
it's always cool to see fan canon get confirmed, though.

I've also considered that the flowers could induce an addictive pleasureable drug-like effect, and maybe King had a bit of a lasting drug problem after being forced to take them. :mahin:
I suppose that could explain why the flowers were still stashed in Arthur's basement.
 
Nov 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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In the game we see 3 mimigas with red eyes (well...not including the grasstown one and the ones you fight on the balcony. they don't have their own portraits)
They are King, Igor, and Toroko. interestingly they eyes are all different shades of red
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From what we know, King is a pretty normal mimiga. A bit irrational, sure, but still normal. He IS strong enough to take out Balrog in one move, but in turn gets killed in a single hit while the Doctor comments on how fragile mimigas are. (Heck, he even gets shoved around by Toroko back in the village.)
Igor is the first fully hulked-out mimiga we see. He has no qualms of beating you to a pulp....should you attempt to interfere with his master's lab. That means he still retained at least some traces of his sanity/memories, and his rage is not unprovoked.
Frenzied Toroko, on the other hand, doesn't even remember you as a friend. She attacks you as soon as she hulks out.

So in short:
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Other (related) theories/observations:
The flowers don't just change eye color, but eye shape as well
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red eyes are not limited to Mimigas
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Nov 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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Nighth, that is really cool stuff! Thanks for sharing! :D

For one thing, I never even noticed the cat eyes vs. normal eyes stuff going on.
 
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