quote AnideaThat was epic theory, you might be actually right, because it explains so much things and, heck, it's logical.I just wanted to suggest a possible theory that no one else seems to have come up with. What if we're underestimating the intelligence of Vaas entirely? A lot of people call him stupid for failing to kill Jason so many times, but, I would suggest he was never trying to kill Jason.
I'll start from the beginning, why does he let you run but shoots Grant straight off as the two of you are escaping?
Vaas, alike his sister, was involved with the Rakyat. These people have displayed the ability to tell something about Jason just by looking at him. Dennis decided he was a warrior. Citra decided he was a great one. etc. Is it really so far fetched that he knew Jason was a great warrior? What if Vaas needed a great warrior, he needed someone who was stronger than he, who had fallen to addiction. He wanted freedom. He wanted to be reborn.
As the story progresses, there become even more reasons to consider this. While he's burning you and Liza to death, he puts a lighter in your pocket. What if this was no accident? What if he considered that they'd have an encounter before Jason was ready to kill Hoyt, so he placed it there with the idea of shooting it if it ever came to that. He would know the impact of a bullet would knock someone out if it hit them in the chest. And later when he shoots Jason, he must have known where the lighter was. That's why he shot you specifically in that spot. I mean, the sound of a bullet on metal is a lot different from a bullet on flesh. Let alone the lack of blood and breathing.. There is no way he wouldn't have noticed you were still alive. No matter how stupid he was. If he wanted 100% certainty that you were dead, he would have shot you in the head.
Another thing I missed was the part where he tries to drown you. His monologue is basically him warning you not to become insane. Also, his monologue at the attempted burning of you and Liza was warning you about your loved ones. It's as if Vaas is teaching you. What if he specifically gave you weak ropes? It's far too unlikely that Jason would just be able to break them.
The ending of Vaas clearly illustrated his desire for 'rebirth'. What if his idea of rebirth, was the creation of someone stronger than he was to finish his mission for him? Then, everything he put Jason through was just a series of trials to train him to kill Hoyt. This is how he was reborn. I think Vaas dies here. He doesn't let Jason kill him, he fights his hardest. He sees this as the final trial. He must have been thinking 'If you defeat me, you have passed and you will defeat Hoyt.' Now, the knife. He clearly has the knife you gave Citra. This creates a new problem.
My solution to this problem, is that Citra and Vaas were working together. Citra gave him the knife and let him know about Jason's moves. Why would she do this? Simple. Both Citra and Vaas wanted the creation of a strong warrior to complete the mission that Vaas had failed. I theorise the Vaas was like Jason, he was set up to be the leader of the Rakyat. There is a part where he mentions being asked to kill someone by his sister. Who is the only person that Vaas would be asked to kill? Hoyt. How did Vaas end up on Hoyt's side? He lost. They must have had some sort of battle but Vaas lost and was subject to awful torture involving drugs. He became addicted and insane.
Everything fits into place with this theory. Unfortunately, it means Vaas is dead. He died for the sake of Jason. He might still be alive, Citra could have been prepared to treat him beforehand but I'd say it's more likely that Vaas wanted to die for Jason.
quote Coi CkiThat's a good take on it, actually. I'm just skeptical because the way you're informed that Vaas died seemed to be real and not just an hallucination. Perhaps the hallucination actual enabled him to give him an edge when getting up close to Vaas to where a knife battle occurred.Far Cry 3 is Jason's drug-induced dream.. In "reality" he has passed out, possibly in a club, where the music at times passes into his subconscious mind (the ambient beat heard from time to time).
He has probably seen the news about the pirates and his mind is making up the rest, as events unfold.
Anyhoo, that's just how I see it. Whatever the case, it's an awesome game.
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