WARNING: YOU’RE IN THE BLOODBORNE SPOILER SPLASH RADIUS
Despite the fact that I’ve been playing Dark Souls 3 religiously (just this side of ritualistically) for the last month, my mind always seems to stray back to Bloodborne, because I can’t get my mind off its fascinating story. You wouldn’t necessarily know it had one if you charge through without looking – it’s hard to miss the cthulhu demons clinging to everything with a steeple, but what’s actually going on beneath the surface in this beast-ravaged city is a lot harder to parse.
Even worse, if you choose to pursue the final and most elusive ending – where you encounter a mysterious god called the Moon Presence and promptly battle it to the death – you may have no idea why it’s significant enough to act as your last, most pivotal encounter. In fact, you probably won’t, because it’s never once referred to by name before descending from on high to ruin your day.
There’s no real answer to that question – that’s the beauty of the Souls series and its famous ambiguity. But there’s plenty of evidence scattered throughout Yharnam to build a case, and I’ve come upon a fascinating theory: the Moon Presence is the thing that started you on your journey in the first place, so you will destroy the reproductive rival stealing all its viable human mates.