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The Effect of Calamari Inkantation Theory

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Cephalobro, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Cephalobro

    Cephalobro Inkling Fleet Admiral

    May 1, 2018
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    Calamari Inkantation, a song that's very well known by generations in-universe. But how and why does it have the effect that it has? This is where I'm going to attempt to explain it.

    Before the Great Turf Wars had even started, before the time in which ink-based weapons were even invented. Calamari Inkantation started out as a song that celebrates the sea bounty. It has this effect: It snaps those who were brainwashed out of the brainwashed state. It's very possible that the combination of how it's played and how it's sung that has that effect.

    Music is a big part of Splatoon, with most of the music in the game being composed by someone or a group in-universe. Turquoise October made the brainwashing music that's heard throughout Octo Valley and Octo Canyon. It's no wonder why the Octarians are brainwashed by that as they are forced to listen to it.

    However, Calamari Inkantation is actually stronger in the sense that it literately erases the brainwashing effect by being catchy. This is why Agent 8 seems to constantly remember and in some cases, hums it. As Turquoise October's music was literally erased from their mind. Note that none of the Mem Cakes ever mention Turquoise October. As we have seen time and time again, the brainwashing headpiece only works if the music that's also used to brainwash is used in conjunction with it. However, Calamari Inkantation literately takes over and erases the brainwashing music from the mind of whoever hears it.

    This is why in one Sunken Scroll, we see Marina pulling her goggles off as now she has a mind of her own again thanks to Calamari Inkantation. It's also the reason why many Octolings who have never seen the surface before managed to reach it, heck, Octolings of all ages managed to escape thanks to that song.
    #1 Cephalobro, Aug 20, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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