Serann Apr 17, 2013 @ 8:21am
Interpretation
So yeah, we all know that the story is a little weird at best and absolutely insane at worst, but what could one read into it? To me it seems that everything the narrator says is what happens in the "real world", while Isaac's travel through the underground are hallucinations, potentially influenced by his dead silblings.

Yes, dead children seem to play a major role, as disturbing as it is. In fact, "Maggy" might just be the most disturbing. It's rather obvious that all the unlockable "characters" are just Isaac putting on pieces of cloth/wigs. Now, there is what appears to be a dead fetus called "Maggy", implying that she died during childbirth or other disturbing things I am not sure I should get into. And then there is his mother presenting Isaac the wig, as if to replace the lost Maggy.

One could interpret that she lost several children, given the enemies and "silblings" you can find as support. Could that be the reason she became so overly religious and insane?
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DeViLMaN666_Qc Apr 17, 2013 @ 7:41pm 
here a awesome picture explaining alot of the interpretation of every character story etc !
http://i.imgur.com/Ucwvi.jpg
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Vari Apr 19, 2013 @ 7:39pm 
Actually those pics aren't in the same order as when you see them after beating the chest, at least not now ... the character interp is pretty good but I wouldn't agree with their story art interpretation.
The Buzzard Apr 19, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
http://edmundm.com/post/32717083908/the-chest-is-open Edmund McMillen himself said that this article was "By far the most mind blowingly accurate break down of the over arching meaning behind the binding of isaacs ending." It's such a great read; I highly recommend it! Enjoy. :)
Capnmaf Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
@nicknacknob - thanks for the link. That was an interesting article...
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