The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac

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Diesel Jul 18, 2013 @ 2:40pm
Binding of isaac explained (Spoilers)
This may not be true but it is the most accurate story:

The binding of isaac is a bible story about devotion to go in which a father has to kill his son to prove he loves god over all, before he is about to kill his son a lamb is stuck in bramble, as a sign to say stop. You probably have noticed how related this is to the story in the into: Isaac being killed by his mom as a sacrafice, the bible on the shelf stops her.

However this is not the main story, the main story is more grim and is less evolved around religon and more around isaac and his family.

First off: The into does not actually happen! This is what isaac believes happens bet this is completely wrong you will find out why his mom wants to kill him soon. We know this as when you kill mom for the first time isaac puts a picture on his wall meaning that isn't the actual story and his mom bursts in!

2: Notice how nearly every item you get is very "Girly" (Moms pants, moms lipstick, bra, pad Etc.) Also you see in isaacs dreams between floors he recives a gift and hit is a wig of girls hair.

The actual story:

The actual story is extremely depressing and evolved around 3 things:

Depression: I am skipping a bit ahead here but when you unlock the chest room by killing isaac with the polaroid you unlock the chest room, beat ??? with the polaroid and the 13th ending will play:
This is based on depression so I will skip the non-relevant things
1. In the actual story isaac is suffering from extreme depression from feeling guilty (his sister and his mom)
The fact he gets bullied in his dreams
And that he has a desire to kill him self (the blue baby)

Abortion: This is the horrible part, the items mentioned above are girly as isaacs mother wants him to be a girl, his mother is going insane after maggy (isaacs sister) somehow died and starts pretending isaac is a girl.

The coat hanger item: This in real life is used for abortions and hence the reason why isaac sticks it in his head, his mom wanted him aborted so she could have a girl not a boy and the power up you get from it is tears meaning this makes isaac depressed as he knows his mom does not want him.

Suicide: If you have completed the 10th (the most story relevant) ending you will notice isaac opening a chest with a dead blue baby in it: The blue baby is isaac and his desire to kill him self, completing the chest room is beating ???, meaning isaac is beating the desire to commit suicide, if you win he continues living, if he does not or goes into the sheol floor he commits suicide (suffocating in the chest)

Bosses: Issacs fears

Mega bosses (Mom (and heart), isaac, ???): He fights his mom as he feels he has dissapointed her, he fights her heart as he thinks he broke her heart, he fights himself to destroy his guilt, and finally defeats ??? to defeat his desire to die.

Sins: gluttony , lust, warth, sloth, pride etc...

Items: Maggy is stronger than bob as a baby as isaac sees maggy as a good thing/ person

Isaac is the only playable character all of them are him dressed up and ??? Is him dead as a baby.

Maggy has the most hearts for the reasons above

Cain is the killer of maggy (Wiki)

Eve, samson and the fez dude(?) Are sinners so they have a lough amount of hearts

??? has the lowest for how much isaac respects his life

The 13th ending describes this story:

Isaac is happy with his family (before maggy is born)

Maggy is born and mom adores her

Maggy some how died (isaac is believed to have killed her as he is jealous of her attention)

The family is missing both isaac and maggy

Isaac believes he has commited a horrible sin and feels guilty (devil)

Isaac is extremely depressed

Isaac is alone and his dad leaves the family due to his moms insanity

Isaacs mom looses it and attempts to kill isaac

What do you think?
Last edited by Diesel; Jul 18, 2013 @ 2:41pm
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nabbed Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:14pm 
I'm sorry, but you are nuts.

The story is about a religious nut (llike you) who thinks that she's hearing God's voice.
But in reality, she's crazy and wants to kill her son, Isaac.
Zinogre Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:31am 
Originally posted by nabbed:
I'm sorry, but you are nuts.

The story is about a religious nut (llike you) who thinks that she's hearing God's voice.
But in reality, she's crazy and wants to kill her son, Isaac.
Both of you are all the reason I need not to get this :S
e3m88 Jul 19, 2013 @ 6:39am 
I believe Isaac is really mean. during cutscenes I saw him as the one doing bad things to others. I don't really know. :Burn:
You don't need to get much from the binding of isaac yet. Even in the wrath of the lamb, everything is still confusing except for the start which is "Mom corrupted by religion and wants to kill her own son". Plus, this game is not the end..

Wait for The binding of Isaac: Rebirth at the end of this year (More-or-Less. The creator(s) have their moments). New content, New style, New ending..
Last edited by Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Joshua Kurayami; Jul 19, 2013 @ 7:00am
Nanoro Dec 12, 2013 @ 10:42pm 
In fact, none of you are right. The most probable theory I've found out there states that NONE of the things happen: instead, it is just within Isaac's mind. He is a little boy with very little toys, and a lot of free time. It is probable that Isaac likes monsters, and therefore invents a little game, an adventure for himself. The fact that the things revolve around the Bible is probably because Isaac was looking for inspiration, and the book was full of it: great evils such as the sins, descriptions of horrid things and characters of his interest (Eve, Cain etc.). In some of the later endings, Isaac stands in front of the chest, flashing through all the playable characters and then looking back before climbing into the Chest: it could hint to the fact that Isaac angered his mother somehow, and she has taken away all of his toys, which would explain why Isaac seems mad enough to kill her, even twice. In the final, secret ending, Isaac is reading the Bible in front of a mirror, sees himself as the Devil and seems to regret and ponder. This could be that he feels remorse over his mother, whom he even wanted to kill for taking away all his things.

Although, I do admit some of the theory above does seem to match and explain some things, such as the Blue Baby. As you may remember, one of Isaac's dreams does tell of him choking inside the Chest. Perhaps he, instead of wanting suicide, has simply had nightmares which feed his "games" even further?

Of course, as long as the game's creators do not confirm anything to be true, we cannot be certain of what the game's deeper meaning is, or if it even has one. Maybe one day.
kisspower12 Dec 15, 2013 @ 3:39pm

Edmund said he was right on track.
Nuff said.
This is the most complex and scariest stories i ever heard
Neit Jul 10, 2014 @ 10:27am 
Originally posted by (っ◠U◠)っ:
This is the most complex and scariest stories i ever heard
It's damn hard to believe when someone like you, the powerful necromancer who ressurected discussion after 7 months says that.
SariusIX42 Sep 30, 2014 @ 12:51am 
Oh, man...Now I'm starting to get a bit confused....I really need to beat Mom's Heart and unlock those endings. This could be plausable after I spent some time reading many theories about this game. I need to play some more BOI along with WOTL to figure it all out. This sounds very fitting. Funny as it seems, I was thinking the almost exact same thing. :)
Fun Fact Nov 30, 2014 @ 9:30pm 
Originally posted by nabbed:
I'm sorry, but you are nuts.

The story is about a religious nut (llike you) who thinks that she's hearing God's voice.
But in reality, she's crazy and wants to kill her son, Isaac.

You're one of those ignorant losers that will never understand anything deeper than your own biased and shallow opinions.
Slayorious Dec 1, 2014 @ 10:13pm 
Originally posted by Kisspower12:

Edmund said he was right on track.
Nuff said.

Thank you for pointing to this, it's nice to know what the real deal is with the game.
Pogonic Jan 10, 2015 @ 1:07pm 
I kinda want to know how a kid presumably crawling back up through his dead mom's ♥♥♥♥♥♥ to cry on her heart can have any biblical meaning XD
RockNarwhal Jan 10, 2015 @ 10:49pm 
TRAPpapaPNP Jan 11, 2015 @ 2:59am 
Neko Lover Jan 13, 2015 @ 2:50am 
Who cares for the religious parts of this game? The Story is a puzzle, but once put together, it's brilliant!! I don't believe a GOD would tell you to kill your own son...WHAT'S THIS ISIS??!?!?!
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