"Nerissa" HAS to be Faith Question

So reading i keep getting stories like this:
*"Nerissa" HAS to be Faith. I can prove this through the knowledge of multiple playthroughs. Be patient and read all of this to fully understand.

Before I get into it, we all know that Telltale does EVERYTHING for a reason, and even the most subtle of hints have been carefully placed in the game by them, some examples are: Georgie's "stop laughing" line and the fact that his choice in cigarettes matches the killer's unpopular brand. Clues like these are present well before act 5. On that topic, there are actually a load of other subtle clues, some that are the more relevant to this topic are as follows: while being interrogated in Act 2, the Woodsman mentions that faith stole something and in act 4 at the Tweedle's office, a document mentions that what Faith stole was a photograph from the crooked man.

These are some things hide in plain sight and Telltale do these things intentionally! if you've never played a Telltale game and are unaware of how subtle they are, you should also consider all the research they would have to perform before writing a story about fable characters; they CANNOT create an event that would conflict with fable comics, or the history of the characters.

SO HOW CAN I PROVE NERISSA IS ACTUALLY FAITH? Keep in mind, all of Telltale's research and of course, their notorious sneaky nature, these events are NOT coincidences:

Now, consider Faith's original story that was intentionally drilled into our heads back in act 1, "She flees her town while in a disguise". Its not a coincidence that "Nerissa" does this at the end, nor is it a coincidence that Bufkin quotes that very line during Bigby's thoughts at the end. The lines Bigby remembers are mostly similar dialogue between the two girls, there's no other reason to throw in Bufkin's line other than to differentiate which one is alive, clearly implying that Faith disguised herself and left. Think about it, when Telltale was choosing which lines Bigby recalls, that line wouldn't be there if they weren't trying to make it clear who was who.

The thought of Nerissa being alive seems more logical at first, but think about Faith's personality in contrast to Nerissa's, Faith is clever, witty, and can be deceitful at times, Nerissa is more emotional and not quick on her feet like Faith. So HOW ON EARTH could "Nerissa" be so prepared to lie to the entire community INSTANTLY after her spell was broken? Furthermore, the next day at the crack of dawn she is already packed and ready to leave town, surely this decision had to have been planned. This begs the question, If it was truly a traumatized Nerissa confessing herself to Bigby at the end why would she avoid telling Bigby she glamoured herself as Faith in the beginning? We know one of them is the other, so a humbled, emotional Nerissa would surely have opened up about this...UNLESS (take a guess) she is actually Faith trying to escape!

The very last line in the entire game is a quote from Faith where she says, "See you around, Wolf." To me, this is a HUGE indication that Faith planned on seeing Bigby again. Surely the decision to make it the final line in the game must've had Telltale feeling that they're making it obvious. (This is certainly her voice as the subtitles for this line are blue.)

Additionally, something that irked me during the actual end conversation with "Nerissa", is that she seems to answer some things with ambiguity, and it almost seems as if shes trying to distance herself from all the conflict, "Faith did this, then Faith did that" she tries to blame it all on the "Faith" that Bigby believes is out of the picture. This is more clever writing from Telltale and closes the case in my eyes, but on the topic of how this could all be possible, it is noteworthy that the butcher's shop in Act 4 has a chalkboard which shows that Faith, Lily AND the real Nerissa purchased glamours, so this would support the idea of the real Nerissa being killed in Faith's place.

Let me know what you think, I have yet to find anything that conflicts this theory overall, I think i've cracked it.*

Now here is the confusing part. Lets say Faith was glamoured like Nerissa like this theory states. That would mean the real Nerissa was glamoured as Faith when she was beheaded. Why would she have looked like faith? Also that means at the exact Faith was glamoured like Nerissa, Nerissa was also glamoured as Faith in some weird episode of celebraty wife swap. The reason I say this is because whomever the girl who showed up at the pudding in pie that night delivered my 58 dollars. I find it unlikely that Faith was herself with the woodsman then on the walk over there said "hey ill bet georgie cut Nerissa's head off cause she took my glamour to look like me and he thought he killed me....I better glamour into Nerissa really quick because he is going to FREAK when he sees me walk in!" the Faith glamoured into Nerissa just cause she felt like it to deliver the money.



  • edited December 2015

    I fell like it was Faith you met both times... which really makes it sad for Nerissa as she will have no closure. But why would Faith have a Nerissa Glamour in the first place? How could she have had it made from the time she wend to see Woody to the what 2-3 hour window Nerissa glamoured as Faith was killed? Why would a Faith Glamour even exist?

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited December 2015

    You're right. Faith was glamoured as Nerissa. This has been revealed in the last issue of the Fables: The Wolf Among Us comic adaptation.

    They were prostitutes that often took over each other's shifts, so Nerissa was likely doing Faith's shift, glamoured as her so she could do it, when she was beheaded. Likewise, Faith would have a Nerissa glamour, as she would need one (she likely had one for Gwen and Lily as well) so she could do her shift if she needed to.

  • edited December 2015

    The only conclusion I could make is they were really close (looking at the pictures) so I'd say Faith was the most demanded escort on the scene and a way for all of the girls to make some money is to trade places with each other. I'm kinda disappointed it did not ambiguous in the comics but let me ask Jennifer, "Was there any sense that Faith manipulated the situation that she "sacrificed" Nerissa? (ie., she knew what was coming so she deliberately had them cross glamour each other so she would not die) I assume then both Nerissa and Lily did not know Faith took the picture.

  • if you read TWAU comic ( the one based off the game) it shows at the end the crooked man putting faith's family ring on Narissa's finger. Then if I remember correctly he says something like "you wont escape me again".

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