I’ll try to make this brief.
(Warning: Post May Contain Some Spoilers, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, please don’t continue and just play the game.)
I got into the Undertale craze. So of course, that means I’m going read and consume every thing about it that catches my fancy.
Which usually involves the character Sans.
Still, the reason I’m writing isn’t because of Sans himself. No, lots of people do that already. They’ve already over-analyzed everything about his character, and at this point there’s probably nothing new I’d be able to say about him.
Well, except maybe for one, eensy-weensy, tiny, trivial thing? Maybe. I don’t know. I could be wrong. But here it goes:
Remember these things?
At first I thought they were dragon skulls. Maybe they really are dragon skulls. But after looking at this:
I’ve decided to reconsider.
Those things aren’t dragon skulls. I think they’re dog skulls.
Ghastly, lazer-shooting, dog skulls.
Which I think makes sense when you think about it this way:
- Where does Sans live? In Snowdin. Snowdin is full of dogs.
- Hell, he even sells hot dogs.
- Where are you in the game? The Underworld. Who supposedly guards the Underworld? Cerberus, Hades’ three-headed monster dog. His job is not just keeping people who are not supposed to be there out–he’s also there to keep people in. Only the greatest of heroes can ever hope to make it past Cerberus. Sans is a sentry, and the last line of defense that keeps the Fallen from ruining the timelines for good; had it not been for that one favor from Toriel, he would have killed Frisk as soon as he stepped in Snowdin because at the time he would’ve been of the opinion that Frisk didn’t belong in the Underworld. When you play the neutral routes, he kinda guides you out of there; when you play the Pacifist routes, he allows you to get past him because he recognizes your merits; and when you play the Genocide route–he does everything in his power to contain you.
- Sans’ sense of loyalty, and tenacity even in the face of certain doom at the hands of someone/something incomprehensibly more powerful than he is are traits that can also be associated with dogs.
And that’s about it. I know it’s not much, and chances are someone probably thought of it before. Still, I hope you had even a little bit of fun reading this. ^_^ Thanks for dropping by.