Wikia

Heavy Rain Wiki

Theories for Ethans Blackouts

189pages on
this wiki

Forum page

Forums: Index > Watercooler > Theories for Ethans Blackouts


This is for theories on why Ethan blackouts and awakens with an oragami in his hand. Or if the game eplains it and i just missed it put it here too.


  • my theorie? Ethan is still heartbroken over the loss of Jason. Ethan believes that it should have been him that got killed instead of Jason, hence the truck trying to run you over during a backout. I think the origami figure is supposed to be his subconcious telling him that the killer will strike again and that Shaun is his next target, or that Ethan secretly believes that his previous actions make him seem just as bad as the Origami Killer. Silenthillfan1983 22:54, March 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • My theory is (you know the way Grace and Ethan say that he remembers the bodies in the water?) that he goes to the wastelands or marshlands. Also, he has the psychological problems, so it might make him think so. I'm no psychologist, but that's what I think. The Killer could've been there on the wastelands looking for a place for the new body, and recognised Ethan and somehow gave him the figurine, maybe even handed... He is aware that Ethan doesn't remember things, so it's quite possible, don't you think?SahRooNya 16:11, October 13, 2010 (UTC)
  • My personal theory is that Ethan and Scott were actually victims of the shrink. I believe the shrink originally aimed to manipulate people into becoming killers by capitalizing on what they feared, traumatic events, etc. perhaps via mapping their brain during visits (ex. the console you see as you are interviewed). In the note (written by Scott) Ethan recieves regarding the disappearing children, the first line mentions a church. The closest place that resembles a church in the game is the shrink's room, lined with stained glass windows. Indeed, the shrink (visit to the 'church') is in chapter 6, while Shaun's disappearance occurs after the visit in chapter 7 (came home from 'church'). Ethan begins vigorously searching for him (searched, called, cried, and begged). The only reason Scott was able to take Shaun was because Ethan blacked out (due to something the shrink may have done). My humble opinion, but I guess we won't know for sure until the sequel...
  • Heavy Rain Cutting Room Floor05:27

    Heavy Rain Cutting Room Floor

    The truth about Ethan's blackouts

    Released January 5th, 2011 Heavy Rain: Cutting Room Floor fleshes out a few of the major plotholes like Ethan's blackouts. I have to admit I actually prefer some of the fan explanations. Evil Asch (talk) 08:05, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki