The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 103: [continued]

VLR OST: [Clarification]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What a relief, huh? Looks like the cat's alive.


[Music fades out]

The many worlds interpretation is one theory for explaining that weirdness.

So there's another world out there where this cat died?

Yeah, that's the idea.


999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

Well, your story was pretty insane.


You don't think so?
Just... the idea of something being alive and dead at the same time...
And if the moment the lid is opened determines whether or not the cat's dead, then...

I mean, the cat doesn't die when you open the lid, so it must have already been dead.



You've experienced it, haven't you?

What on Earth are you talking about?

When you chose "betray", what was my vote?


But what happened this time?

I chose "ally", and you chose "betray".


When did you push the button?

Right before the deadline.

I see. Well, that makes this a little easier to explain.
If you chose "betray", then my vote was "ally".
If you chose "ally", then my vote was "betray".
But I made my choices a whole minute before you made yours.

That my choice in the future altered your action in the past?

Yeah. From your perspective, there's no other way to interpret it.


Now that I thought about it, round one had been the same...

999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I found it over there.
Let me give you one last example.

What number is the die on?

Still being an optimist.

It's probably six.

Okay, I'm going to open the lid...

That was just a fluke.

Was it?


What number was the die on?

Six, of course.

Haven't you been paying attention? The die is still a collection of atoms, isn't it?
I don't think you can reasonably suggest that it was made of some different kind of matter.

Wait, so you're saying that before you opened the lid...
The die was on all the numbers?

Uh-huh. That's one way to look at it, at least.

And then when you opened the lid, it was just one number?

Or it might have become that number when you declared which one it was.

Huh? Wait, what do you mean?

[Music fades out]

That's... crazy.

We got a little off-topic there, but I think I made my point.

You and I seem to be able to jump from branch to branch.

Of course, our bodies aren't doing the jumping.
Our consciousnesses just sort of... dive into other versions of ourselves in other worlds.

999 OST: [Eternitybox]

That's how you knew my name, right?
You'd jumped in from another world.
That's how you knew all those other things you shouldn't have known.

That's the best I can figure out at least.

Maybe we only remember particularly important things? I'm not sure how it works.
But whatever the reason, it seems to be fairly limited.

And often we don't seem to remember jumping at all, things will just sort of pop up.

That's why when someone asks how we know X, all we can think of to say is "I just knew".



I don't remember ever doing this before, so why would it start now?

If we knew that, I don't think we'd be having so much trouble.

It's just...

Just what?

Well, I'm pretty sure it has to do with why we're locked up in here.
There's no way this doesn't have something to do with whatever Zero Sr.'s trying to do.

Why would he have left that Schrödinger's Cat book in the crew quarters?

Hm... You aren't kitten, are you?

And all nine of us are locked up inside the box right meow...

What if you've got it backwards?


Then the moment we step out of this place...

Yeah. We might be determining the history of the world outside.

No way...

I had a thousand other questions, but before I could open my mouth to ask them--

Did something happen?

Yes! We found it!

Found what?

What do you mean, "what"?! What else could we find?
The bomb! The other antimatter bomb!
The number two bomb is in the control room!