Q: Do you feel the Baron was a pawn
or a convenient excuse for Ludwigs downfall, or was he the main cause?
A: "Well, I don't see the Baron as a pawn, he is
WAY to individual for that..but I think he used others as his
He must have had a way to be very convincing and
charming towards other people, that was his main strength, he
must have been a respected member of society by then.
Friedrich was really behind the arrestation of Ludwig, that
is an unanswered enigma, however he had some serious
connections with Bismarck at the time.
Historically they just
wanted to get rid of Ludwig, because he was MUCH to expensive
(with all the castles he built), he wasn't an example of how
a king should be (however, the people loved their 'fairytail
Personally I think, that in the game, Friedrich just
became afraid...as he made ANOTHER victim that went mad over
the curse of lycanthropy. He was afraid that Ludwig would
come after HIM, so I think he plotted something against him
with other politicians..and off course..THEY wouldn't mind
that he would dissapear."
Q: Do you think Ludwig wanted to be like the Baron ?
A: "Initially yes..but not because of the
lycanthropy.he hated it..he knew what the curse meant.
he was attracted to Friedrich because of his charming
personality, they both shared the taste for operas and the
music of wagner, and smart as Friedrich was, he was a great
talking partner for Ludwig.
It was like with all the others,
once he met someone interesting , Ludwig got obssessed with
the person and overloaded him with gifts and attentions,
untill the moment he got bitten..from then on Ludwig TRIED to
hate him.. but as you can read in his diarys, he STILL was in
love with him somehow.
Untill he realised that his very soul
was in danger when he would not exterminate the Baron, that
is when he worked on the opera together with wagner."
Q: Is the Baron gone for good ?
A: "Honestly? No..I don't think so.. Jane told
me that she INITIALLY didn't plan for him to survive the
fire, but she would see how things would turn out in the
Friedrich COULD be reconstructed, if someone took
his remains from the oven... ya never know.
In any case,
von Glower was a VERY popular character.... so I think
someday Jane will consider bringing him back.
But what if
Friedrich would come back? Would Gabriel STILL be a
Q: Did it seem that Gabriel
was smitten with the Baron before or after the werewolf
A: "Well, Gabriel considered Friedrich as a very
nice man in the first place, a man that could become an
Unlike in Gabriel Knight 1, Gabriel
however finally learned to take his responsibility. He
knew that he had to kill Friedrich to become human again,
there was simply no other way.
No matter how much he would have liked to
stay with him, he knew that he had a responsibility as a
Schattenjäger, and he took it.. However, I think that IF
Grace would have shown him the letter....things just
might have turned out differently (again, the letter was
a perfect example of how manipulative Friedrich really
At the end of the game, Gabriel showed some deep
regret towards killing von Glower...and it is there that
we know he really NEEDS a friend, why else would he ask
Grace to stay with him?"
Q: Was the Baron truly a
A: "No question about that, he was not a
traitor. I think he HAS a good personallity, but just HAS
to learn to live with the fact that he is a werewolf..
this brings him into situations where he has no choice of
being a traitor.. He simply is trying to save his life.
Same thing happens with Gabriel, however he is prepared
to make an exception for him. The choice is simple for
him, either he gets the companion he wants or either he
dies (why else did he return the talisman to Gabriel?) He
leaves the choice to Gabriel: either become my companion,
or otherwise kill me.. (a normal reaction after HUNDREDS
of years of solitude).
At the end the WOLF in von Glower
chooses differently, if he is threatend by Gabriel in
wolf form, he eventually attacks him, when Gabriel takes
the first step. (this is if the game ends badly)"
Q: Why do think
he let von Zell run amok ?
A: "What could he do? There is a great risk for
an alpha to make another betta, as the betta has the
ability to kill the Alpha. The Alpha can do nothing if he
attacks a betta, the same damage will come upon him.
is why needed Gabriel, to get rid of von Zell...as he
could not do it himself. There is no doubt that von
Glower hated von Zells behaviour, be not mistaken: von
Glower killed humans himself (whose pit do you think
that was in the forest?)
But with von Glower it was
different, a human was the same for him as any other pray
(like a healthy beast kills for food), von Zell on the
other hand, killed for THE KILL itself, like a
psychopath... this is what von Glower could not put up
with, cause von Zell lacked respect for the prey...so in
that matter, what he tells Gabriel when he explains the
club philosophy..THAT part is true."
Q: Do you think von Zell was
always miserable or did the werewolf in him cause him to
be so testy
A: "The curse of Lycanthropy just maddened him,
like so many others 'the blood was to much for the brain
and my chosen one ended up dead or mad' von Zell was't
initially like that, as von Glower and von Zell were best
friends BEFORE von Glower bit him, just another mistake
Q : Was Ludwig in love with
Wagner or did he use him for his own gains?i.e cure for
A: "Wagner was like all the rest of people
Ludwig suddenly could become obsessed with, Wagner was
bisexual himself, but it is not known if they indeed had
something sexual together. Ludwig was a bit dissapointed
with how Wagner looked, but he stayed however someone he
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