Luna’s achieved goal and the aftermath with Tanner? (Fiction Theory)
Luna got the file with the information about the Blueblood Killer from Tanner who seemed to be very impressed with her hard work and determination.
It’s a bit pity that we don’t know what happens after Tanner injected her again. All in all, there’s a cliffhanger with an open end of “Scrutinized”.
I’m really asking myself if there could be any DLC or a concrete sequel where we would know the real ending of Luna’s tale in the WTTG universe.Though this might be answered in “Welcome to the Game: Online” where everyone is included besides Luna and Tanner like Clint, the Doll Maker, the Noir or (for sure) Adam himself aswell.
It would be interesting to know who the BBK is and also how Luna will find him and if there would be any dialogue between Luna and him about his victims and her cousin.
Nevertheless, at some point it was said it’s a remained mystery if the BBK is a man or a woman because no one know his or her face. I personally think it would be somehow unsettling and suprising at once if it would be a female and also to know if there is a proper background story or another explanation of his or her motives.
Tanner is also someone who wouldn’t leave Luna on her own because in the very end his last words were: “Until next time ... Luna.” which contain surely an aftermath in the future between these both important characters.
This now may sound like a fanfiction-theory but what if Luna and Tanner must cooperate with each other because of an more important win-win situation?
At first, I thought that Luna and Tanner would work together to find the BBK like Katara and Zuko did to find the murderer of her mother. Somehow this might be interesting but I’m not fully convinced that Tanner would change his whole attitude because of Luna and become somehow really caring instead always being ... just Tanner from “Scrutinized”.
We don’t know if Adam really cared that much achieving the information of the BBK or not but if he might care a lot and asks Tanner about his task to find the information which he might denies or tries to explain that Luna was quicker than him. A much worser scenario would be if Adam finds out that Tanner was the one who gave Luna the file and didn’t fulfill his task and that could Adam judge as a betrayal and because of that Tanner could be kicked out of Adam’s organisation.
After all, Tanner stated to Luna that he has indebted himself to Adam which means he did (maybe never) want to work for him voluntarly. Like I’ve assumed in my previous theory post about Tanner role he might have indebted himself to him because he might had one single victim and Adam was the help he needed to escape, although the police is looking out for him.
Because of the betrayal conspiracy Adam will want to punish Tanner and there could be different options such as sending the whole information about Tanner to the police so he might get caught.
An another thought might be that Adam wants to see Tanner’s anxiety and slow process of self-control if he set a bounty on him, so every antagonist would hunt him. Yes, this might remind you of “John Wick: Chapters 2 & 3″.
Anyways, Tanner could easily become the quarry himself among his former colleagues and even if he always seems so cheerful, this might change him into a serious and strained person aka his other characteristic side.
What role would Luna take in this whole situation which is basically about him and his former decision to help her?
I personally think that they both have nothing in common in a romantic way (if the developers confirm so, it would be a bit strange but I’m neither against this). There could be a new win-win situation or better to say “a deal”.
I don’t know if Luna would find out about the bounty of Tanner or he would tell her personally again within a tensed atmosphere (like kidnapping her again if his hideout is still save or he might get in her house again). This might lead to an intensive talk between the pro- and antagonist of the previous plot.
Luna might be also a target for the hunters if Adam would find out about her or he would know that there is a person who got the information from Tanner.
So both,Luna and Tanner, would become the hunted.
There, my second thought was a “deal” which they could arrange. Luna must help Tanner but I’m not sure in which way (to beat Adam and his whole squad or to find a save place for him with her computer skills). In return, Tanner might promise to somehow distract Adam and the hunters ... But that’s a point which I can’t tell for sure.
I think we all are interested to find more about the characters of this universe which we might will in the future game or never will, but Tanner is somehow a vibing and a very popular anatgonist like Eddie Gluskin from “Outlast Whistleblower” in 2014 was. It would be great if the developers would some day release his personal information beside his surname “Grayton” like age, height, the truth about the asumption if he’s a cannibal or not and the most important: his background story.
Tanner is a young man who is in his late 20′s or in his 30′s and beside his good looking appearance, it remains unknown if he’s an actual doctor or chemist because of his former quote “I’m no master chemist”.
It’s also somehow funny and unsettling at once how fast Tanner is. If you look closer, Tanner isn’t running ordinary but doing jump steps and he seems to have a great stamina although he’s smoking. This might mean he was in the army or he’s just good sports man. And we might (never) know his motives or reasons for his psycho character (he might have been like that since his birth or some event changed him dramatically which I assume is not the case). And we might (never) know his feelings towards Luna besides high respect.
It would be ineteresting to see Tanner and Luna cooperate and becoming closer and develop a (small) friendship. They might travel through the country to find more evidences or trying to hide. Sometimes there were car sounds and plane sounds aswell during the game. I assume that the kidnapper did use the plan and Tranner the car ... So he might have one.
Adam might could have the idea to get Luna to let her decide ... like Clint from WTTG 2 had to ...
A decision which is all about deciding if she wants to save her life by telling where Tanner is or worser taking the decision in front of Tanner to sacrafice him. The other decision might be that she must pass so Tanner would be free and he would be out of his debt and Adam might use her like Amelia. Somehow, Tanner would want that Luna should decide against him because “he likes her that much”, but Luna might also feel for him pity because of the developed “friendship” or “sympathy” because of his former aware decision to risk his work for her giving her the BBK file.
Well, this is only my theory which is more fictional, yes I know, but I do hope that the future game would have answers about the BBK, not only Tanner’s but about the other’s lores and a clear ending (if it’ll be the last game of this universe).
In the very end of ‘Scrutinized’ Tanner gave Luna the file which contains the information about the Blueblood Killer that she was looking the whole time for. It was also releaved by Tanner’s quote that he was actually indebted to Adam to find that information and bring it to him. Nevertheless he didn’t do that because of Luna ( or there was also a possibilty that he copied that file which probably wasn’t the case) . Furthermore, he quotes that Adam is “ not a man you'd want to owe favors too" and added "But I suppose you're lucky I like you so much”, addressed to Luna.
So, we may conclude that Adam has a strong interest to find and maybe convince the Blueblood Killer to work for him. Then, there's Tanner who seems to be like an independent individual who, however, needed Adam's help to solve his unknown problem or business and he had become indebted to him to find the subject.
Tanner’s B.O.L.O. says at some point that he’s a “wanted murderer” and the little information says that the police were looking him after “a murder”.
So, there may be a possibility that he had only one single victim due to unknown reasons. If Tanner has only one, it could be also possibly be the case or rather the problem in which he needed Adam’s help (to escape or to find a safe place although the police wants to find him and know about him). It’s also ineteresting that he quotes: “I admit, I’m no master chemist” which means he might not be a doctor or a real chemist and he’s only wearing that lab coat because of his image with the syringe or again due to unkown reasons.
Tanner’s motives through the game remain unclear since he is showing psychopathic character traits with the stalking and tries to get Luna although he helped her in the end (with an unsettling dialogue in his hide out).
To the fact that he actually found the information originally for Adam, he even quotes to Luna: "I happen to know some rather important people - people that know most evrything most worth knowing." which means that he didn't seem to have difficulties to find the information at all.
On the whole, it remains unknown why Tanner takes the risk to mess up with Adam, due to his quote that Adam is dangerous, even if there can be any consequences for him not fulfilling his duty towards Adam. This reminds me a bit of “John Wick: Chapter 2″ where we a have a similair situation between John and Santino with "blood oath" medallion indebtedness. Though, Tanner seems very secure and independent from Adam (unsure if Tanner actually works for Adam the whole time) during the dialogue with Luna. With that, it can be possible that Tanner wanted to not only reward Luna for her impressive crime watch program and pay the highest respect to her, but rather prefereing Luna to find the Blueblood Killer before Adam does so he might explain Adam that she was faster than he to be not punished. This is also a remained question if Luna really impressed Tanner or if he only wants to be more competitve among the other subjects. Or he rather truly believed that it was only Luna’s task and not Adam’s nor his to find the Blueblood Killer (it isn't confirmed if Tanner knew about the tragedy of Luna’s cousin Sarah).
Furthermore, there is also the question if he let Luna go to only be prepared for their next match in the future game or having a real feeling of the highest respect for her (due to his hands were shaking and the fact that he didn't killed her and even helped her).
Tanner and Luna will stay enemies for sure and the question might also never be solved if Luna will leave him alone because of the win-win situation for both (Luna having the file and having a thought that she has indebted herself to Tanner not hunting him down, unless he wants her). In addition, also the question what Tanner real feelings are towards Luna (besides it probably can't be a crush). Plus, I don't think there is any canon nor sequel to 'Scrutinized' plot that they will team up to find the Blueblood Killer or work with each other against Adam’s gang. I guess, it's only a matter of time when “Welcome to the Game: Online” will be released with hopefully more background stories.
‘Scrutinized’ ending - a discussion about Tanner’s motives
Tanner has indebted himself to Adam (without telling a clue about the reason) to find the true identity of the Blueblood Killer. Nevertheless, he gave the file which he carried (maybe the whole game) to Luna because he was so impressed with her crime watch program and also answers to her question about Adam: "Not a man you'd want to owe favors too" and then he adds: "But I suppose you're lucky I like you so much.".
So, we may conclude that Adam has a strong interest to find and maybe convince the Blueblood Killer to work for him. Then, there's Tanner who seems to be like an independent individual who however needed Adam's help to solve his unknown problem or business and he had become indebted to him to find the subject. Tanner even quotes to Luna: "I happen to know some rather important people - people that know most evrything most worth knowing." which means that he didn't seem to have difficulties to find the information at all.
But on the whole, why would Tanner take a risk to mess with Adam (because of the fact he says that Adam is dangerous) if he knows there could be any consequences due to not fulling his duty, unless he copied the file or he truly believes that it's Luna's task and not Adam's or his to find the Blueblood Killer (it isn't clear if Tanner knew about the tragedy of her cousin Sarah). Furthermore, there is also the question if he let Luna go to only be prepared for their next match in the future game or having a real feeling of the highest respect for her (due to his hands were shaking and the fact that he didn't killed her and even helped her).
Tanner and Luna will stay enemies for sure and the question might also never be solved if Luna will leave him alone because of the win-win situation for both (Luna having the file and having a thought that she has indebted herself to Tanner not hunting him down, unless he wants her). In addition, also the question what Tanner real feelings are towards Luna (besides it probably can't be a crush). Plus, I don't think there is any canon nor sequel to 'Scrutinized' plot that they will team up to find the Blueblood Killer. I guess, it's only a matter of time when 'Welcome to the Game: Online' will be released with hopefully more background stories.