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Thought I'd start a discussion for people who have finished the game to discuss theories and ideas. There are lots of different theories out there, some people are convinced Hannah has a multiple personality disorder and she and Eve are the same person. I started with that theory but after a while it became evident they are twins (to me anyway), especially after I found out about Florence. Lots of unanswered questions of course.

I messaged the creator, Sam Barlow, via Her Story's official Facebook page re: if the story is intended to have a definitive answer. He said:

"...I'm quite happy for players to come to their own conclusions as to what has happened. I have my only idea, but there's is just as valid!"

The Sarah character is really intriguing as we know so little about her, despite playing as her for the entire game. Sarah's Eve's daughter from my understanding but what are your thoughts on her, and what did "SB" mean when he asked if you understand what she did?
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andrew84uk: Thought I'd start a discussion for people who have finished the game to discuss theories and ideas. There are lots of different theories out there, some people are convinced Hannah has a multiple personality disorder and she and Eve are the same person. I started with that theory but after a while it became evident they are twins (to me anyway), especially after I found out about Florence. Lots of unanswered questions of course.

I messaged the creator, Sam Barlow, via Her Story's official Facebook page re: if the story is intended to have a definitive answer. He said:

"...I'm quite happy for players to come to their own conclusions as to what has happened. I have my only idea, but there's is just as valid!"

The Sarah character is really intriguing as we know so little about her, despite playing as her for the entire game. Sarah's Eve's daughter from my understanding but what are your thoughts on her, and what did "SB" mean when he asked if you understand what she did?
Much like you I though Multi personality issues but twins seems the more logical answer as I understand it I almost think the answer would be clear if we could see the other does/doesn't have the tattoo to help in making that guess. Who killed Simon I am still unclear on. What is your motive to look at the tapes? I thought for whatever reason it was a cold case thing and you were the detective and trying to close the case after getting to see the info presented.
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Post edited December 25, 2015 by teleguy
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andrew84uk: I started with that theory but after a while it became evident they are twins (to me anyway)
I'm curious as to why you think it is evident. The only serous evidence would be the tattoo, but we don't know if that tattoo is real or not.

There are many things which point to the idea of multiple personality disorder. For me, the two most important ones are Eve living in the attic for about 10 years without anyone noticing, and Eve saying both "my sister is gone, and she's never coming back" and "can you arrest someone who doesn't exist". There are also lots of small things like Eve's period stopping when Hannah became pregnant.

But then, I also believe the story is made to have both possibilities.
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andrew84uk: I started with that theory but after a while it became evident they are twins (to me anyway)
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wbaric: I'm curious as to why you think it is evident. The only serous evidence would be the tattoo, but we don't know if that tattoo is real or not.

There are many things which point to the idea of multiple personality disorder. For me, the two most important ones are Eve living in the attic for about 10 years without anyone noticing, and Eve saying both "my sister is gone, and she's never coming back" and "can you arrest someone who doesn't exist". There are also lots of small things like Eve's period stopping when Hannah became pregnant.

But then, I also believe the story is made to have both possibilities.
I've also considered the multiple personality disorder theory, but if I remember correctly, Hannah DID provide a positive, stone-proof alibi for the time of her husband's death, and it's only possible if her twin was real.
Was it really a solid alibi though?

The body had been in the basement for days (weeks?). Who's to say she didn't kill him, drive up to Glascow, then stash the body for a long time to cover up the exact time of death? She said she planted the watch on him to make the alibi seem believable.
I was thinking the same guys: two sisters, Eve got pregnant, Hannah killed Simon and ran away.... But about the tattoo... Every video she has a tattoo, but in different arms... It could be she never had a permanent tattoo, but... I really don´t know.


Now I saw, the full story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFveBzbyIVA
Post edited September 07, 2018 by GuiBraga
(This is mostly for myself. I might replay it to pay more attention to things -especially to the police siren- and maybe find more missing pieces.)

As far as my theory (based on the videos I saw) goes: (It's been almost three weeks since I played, so my memories are a little fuzzy on some things.)

You are Sarah, Hannas daugther. She is pregmant at the time of the interview/s.

Hanna is the woman with the ponytail, Eve is the woman with open hair. They are identical twins. (Both probably have psychological problems.)

Florence (midwife for the twins mother) lived across the street of the partens and her husband died in the war, when she was around twenty years old. She never remarried, but always wanted kids. When the twins were born, she told the mother her firstborn (I think I remember it was the firstborn) was dead and took the (not dead) baby home. Eve was never allowed to leave the house and was home schooled. She watched Hannah, when she played outside, wondering about that "reflection". (That whole part sounds crazy. Did no-one ever notice a girl at a window in a house, that wasn't supposed to have a kid in it? I do believe that no-one wondered about a midwife carrying babystuff in and out the house though.) Florence had written a diary and Eve found and read it, but burned it later. (So not really proof for the twins theory instead of split personality.)

One day (when the twins were 8? 10? I don't know/remember) Florence fell down the stairs (might have had help, even though Eve said it was an accident) and Eve went outside and met Hannah. Eve began living in the attic of her real parents home. Eve and Hannah switched places when they wanted to (for eating time for example; "ate for two but they didn't mind because it didn't show on me" or someting like that; or school-(the one who was better in a field/class would take the test-; but even for dating -he must have thought we had terrible bladder problems with how ofter we went to the bathroom to switch places-). They wrote a detailed diary, so they wouldn't say the wrong things or not know important things and so on. (One day Eve was down for the bathroom, which wasn't so bad, because Hannah was in her room and their mother saw her in her pajamas/underwhere and asked why she wasn't dressed, because they were about to go somewhere as a family. Eve ran into Hannahs room und Hannah came out "a moment later" fully dressed up (appropriately for the occasion). They also had rules.

Hannah broke the rules. She wanted Simon to herself (no more switching places). And she got pregnant. Hannah and Simon "had" to marry, because of the baby. Eve had lots of sex with strangers (because she couldn't with people they knew) to get pregnant, but it didn't happen. "For the first time it wasn't like seeing a reflection of myself" (or something like that).

Something I'm not sure on: Around that time (Hannahs pregnancy) their parents died from mushroom poisoning, even though their Dad was an expert and it couldn't have been an accident. Eve claimed she slept through the whole thing because she was ill. (I'm guessing one of the twins poisoned the parents. I didn't find a video that prooves it though.)

Since the twins were "separate people" for the first time, Eve left and had to get her own life. She became a singer (in London/Portsmouth? Don't remember if that is correct.).

Hannah lost the baby late in the pregnancy. She didn't get pregnant again after, presumably due to complications from the miscarriage. The marriage went on for 15 years and was occasionally rocky.

Simon went on business trips and ended up in the bar Eve sang. They talked. Eve found it hilarious, that he said she was completeley different from his wife.

For their wedding anniversary Simon (had) made a "unique" mirror and gifted it to Hannah (and gifted/had gifted another handmade mirror that looked the same to Eve and told her, he wanted to be with her/liked her more -or something like that-). Hannah got angry about the "unique" mirror and broke it. Simon hit her. She took a shard from the mirror and slashed in his direction to scare him of (that is what is said anyway). She happend to hit his throat and he died. It was Hannah's plan to hide his body in the cellar and she dragged him there. Eve had an alibi for them because she was in Glasgow.

Another part I'm not entirely sure on: Hannah got pregnant (surprisingly) somewhere around this time and decided she wanted Eve in her life and she wanted to tell Simon all about her, so they could be sisters. She didn't tell Simon about the pregnancy yet. She was waiting for the right time. When she told him, he wasn't exactly happy about the baby.

The baby is all that matters.

All in all, the split-personality seems more likely, but it's boring. :-)
With so many hints to Hannah Smith having a mental disorder causing her to operate as two individuals, it baffles me how many who find the twin-theory more credible. If the twin-theory were true, there are so many far-fetched things going on in this story that it would lose any relation to the real world, and turn into pure, childish fantasy. It became rather too obvious, rather too soon that we were dealing with a split personality situation.