Does your character link the fire? Dark Souls is well-known for leaving its story scattered across item descriptions, world design, and what little character dialogue exists in the game. Until, at some point, the fire is unsuccessfully linked. Anyone can feel free to expound on this and school me a bit. Thanks for everyone's input. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Many people say usurpation is canon though. All Discussions ... For From Software the canon endings for the first two games are those where you link the fire. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I also acknowledge that, lore wise, light is not always "good" and dark is not always "evil". Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). Time and space also are a bit.. wonky (invasions/other worlds that are exact copies of each "host"). My PS4 has spent more time running DS3 than all my other games combined. As for Usurpation of Fire, whatever happens after that cannot last forever, since it's at least partially built on the remains of the First Flame, which will die eventually. I think there isn't a "good" ending, because there isn't meant to be one. The player must never heal their hollowing status with the Fire Keeper after she receives the Fire Keeper Souland the questline's progression events must be completed in this order: 1. I looked a bit and saw discussion in other places online about what is the canon ending to DS3, and as expected there are subjective answers without any objective one. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. Maybe there's some more struggles from Gwyn's followers to keep things burning and maybe Londor holds on a little while. Its not a bad ending, as she says with time a lot of tiny flames will appear in the dark. Miyazaki believes that having a choice of multiple endings is necessary for people to enjoy the story, and none of the games have a canon ending. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Is it worth it to keep sacrificing in order for the first flame to burn a while longer? Side note: Following the Usurpation or Ending of fire, I'd love to have an epilogue of some sort. So I think the Age of Dark does come. © Valve Corporation. It has probably been discussed here before so I apologize but I am interested in discussion. The only difference between them is if the "gods" or humans are in charge. Most people from what I've read tend to agree that the linking of the fire ending is the "canon ending" for Dark Souls 2. There is no canon ending for dark souls other than the fire is linked in ds 1&2. For From Software the canon endings for the first two games are those where you link the fire. But in the end, the Flame dies and Darkness settles in upon the endless plains of ash, until such time as a new Flame is born... or something else entirely happens. One sigil is given for free. End of fire? Perhaps a short story outlining exactly what occurs following these endings. There are four endings in the game and three trophies/achievements available to unlock. It makes you work for it. Link the fire? Link the fire again or set the world to darkness? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Become the Lord of Hollows and usher in the age of.. Man? And the next one. Darkness falls and in the distant future, flames will flicker back into existence. Dark Souls I's overarching theme is about the start of the cycle. So I like how fuzzy the story is in the game. My point in all this is first to ask a simple question: what do you personally accept as the canon ending and why? All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Not a new game, mind you; nothing like that. Read at your own risk. Most badass ending is killing the fire keeper imo :P. both equally meaningless, just like life is. Fire goes to dark, turns into flame again. In DS3 the ending that makes most sense for me is the one where you summon the Firekeeper so she extinguishes the First Flame, ending with that the cicle Gwyn begun, and allowing the natural curse to flow. But there is no one true canon ending to the game. In DS3 the ending that makes most sense for me is the one where you summon the Firekeeper so she extinguishes the First Flame, ending with that the cicle Gwyn begun, and allowing the natural curse to flow. Just some background for the community in case I get assumptions wrong ahead. The way I see it, Linking the Fire does very little in this game. Usurp the flame? I don't want to see the ending of DS3 bastardized.. just expanding a tiny little bit. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. It really is a fantastic game. Endings "2" and "3" listed belong are the same achievement/trophy, as they are simple variations of each other. At some point, flames will flicker back into existence. I have never played Dark Souls 1 but read enough to get the gist of it. Endings for Dark Souls 3 refer to the events that ocurr leading to and after the final boss battle, before initiation New Game Plus cycles. Dark? 3 years ago. 2.1. You decide! Is it possible to prosper for humanity in an age of darkness? The age of dark is just as temporary as the age of fire. The second thing I want to ask is: does it make a difference? Who knows. The remaining 4 sigils are giv… Time continues another millennia until the next one. Scratch that. Or, conversely, Fire is stolen, to be stolen perhaps again, to be linked or stamped out, only to lead to eventual darkness and then flame again. In 3 out of 4 endings, we see that eventually it appears that the cycles just continue.. with vast differences in potential temporal units. So I understand the lore (somewhat) and get the whole cycles and reason for the Ashen One's journey. What are your thoughts on all of this? 2. I will admit I am at a loss for this one because I suppose I don't know what this truly means besides becoming the god of the undead or something. Only possibilities. I look at the endings and see that, eventually, they all seem to point to the same result.. with just time (and we know this is a convoluted variable in the DS universe) as the factor. Now I don't know the plot of DS2, but I believe that its safe to assume that the canon ending is also kindling the bonfire again in the Kiln. Take the power of the flame for him/herself? I am not a series vet as I never played the first DS (or DeS before that) and started with BB, to DS3, then to partially now through DS2. Moral is, your choice of ending in the first two games has never mattered. So far, we know there are four endings for Dark Souls 3, each one requiring an additional layer of complexity to unlock. Run away to a new painted world and leave the flame behind?