I agree completely; the origins of the words are fairly clear, and the game does seem to confirm that this is true. I actually hadn’t noticed what Rune Lai pointed out (about Zadoc literally saying “Skiad Ops” when the English subtitles say “Shadow Eye”), and of course that would confirm it totally. Apart from that, we knew that Gash and Endow / Lundi (both Seeker leaders) both carried the title “Skiad Ops”, and that:
“Shadow Eye” is the title given to
the one who leads the village.
His potential and his identity are
That’s what I found mysterious; it does seem like a serious conincidence that the title of Seeker leadership literally relates to Gash’s physical state.
[quote=“Megatherium”]i just watched the ending again and as i was observing gash, i developed a new idea. gash is not missing his right eye, his right eye is black.
A) he blinks. i don’t think people that are missing an eye blink.[/quote]
As far as I remember Gash’s eyelids only partially close around the “shadow” eye, while they close around his good eye normally; that’s what makes me think that the eye is probably missing.
None of this seems to explain Edge’s shock at seeing Gash’s face “unmasked”, though (as presumably he could see the “shadow” eye through the mask anyway, as we did). My best guess is that Gash also had a hideously disfiguring scar of some kind under the mask.
Alternatively it could be seen as a sign of weakness and ineptitude, however. If it’s a title given to leaders, contracting a disease would probably be a pretty odd qualification, too. Stranger things have happened, but the Seekers always struck me as being very practical and down-to-earth; the kind of people who would choose their leader simply because he was a good leader.
Something that’s just struck me that could possibly be important: in what context did Gash actually remove his mask for Edge? They were definitely in the Seekers’ Stronghold, but I can’t recall what lines were said before and afterwards off the top of my head.