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. The age of dark is just as temporary as the age of fire. All Discussions ... For From Software the canon endings for the first two games are those where you link the fire. Ds3 hasn't had a continuation in the form of a sequel and therefore can't have a canon ending. Side note: Following the Usurpation or Ending of fire, I'd love to have an epilogue of some sort. 3 years ago. Most badass ending is killing the fire keeper imo :P. both equally meaningless, just like life is. 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. Is it possible to prosper for humanity in an age of darkness? End of fire? You decide! The way I see it, Linking the Fire does very little in this game. The Flames are truly dying this time, and Linking is becoming less and less effective. Just some background for the community in case I get assumptions wrong ahead. Actually the fire being linked in the first two isn't cannon either. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). Begin again from last sentence. Spoilers to those who have not played Dark Souls 1 and 2 and 3. 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. Moral is, your choice of ending in the first two games has never mattered. © Valve Corporation. Steal the fire? 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. Many people say usurpation is canon though. There is no canon ending for dark souls other than the fire is linked in ds 1&2. The age of dark is just as temporary as the age of fire. Not a new game, mind you; nothing like that. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ending 1: To Link The First Flame. Read at your own risk. Fire goes to dark, turns into flame again. Run away to a new painted world and leave the flame behind? It has probably been discussed here before so I apologize but I am interested in discussion. Does your character link the fire? So far, we know there are four endings for Dark Souls 3, each one requiring an additional layer of complexity to unlock. Become the Lord of Hollows and usher in the age of.. Man? I also acknowledge that, lore wise, light is not always "good" and dark is not always "evil". All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Scratch that. In 3 out of 4 endings, we see that eventually it appears that the cycles just continue.. with vast differences in potential temporal units. Meet and recruit Yoel of Londor from the Undead Settlement. I've looked at lore stuff and am clear about the linking of fire to extend the age of fire and prevent the coming of the age of darkness. And the next one. Time continues another millennia until the next one. Dark? At some point, flames will flicker back into existence. The "Usurpation of Fire" is the third ending; it requires a strict questline to be completed. Time and space also are a bit.. wonky (invasions/other worlds that are exact copies of each "host"). Only possibilities. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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. 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. 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. Am I missing something important (I am sure I probably am)? So I understand the lore (somewhat) and get the whole cycles and reason for the Ashen One's journey. The remaining 4 sigils are giv… I'm looking for the best ending in terms of morality. So I think the Age of Dark does come. My PS4 has spent more time running DS3 than all my other games combined. Maybe there's some more struggles from Gwyn's followers to keep things burning and maybe Londor holds on a little while. The only difference between them is if the "gods" or humans are in charge. Until, at some point, the fire is unsuccessfully linked. Usurp the flame? All rights reserved. So I like how fuzzy the story is in the game. Anyone can feel free to expound on this and school me a bit. Hollows? I don't want to see the ending of DS3 bastardized.. just expanding a tiny little bit. For From Software the canon endings for the first two games are those where you link the fire. 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 SOULS™ III. My point in all this is first to ask a simple question: what do you personally accept as the canon ending and why? Is it worth it to keep sacrificing in order for the first flame to burn a while longer? I think there isn't a "good" ending, because there isn't meant to be one. Endings "2" and "3" listed belong are the same achievement/trophy, as they are simple variations of each other. 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. By the third game hundreds of ages of fire and dark have passed. Darkness falls and in the distant future, flames will flicker back into existence. The cycle of sacrificing humanity and ones own self to kindle the First Flame begins in Dark Souls I with the death of Gwyn. I have never played Dark Souls 1 but read enough to get the gist of it. Speak with Yoel at Firelink Shrine and allow him to "Draw out True Strength" up to five times to receive five Dark Sigils. 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. It makes you work for it. The second thing I want to ask is: does it make a difference? Take the power of the flame for him/herself? The First Flame should had faded long ago and was just artificially mantained so the old Gods could reign a bit more, as they didnt wanted humanity to prosper and take their thrones. It really is a fantastic game. But there is no one true canon ending to the game. There are four endings in the game and three trophies/achievements available to unlock. 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. 2. Dark Souls is well-known for leaving its story scattered across item descriptions, world design, and what little character dialogue exists in the game. 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. Link the fire? What are your thoughts on all of this? 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. 2.1. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Dark Souls I's overarching theme is about the start of the cycle. One sigil is given for free. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. Its not a bad ending, as she says with time a lot of tiny flames will appear in the dark. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Perhaps a short story outlining exactly what occurs following these endings. Who knows. Actually the fire being linked in the first two isn't cannon either. Eventually, someone beats your ass and takes it to restore the linking, end the fire, or take it as their own until someone takes it from then. 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. Thanks for everyone's input. Link the fire again or set the world to darkness?