Little Nightmares 2 - Secret Ending Explained

 

Little Nightmares 2 - Secret Ending Explained

Little Nightmares 2's secret ending raises many questions from fans of the franchise. Debate has raged online about his position on the Little Nightmares timeline and how that affects the overarching storyline, and you may be wondering how the secret ending caused more confusion than the normal end of the game.


Little Nightmares 2 - Secret Ending Explained

If you do not know how to unlock the secret ending, then use our guide by clicking on this link. After you have seen the secret ending, then you can safely read on.


What is the role of the dark side of the Sixth in the secret ending?

The secret ending begins with Six teleporting back to the real world via the TV. When she pulls herself together and stands up, her stomach begins to rumble, as it was in the first part of the game. We have our own theories about why her hunger was not showing up in Little Nightmares 2, we will discuss this theory later on this page.

When Six's hunger returns, we see her dark side appear - seemingly evil or an alternative version of it. Sixth's alter ego has appeared in Little Nightmares whenever she gets hungry, so her appearance here is expected. But what is wrong is what she looks at after she appears.

Dark Six turns her head to the left and looks down at what looks like a leaflet. The image on the flyer appears to refer to the Maw, the ship from which Six escapes to Little Nightmares. Then she looks back at Six and silently tells her "what are her next steps." After that, the dark part of Six disappears.

It is likely that the alter ego is simply telling Six where to go next, or offering a hint of what awaits her. However, we suspect that it was the dark part of Six that allowed Mono to fall in the game's finale. If so, it might explain that Six was out of control for the entire Little Nightmares 2 game, and she's not the villainous that many portray her as.

Little Nightmares 2 - Prequel or Sequel?

One of the most interesting questions surrounding the secret ending is whether Little Nightmares 2 takes place earlier than Little Nightmares. It seems odd that the Shadow of the Six would force her to head to the Womb if she had already escaped from there earlier. Some fans also believe that Six's yellow cape that she wears in Little Nightmares was the one she picked up in the second part. As such, some players speculate that Little Nightmares 2 is a prequel to the first game.

However, comments made by the game's developer confirm that Little Nightmares 2 is a direct sequel to its predecessor. In an August 2019 Eurogamer article, the senior designer revealed that Little Nightmares 2 is a sequel to the first game in the canonical timeline. If Merwick's comments are taken at face value, it means that Little Nightmares 2 should take place after the first part. In turn, it can be assumed that the Sixth will return to the Womb to learn more about her past and why she is tormented by bouts of hunger.

Very Little Nightmares is a mobile game set in the Little Nightmares universe that also sheds light on the cloak theory. In the game, the main character is a girl in a raincoat, and the developers, to add confusion, repeatedly show the Sixth. This pair of heroes is trying to escape from a mansion called the Nest. At the end of the game, the main characters fall off a cliff and seem to die. However, the post-credits scene reveals that Six survived and took the girl's yellow cloak. If Very Little Nightmares is a prequel to Little Nightmares, then we can explain how Six got the yellow cloak.

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