In the Evil (bad) ending of Dishonored, Samuel fires a flare to alert the guards, saying that Corvo is not so different to the antagonists. Why did he do that, knowing Corvo is the only hope to find and save Emily?

  • Do you mean the "evil" ending? Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 23:39
  • Yes the one happens if you kill too many people
    – Hitman2847
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 6:25
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    Presumably someone so evil wouldn't be the right person to save Emily. Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 0:13
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    @Close Voters - This isn't a game design/developer question, it's a plot question, one of our primary on-topic areas of expertise
    – Robotnik
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 1:41
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    So why the plot explanation part of the movies sector always gets answer? Gamers are not interested in the plot , thats why . But i Don't play a game only because of the gameplay , story matters to me too . as half-life series got a strong story rather than a strong gameplay . anyway as i see any one does not care about the plot can skip these kind of question . but plot is almost as important as the other elements.
    – Hitman2847
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 12:54

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In my humble opinion it's simply this: to get the "High Chaos" ending you have to have pretty much killed everything in your path, and this has been eating away at Samuel (whose comments become increasingly sour as you progress through the missions even before the end).

By the time Samuel has delivered Corvo to Kingsparrow Island, the long boat journey has forced him to ask himself: will the young empress be any better off in the hands of this mass murderer? And, having decided that things could only be worse with Corvo hovering over the throne, Samuel tries to throw him to the wolves.

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