It would be the right choice to kill her or ignore her desire? There is a small possibility of medical diagnosis is wrong, and she survives. Ash loves science fiction and pretty much any video game with aliens, mutants, robots, and time travel.
Life is Strange is a 2015 science fiction adventure game released by Square Unix. And it's insanely popular, especially among lesbians, given that the two main characters, Max and Chloe, are in love.
The fact that the two main characters were women, and they were in love was enough to intrigue me (being a lesbian myself and all) but I also remember that 2015 was actually a awful year for me. At the time, I was really pissed at Bioware for Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I was too busy ranting on my blog about how much the game had disappointed me to care about Life is Strange.
If I had known it was a Square Unix game, I probably would have played it a lot faster. This is largely the reason why I believe Chloe was supposed to die, and keeping her alive is not only selfish.
I'm going to counter every argument I've seen on the internet from people who believe that Chloe should live. He wasn't supposed to survive the plane engine crashing on his house.
When he survived, it created a twenty-eight-day time loop that could only be ended with his death. Alex spends the entire film searching for the answer to his conundrum, only to realize in the end that he can't use the time machine to save Emma when her death was the reason he created it in the first place.
In an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard finds himself stuck in a time loop after steering his ship through a wormhole. Eventually, he realizes that the only way to break the time loop is to kill the version of him that arrives from the future.
She was supposed to die in the bathroom, and when Max saved her, it ripped apart the very fabric of reality! Not by messing with time, per se, but by saving Chloe's life.
She changed something that was supposed to happen, creating an entirely new reality different from the original intended one. I'm not sure why so many people have a hard time accepting that Max is responsible for the storm, but she most certainly is.
Chloe is the variable that needs to be removed to reset the timeline and repair the rip in reality. Some fans believe that Max was gifted her powers in order to save Chloe, and thus, letting Chloe die would make her powers pointless.
It's my belief that Max was gifted her powers by the spirits of the Native Americans in Arcadia Bay, who were tired of watching Nathan Prescott and his family destroy their land. They cared about having Nathan go to jail, thus tearing down the Prescott empire by ruining their reputation.
Because if Nathan isn't arrested for murder, then he's killed by Jefferson, which casts him in a sympathetic light. So the spirits give Max the power to turn back time, giving her one week to be with her love before ultimately realizing that she has to let her die.
Basically, the only way to get Max to stick it to the Prescott's was to allow her to rip apart the fabric of reality before she would stand by and let Chloe be killed. The Native American spirits that granted Max her power communicate with her by sending her visions of a doe.
Multiple times, the doe guides her to the lighthouse and even to Rachel's grave. The spirits are trying to guide her into exposing the Prescott's by unearthing Rachel.
With all that being said, if Max is responsible for the storm, then it only stands to reason that she should end it and save the lives of the town. Up until the end of the game, Max has been presented as someone who is intelligent and responsible and cares about people.
I honestly feel as if that harassed ending was added for people who would be angry about Chloe dying. All these deaths are the Universe trying to fix the rip in reality by putting things the way they're supposed to be.
Unfortunately, Max keeps finding ways to bring Chloe back, foiling the Universe's efforts to fix itself. Because of this, the Universe grants Max the ability to time jump through pictures.
Max goes back in time and saves the life of Chloe's father. Max is then forced to live out a reality where Chloe is in a wheelchair.
Because her father never died and because she never met Rachel (who did her more harm than good, in my opinion), Chloe seems more emotionally stable and well-adjusted. When Max first arrives at her house, Chloe allows herself a huge smile that we never see in the blue-hair timeline.
She gives Max a doe-eyed love stare as they are watching a movie. Blue-haired Chloe is so incapable of this type of expression that Max (as revealed in the dream sequence) thinks that Chloe secretly laughs behind her back and actually hates her.
But the reality is, Chloe loves Max deeply, as more than a friend. But Chloe's love isn't what the Universe wanted to show Max.
The reason why there is no storm in the wheelchair timeline is because Chloe is dying. Chloe is dying of respiratory failure, and it's stated in the game that she will be dead soon.
Chloe explains that she has zero agency and wants the freedom to make her own choices. Wheelchair Chloe isn't selfish because she hasn't been emotionally damaged by the world's cruel treatment of her.
The entire speech by Wheelchair Chloe is repeated by Blue-haired Chloe at the end of the game: she doesn't want her parents to die in a diner for her, she doesn't want the entire town to die just for her, and she wants to be able to make that choice for herself. At the end of the game, Blue-haired Chloe is no longer selfish and destructive because realizing that Max loves her has healed the wound in her heart.
There's a very sweet moment where Max is telling Chloe about all the times she hopped timelines and realities just to save her life. The smile on Chloe's face is very touching because she's realizing for the first time how deeply Max loves her.
When Max has finished speaking, Chloe grabs her in a hug and thanks for her suffering through multiple realities just to save her “ungrateful ass.” It shows her character growth that she would be willing to die for others, and it aligns with Max's own selfless morality.
A lot of people want to keep Chloe alive and to hell with the town because Max and Chloe are soulmates and belong together and deserve to be happy, etc, etc. We live in a society that has a pretty warped definition of a soulmate.
Most people think a soulmate is the perfect person for an individual, someone who shares an amazing and incredible spiritual connection with another on a cosmic level. We had such a deep, in explainable bond that I went online looking for answers to this baffling phenomenon, and I discovered the true definition of a soulmate.
On top of helping you grow as a person, soulmates are often in love with and/or involved with someone else, which is ultimately why they leave you. She stayed long enough to nurture the wounds in my heart (much as Max's love healed Chloe) and then she was gone.
She talks about Rachel constantly, and the scene where she discovers Rachel's body is heartbreaking (particularly because of Ashley Burch's great voice acting). Jefferson even has a line in the game where he says that Chloe and Rachel are f×cking in Heaven.
For whatever reason, the narrative really drove it home Rebecca style (it's a book, look it up) that Max would never be good enough to replace Rachel and/or that Max was trying to replace Rachel. I'm pretty convinced she's a horrible person, so the idea of Chloe going on to be with her in Heaven is.
Either way, Chloe was supposed to die to stop the storm. Allowing her to live is not only selfish and in direct conflict with her character arc, but it also means that the rip in reality will just grow bigger.
If Max chooses to keep Chloe alive then she has ultimately doomed the world for the sake of her love. Gives me Buffy flashbacks of Willow trying to end the world because Tara had died.
I look forward to the day when we can have a lesbian story that is a)explicit about the sexuality of the characters and to hell with offending homophones and b) has a happy ending. Chloe’s death may be the catalyst to unlocking Max's powers and their emotional journey together is the main thrust of the story right through to its conclusion.
She has a big mouth often making snarky comments, acts fearless and loves to take risks, which often gets her in trouble. She can be prone to angry outbursts, and has serious issues with abandonment and trust after her father's death, Max's move to Seattle, and the disappearance of Rachel Amber.
Due to all her bad experience over the years, she has become pessimistic and resentful of life, convinced that there wasn't really anyone who actually cared about her or who she could trust in . Nonetheless, Max is aware of Chloe's flaws but still cherishes her highly and considers her a “good friend who shows up when you need her”.
Despite her rough outward appearance, Chloe is actually a very insecure and anxious person, and her tough acting may be nothing more than a facade she built up to protect herself from further harm. Chloe very likely has to deal with depression caused by her experience of loss and abandonment, and it's implied that she suffers from insomnia and even had suicidal thoughts prior to Max's return .
It's possible that her line “Rachel saved my life literally refers to her preventing Chloe from committing suicide. She appears to show symptoms of a condition called Borderline Personality Disorder, as characterized by her trust and abandonment issues.
During a conversation with Max in “Chaos Theory”, Chloe is shown having a meltdown and expressing typical fears of someone who has BPD. All these self-destructive character traits of Chloe, including her rebellion against authorities and her family, her drug abuse, her “boy toy phase” and the loss of control about her own life, which becomes apparent in her chaotic lifestyle and her lack of scholastic and occupational ambition as well as her refusal of responsibility, can be linked to her depression, representing Chloe's way to deal with her desperation, to fill her inner void and to ease her pain.
Also, her lack of sensitivity can be tied to her experience of loss and abandonment and her consequent depression. At the end of the game, Chloe admits her selfishness towards her family over all the years and even offers to sacrifice herself to save the town from destruction.
She wears pale bluish-gray ripped jeans with braces/suspenders, black boots, and a white vest with either a skull, heart, or snake on it. She has a tattoo sleeve on her right arm, an intricate design featuring flowers, butterflies, and a yellowed skull.
Her dyed hair is mainly bright blue with teal highlights, with roots that fade out from pink to light purple. Her natural hair color, strawberry blond, is visible at the roots from new growth.
Young Chloe wears pale bluish-gray jean and a gray sweat shirt with the Arcadia Bay lighthouse on it and the town name in pink lettering. She wears her hair long and straight in its natural strawberry blond shade.
For one thing, she looks so similar but so different... She's all grown up now, but it doesn't seem like she's only one year older than me. Chloe and Max grew up together in Arcadia Bay with their families, where they were close childhood friends who used to always hang around each other and played pirates at their homes or in the woods, dreaming of their future and the adventures they would experience together.
Although Max was supportive at the time, her family moved away to Seattle, leaving Chloe to deal with her grief alone. Not long after the loss of her father, Chloe's mother Joyce and David Madsen became lovers.
David Madsen is a military veteran and Head of Security at Blackwell Academy whom Chloe immediately despised. She grew more and more frustrated with Arcadia Bay and conceived the desire to escape from her hometown.
Her emotional temperament took physical form, as she gradually changed her outward appearance to the punk-rock style of today. She often got into varying degrees of mischief and thus earned a bad reputation with the local police over the years.
Chloe attended Blackwell Academy until at least 2010 , where she eventually found support from another local girl, Rachel Amber, striking up a firm friendship. Her student file reveals she had a 1.7 GPA, taking part in pranks and vandalism before being thrown out of the Academy about three years before Max began attending.
Chloe planned to leave Arcadia Bay without paying Frank back. Max unknowingly encounters Chloe in the girls' bathroom of Blackwell, arguing with Nathan Prescott.
In the car, Chloe is accusatory about Max abandoning her for Seattle and not keeping in touch, although she also seems happy to be reconnecting with her childhood best friend. Chloe keeps old drawings from their tween years depicting the girls as superheroes.
Their friendship was evidently strong, as Chloe reveals that the many missing person posters around the town of Arcadia Bay were put up by her in a bid to find Rachel. She becomes obviously upset as she remembers her friend, daydreaming thoughtfully as Max puts on the CD, and asks to be alone.
Chloe asks Max to hide so that David won't find out about her having a stranger in the house. If you take the blame, David will threaten Max's scholarship and warn her to stay away from the house.
The two girls then exit the house through the window, as Chloe does frequently, and end up at the lighthouse. Chloe confides in Max that she was drugged by Nathan Prescott when she had gone back to his dorm room after meeting him in a “shithole bar” that didn't ask her for ID, and that she awoke to find him crawling towards her with a camera.
Chloe admits that she would like to drop a bomb on Arcadia and turn it to glass. Chloe arrives late and is punished by her mother for her sass by giving her less bacon.
Joyce mentions that Chloe probably has her entire college fund tied up in her diner tab. Max obliges by telling her the contents of her pockets: a parking ticket for 10:34 am, a pack of 7 cigarettes, a robot panda key-chain and 86 cents.
Chloe then asks Max to come with her to a secret spot in order to further test her powers. Chloe doesn't appreciate that Max fobbed her off for one of the new Blackwell friends she sees every day.
Drinking, she asks Max to fetch more beer bottles from around the yard to set up a gun range. Max then helps Chloe aim at the shooting range, rewinding for more impressive shots on the bottles, nearby objects, and an old car.
Chloe sits on the hood of a car, waiting for her friend to recover enough to have her turn at shooting. He pulls a knife on her, and Max intervenes by revealing the gun and aiming at Frank.
He leaves, and Chloe seems unimpressed that you lost her only form of protection against her enemies. Chloe asks to leave the junkyard to clear her head, and the two girls walk along the train tracks together.
They both lie down and talk about Arcadia Bay and Rachel, and Chloe gets into trouble again as she gets her foot stuck in the tracks just as a train is approaching. Didn't damage the train tracks Max saves Chloe by obtaining a crowbar to open the door to a small office and finding a pair of wire cutters inside.
He becomes impatient because the shipment he's waiting for has not yet arrived due to a train track error. Chloe is later seen sitting alone on the bench at the lighthouse and texting Max while an eclipse occurs, telling her best friend that it's freaking her out.
Max is awoken at the start of the episode by a text from Chloe, asking her to meet at the front of Blackwell's campus. Chloe reveals that she believes all the happenings in Arcadia Bay are connected, and that the answer can be found in Principal Wells's office.
She shows Max David's spare keys, and the two head off to explore the school at night. Max devises a pipe bomb with help from Warren Graham, and the two break into the office.
Chloe is determined that she can pick the lock before Max “cheats with her rewind”, but ultimately fails. They explore the office together, Chloe checking the computer and indulging in the ugly but highly comfortable chair at the desk.
Max obtains the student records of herself, Kate Marsh, Victoria Chase, Nathan Prescott, Warren Graham, and Rachel Amber. As they leave, Chloe searches through the principal's desk drawers and uncovers an envelope full of money that it also labeled as the school's handicapped fund.
Chloe thinks the five thousand dollars would be enough to pay off Frank and to drive out of town. Chloe feels disappointed and puts the money back inside the drawer.
Although hesitant, as they were breaking into Blackwell property and breaking Max's night curfew, Max finds herself unable to refuse Chloe's offer as she feels she needs some time alone with Chloe after the day's events. As they are about to leave the pool area, Blackwell security arrives to search the building, having discovered evidence of a break-in.
Chloe's pickup truck is spotted by a security officer as they speed away, tires screeching. The following day, Max takes her usual daily selfie with Chloe lying on the bed next to her.
Chloe's mood and mobile phone messages to Frank Bowers about her debt will be dependent on whether Max allowed her to take the money from the school's handicapped fund. As Max rejoins Chloe and Joyce at the dining table, David enters the house, complaining of either being made to stay overnight to write reports about the break-in at Blackwell Academy or having to work part-time to compensate for him being placed on temporary leave from Blackwell.
Joyce will put an end to the argument, saying she doesn't want anyone accused of anything in their house. Support Chloe Max brings up his threatening attitude towards students, and his unsettling files containing information about Kate and Rachel.
She will also bring up the matter about David hitting Chloe, if you chose to stay hidden in Episode 1. Joyce finds the files disturbing, but David refuses to explain his actions regarding the surveillance system.
Max suggests to Chloe that they search Frank's RV to find more information about Rachel Amber. Returning to the RV, Max sees that Chloe found a bone to distract the dog.
They search Frank's RV and Max finds a beaten up journal in one of the air vents in which Max finds photo evidence of Rachel Amber in her underwear and dancing on what appears to be Frank's bed. Max also finds romantic letters and notes written by Rachel to Frank.
Max prevents William's death by either throwing his car keys into the sink or tossing them out the back door. Max is part of the Vortex Club, David is a bus driver, and Warren is Stella Hill's boyfriend.
While taking a walk along the beach, Chloe explains how she got into a car accident which caused her disability. They decide to search for information gleaned from David Madsen, Nathan Prescott, and Frank Bowers.
They head to Blackwell's campus to try to obtain further clues from Nathan, and they stumble upon Mr. Jefferson. Max questions the people on campus on Nathan's whereabouts while Chloe chats with Justin Williams.
When Max learns from Ms. Grant that Nathan isn't currently at Blackwell, the girls decide to sneak into his room and search for clues. As they are leaving with the phone, Nathan suddenly shows up and is angry with them for breaking into his dormitory.
If Max stops Warren, Nathan picks up his gun and limps to his room, making threats. Frank agrees to give you the account book key and becomes an ally in the cause to find Rachel.
Their investigation leads them to an abandoned barn owned by the Prescott family where they discover a hidden underground bunker which turns out to be the Dark Room that Nathan was repeating over and over in the scribble that they had found on the principal's computer during their break-in at Blackwell. They also discover illegal photography was carried out on Rachel Amber, Kate Marsh, and other missing girls from Arcadia Bay.
Suddenly caught by surprise from behind, Max is injected in the neck with a sedative, rendering her unable to use her rewind power. Hearing Max's warning, Chloe turns around in shock, but before she has the opportunity to aim her gun, she is shot in the head by Mr. Jefferson and falls backwards onto Rachel's grave.
By cunning manipulation of a conversation with her captor, Mr. Jefferson, she is able to focus on a selfie that she had taken in his classroom earlier that week. After David helped in the arrest of Rachel's murderer, Mr. Jefferson, he apologized to Chloe.
Chloe realized David's efforts and that he truly cares for their family and came to good terms with him, calling him “step-hero.” Max returns to her captivity in the Dark Room of the original timeline where Chloe was already dead at that point.
Before leaving the Dark Room, Max has a conversation with David, at the end of which he asks where Chloe is. After leaving the Dark Room, Max will manage to reach Warren at the Two Whales diner and successfully prevent Chloe's death once again by using a selfie photograph that Warren took with Max at the End of the World Party, returning to the time when it was taken.
Max warns Chloe of Jefferson's treachery and Nathan's apparent death at his hands. Shortly after their reunion, Max loses consciousness and falls into a disturbing nightmare which features Chloe and the key moments they shared throughout the week.
Time stream montages show that Mark Jefferson and Nathan were eventually arrested and questioned for their role in the deaths of Chloe and Rachel Amber. A few days later, the town is completely restored to normal without the ominous signs of dead animals and strange weather.
Max attends Chloe's funeral at the cemetery close to the lighthouse, with David, Joyce, Principal Wells, Frank, Pompadour, Warren, Kate, Justin, Trevor, Victoria, and Dana among the attendees. During the ceremony, a blue butterfly will land on top of Chloe's coffin before flying away.
Sacrifice Arcadia Bay Max takes the photograph and rips it in half, deciding that she could not stand to lose Chloe yet again and giving her another shot in life. The storm subsides and Arcadia Bay is in ruins when the two return to the town in Chloe's truck.
She is now restricted to an electric wheelchair which assists with movement, as well as being dependent on a breathing apparatus. This is due to a car accident that Chloe was involved in sometime before March 2011 after William had bought her a vehicle for her 16th birthday.
Chloe also has severe troubles with her respiratory system, and is deteriorating quickly. However, Chloe is fully aware of the situation, having heard the doctors discussing it while she was pretending to be asleep.
We know that she was unable to keep attending Blackwell Academy due to the lack of disability access available around the historic campus. Principal Wells suggested that she go to a different school, as evident from his letter to Chloe's parents dated the 8th of August 2011.
In this timeline, Chloe collects snow domes and is still in possession of the snow dome that features a doe which Max may or may not have smashed in the original timeline when she was being nosy in Chloe's room at the beginning of the week. She also enjoys fluffy, cuddly toys and has high-tech equipment for communicating online and sending text messages.
Her inability to physically write on her walls is probably the cause, as she admits that sometimes she purposely rebels against her parents just, so they will shout at her instead of treating her like a baby. She seems unhappy that she can't go “party like a rock star” or get into any “teen trouble” with her folks.
A picture of angels with the word “faith” above it suggests Chloe or her parents are hopeful and possibly turning in small part to religion for guidance through their rough time. Her mother is coping badly, glad that her cheery, hopeful husband is there to help.
William and Chloe remain closer than ever; something which will hurt him extremely when she dies. Chloe's Uncle Aaron, William's brother, seems apologetic that he cannot help the family more, and like most other people in Chloe's life, failed to keep in touch regularly with the family, albeit this was due to his career.
Chloe's parents also received a letter from Joyce's Aunt Dorothy who cannot financially assist them due to dealing with her own medical bills. This is rather odd, as Max still did not visit Chloe in the alternative timeline, only sending her letters, the occasional text and a selfie of her on a road trip.
Without frequenting Blackwell, Chloe has never met Rachel Amber in the alternative timeline and does not even know her name until Max tells her. On the dashboard stands an Elvis bobble head with a microphone, and hanging from the rear-view mirror is a Sheriff's badge, a skull, a feather, and a small chain.
It is also possible for Chloe to steal a gun from Nathan in Episode 4, if Max allowed Warren to beat him up. She attempts to use it to break into the Principal's office, only to find there isn't a key for the desired door.
In Episode 3, having failed to find a key to the Principal's office, she attempts to pick the door's lock with little success. In Episode 5, before Max uses the photo to save Chloe from Jefferson, it is present on the computer table in the Dark Room.
In doing so, Chloe dies the exact way she did in “Chrysalis,” restoring the original timeline and stopping the storm from ever happening. Chloe gives Max the choice to throw the bone therefore she holds complicity for Pompadour's death.
She thinks of Max as the smartest and most talented person she knows, and according to her mother, always wished she could be more like her. Chloe thinks of Rachel as her “angel”, the one who rejuvenated her life after her father died and Max left her behind.
The two often got into varying degrees of mischief and spent a lot of time in Chloe's “secret hideout.” Chloe developed a deep trust in Rachel, rivaled only by her friendship with Max, and planned to leave Arcadia Bay for good with her once they paid off Frank Bowers, but she disappeared before they could do so.
After her disappearance the two distanced themselves, but their friendship is still intact, as she fists bumps him when entering the Two Whales Diner in Out of Time “, and talks to him in front of the Prescott Dormitory in Dark Room “. He was her drug dealer, and she planned to leave Arcadia Bay without paying back the money she borrowed from him.
Furthermore, she can't understand why her friend Rachel Amber would ever engage herself in a relationship with someone like him. If Max doesn't take the blame for the weed, he slaps her and calls her a loser.
Before his death, she was bright and hopeful, traits she likely got from him, and enjoyed cooking breakfast alongside him. His sudden death left her devastated and led to her bad attitude and pessimistic outlook.
Chloe also sometimes blames Joyce for the death of her father, due to her being the reason behind William using the car the day of his accident. In “Polarized” however, Chloe finally acknowledges what her mother had to give up and live through over all the years, and even appreciates the role David plays in her life now.
She is unsettled by his paranoia and is eager to find a way to incriminate him for his surveillance at Blackwell. Chloe met Nathan at a bar when he was wasted, and tried to use his drunken state to con him out of money she could use to pay back Frank.
But Nathan spiked her drink and took photos of her in her vulnerable state before she could escape his dormitory room. Deducing that Nathan deals drugs at Blackwell, she planned to blackmail him for money.
After it becomes clear that Nathan is partially responsible for the drugging, photographing and death of Rachel Amber, Chloe is on the warpath and resolves to get revenge for her friend. Alternatively, Chloe may wound or even kill Frank (and his dog) if he tries to attack Max.
In Episode 4, Chloe is not surprised when Victoria wins the Everyday Heroes Photo Contest through means of blackmail. Chloe obviously admires Max a lot of thinking of her as the smartest and most talented person she knows.
She often makes insinuating and teasing comments on Max, such as “Maybe you made a move on me and I would never know” , “Sure Blackwell bros are all over you, like Warren” or “I just don't think anybody is good enough for you... besides me.” Chloe appears very intrigued if Max decides to enter the Blackwell Swimming Pool through the girls' dressing locker instead of the boys'.
Also, the way she ogles at Max when she takes off her clothes at the swimming pool indicates further interest. She comments on her as cute on several occasions, for example after their Blackwell night trip, and even dares Max to kiss her, which will impact their relationship as time goes on.
If Max decides to kiss her, Chloe will react very surprised and embarrassed, and joke that she will text Warren, who she perceives as a possible rival, that he doesn't stand a chance. In the last episode, Max writes in her journal that she didn't know if the jealousy she felt when seeing Chloe in her nightmare be with other people was the feeling of friendship or love, and that she's about to find out.
Max refers to Chloe as her number one priority and all that matters to her, while constantly desperately trying to keep her by her side. She may even decide to give up her dream of becoming a recognized artist as made possible in the San Francisco timeline, or to sacrifice a whole town to be with Chloe for the rest of her life.
They will eventually leave Arcadia Bay's ruins behind after the storm subsided, and probably start a new life together. Clearly, this is reinforced by how hurt Chloe is when she finds out about Rachel's (romantic/sexual) relationship with Frank.
She is also driven to tears when she discovers Rachel's body in the junkyard, admitting to Max that she loved her. She is hit directly in the stomach in the middle of the skull motif on her shirt in the beginning of the game.
All of this makes sense with Chloe due to her angry attitude towards her family situation and abandonment issues, as well as her own deaths and previous drug addiction. This could add to both Chloe's emotional vulnerability with abandonment (as opposed to her near-death experiences) and her hopes of reuniting with Rachel.
Chloe's outfit is splashed with blue in the alternative timeline; this matches her breathing apparatus. The color makes sense, as her respiratory system is vulnerable and failing, and she becomes hopeful that she can have her last good memory with Max before she dies.
Typically, buffaloes symbolize sacredness, life, gratitude, abundance and great strength. Depending on the tribe, to dream of a buffalo means guiding someone who has fallen on hard times back from the darkness.
In a part of the final episode, Chloe's wearing a shirt with a picture of the Ouroboros, an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, on it. It is also interpreted as a representation of the losses of her loved ones she faced -- William who tragically died in an accident; Max who moved away; and Rachel who disappeared.
Chloe's tattoo displays blue butterflies (plus chrysalis and some newly born butterflies), a worn out red ribbon, a golden skull, thorns and red tropical flowers which appear to be Hibiscus flowers. The symbolic meaning of a Hibiscus tattoo is delicate beauty or consumed by love.
On one hand, the blue butterfly that appears before the moment of her death in Chrysalis is deeply connected to Chloe's character. The butterfly is the symbol of transformation, a person identified with this spirit animal can bring joy and bliss, they are lively, bright and go through various personal transformations, it may be a symbol to indicate you to lighten up and add color to your life.
The only entry in Max's nightmare journal features a drawing of a butterfly with Chloe's head, further foreshadowing the final choice. The Native American roots of the blue jay spirit animal is vast and involves an ancient character named blue jay who is ultimately good-natured and wants to help humanity, but cannot help but specialize in being mischievous.
(This could also be a hint to the theory that Chloe is actually meant to die, disregarding Max's constantly saving her. )The blue jay in the game frequently dies, and Max is given the task of saving it.
In Joyce's bedroom in Chrysalis, downstairs in the Madsen household in Chaos Theory, and again in Dark Room, we find a blue jay and are given the option to save it or not. Some have speculated that Demeter being worshiped for her power over air and water may also connect to the theory that the storm is a manifestation of Chloe’s wrath and anger toward her circumstances in life, with her father’s death, her best friend’s abandonment, and Rachel’s sudden disappearance.
A likely theory which ties the game together was that Max would need to rewind using the butterfly photo she took in the Blackwell bathroom before Chloe was shot by Nathan. Going back to the beginning of the game, Max would need to let Chloe die in order to correct the timeline and put a halt to the eco-disaster befalling Arcadia Bay.
On the other hand, it seemed contradictory that the eco-disaster still exists although Chloe's dying in the alternative timeline. However, this would be less likely, as Chloe's death is predicted symbolically in the game, and keeping her alive would not correct the wrongs in time; she was originally meant to die.
Another theory was that the cause of the upcoming disastrous tornado was nothing but Chloe's wrath toward her miserable destiny, say, loss of father, loss of friends; considering the moment in “Chrysalis” when at the beacon Max falls into her delusion of the storm right after Chloe cursed Arcadia Bay. Chloe's shirt in Episode 1 is possibly a reference to the famous punk band Misfits, seeing as they share names and that the band's popular logo is a skull, and Chloe's shirt reads “Misfit skull”.
Chloe is revealed to have a belly button piercing, as seen in the swimming pool scene in Episode 3. Chloe can die or have close encounters with death in all episodes except “Chaos Theory”.
Chloe's car's license plate spells “TWO PKS”, which is a reference to Twin Peaks, an American television serial drama, which also takes place in Pacific Northwest and is centered around the mysterious disappearance of a well liked teenage girl prior to the series start. There are also two hills in San Francisco (the city where her parents took a photo together when Joyce was expecting Chloe) with the same name.
Chloe doesn't like to use emoji, as she frequently reminds Max of not using them herself, which is probably due to her depression and resentfulness. It's implied that Chloe is patriotic since she has a U.S. flag hanging in front of her room's window.
There are other indications like a drawing which depicts Max and Chloe on an adventure accompanied by the “freedom eagle”. Quite a few things about the Alternative Chloe Price's life and personality are ironic inversions or distortions of her mainline counterparts.
In the alternative timeline Max creates at the end of the episode, she's a quadriplegic, and suffering the repercussions of the school's undersized disability fund (a letter from the principal recommends she transfer schools because Blackwell can't afford to make all its buildings wheelchair-accessible). In the main timeline, Chloe is a disruptive high school dropout and a street punk.
Alternative timeline Chloe never met Rachel Amber, and therefore seems relatively unconcerned about her disappearance beyond reflecting on how sad it must be for her parents. The main timeline's Chloe is a casual drug user who sometimes uses “medicating” as a euphemism for getting high, and her stepfather disapproves of her habit.
Alternative timeline Chloe is dependent on medically-prescribed regular doses of morphine to fight off the pain of her injuries, and her father has gone deeply into debt to provide this along with her other medical expenses. Max has been spending so much time and effort to save Chloe from both death and her feelings of abandonment.
Chloe and Max's favorite childhood series include SpongeBob , Power Rangers , Blue's Clues , and Teletubbies . An unused audio file spoken by Joyce to Frank implies that Chloe always wanted to have a dog.
Chloe makes comments to Max that seem quite flirtatious on occasion, and her exact relationship to Rachel is left ambiguous. Perhaps supportive of this view is the porn magazine featuring girls in her hideout at the junkyard, her disclosure of a “boy toy phase” and the condoms Max can find in Chloe's shirt pocket.
She tells Max that Rachel “saved her” during her “boy toy phase,” which indicates that Rachel may have been the first girl Chloe fell in love (or lust) with and was perhaps the turning point in Chloe realizing she's attracted to girls a lot more. Chloe's character might be based on Lizbeth Slander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The female protagonist has a very similar attitude and punk rock style like Chloe ; she has the same badass attitude, short colored hair, tattoos and piercings, wears boots and skull motifs. Chloe might also be based on Emma from the French movie Blue is the Warmest Color.
Both characters are punish, rebellious teenage girls with short blue hair and are LGBT. The phrase “Everybody Lies, No Exceptions” that is written on Chloe's wall is a line from the old animated MTV series Daria, which is focused on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic teenage girl who observes the world around her.
“One day your life will flash before your eyes”, another phrase written on Chloe's wall is actually a quote by Gerard Way. There is a blue Awareness ribbon on the photo album in Alternative Chloe’s room.
Among its meanings is ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), a medical condition that may be caused by trauma. It was apparently possible for Chloe to die at the end of the confrontation with Frank on the beach in Episode 4 while trying to protect Max, as several unused audio files named “Chloe dead” seem to indicate.
On the living room table at Chloe's house in Episode 3, when Max heads downstairs for breakfast, there is a light blue mug that says “No1 Dad.” The gun Chloe “borrows" from David is likely a 4" Smith & Wesson K-Frame .38 Special M&P M-10, but with custom walnut wood grips.
Chloe's palm tree panties seen during the swimming pool chapter in Episode 3 were designed by Michel Koch. In one audio track, Chloe is shown having a meltdown and expressing typical fears of someone who has BPD.
In early character concept art, Chloe had a red hoop earring. As for the journal entry about piercings, this could have been an early writing remnant that the concept art was based on, or vice versa.
Early concept art shows Chloe with a different tattoo sleeve design and a rainbow on her vest. Early tattoo and vest design (concept art by Michel Koch).
Close up of the early tattoo and vest design (concept art by Michel Koch). She also did motion capture work for Kate Marsh, Victoria Chase and Joyce Price.
Twitter post by Michel Koch A postcard in Chloe's room written by Rachel on August 24, 2011, reveals that they've been close friends for at least two years. In contrast to the original timeline where Max has to convince Chloe that all that matters is that she's still there in Acadia Bay, alive and together with her friend (“You don't want to hear this, but you're still here.
Several references to Twin Peaks can be found in Life is Strange as it heavily influenced the game's story. There is a crumpled-up note you can find in Chloe's secret hideout in the junkyard which says, “I WANT TO DIE”.
There also is a piece of graffiti on the Blackwell Academy fountain in Chloe's handwriting which says, “Please go ahead and kill me.” This is evident from a letter from Principal Wells that can be found in alternative Chloe's room, written in August 2011, in which he suggests that it would be better regarding her handicap to attend another school.
One of the things Max can say when talking to Alternative Chloe is: “To me, it seems like yesterday we were little brats here, watching Power Rangers and destroying the kitchen.” 23.0 23.1 One of Max's idle comments while in Chloe's room in Episode 1: “I guess she's not into Blue's Clues or Teletubbies anymore...” In an interview with voice actress Ashy Burch, she states that she thinks, Chloe is sexually fluid.