What happened to Knight_Peculier?

Source:  What happened to Knight_Peculier?    Tag:  radioactive minecraft
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN PART 38: THE HAND, DO NOT CONTINUE. THIS WILL SPOIL THE EPISODE FOR YOU. :)

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        As anyone who has seen Part 38 knows, Knight_Peculier (also known as Old_Peculier, KP and Verigan Antioch II) plunged into the radioactive slime after being separated from the heroes on the mine cart ride. Although it seemed like the end for the brave adventurer, it is still debatable if he is gone for good. Since he hasn't returned yet (as of Part 42: The Oasis) there is no telling, but there is evidence to support either side of the argument.

        To support the claim that he is indeed dead for good, it is clear that falling into radioactive slime wouldn't keep you alive. Also in the beginning of the episode, Verigan mentioned to the heroes that if for some reason he should fall ill, they need to continue on with out him. I think his foreshadowing is a little obvious, and that he didn't make it. Also, the minecraft death message "Knight_Peculier tried to swim in lava" appeared after he fell in. If that doesn't make you believe that someone has bitten the dust in Minecraft I don't know what does.

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        Now if you think that he somehow resurrected, there is information to support that as well. First, you never actually see KP leave the game. After deaths in the series (for example Granny_Bacon), the dead player left the game and "passed on." In episode 38, KP never leaves. Although the episode ends shortly after his death, there was plenty of time for him to leave the game. Also, there has not been a funeral for him yet. Although not a significant sign of his life, a funeral would provide a concrete closure to his journey. Finally, his character is frankly too important to the story. Everything associated with the story revolves around him or his family. He needs to find Daisy, his father, and his mother, he has been plagued by Israphel his whole life, it is his family that had been at the front of the fight against Israphel before, and it is Karpath's map and the Antioch tomb that they still need to reach. Without Knight_Peculier, there is really no connection with the heroes to the goal other than to save Minecraftia and to be heroes. *Update* I was just watching the part again, and I noticed that the part of the lava where KP fell looked like a drain or a whirlpool type shape. It may be stretching the meaning behind the build, but it could be a good explanation to having him survive the plunge.

        Personally, I don't think KP is dead. I don't know why, but I think it was just too sudden, or that whole foreshadowing thing in the beginning was trying to hard to reinforce that he is "dead," trying to make a bigger surprise later in the series when he returns. But there is no way to know right now... take what you want, and we will just have to wait and see. If you have any other evidence you can think of for either side, fee free to post it in the comments. :)

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