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imported_van_HellSing
25th Dec 2007, 23:13
(found this on http://www.deusex.pl/)

Emile might be a reference to Émile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of Sociology. Durkheim is the author of the term "collective consciousness". Sound familiar? :cool:

Personally though, I still get the feeling "Emile" is a red herring, possibly something as simple as a signature of the 3D artist who did the fetus model. Remember, this game is made by Eidos Montreal, so a lot of the devs would have french names.

Harakiribert
25th Dec 2007, 23:49
Since this going to be the Emile-Interpretation-Thread, I'll quote my results I posted in another Thread:


"Emile meaning Industrious. From the Roman family name Aemilius." source (http://www.babynamecollection.com/emile.html)

Aemilius: "A Roman family name from the Roman word 'aemulus' meaning trying to equal or excel, emulating, rival." Source (http://www.babynamesworld.com/meaning_of_Aemilius.html)

So the name was possibly chosen in connection with the idea of transhumanism.

But I like the interpretation of the name being a reference to Emile Durkheim and his sociological works and studies much better. :thumbsup:

minus0ne
27th Dec 2007, 20:31
What about Zola?

imported_van_HellSing
27th Dec 2007, 20:41
What about him? ;)

There's also Emil Pagliarulo, who worked as a consultant on DX:IW ;)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
28th Dec 2007, 19:57
Yeah, definitely fits in nicely with the work of Emile Durkheim.

I also found out that the meaning of the name Emile can also be "Unique"... :)

Rosenrot
17th Jan 2008, 11:23
Maybe Emile is just a casing for something inside it. It clicks when you think about it, with all the little monitors all over the "fetus's" body and the Caution written on it, pointing to a lower screen. Maybe the 'fetus' is just being monitored or kept in stasis. If it is kept in stasis it could be a possible JC clone, eh pretty much anything is possible with new developers/project lead on the board. I'd like to hear other hypothesis's remember nothing is too over the top, if we guess enough we'll probably get it. :mad2: . .. probably.. :P Or Emile could be an Omar, since the nuking of area 51 it probably was hard to live in any areas of the new world so 'Emile' could be like a second skin that grows with the fetus protecting it from radiation, checking vitals etc etc.

AaronJ
17th Jan 2008, 20:26
I hope it's some kind of Omar evolution. My wildest DX3 dream. Based on the Omar. Wow, that would be great.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
20th Jan 2008, 18:52
Yeah, I definitely felt some compassion for the Omar. :)

import_Delos
26th Jan 2008, 04:13
Here is my alternative theory, feel free to pick it apart:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote a book called On Education with the main character called Emile, a young boy who had to grow up in a society full of evil. Rousseau firmly believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society and claimed that the source of this evil lived in the cities and so he brought up Emile in the country and told him that a persons life goal was to live a righteous life.

His ideas and philosophy influenced the French Revolution.

Tracer Tong
26th Jan 2008, 13:31
Maybe Emile is just a casing for something inside it. It clicks when you think about it, with all the little monitors all over the "fetus's" body and the Caution written on it, pointing to a lower screen. Maybe the 'fetus' is just being monitored or kept in stasis. If it is kept in stasis it could be a possible JC clone, eh pretty much anything is possible with new developers/project lead on the board. I'd like to hear other hypothesis's remember nothing is too over the top, if we guess enough we'll probably get it. :mad2: . .. probably.. :P Or Emile could be an Omar, since the nuking of area 51 it probably was hard to live in any areas of the new world so 'Emile' could be like a second skin that grows with the fetus protecting it from radiation, checking vitals etc etc.

It's a prequel.

gamer0004
26th Jan 2008, 13:53
We still don't know that yet.

Draco1979
4th Feb 2008, 22:55
It's a prequel.

All we know is they are making a third Deus Ex

Conspiracy Theorist
8th Apr 2008, 02:23
I was thinking of the Rousseau link as well. Makes sense. Think I'll have to crack that book open and see how many other connections I can find...

minus0ne
8th Apr 2008, 14:35
Here is my alternative theory, feel free to pick it apart:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote a book called On Education with the main character called Emile, a young boy who had to grow up in a society full of evil. Rousseau firmly believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society and claimed that the source of this evil lived in the cities and so he brought up Emile in the country and told him that a persons life goal was to live a righteous life.

His ideas and philosophy influenced the French Revolution.
I do hope not. Rousseau believes all society is evil and man should aspire to be ignorant and 'innocent' (which he believes are righteous traits). He also didn't believe in human rights. For an enlightenment age writer he truly held some backward notions.