*** WARNING: Lots of spoilers - Don't read if you haven't finished the game! ***
Alright... I just finished the game (for the first time). And naturally, I have a lot of questions about things, including Golem. So, here's what we know
:1. When Golem is hurt, the following people are also hurt: Ghat, Deadra, Father-Mother.2. This means Golem has some important connection to Ghat, Deadra and Father-Mother.
But what??? After the first 'shared pain' incident (Hunter fight), I wondered whether, maybe, Ghat and Deadra were *real* brother and sister and Golem was their father. But this theory is basically ruined by F-M being part of the equation. Hmm, anyway...3. In the final cutscene, we see a black-skinned figure who looks very similar to Golem. This figure also has a Rubik's Cube and is watching something through a telescope.
Okay, so who is this character? Could it be Golem himself, stripped down to a g-string and returned to his native environment (The End of the World)? Hmm... I don't think so. I think Golem is what his name suggests
. He is just a construct, controlled by the mysterious character seen in this final cutscene. This character has placed Golem on the 'Throne' specifically so he can be discovered by Ghat, who will then go with him back to Halstedom. So why does this character want this to happen? Ah... Currently I have no idea
As for the Rubik's cube
... It is an odd item. It's not just an item from a different culture or tech level - It's specifically an item from Earth
. But I don't think too much should be read into this. Edmundo said in a different thread that he wanted to put something 'plastic' and 'alien' in there, and that this worked perfectly.
Of course, when Golem completes the puzzle at the end, it's symbolic. F-M's secret has finally been revealed (i.e. That particular puzzle is solved) but also Golem appears to have achieved his aim (which seems to involve meeting up with Ghat, Deadra and F-M and getting into Halstedom). I don't think the Rubik's cube holds any power itself - It's just a symbol. [ Though, if you like, you could imagine that every time Golem rotates his Rubik's cube, the 'dark master's' duplicate cube might rotate as well. Therefore, it could be a communication device - When the cube is solved, it's a message to the master - "Mission accomplished."
Anyway, that's enough for now. If anyone else has theories, or even some facts (*hint* *hint* ACE Team!), I'd love to hear them
Now I'm going to get some sleep, and will probably be dreaming about Zeno Clash all night