"Tell the kid today's treat is going to be grape-flavored candy. It's his favorite."
- The Dreaming Current's Entry
The Dreaming Current (T-02-71) is an animal Abnormality with the form of a cobalt blue shark with legs. The shark possesses two wide mouths with many rows of teeth and rainbow colored tongues sticking out of them, and a single black eye with a black liquid dripping from it can be seen. There's a syringe embedded in a side of its body surrounded by a bloody mark or wound, and there are multiple injection holes on its lower body. In containment, it constantly make gurgling sounds, similar to water flowing.
Ability[edit | edit source]
- An employee panic while working with it
- When the employee completes the work with Temperance Level 1.
After the counter reaches 0, The Dreaming Current will breach. It possesses 200 HP. It will start by selecting a random hallways in the facility, usually 1 per department/team, to be covered by a rainbow liquid, the liquid is supposed to damage HP and heal SP of employees that are passing by them, but it just makes the employees passing by them (50%) slower.
At the start, The Dreaming Current will stand at the end of one the hallway, in one of the sides; preparing itself, making splashing sounds for some moments. Afterwards, it will charge at a drastic speed to the opposite side with its jaw open, leaving a trail of rainbow bubbles and dealing massive (150) Red Damage to anything in its path. When reaching the other side of the hallway, the Abnormality will teleport to other affected hallway and continue the charge, repeating until it has passed almost all of them and stopping in the end of the last room, standing idle for a while before preparing itself to charge again to the opposite side, back again through the same hallways. The Dreaming Current goes through an order of hallways and it will stop charging just in 2 locations which are 2 selected hallways.
The only open chances to suppress the Abnormality are when it's idle or preparing to charge.
Origin[edit | edit source]
There was a child who had a severe infection, and it was estimated that he wouldn't live past two years of age. The parents of the child abandoned him, and a couple of researchers became his father and mother, adopting the child for an 'experiment' and bringing him to a laboratory.
The researches have managed to prolong the child's lifespan. He learned to coo and walk in the laboratory, though he was never able to properly speak or read. The kid liked the ocean, but instead of taking him to see it, the researchers gave him grape flavored candies which would allow him 'see' the ocean from the safety of the lab.
The child spent his life within that laboratory, listening and obeying the researchers and enjoying the candies they'd give him. He would never get to run around in a nice grass field under the warm sun, but his shaky steps continued to be filled with enthusiasm. His only concern was about what kind of candy he'd eat tomorrow.
The Abnormality itself seems to either be the child himself or a manifestation of the child's experiences and love for the ocean.
Details[edit | edit source]
Like all Abnormalities, its energy output is determined by the number of PE Boxes (Positive Enkephalin boxes) at the end of the interaction.
The Dreaming Current's emotional state is divided into 3 sections: Bad, Normal, and Good. Completing 0-5 E Boxes will cause it to feel Distressed, completing 6-10 will cause it to feel Normal, and 11-20 will make it's mood result Happy. Its usual waiting time after a task is around 15 seconds. Its Qliphoth Counter is 2.
Unlockable Information/Upgrades Edit[edit | edit source]
Unlocks and shows the name of the Abnormality, subject classification, Risk Level ( WAW), portrait, Damage Type ( White 3 - 6), the amount of E-Boxes (20), emotional states and its Qliphoth Counter (2).
Unlocks the percentage level list to the respective work.
- "Managerial Tips 1"
- "When employee <name> panicked during work, the Qliphoth Counter lowered."
- "Managerial Tips 2"
- "When an employee with Temperance Level 1 finished their work, the Qliphoth Counter lowered."
- "Managerial Tips 3"
- "The pools of liquid that profused certain sections of the facility while The Dreaming Current escaped drastically inhibited the movement of employees and dealt RED damage over time. However, the employees’ SP healed over time."
Observation Level [edit | edit source]
Unlocks the E.G.O. Suit and Gift 'Ecstasy'.
Unlocks the E.G.O. Weapon 'Ecstasy'.
E.G.O. Equipment[edit | edit source]
Story[edit | edit source]
" “Just... Just keep showing him the book. Oh, and it has to be a page with pictures, since he probably can't read. When the experiment seems to drag on, try to draw his attention, like mimicking sounds. I don't need to explain every detail, right?
Yes, I know. It's unfortunate. Pitiful and sad. I do feel human emotions, thank you very much. However, he ultimately survived thanks to this place. I hope he continues to live, in any shape or form. If you're thinking the same thing, it'd be better off if you dropped that guilt right now.
Tell the kid today's treat is going to be grape-flavored candy. It's his favorite.” "
<Excerpt from an Encyclopedia>
"Contrary to popular belief, most sharks are small in size. There are only a handful of species that cause harm to humans... After all is said and done, the biggest appeal of sharks is their strong jaws and teeth. A shark's jaw can apply an intense amount of force, around 20 times that of an adult human. Besides, their vision and olfactory sense are extremely well developed, allowing them to locate their targets easily. This is why sharks could reign as the ocean's greatest predator until today."
"The parents had long deserted the child. They said the old infection would kill the child before two years passed. The researchers were the child's new parents. He learned to coo and walk. Although unable to talk properly, the child liked the ocean. Instead of visiting the ocean, the child was given candy which let him see the ocean. Many colorful nights and days passed."
"The child, who was thought to die within 2 years, managed to live for a long time. As always, he liked sweet candy, followed them, and loved the place as his home. Though the only thing the child could do was run around inside a cramped lab instead of a grass field under the sun, his steps were shaky but filled with enthusiasm. Excited about what kind of candy he would eat tomorrow."
Flavour Text[edit | edit source]
- "The Dreaming Current’s dreams are those of running outside of the facility in total freedom."
- "Just as everyone wished for, The Dreaming Current can live here forever."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Dreaming Current was a planned Abnormality for a long time, considering that its art concept was presented before days of Bloodbath inclusion (Both shared the same picture).
- The Dreaming Current has the highest Movement Speed amongst the Escape Abnormality and is the 2nd fastest abnormality in the entire game.
- Due to it being classified as Trauma, along with its story entries heavily implying the use of drugs. The story is most likely of a child that was terminally ill and kept on psychoactive drugs. It is mentioned that the child was estimated to die within' 2 years but managed to live for many years and given candies that made them believe they were at the ocean or a grass field along with colorful nights and days.