Brain of Cthulhu
The Wall of Flesh is the core of the world and the final pre-hardmode boss before entering Hard Mode. Defeating the Wall of Flesh will release the souls of light and darkness into your world, creating stronger enemies, new items, and more. There are a lot of theories surrounding the Wall of Flesh. For the most part, people see defeating the Wall of Flesh as a good thing. But is it really? Let's discuss!
What We Know:
The Wall of Flesh is the core of the world, and seals away spirits. Defeating the Wall of Flesh is the second largest step to bringing down the Moon Lord (besides actually defeating the Moon Lord himself). Majority of the theories surrounding the Wall of Flesh are about the correlation between him and the Guide. The Wall of Flesh is by far the hardest pre-hardmode boss. Most players feel quite proud of themselves after defeating the Wall of Flesh. But should they? This leads to my theory: Is killing the Wall of Flesh actually considered morally wrong?
Evidence and Reasoning:
There is quite a bit of evidence to explain this theory, maybe even more so than the last theory.
According to the lore, the Corruption is caused by sins of people in Terraria. Every bad action and thought grow the Corruption; Despite this, the Corruption never grows when you first load up a Terraria world with the Corruption as your evil. It is only after the Wall of Flesh is defeated that the Corruption begins to spread. Could this be because killing the Wall of Flesh was simply the wrong thing to do?
The Wall of Flesh is the core of the world, similar to how our core is a giant ball of metal surrounded by magma. By defeating the Wall of Flesh, we are destroying the core of the world. While the effects don't appear to be as severe at first, hard mode proves itself as a deadly challenge. Imagine what will happen to all the inhabitants of the world now!
The Guide Theory:
While I am not a supporter of the theory that the Guide and the Wall of Flesh are the same thing, there are many that are supporters of the theory. Assuming that theory is true, we are basically killing off the one who helped us when we were first starting out and stood by us. Talk about a toxic friendship! While I do not believe this is the case, it would still show that what we are doing to the Wall of Flesh is not what we should be doing.
Again, this is just a theory and has not been confirmed. However I have a good feeling about this theory and I have quite a bit of solid evidence to back it up. Please let me know what you think about this theory. Killing the Wall of Flesh may not be morally right at the time, but we do make up for it by slaying the Moon Lord. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support.