Fandom

Submachine Wiki

Elizabeth

486pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk6 Share
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Nickname(s)
Liz, L.
Profession
Member of an unknown organization
Specialty
Time travel research, layer research


Elizabeth, commonly known as Liz, is a central character in the Submachine series.

HistoryEdit

Early daysEdit

Not much is known about Elizabeth, especially her early history, as most references to her in the early Submachine games are through references to Murtaugh.

Elizabeth is generally viewed as a woman who was paritcularly skilled in space/time travel, though which methods she uses to achieve this are unknown.

After Murtaugh deserted the people of the Core and started an isolation in the Kent lighthouse, he wrote to Elizabeth about his desires to create a karma portal out of the Core to the Outer Rim.[1] She warned him that it would rip apart the fabric of the dimension and if he uses it he won't be able to return to the Core again. However, she did make a promise to take care of Einstein for Murtaugh, while he was away from the lighthouse.[2]She then returned the cat to Layer 1, from where it originated.

In the end, when the people decided to bury the lighthouse with Murtaugh still in it, she could understand why they did it. Murtaugh had caused too many deaths by that point.[3]

Return to the CoreEdit

Capsule

The capsule leading to Liz's ship.

At some point, Elizabeth had docked her ship in the ruins of Winter Palace, although she said she found it a bit ironic.[4] She pondered how the area was built and why it had collapsed in the exact way it had.[5][6]

Elizabeth guessed that Murtaugh was getting near with intent to invade the Core, so she put up a notice in the Sanctuary to warn the player, and congratulated them on finding the location, which acts as passage to the Core. She also left notes where she apologized for not finding the player earlier.

Liz's ship

The entrance to Liz's ship.

When Murtaugh invaded the Winter Palace, Elizabeth escaped via an escape pod from her ship. There she wrote a note, in which she apologized that she had to leave the Player in this dimension, but she had to warn the others. Elizabeth then traveled to layer 5 to warn the people Murtaugh was after.[7]

It seems she had succeeded, and the others managed to flee into the knot.

Murtaugh's followersEdit

After Murtaugh was confronted in the knot, he understood his mistake and fell to his knees, as Elizabeth comforted him. By doing this she warded off the attack planned for Murtaugh to be shot at gunpoint.[7] Elizabeth explained Murtaugh's behavior to others and somehow a religion grew around them.

After this Elizabeth became know as the Healer, the Mother and the Merciful, as depicted on her tomb.

Post-second enlightenmentEdit

Elizabeth maintained contact with Murtaugh after he returned to the karma studies facility to find ways to undo the damage done by karma portals. She acted as a "ground" for reality for him, reminding him of the nature of the Submachine and how it too was trying to heal itself.[8] Liz frequently reminded Murtaugh that he was only a part of the entire creation and therefore could not fix everything himself.[9] She also made plans to meet with Murtaugh at the shrine regularly.

At one of these meetings she and Murtaugh met the player.

Karma stabiliser

The karma stabiliser.

Murtaugh eventually succeeded in making a karma stabiliser to restore karma portals to their original state. After dying shortly afterwards, Elizabeth spread his knowledge of karma to anyone she could reach.[10]. Elizabeth eventually died as well and was buried in the temple, alongside Murtaugh, where she is believed to reside in the light of Shiva.

QuotesEdit

“Will you take care of Einstein for me?”
— Murtaugh


“Find Liz. She will guide you. If he's the explorer, she's the solver.”
— A predecessor of the player.


“The King always wanted this palace to become a safe haven for people of science.”
“Here I am, my king.”
— Elizabeth


“Why does this sociopath only talk to Elizabeth?”
— An explorer, referencing Murtaugh


“If he's the explorer, she's the healer. If he's the child, she's the older sister. When he couldn't understand, she knew that it wasn't his fault. When he fell, she picked him up. When they wanted to kill him, she explained.”
— Unknown


NotesEdit

Elizabeth is mentioned in several notes throughout the Submachine series. The notes where she is only mentioned are marked with an asterisk (*).

Submachine 2: The LighthouseEdit

Submachine 6: The EdgeEdit

Submachine 7: The CoreEdit

Submachine 8: The PlanEdit

Submachine 9: The TempleEdit

Submachine 10: The ExitEdit

Submachine UniverseEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Around the 19th of June 2009 players in Pastel forum started to talk whether sunshine_bunnygirl_17 was in fact sort of a username of Liz. Mateusz Skutnik stated otherwise.
  • There are signs that Liz is a Buddhist, as she has a wheel of Dharma on her desk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Letter to Liz, Submachine 2: The Lighthouse
  2. Letter from Liz, Submachine 7: The Core
  3. Collapse death toll note, Submachine 7: The Core
  4. Here I am note, Submachine 7: The Core
  5. Garden plans note, Submachine 7: The Core
  6. Collapse note, Submachine 7: The Core
  7. 7.0 7.1 Time to leave note, Submachine 7: The Core
  8. Letter to Murtaugh, Submachine 10: The Exit
  9. Life's goal note, Submachine 10: The Exit
  10. Explorer and healer note, Submachine 9: The Temple
People
Creator of the first Submachine - Einstein - Elizabeth - Henry o'Toole - King - King's Master Urbanist - Murtaugh - Predecessor - Predecessors - sunshine_bunnygirl_17 - Exploration team - Player

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.