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Secret of the Scarlet Hand Spoilers

This is the section for commentary about the game that would probably ruin your playing of it, so please go back to the low-spoiler Secret of the Scarlet Hand Hints if you haven't played the game yet.

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If you have read that page already, and you still have questions remaining, then read on:

Possible Deaths in Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Plot Holes in Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Easter Eggs and Optional Actions
Plot Summary and Character Subplots
The Backseat Game Designer

Secret of the Scarlet Hand Death Scenarios

This is an unavoidable spoiler, but there are a limited number of possible deaths in Secret of the Scarlet Hand, and some of them are creative. You may not have experienced all of them, and may be curious. (-: So, here's a list:

*You can electrocute yourself if you stick your hand into the ham radio.
*You can suffocate and die if you fail to escape from the monolith in time.

You can also lose the game without dying if you try to climb the dark stairs without a light source (Nancy will break her leg) or if you don't get the calendar stones to the monolith in time (Nancy will drop them and they will break.)

Easter Eggs and Optional Actions

There weren't any easter eggs per se in Secret of the Scarlet Hand, but there are a number of actions you can take in the game which are entirely optional to the plot. To give them a try, follow this link: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Options.

Spoilers: Plot Holes

Secret of the Scarlet Hand has a very good plot that holds together quite well, but a couple of major holes did stand out:

1) Why did Henrik fall down the stairs? Did Sinclair push him? Or was it just a random accident? Why was this never returned to?

2) What the heck was going on with the cinnabar? According to the plot, it must have been Henrik who picked up that cinnabar, since he was the one who made the handprint message. But then why did Joanna lie to Nancy about it (telling Nancy that the museum didn't have any cinnabar and the distributor had a supply problem with it, when the distributor said that was false?) Joanna didn't seem to be in on Henrik's scheme in any other way.

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