This really ought to be titled either Colossus or The Colossi. Titles of things need to have every important word capitalized. I don't edit here much so someone else should decide the title, but I just thought I'd bring it up. --Seervanne 21:14, May 12, 2011 (UTC)
- Like a great deal of the game, this is left up for the player to decide. It's never addressed in the game. Personally, I believe they are able to see them which will make them realize that something's coming for them. 18.104.22.168 04:48, October 15, 2011 (UTC)
Names for Colossi
How is it that we know the names for the colossi? They're never told in the games or anything. 22.214.171.124 04:48, October 15, 2011 (UTC)
- The developers gave the Colossi nicknames during the development, but canonically-speaking, they don't have names. The names listed in this article come from an old hoax and aren't accurate. See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Shadow_of_the_Colossus#List_of_colossi 126.96.36.199 00:33, October 20, 2011 (UTC)
Proposed addition for section titled "Pillars of light"
New Text is in BOLD:
" After defeating a colossus, a gigantic pillar of light will appear in the skies far above its corpse. These can be seen from every corner of the Forbidden Lands and serve as a record of Wander's travels and deeds. These have been a part of the game from very early on in its development; even early screenshots clearly show a beam of light shooting in the sky with clouds swirling dramatically around it.
Their early inclusion in the game and their profound appearance in general has led to many theories about what they symbolize and why it was so important to have them there. One theory is that they are only present in order to remind players about the location of a colossus' corpse if they wish to fight them in Reminiscence Mode. Another, more elaborate theory is that they were created from each time Wander's unconscious body was returned to the Shrine of Worship. A cutscene following the 12th Colossus Pelagia, shows a closeup of a pillar as it is forming; the dramatically swirling clouds and the hole at their center are noticably larger, as if opening up for something to pass through. And following the death of the 16th Colossus Malus, Wander's body is briefly seen lifting up into the air. The white tunnel that Wander enters before waking within the Shrine is thus the view his soul sees of his bodily transfer. "