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This page lists interesting but easily missed observations, in addition to the References and Easter Eggs, you can make throughout the world of Life is Strange. Those observations mainly include actions the player is not directly involved with, objects the player cannot interact with, or simply interesting parallels.

Episode One - "Chrysalis" Edit

Conversations on the Corridor Edit

After rewinding the first time, Max walks out of Jefferson's class and rushes to the bathroom to save Chloe. However, the player can instead stop and listen to the conversations between several Blackwell students: [1]

Victoria's Phone Call Edit

Victoria's Phone Call

With a close enough look on the display of Victoria's ringing phone during Jefferson's lecture at the beginning of the game, you can see that the name that shows up is "Zach" ("Zak") which is supported by his contact picture. This observation is very interesting regarding the fact that Victoria and Zachary were sexting despite his relationship with Juliet; it's possible that there was more between them.

Max's Doodles Edit

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The doodles on Max's notebook in Jefferson's class at the beginning of the game include the phrase "winter is coming", which is an important quote from Game of Thrones. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance, which really foretells the story. There also seems to be a scribble of Frank The Rabbit from Donnie Darko.[note 1] One of many references to Donnie Darko throughout the game. There is also a doodle of Victoria saying, "yes yes yes Mr. Jefferson."

Kate's Doodles Edit

Kate's Suicidal Doodles

If you take a closer look at the scribbles on Kate's notebook in Jefferson's class at the beginning of the game, you will notice that they indicate suicidal thoughts and already foreshadow her eventual suicide attempt. The doodles depict an angel whose face is covered in blood, a tree with gallows as well as the words "WASTE" and "SO LONELY".

Graffiti at the Swimming Pool Entrance Edit

Poor Li'l Otter

As you wander around the front of Blackwell Academy you'll find graffiti of a shark 'eating' an otter. Not only does this represent the school's team dominating their rival school team, but also does it refer to episode three where Chloe says to Max, "Why, look, an otter in my water!", to which Max says, "I can't even watch any of those shark shows".

Rewind Sounds Edit

The sounds Max hears while rewinding are reversed future and past dialog pieces.

Graffiti at the Blackwell Fountain Edit


Max's Guitar Edit

If you play Max's guitar she plays the song "Crosses", which can be heard by turning on her stereo and on the bus during Episode 2. If you turn on her stereo and then play the guitar, Max will play along with the song.

Graffiti in Chloe's Truck Edit

The graffiti in the truck behind Chloe says “you’re about to die”, basically foreshadowing the possible future of Chloe/Arcadia Bay.

Graffiti in Chloe's Room Edit


Chloe's Suitcase Edit


Episode Two - "Out of Time" Edit

Warren Peeping at Max Edit

If you look very carefully, Warren can be seen in the window at the beginning of the episode. He briefly shows up and then hides behind the corner, probably afraid of being spotted by Max.[2]

Max's Guitar Edit

If you play Max's guitar she plays the song "Something Good", which plays in the opening of Episode 2. If you play the guitar while the song is playing on Max's Hi-Fi, Max will play along with the song.

Science Lab scratches Edit

The writing "Warren + Alyssa 2013" inside a heart is scratched on a desk in the Science Lab, next to where Brooke is standing. Another one, reading "Warren = Genius of My Ass", is on a desk behind Warren. They share similar handwriting, and the author is most likely Alyssa.

Alternative theory: Actually the handwriting is noticeably different between both pictures, just look at the shared letters. For example the Rs. The Warren = Genius of my ass carving looks more similar to the Rachel Amber 4ever carving from the optional photo.

Nathan's Facial Expressions Edit

Nathan's facial expressions and voice tone in the Photography Lab and the Two Whales Diner are more aggressive if you reported him to the principal and took a photo of Victoria in episode one.[3]

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Comments about Kate Edit

If Max doesn't head towards the dormitories after seeing Kate on the roof, several Blackwell students can be heard making comments about the situation.[4]

Wine Tasting Sessions Edit

When Max and Chloe where younger, they used to have "wine tasting sessions" at Chloe's home whenever her parents weren't at home. There are two instances in which this is mentioned. The first is when Max is at Chloe's house for the first time in the game and is able to explore the living room. She find the stain that was left from one time where they had spilled the wine on the ground and it makes her remember that situation vividly. The second one is when Max goes back to 2008 and tries to prevent William's death. When William is leaving the house, he says, "And no Max and Chloe wine tasting sessions."

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit

Ninja Chloe Edit

When the Blackwell guards start sweeping the school for intruders, you can find Chloe hiding between a locker and the wall in the girls' locker room. If you look at her and speak to her, they both have the same thoughts: that there’s no room for Max to squeeze into that hiding spot with her.


Vending Machine Edit

If you rewind time after using the vending machine and use it again, Max will make a funny comment.

Lyrics of "Lua " Edit

The song played by Chloe after they woke up in Chloe's room had a line that goes "We might die from medication but we sure killed all the pain" which could be foreshadowing Chloe's fate in the alternative timeline if Max would choose to accept Chloe's request (by granting Chloe an overdose of morphine).

Episode Four - "Dark Room" Edit

Ladybug in the Clock Edit

When the player enters the living room of Chloe's house, Max notices that the clock has stopped. She wonders if it was her fiddling with time that caused the clock to malfunction. Upon closer examination, it is revealed that the reason was simple: a ladybug stuck in the dials.

Ladybug in clock

Episode Five - "Polarized" Edit

Max's Phone Edit

When Max takes out her phone to call Warren and ask him for the photo, you can see that the carrier on Max's phone is "Vaireezon". You can also find out the exact time Max calls Warren, at 12:19 am.


Chloe and David Edit

Chloe and David Parallels


  1. Frank The Rabbit is a person named Frank in a life-size demonic-looking rabbit costume who has the ability to move through time, and who warns Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, that the world is going to end in a specific amount of time. His objective is to guide Donnie in his path to correcting the timeline of the primary universe to prevent the world's destruction.


  1. See this video for more.
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