So, Vanessa VanCleef. It took me quite awhile to figure out where I could possibly put her, or if I even wanted to reference her at all. I found her really frustrating to work with because by the time I got started with Edwin.. he wasn’t a father, it wasn’t by any means part of his characterization or identity. It’s fair to say that if I’d known he’d be one when I started planning him.. I would’ve taken a different approach to him, because something like that is a really big thing.
So she’s not important to Edwin save in retrospect, there’s no body for her to run up to because I meant for the group to bring it with them and I couldn’t have her simply swear vengeance because that means I’d be obligated to deal with her later, and presently I really don’t feel like I’d want to. So, the only space left I could think of was to have her a part of Cookie’s own epilogue – our journey through the Deadmines end with the two of them.