Who is The Lasso Man in Lethal Company?
As players of Lethal Company continue to discover more secrets and easter eggs within the game, one of the discoveries that has left players wanting more information is the Lasso Man. Found out by players to be part of the unfinished game’s files, the Lasso Man is a different kind of monster than the ones you typically see in Lethal Company. In this article, we take a look into the Lasso Man, exploring its origin, behavior, and the community's anticipation for its potential inclusion in the base game.
What is the Lasso Man?
The Lasso Man, a game-based urban legend, is a humanoid figure made of a single coiled crimson rope like a lasso. This mysterious character, discovered within the game files, begs the question of its origins and purpose. Some speculate that it was unfinished content that was merely used as a character model, while others believe it will appear in a future Lethal Company update.
Encounter and Behavior
The Lasso Man takes a different approach than the majority of the terrifying creatures in Lethal Company. Despite its inability to cause harm, encountering the Lasso Man creates a peculiar sense of horror. The Lasso Man plays a psychological game, playing on paranoia rather than physical injury by distorting the player's eyesight and recalling visions of past deaths. The "Lasso Man is real" event allows players using the Brutal Company mod to see the Lasso Man.
Parallels with SCP 372 and the Ghost Girl
Drawing comparisons to SCP 372, a creature that appears in the peripheral vision and startles without causing harm. The Lasso Man's behavior is similar to that of the Ghost Girl in Lethal Company in that both creatures want to frighten players without dealing a fatal blow. The Ghost Girl, on the other hand, haunts and finally murders one player at a time, and the Lasso Man focuses on distorting players' vision and instilling paranoia.
Developed by Zeekerss, Lethal Company is the latest indie co-op game in the trends and is gaining rapid success and recognition for its diverse range of creepy monsters. Most of these entities pose a significant threat to players, but the Lasso Man appears to be an exception.