Hello, everyone, and welcome to the whole reason I joined this website. I want to preface this by saying that y'all are probably more knowledgable in Wick than I am because I've been in this fandom for like three days (or maybe more like a month but I joined the site three days ago), so just know that while reading this ramble. This whole thing happened between a conversation between me and friend FloralLungs who also dragged me into this fandom so we can all thank her for that.
So, yeah, let's talk about Duncan.
-When Duncan was asked about Tbubber's disappearance, he said that Tbub probably ran away with his internet girlfriend and that him going into the woods at night to uncover the legend of Wick has anything to do with his disappearance is ridiculous. But we know that Duncan knew where he was during the night he disappeared because Tbubber called him so that they can make up. Duncan was misleading the police so they wouldn't connect Wick to Tbubber's disappearance. This may be because Duncan had something to do with the website or it could also be because he didn't want the police to secure the area which would mean other kids wouldn't be able to play the game anymore. Additionally, the playwick.com site could be taken down if the police were to find a connection between it and Tbubber's disappearance. This isn't the only or even the worst instance of Duncan's shady behaviour, it is only the beginning.
-Duncan then goes on to bring other kids into the woods with him so they can play Wick as well. This is after knowing (or at least even considering) Tbubber's disappearance. He and his friends even reference it during the opening scene of the main game, and yet, this time, Duncan doesn't contest it when Friend 3 brings up Tbub's disappearance and the other kids playing Wick. In the true ending scene, Duncan and these same friends, minus Friend 4, tell the new kid the exact same story, but now they reference Sam to be the kid that disappeared. Assuming that Duncan knows that two people already disappeared and most likely died while playing Wick, you'd think he'd learn his lesson. And yet, in the ending, he still sent out another kid to suffer the same fate.
-Duncan is not stupid and he's not one to reject the supernatural. After all, he researched Wick in the first place. Why would he deny the possibility of Tbubber and Sam dying while playing his sick little game? Could it be because he's an assoholic bitch? Possibly. But it could also be because of ulterior motives, like wanting to continue the tradition of playing the game. He willfully ignores the harm he brings to others so he can bring about more harm to others, which is pretty messed up, ya know?
-There's literally not a single minute in this game where Duncan is being genuinely nice to any of his friends. Duncan seems to be the ringleader of his friend group, the friends who help him set up the game and bring the player into the woods at night. How he got these friends in the first place considering his shady nature and nasty attitude, I don't know. Maybe he has some superficial charm or something like that. Friend 1 and Friend 3 seem to have been friends with him for longer than Friend 4 and Sam. Friend 4 got scared while the other were talking about the legend, and in the true ending, Friend 1 and 3 tell the kid the same story, only now Sam is the missing kid. Look at how Duncan treats his friends when things don't go his way because of them. His angry phone call to Tbubber and the way he got mad at Friend 4 for calling the police shows how hostile he can get when things don't go according to plan. It could be because he feels betrayed by these people, but I think it's because Duncan is also a manipulative bastard. Which brings me to my next point.
Duncan and Tbubber's Relationship
-It may seem like Tbub and Duncan were the best of friends just going out on adventures together to uncover the supernatural secrets of spooky places! Hell, they might be even gay for each other but that's another theory for another time and place, probably another dimension even. But I don't think everything was so fine and dandy with these two. Now that we've covered Duncan's somewhat sociopathic streak, let's talk about how it would be like to be friends with someone like that.
-As I said, Duncan doesn't sit well with his friends not letting him have is way. It may be justifiable how he got mad at Tbubber for leaving him, but what if Tbubber also had a legitimate reason for leaving him? It's not just because he doesn't want to share his success with Duncan, it's not just because he wanted to take credit for Duncan's research, it's because Duncan was a bad friend. We can't tell if his angry phone call to Tbub is the only time Duncan spoke to him in such a hostile way. After all, he got pretty pressed about Friend 4 telling the police about their shenanigans. In the true ending scene, Friend 4 was no longer with them. Maybe she realized she was hanging out with the wrong crowd (great observation btw), maybe the group cut her off for being such a coward and a liability to their plans. Maybe it's both; the more she went against Duncan's plans, the more hostile he was towards her, which eventually led her to cut off their friendship as well. Who's to say that he didn't treat Tbubber with the same kind of attitude whenever something didn't go his way?
-Tbubber probably took longer to notice how toxic their friendship really was due to him and Duncan having similar interests. The also worked on Wick and their Youtube channel together, which leads me to believe they also needed each other in an unhealthy way. During Duncan's police interview regarding Tbubber's disappearance, he stated that Tbub "got tired of everyone else calling him a freak." If Tbubber was really outcasted in real life for his interests, it's possible that Duncan may be the only close friend he had, making it harder for him to let go of Duncan. Also, in the Journal Pages, Duncan writes in blue ink while Tbubber writes in black ink. Duncan's writings definitely show he's the mind behind the machine and does most of the thinking while Tbubber just goofs off and makes jokes and drawings on their journal. Being Tbubber's researcher, Duncan was an important asset to him.
-Duncan also needed Tbubber because he was the personality behind the channel. Why would the channel only be named after him (assuming that the channel's name is "Tbubber") and not the both of them? I think Tbubber was the original owner of the channel and Duncan saw it's potential and Tbubber's interest in spooky locations that he decided to befriend him. Tbubber was already going into creepy places on his own and Duncan probably saw him as a pawn like "look at this dood, going into spooky places like that. Well I do I have some news for you, pal." He kind of "recruited" Tbubber but made it look like it was the other way around and Tbubber recruited him as a researcher. Maybe Duncan was more tactical (a pussy) and knew it was best for him to stay behind while Tbubber does all the spooky work of going into the locations and collecting evidence so Duncan can make sense of all of it. Duncan most likely also used Tbubber's outcast status as a way to get closer to him. He made Tbubber feel like he had a real friend and a friend who shared the same interests with him. Why wouldn't he be friends with Duncan?
-I think that the success of Tbubber's channel wasn't the result of Wick alone. As of now, the only thing we know that Duncan and Tbubber worked on together is Wick. That's not to say they didn't investigate other creepy happenings in other creepy places, but it seems to me that Wick was the most important one, to Duncan at least. And because he was friends with Tbubber, Wick became important to him, too. They have the playwick website. Do they have other websites for other incidents and investigations? How come Tbubber was already at 5 million subscribers before he even filmed a video about Wick? In the opening scene of NWO, Tbub speaks as if this is the first time he's talking about Wick to his audience. We know this is his last video because he died that night. Is it because his channel was already growing even without Wick's help? And it only got popular even faster when they put up the website. Also, in Tom's journal page, Tbubber writes "we need to film here on halloween 2014 playwick.com will break the interwebs!" Does he mean that finally filming a video about Wick will help the site become more popular, instead for the site helping Tbubber's channel get more popular? Also, this possibly confirms that Tbubber's final video was actually the first Wick video he ever filmed. Was he already successful on Youtube even before Duncan came in and told him about Wick?
-From what I know about the Youtube algorithm, the popular only get more popular. As a case study, let's look at one of my favorite Youtubers, Simplynailogical. I've been watching her channel for months (and she's had her channel for about two years) before she even hit 1M subs, but after she crossed that threshold, she gained 4M subs within a year. It's possible that Tbubber experienced the same growth in his channel. If we go by the journal pages, Tbubber and Duncan had only been investigating Wick for several months. Maybe it was the playwick website that helped him get the ball rolling or it could have been a coincidence that his channel just started blowing up around the same time they created the website because Tbub already reached a point where he can gain subscribers exponentially. Even though this isn't true I don't think we can attribute 5M subs to the website alone. Tbubber probably realized he could be successful without Duncan so he got out of that relationship like bye Felicia. Also, it seems that Tbubber wasn't always so into investigating but he was most likely thrilled by going into spooky places and just enjoys the feeling of it, so why does he need a researcher?
-Duncan did help him along with investigations but Tbubber was still the personality of the channel while Duncan stayed behind the scenes. Of course, he should get credit for his work, but like I said, this isn't about that. This is about Tbubber realizing what a shitty friend Duncan was to him and he was probably only using him. In Duncan's angry phone call, he threatens to expose Tbubber to his fans. In the opening of NWO, I think that Tbubber was filming the Wick video as a means to make up with Duncan. It's either he was really afraid Duncan would expose him, or maybe Tbubber realized he still needed Duncan too, not as a reasearcher, but as a friend. Someone who wouldn't call him a freak. In the audio of the Backpack evidence, Duncan says this:
Duncan: She said what!? I have no idea what this shit is. Isn't that your job? Fuck you.
(sound of a crash and the tape ending)
(squealing tape/radio sound)
Duncan: (distorted voice) You're too late anyways. There's no way out.
-It seems to me that this audio clip contains two separate things. The first one is Duncan being angry about Friend 4 calling the police. Also, notice how he speaks to the other person. "Isn't that your job? Fuck you." I think he might be talking to one of his friends and yeah, the boi doesn't really treat his friends all that well, as we've covered already. Does he delegate tasks or "jobs" to them just like the ringleader he is? The second part with the distorted voice seems to be a recording of some sort. Could he actually be making an exposed video on Tbubber? After all, "no way out" appears right before Tbub died. And guess who knew where he was. Did Duncan know Tbubber was going to die?
-Okay, now we are really getting into tinfoil hat territory because we are gonna talk about why Duncan was so obsessed with Wick and why I'm so obsessed with Duncan (well, maybe not much about that last part).
-How did Duncan find out about Wick in the first place, first and foremost? It seems to be an unpopular legend, after all. The only ones who knew about this legend are probably the kids who went to that camp. Did Duncan go to that camp as a kid and then became obsessed with the legend as a teenager? Maybe he had an encounter with the Weaver kids as a kid and now he's trying to make sense of it all? I'd believe this cute and wholesome theory if Duncan wasn't such an assoholic bitch as I've demonstrated already but he's an assoholic bitch as I've demonstrated already. If it was just because of curiousity, then why would he willingly send out other people to frickin die?
-Okay, kids put on your tinfoil hats! Honestly, this all started out as a joke I made with my friend, but we fell deeper into the rabbit hole that is DUNCLAN. In the playwick website, Duncan and Tbub say that their interest in Wick came from hearing the urban legend and stories about it in their neighborhood as they grew up. Is it possible that Duncan knew about the legend of Wick from someone who's had firsthand knowledge of the Weavers? Someone like a family member who knew about the incident. Maybe they lived in a nearby neighborhood or they heard it on the news or idk they were in the cult that was mentioned in one of the journal pages? *leaves and shuts the door behind me*
-Jk, I'm back. I'm not gonna leave you after dropping that steaming pile of Szechuan on you. Okay, now, hold my hand, we are gonna get through this together. So if Duncan was actually related to one of the cult members, then that person is no longer alive, obviously. If you were even BORN in 1924, then you'd be like 90 by 2014. Imagine if that person was 20 years old or even older than that. Point is, they dead. But that doesn't mean that their memory doesn't live on. What if they passed down their beliefs to the next generation? And then the next. They may have been watered down over time but what if Duncan was told just enough about it to believe in it? Now, we don't know what this cult even believed in in the first place but I think they had something to do with the demonic entity that haunted the Weavers. Did they worship it? Does Duncan keep sending his friends into the woods so he can sacrifice their souls to the demon? Who knows? *Sips tea*
-I mean, if he's not getting any information because people keep disappearing and even dying in those woods, then why does he think this is a feasible plan to investigate the legend? Also, he seems to have a lot more knowledge about this legend for someone who's only been investigating it for months. In Benny's journal page, there's a picture of Benny taped onto it. Tbubber asks Duncan where he got the photo, but Duncan doesn't write a response back, which is strange because he usually responds to Tbubber's jokes and drawings. His obsession with Wick goes beyond curiousity. It could be something far more sinister.
-What if he didn't want the police to connect Tbubber's disappearance despite knowing exactly where he was the night he disappeared because Duncan didn't want people to stop being able to play Wick or have some sort of secret of his uncovered because, if the police suspect Wick, they'll suspect Duncan? What if he wanted to use Tbubber's channel in order to popularize the legend of Wick so that more people will play which means more sacrifices? People who visit the site can even sign up for a session to play Wick themselves. Duncan WANTS people to keep playing, despite knowing about all the disappearances. The reason why is anyone's guess, this is just mine.
Ok I'm gonna stop this right here before y'all get dizzy. In conclusion (finally), Duncan doesn't treat his friends very well, seems to have no regard for the safety of other people, willingly misleads other for his own twisted motives, and manipulates his friends into doing his bidding and gets very upset when things don't go his way. It's borderline sociopathic, really. He manipulates Tbubber into becoming friends with him and using his Youtube channel (or in the least, his personality) as well as going into spooky and potentially dangerous places for him while he just sits back and waits for some information. When Tbubber realizes that he doesn't want to be friends with Duncan anymore and realized he could be successful on his own, Tbubber leaves him which angers Duncan causing him to get hostile and threaten exposing Tbubber. His obsession with Wick might stem from something sinister, but we can all agree that he knows more that he's letting on. And this is why I think Duncan is the real villain of Wick.
Thank you so much for taking time to read through all of this. Please feel free to point out any mistakes or bring up any additional information, I would really appreciate it. As I said, I don't think I'm all too knowledgable about the game, so I'll really enjoy learning more about it from you guys. I also wanna thank my friend FloralLungs who discussed this with me in chat and also helped me out with pointing out my mistakes and giving additional information and dragging me into this fandom as I've said before. This is the first time I've ever made a real serious post on this wiki, so I'll think of it as my initiation lol. #DunclanIsOverParty