Hello! I was watching Markiplier's playthrough of Ib and I read in the comments something strange. Someone states (with complete assurance) that Garry is actually a younger self of Guertana, which is why his knowledge in the art is so full. I tried to find a confirmation on google, but found nothing, (and then I found your blog, so yay! *w*) Do you know anything about that? Because if it's true, I will scream because I just started making sense of the game. Thank you!
Nope! There is absolutely no assurance that Garry=Guertena. Be careful of the Ib fandom on youtube, they are notorious for making false statements “with complete assurance” without any real knowledge of what they are saying. I once saw a comment on a video asserting, with absolute certainty, that Garry is 16 years old, which is not true at all! (Garry is 20 years old.)
In fact, it would make less sense for them to be the same person because it begs several questions, such as how could he be alive? why couldn’t he appreciate his works of art? why couldn’t he recognize them as their creator? just to state a few. And it would be a bit fallacious to say that Garry’s “knowledge of the art is so full”, because in fact, if you still remember Garry’s remarks on each of the artworks in the gallery, he could hardly understand any of the pieces at all! (￣∇￣)／
Actually, a more plausible theory would be that Garry is actually Guertena’s grandson. This would explain him knowing which year “Juggling” was created, which was said in the game to be a portrait of a juggler Guertena saw in a circus with his grandchild.
People have come up with a lot of Garry=Guertena theories (I’ve made a few of them myself hihi), but making them fit into the puzzle makes things a bit more complex. This of course, definitely makes the game more interesting. After all, it might explain why Garry and Ib were able to get into the horror gallery when the others couldn’t, probably. But the biggest qualms I have when pondering on Garry=Guertena theories is whether they would be something kouri himself would have come up with.
Regardless though, such theories are always the most fun to talk about! (◕ヮ◕)