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ARE YOU PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR COURAGE IN ORDER TO SAVE YOUR SON?

- The Bear origami figure

"The Bear" is the eighteenth chapter in Heavy Rain.

OverviewEdit

In this chapter, Ethan Mars undertakes the first of the five trials that he has to complete in order to save his son Shaun.

DescriptionEdit

Written inside one of the origami figures in the shoebox is an address and instructions to go there with a pickup card. The address is a parking garage, at which Ethan presents the card to a mechanic who gives him the keys to a car. The car's GPS directs Ethan to a bridge over a highway and instructs him to drive against traffic for 5 miles. If he successfully reaches his destination in 5 minutes or less, he will receive a chip for his cell phone.

Unlike the other four trials in this game, the player has no option to decline this trial. There appears to be an option to do so prior to initiating the real trial, but if chosen nothing occurs and the only remaining option is to proceed. This is also the first chapter that has an impact on the game's ending.

WalkthroughEdit

Main article: /Walkthrough

NamingEdit

Bears are typically a shy and easily frightened species; however, if a mother bear believes that her cub is threatened, she will violently and fiercely defend her young. This reflects Ethan's aggressive determination to save Shaun, as well as the drive against the traffic mirroring the bear's charge. Courage (the requirement of this chapter) is also needed to face bears.

TrophiesEdit

  • Kamikaze – Choose the perfect path on the highway.
  • Good Driver – Complete the Bear Trial successfully.
  • Trial Master – Completing this trial successfully contributes toward earning this trophy.

TriviaEdit

  • There are several bloopers in this chapter:
    • It is not possible for Ethan to put on his seat belt when entering the car in the garage, or when he arrives at the bridge. After the completed trial, Ethan will be shown regardless with his seat belt on, struggling to free himself.
    • In the second blooper, the mechanic says that the car was there for 2 years (and no one came for it). It would be impossible to have a memory card inside the glove compartment with "fresh" video on it, unless the Origami Killer either owned the parking garage or somehow accessed the car without alerting any of the garage employees.
    • Later chapters definitively establish that at least one of the fathers of a previous Origami Killer victim attempted the trials. Unless this father had been given a different set of trials than Ethan or attempted them in a different order, he would have had to come to the garage to pick up the car.
    • There is also a blooper where interior shots of the car mid-level will show the gear shift still in the park position.
  • The car itself may have been heavily modified as it was able to outrun a police car. It is also possible that the pursuing police cars were exercising caution given Ethan's speed and the poor weather.
  • The car which Ethan drives is a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire.
  • The police officers are shown to be armed with Beretta 90-Twos.
  • This is the first chapter whose outcome affects what ending you will get.