View Full Version : Who is the Fake I.D. Man?

Jan 31st, 2012, 03:07 PM
This is just a wild stab, but there is something to Kc's continual mention of ID and fake IDs in the story (Pippin's, for example).

I'm still curious about the relationship between Scratch and "blond boy" Angel... is it possible that Angel is really some fake-ID specialist, which he used to get into the Army and cover up his criminal past, or something?

Jan 31st, 2012, 03:35 PM
I like this idea, all things point toward Angel and Scratch having a past.
And we know KC likes leaving clues here and there just enough so we can't put them together just yet.
But surely Angel would have spotted Pippin from making a fake I.D- But would a U.S citizen be able to recognize a British passport without knowing how it looks (I am from the UK and i certainly couldn't do that with a U.S one). Maybe that why they sent Pippin and not someone else. But yeah i think the I.D's could be a link.

Jan 31st, 2012, 05:31 PM
Nice idea, though I'd have a hard time thinking in a post 9-11 world that anyone with a fake ID (no matter how good) could get into the military using it. Just having the ID isn't enough. You'd have to create an entire life history. Records, birth certificates, school records.....it involves hacking into a lot of databases to make your cover ID stand up to government scrutiny. That may have been Latch's specialty.

Professor Woland
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:35 AM
I think there is no backstory to Scratch and Angel. Calling him blond boy is just her demeaning him.

Feb 5th, 2012, 03:18 PM
I think it is Kalani. It would explain what we will eventually find out about his other journal.

Feb 5th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Now I just wanted to point this out....Even though we know that Maller had a slew of IDs on them.....we do not know for certain they are fake IDs. What would the purpose of manufacturing handfuls of fake IDs in an apocalypse? The Mallers all use nicknames anyway....so would a fake ID really be necessary? We don't know that Pippin's was fake, we don't know that any of the ID's in that Maller's pocket all had his picture on them....

Feb 5th, 2012, 09:43 PM
When I first heard about the ID's I thought about the ID's we used to have at my old work that had magnet strips in them that opened doors. I figured they were probably used to get in and out of places that normally would hold higher end merchandise like weapons and amunition that would normally be off limits to civillians and such.

Dunno, just a thought.

Feb 6th, 2012, 09:24 AM
Sitting at work looking forward to listeneing this evening (part2)

I do not remember the exact lines. I remember IDs. I do not recall them being false. Could be trophies. Ownership cards for slaves. Family or friends?

Feb 6th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Sitting at work looking forward to listeneing this evening (part2)

I do not remember the exact lines. I remember IDs. I do not recall them being false. Could be trophies. Ownership cards for slaves. Family or friends?

I'll expand a touch on something you said. if they aren't trophies, what if the IDs belong to those they lost/discovered dead. as a way of keeping their humanity. So basically I'm taking your friends and family idea and just pushing it a little further.

Feb 6th, 2012, 09:42 AM
I'm leaning towards the idea that they are trophies. I think this guy was holding all the ID's to the slaves the mallers were gathering. I'm also willing to bet that Lizzie's ID might have been mixed in there. That was why I was hoping Saul would give the ID's a look through but he didn't.

I also have a slight hunch that the dead maller sporting all these ID's may have been Tardust, but I feel that's a big maybe. The only reason I say this is because he was the one who took Lizzie's ID when they captured her, didn't he?

Feb 8th, 2012, 04:18 PM
I like that idea of keeping the ideas as a means of remebering Nik, there was a similar idea used in a movie, I think it was regin of fire (dragons taking over the world movie) where the americans were keeping the dogtags of the guys who died as a means of remebering them. it would be nice if this was what thery were doing, but it could have to do with something that was going down prior to the zombies, and they are hanging on to them just in case thing go back to "normal" and they can get "upgrades" to what life was before, sorry bit of a ramble, not even sure it that last idea made sense.

Bravo Team Leader
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:33 AM
Being in the Military, I know it's easy to act like you are in. But the id's are something else they have a computer chip in them, with two different magnetic strips on them.So for some one to get a real looking Military Id in the middle of the zombie Apocalypse? Hmmmm sounds pretty thin to me. But who knows where this is going.. I can't wait to find out...