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This article appeared in The Stanley Parable: HD Remix This article appeared in The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

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The Narrator is not present for most of this ending... or is he?

The Escape Pod Ending (also known as the Launch Pod Ending) is the ending that occurs when the Player goes through the Boss's Office and then walks backward, disabling the Narrator.

This ending is in the HD remake and Ultra Deluxe.

Obtaining the Ending

Exit Stanley's Office. At the 2 doors, pick the one on the left. Once you get to the staircase, go up to the Boss's Office. Enter it slowly, and quickly step back when they begin to close.

The Ending

When the doors to the Boss' Office close, the Narrator goes completely silent, indicating that he may or may not be trapped inside the room. Unable to progress, Stanley must backtrack through the re-acessable office until he reaches his own. A door will have opened where Employee 428's office would have been, revealing a black space.

Stepping into the abyss, Stanley will enter a room with a large sign reading "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING". Continuing on, he will discover an inaccessible elevator, with another sign reading "ESCAPE POD - FLOOR 760. Stanley traverses up several floors and flights of stairs until he reaches the 760th floor, where one last sign (detailing how the Narrator and Stanley must both be present for the ending to play out as intended) awaits him. Entering another black abyss, the escape pod opens in anticipation, but before Stanley can reach it, the game breaks before restarting.

With The Bucket

If Stanley is holding The Bucket, the ending plays out identically. However, once Stanley is able to reach the escape pod, he instead inserts the The Bucket into it after caressing it lovingly. The pod closes, Stanley is left alone in the dark and the game restarts itself.

After this reset, The Bucket will no longer be on its pedestal. If the game is restarted again, a "Replacement Bucket" will be put its place. The Narrator will ask Stanley to "try not to lose this one".

Achieving this specific variant of the ending also seems to make the escape pod, with The Bucket inside, appear during the Epilogue. Retrieving it from there makes it appear in the office once again.

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Endings

Left door

Freedom EndingCountdown EndingMuseum EndingMariella EndingEscape Pod EndingHeaven EndingBroom Closet EndingElevator EndingBottom of the Mind Control Room Ending

Right door

Confusion EndingPowerful EndingCold Feet EndingApartment EndingNot Stanley EndingZendingGames EndingArt EndingVent EndingNo Buckets EndingBucket Destroyer Ending

Does not require the Two Doors Room

Coward EndingOut of Map EndingSerious EndingWhiteboard Ending

Progression Endings

New Content EndingSkip Button EndingMostly Infinite HoleSequel EndingFigurines EndingEpilogue

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