Isn't it possible that it was Mr. Scratch who went inside the lodge to finish the manuscript, and the real Alan was the one who would return to his friends? Alpheta 21:42, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

I don't think so. At the end of "The Signal" you see Alan on the floor of the cabin screaming for help. I highly doubt that this is Mr. Scratch. Also I'm still not sure that Mr. Scratch went back to Alan's friends. We won't fully know whats going on till Alan Wake 2 or "The Writer"

Made by Zane?

Is Mr. Scratch really made by Thomas Zane? Is there anything to support this?
Pyro Python(U|T|C) 14:06, November 3, 2010 (UTC)


his first appearance coincides with Zane, but whether or not he made him is another story. I'd also like to bring up the fact that American Nightmare is a parallel world, i don't think he's dead in the mainstream, so maybe a ? by his Dead status? Shadowfox337 06:46, March 27, 2012 (UTC)


In the Writer Zane seems to deny being the creator of Mr Scratch and seems confused that Alan thought he was.

Also although not explicitly state, it's implied that the American Nightmare was a trap created by Wake (Using an idea from one of his old Night Springs scripts) to force a confrontation with Mr. Scratch. It got turned on him through the time loop but by scattering his manuscript around he was able to break the loop and finally kill off Mr. Scratch. (If you collect the right manuscript pages it mentions that Alan had decided to hunt down Mr Scratch as he had become too dangerous and that it was his idea to use Night Springs to do it. Although by ending the story he was forced back into the Dark Place so that's how it doesn't mess up the events of 'Return' which is to come in Alan Wake 2 presumably.)

2.123.202.22 21:45, July 29, 2012 (UTC) TheeForsakenOne

..."Good guy"?

He's serial killer, why there is "good-guy" possibility? [BillieCake] 20:46, May 28, 2012 (UTC)

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