Life is Strange: Chrysalis – choices

In this Life is Strange guide, you will find all the choices from Episode 1 (Chrysalis) and their outcomes. It is important to note that these choices affect the events in the game, but they do not affect any achievements.

Choice #1

The first choice is during the conversation with Daniel. You can either allow him to draw your picture or not. This choice has no consequences in this episode, but it may affect future events.

Choice: Let Daniel draw your portrait

Outcome:

Chapter 1

Max’s portrait will be posted on her Facebook profile.

Warren will mention Max’s portrait.

Chapter 2

Daniel will talk about the portrait in the classroom.

Chapter 4

Daniel will be easily convinced to come to the party.

Choice: Do not let Daniel draw your portrait

Outcome:

Chapter 4

Daniel will only be convinced to come to the party if Max uses her powers.

Choice #2

The second choice is during the conversation with the teacher, Ms. Grant. You can either sign the petition that will allow Chloe’s stepfather to introduce strict monitoring in school or not. There are no consequences in this episode.

Choice: Sign the petition

Outcome:

Chapter 2

Mrs. Grant mentions Max’s help in the classroom.

Chapter 3

The petition ends in success.

Chapter 4

Mrs. Grant thanks Max for her help.

Choice: Do not sign the petition

Outcome:

Chapter 2

Mrs. Grant mentions no help from Max in the classroom.

Chapter 3

The petition ends in failure.

Chapter 4

Mrs. Grant mentions that Max could have helped her earlier.

Choice #3

The third choice is when you either warn Alyssa about a ball coming towards her or you can go forward without saying anything. There are no consequences in this episode.

Choice: Warn

Outcome:

Chapter 1

Max can take an additional photo.

The window glass in Prescott’s room remains broken until the end of the game.

Chapter 4

If Max saves Alyssa four times, she will dedicate her Robert Frost’s poem.

Choice: No action

Outcome:

Chapter 1

Max cannot take an additional photo.

The window glass in Prescott’s room is not broken.

Chapter 4

Alyssa does not dedicate Robert Frost’s poem to Max.

Choice #4

The next choice is in the dormitory. You have the opportunity to get rid of the offensive picture next to the entrance to Kate’s room. There are no consequences in this episode.

Max can mention her actions during the situation on the rooftop.

Choice #5

The next choice is in your room in the dormitory. You can either water your plant or not. There are no consequences in this episode.

Choice: Water the plant

Outcome:

Chapter 2

Lisa looks healthy.

Chapter 3

Max’s actions regarding watering a plant in episodes 1 and 2 have consequences for Lisa’s survival. If Max waters the plant in only one of the episodes, Lisa will survive. However, if Max waters the plant in both episodes, Lisa will die due to excess water. In another decision, Max can choose to look at Dana’s pregnancy test or not. If she does, Dana will get angry with her, but if she doesn’t, they can talk about other things and Dana will invite Max to a party. In Victoria’s room, Max can choose to mess up the pictures on the wall and take a photo to add to her journal, which will have no consequences. Similarly, drawing on the window of the van will allow Max to collect all of the photos for her journal. In Chloe’s house, Max can choose to save a bird by opening a window or not, with no consequences in this episode.

Decision #10

While searching through Chloe’s room, you will come across a decision. You will find a box in a closet, taking it out will cause the crystal ball to break. However, you can undo this by going back in time.

Choice: Search

Consequences:

Chapter 3

The smashed snowglobe will be in Chloe’s room.

Chapter 4

Max can comment on the condition of the snowglobe.

Choice: Search

Consequences:

Chapter 3

The snowglobe (intact) will be in Chloe’s room.

Chapter 4

Max can comment on the presence of the snowglobe.

Decision #11

The second last decision in this episode is when you search through the garage. You will find some files which will fall into an oil stain. However, you can undo this by going back in time.

Choice: Left document on the floor

Consequences:

Chapter 1

David mentions it during his argument with Chloe.

Choice: Didn’t leave document on the floor

Consequences:

Chapter 1

David won’t know that someone went through his documents.

Decision #12

The last decision is when you search through Chloe’s garage. You’ll find the same files mentioned in the previous decision. You need to decide whether to read them or go back in time with no knowledge about their content. Reading them will unblock an additional line in the conversation with Chloe on the bench.

Choice: Read David’s files

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Max can tell Chloe about the documents during their conversation near the lighthouse.

Chapter 3

Chloe will mention it during her argument with David.

Choice: Didn’t read David’s files

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Chloe will ask Max to read David’s documents during their conversation near the lighthouse.

Chapter 3

Chloe mentions it during her argument with David.

FAQ

1. What are the consequences of choosing to report Nathan to the principal?

If you choose to report Nathan to the principal in episode one, he will become more hostile towards Max. Additionally, you will miss out on a clue that will help you progress in the investigation of Rachel Amber’s disappearance. However, reporting Nathan will also lead to a confrontation with him and ultimately result in him being suspended from Blackwell Academy.

2. Should I erase Kate’s whiteboard message or leave it up?

This decision is entirely up to personal preference. If you choose to erase Kate’s message, she will be upset with you, but it will not have any significant impact on the overall story. If you choose to leave the message up, Kate will be grateful, and it may help improve your relationship with her. However, leaving the message up may also lead to other characters seeing it and potentially harassing Kate.

3. What happens if I blame Chloe for smoking weed in her room?

If you choose to blame Chloe for smoking weed in her room, she will become angry with Max, and their friendship will suffer. Additionally, you will miss out on a crucial piece of information that Chloe reveals if you take the blame for her. However, blaming Chloe will also lead to a confrontation with her mother, who will kick Max out of their house.

4. Does choosing to water Lisa the plant have any impact on the story?

Surprisingly, choosing to water Lisa the plant in the first episode does have an impact on the story. If you continue to water Lisa throughout the game, she will become a healthy and thriving plant, symbolizing Max’s ability to care for and nurture objects in her life. However, if you neglect to water Lisa, she will wither and die, representing Max’s inability to care for the things around her. While this decision may seem insignificant, it can have a subtle but meaningful impact on the overall story and themes of Life is Strange.

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