Life is Strange: Chrysalis – Significant Decisions

On this page of the Life is Strange guide, you will find all the significant decisions that appear in Episode 1 (Chrysalis) along with their outcomes. It is important to note that these decisions affect the events, but they do not contribute towards any achievements.

Significant Decision #1

The first significant decision occurs at the beginning of the game. You have to choose whether to report Nathan or keep the truth hidden. The consequences of this decision become evident when Nathan approaches you in the parking lot.

Choice: Report Nathan

Outcomes:

Chapter 1

The Principal calls Nathan into his office.

Max can tell Luke Parker the truth about Nathan.

Nathan becomes angry with Max.

Chloe regrets Max reporting Nathan.

Chapter 2

Max receives a threatening phone call from an unknown number.

Nathan vandalizes Max’s room.

Max can discuss Nathan’s actions with Warren.

Jefferson does not believe Max after their conversation.

Nathan becomes aggressive towards Max during their conversation.

If Max blames Nathan at the end of the chapter, he will be suspended.

If Max takes Chloe’s fault on herself and blames David, she will be suspended.

Chapter 4

The Principal apologizes to Nathan for Max’s behavior via email.

Nathan steals the picture from Max’s room.

Choice: Hide the Truth

Outcomes:

Chapter 1

The Principal does not call Nathan into his office.

Max cannot tell Luke Parker the truth about Nathan.

Nathan finds out that Max was in the bathroom and tries to intimidate her.

Chloe is happy that Max did not report Nathan.

Chapter 2

Max receives a threatening phone call from an unknown number only once.

Nathan does not vandalize Max’s room.

Max can discuss Nathan’s actions with Warren.

Jefferson does not believe Max during their conversation.

If Max accuses Nathan at the end of the chapter, he becomes annoyed during the conversation at the Principal’s office and will be suspended.

If Max blames David, she will not be suspended.

Chapter 4

The Principal does not apologize to Nathan for Max’s behavior via email.

Nathan does not steal the picture from Max’s room.

Chapter 5

Max can tell the Principal that she should have blamed Nathan for bringing the gun to school.

Significant Decision #2

The second significant decision occurs in the second chapter of the episode. You have to choose whether to mock Victoria or comfort her. This decision does not have any consequences in this episode.

Choice: Make Fun Of

Outcomes:

Chapter 1

Victoria posts the photo that Max took on Facebook.

Max can tell Warren about the photo of Victoria that she took.

Chloe comments on Victoria’s photo.

Chapter 2

Victoria turns Max’s photo into a meme.

During her conversation with Taylor, Victoria plans to discuss Max’s behavior. In Chapter 3, Victoria will have Max’s photo in her room. Despite Max’s warning about the Darkroom, Victoria will not believe her in Chapter 4. However, in the Comfort choice, Victoria will avoid being caught and killed by Jefferson. The consequences of this choice in Chapter 1 include Victoria not posting Max’s photo on Facebook, and Max not being able to tell Warren about the non-existent photo. Additionally, Chloe will not comment on Victoria’s behavior. In Chapter 2, Victoria will not create a meme out of Max’s photo, and in Chapter 3, she will not find the non-existent photo. However, if Max warns Victoria about the Darkroom in Chapter 4, Victoria will believe her. In the important choice #3, if Max takes a photo of Chloe’s stepfather mistreating Kate, the consequences include Chloe’s stepfather having a negative tone towards Max. If Max intervenes instead, Kate will thank her and Chloe will not see the photo of Kate. Additionally, in Chapter 2, Kate will thank Max in the bathroom and ask why she helped her in her room. During the rooftop scene, it will be easier for Max to save Kate, and she will have two dialogue options to bring her closer to saving Kate. There is no way to suspend David, and Max will be suspended if she tries to blame David and takes on Chloe’s earlier fault. Finally, in Chapter 3, Max will not be able to see her photo in Kate’s room.

Significant Decision #4

The fourth significant decision is in chapter four. You have two options: blame Chloe or take the blame yourself. This decision does not have any consequences in this episode of the game. You can also choose to hide and wait out the situation or hide and intervene after some time.

Option: Blame Chloe

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Chloe will leave the room and not show Max the gun.

Chloe will get angry during the conversation by the lighthouse.

Chapter 2

Chloe’s mother asks Max to keep an eye on her daughter.

Max will not get suspended at the principal’s office.

Chapter 3

Chloe will mention it to Max during the break into Blackwell.

Joyce will mention smoking after the conversation with David if Max decides to side with Chloe.

Chapter 4

If Max has not erased the message on Chloe’s landline phone, David will email Officer Berry and mention that Chloe smokes pot.

Option: Take the Blame

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Chloe will be happy.

Chloe will show Max the gun.

Chloe will be happy during the conversation by the lighthouse.

Chapter 2

Max can get suspended during the conversation in the Principal’s office. For this to happen, she has to:

Blame David for harassing Kate for no reason.

Blame Nathan for owning a gun without telling the Principal about it first.

Chapter 3

Chloe will laugh at the connection between Max and pot during the break into Blackwell.

Joyce will mention smoking after the conversation with David if Max decides to side with Chloe.

Chapter 4

If Max has not erased the message on Chloe’s landline phone, David will email Officer Berry and mention that Max smokes pot.

Chapter 5

David will call her names like “pot head” and “weed junkie.”

Option: Stay Hidden

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Chloe will get a little angry.

Chloe will not show Max the gun.

Chloe will be angry by the lighthouse.

Chapter 2

Chloe’s mother asks Max to keep an eye on her daughter.

Max will not get suspended during the conversation at the principal’s office.

Chapter 3

During the break into Blackwell, David will look for burglars.

Joyce will mention smoking pot after the conversation with David if Max decides to side with Chloe.

Chapter 4

If Max has not erased the message on her phone, David will email Officer Berreg and mention that Chloe smokes pot.

Option: Hide and Reveal to David

Consequences:

Chapter 1

Chloe will be happy.

Chloe will show Max the gun.

David will hit Chloe.

Chloe will be happy during the conversation by the lighthouse.

Chapter 2

Joyce will say that Max is not a good role model for Chloe.

Max may be suspended during the conversation with the principal’s office. For this to happen, she has to:

Blame David for harassing Kate for no reason.

Blame Nathan for owning a gun without telling the Principal about it first.

Chapter 3

Chloe will laugh at the connection between Max and pot during the break into Blackwell.

Chapter 4

In case Max has not deleted the message from Chloe’s landline phone, David will send an email to Officer Berry and bring up the fact that Max uses marijuana.

FAQ

1. What are the important choices in Life is Strange: Chrysalis?

In Life is Strange: Chrysalis, there are several important choices that players must make throughout the game. These choices will ultimately determine the direction of the story and the fate of the characters. Some of the most significant choices include whether to report Nathan to the principal, whether to accept Chloe’s request to break into the school, and whether to hide the truth from Kate. Additionally, the choice to water Lisa the plant may seem trivial, but it actually affects the story later on. It’s important to pay attention to all of the choices you make in this game, as they can have far-reaching consequences.

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

If you choose to report Nathan to the principal, it will result in a confrontation between Nathan and Max. This confrontation will ultimately lead to Nathan pulling a gun on Max, which sets off a chain of events that affects the rest of the game. Additionally, if you report Nathan, he will be expelled from school, which may affect how he behaves later on in the game.

3. What happens if you choose to accept Chloe’s request to break into the school?

If you choose to accept Chloe’s request to break into the school, it will result in a dangerous encounter with the school’s security guard. Depending on the choices you make during this encounter, you may end up getting caught and suspended from school. Additionally, breaking into the school will affect your relationship with certain characters, particularly David Madsen. This choice may also have consequences in later episodes of the game.

4. What are the consequences of hiding the truth from Kate?

If you choose to hide the truth from Kate, it may lead to her attempting suicide. However, if you tell her the truth, she may become angry and refuse to speak to you. It’s important to approach this choice with sensitivity and consider how your actions will affect Kate’s mental health. Additionally, the choice to tell or not tell Kate may affect how other characters perceive you and how the story unfolds later on.

Leave a Comment