- Symptoms described as causing dizziness, delusions and profuse bleeding at the pores.
“The Masque of the Red Death”
- Gothic short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Interpretated as telling a story of man’s inability to escape death. Alternatively “Death is an inevitability”
“And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” -Edgar Allan Poe
- Toland may be the Third Man presence with Eris in Crotas pit. This draws parallels with this title “The Masque of the Red Death” and See “The Mask of the Third Man”
- The ornament White Witch for Red Death bleeds at the pores of its spikes and grip
Shadow Price (Tolands gun) and Red Spectre (prototype of Red Death) have the same aesthetics