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That's what I want to remember about my brother. The day he made up his mind to fly... and he did.
Sam Finch's letter about his twin brother Calvin

Introduction Edit

Calvin Finch (ˈkæl.vən ˈfɪntʃ | Kalvin Finch) was the fourthborn, the second son and one of the twins of Sven and Edie. [1] Calvin died at the age of only 11 years old (a year after his older sister Barbara's death).[2] Calvin had the same room as Sam, having his side of the room in a split containing his interests such as astronomy, the planets, and so on.

Personality Edit

Calvin has an interest in the universe and the idea of an adventure. He is excitable and reckless, risking injuries or bumps for the sake of getting what he wants.[3] After his older sister Barbara Finch's funeral, his mindset is not to be afraid in achieving what one wants, even in the face of adversary or futility.[4] He even says he may die before eating "another mushroom," a sign of the excitement of danger Calvin likes.[5]

On the swing, he is seen with an orthopedic cast on his left leg and is witnessed swinging violently, showing that consequences phase him no longer. On the same swing, he would think about the idea of flight and then wants to fly, so he did so, not knowing the possible consequences and adversaries that would eventually lead to his death.

Gameplay Edit

The gameplay begins with Calvin on the swing going up and down, gradually swaying farther and higher. Edie calls her sons to come eat dinner, but Calvin continues to swing. Edie continues to call her son to no response. Eventually, Calvin would swing high enough to spin perpetually in a rotation before letting go of the swing and launching himself into the ocean.

Note from Sam Edit

How I Want to Remember My brother,
by Sam Finch


The thing I remember is that when he made up his mind, that was it.
  My brother said he'd die before he ate another mushroom. And he did.
  At Barbara's funeral we swore we'd never be afraid again. And he wasn't. I think Calvin always wanted to fly but that day he finally made up his mind to do it. I told him going around was impossible. Maybe if I hadn't said that.
  Or maybe if the wind hadn't picked up...
  Then maybe he'd still be here but I doubt it. I think he'd already made up his mind. That's what I want to remember about my brother. The day he made up his mind to fly
 

... and he did


Trivia Edit

  • Calvin lived from 25th April 1950 - 23th September 1961 making him 11 years old at the time of his death and on the 25th April 2018 he would be 68 years old.
  • By Sam's words, it is unknown what the point of no return was for Calvin. Possible cases are that:
  1. Calvin actually wanted to fly into the sunset
  2. Calvin got picked up by the wind
  3. Calvin could not stop without risking his cast breaking and needed external help to stop
  4. Calvin received negligence from all parties, becoming the catalyst for the previously mentioned.

References Edit

  1. "Sam, Calvin, dinner's ready!" – Edith Finch's distant voice during the gameplay with Calvin
  2. Edith Finch's family tree in her diary and Calvin's bedroom door's date plaque
  3. Calvin's cast on his left leg with a bandage above and swinging on the swing violently
  4. "At Barbara's funeral we swore we'd never be afraid again. And he wasn't." – Sam Finch
  5. "My brother said he'd die before he ate another mushroom. And he did." – Sam Finch