Satanism, Occultism & Nazis - Cyberpunk 2077 Lore Explained

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Some Cyberpunk 2077 lore for today: In Watson, the Maelstrom performed a bloody ritual that concluded with someone turned into a Cyberpsycho. What did really happen there?

In here the MadQueen is going to explain the lore of the Maelstrom, the religion they practice (Satanism), and the relation it has with their obsession with cybernetic implants, where this religion comes from since the Middle Ages, all the way to 2077, how it intersects with the Cyberpunk genre not only in Cyberpunk 2077 but also in William Gibson, and what do the occultism of Nazis has to do with all this.

00:00 Intro
01:26 What is Satanism
03:33 Historical Context
05:58 The Romantic Tropes
08:09 Psychomagic
08:57 Technomancy
10:41 Maelstrom & Nazism
13:26 The Ritual

About Cyberpunk 2077:
Cyberpunk 2077 is a continuation of the pen and paper game Cyberpunk, created by Mike Pondsmith. In the most dangerous megacity of the future, Night City, the real you is not enough. Become V, a cyber-enhanced mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant — the key to immortality. Customize your cyberware and skillset, and explore a vast city of the future obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. The choices you make will determine the story and shape the world around you.

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Author — Madqueen Show


Straight up fascinating! Wow! Really glad I watched this.

Author — Datan0de


Every single time I think I couldn't possibly think more highly of you, you pull one of these episodes. Jesus. You fucking rule.

Author — Stupha Kinpendous


I loved this one. Always enjoy to explore the relevance of the lore in our world (which clearly, the divide is getting less and less). I have read quite a bit of Crowley, was really interested as a teen as to why someone would want to worship THE DEVIL. But as WE found out, there was so much more to this. Still use his tarot cards from time to time for fun. More vids like these last two!! 👌😙👍

Author — The Wayfarer Family


Ever since becoming self aware sometime after college I've had a certain fondness for the COS. Technopaganism or Cybershamanism is interesting to me as well. I think I'll steal "Shitbag Scum", that rather fitting for those double lightning bolt people.

Again, another excellent breakdown of Cyberpunk (and historical) lore!

Author — Cyro-Nydd


I love this video and actually meant to ask you if the Maelstrom are described as being some sort of ocult cyber-neo-nazis in the lore as well, bc they do kinda signal that. Which lead me to wonder if there are antifascist gangs in NC lore, at least before 2077.

Author — DeadSerious


Very cool video. This was some of my favourite content from the game (I do love the Maelstrom...they are just so batshit over-the-top crazy), but I really do hope they dig into it more. I think I recall "Lilith" being mentioned 3 times (she's one of my favourite mythological figures), once in relation to the ritual in your video. Then the first time I think I heard it was in that one gig where you watch some deal for a chip between some Maelstrom and some mysterious corpos, then have to get the chip. I think Lilith got name dropped in there. The last one was just a shard unrelated to the previous two I found somewhere.

I'm very interested to learn more about this twisted occultism side of the Maelstrom. Did I miss anything?

ps, it's always good to poke fun at actual naught-sees and the little man with the funny moustache. If Mel Brooks taught me anything it's that mockery and satire are great ways to steal power away from bad ideas and the people that push them.

Author — J. Patrick Pote


I really like your explanation. As a child I asked to know god. I went to several churches and went as far as to learn biblical Hebrew (a little bit) and that leg of my journey ended with Mesopotamian myths. In doing that I realized religion is about people. It explains parts of the human psyche that are almost impossible to explain. After that leg of my journey I gained the ability listen to others about their beliefs without judgement.

As you will know, Satanic and Pagan symbology is a lot stronger than others. So I was wondering if the game was Satanic. Now I know CD Project Red just gave the people of night city religion to add depth and just laid it out without flinching.

Author — Reuben Stern


Really cool and super indepth lore explanation for CP2077! Thank you so much :) It was very interesting.

Author — Peter Fox


Here is something you might finds intriguing...During "Disasterpiece", when you log into the Dark Web(net?) at the terminal next to Wakako, there was a kid sitting there. When I walked by he said "My Name is Legion for there is many of us" And the kid responds "Help Me, He wants to erase me. The "Legion" reference is a New Testament possession reference, and I think it is connected to Mr Blue Eyes.

Author — Craig Tremblay


Great video. As a practicioner of technomancy, i urge you to delve into the studies of psionics. While its true that ritual effects the subconscious, there is a layer to it overlooked and misunderstood by those who dont believe in "real" magick. Whats funny is even those who start dabbling under a jungian, scientific understanding of the magick of our subconscious, start to notice that their efforts have serious and undenyable effect on reality, probabilities, and potential results. (Usually the stage you start questioning the nature of reality, and all that youve been taught about just what and where weve found ourselves). It turns out that theres a layer to physics overlooked by acedemia. That theorys in quantum physics, entanglement, or what einstein called "spooky action at a distance", are aspects of greater laws which govern our universe, and shatter the boundries of basic physics, allowing for these seemingly impossible changes to occur regardless of what weve grown up thinking impossible. A wise practicioner says that "its all in your head, you just have no idea how big your head is...". There are ways to dirrectly effect and finetune the layers of reality that oversee cause and effect, probability, and even matter. All has advanced, often occulted, scientific proofs and formula. Our instruments arent subtle enough to pick up "proof" of the "magick", so it goes under names like coimcidence and chance, but their secular words for the same phenomenon ive learned to sway to my advantage. Theres more to all of this than youve been told. Keep digging. You wont regret it.

Author — Null Squidtron


Why follow a religion with a deity whose very existence is questionable, when you can follow the Madqueen? Her existence is unquestionable. As is her power.

Author — Gaelan Gaudette


Excellent video. You understand occultism and cyberpunk so well you put it so simply. I'm sure you could have made an hour long video on this topic. It goes so deep.

Author — n2814


There is a lot of potential in this part of the lore. I really wish it is explored further in future content

Author — Daniel Rodera


Please turn this video into a series. Please. Mike would likely love to get in on it as well.

Author — Giancarlo Paniccia


Oh, Jesus, the introductive Voice is Jim <3. I'm at 6 second from start and I'm already enjoy this :).
Great video Queen

Author — neurolinked


Diablos señorita, nos acabas de dar tremenda clase de religiones que harias quedar mal a congresistas. Increible. Esta quest me parecio grandiosa y me interesaba saber mucho mas, lo dejaste muy muy clarito. Me facinan tus videos, excelente trabajo.

Author — XDrain


holy jesus, this just makes me love Maelstrom even more

Author — God of Order


As a TST inspired Satanist i very much appreciate this video.

Author — Son/Daughter of Slaanesh


As always your knowledge and research is truly impressive.

Soulkilled. Transend to a higher plane of existence. Six of one, half a dozen of another. Glad to see someone else sees that ritual the same way. I hope they explore this more. Would like to have a few more creepy horror side quests thrown in.

Loved the taxis joke. How to reduce nazism down to the ridiculous in one line.

Author — David Whitfield