A glimpse of Ahti’s power
Control first introduced us to Ahti and made it pretty clear that he’s something more than just a regular janitor. He definitely has a few reality-bending abilities and he shows up at key moments, both in the Dark Place and in Saga’s story, to offer a little nudging or assistance. A new manuscript page gives a sense that, like Mr. Door and, to some degree, the Old Gods of Asgard, Ahti’s abilities are strange and huge. Those mop buckets that let you change reality are, of course, Ahti’s doing, and a manuscript page mentions how Ahti places one such bucket in The Final Draft’s ending cutscene so everyone has a way out of the Dark Place. How the page describes Ahti in this moment is interesting, though, talking about him appearing as huge above Cauldron Lake, big enough to block out the sun, as he lifts the lake and dumps out some of its water on the Writer’s Room floor. Is it a metaphor to discuss how Ahti’s mop bucket is a conduit to the lake, or should we see it as a more literal description of Ahti’s power–and, therefore, what he is? I dunno, man, I’m confused all the time about this stuff.