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Identifier: East 3-5
Area: Eastern Wetlands
Puzzle Type: Main
Previous Puzzle: Refraction
Next Puzzle: Hidden

Imprisoned is the fifth main puzzle in the Eastern Wetlands area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


When you enter the puzzle, you see a switch immediately in front of you, controlling a blue door to a room on the right. In that room, there is a connector and an inverter, and inidividually, behind blue doors, are a red and a blue emitter. The blue door for the red emitter is controlled by a blue receiver. Back outside, on the left is a blue door that controls access to the progress wheel, that is controlled by a red emitter inside the room.


A basic hint:

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Since the name of the puzzle is Imprisoned, you have to figure out how to free the progress wheel that is imprisoned inside a blue door, using emitters that are also imprisoned inside blue doors of their own.

If you're having trouble getting started:

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Remember that you set up connectors and place them even if the things you are connecting them to are currently inaccessible

If you're stuck with intersecting lasers:

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Don't try to solve the entire puzzle in one go. Think about an intermediate step. What helpful thing that you do that might prove useful later.

If you're looking for an intermediate goal to accomplish:

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Try to figure out how to keep the red emitter visible despite the switch being turned on.


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