History Characters / ClockTower

16th Apr '18 3:54:21 PM DanielBenner8891
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* AlphaBitch: Has shades of this when talking to the other girls in the beginning. Though she seems to be happy to see Jennifer in the A ending, and doesn't behave badly toward her in the S ending. So she may be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* AlphaBitch: Has shades of this when talking to the other girls in the beginning.beginning, and additioonal information in the novel describes her as a "somewhat" selfish person. Though she seems to be happy to see Jennifer in the A ending, and doesn't behave badly toward her in the S ending. So she may be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
16th Apr '18 3:53:18 PM DanielBenner8891
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* AlphaBitch: Has shades of this when talking to the other girls in the beginning.

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* AlphaBitch: Has shades of this when talking to the other girls in the beginning. Though she seems to be happy to see Jennifer in the A ending, and doesn't behave badly toward her in the S ending. So she may be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
25th Feb '18 5:31:18 PM Octoya
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* FinalGirl: Subverted, [[spoiler:Dan survived as well]].

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* FinalGirl: Subverted, [[spoiler:Dan survived as well]].Averted if you get an ending where one or more of your friends live, but she's the only survivor of the orphan girls in the canonical ending.
14th Feb '18 9:26:10 PM Cools-The-Calm
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* {{Expy}}: Obviously based on Jennifer Corvino from ''Phenomena''.



* {{Expy}}: Obviously based on Jennifer Corvino from ''Phenomena''.


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* OhCrap: Nonverbal, but iconic nonetheless in the first game's Ending H.
11th Feb '18 11:54:12 AM Gregzilla
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** TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Some of the endings in the game result from Bates [[ThreatBackfire threatening people whom he should know are both unhinged, antagonistic towards Alyssa (possessed or not), and have weapons they are willing to use.]]]]
** SuicidalOverconfidence: [[spoiler:Sure, [[WhatAnIdiot Bates]], go ahead and swear at the [[EnfantTerrible little girl]] wielding a [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon butcher knife]], or insult the [[{{Yandere}} girl]] with a [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim gun]], or threaten the [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked man]] with a [[{{BFS}} giant hatchet]], all while standing very still as you keep on [[MuggingTheMonster taunting them.]]]]


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Some of the endings in the game result from Bates [[ThreatBackfire threatening people whom he should know are both unhinged, antagonistic towards Alyssa (possessed or not), and have weapons they are willing to use.]]]]
17th Jan '18 7:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* JapanesePronouns: ''Ore-sama'', reflecting his arrogant sense of superiority.
8th Dec '17 2:09:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HotScoop: A rare male variation. Nolan is depicted as a very attractive man in official artwork.
24th Oct '17 5:23:49 PM starofjusticev21
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* HollywoodDrowning: [[spoiler:She can also meet her end this way, being pulled into the pool by Bobby.]]

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* HollywoodDrowning: [[spoiler:She can also meet her end this way, being pulled into the pool by Bobby. Probably the more disturbing option since she spots Jennifer and cries out for help before Bobby pulls her under one last time.]]
15th Aug '17 8:32:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Shotacon}}: An interesting case. [[spoiler:She's a repressed pedophile for Edward, but Edward's the one in control.]]
13th Feb '17 8:36:11 PM Luigifan
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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[spoiler:Or not so convenient, since it's Mary Barrows' fault]].

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[spoiler:Or not so convenient, since it's Mary Barrows' fault]].fault.]]



* DoomMagnet: AnyoneCanDie just by associating with her or if you happen to get in the way, considering she's Scissorman's main target.
* FinalGirl: Subverted, [[spoiler:Dan survived as well.]]

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* DoomMagnet: AnyoneCanDie just by associating with her or if you they happen to get in the way, considering she's Scissorman's main target.
* FinalGirl: Subverted, [[spoiler:Dan survived as well.]]well]].



* TrueBlueFemininity: She wears a blue dress in ''The First Fear'' to further emphasize the difference between she and her more tomboyish friend, Lotte, who wears red. However, Jennifer switches to a red coat in the second game.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's all dressed up for an adoption interview so she really isn't in much shape to fight back, [[ActionSurvivor but she refuses to just lay down and die]].

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* TrueBlueFemininity: She wears a blue dress in ''The First Fear'' to further emphasize the difference between she herself and her more tomboyish friend, Lotte, who wears red. However, Jennifer switches to a red coat in the second game.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's all dressed up for an adoption interview interview, so she really isn't in much shape to fight back, [[ActionSurvivor but she refuses to just lay down and die]].



* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Unlike Anne or Laura, she can't survive the events of the game no matter what path you take.]][[note]] [[spoiler: Don't even try to avoid seeing her die, cause you'll just end up getting ''Jennifer'' killed instead.]][[/note]]

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* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Unlike Anne or Laura, she can't survive the events of the game no matter what path you take.]][[note]] [[spoiler: Don't ]][[note]][[spoiler:Don't even try to avoid seeing her die, cause because you'll just end up getting ''Jennifer'' killed instead.]][[/note]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Saves Jennifer when she's locked in the shack, but is shot in the chest for her trouble]].
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler:Alternatively, she ends up as this]].
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Aside from Jennifer, Lotte has no other friends due to difficulties in socializing as a child. However, she is the only one of the three girls who [[spoiler: will save Jennifer, or alternately finds a way to kill the Scissorman which is also used to save Jennifer's life. At the cost of her own.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Saves Jennifer when she's locked in the shack, but is shot in the chest for her trouble]].
trouble.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler:Alternatively, she ends up as this]].
this.]]
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Aside from Jennifer, Lotte has no other friends due to difficulties in socializing as a child. However, she is the only one of the three girls who [[spoiler: will [[spoiler:will save Jennifer, or alternately finds a way to kill the Scissorman Scissorman, which is also used to save Jennifer's life. At the cost of her own.]]



* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Although Anne or Laura can survive in one of the endings, the tomboy Lotte always ends up dying]].

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Although Anne or Laura can survive in one of the endings, the tomboy Lotte always ends up dying]].
dying.]]



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Pretends to be a sweet, nurturing women when taking the girls in, but it's an act.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Pretends to be a sweet, nurturing women woman when taking the girls in, but it's an act.



* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler: If she dies from being electrocuted, she's stuck to the circuit board in a way that resembles this.]]

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* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If she dies from being electrocuted, she's stuck to the circuit board in a way that resembles this.]]



* {{Sadist}}: [[spoiler:WordOfGod says, that Mary locked up her husband, instead of just simply killing him, so she could enjoy seeing him lose his sanity.]]

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* {{Sadist}}: [[spoiler:WordOfGod says, says that Mary locked up her husband, instead of just simply killing him, so she could enjoy seeing him lose his sanity.]]



* TheHeavy: He's probably the least important member of the Barrows family in the mythos, but also the single biggest thing the player has to worry about, by far. Once he scores his first kill the chase is on, and from that point forward getting the hell away from Bobby is what drives Jennifer deeper into the house.

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* TheHeavy: He's probably the least important member of the Barrows family in the mythos, but also the single biggest thing the player has to worry about, by far. Once he scores his first kill kill, the chase is on, and from that point forward forward, getting the hell away from Bobby is what drives Jennifer deeper into the house.



* ImplacableMan: He can't be stopped when he appears--all you can do is hide from him.

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* ImplacableMan: He can't be stopped when he appears--all appears -- all you can do is hide from him.






* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Counts as a literal example as well. Edward is a nice, gentle boy, who turns out to be a vicious killer in the end.]]
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler:Towards Barton, Kay and animals]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Kay's perspective, [[spoiler: before TheReveal.]]

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* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Counts [[spoiler:Counts as a literal example as well. Edward is a nice, gentle boy, who turns out to be a vicious killer in the end.]]
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler:Towards Barton, Kay Kay, and animals]]
animals.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Kay's perspective, [[spoiler: before TheReveal.]][[spoiler:before TheReveal]].



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Exploited Kay's feelings for him, manipulated Harris into becoming the decoy and even fooling Barton.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Exploited [[spoiler:Exploited Kay's feelings for him, manipulated Harris into becoming the decoy decoy, and even fooling fooled Barton.]]



* StalkerWithACrush[=/=]StalkerWithATestTube: [[spoiler:In the novelization. He even says he loves Jennifer, trying to convince her of her heritage and in the novel's Ending B, he successfully impregnates her.]]

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* StalkerWithACrush[=/=]StalkerWithATestTube: [[spoiler:In the novelization. He even says he loves Jennifer, trying to convince her of her heritage heritage, and in the novel's Ending B, he successfully impregnates her.]]



* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Exploited, he's faking it.]]
* VillainousCrush: In the novel, as noted above in the [[spoiler:StalkerWithACrush entry.]]

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* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Exploited, [[spoiler:Exploited, he's faking it.]]
* VillainousCrush: In the novel, as noted above in the [[spoiler:StalkerWithACrush entry.]]entry]].



* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: He was locked in a cage both so that he couldn't do anything about his sons, and so he would go mad. By the time Jennifer finds him, he's lost his grip on reality.]]

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* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was locked in a cage both so that he couldn't do anything about his sons, and so he would go mad. By the time Jennifer finds him, he's lost his grip on reality.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch[=/=]CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Jennifer feeding him is sadly non canon. By the time the police arrive, he is already dead - probably from starvation.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch[=/=]CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Jennifer feeding him is sadly non canon. non-canon. By the time the police arrive, he is already dead - -- probably from starvation.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: He delivered Bobby and Dan, and Mary locked him in an airtight room to keep him from revealing her secret.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He delivered Bobby and Dan, and Mary locked him in an airtight room to keep him from revealing her secret.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Naturally, with Jennifer being an orphan. [[spoiler: The twist is that he was killed by the woman who adopted her in the first game.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Naturally, with Jennifer being an orphan. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The twist is that he was killed by the woman who adopted her in the first game.]]
]]



* CassandraTruth: If Helen calls the police in the first scenario, the operator refuses to believe her claims and hangs up on her. Mostly because of previous prank phone calls claiming the same thing.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many of the deaths she can suffer, usually getting chopped up by [[spoiler:Dan.]]

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* CassandraTruth: If Helen calls the police in the first scenario, the operator refuses to believe her claims and hangs up on her. Mostly her -- mostly because of previous prank phone calls claiming the same thing.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many of the deaths she can suffer, usually getting chopped up by [[spoiler:Dan.]][[spoiler:Dan]].



* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: Driven insane by [[spoiler:Dan, who manipulated him into becoming a decoy to fool everybody.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In Helen's scenario.]]

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* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: Driven insane by [[spoiler:Dan, who manipulated him into becoming a decoy to fool everybody.]]
everybody]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Helen's scenario.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: Towards Jennifer, as he's using her to discover more on the Clock Tower murders with little regard for he own well-being.
* TheShrink: Depending on the scenario, Professor Barton can fit in Type 1 and 2. He acts as Jennifer's therapist, but is more interested in finding the truth in the Clock Tower murders than in taking care of Jennifer's psyche. He also believes that Scissorman is something Jennifer fabricated to cope with her trauma, and is annoyed that Scissorman has been sensationalized by the press.

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* LackOfEmpathy: Towards Jennifer, as he's using her to discover more on the Clock Tower murders with little regard for he her own well-being.
* TheShrink: Depending on the scenario, Professor Barton can fit in Type 1 and 2. He acts as Jennifer's therapist, but is more interested in finding out the truth in about the Clock Tower murders than in taking care of Jennifer's psyche. He also believes that Scissorman is something Jennifer fabricated to cope with her trauma, and is annoyed that Scissorman has been sensationalized by the press.



* {{Ephebophile}}: Falls in love with Jennifer, who is not only eleven years younger than him, but is a minor by Norwegian standards. But also subverts this trope and is shown as a contrast to [[spoiler:Harris]] in that their relationship is portrayed positively.

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* {{Ephebophile}}: Falls in love with Jennifer, who is not only eleven years younger than him, but is a minor by Norwegian standards. But he also subverts this trope and is shown as a contrast to [[spoiler:Harris]] in that their relationship is portrayed positively.



* TriggerHappy: His first confrontation with Scissorman has him shooting Scissorman until his gun runs out of bullets. [[NoSell Scissorman isn't fazed]].

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* TriggerHappy: His first confrontation with Scissorman has him shooting Scissorman until his gun runs out of bullets. [[NoSell Scissorman isn't fazed]].
fazed.]]



* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Becomes the fake Scissorman in Jennifer's scenario.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Falls in love with Jennifer [[spoiler: and becomes the decoy Scissorman in her scenario when the real Scissorman promises him that he could have her.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler: Luckily, Scissorman kills him before he could do anything more with Jennifer.]]

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* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Becomes [[spoiler:Becomes the fake Scissorman in Jennifer's scenario.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Falls in love with Jennifer [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and becomes the decoy Scissorman in her scenario when the real Scissorman promises him that he could have her.her]].
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Luckily, Scissorman kills him before he could do anything more with Jennifer.
]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler: Luckily, Scissorman kills him before he could do anything more with Jennifer.]]



* JumpScare: If Helen allows Beth to follow her, [[spoiler:Scissorman will appear and drag her through the floor.]]

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* JumpScare: If Helen allows Beth to follow her, [[spoiler:Scissorman will appear and drag her through the floor.]]floor]].



* CorruptionByAMinor: [[spoiler:Although in the end she begs Edward to stop, as well as to spare her life. Dan kills her.]]

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* CorruptionByAMinor: [[spoiler:Although in the end end, she begs Edward to stop, as well as to spare her life. Dan kills her.]]



* BewilderingPunishment: A recipient of one; [[spoiler:she has no idea why people want her dead.]]
** To elaborate, [[spoiler:Shannon hates her for being with Allen, while Maxwell wants her dead because she's the curse he thought he prevented, and finally Phillip tried to kill her upon realizing she may have something to do with his family's demise.]] Compare MisplacedRetribution bellow.

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* BewilderingPunishment: A recipient of one; [[spoiler:she has no idea why people want her dead.]]
dead]].
** To elaborate, [[spoiler:Shannon hates her for being with Allen, while Maxwell wants her dead because she's the curse he thought he prevented, and finally Phillip tried to kill her upon realizing she may have something to do with his family's demise.]] demise]]. Compare MisplacedRetribution bellow.



* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Her adoptive father rescued her]], which leads to

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* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Her adoptive father rescued her]], which leads to a lot of complications.



* DaddysGirl: if you pay any attention to the dialogue between Allen and Alyssa, it comes off as this.

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* DaddysGirl: if If you pay any attention to the dialogue between Allen and Alyssa, it comes off as this.



* DoesntLikeGuns: To a ridiculous extent, even if she's cornered or low in courage. She will always prefer mundane objects over the shotgun she can find. Perhaps, enforced to make room for Bates.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: To a ridiculous extent, even if she's cornered or low in courage. She will always prefer mundane objects over the shotgun she can find. Perhaps, Perhaps enforced to make room for Bates.



* HasTwoDaddies: Justified. [[spoiler:Alyssa's adopted.]] This trope isn't played straight unlike its other examples, however, Alyssa Hale's story is an interesting take on this trope. It's a long, complicated MindScrew of a story. Subverted though, [[spoiler:as they're both dead by the end.]]

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* HasTwoDaddies: Justified. [[spoiler:Alyssa's adopted.]] This trope isn't played straight unlike its other examples, however, Alyssa Hale's story is an interesting take on this trope. It's a long, complicated MindScrew of a story. Subverted Subverted, though, [[spoiler:as they're both dead by the end.]]end]].



* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Could count, Alyssa's visage is not that of a typical {{Bishoujo}} anime character, but her rendering and her manga portrayal is that of a simple yet realistic Japanese teenager with no exaggeration whatsoever. You don't see this kind of style everyday. In contrast, to [[spoiler:Shannon]] who seems to have bleached her skin.

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* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Could count, Alyssa's visage is not that of a typical {{Bishoujo}} anime character, but her rendering and her manga portrayal is that of a simple yet realistic Japanese teenager with no exaggeration whatsoever. You don't see this kind of style everyday. In contrast, This is in contrast to [[spoiler:Shannon]] [[spoiler:Shannon]], who seems to have bleached her skin.



** Yuu: means superiority, gentleness and distant. Her Japanese name foretells who she truly is. Bonus points for it being unisex.

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** Yuu: means superiority, gentleness gentleness, and distant. Her Japanese name foretells who she truly is. Bonus points for it being unisex.



* AxCrazy: The reason why Allen gave Alyssa the amulet in the first place. The first thing he did when he woke up was[[spoiler:[[KnightTemplarBigBrother kill two boys harassing Alyssa.]]]] You think that's not bad? His personality is revealed more in the drama CD. [[spoiler:[[EstablishingCharacterMoment When he explicitly killed Alyssa's classmates for no reason.]]]]

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* AxCrazy: The reason why Allen gave Alyssa the amulet in the first place. The first thing he did when he woke up was[[spoiler:[[KnightTemplarBigBrother was [[spoiler:[[KnightTemplarBigBrother kill two boys harassing Alyssa.]]]] You think that's not bad? His personality is revealed more in the drama CD. [[spoiler:[[EstablishingCharacterMoment When he explicitly killed Alyssa's classmates for no reason.]]]]



* TheGhost: Bates shares his [[spoiler: sister's body,]] but we never saw what he truly looks like without Alyssa. The closest thing we've got is [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120304213342/clocktower/images/1/1c/Bates2.jpg this picture]] from the drama CD.

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* TheGhost: Bates shares his [[spoiler: sister's body,]] [[spoiler:sister's body]], but we never saw what he truly looks like without Alyssa. The closest thing we've got is [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120304213342/clocktower/images/1/1c/Bates2.jpg this picture]] from the drama CD.



* NightmareFetishist: Unlike Alyssa who's understandably shocked and scared. Bates seems a little too lax and very amazed upon finding Ashley[[spoiler:'s scattered pieces.]]

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* NightmareFetishist: Unlike Alyssa Alyssa, who's understandably shocked and scared. scared, Bates seems a little too lax and very amazed upon finding Ashley[[spoiler:'s scattered pieces.]]



* IdiotBall: The game seems to imply that Alex is an incompetent detective. Read at your own risk but here are his faults in order:

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* IdiotBall: The game seems to imply that Alex is an incompetent detective. Read at your own risk risk, but here are his faults in order:



* SomeoneHasToDoIt: In the [[spoiler:good ending, Alex decides to walk off to take care of the remaining zombies himself.]]

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* SomeoneHasToDoIt: In the [[spoiler:good ending, Alex decides to walk off to take care of the remaining zombies himself.]]
himself]].



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Leukine,

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Leukine,Leukine.



** RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:So the guy just proved himself to be better than you, and got you demoted. Did you really have to plan a 17[[note]]Alyssa's seventeen years old by the time the game starts.[[/note]] year long complicated scheme to ruin him?]] Then again, he could have been a [[InsufferableGenius jerk]]. Allen's hatred for him was never fully explained. Subverted, [[spoiler:if Allen never did this trope, Alyssa would never have lived.]]

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** RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:So the guy just proved himself to be better than you, and got you demoted. Did you really have to plan a 17[[note]]Alyssa's seventeen years old by the time the game starts.[[/note]] starts[[/note]] year long complicated scheme to ruin him?]] Then again, he could have been a [[InsufferableGenius jerk]]. Allen's hatred for him was never fully explained. Subverted, [[spoiler:if Allen never did this trope, Alyssa would never have lived.]]lived]].



* KickTheDog: He tricked his friend Phillip into doing the above deed with him, and then later (possibly) tried to frame him for his crime by sending him the statue.[[spoiler:Or he was the intended victim of the toxin, making it look like he commited a familicide. Allen's plan almost succeeded, as he was Alex's number one suspect.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His plans succeeds on driving [[spoiler:Maxwell]] insane and almost framing [[spoiler:Phillip]], he however didn't count on [[spoiler:Shannon]] coming after [[spoiler:Alyssa]] for his mistake and [[spoiler:Phillip]] still being alive to learn the truth; let's not forget [[spoiler:Maxwell]] who actually got back on him. What's worse is that he didn't expect his [[spoiler:''daughters'']] to come to look for him. And everybody, as in everybody, believes this is Alyssa's fault for being 'cursed'. Although, when it comes to Katherine, she seems to be in denial, and Phillip switches from this to in-between. To make it short, [[spoiler: everybody attacked Alyssa for his fault.]]

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* KickTheDog: He tricked his friend Phillip into doing the above deed with him, and then later (possibly) tried to frame him for his crime by sending him the statue. [[spoiler:Or he was the intended victim of the toxin, making it look like he commited a familicide. Allen's plan almost succeeded, as he was Alex's number one suspect.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His plans succeeds on driving [[spoiler:Maxwell]] insane and almost framing [[spoiler:Phillip]], [[spoiler:Phillip]]; however, he however didn't count on [[spoiler:Shannon]] coming after [[spoiler:Alyssa]] for his mistake and [[spoiler:Phillip]] still being alive to learn the truth; let's not forget [[spoiler:Maxwell]] [[spoiler:Maxwell]], who actually got back on him. What's worse is that he didn't expect his [[spoiler:''daughters'']] to come to look for him. And everybody, as in everybody, believes this is Alyssa's fault for being 'cursed'. Although, when it comes to Katherine, she seems to be in denial, and Phillip switches from this to in-between. To make it short, [[spoiler: everybody [[spoiler:everybody attacked Alyssa for his fault.]]fault]].



* [[MaternallyChallenged Paternally Challenged]]: He's a brilliant doctor but when it comes to parenting, that's where he fails.

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* [[MaternallyChallenged Paternally Challenged]]: He's a brilliant doctor doctor, but when it comes to parenting, that's where he fails.



** FatherlyScientist: Implied, even though he's neglectful. Through his [[spoiler: daughters' perspective, Shannon and Alyssa]] see him as this.

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** FatherlyScientist: Implied, even though he's neglectful. Through his [[spoiler: daughters' [[spoiler:daughters' perspective, Shannon and Alyssa]] see him as this.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Invoked by Allen in a more literal sense. [[spoiler: When Maxwell learned that his twin babies are the cursed generation, he responds by burying them alive. Little did he know, his two pissed off colleagues who hate him with a passion, would decide to rescue his children. Not out of disgust or concern but for revenge.]] Subverted, [[spoiler: in the end, ''as he states above.'' Allen admitted he tried to invoke this trope by using Alyssa/Yu but he eventually grew fond of her, and decides to fulfill the "curse" himself.]]

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Invoked by Allen in a more literal sense. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Maxwell learned that his twin babies are the cursed generation, he responds by burying them alive. Little did he know, know his two pissed off pissed-off colleagues who hate him with a passion, passion would decide to rescue his children. Not out of disgust or concern concern, but for revenge.]] Subverted, [[spoiler: in Subverted [[spoiler:in the end, ''as he states above.'' Allen admitted he tried to invoke this trope by using Alyssa/Yu Alyssa/Yu, but he eventually grew fond of her, and decides to fulfill the "curse" himself.]]



* FreudianExcuse: Unlike the others (whose craziness is justified), she went completely mental because [[spoiler:Allen didn't want to care for her.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: Unlike the others (whose craziness is justified), she went completely mental because [[spoiler:Allen didn't want to care for her.]]her]].



** RevengeBeforeReason: She doesn't care that Alyssa has no idea who she is, [[spoiler:she wants to kill her for living with their dad while their mom, who took Shannon, died soon after.]]

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** RevengeBeforeReason: She doesn't care that Alyssa has no idea who she is, [[spoiler:she wants to kill her for living with their dad while their mom, who took Shannon, died soon after.]]after]].



** DrivenToSuicide[=/=]CyanidePill:[[spoiler: When she found out that Allen is willing to die in Alyssa's place.]]

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** DrivenToSuicide[=/=]CyanidePill:[[spoiler: When DrivenToSuicide[=/=]CyanidePill: [[spoiler:When she found out that Allen is willing to die in Alyssa's place.]]



* {{Yandere}}: A platonic example, [[spoiler:she is willing to watch her step-sister suffer for awhile and then attempts to kill her. All for the sake of being with daddy.]]

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* {{Yandere}}: A platonic example, [[spoiler:she is willing to watch her step-sister suffer for awhile and then attempts to kill her. All for the sake of being with daddy.]]
daddy]].



* DrivenToMadness: Briefly in the end of Chapter 1. Tate decides to [[spoiler:strangle Alyssa in hopes to be free of a liability, though she can fight back. [[WhatAnIdiot Bates, for some reason, can't, and is locked to a bad ending.]] ]]
* GoodParents: Implied, Philip and Katherine are the only characters shown to be HappilyMarried with children before the tragedy came about. In contrast to Allen Hale's habit of ParentalNeglect and the Maxwell family's practice of

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* DrivenToMadness: Briefly in the end of Chapter 1. Tate decides to [[spoiler:strangle Alyssa in hopes to be free of a liability, though she can fight back. [[WhatAnIdiot Bates, for some reason, can't, and is locked to a bad ending.]] ]]
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* GoodParents: Implied, Philip and Katherine are the only characters shown to be HappilyMarried with children before the tragedy came about. In contrast to Allen Hale's habit of ParentalNeglect and the Maxwell family's practice of burying their children.



* GirlWithPsychoWeapon[=/=]AxCrazy: There's obviously something wrong with a seven year old wielding a butcher knife, going about the house, slaughtering her family. Yet Alyssa still thinks she's her cousin and refuses to harm her. Subverted with [[WouldHurtAChild Bates]].

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* GirlWithPsychoWeapon[=/=]AxCrazy: There's obviously something wrong with a seven year old seven-year-old wielding a butcher knife, going about the house, slaughtering her family. Yet Alyssa still thinks she's her cousin and refuses to harm her. Subverted with [[WouldHurtAChild Bates]].



* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: His end, via [[MalevolentMaskedMen George Maxwell]] throwing him at Alyssa. Which occurs in the lab, though it's not explained how he got there.]]

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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His end, via [[MalevolentMaskedMen George Maxwell]] throwing him at Alyssa. Which occurs in the lab, though it's not explained how he got there.]]



The second child of the Tate's family. And the first victim of the Cerebral Toxin

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The second child of the Tate's family. And the first victim of the Cerebral Toxin
Toxin.



* GamerChick: Implied as she has a poster of the previous game in her room.

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* GamerChick: Implied Implied, as she has a poster of the previous game in her room.



* InformedAbility: Everybody likes to stress what a genius chemist Maxwell is, yet [[spoiler: Allen]] is the one who perfected the toxin.

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* InformedAbility: Everybody likes to stress what a genius chemist Maxwell is, yet [[spoiler: Allen]] [[spoiler:Allen]] is the one who perfected the toxin.



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: They may not be referred to as doctors but they are doctors. Maxwell probably has a doctorate in chemistry as well.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: They may not be referred to as doctors doctors, but they are doctors. Maxwell probably has a doctorate in chemistry as well.
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