History Characters / NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors

2nd Nov '16 5:03:11 PM Lorealie
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* AerithAndBob: His real name seems rather out of place when standing next to people with obviously Japanese names. [[spoiler: His name is ''Light''. Granted, Clover's real name is also the very not-at-all-Japanese ''Clover'', so perhaps their parents were hippies, at least in the English version.]] Of course, they could also be Japanese equivalents, or even just English words written to fit into Japanese. [[spoiler: 'Raito' is actually used as the character's name in Manga/DeathNote to sound like 'Light,' and Clover's name is actually a translation of her original, Yotsuba. Which means Clover.]]

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* AerithAndBob: His real name seems rather out of place when standing next to people with obviously Japanese names. [[spoiler: His name is ''Light''. Granted, Clover's real name is also the very not-at-all-Japanese ''Clover'', so perhaps their parents were hippies, at could be hippies (at least in the English version.version), manga fans as their only common link is being the names of protagonist's of series that could be assumed to have existed by the time either was born, or just really liked puns as "Fields" has been given as their surname.]] Of course, they could also be Japanese equivalents, or even just English words written to fit into Japanese. [[spoiler: 'Raito' is actually "Light" has been used before in this way as the main character's name in Manga/DeathNote to sound like 'Light,' and Clover's name Clover is actually a direct translation of her original, Yotsuba. Which means Clover.Yotsuba, which is also [[Manga/{{Yotsuba}} a manga series]] named after its respective protagonist.]]
1st Nov '16 1:51:08 AM Sirmat
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* Cloudcuckoolander: A mild example at least. Most notable is during the flooding cabin, where examining the right things causes him to make several ladder puns. While in danger of drowning.
16th Oct '16 9:03:54 PM VeryMelon
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* GreaterScopeVillain: Gordain is where the Nonary Games began. If he hadn't created the concept, Hongou would never have made a Nonary Game either. This also makes Gordain responsible for Zero's existence.
** However, in VLR and ZTD, the identity of the ''real'' GreaterScopeVillain comes into play. In a sense, Gordain still is for the ''backstory'', but that new character is the one for the whole series.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Gordain is where the Nonary Games began. If he hadn't created the concept, Introduced Gentarou Hongou would never have made a to the Nonary Game either. This also makes Gordain responsible for Zero's existence.
** However, in VLR and ZTD,
concept, which inspired Hongou to make the identity of the ''real'' GreaterScopeVillain comes into play. In a sense, Gordain still is for the ''backstory'', but Nonary Game that new character is would set the one for the whole series.plot of 999 proper in motion.
11th Oct '16 8:40:29 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Unlike the other participants, Clover's "code name" is her real name. It's only by coincidence that it happens to fit the ThemeNaming of the other code names.
10th Oct '16 1:24:11 PM BillyMT
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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:As detailed above. The story is ''built'' on subverting the reader's expectations, and the revelation of Akane's true nature may well be the biggest surprise it has to offer. ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' goes on to subvert the less sympathetic interpretations of her characterization, showing that she is ultimately a heroic person who wants what's best for Junpei and everyone else.]]

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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:As detailed above. The story is ''built'' on subverting the reader's expectations, and the revelation of Akane's true nature may well be the biggest surprise it has to offer. ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' goes on to subvert the less sympathetic interpretations of her characterization, showing that she is ultimately a heroic person who wants what's best for Junpei and everyone else. And not only she's well aware that all she does is at the expense of her own happiness, [[SelfSacrificeScheme she's all too willingly to pay that much in the name of her friends and her loved one]].]]
4th Sep '16 12:45:57 PM Monsund
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* FatBastard: He seems quite beefy.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He knew about Ace's identity and role in the first Nonary Game. Ace feared that he could pose a threat for him, and killed him.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He knew about Ace's identity and role in the first Nonary Game. Ace feared that he could pose a threat for him, him as he was poised to tell the truth about the Nonary game, and killed him.]]
15th Aug '16 8:13:30 AM Gosicrystal
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!!Junpei

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!!Junpei!!#5 Junpei



!!"Ace" (Gentarou Hongou)

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!!"Ace" !!#1 "Ace" (Gentarou Hongou)



* BadassBeard - In conjunction with his hair and eyes, it makes sense that Junpei noted him as "lion" before he got his codename.
** BeardOfEvil
* BadassCape - Unrealistic for an ordinary CEO, Hongou's cape tends to float in the wind.

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* BadassBeard - BadassBeard: In conjunction with his hair and eyes, it makes sense that Junpei noted him as "lion" before he got his codename.
** BeardOfEvil
* BadassCape - BadassCape: Unrealistic for an ordinary CEO, Hongou's cape tends to float in the wind.



%%* BeardOfEvil



* JerkAss: Perhaps the most despicable character in the series, principally a result how he WouldHurtAChild.

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* JerkAss: Perhaps the most despicable character in the series, principally a result of how he WouldHurtAChild.



!!"Snake" (Light)

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!!"Snake" !!#2 "Snake" (Light)



!!"Santa" (Aoi Kurashiki)

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!!"Santa" !!#3 "Santa" (Aoi Kurashiki)



* OrphansOrdeal: He and Akane grew up in an orphanage, with him acting as a gift giving "Santa Claus" to her. More info on their parents is explained in ''VideoGame/ZeroTimeDilemma''.

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* OrphansOrdeal: He and Akane grew up in an orphanage, with him acting as a gift giving gift-giving "Santa Claus" to her. More info on their parents is explained in ''VideoGame/ZeroTimeDilemma''.



!!"Clover" (Yotsuba)

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!!"Clover" !!#4 "Clover" (Yotsuba)



* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:The Axe ending]].

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* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:She, the one with bracelet number 4, goes on a killing spree in the Axe ending]].ending.]]



!!"June" (Akane Kurashiki)

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!!"June" !!#6 "June" (Akane Kurashiki)



* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:During the true ending.]]

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* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:During [[spoiler:She shows the true player her dark side as Zero in the True ending.]]



* NarratingThePresent: She is he narrator of the story through Junpei's eyes.

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* NarratingThePresent: She is [[spoiler:She's he narrator of the story through Junpei's eyes.]]



* TimeyWimeyBall: Needless to say, it's complicated.

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* %%* TimeyWimeyBall: Needless to say, it's complicated.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Her desire to live is understandable. The murders she orchestrates to achieve that goal, however, reveal another, darker motive for her actions. Namely, {{Revenge}}.]]
** [[spoiler:She's also willing to [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse lead her victims to their doom many times over until she can figure out a way to save her past self.]]]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Her desire to live is understandable. The murders she orchestrates to achieve that goal, however, reveal another, darker motive for her actions. Namely, {{Revenge}}.]]
** [[spoiler:She's
She's also willing to [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse lead her victims to their doom many times over until she can figure out a way sacrifice alternate universes]] in order to save her past self.]]]]]]



!!"Seven"

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!!"Seven"!!#7 "Seven"



!!"Lotus" (Hazuki Kashiwabara)

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!!"Lotus" !!#8 "Lotus" (Hazuki Kashiwabara)



!!"The 9th Man" (Teruaki Kubota)

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!!"The !!#9 "The 9th Man" (Teruaki Kubota)



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he was killed.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why [[spoiler:He knew about Ace's identity and role in the first Nonary Game. Ace feared that he was killed.could pose a threat for him, and killed him.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he was killed.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why [[spoiler:He knew about Ace's identity and role in the first Nonary Game. Ace feared that he was killed.could pose a threat for him, and killed him.]]
15th Aug '16 7:17:58 AM Gosicrystal
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: At least as far as this game is concerned. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says he would pursue her for the rest of his life.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Inverted. He's the only one who is called by his real name because June blurted it out earlier.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: At least as far as this game is concerned. [[spoiler: concerned, he doesn't engage in a love relationship with Akane. WordOfGod says he [[spoiler:he would pursue her for the rest of his life.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Inverted. He's the only one who is called by his real name because June blurted it out earlier.
]]



* GenreSavvy: Can be this depending on what choices you make...
** IdiotBall: ...while other choices give him a firm grip on this. Subverted, however, as there are only two dialogue choices that will change the ending received and they don't require much GenreSavvy on the part of the player or Junpei. It's impossible to play Junpei as holding the IdiotBall or with ObfuscatingStupidity, as the game will advance regardless of your choices (the only difference being that the other characters will call you an idiot). In game, Junpei and the rest of the cast spend time batting around the IdiotBall with regard to [[spoiler: the gun from the cargo hold, which is [[LampshadeHanging repeatedly mentioned]] to be a fatal oversight, on Seven's background, and in the Axe ending, when Junpei ''sees'' the weapon in Clover's possession]]. Since all of these examples are beyond the player's control, ForgotAboutHisPowers is also in play.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Thinks that he's in a romance story, and that he should persevere against all odds to win over his shy, sensitive ChildhoodFriend. [[spoiler: However, Akane is a far cry from the compassionate, innocent girl he remembers. In fact, she's an AntiVillain WellIntentionedExtremist who is perfectly fine with exacting murderous revenge on those who wronged her while trying to save her past self's life]]. The story itself is more like a mystery/sci-fi series, with a touch of horror.

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* %%* GenreSavvy: Can be this depending on what choices you make...
** IdiotBall: ...while other choices give him a firm grip on this. Subverted, however, as there are only two dialogue choices that will change the ending received and they don't require much GenreSavvy on the part of the player or Junpei. It's impossible to play Junpei as holding the IdiotBall or with ObfuscatingStupidity, as the game will advance regardless of your choices (the only difference being that the other characters will call you an idiot). In game, Junpei and the rest of the cast spend time batting around the IdiotBall with regard to [[spoiler: the gun from the cargo hold, which is [[LampshadeHanging repeatedly mentioned]] to be a fatal oversight, on Seven's background, and in the Axe ending, when Junpei ''sees'' the weapon in Clover's possession]]. Since all of these examples are beyond the player's control, ForgotAboutHisPowers is also in play.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Thinks that he's in a romance story, and that he should persevere against all odds to win over his shy, sensitive ChildhoodFriend. [[spoiler: However, Akane is a far cry from the compassionate, innocent girl he remembers. In fact, she's an AntiVillain WellIntentionedExtremist who is perfectly fine with exacting murderous revenge on those who wronged her while trying to save her past self's life]]. The story itself is more like a mystery/sci-fi series, with a touch of horror.
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* TheHero: [[spoiler: Double subversion.]]

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* %%* TheHero: [[spoiler: Double subversion.]]]]
* IdiotBall: Subverted, as there are only two dialogue choices that will change the ending received and they don't require much GenreSavvy on the part of the player or Junpei. It's impossible to play Junpei as holding the IdiotBall or with ObfuscatingStupidity, as the game will advance regardless of your choices (the only difference being that the other characters will call you an idiot). In game, Junpei and the rest of the cast spend time batting around the IdiotBall with regard to [[spoiler: the gun from the cargo hold, which is [[LampshadeHanging repeatedly mentioned]] to be a fatal oversight, on Seven's background, and in the Axe ending, when Junpei ''sees'' the weapon in Clover's possession]]. Since all of these examples are beyond the player's control, ForgotAboutHisPowers is also in play.



* OnlyOneName: Though his surname is mentioned in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: {{Inverted|Trope}}. He's the only one who is called by his real name because June blurted it out before the group decided to assign code names.
* OnlyOneName: Though his His surname is mentioned not revealed in this game, but is in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.



* PungeonMaster: Much to the annoyance of the others. Also his self-admitted reason for not having any friends.

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* PungeonMaster: Much It's not like he's constantly making puns, but when he does, they're pretty bad, much to the annoyance of the others. Also It's also his self-admitted reason for not having any friends.




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* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinks that he's in a romance story, and that he should persevere against all odds to win over his shy, sensitive ChildhoodFriend. [[spoiler: However, Akane is a far cry from the compassionate, innocent girl he remembers. In fact, she's an AntiVillain WellIntentionedExtremist who is perfectly fine with exacting murderous revenge on those who wronged her while trying to save her past self's life]]. The story itself is more like a mystery/sci-fi series, with a touch of horror.
12th Aug '16 2:36:42 AM SuperbowserX
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%%* BadassBeard
%%** BeardOfEvil
%%* BadassCape

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%%* BadassBeard
%%**
*BadassBeard - In conjunction with his hair and eyes, it makes sense that Junpei noted him as "lion" before he got his codename.
**
BeardOfEvil
%%* BadassCape* BadassCape - Unrealistic for an ordinary CEO, Hongou's cape tends to float in the wind.



%%* JerkAss

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%%* JerkAss* JerkAss: Perhaps the most despicable character in the series, principally a result how he WouldHurtAChild.



* WouldHurtAChild: He viciously grabs June by the arm into the incinerator as he sadistically anticipates seeing her die.



%%* BigBrotherInstinct

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%%* BigBrotherInstinct* BigBrotherInstinct: Although he conceals it in keeping up the facade, Santa genuinely cares for his sister.



%%* OrphansOrdeal

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%%* OrphansOrdeal* OrphansOrdeal: He and Akane grew up in an orphanage, with him acting as a gift giving "Santa Claus" to her. More info on their parents is explained in ''VideoGame/ZeroTimeDilemma''.



%%* RealNameAsAnAlias
%%* RoseHairedGirl

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%%* RealNameAsAnAlias
%%* RoseHairedGirl
* RealNameAsAnAlias: Coincidentally, Clover is her real name.
* RoseHairedGirl: Her hair is distinctively pink.



%%* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:During the true ending.]]

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%%* * BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:During the true ending.]]



%%* ConvenientlyAnOrphan

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%%* ConvenientlyAnOrphan* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Explains her connection to Santa.



%%* NarratingThePresent

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%%* NarratingThePresent* NarratingThePresent: She is he narrator of the story through Junpei's eyes.



%%* PluckyGirl

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%%* PluckyGirl* PluckyGirl: She is optimistic and hopes for everyone to gets along, and strongly disapproves of Ace's attempt to sacrifice himself.



%%* TimeyWimeyBall

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%%* TimeyWimeyBall* TimeyWimeyBall: Needless to say, it's complicated.



%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* VillainProtagonist* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:She sets up 3 people to die and instills massive panic in innocent people, but is actually the deuteragonist of the game]].



%%* AmbiguouslyBrown

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%%* AmbiguouslyBrown* AmbiguouslyBrown: He is a Japanese policeman though, as confirmed in VLR.



%%* GentleGiant

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%%* GentleGiant* GentleGiant: Seven's size and stature rarely comes into play; he is a very polite, and surprisingly academic, detective. He did physically need to keep Junpei back when he tried to save Snake.



%%* {{Nerd}}

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%%* {{Nerd}}* {{Nerd}}: Certainly with the glasses, but like the typical nerd he was too easily abused.



%%* TheBrute

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%%* TheBrute



%%* FatBastard

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%%* FatBastard* FatBastard: He seems quite beefy.



%%* HeKnowsTooMuch

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%%* HeKnowsTooMuch* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he was killed.



%%* HeKnowsTooMuch

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%%* HeKnowsTooMuch* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he was killed.



** However, in VLR and ZTD, the identity of the ''real'' GreaterScopeVillain comes into play. In a sense, Gordain still is for the ''backstory'', but that new character is the one for the whole series.



%%* WhenItAllBegan

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%%* WhenItAllBegan* WhenItAllBegan: He created the trends of the Nonary Game.
11th Aug '16 6:54:03 AM Gosicrystal
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* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:She gives us a creepy murderous smile in the Axe ending. It foreshadows that you're not going to avoid your companions' fate.]].

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* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:She gives us a creepy murderous smile in the Axe ending. It foreshadows that you're not going to avoid your companions' fate.]].fate]].



* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:As detailed above. The story is ''built'' on subverting the reader's expectations, and the revelation of Akane's true nature may well be the biggest surprise it has to offer. ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' goes on to subvert the less sympathetic interpretations of her characterization, showing that she is ultimately a heroic person who wants what's best for Junpei and everyone else.]].

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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:As detailed above. The story is ''built'' on subverting the reader's expectations, and the revelation of Akane's true nature may well be the biggest surprise it has to offer. ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' goes on to subvert the less sympathetic interpretations of her characterization, showing that she is ultimately a heroic person who wants what's best for Junpei and everyone else.]].]]



* You Are Number Six: Well, he's named Seven instead of Six. Goes for all characters in a sense, but Seven is the only one who simply picks his number as his nickname.

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* You Are Number Six: YouAreNumberSix: Well, he's named Seven instead of Six. Goes for all characters in a sense, but Seven is the only one who simply picks his number as his nickname.



* GagBoobs: They get ''motion blur'' [[spoiler:in the static image of everyone escaping up the stairs]]. They also bounce a small bit in her one sprite animation.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Rather visibly in one of her portraits.

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* GagBoobs: {{Gainaxing}}:
** Her large breasts bounce a small bit in her one sprite animation.
**
They even get ''motion blur'' [[spoiler:in the static image of everyone escaping up the stairs]]. They also bounce a small bit in her one sprite animation.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Rather visibly in one of her portraits.



* MsFanservice: If there's one blatantly attractive and {{Stripperific}} woman in the cast, it's her. Her large boobs and lack of clothing get a lot of attention, [[LampshadeHanging even from characters]].



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit leaves very little to the imagination. Lampshaded by Seven and Santa, who call her an exhibitionist.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit leaves very little to the imagination. Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} by Seven and Santa, who call her an exhibitionist.



%%* TheEvilGenius
* ExplosiveStupidity: [[spoiler:He REALLY shouldn't have trusted Ace. And he ''designed'' the system in the first place!]]

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%%* TheEvilGenius
* TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler:He was the man who prepared the technology behind the Nonary Game 9 years ago. The bracelets, the [=REDs=], the [=DEADs=], the numbered doors... He got all these to work. You find out in the True ending.]]
* ExplosiveStupidity: [[spoiler:He REALLY shouldn't have trusted Ace.Ace when he told him that the DEAD only required one bracelet to deactivate the bomb in his gut. And he ''designed'' the system in the first place!]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:One reason Ace wanted him dead.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:One reason of the reasons Ace wanted him dead.dead is that he knew about Ace's identity and criminal past.]]



%%* UnwittingPawn:
* YouAreNumberSix: Or rather, You Are Number Nine. The 9th Man is the only thing the rest of the cast call him.

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%%* UnwittingPawn:
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Ace convinced him to go through Door 5 alone by telling him that the DEAD no longer required everyone to identify. He died in an attempt to escape on his own, just like Ace wanted.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: Or rather, You Are Number Nine. 9. The 9th Man is the only thing the rest of the cast call calls him.



%%* TheDragon



%%* PosthumousCharacter

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%%* PosthumousCharacter* NumberTwo: He was the right-hand man of Gentarou Hongou, the CEO of Cradle Pharmaceutical. Hongou killed him because he thought it was Snake, who knew his past as the creator of the Nonary Game. It makes sense he mistook him for Snake, though, as Hongou can't differenciate human faces and Nijisaki was dressed as Snake.
* PosthumousCharacter: We learn about his existence long after his gruesome death. Partly because he was injured so badly that he was unidentifiable and mistaken for Snake.
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