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22nd Aug '17 8:10:59 PM Upgrader
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* The entire game is narrated both from Junpei's point of view and in third person. [[spoiler: As it turn out, it's Past!Akane looking through Junpei's eyes.]]
** Also, when Seven tells his past as a cop, we don't see him telling Junpei, instead the story is told to the player directly. [[spoiler: Because Akane already knows.]]

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* The entire game is narrated both from Junpei's point of view and in third person. [[spoiler: As it turn out, it's Past!Akane looking through Junpei's eyes.]][[note]]The compilation rerelease does this a different way: "Adventure Mode" (the equivalent of the DS's top screen) is revealed to the "Junpei Vision", while "Novel Mode" (the equivalent of the bottom screen, with no textboxes) is revealed to be "Akane Vision".[[/note]] This gives some of the bottom screen's exposition dialogue new context:
** The narrator gives odd descriptions of corpses such as comparing them to a macabre crab with pizza dough spilling out. [[spoiler: Those descriptions are actually being made by past Akane; how else would a 12 year old describe a corpse with such limited vocabulary?]]
** The narration sometimes briefly breaks third person before the major WhamLine: when Lotus beats up Junpei for saying her sign is the woman symbol with devil horns, the narration says "Such violence..." Much more notable however, is a moment at the very beginning of the game: when Junpei recalls his encounter with Zero, the narration describes the state of Junpei's apartment, including the open window. [[spoiler: The narration then says "Huh. That's weird... Did I leave that open...?". In-game, this line has no quotation marks, meaning that this is past Akane, while looking into Junpei's recollection of his kidnapping, wondering if her future self left the window open when she entered the apartment to capture Junpei and set up the future Nonary Game.
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** The narrator gets cut off when [[spoiler: in the Safe ending, Ace draws his gun and puts it to Lotus's head. Past Akane can't keep up with things happening extremely quickly]].
** Also, when Seven tells his certain conversations, such as Santa talking about Cradle and Soporil, and Seven's past as a cop, we don't see him them telling Junpei, instead the story is told to the player directly. [[spoiler: Because Akane already knows.]][[note]]This doesn't apply to ''The Nonary Games'' rerelease; in that version, many pieces of exposition that were in the DS bottom screen are integrated to the dialogue.[[/note]]
* The very last puzzle has the player [[spoiler:turn the DS upside-down, reflecting that for the first time, ''Junpei'' is solving the puzzle and sending the answer to ''Akane'', which is the opposite of you've been doing up until that point.
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* The very last puzzle has the player [[spoiler:turn the DS upside-down, reflecting that you're now playing as ''Junpei'' instead of ''Akane'', which you've been doing up until that point.]]

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* The very last puzzle has the player [[spoiler:turn the DS upside-down, reflecting that you're now playing as ''Junpei'' instead of ''Akane'', which you've been doing up until that point.]]



* The narrator gives odd descriptions of corpses such as comparing them to a macabre crab with pizza dough spilling out. [[spoiler: Those descriptions are actually being made by a 12 year old Akane, how else would a 12 year old describe a corpse with such limited vocabulary?]]
29th Jul '17 1:27:51 AM ergeis
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* Akane's Japanese codename is Murasaki. The first syllable, mu, sounds similar the Japanese word for [[spoiler:"nothing". In other words, zero.]]
30th Jun '17 4:30:33 PM GuiRitter
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*** [[spoiler:Actually, due to the nature of timelines explained in the sequel, ''all the endings are canon''. Safe was a colossal failure to save Kanny, but the information that was gathered from it was needed to transmitted to the Junpei of the True timeline. This actually means that she not only experiences her theoretical death in the incinerator (depending on the idea of that was an idea incepted into Seven, Clover and Snake), she experiences death through Junpei at least three times]].

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*** [[spoiler:Actually, due to the nature of timelines explained in the sequel, ''all the endings are canon''. Safe was a colossal failure to save Kanny, but the information that was gathered from it was needed to be transmitted to the Junpei of the True timeline. This actually means that she not only experiences her theoretical death in the incinerator (depending on the idea of that was an idea incepted into Seven, Clover and Snake), she experiences death through Junpei at least three times]].
30th Jun '17 4:19:42 PM GuiRitter
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* Why does June make such a big scene both when everyone's looking at the destroyed body of the 9th Man and, what everyone thought, was Snake? At first you'd just pass it off as a kinda realistic reaction to being in such a tense situation while seeing such mangled dead bodies. But then you find out [[spoiler:she wouldn't be feeling like she was in a tense situation, and she was the one who set up both of the deaths. It could have just been to make herself look the part of the innocent. Although...it's highly likely she did it to get Junpei to focus on her and stop looking at the bloody scenes. ''She knew her 12 year old self was watching through Junpei's eyes''. She did it so her 12 year old self didn't have to see the horrific scenes for any longer then need-be]].

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* Why does June make such a big scene both when everyone's looking at the destroyed body of the 9th Man and, what everyone thought, was Snake? At first you'd just pass it off as a kinda realistic reaction to being in such a tense situation while seeing such mangled dead bodies. But then you find out [[spoiler:she wouldn't be feeling like she was in a tense situation, and she was the one who set up both of the deaths. It could have just been to make herself look the part of the innocent. Although...it's highly likely she did it to get Junpei to focus on her and stop looking at the bloody scenes. ''She knew her 12 year old self was watching through Junpei's eyes''. She did it so her 12 year old self didn't have to see the horrific scenes for any longer then than need-be]].
30th Jun '17 4:11:01 PM GuiRitter
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* Through the various endings, Junpei frequently [[spoiler: has a HeroicBSOD where he becomes a 'shell of his former self' and is 'no longer Junpei.' In most circumstances, this is the result of June's death. Watching the events from the past, Akane's horror at learning of her own death is entangling with Junpei's, making it hard to tell who Junpei any longer. The only time that Junpei recovers from these shocks quickly is when he confirms that she had died in the past; a shock, but a paradox that the both of them can push aside their despair for to try and puzzle through it.]]

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* Through the various endings, Junpei frequently [[spoiler: has a HeroicBSOD where he becomes a 'shell of his former self' and is 'no longer Junpei.' In most circumstances, this is the result of June's death. Watching the events from the past, Akane's horror at learning of her own death is entangling with Junpei's, making it hard to tell who Junpei is any longer. The only time that Junpei recovers from these shocks quickly is when he confirms that she had died in the past; a shock, but a paradox that the both of them can push aside their despair for to try and puzzle through it.]]
10th Jun '17 7:17:53 AM NNinja
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** ''Zero Time Dilemma'' offers another but no less Fridge-Brilliant explanation: [[spoiler: When C-team got their hands on the antidote Carlos had a vision of Junpei's death in the pantry timeline. Shifters can see other timelines and espers can resonate with each other amplifying their abilities. That's why they saw it. Seven might not be esper himself but he was surrounded by espers playing the Nonary Game, that's why everyone involved remembers both timelines.]]




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* It seems weird at first glance that Junpei can't figure out what's going on through Akane's head when they're examining the bedroom, especially when Elevator Scene shows that he can be quite horny himself. But he's mindlinked with 12-year old Akane who's still a child, she's too innocent to figure out what her older self is thinking and that confusion is rubbing off on Junpei.
10th Jun '17 6:32:03 AM NNinja
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** This one is actually explained in the sequels, although not directly: [[spoiler: Stead was a shifter. He's also a real person who actually died on the titanic. He simply shifted back after getting killed and described it.]]
18th Feb '17 8:04:00 AM ZorotheGallade
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* This exchange takes [[BlackHumour a whole new meaning]] if you consider [[spoiler: what happened to Young!Akane originally]]:
-->'''June''': Jumpy, you lit the candle.
-->'''Junpei''': Yeah. You want me to light your heart on fire?
-->'''June''': ...
-->'''Junpei''': ...
-->'''June''': Jumpy... Don't quit your day job, okay?
18th Feb '17 8:00:44 AM ZorotheGallade
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** Also, when Seven tells his past as a cop, we don't see him telling Junpei, instead the story is told to the player directly. [[spoiler: Because Akane already knows.]]
18th Feb '17 7:59:39 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The entire game is narrated both from Junpei's point of view and in third person. [[spoiler: As it turn out, it's Past!Akane looking through Junpei's eyes.]]
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