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->''“Hello, adventure game fans. The spyware that we have installed on your computers is telling me that a lot of children are sitting at the monitors tonight. That’s why I won’t be telling the story I had originally planned. That’s really too bad. It would have been a good story, full of [[StuffBlowingUp entertaining explosions]] and a [[HumongousMecha giant robot opossum]], but also with a lot of expletives and gratuitous violence. The story I’m going to tell you instead is a little different. It is about Lilli, the best-behaved girl in the whole world…”''
-->— '''The Narrator''', introducing us to the game

Lilli is a sweet and innocent child--at least, that's what the narrator claims--and it is her supreme misfortune to live in [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors the most hellish convent school imaginable]]. Mistreated by the other students, and despised by the [[ChildHater child-hating]] mother superior, her only friend is the [[EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout escaped mental patient Edna]], who hides in her room and gives her advice. But after a bout of accidental bad behavior, the sinister experimental psychologist Dr. Marcel is invited to the school to perform therapy on the children. It's up to Lilli to help Edna to escape--and later, to free herself from the doctor's control.

Who is Dr. Marcel? What is his connection to Edna? How can he be stopped?

And what are [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness those strange little gnomes]] that appear whenever a student goes missing, [[RelaxOVision covering things up with pretty pink paint]]?

''Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes'' (''Harveys neue Augen'' in German) is a [[GaidenGame spin-off]] of [[EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout Edna & Harvey: The Breakout]]. The English version is [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/219910/ available on Steam]] as of October 16, 2012.

!!Tropes featured in this game include (spoilers ahoy!):
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Each hypnotic suggestion manifest itself as a twisted rabbit.
* ArtStyleDissonance: In a manner of speaking. The art doesn't match the game's genre, but it perfectly matches [[WideEyedIdealist how Lilli views things]].
* ArtifactTitle: For some reason, somebody insisted on leaving “Edna & Harvey” in the English title even though they are no longer the main characters. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hTU-0hyZ-CA/TcPXzI4jn6I/AAAAAAAAC2o/twkv2qMesss/s1600/harveysneweyes.png This was not always the plan.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: As in the previous game, there's an ending where Dr. Marcel gets everything he wants.
* BedSheetGhost: Used multiple times. At one point, it even fools a professional medium!
* BlackComedy: This game is basically a T-rated, highly self-aware ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz]]
* BreakTheCutie: Lilli takes a long time to become aware enough for this, but when she finally snaps, she does so quite dramatically.
* ChaosArchitecture: Averted. The parts of the asylum you get to visit in this game look just the way they did in the first game. You even get to see what’s behind that door you couldn’t click back then.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Once again, there is a puzzle that needs to be repeated towards the end of the game.
* ChildHater: Mother Superior Ignatz hates children, while Dr. Marcel hates (and plans to therapeutically eliminate) the entire concept of childhood.
* CuckooNest: Where to start?
* ComingOfAgeStory: In a very twisted way, this is the story of how Lilli comes of age in a society where almost no one is truly mature. She can [[spoiler:become exactly what adults want her to be, become [[TheUnfettered unbound by society's rules]] at the cost of her morals, or reject the very structure of the choice.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: Frank suspects Templar conspiracies behind everything. (Given some of the old man's information, he might be right.)
* ContinuityNod: Lilli can walk into one of the old 800x600 backgrounds from the first game. She will wonder about it for a while and then turn around.
* CopyProtection: The German version of the game comes with a [[http://www.daedalic.de/images/Harvey_FLAP.jpg code wheel]] that looks suspiciously like the Dial-A-Pirate wheel from ''TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''. However, this one is more complex: Every face consists of ''three'' layers rather than two and you have to match up ''two different kinds of faces'', which is why there is a set of faces on ''both'' sides of the wheel. Fortunaly, you only have to go through the copy protection once every twenty-four hours.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Harvey never leads Gerret or Lilli anywhere, Gerret never holds a knife, and the man in the bee costume doesn’t "fly" until Lilli reaches the asylum.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: This game follows the ending in which [[spoiler:Edna pushes Dr. Marcel down the stairs.]]
* DeepImmersionGaming: Taken to its logical conclusion--the game is an entrance to Lilli's MentalWorld, complete with resident psychic block.
* DramaticIrony: Besides the obvious revelation of the pink paint, there's a much more subtle example in the gargoyles that hang over the balcony. One gargoyle is about to fall, held up only by a thin rope. The other is watching with a horrified expression, and Lilli ponders why it does nothing to save the first, knowing that when one falls, the other "will have to live with the guilt." This is a perfect parallel to thoughts the player may have when Lilli ignores situations in which other characters are imperiled.
* ExtremeDoormat: Lilli, by way of HeroicMime. Rather than having options to speak, she has options to begin a sentence that another character will then interrupt by guessing what she's going to say. In addition, much of the plot comes from her being unwilling or unable to disobey orders. (Then again, the entire third act comes from her ignoring something Gerret told her . . .)
* FriendlessBackground: There's a grand total of three people who like Lilli, and [[spoiler:all three may be dead by the end]].
* GaidenGame: The developers insist on calling it a spin-off rather than a sequel because you don’t control the same character.
* GainaxEnding: In the end, Dr. Marcel claims that [[spoiler:Edna is dead, and Lilli has been hallucinating both her and Garrett. Either this is true--which doesn't make a lot of sense, given prior events--or else the suggestion is enough to snap Lilli's already-fractured mind and cause her to create a hallucinatory Edna and Garrett, who proceed to tell her they're hallucinations and urge her to give up. It's up to Lilli to decide whether to listen, but not much is resolved either way.]]
* GenkiGirl: Petra never stops being cheerful.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For a T-rated game it sure deals with a lot of serious themes. For instance they got away with some disturbing murders in the beginning.
* HarmlessVillain: Shawny prides himself on being a bully, but all his shenanigans are hilariously tame.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mother Superior Ignatz was about to let Dr Marcel go. Then she saw a rather innocent bird getting blown up.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz]]
* HitlerAteSugar: {{Satan}} lies.
* [[HollywoodNuns Hollywood Nun]]: Mother Superior Ignatz
* IAmTheTrope: “Call the police? Ha. Lilli, I am the police!”
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Valley of Uncomfortable Memories in the tabletop game. Lilli doesn't initially react to it, but she panics quite spectacularly when she discovers what its name really signifies.
* ImaginaryFriend: Harvey, and possibly [[spoiler:Edna and Gerrett.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: When Lilli talks to an Indian shaman who is also a computer geek:
-->'''Shaman''': You’re probably wondering what kind of server I use. It’s an Apache.
-->'''Lilli''': [[{{Emoticon}} :(]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Lilli
* InsaneTrollLogic: The rabbits arguments are vague at best.
* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake: Mother Superior Ignatz bakes a cake for Birgit, in celebration of her excellent work on a banner. [[spoiler:By that point, Birgit has already hung herself in despair. The mother superior doesn't notice.]]
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Almost every named character from the first act. The second and third acts have a higher survival rate, though.]]
* TheKingOfTown: King Adrian.
* KleptomaniacHero: It’s a good thing “Thou shalt not steal” is not one of the restrictions.
* LiteralMinded: Lilli do her chores not more or less. [[spoiler: She's in fact so literal minded it makes her an murder]]
* LemonyNarrator: The narrator often speaks in a pattern of basic description-declarative statement-deeply disturbing aside. As an example: "A clown! Lilli had never seen a live clown before! Only the dead one who stood outside her window at night."
** Also, he describes a tire swing hanging from a termite-infested tree near a precipice as “completely harmless.”
* LogicBomb: This is how Lilli defeats most of the monsters that infest her MentalWorld. For instance, Lady Justice tells her that lies are always bad, and commits {{Seppuku}} when Lilli proves that lies can be good (allowing Lilli to lie in the real world).
* MadmanInTheAttic: The phantom, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Dr. Marcel’s ''other'' son.]]
* MentalWorld: It's an [[DualWorldGameplay alternate world]] with a different inventory. ''Most'' of the time, the two worlds don't affect each other, apart from Lilli being able to break [[RestrainingBolt restrictions]] that can then be circumvented in the real world.
* MoonLogicPuzzle: One puzzle requires you to top a pizza according to Adrian’s, Peter’s, Petra’s, and Drogglejug’s wishes: Adrian wants tomatoes, but no blueberries. Peter wants blueberries, but no bananas. Petra wants broccoli, but no tomatoes; and Drogglejug wants bananas, but no broccoli. This would be an impossible task if it weren’t for the fact that all these people are colorblind: Adrian has red/yellow color blindness, Peter has red/green color blindness, Petra has yellow/green color blindness, and Drogglejug has green/blue color blindness. You have to take advantage of their respective forms of color blindness by ''dyeing'' the toppings in such a way that the pizza looks satisfying to everyone. How to do this exactly may stump you for a while until you realize that [[spoiler:“color blindness” in this case literally means that ''they can’t see things in the offending colors!'' This means that Adrian won’t recognize his favourite topping — tomatoes — ''unless they are some outlandish color!'']]
** Also present, and lampshaded, when Lilli has a clown tie a balloon into the shape of a wrench to unscrew a bolt.
* {{Motif}}: Eyes show up a lot in this game, as do sewing needles.
* MultipleEndings: Three, this time.
* NeatFreak: Once again, Mr. Frock. Though he temporarily becomes the “dark Mr. Frock” who “eats gummi bears without a napkin.”
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: Lillegrim the Amazonian barbarian warrioress
* ObliviouslyEvil: Lilli never actually sees any of the pain and suffering she causes. [[spoiler:At least, not in the first act.]]
* OccidentalOtaku: Shy and Suka
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: “Lilli had never seen such a sad man in a bee costume.”
* PixelHunt: Once again [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Like in the predecessor, pressing the spacebar will highlight all hotspots and exits.
* PokemonSpeak: Drogglejug. However, his RPG character Lord Droggelot speaks normally.
* PressXToNotDie: Parodied. At one point of the game, Lilli is at the top of a ladder, trying to reach a ledge, while somebody is trying to pull her down. Suddenly, something that looks like a round X button appears on the screen. While it does react to pressing the X key, doing so doesn’t actually help. If, however, you ''click'' on it, Lilli ''eats'' it, and the narrator reveals that it was, in fact, a “floating energy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties Smartie]]” which gave Lilli enough strength to reach the ledge.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The ending in which [[spoiler:Lilli stabs Dr. Marcel]] may be this. The narration frames it in terms of her [[TheUnfettered freeing herself from others' rules and expectations]], but it notes that she did just [[spoiler:kill a worn-out old man who no longer posed a threat to her.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RestrainingBolt: Dr. Marcel's commandments, which prevent Lilli from playing with fire, staying in dangerous places, and a variety of other things required to progress in the game. Notably, the final commandment ("Never do as you please") isn't removed during gameplay--the ending determines whether it breaks.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard She Who Must Not Be Heard]]: Lilli, by way of constant interruptions. [[spoiler:She ''finally'' gets to speak, and to tell everyone how sick of them she is, if you choose the "Contradict" ending.]]
* SnakeOilSalesman: Appears in the WildWest MentalWorld, selling an alcohol-derived medicine called "Alcofix". This is useful in proving that drinking alcohol can be good.
* TeachersPet: Birgit, to the point that she [[spoiler:''[[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]]'' when the mother superior criticizes her.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Lilli is one messed-up little kid. The worst of it is usually described by the narrator rather than portrayed onscreen, but we do see the little painter gnomes, and we ''don't'' see what they're painting over.
* TooDumbToLive: Everyone, including Lilli. Suka manages a moment of intelligence when she discovers that Lilli is carrying a live bomb, but she then [[spoiler:plays in a tire swing hanging over a chasm]], something even Lilli thought was too dangerous.
* UnreliableVoiceover: What the narrator says doesn’t always sync up with what’s happening on screen.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one besides Lilli sees the pink paint, but they don't generally see what it covers, either. One student messes around with a lighter literally a few feet from one of the more alarming-looking piles (in which a [[StrippedToTheBone cleaned ribcage]] is clearly outlined.)
** It gets worse. [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz can see corpses, but is incapable of realizing that they're dead. In the game's darkest moment of humor, she gives an award and a cake to a girl who's ''hung herself'' in response to her criticism.]]
* WidgetSeries
* WorldGoneMad: None of these people are entirely aware, of themselves or of the world around them.
* ZipMode: Double-clicking on an exit will take Lilli there instantly.
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->''“Hello, adventure game fans. The spyware that we have installed on your computers is telling me that a lot of children are sitting at the monitors tonight. That’s why I won’t be telling the story I had originally planned. That’s really too bad. It would have been a good story, full of [[StuffBlowingUp entertaining explosions]] and a [[HumongousMecha giant robot opossum]], but also with a lot of expletives and gratuitous violence. The story I’m going to tell you instead is a little different. It is about Lilli, the best-behaved girl in the whole world…”''
-->— '''The Narrator''', introducing us to the game

Lilli is a sweet and innocent child--at least, that's what the narrator claims--and it is her supreme misfortune to live in [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors the most hellish convent school imaginable]]. Mistreated by the other students, and despised by the [[ChildHater child-hating]] mother superior, her only friend is the [[EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout escaped mental patient Edna]], who hides in her room and gives her advice. But after a bout of accidental bad behavior, the sinister experimental psychologist Dr. Marcel is invited to the school to perform therapy on the children. It's up to Lilli to help Edna to escape--and later, to free herself from the doctor's control.

Who is Dr. Marcel? What is his connection to Edna? How can he be stopped?

And what are [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness those strange little gnomes]] that appear whenever a student goes missing, [[RelaxOVision covering things up with pretty pink paint]]?

''Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes'' (''Harveys neue Augen'' in German) is a [[GaidenGame spin-off]] of [[EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout Edna & Harvey: The Breakout]]. The English version is [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/219910/ available on Steam]] as of October 16, 2012.

!!Tropes featured in this game include (spoilers ahoy!):
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Each hypnotic suggestion manifest itself as a twisted rabbit.
* ArtStyleDissonance: In a manner of speaking. The art doesn't match the game's genre, but it perfectly matches [[WideEyedIdealist how Lilli views things]].
* ArtifactTitle: For some reason, somebody insisted on leaving “Edna & Harvey” in the English title even though they are no longer the main characters. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hTU-0hyZ-CA/TcPXzI4jn6I/AAAAAAAAC2o/twkv2qMesss/s1600/harveysneweyes.png This was not always the plan.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: As in the previous game, there's an ending where Dr. Marcel gets everything he wants.
* BedSheetGhost: Used multiple times. At one point, it even fools a professional medium!
* BlackComedy: This game is basically a T-rated, highly self-aware ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz]]
* BreakTheCutie: Lilli takes a long time to become aware enough for this, but when she finally snaps, she does so quite dramatically.
* ChaosArchitecture: Averted. The parts of the asylum you get to visit in this game look just the way they did in the first game. You even get to see what’s behind that door you couldn’t click back then.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Once again, there is a puzzle that needs to be repeated towards the end of the game.
* ChildHater: Mother Superior Ignatz hates children, while Dr. Marcel hates (and plans to therapeutically eliminate) the entire concept of childhood.
* CuckooNest: Where to start?
* ComingOfAgeStory: In a very twisted way, this is the story of how Lilli comes of age in a society where almost no one is truly mature. She can [[spoiler:become exactly what adults want her to be, become [[TheUnfettered unbound by society's rules]] at the cost of her morals, or reject the very structure of the choice.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: Frank suspects Templar conspiracies behind everything. (Given some of the old man's information, he might be right.)
* ContinuityNod: Lilli can walk into one of the old 800x600 backgrounds from the first game. She will wonder about it for a while and then turn around.
* CopyProtection: The German version of the game comes with a [[http://www.daedalic.de/images/Harvey_FLAP.jpg code wheel]] that looks suspiciously like the Dial-A-Pirate wheel from ''TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''. However, this one is more complex: Every face consists of ''three'' layers rather than two and you have to match up ''two different kinds of faces'', which is why there is a set of faces on ''both'' sides of the wheel. Fortunaly, you only have to go through the copy protection once every twenty-four hours.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Harvey never leads Gerret or Lilli anywhere, Gerret never holds a knife, and the man in the bee costume doesn’t "fly" until Lilli reaches the asylum.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: This game follows the ending in which [[spoiler:Edna pushes Dr. Marcel down the stairs.]]
* DeepImmersionGaming: Taken to its logical conclusion--the game is an entrance to Lilli's MentalWorld, complete with resident psychic block.
* DramaticIrony: Besides the obvious revelation of the pink paint, there's a much more subtle example in the gargoyles that hang over the balcony. One gargoyle is about to fall, held up only by a thin rope. The other is watching with a horrified expression, and Lilli ponders why it does nothing to save the first, knowing that when one falls, the other "will have to live with the guilt." This is a perfect parallel to thoughts the player may have when Lilli ignores situations in which other characters are imperiled.
* ExtremeDoormat: Lilli, by way of HeroicMime. Rather than having options to speak, she has options to begin a sentence that another character will then interrupt by guessing what she's going to say. In addition, much of the plot comes from her being unwilling or unable to disobey orders. (Then again, the entire third act comes from her ignoring something Gerret told her . . .)
* FriendlessBackground: There's a grand total of three people who like Lilli, and [[spoiler:all three may be dead by the end]].
* GaidenGame: The developers insist on calling it a spin-off rather than a sequel because you don’t control the same character.
* GainaxEnding: In the end, Dr. Marcel claims that [[spoiler:Edna is dead, and Lilli has been hallucinating both her and Garrett. Either this is true--which doesn't make a lot of sense, given prior events--or else the suggestion is enough to snap Lilli's already-fractured mind and cause her to create a hallucinatory Edna and Garrett, who proceed to tell her they're hallucinations and urge her to give up. It's up to Lilli to decide whether to listen, but not much is resolved either way.]]
* GenkiGirl: Petra never stops being cheerful.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For a T-rated game it sure deals with a lot of serious themes. For instance they got away with some disturbing murders in the beginning.
* HarmlessVillain: Shawny prides himself on being a bully, but all his shenanigans are hilariously tame.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mother Superior Ignatz was about to let Dr Marcel go. Then she saw a rather innocent bird getting blown up.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz]]
* HitlerAteSugar: {{Satan}} lies.
* [[HollywoodNuns Hollywood Nun]]: Mother Superior Ignatz
* IAmTheTrope: “Call the police? Ha. Lilli, I am the police!”
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Valley of Uncomfortable Memories in the tabletop game. Lilli doesn't initially react to it, but she panics quite spectacularly when she discovers what its name really signifies.
* ImaginaryFriend: Harvey, and possibly [[spoiler:Edna and Gerrett.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: When Lilli talks to an Indian shaman who is also a computer geek:
-->'''Shaman''': You’re probably wondering what kind of server I use. It’s an Apache.
-->'''Lilli''': [[{{Emoticon}} :(]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Lilli
* InsaneTrollLogic: The rabbits arguments are vague at best.
* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake: Mother Superior Ignatz bakes a cake for Birgit, in celebration of her excellent work on a banner. [[spoiler:By that point, Birgit has already hung herself in despair. The mother superior doesn't notice.]]
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Almost every named character from the first act. The second and third acts have a higher survival rate, though.]]
* TheKingOfTown: King Adrian.
* KleptomaniacHero: It’s a good thing “Thou shalt not steal” is not one of the restrictions.
* LiteralMinded: Lilli do her chores not more or less. [[spoiler: She's in fact so literal minded it makes her an murder]]
* LemonyNarrator: The narrator often speaks in a pattern of basic description-declarative statement-deeply disturbing aside. As an example: "A clown! Lilli had never seen a live clown before! Only the dead one who stood outside her window at night."
** Also, he describes a tire swing hanging from a termite-infested tree near a precipice as “completely harmless.”
* LogicBomb: This is how Lilli defeats most of the monsters that infest her MentalWorld. For instance, Lady Justice tells her that lies are always bad, and commits {{Seppuku}} when Lilli proves that lies can be good (allowing Lilli to lie in the real world).
* MadmanInTheAttic: The phantom, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Dr. Marcel’s ''other'' son.]]
* MentalWorld: It's an [[DualWorldGameplay alternate world]] with a different inventory. ''Most'' of the time, the two worlds don't affect each other, apart from Lilli being able to break [[RestrainingBolt restrictions]] that can then be circumvented in the real world.
* MoonLogicPuzzle: One puzzle requires you to top a pizza according to Adrian’s, Peter’s, Petra’s, and Drogglejug’s wishes: Adrian wants tomatoes, but no blueberries. Peter wants blueberries, but no bananas. Petra wants broccoli, but no tomatoes; and Drogglejug wants bananas, but no broccoli. This would be an impossible task if it weren’t for the fact that all these people are colorblind: Adrian has red/yellow color blindness, Peter has red/green color blindness, Petra has yellow/green color blindness, and Drogglejug has green/blue color blindness. You have to take advantage of their respective forms of color blindness by ''dyeing'' the toppings in such a way that the pizza looks satisfying to everyone. How to do this exactly may stump you for a while until you realize that [[spoiler:“color blindness” in this case literally means that ''they can’t see things in the offending colors!'' This means that Adrian won’t recognize his favourite topping — tomatoes — ''unless they are some outlandish color!'']]
** Also present, and lampshaded, when Lilli has a clown tie a balloon into the shape of a wrench to unscrew a bolt.
* {{Motif}}: Eyes show up a lot in this game, as do sewing needles.
* MultipleEndings: Three, this time.
* NeatFreak: Once again, Mr. Frock. Though he temporarily becomes the “dark Mr. Frock” who “eats gummi bears without a napkin.”
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: Lillegrim the Amazonian barbarian warrioress
* ObliviouslyEvil: Lilli never actually sees any of the pain and suffering she causes. [[spoiler:At least, not in the first act.]]
* OccidentalOtaku: Shy and Suka
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: “Lilli had never seen such a sad man in a bee costume.”
* PixelHunt: Once again [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Like in the predecessor, pressing the spacebar will highlight all hotspots and exits.
* PokemonSpeak: Drogglejug. However, his RPG character Lord Droggelot speaks normally.
* PressXToNotDie: Parodied. At one point of the game, Lilli is at the top of a ladder, trying to reach a ledge, while somebody is trying to pull her down. Suddenly, something that looks like a round X button appears on the screen. While it does react to pressing the X key, doing so doesn’t actually help. If, however, you ''click'' on it, Lilli ''eats'' it, and the narrator reveals that it was, in fact, a “floating energy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties Smartie]]” which gave Lilli enough strength to reach the ledge.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The ending in which [[spoiler:Lilli stabs Dr. Marcel]] may be this. The narration frames it in terms of her [[TheUnfettered freeing herself from others' rules and expectations]], but it notes that she did just [[spoiler:kill a worn-out old man who no longer posed a threat to her.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RestrainingBolt: Dr. Marcel's commandments, which prevent Lilli from playing with fire, staying in dangerous places, and a variety of other things required to progress in the game. Notably, the final commandment ("Never do as you please") isn't removed during gameplay--the ending determines whether it breaks.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard She Who Must Not Be Heard]]: Lilli, by way of constant interruptions. [[spoiler:She ''finally'' gets to speak, and to tell everyone how sick of them she is, if you choose the "Contradict" ending.]]
* SnakeOilSalesman: Appears in the WildWest MentalWorld, selling an alcohol-derived medicine called "Alcofix". This is useful in proving that drinking alcohol can be good.
* TeachersPet: Birgit, to the point that she [[spoiler:''[[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]]'' when the mother superior criticizes her.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Lilli is one messed-up little kid. The worst of it is usually described by the narrator rather than portrayed onscreen, but we do see the little painter gnomes, and we ''don't'' see what they're painting over.
* TooDumbToLive: Everyone, including Lilli. Suka manages a moment of intelligence when she discovers that Lilli is carrying a live bomb, but she then [[spoiler:plays in a tire swing hanging over a chasm]], something even Lilli thought was too dangerous.
* UnreliableVoiceover: What the narrator says doesn’t always sync up with what’s happening on screen.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one besides Lilli sees the pink paint, but they don't generally see what it covers, either. One student messes around with a lighter literally a few feet from one of the more alarming-looking piles (in which a [[StrippedToTheBone cleaned ribcage]] is clearly outlined.)
** It gets worse. [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz can see corpses, but is incapable of realizing that they're dead. In the game's darkest moment of humor, she gives an award and a cake to a girl who's ''hung herself'' in response to her criticism.]]
* WidgetSeries
* WorldGoneMad: None of these people are entirely aware, of themselves or of the world around them.
* ZipMode: Double-clicking on an exit will take Lilli there instantly.
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* LiteralMinded: Lilli do her chores not more or less. [[spoiler: She's in fact so literal minded it makes her an murder]]
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* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: Lillegrim the Amazonian barbarian warrioress
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* RedEyesTakeWarning
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* HitlerAteSugar: {{Satan}} lies.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Mother Superior Ignatz]]


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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mother Superior Ignatz was about to let Dr Marcel go. Then she saw a rather innocent bird getting blown up.
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* InsaneTrollLogic: The rabbits arguments are vague at best.
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* CuckooNest: Where to start?
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Each hypnotic suggestion manifest itself as a twisted rabbit.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For a T-rated game it sure deals with a lot of serous themes. For instance they got away with some disturbing murders in the beginning.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For a T-rated game it sure deals with a lot of serous serious themes. For instance they got away with some disturbing murders in the beginning.
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