History VideoGame / GhostTrick

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** Kamila is Missile's BerserkButton. Also, Kamila's Japanese name is "Kanon". Now think, [[ThemeNaming "Missile and Cannon"]]. Hmm...

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** Kamila is Missile's BerserkButton. Also, Kamila's Japanese name is "Kanon". Now think, [[ThemeNaming "Missile and Cannon"]]. Hmm...Also, ''Kannon'' is the Japanese form of "Guanyin", ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} bodhisattva]]'' of mercy, who according to some legends, wished to help all beings escape the Wheel of reincarnation. There might be a connection.



** As mentioned above, Kamila's Japanese name is Kanon. ''Kannon'' is the Japanese form of "Guanyin", ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} bodhisattva]]'' of mercy, who according to some legends, wished to help all beings escape the Wheel of reincarnation. There might be a connection.



* MidSeasonTwist: Chapter 6 of 18 offers a ''major'' one: Lynne [[spoiler:shot and killed Sissel at 7 PM at the junkyard]].



* MisterBig: [[spoiler:Commander Sith]] is very short (possibly even more than Dandy), but still the leader of the criminal organization. He has a large manservant to contrast.

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* MisterBig: [[spoiler:Commander Sith]] Commander Sith is very short (possibly even more than Dandy), but still the leader of the criminal organization. He has a large manservant to contrast.
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the demo, Lynne does this when she tells Sissel he can't recall meeting her because it's a demo. The fourth wall is further destroyed from there on.



* CatsAreMean: [[spoiler:Sissel Prime was only interested in figuring out his identity, and refused to help Missile Prime]] save Lynne and Kamila. The second time around, [[spoiler:Missile Prime manipulated this self-interest by giving him an artificial deadline]] which led to the game's [[spoiler:Sissel [[CharacterDevelopment developing a genuine interest in saving the people he meets]].]]

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* CatsAreMean: [[spoiler:Sissel Prime was only interested in figuring out his identity, and refused to help Missile Prime]] Prime save Lynne and Kamila.Kamila]]. The second time around, [[spoiler:Missile Prime manipulated this self-interest by giving him an artificial deadline]] which led to the game's [[spoiler:Sissel [[CharacterDevelopment developing a genuine interest in saving the people he meets]].]]



* RightForTheWrongReasons: The protagonist first figures out his name is Sissel when the foreigners refer to him as such while looking at an image of him. [[spoiler:Despite the fact that Sissel was just a pseudonym Yomiel used when dealing with the foreigners, and the protagonist turns out to not be the man at all, Sissel really is the protagonist's name (because the man in red knew him while he was alive).]]
** Sometime later, the protagonist sees a video where [[spoiler: Lynne shoots him]], causing him to believe he was murdered [[spoiler: by Lynne]]. As the game progresses, [[spoiler: we learn that there's a guy who was controlling Lynne's actions, that Sissel wasn't actually the guy Lynne shot in the video, and the guy who got shot didn't even die anyway!]] Then at the very end we learn that [[spoiler: Sissel was indeed shot in that same incident shown on the tape. Though it was an accident.]]
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Every ghost, as well anyone whose death has been directly averted by ghosts, remembers everything. They even remain connected to the World of the Dead enough to communicate with said ghosts.
** This brings up something mentioned at the ending: It's clearly stated that, because their ghosts went back to 10 years ago, only Sissel, Yomiel, Jowd, and Missile will remember all the details of what happened in the game in the new present. This is proven when Jowd knows what to name [[spoiler:the kitten he adopts, and Yomiel expresses his thanks to his cat for changing his fate]]. However, it appears that everybody else who was brought back through a Ghost Trick previously doesn't remember what has happened, as shown when Lynne is shown to no longer possess the core she received after being saved for the second time.
** This is also what inspires the final puzzle: [[spoiler:The gang could have rewound time if Lynne had been crushed by the statue to try and find some other way of stopping things, but that would leave a little girl with the memory of being crushed to death for the rest of her life, and Sissel absolutely refuses to let that happen.]]
*** Basically, you only get ripple-effect proofed if you were part of the Trick that caused the ripple.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: RightForTheWrongReasons:
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The protagonist first figures out his name is Sissel when the foreigners refer to him as such while looking at an image of him. [[spoiler:Despite the fact that Sissel was just a pseudonym Yomiel used when dealing with the foreigners, and the protagonist turns out to not be the man at all, Sissel really is the protagonist's name (because the man in red knew him while he was alive).]]
** Sometime later, In Chapter 6, the protagonist sees a video where [[spoiler: Lynne shoots him]], causing him to believe he was murdered [[spoiler: by Lynne]]. As the game progresses, [[spoiler: we learn that there's a guy who was controlling Lynne's actions, that Sissel wasn't actually the guy Lynne shot in the video, and the guy who got shot didn't even die anyway!]] Then at the very end we learn that [[spoiler: Sissel was indeed shot in that same incident shown on the tape. Though it was an accident.]]
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Every ghost, as well as anyone whose death has been directly (as in they are part of the trick) averted by ghosts, remembers everything. They even remain connected to the World of the Dead enough to communicate with said ghosts.
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ghosts.\\\
This brings up something mentioned at the ending: It's it's clearly stated that, because their ghosts went back to 10 years ago, only Sissel, Yomiel, Jowd, and Missile will remember all the details of what happened in the game in the new present. This is proven when Jowd knows what to name [[spoiler:the kitten he adopts, and Yomiel expresses his thanks to his cat for changing his fate]]. However, it appears that everybody else who was brought back through a Ghost Trick previously doesn't remember what has happened, as shown proven when Lynne is shown to no longer possess the core she received after being saved for the second time.
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time (because she never died in this timeline).\\\
This is also what inspires the final puzzle: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the gang could have rewound time if Lynne had been crushed by the statue to try and find some other way of stopping things, but that would leave a little girl with the memory of being crushed to death for the rest of her life, and Sissel absolutely refuses to let that happen.]]
*** Basically, you only get ripple-effect proofed if you were part of the Trick that caused the ripple.
happen]].



** As darkly funny as the first example was, it gets inverted when Missile attempts to save [[spoiler:Yomiel]] by swapping out another bullet for a sweet potato. The potato hits him with such force, [[spoiler:he careens backward and gets ''impaled on a lamppost'']]. Oops. (This particular {{bait and switch}}, however, is scripted.)

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** As darkly funny as the first example was, it It gets inverted when Missile attempts to save [[spoiler:Yomiel]] by swapping out another bullet for a sweet potato. The potato hits him with such force, [[spoiler:he careens backward and gets ''impaled on a lamppost'']]. Oops. (This This particular {{bait and switch}}, BaitAndSwitch, however, is scripted.)



* SequelHook: It's a foundation for a sequel, anyway. [[spoiler:The ending reveals that in the new timeline, Sissel is a ghost inhabiting his own now-immortal body, as Yomiel was in the original timeline...so he still has his ghost powers in case he needs them in a sequel.]] Additionally, [[spoiler:Commander Sith is still out there, and mentions a new "deal" in the epilogue]]. Also the end of the game shows that [[spoiler: Ghost Trick powers can change over time]], which provides a neat way to explain any new features that a sequel could have.
** Good luck making a sequel that doesn't result in a massive LateArrivalSpoiler for this game...

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* SequelHook: It's a foundation for a sequel, anyway. [[spoiler:The ending reveals that in the new timeline, Sissel is a ghost inhabiting his own now-immortal body, as Yomiel was in the original timeline...so he still has his ghost powers in case he needs them in a sequel.]] Additionally, [[spoiler:Commander Sith is still out there, and mentions a new "deal" in the epilogue]]. Also the end of the game shows that [[spoiler: Ghost [[spoiler:Ghost Trick powers can change over time]], which provides a neat way to explain any new features that a sequel could have.
** Good luck making a sequel that doesn't result in a massive LateArrivalSpoiler for this game...
have.



** Quite a few to ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. The words "Hold it!" and "contradiction" are thrown about heavily, as well as Lynne asking Kamila, a little sister figure, to get a music box that no longer works which contains important evidence for a cast, mirroring Mia asking Maya to go get the Thinker for her. Also, (Spoilers for ''Ghost Trick'' and the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' (The DS, American one, not the original one for the GBA)) [[spoiler:Jowd going to prison to protect Kamila mirrors Lana pleading guilty to protect Ema in "Rise From the Ashes".]]
*** There's also the fact that Sissel repetitively says that he has to find something to "turn around" the situation, similarly to the whole theme of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games.

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** Quite a few to ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'':
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The words "Hold it!" and "contradiction" are thrown about heavily, as well as heavily.
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Lynne asking asks Kamila, a little sister figure, to get a music box that no longer works which contains important evidence for a cast, mirroring Mia asking Maya to go get the Thinker for her. Also, her.
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(Spoilers for ''Ghost Trick'' and the last case Case 5 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' (The DS, American one, not the original one for the GBA)) ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'') [[spoiler:Jowd going to prison to protect Kamila mirrors Lana pleading guilty to protect Ema in "Rise From the Ashes".]]
*** There's also the fact that Sissel repetitively says that he has to find something to "turn around" the situation, similarly to the whole theme of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games.



** [[spoiler:The Minister]] says something similar to Dracula's speech in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''.
** Ray has to be a reference to {{Pixar}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtHSyfcSDs very first short film]].

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** [[spoiler:The Minister]] The Minister says something similar to Dracula's speech in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''.
** Ray has to be a reference to {{Pixar}}'s {{Creator/Pixar}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtHSyfcSDs very first short film]].



* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler:Missile]] was forced to take this after going back to ten years ago and then realizing that he couldn't do anything to avert [[spoiler:Yomiel]]'s death or any of the things resulting from it in the first timeline. Not especially long by the standards of the trope... but it's [[spoiler:the better part of a lifetime to a dog.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sissel:''' So you waited and waited, these ten long years; all for the sake of your two ladies, Lynne and Kamila, eh?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Missile:''' Of course! Because that's what doggies do!]]
* SneezeCut: In the demo, but you'd have to play through the full game to understand why.
* SoundtrackDissonance: It's a little jarring to hear, in the ending montage, peppy music playing as [[spoiler:the foreign couple gets blown to Kingdom Come, even if they were villains. They only had themselves to blame for that, though.]]

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* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler:Missile]] was forced to take this after going back to ten years ago and then realizing that he couldn't do anything to avert [[spoiler:Yomiel]]'s death or any of the things resulting from it in the first timeline. Not especially long by the standards of the trope... but it's [[spoiler:the better best part of a lifetime to a dog.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sissel:''' So you waited and waited, these ten long years; all for the sake of your two ladies, Lynne and Kamila, eh?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Missile:''' Of course! Because that's what doggies do!]]
dog]].
* SneezeCut: In the demo, but you'd have to play through Lynne sneezes when Sissel talks about her after averting her death. In the full game to understand why.
game, averted -- she sneezes because it's raining.
* SoundtrackDissonance: It's a little jarring to hear, in the ending montage, peppy music playing as [[spoiler:the foreign couple gets blown to Kingdom Come, even if they were villains. They only had themselves to blame for that, though.]]though]].



* WhamEpisode: Chapter 17 and The Final Chapter.
** Really, ''everything'' that happens after Chapter 14 can fit this trope, as well as Chapters 6, 11 and the later part of 13.
* WhamLine: At the end of Chapter 14, after a number of revelations, Sissel sums up the result of it all:
--> '''Sissel''': Who. Am. I? I'm even further from knowing than when I started.
** The ending offers up a ''whammy'', right after the very last puzzle in the game.
-->'''[[spoiler: Yomiel]]''': Well...it looks like HIS fate just changed in a big way.\\
'''Sissel''': Whose?\\
'''[[spoiler: Yomiel]]''': [[spoiler: That kitten's, of course. Sissel's.]]
* WhamShot: Two in chapter 6. [[spoiler: Jowd's revealing that he was painting Sissel.]] And [[spoiler: the video footage of Lynne shooting Sissel.]]
** And two more in Chapter 11, both right after each other and related. [[spoiler: The briefcase opening revealing the hostage to be Kamilia, and going into the ghost world, revealing that she has a core, meaning that she died and was bought back to life.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Chapter 17 and The Final Chapter.
** Really, ''everything''
''Everything'' that happens after Chapter 14 can fit this trope, as well as Chapters 6, 6 (it's shown how [[spoiler:Lynne shoots Sissel]]), 11 (it's revealed that Kamila [[spoiler:was kidnapped, she died and was brought back to life, and she's Jowd's daughter]]) and the later part of 13.
13 (the Justice Minister [[spoiler:was manipulated into signing Jowd's execution order]]).
* WhamLine: At the end of Chapter 14, after a number of revelations, Sissel sums up the result of it all:
--> '''Sissel''': Who. Am. I? I'm even further from knowing than when I started.
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The ending offers up a ''whammy'', right after the very last puzzle in the game.
-->'''[[spoiler: Yomiel]]''': Well...it looks like HIS fate just changed
game: the BigBad casually says that Sissel is none other than [[spoiler:the black cat, who you saw in a big way.\\
'''Sissel''': Whose?\\
'''[[spoiler: Yomiel]]''': [[spoiler: That kitten's, of course. Sissel's.]]
Chapter 1 very briefly]].
* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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Two in chapter 6. [[spoiler: Jowd's revealing that he was painting Sissel.]] And [[spoiler: the video footage of Lynne shooting Sissel.]]
** And two more Two in Chapter 11, both right after each other and related. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The briefcase opening revealing the hostage to be Kamilia, Kamila, and going into the ghost world, revealing that she has a core, meaning that she died and was bought back to life.]]



** The prison still uses the electric chair, an execution device that has only ever been used by America.
*** In addition, the country is mentioned as having not used the death penalty for a long time, although it can still be given.

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** The prison still uses the electric chair, an execution device that has only ever been used by America.
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America. In addition, the country is mentioned as having not used the death penalty for a long time, although it can still be given.



* WineIsClassy: Which is presumably why Emma drinks while she brainstorms her novel.
** It seems to be completely an act given that she never takes a sip. (and considering what she puts in the wine, that's probably a good thing)

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* WineIsClassy: Which is presumably why Emma drinks while she brainstorms her novel.
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novel. It seems to be completely an act given that she never takes a sip. sip, though (and considering what she puts in the wine, that's probably a good thing)thing).



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Colorful Hair]]

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Colorful Hair]]YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
** Kamila has purple hair. [[spoiler:As well as her mother, Alma.]]
** The bartender in Chicken Kitchen has blue hair.
** Memry, the waitress in Chicken Kitchen, has green hair.
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Yomiel was accused of espionage, of which he was innocent, but a young Inspector Cabanela pressured him into escaping with the handgun he accidentally left behind. Jowd chased him down into Temsik Park, where he took Lynne hostage and was suddenly struck in the back by a fragment of the Temsik meteor. Then he remembers his identity and tries to meet his wife Sissel, who had unfortunately committed suicide just before Yomiel could get to her, and he lacked the power to rewind time and save her life. This made him GoMadFromTheIsolation and make him want to take revenge on everyone involved in the Temsik Park incident, save for a certain black cat...]]



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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Yomiel was accused of espionage, of which he was innocent, but a young Inspector Cabanela pressured him into escaping with the handgun he accidentally left behind. Jowd chased him down into Temsik Park, where he took Lynne hostage and was suddenly struck in the back by a fragment of the Temsik meteor. Then he remembers his identity and tries to meet his wife Sissel, who had unfortunately committed suicide just before Yomiel could get to her, and he lacked the power to rewind time and save her life. This made him GoMadFromTheIsolation and make him want to take revenge on everyone involved in the Temsik Park incident, save for a certain black cat...]]


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* GhostAmnesia: Upon death, people become "unconscious" GhostLights and will assume their true appearance once their memory is jogged. However, a ghost can take on someone else's form if they mistakenly believe they're that person. [[spoiler:Ray's BatmanGambit hinges on this.]]

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* GhostAmnesia: Upon death, people become "unconscious" GhostLights [[HitodamaLight floating balls of flame]] and will assume their true appearance once their memory is jogged. However, a ghost can take on someone else's form if they mistakenly believe they're that person. [[spoiler:Ray's BatmanGambit hinges on this.]]
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* GhostLights: The default form for a ghost is a little blue wisp of flame. After the spirit remembers what they look like ([[spoiler:or what they think they look like]]), they can take on the shape of their original body. [[spoiler:When Sissel realizes that he can't hold on to the image of himself as the blond-haired man anymore, he reverts to a blue flame with sunglasses.]]


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* HitodamaLight: The default form for a ghost is a little blue wisp of flame. After the spirit remembers what they look like ([[spoiler:or what they think they look like]]), they can take on the shape of their original body. [[spoiler:When Sissel realizes that he can't hold on to the image of himself as the blond-haired man anymore, he reverts to a blue flame with sunglasses.]]
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* InformedAbility: [[spoiler:Yomiel is apparently the best computer expert in the country, which was why the secret service hired him for their top secret project, but we never see him touch a keyboard at all.]]

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* InformedAbility: [[spoiler:Yomiel [[spoiler:Yomiel]] is apparently the best computer expert in the country, which was is why the [[spoiler:the secret service hired him for their top secret project, project]], but we never see him touch a keyboard at all.]]



** And then there's the amazing [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} Missile/Ray pulls, waiting ''ten years'' just for a chance at convincing Sissel (the cat, not the fiancée) to rescue his mistress, while dead. If that's not a Crowning Moment of UndyingLoyalty, what is?]]

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** And then there's the amazing [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} Missile/Ray pulls, waiting [[spoiler:Missile/Ray waits ''ten years'' just for a chance at convincing Sissel (the cat, not the fiancée) to rescue his mistress, while dead. dead.]] If that's not a Crowning Moment of UndyingLoyalty, what is?]]is?



* KickTheMoralityPet: The real circumstances of [[spoiler:Sissel]]'s death, albeit unintentional; [[spoiler:Yomiel had trouble manipulating Lynne into shooting him, and the first shot missed and killed Sissel in the bag. Yomiel admits that he would have saved Sissel if he had the power to rewind time and avert deaths.]]

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* KickTheMoralityPet: The real circumstances of [[spoiler:Sissel]]'s death, albeit unintentional; [[spoiler:Yomiel had trouble manipulating Lynne into shooting him, and the first shot missed and killed Sissel in the bag. Yomiel admits that he would have saved Sissel if he had had the power to rewind time and avert deaths.]]



--->'''Sissel''': "So...what? Now I'm a crossing gate...?"

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--->'''Sissel''': "So...So... what? Now I'm a crossing gate...?"gate?...



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:By removing the Temsik fragment from Yomiel's body and making it a regular corpse—and able to have its fate rewound—Commander Sith undoes his own victory]].
** Verges into GenreSavvy territory. [[spoiler:Commander Sith nevertheless foresaw the "slight possibility", and did everything he could think of to keep Yomiel's body as far from a ghost as possible.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:By removing the Temsik fragment from Yomiel's body and making it a regular corpse—and corpse —and able to have its fate rewound—Commander rewound— Commander Sith undoes his own victory]].
** Verges into GenreSavvy territory. [[spoiler:Commander Sith nevertheless foresaw
victory. He did foresee the "slight possibility", though, and did everything he could think of to keep Yomiel's body as far from a ghost as possible.]]possible]].



** Another instance (in the same chapter as the second example) occurs [[spoiler:if you try manipulating objects in view of the killer]].

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** Another instance (in the same chapter as the second example) occurs [[spoiler:if If you try manipulating to manipulate objects in view front of the killer]].[[spoiler:The Manipulator]], he will notice you and kill [[spoiler:Cabanela]].



* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: ''Reversed''. [[spoiler: Missile]] is supposed to be alive, but when he turns up dead [[spoiler: it means he can use ghost tricks and save Kamila's life.]]

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* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: ''Reversed''. [[spoiler: Missile]] ''{{Inverted|Trope}}''. [[spoiler:Missile]] is supposed to be alive, but when he turns up dead [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it means he can use ghost tricks and save Kamila's life.]]life]].



* OhMyGods: Cabanela's "Ye gods!" Others can be heard saying "Gods in heaven!" or variants of it.

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* OhMyGods: Cabanela's "Ye gods!" gods!". Others can be heard saying "Gods in heaven!" or variants of it.



* OneSteveLimit: Invoked. [[spoiler:There are actually ''three'' individuals who go by Sissel in the game. Yomiel takes "Sissel" up as an alias when planning his meeting with Beauty and Dandy at the Chicken Kitchen. As it turns out, it was the name of his fiancé (who is never seen) and the name he gave to his cat.]]

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* OneSteveLimit: Invoked. [[spoiler:There {{Inverted|Trope}}. There are actually ''three'' individuals who go by Sissel [[spoiler:Sissel]] in the game. Yomiel [[spoiler:Yomiel takes "Sissel" up as an alias when planning his meeting with Beauty and Dandy at the Chicken Kitchen. As it turns out, it was the name of his fiancé (who is never seen) and the name he gave to his cat.]]



** We also get one from [[spoiler:Dandy, who is very polite and kind to Kamila, even when he kidnaps her, giving her a book and juice, finding it disturbing that he and his associate were asked to hold Kamila captive in the remains of her former home, and crying over Kamila's fate in the timeline when she was crushed to death.]]

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** We also get one from [[spoiler:Dandy, who is very polite and kind to Kamila, even when he kidnaps her, giving her a book and juice, finding it disturbing that he and his associate were asked to hold Kamila captive in the remains of her former home, and crying over Kamila's fate in the timeline when she was crushed to death.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: The police mean well and do their best to figure out what's going on, but most still are pretty incompetent. Granted a lot of their confusion stems from the fact that there's ghostly activities going on, but the detective Lynne is still quick to point out particularly bad performances (for example, the one cop failing to notice a very suspicious notebook ''right in front of him'', or realize that if the suspect tries to phone for someone, it's best to notify a higher-up). Lynne herself is the only cop to take on a difficult case to save a fellow officer from death row [[spoiler:or so we think]], but she still manages to die [[spoiler:five times]] (to be fair, she does put herself in danger mainly to protect others) and Sissel comments that her job as a detective doesn't look long, when she says she has trouble remembering names and faces. Inspector Cabanela, meanwhile, seems to be very laid-back and has a tendency to randomly do Michael Jackson-inspired dance moves, but still has a "natural genius" for investigating [[spoiler:and is secretly putting vast amounts of time and research into clearing his friend's name]]. Inspector Jowd, meanwhile, is pretty {{badass}}, but spends most of the first part of the game in prison. There's also the matter of [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]...[[spoiler:which set the entire plot of the game into motion.]]
** One notable instance involves an undercover cop working at a restaurant. Not only does she peg Lynne as "suspicious" purely based on her drinking a lot of water, while she does also correctly suspect Beauty and Dandy of criminal activities, [[spoiler:her attempt to bug their meal and listen in on their conversation causes Detective Rindge and Lynne to both die, Rindge's van to crash through the side of the restaurant, and Memry herself to nearly get killed (she survives only because Lynne pushes her out of he way of [[ItMakesSenseInContext a giant plastic chicken falling towards her]]). Sissel even lampshades how badly she screws things up.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: The police mean well and do their best to figure out what's going on, but most still are pretty incompetent. Granted a lot of their confusion stems from the fact that there's ghostly activities going on, but the detective Lynne is still quick to point out particularly bad performances (for example, the one cop failing to notice a very suspicious notebook ''right in front of him'', or realize that if the suspect tries to phone for someone, it's best to notify a higher-up). Lynne herself is the only cop to take on a difficult case to save a fellow officer from death row [[spoiler:or so we think]], but she still manages to die [[spoiler:five times]] (to be fair, she does put herself in danger mainly to protect others) and Sissel comments that her job as a detective doesn't look long, when she says she has trouble remembering names and faces. \\\
Inspector Cabanela, meanwhile, seems to be very laid-back and has a tendency to randomly do Michael Jackson-inspired dance moves, but still has a "natural genius" for investigating [[spoiler:and is secretly putting vast amounts of time and research into clearing his friend's name]]. Inspector Jowd, meanwhile, is pretty {{badass}}, but spends most of the first part of the game in prison. There's also the matter of [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]... [[spoiler:which set the entire plot of the game into motion.]]
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motion]].\\\
One notable instance involves an undercover cop working at a restaurant. Not only does she peg Lynne as "suspicious" purely based on her drinking a lot of water, while she does also correctly suspect Beauty and Dandy of criminal activities, [[spoiler:her attempt to bug their meal and listen in on their conversation causes Detective Rindge and Lynne to both die, Rindge's van to crash through the side of the restaurant, and Memry herself to nearly get killed (she survives only because Lynne pushes her out of he way of [[ItMakesSenseInContext a giant plastic chicken falling towards her]]). Sissel even lampshades how badly she screws things up.]]



* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:How Yomiel offed Detective Jowd's wife, Alma.]]
** [[spoiler:A replica of it is also responsible for Lynne's {{th|eyKilledKennyAgain}}ird death]].
* RunningGag: [[spoiler:Lynne dying. Even in the altered "final" timeline, she comes very close to it.]]

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* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:How Yomiel offed Detective Jowd's wife, Alma.]]
** [[spoiler:A
Alma, five years before the game's events]]. A replica of it is also responsible for Lynne's [[spoiler:Lynne's {{th|eyKilledKennyAgain}}ird death]].
* RunningGag: [[spoiler:Lynne Lynne dying. Even [[spoiler:Even in the altered "final" timeline, she comes very close to it.]]
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* AlternateTimeline: In a small way, what happens whenever Sissel goes back in time and averts someone's fate.
** In the storyline at large there are three: [[spoiler:The first one is what happens when the important characters die because Missile lacks the needed ghost tricks and Sissel refuses to assist him, too preoccupied with his own quest for identity. The second one occurs when the first timeline's Missile-Prime goes back 10 years via Yomiel's body and takes TheSlowPath to the present, then, under the guise of Ray, making Sissel think he's Yomiel to trick him into saving Lynne and everyone else. The third one happens when Sissel, second-timeline Missile, Yomiel, and Detective Jowd save Yomiel from dying via Temsik shard in Temsik Park 10 years ago, preventing his StartOfDarkness and the chain of events that lead to people dying.]]

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* AlternateTimeline: AlternateTimeline:
**
In a small way, what happens whenever Sissel goes back in time and averts someone's fate.
** In the storyline at large there are three: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the first one is what happens when the important characters die because Missile lacks the needed ghost tricks and Sissel refuses to assist him, too preoccupied with his own quest for identity. The second one occurs when the first timeline's Missile-Prime goes back 10 years via Yomiel's body and takes TheSlowPath to the present, then, under the guise of Ray, making Sissel think he's Yomiel to trick him into saving Lynne and everyone else. The third one happens when Sissel, second-timeline Missile, Yomiel, and Detective Jowd save Yomiel from dying via Temsik shard in Temsik Park 10 years ago, preventing his StartOfDarkness and the chain of events that lead to people dying.]]dying]].



* AnalogyBackfire: Sissel being instructed to possess a water nozzle and to "spray like your life depended on it!"

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* AnalogyBackfire: Sissel being instructed to possess a water nozzle and to "spray like your life depended on it!"it!".



* AndIMustScream: Towards the end, [[spoiler:Sissel, Lynne, Kamila, Missile's ghost, and Yomiel are left trapped in a submarine that's slowly sinking towards the bottom of the ocean. Kamila and Lynne will obviously die, but the other three will be left as ghosts to forever haunt the dark wreckage.]] Scary enough. [[spoiler: But in Ray's timeline, where Sissel never tried to help out Lynne, it still happened... except Yomiel was down there alone.]]

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* AndIMustScream: Towards the end, [[spoiler:Sissel, Lynne, Kamila, Missile's ghost, and Yomiel are left trapped in a submarine that's slowly sinking towards the bottom of the ocean. Kamila and Lynne will obviously die, but the other three will be left as ghosts to forever haunt the dark wreckage.]] wreckage]]. Scary enough. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But in Ray's timeline, where Sissel never tried to help out Lynne, it still happened... except Yomiel was down there alone.]]



* ArcWords: "And it's almost dawn."

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* ArcWords: "And it's almost dawn."dawn". This is Sissel remembering that he will disappear from existence at sunrise.



** Cabanela does as well because his recklessness gave [[spoiler:Yomiel]] a gun, which he used to escape custody.
** Jowd too because he forced [[spoiler:Yomiel into a corner, so he took Lynne hostage]].
** And last, but not least, Kamila has a few shades of this since she built a device that ultimately ''[[spoiler:killed her own mother.]]''
* BackForTheDead: Although it seems like [[spoiler:Missile]] will simply be a minor character, he comes back...just to die. Of course, this serves an important purpose, as [[spoiler:he now has the Ghost Swap power to aid Sissel with.]]

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** Cabanela does as well is one because his recklessness gave [[spoiler:Yomiel]] a gun, which he used to escape custody.
** Jowd too Jowd, because he forced [[spoiler:Yomiel into a corner, so he took Lynne hostage]].
** And last, but not least, Kamila has a few shades of this since she built a device that ultimately ''[[spoiler:killed her own mother.]]''
mother]]''.
* BackForTheDead: Although it seems like [[spoiler:Missile]] will simply be a minor character, he comes back... just to die. Of course, this serves an important purpose, as [[spoiler:he now has the Ghost Swap power to aid Sissel with.]]with]].



* BadassLongcoat: Inspector Cabanela has a pure white trenchcoat that signifies his spotless record. [[spoiler: And there's the awesome moment later in the game is when Detective Jowd re-dons his own trenchcoat, symbolizing his transition from fatalistic DeathSeeker to proactively pursuing the manipulator.]] Lynne also wears an awesome yellow longcoat, presumably to look like her idol, Detective Jowd.

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* BadassLongcoat: BadassLongcoat:
**
Inspector Cabanela has a pure white trenchcoat that signifies his spotless record. [[spoiler: And there's record.
** There's
the awesome moment later late in the game is when Detective [[spoiler:Detective Jowd re-dons his own trenchcoat, symbolizing his transition from fatalistic DeathSeeker to proactively pursuing the manipulator.]] manipulator]].
**
Lynne also wears an awesome yellow longcoat, presumably to look like her idol, Detective Jowd.



* CelestialDeadline / CessationOfExistence: According to Ray, this is what happens to ghosts at sunrise. [[spoiler: He's lying to make sure Sissel is properly motivated.]]

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* CelestialDeadline / CelestialDeadline: The Powers of the Dead only last until sunrise. Makes more sense when you're told that ghosts cease to exist at that time.
*
CessationOfExistence: According Played with. Beings that die in special conditions ([[spoiler:within the range of the Temsik meteorite or its fragments]]), like Sissel, get to Ray, stick around and are able to perform Ghost Tricks (which vary depending on the individual) until sunrise [[note]][[FridgeLogic Which brings up this is question]]: what happens if a being dies at sunrise?[[/note]], the moment when they cease to exist. Those who don't die in these conditions, however, don't get powers, and it's unclear what happens to them. They can be revived up to 24 hours after their death by empowered ghosts, but other than that, [[NightmareFuel their soul just seems to remain in their corpse without doing anything]].\\\
It is important to note as well that [[spoiler:Ray lies when he says that empowered
ghosts cease to exist at sunrise. [[spoiler: He's lying sunrise -- he says so just to make sure motivate Sissel is properly motivated.]]into being at the right place at the right time]].



* DeathFromAbove: Wrecking balls, crates, chickens, statues, vaults, [[UpToEleven meteors]], footballs...
** {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] is struck by a fragment of the [[spoiler:Temsik meteor, "killing" him, but then putting his body in a state between life and death]]. The subversion is in that to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] has to be saved from [[spoiler:the meteor shard]], and when it's deflected towards Detective Jowd, it shoots through his leg. Then it's DoubleSubverted when Sissel is shown to have been hit by [[spoiler:the fragment, making him a ''literal'' Schrodinger's cat.]]
** DeathByIrony: A twist on the above trope. Lynne asks a waitress to hurry it up with her chicken dinner, and is crushed by a giant chicken wing.

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* DeathFromAbove: Wrecking balls, crates, chickens, statues, vaults, [[UpToEleven meteors]], footballs...
** {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] is struck by a fragment of the [[spoiler:Temsik meteor, "killing" him, but then putting his body in a state between life and death]]. The subversion is in that to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] has to be saved from [[spoiler:the meteor shard]], and when it's deflected towards Detective Jowd, it shoots through his leg. Then it's DoubleSubverted when Sissel is shown to have been hit by [[spoiler:the fragment, making him a ''literal'' Schrodinger's cat.]]
**
DeathByIrony: A twist on the above trope. Lynne asks a waitress to hurry it up with her chicken dinner, and is crushed by a giant chicken wing.



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: If you run out of time while averting someone's fate, you can just restart from the beginning of that segment or a checkpoint. Amusingly, in-game the characters close to Sissel [[LampshadeHanging start to feel this way because they know he can just save them]]. This also applies in the few cases where you're trying to stop someone from dying in the first place (eg. you're still in the present) since if they do die, Sissel just jumps back four minutes anyways. In fact, there's no such thing as a "permanent" game over you'll need to reload from.
** However, this is noticeably averted near the end of the game. [[spoiler:When young Lynne is about to be crushed by the Mino statue, Yomiel suggests to his companions that they shouldn't worry; if they fail, they could just possess her corpse and rewind time. Sissel immediately shoots the idea down, however, and points out that that course of action would leave the young Lynne with the memory of her averted death, potentially traumatizing her.]]

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* DeathFromAbove:
** Wrecking balls, crates, chickens, statues, vaults, [[UpToEleven meteors]], footballs...
** {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed with [[spoiler:Yomiel]]. He was struck by a fragment of the [[spoiler:Temsik meteor, "killing" him, but then putting his body in a state between life and death]]. The subversion is in that to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] has to be saved from [[spoiler:the meteor shard]], and when it's deflected towards Detective Jowd, it shoots through his leg. Then it's DoubleSubverted when Sissel is shown to have been hit by [[spoiler:the fragment, making him a ''literal'' Schrodinger's cat.]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: If you run out of time while averting someone's fate, you can just restart from the beginning of that segment or a checkpoint. Amusingly, in-game the characters close to Sissel [[LampshadeHanging start to feel this way because they know he can just save them]]. This also applies in the few cases where you're trying to stop someone from dying in the first place (eg. you're still in the present) since if they do die, Sissel just jumps back four minutes anyways. In fact, there's no such thing as a "permanent" game over you'll need to reload from.
**
from.\\\
However, this is noticeably averted near the end of the game. [[spoiler:When young Lynne is about to be crushed by the Mino statue, Yomiel suggests to his companions that they shouldn't worry; if they fail, they could just possess her corpse and rewind time. Sissel immediately shoots the idea down, however, and points out that that course of action would leave the young Lynne with the memory of her averted death, potentially traumatizing her.]]



** While the assassins may deserve what they get, it may seem excessive that the hard-nosed (if AffablyEvil) kidnappers are [[spoiler:blown up and Yomiel gets 10 years for escaping police custody]] after being falsely accused.
** Also, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] tries to get [[spoiler:Lynne]] convicted of murder simply because she was in his path at the park 10 years ago, which ''[[NeverMyFault gave him the idea]]'' to take her hostage. Cabanela even calls him out on it.

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** While the assassins may deserve what they get, it may seem excessive that the hard-nosed (if AffablyEvil) kidnappers are [[spoiler:blown up and Yomiel gets 10 years for escaping police custody]] after being falsely accused.
up]].
** Also, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] tries to get [[spoiler:Lynne]] convicted of murder simply because she was in his path at the park 10 years ago, which ''[[NeverMyFault gave him the idea]]'' to take her hostage. Cabanela even calls him out on it.



** Actually, escape from from police custody combined with child abduction and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon probably COULD net you ten years.



** Also the park's guardian. Which is more believable since he's a hippie and all...

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** Also the The park's guardian. Which guardian, which is more believable since he's a hippie and all...



* {{Foil}} / RedOniBlueOni: Sissel and Missile. [[spoiler:They both have "similar occupations", both being pets and both having Ghost Tricks. At the start of the game, Sissel is more intelligent and realistic, while Missile is more naive and optimistic. Sissel is more concerned about finding out his own mystery, while even in death, Missile is only concerned with Kamila and Lynne. Sissel immediately informs Ray that he wants to use his Ghost Tricks on his own body, while Missile is willing to stay dead so that he can use his Ghost Swap to help Kamila and Lynne]]. Also reversed with Ray and Sissel. Sissel is impulsive and is constantly trying to do things, while Ray is more level-headed and intelligent and explains to Sissel that these things are impossible. Later on, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Ray was far more intelligent than Sissel, reversing the Oni roles of Missile and Sissel, as Ray planned everything and Sissel was an unknowing puppet.]]

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* {{Foil}} / RedOniBlueOni: {{Foil}}: Sissel and Missile. [[spoiler:They both have "similar occupations", both being pets and both having Ghost Tricks. At the start of the game, Sissel is more intelligent and realistic, while Missile is more naive and optimistic. Sissel is more concerned about finding out his own mystery, while even in death, Missile is only concerned with Kamila and Lynne. Sissel immediately informs Ray that he wants to use his Ghost Tricks on his own body, while Missile is willing to stay dead so that he can use his Ghost Swap to help Kamila and Lynne]]. Also reversed with Ray and Sissel. Sissel is impulsive and is constantly trying to do things, while Ray is more level-headed and intelligent and explains to Sissel that these things are impossible. Later on, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Ray was far more intelligent than Sissel, reversing the Oni roles of Missile and Sissel, as Ray planned everything and Sissel was an unknowing puppet.]]



* HairColorSpoiler: [[spoiler:The color of the police doctor's skin]]. He's blue, like the other evil foreigners, but you don't find out he was [[spoiler:an imposter intent on stealing Yomiel's corpse]] until far later in the game.

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* HairColorSpoiler: [[spoiler:The color of the police doctor's skin]]. He's blue, like the other evil foreigners, but you don't find out he was [[spoiler:an imposter impostor intent on stealing Yomiel's corpse]] until far later in the game.



** Kamila is wearing headphones in Chapter 2 when Missile gets shot. When Sissel rewinds time to save him, he is effectively told that once Kamila puts the headphones on the level will be unwinnable, as the goal is to make sure she and Missile are hidden before Tengo enters.
** Lynne wore some headphones when she was a kid.

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** Kamila is wearing headphones in Chapter 2 when Missile gets shot. When Sissel rewinds time to save him, he is effectively told that that, once Kamila puts the headphones on on, the level will be unwinnable, as the goal is to make sure she and Missile are hidden before Tengo enters.
** Lynne wore some headphones when she was a kid. This is why she didn't notice the two men in the middle of a pursuit that popped up in the park until one of them [[spoiler:grabbed her and took her hostage]].
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: You see a WhamShot (or Wham Video, rather) of [[spoiler:Lynne shooting the man in red in the junkyard at 7 PM]] in Cabanela's boss's office. Later on, that same scene is played again, only this time the player is told that [[spoiler:Lynne was being mentally manipulated by Yomiel, meaning she didn't mean to shoot]]. And ''then'', the scene gets its final, full meaning at the very end of the game when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Sissel was the cat in Yomiel's bag, and that he was accidentally shot by Lynne; then she shot Yomiel's corpse like he wanted]].



* PhraseCatcher: Memry. Odd girl.
** I agree.
*** Me too.
** You never know who might be listening.
*** Like me.
** Regarding the blue peoples' country, their use of technology is just plain "off"!
*** We get that a lot.

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* PhraseCatcher: Memry. Odd girl.
PhraseCatcher:
** I agree.
*** Me too.
Whenever the waitress of the Chicken Kitchen leaves, a character says "Odd girl", given her wacky personality. Another character always replies with "I agree", followed by "Me too" by yet another person (or the first one).
** You If the blue doctor is around, a character will say "You never know who might be listening.
*** Like me.
listening". Sissel replies "Like me", as well as the doctor himself.
** Regarding the blue peoples' people's country, the characters usually utter that their use of technology is just plain "off"!
*** We
"off". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Sith's servant near the end of the game with "We get that a lot.lot".



-->"What a dangerous bunch..."
* RainbowSpeak: Important words are highlighted in red, while Sissel's thoughts are in blue.
** Bizarrely, certain letters in seemingly random places are consistently colored red as well. For example, the "Trick" button has a red letter C in the DS version -- though not in the iOS version -- and the "Trick '''T'''ime!" prompt is always colored as such (in both versions).
*** Even the cover art for the Original Sound Tr'''a'''ck follows suit. Is CAPCOM sending hidden messages? [[spoiler:Seems the cover one was false, but the DS button's Tri(C)k, the Sound Tr(A)ck, and the Trick (T)ime link up to the supposed message]].

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-->"What -->'''Sissel:''' What a dangerous bunch..."
bunch...
* RainbowSpeak: Important words are highlighted in red, while Sissel's thoughts are in blue.
**
blue. Bizarrely, certain letters in seemingly random places are consistently colored red as well. For example, the "Trick" button has a red letter C in the DS version -- though --though not in the iOS version -- version-- and the "Trick '''T'''ime!" prompt is always colored as such (in both versions).
***
versions). Even the cover art for the Original Sound Tr'''a'''ck follows suit. Is CAPCOM sending hidden messages? [[spoiler:Seems the cover one was false, but the DS button's Tri(C)k, the Sound Tr(A)ck, and the Trick (T)ime link up to the supposed message]].



** Also, Lynne or Missile and Sissel.

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** Also, Lynne or and Missile are the Red Oni to Sissel's Blue Oni: [[GenkiGirl energetic]] and Sissel.reckless versus collected, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] and prudent.



* RetroUniverse: Although most technology seems to be modern (wireless headphones and plasma [=TVs=]) and a young woman is allowed on the detective force (suggesting modern social mores), everyone uses rotary telephones that still use the old station-extension phone number style. ''[[SchizoTech Wireless]]'' rotary phones, in some cases.
** Which makes for some major SchizoTech with the blue people, who have robotic arms, pimped-out information consoles, and [[spoiler:remote-controlled robot manservants]]. Maybe this is an alternate universe where cell phones were never invented.
*** Note that ''Ghost Trick'' shares a universe with ''Ace Attorney'',[[note]]But not necessarily the same ''country''.[[/note]] which has cell phones aplenty.

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* RetroUniverse: RetroUniverse:
**
Although most technology seems to be modern (wireless headphones and plasma [=TVs=]) and a young woman (who must be around 18-years-old) is allowed on the detective force (suggesting modern social mores), everyone uses rotary telephones that still use the old station-extension phone number style. ''[[SchizoTech Wireless]]'' rotary phones, in some cases.
**
cases. Which makes for some major SchizoTech with the blue people, who have robotic arms, pimped-out information consoles, and [[spoiler:remote-controlled robot manservants]]. Maybe this is an alternate universe where cell phones were never invented.
***
invented.\\\
Note that ''Ghost Trick'' shares a universe with ''Ace Attorney'',[[note]]But ''Franchise/AceAttorney'',[[note]]But not necessarily the same ''country''.[[/note]] which has cell phones aplenty.
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It is also now available for iOS on the iTunes Store; the free download includes the first two chapters, with the rest of the story locked behind purchases (either divided into three batches of chapters for $5 apiece, or the entire game for $10).

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It is also now available for iOS on the iTunes Store; the free download includes the first two chapters, with the rest of the story locked behind purchases (either divided into three batches of chapters for $5 apiece, or the entire game for $10).


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* IfOnlyYouKnew: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Lynne grabs Sissel the cat and says "I bet you're just like me. Your destiny led you here somehow too". In this timeline, she doesn't know the whole lot of things Sissel did for her, and that she only exists like that because of his efforts. She thinks he's just the stray kitten from ten years ago, while Sissel and Jowd remember everything]].
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