History VideoGame / HeavyRain

8th Aug '17 8:43:06 AM CoolTom1337
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Ethan Mars is a depressed architect whose life fell apart after the tragic loss of his child two years prior, for which he blames himself. He is jolted out of his stupor when his remaining son is suddenly kidnapped by the "Origami Killer," a notorious serial killer who uses rising rainwater to drown his young victims, then leaves origami figures on the bodies. If Ethan wishes to save his son from a similar fate, he must complete the trials set by the Origami Killer, who wishes to test just how far Ethan will go to save his child.

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Ethan Mars is a depressed architect whose life fell apart after the tragic loss of his child Jason two years prior, for which he blames himself. He is jolted out of his stupor when his remaining son son, Shaun, is suddenly kidnapped by the "Origami Killer," a notorious serial killer who uses rising rainwater to drown his young victims, then leaves origami figures on the bodies. If Ethan wishes to save his son from a similar fate, he must complete the trials set by the Origami Killer, who wishes to test just how far Ethan will go to save his child.
1st Aug '17 7:26:39 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* SequelHook: One of Madison's endings has yet another killer saying to her "You deserve a better adversary. Somebody more... ferocious.". Given that the game's director, David Cage, has stated a distaste for doing sequels of his games, its highly unlikely this will ever be followed up on.

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* SequelHook: One of Madison's endings has yet another killer saying to her "You deserve a better adversary. Somebody more... ferocious.". Given that the game's writer and director, David Cage, has stated a distaste for doing sequels of his games, its it is highly unlikely this will ever be followed up on. on.



** The Origami Killer's methods and trials are practically ripped from the Jigsaw Killer in ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''.

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** The Origami Killer's methods and trials are practically ripped from very similar the [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Jigsaw Killer in ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''.Killer]].



** The apartment in some of the endings is very similar to Lucas's in the same game.
** In the opening credits, a store sign has a pawprint on it that says "Naughty Dog".

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** *** The apartment in some of the endings is very similar to Lucas's in the same game.
** In the opening credits, a store sign has a pawprint on it that says "Naughty Dog"."Creator/NaughtyDog".



** One chapter is named [[Film/BladeRunner "Tears In The Rain"]].

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** One chapter is named [[Film/BladeRunner "Tears In The Rain"]]. The killer's usage of Origami figures is also a nod to the film, where Origami figures serve as a SignatureItemClue.
10th Jul '17 2:33:05 PM xcountryguy
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** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place.]]

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** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep [[spoiler:sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place.]]



* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler: "Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]

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* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler: "Ethan's [[spoiler:"Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler: Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler: "[[VirtualGhost Uploaded.]]"]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler: Norman's]] [[spoiler:Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler: "[[VirtualGhost [[spoiler:"[[VirtualGhost Uploaded.]]"]]



** Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler: kill Shelby and Lauren.]] You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler: the "Uploaded" ending.]]

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** Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill Shelby and Lauren.]] You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "Uploaded" ending.]]



* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler: like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler: except for Scott Shelby.]]

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* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler: like [[spoiler:like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except for Scott Shelby.]]



* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler: Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse." Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase in the Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler: Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on the ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well.]]'']]
** [[spoiler: Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop.'']]

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* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler: Jayden [[spoiler:Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse." Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase in the Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler: Shelby [[spoiler:Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on the ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well.]]'']]
** [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop.'']]



* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler: the alias of Scott Shelby.]]

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* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the alias of Scott Shelby.]]



** [[spoiler: Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]

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** [[spoiler: Jayden, [[spoiler:Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]



** Two of [[spoiler: Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler: "Case Closed" and "Resignation." The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler: "[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]]" is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked, or otherwise. [[spoiler: Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]]

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** Two of [[spoiler: Jayden's]] [[spoiler:Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler: "Case [[spoiler:"Case Closed" and "Resignation." The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler: "[[TheHeroDies [[spoiler:"[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]]" is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked, or otherwise. [[spoiler: Especially [[spoiler:Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]]



* CreatorProvincialism: While the game takes place in a generic U.S. city on the eastern coast,[[note]]though several signs indicate it takes place in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, or at least was modeled after it.[[/note]] it was developed and written by a French development team, and signs occasionally show in the game itself.

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* CreatorProvincialism: While the game takes place in a generic U.S. city on the eastern coast,[[note]]though several signs indicate it takes place in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, or at least was modeled after it.[[/note]] it was developed and written by a French development team, team and signs occasionally show in the game itself.



* CrapsackWorld: The game's setting ends up fitting the bill if you choose the more tragic endings. [[spoiler: One particular outcome includes Ethan and Scott being killed (the former ''just'' after rescuing Shawn), while Madison goes insane; it says something when Norman Jayden's bittersweet "Resignation" ending is the ''happiest'' of the four. This isn't the worst combination you can get, either.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: The game's setting ends up fitting the bill if you choose the more tragic endings. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One particular outcome includes Ethan and Scott being killed (the former ''just'' after rescuing Shawn), while Madison goes insane; it says something when Norman Jayden's bittersweet "Resignation" ending is the ''happiest'' of the four. This isn't the worst combination you can get, either.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Norman and Madison can be killed off in several unceremonious ways right in the middle of investigating the Origami Killer case, if the player allows it.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Norman [[spoiler:Norman and Madison can be killed off in several unceremonious ways right in the middle of investigating the Origami Killer case, if the player allows it.]]



** [[spoiler: There's a reason why Scott's the only character on the front of the US box that has a weapon.]]
** Look at the score Norman has in the ARI mini-game when he plays it while waiting in the police station early on in the game. [[spoiler: It's a hint that maybe the Tripto isn't what Norman's really addicted to.]]
** If Hassan is killed by the robber in the chapter Hassan's Shop when playing as Scott Shelby, [[spoiler: Hassan will say that all he wanted to do was look into the eyes of his son's killer before he died. The camera angle changes, and players see Scott looking directly down at Hassan. Which is relevant, y'know, 'cause.]]

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** [[spoiler: There's [[spoiler:There's a reason why Scott's the only character on the front of the US box that has a weapon.]]
** Look at the score Norman has in the ARI mini-game when he plays it while waiting in the police station early on in the game. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's a hint that maybe the Tripto isn't what Norman's really addicted to.]]
** If Hassan is killed by the robber in the chapter Hassan's Shop when playing as Scott Shelby, [[spoiler: Hassan [[spoiler:Hassan will say that all he wanted to do was look into the eyes of his son's killer before he died. The camera angle changes, and players see Scott looking directly down at Hassan. Which is relevant, y'know, 'cause.]]



* ForWantOfANail: Whether [[spoiler: Scott]] wants to let [[spoiler:Ethan]] leave or kill him depends on who else is in the area.

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* ForWantOfANail: Whether [[spoiler: Scott]] [[spoiler:Scott]] wants to let [[spoiler:Ethan]] leave or kill him depends on who else is in the area.



* FriendsRentControl: Madison lives in a very swanky apartment for a reporter who doesn't even seem to work for one newspaper, and Ethan's house, though threadbare, is still quite roomy for a divorced dad. [[spoiler: In his happier endings, he moves into [[VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}} Lucas Kane]]'s]] implausibly roomy apartment.

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* FriendsRentControl: Madison lives in a very swanky apartment for a reporter who doesn't even seem to work for one newspaper, and Ethan's house, though threadbare, is still quite roomy for a divorced dad. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In his happier endings, he moves into [[VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}} Lucas Kane]]'s]] implausibly roomy apartment.



* {{GASP}}: [[spoiler: Blake practically shits himself upon seeing Norman as part of the virtual reality in the "Uploaded" epilogue.]]

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* {{GASP}}: [[spoiler: Blake [[spoiler:Blake practically shits himself upon seeing Norman as part of the virtual reality in the "Uploaded" epilogue.]]



** Pretty much everyone in the game has to do at least one utterly stupid thing to keep the plot rolling, starting with Jason and [[spoiler: John]] giving Darwin-award-winning performances and rolling downhill from there. Hell, half the game's events could have been avoided if anybody remembered they own a cell phone.

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** Pretty much everyone in the game has to do at least one utterly stupid thing to keep the plot rolling, starting with Jason and [[spoiler: John]] [[spoiler:John]] giving Darwin-award-winning performances and rolling downhill from there. Hell, half the game's events could have been avoided if anybody remembered they own a cell phone.



** [[spoiler: The reveal that Shelby is the Origami Killer makes many of his previous actions nonsensical. When Lauren brings him her Origami Killer letter, Shelby tells her the truth: That it was typed on an old typewriter. Not only does this lead them to the next clue, Manfred's Clock Shop, but Shelby ''brings her along'' when he goes to murder Manfred and close that loose end. Moreover, Shelby not only has the same typewriter on his desk, he has ''two'' of them as you find the one he actually used inside his secret room.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The reveal that Shelby is the Origami Killer makes many of his previous actions nonsensical. When Lauren brings him her Origami Killer letter, Shelby tells her the truth: That it was typed on an old typewriter. Not only does this lead them to the next clue, Manfred's Clock Shop, but Shelby ''brings her along'' when he goes to murder Manfred and close that loose end. Moreover, Shelby not only has the same typewriter on his desk, he has ''two'' of them as you find the one he actually used inside his secret room.]]



** Also Madison's insomnia. She's supposed to be exhausted after getting little to no sleep for what is implied to be an extended stretch of time, but it doesn't affect her at all. At one point, she even nods off in a chair, and has to force herself to stay awake [[spoiler: to watch over Ethan while ''he'' sleeps.]] Naturally, while Ethan is scruffy and glassy-eyed and Jayden gets red-eyed and twitchy at various points, [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished Madison shows precisely none of the physical effects of even short-term insomnia.]] She's even totally okay to drive a bike in the rain.

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** Also Madison's insomnia. She's supposed to be exhausted after getting little to no sleep for what is implied to be an extended stretch of time, but it doesn't affect her at all. At one point, she even nods off in a chair, and has to force herself to stay awake [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to watch over Ethan while ''he'' sleeps.]] Naturally, while Ethan is scruffy and glassy-eyed and Jayden gets red-eyed and twitchy at various points, [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished Madison shows precisely none of the physical effects of even short-term insomnia.]] She's even totally okay to drive a bike in the rain.



* InstantDeathBullet: When [[spoiler: Shelby goes to storm the Kramer mansion, all of the 20 guards are killed with a single bullet each and most of them not even being headshots.]]

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* InstantDeathBullet: When [[spoiler: Shelby [[spoiler:Shelby goes to storm the Kramer mansion, all of the 20 guards are killed with a single bullet each and most of them not even being headshots.]]



* KillEmAll: Per MultipleEndings, below; spoiler: of the five "main" killable characters (Ethan, Madison, Norman, Scott, Lauren), it's impossible to have all five die in one run. You can have Lauren be the sole survivor, thus managing to kill all the ''playable'' characters.

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* KillEmAll: Per MultipleEndings, below; spoiler: of spoiler:of the five "main" killable characters (Ethan, Madison, Norman, Scott, Lauren), it's impossible to have all five die in one run. You can have Lauren be the sole survivor, thus managing to kill all the ''playable'' characters.



* LiarRevealed: [[spoiler: Ethan's discovery that Madison's a journalist…''after'' he sleeps with her. May not be as grating as other examples of this trope, since he'll either forgive her right away, or reject her permanently]].

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* LiarRevealed: [[spoiler: Ethan's [[spoiler:Ethan's discovery that Madison's a journalist…''after'' he sleeps with her. May not be as grating as other examples of this trope, since he'll either forgive her right away, or reject her permanently]].



* OedipusComplex: [[spoiler: The Origami Killer kidnaps young boys as a way to test their fathers, putting them through a series of bloody trials. If we accept the game's Freudian Excuse (see above) then the killer is acting out an Oedipal desire to punish his father (using the fathers of boys as young as he was when his brother died, hence people that remind him of his own father) by proxy and also surpass his father by looking for a 'worthy' dad that makes it through all of his trials. In a similar vein, the relationship he develops with the mother of one of his victims implies an Oedipal desire for his own mother.]]

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* OedipusComplex: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Origami Killer kidnaps young boys as a way to test their fathers, putting them through a series of bloody trials. If we accept the game's Freudian Excuse (see above) then the killer is acting out an Oedipal desire to punish his father (using the fathers of boys as young as he was when his brother died, hence people that remind him of his own father) by proxy and also surpass his father by looking for a 'worthy' dad that makes it through all of his trials. In a similar vein, the relationship he develops with the mother of one of his victims implies an Oedipal desire for his own mother.]]



** Also, Norman's reaction to seeing [[spoiler: tiny virtual desk tanks in the "Case Closed" ending]]

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** Also, Norman's reaction to seeing [[spoiler: tiny [[spoiler:tiny virtual desk tanks in the "Case Closed" ending]]



** It's never more apparent than with [[spoiler: young Scott Shelby in a flashback]]. Notably mercilessly mocked in [[Creator/TheKingOfHate darksydephil's]] playthrough of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL7IYSToOf8 here]] at around 7:20.

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** It's never more apparent than with [[spoiler: young [[spoiler:young Scott Shelby in a flashback]]. Notably mercilessly mocked in [[Creator/TheKingOfHate darksydephil's]] playthrough of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL7IYSToOf8 here]] at around 7:20.



* PragmaticVillainy: The killer helps the victims' families [[spoiler: protecting them from pimps, armed robbers and even preventing their suicides]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: The killer helps the victims' families [[spoiler: protecting [[spoiler:protecting them from pimps, armed robbers and even preventing their suicides]]



* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Potentially, Madison for Ethan.]]

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* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Potentially, [[spoiler:Potentially, Madison for Ethan.]]



* SaveTheVillain: Madison and Jayden have the option of playing this straight or averting it. [[spoiler: Shelby [[UngratefulBastard will still try to kill you]], and flubbing the quick-time event will result in your character being killed ''at the last minute''.]]

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* SaveTheVillain: Madison and Jayden have the option of playing this straight or averting it. [[spoiler: Shelby [[spoiler:Shelby [[UngratefulBastard will still try to kill you]], and flubbing the quick-time event will result in your character being killed ''at the last minute''.]]



* '''SinsOfOurFathers''': [[spoiler: Scott Shelby's brother drowned because of their uncaring and alcoholic father. And now Scott is repeating the sins of his negligence by abducting the boys of other families and leaving them to drown in the hopes that they would be saved by their own fathers]].

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* '''SinsOfOurFathers''': [[spoiler: Scott [[spoiler:Scott Shelby's brother drowned because of their uncaring and alcoholic father. And now Scott is repeating the sins of his negligence by abducting the boys of other families and leaving them to drown in the hopes that they would be saved by their own fathers]].



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Norman's face says it all [[spoiler: if he tries to save Shaun, but Scott finds him, he fails to fend him off and Scott prepares to shoot him.]]

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Norman's face says it all [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if he tries to save Shaun, but Scott finds him, he fails to fend him off and Scott prepares to shoot him.]]



** And, of course, John and [[spoiler: Scott]] playing Hide And Seek in a construction site with NoOSHACompliance.

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** And, of course, John and [[spoiler: Scott]] [[spoiler:Scott]] playing Hide And Seek in a construction site with NoOSHACompliance.



** Funnily enough, when this particular troper bought the game, the price tag was conveniently placed over [[spoiler: Shelby's face.]]

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** Funnily enough, when this particular troper bought the game, the price tag was conveniently placed over [[spoiler: Shelby's [[spoiler:Shelby's face.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]



* WasItAllALie: Lauren [[spoiler: as she stands over Shelby's grave in one of the epilogues.]]

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* WasItAllALie: Lauren [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as she stands over Shelby's grave in one of the epilogues.]]



* WhamLine: ''Don't forget about me, [[spoiler: Scotty.]]''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Several examples. Nathaniel, once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing. Gordi Kramer effectively vanishes from the plot after he is introduced, and is not present when Scott [[spoiler: shoots up his house while looking for his father]]. Ethan's ex-wife, Grace, is only in a scant few of the game's endings and most give no resolution to her. Lt. Blake is absent from all but two of the worst endings, and in one of them he's only mentioned in a news report.

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* WhamLine: ''Don't forget about me, [[spoiler: Scotty.[[spoiler:Scotty.]]''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Several examples. Nathaniel, once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing. Gordi Kramer effectively vanishes from the plot after he is introduced, and is not present when Scott [[spoiler: shoots [[spoiler:shoots up his house while looking for his father]]. Ethan's ex-wife, Grace, is only in a scant few of the game's endings and most give no resolution to her. Lt. Blake is absent from all but two of the worst endings, and in one of them he's only mentioned in a news report.



** [[spoiler: Captain Perry calls him out if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer.]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Ethan, Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Young!Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Shelby enters his apartment only to find Lauren helpless and have one of Kramer's goons put a gun right to his head. But rather than just blow his brains out, Kramer traps Shelby and Lauren in a car (with loose ropes they can undo fairly easily), and pushes it into the lake.]]

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** [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Perry calls him out if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer.]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Ethan, Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Young!Scott]] [[spoiler:Young!Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Shelby [[spoiler:Shelby enters his apartment only to find Lauren helpless and have one of Kramer's goons put a gun right to his head. But rather than just blow his brains out, Kramer traps Shelby and Lauren in a car (with loose ropes they can undo fairly easily), and pushes it into the lake.]]



* YouBastard: [[spoiler: The "Perfect Crime" trophy.]] Enjoy your OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath asshole.]]

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* YouBastard: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The "Perfect Crime" trophy.]] Enjoy your OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath asshole.]]



** [[spoiler: Since Ethan Mars turns out ''not'' to be the Origami Killer, it turns out Perry was letting Blake break the wrong eggs.]]
* [[YourDaysAreNumbered Ethan's Days Are Numbered]] if he [[spoiler: decide to drink the poison to pass the fifth trial. As far as he knows.]]

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** [[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since Ethan Mars turns out ''not'' to be the Origami Killer, it turns out Perry was letting Blake break the wrong eggs.]]
* [[YourDaysAreNumbered Ethan's Days Are Numbered]] if he [[spoiler: decide [[spoiler:decide to drink the poison to pass the fifth trial. As far as he knows.]]



* CuttingOffTheBranches / ForegoneConclusion: Since it's a prequel starring Madison Paige, the canon ending is obviously one where she survives.
* GroinAttack: If Leland spots Madison, this is involved in one means of escape. [[spoiler: One ending has her escape into the garage, only to start the chainsaw and push it through Leland's crotch into his gut.]]
* [[spoiler: HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: As a result of Leland's insanity and his work drying up, he now traps and pursues women, before stuffing their corpses.]]
* [[spoiler: LivingDollCollector]]

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* CuttingOffTheBranches / ForegoneConclusion: Since it's a prequel starring Madison Paige, the canon ending is obviously one where she survives.
* GroinAttack: If Leland spots Madison, this is involved in one means of escape. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One ending has her escape into the garage, only to start the chainsaw and push it through Leland's crotch into his gut.]]
* [[spoiler: HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: As a result of Leland's insanity and his work drying up, he now traps and pursues women, women before stuffing their corpses.]]
* [[spoiler: LivingDollCollector]]LivingDollCollector: Leland.



** ''[[BittersweetEnding "Sacrificed in the Name of Truth"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison calls the police, but is killed escaping. The police arrest Leland.]]
** ''[[DownerEnding "Where is Madison Paige?"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Leland kills Madison, and she didn't get to phone Sam. She's declared missing, and Leland isn't caught.]]
** ''[[GoodEnding "The End of Anguish"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison calls Sam, who sends the police to the house while she hides. The police eventually arrive and save her, and Leland is arrested.]]
** ''[[GoldenEnding "In the Middle of the Horror"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison escapes unseen and unharmed; as a result, she gets her scoop and Leland is arrested.]]
** ''[[PyrrhicVictory "The End of a Nightmare"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison is found and barely escapes with her life. Madison will be chased to the garage, where she can either kill Leland with a chainsaw or simply escape on her motorcycle, in which case he commits suicide.]]

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** ''[[BittersweetEnding "Sacrificed in the Name of Truth"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison [[spoiler:Madison calls the police, but is killed escaping. The police arrest Leland.]]
** ''[[DownerEnding "Where is Madison Paige?"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Leland [[spoiler:Leland kills Madison, and she didn't get to phone Sam. She's declared missing, and Leland isn't caught.]]
** ''[[GoodEnding "The End of Anguish"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison [[spoiler:Madison calls Sam, who sends the police to the house while she hides. The police eventually arrive and save her, her and Leland is arrested.]]
** ''[[GoldenEnding "In the Middle of the Horror"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison [[spoiler:Madison escapes unseen and unharmed; as a result, result she gets her scoop and Leland is arrested.]]
** ''[[PyrrhicVictory "The End of a Nightmare"]]'' -- [[spoiler: Madison [[spoiler:Madison is found and barely escapes with her life. Madison will be chased to the garage, where she can either kill Leland with a chainsaw or simply escape on her motorcycle, in which case he commits suicide.]]
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*** Shelby also just left a room where somebody was smoking a cigarette, which possibly irratated his asthsma in addition to the weather which also makes it hard for him to breathe.

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*** Shelby also just left a room where somebody was smoking a cigarette, which possibly irratated his asthsma asthma in addition to the weather which also makes it hard for him to breathe.
30th Jun '17 1:05:45 AM Ratchetpower2
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*** Shelby also just left a room where somebody was smoking a cigarette, which possibly irratated his asthsma in addition to the weather which also makes it hard for him to breathe.
21st Jun '17 11:14:09 AM Beats1218
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19th Jun '17 1:44:34 AM Zeekay980
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** Also in Hassan's Shop, [[spoiler:you can use the dialogue option Shaun in which Scott tries to convince Hassan to help him by explaining that the Origami Killer has taken another child. However, this chapter takes place two hours after Ethan reported Shaun missing. It's highly improbable that Scott would know about the kidnapping since the press didn't know until the next day and the police weren't convinced it was the Origami Killer yet.]]
8th Jun '17 10:28:31 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* CreatorProvincialism: While the game takes place in a generic U.S. city on the eastern coast,[[note]]though several signs indicate it takes place in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, or at least was modeled after it.[[/note]] it was developed and written by a French development team, and signs occasionally show in the game itself. The power outlets in buildings and some of the building architecture (particularly in Madison's apartment) are of distinctly European style instead of American. There's some instances of characters referring to areas as "wasteland" that Americans would be calling empty fields. There's also a number of minor characters voiced by French actors who are NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent, which may raise an eyebrow for some American players.
* CowboyCop: Blake all the way through. Intimidating suspects, looking for easy fitups to close cases, hollering profanities and insults at his colleagues with very little provocation... He's less of a cop and more of a thug with a gun and badge.

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* CreatorProvincialism: While the game takes place in a generic U.S. city on the eastern coast,[[note]]though several signs indicate it takes place in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, or at least was modeled after it.[[/note]] it was developed and written by a French development team, and signs occasionally show in the game itself. The power outlets in buildings and some of the building architecture (particularly in Madison's apartment) are of distinctly European style instead of American. There's some instances of characters referring to areas as "wasteland" that Americans would be calling empty fields. There's also a number of minor characters voiced by French actors who are NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent, which may raise an eyebrow for some American players.
** The power outlets in buildings and some of the building architecture (particularly in Madison's apartment) are of distinctly European style instead of American.
** The supermarket chase that Norman gets involved in has, at one point, live chickens present, something that is not allowed in a real U.S. supermarket.
** There's some instances early in the game of characters referring to empty areas as "wasteland", when Americans would be calling these areas empty fields.
** A number of minor characters are voiced by French actors who [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent don't even try American accents]], which may raise an eyebrow for some American players.
* CowboyCop: Deconstructed with Blake all the way through. Intimidating suspects, looking for easy fitups to close cases, hollering profanities and insults at his colleagues with very little provocation... He's less of a cop and more of a thug with a gun and badge.
6th Jun '17 12:20:38 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* CreatorProvincialism: While the game takes place in a generic U.S. city on the eastern coast,[[note]]though several signs indicate it takes place in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, or at least was modeled after it.[[/note]] it was developed and written by a French development team, and signs occasionally show in the game itself. The power outlets in buildings and some of the building architecture (particularly in Madison's apartment) are of distinctly European style instead of American. There's some instances of characters referring to areas as "wasteland" that Americans would be calling empty fields. There's also a number of minor characters voiced by French actors who are NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent, which may raise an eyebrow for some American players.
4th Jun '17 8:58:54 PM DrPsyche
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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Carter Blake was his moments of this. The most notable is when he breaks the door of the apartment of Nathaniel Williams, a suspect of being the Origami Killer, and Jayden tells him that's a crime.

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Carter Blake was has his moments of this. The most notable is when he breaks the door of the apartment of Nathaniel Williams, a suspect of being the Origami Killer, and Jayden tells him that's a crime.
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