History VideoGame / Killer7

15th Aug '17 1:52:59 AM crashkey
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* ContinuitySnarl: Seemingly invoked by ''Hand in killer7'', a [[AllThereInTheManual setting book]] which contradicts itself all over the place to represent how history can get muddled and rewritten over time. This is eventually lampshaded by Jaco, who mentions that nobody really knows what happened in the Smith Syndicate Incident, one of the most confusing points in the timeline.

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Seemingly invoked by ''Hand in killer7'', a [[AllThereInTheManual setting book]] which contradicts itself all over the place to represent how history can get muddled and rewritten over time. This is eventually lampshaded by Jaco, who mentions that nobody really knows what happened in the Smith Syndicate Incident, one of the most confusing points in the timeline.timeline.
** That Smith Syndicate Incident deserves special mention, because at least three separate versions of it exist between the game and the book, sometimes at wildly different points in time, and it's not possible to reconcile them no matter what you do. That would be fine if it was an isolated event, but it's ''the focal point of the game's backstory'', so it's impossible to ignore.
14th Aug '17 5:07:23 PM MyFinalEdits
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the Handsome Men fight, Garcian and Handsome Pink have a lengthy conversation about each other and their roles in the grand scheme of things. Pink even reveals herself as the leader, and says that she has a real name: "Love". [[spoiler: All of this foreshadows Garcians true identity as Emir.]]

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During the Handsome Men fight, Garcian and Handsome Pink have a lengthy conversation about each other and their roles in the grand scheme of things. Pink even reveals herself as the leader, and says that she has a real name: "Love". [[spoiler: All of this foreshadows Garcians Garcian's true identity as Emir.]]



* GainaxEnding: HOO BOY. For extra Gainax points, [[spoiler: it even has the protagonist undergo a [[GoMadFromTheRevelation tearful breakdown]] at the end]].

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* GainaxEnding: HOO BOY. For extra Gainax points, The ending of the penultimate chapter, Smile, has a very bizarre reveal about the true nature of the Smith Syndicate. [[spoiler: it It even has the protagonist undergo a [[GoMadFromTheRevelation tearful breakdown]] at the end]].
14th Aug '17 3:17:55 PM Sullytofu
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler: No matter which option the player takes in the game's SadisticChoice, it's a pretty unhappy ending, and it is implied that the entire process will begin again in another century.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: Much like the rest of Suda's Kill The Past themology. [[spoiler: No matter which option the player takes in the game's SadisticChoice, SadisticChoice between America or Japan, it's a pretty unhappy ending, and it is implied that the entire process will begin again in another century.century. The only character who receives a somewhat good conclusion is Emir, who is finally free from the game of the East and West and can now act on his own will. Considering he goes after the Last Shot Smile on his own, it's implied that Emir has made a HeelFaceTurn.]]
7th Aug '17 11:28:44 PM Sullytofu
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the Handsome Men fight, Garcian and Handsome Pink have a lengthy conversation about each other and their roles in the grand scheme of things. Pink even reveals herself as the leader, and says that she has a real name: "Love". [[spoiler: All of this foreshadows Garcians true identity as Emir.]]
** Multiple times throughout the game, Travis refers to Garcian as "Emir", which is not his name. [[spoiler: At least, Garcian doesn't think it is.]]
3rd Aug '17 2:28:43 AM crashkey
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* LostInMediaRes: Invoked by Angel, which gives no explicit introductions to anything; however, this forces the player to, through gameplay, get acquainted with the workings of the game, and Angel is actually very light on plot for this reason.

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* LostInMediaRes: LostInMediasRes: Invoked by Angel, which gives no explicit introductions to anything; however, this forces the player to, through gameplay, get acquainted with the workings of the game, and Angel is actually very light on plot for this reason.
3rd Aug '17 1:52:49 AM crashkey
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* AlternateHistory: The story follows a timeline quite a bit different from ours. This seems to stretch a way back, if we take at face value the claim that the first president of the United States was the headmaster of a school in Seattle.

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The story follows a timeline quite a bit different from ours. This seems to stretch a way back, if we take at face value the claim that the first president of the United States was the headmaster of a school in Seattle.Seattle.
** While how far back America's history diverted is unknown, Japan's history's divergence can be traced to somebody (likely Kun Lan) calling Toru Fukushima after World War II, as the Liberal Party that Fukushima was asked to split off from really did exist.
** It's also an alternate history to ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' and ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'', as ''[=killer7=]'' goes out of its way to mention that the Internet (necessary to the plot of ''The Silver Case'') and airplanes (necessary to the plot of ''Flower, Sun, and Rain'') were banned the year before ''The Silver Case'' takes place.
3rd Aug '17 1:47:00 AM crashkey
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* ArcNumber: Seven, in many different ways. Not only are there seven assassins in the Smith syndicate, but also seven major targets to pursue and kill, seven rings to find and use, and the game's story is divided in seven chapters. In the game's backstory a group of politicians called the Union Seven wrote the Yakumo, which translates to "seven clouds".

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* ArcNumber: Seven, in many different ways. Not only are there seven assassins in the Smith syndicate, but also seven major targets to pursue and kill, seven rings to find and use, and the game's story is divided in seven chapters. In There are also seven visits to the game's backstory a group of politicians called Vinculum Gate, as well as the Union Seven wrote 7 group in the Yakumo, which translates to "seven clouds".backstory.
3rd Aug '17 1:45:07 AM crashkey
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''Hand In [=killer7=]'', which actually makes the story even '''more''' complicated, though mostly because it's based on an early version of the game's story, which had a few differences with the final version.

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
** It's recommended to read the actual manual, as it will tell you about gameplay features that the game itself either mostly doesn't or puts in Iwazaru's Tips, which most players aren't going to go out of their way to sit through.
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''Hand In [=killer7=]'', which actually makes the story even '''more''' complicated, though mostly because complicated; for an informational book, it ends up being a JigsawPuzzlePlot of its own, relying on you to cross-reference different sections of the book (and the game) to put together what it's based on an early version of the game's story, which had a few differences with the final version.trying to tell you.



* ContinuitySnarl: Seemingly invoked by ''Hand in killer7'', a [[AllThereInTheManual setting book]] which contradicts itself all over the place to represent how history can get muddled and rewritten over time. This is eventually lampshaded by Jacob, who mentions that nobody really knows what happened in the Smith Syndicate Incident, one of the most confusing points in the timeline.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Seemingly invoked by ''Hand in killer7'', a [[AllThereInTheManual setting book]] which contradicts itself all over the place to represent how history can get muddled and rewritten over time. This is eventually lampshaded by Jacob, Jaco, who mentions that nobody really knows what happened in the Smith Syndicate Incident, one of the most confusing points in the timeline.



* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:The ''entire game'']], as revealed in the supplementary material, Jacob's Report. [[spoiler: An FBI agent who lost his family to the Heaven Smiles uses a machine that predicts the future to predict the Last Smile. As the probability of the predictions happening increases with each one that comes true, he sets the events of each mission in motion.]] It should be noted though that much of the supplementary material outright contradicts the game - it's based on an early version of the story.

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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:The ''entire game'']], as revealed in the supplementary material, Jacob's Jaco's Report. [[spoiler: An FBI agent who lost his family to the Heaven Smiles uses a machine that predicts the future to predict the Last Smile. As the probability of the predictions happening increases with each one that comes true, he sets the events of each mission in motion.]] It should be noted though that much of the supplementary material outright contradicts the game - it's based on an early version of the story.]]



* AGodAmI: Kun Lan and Trevor Pearlharbor both have shades of this.

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* AGodAmI: Kun Lan and Trevor Pearlharbor both have shades of this.is utterly confident in his ability to write the future with his comic books. [[spoiler:He's wrong, though, as he can only predict the future, not change it]].



** Another one by LetsPlay/SuperGreatFriend can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6cxryHPJtc&list=PLaSPgE4K0SB20ZicuxRFLpHONXWmTXTtK&index=1 here]]. SGF makes a valiant effort to [[ShownTheirWork detail the game's plot and history]], including snippets from ''Hand in [=Killer7=]'' and detailing supplemental material like the short-lived tie-in comic series.

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** Another one by LetsPlay/SuperGreatFriend can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6cxryHPJtc&list=PLaSPgE4K0SB20ZicuxRFLpHONXWmTXTtK&index=1 here]]. SGF makes a valiant effort to [[ShownTheirWork detail the game's plot and history]], including snippets from ''Hand in [=Killer7=]'' [=killer7=]'' and detailing supplemental material like the short-lived tie-in comic series.



* LongSongShortScene: ''Rave On,'' with a total length of five minutes or so, plays exclusively in the short staircase between the Vinculum Gate and the Colosseum.

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* LongSongShortScene: ''Rave On,'' On'', with a total length of five minutes or so, plays exclusively in the short staircase between the Vinculum Gate and the Colosseum.



* LostInMediaRes: Invoked by Angel, which gives no explicit introductions to anything; however, this forces the player to, through gameplay, get acquainted with the workings of the game, and Angel is actually very light on plot for this reason.



* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai

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* TheMagnificentSevenSamuraiTheMagnificentSevenSamurai: A very, very weird version, but technically still follows the archetype of a team of seven being called on to defend the populace from an evil threat. In particular, it resembles the Exaggerated version on [[PlayingWith/TheMagnificentSevenSamurai the playing with a trope page]].



* MeaningfulName: The surname "Smith" is related to a word meaning "to hit". In ''[=Killer7=]'', the Smiths are assassins, i.e., "'''hit'''men".

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* MeaningfulName: The surname "Smith" is related to a word meaning "to hit". In ''[=Killer7=]'', ''[=killer7=]'', the Smiths are assassins, i.e., "'''hit'''men". It can also be seen as a declaration of anonymity and allegiance to America, as the killers are of many different ethnicities but all have a generic American last name as personalities of Harman, the hero of the west.
1st Aug '17 5:33:09 AM MrGuy
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* LongSongShortScene: ''Rave On,'' with a total length of five minutes or so, plays exclusively in the short staircase between the Vinculum Gate and the Colosseum.
24th Jul '17 3:49:14 AM crashkey
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Creator/{{Suda 51}} (who went on to do ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', among other games) created this game, and Capcom published it on the Gamecube and Playstation 2. See also earlier Suda games ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' and ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'', games in the "Kill the Past" universe that contain thematic links, as well as ''VideoGame/KillerIsDead'' for a later Suda game with similar connections.

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Creator/{{Suda 51}} (who went on to do ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', among other games) created this game, and Capcom published it on the Gamecube and Playstation 2. See also earlier Suda games ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' and ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'', games in the "Kill the Past" universe that contain thematic links, as well as ''VideoGame/KillerIsDead'' for a later Suda Grasshopper game with a similar connections.visual style and premise.
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