History VideoGame / ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture

20th Sep '16 10:21:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: What the good Professor embarks upon, like any good PapaWolf, when [[spoiler:Flora is kidnapped]].



* ShootTheShaggyDog: All that stuff with the BadFuture and Evil Layton and such? [[spoiler: Meaningless. It turns out Future London was fake and just a setup for some guy (Actually Future Luke!) to build a killer robot, so everything you did in the first part of the game was basically for nothing. And then the guy uses the killer robot to blow up a city, he goes to jail; Bill and Dimitri, the ones you discover are responsible for the whole mess, escape unharmed; young Luke moves away;]] and at the very last minute you are told that [[spoiler:Celeste was Claire the whole time, making the explanation for how time travel was impossible pointless, and then she dies with Professor Layton weeping in despair.]] THE END.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: All that stuff with the BadFuture and Evil Layton and such? [[spoiler: Meaningless. It turns out Future London was fake and just a setup for some guy (Actually (actually Future Luke!) to build a killer robot, so everything you did in the first part of the game was basically for nothing. And then the guy uses the killer robot to blow up a city, he goes to jail; Bill and Dimitri, the ones you discover are responsible for the whole mess, escape unharmed; young Luke moves away;]] and at the very last minute you are told that [[spoiler:Celeste was Claire the whole time, making the explanation for how time travel was impossible pointless, and then she dies with Professor Layton weeping in despair.]] THE END.
27th Jan '16 10:21:14 PM Str8taim
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* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Prime Minister Bill Hawks, full bore.]]
6th Dec '15 11:11:29 PM LadyNorbert
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* FlyingCar: [[spoiler:Don Paolo transforms the Laytonmobile into a car-helicopter hybrid.]]

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* FlyingCar: [[spoiler:Don Paolo transforms the Laytonmobile into a car-helicopter hybrid.an ornithopter.]]



* GreaterScopeVillian : [[spoiler: Prime Minister Bill Hawks who caused the explosion that killed Claire and Clive's parents.]]



%% * LaymansTerms: "a memory scanner."

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%% * LaymansTerms: "a memory Name-dropped by Layton when he's explaining the "memory scanner."



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Very subtle, but; when you first meet Hazel he is terrified of Layton's hat, so he shies away and hides behind a wall. Naturally, this wall is the side of your DS.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Very subtle, but; but when you first meet Hazel he is terrified of Layton's hat, so he shies away and hides behind a wall. Naturally, this wall is the side of your DS.



** They start up again in the very last cutscene, when [[spoiler:Luke loses his composure and runs to hug the professor goodbye, before the latter is left watching the boat Luke is on sail off]].
* {{Masquerade}}: [[spoiler:Future London is a fake created by Dr. Stahngun; he kidnapped scientists and made them believe they were 10 years into the future, then enlisted their help in finishing his time machine on the belief it was the only way to get back to their correct time.]]

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** They start up again in the very last cutscene, when [[spoiler:Luke loses his composure and runs to hug the professor goodbye, before the latter is left watching the boat Luke is on sail off]].
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* {{Masquerade}}: [[spoiler:Future London is a fake created by Dr. Stahngun; he kidnapped scientists and made them believe they were 10 years into the future, then enlisted their help in finishing his time machine on the belief by telling them it was the only way to get back to their correct time.]]



%% * ThePollyanna: ''Flora''.



* SequelHook: At the very end of the game, [[spoiler:Luke writes to Layton about a mysterious happening at his new home, which sounds like just the sort of mystery for Layton to solve]]. The game ends, not with "The End", but with "To Be Continued". Perhaps there will be something after the prequel trilogy is completed.

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* SequelHook: At the very end of the game, [[spoiler:Luke writes to Layton about a mysterious happening at his new home, which sounds like just the sort of mystery for Layton to solve]]. The game ends, not with "The End", but with "To Be Continued". Perhaps there will be something after Now that the prequel trilogy is completed.has been completed, perhaps the series will return to this hook.



* SnowMeansLove: The ending: it starts snowing at the end of the game, even though the weather conditions and the foilage on the leaves would imply summertime. [[spoiler:All while the woman Layton loves walks away into the past and towards her death.]]

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* SnowMeansLove: The ending: it starts snowing at the end of the game, even though the weather conditions and the foilage foliage on the leaves would imply summertime. [[spoiler:All while the woman Layton loves walks away into the past and [[SnowMeansDeath towards her death.death]].]]



* StandardFemaleGrabArea:
** When [[spoiler:Flora]] is kidnapped, one hand on her upper arm and she is completely helpless.
** Of course, she's no ActionGirl in the first place. This may be her first personal experience with rough treatment, making this a JustifiedTrope.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea:
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StandardFemaleGrabArea: When [[spoiler:Flora]] is kidnapped, one hand on her upper arm and she is completely helpless.
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helpless. Of course, she's no ActionGirl in the first place. This may be her first personal experience with rough treatment, making this a JustifiedTrope.



* TeacherStudentRomance: A one-sided version: Rosetta, one of Layton's students, makes thinly-veiled references to how she's looking forward to their private sessions. Layton, for his part, seems to know what she's implying (he stutters a bit) but is clearly not interested. Leads to a humorous moment during the credits, which show Rosetta and Layton in their "private" session...with Luke and Flora. Layton and the kids are evidently having a great time; Rosetta, not so much.

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* TeacherStudentRomance: A one-sided version: Rosetta, one of Layton's students, makes thinly-veiled references to how she's looking forward to their private sessions. Layton, for his part, seems to know what she's implying (he stutters a bit) but is clearly not interested. Leads to a humorous moment during the credits, which show Rosetta and Layton in their "private" session... with Luke and Flora. Layton and the kids are evidently having a great time; Rosetta, not so much.
6th Dec '15 11:03:36 PM LadyNorbert
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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Bill Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Bill Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]]. ]] The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]
6th Dec '15 11:02:02 PM LadyNorbert
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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Billy Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Billy Bill Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]



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%% * FlyingCarFlyingCar: [[spoiler:Don Paolo transforms the Laytonmobile into a car-helicopter hybrid.]]
6th Dec '15 11:00:23 PM LadyNorbert
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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Billy Hawks]] pretty much gets away [KarmaHoudini scotch free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Billy Hawks]] pretty much gets away [KarmaHoudini scotch free]].[[KarmaHoudini scot-free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]



** A lone twenty-or-so-year-old with no special connections or background ([[spoiler:Clive]]) is able to singlehandedly manipulate the nation's top scientists into doing his bidding and kidnap the Prime Minister with just his money.

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** A lone twenty-or-so-year-old with no special connections or background ([[spoiler:Clive]]) is able to singlehandedly single-handedly manipulate the nation's top scientists into doing his bidding and kidnap the Prime Minister with just his money.
5th Nov '15 5:27:49 PM nombretomado
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** Hey look, it's [[NoSenseOfDirection Pavel!]] Oh, you're looking for giant underground caverns that some scientists believe can be found all across the globe? Well, good luck with that, thanks for the puzzle, and tell [[RanmaOneHalf Ryoga]] I said "hi." Come TheReveal...

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** Hey look, it's [[NoSenseOfDirection Pavel!]] Oh, you're looking for giant underground caverns that some scientists believe can be found all across the globe? Well, good luck with that, thanks for the puzzle, and tell [[RanmaOneHalf [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ryoga]] I said "hi." Come TheReveal...
22nd Sep '15 5:10:22 AM VenomLancerHae
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* {{All Love is Unrequited}}: [[spoiler: Layton, Don Paolo, and Dimitri are all in love with Claire, but only Layton receives affection in return, finally revealing Don Paolo's motivation for his actions.]]

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* {{All Love is Unrequited}}: AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler: Layton, Don Paolo, and Dimitri are all in love with Claire, but only Layton receives affection in return, finally revealing Don Paolo's motivation for his actions.]]



* BadFuture

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%% * BadFuture



** FlyingCar



* DeadpanSnarker: Future Luke, as seen in this conversation:

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Future Luke, as seen in this conversation:



* DontYouDarePityMe: Subject 3.

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%% * DontYouDarePityMe: Subject 3.



* EasilyConqueredWorld: A lone twenty-or-so-year-old with no special connections or background ([[spoiler:Clive]]) is able to singlehandedly manipulate the nation's top scientists into doing his bidding and kidnap the Prime Minister with just his money.

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* EasilyConqueredWorld: EasilyConqueredWorld:
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A lone twenty-or-so-year-old with no special connections or background ([[spoiler:Clive]]) is able to singlehandedly manipulate the nation's top scientists into doing his bidding and kidnap the Prime Minister with just his money.



* FeetFirstIntroduction: Future Luke
* FlashbackToCatchphrase: We see in this game where Layton got his top hat.

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%% * FeetFirstIntroduction: Future Luke
* FlashbackToCatchphrase: FlashbackToCatchphrase
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We see in this game where Layton got his top hat.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hey look, it's [[NoSenseOfDirection Pavel!]] Oh, you're looking for giant underground caverns that some scientists believe can be found all across the globe? Well, good luck with that, thanks for the puzzle, and tell [[RanmaOneHalf Ryoga]] I said "hi." Come TheReveal...

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%% * {{Foreshadowing}}: FlyingCar
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Hey look, it's [[NoSenseOfDirection Pavel!]] Oh, you're looking for giant underground caverns that some scientists believe can be found all across the globe? Well, good luck with that, thanks for the puzzle, and tell [[RanmaOneHalf Ryoga]] I said "hi." Come TheReveal...



** Justified in that [[spoiler:Don Paolo didn't explicitly tell him that the car could fly, rather he just pointed to a button he installed and quite literally said "That's your ticket out of trouble."]]
* [[FrictionlessIce Frictionless Banana Peels]]: A recurring puzzle in this game. It differs from the FrictionlessIce puzzle in that it is often possible (and necessary) to avoid slipping by finding a route around the peels.

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** Justified in that [[spoiler:Don Paolo didn't explicitly tell him that the car could fly, rather he just pointed to a button he installed and quite literally said "That's your ticket out of trouble."]]
* [[FrictionlessIce Frictionless Banana Peels]]: FrictionlessIce: A recurring puzzle in this game. It differs from the FrictionlessIce puzzle in that it is often possible (and necessary) to avoid slipping by finding a route around the peels.



* GotMeDoingIt: DING!

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%% * GotMeDoingIt: DING!



* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: We get a glimpse of what Luke would look like when he's older. [[spoiler: Later in the game we find out that he is not Luke but a boy named Clive who looks incredibly similar to Luke, which does not really make sense because Luke and Clive are not related.]]

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* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: SheIsAllGrownUp: We get a glimpse of what Luke would look like when he's older. [[spoiler: Later in the game we find out that he is not Luke but a boy named Clive who looks incredibly similar to Luke, which does not really make sense because Luke and Clive are not related.]]



** WalkingTank



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]/AndYourLittleDogToo:[[spoiler: Clive abducts Flora]] to ensure that Layton will chase him, although the specific motive for this act is never actually stated. [[spoiler:He finally admits that he doesn't really know why, and [[ICannotSelfTerminate guesses that something inside him made him want to be stopped]].]]
* "[[LaymansTerms In Layman's Terms]]: a memory scanner."

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]/AndYourLittleDogToo:[[spoiler: IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Clive abducts Flora]] to ensure that Layton will chase him, although the specific motive for this act is never actually stated. [[spoiler:He finally admits that he doesn't really know why, and [[ICannotSelfTerminate guesses that something inside him made him want to be stopped]].]]
%% * "[[LaymansTerms In Layman's Terms]]: a LaymansTerms: "a memory scanner."



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the casino, Layton, Luke and Future Luke are being shot at by [[MoreDakka SMG-toting]] members of The Family, yet no one gets shot despite the large amount of collateral damage. {{Justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler:the whole city is a {{Masquerade}}, The Family are its [[TheMenInBlack enforcers]], and that Future Luke is not only [[TheMole a mole]], but also their [[BigBad boss]]. He probably arranged the attack to throw any suspicion off of himself.]]
** Look closely. The Goons aren't even ''aiming'' at anything!

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the casino, Layton, Luke and Future Luke are being shot at by [[MoreDakka SMG-toting]] members of The Family, yet no one gets shot despite the large amount of collateral damage. {{Justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler:the whole city is a {{Masquerade}}, The Family are its [[TheMenInBlack enforcers]], and that Future Luke is not only [[TheMole a mole]], but also their [[BigBad boss]]. He probably arranged the attack to throw any suspicion off of himself.]]
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]] Look closely. The Goons aren't even ''aiming'' at anything!



* IWasQuiteALooker: Florence in Puzzle #46

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Florence in Puzzle #46#46.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Bill freaking Hawks]]. Despite being the one responsible for the explosion ten years before the present and causing the deaths of probably dozens of people, including [[spoiler:Clive's parents and his lab assistant Claire]], he is never punished. [[spoiler:In fact, he's actually ''rewarded'' for his actions, earning a fortune which he then uses to gain political favor and become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Even by the end of the game, we never see him get comeuppance; all that happens is that Chelmey makes a pointed comment about being blinded by ambition but it goes over Hawks' head.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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[[spoiler:Bill freaking Hawks]]. Despite being the one responsible for the explosion ten years before the present and causing the deaths of probably dozens of people, including [[spoiler:Clive's parents and his lab assistant Claire]], he is never punished. [[spoiler:In fact, he's actually ''rewarded'' for his actions, earning a fortune which he then uses to gain political favor and become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Even by the end of the game, we never see him get comeuppance; all that happens is that Chelmey makes a pointed comment about being blinded by ambition but it goes over Hawks' head.]]



* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:Layton after losing Claire for the second time.]]

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* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
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[[spoiler:Layton after losing Claire for the second time.]]



* MementoMacGuffin: As we learn in this game, Layton's hat is one.

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* MementoMacGuffin: MementoMacGuffin:
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As we learn in this game, Layton's hat is one.



* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Layton's breakdown at the end of the game, after Claire leaves.]]]]

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* NotSoStoic: NotSoStoic:
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[[spoiler:[[TearJerker Layton's breakdown at the end of the game, after Claire leaves.]]]]



* ThePollyanna: ''Flora''.

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%% * ThePollyanna: ''Flora''.



* PunnyName: Rosetta Stone, the archaeology student.

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* PunnyName: PunnyName:
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Rosetta Stone, the archaeology student.



* RedHerring: Partway through TheSummation, it really seems like [[spoiler: Bill Hawks]] is going to be revealed as either the BigBad or ManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler: And then Layton accuses Future Luke.]]

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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
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Partway through TheSummation, it really seems like [[spoiler: Bill Hawks]] is going to be revealed as either the BigBad or ManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler: And then Layton accuses Future Luke.]]



* SnowMeansLove[=/=][[spoiler:SnowMeansDeath]]: The ending: it starts snowing at the end of the game, even though the weather conditions and the foilage on the leaves would imply summertime. [[spoiler:All while the woman Layton loves walks away into the past and towards her death.]]
* SpottingTheThread: [[spoiler: Why didn't the future Dr. Schrader react when the Luke who came to visit him was still an AdorablyPrecociousChild instead of a young adult?]] Answer: [[spoiler: that wasn't Dr. Schrader, and he wasn't from the future.]] And so the web begins to unravel.

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* SnowMeansLove[=/=][[spoiler:SnowMeansDeath]]: SnowMeansLove: The ending: it starts snowing at the end of the game, even though the weather conditions and the foilage on the leaves would imply summertime. [[spoiler:All while the woman Layton loves walks away into the past and towards her death.]]
* SpottingTheThread: SpottingTheThread:
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[[spoiler: Why didn't the future Dr. Schrader react when the Luke who came to visit him was still an AdorablyPrecociousChild instead of a young adult?]] Answer: [[spoiler: that wasn't Dr. Schrader, and he wasn't from the future.]] And so the web begins to unravel.



* StandardFemaleGrabArea: When [[spoiler:Flora]] is kidnapped, one hand on her upper arm and she is completely helpless.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: StandardFemaleGrabArea:
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When [[spoiler:Flora]] is kidnapped, one hand on her upper arm and she is completely helpless.



* TakeYourTime: Contains a particularly {{egregious}} example near the end of the game. The BigBad has activated his [[spoiler: gigantic, mobile fortress and is about to begin tearing London apart]], and you want to go back and solve any puzzles you may have missed? No problem!

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* TakeYourTime: TakeYourTime:
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Contains a particularly {{egregious}} example near the end of the game. The BigBad has activated his [[spoiler: gigantic, mobile fortress and is about to begin tearing London apart]], and you want to go back and solve any puzzles you may have missed? No problem!



* TimeTravel
* TitleDrop

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%% * TimeTravel
* TitleDropTitleDrop:



* TriangRelations: [[spoiler:A variant of type 4, with both Dimitri Allen and Don Paolo filling in the role of A, Claire being B, and Layton as C.]]

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* TriangRelations: TriangRelations:
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[[spoiler:A variant of type 4, with both Dimitri Allen and Don Paolo filling in the role of A, Claire being B, and Layton as C.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Dmitri plays into Clive's plans without realizing that he's also one of the targets of Clive's revenge plot.]].

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* UnwittingPawn: UnwittingPawn:
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[[spoiler:Dmitri plays into Clive's plans without realizing that he's also one of the targets of Clive's revenge plot.]].



* VoodooShark

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%% * VoodooShark



** [[spoiler:Dmitri]] as well.

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%% ** [[spoiler:Dmitri]] as well.
29th Aug '15 8:14:27 AM InfinityAlex
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** Justified in that [[spoiler:Don Paolo didn't explicitly tell him that the car could fly, rather he just pointed to a button he installed and quite literally said "That's your ticket out of trouble."]]
20th Aug '15 10:23:32 PM SunflowerDream
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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Billy Hawks]] pretty much gets away [KarmaHoudini scotch free]]. The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]
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