History VideoGame / RuleOfRose

25th Jan '16 3:56:45 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"A bright red crayon just for you."'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"A [[caption-width-right:350: ''"A bright red crayon just for you."'']] "'']]
26th Nov '15 7:48:59 AM Lightice
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->''A bright red crayon just for you.''
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->''A [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ruleofrose.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:''"A bright red crayon just for you.'' "'']]
14th Nov '15 7:14:45 PM Argon2
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Warning, '''spoilers below'''. This game is best experienced without prior knowledge of its plotline.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: When Jennifer wakes up in "The Funeral"'s opening cutscene, the floor around her is clearly empty save for a blanket. When the cutscene ends, [[spoiler:Brown]] has inexplicably appeared on the blanket. This is a big hint as to his [[DeadAllAlong true nature]].
13th Nov '15 11:15:37 PM Argon2
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* {{Blog}}: While many fandoms have an online place where they discuss the work in question, [[http://ruleofrosemysteries.com/ Rule of Rose Mysteries]] takes it to a completely different level, deconstructing the game, analyzing the characters, and piecing together the story.
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* {{Blog}}: While many fandoms have an online place where they discuss the work in question, [[http://ruleofrosemysteries.com/ [[https://www.youtube.com/user/RuleOfRoseMysteries/featured Rule of Rose Mysteries]] takes it to a completely different level, deconstructing the game, analyzing the characters, and piecing together the story.story. The blog itself is gone, but its YouTube channel remains.
30th Oct '15 5:11:23 PM InsomniacWeasel
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Some fans have taken to interpreting Eleanor's extreme introversion and emotionlessness, combined with her overwhelming obsession with birds and odd rationale thereof (wanting to "sprout wings [like a bird] and fly away") as indicative of an autism spectrum disorder. Some of the other girls' behaviors certainly seem to point at various mental illnesses: Diana may be a narcissist (or possibly a borderliner), Clara has very obvious PTSD and Wendy [[spoiler: is a textbook sociopath.]]
30th Oct '15 4:42:46 PM InsomniacWeasel
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Implied to be the case with Diana. As the most beautiful (and physically developed) of the girls in the orphanage, she appears to have been the one most often [[spoiler: targeted for molestation by Mrs. Hoffman, with the obvious exception of the far older Clara.]] Disturbingly, Diana seems to have coped with this by embracing and exaggerating her literally budding sexuality (a symptom not uncommon in many girls with certain, trauma related mental disorders). Her seductive behavior, combined with her unique appearance (being just mature enough to arouse but clearly not enough for anyone's comfort) makes her the creepiest of the aristocrats for many people.
9th Aug '15 4:33:05 AM Phoenixion
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* TheBaroness: Meg.
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* %%* TheBaroness: Meg.

* TheBaroness: Meg.BlondesAreEvil: Meg, Amanda, and [[spoiler:Wendy]].

* BrokenBird: Clara and Diana.
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* BrokenBird: Clara and Diana. [[RapeAsDrama Thanks, Hoffmann!]]

* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Wendy]].
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* %%* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Wendy]].

* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Wendy]].CoolBigSis: Meg appears to be this for Susan. She's the one who teaches the younger girl how to read.

* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Wendy]].EvilRedhead: Diana's hair colour is auburn.

* FatBastard: Amanda. ** Enemy pig-heads, which are introduced during Amanda's chapter, qualify as well.
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* FatBastard: Amanda. ** FatBitch: Amanda. Enemy pig-heads, which are introduced during Amanda's chapter, qualify as well.

* HealThyself: With biscuits, lollipops, candy, scones, shortbread, minced pie and two flavors of chocolate. ** Jennifer can feed Brown with beef, chicken, and bones as well.
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* HealThyself: With biscuits, lollipops, candy, scones, shortbread, minced pie and two flavors of chocolate. ** chocolate. Jennifer can feed Brown with beef, chicken, and bones as well.

* {{Meganekko}}: Meg ** [[IncrediblyLamePun Coincidence?]]
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* {{Meganekko}}: Meg ** Meg. [[IncrediblyLamePun Coincidence?]]

* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Wendy.]]
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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Wendy.]] ]] Her love for and devotion to [[spoiler:Jennifer]] are whole-hearted and absolute... and it ''enrages'' her that [[spoiler:Jennifer]] won't return her love to the same all-encompassing degree.
3rd Aug '15 9:23:13 AM LahmacunKebab
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''Rule of Rose'' is an [[AdventureGame adventure]]/[[SurvivalHorror survival horror]] game for the PS2 set in an [[OrphanageOfFear orphanage]]/[[GlobalAirship airship]] in [[WorldWarOne post-war]] England ... '''or is it?''' It should be noted before going any further that the entire game is difficult to summarize for all sorts of reasons: the elaborate use of FairytaleMotifs, the [[UnreliableNarrator narration]], the [[TrappedInAnotherWorld setting]] (and [[AllJustADream the setting]]... and [[DeadAllAlong the setting]]), the surrealist horror aesthetic, and the purposely uneven story-telling. All this is used to weave a [[{{Grimmification}} broken fairytale]] about [[HumansAreBastards thoughtless cruelty]], [[LoveHurts wrecked love]], and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids childlike longing for an idealized adult reality]], culminating into an unusually thoughtful and heartbreaking story of [[ComingOfAgeStory self-actualization and growing up]].
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''Rule of Rose'' is an [[AdventureGame adventure]]/[[SurvivalHorror survival horror]] game for the PS2 set in an [[OrphanageOfFear orphanage]]/[[GlobalAirship airship]] in [[WorldWarOne post-war]] England ...England... '''or is it?''' It should be noted before going any further that the entire game is difficult to summarize for all sorts of reasons: the elaborate use of FairytaleMotifs, the [[UnreliableNarrator narration]], the [[TrappedInAnotherWorld setting]] (and [[AllJustADream the setting]]... and [[DeadAllAlong the setting]]), the surrealist horror aesthetic, and the purposely uneven story-telling. All this is used to weave a [[{{Grimmification}} broken fairytale]] about [[HumansAreBastards thoughtless cruelty]], [[LoveHurts wrecked love]], and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids childlike longing for an idealized adult reality]], culminating into an unusually thoughtful and heartbreaking story of [[ComingOfAgeStory self-actualization and growing up]].

* MoodDissonance: The game's fairytale narrative, [[SoundtrackDissonance extremely romantic, impressionistic early 20th-centry soundtrack]], and pronouncedly glamorous setting are used strikingly to highlight the pettiness and cruelty around which the story revolves.
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* MoodDissonance: The game's fairytale narrative, [[SoundtrackDissonance extremely romantic, impressionistic early 20th-centry 20th-century soundtrack]], and pronouncedly glamorous setting are used strikingly to highlight the pettiness and cruelty around which the story revolves.
26th Apr '15 5:02:08 AM jormis29
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: If you unlock the four-leaf clover door, you get to dress Jennifer up in a variety of outfits, such as a [[NinjaMaid French maid]] or an octopus. Brown also gets a costume change for some of them.
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: If you unlock the four-leaf clover FourLeafClover door, you get to dress Jennifer up in a variety of outfits, such as a [[NinjaMaid French maid]] or an octopus. Brown also gets a costume change for some of them.
10th Mar '15 12:06:25 PM QueenofSwords
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That goes more with Alternate Character Interpretation or WMG.
* HarmfulToMinors: It is strongly implied that [[spoiler:Hoffman raped Clara and touched Diana inappropriately.]] However, Jennifer is an unreliable narrator, and many Alternative Character Interpretations and arguments have sprung up because of them. [[spoiler:The main difficulty in interpreting is Jennifer's ability to recognize the signs of abuse; what Jennifer sees during the game does pretty strongly imply something was going on, but is it something that Jennifer suspects in retrospect and 'remembers', or is she remembering it clearly but not seeing it as unusual?]]
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* HarmfulToMinors: It is strongly implied that [[spoiler:Hoffman raped Clara and touched Diana inappropriately.]] However, Jennifer is an unreliable narrator, and many Alternative Character Interpretations and arguments have sprung up because of them. [[spoiler:The main difficulty in interpreting is Jennifer's ability to recognize the signs of abuse; what Jennifer sees during the game does pretty strongly imply something was going on, but is it something that Jennifer suspects in retrospect and 'remembers', or is she remembering it clearly but not seeing it as unusual?]]]]
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