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A unique mechanic game resist theyed in the games is "Sightjacking", the ability to see through your enemies' eyes, and thus know their patrolling and movement patterns.

In ''Siren'' (2003) (aka Forbidden Siren in Europe), a group of people are trapped in the mysterious mountain village of Hanuda, and swept up in a plot to resurrect/resummon a EldritchAbomination into this universe.

The 2006 sequel, ''Siren 2'' takes place in an isolated island and features an entirely different cast, who must stop a pair of evil beings, [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away long ago]], from returning to this earth. One important change in the sequel is that conventional weapons are far more widespread, and one can even take them off of fallen enemies.

A remake that's a likely ShoutOut to Western adaptations of classic J-Horror films like ''[[Literature/TheRing Ringu/The Ring]]'' and ''Film/JuOn[=/=]Film/TheGrudge'' was released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in 2008. ''Siren: Blood Curse'' adds Americans to a roster that are {{composite|Character}} {{Exp|y}}ies of the original cast members in a re-imagining of the first ''Siren''.

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A unique game mechanic game resist theyed in the games is "Sightjacking", the ability to see through your enemies' eyes, and thus know their patrolling and movement patterns.

In ''Siren'' (2003) (aka Forbidden Siren ''Forbidden Siren'' in Europe), a group of people are trapped in the mysterious mountain village of Hanuda, and swept up in a plot to resurrect/resummon a EldritchAbomination into this universe.

The 2006 sequel, ''Siren 2'' (Forbidden Siren 2 in Europe) takes place in an isolated island and features an entirely different cast, who must stop a pair of evil beings, [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away long ago]], from returning to this earth. One important change in the sequel is that conventional weapons are far more widespread, and one can even take them off of fallen enemies.

enemies. Sadly, [[NoExportForYou it was never released in North America]].

A remake that's a likely ShoutOut to Western adaptations of classic J-Horror films like ''[[Literature/TheRing Ringu/The Ring]]'' and ''Film/JuOn[=/=]Film/TheGrudge'' was released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in 2008. ''Siren: Blood Curse'' (''Siren: New Translation'' in Japan) adds Americans to a roster that are {{composite|Character}} {{Exp|y}}ies of the original cast members in a re-imagining of the first ''Siren''.



* AlternateUniverse: The second game's Archives show that both games take place in one where the Showa Period is still ongoing, meaning that Emperor Hirohito (who in our timeline died in 1989) was still alive as of 2005.

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* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
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The second game's Archives show that both games take place in one where the Showa Period is still ongoing, meaning that Emperor Hirohito (who in our timeline died in 1989) was still alive as of 2005.



* AnachronicOrder

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* AnachronicOrderAnachronicOrder: The games are comprised of several missions experienced by multiple protagonists. Some missions have optional sub-objectives you can complete to unlock new missions, although these can be a bit [[GuideDangIt obtuse]].



* AutobotsRockOut: In the first ending for ''Siren'', and in a bonus level in the second, [[spoiler:Kyoya Suda rocks out to a heavy metal song called "The Buster" while running about exterminating shibito with all the weapons he's got.]]

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* AutobotsRockOut: In the first ending for ''Siren'', and in a bonus level in the second, [[spoiler:Kyoya Suda rocks out to a heavy metal song called "The Buster" while running about exterminating shibito Shibito with all the weapons he's got.]]



* BadAss: [[spoiler:Kyoya]], by the end of the first game. In the second, there's Takeaki Misawa and [[spoiler:Yorito Nagai, post-FreakOut]]. By the end of Blood Curse, [[spoiler:Howard]].



* [[spoiler:BlackDudeDiesFirst: Sol in ''Blood Curse. Twice'', actually, thanks to the time rewind.]]
* BlackSpeech: With some exceptions, the Shibito in the original game constantly mutter and sing to themselves in words that can't quite be made out. Averted in the second and third games, where the yamibito/shibito speak English or Japanese, depending on your settings.
* BlessedWithSuck: Pretty much everyone with psychic abilities suffers from Class 3 of this. In the first game, Miyako Kajiro's powers apparently qualify her [[spoiler:to be sacrificed as the Bride of Datatsushi or Kaiko, depending on the game.]] Risa Onda has a telepathic link to her twin sister [[spoiler:who has been transformed into a Shibito. When they end up fully connecting mentally, Risa turns into one as well.]] In the second, Akiko uses her powers to channel the memories of Kanae, a deceased avatar of the BigBad, [[spoiler:which ultimately results in Kanae pulling a GrandTheftMe, stealing and transforming her body.]] Takeaki Misawa's ability to sense the supernatural [[spoiler:[[SanitySlippage is driving him insane]]]], Ikuko's powers caused her to be ostracized by her peers, and [[spoiler:it's heavily implied that the BigBad itself steals her body in the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:BlackDudeDiesFirst: Sol BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Sol in ''Blood Curse. Twice'', actually, thanks to the time rewind.]]
* BlackSpeech: With some exceptions, the Shibito in the original game constantly mutter and sing to themselves in words that can't quite be made out. Averted in the second and third games, where the yamibito/shibito Yamibito/Shibito speak English or Japanese, depending on your settings.
* BlessedWithSuck: BlessedWithSuck:
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Pretty much everyone with psychic abilities suffers from Class 3 of this. In the first game, Miyako Kajiro's powers apparently qualify her [[spoiler:to be sacrificed as the Bride of Datatsushi or Kaiko, depending on the game.]] Risa Onda has a telepathic link to her twin sister [[spoiler:who has been transformed into a Shibito. When they end up fully connecting mentally, Risa turns into one as well.]] In the second, Akiko uses her powers to channel the memories of Kanae, a deceased avatar of the BigBad, [[spoiler:which ultimately results in Kanae pulling a GrandTheftMe, stealing and transforming her body.]] Takeaki Misawa's ability to sense the supernatural [[spoiler:[[SanitySlippage is driving him insane]]]], Ikuko's powers caused her to be ostracized by her peers, and [[spoiler:it's heavily implied that the BigBad itself steals her body in the end.]]



* BlindSeer: In the first game, the blind Miyako Kajiro is able to use her psychic abilities to see through peoples' eyes, and can apparently see peoples' auras. In the second, Shu Mikami, stricken with blindness due to childhood trauma (no need for spoilers, as it's the first scenario), finds himself able to Sightjack his seeing-eye dog (and others) when he gets to Yamajima island.

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* BlindSeer: BlindSeer:
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In the first game, the blind Miyako Kajiro is able to use her psychic abilities to see through peoples' eyes, and can apparently see peoples' auras. In the second, Shu Mikami, stricken with blindness due to childhood trauma (no need for spoilers, as it's the first scenario), finds himself able to Sightjack his seeing-eye dog (and others) when he gets to Yamajima island.



* BodyHorror: The evolved forms of Dog, Spider, and Winged Shibito in the first game, and the evolved forms of the Yamibito in the second. The spider and fly shibito in the third.

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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The evolved forms of Dog, Spider, and Winged Shibito in the first game, and the evolved forms of the Yamibito in the second. The spider and fly shibito in the third.



* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of the second game, Private Yorito Nagai is swept into what seems to be an alternate dimension populated entirely by Yamibito. The sight drives him insane, and he starts shooting wildly as we fade to credits.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: BolivianArmyEnding:
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[[spoiler:At the end of the second game, Private Yorito Nagai is swept into what seems to be an alternate dimension populated entirely by Yamibito. The sight drives him insane, and he starts shooting wildly as we fade to credits.]]



* ContinuityNod: In Siren 2, Takeaki Misawa was the soldier who was part of the military rescue force that responded to the Hanuda disaster after the events of Siren [[spoiler:and was the one to rescue Harumi Yomoda]].

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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In Siren 2, Takeaki Misawa was the soldier who was part of the military rescue force that responded to the Hanuda disaster after the events of Siren [[spoiler:and was the one to rescue Harumi Yomoda]].



* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:Due to her feeding upon Datatsushi, Hisako Yao, anyone descended from her (i.e. the Kajiros), or anyone with the Kajiros' blood in their veins (eventually Kyoya Suda and Yoriko Anno) are "cursed" to never become Shibito. They also apparently age extremely slowly, (in Yao's case, not at all), and if the fate of the previous Miyako Kajiro (under the clinic) is any indication, take more than twenty-seven years to starve to death. From the perspective of the townspeople, this means they get to live long, miserable lives with no chance whatsoever of being united with their God. From just about anyone else's perspective...]]

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* CursedWithAwesome: CursedWithAwesome:
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[[spoiler:Due to her feeding upon Datatsushi, Hisako Yao, anyone descended from her (i.e. the Kajiros), or anyone with the Kajiros' blood in their veins (eventually Kyoya Suda and Yoriko Anno) are "cursed" to never become Shibito. They also apparently age extremely slowly, (in Yao's case, not at all), and if the fate of the previous Miyako Kajiro (under the clinic) is any indication, take more than twenty-seven years to starve to death. From the perspective of the townspeople, this means they get to live long, miserable lives with no chance whatsoever of being united with their God. From just about anyone else's perspective...]]



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the first game, [[spoiler:Kyoya Suda either incinerates the Datatsushi with the Sword Uryen, or in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, ''decapitates'' the EldritchAbomination with the Homuranagi and sets off the collapse of everything around him in the DarkWorld.]] In Blood Curse, [[spoiler:Howard does both.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
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In the first game, [[spoiler:Kyoya Suda either incinerates the Datatsushi with the Sword Uryen, or in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, ''decapitates'' the EldritchAbomination with the Homuranagi and sets off the collapse of everything around him in the DarkWorld.]] In Blood Curse, [[spoiler:Howard does both.]]



* DysfunctionalFamily: The Maedas. [[spoiler:Although in the end they're harmoniously reunited. As Shibito.]]

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* DysfunctionalFamily: DysfunctionalFamily:
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The Maedas. [[spoiler:Although in the end they're harmoniously reunited. As Shibito.]]



* FalseCameraEffects (static and film grain all the way)

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* FalseCameraEffects (static FalseCameraEffects: There's plenty of static and film grain all the way)way through.



* FlashBack (much of the backstory of the characters and main villain)

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* FlashBack (much FlashBack: Much of the backstory of the characters and main villain)villain.



* GroundhogDayLoop: Implied to be happening in the original game; see MindScrew.

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* GroundhogDayLoop: GroundhogDayLoop:
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Implied to be happening in the original game; see MindScrew.



* GuideDangIt: In Siren 1, players are often required to pick up items or fulfill sub-objectives (which the game ''doesn't'' tell you) in earlier stages for use in later ones. Sometimes, the game ''will'' give you a hint, but these are vague at best.

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* GuideDangIt: GuideDangIt:
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In Siren 1, players are often required to pick up items or fulfill sub-objectives (which the game ''doesn't'' tell you) in earlier stages for use in later ones. Sometimes, the game ''will'' give you a hint, but these are vague at best.



* HauntedCastle
** The entire village of Hanuda as a whole in the first game, but especially relevant to the abandoned house at Tabori where a few characters have their own missions taking place there.
* HeroicSacrifice
** [[spoiler:In the first game, Reiko Takato takes herself out blowing up a truck's fuel tank to save Harumi from a Shibito, then ''saves her a second time'' '''even as a Shibito''' from Eiji Nagoshi. Also, after pretty much doing a Riverdance on the MoralEventHorizon several times Shiro Miyata frees the Onda sisters and a whole bunch of other people trapped in Shibito state by powering the Shield Uryen with his own lifeforce.]]

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* HauntedCastle
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HauntedCastle: The entire village of Hanuda as a whole in the first game, but especially relevant to the abandoned house at Tabori where a few characters have their own missions taking place there.
* HeroicSacrifice
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HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In the first game, Reiko Takato takes herself out blowing up a truck's fuel tank to save Harumi from a Shibito, then ''saves her a second time'' '''even as a Shibito''' from Eiji Nagoshi. Also, after pretty much doing a Riverdance on the MoralEventHorizon several times Shiro Miyata frees the Onda sisters and a whole bunch of other people trapped in Shibito state by powering the Shield Uryen with his own lifeforce.]]



* HiveMind: Kinda. In the first game, the Shibito are mentally linked on some level, and [[spoiler:since all the main characters (save Miyako Kajiro and Harumi Yomoda) are slowly transforming into Shibito, they're linked, too. That's how Sightjacking works.]]

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* HiveMind: HiveMind:
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Kinda. In the first game, the Shibito are mentally linked on some level, and [[spoiler:since all the main characters (save Miyako Kajiro and Harumi Yomoda) are slowly transforming into Shibito, they're linked, too. That's how Sightjacking works.]]



* InfantImmortality: Both averted and played straight: [[spoiler:Miyako and Tomoko (both 14) die -- the former ends up as a sacrifice in a ritual (although she lives on in spirit) and the latter becomes a Shibito]]). It is also possible to watch them die in-game after taking too much damage. However, ten-year-old Harumi is never shown dying when a Shibito discovers her, [[spoiler:and she is the only character from the first game to actually escape Hanuda]].

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* InfantImmortality: InfantImmortality:
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Both averted and played straight: [[spoiler:Miyako and Tomoko (both 14) die -- the former ends up as a sacrifice in a ritual (although she lives on in spirit) and the latter becomes a Shibito]]). It is also possible to watch them die in-game after taking too much damage. However, ten-year-old Harumi is never shown dying when a Shibito discovers her, [[spoiler:and she is the only character from the first game to actually escape Hanuda]].



* InvincibleMinorMinion: Every enemy in the game is unkillable, more or less. No matter how much damage you do to the Shibito, they revive within minutes (and in some cases seconds) due to the healing effect of the red water which is everywhere. Incidentally, [[spoiler:this is also why there's no visible health meter; your character is also healing from the red water. The danger is that if you absorb too much of it, you turn into a Shibito as well.]]
** In the second game, the corpses of the shibito and yamibito are simply possessed by new shiryo or yamirei within moments, which apparently heals the body. [[spoiler:Explained by the island's belief that if corpses aren't staked with Mekkojou branches, they will be unable to go to Heaven and their bodies will be possessed by evil spirits.]]

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* InvincibleMinorMinion: InvincibleMinorMinion:
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Every enemy in the game is unkillable, more or less. No matter how much damage you do to the Shibito, they revive within minutes (and in some cases seconds) due to the healing effect of the red water which is everywhere. Incidentally, [[spoiler:this is also why there's no visible health meter; your character is also healing from the red water. The danger is that if you absorb too much of it, you turn into a Shibito as well.]]
** In the second game, the corpses of the shibito Shibito and yamibito Yamibito are simply possessed by new shiryo Shiryo or yamirei Yamirei within moments, which apparently heals the body. [[spoiler:Explained by the island's belief that if corpses aren't staked with Mekkojou branches, they will be unable to go to Heaven and their bodies will be possessed by evil spirits.]]



* MamaBear: Reiko Takato, toward Harumi. [[spoiler:Even being Shibito-fied didn't stop her.]]

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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Reiko Takato, toward Harumi. [[spoiler:Even being Shibito-fied didn't stop her.]]



* MindScrew
* MoodSwinger: The shibito randomly exhibit various different emotions at any given time. They may be crying one moment and giggling the next.
* MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The avatar Kanae's feelings for Shu eventually lead her to turn against Mother.]]

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* MindScrew
MindScrew: As to be expected from the mind behind the first four Franchise/SilentHill games, only amplified by the games' AnachronicOrder.
* MoodSwinger: The shibito Shibito randomly exhibit various different emotions at any given time. They may be crying one moment and giggling the next.
* MookFaceTurn: MookFaceTurn:
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[[spoiler:The avatar Kanae's feelings for Shu eventually lead her to turn against Mother.]]



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Shiro Miyata is quite possibly a sociopath. [[spoiler:But he does do the right thing in the end.]]
** [[spoiler:He crosses the MoralEventHorizon several times, including when his twin brother Kei Makino happens upon him conducting an experiment on the Shibito-fied Onda Sisters that wouldn't be out of place in Herbert West's science book. Extra {{Squick}} when he stomps on the Shibitofied fetus that Mina had been carrying before her murder. He later murders his brother for no real reason and takes not only his clothes but his ''role in the rest of the game'' (Later levels playable as Kei Makino clearly feature Shiro wearing his dead brother's robes).]]

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Shiro Miyata is quite possibly a sociopath. [[spoiler:But he does do the right thing in the end.]]
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[[spoiler:He crosses the MoralEventHorizon several times, including when his twin brother Kei Makino happens upon him conducting an experiment on the Shibito-fied Shibitofied Onda Sisters that wouldn't be out of place in Herbert West's science book. Extra {{Squick}} when he stomps on the Shibitofied fetus that Mina had been carrying before her murder. He later murders his brother for no real reason and takes not only his clothes but his ''role in the rest of the game'' (Later levels playable as Kei Makino clearly feature Shiro wearing his dead brother's robes).]]



* NighInvulnerable: Present in both games. In the first, the Shibito take a lot more damage than a normal person would, and when they finally get knocked out, curl up and stay down for anywhere from a couple of minutes for the non-evolved Shibito to about fifteen seconds for the evolved ones. [[spoiler:At one point Shiro Miyata does vivisections on the Shibito-fied Onda sisters...[[{{Squick}} while they're still squirming and screaming. In spite of having their organs taken out and analyzed, they're good as new within no time.]] The only thing that can permanently destroy a Shibito is being set aflame by the Uryen.]] In the second, it seems endemic to Yamajima Island that people who die there come back to life as nigh-invulnerable Shibito or Yamibito if they aren't stabbed with a Mekkoju branch upon death.

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* NighInvulnerable: NighInvulnerable:
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Present in both games. In the first, the Shibito take a lot more damage than a normal person would, and when they finally get knocked out, curl up and stay down for anywhere from a couple of minutes for the non-evolved Shibito to about fifteen seconds for the evolved ones. [[spoiler:At one point Shiro Miyata does vivisections on the Shibito-fied Shibitofied Onda sisters...[[{{Squick}} while they're still squirming and screaming. In spite of having their organs taken out and analyzed, they're good as new within no time.]] The only thing that can permanently destroy a Shibito is being set aflame by the Uryen.]] In the second, it seems endemic to Yamajima Island that people who die there come back to life as nigh-invulnerable Shibito or Yamibito if they aren't stabbed with a Mekkoju branch upon death.



* OminousFog: Even the daylight moments in Hanuda are depressingly cloudy and misty.

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* OminousFog: OminousFog:
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Even the daylight moments in Hanuda are depressingly cloudy and misty.



* OneHitPointWonder: Harumi. She's a ten-year-old girl who also can't run or use weapons, so for the levels you play as her, you must be ninja-level stealthy.
** There's also a plot reason: [[spoiler:any graze means she's compromised by red water.]]

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* OneHitPointWonder: OneHitPointWonder:
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Harumi. She's a ten-year-old girl who also can't run or use weapons, so for the levels you play as her, you must be ninja-level stealthy.
** *** There's also a plot reason: [[spoiler:any graze means she's compromised by red water.]]



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Shibito in the first game. They apparently retain a good degree of the intellect they had before they mutated, but are given to strange, neurotic behaviors, such as repeating mindless tasks or endlessly patrolling. Over time, they mutate into more powerful and horrifying forms. And all of them are ''thrilled'' that this has happened to them [[spoiler:because being a Shibito means being one with their god. They want you to be happy, too. Even if it means opening you up and letting the red water in.]]

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: OurZombiesAreDifferent:
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The Shibito in the first game. They apparently retain a good degree of the intellect they had before they mutated, but are given to strange, neurotic behaviors, such as repeating mindless tasks or endlessly patrolling. Over time, they mutate into more powerful and horrifying forms. And all of them are ''thrilled'' that this has happened to them [[spoiler:because being a Shibito means being one with their god. They want you to be happy, too. Even if it means opening you up and letting the red water in.]]



* RevivingEnemy: The shibito.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: pEach surviving main character in the second game.]]

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* RevivingEnemy: The shibito.
Shibito.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: pEach Each surviving main character in the second game.]]



* SinsOfOurFathers: The events of the first ''Siren'' are rooted well in the ancient past. [[spoiler:On the brink of death by starvation, the inhabitants of Hanuda resort to ''[[{{Squick}} making a meal out of a still living Datatsushi]]''. Needless to say, the big fella didn't care much for the gnoshing, and his outraged and pained shriek mutates into the familiar siren wail while pronouncing a FateWorseThanDeath on the entire village in a Lovecraftian twist on [[AsTheGoodBookSays The Last Supper.]]]]

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* SinsOfOurFathers: The events of the first ''Siren'' are rooted well in the ancient past. [[spoiler:On the brink of death by starvation, the inhabitants of Hanuda resort to ''[[{{Squick}} making a meal out of a still living Datatsushi]]''. Needless to say, the big fella didn't care much for the gnoshing, this, and his outraged and pained shriek mutates into the familiar siren wail while pronouncing a FateWorseThanDeath on the entire village in a Lovecraftian twist on [[AsTheGoodBookSays The Last Supper.]]]]



* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler:Miyako Kajiro to Kyoya Suda at the end of the first game.]]

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* SpiritAdvisor: SpiritAdvisor:
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[[spoiler:Miyako Kajiro to Kyoya Suda at the end of the first game.]]



* StealthBasedGame: Most of the first game's missions involves the main cast trying to avoid detection by various Shibito to reach a certain location. This is usually compounded by the characters having neither effective weapons (at least in the beginning) nor BottomlessMagazines in the case of characters who pack or happen across firearms. Not to mention short of drastic measures [[spoiler:(i.e. permanent death by Uryen or Homuranagi)]] the Shibito ''will'' [[NighInvulnerable revive]] eventually. Aggravated especially in the thankfully few instances of an EscortMission.

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* StealthBasedGame: StealthBasedGame:
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Most of the first game's missions involves the main cast trying to avoid detection by various Shibito to reach a certain location. This is usually compounded by the characters having neither effective weapons (at least in the beginning) nor BottomlessMagazines in the case of characters who pack or happen across firearms. Not to mention short of drastic measures [[spoiler:(i.e. permanent death by Uryen or Homuranagi)]] the Shibito ''will'' [[NighInvulnerable revive]] eventually. Aggravated especially in the thankfully few instances of an EscortMission.



* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Homuranagi ''sort of'' qualifies. [[spoiler:Kyoya automatically obtains it after taking down the Shibito-fied Jun Kajiro in the Netherworld with the Uryen, but using it to go Franchise/{{Highlander}} [[OffWithHisHead on Datatsushi]] is necessary to achieve the True (or rather, Full) Ending.]]

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* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Homuranagi ''sort of'' qualifies. [[spoiler:Kyoya automatically obtains it after taking down the Shibito-fied Shibitofied Jun Kajiro in the Netherworld with the Uryen, but using it to go Franchise/{{Highlander}} [[OffWithHisHead on Datatsushi]] is necessary to achieve the True (or rather, Full) Ending.]]



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: What Shiro ends up doing to [[spoiler:the Ondas]]. Turns out that not much will kill them, no matter how much he cuts.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: TheyWouldCutYouUp:
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What Shiro ends up doing to [[spoiler:the Ondas]]. Turns out that not much will kill them, no matter how much he cuts.



* TimeTravel: Both games take place in an alternate dimension where the past and present versions of the setting are mashed together. [[spoiler:In the second game it's subtly hinted that the main characters are from an AlternateUniverse, and that with the defeat of Mother and Otoshigo, and the collapse of the combined timeline, they're scattered across the dimensions. Then there's the third game, in which not only there's a time travel, there's a time travel loop that has the main characters stuck in a spiritual side-way 8 eternally.]]

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* TimeTravel: TimeTravel:
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Both games take place in an alternate dimension where the past and present versions of the setting are mashed together. [[spoiler:In the second game it's subtly hinted that the main characters are from an AlternateUniverse, and that with the defeat of Mother and Otoshigo, and the collapse of the combined timeline, they're scattered across the dimensions. Then there's the third game, in which not only there's a time travel, there's a time travel loop that has the main characters stuck in a spiritual side-way 8 eternally.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Kyoya]] and [[spoiler:Yoriko]] in the first game.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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[[spoiler:Kyoya]] and [[spoiler:Yoriko]] in the first game.



* UltimateEvil: The titular siren, in the original game... maybe. Going strictly by the game, you don't actually see it and skip over it in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil; WordOfGod says that what you skip to actually ''is'' the siren, after all.

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* UltimateEvil: UltimateEvil:
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The titular siren, in the original game... maybe. Going strictly by the game, you don't actually see it and skip over it in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil; WordOfGod says that what you skip to actually ''is'' the siren, after all.



* UnreliableNarrator: Characters who come closer to becoming a Shibito (and so death in general) start seeing things. A complete Shibito sees the cursed setting as a paradise filled with angels.

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* UnreliableNarrator: UnreliableNarrator:
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Characters who come closer to becoming a Shibito (and so death in general) start seeing things. A complete Shibito sees the cursed setting as a paradise filled with angels.



* WouldntHurtAChild

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* WouldntHurtAChildWouldntHurtAChild:



* TheVirus: [[spoiler:Spread by the red water in the first game. If it gets into your bloodstream, you become a Shibito, and the more of it that gets in, the faster you turn. So, as long as you don't drink it, breathe the vapors, soak in it, or let it into your wounds, you'll be fine...Uh-oh. Looks like rain...]]

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* TheVirus: TheVirus:
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[[spoiler:Spread by the red water in the first game. If it gets into your bloodstream, you become a Shibito, and the more of it that gets in, the faster you turn. So, as long as you don't drink it, breathe the vapors, soak in it, or let it into your wounds, you'll be fine... Uh-oh. Looks like rain...]]
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A remake that's a likely ShoutOut to Western adaptations of classic J-Horror films like ''[[Literature/TheRing Ringu/The Ring]]'' and ''Film/JuOn[=/=]Film/TheGrudge'' was released on the PlayStation3 in 2008. ''Siren: Blood Curse'' adds Americans to a roster that are {{composite|Character}} {{Exp|y}}ies of the original cast members in a re-imagining of the first ''Siren''.

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A remake that's a likely ShoutOut to Western adaptations of classic J-Horror films like ''[[Literature/TheRing Ringu/The Ring]]'' and ''Film/JuOn[=/=]Film/TheGrudge'' was released on the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in 2008. ''Siren: Blood Curse'' adds Americans to a roster that are {{composite|Character}} {{Exp|y}}ies of the original cast members in a re-imagining of the first ''Siren''.



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27th Nov '15 8:10:37 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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A unique mechanic employed in the games is "Sightjacking", the ability to see through your enemies' eyes, and thus know their patrolling and movement patterns.

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A unique mechanic employed game resist theyed in the games is "Sightjacking", the ability to see through your enemies' eyes, and thus know their patrolling and movement patterns.
12th May '15 8:03:23 AM craigj
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** The first game shares much of its setup with Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth.
28th Jan '15 7:04:58 PM Civanfan
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* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Siren Maniacs'' books. Currently being translated [[http://fftranslations.atspace.co.uk/special/siren.html here.]]
27th Jan '15 1:52:55 AM Moontear
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* Teacher/StudentRomance: Female student Yoriko Anno very much has the hots for Professor Takeuchi. He doesn't have similar feelings for her, though.

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* Teacher/StudentRomance: TeacherStudentRomance: Female student Yoriko Anno very much has the hots for Professor Takeuchi. He doesn't have similar feelings for her, though.
27th Jan '15 1:51:14 AM Moontear
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* LikesOlderWomen: Twenty-three year old Yoriko Anno clearly has a [[AllLoveIsUnrequited thing]] for thirty-four year old Professor Takeuchi.


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* Teacher/StudentRomance: Female student Yoriko Anno very much has the hots for Professor Takeuchi. He doesn't have similar feelings for her, though.
20th Jan '15 4:49:26 AM Civanfan
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''Blood Curse'' Archive 1 [[spoiler:is a much-copied version of Bella's notebook (Archive 11). Note the letters on the cover, the occasional spiders in the upper corner and at one point a face that corresponds to the goth girl on the lower corner. They even kept the piurple borders, and an approximation of the wire on the spine.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''Blood Curse'' Archive 1 [[spoiler:is a much-copied version of Bella's notebook (Archive 11). Note the letters on the cover, the occasional spiders in the upper corner and at one point a face that corresponds to the goth girl on the lower corner. They even kept the piurple purple borders, and an approximation of the wire on the spine.]]



* HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler:Mother's method of interacting with the surface world involves creating human-like avatars whose job is to look for a suitable UnwittingPawn that will let her out of her prison. Apparently, it's not that uncommon for them to grow fond of humanity and abandon their missions.]]

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* HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler:Mother's method of interacting with the surface world involves creating human-like avatars ("Doves") whose job is to look for a suitable UnwittingPawn that will let her out of her prison. Apparently, it's not that uncommon for them to grow fond of humanity and abandon their missions.]]
20th Jan '15 4:43:13 AM Civanfan
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''Blood Curse'' Archive 1 [[spoiler:is a much-copied version of Bella's notebook (Archive 11). Note the letters on the cover, the occasional spiders in the upper corner and at one point a face that corresponds to the goth girl on the lower corner. They even kept the piurple borders, and an approximation of the wire on the spine.]]
19th Jan '15 1:24:45 AM Civanfan
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* OnlySaneMan: The Shimura family is possessed of extremely sharp perceptive abilities and intuition that make them immune to whatever means [[spoiler:Hisako]] is using to keep the other villagers complacent and oblivious. Akira ignores it all, being strongly traditional. His cousin Takafumi makes a stink about it [[spoiler:and gets committed]], and Akira's son [[spoiler:tries to run away with the Previous Miyako and causes her ritual to fail, getting him killed and causing the landslide twenty-seven years ago.]]


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* OnlySaneMan: The Shimura family is possessed of extremely sharp perceptive abilities and intuition that make them immune to whatever means [[spoiler:Hisako]] is using to keep the other villagers complacent and oblivious. Akira ignores it all, being strongly traditional. His cousin Takafumi makes a stink about it [[spoiler:and gets committed]], and Akira's son [[spoiler:tries to run away with the Previous Miyako and causes her ritual to fail, getting him killed and causing the landslide twenty-seven years ago.]]
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