History VideoGame / TheWitchsHouse

16th Sep '17 8:59:48 PM EhWhatCanYouDo
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*FairytaleMotifs: At one point you are granted [[HansChristianAndersen red shoes which, if worn, will kill you]]. You have to wash them off so that they're [[GlassSlipper clear]] before you can properly use them.
5th Sep '17 5:52:05 PM AltlaManiac
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* CaptainObvious: At one point, the cat says, "By the way, this is a witch's house. You know that, right?"

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* CaptainObvious: At one point, the cat says, "By the way, this is a witch's house. You know that, right?"right? Right?!"



* CatsAreSnarkers: At the half-way point in the game: "By the way, you know that this is a witch's house, right? Right." [[spoiler: The line is even more snarky given that the girl we are playing as ''is'' the witch, in Viola's body]].

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* CatsAreSnarkers: At the half-way point in the game: "By the way, you know that this is a witch's house, house. You know that, right? Right." Right?!" [[spoiler: The line is even more snarky given that the girl we are playing as ''is'' the witch, in Viola's body]].
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* DeadlyBook: The Book of Death causes Viola to [[spoiler: gouge out her own eyes when she reads it, killing her]].
18th Aug '17 7:29:47 PM Zuxtron
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There are some very creative deaths in there for doing [[ShmuckBait particularly stupid things]]. There are also a couple of deaths that are extremely easy to miss because they're so out of the way. For example, if you come back into the room where you picked up the frog after killing him (there's absolutely no reason you ever would), a giant black hand comes out of the pool to crush you. You can also be sandwiched between two giant skulls in the tunnel that leads to the Skull puzzle if you return there (again, there's no reason to ever do so).

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: There are some very creative deaths in there for doing [[ShmuckBait particularly stupid things]]. There are also a couple of deaths that are extremely easy to miss because they're so out of the way. For example, if you come back into the room where you picked up the frog after killing him (there's absolutely no reason you ever would), a giant black hand comes out of the pool to crush you. You can also be sandwiched between two giant skulls in the tunnel that leads to the Skull puzzle if you return there (again, there's no reason to ever do so).
12th Jul '17 10:30:13 PM AltlaManiac
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* ADayInTheLimelight: [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back "The Diary of Ellen"]] is a novel written from the point of view of Viola's friend.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back "The Diary of Ellen"]] is a novel written from the point of view of Viola's friend.friend, Ellen.



* FreakyFridayFlip: See GrandTheftMe.



** Normal Ending: [[spoiler: Viola escapes the house, but the Witch follows her. Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her giving the house a long look before leaving]].
** True Ending: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. [[spoiler: If you pick up Ellen's knife before escaping, Viola will stab the's witch eye with it & taunts her when she can no longer continue to chase her, followed by the reveal that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed to do it before Viola's father appears, who's mistaking Viola to be Ellen in her crippled body and proceed to kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body give a brief look before leaving, with her pausing for a second to giggles. After that, the black cat appears for a moment before it disappears along with "Ellen" 's body]].
** Pseudo Third Ending: This is an additional event before the either two ending above. The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, [[spoiler: and reveal its true identity as a demon. There's also some change in the witch's room such as The items descriptions change slightly, the diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap, the Legless Girl (Viola) struggling to say "Give it back" before chasing Viola (Ellen), and if you look closely to "Viola"'s portrait on the menu, she has a small smirk on her face]].
** '____' Ending: [[spoiler: Ellen waits outside the house for sixty minutes until Viola dies and the roses that blocking the path disappears]].

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** Normal Ending: [[spoiler: Viola escapes the house, but the Witch follows her. Although luckily, Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her giving the house a long look before leaving]].
** True Ending: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. [[spoiler: If you able to pick up Ellen's knife in the cabinet before escaping, escaping the house, Viola will use it to stab the's witch eye with it & taunts her when she can no longer continue to chase her, followed by the reveal that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed to do it before Viola's father appears, who's mistaking Viola to be Ellen in her crippled body and proceed to kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body give a brief look before leaving, with her pausing for a second to giggles. After that, the black cat appears for a moment before it disappears along with "Ellen" 's body]].
** Pseudo Third Ending: This is an additional event before the either two ending above. above and acquired by not interacting to the cat at all throughout the game until you reach the witch's room, which means you have to beat it without saving your progress and dying once. [[spoiler:(Except when you talk to the cat in a certain hallways, see LoopholeAbuse)]]. Instead of lying on the floor, The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, [[spoiler: and reveal its true identity as a demon. There's also some change in the witch's room such as The items descriptions change slightly, the diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap, the Legless Girl (Viola) struggling to say "Give it back" before chasing Viola (Ellen), and if you look closely to "Viola"'s Viola's portrait on the menu, she has a small smirk on her face]].
** '____' Ending: [[spoiler: Ellen waits outside the house for sixty 60 minutes until Viola dies and the roses that blocking the path disappears]].
9th Jul '17 11:25:32 AM majike
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** The last of the witch's diaries, where she describes stealing her friend's body - "Isn't that right, '''Viola'''?"

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** The last of the witch's diaries, where she describes [[spoiler: stealing her friend's body - "Isn't that right, '''Viola'''?"'''Viola'''?"]]
5th Jul '17 5:30:50 PM N.Harmonik
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* DrivenToSuicide

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* DrivenToSuicideDrivenToSuicide:



* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: The Cat Demon and The House are this to [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]]]].

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* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Cat Demon and The House are this to [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]]]].



** When the invisible chef accepts your offer of lending them a hand, [[spoiler: he/she takes it literally and chops them off]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: kills you upon opening]].

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** When the invisible chef accepts your offer of lending them a hand, [[spoiler: he/she [[spoiler:he/she takes it literally and chops them off]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills you upon opening]].



** [[spoiler: The witch's eyes have been gouged out]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: causes you to scratch out your own eyeballs]].
** If you retrieve Ellen's knife and unlock the true ending, [[spoiler: Ellen stabs a relentless Viola in her right eye socket]].
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Viola, feeling sorry for how Ellen was so ill that she couldn't even get out of her bed, allowed her to [[spoiler: switch bodies with her [[BlatantLies "for a day". In return, "Viola" left "Ellen" in a body that she herself mutilated (cutting off her own legs and gouging out her own eyes), and forced burning "medicine" down her throat to render her mute.]]]] And that's ''before'' the start of the game.

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The witch's eyes have been gouged out]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: causes [[spoiler:causes you to scratch out your own eyeballs]].
** If you retrieve Ellen's knife and unlock the true ending, [[spoiler: Ellen [[spoiler:Ellen stabs a relentless Viola in her right eye socket]].
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Viola, feeling sorry for how Ellen was so ill that she couldn't even get out of her bed, allowed her to [[spoiler: switch [[spoiler:switch bodies with her [[BlatantLies "for a day". In return, "Viola" left "Ellen" in a body that she herself mutilated (cutting off her own legs and gouging out her own eyes), and forced burning "medicine" down her throat to render her mute.]]]] And that's ''before'' the start of the game.



** The fact that most of the actions you take in the game fall under CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption foreshadows that [[spoiler: your player character is cruel]].

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** The fact that most of the actions you take in the game fall under CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption foreshadows that [[spoiler: your [[spoiler:your player character is cruel]].



* FreudianExcuse: The witch's diaries reveal that she was an IllGirl who had no friends and was [[ParentalNeglect neglected by her parents]], [[spoiler: which is why she killed them and turned to magic]].

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* FreudianExcuse: The witch's diaries reveal that she was an IllGirl who had no friends and was [[ParentalNeglect neglected by her parents]], [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which is why she killed them and turned to magic]].



* GrandTheftMe: The true ending reveals that, before the start of the game, [[spoiler: Ellen and Viola had swapped bodies]]. The third pseudo-ending implies that [[spoiler: Ellen had planned on stealing someone's body from the beginning, as that was the spell she received from the demon's contract]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The Cat Demon. He made Ellen who she is in the game]].

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* GrandTheftMe: The true ending reveals that, before the start of the game, [[spoiler: Ellen [[spoiler:Ellen and Viola had swapped bodies]]. The third pseudo-ending implies that [[spoiler: Ellen [[spoiler:Ellen had planned on stealing someone's body from the beginning, as that was the spell she received from the demon's contract]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Cat Demon. He made Ellen who she is in the game]].



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: "Viola" is the witch]].

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: "Viola" [[spoiler:"Viola" is the witch]].



* TrueColors: In the room where you need to find your way around using a small light, after getting the jade pipe, you start to hear noises of the statues "chasing" after you. At one point when you drop the Light bottle (or after picking up the wristwatch earlier), [[spoiler: going into the main menu will show Viola with black hair, red skin, and a SlasherSmile, as {{Foreshadowing}} to who Viola really is]].

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* TrueColors: In the room where you need to find your way around using a small light, after getting the jade pipe, you start to hear noises of the statues "chasing" after you. At one point when you drop the Light bottle (or after picking up the wristwatch earlier), [[spoiler: going [[spoiler:going into the main menu will show Viola with black hair, red skin, and a SlasherSmile, as {{Foreshadowing}} to who Viola really is]].



* WaitingPuzzle: In 1.07, this is added in as an EasterEgg. [[spoiler: Viola has to wait at the first screen for ''a full hour'' to obtain the third ending, '___']].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Viola clearly cared a lot about Ellen, [[spoiler: as one book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of trust to succeed. When Ellen betrayed her, Viola was forced to try trapping and killing her to get her body back]].

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* WaitingPuzzle: In 1.07, this is added in as an EasterEgg. [[spoiler: Viola [[spoiler:Viola has to wait at the first screen for ''a full hour'' to obtain the third ending, '___']].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Viola clearly cared a lot about Ellen, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as one book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of trust to succeed. When Ellen betrayed her, Viola was forced to try trapping and killing her to get her body back]].



--->'''Viola''':[[spoiler: ''' Hm? "Give it back?" No way. This body hurts much less. You gave it to me in the first place. Why should I have to give it back? Right...Viola?]]

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--->'''Viola''':[[spoiler: ''' Hm? --->'''Viola''': [[spoiler:Hm? "Give it back?" No way. This body hurts much less. You gave it to me in the first place. Why should I have to give it back? Right...Viola?]]
5th Jul '17 5:25:03 PM N.Harmonik
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'''Spoiler Warning:''' The following page has no spoiler tags regarding the game's progression. Proceed at your own risk.
3rd Jul '17 5:03:24 PM AltlaManiac
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** True Ending: [[spoiler: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. After stopping, Viola stabbed the's witch eye & taunts her when she can no longer continue, and Viola reveals that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed it. Viola's father appears, mistaking Ellen to be Viola. He sees the legless, bloody Viola in Ellen's body and kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body, run away, with Viola pausing a second to laugh. The black cat appears and disappears with Viola's body. The end]].

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** True Ending: [[spoiler: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. After stopping, [[spoiler: If you pick up Ellen's knife before escaping, Viola stabbed will stab the's witch eye with it & taunts her when she can no longer continue, and Viola reveals continue to chase her, followed by the reveal that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed it. to do it before Viola's father appears, who's mistaking Viola to be Ellen to be Viola. He sees the legless, bloody Viola in Ellen's her crippled body and proceed to kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body, run away, body give a brief look before leaving, with Viola her pausing for a second to laugh. The giggles. After that, the black cat appears and for a moment before it disappears along with Viola's body. The end]]."Ellen" 's body]].
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** Technically subverted since Ellen is actually the protagonist. A straighter example would be the ''real'' Viola- Chapter 4 and the Epilogue are written from her point of view.

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** [[spoiler: Technically subverted since Ellen is actually the protagonist. protagonist in Viola's body. A straighter example would be the ''real'' Viola- Chapter 4 and the Epilogue are written from her point of view.view]].



* AlwaysNight: Almost all of the windows are dark and the text box will read that it is pitch-black, though this isn't the case when you are actually outside or right before the boss battle.

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* AlwaysNight: Almost all of the windows are dark and the text box will read that it is pitch-black, though this isn't the case when you are actually outside or right before the boss battle.escape.



** "Just for a day...Hee hee, I guess I did say that."
** A text box description reads " A toy soldier with a fake gun". It's not.

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** [[spoiler: "Just for a day...Hee hee, I guess I did say that."
"]]
** A text box description reads " A toy soldier with a fake gun". [[spoiler: It's not.]]



* BrownNote: The Book of Death. Reading it leads to Viola scratching out her own eyes.

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* BrownNote: The Book of Death. [[spoiler: Reading it leads to Viola scratching out her own eyes.eyes]].



* CatsAreSnarkers: At the half-way point in the game: "By the way, you know that this is a witch's house, right? Right." The line is even more snarky given that the girl we are playing as ''is'' the witch, in Viola's body.

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* CatsAreSnarkers: At the half-way point in the game: "By the way, you know that this is a witch's house, right? Right." [[spoiler: The line is even more snarky given that the girl we are playing as ''is'' the witch, in Viola's body.body]].



** The protagonist never gives up trying to get out of the house, no matter what tries to kill her. The protagonist [[spoiler:(really Ellen)]] is a determinator not just in trying to escape the house, [[spoiler: but in how far she's willing to go just to get a body that doesn't hurt. The lengths she went to get Viola's body are quite extreme.]]
** The antagonist is also extremely determined. She chases you despite having no legs, no eyes, no voice, and should be dead by now. [[spoiler: She's really Viola, and not only is she royally angered at Ellen for what Ellen did to her, she also wants to hurry back to her father's side.]] Despite how much pain she's in, she doesn't give up. The only thing that stops her is [[spoiler: hitting the DespairEventHorizon when she sees that [[TheBadGuyWins Ellen has won]].]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: The "pseudo-third" ending reveals that the savepoint cat is the demon which gave Ellen her powers.

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** The protagonist Viola never gives up trying to get out of the house, no matter what tries to kill her. The protagonist girl [[spoiler:(really Ellen)]] is a determinator not just in trying to escape the house, [[spoiler: but in how far she's willing to go just to get a body that doesn't hurt. The lengths she went to get Viola's body are quite extreme.]]
** The antagonist Ellen is also extremely determined. She chases you despite having no legs, no eyes, no voice, and should be dead by now. [[spoiler: She's really Viola, and not only is she royally angered at Ellen for what Ellen the witch did to her, she also wants to hurry back to her father's side.]] Despite how much pain she's in, she doesn't give up. The only thing that stops her is [[spoiler: hitting the DespairEventHorizon when she sees that [[TheBadGuyWins Ellen has won]].]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: The "pseudo-third" ending reveals that [[spoiler: the savepoint cat is the demon which gave Ellen her powers.powers]].



* DownerEnding: Of sorts. Your protagonist makes it out perfectly fine. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, your protagonist is not Viola, but Ellen.]]

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* DownerEnding: Of sorts. Your protagonist Viola makes it out perfectly fine. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, your protagonist is not Viola, but Ellen.Ellen in Viola's body.]]



** When you first enter the library, there's an invisible person who says that they are sorting books and need something to tie them together. After you give him a rope to solve a puzzle, the person thanks you. If you backtrack to the room after that, you'll find that he tied the rope into a noose and killed himself.
*** The prequel reveals that is the trapped soul of a boy that befriended and eventually "betrayed" Ellen.

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** When you first enter the library, there's an invisible person who says that they are sorting books and need something to tie them together. After you give him a rope to solve a puzzle, the person thanks you. If you backtrack to the room after that, you'll find that that [[spoiler: he tied the rope into a noose and killed himself.
himself]].
*** The prequel reveals that is [[spoiler: he's the trapped soul of a boy that befriended and eventually "betrayed" Ellen.Ellen]].



* EarnYourBadEnding: Although each ending isn't really any better or worse than the other as the major events don't change, the audience learns more with each ending, which always shows that things are worse than the player thought before.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with. The only "happy" ending, given the True End Reveal, is to work through most of the game without dying, then letting the "witch" catch you in her chase scene, presumably allowing Viola to return to her original body. Hopefully. Maybe. [[spoiler:One book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of genuine trust to succeed, and since Ellen is too sociopathic for such a bond to work, and since Viola's trust in Ellen was broken irreparably by the latter's horrible betrayal, that won't be happening anytime soon]].

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* EarnYourBadEnding: Although each ending isn't really any better or worse than the other as the major events don't change, the audience player learns more with each ending, which always shows that things are worse than the player thought before.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with. The only "happy" ending, given the True End Reveal, [[spoiler: is to work through most of the game without dying, then letting the "witch" catch you in her chase scene, presumably allowing Viola to return to her original body. body.]] Hopefully. Maybe. [[spoiler:One [[spoiler: Although One book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of genuine trust to succeed, and since Ellen is too sociopathic for such a bond to work, and since Viola's trust in Ellen was broken irreparably by the latter's horrible betrayal, that won't be happening anytime soon]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The cat mentions that it was mean of you to cut up the white flower on the roof. Yes, the demon who eats the souls of children thought the callousness of that act was worth pointing out. Unless of course he was just [[CatsAreSnarkers being a smartass.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The cat mentions that it was mean of you to cut up the white flower on the roof. [[spoiler: Yes, the demon who eats the souls of children thought the callousness of that act was worth pointing out. Unless of course he was just [[CatsAreSnarkers being a smartass.]]]]]]



** The prequel reveals that all the monsters in the house, are people killed by Ellen in the past. Since Ellen in Viola's body is powerless now, it's no surprise that the monsters want their revenge.

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** The prequel reveals that all the monsters in the house, are people killed by Ellen in the past. [[spoiler: Since Ellen in Viola's body is powerless now, it's no surprise that the monsters want their revenge.revenge]].



** Ellen, in Viola's body, gives a wicked little (soundless) snicker after Viola's father shoots Viola (in Ellen's body).
* EvilMentor: The Cat Demon and The House are this to [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]].

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** [[spoiler: Ellen, in Viola's body, gives a wicked little (soundless) snicker after Viola's father shoots Viola (in Ellen's body).
body)]].
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: The Cat Demon and The House are this to [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]].Ellen]]]].



** When the invisible chef accepts your offer of lending them a hand, he/she takes it literally and chops them off.
** The Book of Death kills you upon opening.

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** When the invisible chef accepts your offer of lending them a hand, [[spoiler: he/she takes it literally and chops them off.
off]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: kills you upon opening.opening]].



** The witch's eyes have been gouged out.
** The Book of Death causes you to scratch out your own eyeballs.
** If you retrieve Ellen's knife and unlock the true ending, Ellen stabs a relentless Viola in her right eye socket.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Viola, feeling sorry for how Ellen was so ill that she couldn't even get out of her bed, allowed her to [[spoiler: switch bodies with her [[BlatantLies "for a day"]]. In return, "Viola" left "Ellen" in a body that she herself mutilated (cutting off her own legs and gouging out her own eyes), and forced burning "medicine" down her throat to render her mute.]] And that's ''before'' the start of the game.

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** [[spoiler: The witch's eyes have been gouged out.
out]].
** The Book of Death [[spoiler: causes you to scratch out your own eyeballs.
eyeballs]].
** If you retrieve Ellen's knife and unlock the true ending, [[spoiler: Ellen stabs a relentless Viola in her right eye socket.
socket]].
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Viola, feeling sorry for how Ellen was so ill that she couldn't even get out of her bed, allowed her to [[spoiler: switch bodies with her [[BlatantLies "for a day"]].day". In return, "Viola" left "Ellen" in a body that she herself mutilated (cutting off her own legs and gouging out her own eyes), and forced burning "medicine" down her throat to render her mute.]] ]]]] And that's ''before'' the start of the game.



** The fact that most of the actions you take in the game fall under CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption foreshadows that your player character is cruel.

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** The fact that most of the actions you take in the game fall under CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption foreshadows that [[spoiler: your player character is cruel.cruel]].



* FreudianExcuse: The witch's diaries reveal that she was an IllGirl who had no friends and was [[ParentalNeglect neglected by her parents]], which is why she killed them and turned to magic.

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* FreudianExcuse: The witch's diaries reveal that she was an IllGirl who had no friends and was [[ParentalNeglect neglected by her parents]], [[spoiler: which is why she killed them and turned to magic.magic]].



* GrandTheftMe: The true ending reveals that, before the start of the game, Ellen and Viola had swapped bodies. The third pseudo-ending implies that Ellen had planned on stealing someone's body from the beginning, as that was the spell she received from the demon's contract.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The Cat Demon. He made Ellen who she is in the game.

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* GrandTheftMe: The true ending reveals that, before the start of the game, [[spoiler: Ellen and Viola had swapped bodies. bodies]]. The third pseudo-ending implies that [[spoiler: Ellen had planned on stealing someone's body from the beginning, as that was the spell she received from the demon's contract.
contract]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The Cat Demon. He made Ellen who she is in the game.game]].



* InvincibleVillain: So long as Ellen has the cat on her side, there's no way for her to lose.

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* InvincibleVillain: [[spoiler: So long as Ellen has the cat on her side, there's no way for her to lose.lose]].



* KickTheDog: Hey, look, a frog! Awww. It's very happy, seems to like you, and is completely willing to help you on your quest. Let's feed it to a snake!

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* KickTheDog: Hey, look, a frog! Awww. It's very happy, seems to like you, and is completely willing to help you on your quest. [[spoiler: Let's feed it to a snake!snake!]]



* TheKillerInMe: In the end, it's revealed that "Viola" is actually the witch in Viola's body, and the ''real'' Viola is in the witch's.

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* TheKillerInMe: In the end, [[spoiler: it's revealed that "Viola" is actually the witch in Viola's body, and the ''real'' Viola is in the witch's.witch's]].



* LoopholeAbuse: There is a room where a note on the wall tells you not to let anything distract you on the following hallway. Normally, doing anything but walking in a straight line to the exit would result in death by giant rock, but if you proceed into the hallway without reading the note, you CAN let things distract you, and nothing will happen. Ignorance of the rule excuses you!

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* LoopholeAbuse: There is a room where a note on the wall tells you not to let anything distract you on the following hallway. Normally, doing anything but walking in a straight line to the exit would result [[spoiler: in death by giant rock, rock]], but if you proceed into the hallway without reading the note, you CAN let things distract you, and nothing will happen. Ignorance of the rule excuses you!



* TheMagicGoesAway: With the death of the witch (or her body at least), the house and the inhabitants disappear. This is why the demon leaves the cat's body, since he would vanish along with everything else.

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* TheMagicGoesAway: With the death of the witch [[spoiler: (or her body at least), least)]], the house and the inhabitants disappear. [[spoiler: This is why the demon leaves the cat's body, since he would vanish along with everything else.else]].



* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Viola's]] death at the hands of her father in the end could be considered this.

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Viola's]] Viola's death at the hands of her father in the end could be considered this.this]].



* MissionControl: You regularly run into notes pinned to the walls that hint you on how to avoid obstacles and solve puzzles. In the True Ending, it is revealed this is [[GeniusLoci the house itself helping its]] [[VillainProtagonist real mistress]].

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* MissionControl: You regularly run into notes pinned to the walls that hint you on how to avoid obstacles and solve puzzles. [[spoiler: In the True Ending, it is revealed this is [[GeniusLoci the house itself helping its]] [[VillainProtagonist real mistress]].mistress]]]].



* MoodWhiplash: The true ending, where the player is rooting for the protagonist one minute and... not rooting the next.

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* MoodWhiplash: The true ending, [[spoiler: where the player is rooting for the protagonist "Viola" one minute and... not rooting the next.next]].



** Normal Ending: Viola escapes the house, but the Witch follows her. Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her giving the house a long look before leaving.
** True Ending: Viola is chased out of the house by Ellen the Witch (also known as the Legless Girl). She taunts her when she can no longer continue, and Viola reveals that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed it. Viola's father appears, mistaking Ellen to be Viola. He sees the legless, bloody Viola in Ellen's body and kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body, run away, with Viola pausing a second to laugh. The black cat appears and disappears with Viola's body. The end.
** Pseudo Third Ending: The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, and reveal its true identity. The descriptions in the witch's room change slightly. The diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap. The Legless Girl begins to chase Viola, who escapes. The screen goes to white as you leave.
** '____' Ending: Ellen waits outside the house for sixty minutes, talking to the cat, until Viola dies and the house disappears.

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** Normal Ending: [[spoiler: Viola escapes the house, but the Witch follows her. Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her giving the house a long look before leaving.
leaving]].
** True Ending: [[spoiler: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. After stopping, Viola is chased out of the house by Ellen the Witch (also known as the Legless Girl). She stabbed the's witch eye & taunts her when she can no longer continue, and Viola reveals that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed it. Viola's father appears, mistaking Ellen to be Viola. He sees the legless, bloody Viola in Ellen's body and kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body, run away, with Viola pausing a second to laugh. The black cat appears and disappears with Viola's body. The end.
end]].
** Pseudo Third Ending: This is an additional event before the either two ending above. The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, [[spoiler: and reveal its true identity. The descriptions identity as a demon. There's also some change in the witch's room such as The items descriptions change slightly. The slightly, the diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap. The swap, the Legless Girl begins (Viola) struggling to chase Viola, who escapes. The screen goes to white as say "Give it back" before chasing Viola (Ellen), and if you leave.
look closely to "Viola"'s portrait on the menu, she has a small smirk on her face]].
** '____' Ending: [[spoiler: Ellen waits outside the house for sixty minutes, talking to the cat, minutes until Viola dies and the house disappears.roses that blocking the path disappears]].



** Averted when the tadpoles outright tell you that their father is dead, and you killed him.

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** [[spoiler: Averted when the tadpoles outright tell you that their father is dead, and you killed him.him]].



** If you open the menu and look at Viola's portrait in total darkness (or after picking up the stopwatch of death), you'll see her face terrifyingly distorted and sporting a huge SlasherSmile.
** Along with the being caught in the chase scene towards the end.

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** If you open the menu [[spoiler: and look at Viola's portrait portrait]] in total darkness (or after picking up the stopwatch of death), wristwatch), [[spoiler: you'll see her face terrifyingly distorted and sporting a huge SlasherSmile.
SlasherSmile]].
** Along with the being The witch's has one when you get caught in the chase scene towards the end.



** There is one room which is completely dark and can only traverse if you have a certain item. Even with said certain item, however, you only have a small bit of light as you walk through very narrow halls. And as you make your way back to the door, you drop it, causing the last few seconds of that stage to be completed in complete darkness, with the sounds of statues moving all around. It's even worse if you decide to open the menu, because you'll see the normally innocent-looking Viola look absolutely demonic.
** When you return to the kitchen and dining room area, you find it much darker than it was when you were there earlier, and is eerily quiet, save for the sound of a pot boiling on the stove. In order to progress, you need to take a pair of golden chopsticks from the ribs of a skeleton in the cellar at the back of the kitchen (which was inaccessible earlier), in order to retrieve a necessary item from the boiling pot. The game won't let you exit the room without returning the chopsticks to the skeleton, and if you put them back anywhere besides the ribs, the cook from before will suddenly appear and kill you as you try to leave the kitchen. Furthermore, after replacing the chopsticks in the ribs and heading back to the dining room, you'll hear ominous footsteps coming down the stairs beside the kitchen, and you have five seconds to run back to the chimney and escape; if not, the cook will catch you and kill you. Meaning, the whole time you're down there, the cook is still lurking around somewhere, probably watching you, but you can't see him, though why he's suddenly so eager to kill you is unclear -- it's likely because you [[BerserkButton messed with his cooking]], found his cellar full of handless skeletons, or both.

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** There is one room which is completely dark and can only traverse if you have a certain item. Even with said certain item, however, you only have a small bit of light as you walk through very narrow halls. And as you make your way back to the door, you drop it, causing the last few seconds of that stage to be completed in complete darkness, with the sounds of statues moving all around. [[spoiler: It's even worse if you decide to open the menu, because you'll see the normally innocent-looking Viola look absolutely demonic.
demonic]].
** When you return to the kitchen and dining room area, you find it much darker than it was when you were there earlier, and is eerily quiet, save for the sound of a pot boiling on the stove. In order to progress, [[spoiler: you need to take a pair of golden chopsticks from the ribs of a skeleton in the cellar at the back of the kitchen (which was inaccessible earlier), in order to retrieve a necessary item from the boiling pot. The game won't let you exit the room without returning the chopsticks to the skeleton, and if you put them back anywhere besides the ribs, the cook from before will suddenly appear and kill you as you try to leave the kitchen. Furthermore, after replacing the chopsticks in the ribs and heading back to the dining room, you'll hear ominous footsteps coming down the stairs beside the kitchen, and you have five seconds to run back to the chimney and escape; if not, the cook will catch you and kill you. Meaning, the whole time you're down there, the cook is still lurking around somewhere, probably watching you, but you can't see him, though why he's suddenly so eager to kill you is unclear -- it's likely because you [[BerserkButton messed with his cooking]], found his cellar full of handless skeletons, or both.both]].



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: It seems to be the possessing kind, prefers the body of a cat, eats the souls of children, and mentions that even though it doesn't have a physical form, that doesn't make it immortal.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: One room has a picture of a lady with a parasol. After solving the puzzle there, it changes with the lady now looking at you.
* ParentalNeglect: In the prequel novel we're told Ellen's mother tried to abandon her after getting fed up with dealing with her illness and her father actively ignored her existence entirely. It's outright stated that the father had a drug addiction and neglected her until the very end.
* ParentalSubstitute: According to the novel, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent The Demon]] and [[GeniusLoci The House]] acted as this for Ellen, and [[AbusiveParents made her into the ruthless villain she is in-game.]]
* ParentsKnowTheirChildren: Sadly averted by Viola's father, who shoots Viola dead because he doesn't recognize her and takes Ellen home in her place.
* PlayingThePlayer: You were playing as the villain all along. All the deaths you had? You probably had it coming.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: It [[spoiler: The demon seems to be the possessing kind, prefers the body of a cat, eats the souls of children, and mentions that even though it doesn't have a physical form, that doesn't make it immortal.
immortal]].
* ParasolOfPrettiness: One room has a picture of a lady with a parasol. After solving the puzzle there, [[spoiler: it changes with the lady now looking at you.
you]].
* ParentalNeglect: In the prequel novel we're told novel, [[spoiler: it reveals Ellen's mother tried to abandon her after getting fed up with dealing with her illness and her father actively ignored her existence entirely. It's outright stated shown that the father had a drug addiction and neglected her until the very end.
end]].
* ParentalSubstitute: According to the novel, [[spoiler: [[OurDemonsAreDifferent The Demon]] and [[GeniusLoci The House]] House]]]] acted as this for Ellen, and [[AbusiveParents made her into the ruthless villain she is in-game.]]
* ParentsKnowTheirChildren: [[spoiler: Sadly averted by Viola's father, who shoots Viola dead because he doesn't recognize her and takes Ellen home in her place.
place]].
* PlayingThePlayer: [[spoiler: You were playing as the villain all along. All the deaths you had? You probably had it coming.coming]].



* PredecessorVillain: [[GeniusLoci The House]] was the Demon's original witch.
* RealityEnsues: In the '___', ending, [[spoiler: Ellen,]] instead of going into the house, waits outside the house (and outside her reach) until the already heavily wounded [[spoiler: Viola trapped in Ellen's body dies.]]

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* PredecessorVillain: [[spoiler: [[GeniusLoci The House]] was the Demon's original witch.
witch]].
* RealityEnsues: In the '___', ending, [[spoiler: Ellen,]] Ellen, instead of going into the house, waits outside the house (and outside her reach) until the already heavily wounded [[spoiler: Viola trapped in Ellen's body dies.]]



* RedHerring: In the dark area, you can find a wristwatch, but not only is it not a plot-necessary object, picking it up and trying to walk away gets you hung. If you look at the description, it reads "DIE".
* RewardingInactivity: As of the 1.07 update. By waiting for 60 minutes doing absolutely nothing but letting the game run, the roses that blocked the path wilt and vanish, allowing Viola to leave and bypass the house altogether.

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* RedHerring: In the dark area, you can find a wristwatch, but not only is it not a plot-necessary object, [[spoiler: picking it up and trying to walk away gets you hung. If you look at the description, it reads "DIE".
"DIE"]].
* RewardingInactivity: As of the 1.07 update. [[spoiler: By waiting for 60 minutes doing absolutely nothing but letting the game run, the roses that blocked the path wilt and vanish, allowing Viola to leave and bypass the house altogether.altogether]].



** Don't step on that blood pool in the middle of the first note room. Don't lend the invisible chef [[ExactWords a hand]] (unless it's not yours). Don't read [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Book of Death]]. And don't touch the clock on the fourth floor. There's also one room where Viola is explicitly told to let nothing distract her, and doing anything but walking in a straight line to the exit, such as investigating items or dodging (fake) traps, results in her being crushed by a boulder.

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** Don't step on that blood pool in the middle of the first note room. Don't lend the invisible chef [[ExactWords a hand]] [[spoiler: (unless it's not yours).yours)]]. Don't read [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Book of Death]]. And don't touch the clock on the fourth floor. There's also one room where Viola is explicitly told to let nothing distract her, and doing anything but walking in a straight line to the exit, such as investigating items or dodging (fake) traps, results in her being crushed by a boulder.



** If the game asks you if you ''really'' want to do something, you'll probably die from it.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The true ending. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Everything the player does is HELPING the witch, and she escapes with Viola's body; the real Viola is murdered by her own father.]]

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** If the game asks you if you ''really'' want to do something, you'll probably you could possibly die from it.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The true ending. [[spoiler: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Everything the player does is HELPING the witch, and she escapes with Viola's body; the real Viola is murdered by her own father.]]]]]]



** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs around the table). If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, a Male Bust Statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, the statue will promptly crush you to death.
** In the room with the clock puzzle, you need to select an item that corresponds to the clues the note gives you. Select all of the items ''but'' the correct one, and if you read the note again, it will now ask you if you meant to answer wrong on purpose. Nod, and the statues placed on either side of you will crush you between them.

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** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs around the table). If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a Male Bust Statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, the statue will promptly crush you to death.
death]].
** In the room with the clock puzzle, you need to select an item that corresponds to the clues the note gives you. Select all of the items ''but'' the correct one, and if you read the note again, it will now ask you if you meant to answer wrong on purpose. [[spoiler: Nod, and the statues placed on either side of you will crush you between them.them]].



* TomatoSurprise: "Viola" is the witch.

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: "Viola" is the witch.witch]].



* TrueColors: In the room where you need to find your way around using a small light, after getting the jade pipe, you start to hear noises of the statues "chasing" after you. At one point when you drop the Bottle (or after picking up the wristwatch earlier), going into the main menu will show Viola with black hair, red skin, and a SlasherSmile, as {{Foreshadowing}} to who Viola really is.

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* TrueColors: In the room where you need to find your way around using a small light, after getting the jade pipe, you start to hear noises of the statues "chasing" after you. At one point when you drop the Bottle Light bottle (or after picking up the wristwatch earlier), [[spoiler: going into the main menu will show Viola with black hair, red skin, and a SlasherSmile, as {{Foreshadowing}} to who Viola really is.is]].



* WaitingPuzzle: In 1.07, this is added in as an EasterEgg. Viola has to wait at the first screen for ''a full hour'' to obtain the third ending, '___'.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Viola clearly cared a lot about Ellen, as one book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of trust to succeed. When Ellen betrayed her, Viola was forced to try trapping and killing her to get her body back.

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* WaitingPuzzle: In 1.07, this is added in as an EasterEgg. [[spoiler: Viola has to wait at the first screen for ''a full hour'' to obtain the third ending, '___'.
'___']].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Viola clearly cared a lot about Ellen, [[spoiler: as one book states that the body-swapping spell required a bond of trust to succeed. When Ellen betrayed her, Viola was forced to try trapping and killing her to get her body back.back]].



** From the cat - "Good luck with the rest, Ellen...my faithful witch." Technically before that, too, when the text box labels him '''Demon'''.

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** From the cat - cat: [[spoiler: "Good luck with the rest, Ellen...my faithful witch." Technically before that, too, when the text box labels him '''Demon'''.'''Demon''']].



--->'''"Viola":''' Hm? "Give it back?" No way. This body hurts much less. You gave it to me in the first place. Why should I have to give it back? Right...Viola?

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--->'''"Viola":''' --->'''Viola''':[[spoiler: ''' Hm? "Give it back?" No way. This body hurts much less. You gave it to me in the first place. Why should I have to give it back? Right...Viola?Viola?]]
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