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* ThreeAmigos: In ''New Blood'', we have Markus Vaughn, Valerie Blaylock, and Elena Salazar.


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* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: In ''New Blood'', we have Markus Vaughn, Valerie Blaylock, and Elena Salazar.
27th Apr '16 7:50:32 PM Monolaf317
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* ThreeAmigos: In ''New Blood'', we have Mark Vaughn, Valerie Blaylock, and Elena Salenzar.

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* ThreeAmigos: In ''New Blood'', we have Mark Markus Vaughn, Valerie Blaylock, and Elena Salenzar.Salazar.
27th Apr '16 7:49:16 PM Monolaf317
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* ThreeAmigos: In ''New Blood'', we have Mark Vaughn, Valerie Blaylock, and Elena Salenzar.
6th Apr '16 9:13:19 AM jake38
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* YourDaysAreNumbered: In the upcoming ''Trauma Team'', it's revealed that after ''Second Opinion'', [[spoiler:Naomi Kimishima]] was diagnosed with an incurable disease and is living on borrowed time.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: In the upcoming ''Trauma Team'', it's revealed that after ''Second Opinion'', [[spoiler:Naomi Kimishima]] was diagnosed with an incurable disease and is living on borrowed time.
18th Mar '16 9:09:36 PM mokyn2
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* CharacterPortrait
17th Mar '16 5:59:46 AM Wuz
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* GoodDocBadDoc: Derek Styles (good doctor) and a number of rivals, including "death doctor" Tyler.

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* GoodDocBadDoc: Derek Styles Stiles (good doctor) and a number of rivals, including "death doctor" Tyler.
17th Mar '16 4:47:49 AM Wuz
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* {{Expy}}: In ''Trauma Team'', after Alyssa [[spoiler:nearly gets killed by a bomb and]] is sent to Resurgam, the bandages and hospital gown makes her look like Nanako from ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}''.

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* {{Expy}}: In ''Trauma Team'', after Alyssa [[spoiler:nearly gets killed by a bomb and]] is sent to Resurgam, the bandages and hospital gown makes her look like Nanako from ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}''.''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.



** This series was on the receiving end of this trope when a game in Atlus' more popular ''Persona'' series, ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'', used Antibiotic Gels as high-value healing items.

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** This series was on the receiving end of this trope when a game in Atlus' more popular ''Persona'' series, ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', used Antibiotic Gels as high-value healing items.
17th Mar '16 4:47:30 AM Wuz
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** Even still, some of Trauma Team's patients are [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow far less traumatized]] than you'd expect, [[spoiler: Alyssa]] in particular. Her wounds are more consistent with being slammed into a hard surface by the blast rather than being right next to the bomb when it goes off, but it's much less NightmareFuel inducing to keep all of her limbs attached.

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** Even still, some of Trauma Team's ''Trauma Team'''s patients are [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow far less traumatized]] than you'd expect, [[spoiler: Alyssa]] in particular. Her wounds are more consistent with being slammed into a hard surface by the blast rather than being right next to the bomb when it goes off, but it's much less NightmareFuel inducing to keep all of her limbs attached.



** If you haven't played Second Opinion you wont know what Naomi and Little Guy are referencing when they are talking about not talking about their pasts. [[spoiler: They're both ex-Delphi agents.]]
** Second Opinion does this to itself - the climax of the main plot is glossed over so it can launch straight into the remake content and can be downright disappointing if one doesn't have access to Under The Knife to see the full version. It does close up some plot holes, though, such as how Delphi actually learned about Triti.

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** If you haven't played Second Opinion ''Second Opinion'' you wont know what Naomi and Little Guy are referencing when they are talking about not talking about their pasts. [[spoiler: They're both ex-Delphi agents.]]
** Second Opinion ''Second Opinion'' does this to itself - the climax of the main plot is glossed over so it can launch straight into the remake content and can be downright disappointing if one doesn't have access to Under ''Under The Knife Knife'' to see the full version. It does close up some plot holes, though, such as how Delphi actually learned about Triti.



** Some fans also think he looks like an anime version of Series/{{House}}.

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** Some fans also think he looks like an anime version of Series/{{House}}.''Series/{{House}}''.



* CherryTapping: ...Sort of. In one mission of Under The Knife/Second Opinion, Derek has to perform an operation on an airplane. There's a gimmick where the plane flies into turbulence occasionally, and if you do anything while the plane is shaking, a laceration appears. So why is this here? Pretty much because that if you use the Ultrasound, a laceration still appears. The freaking ULTRASOUND.

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* CherryTapping: ...Sort of. In one mission of Under ''Under The Knife/Second Opinion, Knife'' / ''Second Opinion'', Derek has to perform an operation on an airplane. There's a gimmick where the plane flies into turbulence occasionally, and if you do anything while the plane is shaking, a laceration appears. So why is this here? Pretty much because that if you use the Ultrasound, a laceration still appears. The freaking ULTRASOUND.



** Under The Knife 2 throws this out in favor of having a set of bonuses that you must get 2000 points from in order to get the S or XS rank. If it says to do something at least X times, there is typically exactly X of that task for you to do. In short: doing perfect WILL get you an S or XS rank... [[FissionMailed except when mailing your fission]], [[GuideDangIt in which you MUST do a certain number of actions in a certain amount of time without any misses before ending the mission]].

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** Under ''Under The Knife 2 2'' throws this out in favor of having a set of bonuses that you must get 2000 points from in order to get the S or XS rank. If it says to do something at least X times, there is typically exactly X of that task for you to do. In short: doing perfect WILL get you an S or XS rank... [[FissionMailed except when mailing your fission]], [[GuideDangIt in which you MUST do a certain number of actions in a certain amount of time without any misses before ending the mission]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Under The Knife 1 on the DS plays ''very'' differently to it's remake and sequels. For example:

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Under ''Under The Knife 1 Knife'' on the DS plays ''very'' differently to it's remake and sequels. For example:



** Character art was drawn in a much more "shonen" style than later games; compare Derek and Angie in [[http://i.neoseeker.com/ca/trauma_center_under_the_knife_conceptart_QhjJr.jpg Under the Knife 1]] to [[http://pre09.deviantart.net/63b6/th/pre/f/2011/087/9/2/trauma_center_wallpaper_by_shiroi_ken-d3cpo31.jpg Second Opinion]].

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** Character art was drawn in a much more "shonen" style than later games; compare Derek and Angie in [[http://i.''[[http://i.neoseeker.com/ca/trauma_center_under_the_knife_conceptart_QhjJr.jpg Under the Knife 1]] Knife]]'' to [[http://pre09.''[[http://pre09.deviantart.net/63b6/th/pre/f/2011/087/9/2/trauma_center_wallpaper_by_shiroi_ken-d3cpo31.jpg Second Opinion]].Opinion]]''.



* {{Expy}}: In Trauma Team, after Alyssa [[spoiler:nearly gets killed by a bomb and]] is sent to Resurgam, the bandages and hospital gown makes her look like Nanako from Persona 4.

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* {{Expy}}: In Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', after Alyssa [[spoiler:nearly gets killed by a bomb and]] is sent to Resurgam, the bandages and hospital gown makes her look like Nanako from Persona 4.''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}''.



** In Under the Knife 2, when you have to operate on four patients in ten minutes, regardless of how quickly you complete the operations, [[spoiler:you still won't have enough time to save Emilio.]]

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** In Under ''Under the Knife 2, 2'', when you have to operate on four patients in ten minutes, regardless of how quickly you complete the operations, [[spoiler:you still won't have enough time to save Emilio.]]



** What? Even a Mature rated game like CompanyOfHeroes spends less of its playtime showing '''blood''' than this Teen rated series.
*** Blood is the ''least'' of it. The games show some pretty horrifying organ damage in downright gory detail[[note]]this has gotten less graphic as the series went on, but even New Blood shows a burst liver in more detail than most medical dramas[[/note]]. In any other game wounds this detailed would get a Mature rating at the very least.

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** What? Even a Mature rated game like CompanyOfHeroes ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' spends less of its playtime showing '''blood''' than this Teen rated series.
*** Blood is the ''least'' of it. The games show some pretty horrifying organ damage in downright gory detail[[note]]this has gotten less graphic as the series went on, but even New Blood ''New Blood'' shows a burst liver in more detail than most medical dramas[[/note]]. In any other game wounds this detailed would get a Mature rating at the very least.



* HospitalParadiso: Inverted in ''Under the Knife''. Joining the cutting-edge medical facility Caduceus is considered to be the selfless choice for Dr. Stiles, while staying at Hope Hospital would be more in the interest of his own happiness. Played straight in Under the Knife 2, in which Dr. Stiles declines a high-paying desk job at Acropolis Pharmaceutical in favor of continuing as a surgeon at Caduceus.

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* HospitalParadiso: Inverted in ''Under the Knife''. Joining the cutting-edge medical facility Caduceus is considered to be the selfless choice for Dr. Stiles, while staying at Hope Hospital would be more in the interest of his own happiness. Played straight in Under ''Under the Knife 2, 2'', in which Dr. Stiles declines a high-paying desk job at Acropolis Pharmaceutical in favor of continuing as a surgeon at Caduceus.



* MagicalDefibrillator: All over the place. The first two games feature Derek using his hands to massage patients' heart when they undergo cardiac arrest, which is more or less the right procedure, but the later games regularly shock patients undergoing cardiac arrest with a flat-line ECG back into life with them. In a particularly jarring scene in Trauma Team, CR-S01 orders his support not to touch a patient who was undergoing ventricular fibrillation (which is when you're actually supposed to use a defibrillator...), only to whip it out after the patient started going into cardiac arrest. Even worse, a huge deal is made of the fact that they can't use the defibrillator on a flatlining patient while the power is out. In the interim, CR-S01 is seen giving the patient chest compressions, which is what you're supposed to do for a flatline.
** In what might be an example of TheCoconutEffect in action, Under The Knife uses a defibrillator correctly, and cardiac massage is explicitly the go-to technique to deal with a flatline. Second Opinion changes these operations to incorrectly apply the defibrillator instead.

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* MagicalDefibrillator: All over the place. The first two games feature Derek using his hands to massage patients' heart when they undergo cardiac arrest, which is more or less the right procedure, but the later games regularly shock patients undergoing cardiac arrest with a flat-line ECG back into life with them. In a particularly jarring scene in Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', CR-S01 orders his support not to touch a patient who was undergoing ventricular fibrillation (which is when you're actually supposed to use a defibrillator...), only to whip it out after the patient started going into cardiac arrest. Even worse, a huge deal is made of the fact that they can't use the defibrillator on a flatlining patient while the power is out. In the interim, CR-S01 is seen giving the patient chest compressions, which is what you're supposed to do for a flatline.
** In what might be an example of TheCoconutEffect in action, Under ''Under The Knife Knife'' uses a defibrillator correctly, and cardiac massage is explicitly the go-to technique to deal with a flatline. Second Opinion ''Second Opinion'' changes these operations to incorrectly apply the defibrillator instead.



** Made worse by the fact that each game is hard in its own way. The original favored precision (no quick gestures for stitches, you have to make sure it's very even and narrow), New Blood favored consistency (keep up a tricky operating procedure over a long mission), and Under the Knife 2 favored raw speed (such as the challenge on Bythos being that most players simply can't heal faster than the patient takes damage). Which game is the worst ends up depending on your particular playing style.

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** Made worse by the fact that each game is hard in its own way. The original favored precision (no quick gestures for stitches, you have to make sure it's very even and narrow), New Blood ''New Blood'' favored consistency (keep up a tricky operating procedure over a long mission), and Under ''Under the Knife 2 2'' favored raw speed (such as the challenge on Bythos being that most players simply can't heal faster than the patient takes damage). Which game is the worst ends up depending on your particular playing style.



** And then, there are [[UpToEleven the X missions]] in Under the Knife.
* NoMouth: The first response patients in Trauma Team.
* NoItemUseForYou: One operation in ''New Blood'' gives you no stabilizer and a limited gel supply. If you run out of gel you'll just have to take measures such as making the incision or puting on the bandage without the gel (which results in getting a "Bad" rating on either action), or suturing puncture wounds shut instead of using membranes (also results in Bads). It is possible to avoid these actions if you are conservative with your gel use, however. An operation in ''Under the Knife 2'' has a similar restriction and can be just as difficult.

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** And then, there are [[UpToEleven the X missions]] in Under ''Under the Knife.
Knife''.
* NoMouth: The first response patients in Trauma Team.
''Trauma Team''.
* NoItemUseForYou: One operation in ''New Blood'' gives you no stabilizer and a limited gel supply. If you run out of gel you'll just have to take measures such as making the incision or puting putting on the bandage without the gel (which results in getting a "Bad" rating on either action), or suturing puncture wounds shut instead of using membranes (also results in Bads). It is possible to avoid these actions if you are conservative with your gel use, however. An operation in ''Under the Knife 2'' has a similar restriction and can be just as difficult.



* ObligatorySwearing: Trauma Team ups the saltiness quite a bit from the previous games.

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* ObligatorySwearing: Trauma Team ''Trauma Team'' ups the saltiness quite a bit from the previous games.



* OneHitKill[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: Time limit aside, there are occasional circumstances that will end an operation immediately regardless of other factors, including [[spoiler:allowing Triti vapor to escape or letting Paraskevi burrow into the heart]] in Under The Knife/Second Opinion and [[spoiler: touching an active pin on a mind-control device]] in New Blood.

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* OneHitKill[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: Time limit aside, there are occasional circumstances that will end an operation immediately regardless of other factors, including [[spoiler:allowing Triti vapor to escape or letting Paraskevi burrow into the heart]] in Under ''Under The Knife/Second Opinion Knife'' / ''Second Opinion'' and [[spoiler: touching an active pin on a mind-control device]] in New Blood.''New Blood''.



** In the same [[IncrediblyLamePun vein]] as the New Blood example, Trauma Team has you perform a simple endoscopy on a cat. [[spoiler: Which becomes not so simple when Rosalia shows up.]]

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** In the same [[IncrediblyLamePun vein]] as the New Blood ''New Blood'' example, Trauma Team ''Trauma Team'' has you perform a simple endoscopy on a cat. [[spoiler: Which becomes not so simple when Rosalia shows up.]]



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1d_ct6nI_8 The opening sequence of New Blood]] is probably a shout out to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6zJ9dEwNek opening credits of House.]]
** This series was on the receiving end of this trope when a game in Atlus' more popular ''Persona'' series, VideoGame/Persona4, used Antibiotic Gels as high-value healing items.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1d_ct6nI_8 The opening sequence sequence]] of New Blood]] ''New Blood'' is probably a shout out to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6zJ9dEwNek opening credits credits]] of House.]]
''House''.
** This series was on the receiving end of this trope when a game in Atlus' more popular ''Persona'' series, VideoGame/Persona4, ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'', used Antibiotic Gels as high-value healing items.



** ''Under The Knife/Second Opinion'' handwaves it by saying the scientist who gives Derek the puzzle isn't interested in the solution, just his problem-solving methods and everyone else at Caduceus did the same puzzles.

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** ''Under The Knife/Second Knife'' / ''Second Opinion'' handwaves it by saying the scientist who gives Derek the puzzle isn't interested in the solution, just his problem-solving methods and everyone else at Caduceus did the same puzzles.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In Trauma Team, [[SnarkKnight Gabe]] and {{R|obotBuddy}}ONI are given an order to stop examining a soldier, and spyware is installed on RONI to keep an eye on them...but then she realizes that due to ArtificialStupidity, it will only report when Gabe is engaged in ''blatant'' diagnostic activity. Cue SugarWiki/FunnyMoments as Gabe has a chat with his new buddy while idly mentioning that they are ''not'' looking for symptoms.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', [[SnarkKnight Gabe]] and {{R|obotBuddy}}ONI are given an order to stop examining a soldier, and spyware is installed on RONI to keep an eye on them...but then she realizes that due to ArtificialStupidity, it will only report when Gabe is engaged in ''blatant'' diagnostic activity. Cue SugarWiki/FunnyMoments as Gabe has a chat with his new buddy while idly mentioning that they are ''not'' looking for symptoms.



* TemporalParadox: Done accidentally in Trauma Team. The first Surgery mission is a direct follow up of the second Diagnostic mission. Keep this in mind. At the end of the first Surgery mission it branches out to the third Orthopedics mission which then leads to the third Diagnostic mission. However, by the time you choose that last one, you'll notice that the intro of that mission literally states that the first Surgery mission didn't take place yet. So, in the end, it's most likely that the writers of the game accidentally put the writing tense in the wrong order in the third Diagnostic mission.
* ThankingTheViewer: Done quite well in Trauma Team, when post-credit [[spoiler: Gabe speaks directly to the player, after which you are treated to a message from all doctors thanking you.]]

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* TemporalParadox: Done accidentally in Trauma Team.''Trauma Team''. The first Surgery mission is a direct follow up of the second Diagnostic mission. Keep this in mind. At the end of the first Surgery mission it branches out to the third Orthopedics mission which then leads to the third Diagnostic mission. However, by the time you choose that last one, you'll notice that the intro of that mission literally states that the first Surgery mission didn't take place yet. So, in the end, it's most likely that the writers of the game accidentally put the writing tense in the wrong order in the third Diagnostic mission.
* ThankingTheViewer: Done quite well in Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', when post-credit [[spoiler: Gabe speaks directly to the player, after which you are treated to a message from all doctors thanking you.]]



*** Patients in the second game use names from ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', another medical drama. Also, some doctors borrow one of their names from these four series. Examples: you have Derek Stiles vs. Derek Sheppard, Dr. Robert Chase from House and Dr. Tyler Chase from Trauma Center are both blond, and to some extent Adel is a SpearCounterpart to Adelle from Grey's Anatomy.

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*** Patients in the second game use names from ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', another medical drama. Also, some doctors borrow one of their names from these four series. Examples: you have Derek Stiles vs. Derek Sheppard, Dr. Robert Chase from House ''House'' and Dr. Tyler Chase from Trauma Center ''Trauma Center'' are both blond, and to some extent Adel is a SpearCounterpart to Adelle from Grey's Anatomy.''Grey's Anatomy''.



** The Japanese titles for Trauma Center games include 超執刀 (super surgeon), which is also displayed when the player gets an S Rank.

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** The Japanese titles for Trauma Center ''Trauma Center'' games include 超執刀 (super surgeon), which is also displayed when the player gets an S Rank.



** And yet they all seem to be there for Trauma Team, particularly in Diagnosis. [[spoiler: Searching for a cure to them even motivates the events that start the viral outbreak.]]

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** And yet they all seem to be there for Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', particularly in Diagnosis. [[spoiler: Searching for a cure to them even motivates the events that start the viral outbreak.]]



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The games like to throw in at least one mission that has nothing to do with operating, such as defusing a bomb in the original and Second Opinion.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The games like to throw in at least one mission that has nothing to do with operating, such as defusing a bomb in the original and Second Opinion.''Second Opinion''.



** It's not said very clearly, but GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in Under The Knife than it did in the remake.

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** It's not said very clearly, but GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in Under ''Under The Knife Knife'' than it did in the remake.
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* EvilIsNotWellLit: The GUILT research labs in ''Under the Knife'' and ''Under the Knife 2''.
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** The Japanese titles for Trauma Center games include 超執刀 (super surgeon), which is also displayed when the player gets an S Rank.
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