History Videogame / GhostTrick

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** [[spoiler:Yomiel wants to get revenge on everyone who was involved in his arrest (and therefore his fiancé's death.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yomiel wants to get revenge on everyone who was involved in his arrest (and therefore his fiancé's death.fiancée's death).]]



** [[spoiler:Cabanela wants to protect Lynne and clear Jowd's name while saving Jowd from being executed.]]

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** [[spoiler:Cabanela wants to protect Lynne and clear Jowd's name while saving Jowd from being executed. He also wants to stop the Manipulator.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: The country of the blue men. That government hired the services of the criminal organization to gain possession over the MagneticPlotDevice.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The country of the blue men. That government hired the services of the criminal organization to gain possession over the MagneticPlotDevice.GreenRocks.



* LockedInARoom: One of the {{Big Bad}}s gets trapped in [[spoiler:the submarine]] with the heroes, and their animosity goes away as they come up with a plan to escape. Basically, the BigBad has a HeelFaceTurn here after [[HeelRealization realizing how nonsensical his actions were]].



* [[SpoiledByTheManual Spoiled by the Game Box]]: You start off not knowing your own name. The back of the box says your name is Sissel. To be fair, you learn it in-game as early as the second chapter.

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* [[SpoiledByTheManual Spoiled by the Game Box]]: SpoiledByTheManual: You start off not knowing your own name. The back of the box says your name is Sissel. To be fair, However, it could count as FirstEpisodeSpoiler, because you learn it in-game as early as the second chapter.



* StealthBasedMission: Several towards the end, to avoid gaining [[spoiler:Yomiel]]'s attention with your ghost tricks. [[spoiler:Subverted, since despite what happens if you fail, he actually knew you were there all along, but didn't really want to stop you.]]

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* StealthBasedMission: Several towards the end, StealthBasedMission:
** In chapter 15, you have
to avoid gaining [[spoiler:Yomiel]]'s attention with your ghost tricks. [[spoiler:Subverted, since despite what happens if you fail, he actually knew you were there all along, but didn't really want to stop you.]]



* SunglassesAtNight: Sissel [[spoiler: (actually Yomiel)]] always wears sunglasses, even though the game takes place entirely during the night. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he's a ghost, and they don't hinder his vision.
** [[spoiler: Justified even more because he saw the body he thought was his wearing sunglasses, and, being a cat, he likely didn't know what those black things on the face were. With Yomiel, it's probably just because of RuleOfCool.]]

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* SunglassesAtNight: SunglassesAtNight:
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Sissel [[spoiler: (actually Yomiel)]] always wears sunglasses, even though the game takes place entirely during the night. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he's a ghost, and they don't hinder his vision.
** [[spoiler: Justified even more
[[spoiler:Justified because he saw the body he thought was his wearing sunglasses, and, being a cat, he likely didn't know what those black things on the face were. With Yomiel, it's were.]]
** [[spoiler:Yomiel, the one who deliberately sports these glasses,]]
probably just does so because of [[spoiler:he's a ghost, and they don't hinder his vision]]. Or maybe because RuleOfCool.]]
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* BigBad: The Manipulator [[spoiler: (AKA, Yomiel, Sissel's pet owner)]]
** BiggerBad: The blue man group from parts unknown. In fact, Sith is the villain who accomplishes all of his goals and never faces any recriminations.
* BigGood: It's technically Ray/[[spoiler:Missile]]. A very effective one in the end.

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* BigBad: The Manipulator [[spoiler: (AKA, Yomiel, Sissel's pet owner)]]
** BiggerBad: The blue man group from parts unknown. In fact, Sith is the villain who accomplishes all
BigBadDuumvirate: There are two {{Big Bad}}s in this story. They've made a deal of his goals and never faces any recriminations.
mutual benefit, but each of them has a separate agenda.
* BigGood: It's technically Ray/[[spoiler:Missile]]. A very effective one [[spoiler:He manipulates Sissel in such a way that Sissel ends up at the end.right place (the submarine) at the right time to avert Yomiel's death, preventing the events of the night from happening. It's a ''10-year-long'' time travel gambit.]]



* GreenRocks: [[spoiler:Sissel's ghost tricks]] are a by-product of the Temsik Meteor. The same goes for any dead person in its radius. [[spoiler:Yomiel]] was directly struck by it, turning him into a walking generator of Temsik radiation.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The country of the blue men. That government hired the services of the criminal organization to gain possession over the MagneticPlotDevice.
* GreenRocks: [[spoiler:Sissel's ghost tricks]] are a by-product of the Temsik Meteor. The same goes for any dead person that dies in its radius. [[spoiler:Yomiel]] was directly struck by it, turning him into a walking generator of Temsik radiation.


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* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Kinda {{downplayed|Trope}} with Pigeon Man. His head is at Lynne's chest level, which would make him around 5 feet tall. Maybe a little shorter.
* MisterBig: [[spoiler:Commander Sith]] is very short (possibly even more than Dandy), but still the leader of the criminal organization. He has a large manservant to contrast.
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* NearVillainVictory: Let's put it like this: [[spoiler:Sissel is only able to "win" by undoing the events of ''the entire game'' and stopping Yomiel from dying in Temsik Park in the first place. The situation he leaves behind is a complete failure.]]
** Even if Sissel was able to save [[spoiler:Jowd without going into Yomiel's body near the end, it wouldn't really matter as they likely couldn't get back to the submarine where Lynne and Kamila were. Sith also already had the meteorite fragment with him and it seemed even more unlikely for the protagonists to get to wherever he ended up.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: Let's put it like this: [[spoiler:Sissel is only able to "win" by undoing the events of ''the entire game'' and stopping Yomiel from dying in Temsik Park in the first place. The situation he leaves behind is a complete failure.]]
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Even if Sissel was able to save [[spoiler:Jowd Jowd without going into Yomiel's body near the end, it wouldn't really matter as they likely couldn't get back to the submarine where Lynne and Kamila were. Sith also already had the meteorite fragment with him and it seemed even more unlikely for the protagonists to get to wherever he ended up.]]



* NonHumanSidekick: Sissel may view Missile as this [[spoiler:until Sissel finds out that he is a [[NotSoDifferent cat]].]]
** So actually [[spoiler:Sissel was this to Lynne.]]

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* NonHumanSidekick: Sissel may view Missile as this [[spoiler:until Sissel finds out that he is a [[NotSoDifferent cat]].]]
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So actually [[spoiler:Sissel Sissel was this to Lynne.]]



* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:Cabanela]] and [[spoiler:Jowd]], respectively.

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* RedOniBlueOni: RedOniBlueOni:
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[[spoiler:Cabanela]] and [[spoiler:Jowd]], respectively.



* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Memry, the waitress at the Chicken Kitchen, mentions that it's her last day working there. She is ''almost'' killed by a speeding truck crashing into the restaurant, but is saved at the last minute by Lynne pushing her out of the way.
** Also [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]: She's only been working there for two days. [[spoiler: As an undercover cop, so she wasn't really going to work there long to begin with.]]]].

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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Memry, the waitress at the Chicken Kitchen, mentions that it's her last day working there. She is ''almost'' killed by a speeding truck crashing into the restaurant, but is saved at the last minute by Lynne pushing her out of the way.
** Also [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]: She's
way. The trope is further PlayedWith when you discover that she's only been working there for two days. [[spoiler: As an undercover cop, so she wasn't really going to work there long to begin with.]]]].]]



* SamaritanSyndrome: Sissel has this in spades. He constantly [[BlatantLies says]] that [[ItsAllAboutMe he's only interested]] in finding [[WhoDunnitToMe the answers]] to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia his own identity]], but it doesn't really match up with what he does. When he sees a young woman [[BloodlessCarnage shot to death]], he states that he's not the kind of guy who'll leave a woman dead like trash in a junkyard, and revives her. He then goes around [[DeathIsCheap saving the lives of pretty much every dead person]] he comes across (and there's a ''bunch'') whether they're of great use to him or not because, damn it, he might [[CelestialDeadline only have until dawn]] before [[DeaderThanDead he disappears forever]], but [[{{Determinator}} no one's dying on]] ''[[{{Determinator}} his]]'' [[{{Determinator}} watch]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the [[AlternateContinuity original timeline,]] where the young woman died and he... [[WhatTheHellHero left her dead like trash in a junkyard]].]]
** This is easily explainable by a key word: [[spoiler: He doesn't THINK he's the type of guy who'd leave a dead woman lying around. As it turns out, his Samaritan Syndrome is merely caused by who he perceived himself to be when he was told.]]

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* SamaritanSyndrome: Sissel has this in spades. He constantly [[BlatantLies says]] that [[ItsAllAboutMe he's only interested]] in finding [[WhoDunnitToMe the answers]] to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia his own identity]], but it doesn't really match up with what he does. When he sees a young woman [[BloodlessCarnage shot to death]], he states that he's not the kind of guy who'll leave a woman dead like trash in a junkyard, and revives her. He then goes around [[DeathIsCheap saving the lives of pretty much every dead person]] he comes across (and there's a ''bunch'') whether they're of great use to him or not because, damn it, he might [[CelestialDeadline only have until dawn]] before [[DeaderThanDead he disappears forever]], but [[{{Determinator}} no one's dying on]] ''[[{{Determinator}} his]]'' [[{{Determinator}} watch]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the [[AlternateContinuity original timeline,]] timeline]], where the young woman died and he... [[WhatTheHellHero left her dead like trash in a junkyard]].]]
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This is easily explainable by a key word: [[spoiler: He he doesn't THINK he's the type of guy who'd leave a dead woman lying around. As it turns out, his Samaritan Syndrome is merely caused by who he perceived himself to be when he was told.]]



* SchmuckBait: In Chapter 15, you have to swap a bullet already in motion with something of the same shape that wouldn't be lethal. If you don't do any other tricks before that point, there's [[spoiler:a hard hat]] on the wall nearby that you can use. Ask yourself this: How would this object impact someone's skull if it were traveling at bullet velocity? Ask Cabanela -- it ain't pretty.
-->'''Pigeon-Headed Man''': [[{{Understatement}} That didn't go well.]]
** As darkly funny as that was, it gets inverted when Missile attempts to save [[spoiler:Yomiel]] by swapping out another bullet for a sweet potato. The potato hits him with such force, [[spoiler:he careens backward and gets ''impaled on a lamppost'']]. Oops. (This particular {{bait and switch}}, however, is scripted.)

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* SchmuckBait: SchmuckBait:
**
In Chapter 15, you have to swap a bullet already in motion with something of the same shape that wouldn't be lethal. If you don't do any other tricks before that point, there's [[spoiler:a hard hat]] on the wall nearby that you can use. Ask yourself this: How would this object impact someone's skull if it were traveling at bullet velocity? Ask Cabanela -- it ain't pretty.
-->'''Pigeon-Headed --->'''Pigeon-Headed Man''': [[{{Understatement}} That didn't go well.]]
** As darkly funny as that the first example was, it gets inverted when Missile attempts to save [[spoiler:Yomiel]] by swapping out another bullet for a sweet potato. The potato hits him with such force, [[spoiler:he careens backward and gets ''impaled on a lamppost'']]. Oops. (This particular {{bait and switch}}, however, is scripted.)



* SdrawkcabName: Temsik Park [[spoiler:(and, by extension, the Temsik meteor)]] - "Temsik" is "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet kismet]]" backwards, an Urdu word meaning "fate".

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* SdrawkcabName: SdrawkcabName:
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Temsik Park [[spoiler:(and, by extension, the Temsik meteor)]] - "Temsik" is "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet kismet]]" backwards, an Urdu word meaning "fate".



* ShootingSuperman: Poor Cabanela learns this the hard way after capping [[spoiler:Yomiel]] in the head.
** Though as it turns out, [[spoiler: Cabanela knew damn well that it wouldn't kill him; the bullet had a ''tracker'' placed in it!]]

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* ShootingSuperman: Poor Cabanela learns this the hard way after capping [[spoiler:Yomiel]] in the head.
** Though
head. [[spoiler:Though, as it turns out, [[spoiler: Cabanela knew damn well that it wouldn't kill him; the bullet had a ''tracker'' placed in it!]]



* SoundtrackDissonance: It is a little jarring to see, in the ending montage, peppy music plays as [[spoiler:the foreign couple gets blown to Kingdom Come, even if they were villains]].
** [[spoiler:They only had themselves to blame for that, though.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: It is It's a little jarring to see, hear, in the ending montage, peppy music plays playing as [[spoiler:the foreign couple gets blown to Kingdom Come, even if they were villains]].
** [[spoiler:They
villains. They only had themselves to blame for that, though.]]
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* NeverTrustATrailer: One of the trailers claims that "time marches on in real time" as you play the game. This is a lie; in-game time only advances as you advance the plot, allowing you to TakeYourTime while you're in the present.
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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:Yomiel.]]

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: See the character page for [[spoiler:Yomiel.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Yomiel.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: See the character page for [[spoiler:Yomiel.]]



* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] admits that he knew about Sissel's interference but chose not to stop him. For some reason, this doesn't make saving [[spoiler:the superintendent or Cabanela]] from him any easier.
** That was specifically referring to [[spoiler:saving Lynne]]. He later elaborates on the general situation [[spoiler:by explaining that he doesn't have time control powers, meaning that he couldn't keep up with you]].

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* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] Kind of. One of the villains admits that he knew about Sissel's interference in his plan, but chose not to stop him. For some reason, this doesn't make saving [[spoiler:the superintendent or Cabanela]] from him any easier.
** That was specifically referring to [[spoiler:saving Lynne]]. He later elaborates on the general situation [[spoiler:by explaining that he doesn't have time control powers, meaning that
he couldn't keep up with you]].his ghost tricks, so he let Sissel protect Lynne et. al. throughout the game.



* MorphicResonance: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] constructs a mishmash body out of scrap metal. The 'head', however, is still pointy and wearing sunglasses.

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* MorphicResonance: MorphicResonance:
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[[spoiler:Yomiel]] constructs a mishmash body out of scrap metal. The 'head', however, is still pointy and wearing sunglasses.
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* DeadfootLeadfoot: Detective Rindge was driving to Chicken Kitchen while spying on the blue kindappers when he suddenly received an extreme feedback on his headphones, rendering him unconscious. The van he was driving kept accelerating, and crashed into the restaurant. The crash made the giant chicken decoration in the restaurant lose balance, and it fell on top of Lynne, killing her. It's ironic, because the one who put the bug on the kidnappers' food was an undercover policewoman from Lynne's precinct.

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* DeadfootLeadfoot: Detective Rindge was driving to Chicken Kitchen while spying on the blue kindappers when he suddenly received an extreme feedback on his headphones, rendering him unconscious. The van he was driving kept accelerating, and crashed into the restaurant. The crash made the giant chicken decoration in the restaurant lose balance, and it fell on top of Lynne, [[spoiler:Lynne, killing her. her]]. It's ironic, because the one who put the bug on the kidnappers' food was an undercover policewoman from Lynne's [[spoiler:Lynne]]'s precinct.



* DeadToBeginWith: Sissel. And Ray, who we first meet as a ghost possessing a lamp. And [[spoiler:Yomiel]].

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* DeadToBeginWith: Sissel. And The game starts with Sissel, the player character, stating that he died recently. He doesn't go to the afterlife, though: he can and will stick around the world of the living to investigate the circumstances of his death. Ray, who we the first meet as a ghost character Sissel meets, is dead too, and is currently possessing a desk lamp. And [[spoiler:Yomiel]].He will be the one who teaches Sissel the powers of the dead that will help him uncover the truth about himself.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Two of Lynne's deaths are on account of this.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Two HeroicSacrifice:
** Two
of Lynne's [[spoiler:Lynne]]'s deaths are on account occured because she tried to get someone else out of this.]]the way of an imminent danger, namely a speeding van and debris falling from the ceiling.



* LampshadeHanging: When Sissel possesses his first object, he actually expresses his disbelief that he's essentially that object now.

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* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
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When Sissel possesses his first object, he actually expresses his disbelief that he's essentially that object now.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Sissel via GhostAmnesia, of course.
** It's so bad he even forgot basic concepts, such as science, what a kidnapping is, and reading. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out that he didn't remember his life because he was living as someone else the entire time. When he finally did realize who he was, he remembered everything, revealing that he didn't remember so many basic concepts because he was a cat.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Sissel lost some memories about basic concepts via GhostAmnesia, of course.
** It's so bad he even forgot basic concepts,
such as science, what a kidnapping is, and reading. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out that he didn't remember his life because he was living as someone else the entire time. When he finally did realize who he was, he remembered everything, revealing that he didn't remember so many basic concepts because he was a cat.]]



* MexicanStandoff: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] vs. Jowd, 10 years in the past.

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* MexicanStandoff: 10 years ago, [[spoiler:Yomiel]] vs. Jowd, 10 years in escaped police custody by grabbing an officer's gun, and a certain detective pursued him all the past.way to Temsik Park. The detective made a warning shot, and then [[spoiler:Yomiel]] took a kid hostage. Both men pointed at one another for some time until the Temsik meteorite landed on the park and took [[spoiler:Yomiel]]'s life, ending the struggle.
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* AlwaysClose: Completing some puzzles long before your time runs out still has you averting fate in this way despite the cause of death not arriving for another minute or so. The earliest this happens is [[spoiler:when you save Missile]]. Many other puzzles can only be solved in the final seconds "until death".
** It gets pretty ridiculous, considering that the way to prevent quite a few deaths is to wait until the absolute final ''milliseconds'' before a person's death, usually to [[spoiler:swap a bullet that's hanging in midair ''centimetres from the victim's face.'']] Fortunately, the player doesn't have to time these, as the game pauses automatically at the crucial moment.

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* AlwaysClose: Completing some puzzles long before your time runs out still has you averting fate in this way despite the cause of death not arriving for another minute or so. The earliest this happens is [[spoiler:when you save Missile]]. Many other puzzles can only be solved in the final seconds "until death".
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death". It gets pretty ridiculous, considering that the way to prevent quite a few deaths is to wait until the absolute final ''milliseconds'' before a person's death, usually to [[spoiler:swap a bullet that's hanging in midair ''centimetres from the victim's face.'']] Fortunately, the player doesn't have to time these, as the game pauses automatically at the crucial moment.



* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The "foreigners" are identifiable by their blue skin.
** Including [[spoiler: the blue medical examiner]], though you don't get confirmation until later in the game.
* AmbidextrousSprite: When Lynne's portrait is facing left, her badge is on the left side of her shirt. When she's facing right, it magically migrates to the right side. Emma also switches which hand she holds her glass in when she turns around.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The "foreigners" are identifiable by their blue skin.
** Including
skin, including [[spoiler: the blue medical examiner]], though you don't get confirmation until later in the game.
* AmbidextrousSprite: AmbidextrousSprite:
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When Lynne's portrait is facing left, her badge is on the left side of her shirt. When she's facing right, it magically migrates to the right side. Emma also switches which hand she holds her glass in when she turns around.



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Yomiel]] becomes one of these after he gives up his quest for revenge.
** Many of the characters are these. Cabanela because his recklessness gave [[spoiler:Yomiel]] a gun, which he used to escape custody. Jowd because he forced [[spoiler:Yomiel into a corner, so he took Lynne hostage]]. And Kamila has a few shades of this since she built a device that ultimately [[spoiler:killed her mother.]]

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* TheAtoner: A handful of them:
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[[spoiler:Yomiel]] becomes one of these after he gives up his quest for revenge.
** Many of the characters are these. Cabanela does as well because his recklessness gave [[spoiler:Yomiel]] a gun, which he used to escape custody. custody.
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Jowd too because he forced [[spoiler:Yomiel into a corner, so he took Lynne hostage]]. hostage]].
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And last, but not least, Kamila has a few shades of this since she built a device that ultimately [[spoiler:killed ''[[spoiler:killed her own mother.]]]]''



* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: In some aspects, the country the blue people are from. In any case, they have rather odd applications of technology, like robot arms for feeding one GrapesOfLuxury, flipping tables that have phones and fruit on different sides, and [[spoiler:robotic manservants]].
** Even lampshaded by [[spoiler:Yomiel]], Jowd, and even Sith himself very early in the game.

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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: In some aspects, the country the blue people are from. In any case, they have rather odd applications of technology, like robot arms for feeding one GrapesOfLuxury, flipping tables that have phones and fruit on different sides, and [[spoiler:robotic manservants]].
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manservants]]. Even lampshaded [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[spoiler:Yomiel]], Jowd, and even Sith himself very early in the game.



* DeadfootLeadfoot: The cause of Lynne's fourth death.

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* DeadfootLeadfoot: Detective Rindge was driving to Chicken Kitchen while spying on the blue kindappers when he suddenly received an extreme feedback on his headphones, rendering him unconscious. The cause van he was driving kept accelerating, and crashed into the restaurant. The crash made the giant chicken decoration in the restaurant lose balance, and it fell on top of Lynne, killing her. It's ironic, because the one who put the bug on the kidnappers' food was an undercover policewoman from Lynne's fourth death.precinct.



* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Inspector Cabanela is initially presented as a ladder-climbing jerk]], but he only rose in the ranks so that he could monitor the Manipulator case. He also spends much of the game trying to keep Lynne safe and Jowd from being executed.

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* GoodAllAlong: GoodAllAlong:
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[[spoiler:Inspector Cabanela is initially presented as a ladder-climbing jerk]], but he only rose in the ranks so that he could monitor the Manipulator case. He also spends much of the game trying to keep Lynne safe and Jowd from being executed.



* {{Handwave}}: When Sissel asks Ray how ghosts can go back in time and that it doesn't even make any sense, Ray just replies: "We're talking about the powers of the dead, here. It doesn't have to make sense."
** Though, given how conversations between ghosts and the ghost world itself are out of time, it's not that much of a stretch to think they could go back to a previous moment. Later, it's explained that [[spoiler: the MagicMeteor that gives ghosts their powers also has time-related effects as well.]]

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* {{Handwave}}: When Sissel asks Ray how ghosts can go back in time and comments that it doesn't even make any sense, Ray just replies: "We're talking about the powers of the dead, here. It doesn't have to make sense."
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" Though, given how conversations between ghosts and the ghost world itself are out of time, it's not that much of a stretch to think they could go back to a previous moment. Later, it's explained that [[spoiler: the MagicMeteor that gives ghosts their powers also has time-related effects as well.]]



* HauntedFetter: One character, Ray, possessed a lamp. [[spoiler: Ray turns out to be an older version of Missile from ten years ago. Missile possessed the lamp so he could be there when Sissel died and thus coerce Sissel into saving not only the city but also everyone involved with Yomiel's case.]]

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* HauntedFetter: HauntedFetter:
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One character, Ray, possessed a lamp. [[spoiler: Ray turns out to be an older version of Missile from ten years ago. Missile possessed the lamp so he could be there when Sissel died and thus coerce Sissel into saving not only the city but also everyone involved with Yomiel's case.]]



* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Kamila is wearing headphones in Chapter 2 when Missile gets shot. When Sissel rewinds time to save him, he is effectively told that once Kamila puts the headphones on the level will be unwinnable, as the goal is to make sure she and Missile are hidden before Tengo enters.

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* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: HeadphonesEqualIsolation:
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Kamila is wearing headphones in Chapter 2 when Missile gets shot. When Sissel rewinds time to save him, he is effectively told that once Kamila puts the headphones on the level will be unwinnable, as the goal is to make sure she and Missile are hidden before Tengo enters.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Sith and [[spoiler:Yomiel]] have conspired to kill ''everyone'' who knows about the [[spoiler:Temsik meteor]].
** [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Yomiel, he and Sith have different ideas about the definition of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness “everyone”]].]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Sith and [[spoiler:Yomiel]] have conspired to kill ''everyone'' who knows about the [[spoiler:Temsik meteor]].
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meteor]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Yomiel, he and Sith have different ideas about the definition of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness “everyone”]].]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: Early on, Sissel discovers that the ghost of the recently deceased dog Missile has tagged along with him into the past to prevent his death. Missile doesn't bat an eye at such a feat, reasoning that if his master can walk on two feet and he can't, he shouldn't find it weird that Sissel can walk through time and he can't. The worst part? ''Sissel agrees with his line of reasoning.''
** [[spoiler:Somewhat {{justified}} when it turns out Sissel is actually also a four-legged creature like Missile, namely a cat.]]

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Early on, Sissel discovers that the ghost of the recently deceased dog Missile has tagged along with him into the past to prevent his death. Missile doesn't bat an eye at such a feat, reasoning that if his master can walk on two feet and he can't, he shouldn't find it weird that Sissel can walk through time and he can't. The worst part? ''Sissel agrees with his line of reasoning.''
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'' [[spoiler:Somewhat {{justified}} when it turns out Sissel is actually also a four-legged creature like Missile, namely a cat.]]
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: When Sissel uses the powers of the dead, the world of the dead is red. When [[spoiler:Missile]] uses them, it's green, and when [[spoiler:Yomiel]] uses them, it's blue.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedForYourConvenience:
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When Sissel uses the powers of the dead, the world of the dead is red. When red; when [[spoiler:Missile]] uses them, it's green, green; and when [[spoiler:Yomiel]] uses them, it's blue.



* ContrivedCoincidence: [[spoiler:Anything involving the Temsik Meteorite... and Sissel's true death.]]
** The best example is when [[spoiler:Missile dies the second time]] because [[spoiler:he dies literally in ''just'' the right place]] for the plot to continue. Basically if that hadn't happened exactly where it did, everything would have hit a standstill and everyone would have been screwed.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: [[spoiler:Anything involving the Temsik Meteorite... and Sissel's true death.]]
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]] The best example is when [[spoiler:Missile dies the second time]] because [[spoiler:he dies literally in ''just'' the right place]] for the plot to continue. Basically if that hadn't happened exactly where it did, everything would have hit a standstill and everyone would have been screwed.



* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Sissel is forced to do some pretty unfair things to a rat in Chapter 13. In fact, barring one case, you are pretty mean to rats in general. Then again, [[spoiler:Sissel ''is'' a cat]]...

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption:
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Sissel is forced to do some pretty unfair things to a rat in Chapter 13. In fact, barring one case, you are pretty mean to rats in general. Then again, [[spoiler:Sissel ''is'' a cat]]...



* DeathAsComedy: People die so many times that even they can find their own deaths amusing if they're ludicrous enough. It helps that we know the deaths won't stick.
** The record holder in that game is Lynne, who dies a grand total of [[spoiler: five times]] (not counting preventable deaths or repeats), and in [[TheManyDeathsOfYou increasingly absurd ways]] each time[[hottip:*:(by shotgun, by sniper rifle, by Rube Goldberg device, by giant roast chicken, and by explosion in a submarine)]]. At one point Sissel suspects that she's doing it on purpose.

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* DeathAsComedy: People die so many times that even they can find their own deaths amusing if they're ludicrous enough. It helps that we know the deaths won't stick.
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stick. The record holder in that game is Lynne, who dies a grand total of [[spoiler: five times]] (not counting preventable deaths or repeats), and in [[TheManyDeathsOfYou increasingly absurd ways]] each time[[hottip:*:(by shotgun, by sniper rifle, by Rube Goldberg device, by giant roast chicken, and by explosion in a submarine)]]. At one point Sissel suspects that she's doing it on purpose.



* DisproportionateRetribution: While the assassins may deserve what they get, it may seem excessive that the hard-nosed (if AffablyEvil) kidnappers are [[spoiler:blown up and Yomiel gets 10 years for escaping police custody]] after being falsely accused.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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While the assassins may deserve what they get, it may seem excessive that the hard-nosed (if AffablyEvil) kidnappers are [[spoiler:blown up and Yomiel gets 10 years for escaping police custody]] after being falsely accused.



* DivingSave: Lynne shoves a waitress out of the path of a speeding van. Later, Cabanela does this in an attempt to save [[spoiler:Pigeon Man]] from getting blown up by TNT.
** Cabanela's into this, as he attempts to stop Lynne's second death the same way, but he notices the sniper too late.

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* DivingSave: DivingSave:
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Lynne shoves a waitress out of the path of a speeding van. Later, van.
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Cabanela does this in an attempt to save [[spoiler:Pigeon Man]] from getting blown up by TNT.
** Cabanela's into this, as he attempts
tries to stop Lynne's second death the same way, but he notices the sniper too late.late. Later, he does this again in an attempt to save [[spoiler:Pigeon Man]] from getting blown up by TNT.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: The Police Chief, of all people. Apparently he has itchy toes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: DoesNotLikeShoes:
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The Police Chief, of all people. Apparently he has itchy toes.



* EveryoneIsRelated: Jowd believes that he, Lynne, and Sissel all met [[spoiler:10 years ago when the meteor landed in the park]]. He's more right than he knows: The man [[spoiler:he ''thinks'' is Sissel was actually Yomiel]], but Sissel was indeed present -- [[spoiler:as a stray kitten]].
** As the game progresses, it's eventually shown that almost everyone is connected - a fact that the game [[LampshadeHanging points out]].

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* EveryoneIsRelated: Jowd believes that he, Lynne, and Sissel all met [[spoiler:10 years ago when the meteor landed in the park]]. He's more right than he knows: The the man [[spoiler:he ''thinks'' is Sissel was actually Yomiel]], but Sissel was indeed present -- [[spoiler:as a stray kitten]].
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kitten]]. As the game progresses, it's eventually shown that almost everyone is connected - a fact that the game [[LampshadeHanging points out]].



* FourIsDeath: Sissel can rewind time to four minutes before a death he's trying to prevent. [[spoiler:As can Missile, but ''not'' Yomiel. The latter admits that he would prevent Sissel from dying if he could—and by "Sissel", he means both the cat and his fiancée.]]

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* FourIsDeath: FourIsDeath:
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Sissel can rewind time to four minutes before a death he's trying to prevent. [[spoiler:As can Missile, but ''not'' Yomiel. The latter admits that he would prevent Sissel from dying if he could—and by "Sissel", he means both the cat and his fiancée.]]



* GambitPileup: The entire reason for the plot.

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* GambitPileup: The entire reason for the plot.plot:



* GhostlyGoals: You play as Sissel, who has recently died; his goal is to find out how he died and why. [[spoiler: The form he takes is actually Yomiel's body, and Yomiel himself has a goal of getting revenge on the people who he blames for his death. Sissel turns out to be a cat who was Yomiel's only friend during the ten years following Yomiel's death; Sissel couldn't remember who he was or how he died because he had taken Yomiel's form instead of his own.]]

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* GhostlyGoals: GhostlyGoals:
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You play as Sissel, who has recently died; his goal is to find out how he died and why. [[spoiler: The form he takes is actually Yomiel's body, and Yomiel himself has a goal of getting revenge on the people who he blames for his death. Sissel turns out to be a cat who was Yomiel's only friend during the ten years following Yomiel's death; Sissel couldn't remember who he was or how he died because he had taken Yomiel's form instead of his own.]]
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* BadassLongcoat: Inspector Cabanela has a pure white trenchcoat that signifies his spotless record. [[spoiler: And there's the awesome moment later in the game is when Detective Jowd re-dons his own trenchcoat, symbolizing his transition from fatalistic DeathSeeker to proactively pursuing the manipulator.]]

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* BadassLongcoat: Inspector Cabanela has a pure white trenchcoat that signifies his spotless record. [[spoiler: And there's the awesome moment later in the game is when Detective Jowd re-dons his own trenchcoat, symbolizing his transition from fatalistic DeathSeeker to proactively pursuing the manipulator.]]]] Lynne also wears an awesome yellow longcoat, presumably to look like her idol, Detective Jowd.



* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Jowd, when Sissel tries to erase his death. Granted, the guy ''[[DeathSeeker wanted]]'' to die, but he doesn't have to be such a [[DeadpanSnarker smartass]] about it.

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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible:
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Jowd, when Sissel tries to erase his death. Granted, the guy ''[[DeathSeeker wanted]]'' to die, but he doesn't have to be such a [[DeadpanSnarker smartass]] about it.



* BookEnds: Sissel trying to hurl his body around the junkyard, with no results. [[spoiler:Yomiel]] tries it in the climax, and succeeds.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Sissel trying to hurl his body around the junkyard, with no results. [[spoiler:Yomiel]] tries it in the climax, and succeeds.



* ChekhovsGun: The music box is the most obvious example. However, several "minor" things you see and run into near the beginning take on much more significant meaning as more is revealed. Particularly the [[RubeGoldbergDevice Robinson-Goldberg device]], Sissel's bag, and "the rock of the gods".

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The music box is the most obvious example. However, several "minor" things you see and run into near the beginning take on much more significant meaning as more is revealed. Particularly the [[RubeGoldbergDevice Robinson-Goldberg device]], Sissel's bag, and "the rock of the gods".



* ChekhovsGunman: In the order you first see them: Ray, the [[spoiler:black cat]] (which gets vignetted in Chapter 1, but is not commented on), and Pigeon Man.
** And {{parodied|Trope}}, with [[spoiler:Yomiel]] revealing that armed government agents constantly patrol Temsik Park. Sissel flashes back to the "Guardian of the Park".

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* ChekhovsGunman: In the order you first see them: Ray, the [[spoiler:black cat]] (which gets vignetted in Chapter 1, but is not commented on), and Pigeon Man.
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Man. And {{parodied|Trope}}, with [[spoiler:Yomiel]] revealing that armed government agents constantly patrol Temsik Park. Sissel flashes back to the "Guardian of the Park".
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* DudeMagnet: Lynne, and how!

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* DudeMagnet: Lynne, Lynne is considered to be very pretty by many characters in this game. Ray and how!many policemen directly comment on this. In fact, one of the latter falls in LoveAtFirstSight with her, and greatly laments one of her deaths. Seems like Lynne is aware of her beauty, as proved by her speech after the guardian of the park stares at her after being revived. It also might have been a joke, though, considering her less than serious nature:
-->'''Lynne''': He's mesmerized by my beauty.
:: :Sissel, though, seems to be unattracted to her. It makes sense when you complete the game, actually, as [[spoiler:Sissel is a cat]].
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