History Videogame / Psychonauts

23rd May '17 9:24:38 PM Etheru
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* ArcVillain: The mental worlds of the various Thorney Tower residents have their own antagonists and problems, generally unrelated to [[spoiler:Oleander]] and Loboto's plans.
** Black Velvetopia has El Odio, who bothers Raz and Edgar frequently throughout the level, as well as plaguing Edgar's mind. [[spoiler:At least until the final stretch, where it's revealed El Odio is his pent up anger, and Dingo and Lampita take over after it becomes clear they're the main cause of his suffering.]]
** While Crispin Whitehead played a part in Fred's mental state, Waterloo World's antagonist is the genetic memory of Napoleon Bonaparte, who's constantly playing against Fred in a game of Waterloo-O until he wins.
** The Phantom/[[spoiler:Jasper Rolls]] in Gloria's Theater, who sabotages the play and causes particular grief for Bonita.
23rd May '17 3:12:28 PM Etheru
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* BoringButPractical: The basic PSI blast tends to make quick work of enemies, has plenty of ammo, and the upgrades for it chain to other enemies, making it surprisingly good at crowd-clearing.
13th Apr '17 4:27:54 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: All mental worlds can be revisited to gather stuff you've missed, so almost no item in those places is LostForever. (In fact, gathering items after a level is cleared is usually the better option, because it often means that the monsters are gone too.) However, since all of the (very) extensive dialogue branches depend the situation, it's almost impossible to hear every line of dialogue in the game. A few of the achievements and achievement-related items can be missed, however, such as the "Made Man" achievement and one of the [[OneUp golden helmets]]. There is a major point of no return, which creates an autosave beforehand.



* MeaningfulName: See "PunnyName" below.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: All mental worlds can be revisited to gather stuff you've missed, so almost no item in those places is lost for good. [[note]]In fact, gathering items after a level is cleared is usually the better option, because it often means that the monsters are gone too.[[/note]] However, since all of the (very) extensive dialogue branches depend the situation, it's almost impossible to hear every line of dialogue in the game. A few of the achievements and achievement-related items can be missed, however, such as the "Made Man" achievement and one of the [[OneUp golden helmets]]. There is a major point of no return, which creates an autosave beforehand.
11th Apr '17 1:44:12 PM rjd1922
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11th Apr '17 1:44:08 PM rjd1922
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* ParentsAsPeople: [[spoiler:Raz's father,]] in a very interesting {{Subversion}}/{{Deconstruction}} of the AbusiveParent trope.

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* ParentsAsPeople: [[spoiler:Raz's father,]] in a very interesting {{Subversion}}/{{Deconstruction}} {{Subversion}}[=/=]{{Deconstruction}} of the AbusiveParent trope.



* UnreliableNarrator: One twist that happens late into the game is the revelation that [[spoiler:Raz's father isn't anything like his son describes him to be. Raz believes that his father [[FantasticRacism hates psychics]], [[BoomerangBigot despite being psychic himself]], and has been training him in acrobatics either to stamp the powers out of him or [[OffingTheOffspring kill him]], whichever came first. This is in no way close to the truth, Raz just severely misinterpreted his actions.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: One twist that happens late into the game is the revelation that [[spoiler:Raz's father isn't anything like his son describes him to be. Raz believes that his father [[FantasticRacism hates psychics]], [[BoomerangBigot [[YouAreWhatYouHate despite being psychic himself]], and has been training him in acrobatics either to stamp the powers out of him or [[OffingTheOffspring kill him]], whichever came first. This is in no way close to the truth, Raz just severely misinterpreted his actions.]]
4th Apr '17 12:21:30 AM Aquillion
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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Oleander's dad, his cooking Oleander's bunnies is one of the roots of his psychosis]]
4th Apr '17 12:08:04 AM Aquillion
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* BlackBugRoom: Many of them. The most noteworthy example would probably be the one hidden in [[spoiler:Milla's mind]], as she's [[HiddenDepths probably the only character you]] ''[[HiddenDepths wouldn't]]'' [[HiddenDepths expect to have one]], and its [[NightmareFuel among]] [[TearJerker the]] [[AdultFear worst]].

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* BlackBugRoom: Many of them. The most noteworthy example would probably be the one hidden in [[spoiler:Milla's mind]], as she's [[HiddenDepths probably the only character you]] ''[[HiddenDepths wouldn't]]'' [[HiddenDepths expect to have one]], and its [[NightmareFuel among]] [[TearJerker the]] [[AdultFear worst]]. WordOfGod is that this is actually how a ''healthy'' mind is meant to work, compartmentalizing and managing tragic experiences rather than letting them taint everything.
28th Mar '17 12:54:03 PM Golondrina
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* MissionControl: Ford Cruller, who's also the OldMaster.
26th Mar '17 1:35:17 PM rjd1922
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** After you get your oarsmen badge, Crystal and Clem are [[spoiler: contemplating suicide]] on top of the lodge. Crystal says something along the lines of "we're going to become so powerful, aren't we?" Clem responds, [[Film/ANewHope "More powerful than you could possibly imagine."]]

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** After you get your oarsmen badge, Crystal and Clem are [[spoiler: contemplating suicide]] on top of the lodge. Crystal says something along the lines of "we're going to become so powerful, aren't we?" Clem responds, [[Film/ANewHope "More powerful than you could possibly imagine."]]
26th Mar '17 12:35:31 PM rjd1922
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* DummiedOut: Originally there was going to be a subplot involving [[spoiler: the nightmares in Milla's mindscape getting loose and abducting campers]]. Due to time constraints, unacceptable levels of scariness, or the developers realising [[spoiler:Milla would never allow her own mind to endanger children]], the subplot was dropped - but the bosses weren't, leading to ''no less than two'' [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Boss fights with one during The Milkman Conspiracy]]. [[spoiler:There are still Nightmares in Milla's mind, too, but they're firmly caged and controlled, posing no threat.]]

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* DummiedOut: Originally there was going to be a subplot involving [[spoiler: the nightmares in [[https://tcrf.net/Psychonauts Unused voice lines]] hint that Milla's mindscape getting loose and abducting campers]]. Due reaction to time constraints, unacceptable levels [[spoiler:her orphanage burning down]] could have been seen. On a lighter note, there are also lines of scariness, or the developers realising [[spoiler:Milla would never allow her own mind to endanger children]], the subplot was dropped - but the bosses weren't, leading to ''no less than two'' [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Boss fights apparently making out with one during The Milkman Conspiracy]]. [[spoiler:There are still Nightmares in Milla's mind, too, but they're firmly caged and controlled, posing no threat.]]Sasha.
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