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* LiteralAssKicking: In the common route, Aoba gives Clear the boot in an attempt to provoke him and see if he's the one who dragged him in Rhyme.
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Noise, Noiz, Noize? Rhyme or Lime? Rib or Lib? Or something else altogether?

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS:
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Is it Noise, Noiz, Noize? Rhyme or Lime? Rib or Lib? Or something else altogether?altogether?
** For Trip's [=AllMate=], is it Bertha or Welter?
** The same can be said for Mink's [=AllMate=] after he finally gives him a name: [[spoiler: Rurakan/Lulakan, Huracan, or Rulacane]]?
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Twenty years in the future, in Midorijima, an island southwest of Japan, a guy named Aoba lives with his tough-as-nails doctor granny, Tae, and his dog-type [[ArtificialIntelligence All-mate]][[note]]a form of AI who work primarily as information networks, and implicitly, companions for those who have them[[/note]], Ren. Aoba's always found it odd [[ArousedByTheirVoice how dropping his voice to a certain inflection]] could drive people to call up Heibon, the shop he's working at, to hear it again and again, buying Heibon's mechanical goods every time. But hey, it does its job, so why not make use of it? Sadly, said power can't really help him with that trio of rambunctious children that always show up at the store just to make a mess. He also has to contend with his unusual friends that are involved in gang activity that he's long since left behind. His life is an amicable one, although as with all who've been left to carry their lives out in the Old Resident District in the years of Toue's acquisition of Midorijima, it is by no means prosperous. In those ensuing years, a game called "Ribsteez" (also known as "Rib") rose in popularity, in which gangs of young men would go out of their way to engage in turf wars against one another. More recently, another competitor have been taking over people's interests; a game called "Rhyme," whose participants and their watchers scatter throughout the city to engage in fights that unfold on a virtual reality but are seen right before their eyes. Anyone can play "Rhyme" if they have an All-mate and the fights are mediated and started by Usui, a judge with a female appearance and a male voice who randomly appears to signal the start of a match. Recently, a trend of "drive-by" matches have started, where people can force others into a "Rhyme" match with no mediation by Usui and most dangerously, any injuries taken during the game can impact the player's health in real life.

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Twenty years in the future, in Midorijima, an island southwest of Japan, a guy named Aoba lives with his tough-as-nails doctor granny, Tae, and his dog-type [[ArtificialIntelligence All-mate]][[note]]a [=AllMate=]]][[note]]a form of AI who work primarily as information networks, and implicitly, companions for those who have them[[/note]], Ren. Aoba's always found it odd [[ArousedByTheirVoice how dropping his voice to a certain inflection]] could drive people to call up Heibon, the shop he's working at, to hear it again and again, buying Heibon's mechanical goods every time. But hey, it does its job, so why not make use of it? Sadly, said power can't really help him with that trio of rambunctious children that always show up at the store just to make a mess. He also has to contend with his unusual friends that are involved in gang activity that he's long since left behind. His life is an amicable one, although as with all who've been left to carry their lives out in the Old Resident District in the years of Toue's acquisition of Midorijima, it is by no means prosperous. In those ensuing years, a game called "Ribsteez" (also known as "Rib") rose in popularity, in which gangs of young men would go out of their way to engage in turf wars against one another. More recently, another competitor have been taking over people's interests; a game called "Rhyme," whose participants and their watchers scatter throughout the city to engage in fights that unfold on a virtual reality but are seen right before their eyes. Anyone can play "Rhyme" if they have an All-mate [=AllMate=] and the fights are mediated and started by Usui, a judge with a female appearance and a male voice who randomly appears to signal the start of a match. Recently, a trend of "drive-by" matches have started, where people can force others into a "Rhyme" match with no mediation by Usui and most dangerously, any injuries taken during the game can impact the player's health in real life.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Yoshie, the woman working at the delivery office, ''really'' likes Aoba. Her All-Mate, Clara, seems to have the hots for Ren. Aoba and Ren, on the other hand, try to escape ASAP.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Yoshie, the woman working at the delivery office, ''really'' likes Aoba. Her All-Mate, [=AllMate=], Clara, seems to have the hots for Ren. Aoba and Ren, on the other hand, try to escape ASAP.



* RealMenWearPink: Mink and his pink bandana, Noiz and his cute cube All-mate and bunny-related everything, Koujaku and his flower theme.

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* RealMenWearPink: Mink and his pink bandana, Noiz and his cute cube All-mate [=AllMate=] and bunny-related everything, Koujaku and his flower theme.
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** RE:Code replaces the sex scenes with tamer content and tones down the violence and gore, but the sexual content was replaced with more HoYay scenes. General nudity is also censored (e.g. Clear's naked apron scene now has him wearing boxers). Additionally, Mizuki has his own route in RE:Code.

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** RE:Code replaces the sex scenes with tamer content and tones down the violence and gore, but the sexual content was replaced with more HoYay homoromantic scenes. General nudity is also censored (e.g. Clear's naked apron scene now has him wearing boxers). Additionally, Mizuki has his own route in RE:Code.
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* MindScrew: It ''is'' an [=Nitro+CHiRAL=] game after all. [[spoiler: Ren's route gets the lion's share though]].

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* MindScrew: It ''is'' an a [=Nitro+CHiRAL=] game after all. [[spoiler: Ren's route gets the lion's share though]].



* NeverTrustATitle: The 'Murder' half of the title doesn't really make sense, since there are no murders performed. Though FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that the 'Murder' part actually refers to [[spoiler:Toue's brainwashing plans. Being brainwashed to the point of being brain-dead is the mental equivalent of a murder.]]

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* NeverTrustATitle: The 'Murder' "Murder" half of the title doesn't really make sense, since there are no murders performed. Though FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that the 'Murder' "Murder" part actually refers to [[spoiler:Toue's brainwashing plans. Being brainwashed to the point of being brain-dead is the mental equivalent of a murder.]]



* {{Pixellation}}: Most [=CG=] of the sex scenes has this. {{Justified|Trope}} since this is a normal rule in most {{Eroge}}.

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* {{Pixellation}}: Most [=CG=] [=CGs=] of the sex scenes has have this. {{Justified|Trope}} since this is a normal rule in most {{Eroge}}.



* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:The true form of Aoba]] and [[spoiler:Sei]] has an example of this, with [[spoiler:an overwhelming length that passes their bodies]].

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* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:The true form forms of Aoba]] and [[spoiler:Sei]] has an example are examples of this, with [[spoiler:an overwhelming length that passes extends past their bodies]].feet]].



* RedOniBlueOni: Koujaku (Red) and Noiz (Blue), also the allmates Beni (Red) and Tori (Blue)

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* RedOniBlueOni: Koujaku (Red) and Noiz (Blue), also the allmates [=AllMates=] Beni (Red) and Tori (Blue)(Blue).



* SceneryPorn: Not only there's actual porn in this VN, but the backgrounds and locations are ''gorgeously'' drawn.
* ScratchDamage: Typically, in Rhyme, even attacks which have been defended against inflict some damage.

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* SceneryPorn: Not only there's actual porn in this VN, game, but the backgrounds and locations are ''gorgeously'' drawn.
* ScratchDamage: Typically, in Rhyme, even attacks which have been defended against still inflict some damage.



* SharpDressedMan: Virus wears a dark-blue suit and tie, while Trip sports a nice WaistcoatOfStyle.
** Noiz, at the end of his route and throughout Re:Connect.
* ShipTease: Noiz in particular, who kisses Aoba and says he doesn't get why it's so weird, Koujaku who acts like he's gay for Aoba (because he is) although they pass it off as bromance at first, Clear whose insistence that Aoba is his master and that he belongs to him is the reason Noiz and Koujaku start to get really pissed off, etc. It's everywhere until Aoba starts thinking about a particular man.

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* SharpDressedMan: SharpDressedMan:
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Virus wears a dark-blue suit and tie, while Trip sports a nice WaistcoatOfStyle.
** Noiz, at the end of his route and throughout Re:Connect.
RE:Connect.
* ShipTease: Noiz in particular, who kisses Aoba and says he doesn't get why it's so weird, weird; Koujaku who acts like he's gay for Aoba (because he is) although they pass it off as bromance at first, first; Clear whose insistence that Aoba is his master and that he belongs to him is the reason Noiz and Koujaku start to get really pissed off, etc. It's everywhere until Aoba starts thinking about a particular man.



* TheStoic: Ren, though adorably so. Noiz also qualifies.

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* TheStoic: TheStoic:
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Ren, though adorably so. so.
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Noiz also qualifies.



* SuperSenses: Clear's hearing is...strange. [[spoiler:It's one of the first significant indications that Clear might not be entirely human, and more than what he seems.]]

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* SuperSenses: Clear's hearing is... strange. [[spoiler:It's one of the first significant indications that Clear might not be entirely human, and is more than what he seems.]]



* ThemeTuneCameo: Aoba's coil ringtone is the OP song.
** In addition, Aoba is also a huge fan of the Opening song's artist. One of the Drama [=CDs=] even stated that Aoba bought every CD they released. Mizuki is also a fan of them.
* TitleDrop: The title is completely nonsensical before and after it is revealed that it is based on a [[http://media.tumblr.com/8b5d3338ce6062461b6dc5698a2c62a9/tumblr_inline_moipfucb7Y1qz4rgp.png line]] said by Toue in the visual novel.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Aoba's coil ringtone is the OP song.
opening theme of the game.
** In addition, Aoba is also a huge fan of the Opening opening song's artist. One of the Drama drama [=CDs=] even stated that Aoba bought every CD they released. Mizuki is also a fan of them.
* TitleDrop: The title is completely nonsensical before and after it is revealed that it is based on a [[http://media.tumblr.com/8b5d3338ce6062461b6dc5698a2c62a9/tumblr_inline_moipfucb7Y1qz4rgp.png line]] said by Toue in the visual novel.



* {{Tsundere}}: Sure, Noiz doesn't really care for the rest of them, okay, but Aoba asked him really nicely to help him, so he did (...reveal himself to be totally eavesdropping on them)... Tch, whatever... Aoba also definitely this [[spoiler: in Koujaku's re:connect GE route.]]
* VocalDissonance: The proctor of the Rhyme Games, Usui, whose body is a pretty woman's but voice is a deep-sounding dude's. [[spoiler: Which makes sense, given that Sei is controlling her.]]
** Also, Ren. For a cute, little dog All-Mate, he has a really deep voice.

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* {{Tsundere}}: {{Tsundere}}:
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Sure, Noiz doesn't really care for the rest of them, okay, but Aoba asked him really nicely to help him, so he did (...reveal himself to be totally eavesdropping on them)... Tch, whatever...
**
Aoba is also definitely this in [[spoiler: in Koujaku's re:connect GE route.]]
Koujaku's]] route.
* VocalDissonance: VocalDissonance:
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The proctor of the Rhyme Games, Usui, whose body is a pretty woman's but voice is a deep-sounding dude's. [[spoiler: Which makes sense, given that Sei is controlling her.]]
** Also, Ren. For a cute, little dog All-Mate, [=AllMate=], he has a really deep voice.



* [[spoiler:WhatMeasureIsANonHuman]]: Clear.
* [[spoiler:WhiteHairBlackHeart]]: Averted with Clear, [[spoiler:although he was ''supposed'' to be this]]. [[spoiler:He fulfills this trope in his bad ending after being forcibly reprogrammed]].

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* [[spoiler:WhatMeasureIsANonHuman]]: Clear.
WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Clear]].
* [[spoiler:WhiteHairBlackHeart]]: WhiteHairBlackHeart:
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Averted with Clear, [[spoiler:although he was ''supposed'' to be this]]. [[spoiler:He fulfills this. He does become this trope in his bad ending after being forcibly reprogrammed]].



* {{Yakuza}}: Aside from the numerous gangs populating Midorijima, there is also a yakuza. Koujaku recognizes Trip and Virus as members of the yakuza. Not only that, [[spoiler:Koujaku himself was born into a Yakuza family]].

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* {{Yakuza}}: Aside from the numerous gangs populating Midorijima, there is are also a mentions of yakuza. Koujaku recognizes Trip and Virus as members of the yakuza. Not only that, [[spoiler:Koujaku himself was born into a Yakuza yakuza family]].



* YourMindMakesItReal: Prevalent in Rhyme drive-bys and in Aoba's excursions into other characters' {{Mental World}}s.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Aoba and Koujaku.
** Also [[spoiler:Ren in his re:connect route.]]

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* YourMindMakesItReal: Prevalent in Rhyme drive-bys Drive-Bys and in Aoba's excursions into other characters' {{Mental World}}s.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
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Aoba and Koujaku.
** Also [[spoiler:Ren in his re:connect RE:Connect route.]]
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** In [[spoiler: Noiz' and Ren's]] routes, Aoba is stuck in the respective character's [[PlaceWorseThanDeath mind]] permanently. In the former's route, [[spoiler: Aoba is subject to intense pain with Noiz in a void, both bleeding as they are stuck with each other]]. In the latter's route, [[spoiler: berserk Ren continually devours Aoba while sexually assaulting him, obsessed with the idea of being closer to Aoba. Literally]].
** In [[spoiler:Clear's]] route, [[spoiler:experimental data is extracted from Aoba, and a reprogrammed Clear treats him as a doll, going so far as to amputate his legs and [[EyeScream gouging his eyes]] out of obsession of making Aoba more like him. Devoid of free will. Clear]] is happy, but at the cost of Aoba's wellbeing.
** [[spoiler: Koujaku]]'s bad end involves [[spoiler: Aoba losing his mind because of Scrap and obeying Toue's wish for control. Koujaku himself goes insane from his tattoo, being kept like a animal in the basement by Aoba who is engaged in a violent romance with the mad man.]]

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** In [[spoiler: Noiz' Noiz and Ren's]] routes, Aoba is stuck in the respective character's [[PlaceWorseThanDeath mind]] permanently. In the former's route, [[spoiler: Aoba is subject to intense pain with Noiz in a void, both bleeding as they are stuck with each other]]. In the latter's route, [[spoiler: a berserk Ren continually devours Aoba while sexually assaulting him, obsessed with the idea of being closer to Aoba. Literally]].
** In [[spoiler:Clear's]] route, [[spoiler:experimental data is extracted from Aoba, and a reprogrammed Clear treats him as like a doll, going so far as to amputate his legs and [[EyeScream gouging his eyes]] out of obsession of making Aoba more like him. Devoid him: devoid of free will. Clear]] is happy, but at the cost of Aoba's wellbeing.
well-being.
** [[spoiler: Koujaku]]'s bad end ending involves [[spoiler: Aoba losing his mind because of Scrap and obeying Toue's wish for control. Koujaku himself goes insane from his tattoo, tattoos, being kept like a animal in the basement by Aoba who is engaged in a violent romance with the mad man.]]



* FirstPersonPerspective: Compared to the previous Nitro+[=CHiRAL=] visual novels, ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder'' is told through a first-person than a third-person point of view.

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* FirstPersonPerspective: Compared to the previous Nitro+[=CHiRAL=] visual novels, ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder'' is told through a first-person rather than a third-person point of view.



** TheSmartGuy: Noiz
** TheBigGuy: Mink. Can also double as TheTeamBenefactor, since he has...resources.
** TheSixthRanger: Clear and Ren. Clear's a bit of an odd case, in that he's a CloudCuckoolander who has a bit of all three of the above supporting characteristics, and kind of acts as an "outside" character to the others (his [[spoiler:past]] also backs this up); his loyalty to Aoba often compliments Koujaku's, he has an incredibly good senses and memory that helps them out even more than Noiz and Mink's info gathering, and he can beat up a man as well as any of them.
** TeamPet: Ren's this if not the the SixthRanger.
* FreudianTrio: Aoba. Yes, just Aoba. [[spoiler:Aoba's three Split Personalities. The normal Aoba is TheEgo which cares for morality and other's perceptions of himself, his Superpowered Evil Side is TheId that embodies his more primal and destructive urges, and Ren is TheSuperego who was originally created to maintain balance between his Ego and Id.]]

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** TheSmartGuy: Noiz
Noiz.
** TheBigGuy: Mink. Can also double as TheTeamBenefactor, since he has... resources.
** TheSixthRanger: Clear and Ren. Clear's a bit of an odd case, in that he's a CloudCuckoolander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who has a bit of all three of the above supporting characteristics, and kind of acts as an "outside" character to the others (his [[spoiler:past]] also backs this up); his loyalty to Aoba often compliments Koujaku's, he has an incredibly good senses and memory that helps them out even more than Noiz and Mink's info gathering, and he can beat up a man as well as any of them.
** TeamPet: Ren's this if not the the SixthRanger.
* FreudianTrio: Aoba. Yes, just Aoba. [[spoiler:Aoba's Aoba, since [[spoiler: he has three Split Personalities. split personalities. The normal Aoba is TheEgo which cares for morality and other's other people's perceptions of himself, his Superpowered Evil Side SuperpoweredEvilSide is TheId that embodies his more primal and destructive urges, and Ren is TheSuperego who was originally created to maintain balance between his the Ego and Id.]]



* FrozenFace: Sei, except in [[spoiler: Morphine Route]] in re:code. [[spoiler: Also Ren in early time after he switched into human.]]
* GameWithinAGame: The first major event in the game is Aoba accidentally downloading a retro RPG on his Coil. This seemingly innocuous game turns out to have major plot repercussions, especially as events that take place within it begin mysteriously occurring in the real world.

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* FrozenFace: Sei, except in [[spoiler: Morphine Route]] Mizuki's route]] in re:code. RE:Code. [[spoiler: Also Ren in early time after at first when he switched into became a human.]]
* GameWithinAGame: GameWithinAGame:
**
The first major event in the game is Aoba accidentally downloading a retro RPG on his Coil. This seemingly innocuous game turns out to have major plot repercussions, especially as events that take place within it begin mysteriously occurring in the real world.



* GasMaskLongCoat: Clear, for ([[spoiler:initially]]) no apparent reason.

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* GasMaskLongCoat: Clear, for ([[spoiler:initially]]) [[spoiler:initially]] no apparent reason.



* GoldenEnding: After completing the other routes, you can get the SecretCharacter's ending AKA the true one.
** Oddly enough, unlocking the True route also unlocks another route at the same time that only has a bad end, no good end. Though it's fairly obvious how to avoid this.

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* GoldenEnding: After completing the other routes, you can get the SecretCharacter's ending AKA the true one.
**
one. Oddly enough, unlocking the True true route also unlocks another route at the same time that only has a bad end, no good end. Though it's fairly obvious how to avoid this.



* GratuitousEnglish: '''''Everywhere'''''. Most notably, the opening theme song and ending themes for Clear, [[spoiler:Virus & Trip]], and [[spoiler:Ren]].

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* GratuitousEnglish: '''''Everywhere'''''. Most notably, the opening theme song and ending themes for Clear, [[spoiler:Virus & and Trip]], and [[spoiler:Ren]].



* {{Guardian Entity}}/{{Attack Animal}}: Allmates have the capacity to be these in Rhyme.
* GuideDangIt: Noiz's good end. It's probably the hardest to get, because some of the answers you must give him are very similar and if you fail once, it's all over. Did we mention he's the only character with two bad ends?

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* {{Guardian Entity}}/{{Attack Animal}}: Allmates [=AllMates=] have the capacity to be these in Rhyme.
* GuideDangIt: Noiz's good end.ending. It's probably the hardest to get, because some of the answers you must give him are very similar and if you fail once, it's all over. Did we mention he's the only character with two bad ends?endings?



* HatesBeingTouched: Aoba feels this about his hair, as his hair seems to carry the same senses as skin--including pain, such as when cut. ''Especially'' pain, which is why he prefers not to cut his hair. [[spoiler:He'll let Koujaku do it, though.]]

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* HatesBeingTouched: HatesBeingTouched:
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Aoba feels this about his hair, as his hair seems to carry the same senses as skin--including pain, such as when cut.skin -- including pain. ''Especially'' pain, which is why he prefers not to cut his hair. [[spoiler:He'll let Koujaku do it, though.]]



* HolodeckMalfunction: Forces Aoba to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] when pulled into Rhyme without his consent, although he doesn't have complete control over what he's doing due to [[spoiler:his TraumaInducedAmnesia]].

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* HolodeckMalfunction: Forces This forces Aoba to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] when pulled into Rhyme without his consent, although he doesn't have complete control over what he's doing due to [[spoiler:his TraumaInducedAmnesia]].



* LargeHam: The memorable seemingly-gangsta-lyfe-inspired introducer of each of Aoba's acquaintances is just about the hammiest character to ever grace sound systems for approximately two point five seconds at a time. [[CorruptCop Akushima's]] popularity (amongst the audience) can be attributed to this exact reason as well.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Shades of this with Mink and his (deliberately nonspecific) tribe. Toue's interest in Mink's people stemmed from the belief that they possessed some form of natural, scent-based mind control, and Aoba's narration makes much of the fact that Mink smells pervasively and pleasantly of cinnamon. It's never confirmed or refuted in the games, but in Mink's drama CD, [[spoiler:Mink spells out that they had no special powers, just some herbal medicines that were good for meditation and mental calm. Toue only ''thought'' they were magical, and wiped Mink's people out trying to grasp something that never existed.]] Mink's unusual smell is never really explained, however. Toue mentions though that one possibility for the smell might be the herbs they smoke and Mink is regulary seen smoking his pipe.
* MentalWorld: Aoba can enter other people's minds by touching them and looking into their eyes. These mental worlds tend to be...disturbing.
* MindControlConspiracy
** MassHypnosis
* MindScrew: It ''is'' an N+C game after all. [[spoiler: Ren's route gets the lion's share though]].
* MistakenForJunkie

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
The memorable seemingly-gangsta-lyfe-inspired introducer of each of Aoba's acquaintances is just about the hammiest character to ever grace sound systems for approximately two point five seconds at a time. time.
**
[[CorruptCop Akushima's]] popularity (amongst the audience) can be attributed to this exact reason as well.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Shades of this with Mink and his (deliberately nonspecific) tribe. tribe have shades of this. Toue's interest in Mink's people stemmed from the belief that they possessed some form of natural, scent-based mind control, and Aoba's narration makes much of the fact in his route repeatedly mentions that Mink smells pervasively and pleasantly of cinnamon. It's never confirmed or refuted in the games, but in Mink's drama CD, [[spoiler:Mink spells out that they had no special powers, just some herbal medicines that were good for meditation and mental calm.meditation. Toue only ''thought'' they were magical, and wiped Mink's people out trying to grasp something that never existed.]] Mink's unusual smell is never really explained, however. however, but Toue mentions though that one possibility for the smell might be the herbs they smoke and Mink is regulary regularly seen smoking his pipe.
* MentalWorld: Aoba can enter other people's minds by touching them and looking into their eyes. These mental worlds tend to be... disturbing.
* %%* MindControlConspiracy
** %%** MassHypnosis
* MindScrew: It ''is'' an N+C [=Nitro+CHiRAL=] game after all. [[spoiler: Ren's route gets the lion's share though]].
* MistakenForJunkie%%* MistakenForJunkie:



* MoralMyopia: Noiz
* MultipleEndings
* MythologyGag: In the [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], a sign in Junk Shop Heibon reads "It's a daisuki shonen," essentially spelling out the series' roots in BoysLove.

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* MoralMyopia: Noiz
Noiz.
* MultipleEndings
MultipleEndings: It's a visual novel; of course there's more than one possible ending.
* MythologyGag: In the [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], a sign in Junk Shop Heibon reads "It's a daisuki shonen," essentially spelling out the series' roots in BoysLove.BoysLove roots.



* NeverTrustATitle: The 'Murder' half of the title doesn't really make sense, since there are no murders performed.
** FridgeBrilliance: The 'Murder' part actually refers to [[spoiler:Toue's brainwashing plans. Being brainwashed to the point of being brain-dead is the mental equivalent of a murder.]]

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* NeverTrustATitle: The 'Murder' half of the title doesn't really make sense, since there are no murders performed.
** FridgeBrilliance: The
performed. Though FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that the 'Murder' part actually refers to [[spoiler:Toue's brainwashing plans. Being brainwashed to the point of being brain-dead is the mental equivalent of a murder.]]
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** Koujaku [[spoler: grew up being abused by his father and watching his mother be abused, and he was forced to get tattoos by Ryuuhou as part of his training to become a yakuza boss. However, the tattoos fed his anger and led him to commit total genocide on the entire compound, including his own mother. In his drama CD, it's revealed that Koujaku's been suffering from depression for nearly twelve years]].

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** Koujaku [[spoler: [[spoiler: grew up being abused by his father and watching his mother be abused, and he was forced to get tattoos by Ryuuhou as part of his training to become a yakuza boss. However, the tattoos fed his anger and led him to commit total genocide on the entire compound, including his own mother. In his drama CD, it's revealed that Koujaku's been suffering from depression for nearly twelve years]].



* CameFromTheSky: Clear, sort of. Aoba first meets him when Clear seemingly falls out of the sky in front of Heibon. As it turns out, Clear just has a bad habit of falling off of the roofs.

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* CameFromTheSky: Clear, sort of. Aoba first meets him when Clear seemingly falls out of the sky in front of Heibon. As it turns out, Clear just has a bad habit of falling off of the roofs.



* TheCharmer: Koujaku. His legion of female fans is proof of his popularity.
** [[spoiler: Which, interesting enough, proves to be mostly shallow. When Koujaku is with Aoba he is shocked and red faced when Aoba invited him in to shower with him.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Clear thanks Aoba for making him realize that the umbrella he carries around can be used during the rain, too. Clear is very much this, [[spoiler:though for good reason]].

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* TheCharmer: Koujaku. His legion of female fans is proof of his popularity.
**
popularity. [[spoiler: Which, interesting enough, proves to be mostly shallow. When Koujaku is with Aoba he is shocked and red faced red-faced when Aoba invited him in to take a shower with him.]]
together]].
* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Clear thanks Aoba for making him realize that the umbrella he carries around can be used during the rain, too. Clear is very much this, [[spoiler:though for good reason]].



* [[spoiler:CompellingVoice: It turns out that in truth Aoba can instill his will onto other people with his voice when he drops it to a certain tenor; when put in situations wherein his life may be in danger, however, an even greater power comes out and his consciousness begins to black out.]]
* ConjoinedTwins: [[spoiler: When Aoba and Sei was born, they were connected on the hair. They were separated after Aoba was pronounced 'dead'. Aoba opened his eyes after the separation, though.]]
* ContemplateOurNavels: Used more effectively than most, as in [[spoiler:Clear's]] route he and Aoba eventually have a quiet conversation about the human perception on life and death, which fits in thematically with his predicament--and perhaps refreshingly, Aoba answers all his questions in a very honest manner, trying to offer the different kinds of views humans have on the matter, and why he thinks they might have them, without condescension.

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* [[spoiler:CompellingVoice: CompellingVoice: [[spoiler: It turns out that in truth Aoba can instill his will onto other people with his voice when he drops it to a certain tenor; when put in situations wherein his life may be in danger, however, an even greater power comes out and his consciousness begins to black out.]]
* ConjoinedTwins: [[spoiler: When Aoba and Sei was born, they were connected on by the hair. They were separated after Aoba was pronounced 'dead'. appeared to be stillborn. Aoba opened his eyes after the separation, though.]]
though]].
* ContemplateOurNavels: Used more effectively than most, as in [[spoiler:Clear's]] route he and Aoba eventually have a quiet conversation about the human perception on life and death, which fits in thematically with his predicament--and predicament -- and perhaps refreshingly, Aoba answers all his questions in a very honest manner, trying to offer the different kinds of views humans have on the matter, and why he thinks they might have them, without condescension.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: You didn't think Clear could kick ass, did you Aoba? Of course he did.
** Inverted with [[spoiler: Koujaku]], he mostly appears badass, but his good ending has him being really {{adorkable}} when confessing his feelings for Aoba, [[spoiler: he even gets a bloody nose during their sex scene!]]
* {{Cyberpunk}}[=/=]PostCyberpunk: While the setting has many of the trappings of the Cyberpunk genre, it also portrays (most of) the cast being able to live normally until danger comes to the fore; that said, there's still a CrapsackWorld beneath the surface of their idyllic, day-by-day lives.
* CyberpunkIsTechno: The original games has, save from some ending themes, ElectronicMusic soundtrack produced by Japanese Electronica duo GOATBED.
** In the Anime, the soundtrack is a mix of Techno/Trance and film-scorey sounds, a la Film/TronLegacy. The opening theme and two of the ending themes are still Electronica, done by the series' original composer mentioned above.
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker]]:[[spoiler: Sei, Aoba's [[{{Twincest}} twin brother]]]]. Also [[spoiler: Mink, [[MindManipulation at least until]]...]]
* DefendCommand: In Rhyme, which it typically reduces damage taken.
* DreadlockWarrior: Mink

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
**
You didn't think Clear could kick ass, did you Aoba? Of course he did.
** Inverted with [[spoiler: Koujaku]], he mostly appears badass, but his good ending has him being really {{adorkable}} when confessing his feelings for Aoba, Aoba; [[spoiler: he even gets a bloody nose during their sex scene!]]
* {{Cyberpunk}}[=/=]PostCyberpunk: While the setting has many of the trappings of the Cyberpunk cyberpunk genre, it also portrays (most of) the cast being able to live normally until danger comes to the fore; that said, there's still hints of a CrapsackWorld beneath the surface of their idyllic, day-by-day lives.
* CyberpunkIsTechno: CyberpunkIsTechno:
**
The original games has, save from some ending themes, ElectronicMusic soundtrack produced by Japanese Electronica duo GOATBED.
** In the Anime, anime, the soundtrack is a mix of Techno/Trance and film-scorey sounds, a la Film/TronLegacy. The opening theme and two of the ending themes are still Electronica, electronica, done by the series' original composer mentioned above.
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker]]:[[spoiler: * DeathSeeker:[[spoiler: Sei, Aoba's [[{{Twincest}} twin brother]]]]. Also [[spoiler: Mink, [[MindManipulation at least until]]...]]
* DefendCommand: In Applicable in Rhyme, which it typically reduces the damage taken.
* DreadlockWarrior: MinkMink.



* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: Sei]], who isn't properly introduced until the final route of the game, and Ryuuhou, who appears only on Koujaku's route, appear in the second episode of the anime, when the story is still in the beginning stages of the common route.
* EditorialSynaesthesia: Aoba's headaches can almost be felt by the audience due to the abrupt assault of red cracks on a darkening scene, in conjunction with an eerie, pulsing ambiance.
** In an emotionally-engaging use of this trope, Clear's Jellyfish song is never directly sung to the player/viewer, with a soft, ethereal lullaby-like chorus taking its place every time he sings instead, which imparts the wonder and calming effect it has on Aoba on the player as well, whilst never having to bring up how and what he sings (although Aoba will mention that the lyrics are sweet at one point).
*** As of the 9th episode of the anime we have more lyrics to the Jellyfish Song.
-->'Sway...sway...swaying'
-->'In between the waves'
-->'Shine, shine, shining'
-->'Their voices drift far into the distance'
** The full song has been released as part of the OST. Listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8c_A_EeVsY here]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: Aoba is subject to this in some bad endings.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: Sei]], who isn't properly introduced until the final route of the game, and Ryuuhou, who appears only on Koujaku's route, appear appears in the second episode of the anime, when the story is still in the beginning early stages of the common route.
* EditorialSynaesthesia: EditorialSynaesthesia:
**
Aoba's headaches can almost be felt by the audience due to the abrupt assault of red cracks on a darkening scene, in conjunction with an eerie, pulsing ambiance.
** In an emotionally-engaging use of this trope, Clear's Jellyfish song "Jellyfish Song" is never directly sung to the player/viewer, with a soft, ethereal lullaby-like chorus taking its place every time he sings instead, which imparts the wonder and calming effect it has on Aoba on the player as well, whilst never having to bring up how and what he sings (although Aoba will mention that the lyrics are sweet at one point).
*** As The anime eventually reveals a portion of the 9th episode of actual lyrics, before the anime we have more lyrics to the Jellyfish Song.
-->'Sway...sway...swaying'
-->'In between the waves'
-->'Shine, shine, shining'
-->'Their voices drift far into the distance'
** The full song has been released as part of the OST. Listen to it
[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8c_A_EeVsY here]].
full version]] was released.
--->''Sway...sway...swaying''
--->''In between the waves''
--->''Shine, shine, shining''
--->''Their voices drift far into the distance''
* FateWorseThanDeath: Aoba is subject subjected to this in some of the bad endings.
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* ArousedByTheirVoice: A number of characters comment on it in-universe. Aoba weaponizes it to make sales, holla; it also comes in use in other crucial situations.

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* ArousedByTheirVoice: A number of characters comment on it in-universe. Aoba weaponizes it to make sales, holla; and it also comes in use in other crucial situations.



* ArtificialIntelligence: All-mates have [[PersonalityChip programmable personalities]] to be set by the user, and have a good degree of AI involved. [[spoiler:Clear and the Alphas, as well, since they're [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]]]].

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* ArtificialIntelligence: All-mates [=AllMate=] have [[PersonalityChip programmable personalities]] to be set by the user, and have a good degree of AI involved. [[spoiler:Clear and the Alphas, Alphas count as well, since they're [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]]]].



* TheBadGuyWins: In the bad endings, Aoba isn't able to succeed in using Scrap, and is thusly unable to both defeat Toue and save his love interest. In the bad ending epilogues, Toue's EvilPlan succeeding is usually acknowledged in passing.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Aoba and Ren get dragged into a Rhyme match with a person wearing a rabbit head [[spoiler:who is later revealed to have been Noiz]]. [[spoiler: Later, Aoba must face a berserk Ren in his mind.]]
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: Aoba when pushed into it; more-so when on the routes of those with a more active mentality.

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* TheBadGuyWins: In the bad endings, Aoba isn't able to succeed in using Scrap, Scrap properly, and is thusly unable to both defeat Toue and save his love interest. In the bad ending epilogues, Toue's EvilPlan succeeding is usually acknowledged in passing.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind:
** In the beginning of the game,
Aoba and Ren get dragged into a Rhyme match with a person wearing a rabbit head [[spoiler:who is later revealed to have been Noiz]]. Noiz]].
**
[[spoiler: Later, In the secret route, Aoba must face a berserk Ren in his mind.]]
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: BewareOfTheNiceOnes:
**
Aoba when pushed into it; more-so when on the routes of those with a more active mentality.



* BewareTheQuietOnes: Ren is the one who [[spoiler:executes Aoba's Rhyme commands]], after all.
** Let's not forget [[spoiler:Ren's own bad end]], either.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Ren is the one who [[spoiler:executes Aoba's Rhyme commands]], after all.
**
all. Let's not forget [[spoiler:Ren's [[spoiler:his own bad end]], either.



* BeYourself: Invoked in [[spoiler:Clear's]] good ending, where the player must [[spoiler: not choose any options when using Scrap on Clear's mind, allowing him to choose for himself.]]

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* BeYourself: Invoked in [[spoiler:Clear's]] good ending, where the player must [[spoiler: not choose any options either option when using Scrap on Clear's mind, allowing him to choose for himself.]]



* BleachedUnderpants: The anime adaptation lacks sexual content and overt BL aside from Noiz kissing Aoba in episode 3. This is not the case with the bad ending OVA, which is more explicit than the TV anime, although still toned down compared to the games.
** Re:code replaces sex scenes with tamer content and tones down violence and gore, but the sexual content was replaced with more HoYay scenes. General nudity is also censored (e.g Clear's naked apron scene now has him wearing boxers). Additionally, Mizuki has his own route in re:code.

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* BleachedUnderpants: BleachedUnderpants:
**
The anime adaptation lacks sexual content and overt BL aside from Noiz kissing Aoba in episode 3. This is not the case with the bad ending OVA, which is more explicit than the TV anime, although the explicitness is still toned down compared to the games.
** Re:code RE:Code replaces the sex scenes with tamer content and tones down the violence and gore, but the sexual content was replaced with more HoYay scenes. General nudity is also censored (e.g g. Clear's naked apron scene now has him wearing boxers). Additionally, Mizuki has his own route in re:code.RE:Code.



** BrainwashedAndCrazy: In [[spoiler: Noiz']] route, said character is hypnotized using Grand Music and is sent to defeat Aoba.
*** Happens to [[spoiler: Mizuki and Dry Juice (courtesy of Morphine),]] as one of the main conflicts in the common route.
*** Also [[spoiler: Happens to Akushima in Noiz's route.]]
** BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Every character's route reveals anxieties and weaknesses in the character, ones which they fail to acknowledge or cannot change. This leaves Aoba [[spoiler: with no choice except to use Scrap]] to prevent them from going berserk.
*** Inverted with Toue, a villain whose aim is to brainwash everyone on the island for the purposes of creating a utopia.
* BrattyHalfPint: Kio, Nao and Mio
* BreakTheCutie: ''Good God'', there's plenty of this throughout the Common Route, individual routes, and most definitely the Bad Ends.
** There's Mizuki, the leader of Dry Juice who's desperately trying to keep his team together and ultimately joins the mysterious Rib team Morphine, which leads to him and his team getting brainwashed and him kidnapping Aoba's grandmother. When Aoba tries to use Scrap on him, he fails and Mizuki all but breaks and ends up in a coma. Poor guy.
** Koujaku grew up being abused by his father and watching his mother be abused, and he was forced to get tattoos by Ryuuhou as part of his training to become a Yakuza boss. However, the tattoos fed his anger and led him to commit total genocide on the entire compound, and he even kills his mother in the process. In his Drama CD, it's revealed that Koujaku's been suffering from depression for nearly twelve years. Poor guy really needs a hug.
** Noiz can't feel a single thing, and rather than helping him, he was ''locked away by his parents''. Even worse, they even said that he shouldn't have been born right ''in earshot''. This has led to him engaging in Rhyme battles just to try and feel pain, even if it's simulated.
** Poor, ''poor'' Aoba, especially in the Bad Endings.
*** Koujaku's Bad End: After failing with Scrap, which results in the tattoos taking over Koujaku's mind and turning him into a bloodthirsty monster, Aoba feels so horrible for failing and completely gives up, allowing Desire to take over completely. From then on, Aoba is now Shiroba: a masochistic, extremely messed-up version of Aoba who gets off on mentally breaking people and having extremely violent and bloody sex with Koujaku.
*** Noiz's Bad End: When he fails with Scrap, Aoba is trapped in Noiz's mind along with the latter. If that weren't enough, every touch between them causes severely painful and horrifically bloody lacerations to cut across their bodies, which causes incredible agony. And despite Aoba's pleas for Noiz to stop and to escape, Noiz refuses.
*** Mink's Bad End: Aoba not only makes the mistake in interfering with the events being shown in Scrap, but he ends up decapitated.
*** Clear's Bad End: After failing Scrap, Clear breaks down and both him and Aoba are taken away. While Aoba is constantly experimented on, Clear is repaired but reprogrammed into becoming less human and more robot. Clear then proceeds to not only remove Aoba's eyes, but also his limbs to get rid of his free will. Aoba even gives up at this point, deciding that if turning into a doll is what will make Clear happy, then so be it.
*** Ren's Bad End: ''Dear God''. When Aoba fails the literal blue screen of death, Ren loses all forms of reason and decides to "become one with Aoba". Poor Aoba is then attacked and raped over and over again while being devoured alive, making for a truly painful scene in ''Re:connect''. But what really drives it home is that despite everything, Aoba still doesn't hate Ren, and even ''apologizes to him as he's dying''.
* BulletTime: Clear has one and only one instance in which he assumes a deep and commanding voice, during the Koujaku + Mink common route, and it [[CloudCuckoolander may or may not be]] due to BulletTime--
-->'''Clear: MAAAA-SUUUUU-TAAAA'''......

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** BrainwashedAndCrazy: BrainwashedAndCrazy:
***
In [[spoiler: Noiz']] Noiz's]] route, said character is hypnotized using Grand Dye Music and is sent to defeat Aoba.
*** Happens to [[spoiler: Mizuki and Dry Juice (courtesy of Morphine),]] as one One of the main conflicts in the common route.
route has [[spoiler: Mizuki and Dry Juice being subjected to this, courtesy of Morphine]].
*** Also [[spoiler: Happens to Akushima in Noiz's route.]]
Noiz and Mink's routes]].
** BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Every character's route reveals their respective anxieties and weaknesses in the character, ones weaknesses, which they either fail to acknowledge or cannot change. This leaves Aoba [[spoiler: with no choice except to use Scrap]] to prevent them from going berserk.
*** Inverted with Toue, a villain whose aim is to brainwash everyone on the island for the purposes of creating a utopia.
utopia/dystopia.
* BrattyHalfPint: Kio, Nao and Mio
Mio.
* BreakTheCutie: ''Good God'', there's plenty of this throughout the Common Route, common route, individual routes, and most definitely the Bad Ends.
bad endings.
** There's Mizuki, the leader of Dry Juice who's desperately trying to keep his team together and [[spoiler: ultimately joins the mysterious Rib team Morphine, which leads to him and his team getting brainwashed and him kidnapping Aoba's grandmother. When Aoba tries to use Scrap on him, he fails and Mizuki all but breaks and ends up in a coma. Poor guy.
coma]].
** Koujaku [[spoler: grew up being abused by his father and watching his mother be abused, and he was forced to get tattoos by Ryuuhou as part of his training to become a Yakuza yakuza boss. However, the tattoos fed his anger and led him to commit total genocide on the entire compound, and he even kills including his mother in the process. own mother. In his Drama drama CD, it's revealed that Koujaku's been suffering from depression for nearly twelve years. Poor guy really needs a hug.
years]].
** Noiz [[spoiler: can't feel a single thing, any physical sensation, and rather than helping him, he was ''locked away by his parents''. Even worse, they even said that he shouldn't have been born right ''in ''within earshot''. This has led to him engaging in Rhyme battles just to try and feel pain, even if it's simulated.
simulated]].
** Poor, ''poor'' Aoba, especially in the Bad Endings.
bad endings.
*** Koujaku's Bad End: Ending: [[spoiler: After failing with Scrap, which results in the tattoos taking over Koujaku's mind and turning him into a bloodthirsty monster, Aoba feels so horrible for failing and completely gives up, allowing Desire to take over completely. From then on, Aoba is now Shiroba: a masochistic, extremely messed-up version of Aoba who gets off on mentally breaking people and having extremely violent and bloody sex with Koujaku.
Koujaku]].
*** Noiz's Bad End: Ending: [[spoiler: When he fails with Scrap, Aoba is trapped in Noiz's mind along with the latter. If that weren't wasn't enough, every touch between them causes severely painful and horrifically bloody lacerations to cut across their bodies, which causes incredible agony. And despite Aoba's pleas for Noiz to stop and to escape, snap out of it, Noiz refuses.
refuses]].
*** Mink's Bad End: Ending: [[spoiler: Aoba not only makes the mistake in interfering with the events being shown in Scrap, but he ends up decapitated.
decapitated]].
*** Clear's Bad End: Ending: [[spoiler: After failing Scrap, Clear breaks down and both him and Aoba are taken away. While Aoba is constantly experimented on, Clear is repaired but reprogrammed into becoming less human and more robot.robotic. Clear then proceeds to not only remove Aoba's eyes, but also his limbs to get rid of his free will. Aoba even gives up at this point, deciding that if turning into a doll is what will make Clear happy, then so be it.
it]].
*** Ren's Bad End: Ending: ''Dear God''. [[spoiler: When Aoba fails to avoid the literal blue screen of death, Ren loses all forms of reason and decides to "become one with Aoba". Poor Aoba is then attacked and raped over and over again while being devoured alive, making for a truly painful scene in ''Re:connect''. ''RE:Connect''. But what really drives it home is that despite everything, Aoba still doesn't hate Ren, and even ''apologizes to him as he's dying''.
dying'']].
* BulletTime: Clear has one and only one instance in which he assumes a deep and commanding voice, during the Koujaku + Mink common route, and it [[CloudCuckoolander may or may not be]] due to BulletTime--
-->'''Clear: MAAAA-SUUUUU-TAAAA'''......-->'''Clear:''' MAAAA-SUUUUU-TAAAA......



* CameFromTheSky: Clear, sort of. Aoba first meets him when Clear seemingly falls out of the sky in front of Heibon. As it turns out, Clear just has a bad habit of falling off roofs.

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* CameFromTheSky: Clear, sort of. Aoba first meets him when Clear seemingly falls out of the sky in front of Heibon. As it turns out, Clear just has a bad habit of falling off of the roofs.



** And amongst the auxiliary cast, there ''are'' females, even if it's one of the evil kid trio and a gossipy and quite [[LargeHam hammy]] forty-something-year-old woman that Aoba frequently delivers to and both he and Ren would like to avoid (for wearing of having to speak with her All-mate, who likes him and who the lady obviously ships with him).

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** And amongst the auxiliary cast, there ''are'' females, even if it's one of the evil kid BrattyHalfPint trio and a gossipy and quite [[LargeHam hammy]] forty-something-year-old woman that Aoba frequently delivers to and both he and Ren would like to avoid (for wearing of having to speak with her All-mate, [=AllMate=], who likes him and who the lady obviously ships with him).
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* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: Aoba (and by extension Ren) and Sei were created in a Toue laboratory for the purpose of researching the uses of their powers.]]



* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: Aoba (and by extension Ren) and Sei were created in a Toue laboratory for the purpose of researching the uses of their powers.]]



* BadassBaritone: Mink

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* BadassBaritone: MinkMink and Ren.



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Clear.



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Clear.



* CallBack: In his route, Clear remembers that [[spoiler:umbrellas are used in the rain]].



* CallBack: In his route, Clear remembers that [[spoiler:umbrellas are used in the rain]].



* [[spoiler:CompellingVoice: It turns out that in truth Aoba can instill his will onto other people with his voice when he drops it to a certain tenor; when put in situations wherein his life may be in danger, however, an even greater power comes out and his consciousness begins to black out.]]

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* [[spoiler:CompellingVoice: It turns out CloudCuckoolander: Clear thanks Aoba for making him realize that in truth Aoba the umbrella he carries around can instill his will onto other people with his voice when he drops it to a certain tenor; when put in situations wherein his life may be in danger, however, an even greater power comes out and his consciousness begins to black out.]]used during the rain, too. Clear is very much this, [[spoiler:though for good reason]].



* CombatReferee: When Rhyme became popular, Usui was introduced as one to enforce rules during combat and limit the [[YourMindMakesItReal damage]] to players.
* [[spoiler:CompellingVoice: It turns out that in truth Aoba can instill his will onto other people with his voice when he drops it to a certain tenor; when put in situations wherein his life may be in danger, however, an even greater power comes out and his consciousness begins to black out.]]
* ConjoinedTwins: [[spoiler: When Aoba and Sei was born, they were connected on the hair. They were separated after Aoba was pronounced 'dead'. Aoba opened his eyes after the separation, though.]]



* CloudCuckoolander: Clear thanks Aoba for making him realize that the umbrella he carries around can be used during the rain, too. Clear is very much this, [[spoiler:though for good reason]].
* CombatReferee: When Rhyme became popular, Usui was introduced as one to enforce rules during combat and limit the [[YourMindMakesItReal damage]] to players.
* ConjoinedTwins: [[spoiler: When Aoba and Sei was born, they were connected on the hair. They were separated after Aoba was pronounced 'dead'. Aoba opened his eyes after the separation, though.]]



* {{Cyberpunk}} + PostCyberpunk: While the setting has many of the trappings of the Cyberpunk genre, it also portrays (most of) the cast being able to live normally until danger comes to the fore; that said, there's still a CrapsackWorld beneath the surface of their idyllic, day-by-day lives.
* CyberpunkIsTechno : The original games has, save from some ending themes, ElectronicMusic soundtrack produced by Japanese Electronica duo GOATBED.

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* {{Cyberpunk}} + PostCyberpunk: {{Cyberpunk}}[=/=]PostCyberpunk: While the setting has many of the trappings of the Cyberpunk genre, it also portrays (most of) the cast being able to live normally until danger comes to the fore; that said, there's still a CrapsackWorld beneath the surface of their idyllic, day-by-day lives.
* CyberpunkIsTechno : CyberpunkIsTechno: The original games has, save from some ending themes, ElectronicMusic soundtrack produced by Japanese Electronica duo GOATBED.



* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Koujaku's gang and Mizuki's group take care of the areas under their control. They treat the residents kindly and are quite popular.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Game Within A Visual Novel]]: The first major event in the game is Aoba accidentally downloading a retro RPG on his Coil. This seemingly innocuous game turns out to have major plot repercussions, especially as events that take place within it begin mysteriously occurring in the real world.

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* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Koujaku's gang and Mizuki's group take care of the areas under their control. They treat the residents kindly and are quite popular.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Game Within A Visual Novel]]:
GameWithinAGame: The first major event in the game is Aoba accidentally downloading a retro RPG on his Coil. This seemingly innocuous game turns out to have major plot repercussions, especially as events that take place within it begin mysteriously occurring in the real world.



* GoldenEnding: After completing the other routes, you can get the SecretCharacter's ending AKA the true one.
** Oddly enough, unlocking the True route also unlocks another route at the same time that only has a bad end, no good end. Though it's fairly obvious how to avoid this.



* GoldenEnding: After completing the other routes, you can get the SecretCharacter's ending AKA the true one.
** Oddly enough, unlocking the True route also unlocks another route at the same time that only has a bad end, no good end. Though it's fairly obvious how to avoid this.



* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Koujaku's gang and Mizuki's group take care of the areas under their control. They treat the residents kindly and are quite popular.



* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Aoba and Granny.
* {{Pixellation}}: Most [=CG=] of the sex scenes has this. {{Justified|Trope}} since this is a normal rule in most {{Eroge}}.



* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Aoba and Granny.
* {{Pixellation}}: Most [=CG=] of the sex scenes has this. {{Justified|Trope}} since this is a normal rule in most {{Eroge}}.



* StraightGay: Every one of Aoba's potential love interests, even with [[RealMenWearPink Mink's pink bandana]] and Koujaku's flowery kimono, which in Japan is something of a gangsterish thing to wear, for men.



* StraightGay: Every one of Aoba's potential love interests, even with [[RealMenWearPink Mink's pink bandana]] and Koujaku's flowery kimono, which in Japan is something of a gangsterish thing to wear, for men.



** In Addition, Aoba is also a huge fan of the Opening song's artist. One of the Drama [=CDs=] even stated that Aoba bought every CD they released. Mizuki is also a fan of them.

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** In Addition, addition, Aoba is also a huge fan of the Opening song's artist. One of the Drama [=CDs=] even stated that Aoba bought every CD they released. Mizuki is also a fan of them.



* {{Yakuza}}: Aside from the numerous gangs populating Midorijima, there is also a yakuza. Koujaku recognizes Trip and Virus as members of the yakuza. Not only that, [[spoiler:Koujaku himself was born into a Yakuza family]].



* {{Yakuza}}: Aside from the numerous gangs populating Midorijima, there is also a yakuza. Koujaku recognizes Trip and Virus as members of the yakuza. Not only that, [[spoiler:Koujaku himself was born into a Yakuza family]].
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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Clockwise from top left:''' Clear, Noiz, Mink, Ren, Aoba, Koujaku]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Clockwise from top left:''' Clear, Noiz, Mink, Ren, Aoba, and Koujaku]]
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