History VisualNovel / NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors

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* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready:
** Even if you know the true password for the Saturn key in the kitchen ahead of time, the game won't let you enter it unless you already have the paper with the hint. The one that comes with the chunk of pork. This means you have to go through the entire freezer section.
** In the Captain's Quarters, you can't input the morse code until you get the paper that reveals it. Examining the telegraph will just not let you use it. You'll have to print the cilinder's marks on paper.
** Averted in 3rd Class Cabin and the shower room. You need one code for the former and two for the latter, but you can input them right off the bat without having to find the clues to figure them out. You still are obliged to find the keys for the former and the keycards for the latter, though.
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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Clover]], in the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ax Ending.]]
** [[spoiler:Must run in the family. Snake gets in a similar state in the Safe ending.]]

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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Clover]], AxCrazy:
** [[spoiler:Clover becomes homicidally insane
in the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ax Ending.Axe ending as a result of her brother's death. She grabs the axe that killed the Captain and uses it against Santa, Seven, June and Junpei.]]
** [[spoiler:Must run in the family. Snake gets in a similar state in [[spoiler:In the Safe ending.ending, Snake goes on a murdering rampage against Ace when the latter tells him how much he enjoyed killing Clover. And he brings Ace down... at the cost of his own life.]]



* BigRedButton: There's one [[spoiler:at the library.]]

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* BigRedButton: There's one [[spoiler:at at [[spoiler:the library. But don't worry; it doesn't blow anything up. It just grants access to the library.]]device necessary to unlock the exit]].



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Junpei and June.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Junpei and June.Akane have been friends since elementary school. They have deeper feelings than just friendship, however... She praises and admires Junpei every chance she gets, and his biggest concern is escaping the DeadlyGame with her. They even share sexual innuendos here and there throughout the game.



* FourLeafClover: [[spoiler:The clover bookmark in second Nonary Game and nine clovers in first Nonary Game]].

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* FourLeafClover: [[spoiler:The clover bookmark in the second Nonary Game and Snake's nine clovers in the first Nonary Game]].one]].



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Even the "True" ending qualifies as this, with 'Alice'.]]

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Even [[spoiler:Junpei and his companions have finally escaped the "True" ending qualifies as this, Nonary Game, and everything seems good and well (except that Junpei has to start a pursue for Akane)... And suddenly you see a naked Egyptian woman hitchhiking in the middle of the desert. And the game just ends with 'Alice'.that, implying that Junpei will get to know her in the next installment.]]



** In the Submarine ending, [[spoiler:[[EverybodysDeadDave after discovering that everyone around you is dead]], you leave them all behind and try to escape in the yellow sub... and just as you're reaching the hatch, you get stabbed by an unrevealed person. It's heavily implied that the one who killed them all is Ace.]]

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** In the Submarine ending, [[spoiler:[[EverybodysDeadDave after [[spoiler:after discovering that everyone around you is dead]], dead, you leave them all behind and try to escape in the yellow sub... and just as you're reaching the hatch, you get stabbed by an unrevealed person. It's heavily implied that the one who killed them all is Ace.]]



* MindScrew: Done well. (The True Ending is a MindScrewdriver.)

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* MindScrew: Done Being a [[JigsawPuzzlePlot really complex story whose dots you have to connect in order to understand any of it]], you can expect 999 to be filled with really weird events every now and then, which will only make sense when you have completed the game. To name a few:
** [[spoiler:The pieces of the [=REDs=] at the hospital room go missing and appear out of nowhere a while later.]] And no one has any clue as to [[spoiler:who tampered with them, where were they in the meantime or when they were placed back.]]
** You find a blown up body in [[spoiler:Door 3's shower room]], a room that supposedly no one visited before you did. [[spoiler:And it's the person who went missing while you were searching for the [=RED=] parts.]]
** Later on [[spoiler:you find another corpse. But this time it's a man who wasn't even participating in the game, was killed with an axe, no one seemingly could've done it, and he wears a bracelet with the number 0 in it. And wears the clothes of a captain.]]
** You finally find Door 9. Nice. But turns out [[spoiler:there is another one at the back of the room. And you were never told there were two doors 9 all along.]]
** The whole Submarine ending is confusing as hell. You get the Sun key after escaping an unsettling puzzle room, and the first thing you find when you get to C deck is that [[spoiler:a door that was locked last time you checked is already open. Then you encounter three people seemingly stabbed lying on the staircase. You decide to use your Sun key, but the door for the key is already unlocked as
well. (The True Ending But wait, there's more: June is lying on a MindScrewdriver.)pool of blood at the other end of the Sun door, and she never tells you who stabbed her. Then you back to check up on your companions, but they're already dead. And to top it all off, the killer stabs you in the back while you're trying to make your escape with the submarine. The game never shows the killer's face or name.]]
** TheReveal that someone was the NarratorAllAlong, especially considering their circumstances, is the very name of this trope. It hits really hard on the player.
** The many {{Info Dump}}s can be pretty confusing. Especially the ones about morphogenteic fields and Allice. [[spoiler:And only the morphogenetic fields are useful to understand the story.]]
** Some symbolism and extremely obscure foreshadowing can be seen as this, such as [[spoiler:the note with the "Truth had gone" riddle and the narration at the beginning of the game with young Akane casually revealing that she was the one who left Junpei's apartment window open]]. They're only obvious in hindsight.
** [[spoiler:Telling the younger self of your love interest how to solve a sudoku in order to ensure that her present self doesn't disappear from existence and her past self can create the way to save herself in her future so the loop keeps stable.]]



* PointAndClickGame

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* PointAndClickGamePointAndClickGame: You have to use the stylus to move around the puzzle rooms and interact with items. It's in first person perspective.
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* [[spoiler:AllIsWellThatEndsWell]]: Junpei [[spoiler:more or less feels this way after the Game ends, if his pursuit of June is any indication.]] The reactions of everyone else subvert the trope.

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* [[spoiler:AllIsWellThatEndsWell]]: AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Junpei [[spoiler:more or less feels this way after the Game ends, if his pursuit of June is any indication.]] The reactions of everyone else subvert the trope.



*** [[spoiler:Ace does the same thing]], too, in the hospital room, forcing the teams to divide in a way that [[spoiler:wouldn't allow anyone through Door #3.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:Ace does the same thing]], too, this too]] in the hospital room, forcing the teams to divide in a way that [[spoiler:wouldn't allow anyone through Door #3.3.]]



* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The last person you'd expect, June/Akane, due to her ability to see and communicate with the future and its infinite timelines]].
** [[spoiler:Within the second Nonary Game, she shares this role with Santa, as they both pose as participants of the very game they've been masterminding the whole time.]]

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* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The last person you'd expect, June/Akane, due to her ability to see and communicate with the future and its infinite timelines]].
** [[spoiler:Within the second Nonary Game, she
timelines. She arguably shares this role with Santa, as they both pose as participants of the very game they've been masterminding the whole time.]]



* CoolOldGuy: Ace. [[spoiler:Subverted ''big time'' in the endings. In the Safe and True Endings, he's revealed to be the BigBad. In the Submarine and Knife ends, he's implied to kill some, if not all, of the game's players.]]
** WordOfGod [[spoiler:has confirmed Ace is indeed the killer in the Sub and Knife endings.]]

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* CoolOldGuy: Ace. [[spoiler:Subverted [[spoiler:Ace seems like this at first, but it's subverted ''big time'' in the endings. In the Safe and True Endings, endings, where he's revealed to be the BigBad. In Big Bad (not Zero, though he just created the first Nonary Game 9 years ago). He's the killer in the Submarine and Knife ends, he's implied endings, according to kill some, if not all, of the game's players.]]
** WordOfGod [[spoiler:has confirmed Ace is indeed the killer in the Sub and Knife endings.
WordOfGod.]]



** DisabledSnarker: Snake goes throughout the game making sarcastic comments. He also happens to be blind, and if you make the mistake of underestimating him, he'll bathe you in snark.



* {{Determinator}}: Nearly everyone:
** In the Safe ending, [[spoiler:Snake won't stop until he brings Clover's killer down, even if it means enduring a lot of bullets and dying along with his opponent]].
** Seven, [[spoiler:who pursued the case of the first Nonary Game nine years ago, eventually succeeding and rescuing the children]].
** June, [[spoiler:who masterminded the second Nonary Game to both avenge ''and'' rescue her past self. For that matter, Santa as well, who's her brother, and who became her [[TheDragon dragon]] for the same reasons]].
** Lotus, [[spoiler:who has spent nine years obsessively researching the cover-up of the children's kidnapping]].
** Junpei just won't rest until [[spoiler:he escapes with June, even if he doesn't in the True ending. It's touching in the Safe ending, where he firmly opposes Zero's intention of ending the game while claiming that he'll escape with June... only for him to be rendered unconscious from Soporil]].
** Ace will [[spoiler:kill as many people as necessary to escape the Nonary Game]].



* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Snake]] in the Safe Ending. [[spoiler:Seven, who pursued the original case nine years ago; June, who masterminded the second Nonary Game to both avenge ''and'' rescue her past self; Santa, who's her brother, and who became her [[TheDragon dragon]] for the same reasons; Lotus, who has spent nine years obsessively researching the cover-up; and Junpei also count.]]
** Ace, throughout the game. [[spoiler: And before. And after. And for all the wrong reasons.]]



* DisabledSnarker: Snake goes throughout the game making sarcastic comments. He also happens to be blind, and if you make the mistake of underestimating him, he'll bathe you in snark.



* DoorToBefore: From a narrative standpoint rather than one that you, the player, get to employ. Most of the numbered doors either return those who go through them to an earlier area or provide keys that unlock hallways in an earlier area. Most of the time the protagonists don't want or need to go to an earlier area, but it comes in handy a few times. Seven also applies doorjambs to a few areas specifically so he can backtrack.
** It becomes a [[DiscussedTrope topic of conversation]] for the characters. They tend to find map pieces just after they're useful and realize, much to their frustration, that the rooms they've entered and exited are going to return them to the same place. Lotus and Seven are particularly GenreSavvy in this respect.

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* DoorToBefore: From a narrative standpoint rather than one that you, the player, get to employ. Most of the numbered doors either return those who go through them to an earlier area or provide keys that unlock hallways in an earlier area. Most of the time the protagonists don't want or need to go to an earlier area, but it comes in handy a few times. Seven also applies doorjambs to a few areas specifically so he can backtrack.
**
backtrack.\\\
It also becomes a [[DiscussedTrope topic of conversation]] for the characters. They tend to find map pieces just after they're useful and realize, much to their frustration, that the rooms they've entered and exited are going to return them to the same place. Lotus and Seven are particularly GenreSavvy in this respect.



* EasyAmnesia: Seven. Unlike most examples, it's justified in that it's probably a side effect of the gas. This type of amnesia goes away in a couple of days. However [[ExactTimeToFailure there is that pesky nine hour time limit]]. Hinted to be a subversion in the True Ending.
** ShrugOfGod confirms subversion as a possibility.

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* EasyAmnesia: Seven. Seven doesn't remember things concerning his identity. Unlike most examples, it's justified {{justified|Trope}} in that it's probably a side effect of the gas. This type of amnesia goes away in a couple of days. However [[ExactTimeToFailure there is that pesky nine hour time limit]]. Hinted to be a subversion in the True Ending.
** ShrugOfGod confirms subversion as a possibility.
Ending, because [[spoiler:he says that Akane died 9 years ago, yet she's alive and well in the present]].



* {{Expy}}: Some fans see Snake as a calmer, nicer, blind [[Franchise/AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth]].

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Some fans see Snake as a calmer, nicer, blind [[Franchise/AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth]].
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* TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler:Teruaki Kubota was the man who prepared the technology behind the Nonary Game 9 years ago. The bracelets, the [=REDs=], the [=DEADs=], the numbered doors... He got all these to work.]]



** Four is also the total number of bad endings (not counting the [[spoiler:Coffin]] Ending, which is not really an ending at all so much as an acknowledgement that you were too smart for your own good and fulfilled the requirements for reaching the True Ending before the plot was ready to let you get there)

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** Four is also the total number of bad endings (not counting the [[spoiler:Coffin]] Ending, which is not really an ending at all so much as an acknowledgement that you were too smart for your own good and fulfilled the requirements for reaching the True Ending before the plot was ready to let you get there)there).
** Subverted with Door 4. After seeing how Door 5 took out the 9th Man, you might think that Door 4 has some more death for you ([[spoiler:especially when you're locked in the freezer]])... But it doesn't.



* FreudianExcuse: The reason [[spoiler:Ace, or rather, Gentarou Hongou]] gives for starting the Nonary Game.

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* FreudianExcuse: The reason [[spoiler:Ace, or rather, FreudianExcuse:
** [[spoiler:The creator of the first Nonary Game,
Gentarou Hongou]] gives for starting Hongou, wanted to research how kids processed information about faces and use those findings to cure his own prosopagnosia (face blindness).]]
** [[spoiler:The one who orchestrated
the Nonary Game.second game, Akane, wanted to save the life of her past self and take revenge on Cradle Pharmaceutical, the corporation who ruined her life.]]



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Submarine Ending.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Submarine Ending.[[spoiler:Everyone dies in the Submarine ending... except the killer. Or does he? There's some controversy as to whether he gets past the 9/q door or not. Some argue that he could brute-force the digital root of 8 with all the bracelets.]]



* MagicSquarePuzzle

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* MagicSquarePuzzleMagicSquarePuzzle: There's a 3x3 square that must be filled with the numbered pins you find in the Cargo room. If it wasn't difficult enough per se, part of its nastiness comes from figuring out what the rows, columns and diagonals must equal. It gives you a hint in hexadecimal, though, which is a numerical base you've been using in previous puzzles; but you might as well have forgotten about it by the time you encounter this square, especially due to NewGamePlus reruns.



* [[TenLittleMurderVictims Nine Little Murder Victims]]



* TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler:Teruaki Kubota was the man who prepared the technology behind the Nonary Game 9 years ago. The bracelets, the [=REDs=], the [=DEADs=], the numbered doors... He got all these to work.]]

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* TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler:Teruaki Kubota was TenLittleMurderVictims: Our characters don't get invited to the man who prepared the technology behind party, but rather, they are kidnapped and forced to play the Nonary Game 9 years ago. Game... But murders show up. The bracelets, characters speculate whether it was Zero or TheMole who killed them, and ultimately you discover [[spoiler:that it was Ace]]. There are instances (some bad endings) where it's just implied, not confirmed, who's the [=REDs=], the [=DEADs=], the numbered doors... He got all these to work.]]culprit.
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** [[spoiler:Ace also kills Clover in the Safe ending because she can deduce that Ace grabbed the 9th Man's bracelet, which may cast suspicion on him. Also because she found Musashidou, one of the men behind the first Nonary Game, in the Captain's Quarters.]]



** Ace. Subverted in that it wasn't needed. [[spoiler:Played with in that it was a BatmanGambit to keep the others from finding out he murdered who he thought was Snake.]]

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** Ace. Subverted in If you do the math, you'll see that it [[spoiler:not everyone can go through the numbered doors at the hospital room. Ace thus decides to stay behind so the rest can go through Doors 7 and 8. However, eventually they all get back to the hospital room, [[SubvertedTrope so the sacrifice wasn't needed. [[spoiler:Played with in really needed.]] But later on you discover that it was a BatmanGambit Batman Gambit to keep the others from finding out he murdered who he thought was Snake.]]Snake]].



* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Knife and Submarine endings.]]

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* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Knife and InTheBack:
** In the
Submarine endings.ending, [[spoiler:[[EverybodysDeadDave after discovering that everyone around you is dead]], you leave them all behind and try to escape in the yellow sub... and just as you're reaching the hatch, you get stabbed by an unrevealed person. It's heavily implied that the one who killed them all is Ace.]]
** In the Knife ending, [[spoiler:you go down to E deck and discover that Lotus is dead. Stabbed. [[GenreBlindness Thanks to your great intelligence]], you get knifed as well while examining her body. Again, it's widely accepted that the one who killed both of you is Ace.]]
** [[spoiler:Clover is stabbed by Ace in the Safe ending because ske knows about Musashidou and the fact that he's got the 9th Man's bracelet.
]]



* WhamLine: One can be seen in one of the previews: "[[spoiler:Unfortunately, you're wrong. Actually I'm Santa]]". [[spoiler:[[SantaClaus It's not what you might think]] [[http://fav.me/d3cq0wi before ever playing the game,]] and not what you would think hearing it even after playing it at first,[[note]]Santa is NOT Zero, though is helping her[[/note]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext it's just as shocking in it's context]][[note]]Junpei starting to reveal to everyone that Ace can't identify faces and what levels of bastardry Ace had committed since the start of the Nonary Game[[/note]].]]
** "The answer to that is easy. [[spoiler:He knew because ''I'' knew.[[note]]Spoken by the ''narration''.[[/note]]]]"
** "Her name was...her name was [[spoiler:Akane. She was the girl who died."]]

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
**
One can be seen in one of the previews: "[[spoiler:Unfortunately, you're wrong. Actually [[spoiler:"Unfortunately, that's the wrong answer. Actually, I'm Santa]]". [[spoiler:[[SantaClaus Santa". [[SantaClaus It's not what you might think]] [[http://fav.me/d3cq0wi before ever even playing the game,]] game]], and not what you would you'd think hearing when you hear it even after playing it at first,[[note]]Santa first [[note]]Santa is NOT Zero, though is helping her[[/note]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext
her[[/note]]; [[ItMakesSenseInContext but it's just as shocking in it's context]][[note]]Junpei its context]] [[note]]Junpei starting to reveal to everyone that Ace can't identify faces and what levels of bastardry Ace had committed since the start of the Nonary Game[[/note]].]]
** "The answer to that is easy. [[spoiler:He knew because ''I'' knew.knew [[note]]Spoken by the ''narration''.[[/note]]]]"
''narration''[[/note]]]]".
** "Her name was...her Her name was [[spoiler:Akane. She was the girl who died."]]died]]".



* WhenItAllBegan: According to the WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the Nonary Game was created by Lord Gordain]]. Meaning [[WhenItAllBegan it all began]] with [[spoiler:the sinking of the RMS Titanic.]]

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* WhenItAllBegan: According to the WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the Nonary Game was created by Lord Gordain]]. Meaning [[WhenItAllBegan it all began]] began with [[spoiler:the sinking of the RMS Titanic.]]Titanic]].
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* BreakTheCutie: Clover, when it isn't [[spoiler:KillTheCutie.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Clover, when it isn't [[spoiler:KillTheCutie.]]Clover goes through hell in the Nonary Game. If the thought of drowning at 6 AM wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler:her brother is doomed to blow up beyond Door 3, and one of the people who carry her around the ship to investigate is his merciless murderer. No wonder she ends up going insane in the Axe ending]].



* IGaveMyWord

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* %%* IGaveMyWord


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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:The energetic, cute Clover]] is undeservedly chased down and stabbed InTheBack in the Safe ending. The reason? HeKnowsTooMuch.
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* HollywoodHacking: Surprisingly averted. When a console needs to be hacked, said hacker writes a simple program to perform a basic but valid operation, namely brute-forcing the password. Unfortunately, programming does not work that way, especially on what is basically a DOS Prompt that is locked, but at least it refers to a real-world concept.

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* HollywoodHacking: Surprisingly averted. When a console needs to be hacked, said hacker writes a simple program to perform a basic but valid operation, namely brute-forcing the password. Unfortunately, programming does not work that way, especially on what is basically a DOS Prompt that is locked, but at least it refers to a real-world concept. Furthermore, even basic computer security would either impose a time limit until you can try logging in again or outright block you after several failed login attempts to prevent precisely this kind of hacking.
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* GenreSavvy: Junpei can be this if you choose the right dialogue choices. He'll be this [[FollowThePlottedLine even if you don't]] -- at worst, the other Nonary Game players will scold you for being foolish. Several other characters are GenreSavvy as well, chiefly --

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
**
Junpei can be this if you choose the right dialogue choices. He'll be this [[FollowThePlottedLine even if you don't]] -- at worst, the other Nonary Game players will scold you for being foolish. Several other characters are GenreSavvy as well, chiefly --



* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Ace murders the 9th man and the man he thinks is Snake to avoid his involvement in the Nonary Project leaking to the rest of the cast.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: HeKnowsTooMuch:
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[[spoiler:Ace murders the 9th man and the man he thinks is Snake to avoid his involvement in the Nonary Project leaking to the rest of the cast.]]



* HiddenDepths: '''EVERYBODY.'''
** The director had this in mind creating the game - building the characters upon {{st|ockCharacters}}ereotypes, then {{subvert|edTrope}}ing them.

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* HiddenDepths: '''EVERYBODY.'''
**
''' The director had this in mind creating the game - building the characters upon {{st|ockCharacters}}ereotypes, then {{subvert|edTrope}}ing them.



* IdiotBall: Junpei can hold onto this firmly depending on the player's actions.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
**
Junpei can hold onto this firmly depending on the player's actions.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Invoked for everyone except for Junpei. Doubles as [[MeaningfulRename Meaningful Rename]] as the names are themed after the bracelet numbers.
** Actually [[spoiler:Clover]] is exempt too since [[spoiler:it's revealed in a flashback that her name is actually Clover.]]

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Invoked OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** {{Invoked|Trope}}
for everyone except for Junpei. Doubles as [[MeaningfulRename Meaningful Rename]] MeaningfulRename as the names are themed after the bracelet numbers.
** Actually Actually, [[spoiler:Clover]] is exempt too since [[spoiler:it's revealed in a flashback that her name is actually Clover.]]



* SequenceBreaking: In-game, Seven puts things into the doors so they won't lock. These tend to be plot points.

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* SequenceBreaking: SequenceBreaking:
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In-game, Seven puts things into the doors so they won't lock. These tend to be plot points.{{plot point}}s.



* [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The reason behind the game is to save Akane in the past.]]

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* [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:The reason behind the game is to save Akane in the past.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Ending 5, where you learn very little of importance and are killed right in the middle of trying to figure out stuff. It is very confusing for both you and Junpei. Even the other "bad" endings give you more hope than this.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Ending 5, ShootTheShaggyDog:
** The Knife ending,
where you learn very little of importance and are killed right in the middle of trying to figure out stuff. It is It's very confusing for both you and Junpei. Even the other "bad" endings give you more hope than this.



* ShoutOut: ''CatsCradle'' with Ice-9 and the name of Cradle Pharmaceutical.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''CatsCradle'' with Ice-9 and the name of Cradle Pharmaceutical.



* SixIsNine: [[spoiler:June's bracelet (a 6) actually being a 9, which allows her to open any of the doors in the game, making it an important hint to who Zero actually is.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted since Snake makes this assumption and concludes that Santa has a number 0 bracelet when in truth June has 0 and Santa has 9.]]
* SkywardScream: In the fourth, or Safe, ending.
** [[spoiler:Ace: ZEEEEEROOOOOOOOO!!!]]
** [[spoiler:Junpei: KAAAANNYYYYYY!!!]]
** [[spoiler:And don't forget Santa/Aoi who does this after finding the charred remains of his sister. Of course, due to the SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong plot of the game he doesn't technically end up doing this.]]

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* SixIsNine: [[spoiler:June's bracelet (a 6) actually being a 9, which allows her to open any of the doors in the game, making it an important hint to who Zero actually is. Subverted, though, since Snake makes this assumption and concludes that Santa has a number 0 bracelet when in truth June has 0 and Santa has 9.]]
* SkywardScream:
** [[spoiler:Subverted since Snake makes this assumption and concludes that Santa has a number 0 bracelet when in truth June has 0 and Santa has 9.]]
* SkywardScream:
In the fourth, or Safe, ending.
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Safe ending:
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[[spoiler:Ace: ZEEEEEROOOOOOOOO!!!]]
** *** [[spoiler:Junpei: KAAAANNYYYYYY!!!]]
** [[spoiler:And And don't forget Santa/Aoi [[spoiler:Santa/Aoi who does this after finding the charred remains of his sister. Of course, due to the SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong plot of the game he doesn't technically end up doing this.]]



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:An alternate interpretation to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, though it doesn't make it any less confusing.]]

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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:An An alternate interpretation to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, though it doesn't make it any less confusing.]]



* TakeYourTime: All the puzzles aren't on a time limit and when people start talking they can talk a while. This gets kinda of silly when Junpei is locked in a flooding room or they're talking while freezing to death in a sub zero freezer. Apparently TalkingIsAFreeAction. [[spoiler:Of course, it could be a clue that the characters aren't actually on a sinking ship.]]

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* TakeYourTime: TakeYourTime:
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All the puzzles aren't on a time limit and when people start talking they can talk a while. This gets kinda of silly when Junpei is locked in a flooding room or they're talking while freezing to death in a sub zero freezer. Apparently TalkingIsAFreeAction. [[spoiler:Of course, it could be a clue that the characters aren't actually on a sinking ship.]]
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* PreOrderBonus: See Feelies above.
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* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:Snake thinks he couldn't protect Clover from being murdered in the Safe ending, and greatly blames himself for this. To make up for it, he dooms Clover's killer to burn alive along with him.]]



* MirrorScare: Right at the beginning, in the flashback to when Junpei was caught.

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* MirrorScare: Right at the beginning, in the flashback to when In a flashback, we see Junpei getting back home at midnight. Right when he was caught.going to close the window, he sees the image of a masked person in a coat behind him. And he's kidnapped right after that.



* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Seven, regarding nine years ago.]]
* [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong]]: Akane. [[spoiler: Not June from the game, but Akane from 9 years ago. While for most of the game it seems like there is third-person narration, in the true ending Akane reveals it was her all along. See WhamLine below.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Seven, regarding nine [[spoiler:Seven couldn't save kid Akane from being burned alive in the Gigantic's incinerator 9 years ago.ago. However, either he was outright lying or he didn't remember correctly, because Akane clearly made it to the present.]]
* [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong]]: Akane. [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:Akane. Not June from the game, but Akane from 9 years ago. While for most of the game it seems like there is third-person narration, in the true ending Akane reveals it was her all along. See WhamLine below.]]



* PurpleProse: The description of certain things tends to veer verbose.

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* PurpleProse: The description of certain things tends to veer verbose. Especially the gruesome corpses.



* [[spoiler: RetroactivePrecognition: ''The entire game'' is about Akane using this to save her past self]].

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* [[spoiler: RetroactivePrecognition: ''The [[spoiler:''The entire game'' is about Akane using this to save her past self]].



* ScareChord: Whenever somebody shows up dead. And then some.

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* ScareChord: Whenever somebody shows ScareChord:
** An unsettling, shocking piano note usually plays when you discover someone's corpse. It also sounds when you see Zero's image at Junpei's house.
** Another special example of this trope occurs at [[spoiler:the shower room, after you go through Door 3: June screams out of the blue well after you discover (and read the super-detailed description of) the blown
up dead. And then some.corpse, complete with a freaked out shot of her face.]]



** [[TheSimpsons Urge to kill... rising...]]
** "The keyboard! It does nothing!"

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** [[TheSimpsons Urge to kill... rising...]]
**
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"The keyboard! It does nothing!"



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Santa]] at first in the Coffin (2) and True Endings (1), then subverted because it was all part of a big plan to [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]].

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Santa]] at first in the Coffin (2) and True Endings (1), then subverted because it was all part of a big plan to [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]].[[spoiler:set right what once went wrong]].
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