History VisualNovel / Policenauts

10th Oct '17 7:52:49 PM Odacon_Spy
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jonathan Ingram.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jonathan Ingram.Ingram, Gates Becker and Tony Redwood.
9th Oct '17 9:11:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Ed shoots Gates right between the eyes, just as he's about to kill Jonathan. A fairly blatant ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard'' and ''LethalWeapon2'''s ending.]]

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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Ed shoots Gates right between the eyes, just as he's about to kill Jonathan. A fairly blatant ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard'' and ''LethalWeapon2'''s ''Film/LethalWeapon2'''s ending.]]
7th Oct '17 7:03:36 PM WillKeaton
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* OrganTheft: You eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive, so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]
3rd Oct '17 9:18:32 PM Wooboo
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** [[spoiler: The room where the organ harvesting takes place]] is styled after the Jefferson Institute from ''Literature/{{Coma}}''.
3rd Oct '17 9:16:54 PM Wooboo
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** [[spoiler: The room where the organ harvesting takes place]] is styled after the Jefferson Institute from ''Literature/{{Coma}}''.
23rd Aug '17 4:01:12 AM Wooboo
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** BioPunk: There's shades of this as well, most notably with the Frozeners.

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** BioPunk: There's shades of this as well, well. Multiple types of bio-engineered ArtificialHuman, such as the Frozeners and Rebirthers, gene therapy used for everything from organ modification to gender reassignment and the setting's most notably with prominent crimes are the Frozeners. trafficking of genetically engineered heroin and black market organs.
23rd Aug '17 3:55:07 AM Wooboo
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** BioPunk: There's shades of this as well, most notably with the Frozeners.
19th Aug '17 12:48:02 PM Odacon_Spy
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SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/HideoKojima's interactive cult classic ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', ''Policenauts'' is basically what you get when you let Creator/{{Konami}}'s resident sci-fi author retell the story of RipVanWinkle using the characters from ''Film/LethalWeapon''... then [[NoExportForYou forget to tell America]] for about a decade until [[LetsPlay Comrade]] LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} [[http://policenauts.net/english and pals]] whang the fandom upside the head with [[FanTranslation the digital equivalent of the Rosetta Stone]].

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SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/HideoKojima's interactive cult classic ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', ''Policenauts'' is basically what you get when you let Creator/{{Konami}}'s resident sci-fi author retell the story of RipVanWinkle ''Literature/RipVanWinkle'' using the characters from ''Film/LethalWeapon''... then [[NoExportForYou forget to tell America]] for about a decade until [[LetsPlay Comrade]] LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} [[http://policenauts.net/english and pals]] whang the fandom upside the head with [[FanTranslation the digital equivalent of the Rosetta Stone]].
29th Apr '17 4:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* OldSaveBonus: If you happen to have a ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'' save completed with at least one girl in the same Memory Card as your ''Policenauts'' save, an additional dialogue [[ShoutOut spoofing]] ''TokimekiMemorial''[[WorldTree 's Legend of the Tree]] [[ShoutOut and commenting on the girl you completed]] will appear at one point of the game.

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* OldSaveBonus: If you happen to have a ''[[TokimekiMemorial ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'' save completed with at least one girl in the same Memory Card as your ''Policenauts'' save, an additional dialogue [[ShoutOut spoofing]] ''TokimekiMemorial''[[WorldTree ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''[[WorldTree 's Legend of the Tree]] [[ShoutOut and commenting on the girl you completed]] will appear at one point of the game.
7th Apr '17 2:44:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Jonathan's favorite brand of cigarettes, "Moslems", was real, and they were 'break' cigarettes; required no lighter, but had a sulfuric compound in the tip that activated when you broke the end.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Redwood]].
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: Gates]] and Tokugawa.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Redwood]].
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BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Redwood.]]
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BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: Gates]] [[spoiler:Gates]] and Tokugawa.



** [[AluminumChristmasTrees Moslems are (were) real,]] and they are (were) 'break' cigarettes; required no lighter, but had a sulfuric compound in the tip that activated when you broke the end.



* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Dave]] and [[spoiler: Redwood]].

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* %%* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Dave]] [[spoiler:Dave]] and [[spoiler: Redwood]].[[spoiler:Redwood]].



* BuddyCopShow
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive

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* %%* BuddyCopShow
* %%* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive



* ChekhovsGun: Various.

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* ChekhovsGun: Various. %%* ChekhovsGun



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Tokugawa.
* CowboyCop: Guess.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Beyond Coast.

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* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Tokugawa.
* CowboyCop: Guess.
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CrapsaccharineWorld: Beyond Coast.



* DarkenedBuildingShootout

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* %%* DarkenedBuildingShootout



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Take everything you know about [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} Gillian Seed]] hitting on women. Now ramp it UpToEleven with a mouse pointer that allows you to LOOK at women in specific spots. In fact, groping a woman is [[ButThouMust integral to advancing the plot]] at one point.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Take everything you know about [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} Gillian Seed]] hitting on women. Now ramp it UpToEleven with a mouse pointer that allows you to LOOK at women in specific spots. In fact, groping a woman is [[ButThouMust integral to advancing the plot]] at one point.DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Redwood.]]



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Redwood to Gates and Tokugawa.]]

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* %%* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Redwood [[spoiler:Redwood to Gates and Tokugawa.]]



* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Gates Becker's recorded "confession" at the end of the game.]]
* EveryoneIsRelated: Ho boy. [[spoiler: Chris is the mother of Redwood, whose brother Ridley was Marc's father -- making Redwood his uncle. And of course, Jonathan is Karen's father]].
* [[spoiler: EvilBrit / MoleInCharge: Gates]]
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: Redwood. Dear fucking god, ''Redwood'']].

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* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Gates [[spoiler:Gates Becker's recorded "confession" at the end of the game.]]
* EveryoneIsRelated: Ho boy. [[spoiler: Chris [[spoiler:Chris is the mother of Redwood, whose brother Ridley was Marc's father -- making Redwood his uncle. And of course, Jonathan is Karen's father]].
* [[spoiler: EvilBrit / MoleInCharge: Gates]]
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%%* EvilBrit: [[spoiler:Gates.]]
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EvilGloating: [[spoiler: Redwood. Dear fucking god, ''Redwood'']].[[spoiler:Redwood.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Redwood]] and [[spoiler: Gates]].

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* %%* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Redwood]] [[spoiler:Redwood]] and [[spoiler: Gates]].[[spoiler:Gates]].



* FieryRedhead: Meryl.

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Meryl.



* TheFuture
* GagBoobs: Jonathan finds [[{{Fanservice}} a myriad of excuses]] to touch womens' breasts, complete with [[JigglePhysics jiggle animations]] and a sound effect (Meryl's twins [[FanDisservice sound like elephants]]).
* UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: All three console versions feature support for their corresponding mouse peripherals, with the Saturn version adding [[LightGun Virtua Gun]] support as well for the shooting segments.

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* %%* TheFuture
* GagBoobs: Jonathan finds [[{{Fanservice}} a myriad of excuses]] to touch womens' women's breasts, complete with [[JigglePhysics jiggle animations]] and a sound effect (Meryl's twins [[FanDisservice sound like elephants]]).
* UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: All three console versions feature support for their corresponding mouse peripherals, with the Saturn version adding [[LightGun Virtua Gun]] support as well for the shooting segments.
elephants]]).



* GogglesDoNothing: Dave.
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ishida/Redwood]] in the astronaut spacesuit.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ed & Jonathan.
* HisNameIs: [[spoiler: Chris]] gets shot before she can spill the beans on Tokugawa's operation.
* HotScoop: Karen Hojo.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler: Redwood]] takes Chris hostage onboard a moving train.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Kid]]: [[spoiler: Redwood kidnaps Marc]] in order to lure Jonathan and Ed out into the open.

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* %%* GogglesDoNothing: Dave.
* %%* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ishida/Redwood]] [[spoiler:Ishida/Redwood]] in the astronaut spacesuit.
* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ed & Jonathan.
* HisNameIs: [[spoiler: Chris]] [[spoiler:Chris]] gets shot before she can spill the beans on Tokugawa's operation.
* %%* HotScoop: Karen Hojo.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler: Redwood]] [[spoiler:Redwood]] takes Chris hostage onboard a moving train.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Kid]]: IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Redwood kidnaps Marc]] in order to lure Jonathan and Ed out into the open.



* {{Incest Is Relative}}: [[spoiler:Karen starts to put the moves on Jonathan; later, it's implied that Karen is actually Jonathan's daughter.]]
** Tokugawa's "Rebirthers" are clones of celebrity women throughout history, existing solely to have sex with him and his clientèle. More disturbingly, they're also registered as [[{{Squick}} legal blood relatives]] of Tokugawa himself.

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* {{Incest Is Relative}}: IncestIsRelative:
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[[spoiler:Karen starts to put the moves on Jonathan; later, it's implied that Karen is actually Jonathan's daughter.]]
** Tokugawa's "Rebirthers" are clones of celebrity women throughout history, existing solely to have sex with him and his clientèle. More disturbingly, they're also registered as [[{{Squick}} legal blood relatives]] relatives of Tokugawa himself.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Toscanini.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Hojo.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: Redwood]] in [[DieLaughing his final moments]].

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* %%* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Toscanini.
* %%* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Hojo.
* %%* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: Redwood]] [[spoiler:Redwood]] in [[DieLaughing his final moments]].



* TheMafia / TheTriadsAndTheTongs: In SPAAAAACE!



* ManlyTears: Ed, when [[spoiler: Marc finally accepts him as a father.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Dave and Meryl.

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* ManlyTears: Ed, when [[spoiler: Marc [[spoiler:Marc finally accepts him as a father.]]
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MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Dave and Meryl.



* MegaCorp: Tokugawa and its various branches.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot
* MirandaRights: [[spoiler: Gates]] recites these to Jonathan as Jonathan is being arrested for murder.
* MsFanservice: Too many to list.
* MysteriousInformant: Nine Stars ([[spoiler:aka Ishida]]).

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* %%* MegaCorp: Tokugawa and its various branches.
* %%* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot
* MirandaRights: [[spoiler: Gates]] [[spoiler:Gates]] recites these to Jonathan as Jonathan is being arrested for murder.
* MsFanservice: Too many to list.
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MysteriousInformant: Nine Stars ([[spoiler:aka Ishida]]).



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish
* PeekABooCorpse
* PerpetualSmiler: Dave. Even [[spoiler: getting shot]] doesn't dampen his mood!
* PoliceAreUseless
* {{Portmantitle}}

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* %%* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish
* %%* PeekABooCorpse
* PerpetualSmiler: Dave. Even [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting shot]] doesn't dampen his mood!
* %%* PoliceAreUseless
* %%* {{Portmantitle}}



* TheProfessor: Victor.

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* %%* TheProfessor: Victor.



* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Dave gets shot before ever getting a chance to visit Home]].
* ReversePsychology: [[spoiler: Redwood warns against cutting the red wire of an explosive, as only a [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] fool would rig a bomb like that. Guess which wire you need to cut during the bomb refusal sequence?]]
* RipVanWinkle: Jonathan Ingram.
* SacrificialLamb: Lorraine.
* SaltAndPepper: Jonathan and Ed.

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Dave [[spoiler:Dave gets shot before ever getting a chance to visit Home]].
* ReversePsychology: [[spoiler: Redwood [[spoiler:Redwood warns against cutting the red wire of an explosive, as only a [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] fool would rig a bomb like that. Guess which wire you need to cut during the bomb refusal sequence?]]
* %%* RipVanWinkle: Jonathan Ingram.
* %%* SacrificialLamb: Lorraine.
* %%* SaltAndPepper: Jonathan and Ed.



* SexyStewardess: Zero gravity has ''many'' advantages.
* ShoutOut: Ishida's [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} 2042 calendar]] [[{{Feelies}} that he got from a video game]]. [[LampshadeHanging It's even mentioned by one of the characters]] that, given a haircut and a trench coat, [[{{Expy}} Johnathan would look just like the guy in the middle]].

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* %%* SexyStewardess: Zero gravity has ''many'' advantages.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Ishida's [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} 2042 calendar]] [[{{Feelies}} that he got from a video game]]. [[LampshadeHanging It's even mentioned by one of the characters]] that, given a haircut and a trench coat, [[{{Expy}} Johnathan would look just like the guy in the middle]].



* SnowyScreenOfDeath: When [[spoiler: Ed gets shot]] on-camera, Jonathan's monitor briefly turns to static.
* SomethingNauts: Justified- they're both astronauts and police.

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* SnowyScreenOfDeath: When [[spoiler: Ed [[spoiler:Ed gets shot]] on-camera, Jonathan's monitor briefly turns to static.
* SomethingNauts: Justified- Justified - they're both astronauts and police.



* SwissCheeseSecurity: BCCH.

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* %%* SwissCheeseSecurity: BCCH.



* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: At the end of the final act, Ed somehow awakens from his coma and finally gets over his [[DoesntLikeGuns fear of guns]] and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from Gates]] by [[BoomHeadshot shooting Gates in the head]].]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the final act, Ed somehow awakens from his coma and finally gets over his [[DoesntLikeGuns fear of guns]] and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from Gates]] by [[BoomHeadshot shooting Gates in the head]].]]



* {{Transplant}}: Meryl, into MGS.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Anna Brown. ''Good lord'', Anna Brown.
* WaitHere
* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: This is the gist of [[spoiler: Gates']] MotiveRant.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Space?]]: Jonathan's spacewalking accident 25 years ago left him riddled with cosmophobia.

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* %%* {{Transplant}}: Meryl, into MGS.
* %%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Anna Brown. ''Good lord'', Anna Brown.
* %%* WaitHere
* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: This is the gist of [[spoiler: Gates']] [[spoiler:Gates's]] MotiveRant.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Space?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jonathan's spacewalking accident 25 years ago left him riddled with cosmophobia.



* WireDilemma : The bomb planted inside an Elles designer bag -- which is stashed inside a [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles counterfeit Elles bag store]]. Jonathan suggests they use Anna's bag as a litmus test, but the plan goes sour when Ed confides that the bag (a birthday gift from him) is [[OhCrap yet another fake]].
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: [[spoiler: Redwood]].

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* WireDilemma : WireDilemma: The bomb planted inside an Elles designer bag -- which is stashed inside a [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles counterfeit Elles bag store]]. Jonathan suggests they use Anna's bag as a litmus test, but the plan goes sour when Ed confides that the bag (a birthday gift from him) is [[OhCrap yet another fake]].
* %%* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: [[spoiler: Redwood]].[[spoiler:Redwood.]]
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