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* KillingInSelfDefence: Kotarou has to kill [[spoiler:Takasago in Akane's route when he ambushes him. Not that it sticks.]]

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* KillingInSelfDefence: KillingInSelfDefense: Kotarou has to kill [[spoiler:Takasago in Akane's route when he ambushes him. Not that it sticks.]]
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Based on TheReveal in Terra Route, an unintentional case between Kotarou and most heroines. Kotarou is actually around ten years older than Kotori and this becomes more evident when a teenage Kotarou is talking to an elementary-school level Kotori. Kotarou goes back ten years to redo both the time he spent in his coma and the time that led up to the incident that caused it.]]



* [[spoiler: NukeEm: This how a branch of Guardian decides to wipe out Kagari and the power spot in Lucia's route (without the consent of its Kazamatsuri agents). It was disguised as a NuclearOption to rid the air of Lucia's strategically-released poisonous miasma, which had killed ''almost'' everybody in the area anyway.]]

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* [[spoiler: NukeEm: This [[spoiler:This how a branch of Guardian decides to wipe out Kagari and the power spot in Lucia's route (without the consent of its Kazamatsuri agents). It was disguised as a NuclearOption to rid the air of Lucia's strategically-released poisonous miasma, which had killed ''almost'' everybody in the area anyway.]]



* [[spoiler: TheUnmasquedWorld: In Terra Route, Jasmine leaks out all the secret technology Kotarou gave to her through the internet so the world can survive.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheUnmasquedWorld: In [[spoiler:In Terra Route, Jasmine leaks out all the secret technology Kotarou gave to her through the internet so the world can survive.]]
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* AttackOfTheTownFestival: The climax of most routes appears around the town Harvest Festa, [[spoiler:although the year varies as the Akane and Terra routes take place over a number of years.]]



* CerebusRetcon: Moon reveals that [[spoiler:that even if Salvation is averted, the death of the Earth is almost imminent. Two routes don't do anything about this and are most likely doomed soon: Chihaya and Kotori's, which originally appeared to be the happiest endings. It's also inverted with the other endings, though. Shizuru and Akane's routes have humanity nearly wiped out, but the population has been reduced enough that the lifeforce drain on the planet is all but gone, meaning the world can be rebuilt and won't end in a few decades. Lucia's route has Guardian prepared for the end of the world, so presumably not all of humanity will go with it.]]

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* CerebusRetcon: Moon reveals that [[spoiler:that even if Salvation is averted, the death of the Earth is almost imminent. Two routes don't do anything about this and are most likely doomed soon: Chihaya and Kotori's, which originally appeared to be the happiest endings. It's also inverted with the other endings, though. Shizuru and Akane's routes have humanity nearly wiped out, but the population has been reduced enough that the lifeforce life force drain on the planet is all but gone, meaning the world can be rebuilt and won't end in a few decades. Lucia's route has Guardian prepared for the end of the world, so presumably not all of humanity will go with it.]]



* CopyProtection: The game will only run on Japanese copies of Windows Vista and 7. The current English translation patch by Amaterasu includes a bypass for this.

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* CopyProtection: The game will only run on Japanese copies of Windows Vista and 7. The current English translation patch by Amaterasu includes a bypass for this.this, and the official English version is upcoming, which will be usable outside of Japan by default.



** Akane’s route is quite a bit darker than the route before it [[spoiler:as Kotarou instantly embraces killing in order to protect Akane.]]
** Terra route continues the trend set by Akane's route [[spoiler:though he has better direction now.]]
* DatePeepers: [[spoiler: Shizuru does this during the first time Lucia invites Kotarou over, and later Lucia is convinced that she's doing again during their date. Subverted later in that is revelead later that she was doing that only to hide her embarassment.]]

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** Akane’s route is quite a bit darker than the route before it it, [[spoiler:as Kotarou instantly embraces killing in order to protect Akane.Akane, whereas he resisted it throughout Chihaya's route.]]
** Terra route continues the trend set by Akane's route route, [[spoiler:though he has better direction now.]]
* DatePeepers: [[spoiler: Shizuru [[spoiler:Shizuru does this during the first time Lucia invites Kotarou over, and later Lucia is says she's convinced that she's doing it again during their date. Subverted later in date, though she's just making that is revelead later that she was doing that only to hide her embarassment.up out of embarrassment.]]



* DemonicPossession: A ghost possesses Lucia in her route. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Lucia was actually faking it, or possible having some sort of psychotic episode, in front of Kotarou.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: Character traits and plot points are not very consistent between routes due to having three different writers and little in the way of oversight to keep the details consistent. Not only are characters like Akane different depending on who is writing them, but there are even some plot holes thanks to it.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Akane crosses that line during Chihaya's route, and Lucia comes too close to it on her own route.]]

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* DemonicPossession: A ghost possesses Lucia in her route. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Lucia was actually faking it, or possible having some sort of psychotic episode, in front of Kotarou.[[spoiler:Or so she says; Lucia's just pretending.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: Character traits and plot points are not very consistent between routes due to having three different writers and little in the way of oversight to keep the details consistent. Not only are characters like Akane different depending on who is writing them, but there are even some plot holes thanks to it.
it, though most can be explained with a little thinking.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Akane [[spoiler:Akane crosses that line during Chihaya's route, and Lucia comes too close to it on her own route.]]



* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: The fate of humanity in Shizuru's Ending is to disappear in the Song of Salvation.]]

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* DisabilityNegatingSuperpower: In Shizuru's route, [[spoiler:she spends much of the story deaf and mute after [[CastFromHitPoints giving up much of her life force to save Kotarou]], but because that linked their lives together, he can use Rewrite on her and does so to restore her ability to hear and speak.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: The fate of humanity in Shizuru's Ending ending is to disappear in the Song of Salvation.]]



** Gaia has been split into two groups that spend as much time fighting each other as Guardian.
* DoorStopper: The script of this visual novel is currently Creator/KeyVisualArts' longest one ever, beating even VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} and VisualNovel/LittleBusters.

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** Gaia has been split into two groups that spend as much time fighting each other as they do fighting Guardian.
* DoorStopper: The script of this visual novel is currently Creator/KeyVisualArts' longest one ever, beating even VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' and VisualNovel/LittleBusters.''VisualNovel/LittleBusters''.



** [[spoiler:Shizuru’s route ends with the Key successfully singing the Song of Salvation and dissolving the current world. Fifty two people survive including Shizuru. Three die before they can return to the surface and one baby is born. Kotarou was not one of those fifty odd people nor were any of the other people in the main cast or supporting cast apart from Imamiya. Kotarou is now a tree. However, judging by the precedent of Sakuya this is likely not permanent. Still, humanity was basically wiped out.]]

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** [[spoiler:Shizuru’s route ends with the Key successfully singing the Song of Salvation and dissolving the current world. Fifty two Fifty-two people survive survive, including Shizuru. Three die before they can return to the surface and one baby is born. Kotarou was not one of those fifty odd people nor were any of the other people in the main cast or supporting cast apart from Imamiya. Kotarou is now a tree. However, judging by the precedent of Sakuya this is likely not permanent. Still, humanity was basically wiped out.]]



** "The World": Summoners get their powers when they wish the change the world and brood on it. They are introverted and have difficulty making friends and are prone to things like autistic behavior. They often gloss over their own personal failings.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The world is at risk of undergoing the Song of Salvation and having humanity wiped out. It has happened before.

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** "The World": Summoners get their powers when they wish the to change the world and brood on it. They are introverted and have difficulty making friends and are prone to things like autistic behavior.many have mental disabilities or other reasons that society doesn't accept them. They often gloss over their own personal failings.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The world is at risk of undergoing the Song process of Salvation and having humanity wiped out.out if the Key judges them poorly, [[spoiler:and Gaia has the Song of Destruction that forces the Key to enact Salvation even if she ''does'' find good memories]]. It has happened before.



* EtherealChoir: There is one song in the story [[spoiler: that forces Kagari to bring ruin faster to the world.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* TheExile: [[spoiler: Akane's Ending has Kotarou and Akane forced to leave the only city left in the existence for their crimes.]]

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* EtherealChoir: There is one song in the story [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that forces Kagari to bring ruin faster to the world.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: One of Gaia's strongest familiars is the Earth Dragon, made from a T.rex skeleton. In fact, Kashima Sakura has a large collection of fossils and most of her familiars are dinosaurs, though she also uses Gaia's standard dogs and plant constructs.
* TheExile: [[spoiler: Akane's Ending ending has Kotarou and Akane forced to leave the only city left in the existence for their crimes.]]



** Lucia also looks like [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai]]. They both use a katana [[spoiler: and are responsible for the supernatural events in their own routes.]]
** While hard to spot at first, it can be equally hard to unsee once seen, all five of the heroines look a lot like Ibuki Kouko, if you disregard the hair on the sides of their heads, it's most pronounced with Kotori, but can bee seen in all of them
** With her voice, appearance and personality, Kagari might just be [[Anime/AngelBeats Angel]]. Of course, Kagari also falls into the [[ReiAyanamiExpy other expy.]]
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler: Lucia drops one on Kotarou in her route. Thankfully, Chihaya was there to save him.]]

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** Lucia also looks like [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai]]. They both use a katana [[spoiler: sword augmented by their own abilities ([[spoiler:Lucia's constant state of vibrating, Mai's ability to make things real]]) and are [[spoiler:are responsible for the supernatural events in their own routes.]]
** While hard to spot at first, it can be equally hard to unsee once seen, all five of the heroines look a lot like Ibuki Kouko, if you disregard the hair on the sides of their heads, it's most pronounced with Kotori, but can bee seen in all of them
** With her voice, appearance and personality, Kagari might just be [[Anime/AngelBeats Angel]]. Of course, Kagari also falls into the [[ReiAyanamiExpy other expy.they're not alone.]]
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler: Lucia [[spoiler:Lucia drops one on Kotarou in her route. Thankfully, Chihaya was there to save him.]]



** Sakuya also has a cherry blossom and moon theme [[spoiler:which is only fitting since he rewrote himself into a nearly immortal sakura tree]]

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** Sakuya also has a cherry blossom and moon theme theme, [[spoiler:which is only fitting since he rewrote himself into a nearly immortal sakura tree]]tree]].



** Some of the routes contain some pretty strong foreshadowing for [[spoiler:Kotarou's true age and identity]], especially Shizuru's and to a lesser extent Lucia and Kotori. This doesn't have any payoff until Terra.
** Akane's questionaire appears to be filled with rather bizarre questions, but in truth [[spoiler:she was actually testing to see how much of an affinity for being a summoner he had. Questions about his dissatisfaction with life or feeling that he was sick are intended to figure out if he's unhappy or a hypochondriac, which are clear signs of summoner aptitude.]] When you've read Terra, it becomes clear that Kotarou's answers are highly ambiguous in this respect. The last question is the most blatant and the only one you get the chance to fill out yourself. It is one of the most important and obvious questions and is a necessary flag for Shizuru or Akane.

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** Some of the routes contain some pretty strong foreshadowing for [[spoiler:Kotarou's true age and identity]], especially Shizuru's and and, to a lesser extent extent, Lucia and Kotori. In Akane's route, Kotarou also wishes that [[spoiler:he'd been born earlier.]] This doesn't have any payoff until Terra.
** Akane's questionaire questionnaire appears to be filled with rather bizarre questions, but in truth [[spoiler:she was actually testing to see how much of an affinity for being a summoner he had. Questions about his dissatisfaction with life or feeling that he was sick are intended to figure out if he's unhappy or a hypochondriac, which are clear signs of summoner aptitude.]] When you've read Terra, it becomes clear that Kotarou's answers are highly ambiguous in this respect. The last question is the most blatant and the only one you get the chance to fill out yourself. It is one of the most important and obvious questions and is a necessary flag for Shizuru or Akane.



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Midou is a war orphan.]]
* FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler: The Salvation and Re-Evolution were already bad enough, but in Moon and Terra routes is revelead that the planet doesn't have enough life energy left to repeat the cycle one more time, so if Salvation kicks in this time, is truly the end.]]
* GaiasVengeance: The Key is here to see if mankind should be [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt saved]] or not with implications that whether or not we pass its inspection depends on how well we've treated the Earth and whether it wants us to continue living on it or not. [[spoiler:Subverted. The Earth is alive, but only in the sense that a tree or perhaps even a complex program is alive: It has no real awareness, only certain things that it does. The Key is far more intelligent, but it isn't actually that concerned over whether the planet lives or dies so much as whether ''mankind'' does. If mankind is going to kill the Earth, they'll kill themselves off in the process and that's why it really wipes them out. Better to start from scratch and make a more sustainable system next time.]]
* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler: Shizuru almost dies trying to save Kotarou when he's attacked during her route.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Midou [[spoiler:Midou is a war orphan.]]
* FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler: The Salvation and Re-Evolution were already bad enough, but in Moon and Terra routes is revelead routes, it's revealed that the planet doesn't have enough life energy left to repeat the cycle one more time, so if Salvation kicks in this time, it is truly the end.]]
* GaiasVengeance: The Key is here to see if mankind should be [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt saved]] or not with implications that whether or not we pass its inspection depends on how well we've treated the Earth and whether it wants us to continue living on it or not. [[spoiler:Subverted. The Earth is alive, but only in the sense that a tree or perhaps even a complex program is alive: It has no real awareness, only certain things that it does. The Key is far more intelligent, but it isn't actually that concerned over whether the planet lives or dies so much as whether ''mankind'' does. If mankind is going to kill the Earth, they'll kill themselves off in the process process, and that's why it really wipes them out. Better to start from scratch and make a more sustainable system next time.]]
* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler: Shizuru [[spoiler:Shizuru almost dies trying to save Kotarou when he's attacked during her route.]]



* GoingDownWithTheShip: [[spoiler:Several of the minor characters indicate that should Salvation begin they intend to stay behind even if they could escape. Surprisingly, Suzaki appears to be one of them. It's even more surprising once you're read Terra.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll: There over 100 friends for you to find during the course of the novel. Some are mandatory, while others are very well hidden.

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* GoingDownWithTheShip: [[spoiler:Several of the minor characters indicate that that, should Salvation begin begin, they intend to stay behind even if they could escape. Surprisingly, Suzaki appears to be one of them. It's even more surprising once you're you've read Terra.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll: There are over 100 friends for you to find during the course of the novel. Some are mandatory, while others are very well hidden.



** In contrast to the other more bittersweet or outright bad endings, [[spoiler:Ohtori Chihaya’s]] ending is unambiguously happy with [[spoiler:humanity saved, no large-scale casualties, all the heroines still alive, the occult club reforming and only one major character dead. Sakuya might not even be truly dead either.]]
** [[spoiler:Terra route ends with the world saved more completely than in any other route. Humanity is expected to live on without destroying the Earth and dooming themselves. All the main heroines are alive and it gives Kotarou a chance to bond with them when they have normal lives and can all be proper friends together. On a somewhat negative note, Kagari is gone and the world has entered an ice age, but that was part of the plan all along.]]

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** In contrast to the other more bittersweet or outright bad endings, [[spoiler:Ohtori Chihaya’s]] ending is unambiguously happy with [[spoiler:humanity saved, no large-scale casualties, all the heroines still alive, the occult club reforming and only one major character dead. Sakuya might not even be truly dead dead, either.]]
** [[spoiler:Terra route ends with the world saved more completely than in any other route. Humanity is expected to live on without destroying the Earth and dooming themselves. All the main heroines are alive and it gives Kotarou a chance to bond with them when they have normal lives and can all be proper friends together. On a somewhat negative note, Kagari is gone and the world has entered an ice age, but that was part of the plan all along. The ending implies that the version of Kagari from the moon is still around in some form, and the anime adaptation confirms it.]]



** Shizuru during her route. [[spoiler: In trying to save Kotarou she almost dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Luis during Terra.]]

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** Shizuru during her route. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In trying to save Kotarou Kotarou, she almost dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Luis during Terra.Terra, who dies shooting down missiles so Kotarou can evacuate the children from the town.]]



* HiddenEyes: Lucia, whenever she gets extremelly embarassed. Or pissed. With her sometimes is hard to distinguish one from the other.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Used in Moon Route, the situation looks grim but the real Sakuya finally joins the battle and Shizuru is defeating multiple familiars at once. Cue Shizuru along with Chihaya being caught off guard and dying in the fight. Sakuya then transforms to take down as many enemies as possible until he breaks apart, leaving Kotarou the last one standing.]]

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* HiddenEyes: Lucia, whenever she gets extremelly embarassed. Or pissed. With her her, sometimes is it's hard to distinguish one from the other.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Used [[spoiler:Used in Moon Route, when the situation looks grim but the real Sakuya finally joins the battle and Shizuru is defeating multiple familiars at once. Cue Shizuru along with Chihaya being caught off guard and dying in the fight. Sakuya then transforms to take down as many enemies as possible until he breaks apart, leaving Kotarou the last one standing.]]



* KillingInSelfDefence: Kotarou has to kill [[spoiler:Takasago in Akane's route when he ambushes him. Not that it sticks.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: During the final battle sequence of Chihaya's route, Kotarou has to cut some vines that are blocking his path, but since they regenerate too fast for him to get through them with his blades, Midou, who's already dead at this point but has been haunting Kotarou, apparently lends his fire powers to him.]]



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: During the final battle sequence of Chihaya's route, Kotarou has to cut some vines that are blocking his path, but since they regenerate too fast for him to get through them with his blades, Midou, apparently lend his fire powers to him.]]



* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: Kagari is the last heroine to appear in the opening and the game (she's not even named in the OP). Chronologically though, she is the third girl Kotarou meets. The first two are Kotori and Akane.]]

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* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: Kagari [[spoiler:Kagari is the last heroine to appear in the opening and the game (she's not even named in the OP). Chronologically Chronologically, though, she is the third girl Kotarou meets. The first two are Kotori and Akane.]]



* ALighterShadeOfGray: Even during the Gaia routes Kotarou thinks of them as being more the bad guys than Guardian. [[spoiler:However, during Terra, the trope is subverted: Guardian has a lot of complete jerks and knight templars in it and in the end is just about as bad as Gaia, who are largely a bunch of depressed misfits.]]

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* ALighterShadeOfGray: Even during the Gaia routes routes, Kotarou thinks of them as being more the bad guys than Guardian. [[spoiler:However, during Terra, the trope is subverted: Guardian has a lot of complete jerks and knight templars in it and in the end is just about as bad as Gaia, who are largely a bunch of depressed misfits.]]



* TheLostWoods

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* TheLostWoodsTheLostWoods: The forest around Kazamatsuri has a lot of weird stuff hidden in it, and whenever you as the player go in, prepare for a mystery or a fight.



* {{MacGuffin}}: All organizations are searching for the "Key"[[spoiler: , which is Kagari.]]

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* {{MacGuffin}}: All organizations are searching for the "Key"[[spoiler: , which "Key," [[spoiler:which is Kagari.]]



* MagicContractRomance: [[spoiler: Subverted: Kotori thinks that Kotarou loves her because of this, and rejects his confession.]]
* MagicIsAMonsterMagnet: Kids that develop their super powers early are closely monitored by Guardian. They have the option join them or forget about it altogheter (via memory manipulation). And when they aren't, they have the tendency to be more aware of the inconcistencies of the world, as exemplified by [[spoiler: Kotarou chasing down [=UMAs=] during Terra route, because he stumbled upon them earlier in his life.]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Kotarou dies several times at the beggining of the Moon route.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: What Lucia tells Kotarou; her name is simply a CodeName and she is actually Haruka.]]

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* MagicContractRomance: [[spoiler: Subverted: [[spoiler:Subverted: Kotori thinks that Kotarou loves her because of this, this and rejects his confession.confession. She only agrees to be with him when he's proven beyond a doubt that he's not a mindless slave -- and, for that matter, neither are her other familiars, not completely.]]
* MagicIsAMonsterMagnet: Kids that develop their super powers superpowers early are closely monitored by Guardian. They have the option to join them or forget about it altogheter altogether (via memory manipulation). And when they aren't, they have the tendency to be more aware of the inconcistencies inconsistencies of the world, as exemplified by [[spoiler: Kotarou [[spoiler:Kotarou chasing down [=UMAs=] during Terra route, because he stumbled upon them earlier in his life.]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Kotarou dies several times at the beggining beginning of the Moon route.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: What Lucia tells Kotarou; Kotarou: her name is simply a CodeName and she is actually Haruka.]]



* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Based on TheReveal in Terra Route, an unintentional case between Kotarou and most heroines. Kotarou is actually ten years older than Kotori and this becomes more evident when a high-school level Kotarou is talking to an elementary-school level Kotori.]]
** [[spoiler: Its not quite a 10 years difference. Kotarou was in middle school when the girls were elementary school age and his memory gap was mentioned to be around 5 years so he's probably around 5 years older than them. In the non-Terra routes, he stops physically aging at around age 16. Nishikujou was around her early 20s when the girls were 16 but its never mentioned whether she's older or younger than Kotarou).]]
*** [[spoiler: The game outright specifies Kotori is 10 years younger than Kotarou.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Based on TheReveal in Terra Route, an unintentional case between Kotarou and most heroines. Kotarou is actually around ten years older than Kotori and this becomes more evident when a high-school level teenage Kotarou is talking to an elementary-school level Kotori.]]
** [[spoiler: Its not quite a 10 years difference.
Kotori. Kotarou was in middle school when the girls were elementary school age and his memory gap was mentioned to be around 5 goes back ten years so he's probably around 5 years older than them. In to redo both the non-Terra routes, time he stops physically aging at around age 16. Nishikujou was around her early 20s when spent in his coma and the girls were 16 but its never mentioned whether she's older or younger than Kotarou).]]
*** [[spoiler: The game outright specifies Kotori is 10 years younger than Kotarou.
time that led up to the incident that caused it.]]



* {{Meido}}: Lucia wears a maid outfit in her route. Kotarou has an ImagineSpot of Shizuru wearing one in Shizuru's Route.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: In Terra's Route, Kotarou kills Esaka Sougen in his effort to protect Kagari.]]

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* {{Meido}}: Lucia wears a maid outfit in her route. Kotarou has an ImagineSpot of Shizuru wearing one in Shizuru's Route.
route.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Terra's Route, Kotarou kills Esaka Sougen in his effort to protect Kagari.]]



* MindRape: [[spoiler: The Key does this to Akane during Chihaya's route, showing the bad side of humanity.]]

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* MindRape: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Key does this to Akane during Chihaya's route, showing the bad side of humanity.]]



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: One scene had Kotarou and Yoshino running around school naked, while trying to hide their faces.
** Shortly afterwards the same thing happens to Sakuya, this seems to be a lot more appreciated.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: One scene had Kotarou and Yoshino running around school naked, while trying to hide their faces.
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faces. Shortly afterwards afterwards, the same thing happens to Sakuya, this which seems to be a lot more appreciated.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: It is revealed that one of the main reasons Kagari has bad memories is that that war between Gaia and guardian consumes too much resources, and fills the world with hate. While not a problem for Gaia, it is for Guardian, by chasing after Kagari they are contributing to the destruction of the world they are trying to save.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is revealed that one of the main reasons Kagari has bad memories is that that the war between Gaia and guardian Guardian consumes too much resources, many resources and fills the world with hate. While not a problem for Gaia, it is for Guardian, as by chasing after Kagari Kagari, they are contributing to the destruction of the world they are trying to save.]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Takasago during Akane's route.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Takasago [[spoiler:Takasago during Akane's route.route, who turns himself into a familiar after Kotarou "kills" him in self-defence.]]



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the Terra Route, [[spoiler:when Kotarou attacks Gaia's headquarters at the end, he runs into, fights, and ''defeats'' the ''Earth Dragon''. The battle itself, however, cuts off after his first attack, so we don't see exactly how Kotarou won. Presumably because it'd be a repeat of the Akane route's ending.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Midou is the most graphic one we get to see, [[spoiler: but Kashima Sakura is just as bad during Moon. Takasago during Terra also wreaks some havoc.]]
* OminousPipeOrgan: The song "Finale" [[spoiler: is used for the end of the world.]]

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the Terra Route, [[spoiler:when Kotarou attacks Gaia's headquarters at the end, he runs into, fights, and ''defeats'' the ''Earth Dragon''. The battle itself, however, cuts off after his first attack, so we don't see exactly how Kotarou won. Presumably because it'd be a repeat of the Akane route's ending.]] We do get to see it in the anime, at least, since the other fight mentioned wasn't animated.
* OmnicidalManiac: Midou is the most graphic one we get to see, [[spoiler:but Kashima Sakura is just as bad during Moon. Takasago during Akane's route also wreaks some havoc.
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* OmnicidalManiac: Midou is the most graphic one we get to see, [[spoiler: but Kashima Sakura is just as bad during Moon. Takasago during Terra also wreaks some havoc.]]
* OminousPipeOrgan: The song "Finale" [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is used for the end of the world.]]



** Shizuru, even by Superhuman standards.
** Sakuya, being the strongest Familiar ever.

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** Shizuru, even by Superhuman superhuman standards.
** Sakuya, being the strongest Familiar familiar ever.



* OneSteveLimit: Kotarou quickly meets four people named Suzuki, one of whom is friends with a third year Suzuki. Later, he uses the names an alias even if he hasn’t met these Suzukis.

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* OneSteveLimit: Kotarou quickly meets four people named Suzuki, one of whom is friends with a third year third-year Suzuki. Later, he uses the names an alias even if he hasn’t met these Suzukis. [[spoiler:He then uses "Suzuki Bond" as his own alias in Terra.]]



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: There two tiny WingedHumanoid familiars that appear in Chihaya's and Shizuru's routes. They were created from the byproducts of an experiment.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: There are two tiny WingedHumanoid familiars that appear in Chihaya's and Shizuru's routes. They were created from the byproducts of an experiment.



** Kotori does not appear in front of Kotarou in the other four main heroines' route.

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** Kotori does not appear in front of Kotarou in the other four main heroines' route.routes, though she's usually given a mention or implied to be there.



** [[spoiler: Chihaya, Shizuru, and Lucia becomes OutOfFocus in Terra Route until the ending because Kotarou never actually met them before (besides Shizuru who appears in one scene.)]]

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** [[spoiler: Chihaya, Shizuru, and Lucia becomes become OutOfFocus in Terra Route until the ending because Kotarou never actually met them before (besides Shizuru who appears in one scene.)]]scene).]]



** When Kotarou stops to let the player think about whether they want to hang out with Shizuru or not he lampshades the weight attached to really inconsequential seeming choices.

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** When Kotarou stops to let the player think about whether they want to hang out with Shizuru or not not, he lampshades the weight attached to really inconsequential seeming choices.



** When Kotarou first encounter with Gil in Chihaya and Shizuru routes.

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** When Kotarou first encounter with encounters Gil in Chihaya and Shizuru routes.



** While the visual novel mentions it in the text, the manga explicitly shows Chihaya's cherry panty in her introduction.

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** While the visual novel mentions it in the text, the manga explicitly shows Chihaya's cherry panty cherry-print panties in her introduction.



* {{Paparazzi}}: Inoue may not take much pictures, but she's definitely has the mentality of one when introduced early in the story.



** Shizuru lives alone in a tiny house with nothing in it. [[spoiler:She accidentally erased her parents' memories of her existence and refuses to spend money so that if they remember her she can buy their dream house for them.]]

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** Shizuru lives alone in a tiny house with nothing in it. [[spoiler:She accidentally erased her parents' memories of her existence and refuses to spend money so that that, if they remember her her, she can buy their dream house for them.]]



** Akane also appears to be an orphan, though she was adopted some years back [[spoiler:in order to become the holy woman. Perhaps it would have been better if Sakura Kishima had never found her, judging by her own route and Terra's ending.]]

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** Akane also appears to be an orphan, though she was adopted some years back [[spoiler:in order to become the holy woman. Perhaps it would have been better if Sakura Kishima Kashima had never found her, judging by her own route and Terra's ending.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: The story would be a lot simpler if Gaia and Guardian would bother to speak to each other. They don't, so they've been in perpetual conflict for centuries or longer. [[spoiler: Especially gram after it is revealed that their war is a major cause behind salvation.]]
* PornStash: Mostly averted. Kotarou notes that most people don’t really keep porn in their houses anymore rather than use the internet so porn stashes have largely stopped existing. Still, he does have a porn folder on his computer that he does not want people to find out about. Shizuru does know about it in her route, but she's been told by Nishikujou that it's normal and she doesn't need to worry about it.
* PowerAtAPrice: [[spoiler: Contracts with familiars leech from [[CastFromLifespan the summoner's life.]]]]
** Abilities like Rewrite also appear to [[spoiler:tap into life force.]] Kotarou's power also risks [[spoiler:turning him into a familiar.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: The story would be a lot simpler if Gaia and Guardian would bother to speak to each other. They don't, so they've been in perpetual conflict for centuries or longer. [[spoiler: Especially gram after it is revealed that their war is a major cause behind salvation.Salvation.]]
* PornStash: Mostly averted. Kotarou notes that most people don’t really keep porn in their houses anymore rather than use the internet internet, so porn stashes have largely stopped existing. Still, he does have a porn folder on his computer that he does not want people to find out about. Shizuru does know about it in her route, but she's been told by Nishikujou that it's normal and she doesn't need to worry about it.
* PowerAtAPrice: [[spoiler: Contracts [[spoiler:Contracts with familiars leech from [[CastFromLifespan the summoner's life.]]]]
**
]]]] Abilities like Rewrite also appear to [[spoiler:tap into life force.]] force]], and Kotarou's power also risks [[spoiler:turning him into a familiar.]]



** Familiar contracts slowly drains the energy of the user. So in some experiments, Gaia decides to force children into contracts to support larger familiars.

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** Familiar contracts slowly drains drain the energy of the user. So So, in some experiments, Gaia [[spoiler:Gaia decides to force children into contracts to support larger familiars.familiars. This is the true purpose of Enishi House. Sakura does the same with her own cultists, which explains why she's so old when most summoners burn out and die young: it's not just ''her'' life force she's using up.]]



* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: Kotarou to the crow-like familiar on Moon: "You made me, and that means War." *kills the familiar*]]
* PyrrhicVictory: In one bad ending, Kotarou manages to defeat his opponent by himself, but [[spoiler:in the process he had to turn himself into something completely inhuman and mindless.]]

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* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: Kotarou [[spoiler:Kotarou to the crow-like familiar on Moon: "You made me, and that means War." *kills the familiar*]]
* PyrrhicVictory: In one bad ending, Kotarou manages to defeat his opponent by himself, but [[spoiler:in the process process, he had to turn himself into something completely inhuman and mindless.]]



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Chibi-Moth

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Chibi-MothChibi-Moth, not to mention Pani and Gil.



** Lucia’s tolerance for spicy foods. [[spoiler:She can’t taste spicy food, can’t smell and the way she sees and hears the world is very muted due to the drugs she has to take.]]
** Lucia has another running gag where after Kotarou commands Chihaya to deploy the Chihaya Cannon she plays along like it's a perfectly normal request.

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** Lucia’s tolerance for spicy foods. [[spoiler:She can’t taste spicy food, can’t smell smell, and the way she sees and hears the world is very muted due to the drugs she has to take.]]
** Lucia has another running gag where where, after Kotarou commands Chihaya to deploy the Chihaya Cannon Cannon, she plays along like it's a perfectly normal request.request.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Inoue, whose obsessive tangents seem weird but usually actually do lead to the truth.



* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Kotarou is a master at this, smooth talking almost anyone into doing what he wants.

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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Kotarou is a master at this, smooth talking smooth-talking almost anyone into doing what he wants.



** As a child, Kotori wears a sweater that says "Gao Gao Stegosaurus," with fat cartoon Stegosaurus on it. Another reference to VisualNovel/{{Air}}.

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** As a child, Kotori wears a sweater that says "Gao Gao Stegosaurus," with a fat cartoon Stegosaurus on it. Another reference to VisualNovel/{{Air}}.



* ASinisterClue: In Terra Route [[spoiler:Kotarou makes up with Nishikujou and Imamiya using his left hand instead of the right with the excuse that it's injured. He doesn't want to have to betray them and can't make his heart hard enough to act all friendly to people he has been betraying.]]

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* ASinisterClue: In Terra Route Route, [[spoiler:Kotarou makes up with Nishikujou and Imamiya using his left hand instead of the right with the excuse that it's injured. He doesn't want to have to betray them and can't make his heart hard enough to act all friendly to people he has been betraying.]]



* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:In the end of the world shelter in Shizuru’s route]] a woman has had to leave behind her lover and discovers that she is pregnant.

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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:In the end of the world shelter in Shizuru’s route]] route]], a woman has had to leave behind her lover and discovers that she is pregnant.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: So is it Sizuru or Shizuru? [[note]] It is Shizuru, while the romanisation 'Si' is technically correct (typing both shi and si turns into し using japanese input), 'shi' is almost exclusively used as it is less confusing.[[/note]]

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: So is it Sizuru or Shizuru? [[note]] It is Shizuru, while the romanisation 'Si' is technically correct (typing Official sources use both shi "Sizuru" and si turns into し using japanese input), 'shi' is almost exclusively used as it is less confusing.[[/note]]"Shizuru," which come from two separate valid romanization styles. The same goes for Jasmine/Yasmin.



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Kotarou enters this state when trying to protect Chihaya from Shizuru and Touka. He uses his ability too much that he rewrites his own sense of reason.]]

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Kotarou enters this state when trying to protect Chihaya from Shizuru and Touka. He uses his ability too much that he and rewrites his own sense of reason.]]



* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Kotarou sticks his arm to defend Kotori from a Leaf Dragon attack at the end of the common route.]]

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* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Kotarou [[spoiler:Kotarou sticks his arm to defend Kotori from a Leaf Dragon attack at the end of the common route.]]



* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler: The moon Kotarou sees in the Moon Route is actually Earth. The place they were at was the real moon.]]

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* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The moon Kotarou sees in the Moon Route is actually Earth. The place they were at was the real moon.]]



** [[spoiler: Terra route has a few since from beginning to the end, it covers more than a decade of Kotarou's life.]]

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** [[spoiler: Terra route has a few few, since from beginning to the end, it covers more than a decade of Kotarou's life.]]



* TrueCompanions: Both Gaia and Guardian appear to be this from the outside. Inside is a different matter altogheter. A more direct example would be the Occult Club during Moon.
* UniversalPoison: [[spoiler:The poison Lucia produces and the Earth will one day produce isn’t some chemical. It’s basically pure death and works on anything.]]

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* TrueCompanions: Both Gaia and Guardian appear to be this from the outside. Inside is a different matter altogheter.altogether. A more direct example would be the Occult Club during Moon.
* UniversalPoison: [[spoiler:The poison Lucia produces and the Earth will one day produce isn’t some normal chemical. It’s basically pure death and works on anything.]]



** [[spoiler:In Shizuru’s route, Kotarou and the others don’t get to the Key until after she has begun to sing. When the full song has been started, even destroying the Key is no long enough to stop it. Humanity is erased apart from fifty survivors.]]
** [[spoiler:In Akane’s route Kotarou is ‘’way’’ too late. As in, he’s weeks late. Humanity has probably survived even outside their bubble dimension, but civilization was already completed destroyed.]]
** [[spoiler: In Terra Route, Kotarou was too late in giving Kagari a good memory. So he had to kill her to stop salvation.]]

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** [[spoiler:In Shizuru’s route, Kotarou and the others don’t get to the Key until after she has begun to sing. When the full song has been started, even destroying the Key is no long longer enough to stop it. Humanity is erased apart from fifty fifty-two survivors.]]
** [[spoiler:In Akane’s route route, Kotarou is ‘’way’’ too late. As in, he’s weeks late. had a head start since Salvation took longer than in Shizuru's due to Kagari's vessel being dead, but he still turns up ''weeks'' late to stop Akane when he finally gets to her. Humanity has probably survived even outside their bubble dimension, but civilization was already completed completely destroyed.]]
** [[spoiler: In Terra Route, route, Kotarou was too late in giving Kagari a good memory. So he had to kill her to stop salvation.]]
18th Jan '18 10:16:19 AM Malady
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* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: The organization Gaia is controlling familiars and is trying to destroy humanity to save the planet. The organization Guardian is trying to stop them by whatever means necessary.]]

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* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The organization Gaia is controlling familiars and is trying to destroy humanity to save the planet. The organization Guardian is trying to stop them by whatever means necessary.]]



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: There two tiny WingedHumanoid familiars that appear in Chihaya's and Shizuru's routes. They were created from the byproducts an experiment.

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* OneWordTitle: The title, "Rewrite", is the name of Kotaru's power.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: There two tiny WingedHumanoid familiars that appear in Chihaya's and Shizuru's routes. They were created from the byproducts of an experiment.



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Kotarou enters this state when trying to protect Chihaya from Shizuru and Touka. He uses his ability too much that he rewrites his own sense of reason.]]

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Kotarou [[spoiler:Kotarou enters this state when trying to protect Chihaya from Shizuru and Touka. He uses his ability too much that he rewrites his own sense of reason.]]
21st May '17 6:10:17 PM nombretomado
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* [[CrackFic Crack Game]] + RefugeInAudacity = WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Harvest festa's [[http://i.imgur.com/n58Uw.jpg RPG minigame]] is this to the original game. Roughly comparable to TheWorldEndsWithYou and how it's [[CrackFic Another Day]] plotline is dramatically different from everything else in the game.

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* [[CrackFic Crack Game]] + RefugeInAudacity = WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Harvest festa's [[http://i.imgur.com/n58Uw.jpg RPG minigame]] is this to the original game. Roughly comparable to TheWorldEndsWithYou VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou and how it's [[CrackFic Another Day]] plotline is dramatically different from everything else in the game.
21st Apr '17 2:58:33 PM lalalei2001
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The the 8th visual novel from Creator/KeyVisualArts, makers of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', ''Anime/AngelBeats'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Little Busters}}''. The scenarios are written by [[VisualNovel/LittleBusters Yuto Tonokawa]], [[Franchise/WhenTheyCry Ryukishi07]] and [[VisualNovel/CrossChannel Romeo]] [[VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister Tanaka]].

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The ''Rewrite'' is the 8th visual novel from Creator/KeyVisualArts, makers of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', ''Anime/AngelBeats'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Little Busters}}''. The scenarios are written by [[VisualNovel/LittleBusters Yuto Tonokawa]], [[Franchise/WhenTheyCry Ryukishi07]] and [[VisualNovel/CrossChannel Romeo]] [[VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister Tanaka]].
21st Apr '17 2:57:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenStreak: Subverted out-of-universe. In previous Key games, the cute mascot animals [[spoiler:have always belonged to or attached to minor heroines; [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Makoto]] had Piro, [[VisualNovel/{{AIR}} Kano]] had Potato as well as being the one to take care of the class rabbits (Sora attached himself to Misuzu, the main, but he wasn't a mascot), [[VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}} Kyou]] had Botan, and even though [[VisualNovel/LittleBusters Rin]] had all her cats, Kud also had her dogs and was a minor heroine, plus the main relationship was between Riki and route-less Kyousuke.]] Chibi-Moth and Kotori would look like a broken streak, [[spoiler:but Kotori is a decoy and the real main heroine is Kagari.]]
26th Mar '17 8:49:35 PM Einander
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** In the Moon route, [[spoiler:Kotarou brings together the collective knowledge of all his lifetimes, and throws everything he has into helping Kagari. He gives up the Occult Club and Sakuya sacrifices all instances of himself, but he's able to make the Terra route possible. Kotarou also notes the version of himself in the retconned universe will be different (and thus this is the end for him) but he has already seen the new world succeed. ]]
** In the Terra route, [[spoiler:Kotarou betrays almost everything and throws away every ally he has in the name of saving the world. He succeeds, and a result, he's given a second chance to be with and watch over his friends, while humanity in general is given a second chance and a new potential.]]

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** In the Moon route, [[spoiler:Kotarou brings together the collective knowledge of all his lifetimes, and throws everything he has into helping Kagari. He gives up the Occult Club and Sakuya sacrifices all instances of himself, but he's able to make the Terra route possible. Kotarou also notes the version of himself in the retconned universe will be different (and thus this is the end for him) but he has already seen the new world succeed. ]]
** In the Terra route, [[spoiler:Kotarou betrays almost everything and throws away every ally he has in the name of saving the world. He succeeds, and a result, he's given a second chance to be with and watch over his friends, while humanity in general is given a second chance and a new potential. The VN hints--and the anime says outright--that upon returning to the Moon, Kotarou is able to reunite with the Moon Kagari.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Familiar contracts slowly drains the energy of the user. So in some experiments, Gaia decides to force children into contracts to support larger familiars.

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: PoweredByAForsakenChild:
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Familiar contracts slowly drains the energy of the user. So in some experiments, Gaia decides to force children into contracts to support larger familiars.familiars.
** [[spoiler:The plot to save the world discovered in Moon and initiated in Terra requires destroying Gaia and Guardian, releasing the secrets of superpowers and summoning to the world, creating a situation bad enough to force all humanity to band together and use their life energy on summoning, and creating a super-powerful familiar that can use life energy to carry humanity to a new planet. In the end, Kotarou is responsible for carrying out all of this, which requires him to give up the only time in life he was ever happy and betray or abandon everyone he knows and loves. It's a fate bad enough to make the stoic Moon Kagari cry for him when she realizes what needs to happen.]] However, in the end, it's more an extreme case of EarnYourHappyEnding.
21st Feb '17 3:07:59 AM ferrelas
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* DemonicPossession: A ghost possesses Lucia in her route. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Lucia was actually faking it in front of Kotarou.]]

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* DeadlyHug: [[spoiler: Kagari and Kotarou near the end of Terra.]]
* DemonicPossession: A ghost possesses Lucia in her route. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Lucia was actually faking it it, or possible having some sort of psychotic episode, in front of Kotarou.]]
16th Feb '17 11:59:30 AM ferrelas
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: So is it Sizuru or Shizuru? [[note: It is Shizuru, while the romanisation 'Si' is technically correct (typing both shi and si turns into し using japanese input), 'shi' is almost exclusively used as it is less confusing.]]

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: So is it Sizuru or Shizuru? [[note: [[note]] It is Shizuru, while the romanisation 'Si' is technically correct (typing both shi and si turns into し using japanese input), 'shi' is almost exclusively used as it is less confusing.]][[/note]]
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