History VisualNovel / Snatcher

14th Nov '16 10:57:01 AM dlchen145
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* BadassBiker: Random Hajile, a {{Badass}} Music/BillyIdol / [[Film/{{Dune}} Sting]] / [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]] / [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]] look-alike.

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* BadassBiker: Random Hajile, a {{Badass}} badass Music/BillyIdol / [[Film/{{Dune}} Sting]] / [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]] / [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]] look-alike.
30th Jul '16 3:18:18 PM Saurubiker
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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou

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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYouSeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: The 8-bit computer versions ends with a shot of Gillian aiming and shooting his gun towards the screen.
29th May '16 6:51:29 PM nombretomado
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** In both the PS1 and Saturn ports, they actually kept both voices. This helps out since [[BilingualBonus Neo Kobe is a melting pot, but still Japan]].

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** In both the PS1 [=PS1=] and Saturn ports, they actually kept both voices. This helps out since [[BilingualBonus Neo Kobe is a melting pot, but still Japan]].
27th May '16 4:38:06 PM BillyH666
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* Foreshadowing: While being taken to Chief Cunningham's office, Mika describes him as the real ''[[VideoGame/{{MetalGear}} Big Boss]]'' of Junker HQ [[spoiler: Guess who ends up being an enemy in disguise?]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: While being taken to Chief Cunningham's office, Mika describes him as the real ''[[VideoGame/{{MetalGear}} Big Boss]]'' of Junker HQ [[spoiler: Guess who ends up being an enemy in disguise?]]
27th May '16 4:31:09 PM BillyH666
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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: There's an easy, portable test to determine if someone is a Snatcher or not. It requires a search warrant to use on civilians, but in true ''Film/BladeRunner'' fashion, [[spoiler:apparently no one thought to regularly test the people who are in charge of destroying Snatchers]].

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: There's an easy, portable test to determine if someone is a Snatcher or not. It requires a search warrant to use on civilians, but in true ''Film/BladeRunner'' fashion, [[spoiler:apparently no one thought to regularly test the people who are in charge of destroying Snatchers]].Snatchers]]
* Foreshadowing: While being taken to Chief Cunningham's office, Mika describes him as the real ''[[VideoGame/{{MetalGear}} Big Boss]]'' of Junker HQ [[spoiler: Guess who ends up being an enemy in disguise?]]
24th Jan '16 8:43:44 PM Angeldeb82
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* BadassBiker: Random Hajile, a BadAss Music/BillyIdol / [[Film/{{Dune}} Sting]] / [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]] / [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]] look-alike.

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* BadassBiker: Random Hajile, a BadAss {{Badass}} Music/BillyIdol / [[Film/{{Dune}} Sting]] / [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]] / [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]] look-alike.



* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Harry Benson]].

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* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Harry Benson]].Benson.]]



* {{Bowdlerized}}: In coming to America, some bits of FanDisservice nudity, some off-color jokes and some of the gore was removed. Katrina's age was also bumped up from 14 to 18, which makes Gillian's (largely untouched) {{Handsome Lech}}ery all the creepier in retrospect.

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* {{Bowdlerized}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: In coming to America, some bits of FanDisservice nudity, some off-color jokes and some of the gore was removed. Katrina's age was also bumped up from 14 to 18, which makes Gillian's (largely untouched) {{Handsome Lech}}ery all the creepier in retrospect.



* ConcealingCanvas: [[spoiler:The vase picture in Cunningham's office]].

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* ComicBookTime: All the dates in the Sega CD were moved five years ahead from the Japanese version. Thus, the date of the Catastrophe was moved from June 6, 1991 to 1996 (allowing the translation to shoehorn a [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] reference,) while the actual year the game takes place was changed from 2042 to 2047. This was because the English version was made in 1994, three years after the date when the Catastrophe took place in the Japanese version.
* ConcealingCanvas: [[spoiler:The vase picture in Cunningham's office]].office.]]



* DubNameChange: Many of the game's terminology were altered during the localization process. The acronym for JUNKER was something entirely different and more nonsensical, Gillian's Turbocycle was originally called the Tricycle in the Japanese version (which localizer Creator/JeremyBlaustein considered too childish sounding,) Junker's Rush chewing gum were originally called Junker's High, and many of the locations in the game referenced popular bands at the time such as Music/JoyDivision and Music/{{Queen}}.

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* DubNameChange: Many of the game's terminology were altered during the localization process. The acronym for JUNKER was something entirely different and more nonsensical, Gillian's Turbocycle was originally called the Tricycle in the Japanese version (which localizer Creator/JeremyBlaustein considered too childish sounding,) sounding), Junker's Rush chewing gum were originally called Junker's High, and many of the locations in the game referenced popular bands at the time such as Music/JoyDivision and Music/{{Queen}}.



* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Chin Shu Oh]].

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* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Chin Shu Oh]].Oh.]]



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:Harry is actually Gillian's son, having aged normally while his parents were put into a cryogenic freeze]].

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* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:Harry is actually Gillian's son, having aged normally while his parents were put into a cryogenic freeze]].freeze.]]



* FloatingTimeline: All the dates in the Sega CD were moved five years ahead from the Japanese version. Thus, the date of the Catastrophe was moved from June 6, 1991 to 1996 (allowing the translation to shoehorn a [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] reference,) while the actual year the game takes place was changed from 2042 to 2047. This was because the English version was made in 1994, three years after the date when the Catastrophe took place in the Japanese version.



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Elijah Modnar]].

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Elijah Modnar]].Modnar.]]



* JumpScare: Used liberally. Jamie answering the videophone [[DudeNotFunny while wearing a Snatcher mask]] is the most glaring example. [[spoiler:Also, once you reach Queens Hospital with Random, be prepared once you see that an inactive Snatcher you could've sworn was there a second ago has disappeared]].
* JustBetweenYouAndMe / NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler:Chin Shu Oh]].
* KlingonPromotion: More or less on Gillian's part. [[spoiler:In Act 3, Metal points out that Gillian is now the highest ranking authority JUNKER has... Having killed a Snatcher posing as Chief Cunningham, the real one being dead for a few months]].

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* JumpScare: Used liberally. Jamie answering the videophone [[DudeNotFunny while wearing a Snatcher mask]] is the most glaring example. [[spoiler:Also, once you reach Queens Hospital with Random, be prepared once you see that an inactive Snatcher you could've sworn was there a second ago has disappeared]].
disappeared.]]
* JustBetweenYouAndMe / NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler:Chin Shu Oh]].
Oh.]]
* KlingonPromotion: More or less on Gillian's part. [[spoiler:In Act 3, Metal points out that Gillian is now the highest ranking authority JUNKER has... Having killed a Snatcher posing as Chief Cunningham, the real one being dead for a few months]].months.]]



* [[spoiler:MoleInCharge: Cunningham]].

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* [[spoiler:MoleInCharge: Cunningham]].Cunningham.]]



* NukeEm: [[spoiler:The world intended to use nukes on Neo Kobe, [[MakeSureHesDead just to make sure there are no Snatchers ever.]] Thanks to Metal Gear, the military uses their KillSat to eradicate the cathedral instead]].

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* NukeEm: [[spoiler:The world intended to use nukes on Neo Kobe, [[MakeSureHesDead just to make sure there are no Snatchers ever.]] ever]]. Thanks to Metal Gear, the military uses their KillSat to eradicate the cathedral instead]].instead.]]



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. JUNKER has a ''Benson'' Cunningham and a Harry ''Benson'' as employees. [[spoiler:This becomes a problem for Gillian when he finds evidence of one of them being a Snatcher, but has nothing to go for other than the name ''Benson'']].

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. JUNKER has a ''Benson'' Cunningham and a Harry ''Benson'' as employees. [[spoiler:This becomes a problem for Gillian when he finds evidence of one of them being a Snatcher, but has nothing to go for other than the name ''Benson'']].''Benson''.]]



* RemovedFromThePicture: Harry's childhood photograph of himself cuts out the portion showing his parents. [[spoiler:It turns out that his parents are none other than Gillian and Jaime themselves, who were kept in cryogenic stasis for decades, causing them to be physically younger than their now 55-year-old son]].
* ReplicantSnatching: The [[TropeNamer Trope Half-Namer]]. Fittingly enough, ''Film/BladeRunner'' is the other half.

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* RemovedFromThePicture: Harry's childhood photograph of himself cuts out the portion showing his parents. [[spoiler:It turns out that his parents are none other than Gillian and Jaime themselves, who were kept in cryogenic stasis for decades, causing them to be physically younger than their now 55-year-old son]].
son.]]
* ReplicantSnatching: The [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers Trope Half-Namer]]. Fittingly enough, ''Film/BladeRunner'' is the other half.



* ShoutOutVideoGames: In the Sega CD version, the Outer Heaven bar is filled with clients dressed in Konami costumes, with characters dressed as [[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Goemon]], [[VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures Sparkster]], [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon and Dracula]], [[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Bill and Lance]], and [[VideoGame/LethalEnforcers Mr. Ueda]]. The UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn versions replaces Bill and Lance with [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Light and Pastel]], Sparkster with [[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Pawapuro-kun]], and Mr. Ueda with "Designman." The bartender was also redesigned to resemble the Golem boss from ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]''.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: In the Japanese version several locations in the game were named after popular '80s bands such as the Joy Division costume shop (which became Plato's Cavern in the English version,) the Music/{{Alphaville}} computer (Alpha-One in the English version,) and [[spoiler:Queen Hospital (which was pluralized to Queens in the English version.)]]

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* ShoutOutVideoGames: In the Sega CD version, the Outer Heaven bar is filled with clients dressed in Konami costumes, with characters dressed as [[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Goemon]], VideoGame/{{G|anbareGoemon}}oemon, [[VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures Sparkster]], [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon and Dracula]], [[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Bill and Lance]], and [[VideoGame/LethalEnforcers Mr. Ueda]]. The UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn versions replaces Bill and Lance with [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Light and Pastel]], Sparkster with [[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Pawapuro-kun]], and Mr. Ueda with "Designman." The bartender was also redesigned to resemble the Golem boss from ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]''.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: In the Japanese version several locations in the game were named after popular '80s bands such as the Joy Division costume shop (which became Plato's Cavern in the English version,) version), the Music/{{Alphaville}} computer (Alpha-One in the English version,) version), and [[spoiler:Queen Hospital (which was pluralized to Queens in the English version.)]]version)]].



* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[strike:Double]] [[ZigZaggingTrope Poly Subverted]]. Please see the trope page for more.

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* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[strike:Double]] [[ZigZaggingTrope Poly Subverted]]. Subverted.]] Please see the trope page for more.



* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Not exactly cruel, but given the situation, if you try to hit on Katrina (even though her dad ''died moments ago'',) she locks you out of her home until a certain number of turns unlocks it.
** Similarly (albeit, not really cruel,) showing the JUNKER ID to Isabella nets a similar result.
* VoodooShark: Why does nobody ever use the [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum easily portable, perfectly effective, completely non-invasive Snatcher detector without a warrant]]? Respect for civil rights! This would be a perfectly fine explanation if [[spoiler:it didn't completely undermine the Snatchers' plans. How are they supposed to turn people against each other out of fear and mistrust when people are that trusting?]]

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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Not exactly cruel, but given the situation, if you try to hit on Katrina (even though her dad ''died moments ago'',) ago''), she locks you out of her home until a certain number of turns unlocks it.
** Similarly (albeit, (albeit not really cruel,) cruel), showing the JUNKER ID to Isabella nets a similar result.
* VoodooShark: Why does nobody ever use the [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum easily portable, perfectly effective, completely non-invasive Snatcher detector without a warrant]]? Respect for civil rights! This would be a perfectly fine explanation if [[spoiler:it didn't completely undermine the Snatchers' plans. How are they supposed to turn people against each other out of fear and mistrust when people are that trusting?]]trusting]]?
24th Dec '15 8:49:19 PM cartoonfan945
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* BigApplesauce: Neo Kobe is considered a melting pot of various races, like real life New York. This would explain why some of the Asian characters (eg. Napoleon and the food vendor sellers) sounded more American than their native countries.


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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: When you encounter Freddy in the end of Act 1. Because the target areas where you need to kill him are undetectable, you really can't beat him. [[note]]You need to shoot the top section in order to proceed. The post Sega CD ports play this straight, where you simply let Freddy strangle Gillian until his health bar gets low.[[/note]]
22nd Dec '15 4:06:45 PM cartoonfan945
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: If you die in one of the shooting sections, you get a choice of either continuing or quitting the game. Continuing resets you back in the shooting part, while quitting re-spawns you back to the last save point. Metal states this if you die in the first shooting section.
20th Dec '15 11:40:24 AM cartoonfan945
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* GenderFlip: The voice heard at the airport in Act III. In Japan, it's a girl, but was flipped in the Sega CD ports.
** In both the PS1 and Saturn ports, they actually kept both voices. This helps out since [[BilingualBonus Neo Kobe is a melting pot, but still Japan]].



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Jean's [[MacGuffin floppy disk]]. Partially justified in that Jean is shown to have old-fashioned tastes, since his computer is a PC-68 from the 1980's.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: [[invoked]]TechnologyMarchesOn: Jean's [[MacGuffin floppy disk]]. Partially justified in that Jean is shown to have old-fashioned tastes, since his computer is a PC-68 from the 1980's.
18th Dec '15 10:04:32 AM Vahanisback
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On June 6, 1996, a chemical weapon known as [[ThePlague Lucifer-Alpha]] under development in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, is released into the atmosphere, resulting in the death of 80% of the Eurasian and Eastern European population which in turn results in the death of half of the world's population. The contaminated area becomes uninhabitable for a decade, when Lucifer-Alpha mutates into a non-lethal form. This tragic event later becomes known as "The Catastrophe".

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On June 6, 1996, 1996[[note]]1991 in the original Japanese version[[/note]], a chemical weapon known as [[ThePlague Lucifer-Alpha]] under development in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, is released into the atmosphere, resulting in the death of 80% of the Eurasian and Eastern European population which in turn results in the death of half of the world's population. The contaminated area becomes uninhabitable for a decade, when Lucifer-Alpha mutates into a non-lethal form. This tragic event later becomes known as "The Catastrophe".
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