History YMMV / NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors

13th Feb '17 5:50:08 PM Gosicrystal
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** There's also [[spoiler:the Axe ending]] which is mostly rightly horrific save the [[spoiler:one shot of [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111111060055/ninehourspersonsdoors/images/a/a1/Axe_ending_bracelets.png Junpei's face]], which just looks unintentionally hilarious.]]

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** There's also [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The Axe ending]] which is mostly rightly horrific save for the [[spoiler:one shot of [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111111060055/ninehourspersonsdoors/images/a/a1/Axe_ending_bracelets.png Junpei's face]], which just looks unintentionally hilarious.]]
13th Feb '17 5:48:56 PM Gosicrystal
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** Junpei himself - see EsotericHappyEnding below.

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** Junpei himself - see EsotericHappyEnding below.himself.



** Also, Junpei/Science Boy.

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** Also, Junpei/Science Boy.



** [[spoiler: Takeshi/Coco for having to be saved in the past. Relates more to Coco, for obvious gender reasons, as well as June's similar tendencies to disappear when no one is looking.]]
** [[spoiler: BW for doing the saving, and Coco again for helping to awaken this realization in the first place (through the use of her ESP, as opposed to morphogenetic fields in this game).]]
** [[spoiler: You'haru for having to orchestrate the whole plan. In this sense, Santa can be seen as Kaburaki.]]
** [[spoiler: In short, she's the savior, the saved, and the planner all in one character. She had help.]]
** [[spoiler: Hokuto and Junpei were unwitting pawns of the plot. While Junpei doesn't get amnesia, they were both integral to the mastermind's plot.]]

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** [[spoiler: Takeshi/Coco [[spoiler:Takeshi/Coco for having to be saved in the past. Relates more to Coco, for obvious gender reasons, as well as June's similar tendencies to disappear when no one is looking.]]
** [[spoiler: BW [[spoiler:BW for doing the saving, and Coco again for helping to awaken this realization in the first place (through the use of her ESP, as opposed to morphogenetic fields in this game).]]
** [[spoiler: You'haru [[spoiler:You'haru for having to orchestrate the whole plan. In this sense, Santa can be seen as Kaburaki.]]
** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In short, she's the savior, the saved, and the planner all in one character. She had help.]]
** [[spoiler: Hokuto [[spoiler:Hokuto and Junpei were unwitting pawns of the plot. While Junpei doesn't get amnesia, they were both integral to the mastermind's plot.]]



** Seven. He may seem like a ScaryBlackMan but [[spoiler:he's the guy who saved all the kids at the first time]], and [[TheUnreveal his name is never revealed.]] His brash sense of humor seems to help.
** Snake, as well. According to a poll by Aksys he's the most popular character in the game in the US.
** Similar polls show that Clover's the most popular character in the game in Japan, and is second only to her brother in the US.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: the upbeat "love conquers all" vibe becomes FridgeHorror when you realize main character Junpei is unable to stop loving the person who effectively tortured innocents to survive and murdered those who wronged her, and who leaves him without a word. In the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, he even becomes disillusioned after unsuccessfully chasing her for the rest of his life. However, the GoldenEnding of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' ultimately subverts this, as Akane is given a much more sympathetic characterization, and her and Junpei end up forming a close relationship, both professionally and personally.]] And to be fair, [[spoiler: you can consider Akane's actions an extremely bizarre form of murder in self-defense. Young Akane needed someone to connect with in the exact same situation. Junpei or Santa wasn't just going to stumble into a Nonary Game. The only future she found where Junpei was in the same proper frame of mind was one where she put him there. WordOfGod confirms that Junpei would have been willing to save a girl's life had he been asked, just the situation kind of forced it to be involuntary. And deaths surely helped Junpei be in the proper Nonary Game setting to connect with. Considering that these bastards are going to kill Young Akane if she doesn't kidnap them 9 years later and thus save herself...]]. [[spoiler:Also, look at what Junpei does to ensure he enters Door #3 if he insists on taking that path. He certainly understands being a MagnificentBastard to get what you want, and thus is less likely to hold Akane's actions against her, especially considering she had a much more understandable reason for her actions (read: escaping imminent death and exacting vengeance on the ones who put her through hell) than Junpei did (read: possibly condemning three apparently innocent people to death because he wanted to stay with June)]].
* FauxSymbolism
** [[spoiler: June's story of the rabbit hutches predicted the deaths of the players, except Ace in Submarine ending, in which they were the rabbits while Junpei is responsible for catching the killer.]]
** [[spoiler: In True ending, Ace explained that he only found a mandrake root inside the coffin. In Greek mythology, Mandrake root symbolizes immortality and whoever eats that plant, they went to sleep and never woke up. Other folklore claims that mandrake root links sexual behavior or as a worship to the devil.]]
** [[spoiler: Hermes, the Greek god on whom Mercury is based, is a messenger of gods and he often guides travelers to go on safe journey. He's also served as a trickster that's why many Greeks wanted to sacrifice for him. In the Axe and Submarine endings, the mercury symbol at the elevator represents a dead end to the entire group.]]

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** Seven. He may seem like a ScaryBlackMan but [[spoiler:he's the guy who saved all the kids at the first time]], and [[TheUnreveal his name is never revealed.]] revealed]]. His brash sense of humor seems to help.
** Snake, as well.Snake. According to a poll by Aksys he's the most popular character in the game in the US.
** Similar polls Polls show that Clover's the most popular character in the game in Japan, and is second only to her brother in the US.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The upbeat "love conquers all" vibe becomes FridgeHorror when you realize main character Junpei is unable to stop loving the person who effectively tortured innocents to survive and murdered those who wronged her, and who leaves him without a word. In the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, he even becomes disillusioned after unsuccessfully chasing her for the rest of his life. However, the GoldenEnding of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' ultimately subverts this, as Akane is given a much more sympathetic characterization, and her and Junpei end up forming a close relationship, both professionally and personally.]] And to be fair, [[spoiler: you can consider Akane's actions an extremely bizarre form of murder in self-defense. Young Akane needed someone to connect with in the exact same situation. Junpei or Santa wasn't just going to stumble into a Nonary Game. The only future she found where Junpei was in the same proper frame of mind was one where she put him there. WordOfGod confirms that Junpei would have been willing to save a girl's life had he been asked, just the situation kind of forced it to be involuntary. And deaths surely helped Junpei be in the proper Nonary Game setting to connect with. Considering that these bastards are going to kill Young Akane if she doesn't kidnap them 9 years later and thus save herself...]]. [[spoiler:Also, look at what Junpei does to ensure he enters Door #3 if he insists on taking that path. He certainly understands being a MagnificentBastard to get what you want, and thus is less likely to hold Akane's actions against her, especially considering she had a much more understandable reason for her actions (read: escaping imminent death and exacting vengeance on the ones who put her through hell) than Junpei did (read: possibly condemning three apparently innocent people to death because he wanted to stay with June)]].
* FauxSymbolism
FauxSymbolism:
** [[spoiler: June's [[spoiler:June's story of the rabbit hutches predicted the deaths of the players, except Ace in Submarine ending, in which they were the rabbits while Junpei is responsible for catching the killer.]]
** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the True ending, Ace explained that he only found a mandrake root inside the coffin. In Greek mythology, Mandrake root symbolizes immortality and whoever eats that plant, they went to sleep and never woke up. Other folklore claims that mandrake root links sexual behavior or as a worship to the devil.]]
** [[spoiler: Hermes, [[spoiler:Hermes, the Greek god on whom Mercury is based, is a messenger of gods and he often guides travelers to go on safe journey. He's also served as a trickster that's why many Greeks wanted to sacrifice for him. In the Axe and Submarine endings, the mercury symbol at the elevator represents a dead end to the entire group.]]



-->'''Snake''': Junpei, I cannot help but notice your interest in the bed. Perhaps you are hoping we will spend time on it, together...
-->'''Junpei''': Gah! Y-You—! I— Don't say stuff like...damn! That's not a mental image I want!

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-->'''Snake''': --->'''Snake''': Junpei, I cannot help but notice your interest in the bed. Perhaps you are hoping we will spend time on it, together...
-->'''Junpei''': --->'''Junpei''': Gah! Y-You—! I— Don't say stuff like...like... damn! That's not a mental image I want!



* IronWoobie: [[spoiler:Snake...and possibly Akane, depending on your interpretation of her character.]]

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* IronWoobie: [[spoiler:Snake... and possibly Akane, depending on your interpretation of her character.]]



** [[spoiler:June, a.k.a. Akane]] who masterminds the entire plot and shows a considerable ruthless streak in disposing of enemies.

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** [[spoiler:June, a.k.a. Akane]] Akane]], who masterminds the entire plot and shows a considerable ruthless streak in disposing of enemies.



* MemeticMutation: The Funyarinpa.[[labelnote:Explanation]]What? An explanation? You don't know about the Funyarinpa already? That's-that's practically blasphemous! Apologize to the Funyarinpa at once! ... A random word that Junpei comes up with on the spot. When the other characters don't know what he's talking about, he says more or less what you just read.[[/labelnote]]

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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The Funyarinpa.[[labelnote:Explanation]]What? An explanation? You don't know about the Funyarinpa already? That's-that's practically blasphemous! Apologize to the Funyarinpa at once! ... A random word that Junpei comes up with on the spot. When the other characters don't know what he's talking about, he says more or less what you just read.[[/labelnote]]



* {{Moe}}: Clover. [[spoiler:When she hasn't gone AxCrazy, that is. Or even then.]]

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* {{Moe}}: Clover. [[spoiler:When she hasn't gone AxCrazy, crazy, that is. Or even then.]]



** [[spoiler: Snake's (fake) death, if you chose room 5. He is one of the most awesome characters in the game, and one of the most useful.]]

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** [[spoiler: Snake's [[spoiler:Snake's (fake) death, if you chose room 5. He is one of the most awesome characters in the game, and one of the most useful.]]



* {{Shipping}}: Akane and Junpei obviously. There are some moments for Junpei and Clover, but not as much as with Akane. Also Lotus and Seven. The UST is so heavy you can feel it. [[http://www.aksysgames.com/999/answers Lotus/Seven has since been confirmed by]] WordOfGod. Also Santa and Clover – when he starts getting all excited about the stairs you're climbing and how they'd be perfect for looking up skirts, he immediately demands that you bring Clover over.

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* {{Shipping}}: Akane and Junpei Junpei, obviously. There are some moments for Junpei and Clover, but not as much as with Akane. Also Lotus and Seven. The UST is so heavy you can feel it. [[http://www.aksysgames.com/999/answers Lotus/Seven has since been confirmed by]] WordOfGod. Also Santa and Clover – when he starts getting all excited about the stairs you're climbing and how they'd be perfect for looking up skirts, he immediately demands that you bring Clover over.



** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Akane's own misery ended up turning her into a completely amoral mastermind willing to do anything for survival and revenge...and yet we can't hate her, after what she'd been through to begin with, and it ''was'' pretty much the only way she or anyone else could get out alive.]]

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** * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Akane's own misery ended up turning her into a completely amoral mastermind willing to do anything for survival and revenge...and yet we can't hate her, after what she'd been through to begin with, and it ''was'' pretty much the only way she or anyone else could get out alive.]]
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20th Dec '16 1:53:21 AM tatiana
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** In the Safe Ending, [[spoiler: Snake's death is one of only two deaths in any of the bad endings that causes Junpei to completely ''flip his shit'', to the point that he has to be physically restrained, then punched in the gut and carried out by Seven to keep him from running to Snake and locking himself in the incinerator. The only other character whose death has ever evoked that kind of extreme reaction is June, Junpei's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and love interest]].]]
6th Dec '16 7:26:54 PM SteakAddictsAnonymous
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** If Junpei enters Door 5, then examines the bed multiple times, Snake will comment on it.
-->'''Snake''': Junpei, I cannot help but notice your interest in the bed. Perhaps you are hoping we will spend time on it, together...
-->'''Junpei''': Gah! Y-You—! I— Don't say stuff like...damn! That's not a mental image I want!
17th Oct '16 9:31:10 AM globox85
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** The mostly [[PlayerPunch excruciating]] Safe ending also provides [[spoiler: one of the most inappropriate moments imaginable for a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' joke to make itself. I guess we can assume that "Snake! ''Snake! SNAAAAAKE!''" would sound better if we could actually hear Junpei's voice]].

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** The mostly [[PlayerPunch excruciating]] Safe ending also provides [[spoiler: one of the most inappropriate moments imaginable for a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' joke to make itself. I guess we can assume that "Snake! ''Snake! SNAAAAAKE!''" would sound better if we could actually hear Junpei's voice]].voice. (And in the upcoming remake, we most likely will)]]
26th Jul '16 3:55:10 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: '''June.''' Especially so to fans who've played the sequel.

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%% * BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: '''June.''' Especially so to fans who've played the sequel.
3rd Jul '16 11:14:27 AM eliaskelham
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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: the upbeat "love conquers all" vibe becomes FridgeHorror when you realize main character Junpei is unable to stop loving the person who effectively tortured innocents to survive and murdered those who wronged her, and who leaves him without a word. In the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, he even becomes disillusioned after unsuccessfully chasing her for the rest of his life. However, the GoldenEnding of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' ultimately subverts this, as Akane is given a much more sympathetic characterization, and her and Junpei end up forming a close relationship, both professionally and personally.]] To be fair, [[spoiler: you can consider it an extremely bizarre form of murder in self-defense. Young Akane needed someone to connect with in the exact same situation. Junpei or Santa wasn't just going to stumble into a Nonary Game. The only future she found where Junpei was in the same proper frame of mind was one where she put him there. WordOfGod confirms that Junpei would have been willing to save a girl's life had he been asked, just the situation kind of forced it to be involuntary. And deaths surely helped Junpei be in the proper Nonary Game setting to connect with. Considering that these bastards are going to kill Young Akane if she doesn't kidnap them 9 years later and thus save herself...]]. [[spoiler:Also, look at what Junpei does to ensure he enters Door #3 if he insists on taking that path. He certainly understands being a MagnificentBastard to get what you want, and thus is less likely to hold Akane's actions against her, especially considering she had a much more understandable reason for her actions (read: escaping imminent death and exacting vengeance on the ones who put her through hell) than Junpei did (read: possibly condemning three apparently innocent people to death because he wanted to stay with June)]].

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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: the upbeat "love conquers all" vibe becomes FridgeHorror when you realize main character Junpei is unable to stop loving the person who effectively tortured innocents to survive and murdered those who wronged her, and who leaves him without a word. In the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, he even becomes disillusioned after unsuccessfully chasing her for the rest of his life. However, the GoldenEnding of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' ultimately subverts this, as Akane is given a much more sympathetic characterization, and her and Junpei end up forming a close relationship, both professionally and personally.]] To And to be fair, [[spoiler: you can consider it Akane's actions an extremely bizarre form of murder in self-defense. Young Akane needed someone to connect with in the exact same situation. Junpei or Santa wasn't just going to stumble into a Nonary Game. The only future she found where Junpei was in the same proper frame of mind was one where she put him there. WordOfGod confirms that Junpei would have been willing to save a girl's life had he been asked, just the situation kind of forced it to be involuntary. And deaths surely helped Junpei be in the proper Nonary Game setting to connect with. Considering that these bastards are going to kill Young Akane if she doesn't kidnap them 9 years later and thus save herself...]]. [[spoiler:Also, look at what Junpei does to ensure he enters Door #3 if he insists on taking that path. He certainly understands being a MagnificentBastard to get what you want, and thus is less likely to hold Akane's actions against her, especially considering she had a much more understandable reason for her actions (read: escaping imminent death and exacting vengeance on the ones who put her through hell) than Junpei did (read: possibly condemning three apparently innocent people to death because he wanted to stay with June)]].
3rd Jul '16 11:13:10 AM eliaskelham
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* TheWoobie: Everyone! [[spoiler:Except for, you know, the Cradle Pharmaceutical guys.]] In particular, [[spoiler:Clover, Snake, Santa and Akane.]]

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* TheWoobie: Everyone! [[spoiler:Except for, you know, Ace and the rest of the Cradle Pharmaceutical guys.]] In particular, [[spoiler:Clover, Snake, Santa and Akane.]]
3rd Jul '16 10:56:33 AM eliaskelham
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** Who is June? [[spoiler:A heroine justifiably seeking to save herself and give evildoers just desserts, or a villain willing to torture innocents and place them in fear of their lives to correct her own idiocy, possibly with an excessive taste for revenge? While ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' keeps her moral ambiguity intact, most of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' heavily supports the former interpretation, going as far as showing that Akane's WellIntentionedExtremist tendencies only intensify in the ending that ''leads to'' ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.]]

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** Who is June? [[spoiler:A heroine justifiably seeking to save herself and give evildoers just desserts, or a villain willing to torture innocents and place them in fear of their lives to correct her own idiocy, possibly with an excessive taste for revenge? While ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' keeps her moral ambiguity intact, most of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' heavily supports the former interpretation, going as far as showing that Akane's WellIntentionedExtremist tendencies only intensify in the ending that ''leads to'' leads to ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.]]
3rd Jul '16 10:55:56 AM eliaskelham
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** Who is June? [[spoiler:A heroine justifiably seeking to save herself and give evildoers just desserts, or a villain willing to torture innocents and place them in fear of their lives to correct her own idiocy, possibly with an excessive taste for revenge?]]

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** Who is June? [[spoiler:A heroine justifiably seeking to save herself and give evildoers just desserts, or a villain willing to torture innocents and place them in fear of their lives to correct her own idiocy, possibly with an excessive taste for revenge?]]revenge? While ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' keeps her moral ambiguity intact, most of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' heavily supports the former interpretation, going as far as showing that Akane's WellIntentionedExtremist tendencies only intensify in the ending that ''leads to'' ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.]]
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