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''lost fragment - Standstill Girl'' is a turn-based [[RolePlayingGame RPG]] created by Sky Scraper Project using RPG Maker 2000. It tells the story of a girl [[AmnesiacHero with no memories]] named [[AliceAllusion Alice]] who lives in the Land of Time, a place outside the normal space-time continuum, with a boy named Tiska, who serves the guardian of the Great Clock that administers time. Other than these two, the town is populated by friendly blob-like creatures called Shadelings.

One day, the hands of the Great Clock disappear, causing time to stop in the Land of Life (that is, the human world). In an effort to help her friend, Alice thus sets out to retrieve the hands, and as she recovers them she starts uncovering her past...

Battles are fought side-view, using an active time system of sort. You can equip up to 5 actions, including guarding and using items, to use during battle. There are no [[ManaMeter MPs]]; instead, each turn you get an Energy Core, of which you can hold up to 4 at time. Generally, stronger skills require more EC, though a lot of them are also [[CastFromHitPoints Cast From Hit Points]]. Also, you don't [[LevelUp gain levels]], [[PointBuildSystem but use the "Force" obtained from defeating enemies to power up your three stats]]: Stamina (Health), PSY (Attack) and AGL (Speed).

It has been translated and can be downloaded for free [[http://vgperson.com/games/standstillgirl.htm here]].
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!''This game provides examples of:''


* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: With stats, as you don't have levels. They probably go up to 999 each. By the endgame, if you never run from battles, you should have about 200 LP and the other stats at about 130, and be able to beat the [[FinalBoss Final Boss]] with ease.
* ActionGirl: Alice
* AmbidextrousSprite: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Alice's ribbon is always on the left side of her hair.
* AmnesiacHero: Alice again.
**[[spoiler:[[DeathAmnesia Death Amnesia]]]].
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Tiska. He saved Alice as a way to atone for being the reason Gulinello became a Shadeling]].
* AwesomeButImpractical: Most high level skills are all flashy and powerful, but require 3-4 EC to use, meaning you have to spend some turns every time you want to use one.
** BoringButPractical: The Self-Holocaust skill quickly evolve into this. It sacrifices a relatively high amount of LP to do massive damage to the enemy. It can pretty much one-hit kill any normal mob and defeat bosses in a couple of hit, and by the second half of the game you regenerates health so fast that you can use it every single fight.
* [[spoiler: [[BackFromTheDead Back From the Dead]]: Chronola/Alice died before the start of the game. Tiska resurrected her and took her under his care, causing the abnormality that kicks the game plot. Tiska himself is also implied to have been brought back by Gulinello in the distant past]].
* BattleThemeMusic: 5 of them. They're all quite cool. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the final dungeon]], as the music doesn't change in battle.
* BeamSpam: The Innocent Rain skills looks suspiciously similar to [[TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua's holy beam]]. May also happen randomly when using the "Just Watch" command.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Alice during the [[TrueEnding True Ending]]. She ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punches God]]'' to defend her friend.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Human crimes such as theft and murder mean nothing to those living in the Land of Time. [[spoiler: Creating a contradiction or defying the will of Order for your own purpose]] is considered the greatest sin, and those guilty of it are punished by [[spoiler: losing their memories, body and identity]].
* BossSubtitles: Enemies and bosses don't have proper names. Instead, they are introduced with a word or a small sentence, which often has to do with what they represent.
* BonusBoss: The two guys in the Asylum. If you defeat every Red Shadeling, the last one will give you the password to unlock them.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The characters do this in [[DevelopersRoom Alice's Backyard]].
* [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Break The Cutie]] You ''will'' be sad for Alice once you learn her story...]]
** [[spoiler: [[KillTheCutie Kill the Cutie]]]]
* ButThouMust: When asked to give up going to look for the clock Hands, your possible answers are "Nope" and "Nope nope".
* TheCameo: The aforementioned bonus bosses are apparently characters from Sky Scraper Project's previous games. Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou those don't seem to have been translated]].
* {{Cap}}: Damage cap at 999. Reaching it is surprisingly easy.
* CaptainObvious: A random shadeling explains the "Just Watch" action:
-->''The effect? ...I guess you just watch?''
** BlatantLies: Sometimes (there's about a 2% chance), said action makes Alice ''[[EyeBeam shoot a laser beam from her eyes]]''.
* CastFromHitPoints: Most skills require a certain amount of Lp to perform.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[spoiler: Chronola lost her mother when she was 6. [[DisappearedDad Nothing is known about her father]]]].
* CounterAttack: An accessory can give you this ability.
* CriticalHit: Another passive you can get with a specific accessory.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Losing a battle only results in you returning to the Land of Time with all your items and progress. Nothing is lost besides a useless title only obtainable after finishing the game. Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] story-wise.
* DevelopersRoom: Can be unlocked using a password. It gives some more details about the [[TrueEnding True Ending]] and some notes about the characters and the game development.
* TheDitz: Tiska shows some sign of this.
* [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide Driven to Suicide]]: Chronola.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yes, cat-eared Tiska is really a boy. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] if you read the journal in Alice's home.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Alice wears a pretty frilly dress.
* EvolvingAttack: You get most skills by using the ones you have multiple times.
* FallenHero: The second optional boss seems to be this.
* FinalBossNewDimension: Happens with every area boss and obviously against the final boss itself.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the book in the Info Hut gives a one-sentence hint to the nature of Alice's past.
* GlobalCurrency: Taken [[UpToEleven Up to eleven]] with Force: you can use it to increase your stats, buy items and... ''grow flowers''! Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that it's not really a currency, but a sort of energy released from monsters.
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler: Tiska joins you during the final boss battle. He'll cast the strongest healing spell in the game every few turns.]]
* [[spoiler: [[MadeASlave Made a Slave]]: What happened to Chronola after her mother's death]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Alice during one of the endings]].
* HpToOne: The second optional boss has an attack that does this. However, you can actually guard against it, and it will only halve your current health.
* HulkSpeak: Red Shadelings talk like this.
* IdentityAmnesia: A plot point. Not only Alice, but everyone living in the Land of Time has this, as giving away your past and future is the only way to get there to begin with.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: May the new love you find be genuine.]]
* LimitedMoveArsenal: You can only equip 5 commands at once. This includes skills, items, guarding and fleeing.
* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler: Again, Order. Killing her essentially means dooming the whole world]].
* MagicAIsMagicA: Some enemies use the same skills the player possesses. They have to stock up EC and sacrifice LP to use them, just as you do.
* TheMaker: The unseen god who created the world and gave it its balance. It never appears phisically, but [[spoiler: you get to [[ReasoningWithGod talk to]] and eventually fight his emissary]].
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Chronola]]. May also doubles as [[PunnyName Punny Name]], at least in the developer's intention: [[spoiler: he thinks she seems like a "wild black cat". In Japanese, her name is read as "kuronora", which can mean "black stray"]].
* MultipleEndings: 3 of them.
**EarnYourBadEnding: Not exactly "hard" to get, but the [[DownerEnding saddest ending]] is the only one that requires you to do the opposite of what you're expected to do, namely [[spoiler: don't talk to Tiska and tell Order you intend to take punishment in his stead]]. Said choice ends with [[spoiler: Alice dying and restoring the normal flow of time]].
**EarnYourHappyEnding: The [[TrueEnding True Ending]], which is the only one that involves a [[FinalBoss final boss fight]]. It's... not exactly an [[BittersweetEnding "happy"]] [[DownerEnding ending though.]][[spoiler: Sure, both Alice and Tiska are alive, but killing Order means the Land of Life and the Land of Time will soon cease to exist, along with every living being]]. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the [[DevelopersRoom Developer's Room]]:
-->'''[[spoiler: Order]]''': ''Are you heroes or villains!?''
**The remaining one has [[spoiler: Tiska atoning for his sin and becoming a Shadeling. Alice then presumably takes his place as the warden of the Great Clock]].
* MusicRoom: Can be unlocked with a password.
* PamphletShelf: You can only read the books in the Info Hut, and they are ridiculously short. They're also missing words and letters...
* PlotCoupon: The Clock Hands are basically this, as they even give [[StoryBreadcrumbs Story Breadcrumbs]] in the form of Memory fragments. To a lesser extent, the cogs you have to destroy in each area to advance.
* RandomEncounter
* RegeneratingHealth: You recover a good chunk of LP at the end of any battle and walking around also resotes some of it. The Cat-eared Cape accessory and Centifulword skill give [[GradualRegeneration a similar effect in battle]], and you can stack them to increase their power.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Chronola (and at least two more girls before her) were this to the unnamed millionaire. [[DrivenToSuicide It doesn't end well]]]].
* RocketTagGameplay: Tends to happen in the endgame. Since there is no defense stat, late game enemies and bosses will often do high damage with every attack, but you will be able to kill everything in 3 turns top. The exceptions are the [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]], who put more emphasis on reading their attack pattern and guarding.
* ShoutOut: The final boss has an attack named [[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep "Dream of electric sheep"]]. The first bonus boss uses one named Dogra Magra, which appears to be [[GeniusBonus a reference to a Japanese novel written in 1935]].
** [[KingdomHearts The half-eaten ice cream may also be a reference to another plot-important ice cream]].
* SilentProtagonist: Similar to [[ChronoTrigger Chrono]] or the main character from the [[ShinMegamiTensei Megaten series]], Alice only talks through the player's answers. [[spoiler: She does speak during the [[GoodEnding good ending]], though.]]
* SingleUseShield: The Element Wall skill, which nullifies the enemy's next attack.
* SoundOfNoDamage: The "miss" sound.
* StandardStatusEffect: Weak (Poison), Blind, Dizzy (can't use skills) and Instant Death. Slow is aslo used by the first bonus boss.
* StatOVision: You can always see the enemy's health bar and you get to see their skill list when they attack.
* TakingYouWithMe: One of the Red Shadelings will use a suicide attack when cornered. [[OneHitKO Surviving it is quite impossible]], so to win the fight you have to defeat it before it gets the chance to use said attack, or block it with an equippable item or move.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Just watching wastes a turn. Its only purpose is probably to let you stock EC even if you unequipped the Guard command.
* TimeStandStill: What happens to the human world when the hands of the Clock disappear.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: The Garden of Creation.
* [[VideoGameTutorial Tutorial]]: Taking it is optional but recommended, as the monsters in the first few areas would be quite hard otherwise.
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: Gulinello. And most likely every single Shadeling.]]
* WelcomeToCorneria: With the exceptions of the Shadelings that gives you the tutorial, all other NPC never change their lines of dialogue.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The game was intended to have another ending split, but it proved difficult to implement, so it was scrapped.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Order]] reasonably tells you this in the [[DevelopersRoom Developer's Room]]. Thinking about it, [[spoiler: destroying the world along with yourselves isn't exactly the best outcome]] [[SarcasmMode right?]]
* YouCantFightFate: The reason for the whole mess in the Land of Life. As Alice [[spoiler: died in the past, her being alive contrasts with God's intended harmony, creating a contradiction that influences the flowing of time]]. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It actually makes a bit more sense than it sounds]].