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[[caption-width-right:350:Keep your eyes on that clown, [[spoiler:it's the (unwilling) BigBad.]]]]

''Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story'' is a point-and-click hidden object game from Alawar Games.

Sam and Danielle Hunt are a recently married couple. One night as they sit together on the sofa, the door rattles, a package is left on the doorstep, and Sam vanishes. Danielle opens the box, to find that it contains a living doll who knows where Sam is. She finds his orphanage file, when his adopted parents become dolls. She goes to look for him at his old address, and finds a boy named Jimmy who looks exactly like Young Sam -- which is when everything gets worse.
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!!''Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story'' contains examples of:
* BetaTestBaddie: Inverted. The clown thinks he's complete, and tries to kill his other half.
* BiggerBad: The entity in the clown is pretty frightening, [[spoiler:but it was all James Morgan's fault.]]
* CreepyChild: Kim, thanks to being an EmotionlessGirl.
* CreepyDoll: Creepier than [[SonicTheHedgehog Tails Doll]] and [[Literature/{{Coraline}} Other Mother's doll]] by sheer number and plot importance, Stray Souls is the '''KING''' of this trope.
* DoomedByCanon: Edgar Torres stars in the prequel chapter - see PosthumousCharacter below.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The doll, in the end]].
* HiddenObjectGame
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Danielle, at least when it comes to the clown.
** [[spoiler:It's implied that she trusted the clown because (unbeknownst to her) he's one half of her husband.]]
* KilledOffForReal: The director, the Hunts, the raven and the spider, the doll, and the demon possessing the clown.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Sam.]]
* LockedDoor: Most doors you encounter are locked. Some can be opened with a key you find in strange places and others are unlocked by solving puzzles.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Sam and Kim are siblings.]]
* MonsterClown
* ObviouslyEvil: See above.
* OrphanageOfFear: The orphanage that Sam was sent to.
* PosthumousCharacter: Edgar Torres becomes a ghost as soon as he's freed from the trap.
* SceneryGorn: The town and rooms are very detailed. And frightening.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Sam again.]]
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Would you honestly trust that MonsterClown?
** It's subtly implied that Danielle trusted him [[spoiler:subconciously because he was one half of her husband.]]
* TheReveal: The dollhouse story. [[spoiler:The dollhouse reveals all - the Hunts were wizards, who trapped a legion of demons in a chest. The orphanage director forced a demon into a clown doll, then sent it to kill the Hunts. He took Sam away, and tried to harness his inherited powers, splitting him into Jimmy and the Clown. He tries to burn the clown doll, when he is murdered by the Clown. Unknown to everyone, his sister Kim hid behind the sofa and created the helpful doll from all the good things in her house.]]
* TitleDrop: Stray Souls orphanage, and the Dollhouse that tells the Story.

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