''The Subjective Tropes have appeared. It's the killer. Do not die.''
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Katherine an honest woman who just wants Vincent to finally take some control in his life? Or is she a ManipulativeBitch who’s [[spoiler:perfectly willing to use a variant of TheBabyTrap to try and get him to do what she wants?]]
** Concerning Catherine: [[spoiler:is she a malevolent entity who has willingly led several men to their deaths at the behest of Mutton? Or is she merely a PunchClockVillain who has found someone she genuinely likes in Vincent?]]
** Vincent, Johnny, and Orlando make it pretty clear that they don't want Toby dating Erica, but are they trying to protect Toby [[spoiler: from sleeping with a transsexual? Or are they trying to protect Erica from becoming the victim of another hate crime?]]
* BaseBreaker:
** [[spoiler: ''Erica'', good God. Many people were riled up by the fact that she is a transsexual and how she's treated.]]
** Katherine also has shades of this, due to some of [[FinancialAbuse her actions]]. Speaking of which, [[{{Yandere}} Catherine]] has shades of it, too...
* BizarroEpisode: [[spoiler:The Cathedral, up to and including the wakeup from that fake day.]] It would make more sense if it were a AlternateUniverse, but, [[MindScrew due to the game's nature]]...
* CreepyAwesome: The boss of stage 6, a rematch against the baby from stage 3 except [[spoiler: it is mechanized with stuff like a chainsaw arm and a machine gun]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** A soundtrack composed by [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Shoji Meguro]], consisting of smooth jazz for the quiet scenes and awesome classical remixes for the nightmare scenes.
** Someone ''REALLY'' loves "The Planets".
* DisappointingLastLevel: The last few stages introduce Random Blocks and Monster Blocks, making the stages less about puzzle-platforming and more about undoing until that next Random Block turns into the block you need.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** There are some that argue that Boss should get his own game.
** [[spoiler: Nergal, providing quite possibly the funniest moments in the game when he appears.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/837568/35_-artist-atlus-between_breasts-bra-breasts-brown This image.]] It's been floating around days before they announced the [[TroyBaker English]] [[LauraBailey Voice Actors]]. '''{{NSFW}}!'''
** "Hilarious" might be an overstatement, but some scenes become amusing when looked back on with the knowledge that [[spoiler:Catherine is a succubus, and InvisibleToNormals]]:
*** [[spoiler:When Katherine showed up with the cake while Catherine was over, she couldn't have seen Catherine anyway... and when Catherine went into the bathroom, she was probably just eavesdropping from there and waiting for the most inopportune time to flush the toilet.]]
*** [[spoiler:When Catherine showed up at the Chrono Rabbit while Vincent was there with Katherine, she was probably just hanging out in the entryway, shouting things in Vincent's direction.]]
* ItsHardSoItSucks:
** You know something's hard when the masochists that are the Atlus fanbase have so much trouble that Atlus had to patch in an easy mode.
** Hell, BennettTheSage of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, often shown to be a rather... unpleasant fellow in crossover vids (all played for laughs of course; [[MeanCharacterNiceActor he's nothing like that in real life]]) couldn't even get through the game and have time to review it, most of his video on it ''was him complaining about the difficulty''.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** Vincent's incessant cries of "Yeah, I got it!" if he picks up items or coins on successive blocks.
** The ringing of the bell as you reach the end of a level.
** "Edge. Edge. Edge."
* MostWonderfulSound: [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''Haaaaallelujah!'']]
* NarmCharm: "Head goes [[YourHeadASplode BOOM!]]", spoken by the FinalBoss.
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/{{Catherine}} Has it's own page]].
* NightmareRetardant: So you're facing off against [[spoiler: the FinalBoss, who is a giant head with a beard made of sheep that are still alive and GlowingEyesOfDoom,]] and what is the PreMortemOneLiner [[spoiler:he]] delivers before the fight starts? [[spoiler: "Prepare yourself, [[ComedicUnderwearExposure boxer boy!"]]]]
* OneSceneWonder: [[spoiler: Nergal, Catherine's dad and ruler of the underworld, only shows up in the good and true endings of the cheater's route.]]
* PeripheryDemographic: Surprisingly, the game's multiplayer mode has become popular amongst competitive gamers, to the point where in some locales, there is a ''tournament scene'' for the game.
* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Catherine is a succubus.]] Who honestly didn't see ''that'' coming?
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: ''Justified''! [[spoiler: During the course of the main game, Katherine breaks up with Vincent for pretty justifiable reasons. So, since you can get a Katherine ending, there has to be a good reason why Katherine would ever take Vincent back...and lo and behold, it turns out Catherine was an illusion and Vincent ''never really cheated''. Although it sounds like bullshit at first and Vincent's friends have to back him up for the explanation to stick.]]
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''[[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Now's not the time to be dead!]]''