Funny / Ghost Trick

  • The characters coming up with various rational and irrational explanations for Sissel's actions while never saying ghost.
  • Lynne's monologue after her first death is averted would suit the greatest of Cloudcuckoolanders.
    Lynne: What in the world just happened? The crane moved all by itself, and then that big iron ball fell all by itself. It started raining all by itself, and then an umbrella came down all by itself. *gasp* Oh my goodness! Don't tell me I have psychokinetic powers!
  • At the end of the sixth chapter, as Lynne escapes the junkyard and as Sissel remains to find his way to prisoner D99, she runs past Ray, who watches her exit and dances. It's a great detail anyway, but on the second play, it becomes a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as well, given who set events in motion.
  • Missile. One-Scene Wonder turned Memetic Mutation. And then not so one-scene....
    • He is definitely a Top Pomeranian.
    • When he declares he's going to make his own path after Sissel finds a way into Emma's apartment, Missile proceeds to repeatedly ram his head into the door trying to get at the doorknob.
    • ... and after you bring him back to life, all the little guy wants is a doughnut.
  • Pretty much everything about Bailey. Especially his panic dance.
    Bailey: Ah, a contest then! Which will stop first- my dancing, or the turning of the planet?! *Dances faster*
    Unnamed other cop: Good luck with that.
  • Despite the fact that compared to the other characters he's relatively normal, whenever the Chef sings it's guaranteed to be hilarious.
    • Especially in the sequence after you prevent Memry, the waitress/undercover cop, from bugging Beauty and Dandy's table. Detective Rindge was not expecting to hear that from the microphone.
  • Reclining the chair in the van while Detective Rindge is inside. It knocks Rindge on his back, floundering like an overturned turtle. Sissel and Lynne's reactions are priceless. Eventually, Sissel says that he hopes Rindge has strong stomach muscles. Cue Rindge crashing into the Chicken Kitchen anyway.
  • Killing Inspector Cabanela with a hat (English version).
    Cabanela Not nice, kids. Not nice at all. You put a dent in my lovely mask.
    • To clarify, you've got a split second to swap a bullet with a same-shaped object in the room. You're supposed to knock the hard hat down and move a knit hat around so it's hanging in the same place, but you can try swapping with the hard hat instead. In other words, you kill Cabanela by smacking him in the head with a hard hat, moving at the speed of a bullet.
    • It's still funny, even if you do it the way you're supposed to, considering Cabanela's extremely dramatic flip he does after being hit in the face with a knit hat.
  • Chapter 9 may have been That One Puzzle, but it made up for it at least somewhat by having a grown man in a pink smock rolling around in the ventilation ducts.
    • Plus, dumping the hunters through the trapdoors. Especially good if you manage to enter the ghost world as it happens, and try to close it: "I can't close the door right now. Someone is falling through it."
    • Even better is how after falling through it, the hunter gets back up, goes back up the stairs again, only to fall through the same hole again. Over and over.
  • The guardian of the park.
    Guardian of the park: My hair is round too!
  • "Odd girl."
    "I agree."
    "Me, too."
  • "Your country's use of technology is just plain off!" "We get that a lot."
  • "You shouldn't talk like that. You never know who might be listening."
    Like me.
    Like me.
  • "Fool! Don't you know that women can make themselves appear slim through fashion?! To this day, I STILL don't know how much my wife really weighs!" Even funnier is that this particular quote is made after another police officer makes a nearly identical comment to the same man about how his wife left him years ago. The above quote is delivered with just as much severity and anger.
  • After watching a death row officer throw the switch to test a faulty electric chair, causing it to explode before the condemned is even in it:
    Sissel: So this is an execution, huh? It seems to me there's gotta be a safer way to do it...
    • Made funnier by the fact that Sissel's completely serious. He doesn't know what an execution is because he's a cat.
    • And even better, Detective Jowd is killed in the explosion, so as far as Sissel knows, the execution did exactly what he was told it would.
  • When Sissel possesses Lynne's corpse to save her for the third time. It's Sissel's facial expression that really takes the cake:
    Lynne: Ha ha! I died again!
    Sissel: ...
    • Similarly, her reaction to her fourth death, which is to ask Sissel "What took you so long?!" He notes that she's getting more and more brazen about this.
  • During Chapter 17
    • When Sissel gives up his Yomiel form and reverts to a standard Hitodama Light... but one with Triangle Shades! Even though it's otherwise a sad scene, that got a few laughs.
    • During the conversation where Yomiel explains everything he knows. It's even funnier because the speed of the last line appearing implies it was hastily said. They have the following exchange:
    Yomiel:There are many detectives hiding in that park.
    (The screen shows the guardian of the park walking in in his usual strange manner.)
    Sissel: You don't mean that guy handing out the pamphlets—!?
    Yomiel: No, he's just a plain old odd person.
    (The guardian of the park walks off.)
  • When Dandy opens the trunk with Kamila inside. You expect her to be bound and gagged in an empty compartment right? Nope it opens up into a lounge chair like configuration, complete with juice and cup holder.
    • And then Kamila nonchalantly puts her cup of juice into the cup holder.
  • Pretty much the entire sequence when you're saving the justice minister from his heart attack.
    • Virtually any time he says anything Sissel responds with "Huh?" and the minister rather ruthlessly insults himself.
    • Even funnier if you've played through Trials and Tribulations and pay attention to his usage of 'contradiction'. You may be reminded of another alleged "Contradictory existence", Larry Butz.
    • And then after you save him, he starts singing. With the Chicken Kitchen chef's voice.
    • One of Sissel's best quotes: "Please don't pick on the minister. If he dies again, I'm the one who has to save him." The fact he says his so nonchalantly is what sells it, Sissel says this with his "shrug" portrait as if he was more bothered than worried.
    • Speaking of which, the minister's severe case of denial regarding the existence of ghosts. This point gets cast into a drastically different light, however, when later in the game we learn that the minister has himself been subjected to one of Yomiel's manipulations.
    • And this:
      "Please stop gossiping about me inside my own head!"
  • The situation is explained to Missile:
    Missile: M-miss Kamila is... a hostage?!
    Cabanela: Yeah. I'm sorry, little warrior.
    Missile: (Beat) ...What's a hostage?!
  • Jowd's less than helpful comments when Sissel saves him.
    Sissel: All right, then. Four minutes from now... ...this chair will short out and explode, and you'll die.
    Jowd: Very sad.
    Sissel: If I stop the explosion...'ll be executed, and you'll still die.
    Jowd: Sorry I was ever born.
    Sissel: I have to protect you from the explosion and stop the execution... (The key to the whole thing must be this chair.)
    Jowd: I apologize for all your trouble.
    Sissel: Uh, could you stop with the insincere comments?
    Jowd: Ha ha ha!
    • He has even more unhelpful comments for the various ways you can screw up. For instance, if you don't leave the morgue:
      Sissel: (Maybe I should've moved during one of those two phone calls...)
      Jowd: Maybe you should have.
      Sissel: Zip it, D99.
    • That chapter is full of hilarity, including two guards discussing Jowd's escape from prison and what would have made him do it, considering he'd previously asked for the death penalty:
      Guard #1: Maybe on this final night of his, he just got a voice in his head or something... Maybe it told him to run.
      Sissel: Are they talking about me?
      Guard #2: What kind of voice do you think it was?
      Guard #1: You know... something evil. Like a devil or something. I picture something with a pointy head, wearing sunglasses... something like that.
      Sissel: They ARE talking about me...! (Can they see me?)
  • If you go to the park during chapter 15, instead of saving Cabanela:
    Guardian of the Park: Tell me...which is more important? The park, or this...'Kamila'?
    Detective Rindge: KAMILA.
  • At one point, Lynne gives Sissel an assignment to go read what's written on a particular prisoner's work schedule and report back to her. Partway into the mission he discovers a rather critical setback... he can't read. His reaction just makes it.
  • If you visit the Superintendent's Office before the first time you visit the basement to find Lynne, you overhear this conversation:
    Lovesick Cop: Tonight, in this town, on this planet, in this galaxy, in this cosmos... there any other man as dejected as me? My goal was to be a police officer as shining and as bright as a newly-minted coin... But now I have to find another dream.
    Sissel: .........
    Pigeon Man: Yes... Yes, that's a better goal for you, I think.
    Lovesick Cop: It is, isn't it?
  • If you try to move the broken hoist instead of immediately going to save Cabanela:
    Sissel: It's stuck on something. It won't budge.
    Missile: Maybe the man in white put a curse on it!
  • After Emma and Amelie make up, Amelie says that she'll stop calling her mother's novels 'weird', and will even try reading them. Emma's reaction is priceless, especially considering that what you've heard her typing wouldn't sound out of place in a Mills And Boon book!
    • Another one with Emma earlier on - if you keep eavesdropping on her as she types after you manage to get past her, she eventually hangs a lampshade on her own writing.
    • Another another one with the couple. If you take opportunities to visit in between plot points, Sissel will mention how, basically, he trusts Amelie is doing better than his previous visit. She, in turn, will cry out in bed. Sissel's reply each time?
    Sissel: No, I guess not.
  • After saving Lynne and Rindge in the Chicken Kitchen, Sissel monologues.
    One question in particular hangs heavy on my mind. Why did she shoot me? Until I know the answer, I'll never be satisfied.
    (camera pans to Lynne eating chicken in front of Rindge)
    Meanwhile, Lynne's appetite is apparently foremost on her mind. A golden-brown chicken sits on the table in front of her. Until she eats the whole thing, she'll probably never be satisfied.
  • "Spray as if your life depends on it!" "Uh, but I'm dead..." "Well, in that case, spray as if your death depends on it!" In retrospect, the choice of words is even funnier when you know Sissel's true identity. Considering how a cat marks it's territory...
    • Bonus points for the fact that his Death AND Life both did depend on it, as doing it ultimately ends up undoing his death.
  • During Sissel's attempts to get to Dandy's hostage, he sets off multiple fires and party poppers. Each time, Dandy wakes up for a moment, then falls asleep again muttering "Just my imagination". Even Sissel is amazed by his lack of attention. It reaches a peak at the end, when Beauty walks in the door right in front of him and wakes him up. And then he mutters the same thing and starts to drift off again.
  • Missile appearing out of nowhere and revealing he has powers like Sissel, even funnier by the fact that they're somewhat more powerful than his.
  • This little gem while trying to save Pigeon Man:
    Cabanela: Life can be so hard, can't it, Professor?
    Pigeon Man: Yes. That's why we're both DEAD.
  • There's something deeply hilarious about the way you see your corpse when you start the game. Faceplanted in the ground, bum in the air... it seems to be Yomiel's standard "I've just died and become a corpse" pose. It's even the icon for the game in the iOS version!
  • Cabanela's movements are typically comedy gold, and he doesn't even protest to the fact that Pidgeon man calls him an odd character.
  • The handwave Ray gives at the start of the game about ghost powers.
    Ray: We're talking about the powers of the dead, here. It doesn't have to make sense.
  • Bailey is titled, in the notes, a "Navy-Blue Square". Geddit?
  • Blink and you'll miss it, but at the end you see Memry eavesdropping on her superiors by bugging the chicken.
  • Cabanela is just a walking dancing one of these, baby. What with his dramatic way of draaaaaawling out his vowels and how he has to dance everywhere, maaaaan. Everything he does is with flair- slinging a gun, throwing a pocketwatch-slash-tracking device, sitting down (or pulling chairs out of hammerspace to sit down in), entering a room, he even dies in the most fabulous way he can by flipping dramatically and striking a pose even sillier than Yomiel's.