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Video Game: Lucius
Lucius is a 2012 horror/stealth video game for PC.

Lucius Wagner is born at June 6, 1966, and nobody expected him to be anything other than a normal boy. On the day of his 6th birthday, he has killed Mary, one of the household maids, by locking her in a freezer.

During the night, he has contact with Lucifer by a dream, revealing the fact to him that he is The Antichrist. He has ordered him to murder all the people in the manor so that he can gain all the wealth he wanted.

The characters page.


This game features examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: The Wagner family consists of Charles, Nancy and Tom. There is also Lucius and Fabius. Considering that the two are easily the most evil characters of the game, it's pretty deliberate.
  • Adults Are Useless / Police Are Useless
  • The Antichrist
  • Anvil On Head: Or in this case, Piano on head.
  • Asshole Victim: Agnes and Fabius.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Will dies much later after the first few victims.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Whenever Lucius subjects anyone to his Mind Control power, their eyes will turn black.
  • Black Magic: As he kills more people, he gains more powers from his father.
    • Mind over Matter: Mostly used to pick up objects, but it can also start up machines and break things.
    • Charm Person: Lucius has a very limited version of Mind Control, which he mostly uses to make people commit suicide. However, they have to be in a weakened state of mind first before they're vulnerable.
    • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Lucius can wipe people's memories in case he gets caught. You only get six uses of this in a level.
    • Playing with Fire: Late-game, Lucius gets the ability to shoot fireballs after killing someone.
  • Break the Cutie: Nancy goes downhill fast once the deaths start piling up.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Lucius' father, Charles, on his grandfather, Fabius.
    Charles: That's cold by any stretch. You're a heartless, bitter old man!
  • Children Are Innocent: Utterly averted.
  • Dark Secret: Fabius, Lucius' grandfather, is a satanist who made the pact with the devil that made Lucius into the Antichrist.
  • Deadly Rotary Fan: How Terrence, McGuffin's partner is killed.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Do we even have to say who? A lot of the game's black comedy comes from the sheer obliviousness of everyone in the house.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Gene's smoking gives Lucius headaches. Solution? Make the oven explode in his face.
  • Electrified Bathtub: One of the maids is killed when Lucius drops a hairdryer into the tub while she's bathing.
  • Expy: Let's see... Born the sixth day of the sixth month of 1966, he is The Antichrist, he has demonic murder powers... Oh, dear! Lucius is Damien Thorn's successor!
    • Many people have noticed that he looks a lot like young Hitler.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Every single one.
  • Hero Antagonist: McGuffin.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fabius made a pact with Satan that led to Lucius becoming the Antichrist. He gets sacrificed on the very alter he set up to help in this, by Lucius himself.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Crosses drain Lucius' magic bar. Of course, he simply has to invert or destroy them to solve that problem.
  • Kill 'em All
  • Kill It with Fire: Lucius starts a fire that consumes the entire house in the final chapter.
  • Left Hanging: The game ends with Lucius either in front of his burning house with Detective McGuffin standing in front of him, or the two walking out together after McGuffin has saved Lucius from Charles.
  • Let The Past Burn: The plot is set in motion by a character performing satanic rituals in the basement of Dante Manor, which results in Lucius' soul becoming the property of the devil and him murdering the inhabitants of the house. During the final level, Lucius burns Dante Manor to the ground, along with the last of his victims, his father Charles.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: As it were in the game, "Lucius, I am your father." from the Devil to Lucius in the beginning. Inverted, seeing as Lucius doesn't react to it as one would think, when finding out Satan is your dad. In fact, he gladly takes his role as Satan's son and starts killing EVERYBODY!
  • Made of Plasticine: As should be evident from the various death tropes, humans in this game are a lot squishier than they should be.
  • Madness Mantra: Starting in the Christmas chapter Nancy begins singing "Sur le pont d’Avignon" (a French folk song) and giggling to herself. During the chapter of her death, she replaces the second line with "Then he DIED, everyone DIED!"
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Lucius tries to make as many of the deaths as possible look like accidents. Where that isn't possible, he makes them look like suicides or pins the blame on someone else.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Lucius' real dad.
  • Narrator: Detective McGuffin.
  • Non-Standard Game Over: Walking in on your uncle and the maid having sex causes you to fail your mission - but only if they see you.
  • Number of the Beast: Same reference to is as in The Omen (see Expy, above.
  • Offing the Offspring: Charles eventually tries to kill Lucius, having discovered his true nature.
  • The Ophelia: Lucius' mother Nancy slowly but surely is driven mad by the "accidents" of the house. By the end she's a gibbering mess.
  • The Password Is Always Swordfish: The combination of Charles' office safe is 6-6-19-66, Lucius' birthday. For some strange reason, he needs a written note to remember it.
  • Pater Familicide: invoked. Charles kills Nancy with a nailgun because Lucius is mind-controlling him. This happens in public, leaving Dad to take the blame.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Several of Lucius' victims meet their end this way: One of the maids is manipulated into throwing herself of a balcony, the gardener is forced to place his head inside a lawnmower, and the tutor blows his own brains out with a revolver.
  • Puzzle Boss: The final boss, though less so if you go the pyro route. The puzzle version is marked by a puzzle piece.
  • Saw a Woman in Half: Happens! Except, to the butcher. Who is a man. Not pretty either. Headsplitting!
  • Tentative Light: Early in the game.
  • Torture Cellar: Dante Manor has a sacrificial chamber hidden deep in the cellar.
  • Turbine Blender: to Antonio the gardener, using his lawnmower.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: At one point, it is possible for Lucius to pick up a piece of women's underwear, run around the house and talk to adults with it. Nobody of them seems to notice.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of course.

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