Video Game: Lucky Rabbit Reflex
Lucky Rabbit Reflex!
is a commercial otome
(girl pursues boy) Slice of Life Dating Sim
set in Europe. Created by Chensterrain. Inspired by the Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side
You play as a seventeen-year old girl in her first, and last year at a new school, Northmain College Prep.You spend the year building various stats as well as meeting other students and wooing or befriending them in order to gain an ending at the end of the year.
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Lucky Rabbit Reflex contains the following tropes:
- Alpha Bitch: Lamb, according to Dys and Merle.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Rhett's dual end confession becomes this if you reject him.
- Asleep in Class: Shuppin’s always seen falling asleep both in and out of class because he’s pulling hours at the bakery, his dad’s music shop, and practicing to try to get into a prestigious conservatory.
- Bare Your Midriff: Lufika
- Beat: Between you and Marius after you meat Lufika.
- Beauty Contest: Takes center stage in Beck's Boutique route.
- Bookworm: Rhett. Searching through his checkout history at the library reveals he will read just about any kind of book.
- Bridal Carry: Part of Beck’s Best Ending.
- Brainy Brunette: Lamb
- Britain Is Only London: Averted. While the game is set in England it actually takes place somewhere up north, near Scotland.
- But Not Too Foreign: Averted with Petime and Per, who hail from Denmark and speak quite an odd form of English as a result. Also averted with the secret character, who is Frenchman studying in England. Played straight with Rhett, who offhandedly mentions that he is part German, but only buys German things to appease his grandmother.
- Cat Girl: Merle's costume during the Halloween party. If the heroine chooses to go as this, she can have an early run in with Beck.
- Class Representative: Rhett and Dys are the male and female sixth form student reps, though Dys is one of the nicest characters in the game and Rhett is quite okay when he wants to be.
- Club Stub: When you arrive at Music Club, it turns out that Petime is its sole member.
- Cool Teacher / Hot Teacher: Beck. The former because he’s very laid back; the latter because he’s also a model.
- Crash-Into Hello: Happens to the heroine and Shuppin at the start of the game.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Whichever boy you reject during the dual ends.
- Drama Club: Although it’s not the stereotypical Drama Club, since it’s run by the very serious Rhett. However, they do put on an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
- Everyone Is Related: Apart from the secret character and protagonist, each character either a sibling or cousin to someone else in the cast.
- Everything Sounds Sexier In A Scottish Accent: Shuppin's Scottish accent is mentioned in-universe as one the reasons why so many girls adore him.
- Family Theme Naming. Runs rampant in Rhett and Merle's families. All of Rhett's siblings are named after variations of the color red (Ruby, Scarlet ect) while all of Merle's sisters have names beginning with the letter M (Merry, Marlon and the like).
- Fashion Magazine: Being on the cover of one is one of the many perks of winning the Miss Tide competition.
- Foster Kid: Dys used to be one, before she was re-adopted by her real family.
- Funny Foreigner: Demi.
- Genki Girl: Lufika
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The secret character is French and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Say that out loud.
- Girlish Pigtails: Merle’s got them.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Makes an appearance during the date at the cinema with Marius and Shuppin, leading the both of them to literally and figuratively butt heads while trying to make a move on the player character at the same time.
- Half-Identical Twins: Shuppin and Dys.
- Handsome Lech: Demi, the owner of the bakery, who flirts with all the women customers. Beck also qualifies, particularly if you're following the Boutique path.
- Happily Adopted: Shuppin.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Shuppin and Marius. This fact is lampshaded during one CG event.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: During the Shuppin and Marius dual end, the loser gives the victor a lighthearted version of this.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: All the dual end losers have shades of this. However Beck takes the cake by admitting to being in love with the Protagonist for several months beforehand, and that the only thing that stopped him from making a move was the fact that she was getting chummy with Rhett.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rhett
- Ladykiller in Love: Beck.
- Late for School: The player character is late for her first day of school and the school-wide assembly, leading to a Meet Cute with either Shuppin or Marius. Also a bit of Lampshade Hanging as she comments that it's just like the generic anime life she always wanted!
- Lovable Jock: Marius
- Love Triangle: To get the Dual End for Shuppin and Marius you have to woo them both and maximize their relationship bars. The same goes for the Dual End for Rhett and Beck. At the end of the game, you’re required to choose a guy.
- May-December Romance: A small one occurs between the player, who is in college, and Beck, who is about to graduate from university.
- An even more minor one occurs between the player and Per, the latter of which has just started sixth form by the end of the game. Notable, since you keep worrying about whether or not people will consider you a “cradle snatcher.”
- Missing Mom: Along with the whole Parental Abandonment issue Dys and Shuppin's biological mother is revealed to be dead.
- Moment Killer: A mild version happens in Marius's best ending, when the sports pitch's sprinkler system comes on during the confession scene.
- Multiple Endings: Two per guy, plus two dual endings, one for each of the five girls, a "default" end with no romance, and one for the secret character makes nineteen!
- Noodle Incident: Whatever happened at the club Merle drags the girls to in her ending.
- Older Than They Look: Per often has customers at work ask him if he is even old enough to be working there!
- Parental Abandonment: Happened to Dys and Shuppin, which caused them to be Separated at Birth and put up for adoption.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Juliet’s dress from the school play that the main character borrows for the second half of the prom.
- Pretty Boy: Shuppin, in-universe.
- Rapunzel Hair: Marius's hair goes all the way to his waist! There’s also the owner of the bakery whose hair is also at his waist and blonde to boot.
- School Play: It’s an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Prohibition Era Chicago called “Gunsel and Juliet”.
- Secret Character: Turns out that the secret guy is the shopkeeper at Kit Locker.
- Separated at Birth: Dys and Shuppin. They were only reunited when Shuppin moved to Northmain.
- Shirtless Scene: Beck has multiple, which are all lampshaded by the heroine.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Half-Identical Twins Dys and Shuppin. This was a key factor in Dys accepting her true family after being re-adopted by them. Also Shuppin and his dad even though they are not blood related.
- The Stoic: Lamb
- Teacher/Student Romance: You meet Beck when you fail your mock exams and end up in remedial classes. Beck also becomes the substitute teacher for art class. You can also get him to show up a bit earlier if you're friends with Lamb and have high Charm.
- Becomes void at the end of the game, as he leaves his teaching job once his father comes back.
- Tsundere: Rhett is a very, very mild version.
- Two-Teacher School: Unsurprisingly, the only two teachers you will ever see are Beck and his father.
- Not entirely true. Merle mentions Miss Chahan at one point, and if you're on track for Shuppin's best ending you get to eavesdrop on him and his music teacher.
- Umbrella of Togetherness: You offer to share your umbrella with Rhett when the two of you are heading home.
- You Would Make a Great Model: Happens in Beck's Boutique path when a sleazy photographer tries to get the main character to go with him so that she can 'make connections' in the industry. Luckily Beck steps in before things get too nasty.