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[[caption-width-right:350:[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Take that!]]]]

So you're minding your own business, mourning your for-some-reason-dead mother with your absurdly-dressed handmaid and your father the king when he gets murdered. You're blamed because your stepmom hates you, and you and your maid run off to a castle that your family owns which just so happens to be inhabited by the Fiend, a poorly-explained demon of some kind. The Fiend gives you the power to set traps and murder everyone that comes into your castle. Congratulations, you're playing ''Trapt''.

Made by Tecmo for the {{PS2}} in 2005, [[MarketBasedTitle the odd]][[NewSeasonNewName ly named]] ''Trapt'' is the fourth game in the ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'' series, and its Japanese title is ''Kagero II: Dark Illusion'', [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo due to some confusion in the series about what the actual title is]]. The game's premise is mostly the same as the previous entries: you're in a mansion, kill everyone too dumb to stay away. Damaging enemies nets you Warl, which is used to create new traps and open new areas. Damaging enemies also gets you Ark, which does nothing but provide you with another funny word to say while the game loads.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the band {{Music/Trapt}}, known for the song "Headstrong".
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AerithAndBob: ''Very'' prevalent here. For the main characters, we have Allura, Hertzog, Graines, Jais... and Rachel. The enemies of the game are more widespread with their names, but don't be surprised to see names like Duncan and Mona alongside names like Blizzardo and Schtormo.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Or rather, the invaders are adventurers. Each game in the series has a different set of classes the invaders can be comprised of, each of whom have different attacks and react to traps in their own ways. In this game, a lot of the invaders came to get the bounty on your head.
* AntiVillain: Hertzog. While he blatantly schemes with Catalina and has no qualms about [[spoiler: killing King Olaf in front of his daughter and gloating over the corpse,]] he genuinely seems concerned about the state of his country and is disgusted by how Olaf has brought it to ruin. He also offers Allura the choice to flee the country, not wanting to see her killed. Even his character info lists him as "patriotic".
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Allura can unlock costumes that let her dress as Millennia and Reina.
* TheBackwardsR: The cover art spells the fourth game's title as ''TЯAPT''. Written as it is, the "R" looks sort of like a backwards P, creating an almost-symmetry.
* [[spoiler: BastardBastard]]: [[spoiler: Rachel.]]
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing]]: [[spoiler: Rachel, again.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Inverted; these guys (generally) are your ''enemies''.
** Jais might be the exception.
* ChargeMeter: Traps in the sequels must recharge between uses, but can otherwise be used indefinitely.
* {{Combos}}: Introduced to the series in ''Kagero'' to fantastic effect. Chain together more traps and receive more points.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Killing someone with a buzzsaw, a guillotine or a falling chandelier is cruel. Killing someone with ''all three'' is cruel '''and''' unusual.
* DamageDiscrimination: Averted; you can get caught in your own traps or by environmental objects if you're not paying attention.
* DamselInDistress: Rachel, who only has a few scenes where she's ''not'' injured or put out of commission. [[spoiler: It's an act.]]
* DeaderThanDead: You fight a surprising number of ghosts in the castle. They can die from spikes, fire, and angry clock towers like anyone else.
* DeadlyWalls: When using wall traps, of course.
* DealWithTheDevil: Allura is [[JustForPun strong-armed]] into one.
* DeathTrap: The entire point of the series.
* DistressedDude: Jais arguably falls into this trope. His heart is in the right place and it's clear he's determined to protect Allura at all costs, but more often than not he ends up being completely useless. [[spoiler: Unless you try to abandon your duties as future queen and flee the country, that is.]]
* DownerEnding: With four different endings, you would think that at least one of them would be happy.
* DullSurprise: Mayte. Though it's more "I ate a lemon before my botox treatment."
* ElectricTorture: Water conducts it very well! Even better, you can unlock a torture room with electric chairs you can slam people into.
* EnemyScan: Each game lets you check out the statistics of invaders before you enter into combat with them.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Or rather, '''them'''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Our heroine, Princess Allura (although you can change the name).
* FashionableAsymmetry: Every female character has one of these.
* HairDecorations: Allura wears a headband.
* HideYourChildren: Unlike the previous games, there are no kids in Trapt.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Catalina wears one.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Her Own Petard]]: Certain enemies can activate Allura's traps from afar, turning them against her.
* HomeAloneAntics: A darker version. In fact, a ''Game Informer'' review compared this game to a "Demonic Cut" version of ''Film/HomeAlone''.
-->'''Andrew Reiner:''' "I enjoyed the ''Deception'' series on [=PSone=], but this sequel hasn't made any strides forward. Inflicting unspeakable pain on mindless video game drones puts you in the shoes of wily Kevin [=McCallister=], but as you'll soon learn, anything that reminds you of Macaulay Culkin is not good."
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: There's just so ''many'' options.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Not as bad as some of the previous games, but still annoying.
* LostForever: For every main mission you get to play a corresponding Side Story, which work like bonus sub-scenarios. If you don't play them before starting each main mission, they're gone for good.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Pre-set traps are strewn all about the various locales. Someone even went through the trouble of booby-trapping Olaf's grave.
* MultipleEndings: And a few nonstandard ones as well.
* NewGamePlus
* NinjaMaid: Rachel.
* NonLinearSequel: In Japan, it was released as a sequel to ''Kagero'', but it's closer to being a loose remake of ''Deception: Invitation to Darkness.''
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: ''Trapt'' is the worst offender, but if it wasn't for the {{number|edSequels}}ing in the first three, few people would know they were related at first glance. Of course, it's original name ''Kagero 2'' makes about as much sense, making it the sequel to ''Kagero: Deception II''. ''Deception III'' is apparently something else.
* PimpedOutDress: Catalina wears a purple dress with lots of decorations, and Allura and her hand maiden wear similar fancy dresses.
* PlayedForLaughs: Some of the traps cause comedic effects, such as a vase falling on someone's head, or a rotating floor that throws off their balance.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Catalina wears a purple outfit.
* RasputinianDeath: Perhaps the ''third'' point of the series: Funny combos to maximize.
* RepeatCut: Brief instant replays of the moment a trap connects with an invader; they can be switched on or off.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: A common destructive trap.
* SealedEvilInACan: The point of the castle you start playing in.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Catalina's dress.
* ShoutOut: To Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Seriously, peasant? A club? You have reason to believe I'm the Devil Incarnate and you brought a club to my lair? Granted, a heavily damaged opponent will sometimes try to escape. There is nothing as disappointing as watching one of them leave.
** Leads to BadassNormal by the end because hey, even if their attacks are utterly ineffective and quite frankly pitiful you have to give at least ''some'' credit to the peasant woman who joined the penultimate battle squad composed otherwise of zombie-demon-knights and archmages.
* SurvivalHorror: Just not for ''you''...
* UndignifiedDeath: Practically the only kind there is, considering how extremely sadistic certain combos are.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Your dad's alive. And he's an asshole.]]
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Contrasting with the cruelty. Do you really want to kill the people that got into the Castle by accident and really mean no harm to you?
* VirtualPaperDoll: You can dress Allura up in Millennia's and Reina's clothes.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mayte is left to fight off an ambush near the finale of the game. Her fate is only shown in one of the three possible endings. The remaining two sidestep the character entirely.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Rachel, as part of TheReveal.]]
* YouBastard: Every enemy in the game has some sort of backstory to them, and a great many of them are meant to inspire sympathy and conflict over killing them. Your mileage may vary on how well that works.
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