Visual Novel / My Candy Love

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My Candy Love (Amour Sucré) is a French online Visual Novel created by BeeMoov games. The game revolves around a girl, whose looks and name are completely up to a registered user, attending Sweet Amoris High. The player meets a growing cast of characters, and can befriend and flirt with the boys.

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Original French Site here.

Now with a Character Sheet in progress.

This Visual Novel provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Poor Ken (a rare male example) can be this in the beginning (depending on how the player feels about him and the things they say). But once he comes back he subverts this. Even if he does still like you he is nowhere near as clingy.
  • Abusive Parents: Nathaniel is beaten at home. You first find out hints in episode 12.
  • Adorkable: Armin the videogame nerd.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Except Alexy and maybe Lysander.
  • Almost Kiss: With Kentin.
  • Alpha Bitch: Amber, who bullies you from your first day, sometimes going as far as to take your lunch money. You get your revenge at various points.
    • Castiel's ex Debrah is even worse! She manages to turn almost all of your friends against you and before that she manipulated Castiel for the sake of stardom (and it's heavily implied that's why she's back. She needs him for her career). On top of all that, she is the catalyst behind Nathaniel and Castiel's fighting.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In episode 16 your candy makes one to Castiel if your love o' meter with him is high enough. Sadly it does not end well.
    • Once the situation is over, it becomes an ignored, forgotten confession as neither Candy nor Castiel reference it again and they go back to their previous dynamic. Even the players have all but forgotten it by now.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: There are cat ears sold in the clothing shop.
    • A bunny suit (not that kind!) is given to you by Wenka in the Easter episode and a cat suit of the same kind can be won in the Christmas 2011 episode.
    • Episode 18 gets you a pair of bunny ears if you run into your aunt.
    • The 2016 Easter event gave out animated rabbit ears.
  • Animesque
  • Anti-Poop Socking: The whole action point system and how it works.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: You can give one to Dakota in episode 19 in the fitting room scene.
  • Author Avatar: Chinomiko, the game's designer, appears from time to time to explain the gimmick of an episode. She also explains the rules of the game to newcomers.
    • There's also a cameo of her in the slumber party episode, where you can buy a chibi plushie of her amongst other creatures.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: There are several relationships that appeared strained but are actually better than your candy first imagines. To date they are: Rosalya and Leigh, Nathanial and Amber, and Castiel and his parents.
  • Big Brother Instinct: No matter what Amber does Nathaniel will always defend her. Episode 5 is the only time he ever gets truly angry with her (so far) and doesn't immediately jump to her defense.
    • In recent episodes however, this is changing a little. Nathaniel has started calling Amber a pest and you can even catch them arguing sometimes.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 5 when Amber comes up to slap you she can be stopped by Castiel, Nathaniel, or Lysander before she even lands a blow. Happens later on when Debrah tries to slap you too but is stopped by Castiel.
  • Big Damn Kiss: We finally get to kiss the boys in episode 28.
  • Bishōnen: Practically every male character.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Castiel's ex Debrah.
  • Beach Episode: Episode 9
  • Break the Cutie: Episode 16 utterly crushes your morale (not literally).
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When your candy goes to tell Castiel about what she and Li saw the night before, he guesses that you found Kiki. She comments that he's an episode late.
  • Breather Episode: After episode 23, episode 24, which is pretty similar to the earlier episodes in tone, is about helping each of the guys choose a pet (it's literally called "Fuzzballs!") before a return to the more dramatic way the game's plot was developing.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Played for laughs. Kentin is doing his absolute best to forget that he kissed Amber wants. And he's doing his best to make sure that YOU forget it too.
  • The Casanova: Dakota (Dake) has 'flirting with pretty girls' as one of his hobbies. He obviously prefers the player but episode 19 shows that he's no slouch is getting other women to fall in love with him (even if the player doesn't).
  • Cooldown Hug: One of the guys (except Castiel) gives our candy a hug when she breaks down into tears at the end of episode 16. They hold her until she stops crying and feels better.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Nina, the middle schooler nightmare, who will follow Lysander everywhere and will get really scary if she discovers you're after him...
    • Your candy herself can get a little clingy with the guy she's going after if you make the right choices.
    • Amber is a platonic version of this towards Nathaniel. She does NOT tolerate your advances towards him.
    • May a higher power (or a handy classmate) help the girl who dares to flirt with Leigh in front of Rosalya.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Castiel is the classic one. Nathaniel has his moments, but can be crazy x2 (or worse than Castiel at least). Lysander is more of a Clingy Jealous Guy then crazy.
  • Crush Blush: Duh. Happens to Candy and every one of her love interests (the ones that appear in more than 2 episodes at least).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Nathaniel (Blond/Gold) and Jade (Green).
    • This also goes for Leigh (Black), Li (Black), Charlotte (Light Brown), and your dear Auntie (Pink/Purple).
  • Death Glare: ALL the girls give one to Castiel in episode 18 Though not for the reason you might think.
  • Defrosting Ice King : Lysander and Castiel. And Nathaniel.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Ken. Melody is a female version of this to Nathaniel.
  • Easily Forgiven: Almost all of the people who didn't take your side in episode 16 are forgiven just by saying sorry. The sole exception is Castiel who had to make several attempts (and eventually use physical force) just to get your candy to even listen to what he had to say.
  • Enemy Mine: Your candy attempts to do this with Amber in episode 16 against Debrah but Amber 'politely' declines. Also Castiel and Nathaniel worked together to put on an awesome concert. They didn't enjoy working together though.
  • Fairy Godmother: You have one in the form of your "Auntie," who will occasionally give you gifts to help your progress in the game. The first thing you ask her in the first chapter is "Why are you dressed like that?
  • Freudian Slip: Once Kentin comes back he tries very hard to keep his crush on your candy underwraps but slips up often if his LO'M is high enough. Subverted with Castiel. Anytime it sounds like he slipped up, he makes it very clear that whatever compliment he just gave you was said on purpose to make you blush.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Many players found that they love Armin due to the fact that he's a gamer.
  • Girl Posse: Amber travels around with one.
  • Gratuitous English: The French version is filled with this. The "I look so good with your boyfriend" top, Armin switching to English in order to ponder "What kind of sorcery is this?" in regards to Kentin's transformation, etc.
  • Guide Dang It: The necessity of all the online guides cannot be overstated. Although most players get a pretty good grasp as to what dialogue choices and outfits they have to chose on average, choosing the right choice for an illustration is MUCH harder. And the consequences to missing out aren't fun either (if it's not spending more cash or action points, it's having a tough time with special events)
  • Hair Decorations: Sold at the clothing store
  • Handsome Lech: Dakota. Castiel also given how many comments he makes about your chest size.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Ken. It's even Lampshaded and your candy has quite the reaction to him.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Episode 17 has Nathaniel, Kentin, and Leigh dressed up in suits.
  • Holding Hands: Your date in episode 4. Either Nathaniel or Castiel will grab you hand while walking you home and neither will let go. Your candy doesn't think it means anything.
    • Episode 20, you can hold hands with any one of the guys while waiting for the results of the auditions.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Even if they were to wear the same clothes it's easy to tell Alexy and Armin apart because of their different eye colors and hair colors and the way their bangs face
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Castiel
    • Kentin when he comes back. Definitely more of a 'tough guy' than he was previously. But he isn't mean unless you are a jerk to him first.
  • Kick the Dog: She's not the nicest person, but in episode 5 when it was clear Amber was willing to let Nathaniel get suspended over her actions, it was treated as an exceptionally low blow.
  • Knightof Cerebus: Deborah. She kicks off the first real arc of the game and is taken much more seriously than Amber ever was. However she is completely and utterly eclipsed by a much straighter example: Nathaniel's father. Once he is finally introduced to the story, the atmosphere becomes noticeably darker.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Happens all over. The game likes to make fun of the simple frustrations that the player must go through. For example, when a character tells your candy that they always see her running around the school she thinks 'that's because no one is there when I need them!'.
  • Lap Pillow: With Castiel in episode 11
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Some bad decisions you make will have consequences. Also at various points you can get revenge on Amber, sometimes by not even doing anything.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Thanks to Tumblr, the wiki, and even the official forums and trailers, there are certain things everyone knows. Mainly, Kentin leaves and comes back looking different, and Castiel's ex-girlf6iend Deborah comes back and shakes things up. It is rare to find a player who doesn't know about those two events, even if they haven't reached the episode in question.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Lysander and Rosalya. Your candy and Alexy.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Charli, Willi, and Wenka, who all have Rabbit ears
  • Locked Up and Left Behind: Episode 20 when Amber locks you in the basement so she can get the lead role in the play.
  • Love Triangle: Played with all over. Melody and Amber like Nathaniel and Castiel respectively but their crushes are unrequited. Nina calls herself the number 1 Lysander fangirl but Lysander isn't interested in being in a relationship with her (probably because she is in middle school). Gets complicated once Debrah comes into picture and it is heavily implied that Castiel has feelings for her and your candy.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: CASTIEL! "Oh I'm going to kiss you now...HAHA just kidding! You're flat-chested! You should've seen the look on your face!"
  • Mr. Muffykins: The Principal's dog that you have to run after for the entirety of episode 3.
  • Mood Whiplash: The ending of Episode 30 in a nutshell. Candy has finally managed to reconcile herself with the boy of her choosing, Dake has finally realized that she's not interested in him at all and also her team has won the prize in the art exposition! And then Lysandre is ran over by a car, with little to no warning.
    • In episode 23, probably the darkest moment in the game up to that point occurs when your Candy overhears Nathaniel being abused by his father. After taking a moment to digest this, she goes to check on Nathaniel in his room... and immediately notices that he's wearing "BOXERS!!!" Possibly making it worse, the serious mood returns right after this line.
  • Mukokuseki: A given, since it's drawn in a traditionally Japanese style but set in France.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Surprisingly, it wasn't Kentin nor Castiel who thought this (though Kentin supported it). It was Armin. He even thought up to Make It Look Like an Accident. For the record, he thought of this against Debrah for hurting you and for (supposedly) manipulating his brother. Beware the Nice Ones indeed. Debrah's lucky no one wanted to go to jail.
  • Nerd Glasses: Ken at first before he traded them for contacts.
  • No Dress Code: You can go to school in your underwear.
    • Justified, as the game takes place in France, where many schools really don't have dress codes (although some of the outfits are pushing this to the extreme.)
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In episode 16 trying to tell everyone about Debrah's true nature only gets YOU hated. Luckily not by everyone, but a good majority will hate your guts.
  • Not So Different: Castiel and Nathaniel are more alike than either of them realize. To a lesser extent Kentin and Castiel as well
  • Not What It Looks Like: Episode 18 in the science lab with Castiel, you throw your shirt at him to get the rabbit off of you. Then Mr. Faraize walks in.
  • Odd Friendship: Castiel and Lysander bonded over their love of music and became best friends despite their wildly different personalities.
  • Old Flame Fizzle: Though it varies, no matter how high your LO'M with Ken/Kentin is, once he comes back it drops significantly and he says he 'moved on'. Naturally given the premise of this game you can bring it back up easily.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Kentin kisses Amber...and then breaks her phone and calls her ugly as revenge for bullying him before.
  • Peggy Sue: The Single Episode and Story Replays, which can be used to get items and outcomes you didn't get the first time, and to rewrite your story, respectively.
  • Pet the Dog: In episode 12 Amber sees telling you that Nathaniel's bruises "happened at home" as her good deed of the year. She still makes you give her a $300 cellphone for that piece of info though. This actually turns out to be an unknown good deed on her part, since in truth she had no idea where he got those bruises (or even that he had them).
    • Has a few genuine ones later on. In episode 17 where she admits your candy did good stopping Debrah. Her first and so far only moment of kindness she shows your candy. And in episode 18 she wants to help save the rabbits.
  • Precision F-Strike: A few curse words are scattered through out (mostly from Castiel) but the trope definitely applies to Nathaniel in episode 16 about Debrah.
    Nathaniel(rough translation)-"That's the only good thing about that bitch coming back."
    • In her internal monologue, your Candy generally avoids cursing, usually using "Goodness!", but you can call Amber's trio a censored word.
  • Put on a Bus: Ken leaves for military school episode 3.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Nathaniel, though it's probably more of a preference, instead of trying to be manly.
    • Kentin's inversion of the trope is meant to highlight his immaturity.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered by Nathaniel to Amber in episode 30, if you're on his route.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Castiel is red and Nathaniel is blue.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Castiel makes comments about your flat chest in front of your parents. And all he gets for his trouble is your dad saying that you had other things to do. Makes you wonder how Armin and Kentin would've reacted since they got a Death Glare just for talking to your candy.
    • In a Valentine's Day special event, he gives you a push-up bra.
    • In another of the Valentine's Day event he gives you a pair of furry handcuffs.
  • Revenge: You and the others on your side (especially Nathaniel and Rosalya) get Debrah good. Not only does she lose the respect and admiration of everyone in the high school, she also loses the one thing that inspired this whole mess, her singing contract. Granted, that one was more her fault.
  • Sadistic Choice: Kinda. In episode 22 you have to choose between hurting Castiel or spending $180. For some players the decision was easy, for others...not so much.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: Peggy
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: In episode 6, you're supposed to search for Rosalya's lost ring. However, if you have enough money you can just simply buy it at the store (for a very expensive price).
  • Selective Obliviousness: Amber just thinks that Nathaniel gets in trouble with their father a lot and doesn't really know or understand the full extent of what's really going on. Later on, everyone except you of course and the guy you decide to confide in sees Nathaniel come to school with a black eye but fail to make the connection between that, his long absence, and the fact that his parents show up to talk with the principal.
  • Series Continuity Error: In episode 27, the library is made a navigational area, located by the stairwell. The problem is, in episode 17, the library was supposedly upstairs during an objective to investigate Deborah with Armin and Lysander. Many people don't realize this because going for that objective would cause you to lose an illustration.
    • In episode 23, your candy remarks to herself that she needs to buy new pajamas as she hasn't bought any since middle school, and the game promptly forces you to do that... never mind the fact that you already had to pay for new pajamas way back in episode 7.
  • Ship Tease: Lucy and Armin. Although Wordof God has said that every romantic rival is a Hopeless Suitor, it has to be said that Lucy is the only romantic rival who has had genuine, positive interaction with one of the guys that COULD be interpreted as romantic. And it doesn't help that just a few episodes later, Armin brings her up again and hopes that she'll be at the play (and he's the only guy to do so).
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Pretty much defines your relationship with Castiel. A bunch of teasing insults and then BAM! A compliment or action that has you (or him) blushing. He also tries to kiss you once but quickly reveals he was just joking...and then he starts teasing YOU for taking him seriously.
  • Slumber Party: At Melody's house, in episode 7.
  • Smoking Is Cool: You find out in episode 4 that Castiel smokes occasionally...and then that little fact is never brought up again until 19 episodes later.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Ken transferred schools at the beginning of the year specifically to be with you Though he becomes more sympathetic with the heavy hints that he was bullied a LOT at their old school and your candy was the only one nice to him. It's understandable then why he'd follow her. He will jump out of random places to offer you cookies. Subverted as of his return. Even if he still likes you he doesn't follow you around as much.
    • Nina follows Lysander around and always shows up to his concerts. She is also an active member and president of the Lysander fanclub (of which she and possibly your candy is/are the only member(s)). Needless to say, if Lysander likes you then Nina...doesn't.
  • Status Quo Is God: After everything they've been through and after helping each other out on some pretty major occasions, Nathaniel and Castiel still refuse to be friends. Candy even [[Lampshades]] this by pointing out that there can't be a Sweet Amoris High without Castiel and Nathaniel fighting.
  • Student Council President: Nathaniel
  • Sweet Tooth: Ken, especially for chocolate cookies
  • Symbol Swearing: Being teenagers, the characters do swear sometimes, but it's shown like this.
  • Teen Drama
  • The Fashionista: Lysander, and his brother Leigh, who runs the Clothes Shop.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kim and Iris are the tomboys while Rosalya and Melody are the girly girls. Violette falls somewhere in the middle.
  • Tone Shift: Somewhere around episode 12, the game gradually starts to get darker (likely as a result of the target audience increasing in age.)
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Pretty much all the guys can say mean things when they are jealous or in a bad mood, but the straight example is Kentin, who comes back from military camp with a backbone. Subverted however if you were/are nice to him.
  • Trapped in Another World: The Easter episode and both of the Halloween episodes.
  • Two-Teacher School: Mr. Faraize, Ms. Delanay, and Boris are the only instructors we ever see in the school. Though in episode 30 Patrick states he's going to become the school's permanent art teacher.
  • Unmoving Plaid: The outfit for episode 16. It's especially evident when looking at the illustrations.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Towards Ken mainly, but to lower everyone's affinity sometimes has you to say some mean things or make selfish decisions. For example in episode 13 you can choose to buy the amp everyone gave you money for or use that same money buy yourself an outfit. And yes, they will get mad at you if you choose option 2.
    • The choice to break up Leigh and Rosalya in Episode 6.
    • In episode 31, you have the choice not to forgive Nina for lying to an amnesiac Lysander about being his girlfriend after finding out her father abandoned her family and her mother is severely depressed. You do miss an illustration, though.
  • Wc Donalds: Episode 8 illustration with Castiel is guilty of this.
    • There's also 'Gooble' and 'Wifipedia' episode 17.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 30, though not until the end when Lysander is hit by a car.
  • Wordof God: Chi No Miko has several social media accounts and thus can confirm or reveal little tidbits about the characters (including that Alexy does indeed have a crush on Kentin).
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How Debrah gets almost everyone to turn against you. And she was going to do it again in the end as revenge for tricking her into giving up her singing contract.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Alexy
    • Jade for the green variety.
    • Violette for, well, violet.
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