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  • Fan Translation: "Shibito" literally means "dead ones" or "dead people." Creative fan translations sometimes call them "deadites," after the Evil Dead franchise. "Yamibito" (yami meaning "dark") is sometimes creatively called "Darklings."
  • Goddamned Bats: The rifle-armed Shibito in the first game.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Remember what happened to Ichiko before the events of the game? Now look at what has happened in South Korea recently...
  • Narm Charm: The British voices from the first game can be this for some.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Yoriko Anno asking "is that a real gun?" served to be nightmare retardant.
    • Note: Handguns and rifles are illegal to own in Japan only shotguns are legal with stiff restrictions.
    • Also: Realistic-looking airsoft guns are popular toys over there. It's not actually a bad question.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Yoriko Anno spends most of the early game whining about how miserable she is and bugging Professor Takeuchi or whomever else she gets partnered with. After she gets shot, however, and gets a blood transfusion from Kyoya Suda, she apparently gets a dose of his nascent Bad Ass-itude.
  • Tearjerker: The reveal that Tomoko has slowly been transforming into a Shibito is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking.
  • That One Level: Reiko escorting Harumi through the school in the first game. Mainly thanks to a game 'feature' where collected items aren't kept if you die and continue. Here, it's required that you use Harumi to grab an item just before the halfway checkpoint in order to proceed with the game, and so any deaths in the level will require you to start from the very beginning, lest you miss the item. Did I mention Harumi literally can't get anywhere NEAR a Shibito without dying?
  • What an Idiot: Mamoru Itsuki in the second game. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
  • The Woobie: Harumi in the first game, Shu and Ichiko in the second.

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