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* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Penny]] does it [[http://www.blackbloodoftheearth.com/images/ACrossing/Part11_02.jpg here (spoiler warning)]].

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* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Penny]] does it [[http://www.blackbloodoftheearth.com/images/ACrossing/Part11_02.[[https://lparchive.org/Animal-Crossing/Update%2011/5-Part11_02.jpg here (spoiler warning)]].


* EyeScream: [[spoiler:The residents rip Billy's eye out and give it to Penny. Oh, but don't worry. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He gets it back]]]].

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:The residents rip Billy's eye out and give it to Penny. Oh, but don't worry. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He gets it back]]]].back]].


* OnlySaneMan: Billy

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* OnlySaneMan: BillyBilly.



* SchmuckBait: For people who come into it knowing what to expect. "Hey, it can't be that bad... *several chapters later* [[CurseCutShort FFFF-]]...



** [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]

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** [[spoiler: "Nook [[spoiler:"Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]


* DarkerAndEdgier



* DarkerAndEdgier

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* DarkerAndEdgierDarkLordOnLifeSupport: [[spoiler: Penny has terminal cancer and steals the other residents' body parts as a stopgap measure.]]


* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Billy, of a sort, in the anti-box ending. Notice how the tone becomes a ''lot'' more childlike after the Resetti segment.]]



* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler: Billy, of a sort, in the anti-box ending. Notice how the tone becomes a ''lot'' more childlike after the Resetti segment.]]


** "[[spoiler:Tom]] died unloved and alone in a dirty hole like an animal".


* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: in the anti-box ending.]]

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: in the anti-box ending.]]



* [[spoiler:BalefulPolymorph]]

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* [[spoiler:BalefulPolymorph]]BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: The gyroids are capable of turning humans in the half human half animal forms seen in the story]].



* BodyHorror: If you consider [[spoiler:the slow transformation into an animal along with the loss of your sanity]] body horror, then yeah.
** It's revealed that [[spoiler:you get better from your loss of sanity]], but for real horror, [[spoiler:look at Penny's slowly decaying face]].

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* BodyHorror: If you consider [[spoiler:the slow transformation into an animal along with the loss of your sanity]] body horror, then yeah.
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yeah. It's revealed that [[spoiler:you get better from your loss of sanity]], but for real horror, [[spoiler:look at Penny's slowly decaying face]].



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The epitome of this trope. Everything's all cute animals on the outside, hard-to-top horror on the inside.
** [[spoiler: And this was preferable to what they did at first. Tom says that they used to torture the new kids, and he's the one who came up with the idea to at least keep them distracted and happy until, and sometimes even after they cross.]]

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The epitome of this trope. Everything's all cute animals on the outside, hard-to-top horror on the inside.
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inside. [[spoiler: And this was preferable to what they did at first. Tom says that they used to torture the new kids, and he's the one who came up with the idea to at least keep them distracted and happy until, and sometimes even after they cross.]]



* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: In some ways, [[spoiler:the pro-box ending. It's definitely more bittersweet than happy, but it comes about by Billy acting rather than turning away and refusing to open the box.]]

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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: EarnYourHappyEnding: In some ways, [[spoiler:the pro-box ending. It's definitely more bittersweet than happy, but it comes about by Billy acting rather than turning away and refusing to open the box.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tom Nook, a few times.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler: he's a pretty decent guy, trying to help others avoid his and the rest of the island's fate]].

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tom Nook, a few times.
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times. Subverted in that [[spoiler: he's a pretty decent guy, trying to help others avoid his and the rest of the island's fate]].



* WhamEpisode: Chapter 10. Boy, ''howdy''.
** Chapter 8 as well, because this is when Billy finds out, [[TheReveal among other things,]] that [[spoiler:Tom Nook WasOnceAMan.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Chapter 10. Boy, ''howdy''.
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Chapter 8 as well, because this is when Billy finds out, [[TheReveal among other things,]] that [[spoiler:Tom Nook WasOnceAMan.]]


* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''Franchise/SilentHill''. [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] probably [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/animalcrossing.htm did it first]], but this one actually did it to ''[[UpToEleven even more disturbing levels]]''.
** Either that or ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''Film/TheIsland''.
** Let's see... town with a dark secret, a strange bunch of animals [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan who were once normal people]]]], ominous artifacts that play with your mind [[spoiler:and slowly mutate people]], a mob that bursts into your house, [[spoiler:beats you, rips one of your eyes out]] and then acts like nothing happened, a twisted psycho [[spoiler:who is a borderline [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abomination]]]]... yep, that's what happens when ''Animal Crossing'' meets [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]... also H.P. Lovecraft in general.
** ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''Lord of the Flies'', in Tom Nook's own words.
*** Turned UpToEleven, apparently.
** Maybe some ''Island of Doctor Moreau'', for good measure?
** It's a RunningGag on this wiki and others that ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' is just like ''Series/ThePrisoner'', but this version of the main character (Billy) shares Number Six's attitude about the second most important person not telling him enough, the most important person never showing up or speaking to him, and not being able to escape from town.


* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''. [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] probably [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/animalcrossing.htm did it first]], but this one actually did it to ''[[UpToEleven even more disturbing levels]]''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''.''Franchise/SilentHill''. [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] probably [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/animalcrossing.htm did it first]], but this one actually did it to ''[[UpToEleven even more disturbing levels]]''.


--> ''"I've never heard of this particular summer camp, but it was cheap and we were broke."''

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--> -> ''"I've never heard of this particular summer camp, but it was cheap and we were broke."''






** It's a RunningGag on this wiki and others that ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' is just like ''Series/ThePrisoner'', but this version of the main character (Billy) shares Number Six's attitude about the second most important person not telling him enough, the most important person never showing up or speaking to him, and not being able to escape from town.

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** It's a RunningGag on this wiki and others that ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' is just like ''Series/ThePrisoner'', but this version of the main character (Billy) shares Number Six's attitude about the second most important person not telling him enough, the most important person never showing up or speaking to him, and not being able to escape from town.town.
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* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''. Yahtzee probably did it first, but this one actually did it to ''[[UpToEleven even more disturbing levels]]''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''. Yahtzee [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] probably [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/animalcrossing.htm did it first, first]], but this one actually did it to ''[[UpToEleven even more disturbing levels]]''.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, about [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing the games]] themselves.
** Most of the characters are [[spoiler:living in fear of Penny]], and Tom Nook ''seems'' to be interpreted as a [[ManipulativeBastard bastard that won't let Billy leave]], but his ulterior motive [[spoiler:was that he was trying to ''help Billy escape'']].
** Even [[spoiler:the Gyroids]] get looked at from a different point of view. In the games, [[spoiler:they're innocent if weird statues of unknown origin that move and make funny noises]]. Here, [[spoiler:they're not so innocent weird statues of unknown origin that mutate those exposed for them for too long (as well as driving them temporarily insane)... that move and make funny noises]].


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--> [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]

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** [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]

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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: See WorldOfCardboardSpeech.

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Billy mentally gives one [[spoiler: before he kills Penny.]]
--> [[spoiler: "But Penny had made a mistake. She was used to ruling with fear and it had served her well for a long time. Penny never knew fear, herself. She didn't know it the way I did. She didn't understand that she was a virus and that every shot she injected me with built up my tolerance. This was her last shot and it was a big one, but it couldn't kill me. ''[[NotAfraidOfYouAnymore I was the vaccine.]]'']]

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