* TheCorpseStopsHere: Detective Igarashi becomes highly suspicious of Satoshi Yoshida after he was the last person to see [[spoiler: Yunosuke Kawabata]] alive.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: Up until the end, Kaito has been a prime suspect. When he accuses Miyako Kobayashi of creating the Surrogate School, the Occult Club dismisses him. Hiroshi points out that if it was Miyako, it would be incredibly stupid to create the investigation team and draw attention to the Surrogate School when she could kill whoever she wanted with ease. The thing is, Miyako created the investigation team but she is no longer in her body at that part of the plot. Unbeknownst to the reader, her sister Mei has possessed her. Until the very last chapter, Kaito is seen in very compromising situations, leading you to think he has gone insane and is on a rampage. We don't find out that the mastermind behind everything was actually Mei in Miyako's body until the very end. This draws attention to several vital clues throughout the novel and explains Miyako's behavior at parts, as well as the mechanics behind the Surrogate School.]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: the original, non-Carnage Edition ending is this. It is ambiguous as to what happens to Satoshi Yoshida after burning Doll Miyako alive. He is sitting defeated and oblivious to the fact that the Miyako sitting next to him has been possessed by her sister Mei, the controller of the Surrogate School.]]
* TheEveryman: Satoshi Yoshida is meant to act as a stand-in for the reader and even Detective Igarashi comments on his averageness, citing it as being a point of suspicion. Quite the social butterfly due to his transfer student status, Satoshi meets plenty of students in Shizukana High School.
* TheLancer: Kaito Inoue.
* TheOnlyOne: Aside from Hiro Sasaki, the members of the Occult Club are the only ones investigating, or even know about the existence of, the Surrogate School. Detectives Igarashi and Kira, along with the Shizukana police force, think they are investigating the work of a serial killer.
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