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* TheChick: Miyako Kobayashi



* TheCorpseStopsHere: Detective Igarashi becomes highly suspicious of Satoshi Yoshida after he was the last person to see [[spoiler: Yunosuke Kawabata]] alive.



* 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.]]
* 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.]]
* 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.



* TheChick: Miyako Kobayashi
* 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.





* SquickTastic: Should be the name of the theme song to this novel. [[spoiler: Ayaka Sasaki has her intestines ripped out of her abdomen and is forcefully strangled by them.]]


* AlwaysNight: While ''A Lullaby Sinister'' has day segments, the true horror and danger always happens at night, while they sleep. The Surrogate School, in turn, always appears at night.

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* 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.]]

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* NeverSleepAgain: People enter the Surrogate School once they hit REM sleep. Inside the school, anything and everything wants to kill them. The Occult Club purposely enters the Surrogate School to investigate but the only legitimate way to stay out is to never hit REM.



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* YourMindMakesItReal: Dying in the Surrogate School means you inexplicably die in your bed. Or wherever you fell asleep.


* EldritchAbomination: See No Evil and Hear No Evil.

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* EldritchAbomination: See No Evil and Hear No Evil. [[spoiler: Hiro Sasaki wonders if there is a Speak No Evil. The concept frightens even him.]]

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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Mei Kobayashi.]] Though we never see her, a little girl is frequently heard within the Surrogate School. Usually means that someone, somewhere is about to die horrifically.

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* LetsSplitUpGang: The physical education teacher leaves the safety of the teacher's lounge after the Surrogate School's power is cut, making it darker than it usually is. She insists on going alone. [[spoiler: Seeing as the breaker is in the basement, this does not end well for her.]] Kaito Inoue is forced to do this after bumping into Satoshi Yoshida and Junpei Morioka on the Surrogate School's third floor hallway due to the formation of a giant pit in the floor.

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* CassandraTruth: The main driving force behind the Occult Club's willingness to go it alone. Justified, because who would believe that people are being killed in their dreams.

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* AdultsAreUseless: The school nurse [[spoiler: dies at the hands of a kid]]. A teacher that goes into the school [[spoiler:dies in the first night]] as she goes away from the others she just met, even though her intentions are to protect the kids.

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* HauntedHeadquarters: The students and faculty of Shizukana High School find themselves trapped within the Surrogate School when they sleep. The Occult Club makes it their mission to investigate the Surrogate School and attempt to shut it down in whatever way possible.


* TheSmartGuy: Hiroshi Tanaka

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* 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.
* TheSmartGuy: Hiroshi TanakaTanaka.

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* 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.

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