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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' reveals that everything in the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series happened For Want of a ''Snail''. If there hadn't been a snail in the middle of a jogging path at a particular moment in time, [[spoiler:a jogger wouldn't have taken a different path to avoid it, she wouldn't have gotten murdered by a psychopathic little girl waiting on that path for a random person to kill, and an innocent man wouldn't have been wrongly accused of the crime. The man wouldn't have been arrested just before he could get into the taxi he called, and that taxi wouldn't have picked up a surgeon instead and gotten into a wreck, killing both the driver and passenger. A boy at the hospital who needed surgery wouldn't have died as a result of the surgeon never showing up. The innocent man's wife wouldn't have been so distraught by his execution that she commits suicide and orphans their two kids [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors Aoi and Akane]]. Not being orphaned would have made those two kids a lot harder to kidnap and put in a Nonary Game, which would mean Akane wouldn't need to mastermind a second Nonary Game [[StableTimeLoop prevent her own death in the first one]]. An old man who shared a hospital room with the boy who needed surgery wouldn't have taken inspiration from Akane to become Zero II and mastermind the Decision Game, which caused the Radical-6 pandemic that killed 6 billion people and required a ''third'' Nonary Game to be set up 45 years later in order to train Sigma and Phi in MentalTimeTravel so they could go back and stop it]].

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' reveals that everything in the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series happened For Want of a ''Snail''. If there hadn't been a snail in the middle of a jogging path at a particular moment in time, [[spoiler:a jogger wouldn't have taken a different path to avoid it, she wouldn't have gotten murdered by a psychopathic little girl waiting on that path for a random person to kill, and an innocent man wouldn't have been wrongly accused of the crime. The man wouldn't have been arrested just before he could get into the taxi he called, and that taxi wouldn't have picked up a surgeon instead and gotten into a wreck, killing both the driver and passenger. A boy at the hospital who needed surgery wouldn't have died as a result of the surgeon never showing up. The innocent man's wife wouldn't have been so distraught by his execution that she commits suicide and orphans their two kids [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors Aoi and Akane]]. Not being orphaned would have made those two kids a lot harder to kidnap and put in a Nonary Game, which would mean Akane wouldn't need to mastermind a second Nonary Game [[StableTimeLoop to prevent her own death in the first one]]. An old man who shared a hospital room with the boy who needed surgery wouldn't have taken inspiration from Akane to become Zero II and mastermind the Decision Game, which caused the Radical-6 pandemic that killed 6 billion people and required a ''third'' Nonary Game to be set up 45 years later in order to train Sigma and Phi in MentalTimeTravel so they could go back and stop it]].


* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' introduces the biggest Nail in the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series: a snail on the road. [[spoiler: Had a young mother not avoid the path with the snail on her jogging route, she wouldn't have been killed by a little girl and gotten an innocent man falsely accused of the crime. He wouldn't have been avoided by his taxi driver, who in turn wouldn't have gotten into a fatal car crash with the surgeon he ''did'' pick up, killing the boy who would have been operated on in the process (who himself wound up the inspiration for Sean). The man's wife wouldn't have been so distraught by his execution that she commits suicide and orphans their two kids [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors Aoi and Akane]], which in the long run would have led to a lack of 6 billion man viral body count and a lot less Nonary Games.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' introduces the biggest Nail reveals that everything in the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series: series happened For Want of a ''Snail''. If there hadn't been a snail on in the road. [[spoiler: Had middle of a young mother not avoid the path with the snail on her jogging route, she path at a particular moment in time, [[spoiler:a jogger wouldn't have been killed by taken a little girl and gotten an innocent man falsely accused of the crime. He wouldn't have been avoided by his taxi driver, who in turn different path to avoid it, she wouldn't have gotten murdered by a psychopathic little girl waiting on that path for a random person to kill, and an innocent man wouldn't have been wrongly accused of the crime. The man wouldn't have been arrested just before he could get into the taxi he called, and that taxi wouldn't have picked up a surgeon instead and gotten into a fatal car crash with wreck, killing both the driver and passenger. A boy at the hospital who needed surgery wouldn't have died as a result of the surgeon he ''did'' pick up, killing the boy who would have been operated on in the process (who himself wound up the inspiration for Sean). never showing up. The innocent man's wife wouldn't have been so distraught by his execution that she commits suicide and orphans their two kids [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors Aoi and Akane]], which in the long run Akane]]. Not being orphaned would have led made those two kids a lot harder to kidnap and put in a lack of Nonary Game, which would mean Akane wouldn't need to mastermind a second Nonary Game [[StableTimeLoop prevent her own death in the first one]]. An old man who shared a hospital room with the boy who needed surgery wouldn't have taken inspiration from Akane to become Zero II and mastermind the Decision Game, which caused the Radical-6 pandemic that killed 6 billion man viral body count people and required a lot less ''third'' Nonary Games.]]Game to be set up 45 years later in order to train Sigma and Phi in MentalTimeTravel so they could go back and stop it]].


* Parodied [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/08/26/lazy-dog/ here]] on ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}''.



* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page556.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip. If you look closely enough, the last panel nearly spells out this trope.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-28 Squigly calls a butterfly a murderer for producing such effects]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-06-13 then imagines his own effects.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-06-09 Squigly predicts this for a cocoon]], who thinks "Cool!". Later [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-04-05 Buddha]] fixed it, though.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff300/fv00291.htm they blame Sam rather than a butterfly.]]


** [[spoiler: Il (and his associated side characters) undergoes much of the same character development and even overthrows the EvilGod of his world in both his and Misyr's routes. The main differences are that, if Kotone gets romantically involved with Il, then Il is forced to kill against his will, gets his mind wiped, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]], and essentially gets his soul shredded in the process, leaving his mind broken in his route alone.]]
** [[spoiler: In Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then [[EmergencyTransformation turned into an obvious non-human against against his wishes]] and loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead and Rindo isn't driven to brink of death.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad [[OmnicidalManiac Noah]] so much that tries to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 destroy all worlds across dimensions]]. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of the various worlds that we know of and killing possibly trillions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human and severely injured in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist also ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped multiple times, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. At the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best override the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, still trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with Misyr to a bookstore in the common route.]]

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*** [[spoiler: The game also implies that, after the events of his route, Ignis either is too traumatized by the events of his route to eat anything or his digestive tract magically disappeared. His appetite is fine during [[CanonEnding Misyr's route.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Il (and his associated side characters) undergoes much of the same character development and even overthrows the EvilGod of his world in both his and Misyr's [[CanonEnding Misyr's]] routes. The main differences are that, if Kotone gets romantically involved with Il, then Il is forced to kill against his will, gets his mind wiped, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]], and essentially gets his soul shredded in the process, leaving his mind broken in his route alone.]]
** [[spoiler: In Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then [[EmergencyTransformation turned into an obvious non-human non-human]] [[WhatHaveIBecome against against his wishes]] and explicit wishes.]] He loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead instead, and Rindo isn't driven to brink of death.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad [[OmnicidalManiac Noah]] so much that he tries to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 destroy all worlds across dimensions]]. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of the various worlds that we know of and killing possibly trillions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human and severely injured in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist also ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped multiple times, times by different people, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. At the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best override the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, still trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with Misyr to a bookstore in the common route.]]

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** There's also an identifiable nail that causes the distinction between the two split timelines (Sentinel Comics and Vertex) following the card game, which is whether or not Setback ''presses a button''. Yes, really. To elaborate, the button Setback presses is a button on a fallen Chrono Ranger's badge which causes Chrono Ranger's AI, Con, to come forward to the present from the future, resulting in Chrono Ranger healing and Rook City, recently destroyed by [=OblivAeon=], being somewhat [[BuffySpeak un-destroyed]]. If Setback does press the button, [=OblivAeon=] remains in the timeline and things play out as normal and at the end there is quite a bit of hope, despite the destruction. If he doesn't press the button, Chrono Ranger stays messed up, Rook City stays destroyed, and the timeline splits and, since [=OblivAeon=] is a singular entity and thus there is only one of him, he does not stay in the timeline which results in things going dark and eventually the timeline being destroyed.

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* As one might expect, ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' features several alternate realities. The nail for most of them is actually pretty hard to pin down with one exception: the Iron Legacy Timeline. In the main timeline, Baron Blade takes over the Wagner Mars Base in an attempt to trap and kill Legacy but Legacy never shows up. In the Iron Legacy timeline, Legacy does show up along with his daughter, who Baron Blade kills. This causes Legacy to snap and kill Blade. He then proceeds to take on the new identity of Iron Legacy and finally eradicate all crime and villainy by taking over the world. Somewhat ironically, the reason Legacy never shows up in the prime timeline is because he, along with the rest of the Freedom Five, was hospitalized after a fight with Iron Legacy who found his way to the Prime Timeline via dimensional portal.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Melody}}'', the title character is giving her first concert under the aegis of Sharp Records. A nervous Melody turns to the protagonist for advice, at which point he can either give her a concrete piece of advice, or to simply say “just do your best.” Choosing the latter option leads to a failed concert due to Steve’s sabotage, [[spoiler:then to Melody not standing up for Bethany when she comes to pick up the protagonist, to a bad ending.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ80SVOHKoo An ad series]] for [=DirecTV=] starts with a customer experiencing some flaw associated with digital cable, and their reaction cascading into random scenarios like waking up in a roadside ditch, attending their own funeral in a disguise, or re-enacting scenes from ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' with Creator/CharlieSheen.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ80SVOHKoo An ad series]] for [=DirecTV=] starts with a customer experiencing some flaw associated with digital cable, and their reaction cascading into random scenarios like waking up in a roadside ditch, attending their own funeral in a disguise, or re-enacting scenes from ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' with Creator/CharlieSheen.Creator/CharlieSheen, having their dad getting punched over a can of soup, and chasing imaginary butterflies into something highly illegal.

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and related to UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, SmallRoleBigImpact, DiceRollDeath, SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decides about the nail). If the originals meet their alternates, may result in OtherMeAnnoysMe or FutureMeScaresMe. The ItsAWonderfulPlot is a SubTrope. See MirrorCharacter. Often overlaps with InSpiteOfANail, because many stories wouldn't be that interesting if ''everything'' was different. Compare ItBeganWithATwistOfFate and ContrivedCoincidence. Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and related to UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, SmallRoleBigImpact, DiceRollDeath, SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decides about the nail). If the originals meet their alternates, may result in OtherMeAnnoysMe or FutureMeScaresMe. The ItsAWonderfulPlot is a SubTrope. See MirrorCharacter. Often overlaps with InSpiteOfANail, because many stories wouldn't be that interesting if ''everything'' was different. Compare ItBeganWithATwistOfFate and ContrivedCoincidence. Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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* In Cafe Enchante, an [[RomanceGame otome game]], [[spoiler: [[CanonEnding Misyr's route]]]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: ruins their lives in some way and results in the deaths of many]] that doesn't if she doesn't get romantically involved. [[spoiler: The only exception is probably Canis' route, which plays out more or less the same.]] All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.

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* In Cafe Enchante, an [[RomanceGame otome game]], [[spoiler: [[CanonEnding Misyr's route]]]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: ruins their lives in some way and results in the deaths of many]] that doesn't happen if she doesn't get romantically involved. [[spoiler: The only exception is probably Canis' route, which plays out more or less the same.]] All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.


* In Cafe Enchante, an otome game, [[spoiler: [[CanonEnding: Misyr's route]]]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: ruins their lives]] in some way that doesn't happen if she doesn't get romantically involved. [[spoiler: The only exception is Canis' route, which plays out more or less the same.]] All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.
** The game implies that [[spoiler: Ignis licking Kotone's wound at the beginning of his route started his HorrorHunger, which eventually gets so intense that he goes berserk and enters a frenzied state, which leads to him participating in his own kind's extinction, committing cannibalism, and eating a good chunk of Kotone's arm. If the protagonist goes after Misyr instead of Ignis, Ignis' HorrorHunger doesn't appear at all.]]

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* In Cafe Enchante, an [[RomanceGame otome game, game]], [[spoiler: [[CanonEnding: [[CanonEnding Misyr's route]]]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: ruins their lives]] lives in some way and results in the deaths of many]] that doesn't happen if she doesn't get romantically involved. [[spoiler: The only exception is probably Canis' route, which plays out more or less the same.]] All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.
** The game implies that [[spoiler: Ignis licking Kotone's wound at the beginning of his route started his HorrorHunger, which eventually gets so intense that he goes berserk and enters a frenzied state, which leads to him participating in his own kind's extinction, committing cannibalism, and [[ToServeMan eating a good chunk of Kotone's arm.arm]]. If the protagonist goes after Misyr instead of Ignis, Ignis' HorrorHunger doesn't appear at all.]]



** [[spoiler: In Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then turned into an obvious non-human against against his wishes and loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead and Rindo isn't driven to brink of death.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad [[OmnicidalManiac Noah]] so much that tries to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 destroy all worlds across dimentions]]. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of various worlds that we know of and killing possibly trillions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human and severely injured in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist mainly ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped multiple times, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. In the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best override the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, still trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with Misyr to a bookstore in the common route.]]

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** [[spoiler: In Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then [[EmergencyTransformation turned into an obvious non-human against against his wishes wishes]] and loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead and Rindo isn't driven to brink of death.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad [[OmnicidalManiac Noah]] so much that tries to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 destroy all worlds across dimentions]]. dimensions]]. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of the various worlds that we know of and killing possibly trillions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human and severely injured in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist mainly also ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped multiple times, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. In At the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best override the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, still trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with Misyr to a bookstore in the common route.]]


* In Cafe Enchante, an otome game, [[spoiler: Misyr's route]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: (except Canis)]] ruins their lives in some way that doesn't happen if she doesn't get romantically involved. All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.
** The game implies that [[spoiler: Ignis licking Kotone's wound at the beginning of his route started his HorrorHunger, which eventually gets so intense that he goes berserk and commits cannibalism. If the protagonist goes after Misyr instead of Ignis, Ignis' HorrorHunger doesn't appear at all.]]
** [[spoiler: Il (and his associated side characters) undergoes much of the same character development and even overthrows the EvilGod of his world in both his and Misyr's routes. The main differences are that, if Kotone gets romantically involved with Il, then Il gets his mind wiped, experiences a ton of angst and pain, and essentially gets his soul shredded in the process, leaving his mind broken in his route alone.]]
** [[spoiler: Somehow, in Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then turned into a non-human against his will and loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead and Rindo remains human.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad Noah so much that he tries to destroy all worlds. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of various worlds and killing possibly millions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist mainly ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. In the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best "override" the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with him to a bookstore in the common route.]]

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* In Cafe Enchante, an otome game, [[spoiler: [[CanonEnding: Misyr's route]] route]]]] implies that Kotone's (the protagonist's) romantic involvement with the love interests [[spoiler: (except Canis)]] ruins their lives lives]] in some way that doesn't happen if she doesn't get romantically involved. [[spoiler: The only exception is Canis' route, which plays out more or less the same.]] All of these examples start with Kotone inheriting a cafe from her grandfather and hanging out with one client more than the others.
** The game implies that [[spoiler: Ignis licking Kotone's wound at the beginning of his route started his HorrorHunger, which eventually gets so intense that he goes berserk and commits cannibalism.enters a frenzied state, which leads to him participating in his own kind's extinction, committing cannibalism, and eating a good chunk of Kotone's arm. If the protagonist goes after Misyr instead of Ignis, Ignis' HorrorHunger doesn't appear at all.]]
** [[spoiler: Il (and his associated side characters) undergoes much of the same character development and even overthrows the EvilGod of his world in both his and Misyr's routes. The main differences are that, if Kotone gets romantically involved with Il, then Il is forced to kill against his will, gets his mind wiped, experiences a ton of angst and pain, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]], and essentially gets his soul shredded in the process, leaving his mind broken in his route alone.]]
** [[spoiler: Somehow, in In Rindo's route, Kotone helping Rindo's best friend buy a gift for his girlfriend helps him go over the edge and unleash a deadly monster unto his workplace, leading the deaths of an untold number of people and Rindo nearly dying. Rindo is then turned into a an obvious non-human against against his will wishes and loses practically every piece of his old life, including his apartment, his job, any activities or friends he had outside of the main cast, and, by the end of his route, the lives of both his best friend and sister. None of this happens in Misyr's route, where everything is resolved peacefully and calmly instead and Rindo remains human.isn't driven to brink of death.]]
** [[spoiler: Last but not least is Misyr himself. Kotone getting romantically involved with Misyr ticks off BigBad Noah [[OmnicidalManiac Noah]] so much that he tries to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 destroy all worlds. worlds across dimentions]]. He succeeds at wiping entire regions of various worlds that we know of and killing possibly millions trillions before he is stopped. Misyr is also permanently turned to a weak, mortal human and severely injured in his route. Noah does not try to end all worlds in other routes.]]
*** [[spoiler: Misyr's route is extra special because the protagonist mainly ruins her own life in his route. Long story short, Kotone falling in love with Misyr puts her life in danger multiple times, gets her kidnapped, kidnapped multiple times, her body destroyed, her soul merged with Noah's, and then becomes either planet or dimension, a process previously described as excruciating. In the end of Misyr's route, Kotone is no longer able to exist in her homeworld. She can at best "override" override the cafe she and her beloved grandfather once cherished and roam, still trapped within the walls of the former cafe for the rest of her existence, as a ghost-like being for all eternity. All because she went with him Misyr to a bookstore in the common route.]]


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