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-->"Your sorrow, desperation, joy, determination...all of it has been a magnificent thing to behold as you fought to reach this point in time."
-->-The Wordsmith ([[spoiler:Kotomine Kirei]])

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->''"Your
sorrow, desperation, joy, determination...all of it has been a magnificent thing to behold as you fought to reach this point in time."
-->-The Wordsmith ([[spoiler:Kotomine Kirei]])
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-->--'''The Wordsmith'''



'''Warning: all spoilers are unmarked.'''



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Happens twice, when the receiving character is about to be executed: [[spoiler:Mikazuki to Killia, Lusamine to Gangrel.]]
* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A good way through the game, a theory comes up that either the dead or everyone is in one. This is later disproven, though.]]

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Happens twice, when the receiving character is about to be executed: [[spoiler:Mikazuki Mikazuki to Killia, Lusamine to Gangrel.]]
Gangrel.
* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A A good way through the game, a theory comes up that either the dead or everyone is in one. This is later disproven, though.]]



* BetterAsFriends: Angela says her first relationship ended this way.

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* %%* BetterAsFriends: Angela says her first relationship ended this way.



* {{Blackmail}}: The Week 3 incentive is a secrets motive.

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* %%* {{Blackmail}}: The Week 3 incentive is a secrets motive.



* BodyHorror: Silver's ghost story talks about the Special-verse version of Lavender Tower, so of course there's some of this in the ghosts.

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* %%* BodyHorror: Silver's ghost story talks about the Special-verse version of Lavender Tower, so of course there's some of this in the ghosts.



* CallBack: Viktor reads the same [[BlandNameProduct fourth-wall-friendly]] versions of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books that Asuka and Ashley read and discussed in Round 1. Wonder what he ships?
** Gold pulls a Tabby. By which we mean [[spoiler:brings improvised explosives into the pit to try and take the shadow monster down with him]].
** Noir [[spoiler:asks why Kimbley doesn't remember being in her round]].
** In the finale, Viktor watches [[spoiler:the living decide to spare Kirei]] and mentions that he hopes it doesn't turn out [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the way Round 1 did]].
* {{Catgirl}}: Elda is dared to dress up as one.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
**
Viktor reads the same [[BlandNameProduct fourth-wall-friendly]] versions of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books that Asuka and Ashley read and discussed in Round 1. Wonder what he ships?
** Gold pulls a Tabby. By which we mean [[spoiler:brings brings improvised explosives into the pit to try and take the shadow monster down with him]].
him.
** Noir [[spoiler:asks asks why Kimbley doesn't remember being in her round]].
round.
** In the finale, Viktor watches [[spoiler:the the living decide to spare Kirei]] Kirei and mentions that he hopes it doesn't turn out [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the way Round 1 did]].
* %%* {{Catgirl}}: Elda is dared to dress up as one.



* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Faced with an ominously dark room at the second body discovery log, Nick says he doesn't ''not'' think someone's dead in there...

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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Faced with an ominously dark room at the second body discovery log, Nick says he doesn't ''not'' think someone's dead in there...there.



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Angra Mainyu, possessing Hilda, offers to sacrifice the survivor pool to bring back the dead. They argue their way past it.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: Killia made one in the past and failed. [[spoiler:Hanyuu's promise to keep Vanille safe]] doesn't fare much better.
* DisposingOfABody: When Kira is dressing a self-inflicted stab wound, Kimbley thinks he's killed someone and promptly offers to help him hide the body. This is actually Kimbley's idea of flirting...

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Angra Angra Mainyu, possessing Hilda, offers to sacrifice the survivor pool to bring back the dead. They argue their way past it.]]
it.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Killia made one in the past and failed. [[spoiler:Hanyuu's Hanyuu's promise to keep Vanille safe]] safe doesn't fare much better.
* DisposingOfABody: When Kira is dressing a self-inflicted stab wound, Kimbley thinks he's killed someone and promptly offers to help him hide the body. This is actually Kimbley's idea of flirting...flirting.



* DramaticIrony: "Rippin' souls out of bodies?" Gold asks. "Who ever heard of someone bein' able to do ''that?''" Well, everyone who read Round 3, for starters. [[spoiler:While all of the soul removal in R3 was actually illusionary, Round 1 still proves that the story Gold is questioning is true.]]
* DramaticUnmask: PlayedForLaughs in the intro log, where Elda tries to prove that Christo is a human with fake horns and prosthetic ear tips. [[spoiler:The PointyEars are real, but the horns pop off, and Christo is [[OhCrap horrified]].]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hanyuu is close to it after the Week 7 incentive, which terrifies Elda when she figures it out.]]

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* DramaticIrony: "Rippin' souls out of bodies?" Gold asks. "Who ever heard of someone bein' able to do ''that?''" Well, everyone who read Round 3, for starters. [[spoiler:While While all of the soul removal in R3 was actually illusionary, Round 1 still proves that the story Gold is questioning is true.]]
true.
* DramaticUnmask: PlayedForLaughs in the intro log, where Elda tries to prove that Christo is a human with fake horns and prosthetic ear tips. [[spoiler:The The PointyEars are real, but the horns pop off, and Christo is [[OhCrap horrified]].horrified.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hanyuu Hanyuu is close to it after the Week 7 incentive, which terrifies Elda when she figures it out.]]



* EmoTeen: Watanuki half-jokingly suggests that the Wordsmith is really one of these and the kidnapping is his cry for attention. Guzma later imagines Noir as this, and even later, Killia gets jokes about it [[spoiler:and Killidia even more so]].
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:The Wordsmith describes his son, whom he put into a game and used for his own ends, as this.]]

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* EmoTeen: Watanuki half-jokingly suggests that the Wordsmith is really one of these and the kidnapping is his cry for attention. Guzma later imagines Noir as this, and even later, Killia gets jokes about it [[spoiler:and and Killidia even more so]].
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EmptyShell: [[spoiler:The The Wordsmith describes his son, whom he put into a game and used for his own ends, as this.]]



* EyeScream: Gangrel's ghost story is rather gory and mentions this.

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* %%* EyeScream: Gangrel's ghost story is rather gory and mentions this.



* FlowerMotifs: The seventh case uses floriography to show that the victim was killed by a close friend. Floriography comes up again later when [[spoiler:the Wordsmith]] leaves out white hydrangeas for "gratitude for understanding."

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* FlowerMotifs: The seventh case uses floriography to show that the victim was killed by a close friend. Floriography comes up again later when [[spoiler:the Wordsmith]] the Wordsmith leaves out white hydrangeas for "gratitude for understanding."



* FoodSlap: When [[spoiler:Kira confesses that he's a SerialKiller and murdered Chiyuki]], Gold flings the contents of a bottle at Kira to mess up his suit.

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* FoodSlap: When [[spoiler:Kira Kira confesses that he's a SerialKiller and murdered Chiyuki]], Chiyuki, Gold flings the contents of a bottle at Kira to mess up his suit.



* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Kira frames Kimbley for the murder he commits, both of them being fond of explosions.]]

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* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Kira Kira frames Kimbley for the murder he commits, both of them being fond of explosions.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Orihime, holding flowers and apparently accepting her fate.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Remembering that [[spoiler:she's not the real Maxwell and that he just created her to be TheBait]] sends Milla into a depressed state for a week. Thankfully, she bounces back after getting her next memory. Later, Estelle falls into one after [[spoiler:Mikazuki kills Orihime to save Killia and the other dead, leaving her alone.]]
* HeroicSafeMode: While it's hard to call anything Kimbley does heroic, he goes on automatic and focuses only on messing around in the chem lab after [[spoiler:one of his two closest people kills the other and frames him for it]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gold describes himself and Silver as this.

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Orihime, Orihime, holding flowers and apparently accepting her fate.]]
fate.
* HeroicBSOD: Remembering that [[spoiler:she's she's not the real Maxwell and that he just created her to be TheBait]] TheBait sends Milla into a depressed state for a week. Thankfully, she bounces back after getting her next memory. Later, Estelle falls into one after [[spoiler:Mikazuki Mikazuki kills Orihime to save Killia and the other dead, leaving her alone.]]
alone.
* HeroicSafeMode: While it's hard to call anything Kimbley does heroic, he goes on automatic and focuses only on messing around in the chem lab after [[spoiler:one one of his two closest people kills the other and frames him for it]].
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HeterosexualLifePartners: Gold describes himself and Silver as this.



* HurricaneOfPuns: When Alani tells Gangrel she usually has the power to control water, the two of them start making ocean puns. Later, Lusamine and Gangrel do the same [[spoiler:with hand puns after Kira's executed]] and they call a truce. ''Much'' later, Guzma and Silver do one about eggs.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: When Alani tells Gangrel she usually has the power to control water, the two of them start making ocean puns. Later, Lusamine and Gangrel do the same [[spoiler:with with hand puns after Kira's executed]] executed and they call a truce. ''Much'' later, Guzma and Silver do one about eggs.



* IncompatibleOrientation: Gold hints that he's fallen for Vanille.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Varric at the second retaliation.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Watanuki fears that [[spoiler:the Wordsmith might start to intercept the dead's mail]].
* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler:Gold seems to think that he's dealing with Pride. He goes into the pit to be executed and sets the shadow on fire. Sadly, [[NoSell that doesn't work]], and Gold is killed by the shadow while it's in flames.]]

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* %%* IncompatibleOrientation: Gold hints that he's fallen for Vanille.
* %%* INeedAFreakingDrink: Varric at the second retaliation.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Watanuki fears that [[spoiler:the the Wordsmith might start to intercept the dead's mail]].
mail.
* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler:Gold Gold seems to think that he's dealing with Pride. He goes into the pit to be executed and sets the shadow on fire. Sadly, [[NoSell that doesn't work]], work, and Gold is killed by the shadow while it's in flames.]]



* ItHasBeenAnHonour: [[spoiler:Waiting for the outcome of the living Apprentices' attempts to reason with the Wordsmith in the final trial, Varric tells everyone that "whatever happens, it's been nice knowing you."]]

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* ItHasBeenAnHonour: [[spoiler:Waiting Waiting for the outcome of the living Apprentices' attempts to reason with the Wordsmith in the final trial, Varric tells everyone that "whatever happens, it's been nice knowing you."]]"



* IWasJustPassingThrough: The normally unfriendly Wordsmith refuses to say he was trying to save or protect [[spoiler:Hanyuu by tipping Elda off to a possible suicide attempt]]. He says he doesn't care that much, but would like it if she won.
* KubrickStare: Bruce confronts the first culprit with this and threatens torture.
* LibationForTheDead: Some afterparties make use of this. Alani's home has a similar tradition with "mourning tea," [[spoiler:which she makes in her own victim's honour.]]

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* IWasJustPassingThrough: The normally unfriendly Wordsmith refuses to say he was trying to save or protect [[spoiler:Hanyuu Hanyuu by tipping Elda off to a possible suicide attempt]].attempt. He says he doesn't care that much, but would like it if she won.
* %%* KubrickStare: Bruce confronts the first culprit with this and threatens torture.
* LibationForTheDead: Some afterparties make use of this. Alani's home has a similar tradition with "mourning tea," [[spoiler:which which she makes in her own victim's honour.]]



* MarshmallowHell: When Guzma's doing an impression of Lusamine, he mimes her doing this to a Pokémon.
* MassOhCrap: At the Week 7 incentive, when the Wordsmith reveals that [[spoiler:he knew all along that the dead were still around and he's threatening them all to get another murder out of the living.]]
* MatchmakerCrush: Inverted. While Gold hints at one point that he likes Vanille, he realizes the [[IncompatibleOrientation problem with that]] when he asks her who she likes, and then tells her crush Alani about Vanille's feelings to get them to talk [[spoiler:once he's dead and can thus speak to Alani]].
* MeaningfulName: Mid-game, it's discovered that [[spoiler:''Chronos'' University may have dealt with experiments in TimeTravel.]]

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* MarshmallowHell: When Guzma's doing an impression of Lusamine, he mimes her doing this to a Pokémon.
* MassOhCrap: At the Week 7 incentive, when the Wordsmith reveals that [[spoiler:he he knew all along that the dead were still around and he's threatening them all to get another murder out of the living.]]
living.
* MatchmakerCrush: Inverted. While Gold hints at one point that he likes Vanille, he realizes the [[IncompatibleOrientation problem with that]] when he asks her who she likes, and then tells her crush Alani about Vanille's feelings to get them to talk [[spoiler:once once he's dead and can thus speak to Alani]].
Alani.
* MeaningfulName: Mid-game, it's discovered that [[spoiler:''Chronos'' ''Chronos'' University may have dealt with experiments in TimeTravel.]]



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Averted, mostly. In the second trial, [[spoiler:Alani kills to try and sacrifice the 28 other Apprentices for the billions of people doomed in her home universe]]. Most of the characters take this ''very'' seriously, even if it is a faceless mass of too many strangers compared to a small amount of people they know.

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* AMillionIsAStatistic: Averted, mostly. In the second trial, [[spoiler:Alani Alani kills to try and sacrifice the 28 other Apprentices for the billions of people doomed in her home universe]].universe. Most of the characters take this ''very'' seriously, even if it is a faceless mass of too many strangers compared to a small amount of people they know.



* MistakenFromBehind: Watanuki first sees Chiyuki from the back and thinks she's his boss, Yuuko. [[spoiler:Kyrie also confuses Hilda for Chiyuki and vice versa the first time she sees either in deadland.]]

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* MistakenFromBehind: Watanuki first sees Chiyuki from the back and thinks she's his boss, Yuuko. [[spoiler:Kyrie Kyrie also confuses Hilda for Chiyuki and vice versa the first time she sees either in deadland.]]



* MurderTropes
** '''Executions:''' CastingAShadow, EatenAlive
** '''Victim 1:''' ChokeHolds
** '''Victim 2:''' DarknessEqualsDeath, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
** '''Retaliation 1:''' HumanPincushion
** '''Victim 3:''' LiterallyShatteredLives
** '''Retaliation 2:''' InTheBack, ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
** '''Retaliation 3-A/3-B:''' OneHitKill
** '''Victim 4:''' TapOnTheHead, KillItWithFire
** '''Victim 5-A:''' StaircaseTumble
** '''Victim 5-B:''' InstrumentOfMurder
** '''Victim 6-A:''' TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
** '''Victim 6-B:''' OffWithHisHead
** '''Victim 7:''' DuelToTheDeath
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The second culprit's motive, and also the seventh's, which the Wordsmith calls practical.

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* %%* MurderTropes
** %%** '''Executions:''' CastingAShadow, EatenAlive
** %%** '''Victim 1:''' ChokeHolds
** %%** '''Victim 2:''' DarknessEqualsDeath, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
** %%** '''Retaliation 1:''' HumanPincushion
** %%** '''Victim 3:''' LiterallyShatteredLives
** %%** '''Retaliation 2:''' InTheBack, ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
** %%** '''Retaliation 3-A/3-B:''' OneHitKill
** %%** '''Victim 4:''' TapOnTheHead, KillItWithFire
** %%** '''Victim 5-A:''' StaircaseTumble
** %%** '''Victim 5-B:''' InstrumentOfMurder
** %%** '''Victim 6-A:''' TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
** %%** '''Victim 6-B:''' OffWithHisHead
** %%** '''Victim 7:''' DuelToTheDeath
* %%* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The second culprit's motive, and also the seventh's, which the Wordsmith calls practical.



** '''Round 1:''' A shadow monster is employed to do the mastermind's dirty work, though it seems not to be the same one. [[spoiler:An AlternateSelf of the first round's mastermind]] is in the cast list.
** '''Round 2:''' Kimbley and Silver appear. Odd inconsistencies start to show up in the setting, such as nothing being weathered or worn down, as if a ResetButton were pushed. [[spoiler:The chalkboard contacts the deadland NPC, who mentions Round 2 backstory characters.]]
** '''Round 3:''' Executions are all carried out the same way, and are not what they initially appear to be. [[spoiler:Something has happened so that the dead seem to be no more dead than the living, just separated from them.]]
* NothingPersonal: The first three culprits chose their victims without having any particular grudge. [[spoiler:Kyrie targeted Adelina because her name was first on the profiles, Alani went after Christo because it would be easy to kill a stranger as opposed to a friend, and Kira had wanted to murder Lusamine, but Chiyuki was more convenient and he was running out of time.]]

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** '''Round 1:''' A shadow monster is employed to do the mastermind's dirty work, though it seems not to be the same one. [[spoiler:An An AlternateSelf of the first round's mastermind]] mastermind is in the cast list.
** '''Round 2:''' Kimbley and Silver appear. Odd inconsistencies start to show up in the setting, such as nothing being weathered or worn down, as if a ResetButton were pushed. [[spoiler:The The chalkboard contacts the deadland NPC, who mentions Round 2 backstory characters.]]
characters.
** '''Round 3:''' Executions are all carried out the same way, and are not what they initially appear to be. [[spoiler:Something Something has happened so that the dead seem to be no more dead than the living, just separated from them.]]
them.
* NothingPersonal: The first three culprits chose their victims without having any particular grudge. [[spoiler:Kyrie Kyrie targeted Adelina because her name was first on the profiles, Alani went after Christo because it would be easy to kill a stranger as opposed to a friend, and Kira had wanted to murder Lusamine, but Chiyuki was more convenient and he was running out of time.]]



* OfficialCouple: Mikazuki confesses his feelings for Killia and Estelle likes both of them, Hanyuu and Elda become an item, Lusamine and Gangrel fall for one another after hating each other for weeks, and Watanuki and Orihime get together too, with Silver/Gold ShipTease on top of it. Finally, [[spoiler:Alani and Vanille get together when they're both dead.]]
* OhCrap: Kira tries to suppress his emotions, but has this reaction in week one when Watanuki theorizes that the game is a test for them, later when he discovers a key item from his canon is in the prize machine (before he realizes that it's a fake; it's a CameoProp from the common drops), and again at the secrets motive.
** A number of Apprentices voice this when [[spoiler:Mercy dies and they're left without their coroner.]]

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* OfficialCouple: Mikazuki confesses his feelings for Killia and Estelle likes both of them, Hanyuu and Elda become an item, Lusamine and Gangrel fall for one another after hating each other for weeks, and Watanuki and Orihime get together too, with Silver/Gold ShipTease on top of it. Finally, [[spoiler:Alani Alani and Vanille get together when they're both dead.]]
dead.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
Kira tries to suppress his emotions, but has this reaction in week one when Watanuki theorizes that the game is a test for them, later when he discovers a key item from his canon is in the prize machine (before he realizes that it's a fake; it's a CameoProp prop from the common drops), and again at the secrets motive.
** A number of Apprentices voice this when [[spoiler:Mercy Mercy dies and they're left without their coroner.]]



* OneLastSmoke: Like in Round 1's finale, [[spoiler:most of the dead are on Team Kill even as the living are converted one by one to Team Spare]]. Some of them greet what they see as inevitable doom by breaking out the alcohol.

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* OneLastSmoke: Like in Round 1's finale, [[spoiler:most most of the dead are on Team Kill even as the living are converted one by one to Team Spare]].Spare. Some of them greet what they see as inevitable doom by breaking out the alcohol.



* PassThePopcorn: [[spoiler:When the dead spectate the final trial, some of them start calmly drinking tea.]]
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The dead start to send letters to the living mid-way through the game.]]

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* PassThePopcorn: [[spoiler:When When the dead spectate the final trial, some of them start calmly drinking tea.]]
tea.
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The The dead start to send letters to the living mid-way through the game.]]



* PoisonIsCorrosive: Gold calls Kageshirou "a Poison-type" when he's trying to compare it to a Pokémon, and as Estelle discovers, trying to pet it makes it eat away at her glove.
* PoolScene: Chronos U has a pool, so there are a lot of these.
* PrecisionFStrike: Alani when [[spoiler:Chiyuki tells her how her canon's reincarnation-or-Void system differs from Alani's religion's "everyone reincarnates" view.]]

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* PoisonIsCorrosive: Gold calls Kageshirou "a Poison-type" when he's trying to compare it to a Pokémon, and as Estelle discovers, trying to pet it makes it eat away at her glove.
* %%* PoolScene: Chronos U has a pool, so there are a lot of these.
* PrecisionFStrike: Alani when [[spoiler:Chiyuki Chiyuki tells her how her canon's reincarnation-or-Void system differs from Alani's religion's "everyone reincarnates" view.]]



* PunchAWall: Killia at the first incentive.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Kimbley, though he kind of deserved it]]. Tossed into a pool to drown, broken ribs, set on fire, hit in the head -- it's enough that it was difficult to determine which part killed him.

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* %%* PunchAWall: Killia at the first incentive.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Kimbley, Kimbley, though he kind of deserved it]].it. Tossed into a pool to drown, broken ribs, set on fire, hit in the head -- it's enough that it was difficult to determine which part killed him.



* RetGone: The Week 2 incentive offers to do this to a successful culprit's enemy back in their world.

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* %%* RetGone: The Week 2 incentive offers to do this to a successful culprit's enemy back in their world.



* RedOniBlueOni: Killia and Christo. Watanuki, naturally, calls them that by name.

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* %%* RedOniBlueOni: Killia and Christo. Watanuki, naturally, calls them that by name.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: Kimbley's room, full of formulae, rambling, and [[TrashOfTheTitans an epic mess]] along with [[spoiler:a plot to kill them all]]. It's described as this in as many words.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Kimbley's room, full of formulae, rambling, and [[TrashOfTheTitans an epic mess]] along with [[spoiler:a a plot to kill them all]].all. It's described as this in as many words.



* ShoutOut: In ''Roleplay/DanganRoleplayRoundThree'', "cheating on your taxes" became a euphemism for entrapment with questions that [[XanatosGambit get you an answer no matter what]], a useful skill to have in a trial. Nick's BigSecret in the secrets motive is ''literally'' that he's been cheating on his taxes. Likely coincidental as that's an actual plot point in his canon, but still amusing.
** When calling [[spoiler:Killidia]] an emo edgelord, Guzma compares him to the main character of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal.''

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
In ''Roleplay/DanganRoleplayRoundThree'', "cheating on your taxes" became a euphemism for entrapment with questions that [[XanatosGambit get you an answer no matter what]], a useful skill to have in a trial. Nick's BigSecret in the secrets motive is ''literally'' that he's been cheating on his taxes. Likely coincidental as that's an actual plot point in his canon, but still amusing.
** When calling [[spoiler:Killidia]] Killidia an emo edgelord, Guzma compares him to the main character of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal.''



* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler:Kyrie impersonates Addie when writing a letter to put a more trusted name to her theories.]]
* SoHappyTogether: We knew something awful was bound to happen when Kimbley offered to listen to Kira and started to make people ship it, if only because [[UnholyMatrimony just look at them]]. [[spoiler:Indeed, it's immediately followed by Kira's betrayal.]]

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* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler:Kyrie Kyrie impersonates Addie when writing a letter to put a more trusted name to her theories.]]
theories.
* SoHappyTogether: We knew something awful was bound to happen when Kimbley offered to listen to Kira and started to make people ship it, if only because [[UnholyMatrimony just look at them]]. [[spoiler:Indeed, Indeed, it's immediately followed by Kira's betrayal.]]



* StealthPun: Case 2 involves tea brewed in a beaker in the chem lab. [[spoiler:Chemis-tea.]]
** The Roman numeral for 5 is, of course, V. [[spoiler:Varric and Viktor are the victims in Case 5.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler:Judy and Nick try to blow open an escape route and are killed for it.]] This is also Kimbley's and Kira's shared hobby and nerfed [[HavingABlast power]].
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:In the end, Angra Mainyu as Hilda offers to either leave the dead as they are or sacrifice the living for them. The survivor pool remembers the life gummies, though, and revives their friends with those instead.]]

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* StealthPun: StealthPun:
**
Case 2 involves tea brewed in a beaker in the chem lab. [[spoiler:Chemis-tea.]]
Chemis-tea.
** The Roman numeral for 5 is, of course, V. [[spoiler:Varric Varric and Viktor are the victims in Case 5.]]
5.
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler:Judy Judy and Nick try to blow open an escape route and are killed for it.]] it. This is also Kimbley's and Kira's shared hobby and nerfed [[HavingABlast power]].
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:In In the end, Angra Mainyu as Hilda offers to either leave the dead as they are or sacrifice the living for them. The survivor pool remembers the life gummies, though, and revives their friends with those instead.]]



* ThisIsUnforgivable: The Wordsmith passes this judgement upon ''himself'' [[spoiler:and his own "flawed existence."]]

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: The Wordsmith passes this judgement upon ''himself'' [[spoiler:and and his own "flawed existence."]]"



* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The round appears to be one big time travel experiment using resources from [[GreaterScopeVillain the virtual murdergame corporation]] behind Round 2. Even the dead speculate that dying just sent them to some other time, though it's not clear if that's the case.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Mikazuki and Killia. Estelle is heartbroken that they left her behind and starts to think they really just only wanted each other.]]

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* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The The round appears to be one big time travel experiment using resources from [[GreaterScopeVillain the virtual murdergame corporation]] corporation behind Round 2. Even the dead speculate that dying just sent them to some other time, though it's not clear if that's the case.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Mikazuki Mikazuki and Killia. Estelle is heartbroken that they left her behind and starts to think they really just only wanted each other.]]



* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Alani's flower. She gives it to Vanille before dying, and Vanille keeps it for most of the game. The flower goes to Hanyuu when Vanille dies.]]

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* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Alani's Alani's flower. She gives it to Vanille before dying, and Vanille keeps it for most of the game. The flower goes to Hanyuu when Vanille dies.]]



* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:Silver and Gold killed Kimbley together, but it turns out that Gold hit the killing blow and thus is the only one credited and the only one executed.]]
* UptightLovesWild: Lusamine/Gangrel, not that either admits it for some time.

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* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:Silver Silver and Gold killed Kimbley together, but it turns out that Gold hit the killing blow and thus is the only one credited and the only one executed.]]
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UptightLovesWild: Lusamine/Gangrel, not that either admits it for some time.



* WhamEpisode: After treating the shadow like Round 1's did ''not'' work and it no-sells [[spoiler:Pride]]'s weaknesses, [[spoiler:treating the chalkboard like Round 2's whiteboard ''does'' work. Furthermore, the deadland NPC knew the dead from the exercise Hilda ran, and the dead quickly send letters talking about TimeTravel experiments.]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: [[spoiler:Thinking back on her own victims, Noir tells Gold that his name is at least better than "[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Natural]]." Poor N becomes the benchmark for silly names from that point on.]]

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* WhamEpisode: After treating the shadow like Round 1's did ''not'' work and it no-sells [[spoiler:Pride]]'s Pride's weaknesses, [[spoiler:treating treating the chalkboard like Round 2's whiteboard ''does'' work. Furthermore, the deadland NPC knew the dead from the exercise Hilda ran, and the dead quickly send letters talking about TimeTravel experiments.]]
experiments.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: [[spoiler:Thinking Thinking back on her own victims, Noir tells Gold that his name is at least better than "[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Natural]].Natural." Poor N becomes the benchmark for silly names from that point on.]]



* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the first case, [[spoiler:Kyrie lures Adelina out by making a tomato juice "blood" mess and pretending to be wounded, then kills her]].
* WrongNameOutburst: When Hanyuu is distressed about Alani [[spoiler:killing Christo to try and save her people]], she accidentally calls her "Ouka."

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the first case, [[spoiler:Kyrie Kyrie lures Adelina out by making a tomato juice "blood" mess and pretending to be wounded, then kills her]].
her.
* WrongNameOutburst: When Hanyuu is distressed about Alani [[spoiler:killing killing Christo to try and save her people]], people, she accidentally calls her "Ouka."



* YouAreNotAlone: Phi tells Alani this [[spoiler:as the latter is about to be executed]].
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.

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* %%* YouAreNotAlone: Phi tells Alani this [[spoiler:as as the latter is about to be executed]].
executed.
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.be.
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* BrokenStreak: [[spoiler:Neither mod character is killed in the first case]], a first for the ''Trustfell'' universe. As well, [[spoiler:the vampire in the cast makes survivor pool instead of being a culprit, and the mastermind is played by a third party.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:In the end, Angra Mainyu as Hilda offers to either leave the dead as they are or sacrifice the living for them. The survivor pool remembers the life gummies, though, and revives their friends with those instead.]]

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** Noir [[spoiler:asks why Kimbley doesn't remember being in her round]].
** In the finale, Viktor watches [[spoiler:the living decide to spare Kirei]] and mentions that he hopes it doesn't turn out [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the way Round 1 did]].

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Angra Mainyu, possessing Hilda, offers to sacrifice the survivor pool to bring back the dead. They argue their way past it.]]


* CentralTheme: Trying to understand your enemy, even someone who's done terrible things, rather than just figure out what they're doing. As the TrueFinalBoss states, "Knowing without understanding is pointless."



* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.

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-->"Knowing without understanding is pointless."
-->[[spoiler:Angra Mainyu/Avenger/Kageshirou (possessing Noir/Hilda)]]

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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.

----
-->"Knowing without understanding is pointless."
-->[[spoiler:Angra Mainyu/Avenger/Kageshirou (possessing Noir/Hilda)]]
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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.

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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: No one wants to explain to Chiyuki what the intended purpose of extremely realistic, anatomically correct life-size dolls tends to be.be.

----
-->"Knowing without understanding is pointless."
-->[[spoiler:Angra Mainyu/Avenger/Kageshirou (possessing Noir/Hilda)]]


-->"Your sorrow, desperation, joy, determination...all of it has been a magnificent thing to behold as you fought to reach this point in time."
-->-The Wordsmith ([[spoiler:Kotomine Kirei]])



* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A good way through the game, a theory comes up that either the dead or everyone is in one.]] It remains to be seen, but is currently lumped in with the crack theories.

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* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A good way through the game, a theory comes up that either the dead or everyone is in one.]] It remains to be seen, but This is currently lumped in with the crack theories.later disproven, though.]]



* BlobMonster: The shadow is a very large one of these, a sludgy monster that lives in the walls.



* BrokenStreak: [[spoiler:Neither mod character is killed in the first case]], a first for the ''Trustfell'' universe.

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* BrokenStreak: [[spoiler:Neither mod character is killed in the first case]], a first for the ''Trustfell'' universe. As well, [[spoiler:the vampire in the cast makes survivor pool instead of being a culprit, and the mastermind is played by a third party.]]



* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Averted in case four, where one of the running theories was badly done CPR breaking the victim's ribs.

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Averted in case four, where one part of the running theories murder was badly done CPR breaking the victim's ribs.



* EatTheEvidence: Variation. Gold has to be warned not to lick evidence when he's about to do just that to figure out what it is.



* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:The Wordsmith describes his son, whom he put into a game and used for his own ends, as this.]]



* FacialCompositeFailure: While not a regain, Gold spends an entire day in Week 3 drawing wanted posters of Silver, gleefully putting them up.

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* FacialCompositeFailure: While not a regain, Gold spends an entire day in Week 3 drawing ugly wanted posters of Silver, Silver and gleefully putting them up.



* FlowerMotifs: The seventh case uses floriography to show that the victim was killed by a close friend.

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* FlowerMotifs: The seventh case uses floriography to show that the victim was killed by a close friend. Floriography comes up again later when [[spoiler:the Wordsmith]] leaves out white hydrangeas for "gratitude for understanding."



* InSeriesNickname: The captives eventually name the shadow "Kageshirou" thanks to Hanyuu.



* ItHasBeenAnHonour: [[spoiler:Waiting for the outcome of the living Apprentices' attempts to reason with the Wordsmith in the final trial, Varric tells everyone that "whatever happens, it's been nice knowing you."]]



* IWasJustPassingThrough: The normally unfriendly Wordsmith refuses to say he was trying to save or protect [[spoiler:Hanyuu by tipping Elda off to a possible suicide attempt]]. He says he doesn't care that much, but would like it if she won.



* MatchmakerCrush: Inverted. While Gold hints at one point that he likes Vanille, he realizes the [[IncompatibleOrientation problem with that]] when he asks her who she likes, and then tells her crush Alani about Vanille's feelings to get them to talk [[spoiler:once he's dead and can thus speak to Alani]].



* MistakenFromBehind: Watanuki first sees Chiyuki from the back and thinks she's his boss, Yuuko.

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* MistakenFromBehind: Watanuki first sees Chiyuki from the back and thinks she's his boss, Yuuko. [[spoiler:Kyrie also confuses Hilda for Chiyuki and vice versa the first time she sees either in deadland.]]



* OfficialCouple: Mikazuki confesses his feelings for Killia and Estelle likes both of them, Hanyuu and Elda become an item, Lusamine and Gangrel fall for one another after hating each other for weeks, and Watanuki and Orihime get together too, with Silver/Gold ShipTease on top of it.

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* OfficialCouple: Mikazuki confesses his feelings for Killia and Estelle likes both of them, Hanyuu and Elda become an item, Lusamine and Gangrel fall for one another after hating each other for weeks, and Watanuki and Orihime get together too, with Silver/Gold ShipTease on top of it. Finally, [[spoiler:Alani and Vanille get together when they're both dead.]]



* OneLastSmoke: Like in Round 1's finale, [[spoiler:most of the dead are on Team Kill even as the living are converted one by one to Team Spare]]. Some of them greet what they see as inevitable doom by breaking out the alcohol.
-->'''Varric:''' If we do die, I want to die drunk.
* PassThePopcorn: [[spoiler:When the dead spectate the final trial, some of them start calmly drinking tea.]]



* PoisonIsCorrosive: Gold calls Kageshirou "a Poison-type" when he's trying to compare it to a Pokémon, and as Estelle discovers, trying to pet it makes it eat away at her glove.



* PrecisionFStrike: Alani when [[spoiler:Chiyuki tells her how her canon's reincarnation-or-Void system differs from Alani's religion's "everyone reincarnates" view.]]



* RobotGirl: Alani assumes, wrongly, that Chiyuki is one due to her artificial body.



* RunningGag: People trading around an airhorn and prank-calling the Wordsmith to sound it in his ear.



* SniffSniffNom: Gold has to be warned not to lick evidence when he's about to do just that to figure out what it is.
* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler:Kyrie impersonates Addie when writing a letter to put a more trusted name to her theories.]]



* ThisIsUnforgivable: The Wordsmith passes this judgement upon ''himself'' [[spoiler:and his own "flawed existence."]]



* WhamEpisode: After treating the shadow like Round 1's did ''not'' work and it no-sells [[spoiler:Pride]]'s weaknesses, [[spoiler:treating the chalkboard like Round 2's whiteboard ''does'' work. Furthermore, the deadland NPC knew the dead from the exercise Hilda ran, and the dead quickly send letters talking about TimeTravel.]]

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* WhamEpisode: After treating the shadow like Round 1's did ''not'' work and it no-sells [[spoiler:Pride]]'s weaknesses, [[spoiler:treating the chalkboard like Round 2's whiteboard ''does'' work. Furthermore, the deadland NPC knew the dead from the exercise Hilda ran, and the dead quickly send letters talking about TimeTravel.TimeTravel experiments.]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: [[spoiler:Thinking back on her own victims, Noir tells Gold that his name is at least better than "[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Natural]]." Poor N becomes the benchmark for silly names from that point on.
]]



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A few characters say this when Chiyuki says that her secret is that she's not a good person. A ''bunch'' of people later say it to Watanuki after he says he's not good enough for Orihime.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A few characters say this when Chiyuki says that her secret is that she's not a good person. A Gold says it about Silver later and wants the others to encourage him too, and a ''bunch'' of people later say it to Watanuki after he says he's not good enough for Orihime.


* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A good way through the game, the dead reveal that deadland appears to actually be one of these.]]

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* BadFuture: [[spoiler:A good way through the game, a theory comes up that either the dead reveal that deadland appears or everyone is in one.]] It remains to actually be one of these.]]seen, but is currently lumped in with the crack theories.



* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The dead start to send letters to the living, saying they're stuck in a BadFuture.]]

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* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The dead start to send letters to the living, saying they're stuck in a BadFuture.living mid-way through the game.]]



* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The round appears to be one big time travel experiment using resources from [[GreaterScopeVillain the virtual murdergame corporation]] behind Round 2. Even the dead speculate that dying just sent them to a BadFuture.]]

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* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The round appears to be one big time travel experiment using resources from [[GreaterScopeVillain the virtual murdergame corporation]] behind Round 2. Even the dead speculate that dying just sent them to a BadFuture.some other time, though it's not clear if that's the case.]]


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Mikazuki gives one to Killia]] as the latter is about to be executed.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Happens twice, when the receiving character is about to be executed: [[spoiler:Mikazuki gives one to Killia]] as the latter is about Killia, Lusamine to be executed.Gangrel.]]


* BelligerentSexualTension: Gangrel and Lusamine start out despising each other, but end up fighting their way to UnholyMatrimony.



* BloodFromTheMouth: One of the Case 6 victims coughed up blood before dying.



* CryIntoChest: Elda to Lusamine when they've let their guard down around one another.



* DeclarationOfProtection: Killia made one in the past and failed.

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* DagwoodSandwich: Jasper likes to make towering sandwiches with nothing but lunch meat and mustard.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Killia made one in the past and failed. [[spoiler:Hanyuu's promise to keep Vanille safe]] doesn't fare much better.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hanyuu is close to it after the Week 7 incentive, which terrifies Elda when she figures it out.]]



* FlowerInHerHair: Along with Alani's flowers, there are also the flower crowns the Apprentices weave at the seventh afterparty.
* FlowerMotifs: The seventh case uses floriography to show that the victim was killed by a close friend.



* HeroicBSOD: Remembering that [[spoiler:she's not the real Maxwell and that he just created her to be TheBait]] sends Milla into a depressed state for a week. Thankfully, she bounces back after getting her next memory.

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Orihime, holding flowers and apparently accepting her fate.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Remembering that [[spoiler:she's not the real Maxwell and that he just created her to be TheBait]] sends Milla into a depressed state for a week. Thankfully, she bounces back after getting her next memory. Later, Estelle falls into one after [[spoiler:Mikazuki kills Orihime to save Killia and the other dead, leaving her alone.]]



* HurricaneOfPuns: When Alani tells Gangrel she usually has the power to control water, the two of them start making ocean puns. Later, Lusamine and Gangrel do the same [[spoiler:with hand puns after Kira's executed]] and they call a truce.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: When Alani tells Gangrel she usually has the power to control water, the two of them start making ocean puns. Later, Lusamine and Gangrel do the same [[spoiler:with hand puns after Kira's executed]] and they call a truce. ''Much'' later, Guzma and Silver do one about eggs.



* INeverGotAnyLetters: Watanuki fears that [[spoiler:the Wordsmith might start to intercept the dead's mail]].



* InVinoVeritas: Estelle blurts out her issues and worries over whether making friends was wrong when Elda brings her booze.



* LuredIntoATrap: So far, a trend is building of characters going to investigate something that's set up to allow someone to kill them.

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* LuredIntoATrap: So far, a A trend is building of this round has characters going to investigate something that's set up to allow someone to kill them.



* MassOhCrap: At the Week 7 incentive, when the Wordsmith reveals that [[spoiler:he knew all along that the dead were still around and he's threatening them all to get another murder out of the living.]]



** '''Victim 6-A:''' TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
** '''Victim 6-B:''' OffWithHisHead
** '''Victim 7:''' DuelToTheDeath
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The second culprit's motive, and also the seventh's, which the Wordsmith calls practical.



* NothingPersonal: The first three culprits have chosen their victims without having any particular grudge. [[spoiler:Kyrie targeted Adelina because her name was first on the profiles, Alani went after Christo because it would be easy to kill a stranger as opposed to a friend, and Kira had wanted to murder Lusamine, but Chiyuki was more convenient and he was running out of time.]]

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* NothingPersonal: The first three culprits have chosen chose their victims without having any particular grudge. [[spoiler:Kyrie targeted Adelina because her name was first on the profiles, Alani went after Christo because it would be easy to kill a stranger as opposed to a friend, and Kira had wanted to murder Lusamine, but Chiyuki was more convenient and he was running out of time.]]]]
* NotSoFakePropWeapon: There's some confusion in the sixth trial because the real, working murder weapon looks just like the blunt prop swords that are a more common machine drop.


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* OfficialCouple: Mikazuki confesses his feelings for Killia and Estelle likes both of them, Hanyuu and Elda become an item, Lusamine and Gangrel fall for one another after hating each other for weeks, and Watanuki and Orihime get together too, with Silver/Gold ShipTease on top of it.


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* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The dead start to send letters to the living, saying they're stuck in a BadFuture.]]


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* PretenderDiss: Lusamine says the Wordsmith can't call himself a researcher if his experiment yielding unity instead of mistrust just makes him try to break them further instead of accept the result.


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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Mikazuki and Killia. Estelle is heartbroken that they left her behind and starts to think they really just only wanted each other.]]


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* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Alani's flower. She gives it to Vanille before dying, and Vanille keeps it for most of the game. The flower goes to Hanyuu when Vanille dies.]]


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* UptightLovesWild: Lusamine/Gangrel, not that either admits it for some time.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: The week six motive aims at any {{Small Steps Hero}}es, saying they can save one other person if they kill and get away with it.


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* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler:Gold seems to think that he's dealing with Pride. He goes into the pit to be executed and sets the shadow on fire. Sadly, [[NoSell that doesn't work]], and Gold is killed by the shadow while it's in flames.]]


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Mikazuki gives one to Killia]] as the latter is about to be executed.



* EmoTeen: Watanuki half-jokingly suggests that the Wordsmith is really one of these and the kidnapping is his cry for attention. Guzma later imagines Noir as this.

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* EmoTeen: Watanuki half-jokingly suggests that the Wordsmith is really one of these and the kidnapping is his cry for attention. Guzma later imagines Noir as this.this, and even later, Killia gets jokes about it [[spoiler:and Killidia even more so]].



* LivingShadow: One carries out the executions again, but this is ''not'' the same as Round 1's and shrugs off that one's weaknesses.



* MistakenForRomance: Watanuki thinks Silver and Gold are together.

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* MistakenForRomance: Watanuki thinks Silver and Gold are together. They do experiment later on, possibly inspired by this.



** '''Victim 5-A:''' StaircaseTumble
** '''Victim 5-B:''' InstrumentOfMurder



* NoSell: This shadow proves handily at the third retaliation and fourth execution that, unlike the one from Round 1, it's not WeakenedByTheLight, explosions, or fire.



* PoolScene: Chronos U has a pool, so there are a lot of these.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: Kimbley's room, full of formulae, rambling, and [[TrashOfTheTitans an epic mess]] along with [[spoiler:a plot to kill them all]]. It's described as this in as many words.



** When calling [[spoiler:Killidia]] an emo edgelord, Guzma compares him to the main character of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal.''



** The Roman numeral for 5 is, of course, V. [[spoiler:Varric and Viktor are the victims in Case 5.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler:Judy and Nick try to blow open an escape route and are killed for it.]] This is also Kimbley's and Kira's shared hobby and nerfed [[HavingABlast power]].



* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The round appears to be one big time travel experiment using resources from [[GreaterScopeVillain the virtual murdergame corporation]] behind Round 2. Even the dead speculate that dying just sent them to a BadFuture.]]



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A few characters say this when Chiyuki says that her secret is that she's not a good person.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A few characters say this when Chiyuki says that her secret is that she's not a good person. A ''bunch'' of people later say it to Watanuki after he says he's not good enough for Orihime.


* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:Silver presents Kimbley's death as this, but it turns out that Gold hit the killing blow and thus is the only one credited.]]

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* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:Silver presents Kimbley's death as this, and Gold killed Kimbley together, but it turns out that Gold hit the killing blow and thus is the only one credited.credited and the only one executed.]]

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