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* AlertnessBlink: Enemy units respond this way if your stealthiness is lacking.



* WarIsHell: On top of the horrors of the Rat Plague, the UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar is already in full swing with once-pristine countryside being turned into a bloody quagmire of corpses, abandoned siege engines, and ruined fortifications with both the Plantagenet and Valois men-at-arms gleefully slaughtering each other and making more fodder for the rats.

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* VisibilityMeter: Enemy units respond with an AlertnessBlink if your stealthiness is lacking.
* WarIsHell: On top of the horrors of the Rat Plague, the UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar is already in full swing with the once-pristine countryside being turned into a bloody quagmire of corpses, abandoned siege engines, and ruined fortifications with both the Plantagenet and Valois men-at-arms gleefully slaughtering each other and making more fodder for the rats.


* LeftStuckAfterAttack: During the bossfight with Conrad, his weapon will frequently get stuck in the ground, giving you time to put some space between the two of you before his next attack.



* TragicVillain: Conrad. His fellow villagers talk about him going crazy over his son's death. During his boss fight he tells Amicia the loser will die while the winner will be damned, and roars that he wants to be taken to his wife and child.


* BrokenArmorBossBattle: You have to remove Conrad's armor piece by piece in order to defeat him.

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* BrokenArmorBossBattle: You have to remove Conrad's armor piece by piece in order to defeat him.


* VideoGameCaringPotential: Amicia can get apples for Hugo, play hide-and-seek, and go out of her way to find flowers [[FlowerInHerHair he puts in her hair]]. There are also a few opportunities where you can go out of your way to ''not'' get [[spoiler: an English soldier and later two wounded Inquisition men]] EatenAlive by rats, which the game notices.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Amicia can get apples for Hugo, play hide-and-seek, and go out of her way to find flowers [[FlowerInHerHair he puts in her hair]].hair. There are also a few opportunities where you can go out of your way to ''not'' get [[spoiler: an English soldier and later two wounded Inquisition men]] EatenAlive by rats, which the game notices.


* HarmfulToMinors: Throughout their journey, Amicia and Hugo are exposed to death in many forms thanks to the Inquisition, the Black Death, and the ravenous rats that carry it. Amicia herself kills people who threaten Hugo's life as well as her own, which leaves her shaken to the core. Even after she [[ItGetsEasier resigns herself to killing]], she has to pass through a house where a man committed suicide after his wife and child died, under a scaffolding where people were hanged, and through a graveyard piled with the unburied dead, each of which horrify her.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Throughout their journey, Amicia and Hugo are exposed to death in many forms thanks to the Inquisition, the Black Death, and the ravenous rats that carry it. Amicia herself kills people who threaten Hugo's life as well as her own, which leaves her shaken to the core. Even after she [[ItGetsEasier resigns herself to killing]], she has to pass through a house where a man committed suicide after his wife and child died, under a scaffolding where people were hanged, and through a graveyard piled with the unburied dead, each of which horrify horrifies her.



* HistoricalFantasy: The game is set during TheBlackDeath in the 14th century France. With rats swarming by the thousands from underground, eating everything in their paths, and one of the main characters having a supernatural condition that has historical records going back to Roman times. [[spoiler:With this condition, said character unintentionally summons the rats and learns to control it by the end of the game.]]

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* HistoricalFantasy: The game is set during TheBlackDeath in the 14th century France. With rats swarming by the thousands from underground, eating everything in their paths, and one of the main characters having a supernatural condition that has historical records going back to Roman times. [[spoiler:With this condition, said character unintentionally summons the rats and learns to control it by the end of the game.]]



* JustAStupidAccent: A couple of character, most notably Amicia, speak English with a French accent in order to remind us where the story takes place.

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* JustAStupidAccent: A couple of character, characters, most notably Amicia, speak English with a French accent in order to remind us where the story takes place.



* LockedInTheDungeon: The Grand Inquisitor has Beatrice locked up in the basement of the university. Huge has to sneak in and rescue her.



* NoEscapeButDown: In a cutscene early on, Amicia and Hugo jump from a ridge into a river to escape the Inquisition.

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* NoEscapeButDown: In a cutscene early on, Amicia and Hugo jump from a ridge cliff into a river to escape the Inquisition.



* TestedOnHumans: Vitalis has no quarals to send in his mooks to test out Hugo's new powers.

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* TestedOnHumans: Vitalis has no quarals qualms to send in his mooks to test out Hugo's new powers.



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: After [[spoiler: Hugo has access to his rat swarm controlling powers,]] the game becomes ''much'' more action oriented as you no longer have to fear the darkness.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: After [[spoiler: Hugo has access to his rat swarm controlling powers,]] the game becomes ''much'' more action oriented action-oriented as you no longer have to fear the darkness.



* WhereItAllBegan: Two third into the game, Amicia revisits her home estate, now destroyed and covered in MeatMoss.

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* WhereItAllBegan: Two third Two-third into the game, Amicia revisits her home estate, now destroyed and covered in MeatMoss.

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* AlertnessBlink: Enemy units respond this way if your stealthiness is lacking.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While the game gets a lot of things right about the time period, rats would never be able to rapidly devour a human corpse of all its flesh or rip them in half, especially while going through armor, regardless of how many there were. Of course, these aren't exactly normal rats.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While the game gets a lot of things right about the time period, rats would never be able to rapidly devour a human corpse of all its flesh or rip them in half, especially while going through armor, regardless of how many there were. Of course, [[{{Understatement}} these aren't exactly normal rats.]]


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While the game gets a lot of things right about the time period, rats would never be able to rapidly devour a human corpse of all its flesh or rip them in half, especially going through armor regardless of how many there were. Of course, these aren't exactly normal rats.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While the game gets a lot of things right about the time period, rats would never be able to rapidly devour a human corpse of all its flesh or rip them in half, especially while going through armor armor, regardless of how many there were. Of course, these aren't exactly normal rats.



* BulletproofHumanShield: Amicia hides under the corpse of a soldier when archers shoot at her after she successfully escaped the Army's camp.

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* BulletproofHumanShield: Amicia hides under the corpse of a soldier when archers shoot at her after she successfully escaped the Army's camp. {{Subverted}}, however--one arrow is shown piercing clean through the body, implying the corpse serves more as a smokescreen to throw off the archers' aim than it does as a true shield.



* ChildrenForcedToKill: Amicia can break enemies lamps which get them eaten by a horde of rats. She clearly does not enjoy this. But ItGetsEasier soon.

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* ChildrenForcedToKill: Amicia can break enemies lamps enemies' lamps, which get gets them eaten by a horde of rats. She clearly does not enjoy this. But ItGetsEasier soon.



* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: When Amicia and Hugo try to sneak out of their house, they bump into a guard. Good thing, the mother is there to take him out with a stone from behind.

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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: When Amicia and Hugo try to sneak out of their house, they bump into a guard. Good thing, thing the mother is there to take him out with a stone from behind.



* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: At Laurentius farm, you have to [[spoiler:sacrifice a pig]] to reach the laboratory.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: At Laurentius Laurentius' farm, you have to [[spoiler:sacrifice a pig]] to reach the laboratory.


** The first boss fight is against a former soldier [[DrivenToMadness driven mad with grief over the death of his son]]. His armor is has weak points due to years of neglect and, due to a combination of not being in his right mind and being out of practice, he overexerts himself during his attacks giving Amicia openings to target his weak points.

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** The first boss fight is against a former soldier [[DrivenToMadness driven mad with grief over the death of his son]]. His armor is has weak points due to years of neglect and, due to a combination of not being in his right mind and being out of practice, he overexerts himself during his attacks giving Amicia openings to target his weak points.


* DiabolusExMachina: Swarms of rats will frequently emerge from the ground and attack the heroes. [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}, when [[FridgeLogic you realize]] that the swarm was trying to protect their master and his sister.]] Once Hugo manages to consciously control them, the rats turn into a DeusExMachina when they come to aid the heroes in front of the church where Vitalis resides.

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* DiabolusExMachina: Swarms of rats will frequently emerge from the ground and attack the heroes. [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}, when [[FridgeLogic you realize]] that the swarm was trying to protect their master and his sister.]] Once Hugo manages to consciously control them, the rats turn into a DeusExMachina when they come to aid the heroes in front of the church where Vitalis resides.]]


* SequelHook: The Machula has a number of thresholds, and this game only concerns the crossing of the first one.

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* SequelHook: The Machula Macula has a number of thresholds, and this game only concerns the crossing of the first one.


* SecretRoom: Amicia finds a hidden door [[spoiler:behind the Lion's head at the Roman baths that leads to Beatrice's secret lab where Hugo manages to mix the elixir for Hugo]].

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* SecretRoom: Amicia finds a hidden door [[spoiler:behind the Lion's head at the Roman baths that leads to Beatrice's secret lab where Hugo Lucas manages to mix the elixir for Hugo]].

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