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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Marty bonds with Sally because she constantly brought lucky clovers to his comatose body, despite them being complete strangers to each other. Due to this, he's willing to fight a zombie and cultist army in order to prevent her from being used as Gla'aki's vessel.



* TheDragon: The Grandmistress is the leader of the zombie cult and is loyal to Gla'aki. [[spoiler:When Marty and Brucie free Sally from her clutches, the Grandmistress offers her own body to act as Gla'aki's vessel.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Marty gets discouraged over Sally's compact breaking due to his dependency on the lucky object, resulting in him believing he can't fulfill his self-appointed role as Sally's hero. Brucie bluntly tells him that there's no point in worrying over having the ideal heroic origin story and to just do what he thinks is right in this situation. This reinvigorates Marty to continue fighting zombies to save Sally.
* GoodCounterpart: Sally ends up being the DamselInDistress of this game like Lucy was in ''Case 01''. Unlike Lucy, who is [[BitchInSheepsClothing secretly a nasty bully]] and can only show empathy towards her close friends, Sally is a genuine NiceGirl who takes care of patients she doesn't even know.
* HeroicBSOD: After the second boss, Marty is defeated by the Grandmistress and Gla'aki again. The Grandmistress then breaks Sally's compact right in front of Marty, breaking his confidence now that he no longer has Sally's luck on his side. Brucie tells him to stop worrying about his abilities or backstory as a hero and just act according to his desires.
* HonorBeforeReason: Lucy hires Brucie to kill the Grandmistress in order to avenge Sapphire, who was killed by the Grandmistress's zombies. [[spoiler:Brucie technically fails to kill the Grandmistress because the latter sacrificed her own life to revive Gla'aki, so he offers Lucy a discount again, despite Lucy being willing to pay him more. Jade notes that Brucie's principles of client satisfaction is the reason why the exorcist duo is poor.]]



* KnightTemplar: The Grandmistress believes humanity would be happier and more peaceful as undead, and therefore feels justified in placing the world under the thrall of Gla'aki.



* NamesToTrustImmediately: Sally's real name is Sarah Sweet. Despite the series' tendency to have morally dubious main characters, Sally has no hidden darkness and is genuinely supportive of Marty.



* ThrowTheDogABone: Marty is the titular loser of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', having lost his family and only friend to a car accident. In this game, he befriends Sally and manages to save the world from Gla'aki's cult. Subverted by the stinger, which shows that he's still not in the clear due to [[spoiler:getting involved in another paranormal case.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Double subverted. Marty lacks the power he had from ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'' and is just an ordinary human now, but he's also more willing to confront reality thanks to his best friend's encouragement, allowing him to fight the undead with mundane weaponry.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', Marty was willing to use headpatting to effectively brainwash women into joining his party. In this game, he treats Sally as a genuine friend rather than an object. It helps that he's going through a [[TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople zombie apocalypse]] rather than a wish-fulfillment reincarnation plot this time.
* VillainousLegacy: [[spoiler:Nya, the recently deceased BigBad of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', had a hand in summoning Gla'aki to the real world. This makes them one of the main causes of the zombie apocalypse, though it's unknown how exactly they're connected to Gla'aki's cult.]]

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* ShoutOut: Bruce, when asked if he is fighting evil spirits for someone else:
-->Uh, yeah... You think I became a superhero or something because of some dark past? "Bruce Lyne, the tragic boy who [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} witnessed an evil spirit killing his parents in a dark alley when he was a kid]]." Hmph. Exorcists aren't selfless like those comic book heroes who want to fight crime and change the world. We're shallow by nature, just working to keep ourselves fed.


* ThrowTheDogABone: Marty is the titular loser of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', having lost his family and only friend to a car accident. In this game, he befriends Sally and manages to save the world from Gla'aki's cult. Subverted by the stinger, which shows that he's still not in the clear due to [[spoiler:getting involved in another paranormal case.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Double subverted. Marty lacks the power he had from ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'' and is just an ordinary human now, but he's also more willing to confront reality thanks to his best friend's encouragement, allowing him to fight the undead with mundane weaponry.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', Marty was willing to use headpatting to effectively brainwash women into joining his party. In this game, he treats Sally as a genuine friend rather than an object. It helps that he's going through a [[TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople zombie apocalypse]] rather than a wish-fulfillment reincarnation plot this time.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Marty is the titular loser of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', having lost his family and only friend to a car accident. In this game, he befriends Sally and manages to save the world from Gla'aki's cult. Subverted by the stinger, which shows that he's still not in the clear due to [[spoiler:getting involved in another paranormal case.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Double subverted. Marty lacks the power he had from ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'' and is just an ordinary human now, but he's also more willing to confront reality thanks to his best friend's encouragement, allowing him to fight the undead with mundane weaponry.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', Marty was willing to use headpatting to effectively brainwash women into joining his party. In this game, he treats Sally as a genuine friend rather than an object. It helps that he's going through a [[TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople zombie apocalypse]] rather than a wish-fulfillment reincarnation plot this time.

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: This game continues from the second ending of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', where Marty wakes up from his coma, only to find himself in a zombie apocalypse.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Marty gets discouraged over Sally's compact breaking due to his dependency on the lucky object, resulting in him believing he can't fulfill his self-appointed role as Sally's hero. Brucie bluntly tells him that there's no point in worrying over having the ideal heroic origin story and to just do what he thinks is right in this situation. This reinvigorates Marty to continue fighting zombies to save Sally.

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* LighterAndSofter: Despite the zombie apocalypse at the start of the game and ominous stinger at the end, this game ends relatively happier than its predecessors in the series, with both leads surviving and befriending each other. The two leads are also more sympathetic than the previous ones, with Sally being a genuinely kind and generous person and Marty retaining his positive CharacterDevelopment from the previous game.

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* {{Retcon}}: Although this game is supposed to continue from Ending 2 of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', it changes certain details. In the previous game, Marty obtains a gun from a dead cop in the hospital lobby, has no allies with him, and has to face Gla'aki and her zombies. In this game, Marty obtains a gun in one of the upper floors, enters the lobby with Sally, and has to fight living cultists in addition to Gla'aki and her zombies.

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* TheWorfEffect: For most of the game, Brucie is shown having an easier time against enemies than Marty, due to his prior combat experience as an exorcist. However, he's knocked out by Gla'aki to show how much of a threat she is.

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* TheWorfEffect: For most of the game, Brucie is shown having an easier time against enemies than Marty, due to his prior combat experience as an exorcist. However, he's knocked out by Gla'aki to show how much of a threat she is.is once she has a physical body.


* VillainousLegacy: [[spoiler:Nya, the recently deceased BigBad of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', had a hand in summoning Gla'aki to the real world. This makes them one of the main causes of the zombie apocalypse, though it's unknown how exactly she's connected to Gla'aki's cult.]]

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* VillainousLegacy: [[spoiler:Nya, the recently deceased BigBad of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', had a hand in summoning Gla'aki to the real world. This makes them one of the main causes of the zombie apocalypse, though it's unknown how exactly she's they're connected to Gla'aki's cult.]]


* VillainousLegacy: [[spoiler:Nya, the recently deceased BigBad of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', had a hand in summoning Gla'aki to the real world.]]

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* VillainousLegacy: [[spoiler:Nya, the recently deceased BigBad of ''VideoGame/LoserReborn'', had a hand in summoning Gla'aki to the real world. This makes them one of the main causes of the zombie apocalypse, though it's unknown how exactly she's connected to Gla'aki's cult.]]


* SingleStrokeBattle: Mechanically speaking, all fights with individual normal enemies are resolved in one or two rolls. The dice rolls determine how much damage and gold the player gets from the short encounter.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: Mechanically speaking, all fights with individual normal enemies are resolved in one or two rolls. The dice rolls determine how much damage and gold money the player gets from the short encounter.


* SequelHook: [[TheStinger After the credits]], [[spoiler:there's an ominous statement that Marty and Sally will be involved in Case 03: True Cannibal Boy, with an image of Hans popping up.]]

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* SequelHook: [[TheStinger After the credits]], [[spoiler:there's an ominous statement that Marty and Sally will be involved in Case ''Case 03: True Cannibal Boy, Boy'', with an image of Hans popping up.]]


* SequelHook: [[spoiler:[[TheStinger After the credits]], there's an ominous statement that Marty and Sally will be involved in Case 03: True Cannibal Boy, with an image of Hans popping up.]]

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:[[TheStinger [[TheStinger After the credits]], there's [[spoiler:there's an ominous statement that Marty and Sally will be involved in Case 03: True Cannibal Boy, with an image of Hans popping up.]]

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