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* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Losing the ones you love. Alice's parents are dead, meaning that her only caretaker was her older brother Hans, only to suddenly lose him in a traffic accident that killed Hans instantly. The same accident put Alice in a coma, where her mind split into the Little Girl, who wanted to live, and the Masked Lady/Celia, who wanted to die so she could stay with Hans. The Masked Lady/Celia tries everything she could to make the Little Girl stay in Alice's mindscape so Deemo, Hans' mental image, wouldn't disappear, but finally relents in the end when Deemo manages to convince her that it's for the best. When Alice finally wakes up, the full implications of Hans' death hits her, and she breaks down sobbing in her hospital room]].



* ArtShift: Across different collections, the per-song art varies wildly.

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* ArtShift: Across different collections, the per-song art varies wildly. Justified, as various artists were involved in the development of the game.



* BribingYourWayToVictory: Playing the same song again gives you less tree growth than playing it for the first time. You'll quickly be reduced to minimal tree growth per song unless you buy the DLC song packs.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a truck]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The stuffed cat. Hans had bought it for Alice just before the accident.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:Hans' last act while he was alive was to push Alice away from an oncoming, out-of-control bus, and dies upon impact. As Deemo, he does everything he can to make sure that the Little Girl, Alice's mental image, is able to wake up from her coma and live the life that was taken from him]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Little Girl is able to escape being trapped in Alice's mindscape, allowing the latter to heal and wake up from her coma in the real world. However, this means that Deemo is gone forever, and the realization of her older brother's death hits Alice ''hard''. On the other hand, Alice is later revealed in [=DLC=] material to have become a pianist like her brother]].
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Downplayed. Playing the same song again gives you less tree growth than playing it for the first time. You'll quickly be reduced to minimal tree growth per song unless you buy the DLC song packs.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a truck]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The stuffed cat. Hans had bought it for Alice just before the accident.traffic accident killed him.]]



* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", can be seen in the artwork for the songs Pilot and Vivere La Vita.

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* CoolBigBro: Deemo is rather nice for a creepy humanoid, and his relationship with the Little Girl is LikeBrotherAndSister. [[spoiler:Justified, as Deemo is the living embodiment of what little Alice remembers of Hans, her deceased brother]]/-
* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", mini-game, ''Mandora'', can be seen in the artwork for the songs Pilot "Pilot", and Vivere "Vivere La Vita.Vita".



* CreepilyLongArms: Deemo.
* CreepyLongFingers: Deemo.

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* CreepilyLongArms: Deemo.
Deemo has very long arms by human standards.
* CreepyLongFingers: Deemo.In addition to CreepilyLongArms, Demo has very long fingers.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite his creepy appearance, Deemo is actually a nice guy. [[spoiler:Fitting, since he's Alice's mental image of her brother.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: Deemo/Hans fades into light after sending Alice back to reality]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite his creepy appearance, appearance and inability to speak, Deemo is actually a nice guy. guy who looks after the Little Girl like a older brother figure. [[spoiler:Fitting, since he's Alice's mental image of her brother.]]
deceased older brother]].
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: Deemo/Hans fades into light after sending Alice back to reality]].reality, symbolizing that he's gone forever]].



** One of the Little Girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (though in a platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding truck and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].

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** One of the Little Girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (though in a platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding truck and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].



** The pre-song art for the song Pulses shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls dead brother, and she's been in hospital during the whole game.]]

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** The pre-song art for the song Pulses "Pulses" shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls Little Girl's dead brother, and she's been recovering in the hospital from injuries she got in a traffic accident during the whole game.]]



** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for Myosotis they're wilting.

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** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for Myosotis they're wilting. [[spoiler:It represents how the Little Girl is the part of Alice who wants to wake up from her coma and live, while the Masked Lady is the part of Alice who wants to die and stay with her dead brother]].



** The only lyrics for the song "Run Lads Run", which can be found in the same room [[spoiler:where she finds items related to the traffic accident that killed her brother]], is "Oh my god, I'm losing control!" [[spoiler:It's implied that this is what the driver said when a bus went out of control and killed Hans]].
** The art for the song "Walking by the sea" has the Little Girl lying in bed, surrounded by the sea and looking rather longingly at it. [[spoiler:It refers to how Alice is in her coma, while the world keeps passing her by. The Little Girl is the part of Alice who wants to wake up and live]].
** In the "Leaves" cutscene, [[spoiler:the Masked Lady catches a leaf from the piano tree and crushes it to pieces. This is because she doesn't want the Little Girl to leave and make Deemo/Hans disappear forever]].
** "Nine Point Eight" is about a woman who [[spoiler:commits suicide to join her dead lover. This refers to the Masked Lady, the part of Alice who wants to stay in her coma and die so she could rejoin Hans in the afterlife]].
** "I hate to tell you" is about a person who has bad news to deliver, but can't bring themselves to say it. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the Little Girl (and the player) learns that Deemo is actually the representation of Hans, who died to protect his younger sister, Alice, from an oncoming bus. When Alice wakes up in the real world and realizes this, she breaks down crying]].



* HellIsThatNoise: [[spoiler: If you keep clicking on the open window in the attic after the tree reaches a certain height, it will play static noise and eventually what sounds like a beeping heart monitor]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming truck. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]]

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* HellIsThatNoise: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you keep clicking on the open window in the attic after the tree reaches a certain height, it will play static noise and eventually what sounds like a beeping heart monitor]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming truck. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]] As Deemo, he does it again by helping the Little Girl escape, allowing Alice to wake up from her coma in the real world, despite knowing that this will erase his existence forever]].



* {{Minimalist Cast}}: There are only three characters in this game: The Little Girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]

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* {{Minimalist Cast}}: MinimalistCast: There are only three characters in this game: The Little Girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]



* NoAntagonist: The closest you can get to an antagonist in this game is [[spoiler: the Masked Lady/Celia, who is really just a {{Broken Bird}}.]]

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* NoAntagonist: The closest you can get to an antagonist in this game is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Masked Lady/Celia, who is really just a {{Broken Bird}}.]]



* NoMouth: Deemo. Also the Masked Lady, [[spoiler:at least when she has the mask on]].

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* NoMouth: NoMouth:
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Deemo. Also [[spoiler:Later averted when he reveals his true identity as Hans, the Little Girl's dead older brother]].
** Played with
the Masked Lady, [[spoiler:at least when she has the Lady. Her mask on]].does have a mouth, but it's unusable. [[spoiler:Until she takes it off...]]



* TheSpeechless: Deemo. [[spoiler: Averted at the end of the game. With a {{Wham Line}}, no less.]]

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* TheSpeechless: Deemo. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted at the end of the game. With a {{Wham Line}}, no less.]]



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and [[spoiler:includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass Hourglass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and [[spoiler:includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]



* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the Little Girl wears a white dress.

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* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the Little Girl wears a white dress.dress.
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* ParentalAbandonment: The Little Girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all. [[spoiler:The novel confirms they're dead.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: The Little Girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all. [[spoiler:The novel confirms they're dead.]]]].
** You can find more hints of this in-game if you played the DLC. The pictures you collect around the castle plus the artworks for the songs show that [[spoiler: Alice's brother]] was her sole caretaker, doing all the works a parent would do for their child such as feeding, bathing, taking her to school, playing with her, and then putting her to bed, etc.


A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan, and September 28, 2017 in North America.

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A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan, and September 28, 2017 in North America.
America. This port later received an update to support the Toy-Con Piano from the ''VideoGame/NintendoLabo'' Variety Kit.


* AwesomeArt: Some of the pre-song art is very beautiful. A few songs have cover art designed to complement the art for a second song. The combinations also supply some {{Foreshadowing}}.
** Utopiosphere features the Little Girl in front of an hourglass. In the collection it's immediately followed by Reverse - Parallel Universe showing Deemo in front of a clock face. A song from a different collection, H, has artwork that more clearly matches that of Reverse - Parallel Universe, featuring the Little Girl instead, though it can only be unlocked long after obtaining the first two songs.
** The bottom of the art for Magnolia continues as the top of the art for Myosotis. Aligning them vertically makes a complete picture.
** The cover art for I Race the Dawn and Sunset are the same, except in the second one [[spoiler:Deemo is replaced by the Little Girl, holding the same sun.]] Placing the two pieces back to back makes a complete picture.


* {{Microtransactions}}: This game has them in the form of $5 song packs that have 4 or 5 songs each.

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* {{Microtransactions}}: This game The mobile version has them in the form of $5 song packs that have 4 or 5 songs each.each. Averted with the Switch version, which has a higher initial price tag, but includes all the paid content at no extra cost.


On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game was also released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, as a slightly different version which is titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' and has several exclusive songs, along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story being added into the game.

A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan.

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On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game was also released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, as a slightly different version which is titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' and has several exclusive songs, along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story being added into the game.

A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan.
Japan, and September 28, 2017 in North America.

Added DiffLines:

***Forgotten Hourglass's last unlockable song [[spoiler:and the song that replaces Fluquor on the 4th playthrough, Marigold]], has a difficulty of 12 which is, as of the 3.0 update, the highest level song in the game.


On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game will also be released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, in a version titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story added into the game.

A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port is set to be released September 21, 2017 in Japan.

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On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game will was also be released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, in as a slightly different version which is titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' and has several exclusive songs, along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story being added into the game.

A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port is set to be was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan.



** "Utopiosphere" features the Little Girl in front of an hourglass. In the collection it's immediately followed by "Reverse - Parallel Universe" showing Deemo in front of a clock face.
** The bottom of the art for "Magnolia" continues as the top of the art for "Myosotis". Aligning them vertically makes a complete picture.
** The cover art for "I Race the Dawn" and "Sunset" are the same, except in the second one [[spoiler:Deemo is replaced by the Little Girl, holding the same sun.]] Placing the two pieces back to back makes a complete picture.

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** "Utopiosphere" Utopiosphere features the Little Girl in front of an hourglass. In the collection it's immediately followed by "Reverse Reverse - Parallel Universe" Universe showing Deemo in front of a clock face.
face. A song from a different collection, H, has artwork that more clearly matches that of Reverse - Parallel Universe, featuring the Little Girl instead, though it can only be unlocked long after obtaining the first two songs.
** The bottom of the art for "Magnolia" Magnolia continues as the top of the art for "Myosotis".Myosotis. Aligning them vertically makes a complete picture.
** The cover art for "I I Race the Dawn" Dawn and "Sunset" Sunset are the same, except in the second one [[spoiler:Deemo is replaced by the Little Girl, holding the same sun.]] Placing the two pieces back to back makes a complete picture.



** During the cutscene for "Growing" the Little Girl is seen reaching for fruit dangling from the growing tree. In "Leaves" the Masked Lady reaches out to the same tree to catch a falling leaf and crush it to bits.

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** During the cutscene for "Growing" cutscene the Little Girl is seen reaching for fruit dangling from the growing tree. In "Leaves" the Masked Lady reaches out to the same tree to catch a falling leaf and crush it to bits.



* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a bus.]].

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* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a bus.]].truck]].



* CherryBlossoms: Cherry Blossoms appear in certain parts of the story, especially in the Little Girl's dialogue. Also featured in the song "Sakura No Iro Yume" (Cherry Blossom Colored Dream). The music seems to be a romantic, wistful tune unless you know [[spoiler:cherry blossoms represent death as well as life, because the flowers die so quickly.]]
* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", can be seen in the artwork for the songs "Pilot" and "Vivere La Vita".

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* CherryBlossoms: Cherry Blossoms appear in certain parts of the story, especially in the Little Girl's dialogue. Also featured in the song "Sakura Sakura No Iro Yume" (Cherry Yume[[note]]Cherry Blossom Colored Dream).Dream[[/note]]. The music seems to be a romantic, wistful tune unless you know [[spoiler:cherry blossoms represent death as well as life, because the flowers die so quickly.]]
* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", can be seen in the artwork for the songs "Pilot" Pilot and "Vivere Vivere La Vita".Vita.



** In return, Deemo added Collection 6, which is 3 songs themed around VideoGame/BraveFrontier complete with original character art from the corresponding game.

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** In return, Deemo added Collection 6, which is 3 songs themed around VideoGame/BraveFrontier complete with original character art from the corresponding game. This collection has since expanded to feature other collaborations in addition to the original three songs.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: the song "Suspenseful Third Day", complete with rolling credits.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: the The song "Suspenseful Suspenseful Third Day", Day, complete with rolling credits.



* EvolvingTitleScreen: Not the title, but this is the case for the pre-music art for Fluquor and Sakura Iro no Yume. It seems simple enough until you replay the song after beating the game, and clear the song with a full combo. [[spoiler: [[WhamShot Where Deemo once stood will be replaced by Hans when the song finishes and show the player's the results of their play]]. This is made more tear-jerking that you will always see this whenever you cleared Fluquor in full combo]] The Suspenseful Third Day also changes artwork under the same conditions.

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* EvolvingTitleScreen: Not the title, but this is the case for the pre-music art for Fluquor and Sakura Iro no Yume. It seems simple enough until you replay the song after beating the game, and clear the song with a full combo. [[spoiler: [[WhamShot Where Deemo once stood will be replaced by Hans when the song finishes and show the player's the results of their play]]. This is made more tear-jerking that you will always see this whenever you cleared Fluquor in full combo]] The Suspenseful Third Day also changes gets different artwork under the same conditions.conditions, [[spoiler:though it features the Masked Lady rather than Hans]].



** YUBIKIRI-GENMAN: The cover art has a background of yellow crysanthemums, symbolic of platonic love, rather than romantic love.
** Pulses: the lyrics often refer to the stargazer, a flower signifying sympathy.

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** YUBIKIRI-GENMAN: The cover art has a background of yellow crysanthemums, chrysanthemums, symbolic of platonic love, love rather than romantic love.
** Pulses: the The lyrics often refer to the stargazer, a flower signifying sympathy.



** Legacy: [[spoiler:Unlocking the song requires looking in a vase containing a Japanese Andromeda, whose meaning includes things like danger, sacrifice, or dying together.]] The same flower features prominently in the pre-song art.

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** Legacy: [[spoiler:Unlocking the song requires looking in a vase containing a Japanese Andromeda, whose meaning includes things like danger, sacrifice, or dying together.]] The same flower features prominently in the pre-song art.song artwork.



** Marigold: [[spoiler:The last song from the Forgotten Hourglass collection. One of it's meanings is "Grief and despair of the loss of love". Fitting the lyrics of said song that talks of longing and grief of living past a loved ones death.]]

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** Marigold: [[spoiler:The last song from the Forgotten Hourglass collection. One of it's its meanings is "Grief and despair of the loss of love". Fitting love", fitting the lyrics of said song that talks which talk of longing and the grief of living past a loved ones one's death.]]



** One of the girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (but in a rather platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding bus and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].
** The Masked Lady is flanked by bonsai trees when the Little Girl first meets her. [[spoiler:Later the tree mysteriously stops growing, no matter how much music you play.]]
** Both the Little Girl and Masked Lady wear white clothes and black gloves, but the Masked Lady's feet are never shown, either in the game proper, or in song artwork. [[spoiler:This suggests the Masked Lady is a ghost. Makes sense, since she's the part of the Little Girl who wants to die so she can stay with her brother.]]

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** One of the girl's Little Girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (but (though in a rather platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding bus truck and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].
** The Masked Lady is flanked by bonsai trees when the Little Girl first meets her. [[spoiler:Later [[spoiler:Later, the tree mysteriously stops growing, no matter how much music you play.]]
** Both the Little Girl and Masked Lady wear white clothes and black gloves, but the Masked Lady's feet are never shown, either in the game proper, or in song artwork. [[spoiler:This suggests the Masked Lady is gives her a ghost. ghost-like appearance. Makes sense, since she's the part of the Little Girl Alice who wants to die so she can stay with her brother.]]



** The pre-song art for the song "Pulses" shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls dead brother, and she's been in hospital during the whole game.]]

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** The pre-song art for the song "Pulses" Pulses shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls dead brother, and she's been in hospital during the whole game.]]



** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for "Myosotis" they're wilting.
** When the Little Girl looks out the window, she notes that it was too foggy to see anything. [[spoiler: When she wakes up as Alice, she is able to see the city from the hospital window, signifying she returned from Deemo's world.]]
* GrayRainOfDepression: Seen on the art cover of the song "I hate to tell you", which fits the song's somber mood.
* HarderThanHard: The Forgotten Hourglass DLC allows unlocking of Extra charts for 10 songs. ''Myosotis'', on the hard difficulty, is rated 11, while ''Marigold'' is rated 12 on the hardest difficulty.

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** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for "Myosotis" Myosotis they're wilting.
** When the Little Girl looks out the window, she notes that it was it's too foggy to see anything. [[spoiler: When she wakes up as Alice, she is able to see the city from the hospital window, signifying she returned from Deemo's world.]]
* GrayRainOfDepression: Seen on the art cover of the song "I I hate to tell you", you, which fits the song's somber mood.
* HarderThanHard: The Forgotten Hourglass DLC allows unlocking of Extra charts for 10 songs. ''Myosotis'', Myosotis, on the hard difficulty, is rated 11, while ''Marigold'' Marigold is rated 12 on the hardest difficulty.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming bus. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming bus.truck. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]]



* InterfaceSpoiler: While most songs are careful with this, some song artwork does show [[spoiler:Deemo's true identity]]. [[spoiler: Though this only seems to apply with the "Shattered Memories" Song Collection that is unlocked after beating the main story.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It's implied the little girl has this to a degree.

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* InterfaceSpoiler: While most songs are careful with this, some song artwork does show [[spoiler:Deemo's true identity]]. [[spoiler: Though the only songs that explicitly show this are in collections only seems to apply with the "Shattered Memories" Song Collection that is unlocked after beating already having beaten the main story.story, certain other songs like Morning Drops and Snowflakes have caused many players to question who exactly that person in the picture is.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It's implied the little girl Little Girl has this to a degree.



** "Delicate flesh decomposes off my rotten bones And softly merge into the sky"
* MagicMusic: Before Little Girl drops in, Deemo's piano is situated on a dead tree stump. Playing music causes the stump to grow as a tree again. As the game continues, the tree grows ever so slightly, progressing the story when it reaches certain heights. [[spoiler:Eventually the tree surrounds the piano, which is fine since it opens up rooms where you find other ones.]]

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** "Delicate flesh decomposes off my rotten bones / And softly merge into the sky"
* MagicMusic: Before the Little Girl drops in, Deemo's piano is situated on a dead tree stump. Playing music causes the stump to grow as into a tree again. As the game continues, the tree grows ever so slightly, progressing the story when it reaches certain heights. [[spoiler:Eventually the tree surrounds the piano, which is fine since it opens up rooms where you find other ones.]]



* MindScrew: [[spoiler: The Masked Lady is later revealed to be Alice, a.k.a. the little girl]]. Try wrapping your head around that for a moment.
** [[spoiler: It's not a complete MindScrew now. When the SpinOff of Deemo on PS Vita came out, it revealed that the Masked Lady is Celia, a side of Alice who remembers most of the things she had forgotten and tried to stop Alice from leaving the dream so she won't be separated from Hans.]]
* {{Minimalist Cast}}: There are only three characters in this game: The little girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]
* MysteriousMist: When you're in [[spoiler:the attic]], the little girl mentions seeing fog outside the window.

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler: The Masked Lady is later revealed to be Alice, a.k.a. the little girl]].Little Girl]]. Try wrapping your head around that for a moment.
** [[spoiler: It's not a complete MindScrew now. When the SpinOff of Deemo on PS Vita came out, out on the PS Vita, it was revealed that the Masked Lady is Celia, a side of Alice who remembers most of the things she had forgotten and tried to stop Alice from leaving the dream so she won't wouldn't be separated from Hans.]]
* {{Minimalist Cast}}: There are only three characters in this game: The little girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Little Girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]
* MysteriousMist: When you're in [[spoiler:the attic]], the little girl Little Girl mentions seeing fog outside the window.



* NoNameGiven: The girl, as well as the Masked lady living with Deemo.
** Both get a name in the 2.0 update: [[spoiler:Alice. They're actually [[MindScrew the same person]]. Subverted with the PS Vita {{SpinOff}}, where the Masked Lady is officially named Celia.]]
* NonIndicativeDifficulty: In volume 2, both Anima and Myosotis can be considered a boss song at level 10 and 11 respectively. Many people managed to score higher on Myosotis than Anima despite Myosotis being at level 11. This is because Myosotis is only really hard during the dubstep part that starts 2/3 of the way through the song while Anima is a nightmare from start to finish.

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* NoNameGiven: The girl, Little Girl, as well as the Masked lady Lady living with Deemo.
** Both get a name in the 2.0 update: [[spoiler:Alice. They're actually [[MindScrew the same person]]. Subverted with the PS Vita {{SpinOff}}, port, where the Masked Lady is officially named Celia.]]
* NonIndicativeDifficulty: In volume 2, both Anima and Myosotis can be considered a boss song at level 10 and 11 respectively. Many people managed to score higher on Myosotis than Anima despite Myosotis being at level 11. This is because Myosotis is only really hard during the dubstep part that starts 2/3 of the way through the song song, while Anima is a nightmare from start to finish.



* ParentalAbandonment: The little girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all.
* PinkySwear: The little girl and Deemo do this on the art cover of the song "YUBIKIRI-GENMAN". [[spoiler:Becomes HarsherInHindsight once you learn of their relationship in real life.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: The little girl's Little Girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all.
all. [[spoiler:The novel confirms they're dead.]]
* PinkySwear: The little girl and Deemo do this on the art cover of the song "YUBIKIRI-GENMAN".YUBIKIRI-GENMAN. [[spoiler:Becomes HarsherInHindsight once you learn of their relationship in real life.]]



* PostEndGameContent: Myosotis and the Shattered Memories song pack are only available after completing the rest of the game.
* RuleOfThree: Deemo saves Little Girl three different times by catching her. [[spoiler:He first catches her when she falls through the window, and again when the Little Girl loses her balance climbing a stack of books. The third time actually happens before the story begins, when (as Hans, her brother) he saves her from a runaway bus.]]

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* PostEndGameContent: The song Myosotis and the Shattered Memories song pack are only available after completing the rest of the game.
** The Forgotten Hourglass DLC adds even more post-game content, though most of it requires [[spoiler:[[NewGamePlus playing through the game multiple times.]]]]
* RuleOfThree: Deemo saves Little Girl three different times by catching her. [[spoiler:He first catches her when she falls through the window, and again when the Little Girl loses her balance climbing a stack of books. The third time actually happens before the story begins, when (as Hans, her brother) he saves her from a runaway bus.truck.]]



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. [[spoiler:She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and includes [[spoiler:includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. [[spoiler:She She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]



* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the little girl wears a white dress.

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* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the little girl Little Girl wears a white dress.


A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port is set to be released September 21, 2018 in Japan.

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A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port is set to be released September 21, 2018 2017 in Japan.

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A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port is set to be released September 21, 2018 in Japan.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. [[spoiler:She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Never left without saying goodbye.'']]


* NoAntagonist: The closest you can get to an antagonist in this game is [[spoiler: the Masked Lady/Celia, who is really just a {{Broken Bird}}.]]



** Both get a name in the 2.0 update: [[spoiler:Alice. They're actually [[MindScrew the same person]]. Subverted with the PS Vita {{SpinOff}}.]]

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** Both get a name in the 2.0 update: [[spoiler:Alice. They're actually [[MindScrew the same person]]. Subverted with the PS Vita {{SpinOff}}.{{SpinOff}}, where the Masked Lady is officially named Celia.]]


* HarderThanHard: The Forgotten Hourglass DLC allows unlocking of Extra charts for 10 songs.

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* HarderThanHard: The Forgotten Hourglass DLC allows unlocking of Extra charts for 10 songs. ''Myosotis'', on the hard difficulty, is rated 11, while ''Marigold'' is rated 12 on the hardest difficulty.


On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game was also released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, in a version titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story added into the game.

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On Android, a part of the story and songs are available for free (with included timer and ads for some songs), and several song packs require in-app purchases. On iOS, once you've purchased the game songs required by the storyline are free, but other song packs are only available as in-app purchases. The game was will also be released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, in a version titled ''Deemo: The Last Recital'' along with the cutscenes now being animated, and an epilogue story added into the game.

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