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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Note that [[spoiler: Lissie seems to move without you looking, and that she never seems to interact with the objects.]]

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Note that [[spoiler: Lissie seems to move without you looking, and that she never seems to interact with the objects.]] ]]
** On the first day, [[spoiler:Lissie thinks that the scarf on the mannequin which matches Edward's picture doesn't prove anything and claims that Ed's memory of his sister dancing around in it didn't happen. He hastily denies this, then has an "episode". This is our first real indication that something's not quite right with him]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Note that [[spoiler: Lissie seems to move without you looking, and that she never seems to interact with the objects.]]


* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:In the end, Edward and Lissie doesn't fully uncover the exact circumstances of Ruth's death, leaving it ambiguous whether she was actually murdered or the whole was just a really unfortunate accident.]]

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* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:In the end, Edward and Lissie doesn't fully uncover the exact circumstances of Ruth's death, leaving it ambiguous whether she was actually murdered or the whole thing was just a really unfortunate accident.]]

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* AgentScully: Edward firmly believes that all of the strange events him and Lissie experience must have a rational explantation, and dismisses her notions of curses, ghosts, and monsters. [[spoiler:In the end though, he must admit that he cannot come up with any logical explanation for how he learned about Graavik and why wanted to go there in the first place, suggesting that it might indeed have been some kind of otherworldly pull that attracted him to the place.]]

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* CrisisOfFaith: [[spoiler:The ''whole community'' of Graavik eventually succumbed to this, after all the terrible events they had suffered, believing their town to to be cursed and that God had abandoned them.]]


* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:In the end, Edward and Lissie doesn't fully uncover the exact circumstances of Ruth's death, leaving it ambiguous whether she was actually murdered or the whole was just a really unfortunate accident.]]



* SanitySlippage: It eventually becomes clear that Edward is slowly undergoing one, as you spend days in Graavik while only scratching the surface of the mystery. [[spoiler: By the end of the game, it's revealed his grasp on reality was unstable long before the story's beginning.]]

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* SanitySlippage: It eventually becomes clear that Edward is slowly undergoing one, as you spend days in Graavik while only scratching the surface of the mystery. [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end of the game, it's revealed his grasp on reality was unstable long before the story's beginning.]]

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* ImaginaryFriend: [[spoiler:What Lissie actually is to Edward.]]


It is set in 1923, and follows the story of a scholar from Massachusetts named Edward Charles Harden and his ward Lissie, as the two arrive from the US to the Norwegian town of Graavik, to search for Edward's missing sister, Betty, a journalist working for a New York newspaper. Betty recently went to Graavik for reasons unknown, but disappeared under mysterious circumstances during her trip.

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It is set in 1923, and follows the story of a scholar from Hanover, Massachusetts named Edward Charles Harden and his ward Lissie, as the two arrive from the US to the Norwegian town of Graavik, to search for Edward's missing sister, Betty, a journalist working for a New York newspaper. Betty recently went to Graavik for reasons unknown, but disappeared under mysterious circumstances during her trip.

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* ThisIsReality: Edward at one points calls Lissie out on treating the events in Graavik like something out of a mystery novel:
-->'''Edward:''' This is real life, not a {{whodunit}} by Creator/AgathaChristie! There won't be a trail of convenient clues leading to some neat conclusion.


* DrivenToSuicide: Many of the townspeople killed themselves shortly before Edward's arrival, with him and Lissie finding one still hanging from a tree on the town's outskirts. [[spoiler: And both of Edward's parents committed suicide when he was a child.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Many of the townspeople killed themselves shortly before Edward's arrival, with him and Lissie finding one still hanging from a tree on the town's outskirts. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And both of Edward's parents committed suicide when he was a child.]]]]
* EnemiesList: Fredrik Fretland kept one of the people in town he considered "traitors".


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* NotInFrontOfTheKid: There is some indication that Edward makes an effort to watch his language around Lissie. Notably, when he comes across Fredrik Fretland's EnemiesList, he wonders aloud why he would keep a "shitlist", but catches himself before he can say the entire word and does a VerbalBackspace into saying "list of undesirables" instead.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's established early that Edward is not at all physically fit, getting easily winded from short walks. Later, the player can jog around, and Edward doesn't have an issue with such exertion except when needed by the story.


* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Early on, Lissie calls Edward a "Debbie Downer". The word "downer" used to describe a depressing or mopey person wasn't used before the 1960s or so, around 40 years after the game is set.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Early on, Lissie calls Edward a "Debbie Downer". The word "downer" used as a way to describe a depressing or mopey person wasn't used before the 1960s or so, around 40 years after the game is set.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Early on, Lissie calls Edward a "Debbie Downer". The word "downer" used to describe a depressing or mopey person wasn't used before the 1960s or so, around 40 years after the game is set.

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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: The twins Johan and Fredrik Fretland had a younger brother named Arne. Arne's untimely death made their already deteriorating relationship worse.


* ExiledToTheCouch: A different variation. Even though everyone in Graavik appears to have vanished long ago, Edward still sleeps on the sofa of the house they were originally invited in, instead of simply going into the vacant guest bedroom.

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* ExiledToTheCouch: A different variation. Even though everyone in Graavik appears to have vanished long ago, Edward still sleeps on the sofa of the house they were originally invited in, instead of simply going into the vacant guest bedroom.bedroom, because he feels it be very impolite to do without permission.

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