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* NoCanonForTheWicked: This is the first of the games where the canon ending is the best one. Both Mio and Miku have their canon ending be the bittersweet (normal and Crimson Butterfly respectively). However, as Mio appears in the fifth game, the good ending of number 3 is officially canon.


''Fatal Frame III: The Tormented'' is the third entry of [[VideoGame/FatalFrame the survival horror series]] created by Creator/{{Tecmo}}.

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''Fatal Frame III: The Tormented'' is the third entry of [[VideoGame/FatalFrame the survival horror series]] ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' SurvivalHorror series created by Creator/{{Tecmo}}.


* CatapultNightmare: Rei awakens from the night spent in the Manor of Sleep this way. It serves as a mechanic to show that the 'Hour' of the game has been completed, and the game is progressing. The cutscene also shows the advancement of her Holly Tattoo.

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* CatapultNightmare: Rei awakens from the night spent in the Manor of Sleep this way. It serves as a mechanic to show that the 'Hour' "Hour" of the game has been completed, and the game is progressing. The cutscene also shows the advancement of her Holly Tattoo.Tattoo.
* CatScare: After having a dream about a ghost encounter in the attic, the protagonist can go downstairs and open a closet, at which point Miku's cat will leap out.



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* RealityEnsues: This game shows the aftermath of what happened to Mio after the events of Fatal Frame 2. Mio is left racked with guilt over the death of Mayu, and the police are looking to question her about Mayu's disappearance. Turns out that defeating the final boss and laying a town to rest doesn't mean mental trauma will automatically disappear. When Kei locates Mio in the dream she's still agonizing over Mayu's death.


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* ShoutOut: Rei encounters a ghost [[Film/TheGrudge in her attice, accessed via the roof of her closet]].

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* ShoutOut: Rei encounters a ghost [[Film/TheGrudge in her attice, attic, accessed via the roof of her closet]].


** [[GoldenEnding Alternate Ending]]: Only available on New Game Plus. Comlpete the game on any difficulty, but the player must have found the Echo Stone Earring while playing as Kei. The events of the ending are the same, except [[spoiler:that Kei never died when Reika confronted him in the Chamber of Thorns. He survives and awakens, with the credits showing that Mio has also survived]]. According to official reading material, this is the canon ending and makes this one of the rare games that end on a happy note.

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** [[GoldenEnding Alternate Ending]]: Only available on New Game Plus. Comlpete Complete the game on any difficulty, but the player must have found the Echo Stone Earring while playing as Kei. The events of the ending are the same, except [[spoiler:that Kei never died when Reika confronted him in the Chamber of Thorns. He survives and awakens, with the credits showing that Mio has also survived]]. According to official reading material, this is the canon ending and makes this one of the rare games that end on a happy note.

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* MythologyGag: One of the unlocked costumes for Miku is her outfit from the [[VideoGame/FatalFrameI first]] game. But it's based on the original look, which made it abundantly clear that it's a highschool uniform, and not the altered appearance that most Western players were used to.


* FromNobodyToNightmare: Reika got adopted into the Kuze household and became a priestess after her family died. When the Holly Tattoo entered her eyes, she unleashed the horrors of the Rift upon the mansion, and traps anyone longing for their deceased loved ones into the Manor of Sleep.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Reika was an average woman living in a village, and got adopted into the Kuze household and became a priestess after her family died. When She was chosen to become a Tattoo Priestess, but when the Holly Tattoo entered her eyes, she unleashed the horrors of the Rift upon the mansion, and traps anyone longing for their deceased loved ones into the Manor of Sleep.


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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every chapter is called an 'Hour'.


''Fatal Frame III: The Tormented'' (known in Japan as ''Zero: The Voice of the Tattoo'') is a SurvivalHorror game by Creator/{{Tecmo}} released in 2005 on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. It is the third entry in the ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' franchise.

Rei Kurosawa, an amateur photographer, mourns the death of her fiance, Yuu Asou, who was killed in a car accident caused by her reckless driving. During a photograph assignment at the Kuze Manor, she discovers an image of him in one of her photos. Afterwards, she begins to dream of following him in the mansion, where she is touched by a tattooed ghost, causing her to gain the same tattoo when she wakes up. As Rei continues to dream about the mansion, the tattoo spreads and she starts seeing ghosts around her house, learning that she has become trapped in the manor.

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''Fatal Frame III: The Tormented'' (known in Japan as ''Zero: The Voice of the Tattoo'') is a SurvivalHorror game by Creator/{{Tecmo}} released in 2005 on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. It is the third entry in of [[VideoGame/FatalFrame the ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' franchise.

survival horror series]] created by Creator/{{Tecmo}}.

Rei Kurosawa, an amateur photographer, mourns the death of her fiance, Yuu Asou, who Kurosawa was killed in on a car accident caused by her reckless driving. During a photograph photography assignment at the Kuze Manor, she discovers and noticed that an image of him her dead fiancé was caught in one of her photos. Afterwards, While confused and still grieving over his death, she begins to dream of following him in into a large mansion. Inside the mansion, where she is gets touched by a tattooed ghost, causing her to gain the same ghost and notices that a blue tattoo when she wakes up. As Rei continues to dream about has appeared there in the mansion, real world.

Every night has her dreaming of that mansion again, desperately trying to find her way around in it and running after her dead fiancé's spirit, wanting to be reunited with him. But
the tattoo spreads further over her body after every night, and she starts seeing ghosts around has her house, learning assistant, Miku Hinasaki, investigate rumors about the so-called Tattoo Curse.

Rei realizes
that she has become is trapped in inside that mansion, just like every other person that ends up subjected to the manor.
Tattoo Curse. This includes Miku Hinasaki and Kei Amakura, a friend of her fiancé's, whose dreams she can sometimes experience alongside them.

The game was released on the [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2 [=PS2=]]] in 2005.



!!This game provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: During certain chapters, you get to play as Miku and Kei as you explore the mansion.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Any breaking of ''any'' part of the Kuze Code results in death.
* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Zero 3 Comic Anthology'' is considered canon. It includes the background of some patients; priestesses and the twins that help out Kei in the game. It also spoofs it by including various bonus parody stories.
* BilingualBonus: Zero can be translated as Rei, with one of its meaning being Ghost.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Rei meets Yuu one more time before he moves on after she defeats Reika.]]
* CatapultNightmare: ''Fatal Frame III'' gives one to Rei for every completed 'Hour' of the game. It serves as a game mechanic to show that the episode is completed and the game is progressing. The scene also shows the advancement of Rei's Holly tattoo.
* ContinuityNod: The first two games have no connection with each other, beyond the Camera Obscura and the character of Yae, who is the first main character's great-grandmother and an important character in the second game, but both are frequently referenced in the third game, since Miku is playable in ''Fatal Frame III'' and Kei is the uncle of the second game's protagonists and was best friends with Miku's older brother, Mafuyu.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The entire ritual involves getting painful tattoos over the entire body while listening to horrid stories, followed by being staked alive and then left alone to "sleep".
* CuteGhostGirl: Amane Kuze is a ghost girl who is friendly and sweet.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: The game establishes that [[spoiler:Mafuyu staying with Kirie]] and [[spoiler:Mio killing Mayu]] are the canon endings for ''Fatal Frame'' and ''Fatal Frame II''.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''Fatal Frame III'' mapped the camera button to Triangle, rather than the usual Square button. And since it was a [=PS2=] exclusive game, there's no helping you at all.
* DeathSeeker: Rei feels extremely guilty for being alive when Yuu is dead.
* DespairEventHorizon: Rei falls into a depressed state [[spoiler:Miku falls into a coma-like state]].
* DownerBeginning: The game starts with Rei crawling out of her wreck of a car and seeing her fiancee's dead body as the result of a car accident. [[TraumaCongaLine That's before the Tattoo Curse comes into play.]]
* TheDragon: Yashuu Kuze, the matriarchal leader of the Kuze shrine, does her best to block the way to the Abyss and the Chamber of Thorns. The Master Builders were this to her, when they were still alive.
* DrivenToSuicide: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:when Rei sees Yuu in the Abyss, she chases him and begs him to let her come along with him. He convinces her to stay alive.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you want a happy ending, you must obtain an OrphansPlotTrinket for one of the player characters in NewGamePlus.
* EnfantTerrible: The three Handmaidens tend to relish in their cruel duties.
* EyeScream: The Engravers have their own eyes gouged out.
* FriendsRentControl: Rei's home is huge. It has 3 stories, 3 bedrooms and work rooms and is at least 2.000 square feet large. A young academic and a young photographer would not be able to afford that in a low-cost area of America, much less likely in the legendarily high-priced Japanese housing market.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Reika is an average woman living in a village who just so volunteers to be the next HumanSacrifice. [[spoiler:And after Yashuu kills Kaname in front of her, she loses it and causes the entire village to be swarmed in a hellish landscape.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: The BigBad is completely topless. However, she is covered in tattoos and out of focus, so there is nothing naughty to see. Seeing her is still terrifying.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: Rei and Miku have a stronger Sixth Sense, while Kei has the strength to move this [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence dresser]] out of the way.
* GoldenEnding: Completing an optional sidequest available on the second playthrough will allow [[spoiler:Kei and Mio]] to survive.
* HauntedHouse: The Manor of Sleep is quiet, but it's also crawling with ghosts and vengeful spirits.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miku is Rei's assistant and they live in the same house.
* HumanSacrifice: Many of the ghosts that appear in the game were used as human sacrifices to appease the gods, with Reika being the most prominent and the one to seal the {{Hellgate}.
* IronicNurseryRhyme: The Handmaidens' song talks about the impalement and continued torture of the Tattooed Priestess. [[spoiler:It also includes a more melancholic, serene phrase of sending the priestess onward and ease her pain, though it was mostly lost through time.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: The reason for the ritual and the tattoos is [[spoiler:so the priestess takes on the pain of ''others'' so ''they'' don't have to feel it anymore]].
* ItsAllMyFault: Rei blames herself for her fiancé's death, because she was behind the wheel when the car accident occurs.
* MadnessMantra: "If only I had died too. If only I had died too! It's not my fault that I'm the only one who survived! I should have been taken. I didn't survive because I wanted to! I-I had no choice. I didn't survive because I wanted to,I had no choice. So if I had died with everyone else, yes! Yes! If I had died with everyone else I would, I would-"
* MalevolentArchitecture: The Kuze Manor purposefully has an unusual layout that puzzled those who investigated the ruins.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: During certain chapters, you get to play as Miku and Kei as you explore
!! Fatal Frame III contains the mansion.
following Tropes

* AllCrimesAreEqual: Any breaking of ''any'' Breaking any part of the Kuze Code results in death.
* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Zero 3 Comic Anthology'' is considered canon. It canon, and includes the background information of some patients; priestesses patients, priestesses, and the twins that help out Kei in the game. It also spoofs it itself by including various bonus parody stories.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Certain parts of the game has the player control Miku or Kei.
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BilingualBonus: Zero ''Zero'' can be translated read as Rei, with one of its meaning being Ghost.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Rei meets [[spoiler:Reika and Kaname are sent onward, with the spirits of the other deceased moving on, too. Rei and Yuu get one more time before final moment together at the Rift, but Yuu cannot come back to life and he moves insists that Rei continue to live on. Rei and Miku, and Kei in the Good Ending, learn to keep on after she defeats Reika.living, despite their painful losses.]]
* CatapultNightmare: ''Fatal Frame III'' gives one to Rei for every completed 'Hour' of awakens from the game. night spent in the Manor of Sleep this way. It serves as a game mechanic to show that the episode is completed 'Hour' of the game has been completed, and the game is progressing. The scene cutscene also shows the advancement of Rei's her Holly tattoo.
Tattoo.
* ContinuityNod: The first two games have no connection with each other, beyond This game connects the Camera Obscura and previous games, as the character of Yae, who is the first main character's great-grandmother and an important character in the second game, but both are frequently referenced in the third game, since Miku is playable in ''Fatal Frame III'' characters include the protagonist from the [[VideoGame/FatalFrameI first]] game and Kei is the uncle of the second game's protagonists and was best friends from the [[VideoGame/FatalFrameII second]] game. The events of the previous two games are frequently referenced, with Miku's older brother, Mafuyu.
their sections of the manor including rooms from Himuro mansion and Minakami village, and establishing a running timeline.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: CruelAndUnusualDeath
**
The entire ritual involves getting painful Tattoo Priestess gets her body covered in tattoos over the entire body while listening to horrid stories, followed by being as she takes on more and more pain from other people, until everything is covered up and she cannot take on anymore. Then she gets staked alive in the Chamber of Thorns and then left alone to "sleep".
* CuteGhostGirl: Amane
'sleep'.
** And Tattoo Priestesses that end up failing have their tattooed skin ripped off and left inside the
Kuze Manor to be worshipped, while the priestess' body is a ghost girl who is friendly and sweet.
sent onward.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: The game establishes that [[spoiler:Mafuyu staying with Kirie]] and [[spoiler:Mio killing Mayu]] [[spoiler:Mayu dying]] are made the clear, canon endings ending for ''Fatal Frame'' and ''Fatal Frame II''.
the previous two games, respectively.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''Fatal Frame III'' mapped the The camera button was mapped to Triangle, the Triangle button, rather than the usual Square button. button as it had been done previously. And since it this game was a [=PS2=] exclusive game, there's exclusively released to the [=PS2=], giving the player no helping you at all.
chance to avoid this problem when switching from the other games.
* DeathSeeker: Rei feels extremely guilty for being alive when Yuu is dead.
* DespairEventHorizon: Rei falls into a depressed state [[spoiler:Miku falls into a coma-like state]].
A shared aspect of those afflicted by the Tattoo Curse.
* DownerBeginning: The game starts opens up with a cutscene of Rei crawling out of her wreck of a on the ground after the car accident, and seeing her fiancee's fiancé's dead body as caught under the result wrecked vehicle.
* TheDragon: Yashuu Kuze was the matriarchal leader
of the Kuze shrine and does her best to block the way to the Abyss and the Chamber of Thorns.
* DubNameChange: The Japanese subtitle was ''The Voice of the Tattoo'', but was changed into ''The Tormented'' for the localized version.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: To obtain the Good Ending of the game, the player must manage to find
a car accident. [[TraumaCongaLine That's before certain item on a consecutive playthrough, with very little in-game hints that this item is even available to obtain.
* EnfantTerrible: The three Handmaidens relish in their cruel duties.
* EyeScream: The Engravers had their eyes gouged out and rope threaded through the holes.
* FriendsRentControl: Rei's house has three stories, three bedrooms and work rooms, and is at least 2000 square feet large. A young couple like Rei and Yuu, who were a freelance photographer and academic, respectively, wouldn't be able to afford that in a low-cost area of America, much less in the legendarily high-priced Japanese housing market.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Reika got adopted into the Kuze household and became a priestess after her family died. When the Holly Tattoo entered her eyes, she unleashed the horrors of the Rift upon the mansion, and traps anyone longing for their deceased loved ones into the Manor of Sleep.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: Women like Rei and Miku have a stronger sixth sense, meaning they can inflict more damage with the Camera Obscura. And men like Kei are the only ones that have the physical strength to push [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence a dresser]] out of the way.
* HauntedHouse: The Manor of Sleep, crawling with ghosts and vengeful spirits.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miku and Rei have this relationship.
* HopeSpot: Near the end of the game, Kei arrives and tells Rei that he's found a way to stop
the Tattoo Curse comes into play.for good. [[spoiler:He plans to enter the Chamber of Thorns and stake Reika to the ground. Unfortunately, when he enters the chamber and sees that she's already staked, he realizes his research and attempt were futile.]]
* TheDragon: Yashuu Kuze, the matriarchal leader InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: The dresser cannot be moved by Rei or Miku, leaving them to be incapable of exploring a part of the Kuze shrine, does her best to block mansion until Kei has moved it out of the way to the Abyss and the Chamber of Thorns. The Master Builders were this to her, with his physical strength. There's also a point when they were still alive.
Rei looks at a gap between two roofs and says that she cannot jump it, but Kei can.
* DrivenToSuicide: At IronicNurseryRhyme: The Handmaidens' song talks about the end impalement and continued torture of the game, [[spoiler:when Rei sees Yuu in Tattoo Priestess. [[spoiler:It includes a more melancholic, serene phrase of sending the Abyss, she chases him priestess onwards and begs him to let easing her come along with him. He convinces pain upon completing her duties, though the phrase has been lost to stay alive.time.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you want a happy ending, you must obtain an OrphansPlotTrinket for one of the player characters in NewGamePlus.
* EnfantTerrible: The three Handmaidens tend to relish in their cruel duties.
* EyeScream: The Engravers have their own eyes gouged out.
* FriendsRentControl: Rei's home is huge. It has 3 stories, 3 bedrooms and work rooms and is at least 2.000 square feet large. A young academic and a young photographer would not be able to afford that in a low-cost area of America, much less likely in the legendarily high-priced Japanese housing market.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Reika is an average woman living in a village who just so volunteers to be the next HumanSacrifice. [[spoiler:And after Yashuu kills Kaname in front of her, she loses it and causes the entire village to be swarmed in a hellish landscape.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: The BigBad is completely topless. However, she is covered in tattoos and out of focus, so there is nothing naughty to see. Seeing her is still terrifying.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: Rei and Miku have a stronger Sixth Sense, while Kei has the strength to move this [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence dresser]] out of the way.
* GoldenEnding: Completing an optional sidequest available on the second playthrough will allow [[spoiler:Kei and Mio]] to survive.
* HauntedHouse: The Manor of Sleep is quiet, but it's also crawling with ghosts and vengeful spirits.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Miku is Rei's assistant and they live in the same house.
* HumanSacrifice: Many of the ghosts that appear in the game were used as human sacrifices to appease the gods, with Reika being the most prominent and the one to seal the {{Hellgate}.
* IronicNurseryRhyme: The Handmaidens' song talks about the impalement and continued torture of the Tattooed Priestess. [[spoiler:It also includes a more melancholic, serene phrase of sending the priestess onward and ease her pain, though it was mostly lost through time.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: The reason for the ritual and the rituals of putting tattoos is [[spoiler:so onto the priestess takes priestesses was to have them take on the pain of ''others'' others, so ''they'' don't they wouldn't have to feel it anymore]].
* ItsAllMyFault: Rei blames herself for her fiancé's death, because she was behind the wheel when the car accident occurs.
themselves.
* MadnessMantra: "If Yoshino Takigawa can be heard muttering one.
--> ''"If
only I had died died, too. If only I had died died, too! It's not my fault that I'm the only one who survived! I should have been taken. I didn't survive because I wanted to! I-I had no choice. I didn't survive because I wanted to,I to, I had no choice. So if I had died with everyone else, else... yes! Yes! If I had died with everyone else I would, I would-"
else..."''
* MalevolentArchitecture: The Kuze Manor was purposefully has an unusual built with a layout that puzzled those who investigated investigating it.
* MultipleEndings
** [[BittersweetEnding Normal Ending]]: Complete
the ruins.game on any difficulty. [[spoiler:Rei sends Reika and Kaname onward, and she meets Yuu at the Abyss. He takes on her tattoo and tells her to keep on living. Rei and Miku awaken from their nightmares and are free from the curse, but Kei remains dead and it's implied that Mio has also died from the Tattoo Curse.]]
** [[GoldenEnding Alternate Ending]]: Only available on New Game Plus. Comlpete the game on any difficulty, but the player must have found the Echo Stone Earring while playing as Kei. The events of the ending are the same, except [[spoiler:that Kei never died when Reika confronted him in the Chamber of Thorns. He survives and awakens, with the credits showing that Mio has also survived]]. According to official reading material, this is the canon ending and makes this one of the rare games that end on a happy note.



** The Stroller Grandma will down in one or two shots, but she just as easily can OneHitKill you!
** Yashuu Kuze, the [[EvilMatriarch head of the Kuze Household when she was alive]], is a tough, hostile ghost all player characters must defeat to proceed.
* NeverSleepAgain: As Miku discovers and pens in a research note, at the advanced stage of the Tattoo Curse (1-2 months after the curse begins), its target simply never wakes up, right up until said target [[ShadowDiscretionShot vanish into an ashen outline]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Reika's lover, Kaname [[spoiler:entered the Chamber of Thorns to see her one last time, before she dies from her stake wounds. He wakes Reika up just as Yashuu Kuze sneaks up behind him and kills him for violating the shrine]]. Reika [[SarcasmMode took this well]] and [[spoiler:had the Holly enter her eyes, unleashing the bent-up pain and anger inside of her, dooming the shrine to the Rift]]. Had Kaname stayed away, Reika would simply have died doing her duty as the priestess.
* NostalgiaLevel: The Manor of Sleep is compromised of the new location, but also includes connections to the Himuro and Kurosawa Mansion from the previous games.
* OneHitKill:
** [[NeverMessWithGranny Stroller Grandma]]. It's also her only attack, but fortunately she can be avoided in the Story Mode if you know where to avoid visiting (and when to avoid visiting said area, as you have to go through it early in the story, when she doesn't appear).
** When Reika starts appearing, she can kill Rei or Kei with one touch. During the final boss battle, she can transform the entire environment into a miasmic state temporarily and will kill Rei with one touch if she manages to get near her.

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** Yashuu Kuze ran the Kuze household with an iron fist, and remains one of the toughest ghosts to defeat, often getting in the way of letting the protagonists get close to the Abyss.
** The Stroller Grandma will down in one or two shots, but she just as can easily can OneHitKill you!
** Yashuu Kuze, the [[EvilMatriarch head of the Kuze Household when
OneHitKill, though she was alive]], is also goes down with a tough, hostile ghost all player characters must defeat to proceed.
shot or two.
* NeverSleepAgain: As Miku discovers researches the Tattoo Curse and pens in a research note, at notes that the advanced stage of includes the Tattoo Curse (1-2 months after the curse begins), its target simply never wakes up, right not waking up anymore, until said target [[ShadowDiscretionShot they vanish into an ashen outline]].
outline.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Reika's lover, Kaname [[spoiler:entered wanted to see Reika one last time [[spoiler:and snuck into the Chamber of Thorns to see her one last time, before she dies from her stake wounds. Thorns. He wakes Reika up just as Yashuu Kuze sneaks up from behind him and kills him for violating the shrine]]. shrine's rules]]. Reika [[SarcasmMode took reacted to this well]] and [[spoiler:had by having the Holly enter her eyes, eyes and unleashing the bent-up pain and anger inside of her, dooming Rift upon the shrine to the Rift]]. Had Kaname stayed away, Reika would simply have died doing her duty as the priestess.
manor.
* NostalgiaLevel: The Manor of Sleep is compromised of the new location, but also includes connections to the rooms that connect it with parts of Himuro mansion and Kurosawa Mansion various buildings from the previous games.
Minakami village.
* OneHitKill:
OneHitKill
** [[NeverMessWithGranny Stroller Grandma]]. It's also Grandma has her only attack, but fortunately attack be one, though she only appears in certain locations and can be avoided in avoided, if the Story Mode if you know where to avoid visiting (and when to avoid visiting said area, as you have player knows to go through it early in the story, when those locations early, before she doesn't appear).
appears.
** When Whenever Reika starts appearing, she can kill Rei or Kei with one touch. appears, getting touched by her means a Game Over. Especially bad near the end of the game, when the miasma penetrates the whole mansion and the Blue Candles are required to purify the air temporarily. During the final boss her battle, she can transform has an attack of turning the entire whole environment into a miasmic state temporarily dark and will kill Rei with one touch then lunging towards Rei. This attack is an instant Game Over if she manages to get near her.it connects.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Everyone says this at least once in III, especially [[spoiler:Mio to a dead Mayu and Rei to Miku, when she runs after her brother's spirit]].
* PunnyName: The series' name Project Zero. Zero is another way to say Rei, which is a homophone of Ghost.
* RunOrDie:
** When facing the Kusabi in the [[NostalgiaLevel Minakami Village section of the manor]], you don't technically ''have to'' run (in fact, you can opt to stay and fight every time he's encountered), but it's highly recommended for you to flee (especially the first time Kei encounters him, when his Camera Obscura has no effect against him) -- though, in one occasion, you ''must'' defeat him to progress -- because he's tough to take down and most of the area where he may spawn tends to be narrow hallways that don't work in your favor should you try to fight him.
** Kei starts out in his segment in the third game without a Camera Obscura, so [[StealthBasedMission he must sneak around the Kuze manor and hide in designated spots (hiding is even his in-game special ability)]] until he finds one.
* SchmuckBait: Many ghosts in the series would just stand, or sit there, doing nothing, and never disappear. But get close to them or take a picture of them and they'll re-appear right in your face.[[note]]The Hair Brushing Woman does this to Kei in III[[/note]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Averted with [[spoiler:Yuu's spirit telling Rei that she shouldn't die, but live on and carry him in her memories]].
* ShadowDiscretionShot: People who fall victim to the Tattoo Curse vanish into an ashen outline.
* ShootTheBuilder: The Shrine Carpenters are killed and made into Sacrificial Pillars after their work on the Kuze Manor is done.
* ShoutOut: Rei encounters a StringyhairedGhostGirl [[Film/TheGrudge in her attic, accessed via the roof of the closet]].
* ShowerOfAwkward: Rei notices someone near the bathroom door while she showers, but the "someone" is ''a ghost'', not Miku. Fortunately for her, said ghost doesn't harm or kill her, though the experience still leaves her feeling unnerved by it.
* SpookyPhotographs: Pretty much the core element of the series.
* StringyhairedGhostGirl: The ghosts are based off of onryo.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The normal ending has [[spoiler:Mio]] be claimed by the Tattoo Curse [[spoiler:if the requirements for the sidequest available on the second playthrough aren't met]]. Fortunately, that ending isn't canon.
* SurvivorsGuilt: Rei and Miku are drawn to the Kuze Manor because of survivor's guilt. [[spoiler:Mio feels the same way about Mayu, which is why Kei is drawn to the Kuze Manor as well.]]
* TemptingFate: Rei and Miku's conversation from the prologue:
-->'''Rei''': I'd heard this house was haunted... too bad it's not.
-->'''Miku''': Rumors are just rumors.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Reika spends an eternity facing Kaname's murdered corpse.]] In the end, [[spoiler: Rei sends them off together to the afterlife.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Being the SoleSurvivor of whatever traumatic event(s) that killed their loved ones and left them with SurvivorGuilt, which makes them vulnerable to the Tattooed Curse, resulting in them wandering into a snowy manor in their nightmares, following the specters of their deceased loved ones as they walk deeper and deeper into said manor, while the cursed tattoos spread through their bodies. Some die from this curse.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amane Kuze allowed [[spoiler: Kaname to see Reika despite the latter already having been staked]]. Yashuu Kuze is the sole reason ''anything'' has gone wrong, from [[spoiler: having taken in Reika for the sole purpose of making her the sacrifice over killing Kyouka's lover (which caused her to hide her son who became Kaname) to killing Kaname and Amane]]. While the ritual is necessary, it would most likely have worked if she hadn't done any of the above. In an abstract way, any person who dies and leaves behind a loved one can also count as the latter are at risk for ending up inside the mansion out of grief.
* YankTheDogsChain: Near the end, Kei reassures Rei that [[HopeSpot there may still be hope]] to save them all, as he thinks he's found a way to end the Tattoo Curse for good. [[spoiler:Then Reika kills him in the Chamber of Thorns (or, if you're lucky enough to have completed the sidequest from the second playthrough, she puts him into a deep sleep).]]
* YouAreNotAlone: Rei tells Miku that she's not alone when [[spoiler:when Miku runs after her brother's spirit]].

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Everyone says this at least once in III, especially Said multiple times by various people. [[spoiler:Mio to a dead Mayu and Rei to Miku, when she runs after her brother's spirit]].
* PunnyName: The series' name Project Zero. Zero is another way to say Rei, which is a homophone of Ghost.
* RunOrDie:
** When facing the Kusabi in the [[NostalgiaLevel Minakami Village section of the manor]], you don't technically ''have to'' run (in fact, you can opt to stay and fight every time he's encountered), but it's highly recommended for you to flee (especially the first time Kei encounters him, when his Camera Obscura has no effect against him) -- though, in one occasion, you ''must'' defeat him to progress -- because he's tough to take down and most of the area where he may spawn tends to be narrow hallways that don't work in your favor should you try to fight him.
** Kei starts out in his segment in the third game without a Camera Obscura, so [[StealthBasedMission he must sneak around the Kuze manor and hide in designated spots (hiding is even his in-game special ability)]] until he finds one.
* SchmuckBait: Many ghosts in the series would just stand, or sit there, doing nothing, and never disappear. But get close to them or take a picture of them and they'll re-appear right in your face.[[note]]The Hair Brushing Woman does
says this to Kei in III[[/note]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Averted with [[spoiler:Yuu's
Mayu's spirit telling Rei that she shouldn't die, but live on and carry him in her memories]].
* ShadowDiscretionShot: People who fall victim to
the Tattoo Curse vanish into an ashen outline.
* ShootTheBuilder: The Shrine Carpenters are killed and made into Sacrificial Pillars after their work on the Kuze Manor is done.
* ShoutOut: Rei encounters a StringyhairedGhostGirl [[Film/TheGrudge in her attic, accessed via the roof of the closet]].
* ShowerOfAwkward: Rei notices someone near the bathroom door while she showers, but the "someone" is ''a ghost'', not Miku. Fortunately for her, said ghost doesn't harm or kill her, though the experience still leaves her feeling unnerved by it.
* SpookyPhotographs: Pretty much the core element of the series.
* StringyhairedGhostGirl: The ghosts are based off of onryo.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The normal ending has [[spoiler:Mio]] be claimed by the Tattoo Curse [[spoiler:if the requirements for the sidequest available on the second playthrough aren't met]]. Fortunately, that ending isn't canon.
* SurvivorsGuilt: Rei
mansion and Miku are drawn to Mafuyu's spirit. Rei begs Yuu to not leave her behind at the Kuze Manor because of survivor's guilt. [[spoiler:Mio feels the same way Abyss, and Kei can be heard talking in his sleep about Mayu, which is why Kei is drawn to the Kuze Manor as well.his nieces and best friends, Mafuyu and Yuu, leaving him.]]
* RunOrDie
** Kei initially doesn't have a Camera Obscura, so the player must sneak around the Kuze manor and hide in designated spots, until he finds one and can defend himself against ghosts.
** When The Kusabi appears in the Minakami village section of the game, the player can choose to fight him because he's no longer a OneHitKill as in the previous game, but it's not necessary. There is one short time where the player must run from him, and that's when Kei first meets him because the camera doesn't work on him. But it's sometimes a good idea to defeat The Kusabi, since he tends to spawn in narrow hallways that don't work in the player's favor.
* SchmuckBait: The Hair Brushing Woman can be seen as a silhouette behind a partition wall. Taking a picture of her causes her to spawn practically in front of Kei, and she needs to be defeated.
* SenselessSacrifice: Averted with [[spoiler:Yuu telling Rei that she shouldn't die, but live on]].
* ShadowDiscretionShot: People who die from the Tattoo Curse vanish into an ashen outline.
* ShootTheBuilder: The Carpenters were turned into Sacrificial Pillars after completing work on the Kuze shrine.
* ShoutOut: Rei encounters a ghost [[Film/TheGrudge in her attice, accessed via the roof of her closet]].
* ShowerOfAwkward: Rei notices someone at the bathroom door while she's taking a shower, but it turns out that it's not Miku, as she initially believed, but one of the Engravers. Fortunately, the ghost doesn't harm her, but the experience leaves Rei feeling uneasy.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The normal ending has the Tattoo Curse killing [[spoiler:Mio Amakura]]. Though this ending isn't considered canon, and the character survives in the alternate ending.
* SurvivorsGuilt: The main aspect that brings people into the Manor of Sleep and gets them afflicted with the Tattoo Curse. They have survived while their loved ones didn't, and their guilt and grief over this causes them to eventually dream of the manor, running after the spectral image of their beloved.
* TemptingFate: Rei and Miku's Miku have this conversation from in the prologue:
-->'''Rei''': I'd
opening scene.
--> '''Rei:''' I
heard this house was haunted... too bad it's not.
-->'''Miku''': --> '''Miku:''' Rumors are just rumors.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Reika spends an eternity facing Kaname's murdered corpse.and Kaname.]] They have been lying next to each other in the Chamber of Thorns for a long time, though it wasn't meant to be seen as a positive version. In the end, [[spoiler: ending, Rei sends the two of them off together onward, allowing them to the afterlife.]]
properly rest next to each other.
* TraumaCongaLine: Being Any person afflicted with the SoleSurvivor of whatever Tattoo Curse had a traumatic event(s) experience that killed left them to survive, while their loved ones died. With their grief and left guilt making them with SurvivorGuilt, which makes them vulnerable susceptible to the Tattooed Tattoo Curse, resulting in them they end up wandering into a snowy manor the Manor of Sleep in their nightmares, following nightmares and follow the specters spirits of their deceased loved ones as they walk deeper around, with the tattoo spreading further and deeper into said manor, while the cursed tattoos spread through their bodies. further. Some die from this the curse.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amane Kuze allowed [[spoiler: Kaname [[spoiler:Kaname to see Reika Reika, despite the latter already having been staked]]. Yashuu Kuze is staked in the sole reason ''anything'' has gone wrong, from [[spoiler: having taken in Reika for Chamber of Thorns]]. Letting this happen had the sole purpose of making her the sacrifice over killing Kyouka's lover (which caused her to hide her son who became Kaname) to killing Kaname and Amane]]. While the ritual is necessary, it would most likely have worked if she hadn't done any end result of the above. In an abstract way, any person who dies Holly entering Reika's eyes and leaves behind a loved one can also count as unleashing the latter are at risk for ending up inside Rift upon the mansion out of grief.
manor.
* YankTheDogsChain: Near the end, Kei reassures Rei arrives at Rei's house and informs her that [[HopeSpot there may still be hope]] to save them all, as he thinks he's found a way to end stop the Tattoo Curse for good. [[spoiler:Then Reika kills him in good, which would save them [[spoiler:and allow Miku to wake up again]]. Then Kei enters the Chamber of Thorns (or, if you're lucky enough to have completed in his nightmares and [[spoiler:sees that Reika is already staked, which he thought would be the sidequest from thing to end the second playthrough, she puts him curse. Then he either gets killed by her or put into a deep sleep).]]
sleep]].
* YouAreNotAlone: Rei tells begs Miku that to remember this [[spoiler:as she's not alone when [[spoiler:when Miku runs running after her brother's spirit]].spirit]].

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* NeverSleepAgain: As Miku discovers and pens in a research note, at the advanced stage of the Tattoo Curse (1-2 months after the curse begins), its target simply never wakes up, right up until said target [[ShadowDiscretionShot vanish into an ashen outline]].


* GenderRestrictedAbility: Rei and Miku have a stronger SixthSense, while Kei has the strength to move this [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence dresser]] out of the way.

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* GenderRestrictedAbility: Rei and Miku have a stronger SixthSense, Sixth Sense, while Kei has the strength to move this [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence dresser]] out of the way.



* TraumaCongaLine: Being the Sole Survivor of whatever traumatic event(s) that killed their loved ones and left them with SurvivorGuilt, which makes them vulnerable to the Tattooed Curse, resulting in them wandering into a snowy manor in their nightmares, following the specters of their deceased loved ones as they walk deeper and deeper into said manor, while the cursed tattoos spread through their bodies. Some die from this curse.

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* TraumaCongaLine: Being the Sole Survivor SoleSurvivor of whatever traumatic event(s) that killed their loved ones and left them with SurvivorGuilt, which makes them vulnerable to the Tattooed Curse, resulting in them wandering into a snowy manor in their nightmares, following the specters of their deceased loved ones as they walk deeper and deeper into said manor, while the cursed tattoos spread through their bodies. Some die from this curse.


* FriendsRentControl: Rei's home is huge. It has 3 stories, 3 bedrooms and work rooms and is at least 2.000 square feet large. A young academic and a young photographer would not be able to afford that in a low-cost area of America,mMuch less likely in the legendarily high-priced Japanese housing market.

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* FriendsRentControl: Rei's home is huge. It has 3 stories, 3 bedrooms and work rooms and is at least 2.000 square feet large. A young academic and a young photographer would not be able to afford that in a low-cost area of America,mMuch America, much less likely in the legendarily high-priced Japanese housing market.



** When facing the Kusabi in the [[NostalgiaLevel Minakami Village section of the manor]], you don't technically ''have to'' run (in fact, you can opt to stay and fight every time he's encountered), but it's highly recommended for you to flee (especially the first time Kei encounters him, when his Camera Obscura has no effect against him) -- though, in one occasion, you ''must'' defeat him to progress -- due to the facts that he's tough to take down and most of the area where he may spawn tends to be narrow hallways that don't work in your favor should you try to fight him.

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** When facing the Kusabi in the [[NostalgiaLevel Minakami Village section of the manor]], you don't technically ''have to'' run (in fact, you can opt to stay and fight every time he's encountered), but it's highly recommended for you to flee (especially the first time Kei encounters him, when his Camera Obscura has no effect against him) -- though, in one occasion, you ''must'' defeat him to progress -- due to the facts that because he's tough to take down and most of the area where he may spawn tends to be narrow hallways that don't work in your favor should you try to fight him.



* SchmuckBait:
** Many ghosts in the series would just stand, or sit there, doing nothing, and never disappear. But get close to them or take a picture of them and they'll re-appear right in your face.[[note]]The Hair Brushing Woman does this to Kei in III[[/note]].

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* SchmuckBait:
**
SchmuckBait: Many ghosts in the series would just stand, or sit there, doing nothing, and never disappear. But get close to them or take a picture of them and they'll re-appear right in your face.[[note]]The Hair Brushing Woman does this to Kei in III[[/note]].


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* TraumaCongaLine: Being the Sole Survivor of whatever traumatic event(s) that killed their loved ones and left them with SurvivorGuilt, which makes them vulnerable to the Tattooed Curse, resulting in them wandering into a snowy manor in their nightmares, following the specters of their deceased loved ones as they walk deeper and deeper into said manor, while the cursed tattoos spread through their bodies. Some die from this curse.

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