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** Getting the "divorce" ending in ''A Wonderful Life'' requires simply ignoring your wife and child to the point where she leaves and takes your son with her. Originally, it was thought you could only get this with Muffy or Nami, until [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44KzW5qI9x4 further experimenting]] proved that Celia too can be divorced if you put absolutely zero effort into both your family and farm work. This includes not shipping or selling ANYTHING, giving Celia gifts she despises, and being rude and cold in general. No divorces have been discovered in ''Another Wonderful Life''.

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** Getting the "divorce" ending in ''A Wonderful Life'' requires simply ignoring your wife and child to the point where she leaves and takes your son with her. Originally, it was thought you could only get this with Muffy or Nami, until [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44KzW5qI9x4 further experimenting]] proved that Celia too can be divorced if you put absolutely zero effort into both your family and farm work. This includes not shipping or selling ANYTHING, giving Celia gifts she despises, and being rude and cold in general. No divorces have been discovered It was also originally thought that you couldn't get divorced in ''Another Wonderful Life''.Life'', but it turns out the requirements are the same there.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** You can try to milk a bull. And it will seemingly approve with a green heart. Made even more obvious because younger bulls, who cannot breed yet, seem confused when you try to "milk" them.
** As the DarkerAndEdgier black sheep of the franchise, it has a lot of mature references when it comes to romance, especially when it comes to Muffy. In Japan Lumina was bumped from fourteen to sixteen for ''Special Edition'' but in the west she was bumped to eighteen due to a ValuesDissonance.
** When you look through your child's bookshelf when they're a teenager, you might find a rather steamy novel.
** When showing your infant son to Muffy she sometimes says this:
--->'''Muffy:''' ''Daddy's always giving you hugs. He's got no time to play with Mommy now...''
** When you use a "miracle potion," what actually happens is one of your bulls (if you don't have one, one is brought to your farm) and one of your cows meet face-to-face. Cut to a shot of the barn roof and some loud mooing, then cut back to both bovines looking ''very'' happy. [[SarcasmMode Subtle.]]
** You enter the Harvest Sprites' house by eating a mushroom. It's possible that they meant to imply that the mushroom shrinks you down enough to fit into the teeny-tiny door, but then you apparently grow back to normal size right away, seeing as the relative size of the Sprites compared to you is unchanged. Some players feel that it's just funnier to interpret the Sprites as the product of a massive 'shroom trip.
** As an adult, Lumina will say "Sometimes you can see animals running around being "lovey-dovey"."



* {{Heaven}}: In the Special Edition, the newly added, endless PlayableEpilogue is titled "Heaven".

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* {{Heaven}}: In the Special Edition, ''Special Edition'', the newly added, endless PlayableEpilogue is titled "Heaven".


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* ParentalBonus:
** If you try to milk a bull, instead of being annoyed (or nothing happening), it responds with a green heart. To make it more obvious, if he is too young to breed he will be confused.
** The "Miracle Portion" in Japan isn't a potion, it's called "Cow's Seed". This game makes it obvious. When you decide to use a "Miracle Potion" a cutscene occurs wherein you are advised to leave the barn (despite being an adult), followed by a sound of loud mooing. The next scene shows both the cow and the bull looking ''very'' happy.
** One of the first lines Muffy tells the male protagonist is that she thinks he is sexy.
** When showing your infant son to Muffy she sometimes says this:
-->'''Muffy''': Daddy's always giving you hugs. He's got no time to play with Mommy now...
** As an adult in spring, Lumina will say "Sometimes you can see animals running around being "lovey-dovey".
** As the DarkerAndEdgier black sheep of the franchise, it has a lot of mature references when it comes to romance, especially when it comes to Muffy.
** When you look through your child's bookshelf when they're a teenager, you might find a rather steamy novel.
** You enter the Harvest Sprites' house by eating a mushroom. It's possible that they meant to imply that the mushroom shrinks you down enough to fit into the teeny-tiny door, but then you apparently grow back to normal size right away, seeing as the relative size of the Sprites compared to you is unchanged. Some players feel that it's just funnier to interpret the Sprites as the product of a massive 'shroom trip.



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* AbortedArc: There's an event in the game you can come across where the sprites lament that the harvest goddess is asleep, but maybe if they find nice things she will wake up one day. It's the only time they ever mention a harvest goddess in this game, and afterwards the topic is never brought up.

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* AbortedArc: There's an event in the game you can come across where the sprites lament that the harvest goddess Harvest Goddess is asleep, but maybe if they find nice things she will wake up one day. It's the only time they ever mention a harvest goddess Harvest Goddess in this game, and afterwards the topic is never brought up.



* RetroUniverse: Has elements of the early 1900s to the 1970s however is set in the 2000s.

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* RetroUniverse: Has The game gas elements of the early 1900s to the 1970s 1970s. however it is set in the 2000s.2000s. It's most noticeable with Chris' family, which has a modern home but dress like it's the '70s at best.



* ShipperOnDeck: Celia is shown to be one in ''Another Wonderful Life'' for you and Marlin. One of his heart scenes has her leave you two alone.

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* ShipperOnDeck: ShipperOnDeck:
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Celia is shown to be one in ''Another Wonderful Life'' for you and Marlin. One of his heart scenes has her leave you two alone.alone.
** In the first chapter of ''A Wonderful Life'', Vesta frequently asks the protagonist if he's visiting their farm to see Celia.


* BrotherSisterIncest: Possible with the cows since the game doesn't keep track of which cows are related.



* CosmeticAward: A lot of gifts are there mainly to show that you have maxed out a character's friendship meter. Romana's cat and Carter's chihuahua are worth less than that, since, in addition to not contributing anything, they eat from your dog's bowl, which means you have to feed the bowl twice or even three times to keep the dog happy.

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* CosmeticAward: A lot of gifts are there mainly to show that you have maxed out a character's friendship meter. Romana's cat and Carter's chihuahua are is worth less than that, since, in addition to not contributing anything, they eat it eats from your dog's bowl, which means you have to feed the bowl twice or even three times as much in order to keep the dog happy.



** One of Nami's heart events requires you to enter the bar when only Muffy, Griffin, and Nami are present. Getting it basically requires stalking Nami around the valley until she enters the bar and then following her in and hoping no one else is in there. Thankfully, in this game the heart events aren't mandatory and you can still marry Nami without having seen this one.

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** One of Nami's heart events requires you to enter the bar when only Muffy, Griffin, and Nami are present. Getting it basically requires stalking Nami around the valley until she enters the bar and then following her in and hoping no one else is in there. This can literally take ''days'' if you're unlucky. Thankfully, in this game the heart events aren't mandatory and you can still marry Nami without having seen this one.



%%* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Rock to the player during ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]''.



* UnkemptBeauty: In the first ''A Wonderful Life'' game Nami has neat smooth hair, but in ''Another'', her hairstyle is shaggier and messier. She typically appears shaggy-haired in later games, though it combed down a bit for the Wii Ware title.

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* UnkemptBeauty: In the first ''A Wonderful Life'' game Nami has neat smooth hair, but in ''Another'', her hairstyle is shaggier and messier. She typically appears shaggy-haired in later games, though it is combed down a bit for the Wii Ware title.


* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: All of the young women in the town still retain their looks when they become old, they just have grey hair and a few wrinkles added. Nami and Muffy in particular age very well.



* ShowWithinAShow: The player can watch television. A romance flick, a detective thriller, a SciFi show, an infomercial, the weather channel, and your daily horoscope can be seen on TV.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nami is distant and stoic at first, but she warms up to you eventually.


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* ShowWithinAShow: The player can watch television. A romance flick, a detective thriller, a SciFi show, an infomercial, the weather channel, and your daily horoscope can be seen on TV.


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* SilverVixen: All of the young women in the town still retain their looks when they become old, they just have grey hair and a few wrinkles added. Nami and Muffy in particular age very well.


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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nami is distant and stoic at first, but she warms up to you eventually.


''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life'' and ''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life'' are two UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (now known as the ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'') series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a [=PS2=] port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

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''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life'' and ''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life'' are two UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (now known as the ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'') series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a [=PS2=] port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.
graphics, a halved framerate, and loading screens when the original had none.


* GlowingFlora: The giant flowers you find in the forest give off a blue light at night, almost like if they're natural lamp posts. Also there are hybrid crops that are shaped like light-bulbs that blink on and off.



* MortonsFork: From the point you max out Celia's hearts, there is nothing you can do that will not cause a rift between you and her family. If you wed Celia, Vesta and Marlin will get angry at you for taking her away from them. If you propose to someone else, Marlin, Vesta, ''and'' Celia will band together and shut you from their lives for breaking the latter's heart ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation though you still can buy crop seeds from them]]). The former option is more positive, since you get Celia and with time can regain Vesta's friendship, but [[CrazyJealousGuy Marlin]] will forever rebuff any attempt at reconciliation.

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* MortonsFork: From the point you max out Celia's hearts, there is nothing you can do that will not cause a rift between you you, Vesta and her family.Marlin. If you wed Celia, Vesta and Marlin will get angry at you for taking her away from them. If you propose to someone else, else after setting her up, Marlin, Vesta, ''and'' Celia will band together and shut you from their lives for breaking the latter's heart ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation though you still can buy crop seeds from them]]). The former option is more positive, since you get Celia and with time can regain Vesta's friendship, but [[CrazyJealousGuy Marlin]] will forever rebuff any attempt at reconciliation.



* SceneryPorn: Forget-Me-Not Valley is positively idyllic.

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* SceneryPorn: Forget-Me-Not Valley is positively idyllic.idyllic, from the beach to the south to the forest with the flower lamps to the north.



** You can see all of a girl's heart events and then marry someone else. Be prepared for said girl to hate you forever. Especially Celia; if you do this to her, she and her family will never forgive you.

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** You can see all of a girl's heart events and then marry someone else. Be prepared for said girl to hate you forever. Especially Celia; if you do this to her, she she, Vesta, and her family Marlin will never forgive you.


''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life'' and ''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life'' are two UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a [=PS2=] port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

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''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life'' and ''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life'' are two UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (now known as the ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'') series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a [=PS2=] port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.



* AgeGapRomance:
** Muffy is a bit older than your character, being in her thirties.
** Your son might grow up to have a crush on Kate, who was around six years or so older, or Lumina, who is so much older[[note]]14-18 years older[[/note]] that in the [=PS2=] version ''you'' could marry her. Your daughter in the [=PS2=] version will also have a crush on Hugh, who is around six to eight years older too.

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* AgeGapRomance:
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AgeGapRomance: Muffy is a bit older than your character, being in her thirties. If she isn't married in versions besides the original, she mentions that dating becomes harder over time and she never does settle down. One boyfriend outright dumped her after he found out she was in her thirties.
** %%** Your son might grow up to have a crush on Kate, who was around six years or so older, or Lumina, who is so much older[[note]]14-18 years older[[/note]] that in the [=PS2=] version ''you'' could marry her. Your daughter in the [=PS2=] version will also have a crush on Hugh, who is around six to eight years older too.


* CosmeticAward: A lot of gifts are there mainly to show that you have maxed out a character's friendship meter. Romana's cat and Carter's chihuahua are worth less than that, since, in addition to not contributing anything, they eat from your dog's bowl, which means you have to feed the bowl twice or even three times to keep the dog happy.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Any crops you plant will remain the same if the story jumps to a few years. If you plant a crop such as a tomato and the game sets off 3 years later, it will look the same at it was 3 years ago. Likewise your animals can live for decades longer than they should and a pregnant cow will remain pregnant even when a timeskip is three or four years later.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: GameplayAndStorySegregation:
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Any crops you plant will remain the same if the story jumps to a few years. If you plant a crop such as a tomato and the game sets off 3 years later, it will look the same at it was 3 years ago. Likewise your animals can live for decades longer than they should and a pregnant cow will remain pregnant even when a timeskip is three or four years later.later.
** Although an aging system exists, elderly characters stay unchanged and are constantly healthy, despite living through decades of the game's story. Romana has a doctor (Dr. Hardy), but, again, she has him from Chapter 1. In fact, Galen, the oldest human character in the game, outlives ''you'', even though he is more than forty years older than you are. The only human who dies other than you is Galen's wife, Nina.



* {{Heaven}}: In the Special Edition, the newly added, endless PlayableEpilogue is titled "Heaven".
* TheHeroDies: Rather shockingly, the player character dies after 10 in-game years and the game ends. Just like that. The Special Edition at least allows you to keep playing afterward.



* MyLocal: The Blue Bar.



* MortonsFork: From the point you max out Celia's hearts, there is nothing you can do that will not cause a rift between you and her family. If you wed Celia, Vesta and Marlin will get angry at you for taking her away from them. If you propose to someone else, Marlin, Vesta, ''and'' Celia will band together and shut you from their lives for breaking the latter's heart ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation though you still can buy crop seeds from them]]). The former option is more positive, since you get Celia and with time can regain Vesta's friendship, but [[CrazyJealousGuy Marlin]] will forever rebuff any attempt at reconciliation.



* TheMourningAfter: Galen, after his wife's death at the end of Chapter 1. For a good part of Chapter 2, he is too busy mourning to bother accepting your gifts.
* MyLocal: The Blue Bar.



* PlayableEpilogue: Special Edition adds "{{Heaven}}" chapter after the credits. All characters revert to their Chapter 4 state and the game will go on forever.



** ''Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life: Special Edition'', which added in an extra love interest (Lumina), changing outfits, and the ability to have a daughter. But at the same time, the graphics got a little ''worse'' due to the original being a UsefulNotes/{{Gamecube}} exclusive, while the special edition was released for the [=PlayStation=] 2. It also got LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading for everything and had lag issues.

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** ''Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life: Special Edition'', which added in an extra love interest (Lumina), changing outfits, and the ability to have a daughter. daughter and sell the goat, two new horse colors, a few extra dialogues, and a PlayableEpilogue. But at the same time, the graphics got a little ''worse'' worse due to the original being a UsefulNotes/{{Gamecube}} exclusive, while the special edition was released for the [=PlayStation=] 2. It also got LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading for everything and had lag issues.

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* AlternativeCalendar: The calender is simplified compared to other ''Harvest Moon'' titles. There are four seasons but only ten days per season.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Normally animals get pretty angry if you try to interact with them too much while they're sleeping, but the horse doesn't care if you hop on its back to ride it while it's asleep. The horse is also much harder to starve or make sick, since it's the only one in the game (although it is still possible).


** Muffy is heavily influenced by Eve from the original game. They're both blonde bartenders in red dresses with troubles (Eve related to her family, Muffy to romance).

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** Muffy is heavily influenced by Eve from the original game. They're both troubled blonde bartenders in red dresses with troubles (Eve related to her family, Muffy to romance).


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* HealthyCountryAir: Marlin is sickly and moved to Forget-me-not Valley because it is better for his health than the city.


** At first glance the games, especially the male one, seems to take place in the early twentieth century. However you have characters like Rock, Gustafa, and Griffin who embody TheSixties, a retro-looking TV, and relatively modern fashions on certain characters. If you watch TV you'll notice references to ''cellphones''. Tim implies airplanes aren't even a thing in the protagonists country. It's worth noting that Mineral Town looks more modern and it's literally just a few miles away.

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** At first glance the games, especially the male one, seems to take place in the early twentieth century. However you have characters like Rock, Gustafa, and Griffin who embody TheSixties, a retro-looking color TV, and relatively modern fashions on certain characters. If you watch TV you'll notice references to ''cellphones''. Tim implies airplanes aren't even a thing in the protagonists country. It's worth noting that Mineral Town looks more modern and it's literally just a few miles away.



* InnocentCohabitation: Despite living in a tent for all of the game, Carter and Flora's relationship [[PlatonicLifePartners is strictly professional]]. Though they've received a RelationshipUpgrade in ''DS''.



* MadScientist: Daryl.

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* MadScientist: Daryl. Residing in his own laboratory and gives you a Seed Maker if you befriend him.



** If you break Celia's heart by seeing all her heart events and then marrying someone else, she and her family will forevermore give you angry messages when you talk to them...but then they'll cheerfully ask you if you want to buy seeds, and if you talk to them enough times their original dialogue can show up as well.

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** If you break Celia's heart by seeing all her heart events and then marrying someone else, she Vesta and her family Marlin will forevermore give you angry messages when you talk to them...but then they'll cheerfully ask you if you want to buy seeds, and if you talk to them enough times their original dialogue can show up as well.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Celia is shown to be one in ''Another Wonderful Life'' for you and Marlin. One of his heart scenes has her leave you two alone.


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* TomboyishPonytail: Pony appears to have one that splits apart in opposite directions. Your daughter in the [=PS2=] version will don one of these too when she's older.


* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Because players aren't asked to slaughter animals for meat (since the subject of eating meat in general is almost entirely avoided throughout the series), the term "Dairy Farmer" is more accurate than "Rancher".

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Because players aren't asked to slaughter animals for meat (since the subject of eating meat in general is almost entirely avoided throughout the series), meat, the term "Dairy Farmer" is more accurate than the career title "Rancher". [[note]] The subject of eating meat is almost entirely avoided throughout the series, anyway. [[/note]]

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