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** The dog at the fire house can't be killed. Ironically, neither can the cats at the meat plant, despite a clearly mutilated cat in plain sight and the butcher admitting that he sells cat meat.

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** The dog at the fire house can't be killed. Ironically, neither can the cats at the meat plant, despite a clearly mutilated cat in plain sight and the butcher admitting it being ''very'' obvious that he sells cat meat.Pat butchers cats.


** The dog at the fire house can't be killed. Ironically, neither can the cats at the slaughterhouse, despite a clearly mutilated cat in plain sight and the butcher admitting that he sells cat meat.

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** The dog at the fire house can't be killed. Ironically, neither can the cats at the slaughterhouse, meat plant, despite a clearly mutilated cat in plain sight and the butcher admitting that he sells cat meat.


** The dog at the fire house and, ironically, the cats at the slaughterhouse can't be killed.

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** The dog at the fire house and, ironically, can't be killed. Ironically, neither can the cats at the slaughterhouse can't be killed.slaughterhouse, despite a clearly mutilated cat in plain sight and the butcher admitting that he sells cat meat.

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** The dog at the fire house and, ironically, the cats at the slaughterhouse can't be killed.


* InsaneTrollLogic: When the Sheriff is called into [[spoiler: Stephanie's fake corpse, which is just a bloodstained skull and spinal cord]], he declares it death by natural causes.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: InsaneTrollLogic:
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When the Sheriff is called into [[spoiler: Stephanie's fake corpse, which is just a bloodstained skull and spinal cord]], he declares it death by natural causes.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: When the Sheriff is called into [[spoiler: Stephanie's fake corpse, which is just a bloodstained skull and spinal cord]], he declares it death by natural causes.
--> '''Sheriff''': Can't live without a spinal cord, Steve. Ain't nuthin unnatural about that.
** Steve's Mom's reasoning for continuously baking cookies days before the bake sale counts as well.
---> '''Mom''': Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today!
---> '''Steve''': But they'll be stale by then...
---> '''Mom''': That's why I'm throwing them away.
---> '''Steve''': And then cooking more?
---> '''Mom''': To replace the ones I throw out.
---> '''Steve''': Why?
---> '''Mom''': Well I ''have'' to! No one's gonna pay to eat stale cookies out of the garbage can!
---> '''Steve''': But you expect ''me'' to...
---> '''Mom''': Of course not, Steve. I wouldn't charge you. I'm your mother. Help yourself.


A graphical point-and-click adventure game, released in 1996.

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A graphical point-and-click adventure game, AdventureGame, released in 1996.



On April 4, 2014, Harvester was rereleased on Steam for PC and Linux.

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On April 4, 2014, Harvester was rereleased re-released on Steam for PC and Linux.


* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The programmers behind the MurderSimulator that is Harvest.]]


* ButThouMust: You will join the Lodge, whether you like it or not. Oh, and you will commit crime after crime, all because some guy in front of a door keeps telling you to. Failure to do so ends in [[spoiler:the Lodge coming for ''your blood'' in the "blood drive." Even if you get and do everything you need to become a Lodge member, but go home instead of to the Lodge on the final day, Steve is forced to [[DeadlyEuphemism donate blood.]]

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* ButThouMust: You will join the Lodge, whether you like it or not. Oh, and you will commit crime after crime, all because some guy in front of a door keeps telling you to. Failure to do so ends in [[spoiler:the Lodge coming for ''your blood'' in the "blood drive." Even if you get and do everything you need to become a Lodge member, but go home instead of to the Lodge on the final day, Steve is forced to [[DeadlyEuphemism donate blood.]]]]]]



* NoOSHACompliance: Parodied. When Steve asks Colonel Monroe if he had any failsafes on the missiles, he replies with, "This TheFifties! There are no failsafes!" Indeed, the BigRedButton is right under his torso where it can easily be pressed by accident.



* RedScare: Being that the setting is a satirical version of TheFifties, the people of Harvest are very quick to accuse people of being DirtyCommunists.



** There's also a way to blackmail the sheriff, which results in a GetOutOfJailFreeCard, which allows you to get away with killing a single NPC who isn't essential to the plot.

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** There's also a way to blackmail the sheriff, which results in a GetOutOfJailFreeCard, which allows you to get away with killing a single NPC [=NPC=] who isn't essential to the plot.


* AllThereInTheManual: WordOfGod says that Mr. Pottsdam puts Stephanie's tampons in the toilet as a sort of symbolic denial. He hates that Stephanie isn't his "little girl" anymore, and he rejects that symbol of her womanhood. That's never seen in the game, however.
* AmnesiacHero



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The good ending. Steve and Stephanie choose to live a happy life together in the simulator until their deaths.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The good ending. Steve and Stephanie choose to live a happy life together in the simulator until their deaths.]]



* ButThouMust: You will join the Lodge, whether you like it or not. Oh, and you will commit crime after crime, all because some guy in front of a door keeps telling you to.
** Also Option B seems to be that the Lodge will come for ''your blood'' in the Blood Drive, if you're not a member.
** Confirmed. If you get and do everything you need to become a Lodge member, and go home instead of to the Lodge on the final day, the day ends and Steve is forced to [[DeadlyEuphemism donate blood.]]

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* ButThouMust: You will join the Lodge, whether you like it or not. Oh, and you will commit crime after crime, all because some guy in front of a door keeps telling you to.
** Also Option B seems
to. Failure to be that the do so ends in [[spoiler:the Lodge will come coming for ''your blood'' in the Blood Drive, "blood drive." Even if you're not a member.
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you get and do everything you need to become a Lodge member, and but go home instead of to the Lodge on the final day, the day ends and Steve is forced to [[DeadlyEuphemism donate blood.]]



* CorruptHick: Sherriff Dwayne: Big on pie eating, light on crime fighting. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Unless itís Steve thatís breaking the law.]]

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* CorruptHick: Sherriff Dwayne: Sheriff Dwayne - Big on pie eating, light on crime fighting. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Unless itís Steve thatís breaking the law.]]



* MoodWhiplash: Conversations with [=NPCs=] can go this way when they're talking about the various things Steve has done around town. Try going most of the game without talking to an NPC, then talk to them and see how many times they change moods at the drop of a hat while they're discussing current events. May qualify as FridgeBrilliance, because [[spoiler:with the possible exception of the Sergeant at Arms, they're all imperfect computer simulations and not real people.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: Conversations with [=NPCs=] can go this way when they're talking about the various things Steve has done around town. Try going most of the game without talking to an NPC, [=NPC=], then talk to them and see how many times they change moods at the drop of a hat while they're discussing current events. May qualify as FridgeBrilliance, because [[spoiler:with the possible exception of the Sergeant at Arms, they're all imperfect computer simulations and not real people.]]



** This becomes [[HarsherInHindsight really creepy in hindsight]], as the actor who played the character was eventually arrested for possessing child pornography.



** Steve and Stephanie. [[spoiler: Averted with Steve if you choose the bad ending.]]

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** Steve and Stephanie. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted with Steve if you choose the bad ending.]]



** Marv, Steve's dad, isn't that insane either, [[spoiler: just ''deeply'' traumatized from all the sexual abuse he has endured from his wife.]]

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** Marv, Steve's dad, isn't that insane either, [[spoiler: just [[spoiler:just ''deeply'' traumatized from all the sexual abuse he has endured from his wife.]]



* RealMenEatMeat: Mr. Pottsdam subscribes to this philosophy. [[spoiler:The only reason heís marrying Stephanie off is so he can get a job with Steveís dadís meat plant. When that falls through, he offers Stephanie as a means of joining the Lodge, and tries to kill Steve. In a freezer. Full of meat. Iím sensing a pattern hereÖ]]
* RedHerring: Everything about the Wasp Woman and the military structure, aliens and the nuclear missiles. They seem to have something to do or be relevant, but in fact they do nothing the entire game.

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* RealMenEatMeat: Mr. Pottsdam subscribes to this philosophy. [[spoiler:The only reason heís marrying Stephanie off is so he can get a job with Steveís dadís meat plant. When that falls through, he offers Stephanie as a means of joining the Lodge, and tries to kill Steve. In a freezer. Full of meat. Iím sensing There seems to be a pattern hereÖ]]
* RedHerring: Everything about the Wasp Woman and Woman, the military structure, aliens aliens, and the nuclear missiles. They seem to have something to do or be relevant, but in fact they do nothing the entire game.



* TheReveal: See TomatoInTheMirror below.

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* TheReveal: See TomatoInTheMirror below.[[spoiler:Harvest isn't real. Itís a VR program, shaped to destroy its victimís will in the most efficient way possible.]]



* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: Steve becomes one if you choose the bad ending, and the whole point of the simulation is to turn the player into one.]]

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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: Steve [[spoiler:Steve becomes one if you choose the bad ending, and the whole point of the simulation is to turn the player into one.]]



*** [[spoiler:She's also secretly a ''ludicrously'' violent S and M dom who locks your father in their room and performs horrific sex acts on him. Catching her in the act is enough to make her kill you.]]

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*** [[spoiler:She's also secretly a ''ludicrously'' violent S and M [=S&M=] dom who locks your father in their room and performs horrific sex acts on him. Catching her in the act is enough to make her kill you.]]



** The Lodge is even stranger. [[spoiler:It has a wide variety of video game settings, from WombLevel to dungeon to coliseum. Demonic creatures prowl the hallways, and everyone is trying to kill you just because they can.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Harvest isn't real. Itís a VR program, shaped to destroy its victimís will in the most efficient way possible.]]

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* WorldOfJerkass: There are only a small handful of likable people in Harvest; the rest are insufferable at best, downright evil at worst. [[spoiler:This is deliberate, of course. That way, Steve won't feel bad about killing them.]]

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* VisualPun: Outside of the police station, an officer is filing a fine for a parked Bug. Examining the cop describes him as filing a bug report.

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** However, at the very beginning Steve's mother says [[spoiler: that even Hank would have to donate blood for the Annual Blood Drive]], so it's safe to say that this trope does get subverted off-screen for Steve's little brother in at least one of Game Overs.


* TheEndingChangesEverything: The ending makes sense of a whole lot of weird stuff in Harvest: [[spoiler:it's all virtual reality designed to to create the ultimate SerialKiller.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The ending makes sense of a whole lot of weird stuff in Harvest: [[spoiler:it's all virtual reality designed to to create the ultimate SerialKiller.]]


-->'''[[LetsPlay/DIabetus Diabetus]]:''' Is this ''TheTrumanShow'' now?

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-->'''[[LetsPlay/DIabetus Diabetus]]:''' Is this ''TheTrumanShow'' ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' now?

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