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''Her Story'' is a FullMotionVideo InteractiveFiction game from Sam Barlow, the creator of ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'', currently available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and [[IOSGames iOS]].

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''Her Story'' is a FullMotionVideo InteractiveFiction game from Sam Barlow, the creator of ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'', currently available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and [[IOSGames [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]].

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* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:Eve, whose metaphorical situation mirrors that of Rapunzel in the story's FairyTaleMotifs, claims she first became aware of the outside world by observing a birthday party, specifically Hannah's across the street. Although this isn't present in the original story, it ''is'' part of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', an adaptation of it.]]

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** One of the first achievements you'll likely get in Steam, as it's in the first few videos by suggested search, pops up for hearing the phrase "Have you ever eaten fennel?" This seems nonsensical, but [[spoiler:the pregnant mother's craving for fennel is what starts the plot of "Rapunzel", the recurring motif of the game.]]

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* MurderBallad: "The Wind and Rain" gets sung by the woman at one point during the interviews.


** There's a clock in the computer's desktop. If you look at it, you find out that the current year of the game is [[spoiler: 2015, while in the interviews it's 1994]].

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** There's a clock in the computer's desktop. If you look at it, you find out that the current year of the game is [[spoiler: 2015, the current year the game is being played in, while in the interviews it's 1994]].


** [[spoiler:Eve is sometimes regarded as Adam's second wife (after Lilith). Eve is also the second person to have been in a relationship with Simon. In addition, Eve is sometimes accused of driving Adam to sin, just like Eve seduced Simon and started an affair with him. Unfortunately, if the twins story is to be believed, Eve also [[spoiler:took Hannah's virginity (or ''innocence'' ) with a hair brush.]]

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** [[spoiler:Eve is sometimes regarded as Adam's second wife (after Lilith). Eve is also the second person to have been in a relationship with Simon. In addition, Eve is sometimes accused of driving Adam to sin, just like Eve seduced Simon and started an affair with him. Unfortunately, if the twins story is to be believed, Eve also [[spoiler:took took Hannah's virginity (or ''innocence'' ) with a hair brush.hairbrush.]]

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* PunBasedTitle: On "history" ("his story").


** [[spoiler:Also, depending on your interpretation of Hannah's backstory, her parents would've either had one daughter unknowingly kidnapped and later secretly living in their house, or raised a mentally-ill child completely oblivious to her illness]].

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** [[spoiler:Also, depending Depending on your interpretation of Hannah's backstory, her [[spoiler:her parents would've either had one daughter unknowingly kidnapped and later secretly living in their house, or raised a mentally-ill child completely oblivious to her illness]].



** Similarly, [[spoiler:since all videos are tagged with the tag "BLANK", the player can just search for "blank" and erase the tagline from all the videos they see. This might not be intentional, however.]]

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** Similarly, [[spoiler:since Since all videos are tagged with the tag "BLANK", the player can just search for "blank" and erase the tagline from all the videos they see. This might not be intentional, however.]]



* ChekhovsSkill

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* TheGhost: Simon. He is constantly discussed and described, but never shows up in the game proper, [[spoiler: because he's dead.]] This counts for every other character mentioned as well, but Simon's case is particularly egregious due to how often he is mentioned.

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* TheGhost: Simon. He is constantly discussed and described, but never shows up in the game proper, [[spoiler: because he's dead.]] dead. This counts for every other character mentioned as well, but Simon's case is particularly egregious due to how often he is mentioned.



** [[spoiler:Eve is sometimes regarded as Adam's second wife (after Lilith). Eve is also the second person to have been in a relationship with Simon. In addition, Eve is sometimes accused of driving Adam to sin, just like Eve seduced Simon and started an affair with him.]]
*** Unfortunately, if the twins story is to be believed Eve also [[spoiler:took Hannah's virginity (or ''innocence'' ) with a hair brush.]]

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** [[spoiler:Eve is sometimes regarded as Adam's second wife (after Lilith). Eve is also the second person to have been in a relationship with Simon. In addition, Eve is sometimes accused of driving Adam to sin, just like Eve seduced Simon and started an affair with him.]]
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Unfortunately, if the twins story is to be believed believed, Eve also [[spoiler:took Hannah's virginity (or ''innocence'' ) with a hair brush.]]



* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The player and the detectives believe they're just here to solve a murder. [[spoiler: In fact, they bear witness to a lengthy story about the twins' deceptions throughout their lives.]]

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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The player and the detectives believe they're just here to solve a murder. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In fact, they bear witness to a lengthy story about the twins' deceptions throughout their lives.]]



* NoEnding: [[spoiler:At some point, a chat box will appear on the screen, with 'SB' (who is never introduced besides the message they leave you on the desktop) asking you if you're done searching and are satisfied with what you've learned. Answering "yes" to both questions will take the game to the credits, and teach you the "ADMIN_RANDOM" command to help you should you choose to continue. However, aside from that, nothing happens even if you manage to view all 271 videos on the database]].
** [[spoiler: Although you do at least learn exactly who is searching the database and why.]]

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* NoEnding: [[spoiler:At some point, a chat box will appear on the screen, with 'SB' (who is never introduced besides the message they leave you on the desktop) asking you if you're done searching and are satisfied with what you've learned. Answering "yes" to both questions will take the game to the credits, and teach you the "ADMIN_RANDOM" command to help you should you choose to continue. However, aside from that, nothing happens even if you manage to view all 271 videos on the database]].
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database.]] Although you do at least learn exactly who is searching the database and why.]]



*** [[spoiler: Except Hannah/Eve BOTH state that it was Hannah who did it, so if she was making up a person wouldn't she blame Eve, the one who didn't exist?]].



* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: The woman speaks like this, since the audience can't hear the detective's voices (this is explained by the detective's questions being in a separate volume of the database that was since damaged by a flood). Even then, it is sometimes averted, particularly when the conversation isn't important to the plot. A prime example of this is during the lie detector test, which is just a handful of clips with nothing but 'yes' and 'no'. The only part that we know about is [[spoiler: Eve being outed as not-Hannah when she fails a question concerning her name]] because the women helpfully repeats what the detective says to her.
** There's another likely explanation for the frequent repeating - [[spoiler: People who are lying often repeat the question they were asked in order to buy time for fabricating an answer. Indeed, most repeats you hear are followed by a lie if not avoided altogether.]]

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* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: The woman speaks like this, since the audience can't hear the detective's voices (this is explained by the detective's questions being in a separate volume of the database that was since damaged by a flood). Even then, it is sometimes averted, particularly when the conversation isn't important to the plot. A prime example of this is during the lie detector test, which is just a handful of clips with nothing but 'yes' and 'no'. The only part that we know about is [[spoiler: Eve being outed as not-Hannah when she fails a question concerning her name]] because the women helpfully repeats what the detective says to her.
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her. There's another likely explanation for the frequent repeating - [[spoiler: People [[spoiler:People who are lying often repeat the question they were asked in order to buy time for fabricating an answer. Indeed, most repeats you hear are followed by a lie if not avoided altogether.]]



* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: [[spoiler: Eve states that Hannah called her immediately after killing Simon and called her "sister" when asking her to come over.]]

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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: [[spoiler: Eve [[spoiler:Eve states that Hannah called her immediately after killing Simon and called her "sister" when asking her to come over.]]

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* IdenticalTwinMistake: The game suggests that the trigger for the murder was [[spoiler: Hannah posing as Eve and Simon falling for the deception, giving her another "unique" mirror to show his love]]. At least that's [[NameDrop her story]].

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* AssholeVictim: Perhaps it's a stretch to call Simon an asshole, but he was happily cheating on his wife, and gifted the other woman with a mirror identical to Hannah's wedding gift.


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* DrivingQuestion: Just who is the woman and what has she done?


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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The detectives conducting the interview are never seen. Supposedly the tapes with footage of them were lost in flood damage. [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard They aren't heard either]], save for the moment where they clap after the 'Dreadful Wind and Rain' song.


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* LonelyPianoPiece: A portion of the soundtrack, especially the mood-setting title theme and credits song.


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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The player and the detectives believe they're just here to solve a murder. [[spoiler: In fact, they bear witness to a lengthy story about the twins' deceptions throughout their lives.]]


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: For those going for OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[spoiler:after "finishing" the game, you are taught the search string "ADMIN_RANDOM" to help you further in finding more videos]]. This is particularly helpful for the lie-detector test videos.
** Similarly, [[spoiler:since all videos are tagged with the tag "BLANK", the player can just search for "blank" and erase the tagline from all the videos they see. This might not be intentional, however.]]

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: AntiFrustrationFeatures:
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For those going for OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[spoiler:after after "finishing" the game, you are taught the search string "ADMIN_RANDOM" command "ADMIN_RANDOM"[[note]]it only works after completing the game[[/note]] to help you further in finding more videos]].videos. It's not even as random as it claims to be, it has a chance, based on how many videos you've seen, to spit out an unseen one. This is particularly helpful for the lie-detector test videos.
** The search attempts to automatically search for plural and singular versions of words, as well as accounting for differences in american and british spelling.
** Similarly, [[spoiler:since all videos are tagged with the tag "BLANK", the player can just search for "blank" and erase the tagline from all the videos they see. This might not be intentional, however.]]

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* GuideDangit: A few clips contain exactly one line, even to the point of being a single word.


* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Eve, who has a tattoo where Hannah doesn't, wears a short sleeved shirt in the beginning of the interrogations. After one of the officers inquires about it, the following interrogation videos all have her in long sleeved shirts, or at least, long enough to cover up the tattoo.]]


* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: [[spoiler:Hannah wears Eve's blonde wig when she goes to confront Simon about his affair with Eve, pretending to be her just long enough for Simon to give her a mirror that was identical to the one he gave Hannah when they first married. [[AxCrazy She doesn't take it well.]]]]

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* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: [[spoiler:Hannah wears [[spoiler:If Eve's story is to be believed, Hannah wore Eve's blonde wig when she goes went to confront Simon about his affair with Eve, pretending to be her just long enough for Simon to give her a mirror that was identical to the one he gave Hannah when they first married. [[AxCrazy She doesn't didn't take it well.]]]]


* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:"Hannah" killed Simon because she was jealous of "Eve" stealing her perfect life together with him]].
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:Eve was supposedly Hannah's twin, kidnapped at birth, and lived across the street from Hannah until she was eight years old. Of course, that might [[UnreliableNarrator all be in her head.]]]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:"Hannah" [[spoiler:According to Eve, Hannah killed Simon because she was jealous of "Eve" Eve stealing her perfect life together with him]].
him. Mostly this trope comes into play the opposite way around however - Eve had clearly been bitter about Hannah seemingly getting everything she wanted, primarily a loving family, pregnancy, and of course Simon himself.]].
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:Eve was supposedly Hannah's twin, kidnapped at birth, and lived across the street from Hannah until she was eight years old. Of course, that might [[UnreliableNarrator all be in her head.]]]]]]

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