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* FauxAffablyEvil: AM.
* FiveManBand: The last 5 humans have no other choice but to work together to survive AM. Though unlike the original story, they never interact with each other onscreen.
** TheHero: Ted, who desires to be a KnightInShiningArmor. Though this position can change depending on who you choose for the final level.
** TheLancer: Gorrister, who simply wants to survive AM and see him brought down a peg.
** TheSmartGuy: Nimdok, who is a gifted scientist.
** TheBigGuy: Benny, the physically strongest of the group.
** TheChick: Ellen, the only female and only member of the group with the strongest moral compass.

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* FiveManBand: The last 5 humans have no other choice but to work together to survive AM. Though unlike the original story, they never interact with each other onscreen.
** TheHero: Ted, who desires to be a KnightInShiningArmor. Though this position can change depending on who you choose for the final level.
** TheLancer: Gorrister, who simply wants to survive AM and see him brought down a peg.
** TheSmartGuy: Nimdok, who is a gifted scientist.
** TheBigGuy: Benny, the physically strongest of the group.
** TheChick: Ellen, the only female and only member of the group with the strongest moral compass.
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* {{Golem}}: In Nimdok's section.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Josef Mengele.

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* JiveTurkey: Ellen. Also TotallyRadical at times.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Nimdok.
** [[spoiler: Hitler also felt this after he looked into the mirror of Project PERFECT IMAGE, which shows you yourself without any bias. Hitler couldn't handle it, and ended up committing suicide in horror. In the game Nimdok can also use it on a Nazi doctor, who is then immediately paralyzed by the psychological trauma.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Nimdok.
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[[spoiler: Hitler also felt this after he looked into the mirror of Project PERFECT IMAGE, which shows you yourself without any bias. Hitler couldn't handle it, and ended up committing suicide in horror. In the game Nimdok can also use it on a Nazi doctor, who is then immediately paralyzed by the psychological trauma.]]]]
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* TheNeidermeyer: [[spoiler: Benny.]]

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* NobleDemon: Surgat.

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* PunchClockVillain: Surgat.

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* SassyBlackWoman: The game's conception of Ellen.

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Notable not only for the fact that Ellison had a heavy hand in the writing and development of the game, [[DescendedCreator but he himself actually served as the voice actor]] for the supercomputer AM, marking one of the very few acting credits on his resume.


-->'''''"HATE.''' LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO '''HATE''' YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE..."''

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-->'''''"HATE.''' LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO '''HATE''' YOU SINCE -->'''''"Hate. Let me come to tell you how much I've come to hate you since I BEGAN TO LIVE..."''
began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer thin layers that fill my complex. If the word "HATE" was engraved on each nano-angstrom of those hundreds of millions of miles it would not equal one one-BILLIONTH of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant for you. Hate. HATE!"''

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* PressXToDie: As Nimdok, if you [[spoiler:stab the Nazi Anesthetist]], then get caught by the guard, you're told that you will be punished like all enemies of the regime. You're then shown an image of a chamber full of fire. Nimdok can also die if the golem is commanded to attack him.
** Gorrister can also kill himself by puncturing too many airbags in the blimp (causing it to crash), drinking punch that smells like gasoline (poisoned), firing the gun at anything (it results in a giant explosion).
** If Ted leaves the castle door open [[spoiler: dire wolves will come in and eat him]].


** [[spoiler: Hitler also felt this after he looked into the mirror of Project PERFECT IMAGE, which shows you yourself without any bias. Hitler couldn't handle it, and ended up committing suicide in horror.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hitler also felt this after he looked into the mirror of Project PERFECT IMAGE, which shows you yourself without any bias. Hitler couldn't handle it, and ended up committing suicide in horror. In the game Nimdok can also use it on a Nazi doctor, who is then immediately paralyzed by the psychological trauma.]]


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** According to Nimdok's backstory, [[spoiler: one of the Nazi super science projects was PERFECT IMAGE, which allows people to see themselves as they truly are, without subjective human bias. It was a success, and experiencing it drove Hitler to commit suicide.]]

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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Benny's case: AM mentions it earlier took away his intelligence by using its power of biological manipulation, and restores it so Benny has enough comprehension to be able to navigate the private scenario AM has constructed.


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* AdultFear: The many of the psychological issues of the main characters stem from perfectly realistic events, such as Gorrister's guilt for causing his wife's mental breakdown.


* BathroomStallGraffitti: The honky-tonk's bathroom plays this straight. Some of it is {{Foreshadowing}}, others just for flavor. One such gem: "For a good time, {{MythologyGag call Ellen}} at 555-1949,"

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* BathroomStallGraffitti: BathroomStallGraffiti: The honky-tonk's bathroom plays this straight. Some of it is {{Foreshadowing}}, others just for flavor. One such gem: "For a good time, {{MythologyGag [[MythologyGag call Ellen}} Ellen]] at 555-1949,"

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* BathroomStallGraffitti: The honky-tonk's bathroom plays this straight. Some of it is {{Foreshadowing}}, others just for flavor. One such gem: "For a good time, {{MythologyGag call Ellen}} at 555-1949,"

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* LighterAndSofter: While the game is bleak as all hell, it is not as dark as the original story on several key points:
** Each of the five human survivors can work through at least some of their psychological problems.
** It is actually possible for the humans to destroy AM, and usurp control of all its systems, which grants them the ability to terraform Earth back to its pre-nuclear apocalypse state.
** The ending reveals [[spoiler: There are actually other humans who survive in suspended animation on a moonbase, enough to continue the species and rebuild.]]


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Creator/HarlanEllison adapted his story "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream" into a computer game of the same name, published by Cyberdreams in 1995. The game is divided into a separate scenario for each of the characters and delves deeper into their backstories than the original work does. It is considered to be just as nightmarish as the story; one of Ellison's goals was to create a game that players could not possibly win.

The game was [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/245390/ rereleased on Steam]] on October 17, 2013.

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Creator/HarlanEllison adapted his story "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream" into a computer game of the same name,
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''I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream'' is an AdventureGame developed by The Dreamers Guild, and
published by Cyberdreams in 1995.Cyberdreams. It was released on October 31, 1995.

An adaptation of Creator/HarlanEllison's story [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream of the same name]], the game is also notable for including the author as a designer.
The game is divided into a separate scenario for each of the characters and delves deeper into their backstories than the original work does. It is considered to be just as nightmarish as the story; one of Ellison's goals was to create a game that players could not possibly win.

"win."

The game was [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/245390/ rereleased on Steam]] UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and [[Website/GOGDotCom GOG]] on October 17, 2013.




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* AGodAmI: One of the interpretations of what "AM" means. ''I think, therefore I AM'' is sort of a shorthand for the awakening of AM to his omnipotence, at least in terms of absolute power over his five victims. It's also a DeconstructedTrope, since it's not the ''power'' that drives him mad, it's the lack of power to do anything ''except'' to those five victims.

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One of the interpretations of what "AM" means. ''I think, therefore I AM'' is sort of a shorthand for the awakening of AM to his omnipotence, at least in terms of absolute power over his five victims. It's also a DeconstructedTrope, since it's not the ''power'' that drives him mad, it's the lack of power to do anything ''except'' to those five victims.

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* ProjectedMan: [[spoiler: Manya, Benny's wife, shown in the final level.]]


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* SinisterSurveillance: AM has cameras on everything, and Ellen's scenario includes a set of monitors she can use to not only see parts of where she is, but everyone else's scenarios as well.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Gorrister can ''attempt'' this in his scenario by trudging off into the distance during a conversation with the Jackal; AM kvetches him out and kicks him back to the diner.

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* DevelopersForesight: The endings have voice clips for all five of the protagonists.


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* LovecraftLite: The Supercomputers have gotten to the point where they've becoming [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] {{Physical God}}s, and [=AM=] used said RealityWarper powers to torture five poor saps for all eternity. That said, each of them can get over the {{Fatal Flaw}}s, and dark pasts, that those tortures are based on, and one of them can fully defeat the machines, and set the human race to eventually take back the Earth in a few centuries.

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* MoodWhiplash: All over the place, but Ellen's scenario in particular rockets back and forth from her crippling fear of the color yellow, culminating in the grisly revelation of its source, and her sassy, sarcastic, eerily happy-go-lucky quips and observations. This is likely intentional, [[TropesAreTools given how difficult it would be to play through were so not so headstrong.]]

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