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For over a decade, an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] astronaut has been living solitarily in a small space station located on a planet close to the center of a galaxy. While the astronaut initially enjoyed their solitude, they now primarily experience [[SpaceMadness boredom and depression]]. Now the astronaut's only joy is their vivid dreams during their constant sleep. However, recently the astronaut's lucid dreams have become more disjointed and difficult to control. As our protagonist [[MentalStory continues to sleep and dream]], they realize that they have [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful demons from their past]] that they must come to terms with.

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For over a decade, twelve years, an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] astronaut has been living solitarily in a small space station located on a planet close to the center of a galaxy. While the astronaut initially enjoyed their solitude, they now primarily experience [[SpaceMadness boredom and depression]]. Now the astronaut's only joy is their vivid dreams during their constant sleep. However, recently the astronaut's lucid dreams have become more disjointed and difficult to control. As our protagonist [[MentalStory continues to sleep and dream]], they realize that they have [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful demons from their past]] that they must come to terms with.


* BigBad: Carrie, the [[KnightTemplar “hero”]] of Terra Puritatem who murdered the protagonist’s mother. Or at least, a nightmare that takes her form.



* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: By the villain Carrie, right before the final boss battle with her.]]

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* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: By the villain BigBad Carrie, right before the final boss battle with her.]]



* LightIsNotGood: There are monsters in the church area that resemble priests' heads that can kill you.

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* LightIsNotGood: There are monsters in the church area that resemble priests' heads that can kill you. The [[KnightTemplar alien hunting organization]] [[GratuitousLatin Terra Puritatem]] also seems to be this.



* TheReveal: While the protagonist appears to be a regular human, they are actually an human-alien hybrid. The protagonist and their mother lived happily in the sewers until FantasticRacism made the game's villain murder the full-alien mother.

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* TheReveal: While the protagonist appears to be a regular human, they are actually an human-alien hybrid. The protagonist and their mother lived happily in the sewers until FantasticRacism made the game's villain [[BigBad Carrie]] murder the full-alien mother.


-->--'''Miserere's Protagonist'''

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-->--'''Miserere's [[NoNameGiven nameless]] Protagonist'''


--->'''Protagonist''': ''"I have found that sleeping has become my one and only enjoyable past time. So I sleep. And sleep. And then sleep some more. Occasionally I make a few rounds and check instruments. Then I sleep."''

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--->'''Protagonist''': ''"I -->'''Protagonist:''' ''I have found that sleeping has become my one and only enjoyable past time. So I sleep. And sleep. And then sleep some more. Occasionally I make a few rounds and check instruments. Then I sleep."''''


--->'''Protagonist''': ''"I can't remember the last time I saw another human being....Or actually, I can. The real problem is, I can't remember the last time I saw a REAL human being."''

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--->'''Protagonist''': ''"I -->'''Protagonist:''' ''I can't remember the last time I saw another human being....Or actually, I can. The real problem is, I can't remember the last time I saw a REAL human being."''''



--->'''Protagonist''': ''"There is nothing between me and certain death. I get vertigo just by going close to the edge."''

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--->'''Protagonist''': ''"There -->'''Protagonist:''' ''There is nothing between me and certain death. I get vertigo just by going close to the edge."''''



* JumpScare: The falling corpse in the rusted ship area

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* JumpScare: The falling corpse in the rusted ship areaarea.





* XMeetsY: Some may describe ''Miserere'' as ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''.


* MoodWhiplash: So in their darkest dream yet the protagonist has been uncovering painful memories from their past. They do this while exploring a dark and dilapidated abandoned movie studio which has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXrBe6e0sNM music]] from ''SilentHill3'' playing in the background. The protagonist then finds a conspicuous suitcase. The cheery and surreal world they find within the suitcase looks like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rene_magritte René Magritte]] painting with influences from ''Creator/MontyPython''.

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* MoodWhiplash: So in their darkest dream yet the protagonist has been uncovering painful memories from their past. They do this while exploring a dark and dilapidated abandoned movie studio which has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXrBe6e0sNM music]] from ''SilentHill3'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' playing in the background. The protagonist then finds a conspicuous suitcase. The cheery and surreal world they find within the suitcase looks like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rene_magritte René Magritte]] painting with influences from ''Creator/MontyPython''.


* FanNickname: Players of ''Miserere'' need to have ''some'' way in which to refer to the nameless protagonist! The most common given names for them is "Protagonist", "Main" (this is actually the file name for their sprites), "Nameless", and "Miserere Guy/Girl". "Daniel" has become a decently known name for the 'male headcanon' protagonist


->''"Recently, my dreams have become increasingly hard to control. Is this a sign of my [[GoMadFromTheIsolation deteriorating mental health]]?"''

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->''"Recently, my dreams have become increasingly hard to control. Is this a sign of my [[GoMadFromTheIsolation deteriorating mental health]]?"''health?"''


* RedheadedHero: The protagonist


* CryForTheDevil: In the short story "The Devil Is Just a Tired Human", the Devil is disgusted by humanity's moral vileness after living amongst them and observing them for 500 years. He bemoans how the purpose of his existence was merely to come to this conclusion, and wishes something would change.



* GrotesqueGallery / OurMonstersAreWeird: What else would inhabit the dream world of someone gradually losing their sanity?
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe / RubberForeheadAlien: The protagonist's mother is a beautiful humanoid alien.

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* GrotesqueGallery / OurMonstersAreWeird: What else would inhabit the dream world of someone gradually losing their sanity?
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe / RubberForeheadAlien:
GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The protagonist's mother is a beautiful humanoid alien.



* GuideDangIt / QuicksandBox: This gameplay mostly involves finding an item in one area and then using that item in some other specific area to progress the game. Considering that the dream world is a WideOpenSandBox, this entails ''lots'' of exploration, attention to detail, and trial and error if a player is to abstain from a strategy guide.
** Though interestingly, this game is actually somewhat more forgiving in this aspect than VideoGame/YumeNikki and other fan-sequels, as the areas are slightly more linear, smaller, don't wrap around themselves (meaning there aren't any of the void-like open areas these games are known for), and are connected a bit more coherently.

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* GuideDangIt / QuicksandBox: GuideDangIt: This gameplay mostly involves finding an item in one area and then using that item in some other specific area to progress the game. Considering that the dream world is a WideOpenSandBox, this entails ''lots'' of exploration, attention to detail, and trial and error if a player is to abstain from a strategy guide. \n** Though interestingly, Interestingly, this game is actually somewhat more forgiving in this aspect than VideoGame/YumeNikki and other fan-sequels, as the areas are slightly more linear, smaller, don't wrap around themselves (meaning there aren't any of the void-like open areas these games are known for), and are connected a bit more coherently.



* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Their Head!]]: During one event the protagonist gets their head bloodily slashed off by a yeti.

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* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Their Head!]]: OffWithHisHead: During one event the protagonist gets their head bloodily slashed off by a yeti.


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* OurMonstersAreWeird: What else would inhabit the dream world of someone gradually losing their sanity?


* LonelyPianoPiece: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HCYoEiesg There is one]] in the rusted ship area by BoardsOfCanada, which is fitting since the ship is abandoned and severely dilapidated. The red planet area also has one, which is fitting since this area is very dark with a lonesome atmosphere.

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* LonelyPianoPiece: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HCYoEiesg There is one]] in the rusted ship area by BoardsOfCanada, Music/BoardsOfCanada, which is fitting since the ship is abandoned and severely dilapidated. The red planet area also has one, which is fitting since this area is very dark with a lonesome atmosphere.



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* XMeetsY: Some may describe ''Miserere'' as ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' meets ''{{Myst}}''.

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* XMeetsY: Some may describe ''Miserere'' as ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' meets ''{{Myst}}''.''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''.


* AmbiguousGender: From their sprite's androgynous appearance, the protagonist may either be a male with shoulder-length hair or a female in unisex clothing. The fact that the protagonist [[NoNameGiven never reveals their name]] doesn't help to clarify this mystery. He could be something else entirely, considering he's/she's half-alien.

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* AmbiguousGender: From their sprite's androgynous appearance, the protagonist may either be a male with shoulder-length hair or a female in unisex clothing. The fact that the protagonist [[NoNameGiven never reveals their name]] doesn't help to clarify this mystery. He They could be something else entirely, considering he's/she's they are half-alien.


* SceneryGorn: Many of the game's areas are very reminiscent of those in ''SilentHill'', being severely dilapidated and covered with blood and rust.

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* SceneryGorn: Many of the game's areas are very reminiscent of those in ''SilentHill'', ''Franchise/SilentHill'', being severely dilapidated and covered with blood and rust.



** '''Hak''': [[CalvinAndHobbes "Reality continues to ruin my life."]]
** '''Lh'rye''': [[ThroughTheLookingGlass "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."]]

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** '''Hak''': [[CalvinAndHobbes [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes "Reality continues to ruin my life."]]
** '''Lh'rye''': [[ThroughTheLookingGlass [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."]]

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