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** A white crow with a crown mirrors Ida's movements when she descends into the depths of the valley, [[spoiler:a hint at her true form]].


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A sequel, ''Monument Valley 2'', was released on June 5, 2017.

Due to the short nature of the story, there may be spoilers below for both games.

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A sequel, ''Monument ''[[VideoGame/MonumentValley2 Monument Valley 2'', 2]]'', was released on June 5, 2017.

Due to the short nature of the story, there may be spoilers below for both games.
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* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game and "Forgotten Shores" DLC. She wore red in the "Ida's (RED) Dream" DLC, when it was released to promote [=AIDS=] awareness.

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!!Monument Valley 2 provides examples of:
* AlienGeometries: It's set in the same place as the original game.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The main characters of this one are a woman named Ro and her daughter.
* TheFaceless: Ro and her daughter, just like Ida from the first game.
* GravityScrew: Same as before. Monument Valley has weird gravity.
* GreyRainofDepression: No actual rain is involved, but the monotone gray of the opening of level 7 has a similar effect.
* LivingStatue: A new Totem shows up - this one is blue and pink, where Ida's Totem was yellow and blue.
* PerspectiveMagic: Same as in the original.
* RecursiveReality: Level 9. We see several segments before gameplay starts, and progress consists of getting farther in.

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* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game and "Forgotten Shores" DLC. She wore red in the "Ida's (RED) Dream" DLC, when it was released to promote [=AIDS=] awareness.

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!!Monument Valley 2 provides examples of:
* AlienGeometries: It's set in the same place as the original game.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The main characters of this one are a woman named Ro and her daughter.
* TheFaceless: Ro and her daughter, just like Ida from the first game.
* GravityScrew: Same as before. Monument Valley has weird gravity.
* GreyRainofDepression: No actual rain is involved, but the monotone gray of the opening of level 7 has a similar effect.
* LivingStatue: A new Totem shows up - this one is blue and pink, where Ida's Totem was yellow and blue.
* PerspectiveMagic: Same as in the original.
* RecursiveReality: Level 9. We see several segments before gameplay starts, and progress consists of getting farther in.
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* TheAtoner: The game begins with a level "In Which Ida Embarks on a Quest for Forgiveness". What she's trying to atone for is gradually revealed as the game progresses. [[spoiler:Ida was once the ruler of a tribe of birds, who stole the Sacred Geometry for herself. Not only did Ida doom an entire civilization, she also cursed her own people to wander through the aforementioned "Monument Valley" for eternity until she repented.]]

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* TheAtoner: The game begins with a level "In Which Ida Embarks on a Quest for Forgiveness". What she's trying to atone for is gradually revealed as the game progresses. [[spoiler:Ida was once the ruler of a tribe of birds, who stole the Sacred Geometry for herself. Not only did Ida doom an entire civilization, she also cursed her own people to wander through the aforementioned "Monument Valley" for eternity until she repented. Her punishment was to wander around as a faceless human until she put back the Sacred Geometry in their rightful places.]]



* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Need to go up? Go sideways.
* CreepyCrows: To some extent. While the crow people are fairly minor obstacles, they appear to be the only living beings in Monument Valley other than Ida and [[spoiler: Totem]], which is somewhat unnerving on its own.
* {{Determinator}}: Ida's friend, the Totem. [[spoiler: Not even an ocean can deter it from aiding her on her quest.]]

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Thanks to the weird geometrical logic of the place, anything is possible. Need to go up? Go sideways.
* CreepyCrows: To some extent. While the crow people are fairly minor obstacles, they appear to be the only living beings in Monument Valley other than Ida and [[spoiler: [[spoiler:and Totem]], which is somewhat unnerving on its own.
* {{Determinator}}: Ida's friend, the Totem. [[spoiler: Not even being left behind an ocean can deter it from aiding her on her quest.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ida, who is the main protagonist of the game.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ida, who is the main protagonist of the game. [[spoiler:She's later revealed to be a subversion as more of the story is revealed - namely, ''she's'' the reason why the events of the game happened at all.]]



** [[spoiler:If you look at Ida from behind, she looks like a white version of the crows, giving an earlier hint of what her true form might be.]]
** Ida spends the entire game putting things back in each level. [[spoiler:In the past, she stole the Sacred Geometry, killing off an entire civilization and cursing her and her people with IdentityAmnesia, forever wandering the Monument Valley until Ida repented for her crimes and gave back the Sacred Geometry.]]

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** [[spoiler:If you look at Ida from behind, you'll notice that she looks like a white version of the crows, giving an earlier hint of what her true form might be.]]
** Ida spends the entire game putting things back in each level. [[spoiler:In the past, she stole the Sacred Geometry, killing off an entire civilization and cursing her both herself and her own people with IdentityAmnesia, forever wandering the Monument Valley until Ida repented for her crimes and gave back the Sacred Geometry.]]
** Ida, the Totem, and the crows are the only living things in Monument Valley. [[spoiler:That's because the original residents of that area are all dead, presumably thanks to Ida stealing their Sacred Geometry.]]
* {{Forgiveness}}: What Ida is seeking for, implied by the description of one of the beginning levels in the main storyline. [[spoiler:The kicker, as revealed in Level IX, is that no one from the civilization she stole from is left to forgive her for stealing the Sacred Geometry. The least she could do was [[DueToTheDead put a flower at their graves as a form of apology]].
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* WhamShot: In Level IX, Ida traverses a dark cavern located deep underground. [[spoiler:The ending reveals the cavern to be a massive mausoleum in which the people Ida stole the Sacred Geometry from are buried.]]


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* TheFaceless: Ro and her daughter, just like Ida from the first game.


A sequel, ''Monument Valley 2'', was released on June 5, 2017.



A sequel, ''Monument Valley 2'', was released on June 5, 2017.


Due to the short nature of the story, there may be spoilers below.

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Due to the short nature of the story, there may be spoilers below.
below for both games.

A sequel, ''Monument Valley 2'', was released on June 5, 2017.



* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game and "Forgotten Shores" DLC. She wore red in the "Ida's (RED) Dream" DLC, when it was released to promote [=AIDS=] awareness.

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* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game and "Forgotten Shores" DLC. She wore red in the "Ida's (RED) Dream" DLC, when it was released to promote [=AIDS=] awareness.awareness.

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!!Monument Valley 2 provides examples of:
* AlienGeometries: It's set in the same place as the original game.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The main characters of this one are a woman named Ro and her daughter.
* GravityScrew: Same as before. Monument Valley has weird gravity.
* GreyRainofDepression: No actual rain is involved, but the monotone gray of the opening of level 7 has a similar effect.
* LivingStatue: A new Totem shows up - this one is blue and pink, where Ida's Totem was yellow and blue.
* PerspectiveMagic: Same as in the original.
* RecursiveReality: Level 9. We see several segments before gameplay starts, and progress consists of getting farther in.


* HeroicSacrifice: The Totem in ''Forgotten Shores''. In one of the last levels of the expansion, Ida encounters [[spoiler:a crushing rock trap blocking the path. The Totem intercepts it and endures repeated slamming and crushing for long enough to allow Ida to cross, at the cost of being smashed apart and falling into the depths of the chasm.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: The Totem [[spoiler:The Totem]] in ''Forgotten Shores''. In one of the last levels of the expansion, Ida encounters [[spoiler:a crushing rock trap blocking the path. The Totem intercepts it and endures repeated slamming and crushing for long enough to allow Ida to cross, at the cost of being smashed apart and falling into the depths of the chasm.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted in the last level of the DLC, which involves either building a new Totem or rebuilding the old one.
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* ShoutOut: One of the levels in "Forgotten Shores" is a recreation of Creator/MCEscher's "Waterfall".

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* ShoutOut: One Several of the levels in "Forgotten Shores" is a recreation of are directly inspired by Creator/MCEscher's "Waterfall".lithographs. One includes a recreation of "Waterfall"; another mashes up several of his GravityScrew pictures (and borrows several of his distinctive decorative touches, as well as being in grayscale to increase the resemblance to the lithograph prints).


* MonochromaticApparition: The spirits Ida meets are colored light turquoise blue.

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* MonochromaticApparition: MonochromeApparition: The spirits Ida meets are colored light turquoise blue.

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** In the temple where Ida meets the first spirit, some of the architecture resembles a grayscale version of the Totem who shows up later.

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* WhamEpisode: Level IX. [[spoiler:It's revealed that a bird princess stole the Sacred Geometry that Ida has been putting back, presumably dooming an entire civilization to die. [[TomatoInTheMirror The bird princess is Ida herself]]. Ida later [[DueToTheDead puts a flower at the graves of the people she stole from to apologize for her theft]], [[TearJerker but there's no one left to forgive her]].]]


* BagOfHolding: Ida's white conical hat carries several pieces of the Sacred Geometry. [[spoiler:They were stolen by Ida; she's just putting them back.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* TheFaceless: Ida and the spirits are depicted with blank, featureless fronts of their heads, which may or may not be just because the art style is abstract and low on detail.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ida, who is the main protagonist of the game.
* TheFaceless: Ida and the spirits are depicted with blank, featureless fronts of their heads, which may or may not be just because the art style is abstract and low on detail. [[spoiler:It's later justified with Ida; when she stole the Sacred Geometry, she lost her memories of being a bird princess, with her face becoming a blank slate to represent this. She later regains her identity and true face after she repents for her crimes. Also possibly justified with the spirits; as they are long dead, knowledge of who they were was lost over time.]]



** [[spoiler:A spirit asks Ida if she is like the crows and has forgotten her true self as well.]]

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** [[spoiler:A The things the spirits say to Ida become relevant to the game's plot later on. [[spoiler:One spirit asks Ida if she is like the crows who forgot who they were, and has forgotten her true self as well.well. Another spirit calls her "thieving princess".]]



** Ida spends the entire game putting things back in each level. [[spoiler:In the past, she stole the Sacred Geometry, killing off an entire civilization and cursing her and her people with IdentityAmnesia, forever wandering the Monument Valley until Ida repented for her crimes and gave back the Sacred Geometry.]]



* MindScrew: To some extent.

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* MindScrew: To some extent. The game ''is'' based on M.C. Escher's works, after all.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: [[spoiler: In the penultimate level, Ida passes by a mirror, and her reflection is a white bird with a crown.]]
* MonochromaticApparition: The spirits Ida meets are colored light turquoise blue.



* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler: At the end as the Crows are transformed into Birds]]

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* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler: At the end as Ida and the Crows are transformed back into Birds]]Birds.]]



* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: [[spoiler: In the penultimate level, Ida passes by a mirror, and her reflection is a white bird with a crown.]]
* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game.

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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: [[spoiler: In the penultimate level, Ida passes by a mirror, and her reflection is a white bird with a crown.]]
* WomanInWhite: Ida in the main game.game and "Forgotten Shores" DLC. She wore red in the "Ida's (RED) Dream" DLC, when it was released to promote [=AIDS=] awareness.

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* ItAmusedMe: Presumably why [[spoiler:Ida stole the Sacred Geometry in the first place. As a flying bird, she never needed any of it.]]

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