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* ClassicVillain: Where Nuna and Fox are physically small characters who [[GuileHero accomplish things by their wits]] and by working together, the Manslayer is a big, hulking a man who works alone and depends on brute force. Nuna is also motivated by concern for her community and Fox by his friendship with Nuna, while the Manslayer is motivated by selfish greed.

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* NotAlwaysEvil: The Cultural Insight on the Little People reveals that they are sometimes harmful, sometimes helpful, sometimes just mischievous. The ones you meet in the game all seem to be of the "harmful" kind, unfortunately.


* InHarmonyWithNature: A necessary virtue of a heroic figure in this tradition. Notably, however, Nuna is NOT a FriendToAllLivingThings. She is a skilled hunter, and the natural environment she inhabits is no friend to the unwary.

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* InHarmonyWithNature: A necessary virtue of a heroic figure in this tradition. Notably, however, Nuna is NOT a FriendToAllLivingThings. She is a skilled hunter, and the natural environment she inhabits is no friend to the unwary. The Cultural Insights explain that every living being should be respected and a hunt should ''only'' be for food (with one explaining how a hunter that accidentally killed a mother polar bear was forced by the tribe to then care for the cub).



* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Reserved for little girls and arctic foxes who are swallowed by giant whales made of ice. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the narrator. Also used in most of the Foxtales DLC, where the duo can stay underwater indefinitely while they solve puzzles.

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Reserved for little girls and arctic foxes who are swallowed by giant whales made of ice. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the narrator. Also used in most of the Foxtales DLC, where the duo can stay underwater indefinitely while they solve puzzles.puzzles, here justified by the "brothers" being amazing swimmers.


* BonusMaterial: The Cultural Insights amount to this.


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* FangsAreEvil: Played straight with the Manslayer. He has crocodile-like teeth in his mouth.


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* ForTheEvulz: This the reason why the Manslayer [[spoiler: kills the fox and destroys Nuna's village]].


* GenderFlip: The eponymous protagonist of ''Kunuuksaayuka'' is a man.

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The eponymous protagonist of ''Kunuuksaayuka'' is a man.



* ShownTheirWork: Quite literally, using the Cultural Insights.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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Quite literally, using the Cultural Insights.


* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Arctic Fox]]

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* %%* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Arctic Fox]]



* CameBackStrong: After [[spoiler: being killed by the Manslayer]] the Fox [[spoiler: is reborn as a spirit]].

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* CameBackStrong: After [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being killed by the Manslayer]] the Fox [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is reborn as a spirit]].



* PleaseWakeUp: Nuna does this [[spoiler: after the Manslayer kills the fox. He gets better]].

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* PleaseWakeUp: Nuna does this [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the Manslayer kills the fox. He gets better]].



* WeaponOfChoice: The bolas (Iñupiaq: ''kilauwitawinmium''). They're used primarily to break glassy ice and summon Spirit Helpers.

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* WeaponOfChoice: The bolas (Iñupiaq: ''kilauwitawinmium''). They're used primarily to break glassy ice and summon Spirit Helpers.Helpers.
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* PleaseWakeUp: Nuna does this [[spoiler: after the Manslayer kills the fox. He gets better]].



* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for the bulk of the game, as immersion in icy arctic waters is known to be deadly.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Reserved for little girls and arctic foxes who are swallowed by whales. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the narrator. Also used in most of the Foxtales DLC, where the duo can stay underwater indefinitely while they solve puzzles.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for the bulk of the game, as immersion in icy arctic waters when the air temperature is known to be deadly.
below freezing is quickly fatal.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Reserved for little girls and arctic foxes who are swallowed by whales.giant whales made of ice. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the narrator. Also used in most of the Foxtales DLC, where the duo can stay underwater indefinitely while they solve puzzles.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures:
** If playing as single player, if you make a jump with one partner, the other partner will often make the jump correctly. This is especially useful if you are more used to the nimble fox.
** Fail at a puzzle enough and the game will actually show what you are supposed to do.
** The Manslayer boss fight gives you checkpoints mid-boss fight.


''Never Alone'' is available for PS4, XBoxOne, {{Wii U}}, and PC through Website/GOGDotCom and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. On July 28th, ''Never Alone: Foxtales'' DLC was also added to the game.

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''Never Alone'' is available for PS4, XBoxOne, {{Wii U}}, UsefulNotes/{{PS4}}, UsefulNotes/XBoxOne, UsefulNotes/WiiU, and PC through Website/GOGDotCom and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. On July 28th, ''Never Alone: Foxtales'' DLC was also added to the game.


* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Arctic Fox]]


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*[[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her Arctic Fox]]


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* PluckyGirl: Nuna is a kind and cheerful girl who ventures into the wilderness, by herself, to save her village.


* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for the bulk of the game, as immersion in icy arctic waters is known to be deadly. But subverted by the Whale Spirit chapter, as Nuna and Fox have no trouble swimming in (and staying indefinitely in) waters dozens of feet deep.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for the bulk of the game, as immersion in icy arctic waters is known to be deadly. But subverted by the Whale Spirit chapter, as Nuna and Fox have no trouble swimming in (and staying indefinitely in) waters dozens of feet deep.


* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Immersion in icy arctic waters is known to be deadly.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Immersion Justified]] for the bulk of the game, as immersion in icy arctic waters is known to be deadly.deadly. But subverted by the Whale Spirit chapter, as Nuna and Fox have no trouble swimming in (and staying indefinitely in) waters dozens of feet deep.

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* GameplayAllyImmortality: [[spoiler:The fox, reborn in his spirit form after the Manslayer kills him, cannot be harmed or killed in any way - at least until the Northern Lights spirits show up.]]

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* AlternateContinuity: The ''Foxtales'' DLC is simply an adaptation of another oral tale, without any connection to the main single-player campaign, [[spoiler:which would explain why Fox is still in his animal form]].


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* CoolBoat: The ''umiaq'' (sealskin canoe) Nuna uses in the ''Foxtales'' DLC.


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** Similarly, the ''Foxtales'' DLC is based on the oral tale “The Two Coastal Brothers”, which starred [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin two brothers]] rather than a girl and a fox.


* ActuallyPrettyFunny: At the finale, [[spoiler:the girl ruins the giant's adze before returning it. Yet instead of being enraged, the giant laughs and sends caribou to the village after he leaves. This is because "Give it Back" and "Chip the Blade" is a pun in the source language.]]

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: At the finale, [[spoiler:the girl ruins the giant's adze before returning it. Yet instead of being enraged, the giant laughs and sends caribou to the village after he leaves. This is because "Give it Back" and "Chip the Blade" is a pun in the source language.Iñupiaq.]]

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