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* BalancedHarem: Kyle gets an equal amount of interaction with all three girls by the end of the game. Justified in that [[spoiler:they are all stuck in a time loop, and Kyle is essentially being forced into choosing different girls each loop when his previous choice disappears.]]
* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain itself a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] However, players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]

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* BalancedHarem: Kyle gets an equal amount of interaction with all three girls by the end of the game. Justified in that [[spoiler:they are all stuck in a time loop, and Kyle is essentially being forced into choosing different girls each loop when his previous choice disappears.disappears]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Dolores Roth]], who, out of extreme [[{{Yandere}} jealousy]], decides to sabotage Kyle’s prom night. [[spoiler:By trapping him and his three possible dates in a GroundhogDayLoop[=/=]EldritchLocation and sending [[TheDragon Claire]] to kill them all [[WhosLaughingNow as revenge for bullying her]].
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* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain could itself be considered a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] sim]]. However, players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]

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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler: Claire kills Kyle's prom date.]]


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* FiveBadBand:{{Foil}}: Ariel and Dan, two disabled characters who serve as foils to [[spoiler:Dolores. While the former two manage to find love despite their disabilities, Dolores refuses to believe that anyone could love her ''because'' of her disability. Guess which of them gets their happy ending?]]
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* {{Foil}}: Ariel and Dan, two disabled characters who serve as foils to [[spoiler:Dolores. While the former two manage to find love despite their disabilities, Dolores refuses to believe that anyone could love her ''because'' of her disability. Guess which of them gets their happy ending?]]


* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain itself a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] However, sufficiently GenreSavvy players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]

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* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain itself a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] However, sufficiently GenreSavvy players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]


* CallBack: Especially common at the beginning of each route with the girls. Justified due to [[spoiler: Dolores's time loops]].



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The bad ending, and to an extent the normal ending. In the bad ending, Kyle is trapped in the nightmare world permanently and has to play along with Dolores's fantasy of being romantically involved with Kyle. In the normal ending, he gets to leave the nightmare world, but Dolores renders him paraplegic so he'll have to suffer like she did, and Dolores remains free to continue murdering people.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Not to the game itself, but some routes end poorly. All of the girls routes, no matter which one you choose end up with all them dead. And the GoldenEnding isn't much better.]]
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[[spoiler:The bad ending, and to an extent the normal ending. In the bad ending, Kyle is trapped in the nightmare world permanently and has to play along with Dolores's fantasy of being romantically involved with Kyle. In the normal ending, he gets to leave the nightmare world, but Dolores renders him paraplegic so he'll have to suffer like she did, and Dolores remains free to continue murdering people.]]


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* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: [[spoiler: Dolores was positively puzzled when Neela told her that Kyle wanted to take her to prom. When she found out it was a PrankDate however....]]


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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Endings for some routes and bad ends.]]


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* LotusEaterMachine: The reveal that [[spoiler: Dolores made a contract with Moloch to trap Kyle, Neela, Brooke and Maggie in one of these, in order to make them suffer and kill them over and over, especially Kyle.]]


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Despite a lot of dark themes and critique of anime harem cliches and aversion of SingleIssuePsychology, the game ends in a largely idealistic (if [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]]) manner.

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:A book in the library in the Nightmare School reveals that after Dolores' great-grandfather, H. Jericho Roth, lost his infant son, his energy company's net worth skyrocketed and eventually became a multi-billion dollar giant. Dolores also states that it was a pact with Moloch that allowed him to achieve his wealth in the first place, further hinting at what really happened to the boy.]]


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The bad ending, and to an extent the normal ending. In the bad ending, Kyle is trapped in the nightmare world permanently and has to play along with Dolores's fantasy of being romantically involved with Kyle. In the normal ending, he gets to leave the nightmare world, but Dolores cripples him so he'll have to suffer like she did, and Dolores remains free to continue murdering people.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The bad ending, and to an extent the normal ending. In the bad ending, Kyle is trapped in the nightmare world permanently and has to play along with Dolores's fantasy of being romantically involved with Kyle. In the normal ending, he gets to leave the nightmare world, but Dolores cripples renders him paraplegic so he'll have to suffer like she did, and Dolores remains free to continue murdering people.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The bad ending, and to an extent the normal ending. In the bad ending, Kyle is trapped in the nightmare world permanently and has to play along with Dolores's fantasy of being romantically involved with Kyle. In the normal ending, he gets to leave the nightmare world, but Dolores cripples him so he'll have to suffer like she did, and Dolores remains free to continue murdering people.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The good ending, which is even called "The Bittersweet Dream". All three of Kyle's potential prom dates are dead, so all Kyle can do is put a stop to Dolores's bloodshed, and Kyle thinks he may never date again. However, he's finally dealt with his guilt over Serena, and he's promised to live life to the fullest, chasing his dreams and not falling into despair since he saw what despair did to Dolores. Kyle isn't able to save any of his loved ones, but he's promised to head towards a bright future.]]


* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Dolores declares herself this during your final encounter with her, due to her ability to bend the mirror world she's created to her will. Eleanor also describes her daughter's powers as god-like during the scene in the chapel.]]



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Brooke isn't merely stabbed in the eye: Claire stabs her through the eye to her brain in order to lobotomize her. She's only able to groan after that.]]



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Brooke isn't merely stabbed in the eye: Claire stabs her through the eye to her brain in order to lobotomize her. She's only able to groan after that.]]



* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain itself a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] However, sufficiently GenreSavvy players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]



* TheBigBadShuffle: [[spoiler: The game even ''having'' a Big Bad is [[HiddenVillain itself a spoiler]], since it's not [[NoAntagonist what you'd expect from a dating sim.]] However, sufficiently GenreSavvy players will likely suspect [[UncannyValleyGirl Claire]] is up to something... but no, she's just TheDragon. Then, [[FalseFriend "Randy"]] reveals his true nature, making ''him'' seem like the true mastermind... but as he points out, he's just a messenger of HER. You might think that HER refers to Annie Horowitz, who's murder case is a part of the backstory... but nope, [[RedHerring she seems to be completely uninvolved with the story.]] Then Kyle's ex-girlfriend Serena starts haunting him, making her seem like the culprit... but ultimately, all three of the actual candidates turn out to be creations of Dolores, a bullied girl in a wheelchair who seeks vengeance for all the wrongs inflicted upon her. And even ''she'' got her powers thanks to [[GreaterScopeVillain Demon King Moloch.]]]]


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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Dolores declares herself this during your final encounter with her, due to her ability to bend the mirror world she's created to her will. Eleanor also describes her daughter's powers as god-like during the scene in the chapel.]]


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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: Dolores]] has this reaction when she finds out that [[spoiler: Neela participated in the PrankDate. Of course, Neela was being blackmailed by Brooke and she did show remorse for lying to Dolores. But Dolores kills her anyway, believing they weren't friends and that Neela was a BitchInSheepsClothing.]]


* XMeetsY: [[spoiler: The official tumblr describes the game as being like ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' meets ''VideoGame/CorpseParty''.]]

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:When Kyle and the last remaining girl realize what's going on and work together before confronting Claire at prom. Unfortunately, that's when the ''real'' BigBad decides to show.]]

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Claire, the false Randy, Brooke, and of course Dolores.]]


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* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: [[spoiler: Dolores.]]
** TheDragon: [[spoiler: Claire.]]
** TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler: The false Randy.]]
** [[{{TheBrute}} The Brute]]/TheDarkChick: [[spoiler: Serena.]]

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