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* AstralProjection: How Raz will spend most of the game as.

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* AstralProjection: How Raz will spend spends most of the game as.projecting his mind out into others as he strapped down.



** The mysterious mastermind Loboto mentioned hired him to kidnap Truman and try to steal Raz's brain, adding to Augustus' claim about the Aquatos having many enemies.

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** The mysterious mastermind Loboto [[spoiler: Loboto]] mentioned hired him to kidnap Truman and try to steal Raz's brain, adding to Augustus' claim about the Aquatos having many enemies.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted. [[spoiler: Raz returns Loboto's moral compass in his mind and offers a chance to make up for his actions, and Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]


** Much like Raz, Oleander can't swim.

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** Much like Raz, Oleander can't swim. Unlike Raz, it's not because of a curse but because [[TheNapoleon his legs are too stumpy.]]


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* OhCrap: Oleander comes to a horrible realization when Raz fills him in on the situation and realizes who the only person who can be behind genetically engineered fishmen is. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, his warning comes too late to save Raz from a face to face encounter with Dr. Loboto.]]

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* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler: Raz feels horrible for Loboto after learning what his AbusiveParents did to him.]]


* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Raz returns Loboto's moral compass in his mind and offers a chance to make up for his actions, and Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Raz returns Loboto's moral compass {{Homage}}: The plane crash transitions into an opening credits sequence that wouldn't be out of place in his mind and offers a chance to make up for his actions, and Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]''Film/JamesBond'' film.



* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: the Psilirium causes this effect on the other Psychonauts, so Milla sees herself trapped on a bus full of orphans with a train heading their way, and Sasha sees himself on an alien spaceship.]]

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* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: the Psilirium causes this effect on the other Psychonauts, so Milla sees herself trapped on a bus full of orphans with a train heading their way, and Sasha sees himself on an alien spaceship.making first contact with extraterrestrials.]]



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: Raz returns Loboto's moral compass in his mind and offers a chance to make up for his misdeeds. Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]



* UnderwaterBase: As shown in the trailers and gameplay footage, [[spoiler:Truman Zanotto is apparently being held captive in an underwater lair, where the Psychonauts jet crash-lands after the very first level of the game.]]

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* UnderwaterBase: As shown in the trailers and gameplay footage, [[spoiler:Truman Zanotto is apparently being held captive in an underwater lair, where the Psychonauts Psychonauts' jet crash-lands after the very first level of the game.]]

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* BusFullOfInnocents: Milla's Psilirium hallucination involves thinking she's on a bus full of orphans that's stalled on the train tracks, and she has to use her telekinesis to stop the train from running them over.


* ImmobilePlayerCharacter: Raz spends the whole game tied up in the villain's secret lair, and must use Clairvoyance to hop from mind-to-mind in order to find his friends and save the day.



* MusicalNod: the level theme from Milla's mind in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is heard at one point [[spoiler: when breaking her out of her Psylirium-induced hallucination]].
* MusicalTrigger: Raz snaps the rest of the group (except Coach Oleander, who apparently really was having an impromptu concert) out of Psyrillium-induced hallucinations by playing familiar music to them on nearby objects

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* MusicalNod: the The level theme from Milla's mind in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is heard at one point [[spoiler: when breaking her out of her Psylirium-induced hallucination]].
* MusicalTrigger: Raz snaps the rest of the group (except Coach Oleander, who apparently really was having an impromptu concert) out of Psyrillium-induced hallucinations by playing familiar music to them on nearby objectsobjects.


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* ATasteOfPower: Raz has full access to his psychic powers in the tutorial, but starting with when he projects himself into Truman Zanotto's mind he can only use Psi-Poke and Clairvoyance, due to the Psilirium dampening his powers. To get full use of his abilities back, Raz has to save his team-mates so they can lend him their psychic energy.


* TheBermudaTriangle: The eponymous Rhombus is a pastiche on the legend. Here it's a cover story by the Psychonauts organization but it does have dangerous trapping properties because of a massive Psyrillium deposit that clouds the minds of anyone unprotected that comes near. [[NoodleIncident Somehow]] [[ExaggeratedTrope even land vehicles]] such as a train and school bus ended up there as well.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Raz returns Loboto's moral compass in his mind and offers a chance to make up for his actions, and Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]



* MusicalTrigger: Raz snaps the rest of the group (except Coach Oleander, who apparently really was having an impromptu concert) out of Psyrillium-induced hallucinations by playing familiar music to them on nearby objects



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: Raz offers Loboto a chance to make up for his actions, and Loboto seems to take it, telling his minions to release the prisoners and bring them to his location... Only to immediately activate the self-destruct and abandon ship.]]

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* BodySurf: Downplayed with general gameplay being Raz successively switching POV using clairvoyance on line-of-sight targets and channeling his other psychic powers through them.


* ChekovsGun: [[spoiler: Crab Sandwiches (a live crab between two slices of bread) are advertised on the back of comic books, and come into play later as food for a hungry guard.]]

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Crab Sandwiches (a live crab between two slices of bread) are advertised on the back of comic books, and come into play later as food for a hungry guard.]]


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Doctor Loboto, who has apparently survived his fall from the [[VideoGame/Psychonauts previous game]].]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Doctor Loboto, who has apparently survived his fall from the [[VideoGame/Psychonauts [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} previous game]].]]


* BigBad: [[spoiler: Doctor Loboto]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Doctor Loboto]][[spoiler:Doctor Loboto, who has apparently survived his fall from the [[VideoGame/Psychonauts previous game]].]]

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Clairvoyance lets Raz do this. [[spoiler:The ending reveals that playing as him also counts as no one else can see the water curse that supposedly haunts him.]]

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* ShipTease: As the plane is about to crash, Sasha says he has something to tell Milla...and they're seen grasping for each other's hands during the opening credits. [[spoiler: Unlike with Raz and Lili, it isn't resolved whether or not Sasha and Milla are also a couple.]]

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