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* BrokenRecord: In the Kaleidoscope update, the VHS tape you find has a few audio glitches near the end, where is constantly repeats "BABY TALKING TATTLE-" until the end of the commercial.

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* BrokenRecord: In the Kaleidoscope update, the VHS tape you find has a few audio glitches near the end, where is it constantly repeats "BABY TALKING TATTLE-" until the end of the commercial.


* Foreshadowing: On night 1, if you decide to answer the phone after returning Tattletail to his box, you can hear [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail's casetophone grinding among all the static. On night 2, once you get the flashlight and head to the main basement, lights go out and you can see her red eyes. She can't do anything to you beyond giving you a minor jumpscare, but still serves to herald her debut during the following night.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: On night 1, if you decide to answer the phone after returning Tattletail to his box, you can hear [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail's casetophone grinding among all the static. On night 2, once you get the flashlight and head to the main basement, lights go out and you can see her red eyes. She can't do anything to you beyond giving you a minor jumpscare, but still serves to herald her debut during the following night.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Me Tattletail! Me love you!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Me [[caption-width-right:350:[[CatchPhrase Me Tattletail! Me love you!]]
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* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler:Getting the GoldenEnding rewards you with the Golden Flashlight, a flashlight that never runs out of batteries, making subsequent playthroughs much easier.]]

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler:Getting the GoldenEnding rewards you with the Golden Flashlight, a flashlight [[InfiniteFlashlight that never runs out of batteries, batteries]], making subsequent playthroughs much easier.]]



* MadnessMantra: On the final night, [[spoiler:the Tattletails start shouting "NO MORE MAMA!" as they cast their "ritual".]]

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* MadnessMantra: On the final night, [[spoiler:the Tattletails start shouting "NO MORE MAMA!" as they cast their "ritual".]]"ritual"]].



* MyBelovedSmother: [[spoiler:It's implied the Tattletails take a distinct issue with Mama because she keeps killing people who just want to play with them.]]
* NewGamePlus: [[spoiler:If you get the GoldenEnding, you are rewarded with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Golden Flashlight]], which is a flashlight that never runs out of power. This carries over to subsequent playthroughs of the game.]]

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* MyBelovedSmother: [[spoiler:It's It's implied the [[spoiler:the Tattletails take take]] a distinct issue with Mama because she keeps [[spoiler:keeps killing people who just want to play with them.]]
them]].
* NewGamePlus: [[spoiler:If you get the GoldenEnding, you are rewarded with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Golden Flashlight]], [[InfiniteFlashlight which is a flashlight that never runs out of power.power]]. This carries over to subsequent playthroughs of the game.]]



* PresentDayPast: The game is set in 1998 and your flashlight is a shake light. Shake lights only came to the market in 2002.
** The Tattletail gets power from a charging cradle, rechargeable alkaline batteries weren't that common in children's toys in the late 90s and would have been more likely to use regular AA or AAA batteries like the original Furby did.

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* PresentDayPast: PresentDayPast:
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The game is set in 1998 and your flashlight is a shake light. Shake Faraday shake lights only came to the market in 2002.
** The Tattletail gets power from a charging cradle, rechargeable alkaline cradle. Rechargeable batteries weren't that common in children's toys in the late 90s and would have been more likely to use regular alkaline AA or AAA batteries like the original Furby did.


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* Foreshadowing: On night 1, if you decide to answer the phone after returning Tattletail to his box, you can hear [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail's casetophone grinding among all the static. On night 2, once you get the flashlight and head to the main basement, lights go out and you can see her red eyes, heralding her debut on night 3. She can't hurt you during night 2 beyond giving you a minor jumpscare.]]

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* Foreshadowing: On night 1, if you decide to answer the phone after returning Tattletail to his box, you can hear [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail's casetophone grinding among all the static. On night 2, once you get the flashlight and head to the main basement, lights go out and you can see her red eyes, heralding her debut on night 3. eyes. She can't hurt do anything to you during night 2 beyond giving you a minor jumpscare.jumpscare, but still serves to herald her debut during the following night.]]

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* Foreshadowing: On night 1, if you decide to answer the phone after returning Tattletail to his box, you can hear [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail's casetophone grinding among all the static. On night 2, once you get the flashlight and head to the main basement, lights go out and you can see her red eyes, heralding her debut on night 3. She can't hurt you during night 2 beyond giving you a minor jumpscare.]]

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* OhCrap: When the power goes out on Night 2, a "Task: Oh no..." will appear.


* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:You think Mama Tattletail will go easy on you since you're just a child? Think again.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Mama Tattletail can count as a parental example, seeing as the only reason she's attacking you is to [[spoiler:"Defend" her children from "Bad" kids.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:You You think Mama Tattletail will go easy on you since you're just a child? Think again.]]
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* {{Yandere}}: Mama Tattletail can count as a parental example, seeing as the only reason she's attacking you is to [[spoiler:"Defend" "Defend" her children from "Bad" kids.]]


* NothingIsScarier: Used very often during the earlier nights of the game. Specifically Nights 1 and 2, where the darkness of the basement can fool a player into thinking that something is coming.


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* NothingIsScarier: Used very often during the earlier nights of the game. Specifically Nights 1 and 2, where the darkness of the basement can fool a player into thinking that something is coming.

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** It's possible Mama was also inspired by Teddy Ruxpin, another mammalian doll with a tape deck that tells stories.


* AdorableAbomination: Who'd have thought that a Furby {{Expy}} would be an EldritchAbomination capable of [[spoiler:leading a ritual used to destroy the only EldritchAbomination that's truly evil]]. Besides everyone that owned a Furby in the 90's.

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* AdorableAbomination: Who'd have thought that a Furby {{Expy}} would be an EldritchAbomination a monster capable of [[spoiler:leading a ritual used to destroy the only EldritchAbomination monster that's truly evil]]. Besides everyone that owned a Furby in the 90's.



* EldritchAbomination: The Tattletails are borderline-RealityWarping {{Creepy Doll}}s. [[spoiler:In a unique twist, all but Mama turn out to be on your side, even helping you invoke RitualMagic to ultimately defeat ([[TheEndOrIsIt ?]]) her.]]



* LovecraftLite: The titular characters are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and the BigBad is one you can only run from. That said, [[spoiler:most of said abominations are on your side in the end, the BigBad can be ultimately destroyed, and the GoldenEnding is unambiguously happy]].

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** The Tattletail gets power from a charging cradle, rechargeable alkaline batteries weren't that common in children's toys in the late 90s and would have been more likely to use regular AA or AAA batteries like the original Furby did.

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** With the motherly personality and the eggs, Mama also resembles a "Wuv Luv"; A similar electric toy creature coming from around the same time Furby did. The Wuv Luvs were AlwaysFemale and could "lay" an egg with a baby inside.

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