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* MortonsFork: A freighter pilot is accused of transporting contraband material, and tries to talk his way out of it by claiming he was forced to transport the contraband by anti-government rebels. The security officer carrying out the interrogation decides that if he's telling the truth, he deserves death for knowingly conspiring with rebels; otherwise he's lying to a security officer to save his own skin, which is also an executable offence, and shoots the freighter pilot dead.

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* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse, a small bottle of fresh Charisma X pills costs 300 credits. When Feeble gets his hands on 400, he notes that this is more money that he's ever seen in his life.

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* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse, a small bottle of fresh Charisma X pills costs 300 credits. When Feeble gets his hands on 400, he notes that this is more money that than he's ever seen in his life.


* AirventEscape: Feeble has to crawl through a bunch of vents in the last sequence of the game in order to solve a number of puzzles.

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* AirventEscape: AirVentPassageway: Feeble has to crawl through a bunch of vents in the last sequence of the game in order to solve a number of puzzles.


* ActionGirl: Dolores, though she doesn't really do much, except of one shooting sequence, where she is assisted by the player.

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* ActionGirl: Dolores, though she doesn't really do much, except of for one shooting sequence, where she is assisted by the player.


* AdaptationInspiration: While the game is obviously, though loosely, based on Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Feeble Files'' does seem to divert from the anticommunist (albeit not antitotalitarian) message of the novel quite a bit. The Freedom Fighters address one another as "comrade", the EvilEmpire is referred to as "the Company" (the founding of which is elaborated on in a Bible-like book), the Metro Prime spaceport is a flashing center of commerce and paid entertainment, citizens are required to confess their crimes against the [=OmniBrain=] via confessional-like boxes, etc.
** One of the key differences between the novel and the game is that the Freedom Fighters' only problem with the [=OmniBrain=] is the political tyranny and brainwashing of citizens whereas no mention is ever made of any sort of poverty within society that actually does not seem to be the least bit prevalent anyway.

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* AdaptationInspiration: While the game is obviously, though loosely, based on Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Feeble Files'' does seem to divert from the anticommunist (albeit not antitotalitarian) message of the novel quite a bit. The Freedom Fighters address one another as "comrade", the EvilEmpire is referred to as "the Company" (the founding of which is elaborated on in a Bible-like book), the Metro Prime spaceport is a flashing center of commerce and paid entertainment, citizens are required to confess their crimes against the [=OmniBrain=] via confessional-like boxes, etc.
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etc. One of the key differences between the novel and the game is that the Freedom Fighters' only problem with the [=OmniBrain=] is the political tyranny and brainwashing of citizens whereas no mention is ever made of any sort of poverty within society that actually does not seem to be the least bit prevalent anyway.


* CainAndAbel: Feeble's brother has no issues getting his brother erased by the authorities if it means finally getting a promotion.

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* CainAndAbel: Feeble's brother has no issues getting setting his brother up to be erased by the authorities if it means finally getting a promotion.


The player's character is Feeble, an alien whose job is to make CropCircles on Earth. He is fanatically loyal to the ObviouslyEvil totalitarian system of Omni Corporation, led by the central entity [=OmniBrain=]. However, one day, Feeble commits a terrible mistake, which puts him on the way to learn the truth about his society. Alongside fellow rebel Delores and robot SAM, he marches forward, liberating the galaxy.

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The player's character is Feeble, an alien whose job is to make CropCircles on Earth. He is fanatically loyal to the ObviouslyEvil totalitarian system of Omni Corporation, led by the central entity [=OmniBrain=]. However, one day, Feeble commits a terrible mistake, which puts him on the way to learn the truth about his society. Alongside fellow rebel Delores Dolores and robot SAM, he marches forward, liberating the galaxy.



* ActionGirl: Delores, though she doesn't really do much, except of one shooting sequence, where she is assisted by the player.

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* ActionGirl: Delores, Dolores, though she doesn't really do much, except of one shooting sequence, where she is assisted by the player.



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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: We get a brief slideshow montage of what each major character does after the ending, and then the credits roll.

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* AsteroidThicket: Feeble ends up inside one during the intro.


* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:The holy relic of Feeble's species. It's used to destroy [=OmniBrain=]]]

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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:The holy relic of Feeble's species. It's used to destroy [=OmniBrain=]]][=OmniBrain=].]]



* ComplexityAddiction: You know that you're going to be in for some heavy cases of MoonLogicPuzzle when the intro shows Feeble trying to get past a huge asteroid by attempting to blast a tunnel through it instead of, oh, I dunno, flying around it?

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* ComplexityAddiction: You know that you're going to be in for some heavy cases of MoonLogicPuzzle {{Moon Logic Puzzle}}s when the intro shows Feeble trying to get past a huge asteroid by attempting to blast a tunnel through it it, instead of, oh, I dunno, flying of maybe ''flying around it?it''.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: After returning to Metro Prime from Cygnus Alpha, Feeble is able to go to the automated Confession Booth and then "confess" that he is a rebel and that he will do what he can to overthrow [=OmniBrain=]. Later on he hears an announcement saying that he's become this cycle's top confessor, and that he should go to the nearest Confession Booth to receive his "reward". Feeble remarks that what he just did was probably a really bad idea.


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* IndyPloy: This is how Dolores goes about capturing a new prison ship to use as a way to get into the rebels' base.


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* {{Microts}}: The game's characters frequently use "cycle" and "click" when referring to various amounts of time. It's never made clear what ''exactly'' is the amount of time these two are supposed to represent.


* JustTestingYou: Feeble jokingly tells the local bar's bartender a made up rumor that [=OmniBrain=] is merely a falsehood devised by the rebels. The bartender responds that he will have to report Feeble saying that to the authorities. Feeble then responds that he was merely testing him and the he would have to report HIM if he said anything else.

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* JustTestingYou: Feeble jokingly tells the local bar's bartender a made up rumor that [=OmniBrain=] is merely a falsehood devised by the rebels. The bartender responds that he will have to report Feeble saying that to the authorities. Feeble then responds that he was merely testing him and the that he would have to report HIM if he said anything else.


* Letters2Numbers: The name of a puzzle-relevant ship is "KICKA55".

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* Letters2Numbers: The name of a puzzle-relevant ship is "KICKA55"."[=KICKA55=]".


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* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:TheDragon somehow manages to become the leader of the Resistance, and tricks everyone into getting themselves captured. It becomes Feeble's task to save them.]]


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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Feeble ends up talking to his long-dead grandfather in his tomb through a hologram that is inexplicably capable of correctly responding to what he says. Though the game never really makes it clear whether it's this trope or it literally being a holographic ghost of the grandfather.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Played straight throughout almost the entire game, but averted when [[spoiler:Feeble deflects a projectile against TheDragon, causing him to take note of the blood coming from his chest before he dies]].


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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: The local zoo at Metro Prime has one as a visitor. Feeble needs to steal his camera in order to complete a puzzle.


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* Letters2Numbers: The name of a puzzle-relevant ship is "KICKA55".


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* TechnicolorScience: Feeble is forced at one point to concoct a potion by mixing differently-colored potions in the right order.

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