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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: The game makes no attempt whatsoever to portray surgery realistically.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: AcceptableBreaksFromReality:
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The game games makes no attempt whatsoever to portray surgery realistically.



** Even still, some of ''Trauma Team'''s patients are [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow far less traumatized]] than you'd expect, [[spoiler: Alyssa]] in particular. Her wounds are more consistent with being slammed into a hard surface by the blast rather than being right next to the bomb when it goes off, but it's much less NightmareFuel inducing to keep all of her limbs attached.

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** Even still, some of ''Trauma Team'''s patients are [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow far less traumatized]] than you'd expect, [[spoiler: Alyssa]] in particular. Her wounds are more consistent with being slammed into a hard surface by the blast rather than being right next to the bomb when it goes off, but it's much less NightmareFuel inducing disturbing to keep all of her limbs attached.



** "Proud One" is probably the funniest chapter in ''Trauma Team'', up to the point it suddenly takes a turn into tearjerking territory when [[spoiler:Samuel starts to die before your eyes]].

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** "Proud One" is probably starts out as one of the funniest chapter chapters in ''Trauma Team'', up due to the point interactions between Dr. Cunningham and TheComicallySerious patient, but it suddenly takes a turn into tearjerking territory when becomes tragic as soon as [[spoiler:Samuel starts to die before your eyes]].


* EasyLevelSkip: Cheir can easily be circumvented by repeatedly tapping A so the laser isn't constantly active, putting it in a state of constant hitstun. This even works in the X operation, though by that point it's less a skip and more a significant difficulty reducer.

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* EasyLevelSkip: Cheir can easily be circumvented by repeatedly tapping A so the laser isn't constantly active, putting it in a state of constant hitstun. This even works in the X operation, though by that point it's less a skip and more a significant difficulty reducer.


* BoringButPractical: Valerie's Healing Touch. Derek and Markus have BulletTime, Naomi restores vitals with every successful action she does, and Valerie...stops vitals from decreasing. It's not as fun as the other three, but it's also very beginner friendly and makes it easier to get an XS using her over Markus on operations that require you to not let vitals go below a certain point.



* BossRush: The final chapter of the first game has Derek operating on the progenitors of the seven GUILT strains.

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* BossRush: The final chapter of the first game has Derek operating on the progenitors of the seven GUILT strains.strains, though thankfully not all in the same operation.



* BrutalBonusLevel: Completing the main storyline in all games except ''Trauma Team'' unlock the X missions, which take the super-pathogens encountered across the storyline and crank the difficulty UpToEleven.

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* BrutalBonusLevel: Completing the main storyline in all games except ''Trauma Team'' unlock the X missions, which take the super-pathogens encountered across the storyline and crank the difficulty UpToEleven. ''Team'' unlocks a difficulty that lets you play ''every level as if it were an X opersation.''


** [[GameOver "...Derek had no business practicing]] [[TearJerker medicine in the first place."]]

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** [[GameOver "...Derek had no business practicing]] [[TearJerker medicine in the first place."]]"



* NotQuiteDead: A rarity for this series, in ''Trauma Team'', one of Hank's patients, a depressed girl, [[spoiler: gets shot and loses all consciousness in his arms.]] He later learns that [[spoiler:Maria was able to resuscitate her]], and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments cannot contain his happiness.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: A rarity for this series, in ''Trauma Team'', one of Hank's patients, a depressed girl, [[spoiler: gets shot and loses all consciousness in his arms.]] He later learns that [[spoiler:Maria was able to resuscitate her]], and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments cannot contain his happiness.]]

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* IronicName: The ''Asclepias'' genus of plants is named after the Greek god of medicine. In ''Trauma Team'', the flowers [[spoiler:are intermediate hosts to the Rosalia virus.]]


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Adam]] in ''Under the Knife'' and ''Second Opinion'', [[spoiler:Master Vakhushti]] in ''New Blood'', and [[spoiler:Heinrich, Reina Mayuzumi, and Patrick Mercer]] in ''Under the Knife 2''. [[spoiler:Averted]] in ''Trauma Team''.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Adam]] in ''Under the Knife'' and ''Second Opinion'', Opinion'' and [[spoiler:Master Vakhushti]] in ''New Blood'', and [[spoiler:Heinrich, Reina Mayuzumi, and Patrick Mercer]] in Blood''. In ''Under the Knife 2''. [[spoiler:Averted]] in 2'', [[spoiler:Heinrich acts as the DiscOneFinalBoss, but is replaced by the BigBadEnsemble of Reina Mayuzumi and Patrick Mercer during the endgame.]]. ''Trauma Team''.Team'' [[spoiler:averts this trope altogether, as there is NoAntagonist, with the sole cause of every single conflict in the game being the non-sentient Rosalia Virus.]]



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Averted in the rest of the series (it's your job to save these people, and the one or two plot deaths aren't particularly grisly). However, ''Trauma Team'' has a Forensics mode, so naturally you'll be examining a few victims of its major disease. They died ''horribly.''

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Averted in the rest of the series (it's your job to save these people, and the one or two plot deaths aren't particularly grisly). However, ''Trauma Team'' has a Forensics mode, so naturally you'll be examining a few victims of its major disease. They died ''horribly.'''' Averted in the rest of the series (it's your job to save these people, and the one or two plot deaths aren't particularly grisly).


* {{Expy}}: In ''Trauma Team'', after Alyssa [[spoiler:nearly gets killed by a bomb and]] is sent to Resurgam, the bandages and hospital gown make her look like Nanako from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.


* VirusMisnomer: The GUILT ''virus'', in which the T stands for ''"Toxin"'', is often referred to as a ''tumour'', when tt's pretty clearly a parasite. However, some characters speculate that GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in ''Under The Knife'' than it did in the remake.

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* VirusMisnomer: The GUILT ''virus'', in which the T stands for ''"Toxin"'', is often referred to as a ''tumour'', when tt's it's pretty clearly a parasite. However, some characters speculate that GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in ''Under The Knife'' than it did in the remake.


* NonstandardGameOver: Time limit aside, there are occasional circumstances that will end an operation immediately regardless of other factors, including [[spoiler:allowing Triti vapor to escape or letting Paraskevi burrow into the heart]] in ''Under The Knife'' / ''Second Opinion'' and [[spoiler: touching an active pin on a mind-control device]] in ''New Blood''.



* ObligatorySwearing: ''Trauma Team'' ups the saltiness quite a bit from the previous games.

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* ObligatorySwearing: ''Trauma Team'' ups the saltiness quite a bit from the previous games. Most of it is thanks to Maria Torres' HairTriggerTemper.



* OneOfOurOwn: Happens several times.
* OneHitKill[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: Time limit aside, there are occasional circumstances that will end an operation immediately regardless of other factors, including [[spoiler:allowing Triti vapor to escape or letting Paraskevi burrow into the heart]] in ''Under The Knife'' / ''Second Opinion'' and [[spoiler: touching an active pin on a mind-control device]] in ''New Blood''.

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* OneOfOurOwn: Happens several times.
* OneHitKill[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: Time limit aside, there are occasional circumstances that will end an operation immediately regardless of other factors, including [[spoiler:allowing Triti vapor to escape or letting Paraskevi burrow into the heart]] in ''Under The Knife'' /
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''Second Opinion'' Opinion'', Derek must be operated on by Naomi when he gets infected with Kyriaki and [[spoiler: touching an active pin Paraskevi.
** In ''Trauma Team'', the final mission has CR-S01 operate
on a mind-control device]] in ''New Blood''.[[spoiler:Naomi Kimishima after the Rosalia virus inside her mutates along with her genetic disorder]].



* RapidAging: This happens right at the end of the game to [[spoiler:Reina Mayuzumi, who had been using the Aletheia strain of Neo-GUILT to preserve her youth]].

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* RapidAging: This happens right at the end of ''Under the game Knife 2'' to [[spoiler:Reina Mayuzumi, who had been using the Aletheia strain of Neo-GUILT to preserve her youth]].



* RecycledPremise: A lot of operations in ''Under the Knife 2'' are ridiculously similar to several procedures in ''New Blood''. For instance, elements of the mind control device in ''New Blood'' are recycled into the lock-picking levels and part of the Bythos treatment procedure in ''Under the Knife 2''. Or look at how Vaimahse Fever from ''New Blood'' got recycled into [[spoiler:post-Savato]] in ''[=UtK2=]''.

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* RecycledPremise: A lot of operations in ''Under the Knife 2'' are ridiculously similar to several procedures in ''New Blood''. For instance, elements of the mind control device in ''New Blood'' are recycled into the lock-picking levels and part of the Bythos treatment procedure in ''Under the Knife 2''. Or look at how Vaimahse Fever from ''New Blood'' got recycled into [[spoiler:post-Savato]] in ''[=UtK2=]''.



* UnwittingPawn: Derek in ''Under the Knife 2''. [[spoiler:By both Mayuzumi and Mercer.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: Derek in ''Under the Knife 2''. [[spoiler:By both 2'' [[spoiler:by Mayuzumi and Mercer.Mercer. They both prey on his arrogance to gather data on the Healing Touch, allowing them to engineer new strains of GUILT that grant the ability to their hosts.]]



* VirusMisnomer: The GUILT ''virus'', in which the T stands for ''"Toxin"'', is often referred to as a ''tumour''. It's pretty clearly a parasite.
** It's not said very clearly, but GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in ''Under The Knife'' than it did in the remake.

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* VirusMisnomer: The GUILT ''virus'', in which the T stands for ''"Toxin"'', is often referred to as a ''tumour''. It's ''tumour'', when tt's pretty clearly a parasite.
** It's not said very clearly, but
parasite. However, some characters speculate that GUILT is a toxin which causes part of the victim's tissue to mutate into a parasite that starts tearing the rest apart. Also, [[spoiler: Deftera]] looked more like a tumor in ''Under The Knife'' than it did in the remake.



* ViolationOfCommonSense: Getting an XS rank occasionally requires you to ''let the disease tear apart your patient's body'' so you can get a high enough score or chain. This was removed in ''Trauma Team'' for a more patient-friendly system.

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* ViolationOfCommonSense: ViolationOfCommonSense:
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Getting an XS rank occasionally requires you to ''let the disease tear apart your patient's body'' so you can get a high enough score or chain. This was removed in ''Trauma Team'' for a more patient-friendly system.



** Chapter 2-6 in ''Under the Knife 2''. [[spoiler:GUILT is back, and not only that, but it's a new strain. Someone is still developing the parasites that were presumed to be eradicated in the first game.]]



* YouAreNotAlone: Chief Patel's message to Maria.
%%* YouDidEverythingYouCould

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* YouAreNotAlone: Chief Patel's message to Maria.
%%* YouDidEverythingYouCould
Maria, when the other medics arrive to assist her in her final chapter just as she starts to get overwhelmed by the patients' worsening conditions.
* YouDidEverythingYouCould: All the other characters tell Derek this when he fails to [[spoiler:save Emilio's life]]. It is not enough to prevent him from having a HeroicBsod that nullifies his Healing Touch for an entire arc.


* ArcWords: Rosalia and "Beginning..." in ''Trauma Team''.

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* ArcWords: Rosalia "Rosalia" and "Beginning..." in ''Trauma Team''. The former pops up constantly during Naomi's investigations, while the latter is [[spoiler:Patient Zero's FamousLastWords]].



* FamousLastWords: A gameplay mechanic in ''Trauma Team''. Naomi can hear the last words said by people who died, and it's your job to piece together what those sentences meant.



* HospitalHottie: Multiple characters.

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* HospitalHottie: Multiple characters.Pretty much the entire cast of protagonists fits this to some degree. CR-S01 and Maria Torres even take it further, being respectively [[MrFanservice Mr]] and MsFanservice in ''Trauma Team''.


* BadassNormal: The cast of ''Trauma Team''. Well, most of them, anyway.


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: While multitasking several fiddly jobs at once is a core part of the gameplay, the games will occasionally throw you a bone. For instance, in the first game, the laser will never "break" while operating on Pempti (which requires you to use it constantly and could kill a patient in the normal recharge time). This is justified as being a special "scalar laser" that was specifically developed to completely eradicate Pempti cells, but is too intense for regular use. Also, [[spoiler:defeating Savato causes the woulds it caused to [[NoOntologicalInertia vanish along with it]].]]

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: While multitasking several fiddly jobs at once is a core part of the gameplay, the games will occasionally throw you a bone. For instance, in the first game, the laser will never "break" while operating on Pempti (which requires you to use it constantly and could kill a patient in the normal recharge time). This is justified as being a special "scalar laser" that was specifically developed to completely eradicate Pempti cells, but is too intense for regular use. Also, [[spoiler:defeating Savato causes the woulds wounds it caused to [[NoOntologicalInertia vanish along with it]].]]



* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The story of ''Trauma Center: New Blood'' revolves around a fictitious mineral from the country of Culuruma which is known as Culurium and is highly valued for its almost limitless applications in the medical industry. Unfortunately, a revolutionary new pathogen, named Stigma, was accidentally created and discovered in a lab rat with Culurium-based synthetic blood. A Biomineral that can be used to create synthetic blood has yet to be discovered in real-life and probably doesn't even exist.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The story of ''Trauma Center: New Blood'' revolves around a fictitious mineral from the country of Culuruma which is known as Culurium and is highly valued for its almost limitless applications in the medical industry. Unfortunately, a revolutionary new pathogen, named Stigma, was accidentally created and discovered in a lab rat with Culurium-based synthetic blood. A Biomineral that can be used to create synthetic blood has yet to be discovered in real-life real life and probably doesn't even exist.



* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In ''Under the Knife 2'', it is mentioned that the rescue of the Sinners was performed by the "UN Army". While likely meaning the United Nations Peacekeepers, the UN does not operate their own army and relies on the contributions of national armed forces, and Peacekeepers do not conduct that kind of raiding operations.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In ''Under the Knife 2'', it is mentioned that the rescue of the Sinners was performed by the "UN Army". While likely meaning the United Nations Peacekeepers, the UN does not operate their own army and relies on the contributions of national armed forces, and Peacekeepers do not conduct that those kind of raiding operations.



%%* BadassNormal: The cast of ''Trauma Team''. Well, most of them, anyway.

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%%* * BadassNormal: The cast of ''Trauma Team''. Well, most of them, anyway.


* GreaterScopeVillain: He didn't intend the consequences, but [[spoiler:Albert Sartre killed Rosalia]] and set ''Trauma Team'''s events in motion.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: He didn't intend the consequences, but [[spoiler:Albert Sartre killed Rosalia]] and set ''Trauma Team'''s events in motion.]]

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* TakeYourTime: Unlike in the previous games, the actual surgeries in ''Trauma Team'' have no time limit.

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