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** TheChick: Beth. She's excellent at defusing team tempers when they ride high, whether with a stern look and tone or with soft, consoling words. On the occasions when her emotions are the ones spiraling out of control, the others rally to help her.

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** TheChick: TheChick / TheHeart: Beth. She's excellent at defusing team tempers when they ride high, whether with a stern look and tone or with soft, consoling words. On the occasions when her emotions are the ones spiraling out of control, the others rally to help her.



* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler:The crux of the black corner room. Sent traps everyone in a room with a locked door and gives them thirty minutes before poison gas is flooded in. One person can put their hand on a scanner to unlock the door, but they would have to stay behind and be killed. Ultimately, Lisa chooses to do it, but while everyone is arguing if she should, Sean takes her place and is left behind instead]]

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* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler:The crux of the black corner room. Sent traps everyone in a room with a locked door and gives them thirty minutes before poison gas is flooded in. One person can put their hand on a scanner to unlock the door, but they would have to stay behind and be killed. Ultimately, Lisa chooses to do it, but while everyone is arguing if she should, Sean takes her place and is left behind instead]]instead.]]


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** Chapter 27 ends with [[spoiler:Sean still being alive, which then leads into WhamEpisode that is Chapter 28.]]


* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler: Ink's real name is Kim, but he legally changed it years ago and never looked back.]]

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* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler: Ink's real birth name is was Kim, but he legally changed it years ago and never looked back.]]


* AerithAndBob: Aether and Ink as opposed to Rae, Liza, Beth and the known names of the Contacts. No, seriously, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who names their kid Ink? Or Aether?]] The fact that they both have such odd names is even the first thing that gets them bonding with each other. [[spoiler: And then it turns out Ink's actual name is Kim, making Aether the sole example of this trope. Played with in that Ink actually had his name legally changed from Kim to Ink, though.]]

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* AerithAndBob: Aether and Ink as opposed to Rae, Liza, Beth and the known names of the Contacts. No, seriously, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who names their kid Ink? Or Aether?]] The fact that they both have such odd names is even the first thing that gets them bonding with each other. [[spoiler: And then it turns out Ink's actual birth name is Kim, making Aether the sole example of this trope. Played with in that Ink actually had his name legally changed from Kim to Ink, though.]]


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If you accidentally lose your save data, or just want to improve your standing with a certain character, you can use the catch-up tool to quickly go through all the dialogue choices in the game and get to your currect chapter without having to start the whole game over.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: AntiFrustrationFeatures:
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If you accidentally lose your save data, or just want to improve your standing with a certain character, you can use the catch-up tool to quickly go through all the dialogue choices in the game and get to your currect chapter without having to start the whole game over.over.
** While many of the puzzles are quite difficult, you can ask the other participants for hints, with them eventually solving it for you if you can't figure it out. You can also just skip the puzzle, which is especially handy in chapter 27 [[spoiler:if you didn't get anyone to come with you, and thus can't ask them for hints.]]



* GuideDangIt: In chapter 27 and 28, [[spoiler: having both Liza and Rae follow you while also receiving Beth's letter requires you to get the RelationshipValues of all three high enough. As many of the dialogue choices raise your standing with one participant while lowering it with another, and it often isn't clear whose standings the dialogue choices affect, getting one or two is pretty doable, but all three is nigh impossible.]]



* RelationshipValues: The dialogue choices you make can either raise or drop your the other contestants' trust in you, and often a choice that improves one character's standing drops someone else's. The first time this majorly affects the story is in chapter 18, where your standing with Beth determines whether or not she gives you a letter.

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* RelationshipValues: The dialogue choices you make can either raise or drop your the other contestants' trust in you, and often a choice that improves one character's standing drops someone else's. The first time this majorly affects the story is in chapter 18, where your standing with Beth determines whether or not she gives you a letter. letter, and in chapter 27, [[spoiler: your standings with Liza and Rae determine if they'll join Ink when he goes after Tiana and Aether]].


* TeamMom: Though not of anybody in the group, Beth behaves like this most of the time, and is generally good at holding the group together, particularly Rae and Liza.

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* TeamMom: Though not of anybody in the group, Beth behaves like this most of the time, and is generally good at holding the group together, particularly Rae and Liza.Liza, [[spoiler:who she eventually realizes is her granddaughter]].

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** [[spoiler: Sean reveals himself to be quite a big one during Chapter 28.]]


The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 25 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first of Arc 2's), with the remaining 5 episodes being set to release in early 2019.

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The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 25 28 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first 11 of Arc 2's), 2), with the remaining 5 2 episodes serving as an epilogue being set to release in early June 2019.

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** In Chapter 25, the same happens [[spoiler: if you try to make Ink sacrifice himself.]]


* DrivenToSuicide: Narrowly averted with one of the contestants ([[spoiler: namely, Beth]]) in the first Corner. [[spoiler: The theory of Corner puzzles being designed to drive contestants to suicide is likely true, as another Corner puzzle drives Rae into this mindset upon being convinced that he cannot escape from a trap set by Sent]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: Narrowly averted with one of the contestants ([[spoiler: namely, ([[spoiler:namely, Beth]]) in the first Corner. [[spoiler: The theory of Corner puzzles being designed to drive contestants to suicide is likely true, as another Corner puzzle drives Rae into this mindset upon being convinced that he cannot escape from a trap set by Sent]].



** The final line of Chapter 23 appears to heavily imply, if not outright confirm, that [[spoiler: the narrator is not Ink, but someone else who is seeing the events of Exit/Corners from Ink's perspective]].

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** The final line of Chapter 23 appears to heavily imply, if not outright confirm, confirms that [[spoiler: the narrator is not Ink, but someone else who is seeing the events of Exit/Corners from Ink's perspective]].



* In chapter 25, Ink opens the locked bathroom door to see [[spoiler:a painting with a broken glass frame, proving that Beth wasn't killed by a trap but by one of the contestants.]]

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* ** In chapter 25, Ink opens the locked bathroom door to see [[spoiler:a painting with a broken glass frame, proving that Beth wasn't killed by a trap but by one of the contestants.]]


* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler:The crux of the black corner room. Sent traps everyone in a room with a locked door and gives them thirty minutes before poison gas is flooded in. One person can put their hand on a scanner to unlock the door, but they would have to stay behind and be killed.]]

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* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler:The crux of the black corner room. Sent traps everyone in a room with a locked door and gives them thirty minutes before poison gas is flooded in. One person can put their hand on a scanner to unlock the door, but they would have to stay behind and be killed.]] Ultimately, Lisa chooses to do it, but while everyone is arguing if she should, Sean takes her place and is left behind instead]]



** And by the time Chapter 23 arrives, [[spoiler: Beth has died, and the circumstances around her death seems to imply that she was either killed by a trap sprung by Sent, or someone among the group had killed her]].

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** And by the time Chapter 23 arrives, [[spoiler: Beth has died, and the circumstances around her death seems to imply that she was either killed by a trap sprung by Sent, or someone among the group had killed her]].her.]] Chapter 25 reveals it to be the latter.



* In chapter 25, Ink opens the locked bathroom door to see [[spoiler:a painting with a broken glass frame, proving that Beth wasn't killed by a trap but by one of the contestants.]]



* WrongGenreSavvy: Liza comes to the conclusion that, since the messages are prerecorded, and most of the puzzles are automated, Sent is likely one of the contestants. [[spoiler: Proving that Sent's recordings are live feeds disproves this theory.]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy:
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Liza comes to the conclusion that, since the messages are prerecorded, and most of the puzzles are automated, Sent is likely one of the contestants. [[spoiler: Proving that Sent's recordings are live feeds disproves this theory.]]


The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 24 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first 7 of Arc 2's), with a new episode being released about once a month.

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The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 24 25 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first 7 first of Arc 2's), with a new episode the remaining 5 episodes being released about once a month.
set to release in early 2019.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If you accidentally lose your save data, or just want to improve your standing with a certain character, you can use the catch-up tool to quickly go through all the dialogue choices in the game and get to your currect chapter without having to start the whole game over.


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* EasterEgg: There are alternate solutions to the puzzles in chapters 2, 7 and 16. Completing the puzzles this way results in different dialogue after finishing them, and finding them all nets you some extra dialogue at the end of chapter 17, where [[spoiler:Ink realizes that as long as Beth thinks the sword is real, it will be, even if you previously checked it and found it to be a fake]].


The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 22 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first 5 of Arc 2's). The series is currently about to resume, with Episode 23 releasing September 16th.

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The game can be played on the official site [[http://www.exitcorners.com/play.html here]] or on Website/Kongregate [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Percon/exit-corners here]]. Its first chapter released in 2017, the game is planned to have 30 episodes; the first 17 being "Arc 1" and the last 13 being "Arc 2". 22 24 episodes have been released (all 17 of Arc 1 and the first 5 7 of Arc 2's). The series is currently 2's), with a new episode being released about to resume, with Episode 23 releasing September 16th.
once a month.



* AerithAndBob: Aether and Ink as opposed to Rae, Liza, Beth and the known names of the Contacts. No, seriously, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who names their kid Ink? Or Aether?]] The fact that they both have such odd names is even the first thing that gets them bonding with each other.
** [[spoiler: And then it turns out Ink's actual name is Kim, making Aether the sole example of this trope. Played with in that Ink actually had his name legally changed from Kim to Ink, though.]]

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* AerithAndBob: Aether and Ink as opposed to Rae, Liza, Beth and the known names of the Contacts. No, seriously, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who names their kid Ink? Or Aether?]] The fact that they both have such odd names is even the first thing that gets them bonding with each other.
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other. [[spoiler: And then it turns out Ink's actual name is Kim, making Aether the sole example of this trope. Played with in that Ink actually had his name legally changed from Kim to Ink, though.]]



** [[spoiler:4 - The Four Elements Hotel, 4 corners, 4 glasses of water, 4 elevators etc. ... This deadly game seems to be designed for four players, and there are still 5. Why?]]
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:When Liza suggests Sent may be one of the Contestants, Ink has Aether punch him stupid during one of Sent's "recordings", distracting him and proving that he is in fact talking to them live and cannot be among them.]]

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** [[spoiler:4 4 - The Four Elements Hotel, 4 corners, 4 glasses of water, 4 elevators etc. ... This deadly game seems to be designed for four players, and there are still 5. Why?]]
Why?
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:When When Liza suggests Sent may be one of the Contestants, Ink [[spoiler:Ink has Aether punch him stupid during one of Sent's "recordings", distracting him and proving that he is in fact talking to them live and cannot be among them.]]



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Ink picks up a sword at one point, but he is forced to put the weapon back by Beth. After Rae's arm is trapped by Sent, Beth uses the sword to force Rae to make a LifeOrLimbDecision.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: ChekhovsGun:
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Ink picks up a sword at one point, but he is forced to put the weapon back by Beth. [[spoiler: After Rae's arm is trapped by Sent, Beth uses the sword to force Rae to make a LifeOrLimbDecision.]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: Liza. Throughout the course of the game, she goes from abrasive and openly hostile to (currently) sympathetic but still standoffish. Becomes more evident when [[spoiler: Rae's arm is stuck in a torture device that is set to go off every twelve minutes, prompting a horrified Liza to try and reassure Rae to the best of her abilities while begging Sent to let him go]]. She even offers Rae some words of encouragement (albeit with some tough love) to Rae [[spoiler: after his arm is amputated by Beth to save him from his trap]].
** In chapter 22, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Sent blackmailed her into hiding she was blind before Exit/Corners, as well as told her the other contestants were out to get her]]. When Ink figures that out, she finally opens up to him.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Liza. Throughout the course of the game, she goes from abrasive and openly hostile to (currently) sympathetic but still standoffish. Becomes more evident when [[spoiler: Rae's arm is stuck in a torture device that is set to go off every twelve minutes, prompting a horrified Liza to try and reassure Rae to the best of her abilities while begging Sent to let him go]]. She even offers Rae some words of encouragement (albeit with some tough love) to Rae [[spoiler: after his arm is amputated by Beth to save him from his trap]].
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trap]].In chapter 22, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Sent blackmailed her into hiding she was blind before Exit/Corners, as well as told her the other contestants were out to get her]]. When Ink figures that out, she finally opens up to him.



* ManipulativeBastard: Sent's showing more and more signs of this, and Ink even lampshades it in regards to how close he came to [[spoiler: driving Beth to suicide]].

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* ManipulativeBastard: ManipulativeBastard:
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Sent's showing more and more signs of this, and Ink even lampshades it in regards to how close he came to [[spoiler: driving Beth to suicide]].



* RelationshipValues: The dialogue choices you make can either raise or drop your the other contestants' trust in you, and often a choice that improves one character's standing drops someone else's. The first time this majorly affects the story is in chapter 18, where your standing with Beth determines whether or not she gives you a letter.



* ShoutOut: Sent's appearance on the monitors when he communicates with the Contestants bears a more than passing resemblance to [[VideoGame/StarFox1 the original Andross.]]
** A number of people are kidnapped, put in a deathtrap-filled building, and told to play a game if they want to survive. Did we just describe this game or ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''? Taken even further when [[spoiler: Rae's corner trap forces him into an actual LifeOrLimbDecision!]] Or maybe ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''? [[spoiler:There is even an elevator scene, some paranoid "the mastermind might be one of us", and exact time to die, and a major plot twist is that what seems to be a generic narrator entity is in fact their own character.]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Sent's appearance on the monitors when he communicates with the Contestants bears a more than passing resemblance to [[VideoGame/StarFox1 the original Andross.]]
** A number of people are kidnapped, put in a deathtrap-filled building, and told to play a game if they want to survive. Did we just describe this game or ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''? Taken even further when [[spoiler: Rae's corner trap forces him into an actual LifeOrLimbDecision!]] Or maybe ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''? [[spoiler:There LifeOrLimbDecision!]]
** Plenty to ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. There
is even an elevator scene, some paranoid "the mastermind might be one of us", and us" paranoia, an exact time to die, and a major plot twist is that what [[spoiler:what seems to be a generic third-person narrator entity is in fact their own character.]]



* TenLittleMurderVictims: Well, Five Little Kidnap Victims. Since the messages from Sent are pre-recorded, most of the Contestants suspect one of them is Sent in disguise. Ink isn't convinced, but the only way the others will believe him if he comes up with hard proof to the contrary. [[spoiler: He later gets such proof when he uses a BatmanGambit to get Sent--who's been talking to them live ''the whole time''--to go completely off script and react directly to something he couldn't possibly have predicted well enough to pre-record a reaction to.]]

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* TenLittleMurderVictims: TenLittleMurderVictims:
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Well, Five Little Kidnap Victims. Since the messages from Sent are pre-recorded, most of the Contestants suspect one of them is Sent in disguise. Ink isn't convinced, but the only way the others will believe him if he comes up with hard proof to the contrary. [[spoiler: He later gets such proof when he uses a BatmanGambit to get Sent--who's been talking to them live ''the whole time''--to go completely off script and react directly to something he couldn't possibly have predicted well enough to pre-record a reaction to.]]



* VillainRespect: Ink gains Sent's after [[spoiler: proving the latter was lying about being a recording.]] [[spoiler: [[StalkerWithACrush It, unfortunately, gets worse.]]]]
* WhamLine: Several, usually at the end of a chapter.

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* VillainRespect: Ink gains Sent's after [[spoiler: proving the latter was lying about being a recording.]] [[spoiler: [[StalkerWithACrush It, unfortunately, gets worse.]]]]
* WhamLine: Several, usually [[{{Cliffhanger}} at the end of a chapter.]]



** Chapter 22 ends on a shot of [[spoiler: a hand lying on a floor that belongs to Beth, who has died]]. Following that, if one were to check the [[RelationshipValues Standings gauges]] from the main menu, they will also notice that [[spoiler: Beth's portrait is now grayed out]].

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** Chapter 22 ends on a shot of [[spoiler: a Beth's dead hand lying on a floor that belongs to Beth, who has died]].the floor]]. Following that, if one were to check the [[RelationshipValues Standings gauges]] from the main menu, they will also notice that [[spoiler: Beth's portrait is now grayed out]].


** By chapter 22, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Sent blackmailed her into hiding she was blind before Exit/Corners, as well as told her the other contestants were out to get her]]. When Ink figures that out, she finally opens up to him.

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** By In chapter 22, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Sent blackmailed her into hiding she was blind before Exit/Corners, as well as told her the other contestants were out to get her]]. When Ink figures that out, she finally opens up to him.


* DrivenToSuicide: Narrowly averted with one of the contestants [[spoiler: namely, Beth]] in the first Corner. [[spoiler: The theory of Corner puzzles being designed to drive contestants to suicide is likely true, as another Corner puzzle drives Rae into this mindset upon being convinced that he cannot escape from a trap set by Sent]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: Narrowly averted with one of the contestants [[spoiler: ([[spoiler: namely, Beth]] Beth]]) in the first Corner. [[spoiler: The theory of Corner puzzles being designed to drive contestants to suicide is likely true, as another Corner puzzle drives Rae into this mindset upon being convinced that he cannot escape from a trap set by Sent]].

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