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** Luke's chapter ends a bit abruptly if [[spoiler:he only burns the letter. In the True Ending, this isn't even an option, since triggering it always causes Luke to burn the mansion down and trap himself inside with the ghost]].

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** Luke's chapter ends a bit abruptly if [[spoiler:he only burns the letter. In the True Ending, this isn't even an option, since triggering it always causes option. Once triggered, Luke to will either trap the others inside the house with the ghost or Luke will burn the mansion down and trap sacrifice himself inside with to the ghost]].


* TheStinger: Happens after any ending (except for the KillEmAll ending) that isn't the True End. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]

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* TheStinger: Happens after any ending (except for where Luke is alive and has the KillEmAll ending) that isn't the True End.potential to romance someone. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]


* TheStinger: Happens after any ending that isn't the True End. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]

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* TheStinger: Happens after any ending (except for the KillEmAll ending) that isn't the True End. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]

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* BigBad: The Ghost aka the Anslem Butcher, a StringyHairedGhostGirl SerialKiller who haunts the [[HauntedHouse Ermengarde Mansion]] and is said to kill anyone who reads the titular letter. All seven of the playable characters have to fight her off in their respective chapters. [[spoiler:She is actually the [[MentalFusion fused]] spirit of Takako, a Japanese slave-turned-{{Meido}}, and Charlotte Ermengarde, the noble who rescued her, then tormented her until she had her [[BurnTheWitch executed as a witch]]. Takako came back and haunted Charlotte into [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]], wherein their spirits fused and became the terror of the main story.]]

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* HateSink: While the BigBad is [[StringyHairedGhostGirl The Ghost]] she is more mysterious and scary than loathsome and eventually revealed to have a sympathetic backstory. Luke Wright, on the other hand, is a pompous, {{rich|Bitch}}, [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], and overall unpleasant {{Jerkass}} who abuses his butler, constantly insults everyone around him, is suspected to be responsible for many crimes, and is [[TheHero Ashton]]’s ArchEnemy. Depending on the route, he can also [[spoiler:kill his own wife and confess to killing her father in cold blood, then pin it on [[NiceGuy Zack]] while going on a racist tirade against him]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This changes]] when his chapter reveals his HiddenDepths.]]
** [[spoiler:Once Luke becomes more sympathetic, the role shifts to The Ghost herself, after fusing with Charlotte Ermengarde. The Memory Fragments and True Ending reveal Charlotte to be a ''deplorable'' BitchInSheepsClothing, and easily the most despicable character in the game. The unlockable Memory Fragments only serve to expand upon how horrible she really was, to the point that her death due to being haunted by Takako's spirit seems completely well-deserved. However, even after her death, her reign of terror continues since she ended up fusing with Takako's ghost, and quite likely became the source for its more sadistic and vindictive tendencies.]]


''The Letter'' is a horror visual novel created by the Filipino developer Yangyang Mobile. Each of the game's seven chapters focuses on a different character who has read the contents of the letter and is now cursed by an eerie, stringy-haired ghost.

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''The Letter'' is a horror visual novel created by the Filipino developer Yangyang Mobile. Each of the game's seven chapters focuses on a different character who has read the contents of the letter and is now cursed by an eerie, stringy-haired ghost.
StringyHairedGhostGirl.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: The intro cinematic shows [[spoiler:the letter without the send-this-to-five-people clause, hinting that it was added later. It also shows glimpses of the potential fates of a few characters, such as Zach and Rebecca’s deaths, Isabella’s car accident and Hannah’s possession.]]



* LimitedWardrobe:
** Due to not having varying sprites, the characters always wear the same clothes.
** In one egregious scene, Isabella is supposed to be in her pajamas, but her portrait still shows her in her regular outfit.

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* LimitedWardrobe:
LastSecondEndingChoice:
** In each of the routes, a single choice near the end will determine whether or not the character lives or dies. It’s not always obvious, though, and [[spoiler:Hannah’s route in particular has a few more wrinkles and outcomes.]]
** Depending on who is alive at the end, [[spoiler: Luke might have the choice of burning the mansion or the letter which will lead to slightly different endings.]]
* LimitedWardrobe:
Due to not having varying sprites, the characters always wear the same clothes.
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clothes. In one egregious scene, Isabella is supposed to be in her pajamas, but her portrait still shows her in her regular outfit.


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* YouLoseAtZeroTrust:
** If Hannah has a bad enough relationship with [[spoiler:Luke he will flat out ''murder'' her at the end of her route. Surprisingly {{Inverted}} later, as this is required for the true ending.]]
** In a similar (and less subtle) way, [[spoiler:not going to work and avoiding your friends at the end of Isabella’s route will get her killed.]]


* TheStinger: Happens after any ending that isn't the true end. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]

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* TheStinger: Happens after any ending that isn't the true end.True End. [[spoiler:In it, Kylie screams in terror that the ghost is still here and after her, before her neck gets snapped. The Doylist explanation for this, of course, is the game teasing the True Ending for you. The Watsonian explanation is left completely up to the player's interpretation; whether the ghost returned to haunt everyone, whether it murdered Kylie in a final act of spite, or whether it was simply another bad dream.]]

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* InterfaceSpoiler: There's a relationship chart you can look at any time you want to examine where you currently stand with the other characters. This not only allows you to gleam who all of the playable characters are before you meet them, but also take an estimated guess on who [[PlotlineDeath will likely die]] no matter what the player does; [[spoiler:Rose]] is noticeably not listed in the relationship chart, in spite of her screentime in Isabella's chapter.


* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Hannah and Zach can be in a romantic relationship, but it's mainly just Luke who has a problem with it. It's also the only possible romance for Zach.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Hannah and Zach can be in a romantic relationship, but it's mainly just Luke who has a problem with it. It's also the only possible romance for Zach.Zach.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Averted for most characters who have very realistic hues, but in the cases that do fit the trope (pink for Rebecca, green for Rose Cooper, and blue for Kylie) nobody comments on it being unusual.

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* WhamLine: In Ashton's chapter, if [[spoiler:Isabella is still alive]], we learn something major about Isabella when Seb the security guard says of Isabella's boss, "The least he could do is be considerate to her, after [[spoiler:a family member's passing]]."


** Marianne has a lucky d20 from her "Druids & Demons" campaigns.

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** Marianne has a lucky d20 from her "Druids ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Druids & Demons" Demons]]'' campaigns.


* MiseryBuildsCharacter: In the True End, [[spoiler:Zach, Rebecca and Isabella make works of art spurred on the death of Ash and the events of the game. Zach makes a movie about his experiences, Rebecca writes a book about Charlotte's life and Isabella becomes a painter famous for her dark themes.]]

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: In the True End, [[spoiler:Zach, Rebecca and Isabella the surviving characters make works of art spurred on the death of Ash and the events of the game.game, [[spoiler:including the death of Ash. Zach makes a movie about his experiences, Rebecca writes a book about Charlotte's life and Isabella becomes a painter famous for her dark themes.]]

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** Marianne has a lucky d20 from her "Druids & Demons" campaigns.


* BittersweetEnding: The true ending. [[spoiler:It is ''not'' the EverybodyLives ending. In order to achieve this ending, Hannah, Marianne and Ashton must die by the time of the final chapter. Afterwards, Luke performs a HeroicSacrifice to ensure that Rebecca, Isabella and Zachary can escape, and allows himself to die in the embrace of the malevolent spirit who has haunted them all, as she finally finds peace by having her wish granted. Zachary, Isabella and Rebecca spend the rest of their lives spreading the truth of the Ermengarde mansion in their own way, and mourning Ashton.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The true ending. [[spoiler:It is ''not'' the EverybodyLives ending. In order to achieve this ending, Hannah, Marianne Marianne, and Ashton must die by the time of the final chapter. Afterwards, Luke performs a HeroicSacrifice to ensure that Rebecca, Isabella Isabella, and Zachary can escape, and allows himself to die in the embrace of the malevolent spirit who has haunted them all, as she finally finds peace by having her wish granted. Zachary, Isabella and Rebecca spend the rest of their lives spreading the truth of the Ermengarde mansion in their own way, and mourning Ashton.]]



* BreakingTheFellowship: A potential ending is having Isabella, Rebecca, Ash and Zach survive the game but destroy their individual relationships except for Zach and Rebecca so they stop hanging out. Though the potential to make up is hinted.

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* BreakingTheFellowship: A potential ending is having Isabella, Rebecca, Ash Ash, and Zach survive the game but destroy their individual relationships except for Zach and Rebecca so they stop hanging out. Though the potential to make up is hinted.



* ColorCodedCharacters: Each of the main characters are associated with a color.

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* ColorCodedCharacters: Each of the main characters are is associated with a color.



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Every character with an unnatural hair colour has eyes to match.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Since player can mend or break relationships it's possible for the main characters to be rejected by their love interest.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Every character with an unnatural hair colour color has eyes to match.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Since the player can mend or break relationships it's possible for the main characters to be rejected by their love interest.



* FictionalProvince: The Luxbourne area is fictional. However, characters do refer to real world locations.

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* FictionalProvince: The Luxbourne area is fictional. However, characters do refer to real world real-world locations.



* {{Foil}}: While Ash and Luke are on the opposite sides of the law, they are very alike something Luke notes in his route. Their families were broken as children, they are filled with self-hatred and regrets, jaded by their dealings with dark side of the world, over cautious and secretive by nature and the love interest they love at the start of the game are cheery and kind but this makes their differences more apparent. Ash is a cop, who able to find parental substitutes in Andrew and his wife, is filled by regret over his failures, is cynical with the world as he's seen the darker side of the world because of his work, has friends that the truly trusts and CannotSpitItOut with Isabella. Luke is a businessman that regularly dabbles in criminal activities, who never received any parental affection after his mother passed away early, knows exactly the kind of person he is and is disgusted by it while also fearing just how horrible he can be, is paranoid about everything and is married with Hannah.

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* {{Foil}}: While Ash and Luke are on the opposite sides of the law, they are very alike alike, something Luke notes in his route. Their families were broken as children, they are filled with self-hatred and regrets, jaded by their dealings with the dark side of the world, over cautious and secretive by nature and the their respective love interest they love interests at the start of the game are cheery and kind kind, but this makes their differences more apparent. Ash is a cop, who was able to find parental substitutes in Andrew and his wife, is filled by with regret over his failures, is cynical with the world as he's seen the its darker side of the world because of his work, has friends that the he truly trusts and CannotSpitItOut with to Isabella. Luke is a businessman that regularly dabbles in criminal activities, who never received any parental affection after his mother passed away early, knows exactly the what kind of person he is and is disgusted by it while also fearing just how horrible he can be, is paranoid about everything and is married with to Hannah.



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: In the True End, [[spoiler:Zach, Rebecca and Isabella make works of art spurred on the death of Ash and the events of the game. Zach makes a movie about his experiences, Rebecca a book about Charlotte's life and Isabella becomes a painter famous for her dark themes.]]

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: In the True End, [[spoiler:Zach, Rebecca and Isabella make works of art spurred on the death of Ash and the events of the game. Zach makes a movie about his experiences, Rebecca writes a book about Charlotte's life and Isabella becomes a painter famous for her dark themes.]]

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