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** It's revealed that if Connor chooses to [[spoiler:go deviant that Cyberlife had planned on him becoming deviant the whole time and were planning on him getting involved in the android revolution so that they could stop it from the inside. This raises many questions and interpretations: Does Cyberlife know what causes deviancy and can "program" it into Connor, or were they planning on Connnor becoming deviant by being exposed to deviant androids? Were they fully prepared for Connor ''not'' becoming deviant but still succeeding in stopping the revolution as a Plan B, or was that a stroke of luck on their part? Is Cyberlife overall the true BigBad of the game, or just a company trying to cause some "damage control"? And most thought-provoking: Connor was investigating deviants and programmed for deviancy ''before'' Markus came to Jericho and started the revolution, so did Cyberlife somehow know that there was going to be a revolution the whole time?]]

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** It's revealed that if Connor chooses to [[spoiler:go deviant that Cyberlife had planned on him becoming deviant the whole time and were planning on him getting involved in the android revolution so that they could stop it from the inside. This raises many questions and interpretations: Does Cyberlife know what causes deviancy and can "program" it into Connor, or were they planning on Connnor becoming deviant by being exposed to deviant androids? Were they fully prepared for Connor ''not'' becoming deviant but still succeeding in stopping the revolution as a Plan B, or was that a stroke of luck on their part? Is Cyberlife overall the true BigBad of the game, or just a company trying to cause do some "damage control"? And most thought-provoking: Connor was investigating deviants and programmed for deviancy ''before'' Markus came to Jericho and started the revolution, so did Cyberlife somehow know that there was going to be a revolution the whole time?]]


** It's revealed that if Connor chooses to [[spoiler:go deviant that Cyberlife had planned on him becoming deviant the whole time and were planning on him getting involved in the android revolution so that they could stop it from the inside. This raises many questions and interpretations: Does Cyberlife know what causes deviancy and can "programmed" it into Connor, or were they planning on Connnor becoming deviant by being exposed to deviant androids? Were they fully prepared for Connor ''not'' becoming deviant but still succeeding in stopping the revolution as a Plan B, or was that a stroke of luck on their part? Is Cyberlife overall the true BigBad of the game, or just a company trying to cause some "damage control"? And most thought-provoking: Connor was investigating deviants and programmed for deviancy ''before'' Markus came to Jericho and started the revolution, so did Cyberlife somehow know that there was going to be a revolution the whole time?]]

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** It's revealed that if Connor chooses to [[spoiler:go deviant that Cyberlife had planned on him becoming deviant the whole time and were planning on him getting involved in the android revolution so that they could stop it from the inside. This raises many questions and interpretations: Does Cyberlife know what causes deviancy and can "programmed" "program" it into Connor, or were they planning on Connnor becoming deviant by being exposed to deviant androids? Were they fully prepared for Connor ''not'' becoming deviant but still succeeding in stopping the revolution as a Plan B, or was that a stroke of luck on their part? Is Cyberlife overall the true BigBad of the game, or just a company trying to cause some "damage control"? And most thought-provoking: Connor was investigating deviants and programmed for deviancy ''before'' Markus came to Jericho and started the revolution, so did Cyberlife somehow know that there was going to be a revolution the whole time?]]


* {{Moe}}: Connor is considered to be this by many fans thanks to his good looks and adorable tics.

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Connor is considered to be this by many fans thanks to his good looks and adorable tics.tics.
** Alice is very sweet and adorable, to motivate players to protect her more as Kara.


** As a demo with Connor playable shows, the hostage, Emma Phillips, is a more straight example of a woobie. Yes, the family was planning to replace Daniel, but you discover during your investigation that Emma herself is not responsible; a video she took shows that she actually loved Daniel very much and thought he was cool. But because of her family's decision, this innocent little girl is being held hostage with a gun pointed to her head by her former friend, who is threatening to take her off the building with him and kill her. During the hostage situation, she's crying and pleading for her life.

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** As a demo with Connor playable shows, the hostage, Emma Phillips, is a more straight example of a woobie. Yes, the family was planning to replace Daniel, but you discover during your investigation that Emma herself is not responsible; a video she took shows that she actually loved Daniel very much and thought he was cool. But because of her family's decision, this innocent little girl is being held hostage with a gun pointed to her head by her former friend, who shot her father earlier and is now threatening to take her off the building with him and kill her. During the hostage situation, she's crying and pleading for her life.


** Unique to the game's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff impressive Russian fandom]], the "28 stab wounds" scene became one of the biggest fandom in-jokes and popular snowclone material. [[https://youtu.be/sieBxxwiQWU Feo reference, this is what the scene is like with Russian dub.]]

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** Unique to the game's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff impressive Russian fandom]], the "28 stab wounds" scene became one of the biggest fandom in-jokes and popular snowclone material. [[https://youtu.be/sieBxxwiQWU Feo For reference, this is what the scene is like with Russian dub.]]


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* {{Starboarding}}:
** As mentioned above, quite a few players come away with the belief that Simon has one-sided feelings for Markus, especially if players chose to romance North.
** Though debates over the relationship between Connor and Hank can sometimes get [[BrokenBase thorny]], some fans go for the compromise view of believing that the feelings are only romantic on Connor's end, thanks in part to the many HoYay-tastic lines coming from him about Hank combined with staff comments about how Connor [[IncompatibleOrientation might not be Hank's type]].

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** The Good Ending for Connor and Hank's storyline has [[spoiler:Hank waiting at his favorite food truck for Connor to arrive, before the two share a long look of understanding at each other and embrace]].


* CrackShip: For some inexplicable reason, shipping Gavin Reed with [[spoiler: [=RK900=], Connor's replacement,]] is quite popular despite them having ''zero'' interactions with each other. Considering [[spoiler:[=RK900=] can only show up in one of the possible endings and had only around a few seconds of screentime.]]

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* CrackShip: For some inexplicable reason, shipping Gavin Reed with [[spoiler: [=RK900=], Connor's replacement,]] is quite popular despite them having ''zero'' interactions with each other. Considering [[spoiler:[=RK900=] can only show up in one of the possible endings and had only around a few seconds of screentime.]]]] Most fanfiction gives them some kind of BelligerentSexualTension dynamic due to the way Gavin treats Connor [[spoiler:and [=RK900=] being an upgraded version of him]].



** Ralph, for being a BrokenBird [[TheWoobie woobie]].

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** Ralph, for being a BrokenBird [[TheWoobie woobie]].woobie]] with eccentric speech patterns.



* FanPreferredCouple:
** Connor and Hank is the most popular couple due to their BuddyCopShow dynamic, although quite a few also enjoy them for their father-son relationship elements as well.
** [[HoYay Markus/Simon]], due to some fans believing they had more chemistry than Markus did with North.
** Gavin/[=RK900=] is quite popular even though the two characters never even meet at any point. Most fanfiction gives them some kind of BelligerentSexualTension dynamic due to the way Gavin treats Connor [[spoiler:and [=RK900=] being an upgraded version of him]].
** Kara and Luther since they are perfect [[MamaBear mother]] and [[PapaWolf father]] figures for Alice despite their limited interactions.

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* FanPreferredCouple:
** Connor and Hank
FanPreferredCouple: Although Markus can only romance North, [[HoYay Markus/Simon]] is the most a lot more popular couple due to their BuddyCopShow dynamic, although quite a few also enjoy them for their father-son relationship elements as well.
** [[HoYay Markus/Simon]], due to some
fans believing they had more convincing chemistry than Markus did with North.
** Gavin/[=RK900=] is quite popular even though the two characters never even meet at any point. Most fanfiction gives them some kind of BelligerentSexualTension dynamic due to the way Gavin treats Connor [[spoiler:and [=RK900=] being an upgraded version of him]].
** Kara and Luther since they are perfect [[MamaBear mother]] and [[PapaWolf father]] figures for Alice despite their limited interactions.
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* OneTruePairing: At any rate, Connor and Hank is the most popular pairing in the fandom overall, due to their BuddyCopShow dynamic and the emotional core of Connor's storyline .



** Markus and Simon have a few scenes that come off as very romantic despite them only being friends and fellow revolutionaries. Even people who don't ship them have noticed how intimately they act in these few scenes, and it's caused many players to theorise that Simon was a possible love interest alongside North in some earlier draft of the game.

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** Markus and Simon have a few scenes that come off as very romantic despite them only being friends and fellow revolutionaries. Even people who don't ship them have noticed how intimately they act in these few scenes, and it's caused many players to theorise theorize that Simon was a possible love interest alongside North in some earlier draft of the game.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Connor's attempts at trying to strike up a conversation with Hank are endearingly awkward. Justified, as an android detective his skills at analyzing people don't translate well as people skills.


** [[BitchInSheepsClothing Zlatko Andronikov]] is a sadist who enjoys killing and torturing androids. Posing as a good Samaritan trying to help deviants find sanctuary, Zlatko invites various androids into his house so he can later erase their memories. Once he does, he either dismantles the androids and sells their body parts, or he keeps the androids for himself so he can mutilate their bodies for his personal enjoyment. When Kara and Alice arrive at his home, he attempts to wipe Kara's memories too so he can keep her as his slave, and tries to murder Alice as well. Despite knowing that androids are developing sentience, Zlatko doesn't care, and he willingly treats them all like nothing but toys or spare parts to make money off of.

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** [[BitchInSheepsClothing Zlatko Andronikov]] is a sadist who enjoys killing and torturing androids. Posing as a good Samaritan trying to help deviants find sanctuary, Zlatko invites various androids into his house so he can later erase their memories. Once he does, he either dismantles the androids and sells their body parts, or he keeps the androids for himself so he can mutilate their bodies for his personal enjoyment. When Kara and Alice arrive at his home, he attempts to wipe Kara's memories too so he can keep her as his slave, and tries to murder Alice as well. Despite knowing that androids are developing sentience, sapience, Zlatko doesn't care, and he willingly treats them all like nothing but toys or spare parts to make money off of.


** As mentioned above, Markus can lead protestors to sing a gospel song if he conducts a peaceful demonstration. [[spoiler:If public opinion is supportive enough for androids, President Warren will be so moved by the song that she will order the military to stand down]]. Silly in execution and somewhat illogical? Yeah. A moving scene that carries substantial emotional impact and serves as one of the most powerful moments in the game? Absolutely.

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** As mentioned above, Markus can lead protestors to sing a gospel song if he conducts a peaceful demonstration. [[spoiler:If public opinion on the androids is supportive enough for androids, high enough, President Warren will be so moved by the song that she will order the military to stand down]]. Silly in execution and somewhat illogical? Yeah. A moving scene that carries substantial emotional impact and serves as one of the most powerful moments in the game? Absolutely.


** As mentioned above, Markus can lead protestors to sing a gospel song if he conducts a peaceful demonstration. [[spoiler:If public opinion is supportive enough for androids, President Warren will be so moved by the song that she will order the military to stand down]]. Silly in execution and somewhat illogical? Yeah. A moving moment that carries substantial emotional impact and serves as one of the most powerful moments in the game? Absolutely.

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** As mentioned above, Markus can lead protestors to sing a gospel song if he conducts a peaceful demonstration. [[spoiler:If public opinion is supportive enough for androids, President Warren will be so moved by the song that she will order the military to stand down]]. Silly in execution and somewhat illogical? Yeah. A moving moment scene that carries substantial emotional impact and serves as one of the most powerful moments in the game? Absolutely.


* NarmCharm: Kamski's hairstyle (an undercut with a tiny ponytail/manbun), a hairstyle that grew in popularity among young men in the late New Tens to look more young and hip, which is mocked by Internet culture (usually towards [=YouTubers=]) for how pretentious and ridiculous it looks. Considering Kamski's characterization, some found it fitting for him.

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* NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
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Kamski's hairstyle (an undercut with a tiny ponytail/manbun), a hairstyle that grew in popularity among young men in the late New Tens to look more young and hip, which is mocked by Internet culture (usually towards [=YouTubers=]) for how pretentious and ridiculous it looks. Considering Kamski's characterization, some found it fitting for him.him.
** As mentioned above, Markus can lead protestors to sing a gospel song if he conducts a peaceful demonstration. [[spoiler:If public opinion is supportive enough for androids, President Warren will be so moved by the song that she will order the military to stand down]]. Silly in execution and somewhat illogical? Yeah. A moving moment that carries substantial emotional impact and serves as one of the most powerful moments in the game? Absolutely.


** Simon/Markus: Simarkus, Simkus, Sirkus, Sarkus, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Marmon]]... Just about anything that starts with "S" and ends with "kus" is on the table.

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** Simon/Markus: Simarkus, Simkus, Sirkus, Sarkus, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Marmon]]...Marmon... Just about anything that starts with "S" and ends with "kus" is on the table.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: The victim at the Eden Club [[spoiler:is supposed to be treated as horrible for abusing the machines and even basically killing one them, but there is nothing to suggest he knew that the androids could feel actual emotions. It is not at the point of the game where the question of if androids can feel is treated as a legit question by the general populace. Yet, the game treats him as horrible and unforgivable for engaging in his fantasies in what was intended to be a private and safe manner.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: UnintentionallySympathetic:
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The victim at the Eden Club [[spoiler:is supposed to be treated as horrible for abusing the machines and even basically killing one them, but there is nothing to suggest he knew that the androids could feel actual emotions. It is not at the point of the game where the question of if androids can feel is treated as a legit question by the general populace. Yet, the game treats him as horrible and unforgivable for engaging in his fantasies in what was intended to be a private and safe manner.]]
** Revolutionary Marcus. [[spoiler: The game makes it very clear that going for a violent revolution is the wrong choice. But at the same time, it doesn't really offer any good arguments against it aside from semi-empty platitudes in the vein of HeWhoFightsMonsters. Especially telling when Marcus chooses to vent his frustrations to Carl about how the humans humiliate the androids at every turn and now expect civility from them. Carl actually can't deny this and only admonishes Marcus for his hateful attitude. When Marcus asks if he doesn't have a right to be angry after what humanity has done to his people, Carl's answer once again is limited to criticizing Marcus' tone.
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** On the other side, a lot of players have no sympathy for the humans, due to them treating the androids like property at best and like slaves at worst. Even at it's most peaceful, no human will ever openly support the android movement until the very end. Many players even argue that a violent revolution would be justified, since trying a peaceful approach nearly always ends in humans pulling their weapons on unarmed androids. After all, why should the androids be understanding and kind when only some humans choose to be?

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* LoveToHate: Gavin is a humongous {{Jerkass}} who does nothing but harass and insult people around him... and that's the exact reason why he's one of the more popular minor characters in the game.

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