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    You 
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This is you, as a kindergartner. Complete assignments, accumulate wealth and unlock special items as you solve the mystery that dwells beneath the school.


  • Apocalypse Maiden: You can (accidentally) become a kid variant in the Talisman Ending.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: You give one to Miss Applegate should she poison your lunch.
  • Go for the Eye: If you choose to use the knife on your classmate, you will automatically stab the victim in the eye.
  • Henpecked Husband: Doable if you play house with Cindy, possibly going through the entire scene just answering "yes dear". It's highly recommended not to break the mold, lest you face the consequences.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: If you're careless in ratting a student out, this can happen to you. If Cindy is present when you present a dead dog in Nugget's cave to Ms. Applegate, she will be enraged thinking you've killed hers and will kill you. And then Ms. Applegate will give her a gold star for getting rid of you.
  • Knife Nut: You can obtain a knife in the game to directly kill people.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Collecting all of the Monstermon cards will trigger the Apocalypse with you and Nugget as the sole surviors.
  • No Name Given: Everyone refers to you as "kid", even the other kids.
  • Playable Character: This is the character you are controlling.
  • Teacher's Pet: You may opt to play as one, helping the teacher eliminate the rest of the students while earning gold stars and eventually, a Lunch Pass in the process.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can get your classmates into trouble which would lead put them in harm's way, if not result in their deaths. As mentioned above, you can also snag the knife from Buggs' cubby and perform the killing personally.
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    Cindy 
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The pretty girl in school. If you agree to put gum in Lily's hair, she will let you play with her as her boyfriend.


  • Alpha Bitch: Of the two girls, she's the domineering one.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: She isn't exactly the best girlfriend, constantly manipulating you and willing to stab you in certain circumstances.
  • The Bully: She's a nasty Alpha Bitch towards Lily.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: As bad as she is, she seems to genuinely care for her dog, Biscuit. Finding out what happened to him triggers a Roaring Rampage of Revenge (though sometimes misdirected if you play your cards wrong).
  • The Fake Cutie: Describes herself as the sweetest girl in school, though nobody is fooled by her ruse.
  • False Rape Accusation: If you don't agree that she's the smartest, prettiest and nicest girl that she claims herself to be, she will scream rape in an attempt to get you into trouble.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has a pair of them tied to the sides.
  • Girly Bruiser: For a cowardly girl who manipulates people into doing her dirty work, she can become a Combat Pragmatist if she gets too mad.
  • Hate Sink: She's a bullying, controlling, bratty little snot and easily the most despicable character in the cast. It's downright cathartic to watch her get blood dumped on her, if you do it to her instead of Lily, that is.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her accusation of rape will only lead to her "expulsion" if you can provide proof that she's lying.
  • Jerkass: Very much established when you first talk to her, where she offers a relationship with you for putting gum on Lily's hair.
  • Knife Nut: Depending on your route, she will stab you with a knife.
  • Lack of Empathy: She shows not an ounce of guilt even after she drives Lily to suicide.
  • Look Both Ways: If you dump blood on her instead of Lily, she runs into the street and gets hit by a car.
  • Man Bites Man: If she finds out that the Janitor killed her dog, she will bite his ear off before tearing out his entire head.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Wants to stick gum on Lily's hair because her brother Billy broke up with her.
  • Woman Scorned: Only that with her ex gone, she is targeting his sister.
  • You Keep Using That Word:
    • Tends to cry rape to get boys into trouble for refusing her relationship. The principal suspects that she doesn't even know what that word means.
    • She is vegan, but she only guesses which food counts as such.

    Jerome 
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The cool kid in school. Son of the principal, he initially refuses to talk to anyone not cool enough, but if you offer him a yo-yo, he will request you to help him take back his laser-pointer confiscated by the janitor.


  • Fascinating Eyebrow: His sprite is constantly making this expression.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not a nice guy when you first meet him, but go to the absolute lengths to help him and he'll consider you cool. Even if you fail to get his laser pointer back when (for all he knows) you did all you could, he doesn't hold it against you and even lets you keep the principal's pass.
  • Offing the Offspring: If you reveal that the Principal Pass is from Jerome, he'll get in trouble with his dad, the principal - and get to be on the receiving end of this trope.
  • Token Minority: Is the only kindergartner who is black.

    Buggs 
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The bully in school. If you bring in too much cash, he will demand half the amount from you. But if you refuse to team up with the teacher to get rid of you when offered, he will grow respect of you and will request you to help get rid of the teacher before she gets rid of them.


  • Alcoholic Parent: His father was implied to be one as he reminisces his mother using a breath analyzer on him, should you bring that item to him at recess.
  • The Bully:
    • Would steal half of your money if you come to school with more than 3 dollars as well as beat you up depending on your route.
    • He also flings slop at Nugget at lunchtime.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: You're not winning fights with Buggs.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left him.
  • Fat Bastard: He's as thick as he's mean.
  • Food as Bribe: One of the few ways to get him to eat a spiked nugget is to offer him a donut.
  • Freudian Excuse: Became a bully to cope with his father leaving him.
  • Knife Nut: He keeps one on standby, in paranoia of authority figures trying to kill him.
  • Pet the Dog: Succeed in his route and he lets you keep Applegate's phone out of respect.
  • Properly Paranoid: Tells you about how scared he is about getting expelled in his route. Considering that expulsion usually involves a bullet to the head, he's pretty much got every right to be.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: If you feed him Nugget's highly-potent poison nugget, he will vomit on Nugget's timing before falling to the ground.

    Nugget 
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The weird kid in school. He has no friends aside from the former student Billy, but if you offer him a flower, he will start the Five Nuggets of Friendship quest with you.


  • Berserk Button: If you throw something into his Nugget Cave without his consent, he will then throw you down into the cave.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Rather throw himself into Nugget Cave than let the teacher do it.
  • Bottomless Pits: Digs the Nugget Cave in the sandbox so deep, even Ms. Applegate couldn't see its bottom. To enter alive, Nugget must first empty a load of nuggets to cushion the landing.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is often ridiculed by other characters.
  • Creepy Child: He barely had friends as they had to go through Five Nuggets worth of trails to forge a friendship with him. He is also tends to have harmful behavior such as digging a hole so deep in the sandbox, children have died falling into the hole.
  • No-Sell: Somehow, he is unfazed by getting stabbed in the head.
  • Poison-and-Cure Gambit: Poisons you when you befriend him during the Teacher's Rat quest. Nugget will cure you at lunch if you help him poison Buggs.
  • Schmuck Bait: If you talk to him during recess and you aren't his friend, he'll ask if you want to see the Nugget Cave. Take up his offer, and you hop into the pit, dying on impact. Refuse his offer the first time, and he'll attempt to tempt you by sparking your curiosity. Continue to refuse and he'll give up, saying you'll have to go down there eventually. He's right, but not in the way you're thinking.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Despite looking looney, he can write something that's reasonably readable, and he can create poison to spike his nuggets with as well as control its potency.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Has poisoned nuggets to kill those he offers to. Prove your friendship to him, he'll give you the antidote.
  • Third-Person Person: Speaks this way, unless he has taken an anti-trauma pill which makes him talk normally.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: As his name suggests, chicken nuggets. In fact, that might be how he got his name.

    Monty 
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The smarty-pants in school. He buys and sells things in school, including a copy of a key to the principal's office, as long you provide its mold as a reference.


  • High School Hustler: A kindergarten version as he's the only one to come to for buying and selling things as well as capable of doing certain actions when doing a quest for a fee such as reading notes.
  • Out of Focus: Receives the least amount of focus in the first game compared to the other kindergarteners. His own storyline is basically just a fetch quest to set up Lily's storyline rather than focusing around him.
  • Not Quite Dead: Manages to survive being beaten by the janitor when it had killed you instantly. He remains twitching on the floor, with the Janitor estimating that he'll recover in a year or two.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the one you turn to if you need to read something. He's also the person you go to to buy and sell things, and he takes special requests such as molding a key.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears specs, and he's the only kid who can read.
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    Lily 
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The second girl in school. She is worried about her missing brother Billy. If you bring a combination of special item, you may be able to help her get to the bottom of this.


    Billy (SPOILERS!) 
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The missing kid who was apparently expelled from school. His sister, Lily, has not seen him ever since.


  • The Ghost: Before you start a day dedicated to helping Lily, he's presented as a mystery former student.
  • He Knows Too Much: The real reason behind Billy's disappearance - he walked in on the janitor disposing of a monster corpse, and was subsequently chosen to be the headmaster's first human guinea pig.
  • Posthumous Character: The bloodied shoe and finger in the toilet implies that he was killed, but it's subverted in that he was captured by the principal to be experimented on.
  • Only Friend: To Nugget, and his disappearance really does a number on poor Nugget's psyche.

Faculty

    Ms. Applegate 
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The teacher of the school. She doesn't like the students she teaches. If Buggs rob you of your money, you can tell on her and team up to expel him. After that, she offers you gold stars for eliminating the rest of the students.


  • Evil Teacher: If you successfully get rid of Buggs,she will then bribe you to eliminate the other students. She also wants to start a kiddie fighting ring.
  • Food as Bribe: She will let her students off the hook if offered sweets like a donut.
  • Functional Addict: Downplayed that there is only one time where her addiction to principal's pills affect her overall performance. It is during morning time, where she is lenient towards you raiding your classmates' cubby.
  • Gag Boobs: Has very large breasts.
  • Gainaxing: Her assets bounce independently of her animation. The janitor even calls her "Ms. Jigglytits".
  • Grammar Nazi: Justified since she's a teacher. If you ask her if you "can use the bathroom" she gives the typical response: "I don't know, caaaaaaaan you?"
  • In the Back: To kill Applegate, you have to get her to turn her back before stabbing her with a knife.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Inverted, she actually does teach Kindergarten but she has no business doing so with her sadism, depravity, hatred towards her students, and her willingness to murder said students directly or indirectly. She shouldn't be teaching at any grade level!
  • Punch-Clock Villain: While she does do some bad stuff, if she has little to no reason to continue teaching, such as there being no students to teach or no principal to get paychecks from, then she books it.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: If you refuse her offer to eliminate Buggs, then use the Lunch Pass, she will poison the silly meal before presenting it to you.
  • Two-Teacher School: Not even two—she's the only teacher in school.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As mentioned prior, she is willing to poison food or kill you in an explosion. She's also guilty of this by proxy as well, by giving you the advice and tools to kill your classmates, sending you to the principal with full knowledge of the consequences, and standing by when you're being murdered by Buggs.

    Janitor 
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The Janitor of the school. He's prone to violence as his go-to solution. He sells "biscut" balls during lunch that are made from Cindy's dog. Don't take his warnings lightly.
  • Ax-Crazy: He can and will beat children to death with Mr. Sweepy the mop for a variety of reasons.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Pointing out his mistakes will make him trash the offending kid back in rage.
    • Going into his closet also makes him furious.
  • Companion Cube: It's implied that he considered his mop as a close friend, as during the Talisman Ending, he had his final words with "Mr. Sweepy".
  • Crusty Caretaker
  • The Dragon: He seems to be the only person who knows about the principal's experiments and is in charge of disposing of monster bodies.
  • Ear Ache: Cindy bites off his ear if she finds out he killed her dog.
  • I Call It "Vera": Calls his mop "Mr. Sweepy".
  • Made from Real Girl Scouts: The janitor's "Biscut Balls" are made from Cindy's dog "Biscuit".
  • Mystery Meat: The Biscuit Balls he sells at lunch until you uncovered its ingredients in his closet.
  • Noodle Incident: He can't be closer to a child than one mop's length because of this.
  • Off with His Head!: Cindy tears off his head if she finds out he killed her dog.
  • Serious Business: Will beat to death anyone who tries to correct his spelling.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no problems stabbing children repeatedly with his mop when they annoyed him too much.
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    Hall Monitor 
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An older kid who patrols the halls of the kindergarten. He takes his job seriously and will report you for being in the hall without a pass. He regularly smokes in the restroom.
  • Every Man Has His Price: You can bribe him with cigarettes if you go into the bathroom during lunch.
  • Gonk: His large forehead and underbite makes him look like a caveman. That smattering of acne isn't doing him any favors, either.
  • Teens Are Short: The acne on his face implies that he's a teen, and as a person around that age, he is shorter than the adults in school.

    Lunch Lady 
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The lunch lady at the kindergarten. She serves slop during lunch, you don't know what's in it and neither does she. She has trouble reading the lunch menu due to bad eyesight.
  • Blind Without Them: Downplayed in that without her specs, she wouldn't be able to read clearly.
  • Mystery Meat: Provides slobs for the kindergartners at lunch without even knowing its ingredient.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the staff. She's the only one who doesn't seem to be secretly sadistic, and most of her interactions with the player are helpful. Not quite coincidentally, she's also the only member of staff that can't directly or indirectly kill the player.

    Principal 
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The principal of the kindergarten. If you misbehave, chances are you'll be sent down to his office one way or another, even if you weren't caught. His favorite means of discipline is a pistol shot to the head. Lily seems to believe he has a connection to Billy's disappearance...
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Don't have anything for Show n' Tell? Enjoy being expelled.
  • Drugs Are Bad:
    • How bad? Well, according to him...
      Principal: I can put up with a lot in this school. Missing children, violence, a janitor with a questionable past...But the one thing I will not stand for this school is DRUGS!!
    • That said, he gave pills to children that gives them relaxing effects, and you will eventually uncover the shady origins of those pills.
  • Hand Cannon: His guns are very large and almost as long as his arms. They somewhat resemble Smith & Wesson 500's.
  • Handguns: Uses one as his Weapon of Choice in dealing with troublesome students.
  • Hypocrite: Despite his stance on drugs, he is the one who gives Nugget his pills and can even give you pills depending on your choices.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: If you're sent to his office for having a knife, he will demonstrate why guns are better.
  • Offing the Offspring: Jerome not being seen again after getting into trouble implies that even he will not be spared from his...corporal punishment.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is willing to shoot children in their faces without any qualms, including his own child. He also blows them with bombs he hands to them if they say something they shouldn't.

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