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     Fridge Brilliance 
  • Dog Eat Dog provides some well-placed foreshadowing to the identity of the killer: all the suspects who have good cooking skills, like the killer, treat Jones to a carrot cupcake. However, while Gertrude and Desmond both ask him to try a cupcake from a large batch they baked, Margaret Littlewood is shown trying to give Jones only one specific cupcake, and keeps insisting that he eat it even after his refusal. In addition, right after he tries Margaret's cupcake, he says that her cakes are "to die for."
  • In The Secret Experiments, Alden Greene is sentenced to life imprisonment, yet is released on bail,allowing him to appear as a suspect later on. Considering that Criminal Case has, generally, stayed fairly true to reality this may seem particularly strange. However, at the end of the game, in Case 56, Milton Grimmes - the local prison warden - is revealed to be the killer and the leader of the Crimson Order, which Alden Greene is also part of. This explains how Alden Greene could be let out of prison so easily: The warden literally just let him go.
  • Hannah Choi, the tech expert of the Pacific Bay Police Department, hates Obstructive Bureaucrat Aicha Ben Malek for her overzealous work in deporting illegal immigrants in the name of making sure that immigrants have the proper documents to prove the legality of their stay. Later on, Hannah mentions that her parents came from North Korea, the most oppressive country in the world. This implies that her parents were defectors fleeing for their lives who may not have the proper documents to continue their stay in America, and the lingering threat of deportation could spell certain doom for the entire family.
  • The forensics expert of the Pacific Bay Police Department, Yann Toussanist, cares deeply of his family. He is on very good terms with his wife and children. This is because his parents were killed by a Serial Killer at the age of 14, teaching him the importance of family and the need to prevent his children from experiencing the same traumas he went through.
  • Frank, a grump who insults his teammates, doesn't hesitate for a second to defend Amy from her emotionally abusive mother. That's because he himself is a father, and would never imagine treating his daughters this cruelly, let alone allow someone else to treat their child that way.
    • He also doesn't take domestic abuse well, which makes sense since he wishes to make things right with his ex-wife, Karen.
  • In The End of the Night, Duncan Young gets angry when he demands Amy to bail him out of arrest after he has been protecting her all his life, which is easily interpreted as him being defensive like any other killer. However, this occurs right after Amy said that he killed Roberto Vasquez, who tried to kiss her against her will four cases ago. As Duncan is the only family member Amy trusted until that point, she most likely told him about the incident, which he eventually uses to invoke his Big Brother Instinct to unsuccessfully persuade Amy to let him go.
  • The Sting of Death has Frank lamenting that he has nothing left after his entire family dies, despite Amy and the player trying to convince him otherwise. He also happens to be the Butt-Monkey of the Pacific Bay PD who is often mocked, reprimanded and assigned some unpleasant punishments for bad behavior, and many of the suspects throughout the season treat him like crap, especially as opposed to the player and Amy when they deal with the same suspects. With all this in mind, it would make sense that Frank thought that he had nothing and no one left to live for after the loss of his family.
  • In World Edition, Elliot mentions that his home life sucked and that his parents had him sent away just so they could go on skiing vacations. Perhaps those experiences had caused him to distrust other adults as well as his parents, and would explain his apathetic attitude towards the older members of The Bureau.
    • It also makes sense that he likes Carmen and Lars better than the other members. Carmen is motherly towards him, like he wished his parents would be, and Lars likes joking around and acting wild, reminiscent of someone around Elliot's age.
    • He also frequently steps in to help out boys around his age with parental issues, such as Benjamin Scott or Baxter Fraser. It's likely that he dislikes seeing people his age in these situations, and wants to help them the best he can.
  • In the Sahara Region, Ingrid loses her Ice Queen persona after Ripley's supposed death, becoming impatient and irate. As it turns out, she had already lost her family in the past, and thus losing her trusted friend and chief wasn't something she would take very well.
  • It's unclear whether this was intentional or not, but there is some subtle foreshadowing to Warren Goodfellow's status as the Big Bad of the South Asia region. He had made two appearances before the finale, and both cases were easily the darkest episodes of the region, excluding the finale.
  • In East Asia, Obaasan had been upset at one of the murder victims, an adoption agency worker who she thought was destroying her family values. Obaasan, who turns out to be this region's SOMBRA agent, was in charge of gathering up orphans who would eventually become tools for the organization. Not only would an adoption agency worker disrupt that by putting orphans into families, but that particular one had noticed the disappearances of children throughout the region and was actively investigating it.
    • Similarly, K-pop star SILVERee was angry at said adoption agency worker for trying to have his songs banned from Chinese children's networks, claiming that she thought he was a horrible role model. It turns out that his music videos contain subliminal messages SOMBRA uses to brainwash children into becoming violent, and a ban on his music would prevent more children from falling victim to SOMBRA's schemes.
  • Angela's strict and professional attitude, especially at the beginning of the series, starts to make sense after she is revealed to be a SOMBRA mole in the Bureau. She probably didn't expect to be close to anyone on the team other than Lars, and was trying to keep her distance to avoid Becoming the Mask. Of course, after the player came along, it didn't last.
    • She also had a knack for photography, though Carmen notes that she wasn't too good at it. Maybe she started because it was a good way to send information to SOMBRA.
  • In Murder, He Wrote, Jack complains that Elliot needs to get out more often. Elliot has a good reason for staying indoors a lot, though; he's the Bureau agent who uncovers several new leads on SOMBRA, never quits until he gets good results, and is capable of hacking into any device they might need to store valuable information in. If he had been a field agent like Carmen or Jack, he would've been easily found out by the organization (especially since Angela had been feeding them information) and targeted due to his abilities. Not to mention the fact that the last time he directly encountered a SOMBRA agent, he was nearly killed/experimented on.
  • Lars's attempt to arrest Asal came out of nowhere and seems very out of character for him. However, he and most of the Bureau only know Asal for killing a SOMBRA agent, and poisoning Jack, then breaking his heart after dating him for a few months. Jack also happens to be the only person Lars could rely on for emotional support after Angela's betrayal, and Asal's treatment of him, plus her taunting the player about Angela's betrayal, was what drove Lars over the edge.
  • In The Darkest Hour, the one who kidnapped the president of the US for SOMBRA was none other than the vice president. There is a shooting while trying to capture her, and she dies. It may seem a bit dark and excessive, but things couldn't have really ended otherwise. She is, after all, the vice president. We can't simply have the Bureau detain her and Nigel Adaku sentencing her: things would have turned into a long and politically messy impeachment.
  • In Graveyard Shift, Annabel reveals that the Devil gave her the tools for her murder without payment because they pitied her situation (her boyfriend/the victim was cheating on her with multiple women). You find out that The Devil is William Oland, the local innkeeper who also acts as the bartender. In other words, The Devil gave her one on the house.
  • The Fairview Arc in The Conspiracy involves hunting down a serial killer who kills Fairview High parents with Rocket Cow, and every case has strong ties to the plot...except for the first case, in which the only tie to the serial killer plot is a missing shipment of amlodipine. However, this first case does tie into the plot in a very subtle way: Kit Partridge, the killer in this case, murdered Nathan after he refused to doctor evidence that would bail his son out of prison. Even after his son had done wrong, Kit was unwilling to punish him in any way, and even asks to join his son in prison after his arrest. Considering the Rocket Cow killer targeted parents who argued with their children in any way, Kit is a great example of the kind of parent the Rocket Cow Killer would approve of.
    • Similarly, the main plot of Fairview is the only one in the season not directly linked to the titular Conspiracy, which involves the earthquake and secrets revolving around the "satellite". At least, until the last few cases where Rozetta Pierre is discovered to be Denise Daniels's estranged daughter, who committed several crimes to finally earn her approval to no avail. Since the theme of Fairview's plot is hunting down a serial killer who targets parents estranged from their children, it also subtly foreshadows that the entire Conspiracy was caused by a very strained relationship between a mother and daughter.
  • There's actually a lot of foreshadowing to Louis Leroux being the last Ad Astra member. Being a news reporter would have easily allowed him to spin the story behind the meteorite crash (and similarly, explain why he was at the spot just when it happened) and Zoe's disappearance. Similarly, it also feels out of place that a journalist would ask for help behind the disappearance of Zoe, a social worker, would ask for help trying to find her rather than someone closer to her, such as her boyfriend Jones. That's because Ad Astra were responsible for kidnapping Zoe, and again, it would have been very easy for Louis to hide what really happened, which is why he disguised himself as her friend.
    • During Death in My Hand, Louis ends up being swindled out of an inside story of Dreamlife's dome. Louis brushes it aside, claiming the scientist he paid would have given him info anyway. It's very likely that Louis already knew what was going on inside, considering Ad Astra's leader, Rozetta, is one of his friends, and that Louis merely paid the scientist to feign ignorance.
  • In the Additional Investigation of Buzz Kill, it may seem odd that Annie Schmidt would use the DreamLife VR to date Ronald Rooney, considering the way he treated her in a previous case, saying she was too ugly to take a picture with him, but it's a VR. There's nothing stopping her from using the VR to create a Ronald Rooney who's nice to her, and straight, to boot.
  • When Otto Kessel first appears, his manner of speaking, while straight to the point, has odd sentence constructing and he sometimes asks if he's using the correct word, implying that he's foreign (it helps that his name is of German origin) but by his third appearance, he seems to be speaking perfect English with mostly correct syntax. When he reveals himself as being one of Denise's superhumans, he mentions that the longer he was out of the tank, the more aware he became of her abuse, making it probably his grasp of language improved outside of the tank.
    • In addition, his first appearance has him reject the victim's advances and gifts towards him because he isn't interested in romance. While it could initially be passed off as another example of All Love Is Unrequited, it makes a lot more sense when his final appearance shows that Denise had been sexually abusing and coercing him.
  • It would be more logical for Denise to use the serum on herself instead of creating a race of enhanced humans who could turn against her (which really happened). But remember that while the serum was vital to neohumans, it was lethal to both normal humans and neohumans prototypes (in the case of Rozetta). As the creator of the serum, Denise was well aware of its effects and preferred not to take any chances.
    • Knowing that Denise manipulated her DNA to create neohumans, it is possible that she had knowledge of how to be immune to the side effects of the serum. So why did she choose to create a race of improved humans instead of improving herself? Simple. Denise considered herself superior to the rest of humanity, and would try to prove this by showing that even without any enhancement, she would still be able to have the most powerful creatures on Earth under her control. In her view, if she can control the most superior beings in the world, she is the most superior being in the world.
  • In Blaze of Glory, Rita Estevez's Heroic Sacrifice involves her burning the neohumans with blue flames, before her brief powers overload and create an explosion that wipes out her and the rest of the neohumans. Said case's name is "Blaze of Glory", a term describing someone doing a dramatic act before the end of their career or life. Rita literally and figuratively went out in a blaze of glory.
  • Amy Young returns as the team coordinator in Travel In Time. It's easy to see why; In Season 2, Amy and the player character were responsible for saving Pacific Bay from being destroyed, with Amy being the one who killed Albert Tesla.
    • In addition, Amy also acts a lot sterner than her bubbly Season 2 self, particularly when Nebet joins the team. Considering Amy had to deal with Frank's betrayal and death in Season 2 as well as a huge Trauma Conga Line, it's understandable why she would act in a more professional manner.
  • Nebet's golden streak might as first seem like a case of Anachronism Stew, but considering that she's actually from an altered 2029 and was never a slave but a princess named Nefertiti, it makes sense.
  • Between World Edition and Travel in Time, Marina's outfit changes, not only to suit her switch from the Bureau to T.I.M.E., but it also shows some of her Character Development. Her outfit in World Edition conceals her scar (which was given to her by Jonah's assassination attempt on her), and for most of that season she had been cold and hostile towards Jonah, refusing to have anything to do with him. In Travel in Time, her scar is clearly visible, and she even proudly shows it off in Pride Comes Before the Fall to tell the others about how she met her boyfriend. At this point, Marina had been in a relationship with Jonah for over 10 years, and has since forgiven him for the attempt on her life (knowing that he defied orders and missed her on purpose).
  • Amy's initially acts rather cold towards Nebet, only giving in right before the time machine is fixed. While it initially appears as if Amy's simply following conduct, Amy also had to deal with people she trusted turning out to be anything but trustworthy, such as her brother Duncan and her ex-boyfriend Bobby, making it seem as if she didn't want to fall into the same trap again by immediately trusting Nebet.
  • Out of all the members of T.I.M.E., Amy and Jack have the worst reactions to being betrayed by Nebet. It makes sense, since not only have both of them already had to deal with the betrayal of someone on their team close to them (Frank and Angela respectively), but they also had the biggest role in dealing with the aftermath of it all. Amy was the one who accompanied the player to the Wastes to capture Frank, where they almost died from radiation poisoning and witnessed the deaths of both Frank and Karen. As for Jack, not only did he have to deal with the fact that Angela had stolen his gun to commit murder, but he also nearly lost his friend Lars to suicide due to Angela's arrest, and she'd come back during The Darkest Hour to try to kill the team with a bomb. The latest betrayal must've resurfaced some horrible memories for both of them.
  • Case 20 of Travel In Time is called "Fool's Gold." Aside from molten gold being the murder weapon, "fool's gold" is a phrase for something that looks good, but in reality isn't successful or high quality. This goes two ways in this case: The first is Ravi's plan to assassinate the pharaoh, in which he weighs the pros and cons before going with it and ultimately decides that it wasn't worth it, thus remaining loyal to the resistance and not giving in to the temptation. The second is Nefertiti/Nebet's plan to do the same thing, where she also hires the team to solve his murder and pin the blame on Ravi, in exchange for their freedom. However, unlike Ravi, Nebet was unable to see anything that could go wrong with her plan (namely, the fact that the team would never frame an innocent) and ends up paying the price for believing in its success.
  • In Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, Jack is disgusted that Zara had gotten into a physical altercation with the 17 year old victim, and later calls out Jorge de la Cruz upon arresting him. Jack's reactions are justified when you realize that in A Stab in the Dark, he had been shot trying to save Elliot, who was also 17, from a SOMBRA agent.
  • Since the Altered Present, Marina has seemingly been placed Out of Focus compared to the other members of T.I.M.E., something that a lot of fans have noticed and even Marina herself mentions at one point. In the final case of the season, she reveals that Amy had been dealing with anger issues because of Nebet's betrayal since Chief Scott was murdered, and she had been seeking regular therapy from Marina and asked her to keep this hidden from the rest of the team as much as possible. Marina's lack of appearances suddenly makes more sense-she's been spending much more of her time helping Amy and keeping her troubles confidential.
    • Not only that, but Marina is also the best person on the team to help Amy deal with unbridled anger towards someone, especially while holding a position in a highly respected crime force. Aside from being a trained psychologist, she's also been there before herself, back when she was investigating in Eurasia with the Bureau and was incredibly prone to anger around both Jonah and her mother.
  • Amy clearly looks up to Chief Scott a lot and considers him a great mentor, quoting him frequently throughout Season 6, crying upon seeing his body in the Altered Present and hugging him upon returning back to their correct time. In the past, everyone Amy has tried looking up to, such as her mom, her brother, or Frank, has betrayed her trust in such a way (the former being abusive and the latter two committing murder) that she had to disassociate from them entirely. Chief Scott is the only mentor figure Amy has who has never betrayed or disregarded her in any way, which is why she values him so much.
  • The West arc in Supernatural Investigations is the only arc that doesn't revolve around the underlying demon threat, instead focusing on hunting down a vampire seeking an invincibility elixir. Despite this, the arc subtly foreshadows the elements of the season's plot - The vampire seeks out various items for the elixir, similar to how the demons hunt down the keys to the Demon Queen's cage. The Arc Villain turns out to be Eric Zwart, whose motivation was driven by the death of his ex-girlfriend, similar to Jacob Arrow's defection to the Demon Queen due to her being encased in the body of his wife Lily.
  • Doubles as Fridge Heartwarming; In Case 13 of Supernatural Investigations, we meet Chief Arrow's mentor, who took him under his wing and kept him grounded after his wife was killed by a vampire. This is probably why Chief Arrow was willing to do the same for Luke, who was a delinquent on probation.
  • The victim of Case 14, Wyatt Ewing, had filed a restraining order against Zeke Davis since the latter discovered he was related to him. With the revelation that comes a case afterwards, Wyatt, for all his faults, had a good reason to reject a demon harassing him.
  • Zeke Davis is revealed to be the demon the team was hunting for in Case 15 of Supernatural Investigations. Said case takes place in Yellowstone National Park, an area known for having several sulfuric geysers. Befitting for a demon to appear.
    • In said case, he murders Annette by removing her heart, which seems rather redundant. The French word for heart is "cur", which is also the French word for "core", the same thing Zeke steals from the tree. Zeke likely removed Annette's heart to mock the werewolves' inability to defend the tree.
    • Similarly, in Zeke's first appearance in Case 6, he seems to be particularly intrigued by a crystal cave. The tree core that holds one of the keys is depicted as a turquoise crystal, much like the cave's crystals themselves. This implies that Zeke was already searching for the keys even before he encountered the team.
    • Aside from providing a sense of innocence, Zeke being an environmentalist also contributes to his true intentions. Environmentalists would typically have knowledge about the Earth's resources, which the demons intend to exploit by taking over earth.
  • Arthur Darkwood is a very popular horror novelist, and seems to know exactly what would entice and scare his readers. As a demon in disguise who has been around for at least decades and having fought in a civil war, he would be pretty knowledgeable on this kind of thing.
  • After Bob Nelson is revealed to be Hope Newman's actual parent, it seems weird that he would have a different last name than she does. However, Bob, as Rathimael, was trying to hide the keys to the Demon Queen's cage in plain sight-and probably gave Hope a different last name in order to disassociate her from him in case he got caught.
  • During the events of Case 29, it is revealed that Roxanne Vega excluded Wendall Goh, believing that his kind were demons themselves. Considering that it's revealed that Roxanne was willing to comply with the demons to wipe out other supernatural creatures, it seems to be an initial case of Roxanne Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. However, Wendall had killed her son Ronnie just eight cases earlier, meaning she's more likely angry about his presence.
  • While Mathison turning out to be a demon seems like it came directly out of left field, he did have a knack for suddenly appearing where the team happened to be throughout the season, and one of the abilities common to all demons is teleportation...
  • The Additional Investigation art for the last four missions of City of Romance feature a couple whose faces and features are completely obscured. This hides the fact that Cody and Eleonora break up and Carrie and Enzo end up being married.
  • During the final case of City of Romance, the player is visited by main characters from previous seasons, each representing the previous seasons of the game in a way: Jones representing the first season, Amy representing the second, Jack representing the third (and the sixth along with Amy), Amir for the fifth, and Gwen for the seventh. But what about Mysteries of the Past? It's represented by Jones's new girlfriend, Alessia Dupont, who is a descendant of Charles and Maddie and even brings up how the player knows about him.

     Fridge Horror 
  • In the Airport arc, we find out that Chief King's suicide was because the Crimson Order would kill Cathy if he were caught. This raises questions about the families of Alden Greene, Ashton Cooper, and Luna Hecate, all of whom were arrested for murder, as well as Jason Palms, Anakee, Herman Cavendish, Jenny Quaid, Constance Bell, and any other people who helped to take down the Crimson Order.
    • In the last case of Grimsborough, this is somewhat made better by the fact that All of the Crimson Order were locked up in solitary confinement for life, and the fact that Anakee is actually a restless Aloki spirit whose soul was appeased by the PC.
  • The final case in Rhine Canyon has the "weird guy" Randolph as the murder victim. After the investigation, Jarvis Donne was arrested for Randolph's murder, and during the trial, he claims that he was only trying to save Randolph by freeing him from his human body. Judge Dante doesn't believe him, of course, and sentenced him with 10 years of prison. The Additional Investigation then reveals that he was telling the truth, and Randolph really was an alien in human guise, and what Jarvis has done did not harm him in the slightest. This meant that Donne was imprisoned for a murder he didn't even commit.
  • At the end of Pacific Bay, Jack mentions that he's sure people have killed to gain a position in the Bureau. While that already raises some bad implications, it sounds even worse now that the player is aware of a SOMBRA mole in the Bureau, from an organization who's already killed several people.
  • Marina despises her mother and claims she can't be trusted, even before she's revealed to have betrayed COSMORUS to SOMBRA. Just what happened before the events of World Edition that made Marina hate her so much?
    • Travel In Time sheds some light on this, where Marina discovers that her late grandfather had hurled verbal abuse at Natasha when she was young, which likely prompted her to do the same thing while raising Marina. Considering how powerless Marina felt when this happened to her, could this same feeling also have pushed Natasha to become as power-hungry as she was in World Edition?
  • In Oceania, SOMBRA was revealed to have been experimenting on teenagers, and when that was discovered Elliot had been taken by a SOMBRA member who planned to ship him off to Indonesia. It's fortunate that Elliot was saved just in time, otherwise he might've been subject to horrific mutations as well.
    • This could be even worse when you realize how stubborn Elliot is. They might have been able to alter his body but he probably wouldn't have done what they wanted so he'd have been tortured or even killed for his defiance. It certainly wouldn't be the first time SOMBRA did that sort of thing.
  • In the last case of South America, El Rey reveals that SOMBRA's plans to spread chaos began ten years prior to World Edition, when he passed on his role of leader to a successor. That sounds ominous enough as is, but it gets worse if one remembers one minor detail back from the Sahara Region; Ten years ago, Elliot's parents started neglecting him and sending him off to boarding school just for the sake of vacationing somewhere. We never find out anything else about his family, but it's quite possible that Elliot's parents might've been SOMBRA agents, committing various crimes unbeknownst to their own son.
  • In the finale of World Edition, Angela is willing to blow up the entire Bureau with a bomb, and later dismisses Dupont as useless when he's dying. While this could easily be explained away by being imprisoned for being SOMBRA's mole, her newfound attitude puts the events of a previous case in a different light. When Elliot was kidnapped in Singapore, Angela was nowhere to be seen while the rest of the team is scrambling to save him. She might've responded to the kidnapping with the same callousness she had in the finale, implying that she never actually cared for the Bureau besides Lars, even after sharing fond memories with them.
  • In Case 38 of The Conspiracy, during the Additional Investigation Gabriel and the player are trying to help a still-depressed Julian Ramis apply to Grimsborough University, and find him up at a scenic viewpoint where they managed to uplift his spirits after they succeed with the application. Julian then mentions that he had thrown away the lucky charm given to him by his deceased father before the player gave him the good news, and the scenic viewpoint is pretty high up above the ground. Given Julian's history of depression and extremely rough past, there's the possibility that Julian might've considered ending it all before the player showed up.
  • During the Additional Chapter in Case 52, we see how Jones' mental state is so low, that he attempts suicide. It's scary enough that during this case, the game was giving you some foreshadowing, in the form of an innocent kind gesture of Gabriel, giving Jones a sedative so he could rest it up after his breakdown. The mere implication that Jones took Gabriel's sedatives without him knowing is just as messed up as it sounds.
    • And we are lucky as the player, that Jones decided to say goodbye and take the pills there immediately. If he would have taken them at home, God knows how much time it would take for the team to realize that he never went to work.
    • Another thing that is worth mentioning, is around how this game plays with reality. It takes from 1 to 3 hours for an overdose to take the entire body, shutting down the organs for good. How many hours do we have to wait for Amir to synthesize the Flumazenil? 3 hours in real life.
    • The last thing to mention in this case, is how realistic this is, in terms of how people don't realize someone's signs in time. We as the player, have seen him in his journey as a Police officer, ever since the first game. We saw: His attitudes toward people, mood changes when he is not being respected, How he pretty much wears his heart on his sleeve, The way some of his teammates (and even the chief) treated him, How his memory of his divorce quite still affects him, How we find out that he actually feels weak and underappreciated by the point that when he gets hypnotized, he almost kills the player, Seeing King's suicide.
      • And then you leave and come back years later finding a tamer Jones. You think he is better mentally, but it's the opposite. We find out that: He has been searching for his girlfriend Zoe Kuzama for months, without telling anybody, only to find her without memories, His anger issues come back, actually scaring his team, slipping while trying to maintain positive, then witnessing Zoe's trial and promising to destroy Dreamlife himself, showing reckless behavior and causing trouble to the Force, being suspected as a culprit later because he was too obsessed to prove that the victim wasn't a good person, almost leaving everything behind due for shame... and what does he get after all of that hardship? Zoe, the whole reason his behavior changed, dies. He didn't attempt just because of Zoe passing away. Zoe was the trigger. He attempted as a result of every single thing that happened to him compiled, causing a mess he felt he was the only one to blame, and pretty much couldn't be convinced otherwise, or rather no one told him that without another remark. He was showing signs. And we as the player and the entire team saw that unravel and yet, none of them and we realize in time until he was in the room and swallowed the sedatives because they didn't think that he would actually collapse like that. Heck, not even Gabriel, the profiler, the person who found out about Julian's depression and helped him through it and actually saw that Jones was suffering, thought that Jones would attempt. We saw everything. And we only acted, when we saw an action
  • In the Altered Present, Orlando is surprised by his husband being alive in this timeline, but having apparently never met him. He spends of the rest of the district in a grieving and depressive state, unable to find closure for it. Orlando mentions that his husband died years before 2029 in the original timeline, but what caused his death is never mentioned at all. It's entirely possible that Orlando is uncharacteristically depressed because he blames himself for Sirius's death, among the reasons mentioned In-Universe or he said things he wished he hadn't.
  • Nebet/Nefertiti's true personality is incredibly disturbing. She can go from sweet and charming in front of the team to completely sinister when their backs are turned, betray them without feeling remorse in spite of what they've done for her, and tries to dispose of her parents the moment she feels like they've wronged her. She also recklessly hires the team to solve her father's murder, thinking that she'll get away with it while throwing Ravi under the bus. On top of that, not even a skilled psychologist like Marina could tell that anything was off at first. Nefertiti is one of the most accurately portrayed and effective sociopaths in this game, one that could give Christian Bateman a run for his money.
  • After the team leaves the altered present, the Resistance against the Ptolemy Dynasty is still on the run from the guards, except now their long-time hiding place has been exposed, as well as their identities, and they had cut ties with Ravi after finding out about his dilemma. And there's not many places in the city they can run to to hide from a regime who'll stop at nothing until they're executed. For Isabelle and Sirius, the future (until the timeline is fixed) looks bleak, and Ravi has now lost both the Resistance and the Dynasty's trust, so it's very likely that he was caught and executed first...
    • It gets worse. Isabelle has to care for her six-year-old grandson, and now that she's on the run his life will probably be put at risk as well. As for Sirius, he has no idea that once the timeline is fixed, he'll be long dead before 2029, and he still isn't sure why Orlando kept avoiding him, something that's been bothering him since they first met in this timeline. The Resistance is in for a hard time...
  • In Case 20 of Travel in Time, the team is investigating Ramses XLIII's murder, and Shabaka mentions that her husband would send her and Nefertiti away so that he could have flings with the slaves in the palace. Before that, the player finds a hologram of the pharaoh getting too close for comfort to Ravi, who says that he'll do anything to prove his loyalty. Putting those two together, one can only imagine how far Ravi was willing to go to not blow his cover as a Resistance spy...
  • With the amount of changes that affect the team in the Altered Present, ranging from being murdered to having their entire family being different people, one has to wonder what became of almost everyone the Player encountered before 2029, let alone what will happen to the people encountered in the Altered Present once the original timeline is restored.
    • Case 31 gives some confirmation that Chief Scott is alive and Sirius is still deceased after the timeline is fixed, making it likely that the suspects encountered in the Altered Present merged in with their past selves.
      • However, Sirius is alive in the Altered Present and deceased in the regular one. How many of the others we met, such as the Resistance members, weren't actually alive in the original timeline?
  • The revelation that demons can perfectly disguise themselves as humans is pretty unsettling, as well as the fact that they can read minds. Just how many people walking around in plain sight in Criminal Case were demons in disguise? Especially since whenever the team encountered Zeke Davis and Reggie Pratt, they were barely distinguishable from actual humans, and both of them had been reading their thoughts and plotting against them the whole time.
  • In Case 20, the missing children are saved from Morgana Blackhawk's clutches and are taken home by Mathison. However, one of those kids is heavily implied to be Kevin Kelly, the son of Dan and Alice Kelly from Case 16. Fridge Horror sets in when you remember that not only are both of Kevin's parents dead, but his mother had been replaced with a golem who was deactivated in that same case. Uh oh...
    • [[Spoiler: And considering Mathison was actually a demon, who can be sure the kids were actually returned to their families and not turned into demon sacrifices, especially considering Kevin Kelly's situation?]]
  • In Case 29, Fabien has a very visible scar on his face that hadn't been there before. It doesn't seem too out of place until one remembers that his leader, Roxanne, had threatened to silence him for refusing to take her side along the evil demons-and she actually attacked him later on. She could've given him that scar in some way, and considering how hard it is to injure or kill a vampire, it wouldn't have been a pretty scenario...
  • From that same case, just the fact that some of the Hunters' main allies casually mention eating pickled human flesh is pretty disturbing. Especially coming from Zander (who is in a relationship with Priya and on very friendly terms with her teammates), Fabien (who was infatuated with Luke), and Avery, who is fully human herself in spite of being a witch and isn't even an adult. Although this isn't brought up very much during the main investigation, it's still horrifying to think about.
  • After Hope manages to slay the Demon Queen, its stated that the rest of the demons died with her due to them losing their source of power. This would mean that Reggie Pratt, Edwinata and George Mathison, three of Case 30's suspects, die offscreen, but there's nothing told about the non-demon Morgana Blackhawk or the state of the Netherworld. Essentially, it is possible that Morgana is imprisoned in a barren world without any escape. A rather disturbing fate regardless of the type of person she is.
  • Arthur is killed in Case 30 and isn't mentioned by the team at all after leaving the Netherworld. Unlike the other demons, who led rather low-profile lives, Arthur was a world-famous writer, and he often mentioned in the first half of the series that his fans were always looking forward to new content from him. It would only be a matter of time before someone discovers that Arthur had disappeared, and no matter how much they try looking for answers, no one would know what happened to him aside from the Hunters.

     Fridge Logic 
  • In Case 18 of World Edition, it is revealed that Natasha Romanova was the SOMBRA mole in Cosmorus all along. But then you remember that it was Natasha who hired The Bureau to investigate the Cosmorus mole in the first place. Why would she do that? If she hadn't, she probably wouldn't have gotten caught at all.
    • Perhaps it was an attempt to throw them off as soon as she could.
  • The plot of Mysteries of the Past is apparently told through the memoirs written by Charlie Dupont, an ancestor of Armand Dupont. However, Charlie is the victim of the final chapter, which begs the question of how the events of that chapter can be transcribed for the player character to experience.
    • Maddie and the MOTP!Player likely wrote about the case as Maddie is his wife and she was investigating the case. They probably did it to bring closure to Charlie's journal.

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