- Invoked in "The Licking Woman". The protagonist meets someone who provides a chemical that should prove fatal. When the plan is carried out, the protagonist notices that the licking woman's spectacles are the same as the stranger's, and wonders if it was a suicidal cure.
- It's later shown that the woman's "tongue" wasn't really a tongue at all, but a parasitic monster that inhabits people's mouths. Read between the lines, and it's implied that the woman was attempting to kill herself to prevent the monster from committing any more murders.
- At the end of "Layers of Fear", Reimi is still mentally a child. This implies that she cannot progress forward, and her future has quite literally been ripped away from her.
Fridge / Junji Ito