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The Risen

The fifth round of Trustfell.

Warning: all spoilers are unmarked.


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Trial eight has a short derail where the group debates whether the non-human victim can bleed.
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  • Central Theme: Even in a horrible place, bonds and compassion are worth believing in.
  • Dies Wide Open: Danny always checks corpses for this due to his fixation with eyes.
  • Dying as Yourself: Nozomi wants to do this once she's found out at the fifth trial, as she's a Zombie Infectee. Sadly, she doesn't get that option.
  • Four Is Death: Ryouji, associated with death in his home canon, is in room number 4.
  • Friend or Foe: The betrayal in the Risen's past turns out to have been friendly fire. No wonder the suffering they need involves people killing their friends.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: One narration joke calls "Resident Corpsetoucher" this.
  • Grand Theft Me: The Risen regularly possess the Transmitter's body, and their plan is to steal the bodies of the Patients for themselves.
  • Hospital Hottie: The alternate outfit this time is skimpy nurse outfits few but the fanservice characters actually like.
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  • I Lied: The Risen betray the mole by letting Rin be killed when protecting her was Sakura's "payment" for selling the others out.
  • Leonine Contract: The Risen start the final trial knowing well that they have the upper hand, holding the Patients' freedom above their heads. The Patients turn it around on them: they have access to empty bodies that don't belong to anyone, so the Risen won't have to run countless games to break people's spirits and hijack their bodies. Making the deal more even is key to getting everyone a happy ending.
  • Light Is Not Good: The hospital they're trapped in is called Beacon, after all.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: Arietta receives an unaddressed love letter from Ryouji out of the regain-filled vending machine. Cue Luminescent Blush and awkward rejection when he technically didn't even send it to her but would have gladly done it anyway.
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  • Mouth Stitched Shut: The case seven victim is found this way.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Initial announcements made it look like the Transmitter was the mastermind. Instead, she's a sympathetic NPC with her hands tied to work for the real masterminds.
  • Ominous Fog: This and a neverending snowstorm are the only things visible through the window.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: The media room screens use these when motives come along.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with Matou Sakura and Kashima Sakura.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Madison hits the computers when she discovers that they don't work.
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: Has to be done to zombie Wesker and Nozomi.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Rin isn't great at explanations.
    Rin: A mortar and pestle. There should be one in here somewhere, but I can't find it... I thought it might be on a high shelf where I can't see.
    Ryouji: I've got it! (beat) What does it look like?
    Rin: Like a mortar and pestle.
  • Snow Means Death: The only thing the ill-fated patients can see out the window is an unending blizzard.
  • The Stinger: One last prompt appears on the ending log after nearly everything else has been wrapped up. We learn that not only is R2 set after R1, it actually starts right around the end of R5.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Wheatley starts calling Tsubasa's Superpowered Evil Side "Asabust," a slight variation on this.
  • Survivor Guilt: Corrin harbours this for Felicia, and demands of Arietta why she didn't target Corrin herself instead.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Though Asgore resisted this option when he was on the other side of it in canon, in the final trial, he succeeds in talking the Risen/Sunken out of Alex's body without a fight, with the help of the rest of the survivor pool.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Corrin says this about her own duty to search Felicia's room after she dies, due to Corrin's perceived failure to protect her.
  • Trail of Blood: It's very common this round to find these leading to where a body's been dumped.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: "Michaela" and "Glory" are designations that two user groups gave to the same AI.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Rin runs into the washroom after finding the first victim's body and is implied to hurl in there.
  • Water Is Air: In the final investigation, a room fills with water but would have been breathable even if the two investigating had had to worry about that sort of thing, and the physics still don't resemble water's at all.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Rin believes that Lovecraft is the author he's named after and therefore must be a Servant.

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