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Little Red Riding Hood's Wolf (Akazukin no Ookami) is a mystery/horror RPG created by Haneda with Wolf RPG Editor.

Rosetta was just a shy little girl who lived with her grandmother Mary. However, Mary was murdered by a mysterious person and the killer is scot-free. While looking in the house for clues, she meets a boy named Camille, who wants to pay respects to the deceased Mary. While at first Camille seems to be suspicious, turns out that while Rosetta is an extremely shy and mild-mannered girl, when feeling threatened, she turns into her Split Personality Ster, who is much more aggressive and direct. Together, they must find the real Perpetrator.

Little Red Riding Hood's Wolf contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Rosetta's father was one, which made her develop a second personality.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Camille is the game's version of The Big Bad Wolf, but instead of a predator, he is an optimistic and friendly youth who actively struggles against his violent urges and befriends Rosetta instead of attacking her.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Perpetrator is the game's version of the Woodsman, but while the original character was a hero who saved Red and Grandma from the Wolf, this version of the character is a delusional murderer who is the one who killed Rosetta's grandmother.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The Perpetrator looks male, yet has a quiet-and soft spoken voice, combined with femenine pronouns.
  • Ax-Crazy: Ster. Or so it would seem. The Golden Ending reveals that Ster merely carries out the wishes of Rosetta. They started having this after killing Rosetta's father.
  • Big Bad: The Perpetrator is the killer of Mary, Rosetta's grandmother, and wants to kill Rosetta herself to get her eyes and give them to The Master, a stuffed bunny the Perpetrator thinks is alive.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In the Omake Room, Ster comments that Camille's situation in the Golden Ending is not a good one, since with Mary dead, the medicine which calmed his feral instincts is gone as well.
  • Companion Cube: The Perpetrator and his stuffed bunny, whom her refers as his master.
  • Cute and Psycho: Cute while Rosetta and straight-up psycho when Ster. Or so it seems at first.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Yes, the wolf’s name is really Camille. It seems to be a pun of the word “ookami”, which means “wolf” in Japanese.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Camille is half human, half werewolf.
  • Happily Adopted: The later part of the game reveals that Rosetta was an orphan adopted by Mary.
  • Eye Scream: The Perpetrator's motivation for killing Mary was that his Master wanted his lost eyes back, which happen to be Rosetta/Ster's eyes. In a Non-Standard Game Over, he succesfully rips off Ster's eyes in order to give them to the Master.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Apparently, the Perpetrator was isolated for so long, that he started to talk to a stuffed bunny and believing it to be his boss.
  • Gollum Made Me Do It: After the Perpetrator is caught, he tried to blame his Master (actually a stuffed bunny) for his crimes. Of course, Ster doesn't believe him, and makes him accept that the Master was just a Companion Cube that became a Split Personality.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Academy that all the characters attended is indicated to be responsible for the Perpetrator's violent insanity, but they never appear and are in the background.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Mary wrote some picture books about the Interspecies Romance of Camille's parents. Since Camille is an orphan, he reads them as a reference of how his parents were.
  • I Will Wait for You: Camille still lives in his parents' old abandoned cabin, hoping that his werewolf mother would come back one day.
  • Killer Rabbit: The Master, according to the Perpetrator.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: "Rosetta.....r o s e t t a....r s e t.....s t e r.....Ster..."
  • Multiple Endings:
    • The Forest Wolf: Camille is victim of his wolf impulses and tries to attack Rosetta. She escapes the house and burns it to the ground with Camille still inside, vowing to never return to the forest again.
    • A Pitiful Wolf: Camille returns to his senses for a while and begs Rosetta to leave the house before he could hurt her. She leaves the house, worried that hunters will come to attack him later and realizing how lonely Camille truly is.
    • The Shadow Wolf: While escaping the Werewolf!Camille, Rosetta hits her head. Camille returns to his senses and apologizes for hurting Rosetta. Her violent Ster personality takes over and murders him with a crowbar.
    • The Wolf of Darkness: If Camille doesn’t find the knife in the well, he finds a severed hand in the attic. Before he could do something, Ster appears and kills him from behind.
    • The True Wolf: Camille can’t find Rosetta’s medicine in time and is killed by a berserker Ster.
    • Wolf of the Stars: Ster decides to take Mary’s medicine, which will erase him from Rosetta’s mind. Camille burns down Grandmother’s house on Ster’s orders, the perpetrator escaped and Rosetta is now an Empty Shell.
    • Little Red Riding Hood’s Wolf: Camille destroys the medicine, thus stopping Ster from erasing himself from Rosetta's mind. The perpetrator is caught and Rosetta/Ster convinces him to atone for his sins. The Stinger shows Camille visiting his mother's grave and since Rosetta lives happily now, Ester remains dormant in Rosetta’s mind.
    • It Was Yet Another Wolf: It's a flashback of how Mary and J met in their youth.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different:
    • Because he's 1/4 werewolf, Camille is not capable of shapeshifting into a wolf. He also has wolf ears he cannot conceal and only becomes violent whenever he sees blood.
    • Averted with his werewolf mother. She was capable of shapeshifting; but can make herself appear human in order to hide among humans who would otherwise fear and kill her.
  • Parental Substitute: Mary was this to Rosetta and Camille, though separately.
  • Please Keep Your Hat On: Camille wears a hat to hide his wolf ears.
  • The Pollyanna: Camille is a male example. He remains optimistic and even tries to befriend the agressive Split Personality that tried to kill him a while ago, though there are signs that he isn't really this, but a Stepford Smiler.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: What Ster actually is. His crimes are only done to make Rosetta happy.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Ster (who identifies as a male personality) lives in the body of a frail little girl, is passionate, aggressive, rough and cares about no one but Rosetta (though he comes to care for Camille as well). Camille is a huge, physically powerful man who's also a werewolf. However, he is extremely gentle, refuses to fight to defend himself, and adores cute things. Together, the pair become Vitriolic Best Buds, with Camille trying to get Ster to care more about others and Ster getting impatient with Camille caring too much.
  • Shrinking Violet: Rosetta, who keeps her head down at all times, hardly ever initiates conversation and never raises her voice.
  • Shout-Out: The Bonus Room reveals that Rosetta and Ster are based on Diavolo and Doppio from Jojos Bizarre Adventure, with a split personality who's mainly devoted to the original one....and one of them acting like a violent thug.
    • Camille expresses confusion over the word "newtype". This is a reference to Zeta Gundam, whose protagonist is named Kamille.
  • Split Personality: Rosetta has a second personality called Ster, who's an aggressive psycho. They seem to take turns controlling the body, and they're also aware of the other's thoughts even when the other has taken over. This was caused by their traumatic childhood past and Rosetta depends on Ster to murder people.
    • Also, the Perpetrator and his stuffed bunny share this. It's complicated.