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Mix Ore is a 2013 horror game made by Charon in RPG Maker 2000. Unlike her other games, this is a Story Branching game with a horrible twist to it.

Kantarou is a young man who finds himself in a hospital bed and suffering from amnesia. He sees a girl sitting by his bed with a cup of a mysterious drink. Who is this girl and what relation does she have with Kantarou?

The game also received a Spin-Off called Millefiori, which builds upon Rikana's story prior to the events in the main game.

Tropes Used in Mix Ore:

  • Abusive Parents: According to the spinoff game, Rikana's father collected massive debts from illegal organizations (possibly the Yakuza) and vented his frustration on her. This, in addition to her brother's suicide and her mother's leave, drove Rikana to her criminal acts.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: On Day 4 for Nagisa's route, she tells Kantarou to marry her now that no one is in their way. One of the options for Kantarou when he reaches this piece of dialogue is saying "Heeeeelllll NO!" and she repiles by saying that she won't take "no" for an answer.
  • Big Bad: Depending on the route, whichever girl Kantarou chooses: Nagisa who kills his girlfriend Sanae, Rikana who cons him out of his money, or Ayano who seeks revenge on him for his harassment of her.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The True End for Millefiori has Rikana getting the money necessary to pay off her father's debt and can live a normal life now. However, she was willing to taking advantage of Kantarou's amnesiac state to obtain it and was unapologetic for her actions when he confronts her months later.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Rikana has blonde hair, Ayano has brown, and Nagisa has pink.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • This happens to Kantarou in every route. As far as he and the player know, he doesn't deserve any of the bad things that happen to him.
    • This happened to Ayano. Before Kantarou was hospitalized, he used to be a perverted jerk who sexually harassed her every day. It drove her to the point where she decided to kill him. However, she somehow failed and Kantarou survived. If her route is selected, she will attempt to finish the job.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The girls' color motifs are pink (Nagisa), blue (Rikana), and green (Ayano).
  • Cute and Psycho: Ayano. Once she reveals that she tried to kill Kantarou, she talks about how much she hates Kantarou and wants to kill him for all he had done prior to the game.
  • Downer Ending: Each ending results in something bad happening to Kantarou with the implication in the True Ends that he may not be done suffering yet.
    • Nagisa's True End results in Kantarou's girlfriend dying and the selected girl trying to pull a Murder-Suicide on both of them.
    • Rikana's True Ending concludes with the selected girl refusing to give back the money she conned him out of and Kantarou being so distraught over her pretense that he doesn't realize until it's too late that he ran into the street and was hit by a car.
    • Ayano's True Ending (that is if you played Kantarou as a nice guy) ends with Kantarou allowing himself to be killed and him thinking about what a horrible person he must have been to drive her to kill him. He will wonder how things would have been different if he was nicer to her.
  • Driven to Suicide: In two of the Bad Ends.
    • If Kantarou tells Nagisa that she's better off dead, she will kill herself in front of him.
    • In Rikana's Bad End, Kantarou decides to get hit by a car after he killed Rikana.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: If you look closely with each girl, the sparkle in their eyes will vanish in different points in the game. Often times, this is used to indicate their darker nature.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: Sanae. Her face is completely obscured by her bangs and it's never shown.
  • Four Is Death: On the fourth day, Kantarou or his selected girl dies in a horrible way. Depending on what happens, he might survive.
  • Genre Shift: "Millefiori" is surprisingly more comical and done more like a Slice of Life story with Rikana showing a softer side to her.
  • Heel Realization: In Ayano's True End, Kantarou seems to realize that he was such a terrible person to drive her to murder. One of his final thoughts before he blacks out is that they could have become a couple if things were different.
  • Here We Go Again!: A couple examples
    • In the True Ends, it ends with three words: I hear sirens.
    • In the Bad End for Ayano's route, Ayano is in the hospital after Kantarou tried to kill her and she now has amnesia.
  • Jerkass: The player can play Kantarou as a real jerk to all three girls. It won't matter at first, but Nagisa and Ayano's routes have different outcomes regarding Kantarou's behavior. Kantarou can tell Nagisa that she would be better off dead, which will lead to her violently stabbing herself in the stomach until she dies. Ayano's route reveals that because Kantarou was a perverted jerk to her, that was what led to her trying to kill him. If you look around the room during her route, you'll find proof of his perverted old life.
  • Karma Houdini: Almost every route has a character that gets away with their crimes.
    • In her True Ending, Rikana gets away with conning Kantarou out of his money. He doesn't have her arrested for impersonating his sister and taking advantage of him.
    • In Ayano's Bad Ending, Katarou seems to get away with attempting to murder Ayano.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Rikana. She claims to be Kantatou's little sister, but she just wanted a huge chunk of his fortune. When he confronts her about it, she drops the act and starts letting out a Cluster F-Bomb.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Each route provides a different story for Kantarou. In the strawberry milk route, he's an ordinary guy who has a girlfriend and is being stalked by a second girl. The reason why he suffers from amnesia is because he was attacked by the stalker. In the honey milk route, he's a rich orphan with a little sister and was hit by a car recently. In the café au lait route, he's a high school student (the soccer club captain) who was attacked by an unknown assailant and is being visited by his underclassman.
    • The Millefiori spin-off tries to connect the dots by saying that Kantarou was a rich orphan who was the soccer club captain and had a girlfriend.
  • Multiple Endings: There are two endings available for each route, which is the usual True and Bad End selection.
  • Murder-Suicide: Only two endings have this happen.
    • In Nagisa's True End, she stabs Kantarou and supposedly kills herself afterwards. However, the final line from Kantarou suggests that he survives somehow.
    • Rikana's Bad End unintentionally turns into this with Kantarou killing her and letting himself get hit to join her in death.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: In Nagisa's route, she kills Sanae in an attempt to have Kantarou all to herself.
  • Never My Fault: Rikana when Kantarou confronts her about her deceit. She insist that because he gave her the money, she didnít have to give it back. She also blames him for being easily tricked rather than take responsibility.
  • Odd Name Out: Kojirou, the male protagonist in the Spin-Off "Millefiori", is the first male lead in a Charon series that doesn't end with a "-tarou".
  • Only Six Faces: A meta example - Kantarou shares the same face as all of Charon's other protagonists, with different coloration for their hair and eyes.
  • Parental Abandonment: In Millefiori, this happened to Rikana since her mother left the family and her father may have committed suicide to escape from the illegal organizations due to the massive debts he owes. Also, Kantarouís own parents are nowhere to be seen, which wouldíve helped confirm the former that he '''had''' a sister...
  • Slasher Smile: Nagisa and Ayano sport rather terrifying ones in their routes.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Nagisa. She had apparently been stalking Kantarou for a while and confessed her feelings for him multiple times even though he had a girlfriend. After she sees him kiss his real girlfriend, Sanae, one night, her broken mind makes her believe that Sanae is the stalker while she is the girlfriend.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Inverted. Kantarou's little sister Rikana looks nothing like him, with her blonde hair and blue eyes. This is because they are not actually related, and Rikana is just out to get his money.
  • Society Is to Blame: Rikana tries to make this defense in her True End with her treatment of Kantarou. She thinks that because she was saddled with her fatherís debt that someone else should know how innocent people suffer through no fault of their own. It also crosses into Never My Fault territory as she chose to take advantage of him to pay off her fatherís debt and she blames Kantarou for trusting her.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: One of the Bad Ends in Millefiori has Rikana getting arrested if Kojirou chooses to give her Kantarou's passbook and stamp.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In each of the routes, Kantarou makes at least one idiotic decision that leads to his death. For Rikana's route, Kantarou doesn't at all suspect anything when the girl who is apparently his sister doesn't resemble him whatsoever, doesn't show a sisterly amount of concern over his hospitalized status, and asks him for a large amount of money only days later. In the route's ending, he allows himself to be hit by a car rather than making any attempt at getting his money back (considering she screamed out in public that she stole his money, and even may still possess his passbook and stamp, getting it back is not entirely implausible). In Ayano's route, he passively allows her to murder him without any resistance. In Nagisa's route, he doesn't seem to think there's anything bad that could come from hugging the murderous knife-wielding girl who's killed his girlfriend.
    • The same could be said for Rikana in her bad ending; she dies because she's vindictively taunting and belittling the guy who she just emotionally manipulated into giving her money next to a busy street. As a result, she gets pushed into traffic and is hit by a car, dying.
  • Together in Death: Nagisa tries to pull this in her True End and Kantarou might have done this in Rikana's Bad End.
  • Walking Spoiler: All of the girls have major spoilers regarding their presence in the story, which is why most of the tropes have the names marked.
  • Yandere: Nagisa. She stalked Kantarou for several days and even confessed to him a couple of times. One day, she saw Kantarou kissing Sanae, his real girlfriend, and she just broke. She sat outside, trying to process what she saw. Finally, she made a story in her head, believing that she was Kantarou's girlfriend and Sanae was stalking him. She attempted to kill Sanae prior to the game, but she accidentally attacked Kantarou. During her route, she takes advantage of his amnesia by claiming to be his girlfriend and going out with him.