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Video Game / The Classroom Trilogy

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The Classroom is a trilogy of classic stealth flash games by Luksy, dating all the way back to 2006.

They follow an Ordinary High-School Student named Alex, who is a very poor student that needs to cheat off the one geek in his classroom to pass his tests. This involves evading the teacher's field of vision as he patrols the room, functioning pretty much like a Metal Gear Solid guard. The trilogy eventually starts growing a solid plot.

The Classroom 1-3 contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Realistically, at least one of the students would alert the teacher of the player's not-so-subtle cheating, but they're all basically props unless the plot needs them to be a distraction.
    • Also the teacher would easily notice that, even if the player is out of their line of sight, they would still notice that they are not in their seat when they check there (which they do semi-frequently) at least noting there's a seat with a test and no student in it.
  • An Aesop: The sequel ends with Alex deciding it's better to study than to cheat.
  • Big Bad: Mr. Henderson is this in the sequel.
  • The Bully: Alex is this to his geek(s), which explains why they let him cheat off of them.
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  • Cerebus Syndrome: The first game started off as innocent and lighthearted, when all of a sudden a student kills himself in front of everyone (although this is Played for Laughs), the classroom is bombed, killing everyone but Alex, two students, and the teacher, and then the classroom is shot up by one of the students, which Alex narrowly survives.
  • The Chick: Melanie, one-third of the cheating crew and who Alex hooks up with at the end.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Alex is blue, the students are green, the geek is yellow, the teachers are red, Samuel is peach, James is orange and Melanie is pink.
  • Crapsack World: Public suicides, terrorist bombings, horrific chemistry accidents, school shootings, mexican-standoffs in the bathroom, sociopathic teachers, and of course, cheating is all just a walk in the park in the highschool and university Alex attends.
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  • The Dragon: Samuel is this to Mr. Henderson after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Driven to Suicide: The first game is interrupted with one of the students crumbling under stress and jumping out the window.
    • Mr. Henderson is also overwhelmed with the stress of the standoff at the end of the sequel, so he jumps out of a window too.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Twice in the same game!
    • The first time happens just before the final test where Samuel reveals he is working with Mr. Henderson and betrays Alex.
    • The second time happens when Samuel's own gang betrays him to ally themselves with Alex at the end.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Samuel who betrays Alex, finds himself betrayed in a Mexican Standoff at the end of the sequel.
  • Made of Iron: Alex gets flattened by speeding a car at the end of the first game, but fully recovered (at least physically) by the sequel.
  • Marijuana Is LSD: Alex has a trippy, extremely vivid hallucination recreating the accident from the first game in the sequel after smoking pot in the bathroom with the crew.
  • Mexican Standoff: The crew all have their guns pointed at each other and Alex at the end of 2, and it ends when Alex suddenly reveals he's packing heat too and blows Samuel's head off.
  • Nonstandard Game Over: Go ahead. Stand next to the bomb in level 9 of the first game. See what happens.
  • No Peripheral Vision: The teachers have awful perception, put simply.
  • Sadist Teacher: Mr. Henderson is a massive Jerkass who straight up yells at students to "shut up" when their faces get mutilated by lab accidents.
  • Skewed Priorities: A student just committed suicide? The entire classroom just died in a bomb explosion? Meh, you still gotta finish the test because your teacher doesn't give a damn!
  • Speaking Simlish: Unimportant dialogue utilizes this, but plot-related dialogue doesn't for obvious reasons.
  • Sucky School: See Crapsack World for a description of the quality of Alex's schools.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Samuel is revealed to be working with Mr. Henderson.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: The last level of the first game is entirely different; you're running from an Ax-Crazy school shooter.
  • Villain Protagonist: The goal of the games is to cheat tests, the third game even reveal that the protagonist is a bully to the geek.

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