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In the average RPG, you can casually enter peoples' homes, break valuable objects for what's inside, and take their stuff, and they'll be totally okay with it.

Well, not this time. In fact, Petula is PISSED that the heroes did just that. They made off with a pendant of hers, and she wants it back. And no matter how far she has to go, she will catch up with those heroes and get it back.

You Are Not The Hero is a game by ToMorning Productions. It was funded on Kickstarter on October 15th, 2013, just three days after its launch. It was released on Steam on June 2nd, 2015.


You Are Not The Hero contains examples of:

  • Bedsheet Ghost: The "Big Freakin Ghost" on board the train looks like a huge black sheet with red glowing eyes.
  • Braids of Action: Petula has her hair braided on both sides.
  • The Cameo: Shantae appears in the game and teaches Petula her dance.
  • Deconstruction: Of the usual antics of RPG heroes, breaking into peoples' houses and taking whatever they can.
  • Determinator: Petula will follow the heroes as long as it takes to get back the pendant that they took from her.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Petula's last diary entry implies this when complaining how her cousin Akika gets all the lads' attention while grocery shopping at the market.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The heroes are NOT well-liked by the people because of the things they do.
  • Jerkass: Cecilia is pretty mean towards Petula, taunting her about the pendant that they took from her.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Deconstructed. Petula isn't happy with the heroes taking her stuff.
    • However she's not above looting chests either which makes her kind of a Hypocrite.
  • Locomotive Level: Petula boards a haunted train on her journey.
  • Precision F-Strike: Cecilia has a habit of dropping these. Petula also has her moments.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The "Big Freakin Ghost" has glowing red eyes.
  • Shout-Out: In the intro cutscene when Leon asks where the red herbs are stored, Panda tells him off that this is not Racoon City.
  • Well, This Is Not That Trope: The dialogue at the opening is teasing you about this game being another stereotypical RPG, and then brutally denies it right into your face.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Petula's hair is green.