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My Candy Love (Amour Sucré, lit. Sweet Love) is an online Visual Novel created by Beemoov. You play as a teenage girl who becomes involved with the minutia of her friends and peers in a small nameless city. The main character's name and appearance is up to you, though she is commonly referred to as Candy.

The game is split into three seasons: High School Life (HSL), University Life (UL), and Love Life (LL). Seasons can be played in any order, as each one includes a mandatory tutorial episode that lets you choose if you want to play as a newcomer or as a returning player. You do not have to finish one season in order to start another.

High School Life is the first season and features Candy during her late teen years. Upon transferring to Sweet Amoris High School, she meets Nathaniel, the student council president; Castiel, the resident bad boy; Lysander, a kind if mysterious boy; Armin, a geeky boy and fellow transfer student; and Ken (full name Kentin), a boy from Candy's previous school. Depending on the player's choices, Candy can flirt with and eventually date one of them. Not everything is about the boys, though; throughout her time at Sweet Amoris, Candy can befriend a variety of classmates. Not everyone is very welcoming, however; chief among them being Amber, the resident Alpha Bitch and Nathaniel's twin sister. HSL ran from 2011 to 2018, ending with a total of 40 episodes.


University Life is the second season and takes place four years later. After graduating from Sweet Amoris, Candy moved to a different town to pursue her college degree. She has since returned to the small city in order to finish her schooling at Anteros Academy. During her stay, she meets both old and new faces. Among the old are Nathaniel, Castiel, and Priya, and among the new are Hyun, a fellow college student, and Rayan, a professor at the Academy. All five of them are potential love interests that Candy can date. UL ran from 2018 to 2020, ending at a total of 20 episodes.

Love Life is the third and current season. Three years after completing her degree at Anteros Academy, Candy is the owner and manager of the Cosy Bear Café. With the help of her university sweetheart, Candy continues to navigate her adult life, with all the ups and downs that follow.


In addition to the main game, there are several events that take place throughout the year. Each event lasts anywhere from one day to a whole month, and includes several exclusive rewards, usually clothing and illustrations.

For the sake of simplicity, the player character is going to be referred to as "Candy/your Candy/our Candy" and with third person pronouns.

This Visual Novel provides examples of:

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: In HSL, Poor Ken (a rare male example) can be this in the beginning (depending on how the player feels about him and the things they say). But once he comes back he subverts this. Even though he does still like Candy, he is nowhere near as clingy.
    • In UL, Rayan is a very interesting example. Candy enjoys him very much as her professor, but his interest in her is very evident from the start and he's her current professor which is why despite the teasing she gets, she's very reluctant to even pursue anything beyond their professional relationship (even if the player wants to). If the player does not want to pursue a relationship with him, there is actually the option to set strict boundaries with him before episode 10.
  • Abusive Parents: Nathaniel was physically abused by his father and emotionally neglected by his mother. Amber was adored by their father, but emotionally and later on (after HSL but before UL), possibly financially abused by their mother. The twins' treatment by their parents implicitly impacted their personalities and actions in HSL, and definitely had some lasting impressions in UL.
  • Adorkable: In HSL: Armin the videogame nerd, and Nathaniel and Kentin for both being easily flustered and studious. In UL: Hyun for being enthusiastic and sometimes silly.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Except Leigh and maybe Lysander.
  • Almost Kiss: Happens at several points in both HSL and UL with different love interests.
  • Alpha Bitch: In HSL, Amber, who bullied Candy from the very first introduction for seemingly no reason, and Castiel's ex Deborah. Deborah's manipulative nature and intentions are actually what kick off the first true arc of the game.
    • In UL, Yeleen is a pseudo one for how she treats Chani and Candy. But unlike Amber, around episode 6 and beyond, Candy has the chance to actually improve things between them and they can become friends.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: There are cat ears sold in the HSL clothing shop.
    • The Easter episodes for HSL and UL gift you with bunny suits (not that kind!)and animated bunny ears (HSL). And in the 2011 Christmas event (HSL) and a Halloween event (UL), you can get cat outfits.
    • Episode 18 of HSL gets you a pair of bunny ears if you run into Candy's aunt.
  • Animesque: The artstyle envokes the look of the anime/manga aesthetic, mainly the exagertated facial features.
  • Anti Poop-Socking: The whole action point system and how it works. Unless you spend money, it will take months of saving up to actually complete an episode in one run. And that's not including the various events where spending AP is optional, but allows you to finish them quicker (or finish them period in cases where the player missed or failed a mission).
  • Art Evolution. Evident upon comparing the earliest illustrations and character designs to the current ones. In general, proportions became more realistic, and the line work and coloring more detailed.
    • And with UL, the sprites became fully animated.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: There are several relationships that appeared strained but are actually better than Candy first imagines. To date they are: Rosalya and Leigh, Nathanial and Amber, and Castiel and his parents. Yeleen and her mother are a subversion. It really is that bad between them.
  • Beach Episode: Episode 9 in HSL and episode 7 in UL. UL also had a summer event that took place on the beach.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being the younger twin, Nathaniel tries really hard with this trope concerning Amber. In the beginning of HSL, he would defend her actions no matter what, even when innocent people were hurt by them. But in later episodes he would actually argue with her when she was being notably selfish and mean. In UL, they lean on each other a bit more and don't fight as often, but he still doesn't 100% agree with ALL of her actions. The one consistent part of this trope however, is whenever Nathaniel finds himself in danger of any sort, he does his best to hide it from Amber to keep her from worrying.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 5 when Amber comes up to slap Candy she can be stopped by Castiel, Nathaniel, or Lysander before she even lands a blow. Happens later on when Debrah tries it too but is stopped by Castiel.
    • UL plays this straight in the first episode where Nathaniel reintroduces himself by scaring away from street goons that were going to do something horrible to Candy. But it subverts it later on when Candy finds out that Nathaniel is associated with one of them and she gets VERY angry because she has no idea why he would hang around a predator like that.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: We finally get to kiss the HSL boys in episode 28. And UL beats HSL by having it in episode 10.
  • Bishōnen: Practically every male character. Definitely most of the male love interests, who clearly work with the same personal trainer.
    • There's also Biseinen with Rayan in University Life, who is in his 30s, much older than the other LI's but still pretty easy on the eyes.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Castiel's ex Debrah. Yeleen is a milder version, because since she's genuinely nice to anyone who is not Candy or Chani (in the beginning), she also acts more decently towards Candy when Candy's friends are around (which means Candy comes across as the aggressor in some spats).
  • Break the Cutie: In HSL, starting with episode 16, there becomes this trend where the heart of every HSL arc is to destroy Candy's morale in the harshest way possible before a happy ending can be reached.
    • UL doesn't do much better. While there aren't any contained 'arcs' per se, there are events that last several episodes that clearly take a toll on Candy's mental well being. If it weren't for the support of her loved ones, who knows how she would even graduate!
    • Iris gets it bad in an arc centered around her and Rosalya and Melody both have some heartache in HSL AND UL.
  • The Casanova: Dakota (Dake) has 'flirting with pretty girls' as one of his hobbies. He obviously prefers the player but episode 19 shows that he's no slouch is getting other women to fall in love with him.
    • By the time UL starts, both Castiel and Nathaniel have realized their potential as chick magnets and are implied to have several flings before Candy comes back into their lives. And part of the drama of pursing Castiel is his numerous female fans and his ambiguous feelings towards them.
  • Cooldown Hug: One of the guys (except Castiel) gives our candy a hug when she breaks down into tears at the end of episode 16. They hold her until she stops crying and feels better.
    • Hyun does this a few times on his route as well.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For both HSL and UL, ALL female love rivals are this way at points. Special mention goes to Nina for Lysander(HSL ONLY), Yeleen if you pursue Castiel, Amber also for Castiel (HSL ONLY. And she notably was a platontically clingy towards Nathaniel and hated you MORE if you pursued him), and Clemance for Hyun (which came with disturbing implications as Hyun was notably very uncomfortable with his much older BOSS giving him special treatment to win him over). Melody also deserves a special mention if only because A) her clinginess reached level extra and B) she's clingy towards TWO love interests (Nathaniel and Rayan). Needless to say, all of this clinginess was in vain as ALL of the guys only have eyes for Candy.
    • Candy herself can get a little clingy with the guy she's going after.
    • May a higher power (or a handy classmate) help the girl who dares to flirt with Leigh in front of Rosalya.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Castiel is the classic one. Nathaniel is as well and notably more violent about it. Lysander is more of a Clingy Jealous Guy then crazy. The face Kentin makes in episode 32 if he starts to figure out you're with Castiel frighteningly hints toward this trope.
    • With UL, there aren't many instances where the love interests can get jealous since the actual dating starts as early as episode 12, but there is one very strong instance. In episode 11 Castiel proposes a one night stand with Candy. Whether Candy accepts or not, unless Castiel is the one she ends up with, ALL of the other love interests will be very cross with Castiel for the rest of UL (so far).
  • Cringe Comedy: In episode 37, there's a sex ed seminar. The cringe mostly comes from two things: it's being taught by the long-suffering Ms. Delanay and there's a condom demonstration with a banana.
    • UL tries to treat some of Candy's parents' actions like this.
  • Crush Blush: Happens to Candy and every one of her love interests (the ones that appear in more than 2 episodes at least).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Nathaniel (Blond/Gold) and Jade (Green).
    • This also goes for Hyun, Leigh, and Li (Black), Charlotte (Light Brown), and your dear Auntie (Pink/Purple).
  • Defrosting Ice King: Lysander and Castiel. And Nathaniel.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Ken and Hyun can be this as they are two of the sweetest love interests right off the bat (and they are obviously crushing hard on Candy from the beginning). Melody is a female version of this to Nathaniel.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: The original sprites of the game look very different from the several updates they would receive. The most noticeable is Nathaniel's, who lacks his blue color scheme in his earliest design. Note that many of these are simply due to the characters' clothes looking seriously out of date in the rapidly changing world of teen fashion, which was probably the main reason for Amber's redesign.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The "Morale" system. Similarly to other otome games, your Morale would vary, starting at 100%, depending on what happened to you (generally it dropped when you interacted with Amber and increased when you interacted with Iris) and according to the tutorial, you would be unable to go out for a day if your Morale hits 0%. While the system remains programmed into the game, it hasn't been used since the very first few episodes, where it is in fact impossible for your Morale to hit 0.
  • Fairy Godmother: You have one in the form of your "Auntie," who will occasionally give you gifts to help your progress in the game. The first thing you ask her in the first chapter is "Why are you dressed like that?".
  • Gratuitous English: The French version is filled with this. The "I look so good with your boyfriend" top, Armin switching to English in order to ponder "What kind of sorcery is this?" in regards to Kentin's transformation, etc.
  • Guide Dang It!: The necessity of all the online guides cannot be overstated. Although most players get a pretty good grasp as to what dialogue choices and outfits they have to chose on average, choosing the right choice for an illustration is MUCH harder. And the consequences to missing out aren't fun either (if it's not spending more cash or action points, it's having a tough time with special events).
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Even if they were to wear the same clothes it's easy to tell Alexy and Armin apart because of their different eye colors and hair colors and the way their bangs face.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Happens all over. The game likes to make fun of the simple frustrations that the player must go through. For example, when a character tells your candy that they always see her running around the school she thinks 'that's because no one is there when I need them!'.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Some bad decisions you make will have consequences. Also at various points you can get revenge on Amber, sometimes by not even doing anything.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Thanks to the official forums, art, trailers, and now website's update, brand new players will see things that were huge surprises at the time of their introduction. The biggest examples of this being the appearance of Lysander (and to a lesser extent Armin), who's character wasn't even hinted at until his appearance in episode 4 and Kentin's new look.
    • Now that it's been more than a year since it happened, the fact that the player character eventually ends up in a relationship with one of the guys is such. Though considering the genre of the game, it might as well be a Foregone Conclusion.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Lysander and Rosalya. Your Candy and Alexy.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Castiel can go from flirting to sarcastic at the drop of the hat.
  • Monochrome Casting: When the game first launched, a vast majority of the cast was white (except for Kim), including the five love interests and Candy. However, as more episodes were released, characters of different ethnicities were eventually introduced. To celebrate the fourth anniversary, twelve different skin tones were added, but they had be purchased with Gold and any illustration Candy appeared in would always show her as white. University Life would later advert this: five skin tones are available from the start and the illustrations will reflect whichever one the player picked for their Candy. There are just as many characters with brown skin as there are with white from the beginning and each one has their own personalities.
  • More Diverse Sequel:
    • The first season (High School Life) features five high-school-aged white male love interests for the female protagonist. The second season (University Life) swaps out three of them and replaces them with a male teacher of Arab descent, a male co-student/co-worker of Asian descent, and a female co-student of Indian descent (latest of which already appeared in the first season as a classmate).
    • Additionally, when the game launched, only fair skin was accessible for the protagonist. Later in Season 1 custom skin tones were added, but they did not show up in illustrations. In Season 2, custom skin tones were added as a default feature, and they also show up in illustrations starting from Season 2.
  • Mukokuseki: A given, since it's drawn in a traditionally Japanese style but set in France.
  • Peggy Sue: The Single Episode and Story Replays, which can be used to get items and outcomes you didn't get the first time, and to rewrite your story, respectively.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Nathaniel, though it's probably more of a preference, instead of trying to be manly.
    • Kentin's inversion of the trope is meant to highlight his immaturity.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Castiel is red and Nathaniel is blue.
  • Series Continuity Error: In episode 27, the library is made a navigational area, located by the stairwell. The problem is, in episode 17, the library was supposedly upstairs during an objective to investigate Deborah with Armin and Lysander. Many people don't realize this because going for that objective would cause you to lose an illustration.
    • In episode 23, your candy remarks to herself that she needs to buy new pajamas as she hasn't bought any since middle school, and the game promptly forces you to do that... never mind the fact that you already had to pay for new pajamas way back in episode 7.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Pretty much defines your relationship with Castiel. A bunch of teasing insults and then BAM! A compliment or action that has you (or him) blushing. He also tries to kiss you once but quickly reveals he was just joking...and then he starts teasing YOU for taking him seriously.
  • Time Skip: There's a four year gap between HSL and UL and a three year gap between UL and LL.
  • Two-Teacher School: Mr. Faraize, Ms. Delanay, and Boris are the only instructors we ever see in the school. Though in episode 30 Patrick states he's going to become the school's permanent art teacher.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Towards Ken mainly, but to lower everyone's affinity sometimes has you to say some mean things or make selfish decisions. For example in episode 13 you can choose to buy the amp everyone gave you money for or use that same money buy yourself an outfit. And yes, they will get mad at you if you choose option 2.
    • The choice to break up Leigh and Rosalya in Episode 6.
    • In episode 31, you have the choice not to forgive Nina for lying to an amnesiac Lysander about being his girlfriend after finding out her father abandoned her family and her mother is severely depressed. You do miss an illustration, though.
    • And speaking of illustrations, sometimes the game will use an illustration as an incentive to do the cruel/selfish thing. Two major examples are episode 18, where you have to hurt Castiel (even if he has a low LO'M) if you want the illustration and episode 27 where you have to stop being your helpful self again, if you want the illustrations. Since you need illustrations for 100% Completion, it's common for players to play the story with the nice choice and then use a single episode replay to get the illustration.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Alexy
    • Jade for the green variety.
    • Violette for, well, violet.
    High School Life 
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In episode 16 of HSL, Candy can kinda sorta confess her feelings in an argument with Castiel. It does not end the argument.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Candy gives one to Dakota in episode 19 of HSL in the fitting room scene if she chooses to spend the rest of the date with him. She also gives one to Castiel in episode 23 of HSL if she chooses to confide in him.
  • Author Avatar: Chinomiko, the game's designer, appears from time to time in HSL to explain the gimmick of an episode. She also explains the rules of the game to newcomers also only in HSL.
    • There's also a cameo of her in the slumber party episode, where you can buy a chibi plushie of her amongst other creatures.
  • Bland-Name Product:
    • Episode 8 illustration with Castiel is guilty of this.
    • There's also 'Gooble' and 'Wifipedia' episode 17.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In HSL, when Candy goes to tell Castiel about what she and Li saw the night before, he guesses that you found Kiki. She comments that he's an episode late.
  • Breather Episode: After each arc in HSL, there's a light-hearted episode before the starting the next arc.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Played for laughs. Kentin is doing his absolute best to forget that he kissed Amber once. And he's doing his best to make sure that YOU forget it too.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Lysander's notebook. He's mentioned occasionally to be writing in it, and sometimes you have to find it when he characteristically loses it. It's also used to get his memory back after he gets amnesia.
  • Death Glare: ALL the girls give one to Castiel in episode 18 Though not for the reason you might think.
  • Easily Forgiven: Almost all of the people who didn't take your Candy's side in episode 16 are forgiven just by saying sorry. The sole exception is Castiel who had to make several attempts (and eventually use physical force) just to get your Candy to even listen to what he had to say.
  • Enemy Mine: Your Candy attempts to do this with Amber in episode 16 against Debrah but Amber 'politely' declines. Also Castiel and Nathaniel worked together to put on an awesome concert. They didn't enjoy working together though.
  • Freudian Slip: Once Kentin comes back he tries very hard to keep his crush on your candy underwraps but slips up often if his LO'M is high enough. Subverted with Castiel. Anytime it sounds like he slipped up, he makes it very clear that whatever compliment he just gave you was said on purpose to make you blush.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Many players found that they love Armin due to the fact that he's a gamer.
  • Girl Posse: Amber travels around with one.
  • Handsome Lech: Dakota. Castiel also given how many comments he makes about your chest size.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Ken. It's even Lampshaded and your candy has quite the reaction to him.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Episode 17 has Nathaniel, Kentin, and Leigh dressed up in suits.
  • High-School Dance: In episode 39, there's a dance to celebrate your class's graduation.
    • The Valentine's 2018 event also takes place during one.
  • Holding Hands: Your date in episode 4. Either Nathaniel or Castiel will grab you hand while walking you home and neither will let go. Your candy doesn't think it means anything.
    • Episode 20, you can hold hands with any one of the guys while waiting for the results of the auditions.
    • The episode 38 illustrations have this too. (Might be a Call-Back.)
  • Interrupted Intimacy: In episode 39 you and your boyfriend are about to get it on but are interrupted by your mother coming home. She takes it well, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Castiel.
    • Kentin when he comes back. Definitely more of a 'tough guy' than he was previously. But he isn't mean unless you are a jerk to him first.
  • Kick the Dog: She's not the nicest person, but in episode 5 when it was clear Amber was willing to let Nathaniel get suspended over her actions, it was treated as an exceptionally low blow.
  • Knightof Cerebus: Deborah. She kicks off the first real arc of the game and is taken much more seriously than Amber ever was. However she is completely and utterly eclipsed by a much straighter example: Nathaniel's father. Once he is finally introduced to the story, the atmosphere becomes noticeably darker.
  • Lap Pillow: With Castiel in episode 11.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Charli, Willi, and Wenka, who all have Rabbit ears
  • Locked Up and Left Behind: Episode 20 when Amber locks you in the basement so she can get the lead role in the play.
  • Love Triangle: Played with all over. Each of the guys have someone who's crushing on them but all of these crushes are unrequited.
  • Mister Muffykins: The Principal's dog that you have to run after for the entirety of episode 3.
  • Mood Whiplash: The ending of Episode 30 in a nutshell. Candy has finally managed to reconcile herself with the boy of her choosing, Dake has finally realized that she's not interested in him at all and also her team has won the prize in the art exposition! And then Lysandre is ran over by a car, with little to no warning.
    • In episode 23, probably the darkest moment in the game up to that point occurs when your Candy overhears Nathaniel being abused by his father. After taking a moment to digest this, she goes to check on Nathaniel in his room... and immediately notices that he's wearing "BOXERS!!!" Possibly making it worse, the serious mood returns right after this line.
    • At the end of episode 35, you and your boyfriend gloriously stand up to Charlotte and intimidate her into deleting her photos of Iris. Overcome with passion, you kiss him... and are caught by Amber, though at this point you're a bit beyond caring. So needing some fresh air, you step outside, only to find a crowd surrounding Armin as he is being arrested by the police.
  • Most Writers Are Adults: Usually averted, but sometimes falls into this. One of the most practical examples is the fact that the player character often texts her friends and boyfriend, leading the mostly teenage and young adult players to wonder why she doesn't text them to ask where they are during the countless hours she wastes wandering around looking for them.
    • Some of the language used in early episodes is pretty stilted and formal for teenagers (even if you account for Lost in Translation) though this is improving in newer episodes with more casual usage of slang.
    • The way the students react to the sex ed class in episode 37 seems more accurate to elementary or middle schoolers who've never had it than older teenagers (at least 16 and probably 17), though it could have to do with their teacher being clearly embarrassed, the topics not being handled in the most mature way, and Rule of Funny.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Surprisingly, it wasn't Kentin nor Castiel who thought this (though Kentin supported it). It was Armin. He even thought up to Make It Look Like an Accident. For the record, he thought of this against Debrah for hurting you and for (supposedly) manipulating his brother. Beware the Nice Ones indeed. Debrah's lucky no one wanted to go to jail.
  • Nerd Glasses: Ken at first before he traded them for contacts.
  • No Dress Code: You can go to school in your underwear.
    • Justified, as the game takes place in France, where many schools really don't have dress codes (although some of the outfits are pushing this to the extreme.)
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In episode 16 trying to tell everyone about Debrah's true nature only gets YOU hated. Luckily not by everyone, but a good majority will hate your guts.
  • Not So Different: Castiel and Nathaniel are more alike than either of them realize. To a lesser extent Kentin and Castiel as well
  • Not What It Looks Like: Episode 18 in the science lab with Castiel, you throw your shirt at him to get the rabbit off of you. Then Mr. Faraize walks in.
  • Odd Friendship: The guys have such different personalities that it can sometimes be surprising to see how close they are to each other. For example Castiel and Lysander or Kentin and Lysander. And raise your hand if you predicted Nathaniel and Armin of all people would become best friends.
  • Old Flame Fizzle: Though it varies, no matter how high your LO'M with Ken/Kentin is, once he comes back it drops significantly and he says he 'moved on'. Naturally given the premise of this game you can bring it back up easily.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Kentin kisses Amber...and then breaks her phone and calls her ugly as revenge for bullying him before.
  • Pet the Dog: In episode 12 Amber sees telling you that Nathaniel's bruises "happened at home" as her good deed of the year. She still makes you give her a $300 cellphone for that piece of info though. This actually turns out to be an unknown good deed on her part, since in truth she had no idea where he got those bruises (or even that he had them).
    • Has a few genuine ones later on. In episode 17 where she admits your candy did good stopping Debrah. Her first and so far only moment of kindness she shows your candy. And in episode 18 she wants to help save the rabbits.
  • Precision F-Strike: A few curse words are scattered through out (mostly from Castiel) but the trope definitely applies to Nathaniel in episode 16 about Debrah.
    Nathaniel(rough translation)-"That's the only good thing about that bitch coming back."
    • In her internal monologue, your Candy generally avoids cursing, usually using "Goodness!", but you can call Amber's trio a censored word.
  • Put on a Bus: Ken leaves for military school episode 3.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered by Nathaniel to Amber in episode 30, if you're on his route. It's a sign of Character Development for him.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Castiel makes comments about your flat chest in front of your parents. And all he gets for his trouble is your dad saying that you had other things to do. Makes you wonder how Armin and Kentin would've reacted since they got a Death Glare just for talking to your candy.
    • In a Valentine's Day special event, he gives you a push-up bra.
    • In another of the Valentine's Day event he gives you a pair of furry handcuffs.
  • Relationship Upgrade: In episode 29, after you and your boyfriend have The Big Damn Kiss, you officially begin dating.
  • Revenge: You and the others on your side (especially Nathaniel and Rosalya) get Debrah good. Not only does she lose the respect and admiration of everyone in the high school, she also loses the one thing that inspired this whole mess, her singing contract. Granted, that one was more her fault.
  • Sadistic Choice: Kinda. In episode 22 you have to choose between hurting Castiel and getting an illustration or spending $180. For some players the decision was easy, for others...not so much.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: Peggy
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: In episode 6, you're supposed to search for Rosalya's lost ring. However, if you have enough money you can just simply buy it at the store (for a very expensive price).
  • Selective Obliviousness: Amber just thinks that Nathaniel gets in trouble with their father a lot and doesn't really know or understand the full extent of what's really going on. Later on, everyone except you of course and the guy you decide to confide in sees Nathaniel come to school with a black eye but fail to make the connection between that, his long absence, and the fact that his parents show up to talk with the principal.
  • Ship Tease: Lucy and Armin. Although Word of God has said that every romantic rival is a Hopeless Suitor, it has to be said that Lucy is the only romantic rival who has had genuine, positive interaction with one of the guys that COULD be interpreted as romantic. And it doesn't help that just a few episodes later, Armin brings her up again and hopes that she'll be at the play (and he's the only guy to do so).
    • Armin later has one with Amber in episode 39, if you're not on his route. They make out in the locker room during the dance. It's not clear if anything will come of it, as the above Word of God might have become outdated after the game split into routes.
  • Shout-Out: In Episode 32, when Priya asks your candy what she should draw, your candy's first answer is "Draw me a sheep."
  • Slumber Party: At Melody's house, in episode 7.
  • Smoking Is Cool: You find out in episode 4 that Castiel smokes occasionally...and then that little fact is never brought up again until 19 episodes later.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Ken transferred schools at the beginning of the year specifically to be with you Though he becomes more sympathetic with the heavy hints that he was bullied a LOT at their old school and your candy was the only one nice to him. It's understandable then why he'd follow her. He will jump out of random places to offer you cookies. Subverted as of his return. Even if he still likes you he doesn't follow you around as much.
    • Nina follows Lysander around and always shows up to his concerts. She is also an active member and president of the Lysander fanclub (of which she and possibly your candy is/are the only member(s)). Needless to say, if Lysander likes you then Nina...doesn't.
  • Status Quo Is God: After everything they've been through and after helping each other out on some pretty major occasions, Nathaniel and Castiel still refuse to be friends. Candy even Lampshades this by pointing out that there can't be a Sweet Amoris High without Castiel and Nathaniel fighting.
  • Student Council President: Nathaniel.
  • Sweet Tooth: Ken, especially for chocolate cookies
  • Symbol Swearing: Being teenagers, the characters do swear sometimes, but it's shown like this.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Kentin's classmates at military school can only be described as such: they bullied him severely, locking him outside during a snowstorm, forcing him to sleep in a dumpster, forcing him to drink toilet water... and that's just what he tells you about. The only person who was nice to him was Evan, who was 10 years older and not a teenager.
  • The Fashionista: Lysander, and his brother Leigh, who runs the Clothes Shop.
  • Their First Time: Potentially happens in episode 40. Castiel is the one exception to this, having done it with Deborah.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kim and Iris are the tomboys while Rosalya and Melody are the girly girls. Violette and Priya somewhere in the middle.
  • Tone Shift: Somewhere around episode 12, the game gradually starts to get darker (likely as a result of the target audience increasing in age.)
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Pretty much all the guys can say mean things when they are jealous or in a bad mood, but the straight example is Kentin, who comes back from military camp with a backbone. Subverted however if you were/are nice to him.
  • Trapped in Another World: The Easter episode and both of the Halloween episodes.
  • Unmoving Plaid: The outfit for episode 16. It's especially evident when looking at the illustrations.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 30, though not until the end when Lysander is hit by a car.
  • Wild Teen Party: In Episode 33.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How Debrah gets almost everyone to turn against you. And she was going to do it again in the end as revenge for tricking her into giving up her singing contract.
    University Life 
  • Crowd Surfing: Priya and Candy surf the crowd during Episode 20.
    Love Life 
  • Bathtub Bonding: Castiel and Candy bath together during Episode 4. Castiel's dog even joins in!

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