Sin With Me is a Romance Game Visual Novel by Voltage Entertainment USA, released through their Lovestruck app for iOS and Android devices. It debuted as a pilot in June 2019 with two available routes, and was confirmed for a full series in July.
The heroine discovers that there is much more to her home city of Las Vegas than meets the eye, as she stumbles into a world of body-snatching demons, the circus performers/assassins who hunt them, and magic based around the Seven Deadly Sins.
Sin With Me provides examples of:
- Added Alliterative Appeal: In Onyx's route, she's given the nickname Blonde Bombshell before her name is revealed.
- Affectionate Nickname: Onyx has a few for the heroine, such as "sweetheart" on her own route and "sweet thing" on some others.
- Alien Blood: Demon blood is green and acidic. The cast use this as one of several ways of verifying whether or not a person is possessed - early in Darius' first season he pricks the heroine with one of his knives to confirm that she bleeds red. At the close of the same season, he cuts himself to confirm his suspicion that he's not human.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Demons are always evil.
- Amazonian Beauty: As a brawler, Wrath has some serious biceps, in addition to being quite tall.
- Amusement Park: Various routes have the heroine and her love interest visit an amusement park.
- Ask a Stupid Question...: In Wrath season 2, after Nahara is saved from a magical force throttling her:MC: Are you okay?
Nahara: I just got strangled, but fine.
- Baleful Polymorph: Ripley used to be human and was the previous Envy, but upon her death was transformed into a bear. The others explain that this comes with the Envy role; they've been unable to find a way to turn her back.
- Bait-and-Switch: On one occasion, the heroine's mother laments having left her home country for her now-ex husband. Since they're ethnically Chinese, you'd think she was referring to China. She's referring to Canada.
- Bloody Murder: One of the properties of demon blood is that it's corrosive. In Darius' second season, he melts a demon's face by grabbing it with bloody palms.
- Brick Joke: In Malakai's first season, when Lazareth makes the troupe turn on each other with his Emotion Control, Onyx and Darius start fighting. Onyx yells at Darius that it's unsanitary that his one-night stands keep using her hair straightener, and he retorts, "Unsanitary? You sleep with a goddamn bear!" A few episodes later, they confront Lazareth again and he tries to make them fight, but fails due to their recent team-bonding. Plus, Onyx and Darius apparently resolved their dispute:Onyx: And you're running out of material, because Darius went out and bought an extra hair straightener for his overnight guests!
Darius: And I realized it's completely normal for girls like Onyx to sleep with bears! Of course, usually they're stuffed, but the point still stands!
- Cain and Abel: Onyx's twin sister is working with the demons, and is the primary antagonist of her route.
- Cast Full of Gay: The heroine, Onyx, and Nahara are all bisexual, and Wrath, Yvette, Ripley, and Vinca are all lesbians. In addition, Malakai and Nahara are both demisexual. This leaves Darius and Cal as the only heterosexual major characters.
- Character Overlap: Rahim Nassar from Havenfall Is for Lovers appears in Malakai's route, as the only non-Samoan he trusts to touch up his tattoos.
- Circus Synths: The Night of Sin circus has electronic music playing during performances.
- Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: In Darius' first season, Wrath confronts him by slamming him into a wall, while Cal covers Avi's eyes and leads him out of the room.
- Demonic Possession: The troupe fights demons that've possessed humans. In Onyx's route, the heroine is possessed multiple times due to the demons targeting her for some reason.
- Demon Slaying: The troupe kill demons, and are referred to as assassins.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: In Wrath's first episode, when the heroine first sees her walk into the shop:MC: Damn. Please tell me I can help you.
The stranger raises a brow, and I want to scream.
MC: (Did I say that out loud? End me.)
- Disappeared Dad: Although the heroine's mother is present in the story, there's no sign of her father, who left the family years ago.
- Drink-Based Characterization: A scene in Wrath's first season shows a variety of drinks ordered by the troupe, reflecting their different tastes and personalities. Darius ordered amaretto shots topped with cream (aka blowjob shots), Wrath has a dark beer, Onyx has a pink fruity cocktail, and Malakai has a bourbon.
- Dynamic Akimbo: Wrath takes this pose in her default sprite, with both fists planted on her hips.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Mentioned early in Malakai's route, when the heroine walks into Rahim's tattoo parlor:Heroine: (There's no harm in checking it out, right? Just so long as I don't go inside and get EGG FOO YOUNG in Chinese tattooed on my lower back!)
- Embodiment of Vice: Each of the members of the Night of Sin circus troupe takes on the persona of one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and a couple of the antagonists fill out the remainder.
- Evil Twin: Onyx has a twin sister, who is Pride, and is working with the demons.
- Facial Dialogue: In Yvette's episode 5, she and Vinca appear to have "a wordless conversation in lifted eyebrows and subtle nods". Although it was probably helped along by Vinca's mind-reading powers.
- Flowers of Romance:
- After a fight with a demon in Wrath's second season, it's revealed Wrath had brought flowers for the heroine, though they'd been wrecked in the attack.
- Yvette in her first season sends gifts of flowers to the heroine. The third one is gladioluses representing integrity and strength, for the time the heroine volunteered to be punished in someone else's place during a show.
- Foot Popping: Onyx does this when she kisses the heroine in her first CG.
- Four Is Death: In Darius' route, the heroine comments on the fact that the troupe have gone to the fourth floor:Heroine: (Floor four. Because they had to pick the unluckiest possible number for a Chinese girl.)
- Gay Option: Wrath, Onyx, Yvette, and Nahara.
- Gentle Giant: Malakai is 6'5" (the tallest love interest to date in any Lovestruck series) and very muscular, and is by far the sweetest guy on the team.
- Halloween Episode: The 2019 Halloween Special is about the troupe and the heroine taking out Avi for Halloween.
- Hands-On Approach:
- Midway through Malakai's first season, he instructs the heroine in holding a knife and she is distracted by his proximity.
- In Wrath's second season, she gets close up with the heroine to teach her dagger-throwing.
- Hive Mind: According to Cal in Malakai's first season, demons share a hive mind.
- Hope Is Scary: In Wrath's second season, she discusses how she's been feeling hopeful recently, which scares her.
- Human Cannonball: Wrath is fired out of a cannon during the circus act at the beginning of Malakai's route.
- Identical Twin Mistake: Near the beginning of Onyx's route, the heroine briefly confuses a woman later revealed to be Onyx's twin sister, aka Pride, in the crowd for Onyx.
- If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: In Onyx's fourth episode, looking to Cal for reassurance before the ritual has him jokingly call dibs on the heroine's stuff in the event of her death.
- Indirect Kiss: In Yvette's first episode, she kisses her fingertips and touches them to the heroine's cheek.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: The troupe often turns to drink in times of stress. For example, in Malakai's first season, as they're stewing in the aftermath of Emotion Control-induced infighting:Darius: So who else needs a stiff drink?
Ripley raises a paw.
- Invisible to Normals: Most people can't see demons for what they really are.
- Kiss of Distraction: In Onyx's first episode, the heroine sees Wrath fighting a demon when Onyx steps in front of her and asks for a kiss for luck.
- Leitmotif: Each love interest has their own theme music.
- Lucky Charms Title: The sign outside the bike shop says "♡ Bikes" and is read "Heart Bikes".
- Magical Eye: Nero has one blue eye and one purple eye, and the purple one turns white when Kozholok is in control.
- Mark of the Beast: People who are possessed by demons develop raised markings on their faces and bodies that normal people can't see. These markings vary in colour by route (red in Wrath's route, purple in Darius', orange in Malakai's, and green in Onyx's).
- Moment Killer:
- Midway through Malakai's first season, a moment between him and the heroine in his room is interrupted by Avi popping in to ask for a cookie. Before his name is revealed, he's tagged as 'Mood Killer'.
- Halfway through Onyx's first season, a moment between her and the heroine on a stopped indoor amusement park ride is interrupted by Avi, who was getting a behind-the-scenes tour from Cal.
- Motivational Kiss: In her first episode, Onyx asks the heroine for a kiss for luck at the gambling table and to distract her from the fight she just saw.
- Mr. Vice Guy: The protagonists are ultimately heroic, despite embodying sins.
- "No Peeking!" Request: In Cal's route, a heart scene in season 3 has him pick a dress for the Player Character and he has to turn around so she can get dressed. Cal ends up turning back around too early and ends up seeing her naked and gapes for a few seconds before he turning back around apologizing while the Player Character has a quiet Naked Freak-Out.
- Not in Front of the Kid: Cal doesn't swear around Avi. In the Halloween special, after he gets a bad move on a board game, he says, "Shoot."
- One Head Taller: The heroine with Malakai in his route.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Onyx and Darius are particularly close even among the troupe, and are very physically affectionate with each other, but aren't romantically interested in one another.
- Power at a Price: Accepting powers from the demons will corrupt one's soul.
- Power Tattoo: Malakai has tatau (traditional Samoan tattoos) on his arms and shoulders, which seem to be magical in nature due to the fact that they glow sometimes and touching them made the heroine able to see the demons' true forms in his route.
- Red Baron: Wrath's real name is Esperanza, but she's only ever called by her stage name.
- Seven Deadly Sins: There are seven assassins who each correspond to a different sin. They reflect the sins in their characters; use them as stage names for their circus acts, which are themed around sin; and are destined to go up against demons matching those sins.
- Shipper on Deck:
- The heroine's mom is this for the heroine and her love interest in most routes, though in Wrath's route she's more interested in setting her up with Yvette.
- Midway through Onyx's first season, the rest of the troupe group text the heroine to tell her that they support her and Onyx getting together. This is later revealed to have not actually been them, but Onyx's twin sister impersonating them as part of her scheme.
- So Much for Stealth: Early in Yvette's route, the heroine tries to sneak away after seeing Yvette and Vinca meeting with demons, but accidentally kicks over a bunch of cleaning equipment, alerting everyone to her presence.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Onyx can talk to birds. Presumably this is part of the Envy deal; Ripley could talk to raccoons before she turned into a bear.
- Statuesque Stunner: Wrath stands at 5'9" and as a love interest is intended to be attractive.
- The Strongman: Malakai's role in the circus act.
- Super Window Jump: In her first season, Wrath sees the heroine being attacked by demons in the bike shop and comes to the rescue by crashing through the window.
- That Came Out Wrong: Midway through Malakai's first season, after he reveals he stayed to watch the bike shop overnight:Heroine: You didn't have to do that! And even if you did, you could have slept inside with me!
Heroine: [blushing] I mean, on the floor!
- There Was a Door: In her first season, Wrath sees the heroine being attacked by demons in the bike shop and opts to crash in through the front window instead of using the door.
- Tightrope Walking: Onyx and sometimes Darius do this during the circus act.
- Tomato in the Mirror: At the end of Darius' first season, he discovers that he's actually a demon.
- Walking Shirtless Scene:
- In his assassin outfit, Darius wears nothing but chains on his torso.
- Both Malakai's stage outfit and his assassin outfit lack proper shirts, with just some elaborate suspenders and straps, plus a single shoulder plate for his assassin outfit.
- Wall Pin of Love: In her first episode, Wrath ends up in this position with the heroine after she lunges forward to keep a bike from falling on her.
- Weapon Specialization: Each member of the Night of Sin troupe has a distinct weapon, as do some of the antagonists: