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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The man lends himself to this, since we hardly know anything about him for sure.
    • It's heavily implied that he has killed more than a few people. Was it entirely to pay for the debt he mentioned? Was it out of his hands? Does his repentance for it prove that he's not a bad person, just a person forced into a bad circumstance? Or is he manipulating and cherry-picking his words, running away instead of facing whatever it was that he did? Is everyone he ever knew dead because they were caught up in it, or did they die by his hands? Is he a cannibal or just an extremely lustful man? Does he genuinely believe that the player, a complete stranger, loves him enough to justify him not living, or is he just that eager to have anyone to control? Was he trying to scare the player away the whole time, or is he seriously a creep?
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  • Draco in Leather Pants: The man is sympathetic, repentant, and clearly depressed, but he's also committed some heavy crimes and might be knowingly manipulating the character into staying with him on a whim. It's a complex situation, but some fans prefer to put him in a less ambiguous light.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The main character of this game is set to be one of the romance options in Beauty and the War: X Playing Pieces. He hasn't even appeared in the true game's demo, but he quickly became the most anticipated suitor.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • There are many theories about the man's true identity. Alexandrite? Onyx? Arsenik? Viktor? Some other Hulder?
    • There are theories about what crimes the man's committed, why he's hiding his face, and whether or not he's an actual cannibal. For what it's worth, the man seems somewhat amused in the way he dances around the question if he's asked.
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  • Evil Is Sexy: "Evil" might or might not be pushing it, depending on who you ask, but the mysterious man is considered very alluring by the fans.
  • Jerkass Woobie: As creepy as he can be, the man has lost all the family and friends he's ever known, can never return to his home in France, has committed such horrible crimes that he considers death a light punishment for them, and is painfully desperate just to feel like there's truly someone left out there who can love him. It's sad that he's gotten to this point, and even sadder that he tries very hard to avoid admitting how bad it is and deflecting any pity or concern.
  • Memetic Molester: The mysterious man, considering how openly flirtatious and lascivious he is whenever he isn't being depressing.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The game is meant to be a psychological horror centered around the feeling of not being able to do anything in this very terrifying situation with no good outcomes. The possible relationship is clearly shown to be unhealthy, built on desperation, and "risky", and that ending isn't treated as a Golden Ending just because it prevents him from committing suicide. Some people misinterpret the game as a straightforward Otome about Romanticized Abuse at best, and a mockery of people in this situation at worst.
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  • Most Wonderful Sound: There are two voice options, and both of them are magnificent, especially when they're adding to the risky atmosphere.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Everything about this situation is chilling.

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