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  • Adorkable: Anti-Bravoman, Blue Max and Meowkie.
  • Cargo Ship:
    • Canon example, if choosing to pursue Donko (the Taiko drum from Taiko no Tatsujin) or Galaga.
    • Also, Hiromi/Hiromi's Motorbike. If you go to poetry club, she recites a poem where she wishes she could marry it.
  • Crack Ship: Practically supports this. Shipping anyone with the Galaga ship is utterly insane. So it's a literal crack ship.
  • Crossover Ship: Not one of your potential partners comes from the Katamari setting, to put it that way.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The Galaga ship is already extremely popular, probably due to the sheer intrinsic lunacy of the idea.
    • Davesprite is very memorable due to the tear jerking ending.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The picture in which which you and your romantic partner lose the fight against Evil Namco High was used for the "Namco High is shutting down" announcement on ShiftyLook.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A Visual Novel where you're capable of forming relationships with Homestuck characters eventually became an official thing with the coming of Pesterquest.
  • Ho Yay: There's rather a lot of this between Hiromi and Toby in her route (Toby being, despite the name, female), and one of Valkyrie's first lines is to make a fairly blatant pass at Meowkie while winking hugely. Then there's Nidia's route, in which her initial list of likely candidates, based solely on hotness, consists of Richard Miller, Hiromi, and the Galaga ship.
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: The main draw of the game was dating Namco characters. A majority of people seemed to have played just to have a shot at the Homestuck cast.
  • Memetic Mutation: I'm gonna fuck that spaceship.
  • Moment of Awesome: If you're a Homestuck fan, Jane Crocker's ending is this: Cousin Ascends to God Tier, specifically, the role of Heir of Heart.
  • Tainted by the Preview: The announcement of Homestuck characters in the cast drove a lot of people away, as they'd hoped Hussie could do something completely new.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Davesprite's ending. Davesprite essentially insinuates that he remains aware that the game has reset at the start of a New Game and the Cousin has forgotten all about their relationship; it makes his initial comment at the start of the game much Harsher in Hindsight.
      • It gets worse. Should you go after Davesprite again, he mentions that you're after him again, with the sad expression. You were his only friend in the in-game universe, and he needs to reintroduce himself, even though he remembers you.
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    • The bad ending, in which you and your romantic partner lose the fight against Evil Namco High. In this this picture, you can see Lolo's skull decoration, Valkyrie's sword, and a few other students' weapons...but worst of all is Cousin's katamari ball, which lays with a little bit of color shining on it as opposed to the grey everywhere else.
    • Meowkie's story arc, where you learn she's become an Extreme Doormat due to her family's reputation as art thieves, and refuses to get angry even when other students repeatedly blame her for things they've done. In the ending, where she becomes a Badass Adorable and learns it's okay to get angry at people who treat you like crap, hits a special cord if you've ever been in a similar situation.
  • The Woobie: Meowkie. There are points in her backstory where you just want to hug her, and a few others where you want to burn down the school.
  • Unexpected Character: The exchange students from Homestuck and the ship from Galaga. The latter in particular, because the game makes no effort to update the "character." It's still a non-anthropomorphic arrangement of pixels vaguely in the shape of a spaceship. The official site lampshades this:


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