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Subject:On "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward"
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I'm going to try to post what I learn in each room/route. I want to do it as I do each playthough so my experience of it won't be tainted by memory of other rooms. I'll probably do this in point form, and continue it in the Comments. One person on Twitter mentioned keeping track of everything in Excel XD My memory may be incorrect in some places--I've not been writing things down.

☆★☆★This will be full of spoilers★☆★☆

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I've only 'finished' one playthrough, and I didn't even get to finish it because the last bit requires something from another route.

Jumpstart ⇒ Elevator ⇒ Elevator After Escape ⇒ Into the CDs ⇒ Yellow Door ⇒ Infirmary ⇒ Infirmary After Escape ⇒ AB Game Round 1 ⇒ AB Game Round 1 Ally ⇒ Into the CDs ⇒ Blue Door ⇒ Pressure Exchange Chamber ⇒ Pressure Exchange Chamber After Escape ⇒ AB Game Round 2 ⇒ AB Game Round 2 Ally ⇒ Crew Quarters ■LOCK No. 02■ Is there proof it wasn't murder?

Jumpstart:
→Sigma was kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.
→He saw Zero in their gasmask before getting knocked-out.
→Meet Phi.
→Phi somehow had Sigma's name come to mind.

Elevator:
→Meet Zero III.
→Learn that each room Safe has a false back & can accept 2 passwords.
→The Ambidex Machine can accept memory cards & do more than voting.
→Phi can jump really high, with acrobatic reflexes.
→"I am no man."

Elevator After Escape:
→"TWO MILKMEN GO COMEDY!"
→Meet Tenmyouji, Dio, Quark, Luna, Alice, K, & Clover.
→Clover is still unconscious even after escaping the elevator.
→K has amnesia, and seems to be welded into a suit of armour. Sounds like a robot. His bracelet is hooked through the suit though, to attach unseen skin/wrist.
→Zero III gives them nicknames [Siggy, Phido, Alas, Cleaver (as if
referring to the 999 Axe Ending), B.O., Quirk, Tenmyoldie, Moony, and Potassium).
→'K' comes to his mind though he doesn't know his name. Zero III asks his name too.
→Clover is freaked-out over 'Zero' & 'Nonary Game'--Seems to know something about it. "It should be over".
→Alice met Clover a year ago.
→Phi works-out the anagram "WELCOME TO MY KINGDOM!" silly fast.
→Learn that Zero is one of the 9, and Zero III is merely an Artificial
Intelligence created to "facilitate the facility".
→Learn most of the rules, but not what 'penalties' are.
→Learn about Chromatic Doors.
→Learn about the Number 9 Door.
→Learn about key cards.
→Learn about pressing both buttons on the bracelet.
→"You can take your Lame-ary Game and shove it up your ass!" leads to learning not playing means death.
→Learn what is inside the bracelet. Needles that can inject Soporil β (an anesthetic from 999) & turbocurarine (a poison that shuts-down the respiratory system). ...Means of a painless death...
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma & Phi = Red Pair
Clover & K = Green Pair
Dio & Quark = Blue Pair
Alice = Red Solo
Tenmyouji = Green Solo
Luna = Blue Solo
→Everyone had 3 Bracelet Points.

Into The CDs:
→Phi again shows how fast she can work-out things by explaining what path options there are.

Yellow Door:
→Sigma & Phi partner with Tenmyouji.
→Clover & K partner with Luna.
→Dio & Quark partner with Alice

Infirmary:
→Deduce there must have been people working here (the facility) until recently going by its size & how clean it is.
→Learn the ADAM is a scanner.
→The screen can accept/play memory cards.
→Find a scalpel.
→Find, but leave the injection gun. It contains saline solution.
→Find Soporil β & turbocurarine just sitting on a cabinet, for anyone to pocket, and/or use with the injection gun.
→Find newspaper article on Radical-6 (a virus that according to the article has reached a pandemic level).

Infirmary After Escape:
→Sigma is a college student who recently had his girlfriend dump him. His computer crapped-out while writing a paper due for a teacher that does not observe Christmas. He went to the school to type it there & drank 5 energy drinks. He got in his car and it wouldn't start, then a strange sound & his car flooded with knock-out gas. He saw Zero behind the car gawking at him through his rear view mirror.
→Learn the Secondary Rules.
→Quark calls Tenmyouji "Grandpa", and tells him the Lounge has his favourite drink.
→Overhear Alice & Clover mentioning needing to get help from "Headquarters", and Clover mentions Zero again.
→Zero III has control over all electronic locks in the facility.
→Learn how to gain or lose Bracelet Points.
→Learn mostly about how voting works.
→Learn about Ambidex Rooms.
→Phi & Sigma find the corpse of an old woman in the 'elevator' K & Clover were in.
→Tenmyouji acts very weird and acts distrustful & quietly angry.
→Phi suggests taking the corpse to the Infirmary to inspect the wound.
→Learn Luna has a medical license (but is neither a nurse or doctor, and not quite a coroner).
→Learn the ADAM can do diagnosis & autopsys.
→The woman was killed by exsanguination from a stab wound to the heart. Probably from a thin (3mm) knife.
→K is suspected as Clover was still unconscious, and they were the only previous ones in that room.
→K makes a point that since Zero III never reacted to the body, that it must be something planned by Zero (Zero Sr. as they say).

AB Game Round 1:
→Phi 'suggests' choosing Betray.
→Does Rock, Paper, Scissors to pick who chooses (I think you might automatically-win).

AB Game Round 1 Ally:
→Phi is annoyed that Ally was picked.
→Tenmyouji picks Betray.
→Dio (& Quark) pick Betray to Alice's Ally.
→Clover & K pick Betray to Luna's Ally.
→Zero III then finally explains that getting 0 Bracelet Points also
means the death penalty.
→Zero III suggests that Phi, Sigma, Alice, or...even Luna may die next Round. Maybe everyone actually.
→Clover & K act like Luna was stupid for choosing Ally.
→Alice is pissed at Dio.
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma & Clover = Magenta Pair
Alice & Quark = Yellow Pair
Phi & Luna = Cyan Pair
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma, Phi, Luna, & Alice = 1BP
Dio, Quark, Tenmyouji, Clover, & K = 6BP
→Zero III says that this will probably be the last the group sees of him.
(Infirmary ⇒ Lounge ⇒ Crew Quarters)
→Quark is Tenmyouji's grandson, and they were kidnapped together.
→Tenmyouji won't say where or when they were taken.
→Quark acts confused & stares blankly.
→Tenmyouji is scared and suggests seeing Luna, but Quark seems to perk-up so Sigma & Grandpa try to believe him.
→A lunar eclipse is supposed to happen on December 31ST, 2028 by K showing an Astronomy magazine they found in the Lounge.
→...Dio is perhaps jokingly aroused by Saturn's rings...
→Dio won't say when he was taken.
→The date is guessed to still be Christmas Day.
→K mentions finding a book on Schrodinger's Cat.
→The Radical-6 newspaper article is shown around.
→Everyone seems to not know anything about it (and if it was a real pandemic, wouldn't they know?).
→There is a guess that everyone there is quarantined/infected.
→Dio suggests it's fake, and Phi, Sigma, K, & Luna agree. [The article should be front page news, but the back is plain black (Sigma says that full page advertisements aren't printed on the back of the front page)]
→Sigma confronts Clover & Alice about their conversation he overhead earlier.
→Clover & Alice are 'co-workers'.
→Clover decides she can trust Sigma.
→She admits she was in the last Nonary Game.
→And the first Nonary Game.
→She gives a vague description of what happened in the one from 999 [9 people kidnapped--well 7 since 2 were in on it...make that 9 if you count the other 2 that were kidnapped too (thus clearing the idea that Snake was 'in on' the plot. Of course the writer even said he wasn't, but if it makes things more believable then he guessed you could say he was. I PERSONALLY think he wasn't as why the Hell would he need to be drugged when put in the coffin? Spare clothes could be brought too, and just claim Zero had them made. I think he remembered Kanny!Akane dying because up until solving the sudoku that's what happened. Also just like he didn't recognise Santa's voice due to age, he didn't recognise Akane's--and why would he guess she wasn't really dead? He kept quiet on the past Nonary Game because he really did believe the threats to Clover. Also why would he make a guess at who Zero was, when he could just keep quiet & let the others do so?--He wrongly guessed Santa.).]
→BUT the last Nonary Game did what then Zero meant to, so why play another one?
→But the gasmask & cloak/coat worn was the same...
→Alice & Clover were kidnapped on December 22ND (were they asleep that long?!).
→Tenmyouji rushes in looking for Luna.
→Quark has collapsed.
→Luna scans him, and it's Radical-6.
→Tenmyouji is more sure it can't be than denial would explain.
→Alice mentions hearing about a 'bio-weapon'.
→Axelavir is the anti-viral serum for Radical-6.
→Quark wakes-up, grabs a scalpel, and tries to stab himself in the heart (SO DISTURBING. He yells about needing to escape. His soul needing to escape his body; that he needs to die. Quark is about 9 years-old D:).
→Sigma manages to grab him, and hold him down. Together the group gets the scalpel from him.
→The Soporil β is used to knock Quark out.
→Luna seems to know something about how Radical-6 operates.
→Phi was kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.
→Luna was also kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.

Into The CDs:
→They carry Quark to the Blue, Red, & Green Chromatic Doors.
→Alice won't go with Dio, so that leaves 2 Chromatic Door options (I can't remember if you have a jerk choice like with 999's Door 3).

Blue Door:
→Sigma & Clover partner with Tenmyouji.
→Alice & K partner with Quark.
→Phi & Luna partner with Dio.

Pressure Exchange Chamber:
Figures I'd find the save file corrupting PEC room on my first playthough D:
→Learn that the facility required all that entered to wear protective
suits & undergo decompression decontamination first. Due to viral spread concerns.
→The door to the outside is welded shut (and again Clover gets locked on the other side of glass).
→Learn that Tenmyouji knows quite a bit about LASERS.
→Find a memory card.

Pressure Exchange Chamber After Escape:
→More graffiti (I couldn't read it fast enough!)
→Find the White Chromatic Doors.
→Dio activates the Ambidex Doors as soon as he gets to the Warehouse A.
→Phi, Luna, & Dio found a vial of Axelavir in the Laboratory.
→Quark is injected, and his vitals go to seemingly normal--he is still asleep.
→Phi was kidnapped on December 25TH.
→The PEC memory card is played.
→The memory card contains an audio file of a man calling a group stationed on Mars.
→He mentions the (future) December 31ST lunar eclipse. And it being red. Asks how Mar's moons Deimos & Phobos are.
→After no response back for an uncomfortable time, it's learnt that the video feed he is seeing of the Mars group is a hacked loop.
→A woman finally replies saying that 6 of the group are dead.
→That she killed them, and is about to kill 6 billion more.
→There was a mock mission to Mars set-up (9 people in a facility set-up just as it would be if they were in space. Including radio silence.).
→Tenmyouji admits he was somewhat involved in the project.
→The mission had an infection of Radical-6, and it escaped.

AB Game Round 2:
→Sigma gets Tenmyouji to promise to choose Ally.
→Quark being asleep will automatically choose Ally.
→Once inside Clover acts really skankily OOC and tries to seduce Sigma (what would Snake say?!) into choosing Betray (she'd get 9BP).
→Luna trusts Phi to vote for her while she stays in the Infirmary with Quark.

AB Game Round 2 Ally:
→Clover is annoyed Sigma chose Ally.
→Tenmyouji kept his Ally promise.
→Sigma doesn't tell Tenmyouji that he was right with his suggestion that Clover might try to seduce him.
→Alice & K kept their promise to pick Ally to Quark's Ally.
→Phi (voting for Luna too) picked Betray to Dio's Betray.
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma = Blue Solo
K = Red Solo
Dio = Green Solo
Phi = Magenta Pair
Clover = Cyan Pair
Tenmyouji = Yellow Pair
Alice's, Luna's, & Quark's are unknown.
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma, Luna, & Alice = 3BP
Clover, K, & Quark = 8BP
Phi = 1BP
Dio = 6BP
→Alice apparently takes off after voting--K says she said she felt tired, so probably went to go lay down.
→Tenmyouji has asked Luna to leave the Infirmary.
→Quark is still asleep.
→Tenmyouji keeps a photograh in his pocket.
→Zero did not take the photograph when they took everyone else's possessions.
→Tenmyouji won't tell Sigma anything on said photograph.
→Sigma tries to press Tenmyouji for more details on the Mars mission.
→Tenmyouji makes a statement asking if Sigma really wants to know? Or would he rather not taint his life memories, and view of the world.
→Phi then comes rushing in, looking upset, and tells them they need to come right away to the Crew Quarters & see Alice.

Crew Quarters ■Lock No. 02■ Is there proof it wasn't murder?:
→Alice has been stabbed in the chest with a scalpel.
→She's dead, and her Bracelet lays open beside her [I can't remember what it the display is, or if it is even shown up-close (999's 'bad shit is going down' ominous music plays)].
→Clover freaks-out and accuses everyone of murder.
→The group tries to work-out if it is (no-one suggests what happened to Quark).
→Clover threatens to kill everyone in 10 seconds unless they can prove that it isn't.
→Everyone sputters & tries to calm her down, but her countdown ends.
→Fade to "To Be Continued..."
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lady_noremon
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→Sigma does so, but thinks it's obvious he's dead.
→Phi checks that pod's display and gets Sigma to look.
→It says "OXYGEN LEVEL: 0% STATUS: DEAD". [I am amused it says 'dead' not 'deceased'.]
→Phi says someone must have monkeyed with it.
→They decide they need to go tell K what happened.
→Phi rushes out, and Sigma has to hurry after her.
→They get to the Lounge and try yelling at K.
→He doesn't respond so Sigma shakes him.
→He bolts awake and is all sleepy sounding & slow.
→They tell him Dio is dead.
→K is shocked. "Then who killed him, if he is the murderer?.
→K figured Dio killed Luna & Alice too.
→Sigma brings-up Clover & Tenmyouji.
→Phi brings-up Quark.
→Sigma is all "You suspect Quark???". He sarcastically says he'd need to wake-up, open the pod from the inside (he seems to forget K told him Quark could), get up, fiddle with the controls, and go back.
→Phi says she only means he should consider the possibility.
→K says then should Phi be a possibility too?
→Phi says no (but she could she have?) and tells how she ran into Sigma. Explaining how they heard a noise.
→She asks if him & Sigma split-up any? K says no.
→So K says the most likely is Clover & Tenmyouji.
→But they had better go to Warehouse B soon (K does not check his bracelet).
→Sigma checks & sees it's 7 minutes left.
→K calmly asks if someone grabbed Dio's bracelet.
→Phi & Sigma are all "Pish, why?".
→K explains that since him & Phi are a Magenta Pair, they need Dio's Red Solo.
→Phi & Sigma panic. And Sigma says they need to hurry then.
→He says they'll pick it up on the way back. K says he'll get it, and they should hurry.
→K then gives Sigma Luna's & Alice's bracelets. Seems he was the only one who thought of that in the upset (and shows how practical he is by picking them up).
→Phi & Sigma arrive at the White Chromatic Doors, but Tenmyouji & Clover aren't there.
→Phi goes to say that they're probably dead then, but Sigma yells at her. He says he doesn't want to believe only him, her, K, & Quark are all that are left alive. He is all "Godamnit Phi!" [My Nintendo 3DS suggests 'Godavarikhani'].
→Then K comes running in.
→They ask if he got Dio's bracelet. He says yes, but--
→He shows them that the bracelet is all smashed-up.
→They start going "oh shit", because that means K & Phi can't continue (and will die by penalty).
→K says he thinks whoever killed Dio did it [I just figured Dio had smashed it trying to escape the pod].
→K doubts that the bracelet will still work.
→Phi says that must have been what the murderer wanted then (for her & K to be stuck). K agrees.
→The announcement for 5 minutes until the Chromatic Doors close plays.
→Sigma realises they'll die then, and remembers Zero III's words and is filled with dread. He asks how the Hell they can be so calm.
→Phi just says for Sigma to go on. He has Alice & Luna's bracelets.
→Sigma: "Fuck that!".
→Phi & K are shocked.
→Sigma says he can't just leave them.
→They ask if he even gets what staying will mean.
→Sigma says, yes he knows he'll die too.
→But he says he won't be a monster & just abandon them.
→The Doors open.
→Sigma wracks his brain to think of how he might save them.
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lady_noremon
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Lock 01 [up where they arrive in Warehouse]

→Sigma starts having flashes of things. I think they are from the Clover End route because it shows Clover tied-up from her store on that. A flash of Zero's gasmasked face too.
→Sigma then remembers Zero III's explanation of what's in the bracelets. Soporil β & Turbocurarine.
→He then remembers Clover talking about her brother told her about Neostigmine [Snake! :D ]. How it is a cholinesterase inhibitor, so is sort of an antidote to Turbocurarine's effects.
→Sigma remembers the injection gun they found in the Safe on the Yellow Door route.
→Sigma then remembers Dio pocketing an injection gun.
→Sigma realises that that injection gun has Neostigmine in it.
→He mumbles "the antidote".
→Phi asks what he means, and Sigma snaps-out of it.
→Sigma decides he can't explain, and takes off running for the Treatment Center.
→He opens Pod 02, and hopes Dio still has that injection gun on him.
→The Neostigmine is in Dio's pocket!
→But there is only one dose.
→Sigma is conflicted that he can't save both Phi & K (He doesn't mention himself).
→Sigma runs back, and gets there just as the White Chromatic Doors close.
→Sigma is all "oh shit! fucker".
→Phi asks "Sigma...--
→Just as the bracelets' needles inject into their wrists.
→Sigma reflects he doesn't feel anything besides a quick sharp pain. Nothing being injected.
→Sigma's vision goes blurry and his brain starts numbing. He collapses.
→He fights against it, to try to save Phi or K.
→Sigma uses his right hand.
→He realises he can only save Phi anyway and didn't have a choice at all due to K's armour.
→In his head he apologises to K and drags himself over to Phi.
→He injects her arm with the Neostigmine.
→Phi asks what he is doing and he tells her he gave her the antidote.
→Phi asks why he picked her. Sigma explains he couldn't help K due to the suit.
→She asks then why didn't he help himself? Sigma laughs and admits he never even thought of it.
→"You are...the biggest idiot...on the planet..." and Sigma jokes that's not how to talk to someone about to die. "How about something more...tender...?"
→Phi falls asleep while getting pissed that she has to live in debt to Sigma.
→Sigma is relieved she'll be okay, then looks over to K laying quietly with his back to them.
→Sigma notices that the keyhole on the back of K's head has been put on "OPEN".
→Sigma wonders when he could have opened it?
→Then remembers the empty safe they found (the one from on the GAULEM BAY route where you find the odd key.). And K say it was empty when he found it. Sigma questions if K lied and found/taken the key.
→Sigma decides how didn't matter, just that K could remove the suit.
→And realises K had done so. Back when he said he needed a rest.
→Sigma then deducts K killed Dio while out of his suit.
→Sigma musters all the energy he can and moves towards K. Shaking him and yelling for him to wake-up.
→K awakes enough to acknowledge Sigma.
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lady_noremon
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→Sigma asks him to tell him if he killed Dio. He accuses him of not being asleep. Of taking-off the armour and going around the other way to the elevator. That it was just the armour Phi & Sigma saw in the Lounge. That when they were there, K was in the Treatment Center turning the oxygen off for Dio's pod. K hurried back and made that knocking noise to get Phi & Sigma out of the room so he could get back into the suit. He then pretended to be asleep and waited for Sigma & Phi to find Dio's body and come 'wake K up'. Where in K pretended to be sleepy & confused.
→Sigma asks K again if he killed Dio. Reminding him they'll be dead soon.
→K pauses and admits "Yes.". And Sigma's theory is true.
→Sigma asks why, and K says because he couldn't forgive Dio. That he "took the life...of someone very important" to K.
→Sigma asks who and K says the old woman. K says she was like his mother. That she showed him life had meaning in it. Sigma asks if it's who he thinks K is saying she is, and K admits the murdered woman they found was the woman from K's story.
→The woman who came "here" which Sigma catches and asks what he means?!
→K pauses and tells Sigma that they are "unfortunately" out of time.
→That he has something he needs to tell Sigma. That he made a promise Sigma would hear it, and asks if he understands. That it id important & for Sigma to pay attention. "You cannot...forget...".
→Sigma wonders what the Hell K means since they'll be dead soon.
→"If you see...a lion with two heads...devouring the sun, remember... Remember these letters... M I L...K E V...O L I. This will open...the second gate...". K then goes quiet.
→Sigma demands to know what he means, who told him to tell him that, and who is K.
→Sigma demands for K to show him who he really is. Then rips K's mask off.
→K's face is the same as Sigma's.
→Sigma is in disbelief.
→Then the 2ND injection happens.
→Sigma collapses and everything starts to go black.
→The credits roll.
→K - END
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[K's face]K's face:

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