Doppelgänger: Dawn of the Inverted Souls

Doppelgänger: Dawn of the Inverted Souls
TitleDoppelgänger: Dawn of the Inverted Souls
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
DeveloperMemento Mori Productions & Soyasushi Productions
Publishers Memento Mori Productions
LinksRenai.us, VNStat

Description

After her sister, Bertha's death, Lucia Nicol is struggling to follow her footsteps.

She becomes a self-centered person who will do anything to replace Bertha's position in her family. Her actions made her schoolmates loathe and bully her, thus leading to an unexpected event. One by one, the schoolmates who once bullied her were now attacked, and suddenly she became the main suspect. After those events, she found out that she was able to see people who can’t be seen by “normal” people, and that she had the ability to uncover the dark, insane truth of an entity called “Doppelganger”.

Her life is suddenly in danger, and the people she normally trusts suddenly doesn’t look so kind any more…

[Source: official lemmasoft page]

Protagonist

Lucia Nicol
Lucia Nicol 
AliasesLuke, Lulu-jiejie, Lucy
Hair, Curly, Red, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Cyan
Body, Olive, Teen
Clothes, Glasses, Jeans, Necktie, Pendant Necklace, School Uniform, Turtleneck Sweater
Items, Handgun
Personality, Arrogant, Cold-hearted, Hardworker, Jealous, Low Self-esteem, Overconfident, Smart
Role, Daughter, Full Sister, Girlfriend, Hero, High School Student, Honor Student, Neighbor, Schoolmate, Student, Student Council Member
Engages in, Fighting, Investigation, Sarcasm
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Bullying, Other Route Death, Possession, Turndown

Description

Lucia is a 16 year old student of Valudeto High. She likes engrossing herself in studying and looks down on people who are not as intellectual as her. She only cares for her own sake and may appear snobbish at times. She is often bullied for this very reason.

Ever since her sister's death, Lucia has been trying so hard to take her place. She believes that by doing so, she will be able to find her rightful place in the family; however, unlike Bertha, Lucia only excels at one field: academics.

She has a crush on her Senior, Raphael Martis, ever since she was young.

Main characters

Blake Landers
Blake Landers 
Hair, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Violet
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Headphones, Jeans, Necktie, School Uniform
Items, Guitar
Personality, Carefree, Lazy, Naive
Role, Famous, Guitarist, High School Student, Musician, Non-blood-related Son, Popular, Schoolmate, Singer, Student
Engages in, Singing

Description

Blake (17), also known as Black, is the vocalist and guitarist of a well-known band, Cyan.

Naturally, due to Blake's occupation, he has become the main attraction for girls within Valudeto High; however, Blake chooses to ignore most of his fans as much as possible. In fact, he ignores even his peers, making him appear almost rude, which is why Lucia doesn't necessarily get along with him.

Blake is a naive, lazy, and laid-back character who shows a lack of concern for his surroundings, and usually slacks off during class by sleeping; however, what lacks for his work ethic makes up for his strong passion and determination for music.

<hidden by spoiler settings>It is later revealed that Blake is an adopted child. His real father being Valudeto High's janitor, Paul, who belongs to the Rhodes family. Thus, his real name is Nathaniel Rhodes.

Clifford Rhodes
Clifford Rhodes 
Hair, Blond, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Coat, Glasses
Items, Hand Saw
Personality, Kind, Mature, Mysterious
Role, Boyfriend, Full Brother, Master, Older Brother, Prostitute, School Art Club Member, University Student, Wealthy
Engages in, Alcohol Abuse, Drawing, Drug Abuse, Elopement, Fighting, Investigation, Justifiable Homicide
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Possession

Description

Clifford Rhodes <hidden by spoiler settings> (18) is a mysterious young man with a ghost-like appearance; however, he appears to be neither among the living or the dead. Perhaps this man lies somewhere in between.

Clifford has a habit of talking in riddles and loves to confuse people. He can only be seen by a few select people and one of them appears to be Lucia. He seems to possess uncanny knowledge about the mysterious happenings occurring around Lucia.

He can often be found in the park, looking up at the sky, or staring into the nearby neighborhood full of houses. Perhaps he is reflecting on his actions, or reminiscing about something of a greater scale.

Enrico Moretti
Enrico Moretti 
AliasesRico
Hair, Blond, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Bandages, Hoodie, Jeans, Pendant Necklace, School Uniform, Shirt, T-shirt, Watch
Items, Handgun
Personality, Jealous, Rude, Short-tempered, Stubborn, Violent
Role, Bad Student, Boyfriend, Criminal, Delinquent, High School Student, School Gang Leader, Schoolmate, Son, Student
Engages in, Investigation, Kidnapping, Self-sacrifice, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Coma, Disappearance, Hospitalization, Other Route Death, Possession

Description

Enrico (commonly known as Rico for short) is a feared delinquent, gang member and student of Valudeto High. Just like most delinquents, Rico has his fair share of enemies, one of them being Yuri Ivanov of Garnaster High whom he often gets in a fight with.

As if his reputation wasn't bad enough, Rico seems to be dating one of the most well-known bullies of Valudeto High, Anastasia Brunell. Though at the current moment, their relationship is a little bit rough on the edges.

Rico soon becomes one of the first victims of the mysterious disappearances occurring within the city. He then appears in front of Lucia, seeking for help, claiming that no one other than her can see him.

Jun Suwabara
Jun Suwabara 
Hair, Brown, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Reverse-trap, Teen
Clothes, Arm Warmers, Baseball Cap, Jeans, Necktie, School Uniform, Tank Top
Personality, Brave, Energetic, Friendly, Kind, Naive, Tomboy
Role, Childhood Friend, Daughter, Full Sister, Girlfriend, High School Student, Schoolmate, Student
Engages in, Cross-dressing, Martial Arts, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Child Abuse, Turndown

Description

Jun (16) is Lucia's best friend whom she met in middle school. Ever since then, their relationship has remained strong.

Jun is a naive, energetic and tomboyish young girl. She's unusually strong and is powerful enough to be able to protect herself from delinquents.

Compared to Lucia's personality, Jun is the exact opposite of her, being a lot more optimistic than she is, and a lot less refined, owed to her tomboyish nature.

Lee Shuang
Lee Shuang 
Hair, Black, Long, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Black
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Changshan
Items, Stuffed Toy, Wheelchair
Personality, Altruistic, Carefree, Ignorant, Jealous, Low Self-esteem, Mature, Naive
Role, Antagonist, Chinese, Cousin, Daughter, Girlfriend, Magician, Rival, Villain
Engages in, Elopement, Fighting, Teasing
Subject of, Betrayal, Child Abuse, Confinement, Delusion, Disability, Mental Breakdown, Other Route Death, Possession

Description

Shuang (16) is Lee's cousin who cannot walk due to a genetic defect. Being in a wheelchair, she seems to be heavily guarded by the Lee family, and is strictly forbidden to go into the "outside" world.

Due to these circumstances, Shuang grew up to be a naive and highly idealistic individual who barely knows anything about the world outside of her home, and believes that there exists the possibility of making everyone happy.

Shuang is generally mature and calm, and enjoys teasing her cousin a lot, especially about his relationship with Lucia.

Lee Zhuyuan
Lee Zhuyuan 
AliasesLeia, Yuanyuan
Hair, Black, Long, Ponytail, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Black
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Changshan, Glasses, Jeans, Necktie, School Uniform
Items, Sword
Personality, Cold-hearted, Competitive, Friendly, Kind, Overconfident, Pessimist, Possessive, Smart, Yandere
Role, Betrothed, Boyfriend, Chinese, Cousin, Ex-boyfriend, Full Brother, Half-orphan, High School Student, Honor Student, Master, Popular, Rival, Schoolmate, Son, Student Council President, Wealthy
Engages in, Blackmail, Confinement, Fighting, Investigation, Mass Murder, Self-sacrifice, Torture
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Child Abuse, Psychological Trauma

Description

Lee (16) first met Lucia in middle school and has been close friends with her ever since. Although, it seems like his feelings for her surpass that of friendship. In fact, he seems to have a little obsession towards her.

Lee is the son of a rich family and is the one next in line to inherit the family name. He is the student council president and is one of the smartest students of Valudeto High, being ranked #1. Being the "perfect" student, Lee is quite popular at school, and his relationship with Lucia can sometimes be one of the reasons as to why some girls are hostile towards Lucia.

Lin Chunxiang
Lin Chunxiang 
AliasesChun, Xiang, Xianger
Hair, Long, Straight, Twin Tails, V Bangs, White
Eyes, Pink
Body, Albino, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Cravat, Dress, Gothic, Lolita
Items, Axe, Violin
Personality, Friendly, Misanthrope, Optimist, Pessimist, Pretending, Vindictive, Yangire
Role, Antagonist, Betrothed, Ex-girlfriend, Girlfriend, Head of Household, Magician, Villain, Violinist
Engages in, Fighting, Murder, Revenge
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Betrayal, Confinement, Hospitalization, Insanity, Psychological Trauma, Torture

Description

Chunxiang (17) is a young girl whom Lucia met through Shuang as they seem to be pretty close with each other.

The reason as to why Chunxiang spends most of her time confined in a hospital is unknown; however, Lucia assumes that she is terminally ill.

Despite living under these conditions, Chunxiang still remains optimistic and doesn't seem to complain about her current situation. She is shown to have a friendly nature as she didn't have any problems with Lucia upon their first meeting.

Neo Marshall
Neo Marshall 
AliasesXiao Qiang, NnM, No-Na-Me, Noob_Rouge
Hair, Blue, Short, Straight, V Bangs
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Tattoo, Young-adult
Clothes, Jeans, Shirt
Items, Cigarette, Handgun, Sniper Rifle
Personality, Altruistic, Cautious, Competitive, Distrustful, Food Lover, Friendly, Funny, Genre Savvy, Hardworker, Kind, Mysterious, Optimist, Pretending, Proactive, Protective, Secretive
Role, Brother-in-law, Childhood Friend, Detective, Full Brother, Gamer, Non-blood-related Brother, Non-blood-related Son, Orphan, Police, Rival, Sniper, Younger Brother
Engages in, Computering, Driving, Fighting, Investigation, Revenge, Sarcasm, Smoking, Suicide, Teasing
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Mental Breakdown, Necrophobia, Other Route Death, Psychological Trauma, Teasing

Description

Not much is known about Neo, other than the fact that he definitely knows more than he should and is somehow involved in the doppelganger case.

<hidden by spoiler settings>It is later revealed that Neo's rather creepy mannersims is just a facade. He uses this as a ploy to scare people away; to keep them from delving too deep into the doppelganger case and causing themselves unnecessary harm. In truth, Neo's just a typical young adult: kind, helpful and a hardcore gamer.

Neo currently works as a police and has been trying to find evidence to prove that the entity called "Doppelganger" is indeed the one behind all these mysterious happenings. Naturally, due to his theory being too far-fetched, none of his colleagues believe him.

Raphael Martis
Raphael Martis 
Hair, Red, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Blue
Body, Olive, Teen
Clothes, Baseball Cap, Hoodie, Jeans, Necktie, School Uniform, Wristband
Items, Baseball Bat
Personality, Ambitious, Confident, Energetic, Friendly, Kind, Protective, Sly, Vindictive
Role, Antagonist, Criminal, Full Brother, Hacker, High School Student, Poor, Schoolmate, Student, Villain
Engages in, Basketball, Betrayal, Computering, Fighting, Murder, Revenge, Self-sacrifice, Suicide
Subject of, Accident, Avoidable Death, Blackmail, Hospitalization, Other Route Death

Description

Raphael (18) is the captain of Valudeto High's basketball team. Being the team's ace, Raphael is extremely skilled in basketball. His father, a basketball coach, was the one who originally founded the club. Sadly, he passed away due to health complications.

Ever since his father's death, Raphael's family has been struggling financially even more so than before. This lead to Raphael's strong desire to get a scholarship out of playing basketball. Unfortunately, his team has never reached any further than the semifinals. Even so, Raphael's determination never wavers and wishes to continue his father's legacy.

Raphael was close friends with Lucia's older sister, Bertha, when she was still alive. Lucia fell in love with the man Bertha described in her stories: a bright, cheery and determined young man. Soon after their first meeting, Lucia develops a crush on her sister's close friend.

<hidden by spoiler settings>It is later revealed that he was in fact God Mode. In order to support his family, Raphael entered the hacking business as a means to receive income.

Yuri Ivanov
Yuri Ivanov 
Hair, Brown, Curtained, Grey, Ponytail, Short, Spiky, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Brown
Body, Body Piercing, Olive, Teen, Trap
Clothes, Bracelet, Coat, Dog Tags, Jacket, Jeans, Necktie, Scarf, School Uniform
Items, Knife
Personality, Arrogant, Effeminate, Emotional, Pretending, Rude, Violent
Role, Bad Student, Boyfriend, Childhood Friend, Delinquent, Full Brother, High School Student, Older Brother, School Gang Member, Son, Student
Engages in, Bullying, Cooking, Cross-dressing, Fighting, Investigation, Murder, Shopping, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Bullying, Gender Change, Illness, Other Route Death

Description

Yuri (17) is a fearless delinquent from Garnaster High, who happens to also be a gang member. He seems to despise students from Valudeto High, and what's more, his mortal enemy, Rico, goes there.

He is currently living with his father, a well-respected surgeon, after his parents divorced, leaving his younger brother, Ignatius, with his mother. It would appear that Yuri's relationship with Ignatius is a bitter one.

Yuri suffers academically as education seems to be of lower priority to him, which gives his younger brother even more reason to loathe him.

Zhuang
Zhuang 
AliasesZhuanger
Hair, Black, Short, Spiky, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Chain Jewellery, Necktie, Suit
Items, Dagger
Personality, Dishonest, Friendly, Manipulative, Mysterious, Pretending, Refined, Sly
Role, Antagonist, Butler, Demon, Non-human, Servant, Villain
Engages in, Betrayal, Fighting, Murder, Possession
Subject of, Death

Description

Zhuang is a rather enigmatic young man whom one day appears in front of Lucia, willing to listen to her problems and tend to her needs.
<hidden by spoiler settings>
Much like Neo, not much is known about Zhuang, other than the fact that he seems to be closely related to Chunxiang and Shuang. Unlike Neo, however, Zhuang has no known background information whatsoever, making it much more difficult to interpret the reasoning behind his actions.

Side characters

Anastasia Brunell
Anastasia Brunell 
AliasesAnn
Hair, Blond, Long, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Grey
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Bandages, Hairpin, Necktie, Pendant Necklace, School Uniform
Items, Cigarette
Personality, Pretending, Rude, Violent
Role, Girlfriend, High School Student, Schoolmate, Student
Engages in, Bullying, Smoking, Suicide
Subject of, Assault, Blindness, Bullying, Hospitalization

Description

Anastasia (17) is a student of Valudeto High and is well-known for being a bully. To top it off, she seems to be dating one of Valudeto High's delinquents, Enrico Moretti.

Just like your typical bully, Anastasia harasses students as a means to get what she wants. She would go through extreme measures just to achieve her goal. In Lucia's case, locking her up in the bathroom all day long just because she didn't follow her commands.

That's when karma bites back and she becomes one of the first victims of a mysterious chain of deaths.

Arthur Nicol
Arthur Nicol 
Hair, Brown, Curtained, Parted in Middle, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Cyan, Tsurime
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, School Uniform, T-shirt
Personality, Carefree, Puffy
Role, Full Brother, Gamer, Middle School Student, Son, Student, Younger Brother
Engages in, Computering

Description

Arthur (14) is Lucia's younger brother whose hobbies include: gaming and visiting message boards on a regular basis. Due to his rather peculiar hobby, he is well-versed in the current happenings around the city, as well as the rumors that are starting to develop as a result from these strange occurrences.

Unlike most brother and sister relationships which are strongly resemblant of a cat-dog relationship, Arthur's relationship with Lucia is a tamed one, as they seem to be willing to cater to each other's needs.

Ignatius Ivanov
Ignatius Ivanov 
Hair, Brown, Short, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Jeans, Necktie, School Uniform, T-shirt
Personality, Confident, Hardworker, Smart
Role, Full Brother, High School Student, Neighbor, Schoolmate, Student, Younger Brother
Subject of, Homicide

Description

Ignatius (16) is a studious young man who is specifically interested in the sciences. Clearly, all his hard work pays off as he does extremely well in school.

Ignatius attends the same school as Lucia and lives right next door to her. Though not quite close, he and Lucia are on pretty good terms and get along pretty well due to their shared interest: academics.

After his parents' separation, Ignatius now lives with his mother, while his older brother, Yuri, lives with their father. Ignatius seems to feel strong hatred towards his own brother, believing him to be the reason as to why their parents decided to live separate lives.