Sickness

Sickness
TitleSickness
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperZetsubou
Publishers Unwonted Studios & Zetsubou
 Tester
LinksVNStat

Description

Sickness is a Visual Novel following the life of Suoh, a high school student turned violent criminal.

Following the deaths of his parents, Suoh is left without a home or source of income. All he has is his twin sister, Sara, who he promises to provide for, even if doing so means throwing his life away.

Using the entirety of their savings, the two move to another city, wherein Suoh quickly finds work. Sara commutes to her old school, Suoh works long, physically-demanding hours, and the two survive off instant food, barely scraping by. It isn’t a happy life, but they make it work.

Or at least they did, until a violent outburst set into motion a rapid descent.

Amid a physical altercation with his boss, Suoh blacks out, waking up to find a corpse laying at his feet. His knuckles bloody, his muscles aching, he realizes that he has just murdered his boss, the person responsible for his continued well-being. But rather than lament the loss of life, all Suoh can think of is how badly he needed the money, and what he’ll do next to get it.

Drawn by the scent of blood, one of Suoh's coworkers, a young man with criminal connections, offers him a not so legal revenue stream, one encouraging violent behavior and rewarding the capable.

And from there, everything spirals out of control.

As it turns out, Suoh has a knack for crime, and the petty reservations he had about such acts don't last long. For the well-being of his sister, as well as his own self-interest, he becomes a killer for hire, taking out people anybody his new boss tells him to. He quickly adapts to life as a killer, adopting a double life his sister can never know about.

But his new life is not without trouble. Facing death on a weekly basis is only the beginning; between avoiding police detection, eyewitnesses, and even the malice of his fellow professional killers, Suoh's new life looks to be the death of him.

Will Suoh manage to survive long enough to keep his promise to his sister? Will he turn tail and escape from this life of crime, finding solace in the company of someone or something else? Or will he be hunted down and killed before he ever gets the chance?

[From Official site]

Protagonist

Suoh Tesla
Suoh Tesla 
Hair, Grey
Eyes, Green
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Gloves
Items, Knife
Personality, Hardworker, Kind, Siscon
Role, Assassin, Criminal, Dropout, High School Student, Orphan, Twin Brother
Engages in, Manslaughter, Murder, Teasing
Subject of, Amnesia, Avoidable Death, Delusion, Hospitalization, Injury, Teasing
Engages in (Sexual), Incest, Off Screen Sex

Description

Protagonist of Sickness.

Suoh is a recently-orphaned youth with a violent past.

Following the deaths of his parents, Suoh takes it upon himself to take care of his twin sister, Sara, despite not having a job or source of income.

Faced with increasing costs and responsibilities, Suoh is tempted into a life of crime, bringing about a sudden and drastic change in lifestyle.

As his new life proves to be one to which he is well-suited, Suoh happily walks down a bloody path of corruption and violence, all the while protecting the pleasant, naive life his sister lives.

[Taken from official website]

Main characters

Cecilia Crescent
Cecilia Crescent 
Hair, Brown, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Jacket, Jeans, Pendant Necklace, School Uniform
Role, Classmate, Friend, High School Student
Engages in, Teasing
Subject of, Assault, Teasing

Description

An old friend and classmate of Suoh's from back when he was a student and has had feelings for him after he saved her back then.

She has a history with Sara that neither one of them want to talk about in front of Suoh for different reasons. A history Suoh is supposed to remember but doesn't.

Karasu
Karasu 
Hair, Black, Long
Eyes, Brown
Clothes, Necktie, Suit

Description

Up and coming crimelord of Richmond.

Karasu builds his wealth through a variety of "services", including, but not limited to, gambling, corporate espionage, and organ trafficking.

Above all, however, Karasu is most infamous for providing "waste disposal" for neighboring towns, whether they request his services or not.

His ultimate goal is to build an empire he can share with his beloved "children"; interesting individuals he has taken under his wing and granted a new lease on life.

Though many view him as a sadistic narcissist who will stop at nothing to obtain what he wants, Karasu is ultimately a simple businessman who displays affection only for a chosen few.

[Taken from official website]

Misa
Misa 
Hair, Black
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Apron, Sweater
Items, Blade
Personality, Silent
Role, Assassin, Criminal, Daughter, Half-orphan, Roommate
Engages in, Fighting, Murder

Description

A professional killer working for Karasu.

Misa is a teenage girl who wishes for a life without bloodshed.

As the daughter of a professional killer (and protective father), Misa has trained from a young age in order to protect herself from the dangers of the world.

However, as her father's work inevitably absorbed her life, Misa adapted her skillset to match those of a killer, using her youth and small figure to become the youngest and most discreet killer among her peers.

Outside of work, Misa is still just a young girl. She's very friendly, once she warms up to someone, and is protective of those close to her.

[Taken from official website]

Sai
Sai 
Hair, Black, Ponytail
Eyes, Brown
Role, Criminal, Father

Description

Misa's father, and Karasu's right-hand man.

Sai is Karasu's most trusted and capable employee, responsible for overseeing his most lucrative business ventures, despite always working in the shadows.

Unrivaled in what he does, Sai is a ruthless killer who feels no remorse; those who get on his bad side seldom live long enough to realize it.

The only things more important to Sai than his work are his daughter's well-being and happiness.

[Taken from official website]

Sara Tesla
Sara Tesla 
Hair, Long, White
Eyes, Green
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Apron, Dress, School Uniform, Shirt
Personality, Brocon, Possessive
Role, High School Student, Orphan, Twin Sister
Engages in, Assault, Avoidable Suicide, Cooking, Teasing
Subject of, Attempted Homicide, Coma, Homicide, Hospitalization, Mental Affliction, Other Route Death, Teasing
Engages in (Sexual), Incest, Off Screen Sex

Description

Suoh's twin sister.

Sara is a high school student who harbors complex feelings towards her brother.

To Suoh, Sara is an angelic sister with a loving nature and endless affection; an image she cultivates and builds on daily.

To everyone else, however, Sara is narcissistic and thoroughly two-faced.

Family aside, Sara doesn't care for other people in the slightest, and as a result of her desperately trying to hide this fact, her family mistakenly believe Sara to be bipolar.

[Taken from official website]

Side character

Lucia Kaye
Lucia Kaye 
Hair, Brown, Long, Twin Tails
Eyes, Green
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, School Uniform
Personality, Food Lover, Talkative
Role, High School Student, Kouhai
Engages in, Justifiable Homicide
Subject of, Avoidable Death, Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Psychosis, Rape Attempt

Description

A student from Sara's school that Suoh saves from being raped. Sara, who is a grade higher, describes her as possessing "Above average grades, average looks, and below average physical fitness" and notes that it is rumored that her family is ashamed of her.

<hidden by spoiler settings>In the first reading of the VN Suoh kills her to prevent her from talking but after clearing it once the option to not kill her is unlocked and she gets her own small route.