"This portrait encaptures a moment; it is what we are destined to lose."
- Abnormality Log
Portrait of Another World (O-09-91) is a HE tool Abnormality in the form of a tall empty canvas, which is held by a black metallic ornamented support. It is dusty and start empty at the beginning of each day.
Portrait of Another World's ability is a single use, which makes the employee using it be marked and painted on the Abnormality. The status mark consist in a circular gray face of hollow eyes and mouth, with black substance dripping from them. These float above the marked employees, who will be also covered in smoke or dust.
The first-marked employee, the one who is painted in the canvas, will transfer any Damage taken from any source to a second-marked employee in the facility at a 1.5x increase. (However, this transfer will not work if the second-marked employee is inside Shelter from the 27th of March and the first-marked will retain the damage instead). The defenses still act on the damage transferred. When the second marked employee dies, the mark will move to another employee. After employees keep dying by the transferred damage or the damage transferred accumulates to 100, the portrait of the agent on the canvas will change to one that features a mask and a second change will feature what appears to be employees around a black tree. Depending on the portrait's appearance, the transferred damage will be increased to 2.0x at change one or 2.5x at change two. If there are no more agents to be marked, the first marked employee will die and the paint will disappear.
If the first marked employee dies by another source except by the portrait (other Insta-death effects), the portrait will go blank and can be used again. If another employee tries to use the portrait when there is already a marked employee, the originally marked employee will melt and die, and the new employee using it will be painted and marked instead. If the currently marked employee interacts with it, nothing will occur, however it still counts as a use.
Portrait of Another World's basic information takes 2 use to unlock, the information gained is:
- Name of the Abnormality
- Subject Classification
- Risk Level ( HE)
- Type of Abnormality (Single use)
Its origin is currently unknown.
Log and Method
"As time passes, people change. We may become disabled, lose our minds, be consumed by overwhelming violence, or be willed to disappear, never seen again."
"The first person to use the Abnormality will have their image etched onto the canvas."
"This portrait encaptures a moment; it is what we are destined to lose. Those who see their healthy self will subconsciously begin craving. “If life could always be like that. If only I could always have a bright smile just like in that portrait.” "
"All damage that would be dealt to the etched will be taken by another within the facility. (However, the effect of the Abnormality will not apply to damage that exceeds the maximum HP of the one who is shown on the canvas.) The etched will also receive increased damage."
"One will begin to feel strange. One will be unharmed by any shape or form of attacks, however, others will bear the pain instead."
"Once the one who bears the etched’s pain died, another will take their place. When not a single person remains, the one etched on the portrait will die."
"Little by little, the portrait turned uglier and uglier. Eventually one will stop viewing the portrait and simply enjoy their unexpected luck."
"If the image of a new person is placed upon the canvas, the previous will be killed."
"However, no miracle lasts forever. When all those that bear one’s pain perish, it is their turn to die. Once the person who thought themself to be the luckiest person in the world meets their demise, the portrait turns blank once again."
"If the etched is killed by means other than normal damage, then the portrait will return to its original state."
- Portrait of Another World is the first Abnormality to use a transference of damage ability.
- When the marked agent is melting, one visible open hand can be seen, in the middle to the end process, for a few moments.
- Portrait of Another World could be a reference to the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.
- Portrait of Another World could also be a reference to the game "Layers of Fear" by Bloober Team.