"Many of those who underwent an operation inside the machine have found themselves rested and healthy again. "
-Abnormality Log

You Must Be Happy (T-09-94) is a Risk Zayin.png ZAYIN abnormality in the form of a big capsule-like machinery, with an upper and lower section. The upper part is like a half circle, with a small screen at the front and with several electrical antennas on the top. The lower part acts like a platform, with some stair steps. At the top, 2 robotic arms come from both sides and from below, just 1 arm at the left.

Information[edit | edit source]

Ability:[edit | edit source]

You Must Be Happy's ability is activated while at work. When an employee is sent, the agent will stand on the platform as the robotic arms start to interact with the employee and on the small screen, a blue 'YES' and a red 'NO' start to switch constantly. The switching of the words will start slow but after a period of time, they will get faster and faster until reaching a certain point where the switching is unpredictable.

The player must stop the work to trigger the last effect. If the work is stopped while the screen is 'YES', the employee will get a Buff of every FortitudeIcon.pngPrudenceIcon.pngTemperanceIcon.pngJusticeIcon.png Stat depending of the amount of time spent in the work (Up to 100 for each stat, base stat inclusive). If is stopped at 'NO', the employee will get a Debuff of every FortitudeIcon.pngPrudenceIcon.pngTemperanceIcon.pngJusticeIcon.png Stat depending of the amount of time spent in the work (Cannot decrease the base stats below ~30).

If the same Agent use the machine more than 5 times in the same day, it will get killed at the end of the last work by the arms. If the employee has more than 200 points in total of Buffed/Debuffed stats made by the machine, they will die at the end of the day. The Buff/Debuff is removed at the end of the day. The Abnormality will stop by itself if the player tries to pause the game, stopping them from any abuse to stop at the right moment. However, the player can still change the speed freely.

Basic Information:[edit | edit source]

You Must Be Happy's encyclopedia portrait

You Must Be Happy's basic information takes 30 seconds of use to unlock, the information gained is:

  • Name of the Abnormality
  • Subject classification
  • Risk Level (Risk Zayin.png ZAYIN)
  • Portrait
  • Type of Abnormality (Continuous)

Origin[edit | edit source]

This machine was used in a city to 'fix' the nerve tissue of the back of the brain. The machinery was for surgery, curing and helping the people who used it. The question was the only difference if they got healthy or worse: "Do you love your city?".

Is unknown from what city it comes from or how it arrived, but is possible that it was retrieved from the suggested city. It's also possible that this could be related to the Scarecrow Searching for Wisdom's entries, as the machine taking part of the surgery on the man told in the story is very similar to this Abnormality.

Log and Method[edit | edit source]

Interaction Amount
Log
Method
10 seconds
"A mysterious worn-out machine used for operations."
"When an employee uses the machine, they will experience an increase in all their stats."
1 minute
"This machine was designed to pull back the skull and destroy nerve tissue safely and efficiently."
"The stats will increase greater the longer the machine is used."
2 minutes
"Many of those who underwent an operation inside the machine have found themselves rested and healthy again."
"Be sure to stop the machine only when it displays “YES”. If it is stopped while on “NO”, all the stats will drop as much as they were due to increase."
3 minutes
"Those who answered “Yes” to the question “Do you love your city?” were deemed cured. Those who answered “No” weren’t allowed to discharge."
"The increased stats will return to normal the next day. However, employees who’ve gained more than 200 points in their stats will vanish the next day."
3:20 seconds
"The longer the machine is in use, the better a person becomes. Furthermore, the longer it is used, the faster the question will change."
"<Caution> There once was an incident where an employee who used the machine for 5 times or more in a single day exploded on the spot."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This Abnormality is the first Tool that needs of the player's concentration to decide the specific outcome, along with a right timing as it stop by itself when pausing.
  • It is classified as ’Trauma’, because of the machine own's past while being used to change the mind of their subjects, for good or for worse. This Abnormality may also represent Tristophobia, the fear of sadness or sorrow.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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