Satoru and Enomoto

[ORE] and [ore]
If you payed attention to the text you probably noticed, but [ORE] and [ore] are both used in Remember 11. Satoru uses [ORE]. Enomoto in the YUKIDOH’s Plan’s Failure End and Satoru in the prologue use [ore]. In TIPS 93 it says [ORE] is [ORE] but not [ore]. In other words, the person who uses [ORE] and the person who uses [ore] are different. There is only one conclusion that can be drawn from this: Satoru in the prologue and Satoru in the main story are different people.

Who is Satoru?
“You’re…not Satoru…
You’re not…the Yukidoh Satoru I knew…”

This is the shocking, unforgettable last scene of Remember 11. The man with the blond hair who by all rights should have been Satoru is not Satoru. This isn’t Mayuzumi misunderstanding something or just being stubborn. The truth is revealed in the YUKIDOH’s Plan’s Failure End. In the YUKIDOH’s Plan’s Failure End, the following things are brought to light:

The man with the blond hair who you thought was Yukidoh Satoru is the real Enomoto Naoya.
The man with the sunglasses who you thought was Enomoto Naoya is the real Yukidoh Satoru.

With this in mind, it should be obvious why Mayuzumi said “You’re not Satoru.” The Satoru she knew was the man with sunglasses.

Just to make it easier to talk about Satoru and Enomoto without getting confused, I will use the following terms:

The real Yukidoh Satoru: Sunglasses
The real Enomoto Naoya: Blondie

Who climbed the clock tower?
Who was it that climbed the clock tower in the prologue? Well, since he referred to himself as [ore], we know that he’s different from the Satoru that appears in the main story. The man who climbed the clock tower and the real Yukidoh Satoru (Sunglasses) both refer to themselves as [ore] and both mutter the phrase “And David played with his hand…” Furthermore, the man who climbed the clock tower has not lost his memories and recognizes himself as Yukidoh Satoru. From these facts we can derive the following:

The consciousness of the man who climbed the clock tower in the prologue is the real Yukidoh Satoru (Sunglasses).

However, the body is not Sunglasses’. We know this because when he mutters in the prologue, his voice is the same as Blondie’s. Furthermore, he’s aware that the voice isn’t his own. In other words:

The body climbing the clock tower in the prologue is the real Enomoto Naoya’s (Blondie’s) body.

That’s right. The body and consciousness that are climbing the clock tower in the prologue belong to different people. At this point, Blondie’s and Sunglasses’ consciousnesses are switched. Why are they switched? Solving that is one of the keys to the mystery behind the YUKIDOH Plan.

The birth of [ORE]
The prologue Satoru falls off the clock tower. This is how the scene is described:

And the next moment――
Ah…
Before [ore] noticed, [ore] was dancing in the air.
Released from all restraints….
Time stops, the snowstorm stops, and [ore] am swallowed by the pure-white world.
The particles of light dance around me.
The sound of the bell still reverberates in the air.
As if it was reciting… the beginning of a solemn ritual….
Divinely, gently, ever so softly….
[ore] start to dissolve within the light.
All my senses are disappearing. My vision is gone.
As if it were being slowly peeled away, my consciousness departs me.
A deep sleep [ore] came to know long ago….
My existence… [ORE]… am now… here….

If you’ve read everything up until this point then you probably noticed it already. The important thing here is the change in the first-person pronoun. In the beginning it’s [ore], and at the end it’s [ORE]. Basically, at this moment the consciousness of the real Yukidoh Satoru disappears from Blondie and is replaced by the consciousness that uses [ORE].

Who is [ORE]?
So. Who is this person who refers to themself as [ORE]? Since the real Enomoto Naoya uses [watashi], he is not [ORE]. If the real Enomoto Naoya were [ORE], there’s no way he would mistakenly call himself Yukidoh Satoru. Now I’d like you to think back to when [ORE] said he lost his memory because of a memory transplant. Also recall what Utsumi said to [ORE]:

“The current you, the one I’m talking to, may just be a special existence, one that gave its first birth cry a mere 90 minutes ago.”

[ORE] can be thought of as a personality totally separate from Satoru and Enomoto.

Getting Satoru and Enomoto in Order
Finally, let’s figure out what’s going on with the bodies and consciousnesses of Satoru and Enomoto. First of all, in the YUKIDOH’s Plan’s Failure End (in other words before the main story):

Yukidoh Satoru’s consciousness is in Yukidoh Satoru’s body (Sunglasses).
Enomoto Naoya’s consciousness is in Enomoto Naoya’s body (Blondie).

So, this is how it was originally. In the prologue, their minds get switched and it becomes like this:

Enomoto Naoya’s consciousness is in Yukidoh Satoru’s body (Sunglasses).
Yukidoh Satoru’s consiousness is in Enomoto Naoya’s body (Blondie).

Later, Blondie falls off the clock tower and [ORE] takes control of his consciousness. In other words, since Yukidoh Satoru’s consciousness is superceded by [ORE], the situation is as follows:

Enomoto Naoya’s consciousness is in Yukidoh Satoru’s body (Sunglasses).
[ORE]’s consciousness is in Enomoto Naoya’s body (Blondie).

The owners of Blondie’s and Sunglasses’ bodies are different in the YUKIDOH’s Plan’s Failure End, the prologue, and the main story. It’s easy to get this confused, so make sure you get it straight.

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2 responses to “Satoru and Enomoto

  1. I personnally think that the real Yukidoh Satoru is trying to save his sister Sayaka, that we can see in the prologue, from “something” (it might be death or something else).

    According to the lines :

    Enomoto Naoya’s consciousness is in Yukidoh Satoru’s body (Sunglasses).
    [ORE]’s consciousness is in Enomoto Naoya’s body (Blondie).

    this 3rd line might also be true :

    Yukidoh Satoru’s consciousness is in [ORE]’s body

    Now, I don’t want to spoil other games from the same creator but if you have played “Ever17” you might already know what I’m refering to when I say “[ORE]’s body”.

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