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This article contains spoilers of important plot details regarding the plotline of OMORI.
STRANGER
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Sprites Stranger (Basil) Sprite.gif
location TRAIN, BLACK SPACE
relations BASIL (Original Self; Basil Version)


Home is not here, but where is here?
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— STRANGER

STRANGERS are a group of characters in OMORI. They serve as mysterious, cryptic entities that seem to know about the truth regarding the game's plot.

PROFILE

APPEARANCE

STRANGERS can differ in appearance, but the most prominent sprite-set associated with the name STRANGER is one that looks like a silhouette of BASIL. This STRANGER has eerie white pupils and nothing else. A STRANGER with a different sprite can be found on the train, bearing similarities to the BASIL sprite with its white pupils and silhouette body but having different hair than BASIL. When in battle with STRANGER, the same teeth and tendrils from BASIL's battle appear.

PERSONALITY

The teeth and tendrils.

Personality-wise, STRANGERS tend to be perceptive and cryptic - they point out to SUNNY about the consequences of his actions alongside passing abstract messages. However, the STRANGER with BASIL's silhouette shows a bitterness and aggression toward SUNNY during their battle, citing SUNNY's refusal to face reality as reasonable grounds for trapping SUNNY inside the dream. STRANGER also starts talking from BASIL's point of view during the battle, which implies similarities between STRANGER and BASIL's mindsets.

Comparing to real life BASIL, the BASIL STRANGER displays less anxiety and talks in a manner that is often measured. The BASIL STRANGER is also less prone to be as expressive as BASIL, but still shows concern about how the future will play out from SUNNY's actions. There is an implied concern for those living in the dream worlds since STRANGER asks for mercy on the dream residents.

Despite both being somewhat based on real life BASIL, the BASIL STRANGER considers both dream and real BASIL to be separate entities from itself, referring to BASIL as SUNNY's friend or flower boy instead.

STORY

SUNNY ROUTE

STRANGERS appear in SUNNY's memories presumably as placeholders for SUNNY's thought processes. One of the first STRANGER appearances is right after losing BASIL in HEADSPACE, and a STRANGER is usually used as a marker for where to go next in the story.

Many STRANGERS appear and walk around in BLACK SPACE; interacting with them will give you one of many cryptic lines of text, some shown as quotes below. By the time OMORI arrives in CHURCH OF SOMETHING, STRANGER will then tell him that its time that SUNNY finally faces the truth behind MARI's death before fading into the shadows

During the good ending, STRANGER can be found one last time alongside the HEADSPACE versions of AUBREY, KEL, and HERO in the hospital. From there, STRANGER will lead SUNNY to where BASIL is recovering and disappears from there.

OMORI ROUTE

When OMORI reaches the CHURCH OF SOMETHING, he finds BASIL being held captive by shadows. He slices them away to retrieve dream BASIL, only for the STRANGER to appear behind him and chide him for trying to evade the truth yet again. Eventually, SUNNY is thrust into a fight against STRANGER as it demands that SUNNY face it if he refuses to face the facts.

The fight with STRANGER is unwinnable as SUNNY'S skills are all interrupted from the sheer stress of it all, and his regular attacks will do nothing. The STRANGER drowns SUNNY in despair, thrusting him into RED SPACE. With nowhere to go but forward, SUNNY collapses at the foot of the staircase to OMORI'S throne. As OMORI steps forward to help SUNNY up, he sees the STRANGER in the black void one last time, who has given up hope in trying to convince SUNNY to change his ways. Dream BASIL appears with the help of a RED HAND to get OMORI to escape from BLACK SPACE.

VARIANTS

STRANGER takes on the appearance of various characters that SUNNY knows from his childhood. The most prominent form it takes on is in the form of his best friend BASIL. Some of them appear to be of unknown identity or simply brief visions of past mirages.

BOSS BATTLE

For an in-battle description, see STRANGER/ENEMY.

QUOTES

STRANGER DIALOGUE
Stranger (Train)
STRANGER

Home is not where here is.
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Wandering Stranger Quotes
STRANGER

Behind these doors lie rooms made of scattered fragments, forever changing. If you are lost, you need not worry. The red hands will guide you... and... the form you've taken... it cannot die here.
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STRANGER

Without KEYS of our own, we are forced to wander endlessly here. These doors will not open for us. We are not as fortunate as you.
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STRANGER

Has the flower boy lost his way? Here to save him again? How fortunate for him...
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STRANGER

With great power comes great burden... for yourself... and for the people closest to you. Who are you protecting... and is it worth it?
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STRANGER

You have hidden yourself away again. Hopes, dreams, aspirations... do they mean nothing to you?
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STRANGER

I deeply wish that your friend's soul is born uncorrupted. We know too well what fate will befall him otherwise.
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STRANGER

The truth is difficult for you. In the past, it has caused you to stray to your destructive form. Your current form subdues that... and although it is also evil... it may still be the better of the two.
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STRANGER

Redemption is hidden among one of these doors... but it will never open for you in that form. You will have to find another way in.
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STRANGER

Something was taken from here a long time ago... Where did you hide it? Only you know where it is now.
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STRANGER

You may not be in control now... but do not lose hope, DREAMER. There are some who still believe in you.
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STRANGER

Please have mercy, DREAMER. The souls born here may never materialize, but their screams still echo through the ground.
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STRANGER

This place has changed a great deal since you were last here. Will you be able to find your way back, or will you finally lose yourself?
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STRANGER

Why must you take that cursed form? It is indeed strong and can protect you... but if you rely on it too often... What you will sacrifice can never be reclaimed.
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STRANGER

The flower boy who is closest to the truth... whose eyes glow an eerie red. I have seen what you've done to him before... and pray that you don't find him again.
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Stranger (Pre-Boss)
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STRANGER

SUNNY...
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STRANGER

If you won't face the truth... then face me.
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STRANGER

Face the suffering you've caused for the people you love...
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The pain of knowing what you've lost...
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And the hatred of yourself for being too cowardly to change anything about it...
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STRANGER

Let those feelings devour you here... until your insides rot.
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Stranger (Post-Boss)
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STRANGER

So you've chosen to live that way. I wonder... Can you really call that living?
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STRANGER

Leave me here. There's no hope left for me.
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GALLERY

IN-GAME

ARTWORK

TRIVIA

  • The STRANGER that resembles BASIL is referred as SHADOW BASIL in the game's files.
  • In one of the neutral endings, if the WTF value is set to 13, the STRANGER movers will instead be replaced with the actual shadowy variants seen in HEADSPACE.
  • When brightening the portrait and boss sprites, STRANGER is shown crying.
  • During the NORTH LAKE segment for the SUNNY ROUTE, one can encounter STRANGER, who resembles the scrapped dream version of BASIL'S GRANDMA, only if the WTF value is set to 8 or more.
    • Along with that, STRANGER variants of SUNNY's friends can be seem roaming around briefly within the foggy mist. These variations notably consist of KEL, AUBREY, and HERO.

SITE NAVIGATION

[v · e · ?]
OMORI WIKI NAVIGATION
GAME: OMORI  •  MUSIC  •  EMOTIONS  •  HANGMAN  •  PET ROCKS
TEAM: OMOCAT  •  SLIME GIRLS  •  CLOVER & SEALIFE  •  ARCHEIA  •  YAMI  •  KITSUNORA  •  VANCE  •  EMS
CHARACTERS
MAIN: OMORI  •  SUNNY  •  AUBREY  •  KEL  •  HERO  •  BASIL  •  MARI
NPCs: BERLY  •  VAN  •  PLUTO  •  SPACE BOYFRIEND  •  SWEETHEART  •  MORE NPCs
ENEMIES: LOST SPROUT MOLE  •  FOREST BUNNY  •  WORMHOLE  •  SPACE BUNNY  •  MORE ENEMIES
GAME CONTENT
LOCATIONS: WHITE SPACE  •  NEIGHBOR'S ROOM  •  PLAYGROUND  •  VAST FOREST  •  MORE LOCATIONS
ITEMS: WEAPONS  •  CHARMS  •  SNACKS  •  TOYS  •  IMPORTANT
QUESTS
MAIN STORY: STUFFED TOY  •  BASIL  •  CAPTAIN OF THE SPACE PIRATES  •  FRONT-ROW TICKETS  •  MISSING FRIENDS  •  EMPTY HOUSE
SIDE QUESTS: A GOOD LISTENER  •  B.E.D.  •  BERLY'S LOST BALL  •  CALL OF INSPIRATION  •  CARE PACKAGE  •  DAISY'S DILEMMA  •  FASCINATING LITERATURE  •  GHOST PARTY  •  HECTOR  •  ITCHY  •  PESSI'S THING  •  PRESENT FOR PALMIE  •  RABBIT KILLER  •  RAIN TOWN  •  SQUIZZARDS  •  STICK IN THE MUD  •  STRANGE REQUEST  •  SWEATY THING  •  THE CONVICTION OF ORANGE JOE  •  WEEPING WILLOW  •  WHEREABOUTS OF DUCKIE JR
HIKIKOMORI: FEED HUMPHREY  •  MARINA'S OPERATION  •  MEDUSA'S EXPERIMENT  •  MOLLY'S ANALYSIS  •  SON OF A SPACE PIRATE
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