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Vincent answers a confessional.

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Confessionals are located at the end of each of the Landings during the Nightmare Stages. Sitting in these is the only way to move forward to the next stage. In it, the Mysterious Voice comments on Vincent's progress, and asks a single question.

While some confessional questions are usually awkward or embarrassing, others are very philosophical and contemplative, forcing the player to question their own morals. Every question is subjective and lacking a right/wrong answer though it will influence the reading of the mysterious meter which contributes significantly to the ending of the game's story the player can attain.

An example of online answers. In this case, about 75% of players feel it is acceptable to marry for money or power.

After answering a question, the player's answer is submitted to an online repository and the player can see the data of how other players answered. Only each player's first answer to each question are considered.

Though there is little to do in the confessional itself, Vincent can speak to the Mysterious Voice before sitting down. There is also a painting behind Vincent that changes on each Stage:

  • Stage 2: Vincent crucified on a female symbol (♀).
  • Stage 3: A sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.
  • Stage 4: 3 sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.
  • Stage 5: 5 sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.
  • Stage 6: 7 sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.
  • Stage 7: 9 sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.
  • Stage 9: 11 sheep falling before the crucified Vincent.

In Catherine: Full Body, it has been stated by Archangel that Confessionals were created so that his kind can pardon sinners through a proxy.

List of Confessional questions

Unless specified, each question asked at a Confessional is randomly chosen from each of the stage's lists of Confessional questions although the player will never be given the same question more than once per playthrough.

Catherine/Catherine: Classic

Prison of Despair

The player will always be asked the following question in the Confessional after completing Stage 2-1.

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Does life begin or end at marriage? It begins. Order
It ends. Freedom
Question Answer Order/Freedom
Do you prefer being in quiet or loud places? Bring in the noise! Freedom
I like it quiet. Order
Which is a better life? Long and dull. Order
Short and full. Freedom
Is it ok to live with your partner without ever intending to marry them? Not a chance. Order
Yes indeed! Freedom
Do you prefer to stand out from the crowd or fit in? Fit in. Order
Stand out. Freedom
Which makes you more nervous? Being alone. Order
Being with others. Freedom
Prefer an older or younger partner? Older. Order
Younger. Freedom
Does your job always come first? No. Order
Yes. Freedom
Is romance annoying? I hate it. Freedom
I wuv it! Order
Do you like the words "world domination"? Yessssss Freedom
This is stupid! Order
You must kiss one of these. Choose! A cephelopod-like alien Order
A beautiful corpse Freedom

Torture Chamber

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Who would be responsible if you cheated? It'd be my fault. Order
The person I cheat with. Freedom
Are you a pervert? I don't think so. Order
No use denying it. Freedom
Which is more like "paradise"? A beautiful countryside. Order
Somewhere I can get a drink. Freedom
Do you talk back to the TV? No way! Order
Maybe... Freedom
Are all men stupid? Not all men... Order
That's right. Freedom
What do you think of actors in sex scenes? Lucky! Freedom
It's just a job. Order
Have you ever gotten a bloody nose from excitement? No. Order
Well... Freedom
You must kiss one of these. Choose! A cephalopod-like alien. Order
A beautiful corpse. Freedom
Which is more "cheating"? An emotional tryst. Order
A physical fling. Freedom
Is popping bubble wrap fun? Hell yes! Freedom
What a waste! Order
Which of the following would you bring to a deserted island? A piano Freedom
A compass Order
Could you have sex with an attractive ghost? I'm not picky Freedom
No ghosts, please Order
Has being embarrassed ever turned you on? Yes. Freedom
No!

Order

Can money buy you love? Yes. Freedom
No.

Order

You find your lover's kink horrifyingly unsexy. What do you do?

I'll try anything once

Order

This relationship's over

Freedom

Do you have to carefully choose which underwear to wear each day? Yes Freedom
Not really Order
What are your thoughts on underpants? It can go anywhere Freedom
You wear it...under your pants Order

Inquisition

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Do you look for appearance or personality in a mate? Looks. Freedom
Mind. Order
Have you been told your romantic standards were too high? Yes. Order
Not that I recall. Freedom
Do you get bored easily? No. Order
Sure. Freedom
Ever been told you have poor taste in partners? No. Order
Yeah. Freedom
Are you more of a Sadist or a Masochist? Masochist. Order
Sadist. Freedom
Have you changed your personal style for someone else? Nope. Freedom
Sure Order
Have you ever cheated before? I plead the 5th. Freedom
I don't think so. Order
Do you spend money on fads? Yeah. Freedom
Nope. Order
Who is more your type? Katherine. Order
Catherine. Freedom
Could you ever be paid enough to go nude in public? Never! Order
How much are we talking about? Freedom
Is age just a number? There are limits. Order
It's all about love. Freedom
Which looks better on men? Briefs Order
Boxers Freedom
How do you make decisions? My gut Freedom
My mind Order
Do you carefully choose your underwear each day? Yes Freedom
Not really Order

Quadrangle

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Will you fight dirty to win at anything? Of course. Freedom
That's not truly winning. Order
How does a life of no responsibility sound? Sign me up. Freedom
No way. Order
Do you like children? Love 'em. Order
Ugh! Freedom
Is good housekeeping important in a partner? Yes. Order
Not really. Freedom
Would you want your children to be like you? As much as possible. Order
One of me is enough. Freedom
What's your take on praying mantis mating habits? It makes me nauseous. Order
Whatever. Freedom
Have you ever been told you were stingy? Maybe... Order
No. Freedom
Your lover's into baby play. What do you do? I'll try anything once. Order
That's a dealbreaker. Freedom
Have you ever asked a lover for forgiveness? Yeah, so? Order
No. Freedom
Which looks better on men? Briefs Order
Boxers Freedom

Clock Tower

Question Answer Order/Freedom
If you get a call from someone you don't like, do you... Answer it Order
Straight to voicemail! Freedom
What if your lover is a good friend with someone of your sex? I'd be bothered. Order
I wouldn't care. Freedom
What do you do if you doubt your lover? Reaffirm my trust. Order
Talk to them. Freedom
Would you try to steal your friend's lover? Can't stop the heart. Freedom
I'll hold back. Order
Is it okay to lie if you'll never be caught? No problem there. Freedom
I still can't lie. Order
Someone's hitting on your lover! Step in and end it. Freedom
Trust your lover. Order
Which is harder: lying or being lied to? Lying. Order
Being lied to. Freedom
Have you ever looked up dirty words for kicks? You got me. Freedom
Nope. Order
Your lover is cheating on you. Do you...? Break up with them. Order
Make them end it. Freedom
Could you show everything in your inbox to your lover? Of course! Order
Eh...I don't think so. Freedom
Do you have to carefully choose which underwear to wear each day? Yes Freedom
Not really Order
Do you gesticulate while on the phone? Who doesn't? Freedom
That's stupid Order
You've suddenly changed sexes. Where do you go? The hospital Order
The shower room Freedom
What are your thoughts on underpants? You wear it... Under your pants Order
It can go anywhere Freedom
If you were suddenly rich, would you tell your lover? Yes, of course Order
No, it's all mine Freedom
Which looks better on men? Briefs Order
Boxers Freedom
Do you buy too much food when you're hungry? No Order
Yes Freedom
Cosplay in the bedroom: Aye or Nay? Not for me Order
It can be fun Freedom
You must kiss one of these. Choose! A cephelopod-like alien Order
A beautiful corpse Freedom
Has being embarrased ever turned you on? ...Yes. Freedom
No! Order

Spiral Corridor

Question Answer Order/Freedom
How would you propose to your lover? Just let it happen Freedom
It has to be special Order
Your best friend, or your lover? Choose! Friend! Freedom
Lover! Order
Quick! You're naked! Where do you hide? I have nothing to hide Freedom
Anywhere I can Order
What would you do if your significant other fell in love with someone else? I'd let her go Order
Cling to what's mine! Freedom
Would you date someone who was already married? All's fair in love and war Freedom
I don't cheat Order
Is physical punishment acceptable? I could do that Freedom
No, never Order
If you got reincarnated, would you want to be human? I love being human! Order
It doesn't matter. Freedom
Is it acceptable to marry for money or power? Yes Freedom
No Order
How do you end a relationship? Say it flat out Order
Let things die down Freedom
Is there more to a relationship then physical attraction? Humans are animals Freedom
There's more to it then that Order
Could you marry the perfect... robot? Is it... fully functional? Freedom
I don't do robots Order
Is it easier to love, or be loved? To Love Freedom
To be loved Order
Do you like the words "world domination"? Yessssss Freedom
This is stupid! Order
Could you have sex with an attractive ghost? I'm not picky Freedom
No ghosts, please Order
Do you talk back to the TV? Maybe... Freedom
No way Order

The Empireo

Unlike the previous stages, the Confessionals work differently in The Empireo. The status of the mysterious meter cannot be changed by this point, so the player will then be given fixed "questions to freedom" that will determine the ending.

The following question (denoted as "Question 1") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-1. Notably, neither answer influence the ending or any of the following questions.

Question 1 Answer
Are you prepared to risk your life to get back together with a former lover? Of course!
Maybe not everything...

The following question (denoted as "Question 2") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-2.

Question 2 Answer
Do you wish for a peaceful life? Yes
No

The following question (denoted as "Question 3") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-3.

Question 3 Answer
Do you wish for the excitement of chaos? Yes
No

At the Confessional after clearing Stage 9-4, the question(s) asked varies on the status of the mysterious meter and/or the player's answers to the previous two questions.

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Order or in the middle, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = Yes

Do you still have any longing for peace? (No/Yes)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Freedom or In the Middle, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = No

Do you still have any longing for chaos? (No/Yes)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Order, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = No

Are you prepared to live the rest of your life in the peace that you wished for? (I'm ready/Not really)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Freedom, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = Yes

Are you prepared to live the rest of your life in the excitement that you wished for? (Yes/No)

  • Mysterious meter at any value, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = Yes

Which of these do you truly wish for? (Peaceful days/Chaotic excitement)

  • Mysterious meter at any value, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = No

If "the truth" causes you to be alone, would you still search for it? (Yes/No)

If the player answers "No" to this question, the following question will then be asked:
Which of these do you truly wish for? (Peaceful days/Chaotic excitement)

Catherine: Full Body

In Catherine: Full Body, the Confessional functions the same as with the original Catherine/Catherine Classic though more questions have been added. In addition, the player now has to answer a fixed question in the Confessionals prior to the boss encounter, referred to as the "questions for a new possibility". If the player answers them correctly, the mysterious meter will crack and if enough questions are answered this way, the player has the option to undertake the Rin route in the 6th day.

If the Rin route is chosen, the Confessional mechanics work similarly to the method the Rin route is unlocked with; the player is given questions in the Confessional to answer for the remainder of the game; answering most of them correctly will cause a white rose to bloom from the shattered mysterious meter and it will allow the player to progress the game's story into Close Encounter if enough questions are answered correctly.

Prison of Despair

The following question is always asked at the Confessional after clearing Stage 2-1.

Question Answer Order/Freedom
What expectations do you have for your significant other? Good looks Freedom
Good personality Order

The following question is always asked at the Confessional after clearing Stage 2-2.

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Does life begin or end with marriage? Life begins. Order
Life ends. Freedom

Torture Chamber

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Has your heart ever wavered when you were in a relationship? To be honest, yes Freedom
Never Order
Would you feel guilty if you cheated? Yes, I'd regret it Order
No, not at all Freedom
Are you susceptible to flattery? Yeah Freedom
Nope Order
How would you feel if a celebrity you liked announced that they were getting married? I'd hate their spouse Freedom
I'd wish them happiness Order
Are humans just animals? People are people Order
They're male and female Freedom
Do you believe there's a "soulmate" for you out there? Yes, somewhere Order
Yes, behind the screen Freedom
What would you do if you were trapped in a small room with a stranger who was your type? Accidents happen Freedom
Nothing Order
Would you cheat, if you knew you could get away with it? I'd like to try it Freedom
I could never Order
Are you interested in deviant sexual activities? No Order
A little Freedom

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 3-2:

Question Answer Outcome
Would you want your partner to disclose all their secrets? Yes Rin route
Nothing too big... Nothing

Inquisition

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 4-1:

Question Answer Outcome
Do you care what other people think of you? Of course Nothing
It doesn't matter to me Rin route

Quadrangle

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Is there a statute of limitations on cheating? Never Order
Once things cool down Freedom

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 5-2:

Question Answer Outcome
Would you be able to accept any secret your lover may have? I'd be okay Rin route
It depends on the secret Nothing

Clock Tower

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Have you ever fallen for someone you shouldn't have? In secret Freedom
Not an option Order
Do you always think of dirty jokes? I can't help it Freedom
Nope Order
Have you ever suspected your partner of cheating? To be honest, yes Freedom
Never Order
Are white lies acceptable? Yes Freedom
Lying is never okay Order

The following question is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 6-3:

Question Answer Outcome
What factors in the most when you make an important decision? Other people's opinions Nothing
My heart Rin route

Spiral Corridor

Original route

Question Answer Order/Freedom
Could you tell your partner everything about your past? Everyone has a secret Freedom
I have nothing to hide Order
Do you save any money each month? I do Order
That's not my style... Freedom
Is it important to stay in touch with your partner? Of course Order
I often forget to Freedom
Would you like to run around naked just once in your life? If there were no repercussions Freedom
No thanks Order
Do you believe in unconditional love? No such thing Freedom
Yes Order
Has cheating ever caused a problem in your relationships? Yes Order
No Freedom
Do you have a secret you plan to take to the grave? Nope Order
Of course Freedom

Rin route

Question Answer Outcome
Where would you rather go on vacation? Somewhere I've never been Meter blooms
A famous tourist attraction Nothing
If your partner's viewpoint differed from your own, how would you react? Change them Nothing
Accept our differences Meter blooms
Do you think meeting someone can change a person? No Nothing
Possibly Meter blooms
Do you think it would be exciting to have new options? I'm thrilled Meter blooms
Not really Nothing
How do you decide your fashion style? If I want to wear it or not Meter blooms
If it's trendy or not Nothing
What kind of endings do you enjoy when reading novels? A cliche ending Nothing
A shocking plot twist Meter blooms
What would you order at a restaurant you've never been to before? Something I'm familiar with Nothing
Something I've never had Meter blooms

The Empireo

Original route

If the player is not on the Rin route, the questions and their answers are similar as those in the original Catherine/Catherine Classic albeit slightly worded differently but they will still lead the player to its corresponding ending.

The following question (denoted as "Question 1") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-1. Neither answer influences the ending or any of the following questions.

Question 1 Answer
Are you prepared to risk your life to get back together with a former lover? Of course!
Maybe not everything...

The following question (denoted as "Question 2") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-2.

Question 2 Answer
Do you wish for a peaceful life? Yes
No

The following question (denoted as "Question 3") is always asked at the Confessional after completing Stage 9-3.

Question 3 Answer
Do you wish for the excitement of freedom? Yes
No

At the Confessional after clearing Stage 9-4, the question(s) asked varies on the status of the mysterious meter and/or the player's answers to the previous two questions.

(Stage 9-4):

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Order or in the middle, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = Yes

Do you have any lingering longing for peace? (No/Yes)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Freedom or in the Middle, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = No

Do you have any lingering longing for excitement and chaos? (No/Yes)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Order, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = No

Are you prepared to live the rest of your life in the peace that you wished for? (I'm ready/Not really)

  • Mysterious meter indicator in Heavily Freedom, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = Yes

Are you prepared to live an exciting life, forever? (Yes/No)

  • Mysterious meter at any value, Question 2 = Yes, Question 3 = Yes

Which of these do you truly wish for? (Peaceful days/Chaotic excitement)

  • Mysterious meter at any value, Question 2 = No, Question 3 = No

Will you still seek out the "truth," even if it ends with you all alone? (I will continue to search/That would be too lonely)

If the player answers "That would be too lonely" to this question, the following question will then be asked:
Which of these do you truly wish for? (Peaceful days/Chaotic excitement)

Rin route

Question Answer Outcome
Do you care about others' opinions when you're trying something new? It makes me anxious Nothing
Not really Meter blooms
Do you live a life that's true to yourself? I think so Meter blooms
I can be pretty fake Nothing
Does your partner's past or identity matter? No Meter blooms
I'm curious Nothing
What do you think about living for love? It's foolish Nothing
It's wonderful Meter blooms
Would you change your rules for love? I couldn't do that Nothing
I would try Meter blooms
Would you enter a shop you're not familiar with? Yes Meter blooms
No Nothing
Would you follow the path you believe in, even if everyone was against it? No matter what Meter blooms
Maybe not Nothing
Where would you like to move to? A familiar neighborhood Nothing
An unfamiliar city Meter blooms
What do you look for in new friends? If they're popular Nothing
If we get along Meter blooms
How would you feel about starting a new life? Worried Nothing
Excited Meter blooms
What kind of person do you tend to find attractive? Someone I fall in love with Meter blooms
Someone everyone would be envious of Nothing

The following Confessional question is always asked in Stage 9-4.

Question Answer Outcome
Can you do anything for your love? Yes Story progresses to Close Encounter
Well... Rin Bad Ending

Close Encounter

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 10-1:

Question Answer Outcome
What are humans truly capable of? Senseless destruction Rin Normal Ending
Boundless creation Rin True Ending

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 10-2:

Question Answer Outcome
What has driven you to go this far? Love for the one I cherish Rin True Ending
I can't stop now Rin Normal Ending

The player will always be asked the following question at the Confessional after completing Stage 10-3:

Question Answer Outcome
What is the true nature of love? Self-righteous greed Rin Normal Ending
An endless possibility Rin True Ending
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