Main Easter Eggs

List of easter eggs which can be activated if the player follows the specific steps.

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1. Natsuki's eyes

During Act 2, if Natsuki hates your first poem, when you choose to show it to her, there's a 1/3 chance that her eyes will pop out after seeing the poem.

2. Natsuki's realistic mouth

During the Act 2, in the third day, there's a 1/4 chance that during the conversation with Yuri near the closet, Natsuki's eyes will turn into shifting black pixels, her mouth will turn realistic-looking and she will say "mibulls sailcloth blindsight lifeline anan rectipetality faultlessly offered scleromalacia neighed catholicate". It is still unknown if those words have any possible meaning, or if they are just random words.

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3. Yuri's eyes

In Act 2, when the player faces the choice with who the protagonist should spend the weekend with, the cursor will forcefully push at choosing Monika. However, managing to choose Yuri or Natsuki will result in the game pausing momentarily before a white screen and a pair of purple eyeballs (Resembling Yuri's "Obsessive" eyes) appear, staring at the player. After a few seconds, the clubroom will appear in the background faintly scrolling downwards and randomly generated text will then appear at the bottom along with a bunch of "Monika" buttons. Heavy breathing can be heard in the background and the pupils move around like when Yuri's face changed to look similar in another point in the game. Clicking any of the buttons will result in everything returning back to normal and Monika will be excited you chose her.

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4. Yuri's flying eye

In Act 2, during the player's first interaction with Yuri where they talk about reading together, her right eye will slowly start to drift away from her head towards the down left corner of the screen until it completely disappears from screen or Yuri changes expression.

OBS: This easter egg does not appear to be in all versions of the game.

5. Cheating

If the player tries to copy the save files of another act during Acts 2, 3, or 4, a black screen will appear with text "Unable to load the save file" after which Monika will appear and ask the player if they're trying to cheat. This scene can be avoided if the player copies the "persistent" file from the save folder, which stores information about the current act. This scene can also happen during Act 4 and Monika will still appear despite being deleted.



6. Deleting "monika.chr" or "sayori.chr"

At the screen where the player picks the name, deleting Monika or Sayori's character file before starting the game will, upon the game's start, result in a scene featuring Sayori first visibly confused and finally yelling, "PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!" The game will then exit itself, and upon reopening it, a second screen will appear, displaying the word "END" before changing into a black and white GIF of Sayori hanging from a noose, accompanied by an ambient static loop. After 10 minutes pass, the words "Now everyone can be happy" will appear on screen.

Note: Deleting those characters before opening up the game will skip straight to the white Sayori picture part.

7. Retrieving "monika.chr" in 4th act

If you try to start a new game in Act 4 with monika.chr being present in the characters folder, Monika will ask you to stop playing with her heart and then delete herself. If you attempt to put her back in the game, a text box will not appear this time, instead, Monika will quietly delete herself from the files without saying anything.

8. Monika's Jump-scare
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During Act 3, if the player is recording the game with OBS or XSplit during the part where Monika says the player's real name, instead of that dialogue appearing, she will notice it and after a short talk will jump-scare the player. The jumpscare involves the camera zooming on Monika's face, the room turning red, black, white and yellow, Monika's mouth turning realistic, and cracks appearing on her face.


Character/Game File Secrets

While playing for the first time, there will be 4 files in the "game"/characters folder. Each has its messages/links and different ways to decode them.

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1. monika.chr

This file can be renamed to a .png file ("monika.png"), which will result in a picture of a flaming ring with a square in the center, containing black and white pixels. When this square is translated into binary, the result is a Base64 string. This string can, in turn, be translated, resulting in this document.

2. natsuki.chr

This file can be renamed to a .jpeg file ("natsuki.jpg"), which provides the first picture. Inverting the colour of the image and then mapping it onto a 3D cone shows a picture of a white-haired girl with white eyes (second picture) when viewed from above.

3. sayori.chr

This file can be renamed into a .ogg file ("sayori.ogg"). Applying a spectrograph to the audio file will generate a QR code to the website projectlibitina. This site's IP address and hosting information correlate with the game's main site.

4. yuri.chr

The final .chr file, when opened, is simply a long string of alpha-numeric text. Putting it into a hash type detection tool finds that it is Base64, which, when converted, turns into this document. The original story can be found on Reddit here.

5. scripts.rpa

If you open the scripts.rpa game file, located in the game folder of the game directory, you can find a secret note.

Additionally it seems once you get into Act 2, it will appear as a .txt file labeled "CAN YOU HEAR ME".

6. hxppythxughts.png Going to the game files when the player is viewing Sayori's house at the day she hangs herself, you can see a file labeled "hxppythxughts.png" which shows a disoriented child-like drawing (first picture). It is a corrupted version of a similar image (second picture) of Sayori hanging herself, which is one of the special poems the player can receive during Act 2.
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Going through Act 3's script files, an unused topic for Monika's Talk can be found and it can be read here. Decoding the right side using Base64 yields this text.

8. Going through the game files during Act 2 after Yuri describes the book "Portrait of Markov", there is a file named "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.txt" that can be opened.
9. Shortly after starting Act 2, a file named "traceback" will appear in the game's files.
10. One of the 11 special poems which spells out "Nothing is real?" can be altered so that it reads this story. It is speculated that this is from or about a game being released in the future by Dan Salvato.
11. Shortly before Yuri confesses her love for the protagonist in the end of Act 2, a file called "have a nice weekend!" will appear in the game's files. It is a vigenère cipher that, when decoded with the key "libitina", will give a Base64 text that, when decoded, results in the following text: "What is a man without knowing the rich aroma of the future; the hot, complex balance of the present; and the bittersweet aftertaste of the past?"

Random Occurrences

# Occurrence Picture Picture 2
1. After the poem minigame in Act 2, there is a 1 in 6 chance of a reel of an uncorrupted 'hxppythxughts.png' version to scroll down for a brief moment, with distorted, creepy music playing in the background before Yuri welcomes the player back. The picture is only Sayori's head as seen in one of the special poems.
2. After closing the second special poem during Act 2 (see below), there is a 1/3 chance for a red filter to be applied to the screen. In-game sounds are muffled and an unsettling ambiance plays during this. After a few lines of dialogue, the screen turns to black. Clicking at this point will restore the game back to normal.
3. After closing the second special poem in Act 2, there is a 1/3 chance the player's cursor will be replaced with a slightly glitched Sayori head for a few lines of dialogue.
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4. There is a 1/101, or ~1% chance that Yuri's sticker will distort upon selecting one of her words in the poem minigames in Act 2.

Additionally, if this easter egg is activated during the third poem game, a possible glitch may happen, in which this sticker will show up as a duplicated Yuri sticker under the words on the notebook.

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5. Upon selecting a word for the poem minigame on Day 3 of Act 2, there is a 1/11 chance for a Monika sticker to jump from underneath the screen.
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6. There is about a 50% chance for heavily glitched text will appear in the poem minigame on Day 2 or Day 3 of Act 2. Clicking this causes the textures and sounds for the minigame to become distorted and glitched.

During this glitched version of the poem game, there is a 1/11 chance that a "baa" sound will play if you click one of the words. This will only happen one time.

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7. Going into the menus in Act 2 will have a 2% chance to flash this picture of Monika for a split second. This will only happen one time.
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8. There is a 14.28% chance that one of the posters in the classroom will change into a picture of Sayori's death in Act 2 on any instance of this background appearing.

In Act 2, each time you open the game there is a very rare chance (1/64, or 1.56%) of being greeted with a backward end screen followed by a black and white menu with distorted music and eyeless characters. The buttons and background are missing in this sequence and then the only option here is to close the game, at which the screen zooms into Monika's face for a brief second after a short delay. This will only happen one time.

10. After the poem minigame on Day 3 of Act 2, there is a 1/16 chance for multiple corrupted images of Sayori's head to appear for a brief moment. The image switches between different color schemes before the game returns back to normal.
11. In Act 2, Monika will have a 1/3 chance of glitching into this sprite when the player first enters the Literature Club in Act 2 as shown in this video.
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12. There's a 1/3 chance that on Day 3 of Act 2 Yuri welcomes the protagonist without a head and a glitched body.
13. Every time the player reopens the game during Act 2, the usual disclaimer text (This game is not suitable for children / or those who are easily disturbed.) has a 1/4 chance of being replaced by one of the splash messages in the picture to the right.

Special Poems

At the beginning of each run, three special poems are chosen to be shown throughout the game. There are a total of 11 special poems. The poems can be associated with certain characters.

Unused files

List of unused files left in the game data.

# File Picture
1. Beta sketches

Almost all of the girls have unfinished sketches, showing them with different arm positions.

Noticeably, Yuri doesn't have beta sketches.

2. Beta background sketch

There's an image showing CG of reading with Yuri, except for the background being only sketched.

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3. Natsuki's unused pose

An unused head position for Natsuki turning her head away from the view can be found in a folder called "old2" inside of her sprites folder.

4. Yuri's unused expressions

In Yuri's sprite files, there are some unused expressions.

The first one is named "Hisui.png" which shows Yuri smiling with big, purple pupils (Resembling those when she's dead) and her tongue slightly sticking out.

The second one is named "y7.png", and it shows Yuri angry with obsessive eyes.


Unused background

In the background files, there is an image named "house.jpg", made by the DeviantArt user Fatelogic in 2012. It is rumored to have been used as a placeholder background during development before the final backgrounds were complete, although this has yet to be officially confirmed.


Unused Font

There is a font "y2" (with a standard font name of "as i lay dying") that is not used in any poems within the game. This font was most likely intended to be used in Yuri's Wheel poem, but was scrapped before the game was released.[1]

Wheel font

The unused font

Wheel comparison

A comparison of the two fonts using the Wheels poem.


Project: Libitina

It is possible that Project: Libitina is based on "Portrait of Markov", the book referenced by Yuri.

Yuri explains that the book deals with a human experiment prison and based on all of the current information we have along with the website, it is safe to assume that Libitina and others were previously being tested on within this prison. This, along with the ominous-looking eye symbol on the book's cover (possibly a reference to the "Third Eye", referenced throughout various poems in the game and in the report detailed on the Project: Libitina website), which Monika says in Act 3 that she "cannot talk about" as it would reveal spoilers, highly suggests that these two are connected.

"Portrait of Markov" may be a reference to the Russian mathematician Andrey Markov, known for creating the stochastic processes known as Markov Chains and Markov Processes. This "Markov process" is the testing of certain variables and the states in-between the variables that are tested, like the state between birth and death or the state between fertilization and birth. The Project: Libitina site has records of tests that oversee multiple different and incredibly specific variables being studied and the states between them.

It is also worth noting that the name 'Libitina' is likely a reference to the Roman goddess of the same name. The goddess Libitina is the ancient Roman goddess of funerals and burial, a symbol of death and the planet Venus.

Special Poem "Nothing is real"

It is possible that this poem is a hint of a new game being released in the future and may be related to the description of the book Yuri mentioned, as the characters in the poem are not mentioned in the game. Not much is known about the reasoning for this poem.

Monika Playing Piano

It is speculated that the music playing in the background while playing the game is directly related to Monika and her ability to know about exactly what is happening in the game at any given moment. This theory is supported by the times and places the piano in the background is present, distorted or absent.[2]


  2. The Hidden Meaning of Monika's Piano – Doki Doki Literature Club Theory, YouTube