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Strained Ear
Type of Artwork Painting
Location Violet Area
True Guertena Exhibit

— Strained Ear

Strained Ear is one of Guertena's paintings located in the Violet Area in the game Ib. It depicts a human ear. The image is set against a dark red background, surrounded by black inner frame and a brown outer frame. The painting is linked to the Tattletale painting in the Brown Area on the floor above. When Garry learns of Mary's secret, being a painting, the Strained Ear will hear him, leading the Tattletale to report this to Mary.

While the player controls Mary in A Painting's Demise, Mary can speak to the Strained Ear. She will notify it that she will be going outside and encourage it to tell the others to come if they want.


In the Violet Area, the painting is hanging on the wall next to some bookshelves, of which one contains a book about Mary.


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"What Mary is Thinking of" (2nd Anniversary).