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True Guertena Exhibit
|“||I HEARD MARY'S SECRET ♪||”|
— 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.