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For other uses of "Ginger", see Ginger (disambiguation).
Ginger
Ginger's mother passed away after giving birth to her. The older residents in Portia often comment on how much Ginger reminds them of her mother, both in looks and her temperment. When Ginger was twelve, she suddenly collapsed while walking around on a sunny day. Dr. Xu has tried many remedies, but none have worked so far. Since then Ginger has been gradually getting weaker and weaker. Still, she keeps her hopes up that she'll be able to walk under the sun again one day.

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Personal SummaryEdit

Ginger was born on Day 1 of Winter in Portia, the same night that her mother, Liza, passed away. When Ginger was twelve years old, she collapsed while out for a walk on a sunny day. She had tried several remedies to no avail and continues to grow weaker by the day.

Ginger dreams of becoming an architect like her brother, so much so that she likes making small trinkets. She likes sour foods but dislikes spicy and cold foods due to her condition. She dislikes receiving gifts and would rather just spend time sitting and chatting, especially since she is confined to the house most of the time with few others to talk to.

She spends most of her time indoors, rarely coming outside. The only time she comes outside is when it is nighttime or raining. Russo, the family butler, often runs errands for her, such as fetching her food. She is a "dreamer" who enjoys talking with the player and other people in town and going for walks when the sun isn't out.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Ginger's namesake, her wavy ginger hair, flows freely down to the small of her back. She has pale skin, green eyes, and a dusting of freckles on her face.

She dresses modestly and keeps most of her body covered from the elements, wearing a below-knee white dress with a high, frilly collar, long sleeves that puff out before reaching the cuffs, and simple pink and yellow detailing, tied around the waist with a front-facing pink bow. She wears long white socks and pink mary jane shoes, as well as a blue bracelet on her left wrist. While out during the day, she makes sure to wear her dainty pink umbrella hat.

Related CharactersEdit

Ginger lives with her father, Gale; her brother, Gust; Gust's pig QQ; and the family butler, Russo. Her family members are extremely protective of her. Her mother, Liza, passed away giving birth to her. In the past, Gust blamed her for their mother's death and left Portia to become an architect, but upon his return, he became very protective of Ginger and makes sure to keep her company much of the time. She admits to feeling a bit stifled by his doting. It is implied that she was childhood friends with Emily and Sonia, as she mentions playing with them near the Western Plateau when she was younger.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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When befriending Ginger, her relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well. Note: Liza, Emily, and Sonia are not a part of Ginger's relationship network.

ScheduleEdit

Below is her generic schedule. Certain events may alter her schedule, such as conversing with the character, missions, special events, or other distractions. All times listed are estimates, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday - 19:00 - 22:00 - If it's not raining she walks around the town rather than go straight to the River outside the plaza. She is accompanied by her brother Gust.

Rainy days - 10:00 - In the morning she starts heading to the river near the bridge.

Birthday (Winter 1) - 7:00 - 12:00 - Leaves home and walks towards cemetery (10:30-11:00 - reaches top grave near the left of the Abandoned Ruins #2). Leaves cemetery at 12:00 to walk home. Reaches home at 15:30.

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
9:00Goes to the living room and relax in a chair
12:00Lunches with Gust, Gale and Russo
14:00Goes back to the chair
18:00Leaves house passing through Central Plaza and walks with Gust to Portia River, near the bus stop
20:40Relaxes sitting by the river alone or accompanied by her brother Gust

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
9:00Goes to the living room and sits in a chair
12:40Relax alone or with Gust in the living room
18:00Leaves house passing through Central Plaza and walks with Gust to Portia River, near the bus stop
20:40Relaxes sitting by the river alone or accompanied by her brother Gust

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
8:00Leaves house passing through Central Plaza and walks to Portia River near waterfall
11:40Walks just a little ways up north from the bridge you built or goes home to have lunch
13:00Walks to swings in Central Plaza next to Research Center
15:00Heads to The Round Table in Peach Plaza
16:40Goes back home
18:00Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to The Round Table
19:10Relaxes at The Round Table, wandering the restaurant
00:00Walks toward her home

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
9:00Goes to the living room and relax in a chair
12:40Relax alone or with Gust in the living room
18:00Leaves house passing through Central Plaza and walks with Gust to Portia River, near the bus stop
20:40Relaxes sitting by the river alone or accompanied by her brother Gust

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
9:00Goes to the living room and relax in a chair
12:00Lunches with Gust, Gale and Russo
14:00Goes back to the chair
18:00Heads to The Round Table in Peach Plaza
19:10Relaxes at The Round Table, wandering the restaurant
00:00Leaves The Round Table passing through Peach Plaza and walks to Portia River, near the bus stop

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
7:30Check up with Dr. Xu and Gust in living room
11:00Relax in a chair
18:00Leaves house passing through Central Plaza and walks with Gust to Portia River, near the bus stop
20:40Relaxes sitting by the river alone or accompanied by her brother Gust

Time Location
7:00Sleeping in her bedroom
9:00Goes to the living room and relax in a chair
12:40Relax alone or with Gust in the living room
18:00Walks to Peach Plaza
18:50Attends the Fireside meeting
21:00Walks with Gust and QQ to Portia River, near the bus stop
1:20Relaxing sitting by the river, accompanied by her brother Gust and QQ

RelationshipEdit

For a potential major relationship spoiler, visit the Spoilers section at the end of this article.

WARNING: If you choose to propose to Ginger at any point, Mission: Tests of Marriage will trigger. This mission cannot be aborted even if you break up with her.

Ginger is one of the potential bachelorettes that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to her with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, her relationship status changes to Girlfriend. After Ginger has become the player's girlfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to her with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, her relationship status changes to Wife. Once certain other conditions have been met, Ginger and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.

PerksEdit

Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Received a mysterious gift
Wife HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +
Gale will come and give you stipends of 2000Gols on occasion; Ginger will also occasionally re-wallpaper the house


Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission


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Social talk ChatEdit

Social talk
Dialogue →

Relationship dialogueEdit

Main article: Ginger/Dialogue#Special

Speaking to Ginger during or after certain events provides relationship points beyond the normal values (+1, or +2 with the Smooth Talk skill).

Social gift GiftEdit

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Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Ginger affects the player's relationship with Ginger. Every character has unique gift preferences.

Tips:

  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Ginger.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Ginger's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
  • Giving liked and loved gifts to Ginger earns less relationship points than with most NPCs
Social gift Gifting Items
Like        +4
Like        +3
Like        +2
Like        +1
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -5
Version
2.0.137299
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two NPCs per week. In the event that Ginger has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
+15
Desire icon
Butterfly HairpinButterfly Hairpin

Note: Ginger will wear the Butterfly Hairpin if she receives it when desired.

Social spar SparEdit

Ginger can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Ginger's base level at the start of the game. Ginger's actual level can be higher because Ginger will level up over time. Ginger is eligible for sparring. Gust or Russo or both will take her place in the sparring match. If you win the 3rd time you spar, You will get 3 friendship points.

Social spar Level: 1
Results Relationship Rewards / Fine
1st 2nd 3rd
Win Gust (+1)
Ginger (+1)

Gust (+1)

Ginger (+3)

Gust (+2)
Russo (+2)

Golsgols

(5 to 15)
Lose Gust (+1)
Ginger (+1)

Gust (-1)

Ginger (+1)
Golsgols

(-1 to -5)

Social RPS RPSEdit

Ginger can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group photo →

Ginger can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • Romance poses are unlocked by becoming partners.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Ginger's Gallery page.

Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Ginger outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Ginger, they can schedule a play date together. Ginger can be asked to play and date. However, unlike other characters, she can only meet between 20:00 - 22:00 and 22:00 - 24:00. Additionally, she cannot participate in the seesaw mini-game. ** You might experience some difficulties finder her at the time of your play date : you have to go to her. Because of her condition, she walks very slow and she might never meet you in time. There so, you could loose relations points instead of gaining them. Always try to find her about two hours before the date. Don't panic, you will have access to the 'start play' button only when it will actually be the time of your date : stay close to her until that time.

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Ginger, the player can schedule a romantic date with Ginger. ** You might experience some difficulties finder her at the time of your date : you have to go to her. Because of her condition, she walks very slow and she might never meet you in time. There so, you could loose relations points instead of gaining them. Always try to find her about two hours before the date. Don't panic, you will have access to the 'start date' button only when it will actually be the time of your date : stay close to her until that time.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Ginger during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Ginger will like. If asked before ordering, Ginger will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Ginger will just give little hints. In the event that Ginger does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Ginger gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Ginger's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Like
Prompt sad
Dislike
Menu icon appetizer
Appetizer
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Meat
Menu icon vegetable
Vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Dessert
Menu icon drink
Drink
Exceptions: Ginger feels neutral about Spicy and Sour Potato (Restaurant) because it is both Sour Food and Spicy Food.

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Ginger, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Ginger occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Ginger likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Ginger may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30
+10
Favorite Exhibits +???
???
Duck on a King
Duck on a King
???
Weird Glass Jar
Weird Glass Jar
???
Goddess Statue
Goddess Statue
???
Owl Clock
Owl Clock

Social mission Missions Edit

Habits of Ginger
Help Ginger collect 3 Topaz and send them to her home.
Legend of the Red Prince
Gale seems down, I should see if he needs any help.

Romance missionsEdit

These missions are only available if the player romances Ginger.

Ginger's Little Wish
Find Gust and reason with him to let Ginger go to the beach.
A Gift for Brother
Ginger wants to make a Yu-Pei for Gust, a type of Seesaian jade jewelry.
In Sickness
Ginger's sick? Go to her house and see how she's doing.
This mission triggers if the player romances Ginger and has completed A Gift for Brother.
And in Health
Is someone keeping Ginger from seeing me? Maybe I should ask around.
This mission is available if the player romances Ginger and has completed In Sickness.
Tests of Marriage
For Ginger's hand in marriage, go talk with Gale, Gust, and Russo for their blessings.
This mission is available if the player proposes to Ginger and she accepts.
Note: the player marries Ginger automatically after this mission is over. The mission has no time limit and cannot be failed or cancelled even if the player breaks up with Ginger.
A Trip to Starlight Island
Ginger wants to travel to Starlight Island.
This mission triggers if the player is married to Ginger.
Stroll by the Sea
Accompany Ginger to the beach.
This mission triggers if the player is married to Ginger.

SPOILER ALERT: A major character-related spoiler is ahead. Do not view the remaining text in this section unless you want to view the spoiler.

Major Spoiler
If untreated, Ginger's disease will kill her
Collect Items
Ginger suddenly fell ill. Collect what Dr.Xu needs quickly and give them to him.
This mission triggers five years after completing the main story if the player is married to Ginger.
Parting
Ginger's time is running out. Be with her.
This mission triggers soon after the completion of Collect Items.
If treated, it is possible to stabilize Ginger's disease
Ginger's Treatment
Dr. Xu needs your help in constructing a Therapy Lamp for Ginger's treatment. Install it in the Clinic once you've constructed it.
Craft Therapy Lights (recurring mission)
The Therapy Light will burn out after each use, prepare some more for Dr. Xu.

TriviaEdit

  • Ginger's voice actor during early access was IMDB - Victoria Wong.
  • Ginger is one of the only two characters that have a different value than +1 for neutral gifts (+- 0). Pinky is the only other character. Neutral gifts for her will default to -2.
  • Since relationship gain with her is difficult, several small dialogues with her that give a +20 boost to the relationship with her were implemented.
  • After reaching 2 hearts, Ginger will send the player a Yellow Sapphire Necklace and a crafting recipe for this item in the mail.
  • When married, Ginger will occasionally ask to change the player's wallpaper. If allowed to do so, she will also add the matching flooring.
  • When married, Ginger will occasionally cook for the player in the morning. She always goes out at night, as she will stay at home during sunny days except on Saturday.
    • A possible bug causes Ginger to appear outside during bright sunlight when she is sparred with, despite her condition.
    • Another possible bug causes Ginger's umbrella hat to disappear if the player takes photos with her with their camera.
  • As of Alpha 3.7, Ginger wears an umbrella hat outdoors, regardless of weather. Previously, she held a parasol of similar design.
  • Ginger only walks, never runs, even when on a date or play date. Since the player is likely to outpace her, she will teleport to the player if they are ever separated too far.

SpoilersEdit

SPOILER ALERT: A major character-related spoiler is ahead. Do not view the remaining text in this section unless you want to view the spoiler.

Plot triggerEdit

Major Spoiler

This series of events triggers on Winter 11th of the 5 year after completing the main storyline if the player is married with Ginger.[2] If the player is not married to her, the player will simply get a letter in the mail announcing her death, on Winter 20th.[3]

This event triggers automatically, so it cannot be avoided by the player divorcing Ginger. Divorcing her is not possible after the questline begins, as the player can no longer give her the Broken Mirror. According to the developer's statement of this plot, there is no way to cure her illness and her death is unavoidable, regardless of whether the player is married to her.[3]

Update: This storyline has become controversial in the fanbase, especially among Chinese fans. On April 26, 2019, a Pathea developer commented on a number of Steam reviews, that Pathea has decided to change Ginger's storyline to allow her disease to have several outcomes. The specific way this will take place has not yet been decided upon.[4][5]

Additional information in the spoiler sections reflects the current build of the game.

Plot of spoilerEdit

Major Spoiler

Ginger eventually passes away. Her sickness gets worse and she is hospitalized, triggering a cutscene and Mission: Collect Items where the player collects items for Dr. Xu to make a remedy. The remedy proves ineffective, and Dr. Xu tells that she has only days left to live. This triggers Mission: Parting involving the player taking Ginger to the beach. A cutscene triggers in which she thanks the player for the time they've shared together and she loses consciousness. This transitions directly to the next day with the player, Gale, Gust and Russo gathered around a grave in the graveyard.

AftermathEdit

Major Spoiler

After her death, the player finds Ginger's diary, containing drawings and written entries about how happy she was for meeting the player, as well as her sorrow about her failing health. The diary is found automatically and can be accessed from the photo album menu at any time.[2]

Ginger's relationship with the player also changes to Deceased Wife.[2] The player keeps any children they may have had with Ginger, and can remarry if they wish. verify ]

A number of characters will mention her or offer their condolences when meeting the player.

Russo Miss Ginger...
Higgins I'm sorry. I know how hard it is to lose family.
Merlin It's times like these I wish that we could hurry up and dig out all the old technologies of the world. Ginger wouldn't have died if she was living before the Age of Darkness.
Oaks Ginger used to tell me different many different stories. Will I ever get to see her again? Death sounds so final.
Toby So will Ginger be able to see my Pa now?
Lee I don't know how to console you, it's tough. Ginger is with God now.
Mint You must feel awful.
Django I feel so bad for the mayor, to lose his wife and daughter.
Albert Ginger was such a nice girl...
Presley It's so sad! Ginger had such a bright future ahead of her.
Remington My condolences.
Sam My condolences.
Arlo My condolences.
Phyllis Poor Ginger.
Xu Poor Ginger.

Inspiration and receptionEdit

Major Spoiler

According to the producer of My Time at Portia, Ginger is inspired by and honors her aunt who passed away from cancer. Her statement and attitude about Ginger's fate upset some fans of the game. Despite this, Pathea Games has stated that they will not change the fate of Ginger's death, nor add a way to cure her.

Ginger's death plot triggered controversy among both the Chinese and international fanbases. Some fans felt that her death was unfit with the bright theme of the game, despite its post-apocalyptic setting, while other fans felt her death was fitting and provided a change of pace from games of similar genre to My Time at Portia.

Update: On April 24, 2019, a Pathea employee stated that they are considering changing the storyline to allow the player to change Ginger's fate.[3] On April 26, 2019, a Pathea developer commented on a number of Steam reviews, that Pathea has decided to change Ginger's storyline to allow her disease to have several outcomes.[4][5]

Update: An alternative ending to Ginger's story was added in June 2019 with Mission: Ginger's Treatment. In this scenario, Ginger's illness can be stablized by regular light treatments. She requires treatment every month, triggering the monthly recurring Mission: Craft Therapy Lights.

As of July 2019, the option to treat Ginger's illness has not yet been added to console versions.

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