Lots of spoilers ahead, no way to avoid them, so here's a warning that is hopefully long enough to fill up the preview from the main page AND make sure everyone sees it.

So I'm specifically talking about the "Toriel - Family" ending, a.k.a. Flawed Pacifist. I know you have to befriend both Papyrus and Undyne - and if you kill anyone after befriending Undyne, you'll get the "Toriel - Betrayed Undyne" ending instead, and if you kill anyone before befriending Undyne, you can't befriend her. There are two branches to the Family ending, one where Alphys is even more withdrawn and depressed - if you don't date her - and one where she's happy and looking for a way to help monsters escape the Underground without having to kill humans - if you do date her, and the ending I want to get.

So, backstory out of the way... If I don't kill any monsters at all, and I befriend Papyrus, Undyne, and Alphys... won't I get the Pacifist ending instead? Do I need to do another Pacifist run to enable a True Reset so I can get the Family ending? Or is there a way to befriend all three of those characters, not kill any monsters, and still get the "best" Neutral ending?

  • Unfortunately, I can't help you with that question. Still, I edited your post and put all spoilers in spoiler blocks (I only know these exist because of Puzzling SE), so do check out the syntax once my edit comes out of the edit queue.
    – Dragomok
    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:45

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Unfortunately not.

There is nothing you can do to prevent the True Pacifist ending from occurring without compromising on the ending you want.

However, you don't have to do an entire True Pacifist run just to reset your save. You can do this simply by deleting the file. Check out this question for more details.


If you already did a True Pacifist Route, there is no need to do another one to do the True Reset. It will be still avaible.

And Toriel - Family Ending only has 1 branch. After all, it's doing Pacifist on your first playthrough (you can't date her on yout first playthrough).

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