History Characters / EternalSonata

15th Feb '17 1:32:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AllLovingHero: All Polka wants to do help other people, even if the same people that she heals treat her like a leper because they think her illness is contagious.

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* AllLovingHero: All Polka wants to do is help other people, even if the same people that she heals treat her like a leper because they think her illness is contagious.



* GirlishPigtails: Two long strands of hair trail behind her.

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* GirlishPigtails: Two long strands of hair trail behind her. her to highlight her girlishness.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: She has to do it again and again and ''[[RuleOfThree again]]'' until Chopin comes along.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: She has to do it again and again and ''[[RuleOfThree again]]'' to preserve the "dream world" until Chopin comes along.along and changes things.]]



* PluckyGirl: Usually, though the game makes it apparent that she isn't always plucky.
* ThePollyanna: {{invoked}} in that she keeps up the act for the sake of the rest of the party. The weight of her condition does bring her down, but she only really angsts about it when she's alone with her mother.

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* PluckyGirl: Usually, Usually she keeps her spirits up through adversity, though the game makes it apparent that she isn't always plucky.
* ThePollyanna: {{invoked}} in that she keeps up the act for the sake of the rest of the party. The weight of her condition does bring brings her down, but she only really angsts about it when she's alone with her mother.



* {{Bishonen}} As in real life as in this game.

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* {{Bishonen}} As in real life as in this game.game, he's a pretty man.



* TookALevelInBadass: When he moved into the dream world. The real Chopin regretted not being able to fight alongside his countrymen in the revolution in Poland. He's clearly enjoying his power in the dream world - "Strength that all can see!"

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* TookALevelInBadass: When he moved into the dream world.world, he became powerful. The real Chopin regretted not being able to fight alongside his countrymen in the revolution in Poland. He's clearly enjoying his power in the dream world - "Strength that all can see!"



* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: If he beats you in the final battle, the dream ends and he wakes up and then goes back to sleep. In an interesting subversion, paying attention to his eyes shows that they white out before his eyes close, meaning it's likely he died anyway. This is why it's the DownerEnding.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: If he beats you the other heroes (I.e. the player character) in the final battle, the dream ends and he wakes up and then goes back to sleep. In an interesting subversion, paying attention to his eyes shows that they white out before his eyes close, meaning it's likely he died anyway. This is why it's the DownerEnding.]]



* BashBrothers: With Allegretto. See his entry.

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* BashBrothers: With Allegretto. See his entry.Allegretto; they work together and fight together.



* TheLancer: He's Retto's sidekick and strikes a contrast with him; childish, naive, long distance attacker, etc

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* TheLancer: He's Retto's sidekick and strikes a contrast with him; childish, naive, long distance attacker, etcetc.



* [[InstrumentOfMurder Musical Weapon]]: Her bow has a Violin theme (fitting considering her name)

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* [[InstrumentOfMurder Musical Weapon]]: InstrumentOfMurder: Her bow has a Violin theme (fitting considering her name)name).



* ElmenentalPowers: PlayingWithFire, BlowYouAway, ShockAndAwe, CastingAShadow, DishingOutDirt... Screw it, let's just say that Jazz won the jackpot at the SuperpowerLottery and be done with it.



* PlayingWithFire, BlowYouAway, ShockAndAwe, CastingAShadow, DishingOutDirt... Screw it, let's just say that Jazz won the jackpot at the SuperpowerLottery and be done with it.



His weapon of choice is a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] [[SubvertedTrope which doesn't really do much aside from raising defense]], and a [[CarryABigStick mace]], though they look pretty small in comparison.

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His weapon of choice is a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] [[SubvertedTrope which doesn't really do much aside from raising defense]], and a [[CarryABigStick mace]], though they look pretty small in comparison.



%%* BrownEyes



* GameBreaker: Once playable, she her fighting ability makes Falsetto look like a joke.

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* GameBreaker: Once playable, she her fighting ability makes Falsetto look like a joke.



* EvilPlan: Use mineral powder to create a SuperSoldier army and invade Baroque so he can 'carve his existence' into the world.

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* EvilPlan: Use mineral powder to create a SuperSoldier army and invade Baroque so he can 'carve "carve his existence' existence" into the world.



* BattleButler: [[spoiler: This is taken to extremes when you fight Count Waltz and him after he transforms.]]

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* BattleButler: He is a castle servant instead of an officer but he can still fight. [[spoiler: This is taken to extremes when you fight Count Waltz and him after he transforms.]]



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: He literally becomes one after he transforms right before you fight him and Count Waltz.]]

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* TheDragon: His title most be something like "Mayor of the Palace" because he is most often with Waltz and giving orders on his behalf. [[spoiler: He literally becomes one after he transforms right before you fight him and Count Waltz.Waltz, and is much more powerful besides.]]



* MightyGlacier
15th Jan '17 9:39:02 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: The man is terminally ill, yet he can kick ass using a conductor's wand!



* {{Badass}}: Her long-range attacks can ''obliterate'' enemies.



* {{Badass}}: A tall RebelLeader that wields a {{BFS}}.
16th Aug '16 11:50:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* {{Jaccuse}}: This is the name one of his attacks. Since CallingYourAttacks is fully in effect, you get to hear it its full glory.
---> '''Fugue''': You peasants can never appreciate beauty of this kind. '''J'accuse'''!
14th Aug '16 10:40:23 AM nombretomado
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* AnIcePerson: Hell Eruption is an ice move. It's a reference to ''TheDivineComedy'' as the bottom of Hell is freezing cold.

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* AnIcePerson: Hell Eruption is an ice move. It's a reference to ''TheDivineComedy'' ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' as the bottom of Hell is freezing cold.
14th Jul '16 5:54:23 AM Eyeshield
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* SupportingProtagonist: To Polka; he is the viewpoint character but the plot is more concerned with her.

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* SupportingProtagonist: To Polka; he is the viewpoint character and the main player avatar, but the plot is more concerned with her.



* DreamSue: Considering the story takes place inside his dream, and he is aware of this, he expects himself to be all-powerful. It baffles him that he isn't and the others mock him because he's not.

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* DreamSue: Considering the story takes place inside his dream, and he is aware of this, he expects himself to be all-powerful. It baffles him that he isn't and the others mock him because he's not. [[spoiler: At least, not until the end when it finally counts and he can save Polka]].



* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: If he beats you in the final battle, the dream ends and he wakes up. This is the BAD ending mind you.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: If he beats you in the final battle, the dream ends and he wakes up. up and then goes back to sleep. In an interesting subversion, paying attention to his eyes shows that they white out before his eyes close, meaning it's likely he died anyway. This is why it's the BAD ending mind you.DownerEnding.]]



* MasterOfNone: She starts out weak, frail and pretty slow. As she start hitting the higher levels, she can usually compete for top stats in any category(in the 360 version, she was second only to Jazz in HP and ATK, and either tied or was just outright best in the others), meaning she will end up as a MasterOfAll.

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* MasterOfNone: She starts out weak, frail and pretty slow.slow... But only at first. As she start hitting the higher levels, she can usually compete for top stats in any category(in the 360 version, she was second only to Jazz in HP and ATK, and either tied or was just outright best in the others), meaning she will end up as a MasterOfAll.
27th May '16 2:08:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: In contrast to Polka and Viola, he's a nasty blonde dude.
21st May '16 9:29:51 PM nombretomado
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* FriendToAllChildren: In the PS3 version with his RobinHood act.

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* FriendToAllChildren: In the PS3 [=PS3=] version with his RobinHood act.



* {{Jerkass}}: Allegretto's interactions with Beat can sometimes come off as less 'playful' and more 'just plain nasty', as well as the time he [[spoiler: ditched atoning for his crimes so he could spend time with his crush, leaving the rest of the party to do all the dirty work]]. Not to mention that time in Double Reed Tower when Beat [[spoiler:explains the emotional significance of his camera, it being a cherished possession left to him by his father...and Allegretto immediately teases him about it, makes him cry and run away, and acts like it was no big deal that he just dismissed an important part of Beat's life. When Polka explains what Beat was feeling, Allegretto dismisses her too, though marginally less blatantly, since he likes her.]] Interestingly, this scene does not occur in the PS3 version.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Allegretto's interactions with Beat can sometimes come off as less 'playful' and more 'just plain nasty', as well as the time he [[spoiler: ditched atoning for his crimes so he could spend time with his crush, leaving the rest of the party to do all the dirty work]]. Not to mention that time in Double Reed Tower when Beat [[spoiler:explains the emotional significance of his camera, it being a cherished possession left to him by his father...and Allegretto immediately teases him about it, makes him cry and run away, and acts like it was no big deal that he just dismissed an important part of Beat's life. When Polka explains what Beat was feeling, Allegretto dismisses her too, though marginally less blatantly, since he likes her.]] Interestingly, this scene does not occur in the PS3 [=PS3=] version.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: In the PS3 version, one of his secret outfits is...[[SailorFuku a schoolgirl uniform?]]

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: In the PS3 [=PS3=] version, one of his secret outfits is...[[SailorFuku a schoolgirl uniform?]]



* CrutchCharacter: She's a GameBreaker when she first joins because [[MightyGlacier her arrows- although slow- can do absurd amounts of damage]] from a distance, and she has the first all-party healing tech you can get. She is also a decent Echo-builder if the player finds the need to use her in close combat. However, in the later stages of the game it becomes more important to hit faster than harder (to rack up Echoes) and other characters gain better healing abilities. This is exasperated in the PS3 version, where her firing and movement rate was lowered even further. If you can manage to get them to hit, though, her arrow attacks are more damaging in the PS3 release. Unlike in the Xbox 360 version, she is also granted a weapon that places her in permanent Burst, making her even more of a powerhouse.

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* CrutchCharacter: She's a GameBreaker when she first joins because [[MightyGlacier her arrows- although slow- can do absurd amounts of damage]] from a distance, and she has the first all-party healing tech you can get. She is also a decent Echo-builder if the player finds the need to use her in close combat. However, in the later stages of the game it becomes more important to hit faster than harder (to rack up Echoes) and other characters gain better healing abilities. This is exasperated in the PS3 [=PS3=] version, where her firing and movement rate was lowered even further. If you can manage to get them to hit, though, her arrow attacks are more damaging in the PS3 [=PS3=] release. Unlike in the Xbox 360 version, she is also granted a weapon that places her in permanent Burst, making her even more of a powerhouse.



* SuperSpeed: Surprised? Thanks to her high stat growths, she eventually shares the highest speed in XBox360 with Falsetto and is second only to Serenade in PS3. However, her combat speed is low, as she runs slow and doesn't hit fast.

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* SuperSpeed: Surprised? Thanks to her high stat growths, she eventually shares the highest speed in XBox360 with Falsetto and is second only to Serenade in PS3.[=PS3=]. However, her combat speed is low, as she runs slow and doesn't hit fast.



%%* FragileSpeedster: She can't take hits as well in the PS3 version.

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%%* FragileSpeedster: She can't take hits as well in the PS3 [=PS3=] version.



* LightningBruiser: In the 360 version. She's the fastest character along with Claves(and is faster for all levels before the final one), has higher damage output than anyone else per turn due to superior attack power, superior special attacks, echo building and gauge boosting. Her defenses are just slightly worse than Allegretto's . Add an automatic level up and you have a GameBreaker. Despite massively lowered stats in the PS3 version, she's arguably still one. Her only real problem is a lack of availability, and she still has more of that than more or less every character that can compare.

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* LightningBruiser: In the 360 version. She's the fastest character along with Claves(and is faster for all levels before the final one), has higher damage output than anyone else per turn due to superior attack power, superior special attacks, echo building and gauge boosting. Her defenses are just slightly worse than Allegretto's . Add an automatic level up and you have a GameBreaker. Despite massively lowered stats in the PS3 [=PS3=] version, she's arguably still one. Her only real problem is a lack of availability, and she still has more of that than more or less every character that can compare.



The [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Prince of Baroque]] and involved in its war with Forte. He often has trouble making the best decisions for his country despite trying his hardest. In the {{PS3}} version, he and Serenade are both playable and they join the party [[spoiler:after the battle with Count Waltz]].

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The [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Prince of Baroque]] and involved in its war with Forte. He often has trouble making the best decisions for his country despite trying his hardest. In the {{PS3}} [=PS3=] version, he and Serenade are both playable and they join the party [[spoiler:after the battle with Count Waltz]].



* GuestStarPartyMember: In the PS3 BonusDungeon, and later near the end of the game.

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* GuestStarPartyMember: In the PS3 [=PS3=] BonusDungeon, and later near the end of the game.



* ActionGirl: In the PS3 version, where she joins your party and becomes a ''beast'' in battle.

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* ActionGirl: In the PS3 [=PS3=] version, where she joins your party and becomes a ''beast'' in battle.



* GuestStarPartyMember: In the PS3 version. She comes back near the end of the game.

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* GuestStarPartyMember: In the PS3 [=PS3=] version. She comes back near the end of the game.



* StrawNihilist: Outlined in his speech in the Double Reed Tower in the PS3 version. "...all human beings are fragile. Especially those who lack power. They die quite easily. And when you die, it's over. There's just no meaning to it. .... That's why I must have power. Enough absolute power to carve my existence into the very fabric of this world."

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* StrawNihilist: Outlined in his speech in the Double Reed Tower in the PS3 [=PS3=] version. "...all human beings are fragile. Especially those who lack power. They die quite easily. And when you die, it's over. There's just no meaning to it. .... That's why I must have power. Enough absolute power to carve my existence into the very fabric of this world."



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He's eaten by a giant puffball in the PS3 version and [[KarmicDeath it ate him because he kicked it.]]]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He's eaten by a giant puffball in the PS3 [=PS3=] version and [[KarmicDeath it ate him because he kicked it.]]]]
20th May '16 4:24:49 PM nombretomado
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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Accentuated in the PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease where she talks about studying the forest as though she were an middle-age researcher.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Accentuated in the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease where she talks about studying the forest as though she were an middle-age researcher.



* HighClassGlass: In the PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease of the game, it earns him the mean nickname "three-eyed freak" from Salsa. Even March uses it, which is unusual, given her [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] status to Salsa's Red Oni. Naturally, it really tees Fugue off. "Little girl, I hope you aren't referring to me."

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* HighClassGlass: In the PlayStation3 [=PlayStation=] 3 UpdatedRerelease of the game, it earns him the mean nickname "three-eyed freak" from Salsa. Even March uses it, which is unusual, given her [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] status to Salsa's Red Oni. Naturally, it really tees Fugue off. "Little girl, I hope you aren't referring to me."
8th Apr '16 7:02:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/ErinFitzgerald. [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss This isn't the]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} first time]] she's played the AllLovingHero.
27th Mar '16 12:35:14 PM FoolishCookie
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