History Franchise / Ys

14th Mar '17 1:55:03 PM Bissek
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** Ys IV: Eldeel's sealing himeslf (the last of the Eldeen civilization) and the destruction of the Mask of the Sun result in the complete end of the Eldeen civilization.

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** Ys IV: Eldeel's sealing himeslf (the last of the Eldeen civilization) and the destruction of the Mask of the Sun result in the complete end of the Eldeen civilization.civilization and the Akashic Records being lost to the world.
14th Mar '17 1:49:10 PM Bissek
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** ''Ys III''/ ''Ys: The Oath in Felghana'': Count [=McGuire=]

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** ''Ys III''/ ''Ys: The Oath in Felghana'': Count [=McGuire=]Galbalan
8th Mar '17 4:58:26 AM Bissek
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* ''Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana'' (2016)

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* ''Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana'' (2016)
(2016 (Japan), 2017 (North America))
11th Feb '17 9:23:14 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: The Starlight Medal in ''VI'' will be lost if you don't grab it on your one chance to infiltrate the Romun fleet. Similarly, you have a limited timeframe to accept the sidequest leading to the Augite Brooch in ''Oath''.



* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** The Starlight Medal in ''VI'' will be lost if you don't grab it on your one chance to infiltrate the Romun fleet.
** You have a limited timeframe to accept the sidequest leading to the Augite Brooch in ''Oath''.



** In some cases, a certain location will be rendered inaccessable after the completion of a quest objective, causing any missed objects there to be LostForever. For example, the Flame Cave in ''Mask Of The Sun'' (destroyed by the raising of the ancient city) and the town of Felt in ''V'' (buried by a sandstorm after the return of Kefin).

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** In some cases, a certain location will be rendered inaccessable after the completion of a quest objective, causing any [[PermanentlyMissableContent missed objects there to be LostForever.lost forever]]. For example, the Flame Cave in ''Mask Of The Sun'' (destroyed by the raising of the ancient city) and the town of Felt in ''V'' (buried by a sandstorm after the return of Kefin).
26th Jan '17 12:04:08 PM jnv11
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** The smartphone versions of ''Ys I'' shows you a couple of pictures that vaguely suggest that you must run into enemies' sides or back to land clean hits. There is nothing to let you know that you can also get clean hits by running into the sides of their fronts. The smartphone version of ''Ys II'' is even worse by not providing any tutorial whatsoever on how to physically attack enemies, so someone who did not buy ''Ys I'' would be clueless on how to attack enemies.
27th Dec '16 12:48:20 PM DustSnitch
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* TheChosenOne: Adol is a rare combination of this and TheUnchosenOne. In most cases, TheChosenOne becomes {{Badass}} because they were chosen. Adol, by contrast, didn't even [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] -- he set out looking for calls. In the OVA of ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} I'', it turns out he has the same name as the prophesized hero, but this is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when the seer's superior reminds her that Adol Christin is a common name and the last one that came to town was a little girl. It turns out that the prophecy is in fact talking about him, but instead of him becoming a hero because he was chosen by the prophecy, it just correctly predicted that he'd show up and save the place. Adol's reputation begins preceeding him ''as early as the first game''. It's generally because of who he is and what he's done that he's given any powers or ancient artifacts that he doesn't get himself -- if you need a hero to save your land, it's only sensible to choose someone with job experience. In the sixth game, the daughter of Alma running the trials is not impressed with this random man who just showed up out of nowhere, but after he begins passing them, she asks around about who this 'Adol Christin' guy thinks he is. She gets ''much'' more impressed and respectful after that.

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* TheChosenOne: Adol is a rare combination of this and TheUnchosenOne. In most cases, TheChosenOne becomes {{Badass}} badass because they were chosen. Adol, by contrast, didn't even [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] -- he set out looking for calls. In the OVA of ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} I'', it turns out he has the same name as the prophesized hero, but this is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when the seer's superior reminds her that Adol Christin is a common name and the last one that came to town was a little girl. It turns out that the prophecy is in fact talking about him, but instead of him becoming a hero because he was chosen by the prophecy, it just correctly predicted that he'd show up and save the place. Adol's reputation begins preceeding him ''as early as the first game''. It's generally because of who he is and what he's done that he's given any powers or ancient artifacts that he doesn't get himself -- if you need a hero to save your land, it's only sensible to choose someone with job experience. In the sixth game, the daughter of Alma running the trials is not impressed with this random man who just showed up out of nowhere, but after he begins passing them, she asks around about who this 'Adol Christin' guy thinks he is. She gets ''much'' more impressed and respectful after that.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Elena in her {{Badass}} look for ''Alternative Saga''.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Elena in her {{Badass}} badass look for ''Alternative Saga''.
18th Dec '16 7:37:36 AM Azaael99
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* GoldenEnding: XSEED Games refers to Toal's ending in Origin as the true ending. It's easy to see why, because at the end Toal witnesses [[spoiler:his father Cain fusing with the Black Pearl and becoming the Demonic Darm, whose body is destroyed and reduced to the the Black Pearl, with Cain still in it. The Goddesses seal the pearl and Darm away.]] In addition, at the very end it says "To be continued in ''Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen," the first game.

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* GoldenEnding: XSEED Games refers to Toal's ending in Origin as the true ending. It's easy to see why, because at the end Toal witnesses [[spoiler:his father Cain fusing with the Black Pearl and becoming the Demonic Darm, whose body is destroyed and reduced to the the Black Pearl, with Cain still in it. The Goddesses seal the pearl and Darm away.]] In addition, at the very end it says "To be continued in ''Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen," the first game. Finally, [[spoiler:Toal leaves behind the Silver Sword by the Roda Tree which you see sticking out of the ground in the very end of his ending...the same one Adol finds in Ys Book 1, thus explaining the origin of the sword. Toal Fact is basically one of the more important characters in the Ys universe overall, what with his ties to the books-pretty important themselves one can say-and the fact without his sword Adol would have gotten nowhere.]]
17th Dec '16 4:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: '''Adol.''' He's gone toe-to-toe with ancient monsters numerous times, and won.
8th Nov '16 1:57:38 PM darkabomination
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* NightmareFuel: If some things the characters says and does at times isn't enough of a nightmare fuel, imagine this: [[spoiler:Gadis survived your battle against him somehow, except now you [[https://i.imgur.com/HAg2gIr.png burned half of his face off]] and his battle form seems "decayed".]]


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* WorldBuilding: Quite a bit. While it's not quite the most internally consistent world around, the large distances and realistic travel the protagonist does gives what might otherwise be isolated areas some realism. It makes sense that references to many of Adol's adventures wouldn't be understood or known about in places that are thousands of miles apart, just because it's the same world doesn't mean traveling is any easier in our own. More generally, subtle references and a similar underlying structure to the various magic systems and the occasional reoccurring character help tie things down.
5th Oct '16 2:19:53 AM Tsukiyomaru0
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* NightmareFuel: If some things the characters says and does at times isn't enough of a nightmare fuel, imagine this: [[spoiler:Gadis survived your battle against him somehow, except now you [[https://i.imgur.com/HAg2gIr.png burned half of his face off]] and his battle form seems "decayed".]]
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