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18th Sep '16 4:50:48 AM NonoRobot
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** In ''From the New World'', all of Hilda's Magical Arts are one level easier to cast (They have one less Green hit area than normal.) I'd just realized that it's because she's a few-century old vampire with so much experience. Unlike Joachim, who learns his attacks fresh, Hilda is both an expert mage and creates these attacks herself, allowing for smoother and easier casts. This applying moreso to her offensive spells though.

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** In ''From the New World'', all of Hilda's Magical Arts are one level easier to cast (They (they have one less Green hit area than normal.) I'd just realized normal). It becomes logical once you realize that it's it is because she's she is a few-century old vampire with so much experience. Unlike Joachim, who learns his attacks fresh, Hilda is both an expert mage and creates these attacks herself, allowing for smoother and easier casts. This applying moreso to her offensive spells though.
18th Sep '16 4:49:09 AM NonoRobot
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** Some characters like Alice, Halley, and Anastasia have rather low SP, while some characters like the vampires have ridiculously high SP. FridgeBrilliance because the vampires are used to seeing supernatural things, have lived longer, and are thus desensitized; whereas the others have been relatively sheltered. Naturally, SP Growth is them being more "Desensitized" as they become used to seeing these creatures and fighting them.

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** Some characters like Alice, Halley, and Anastasia have rather low SP, while some characters like the vampires have ridiculously high SP. FridgeBrilliance because the vampires are used to seeing supernatural things, have lived longer, and are thus desensitized; whereas the others have been relatively sheltered. Naturally, SP Growth is them being more "Desensitized" as they become used to seeing these creatures and fighting them. The Harmonixers always have high SP because, well, that power threatens to drive them insane so they have to get used to it.



** Halley has ESP abilities in ''Shadow Hearts'' - they're nice, but suck a lot of his MP out. This actually makes sense when you consider he's not had that much time to ''train'' his abilities and that they sometimes pop up when he is having a tantrum. (He even shouts, "Gah! I hate you! I hate you!" when using his psychic powers.)
** The Sanity Points. Vampires always have high SP because they're used to seeing supernatural creatures on a day-to-day basis. People like Alice, Halley, Karin, and Anastasia who have low SP aren't so they're getting used to seeing these monsters. They also grow as they level up; as the character of course gets more and more desensitized to the existence of monsters, so it quite ''literally'' takes more to drive them insane, likewise, the vampire's SP never goes up because they've SeenItAll. The Harmonixers always have high SP because, well, that power threatens to drive them insane so they have to get used to it.
18th Sep '16 4:47:14 AM NonoRobot
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** Halley has ESP abilities in ''Shadow Hearts'' - they're nice, but suck a lot of his MP out. This actually makes sense when you consider he's not had that much time to ''train'' his abilities and that they sometimes pop up when he is having a tantrum. (He even shouts, "Gah! I hate you! I hate you!" when using his psychic powers.)
** The Sanity Points. Vampires always have high SP because they're used to seeing supernatural creatures on a day-to-day basis. People like Alice, Halley, Karin, and Anastasia who have low SP aren't so they're getting used to seeing these monsters. They also grow as they level up; as the character of course gets more and more desensitized to the existence of monsters, so it quite ''literally'' takes more to drive them insane, likewise, the vampire's SP never goes up because they've SeenItAll. The Harmonixers always have high SP because, well, that power threatens to drive them insane so they have to get used to it.
** Anastasia's SummonMagic operates through a camera and pictures; and she can't use the SummonMagic until she attains the proper picture. This is actually FridgeBrilliance because some people used to believe that cameras would steal your soul.
1st Aug '14 9:14:08 PM Speedball
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** In ''Covenant'' the village that Karen is investigating has very odd random encounters: killer toys like pull-string lions, duckies and so on. It makes more sense when you realize one of the party members you get later on is Gepetto. The game never says it outright but he probably was controlling all those toys to defend the village.
24th Jul '14 5:32:14 PM SveinPomp
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* In ''From the New World'', all of Hilda's Magical Arts are one level easier to cast (They have one less Green hit area than normal.) I'd just realized that it's because she's a few-century old vampire with so much experience. Unlike Joachim, who learns his attacks fresh, Hilda is both an expert mage and creates these attacks herself, allowing for smoother and easier casts. This applying moreso to her offensive spells though.

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* ** In ''From the New World'', all of Hilda's Magical Arts are one level easier to cast (They have one less Green hit area than normal.) I'd just realized that it's because she's a few-century old vampire with so much experience. Unlike Joachim, who learns his attacks fresh, Hilda is both an expert mage and creates these attacks herself, allowing for smoother and easier casts. This applying moreso to her offensive spells though.
24th Jul '14 5:32:00 PM SveinPomp
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*In ''From the New World'', all of Hilda's Magical Arts are one level easier to cast (They have one less Green hit area than normal.) I'd just realized that it's because she's a few-century old vampire with so much experience. Unlike Joachim, who learns his attacks fresh, Hilda is both an expert mage and creates these attacks herself, allowing for smoother and easier casts. This applying moreso to her offensive spells though.
19th May '14 12:43:33 PM Kisei
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**** To underline just how little good is left in this world, the first Shadow Hearts game revealed that [[spoiler:God Himself is not a benevolent creator, but an alien abomination that wants to destroy all of humanity. And you kill Him. What this says about the state of the afterlife and all of existence is very troubling.]]
7th Dec '12 9:38:34 PM DivineDeath
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** Karin has a DownerEnding no matter what you do. [[spoiler:Ben Hyuga will end up as her SecondLove and Yuri will be her son, but she has only a few short years before she meets her violent end.]]

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** Karin has a DownerEnding pretty depressing fate no matter what how you do.spin it. [[spoiler:Ben Hyuga will end up as her SecondLove and Yuri will be her son, but she has only a few short years before she meets her violent end. She also loses her memory in the process, suffering the very fate Yuri himself was trying to avoid throughout Covenant.]]
7th Dec '12 9:32:37 PM DivineDeath
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** Imagine for a sec how Alice feels in the canonical ending...she knows she doesn't have much time left.

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** Imagine for a sec how Alice feels in the canonical ending...she knows she doesn't have much time left.left.
** Karin has a DownerEnding no matter what you do. [[spoiler:Ben Hyuga will end up as her SecondLove and Yuri will be her son, but she has only a few short years before she meets her violent end.]]
14th Aug '12 8:40:31 PM PurpleShirt
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** Some characters like Alice, Halley, and Anastasia have rather low SP, while some characters like the vampires have ridiculously high SP. FridgeBrilliance because the vampires are used to seeing supernatural things and are desensitized, whereas the others have been relatively sheltered. Naturally, SP Growth is them being more "Desensitized".
** Halley's psychic powers have a rather high cost, because he's inexperienced and it drains him. He's not had any real formal training from Koudelka, and likewise his tantrums are him trying to replicate the conditions of when he first invoked them.

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** Some characters like Alice, Halley, and Anastasia have rather low SP, while some characters like the vampires have ridiculously high SP. FridgeBrilliance because the vampires are used to seeing supernatural things things, have lived longer, and are desensitized, thus desensitized; whereas the others have been relatively sheltered. Naturally, SP Growth is them being more "Desensitized"."Desensitized" as they become used to seeing these creatures and fighting them.
** Halley's psychic powers have a rather high cost, because he's inexperienced and it drains him. He's not had any real formal training from Koudelka, and likewise his tantrums are him trying to replicate the conditions of when he first invoked them. The earlier powers are the ones he's the most experienced using.



** This is a pretty Crapsack (later Crapsaccharine) world, actually. You could kill monsters, but their malice may come back and haunt you. Nicolai unleashed a ''shitton'' of Malice on the world at once, resulting in a lot of other monsters.

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** This is a pretty Crapsack (later Crapsaccharine) world, actually. You could kill monsters, but their malice may come back and haunt you. Nicolai unleashed a ''shitton'' of Malice on the world at once, resulting in a lot of other monsters.monsters.
*** Heck, consider the state of this world in the first place...that's FridgeHorror enough.
** Consider what was ''going'' to happen to Anastasia and her brother...and consider that they were ''around that age in real life'' when this was unfolding. But you can [[SweetDreamsFuel rest easily]] - knowing that '''A)''' the ending applies Kurando and Anastasia got together (And maybe Anastasia moved to Japan) and '''B)''' The timeline was possibly altered a lot, not just because of the StableTimeLoop but also because you go in and rescue the Romanov family.
** You know that island where you fight that cat monster? You're not the first to go there...Lucia and her master have been targeted by Sapientes Glado numerous times.
** What if Yuri's not the only one who has the malice of monsters manifest itself?
** Imagine for a sec how Alice feels in the canonical ending...she knows she doesn't have much time left.
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