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6th Dec '12 7:06:30 AM Koveras
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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. Released in 2006. It focuses on the southern section of the [[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by the Democratic Republic of Leasath on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.

The game brought a few new gimmicks into the series. The first was its campaign structure, where missions were chosen freely from a list of around 5 and could be done in any order, or [[StoryBranching not at all in some cases]]. The second was equippable parts that would boost certain characteristics of the chosen plane, often at a price. Albert Genette, the reporter from ''The Unsung War'', returns to narrate the story of Gryphus Squadron.
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!! Tropes found in the game

* ArmsDealer: Diego Navarro, the military leader of Leasath.
* BossRemix: "Alect Squadron".
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Scarface One and the Z.O.E. Commander]].
* BraggingRightsReward: The Fenrir.
* CherryBlossoms: The Zipang F-14D as a Downloadable Content.
* CivilWar: Partially what led to the events of the game.
* CommissarCap: Leasath commanding officer Diego Gaspar Navarro is seen wearing one.
* ContinuityCameo: The game is narrated by Albert Genette, the same photojournalist who narrated ''AceCombat5''.
* DeepSouth: A lot of people on both sides have exagerrated accents similar to those found in the southern United States. A bit a FridgeBrilliance can be pulled from this, though; Leasath and Aurelia are located on the southern part of the Osean continent, which is the Strangereal version of the United States.
* DiscOneNuke: The XFA-27 may fit this. Also, the F-5E is equipped with [=QAAMs=]. It's balanced by only carrying four, but still, that's effectively four free air kills.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted. Some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The Leasathian bombing of a defenceless city in the first mission clearly shows that they aren't quite the MyCountryRightOrWrong {{Punch Clock Villain}}s of other titles.
* FightInTheNude: Adding parts to planes doesn't change their appearance one bit.
* ForTheEvulz: Some Leasath Air Force bombers rain bombs on a defenceless city just because they can spare the ordnance.
* FragileSpeedster: The Cariburn.
* HeroTrackingFailure: The Meson Cannon can't keep up with Gryphus One if he flies fast enough.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission provides us with one as the player can't accelerate very hard at first, lest you detonate the sensitive ordinance you are carrying to disperse the poison gas that was spread on the city. The enemies in the game, not aware of your limitations, ridicule your mediocre flying at first, wondering what made you so great in the first place. [[OhCrap Their attitude quickly changes]] once you finish your task and jettison the ordinance, allowing you full maneuverability again.
* InstantDeathRadius: The Gleipnir's Shock Cannon. The mission "In Pursuit" also has an IDR with "high-performance [=SAMs=]" protecting a group of jammers from you.
* InterfaceScrew: A SWBM detonating or a firing of the Shock Cannon results in the screen shaking.
* InvisibilityCloak: The Digital Optical Stealth on the Gleipnir and Fenrir.
* InvisibilityFlicker: The Gleipnir needs to decloak to fire its Shock Cannon. Averted with stealth fighters that can remain off-radar even when firing missiles and decloak only pretty much arbitrarily.
* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader, escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out.
** In one ending. In the other, he's torn apart by an angry mob.
* KickTheDog: You have Leasath bombing a defenceless city ForTheEvulz and the Hamlet unit's biochemical attack on Santa Elva, which may be a MoralEventHorizon-crossing.
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: The game loves making use of this for its {{Remixed Level}}s.
* LeeroyJenkins: Ninox 2 , who flies ahead of formation and gets wasted by the Meson Cannon for his trouble.
* LevelGrinding: It makes you unlock a set of colour schemes by kill farming too.
* MookMaker: You have carriers doing this.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Hamlet unit's use of a biochemical agent to attack Santa Elva makes it quite difficult to sympathise with Leasath's military.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Averted in some cases; some Leasath soldiers aren't JustFollowingOrders but genuinely buy into Navarro's desire to see the destruction and downfall of Aurelia. Of course, he ''is'' a good speaker.
* MyNaymeIs: We have the Ca'''r'''iburn with a R, whereas King Arthur's first sword is Ca'''l'''iburn with a L.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The game offers you various ways of breaking it by choosing or ignoring missions, and the final one is a SadisticChoice that you can't avoid.
* NoEndorHolocaust: The Gleipnir's crashing in doesn't injure anyone, which Eugene remarks on.
* OneHitPointWonder: Subverted as a high enough defence allows you to get away with 90+ , maybe 80+ % damage taken... not that many planes are both that survivable and still good dogfighters.
* PixelHunt: Ther's two missions (depending on your mission choices) with radar jamming, forcing you to eyeball tiny targets.
* PunchClockVillain: At least one Leasath shipman would rather be fishing than pursuing war with Aurelia.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Fly Pink Raptors]]: Gryphus One's Southern Cross emblem comes with some cutesy cartoon bird.
* RemixedLevel: Lots of these.
* TheRepublic: Aurelia.
* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.
* StealthyColossus: ''Gleipnir''.
* VisibleInvisibility: The Gleipnir and Fenrir use ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''-style shimmer for their Digital Optic Stealth.
* WarForFunAndProfit: The leader of the aggressive nation Leasath, Diego Gaspar Navarro, attacks the country of Aurelia in order to demonstrate the Fenrir, an amazing jet he was planning to sell.
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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. Released in 2006. It focuses on the southern section of the [[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by the Democratic Republic of Leasath on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.

The game brought a few new gimmicks into the series. The first was its campaign structure, where missions were chosen freely from a list of around 5 and could be done in any order, or [[StoryBranching not at all in some cases]]. The second was equippable parts that would boost certain characteristics of the chosen plane, often at a price. Albert Genette, the reporter from ''The Unsung War'', returns to narrate the story of Gryphus Squadron.
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!! Tropes found in the game

* ArmsDealer: Diego Navarro, the military leader of Leasath.
* BossRemix: "Alect Squadron".
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Scarface One and the Z.O.E. Commander]].
* BraggingRightsReward: The Fenrir.
* CherryBlossoms: The Zipang F-14D as a Downloadable Content.
* CivilWar: Partially what led to the events of the game.
* CommissarCap: Leasath commanding officer Diego Gaspar Navarro is seen wearing one.
* ContinuityCameo: The game is narrated by Albert Genette, the same photojournalist who narrated ''AceCombat5''.
* DeepSouth: A lot of people on both sides have exagerrated accents similar to those found in the southern United States. A bit a FridgeBrilliance can be pulled from this, though; Leasath and Aurelia are located on the southern part of the Osean continent, which is the Strangereal version of the United States.
* DiscOneNuke: The XFA-27 may fit this. Also, the F-5E is equipped with [=QAAMs=]. It's balanced by only carrying four, but still, that's effectively four free air kills.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted. Some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The Leasathian bombing of a defenceless city in the first mission clearly shows that they aren't quite the MyCountryRightOrWrong {{Punch Clock Villain}}s of other titles.
* FightInTheNude: Adding parts to planes doesn't change their appearance one bit.
* ForTheEvulz: Some Leasath Air Force bombers rain bombs on a defenceless city just because they can spare the ordnance.
* FragileSpeedster: The Cariburn.
* HeroTrackingFailure: The Meson Cannon can't keep up with Gryphus One if he flies fast enough.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission provides us with one as the player can't accelerate very hard at first, lest you detonate the sensitive ordinance you are carrying to disperse the poison gas that was spread on the city. The enemies in the game, not aware of your limitations, ridicule your mediocre flying at first, wondering what made you so great in the first place. [[OhCrap Their attitude quickly changes]] once you finish your task and jettison the ordinance, allowing you full maneuverability again.
* InstantDeathRadius: The Gleipnir's Shock Cannon. The mission "In Pursuit" also has an IDR with "high-performance [=SAMs=]" protecting a group of jammers from you.
* InterfaceScrew: A SWBM detonating or a firing of the Shock Cannon results in the screen shaking.
* InvisibilityCloak: The Digital Optical Stealth on the Gleipnir and Fenrir.
* InvisibilityFlicker: The Gleipnir needs to decloak to fire its Shock Cannon. Averted with stealth fighters that can remain off-radar even when firing missiles and decloak only pretty much arbitrarily.
* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader, escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out.
** In one ending. In the other, he's torn apart by an angry mob.
* KickTheDog: You have Leasath bombing a defenceless city ForTheEvulz and the Hamlet unit's biochemical attack on Santa Elva, which may be a MoralEventHorizon-crossing.
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: The game loves making use of this for its {{Remixed Level}}s.
* LeeroyJenkins: Ninox 2 , who flies ahead of formation and gets wasted by the Meson Cannon for his trouble.
* LevelGrinding: It makes you unlock a set of colour schemes by kill farming too.
* MookMaker: You have carriers doing this.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Hamlet unit's use of a biochemical agent to attack Santa Elva makes it quite difficult to sympathise with Leasath's military.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Averted in some cases; some Leasath soldiers aren't JustFollowingOrders but genuinely buy into Navarro's desire to see the destruction and downfall of Aurelia. Of course, he ''is'' a good speaker.
* MyNaymeIs: We have the Ca'''r'''iburn with a R, whereas King Arthur's first sword is Ca'''l'''iburn with a L.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The game offers you various ways of breaking it by choosing or ignoring missions, and the final one is a SadisticChoice that you can't avoid.
* NoEndorHolocaust: The Gleipnir's crashing in doesn't injure anyone, which Eugene remarks on.
* OneHitPointWonder: Subverted as a high enough defence allows you to get away with 90+ , maybe 80+ % damage taken... not that many planes are both that survivable and still good dogfighters.
* PixelHunt: Ther's two missions (depending on your mission choices) with radar jamming, forcing you to eyeball tiny targets.
* PunchClockVillain: At least one Leasath shipman would rather be fishing than pursuing war with Aurelia.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Fly Pink Raptors]]: Gryphus One's Southern Cross emblem comes with some cutesy cartoon bird.
* RemixedLevel: Lots of these.
* TheRepublic: Aurelia.
* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.
* StealthyColossus: ''Gleipnir''.
* VisibleInvisibility: The Gleipnir and Fenrir use ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''-style shimmer for their Digital Optic Stealth.
* WarForFunAndProfit: The leader of the aggressive nation Leasath, Diego Gaspar Navarro, attacks the country of Aurelia in order to demonstrate the Fenrir, an amazing jet he was planning to sell.
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3rd Nov '12 5:51:44 AM Koveras
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The game brought a few new gimmicks into the series. The first was its campaign structure, where missions were chosen freely from a list of around 5 and could be done in any order, or not at all in some cases. The second was equippable parts that would boost certain characteristics of the chosen plane, often at a price. Albert Genette, the reporter from ''The Unsung War'', returns to narrate the story of Gryphus Squadron.

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The game brought a few new gimmicks into the series. The first was its campaign structure, where missions were chosen freely from a list of around 5 and could be done in any order, or [[StoryBranching not at all in some cases.cases]]. The second was equippable parts that would boost certain characteristics of the chosen plane, often at a price. Albert Genette, the reporter from ''The Unsung War'', returns to narrate the story of Gryphus Squadron.
20th Aug '12 6:24:42 PM Killerweinerdog
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* DeepSouth: A lot of people on both sides have exagerrated accents similar to those found in the southern United States. A bit a FridgeBrilliance can be pulled from this, though; Leasath and Aurelia are located on the southern part of the Osean continent, which is the Strangereal version of the United States.
18th Aug '12 9:34:17 PM Killerweinerdog
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* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission provides us with one as the player can'y accelerate very hard at first.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission provides us with one as the player can'y can't accelerate very hard at first.first, lest you detonate the sensitive ordinance you are carrying to disperse the poison gas that was spread on the city. The enemies in the game, not aware of your limitations, ridicule your mediocre flying at first, wondering what made you so great in the first place. [[OhCrap Their attitude quickly changes]] once you finish your task and jettison the ordinance, allowing you full maneuverability again.
10th Jun '12 3:53:24 AM erforce
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* VisibleInvisibility: The Gleipnir and Fenrir use ''{{Predator}}''-style shimmer for their Digital Optic Stealth.

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* VisibleInvisibility: The Gleipnir and Fenrir use ''{{Predator}}''-style ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''-style shimmer for their Digital Optic Stealth.
16th Apr '12 5:35:07 PM Arha
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* BadassBlink: The Gleipnir needs to decloak to fire its Shock Cannon. Averted with stealth fighters that can remain off-radar even when firing missiles and decloak only pretty much arbitrarily.


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* InvisibilityFlicker: The Gleipnir needs to decloak to fire its Shock Cannon. Averted with stealth fighters that can remain off-radar even when firing missiles and decloak only pretty much arbitrarily.
29th Dec '11 8:00:09 AM MrMous
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* DiscOneNuke: The XFA-27 may fit this. Also, the F-5E is equipped with [=QAAMs=] in ''X''. It's balanced by only carrying four, but still, that's effectively four free air kills.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted. In ''X'' some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.

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* DiscOneNuke: The XFA-27 may fit this. Also, the F-5E is equipped with [=QAAMs=] in ''X''.[=QAAMs=]. It's balanced by only carrying four, but still, that's effectively four free air kills.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted. In ''X'' some Some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.



* ForTheEvulz: Some Leasath chair forcers rain bombs on a defenceless city just because they can spare the ordnance.

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* ForTheEvulz: Some Leasath chair forcers Air Force bombers rain bombs on a defenceless city just because they can spare the ordnance.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission from ''Skies of Deception'' provides us with one.
* InstantDeathRadius: The Shock Cannon from ''Skies of Deception'' has one. The mission "In Pursuit" also has an IDR with "high-performance [=SAMs=]" protecting a group of jammers from you.
* InterfaceScrew: In ''X'' a SWBM detonating or a firing of the Shock Cannon results in the screen shaking.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: The Time Limit mission from ''Skies of Deception'' provides us with one.
one as the player can'y accelerate very hard at first.
* InstantDeathRadius: The Gleipnir's Shock Cannon from ''Skies of Deception'' has one.Cannon. The mission "In Pursuit" also has an IDR with "high-performance [=SAMs=]" protecting a group of jammers from you.
* InterfaceScrew: In ''X'' a A SWBM detonating or a firing of the Shock Cannon results in the screen shaking.



* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader from ''X'', escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out.

to:

* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader from ''X'', leader, escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out.



* KickTheDog: In ''X'' you have Leasath bombing a defenceless city ForTheEvulz and the Hamlet unit's biochemical attack on Santa Elva, which may be a MoralEventHorizon-crossing.
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: ''Skies of Deception'' loves making use of this for its {{Remixed Level}}s.
* LeeroyJenkins: Ninox 2 from ''X'', who flies ahead of formation and gets wasted by the Meson Cannon for his trouble.
* LevelGrinding: ''Skies of Deception'' made you unlock a set of colour schemes by kill farming too.
* MookMaker: You have carriers doing this in ''X''.
* MoralEventHorizon: InUniverse. In ''X'', the Hamlet unit's use of a biochemical agent to attack Santa Elva makes it quite difficult to sympathise with Leasath's military.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Subverted; some Leasath soldiers aren't JustFollowingOrders but genuinely buy into Navarro's desire to see the destruction and downfall of Aurelia.
* MyNaymeIs: ''Skies of Deception'' gives us the Ca'''r'''iburn with a R, whereas King Arthur's first sword is Ca'''l'''iburn with a L.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''X'' offers you various ways of breaking it, and the final one is a SadisticChoice that you can't avoid.
* NoEndorHolocaust: The Gleipnir's crashing in ''X'' doesn't damage anyone.`
* OneHitPointWonder: Subverted in ''X: Skies of Deception'' where a high enough defence allows you to get away with 90+ , maybe 80+ % damage taken... not that many planes are both that survivable and still good dogfighters.
* PixelHunt: ''X'' gives you these in two missions with radar jamming, forcing you to eyeball tiny targets.

to:

* KickTheDog: In ''X'' you You have Leasath bombing a defenceless city ForTheEvulz and the Hamlet unit's biochemical attack on Santa Elva, which may be a MoralEventHorizon-crossing.
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: ''Skies of Deception'' The game loves making use of this for its {{Remixed Level}}s.
* LeeroyJenkins: Ninox 2 from ''X'', , who flies ahead of formation and gets wasted by the Meson Cannon for his trouble.
* LevelGrinding: ''Skies of Deception'' made It makes you unlock a set of colour schemes by kill farming too.
* MookMaker: You have carriers doing this in ''X''.
this.
* MoralEventHorizon: InUniverse. In ''X'', the The Hamlet unit's use of a biochemical agent to attack Santa Elva makes it quite difficult to sympathise with Leasath's military.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Subverted; Averted in some cases; some Leasath soldiers aren't JustFollowingOrders but genuinely buy into Navarro's desire to see the destruction and downfall of Aurelia.
Aurelia. Of course, he ''is'' a good speaker.
* MyNaymeIs: ''Skies of Deception'' gives us We have the Ca'''r'''iburn with a R, whereas King Arthur's first sword is Ca'''l'''iburn with a L.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''X'' The game offers you various ways of breaking it, it by choosing or ignoring missions, and the final one is a SadisticChoice that you can't avoid.
* NoEndorHolocaust: The Gleipnir's crashing in ''X'' doesn't damage anyone.`
injure anyone, which Eugene remarks on.
* OneHitPointWonder: Subverted in ''X: Skies of Deception'' where as a high enough defence allows you to get away with 90+ , maybe 80+ % damage taken... not that many planes are both that survivable and still good dogfighters.
* PixelHunt: ''X'' gives you these in Ther's two missions (depending on your mission choices) with radar jamming, forcing you to eyeball tiny targets.



* RemixedLevel: ''X'' has lots of these.
* TheRepublic: Aurelia in ''X''.
* SadisticChoice: ''Skies of Deception'' asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.

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* RemixedLevel: ''X'' has lots Lots of these.
* TheRepublic: Aurelia in ''X''.
Aurelia.
* SadisticChoice: ''Skies of Deception'' The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.



* WarForFunAndProfit: In ''Ace Combat X'', the leader of the aggressive nation Leasathe attacks the country of Aurelia in order to demonstrate the Fenrir, an amazing jet he was planning to sell.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: In ''Ace Combat X'', the The leader of the aggressive nation Leasathe Leasath, Diego Gaspar Navarro, attacks the country of Aurelia in order to demonstrate the Fenrir, an amazing jet he was planning to sell.
17th Dec '11 8:50:20 PM Aerro
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Added DiffLines:

* ContinuityCameo: The game is narrated by Albert Genette, the same photojournalist who narrated ''AceCombat5''.
23rd Oct '11 10:58:21 PM Byzantine
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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. It focuses on the southern section of the [[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by the Democratic Republic of Leasath on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.

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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. Released in 2006. It focuses on the southern section of the [[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by the Democratic Republic of Leasath on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.
13th Oct '11 9:54:45 AM Discar
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* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader from ''X'', escapes justice and his XanatosGambit still partially works out.

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* KarmaHoudini: Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader from ''X'', escapes justice and his XanatosGambit BatmanGambit still partially works out.



* XanatosGambit: Genette notes that Diego Navarro was playing one of these, but you as Gryphus One prevent him from fully achieving his backup goal.
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