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[[caption-width:700:In case you didn't notice, there are big melons in the Frontier.]]
'''''Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier''''' is an EasternRPG for the NintendoDS. While not taking place in the same universe as the ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' games, it is nonetheless [[{{Continuity}} tied to]] [[GaidenGame its story]].

The Endless Frontier is a collection of multiple worlds connected by dimensional portals known as "Cross Gates". In one of these worlds, BountyHunter and [[HandsomeLech amateur ladies man]] Haken Browning and his ArtificialHuman {{sidekick}} Aschen Brodel explore the ruins of a crashed spaceship, one they were both found in when Haken was just a baby. Inside they find, much to their surprise, a rather [[GagBoobs well-stacked]] young woman with a [[{{BFS}} big-ass sword]] and a [[MsFanservice tiny dress]] sleeping in the crew's quarters. Turns out she's Kaguya Nanbu, TheOjou of one of the Frontier's worlds. Upon finding out there's a reward for her safe return, the pair decide to accompany her home. Since this is roughly the first ten minutes of the game, things naturally start to snowball from there: strange crystals start sprouting up all over the Endless Frontier, and some very familiar-looking robots connected with a war that happened ten years ago have appeared again. Secrets, conspiracies, [[FetishFuel spankings]], and lots and lots of boob jokes await.

Along the way, our heroes run into a number of travelers from outside the Endless Frontier: Reiji Arisu, a law enforcement agent of Shinra from Earth, his [[FantasticFoxes fox-spirit]] partner Xiaomu (you may remember them ([[NoExportForYou or not]]) from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''), and KOS-MOS, a RobotGirl from [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the far future]]. Unfortunately, their problems have tagged along, too.

A sequel called ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' has been released, with a somewhat wider focus: The Fairies ([[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]]) from Elfetale fled the Frontier during the war and ended up spending the next ten years coexisting with the [[SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]. When a Shura fortress (coincidentally the one the Fairies are mostly living in) ends up getting tossed into the Frontier, Elven Princess Neige Hausen sets out to find out what is going on. Accompanying her is young Shura warrior Aledy Naash, who has the additional job of tracking down a Shura artifact that decided to step off it's pedestal and take a walk, particularly before their rivals find it first.

Meanwhile, the Frontier is abuzz about the appearance of black Mid-Keil crystals, and with them one of the last surviving [[SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst]]: [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Alfimi]], along with Axel Almer, who have both lost their memories. To make matters worse, more [[SuperRobotWarsAdvance Shadow-Mirror]] remnants are on the move again...

Understandably, EXCEED features a much-expanded cast. In addition to the new faces, the entire cast of the previous game joins the party, including Reiji, Xiaomu, and KOS-MOS (who also brings MOMO along this time). EXCEED even pulls in a character from an obscure Banpresto SuperNintendo RPG called ''Gaia Saver''.

[[NoExportForYou Oh, and there's been no word of a US release for EXCEED...]]

A third OG Saga game was released in 2010. This game was mostly unconnected to the ''Endless Frontier'' games, and is instead a remake of ''SuperRobotWarsGaiden,'' modernized to fit into ''Original Generation'' continuity.

Haken and Kaguya are set to reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''NamcoXCapcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS, T-elos and surprisingly, [[SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the main ''Original Generation'' series. Their role in the story is as yet unknown, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Haken's Phantom is running loose for some reason.
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!Endless Frontier uses these tropes:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: Subverted and PlayedForLaughs: [[DisproportionateRetribution Xiaomu makes a dumb joke and gets a spanking from Reiji]]. The only person to so much as blink is Kaguya.
** [[TooKinkyToTorture Xiaomu likes it though]], so it's okay.
* AcheyScars: Reiji.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Any decent physics engine would've rendered Kaguya immobile (or at least a hunchback) and if she could move, she'd: A) overbalance a lot, and B) have to put her dress back on after every fight (hmm...[[FanService perhaps that's not so "acceptable," after all]]...). It also wouldn't have allowed the acrobatics and enemy tossing you can do.
* ActorAllusion: Whenever it's Reiji's turn to open a battle with a quote in the party, there's a slight chance he'll shout "[[MachineRobo WAIT!]]"
** That's also the very first thing he says in EXCEED. And it's played out with ''awesome''.
** If Aschen's in the party, she might ask what's his name before the fight starts (in SurprisinglyGoodEnglish), and he'll say "[[CatchPhrase he has no name to give her"]]
** Hell, just add in Xiaomu, who would also say the traditional line of [[{{Nadesico}} a certain spaceship loli]]..."Baka"...
** Xiaomu says "Your hand is burning red!" Aledy follows up with "It's loud roar tells me to grasp victory!"
** Mark Hunter. [[{{Anime/Dancougar}} YATTE]] [[KazukiYao YARUZE]] anyone ?
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: In EXCEED, up to four merchants/shop owners join the party. Naturally, you don't get any freebies.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: A joke made at Dorothy's expense. Reiji makes a comment on how there's literally no conversation that isn't [[strike:laced]] drowning with innuendo.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit]].
** Interestingly, [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit's a fragment of the corpse of the Neue Regisseur, the eternal guardian of the universe who existed since the beginning of time. In ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2'', Regisseur vehemently denied being God]].
*** Granted, [[spoiler:Neue Regisseur hadn't created any universes at the time. Wahrschein Lichkeit was being quite literal]].
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of details regarding the story are in the second ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' and gaiden games. If you've played those game, you'll know more about the story than the ''characters'' do. Similarly, most of the information regarding Reiji's pursuit of Saya and [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} T-elos]]' hate for KOS-MOS is glossed over. You'll have to play ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga Episode III]]'' to learn the details.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: Residents of Kagura Amahara call all robots ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakuri_ningyo karakuri]]''. Suzuka controls her Jyaki-GUN-Oh like a marionette through strings attached to her [[PaperFanOfDoom fans]].
** Come Exceed and the Shura refer to their mecha as Rasetsu-Ki
* AnAxeToGrind: Ezel Granada uses one, and proves very effective with it.
** In the first game, decapitated skeletons carry their skulls in one hand and an axe in the other.
* AnimeHair: Kaguya's RapunzelHair and Xiaomu's multiple ponytails.
** In addition, Xiaomu's ponytails are actual tails.
* AntiHero: Though none of the characters are very far down, whenever anyone suggests doing anything excessive, it gets lampshaded.
* AnotherDimension
* ArmedLegs: Aschen, who has shotguns built into hers.
* AscendedExtra: Dokugozu and Dokumezu were simply Saya's {{Elite Mook}}s in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''. Here, they become support antagonists each with a distinct personality.
* AssKicksYou: Xiaomu.
* AtlantisIsBoring: Aside from the Wilkurkind's ruins, you can't explore the aquatic realm of Varna Kanai.
* AttackReflector: Part of Neige's moveset and [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] has her conjure mirrors which reflect the bullets from her weapon at the craziest angles. May double as ImprobableAimingSkills, as none of the rounds will hit her.
* BackFromTheDead: Saya, the villainess from NamcoXCapcom who was rather [[BoomHeadshot blatantly killed]] in that game comes back in this game, [[UnexplainedRecovery with no explanation]]. This seeps on over to ''ProjectXZone'', too. The kicker about the "no explanation" part? Even ''she doesn't know'' why she's back from the dead.
* BagOfSharing: Being an Eastern-style RPG, this is standard.
* BagOfSpilling: Where did all our Z.O. Swords and Monolith Armor from the first game go? Also applied to the whereabouts of the Alteisen Nacht and Weissritter Abend.
* {{BFS}}: Kaguya's Goshiki Zankantou.
* BattleCouple: In EXCEED, Axel and Alfimi are treated as a single unit during gameplay, meaning they always attack together.
* BetterThanABareBulb: There's LampshadeHanging everywhere, on nearly everything.
* BilingualBonus: The localization only translates the script; the voice-acting is left untouched, and there's no captions for them, so you either need a grasp of Japanese or dig into your {{Ascended Fanboy}}ism to understand the victory quotes and start-of-battle banter.
* BossRush: Because of scripted boss fights and a 100% flee rate from {{Mooks}}, the games can potentially feel like this. Played straight and more properly in the first game while exploring Wilkurkind, and once again near the end.
* BottomlessMagazines
* {{Brainwashed}}: In EXCEED, [[spoiler:Pete Pain's use of Code PTP (Play The Puppet) on both Cardia Basirissa and eventually Aschen, and later Rig the Guard taking control over KOS-MOS, of all people]], probably counts as this.
** Haemlin the Pied Piper also brainwashed people to fight Aledy and company, leading to DefeatMeansFriendship.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CampGay: '''Katze Kotolnos'''. To hammer the point home, he refers himself to the [[JapanesePronouns feminine-only "atashi"]].
** LetsGetDangerous: When you get to fight him.
*** He still keeps making passes at the guys in EXCEED, prompting Haken to tell him to "not fall for him" when he praises him excessively. This is made funnier by the fact Haken uses the same phrase a lot during combat when he's busy beating down {{Mooks}}, although with a more mocking intent.
* CanonImmigrant: Developer Monolith Soft seems to be making citizenship applications for their ''Xenosaga'' and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' characters with EXCEED.
* CatFolk [[CatsAreMean Are Mean]]: Koma and Katze. Usually.
* ChekhovMIA: [[spoiler:In the first game, you can see the W03 and W05 pod units in the Neverland are open and their occupants missing. Guess who shows up in EXCEED?]]
* ChestBlaster: KOS-MOS' D-Teneritas and T-elos' U-Teneritas (and to an even greater extent, KOS-MOS's X-BUSTER). The Phantom also has a heavy energy cannon on its chest, while the Jyaki-GUN-Oh has light artillery mounted on its torso that stuns {{Mooks}} with surprising reliability)
* ChivalrousPervert / LoveableSexManiac: Haken, but it's hard to blame him considering just how ''ridiculous'' the boobage is.
* ClingyCostume: [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]] suffers this problem in EXCEED. Wouldn't be that bad if the main crew didn't decide to go [[HotSpringsEpisode relax in an onsen]].
* {{Combos}}: A key part of combat, which involves juggling (we don't mean ''[[{{Gainaxing}} that]]'' kind...yet) and preventing {{mook}}s and [[BossFight bosses]] from scoring an evasion.
* ColonCancer: Just to be precise, the sequel ''Exceed'' has '''four''' different qualifiers. Super Robot Wars; Original Generations Saga; Endless Frontier; and EXCEED.
* ContinuityNod: In conjunction with IKnewIt, the [[BadExportForYou Japanese-only]] [[AudioAdaptation drama tracks of the freebie CD]] bundled with the first game confirms Aschen's [[spoiler:part of [[SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning's]] W-Numbers series of [[ArtificialHuman androids]]. W-00, the first in the series, was mentioned in the VideoGameRemake of ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', and is identified here as Haken]].
** However, {{Atlus}} missed one important part, thus [[spoiler: mistranslated the name "Lemon Browning" as "Raymond Browning"]].
*** This flub has become a bit of a FanWank among those who refuse to ignore the translation that, in "the American continuity", [[spoiler:Lemon's (or rather, an AlternateUniverse [[SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning's]]) father began the W-Series project before Excellen died, and she switched the focus to androids after taking over [[CloningBlues in order to understand herself]]]].
** EXCEED continues on from the events of ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden'', namely [[spoiler:Axel's investigation of Lemon's "Project EF"]]. The pre-order EXCEED drama CD also involves [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]].
*** The real question is, how is Atlus going to rectify this in the undoubted localization on both Axel and Alfimi appearing in Endless Frontier, when they were both [[spoiler:killed in action]] in the localized GameBoyAdvance ''Original Generation'', ''not'' in the NoExportForYou ''[[VideoGameRemake Super Robot Wars Original Generations]]'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''? (Not to mention the GBA Axel was a bonafide {{Jerkass}}, whereas ''Original Generations'' rectified the {{Flanderization}})
**** That's ''assuming'' they translate it, which is [[strike:highly probable but not guaranteed]] pretty much impossible now that the 3DS is coming out and Atlus has had bad experiences releasing their translations at the end of a system's lifecycle. Looks like a job for AGPT... [[AttentionDefecitCreatorDisorder one of]] ''many''. Even then, the easiest way seems to be to assume those who care will have played or heard of ''Original Generations'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''; those that haven't can look it up
***** That also presses the assumption that everyone who wants to play it (if it gets translated) has easy access to play the import ''Original Generations'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Katze. Dear lord, Katze.
* CuteWitch: Kyon Feulion.
* CuteLittleFangs, Suzuka and obviously Koma.
* DeathByIrony: Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Haken while exploring the Dulces Tomb:
-->'''Haken''': "We've worked too hard to suffer lame ironic deaths like being killed in a cemetery!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Virtually everyone lays the snark on thick as hell, but Aschen's primary personality programs deadpan to an art form.
* DirtyOldMan: John Moses, Haken's father; to hit it home, this is his initial greeting to Kaguya:
-->'''John''': "Eh? Who's this? I don't think I asked for one today, but I won't say no..."
** In EXCEED, the first thing he does when the party meets him is to ask Kaguya and Neige to stand next to him. The girls oblige but aren't apparently aware of the implications. Axel's in awe at the sight of the two girls flanking the old man, while Aledy's blushing for some reason he can't define...
** Neige actually [[GenreSavvy catches on to the implications]]. One of her lines after being called to stand by John's side is:
--->'''Neige''': "Daddy, can I have a new handbag?"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything ("Maybe it's a [[NaughtyTentacles tentacle]], molesting the planet itself.")
* {{Double Entendre}}s (Followed by triple and quadruple entendres, and sometimes just plain innuendo and flat-out propositioning. Any dialogue ''will'' feature one eventually)
* DualWielding (KOS-MOS with her signature dual [[GatlingGood gatling guns]] and Reiji with his [[PlayingWithFire fire-based]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning-enhanced]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] ''and'' pistol and shotgun. Xiaomu also uses two pistols, and Haken will sometimes fire his HandCannon and assault rifle together)
** Subverted somewhat: despite having two katanas, Reiji will rarely use both of them at the same time (mostly because he carries his weapon rack in one hand). Saya has ''three'' katanas, but will never use two at any given moment, due to her style focusing on iaijutsu.
*** Played more straight in EXCEED for Reiji, where several of his moves use both katanas in rapid succession and one of them has him rapidly dual-wield them.
* DuelBoss (Any boss that ''isn't'' a FlunkyBoss)
* DynamicDifficulty (Averted: compared to the main series, there's none in this spin-off)
* {{Emoticon}}
-->'''Henne''' (reading from a report): "Bad-tempered robot (I hate this one the most >XD)."
* EasyAmnesia ([[spoiler:Axel and Alfimi will be hit with amnesia upon arrival in the Endless Frontier. In fact, Axel will shift into his ''[[FanNickname Ahoseru]]'' persona from ''SuperRobotWarsAdvance'']])
* EnemyMine[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: EXCEED's made it public knowledge that [[spoiler:almost ''all'' villains from the original become supporting characters in the sequel: Saya even performs the CombinationAttack ''Jyuu no Kata Kiwame'' with Reiji and Xiaomu.]])
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses (And, of course, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:)
--> '''Aschen''': "It appears there are more princesses than countries in this world."
* EverythingsCuterwithKittens (Koma's store/battle theme.)
* ExposedToTheElements (Subverted: in EXCEED, two areas are frozen over and the {{Stripperiffic}} girls (namely, Kaguya and Neige) immediately start complaining about the cold)
* {{Expy}} (Three of four [[OriginalGeneration original characters]], all five {{mecha}}, both guest characters from [[CapcomVsWhatever Namco x Capcom]], multiple enemy {{mook}}s and [[EliteMook elites]], the FinalBoss and half the soundtrack are all derived from elements of the ''SuperRobotWars'' franchise)
** Dr. Marion Sumii's basically a sexy elf HotScientist version of Marion Radom from the main series.
** Katze Kotolnos: expy of Katz Folneus? Who knows...
*** InNameOnly; Katz isn't CampGay, as far as his bio (or his portrait and mannerism) is concerned.
** Newcomer Aledy's too blatant enough to be Folka's long-lost brother. The new mecha are a Fairlion-type and an Ialdabaoth-type
*** So wait: an expy (Aledy) of an expy (Folka) of an expy ([[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]) of the original (BruceLee)? Gentlemen, we have reached critical mass.
** Both {{Big Bad}}s of each game also qualify: the first game's BigBad is based off of Alfimi's Persoenlichkeit: its first form is without the arms and the second is with. EXCEED's villain manages to be [[spoiler:W05, the predecessor of Wodan Ymir from ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2''. When he goes OneWingedAngel, he basically becomes Wodan's HumongousMecha Thrudgelmir]].
* ExtremityExtremist (Katze)
* FanService, FetishFuel (Unleaded on both accounts. This series is pretty much making up for the lowered amount of both in the more recent SRW games. Also lampshaded mercilessly)
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FightInTheNude (Justified: only two or three characters actually get something different than what they're using for weapons; for the others, it's an ammo or targeting chip upgrade. Armors are worn under the character's signature outfits)
* FightWoosh (On both screens)
* FingerlessGloves (Haken, Kaguya, Xiaomu, Reiji, Aschen, Henne...)
* {{Foreshadowing}} (A background element in one cutscene reveals that [[spoiler:Code DTD (Dust To Dust) overrides both Code PTP and Code ATA]] well before that information actually comes into play)
* FlunkyBoss (Nearly all of them, though subverted for the first [[spoiler:[=ArkGain=]]] fight in the original)
* FunnyAnimal (Lee, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Katze]], Shirou, Rubor Cucullus)
* GagBoobs (Kaguya invokes this the most, but then again, she's a playable character and has StockFootage. Anne Sirena, on the other hand, ''may'' be going over the line:)
-->'''Anne:''' Heh heh... Just so you know, I haven't even reached my full potential yet!\\
[TROPER GENERAL'S NOTE: Anne's already pushing a North American DD-cup/Eurasian F-cup]\\
'''Suzuka:''' What!? I don't believe it!\\
'''Xiaomu:''' OK, that's crossing the line from titillating to [[NightmareFuel just plain creepy]].
** To put it simply, there are only two breast sizes in the games: large breasts and flat chests. BOTH are played for more jokes than you can imagine and a boob joke ''will'' be stuck into any conversation possible by misinterpretation or snarking. Hell, EXCEED's animated opening has one bit where Xiaomu's examining herself and leering at the chests of the other girls.
* GaidenGame
* GainaxEnding (The BigBad mumbles something about motives and being responsible for the state of the world, then attacks the heroes when they ask for elaboration. After winning, the heroes inexplicably appear in their home dimensions, [[spoiler:of which the Endless Frontier has now returned to being a single world, with the crossover characters having disappeared and supposedly returned to their respective dimensions]]. Rather than trying to figure out what just happened, the cast (and seemingly the inhabitants) writes it off as a victory, but goes back to bickering with each other)
* {{Gainaxing}} (''Gratuitiously'')
** Kaguya's SuperMovePortraitAttack has a ''very'' noticeable bounce, and her battle sprite has one during her Hourai no Eda attack.
** In combat for EXCEED, while awaiting commands, any female character who isn't board flat bounces.
* GatlingGood, MoreDakka (The Jyaki-GUN-Oh carries ''[[MoreDakka eight]]'' gatling guns)
** The Alt Eisen Nacht gets a small mention with a right-arm mounted five-barreled gatling gun
** KOS-MOS and T-ELOS call out gatling guns from their HyperspaceArsenal
* GratuitousForeignLanguage ([[GratuitousEnglish English]] and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] are most prominent, especially considering they left the voice acting untranslated for the localization. Haken uses some [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]] to fit his cowboy theme)
* TheGunslinger, GunsAkimbo (Haken, Reiji and Xiaomu)
* HadakaApron (Xiaomu appears in one of her Overdrives in EXCEED (along with a {{Meido}} outfit, gym bloomers and a wedding dress)
* HealingShiv (In EXCEED, Suzuka can heal the entire party... [[MoreDakka with bullets]])
** Technically, they're really party poppers and confetti.
* HandCannon (Haken's Longtomb Special)
* HeyItsThatVoice (You'll be hearing a lot from NobuyukiHiyama, {{Yukana}}, KaoriShimizu, MamikoNoto, KazuhikoInoue, OmiMinami, RyotaroOkiayu, TetsuInada, SayakaOhara and Creator/AiOrikasa)
** EXCEED brings us TomokazuSeki and NanaMizuki as the new characters. Basically, [[GGundam Domon Kasshu]] and [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]] are teaming up
*** [[VideoGame/TalesofSymphonia Colette Brunel]] and [[VideoGame/TalesofDestiny Stahn Aileron]] team up, go! ''Sono mina no moto, kono kegareta tamashii- '' '''SATSUGEKI-''' ''-ni sabaki no hikari o furasetamae!'' '''BUKOUKEN!!!''' ''JUDGMENT!!'' '''ORENENENENENENENENENENENENENENENENE!!!! ORRDYAA!!!''' .... ''Huh?''
** Throw in [[NobutoshiCanna Gu]][[{{Berserk}} ts]] and [[YukoMizutani So]][[Anime/DigimonAdventure ra]] for EXCEED.
** For EXCEED villains, we have [[BlazBlue Ragna]] [[TomokazuSugita The Bloodedge]], [[BlazBlue Ter]][[YuuichiNakamura umi]] and [[MiyukiSawashiro Carl Clover]]. [[RelationshipVoiceActor Yet another place where the two Tomokazus duke it out]]. And like Terumi, Rig and Peter knows how to brainwash his share of artificial women.
* HeroicBSOD (Averted: Haken's upset when he learns he's [[spoiler:W00]], but he knows screaming about it won't help)
* HotScientist (Marion and Dorothy)
* HugeGuyTinyGirl (Shuten and Suzuka)
* HumongousMecha (Partially subverted; the {{mecha}} present are actually 2-3 meters tall, around 1/10 of their actual size. The cast even remarks they'd be crushed by a 20-meter SuperRobot, not that they're aware most of those regularly clear double that height)
* HurricaneOfPuns (The characters make lots them)
* HyperspaceArsenal (How does Dorothy ''fit'' all those bombs under that dress of hers?)
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou (Kyon's prone to doing this)
* ImprobablyFemaleCast (The team consists of 2 guys and 5 girls; no antagonist group is all-male oriented)
** EXCEED bucks the trend by adding more male characters to the main group (Aledy, Katze, Ezel, Axel and [[spoiler: Fighter Roar]]). Still, by the end of the game, the girls outnumber the guys in the main group (if we can even count [[CampGay Katze]] as a guy, anyhow).
* InconsistentDub (The aforementioned "Raymond" mistranslation. Also partially justified with Kaguya's Goshiki Zankantou, which would have been translated as "Type-5 Colossal Blade" if they hadn't chosen to leave everything from her dimension in its original Japanese)
** Atlus translated the family name of a missing royal family as "Howzen", when it's most likely "Hausen", after Shine Hausen of ''Original Generation''. Made more apparent with Neige Hausen in EXCEED, who's described as a princess from Elfetale now returning to the Endless Frontier.
*** Supplement on the Goshiki Zankantou: the kanji translates to "Protection Type Crown Cleaving Sword", rather than the normal "#-Type Ship Cleaving Sword"
* InnocentFanserviceGirl (Kaguya, surprisingly: it's stated her incredibly skimpy and semi-transparent sundress is actually ''formal wear''. So, to her, it's no more than wearing her Sunday Best. Every so often she has a fit of modesty and turns away from the screen to cover her bosom with her arms, all while screeching in an outraged manner and glaring at the player over her shoulder. However, this gives you a great view of her very well-drawn backside.)
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Henne:''' Looks like her report was right on. "Dumbass poser wearing a black trenchcoat, black hat, red bandana, and fingerless gloves."\\
'''Haken:''' What...!? What's wrong with my gloves!?
* KickTheDog (Pete basically amounts to a "successful Original Generation [[SuperRobotWarsReversal Duminuss]]": [[spoiler:he forces Cardia to blow herself up with Code ATA. He actually ''succeeds'']])
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: EVERY Agrado Heim member]]
* LampshadeHanging: All.The.Time.
* LaserBlade (KOS-MOS' DRAGON TOOTH and Henne Valkyria's Roche Saber, the latter being a ShoutOut to the same named weapon for Personal Troopers in the main series)
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall (Haken's second introduction in EXCEED:)
--> '''Haken''': "My name's Haken Browning. They call me..."
--> CHAPTER 2: THE WANDERING BOUNTY HUNTER
--> '''Haken''': "...just like that."
* {{Lets You and Him Fight}} (ALL. THE. TIME.)
* LighterAndSofter (Significantly more comedy-oriented than the rest of the ''SuperRobotWars'' franchise.)
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (EXCEED drop TONS of characters in your party. The support characters manage to [[IncrediblyLamePun exceed the number of playable characters]])
** Especially notable when watching the gameplay videos revealing some really crazy chains of support combos. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-EStpXdJQ This one]], for instance, doesn't use any of the villains and leaves out several of the main heroes (both old and new entrants), but it's still the Energizer Bunny combo: [[HolyShitQuotient it just keeps going and going and...]]
*** By the end of EXCEED, the main party has 15 females, 6 males, [[CampGay Kat]][[AndZoidberg ze]] and 6 mecha. Done perfectly, it's possible to chain attacks lasting 12 support attacks (4 Assists plus another 4 from a specific Spirit Command and 4 Support Attacks), 20 attacks from the vanguards and an Overdrive from the last attacker.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe (Only for enemies in the first game: they can guard and can use [[ScrappyMechanic Forced Evasion]]. EXCEED gives the player the option to also use the latter)
* MagicSkirt (Kaguya and Neige)
* MaleGaze (Neige notices where Aledy's looking at upon meeting Kaguya and proceeds to berate him)
* ManChild: Xiaomu usually accuses and teases Reiji as one. While this can be seen as a Mother and Son teasing, she kind of has a point.
-->'''Xiaomu''': I bet Haken was all "I'm risking my life to save a girl!" and you were all "Boo hoo hoo, let me come, Haken! Please!" [[GenreSavvy You might kick tremendous amounts of ass, but you'll always be a little kid on the inside!]]
-->'''Reiji''':......"
-->'''Haken''' : Heh. Looks like you'll be a kid forever then, Mr. Romantic. [[DeadpanSnarker You were right... A damn fine woman."]]
* MayDecemberRomance (When Xiaomu learns Neige's 117 years-old and Aledy's 17, she teasingly consoles her that it'll somehow work out. Might also apply to Xiaomu and Reiji, if the wind blows that way)
* MilitaryMashupMachine (Zeit Krokodil and Giant Marquis)
* {{Meido}} (Neige wears the outfit, but ultimately averts it. Xiaomu plays it straight in her new Overdrive for EXCEED, effectively turning her into a CosplayOtakuGirl)
** Except in one post-battle banter, Aschen in her DTD-GenkiGirl-mode starts berating Neige, leading her to "beg for forgiveness" and addressing Aschen as "goshujin-sama" ("my master")
* [[spoiler:MyHeroZero (Haken Browning's Number: W00]]
* MaskPower (Ezel, who always wears a horned skull helmet)
* MythologyGag (''Asstons'')
* TheNicknamer (Pretty much ''everyone''. In the official guide for the first game (Japanese-only), there's a list of nicknames for each character. Kaguya has at least twenty, all of them reference either her [[GagBoobs breasts]], status as a princess, or both)
* Ninja (of the RazorWire and flame explosion type)
* NobleDemon (Ezel)
* NoblewomansLaugh (Suzuka bursts into a rather impressive one at random moments, mostly while mowing down targets with her [[AMechByAnyOtherName karakuri's]] [[MoreDakka numerous]] [[GatlingGood gatling guns]]. Also applicable to Neige in EXCEED)
* NonMammalMammaries (Dodged in the case of Anne the Mermaid, who is actually part Orca.)
* [[NotQuiteDead Not Quite Deactivated]] ([[spoiler:Cardia "W06" Barissia is still operational in EXCEED]])
* OfCorsetsSexy (Dorothy)
* OurOgresAreHungrier (There are three types of ogres in the Endless Frontier: the "Master Ogre", "Studious Ogre" and "Nerdious Ogre". All three wear geeky glasses and carry a magic tome)
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Person]] (Suzuka takes this role until Reiji joins the party)
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass (In Dorothy's fortress. Probably justified, since she's an InsufferableGenius)
* OurElvesAreBetter ([[AvertedTrope Averted]]: while a variety of elves come into play at various points, from random encounters featuring shotgun-toting elf chicks and elven {{commissar}}s with [[GunsAkimbo dual SMGs]] to {{Hot Scientist}}s Marion and Dorothy to EXCEED's female protagonist Neige, none of them are your typical Earth-attuned elitist variety)
** The Wild and Wood elves? Instead of "Earth-attuned," "Magical-attuned" would be more appropriate.
* PartyInMyPocket (Haken seems to keep the group in a hyperspace arsenal. In EXCEED, Aschen for a short while and Aledy for the rest of the game invoke this)
* PettingZooPeople (Too many to count)
* PirateGirl (Anne)
* PortalNetwork (The Cross Gates, [[spoiler:until the defeat of the first game's BigBad]])
* PreAssKickingOneLiner (Haken lives for these)
--> '''Haken''': "Welcome to Lost Herencia. Let me run the welcome wagon right over your ugly ass!"
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits (The whole cast counts as this)
* RandomEncounters
* RapidFireFisticuffs (Nearly any character, mook or villain who doesn't wield a weapon)
** '''Aledy'''. Also the Ark-Won, [=ArkGain=] and Aschen. Seems to be a pattern with characters whose names start with "A".
* RapunzelHair (Kaguya's got the [[Disney/{{Tangled}} second]] longest ponytail ever seen)
* RazorWire (What Otone and [[AllThereInTheManual Suzuka]] use)
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld (Suzuka and Xiaomu. Despite her look, Neige's bio indicates she's 117 years-old)
* RecurringBoss (Expect to fight most bosses at least twice throughout the game)
* RobotGirl (Aside from Aschen and KOS-MOS, {{Evil Counterpart}}s Cardia and T-ELOS, respectively)
* RocketPunch
* RuleOfCool: The series like SuperRobotWars runs on this.
* RunningGag (Saya first mistakes Kaguya for a "werecow" because of her abnormal chest size and white-black clothing color scheme. Later, ''actual'' werebull Dokugozu asks Kaguya to ''marry'' him)
** Know what's the kicker? Kaguya's actually ''flattered'' by the proposal.
* ServileSnarker (Aschen would count towards Haken. It helps she's been with him for the past 23 years; even one of her character portraits in game has her bowing servilely)
* ShoutOut (Tons: ''GaoGaiGar'', ''HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...)
** Coupled with MythologyGag, there's just far too many to list, but this [[http://www21.atwiki.jp/mugefuroexceed/pages/52.html Japanese wiki lists all known shout outs in EXCEED]].
** And at one point, Aschen calls Kaguya and Suzuka "WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken".
** In EXCEED, apparently KOS-MOS has gotten ahold of one of Jr's gun techs...
*** And one of Shion's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65u1FOuHM2I close range techs]] from ''Xenosaga Episode I''.
** There's one for '''Theatre/AvenueQ''', of all things:
--->'''KOS-MOS''': Strange, in my time the [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet is for-]]
** Xiaomu shouts out [[TheLoneRanger "Hi-yo, Silver!"]] during her Nicho Sigaisen attack.
*** It's more likely she's just saying the name of her pistols, aptly ''named'' "Silver". [[DanGaiOh XIAOMU WAAAAAAAVE]], on the other hand...
** In EXCEED:
--->''Haken'': [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Let's]] [[ActorAllusion Play]].
--->''Aschen'': [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Revolver Knuckle!]]
** Neige Hausen may has the "Fairy Dancing" theme song and the Royal Heart Blaster CombinationAttack with the Fee-Kleid, but she isn't the expy of Shine Hausen (and that's before considering how much FetishFuel Neige induces).
** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} Who's the cat that won't punk out when there's danger all about?]] It's Koma!"
* SpamAttack (Not only are some attacks just repeated hits with the same weapon, but the player can force this by editing the command roster for the 5 moves a character can use with 100% of their command bar)
* SpankTheCutie (Reiji to Xiaomu, whenever she says or does something stupid. Do note this was implied originally in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', but ''Endless Frontier'' brings it out fully)
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* SplitPersonality (Normally, Aschen's the resident DeadpanSnarker [[StraightMan straight woman]] to Haken's playfulness, but once that PowerLimiter is removed or she overheats, she takes a level in [[GenkiGirl cheerfulness and hyperactivity]] that would make Excellen proud)
** KOS-MOS also has this, though it's much more subtle: she goes from sharp monotone to a soft, normal voice that's triggered randomly during the final hits of her Overdrive. Some of her pre-/post-battle quotes uses this tone of voice, too.
* StandardHeroReward (The ending of the first game: all Haken had to do was travel through a few worlds, fight hordes of mercenaries, ogres, mutants and whatnot, face ''a lot'' of bosses ''a lot'' of times each and save the whole Endless Frontier from {{Instrumentality}}...)
** Worth it.
** Lampshaded by Haken himself right before the final dungeon: "...Of course I'm doing it to get the girl! The world can bite me."
* {{Stripperiffic}} (Notably Kaguya, but Aschen and KOS-MOS, upon entering their Overdrive, ''shed'' their clothing. Neige in EXCEED also counts)
** Played with: in EXCEED, there's a section of the world covered in ice due to the local leader being AnIcePerson. RealityEnsues as the underdressed Kaguya and Neige start complaining about the cold.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack (Used, abused, and made into many an animated filetypes)
* SupportPower (Party members in the back row can do this. Basically, everyone has an attack that can only be triggered when they're currently not in the fighting party. Furthermore, each support-only character in EXCEED comes with a preset chance of activating a skill or Spirit Command for the party member they're junctioned to, which also stacks with each members' abilities and Spirit Commands)
* TeamMom (Anne acts like this on occasion around the younger girls in the party, such as Alfimi and MOMO)
* ThemeNaming (Fairy tales, ''especially'' the one's collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm)
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly turned into [[PlayedForLaughs comedy]] at [[spoiler: the end of OG saga.]] The heroes beat [[spoiler: the FinalBoss]], and they engage in the following conversation.
--->'''Bad Guy:''' [[ThisCannotBe How could I lose]]?
--->'''Heroes:''' You underestimated us!
--->'''Xiomu:''' And because you deserved a good old fashioned ass kicking!
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (Justified: the first game grants more experience if you finish an opponent off with a Support Attack or a LimitBreak. EXCEED awards 20% or 30%+ experience for a LimitBreak finish depending on whether you killed 1 or 2 or more enemies at the end of the battle, but a Support Finish (a partner assigned to a front-line fighter in the party) nets additional gold, while an Assist Finish (a party member in the back row) fills the Frontier Gauge up by 30%. The latter's noteworthy because in EXCEED, the gauge carries over for every fight)
** Note that your hits counter translates to F. gauge when you kill an enemy. It's a small amount (hits divide by 10, round down) but sometimes worth blowing that last attack on a dead enemy who hasn't hit the ground to fill the gauge. It's more important in the first game where the gauge resets between battles.
* ThisIsADrill (The [[spoiler: Thrudgelmir {{Expy}}]] in EXCEED gets one. Funny enough, it doubles as another MythologyGag, since [[spoiler: the original Thrudgelmir uses a {{BFS}} as its primary weapon, with a drill on its head; EXCEED's BigBad has a blade mounted to its head, with a drill the main weapon]])
* ThongOfShielding (T-ELOS; if you're lucky, you can catch a glimpse during her SuperMovePortraitAttack. Kaguya also gets one as an (unfortunately invisible) accessory)
* UndergroundMonkey (Copious backtracking, among other things, allows for many monster types to repeat themselves every four dungeons in progressively stronger forms)
* VerbalTic (KOS-MOS adds a "nya" to the end of some of her sentences, a MythologyGag from a ''Xenosaga'' Fan Disc, and some of the other females get into it as well)
* [[spoiler:VirginSacrifice]] (Averted: [[spoiler:Kaguya's willing to seal off all the Cross Gates, in exchange for her life, so the [[TheVirus Einsts]] cannot interfere with the Endless Frontier anymore, until Haken decides to "kidnap" her back to the party, by TakingAThirdOption]])
** It's more of a cross between HumanSacrifice and PoweredByAForsakenChild, otherwise [[spoiler:Kaguya's mother Ui wouldn't have been able to pull off the same thing her daughter was prevented from doing]]
* WaveMotionGun: Haken's Longtomb Special, although played more straight in EXCEED, when Haken can use it to hit multiple enemies as part of the Phantom Hold'em Frontier MAX.
* WhipSword: Kaguya's sword can extend like one.
* WorldOfBadass: The [[TheGoomba very first mook]] you meet attacks with a MacrossMissileMassacre. The shopkeepers moonlight as HiredGuns. Old crashed battleships that constantly spew forth monsters from other worlds are basically treated as ''tourist traps.''
* WorldOfBuxom: Besides three characters, any female character with a nice is very nicely endowed, more so than even the OG series. Also is a world of fanservice as all these characters show something off with their outfits. It's to the point where any one character could be MissFanservice and best endowed girl in almost any other game.
* WorldOfSnark
* WorldTree: There are two of them. One of them is in Kagura Amahara, which has the power of to close Cross Gates. [[spoiler: The other is owned by Agrado Heim and has the power to open them.]]
* YaoiFangirl Xiaomu often comments about how she enjoys writing slash fan fiction. In fact if you party her with Reiji and Haken there is a chance that at the start of the fight she will whisper "Reiji Cross Haken..." to herself... just loud enough that Haken overhears her and asks her not to couple them.
* YouLookFamiliar (Invoked by [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]] when he comes across Aschen the first time, mistaking her as Lamia, [[{{Expy}} for good reasons]])
* ZettaiRyouiki with most of the female cast, though the award would likely go to Kaguya.
* {{Zonk}} ("Gamble" Spirit Command and Kaguya's "Tsukimizake" skill: what's worst isn't when she poisons/stuns/paralyzes herself, but when she casts "Mercy" (max damage per hit cannot be greater than 10))
** Also, these are games where low level {{Mook}}s have several thousand HP a piece. Having "Mercy" on, you might as well be doing zero damage.
** On the other hand, allowing them to live long enough can be used to fill the LimitBreak gauge.
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'''''Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier''''' is an EasternRPG for the NintendoDS. While not taking place in the same universe as the ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' games, it is nonetheless [[{{Continuity}} tied to]] [[GaidenGame its story]].

The Endless Frontier is a collection of multiple worlds connected by dimensional portals known as "Cross Gates". In one of these worlds, BountyHunter and [[HandsomeLech amateur ladies man]] Haken Browning and his ArtificialHuman {{sidekick}} Aschen Brodel explore the ruins of a crashed spaceship, one they were both found in when Haken was just a baby. Inside they find, much to their surprise, a rather [[GagBoobs well-stacked]] young woman with a [[{{BFS}} big-ass sword]] and a [[MsFanservice tiny dress]] sleeping in the crew's quarters. Turns out she's Kaguya Nanbu, TheOjou of one of the Frontier's worlds. Upon finding out there's a reward for her safe return, the pair decide to accompany her home. Since this is roughly the first ten minutes of the game, things naturally start to snowball from there: strange crystals start sprouting up all over the Endless Frontier, and some very familiar-looking robots connected with a war that happened ten years ago have appeared again. Secrets, conspiracies, [[FetishFuel spankings]], and lots and lots of boob jokes await.

Along the way, our heroes run into a number of travelers from outside the Endless Frontier: Reiji Arisu, a law enforcement agent of Shinra from Earth, his [[FantasticFoxes fox-spirit]] partner Xiaomu (you may remember them ([[NoExportForYou or not]]) from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''), and KOS-MOS, a RobotGirl from [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the far future]]. Unfortunately, their problems have tagged along, too.

A sequel called ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' has been released, with a somewhat wider focus: The Fairies ([[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]]) from Elfetale fled the Frontier during the war and ended up spending the next ten years coexisting with the [[SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]. When a Shura fortress (coincidentally the one the Fairies are mostly living in) ends up getting tossed into the Frontier, Elven Princess Neige Hausen sets out to find out what is going on. Accompanying her is young Shura warrior Aledy Naash, who has the additional job of tracking down a Shura artifact that decided to step off it's pedestal and take a walk, particularly before their rivals find it first.

Meanwhile, the Frontier is abuzz about the appearance of black Mid-Keil crystals, and with them one of the last surviving [[SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst]]: [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Alfimi]], along with Axel Almer, who have both lost their memories. To make matters worse, more [[SuperRobotWarsAdvance Shadow-Mirror]] remnants are on the move again...

Understandably, EXCEED features a much-expanded cast. In addition to the new faces, the entire cast of the previous game joins the party, including Reiji, Xiaomu, and KOS-MOS (who also brings MOMO along this time). EXCEED even pulls in a character from an obscure Banpresto SuperNintendo RPG called ''Gaia Saver''.

[[NoExportForYou Oh, and there's been no word of a US release for EXCEED...]]

A third OG Saga game was released in 2010. This game was mostly unconnected to the ''Endless Frontier'' games, and is instead a remake of ''SuperRobotWarsGaiden,'' modernized to fit into ''Original Generation'' continuity.

Haken and Kaguya are set to reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''NamcoXCapcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS, T-elos and surprisingly, [[SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the main ''Original Generation'' series. Their role in the story is as yet unknown, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Haken's Phantom is running loose for some reason.
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!Endless Frontier uses these tropes:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: Subverted and PlayedForLaughs: [[DisproportionateRetribution Xiaomu makes a dumb joke and gets a spanking from Reiji]]. The only person to so much as blink is Kaguya.
** [[TooKinkyToTorture Xiaomu likes it though]], so it's okay.
* AcheyScars: Reiji.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Any decent physics engine would've rendered Kaguya immobile (or at least a hunchback) and if she could move, she'd: A) overbalance a lot, and B) have to put her dress back on after every fight (hmm...[[FanService perhaps that's not so "acceptable," after all]]...). It also wouldn't have allowed the acrobatics and enemy tossing you can do.
* ActorAllusion: Whenever it's Reiji's turn to open a battle with a quote in the party, there's a slight chance he'll shout "[[MachineRobo WAIT!]]"
** That's also the very first thing he says in EXCEED. And it's played out with ''awesome''.
** If Aschen's in the party, she might ask what's his name before the fight starts (in SurprisinglyGoodEnglish), and he'll say "[[CatchPhrase he has no name to give her"]]
** Hell, just add in Xiaomu, who would also say the traditional line of [[{{Nadesico}} a certain spaceship loli]]..."Baka"...
** Xiaomu says "Your hand is burning red!" Aledy follows up with "It's loud roar tells me to grasp victory!"
** Mark Hunter. [[{{Anime/Dancougar}} YATTE]] [[KazukiYao YARUZE]] anyone ?
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: In EXCEED, up to four merchants/shop owners join the party. Naturally, you don't get any freebies.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: A joke made at Dorothy's expense. Reiji makes a comment on how there's literally no conversation that isn't [[strike:laced]] drowning with innuendo.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit]].
** Interestingly, [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit's a fragment of the corpse of the Neue Regisseur, the eternal guardian of the universe who existed since the beginning of time. In ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2'', Regisseur vehemently denied being God]].
*** Granted, [[spoiler:Neue Regisseur hadn't created any universes at the time. Wahrschein Lichkeit was being quite literal]].
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of details regarding the story are in the second ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' and gaiden games. If you've played those game, you'll know more about the story than the ''characters'' do. Similarly, most of the information regarding Reiji's pursuit of Saya and [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} T-elos]]' hate for KOS-MOS is glossed over. You'll have to play ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga Episode III]]'' to learn the details.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: Residents of Kagura Amahara call all robots ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakuri_ningyo karakuri]]''. Suzuka controls her Jyaki-GUN-Oh like a marionette through strings attached to her [[PaperFanOfDoom fans]].
** Come Exceed and the Shura refer to their mecha as Rasetsu-Ki
* AnAxeToGrind: Ezel Granada uses one, and proves very effective with it.
** In the first game, decapitated skeletons carry their skulls in one hand and an axe in the other.
* AnimeHair: Kaguya's RapunzelHair and Xiaomu's multiple ponytails.
** In addition, Xiaomu's ponytails are actual tails.
* AntiHero: Though none of the characters are very far down, whenever anyone suggests doing anything excessive, it gets lampshaded.
* AnotherDimension
* ArmedLegs: Aschen, who has shotguns built into hers.
* AscendedExtra: Dokugozu and Dokumezu were simply Saya's {{Elite Mook}}s in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''. Here, they become support antagonists each with a distinct personality.
* AssKicksYou: Xiaomu.
* AtlantisIsBoring: Aside from the Wilkurkind's ruins, you can't explore the aquatic realm of Varna Kanai.
* AttackReflector: Part of Neige's moveset and [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] has her conjure mirrors which reflect the bullets from her weapon at the craziest angles. May double as ImprobableAimingSkills, as none of the rounds will hit her.
* BackFromTheDead: Saya, the villainess from NamcoXCapcom who was rather [[BoomHeadshot blatantly killed]] in that game comes back in this game, [[UnexplainedRecovery with no explanation]]. This seeps on over to ''ProjectXZone'', too. The kicker about the "no explanation" part? Even ''she doesn't know'' why she's back from the dead.
* BagOfSharing: Being an Eastern-style RPG, this is standard.
* BagOfSpilling: Where did all our Z.O. Swords and Monolith Armor from the first game go? Also applied to the whereabouts of the Alteisen Nacht and Weissritter Abend.
* {{BFS}}: Kaguya's Goshiki Zankantou.
* BattleCouple: In EXCEED, Axel and Alfimi are treated as a single unit during gameplay, meaning they always attack together.
* BetterThanABareBulb: There's LampshadeHanging everywhere, on nearly everything.
* BilingualBonus: The localization only translates the script; the voice-acting is left untouched, and there's no captions for them, so you either need a grasp of Japanese or dig into your {{Ascended Fanboy}}ism to understand the victory quotes and start-of-battle banter.
* BossRush: Because of scripted boss fights and a 100% flee rate from {{Mooks}}, the games can potentially feel like this. Played straight and more properly in the first game while exploring Wilkurkind, and once again near the end.
* BottomlessMagazines
* {{Brainwashed}}: In EXCEED, [[spoiler:Pete Pain's use of Code PTP (Play The Puppet) on both Cardia Basirissa and eventually Aschen, and later Rig the Guard taking control over KOS-MOS, of all people]], probably counts as this.
** Haemlin the Pied Piper also brainwashed people to fight Aledy and company, leading to DefeatMeansFriendship.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CampGay: '''Katze Kotolnos'''. To hammer the point home, he refers himself to the [[JapanesePronouns feminine-only "atashi"]].
** LetsGetDangerous: When you get to fight him.
*** He still keeps making passes at the guys in EXCEED, prompting Haken to tell him to "not fall for him" when he praises him excessively. This is made funnier by the fact Haken uses the same phrase a lot during combat when he's busy beating down {{Mooks}}, although with a more mocking intent.
* CanonImmigrant: Developer Monolith Soft seems to be making citizenship applications for their ''Xenosaga'' and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' characters with EXCEED.
* CatFolk [[CatsAreMean Are Mean]]: Koma and Katze. Usually.
* ChekhovMIA: [[spoiler:In the first game, you can see the W03 and W05 pod units in the Neverland are open and their occupants missing. Guess who shows up in EXCEED?]]
* ChestBlaster: KOS-MOS' D-Teneritas and T-elos' U-Teneritas (and to an even greater extent, KOS-MOS's X-BUSTER). The Phantom also has a heavy energy cannon on its chest, while the Jyaki-GUN-Oh has light artillery mounted on its torso that stuns {{Mooks}} with surprising reliability)
* ChivalrousPervert / LoveableSexManiac: Haken, but it's hard to blame him considering just how ''ridiculous'' the boobage is.
* ClingyCostume: [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]] suffers this problem in EXCEED. Wouldn't be that bad if the main crew didn't decide to go [[HotSpringsEpisode relax in an onsen]].
* {{Combos}}: A key part of combat, which involves juggling (we don't mean ''[[{{Gainaxing}} that]]'' kind...yet) and preventing {{mook}}s and [[BossFight bosses]] from scoring an evasion.
* ColonCancer: Just to be precise, the sequel ''Exceed'' has '''four''' different qualifiers. Super Robot Wars; Original Generations Saga; Endless Frontier; and EXCEED.
* ContinuityNod: In conjunction with IKnewIt, the [[BadExportForYou Japanese-only]] [[AudioAdaptation drama tracks of the freebie CD]] bundled with the first game confirms Aschen's [[spoiler:part of [[SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning's]] W-Numbers series of [[ArtificialHuman androids]]. W-00, the first in the series, was mentioned in the VideoGameRemake of ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', and is identified here as Haken]].
** However, {{Atlus}} missed one important part, thus [[spoiler: mistranslated the name "Lemon Browning" as "Raymond Browning"]].
*** This flub has become a bit of a FanWank among those who refuse to ignore the translation that, in "the American continuity", [[spoiler:Lemon's (or rather, an AlternateUniverse [[SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning's]]) father began the W-Series project before Excellen died, and she switched the focus to androids after taking over [[CloningBlues in order to understand herself]]]].
** EXCEED continues on from the events of ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden'', namely [[spoiler:Axel's investigation of Lemon's "Project EF"]]. The pre-order EXCEED drama CD also involves [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]].
*** The real question is, how is Atlus going to rectify this in the undoubted localization on both Axel and Alfimi appearing in Endless Frontier, when they were both [[spoiler:killed in action]] in the localized GameBoyAdvance ''Original Generation'', ''not'' in the NoExportForYou ''[[VideoGameRemake Super Robot Wars Original Generations]]'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''? (Not to mention the GBA Axel was a bonafide {{Jerkass}}, whereas ''Original Generations'' rectified the {{Flanderization}})
**** That's ''assuming'' they translate it, which is [[strike:highly probable but not guaranteed]] pretty much impossible now that the 3DS is coming out and Atlus has had bad experiences releasing their translations at the end of a system's lifecycle. Looks like a job for AGPT... [[AttentionDefecitCreatorDisorder one of]] ''many''. Even then, the easiest way seems to be to assume those who care will have played or heard of ''Original Generations'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''; those that haven't can look it up
***** That also presses the assumption that everyone who wants to play it (if it gets translated) has easy access to play the import ''Original Generations'' and ''Original Generation Gaiden''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Katze. Dear lord, Katze.
* CuteWitch: Kyon Feulion.
* CuteLittleFangs, Suzuka and obviously Koma.
* DeathByIrony: Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Haken while exploring the Dulces Tomb:
-->'''Haken''': "We've worked too hard to suffer lame ironic deaths like being killed in a cemetery!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Virtually everyone lays the snark on thick as hell, but Aschen's primary personality programs deadpan to an art form.
* DirtyOldMan: John Moses, Haken's father; to hit it home, this is his initial greeting to Kaguya:
-->'''John''': "Eh? Who's this? I don't think I asked for one today, but I won't say no..."
** In EXCEED, the first thing he does when the party meets him is to ask Kaguya and Neige to stand next to him. The girls oblige but aren't apparently aware of the implications. Axel's in awe at the sight of the two girls flanking the old man, while Aledy's blushing for some reason he can't define...
** Neige actually [[GenreSavvy catches on to the implications]]. One of her lines after being called to stand by John's side is:
--->'''Neige''': "Daddy, can I have a new handbag?"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything ("Maybe it's a [[NaughtyTentacles tentacle]], molesting the planet itself.")
* {{Double Entendre}}s (Followed by triple and quadruple entendres, and sometimes just plain innuendo and flat-out propositioning. Any dialogue ''will'' feature one eventually)
* DualWielding (KOS-MOS with her signature dual [[GatlingGood gatling guns]] and Reiji with his [[PlayingWithFire fire-based]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning-enhanced]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] ''and'' pistol and shotgun. Xiaomu also uses two pistols, and Haken will sometimes fire his HandCannon and assault rifle together)
** Subverted somewhat: despite having two katanas, Reiji will rarely use both of them at the same time (mostly because he carries his weapon rack in one hand). Saya has ''three'' katanas, but will never use two at any given moment, due to her style focusing on iaijutsu.
*** Played more straight in EXCEED for Reiji, where several of his moves use both katanas in rapid succession and one of them has him rapidly dual-wield them.
* DuelBoss (Any boss that ''isn't'' a FlunkyBoss)
* DynamicDifficulty (Averted: compared to the main series, there's none in this spin-off)
* {{Emoticon}}
-->'''Henne''' (reading from a report): "Bad-tempered robot (I hate this one the most >XD)."
* EasyAmnesia ([[spoiler:Axel and Alfimi will be hit with amnesia upon arrival in the Endless Frontier. In fact, Axel will shift into his ''[[FanNickname Ahoseru]]'' persona from ''SuperRobotWarsAdvance'']])
* EnemyMine[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: EXCEED's made it public knowledge that [[spoiler:almost ''all'' villains from the original become supporting characters in the sequel: Saya even performs the CombinationAttack ''Jyuu no Kata Kiwame'' with Reiji and Xiaomu.]])
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses (And, of course, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:)
--> '''Aschen''': "It appears there are more princesses than countries in this world."
* EverythingsCuterwithKittens (Koma's store/battle theme.)
* ExposedToTheElements (Subverted: in EXCEED, two areas are frozen over and the {{Stripperiffic}} girls (namely, Kaguya and Neige) immediately start complaining about the cold)
* {{Expy}} (Three of four [[OriginalGeneration original characters]], all five {{mecha}}, both guest characters from [[CapcomVsWhatever Namco x Capcom]], multiple enemy {{mook}}s and [[EliteMook elites]], the FinalBoss and half the soundtrack are all derived from elements of the ''SuperRobotWars'' franchise)
** Dr. Marion Sumii's basically a sexy elf HotScientist version of Marion Radom from the main series.
** Katze Kotolnos: expy of Katz Folneus? Who knows...
*** InNameOnly; Katz isn't CampGay, as far as his bio (or his portrait and mannerism) is concerned.
** Newcomer Aledy's too blatant enough to be Folka's long-lost brother. The new mecha are a Fairlion-type and an Ialdabaoth-type
*** So wait: an expy (Aledy) of an expy (Folka) of an expy ([[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]) of the original (BruceLee)? Gentlemen, we have reached critical mass.
** Both {{Big Bad}}s of each game also qualify: the first game's BigBad is based off of Alfimi's Persoenlichkeit: its first form is without the arms and the second is with. EXCEED's villain manages to be [[spoiler:W05, the predecessor of Wodan Ymir from ''Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2''. When he goes OneWingedAngel, he basically becomes Wodan's HumongousMecha Thrudgelmir]].
* ExtremityExtremist (Katze)
* FanService, FetishFuel (Unleaded on both accounts. This series is pretty much making up for the lowered amount of both in the more recent SRW games. Also lampshaded mercilessly)
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FightInTheNude (Justified: only two or three characters actually get something different than what they're using for weapons; for the others, it's an ammo or targeting chip upgrade. Armors are worn under the character's signature outfits)
* FightWoosh (On both screens)
* FingerlessGloves (Haken, Kaguya, Xiaomu, Reiji, Aschen, Henne...)
* {{Foreshadowing}} (A background element in one cutscene reveals that [[spoiler:Code DTD (Dust To Dust) overrides both Code PTP and Code ATA]] well before that information actually comes into play)
* FlunkyBoss (Nearly all of them, though subverted for the first [[spoiler:[=ArkGain=]]] fight in the original)
* FunnyAnimal (Lee, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Katze]], Shirou, Rubor Cucullus)
* GagBoobs (Kaguya invokes this the most, but then again, she's a playable character and has StockFootage. Anne Sirena, on the other hand, ''may'' be going over the line:)
-->'''Anne:''' Heh heh... Just so you know, I haven't even reached my full potential yet!\\
[TROPER GENERAL'S NOTE: Anne's already pushing a North American DD-cup/Eurasian F-cup]\\
'''Suzuka:''' What!? I don't believe it!\\
'''Xiaomu:''' OK, that's crossing the line from titillating to [[NightmareFuel just plain creepy]].
** To put it simply, there are only two breast sizes in the games: large breasts and flat chests. BOTH are played for more jokes than you can imagine and a boob joke ''will'' be stuck into any conversation possible by misinterpretation or snarking. Hell, EXCEED's animated opening has one bit where Xiaomu's examining herself and leering at the chests of the other girls.
* GaidenGame
* GainaxEnding (The BigBad mumbles something about motives and being responsible for the state of the world, then attacks the heroes when they ask for elaboration. After winning, the heroes inexplicably appear in their home dimensions, [[spoiler:of which the Endless Frontier has now returned to being a single world, with the crossover characters having disappeared and supposedly returned to their respective dimensions]]. Rather than trying to figure out what just happened, the cast (and seemingly the inhabitants) writes it off as a victory, but goes back to bickering with each other)
* {{Gainaxing}} (''Gratuitiously'')
** Kaguya's SuperMovePortraitAttack has a ''very'' noticeable bounce, and her battle sprite has one during her Hourai no Eda attack.
** In combat for EXCEED, while awaiting commands, any female character who isn't board flat bounces.
* GatlingGood, MoreDakka (The Jyaki-GUN-Oh carries ''[[MoreDakka eight]]'' gatling guns)
** The Alt Eisen Nacht gets a small mention with a right-arm mounted five-barreled gatling gun
** KOS-MOS and T-ELOS call out gatling guns from their HyperspaceArsenal
* GratuitousForeignLanguage ([[GratuitousEnglish English]] and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] are most prominent, especially considering they left the voice acting untranslated for the localization. Haken uses some [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]] to fit his cowboy theme)
* TheGunslinger, GunsAkimbo (Haken, Reiji and Xiaomu)
* HadakaApron (Xiaomu appears in one of her Overdrives in EXCEED (along with a {{Meido}} outfit, gym bloomers and a wedding dress)
* HealingShiv (In EXCEED, Suzuka can heal the entire party... [[MoreDakka with bullets]])
** Technically, they're really party poppers and confetti.
* HandCannon (Haken's Longtomb Special)
* HeyItsThatVoice (You'll be hearing a lot from NobuyukiHiyama, {{Yukana}}, KaoriShimizu, MamikoNoto, KazuhikoInoue, OmiMinami, RyotaroOkiayu, TetsuInada, SayakaOhara and Creator/AiOrikasa)
** EXCEED brings us TomokazuSeki and NanaMizuki as the new characters. Basically, [[GGundam Domon Kasshu]] and [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]] are teaming up
*** [[VideoGame/TalesofSymphonia Colette Brunel]] and [[VideoGame/TalesofDestiny Stahn Aileron]] team up, go! ''Sono mina no moto, kono kegareta tamashii- '' '''SATSUGEKI-''' ''-ni sabaki no hikari o furasetamae!'' '''BUKOUKEN!!!''' ''JUDGMENT!!'' '''ORENENENENENENENENENENENENENENENENE!!!! ORRDYAA!!!''' .... ''Huh?''
** Throw in [[NobutoshiCanna Gu]][[{{Berserk}} ts]] and [[YukoMizutani So]][[Anime/DigimonAdventure ra]] for EXCEED.
** For EXCEED villains, we have [[BlazBlue Ragna]] [[TomokazuSugita The Bloodedge]], [[BlazBlue Ter]][[YuuichiNakamura umi]] and [[MiyukiSawashiro Carl Clover]]. [[RelationshipVoiceActor Yet another place where the two Tomokazus duke it out]]. And like Terumi, Rig and Peter knows how to brainwash his share of artificial women.
* HeroicBSOD (Averted: Haken's upset when he learns he's [[spoiler:W00]], but he knows screaming about it won't help)
* HotScientist (Marion and Dorothy)
* HugeGuyTinyGirl (Shuten and Suzuka)
* HumongousMecha (Partially subverted; the {{mecha}} present are actually 2-3 meters tall, around 1/10 of their actual size. The cast even remarks they'd be crushed by a 20-meter SuperRobot, not that they're aware most of those regularly clear double that height)
* HurricaneOfPuns (The characters make lots them)
* HyperspaceArsenal (How does Dorothy ''fit'' all those bombs under that dress of hers?)
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou (Kyon's prone to doing this)
* ImprobablyFemaleCast (The team consists of 2 guys and 5 girls; no antagonist group is all-male oriented)
** EXCEED bucks the trend by adding more male characters to the main group (Aledy, Katze, Ezel, Axel and [[spoiler: Fighter Roar]]). Still, by the end of the game, the girls outnumber the guys in the main group (if we can even count [[CampGay Katze]] as a guy, anyhow).
* InconsistentDub (The aforementioned "Raymond" mistranslation. Also partially justified with Kaguya's Goshiki Zankantou, which would have been translated as "Type-5 Colossal Blade" if they hadn't chosen to leave everything from her dimension in its original Japanese)
** Atlus translated the family name of a missing royal family as "Howzen", when it's most likely "Hausen", after Shine Hausen of ''Original Generation''. Made more apparent with Neige Hausen in EXCEED, who's described as a princess from Elfetale now returning to the Endless Frontier.
*** Supplement on the Goshiki Zankantou: the kanji translates to "Protection Type Crown Cleaving Sword", rather than the normal "#-Type Ship Cleaving Sword"
* InnocentFanserviceGirl (Kaguya, surprisingly: it's stated her incredibly skimpy and semi-transparent sundress is actually ''formal wear''. So, to her, it's no more than wearing her Sunday Best. Every so often she has a fit of modesty and turns away from the screen to cover her bosom with her arms, all while screeching in an outraged manner and glaring at the player over her shoulder. However, this gives you a great view of her very well-drawn backside.)
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Henne:''' Looks like her report was right on. "Dumbass poser wearing a black trenchcoat, black hat, red bandana, and fingerless gloves."\\
'''Haken:''' What...!? What's wrong with my gloves!?
* KickTheDog (Pete basically amounts to a "successful Original Generation [[SuperRobotWarsReversal Duminuss]]": [[spoiler:he forces Cardia to blow herself up with Code ATA. He actually ''succeeds'']])
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: EVERY Agrado Heim member]]
* LampshadeHanging: All.The.Time.
* LaserBlade (KOS-MOS' DRAGON TOOTH and Henne Valkyria's Roche Saber, the latter being a ShoutOut to the same named weapon for Personal Troopers in the main series)
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall (Haken's second introduction in EXCEED:)
--> '''Haken''': "My name's Haken Browning. They call me..."
--> CHAPTER 2: THE WANDERING BOUNTY HUNTER
--> '''Haken''': "...just like that."
* {{Lets You and Him Fight}} (ALL. THE. TIME.)
* LighterAndSofter (Significantly more comedy-oriented than the rest of the ''SuperRobotWars'' franchise.)
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (EXCEED drop TONS of characters in your party. The support characters manage to [[IncrediblyLamePun exceed the number of playable characters]])
** Especially notable when watching the gameplay videos revealing some really crazy chains of support combos. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-EStpXdJQ This one]], for instance, doesn't use any of the villains and leaves out several of the main heroes (both old and new entrants), but it's still the Energizer Bunny combo: [[HolyShitQuotient it just keeps going and going and...]]
*** By the end of EXCEED, the main party has 15 females, 6 males, [[CampGay Kat]][[AndZoidberg ze]] and 6 mecha. Done perfectly, it's possible to chain attacks lasting 12 support attacks (4 Assists plus another 4 from a specific Spirit Command and 4 Support Attacks), 20 attacks from the vanguards and an Overdrive from the last attacker.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe (Only for enemies in the first game: they can guard and can use [[ScrappyMechanic Forced Evasion]]. EXCEED gives the player the option to also use the latter)
* MagicSkirt (Kaguya and Neige)
* MaleGaze (Neige notices where Aledy's looking at upon meeting Kaguya and proceeds to berate him)
* ManChild: Xiaomu usually accuses and teases Reiji as one. While this can be seen as a Mother and Son teasing, she kind of has a point.
-->'''Xiaomu''': I bet Haken was all "I'm risking my life to save a girl!" and you were all "Boo hoo hoo, let me come, Haken! Please!" [[GenreSavvy You might kick tremendous amounts of ass, but you'll always be a little kid on the inside!]]
-->'''Reiji''':......"
-->'''Haken''' : Heh. Looks like you'll be a kid forever then, Mr. Romantic. [[DeadpanSnarker You were right... A damn fine woman."]]
* MayDecemberRomance (When Xiaomu learns Neige's 117 years-old and Aledy's 17, she teasingly consoles her that it'll somehow work out. Might also apply to Xiaomu and Reiji, if the wind blows that way)
* MilitaryMashupMachine (Zeit Krokodil and Giant Marquis)
* {{Meido}} (Neige wears the outfit, but ultimately averts it. Xiaomu plays it straight in her new Overdrive for EXCEED, effectively turning her into a CosplayOtakuGirl)
** Except in one post-battle banter, Aschen in her DTD-GenkiGirl-mode starts berating Neige, leading her to "beg for forgiveness" and addressing Aschen as "goshujin-sama" ("my master")
* [[spoiler:MyHeroZero (Haken Browning's Number: W00]]
* MaskPower (Ezel, who always wears a horned skull helmet)
* MythologyGag (''Asstons'')
* TheNicknamer (Pretty much ''everyone''. In the official guide for the first game (Japanese-only), there's a list of nicknames for each character. Kaguya has at least twenty, all of them reference either her [[GagBoobs breasts]], status as a princess, or both)
* Ninja (of the RazorWire and flame explosion type)
* NobleDemon (Ezel)
* NoblewomansLaugh (Suzuka bursts into a rather impressive one at random moments, mostly while mowing down targets with her [[AMechByAnyOtherName karakuri's]] [[MoreDakka numerous]] [[GatlingGood gatling guns]]. Also applicable to Neige in EXCEED)
* NonMammalMammaries (Dodged in the case of Anne the Mermaid, who is actually part Orca.)
* [[NotQuiteDead Not Quite Deactivated]] ([[spoiler:Cardia "W06" Barissia is still operational in EXCEED]])
* OfCorsetsSexy (Dorothy)
* OurOgresAreHungrier (There are three types of ogres in the Endless Frontier: the "Master Ogre", "Studious Ogre" and "Nerdious Ogre". All three wear geeky glasses and carry a magic tome)
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Person]] (Suzuka takes this role until Reiji joins the party)
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass (In Dorothy's fortress. Probably justified, since she's an InsufferableGenius)
* OurElvesAreBetter ([[AvertedTrope Averted]]: while a variety of elves come into play at various points, from random encounters featuring shotgun-toting elf chicks and elven {{commissar}}s with [[GunsAkimbo dual SMGs]] to {{Hot Scientist}}s Marion and Dorothy to EXCEED's female protagonist Neige, none of them are your typical Earth-attuned elitist variety)
** The Wild and Wood elves? Instead of "Earth-attuned," "Magical-attuned" would be more appropriate.
* PartyInMyPocket (Haken seems to keep the group in a hyperspace arsenal. In EXCEED, Aschen for a short while and Aledy for the rest of the game invoke this)
* PettingZooPeople (Too many to count)
* PirateGirl (Anne)
* PortalNetwork (The Cross Gates, [[spoiler:until the defeat of the first game's BigBad]])
* PreAssKickingOneLiner (Haken lives for these)
--> '''Haken''': "Welcome to Lost Herencia. Let me run the welcome wagon right over your ugly ass!"
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits (The whole cast counts as this)
* RandomEncounters
* RapidFireFisticuffs (Nearly any character, mook or villain who doesn't wield a weapon)
** '''Aledy'''. Also the Ark-Won, [=ArkGain=] and Aschen. Seems to be a pattern with characters whose names start with "A".
* RapunzelHair (Kaguya's got the [[Disney/{{Tangled}} second]] longest ponytail ever seen)
* RazorWire (What Otone and [[AllThereInTheManual Suzuka]] use)
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld (Suzuka and Xiaomu. Despite her look, Neige's bio indicates she's 117 years-old)
* RecurringBoss (Expect to fight most bosses at least twice throughout the game)
* RobotGirl (Aside from Aschen and KOS-MOS, {{Evil Counterpart}}s Cardia and T-ELOS, respectively)
* RocketPunch
* RuleOfCool: The series like SuperRobotWars runs on this.
* RunningGag (Saya first mistakes Kaguya for a "werecow" because of her abnormal chest size and white-black clothing color scheme. Later, ''actual'' werebull Dokugozu asks Kaguya to ''marry'' him)
** Know what's the kicker? Kaguya's actually ''flattered'' by the proposal.
* ServileSnarker (Aschen would count towards Haken. It helps she's been with him for the past 23 years; even one of her character portraits in game has her bowing servilely)
* ShoutOut (Tons: ''GaoGaiGar'', ''HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...)
** Coupled with MythologyGag, there's just far too many to list, but this [[http://www21.atwiki.jp/mugefuroexceed/pages/52.html Japanese wiki lists all known shout outs in EXCEED]].
** And at one point, Aschen calls Kaguya and Suzuka "WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken".
** In EXCEED, apparently KOS-MOS has gotten ahold of one of Jr's gun techs...
*** And one of Shion's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65u1FOuHM2I close range techs]] from ''Xenosaga Episode I''.
** There's one for '''Theatre/AvenueQ''', of all things:
--->'''KOS-MOS''': Strange, in my time the [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet is for-]]
** Xiaomu shouts out [[TheLoneRanger "Hi-yo, Silver!"]] during her Nicho Sigaisen attack.
*** It's more likely she's just saying the name of her pistols, aptly ''named'' "Silver". [[DanGaiOh XIAOMU WAAAAAAAVE]], on the other hand...
** In EXCEED:
--->''Haken'': [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Let's]] [[ActorAllusion Play]].
--->''Aschen'': [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Revolver Knuckle!]]
** Neige Hausen may has the "Fairy Dancing" theme song and the Royal Heart Blaster CombinationAttack with the Fee-Kleid, but she isn't the expy of Shine Hausen (and that's before considering how much FetishFuel Neige induces).
** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} Who's the cat that won't punk out when there's danger all about?]] It's Koma!"
* SpamAttack (Not only are some attacks just repeated hits with the same weapon, but the player can force this by editing the command roster for the 5 moves a character can use with 100% of their command bar)
* SpankTheCutie (Reiji to Xiaomu, whenever she says or does something stupid. Do note this was implied originally in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', but ''Endless Frontier'' brings it out fully)
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* SplitPersonality (Normally, Aschen's the resident DeadpanSnarker [[StraightMan straight woman]] to Haken's playfulness, but once that PowerLimiter is removed or she overheats, she takes a level in [[GenkiGirl cheerfulness and hyperactivity]] that would make Excellen proud)
** KOS-MOS also has this, though it's much more subtle: she goes from sharp monotone to a soft, normal voice that's triggered randomly during the final hits of her Overdrive. Some of her pre-/post-battle quotes uses this tone of voice, too.
* StandardHeroReward (The ending of the first game: all Haken had to do was travel through a few worlds, fight hordes of mercenaries, ogres, mutants and whatnot, face ''a lot'' of bosses ''a lot'' of times each and save the whole Endless Frontier from {{Instrumentality}}...)
** Worth it.
** Lampshaded by Haken himself right before the final dungeon: "...Of course I'm doing it to get the girl! The world can bite me."
* {{Stripperiffic}} (Notably Kaguya, but Aschen and KOS-MOS, upon entering their Overdrive, ''shed'' their clothing. Neige in EXCEED also counts)
** Played with: in EXCEED, there's a section of the world covered in ice due to the local leader being AnIcePerson. RealityEnsues as the underdressed Kaguya and Neige start complaining about the cold.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack (Used, abused, and made into many an animated filetypes)
* SupportPower (Party members in the back row can do this. Basically, everyone has an attack that can only be triggered when they're currently not in the fighting party. Furthermore, each support-only character in EXCEED comes with a preset chance of activating a skill or Spirit Command for the party member they're junctioned to, which also stacks with each members' abilities and Spirit Commands)
* TeamMom (Anne acts like this on occasion around the younger girls in the party, such as Alfimi and MOMO)
* ThemeNaming (Fairy tales, ''especially'' the one's collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm)
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly turned into [[PlayedForLaughs comedy]] at [[spoiler: the end of OG saga.]] The heroes beat [[spoiler: the FinalBoss]], and they engage in the following conversation.
--->'''Bad Guy:''' [[ThisCannotBe How could I lose]]?
--->'''Heroes:''' You underestimated us!
--->'''Xiomu:''' And because you deserved a good old fashioned ass kicking!
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (Justified: the first game grants more experience if you finish an opponent off with a Support Attack or a LimitBreak. EXCEED awards 20% or 30%+ experience for a LimitBreak finish depending on whether you killed 1 or 2 or more enemies at the end of the battle, but a Support Finish (a partner assigned to a front-line fighter in the party) nets additional gold, while an Assist Finish (a party member in the back row) fills the Frontier Gauge up by 30%. The latter's noteworthy because in EXCEED, the gauge carries over for every fight)
** Note that your hits counter translates to F. gauge when you kill an enemy. It's a small amount (hits divide by 10, round down) but sometimes worth blowing that last attack on a dead enemy who hasn't hit the ground to fill the gauge. It's more important in the first game where the gauge resets between battles.
* ThisIsADrill (The [[spoiler: Thrudgelmir {{Expy}}]] in EXCEED gets one. Funny enough, it doubles as another MythologyGag, since [[spoiler: the original Thrudgelmir uses a {{BFS}} as its primary weapon, with a drill on its head; EXCEED's BigBad has a blade mounted to its head, with a drill the main weapon]])
* ThongOfShielding (T-ELOS; if you're lucky, you can catch a glimpse during her SuperMovePortraitAttack. Kaguya also gets one as an (unfortunately invisible) accessory)
* UndergroundMonkey (Copious backtracking, among other things, allows for many monster types to repeat themselves every four dungeons in progressively stronger forms)
* VerbalTic (KOS-MOS adds a "nya" to the end of some of her sentences, a MythologyGag from a ''Xenosaga'' Fan Disc, and some of the other females get into it as well)
* [[spoiler:VirginSacrifice]] (Averted: [[spoiler:Kaguya's willing to seal off all the Cross Gates, in exchange for her life, so the [[TheVirus Einsts]] cannot interfere with the Endless Frontier anymore, until Haken decides to "kidnap" her back to the party, by TakingAThirdOption]])
** It's more of a cross between HumanSacrifice and PoweredByAForsakenChild, otherwise [[spoiler:Kaguya's mother Ui wouldn't have been able to pull off the same thing her daughter was prevented from doing]]
* WaveMotionGun: Haken's Longtomb Special, although played more straight in EXCEED, when Haken can use it to hit multiple enemies as part of the Phantom Hold'em Frontier MAX.
* WhipSword: Kaguya's sword can extend like one.
* WorldOfBadass: The [[TheGoomba very first mook]] you meet attacks with a MacrossMissileMassacre. The shopkeepers moonlight as HiredGuns. Old crashed battleships that constantly spew forth monsters from other worlds are basically treated as ''tourist traps.''
* WorldOfBuxom: Besides three characters, any female character with a nice is very nicely endowed, more so than even the OG series. Also is a world of fanservice as all these characters show something off with their outfits. It's to the point where any one character could be MissFanservice and best endowed girl in almost any other game.
* WorldOfSnark
* WorldTree: There are two of them. One of them is in Kagura Amahara, which has the power of to close Cross Gates. [[spoiler: The other is owned by Agrado Heim and has the power to open them.]]
* YaoiFangirl Xiaomu often comments about how she enjoys writing slash fan fiction. In fact if you party her with Reiji and Haken there is a chance that at the start of the fight she will whisper "Reiji Cross Haken..." to herself... just loud enough that Haken overhears her and asks her not to couple them.
* YouLookFamiliar (Invoked by [[spoiler:Fighter Roar]] when he comes across Aschen the first time, mistaking her as Lamia, [[{{Expy}} for good reasons]])
* ZettaiRyouiki with most of the female cast, though the award would likely go to Kaguya.
* {{Zonk}} ("Gamble" Spirit Command and Kaguya's "Tsukimizake" skill: what's worst isn't when she poisons/stuns/paralyzes herself, but when she casts "Mercy" (max damage per hit cannot be greater than 10))
** Also, these are games where low level {{Mook}}s have several thousand HP a piece. Having "Mercy" on, you might as well be doing zero damage.
** On the other hand, allowing them to live long enough can be used to fill the LimitBreak gauge.
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26th Feb '13 11:46:51 AM MokonaZero
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* LampshadeHanging

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* LampshadeHangingLampshadeHanging: All.The.Time.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly turned into [[PlayedForLaughs comedy]] at [[spoiler: the end of OG saga.]] The heroes beat [[spoiler: the FinalBoss]], and they engage in the following conversation.
--->'''Bad Guy:''' [[ThisCannotBe How could I lose]]?
--->'''Heroes:''' You underestimated us!
--->'''Xiomu:''' And because you deserved a good old fashioned ass kicking!


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* WorldOfSnark
21st Feb '13 11:35:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AntiHero: Though none of the characters are very far along [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes the scale]], whenever anyone suggests doing anything excessive, it gets lampshaded.

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* AntiHero: Though none of the characters are very far along [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes the scale]], down, whenever anyone suggests doing anything excessive, it gets lampshaded.
14th Feb '13 7:30:30 AM Nitramy
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** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} Who's cat that won't punk out when there's danger all about?]] It's Koma!"

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** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} Who's the cat that won't punk out when there's danger all about?]] It's Koma!"
14th Feb '13 7:29:52 AM Nitramy
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** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} The cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about]]!"

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** In Formido Heim, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} The Who's cat that won't cop punk out when there's danger all about]]!"about?]] It's Koma!"


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** Lampshaded by Haken himself right before the final dungeon: "...Of course I'm doing it to get the girl! The world can bite me."
9th Feb '13 11:00:24 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut (Tons: ''GaoGaiGar'', ''HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''TombRaider'', ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...)

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* ShoutOut (Tons: ''GaoGaiGar'', ''HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''TombRaider'', ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...)
2nd Feb '13 3:00:30 PM nombretomado
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** There's one for '''AvenueQ''', of all things:

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** There's one for '''AvenueQ''', '''Theatre/AvenueQ''', of all things:
15th Jan '13 2:56:44 PM MacronNotes
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* HeyItsThatVoice (You'll be hearing a lot from NobuyukiHiyama, {{Yukana}}, KaoriShimizu, MamikoNoto, KazuhikoInoue, OmiMinami, RyotaroOkiayu, TetsuInada, SayakaOhara and AiOrikasa)

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* HeyItsThatVoice (You'll be hearing a lot from NobuyukiHiyama, {{Yukana}}, KaoriShimizu, MamikoNoto, KazuhikoInoue, OmiMinami, RyotaroOkiayu, TetsuInada, SayakaOhara and AiOrikasa)Creator/AiOrikasa)
11th Jan '13 11:02:12 PM ReiKusanagi
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* WorldOfBuxom: Besides three characters, any female character with a nice is very nicely endowed, more so than even the OG series. Also is a world of fanservice as all these characters show something off with their outfits. It's to the point where any one character could be MissFanservice and best endowed girl in almost any other game.
17th Nov '12 11:16:08 AM salvadorfranz
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* BackFromTheDead: Saya, the villainess from NamcoXCapcom who was rather [[BoomHeadshot blatantly killed]] in that game comes back in this game, [[UnexplainedRecovery with no explanation]]. This seeps on over to ''ProjectXZone'', too.

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* BackFromTheDead: Saya, the villainess from NamcoXCapcom who was rather [[BoomHeadshot blatantly killed]] in that game comes back in this game, [[UnexplainedRecovery with no explanation]]. This seeps on over to ''ProjectXZone'', too. The kicker about the "no explanation" part? Even ''she doesn't know'' why she's back from the dead.
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