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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rune_Factory_Oceans_Box_Art_Official_9633.jpg The fifth overall game of the ''RuneFactory'' series – as well as the second for the {{Wii}}, the first for the PS3, and [[OlderThanTheyThink supposedly the first to feature a female protagonist]] as an option – ''Rune Factory Oceans'' (known as ''Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny'' in North America) is the latest installment in the ''RuneFactory'' franchise. Released in Japan on February 24th 2011, and in the US on October 11, 2011, the following details might be, of course, revealing to some. Read with caution - spoilers abound. The story begins when childhood friends [[TheHero Aden]] and [[ActionGirl Sonja]] are enveloped in a bright light, and whisked away to another world. Upon awaking, however, Aden finds his childhood friend nowhere in sight – rather, her consciousness has been transported [[SharingABody into his own body]]. A young lady by the name of Odette soon discovers Aden, and offers him housing neighboring the "Three Sisters" inn that she and her two siblings, Lily and Violet, run. Sometime thereafter, though, a giant rises from a large, sudden rift in the ground – the result of a seed that Aden and Sonja had planted previous to their current circumstances – and descends upon the land. Finding the being [[UglyCute cute]], Sonja names it [[MeaningfulName Ymir]], who then permits the two to ride on him as he walks about the ocean. With this, new islands are upturned, sea monsters are fought, and the strange place Aden and Sonja are stranded in is slowly uncovered. Through all of this, the player may either control Aden or, after her body is recovered, Sonja, in addition to Ymir, who battles the larger enemies to be had in the game and raises upward of thirty lands - some of which may be farmed in lieu of a traditional field. Combat is once again conducted in real-time, though rhythm will factor as a larger part of success. [[ItemCrafting Item synthesis]], [[MonsterAllies monster rearing]], and [[DatingSim relationship-building]] also remain as staples, and the ability to [[DoubleJump jump]] has been added. [[CharacterPortrait Portraits]], however, have been swapped out in favor of [[http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/22/why-character-portraits-are-missing-from-rune-factory-oceans/ "more-expressive"]] in-game models when talking with a character, though the player can now change the accessory displayed on that character with the press of a button when speaking with him or her. ---- This installment includes: * ActionGirl: Sonja, obviously being a protagonist, is this. ** ActionMom / PregnantBadass: Sonja can become both if you play as her. * AerithAndBob: This is clearly in effect when there's an Aden, who talks to both a [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Kilt]] and a [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Knit]] (In the Japanese version only, Knit and Kilt are renamed to Quinn and Kelsey for the English release), who then talk to a Sonja, who then speaks with a Violet and a James. There are others too, of course, and they likewise fit into this diverse spectrum. * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:The Masked Man's goal. [[RuneFactoryFrontier This seems to be a theme for RF villains.]]]] * TheAlcoholic: Applies to the pub-frequenting [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/15.php Bacchus]], who, admittedly, appears to drink simply because he enjoys it, and not for emotional reasons. * ArtificialAtmosphericActions: In addition to the main characters, various N.P.C.s will come and go through Fenith Island, following their own schedules and discussing what they will with either Sonja or Aden. * AwesomeMcCoolname: The [[RichPeople de Sainte-Coquilles]] make a return in this title, with a mother and daughter. Their names? [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/10.php Bonaparte]] and [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/28.php Elektra]] respectively. Then there's "Sisters'" chef [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/26.php Odette]], shop-keeper Sierra's twin brother [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/25.php Bismark]], and the enigmatic woman [[http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/runeoceans/special/images/bnr_l14.gif Pandora]]. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Being of the chivalrous sort, [[NiceGuy Bismarck]] [[HeroicBystander will not stand by idly]] upon seeing men act to the contrary toward women, as can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/OtogiClover#p/u/7/azod--rnkv4 here at 3:07]]. ** Also, Father Gerard is feared for a reason... * {{Bifauxnen}}: The local general store owner, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/29.php Sierra]], is this, in addition to [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/06.php Mikoto]], a guard hired to protect Fenith Island. The latter fits this better than the former, however, as even in-game characters mistake her for a male. * BigBad: A mysterious robed individual by the apt moniker of the "[[http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2422/26754887.jpg Masked Man]]" serves as this. * BigBrotherInstinct: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/30.php James]] has this toward his younger sister, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/03.php Elena]]. He eventually goes on to mention to Aden that he will [[MySisterIsOffLimits "not hand her out so freely."]] * BigEater: Beatrix is this, largely seen when acting as the host and head judge of the annual cooking competition. * TheBlacksmith: Elena. In addition to her smithy work, she also makes and uses partially-mechanical [[{{Golem}} golems]] - one of which runs the weapons shop, "Chronos," for her. * BodyLanguage: Owed largely to the new in-game models, characters now display a good variety of expressive gestures, allowing the player to infer what's being said even if the language is not entirely understood or surmise the personality of a specific individual from his or her on-screen actions. * CelShaded: The graphics have a decidedly "storybook-like" feel to them, and help to further accentuate the tropical, Greek-inspired scenery. * CaptainObvious: Aden (And Sonja, and Aden!Sonja) is this. ** ''"To the Harbor? This must take me down to the harbor."'' ** ''"It's a streetlight. It's doing... pretty much exactly what you'd expect a streetlight to do."'' ** Sonja is particularly fond of this while trapped in Aden's body, spouting off the time of day and the weather when it's clearly visible and shouting "Monsters!" whenever monsters are nearby. Strangely enough, she does that last one during boss battles, too; even during the fight with [[spoiler:her own possessed body]]. * CharacterCustomization: Way overdone. There as many stats for you to work with as there are monsters. There are even seperate stats for fighting different types of monsters, or for jumping, double jumping (which isn't any harder than jumping) and swinging your sword while jumping. * CharacterDevelopment: If there's one thing the ''RuneFactory'' series knows how to do right, it's this. * ChildhoodFriends: In one of Odette's heart events, Aden says that he and Sonja have known each other since they were born. * CloudCuckooLander: Beatrix's general personality and habits can lean toward being rather bizarre at times. * ColorCodedCharacters: Aden? He's the one with light silvery-blue hair. Sonja? She's the one with pink. ''Shocking''. * ContinuityNod: [[RuneFactoryFrontier Candy, Anette, and Tabatha]] [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/20039474.html visit]] Fenith Island with roles similar to those had when still residing in Trampoli - the exception to this is the formermost, who is now a student at the Royal Magic Academy of Norad researching local spiritual phenomena. Furthermore, various musical themes from the preceding title also return. ** If you marry Odette, Sierra says that she's jealous of you because you get to eat Odette's cooking every day. She jokingly says that she now wants to marry Odette, and asks Odette to marry her. [[RuneFactoryFrontier This is a reference to Lara's wedding in Rune Factory Frontier,]] where Selphy jokingly says that she wants to marry Lara. ** The Goblin Pirate Captain's home is in the [[RuneFactory3 Univir settlement]]. ** Before they get TrappedInAnotherWorld, Aden says he's going to help out in Weber's fields. As we found out in ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', [[spoiler:Weber is actually Kross.]] ** When Maerwen finds that [[RuneFactoryFrontier Tabatha]] has come to Fenith Island, Maerwen calls Tabatha [[spoiler: "my queen."]] * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Applies to Electra, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/25.php Lily]], [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/27.php Violet]], Mikoto, Bismarck, [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/images/00037401/BQ542fhuw77yy7taQC7hYg18EcF435Qu.jpg Jocelyn]], and Tabatha. * CuteLittleFangs: Inverted with Pandora, as they don't necessarily make her look any less menacing, and, arguably, help to add to her already somewhat sinister appearance. * [[CuteMonster Cute Monsters]]: As if they weren't cute before, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/61.php woolies]] have become even more-so in this installment. As have [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/63.php the buffamoos]]. * [[BlackMagic Dark Magic]]: The Masked Man uses this in conjunction with a large - and rather ornate - [[{{BFS}} broadsword]]. Pandora was once able to wield such powers as well, though she is no longer able to do so. * DeadpanSnarker: Mikoto is said to be something close to this. * DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Unlike previously, one need not pay monetarily for a complete loss of HP - instead, either Aden or Sonja will awake with a cold the following morning. * DoYouWantToHaggle?: Aden and Sonja can attempt to bargain prices, especially at "Gemini," the general store. Their success isn't always a guarantee, however. * DualWielding: Appears once more, as can be seen [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201010/images/00034624/wBlKUz5aIqP2y68rLFNu2JkoY7eA9hEL.html here]], and is actually set as the default weapons ability. * EasyAmnesia: Subverted. It's been emphasized that neither Aden nor Sonja have amnesia, marking them as the first protagonists in the series to not have such. * EmbodimentOfVirtue: Mikoto strives to cultivate various virtues as part of her profession. * EncyclopaedicKnowledge: Applies to Jocelyn, as she has to be, at the very least, ''somewhat'' learned in order appraise the various and random items brought to her. * [[{{Expy}} Expies]]: [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Daisuke]] is the local treasure hunter? [[{{Vocaloid}} Rin]] is James' younger sister? [[DotHack Tsukasa]] is aspiring to be the main protagonist? ''Preposterous!'' * [[ExpressiveShirt Expressive Clothes]]: Pandora's floating scarf often reacts to her emotions, hovering casually when she is calm or twisting slightly when she is angered. * [[PimpedOutDress Fancy Gown]]: Electra certainly has one of the more extravagant dresses seen on any character, of which has tools and various clothier paraphernalia spread about her person, likely used for her accessory crafting. * {{Fanservice}}: On the menu screen where you can check your relationship status with the bachelor/ettes, a press of a button shifts their profile image from fully clothed to bikini-clad. * [[FetchQuest Fetch Quests]]: Make a return, though require Aden or Sonja to travel across ''miles'' of open sea to complete. * FieryRedhead: Joe, unsurprisingly, is this. * FriendlyEnemy: Pandora to both Aden and Sonja. The three can strike up a nice, somewhat friendly conversation, for example, only to have Pandora easily turn their chat around into a dark and menacing exchange, then back to amiable banter again soon thereafter. She also proves relatively helpful later on in the game. Additionally, she seems to be on relatively good terms with Fenith Island's younger citizens, one of whom addresses her as [[AffectionateNickname "Devil-chan."]] * FriendshipMoment: Aden and Sonja have one early on in the game, where they declare they care deeply for one another before being enveloped in a mysterious, white light that serves as a catalyst for the plot. Later on, after the final battle has ended, Aden protects an unconscious Sonja as the two free-fall back to earth. * FunPersonified: Sierra, of course! * GadgeteerGenius: Elena is this, to some degree, given the partially-mechanical nature of the golems she builds, though sometimes her experimentations fail her. Otherwise, her expertise knowledge does not seem to deviate from this area much. * GenderBlenderName: In the Japanese version, not only is Beatrix's name Bonaparte typically associated with a [[NapoleonBonaparte male]], but she's [[LarynxDissonance voiced by one]] as well. * GenkiGirl: Sierra, while not an extreme example, tends to be more extroverted than most other characters. Quinn may count as well. * GiantEnemyCrab: Seen [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/77.php here]]. The game is set on an ocean, after all. * GiantSquid: Because what self-respecting game revolving around an ocean ''wouldn't'' have [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/58.php one]]? * [[GogglesDoNothing The Goggles Do Nothing]]: Joe's, as well as Bacchus', are subjected to this. ** However, you can make Joe's [[GoodBadTranslation googles]] and wear them yourself, in which case they raise your defense. * GoldfishPoopGang: The Goblin Pirate Gang, [[spoiler: before the EnemyMine moment in the Water Temple and the Captain's eventual HeelFaceTurn]]. * {{Gonk}}: Unforunately for her, Beatrix takes after the de Sainte-Coquille fathers. * GoodShepherd: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/12.php Father Grey]], Fenith Island's priest, is this. * GrandTheftMe: Sonja has this happen to her at the beginning of the game, [[spoiler:largely as a result of the [[BodySnatcher Masked Man]]'s meddling]]. * [[GreenEyedMonster Green-Eyed Monster]]: Because of their current [[SharingABody circumstances]], Sonja will become increasingly more jealous as Aden develops his relationships with those of the opposite gender. The same can be said of him, too, though. * GreenEyes: Both Sonja and Anette have shades of these. * [[HandsOffParenting Hands-Off Parenting]]: Arguable with Beatrix; while she is not terribly neglectful, she spends the better part of the day in the family's backyard, attempting to dig up a buried fortune, and therefore leaving her daughter Electra not only to her own devices, but also those inherent with being Fenith Island's representative. Additionally, Fenith Island's Descended Dragon, upon laying its egg, promptly departs back to the Forest of Beginnings. * HealingSpring: The hot spring, open once daily, fully restores any HP and RP lost due to battling or more mundane activities, such as farming and fishing. Unlike previous installments, however, it is a free utility. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Goblin Pirate Captain, shortly after the EnemyMine moment.]] * HelloInsertNameHere: Aden, Sonja, Ymir, and [[spoiler:Fangord, the new Arch-Dragon]] all can be renamed to the player's liking. * HeroicSecondWind: Aden experiences this during the final battle, and is able to defeat [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Sonja's possessed body]]]] thanks, in part, to thoughts of his [[ThePowerofFriendship friends]]. ** More specifically, he gets a free resurrection and protection from the boss's ThatOneAttack from each islander he has maxed Friendship with (level 6), plus Sonja and [[spoiler:the Goblin Chief]].Needless to say that for someone who took their time towning around, it becomes a cakewalk. * HeyItsThatVoice: [[ToddHaberkorn Bismark]] is [[RuneFactory3 Micah]], [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Hikaru]], [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu]], [[SoulEater Death the Kid]], and [[KeroroGunsou Keroro.]] ** Hilariously, [[KyleHebert Gerard and the Goblin Captain]] are all voiced by the same English voice actor as [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]. In the Japanese version, [[KatsuyukiKonishi Joe]] shares voice actors with Kamina as well. ** Sonja has the same voice actress as [[RuneFactoryFrontier Melody,]] and Maerwen has the [[KarenStrassman same voice actress]] as [[RuneFactoryFrontier Lara.]] ** The [[BigBad Masked Man]] is [[AxisPowersHetalia Germany]] in the English dub. * HolyBurnsEvil: Pandora's most disliked item? [[GoodHurtsEvil Rosary beads]]. * HopelessBossFight: You can't defeat the dark spirits in the earth and wind temples. ** The final boss's trash-the-whole-field-from-the-sky attack seems to invoke this (forcing ThePowerOfFriendship to come in and save the day). * HotBlooded: Joe can be interpreted as this, as well as Aden, though to a lesser degree. * HumongousMecha: While not explicitly a robot, Ymir the giant golem qualifies as this, since it is big and lumbering, and you 'pilot' it to travel over the ocean. You can even engage in battle against giant monsters with it. * IChooseToStay: After the final battle, the arch-dragon offers to send Aden and Sonja back to their time period. Obviously, they refuse. * ImportantHaircut: After having a heartfelt [[http://wiki.arrowy.org/rfo/index.php?%C2%E6%BB%EC%BD%B8%2F%C3%E7%CE%C9%A4%B7%A5%A4%A5%D9%A5%F3%A5%C8%2F%CC%BF conversation]] with Aden concerning her past, [[spoiler: Mikoto]] receives one, considering it a symbol of rebirth and a declaration of self-confidence. * ImprobableHairstyle: In a setting where the majority of folks have rather sane hair, Odette arguably stands out the most, with a few others - such as Pandora, and perhaps even Joe - following closely behind. * ImprobableWeaponUser: One iteration of the twin blades weapon is... ''giant fireworks.'' One axe weapon that is available is called "Passion", which is...an electric guitar. * [[InexplicableTreasureChest Inexplicable Treasure Chests]]: Appear once again. Many are especially jarring, however, considering that they are neatly located upon previously-sunken islands, which are raised from the ocean depths then thrown several miles before coming back to rest. * InsecureLoveInterest: After beating the main storyline and choosing to continue the game as Aden, you may come across a scene where Odette laments about the scar on her face. Later you may find her at the General Store, trying to buy some foundation from Bismark. If the player marries Odette, she will ask Aden if he's satisfied with her, saying that she wants to be perfect for him but her scar won't let her. The player will be given a choice--either one will make her feel better about herself. * InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Bearing in mind you can double-jump in this game.. even if you can happily walk either side of a low wall, you will not be allowed to leap over it. * IntrepidMerchant: James is this in part, selling a wide variety of wares ranging from house expansions to lottery tickets he presumably obtains elsewhere. * [[CityofAdventure Island of Adventure]]: Fenith Island seems to have an unhealthy habit of attracting all things peculiar, and yet no one seems to think any of this as out-of-the-ordinary. Possessions, physical deities, giants bursting from the earth, talking statues, and a young man with a disembodied soul in his head? It's all good. * ItemCrafting: As mentioned previously, this ability makes a return, offering the player with improvable cooking, alchemy, forging, and carpentry skills. * ItsAlwaysSpring: Averted ''and'' played straight. The seasons change accordingly on Fenith Island, as could be expected, often drawing the attention of the townsfolk, who will comment on the weather. However, certain isles and elemental temples retain a specific season throughout, regardless of what is occurring elsewhere. * JustifiedTutorial: Upon his arrival, Odette takes it upon herself to guide Aden around Fenith Island, giving brief descriptions of various locations as they stop and introducing him to both residents and concepts of the game alike. Furthermore, Aden and Sonja both discuss battle tactics and the like with one another while similarly incorporating rules of play into their conversations. * [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana Are Just Better]]: The ''katana'' and similar blades allow for quick, often devastating blows, despite their narrow line of attack. ** Mikoto uses one, and is wearing the sheath upside down. * TheKlutz: [[{{Dojikko}} Lily]] is rather clumsy, causing her younger siblings to take care of certain chores, such as cooking. She ''is'' quite adept at playing the lute, however, and so functions as Fenith Island's bard, often playing at the bar at night for the patrons. * {{Kuudere}}: [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/images/00037401/ML39Za9N4HR16BN8F2g365d6uGd5Brto.jpg Maerwen]], the de Sainte-Coquilles' maid, is this, though raising her RelationshipValues inevitably helps to [[DefrostingIceQueen melt her]] cold demeanor. * LadyOfWar: Mikoto gives off an impression of this. * LateArrivalSpoiler: Pandora, a mysterious figure with the assumed form of a young woman, introduces herself as [[spoiler: [[EvilOverlord "the dark lord,"]]]] though she [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial quickly corrects]] herself and states she's "merely a witch." Later on, however, she is not entirely shy about discussing her true title. * LethalChef: Lily. Her cooking is so bad that it paralyzes Aden in one scene. * LimitedWardrobe: Subverted. The player can't change Aden and Sonja's clothing, but he or she may create accessories for the protagonists (and any other villager) to wear. * LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Averted very nicely, as can be seen [[http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/11/first-rune-factory-ocean-videos-showcases-a-lack-of-loading-times/ here]]. * LongHairedPrettyboy: James. Said long hair is tied in a loose ponytail, however. Grey, while a bit older, also falls under this with the same conditions. * LoveAtFirstSight: When Joe first meets Sonja. This can be similarly applied to when Violet first meets Aden. * LoveLetterLunacy: Aden's heart events revolve around Sonja receiving such a letter. * LuminescentBlush: A very common occurrence whenever Aden speaks to Violet. * MadScientist: Elena often forces Aden into being a test dummy for her newest golem creations. It is also suggested that she urges Aden and Sonja to let her ''dissect Ymir''. * MagicMusic: Sonja, as well as Odette, Lily, and Violet, are able to sing the Spirit Song, which was previously touched on and heard in ''RuneFactoryFrontier''. As can the [[CrossDressingVoices Masked Man]]. A variation of it is sung at the Dragon Shrine, as well as at the last stage of the monster arena and during [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the final battle]]. * MeaningfulName: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/64.php Ymir]], generally speaking, is a giant from Norse mythology. Additionally, Bacchus is named after the Roman god of wine and revelry, while [[FanNickname Pandora]] is related to the Greek woman associated with releasing evil upon the world, albeit accidentally. Violet is a ShrinkingViolet. * TheMedic: Violet, naturally, given that she is Fenith Island's resident nurse. * MediumAwareness: Some of the characters display this when they are giving out explanations of different gameplay aspects. For instance, Violet will explain Rune Points to you by pointing out the RP gauge in the upper-left corner of the screen. * {{Megane}}: [[{{Adorkable}} Bismark]], appropriately enough. * {{Meganekko}}: Both Maerwen and Jocelyn are this, though the former takes her glasses off during certain situations. * {{Miko}}: Odette is this to Fenith Island's Descended Dragon, and often dutifully accepts a wide range of monetary donations for its shrine, as well as cares for its egg once it departs back to the Forest of Beginnings. * [[MiniGame Minigame Festivals]]: Quite the variety, with a portion of previously-seen events returning and a few new ones added as well. These range from various beach activities, to fishing, to a lottery contest, and to a... fake-marriage day? * MonsterAllies: Monster rearing plays a more notable role in this installment, allowing for ''three'' monsters at a time to be taken adventuring with Aden or Sonja during any one expedition. * MonsterArena: Upon completion of the game, one such one becomes available to either Aden or Sonja to test their mettle within. * [[MultiPlatform Multi-Platform]]: The first ''RuneFactory'' game to be so, in fact. * NamesTheSame: Iris' name is, well, ''the same'' as those of the localized versions of the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires' from ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', separately known as Blanche and Noire. Her name's [[DubNameChange been changed]] to Violet in the localization, likely to avoid this confusion. * TheNapoleon: Elena, though whether her ill-mannered behaviour stems from her height - or lack thereof - or otherwise is not quite known. * NiceHat: Aden. Beatrix and James may count as well, though how much sarcasm one uses in concerns to this will depend. Then there's Sonja's headband-thingy and Candy's zipper-beret... * [[NonIdleRich Non-Idle Rich]]: Amongst other duties, Electra takes up part-time jobs and does the housework, which she doesn't necessarily mind, though much to Maerwen's chagrin. Beatrix isn't idle either, being acting mayor (though it's implied that she does little work at this) and busily attempting to mine the hillside in her back yard. ** Although Electra and Beatrix aren't rich themselves; they just come from a rich family. * NotTheFallThatKillsYou: After the final battle, [[spoiler:Aden and Sonja freefall toward the earth and are stopped suddenly by the power of the spirits.]] One could say they saved them, but it's still impossible. * [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]: People still give Elena candy on Halloween due to how young she looks, but she's at least old enough to marry. * [[OminousFloatingCastle Ominous Floating Shrine]]: Revealed as a result of Aden successfully accomplishing all four elemental temples, formed from their runes and ultimately serving as the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon site]] of [[HighAltitudeBattle the final confrontation]]. * [[{{Samurai}} Onna-bugeisha]]: Mikoto, of course, though reluctantly. * OurDemonsAreDifferent: While Pandora can, at times, exhibit more stereotypical traits associated with her race, such as intolerance of holy objects, she has no issues dwelling within Fenith Island's church once she has been fully revived from her [[TakenForGranite petrification]]. Furthermore, she's capable of being rather [[AffablyEvil amiable]] and even helpful, as previously mentioned. * OurDragonsAreDifferent: In Aden’s and Sonja’s world, dragons - specifically called “Descended Dragons” in-game - seem to roam free, and at least four of the same species can be seen flying overhead at one point. Despite this, this seems to be a somewhat disconcerting matter, as neither Aden nor Sonja seem too pleased about the occurrence. Once they are transported to Fenith Island, however, one of those same dragons and its young, which serves as the Dragon Gods, are often interacted with and command more reverence than fear. * [[OurElvesAreBetter Our Elves Are Different]]: Maerwen and Tabatha are two, both of whom seem to be a part of a [[ServantTropes growing trend]] in the ''RuneFactory'' universe, though neither minds her position in life. Additionally, Maerwen frequently makes a direct reference to "Dark Elves," even mentioning that her [[LampshadeHanging odd name]] means something to the affect of "white flowers on the water" among her people. * OurGoblinsAreDifferent: The [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/74.php Goblin Captain]] is the head of the local [[VillainByDefault pirates]], a group of rather [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual]], [[GoldfishPoopGang persistent]] antagonists. Aden and the Captain later come to an [[DefeatMeansFriendship understanding]], however. * PatchworkKids: The physical characteristics of Aden's or Sonja's children largely depend upon whom they marry; for example, should the former be-wed the latter, their [[http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8265/img0071ay.jpg son]] will inherit his mother's pink hair and turquoise eyes. * PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler: Lily]] becomes subjected to this as a result of possession, as well as [[spoiler: Odette]], who soon thereafter comes to [[spoiler: her sister]]'s aid. Additionally, [[spoiler: Pandora becomes possessed by her own father several times, as he disapproves of her being in a relationship, as well as for other various reasons]]. Oh, and then there's [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Sonja's body in the guise of the Masked Man]]]] too. * PhysicalGod: Fenith Island's Descended Dragon is this, being that its kind is normally abundant elsewhere. * PimpedOutDress: Electra, even though her family is poor. * PinkGirlBlueBoy: Sonja and Aden. Relates to the "Color Coded" trope above. Can also be applied to [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/12.php Quinn]] and [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/11.php Kelsey]]. * PluckyGirl: Sonja, certainly. Despite being forced to live in another's body as a virtual spirit for an unspecified amount of time, on top of being trapped in a world that's not her own, her naturally bright disposition is rarely dampened. * [[PointlessBandAid Pointless Band-Aid]]: Sierra has one on the right side of her face. * PointyEars: Maerwen has these, though unlike previous representations of those of her race, her ears are at a more perpendicular, somewhat down-facing position upon her head. Tabatha's, on the other hand, are more standard in shape and position, though are often hidden by her bonnet. * PowersViaPossession: [[spoiler: Odette]], complete with [[MindControlEyes altered eye color]] and a distinctly [[VoicesAreMental different voice]]. [[spoiler: She]] has some degree of control over this, however, which proves useful in many a situation. * ThePrankster: Joe can be this at times. * PrecociousCrush: [[spoiler: Kelsey has one on Violet.]] * RainbowPimpGear: Some of the better items in the game are some of the more ridiculous looking ones. One of the best pieces of head gear is an elephant mask for instance. * [[RaisedByGrandparents Raised By Grandparent]]: Joe lives with his grandfather, Bacchus, off Fenith Island's local pier. The two tend to clash over the validity of his profession. * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Pandora is at very least 400 years old, but still appears to be a young woman. * [[RoseHairedGirl Rose-Haired Girl]]: Sonja's pink hair is one of her most defining physical features. * SaintlyChurch: The church on Fenith Island is multifunctional, acting as a religious center, an infirmary and drug store, and a place to be wed. It also serves as a home of sorts for the orphans Quinn and Kelsey, as well as Pandora later on. * ScarsAreForever: Odette has a slim scar under her right eye and an arguably more prominent one upon her upper right arm, of which is partially concealed by an armband. Grey, too, has one on the left side of his face, and Bacchus has many on his arms. The extent, impact - if any - and circumstances of or behind these injuries are currently unknown, though, of course, they might just be there to [[GoodScarsEvilScars look cool]], too. ** Actually, Odette does, indeed, explain her scar. Sonja asks about it and Odette is surprised she had just noticed. She goes on to awkwardly explain that it had come from a time when she was a child, sharpening a knife, and tried to cut a rock with it. Hilarity Ensued. * SeadogBeard: Who else ''but'' Bacchus would have this? * [[SeaMonster Sea Monsters]]: Come in several varieties, and often serve as the main adversaries for Ymir when out on the open ocean. * SharingABody: What Aden must do with Sonja. Of note, however, is Sonja's ability to take control of Aden somewhat, which allows her to accomplish tasks she otherwise would not be able to do, given the circumstances; others can also communicate with her, to some degree. Nevertheless, it still proves to be awkward for Sonja, of course, as she must comply with Aden's rules during various - and sometimes uncomfortable - situations. * ShoutOut: During the TestOfCourage, Joe says, [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "I ain't afraid of no ghost!"]] ** -->Elena:"I just finished upgrading your golem!" -->Aden:"Really? How? [[TheIronGiant Can it fly now?]]" ** At one point when Odette asks Aden about her cooking, he says she needs to "kick it up a notch." ** The mushroom's item description says that "some are poisonous while [[SuperMarioBros others make you grow bigger.]]" * ShrinkingViolet: Violet has a tendency of being unable to speak and blushing furiously when around Aden, though raising her RelationshipValues assuages said problems. Kelsey, too, is debilitatingly shy, particularly so around none other than the aforementioned [[PrecociousCrush Violet]]. * SiblingYinYang: Quinn, the sister, enjoys [[CheerfulChild playing outside]], while Kelsey, the brother, prefers to stay indoors [[{{Bookworm}} reading books]]. Additionally, Bismarck is a [[ShopKeeper diligent and talented businessman]], while his sister Sierra lacks all motivation to properly do her job, instead preferring to [[AllWorkVsAllPlay skip work and have fun]], much to his chagrin. James and Elena may also qualify, too. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Japanese version, Sarah and Maerwen are subject to this, given the way their names are written and due to the conventions surrounding ''katakana''; as such, the former can be referred to as Sera or Sela, amongst other iterations, while the latter can be referred to as Merupurin or Melpulin. Furthermore, Elena is occasionally referred to as ''He''lena, Lily is often referred to as Lili, Electra is often referred to as Elektra, Jocelyn is often referred to as Jaslyn or Juslyn, Bismarck is sometimes referred to as Bismark, and Pandora is ''technically'' supposed to be Pandra - at least according to the pre-order material - but that's not nearly as cool. A couple of them have had completely different {{Dub Name Change}}s, including Sarah to Sierra and Melprine to Maerwen. * SpoiledSweet: Elektra, of course. * StableTimeLoop: As typical for this trope, understanding this one will cause quite a few headaches: ** [[spoiler: Aden and Sonja were summoned into present-day Fenith from their own time 200 years in the past, though they are not quite aware of this for most of the game. Months later, towards the end of the story, they attempt to summon the Wind Dragon Priestess from 200 years in the past, only for the summoning to be intercepted and the priestess gets stuck in some other unspecified time period. As it turns out, Sonja is the Wind Dragon Priestess, and the “unspecified time period” she got stuck in was the time several months before, at the beginning of the game. So Aden and Sonja were dragged out of their time in the past by themselves, trying to drag who they didn’t know were themselves from their time in the past, after having themselves been dragged out of their time by themselves trying to unknowingly drag who they didn’t know were themselves from their time in the past and so on and so forth.]] ** As a bonus, they were attempting to do this because the lineage of the Wind Dragon Priestess had died out 200 years before. In truth, [[spoiler: the last Wind Dragon Priestess had been yanked out of her time before she had any children, by the very ritual they were performing, which in turn was only necessary because the priestess had been yanked out of her time before she had any children.]] Time travel is fun! * TheStoic: Both played straight ''and'' subverted with Mikoto. While she more often than not can be seen with an unflappable disposition, she can, for example, [[NotSoStoic have quite a sudden temper or abrupt moments of emotion]]. The latter becomes especially apparent once she has been sufficiently befriended, or when a [[CutenessProximity cute animal]] happens by her path. * SuperSpeed: Anette, to some degree, has this. * SupremeChef: Odette is a great cook. Her sister [[LethalChef Lily on the other hand]]... * SweetTooth: Sonja, Lily, Elena and James all have this, though to varying degrees. * TeamMom: Lily has taken up this role in the household, often looking after her younger siblings. * TestOfCourage: Sierra holds one in the seaside cave, where there's rumored to be a ghost. * ThemeTwinNaming: ''Kilt'' and ''Knit''. Quinn and Kelsey for the English. * TheWikiRule [[http://therunefactory.wikia.com/wiki/Rune_Factory_Wiki Here]] * ThirdPersonPerson: Elena does this. * TimeTravel: It's implied shortly after they land that Aden and Sonja are from a couple hundred years in the past. * {{Tomboy}}: Sierra, obviously. * {{Tsundere}}: Mikoto - so much so that she even threatens to slice Aden in two should he, supposedly, attempt anything "unwholesome." Additionally, Odette is this in part, and Elena goes so far as to call James an "idiot." * TurnsRed: Played straight, both literally and figuratively. * UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Should the player decide to have Aden or Sonja become betrothed to any other possible marriageable candidate. * UnusualEars: Pandora has these, which widen at the top and are slightly segmented by ridges, perhaps reinforcing her demonic background. * UnusualEyebrows: Maerwen has these, which, at first glance, almost appear to be tattoos of some sort. As to why they are like that has yet to be explained. * VerbalTic: Bonaparte has a peculiar propensity for ending certain words with random suffixes, while Lily has a tendency of saying "Oh my," somewhat indiscriminately, during conversations. * VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Should the player decide to have Aden become betrothed to Sonja, or visa versa. * VoicesAreMental: Sonja's voice is apparently attached to her consciousness; her voice can be heard without using Aden's body at all. ** [[spoiler:Odette]] also takes on a very different voice when channeling the arch-dragon. ** [[spoiler:The Masked Man, as well, has a deep, masculine voice -- even though he's using Sonja's body.]] * WeBuyAnything: "Gemini" in particular, does this, purchasing anything from clothing to food items to weapons from Aden or Sonja. * WellIntentionedExtremist: The Masked Man seems to lean toward this. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water?]]: Upon asking her why she is rarely seen on the beach despite her fondness of the ocean, a flustered [[spoiler: Mikoto]] admits to Aden and Sonja that she does not swim. After a [[http://wiki.arrowy.org/rfo/index.php?%C2%E6%BB%EC%BD%B8%2F%C3%E7%CE%C9%A4%B7%A5%A4%A5%D9%A5%F3%A5%C8%2F%CC%BF conversation]] further concerning this, she offhandedly alludes to her ''possible'' aquaphobia. [[spoiler:Seems like she [[http://img01.otaden.jp/usr/sukeb/TS3D0397.JPG overcomes her fears]] somewhat in the end, though]]. * WhoWearsShortShorts: Even the winter cold does not deter Sierra from this. * [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]: Dialogue reveals this is Pandora's ultimate goal, despite her initial denial. She then goes on to induct Aden and Sonja as her chief followers, discusses her strategical tactics with them, and recruits Quinn and Kelsey to her cause. * YamatoNadeshiko: ** Downplayed with Lily; despite her refined personality, she has no domestic traits. ** Violet is a straighter example. * [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Colorful Hair]]: Aden (light blue), Sonja (pink), Electra (blue), Odette (lavender), Jocelyn (dark purple), Joe (vermilion), Maerwen (green), Tabatha (purple), and Pandora (silvery white) all exhibit this.
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rune_Factory_Oceans_Box_Art_Official_9633.jpg The fifth overall game of the ''RuneFactory'' series – as well as the second for the {{Wii}}, the first for the PS3, and [[OlderThanTheyThink supposedly the first to feature a female protagonist]] as an option – ''Rune Factory Oceans'' (known as ''Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny'' in North America) is the latest installment in the ''RuneFactory'' franchise. Released in Japan on February 24th 2011, and in the US on October 11, 2011, the following details might be, of course, revealing to some. Read with caution - spoilers abound. The story begins when childhood friends [[TheHero Aden]] and [[ActionGirl Sonja]] are enveloped in a bright light, and whisked away to another world. Upon awaking, however, Aden finds his childhood friend nowhere in sight – rather, her consciousness has been transported [[SharingABody into his own body]]. A young lady by the name of Odette soon discovers Aden, and offers him housing neighboring the "Three Sisters" inn that she and her two siblings, Lily and Violet, run. Sometime thereafter, though, a giant rises from a large, sudden rift in the ground – the result of a seed that Aden and Sonja had planted previous to their current circumstances – and descends upon the land. Finding the being [[UglyCute cute]], Sonja names it [[MeaningfulName Ymir]], who then permits the two to ride on him as he walks about the ocean. With this, new islands are upturned, sea monsters are fought, and the strange place Aden and Sonja are stranded in is slowly uncovered. Through all of this, the player may either control Aden or, after her body is recovered, Sonja, in addition to Ymir, who battles the larger enemies to be had in the game and raises upward of thirty lands - some of which may be farmed in lieu of a traditional field. Combat is once again conducted in real-time, though rhythm will factor as a larger part of success. [[ItemCrafting Item synthesis]], [[MonsterAllies monster rearing]], and [[DatingSim relationship-building]] also remain as staples, and the ability to [[DoubleJump jump]] has been added. [[CharacterPortrait Portraits]], however, have been swapped out in favor of [[http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/22/why-character-portraits-are-missing-from-rune-factory-oceans/ "more-expressive"]] in-game models when talking with a character, though the player can now change the accessory displayed on that character with the press of a button when speaking with him or her. ---- This installment includes: * ActionGirl: Sonja, obviously being a protagonist, is this. ** ActionMom / PregnantBadass: Sonja can become both if you play as her. * AerithAndBob: This is clearly in effect when there's an Aden, who talks to both a [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Kilt]] and a [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Knit]] (In the Japanese version only, Knit and Kilt are renamed to Quinn and Kelsey for the English release), who then talk to a Sonja, who then speaks with a Violet and a James. There are others too, of course, and they likewise fit into this diverse spectrum. * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:The Masked Man's goal. [[RuneFactoryFrontier This seems to be a theme for RF villains.]]]] * TheAlcoholic: Applies to the pub-frequenting [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/15.php Bacchus]], who, admittedly, appears to drink simply because he enjoys it, and not for emotional reasons. * ArtificialAtmosphericActions: In addition to the main characters, various N.P.C.s will come and go through Fenith Island, following their own schedules and discussing what they will with either Sonja or Aden. * AwesomeMcCoolname: The [[RichPeople de Sainte-Coquilles]] make a return in this title, with a mother and daughter. Their names? [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/10.php Bonaparte]] and [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/28.php Elektra]] respectively. Then there's "Sisters'" chef [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/26.php Odette]], shop-keeper Sierra's twin brother [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/25.php Bismark]], and the enigmatic woman [[http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/runeoceans/special/images/bnr_l14.gif Pandora]]. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Being of the chivalrous sort, [[NiceGuy Bismarck]] [[HeroicBystander will not stand by idly]] upon seeing men act to the contrary toward women, as can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/OtogiClover#p/u/7/azod--rnkv4 here at 3:07]]. ** Also, Father Gerard is feared for a reason... * {{Bifauxnen}}: The local general store owner, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/29.php Sierra]], is this, in addition to [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/06.php Mikoto]], a guard hired to protect Fenith Island. The latter fits this better than the former, however, as even in-game characters mistake her for a male. * BigBad: A mysterious robed individual by the apt moniker of the "[[http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2422/26754887.jpg Masked Man]]" serves as this. * BigBrotherInstinct: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/30.php James]] has this toward his younger sister, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/03.php Elena]]. He eventually goes on to mention to Aden that he will [[MySisterIsOffLimits "not hand her out so freely."]] * BigEater: Beatrix is this, largely seen when acting as the host and head judge of the annual cooking competition. * TheBlacksmith: Elena. In addition to her smithy work, she also makes and uses partially-mechanical [[{{Golem}} golems]] - one of which runs the weapons shop, "Chronos," for her. * BodyLanguage: Owed largely to the new in-game models, characters now display a good variety of expressive gestures, allowing the player to infer what's being said even if the language is not entirely understood or surmise the personality of a specific individual from his or her on-screen actions. * CelShaded: The graphics have a decidedly "storybook-like" feel to them, and help to further accentuate the tropical, Greek-inspired scenery. * CaptainObvious: Aden (And Sonja, and Aden!Sonja) is this. ** ''"To the Harbor? This must take me down to the harbor."'' ** ''"It's a streetlight. It's doing... pretty much exactly what you'd expect a streetlight to do."'' ** Sonja is particularly fond of this while trapped in Aden's body, spouting off the time of day and the weather when it's clearly visible and shouting "Monsters!" whenever monsters are nearby. Strangely enough, she does that last one during boss battles, too; even during the fight with [[spoiler:her own possessed body]]. * CharacterCustomization: Way overdone. There as many stats for you to work with as there are monsters. There are even seperate stats for fighting different types of monsters, or for jumping, double jumping (which isn't any harder than jumping) and swinging your sword while jumping. * CharacterDevelopment: If there's one thing the ''RuneFactory'' series knows how to do right, it's this. * ChildhoodFriends: In one of Odette's heart events, Aden says that he and Sonja have known each other since they were born. * CloudCuckooLander: Beatrix's general personality and habits can lean toward being rather bizarre at times. * ColorCodedCharacters: Aden? He's the one with light silvery-blue hair. Sonja? She's the one with pink. ''Shocking''. * ContinuityNod: [[RuneFactoryFrontier Candy, Anette, and Tabatha]] [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/20039474.html visit]] Fenith Island with roles similar to those had when still residing in Trampoli - the exception to this is the formermost, who is now a student at the Royal Magic Academy of Norad researching local spiritual phenomena. Furthermore, various musical themes from the preceding title also return. ** If you marry Odette, Sierra says that she's jealous of you because you get to eat Odette's cooking every day. She jokingly says that she now wants to marry Odette, and asks Odette to marry her. [[RuneFactoryFrontier This is a reference to Lara's wedding in Rune Factory Frontier,]] where Selphy jokingly says that she wants to marry Lara. ** The Goblin Pirate Captain's home is in the [[RuneFactory3 Univir settlement]]. ** Before they get TrappedInAnotherWorld, Aden says he's going to help out in Weber's fields. As we found out in ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', [[spoiler:Weber is actually Kross.]] ** When Maerwen finds that [[RuneFactoryFrontier Tabatha]] has come to Fenith Island, Maerwen calls Tabatha [[spoiler: "my queen."]] * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Applies to Electra, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/25.php Lily]], [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/27.php Violet]], Mikoto, Bismarck, [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/images/00037401/BQ542fhuw77yy7taQC7hYg18EcF435Qu.jpg Jocelyn]], and Tabatha. * CuteLittleFangs: Inverted with Pandora, as they don't necessarily make her look any less menacing, and, arguably, help to add to her already somewhat sinister appearance. * [[CuteMonster Cute Monsters]]: As if they weren't cute before, [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/61.php woolies]] have become even more-so in this installment. As have [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/63.php the buffamoos]]. * [[BlackMagic Dark Magic]]: The Masked Man uses this in conjunction with a large - and rather ornate - [[{{BFS}} broadsword]]. Pandora was once able to wield such powers as well, though she is no longer able to do so. * DeadpanSnarker: Mikoto is said to be something close to this. * DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Unlike previously, one need not pay monetarily for a complete loss of HP - instead, either Aden or Sonja will awake with a cold the following morning. * DoYouWantToHaggle?: Aden and Sonja can attempt to bargain prices, especially at "Gemini," the general store. Their success isn't always a guarantee, however. * DualWielding: Appears once more, as can be seen [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201010/images/00034624/wBlKUz5aIqP2y68rLFNu2JkoY7eA9hEL.html here]], and is actually set as the default weapons ability. * EasyAmnesia: Subverted. It's been emphasized that neither Aden nor Sonja have amnesia, marking them as the first protagonists in the series to not have such. * EmbodimentOfVirtue: Mikoto strives to cultivate various virtues as part of her profession. * EncyclopaedicKnowledge: Applies to Jocelyn, as she has to be, at the very least, ''somewhat'' learned in order appraise the various and random items brought to her. * [[{{Expy}} Expies]]: [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Daisuke]] is the local treasure hunter? [[{{Vocaloid}} Rin]] is James' younger sister? [[DotHack Tsukasa]] is aspiring to be the main protagonist? ''Preposterous!'' * [[ExpressiveShirt Expressive Clothes]]: Pandora's floating scarf often reacts to her emotions, hovering casually when she is calm or twisting slightly when she is angered. * [[PimpedOutDress Fancy Gown]]: Electra certainly has one of the more extravagant dresses seen on any character, of which has tools and various clothier paraphernalia spread about her person, likely used for her accessory crafting. * {{Fanservice}}: On the menu screen where you can check your relationship status with the bachelor/ettes, a press of a button shifts their profile image from fully clothed to bikini-clad. * [[FetchQuest Fetch Quests]]: Make a return, though require Aden or Sonja to travel across ''miles'' of open sea to complete. * FieryRedhead: Joe, unsurprisingly, is this. * FriendlyEnemy: Pandora to both Aden and Sonja. The three can strike up a nice, somewhat friendly conversation, for example, only to have Pandora easily turn their chat around into a dark and menacing exchange, then back to amiable banter again soon thereafter. She also proves relatively helpful later on in the game. Additionally, she seems to be on relatively good terms with Fenith Island's younger citizens, one of whom addresses her as [[AffectionateNickname "Devil-chan."]] * FriendshipMoment: Aden and Sonja have one early on in the game, where they declare they care deeply for one another before being enveloped in a mysterious, white light that serves as a catalyst for the plot. Later on, after the final battle has ended, Aden protects an unconscious Sonja as the two free-fall back to earth. * FunPersonified: Sierra, of course! * GadgeteerGenius: Elena is this, to some degree, given the partially-mechanical nature of the golems she builds, though sometimes her experimentations fail her. Otherwise, her expertise knowledge does not seem to deviate from this area much. * GenderBlenderName: In the Japanese version, not only is Beatrix's name Bonaparte typically associated with a [[NapoleonBonaparte male]], but she's [[LarynxDissonance voiced by one]] as well. * GenkiGirl: Sierra, while not an extreme example, tends to be more extroverted than most other characters. Quinn may count as well. * GiantEnemyCrab: Seen [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/77.php here]]. The game is set on an ocean, after all. * GiantSquid: Because what self-respecting game revolving around an ocean ''wouldn't'' have [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/58.php one]]? * [[GogglesDoNothing The Goggles Do Nothing]]: Joe's, as well as Bacchus', are subjected to this. ** However, you can make Joe's [[GoodBadTranslation googles]] and wear them yourself, in which case they raise your defense. * GoldfishPoopGang: The Goblin Pirate Gang, [[spoiler: before the EnemyMine moment in the Water Temple and the Captain's eventual HeelFaceTurn]]. * {{Gonk}}: Unforunately for her, Beatrix takes after the de Sainte-Coquille fathers. * GoodShepherd: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/12.php Father Grey]], Fenith Island's priest, is this. * GrandTheftMe: Sonja has this happen to her at the beginning of the game, [[spoiler:largely as a result of the [[BodySnatcher Masked Man]]'s meddling]]. * [[GreenEyedMonster Green-Eyed Monster]]: Because of their current [[SharingABody circumstances]], Sonja will become increasingly more jealous as Aden develops his relationships with those of the opposite gender. The same can be said of him, too, though. * GreenEyes: Both Sonja and Anette have shades of these. * [[HandsOffParenting Hands-Off Parenting]]: Arguable with Beatrix; while she is not terribly neglectful, she spends the better part of the day in the family's backyard, attempting to dig up a buried fortune, and therefore leaving her daughter Electra not only to her own devices, but also those inherent with being Fenith Island's representative. Additionally, Fenith Island's Descended Dragon, upon laying its egg, promptly departs back to the Forest of Beginnings. * HealingSpring: The hot spring, open once daily, fully restores any HP and RP lost due to battling or more mundane activities, such as farming and fishing. Unlike previous installments, however, it is a free utility. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Goblin Pirate Captain, shortly after the EnemyMine moment.]] * HelloInsertNameHere: Aden, Sonja, Ymir, and [[spoiler:Fangord, the new Arch-Dragon]] all can be renamed to the player's liking. * HeroicSecondWind: Aden experiences this during the final battle, and is able to defeat [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Sonja's possessed body]]]] thanks, in part, to thoughts of his [[ThePowerofFriendship friends]]. ** More specifically, he gets a free resurrection and protection from the boss's ThatOneAttack from each islander he has maxed Friendship with (level 6), plus Sonja and [[spoiler:the Goblin Chief]].Needless to say that for someone who took their time towning around, it becomes a cakewalk. * HeyItsThatVoice: [[ToddHaberkorn Bismark]] is [[RuneFactory3 Micah]], [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Hikaru]], [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu]], [[SoulEater Death the Kid]], and [[KeroroGunsou Keroro.]] ** Hilariously, [[KyleHebert Gerard and the Goblin Captain]] are all voiced by the same English voice actor as [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]. In the Japanese version, [[KatsuyukiKonishi Joe]] shares voice actors with Kamina as well. ** Sonja has the same voice actress as [[RuneFactoryFrontier Melody,]] and Maerwen has the [[KarenStrassman same voice actress]] as [[RuneFactoryFrontier Lara.]] ** The [[BigBad Masked Man]] is [[AxisPowersHetalia Germany]] in the English dub. * HolyBurnsEvil: Pandora's most disliked item? [[GoodHurtsEvil Rosary beads]]. * HopelessBossFight: You can't defeat the dark spirits in the earth and wind temples. ** The final boss's trash-the-whole-field-from-the-sky attack seems to invoke this (forcing ThePowerOfFriendship to come in and save the day). * HotBlooded: Joe can be interpreted as this, as well as Aden, though to a lesser degree. * HumongousMecha: While not explicitly a robot, Ymir the giant golem qualifies as this, since it is big and lumbering, and you 'pilot' it to travel over the ocean. You can even engage in battle against giant monsters with it. * IChooseToStay: After the final battle, the arch-dragon offers to send Aden and Sonja back to their time period. Obviously, they refuse. * ImportantHaircut: After having a heartfelt [[http://wiki.arrowy.org/rfo/index.php?%C2%E6%BB%EC%BD%B8%2F%C3%E7%CE%C9%A4%B7%A5%A4%A5%D9%A5%F3%A5%C8%2F%CC%BF conversation]] with Aden concerning her past, [[spoiler: Mikoto]] receives one, considering it a symbol of rebirth and a declaration of self-confidence. * ImprobableHairstyle: In a setting where the majority of folks have rather sane hair, Odette arguably stands out the most, with a few others - such as Pandora, and perhaps even Joe - following closely behind. * ImprobableWeaponUser: One iteration of the twin blades weapon is... ''giant fireworks.'' One axe weapon that is available is called "Passion", which is...an electric guitar. * [[InexplicableTreasureChest Inexplicable Treasure Chests]]: Appear once again. Many are especially jarring, however, considering that they are neatly located upon previously-sunken islands, which are raised from the ocean depths then thrown several miles before coming back to rest. * InsecureLoveInterest: After beating the main storyline and choosing to continue the game as Aden, you may come across a scene where Odette laments about the scar on her face. Later you may find her at the General Store, trying to buy some foundation from Bismark. If the player marries Odette, she will ask Aden if he's satisfied with her, saying that she wants to be perfect for him but her scar won't let her. The player will be given a choice--either one will make her feel better about herself. * InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Bearing in mind you can double-jump in this game.. even if you can happily walk either side of a low wall, you will not be allowed to leap over it. * IntrepidMerchant: James is this in part, selling a wide variety of wares ranging from house expansions to lottery tickets he presumably obtains elsewhere. * [[CityofAdventure Island of Adventure]]: Fenith Island seems to have an unhealthy habit of attracting all things peculiar, and yet no one seems to think any of this as out-of-the-ordinary. Possessions, physical deities, giants bursting from the earth, talking statues, and a young man with a disembodied soul in his head? It's all good. * ItemCrafting: As mentioned previously, this ability makes a return, offering the player with improvable cooking, alchemy, forging, and carpentry skills. * ItsAlwaysSpring: Averted ''and'' played straight. The seasons change accordingly on Fenith Island, as could be expected, often drawing the attention of the townsfolk, who will comment on the weather. However, certain isles and elemental temples retain a specific season throughout, regardless of what is occurring elsewhere. * JustifiedTutorial: Upon his arrival, Odette takes it upon herself to guide Aden around Fenith Island, giving brief descriptions of various locations as they stop and introducing him to both residents and concepts of the game alike. Furthermore, Aden and Sonja both discuss battle tactics and the like with one another while similarly incorporating rules of play into their conversations. * [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana Are Just Better]]: The ''katana'' and similar blades allow for quick, often devastating blows, despite their narrow line of attack. ** Mikoto uses one, and is wearing the sheath upside down. * TheKlutz: [[{{Dojikko}} Lily]] is rather clumsy, causing her younger siblings to take care of certain chores, such as cooking. She ''is'' quite adept at playing the lute, however, and so functions as Fenith Island's bard, often playing at the bar at night for the patrons. * {{Kuudere}}: [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/images/00037401/ML39Za9N4HR16BN8F2g365d6uGd5Brto.jpg Maerwen]], the de Sainte-Coquilles' maid, is this, though raising her RelationshipValues inevitably helps to [[DefrostingIceQueen melt her]] cold demeanor. * LadyOfWar: Mikoto gives off an impression of this. * LateArrivalSpoiler: Pandora, a mysterious figure with the assumed form of a young woman, introduces herself as [[spoiler: [[EvilOverlord "the dark lord,"]]]] though she [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial quickly corrects]] herself and states she's "merely a witch." Later on, however, she is not entirely shy about discussing her true title. * LethalChef: Lily. Her cooking is so bad that it paralyzes Aden in one scene. * LimitedWardrobe: Subverted. The player can't change Aden and Sonja's clothing, but he or she may create accessories for the protagonists (and any other villager) to wear. * LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Averted very nicely, as can be seen [[http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/11/first-rune-factory-ocean-videos-showcases-a-lack-of-loading-times/ here]]. * LongHairedPrettyboy: James. Said long hair is tied in a loose ponytail, however. Grey, while a bit older, also falls under this with the same conditions. * LoveAtFirstSight: When Joe first meets Sonja. This can be similarly applied to when Violet first meets Aden. * LoveLetterLunacy: Aden's heart events revolve around Sonja receiving such a letter. * LuminescentBlush: A very common occurrence whenever Aden speaks to Violet. * MadScientist: Elena often forces Aden into being a test dummy for her newest golem creations. It is also suggested that she urges Aden and Sonja to let her ''dissect Ymir''. * MagicMusic: Sonja, as well as Odette, Lily, and Violet, are able to sing the Spirit Song, which was previously touched on and heard in ''RuneFactoryFrontier''. As can the [[CrossDressingVoices Masked Man]]. A variation of it is sung at the Dragon Shrine, as well as at the last stage of the monster arena and during [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the final battle]]. * MeaningfulName: [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/64.php Ymir]], generally speaking, is a giant from Norse mythology. Additionally, Bacchus is named after the Roman god of wine and revelry, while [[FanNickname Pandora]] is related to the Greek woman associated with releasing evil upon the world, albeit accidentally. Violet is a ShrinkingViolet. * TheMedic: Violet, naturally, given that she is Fenith Island's resident nurse. * MediumAwareness: Some of the characters display this when they are giving out explanations of different gameplay aspects. For instance, Violet will explain Rune Points to you by pointing out the RP gauge in the upper-left corner of the screen. * {{Megane}}: [[{{Adorkable}} Bismark]], appropriately enough. * {{Meganekko}}: Both Maerwen and Jocelyn are this, though the former takes her glasses off during certain situations. * {{Miko}}: Odette is this to Fenith Island's Descended Dragon, and often dutifully accepts a wide range of monetary donations for its shrine, as well as cares for its egg once it departs back to the Forest of Beginnings. * [[MiniGame Minigame Festivals]]: Quite the variety, with a portion of previously-seen events returning and a few new ones added as well. These range from various beach activities, to fishing, to a lottery contest, and to a... fake-marriage day? * MonsterAllies: Monster rearing plays a more notable role in this installment, allowing for ''three'' monsters at a time to be taken adventuring with Aden or Sonja during any one expedition. * MonsterArena: Upon completion of the game, one such one becomes available to either Aden or Sonja to test their mettle within. * [[MultiPlatform Multi-Platform]]: The first ''RuneFactory'' game to be so, in fact. * NamesTheSame: Iris' name is, well, ''the same'' as those of the localized versions of the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires' from ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', separately known as Blanche and Noire. Her name's [[DubNameChange been changed]] to Violet in the localization, likely to avoid this confusion. * TheNapoleon: Elena, though whether her ill-mannered behaviour stems from her height - or lack thereof - or otherwise is not quite known. * NiceHat: Aden. Beatrix and James may count as well, though how much sarcasm one uses in concerns to this will depend. Then there's Sonja's headband-thingy and Candy's zipper-beret... * [[NonIdleRich Non-Idle Rich]]: Amongst other duties, Electra takes up part-time jobs and does the housework, which she doesn't necessarily mind, though much to Maerwen's chagrin. Beatrix isn't idle either, being acting mayor (though it's implied that she does little work at this) and busily attempting to mine the hillside in her back yard. ** Although Electra and Beatrix aren't rich themselves; they just come from a rich family. * NotTheFallThatKillsYou: After the final battle, [[spoiler:Aden and Sonja freefall toward the earth and are stopped suddenly by the power of the spirits.]] One could say they saved them, but it's still impossible. * [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]: People still give Elena candy on Halloween due to how young she looks, but she's at least old enough to marry. * [[OminousFloatingCastle Ominous Floating Shrine]]: Revealed as a result of Aden successfully accomplishing all four elemental temples, formed from their runes and ultimately serving as the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon site]] of [[HighAltitudeBattle the final confrontation]]. * [[{{Samurai}} Onna-bugeisha]]: Mikoto, of course, though reluctantly. * OurDemonsAreDifferent: While Pandora can, at times, exhibit more stereotypical traits associated with her race, such as intolerance of holy objects, she has no issues dwelling within Fenith Island's church once she has been fully revived from her [[TakenForGranite petrification]]. Furthermore, she's capable of being rather [[AffablyEvil amiable]] and even helpful, as previously mentioned. * OurDragonsAreDifferent: In Aden’s and Sonja’s world, dragons - specifically called “Descended Dragons” in-game - seem to roam free, and at least four of the same species can be seen flying overhead at one point. Despite this, this seems to be a somewhat disconcerting matter, as neither Aden nor Sonja seem too pleased about the occurrence. Once they are transported to Fenith Island, however, one of those same dragons and its young, which serves as the Dragon Gods, are often interacted with and command more reverence than fear. * [[OurElvesAreBetter Our Elves Are Different]]: Maerwen and Tabatha are two, both of whom seem to be a part of a [[ServantTropes growing trend]] in the ''RuneFactory'' universe, though neither minds her position in life. Additionally, Maerwen frequently makes a direct reference to "Dark Elves," even mentioning that her [[LampshadeHanging odd name]] means something to the affect of "white flowers on the water" among her people. * OurGoblinsAreDifferent: The [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/110114/74.php Goblin Captain]] is the head of the local [[VillainByDefault pirates]], a group of rather [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual]], [[GoldfishPoopGang persistent]] antagonists. Aden and the Captain later come to an [[DefeatMeansFriendship understanding]], however. * PatchworkKids: The physical characteristics of Aden's or Sonja's children largely depend upon whom they marry; for example, should the former be-wed the latter, their [[http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8265/img0071ay.jpg son]] will inherit his mother's pink hair and turquoise eyes. * PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler: Lily]] becomes subjected to this as a result of possession, as well as [[spoiler: Odette]], who soon thereafter comes to [[spoiler: her sister]]'s aid. Additionally, [[spoiler: Pandora becomes possessed by her own father several times, as he disapproves of her being in a relationship, as well as for other various reasons]]. Oh, and then there's [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Sonja's body in the guise of the Masked Man]]]] too. * PhysicalGod: Fenith Island's Descended Dragon is this, being that its kind is normally abundant elsewhere. * PimpedOutDress: Electra, even though her family is poor. * PinkGirlBlueBoy: Sonja and Aden. Relates to the "Color Coded" trope above. Can also be applied to [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/12.php Quinn]] and [[http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/runeoceans/101222/11.php Kelsey]]. * PluckyGirl: Sonja, certainly. Despite being forced to live in another's body as a virtual spirit for an unspecified amount of time, on top of being trapped in a world that's not her own, her naturally bright disposition is rarely dampened. * [[PointlessBandAid Pointless Band-Aid]]: Sierra has one on the right side of her face. * PointyEars: Maerwen has these, though unlike previous representations of those of her race, her ears are at a more perpendicular, somewhat down-facing position upon her head. Tabatha's, on the other hand, are more standard in shape and position, though are often hidden by her bonnet. * PowersViaPossession: [[spoiler: Odette]], complete with [[MindControlEyes altered eye color]] and a distinctly [[VoicesAreMental different voice]]. [[spoiler: She]] has some degree of control over this, however, which proves useful in many a situation. * ThePrankster: Joe can be this at times. * PrecociousCrush: [[spoiler: Kelsey has one on Violet.]] * RainbowPimpGear: Some of the better items in the game are some of the more ridiculous looking ones. One of the best pieces of head gear is an elephant mask for instance. * [[RaisedByGrandparents Raised By Grandparent]]: Joe lives with his grandfather, Bacchus, off Fenith Island's local pier. The two tend to clash over the validity of his profession. * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Pandora is at very least 400 years old, but still appears to be a young woman. * [[RoseHairedGirl Rose-Haired Girl]]: Sonja's pink hair is one of her most defining physical features. * SaintlyChurch: The church on Fenith Island is multifunctional, acting as a religious center, an infirmary and drug store, and a place to be wed. It also serves as a home of sorts for the orphans Quinn and Kelsey, as well as Pandora later on. * ScarsAreForever: Odette has a slim scar under her right eye and an arguably more prominent one upon her upper right arm, of which is partially concealed by an armband. Grey, too, has one on the left side of his face, and Bacchus has many on his arms. The extent, impact - if any - and circumstances of or behind these injuries are currently unknown, though, of course, they might just be there to [[GoodScarsEvilScars look cool]], too. ** Actually, Odette does, indeed, explain her scar. Sonja asks about it and Odette is surprised she had just noticed. She goes on to awkwardly explain that it had come from a time when she was a child, sharpening a knife, and tried to cut a rock with it. Hilarity Ensued. * SeadogBeard: Who else ''but'' Bacchus would have this? * [[SeaMonster Sea Monsters]]: Come in several varieties, and often serve as the main adversaries for Ymir when out on the open ocean. * SharingABody: What Aden must do with Sonja. Of note, however, is Sonja's ability to take control of Aden somewhat, which allows her to accomplish tasks she otherwise would not be able to do, given the circumstances; others can also communicate with her, to some degree. Nevertheless, it still proves to be awkward for Sonja, of course, as she must comply with Aden's rules during various - and sometimes uncomfortable - situations. * ShoutOut: During the TestOfCourage, Joe says, [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "I ain't afraid of no ghost!"]] ** -->Elena:"I just finished upgrading your golem!" -->Aden:"Really? How? [[TheIronGiant Can it fly now?]]" ** At one point when Odette asks Aden about her cooking, he says she needs to "kick it up a notch." ** The mushroom's item description says that "some are poisonous while [[SuperMarioBros others make you grow bigger.]]" * ShrinkingViolet: Violet has a tendency of being unable to speak and blushing furiously when around Aden, though raising her RelationshipValues assuages said problems. Kelsey, too, is debilitatingly shy, particularly so around none other than the aforementioned [[PrecociousCrush Violet]]. * SiblingYinYang: Quinn, the sister, enjoys [[CheerfulChild playing outside]], while Kelsey, the brother, prefers to stay indoors [[{{Bookworm}} reading books]]. Additionally, Bismarck is a [[ShopKeeper diligent and talented businessman]], while his sister Sierra lacks all motivation to properly do her job, instead preferring to [[AllWorkVsAllPlay skip work and have fun]], much to his chagrin. James and Elena may also qualify, too. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Japanese version, Sarah and Maerwen are subject to this, given the way their names are written and due to the conventions surrounding ''katakana''; as such, the former can be referred to as Sera or Sela, amongst other iterations, while the latter can be referred to as Merupurin or Melpulin. Furthermore, Elena is occasionally referred to as ''He''lena, Lily is often referred to as Lili, Electra is often referred to as Elektra, Jocelyn is often referred to as Jaslyn or Juslyn, Bismarck is sometimes referred to as Bismark, and Pandora is ''technically'' supposed to be Pandra - at least according to the pre-order material - but that's not nearly as cool. A couple of them have had completely different {{Dub Name Change}}s, including Sarah to Sierra and Melprine to Maerwen. * SpoiledSweet: Elektra, of course. * StableTimeLoop: As typical for this trope, understanding this one will cause quite a few headaches: ** [[spoiler: Aden and Sonja were summoned into present-day Fenith from their own time 200 years in the past, though they are not quite aware of this for most of the game. Months later, towards the end of the story, they attempt to summon the Wind Dragon Priestess from 200 years in the past, only for the summoning to be intercepted and the priestess gets stuck in some other unspecified time period. As it turns out, Sonja is the Wind Dragon Priestess, and the “unspecified time period” she got stuck in was the time several months before, at the beginning of the game. So Aden and Sonja were dragged out of their time in the past by themselves, trying to drag who they didn’t know were themselves from their time in the past, after having themselves been dragged out of their time by themselves trying to unknowingly drag who they didn’t know were themselves from their time in the past and so on and so forth.]] ** As a bonus, they were attempting to do this because the lineage of the Wind Dragon Priestess had died out 200 years before. In truth, [[spoiler: the last Wind Dragon Priestess had been yanked out of her time before she had any children, by the very ritual they were performing, which in turn was only necessary because the priestess had been yanked out of her time before she had any children.]] Time travel is fun! * TheStoic: Both played straight ''and'' subverted with Mikoto. While she more often than not can be seen with an unflappable disposition, she can, for example, [[NotSoStoic have quite a sudden temper or abrupt moments of emotion]]. The latter becomes especially apparent once she has been sufficiently befriended, or when a [[CutenessProximity cute animal]] happens by her path. * SuperSpeed: Anette, to some degree, has this. * SupremeChef: Odette is a great cook. Her sister [[LethalChef Lily on the other hand]]... * SweetTooth: Sonja, Lily, Elena and James all have this, though to varying degrees. * TeamMom: Lily has taken up this role in the household, often looking after her younger siblings. * TestOfCourage: Sierra holds one in the seaside cave, where there's rumored to be a ghost. * ThemeTwinNaming: ''Kilt'' and ''Knit''. Quinn and Kelsey for the English. * TheWikiRule [[http://therunefactory.wikia.com/wiki/Rune_Factory_Wiki Here]] * ThirdPersonPerson: Elena does this. * TimeTravel: It's implied shortly after they land that Aden and Sonja are from a couple hundred years in the past. * {{Tomboy}}: Sierra, obviously. * {{Tsundere}}: Mikoto - so much so that she even threatens to slice Aden in two should he, supposedly, attempt anything "unwholesome." Additionally, Odette is this in part, and Elena goes so far as to call James an "idiot." * TurnsRed: Played straight, both literally and figuratively. * UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Should the player decide to have Aden or Sonja become betrothed to any other possible marriageable candidate. * UnusualEars: Pandora has these, which widen at the top and are slightly segmented by ridges, perhaps reinforcing her demonic background. * UnusualEyebrows: Maerwen has these, which, at first glance, almost appear to be tattoos of some sort. As to why they are like that has yet to be explained. * VerbalTic: Bonaparte has a peculiar propensity for ending certain words with random suffixes, while Lily has a tendency of saying "Oh my," somewhat indiscriminately, during conversations. * VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Should the player decide to have Aden become betrothed to Sonja, or visa versa. * VoicesAreMental: Sonja's voice is apparently attached to her consciousness; her voice can be heard without using Aden's body at all. ** [[spoiler:Odette]] also takes on a very different voice when channeling the arch-dragon. ** [[spoiler:The Masked Man, as well, has a deep, masculine voice -- even though he's using Sonja's body.]] * WeBuyAnything: "Gemini" in particular, does this, purchasing anything from clothing to food items to weapons from Aden or Sonja. * WellIntentionedExtremist: The Masked Man seems to lean toward this. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water?]]: Upon asking her why she is rarely seen on the beach despite her fondness of the ocean, a flustered [[spoiler: Mikoto]] admits to Aden and Sonja that she does not swim. After a [[http://wiki.arrowy.org/rfo/index.php?%C2%E6%BB%EC%BD%B8%2F%C3%E7%CE%C9%A4%B7%A5%A4%A5%D9%A5%F3%A5%C8%2F%CC%BF conversation]] further concerning this, she offhandedly alludes to her ''possible'' aquaphobia. [[spoiler:Seems like she [[http://img01.otaden.jp/usr/sukeb/TS3D0397.JPG overcomes her fears]] somewhat in the end, though]]. * WhoWearsShortShorts: Even the winter cold does not deter Sierra from this. * [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]: Dialogue reveals this is Pandora's ultimate goal, despite her initial denial. She then goes on to induct Aden and Sonja as her chief followers, discusses her strategical tactics with them, and recruits Quinn and Kelsey to her cause. * YamatoNadeshiko: ** Downplayed with Lily; despite her refined personality, she has no domestic traits. ** Violet is a straighter example. * [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Colorful Hair]]: Aden (light blue), Sonja (pink), Electra (blue), Odette (lavender), Jocelyn (dark purple), Joe (vermilion), Maerwen (green), Tabatha (purple), and Pandora (silvery white) all exhibit this.[[redirect:VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans]]
4th Nov '13 12:44:53 AM serpentchan
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that summary has been bothering me for a while. The wording felt awkward and they weren't explores before being whisked away.
The story begins with [[TheHero Aden]] and [[ActionGirl Sonja]], a pair of intrepid adventurers who, currently due to unexplained reasons, are enveloped in a bright, white light and whisked away to another world. Upon awaking, however, Aden finds his childhood friend nowhere in sight – rather, her consciousness has been transported [[SharingABody into his own body]]. A young lady by the name of Odette soon discovers Aden, and offers him housing neighboring the "Three Sisters" inn that she and her two siblings, Lily and Violet, run. Sometime thereafter, though, a giant rises from a large, sudden rift in the ground – the result of a seed that Aden and Sonja had planted previous to their current circumstances – and descends upon the land. Finding the being [[UglyCute cute]], Sonja names it [[MeaningfulName Ymir]], who then permits the two to ride on him as he walks about the ocean. With this, new islands are upturned, sea monsters are fought, and the strange place Aden and Sonja are stranded in is slowly uncovered.
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The story begins with when childhood friends [[TheHero Aden]] and [[ActionGirl Sonja]], a pair of intrepid adventurers who, currently due to unexplained reasons, Sonja]] are enveloped in a bright, white light bright light, and whisked away to another world. Upon awaking, however, Aden finds his childhood friend nowhere in sight – rather, her consciousness has been transported [[SharingABody into his own body]]. A young lady by the name of Odette soon discovers Aden, and offers him housing neighboring the "Three Sisters" inn that she and her two siblings, Lily and Violet, run. Sometime thereafter, though, a giant rises from a large, sudden rift in the ground – the result of a seed that Aden and Sonja had planted previous to their current circumstances – and descends upon the land. Finding the being [[UglyCute cute]], Sonja names it [[MeaningfulName Ymir]], who then permits the two to ride on him as he walks about the ocean. With this, new islands are upturned, sea monsters are fought, and the strange place Aden and Sonja are stranded in is slowly uncovered.
3rd Oct '13 10:00:20 PM theAdeptRogue
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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Aden
10th Aug '13 9:43:42 AM MacronNotes
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White Haired Pretty Girl is now Mystical White Hair. Zero Context Example entries and misuse will be deleted.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Pandora is this, and exhibits PurpleEyes that help to accentuate her [[TsurimeEyes pride and light arrogance]].
30th Jun '13 3:04:01 PM Kazoo_pls
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Added Insecure Love Interest
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* InsecureLoveInterest: After beating the main storyline and choosing to continue the game as Aden, you may come across a scene where Odette laments about the scar on her face. Later you may find her at the General Store, trying to buy some foundation from Bismark. If the player marries Odette, she will ask Aden if he's satisfied with her, saying that she wants to be perfect for him but her scar won't let her. The player will be given a choice--either one will make her feel better about herself.
3rd Mar '13 4:25:59 AM Anbalsilfer
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Replaced Seven Heavenly Virtues with the more relevant Embodiment Of Virtue
* EmbodimentOfVirtue: Mikoto strives to cultivate various virtues as part of her profession.

* SevenHeavenlyVirtues: Mikoto, given her profession, seems to practice the majority of these.
21st Jan '13 6:04:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Aden? He's the one with light silvery-blue hair. Sonja? She's the one with pink. ''Shocking''.
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCharacters: Aden? He's the one with light silvery-blue hair. Sonja? She's the one with pink. ''Shocking''.
10th Jan '13 8:18:44 AM ShiroiHane
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3JXJA_tBs&hd=1 Wind Spirit Shrine]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3JXJA_tBs&hd=1 Wind Spirit Shrine]]InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Bearing in mind you can double-jump in this game.. even if you can happily walk either side of a low wall, you will not be allowed to leap over it.
7th Jan '13 11:37:40 AM ShiroiHane
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* WhoWearsShortShorts?: And yet even the winter cold does not deter Sierra from this.
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* WhoWearsShortShorts?: And yet even WhoWearsShortShorts: Even the winter cold does not deter Sierra from this.
7th Jan '13 11:34:13 AM ShiroiHane
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Japanese version, Sarah and Maerwen are subject to this, given the way their names are written and due to the conventions surrounding ''katakana''; as such, the former can be referred to as Sera or Sela, amongst other iterations, while the latter can be referred to as Merupurin or Melpulin. Furthermore, Elena is occasionally referred to as ''He''lena, Lily is often referred to as Lili, Electra is often referred to as Elektra, Jocelyn is often referred to as Jaslyn or Juslyn, Bismarck is sometimes referred to as Bismark, and Pandora is ''technically'' supposed to be Pandra - at least according to the pre-order material - but that's not nearly as cool. A couple of them have had completely different DubNameChanges, including Sarah to Sierra and Melprine to Maerwen.
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Japanese version, Sarah and Maerwen are subject to this, given the way their names are written and due to the conventions surrounding ''katakana''; as such, the former can be referred to as Sera or Sela, amongst other iterations, while the latter can be referred to as Merupurin or Melpulin. Furthermore, Elena is occasionally referred to as ''He''lena, Lily is often referred to as Lili, Electra is often referred to as Elektra, Jocelyn is often referred to as Jaslyn or Juslyn, Bismarck is sometimes referred to as Bismark, and Pandora is ''technically'' supposed to be Pandra - at least according to the pre-order material - but that's not nearly as cool. A couple of them have had completely different DubNameChanges, {{Dub Name Change}}s, including Sarah to Sierra and Melprine to Maerwen.
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