History TearJerker / Ikaruga

27th Aug '15 9:10:07 AM advent_child
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* ''Ikaruga'', the [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successor]] to ''Radiant Silvergun'' also has quite a sad ending. "Was I useful to you?".
** Even more when you realize what happens during that last barrage. [[spoiler:Shinra ''didn't know'' if his final attack worked or not - the Ikaruga was annihilated a mere second before the explosion]].
* The sad music during the credits doesn't help matters with the BittersweetEnding.

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* * The epilogue of ''Ikaruga'', wherein [[spoiler:Shinra and Kagari disable their respective ships' PowerLimiter to destroy the [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successor]] to ''Radiant Silvergun'' also Stone-Like]]. Furthermore, the ComputerVoice in the Ikaruga and Ginkei that has quite been speaking throughout the game cautions its pilots for their actions, yet beneath its surface, the voice shows it has all the telltale signs of a sad ending. "Was BenevolentAI:
-->"[[spoiler:Release the restrain device. Using the released power may result the possibility of destruction of the ship]]."
-->"[[spoiler:You did your best. Was
I useful helpful for you]]?"
-->"[[spoiler:I am deeply grateful
to you?".
you]]."
** Even more so when you realize what happens during that the last barrage. [[spoiler:Shinra ''didn't know'' barrage: [[spoiler:neither Shinra or Kagari ''knew'' if his final attack their HeroicSacrifice worked or not - the Ikaruga was and Ginkei are annihilated a mere second seconds before the explosion]].
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Stone-Like explodes]].
** Just the fact this game provides a BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:with the Stone-Like destroyed, the EternalRecurrence StableTimeLoop established at the DownerEnding of ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' has finally been averted. Humanity is no longer at the mercy of the ArtifactOfDoom plaguing them for [[TimeAbyss countless cycles]]. Though Shinra and Kagari die to achieve this, they AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, knowing humanity is all the better without some all-powerful force manipulating them]].
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The sad music during RecurringRiff heard in the credits doesn't help matters with as a melancholic, sad and somber tune only adds to how the BittersweetEnding.
story comes full circle.
2nd Jun '15 4:00:03 PM bisonx
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* The sad music during the credits doesn't help matters with the DownerEnding.

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* The sad music during the credits doesn't help matters with the DownerEnding.
BittersweetEnding.
12th Feb '14 7:08:22 AM Eab1990
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* The sad music during the credits doesn't help matters with the DownerEnding.
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