History VideoGame / AceCombat3Electrosphere

29th Jul '16 11:11:55 AM Kadorhal
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** More than that is Dision himself. [[spoiler:Not only he tried engineering you to join GR, he's also the head of Ouroboros, assisted Park with his scheme to usurp control of UPEO, offs his own company's CEO, and basically grooming Rena to be the perfect {{Tykebomb}}.]]
** The grand winner is [[spoiler: Simon]], as revealed in the game's secret ending. [[spoiler: The events of the entire game was basically him trying to figure out a plan to kill Dision. He is happy to find out his victory is guaranteed.]]

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** More than that is Dision himself. [[spoiler:Not only did he tried try engineering you to join GR, he's also the head of Ouroboros, assisted assisting Park with his scheme to usurp control of UPEO, offs offing his own company's CEO, and basically grooming Rena to be the perfect {{Tykebomb}}.]]
** The grand winner is [[spoiler: Simon]], as revealed in the game's secret ending. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The events of the entire game was were basically him trying to figure out a plan to kill Dision. He is happy to find out his victory is guaranteed.guaranteed, as all five possible paths end with Dision's death.]]



* CorporateWarfare

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* CorporateWarfareCorporateWarfare: It's the name of the game here.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed. Before she realized it, however, she and Human!Dision were killed by a bomb and their laboratory destroyed along with their research.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed. Before she either of them realized it, however, she and Human!Dision they were killed by a bomb and their laboratory was destroyed along with their research.]]



** According to translations of the Secret Ending [[spoiler: Simon hates Dision for stealing Yoko from him - so much that he wants to erase Dision's AI-copy and runs multiple simulations just to make sure it happens.]]

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** According to translations of the Secret Ending [[spoiler: Simon [[spoiler:Simon hates Dision for stealing Yoko from him - so much that he wants to erase Dision's AI-copy AI-copy, and runs multiple simulations of a possible Corporate War just to make sure it happens.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: If the player sides with Ouroboros, [[spoiler:Keith joins you, and attacks Dision and Rena. After he takes enough damage, he gets his plane stuck between the wings of Rena's Night Raven; when you shoot him down, Rena goes down too.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: The OmegaEnding, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: If the player sides with Ouroboros, [[spoiler:Keith joins you, and attacks you, Dision and Rena. After he takes enough damage, he gets his plane stuck between the wings of Rena's Night Raven; when you shoot him down, Rena goes down too.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: The OmegaEnding, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to into the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]



* TranshumanTreachery: This is the modus operandi and rallying cry for those who have "discarded their flesh", that is, the people who have Sublimated. Subverted with [[spoiler: Cynthia]], who is truly in it only for the sake of her curiosity, and she becomes devastated when her plans involve sacrificing her younger sister [[spoiler: Fiona]].

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* TranshumanTreachery: This is the modus operandi and rallying cry for those who have "discarded their flesh", that is, the people who have Sublimated. Subverted with [[spoiler: Cynthia]], [[spoiler:Cynthia]], who is truly in it only for the sake of her curiosity, and she becomes devastated when her plans involve sacrificing her younger sister [[spoiler: Fiona]].[[spoiler:Fiona]].



** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. For example, Park, or Cynthia.

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** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. For example, Park, Park never comes up again even if you join him and Fiona in defecting to Neucom; conversely, if you don't go over to Neucom, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia, in battle or Cynthia.otherwise.



* WithThisHerring: Double subverted. You start with an Eurofighter Typhoon, one of the coolest planes of today... however, it's the far future, and by then the Eurofighter is ''severely'' outdated; flying it is kinda like nowadays flying a World War II fighter.

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* WithThisHerring: Double subverted. You start with an a Eurofighter Typhoon, one of the coolest planes of today... however, it's the far future, and by then the Eurofighter is ''severely'' outdated; flying it is kinda like nowadays flying a World War II fighter.
3rd Jul '16 2:14:45 PM universalperson
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The eight Geopelias that just show up out of nowhere as the FinalBoss of the General Resource route after both Dision and the Night Raven have already been defeated, seemingly with no purpose but to provide another hint at the [[spoiler:true nature of the PlayerCharacter]]. Even in-story, the ending video has a reporter wonder where these new planes came from, since neither Neucom, nor the remains of Ouroboros claimed responsibility (though they are definitely of Neucom make). Amusingly, the English version's plot actually explains they were [[DragonTheirFeet programmed to go berserk if the BigBad was defeated]].

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The eight Geopelias that just show up out of nowhere as the FinalBoss of the General Resource route after both Dision and the Night Raven have already been defeated, seemingly with no purpose but to provide another hint at the [[spoiler:true nature of the PlayerCharacter]]. Even in-story, the ending video has a reporter wonder where these new planes came from, since neither Neucom, nor the remains of Ouroboros claimed responsibility (though they are definitely of Neucom make). Amusingly, the English version's plot actually explains they were [[DragonTheirFeet programmed to go berserk if the the]] BigBad [[DragonTheirFeet was defeated]].
3rd Jul '16 2:03:35 PM universalperson
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The eight Geopelias that just show up out of nowhere as the FinalBoss of the General Resource route after both Dision and the Night Raven have already been defeated, seemingly with no purpose but to provide another hint at the [[spoiler:true nature of the PlayerCharacter]]. Even in-story, the ending video has a reporter wonder where these new planes came from, since neither Neucom, nor the remains of Ouroboros claimed responsibility (though they are definitely of Neucom make).

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The eight Geopelias that just show up out of nowhere as the FinalBoss of the General Resource route after both Dision and the Night Raven have already been defeated, seemingly with no purpose but to provide another hint at the [[spoiler:true nature of the PlayerCharacter]]. Even in-story, the ending video has a reporter wonder where these new planes came from, since neither Neucom, nor the remains of Ouroboros claimed responsibility (though they are definitely of Neucom make). Amusingly, the English version's plot actually explains they were [[DragonTheirFeet programmed to go berserk if the BigBad was defeated]].



* TheEndingChangesEverything: The Omega ending, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The Omega ending, OmegaEnding, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]
30th May '16 6:30:50 PM Eyeshield
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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision - well, one of them - takes place within the Electrosphere itself.
Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".

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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision - well, one of them - takes place within the Electrosphere itself. \n Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".
29th May '16 2:53:08 PM Eyeshield
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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision - well, one of them - takes place within the Electrosphere itself. Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".

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* AKA47: Justified. You're using fictional futuristic variants of real planes, which are modded and upgraded to have a BrainComputerInterface called the [[ArmoredCoffin COFFIN]] system. [[spoiler: Considering that you're actually an AI simulating all your battles, this is necessary]].
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision - well, one of them - takes place within the Electrosphere itself.
Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".



* FactionSpecificEndings: The game has three faction endings (UPEO, General Resource, and Neucom) plus two Ouroboros endings, which are both a mix of faction ending and a Lone Wolf ending.

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* FactionSpecificEndings: The game has three faction endings (UPEO, General Resource, and Neucom) plus two Ouroboros endings, which are both a mix of faction ending and a Lone Wolf ending. Of course, there's an OmegaEnding for seeing all of them.
28th May '16 1:04:26 AM Koveras
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You fly as Nemo, a nameless ([[MeaningfulName Well, in more than just callsign]]) and [[FromNobodyToNightmare initially unknown]] UPEO pilot, and become entangled in a complex plot that borrows heavily from the {{Cyberpunk}} genre and stars a diverse cast of pilots, scientists, and politicians. With [[StoryBranching frequently branching storylines]], [[MultipleEndings five distinct endings]], and [[TwistEnding one massive wham]] in [[OmegaEnding the epilogue]], ''Electrosphere'' is a tale of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, transhumanism, scientific ethics, FamilyDrama, and social critique, fondly remembered as the definitive highpoint of the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. All with top-notch animated cutscenes and interludes courtesy of Creator/ProductionIG.

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You fly as Nemo, a nameless ([[MeaningfulName Well, in more than just callsign]]) and [[FromNobodyToNightmare initially unknown]] UPEO pilot, and become entangled in a complex plot that borrows heavily from the {{Cyberpunk}} genre and stars a diverse cast of pilots, scientists, and politicians. With [[StoryBranching frequently branching storylines]], [[MultipleEndings five distinct endings]], and [[TwistEnding one massive wham]] in [[OmegaEnding the epilogue]], ''Electrosphere'' is a tale of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, transhumanism, scientific ethics, FamilyDrama, and social critique, fondly remembered as the definitive highpoint of the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. All with top-notch animated cutscenes and interludes courtesy of Creator/ProductionIG.
27th May '16 8:13:02 PM universalperson
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* MurderSimulator: [[spoiler: The OmegaEnding reveals that the game is literally one; a simulation one man makes to plot another's murder.]]
27th May '16 8:08:13 PM universalperson
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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision takes place within the Electrosphere itself. Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".

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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Your FinalBoss fight against Dision - well, one of them - takes place within the Electrosphere itself. Specifically, both of you cut off visual input to the outside world and fight in a three-dimensional grid space within an infinite-length cybertunnel. There is a catch however: the real world outside the visual overload still exists and the altimeter reflects that; go to zero and you will "crash".



** The grand winner is [[spoiler: Simon]], as revealed in the game's secret ending. [[spoiler: The events of the entire game was basically him trying to figure out a plan to kill Dision. He is happy to find out his victory is guaranteed.]]



* DiabolusExMachina: An odd variation. During one of the Ouroboros routes [[spoiler: Rena starts complaining that someone's inside her head, and Dision immediately blames the player character. This isn't helped when Keith suddenly appears and attacks Dision.]] It's not at all clear what's actually going on [[spoiler: although the OmegaEnding reveals that you're entire existence revolves around killing Dision.]]



** According to translations of the Secret Ending [[spoiler: Simon hates Dision for stealing Yoko from him - so much that he wants to erase Dision's AI-copy and runs multiple simulations just to make sure it happens.]]



* GainaxEnding: The OmegaEnding of the game, [[spoiler:where Simon reveals that you are a program he created and does... ''something'' to you]], has been interpreted in a number of different ways (the lack of an official translation is certainly not helping its understanding). Various interpretations include: [[spoiler:Simon purges Nemo because he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]]; Simon transfers Nemo into another simulation ("game"); Simon lets Nemo loose into the Electrosphere (as opposed to an isolated mainframe where he has been running the whole time) to hunt down Dision; Simon releases Nemo into the real world (somehow); and so on]].

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* GainaxEnding: The OmegaEnding of the game, [[spoiler:where Simon reveals that you are game caused a program he created and does... ''something'' lot of this mostly due to you]], has been interpreted in a number of different ways (the lack of an official translation is certainly not helping its understanding). Various interpretations include: [[spoiler:Simon purges Nemo because he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]]; Simon transfers Nemo into another simulation ("game"); Simon lets Nemo loose into the Electrosphere (as opposed to an isolated mainframe where he has been running the and ''a whole time) to hunt down Dision; Simon releases Nemo into the real world (somehow); and so on]].lot of misinformation''. See TheEndingChangesEverything for what actually happened.



* TomatoInTheMirror: The final ending, obtained by completing all five story paths, [[spoiler:reveals that the player was an AI taking part in a fully simulated war to determine whether a single pilot could change the course of a war. It is decided that they couldn't, and the plug is pulled; you achieved nothing, and never could have]]. This ending is somewhat unpopular among series fans (in Japan - [[NoExportForYou no one else got to see it]]), and subsequent entries reverted to the player being a [[OneManArmy One Man Air Force]].

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The Omega ending, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: The final ending, obtained by completing all five story paths, [[spoiler:reveals that the player was an AI taking part in a fully simulated war to determine whether a single pilot could change the course of a war. It is decided that they couldn't, and the plug is pulled; you achieved nothing, and never could have]]. This ending is somewhat unpopular among series fans (in Japan - [[NoExportForYou no one else got to see it]]), and subsequent entries reverted to the player being a [[OneManArmy One Man Air Force]].this. See TheEndingChangesEverything above.


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** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. For example, Park, or Cynthia.
1st May '16 11:22:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: The Japanese version does not use the Briefing theme specifically composed for this game. Only the US version does.
31st Mar '16 1:33:06 AM Eyeshield
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You fly as Nemo, a nameless and [[FromNobodyToNightmare initially unknown]] UPEO pilot, and become entangled in a complex plot that borrows heavily from the {{Cyberpunk}} genre and stars a diverse cast of pilots, scientists, and politicians. With [[StoryBranching frequently branching storylines]], [[MultipleEndings five distinct endings]], and [[TwistEnding one massive wham]] in [[OmegaEnding the epilogue]], ''Electrosphere'' is a tale of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, transhumanism, scientific ethics, FamilyDrama, and social critique, fondly remembered as the definitive highpoint of the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. All with top-notch animated cutscenes and interludes courtesy of Creator/ProductionIG.

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You fly as Nemo, a nameless ([[MeaningfulName Well, in more than just callsign]]) and [[FromNobodyToNightmare initially unknown]] UPEO pilot, and become entangled in a complex plot that borrows heavily from the {{Cyberpunk}} genre and stars a diverse cast of pilots, scientists, and politicians. With [[StoryBranching frequently branching storylines]], [[MultipleEndings five distinct endings]], and [[TwistEnding one massive wham]] in [[OmegaEnding the epilogue]], ''Electrosphere'' is a tale of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, transhumanism, scientific ethics, FamilyDrama, and social critique, fondly remembered as the definitive highpoint of the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. All with top-notch animated cutscenes and interludes courtesy of Creator/ProductionIG.


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* MeaningfulName: Nemo means "Nameless". [[spoiler: Consider that in the end he's actually an AI]].
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