History VideoGame / AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar

26th May '16 4:15:32 PM Someoneman
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* Myth/KingArthur: ''Ace Combat Zero'' is so positively rich with Arthurian motifs. Notable ones included names like the "Hydrian Line"[[note]]A mistranslation of "Hadrian's Wall"[[/note]] as a defended area and "The Round Table" as a nickname for a famous battlefield. Also present are the Excalibur laser tower (complete with a comment from a soldier after its destruction that "the sword has been pulled from the stone") and fighter pilots with names like Joshua "Lucan" Bristow and Anthony "Bedivere" Palmer. Furthermore, members of A World With No Boundaries begin to refer to [[spoiler:Pixy]] as their "King" and note that he has departed for "Avalon", actually a code name for a weapons lab hidden under an artificial lake, and at the end of the game the last boss fights you in a plane called the ADFX-02 "Morgan" and the mastermind behind A World With No Boundaries delivers his final speech from prison where he is serving his life sentence for war crimes, much like Merlin locked in his stone tower (appropriate for the leader of a squadron named "Wizard").
** Don't forget that the only way for you to finish off said last boss is [[spoiler:[[AirJousting pretty much as close as jet fighters can get to knightly jousting]]]]. When combined with the epic, EPIC musical score playing, it was also the game's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Myth/KingArthur: ''Ace Combat Zero'' is so positively rich with Arthurian motifs. Notable ones included names like the "Hydrian Line"[[note]]A mistranslation of "Hadrian's Wall"[[/note]] as a defended area and "The Round Table" as a nickname for a famous battlefield. Also present are the Excalibur laser tower (complete with a comment from a soldier after its destruction that "the sword has been pulled from the stone") and fighter pilots with names like Joshua "Lucan" Bristow and Anthony "Bedivere" Palmer. Furthermore, members of A World With No Boundaries begin to refer to [[spoiler:Pixy]] as their "King" and note that he has departed for "Avalon", actually a code name for a weapons lab hidden under an artificial lake, and at the end of the game the last boss fights you in a plane called the ADFX-02 "Morgan" and the mastermind behind A World With No Boundaries delivers his final speech from prison where he is serving his life sentence for war crimes, much like Merlin locked in his stone tower (appropriate for the leader of a squadron named "Wizard").
** Don't forget that
"Wizard"). And the only way for you to finish off said last boss is [[spoiler:[[AirJousting pretty much as close as jet fighters can get to knightly jousting]]]]. When combined with the epic, EPIC musical score playing, it was also the game's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.jousting]]]].
17th May '16 1:02:19 PM Kadorhal
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%%*** Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].

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%%*** *** An optional ace on the Knight variation of mission 10 uses the paint scheme of Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].



*** Heierlark Air Force Base, where the Wardog Squadron was trained, serves as a refueling point in Mission 13.

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*** Heierlark Air Force Base, where the Wardog Squadron was trained, serves as a refueling point in Mission 13. The mission itself also takes place in the same area Missions 21 and 22 did in ''5''.
9th May '16 3:49:37 AM DRCEQ
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* CerebusSyndrome: Missions 9 and 10 are the highest point in the game, with you feeling like the king of the world for destroying a humongous superweapon and conquering the Round Table. Mission 11 has [[spoiler: your side bombing civilian territory]]. Mission 12 [[spoiler: takes place on the day Belkan detonated seven nukes]]. And it goes waaaaaaay downhill from there.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Missions 9 and 10 are the highest point in the game, with you feeling like the king of the world for destroying a humongous superweapon and conquering the Round Table. Mission 11 has [[spoiler: your side bombing civilian territory]]. Mission 12 [[spoiler: takes place on the day Belkan Belka detonated seven nukes]]. And it goes waaaaaaay downhill from there.
9th May '16 2:24:12 AM Eyeshield
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* CerebusSyndrome: Missions 9 and 10 are the highest point in the game, with you feeling like the king of the world for destroying a humongous superweapon and conquering the Round Table. Mission 11 has [[spoiler: your side bombing civilian territory]]. Mission 12 [[spoiler: takes place on the day Belkan detonated seven nukes]]. And it goes waaaaaaay downhill from there.



** The game also shows exactly what happened during the GreatOffscreenWar that was the Belkan War, as well as why [[spoiler: the Gray Men from the last game were so angry about all of it]].

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** The game also shows exactly what happened during the GreatOffscreenWar that was the Belkan War, as well as why [[spoiler: the Gray Men from the last game were so angry about all of it]]. You thought Belka was just being petty? [[KickTheDog You have no idea]].



* SequentialBoss: Morgan.

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* SequentialBoss: Morgan. First, it only uses its Tactical Laser System. After a few hits it follows up with [[SlapOnTheWristNuke its Multi-Purpose Burst Missile]], and then you destroy both. Then it activates V2, and you have 5 minutes to shoot down the Morgan, [[AirJousting by literally jousting it from the front with arrowhead attacks]]. Justified, as the first two phases are you stalling for time as your AWACS analyzes the Morgan for any weaknesses.



** Grun Squadron all fly F/A-18C Hornets. [[StealthPun In other words]], they're all [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Green Hornets]]. (As an added bonus, they all actually use [[http://images.wikia.com/acecombat/images/9/9f/Grun.jpg a green paint scheme]].)

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** Grun Squadron all fly F/A-18C Hornets. [[StealthPun [[BilingualBonus In other words]], [[StealthPun they're all all]] [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Green Hornets]]. (As an added bonus, they all actually use [[http://images.wikia.com/acecombat/images/9/9f/Grun.jpg a green paint scheme]].)



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: ''Zero'' likes doing this. Cue the Spanish Guitar and prepare to wet your pants.
8th May '16 2:02:52 PM Koveras
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*** Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].

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*** %%*** Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].
8th May '16 1:51:59 PM DRCEQ
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*** Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]], ''possibly'' appears in the Knight version of mission 10 (as Erich "Reiher" Klinsmann), but that's unconfirmed. Who definitely appears, however, is the Gelb Squadron--a Belkan ace duo flying Su-37s, who most likely inspired the Erusean Yellow Squadron (since "gelb" means "yellow" in German).

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*** Yellow 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]], ''possibly'' appears in the Knight version of mission 10 (as Erich "Reiher" Klinsmann), but that's unconfirmed. Who definitely appears, however, is the Gelb Squadron--a Belkan ace duo flying Su-37s, who most likely inspired the Erusean Yellow Squadron (since "gelb" means "yellow" in German).rival]].
8th May '16 12:15:25 PM Koveras
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*** Yellow 13 - Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].

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*** Yellow 13 - 13, Mobius 1's [[TheRival rival]].rival]], ''possibly'' appears in the Knight version of mission 10 (as Erich "Reiher" Klinsmann), but that's unconfirmed. Who definitely appears, however, is the Gelb Squadron--a Belkan ace duo flying Su-37s, who most likely inspired the Erusean Yellow Squadron (since "gelb" means "yellow" in German).
8th May '16 12:09:18 PM Koveras
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* BattleIntro: Whenever an Ace squadron is introduced, their emblem and military division is flashed on the screen, complete with BossSubtitles. Notably, this also applies to your team, Galm, when introduced at the very start of the game.



* BossIntro: Whenever an Ace squadron is introduced, their emblem and military division is flashed on the screen, complete with BossSubtitles. Notably, this also applies to your team, Galm, when introduced at the very start of the game.
8th May '16 10:48:36 AM Eyeshield
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** VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar
*** The Kestrel shows up as an [[EscortMission escort objective]] in the "Operation Costner" variation of Mission 4.

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** VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar
VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar: Being a set-up to this game's events, this is inevitable.
*** The Kestrel shows up as an [[EscortMission escort objective]] in the "Operation Costner" variation of Mission 4. This is in fact its trial voyage.



* DeconstructorFleet: This game questions A LOT about the franchise.
** The concept of the FeaturelessProtagonist. People know almost nothing about you except your skills, to the point that you're seen as a demon on the battlefield because that's all people really know. Years later, because you disappear after the events of the game, people don't even know you exist.
** The game also takes what happened to Yellow Squadron in the fourth game and ramps it up to the max, with bios for all 169 aces you can shoot down.
** The game also shows exactly what happened during the GreatOffscreenWar that was the Belkan War, as well as why [[spoiler: the Gray Men from the last game were so angry about all of it]].



** Have a save file from the previous two games and you can unlock superfighters from both as early as mission 1. Play [[BloodKnight as a mercenary]], and you'll soon rake in enough cash to afford either one, and you can basically cruise through the rest of the game easily.



* JustPlaneWrong: In real life, Galm Team would suffer a huge case of CripplingOverspecialization, as the F-15C was specifically made for air superiority. "Not a pound for air-to-ground." The fact that it carries bombs means it's a jerry-rigged F-15J or I used by Israeli models. There's also the massive AnachronismStew of airplanes in the game, but that's SchizoTech.



** Playing a mercenary is this in a nutshell, as you rack up kills for the sole purpose of building up more dosh.



* RemixedLevel: ''Zero'' reuses a few locations from ''5''.

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* RemixedLevel: ''Zero'' reuses a few locations from ''5''.''5'' because they're the same locations 15 years apart.



* SceneryGorn: The Hresvelgr mission opens with your airbase being bombed to flaming ruins by what is basically a flying aircraft carrier/battleship. And you see it happen ''in first person, from the cockpit of your plane still on the ground.''

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* SceneryGorn: The Hresvelgr mission opens with your airbase being bombed to flaming ruins by what is basically a flying aircraft carrier/battleship. And you see it happen ''in first person, from the cockpit of your plane still on the ground.'''' The entire level takes place in ground zero of the bombing, as you fly over the desolate landscapes of the mountains.



** Also [[MeaningfulName Solo Wing]] Pixy keeping his plane in the air after losing a wing.

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** Also [[MeaningfulName Solo Wing]] Pixy keeping his plane in the air after losing a wing.wing is based on real life pilot Zivi Nidivi doing just that. F-15Cs have bodies that can stay stable that way.
7th May '16 9:33:00 AM Koveras
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->''<< Here comes the snow... >>''

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->''<< Here comes ->''"This is the snow... >>''
Round Table. Dead men's words hold no meaning."''
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