History VideoGame / AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar

8th Aug '17 10:42:26 PM gilda4ever
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* TakingTheBullet: Seen in the penultimate level, where Galm and the Allied Forces launch a massive air raid on Avalon Dam, the headquarters of [[spouiler:a World with No Boundaries]]. Since the dam is blanketed by anti-air fire, the Allied pilots fly en masse against its defenses to [[WeNeedADistraction give Galm Team a chance to get to the dam in the chaos]]. Most of them are killed or at least shot down, though a handful may survive long enough to engage the enemy pilots above.


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** One version of Mission 4 involves escorting the Allied Fleet, including the [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar aircraft carrier Kestrel]]. The main goal is to get the Kestrel out alive, and two or three allied ships being sunk is fairly normal for a good run of the mission. But with good reaction time, memorization of where the anti-ship planes attack from, and long-range weapons, it is entirely possible to escort the entire fleet with no losses.
22nd Jun '17 3:43:18 AM DRCEQ
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* MissionPackSequel: Serves as a prequel to ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar]]'', greatly expanding upon the [[TheWarJustBefore Belkan War]] and having a handful of Unsung War's characters in cameos. Fittingly, the game itself looks and plays more or less exactly like 5, and even features a couple of the same areas.

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* MissionPackSequel: Serves as a prequel to ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar]]'', ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', greatly expanding upon the [[TheWarJustBefore Belkan War]] and having a handful of Unsung War's characters in cameos. Fittingly, the game itself looks and plays more or less exactly like 5, and even features a couple of the same areas.
22nd Jun '17 3:42:36 AM DRCEQ
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* [[MissionPackSequel Mission-Pack Prequel]]: Serves as a prequel to ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar]]'', greatly expanding upon the [[TheWarJustBefore Belkan War]] and having a handful of Unsung War's characters in cameos. Fittingly, the game itself looks and plays more or less exactly like 5, and even features a couple of the same areas.

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* [[MissionPackSequel Mission-Pack Prequel]]: MissionPackSequel: Serves as a prequel to ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar]]'', greatly expanding upon the [[TheWarJustBefore Belkan War]] and having a handful of Unsung War's characters in cameos. Fittingly, the game itself looks and plays more or less exactly like 5, and even features a couple of the same areas.
21st Jun '17 10:20:13 PM gilda4ever
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* BittersweetEnding: On various fronts.
** The Allied Counterattack arc of the game, spanning from missions 7 through 12, ends with Belka being decisively defeated and the war officially coming to an end. However, this only comes after the Allied Forces' [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene bombing of Hoffnung]] and Belka [[spoiler: detonating nuclear weapons on their own soil]] in an attempt to stave off the invasion. Worse still, the combined weight of these events causes your wingman Pixy [[spoiler: to go rogue and attack you, not to be seen again until the final level.]]
** The final third of the game ends this way as well, arguably more bitter than the former example. Cipher's replacement wingman, PJ, is [[spoiler: shot down and killed by the now-rogue Pixy, who proceeds to engage in seemingly a battle to the death with Cipher.]] Cipher successfully manages to shoot down [[spoiler: Pixy during their battle]], and thus prevent a nuclear apocalypse in the process. For reasons unknown to anyone but himself, Cipher disappears from the battlefield and from history immediately afterwards, never to be seen again.


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* [[MissionPackSequel Mission-Pack Prequel]]: Serves as a prequel to ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar]]'', greatly expanding upon the [[TheWarJustBefore Belkan War]] and having a handful of Unsung War's characters in cameos. Fittingly, the game itself looks and plays more or less exactly like 5, and even features a couple of the same areas.
12th Aug '16 7:17:15 PM Razgriz2K9
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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''.

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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''. Likewise, both Mission 12 and [[spoiler:Mission 15]] both take place in the same area Mission 20 did in ''5''.
5th Jul '16 9:41:38 PM Koveras
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* CherryTapping: Beating [[spoiler: Pixy]] with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare, and due to how its ECMP works possibly even more useless in most missions), none of which are meant to be an air superiority fighter... or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then SerialEscalation kicks in with the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].

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* CherryTapping: Beating [[spoiler: Pixy]] with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare, and due to how its ECMP works possibly even more useless in most missions), none of which are meant to be an air superiority fighter... or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then SerialEscalation kicks in with the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist Hoist]] [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].
5th Jul '16 5:03:15 PM Someoneman
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* CherryTapping: Beating [[spoiler: Pixy]] with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare, and due to how its ECMP works possibly even more useless in most missions), none of which are meant to be an air superiority fighter... or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then SerialEscalation kicks in with the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist]] [[ThatOneBoss That One]] DashingHispanic [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].

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* CherryTapping: Beating [[spoiler: Pixy]] with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare, and due to how its ECMP works possibly even more useless in most missions), none of which are meant to be an air superiority fighter... or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then SerialEscalation kicks in with the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist]] [[ThatOneBoss That One]] DashingHispanic Hoist [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].
2nd Jul '16 1:52:31 AM TypeProton
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Pixy]]. Even though he's obviously reconciled with the player character by the time of his video interview, [[spoiler:he still killed the replacement wingman PJ]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Pixy]]. Even though he's obviously reconciled with the player character by the time of his video interview, [[spoiler:he still killed the replacement wingman PJ]].PJ and nearly nuked Osean continent on terrorist's behalf]].
9th Jun '16 5:41:21 AM Eyeshield
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* NewYearHasCome: Used symbolically. The final mission takes place on December 31. [[spoiler: 15 years before the FinalBoss of the last game... To signify the coming of a new era]].



* OldSaveBonus: You can unlock the X-02 Wyvern and ADF-01 FALKEN superfighters more easily if you have save data from ''Shattered Skies'' and/or ''Unsung War'', respectively. Players with save data from both games need only complete Mission 1 to unlock ''both'' superfighters for purchase. ''Affording'' them, on the other hand...
* OminousLatinChanting: ''"Zero"''.

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* OldSaveBonus: You can unlock the X-02 Wyvern and ADF-01 FALKEN superfighters more easily if you have save data from ''Shattered Skies'' and/or ''Unsung War'', respectively. Players with save data from both games need only complete Mission 1 to unlock ''both'' superfighters for purchase. ''Affording'' them, on the other hand...
hand... [[DiscOneNuke is fair game on]] [[BloodKnight a mercenary route]].
* OminousLatinChanting: ''"Zero"''. But in truth, seeing as its a remix of "The Unsung War", it's actually heroic Latin chanting.
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]]]].
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