History VideoGame / AlterAILA

21st Apr '17 8:58:28 PM Angeldeb82
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* '''[[color:blue:Blue]]''' - {{The Stoic}} (You play him.)
* '''[[color:green:Green]]''' - {{Team Mom}}
* '''[[color:indigo:Indigo]]''' - {{Bratty Half Pint}}
* '''[[color:gold:Yellow]]''' - {{Badass Longcoat}}
* '''[[color:violet:Violet]]''' - {{The Chick}}
* '''[[color:red:Red]]''' - {{Psycho For Hire}}
* '''[[color:orange:Orange]]''' - {{The Smart Guy}}
* '''[[color:silver:White]]''' - {{Cool Old Guy}}
* '''Black''' - {{The Faceless}}

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* '''[[color:blue:Blue]]''' '''Blue''' - {{The Stoic}} TheStoic (You play him.)
* '''[[color:green:Green]]''' '''Green''' - {{Team Mom}}
TeamMom
* '''[[color:indigo:Indigo]]''' '''Indigo''' - {{Bratty Half Pint}}
BrattyHalfPint
* '''[[color:gold:Yellow]]''' '''Yellow''' - {{Badass Longcoat}}
BadassLongcoat
* '''[[color:violet:Violet]]''' '''Violet''' - {{The Chick}}
TheChick
* '''[[color:red:Red]]''' '''Red''' - {{Psycho For Hire}}
PsychoForHire
* '''[[color:orange:Orange]]''' '''Orange''' - {{The Smart Guy}}
TheSmartGuy
* '''[[color:silver:White]]''' '''White''' - {{Cool Old Guy}}
CoolOldGuy
* '''Black''' - {{The Faceless}}TheFaceless



* '''[[color:green:Rebellion]]''': Putting an end to Kugar's regime.
* '''[[color:red:Imperials]]''': Squashing the rebel scum between your fingertips.
* '''[[color:blue:Independents]]''': Not joining any sides, and simply trying to find freedom.

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* '''[[color:green:Rebellion]]''': '''Rebellion''': Putting an end to Kugar's regime.
* '''[[color:red:Imperials]]''': '''Imperials''': Squashing the rebel scum between your fingertips.
* '''[[color:blue:Independents]]''': '''Independents''': Not joining any sides, and simply trying to find freedom.



A [[VideoGameRemake remake]] called "Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis" was released on October 10th, 2010. Can be downloaded [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/272/ here]]. It removes the multiple-route mechanism in favour of a more linear plot, allowing for far better plot development and {{Foreshadowing}}. Notably, the entire cast from the original game is playable, which, combined with a longer plotline, allows for far greater CharacterDevelopment. The combat system has also become much more unique, enjoyable, and balanced. In addition, all playable characters have been given set names rather than being {{Hello Insert Name Here}} characters: '''[[color:blue:Leon]]''', '''[[color:green:Erin]]''', '''[[color:indigo:Indy]]''', '''[[color:gold:Scott]]''', '''[[color:violet:Violet]]''', '''[[color:red:Dread]]''', '''[[color:orange:Jake]]''', '''[[color:silver:Hawk]]''', and '''Celia'''.

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A [[VideoGameRemake remake]] called "Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis" was released on October 10th, 2010. Can be downloaded [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/272/ here]]. It removes the multiple-route mechanism in favour of a more linear plot, allowing for far better plot development and {{Foreshadowing}}. Notably, the entire cast from the original game is playable, which, combined with a longer plotline, allows for far greater CharacterDevelopment. The combat system has also become much more unique, enjoyable, and balanced. In addition, all playable characters have been given set names rather than being {{Hello Insert Name Here}} HelloInsertNameHere characters: '''[[color:blue:Leon]]''', '''[[color:green:Erin]]''', '''[[color:indigo:Indy]]''', '''[[color:gold:Scott]]''', '''[[color:violet:Violet]]''', '''[[color:red:Dread]]''', '''[[color:orange:Jake]]''', '''[[color:silver:Hawk]]''', '''Leon''', '''Erin''', '''Indy''', '''Scott''', '''Violet''', '''Dread''', '''Jake''', '''Hawk''', and '''Celia'''.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens in multiple instances, though only played unambiguously straight when [[spoiler: getting the EX Guns and fighting the character's shadow self.]] Other cases [[MindScrew might]] include [[spoiler: the Shadow characters]] and, for certain values of "mind," [[spoiler: Heaven]].

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens in multiple instances, though only played unambiguously straight when [[spoiler: getting the EX Guns and fighting the character's shadow self.]] self]]. Other cases [[MindScrew might]] {{mi|ndScrew}}ght include [[spoiler: the Shadow characters]] and, for certain values of "mind," [[spoiler: Heaven]].



* BlackAndGreyMorality: TheEmpire is straight-up evil, but [[LaResistance the Rebels]] are no saints either, and the Independents start out [[HeroicNeutral just wanting to be left alone]] and end up [[spoiler:[[NeutralNoLonger trying to]] [[OmnicidalNeutral take both sides out]]; the Empire because ItsPersonal, and the Rebels because...um, Black had a feeling about White and went KnightTemplar.]]

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: TheEmpire is straight-up evil, but [[LaResistance the Rebels]] are no saints either, and the Independents start out [[HeroicNeutral just wanting to be left alone]] and end up [[spoiler:[[NeutralNoLonger trying to]] [[OmnicidalNeutral take both sides out]]; the Empire because ItsPersonal, and the Rebels because...um, Black had a feeling about White and went KnightTemplar.]]KnightTemplar]].



* BonusBoss: One of Jackal's forms, others are required to get everyone's [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]]. [[spoiler:Except Blue, who gets his from Gray. Who is himself a BonusBoss.]]

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* BonusBoss: One of Jackal's forms, others are required to get everyone's [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Infinity+1 Gun]]. [[spoiler:Except Blue, who gets his from Gray. Who is himself a BonusBoss.]]



* DownerEnding: Almost all of them, except [[spoiler: [[GoldenEnding the one gotten for completing the Innovator route perfectly]].]]
* DownTheDrain: One of the [[ScrappyLevel low points]], unfortunately.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Green]].
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:Limit Green]], and [[spoiler:Blue on the Innovator route.]]

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* DownerEnding: Almost all of them, except [[spoiler: [[GoldenEnding the one gotten for completing the Innovator route perfectly]].perfectly]]]].
* DownTheDrain: One of the [[ThatOneLevel low points]], unfortunately.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Green.
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* DownTheDrain: One of the [[ScrappyLevel low points]], unfortunately.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Green]].
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:Limit Green]], and [[spoiler:Blue on the Innovator route.]]route]].



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Orange, [[BlackAndGreyMorality sort of.]]]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Orange, [[BlackAndGreyMorality [[BlackAndGrayMorality sort of.]]]]of]].]]



%%* LightningBruiser: Black, masked. Gets a bit more [[FragileSpeedster fragile]] without the mask, but her PK abilities [[GameBreaker more than make up for it]].

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%%* LightningBruiser: Black, masked. Gets a bit more [[FragileSpeedster fragile]] {{fragile|Speedster}} without the mask, but her PK abilities [[GameBreaker more than make up for it]].



** The ManBehindTheMan, [[spoiler:Aila]], is capable of doing a specific form of this; they can imprint a "suggestion" on a target, causing them to think they thought of the idea themselves. Later in the game, this functions as straight-up MindControl.
* MultipleEndings - One for each route.

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** The ManBehindTheMan, TheManBehindTheMan, [[spoiler:Aila]], is capable of doing a specific form of this; they can imprint a "suggestion" on a target, causing them to think they thought of the idea themselves. Later in the game, this functions as straight-up MindControl.
* MultipleEndings - MultipleEndings: One for each route.



* NonIndicativeName: Blue's a redhead.

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* NonIndicativeName: NonindicativeName: Blue's a redhead.



* SacrificialLamb: No matter what route is taken, [[spoiler:Green]] is ''always'' the first core character to die. [[spoiler: Unless you're playing the Innovator route]].

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Rebels attempt to take down the Independents because the latter might be brainwashed by TheEmpire. [[spoiler: In their ending, White becomes PresidentEvil, though it's [[MindControl not his fault]].]]
* SacrificialLamb: No matter what route is taken, [[spoiler:Green]] is ''always'' the first core character to die. [[spoiler: Unless you're playing the Innovator route]].route.]]



* ThemeNaming: Everyone is named after a color. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for the most part, as at the beginning of the game everyone is participating in a DeadlyGame and assigned a code color. [[spoiler: "Gray" isn't that uncommon as a name, either.]]

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* ThemeNaming: Everyone is named after a color. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} for the most part, as at the beginning of the game everyone is participating in a DeadlyGame and assigned a code color. [[spoiler: "Gray" isn't that uncommon as a name, either.]]



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Rebels attempt to take down the Independents because the latter might be brainwashed by TheEmpire. [[spoiler: In their ending, White becomes PresidentEvil, though it's [[MindControl not his fault]].]]



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler: Aila. She and her sisters had [[AndIMustScream perfectly good reasons for rebellion]], but [[OmnicidalManiac she takes it a little far,]] [[SinsOfOurFathers long after anyone who offended against her is dead]].]]

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler: Aila. She and her sisters had [[AndIMustScream perfectly good reasons for rebellion]], but [[OmnicidalManiac she takes it a little far,]] far]], [[SinsOfOurFathers long after anyone who offended against her is dead]].]]



** '''Blue's Analyze''': Useful for figuring out the weaknesses of enemies that aren't immedietly obvious.\\

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** '''Blue's Analyze''': Useful for figuring out the weaknesses of enemies that aren't immedietly immediately obvious.\\



* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:Aila]]. Justified, since they're an EnergyBeing.

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* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:Aila]]. [[spoiler:Aila.]] Justified, since they're an EnergyBeing.



** Also, the "darkside" {{Bonus Boss}}es that can be fought to obtain characters' {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s.

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** Also, the "darkside" {{Bonus Boss}}es that can be fought to obtain characters' {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s.[[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Swords]].



* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:Hawk only joins your party permanently when you're literally on the FinalBoss' doorstep]]. Subverted in that they do join your party for short periods of time prior to when they join permanently.

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* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:Hawk only joins your party permanently when you're literally on the FinalBoss' doorstep]]. doorstep.]] Subverted in that they do join your party for short periods of time prior to when they join permanently.



* FireIceLightning: Force and [[PsychicPowers Psych]] too.

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* FireIceLightning: Force and [[PsychicPowers Psych]] {{Psych|icPowers}} too.



* ForcedLevelGrinding: Due to the lack of LeakedExperience. Mercifully, level doesn't impact much other than HP, but you will still need to do a fair bit of grinding if you want to do the postgame content. Especially annoying because each and every character has a [[DuelBoss Duel]] BonusBoss that you'll have to raise their level for.

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* ForcedLevelGrinding: Due to the lack of LeakedExperience. Mercifully, level doesn't impact much other than HP, but you will still need to do a fair bit of grinding if you want to do the postgame content. Especially annoying because each and every character has a [[DuelBoss Duel]] {{Duel|Boss}} BonusBoss that you'll have to raise their level for.



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Celia, once she sees Aila in phase 6. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Indy manages to cheer her up again in phase 7.]]]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Celia, once she sees Aila in phase 6. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Indy manages to cheer her up again in phase 7.]]]]



* NominalImportance: Played so very, very straight. Characters without names aren't even drawn with faces, and the lack of sympathy for their deaths comes close to WhatMeasureIsAMook at times, especailly given how often your characters fight each other. Odds are very good that if someone's got a name and picture, then they will join your party during the game, or in the post-game.

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* NominalImportance: Played so very, very straight. Characters without names aren't even drawn with faces, and the lack of sympathy for their deaths comes close to WhatMeasureIsAMook at times, especailly especially given how often your characters fight each other. Odds are very good that if someone's got a name and picture, then they will join your party during the game, or in the post-game.



* RainbowSpeak: Important phrases are highlighted in azure blue. Also, whenever characters' names are mentioned, they're in the colour they were in the original Alter A.I.L.A. [[color:red:Lavitz]], [[color:gold:Jeebes]], [[color:purple:Reeves]], and [[color:green:Tinder]] get name colours as well.

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* RainbowSpeak: Important phrases are highlighted in azure blue. Also, whenever characters' names are mentioned, they're in the colour they were in the original Alter A.I.L.A. [[color:red:Lavitz]], [[color:gold:Jeebes]], [[color:purple:Reeves]], Lavitz, Jeebes, Reeves, and [[color:green:Tinder]] Tinder get name colours as well.



** The Heart of Mysia and Al Di La syncs turn whoever equips them into an extreme version of this. They increase Guard and Speed by incredible amounts, but reduce the characters' damage to 1. (And before you try giving them to Erin, be aware that they affect her healing skills as well) They are useful for [[ItemCaddy Item Caddies]], though, as damage from items is not affected.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. Characters can only swim on the surface until the [[ArtificialGill Aqualung]] is obtained, however.

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** The Heart of Mysia and Al Di La syncs turn whoever equips them into an extreme version of this. They increase Guard and Speed by incredible amounts, but reduce the characters' damage to 1. (And before you try giving them to Erin, be aware that they affect her healing skills as well) They are useful for [[ItemCaddy Item Caddies]], {{Item Cadd|y}}ies, though, as damage from items is not affected.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. Characters can only swim on the surface until the [[ArtificialGill Aqualung]] {{A|rtificialGill}}qualung is obtained, however.



-->'''[[spoiler:Aila]]: [[color:red:Die.]]'''

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-->'''[[spoiler:Aila]]: [[color:red:Die.]]'''Die.'''



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Generally averted; the protagonists don't mind mowing down {{mook}}s, regardless of if they're humans, aliens, mutants, robots, or androids.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Generally averted; the protagonists don't mind mowing down {{mook}}s, {{mooks}}, regardless of if they're humans, aliens, mutants, robots, or androids.
20th Mar '17 6:58:30 AM Preki
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* WordSaladHorror: The final note you find in the third level of [[spoiler: Orbital Prison]].
13th Jan '16 8:44:41 PM Berrenta
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[spoiler: If you finished the game and are returning to Phase 2, you will skip the Street Tournament and Scott will just go and fetch the item.]]
4th Jan '16 9:29:50 AM Ryan914
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* PsychoSerum: [[spoiler:Jackal Serum in high doses, which is also justified. It's designed to heighten both mental and physical capabilities, but overdose causes neurological deterioration and reversion to primal instincts. However, the heightened strength and endurance are retained, meaning you now have someone who's effectively a superpowerful zombie on your hands.]]

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* PsychoSerum: [[spoiler:Jackal Serum [[spoiler:Red Juice in high doses, which is also justified. It's designed to heighten both mental and physical capabilities, but overdose causes neurological deterioration and reversion to primal instincts. However, the heightened strength and endurance are retained, meaning you now have someone who's effectively a superpowerful zombie on your hands.]] Mind's Smile is mental version of the serum]]



* RareCandy: Enhancers. Interestingly, they are infinite in amount; they can be obtained from red core chests and even bought from stores. To counteract this, however, they only raise stats by pitiful amounts. And [[OneStatToRuleThemAll there are none that raise Speed]].

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* RareCandy: Enhancers. Interestingly, they are infinite in amount; they can be obtained from red core chests and even bought from stores. To counteract this, however, they only raise stats by pitiful amounts.1 per use. And [[OneStatToRuleThemAll there are none that raise Speed]].



* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted; nothing is immune to status effects, even bosses. Inflicting crushes on your opponent is usually a good way to cripple them.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted; nothing is immune to status effects, even bosses. Inflicting crushes on your opponent is usually a good way to cripple them.them or to make a battle more bearable if your characters are underlevelled.
4th Jan '16 9:20:32 AM Ryan914
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* LawOfInverseRecoil: Magnums have incredible recoil; firing them one-handed is a good way to end up with broken wrists. However, Hawk manages to fire one one-handed with no problem at all during a cutscene.

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* LawOfInverseRecoil: Magnums have incredible recoil; firing them one-handed is a good way to end up with a broken wrists.wrist. However, Hawk manages to fire one one-handed with no problem at all during a cutscene.
31st Dec '15 8:27:52 PM Ryan914
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* HoYay: Kugar and Tinder. The latter [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] it ruthlessly.
** A darker version is revealed in Orange's case. [[spoiler: His duel with Shadow Red is about him sorting out his conflicting feelings about Red.]]



* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler:Kugar. The poor guy used to be a kind person, but was then mind-controlled by Aila for ''years'', forcing him to commit atrocities and become the oppressive dictator he is by the beginning of the game. By the time you encounter him in Avalon, he's been driven completely insane by Aila's control, and has been under her influence for so long that freeing him is impossible.]]



* DevelopmentHell: Having to juggle ten different characters, each with their own sideplots and CharacterDevelopment, was, understandably, too much for Neok. This forced him to cut a few character subplots short so he could avoid the massive writer's block. Fortunately, he says that he's learned from his mistake, and aims to be more careful with characters next time.



* GameBreaker: Zero system. More damaged dealt depending on reduced HP. Certain Modes can give you Exceed at a decent rate for a small percentage of HP per turn. Combine the 2 and you have a nigh unstoppable force.
** You can actually buy Zero Systems from Tinder if you can find him.



* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Averted. You can un-equip every playable character at any time, even ones that aren't currently in the party.

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* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Averted. You can un-equip every playable character at any time, even ones that aren't currently in the party.party as long as you have recruited them once.


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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[spoiler: If you finished the game and are returning to Phase 2, you will skip the Street Tournament and Scott will just go and fetch the item.]]
15th Dec '15 3:50:37 PM Discar
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* '''Black''' - {{The Faceless}} [[spoiler:until later.]]

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* '''Black''' - {{The Faceless}} [[spoiler:until later.]]
Faceless}}



* MacGuffinGirl: Celia, somewhat. She takes it completely in stride, however.
3rd Dec '15 4:23:34 PM Adept
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Okay, getting past the movie-trailer-speak, '''Alter A.I.L.A''' is a popular and very highly-regarded RPG made in [[RPGMaker RPG Maker 2003]] by Neok. As mentioned above, the game has three different routes, making for very high replay value. But what makes it even better is that completing all three routes unlocks a [[GoldenEnding fourth route]], which outclasses the first three in almost every way. The plotline is rife with twists, turns, and interesting developments, the characters are fleshed-out and engaging, and the music is top notch. Definitely worth checking out.

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Okay, getting past the movie-trailer-speak, '''Alter A.I.L.A''' is a popular and very highly-regarded RPG made in [[RPGMaker RPG Maker 2003]] VideoGame/RPGMaker 2003 by Neok. As mentioned above, the game has three different routes, making for very high replay value. But what makes it even better is that completing all three routes unlocks a [[GoldenEnding fourth route]], which outclasses the first three in almost every way. The plotline is rife with twists, turns, and interesting developments, the characters are fleshed-out and engaging, and the music is top notch. Definitely worth checking out.
23rd Oct '15 8:36:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneStatToRuleThemAll: As with all ATB-based battle systems, Speed. Doubling it essentially doubles all of your other stats at the same time, since you can act twice as often. Fortunately, Neok is GenreSavvy in this regard -- Speed can only be increased through equipment, and only in small amounts. SPD Boosters also cost more than other boost items.

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* OneStatToRuleThemAll: As with all ATB-based battle systems, Speed. Doubling it essentially doubles all of your other stats at the same time, since you can act twice as often. Fortunately, Neok is GenreSavvy clever in this regard -- Speed can only be increased through equipment, and only in small amounts. SPD Boosters also cost more than other boost items.
28th Sep '15 2:57:50 PM HighCrate
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* LightningBruiser: Black, masked. Gets a bit more [[FragileSpeedster fragile]] without the mask, but her PK abilities [[GameBreaker more than make up for it]].

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* %%* LightningBruiser: Black, masked. Gets a bit more [[FragileSpeedster fragile]] without the mask, but her PK abilities [[GameBreaker more than make up for it]].



%% * FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon: Violet.

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%% * FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon: FragileSpeedster: Violet.



* FunWithAcronyms: S.P.E.A.R., G.U.A.R.D.I.A.N., and C.R.I.S.I.S. We never actually learn what they stand for.
** WordOfGod says that "C.R.I.S.I.S." stands for "Covert Reactant Intelligence Systematic Integral Special Force". He doesn't have any secret definitions of for the other two, though.

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* FunWithAcronyms: S.P.E.A.R., G.U.A.R.D.I.A.N., and C.R.I.S.I.S. We never actually learn what they stand for.
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for. WordOfGod says that "C.R.I.S.I.S." stands for "Covert Reactant Intelligence Systematic Integral Special Force". He doesn't have any secret definitions of for the other two, though.
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