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28th May '17 6:02:07 PM jackyb
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* AlternateContinuity: The series has three timelines to date, from Armored Core to Armored Core 2: Another Age, Armored Core 3 through Last Raven, and Armored Core 4 through Armored Core: Verdict Day. It's likely future games will have their own continuity as well, nods not withstanding.
17th Apr '17 11:01:16 PM TheGunheart
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* AIBreaker: Any fight with a Raven in Master of Arena who relies heavily on missiles and aerial maneuvers can be all but immobilized by fighting in the underground parking structure arena. They'll simply keep jumping straight up into the ceiling, fall down, and try again, occasionally firing missiles that explode as soon as they're launched.
6th Apr '17 7:34:32 PM TheGunheart
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: An Armored Core's [[EnergyBlade Laser Blade]] is mounted on the machine's forearm.
11th Mar '17 12:01:49 PM nombretomado
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* MiniMecha: In ''V'' the AC are now 5 meters tall, similar to '''''[[MetalWolfChaos METAL WOLF CHAOS]]'''''

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* MiniMecha: In ''V'' the AC are now 5 meters tall, similar to '''''[[MetalWolfChaos '''''[[VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos METAL WOLF CHAOS]]'''''



* SpiritualSuccessor: Three of them: ''VideoGame/ChromeHounds'', ''Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit'', and '''''[[MetalWolfChaos METAL WOLF CHAOS]]'''''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Three of them: ''VideoGame/ChromeHounds'', ''Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit'', and '''''[[MetalWolfChaos '''''[[VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos METAL WOLF CHAOS]]'''''
17th Dec '16 2:45:01 PM Gosicrystal
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''Armored Core'': In the distant future, the majority of Earth's population has been wiped out in an event known as the 'Great Destruction.' In the wake of destruction, humanity has been forced to live underground while corrupt corporations battle for supremacy. You play as a 'Raven,' a mercenary of the Ravens' Nest group, who pilots an Armored Core (AC), the eponymous HumongousMecha.
* ''Armored Core: Project Phantasma'': A Raven operating out of Isaac City receives a mysterious request, to 'infiltrate the Amber Crown.' No corporation or sender name is given, and due to the amount listed in the monetary reward, the danger is obviously great.
* ''Armored Core: Master of Arena'': In one of the corporation's more violent battles, several innocents are killed in the crossfire. One man loses his entire family, and a few months later, he decides to take revenge on the pilot responsible, the Raven known as Hustler One, pilot of the AC named Nineball.
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''Armored Core 2'': Sixty-seven years after the first game, Earth's second largest corporation, Zio Matrix, attains the plans for a research project on Mars, dating back before the Great Destruction. They launch the terraforming project, which causes the Martian atmosphere to approximate Earth's. The other corporations learn of the project, and follow Zio Matrix to Mars, bringing the battle between them from Earth to Mars. As a Raven, a mercenary of the group Nerves Concord (similar to the Ravens' Nest of old), you don't care about any of that. It's all about the money.
* '' Armored Core 2: Another Age'': Five years after Armored Core 2, the corporations have all fallen out of favor with the Earth government after the incidents on Mars. The people, still living in subterranean cities are tiring of being ignored and armed revolts are a daily occurrence.
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''Armored Core 3'': Set in a post-apocalyptic future, society lives in a subterranean society known as Layered. It is ruled by an AI construct known only as the Controller, which dictates nearly everything that goes on in the world. The major corporations Mirage and Crest and the smaller Kisaragi vie for dominance. The Controller's strange actions seem to indicate that it is going haywire. You play a Raven of the game's mercenary group, this time known as 'Global Cortex'.

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* ''Armored Core'': In the distant future, the majority of Earth's population has been wiped out in an event known as the 'Great Destruction.' In the wake of destruction, humanity has been forced to live underground while corrupt corporations battle for supremacy. You play as a 'Raven,' a mercenary of the Ravens' Nest group, who pilots an Armored Core (AC), the eponymous HumongousMecha.
* ** ''Armored Core: Project Phantasma'': A Raven operating out of Isaac City receives a mysterious request, to 'infiltrate the Amber Crown.' No corporation or sender name is given, and due to the amount listed in the monetary reward, the danger is obviously great.
* ** ''Armored Core: Master of Arena'': In one of the corporation's more violent battles, several innocents are killed in the crossfire. One man loses his entire family, and a few months later, he decides to take revenge on the pilot responsible, the Raven known as Hustler One, pilot of the AC named Nineball.
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* ''Armored Core 2'': Sixty-seven years after the first game, Earth's second largest corporation, Zio Matrix, attains the plans for a research project on Mars, dating back before the Great Destruction. They launch the terraforming project, which causes the Martian atmosphere to approximate Earth's. The other corporations learn of the project, and follow Zio Matrix to Mars, bringing the battle between them from Earth to Mars. As a Raven, a mercenary of the group Nerves Concord (similar to the Ravens' Nest of old), you don't care about any of that. It's all about the money.
* ** '' Armored Core 2: Another Age'': Five years after Armored Core 2, the corporations have all fallen out of favor with the Earth government after the incidents on Mars. The people, still living in subterranean cities are tiring of being ignored and armed revolts are a daily occurrence.
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* ''Armored Core 3'': Set in a post-apocalyptic future, society lives in a subterranean society known as Layered. It is ruled by an AI construct known only as the Controller, which dictates nearly everything that goes on in the world. The major corporations Mirage and Crest and the smaller Kisaragi vie for dominance. The Controller's strange actions seem to indicate that it is going haywire. You play a Raven of the game's mercenary group, this time known as 'Global Cortex'.



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''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4'': The human population experienced an exponential increase, putting a strain on global food supply. As populations increased, so did the gap between the rich and the poor. The governments of the world began to lose control of their populations, and the six major corporations stepped in, declaring an all-out war. Using advanced AC technology known as NEXT that relies on Kojima Armor, they toppled the world's governments in less than a month, and worked out a new system of government, Pax Economica. Under this system, loyalty to the corporations provides one with food and shelter, essentially forcing people to be slaves. The Ravens have essentially been destroyed, and most pilots are either forced to patrol the colonies for meager pay, or side with one of the armed rebellion groups.

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* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4'': The human population experienced an exponential increase, putting a strain on global food supply. As populations increased, so did the gap between the rich and the poor. The governments of the world began to lose control of their populations, and the six major corporations stepped in, declaring an all-out war. Using advanced AC technology known as NEXT that relies on Kojima Armor, they toppled the world's governments in less than a month, and worked out a new system of government, Pax Economica. Under this system, loyalty to the corporations provides one with food and shelter, essentially forcing people to be slaves. The Ravens have essentially been destroyed, and most pilots are either forced to patrol the colonies for meager pay, or side with one of the armed rebellion groups.



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''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV'': After long, bloody wars have polluted most of the Earth, humanity is sequestered in a portion of land that has grown into a large Megapolis simply called The City. Led by a despotic ruler called "Father", The City manages to get by even during harshest of conflicts, except when the [[LaResistance Resistance]] takes matters into their own hands and initiates a coup, emboldened by the addition of a very skilled AC pilot: you. However, things get complicated when a nefarious third party called The Corporation seemingly aids Father by supplying strange, often powerful technology, while at the same time pursuing the Player Character relentlessly.

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* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV'': After long, bloody wars have polluted most of the Earth, humanity is sequestered in a portion of land that has grown into a large Megapolis simply called The City. Led by a despotic ruler called "Father", The City manages to get by even during harshest of conflicts, except when the [[LaResistance Resistance]] takes matters into their own hands and initiates a coup, emboldened by the addition of a very skilled AC pilot: you. However, things get complicated when a nefarious third party called The Corporation seemingly aids Father by supplying strange, often powerful technology, while at the same time pursuing the Player Character relentlessly.









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* HundredPercentCompletion: After beating the games, it's possible to go back and select any mission you like. Getting 100% completion means doing every mission and finding every hidden part. In-universe, some Ravens and [=LYNXes=] have a 100% mission rating.



* AllThereInTheManual: Given some BlindIdiotTranslation and NoExportForYou for some of the extra material collections and art books, you need to do some digging to understand some of the games' plot.
** Thankfully, TheWikiRule has helped to alleviate this some.
*** The Armored Core Facebook page is posting some of the information only available on the Japanese ACVD Link which include the side story Forgotten Day and [[spoiler: says that the AC4 and AC V universes are on in the same]]

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
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Given some BlindIdiotTranslation and NoExportForYou for some of the extra material collections and art books, you need to do some digging to understand some of the games' plot.
**
plot. Thankfully, TheWikiRule has helped to alleviate this some.
*** ** The Armored Core Facebook page is posting some of the information only available on the Japanese ACVD Link which include the side story Forgotten Day and [[spoiler: says that the AC4 and AC V universes are on in the same]]



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* DevelopmentGag: The "God is Force" screen at the beginning of ''Armored Core 4'''s intro is a reference to the game's early development codename, ''Project Force''.



* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor variation: In Armored Core 4, several places that are named in missions (such as Old/Former Peace City) has had their locations changed between original Japanese version and subsequent versions. At first, Former Peace City is located on what used to be Las Vegas (or at least somewhere in the State of Nevada). The US version changes it to somewhere in the Middle East.
** A more major version from the same game is that, thanks to {{Qurac}}-influenced ThemeNaming in Eqbal's products, most of them were named after Islamic terms, such as the Tawhid (''Oneness of God'') arm-shotgun, the Injil (''Bible'') reverse-legged part, and the Zakat (''Charity'') machinegun, amongst others. These were changed into meaningless gibberish such as Zakajj in subsequent versions. See also IHaveManyNames entry below.
** Also in 4 the 03-AALIYAH mecha became ALIYA most likely due to the singer who died. The first A and the H returned in ''For Answer''.



* HundredPercentCompletion: After beating the games, it's possible to go back and select any mission you like. Getting 100% completion means doing every mission and finding every hidden part. In-universe, some Ravens and [=LYNXes=] have a 100% mission rating.



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* PassingTheTorch: Your character's operator (possibly mentor) in ''For Answer'' is [[spoiler: Kasumi Sumika, a LYNX who first appeared in [=AC4=]]].
** OlderThanTheyThink: [[ActionGirl Your part-time partner and proto-operator]] in ''Project Phantasma'' is also called Sumika. However, given ''PP'' and ''4A'' take place it separate universes, it's not the same one.
** Another example from 4A, after defending Line Ark alongside the White Glint, Fiona Thanks you for helping them and says that she wishes to express her gratitude. You then acquire the Arms, Legs, Head and Core of the White Glint.

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* PassingTheTorch: PassingTheTorch:
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Your character's operator (possibly mentor) in ''For Answer'' is [[spoiler: Kasumi Sumika, a LYNX who first appeared in [=AC4=]]].
** OlderThanTheyThink: [[ActionGirl Your part-time partner and proto-operator]] in ''Project Phantasma'' is also called Sumika. However, given ''PP'' and ''4A'' take place it separate universes, it's not the same one.
** Another example from
In 4A, after defending Line Ark alongside the White Glint, Fiona Thanks you for helping them and says that she wishes to express her gratitude. You then acquire the Arms, Legs, Head and Core of the White Glint.



* PreOrderBonus: ''Armored Core V'' had two, the Recon pack and Heavy Assault pack, which gave some of the Overed Weapons early without needing to beat the game. Apparently ''Armored Core 4'' had one which added two more [=NEXTs=] to fight in the Simulation (one of which was apparently Nineball) but it's most likely an Internet rumor since there's no proof anywhere.
** VD came with a cool one which came with an artbook, soundtrack CD and a small model AC if you ordered it from Bamco's site.


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7th Dec '16 11:01:52 PM Xtifr
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'''''Armored Core''''': In the distant future, the majority of Earth's population has been wiped out in an event known as the 'Great Destruction.' In the wake of destruction, humanity has been forced to live underground while corrupt corporations battle for supremacy. You play as a 'Raven,' a mercenary of the Ravens' Nest group, who pilots an Armored Core (AC), the eponymous HumongousMecha.

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'''''Armored Core''''': ''Armored Core'': In the distant future, the majority of Earth's population has been wiped out in an event known as the 'Great Destruction.' In the wake of destruction, humanity has been forced to live underground while corrupt corporations battle for supremacy. You play as a 'Raven,' a mercenary of the Ravens' Nest group, who pilots an Armored Core (AC), the eponymous HumongousMecha.



'''''Armored Core 2''''': Sixty-seven years after the first game, Earth's second largest corporation, Zio Matrix, attains the plans for a research project on Mars, dating back before the Great Destruction. They launch the terraforming project, which causes the Martian atmosphere to approximate Earth's. The other corporations learn of the project, and follow Zio Matrix to Mars, bringing the battle between them from Earth to Mars. As a Raven, a mercenary of the group Nerves Concord (similar to the Ravens' Nest of old), you don't care about any of that. It's all about the money.

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'''''Armored ''Armored Core 2''''': 2'': Sixty-seven years after the first game, Earth's second largest corporation, Zio Matrix, attains the plans for a research project on Mars, dating back before the Great Destruction. They launch the terraforming project, which causes the Martian atmosphere to approximate Earth's. The other corporations learn of the project, and follow Zio Matrix to Mars, bringing the battle between them from Earth to Mars. As a Raven, a mercenary of the group Nerves Concord (similar to the Ravens' Nest of old), you don't care about any of that. It's all about the money.



'''''Armored Core 3''''': Set in a post-apocalyptic future, society lives in a subterranean society known as Layered. It is ruled by an AI construct known only as the Controller, which dictates nearly everything that goes on in the world. The major corporations Mirage and Crest and the smaller Kisaragi vie for dominance. The Controller's strange actions seem to indicate that it is going haywire. You play a Raven of the game's mercenary group, this time known as 'Global Cortex'.

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'''''Armored ''Armored Core 3''''': 3'': Set in a post-apocalyptic future, society lives in a subterranean society known as Layered. It is ruled by an AI construct known only as the Controller, which dictates nearly everything that goes on in the world. The major corporations Mirage and Crest and the smaller Kisaragi vie for dominance. The Controller's strange actions seem to indicate that it is going haywire. You play a Raven of the game's mercenary group, this time known as 'Global Cortex'.



'''''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4''''': The human population experienced an exponential increase, putting a strain on global food supply. As populations increased, so did the gap between the rich and the poor. The governments of the world began to lose control of their populations, and the six major corporations stepped in, declaring an all-out war. Using advanced AC technology known as NEXT that relies on Kojima Armor, they toppled the world's governments in less than a month, and worked out a new system of government, Pax Economica. Under this system, loyalty to the corporations provides one with food and shelter, essentially forcing people to be slaves. The Ravens have essentially been destroyed, and most pilots are either forced to patrol the colonies for meager pay, or side with one of the armed rebellion groups.

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'''''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4''''': ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4'': The human population experienced an exponential increase, putting a strain on global food supply. As populations increased, so did the gap between the rich and the poor. The governments of the world began to lose control of their populations, and the six major corporations stepped in, declaring an all-out war. Using advanced AC technology known as NEXT that relies on Kojima Armor, they toppled the world's governments in less than a month, and worked out a new system of government, Pax Economica. Under this system, loyalty to the corporations provides one with food and shelter, essentially forcing people to be slaves. The Ravens have essentially been destroyed, and most pilots are either forced to patrol the colonies for meager pay, or side with one of the armed rebellion groups.



'''''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV''''': After long, bloody wars have polluted most of the Earth, humanity is sequestered in a portion of land that has grown into a large Megapolis simply called The City. Led by a despotic ruler called "Father", The City manages to get by even during harshest of conflicts, except when the [[LaResistance Resistance]] takes matters into their own hands and initiates a coup, emboldened by the addition of a very skilled AC pilot: you. However, things get complicated when a nefarious third party called The Corporation seemingly aids Father by supplying strange, often powerful technology, while at the same time pursuing the Player Character relentlessly.

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'''''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV''''': ''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV'': After long, bloody wars have polluted most of the Earth, humanity is sequestered in a portion of land that has grown into a large Megapolis simply called The City. Led by a despotic ruler called "Father", The City manages to get by even during harshest of conflicts, except when the [[LaResistance Resistance]] takes matters into their own hands and initiates a coup, emboldened by the addition of a very skilled AC pilot: you. However, things get complicated when a nefarious third party called The Corporation seemingly aids Father by supplying strange, often powerful technology, while at the same time pursuing the Player Character relentlessly.
15th Nov '16 7:51:52 PM BlackArmorTails
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* CurbStompBattle: Poor Arms Fort Stigro's mission takes longer to load up than it does to destroy the target. The target is a colossal missile-launching hydrofoil with a giant bow-mounted sword blade. Know what else it has? No defense at all against laser blades.

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* CurbStompBattle: Poor Arms Fort Stigro's mission takes longer to load up than it does to destroy the target. The target is a colossal missile-launching hydrofoil with a giant bow-mounted sword blade. Know what else it has? No defense at all against laser blades.blades or rockets, the latter destroying it the moment the mission begins.
24th Sep '16 6:53:34 AM TypeProton
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The main draw of all ''Armored Core'' games is that the titular Core can be separated into various parts; core, head, leg, generators, weapons and so on. Players are offered choice of parts in the market which can be mix and matched at will.

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The main draw of all ''Armored Core'' games is that the titular Core can be separated into various parts; core, head, leg, generators, weapons and so on. Players are offered choice of parts in the market which [[EliteTweak can be mix and matched at will.
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24th Sep '16 6:51:33 AM TypeProton
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The main draw of all ''Armored Core'' games is that the titular Core can be separated into various parts; core, head, leg, generators, weapons and so on. Players are offered choice of parts in the market which can be mix and matched as will.

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The main draw of all ''Armored Core'' games is that the titular Core can be separated into various parts; core, head, leg, generators, weapons and so on. Players are offered choice of parts in the market which can be mix and matched as at will.
24th Sep '16 6:51:20 AM TypeProton
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The main draw of all ''Armored Core'' games is that the titular Core can be separated into various parts; core, head, leg, generators, weapons and so on. Players are offered choice of parts in the market which can be mix and matched as will.
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