History VideoGame / BloodyRoar

24th Jun '17 3:17:48 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury''/''Extreme'' (Similar to 3 in terms of assets, but otherwise, a completely new game)

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* ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury''/''Extreme'' (Similar ([[MissionPackSequel Similar to 3 in terms of assets, assets]], but otherwise, a completely new game)



* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: In ''Bloody Roar'' and ''Bloody Roar 2'', if one selects most characters in their alternate costumes and watches them transform into beast mode, it will be noticeable that some of their beast modes' coloration will not be found on their real-life animal counterparts ie. One costume of Gado's in the first game has him turn into a bright blue lion with an orange mane. This has been averted starting with ''Bloody Roar 3'', where their coloration is closer to real life, with the notable exception of Shenlong, who turns into a violet-purple tiger normally and a scarlet-red tiger in his alternate costume.

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: In ''Bloody Roar'' and ''Bloody Roar 2'', if one selects most characters in their alternate costumes and watches them transform into beast mode, it will be noticeable that some of their beast modes' coloration will not be found on their real-life animal counterparts ie. One counterparts. For instance, one costume of Gado's in the first game has him turn into a bright blue lion with an orange mane. This has been averted starting with ''Bloody Roar 3'', where their coloration is closer to real life, with the notable exception of Shenlong, who turns into a violet-purple tiger normally and a scarlet-red tiger in his alternate costume.costume, presumably as a result of tampering with his genetic code in the process of cloning him from Long.



** Stun too after ''Bloody Roar 3'', though in this case, he's been cloned.

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** Stun too Stun, too, who died after ''Bloody Roar 3'', though ''3'', had a clone come back for ''Primal Fury/Extreme'', then [[UnexplainedRecovery the original came back for some reason]] in this case, he's been cloned.''4''.
15th Jun '17 4:22:14 PM Kadorhal
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The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have access to different attacks and special moves, while also providing essentially two health bars, one for regular health and a second one for beast form. The latter is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form, the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.

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The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have access to different attacks and special moves, while also providing essentially two health bars, one for regular health and a second one for beast form. The latter is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form, form (while also allowing a small amount of the damage dealt to the health bar to be regenerated while in beast form), the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.
15th Jun '17 4:18:28 PM Kadorhal
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: (Alan) Gado and (Hajime) Busuzima are only ever addressed by their last name in the games. Gado's daughter is also only ever called "Shina" or "Marvel", depending on region.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: (Alan) Gado and (Hajime) Busuzima are only ever addressed by their last name in the games. Gado's daughter daughter, officially named Jeanne Gado, is also only ever called "Shina" or "Marvel", "Marvel" depending on region.



* PantheraAwesome: No fewer than ''five'' characters, two of whom are tigers.

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* PantheraAwesome: No fewer than ''five'' characters, two of whom are tigers.characters just by the second game. Gado (lion) and Long (tiger) debuted in the original, with ''2'' adding Shina/Marvel (leopard), Uriko ([[CatGirl half-cat]]), and Shenlong (another tiger).
15th Jun '17 2:48:48 AM Kadorhal
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[[caption-width-right:256:"My soul awakens... WITH A PRIMAL SCREAM!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:256:"My soul awakens... WITH A PRIMAL SCREAM!"]]

->''The unrelenting call of the wild courses through my body. The tremble of these fingers cannot be stopped. The real me... the facade of a man crumbles, and my true self awakens, with a primal scream!''



** In the case of Dragon Ryoho, whose health bar is almost depleted when faced as the final boss, he will happily use beast drives, which cost him parts of the beast gauge. To put simply, he is able to turn himself into a [[OneHitPointWonder one hit point wonder.]] It seems that the best way to balance this out is to make his beast drive really powerful, but that can be dodged.

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** In the case of Dragon Ryoho, whose health bar is almost depleted when faced as the final boss, he will happily use beast drives, which cost him parts of the beast gauge. To put simply, he is able to turn himself into a [[OneHitPointWonder one hit point wonder.]] OneHitPointWonder. It seems that the best way to balance this out is to make his beast drive really powerful, but that can be dodged.



* BlessedWithSuck: In some way or another, just about all of the more powerful characters (i.e. Uriko, Uranus, Xion, Ryoho, etc.) get bowled over with this. Cronos, ''by far'', has it the worst. An oddity among Zoanthropes, Cronos was a rare specimen with ''two'' Beast forms. Unfortunately, Cronos [[PowerIncontinence has little control over]] [[EnemyWithin his Phoenix form]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the more powerful and more destructive side of his persona]]. During his childhood, it's heavily implied that his Phoenix form went berserk, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed wiping out his entire home village]]. The number of causalities was great, and his mother was (apparently) [[SelfMadeOrphan among them]].
** Long hates his Zoanthrope genetics, as it was this power that killed his younger sister.

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* BlessedWithSuck: In some way or another, just about all of the more powerful characters (i.e. Uriko, Uranus, Xion, Ryoho, etc.) get bowled over with this. this.
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Cronos, ''by far'', has it the worst. An oddity among Zoanthropes, Cronos was a rare specimen with ''two'' Beast forms. Unfortunately, Cronos [[PowerIncontinence has little control over]] control]] over [[EnemyWithin his Phoenix form]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the more powerful and more destructive side of his persona]]. During his childhood, it's heavily implied that his Phoenix form went berserk, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed wiping out his entire home village]]. The number of causalities was great, and his mother was (apparently) [[SelfMadeOrphan among them]].
** Long hates his Zoanthrope genetics, as it was this power that killed his younger sister. When his beast form starts showing signs of becoming a separate (and evil) entity in his ending in the first game, he goes into self-imposed exile for five years to beat it.



* BonusBoss: Kohryu and Uranus from ''3''.

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* BonusBoss: BonusBoss:
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Kohryu and Uranus from ''3''.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''Shenlong'', who starts out as irredeemably evil and refused to believe that he is a clone. Upon facing Long, the man he is based on, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] to accept that he is a clone. Since then, he went on to live a life for himself, enjoying life more, and appears to be on good terms with Long and Uriko, and becomes more rational with each game.
** ''Gado'' as well. He goes from a BloodKnight in the first game who loves to start fights in honor of his fallen comrade, Yugi. In later games, he takes a more passive role of representing Zonathropes in talks of them co-existing with humans, having apparently eliminated his violent tendencies.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''Shenlong'', Shenlong, who starts out as irredeemably evil and refused to believe that he is a clone. Upon facing Long, the man he is based on, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] to accept that he is a clone.revelation]]. Since then, he went on to live a life for himself, enjoying life more, and appears to be on good terms with Long and Uriko, and becomes more rational with each game.
** ''Gado'' Gado as well. He goes from a BloodKnight in the first game who loves to start fights in honor of his fallen comrade, Yugi. In later games, he takes a more passive role of representing Zonathropes in talks of them co-existing with humans, having apparently eliminated his violent tendencies.



* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Averted '''COMPLETELY''' with Gado the Lion and his daughter Shina the Leopard. Not only are they both French, they are decorated mercenaries known for their courage, fighting skills, achievements in battle, and for being two of the series' most prominent badasses, Gado being a LivingLegend in his universe and one of the more manly males in terms of appearance, personality and fighting style and Shina being a tough-as-nails {{Tomboy}} who is capable of obliterating entire platoons singlehandedly, and that was when she was only ''14 years old''.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Averted '''COMPLETELY''' '''completely''' with Gado the Lion and his daughter Shina the Leopard. Not only are they both French, they are decorated mercenaries known for their courage, fighting skills, achievements in battle, and for being two of the series' most prominent badasses, Gado being a LivingLegend in his universe in-universe and one of the more manly males in terms of appearance, personality and fighting style style, and Shina being a tough-as-nails {{Tomboy}} who is capable of obliterating entire platoons singlehandedly, and that was when she was only ''14 years old''.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fox and Greg never come back after the first game. Mitsuko stops being playable, but is still referenced by other characters over the next couple of games, being the mother (adopted in one case) of two characters that do appear in every other game - Uriko's storyline in the second game even revolves around rescuing her from the ZLF.
** Cronos and Ganesha, who were major characters in Bloody Roar Primal Fury/Extreme, suddenly disappeared from the franchise entirely with their abstance in Bloody Roar 4.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fox and Greg never come came back after the first game. Mitsuko stops being playable, but is still referenced by other characters over the next couple of games, being the mother (adopted in one case) of two characters that do appear in every other game - Uriko's storyline in the second game even revolves around rescuing her from the ZLF.
** Cronos and Ganesha, who were major characters in Bloody Roar Primal Fury/Extreme, suddenly disappeared from the franchise entirely with their abstance in Bloody Roar 4.



* CloningBlues: Shenlong initially loathes Long, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman conflicted by the fact that he was cloned from him]] (the truly noticeable differences in appearance between the two being Shenlong's {{red eyes|TakeWarning}} and [[EvilAlbino white fur]], most likely due to genetic manipulation). He eventually gets over this and mellows out, his role towards Long becoming significantly less antagonistic, to the extent of [[WorthyOpponent a friendly rivalry of sorts]]. It's even implied from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxHed_f59o opening]] of ''Extreme''/''Primal Fury'' that he's friends with Uriko, Long's student.

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* CloningBlues: Shenlong initially loathes Long, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman conflicted by the fact that he was cloned from him]] (the truly noticeable differences in appearance between the two being Shenlong's {{red eyes|TakeWarning}} and and, in beast form, [[EvilAlbino white fur]], most likely due to genetic manipulation). He eventually gets over this and mellows out, his role towards Long becoming significantly less antagonistic, to the extent of [[WorthyOpponent a friendly rivalry of sorts]]. It's even implied from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxHed_f59o opening]] of ''Extreme''/''Primal Fury'' that he's friends with Uriko, Long's student.



** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast gauge, and recovering it never drains Ryoho's health.

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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing part of your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast gauge, and recovering it never drains Ryoho's health.



* {{Cutscene}}: They came in full force in ''4''.

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* {{Cutscene}}: They came in full force in ''4''.''4''; previous games settled almost entirely for still scenes with text that were, outside of ''2'', restricted to the ending and, if you were lucky, the beginning.



* FakeDifficulty: The FinalBoss from ''Bloody Roar 4'' can break through your own guard. And his attacks deal more damage, like half a gauge. Further more, losing to him simply ends the game. The trade off is that it is possible for the final boss to lose almost (if not all) of his health just for performing beast drives.

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* FakeDifficulty: The FinalBoss from ''Bloody Roar 4'' can break through your own guard. And his attacks deal more damage, like half a gauge. Further more, Furthermore, losing to him simply ends the game. The trade off is that it is possible for the final boss to lose almost (if not all) of his health just for performing beast drives.



** Alice has a rabbit transformation, which makes sense in terms of Wonderland...

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** Alice has a rabbit transformation, which [[AliceAllusion makes sense in terms of Wonderland...Wonderland]]...



* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Tylon and the ZLF mostly.

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* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Tylon and the ZLF mostly.mostly, though neither lasts very long past their initial games.



* RingOut: An instant win for anyone who pulls it off.

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* RingOut: An instant win for anyone who pulls it off.off, though it takes some doing to break the walls and allow it.



* ShoutOut: Yugo very closely quotes ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'' in his introductory cutscene in ''2''

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* ShoutOut: Yugo very closely quotes ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in his introductory cutscene in ''2''''2''.



** Xion's beast form is clearly inspired by the Manga/{{Guyver}} while Nagi's is a very clear shout out to ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}''. Oddly, Nagi heavily resembles [[Anime/{{Witchblade}} Masane Amaha]], whom she predates by about three years.

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** Xion's beast form is clearly inspired by the Manga/{{Guyver}} Manga/{{Guyver}}, while Nagi's is a very clear shout out to ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}''. Oddly, Nagi heavily resembles [[Anime/{{Witchblade}} Masane Amaha]], whom she predates by about three years.
16th May '17 11:13:37 PM drac0blade
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* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. Gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight.

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* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. Gives In "3" it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight.fight. In "Primal Fury/ Extreme," Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.
27th Feb '17 10:24:20 PM SecretStrategist
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->''"My soul awakens... WITH A PRIMAL SCREAM!"''

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\n->''"My [[caption-width-right:256:"My soul awakens... WITH A PRIMAL SCREAM!"''
SCREAM!"]]



There's also an incident that 8 years after ''4'' without any other games, Hudson Soft announced that they're going to release a new ''Bloody Roar'' game with the premise that it's going to be a ContinuityReboot. Understandably, after the disaster in ''4'' both gameplay and story-wise, fans were pleased... until it turns out that it was only a {{troll}}ing attempt from someone, bringing the fans back to square one in much disappointment.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''Shenlong'', who starts out as irredeemably evil and refused to believe that he is a clone. Upon facing Long, the man he is based on, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] to accept that he is a clone. Since then, he went on to live a life for himself, enjoying life more, and appears to be on good terms with Long and Yuriko, and becomes more rational with each game.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''Shenlong'', who starts out as irredeemably evil and refused to believe that he is a clone. Upon facing Long, the man he is based on, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] to accept that he is a clone. Since then, he went on to live a life for himself, enjoying life more, and appears to be on good terms with Long and Yuriko, Uriko, and becomes more rational with each game.


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** Earlier on in ''Bloody Roar 2'', Mitsuko (who was one of the eight playable characters in the first game) gets hit quite very hard with this trope, having been [[BadassInDistress kidnapped]] by Shenlong and the ZLF, which prompts [[KidHero Uriko]] to come to her own mother's rescue. Even after being saved, Mitsuko never returns to being a playable character and is only mentioned in-name from within Uriko's storylines of the later games.
12th Feb '17 8:46:46 AM rjd1922
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For anyone who wants to catch up on the franchise, a youtuber by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the ''Bloody Roar Retrospective'', with all games covered, plus the manga series ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''. [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]

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For anyone who wants to catch up on the franchise, a youtuber Website/{{YouTube}}r by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the ''Bloody Roar Retrospective'', with all games covered, plus the manga series ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''. [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]
29th Dec '16 3:39:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: It's a series ''[[WorldOfBadass full]]'' of 'em.



* CoolShades: As if you needed more persuasion that Gado was a {{Badass}} CoolOldGuy, check out his outfit from ''3''.

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* CoolShades: As if you needed more persuasion that Gado was a {{Badass}} badass CoolOldGuy, check out his outfit from ''3''.
22nd Nov '16 12:33:43 AM Kadorhal
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The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have access to different attacks and special moves, while also providing two health bars (One each for human and beast form). They can also heal while in beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.

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The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have access to different attacks and special moves, while also providing essentially two health bars (One each bars, one for human regular health and a second one for beast form). They can also heal while form. The latter is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form, the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.



For anyone who wants to catch up on the Bloody Roar franchise, a youtuber by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the Bloody Roar Retrospective, with all games covered, plus the Manga series: ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''). [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]

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For anyone who wants to catch up on the Bloody Roar franchise, a youtuber by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the Bloody ''Bloody Roar Retrospective, Retrospective'', with all games covered, plus the Manga series: manga series ''Bloody Roar: The Fang'').Fang''. [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]



* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: In ''Bloody Roar'' and ''Bloody Roar 2'', if one selects most characters in their alternate costumes and watches them transform into beast mode, it will be noticeable that some of their beast modes' coloration will not be found on their real-life animal counterparts ie. One costume of Gado's in ''Bloody Roar''has him turn into a bright blue lion with an orange mane. This has been averted starting with ''Bloody Roar 3'', where their coloration is closer to real life, with the notable exception of Shenlong, who turns into a violet-purple tiger and a scarlet-red tiger in his alternate costume.

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: In ''Bloody Roar'' and ''Bloody Roar 2'', if one selects most characters in their alternate costumes and watches them transform into beast mode, it will be noticeable that some of their beast modes' coloration will not be found on their real-life animal counterparts ie. One costume of Gado's in ''Bloody Roar''has the first game has him turn into a bright blue lion with an orange mane. This has been averted starting with ''Bloody Roar 3'', where their coloration is closer to real life, with the notable exception of Shenlong, who turns into a violet-purple tiger normally and a scarlet-red tiger in his alternate costume.
22nd Nov '16 12:21:18 AM Kadorhal
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3QJwp_U2hE opening]] to ''3'' is essentially the dev team showing off Xion by dedicating about half of the time to scenes of him brutalizing most of the cast. This is then turned right around when [[SubvertedTrope Yugo recovers]] [[OhCrap and shows off his new second Beast Drive]].

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3QJwp_U2hE opening]] to ''3'' is essentially the dev team showing off Xion by dedicating about the second half of the time to scenes of him brutalizing most of the cast. cast, even [[NoShell shrugging off one of Gado's most powerful moves]]. This is then turned right around when [[SubvertedTrope Yugo recovers]] recovers]], [[OhCrap and shows off prompting Xion to take a step back]], before Yugo starts to demonstrate his new second Beast Drive]].Drive.
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