History VideoGame / BravelyDefault

7th Apr '18 7:58:04 AM wingedcatgirl
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* YouCantThwartStageOne: With regards to the BigBad's plot to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, you actually can: [[spoiler:By destroying one of the crystals, you derail Ouroboros' plans for a few thousand years while a new crystal regenerates, even if you don't permanently break the cycle.]] A late-game sidequest also has the party thwart a PoisonAndCureGambit scheme by [=DeRosa=], Profiteur, and Qada before it begins.

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: With regards to the BigBad's plot to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, you actually can: [[spoiler:By destroying one of the crystals, you derail Ouroboros' plans for a few thousand years while a new crystal regenerates, even if you don't permanently break the cycle.]] But considering that [[spoiler:they've already spent millions of years getting this far, making a five thousand year delay paltry by comparison]], [[DoubleSubversion you might wonder if this really counts as thwarting them]]. A late-game sidequest also has the party thwart a PoisonAndCureGambit scheme by [=DeRosa=], Profiteur, and Qada before it begins.
20th Mar '18 9:50:56 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: To put it concisely, the heroes suffer through ''a lot'' to finally see their mission through. In another sense, this is the difference between the MultipleEndings. While the false ending only fights the BigBad as the final boss and is a BittersweetEnding, the true ending faces a harder BigBad ''and'' the BiggerBad as the TrueFinalBoss but the ending is happier.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: To put it concisely, the heroes suffer through ''a lot'' to finally see their mission through. In another sense, this is the difference between the MultipleEndings. While the false ending only fights the BigBad as the final boss and is a BittersweetEnding, the true ending faces a harder BigBad ''and'' the BiggerBad as the TrueFinalBoss but the ending is happier.



* TheEndOrIsIt: The lesser of the game's two endings, whereupon [[spoiler:defeating Airy, her dying words reveal she were just an emissary of a BiggerBad and pray that His Malevolence will appear somewhere, someday. Nonetheless, you ''did'' buy about 5,000 years of non-TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and your characters are free to return to their lives in peace]].

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The lesser of the game's two endings, whereupon [[spoiler:defeating Airy, her dying words reveal she were just an emissary of a BiggerBad greater evil and pray that His Malevolence will appear somewhere, someday. Nonetheless, you ''did'' buy about 5,000 years of non-TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and your characters are free to return to their lives in peace]].



* MultipleEndings: The game never actually asks you what branch of the plot you want to choose, but you nonetheless have the option starting from Chapter 5. [[spoiler:You can get the normal ending by continuing to mash X while awakening a crystal, in spite of Airy's warnings that you'll shatter it, which is what you're repeatedly hinted may be the best course of action. However, continuing to awaken the crystals like Airy asks you to will have similar consequences, with the difference that doing so will also reveal the BiggerBad behind the scenes]].

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* MultipleEndings: The game never actually asks you what branch of the plot you want to choose, but you nonetheless have the option starting from Chapter 5. [[spoiler:You can get the normal ending by continuing to mash X while awakening a crystal, in spite of Airy's warnings that you'll shatter it, which is what you're repeatedly hinted may be the best course of action. However, continuing to awaken the crystals like Airy asks you to will have similar consequences, with the difference that doing so will also reveal the BiggerBad true villian behind the scenes]].
4th Feb '18 6:28:24 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* TheGlomp: [[spoiler: Holly actually does this to Barras in the third loop.]]



* HotWitch: The female Black Mage costume, consisting of a LittleBlackDress, hooker boots (which nets you ZettaiRyouiki), a cape (which can be easily mistaken for a ShowgirlSkirt), and a witch's hat. The White Mage outfit is largely similar, but it's white with red trim.

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* HotWitch: The female Black Mage costume, consisting of a LittleBlackDress, hooker boots (which nets you ZettaiRyouiki), a cape (which can be easily mistaken for a ShowgirlSkirt), and a witch's hat. The White Mage outfit is largely similar, but it's white with red trim. Mephilia and Holly are also examples.



* LighterAndSofter: In game. Each [[spoiler:alternate reality the party visits]] is less dark (especially from the main characters' point of view). For example [[spoiler:Eternia's worst war crimes from the first world either haven't occurred in the second (in the case of using child slave labour in the Mythril mine in Eisenberg) or have the blame for them shifted to de Rosa and Khamer acting against Edea's father's orders. In the final couple of worlds it's not confirmed that the toxic mist WMD was used, the bosses become wackier, with Holly changing from torture happy sadist to DeadpanSnarker and even Victoria just trying to form a girl power group, and there are express orders that the vestal is not to be harmed which can be contrasted with Holly's threats in the first world. In the final world the bosses are explicitly just [[OnlyTheWorthyMayPass testing your strength]] and the fights are non-lethal.]]

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* LighterAndSofter: In game. Each [[spoiler:alternate reality the party visits]] is less dark (especially from the main characters' point of view). For example [[spoiler:Eternia's worst war crimes from the first world either haven't occurred in the second (in the case of using child slave labour in the Mythril mine in Eisenberg) or have the blame for them shifted to de Rosa and Khamer acting against Edea's father's orders. In the final couple of worlds it's not confirmed that the toxic mist WMD was used, the bosses become wackier, with Holly changing from torture happy sadist to DeadpanSnarker and even Victoria just trying to form a girl power group, and there are express orders that the vestal is not to be harmed which can be contrasted with Holly's threats in the first world. In the final world the bosses are explicitly just [[OnlyTheWorthyMayPass testing your strength]] and the fights are non-lethal.]]]] This is in stark contrast to the main quest, which gets progressively more oppressive the further along you go.
12th Dec '17 7:59:47 PM MasterN
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Opposing them are [[BigBad Braev]] [[TinTyrant Lee]] and the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.

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Opposing them are [[BigBad Braev]] [[TinTyrant Lee]] and the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.
themselves; and [[HiddenVillain the mysterious "Evil One"]].
12th Dec '17 6:38:27 PM MasterN
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Opposing them are [[BigBad Brav]] [[TinTyrant Lee]] and the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.

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Opposing them are [[BigBad Brav]] Braev]] [[TinTyrant Lee]] and the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.
12th Dec '17 6:37:57 PM MasterN
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Opposing them are the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.

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Opposing them are [[BigBad Brav]] [[TinTyrant Lee]] and the Job Masters of Edea's homeland of Eternia, who seek to capture or kill the Priestesses of the Crystals, and seize the Crystals' power for themselves.



* TheEndOrIsIt: The lesser of the game's two endings, whereupon defeating [[BigBad The Evil One]], their dying words reveal they were just an emissary of a BiggerBad and pray that His Malevolence will appear somewhere, someday. Nonetheless, you ''did'' buy about 5,000 years of non-TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and your characters are free to return to their lives in peace.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The lesser of the game's two endings, whereupon defeating [[BigBad The Evil One]], their [[spoiler:defeating Airy, her dying words reveal they she were just an emissary of a BiggerBad and pray that His Malevolence will appear somewhere, someday. Nonetheless, you ''did'' buy about 5,000 years of non-TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and your characters are free to return to their lives in peace.peace]].



* EvilMakesYouUgly: Human {{Mooks}} (Sky Knight recruits and Merchantry thugs) are pasty and hunchbacked, with jaundiced eyes. Averted with [[AmazonBrigade the Blood Rose Legion]].

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* EvilMakesYouUgly: Human {{Mooks}} (Sky Knight recruits and Merchantry thugs) are pasty and hunchbacked, with jaundiced eyes. Averted with [[AmazonBrigade the Blood Rose Legion]].Legion]] [[spoiler:and [[CuteIsEvil Airy]]]].



** The villains toss one between each other, and it grows larger the more you play through the game. Many of the villains in the game are some shade of AntiVillain that have perfectly understandable motives and goals in opposing the party, and it's repeatedly hinted they know secrets about the party's goals that are what convinces them to oppose the party. Yet, whenever the party talks to them and tries to reason with them, the conversation ends up being a lecture from the villain that the party are naive fools who do not understand what they are doing, and then they attack. As PoorCommunicationKills further down the page explains, the villains seem to prefer fighting to the death rather than trying to explain to the party ''why'' awakening the Crystals is a bad idea.

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** The villains toss one between each other, and it grows larger the more you play through the game. Many of the villains in the game are some shade of AntiVillain that have perfectly understandable motives and goals in opposing the party, and it's repeatedly hinted they know secrets about the party's goals that are what convinces them to oppose the party. Yet, whenever the party talks to them and tries to reason with them, the conversation ends up being a lecture from the villain that the party are naive fools who do not understand what they are doing, and then they attack. As PoorCommunicationKills further down the page explains, the villains seem to prefer fighting to the death rather than trying to explain to the party ''why'' awakening [[spoiler:awakening the Crystals is a bad idea.idea]].



* InterfaceSpoiler: You're at the end of chapter 4, you've apparently defeated the BigBad and you're going into the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon to activate the Earth Crystal. But wait... there's still two more empty slots in the Job screen! Of course, we all know now that's because chapter 4 isn't the end...

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* InterfaceSpoiler: You're [[spoiler:You're at the end of chapter 4, you've apparently defeated the BigBad and you're going into the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon to activate the Earth Crystal. But wait... there's still two more empty slots in the Job screen! Of course, we all know now that's because chapter 4 isn't the end...]]



** Edea and Airy, especially in the [=FMV=]s.

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** Edea and Airy, [[FairySexy Airy]], especially in the [=FMV=]s.[=FMV=]s. The former [[DefectorFromDecadence sort of]] falls into EvilIsSexy [[spoiler: and ''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially]]'' the latter]].



* TakeThatAudience: In the "False" Ending, the BigBad of the game gives the party a breaking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how easily they were manipulated. This speech extends to the player to a considerable degree, seeing as how they are the ones who command the party to do anything
-->'''Edea''': You lied to us!\\
'''The Big Bad''': And you made it so easy. A fine pack of puppets, you lot. Not a thought of your own, so eager to obey. Because obeying is so easy, hmm? [[JustFollowingOrders You're never responsible when you're only following orders]]. And who would deny what seems so obvious? [[ArcWords Who bears the courage to disobey]]? [[ThisIsReality Precious few. Not one human in a thousand]].

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* TakeThatAudience: In the "False" Ending, the BigBad of the game "Evil One" gives the party a breaking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how easily [[spoiler:easily they were manipulated. This speech extends to the player to a considerable degree, seeing as how they are the ones who command the party to do anything
anything]].
-->'''Edea''': You [[spoiler:You lied to us!\\
'''The Big Bad''': And
us]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Lying Airy]]''': [[spoiler:And
you made it so easy. A fine pack of puppets, you lot. Not a thought of your own, so eager to obey. Because obeying is so easy, hmm? [[JustFollowingOrders You're never responsible when you're only following orders]]. And who would deny what seems so obvious? [[ArcWords Who bears the courage to disobey]]? [[ThisIsReality Precious few. Not one human in a thousand]].thousand]]]].
28th Oct '17 12:58:43 PM nombretomado
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** Luxendarc in general seems like a mish-mash of various European cultures. Some item descriptions talk about [[Myth/ClassicalMythology The Age of Myths]] that came before the Old Faith. Excalibur's description talks about a boy who [[ExcaliburInTheStone drew it from a stone and became king]], while Durandal's refers to it as "the sword of the legendary hero [[ChansonDeRoland Roland]]". Other notable weapons and figures that appear are [[Myth/NorseMythology Gungnir, Valkyries]] and [[{{Christianity}} Longinus]], both of which are incorporated in Luxendarc's mythology. Furthermore, it's stated that Zweihander means "Two-Handed" in [[UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage Eisen Language]]. That said, it may be only a case of PublicDomainArtifact.

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** Luxendarc in general seems like a mish-mash of various European cultures. Some item descriptions talk about [[Myth/ClassicalMythology The Age of Myths]] that came before the Old Faith. Excalibur's description talks about a boy who [[ExcaliburInTheStone drew it from a stone and became king]], while Durandal's refers to it as "the sword of the legendary hero [[ChansonDeRoland Roland]]". Other notable weapons and figures that appear are [[Myth/NorseMythology Gungnir, Valkyries]] and [[{{Christianity}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Longinus]], both of which are incorporated in Luxendarc's mythology. Furthermore, it's stated that Zweihander means "Two-Handed" in [[UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage Eisen Language]]. That said, it may be only a case of PublicDomainArtifact.
16th Sep '17 1:52:39 PM nombretomado
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''Bravely Default'' (''Bravely Default: Flying Fairy'' in Japan and ''Bravely Default: Where The Fairy Flies'' everywhere else) is an EasternRPG for Nintendo3DS developed by Silicon Studio, written by Naotaka Hayashi[[note]]of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' fame[[/note]], scored by Revo[[note]]of Music/SoundHorizon fame[[/note]] and published by Creator/SquareEnix. While it [[WhatCouldHaveBeen started]] as sequel to ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]'', the game serves as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' as a whole, particularly ''FF I'' through ''VI''. ''Bravely Default'' is notable for adding a new layer of strategy to the usual turn-based RPG fare with the [[TitleDrop eponymous Bravely Default]] battle system. By using "Brave", you can spend up to 4 turns immediately. "Default" meanwhile allows you to bank your current turn for use later.

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''Bravely Default'' (''Bravely Default: Flying Fairy'' in Japan and ''Bravely Default: Where The Fairy Flies'' everywhere else) is an EasternRPG for Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS developed by Silicon Studio, written by Naotaka Hayashi[[note]]of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' fame[[/note]], scored by Revo[[note]]of Music/SoundHorizon fame[[/note]] and published by Creator/SquareEnix. While it [[WhatCouldHaveBeen started]] as sequel to ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]'', the game serves as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' as a whole, particularly ''FF I'' through ''VI''. ''Bravely Default'' is notable for adding a new layer of strategy to the usual turn-based RPG fare with the [[TitleDrop eponymous Bravely Default]] battle system. By using "Brave", you can spend up to 4 turns immediately. "Default" meanwhile allows you to bank your current turn for use later.
6th Sep '17 4:17:56 PM RaustBD
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* MusicalSpoiler: Whenever the main characters' leitmotif instruments are ordered, be it when they're used in the main menu theme, the ordering of the players' special move themes on the soundtrack, or [[spoiler:during the final boss battle]], it's always in the order of Tiz, Agnés, Edea, Ringabel. This despite Ringabel being the third member of the party you get, before you get Edea. There's a reason for this: [[spoiler:as it turns out, Tiz, Agnés and Edea have been doing this adventure ''long'' before Ringabel joined the gang]].

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* MusicalSpoiler: Whenever the main characters' leitmotif instruments are ordered, be it when they're used in the main menu theme, the ordering of the players' characters' special move themes on the soundtrack, or [[spoiler:during the final boss battle]], it's always in the order of Tiz, Agnés, Edea, Ringabel. This despite Ringabel being the third member of the party you get, before you get Edea. There's a reason for this: [[spoiler:as it turns out, Tiz, Agnés and Edea have been doing this adventure ''long'' before Ringabel joined the gang]].
6th Sep '17 4:16:44 PM RaustBD
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* MusicalSpoiler: Whenever the main characters' leitmotif instruments are ordered, be it when they're used in the main menu theme, the ordering of the players' special move themes on the soundtrack, or [[spoiler:during the final boss battle]], it's always in the order of Tiz, Agnés, Edea, Ringabel. This despite Ringabel being the third member of the party you get, before you get Edea. There's a reason for this: [[spoiler:as it turns out, Tiz, Agnés and Edea have been doing this adventure ''long'' before Ringabel joined the gang]].
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