History VideoGame / Castlevania64

10th Apr '16 7:23:44 PM creekery
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* {{Determinator}}: The enemy AI in this game are all this. They will ''never'' stop perusing you no matter what. They'll even jump past obstacles to get at you.
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* WickedWitch: Actrise, who is willing to slaughter children in order to gain her goals.

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* WickedWitch: Actrise, who is [[WouldHurtAChild willing to slaughter children children]] in order to gain her goals.
26th Oct '15 7:43:39 AM heretoeditisall
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** Skeletons on motorcycles... in the 19th century. And some of them have a buddy in a sidecar wielding a machinegun! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0xI41RtaU And this is lampshaded by]] WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.

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** Skeletons on motorcycles... in the 19th century.century(the earliest prototypes were created in 1885, but even that is later than this game takes place). And some of them have a buddy in a sidecar wielding a machinegun! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0xI41RtaU And this is lampshaded by]] WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.
10th Oct '14 11:11:56 AM SayaAensland
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* DifficultySpike: The nitro/mandragora escort business; before it, you are happily [[WhipItGood whipping]] or [[MagicMissile magig missiling]] enemies on your path, but now you have ''carefully'' move a dangerous item along a hazardous path.

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* DifficultySpike: The nitro/mandragora escort business; before it, you are happily [[WhipItGood whipping]] or [[MagicMissile magig magic missiling]] enemies on your path, but now you have ''carefully'' move a dangerous item along a hazardous path.
28th Jul '14 8:35:03 PM erforce
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''Castlevania 64'' (Japanese: ''Akumajō Dorakyura Mokushiroku'', "Demon Castle Dracula Apocalypse") was the [[VideoGame3DLeap first 3D entry]] in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, one that was later given an UpdatedRerelease known as ''Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness''.

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''Castlevania 64'' (Japanese: ''Akumajō Dorakyura Mokushiroku'', "Demon Castle Dracula Apocalypse") was the [[VideoGame3DLeap first 3D entry]] in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, one that was later given an UpdatedRerelease known as ''Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness''.
''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness''.



Both games chronicle the adventures of Reinhardt Schneider, a member of a Belmont branch family who inherited the Vampire Killer, and Carrie Fernandez, related to the Belnades clan, as they enter Dracula's castle to take the vampire out. In addition to these stories, ''Legacy of Darkness'' also follows a werewolf named Cornell eight years prior who enters the castle to rescue his sister Ada; he also finds and liberates a boy named Henry Oldrey, who grows up to become a soldier for the church who -- wait for it -- enters Dracula's castle, only his mission is to rescue children there.

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Both games the original and ''Legacy of Darkness'' chronicle the adventures of Reinhardt Schneider, a member of a Belmont branch family who inherited the Vampire Killer, and Carrie Fernandez, related to the Belnades clan, as they enter Dracula's castle to take the vampire out. In addition to these stories, ''Legacy of Darkness'' also follows a werewolf named Cornell eight years prior who enters the castle to rescue his sister Ada; he also finds and liberates a boy named Henry Oldrey, who grows up to become a soldier for the church who -- wait for it -- enters Dracula's castle, only his mission is to rescue children there.
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* DemBones: Very first enemy to be fought, they are later shown to be led by [[KingMook King Skeleton]] who can call them to his side at a whim.

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* DemBones: Very first enemy to be fought, they are later shown to be led by [[KingMook King Skeleton]] who can call them to his side at a whim.



* GardenOfEvil:
** While the surrounding garden of the Villa doesn't have any evil plantlife, it does have its guardians to make up for that slight.

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* GardenOfEvil:
GardenOfEvil:
** While the surrounding garden of the Villa doesn't have any evil plantlife, it does have its guardians to make up for that slight.



* GoodWingsEvilWings:
** In the evil side of things, Death has a pair of black wings to fly around.

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* GoodWingsEvilWings:
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** In the evil side of things, Death has a pair of black wings to fly around.



* GuideDangIt:

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* LizardFolk:

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* LizardFolk: LizardFolk:



!!''Legacy of Darkness'' provides additional examples of:

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The unlockable alternate outfits let you scoff at the redesigns by playing in characters' original ''[=Cv64=]'' oufits, [[MythologyGag including Cornell's]].
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Since Cornell's story is a prequel, the bad guys win and set in motion the events for original ''Castlevania 64'']].
* {{Badass}}: Cornell, especially when shapeshifted.
* BroadStrokes: Reinhardt and Carrie's games travel through Cornell's variations of the levels and omit lines of dialogue they had in the original, so there's still some merit in owning both games if you want the '''whole''' story.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: The "Crystal Laser of Doom" in the Tower of Science, which consists of a large, central crystal and several self-repairing turrets of various types placed around it.
* EmbeddedPrecursor: Completing the game as Cornell unlocks the story modes of Carrie and Reinhardt, the original heroes of ''Castlevania 64''.
* FanDisservice: One of the Spider Queen's attacks is to reel in your character with web and chew on him/her with her second mouth. The one that's right at crotch-height on her, latches onto him/her at waist-height, and is complete with thrusting movements.
* FurAgainstFang: The game fits this trope nicely. It not only has a higher than usual number of vampires, but lead character Cornell is a werewolf.
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: A harpy appears as a boss in Cornell's story.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The [[spoiler:servant posing as Dracula]] from the original release is revealed to be noted 15th century soldier and child killer Gilles de Rais, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy now a vampire]] and servant of Dracula.
* KingMook: One of the new bosses is Spider Queen, leader of the underground SpiderPeople.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Cornell tries to rescue his sister, [[spoiler: it leads to Dracula getting resurrected early by being born as Malus]].
* MultipleEndings: Playing as Henry, the endings depend on how many children you rescue.
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Cornell is a werewolf, and his rival Ortega becomes a werechimera thanks to Dracula's borrowed power.
* TheResenter: Ortega, Cornell's rival, who envied Cornell's mastery of his alternate form and sought Dracula's help to match him.
* SchizoTech: Henry wields a gun as his primary weapon, which can be reloaded with cartridges. While revolvers did exist during the time period in which his story takes place (1852), cartridge rounds did not, only coming into existence four years later.
* ShockAndAwe: The Vampire Killer's final powerup grants it lightning properties in ''Legacy of Darkness''; this replaced the fire effect from ''64''.
* SuperMode: Cornell's werewolf form enhances his strength.
* TearsFromAStone: A statue of Virgin Mary appears, which weeps TearsOfBlood.
* TookALevelInBadass: Henry is first met in Cornell's storyline as a helpless young boy that must be escorted out of the premises into safety. His storyline saws him grown up into a tough-as-nails knight armed with a flintlock gun who goes back to the Dracula's castle to save a group of children kidnapped by his followers.
* UnlockableContent: With each child Henry frees, a new option is made available to the player.
* UpdatedRerelease: Though it would be better to call the game a complete version of the original release.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Part of Cornell's outfit is an open shirt, and he looses it completely in his werewolf form.
* TheXOfY: The new subtitle.
28th Jul '14 7:06:01 PM erforce
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* AnotherSideAnotherStory

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* AnotherSideAnotherStoryAnotherSideAnotherStory: The middle game is different for each character, with their own levels and recurring characters.



* DifficultySpike: The nitro/mandragora escort business; before it, you are happily [[WhipItGood whipping]] or [[MagicMissile magig missiling]] enemies on your oath, but now you have ''carefully'' move a dangerous item along a hazardous path.

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* DifficultySpike: The nitro/mandragora escort business; before it, you are happily [[WhipItGood whipping]] or [[MagicMissile magig missiling]] enemies on your oath, path, but now you have ''carefully'' move a dangerous item along a hazardous path.
26th Jul '14 10:39:10 PM erforce
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** Player character also comes across Heinrich Meyer, a merchant who was turned into a lizardman when he came to the castle looking for a good deal. He gives information regarding the upcoming nitro and mandragora business.

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** Player character also comes across one Heinrich Meyer, a merchant who was turned into a lizardman when he came to the castle looking for a good deal. He gives helps the player by giving information regarding the upcoming nitro and mandragora business.business, and handing out a key.



* SpiderPeople: Arachnes, women whose lower body is that of a GiantSpider. The spider still has its own head, giving the creature two mouths.



* VillainBall: In the good endings, [[spoiler:the player doesn't catch on the ruse that Dracula that they just defeated was just an impostor until Malus reveals himself to be the real Dracula for no other reason than to give the player are TrueFinalBoss]].

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* VillainBall: In the good endings, [[spoiler:the player doesn't catch on the ruse that Dracula that they just defeated was just an impostor until Malus reveals himself to be the real Dracula Dracula, for no other reason than to give the player are a TrueFinalBoss]].


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* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: A harpy appears as a boss in Cornell's story.


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* KingMook: One of the new bosses is Spider Queen, leader of the underground SpiderPeople.
26th Jul '14 12:11:48 PM erforce
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''Castlevania 64'' (Japanese: ''Akumajō Dorakyura Mokushiroku'', "Demon Castle Dracula Apocalypse") was the [[VideoGame3DLeap first 3D entry]] in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, one that was later given an UpdatedRerelease known as ''Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness''.

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''Castlevania 64'' (Japanese: ''Akumajō Dorakyura Mokushiroku'', "Demon Castle Dracula Apocalypse") was the [[VideoGame3DLeap first 3D entry]] in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, one that was later given an UpdatedRerelease known as ''Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness''.
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* AnachronismStew:

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* AnArmAndALeg: King Skeleton loses three of his limbs (first his free arm and then his legs) as he comes closer to defeat.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Certain bosses are characters with a just cause turned into vampires, including Fernandez Warrior and and Charlie Vincent in the path to the bad ending.



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Malus pesters Carrie to marry him in her bad ending. After she accepts, he ominously says, "Now we have a binding contract..."]]
* CreepyChild: Malus. [[spoiler:He's actually Dracula himself, reborn in a younger body.]]

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* ChainedByFashion: Cornell, the initial protagonist of ''Legacy of Darkness'', was supposed to be in the game in a ball-and-chain prisoner outfit.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Malus [[spoiler:Under a pretension of PuppyLove, Malus pesters Carrie to marry him in her bad ending. After she accepts, he ominously says, "Now we have a binding contract..."]]
* CreepyChild: Malus. Malus, who, after being seemingly escorted out of the castle, is suddenly back with worrisome dialogue. [[spoiler:He's actually Dracula himself, reborn reincarnated in a younger body.]]



* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Behemoth in [[ThatOneLevel Castle Center]].
** [[GuideDangIt Will be the final boss if you play the game on]] {{Easy Mode|Mockery}}.
* DramaticThunder: A lightning bolt strikes in the background just as Actrise reveals that she killed her own child to further her goals.

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* DemBones: Very first enemy to be fought, they are later shown to be led by [[KingMook King Skeleton]] who can call them to his side at a whim.
* DifficultySpike: The nitro/mandragora escort business; before it, you are happily [[WhipItGood whipping]] or [[MagicMissile magig missiling]] enemies on your oath, but now you have ''carefully'' move a dangerous item along a hazardous path.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Used on two different occasions during the game. The first example is the Behemoth encountered in [[ThatOneLevel the Castle Center]].
** [[GuideDangIt Will be
Center, which uses the same battle theme as the final boss if you play boss. The second is [[spoiler:Dracula's Servant]] atop the game on]] {{Easy Mode|Mockery}}.
final stage, which has a unique battle theme to himself.
* DramaticThunder: A lightning bolt strikes in the background just as Actrise reveals that she [[OffingTheOffspring killed her own child child]] to further her goals.goals.
* EarlyBirdBoss: Skeleton King, thanks to appearing before the player gets the hang of the controls.
* EasyModeMockery: If played on Easy, the game ends after the Behemoth boss battle in the Castle Center.



* GuideDangIt: The game doesn't really tell you that the ending is in fact impacted by how much time you took to get there.

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* GuideDangIt: ForDoomTheBellTolls: When you open the second gate to the castle, the clock tower bells begin to ring. Then the camera pans up...and ''Dracula'' is seen [[PowerFloats hovering in the sky]]. He then threatens you with a painful death, indulges in an EvilLaugh, and vanishes.
* FrankensteinsMonster: The gardener of the Villa's maze garden. Taking a page from [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams]], his right hand is replaced by [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]].
* GardenOfEvil:
** While the surrounding garden of the Villa doesn't have any evil plantlife, it does have its guardians to make up for that slight.
** There's also the garden of white roses, which are periodically watered with blood.
* GoodWingsEvilWings:
** In the evil side of things, Death has a pair of black wings to fly around.
** In the path to good ending, [[spoiler:Malus approaches the player on a winged horse. It would be suspicious enough by itself , but the horse has bat wings]].
* GuideDangIt:
**
The game doesn't really tell you that the ending is in fact impacted by how much time you took to get there.there.
** Most of the secrets require the player to locate insanely-placed invisible platforms that are usually exactly halfway between the nearest savepoints and / or right before the end of the level. There is ''never'' any indication of the platform's position, and one even has a gap deliberately placed right before the nearest visible platform to kill you on the way back.
* HappilyAdopted: Carrie mentions that she was raised by a loving and caring step-mother who ultimately sacrificed herself to save her, to contrast the villainous Actrise who just casually claimed she slew her own biological child as the first of 100 child sacrifices to resurrect Dracula.



* KickTheDog:
** Carrie is made to fight her vampirized cousin (who was originally supposed to be Sypha from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'').

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* KickTheDog:
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HedgeMaze: The villa stage has a nasty hedge maze you have to run through while being chased by its gardener and his two [[AttackAnimal stone dogs]]. Of course you only have to explore about an eighth of the maze and, if you know where to go, will likely get through before the chain-saw monster and his pals even shows up.
* InUniverseGameClock: The game has a day/night cycle, which affects some enemies.
* IntimidatingRevenueService: Renon starts out as a demon shopkeeper; you can use his contract to summon him if you should happen to find it lying around for a DungeonShop, and purchase any supplies you need. Just before the final boss, he shows up to let you know you won't see him ever again, but how the story plays out depends on your spending habits; if you were thrifty, he tells you a war is brewing elsewhere, which will give better profit margins than selling chicken drumsticks to a single adventurer. If you spent more than 30000 gold, he reveals that there was some fine print in the contract that
Carrie ([[LoopholeAbuse could not read because it was written in a demonic language]]); specifically, there's a tax on his services that he has to collect now, and that tax is made '''''your soul!''''' Cue fighting for your very life.
* KickTheDog:
** Actrise forces Carrie
to fight her vampirized cousin (who was originally supposed to be Sypha from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'').cousin.



* LizardFolk:
** Lizardmen armed with [[ProngsOfPoseidon tridents]], [[DualWielding dual weapons]] and swords and shields are an encounters in the Undergorund Waterway and inside the Dracula's castle.
** Player character also comes across Heinrich Meyer, a merchant who was turned into a lizardman when he came to the castle looking for a good deal. He gives information regarding the upcoming nitro and mandragora business.



* MultipleEndings: Depends on how fast you make your way through the castle or, in Legacy of Darkness, on how many children you rescue (as Henry).
* NitroExpress: If you have played this game, you know this as the [[FakeDifficulty worst part of the game]].
* OminousLatinChanting:

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* MultipleEndings: Depends There's a bad and good ending, and getting them depends on how fast you make your way through the castle or, castle.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler:Malus, whose name means "evil"
in Legacy of Darkness, on how many children you rescue (as Henry).
Latin. Then there's his ''real'' name, Dracula (Romanian for "dragon)]].
* NitroExpress: If you have played this game, you know this as Carryin the [[FakeDifficulty worst part of nitro causes the game]].
player to explode from enemy attacks and attempts at jumping, forcing the player into various InsurmountableWaistHeightFence situations.
* OminousLatinChanting: NoHeroDiscount: Justified. Renon is a demon, and he has no reason to care less about saving the world from vampires. As long there is profit to be made, he is content.
* NoShirtLongJacket: Malus's outfit when turns into an adult. [[spoiler:An adult Dracula, that is]].
* NothingIsScarier: The Room of Clocks. Its soundtrack is made of ticking noises and it has SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity for... nothing at all.
* OminousLatinChanting:



* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Alongside with the standard werewolf, Duel Tower also features a werejaguar, a weretiger and a werebull.



* SeeYouInHell: Upon defeat, Death angrily tells Reinhardt that he'll be waiting him in hell, and "keep a warm place" for him.
* ShamuFu: Death can cast a spell that throws a giant demonic fish at you.
* ShowsDamage: King Skeleton and Behemoth lose pieces of themselves as they lose health.



* StockSubtitle: Used for the original Japanese title, ''Demon Castle Dracula: Apocalypse''.
* StorybookOpening: The game starts with the book already open on the a page holding the file select menu. Starting a new game results in your signature appearing on the document, and the pages flipping backwards to reveal it's a copy of [[spoiler:the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]]]].
* SuperDrowningSkills: {{Handwave}}d by the protagonists by having them remark that the water has been '[[GrimyWater poisoned]]' by the evil of the castle. The steam that rises whenever you fall in seems to suggest a more malicious chemical at work, though.
* ThemeTuneCameo: In the intro to the game, Malus plays a haunting song on his violin. The song is actually a DarkReprise of "Opposing Bloodlines" from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]'', with a slower tempo.



* WarForFunAndProfit: In the final, non-confrontational encounter with Renon, he states he is needed elsewhere, since an impending global war is about to break out, and it is going to open wonderful business opportunities.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: In the final, non-confrontational (if you played your cards right) encounter with Renon, he states he is needed elsewhere, since an impending global war is about to break out, and it is going to open wonderful business opportunities.opportunities.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the path to good ending, Vincent appears to dose [[spoiler:Dracula, who has again assumed the shape of young Malus to trick the player character,]] with holy water. After the ensuing TrueFinalBoss fight, he disappears from the game.



!!''Legacy of Darkness'' provides examples of:

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Since Cornell's story is a prequel, the bad guys win and set in motion the events for original ''Castlevania 64'']].



* CoresAndTurretsBoss: The "Crystal Laser of Doom" in the Tower of Science, which consists of a large, central crystal and several self-repairing turrets of various types placed around it.
* EmbeddedPrecursor: Completing the game as Cornell unlocks the story modes of Carrie and Reinhardt, the original heroes of ''Castlevania 64''.
* FanDisservice: One of the Spider Queen's attacks is to reel in your character with web and chew on him/her with her second mouth. The one that's right at crotch-height on her, latches onto him/her at waist-height, and is complete with thrusting movements.
* FurAgainstFang: The game fits this trope nicely. It not only has a higher than usual number of vampires, but lead character Cornell is a werewolf.



* MultipleEndings: Playing as Henry, the endings depend on how many children you rescue.
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Cornell is a werewolf, and his rival Ortega becomes a werechimera thanks to Dracula's borrowed power.



* SchizoTech: Henry wields a gun as his primary weapon, which can be reloaded with cartridges. While revolvers did exist during the time period in which his story takes place (1852), cartridge rounds did not, only coming into existence four years later.

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* SchizoTech: Henry wields a gun as his primary weapon, which can be reloaded with cartridges. While revolvers did exist during the time period in which his story takes place (1852), cartridge rounds did not, only coming into existence four years later.



* TearsFromAStone: A statue of Virgin Mary appears, which weeps TearsOfBlood.
* TookALevelInBadass: Henry is first met in Cornell's storyline as a helpless young boy that must be escorted out of the premises into safety. His storyline saws him grown up into a tough-as-nails knight armed with a flintlock gun who goes back to the Dracula's castle to save a group of children kidnapped by his followers.



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->''"Courage, don't leave me."''
-->-- '''Reinhardt Schneider'''

->''"Whatever awaits, I have no regrets."''
-->-- '''Carrie Fernandez'''
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** The Tower of Science, with its giant formaldehyde canisters, futuristic motif, electric shock currents and guard robots with infrared beams and machine guns.



* AnachronismStew: The Tower of Science, with its giant formaldehyde canisters, futuristic motif, electric shock currents and guard robots with infrared beams and machine guns. In the year 1844.
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