History VideoGame / ChaosLegion

26th Aug '16 12:19:03 PM X2X
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** The Volvor bosses are also capable of unleashing multiple beams from its exposed eyes, as well as [[spoiler:Azrail]].

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** The Volvor bosses are also capable of unleashing multiple beams from its their exposed eyes, as well as [[spoiler:Azrail]].



* MaybeEverAfter: A possible interpretation of the epilogue. Whatever the case, it seems that [[spoiler:Sieg and Arcia are now traveling together, and whatever it is that Sieg told Arcia ''definitely'' had her giddier than a schoolgirl.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: Early on, Delacroix tells Sieg he'll liberate him from the dark spirit. [[spoiler:Sieg says he'll do the same for Delacroix right before he faces Azrail (who had been resurrected by Delacroix's willing sacrifice of his own soul).]]

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* MaybeEverAfter: A possible interpretation of the epilogue. Whatever the case, it seems that [[spoiler:Sieg and Arcia are now traveling together, and whatever it is that Sieg told Arcia ''definitely'' had her giddier than a schoolgirl.]]
schoolgirl]].
* MeaningfulEcho: Early on, Delacroix tells Sieg he'll liberate him from the dark spirit. [[spoiler:Sieg says he'll do the same for Delacroix right before he faces Azrail (who Azrail, who had been resurrected by Delacroix's willing sacrifice of his own soul).soul.]]



* SwordPlant: Blasphemy grants Sieg ''Airblaze'', a jumping DeathFromAbove stab on the ground. Higher levels will cause a fiery area of effect around Sieg.

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* SwordPlant: Blasphemy grants Sieg ''Airblaze'', a jumping DeathFromAbove stab on the ground. Higher levels will cause [[HavingABlast a fiery area of effect around Sieg.Sieg]].



* WingedHumanoid: Perfect Thantos. [[spoiler:Azrail!Siela isn't one, but will frequently adopt a BattleAura with a winged silhouette.]]

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* WingedHumanoid: Perfect Thantos.Thanatos. [[spoiler:Azrail!Siela isn't one, but will frequently adopt a BattleAura with a winged silhouette.]]



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The Hatred Legion. It also has an ability to catch an enemy's attack before putting a size-appropriate hurt on them: smaller foes tend to be knocked over and mashed into the ground, while some of the few enemies larger than them usually get a single (but ''painful'') slam. They also like giving [[BringIt a "Come get some" style taunt]] after being ordered to attack.
* YouAreNotAlone: Arcia tells Sieg this in the epilogue [[spoiler:as he angsts over the deaths of Delacroix and Siela]].

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The Hatred Legion. It also has an the ability to [[CounterAttack catch an enemy's attack before putting a size-appropriate hurt on them: them]]: smaller foes tend to be knocked over and mashed into the ground, while some of the few enemies larger than them usually get a single (but ''painful'') slam. They also like giving [[BringIt a "Come get some" style taunt]] after being ordered to attack.
* YouAreNotAlone: Arcia tells Sieg this in the epilogue [[spoiler:as he angsts over the deaths of Delacroix and Siela]]. Possibly overlaps with LonelyTogether--the two don't bond all that much in their shared screen time, at least not openly, and both [[spoiler:have lost all of their known loved ones by the game's close]].
15th Aug '16 9:25:12 AM X2X
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* BlindedByTheLight: Sieg and Arcia are hit by this in the midst of [[spoiler:Azrail's destruction]].



* CoolCrown: [[spoiler:Azrail!Siela wears [[Literature/TheBible a crown of thorns]] on her head.]]

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* CoolCrown: [[spoiler:Azrail!Siela wears [[Literature/TheBible [[Literature/TheFourGospels a crown of thorns]] on her head.]]



* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:During its original sealing, Azrail attempted this on Siela. Delacroix put himself in harm's way, so Azrail got him instead and subsequently tried to murder Sieg, prompting Siela to shield Sieg's body with her own, which is how this whole mess started. In the present day, Azrail jumps ship to Siela's body after Sieg defeats it.]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:During its original sealing, Azrail attempted this on Siela. Delacroix put himself in harm's way, so Azrail got him instead and subsequently tried to murder Sieg, prompting Siela [[TakingTheBullet to shield Sieg's body with her own, own]], which is how this whole mess started. In the present day, Azrail jumps ship to Siela's body after Sieg defeats it.]]



* {{Mangst}}: Sieg's words throughout the story make it clear he's tormented by past ordeals, but his incredible display of stoicism means he openly displays (and voices) little emotion, even at his lowest point.



* MindOverMatter: Upon running into Delacroix in the ruins of Murdoa, Arcia, [[AndThisIsFor after declaring vengeance for her murdered brother]], finds that her bullets are ineffective. Not only does Delacroix halt her rounds when they're mere centimeters away from entering his skull, but he then proceeds to painlessly remove the two bullets Arcia lodged in his chest when [[BigDamnHeroes saving Sieg from Delacroix's magical assault]]. In defeat and consternation, Arcia can only muster a "What?!" as she drops to her knees.

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* MindOverMatter: Upon running into Delacroix in the ruins of Murdoa, Arcia, after [[BigDamnHeroes saving an incapacitated Sieg]] and [[AndThisIsFor after declaring vengeance for her murdered brother]], finds that her bullets are ineffective. Not only does Delacroix halt her rounds when they're mere centimeters away from entering his skull, but he then proceeds to painlessly remove the two bullets Arcia previously lodged in his chest when [[BigDamnHeroes saving Sieg from Delacroix's magical assault]].making her entrance. In defeat and consternation, Arcia can only muster a "What?!" as she drops to her knees.



* MysticalWhiteHair: Delacroix is a MagicKnight like Sieg, but in possession of abilities that puts most of his old buddy's stable of legions to shame.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: Delacroix is a MagicKnight like Sieg, but in possession of abilities that puts put most of his old buddy's stable of legions to shame.



* SpinAttack: Arcia's ''Orbit Fire'' (drawing on the supply of Energy Bullets located in her "Fire" Meter) is the Death Blossom variant, topping off with a final shot fired directly ahead that [[LawOfInverseRecoil pushes her to the ground]] (though in her ''Horizontal Fire'' state, allowing Arcia to shoot while grounded or roll away from her position).
* TheStoic: Sieg, borderlining on DullSurprise at times. The amount of times [[NotSoStoic he loses his cool]] can be counted on one hand, and all of them happen during the last few cutscenes. Every other time, he simply either doesn't emote or [[DramaticDeadpan does so in the most deadpan way possible]].

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* SpinAttack: Arcia's ''Orbit Fire'' (drawing on the supply of Energy Bullets located in her "Fire" Meter) is the Death Blossom variant, topping topped off with a final shot fired directly ahead that [[LawOfInverseRecoil pushes her to the ground]] (though in her ''Horizontal Fire'' state, allowing Arcia to shoot while grounded or roll away from her position).
* TheStoic: Sieg, borderlining bordering on DullSurprise at times. The amount of times [[NotSoStoic he loses his cool]] can be counted on one hand, and all of them happen during the last few cutscenes. Every other time, he simply either doesn't emote or [[DramaticDeadpan does so in the most deadpan way possible]]. [[spoiler:Flashbacks show he was quite anguished when Siela died, suggesting Sieg's emotional detachment might've been a way for him to cope with the trauma.]]


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* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Performed by Siela to save Sieg from an Azrail-possessed Delacroix, [[HeroicSacrifice earning her a blade to the heart/chest]]. Arcia throwing herself in front of Sieg in an effort to protect him from Delacroix in the exact same manner as Siela after their second battle ends up jogging Delacroix's memory, causing him to drop his sword.]]
12th Jul '16 4:53:00 PM X2X
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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Order of St. Overia has many of the trappings and aesthetics of a Medieval Christian order, with a few elements from other Abrahamic faiths and even [[{{Reincarnation}} some aspects of]] UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} thrown into the mythology for good measure. As the game divulges no information about the setting beyond exposition directly related to Sieg's journey, it's unclear if the Order is actually [[LowestCosmicDenominator supposed to be Christian]] or merely analogous to it, especially since ''Chaos Legion''[='s=] [[AlternativeCalendar calendar system]] is an alternative spelling of ''Anno Satanas''--the "Age of {{Satan}}."

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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Order of St. Overia has many of the trappings and aesthetics of a Medieval Christian order, with a few elements from other Abrahamic faiths and even [[{{Reincarnation}} some aspects of]] UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} thrown into the mythology for good measure. As the game divulges no information about the setting beyond exposition directly related to Sieg's journey, it's unclear if the Order is actually [[LowestCosmicDenominator actually supposed to be Christian]] Christian in some manner]] or merely analogous to it, especially since ''Chaos Legion''[='s=] [[AlternativeCalendar calendar system]] is an alternative spelling of ''Anno Satanas''--the "Age of {{Satan}}."



* MinimalisticCast: Aside of Sieg, Delacroix, Siela, Arcia, and arguably [[spoiler:Azrail]], we only see two nameless members of the Order of St. Overia ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep referred to in the credits as "The Old Man" and "Intelligence," respectively]]) throughout the story. Note that Siela [[PosthumousCharacter is already dead by the time the game starts]] and [[spoiler:Azrail appears so late in the story and has such little depth that it serves as more of a plot device than anything else]]. All other characters mentioned, including the other Maidens of the Silver and Arcia's family, share the unfortunate distinction of having been killed off-screen at various points in time.

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* MinimalisticCast: MinimalistCast: Aside of Sieg, Delacroix, Siela, Arcia, and arguably [[spoiler:Azrail]], we only see two nameless members of the Order of St. Overia ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep referred to in the credits as "The Old Man" and "Intelligence," respectively]]) throughout the story. story, [[TropesAreTools thus giving prominence to the conflict between Sieg and Delacroix]]. Note that Siela [[PosthumousCharacter is already dead by the time the game starts]] and [[spoiler:Azrail appears so late in doesn't personally appear until the story and has final mission, with such little depth to it that it serves as it's more of a living plot device than anything else]]. All other characters mentioned, including the other Maidens of the Silver and Arcia's family, share the unfortunate distinction of having been killed off-screen at various points in time.
12th Jul '16 4:41:47 PM X2X
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* AlternativeCalendar: The game takes place in 794 A.S. (''Anno Satanis''). The actual story begins three years earlier, in November of 791 A.S.



* TheBerserker[=/=]UnstoppableRage: The Hatred legionnaires, full stop. Their modus operandi is relentlessly pursuing their enemies and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown pulverizing/stomping the hell out of them.]]

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* TheBerserker[=/=]UnstoppableRage: The Hatred legionnaires, full stop. Their modus operandi ''modus operandi'' is relentlessly pursuing their enemies and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown pulverizing/stomping the hell out of them.]]them]].



* BossRemix: Delacroix's tenure as the [[spoiler:third-to-]]last boss features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdmbsHSyrWg a more manic arrangement of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8JytXb397I his already moody boss theme.]]
** Inverted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF9u2vZjO5A the final boss theme,]] which is rearranged as [[LonelyPianoPiece a piano composition]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthz8geNUcA#t=56s for the ending of the PC version.]] While this is a poignant take on [[OneWomanWail an already somber piece of music]] as opposed to the more hopeful "FLY," the choice of music manages to remain apt for different reasons, seeing as [[spoiler:it's Siela's theme]] and the ending deals with [[spoiler:Siela encouraging Sieg to move on with his life]].

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* BossRemix: Delacroix's tenure as the [[spoiler:third-to-]]last boss features [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdmbsHSyrWg a more manic arrangement of]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8JytXb397I his already moody boss theme.]]
** Inverted with [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF9u2vZjO5A the final boss theme,]] which is rearranged as [[LonelyPianoPiece a piano composition]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthz8geNUcA#t=56s for the ending of the PC version.]] While this is a poignant take on [[OneWomanWail an already somber piece of music]] as opposed to the more hopeful "FLY," the choice of music manages to remain apt for different reasons, seeing as [[spoiler:it's Siela's theme]] and the ending deals with [[spoiler:Siela encouraging Sieg to move on with his life]].



* CrystalDragonJesus: The Order of St. Overia has many of the trappings and aesthetics of a Medieval Christian order, with a few elements from other Abrahamic faiths and even [[{{Reincarnation}} some aspects of]] UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} thrown into the mythology for good measure. As the game divulges no information about the setting beyond exposition directly related to Sieg's journey, it's unclear if the Order is actually [[LowestCosmicDenominator supposed to be Christian]] or merely analogous to it, especially since ''Chaos Legion''[='s=] [[AlternativeCalendar calendar system]] is an alternative spelling of ''Anno Satanas''--the "Age of {{Satan}}."



* EmotionSuppression: Delacroix snidely points out that, in their vows, the Maidens of the Silver pledged to not let their emotions turn violent. Arcia, having her own vendetta against Delacroix, tells him to shut up and opens fire. By comparison, [[EmotionsVsStoicism Sieg and Delacroix spend most of their time perched firmly on the stoicism side of the fence.]]

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* EmotionSuppression: Delacroix snidely points out that, in their vows, the Maidens of the Silver pledged to not let their emotions turn violent. Arcia, having her own vendetta against Delacroix, tells him to shut up and opens fire. By comparison, [[EmotionsVsStoicism Sieg and Delacroix spend most of their time perched firmly on the stoicism side of the fence.]] fence]].



* GhostTown: The Forbidden City of Yzarc is deserted for a reason. Dyfan, the Twilight City, also counts, having been decimated and burned to the ground in one of Delacroix's attacks. A scout reports to the Order that [[KillEmAll no bodies or any other traces of evidence were left]], only a message scribbled in blood upon the castle walls: [[DarkMessiah "I am indeed the punishment for your sins. I am here to purify the three worlds."]]

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* GhostTown: The Forbidden City of Yzarc is deserted for a reason. Dyfan, the Twilight City, also counts, having been decimated and burned to the ground in one of Delacroix's attacks. A scout reports to the Order that [[KillEmAll [[EverybodysDeadDave no bodies or any other traces of evidence were left]], only a message scribbled in blood upon the castle walls: [[DarkMessiah "I am indeed the punishment for your sins. I am here to purify the three worlds."]]



-->'''Sieg''' (''as a LonelyPianoPiece plays''): "I don't understand it myself. If I could only atone for the sin I have committed..." \\

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-->'''Sieg''' -->'''Sieg:''' (''as a LonelyPianoPiece plays''): plays'') "I don't understand it myself. If I could only atone for the sin I have committed..." \\



* InfinityPlusOneSword: Thanatos when maxed out. Any of the Legions are powerful at max stats, but Thanatos is so far above them all that it gets a little ridiculous when you fight [[spoiler:Azrail]] (3 hit kill). In fact, Thanatos is so ridiculously powerful, that the main strategy for beating ''anything in the game'' when you max out all of its stats is: Lock-on monster, use ''The Ignorant Masses'', run up to the enemy as it is {{bullet time}}d and carpet bombed, then just AttackAttackAttack And the last part is optional, because sometimes ''all targets are destroyed before you're given even a chance to close in''.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: Thanatos when maxed out. Any of the Legions are powerful at max stats, but Thanatos is so far above them all that it gets a little ridiculous when you fight [[spoiler:Azrail]] (3 hit (3-hit kill). In fact, Thanatos is so ridiculously powerful, that the main strategy for beating ''anything in the game'' when you max out all of its stats is: Lock-on monster, use ''The Ignorant Masses'', run up to the enemy as it is {{bullet time}}d and carpet bombed, then just AttackAttackAttack And the last part is optional, because sometimes ''all targets are destroyed before you're given even a chance to close in''.



* MeaningfulName: Sieg Wahrheit translates to "victory" and "truth" (German). The real events that happened show up once Sieg beats Delacroix in the final battle. His name is even based from the 1598 painting ''Sieg der Wahrheit'' (victory of justice).

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Sieg Wahrheit translates to "victory" and "truth" (German). The real events that happened show up once Sieg beats Delacroix in the final battle. His name is even based from the 1598 painting ''Sieg der Wahrheit'' (victory of justice).



** Azrail--more commonly spelled as Azrael--is the (arch)angel of death in Islamic tradition, responsible for separating the body from the soul while watching over the dead. His namesake here adheres to this portrayal, while playing on the more negative belief in Jewish mysticism that Azrael/Azriel is the very embodiment of evil itself.

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** Azrail--more commonly spelled as Azrael--is the (arch)angel ([[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels arch]])[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] of death in Islamic tradition, responsible for separating the body from the soul while watching over the dead. His namesake here adheres to this portrayal, while playing on the more negative belief in Jewish mysticism that Azrael/Azriel is [[SatanicArchetype the very embodiment of evil itself.itself]].



* MinimalisticCast: Aside of Sieg, Delacroix, Siela, Arcia, and arguably [[spoiler:Azrail]], we only see two nameless members of the Order of St. Overia ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep referred to in the credits as "The Old Man" and "Intelligence," respectively]]) throughout the story. Note that Siela [[PosthumousCharacter is already dead by the time the game starts]] and [[spoiler:Azrail appears so late in the story and has such little depth that it serves as more of a plot device than anything else]]. All other characters mentioned, including the other Maidens of the Silver and Arcia's family, share the unfortunate distinction of having been killed off-screen at various points in time.



* PerpetualFrowner: Sieg only smiles ''once'' throughout the game and that one time he does so [[note]] in the prologue, when Delacroix almost stabs him in the head after accusing him of murdering Siela [[/note]] isn't even a moment appropriate for it in the first place.

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* PerpetualFrowner: Sieg only smiles ''once'' throughout the game and that [[labelnote:that one time he does so [[note]] so]] in the prologue, when Delacroix almost stabs him in the head after accusing him of murdering Siela [[/note]] [[/labelnote]] isn't even a moment appropriate for it in the first place.



* ThePromise: During TheReveal. It turns out that [[spoiler:Sieg won't bring himself to kill Delacroix because he promised a dying Siela to take care of him]].

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* ThePromise: During TheReveal. It turns out that [[spoiler:Sieg won't bring himself to kill Delacroix because [[LastRequest he promised a dying Siela Siela]] to take care of him]].



* PurelyAestheticEra: The game takes place in 794 A.S. (''Anno Satanis''). The actual story begins three years earlier, in November of 791 A.S.
11th Jul '16 9:49:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Sieg. Allll the way.
24th May '16 11:10:43 AM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: The Guilt Legion (swordsmen) are like this. When repeatedly ordered to attack, they are relentless, merciless, and make julienne fries!

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* %%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: The Guilt Legion (swordsmen) are like this. When repeatedly ordered to attack, they are relentless, merciless, and make julienne fries!
23rd May '16 3:20:47 PM MrDeath
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* '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatos THANATOS,]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Ultimate Crest]]''' unleashes Sieg's most powerful OneManArmy legion, a dragon-humanoid being who is able to mow and slam through ranks of enemies with fervent ease.

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* '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatos THANATOS,]] '''THANATOS, [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Ultimate Crest]]''' unleashes Sieg's most powerful OneManArmy legion, a dragon-humanoid being who is able to mow and slam through ranks of enemies with fervent ease.
22nd Mar '16 8:25:09 PM harharhar
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* {{Expy}}: Long white hair, black outfit, big sword, occasional penchant for MindRape, being involved in burning towns, [[spoiler:being possessed by another evil entity, being responsible for stabbing a girl to death]]... Are we talking about Victor Delacroix or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]?

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* {{Expy}}: Long white hair, black outfit, big sword, occasional penchant for MindRape, being involved in burning towns, set towns on fire, [[spoiler:being possessed by another evil entity, being responsible for stabbing stabbed a girl to death]]... Are we talking about Victor Delacroix or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]?
29th Oct '15 12:33:09 PM X2X
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Gothic opera/hack 'n slasher game created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, released in 2003 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC. The game is a loose adaptation of a seven-part light novel series of the name same by Tow Ubukata, known for his work on ''Literature/MardockScramble'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon'', ''Anime/HeroicAge'', and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise''.

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Gothic opera/hack 'n slasher game created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, released in 2003 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC. The game is a loose adaptation of a seven-part light novel series of the name same by Tow Ubukata, known for his work on ''Literature/MardockScramble'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon'', ''[[Anime/LeChevalierDEon Le Chevalier d'Eon]]'', ''Anime/HeroicAge'', and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise''.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Arguably all of the named characters, although the prize naturally goes to Sieg and Delacroix.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Arguably all of the named characters, although the prize naturally goes to Sieg [[GratuitousGerman Sieg]] and Delacroix.[[GratuitousFrench Delacroix]].



* BigBad: Delacroix, [[spoiler:although he's made out to be a TragicVillain by the end.]]

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* BigBad: Delacroix, [[spoiler:although he's made out to be a TragicVillain by the end.]]end]].



* GratuitousFrench: Victor Delacroix.
* GratuitousGerman: Sieg Wahrheit.
25th Oct '15 12:11:20 PM X2X
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Gothic opera/hack 'n slasher game created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, released in 2003 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC.

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Gothic opera/hack 'n slasher game created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, released in 2003 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC.
PC. The game is a loose adaptation of a seven-part light novel series of the name same by Tow Ubukata, known for his work on ''Literature/MardockScramble'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon'', ''Anime/HeroicAge'', and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise''.
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