History VideoGame / ChaosLegion

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''.
20th Oct '15 1:45:57 PM X2X
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** 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]].



* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Siela tells Sieg she has to go at the end as she finally sets forth for the afterlife [[TogetherInDeath with Delacroix in tow]].]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: Sieg commands numerous forces of hellish, supernatural fiends yet uses their powers for a just and righteous cause.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Arcia, a brunette with {{brown eyes}}.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Sieg commands numerous forces of hellish, supernatural fiends yet uses their powers for a just and righteous cause. [[DarkIsEvil Compare this to Delacroix.]]



* FallenHero: Delacroix.

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* FallenHero: Delacroix.Delacroix, [[WeUsedToBeFriends a former ally of Sieg's]].
20th Oct '15 12:21:43 PM X2X
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* CastingAShadow: Two of Delacroix's most devastating attacks are of this element: an expanding, circular shockwave of explosive dark energy and [[ThinkingUpPortals his conjuring up several portals]] that spew out [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red-and-black]] streams of power.

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* CastingAShadow: Two of Delacroix's most devastating attacks are of this element: an expanding, circular shockwave of explosive dark energy and [[ThinkingUpPortals his conjuring up several portals]] that spew out [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red-and-black]] red-and-black streams of power.power]].



* {{Hammerspace}}: Delacroix can summon his weapon at will, the sword manifesting from [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver a red-and-black storm cloud]].



* PosthumousCharacter: [[TheLostLenore Siela Riviere]], [[PlotTriggeringDeath whose death kicks off the story.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[TheLostLenore Siela Riviere]], [[PlotTriggeringDeath whose death kicks off the story.]]story]] and [[StartOfDarkness causes Delacroix's turn to villainy]].
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