History VideoGame / DevilChildren

25th Jul '16 1:09:26 PM PeppermintTwist
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* StarterMon: Each game in the series has one, and they depend on your version. One running theme throughout them is that they can evolve, unlike other demons, and they [[CantDropTheHero must be in your party.]] In ''Demi Kids,'' you can actually win the starters of previous player characters by participating in the game's series of battles.
28th May '16 10:53:38 AM nombretomado
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Released only in Japan except for two games, ''Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children'' starts off with ''Red Book'' and ''Black Book'' for the GameboyColor (later given an UpdatedRerelease for the {{Playstation}}), the story of Setsuna Kai and Mirai Kaname, a pair of human teenagers quickly revealed to be the titular Devil Children, half-humans and half-demons. This is a very rare occurrence and gives them great power when they come from the human world to the demon one - Setsuna, the hero of ''Black Book'', to rescue his younger brother Nagahisa, and Mirai, the heroine of ''Red Book'', to find out about her father. Once there, the situation quickly complicates far beyond their original goals, and to progress they must gather more [[{{Mons}} partners, or demons]], to fuse and raise in strength.

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Released only in Japan except for two games, ''Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children'' starts off with ''Red Book'' and ''Black Book'' for the GameboyColor (later given an UpdatedRerelease for the {{Playstation}}), UsefulNotes/PlayStation), the story of Setsuna Kai and Mirai Kaname, a pair of human teenagers quickly revealed to be the titular Devil Children, half-humans and half-demons. This is a very rare occurrence and gives them great power when they come from the human world to the demon one - Setsuna, the hero of ''Black Book'', to rescue his younger brother Nagahisa, and Mirai, the heroine of ''Red Book'', to find out about her father. Once there, the situation quickly complicates far beyond their original goals, and to progress they must gather more [[{{Mons}} partners, or demons]], to fuse and raise in strength.
23rd Nov '15 8:19:35 PM GordyTepig
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* BadFuture: In the ''Light/Dark'' versions, you can travel to the future human world- a desolated wasteland where humans are all but extinct, and demons are everywhere. However, you can change this future by planting a tree in the present - this turns the future into a primitive but green utopia.
17th May '15 12:47:16 PM OmegaRadiance
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Quite a few demons that were good or while not good but weren't aligned to a certain side ended up becoming the minions of the villains in the anime. Zebul became the BigBad of the first anime, Raphael became a spy for the ObviouslyEvil Light Imperius and his ArsGoetia minions in the second anime, [[spoiler:Enoch]], and more.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Quite a few demons that were good or while not good but weren't aligned to a certain side ended up becoming the minions of the villains in the anime. Zebul became the BigBad of the first anime, Raphael became a spy for the ObviouslyEvil Light Imperius and his ArsGoetia minions in the second anime, [[spoiler:Enoch]], [[LightIsNotGood Enoch]], and more.



* AllMythsAreTrue: And some they just made up.
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Azazel]]'s desire to rule over the demon world leads him to [[spoiler:trap Lucifer and impersonate him]] in Red/Black book. He then plans on taking over the human world and sends demons to attack it. This is also [[spoiler:Raguel's]] motivation in ''White Book''.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: And some they just made up.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Azazel]]'s Azazel's desire to rule over the demon world leads him to [[spoiler:trap trap Lucifer and impersonate him]] him in Red/Black book. He then plans on taking over the human world and sends demons to attack it. This is also [[spoiler:Raguel's]] Archangel Raguel's motivation in ''White Book''.



* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Jashin, Seipher, Quazir, and both Shugoshins will all eventually be reborn even if they are killed.

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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Jashin, Seipher, Quazir, Secundus, and both Shugoshins Zosma will all eventually be reborn even if they are killed.



* TheAtoner: Takaharu Ougi and some Angels.

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* TheAtoner: Takaharu Ougi and some several Angels.



* BigBad: Michael in Red/Black book, Raguel in White Book, The Imperius in Light/Dark Book, and Shugoshin in Fire/Ice Book.
** The anime has Lucifer [[spoiler:except he's been BrainwashedAndCrazy]] and Zebul. The second anime has the Light Imperius [[spoiler:and Enoch]].
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Azazel]] in Red/Black Book.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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Michael in Red/Black book, book.
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Raguel in White Book, Book.
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The Two Imperius in Light/Dark Book, along with Seifer and Quazir in ''Light/Dark Book''.
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Shugoshin in Fire/Ice Book.
** Dark Imperius in Devil Children ''Puzzle de Call!''.
** Angel Beelzebu and Gaap in ''Devil Children Messiah Riser''.
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The anime has Lucifer [[spoiler:except while he's been BrainwashedAndCrazy]] BrainwashedAndCrazy and Zebul. Zebul.
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The second anime has the Light Imperius [[spoiler:and Enoch]].
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* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Azazel]] Azazel in Red/Black Book.



* BittersweetEnding: None of Red/Black Book's endings are completely happy. Either the world has been destroyed, or Nagahisa is dead, or you only exist as a god.
* BonusBoss: Zebul, Phegor, and Berith in the Deep Hole of any game.

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* BittersweetEnding: None of Red/Black Book's endings are completely happy. Either the world has been destroyed, or Nagahisa is dead, or you Setsuna/Mirai only exist as a god.
* BonusBoss: Zebul, Phegor, and Berith in the Deep Hole of any game.Red/Black/Dark.



* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Benevolent example in Zebul. He manipulates the events of Red/Black book to ensure that Ragnarok happens and not Armageddon. It's hinted early on but not apparent until Takajo Zett takes his true form]].

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* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Benevolent example in Zebul. He manipulates the events of Red/Black book to ensure that Ragnarok happens and not Armageddon. It's hinted early on but not apparent until Takajo Zett takes his true form]].form in the Deep Hole.



* DefectorFromDecadence: Zett in the anime. Azazels daughter Elegy sides with the [[spoiler:[[LesserOfTwoEvils Angels]]]] in Red/Black book after seeing what her father does.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Zett in the anime. Azazels daughter Elegy sides with the [[spoiler:[[LesserOfTwoEvils Angels]]]] [[LesserOfTwoEvils Angels]] in Red/Black book after seeing what her father does.



* ForeverWar: Between the Angels and Demons of Muspellheim and Niflheim in Fire/Ice Book. They're also willing to drag all other worlds into their [[ApocalypseHow war]] by [[spoiler:disguising themselves as angels or demons then attacking the other side]]. This is also the goal of Shugoshin who sees eternal, neverending warfare as the destiny of the universe.

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* ForeverWar: Between the Angels and Demons of Muspellheim and Niflheim in Fire/Ice Book. They're also willing to drag all other worlds into their [[ApocalypseHow war]] by [[spoiler:disguising disguising themselves as angels or demons then attacking the other side]].side. This is also the goal of Shugoshin who sees eternal, neverending warfare as the destiny of the universe.



* GlamourFailure: The [[spoiler:Fire and Light demons of Muspellheim aren't very good at copying the appearance of the Bel brothers in ''Book of Ice'']].

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* GlamourFailure: The [[spoiler:Fire and Light demons angels/demons of Muspellheim Muspellheim/Niflheim aren't very good at copying the appearance of the Bel brothers in ''Book of Ice'']].angels or demons they are disguised as.



* GodOfEvil: Jashin is a evil god defeated by Hoshigami before she created the universe. Then returns as the FinalBoss of White Book.
* HalfHumanHybrid: They don't happen often: rare enough to require a TitleDrop even. There's also the Angel Children born between humans and angels. It's also possible to pass on the powers of demons/angels to a human to make them a hybrid. [[spoiler:This is how Masaki becomes TheChosenOne in White Book as he's part Angel, Human, and Demon]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Michael]] has become good by the time of ''Fire/Ice Book''. He's also become a [[BeautyEqualsGoodness prettyboy]] in the process. [[spoiler:Raphael does one in the anime]].
** Other examples includes Bosses one might come across in certain games who either realize they've been duped or like the Protagonists enough to join them. One example is Remiel joining Jin after he learned that [[spoiler: the Enoch he was serving is a fake]].

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* GodOfEvil: Jashin is a an evil god defeated by Hoshigami before she created the universe. Then returns as the FinalBoss of White Book.
* HalfHumanHybrid: They don't happen often: rare enough to require a TitleDrop even. There's also the Angel Children born between humans and angels. It's also possible to pass on the powers of demons/angels to a human to make them a hybrid. [[spoiler:This This is how Masaki becomes TheChosenOne in White Book as he's part Angel, Human, and Demon]].
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Michael]] Michael has become good by the time of ''Fire/Ice Book''. He's also become a [[BeautyEqualsGoodness prettyboy]] in the process. [[spoiler:Raphael Raphael does one in the anime]].
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** Other examples includes Bosses one might come across in certain games who either realize they've been duped or like the Protagonists enough to join them. One example is Remiel joining Jin after he learned that [[spoiler: the Enoch he was serving is a fake]].fake.



* LightIsGood: Nathanael in ''White Book'', Hoshigami, and Lord Light. [[spoiler:Michael in ''Fire/Ice'']].
* LightIsNotGood: The angels goals are to destroy humans and demons alike in the first three games.

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* LightIsGood: Nathanael in ''White Book'', Hoshigami, and Lord Light. [[spoiler:Michael Michael in ''Fire/Ice'']].
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* LightIsNotGood: The angels goals are to destroy humans and demons alike in the first three games.games to create a world of order.



* MasterOfDisguise: The [[spoiler: Darkness and Ice demons of Niflheim are ''much'' better at disguising themselves than the Muspellheim angels in ''Fire Book''.]]

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* MasterOfDisguise: The [[spoiler: Darkness and Ice demons of Niflheim are ''much'' better at disguising themselves than the Muspellheim angels An angel perfectly disguises herself as Lena in ''Fire Book''.]]''Devil Children Messiah Riser''.



* MultipleEndings: In Red Book/Black Book you side with the angels and destroy the world, side with Lucifer and remake it, or make yourself the new God?

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* MultipleEndings: In Red Book/Black Book you side with the angels and destroy the world, universe, side with Lucifer and remake it, or make yourself the new God?



** [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted in White Book, while the angels ''do'' want order they are ruled by the power hungry Raguel who only cares about order because it means he can TakeOverTheWorld]].

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** [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted in White Book, while DemiKids has the angels ''do'' want order they are ruled by [[EvilEmpire Imperium]] who seeks to remove free will from Valhalla against the power hungry Raguel who only cares about order because it means he can TakeOverTheWorld]]. Rebels.



* SealedEvilInACan: The villain of ''Messiah Riser'' was this until recently.

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* SealedEvilInACan: The villain villains of ''Messiah Riser'' was are this until recently.the end of the game.



* TimeMaster: Both Lord Light and Darklord. [[spoiler:Which makes the fact that they didn't foresee Muspellheim and Nifleheim destroying Valhalla weird]].
* TimeTravel: In Light/Dark Books onwards. [[spoiler:This is also how Jin prevents Lucifers death]].

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* TimeMaster: Both Lord Light and Darklord. [[spoiler:Which It makes the fact that they didn't foresee Muspellheim and Nifleheim destroying Valhalla weird]].
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* TimeTravel: In Light/Dark Books onwards. [[spoiler:This This is also how Jin prevents Lucifers death]].death.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Angels think this. [[spoiler:Eventually get [[HeelFaceTurn better]] after ''White Book'']].
* VillainDecay: Uriel started out as a angel who will do genocide in Red/Black Book and is fought as a boss, but becomes a DirtyCoward who is never fought in White Book.
* WeCanRuleTogether: After Takaharu Ougi fails to fulfill his role, [[spoiler:Raguel]] offers Masaki a chance to aid him in conquering the world.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Angels think this. [[spoiler:Eventually Eventually the ones of Tenkai get [[HeelFaceTurn better]] after ''White Book'']].
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* VillainDecay: Uriel started out as a an angel who will do genocide in Red/Black Book and is fought as a boss, but becomes a DirtyCoward who is never fought in White Book.
* WeCanRuleTogether: After Takaharu Ougi fails to fulfill his role, [[spoiler:Raguel]] Raguel offers Masaki a chance to aid him in conquering the world.



* YouCantFightFate: The Flame/Ice Apostles of Fire/Ice Book firmly believe in this along with all their followers in Muspellheim/Niflheim. [[spoiler:Defeating them and proving them wrong has them ask Jin and Akira to defeat the true mastermind Shugoshin]].

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* YouCantFightFate: The Flame/Ice Apostles of Fire/Ice Book firmly believe in this along with all their followers in Muspellheim/Niflheim. [[spoiler:Defeating Defeating them and proving them wrong has them ask Jin and Akira to defeat the true mastermind Shugoshin]].Shugoshin.
24th Jul '14 5:31:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[ShowtaroMorikubo Yosuke]] is the son of Lucifer, [[AkiraIshida Ryoji]] is Mammon, MamoruMiyano is Akira, AkioOhtsuka is a Virtue, and [[JunkoTakeuchi Naruto]] is Crocell.



* NamesTheSame: The two Imperius share their names with two angels in the anime. Dark Imperius is Azrael and Light Imperius is Remiel.



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* SequelFirst: Red Book and Black Book will never make it over here, will they.
30th Jan '14 11:13:19 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* ThreeAmigos: Setsuna, Mirai, and Zett in the latter parts of the anime.



* ThreeAmigos: Setsuna, Mirai, and Zett in the latter parts of the anime.
13th Nov '13 3:46:34 PM OmegaRadiance
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''Puzzle de Call'', a puzzle game for the Gameboy Advance. It stars the demon partners of Jin and Akira, known as Gale and Rand, as they attempt to save the two Devil Children who have been captured in another world.

''Messiah Riser'' is a RealTimeStrategy game taking place after Fire and Ice Book. Valhalla had been restored and unfortunately a demon sealed away by the Messiah had been free, reviving the Imperium that fell in Light/Dark Version to once again take over.



The gameplay is similar to most games in the series, and many demons from the rest of the world make an appearance. There is one puzzle game called ''Puzzle de Call'' and a RealTimeStrategy game called ''Messiah Riser''. A Devil Children game was released on the Mobile Phone in 2011-2012.

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The gameplay is similar to most games in the series, and many demons from the rest of the world make an appearance. There is one puzzle game called ''Puzzle de Call'' and a RealTimeStrategy game called ''Messiah Riser''. A Devil Children game was released on the Mobile Phone in 2011-2012.
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* ArsGoetia: Many bosses in the series are Goetia demons. Many of whom are either still Angels or allied with them. There are exceptions of course. Though due to being bosses they tend to belong to the Boss Type, which is made up of demons of different races faced during the story.



* TheEmpire: The Imperium of Light/Dark Book.

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* TheEmpire: The Imperium of Light/Dark Book.Version. Brought back in ''Messiah Riser''.


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* SealedEvilInACan: The villain of ''Messiah Riser'' was this until recently.
13th Nov '13 3:27:51 PM EarlOfSandvich
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''ShinMegamiTensei'' is a series of video games with serious adult and religious themes. Apocalypses happen frequently. People die. Friends betray each other.

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''ShinMegamiTensei'' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' is a series of video games with serious adult and religious themes. Apocalypses happen frequently. People die. Friends betray each other.



This is the only subseries in the franchise that carries the title of ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in Japan. Light Version and Dark Version were also the first games to bear the title ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in the west, beating out [[OlderThanTheyThink the game people usually ascribe that honor to]], [[ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne]], by several months.

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This is the only subseries in the franchise that carries the title of ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in Japan. Light Version and Dark Version were also the first games to bear the title ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in the west, beating out [[OlderThanTheyThink the game people usually ascribe that honor to]], [[ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne]], ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', by several months.
27th Oct '13 7:50:22 AM spectertv
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** The anime has Lucifer [[spoiler:except he's been Brainwashed&Crazy]] and Zebul. The second anime has the Light Imperius [[spoiler:and Enoch]].

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** The anime has Lucifer [[spoiler:except he's been Brainwashed&Crazy]] BrainwashedAndCrazy]] and Zebul. The second anime has the Light Imperius [[spoiler:and Enoch]].
10th Jul '13 11:33:12 AM MiniNephthys
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Elegy is soon on the heroes' side in the manga, and gets to be Setsuna's love interest when the two hardly share a conversation in Setsuna's game.
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