History VideoGame / EpicBattleFantasy

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In ''4'', Matt takes one look at the [[BossInMookClothing Cosmic Monolith]] in the Battle Mountain and knows the party's in for a bad time. If you actually fight it, he whimpers out [[LittleNo "oh no..."]]
1st Apr '16 5:20:45 AM F1Krazy
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* {{Expy}}: Invoked during EBF5's development. Fans claimed that the Flame Sprite enemies in EBF4 looked like [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Flame Princess]], so for EBF5 Matt turned the resemblance from coincidental to blatantly deliberate.



* ForestRanger: Anna

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* ForestRanger: AnnaAnna.



** This apparently happens each game. First, No Legs joins your party in the second game, when in the first game he rides the first mini boss, and then the Beholder joins too ([[FaceHeelTurn and then it's an enemy in 3 and 4 again]], but ''after'' you defeat it in the latter game it's a helpful summon). Then, of course, Lance after you beat him in the second game. The wooly mammoth from the third game is a summon (and sometimes randomly triggered effect), dropping from the sky to flatten your enemies. Natalie is quite happy to see it's alive and well.

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** This apparently happens each game. First, No Legs joins your party in the second game, when in the first game he rides the first mini boss, and then the Beholder joins too ([[FaceHeelTurn and then it's an enemy in 3 and 4 again]], but ''after'' you defeat it in the latter game it's a helpful summon). Then, of course, Lance after you beat him in the second game. The wooly woolly mammoth from the third game is a summon (and sometimes randomly triggered effect), dropping from the sky to flatten your enemies. Natalie is quite happy to see it's alive and well.



* IdiotHero: everyone, but Matt in particular.

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* IdiotHero: everyone, Everyone, but Matt in particular.



** [[spoiler:Averted with the [[MirrorBoss Evil Versions of the main characters]] in Battle Mountain. The medals don't give away who they are, instead stating vague descriptions]]
* KarlMarxHatesYourGuts: Lampshaded in the fourth game, with a group of protestors who are fighting against the unfair economy of shopkeepers who buy things from players at 1/4th of the price and have a monopoly on goods

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** [[spoiler:Averted with the [[MirrorBoss Evil Versions of the main characters]] in Battle Mountain. The medals don't give away who they are, instead stating vague descriptions]]
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* KarlMarxHatesYourGuts: Lampshaded in the fourth game, with a group of protestors who are fighting against the unfair economy of shopkeepers who buy things from players at 1/4th of the price and have a monopoly on goodsgoods.



** In the third game, you can actually walk around in a world map. And thus, this trope is born. Lampshaded in Glacier Valley if you go to an igloo. Matt will wonder if the vikings will mind if you take their stuff, Lance will say that you'll need to anyway [[BreakingTheFourthWall if you want the treasure hunter medals]], and Natalie will try to get them to stop stealing everything. Lampshaded yet again when you come across ''another'' unlocked tent in Volcano Peak, at which point Natalie agrees to steal things.

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** In the third game, you can actually walk around in a world map. And thus, this trope is born. Lampshaded in Glacier Valley if you go to an igloo. Matt will wonder if the vikings Vikings will mind if you take their stuff, Lance will say that you'll need to anyway [[BreakingTheFourthWall if you want the treasure hunter medals]], and Natalie will try to get them to stop stealing everything. Lampshaded yet again when you come across ''another'' unlocked tent in Volcano Peak, at which point Natalie agrees to steal things.



* LazyBackup: Thankfully, doesn't happen in [=EBF4=] -- if your frontine party is completely incapacitated and your backup is still alive, they'll jump to the front.

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* LazyBackup: Thankfully, doesn't happen in [=EBF4=] -- if your frontine frontline party is completely incapacitated and your backup is still alive, they'll jump to the front.



* LegacyBossBattle: ''4'' has the Wooly Mammoth, the Beholder, the Sandworm, Jack, and the Protector from ''3'', as well as the Zombie Hydra from ''2'', as mini-bosses. And on Battle Mountain, the Cosmic Monolith can be found.
* LeitMotif: Prominent throughout the series. An example being Rage of the Abandoned (Played during a difficult encounter) and Derelict Factory of Twisted Metal. Both are essentially the same thing, but the latter sounds more rerranged.

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* LegacyBossBattle: ''4'' has the Wooly Woolly Mammoth, the Beholder, the Sandworm, Jack, and the Protector from ''3'', as well as the Zombie Hydra from ''2'', as mini-bosses. And on Battle Mountain, the Cosmic Monolith can be found.
* LeitMotif: Prominent throughout the series. An example being Rage of the Abandoned (Played during a difficult encounter) and Derelict Factory of Twisted Metal. Both are essentially the same thing, but the latter sounds more rerranged.rearranged.



* LimitBreak: In ''3'', each character has up to three to choose from! In ''4'', characters can have up to ''eight'' limit breaks!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There is a '''[[http://kupo707.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2oq329 LOT]]''' of NPC[=s=]; that's not even all of them.

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* LimitBreak: In ''3'', each character has up to three to choose from! from. In ''4'', characters can have up to ''eight'' limit breaks!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There is are a '''[[http://kupo707.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2oq329 LOT]]''' of NPC[=s=]; that's not even all of them.



** The weapons and armors themselves can be more or less, depending on your playstyle, in the 3rd and 4th games. An example is the sky feather in the fourth game. When it starts out, it's rather difficult to use and isn't as powerful as other options, but upgraded, it can, if used right, allow Anna to spam spells and restore her magic constantly. Again, it's more of a your mileage may vary, but for the most part, upgraded items are much more useful than they would appear at low levels.
** Another are the soldier jackets and helmets in 3, which you start out with and resist bomb-type attacks (which no enemy has for the first half of the game). When fully upgraded, they drop medipacks and airstrikes nearly every other turn.
* ManEatingPlant: although Rafflesia (the Jungle boss in the fourth game) does not eat the characters, it has a huge maw full of sharp teeth that looks very carnivorous.

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** The weapons and armors themselves can be more or less, depending on your playstyle, in the 3rd and 4th games. An example is the sky feather Sky Feather in the fourth game. When it starts out, it's rather difficult to use and isn't as powerful as other options, but upgraded, it can, if used right, allow Anna to spam spells and restore her magic constantly. Again, it's more of a your mileage may vary, but for the most part, upgraded items are much more useful than they would appear at low levels.
** Another are the soldier jackets and helmets in 3, which you start out with and which resist bomb-type attacks (which no enemy has for the first half of the game). When fully upgraded, they drop medipacks and airstrikes air strikes nearly every other turn.
* ManEatingPlant: although Although Rafflesia (the Jungle boss in the fourth game) does not eat the characters, it has a huge maw full of sharp teeth that looks very carnivorous.



* MsFanservice: Natz. It gets taken to a whole new level in the second game's GameOver screen, where her dress is nearly ripped apart. You can even click her breasts to induce {{Gainaxing}}. Taken UpToEleven in the third game with her CatGirl and ''Cow Girl'' outfits. In each game, she invokes the trope in her healing "Limit Break", and {{lampshades}} it at least once per game. Anna from the fourth is clearly not impressed, or jealous, but it's hard to tell, by Nat's stature, and during the remarks where she openly says something it's clear Natz is annoyed by it.

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* MsFanservice: Natz. It gets taken to a whole new level in the second game's GameOver screen, where her dress is nearly ripped apart. You can even click her breasts to induce {{Gainaxing}}. Taken UpToEleven in the third game with her CatGirl and ''Cow Girl'' outfits. In each game, she invokes the trope in her healing "Limit Break", and {{lampshades}} it at least once per game. Anna from the fourth is clearly not impressed, or jealous, but it's hard to tell, by Nat's Natz' stature, and during the remarks where she openly says something it's clear Natz is annoyed by it.



** The fourth game has one only available on Kongregate, and must be bought with real money.

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** The fourth game has one only available on Kongregate, Kongregate or Steam, and must be bought with real money.



* ReferenceOverdosed: Just look at the {{Shout Out}}s below.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: Just look at the {{Shout Out}}s below.page.



* ScreamerPrank: Matt's "Screamer" special conjures up a color-inverted picture of a dog and lets loose a bloodcurdling shreik. It hits all enemies for Shadow damage.

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* ScreamerPrank: Matt's "Screamer" special conjures up a color-inverted picture of a dog and lets loose a bloodcurdling shreik. shriek. It hits all enemies for Shadow Dark damage.



*** BigBoosHaunt[=/=]BlackoutBasement[=/=]BonusDungeon: Graybone Cemetary

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*** BigBoosHaunt[=/=]BlackoutBasement[=/=]BonusDungeon: Graybone CemetaryCemetery



* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: of the Glitch's attacks, or even its name.

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* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: of Of the Glitch's attacks, or even its name.
18th Mar '16 9:09:00 AM PincerAttack
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* ScreamerPrank: Matt's "Screamer" special conjures up a picture of the Smile Dog CreepyPasta and lets loose a bloodcurdling shreik. It hits all enemies for Shadow damage.

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* ScreamerPrank: Matt's "Screamer" special conjures up a color-inverted picture of the Smile Dog CreepyPasta a dog and lets loose a bloodcurdling shreik. It hits all enemies for Shadow damage.
18th Mar '16 9:00:16 AM PincerAttack
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** In the third and fourth game, you can re-attain the outfit and equip it on Lance or Matt. It provides a notable amount of Dark resistance, and when maxed out, will provide extra tank attacks randomly. It's worth noting that it lacks any Swastikas and becomes the "Captain's Uniform" and "Captain's Hat", though it keeps its appearance. Also, Lance's tank keeps its Wehrmacht insignia in all appearances.

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** In the third and fourth game, you can re-attain the outfit and equip it on Lance or Matt. It provides a notable amount of Dark resistance, and when maxed out, will provide extra tank attacks randomly. It's worth noting that it lacks any Swastikas and becomes the "Captain's Uniform" "Officer's Coat" and "Captain's "Officer's Hat", though it keeps its appearance. Also, Lance's tank keeps its Wehrmacht insignia in all appearances.
17th Mar '16 6:10:12 PM PincerAttack
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** [[CuteKitten NoLegs]] goes from being a boss in the first Epic Battle Fantasy game and a summon in the second game onward to a full-on party member in EBF5.

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** [[CuteKitten NoLegs]] goes from being a boss in the first Epic Battle Fantasy game and a summon in from the second game onward to a full-on party member in EBF5.
17th Mar '16 6:01:31 PM PincerAttack
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** [[CuteKitten NoLegs]] goes from being a summon in the first four Epic Battle Fantasy games to a full-on party member in ''[EBF5]''.

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** [[CuteKitten NoLegs]] goes from being a summon boss in the first four Epic Battle Fantasy games game and a summon in the second game onward to a full-on party member in ''[EBF5]''.EBF5.



** Phrynna, the series' music composer, has her mascot (also called Phrynna) appear in ''Bullet Heaven 2''. She's one of the playable characters that can be gotten on the Steam version or with the expansion pack.

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** Phrynna, Phyrnna, the series' music composer, has her mascot (also called Phrynna) Phyrnna) appear in ''Bullet Heaven 2''. She's one of the playable characters that can be gotten on the Steam version or with the expansion pack.
1st Mar '16 8:41:10 AM Soldancer
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The main ''Epic Battle Fantasy'' series is your standard [[TurnBasedCombat turn-based]] RPG, with not too much deviation from the standard system, at least initially. What makes the game stand out more is its style; the world of the series is an AnachronismStew with the FantasyKitchenSink in effect, and thus throughout all the games, you'll be fighting off enemies like cats, slimes, giant insects, turtles, robots, monoliths, dragons, and many others, using weapons ranging from traditional magic to airstrikes and boomboxes. Also present in the series are dozens of {{ShoutOut}}s, [[BetterThanABareBulb numerous lampshades]], and gameplay that requires taking use of what would be {{Useless Useful Spell}}s in other games.

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The main ''Epic Battle Fantasy'' series is your standard [[TurnBasedCombat turn-based]] RPG, with not too much deviation from the standard system, at least initially. What makes the game stand out more is its style; the world of the series is an AnachronismStew with the FantasyKitchenSink in effect, and thus throughout all the games, you'll be fighting off enemies like cats, slimes, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs catslimes]], giant insects, turtles, robots, monoliths, dragons, and many others, using weapons ranging from traditional magic to airstrikes and boomboxes. Also present in the series are dozens of {{ShoutOut}}s, [[BetterThanABareBulb numerous lampshades]], and gameplay that requires taking use of what would be {{Useless Useful Spell}}s in other games.
23rd Feb '16 1:03:11 PM KnightLight321
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* AscendedMeme: The Monoliths' BossInMookClothing status becomes this in ''Bullet Heaven 2'', when the appearance of a Cosmic Monolith midway through the game causes the entire party to panic.
3rd Jan '16 2:18:35 PM TVTropii
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* BlockPuzzle: Matt hates these.
3rd Jan '16 10:37:19 AM TVTropii
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*** Iron''gray'' Armony
*** ''Brown''grave Cemetery
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