History VideoGame / EternalChampions

30th May '16 6:08:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Sega had a third and final game -- ''Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter'' -- in pre-production for the Sega Saturn after ''Challenge from the Dark Side'' became...well, [[DamnedByFaintPraise as much of a hit on the Sega CD as anything really could]]. ''Final Chapter'' would have featured a faction-oriented storyline, with characters supporting either the Eternal Champion or the Dark Champion in an effort to allow good or evil to balance the universe in its favor. Character levels were intended to represent the character's time periods, and victory would lock the opposing faction out of influencing a specific time period forever. Sega cancelled the game, however, when the company feared it would draw too much attention away from ''VirtuaFighter''.

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Sega had a third and final game -- ''Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter'' -- in pre-production for the Sega Saturn after ''Challenge from the Dark Side'' became...well, [[DamnedByFaintPraise as much of a hit on the Sega CD as anything really could]]. ''Final Chapter'' would have featured a faction-oriented storyline, with characters supporting either the Eternal Champion or the Dark Champion in an effort to allow good or evil to balance the universe in its favor. Character levels were intended to represent the character's time periods, and victory would lock the opposing faction out of influencing a specific time period forever. Sega cancelled the game, however, when the company feared it would draw too much attention away from ''VirtuaFighter''.
''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''.
2nd Apr '16 3:37:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: One of Yappy's victory animations bears a ''striking'' resemblance to the dance of a certain [[{{Peanuts}} Beagle]].
** One of Slash's victory animations in the first game almost perfectly mimics Rancid's victory animation from ''TimeKillers''. Whether this was intentional or not has yet to be confirmed.
** Larcen's theme includes the famous ''{{Dragnet}}'' jingle.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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One of Yappy's victory animations bears a ''striking'' resemblance to the dance of a certain [[{{Peanuts}} [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Beagle]].
** One of Slash's victory animations in the first game almost perfectly mimics Rancid's victory animation from ''TimeKillers''.''VideoGame/TimeKillers''. Whether this was intentional or not has yet to be confirmed.
** Larcen's theme includes the famous ''{{Dragnet}}'' ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' jingle.



* VegetarianVampire: Harshly averted for Midknight. His body is wasting away because ''only'' fresh human blood can nourish him, and he refuses to kill people just to keep himself alive.

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* VegetarianVampire: Harshly averted for Midknight. His body is wasting away because ''only'' fresh human blood can nourish him, and he refuses to kill people just to keep himself alive.
27th Feb '16 1:55:15 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Shadow's ending in ''CD'' has her recruited by a team called the ''X-Perts''. That one ''did'' get made, [[Sequelitis but it might have been best if it hadn't.]]

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** Shadow's ending in ''CD'' has her recruited by a team called the ''X-Perts''. ''VideoGame/XPerts''. That one ''did'' did get made, [[Sequelitis [[{{Sequelitis}} but it might have been for the best if it hadn't.]]
27th Feb '16 1:53:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Shadow's ending in ''CD'' has her recruited by a team called the ''X-Perts''. That one ''did'' get made, [[Sequelitis but it might have been best if it hadn't.]]
2nd Jan '16 1:47:08 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In ''SonicTheComic''. It was one of the most popular non-Sonic Sega strips, producing several storylines and even a summer special. It included a StableTimeLoop plot: the Champions try to prevent the discovery of bio-key technology in the past, but it's one of their pursuers dropping a bio-keyed gun that leads to it being reverse-engineered in the first place.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In ''SonicTheComic''.''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. It was one of the most popular non-Sonic Sega strips, producing several storylines and even a summer special. It included a StableTimeLoop plot: the Champions try to prevent the discovery of bio-key technology in the past, but it's one of their pursuers dropping a bio-keyed gun that leads to it being reverse-engineered in the first place.
29th Nov '15 5:59:51 PM nombretomado
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[[FollowTheLeader In the wake of the success of fighting games]] such as ''StreetFighter II'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', and ''MortalKombat'', Sega released '''''Eternal Champions''''', a 2D FightingGame, for the SegaGenesis late during the system's life cycle.

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[[FollowTheLeader In the wake of the success of fighting games]] such as ''StreetFighter II'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', and ''MortalKombat'', Sega released '''''Eternal Champions''''', a 2D FightingGame, for the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis late during the system's life cycle.
16th Sep '15 4:30:13 PM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: Jetta is quick in general, but also has a move that temporarily boosts her speed to extreme levels.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: Jetta is quick in general, but also has a move that temporarily boosts her speed to extreme levels.
26th Mar '15 3:44:52 PM nombretomado
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[[FollowTheLeader In the wake of the success of fighting games]] such as ''StreetFighter II'', ''FatalFury'', and ''MortalKombat'', Sega released '''''Eternal Champions''''', a 2D FightingGame, for the SegaGenesis late during the system's life cycle.

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[[FollowTheLeader In the wake of the success of fighting games]] such as ''StreetFighter II'', ''FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', and ''MortalKombat'', Sega released '''''Eternal Champions''''', a 2D FightingGame, for the SegaGenesis late during the system's life cycle.
6th Mar '15 5:26:39 PM Ramidel
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Larcen Tyler to a tee.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Larcen Tyler to a tee. This is also [=MidKnight=]'s principle, which gets him killed by a vampire hunter. [[spoiler: He abandons it upon his return to life.]]
27th Jan '15 6:44:44 PM SpectralTime
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* BitterSweetEnding: In all [[spoiler:but at least Raven and Xavier's]] endings, the character you played as will be saved while all the others are returned to their deaths. Even though this fact was made clear to the contestants and player beforehand, it's made all the more bitter when the game plays the death cinematics for every other non-hidden playable character one after another once you've seen the blurb detailing how your character improved the world.

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* BitterSweetEnding: In all [[spoiler:but at least Raven and Xavier's]] endings, the character you played as will be saved while all the others are returned to their deaths. Even though this fact was made clear to the contestants and player beforehand, it's made all the more bitter when the game plays the death cinematics for every other non-hidden playable character one after another once you've seen the blurb detailing how your character improved the world. Of course, the gamebooks imply that ''all'' the champions ultimately returned to their proper times, so at least one continuity made it slightly sunnier.
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