History VideoGame / KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep

25th Jun '16 12:13:56 AM speyeker
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* KnightOfCerebus: Master Xehanort.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Master Xehanort. Past major Kingdom Hearts villains tended to be portrayed as formerly benevolent people who became villainous as a result of accidentally delving into darkness and/or wanting a heart, only to be defeated by the hero in the end. While Master Xehanort is ''also'' a formerly benevolent character who became corrupted by darkness and ''still'' threatens a global apocalypse like past villains, the sheer degree of personal cruelty he inflicts on the heroes goes ''way beyond'' characters like Ansem or Xemnas, [[FalseFriend while pretending to have their best interests at heart only to betray them]], culminating in[[spoiler: subjecting them to [[AndIMustScream horrific fates]] and essentially [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it all]]]].
12th Jun '16 3:59:21 PM Peridonyx
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* GenreBlind: Just about ''everyone'' in this game. Come on... Xehanort is ''obviously'' evil. Yet everyone's trusting him, even Master Eraqus, who [[spoiler:even TRIED to kill him in the past but failed]]. More to the point Master Eraqus knew [[spoiler:that Xehanort had used the darkness to grow stronger than Eraqus and wanted to recreate the Keyblade War and yet Eraqus still never saw fit to warn ''anyone'' about any of this leading directly to a [[PoorCommunicationKills situation that could have been avoided]] if he had just bothered to give some information.]]

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* GenreBlind: Just about ''everyone'' in this game. Come on... on: Xehanort is ''obviously'' evil. Yet everyone's a textbook example of ObviouslyEvil... and yet everyone still keeps trusting him, even Master him until it's too late. For example: Eraqus, who [[spoiler:even TRIED specifically his scars? Given to kill him in the by [[spoiler:Xehanort during a past but failed]]. More argument where he flat-out revealed his desire to the point Master Eraqus knew [[spoiler:that Xehanort had used the darkness to grow stronger than Eraqus and wanted to recreate the create his very own Keyblade War and War]]. And yet Eraqus still not only invites him to overlook Terra and Aqua's Mark of Mastery exam, but also unhesitatingly invokes YouAreNotReady upon Terra for demonstrating a never-before-seen bout of noticeably uncontrollable CastingAShadow power... and never saw fit to warn ''anyone'' about any of this leading directly to even remotely suspects Xehanort as a [[PoorCommunicationKills situation that could have been avoided]] if he had just bothered to give some information.]]potential saboteur.
5th Jun '16 5:16:48 PM Peridonyx
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** Alleviated slightly by the fact that [[spoiler:Master Xehanort's stuck in the exact same way. At least he's got someone to taunt.]]

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** Alleviated slightly by the fact that [[spoiler:Master Xehanort's stuck in the exact same way. At least he's got someone to taunt.]]
5th Jun '16 11:28:02 AM DrakeClawfang
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** So we have the prequel story of a well-meaning but troubled young man who is a part of a special order of warriors with magical abilties as well as distinctive blades that struggles with his dark side and becomes frustrated when he isn't granted the rank of "Master". He becomes manipulated by a creepy old man who plays on his desire for validation as well as his attachment/defensiveness towards those he cares about and is at first thought to be an ally to the heroic faction. Eventually pledging himself to him as his apprentice. Going about this said bad guy sets up a threatening antagonist faction led by his secret apprentice as a patsy for his own machinations. With sequences involving him pretending to be captured by one of his chief allies in order to put the troubled youth into a fight where he would embrace darkness, which he does in order to win. Also getting him to become complicit in the murder of a leading master when he threatens someone important to him. The youth disabling him, and the dark lord subsequently finishing him off. The climax involving a battle between former friends after the aforementioned character is overtaken by darkness in some way. [[RevengeOfTheSith Hmm...]]
5th Jun '16 10:43:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** Xigbar notes that Ventus has a pretty good "angry look". When he first met Sora in Hollow Bastion, before even removing his hood, he joked how someone used to give him the same glare as Sora.
31st May '16 8:33:07 PM DrakeClawfang
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* EvolvingAttack: Every character has Finish Commands that level up and unlock new Finish Commands in a branching system. Their exclusive Finish Commands unlock stronger versions of themselves--Ven gets Air Flair that evolves up to Level 4, then to Stratosphere as his Level 6 finisher, while Aqua gets Magic Pulse 1-4 with Teleport Spike as her Level 6. Terra's break the naming pattern, Rising Rock 1, 2, then Dark Star 1, 2, then Demolition, but Dark Star is essentially still a powered-up versions of Rising Rock.

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* EvolvingAttack: Every character has Finish Commands that level up and unlock new Finish Commands in a branching system. Their exclusive Finish Commands unlock stronger versions of themselves--Ven gets Air Flair that evolves up to Level 4, then to Stratosphere as his Level 6 finisher, while Aqua gets Magic Pulse 1-4 with Teleport Spike as her Level 6. Terra's finishers break the naming pattern, Rising Rock 1, 2, then Dark Star 1, 2, then Demolition, but Dark Star 1 is essentially still a powered-up versions version of Rising Rock.Rock 2.
31st May '16 8:27:43 PM Karxrida
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** The Surge commands have simple animations and deal moderate damage, but they also provide invincibility during the attack animation, deal a good amount of damage due to dealing multiple hits (circumventing the damage {{cap}} on bosses), and have decently fast reload times. Spamming Thunder or Fire Surge is a common strategy for beating the Bonus Bosses because they're just that effective.

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** The Surge commands have simple animations and deal moderate damage, but they also provide invincibility during the attack animation, deal a good amount of damage due to dealing multiple hits (circumventing the damage {{cap}} on bosses), and have decently fast reload times. Spamming Thunder or Fire Surge is a common strategy for beating the Bonus Bosses because they're just that effective.times.
31st May '16 8:12:03 PM DrakeClawfang
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The relationship between the three characters is certainly... ''interesting'', to say the least. Terra and Aqua's "friendship" is slowly challenged over the game due to a lack of communication and Terra's aloof behavior throughout it, but despite what's going on between them, they're both willing to put it aside for their "friendship" with Ventus, who went chasing after Terra during the start of the game over the worry that when he got back, their "friendship" wouldn't be the same anymore, and when he finds out that [[spoiler: Aqua was sent to spy on Terra to make sure the darkness wouldn't overcome him, and that she was sent to take him home]], he's ''pissed'' by it, and goes chasing after Terra again more actively, much to Aqua's dismay. Then, when Terra continues to be aloof towards him, despite showing that he still does care, Ventus begins to act out by continuing to explore the world on his own, and met new people to try and replace them, but eventually comes to realize their "friendship" is too important to replace with new people... Over all, the dynamic between the trio seems more like a family slowly crumbling apart and risking a divorce than a friendship that's being challenged. Notably, in the Japanese version of the game, when Ventus gives Terra and Aqua their passes to Disney Town, it was because he was told to 'bring his parents'... yeah.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The relationship between the three characters is certainly... ''interesting'', ''[[ThreesomeSubtext interesting]]'', to say the least. Terra and Aqua's "friendship" is slowly challenged over While the game due to a lack of communication and Terra's aloof behavior throughout it, but despite what's going on between them, they're both willing to put it aside for their "friendship" with Ventus, who went chasing after Terra during the start "trinity" motif of the series has been around since Day One, this game over in particular has the worry that when he got back, three heroes constantly demonstrating their "friendship" wouldn't be the same anymore, faith and when he finds out that [[spoiler: Aqua was sent to spy on Terra to make sure the darkness wouldn't overcome him, and that she was sent to take him home]], he's ''pissed'' by it, and goes chasing after Terra again more actively, much to Aqua's dismay. Then, when Terra continues to be aloof towards him, despite showing that he still does care, Ventus begins to act out by continuing to explore the world on his own, and met new people to try and replace them, but eventually comes to realize their "friendship" is too important to replace friendship with new people... Over all, the others. Overall, the dynamic between the trio seems more like a family slowly crumbling apart and risking a divorce crumbling, rather than a some friends having their friendship that's being challenged. Notably, in In the Japanese version of the game, when Ventus gives Terra and Aqua their passes to Disney Town, it was because he was told to 'bring "bring his parents'...parents" ... yeah.



* NeverSayDie: Surprisingly inverted--Master Xehanort uses "die" rather frequently, most explicitly in one of [[spoiler:Ventus's flashbacks: "you would rather die than use the power?"]] At the same time, though, the three heroes tend to use euphemisms (examples, [[spoiler:Aqua talking about how Eraqus was]] "struck down", [[spoiler:Ventus asking his friends to "put an end" to him, though he says the idea of the χ-blade "scares him to death" in the same scene.]]). However, both instances could be attributed to not wanting to use the actual word under the circumstances. Disney characters still use the verb as well, such as the Queen telling Terra to kill Snow White, or the three good fairies in Enchanted Dominion chanting "evil die and good endure".
** It also might be the sign that [[spoiler:Master Eraqus]] has [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope gone]] [[LightIsNotGood too]] [[KnightTemplar far]]: [[spoiler:"Let the darkness die!"]]

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* NeverSayDie: Surprisingly inverted--Master Unusually for this series, completely averted. Master Xehanort uses "die" rather frequently, most explicitly in one of [[spoiler:Ventus's flashbacks: "you would rather and Vanitas say die than and use synonyms for death often (Vanitas threatens to "choke the power?"]] At life out of Terra and Aqua" for instance), and the same time, though, the three heroes tend to use euphemisms (examples, [[spoiler:Aqua talking about how Eraqus was]] "struck down", [[spoiler:Ventus asking his friends to "put an end" to him, though he says the idea of the χ-blade "scares him to death" in the same scene.]]). However, both instances could be attributed to not wanting to use the actual word under the circumstances. Disney characters still use the verb as well, also use, such as the Queen telling Terra to kill Snow White, or the three good fairies in Enchanted Dominion Three Fairies chanting "evil die and good endure".
** It also might be
endure." It's played straight by the sign that [[spoiler:Master Eraqus]] three protagonists, but when they talk about death late in the game, it's concerning [[spoiler:Terra killing Eraqus and Ventus feeling he has [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope gone]] [[LightIsNotGood too]] [[KnightTemplar far]]: [[spoiler:"Let to die to stop Xehanort's plans]], so it's only because they don't want to say the darkness die!"]]word outright.
30th May '16 10:22:32 PM DrakeClawfang
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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: More of a homage than a parody, the story outside of Ven and Vanitas has significant parallels to Episode III of the saga, with several character parallels.
** Terra, a Keyblade apprentice, is refused the rank of Master due to his lust for power and lack of discipline in spite of outstanding talent. Xehanort plays on his insecurities about his skills and his master, tempting him to use the powers of darkness to his advantage instead of rejecting them as he has been taught. At this time a crisis ensues that forces Terra and Aqua to depart from Eraqus

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: More of a homage than a parody, the story outside of Ven and Vanitas has significant parallels to ''Star Wars'' Episode III of the saga, with several character parallels.
parallels; Aqua is Obi-wan, Terra is Anakin, Xehanort is Palpatine, and Eraqus is Mace Windu.
** Terra, a Keyblade apprentice, is refused the rank of Master due to his lust for pursuit of power and lack of discipline in spite of outstanding talent. Xehanort plays on his insecurities about his skills and his master, tempting him to use the powers of darkness to his advantage instead of rejecting them as he has been taught. At this time a crisis ensues that forces Terra and Aqua to depart from EraqusEraqus, and Terra begins to trust Xehanort over Eraqus and see him as a mentor.



** [[spoiler:Xehanort tricks Terra into fighting Eraqus, weakening him so Xehanort can kill him, and he reveals his true colors to Terra as he destroys the Land of Departure]].
** [[spoiler:Aqua hears from Yen Sid about what's become of Terra and sets out to find him, finding him under Xehanort's possession and consumed in darkness. The two do battle, Aqua being lost in the Realm of Darkness while Terra is "reborn" as the new Xehanort]].

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** [[spoiler:Xehanort tricks Terra into fighting Eraqus, weakening him so who takes drastic actions to stop Xehanort's plans that cause Terra to turn on him. Terra stops from killing Eraqus, but Xehanort can kill him, finishes him off, and he reveals his true colors to Terra as he destroys the Land of Departure]].
Departure.]]
** [[spoiler:Aqua hears from Yen Sid about what's become of Terra and sets out to find him, finding locate him. She finds him consumed in darkness and under Xehanort's possession control, and consumed in darkness. The the two do battle, battle. Though Aqua being is victorious, she is lost in the Realm of Darkness while Terra is "reborn" as the new Xehanort]].Xehanort.]]
30th May '16 12:46:59 PM DrakeClawfang
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* BoringButPractical: The Surge commands have simple animations and deal moderate damage, but they also provide invincibility during the attack animation, deal a good amount of damage due to dealing multiple hits (circumventing the damage {{cap}} on bosses), and have decently fast reload times.

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* BoringButPractical: BoringButPractical:
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The Surge commands have simple animations and deal moderate damage, but they also provide invincibility during the attack animation, deal a good amount of damage due to dealing multiple hits (circumventing the damage {{cap}} on bosses), and have decently fast reload times.times. Spamming Thunder or Fire Surge is a common strategy for beating the Bonus Bosses because they're just that effective.
** Sonic Blade is a basic 1-slot command that does okay damage, but it can stunlock enemies and recharges decently fast.
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