History VideoGame / KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder

6th Feb '16 2:59:36 PM Sark0TAG
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** And another by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb09SqgyTjw&list=PL1DFAF9F0B192D00F ''Dilandau3000'']].
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** And another by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb09SqgyTjw&list=PL1DFAF9F0B192D00F ''Dilandau3000'']].Dilandau3000]].
6th Feb '16 2:59:03 PM Sark0TAG
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** And another by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb09SqgyTjw&list=PL1DFAF9F0B192D00F ''Dilandau3000'']].
1st Feb '16 12:55:52 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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-->-- '''[[TheScrappy Cedric]] [[CaptainObvious the Owl]]'''
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-->-- '''[[TheScrappy Cedric]] [[TheLoad the]] [[CaptainObvious the Owl]]'''
18th Jan '16 12:55:58 AM Mikeyfan93
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Nintendo of America worked hard to modify the game for an {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES adaptation by toning down the violence and nudity and removing religious themes. For example, compare the narrator's words when Graham drinks water from the oasis in both the PC and NES versions:
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Nintendo of America worked hard to modify had Konami (who handled the game for an {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES adaptation port) modify the game for an by toning down the violence and nudity and removing religious themes. For example, compare the narrator's words when Graham drinks water from the oasis in both the PC and NES versions:

--->'''Paw:''' "Oh, it had to play {{the Flintstones}} sound. Like it wasn't stupid enough!"
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--->'''Paw:''' "Oh, it had to play {{the Flintstones}} sound. Like it wasn't stupid enough!"stupid enough!" * MythologyGag: The town of Serenia was previously seen in ''Hi-Res Adventure #2: Adventure in Serenia'', a precursor to the ''King's Quest'' series in setting and scope.
17th Jan '16 10:15:07 PM darksoul4242
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* MrExposition: Crispin is basically this, as not only does he give exposition to what happened to Graham's family at the beginning, but at the very end, he recaps the entire plot behind Mordack's motives (which was already revealed to the player in an earlier cutscene).
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* MrExposition: Crispin is basically this, as he not only does he give exposition to what happened to Graham's family at the beginning, but at the very end, he recaps the entire plot behind Mordack's motives (which was already revealed to the player in an earlier cutscene).
9th Jan '16 4:05:44 AM KorKhan
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:What happened to Manannan at the end of the game? He was last seen imprisoned in a sack of peas. Did he clawed his way out or did he starved/suffocated to death?]]
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:What happened to Manannan at the end of the game? He was last seen imprisoned in a sack of peas. Did he clawed claw his way out or did he starved/suffocated starve/suffocate to death?]]
8th Jan '16 3:52:19 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:What happened to Manannan at the end of the game? He was last seen imprisoned in a sack of peas. Did he claw his way out or did he starve/suffocate to death?]]
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:What happened to Manannan at the end of the game? He was last seen imprisoned in a sack of peas. Did he claw clawed his way out or did he starve/suffocate starved/suffocated to death?]]
29th Nov '15 10:14:06 AM Luigifan
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Princess Cassima despite being forced as a scullery maid in rags, in the heavily detailed cutscenes she is shown to wear blush and eyeshadow. Kind of odd for a slave. Then again [[DirtyOldMan Mordack probably insisted she wear heavy makeup 24/7]] (Yet that doesn't explain the rags)
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Princess Cassima despite being forced as a scullery maid in rags, in the heavily detailed cutscenes she is shown to wear blush and eyeshadow. Kind of odd for a slave. Then again again, [[DirtyOldMan Mordack probably insisted she wear heavy makeup 24/7]] (Yet (yet that doesn't explain the rags)rags).

* CartoonCreature: Mordack turns himself in a scorpion-like, winged "Flying Being" for the final battle. [[spoiler: Who apparently hates tigers.]] * CatsAreMean: It's best for your own survival to have this attitude when you see the cat chasing the mouse. Not, "Good! The cat is fulfilling the primary reason cats were domesticated in the first place: to get rid of the food stealing and spoiling, disease spreading vermin," nor, "Well isn't that just the normal cycle of nature, the predator chasing its prey," but, "Oh, that cat is so mean for chasing that poor, innocent mouse! I want to throw a shoe (or stick) at that mean cat!" [[spoiler:If you don't throw a shoe/stick at the cat, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}}]]
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* CartoonCreature: Mordack turns himself in into a scorpion-like, winged "Flying Being" for the final battle. [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who apparently hates tigers.]] * CatsAreMean: It's best for your own survival to have this attitude when you see the cat chasing the mouse. Not, "Good! The cat is fulfilling the primary reason cats were domesticated in the first place: to get rid of the food stealing food-stealing and spoiling, disease spreading -spoiling, disease-spreading vermin," nor, "Well isn't that just the normal cycle of nature, the predator chasing its prey," but, "Oh, that cat is so mean for chasing that poor, innocent mouse! I want to throw a shoe (or stick) at that mean cat!" [[spoiler:If you don't throw a shoe/stick at the cat, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}}]]{{Unwinnable}}.]]

* ChekhovsGun: Crispin's wand, which is not useful until the big fight at the end ** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Cedric who is completely useless throughout the entire game, [[TakingTheBullet sacrifices himself]] to save your life at the end]]
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* ChekhovsGun: Crispin's wand, which is not useful until the big fight at the end end. ** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Cedric [[spoiler:Cedric, who is completely useless throughout the entire game, [[TakingTheBullet sacrifices himself]] to save your life at the end]]end.]]

* ContinuityNod: Mordack uses the same style of [[JumpScare randomly]] [[ParanoiaFuel teleporting in]] to killing you, as his brother Manannan did. * CoolOldGuy: Graham himself (his age is indicated by his hair turning grey). Though it's implied his hair was prematurely turned grey due to the complete hell he had to endure for the past 18 years. [[spoiler: his son kidnapped as a baby, a dragon ravaging the land and his daughter forced as a sacrifice, with Graham [[HeroicBSOD too morbidly depressed]] to slay it himself]] As canon states he was around 38 during the time of this game. [[note]] He was crowned king at the age of 19, a year later he got married, and 18 years later this game took place [[/note]]
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* ContinuityNod: Mordack uses the same style of [[JumpScare randomly]] [[ParanoiaFuel teleporting in]] to killing you, you as his brother Manannan did. * CoolOldGuy: Graham himself (his age is indicated by his hair turning grey). Though it's implied his hair was prematurely turned grey due to the complete hell he had to endure for the past 18 years. [[spoiler: his years [[spoiler:(his son kidnapped as a baby, a dragon ravaging the land and his daughter forced as a sacrifice, with Graham [[HeroicBSOD too morbidly depressed]] to slay it himself]] As himself)]], as canon states he was around 38 during the time of this game. [[note]] He [[note]]He was crowned king at the age of 19, a year later he got married, and 18 years later this game took place place.[[/note]]

* CoversAlwaysLie: King Graham is wearing a red cape on the game's box art. In game, it's actually black.
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* CoversAlwaysLie: King Graham is wearing a red cape on the game's box art. In game, In-game, it's actually black.

* DeusExMachina: A remarkably clear example. Once you've defeated Mordack, Crispin magically appears, undoes the shrinking spell on your family, resurrects Cedric (at least in the PC CD-ROM version; all other versions, including the NES adaptation, have Crispin restore him from stone back to flesh and blood), and teleports you, your family and Princess Cassima to your respective homes. Lampshaded in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycLAkwmwF-o&feature=related Abridged version]]:
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* DeusExMachina: A remarkably clear example. Once you've defeated Mordack, Crispin magically appears, undoes the shrinking spell on your family, resurrects Cedric (at least in the PC CD-ROM version; all other versions, including the NES adaptation, have Crispin restore him from stone back to flesh and blood), and teleports you, your family family, and Princess Cassima to your respective homes. Lampshaded in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycLAkwmwF-o&feature=related Abridged version]]:

* DropInNemesis: Doing the endgame, Mordack can, at any time you enter a room, randomly appear out of the blue and kill you for trespassing in his castle. (Apparently runs in the family) Hopefully you have learned to frequently save your game at this point. [[spoiler: There ARE triggers for this. Good luck figuring out what you did wrong, though.]] * DummiedOut: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJZ4Z1cEEI This death screen]] probably because it was too damn creepy. * EarTrumpet: Graham encounters an old hermit that uses a conch seashell as one. Without it the only thing he can hear is the incredibly loud bell he has hanging outside his door.
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* DropInNemesis: Doing the endgame, Mordack can, at any time you enter a room, randomly appear out of the blue and kill you for trespassing in his castle. (Apparently runs in the family) family.) Hopefully you have learned to frequently save your game at this point. [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There ARE triggers for this. Good luck figuring out what you did wrong, though.]] * DummiedOut: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJZ4Z1cEEI This death screen]] screen]], probably because it was too damn creepy. * EarTrumpet: Graham encounters an old hermit that uses a conch seashell as one. Without it it, the only thing he can hear is the incredibly loud bell he has hanging outside his door.

* FreeingTheGenie[=/=]GenieInABottle: The freeing has a twist to it that [[GenreSavvy will be familiar to those who've read]] the ''Arabian Nights'' tale "The Fisherman and the Genie"
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* FreeingTheGenie[=/=]GenieInABottle: The freeing has a twist to it that [[GenreSavvy will be familiar to those who've read]] the ''Arabian Nights'' tale "The Fisherman and the Genie"Genie".

* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The two monsters in Mordack's castle, which you must defeat [[spoiler: with the Tambourine (the one monster in the dungeons, who is called Dink) and the sack of peas for the latter]].
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The two monsters in Mordack's castle, which you must defeat [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with the Tambourine (the one monster in the dungeons, who is called Dink) and the sack of peas for the latter]].

* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: [[spoiler: You use a [[{{Pun}} harp]] to beat them. Get it?]]
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* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You use a [[{{Pun}} harp]] to beat them. Get it?]]

* HurricaneOfPuns: See PungeonMaster and MeaningfulName, as well as the fact that [[spoiler: you free yourself from the harpies by playing the harp.]] This game ''loooooves'' its terrible puns.
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* HurricaneOfPuns: See PungeonMaster and MeaningfulName, as well as the fact that [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you free yourself from the harpies by playing the harp.]] This game ''loooooves'' its terrible puns.

* {{Leitmotif}}: Cassima's theme is reprised in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'' as "Girl in the Tower"
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Cassima's theme is reprised in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'' as "Girl in the Tower" Tower".

* TheLoad: Cedric does absolutely nothing of any worth throughout the game (other than warning you about the [[MemeticMutation POOOOOOOOOOISONOUS snake]] and other hazards you can clearly see on your own, sometimes when it's too late to do anything about them,) and at a few points even has to be rescued. Lampshaded by the game itself, as Graham grows increasingly less and less patient with Cedric as the game progresses. "Come ''on'', Cedric!". At only one point in the game does Cedric actually make himself useful [[spoiler: by inadvertently TakingTheBullet for Graham at the end of the game and wasting the last of Mordack's wand's power]].
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* TheLoad: Cedric does absolutely nothing of any worth throughout the game (other than warning you about the [[MemeticMutation POOOOOOOOOOISONOUS snake]] and other hazards you can clearly see on your own, sometimes when it's too late to do anything about them,) them), and at a few points even has to be rescued. Lampshaded by the game itself, as Graham grows increasingly less and less patient with Cedric as the game progresses. "Come ''on'', Cedric!". At only one point in the game does Cedric actually make himself useful [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by inadvertently TakingTheBullet for Graham at the end of the game and wasting the last of Mordack's wand's power]].

** The desert: If you walk more than five screens without drinking water, you die. There are three oases, and three screens you have to visit, and the only way to find them is by wandering. The desert is possible to navigate, but only if you make up your own map. If you try to go past the border of the map (which you'll have no idea where it is until it happens,) a scorpion will instantly kill you.
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** The desert: If you walk more than five screens without drinking water, you die. There are three oases, and three screens you have to visit, and the only way to find them is by wandering. The desert is possible to navigate, but only if you make up your own map. If you try to go past the border of the map (which you'll have no idea where it is until it happens,) happens), a scorpion will instantly kill you.

** The dungeon is Mordack's castle, which is a labyrinth where the screen's orientation changes depending on which direction you come from. Argh argh argh argh argh! * MeaningfulName: Crossed with PunnyName-- Queen ''Bea''trice of the Bees, King ''Ant''ony of the Ants, and probably the worst of the lot-- Queen ''Ice''bella. Ouch.
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** The dungeon is in Mordack's castle, which is a labyrinth where the screen's orientation changes depending on which direction you come from. Argh argh argh argh argh! * MeaningfulName: Crossed with PunnyName-- PunnyName -- Queen ''Bea''trice of the Bees, King ''Ant''ony of the Ants, and probably the worst of the lot-- lot -- Queen ''Ice''bella. Ouch.

** How to you power up a machine that transfers wand energy? Why, with [[spoiler:a rotten piece of cheese]]! ''What else?''
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** How to do you power up a machine that transfers wand energy? Why, with [[spoiler:a rotten piece of cheese]]! ''What else?''

* MrExposition: Crispin is basically this, as not only does he give exposition to what happened to Graham's family at the beginning, but at the very end he recaps the entire plot behind Mordack's motives (Which was already revealed to the player in an earlier cutscene)
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* MrExposition: Crispin is basically this, as not only does he give exposition to what happened to Graham's family at the beginning, but at the very end end, he recaps the entire plot behind Mordack's motives (Which (which was already revealed to the player in an earlier cutscene)cutscene).

* TheOwlKnowingOne: The premise behind Cedric was he'd serve as an adviser and helpful informant to the player. [[TheScrappy It... didn't work out that way.]] Cedric does something useful for you ''precisely once,'' '''at the very end of the game. And it wasn't even intentional.''' (See {{Unwinnable}} and VideoGameCrueltyPunishment below.)
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* TheOwlKnowingOne: The premise behind Cedric was that he'd serve as an adviser advisor and helpful informant to the player. [[TheScrappy It... didn't work out that way.]] Cedric does something useful for you ''precisely once,'' '''at the very end of the game. And it wasn't even intentional.''' (See {{Unwinnable}} and VideoGameCrueltyPunishment below.)

* PointOfNoReturn: Once you're beyond the sledding ridge you'd better pray you have everything you need, because you can't go back. Also, [[spoiler:when you're sent to the dungeon, you better get that cheese first time around, because otherwise you are screwed]].
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* PointOfNoReturn: Once you're beyond the sledding ridge ridge, you'd better pray you have everything you need, because you can't go back. Also, [[spoiler:when you're sent to the dungeon, you better get that cheese first time around, because otherwise you are screwed]].

* SaveScumming: There are some puzzles that you will ''never'' figure out unless you die by them first. [[spoiler: The genie in the bottle springs to mind.]] The desert, too. The final battle, as well. * ScaryScorpions: They show up in the desert from time to time; and their (''[=pOI=]''sonous) sting kills Graham instantly, so you want to avoid them at all cost.
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* SaveScumming: There are some puzzles that you will ''never'' figure out unless you die by them first. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The genie in the bottle springs to mind.]] The desert, too. The final battle, as well. * ScaryScorpions: They show up in the desert from time to time; and their (''[=pOI=]''sonous) sting kills Graham instantly, so you want to avoid them at all cost.costs.

** [[spoiler:Manannan]] isn't very chatty in the cutscenes with Mordack. If you run across him in Mordack's castle, however, he'll sound the alarm with a human voice, [[spoiler: In King's Quest III once he turned into a cat he didn't talk then either, it was implied he was too pissed off to talk at the time]] so if not for that one line of dialogue, you'd easily assume he couldn't talk at all. *** [[spoiler: though whether he can speak human as a cat, or the fact Graham can simply understand him because of the whitesnake is still up in the air]] The only animal we know for certain that can actually speak human tongue is Cedric.
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** [[spoiler:Manannan]] isn't very chatty in the cutscenes with Mordack. If you run across him in Mordack's castle, however, he'll sound the alarm with a human voice, [[spoiler: In voice. [[spoiler:In King's Quest III III, once he turned into a cat cat, he didn't talk then either, then, either; it was implied he was too pissed off to talk at the time]] time]], so if not for that one line of dialogue, you'd easily assume he couldn't talk at all. *** [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:Though whether he can speak human as a cat, cat or the fact Graham can simply understand him because of the whitesnake is still up in the air]] air.]] The only animal we know for certain that can actually speak human tongue is Cedric.

* TigerVersusDragon: In the final battle, Mordack will eventually turn into a dragon and you have the chance of turning into a tiger. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But you'll get roasted.]]]] Would you believe [[spoiler: ''[[KillerRabbit bunny]]'' beats dragon?! Apparently they have the SuperReflexes necessary to dodge dragon fire.]]
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* TigerVersusDragon: In the final battle, Mordack will eventually turn into a dragon and you have the chance of turning into a tiger. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But you'll get roasted.]]]] Would you believe [[spoiler: ''[[KillerRabbit [[spoiler:''[[KillerRabbit bunny]]'' beats dragon?! Apparently they have the SuperReflexes necessary to dodge dragon fire.]]

* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Normally rubbing a lamp and getting a genie is a good thing; not so much this time. Not like you have any way of knowing beforehand without a {{guide|DangIt}}. There's also the hole in the boat that is completely undetectable until you're already sinking. To say nothing of the {{Moon Logic Puzzle}}s mentioned above.
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* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Normally Normally, rubbing a lamp and getting a genie is a good thing; not so much this time. Not like you have any way of knowing beforehand without a {{guide|DangIt}}. There's also the hole in the boat that is completely undetectable until you're already sinking. To say nothing of the {{Moon Logic Puzzle}}s mentioned above.

** [[spoiler: The official King's Quest companion hints (while it's an official approved book, many things in it are still fanon) that Hagatha rescued Manannan and together are plotting a further revenge.]]
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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The official King's Quest companion hints (while it's an official approved book, many things in it are still fanon) that Hagatha rescued Manannan and together are plotting a further revenge.]]
8th Aug '15 5:55:45 PM Kimarous
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* ContestWinnerCameo: Amanda, the lady in the pie shop voiced by RobertaWilliams, and her son Austin (voiced by Kevin Orcutt), are named after two contestants chosen as the winners in the "Be a Character in King's Quest V" contest in Inter Action Magazine. Entrants had to submit photos of themselves in outfits that would fit into the King's Quest world -- those costumes are exactly what the characters are wearing.

* ContestWinnerCameo: Amanda, the lady in the pie shop voiced by RobertaWilliams, GodivaHair: The harpies are nude, but their long red hair and her son Austin (voiced by Kevin Orcutt), are named after two contestants chosen as the winners in the "Be a Character in King's Quest V" contest in Inter Action Magazine. Entrants had to submit photos of themselves in outfits that would fit into the King's Quest world -- those costumes are exactly what the characters are wearing.squatting posture obscure their extremities.

* TigerVersusDragon: In the final battle, Mordack will eventually turn into a dragon and you have the chance of turning into a tiger. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But you'll get roasted.]]]] Would you believe [[spoiler: ''[[KillerRabbit bunny]]'' beats dragon?!]].
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* TigerVersusDragon: In the final battle, Mordack will eventually turn into a dragon and you have the chance of turning into a tiger. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But you'll get roasted.]]]] Would you believe [[spoiler: ''[[KillerRabbit bunny]]'' beats dragon?!]].dragon?! Apparently they have the SuperReflexes necessary to dodge dragon fire.]]
7th Aug '15 6:59:22 PM Kimarous
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* {{Transflormation}}: The Weeping Willow is a witched-cursed princess. Graham ends up rescuing her ([[UngratefulBastard not that she acknowledges it]]).
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