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* KidHero: Deconstructed, especially since this is a universe that mostly averts AdultsAreUseless. No matter how much talent the younger heroes have, they don't fare well against the more experienced adult villains that even adult heroes have trouble with. As a result, each new cast of young heroes doesn't make a huge difference in stopping [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros's]] plans and can only find small personal victories at best.



* KidHero: Deconstructed, since this is a universe that mostly averts AdultsAreUseless. No matter how much talent the younger heroes have, they don't fare well against the more experienced adult villains that even adult heroes have trouble with. As a result, each new cast of young heroes doesn't make a huge difference in stopping [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros's]] plans and can only find small personal victories at best.
9th May '16 10:28:25 AM Bugfragged
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** This aversion is also somewhat deconstructed alongside the KidHero trope. Since most of the villains are very competent adults, the younger heroes are almost always outmatched by them in terms of combat and planning.


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* KidHero: Deconstructed, since this is a universe that mostly averts AdultsAreUseless. No matter how much talent the younger heroes have, they don't fare well against the more experienced adult villains that even adult heroes have trouble with. As a result, each new cast of young heroes doesn't make a huge difference in stopping [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros's]] plans and can only find small personal victories at best.


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* ThouShaltNotKill: This seems to be a general principle for the Bracer guild no matter what enemies they face, as shown by how Estelle chews out [[spoiler:Joshua]] for almost blowing up the Glorious and killing the Ouroboros soldiers onboard.
25th Apr '16 8:25:14 PM Bissek
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*** [[spoiler:Weissmann]] the "Faceless"

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*** [[spoiler:Weissmann]] Weissmann the "Faceless""Faceless" [[spoiler:AKA Professor Alba]]
16th Apr '16 2:39:00 PM Bissek
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*** Cassius Bright the "Divine Blade"[[note]]It's Given to anyone mastering at least one form of Eight Leaves One Blade fighting style but this is also adopted into his nickname both among military and bracer members.[[/note]]

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*** Cassius Bright the "Divine Blade"[[note]]It's Given given to anyone mastering at least one form of Eight Leaves One Blade fighting style but this is also adopted into his nickname both among military and bracer members.[[/note]]



*** Weissmann the "Faceless"

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*** Weissmann [[spoiler:Weissmann]] the "Faceless"



*** Claire [[spoiler:Rieveldt]] the "Icy maiden"
*** Yun kafai the "Sword Hermit"

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*** Claire [[spoiler:Rieveldt]] the "Icy maiden"
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*** Yun kafai Kafai the "Sword Hermit"
27th Mar '16 2:00:35 PM SpaceDrake
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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe[[note]]and even ''then'' the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers[[/note]]) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and ''even then'', most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - yes, even Tio, to the initial surprise of the rest of the cast.

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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe[[note]]and even ''then'' the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers[[/note]]) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and ''even then'', most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - yes, professional. Yes, even Tio, to the initial surprise of the rest of the cast.
27th Mar '16 2:00:02 PM SpaceDrake
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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe[[note]]and even ''then'' the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers[[/note]]) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and even then, most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - yes, even Tio, to the initial surprise of the rest of the cast.

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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe[[note]]and even ''then'' the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers[[/note]]) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and even then, ''even then'', most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - yes, even Tio, to the initial surprise of the rest of the cast.
27th Mar '16 1:59:07 PM SpaceDrake
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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe, and the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and even then, most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - even Tio. (Which even surprises Lloyd, in fairness.)

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** And even then, in the Liberl campaign, in SC and 3rd more than ''half'' of the people who join your party are straight-out adults - the "teens and kids" are actually a minority of the playable cast. Even FC is "merely" an even split between the kids (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe, and (Estelle/Joshua/Tita/Kloe[[note]]and even ''then'' the first two are arguably also adults as they are fully trained, if inexperienced, professionals starting out in their careers) careers[[/note]]) and adults (Schera/Olivier/Agate/Zane). It's only the Crossbell and Erebonia arcs that began to skew the cast younger - and even then, most of the "teens" in Crossbell, at least, are still at least of the age of majority and every party member is ostensibly a working professional - yes, even Tio. (Which even surprises Lloyd, in fairness.)Tio, to the initial surprise of the rest of the cast.
27th Mar '16 5:37:08 AM wentesur
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* CallingYourAttacks: As the franchise goes on, people will start calling S-crafts more often than not. This doesn't happen to casting orbal arts though.
25th Mar '16 6:15:23 AM wentesur
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* MagicFromTechnology: Orbal arts. People who have orbments, will be able to cast arts provided they equip elemental quartz.



* {{Mascot}}: The theme park Michelam Wonderland has Michey, an Expy of MickeyMouse. Michey has in turn become a minor mascot for Falcom as a whole, showing up in NayutaNoKiseki and {{Ys}} as well.

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* {{Mascot}}: The theme park Michelam Wonderland has Michey, an Expy of MickeyMouse. Michey has in turn become a minor mascot for Falcom as a whole, showing up in NayutaNoKiseki and NayutaNoKiseki, {{Ys}} and VideoGame/TokyoXanadu as well.
24th Mar '16 5:27:58 PM wentesur
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* AncientConspiracy: Ouroboros. [[spoiler:Implied to have existed long before the timeline for the first installment. Its true purpose has not been revaled up until the latest installment but the most obvious thing they do is collecting Seven Sacred Treasure of Aidios (Sept-Terion) under their grand plan called "Orpheus Final Plan".]]



** [[spoiler:It turns out that ''every single time'' this happens, [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]] is pulling the strings because it wants to obtain the most powerful artifacts of all, the Seven Sacred Treasures of Eidos, or the Sept-Terion for short. We don't know ''why'' yet, aside from a single allusion to something called the Orpheus Final Plan]].

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** [[spoiler:It turns out that ''every single time'' this happens, [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]] is pulling the strings because it wants to obtain the most powerful artifacts of all, the Seven Sacred Treasures of Eidos, Aidios, or the Sept-Terion for short. We don't know ''why'' yet, aside from a single allusion to something called the Orpheus Final Plan]].



* BlackBox: Exactly ''how'' Artifacts work is usually a complete mystery and several characters even call them Black Boxes. The most prominent example is the Sept-Terion, which can explicitly cause 'miracles' but nobody understands ''how''. [[spoiler:Except maybe the Master, if you assume [[WildMassGuessing that she is Eidos]]]]. Ouroboros is better at figuring out Artifacts than anyone else, judging by the fact that they have managed to A) Copy and improve upon known Ancient Zemurian creations from non-functioning examples (Traumerei Dragion), B) Create copies of Artifacts known only through descriptions which are close enough to the original to fool the original (the Gospels) and C) [[spoiler:Indirectly recreate a ''Sept-Terion'', granted, the person responsible of recreating and improving it finished the work before actually becoming a member of Ouroboros, but still.]].

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* BlackBox: Exactly ''how'' Artifacts work is usually a complete mystery and several characters even call them Black Boxes. The most prominent example is the Sept-Terion, which can explicitly cause 'miracles' but nobody understands ''how''. [[spoiler:Except maybe the Master, if you assume [[WildMassGuessing that she is Eidos]]]].Aidios]]]]. Ouroboros is better at figuring out Artifacts than anyone else, judging by the fact that they have managed to A) Copy and improve upon known Ancient Zemurian creations from non-functioning examples (Traumerei Dragion), B) Create copies of Artifacts known only through descriptions which are close enough to the original to fool the original (the Gospels) and C) [[spoiler:Indirectly recreate a ''Sept-Terion'', granted, the person responsible of recreating and improving it finished the work before actually becoming a member of Ouroboros, but still.]].



** [[spoiler:ElementNumberFive: Aside from normal 'Lower Four' and 'Higher Three' elements, it was revealed that ''even higher element tier'' can be achieved by combining 3 of 7 major elements, later manifested in "Lost Arts". Current combination known include Holy (Time, Space, Mirage), Dragon (Earth, Wind, Water), Sun (Fire, Wind, Space), [[{{Lunacy}} Moon]] (Fire, Water, Mirage) and Star (Earth, Fire, Time).]]

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** [[spoiler:ElementNumberFive: ElementNumberFive: Aside from normal 'Lower Four' and 'Higher Three' elements, it was revealed that ''even higher element tier'' can be achieved by combining 3 of 7 major elements, later manifested in "Lost Arts". Current [[spoiler:As of ''Cold Steel II'', current combination known include Holy (Time, Space, Mirage), Dragon (Earth, Wind, Water), Sun (Fire, Wind, Space), [[{{Lunacy}} Moon]] (Fire, Water, Mirage) and Star (Earth, Fire, Time).]]



** Final bosses in particular love to do this, killing the enemies they summon ASAP is recommended because they tend to have nasty abilities and can usually heal or buff the boss.

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** [[FlunkyBoss Final bosses in particular love to do this, this]], killing the enemies they summon ASAP is recommended because they tend to have nasty abilities and can usually heal or buff the boss.



* EvidenceScavengerHunt: Most games have at least one scene where the party investigates a crime or unusual incident and you have to gather clues and come up with conclusions based on what you've found. Finding all the evidence and reaching the right conclusions is necessary to get bonus points towards your respective Ranks. This happens most frequently in the Crossbell arc where the main characters are all police officers.

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* EvidenceScavengerHunt: Most games have at least one scene where the party investigates a crime or unusual incident and you have to gather clues and come up with conclusions based on what you've found. Finding all the evidence and reaching the right conclusions is necessary to get bonus points towards your respective Ranks. This happens most frequently in the Crossbell arc where the main characters are all police officers.



* {{Familiar}}: Related to the plot of Cold Steel, a certain clan called in-universe as "Witch" so far can be found with one. [[spoiler:Notable example include Emma with her cat familiar Celine and Vita with her bird(?) familiar Grianos.]]



* FantasticFightingStyle: The series has several of these. Zane follows the Taito (Great Authority) style which is noted to emphasize fighting without taking life. [[spoiler:His fellow pupils were Walter and Kirika (who was also the daughter of their master)]]. There's also the Hachiyou Ittou (Eight Leaves, One Blade) style of swordsmanship used by many of the series [[MasterSwordsman best sword-users]] or [[RetiredBadass ex-sword masters]]. It is known to be divided into eight Forms and as of Sen II only two Forms are complete mysteries. Proving that [[OldMaster Yun Kafai]] is CrazyPrepared, the Eigth Form ''Mute''[[note]]Empty Hands[[/note]] is an unarmed combat style.

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* FantasticFightingStyle: The series has several of these. Zane follows the Taito (Great Authority) style which is noted to emphasize fighting without taking life. [[spoiler:His fellow pupils were Walter and Kirika (who was also the daughter of their master)]]. There's also the Hachiyou Ittou (Eight Leaves, One Blade) style of swordsmanship used by many of the series series' [[MasterSwordsman best sword-users]] or [[RetiredBadass ex-sword masters]]. It is known to be divided into eight Forms and as of Sen II only two Forms are complete mysteries. Proving that [[OldMaster Yun Kafai]] is CrazyPrepared, the Eigth Form ''Mute''[[note]]Empty Hands[[/note]] is an unarmed combat style.



* HarmfulToMinors: Part of the backstory of quite a few characters, chief among them [[spoiler: Joshua, Renne and Tio]].

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* HarmfulToMinors: Part of the backstory of quite a few characters, chief among them [[spoiler: Joshua, Renne Renne, Tio and Tio]].Fie]].



* NonstandardSkillLearning: Most Crafts are learned via leveling up, even ones that you might expect to be story-based. The 3rd subverts this with [[spoiler:Kevin's second and third S-Crafts]] which are learned through plot events and Ao gave the player Lloyd's Raging Spin (an upgraded version of Axel Rush) as a reward for clearing a tough sidequest. Sen decided to make ''all'' S-Crafts plot-significant while normal Crafts remain level-based.

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* NonstandardSkillLearning: Most Crafts are learned via leveling up, even ones that you might expect to be story-based. The 3rd subverts this with [[spoiler:Kevin's second and third S-Crafts]] which are learned through plot events and Ao gave the player Lloyd's Raging Spin (an upgraded version of Axel Rush) as a reward for clearing a tough sidequest. Sen decided to make ''all'' S-Crafts (with the exception of Laura and Fie) plot-significant while normal Crafts remain level-based. Sen II, however, only makes few certain characters to learn S-Craft this way while the remaining learn via level-based.



* [[RealMenLoveJesus Real Men Love Eidos]]: Zemuria is quite religious and most characters will mention their Goddess at one point or another. This includes notable badasses like Cassius Bright and Victor Arseid. Also [[spoiler:every single member of the [[ChurchMilitant Gralsritter]]]] who are badass by definition.

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* [[RealMenLoveJesus Real Men Love Eidos]]: Aidios]]: Zemuria is quite religious and most characters will mention their Goddess at one point or another. This includes notable badasses like Cassius Bright and Victor Arseid. Also [[spoiler:every single member of the [[ChurchMilitant Gralsritter]]]] who are badass by definition.definition.
* RedBaron: One of Falcom's favorite trope in Kiseki franchise. Most people, be it Bracers, Twelve Dominions of Grals Ritter, core members of Ouroboros, or any other relatively famous figure in this game will at least have this, although most people also recognize the name. Due to the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters overwhelmingly large cast]] with perhaps half of them having this, it's rather impossible to list all of them. Most notable example include:
** Bracers:
*** Cassius Bright the "Divine Blade"[[note]]It's Given to anyone mastering at least one form of Eight Leaves One Blade fighting style but this is also adopted into his nickname both among military and bracer members.[[/note]]
*** Arios Maclaine the "Divine Blade of Wind"[[note]]Similar with Cassius.[[/note]]
** Ouroboros: (See TarotMotifs for the enforcers), among the anguis doubles as ReportingName
*** [[spoiler:Vita Clotilde]] the "Azure Abyss"
*** Weissmann the "Faceless"
*** Arianrhod [[spoiler:the "Steel Maiden"]]
** Grals Ritter:
*** Ein Selnate [[spoiler:Carnelia]]
*** [[spoiler:Kevin Graham]] Heretic Hunter [[spoiler:later becomes Thousand-Hand Guardian]]
** Others
*** Dreichels Reise Arnor the Lionheart Emperor
*** Zephyr[[note]]Jaeger used to operate in West Zemuria[[/note]] leader "Jaeger King"
*** Claire [[spoiler:Rieveldt]] the "Icy maiden"
*** Yun kafai the "Sword Hermit"


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* UltimateBlacksmith: Starting from SC, getting the [[{{Unobtanium}} Zemuria Stone]] and bringing it to a certain NPC will grant you InfinityPlusOneSword depending on which games you play on, for example Prof. Russel will be one only in SC while George will be the one in both ''Cold Steel I'' and ''II''.
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