History VideoGame / LegacyofKain

16th Jun '17 1:06:07 PM DrakeClawfang
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The fate of the franchise at large is unclear. ''Defiance'' ended on a cliffhanger, albeit with most major plotlines resolved. A sixth title, a direct sequel to ''Defiance'', was cancelled mid-development and the parent companies that own the series have shown little interest in reviving it again. Kain and Raziel have also appeared as bonus characters in ''[[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light]]''. In 2013, ''VideoGame/{{Nosgoth}}'' was announced as a team-based free-to-play multiplayer game based in the years after Kain tossed Raziel into the Abyss in ''Soul Reaver'' before Raziel emerged from the Underworld, and involves humanity's final attempt to wipe out the vampires and escape their subjugation. However, in 2016 the game was canned, once again leaving the future of the series ambiguous.

In 2015, the odds of there being [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-legacy-of-kain-on-ps4-xbox-one-and-pc-has-5050/1100-6432040/ a sequel was "confirmed as "50/50.""]]

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The fate of the franchise at large is unclear. ''Defiance'' ended on a cliffhanger, albeit with most major plotlines resolved. A sixth title, a direct sequel to ''Defiance'', was cancelled mid-development and the parent companies that own the series have shown little interest in reviving it again. Kain and Raziel have also appeared as bonus characters in ''[[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft and Following the Guardian acquisition of Light]]''. In 2013, Eidos by Creator/SquareEnix, in 2013 ''VideoGame/{{Nosgoth}}'' was announced as a team-based free-to-play multiplayer game based in the years after Kain tossed Raziel into the Abyss in ''Soul Reaver'' before Raziel emerged from the Underworld, and involves humanity's final attempt to wipe out the vampires and escape their subjugation. However, in 2016 the game was canned, once again leaving the future of the series ambiguous.

ambiguous. In 2015, the odds of there being [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-legacy-of-kain-on-ps4-xbox-one-and-pc-has-5050/1100-6432040/ a sequel was were "confirmed as "50/50.""]]
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Kain and Raziel have also appeared as bonus characters in ''[[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light]]''.
8th Jun '17 1:53:55 AM NanoMoose
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* PsychopathicManChild: Elzevir the Dollmaker from the original ''Blood Omen'' was a particularly disturbing version of this. Even Kain finds him disturbing.

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* PsychopathicManChild: Elzevir the Dollmaker from the original ''Blood Omen'' was a particularly disturbing version of this.creepy version. Even Kain finds him disturbing.



* RetGone: While it hasn't happened in the story as far as we know, according to WordOfGod it could: When one changes history, it actively re-writes itself, admitting as little change as possible. When someone pushes history too far, its path of least resistance would be to expel him instead.

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* RetGone: While it hasn't happened in the story as far as we know, according to WordOfGod it could: When when one changes history, it actively re-writes itself, admitting as little change as possible. When someone pushes history too far, its path of least resistance would be to expel him instead.history might well obliterate the individual responsible rather than endure further change.



* RuleOfSymbolism: While many recurring images and motifs appear throughout the series, not all of them can be chalked up to destiny and are just coincidence, but they still fit. A perfect example is the mural of the Scion of Balance that lays in the Spirit Forge at the end of ''Defiance'', depicting a horned vampire with large black wings holding the Soul Reaver. The presence of the horns and the shape of the wings make the figure posed to form a familiar symbol: [[spoiler:Kain's clan emblem, seen hanging over his shoulder since ''Soul Reaver''.]] There's ''no way'' this could be deliberate in-universe, because the Spirit Forge has been sealed for centuries, but the symbolism works perfectly to the player to make it clear [[spoiler:Kain really is TheChosenOne after all.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: While many recurring images and motifs appear throughout the series, not all of them can be chalked up to destiny and (some are just coincidence, coincidence), but they still fit. A perfect example is the mural of the Scion of Balance that lays in the Spirit Forge at the end of ''Defiance'', depicting a horned vampire with large black wings holding the Soul Reaver. The presence of the horns and the shape of the wings make the figure posed to form a familiar symbol: [[spoiler:Kain's clan emblem, seen hanging over his shoulder since ''Soul Reaver''.]] There's ''no way'' this could be deliberate in-universe, because the Spirit Forge has been sealed for centuries, but the symbolism works perfectly to the player to make it clear [[spoiler:Kain really is TheChosenOne after all.]]
22nd May '17 9:59:02 AM kikiandlala
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* DarkFantasy: Storywise, the series is one of the finest examples of the genre for video games.
22nd May '17 8:57:53 AM kikiandlala
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* OneHitKill: In the first Blood Omen, without a full spirit gauge, the Soul Reaver is just an awkward club. But if Kain has a full magic gauge, the Soul Reaver will instantly kill any mook and even some of the bosses.

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* OneHitKill: In the first Blood Omen, without a full spirit gauge, the Soul Reaver is just an awkward club. But if Kain has a full magic gauge, the Soul Reaver will instantly kill any mook and even some of the bosses. Besides the Soul Reaver, a number of Kain's artifacts (such as the Pentalich of Tarot) can instantly kill mooks


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* WithThisHerring: Averted in the first Blood Omen, Kain actually starts off with decent equipment especially his hell-forged Iron Armor. The Iron Armor is actually the best protection Kain can have outside of a 'functioning' Spectral Armor. Until he finds the Chaos Armor, the later armor he finds just give him situational abilities such as disguising himself as an undead.
22nd May '17 8:48:56 AM kikiandlala
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** Though Kain retains a number of his special powers, where he gets hit hard is the equipment. Gone are all his interesting weapons such as the axes, Havok and Malice. He no longer has any armour and he also loses every one of his perishable items such as the Pentalich of Tarot and Flay.


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* OneHitKill: In the first Blood Omen, without a full spirit gauge, the Soul Reaver is just an awkward club. But if Kain has a full magic gauge, the Soul Reaver will instantly kill any mook and even some of the bosses.
3rd May '17 5:57:30 AM justanid
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An action video game series depicting the dark, gothic world of Nosgoth and its [[OurVampiresAreDifferent unique vampires]]. The series follows badass {{Anti Hero}}es, [[NameOfCain Kain]] and Raziel. Kain is a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]] SociopathicHero interested in conquering Nosgoth with a vampire army. Raziel is Kain's right-hand vampire who he has killed and turned into a wraith, and sets about trying to kill Kain to avenge himself. It turns out Raziel has the power to ScrewDestiny, and from there we get into time travel. Thus, from ''Soul Reaver'' on, all the main characters, including Kain, take turns playing GambitRoulette with [[CosmicPlaything Raziel as the ball]], hoping to [[UnwittingPawn trick him]] into changing history to make things better for them. Along the way, there's a ProphecyTwist or two, loads of {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, [[FloweryElizabethanEnglish faux-Shakespearan dialogue]], and many chances for [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential video game cruelty]] as you decide how to dispatch {{Mook}}s in the most fun and gruesome ways you can think of.

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An action video game video-game series depicting by Creator/SiliconKnights and Creator/CrystalDynamics, ''The Legacy of Kain'' is set in the dark, gothic world of Nosgoth and its [[OurVampiresAreDifferent unique vampires]]. The series follows badass {{Anti Hero}}es, [[NameOfCain Kain]] and Raziel. Kain is a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]] SociopathicHero interested in conquering Nosgoth with a vampire army. Raziel is Kain's right-hand vampire who he has killed and turned into a wraith, and sets about trying to kill Kain to avenge himself. It turns out Raziel has the power to ScrewDestiny, and from there we get into time travel. Thus, from ''Soul Reaver'' on, all the main characters, including Kain, take turns playing GambitRoulette with [[CosmicPlaything Raziel as the ball]], hoping to [[UnwittingPawn trick him]] into changing history to make things better for them. Along the way, there's a ProphecyTwist or two, loads of {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, [[FloweryElizabethanEnglish faux-Shakespearan dialogue]], and many chances for [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential video game cruelty]] as you decide how to dispatch {{Mook}}s in the most fun and gruesome ways you can think of.
13th Apr '17 1:56:11 PM ShamusAran
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* TheCorruption: Before the beginning of ''Blood Omen'', Nupraptor inflicted an insidious mental and spiritual "disease" on the entire Circle of Nine, including the infant Kain. This corruption tainted the Pillars of Nosgoth, and to restore them, the Circle had to be purged. Unfortunately, Kain refuses to die, carrying the corruption with him into Nosgoth's apocalyptic future and passing it on to his sons, who pass it on to the ''Soul Reaver''-era vampire clans in turn. [[spoiler:Kain is only cured at the end of ''Defiance,'' thank's to Raziel's HeroicSacrifice.]]


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* GodEmperor: ''Soul Reaver''-era vampires worship Kain, spinning the events of ''Blood Omen'' into myth.
--->'''Raziel:''' Kain is deified. The clans tell tales of him. Few know the truth. [[WasOnceAMan He was mortal once. As were we all.]]
11th Apr '17 11:59:24 PM ShamusAran
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* TheSlowPath: Raziel hurries to and fro in ''Soul Reaver 2'' looking for Moebius's time portals, but between that game and ''Defiance'' he traverses the 500 years between the Pre-''Blood Omen'' Era and the ''Blood Omen'' Era the old fashioned way.
15th Mar '17 4:48:43 PM Anura
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** An internal example as well, as there are three different types of vampires within the series: The Ancients who were transformed into vampires by the curse of the Hylden (Janos), the humans turned into Vampires by the Ancients (Vorador), and Kain and the vampires he and his lieutenants sired. Each type demonstrates very different powers and mannerisms. Furthermore in ''Soul Reaver'', each vampire tribe has undergone divergent evolution over the centuries, most notable with Rahab (immunity to water, but still vulnerable to sunlight) and Zephon (turned into spider vampires).


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* VampireVarietyPack: There are three different types of vampires within the series: The Ancients who were transformed into vampires by the curse of the Hylden (Janos), the humans turned into Vampires by the Ancients (Vorador), and Kain and the vampires he and his lieutenants sired. Each type demonstrates very different powers and mannerisms. Furthermore in ''Soul Reaver'', each vampire tribe has undergone divergent evolution over the centuries, most notable with Rahab (immunity to water, but still vulnerable to sunlight) and Zephon (turned into spider vampires).
1st Mar '17 3:04:04 PM LordKaarvani
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The [[Mook]] vampires in ''Soul Reaver'' exist in juvenile and older variant. Older vampires, who are tougher and in almost every case immune to sunlight, have glowing red eyes.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The [[Mook]] common vampires in ''Soul Reaver'' exist in juvenile and older variant. Older vampires, who are tougher and in almost every case immune to sunlight, have glowing red eyes.
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