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22nd Feb '17 6:08:39 AM Prfnoff
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the Western chapter, the music in the saloon, Sancho de los Panchos, is [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn played by the in-universe musicians]]. Since they're citizens of the town, you can send them out to set traps and prepare for the attack, just like everyone else; if you do, their instrument is removed from the BGM until they come back.


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* VariableMix: In the Western chapter, the music in the saloon, Sancho de los Panchos, is [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn played by the in-universe musicians]]. Since they're citizens of the town, you can send them out to set traps and prepare for the attack, just like everyone else; if you do, their instrument is removed from the BGM until they come back.
21st Feb '17 4:58:56 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Alicia as a spirit in Akira's Mind Dungeon gave Akira his best weapon and finally gets the team out of the dungeon which formerly had no exit. Straybow also, in a lesser extent, but only as far as [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizing just how much his jealousy cost Oersted and the world]].]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Alicia:''' Please... Please stop him... Oersted...]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Straybow:''' Is it my fault... My fault that he's become this way...?]]
** [[spoiler:Matsu]] qualifies as well, having performed a HeelFaceTurn some indeterminate amount of time after he [[spoiler:killed Akira and Kaori's father.]]

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* TheAtoner: TheAtoner:
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[[spoiler:Alicia as a spirit in Akira's Mind Dungeon gave Akira his best weapon and finally gets the team out of the dungeon which formerly had no exit. Straybow also, in a lesser extent, but only as far as [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizing just how much his jealousy cost Oersted and the world]].]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Alicia:''' Please... Please stop him... Oersted...]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Straybow:''' Is it my fault... My fault that he's become this way...?]]
** [[spoiler:Matsu]] qualifies as well, [[spoiler:Matsu]], having performed a HeelFaceTurn some indeterminate amount of time after he [[spoiler:killed Akira and Kaori's father.]]father]].



* BookEnds: Near the beginning of Cube's Chapter, Cube learns to make coffee, but is violently rebuffed when he offers some to Darth. At the end, [[spoiler:Darth, wounded and exhausted, sits down and quietly asks Cube to bring him some coffee.]]

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Near the beginning of Cube's Chapter, Cube learns to make coffee, but is violently rebuffed when he offers some to Darth. At the end, [[spoiler:Darth, wounded and exhausted, sits down and quietly asks Cube to bring him some coffee.]]



* BoozeBasedBuff: During the Western chapter, your healing items consist entirely of various alcoholic drinks.
** Of course, getting drunk comes with its debuffs...

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* BoozeBasedBuff: During the Western chapter, your healing items consist entirely of various alcoholic drinks.
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drinks. Of course, getting drunk comes with its debuffs...



* BossRush: [[spoiler:Inverted in Oersted's version of the final chapter, where you play as the bosses and kill the heroes.]]
** Could also apply to Masaru's chapter; the entire chapter consists of seven battles, but they're all against boss-level enemies.

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* BossRush: BossRush:
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[[spoiler:Inverted in Oersted's version of the final chapter, where you play as the bosses and kill the heroes.]]
** Could also apply Applies to Masaru's chapter; the entire chapter consists of seven battles, but they're all against boss-level enemies.



* ClockPunk: [[spoile:Karakuri ningyo are a surprisingly old Japanese craft.]]

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* ClockPunk: [[spoile:Karakuri [[spoiler:Karakuri ningyo are a surprisingly old Japanese craft.]]
21st Feb '17 4:54:02 PM Gosicrystal
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Okame-no-Kata in the Bakumatsu chapter.
** [[spoiler: Voice Heart, the boss of the Xin Shan Quan Inheritor's final chapter bonus dungeon is a male example.]]
* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: 99 doesn't seem like much, but the most {{Final Boss}}es can be defeated around level 10 (the King Mammoth, arguably the most difficult boss in the game, can be killed before level 20), and that's when LevelGrinding is even a possibility. Level 30 is almost overkill for the TrueFinalBoss.
** And your final skills are learned at ''16''.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Sammo, naturally.
* ActionGirl: Li.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: AbhorrentAdmirer:
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Okame-no-Kata in the Bakumatsu chapter.
** [[spoiler: Voice [[spoiler:Voice Heart, the boss of the Xin Shan Quan Inheritor's final chapter bonus dungeon is a male example.]]
* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: 99 doesn't seem like much, but the most {{Final Boss}}es can be defeated around level 10 (the King Mammoth, arguably the most difficult boss in the game, can be killed before level 20), and that's when LevelGrinding is even a possibility. Level 30 is almost overkill for the TrueFinalBoss.
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TrueFinalBoss. And your final skills are learned at ''16''.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Sammo, naturally.
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Sammo.
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ActionGirl: Li.



* AIIsACrapshoot: "Everything in this ship must work in harmony... I was built to maintain harmony... Therefore, my will is absolute... Nobody will stand in my way... Anyone who tries... Will be terminated! KILL YOU...."
** Somewhat subverted in that [[spoiler:the ship's AI is Odio]].

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* AIIsACrapshoot: "Everything in this ship must work in harmony... I was built to maintain harmony... Therefore, my will is absolute... Nobody will stand in my way... Anyone who tries... Will be terminated! KILL YOU...."
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". Somewhat subverted in that [[spoiler:the ship's AI is Odio]].



* AnachronismStew: Anyone care to explain how [[spoiler:robots]] found their way into feudal Japan?
** [[spoiler:[[ClockPunk Karakuri ningyo]] are a surprisingly old Japanese craft.]]



* ClockPunk: [[spoile:Karakuri ningyo are a surprisingly old Japanese craft.]]



* CosmicPlaything: Any moment Watanbe and his father show up in a story.
** Poor [[spoiler:Oersted]] takes this to its [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope logical]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil conclusion]].

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* CosmicPlaything: %%* CosmicPlaything:
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Any moment Watanbe and his father show up in a story.
** %%** Poor [[spoiler:Oersted]] takes this to its [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope logical]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil conclusion]].



* CyberPunk: Akira's chapter.

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* %%* CyberPunk: Akira's chapter.



* DangerousTerrain: In battle, there are different types of damaging panels: poison, water, fire, and electricity. These panels also affect enemies, and some enemies can recover on said panels. Oboro is capable of creating fire- and water-based panels, and Cube can create electric-based panels. Gori from Pogo's chapter can create poison-based spaces.

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* DangerousTerrain: DangerousTerrain:
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In battle, there are different types of damaging panels: poison, water, fire, and electricity. These panels also affect enemies, and some enemies can recover on said panels. Oboro is capable of creating fire- and water-based panels, and Cube can create electric-based panels. Gori from Pogo's chapter can create poison-based spaces.



*** Taken to extremes in the Captain Square minigame, the only part of the game where you can quickly die from elemental squares alone.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:The Sundown Kid.]]

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*** ** Taken to extremes in the Captain Square minigame, the only part of the game where you can quickly die from elemental squares alone.
* %%* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:The Sundown Kid.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Oersted hit this pretty hard. After being tricked, he finds that everyone has now abandoned him and considers him a demon, his only remaining ally is dragged away to be tortured, and he is blamed for the death of said ally, who expends the last of his power to set Oersted free. Oh, then he finds out that his best friend betrayed him to this fate because he was jealous. Oh, and the 'Aesop' which has been so far in the game? "Don't lose hope as long as somebody believes in you". That went well. The last person who he hoped believed in him, the princess? After Oersted duels his traitorous friend and kills him, she asks why he didn't come to rescue her (Ouch. He did. Straybow only got there first by faking his death and ruining Oersted's life), declares that she loves said traitor, and kills herself. That was the absolute last straw, the severing of his last tenuous tie to sanity]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: DespairEventHorizon:
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[[spoiler:Oersted hit this pretty hard. After being tricked, he finds that everyone has now abandoned him and considers him a demon, his only remaining ally is dragged away to be tortured, and he is blamed for the death of said ally, who expends the last of his power to set Oersted free. Oh, then he finds out that his best friend betrayed him to this fate because he was jealous. Oh, and the 'Aesop' which has been so far in the game? "Don't lose hope as long as somebody believes in you". That went well. The last person who he hoped believed in him, the princess? After Oersted duels his traitorous friend and kills him, she asks why he didn't come to rescue her (Ouch. He did. Straybow only got there first by faking his death and ruining Oersted's life), declares that she loves said traitor, and kills herself. That was the absolute last straw, the severing of his last tenuous tie to sanity]].



* EleventhHourSuperpower: The Xin Shan Quan Master's chapter, with the Xuan Ya Lian Shan Quan.
** [[spoiler:In the Final Chapter, however, once you learn this with the surviving pupil, you can use this multiple times, thus making it an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Skill]].]]

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: The Xin Shan Quan Master's chapter, with the Xuan Ya Lian Shan Quan.
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Quan. [[spoiler:In the Final Chapter, however, once you learn this with the surviving pupil, you can use this multiple times, thus making it an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Skill]].]]



* {{Expy}}: Sundown is quite similar to [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]].
** Oersted is very similar-looking to the Fighter from VideoGame/FinalFantasyI, especially with the remakes.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Straybow, and later Oersted.]]

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Sundown is quite similar to [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]].
Name from ''Film/DollarsTrilogy''.
** Oersted is very similar-looking to the Fighter from VideoGame/FinalFantasyI, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', especially with the remakes.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Straybow, and later Oersted.%%* FaceHeelTurn:
%%** [[spoiler:Straybow.]]
%%** [[spoiler:Oersted.
]]



* LoadBearingBoss: Subverted. So very, very subverted.
* LostForever: As long as you do not complete [[spoiler:Oersted's chapter]], you can replay any chapter to attempt to get a better run or collect items you may have missed. However, once [[spoiler:Oersted's chapter is finished and the final chapter is opened]], you can no longer replay older chapters, so anything you missed becomes impossible to reclaim.

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* %%* LoadBearingBoss: Subverted. So very, very subverted.
* LostForever: As long as you do not complete [[spoiler:Oersted's chapter]], you can replay any chapter to attempt to get a better run or collect items you may have missed. However, once [[spoiler:Oersted's chapter is finished and the final chapter is opened]], you can no longer replay older chapters, so anything you missed becomes impossible to reclaim.
Subverted.



* MultipleEndings: Four in total.
** And that's not even counting all the dozens of variations there are to the two better endings.

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* MultipleEndings: Four in total.
** And
total, and that's not even counting all the dozens of variations there are to the two better endings.



* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:OD-10's manifestation in the virtual world. Even more so if you scan the central tile on its body.]]
** [[spoiler:The pre-final boss, Odio's "Face", would count as this as well.]]
* {{Ninja}}: Oboro's chapter.

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* NightmareFace: NightmareFace:
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[[spoiler:OD-10's manifestation in the virtual world. Even more so if you scan the central tile on its body.]]
** [[spoiler:The pre-final boss, Odio's "Face", would count as this as well."Face".]]
* %%* {{Ninja}}: Oboro's chapter.



* NubileSavage: Bel.

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* %%* NubileSavage: Bel.



* {{Prehistoria}}: Pogo's chapter.
* PresentDay: Masaru's chapter.

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* %%* {{Prehistoria}}: Pogo's chapter.
* %%* PresentDay: Masaru's chapter.



* PuzzleBoss: In Cube's Chapter, Earth from Captain Square counts, as you need to defeat a Fire Elemental and a bunch of Water Elementals. [[spoiler:The Fire Elemental can kill you with one hit, but if pushed onto Water panels (which Water elementals make with their attacks), it will die from Water damage]].
** Even better is the second boss in the Demon's Peak from Oersted's chapter. [[spoiler:Attacks that strike from the front will not deal enough damage to kill her (as her attacks sap your health and Strength), but Oersted has one attack that can strike from behind without moving, which can kill her easily.]]

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* PuzzleBoss: PuzzleBoss:
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In Cube's Chapter, Earth from Captain Square counts, as you need to defeat a Fire Elemental and a bunch of Water Elementals. [[spoiler:The Fire Elemental can kill you with one hit, but if pushed onto Water panels (which Water elementals make with their attacks), it will die from Water damage]].
** Even better is the The second boss in the Demon's Peak from Oersted's chapter. [[spoiler:Attacks that strike from the front will not deal enough damage to kill her (as her attacks sap your health and Strength), but Oersted has one attack that can strike from behind without moving, which can kill her easily.]]



* RunningGag: The whole Watanabe thing, where someone ([[strike:mostly]] always a father) dies shortly after it's brought up or said.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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The whole Watanabe thing, where someone ([[strike:mostly]] (mostly always a father) dies shortly after it's brought up or said.



* SayMyName: All over the place in the Cowboy chapter.

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* %%* SayMyName: All over the place in the Cowboy chapter.



* TerminallyDependentSociety
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Pretty much once per chapter, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome but best embodied by Buriki Daioh.]]
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: [[spoiler:Oersted.]]

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* %%* TerminallyDependentSociety
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Pretty much once per chapter, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome but best embodied by Buriki Daioh.]]
*
Daioh.
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ThenLetMeBeEvil: [[spoiler:Oersted.]]



* ToiletHumor: One of Gori's attacks is him throwing his poo at the opponent. Just like a real ape!
** The Mecha chapter is full of this as well, for some reason.

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* ToiletHumor: ToiletHumor:
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One of Gori's attacks is him throwing his poo at the opponent. Just like a real ape!
** The Mecha chapter is full of this as well, this, for some reason.



* TroubledButCute: Akira.

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* %%* TroubledButCute: Akira.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Again, Akira's chapter.

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* %%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Again, Akira's chapter.



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:And once again, Oersted's chapter.]]
* WhamLine: You probably guessed it long before, but after a certain point in Cube's chapter, inspecting any database terminal, computer, or anything electronic displays the message [[spoiler:"Resistance is futile. [[MasterComputer I]] have taken control of the ship."]]
** [[spoiler:Oersted, a silent protagonist, speaking at all is the start of this.]]

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* %%* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:And once again, Oersted's [[spoiler:Oersted's chapter.]]
* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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You probably guessed it long before, but after a certain point in Cube's chapter, inspecting any database terminal, computer, or anything electronic displays the message [[spoiler:"Resistance is futile. [[MasterComputer I]] have taken control of the ship."]]
** [[spoiler:Oersted, a [[spoiler:Oersted (a silent protagonist, protagonist) speaking at all is the start of this.]]



* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is A Gun]]: Whereas the rest of the characters in the game get a pretty good variety of attacks, Sunset's and Mad Dog's attacks can pretty much be summarized as "shooting people," "shooting multiple people," and "shooting multiple people many times."

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* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is A Gun]]: WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Whereas the rest of the characters in the game get a pretty good variety of attacks, Sunset's and Mad Dog's attacks can pretty much be summarized as "shooting people," "shooting multiple people," and "shooting multiple people many times."



* TheWildWest: Sundown's chapter.

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* %%* TheWildWest: Sundown's chapter.



* YouALLShareMyStory: The Final Chapter.

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* %%* YouALLShareMyStory: The Final Chapter.
8th Jan '17 7:38:00 PM Kuruni
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* BadassCrew:
** In the Final Chapter, if not played from [[spoiler:Oersted/Odio]]'s perspective. You pick one of the protagonists to play as and recruit three more to defeat the Demon King, but getting the best ending requires you to use ALL of the protagonists at one point.



* BadassCrew: [[spoiler:In the Final Chapter, if not played from Oersted/Odio's perspective. You pick one of the protagonists to play as and recruit three more to defeat the Demon King, but getting the best ending requires you to use ALL of the protagonists at one point.]]
* BadassBiker: Matsu.

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* BadassCrew: [[spoiler:In the Final Chapter, if not played from Oersted/Odio's perspective. You pick one of the protagonists to play as and recruit three more to defeat the Demon King, but getting the best ending requires you to use ALL of the protagonists at one point.]]
*
%%* BadassBiker: Matsu.
8th Jan '17 4:41:53 PM DustSnitch
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* BadAss: Arguably all the heroes.
** Corporal Darth from the Sci-Fi Chapter gets special mention. [[spoiler:He takes out the fake Cube quite handily, incapacitates the Behemoth (a beast so strong that it touching you results in instant death) by himself ''without killing it'', and ''lives''. It's safe to say that if the military picked someone a little less Badass to escort the Behemoth, Cube would've never made it to Earth.]]
** BadassCrew: [[spoiler: In the Final Chapter, if not played from Oersted/Odio's perspective. You pick one of the protagonists to play as and recruit three more to defeat the Demon King, but getting the best ending requires you to use ALL of the protagonists at one point.]]

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* BadAss: Arguably all the heroes.
** Corporal Darth from the Sci-Fi Chapter gets special mention. [[spoiler:He takes out the fake Cube quite handily, incapacitates the Behemoth (a beast so strong that it touching you results in instant death) by himself ''without killing it'', and ''lives''. It's safe to say that if the military picked someone a little less Badass badass to escort the Behemoth, Cube would've never made it to Earth.]]
** * BadassCrew: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the Final Chapter, if not played from Oersted/Odio's perspective. You pick one of the protagonists to play as and recruit three more to defeat the Demon King, but getting the best ending requires you to use ALL of the protagonists at one point.]]
1st Jan '17 12:47:22 AM lalaTKG
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* HateSink: Straybow. [[spoiler: was the instigator for the events that lead to Oersted's FaceHeelTurn over his haboured jealousy.]] Alicia to a lesser extent [[spoiler: for leaving Oersted in favor of Straybow]].

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* HateSink: Straybow. [[spoiler: was Was the instigator for the events that lead to Oersted's FaceHeelTurn over his haboured jealousy.]] Alicia to a lesser extent [[spoiler: for leaving Oersted in favor of Straybow]].
23rd Dec '16 12:53:07 AM Arima
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** Near-Future: Watanabe's father was abducted [[spoiler:and turned into a liquified human.]]
23rd Dec '16 12:29:39 AM Arima
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* AntiGrinding: In the Near-Future Chapter, increasing Akira's level will also increase the difficulty of the random encounters on the overworld. If you level up too much at the start, you'll risk getting into a battle that you won't survive.


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* JokeCharacter: Akira starts off with having the worst stats out of all the playable characters which significantly adds to the difficulty of completing his chapter.
21st Dec '16 3:13:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* TookALevelInBadass: At least half of the playable characters become {{Badass}}es over the course of their chapters. The rest were {{Badass}} to begin with.

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* TookALevelInBadass: At least half of the playable characters become {{Badass}}es badasses over the course of their chapters. The rest were {{Badass}} badass to begin with.
18th Dec '16 1:15:16 PM Arima
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* ButtMonkey: Anyone or anything with the name Watanabe is humorously subjected to cruel misfortune in several chapter of the game.

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* ButtMonkey: Anyone or anything with the name Watanabe is humorously subjected to cruel misfortune in several chapter chapters of the game.
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