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20th Apr '16 2:42:26 PM Berrenta
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* ProlongedPrologue: While everyone considers this to be a great game throughout, about the only thing people will admit this game has a major flaw is the prologue is a bit long. From a story prespective, it's needed to setup for the plot. However, this causes the gameplay to suffer a bit, as you end up getting bounced between three different characters with different fighting styles and reset back to level one each time, while the enemies [[NintendoHard continue to get harder regardless]]. Even those that think this is the peak of the Mother series will admit that they had trouble making it past the first three chapters because of how annoying it gets. Naturally though, [[ItGetsBetter it gets way better once you get past them.]]

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* ProlongedPrologue: While everyone considers this to be a great game throughout, about the only thing people will admit this game has a major flaw is the prologue is a bit long. From a story prespective, it's needed to setup for the plot. However, this causes the gameplay to suffer a bit, as you end up getting bounced between three different characters with different fighting styles and reset back to level one each time, while the enemies [[NintendoHard continue to get harder regardless]]. Even those that think this is the peak of the Mother series will admit that they had trouble making it past the first three chapters because of how annoying it gets. Naturally though, [[ItGetsBetter [[SlowPacedBeginning it gets way better once you get past them.]]
10th Apr '16 8:37:58 PM Starlight36
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* AmbiguousGender: The Magypsies, [[FanDisservice amusingly]]. According to Alec, they have NoBiologicalSex. Most of the game's animals (except the monkeys and Drago parents) also apply here.

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* AmbiguousGender: The Magypsies, [[FanDisservice amusingly]].Magypsies. According to Alec, they have NoBiologicalSex. Most of the game's animals (except the monkeys and Drago parents) also apply here.



* CampGay[=/=]CampStraight: Subverted hilariously with the Magypsies, as they are somehow neither. Their personalities and physical appearances fit the camp trope like a sock, but according to Alec, [[NoBiologicalSex none of them have a gender or sexuality]]. They just act and dress that way because it's how they like to act and dress.

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* CampGay[=/=]CampStraight: Subverted hilariously with the Magypsies, as they are somehow neither. Their personalities and physical appearances fit the camp trope like a sock, but according to Alec, [[NoBiologicalSex none of them have a gender or sexuality]].genders]]. They just act and dress that way because it's how they like to act and dress.
10th Apr '16 8:33:30 PM Starlight36
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* CarryABigStick: Lucas and Flint primarily use sticks as weapons. Lighter carries a 2x4 of wood everywhere (which you get to use as a weapon at one point).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tonda Gossa!", D.C.M.C.'s trademark greeting.
* CelebrityEndorsement: The commercials advertising the game consisted of a post-gameplay interview with Japanese singer and actress Kou Shibasaki.

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* CarryABigStick: Lucas and Flint primarily use sticks as weapons. Lighter carries a 2x4 of wood everywhere (which you get to use as a weapon at one point).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tonda Gossa!", D.C.M.C.'s trademark greeting.
* CelebrityEndorsement: The commercials advertising
CallAHitPointASmeerp: [=PSI=] Points, or [=PP=], take the game consisted place of a post-gameplay interview standard [[ManaMeter MP]] to match with Japanese singer and actress Kou Shibasaki.[[PsychicPowers PSI]] being [[MagicByAnyOtherName the series' equivalent of standard RPG magic.]] Also, [[CriticalHit critical hits]] are called "SMAAAASH!!" hits instead.


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* CarryABigStick: Lucas and Flint primarily use sticks as weapons. Lighter carries a 2x4 of wood everywhere (which you get to use as a weapon at one point).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tonda Gossa!", D.C.M.C.'s trademark greeting.
* CelebrityEndorsement: The commercials advertising the game consisted of a post-gameplay interview with Japanese singer and actress Kou Shibasaki.
11th Mar '16 8:54:52 AM Silverblade2
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* StatMeters:
** ExperienceMeter
** LifeMeter
** ManaMeter
** OxygenMeter: When you have to swim Cerulean Beach, this will pop up.
4th Mar '16 11:18:16 PM Mswordx24
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* HeyWait: When Lucas and Boney first arrive at club Titiboo, the guards interrogate them, only for Violet (Kumatora) to come save them. As they finally enter the club, one of the guards says "Hey, kid... ''(pause)'' Have fun."
-->'''Boney:''' [[LampshadeHanging (Whew, that was scary.)]]
27th Feb '16 6:28:18 PM zerohelix
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* CessationOfExistence: Believed what will happen to the entire world, and even the Dark Dragon itself, if the heartless Masked Man awakens it.
* CheerfulChild: Claus, [[spoiler:at first]]. What happens to him afterwards is an entirely different story.

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* CessationOfExistence: Believed to be what will happen to the entire world, and even the Dark Dragon itself, if the heartless Masked Man awakens it.
* CheerfulChild: Claus, [[spoiler:at first]]. first. What happens to him afterwards is an entirely different story.story]].



* ChekhovsGun: As early as Chapter 2, when you play as Duster with Wess in your party, you can see a needle stuck in the ground sparkling across the balcony to outside. Wess will only give a brief story of a legend and then quickly dismiss it because "he's not looking or that". [[spoiler:That needle happens to be Aeolia's end of existence and one of the Seven Needles Lucas has to pull otherwise the Masked Man will first, risking the ''entire world to cease from existence''.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: As early as Chapter 2, when you play as Duster with Wess in your party, you can see a needle stuck in the ground sparkling across the balcony to overlooking the courtyard outside. Wess will only give a brief story mention of a legend and then quickly dismiss it because "he's not looking or for that". [[spoiler:That needle happens to be Aeolia's end of existence and one of the Seven Needles Lucas has to pull otherwise before the Masked Man will does first, risking which could cause the ''entire world to cease from existence''.to exist''.]]



* ClassicalAntiHero: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Pretty much everybody in the main party]]. Hence why the work so well off one another.

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* ClassicalAntiHero: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Pretty much everybody in the main party]]. Hence why the they work so well off with one another.



* CompositeCharacter: The Tree enemies, which look like the Woodohs form the first game and explode like the [=BigWoodoh=]s/Oaks from both.
* ConquerorFromTheFuture: [[spoiler:Inverted.]]
* TheConspiracy

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* CompositeCharacter: The Tree enemies, which look like the Woodohs form from the first game and explode like the [=BigWoodoh=]s/Oaks from both.
* ConquerorFromTheFuture: [[spoiler:Inverted.[[spoiler:Possibly Inverted, as we're not told where the game takes place on the Mother timeline.]]
* TheConspiracyTheConspiracy: Both the Pork Army's real plans for the island, [[spoiler: and the villagers true past.]]



** In the Chimera Laboratory, you can find the book "Overcoming Shyness", and, of course, the [[CrackFic hilarious magazine excerpt]] from the $7,500 hovel in Onett.

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** In the Chimera Laboratory, you can find the book "Overcoming Shyness", Shyness" and, of course, the [[CrackFic hilarious magazine excerpt]] from the $7,500 hovel in Onett.



** [[spoiler:Porky's]] room in Thunder Tower has a few too. The Teddy Bears that were party members in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' ("You almost feel like it could take your place for you"), and a jukebox that plays the shop and hotel themes from ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}.''

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** [[spoiler:Porky's]] room in Thunder Tower has a few too. The Teddy Bears that were NPC party members in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' ("You almost feel like it could take your place for you"), and a jukebox that plays the shop and hotel themes from ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}.''



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[OrphansOrdeal Deconstructed heavily]] with [[spoiler:Lucas.]] Although he technically isn't an orphan since his dad is alive, he is still left all alone and it's ''[[OrphansOrdeal not]]'' just for plot convenience.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: ConvenientlyAnOrphan:
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[[OrphansOrdeal Deconstructed heavily]] with [[spoiler:Lucas.]] Although he technically isn't an orphan since his dad is alive, he is still left all alone and it's ''[[OrphansOrdeal not]]'' just for plot convenience.



* DeusExMachina: When Lucas and the party [[spoiler:fall from the flying ship, all four of them land in safe places]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Alec, who remarks that the fact that Hinawa showed up in a dream to warn everybody where they were going to fall is "As strange as strange can be.

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* DeusExMachina: When Lucas and the party [[spoiler:fall from the flying ship, all four of them land in safe places]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Alec, who remarks that the fact that Hinawa showed up in a dream to warn everybody where they were going to fall is "As strange as strange can be."



* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Fassad's ultimate fate.]]

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* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Fassad's DyingAlone:
** [[spoiler:Fassad's]]
ultimate fate.]]



--> ''"[[HaveANiceDeath It was spectacular.]]" '''[[DefeatEqualsExplosion FWOOSH]]'''''

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--> ''"[[HaveANiceDeath It was spectacular.]]" '''[[DefeatEqualsExplosion FWOOSH]]'''''FWOOSH!]]'''''



* FunnyAfro: Lucky from the DCMC. He's actually Duster wearing a wig.

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* FunnyAfro: FunnyAfro:
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Lucky from the DCMC. He's actually Duster wearing a wig.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Now, this game isn't kid-friendly to begin with, but there's still some crap that could be considered too far even by ''MOTHER'' standards. Count away all the mild cursing ("damn", "bastard", albeit in the FanTranslation), references to alcohol, references to mushroom drugs and the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of both [[spoiler:Hinawa and Claus]], there's a point in Porky's limousine where you can use massage chairs. After you step off, Lucas and Kumatora will start blushing as the text exclaims: "What is this feeling?!", and considering Lucas and Kumatora are fairly young... Also, at one point in Chapter 4, the word "sexual harrassment" is explicitly used.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Now, this game isn't kid-friendly to begin with, but there's still some crap that could be considered too far even by ''MOTHER'' standards. Count away all the mild cursing ("damn", "bastard", albeit in the FanTranslation), references to alcohol, references to hallucinogenic mushroom drugs and the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of both [[spoiler:Hinawa and Claus]], there's still quite a point in few dubious moments.
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Porky's limousine where you can use massage chairs. After you step off, Lucas and Kumatora will start blushing as the text exclaims: "What is this feeling?!", and considering Lucas and Kumatora are fairly young...
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Also, at one point in Chapter 4, the word "sexual harrassment" is explicitly used.used.
** Club [[FamilyFriendlyStripper Titiboo]] anyone?
27th Feb '16 8:18:33 AM zerohelix
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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: At the very beginning, if you run into Hinawa's chair, she will give you a recovery item.

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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair:
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At the very beginning, if you run into Hinawa's chair, she will give you a recovery item.



*** There's a box behind Wess' house that contains a Thunder Bomb. The best part is, it automatically refills whenever you go to the crossroads and back, [[spoiler:even after the [[TimeSkip time skip.]]]]

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*** ** There's a box behind Wess' house that contains a Thunder Bomb. The best part is, it automatically refills whenever you go to the crossroads and back, [[spoiler:even after the [[TimeSkip time skip.]]]]



* AmbiguousInnocence: [[spoiler:Porky]] clearly seems to have ''some'' idea that what he's doing is wrong, but since he sees all of it as just [[ItAmusedMe one gigantic game he'll do anything to win]], exactly ''how'' wrong he sees it is pretty debatable.

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* AmbiguousInnocence: [[spoiler:Porky]] clearly seems to have ''some'' idea that what he's doing is wrong, but since he sees all of it as just [[ItAmusedMe one gigantic game that he'll do anything to win]], exactly ''how'' wrong he sees it is pretty debatable.



** Holding onto your past will destroy you, letting go of it makes you strong.

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** Holding onto your past will destroy you, letting go of it makes you strong.strong, but only if you learn from your mistakes instead of hiding from them.



** Don't hide your mistakes, learn from them.



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You play through the prologue as young Lucas, then the next three chapters are played by three completely different characters before going through the rest of the game as Lucas again.
** This trope is also in effect with the game in general, as it is extremely different from its two predecessors both in its tone and methods of storytelling.

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This trope is in effect with the game in general, as it is extremely different from its two predecessors both in its tone and methods of storytelling.
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You play through the prologue as young Lucas, then the next three chapters are played by three completely different characters before going through the rest of the game as Lucas again.
** This trope is also in effect with the game in general, as it is extremely different from its two predecessors both in its tone and methods of storytelling.
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* AnimateInanimateObject: From living yams (baked or otherwise) to Beans, musical instruments and animated suits of armor, sword and shield included!

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* AnimateInanimateObject: From living yams (baked or otherwise) to Beans, beans, musical instruments and animated suits of armor, sword and shield included!



* ApologeticAttacker: One of Salsa's skills is to "apologize profusely" to the enemy. This is a [[ContinuityNod nod]] to one of Porky's totally useless actions when he's your party member in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''.

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* ApologeticAttacker: ApologeticAttacker:
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One of Salsa's skills is to "apologize profusely" to the enemy. This is a [[ContinuityNod nod]] to one of Porky's totally useless actions when he's your party member in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''.



* ArcNumber: The number 7. There are technically 7 characters that the player could control in battle in the whole game[[note]]Those characters Lucas, Flint, Claus, Boney, Salsa, Duster and Kumatora.[[/note]]. There are Duster's ''Almost 7'' Thief tools, the 7 Magypsies, and [[spoiler:the 7 Needles keeping the Dragon underneath the islands asleep.]]
* ArcWords: It first appears on a gravestone in the Tazmily's Sunset Cemetary, but is later mimicked a notable number of times throughout the game.
-->'' "I leave the rest to you now."''
* [[spoiler:TheArk]]: The [[spoiler:white ship]] can be referencing this.

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* ArcNumber: The number 7. There are technically 7 characters that the player could can control in battle in the whole game[[note]]Those characters Lucas, game.[[note]]Lucas, Flint, Claus, Boney, Salsa, Duster and Kumatora.[[/note]]. [[/note]] There are Duster's ''Almost 7'' Thief tools, Tools, the 7 Magypsies, and [[spoiler:the 7 Needles keeping the Dragon underneath the islands asleep.]]
* ArcWords: It first appears on a gravestone in the Tazmily's Sunset Cemetary, but is later mimicked a notable number of times throughout the game.
-->'' "I -->''"I leave the rest to you now."''
* [[spoiler:TheArk]]: The [[spoiler:white ship]] can be seen as referencing this.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Still hotly debated to this day. [[spoiler: In the ending, through the Dark Dragon the impossible happens, and everyone are all together. Good, evil and neutral. Everyone is together, and happy. Glowing with a mystical purple aura of the dragon [[TheNothingAfterDeath in a strange dark void]]. Even [[TrueCompanions Lucas and Claus are reunited]] during the role-call.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Still hotly debated to this day. [[spoiler: In the ending, through the Dark Dragon the impossible happens, and everyone are is all together. Good, evil and neutral. Everyone is together, and happy. Glowing with a mystical purple aura of the dragon [[TheNothingAfterDeath in a strange dark void]]. Even [[TrueCompanions Lucas and Claus are reunited]] during at least for the role-call.]]



* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:Leder's final role is to tell Lucas how his beloved home of Tazmily was always a fabrication; a fringe village on the edge of nothing, whose people had been willingly brainwashed to prevent an(''other'') armageddon. This is why the villagers act so cruelly when Lucas mourns for any length of time; they have a very strong reaction to "bad" feelings. Look at how they first tell Flint the bad news. And look at how Flint completely breaks down afterward.]]

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* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:Leder's final role is to tell Lucas how his beloved home of Tazmily was always a fabrication; a fringe village on the edge of nothing, whose people had been willingly brainwashed themselves to prevent an(''other'') another armageddon. This is why the villagers act so cruelly when Lucas mourns for any length of time; they have a very strong reaction to "bad" feelings. Look at how they first tell Flint the bad news. And look at how Flint completely breaks down afterward.]]



* BadassAdorable: Lucas is probably the last sweet little boy you'll want to get in a fight with.

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* BadassAdorable: Lucas is probably the last sweet little boy you'll you'd want to get in a fight with.
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** [[spoiler:While listening to Leder's speech, one might start to believe that all of the events in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' were technically this [[FridgeHorror if thought about long enough]]]]

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** [[spoiler:While listening to Leder's speech, one might start to believe that all of the events in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' were technically this [[FridgeHorror if thought about long enough]]]]enough.]]]]



** During the forest fire, after you save Fuel from the burning house, both will be covered in soot. If you choose to take a dip in the hot springs, they will be cleaned off from the neck once they get out.

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** During the forest fire, after you save Fuel from the burning house, both of you will be covered in soot. If you choose to take a dip in the hot springs, they will you'll be cleaned off from the neck once they you get out.



** After someone joins your party, if you go and try to talk to Leder, they will have something to comment about the old beanpole.

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** After someone joins your party, if you go and try to talk to Leder, they will have something to comment on about the old beanpole.



*** When you return to Tazmily Village with Duster in the party after he's been gone for three years, several of the villagers will express surprise at his return.

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*** ** When you return to Tazmily Village with Duster in the party after he's been gone for three years, several of the villagers will express surprise at his return.



** Remember the locked rooms in the Toilet Dungeon? It is the one with water leaking outside. Using a walk through wall code when you are in a room next to it, you can enter and see the flooded room, entirely programmed!

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** Remember the locked rooms in the Toilet Dungeon? It is Remember the one with water leaking outside. Using outside? If you use a walk through wall code when you are you're in a room next to it, you can enter and see the flooded room, entirely programmed!



** Poison will actually cause an occasional visual distortion while not in a battle, so being poisoned is more than a status. This distortion doesn't exist if you don't run, appears occasionally when you move at normal speed, and worsens as you dash.

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** Poison will actually cause an occasional visual distortion while not in a battle, so being poisoned is more than a status. This distortion doesn't exist if you don't run, move, appears occasionally when you move at normal speed, and worsens as you dash.



** As you make your way to the graveyard in Chapter 2, you meet a guy in a turban with a monkey. After the encounter, if you visit the Yado Inn, the second room in the row of rooms (the one with the frog), will not be able to be entered.

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** As you make your way to the graveyard in Chapter 2, you meet a certain guy in a turban with a monkey. After the encounter, if you visit the Yado Inn, the second room in the row of rooms hallway (the one with the frog), will not be able cannot to be entered.



** There is a fan-translation, but it is really rare and not available as a rom.

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** There is a fan-translation, but it is it's really rare and not available as a rom.



* DiscOneNuke: The Squawking Sticks outside the factory in Chapter 4 have a 5% chance of dropping a Good Stick. There'll be no better weapon available for Lucas for the next couple of chapters, so it may be worth your time to try and obtain it as soon as you can.
** At the beginning of Chapter 5, you can backtrack to Osohe Castle and defeat [[BonusBoss Lord Passion]]; for doing so, you'll get the Mystical Shoes, which will last Duster all the way through Chapter 7, if not the rest of the game.

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* DiscOneNuke: DiscOneNuke:
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The Squawking Sticks outside the factory in Chapter 4 have a 5% chance of dropping a Good Stick. There'll be no better weapon available for Lucas for the next couple of chapters, so it may be worth your time to try and obtain it as soon as you can.
** At the beginning of Chapter 5, you can backtrack to Osohe Castle and defeat [[BonusBoss Lord Passion]]; for doing so, you'll get the Mystical Shoes, which will last Duster all the way through to Chapter 7, if not the rest of the game.



* DoesNotLikeSpam: Every character with an even number of letters in their name is not fond of cheese. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes, really]].

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Every character with an even number of letters in their name save Duster is not fond of cheese. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes, really]].



* {{Fanservice}}: In a Hot Spring, you can find Kumatora bathing nude. [[spoiler:Psych! It was actually the back of Ionia's head.]] Later you find her taking a shower, but hilariously enough she opens the bathroom door fully clothed the instant Lucas gets close.

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* {{Fanservice}}: In a Hot Spring, you can find Kumatora bathing nude. [[spoiler:Psych! [FanDisservice It was actually the back of Ionia's head.]] ]]]] Later you find her taking a shower, but hilariously enough she opens the bathroom door fully clothed the instant Lucas gets close.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Now, this game isn't kid-friendly to begin with, but there's still some crap that could be considered too far even by ''MOTHER'' standards. Count away all the mild cursing ("damn", "bastard", albeit in the FanTranslation), references to alcohol, references to mushroom drugs and the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of [[spoiler:Hinawa and Claus]], there's a point in Porky's limousine where you can use massage chairs. After you step off, Lucas and Kumatora will start blushing as the text exclaims: "What is this feeling?!", and considering Lucas and Kumatora are fairly young...Also, at one point in Chapter 4, the word "sexual harrassment" is explicitly used.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Now, this game isn't kid-friendly to begin with, but there's still some crap that could be considered too far even by ''MOTHER'' standards. Count away all the mild cursing ("damn", "bastard", albeit in the FanTranslation), references to alcohol, references to mushroom drugs and the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of both [[spoiler:Hinawa and Claus]], there's a point in Porky's limousine where you can use massage chairs. After you step off, Lucas and Kumatora will start blushing as the text exclaims: "What is this feeling?!", and considering Lucas and Kumatora are fairly young... Also, at one point in Chapter 4, the word "sexual harrassment" is explicitly used.



* GirlyRun: Kumatora, [[TomBoy rather unfittingly]], but she ''was'' apparently raised by Magypsies.

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* GirlyRun: GirlyRun:
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Kumatora, [[TomBoy rather unfittingly]], but she ''was'' apparently raised by Magypsies.
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** The Dark Dragon [[spoiler: during the open-to-interpretation ending. ''Everyone is terrified'' of its immensity and power, as it wrecks havoc on the crumbling planet. Even though its benign, and its doing all this not out of wrath, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans but simply for humanity's own good.]] What happens afterwards, [[AssimilationPlot can only be speculated as to how all the characters are together, or indeed ''where'' they are]].]]
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Still hotly debated to this day. [[spoiler: In the ending, through the Dark Dragon the impossible happens, and everyone are all together. Good, evil and neutral. Everyone is together, and happy. Glowing with a mystical purple aura of the dragon [[TheNothingAfterDeath in a strange dark void]]. Even [[TrueCompanions Lucas and Claus are reunited]] during the role-call.]]
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