History VideoGame / MakaiKingdom

11th Aug '17 5:08:21 PM Luigifan
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* ArtShift: The begining and ending of the game features a different pool of sprites for the characters, they're highly detailed and proportinal to their offcial art, very different from how they appear in the main game, looking like something straight out of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''.

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* ArtShift: The begining and ending of the game features a different pool of sprites for the characters, they're highly detailed and proportinal proportional to their offcial official art, very different from how they appear in the main game, looking like something straight out of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''.



* AwesomeButImpractical - Balloon weapons. They use the game's easiest-to-increase stat (SP) to attack, but fling the character using it out-of-bounds just for using it once; That's ignoring the fact that using their special attacks take SP away, thus making them weaker with every use. And if the enemies use Balloon attacks, [[FakeDifficulty they level their friends up upon being thrown Out-Of-Bounds]]
** The Hammer weapons also count. Not only are they the weakest weapon types in the game, but if an allied character takes a hit from an enemy hammer, [[TheComputerisaCheatingBastard it DECREASES THEIR LEVEL BY ONE as well as getting rid of any experience they have have acquired during the battle. Of course, PlayerMooks using Hammers on enemies don't have this effect.]]

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* AwesomeButImpractical - AwesomeButImpractical: Balloon weapons. They use the game's easiest-to-increase stat (SP) to attack, but fling the character using it out-of-bounds just for using it once; That's that's ignoring the fact that using their special attacks take SP away, thus making them weaker with every use. And if the enemies use Balloon attacks, [[FakeDifficulty they level their friends up upon being thrown Out-Of-Bounds]]
Out-Of-Bounds]].
** The Hammer weapons also count. Not only are they the weakest weapon types type in the game, but if an allied character takes a hit from an enemy hammer, [[TheComputerisaCheatingBastard it [[LevelDrain DECREASES THEIR LEVEL BY ONE ONE]] as well as getting rid of any experience they have have acquired during the battle. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Of course, course]], PlayerMooks using Hammers on enemies don't have this effect.]]



* AxCrazy: Dryzen

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* AxCrazy: DryzenDryzen.



* BookEnds: The game begins and ends with Zetta consulting the Sacred Tome. The difference is that while he's using the Sacred Tome at the beginning to confirm the prophecy of his Netherworld's destruction, the Normal Ending has him using the Sacred Tome [[spoiler:to bring Salome back to life.]]

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* BookEnds: The game begins and ends with Zetta consulting the Sacred Tome. The difference is that while he's using the Sacred Tome at the beginning to confirm the prophecy of his Netherworld's destruction, the Normal Ending has him using the Sacred Tome [[spoiler:to bring Salome back to life.]] life]].



* CantCatchUp: TEC-users are gimped by this. Post-Game bosses ad high-level Dungeon characters tend to have above-average defenses. Unless over-levelled, Support spells will usually come into play to assist. However, there are no spells for buffering the TEC stat. What doesn't help is that ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' chose to do away with item-leveling, which makes Accessories static. Long story short, a TEC-user with 3000 TEC and three Glasses is nothing compared to a Mage with 3000 INT that's been boosted by five Magic Boost spells, turning that 3000 into 5000.

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* CantCatchUp: TEC-users are gimped by this. Post-Game bosses ad and high-level Dungeon characters tend to have above-average defenses. Unless over-levelled, Support spells will usually come into play to assist. However, there are no spells for buffering the TEC stat. What doesn't help is that ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' chose to do away with item-leveling, which makes Accessories static. Long story short, a TEC-user with 3000 TEC and three Glasses is nothing compared to a Mage with 3000 INT that's been boosted by five Magic Boost spells, turning that 3000 into 5000.



* CognizantLimbs: Spoofed. The demon lord Valvoga is made up of three parts: the four-armed AmbiguouslyGay Micky, the ManipulativeBastard Ophelia, and the AxCrazy Dryzen, but they function as one person in battle.)
* CombatMedic - a playable class, one of the Soldier classes, functioning as a healer with gun proficiency. Healers are also surprisingly powerful in this game if you put a syringe into their hands.
* CoolStarship - The battleship Yoshitsuna, piloted by BonusBoss Prinny Baal, which can be yours if you can defeat it.

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* CognizantLimbs: Spoofed. The demon lord Valvoga is made up of three parts: parts -- the four-armed AmbiguouslyGay Micky, the ManipulativeBastard Ophelia, and the AxCrazy Dryzen, Dryzen -- but they function as one person in battle.)
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* CombatMedic - CombatMedic: a playable class, one of the Soldier classes, functioning as a healer with gun proficiency. Healers are also surprisingly powerful in this game if you put a syringe into their hands.
* CoolStarship - CoolStarship: The battleship Yoshitsuna, piloted by BonusBoss Prinny Baal, which can be yours if you can defeat it.



* DimensionLord: All of the main characters are rulers of a Netherworld (or the Underworld in Seedle's case). Trenia is the only exceptions [[spoiler:and she's the spirit of the Sacred Tome, which may qualify her as one anyway]].
* DirtyCoward: King Drake III

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* DimensionLord: All of the main characters are rulers of a Netherworld (or the Underworld in Seedle's case). Trenia is the only exceptions exception [[spoiler:and she's the spirit of the Sacred Tome, which may qualify her as one anyway]].
* DirtyCoward: King Drake IIIIII.



* GenreBusting: The game is a weird mixture of ''Disgaea'' and ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave,'' revolving around summoning allies in the middle of the battlefield but less dependent on objects already on the field. There's nothing exactly like it. (Then again, there was nothing exactly like ''Phantom Brave'' either).

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* GenreBusting: The game is a weird mixture of ''Disgaea'' ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave,'' revolving around summoning allies in the middle of the battlefield but less dependent on objects already on the field. There's nothing exactly like it. (Then again, there was nothing exactly like ''Phantom Brave'' either).either.)



* InnerMonologue - Zetta does this a lot, one time Pram even calls him out on it.

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* InnerMonologue - InnerMonologue: Zetta does this a lot, lot; one time time, Pram even calls him out on it.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Salome
* LoveMartyr: Again, Salome

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Salome
Salome.
* LoveMartyr: Again, SalomeSalome.



* MythologyGag: Being a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Phantom Brave'', there's the "Confine" ability. It doesn't work the same way here, with Zetta being literally confined to The Sacred Tome. [[spoiler:More notable is when Trenia returns to The Sacred Tome, she says out "Confine".]]

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* MythologyGag: Being a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Phantom Brave'', there's the "Confine" ability. It doesn't work the same way here, with Zetta being literally confined to The Sacred Tome. [[spoiler:More notable is when Trenia returns to The the Sacred Tome, she says out "Confine".]]



** Salome in the Final Chapter. In a desperate attempt to get Zetta to [[spoiler:kill her before her Mana is completely drained]], Salome adopts a Yandere persona to get Zetta to pursue her.
* ObligatorySwearing: The champion of TheMultiverse by a long shot, even though it holds the same teen rating [[LaPucelle as]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} the]] [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave others]], the localization is riffled with: Bitch, Slut, Asshat & etc.

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** Salome in the Final Chapter. In a desperate attempt to get Zetta to [[spoiler:kill her before her Mana is completely drained]], Salome adopts a Yandere {{Yandere}} persona to get Zetta to pursue her.
* ObligatorySwearing: The champion of TheMultiverse by a long shot, even though it holds the same teen rating [[LaPucelle [[VideoGame/LaPucelle as]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} the]] [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave others]], the localization is riffled with: Bitch, Slut, Asshat Asshat, & etc.



** Valvolga's regular form -- a multi-armed demon, an angel head and a dragon skull mashed together into one being -- is intended to be evocative of this trope, which is why he's often referred to as "The Last Boss" (of other games).

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** Valvolga's regular form -- a multi-armed demon, an angel head head, and a dragon skull mashed together into one being -- is intended to be evocative of this trope, which is why he's often referred to as "The Last Boss" (of other games).



* OracularUrchin: Pram and [[spoiler:Trenia]]. Later, it turns out that [[spoiler:Pram doesn't have the power of precognition after all. She was just reading from the Sacred Tome, which recorded the entire past, present and future, the whole time. Also, the Sacred Tome, or rather spirit of it, is actually Trenia, which explains her own power of precognition]].

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* OracularUrchin: Pram and [[spoiler:Trenia]]. Later, it turns out that [[spoiler:Pram doesn't have the power of precognition after all. She was just reading from the Sacred Tome, which recorded the entire past, present present, and future, the whole time. Also, the Sacred Tome, or rather spirit of it, is actually Trenia, which explains her own power of precognition]].



* SchizoTech: None of the Netherworlds appear to be very advanced technologically, but the demons fight with all kinds of futuristic weapons - guns, tanks, ''[=UFOs=]''...

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* SchizoTech: None of the Netherworlds appear to be very advanced technologically, but the demons fight with all kinds of futuristic weapons - -- guns, tanks, ''[=UFOs=]''...



* ScrewDestiny: Attempted; backfires ''[[HilarityEnsues spectacularly]]''

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* ScrewDestiny: Attempted; backfires ''[[HilarityEnsues spectacularly]]''spectacularly]]''.



** In the Japanese audio, whenever Zetta fries someone with his EyeBeams, he calls out [[strike: [[Manga/GetterRobo Getta Beeeeaam!]]]] "ZETTA BEEEEAAM!"

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** In the Japanese audio, whenever Zetta fries someone with his EyeBeams, he calls out [[strike: [[Manga/GetterRobo [[strike:[[Manga/GetterRobo Getta Beeeeaam!]]]] "ZETTA BEEEEAAM!"



** King Drake once Zetta and Pram [[spoiler: Foil his doomed-from-the-start plan to re-write the Sacred Tome.]]

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** King Drake once Zetta and Pram [[spoiler: Foil [[spoiler:foil his doomed-from-the-start plan to re-write the Sacred Tome.]]Tome]].



* TheDitz: Trenia. Zetta wakes up early in one chapter to find that Trenia has set him on fire and is using it to roast a marshmallow. [[spoiler: borders on FridgeBrilliance when you find out that she's the spirit of the sacred tome and is actually practicing ObfuscatingStupidity... REVENGE!!!!]]

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* TheDitz: Trenia. Zetta wakes up early in one chapter to find that Trenia has set him on fire and is using it to roast a marshmallow. [[spoiler: borders [[spoiler:borders on FridgeBrilliance when you find out that she's the spirit of the sacred tome and is actually practicing ObfuscatingStupidity... REVENGE!!!!]]



** The game will lampshade this in one of the NonStandardGameOver [[spoiler:Zetta can go challenge Salome in her prime. Upon defeating her, he starts losing his powers as Salome was the source of his power. A ''hint'' pops up saying what you did wrong to get the game over, which effectively states "Be careful what you wish for because you may end up feeling stupid afterwards."]]

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** The game will lampshade this in one of the NonStandardGameOver scenarios where [[spoiler:Zetta can go challenge Salome in her prime. Upon defeating her, he starts losing his powers powers, as Salome was the source of his power. A ''hint'' pops up saying what you did wrong to get the game over, which effectively states "Be careful what you wish for for, because you may end up feeling stupid afterwards."]]



* UselessUsefulSpell: The game's two Magic-using classes (The Witch and Sorcerer obviously) gain access to spells meant to weaken the stats of enemy units; which in theory should make them the opposite of a Healer. However, the spells will never work on enemy units whether you are overleveled or underleveled. [[GoodBadBug However, they WILL work on your own forces half of the time, which is actually useful when grinding for Weapon Mastery;]] as you can attack your own teammates to gain Weapon Mastery while also being unable to accidentally kill them if you're extremely strong.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: The game's two Magic-using classes (The (the Witch and Sorcerer Sorcerer, obviously) gain access to spells meant to weaken the stats of enemy units; which in theory should make them the opposite of a Healer. However, the spells will never work on enemy units units, whether you are overleveled or underleveled. [[GoodBadBug However, they WILL work on your own forces half of the time, which is actually useful when grinding for Weapon Mastery;]] as you can attack your own teammates to gain Weapon Mastery while also being unable to accidentally kill them if you're extremely strong.



-->"Ellipses are for chumps-- say something!"

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-->"Ellipses are for chumps-- chumps -- say something!"



* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: Justified. Zetta ''is'' the Book that controls the nearby reality. If he dies, the dimension collapses. In fact, if he gets hurt ''everyone'' gets hurt. You can actually manipulate this, too; while injuring Zetta will cause you to be unable to summon any more units, you can quickly heal or buff your entire team by tossing the appropriate spells at him, so long as you're prepared to deal with the enemies getting the same effects.

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* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: Justified. Zetta ''is'' the Book that controls the nearby reality. If he dies, the dimension collapses. In fact, if he gets hurt hurt, ''everyone'' gets hurt. You can actually manipulate this, too; while injuring Zetta will cause you to be unable to summon any more units, you can quickly heal or buff your entire team by tossing the appropriate spells at him, so long as you're prepared to deal with the enemies getting the same effects.



* VictoryIsBoring: In Alex's ending, where [[spoiler: he kills Zetta]] and then wallows in boredom as [[spoiler: Zetta]] was the only one that offered a challenge to him.

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* VictoryIsBoring: In Alex's ending, where [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he kills Zetta]] and then wallows in boredom as [[spoiler: Zetta]] [[spoiler:Zetta]] was the only one that offered a challenge to him.
30th Jul '17 6:38:31 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: This game is almost ''exactly'' a fusion between ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' and ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', marrying the graphics style, free-range movement, large variety of weapons, and the deployment of allies through a single character that must be protected of Phantom Brave with the turn-based battle system, combos, and the Netherworld atmosphere of the Disgaea series.
16th Jun '17 2:40:19 PM SAMAS
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* PlayerMooks: Notably, this game is almost ''all'' PlayerMooks. It's not until the postgame that you recruit anyone else.

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* PlayerMooks: Notably, this game is almost ''all'' PlayerMooks. It's not until the postgame that you recruit anyone else.any story characters.
2nd Apr '17 4:44:20 PM nombretomado
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Continuing the tradition of wacky TurnBasedStrategy {{RPG}}s started by ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''PhantomBrave'', [[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi Software]] released ''Makai Kingdom'' in 2005. It's the story of 'Badass Freakin' [[DimensionLord Overlord]]' Zetta, who [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally destroys his own Netherworld]] by torching a CosmicKeystone called the Sacred Tome. In order to save himself, he seals himself inside the book before it's completely ruined. Reduced to a sentient tome with no home, no resources and no body, Zetta is forced to enlist the help of his fellow Overlords in a bid to get his netherworld back.

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Continuing the tradition of wacky TurnBasedStrategy {{RPG}}s started by ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''PhantomBrave'', ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', [[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi Software]] released ''Makai Kingdom'' in 2005. It's the story of 'Badass Freakin' [[DimensionLord Overlord]]' Zetta, who [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally destroys his own Netherworld]] by torching a CosmicKeystone called the Sacred Tome. In order to save himself, he seals himself inside the book before it's completely ruined. Reduced to a sentient tome with no home, no resources and no body, Zetta is forced to enlist the help of his fellow Overlords in a bid to get his netherworld back.



* BonusBoss: Like all Nippon Ichi games by this point, it's Baal (plus [[PhantomBrave Castille]] and the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' crew). Zetta even [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]] by calling him out, knowing the trend.

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* BonusBoss: Like all Nippon Ichi games by this point, it's Baal (plus [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Castille]] and the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' crew). Zetta even [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]] by calling him out, knowing the trend.



* GenreBusting: The game is a weird mixture of ''Disgaea'' and ''PhantomBrave,'' revolving around summoning allies in the middle of the battlefield but less dependent on objects already on the field. There's nothing exactly like it. (Then again, there was nothing exactly like ''Phantom Brave'' either).

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* GenreBusting: The game is a weird mixture of ''Disgaea'' and ''PhantomBrave,'' ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave,'' revolving around summoning allies in the middle of the battlefield but less dependent on objects already on the field. There's nothing exactly like it. (Then again, there was nothing exactly like ''Phantom Brave'' either).



* MarketBasedTitle: The fully English name ''Phantom Kingdom'' got renamed to the partially GratuitousJapanese name ''Makai Kingdom'' when it was ported to Europe and North America. It was likely a marketing move to emphasise the connection to the better known ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' (which it shares more thematically) over PhantomBrave (which it shares more mechanically), though it depends on ViewersAreGeniuses to catch the BilingualBonus.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The fully English name ''Phantom Kingdom'' got renamed to the partially GratuitousJapanese name ''Makai Kingdom'' when it was ported to Europe and North America. It was likely a marketing move to emphasise the connection to the better known ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' (which it shares more thematically) over PhantomBrave ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' (which it shares more mechanically), though it depends on ViewersAreGeniuses to catch the BilingualBonus.



* ObligatorySwearing: The champion of TheMultiverse by a long shot, even though it holds the same teen rating [[LaPucelle as]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} the]] [[PhantomBrave others]], the localization is riffled with: Bitch, Slut, Asshat & etc.

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* ObligatorySwearing: The champion of TheMultiverse by a long shot, even though it holds the same teen rating [[LaPucelle as]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} the]] [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave others]], the localization is riffled with: Bitch, Slut, Asshat & etc.



--->'''Zetta:''' ...The next game is not another serious drama, is it? [...] If people wanted drama, they would have bought PhantomBrave!

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--->'''Zetta:''' ...The next game is not another serious drama, is it? [...] If people wanted drama, they would have bought PhantomBrave!VideoGame/PhantomBrave!



* TakeThat: "...The next game is not another serious drama, is it? [...] If people wanted drama, they would have bought PhantomBrave!"

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* TakeThat: "...The next game is not another serious drama, is it? [...] If people wanted drama, they would have bought PhantomBrave!"VideoGame/PhantomBrave!"
22nd Jan '17 5:29:58 PM AkoSiKuya23
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** VERY frequently, characters will insist "go play Phantom Brave" sometimes with "instead if this game!" thrown in.

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** VERY frequently, characters will insist "go play Phantom Brave" sometimes with "instead if of this game!" thrown in.in. Hilariously, Zetta, upon entering Asagi's world, begs to differ.
--->'''Zetta:''' ...The next game is not another serious drama, is it? [...] If people wanted drama, they would have bought PhantomBrave!
21st Dec '16 3:38:13 AM Morgenthaler
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Continuing the tradition of wacky TurnBasedStrategy {{RPG}}s started by ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''PhantomBrave'', [[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi Software]] released ''Makai Kingdom'' in 2005. It's the story of '{{Badass}} Freakin' [[DimensionLord Overlord]]' Zetta, who [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally destroys his own Netherworld]] by torching a CosmicKeystone called the Sacred Tome. In order to save himself, he seals himself inside the book before it's completely ruined. Reduced to a sentient tome with no home, no resources and no body, Zetta is forced to enlist the help of his fellow Overlords in a bid to get his netherworld back.

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Continuing the tradition of wacky TurnBasedStrategy {{RPG}}s started by ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''PhantomBrave'', [[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi Software]] released ''Makai Kingdom'' in 2005. It's the story of '{{Badass}} 'Badass Freakin' [[DimensionLord Overlord]]' Zetta, who [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally destroys his own Netherworld]] by torching a CosmicKeystone called the Sacred Tome. In order to save himself, he seals himself inside the book before it's completely ruined. Reduced to a sentient tome with no home, no resources and no body, Zetta is forced to enlist the help of his fellow Overlords in a bid to get his netherworld back.



** Creator/CrispinFreeman as {{Badass}} Freaking Overlord Zetta.

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** Creator/CrispinFreeman as {{Badass}} Badass Freaking Overlord Zetta.
3rd Oct '16 2:37:53 AM Eagal
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: See MoralEventHorizon

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: See MoralEventHorizon%%* EvenEvilHasStandards
9th Sep '16 12:10:23 AM rockmanx
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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Everything from swords to [[ThunderDrum drums what shoot electricity]] to wrenches to ''balloons'' can be used as a weapon.

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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Everything from swords to [[ThunderDrum drums what that shoot electricity]] to wrenches to ''balloons'' can be used as a weapon.
8th Sep '16 11:30:11 PM TPPR10
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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Everything from swords to drums to wrenches to ''balloons'' can be used as a weapon.

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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Everything from swords to [[ThunderDrum drums what shoot electricity]] to wrenches to ''balloons'' can be used as a weapon.
19th Mar '16 3:18:17 PM klom99
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** Salome in the Final Chapter. In a desperate attempt to get Zetta to [[spoiler:kill her before her disease does]], Salome adopts a Yandere persona to get Zetta to pursue her.

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** Salome in the Final Chapter. In a desperate attempt to get Zetta to [[spoiler:kill her before her disease does]], Mana is completely drained]], Salome adopts a Yandere persona to get Zetta to pursue her.
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