History VideoGame / Mother3

4th Feb '16 11:43:04 AM bwburke94
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%% There have been rumors of an official English-language translation. Please do NOT add anything related to these rumors until they are confirmed. %%

''MOTHER 3'' is notable for its long development cycle (approximately the length of the already-long production of the previous title), having been planned almost immediately after ''MOTHER 2'' was released. Details began to surface of ''MOTHER 3'' as a {{Nintendo 64}} -- as part of the now-failed Nintendo 64DD add-on -- and was even given the tentative worldwide title ''[=EarthBound 64=]'' before falling into {{Vaporware}} territory (its earliest development predated ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever's'', which didn't surpass its time in DevelopmentHell until 2007). It was officially cancelled in 2000, although it resurfaced on the GameBoyAdvance in 2006 -- apparently due to renewed interest while ''MOTHER 1+2'' was being worked on, but Nintendo has yet to [[NoExportForYou release the game outside of Japan]], despite vocal campaigns of support for an international release. (Lucas eventually saw international recognition due to his inclusion in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.) Nintendo's refusal to release ''MOTHER 3'' outside of Japan (as the GBA was all but dead in the U.S. and Europe) led to drastic measures -- which, in this case, means an English-language FanTranslation which took years to complete. As it stands, said translation is currently the only way to ever play the game in a language that is not Japanese, and will likely remain that way (though, that's what people mostly thought about [[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings the original MOTHER]]...). The translation can be found [[http://mother3.fobby.net/ at its dedicated homepage.]] For ease of reference, this unofficial FanTranslation is the primary source for tropes.
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''MOTHER 3'' is notable for its long development cycle (approximately the length of the already-long production of the previous title), having been planned almost immediately after ''MOTHER 2'' was released. Details began to surface of ''MOTHER 3'' as a {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} -- as part of the now-failed Nintendo 64DD add-on -- and was even given the tentative worldwide title ''[=EarthBound 64=]'' before falling into {{Vaporware}} territory (its earliest development predated ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever's'', which didn't surpass its time in DevelopmentHell until 2007). It was officially cancelled in 2000, although it resurfaced on the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2006 -- apparently due to renewed interest while ''MOTHER 1+2'' was being worked on, but Nintendo has yet to [[NoExportForYou release the game outside of Japan]], despite vocal campaigns of support for an international release. (Lucas eventually saw international recognition due to his inclusion in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.) Nintendo's refusal to release ''MOTHER 3'' the game outside of Japan (as the GBA was all but dead in the U.S. North america and Europe) led to drastic measures -- which, in this case, means an English-language FanTranslation which took years to complete. As it stands, said translation is currently the only way to ever play the game in a language that is not Japanese, and will likely remain that way (though, that's what people mostly thought about [[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings the original MOTHER]]...).Japanese. The translation can be found [[http://mother3.fobby.net/ at its dedicated homepage.]] For ease of reference, this unofficial FanTranslation is the primary source for tropes.
22nd Jan '16 12:46:33 AM BURGINABC
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* WorldLimitedToThePlot
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22nd Jan '16 12:43:27 AM BURGINABC
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Not close enough to real nazis for that, they don't have nationalist/racist ideology are really more based on oppressive regimes generally rather than nazis specifically. separately: is there anywhere other than his hometown for him to even be popular in? They dont' fit the bill for "renowned and well respected, but not accepted in their hometown"
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Take a guess. * NearVillainVictory * NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits The main party]].
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Take a guess. * NearVillainVictory * NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits The main party]]. %%* NearVillainVictory

* NewMediaAreEvil: One interpretation.
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* %%* NewMediaAreEvil: One interpretation.
22nd Jan '16 12:29:10 AM BURGINABC
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Not an example of that trope.
* DugTooDeep: [[spoiler:Just before Lucas and the others reach the dark and incomprehensible final area, they have to trek though a mine deep underneath New Pork City.]]
22nd Jan '16 12:09:03 AM BURGINABC
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Duster isn't characterized as stupid.
* DumbIsGood: Duster is sometimes considered the least intelligent member of the party, but is also one of the nicest.
22nd Jan '16 12:05:11 AM BURGINABC
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* FreakOut: When [[spoiler:Flint's wife dies]], he starts violently lashing out at the other villagers. They can't calm him down and can only stop his rampage by knocking him unconscious.
21st Jan '16 11:09:51 PM BURGINABC
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All Blue Entry Opener was unhelpful, and given the multitude of interpretations it's probably not good to explain it in terms of central themes either.
'''''MOTHER 3''''' is a [[EasternRPG Japanese RPG]][[note]][[WidgetSeries Very Japanese.]] [[NoExportForYou Only for the Japanese.]][[/note]] starring an [[KidHero adolescent]] HeroicMime FarmBoy from a DoomedHometown and [[ABoyAndHisX his dog]], who join forces with a LovableRogue and a TomboyPrincess BlackMagicianGirl to fight a [[WorldDomination World-Conquering]] EvilOverlord and his {{Arm|iesAreEvil}}y of {{Brainwashed}} soldiers in a race to trigger the [[PlotCoupons Seven]] {{Cosmic Keystone}}s and [[SealedEvilInACan Seal Away]] an UltimateEvil which will bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Wait--nevermind, this game deserves a better explanation. ''MOTHER 3'' is a game about humankind's corruption of the natural world, the alienating effects of modern life on communities and families, the ethical treatment of animals, the folly of living vicariously in one's past, brotherly love and rivalry, and familial love. [[WorldOfSymbolism ...Or anything, really]]. But mostly that.
21st Jan '16 11:00:11 PM BURGINABC
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actual example
* FanDisservice: [[NoBiologicalSex The Magypsies]] live and breathe this trope.
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* FanDisservice: [[NoBiologicalSex The Magypsies]] live and breathe this trope. They dress like women, but have masculine features up to and including PermaStubble.
21st Jan '16 10:58:11 PM BURGINABC
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actual example
* FalseUtopia: [[spoiler:Tazmily Village is this.]]
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* FalseUtopia: [[spoiler:Tazmily Village is this.]]Village.]] It was created by people brainwashing themselves into forgetting everything bad about life, and implanting FalseMemories to make them think that their society had always existed in perfect harmony forever, even though it was actually recently established.
21st Jan '16 10:54:04 PM BURGINABC
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can't spoiler the trope name.
* [[spoiler:FalseUtopia]]: [[spoiler:Tazmily Village is this.]]
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* [[spoiler:FalseUtopia]]: FalseUtopia: [[spoiler:Tazmily Village is this.]]
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