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22nd Jun '16 12:09:32 AM Randomfan11
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* VagueAge: Unlike Travis, Meryl, and Floyd, whose are explicitly stated to be in their early teens (13, 14, 14), Leo's exact age is unknown with his biography instead saying "Buzz off"; however he is physically implied to be in his twenties. Zack applies, too since no information about his age was given either, but he is speculated to be in his late teens since he is Travis' older brother yet he is younger than Leo.

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* VagueAge: Unlike Travis, Meryl, and Floyd, whose are explicitly stated to be in their early teens (13, 14, 14), no information has been given about Zack or Leo's exact age is unknown age, with his Leo's biography instead even saying "Buzz off"; however he off". However, as of [[http://blog.mother4game.com/post/146285450824/update-on-the-update-2 this update]], it has been stated by WordOfGod that Leo is physically implied to be in his twenties. Zack applies, too since no information about his age was given either, but he is speculated to be in his late teens since he is Travis' older brother yet he is younger than Leo.thirties.
5th Apr '16 12:19:54 AM Randomfan11
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* PsychicPowers: But of course, seeing as it's an ''Videogame/EarthBound''/''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' fangame.

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* PsychicPowers: But Travis, Meryl, and Leo are PSI users with Floyd being the only {{Muggle}} in the main party, which originated from ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}''. As per ''Mother'' tradition, Travis has support-based PSI, Meryl has offensive PSI, while Leo has a mix of course, seeing as it's an ''Videogame/EarthBound''/''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' fangame.offensive/supportive PSI a la [[QuirkyBard Poo]].


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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Enraged Flamingo. It has red eyes, and is an enemy the main party will fight.
18th Mar '16 7:13:28 PM Randomfan11
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* BilingualBonus: Meryl's home town, La Folia (formerly named Citrus Hills), is a Spanish term meaning "madness", "folly", or "empty-headedness".
15th Mar '16 5:14:28 PM WritersShepherd
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*** [[https://ssl-forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0041/4083/tumblr_o42atqwGSy1rxcpnqo1_r1_1280.png Now with versions of the group from 2012 (first five rows) to what they look like in 2016.]]
14th Mar '16 12:34:14 PM rmctagg09
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The game will mainly take place in Pleiades, following a young boy named Travis, the leader of a biker gang named Leo, a fortune-telling girl named Meryl, and a charming boy named Floyd. An enigmatic group known as the Modern Men have shown up, and the mysteries surrounding them only continue to pile up...

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The game will mainly take place in Pleiades, Pleiades in the year 197X, following a young boy named Travis, the leader of a biker gang named Leo, a fortune-telling girl named Meryl, and a charming boy named Floyd. An enigmatic group known as the Modern Men have shown up, and the mysteries surrounding them only continue to pile up...
13th Mar '16 8:15:02 PM BURGINABC
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied with Leo. In MOTHER 4's earliest development stages, he was a homeless StreetUrchin with psychic powers. During the game's first revamp, his backstory was changed to that of being a former businessman-turned-criminal. After the second revamp, Leo was turned into a GreaserDelinquent who is constantly hounded by police and was implied to have been involved in very shady activity. An unused (now deleted) song appropriately titled "Leo's Lament" plays with this trope further.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied with Leo. In MOTHER 4's earliest development stages, he was a homeless StreetUrchin with psychic powers. During the game's first revamp, his backstory was changed to that of being a former businessman-turned-criminal. After the second revamp, Leo was turned into a GreaserDelinquent {{Greaser Delinquent|s}} who is constantly hounded by police and was implied to have been involved in very shady activity. An unused (now deleted) song appropriately titled "Leo's Lament" plays with this trope further.
12th Mar '16 11:47:30 PM Randomfan11
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied with Leo. In MOTHER 4's earliest development stages, he was a homeless StreetUrchin with psychic powers. During the game's first revamp, his backstory was changed to that of being a former businessman-turned-criminal. After the second revamp, Leo was turned into a GreaserDelinquent who is constantly hounded by police and was implied to have been involved in very shady activity. An unused (now deleted) song appropriately titled "Leo's Lament" plays with this trope further.


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* TheFaceless: The Modern Mind has a glowing ball of energy for a head, with no facial features.


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* SharpDressedMan: The Modern Mind's sprite is shown to be wearing a dark suit that is also dotted with stars.


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* VagueAge: Unlike Travis, Meryl, and Floyd, whose are explicitly stated to be in their early teens (13, 14, 14), Leo's exact age is unknown with his biography instead saying "Buzz off"; however he is physically implied to be in his twenties. Zack applies, too since no information about his age was given either, but he is speculated to be in his late teens since he is Travis' older brother yet he is younger than Leo.
17th Feb '16 6:19:13 PM BURGINABC
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* DownOnTheFarm: Pennyburg seems to be this sort of place, complete with wooden fences, wheat fields, cows, and pickup trucks.
3rd Feb '16 10:42:59 PM SlowTeddy
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** It's been stated that this game will be darker than ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''. And considering how dark ''that'' game was...

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** It's been **Earlier in development it was stated that this game will would be darker than ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''. And considering how dark ''that'' game was...
4th Dec '15 10:39:49 AM Randomfan11
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* BearsAreBadNews: In the Attract Mode trailer, the party encounters a grizzly bear atop of some railroad tracks, which no doubt leads into a battle.



* CoolBike: Leo has a motorcycle you can actually ride in-game, much like Ness could with a regular bicycle in VideoGame/EarthBound.

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* CoolBike: Leo has a motorcycle (a Harley-Davidson cruiser) you can actually ride in-game, much like Ness could with a regular bicycle in VideoGame/EarthBound.



** It was later stated in a Q&A that the story will mainly have a tone similar to ''[=EarthBound Beginnings=]'', which had a more subtle, dark atmosphere than ''Mother 3''.

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** It was later stated in a Q&A that the story will mainly have a tone similar to ''[=EarthBound ''[=Earthbound Beginnings=]'', which had a more subtle, dark atmosphere than ''Mother 3''.



* {{Foil}}: The [[HotBlooded hotheaded]] and [[TheCharmer smooth-talking]] Floyd is the opposite of Travis, an [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average kid]] who is calm, introverted, and [[MrImagination a frequent daydreamer]]. He is also one to Leo, a [[TheQuiet soft-spoken]] and experienced GreaserDelinquent who's older than Floyd.

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* {{Foil}}: The [[HotBlooded hotheaded]] and [[TheCharmer smooth-talking]] Floyd is the opposite of Travis, an [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average kid]] who is calm, introverted, and [[MrImagination a frequent daydreamer]]. He is also one to Leo, a [[TheQuiet [[TheQuietOne soft-spoken]] and experienced GreaserDelinquent [[GreaserDelinquents Greaser Delinquent]] who's older than Floyd.



* HotBlooded: Floyd is a loudmouthed kid who says whatever's on his mind. Meryl counts, too; with her strong psychic abilities, she thinks she can take on anything.



* PoliceAreUseless: Possibly. In the gameplay trailer, the enemy roster seems to have included a police officer.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Both Travis and his older brother Zack closely resemble their mother and father, respectively. It's even reflected in their hairstyles!



* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Travis and Zack's father works in TheCity far off from their town, and frequently has to sleep in hotels there while only seeing the family on occasion. According to the dev team, this will be important to the plot.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Travis and Zack's father works in TheCity far off from their town, and frequently has to sleep in hotels there while only seeing the family on occasion. According to [[WordOfGod the dev team, team]], this will be important to the plot.
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