History VideoGame / NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle

13th Feb '16 12:11:13 AM crashkey
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is a [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is a [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
1st Feb '16 6:40:12 AM EarlOfSandvich
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** He rejects Shinobu's sexual advances, saying that their age difference makes their relationship unhealthy ("I feel like a pervy teacher in a porn!") A big step for him, considering that in [[NoMoreHeroes the first game,]] his entire motivation was getting into Sylvia's pants, though it may be that he does find Shinobu's advances a bit squicky as he is still trying to get into Sylvia's pants to an extent. Also, Shinobu is very moe looking, a strong fighter and a willing partner. Travis was downright gentlemanly at that one.
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** He rejects Shinobu's sexual advances, saying that their age difference makes their relationship unhealthy ("I feel like a pervy teacher in a porn!") A big step for him, considering that in [[NoMoreHeroes [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes the first game,]] his entire motivation was getting into Sylvia's pants, though it may be that he does find Shinobu's advances a bit squicky as he is still trying to get into Sylvia's pants to an extent. Also, Shinobu is very moe looking, a strong fighter and a willing partner. Travis was downright gentlemanly at that one.

* DragonsUpTheYinYang: Ryuji, the sole Asian challenger to Travis, is able to create an eastern dragon from his sword made of electricity and lasers. It is possible that Dark Star from the original ''NoMoreHeroes'' follows this too, as he used the same weapon, but his continent of origin is left unaddressed.
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* DragonsUpTheYinYang: Ryuji, the sole Asian challenger to Travis, is able to create an eastern dragon from his sword made of electricity and lasers. It is possible that Dark Star from the original ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' follows this too, as he used the same weapon, but his continent of origin is left unaddressed.
27th Nov '15 5:53:00 AM MyFinalEdits
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is a [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is a [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
26th Nov '15 9:18:27 PM MyFinalEdits
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Pretty much a case of Word Cruft
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is pretty much the embodiment of the [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]] * PantyShot: Parodied in the BJ 5 video you can unlock.
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is pretty much the embodiment of the a [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]] * PantyShot: PantyShot: ** Parodied in the BJ 5 video you can unlock.
26th Nov '15 6:26:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is pretty much the embodiment of the [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain, manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is pretty much the embodiment of the [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain, villain]], manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
26th Nov '15 6:25:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite his reputation for being a supreme assassin, [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.]] barely lifts a finger himself the entire game, regulating all tasks to his henchmen and lackeys. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the guy is pretty much the embodiment of the [[MilesGloriosus cowardly villain, manipulating everything with his wealth and power while using them to cower in his tower.]]
18th Oct '15 9:55:40 PM MyFinalEdits
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That Take That entry was too farfetched to be even likely
* AutobotsRockOut
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* AutobotsRockOutAutobotsRockOut: The music theme of almost every boss in the game.

** Then again, Skelter-Helter is an obvious parody of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]] in [[http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/157921-no-more-heroes-2-videos-now-with-more-poopie/SkelterHelter1-620x.jpg design.]]

* CallBack: [[spoiler:The first No More Heroes had Travis say to Henry "Lets find that exit they call paradise!" while in the sequel as he is riding away with Sylvia he says "Sylvia, now ''that's'' paradise!"]]
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* CallBack: CallBack: ** [[spoiler:The first No ''No More Heroes Heroes'' had Travis say to Henry "Lets find that exit they call paradise!" while in the sequel as he is riding away with Sylvia he says "Sylvia, now ''that's'' paradise!"]]

** Travis's [[spoiler:Mecha used in the 25th ranked fight is modeled on the Mecha used in the bullet hell mini game from the original.]] *** Said [[spoiler:mecha]] comes out of the pool at (the late) Death Metal's mansion.
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** Travis's [[spoiler:Mecha used in the 25th ranked fight is modeled on the Mecha used in the bullet hell mini game from the original.]] *** Said [[spoiler:mecha]] mecha comes out of the pool at (the late) Death Metal's mansion.mansion]].

* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Henry wakes up to Travis with his pants down watching ''something'' on TV.
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: CaughtWithYourPantsDown: ** Henry wakes up to Travis with his pants down watching ''something'' on TV.

* ContinuityNod: Glastonbury's launchpad is Death Metal's mansion from the original game.
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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod: ** Glastonbury's launchpad is Death Metal's mansion from the original game.

* FollowTheLeader: Travis appears to have made beam katanas trendy among the assassin community. Just about every other boss - and more than a couple mooks - in ''Desperate Struggle'' seems to use them. Helps that at least a couple all but fess up to being inspired directly by Travis himself. ** Even more opponents, even {{Mooks}}, can do charge attacks and mix in unarmed attacks with weapon attacks.
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* FollowTheLeader: An InUniverse example, where Travis appears to have made beam katanas trendy among the assassin community. Just about every Every other boss - and more than a couple mooks - in ''Desperate Struggle'' seems to use them. Helps that at least a couple all but fess up to being inspired directly by Travis himself. ** Even himself. Also, even more opponents, even {{Mooks}}, opponents can do charge attacks and mix in unarmed attacks with weapon attacks.

* GagBoobs / GainaxBounce / JigglePhysics: Naomi.
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* GagBoobs / GainaxBounce / JigglePhysics: Naomi.GagBoobs: ** Naomi, just like in the first game.

* GuideDangIt: You can't advance the final boss battle in Desperate Struggle unless [[spoiler:you willingly clash with one of the boss's attacks, which isn't alluded to anywhere]].
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* GuideDangIt: GuideDangIt: ** You can't advance the final boss battle in Desperate Struggle unless [[spoiler:you willingly clash with one of the boss's attacks, which isn't alluded to anywhere]].

** Suplex Pizza was the reigning Santa Destroy pizza shop before Pizza Batt moved in. It's not known whether or not they survived the competition (Burger Suplex survived okay), but it's most likely that the pizza health powerups are just a graphically upgraded CallBack to the first game's 8-bit version.

* OhCrap: The mooks' reaction anytime Travis turns into a tiger.
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* OhCrap: OhCrap: ** The mooks' reaction anytime Travis turns into a tiger.

** Each Akashic Point takes Travis to a ShoutOut stage to a game series made by one of Suda51's friends (Franchise/ResidentEvil and VideoGame/MetalGearSolid). This is, except the last one, which takes you to an overly long city stage with no BGM, very little in the way of color, and repetitive street areas that all look the same--an obvious TakeThat at VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto, and overly realistic urban environment games in general.

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Minor examples: one of the earliest trailers had a silhouette of who would eventually be [[spoiler:the Rank 2 boss, Alice]], while a later one spoiled [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Travis' line]] before [[spoiler:the last phase of the FinalBoss; see StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred above.]]
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TrailersAlwaysSpoil: ** Minor examples: one of the earliest trailers had a silhouette of who would eventually be [[spoiler:the Rank 2 boss, Alice]], while a later one spoiled [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Travis' line]] before [[spoiler:the last phase of the FinalBoss; see StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred above.]]

* YouBastard: Travis directs one at the violence-loving player at the start of the game. [[HypocriticalHumor He's one to talk.]]
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* YouBastard: YouBastard: ** Travis directs one at the violence-loving player at the start of the game. [[HypocriticalHumor He's one to talk.]]

** It's not so bad when you use it to learn all of the different Beam Katanas, as at that point in the game all will finally become available.
16th Sep '15 2:02:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Margaret Moonlight too.
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** %%** Margaret Moonlight too.

* AntiVillain: Captain Vladimir.
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* AntiVillain: AntiVillain: ** Captain Vladimir.Vladimir, who is completely unaware that he's part of an assassin competition, and only tries to kill Travis because he sees him as part of a long-settled conflict.
16th Sep '15 1:58:32 PM MyFinalEdits
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* BrickJoke: When first seducing Travis, Sylvia mentions one of her favorite yoga positions is the Downward Dog. [[spoiler:After they finally have sex, Travis walks outside and shouts "''DOWNWARD FUCKING DOG!''"]]
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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke: ** When first seducing Travis, Sylvia mentions one of her favorite yoga positions is the Downward Dog. [[spoiler:After they finally have sex, Travis walks outside and shouts "''DOWNWARD FUCKING DOG!''"]]

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly 5". Just take out the "5" and it looks like a certain thing that comes out after a certain event.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ** "Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly 5". Just take out the "5" and it looks like a certain thing that comes out after a certain event.

** TigerVersusDragon: Invoked in the fight, of course. It's only natural that Travis finds him to be his first worthy opponent in the game [[spoiler: and gets incredibly pissed off when Sylvia decides to kill him herself.]]
16th Sep '15 7:44:04 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Before the Rank 1 fight, [[spoiler: Travis and Sylvia finally have sex.]] Afterwards, not only is Travis's beam katana fully charged, but the battery power never runs out.
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