History VideoGame / PhantomBrave

27th Apr '17 10:13:05 PM EdwardGil
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Island of Evil; where Marona's parents were killed; we read about it in newspapers as a location where TotalPartyKill is common.
27th Apr '17 10:06:29 PM EdwardGil
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* DelayedNarratorIntroduction: One of the hints that Sienna, the owner of the island that Marona rents, is more than she seems.
27th Mar '17 9:19:43 AM Gosicrystal
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Ash and [[spoiler:Walnut]].

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* %%* BigBrotherInstinct: Ash and [[spoiler:Walnut]].



* DeaderThanDead: Marona can ([[SpitefulAI and the enemies ''will'']]), by attacking the "body" of one of her phantoms, Soul Kill them. She can still reconstitute it by sacrificing an object (and with a certain item, make the soul stronger). It is implied by dialogue (the evil has lifted and peace fills the air) that this is the right thing to do with Baal when it joins the party after you defeat it as a BonusBoss.
** This can also happen on the maps themselves. Marona herself is immune from soul death.

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* DeaderThanDead: DeaderThanDead:
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Marona can ([[SpitefulAI and the enemies ''will'']]), by attacking the "body" of one of her phantoms, Soul Kill them. She can still reconstitute it by sacrificing an object (and with a certain item, make the soul stronger). It is implied by dialogue (the evil has lifted and peace fills the air) that this is the right thing to do with Baal when it joins the party after you defeat it as a BonusBoss.
** This can also happen on the maps themselves. Marona herself is immune from soul death.



* LostForever: That Snakish sword in the tutorial? It's the only one. ''In the entire game''.
** There are several others like this. Anytime a boss appears with a unique weapon (especially if they are swords), they can be disarmed using certain attack techniques and their equipment stolen by certain phantoms. Another example are Eggs, which while not unique, are only found in extremely rare random dungeon types and/or a few specific story maps.
** The Wii version's NewGamePlus allows you to obtain those items again if you missed them the first time, but because tutorial levels won't be available again during a NewGamePlus, the Snakish sword will still be LostForever if you don't obtain it the first time you see it.



* NotQuiteSavedEnough: let's review:
** Castille: [[spoiler:trapped in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'']] as a servant [[spoiler: of Zetta]] after a [[spoiler: failed attempt to find Walnut's soul.]]
*** She returns to Ivoire in ''Phantom Brave Portable,'' meaning Zetta either sent her back or she found a way out.

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* NotQuiteSavedEnough: let's review:
NotQuiteSavedEnough:
** Castille: [[spoiler:trapped in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'']] as a servant [[spoiler: of Zetta]] after a [[spoiler: failed attempt to find Walnut's soul.]]
***
]] She returns to Ivoire in ''Phantom Brave Portable,'' meaning Zetta either sent her back or she found a way out.



* OneStatToRuleThemAll: Get that Speed stat up...STAT!

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* OneStatToRuleThemAll: Get that Speed stat up... STAT!



* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** That Snakish sword in the tutorial? It's the only one. ''In the entire game''. The Wii version's NewGamePlus allows you to obtain some items again if you missed them the first time, but because tutorial levels won't be available again during a NewGamePlus, the Snakish sword will still be lost if you don't obtain it the first time you see it.
** Anytime a boss appears with a unique weapon (especially if they are swords), they can be disarmed using certain attack techniques and their equipment stolen by certain phantoms.
** Eggs, while not unique, are only found in extremely rare random dungeon types and/or a few specific story maps.



* RousseauWasRight: By the end of the game, [[spoiler:''everyone'' has become a good guy and is working with Marona to save the world from Sulphur.]]
** [[spoiler:Lujei Piche almost killed all that effort since she sent Sulfur back to Ivoire, but then Marona just ''kills'' him period as a BonusBoss. LevelGrinding beats ThePowerOfLove.]]

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* RousseauWasRight: By the end of the game, [[spoiler:''everyone'' has become a good guy and is working with Marona to save the world from Sulphur.]]
** [[spoiler:Lujei
Lujei Piche almost killed all that effort since she sent Sulfur back to Ivoire, but then Marona just ''kills'' him period as a BonusBoss. LevelGrinding beats ThePowerOfLove.]]



* ShoutOut: One foe begins the fight with "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Enough talk, have at you!]]" while another uses [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Kazan Monsters, I choose you!"]]. Also, a random name for Owl units is Orly.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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One foe begins the fight with "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Enough talk, have at you!]]" while another uses [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Kazan Monsters, I choose you!"]]. Also, a random name for Owl units is Orly.



* SurvivalMantra: "One day..." Marona keeps her sanity with those two words. That One Day....everything will be alright.

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* SurvivalMantra: "One day..." Marona keeps her sanity with those two words. That One Day....Day... everything will be alright.



** [[spoiler: Sprout attempts this by killing himself when Sulfur resurfaces through Sprout's body. Walnut also seals himself with Sulfur at the end.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sprout [[spoiler:Sprout attempts this by killing himself when Sulfur resurfaces through Sprout's body. Walnut also seals himself with Sulfur at the end.]]



* ThemeNaming: Most characters are named after colors, particularly wood hues. Many types of special magic are also named after colors; Marona's ability to use phantoms is "Chartreuse," Walnut uses "Psycho Burgundy," and so on.
** ColorfulThemeNaming: Even without the wood hues there are some that fit the color theme.

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* ThemeNaming: Most characters are named after colors, particularly wood hues. Many types of special magic are also named after colors; Marona's ability to use phantoms is "Chartreuse," Walnut uses "Psycho Burgundy," and so on.
** ColorfulThemeNaming:
on. [[ColorfulThemeNaming Even without the wood hues hues, there are some that fit the color theme.]]



*** Marona's version of "Transmigration" is...messier than ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''. You have to let a Phantom's HP be taken to 0, then its body needs to be destroyed. Then she can reconstitute its spirit with into a special item.

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*** Marona's version of "Transmigration" is... messier than ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''. You have to let a Phantom's HP be taken to 0, then its body needs to be destroyed. Then she can reconstitute its spirit with into a special item.



* WaveMotionGun: You'd be surprised what counts as a wave motion gun when some of the items AND enemies have abilities that resemble a giant death beam when used. This includes dogs, some random plants and even attached abilities to characters.
** Heck, by fusing abilities such as Balsa Bazooka into a character anything they can get their hands on (or [[KamehameHadouken their bare hands]]) can become one.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: This makes sense, actually. Since Marona is basically using SummonMagic; ''and'' is a living human, if she dies and all of her summoned Phantoms die and/or run out of turns, game over. Phantoms cannot permanently die as long as she's around to put them back together.
** Subverted in the [[MarathonLevel Dungeon Creator]]: if you manage to win that battle inside the dungeons even if Marona is knocked out, she will be resurrected at the next level, but with 1HP.

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* WaveMotionGun: WaveMotionGun:
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You'd be surprised what counts as a wave motion gun when some of the items AND enemies have abilities that resemble a giant death beam when used. This includes dogs, some random plants and even attached abilities to characters.
** Heck, by By fusing abilities such as Balsa Bazooka into a character character, anything they can get their hands on (or [[KamehameHadouken their bare hands]]) can become one.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: This makes sense, actually. Since Marona is basically using SummonMagic; ''and'' is a living human, if she dies and all of her summoned Phantoms die and/or run out of turns, game over. Phantoms cannot permanently die as long as she's around to put them back together.
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together. Subverted in the [[MarathonLevel Dungeon Creator]]: if you manage to win that battle inside the dungeons even if Marona is knocked out, she will be resurrected at the next level, but with 1HP.



* ADarkerMe: Carona.

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* %%* ADarkerMe: Carona.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Carona to Marona, again
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Marona was killed in "Another Marona" the same as everyone else. Carona was extended Confining her.]]

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* %%* DarkerAndEdgier: Carona to Marona, again
Marona.
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Marona DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Marona was killed in "Another Marona" the same as everyone else. Carona was extended Confining her.]]



* DoomsdayDevice: The Magenta Core.

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* %%* DoomsdayDevice: The Magenta Core.



* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Beating the Merchant actually makes him go through with his promise to resurrect everyone he killed. Including Walnut and Sprout.]]

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* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Beating EverybodyLives: [[spoiler:Beating the Merchant actually makes him go through with his promise to resurrect everyone he killed. Including Walnut and Sprout.]]



* FakeDifficulty: Most of the maps in ''Another Marona'' rely on [[BeefGate level-pumping enemies]] and multi-mob affairs that enforce LevelGrinding as opposed to any real strategy.
** That said, Protections become MUCH more important.

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* FakeDifficulty: Most of the maps in ''Another Marona'' rely on [[BeefGate level-pumping enemies]] and multi-mob affairs that enforce LevelGrinding as opposed to any real strategy. \n** That said, Protections become MUCH more important.



* GoodIsNotNice: Carona.

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* %%* GoodIsNotNice: Carona.



* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: Carona is from a world where Ash didn't become a Phantom, and she was left all alone in a world that hated her when she was 5 years old. She's not as crazy as many, and she's still trying to save her world; but it takes a combination of this world's Marona and Ash to get her to open up.]]

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* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: Carona [[spoiler:Carona is from a world where Ash didn't become a Phantom, and she was left all alone in a world that hated her when she was 5 years old. She's not as crazy as many, and she's still trying to save her world; but it takes a combination of this world's Marona and Ash to get her to open up.]]



* SoulJar: The Magenta Core.

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* %%* SoulJar: The Magenta Core.



* WifeHusbandry: Carona accuses Ash of this.

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* %%* WifeHusbandry: Carona accuses Ash of this.
15th Mar '17 6:27:03 PM klom99
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* DumpStat: Per NipponIchi tradition, DEF and RES become nigh-useless against most post-game enemies, primarily the [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]], reuducing those battles into OneHitKO affairs.
**....But Subverted this time as certain items and attacks can [[BaitAndSwitch rely on these stats for their damage]],[[note]]Rocks for example primarily use DEF; while Bread uses HP, ETC.[[/note]] so any tank can become a damage-dealer with enough effort.


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*** She returns to Ivoire in ''Phantom Brave Portable,'' meaning Zetta either sent her back or she found a way out.


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*** Disgaea lore implies that the Netherworld is MadeofEvil, and as such it probably just corrupted her slightly as she stayed; ala Almaz.


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* FakeDifficulty: Most of the maps in ''Another Marona'' rely on [[BeefGate level-pumping enemies]] and multi-mob affairs that enforce LevelGrinding as opposed to any real strategy.
** That said, Protections become MUCH more important.
28th Feb '17 10:09:01 PM klom99
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* JokeCharacter: The Granny and Old Man classes have ''horrible stat growth'' in every area; and "F" rank in almost every kind of skill. (And the skills they have "E" rank in work against what little of a stat set-up they have) While each of them have a Passive skill they can use on Phantom Isle, [[note]]The Granny can bake cookies which can lower a character's Dark Points a bit; while the Old Man can grant EXP to random objects.[[/note]] neither of these skills are frequent or useful enough to justify them taking up a character slot. Oh, and they can only stay on the battlefield for 2 turns. Most units can manage 3 or 4.
** Any Character given the "Failure" Title becomes this. Until you learn their true function, anyway.


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** Characters with the Blasphemy Title are a subversion. The Title grants the character the HP-reliant "Dark Eboreus" skill, improves all stats across the board and grants a boost to EXP gains.....but plunges every one of the character's Skill ranks to "F." If the character doesn't have some SP under their belt already, gaining SP immediately becomes an uphill battle as long as they carry the title. But, if they have enough SP, you've essentially doubled that character's stats. [[UpToEleven They become even better if they have high HP, as they can waste enemy mobs with Dark Eboreus]].
17th Jan '17 10:28:53 PM spiritsunami
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* TeensAreShort: Yes, Marona and Castile are canonically 13 and 14, respectively. [[OlderThanTheyLook They both appear roughly half a decade younger.]]



** Not to mention how "fusion" powers up your skills and items; and consumes one of the beings fused. An easy way to get a quick Title? Summon a cheap Phantom then banish it, and only it's Title will be left. You want to double your experience and {{mana}} absorbed when you kill enemies and to heal when you take a step? Summon a Slime (they have perfect efficiency with anything in fusion transfer), fuse a high-level item to give it some mana, Summon 50-100 of the beings you want to transfer the skill; fuse them into the slime, and then fuse the slime into the character you want the skill given to.
*** Marona's version of "Transmigration" is...messier than ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''. You have to let a Phantom's HP be taken to 0, then it's body needs to be destroyed. Then she can reconstitute it's spirit with into a special item.

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** Not to mention how "fusion" powers up your skills and items; and consumes one of the beings fused. An easy way to get a quick Title? Summon a cheap Phantom then banish it, and only it's its Title will be left. You want to double your experience and {{mana}} absorbed when you kill enemies and to heal when you take a step? Summon a Slime (they have perfect efficiency with anything in fusion transfer), fuse a high-level item to give it some mana, Summon 50-100 of the beings you want to transfer the skill; fuse them into the slime, and then fuse the slime into the character you want the skill given to.
*** Marona's version of "Transmigration" is...messier than ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''. You have to let a Phantom's HP be taken to 0, then it's its body needs to be destroyed. Then she can reconstitute it's its spirit with into a special item.
9th Oct '16 9:19:05 PM BoyNinja
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* KillerRabbit: Practically any class that looks like can be turned into one.

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* KillerRabbit: Practically any class that looks like one can be turned into one.
9th Oct '16 9:18:29 PM BoyNinja
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* KillerRabbit: Practically any class that looks like can be turned into one.
** A special mention goes to [[spoiler:Baal in a Funguy guise]], who upon being defeated gives his phantom double to Marona. She then tells Ash she's worried he will scare the other phantoms.
25th Sep '16 12:35:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* ArmyOfTheDead: Marona's strategy in a nutshell.
** Fox, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Puppeteer of the Dead]] is a more traditional necromancer and can summon his own army.


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* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Fox, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Puppeteer of the Dead]] is a more traditional necromancer and can summon his own army.
3rd Aug '16 8:07:44 PM BoyNinja
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** The Wii re-release and its PSP port adds in [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Zetta]], Castille reusing the sprite from her ''Makai Kingdom'' character, [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero the Hero Prinny]], the Unlosing Ranger, and Asagi as well.]]

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** The Wii re-release and its PSP port adds in [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom Zetta]], Castille reusing the sprite from her ''Makai Kingdom'' character, [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero the Hero Prinny]], the Unlosing Ranger, and Asagi as well.]]
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