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14th Dec '15 9:36:04 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[TagLine "This is a story of the fight of the resistance military forces and the earth military forces"]]''

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->''[[TagLine "This ->''"This is a story of the fight of the resistance military forces and the earth military forces"]]''
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26th Aug '15 5:46:24 AM matteste
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Scutum has a distinctly church-like OminousPipeOrgan in its theme and crosses on its armor and turrets. One of its attacks forms a six-pointed star with lasers.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Scutum has a distinctly church-like OminousPipeOrgan in its theme , is modeled after a PlagueDoctor and crosses on its armor and turrets. One of its attacks forms a six-pointed star with lasers.
3rd Aug '15 12:29:30 AM Nina-chan
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* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] may possibly be the single most powerful entity in the series. Its core alone was able to turn the [[spoiler:Phoenix]] into a [[OneManArmy ZODIAC exterminator]], and the fact that it was revealed to be [[spoiler:the core of [[VideoGame/AlltynexSecond ALLTYNEX Second]] and [[OutsideContextFinalBossSatariel.]]]]

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* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] may possibly be the single most powerful entity in the series. Its core alone was able to turn the [[spoiler:Phoenix]] into a [[OneManArmy ZODIAC exterminator]], and the fact that it was revealed to be [[spoiler:the core of [[VideoGame/AlltynexSecond ALLTYNEX Second]] and [[OutsideContextFinalBossSatariel.its FinalBoss, Satariel.]]]]
3rd Aug '15 12:29:01 AM Nina-chan
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* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] may possibly be the single most powerful entity in the series. Its core alone was able to turn the [[spoiler:Phoenix]] into a [[OneManArmy ZODIAC exterminator]], and the fact that it was revealed to be [[spoiler:the core of [[VideoGame/AlltynexSecond ALLTYNEX Second]] and [[OutsideContextFinalBossSatariel.]]]]



* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] may possibly be the single most powerful entity in the series. Its core alone was able to turn the Phoenix into a ZODIAC exterminator, and the fact that it was revealed to be [[spoiler:the core of ALLTYNEX Second and Satariel.]]
3rd Aug '15 12:26:19 AM Nina-chan
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* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] may possibly be the single most powerful entity in the series. Its core alone was able to turn the Phoenix into a ZODIAC exterminator, and the fact that it was revealed to be [[spoiler:the core of ALLTYNEX Second and Satariel.]]
27th Apr '15 8:30:23 AM Nina-chan
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** [[UpToEleven And then there's]] [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]][[spoiler:/[[EleventhHourSuperpower ZODIAC Ophiuchus...]]

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** [[UpToEleven And then there's]] [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]][[spoiler:/[[EleventhHourSuperpower ZODIAC Ophiuchus...]]]]]]
27th Apr '15 8:29:56 AM Nina-chan
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** [[UpToEleven And then there's]] [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]][[spoiler:/[[EleventhHourSuperpower ZODIAC Ophiuchus...]]
15th Aug '14 3:44:09 AM DarkHunter
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* [[spoiler:AndThenJohnWasAZombie]]

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* [[spoiler:AndThenJohnWasAZombie]]AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Not you, but [[spoiler:your ship. It is a ZODIAC, the same class of killer machine that's laying waste to Earth.]]



* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow: By the time the ending rolls, a Planetary Societal Disruption has happened.]]
* AttackDrone: [[spoiler:The final boss uses these in Stage 8 to fire off {{Wave Motion Gun}}s along with its own.]]

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* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow:
ApocalypseHow: By the time the ending rolls, a Planetary [[spoiler:Planetary Societal Disruption has happened.]]
* AttackDrone: [[spoiler:The The final boss uses these in Stage 8 to fire off {{Wave Motion Gun}}s along with its own.]]



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The immensely powerful [=ZODIACs=] are destroyed and will never threaten people again... [[PyrrhicVictory but Earth is in ruins and most of humanity has been wiped out]].]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The immensely powerful [=ZODIACs=] are destroyed and will never threaten people again... [[PyrrhicVictory but Earth is in ruins and most of humanity has been wiped out]].]]



* [[spoiler:ControllableHelplessness: You can try to tilt your ship or use your reflect shield when ZODIAC Virgo tries to murder you, but you'll run out of shield and armor and die long before his attacks finish.]]

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* [[spoiler:ControllableHelplessness: You ControllableHelplessness: [[spoiler:You can try to tilt your ship or use your reflect shield when ZODIAC Virgo tries to murder you, but you'll run out of shield and armor and die long before his attacks finish.]]



* [[spoiler:EleventhHourSuperpower: The ZODIAC Ophiuchus. Subverted in that it also becomes a OneHitPointWonder at the same time, despite having massive firepower and infinite shield.]]

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* [[spoiler:EleventhHourSuperpower: The EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The ZODIAC Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus' core activating. Subverted in that it the ship also becomes a OneHitPointWonder at the same time, despite having massive firepower and infinite shield.]]



* GiantEnemyCrab: Cancer.

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* GiantEnemyCrab: Cancer.Cancer, unsurprisingly, resembles one after transforming.



* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Arabic]]: Stage 7 is called [[spoiler:''Ras Alhague'']], which is the Arabic name for [[spoiler:Alpha Ophiuchi, the brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchus]]. This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] [[spoiler:the revelation that the Phoenix is ZODIAC Ophiuchus]].

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* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Arabic]]: Stage 7 is called [[spoiler:''Ras Alhague'']], ''Ras Alhague'', which is the Arabic name for [[spoiler:Alpha Alpha Ophiuchi, the brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchus]].Ophiuchus. This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] [[spoiler:the revelation that the Phoenix is ZODIAC Ophiuchus]].



* [[spoiler:HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: ZODIAC Virgo unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on you]] in Area 7, [[spoiler:causing the Phoenix's armor meter to empty out, culminating in the ship's destruction. Subverted when the Phoenix revives and its EleventhHourSuperpower kicks in.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: ZODIAC Virgo unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on you]] you in Area 7, [[spoiler:causing the Phoenix's armor meter to empty out, culminating in the ship's destruction. Subverted when the Phoenix revives and its EleventhHourSuperpower kicks in.]]



* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist: the two Kamui fighters sent to destroy both ZODIAC units in the final battle.]]
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: ZODIAC Virgo.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist: the HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:the two Kamui fighters sent to destroy both ZODIAC units in the final battle.]]
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]
TheHeroDies: Both the main hero and [[spoiler:his artificially intelligent ship, at different points.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: HeroKiller: All of the ZODIAC's possess immense destructive power that lets them one-shot ''other bosses''. ZODIAC Virgo.]]Virgo demonstrates during the latter half of the game.



* HighSpeedBattle: The battle against Scorpio.

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* HighSpeedBattle: The battle against Scorpio.Scorpio moves at a notably faster pace than many others.



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The pilot of the Phoenix, although thanks to the core's A.I., the Phoenix was still able to keep going despite practically being flying wreckage.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Virgo.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:The pilot of the Phoenix, although thanks to the core's A.I., the Phoenix was still able to keep going despite practically being flying wreckage.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Virgo.]]ZODIAC Virgo. Once it makes an appearance, the plot gets turned upside-down.



* LightningBruiser: Scorpio is pretty big, has lots of weapon,s and is fast as hell.

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* LightningBruiser: Scorpio is pretty big, has lots of weapon,s weapons and is fast as hell.



* MadeOfIron: The Phoenix.

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* MadeOfIron: The Phoenix.Phoenix, especially compared to many shmup ships. It can take 9 hits before finally going down (but once it does, that's an instant GameOver... there are no extra lives).



* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Virgo delivers this to the Phoenix in the middle of stage 7, [[TheHeroDies killing the pilot]] and causing the Phoenix's EleventhHourSuperpower.]]

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* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Virgo NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Virgo delivers this to the Phoenix in the middle of stage 7, [[TheHeroDies killing the pilot]] and causing triggering the Phoenix's EleventhHourSuperpower.]]



* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: ZODIAC Ophiuchus destroys all 12 of the other [=ZODIACs=]... but the battles end up bringing about a massive blow to the Earth and humanity, setting back civilization by millenia. The Raiwat aren't much better off; while they did manage to slaughter a good chunk of the Earth's forces, they only did so indirectly because of collateral damage by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, which was also a major threat to the Raiwat and the ZODIAC units that they were sending out with no success, eventually forcing the Raiwat to retreat without the Ophiuchus captured. Raiwat Commander Tsukikagerou is so devastated by his failure that he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].]]

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* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: ZODIAC PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus destroys all 12 of the other [=ZODIACs=]... but the battles end up bringing about a massive blow to the Earth and humanity, setting back civilization by millenia. The Raiwat aren't much better off; while they did manage to slaughter a good chunk of the Earth's forces, they only did so indirectly because of collateral damage by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, which was also a major threat to the Raiwat and the ZODIAC units that they were sending out with no success, eventually forcing the Raiwat to retreat without the Ophiuchus captured. Raiwat Commander Tsukikagerou is so devastated by his failure that he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].]]



* [[spoiler:SuckingInLines: During Libra's final attack.]]

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* [[spoiler:SuckingInLines: SuckingInLines: During Libra's final attack.]]
13th Jul '14 11:34:10 PM Luigifan
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-->[[spoiler:''Good and evil, savior and destroyer. These are subjective concepts that exist in the eye of the beholder. Wanting only salvation, fearful mankind saw the Ophiuchus as a savior, even thought it's power transcended good and evil.'']]

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-->[[spoiler:''Good and evil, savior and destroyer. These are subjective concepts that exist in the eye of the beholder. Wanting only salvation, fearful mankind saw the Ophiuchus as a savior, even thought it's though its power transcended good and evil.'']]



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The immensely powerful ZODIAC's are destroyed and will never threaten people again... [[PyrrhicVictory but Earth is in ruins and most of humanity has been wiped out]].]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The immensely powerful ZODIAC's [=ZODIACs=] are destroyed and will never threaten people again... [[PyrrhicVictory but Earth is in ruins and most of humanity has been wiped out]].]]



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Enemy fire is colored differently; blue can be reflected back to your enemies, red does not, and pink is the same as red but can be destroyed by your shoots.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Enemy fire is colored differently; blue can be reflected back to your enemies, red does not, and pink is the same as red but can be destroyed by your shoots.shots.



* CosmeticAward: Beating the game without continuing nets you a secret theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vq_437VSrM A Choice with No Alternative]]" which is a remix of the Stage 1 theme from ''Reflection'', the prototype game for ''[=RefleX=]''.

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* CosmeticAward: Beating the game without continuing nets you a secret theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vq_437VSrM A Choice with No Alternative]]" Alternative]]", which is a remix of the Stage 1 theme from ''Reflection'', the prototype game for ''[=RefleX=]''.



* DestructiveSaviour: [[spoiler: ZODIAC Ophiuchus.]]

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* DestructiveSaviour: [[spoiler: ZODIAC [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus.]]



* GetBackHereBoss: [[spoiler:When ZODIAC Virgo realizes that the Phoenix is an ZODIAC, it decides to turn tail and flee, but the Phoenix soon catches up and destroys its rear engines, leaving it with no other option than to stand and fight.]]

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* GetBackHereBoss: [[spoiler:When ZODIAC Virgo realizes that the Phoenix is an a ZODIAC, it decides to turn tail and flee, but the Phoenix soon catches up and destroys its rear engines, leaving it with no other option than to stand and fight.]]



*** LostInTranslation: The Japanese title for Area 7, 蛇遣いの最先 ("Snake Charmer's Beginning") does not bear the same meaning as its "English" title, and is not present in the international version.

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*** LostInTranslation: The Japanese title for Area 7, 蛇遣いの最先 ("Snake Charmer's Beginning") Beginning"), does not bear the same meaning as its "English" title, and is not present in the international version.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler:Beating the game the first time you unlock the ZODIAC Ophiuchus for the stage select to use on any stage.]]

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler:Beating [[spoiler:For beating the game for the first time time, you unlock the ZODIAC Ophiuchus for the stage select to use on any stage.]]



* TheJuggernaut: ZODIAC Virgo [[spoiler:as Human Virgo found out the hard way]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The pilot of the Phoenix, although thanks the the core's A.I., the Phoenix was still able to keep going despite practically being flying wreckage.]]

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* TheJuggernaut: ZODIAC Virgo Virgo, [[spoiler:as Human Virgo found out the hard way]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The pilot of the Phoenix, although thanks the to the core's A.I., the Phoenix was still able to keep going despite practically being flying wreckage.]]



* LightningBruiser: Scorpio is pretty big, has lots of weapons and is fast as hell.

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* LightningBruiser: Scorpio is pretty big, has lots of weapons weapon,s and is fast as hell.



** [[spoiler: As for why ZODIAC Libra is the last target, Ophiuchus ''used'' to be part of the Greek zodiac, but its stars were seen to be drifting a little too far south to fit in the always-visible zodiac belt. This is a problem, since the original point of splitting the zodiac belt into twelve was to help with agricultural timing. Therefore, Ophiuchus was removed, and the claws of Scorpio were made into their own constellation--Libra. In other words, Libra is both the last ZODIAC ''and'' the last constellation to have been added.]]

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** [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As for why ZODIAC Libra is the last target, Ophiuchus ''used'' to be part of the Greek zodiac, but its stars were seen to be drifting a little too far south to fit in the always-visible zodiac belt. This is a problem, since the original point of splitting the zodiac belt into twelve was to help with agricultural timing. Therefore, Ophiuchus was removed, and the claws of Scorpio were made into their own constellation--Libra.constellation -- Libra. In other words, Libra is both the last ZODIAC ''and'' the last constellation to have been added.]]



* NintendoHard: It may even be the hardest in the series depending on how adept you are with the shield. There isn't even an Easy difficulty unlike the other two games.

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* NintendoHard: It may even be the hardest in the series series, depending on how adept you are with the shield. There isn't even an Easy difficulty difficulty, unlike the other two games.



* NonLethalKO: Of all the bosses in the game, Virgo--[[spoiler:the human-piloted one, not ZODIAC Virgo]]--is the only one who isn't destroyed after you defeat it; you clearly see it retreating from battle. [[spoiler:Yes, you do see it later, [[EnemyMine as an ally]].]]

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* NonLethalKO: Of all the bosses in the game, Virgo--[[spoiler:the Virgo -- [[spoiler:the human-piloted one, not ZODIAC Virgo]]--is Virgo]] -- is the only one who isn't destroyed after you defeat it; you clearly see it retreating from battle. [[spoiler:Yes, you do see it later, [[EnemyMine as an ally]].]]



* OutsideContextVillain: The ZODIAC's.

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* OutsideContextVillain: The ZODIAC's.[=ZODIACs=].



* {{Precursors}}: [[spoiler:The Raiwat are actually the original human civilization. Earth humans are the descendants of a group of Raiwat that left prior to the mutations, and took ZODIAC Ophiuchus with them, leaving the Raiwat to fend for themselves against the other [=ZODIACs=]. While Earth humans have long forgotten this, the Raiwat haven't, and are invading for purposes of revenge.]]
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: [[spoiler:The Kamui fighters in final stage. In fact, aside from being much more durable, they don't really do much that the player couldn't do in ''Kamui''.]]
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: ZODIAC Ophiuchus destroys all 12 of the other [=ZODIACs=]...but the battles end up bringing about a massive blow to the Earth and humanity, setting back civilization by millenia. The Raiwat aren't much better off; while they did manage to slaughter a good chunk of the Earth's forces, they only did so indirectly because of collateral damage by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, which was also a major threat to the Raiwat and the ZODIAC units that they were sending out with no success, eventually forcing the Raiwat to retreat without the Ophiuchus captured. Raiwat Commander Tsukikagerou is so devastated by his failure that he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].]]

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* {{Precursors}}: [[spoiler:The Raiwat are actually the original human civilization. Earth humans are the descendants of a group of Raiwat that left prior to the mutations, and took ZODIAC Ophiuchus with them, leaving the Raiwat to fend for themselves against the other [=ZODIACs=]. While Earth humans have long forgotten this, the Raiwat haven't, and are invading for purposes the purpose of revenge.]]
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: [[spoiler:The Kamui fighters in the final stage. In fact, aside from being much more durable, they don't really do much that the player couldn't do in ''Kamui''.]]
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: ZODIAC Ophiuchus destroys all 12 of the other [=ZODIACs=]... but the battles end up bringing about a massive blow to the Earth and humanity, setting back civilization by millenia. The Raiwat aren't much better off; while they did manage to slaughter a good chunk of the Earth's forces, they only did so indirectly because of collateral damage by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, which was also a major threat to the Raiwat and the ZODIAC units that they were sending out with no success, eventually forcing the Raiwat to retreat without the Ophiuchus captured. Raiwat Commander Tsukikagerou is so devastated by his failure that he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].]]



* {{Roboteching}}: Some of the enemy lasers are able to do as much as a 90º turn. Of course you can use this against them by reflecting said lasers right back.

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* {{Roboteching}}: Some of the enemy lasers are able to do as much as a 90º turn. Of course course, you can use this against them by reflecting said lasers right back.



* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:The primary motive for the Raiwat invasion. The Yuda clan parted with them, taking ZODIAC Ophiuchus with them, leaving the Raiwat to be ravaged by the [=ZODIACs=]. The invasion is to get back at humanity--the descendants of Yuda--for their ancestors' actions.]]

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* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:The primary motive for the Raiwat invasion. The Yuda clan parted with them, taking ZODIAC Ophiuchus with them, leaving the Raiwat to be ravaged by the [=ZODIACs=]. The invasion is to get back at humanity--the humanity -- the descendants of Yuda--for Yuda -- for their ancestors' actions.]]



* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In keeping with the Western Zodiac theme, [[spoiler:the thirteenth ZODIAC is called Ophiuchus, known by some as the "13th" sign of the Zodiac. Said ZODIAC goes on a rampage that destroys the other 12 [=ZODIACs=]...as well as a large chunk of the Earth in the process.]]
* TimeSkip: Stage 8 takes place years after Stage 7, and the ZODIAC's have been busy [[spoiler:getting killed by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, with most of Earth becoming collateral damage in the process]].
* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: ZODIAC Ophiuchus.]]

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In keeping with the Western Zodiac theme, [[spoiler:the thirteenth ZODIAC is called Ophiuchus, known by some as the "13th" sign of the Zodiac. Said ZODIAC goes on a rampage that destroys the other 12 [=ZODIACs=]... as well as a large chunk of the Earth in the process.]]
* TimeSkip: Stage 8 takes place years after Stage 7, and the ZODIAC's [=ZODIACs=] have been busy [[spoiler:getting killed by ZODIAC Ophiuchus, with most of Earth becoming collateral damage in the process]].
* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: ZODIAC [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus.]]



* WaveMotionGun: The ZODIAC's are armed with these and sometimes the laser blasts [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cover the]] [[CrazyAwesome entire screen]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus can be seen as this. It is trying to get rid of the deadly ZODIAC's but is absolutely relentless in its quest and doesn't seem to care who or what gets in its way. By the time the final chapter begins, Ophiuchus has very likely achieved a death toll that would make ALLTYNEX OS proud.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: The ZODIAC's [=ZODIACs=] are armed with these and sometimes the laser blasts [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cover the]] [[CrazyAwesome entire screen]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus can be seen as this. It is trying to get rid of the deadly ZODIAC's [=ZODIACs=], but is absolutely relentless in its quest and doesn't seem to care who or what gets in its way. By the time the final chapter begins, Ophiuchus has very likely achieved a death toll that would make ALLTYNEX OS proud.]]
11th Jul '14 11:57:20 AM Lokiallen
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* MercyMode: Somewhat, everytime you die, the game lets you start with an extra continue and these stack up. Also inverted in that everytime you beat the game you lose one.

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* MercyMode: Somewhat, everytime every time you die, the game lets you start with an extra continue and these stack up. Also inverted in that everytime Strangely enough, the game also rewards you with another continue if you beat the game you lose one.without using any.
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