History VideoGame / SeventhDragon

30th May '16 6:59:29 PM AzureSeas
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* TakingUpTheMantle: This game is rather fond of this trope, because clearly AnyoneCanDie. [[spoiler: Rin takes Gatou's JSDF mantle, Emelle takes Natsume's Murakumo mantle]]. * TotalEclipseOfThePlot: The entirety of chapter 0 takes place during an extremely long solar eclipse, climaxing with the fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry with the eclipse as the background, over the [[AlienGeometries falling-apart-upward]] Tokyo Metropolitan Building.

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* TakingUpTheMantle: This game is rather fond of this trope, because clearly AnyoneCanDie. [[spoiler: Rin takes Gatou's JSDF mantle, Emelle takes Natsume's Murakumo mantle]].
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: The entirety of chapter 0 takes place during an extremely long solar eclipse, climaxing with the fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry with the eclipse as the background, over the [[AlienGeometries falling-apart-upward]] Tokyo Metropolitan Building.



* ZettaiRyouiki: The default female Samurai sports this style.



* PowerOfTwoMinusOne: There are 255 dragons to kill in this game.



* OddlyNamedSequel: This game follows the ''2020'' series, but leaves the ''2020'' part out. Granted, it takes place long after ''2020'', but confusion can still abound.

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* DownloadableContent: In the form of quests that give you easy resources and extra portraits, among other things.
* DualWielding: The Samurai class is capable of dual-wielding katanas. The poster Samurai girl featured in various promotional art is frequently depicted with dual katanas.
* OddlyNamedSequel: This game follows the ''2020'' series, but leaves the goes for direct numbering instead of indicating that it's a ''2020'' part out.follow-up. Granted, it takes place long after ''2020'', but confusion can still abound.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: The female Agents and Rune Knights. Agents wear [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] with Absolute Cleavage and thigh highs. Meanwhile, Rune Knights are [[BuxomIsBetter bursting]] from their ChainmailBikini's.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The female Agents and Rune Knights. Agents wear [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] with Absolute Cleavage and thigh highs. Meanwhile, Rune Knights are [[BuxomIsBetter bursting]] from their ChainmailBikini's.{{Chainmail Bikini}}s.


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* ZettaiRyouiki: Like in ''2020'', the default female Samurai wears thigh-high socks. The default female Agent, Rune Knight, and Mage also wear this.
10th May '16 11:27:54 PM Schezoroark
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A useful resource for the first game can be found [[http://7thdragon.wikidot.com/start here]]; a fan-translation of the first game was in the works but was unfortunately cancelled. However, [[http://cavespeak.org/ Cavespeak]] released a translation patch for the first game in April 2014.

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A useful resource for the first game can be found [[http://7thdragon.wikidot.com/start here]]; a fan-translation of the first game was in the works but was unfortunately cancelled. However, [[http://cavespeak.org/ Cavespeak]] released a translation patch for the first game in April 2014.
2014, and another for 2020 in March 2016.



* HeyYou: Your characters are rarely referred by their name, only "Group 13". For the civilians, you're simply "Murakumo".

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* HeyYou: Your characters are rarely referred by their name, only "Group "Unit 13". For the civilians, you're simply "Murakumo".



* MissionControl: [=NAV3.6=] (male, originally named Miroku), [=NAV3.7=] (female, originally named Miina).

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* MissionControl: [=NAV3.6=] (male, originally named nicknamed Miroku), [=NAV3.7=] (female, originally named Miina).nicknamed Mina).
13th Mar '16 12:44:46 PM Mizuko
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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit of the female Psychic leaves very little to the imagination, consisting of a coat over a bikini.



* ArcWelding: [[spoiler: This game links the ''2020'' games with the original ''7th Dragon'']].



* IdolSinger: The Idol class, naturally. Some of their skills even have them performing on a stage.



* PowerOfTwoMinusOne: There are 255 dragons to kill in this game.



* TimeTravel: The plot has the hero's guild travelling between {{Atlantis}} in the distant past, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2100]] in a Tokyo recovering from the events of the 2020 series, and [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Eden]] in the distant future

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* TimeTravel: The plot has the hero's guild travelling between {{Atlantis}} in the distant past, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2100]] in a Tokyo recovering from the events of the 2020 series, and [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Eden]] in the distant futurefuture.
12th Mar '16 1:53:09 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The female Agents and Rune Knights. Agents wear [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] with Absolute Cleavage and thigh highs. Meanwhile, Rune Knights are [[BuxomIsBetter bursting]] from their ChainmailBikini's.
* TimeTravel: The plot has the hero's guild travelling between {{Atlantis}} in the distant past, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2100]] in a Tokyo recovering from the events of the 2020 series, and [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Eden]] in the distant future
6th Mar '16 7:34:06 PM AzureSeas
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* DoomedHometown: Kazan.

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* BackFromTheBrink: When the game begins proper the entire world is cowering before the dragons and overrun with Furowaro. It's up to you to take everything back.
* DoomedHometown: Kazan. However, one of the first things your guild does upon waking up is retake the place for the citizens.
* DownerBeginning: After a short prologue, the dragons come and complete wreck the world. The opening credits is interspersed with everyone reacting to the events, all while the bottom screen shows everything being progressively more covered by the Furowaro.



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23rd Feb '16 10:53:04 AM talewind
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: There are seven classes in the original: Fighter, Knight, Mage, Samurai, Rogue, Princess, and Healer. In 2020 those classes are replaced by: Samurai, Hacker, Destroyer, Trickster, and Psychic class. 2020-II also adds the Idol class.

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: There are seven classes in the original: Fighter, Knight, Mage, Samurai, Rogue, Princess, and Healer. In 2020 those classes are replaced by: Samurai, Hacker, Destroyer, Trickster, and Psychic class. 2020-II also adds the Idol class. III has eight classes: Samurai, God-Hand, Agent, Duelist, Rune-Knight, Fortuner, Mage, and Banisher.
8th Feb '16 4:01:22 PM AzureSeas
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8th Feb '16 3:24:12 PM AzureSeas
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* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:The conflict between Murakumo and [=SECT11=] over Marina takes over a significant portion of the story. The portion that can be spent, you know, actually fighting Dragons.]]

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* HumansAreBastards: HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler:The conflict between Murakumo and [=SECT11=] over Marina takes over a significant portion of the story. The portion that can be spent, you know, actually fighting Dragons.]]



* DeathDealer: The Duelist class draws fire, ice, and lightning cards from their deck, and uses the cards to cast spells, summon monsters, or set traps.




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6th Feb '16 6:14:02 AM AzureSeas
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A spin-off called 7th Dragon 2020 was released for the PSP. It departed from the fantasy setting of the first 7th Dragon in favor for a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The amount of classes was reduced to five and the dragons to only 200. It was released November 23, 2011 in Japan and was successful enough to spawn its own sequel simply known as 7th Dragon 2020-II, which centers around new dragon baddies. This was later followed up with 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. 7th Dragon III is the first in the series to be released in English, in Summer 2016. The official site can be found [[http://games.sega.com/7thdragon/ here.]]

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A spin-off called 7th ''7th Dragon 2020 2020'' was released for the PSP. It departed from the fantasy setting of the first 7th Dragon ''7th Dragon'' in favor for a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The amount of classes was reduced to five and the dragons to only 200. It was released November 23, 2011 in Japan and was successful enough to spawn its own sequel simply known as 7th ''7th Dragon 2020-II, 2020-II'', which centers around new dragon baddies. This was later followed up with 7th ''7th Dragon III Code: VFD. 7th VFD''. ''7th Dragon III III'' is the first in the series to be released in English, in Summer 2016. The official site can be found [[http://games.sega.com/7thdragon/ here.]]
6th Feb '16 6:04:08 AM AzureSeas
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The game proved to be a success in Japan, selling around 80,000 copies on its first week of release. Later a spin-off called 7th Dragon 2020 appeared for the PSP. It departed from the fantasy setting of the first 7th Dragon in favor for a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The amount of classes was reduced to five and the dragons to only 200. It was released November 23, 2011 in Japan and was successful enough to spawn its own sequel simply known as 7th Dragon 2020-II, which centers around new dragon baddies and [[spoiler:the return of the Rushe from the original game]]. This was later followed up with 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. [[NoExportForYou None of these games have left Japan however]].

That is...until Sega announced that 7th Dragon III will be released in English for a Summer 2016 release. The official site can be found [[http://games.sega.com/7thdragon/ here.]]

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The game proved to be a success in Japan, selling around 80,000 copies on its first week of release. Later a A spin-off called 7th Dragon 2020 appeared was released for the PSP. It departed from the fantasy setting of the first 7th Dragon in favor for a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The amount of classes was reduced to five and the dragons to only 200. It was released November 23, 2011 in Japan and was successful enough to spawn its own sequel simply known as 7th Dragon 2020-II, which centers around new dragon baddies and [[spoiler:the return of the Rushe from the original game]].baddies. This was later followed up with 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. [[NoExportForYou None of these games have left Japan however]].

That is...until Sega announced that
7th Dragon III will is the first in the series to be released in English for a English, in Summer 2016 release.2016. The official site can be found [[http://games.sega.com/7thdragon/ here.]]



!!7th Dragon and its spin-offs contains examples of:

* AGodAmI: (2020) [[spoiler:Human Dragon Mizuchi]].

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!!7th !!The 7th Dragon and its spin-offs series contains examples of:

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* AGodAmI: (2020) [[spoiler:Human Dragon Mizuchi]].AnAdventurerIsYou: There are seven classes in the original: Fighter, Knight, Mage, Samurai, Rogue, Princess, and Healer. In 2020 those classes are replaced by: Samurai, Hacker, Destroyer, Trickster, and Psychic class. 2020-II also adds the Idol class.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: (2020, 2020-II) The female Samurai, who is often portrayed as the main character. Probably inspired by [[Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead Busujima Saeko]].



* AnAdventurerIsYou: There are seven classes in the original: Fighter, Knight, Mage, Samurai, Rogue, Princess, and Healer. In 2020 those classes are replaced by: Samurai, Hacker, Destroyer, Trickster, and Psychic class. 2020-II also adds the Idol class.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:By the time 2020-II starts, the only carry-over Murakumo characters are Emelle, Rin, and Kirino.]] Heck, even [[spoiler:Emelle]] bite the dust later. [[spoiler:[[TooCoolToLive Also, Souji]].]]
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Your guild can hold up to 16 members, but only 4 can be taken in your party. 2020 reduced this to only 3 characters.
* ArtStyleDissonance: The character design is ''very'' cute --they are meant to [[MerchandiseDriven sell Nendoroids]]--but the plot itself is borderline CosmicHorrorStory.
* AwesomeYetPractical: (2020-II) The game really wants you to use the new and shiny Idol class. They get hit-all attack very early and has a skill that allows your entire party to attack, effectively making your party does 166% of its damage output.
* BackFromTheBrink: (2020) The entirety of the game, but most apparent during Chapter 0.
* BackFromTheDead: (2020-II) The Black Furowaro spawned by Fomalhaut is able to bring most dragon back to life. HereWeGoAgain.
* {{Badass}}: (2020) Gatou.

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: There are seven classes in the original: Fighter, Knight, Mage, Samurai, Rogue, Princess, and Healer. In 2020 those classes are replaced by: Samurai, Hacker, Destroyer, Trickster, and Psychic class. 2020-II also adds the Idol class.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:By the time 2020-II starts, the only carry-over Murakumo characters are Emelle, Rin, and Kirino.]] Heck, even [[spoiler:Emelle]] bite the dust later. [[spoiler:[[TooCoolToLive Also, Souji]].]]
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Your guild can hold up to 16 members, but only 4 can be taken in your party. 2020 ''2020'' reduced this to only 3 characters.
* ArtStyleDissonance: The character design is ''very'' cute --they are meant to [[MerchandiseDriven sell Nendoroids]]--but the plot itself is borderline CosmicHorrorStory.
* AwesomeYetPractical: (2020-II) The game really wants you to use the new and shiny Idol class. They get hit-all attack very early and has a skill that allows your entire party to attack, effectively making your party does 166% of its damage output.
* BackFromTheBrink: (2020) The entirety of the game, but most apparent during Chapter 0.
* BackFromTheDead: (2020-II) The Black Furowaro spawned by Fomalhaut is able to bring most dragon back to life. HereWeGoAgain.
* {{Badass}}: (2020) Gatou.
characters.



* BigBad: (2020) Fomalhaut, which is closer to an EldritchAbomination than a dragon.
* BigBrotherWorship: (2020-II) It's very clear that Izumi sees her big brother Souji as the coolest person in the world. But then, everyone in [=SECT11=] are awed by him. [[spoiler:This hits her hard after Souji makes a HeroicSacrifice.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: (2020) SKY, who saves you from War Cry in Chapter 0. [[WeAreStrugglingTogether They don't stay hero for long]]...
** (2020-II) [=SECT11=], who saves you from Mark of Fomalhaut in the Prologue. [[TheRival Idem ditto]].
* BigGood: (2020) Natsume.
** (2020-II) Emelle.



* ButNotTooForeign: The very American [=SECT11=] are led by the siblings Souji and Izumi Sakuraba. This is even given a lampshade by Group 13, in which they question the siblings Japanese spirit-- being Americans, they simply shrug.
* ChristmasCake: (2020-II) Murakumo officer Miya, by her own admission. Also a cool person.
* ClimaxBoss: (2020-II) [[spoiler:The fight against Drago-Satana at the end of Chapter 4.]]



** (2020-II) Boss enemies may have combination attack of their own. Those [=SECT11=] guys are especially brutal.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: (2020) The opening is a significant exaggeration of what your characters can actually do in the game.
* DarkestHour: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Fomalhaut's invasion of National Diet Building, which forces everyone to go deep underground with no obvious way out. The invasion also lead to the death of Rin's troops, just about everyone in [=SECT11=], and ''Emelle''.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Emelle, before Fomalhaut.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Emelle''': Listen, Fomalhaut! I won! Group 13 shall continue my struggle!]]
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* DemotedToExtra: (2020-II) Rin is largely outside the spotlight. The personal drama now centers around Emelle.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: (2020-II) [[spoiler:[=SECT11=]]. Unfortunately, [=SECT11=] is almost immediately destroyed by Fomalhaut.]]
* DoomedHometown: Kazan.
** (2020) '''[[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]'''. ''Twice''.
* DraconicHumanoid: (2020) [[spoiler:Mankind Warrior Takehaya]].
* TheDragonsComeBack: 7th Dragon and its sequel 7th Dragon 2020; Dragons appear and wage war against humanity. It doesn't help that the dragons cause the world ecosystem to shift to their liking, which is deadly for humans.
* TheDragonslayer:
** (2020) Murakumo. Their official seal is a sword that goes through the head of a dragon.
* DrivenToSuicide: (2020-II) There's a sidequest where you have to prevent some refugees from carrying out a suicide pact.
* DumbassDJ: (2020) Chiron, member of World Relief Association. She listen to people's requests and forward them to you as quests. She is either CrazyAwesome, or a particularly obnoxious kind of TheScrappy.

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** (2020-II) Boss enemies may have combination attack of their own. Those [=SECT11=] guys are especially brutal.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: (2020) The opening is a significant exaggeration of what your characters can actually do in the game.
* DarkestHour: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Fomalhaut's invasion of National Diet Building, which forces everyone to go deep underground with no obvious way out. The invasion also lead to the death of Rin's troops, just about everyone in [=SECT11=], and ''Emelle''.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Emelle, before Fomalhaut.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Emelle''': Listen, Fomalhaut! I won! Group 13 shall continue my struggle!]]
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* DemotedToExtra: (2020-II) Rin is largely outside the spotlight. The personal drama now centers around Emelle.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: (2020-II) [[spoiler:[=SECT11=]]. Unfortunately, [=SECT11=] is almost immediately destroyed by Fomalhaut.]]
* DoomedHometown: Kazan.
** (2020) '''[[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]'''. ''Twice''.
* DraconicHumanoid: (2020) [[spoiler:Mankind Warrior Takehaya]].
* TheDragonsComeBack: 7th Dragon and its sequel 7th Dragon 2020; Dragons appear and wage war against humanity. It doesn't help that the dragons cause the world ecosystem to shift to their liking, which is deadly for humans.
* TheDragonslayer:
** (2020) Murakumo. Their official seal is a sword that goes through the head of a dragon.
* DrivenToSuicide: (2020-II) There's a sidequest where you have to prevent some refugees from carrying out a suicide pact.
* DumbassDJ: (2020) Chiron, member of World Relief Association. She listen to people's requests and forward them to you as quests. She is either CrazyAwesome, or a particularly obnoxious kind of TheScrappy.
humans.



* {{Eagleland}}: (2020) The game really doesn't portray USA nicely. However, the ethics of individual Americans varies.
** (2020-II) [[spoiler:The real reason [=SECT11=] is sent to Japan is to secure anti-Dragon weaponry, the Rushe. If they have to trample on somebody else's sovereignty, so be it.]]
* [[spoiler:EarthAllAlong]]: One that applies retroactively due to 2020-II: [[spoiler:Eden is Earth, 12,000 years before the present time. During that time the civilization of Atlantis existed, and the Rushe lived there]].
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: The start of the game does not begin with any dragons at all, and serves mostly to get the player acclimated with the game’s mechanics.
* EveryoneHasStandards: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Even Souji is appalled that President David of the USA decide to abandon Japan to the Black Furowaro, now that he's got a Rushe in his hands.]]
* ExponentialPotential: The number of gimmicks can be overwhelming. This is probably why the number of classes were reduced in the PSP games. And some of them require trial and error to use effectively, such as various forms of counters.
* FantasyWorldMap: The world of Eden, which starts out like most other fantasy settings until the Dragons arrive and infest it with Furowaro.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Each class has four portraits, two for each gender. One portrait in each class would be a Rushe a race of elvish or cat-people depending on the gender. There are no default names for each portrait except for special names that would give one extra skill point to the class. In 2020, there are only two portraits for each class and the Rushe are gone.
* FiveManBand: (2020) Narrative-wise: TheHero is Rin, TheLancer is Group 13[[note]][[FeaturelessProtagonist Really, your group doesn't have emotional investment in the story.]][[/note]], TheSmartGuy is Kirino, TheBigGuy is Gatou, TheChick is Aoi.
** (2020) Mechanic-wise: TheHero is Samurai, TheLancer is Trickster, TheSmartGuy is Psychic, TheBigGuy is Destroyer, and TheChick is Hacker.
** (2020-II) The Idol is also TheChick.
* FireIceLightning: The three elemental types of magic that the Mage can use.
** (2020, 2020-II) Everyone get them eventually, but the Psychic is the classic Mage archetype.



* FossilRevival: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Turns out that Murakumo has been reviving the Rushe this way, in order to use them as the sword that shall slay the Dragons, as they were in the distant antiquity.]]
* GlobalCurrency: (2020) The [=Az=].
* GottaKillThemAll: (2020) The Dragons. Some of them can be avoided, but you want their {{Phlebotinum}} to repair the facilities in your base.
* GracefulLoser: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Souji admits his defeat at the hand of Group 13 in Kokubunji, and let them take the LivingMacGuffin. It's not like [=SECT11=] want to fight, anyway...]]
* GreekChorus: (2020) Miku's role in the game is something like this. You can replace the BGM of the game with her songs, the lyrics of which gives interesting insight into your current situation, if not outright {{Foreshadowing}}.
** (2020-II) Miku's role as a GreekChorus is made more blatant.
* GunsAkimbo: (2020) The gun-wielding Trickers. They are mechanically similar to Dragoons from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': they enter a hard-to-attack state and start attacking with impunity.
** (2020-II) Souji's preferred fighting style.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic‎: (2020) If a combatant character matters in the story, they don't wear helmet. This even applies to JSDF personnel such as Rin and Gatou!
* HereThereWereDragons: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Turns out that there were Dragons invasion 12,000 years ago, which was fought by the Rushe]].
* HeroicBSOD: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Izumi, after Souji make a HeroicSacrifice to break Fomalhaut's siege of Murakumo HQ. She only gets out of it after ''everyone'' gives her a GetAholdOfYourselfMan talk.]]

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* FossilRevival: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Turns out LimitBreak: Exhaust Gauge. It can be expended when it's full, and the next thing you do that Murakumo has been reviving the Rushe this way, in order turn will be significantly empowered: attacks do more damage, healing items heal more, and so on. There are also EX-Skills, which uses a full gauge to use them execute.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The miniboss Dragons look like Dragons crossed with something else, such
as the sword that shall slay the Dragons, Dragon-turtle, Dragon-grasshopper, Dragon-dragonfly, Dragon-hyperactive-puppies, Dragon-on-giant-nut... [[spoiler:Also, Dragon-human such as they were in the distant antiquity.what become of Mizuchi and Takehaya.]]
* GlobalCurrency: (2020) StanceSystem: Both ''7th Dragon'' and ''2020'' have the Samurai class. The [=Az=].
Samurai is able to switch between Iai and Battou stances, where the Iai stance allows the usage of elementally-imbued, single-hit attacks while Battou stances are for multiple-hit physical attacks.
* GottaKillThemAll: (2020) TakeYourTime: Narrative-wise, you generally move from one clearly defined mission to another. Gameplay-wise, you're free to hunt dragons, finish quests, and grind levels.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each class can only use certain weapons, and most have skill trees dedicated to said weapons.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink and blue are the most common odd colors for the class portraits.
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* ArtStyleDissonance:
The Dragons. Some of them can be avoided, but you want their {{Phlebotinum}} character design is ''very'' cute --they are meant to repair [[MerchandiseDriven sell Nendoroids]]--but the facilities in your base.
* GracefulLoser: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Souji admits his defeat at the hand of Group 13 in Kokubunji, and let them take the LivingMacGuffin. It's not like [=SECT11=] want to fight, anyway...]]
* GreekChorus: (2020) Miku's role in the game
plot itself is something like this. You can replace the BGM borderline CosmicHorrorStory.
* DoomedHometown: Kazan.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: The start
of the game does not begin with her songs, any dragons at all, and serves mostly to get the lyrics of which gives interesting insight into your current situation, if not outright {{Foreshadowing}}.
** (2020-II) Miku's role as a GreekChorus is made more blatant.
* GunsAkimbo: (2020) The gun-wielding Trickers. They are mechanically similar to Dragoons from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': they enter a hard-to-attack state and start attacking
player acclimated with impunity.
** (2020-II) Souji's preferred fighting style.
the game’s mechanics.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic‎: (2020) If a combatant character matters ExponentialPotential: The number of gimmicks can be overwhelming. This is probably why the number of classes were reduced in the story, they don't wear helmet. This even applies PSP games. And some of them require trial and error to JSDF personnel use effectively, such as Rin and Gatou!
various forms of counters.
* HereThereWereDragons: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Turns FantasyWorldMap: The world of Eden, which starts out that there were like most other fantasy settings until the Dragons invasion 12,000 years ago, which was fought by arrive and infest it with Furowaro.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Each class has four portraits, two for each gender. One portrait in each class would be a Rushe a race of elvish or cat-people depending on
the Rushe]].
* HeroicBSOD: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Izumi, after Souji make a HeroicSacrifice
gender. There are no default names for each portrait except for special names that would give one extra skill point to break Fomalhaut's siege the class.
* FireIceLightning: The three elemental types
of Murakumo HQ. She only gets out of it after ''everyone'' gives her a GetAholdOfYourselfMan talk.]]magic that the Mage can use.



** Subverted in the 7th Dragon 2020.
* HeroesPreferSwords: (2020) The female Samurai gets the most publicity, she even appears in the game cover. In the game proper, it's perfectly OK to build a party that is completely free from anything resembling a blade.
* HeroicSacrifice / SacrificialLion: In the original series, President Doris. (2020) [[spoiler:Gatou]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the 7th Dragon 2020, you can choose a certain voice type for your character you picked. The list of the seiyuus are listed [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqRPQz13F4fZdEhoQ2E1M0JrZmlfQ011NjNLR1BBSXc#gid=0 here]]
* HeyYou: (2020) Your characters are rarely referred by their name, only "Group 13". For the civilians, you're simply "Murakumo".
** (2020-II) Emelle is about the only one who refer to your party leader by their name, which is rather touching.
* HopelessBossFight: (2020) The first fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry in Chapter 0, but thankfully Neko and Daigo are there to bail your asses out. The second fight against him --Wounded War Cry-- is difficult, but you can win.
** (2020-II) The fight against Mark of Fomalhaut in the Prologue. The first fight against Sleepy Hollow in Chapter 3.
* HostageSituation: (2020-II) [[spoiler:When it becomes clear that Murakumo can't be stopped from saving the Rushe clone in custody of [=SECT11=], Souji gives Emelle two choice: either the Japanese allow his squad a safe passage back to the USA, or the Rushe clone gets it]].
* HumanoidAbomination: (2020-II) [[spoiler:What Emelle actually is. She is not human, but an entity from outer space known as Hypnos. She is interested in humans, because 'humans are strong'.]]
* HumansAreBastards Towards Each Others: (2020-II) [[spoiler:The conflict between Murakumo and [=SECT11=] over Marina takes over a significant portion of the story. The portion that can be spent, you know, actually fighting Dragons.]]
* HurtingHero: (2020-II) It's strongly implied that Murakumo members are like this. After all, your hometown has been doomed ''twice''. [[spoiler:It really shows when they help [=SECT11=] despite the latter having stabbed them in the back, because [=SECT11=] are human too.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: (2020-II) The Idol class uses megaphone.



* ItsAllMyFault: (2020) [[spoiler:Rin blames herself on the catastrophic loss of the JSDF, which includes Gatou.]]
* KnifeNut: (2020, 2020-II) The Trickers class. It doesn't help that their 'official' character design is the guy InTheHood and there is an AxCrazy-sounding male voice set that seems to be designed solely for them.
* LimitBreak: Exhaust Gauge. They can be expended when they are full, and the next thing you do in the turn will be significantly empowered: attack does more damage, healing item heals more, etc. There are also EX-Skills, which uses a full gauge to execute.



** (2020) SKY member Neko (that's her name) is a nice send-up to the Rushe.
** [[spoiler:(2020-II) The Rushe are back (as clones), starting from Chapter 4 (from the beginning if you use NewGamePlus).]]
* MacGuffin: (2020-II) [[spoiler:{{Orichalcum}}, which is required to forge Dragonslayer.]]



** (2020, 2020-II) This healer archetype has been merged with wizard, and are now called Psychic. [[BoringButPractical They are a necessity]].



* MissionControl: (2020) [=NAV3.6=] (male, originally named Miroku), [=NAV3.7=] (female, originally named Miina).
* NoExportForYou: None of the three games in this series has been released outside Japan. Perhaps there is difficulty with licensing Hatsune Miku overseas.



* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: (2020) If you don't remember where you're supposed to be going, consult the Terminal in your room.
* NumberOfTheBeast: The total number of Dragons add up to 666.
** (2020) Doesn't apply in 2020, where they are only '''2'''00 of them.
** (2020-II) There are now 255 of them.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: And how! The miniboss Dragons look like Dragons crossed with something else, such as Dragon-turtle, Dragon-grasshopper, Dragon-dragonfly, Dragon-hyperactive-puppies, Dragon-on-giant-nut... [[spoiler:Also, Dragon-human such as what become of Mizuchi and Takehaya.]]
* PatrioticFervor: (2020, 2020-II) One of the item is the Flag of Japan, which increases your defense. (But then, stir-fried tofu also boost your stats.)
* {{Phlebotinum}}: (2020) The [=Dz=], which you use to rebuild your base. Only obtainable from Dragons, and there are only 200 of them in the game.
* PlayerHeadquarters: (2020) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
** ElaborateUndergroundBase: (2020-II) National Diet Building.
* PowerNullifier: The Confucators(?). You need to install them throughout Shinjuku before you can fight Sleepy Hollow.
* {{Precursor}}: [[spoiler:Even though humans and Rushe used to coexist 12,000 years ago, 2020-II clearly put the Rushe in this role. They were once advanced people, they repelled Dragon invasion, and the humans of present time uses Rushe technology to fight Dragon invasion of today.]]

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* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: (2020) If you don't remember where you're supposed to be going, consult the Terminal in your room.
* NumberOfTheBeast: The total number of Dragons add adds up to 666.
** (2020) Doesn't apply in 2020, where they are only '''2'''00 of them.
** (2020-II) There are now 255 of them.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: And how! The miniboss Dragons look like Dragons crossed with something else, such as Dragon-turtle, Dragon-grasshopper, Dragon-dragonfly, Dragon-hyperactive-puppies, Dragon-on-giant-nut... [[spoiler:Also, Dragon-human such as what become of Mizuchi and Takehaya.]]
* PatrioticFervor: (2020, 2020-II) One of the item is the Flag of Japan, which increases your defense. (But then, stir-fried tofu also boost your stats.)
* {{Phlebotinum}}: (2020) The [=Dz=], which you use to rebuild your base. Only obtainable from Dragons, and there are only 200 of them in the game.
* PlayerHeadquarters: (2020) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
** ElaborateUndergroundBase: (2020-II) National Diet Building.
* PowerNullifier: The Confucators(?). You need to install them throughout Shinjuku before you can fight Sleepy Hollow.
* {{Precursor}}: [[spoiler:Even though humans and Rushe used to coexist 12,000 years ago, 2020-II clearly put the Rushe in this role. They were once advanced people, they repelled Dragon invasion, and the humans of present time uses Rushe technology to fight Dragon invasion of today.]]
666.



** (2020) To remedy it, there is a support power that reduces encounter rate.
* RecurringBoss: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Those [=SECT11=] folks aren't the type to give up, aren't they? They keep hindering you from saving Marina in Chapter 4. On the upside, their boss music (vs. human battle theme) is [[AwesomeMusic one of the best]] in the game.]]
* RedShirtArmy: (2020) Not entirely. While they are no match for Dragons, the JSDF are portrayed as competent and sometimes even heroic. (The game has a subtle right-wing nuance in it.)
* RefugeInAudacity: (2020-II) The Idol class is a living embodiment of this trope. ''All'' of their skills are based on being a superstar on an ego trip. They even have a special gauge for this purpose, called Fever. An Idol with SS-level Fever is an unstoppable presence on the battlefield.
* TheRival: (2020-II) [=SECT11=], American equivalent to Murakumo. [[spoiler:They have other mission beyond slaying dragons.]]



** HealingCheckpoint: (2020) Green save points will recover your LF and MN just by walking through them.
* SceneryGorn: Tokyo is absolutely devastated by the Dragon invasion. One area is nearly completely submerged in sands. And in some places, [[AlienGeometries the laws of physics itself is a casualty]].
* SceneryPorn: Furowaru-affected environment are brightly colored and crystalline, they would be nice places for picnic were it not for their temperamental wildlife.
* ShockAndAwe: The dragon Jigowatt. Also a serious case of ThatOneBoss.
* ShoutOut: The designation the JSDF gives to the biggest and nastiest dragons are rather interesting, these includes [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Sleepy Hollow]], [[Film/BackToTheFuture Jigowatt]], and [[{{Literature/Jabberwocky}} Jabberwock]].
** (2020-II) Certain skills of the Idol make her do a pose similar to Travolta from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. And her special gauge is called 'Fever'!
* SiblingTeam: (2020-II) [=SECT11=]'s Souji and Izumi Sakuraba.



* SlapOnTheWristNuke: (2020-II) The Destroyer's EX-Skill, Sky-High Meteor is clearly learned from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Dincht's school of pugilism]]. They launch themselves beyond the atmosphere and administer a meteoric kick to the enemy, which then ''explodes''. The explosion engulfs (at the very least) the entirety of Tokyo, visible from outer space.



** (2020, 2020-II) The skill system has been made more flexible and less tree-like. New tiers of skills are unlocked by building advanced facilities, and only a few skills require investment in other skills.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: (2020-II) Is it Emelle? Emeru? Omar? She's from America, at any rate. [[spoiler:Her true identity is Hypnos, though she doesn't use that name anymore.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: (2020-II) There is a quest chain where you have to justify the existence of Murakumo in a parliamentary hearing. The argumentation gets cut off by a Dragon attacking the daughter of one of the PM.
* StanceSystem: Both in the 7th Dragon and 2020 gives us a rare dungeon crawler instance with the Samurai class. The Samurai is able to switch between Iai and Battou stances, where the Iai stance allows the usage of elementally-imbued, single-hit attacks while Battou stances are for multiple-hit physical attacks.
** The Destroyer (read: Monk) class combines this with CounterAttack. They enter a stance that allows them to counter attack of certain kind (fangs, claws, breaths, etc). A party solely consisting of counterattacking Destroyers is one to behold.
* TakeYourTime: Narrative-wise, you generally move from one clearly defined mission to another. Gameplay-wise, you're free to hunt dragon and finish quest and grind the levels.
* TakingUpTheMantle: This game is rather fond of this trope, because clearly AnyoneCanDie. [[spoiler:(2020) Rin takes Gatou's JSDF mantle, Emelle takes Natsume's Murakumo mantle. (2020-II) Kirino takes Emelle's Murakumo mantle, Izumi takes Souji's [=SECT11=] mantle.]]
* TimeSkip: After the prologue in the original series, a time skip occur for 3 years. By the time you and your guild woke up, most of the world are under the dragons.
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: (2020) The entirety of chapter 0 takes place during an extremely long solar eclipse, climaxing with the fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry with the eclipse as the background, over the [[AlienGeometries falling-apart-upward]] Tokyo Metropolitan Building.

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** (2020, 2020-II) The skill system has been made more flexible and less tree-like. New tiers of skills are unlocked by building advanced facilities, and only a few skills require investment in other skills.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: (2020-II) Is it Emelle? Emeru? Omar? She's from America, at any rate. [[spoiler:Her true identity is Hypnos, though she doesn't use that name anymore.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: (2020-II) There is a quest chain where you have to justify the existence of Murakumo in a parliamentary hearing. The argumentation gets cut off by a Dragon attacking the daughter of one of the PM.
* StanceSystem: Both in the 7th Dragon and 2020 gives us a rare dungeon crawler instance with the Samurai class. The Samurai is able to switch between Iai and Battou stances, where the Iai stance allows the usage of elementally-imbued, single-hit attacks while Battou stances are for multiple-hit physical attacks.
** The Destroyer (read: Monk) class combines this with CounterAttack. They enter a stance that allows them to counter attack of certain kind (fangs, claws, breaths, etc). A party solely consisting of counterattacking Destroyers is one to behold.
* TakeYourTime: Narrative-wise, you generally move from one clearly defined mission to another. Gameplay-wise, you're free to hunt dragon and finish quest and grind the levels.
* TakingUpTheMantle: This game is rather fond of this trope, because clearly AnyoneCanDie. [[spoiler:(2020) Rin takes Gatou's JSDF mantle, Emelle takes Natsume's Murakumo mantle. (2020-II) Kirino takes Emelle's Murakumo mantle, Izumi takes Souji's [=SECT11=] mantle.]]
* TimeSkip: After the prologue in the original series, a time skip occur for prologue, 3 years. years pass. By the time you and your guild woke wake up, most of the world are is under the dragons.
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: (2020) The entirety of chapter 0 takes place during an extremely long solar eclipse, climaxing with the fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry with the eclipse as the background, over the [[AlienGeometries falling-apart-upward]] Tokyo Metropolitan Building.
dragons.



** (2020, 2020-II) You have your mess in the Murakumo HQ.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: (2020-II) Tokyo Sky Tower, which has been occupied by Mark of Fomalhaut and its ultra deadly Black Furowaru. A significant portion of the game is spent looking for a way to walk into it without dying. It boasts a whopping ''46'' Dragons, about one fifth of total Dragons in the game.
* VillainSong: (2020-II) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGw-24B2TK4 Battlefield - The Seven Threats [DIVA Ver.]]] is pretty clearly sung from the Dragons' point of view.

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** (2020, 2020-II) [[/folder]]


[[folder:''7th Dragon 2020'']]
* AfterTheEnd: The game takes place in a ruined Tokyo.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:By the time 2020-II starts, the only carry-over Murakumo characters are Emelle, Rin, and Kirino.]] Heck, even [[spoiler:Emelle]] bites the dust later. [[spoiler:[[TooCoolToLive Also, Souji]].]]
* BackFromTheBrink: The entirety of the game, but most apparent during Chapter 0.
* BigBad: Fomalhaut, which is closer to an EldritchAbomination than a dragon.
* BigDamnHeroes: SKY, who saves you from War Cry in Chapter 0. [[WeAreStrugglingTogether They don't stay heroes for long]]...
* BigGood: Natsume.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The opening is a significant exaggeration of what your characters can actually do in the game.
* DoomedHometown: [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]. ''Twice''.
* DraconicHumanoid: [[spoiler:Mankind Warrior Takehaya]].
* TheDragonslayer: Murakumo. Their official seal is a sword that goes through the head of a dragon.
* DumbassDJ: Chiron, member of World Relief Association. She listen to people's requests and forward them to you as quests. She is either CrazyAwesome, or a particularly obnoxious kind of TheScrappy.
* {{Eagleland}}: The game really doesn't portray USA nicely. However, the ethics of individual Americans varies.
* FireIceLightning: Everyone gets them eventually, but the Psychic is the classic Mage archetype.
* GlobalCurrency: The [=Az=].
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Human Dragon Mizuchi]].
* GottaKillThemAll: The Dragons. Some of them can be avoided, but you want their {{Phlebotinum}} to repair the facilities in your base.
* GreekChorus: Miku's role in the game is something like this. You can replace the BGM of the game with her songs, the lyrics of which gives interesting insight into your current situation, if not outright {{Foreshadowing}}.
* GunsAkimbo: The gun-wielding Trickers. They are mechanically similar to Dragoons from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': they enter a hard-to-attack state and start attacking with impunity.
* HealingCheckpoint: Green save points recover your life and mana just by walking through them.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: If a combatant character matters in the story, they don't wear a helmet. This even applies to JSDF personnel such as Rin and Gatou!
* HeyYou: Your characters are rarely referred by their name, only "Group 13". For the civilians, you're simply "Murakumo".
* HopelessBossFight: The first fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry in Chapter 0, but thankfully Neko and Daigo are there to bail your asses out. The second fight against him --Wounded War Cry-- is difficult, but you can win.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Rin blames herself on the catastrophic loss of the JSDF, which includes Gatou.]]
* KnifeNut: The Trickster class. It doesn't help that their 'official' character design is the guy InTheHood and there is an AxCrazy-sounding male voice set that seems to be designed solely for them.
* MissionControl: [=NAV3.6=] (male, originally named Miroku), [=NAV3.7=] (female, originally named Miina).
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: If you don't remember where you're supposed to be going, consult the Terminal in your room.
* PatrioticFervor: One of the item is the Flag of Japan, which increases your defense. (But then, stir-fried tofu also boosts your stats.)
* {{Phlebotinum}}: The [=Dz=], which you use to rebuild your base. Only obtainable from Dragons, and there are only 200 of them in the game.
* PlayerHeadquarters: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
* RedShirtArmy: Not entirely. While they are no match for Dragons, the JSDF are portrayed as competent and sometimes even heroic.
* SceneryGorn: Tokyo is absolutely devastated by the Dragon invasion. One area is nearly completely submerged in sands. And in some places, [[AlienGeometries the laws of physics itself is a casualty]].
* SceneryPorn: Furowaru-affected environment are brightly colored and crystalline, they would be nice places for picnic were it not for their temperamental wildlife.
* ShockAndAwe: The dragon Jigowatt.
* ShoutOut: The designation the JSDF gives to the biggest and nastiest dragons are rather interesting, these includes [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Sleepy Hollow]], [[Film/BackToTheFuture Jigowatt]], and [[{{Literature/Jabberwocky}} Jabberwock]].
* SkillScoresAndPerks: The skill system has been made more flexible and less tree-like. New tiers of skills are unlocked by building advanced facilities, and only a few skills require investment in other skills.
* StanceSystem: The Destroyer (read: Monk) class combines this with CounterAttack. They enter a stance that allows them to counter attack of certain kind (fangs, claws, breaths, etc). A party solely consisting of counterattacking Destroyers is one to behold.
* TakingUpTheMantle: This game is rather fond of this trope, because clearly AnyoneCanDie. [[spoiler: Rin takes Gatou's JSDF mantle, Emelle takes Natsume's Murakumo mantle]]. * TotalEclipseOfThePlot: The entirety of chapter 0 takes place during an extremely long solar eclipse, climaxing with the fight against Emperor Dragon War Cry with the eclipse as the background, over the [[AlienGeometries falling-apart-upward]] Tokyo Metropolitan Building.
* TraumaInn:
You have your mess in the Murakumo HQ.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: (2020-II) Tokyo Sky Tower, which has been occupied by Mark of Fomalhaut and its ultra deadly Black Furowaru. A significant portion UrbanFantasy: ''2020'' trades the fantasy setting of the game is spent looking original for a way to walk into it without dying. It boasts a whopping ''46'' Dragons, about one fifth of total Dragons in the game.
* VillainSong: (2020-II) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGw-24B2TK4 Battlefield - The Seven Threats [DIVA Ver.]]] is pretty clearly sung from the Dragons' point of view.
ravaged Tokyo, but there are still melee weapon wielders and casters mixed in.



* WeaponOfChoice: Each class can only use certain weapons, and most have skill trees dedicated to said weapons.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: (2020) Dragons are invading, but Murakumo (your group) and SKY are at each others' throats.
** (2020-II) Repeated UpToEleven with [=SECT11=].
* WhamEpisode: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Emelle know all along that the new super-secret weapons that the Americans are after are the Rushe. And that Murakumo has been cloning them for some time, trampling upon the sanctity of life itself. Souji mocks Emelle for her hollow moral posturing]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, said people have cat ears]].
* WolverinePublicity: (2020, 2020-II) The game heavily advertised itself as featuring [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] (specifically, Hatsune Miku Type-2020). Her role... is not as significant as expected.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink and blue are the most common odd colors for the class portraits.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Each class can only use certain weapons, and most have skill trees dedicated to said weapons.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: (2020)
WeAreStrugglingTogether: Dragons are invading, but Murakumo (your group) and SKY are at each others' throats.
* WolverinePublicity: The game heavily advertised itself as featuring [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] (specifically, Hatsune Miku Type-2020). Her role... is not as significant as expected.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:''7th Dragon 2020-II'']]
* BackFromTheDead: The Black Furowaro spawned by Fomalhaut is able to bring most dragons back to life. Here we go again.
* BigBrotherWorship: It's very clear that Izumi sees her big brother Souji as the coolest person in the world. But then, everyone in [=SECT11=] are awed by him. [[spoiler:This hits her hard after Souji makes a HeroicSacrifice.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [=SECT11=], who saves you from Mark of Fomalhaut in the Prologue. [[TheRival Idem ditto]].
* BigGood Emelle.
* ButNotTooForeign: The very American [=SECT11=] are led by the siblings Souji and Izumi Sakuraba. This is even given a lampshade by Group 13, in which they question the siblings Japanese spirit-- being Americans, they simply shrug.
* ChristmasCake: Murakumo officer Miya, by her own admission. Also a cool person.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:The fight against Drago-Satana at the end of Chapter 4.]]
* CombinationAttack: Boss enemies may have combination attack of their own. Those [=SECT11=] guys are especially brutal.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:Fomalhaut's invasion of National Diet Building, which forces everyone to go deep underground with no obvious way out. The invasion also lead to the death of Rin's troops, just about everyone in [=SECT11=], and ''Emelle''.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Emelle, before Fomalhaut.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Emelle''': Listen, Fomalhaut! I won! Group 13 shall continue my struggle!]]
%% Approximate translation.
* DemotedToExtra: Rin is largely outside the spotlight. The personal drama now centers around Emelle.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:[=SECT11=]]. Unfortunately, [=SECT11=] is almost immediately destroyed by Fomalhaut.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: There's a sidequest where you have to prevent some refugees from carrying out a suicide pact.
* {{Eagleland}}: [[spoiler:The real reason [=SECT11=] is sent to Japan is to secure anti-Dragon weaponry, the Rushe. If they have to trample on somebody else's sovereignty, so be it.]]
* EarthAllAlong: One that applies retroactively: [[spoiler:Eden is Earth, 12,000 years before the present time. During that time the civilization of Atlantis existed, and the Rushe lived there]].
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: National Diet Building.
* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Even Souji is appalled that President David of the USA decides to abandon Japan to the Black Furowaro, now that he's got a Rushe in his hands.]]
* FossilRevival: [[spoiler:Turns out that Murakumo has been reviving the Rushe this way, in order to use them as the sword that shall slay the Dragons, as they were in the distant antiquity.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Souji admits his defeat at the hand of Group 13 in Kokubunji, and let them take the LivingMacGuffin. It's not like [=SECT11=] wanted to fight, anyway...]]
* GunsAkimbo: Souji's preferred fighting style.
* HereThereWereDragons: [[spoiler:Turns out that there were Dragons invasion 12,000 years ago, which was fought by the Rushe]].
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Izumi, after Souji make a HeroicSacrifice to break Fomalhaut's siege of Murakumo HQ. She only gets out of it after ''everyone'' gives her a GetAholdOfYourselfMan talk.]]
* HeyYou: Emelle is about the only one who refer to your party leader by their name, which is rather touching.
* HopelessBossFight:
** (2020-II) The fight against Mark of Fomalhaut in the Prologue.
** The first fight against Sleepy Hollow in Chapter 3.
* HostageSituation: [[spoiler:When it becomes clear that Murakumo can't be stopped from saving the Rushe clone in custody of [=SECT11=], Souji gives Emelle two choice: either the Japanese allow his squad a safe passage back to the USA, or the Rushe clone gets it]].
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:What Emelle actually is. She is not human, but an entity from outer space known as Hypnos. She is interested in humans, because 'humans are strong'.]]
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:The conflict between Murakumo and [=SECT11=] over Marina takes over a significant portion of the story. The portion that can be spent, you know, actually fighting Dragons.]]
* HurtingHero: It's strongly implied that Murakumo members are like this. After all, your hometown has been doomed ''twice''. [[spoiler:It really shows when they help [=SECT11=] despite the latter having stabbed them in the back, because [=SECT11=] are human too.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Idol class uses megaphones.
* LittleBitBeastly: [[spoiler: The Rushe are back (as clones), starting from Chapter 4 (from the beginning if you use NewGamePlus).]]
* MacGuffin: [[spoiler:{{Orichalcum}}, which is required to forge Dragonslayer.]]
* TheMedic: The healer archetype has been merged with wizard, and are now called Psychic. [[BoringButPractical They are a necessity]].
* PowerNullifier: The Confucators(?). You need to install them throughout Shinjuku before you can fight Sleepy Hollow.
* {{Precursor}}: [[spoiler:Even though humans and Rushe used to coexist 12,000 years ago, 2020-II clearly put the Rushe in this role. They were once advanced people, they repelled Dragon invasion, and the humans of present time uses Rushe technology to fight Dragon invasion of today.]]
* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler:Those [=SECT11=] folks aren't the type to give up, aren't they? They keep hindering you from saving Marina in Chapter 4. On the upside, their boss music (vs. human battle theme) is [[AwesomeMusic one of the best]] in the game.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: The Idol class. ''All'' of their skills are based on being a superstar on an ego trip. They even have a special gauge for this purpose, called Fever. An Idol with SS-level Fever is an unstoppable presence on the battlefield.
* TheRival: [=SECT11=], American equivalent to Murakumo. [[spoiler:They have other missions beyond slaying dragons.]]
* ShoutOut: Certain skills of the Idol make her do a pose similar to Travolta from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. And her special gauge is called 'Fever'!
* SiblingTeam: [=SECT11=]'s Souji and Izumi Sakuraba.
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: The Destroyer's EX-Skill, Sky-High Meteor is clearly learned from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Dincht's school of pugilism]]. They launch themselves beyond the atmosphere and administer a meteoric kick to the enemy, which then ''explodes''. The explosion engulfs (at the very least) the entirety of Tokyo, visible from outer space.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Emelle? Emeru? Omar? She's from America, at any rate. [[spoiler:Her true identity is Hypnos, though she doesn't use that name anymore.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: There is a quest chain where you have to justify the existence of Murakumo in a parliamentary hearing. The argument gets cut off by a Dragon attacking the daughter of one of the PM.
* TakingUpTheMantle: [[spoiler:Kirino takes Emelle's Murakumo mantle, Izumi takes Souji's [=SECT11=] mantle.]]
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Tokyo Sky Tower, which has been occupied by Mark of Fomalhaut and its ultra deadly Black Furowaru. A significant portion of the game is spent looking for a way to walk into it without dying. It boasts a whopping ''46'' Dragons, about one fifth of total Dragons in the game.
* VillainSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGw-24B2TK4 Battlefield - The Seven Threats [DIVA Ver.]]] is pretty clearly sung from the Dragons' point of view.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether:
Repeated UpToEleven with [=SECT11=].
* WhamEpisode: (2020-II) [[spoiler:Emelle know all along that the new super-secret weapons that the Americans are after are the Rushe. And that Murakumo has been cloning them for some time, trampling upon the sanctity of life itself. Souji mocks Emelle for her hollow moral posturing]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, said people have cat ears]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:''7th Dragon III'']]
* WolverinePublicity: (2020, 2020-II) The OddlyNamedSequel: This game heavily advertised itself as featuring [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] (specifically, Hatsune Miku Type-2020). Her role... is not as significant as expected.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink and blue are
follows the most common odd colors for ''2020'' series, but leaves the class portraits.''2020'' part out. Granted, it takes place long after ''2020'', but confusion can still abound.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: There's DLC that lets you use some character portraits from the ''2020'' games.
[[/folder]]

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