History VideoGame / SkiesOfArcadia

23rd Mar '17 5:28:47 PM Dere
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** Gordo's name is the Spanish word for fat. Fittingly, he's stereotypical fat glutton.

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** Gordo's name is the Spanish word for fat. Fittingly, he's a stereotypical fat glutton.
23rd Mar '17 5:28:41 PM Dere
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** Gordo's name means "fat" in Spanish. Fittingly, he's a parody of fat people.

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** Gordo's name means "fat" in Spanish. is the Spanish word for fat. Fittingly, he's a parody of stereotypical fat people.glutton.
23rd Mar '17 7:34:23 AM Dere
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* MeaningfulName: Fina's name means delicate or elegant in Spanish, which is fitting considering that she's a ProperLady [[WomanInWhite in White]] and [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl the girly girl to Aika's tomboy]].

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Fina's name means delicate or elegant in Spanish, which is fitting considering that she's a ProperLady [[WomanInWhite in White]] and [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl the girly girl to Aika's tomboy]].tomboy]].
** Gordo's name means "fat" in Spanish. Fittingly, he's a parody of fat people.
21st Mar '17 6:32:12 AM Dere
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* MeaningfulName: Fina's name means delicate or elegant in Spanish, which is fitting considering that she's a ProperLady [[WomanInWhite in White]] and [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl the girly girl to Aika's tomboy]].
19th Mar '17 12:04:15 PM nombretomado
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* {{Homage}}: As the game opens, Fina is captured by a Valuan ship in a sequence reminiscent of ''StarWarsANewHope''.

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* {{Homage}}: As the game opens, Fina is captured by a Valuan ship in a sequence reminiscent of ''StarWarsANewHope''.''Film/StarWarsANewHope''.
27th Feb '17 9:02:00 PM Steam_Lord
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** Vigoro's ship is more gun than ship, with no way to aim without turning.



** The Purple Civilization. Very little is known about them, and they all just disappeared after the Rains, despite their capitol having survived intact. Unlike the other five, they aren't shown to have any descendants whatsoever. However, it is implied that they [[spoiler: were all killed by Plergoth after his master died and they lost control of him, since they were unable to remove the Purple Moon Crystal.]]

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** The Purple Civilization. Very little is known about them, and they all just disappeared after the Rains, despite their capitol having survived intact. Unlike the other five, they aren't shown to have any descendants whatsoever. However, it is implied that they [[spoiler: were all killed by Plergoth after his master died and they lost control of him, since they were unable to remove the Purple Moon Crystal.]]]] Interestingly, their dungeon contains trivia questions about them required to pass.
27th Feb '17 8:52:50 PM Steam_Lord
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* BeehiveBarrier: The Dome of Light that protects [[spoiler: Soltis]]

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* BeehiveBarrier: The Dome of Light that protects [[spoiler: Soltis]]Soltis]]. Also, taking "evasive action" is represented as this.
19th Feb '17 4:14:46 PM Grammarific
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* ClimacticElevatorRide: Three examples. At the end of Rixis, a lift transports you to the ziggurat where the Green Crystal is [[spoiler:(or at least ''used'' to be)]] stashed. When flying the upgraded Delphinus, you can see that the temple lies just above the cloud line.

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* ClimacticElevatorRide: Three examples. At the end of Rixis, a lift transports you to the ziggurat where the Green Crystal is [[spoiler:(or at least ''used'' to be)]] stashed. When flying the upgraded Delphinus, ''Delphinus'', you can see that the temple lies just above the cloud line.
12th Feb '17 7:32:18 PM Grammarific
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It also received a manga, which keeps the game's core story elements, but also takes some [[DarkerAndEdgier creative liberties]] as well: Vyse is also a lot more reckless, and Fina more angsty.

As of 2012, the game was finally inducted into the ''SEGASuperstars'' series via Vyse's inclusion as a playable character in ''Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed''. The game also includes a Skies of Arcadia inspired track with remixes of songs from the game.

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It also received a manga, which keeps the game's core story elements, but also takes some [[DarkerAndEdgier creative liberties]] as well: well; Vyse is also a lot more reckless, and Fina more angsty.

As of 2012, the game was finally inducted into the ''SEGASuperstars'' series via Vyse's inclusion as a playable character in ''Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed''. The game also includes a Skies ''Skies of Arcadia inspired Arcadia''-inspired track with remixes of songs from the game.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Vyse is quite the playboy of the skies, but he attracts his share of creepy admirers, as well: The butterball moneylender Osman, the Ixa'ness demons, the rich bachelor Daikokuya...

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Vyse is quite the playboy of the skies, but he attracts his share of creepy admirers, as well: The the butterball moneylender Osman, the Ixa'ness demons, the rich bachelor Daikokuya...



* AfterTheEnd: The story incorporates post-apocalyptic elements a surprising number of times for how cheery the game is. In truth, [[spoiler:the Rains of Destruction wracked the planet many centuries ago and threatens to destroy the world again if the heroes can't stop it]].
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: The Hydra, though there is no need for runways since airships in ''Skies'' function like boats rather than planes.

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* AfterTheEnd: The story incorporates post-apocalyptic elements a surprising number of times for how cheery the game is. In truth, [[spoiler:the Rains of Destruction wracked the planet many centuries ago and threatens threaten to destroy the world again if the heroes can't stop it]].
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: The Hydra, ''Hydra'', though there is no need for runways runways, since airships in ''Skies'' function like boats rather than planes.



** After their {{Heel Realization}}s and subsequent [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turn]]s, [[spoiler:Gregorio and Belleza]] both suffer an untimely fate and are mourned.

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** After their {{Heel Realization}}s and subsequent [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turn]]s, [[spoiler:Gregorio and Belleza]] both suffer an untimely fate fates and are mourned.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Repeatedly. First, Galcian lays waste to [[DoomedHometown Dyne's base]]. Then the Delphinus is (briefly) recaptured by Belleza during her coup d'état in Yafutoma. Last but not least, Ramirez traces [[spoiler:Vyse's ship]] back to [[spoiler:Cresent Island]] and destroys his base ''again''.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Repeatedly. First, Galcian lays waste to [[DoomedHometown Dyne's base]]. Then the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' is (briefly) recaptured by Belleza during her coup d'état in Yafutoma. Last but not least, Ramirez traces [[spoiler:Vyse's ship]] back to [[spoiler:Cresent [[spoiler:Crescent Island]] and destroys his base ''again''.



* AmazonBrigade: The Ixa'ness are a splinter tribe that broke off from the mainland of Ixa'Taka. Being a militant matriarchy, they routinely kidnap toothsome males to keep their birthrate up. In the Gamecube version, a pack of Ixa'ness hunters take a shine to Vyse.

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* AmazonBrigade: The Ixa'ness are a splinter tribe that broke off from the mainland of Ixa'Taka. Being a militant matriarchy, they routinely kidnap toothsome males to keep their birthrate up. In the Gamecube GameCube version, a pack of Ixa'ness hunters take a shine to Vyse.



** Aika works a job as a barmaid, buys her own dinghy, sails all the way to Valua's coastline, finds Daccat's atoll amidst a sea of identical islands, endures a deadly maze, and what does she have to show for it? A troll message left by Daccat and a solitary gold coin! [Inverted, as the coin can be sold for a tidy sum, but Aika doesn't know it at first.)

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** Aika works a job as a barmaid, buys her own dinghy, sails all the way to Valua's coastline, finds Daccat's atoll amidst a sea of identical islands, endures a deadly maze, and what does she have to show for it? A troll message left by Daccat and a solitary gold coin! [Inverted, (Inverted, as the coin can be sold for a tidy sum, but Aika doesn't know it at first.)



* AllYourColorsCombined: The special move [[LimitBreak Prophecy]] is this. %%better words plz
* AlwaysNight: Toyed with in Valua, where the Yellow Moon creates thunderstorms which constantly shroud the continent in darkness. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the game's ending when [[spoiler:Enrique and Moegi return after the Rains to help rebuild]], showing sunlight piercing though the clouds. It's also possible the darkness could have been caused by pollution, due to Lower City being filled with factories and other industrial centers.
* AnimatedArmor: Guardian, the boss of Shrine Island. A tough cookie in its own right -- and you face [[DegradedBoss more of them]] in the final dungeon, except this time, they're in mint condition.
* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou: After getting your own pirate base, you can design the buildings in various styles depending on the carpenter you choose to build them.

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* AllYourColorsCombined: The Exemplified by the special move [[LimitBreak Prophecy]] is this. %%better words plz
Prophecy]], to which all four party members contribute at once.
* AlwaysNight: Toyed with in Valua, where the Yellow Moon creates thunderstorms which constantly shroud the continent in darkness. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the game's ending when [[spoiler:Enrique and Moegi return after the Rains to help rebuild]], showing sunlight piercing though the clouds. It's also possible the darkness could have been caused at least partly by pollution, due to Lower City being filled with factories and other industrial centers.
* AnimatedArmor: Guardian, the boss of Shrine Island. A tough cookie in its own right -- and right—and you face [[DegradedBoss more of them]] in the final dungeon, except this time, they're in mint condition.
* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou: After getting your own pirate base, you can design the buildings in various styles styles, depending on the carpenter you choose to build them.



* AristocratsAreEvil: Alfonso is the only Valuan Admiral without any sense of honor (except De Loco, who is demonstratively insane), and it's made clear that the only reason he even got the job is because he comes from an extremely prominent family. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Enrique, the Prince. Also averted by Illchymis who wants to heal the sick. This trope is also what causes Ramirez to go mad: he winds up siding with a FourStarBadass who earned his position, rather than inherited it.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Alfonso is the only Valuan Admiral without any sense of honor (except De Loco, who is demonstratively insane), and it's made clear that the only reason he even got the job is because he comes from an extremely prominent family. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Enrique, the Prince. Also averted by Illchymis Illchymis, who wants to heal the sick. This trope is also what causes Ramirez to go mad: he He winds up siding with a FourStarBadass who earned his position, rather than inherited it.



* ArmiesAreEvil: Empress Teodora believes she's in charge of the imperial armada. She is mistaken.

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* ArmiesAreEvil: Empress Teodora believes she's in charge of the imperial armada.Imperial Armada. She is mistaken.



** For her ''Omega Psyclone'' attack, Aika throws her boomerang into the air, jumps up maybe one hundred feet to grab it, somersaults, and throws multiple copies of it into the ground, which creates the fiery outline of a hexagon, which then explodes and turns every bit of ground as far as the eye can see into a pit of magma. Then ''that'' explodes, dealing... half as much damage as Vyse whacking someone in the face with the Vorlick blade would. It's useful while you're grinding until you get your spirit levels high enough to be able to use Rain of Swords on the first turn, as it will clear out most weak enemies and do a decent chunk of damage to stronger ones.
** Prophecy and Blue Rogues. The former [[ColonyDrop calls down a moon on your opponents]] for a huge amount of damage to all enemies. The latter calls members of your crew to either deal damage to your enemies or heal your party. Either attack also makes enemies skip their turns. However, you can only use these attacks after the story event where you get [[CoolShip the Delphinus]], you have to charge your spirit points to max, and the attack takes all your spirit points. By the time you've completely filled the spirit bar, you could've probably done comparable damage just whacking your enemies with basic attacks and a few special moves.

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** For her ''Omega Psyclone'' attack, Aika throws her boomerang into the air, jumps up maybe one hundred feet to grab it, somersaults, and throws multiple copies of it into the ground, which creates the fiery outline of a hexagon, which then explodes and turns every bit of ground as far as the eye can see into a pit of magma. Then ''that'' explodes, dealing... half as much damage as Vyse whacking someone in the face with the Vorlick Vorlik blade would. It's useful while you're grinding until you get your spirit levels high enough to be able to use Rain of Swords on the first turn, as it will clear out most weak enemies and do a decent chunk of damage to stronger ones.
** Prophecy and Blue Rogues. The former [[ColonyDrop calls down a moon on your opponents]] for a huge amount of damage to all enemies. The latter calls members of your crew to either deal damage to your enemies or heal your party. Either attack also makes enemies skip their turns. However, you can only use these attacks after the story event where you get [[CoolShip the Delphinus]], ''[[CoolShip Delphinus]]'', you have to charge your spirit points to max, and the attack takes all your spirit points. By the time you've completely filled the spirit bar, you could've probably done comparable damage just whacking your enemies with basic attacks and a few special moves.



* BettyAndVeronica: Loosely speaking, Fina and Aika respectively. However, it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] and largely [[AvertedTrope averted]], because neither girl actively pursues Vyse.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rupee Larso. Nice kid, [[FatherIDontWantToFight doesn't like violence]]... But when you get his HP down below half, he can pull out his Berserk Rupee attack for devastating damage.
* {{BFS}}: Grand Admiral Galcian uses one of these. Looks out of place because nearly every other hand weapon in the game is realistically-proportioned. Vyse's Vorlik Blade certainly isn't ideal for holding in one hand. And the Sky Fang... well, enough said.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Loosely speaking, Fina and Aika Aika, respectively. However, it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] and largely [[AvertedTrope averted]], because neither girl actively pursues Vyse.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rupee Larso. Nice kid, [[FatherIDontWantToFight doesn't like violence]]... But but when you get his HP down below half, he can pull out his Berserk Rupee attack for devastating damage.
* {{BFS}}: Grand Admiral Galcian uses one of these. Looks out of place because nearly every other hand weapon in the game is realistically-proportioned.realistically proportioned. Vyse's Vorlik Blade certainly isn't ideal for holding in one hand. And the Sky Fang... well, enough said.



** The bottom of Galcian's floating fortress, the Hydra, is a massive WaveMotionGun.

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** The bottom of Galcian's floating fortress, the Hydra, ''Hydra'', is a massive WaveMotionGun.



** The name of Ramirez's flagship, the Monoceros, despite sounding like it would be type of rhinoceros is in fact Greek for [[FluffyTheTerrible unicorn]].

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** The name of Ramirez's flagship, the Monoceros, ''Monoceros'', despite sounding like it would be type of rhinoceros rhinoceros, is in fact Greek for [[FluffyTheTerrible unicorn]].



* BlindIdiotTranslation: Thankfully not the game itself, but the instruction manual for ''Legends'' is... something.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Thankfully not the game itself, but the instruction manual for ''Legends'' is... something.



* BloodKnight: Vigoro says he doesn't care whom he works for or to what end as long as he gets to fight.

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* BloodKnight: Vigoro says he doesn't care whom he works for or to what end end, as long as he gets to fight.



* BookEnds: The game starts with Vyse and Aika retrieving a large Moon Stone from Shrine Island, which turns out to be [[spoiler:the entry way to the final dungeon]].

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* BookEnds: The game starts with Vyse and Aika retrieving a large Moon Stone from Shrine Island, which turns out to be [[spoiler:the entry way entryway to the final dungeon]].



* BossCorridor: Most the game's bosses get one, namely Bleigock (blocking the ladder leading out of the sewers -- and surrounded by skulls, to boot), Rokwyrm (slaying the serpent transforms his corpse into a makeshift bridge over magma), Rik'Talish (a mountaintop shrine), Sinistra and Destra (the centerpiece of Captain Daccat's funhouse), Tortigar (an underground spring), and the long slope leading to Soltis' laser cone -- where Galcian/Ramirez is waiting. The corridor in Soltis is actually visited twice: once when the continent is underground and again after it rises. A boss awaits Vyse at the end of both trips.
* BraggingRightsReward: All of the quests to earn the Three Secrets, which also includes ''another'' boss fight.
* BreadAndCircuses: Lower City is full of peasants with no prospects, no food, and no hope. They sustain themselves on the rotten food left behind by the nobles (one little girl has never even tasted non-stale bread). The men work all day building battleships until their knees buckle and their backs break. The only pleasure in life, the only thing which keeps them going, is witnessing enemies of the state being beheaded in the arena. This is as democratic as Valua gets: the coliseum is placed directly between Upper and Lower City.

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* BossCorridor: Most the game's bosses get one, namely Bleigock Blelgock (blocking the ladder leading out of the sewers -- and sewers—and surrounded by skulls, to boot), Rokwyrm (slaying the serpent transforms his corpse into a makeshift bridge over magma), Rik'Talish (a mountaintop shrine), Sinistra and Destra (the centerpiece of Captain Daccat's funhouse), fun house), Tortigar (an underground spring), and the long slope leading to Soltis' laser cone -- where cone—where Galcian/Ramirez is waiting. The corridor in Soltis is actually visited twice: once when the continent is underground underground, and again after it rises. A boss awaits Vyse at the end of both trips.
* BraggingRightsReward: All of the quests to earn the Three Secrets, each of which also includes ''another'' boss fight.
* BreadAndCircuses: Lower City is full of peasants with no prospects, no food, and no hope. They sustain themselves on the rotten food left behind by the nobles (one nobles. (One little girl has never even tasted non-stale bread). bread.) The men work all day building battleships until their knees buckle and their backs break. The only pleasure in life, the only thing which keeps them going, is witnessing enemies of the state being beheaded in the arena. This is as democratic as Valua gets: gets; the coliseum is placed directly between Upper and Lower City.



* BoringButPractical: Aika's Delta Shield is pretty much the only way that you can survive some of the Wanted Battles and later boss fights, as many endgame bosses ''will'' be using the instant death Eterni spells every other turn. Gilder's Aura of Denial has a similar effect. By association, a late-game accessory you can get - the Valuan Medallion - falls under this; while it doesn't provide a massive status buff, it negates Eterni spells.
** Enrique's Justice Shield is also effective for the more physically-demanding boss fights, as it cuts any physical damage in half for that turn.

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* BoringButPractical: Aika's Delta Shield is pretty much the only way that you can survive some of the Wanted Battles and later boss fights, as many endgame bosses ''will'' be using the instant death Eterni spells every other turn. Gilder's Aura of Denial has a similar effect. By association, a late-game accessory you can get - get, the Valuan Medallion - Medallion, falls under this; while it doesn't provide a massive status buff, it negates Eterni spells.
** Enrique's Justice Shield is also effective for the more physically-demanding physically demanding boss fights, as it cuts any physical damage in half for that turn.



* CastOfSnowflakes: Apart from a few {{Mooks}} and (some of) the shopkeepers, just about everyone from the main characters to random citizens has their own character model. Hell, even the two uniformed guards in front of Nasrad's and Yafutoma's palaces look different from each other.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Apart from a few {{Mooks}} and (some of) the shopkeepers, just about everyone everyone, from the main characters to random citizens citizens, has their own character model. Hell, even the two uniformed guards in front of Nasrad's and Yafutoma's palaces look different from each other.



* TheCityNarrows: Valua's Lower City is a hive of thieves, beggars, and hatred, all wrapped in a cocoon of rusted-out metal and pollution.... in stark contrast to the [[{{Arcadia}} agricultural simplicity]] of Pirate Isle. There's even a Pow lookalike wandering the streets; but instead of happily greeting you like the previous huskra did, it just growls.

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* TheCityNarrows: Valua's Lower City is a hive of thieves, beggars, and hatred, all wrapped in a cocoon of rusted-out metal and pollution.... pollution...in stark contrast to the [[{{Arcadia}} agricultural simplicity]] of Pirate Isle. There's even a Pow lookalike wandering the streets; but instead of happily greeting you like the previous huskra did, it just growls.



** Now Bellena's CleavageWindow on the [[UpToEleven other hand]]...
* ClimacticElevatorRide: Three examples. At the end of Rixis, a lift transports you to the ziggurat where the Green Crystal is (or at least ''used'' to be) stashed. When flying the upgraded Delphinus, you can see that the temple lies just above the cloud line.
** Princess Moegi has a hidden escape pod which runs on blue crystals. It leads directly to the high-altitude Tengou shrine.
** Dangral Island leads down to hell, rather than up. The second Vigoro duel happens in mid-transport. Later, after Galcian revives Soltis, the elevator jams and Vyse has to hurry across the collapsing railway.
* ColonyDrop: The Prophecy Crew Special command drops one of the moons onto the enemies Vyse and Co. are facing. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler: The Silvite Elder]] do this with [[spoiler:the Silver Shrine]] in order to help Vyse and Co. past the BeehiveBarrier and into TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.

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** Now Bellena's CleavageWindow CleavageWindow, on the [[UpToEleven other hand]]...
* ClimacticElevatorRide: Three examples. At the end of Rixis, a lift transports you to the ziggurat where the Green Crystal is (or [[spoiler:(or at least ''used'' to be) be)]] stashed. When flying the upgraded Delphinus, you can see that the temple lies just above the cloud line.
** Princess Moegi has a hidden escape pod which runs on blue crystals. It leads directly to the high-altitude Tengou Tenkou shrine.
** Dangral Island leads down to hell, rather than up. The second Vigoro duel happens in mid-transport. Later, after Galcian revives Soltis, the elevator jams jams, and Vyse has to hurry across the collapsing railway.
* ColonyDrop: The Prophecy Crew Special command drops one of the moons onto the enemies Vyse and Co. are facing. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler: The Silvite Elder]] Elders]] do this with [[spoiler:the Silver Shrine]] in order to help Vyse and Co. past the BeehiveBarrier and into TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.



** The moons, moon stones, and civilizations, all six colors - Green, Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow, and Silver, with a lone discovery in the Dark Rift hinting to a Black Moon.
** Galcian's admirals. It's like watching a Gothic reenactment of ''Film/DickTracy'': Alfonso is yellow/white, Gregorio is Brown, Vigoro is blue, Belleza is pink/red, De Loco is green, and Ramirez is silver/black.
** During the Blue Rogues special attack, the back ground color indicates whether the featured crew member is attacking (blue) or healing (red).

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** The moons, moon stones, and civilizations, all six colors - colors: Green, Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow, and Silver, with a lone discovery in the Dark Rift hinting to a Black Moon.
** Galcian's admirals. It's like watching a Gothic reenactment of ''Film/DickTracy'': Alfonso is yellow/white, Gregorio is Brown, brown, Vigoro is blue, Belleza is pink/red, De Loco is green, and Ramirez is silver/black.
** During the Blue Rogues special attack, the back ground background color indicates whether the featured crew member is attacking (blue) or healing (red).



-->'''Vigoro:''' Hey Vyse! My cannon's bigger than yours!
-->'''Aika:''' Talk about trying to compensate... That guy's got a complex.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The reason why you'll be using Delta Shield every turn for the last third of the game is because if an enemy uses a Silver [[OneHitKill Instant Death]] spell, it ''will'' wipe out at least two of your four party members. Worse still is that even though you choose your actions at the start of each battle round, the computer is under no such restriction: therefore, it ''will'' use an instant death spell the second you decide not to use Delta Shield.

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-->'''Vigoro:''' Hey Hey, Vyse! My cannon's bigger than yours!
-->'''Aika:''' Talk about trying to compensate...compensate.... That guy's got a complex.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The reason why you'll be using Delta Shield every turn for the last third of the game is because if an enemy uses a Silver [[OneHitKill Instant Death]] spell, it ''will'' wipe out at least two of your four party members. Worse still is that even though you choose your actions at the start of each battle round, the computer is under no such restriction: therefore, restriction. Therefore, it ''will'' use an instant death spell the second you decide not to use Delta Shield.



* CoolShip: The Delphinus has elements of both a CoolBoat and a CoolPlane, given how ships work in this game.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun and IndyEscape: The Temple of Pyrynn features a pair of these. An endless flurry of stone spheres will roll down the slope, with small crevices for Vyse to hide in.

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* CoolShip: The Delphinus ''Delphinus'' has elements of both a CoolBoat and a CoolPlane, given how ships work in this game.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun and IndyEscape: The Temple of Pyrynn features a pair of these. An endless flurry of stone spheres will roll down the slope, with small crevices in the flanking walls for Vyse to hide in.



** You'd think that if there were just ''one'' enemy in the entire game that you should be allowed to fight, it would be that smug jerk Alfonso. Instead, he goes out with [[spoiler:the Empress]] when [[spoiler:Valua gets totaled]]. Of course, by then you've put him through the HumiliationConga so many times, a boss fight with him would probably be a joke, anyway...
** Hell, Teodora herself qualifies for this. She's the main antagonist for much of the game, yet she is never even shown in anything but her throne. Not only that but she never even meets Vyse and the gang in person before [[spoiler:she is smashed]].

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** You'd think that if there were just ''one'' enemy in the entire game that you should be allowed to fight, it would be that smug jerk Alfonso. Instead, he goes out with [[spoiler:the Empress]] when [[spoiler:Valua gets totaled]]. Of course, by then then, you've put him through the HumiliationConga so many times, a boss fight with him would probably be a joke, anyway...
** Hell, Teodora herself qualifies for this. She's the main antagonist for much of the game, yet she is never even shown in anything but her throne. Not only that that, but she never even meets Vyse and the gang in person before [[spoiler:she is smashed]].



* EncounterBait / EncounterRepellant: The Black Map and The White Map, respectively, both of which are accessories that one of your party members can equip. The Black Map increases the random encounter rate, while the White Map decreases it. In addition, the Black Map makes it impossible for enemies to run away, while the White Map makes it easier for your party to successfully escape from battle.

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* EncounterBait / EncounterRepellant: The Black Map and The the White Map, respectively, both of which are accessories that one of your party members can equip. The Black Map increases the random encounter rate, while the White Map decreases it. In addition, the Black Map makes it impossible for enemies to run away, while the White Map makes it easier for your party to successfully escape from battle.



** Aika and Fina become stranded in Nasr at one point, and require money to buy a ship and go looking for Vyse. They get jobs as... barmaids. The bartender and his customers are distraught when they later quit.

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** Aika and Fina become stranded in Nasr at one point, and require money to buy a ship and go looking for Vyse. They get jobs as... barmaids. The bartender and his customers are distraught when they later quit.



** Valua is primarily 16th century Spain, with a dash of Victorian Britain.

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** Valua is primarily 16th century 16th-century Spain, with a dash of Victorian Britain.



** Yafutoma is [[{{Wutai}} Japan]].

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** Yafutoma is [[{{Wutai}} Japan]].Japan]], with a light smattering of China.



** The hunt for the fallen Moon Stone at the start of the game and later, the hunt for Daccat's Treasure. Both are necessary sequences in the plot and not actually detours.
** The quest to help a woman in Esperanza get reunited with her mother in Nasr (in Maramba), which involves each of them asking you to get things from the other.
** Getting all the moonfish in the Gamecube version. You get awesome rewards and backstory for every few fish you bring, so it's not too frustrating most of the time.

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** The hunt for the fallen Moon Stone moon stone at the start of the game game, and later, the hunt for Daccat's Treasure. Both are necessary sequences in the plot and not actually detours.
** The quest to help a woman in Esperanza Esparanza get reunited with her mother in Nasr Maramba (in Maramba), Nasr), which involves each of them asking you to get things from from/for the other.
** Getting all the moonfish in the Gamecube GameCube version. You get awesome rewards and backstory for every few fish you bring, so it's not too frustrating most of the time.



** TheSmartGuy: Gilder & Enrique takes turn at this trope (Overlaps with SixthRanger).

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** TheSmartGuy: Gilder & Enrique takes turn take turns at this trope (Overlaps with SixthRanger).



* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: The ''Delphinus'' is armed with the Moonstone Cannon, which is basically an {{Expy}} of the classic [[SpaceBattleshipYamato Wave Motion Gun]]. Essentially, the Moonstone Cannon ''is'' the keel of the ''Delphinus''.
** [[spoiler:Zelos]]' 'eye', which is eerily fixed on the Delphinus during your fight.

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* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: The ''Delphinus'' is armed with the Moonstone Moon Stone Cannon, which is basically an {{Expy}} of the classic [[SpaceBattleshipYamato Wave Motion Gun]]. Essentially, the Moonstone Moon Stone Cannon ''is'' the keel of the ''Delphinus''.
** [[spoiler:Zelos]]' 'eye', ''eye'', which is eerily fixed on the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' during your fight.



** In Deep Sky, if you squint [[spoiler:as you're riding down the vortex tunnel up until you reach the surface, you can see the actual parts of Soltis behind the tunnel. However, it's only fully visible when lightning flashes.]]
** After getting a base Aika comments that Fina is sounding more like an Air Pirate each day and by the time they're done, she'll be dressed like one as Cupil will be wearing an eyepatch. [[spoiler: All of this is true in the ending.]]
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Loqua. It's stated that it's just juice, but it's treated as a type of liquor or beer, and the tavern in Esperanza has a couple people who are [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Their Sorrows]] in it. In the Japanese, it's more openly liquor.

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** In Deep Sky, if you squint [[spoiler:as you're riding up or down the vortex tunnel up until you reach the surface, bottom/top, you can see the actual parts of Soltis behind beyond the tunnel.tunnel walls. However, it's only fully visible when lightning flashes.]]
** After getting a base base, Aika comments that Fina is sounding more like an Air Pirate each day day, and that by the time they're done, she'll be dressed like one as and Cupil will be wearing an eyepatch. [[spoiler: All of this is true in the ending.]]
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Loqua. It's stated that it's just juice, but it's treated as a type of liquor or beer, and the tavern in Esperanza Esparanza has a couple of people who are [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Their Sorrows]] in it. In the Japanese, it's more openly liquor.



** The ''really'' interesting bit is that your two female companions (and a vast majority of other female characters, including Piastol -- an otherwise leather-clad dominatrix-looking type) do NOT have any jiggle physics to speak of. This implies that it isn't an artifact of the physics engine, but instead something that someone spent development time on simulating.
* GangstaStyle: At short range, Gilder fires his pistol like this. At long range, he uses a more sensible two-handed grip. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since "short range" for Gilder essentially means placing the barrel right in the enemy's face.
* GhostTown: Esperanza. Founded as a colony on the new frontier, it was once a magnet for explorers and commerce. Eventualy, the sailors gave up on uselessly crashing their ships into the Dark Rift, leaving behind a few penniless stragglers to keep Valua's flag flying. The Empire cut its losses and withdrew from the city, leaving it to rust. Happily, the headstong Vyse kicks the residents back in gear by barging into the tavern and telling them how it's gonna be: the ''Delphinus'' is going to pass through the Dark Rift with or without their help. The washed-up helmsman, Don, has the option of joining the crew and discovering a safe passage through the rift; in the epilogue, he's running his own ferry service between Esperanza and Yafutoma.

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** The ''really'' interesting bit is that your two female companions (and a vast majority of other female characters, including Piastol -- Piastol, an otherwise leather-clad dominatrix-looking type) do NOT have any jiggle physics to speak of. This implies that it isn't an artifact of the physics engine, but instead something that someone spent development time on simulating.
* GangstaStyle: At short range, Gilder fires his pistol like this. At long range, he uses a more sensible two-handed grip. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] justified]], since "short range" for Gilder essentially means placing the barrel right in the enemy's face.
* GhostTown: Esperanza.Esparanza. Founded as a colony on the new frontier, it was once a magnet for explorers and commerce. Eventualy, Eventually, the sailors gave up on uselessly crashing their ships into the Dark Rift, leaving behind a few penniless stragglers to keep Valua's flag flying. The Empire cut its losses and withdrew from the city, leaving it to rust. Happily, the headstong Vyse kicks the residents back in gear by barging into the tavern and telling them how it's gonna be: the The ''Delphinus'' is going to pass through the Dark Rift Rift, with or without their help. The washed-up helmsman, Don, has the option of joining the crew and discovering a safe passage through the rift; in rift. In the epilogue, he's running his own ferry service between Esperanza Esparanza and Yafutoma.



* GlobalAirship: You get several throughout the game, though the Delphinus is the only one that can (eventually) fly absolutely everywhere without restriction.
* GodGuise: Fina is treated as a goddess upon stepping into Ixa'taka territory. This stems from the fact that an [[IdenticalGrandson ancestress who looked just like her]] and helped subdue the Green Gigas was in their cave paintings

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* GlobalAirship: You get several throughout the game, though the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' is the only one that can (eventually) fly absolutely everywhere without restriction.
* GodGuise: Fina is treated as a goddess upon stepping into Ixa'taka Ixa'Takan territory. This stems from the fact that an [[IdenticalGrandson ancestress who looked just like her]] and helped subdue the Green Gigas was in their cave paintingspaintings and carvings.



* GondorCallsForAid: The ending, [[spoiler:when absolutely ''everyone'' you met that has a ship shows up to help Vyse and friends.]] This is particularly impressive as Gondor did not even call for aid. When the events that lead Vyse into a Heroic BSOD occurred, [[spoiler: Drachma, Gilder's crew, as well as all the Air Pirates in the game, both Blue Rogues and Black Pirates alike, as well as the Yafutoman navy and the Tenkou, and finally Vyse's father all just show up unnannounced at Vyse's base because they know he is the only guy crazy and determined enough to take on Galcian's Armada.]] In a sense, 'Aid calls for Gondor.'

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* GondorCallsForAid: The ending, [[spoiler:when absolutely ''everyone'' you met that has a ship shows up to help Vyse and friends.]] This is particularly impressive impressive, as Gondor did not even call for aid. When the events that lead Vyse into a Heroic BSOD occurred, occur, [[spoiler: Drachma, Gilder's crew, as well as all the Air Pirates in the game, both Blue Rogues and Black Pirates alike, as well as the Yafutoman navy and the Tenkou, and finally Vyse's father all just show up unnannounced at Vyse's base because they know he is the only guy crazy and determined enough to take on Galcian's Armada.]] In a sense, 'Aid ''[[InvertedTrope Aid calls for Gondor.'Gondor]].''



* GrandTheftPrototype: The Delphinus was intended to be a prototype for an all-new fleet of Valuan warships. When Vyse jacks it, he puts a serious crimp in their plans.

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* GrandTheftPrototype: The Delphinus ''Delphinus'' was intended to be a prototype for an all-new fleet of Valuan warships. When Vyse jacks it, he puts a serious crimp in their plans.



* GuideDangIt: It is impossible to find all the Moonfish, Chams, Treasure Chests, Crew Members and Discoveries for the shiny 'Legend' title in the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube version of the game without consulting some form of guide.
* GunsAreWorthless: Valuan gun troopers are generally amongst the weaker of enemies (even when compared to swordsmen) and Gilder, while a character firmly on the 'physical' side of physical attacks vs. magic, is less powerful than Vyse and Drachma. Can be partway-explained in that personal firearms in ''Skies Of Arcadia'' are still at the flintlock stage.
* GunshipRescue: The Little Jack comes to Vyse's rescue at the end of the monorail chase. Just as Galcian has Vyse cornered in the engine car, Drachma ''blasts it in half'' with a well-placed shot.

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* GuideDangIt: It is impossible to find all the Moonfish, Chams, Treasure Chests, Crew Members and Discoveries for the shiny 'Legend' "Legend" title in the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube version of the game without consulting some form of guide.
* GunsAreWorthless: Valuan gun troopers are generally amongst the weaker of enemies (even when compared to swordsmen) and Gilder, while a character firmly on the 'physical' ''physical'' side of physical attacks vs. magic, is less powerful than Vyse and Drachma. Can be partway-explained partway explained in that personal firearms in ''Skies Of Arcadia'' are still at the flintlock stage.
stage, even if the ones Gilder and Dyne use are shown to utilize moon stones as well.
* GunshipRescue: The Little Jack ''Little Jack'' comes to Vyse's rescue at the end of the monorail chase. Just as Galcian has Vyse cornered in the engine car, Drachma ''blasts it in half'' with a well-placed shot.



* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: The girls both fight with weapons that prioritize range over melee and have stats more oriented towards magic than physical combat, while three of the four guys fight with weapons that prioritize melee over renge and have stats more oriented towards physical combat than magic (with Gilder and Enrique as the respective exceptions, though unlike the girls, Enrique's offensive S-moves use his attack stat rather than his will stat).

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: The girls both fight with weapons that prioritize range over melee and have stats more oriented towards magic than physical combat, while three of the four guys fight with weapons that prioritize melee over renge range and have stats more oriented towards physical combat than magic (with Gilder and Enrique as the respective exceptions, though unlike the girls, Enrique's offensive S-moves use his attack stat rather than his will stat).



** The Purple Civilization. Very little is known about them and they all just disappeared after the Rains, despite their capitol having survived intact. Unlike the other five, they aren't shown to have any descendants whatsoever. It is however, implied that they [[spoiler: were all killed by Plergoth after his master died and they lost control of him, since they were unable to remove the Purple Moon Crystal.]]
** [[spoiler:This applies to Plergoth as well - the Purple Moon Crystal is the only crystal you don't have to engage in a ship battle for. As it turns out, Plergoth is actually the Arcwale Rhaknam; when Vyse and co. find him (and Drachma, who at that point is assumed to have died) at the end of Glacia, he dies, rewarding the Purple Moon Crystal as he does so.]]
* HundredPercentHeroismRating: One of the benefits of a high Swashbuckler Rating is that NPC shopkeepers- especially on Sailors' Island- will gush over your celebrity status. In addition, getting the title Vyse the Legend - which involves getting HundredPercentCompletion - unlocks an optional boss fight and a few other perks.

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** The Purple Civilization. Very little is known about them them, and they all just disappeared after the Rains, despite their capitol having survived intact. Unlike the other five, they aren't shown to have any descendants whatsoever. It However, it is however, implied that they [[spoiler: were all killed by Plergoth after his master died and they lost control of him, since they were unable to remove the Purple Moon Crystal.]]
** [[spoiler:This applies to Plergoth as well - well; the Purple Moon Crystal is the only crystal you don't have to engage in a ship battle for. As it turns out, Plergoth is actually the Arcwale Rhaknam; when Vyse and co. find him (and Drachma, who at until that point is assumed to have died) at the end of Glacia, he dies, rewarding the Purple Moon Crystal as he does so.]]
* HundredPercentHeroismRating: One of the benefits of a high Swashbuckler Rating is that NPC shopkeepers- shopkeepers, especially on Sailors' Island- Island, will gush over your celebrity status. In addition, getting the title Vyse the Legend - Legend, which involves getting HundredPercentCompletion - HundredPercentCompletion, unlocks an optional boss fight and a few other perks.



* IndustrialGhetto: Lower City. They built the warships here, and workers are treated like dogs.

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* IndustrialGhetto: Lower City. They built build the warships here, and workers are treated like dogs.



* InformedAttribute: The Tricyclone. Its entry in the Discovery Guide says that encountering it is essentially a death sentence. When you do encounter it however, it's barely bigger than the Little Jack and is completely harmless. This is in stark contrast to South Ocean, which you can't even enter before upgrading your ship to withstand the currents from the massive cyclones that litter it.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: Daccat's "treasure"... Or so it would seem, at first. [[spoiler: You can sell the "treasure" later for 20,000 gold.]] The real point of the exercise is to reunite Vyse, Aika, and Fina. See? Greed really ''is'' good.
* JustEatGilligan: Averted. The Moon Crystals are objects of incredible power, and can control ancient bioweapons. The main point of the plot is to acquire these so the villains can't use them, and yet it never really occurs to our heroes to simply throw them overboard. Even the one character who ''does'' think of it decides not to. The avoidance of this trope is mostly a set up for the PlotTwist and [[JustifiedTrope Fina also had explicit orders to retrieve them]], ''not'' destroy them.

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* InformedAttribute: The Tricyclone. Its entry in the Discovery Guide says that encountering it is essentially a death sentence. When you do encounter it it, however, it's barely bigger than the Little Jack ''Little Jack'' and is completely harmless. This is in stark contrast to South Ocean, which you can't even enter before upgrading your ship to withstand the currents from the massive cyclones that litter it.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: Daccat's "treasure"... Or or so it would seem, at first. [[spoiler: You can sell the "treasure" later for 20,000 gold.]] The real point of the exercise is to reunite Vyse, Aika, and Fina. See? Greed really ''is'' good.
* JustEatGilligan: Averted. The Moon Crystals are objects of incredible power, power and can control ancient bioweapons. The main point of the plot is to acquire these so the villains can't use them, and yet it never really occurs to our heroes to simply throw them overboard. Even the one character who ''does'' think of it decides not to. The avoidance of this trope is mostly a set up setup for the PlotTwist PlotTwist, and [[JustifiedTrope Fina also had explicit orders to retrieve them]], ''not'' destroy them.



* KarmaMeter: A variant with the Swashbuckler Rating. At various points you're given a choice between whether to act aggressively or more cautiously. Your rating goes up for dashing bravery, but not SuicidalOverconfidence or boorish rudeness. This can get into GuideDangIt territory, as some of the "brave" choices like infiltrating Valua would be suicidal by RealLife standards.

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* KarmaMeter: A variant with the Swashbuckler Rating. At various points points, you're given a choice between whether to act aggressively or more cautiously. Your rating goes up for dashing bravery, but not SuicidalOverconfidence or boorish rudeness. This can get into GuideDangIt territory, as some of the "brave" choices like infiltrating Valua would be suicidal by RealLife standards.



** One interesting example: [[spoiler:After defeating Galcian on the Hydra, Galcian retreats into the control room, [[VillainExitStageLeft which detatches itself from the rest of the ship.]] Vyse comments, "I thought he was too arrogant to have an escape pod!"]]

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** One interesting example: [[spoiler:After defeating Galcian on the Hydra, ''Hydra'', Galcian retreats into the control room, [[VillainExitStageLeft which detatches detaches itself from the rest of the ship.]] Vyse comments, "I thought he was too arrogant to have an escape pod!"]]



* LastDiscMagic: Once Vyse acquires his own ship, "Prophecy" and "Blue Rogues" appear in the battle menu (but only if your Spirit's at max). Not exactly "last disc" magic since it's unlocked roughly at the game's halfway point, alleviating its cheapness.

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* LastDiscMagic: Once Vyse acquires his own ship, "Prophecy" and "Blue Rogues" appear in the battle menu (but only if your Spirit's at max). Not exactly "last disc" magic magic, since it's unlocked roughly at the game's halfway point, alleviating its cheapness.



-->'''Galcian''': I don't think they're foolish enough to resist. However, if something should happen... Burn the village and kill them all. Let the bodies rot in the sun and leave one of our flags to set an example for others who may defy us.
** [[spoiler:They ''weren't'' foolish enough to resist: the noncombatants were left alone and the Rogues were taken prisoner and later rescued.]]

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-->'''Galcian''': I don't think they're foolish enough to resist. However, if something should happen... Burn burn the village and kill them all. Let the bodies rot in the sun sun, and leave one of our flags to set an example for others who may defy us.
** [[spoiler:They ''weren't'' foolish enough to resist: the The noncombatants were left alone alone, and the Rogues were taken prisoner and later rescued.]]



* LimitedUseMagicalDevice: ''Skies of Arcadia'' has single use crystals that can be used to cast spells the characters don't know yet, and to save on magic afterwards.

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* LimitedUseMagicalDevice: ''Skies of Arcadia'' has single use single-use crystals and multi-use boxes that can be used to cast spells the characters don't know yet, yet and to save on magic afterwards.



* LoveTriangle: Possibly one of the few love triangles in an RPG where the participants don't ''care'' about resolving it- and don't. In fact, it's easy to argue that since only ''one'' person seems to express a romantic attraction, it's non-existent. Romantic relationships and [[ShipTease hints]] between characters certainly do exist, but very little emphasis is put on them, and the role they play in the plot is minimal to nonexistant.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: Happens so often with the Moon Crystals that it's a surprise whenever you manage to hang onto one. The last couple crystals do not have this happen, [[spoiler:but that's only so you can find all five of the non-silver crystals, and then Ramirez ambushes you by surprise and takes all of them anyway.]]
* MagicSkirt: Fina's skirt only flutters up to her knees when she uses magic. (Aika's goes higher, but she has shorts.)

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* LoveTriangle: Possibly one of the few love triangles in an RPG where the participants don't ''care'' about resolving it- and it—and don't. In fact, it's easy to argue that since only ''one'' person seems to express a romantic attraction, it's non-existent. Romantic relationships and [[ShipTease hints]] between characters certainly do exist, but very little emphasis is put on them, and the role they play in the plot is minimal to nonexistant.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: Happens so often with the Moon Crystals that it's a surprise whenever you manage to hang onto one. The last couple of crystals do not have this happen, [[spoiler:but that's only so you can find all five of the non-silver crystals, and then Ramirez ambushes you by surprise and takes all of them anyway.]]
* MagicSkirt: Fina's skirt only flutters up to her knees when she uses magic. (Aika's goes higher, but she has shorts.shorts underneath.)



* MineralMacGuffin: The six Moon Crystals: each of them is basically a Moon Stone in its purest form, as Fina describes, and they have the power to summon the Gigas. [[spoiler:The Silver Crystal is unusual in that, unlike the others, each Silvite holds their own crystal in their bodies, and it serves as a life force; should it be removed, the Silvite dies (hence its connection to its element of life and death).]]

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* MineralMacGuffin: The six Moon Crystals: each Each of them is basically a Moon Stone in its purest form, as Fina describes, and they have the power to summon the Gigas. [[spoiler:The Silver Crystal is unusual in that, unlike the others, each Silvite holds their own crystal in their bodies, and it serves as a life force; should it be removed, the Silvite dies (hence its connection to its element of life and death).]]



* MixAndMatchCritters: The Dheerse, Alupas and Rabbats discoveries. The Dhabus used for transport in Nasr seem to be a mashup of camels and T-Rexes with a dash of elephant thrown in.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: The Dheerse, Alupas and Rabbats discoveries. The Dhabus used for transport in Nasr seem to be a mashup of camels and T-Rexes emus with a dash of elephant thrown in.



* NewWorldTease: Upper City. You have just enough time to window shop (Aika: This is no time for '''tea'''!!), get insulted by the locals, and gape at the glamorous buildings in the middle distance. However, as soon as you're over the first bridge, Vyse is diverted into a train leaving the city -- never to return.
* NoHeroDiscount: Subverted; Most shopkeepers steadily rise in prices, but Inns will recognize you the higher your Captain rating is and give you a discount.

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* NewWorldTease: Upper City. You have just enough time to window shop (Aika: This is no time for '''tea'''!!), get insulted by the locals, and gape at the glamorous buildings in the middle distance. However, as soon as you're over the first bridge, Vyse is diverted into onto a train leaving the city -- city, never to return.
* NoHeroDiscount: Subverted; Most most shopkeepers steadily rise in raise their prices, but Inns will recognize you the higher your Captain rating is and give you a discount.



* ObviouslyEvil: The game doesn't even try to hide this about Kagan and Muraji the moment you arrive in Yafutoma.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The game doesn't even try to hide this about Kagan Kangan and Muraji the moment you arrive in Yafutoma.



** {{Steampunk}}: The upper echelons of Valua are inspired by this aesthetic. Traditional Victorian ballgowns and hand fans clash wildly with the sleek monorail sitting in the middle of town. Lower City (and its sister city, Esperanza) is oddly more futuristic than any other non-Silvite setting, but the buildings have fallen into [[UsedFuture such extreme disrepair]] that you're afraid of sitting too close to the TV, lest your cut yourself on the rusted fanblades and jagged metal.
* OneTimeDungeon: Only four, surprisingly: the prisons of the Grand Fortress, Dangral Island, the interior of the Hydra air fortress, and [[spoiler:the Great Silver Shrine.]] Dangral Island is visited twice for story-related events and destroyed after the second time, and [[spoiler:you can repeatedly visit the Great Silver Shrine until the assault on Soltis, where the elders of the shrine sacrifice both it and themselves to break Soltis' barrier; after that, it's permanently gone.]]
** For towns, [[NewWorldTease Upper City Valua]] is only visited once, and only a very small part of it; while you can eventually get back into Lower City after the Delphinus is upgraded to travel above and below the clouds, Upper City remains sealed off. And while you can visit Nasrad ad nauseum, it is permanently wrecked after Ramirez destroys it, with the Bazaar inaccessible.
* OneTrueSequence: Due to the game's linearity, it looks like this is going to be the case at first. [[spoiler:But in reality, Valua is nowhere to be seen when the Purple and Yellow Moon Crystals are found, Belleza leaves Vyse's team alone to [[MacGuffinDeliveryService recover the Red one for her]], the Green Crystal was recovered by the very civilization that was guarding it, Valua only attacked Yafutoma after Vyse came back with the Blue Crystal, and the Silvites always had their own.]]
** [[spoiler: This is because Galcian and Ramirez know that they will have access to the Silver crystal(s) before Vyse and they know the Silver crystal is the last logical step in Vyse's plans, so he uses them as a MacGuffinDeliveryService in getting the purple and yellow crystals when his Admirals have previously failed]]

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** {{Steampunk}}: The upper echelons of Valua are inspired by this aesthetic. Traditional Victorian ballgowns ball gowns and hand fans clash wildly with the sleek monorail sitting in the middle of town. Lower City (and its sister city, Esperanza) Esparanza) is oddly more futuristic than any other non-Silvite setting, but the buildings have fallen into [[UsedFuture such extreme disrepair]] that you're afraid of sitting too close to the TV, lest your cut yourself on the rusted fanblades and jagged metal.
* OneTimeDungeon: Only four, surprisingly: the prisons of the Grand Fortress, Dangral Island, the interior of the Hydra ''Hydra'' air fortress, and [[spoiler:the Great Silver Shrine.]] Dangral Island is visited twice for story-related events and destroyed after the second time, and [[spoiler:you can repeatedly visit the Great Silver Shrine until the assault on Soltis, where when the elders of the shrine sacrifice both it and themselves to break Soltis' barrier; after that, it's permanently gone.]]
** For towns, [[NewWorldTease Upper City Valua]] is only visited once, and only a very small part of it; while you can eventually get back into Lower City after the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' is upgraded to travel above and below the clouds, Upper City remains sealed off. And while you can visit Nasrad ad nauseum, it is permanently wrecked after Ramirez destroys it, with the Bazaar inaccessible.
* OneTrueSequence: Due to the game's linearity, it looks like this is going to be the case at first. [[spoiler:But in reality, Valua is nowhere to be seen when the Purple and Yellow Moon Crystals are found, Belleza leaves Vyse's team alone to [[MacGuffinDeliveryService recover the Red one for her]], the Green Crystal was is recovered by the very civilization that was guarding it, Valua only attacked attacks Yafutoma after Vyse came comes back with the Blue Crystal, and the Silvites always had have their own.]]
** [[spoiler: This is because Galcian and Ramirez know that they will have access to the Silver crystal(s) before Vyse Vyse, and they know the Silver crystal is the last logical step in Vyse's plans, so he Galcian uses them as a MacGuffinDeliveryService in getting the purple and yellow crystals when his Admirals have previously failed]]



** Vyse's Mother is only ever known as... [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Vyse's Mother]]. Even most shopkeepers get proper names ("Bonita's Items" etc).
* OverlyLongFightingAnimation: Every special attack in the game. Subverted in that skipping your own characters' moves is optional (except for Prophecy)... but played straight against bosses, which can be irritating by the end of the game since the bosses have even cooler and longer special moves, which are really annoying the twentieth time they're used. Also played straight in ship battles - you can't skip anything.
* OurFounder: One of the carpenters offers to chisel your face, Mt. Rushmore style, on your pirate HQ.

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** Vyse's Mother is only ever known as... [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Vyse's Mother]]. Even most shopkeepers get proper names ("Bonita's Items" etc).
* OverlyLongFightingAnimation: Every special attack in the game. Subverted in that skipping your own characters' moves is optional (except for Prophecy)... but played straight against bosses, which can be irritating by the end of the game game, since the bosses have even cooler and longer special moves, which are really annoying the twentieth time they're used. Also played straight in ship battles - battles, where you can't skip anything.
* OurFounder: One of the carpenters offers to chisel your face, Mt. Rushmore style, on a rock wall at your pirate HQ.



* PaletteSwap: Largely avoided by having completely different enemies in each area, but upheld by the [[MetalSlime Loopers]] as well as a few other enemy types that come in two or three colors. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the influence of the six moons -- you get red Loopers in Nasr, blue Loopers in Yafutoma, etc.

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* PaletteSwap: Largely avoided by having completely different enemies in each area, but upheld by the [[MetalSlime Loopers]] as well as a few other enemy types that come in two or three colors. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the influence of the six moons -- moons; you get red Loopers in Nasr, blue Loopers in Yafutoma, etc.



* PirateGirl: Quite a few. Aika's the most memorable for obvious reasons, but there's also Clara and her entire ship, including Belle and her two friends who Clara lets you take on as gunners when it comes time to recruit your own crew. Mabel is a member of the Pirate's Isle group, Piastol is kind of along these lines in [[UpdatedRerelease Legends]], and the game's epilogue shows [[spoiler:Fina getting onboard with it too]].

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* PirateGirl: Quite a few. Aika's the most memorable for obvious reasons, but there's also Clara and her entire ship, including Belle and her two friends who friends, whom Clara lets you take on as gunners when it comes time to recruit your own crew. Mabel is a member of the Pirate's Isle group, Piastol is kind of along these lines in [[UpdatedRerelease Legends]], ''[[UpdatedRerelease Legends]]'', and the game's epilogue shows [[spoiler:Fina getting onboard on board with it too]].



* PlayingWithFire: Aika. If Vyse examines the fireplace in her house he'll even comment that it smells like gunpowder and that she probably throws some in there for fun.

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* PlayingWithFire: Aika. If Vyse examines the fireplace in her house house, he'll even comment that it smells like gunpowder and that she probably throws some in there for fun.



* PlugNPlayTechnology: Drachma boosting the engine from Belleza's battleship and attaching it to his own dinghy.
** The Delphinus proves incredibly adaptive, incorporating tech from the far east to break the cloud barrier. Normally, only the Yafotuman junk ships can sail that high.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Aika was rather annoyed when Daccat's treasure turned out to be this despite the fact that the power was required to reach the end of dungeon.

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* PlugNPlayTechnology: Drachma boosting the engine from Belleza's battleship and attaching it to his own dinghy.
fishing boat.
** The Delphinus ''Delphinus'' proves incredibly adaptive, incorporating tech from the far east to break the cloud barrier. Normally, only the Yafotuman junk ships can sail that high.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Aika was is rather annoyed when Daccat's treasure turned turns out to be this this, despite the fact that the power was is required to reach the end of dungeon.



** The final dungeon, Soltis, is split between the rotted-out periphery (which has been exposed to the elements for thousands of years) and the pristine interior, which is clean as a whistle and still humming with electricity. In fact, Soltis is in amazing shape considering it's been encased in mud all this time.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Delphinus' crew.

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** The final dungeon, Soltis, is split between the rotted-out periphery (which has been exposed to the elements for thousands of years) and the pristine interior, which is clean as a whistle and still humming with electricity. energy. In fact, Soltis is in amazing shape shape, considering it's been encased in mud all this time.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Delphinus' ''Delphinus''' crew.



* RandomEncounters: Way too many. However, notably averted when you power up your CoolShip so it can fly in Upper and Lower Sky, where there are no random encounters, on the world map at least. The encounter rate was thankfully reduced in the [=GameCube=] remake.

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* RandomEncounters: Way too many. However, notably averted when you power up your CoolShip so it can fly in Upper and Lower Sky, where there are no random encounters, at least on the world map at least.map. The encounter rate was thankfully reduced in the [=GameCube=] remake.



** Strangely enough, Vyse and Aika fit this description as well. While they are both prone to commit crazy actions, Aika tends to be more impulsive and expressive (she also favors fire based magic and specials), while Vyse is the calmer and more level-headed of the two. This also applies to their appearance; first thing you notice about Aika is her vibrant red hair, while Vyse typically wears a blue coat.

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** Strangely enough, Vyse and Aika fit this description as well. While they are both prone to commit crazy actions, Aika tends to be more impulsive and expressive (she also favors fire based fire-based magic and specials), while Vyse is the calmer and more level-headed of the two. This also applies to their appearance; first thing you notice about Aika is her vibrant red hair, while Vyse typically wears a blue coat.



** [[spoiler: The Silvite Elders, who sacrifice their colony to prevent Ramirez from using the Rains of Destruction and break the barrier surrounding Soltis.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Silvite Elders, who sacrifice their colony to prevent Ramirez from using the Rains of Destruction and to break the barrier surrounding Soltis.]]



* TheRuinsICaused: After the final Gigas, [[spoiler:Zelos]], is slain, [[spoiler:Soltis]] breaks apart again and gets sucked back into the Vortex where it belongs. Each of the playable characters stand on the ship's deck, overlooking the wreckage as it sinks into blackness.

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* TheRuinsICaused: After the final Gigas, [[spoiler:Zelos]], is slain, [[spoiler:Soltis]] breaks apart again and gets sucked back into the Vortex Vortex, where it belongs. Each of the playable characters stand stands on the ship's deck, overlooking the wreckage as it sinks into blackness.



** This trope's also averted with every other ruin in this game ever. Shrine Island? [[spoiler:[[BookEnd Part of the continent that becomes the final dungeon.]]]] Temple of Pyrynn/Maw of Tartas/Mount Kazai? Built specifically to make it hard to get the Moon Crystal. Daccat's Island? [[ItAmusedMe It was all an elaborate prank.]] Glacia? You came in through the visitor's entrance, of course you'll be taking a path specifically designed to be SceneryPorn. Great Silver Shrine? ''[[SubvertedTrope It's still inhabited.]]'' [[spoiler:Soltis]]? Spent a couple millenia broken into large chunks in the most caustic environment on the planet.

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** This trope's also averted with every other ruin in this game ever. Shrine Island? [[spoiler:[[BookEnd Part of the continent that becomes the final dungeon.]]]] Temple of Pyrynn/Maw of Tartas/Mount Kazai? Built specifically to make it hard to get the Moon Crystal. Daccat's Island? [[ItAmusedMe It was all an elaborate prank.]] Glacia? You came in through the visitor's entrance, so of course you'll be taking a path specifically designed to be SceneryPorn. Great Silver Shrine? ''[[SubvertedTrope It's still inhabited.]]'' [[spoiler:Soltis]]? Spent a couple of millenia broken into large chunks in the most caustic environment on the planet.



** Galcian's special attack Terminal. He teleports a hundred of feet above the Hydra, free-falls in a spiraling motion with the resulting shockwave ''destroying every ship around him'' and lands his BFS in his target creating a massive explosion that makes the Hydra briefly drift off.

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** Galcian's special attack attack, Terminal. He teleports a hundred of feet above the Hydra, ''Hydra'', free-falls in a spiraling motion with the resulting shockwave shock wave ''destroying every ship around him'' him'', and lands his BFS in his target target, creating a massive explosion that makes the Hydra ''Hydra'' briefly drift off.



* ShaggyDogStory: About a quarter of the way into the game the party gets separated, Vyse crashes on an uninhabited island and spends most of his time there repairing the lifeboat. As soon as he finishes the repairs, Gilder's ship flies by and rescues him, making repairing the lifeboat entirely pointless.

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* ShaggyDogStory: About a quarter of the way into the game game, the party gets separated, and Vyse crashes on an uninhabited island and spends most of his time there repairing the lifeboat. As soon as he finishes the repairs, Gilder's ship flies by and rescues him, making repairing the lifeboat entirely pointless.



* SidequestSidestory: The aforementioned sidestory that has you trying to reunite a mother and daughter via several fetch quests back and forth between the two.
* SimilarSquad: Vyze the "Fallen Pirate". The disguise holds up, until the minute he [[AnnoyingLaugh opens his whiny mouth]].

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* SidequestSidestory: The aforementioned sidestory side story that has you trying to reunite a mother and daughter via several fetch quests back and forth between the two.
* SimilarSquad: Vyze the "Fallen Pirate". The disguise holds up, up until the minute he [[AnnoyingLaugh opens his whiny mouth]].



* SinisterGeometry: Soltis is unlike any continent you've encountered thus far: Flat as a pancake, with a giant hexagonal cannon pointing skyward.

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* SinisterGeometry: Soltis is unlike any continent you've encountered thus far: Flat flat as a pancake, with a giant hexagonal cannon tower/cannon pointing skyward.



* SoundCodedForYourConvenience: A boss has three types of music play -- the initial theme, the "Uh oh, you're losing" dirge when the party's health is low (get used to that one), and 'victory is at hand' music which plays once the boss in on the ropes.

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* SoundCodedForYourConvenience: A boss has three types of music play -- play: the initial theme, the "Uh oh, "Uh-oh, you're losing" dirge when the party's health is low (get used to that one), and 'victory "Victory is at hand' hand" music which plays once the boss in on the ropes.



* SpoiledByTheManual: Averted -- Prince Enrique is briefly mentioned in the manual and has two lines in the game's first act. His recruitment into the party--to say nothing of stealing the Delphinus--is a pretty big twist.

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* SpoiledByTheManual: Averted -- Averted: Prince Enrique is briefly mentioned in the manual and has two lines in the game's first act. His recruitment into the party--to party—to say nothing of stealing the Delphinus--is ''Delphinus''—is a pretty big twist.



* StalkerWithACrush: Clara, who is absolutely determined to marry Gilder whether he likes it or not. He doesn't. In her defense, she's pretty much the nicest stalker imaginable. Not so nice is Vigoro and his obsession with Aika. Note that his first meeting with her had him trying to ''rape her''. The game plays further instances of them meeting as comedy.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Clara, who is absolutely determined to marry Gilder Gilder, whether he likes it or not. He doesn't. In her defense, she's pretty much the nicest stalker imaginable. Not so nice is Vigoro and his obsession with Aika. Note that his first meeting with her had has him trying to ''rape her''. The game plays further instances of them meeting as comedy.



* AStormIsComing: Hey, who turned out the light? Once [[spoiler:Soltis rises out of the Mid Ocean]], the skyline is filled with silver-looking fog and the clouds blacken.

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* AStormIsComing: Hey, who turned out the light? lights? Once [[spoiler:Soltis rises out of the Mid Ocean]], the skyline is filled with silver-looking fog and the clouds blacken.



* SuckingInLines: The Moon Stone Cannon AND the Harpoon Cannon, the latter despite the fact that it is a wholly projectile based weapon.
* SuperPrototype: The Delphinus. It's completely unique, and is far more powerful than the standard Valuan warships. Later, the Spectre-class battleships appear, and are basically slightly less streamlined versions of the Delphinus that lack the [[WaveMotionGun Moon Stone Cannon]]. As Enrique notes that the Delphinus is the first of a series of similar ships, it can be expected that these are the mass-produced models of the same ship.
** This is supported by the presence of a Spectre-class model in Vyse's office, which was supposedly based on the Delphinus.
** The Admirals' flagships are clearly [[SuperPrototype Ace Custom]] versions of Galcian's ''Serpent''-class battleship, except for Belleza's. Ramirez rides around in a jet black version, but later swaps it out for a custom Spectre-class.
* SwampsAreEvil: Lower Sky, which is impenetrable by most modern ships, is shrouded in mystery. No one knows what's down there, though there are colorful rumors. Actually, the sea floor is nothing but miles and miles of... mud. The thunderstorm never stops, and sunlight can't penetrate. The ''Delphinus'' can only ''just'' grope around with the help of spotlights and sonar.

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* SuckingInLines: The Moon Stone Cannon AND the Harpoon Cannon, the latter despite the fact that it is a wholly projectile based projectile-based weapon.
* SuperPrototype: The Delphinus. ''Delphinus''. It's completely unique, unique and is far more powerful than the standard Valuan warships. Later, the Spectre-class ''Spectre''-class battleships appear, and which are basically slightly less streamlined versions of the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' that lack the [[WaveMotionGun Moon Stone Cannon]]. As Enrique notes that the Delphinus ''Delphinus'' is the first of a series of similar ships, it can be expected that these are the mass-produced models of the same ship.
** This is supported by the presence of a Spectre-class ''Spectre''-class model in Vyse's office, one which was supposedly based on the Delphinus.''Delphinus''.
** The Admirals' flagships are clearly [[SuperPrototype Ace Custom]] versions of Galcian's ''Serpent''-class battleship, except for Belleza's. Ramirez rides around in a jet black version, but later swaps it out for a custom Spectre-class.''Spectre''-class.
* SwampsAreEvil: Lower Sky, which is impenetrable by most modern ships, is shrouded in mystery. No one knows what's down there, though there are colorful rumors. Actually, the sea floor is nothing but miles and miles of... mud. The thunderstorm never stops, and sunlight can't penetrate. The ''Delphinus'' can only ''just'' grope around with the help of spotlights and sonar.



* TechnicolorBlade: All weapons are forged from moonstones, and change color accordingly. This applies to Dyne's & Gilder's gun barrels, too.

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* TechnicolorBlade: All weapons are forged from moonstones, moon stones and change color accordingly. This applies to Dyne's & Gilder's gun barrels, too.



** [[spoiler:Zelos the Silver Gigas]], which turns out to be [[spoiler:''the transformed central tower of the Soltis continent'' and is possibly as large as the TropeNamer!]]

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** [[spoiler:Zelos the Silver Gigas]], which turns out to be [[spoiler:''the transformed transformed/absorbed central tower of the Soltis continent'' and is possibly as large as the TropeNamer!]]



* ThemeNaming : Many of the Air Pirates - Drachma, Gilder, Daccat - are named after defunct forms of currency. Clara was named Krone in the Japanese version. The latter three are named after ''the same coin'' in different time periods. The Valuans all have Spanish names to improve their "Spanish Armada" flavor - even Ramirez, [[spoiler:who is actually a Silvite]]. All of the named ships in the Valuan Armada are named after constellations.

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* ThemeNaming : Many of the Air Pirates - Drachma, Pirates—Drachma, Gilder, Daccat - are Daccat—are named after defunct forms of currency. Clara was named Krone in the Japanese version. The latter three are named after ''the same coin'' in different time periods. The Valuans all have Spanish names to improve their "Spanish Armada" flavor - flavor, even Ramirez, [[spoiler:who is actually a Silvite]]. All of the named ships in the Valuan Armada are named after constellations.



** Inverted with Galcian's address to his admirals. He proposes a coup against Valua, and is so charismatic that everyone greenlights the plan without a moment's thought -- all except for Gregorio (who abstains) and Alfonso, who hurries home to steal Galcian's now-vacant post. However, Galcian is reluctant to dispose of such a valuable solider as Gregorio, and only kills him when the aged Admiral refuses to let him chase after Vyse. As for Alfonso, well, Galcian's not too worried about that clown: [[spoiler:He promptly dies in the meteor strike on Valua]].

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** Inverted with Galcian's address to his admirals. He proposes a coup against Valua, and is so charismatic that everyone greenlights the plan without a moment's thought -- all thought—all except for Gregorio (who abstains) and Alfonso, who hurries home to steal Galcian's now-vacant post. However, Galcian is reluctant to dispose of such a valuable solider soldier as Gregorio, and only kills him when the aged Admiral refuses to let him chase after Vyse. As for Alfonso, well, Galcian's not too worried about that clown: [[spoiler:He promptly dies in the meteor strike on Valua]].



* UnstableEquilibrium: A particularly bad case; worse than most. The game becomes ''much'' easier the further you progress and the stronger you get. MoneyForNothing comes into full effect around the halfway mark, later skills are far too overpowered for the enemies to provide challenge simply by making them stronger and tougher, and once you get the Delphinus, ship-to-ship combat becomes a joke even against bosses.

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* UnstableEquilibrium: A particularly bad case; worse than most. The game becomes ''much'' easier the further you progress and the stronger you get. MoneyForNothing comes into full effect around the halfway mark, later skills are far too overpowered for the enemies to provide challenge simply by making them stronger and tougher, and once you get the Delphinus, ''Delphinus'', ship-to-ship combat becomes a joke even against bosses.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Legends'' for the Nintendo Gamecube.

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* UpdatedRerelease: ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Legends'' for the Nintendo Gamecube.GameCube.



** BleakLevel: Lower City. What's worse is that Galcian and his turncoats later [[spoiler:obliterate the entire kingdom]], including the guiltless peasants. Only Marco made it out.

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** BleakLevel: Lower City. What's worse is that Galcian and his turncoats later [[spoiler:obliterate the entire kingdom]], including the guiltless peasants. Only Marco made makes it out.



** ChokepointGeography: Until Vyse gets the Delphinus, sky rifts ensure that there's only one path out of each "ocean." The Dark Rift cannot be breached at all, effectively carving the planet into quadrants. (You can eventually fly over it).

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** ChokepointGeography: Until Vyse gets the Delphinus, ''Delphinus'', sky rifts ensure that there's only one path out of each "ocean." "ocean". The Dark Rift cannot be breached at all, effectively carving the planet into quadrants. (You can eventually fly over it).



** JungleJapes: The skies of Ixa T'aka.

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** JungleJapes: The skies of Ixa T'aka.Ixa'Taka.



*** Does the Hydra count as this?
*** Technically, everything is floating in Arcadia. So any reasonably ominous fortress shaped things counts.

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*** Does the Hydra ''Hydra'' count as this?
*** Technically, everything is floating in Arcadia. So Arcadia, so any reasonably ominous fortress shaped things ominous, fortress-shaped thing counts.



** RemixedLevel: [[spoiler:Soltis]]. Unlike the rest of the continent, which broke away into Deep Sky, [[spoiler:Shrine Island]] remained dormant and exposed to the elements for thousands of years. Upon your revisit, the sunny, almost placid island has transformed into a truly alien landscape: a dead city with overcast skies and humming pathways of energy, all directed toward Ramirez' cannon in the scenery beyond.

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** RemixedLevel: [[spoiler:Soltis]]. Unlike the rest of the continent, which broke away into Deep Sky, [[spoiler:Shrine Island]] remained dormant and exposed to the elements for thousands of years. Upon your revisit, the sunny, almost placid island has transformed into a truly alien landscape: a dead city with overcast skies and humming pathways of energy, all directed toward Ramirez' Ramirez's cannon in the scenery beyond.



** ShipLevel: Alfonso's battleship in the prologue, Muraji's brief takeover of the ''Delphinus'' in Yafutoma, and the ''Hydra,'' which is technically a ship.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Glacia is an aversion. It's an ice world, but it's not slippy slidey...apart from a couple of luge tunnels.
** [[spoiler:SpaceZone]]: Great Silver Shrine. Now you will get to see what's behind the sunset...

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** ShipLevel: Alfonso's battleship in the prologue, Muraji's brief takeover of the ''Delphinus'' in Yafutoma, and the ''Hydra,'' ''Hydra'', which is technically a ship.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Glacia is an aversion. It's an ice world, but it's not slippy slidey...slippy-slidey...apart from a couple of luge tunnels.
** [[spoiler:SpaceZone]]: Great Silver Shrine. Now you will get to see what's behind beyond the sunset...



** WhereItAllBegan: Captain Dyne's turf, Mid Ocean, eventually proves to be the site of Galcian's last stand versus the Blue Rogues. [[spoiler:Shrine Island]] is a fragment of Soltis, and the only way in. The foreboding shape of Dangral Island can also be seen just below the cloud barrier; Galcian hollows out the island and installs a lift sometime after the ''Delphinus'' departs for Yafutoma.

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** WhereItAllBegan: Captain Dyne's turf, Mid Ocean, eventually proves to be the site of Galcian's last stand versus the Blue Rogues. [[spoiler:Shrine Island]] is a fragment of Soltis, Soltis and the only way in. The foreboding shape of Dangral Island can also be seen just below the cloud barrier; Galcian hollows out the island and installs a lift sometime after the ''Delphinus'' departs for Yafutoma.



* VillainsNeverLie: Every word of Belleza's backstory, told in order to manipulate Vyse, is true, she just left out [[spoiler:which side of the war her father was killed fighting for.]]

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* VillainsNeverLie: Every word of Belleza's backstory, told in order to manipulate Vyse, is true, true; she just left out [[spoiler:which side of the war her father was killed fighting for.]]



* VisualInitiativeQueue: This happens with guns during ship battles, [[DownplayedTrope sort of]]. Whose action goes when is visible, and select-able, but you can't tell whether the opposition or you will go first in any given turn.
* VoiceGrunting: Each major character has a few lines of random text played over specific high-energy moments to match the spirit of the text scrolling by. The battles have a lot more lines.

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* VisualInitiativeQueue: This happens with guns during ship battles, [[DownplayedTrope sort of]]. Whose action goes when is visible, visible and select-able, selectable, but you can't tell whether the opposition or you will go first in any given turn.
* VoiceGrunting: Each major character has a few lines of random text lines played over specific high-energy moments to match the spirit of the text scrolling by. The battles have a lot more lines.



** Once you get the Yafutoman tech, you can actually fly under Valua and get back into Lower Valua that way. [[spoiler: At least until the city goes bye bye.]]

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** Once you get the Yafutoman tech, you can actually fly under Valua and get back into Lower Valua that way. [[spoiler: At least until the city goes bye bye.bye-bye.]]



** [[spoiler:De Loco's and]] the Delphinus' Moonstone Cannons;

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** [[spoiler:De Loco's and]] the Delphinus' Moonstone ''Delphinus''' Moon Stone Cannons;



** The Hydra's main Cannon: Hydra Cannon;

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** The Hydra's ''Hydra'''s main Cannon: cannon, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hydra Cannon;Cannon]];



* WeirdMoon: The six moons are pretty evenly spread, despite the fact that a geostationary orbit requires the object to be directly above the planet's equator. And of course since the moons provide elementally aligned Moon Stones to power all magic and tech on the planet, the moons are thus ColorCodedForYourConvenience. It's stated in-game that the world is believed (then proven, as it's a Discovery) to be a sphere. This raises some interesting questions about the placement of the moons and how Arcadia is, in fact, situated.

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* WeirdMoon: The six moons are pretty evenly spread, despite the fact that a geostationary orbit requires the object to be directly above the planet's equator. And of course course, since the moons provide elementally aligned Moon Stones to power all magic and tech on the planet, the moons are thus ColorCodedForYourConvenience. It's stated in-game that the world is believed (then proven, as it's a Discovery) to be a sphere. This raises some interesting questions about the placement of the moons and how Arcadia is, in fact, situated.



** Although it's only mentioned in passing, most of the moons have notable effects on the lands they orbit. The Red Moon radiates so much heat, that the lands under it are turned into scorching deserts, while the Purple Moon radiates cold which freezes the lands under it. The Yellow Moon generates perpetual thunder storms, and the Green Moon somehow causes animal and plant life to flourish. The Blue Moon apparently generates strong winds. The Silver Moon creates the Vortex, which is where the Elder chose to hide Soltis.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: After you return home from your first adventure and Aika splits off, you can peek through a hole in her wall covered by a piece of tissue... if you want to be called a [[HandsomeLech pervert]]. It's so blatantly SchmuckBait (the Schmuck being ''you'' the player, as the scene doesn't happen unless you investigate it) that even Vyse wonders why she put it there, after [[AccidentalPervert falling for it himself]] of course.

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** Although it's only mentioned in passing, most of the moons have notable effects on the lands they orbit. The Red Moon radiates so much heat, heat that the lands under it are turned into scorching deserts, while the Purple Moon radiates cold cold, which freezes the lands under it. The Yellow Moon generates perpetual thunder storms, and the Green Moon somehow causes animal and plant life to flourish. The Blue Moon apparently generates strong winds. The Silver Moon creates the Vortex, which is where the Elder Elders chose to hide Soltis.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: After you return home from your first adventure and Aika splits off, you can peek through a hole in her wall covered by a piece of tissue... cloth...if you want to be called a [[HandsomeLech pervert]]. It's so blatantly SchmuckBait (the Schmuck schmuck being ''you'' ''you'', the player, as the scene doesn't happen unless you investigate it) that even Vyse wonders why she put it there, after there—after [[AccidentalPervert falling for it himself]] himself,]] of course.
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** Despite his omnicidal behavior, Fina consistently grieves over [[spoiler:Ramirez]]. Immediately after defeating him, Vyse opts to give him an honorable sailor's funeral.

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** Despite his omnicidal behavior, blind, fanatical devotion to Galcian, Fina consistently grieves over [[spoiler:Ramirez]].still remembers[[spoiler:Ramirez]] fondly from their childhood together. Immediately after defeating him, Vyse opts to give him an honorable sailor's funeral.



** Also all of Valua. Despite the fact that Empress Teodora and Alfonso did that whole [[spoiler:enslaving and taking over the world]] thing, you can't help feel sorry for them. Most of the people that [[spoiler:died in the Rains of Destruction]] in Valua were innocents, be it the snobby Upper Valuans or the impoverished Lower Valuans.

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** Also all of Valua. Despite the fact that Empress Teodora and Alfonso did that whole [[spoiler:enslaving and taking over the world]] thing, you can't help feel sorry for them.the population of the country in general. Most of the people that [[spoiler:died in the Rains of Destruction]] in Valua were innocents, be it the snobby Upper Valuans or the impoverished Lower Valuans.
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