History VideoGame / SkyGunner

23rd Oct '15 4:11:56 PM HighCrate
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This doesn't sound like an example of either. "Average" firepower is too low for Mighty Glacier and too high for Stone Wall.
* MightyGlacier[=/=]StoneWall: Hardi's Courage has average firepower (tied with Ciel's Avenir and Copain's Chevalier at B), the worst bank efficiency in the game (a C rating), and lacks traditional special weapons, but compensates by having the highest durability rating out of all the planes (S ranked) and can issue commands to his men to have them [[ZergRush flank the opponent]] at the cost of temporarily overheating the plane.
5th Oct '15 11:33:24 PM X2X
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* AwesomeYetPractical: The Fireworks and Cross missiles. ** Arguably, all of the planes' special maneuvers count as well. The only drawback is that Heavy Fire and Vortex do quite a number on the temperature gauge, leading to the planes overheating if you're not careful.

* BiggerBad: Rival's not hanging around for nothing. [[spoiler:Someone hired Rival to steal a vital piece of the Eternal Engine]]. He was just using Ventre's conflict with the heroes to do the heavy work. [[BloodKnight And to fight Ciel for kicks.]] ** That being said, [[spoiler:Rival's employer and their intentions for the Eternal Engine are never revealed, so this remains an ambiguous situation.]] * BlondGuysAreEvil: Ventre.
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* BiggerBad: Rival's not hanging around for nothing. [[spoiler:Someone hired Rival to steal a vital piece of the Eternal Engine]]. He was just using Ventre's conflict with the heroes to do the heavy work. [[BloodKnight And to fight Ciel for kicks.]] ** That being said, [[spoiler:Rival's employer and their intentions for the Eternal Engine are never revealed, so this remains an ambiguous situation.]] * BlondGuysAreEvil: Ventre.[[BigBad Ventre]].

* EvilLaugh: Rival's specialty, although it's more of a crazed snicker. Ventre belts out a glorious one on occasion (during a few cutscenes and should the player fail at stopping his plans, such as allowing Ventre to tow away the Merveilleux or failing to protect the cargo planes in Scene 2). He gets the "laughter turns into crying" subversion if [[spoiler:the player manages to capture him in Scene 5]].
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* EvilLaugh: Rival's specialty, although it's more of a crazed snicker. Ventre belts out a glorious one on occasion (during a few cutscenes and should the player fail at stopping his plans, such as allowing Ventre to tow away the Merveilleux or failing to protect the cargo planes in Scene 2). He gets the [[CryLaughing "laughter turns into crying" crying"]] subversion if [[spoiler:the player manages to capture him in Scene 5]].

* EvilLaugh: GlassCannon: Rival's specialty, although it's weapon power (ranked S) and speed are very high, but his aircraft's defense is the lowest of all the characters (ranked '''D'''). ** Also, Copain, arguably. His plane has average firepower (ranked B), but his Vortex and Pumpkin Bombs more of a crazed snicker. Ventre belts out a glorious one on occasion (during a few cutscenes and should the player fail at stopping than make up for it; unfortunately, his plans, such as allowing Ventre to tow away the Merveilleux or failing to protect the cargo planes in Scene 2). He gets the "laughter turns into crying" subversion if [[spoiler:the player manages to capture him in Scene 5]].durability rating is a slightly subpar C.

* GlassCannon: Rival's weapon power (ranked S) and speed are very high, but his aircraft's defense is the lowest of all the characters (ranked '''D'''). ** Also, Copain, arguably. His plane has average firepower (ranked B), but his Vortex and Pumpkin Bombs more than make up for it; unfortunately, his durability rating is a slightly subpar C.
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* GlassCannon: GreaterScopeVillain: Rival's weapon power (ranked S) not hanging around for nothing. [[spoiler:Someone hired Rival to steal a vital piece of the Eternal Engine]]. He was just using Ventre's conflict with the heroes to do the heavy work. [[BloodKnight And to fight Ciel for kicks.]] ** That being said, [[spoiler:Rival's employer and speed their intentions for the Eternal Engine are very high, but his aircraft's defense is the lowest of all the characters (ranked '''D'''). ** Also, Copain, arguably. His plane has average firepower (ranked B), but his Vortex and Pumpkin Bombs more than make up for it; unfortunately, his durability rating is a slightly subpar C.never revealed, so this remains an ambiguous situation.]]

* HeroesGoneFishing: Femme's third mission has her and Hardi attempting to enjoy a fine candlelight dinner (Ciel and Copain couldn't make it because this Scene respectively occurs after and before their own third chapter). Then Ventre shows up, planning to pilfer the Astronomical Telescope out of Rive's harbor.
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* HeroesGoneFishing: Femme's third mission has her and Hardi attempting to enjoy a fine candlelight dinner (Ciel and Copain couldn't make it because this Scene respectively occurs after and before their own third chapter).chapters). Then Ventre shows up, planning to pilfer the Astronomical Telescope out of Rive's harbor.

* JustAKid: How Ventre refers to the Gunners on many an occasion.
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* JustAKid: How Ventre refers to the Gunners on many an occasion. [[UnderestimatingBadassery The same trio that ends up derailing every single one of his plans.]]

** Although one stage awards you a better engine for your plane if you end up with more money than your comrades.
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** Although one stage in the second Scene awards you a better engine for your plane if you end up with more money than your comrades.

** ChromaticArrangement: Ciel ({{red|IsHeroic}}dish-orange), Copain (blue), and Femme (green).
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** ChromaticArrangement: Ciel ({{red|IsHeroic}}dish-orange), Copain (blue), ({{blue|IsHeroic}}), and Femme (green).

** ChromaticArrangement: Ciel ({{red|IsHeroic}}dish-orange), Copain (blue), * SimpleYetAwesome: The Fireworks and Femme (green).Cross Missiles, though the latter's "simplicity" [[StickyBomb is]] [[ThisIsADrill fairly]] [[RuleOfCool debatable]]. ** Arguably, all of the planes' special maneuvers count as well. The only drawback is that Heavy Fire and Vortex do quite a number on the temperature gauge, leading to the planes overheating if you're not careful.

** If the Expo ball on the Mervellieux is any indication, there ''are'' other females in Rive (Femme hails from a neighboring town, Neju). They're just not important.
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** If the Expo ball on the Mervellieux is any indication, there ''are'' other females in Rive (Femme hails from a neighboring town, Neju). [[NominalImportance They're just not important.]]

* ASpotOfTea: Nearly ''everyone''. Ventre, however, sometimes prefers wine.
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* ASpotOfTea: Nearly ''everyone''. Ventre, however, sometimes prefers wine.{{wine|IsClassy}}.

* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Copain (blue) and Femme (green).
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Copain (blue) and Femme (green).(green), keeping in line with their {{Color Motif}}s.
13th Feb '15 6:37:24 PM Kitfox88
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Just a little fun fact
* RuleOfCool: Aircraft that use guns for ignition and have oversized guns for cannons that [[AbnormalAmmo shoot money as ammo]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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* RuleOfCool: Aircraft that use guns for ignition [[note]]somewhat based in reality, such as with the Coffman Engine Starter[[/note]] and have oversized guns for cannons that [[AbnormalAmmo shoot money as ammo]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
11th Dec '13 11:46:27 PM X2X
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* HiddenEyes: Hardi's men have theirs obscured by their hats.
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* HiddenEyes: Hardi's men have theirs [[EyeObscuringHat obscured by their hats.hats]].

* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted with Rival, who is largely a well-mannered neutral (if not antagonistic to Ciel) entry.
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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted with Rival, who is largely a well-mannered neutral (if entry, if not antagonistic to Ciel) entry.Ciel.
17th Sep '13 8:54:41 PM X2X
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* DualityMotif: The color scheme of Rival's attire (half white, half black) really plays up some dualistic symbolism, intentional or not.

* MixAndMatch: The color scheme of Rival's attire (half white, half black) really plays up some dualistic symbolism, intentional or not.
13th Jun '13 12:09:29 PM Prfnoff
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Something not many people knows, [=EasyGameStation=] (Yes, [[{{Recettear}} THAT]] [=EasyGameStation=]) once made a game called "Gunner's Heart" that acts as a slightly downgraded PC port of the game, with more rudimentary cutscenes, but with the plot and characters completely unaltered from the [=PS2=] original.
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Something not many people knows, [=EasyGameStation=] (Yes, [[{{Recettear}} THAT]] [=EasyGameStation=]) once know: Creator/{{EasyGameStation}} made a game called "Gunner's Heart" ''Gunner's Heart'' that acts as a slightly downgraded PC port of the game, with more rudimentary cutscenes, but with the plot and characters completely unaltered from the [=PS2=] original.
3rd Jun '13 4:45:23 PM X2X
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* VillainExitStageLeft: Played straight [[spoiler:if you take too long defeating Vainqueur in Scene 5]]. If not, this is subverted, as [[spoiler:the heroes spot Ventre's overcrowded battleship attempting to escape and pursue it... which then leads to a double subversion where Ciel says that Ventre should have learned his lesson by now and lets Ventre off the hook. Ventre agrees that it's time for him to take a vacation after his final defeat.]]
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* VillainExitStageLeft: Played straight [[spoiler:if you take too long defeating Vainqueur in Scene 5]]. If not, this is subverted, as [[spoiler:the heroes spot Ventre's overcrowded battleship attempting to escape and pursue it... which then leads to a double subversion where Ciel says that Ventre should have learned his lesson by now and lets Ventre off the hook. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Ventre agrees that it's time for him to take a vacation after his final defeat.]]]]]]
30th Apr '13 12:56:19 AM X2X
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Each character is armed with a pair of machine guns [[AbnormalAmmo (that shoot...money??)]] and also have his or her own aircraft, special ability, attributes, and even ''difficulty'' (Ciel is Normal Mode, Copain is Difficult/Hard Mode, and Femme is Easy Mode). Selecting a Gunner takes you through his/her side of the story, often teaming up with all three characters is some stages in races to see who gets the most cash from taking down everything from small ships to big hulking mecha and battleships. Cue many, many explosions. And it's entirely done in anime-style.
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Each character is armed with a pair of machine guns [[AbnormalAmmo (that shoot... money??)]] and also have his or her own aircraft, special ability, attributes, and even ''difficulty'' (Ciel is Normal Mode, Copain is Difficult/Hard Mode, and Femme is Easy Mode). Selecting a Gunner takes you through his/her side of the story, often teaming up with all three characters is some stages in races to see who gets the most cash from taking down everything from small ships to big hulking mecha and battleships. Cue many, many explosions. And it's entirely done in anime-style.

Each character is armed with a pair of machine guns [[AbnormalAmmo (that shoot...money??)]] and also have his or her own aircraft, special ability, attributes, and even ''difficulty'' (Ciel is Normal Mode, Copain is Difficult/Hard Mode, and Femme is Easy Mode). Selecting a Gunner takes you through his/her side * ChargedAttack: The Lock-On feature for all of the story, often teaming optional weapons works this way, allowing the player to send off more of their ammo at once for more spectacular results at the cost of filling up the heat meter at a brisker pace. Special mention goes to the Cross, which goes from 1-3 smaller cross missiles fired simultaneously to a huge honking singular missile with all three characters is some stages in races to see who gets ''a lot'' more boom for the most cash from taking down everything from small ships to big hulking mecha and battleships. Cue many, many explosions. And it's entirely done in anime-style. buck at Max Lock.

Each character is armed with a pair of machine guns [[AbnormalAmmo (that shoot...money??)]] * {{Overheating}}: Using optional weapons and also have his or her own aircraft, special ability, attributes, maneuvers causes the heat meter (your plane's temperature gauge) to rise. Use too many at once without spacing between your actions and even ''difficulty'' (Ciel is Normal Mode, Copain is Difficult/Hard Mode, and Femme is Easy Mode). Selecting a Gunner takes your aircraft will overheat, preventing you through his/her side of the story, often teaming up with all three characters is some stages in races to see who gets the most cash from taking down everything from small ships firing any weapons besides your main guns, using special maneuvers, or boosting as you wait to big hulking mecha and battleships. Cue many, many explosions. And it's entirely done in anime-style. cool down.

* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Rival.
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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Rival.WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted with Rival, who is largely a well-mannered neutral (if not antagonistic to Ciel) entry.
30th Mar '13 10:23:39 AM X2X
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The game stars three "Gunners" (pilot mercenaries for hire), Ciel (a happy-go-lucky Gunner), Copain (Ciel's best friend, a very "Let's get 'em!" kind of guy), and Femme (a hired pilot from out of town, come to guard the Expo). They are stationed in the town of Rive, where an exhibition is about to take place. The exhibition is for the "Eternal Engine," an engine of infinite power. Of course, someone just has to screw up the whole thing and that someone is the criminal genius, Ventre. He's plotting to steal the Eternal Engine for himself, and Hardi, the chief of police, dispatches the Gunners to stop him.
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The game stars three "Gunners" (pilot mercenaries for hire), Ciel (a happy-go-lucky Gunner), Copain (Ciel's best friend, a very "Let's get 'em!" kind of guy), and Femme (a hired pilot from out of town, come to guard the Expo). They are stationed in the island town of Rive, where an exhibition is about to take place. The exhibition is for the "Eternal Engine," an engine of infinite power. Of course, someone just has to screw up the whole thing and that someone is the criminal genius, Ventre. He's plotting to steal the Eternal Engine for himself, and Hardi, the chief of police, dispatches the Gunners to stop him.

Something not many people knows, [=EasyGameStation=] (Yes, [[{{Recettear}} THAT]] [=EasyGameStation=]) once made a game called "Gunner's Heart" that acts as a slightly downgraded PC port of the game, with more rudimentary cutscenes, but with the plot and characters completely unaltered from the PS2 original.
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Something not many people knows, [=EasyGameStation=] (Yes, [[{{Recettear}} THAT]] [=EasyGameStation=]) once made a game called "Gunner's Heart" that acts as a slightly downgraded PC port of the game, with more rudimentary cutscenes, but with the plot and characters completely unaltered from the PS2 [=PS2=] original.

Something not many people knows, [=EasyGameStation=] (Yes, [[{{Recettear}} THAT]] [=EasyGameStation=]) once made * AllThereInTheManual: There exists a game called "Gunner's Heart" [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] guidebook that acts as a slightly downgraded PC port of provides detailed background information for both the game, with more rudimentary cutscenes, but with the plot and characters completely unaltered from and setting. It doesn't do much to affect the PS2 original. player's understanding of the story, but it does help flesh out the game's universe quite substantially.

* ChekhovsGunman: In Femme's campaign, Hardi mentions that a machine soldier was recently stolen. Copain has to take care of that very same machine soldier (the Vainqueur "Fidele") in Scene 1. [[spoiler:It is later upgraded behind the scenes and returns in Scene 5 as the Vainqueur "Garde." In turn, it is shot out of the skies yet again (this time by Ciel), but is apparently repaired soon after to serve as the final boss.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: In Femme's campaign, Hardi mentions that a machine soldier was recently stolen. Copain has to take care of that very same machine soldier (the Vainqueur "Fidele") in Scene 1. After being knocked off of the deck of the Merveilleux, it is repaired off-screen and refitted as the Vainqueur "Sage" and used in Scene 3 of Femme's campaign in an attempt to steal a telescope from Rive. Hardi gives some additional exposition [[note]]the Vainqueur was manufactured by Associť, the makers of Copain's Chevalier, and was intended to be shown off at the Expo, but was stolen while being transported to Rive[[/note]] and he, his men, and Femme team up to take out the machine soldier, causing Ventre to order for its retreat. [[spoiler:It is later upgraded behind the scenes and returns in Scene 5 as the Vainqueur "Garde." In turn, it is shot out of the skies yet again (this time by Ciel), but is apparently repaired soon after to serve as the final boss.]]

--> '''Ciel''': "Umm, yeah, [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba and I'm the Queen of England.]]"
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--> '''Ciel''': "Umm, yeah, [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba and I'm the Queen of England.]]"]]" [[note]]Considering that Rive appears to be modeled after Venice and shares its name with a ''comune'' in the Italian region of Piedmont (despite the prevalence of French names), maybe England [[SubvertedTrope does]] [[OrphanedEtymology exist]] in the ''[=SkyGunner=]'' world.[[/note]]

* FamedInStory: Ciel and Copain are famous Gunners in Rive and the surrounding areas. In fact, Rival almost exclusively refers to Ciel as "Gunner of Rive."
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* FamedInStory: FamedInStory[=/=]LivingLegend: Ciel and Copain are famous Gunners in Rive and the surrounding areas. In fact, Rival almost exclusively refers to Ciel as "Gunner of Rive."

* FamedInStory: Ciel HeroesGoneFishing: Femme's third mission has her and Hardi attempting to enjoy a fine candlelight dinner (Ciel and Copain are famous Gunners in Rive couldn't make it because this Scene respectively occurs after and before their own third chapter). Then Ventre shows up, planning to pilfer the surrounding areas. In fact, Rival almost exclusively refers to Ciel as "Gunner Astronomical Telescope out of Rive."Rive's harbor.

* MightyGlacier[=/=]StoneWall: Hardi's Courage has average firepower (tied with Ciel's Avenir and Copain's Chevalier at B), the worst bank efficiency in the game (a C rating), and lacks traditional special weapons, but makes up for it by having the highest durability rating out of all the planes (S ranked) and can issue commands to his men to have them [[ZergRush flank the opponent]] at the cost of temporarily overheating the plane.
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* MightyGlacier[=/=]StoneWall: Hardi's Courage has average firepower (tied with Ciel's Avenir and Copain's Chevalier at B), the worst bank efficiency in the game (a C rating), and lacks traditional special weapons, but makes up for it compensates by having the highest durability rating out of all the planes (S ranked) and can issue commands to his men to have them [[ZergRush flank the opponent]] at the cost of temporarily overheating the plane.

* SlasherSmile: Rival's default expression.
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* SlasherSmile: Rival's default expression. [[BloodKnight During aerial dogfights, at least.]]

* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: In which, after Rive settles down a bit in the aftermath of Ventre's attempted heists, Femme decides to stay at Rive a little bit longer instead of departing back to Neju.
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: In which, after Rive settles down a bit in the aftermath of Ventre's attempted heists, [[IChooseToStay Femme decides to stay at Rive Rive]] [[DownplayedTrope a little bit longer longer]] instead of departing back to Neju.Neju, drawn in by the locale's allure and feeling she could use a vacation after the game's events.

* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/StarFox'' (or alternatively, ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon'') meets anime in general.
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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/StarFox'' (or alternatively, ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon'') meets anime in general. The [[NeedsMoreLove/VideoGames Needs More Love]] page here alternatively describes it as "a game akin to something like a SteamPunk-styled ''VideoGame/AceCombat''." All are apt descriptors.

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12th Jan '13 3:18:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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