History VideoGame / TalesofTheAbyss

20th Jul '17 5:24:29 PM LovePsychothefirst
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->''"Into this world sustained by [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight the Score]], a stone has been thrown. The ripples will soon try to instigate a gigantic change."''

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->''"Into this world sustained by [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight the Score]], a stone [[SpannerInTheWorks stone]] has been thrown. The ripples will soon try to instigate a gigantic change."''


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* BookEnds: Luke's([[GainaxEnding ?]]) journey begins and ends in Tataroo Valley at night.
20th Jul '17 8:30:20 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** Luke: "Shut up!" and "What a pain!"

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** Luke: "Shut up!" and "What a pain!"pain!" (dropped after [[spoiler: Akzeriuth]])
16th Jul '17 7:08:50 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* GildedCage: The Fabre Manor is this to Luke; he hasn't been allowed to leave it since his kidnapping and TraumaInducedAmnesia to protect him, leaving him with only memories of living there. He's so sheltered that not only does he not have basic knowledge of things like stores, he does not know what the city he lives in looks like. This is a plot point: Luke ''hates'' it so much that his desire [[IJustWantToBeFree to be free]] is what drives his actions as [[AssInAmbassador Ambassador]] and [[spoiler: give the BigBad a means to thoroughly manipulate him.]]
13th Jul '17 12:29:31 AM RainbowPhoenix
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* CainAndAbel: Tear and Van.

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* CainAndAbel: Tear and Van. The game repeatedly jumps back and forth on which is which.
23rd Jun '17 5:13:07 PM LovePsychothefirst
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**[[spoiler: Luke and Asch]] exhibit separate and yet accurate portrayals of [[ParentalAbuse abused children]] who are struggling to deal with a world without their abuser's "guidance". [[spoiler: Both of their relationships with Van reflect the kind of relationship between a child and an emotionally abusive parent.]]
31st May '17 11:31:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* HeirClubForMen: Heavily implied in regards to House Gardios. [[spoiler:Mary and several other people gave their lives to save Guy in large part because they considered protecting the heir to the family to be more important than their own lives. Guy was only five at the time, yet Mary, his older sister, was clearly several years older than him when she died. It's possible that there were other, more complicated reasons for passing the torch to Guy instead. But given how young Guy was at the time (and thus how hard it would be to tell just how good he'd do at his job), this trope is a VERY likely explanation.]]
** Actually, it's not implied that way ''at all''; it's actually far more likely that the Score simply stated otherwise. Sure, [[spoiler: the Score also stated that Hod would fall]], but there was probably something in the Score read at the wedding of Count and Countess Gardios about how they would have two children, and the second born, the son, would be the heir to the Gardios name. [[spoiler: After all, he ''did'' become the heir, if only by default because everyone else died for it]]. This is the more likely explanation, given what we see in the universe for how leaders (and everything else) are chosen. He was chosen because the Score dictated he would be the heir, not because he was male. After all, that's why King Ingobert is the ruler of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear, and not his sister and/or brother-in-law, despite being ineffectual. Ingobert proves that competence and talent for being a ruler don't matter. Peony was picked for the same reason over the rest of the options, but he's by far better at his job.
22nd May '17 9:15:03 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* IdiotHero: Luke. My God, Luke.

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* IdiotHero: Luke. My God, Luke. [[spoiler: This is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], and [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when you take into account the fact Luke is actually seven; he's an idiot because he really only has seven years worth of knowledge (and is expected to act 17 at minimum), this leads to a lot of grief (especially as everyone fails to properly account for his true age), and when one really considers all Luke does over the game, he's actually quite smart for his age.]]
21st May '17 10:12:25 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: ''Everybody'' does this for Luke past a certain point, as after finding out [[spoiler: he's Asch's clone]] he develops a ''massive'' inferiority complex. Some instances are absolutely [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], including when Jade admits he's learned a lot [[MoralSociopathy about humanity]] by watching Luke grow, or any of the ''dozens'' of time Guy declares his UndyingLoyalty to Luke, damn the fact that [[spoiler: Luke's a replica.]] And some examples are more heart''breaking'', including when '''Asch''', of all people, yells at him for putting himself down all the time.
16th May '17 3:40:52 PM keyblade333
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* RealityEnsues: In most RPGs, the heroes kill mooks, even human ones, without a second thought. Although Luke has no problem killing monsters, the first time he kills a human, he has a HeroicBSOD.

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* RealityEnsues: Oh very much. Abyss might be one of the most brutally "realistic" look at a world in a JRPG.
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In most RPGs, the heroes kill mooks, even human ones, without a second thought. Although Luke has no problem killing monsters, the first time he kills a human, he has a HeroicBSOD.HeroicBSOD.
** Luke is constantly LockedOutOfTheLoop by everyone, except for his mentor Van. Instead of this leaving Luke confused but focused on moving ahead on the journey, it makes him extremely angry because the others keep treating him like TheLoad. [[spoiler:This makes it easy for Van to exploit Luke to cause the destruction of Akzeriuth, since Van was GenreSavvy enough to use Luke's trust to make himself seem like he cared for him.]]
** The entire main story is a case of it. Yulia gifted mankind with the Score to prevent mankind from destroying itself. However people instead saw the Score as absolute and become focused on making sure the Score was fulfilled, since if history is already predetermined, [[YouCannotFightFate whats the point trying to alter it?]]



* RecurringBoss: And most of them are [[ThatOneBoss that boss]] too.

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* RecurringBoss: And The most common foes faced in the game is the QuirkyMinibossSquad, the God-Generals, and all of them are [[ThatOneBoss that boss]] too.



* RelaxOVision: Censoring on how Jade ''[[strike:rapes]] [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=2dtCoe7sMIQ beats up]]'' Dist.
26th Apr '17 9:17:05 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: None whatsoever, brutally so. The short version is that '''the whole plot''' could have averted if the BigBad had gotten therapy. For a little more detail, both [[MadScientist Jade]] and [[HeroicSelfDeprecation Luke]] definitely need this as well. ''Especially'' Luke.
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