History VideoGame / TalesofTheAbyss

6th Jun '18 11:47:16 PM Thespian101
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* ActionGirl: Tear, Natalia, and Anise.

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* ActionGirl: Tear, Natalia, and Anise. All three are members of your party and readily leap into battle alongside the others, not to mention each of them has already experienced battle before the game and they also take part in several cutscene fights.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Luke ''thinks'' this is the case with Tear.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Subverted; Luke ''thinks'' this is the case with Tear.
31st May '18 1:55:01 AM Thespian101
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** Tear can be awfully scathing and aloof, but she's also a deeply loving person.


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** Princess Natalia is a tried and true RichBitch, but she also truly loves her people, and loses the "jerk" part completely as time goes on.
29th May '18 11:12:48 PM Thespian101
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* DarkActionGirl: Legretta, Arietta, and Nebilim.
24th May '18 8:40:38 AM Thespian101
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[[caption-width-right:287:From left to right: [[PoliticallyActivePrincess Natalia]] [[OverlyLongName L.K.]] [[LethalChef Lanvaldear]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Fon Master]] [[IllGirl Ion]], [[DeadpanSnarker Jade]] [[ColonelBadass Curtiss]], [[IdiotHero Luke fon]] [[ShelteredAristocrat Fabre]], [[WhiteMage Tear]] [[FamousAncestor Grants]], [[TeamPet Mieu]], [[NiceGuy Guy]] [[ChickMagnet Cecil]], and [[GoldDigger Anise]] [[TokenMiniMoe Tatlin]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:287:From left to right: [[PoliticallyActivePrincess Natalia]] [[OverlyLongName L.K.]] [[LethalChef Lanvaldear]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Fon Master]] [[IllGirl [[IllBoy Ion]], [[DeadpanSnarker Jade]] [[ColonelBadass Curtiss]], [[IdiotHero Luke fon]] [[ShelteredAristocrat Fabre]], [[WhiteMage Tear]] [[FamousAncestor Grants]], [[TeamPet Mieu]], [[NiceGuy Guy]] [[ChickMagnet Cecil]], and [[GoldDigger Anise]] [[TokenMiniMoe Tatlin]].]]
8th May '18 8:52:04 AM urutapu
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* SpoilerOpening: In the anime: [[spoiler:Natalia joining the party, the fact that Van is a villain (implied by him showing up with other antagonists), Asch's face (he goes on as TheFaceless for awhile in the show proper) and the fact that he and Luke have some kind of connection, and Luke's ImportantHaircut]]. And that's not even getting into the lyrics themselves...
** The opening of the game is barely any better. Aside from showing that Natalia was a playable character, we see Luke [[spoiler: switching between being short and longhaired]].
** The english manual is just as bad. It features Luke [[spoiler: with short hair]] and depicted with the [[GuideDangIt second Mystic Arte Lost Fon Drive]] shot. He's first introduced [[spoiler: with long hair]], but the Status Screen screenshots picture him with [[spoiler: short hair]] and being called Luke Fone Fabre.
*** The japanese manual avoids all spoilers by having all the screenshots depicting Luke with [[spoiler: long hair]].
** The anime also lovingly tells you exactly where certain God Generals are set to die.

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* SpoilerOpening: In The opening song, "Karma", is ''very'' relevant to the anime: [[spoiler:Natalia narrative if you bother to look up the translated lyrics. Both the game and anime's clips for it also spoil several details:
** The game's opening shows Natalia
joining the party, party and [[spoiler:Luke with his short hair]].
** The anime adaptation's opening also spoils Natalia joining
the fact party and [[spoiler:Luke's ImportantHaircut]]. It also implies that Van [[spoiler:Van is a villain (implied by including him showing up in a sequence with other antagonists), Asch's face (he goes on as the God Generals--and all seven of them are shown in their places of death]]. [[spoiler:Asch's face]] is fully visible from episode 1 despite him being TheFaceless for awhile in the show proper) proper, and the fact that he [[spoiler:he and Luke have some kind of connection, and Luke's ImportantHaircut]]. And that's not even getting into the lyrics themselves...
** The opening of the game is barely any better. Aside from showing that Natalia was a playable character, we see Luke [[spoiler: switching between being short and longhaired]].
** The english manual is just as bad. It features Luke [[spoiler: with short hair]] and depicted with the [[GuideDangIt second Mystic Arte Lost Fon Drive]] shot. He's first introduced [[spoiler: with long hair]], but the Status Screen screenshots picture him with [[spoiler: short hair]] and being called Luke Fone Fabre.
*** The japanese manual avoids all spoilers by having all the screenshots depicting Luke with [[spoiler: long hair]].
** The anime also lovingly tells you exactly where certain God Generals
are set to die.obviously connected]].
16th Apr '18 12:47:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** 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.]]

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** 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 used Luke's trust to make himself seem like he cared for him.]]
26th Mar '18 2:18:17 PM UncloudedTJ
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Miasma. Van may be the BigBad of the story responsible for most of the events, but he bears no ill will towards the party. Their mutual enemy is the Miasma that is consuming the world and fated to destroy it. Granted, the Miasma is a

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* GreaterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain:
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The Miasma. Van may be the BigBad of the story responsible for most of the events, but he bears no ill will towards the party. Their mutual enemy is the Miasma that is consuming the world and fated to destroy it. Granted, the Miasma is a natural hazard.
** [[spoiler: The original Ion. He's was Van's partner in his plan to replicate the world, and he may even have been the one who came up with the plan to replicate the world in the first place. Even if he wasn't, he definitely supported it, and promoted Van to Commandant in order for him to have the political and military power needed to carry the plan out after his (Ion's) death.]]
23rd Mar '18 1:43:31 PM slvstrChung
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** Musical symbology is rife in this game. In the Japanese translation, "fonic artes" (magic) is rendered as "tone magic". When Jade uses his "Mystic Cage" arte, he says (in English), "Oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the Necromancer. [[CallingYourAttacks Mystic Cage]]!" And all the titles in front of Order-of-Lorelei ranks (Ionian, Locrian, etc) are all terms from UsefulNotes/MusicTheory. And let's not forget that the "fonons" manipulated by magic are basic particles of sound.
** To say nothing of the fact that the world is governed by a ''Score'' and several of the levels have giant floating music staffs in the background.
** The several of the teleport pads in the Absorption Gate look like treble clefs.
** Most of the Capacity Cores and shops have music-term names (Marcato is a Core while Virtuoso is a shop in Baticul, for instance). Largo is also a tempo of music.

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** Musical symbology is rife in this game. In the Japanese translation, "fonic artes" (magic) is rendered as "tone magic". When Jade uses his "Mystic Cage" arte, he says (in English), "Oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the Necromancer. [[CallingYourAttacks Mystic Cage]]!" And all the titles in front of Order-of-Lorelei ranks (Ionian, Locrian, etc) are all terms from UsefulNotes/MusicTheory. And let's not forget that the "fonons" manipulated by magic are basic particles of sound.
** To say nothing of the fact that the world is governed by a ''Score'' and several of the levels have giant floating music staffs in the background.
** The several of the teleport pads in the Absorption Gate look like treble clefs.
** Most of the Capacity Cores and shops have music-term names (Marcato is a Core while Virtuoso is a shop in Baticul, for instance). Largo is also a tempo of music.
Cage]]!"


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* MusicalThemeNaming: all over the place.
** In the Japanese translation, "fonic artes" (magic) is rendered as "tone magic".
** All the titles in front of Order-of-Lorelei ranks (Ionian, Locrian, etc) are all terms from UsefulNotes/MusicTheory.
** The "fonons" manipulated by magic are basic particles of sound.
** The world is governed by a ''Score'' (AKA, sheet music) and several of the levels have giant floating music staffs in the background.
** The several of the teleport pads in the Absorption Gate look like treble clefs.
** Most of the Capacity Cores and shops have music-term names (Marcato is a Core while Virtuoso is a shop in Baticul, for instance).
** Largo is a tempo of music.
22nd Mar '18 2:30:22 PM slvstrChung
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** Musical symbology is rife in this game. In the Japanese translation, "fonic artes" (magic) is rendered as "tone magic". When Jade uses his "Mystic Cage" arte, he says (in English), "Oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the Necromancer. [[CallingYourAttacks Mystic Cage]]!" And all the titles in front of Order-of-Lorelei ranks (Ionian, Locrian, etc) are all music-theory terms. And let's not forget that the "fonons" manipulated by magic are basic particles of sound.

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** Musical symbology is rife in this game. In the Japanese translation, "fonic artes" (magic) is rendered as "tone magic". When Jade uses his "Mystic Cage" arte, he says (in English), "Oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the Necromancer. [[CallingYourAttacks Mystic Cage]]!" And all the titles in front of Order-of-Lorelei ranks (Ionian, Locrian, etc) are all music-theory terms.terms from UsefulNotes/MusicTheory. And let's not forget that the "fonons" manipulated by magic are basic particles of sound.
19th Mar '18 3:24:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: The original Ion. He's was Van's partner in his plan to replicate the world, and he may even have been the one who came up with the plan to replicate the world in the first place. Even if he wasn't, he definitely supported it, and promoted Van to Commandant in order for him to have the political and military power needed to carry the plan out after his (Ion's) death.]]
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