History VideoGame / TormentTidesOfNumenera

24th Apr '17 3:29:46 AM NanoMoose
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** '''The Dendra O'hur''': A [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal cult]], they believe that the strength and knowledge of those they devour will pass on to them. Worshiping their Great Queen Sar'Lavun, the Lady of Maggots, they roam the land in search of new prey, cloaked in rags and tatters and leaving only gnawed bones in their wake.

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** '''The Dendra O'hur''': A [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal cult]], they believe that the strength and knowledge of those they devour will pass on to them. Worshiping Worshipping their Great Queen Sar'Lavun, the Lady of Maggots, they roam the land in search of new prey, cloaked in rags and tatters and leaving only gnawed bones in their wake.



** The Changing God and the Last Castoff are both expies of different aspects of the Nameless One, not the least of which being their healing factor, the long history of misery left in their wake, and devotion to journaling. In particular, the Changing God's indifference to the suffering or deaths he causes, in his brilliant intellect and easy, superficial charm while caring only for himself, his own survival and goals -- all these things make him an Expy of the Nameless One's long-dead Practical Incarnation, while the the Last Castoff is likewise the player avatar left to piece together what he can in the present.

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** The Changing God and the Last Castoff are both expies of different aspects of the Nameless One, not the least of which being their healing factor, the long history of misery left in their wake, and devotion to journaling. In particular, the Changing God's indifference to the suffering or deaths he causes, in his brilliant intellect and easy, intellect, his easy superficial charm while caring only for himself, charm, and his own survival and absolute indifference to anyone outside his personal goals -- all these things make him an Expy of the Nameless One's long-dead Practical Incarnation, while the the Last Castoff is likewise the player avatar left to piece together what he can in the present.fragments left in his wake.



** The Fifth Gate is a dead ringer for ''Planescape: Torment''[='=]s Smoldering Corpse Bar, with its factory-like interior, unusual clientele (including war veterans and ExpositionDump [=NPCs=]), and another cameo by the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification enigmatic vowel]] O.

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** The Fifth Gate is a dead ringer for ''Planescape: Torment''[='=]s Smoldering Corpse Bar, with its factory-like interior, unusual clientele clientèle (including war veterans and ExpositionDump [=NPCs=]), and another cameo by the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification enigmatic vowel]] O.



** Unlike most examples of the trope, though, this is mainly because your character, quite literally, did not ''have'' a life before the Changing God's departure -- the Last Castoff is born the moment the Changing God departs his body. The Last Castoff is not recalling their own life, but fragments of the Changing God's life. [[spoiler:Complicated further by TheReveal that The Changing God was not able to escape your body before The Sorrow burned out his memories. It's possible that you are actually the amnesiac Changing God.]]
** Both Erritis and Rhin are missing significant chunks of their memory when you first encounter them, although they at least had memories to lose.

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** Unlike most examples of the trope, though, this is mainly because your character, quite literally, did not ''have'' a life before the Changing God's departure -- the Last Castoff is born the moment the Changing God departs his body. The Last Castoff is not recalling their own life, but fragments of the Changing God's life. [[spoiler:Complicated further by TheReveal that The Changing God was not able to escape your body before The Sorrow burned out his memories. It's possible that you are actually ''are'' the amnesiac Changing God.]]
** Both Erritis and Rhin are missing significant chunks of their memory memories when you first encounter them, although they at least had memories to lose.



** You can pull a [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Bronze sphere]] from within yourself in the Changing God's sanctuary.

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** You can pull a [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Bronze bronze sphere]] from within yourself in the Changing God's sanctuary.sanctuary. Unlike that one, it's immediately useful.



** There is a woman who has three orbs orbiting her head. Each orb contains a rodent. Their names are [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Bei, Bu and Bao]]

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** There is a woman who has three orbs orbiting her head. Each orb contains a rodent. Their names are [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Bei, Bu and Bao]]Bao]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Sorrow sees the torment caused by the Changing God and wishes to hunt him for a long-awaited judgment, but that also means for him to eradicate his castoffs who are more victims than enemies.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Sorrow sees the torment caused by the Changing God and wishes to hunt him for a long-awaited judgment, judgement, but that it's also means for him to eradicate eradicating his castoffs castoffs, who are more victims than enemies.
15th Apr '17 10:22:37 PM Blissey1
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** Despite Being called the "Ninth World", it's heavily implied, and outright stated by at least one NPC, that there's been ''many'' more than just eight civilizations before this current one, and that there's honestly no good reason for this to be called the Ninth World except that's just the name that stuck.
13th Apr '17 12:50:22 AM M84
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* AxCrazy: The Nychthemeron during daytime. So much so that you can only speak to it during nighttime. It'll try to rip your head off during the day if you bother it.
10th Apr '17 11:44:29 AM LordArvidthe13th
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Sorrow, surprisingly. When the Last Castoff finally talks to it at the end of the game, it patiently answers all of his/her questions in a reasonable manner, and explains how the Castoffs bring nothing but pain to the world through their abuse of the Tides, whether they want to or not, and that they must be eradicated to make things right again. It calmly lists the Castoff's options, and personally makes their wish reality. All this after the Sorrow has been firmly established as an unstoppable force that can't be reasoned with.
** Of course, this might be the first time in millions of years of existence that anything can end the Sorrow; the PC. So it might be Affable out of desperation.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Sorrow, surprisingly. When the Last Castoff finally talks to it at the end of the game, it patiently answers all of his/her questions in a reasonable manner, and explains how the Castoffs bring nothing but pain to the world through their abuse of the Tides, whether they want to or not, and that they must be eradicated to make things right again. It calmly lists the Castoff's options, and personally makes their wish reality. All this after the Sorrow has been firmly established as an unstoppable force that can't be reasoned with. \n** Of course, this might be the first time in millions of years of existence that anything can end the Sorrow; the PC. So it might be Affable out of desperation.]]
10th Apr '17 11:43:22 AM LordArvidthe13th
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Sorrow, surprisingly. When the Last Castoff finally talks to it at the end of the game, it patiently answers all of his/her questions in a reasonable manner, and explains how the Castoffs bring nothing but pain to the world through their abuse of the Tides, whether they want to or not, and that they must be eradicated to make things right again. It calmly lists the Castoff's options, and personally makes their wish reality. All this after the Sorrow has been firmly established as an unstoppable force that can't be reasoned with.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Sorrow, surprisingly. When the Last Castoff finally talks to it at the end of the game, it patiently answers all of his/her questions in a reasonable manner, and explains how the Castoffs bring nothing but pain to the world through their abuse of the Tides, whether they want to or not, and that they must be eradicated to make things right again. It calmly lists the Castoff's options, and personally makes their wish reality. All this after the Sorrow has been firmly established as an unstoppable force that can't be reasoned with.
**Of course, this might be the first time in millions of years of existence that anything can end the Sorrow; the PC. So it might be Affable out of desperation.
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6th Apr '17 9:28:38 PM nombretomado
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** You can pull a [[PlanescapeTorment Bronze sphere]] from within yourself in the Changing God's sanctuary.

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** You can pull a [[PlanescapeTorment [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Bronze sphere]] from within yourself in the Changing God's sanctuary.
6th Apr '17 9:13:48 PM M84
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* YoureNotMyFather: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Miika The Changing God's daughter]] confronts the being who claims to be her father [[spoiler:the Specter]]...and doesn't recognize him at all. [[spoiler:This is because he's just an ArtificalIntelligence based on a backup copy of The Changing God's memories. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly be the real Changing God since even Miika doesn't recognize him.]]

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* YoureNotMyFather: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Miika The Changing God's daughter]] confronts the being who claims to be her father [[spoiler:the Specter]]...and doesn't recognize him at all. [[spoiler:This is because he's just an ArtificalIntelligence ArtificialIntelligence based on a backup copy of The Changing God's memories. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly be the real Changing God since even Miika doesn't recognize him.]]
6th Apr '17 12:28:29 AM M84
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* YoureNotMyFather: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Miika The Changing God's daughter]] confronts the being who claims to be her father [[spoiler:the Specter]]...and doesn't recognize him at all. [[spoiler:This is because he's just an ArtificalIntelligence based on a backup copy of The Changing God's memories. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly the ''real'' Changing God since even Miika doesn't recognize him.]]

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* YoureNotMyFather: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Miika The Changing God's daughter]] confronts the being who claims to be her father [[spoiler:the Specter]]...and doesn't recognize him at all. [[spoiler:This is because he's just an ArtificalIntelligence based on a backup copy of The Changing God's memories. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly be the ''real'' real Changing God since even Miika doesn't recognize him.]]
6th Apr '17 12:28:08 AM M84
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* YoureNotMyFather: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Miika The Changing God's daughter]] confronts the being who claims to be her father [[spoiler:the Specter]]...and doesn't recognize him at all. [[spoiler:This is because he's just an ArtificalIntelligence based on a backup copy of The Changing God's memories. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly the ''real'' Changing God since even Miika doesn't recognize him.]]
4th Apr '17 1:02:51 AM M84
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** Unlike most examples of the trope, though, this is mainly because your character, quite literally, did not ''have'' a life before the Changing God's departure -- the Last Castoff is born the moment the Changing God departs his body. The Last Castoff is not recalling their own life, but fragments of the Changing God's life.

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** Unlike most examples of the trope, though, this is mainly because your character, quite literally, did not ''have'' a life before the Changing God's departure -- the Last Castoff is born the moment the Changing God departs his body. The Last Castoff is not recalling their own life, but fragments of the Changing God's life. [[spoiler:Complicated further by TheReveal that The Changing God was not able to escape your body before The Sorrow burned out his memories. It's possible that you are actually the amnesiac Changing God.]]
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