History VideoGame / ValkyriaChronicles

11th Jun '16 11:20:15 PM AnotherDuck
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* HateSink: Two of the generals, General Gregor of the Imperials and General Damon of the Gallians, are among the most immoral characters of the game, with few redeeming values. Both of them treat people as commodities to be used and [[WeHaveReserves expended]]. Even [[spoiler:Selvaria killing General Damon]] is shown in a postive light, relatively speaking.
2nd Jun '16 11:58:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Maximilian ''encore''! Also Gregor, though he usually wears a hat.
6th Apr '16 5:18:45 PM Wuz
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* DavidVersusGoliath: Figuratively speaking, this applies to the tiny nation of Gallia's defense against the massive East Europan Imperial Alliance's invasion. [[spoiler:But really it's more like David versus ''two'' Goliaths, if you count the Atlantic Federation.]]

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* DavidVersusGoliath: Figuratively speaking, this applies to the tiny nation of Gallia's defense against the massive East Europan Imperial Alliance's invasion. [[spoiler:But really it's more like David versus ''two'' Goliaths, if you count the Atlantic Federation.]]



* TheFederation: [[spoiler:Subverted. They show up as antagonists.]]

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* TheFederation: [[spoiler:Subverted. They show The Atlantic Federation is one side in the Europan conflict. However, they are not played up as antagonists.]]heroic by any means.
5th Apr '16 10:16:44 PM Wuz
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* AceCustom: The ''Edelwiess''

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* AceCustom: The ''Edelwiess''''Edelwiess''.



** Definitely applies to the leaders of the Imperial invasion; defeating each one is among the hardest tasks in the game. [[spoiler:Selvaria, even when she isn't a Valkyria, has a [[{{BFG}} Big Friggin' Machine Gun]] with huge range; Jaeger has an incredibly powerful tank with a sheet of armor that needs to be blown off before you can even AttackItsWeakPoint; defeating Maximilian's Batomys is ridiculously long and involved, and Maximilian himself goes OneWingedAngel and absorbs all the powers of the Valkyria and then some.]]

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** Definitely applies to the leaders of the Imperial invasion; defeating each one is among the hardest tasks in the game. [[spoiler:Selvaria, Selvaria, even when she isn't a Valkyria, has a [[{{BFG}} Big Friggin' Machine Gun]] with huge range; Jaeger has an incredibly powerful tank with a sheet of armor that needs to be blown off before you can even AttackItsWeakPoint; defeating Maximilian's Batomys is ridiculously long and involved, and [[spoiler:and Maximilian himself goes OneWingedAngel and absorbs all the powers of the Valkyria and then some.]]



*** Then you have the Lancer weapon itself. It's basically a rocket attached to a lance(or rather, an oversized Panzerfaust). In terms of accuracy, it's already difficult to hold such a long and unwieldy object with pinpoint precision from your hip. Now add holding it out with one hand with a heavy explosive on the end. It takes a lot of strength and damn good hand-eye coordination to hit something with that. Shoulder mounted rocket launchers were around as early as World War 1, so even in an alternate history like this, it would be more practical and accurate instead of holding the explosive out on the end of a long pole (this is somewhat justified by lances being culturally significant to the Europan peoples because of the Valkyria). When crouching down, Lancers do fire from the shoulder, but it doesn't provide any bonus to accuracy.

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*** Then you have the Lancer weapon itself. It's basically a rocket attached to a lance(or lance (or rather, an oversized Panzerfaust). In terms of accuracy, it's already difficult to hold such a long and unwieldy object with pinpoint precision from your hip. Now add holding it out with one hand with a heavy explosive on the end. It takes a lot of strength and damn good hand-eye coordination to hit something with that. Shoulder mounted rocket launchers were around as early as World War 1, so even in an alternate history like this, it would be more practical and accurate instead of holding the explosive out on the end of a long pole (this is somewhat justified by lances being culturally significant to the Europan peoples because of the Valkyria). When crouching down, Lancers do fire from the shoulder, but it doesn't provide any bonus to accuracy.



* BaitAndSwitchGunshot

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshotBaitAndSwitchGunshot: This happens in Chapter 1, when Alicia initially thought that Welkin was a spy.



* TheCameo: Major cameos by Vyse, Aika, and Fina of ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia.'' Vyse and Aika appear as two playable soldiers while Fina appears as a medic along with her two sisters, Gina and Mina.

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* TheCameo: Major cameos by Vyse, Aika, and Fina of ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia.'' Vyse and Aika appear as two playable soldiers while Fina appears as a medic along (along with her two sisters, Gina and Mina.Mina, though these two never existed in ''Skies Of Arcadia'').



** Drill sergeant Calvaro's existence hinges on his ability to insult you as you level up your troops. He's the epitome of the trope, really.
--> '''Drill Sergeant Calvaro''': Good job maggots! You're one step closer to being human!

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** Drill sergeant Calvaro's Clavaro's existence hinges on his ability to insult you as you level up your troops. He's the epitome of the trope, really.
--> '''Drill Sergeant Calvaro''': Clavaro''': Good job maggots! You're one step closer to being human!
5th Apr '16 10:11:29 PM Wuz
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** The DLC focusing on Selvaria only makes this worse, as she is depicted as a caring commander who leads from the front and treats the men serving under her as human beings. She even goes so far as to allow her engineer, Johann, to rest in her cot after he collapses after the first battle of her DLC -- though she does freak out for a moment and slap him when he points out that her breasts are pressing against his arm.
*** One can say she's AMotherToHerMen.
** Also, if you listen carefully, it's revealed that Johann is actually [[spoiler:Oswald the Iron, one of the enemy aces you encounter.]]
*** Though considering he appears at least twice in the game, three if you have the Challenges DLC, it's likely that the Imperials also have a habit of only falling unconscious when grievously wounded.

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** The DLC focusing on Selvaria only makes this worse, as she is depicted as a caring commander who leads from the front and treats the men serving under her as human beings. She even goes so far as to allow her engineer, Johann, to rest in her cot after he collapses after the first battle of her DLC -- though she does freak out for a moment and slap him when he points out that her breasts are pressing against his arm.
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arm. One can say she's AMotherToHerMen.
** Also, if you listen carefully, it's revealed that Johann is actually [[spoiler:Oswald the Iron, one of the enemy aces you encounter.]]
*** Though considering he appears at least twice in the game, three if you have the Challenges DLC, it's likely that the Imperials also have a habit of only falling unconscious when grievously wounded.
AMotherToHerMen.



* DoomedByCanon: Johann of the Selvaria DLC is promoted into Oswald the Iron, one of the EliteMooks of the main game, at the end of his story, implying that chances are that he's fated to eventually die by the protagonists' hands.

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* DoomedByCanon: Johann of the Selvaria DLC is promoted into Oswald the Iron, one of the EliteMooks of the main game, at the end of his story, implying that chances are that he's fated to eventually die by the protagonists' hands. Though considering he appears at least twice in the game, (three if you have the Challenges DLC) it's likely that the Imperials also have a habit of only falling unconscious when grievously wounded.
5th Apr '16 12:41:26 AM Wuz
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** Geld is a torturer and coward that Captain Varrot has spent years hunting down. [[spoiler:Though Varrot is ultimately convinced by Largo to not kill him, it's implied Maximilian killed him in some horrible way instead due to him not following protocol.]]
** [[spoiler:General Damon]] really deserved what he had coming to him.

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** Geld is a torturer and coward that Captain Varrot has spent years hunting down. [[spoiler:Though Though Varrot is ultimately convinced by Largo to not kill him, it's implied Maximilian killed executed him in some horrible way instead when he returned due to him not following protocol.]]
torturing hostages.
** [[spoiler:General Damon]] General Damon really deserved what he had coming to him.



* GentleGiant: Walter, Hector, Jann, and Largo. Note that they're all Lancers, a class you'd expect to be populated with DumbMuscle. [[SubvertedTrope There's not a single one who fits that description, with the exception of Theod who's a small-town bully and bigot]]

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* GentleGiant: Walter, Hector, Jann, and Largo. Note that they're all Lancers, a class you'd expect to be populated with DumbMuscle. [[SubvertedTrope There's not a single one who fits that description, with the exception of Theod who's a small-town bully and bigot]]bigot]].



* HystericalWoman: Alicia and Varrot. [[spoiler: Despite spending most of the game being calm, collected, and competent, the culmination of all three of their character arcs see them becoming so consumed with their emotions that they become dangerously, suicidally self-destructive, and require a male love interest to save them from themselves. Welkin and Largo both step up to talk Alicia and Varrot down.]]

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* HystericalWoman: Alicia and Varrot. [[spoiler: Despite spending most of the game being calm, collected, and competent, the culmination of all three of their character arcs see them becoming so consumed with their emotions that they become dangerously, suicidally self-destructive, and require a male love interest to save them from themselves. Welkin and Largo both step up to talk Alicia and Varrot down.]]



* KarmicDeath: Most of the morally corrupt characters [[spoiler:on both sides]] suffer a well-deserved demise. When not literally it comes symbolically, through loss of status or motivation.

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* KarmicDeath: Most of the morally corrupt characters [[spoiler:on on both sides]] sides suffer a well-deserved demise. When not literally it comes symbolically, through loss of status or motivation.



** In Selvaria's side chapter, Damon kicks the dog when he [[spoiler:uses poisonous ragnite gas against the Imperials even though both sides are under a treaty that specifically forbids the use of such weapons. Not only that, but after he loses the battle, Damon covers for his failure by ''accusing the Imperials'' of illegally using chemical/biological weapons!]]

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** In Selvaria's side chapter, Damon kicks the dog when he [[spoiler:uses uses poisonous ragnite gas against the Imperials even though both sides are under a treaty that specifically forbids the use of such weapons. Not only that, but after he loses the battle, Damon covers for his failure by ''accusing the Imperials'' of illegally using chemical/biological weapons!]]weapons!



* {{Magitek}}: Downplayed. Ragnite does have peculiar properties that enchance those with Valkyrur blood, but is otherwise a mineral and fuel source vital to industrial civilization.

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* {{Magitek}}: Downplayed. Ragnite does have peculiar properties that enchance enhance those with Valkyrur blood, but is otherwise a mineral and fuel source vital to industrial civilization.



** Averted by the cameos from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', even though the original plays them straight. Aika and Vyse were given the last names of Thompson and Inglebard, respectively.

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** Averted by the cameos from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', even though the original plays them straight. Vyse and Aika and Vyse were given the last names of Thompson Inglebard and Inglebard, Thompson, respectively.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Selvaria, a Valkyria, who is capable of single-handedly turning the tide of an entire battle in her Valkyria form. [[spoiler:And then there's the Valkyria's final flame, which practically turns her into a walking ''nuclear bomb''.]] [[spoiler:It's not just her. Alicia is one as well, since she is also a Valkyria.]]

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Selvaria, a Valkyria, who The Valkyrians, descendants of the Valkyrur. Selvaria is capable of single-handedly turning the tide of an entire battle in her Valkyria form. [[spoiler:And then there's the Valkyria's final flame, which practically turns her into a walking ''nuclear bomb''.]] [[spoiler:It's not just her. Alicia is one as well, since she is also a Valkyria.]]



* RedBaron: Various characters have names attached to them, most noticeably the enemy aces. They have monikers like "the Iron", "the Immortal", "the Heavy". The Selvaria DLC showed that Musaad was in the military with the name "the Mole", which he apparently had since the previous war, also according to her bio at the end of the game, [[spoiler: Jane, in addition to becomming a drill instructor is referred to as "Sadistic Jane" with reverence]].

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* RedBaron: Various characters have names attached to them, most noticeably the enemy aces. They have monikers like "the Iron", "the Immortal", "the Heavy". The Selvaria DLC showed that Musaad was in the military with the name "the Mole", which he apparently had since the previous war, also war. Also, according to her bio at the end of the game, [[spoiler: Jane, in addition to becomming a drill instructor is referred to as "Sadistic Jane" with reverence]].reverence.



* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: [[spoiler: Alicia]] feels this way about being Valkyria. She's convinced otherwise.

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* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: ThatWomanIsDead: [[spoiler: Alicia]] feels this way about being Valkyria. She's convinced otherwise.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Isara]]

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Isara]][[spoiler:Isara.]]
4th Apr '16 10:26:06 AM fethface
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In one of the side chapters, an Imperial war criminal who is infamous for taking civilian hostages in battle is court-marshaled ''by his own superiors''. Maximilian may be a bit of a royal bastard who treats even his most loyal subordinates as pawns, but even he expects his troops to stick to the rules of war.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In one of the side chapters, an Imperial war criminal who is infamous for taking civilian hostages in battle is court-marshaled court-martialed ''by his own superiors''. Maximilian may be a bit of a royal bastard who treats even his most loyal subordinates as pawns, but even he expects his troops to stick to the rules of war.
4th Apr '16 8:17:27 AM Wuz
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Czesary's profile reveals that he loses [[spoiler:his cynical nature after falling out of a tree after the war]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Czesary's Cezary's profile reveals that he loses [[spoiler:his his cynical nature after falling out of a tree after the war]].war.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Oh yes. Both games border on {{Suikoden}} levels.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Oh yes. Both Squad 7 has about 50 characters in its roster that you can choose from, and there are even more story-important characters. The games in the franchise border on {{Suikoden}} VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} levels.
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