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* SadlyMythtaken: The game is nominally based on Norse mythology. The first wince-worthy moment comes about halfway into the introduction, when the writer fails to have researched ''which'' Norse gods are Aesir and which are Vanir. Odin (an Aesir) is telling Lenneth Valkyrie (the player character, who works for Odin) and Freya (your main point of contact among the gods) how war with the Vanir appears to be inevitable -- but Freya is a Vanir in the original myths!
** Which is rather forgivable, given that in the myth, [[TakeThat Freya was given to the Aesir as part of a hostage exchange and never taken back]].
** The myth of Ragnarok concerns a battle between the gods and the ''Jotuns'', a race of giants, not the Vanir. In the myths, the Aesir and Vanir waged war at one point, but made peace long before Ragnarok was supposed to happen.
*** Oddly, the Vanir's stronghold in the B ending is still called ''Jotunheim.''
*** Also, the so-called Vanir in the game are obviously giants (just look at how much taller they are than Lenneth as you run through Jotunheim), and during the lead-up to the A ending, Freya calls their enemies "giants." Just do a mental search-and-replace whenever you see the word Vanir, and swap in Jotun instead; it makes the game a bit closer to the actual myths.
*** Even odder, Surt, the final boss in the B ending, is the king of the fire giants. His stronghold is made of ice.
*** There is a throwaway line in the description for one dungeon (the Citadel of Flame) that states that Surt is the lord of Muspelheim, and that he has a volcano named for him. That makes the ice stronghold make even less sense; why didn't the designers just set the last battle there?
** Odin has two eyes, so what did he trade for ultimate wisdom?
** For [[JustForPun some ungodly reason]], Valkyrie Profile's Frey (Freyr?) and Mimir are female.
** There were either ''nine'' valkyries, or any number; there were never only three, and they could all be active at once (i.e. they didn't share one body). They also did not rule over fate itself. The valkyries in this game seem to have been combined with the Norns.
*** Then again, some sources also refer that the Norns could take role as valkyries, but they can act more independently compared to the "traditional" ones (since they don't need to answer to Odin and Freya) and some skaldic sagas mentioned that the Norns are possibly half-elven. Unintentional FridgeBrilliance kicks in for what the Seal Rating's functions and the meta-background of Lezard [[spoiler: using a half-elven homunculus to revive Lenneth]] are.
** Niflheim is treated as the absolute lowest root of Yggdrasil (for a simpler comparison, the equivalent to the Judeo-Christian Hell)and as the land of the dead in the game. In the actual mythos, the realm of Hel is the actual land of the dead and the absolute lowest branch. Sources vary on Niflheim's position on the tree; some have it in the middle branches along with Midgard, while some put it on the lower branches with Hel and Svartalfheim (the land of dwarves). Similarly, Jotunheim, the land of giants, also is put on the middle or low branches in various sources.
** Some of the names were misspelled (which often happened in several old games), while others were just changed without knowing the wiser. For example, Bloodbane was clearly meant to be Jormungand, the dragon who fought against Thor in the original myth, and the Demon Sword Levantine was a possible misspell of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laevatein Lævateinn]], a real mythological weapon in Norse Mythology, said to be capable of killing gods (in the original myths, the weapon is used to kill Baldr, Odin's son. ''Lævateinn'' is usually recognized as mistletoe twig, but the name is etymologically originated as the Norse ''kenning'' (basically epithet) for a sword).

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* SadlyMythtaken: The game is nominally based on Norse mythology. Myth/NorseMythology.
**
The first wince-worthy moment comes about halfway into game confuses the introduction, when the writer fails to have researched ''which'' Norse gods are Aesir and which are Vanir. Odin (an Aesir) is telling Lenneth Valkyrie (the player character, who works for Odin) and Freya (your main point Jotuns, a race of contact among the gods) how war giants, with the Vanir appears to be inevitable -- but Freya is Vanir, a Vanir in the original myths!
** Which is rather forgivable, given that in the myth, [[TakeThat Freya was given to the Aesir as part
group of a hostage exchange gods and never taken back]].
**
goddesses heavily associated with nature.
***
The myth of Ragnarok concerns a battle between the gods and the ''Jotuns'', a race of giants, not Jotuns. In other words, it is between the Vanir. In Aesir ''and'' Vanir against the myths, the Jotuns. The Aesir and Vanir waged war at one point, in the myths, but made peace long before Ragnarok was supposed to happen.
Ragnarok.
*** Oddly, the The Vanir's stronghold in the B ending is still called ''Jotunheim.''
*** Also, the so-called Vanir
"Jotunheim," while in the game myths they're abode is Vanaheim.
*** The character design of most of the Vanir makes them seem to be "giants" (e.g. they
are obviously giants (just look at how much taller they are than Lenneth as you run through Jotunheim), and during the main character).
*** Freya, in
the lead-up to the A ending, Freya calls their enemies "giants." Just do a mental search-and-replace whenever you see "
** Description for
the word Vanir, and swap in Jotun instead; it makes the game a bit closer to the actual myths.
*** Even odder, Surt, the final boss in the B ending, is the king of the fire giants. His stronghold is made of ice.
*** There is a throwaway line in the description for one dungeon (the
Citadel of Flame) that Flame states that Surt is the lord of Muspelheim, Muspelheim (trans. "realm of fire") and that he has a volcano named for him. That makes him, and in the ice myths, he is a fire giant. In the game, however, his stronghold make even less sense; why didn't the designers just set the last battle there?
is made of ice.
** Odin has one eye in the myths due to trading his other eye for wisdom. In the game, he has two eyes, so what did he trade for ultimate wisdom?
eyes.
** For [[JustForPun some ungodly reason]], Valkyrie Profile's Frey (Freyr?) is a fertility god in the myths -- and as such, phallic imagery is heavily associated with him. However, in the game, Frey is a woman.
** In the myths,
Mimir are female.
was killed in the Aesir-Vanir war, and he was a man. In the game, he is still alive and a woman.
** The game conflates the valkyries and the Norn.
***
There were could be either ''nine'' valkyries, nine exactly or any number; number of valkyries -- and there were never only three, and they could all be active at once (i.e. they didn't share one body). They also did not rule over fate itself. The three Norn -- in the myths. There are only three valkyries in this game seem to have been combined with game.
*** Neither
the Norns.
*** Then again, some sources also refer that
valkyries nor the Norn share a body in the myths, though the Norns could take role as valkyries, but they can act more independently compared notably work together when it comes to fate. In this game, the "traditional" ones (since they don't need to answer to Odin valkyries share one body and Freya) and some skaldic sagas mentioned that the Norns are possibly half-elven. Unintentional FridgeBrilliance kicks in for what the Seal Rating's functions and the meta-background of Lezard [[spoiler: using a half-elven homunculus to revive Lenneth]] are.
** Niflheim is treated as the absolute lowest root of Yggdrasil (for a simpler comparison, the equivalent to the Judeo-Christian Hell)and as the land of the dead in the game. In the actual mythos, the realm of Hel is the actual land of the dead and the absolute lowest branch. Sources vary on Niflheim's position on the tree; some have it in the middle branches along with Midgard, while some put it on the lower branches with Hel and Svartalfheim (the land of dwarves). Similarly, Jotunheim, the land of giants, also is put on the middle or low branches in various sources.
** Some of the names were misspelled (which often happened in several old games), while others were just changed without knowing the wiser. For example, Bloodbane was clearly meant to be Jormungand, the dragon who fought against Thor in the original myth, and the Demon Sword Levantine was a possible misspell of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laevatein Lævateinn]], a real mythological weapon in Norse Mythology, said to be capable of killing gods (in the original myths, the weapon is used to kill Baldr, Odin's son. ''Lævateinn'' is usually recognized as mistletoe twig, but the name is etymologically originated as the Norse ''kenning'' (basically epithet) for a sword).
rule over fate itself.
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%%* HundredPercentCompletion



* AGodIsYou

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Lucian]] in the GoldenEnding.
* BagOfSharing

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* {{BFS}}: Primarily Arngrim, though Kashell and Suo have smaller ones.
** The Nibelung Valesti involves 4 massive spears.

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* {{BFS}}: Primarily Arngrim, though Kashell and Suo have smaller ones.
**
The Nibelung Valesti involves 4 massive spears.spears.
%%** Arngrim.
%%** Kashell.
%%** Suo.



* BlockPuzzle

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* BraggingRightsReward

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* %%* BraggingRightsReward



* CanisMajor: Fenrir.

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* %%* CanisMajor: Fenrir.



--->'''Bloodbane:''' FEEL MY FLAMES!

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--->'''Bloodbane:''' -->'''Bloodbane:''' FEEL MY FLAMES!



* CharacterLevel
* CheckPoint
* ChekhovsGun: Lezard's Humonculi are a big one.
** A most likely unintentional one, but if you hold onto the Infernas sword found in Chapter 5, one of the final bosses in the A ending turns from ThatOneBoss to a OneHitPointWonder.
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* ChekhovsGun: Lezard's Humonculi are a big one.
** A most likely unintentional one, but if
If you hold onto the Infernas sword found in Chapter 5, one of the final bosses in the A ending turns from ThatOneBoss a difficult boss to a OneHitPointWonder.
* %%** Lezard's Humonculi are a big one.
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{{Combos}}



* CoupDeGrace
* CrapsackWorld: Children are sold into slavery, monsters are everywhere, amoral or outright evil aristocrats and wizards are doing gods know what to innocent people... Let's face it. Life on Midgard ''sucks''. It's practically a MercyKill that Ragnarok is right around the corner, and you could argue that death, and becoming Einherjar, is the best thing to happen to some of the Valkyrie's party.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that [[spoiler:Odin had the Dragon Orb removed from the Palace of the Dragon, thus destabilizing Midgard and turning it into the CrapsackWorld you see in this game]].
** To get a general idea of how much this game embodies this trope, listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXfL5zh_mA This is the theme you hear for most of the cutscenes and many of the towns. It's ''that'' depressing.

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* %%* CoupDeGrace
* CrapsackWorld: Children are sold into slavery, monsters are everywhere, amoral or outright evil aristocrats and wizards are doing gods know what to innocent people... Let's face it. Life on Midgard ''sucks''. It's practically a MercyKill that Ragnarok is right around the corner, and you could argue that death, and becoming Einherjar, is the best thing to happen to some of the Valkyrie's party.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that
party. It's like this because [[spoiler:Odin had the Dragon Orb removed from the Palace of the Dragon, thus destabilizing Midgard and turning it into the CrapsackWorld you see in this game]].
** To get a general idea of how much this game embodies this trope, listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXfL5zh_mA This is the theme you hear for most of the cutscenes and many of the towns. It's ''that'' depressing.
game]].



* CrystalDragonJesus
* CrystalPrison
* DarkActionGirl: Hrist.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Brahms.

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* %%* CrystalDragonJesus
* %%* CrystalPrison
* %%* DarkActionGirl: Hrist.
* %%* DarkIsNotEvil: Brahms.



--> '''Lezard''': They say one should not speak unkindly of the dead, so I say, "Nice try."

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--> '''Lezard''': '''Lezard:''' They say one should not speak unkindly of the dead, so I say, "Nice try."



* DeathByIrony

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* %%* DeathByIrony



* DisproportionateRetribution - Just because of a single pickpocket, a nobleman sent an army and destroyed the whole town of Gerabellum.

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* DisproportionateRetribution - DisproportionateRetribution: Just because of a single pickpocket, a nobleman sent an army and destroyed the whole town of Gerabellum.



* DoomedAppointment: Janus.

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* DualWielding: Jun.

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* EasterEgg

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* %%* EasterEgg



* FightWoosh

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* %%* FightWoosh



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Lezard, sort of.

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* %%* FourEyesZeroSoul: Lezard, sort of.Lezard.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Suo.
* GoldenEnding: And a very counterintuitive one to boot.

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* %%* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Suo.
* GoldenEnding: And a very counterintuitive one to boot.%%* GoldenEnding



** It's too bad that they changed it since its original form is a (potentially accidental) GeniusBonus: one of the archaic definitions of the word "weird" is something like "destiny." As all enemies not specifically stated to be otherwise are "undead" (in VP a catch-all for non-divine immortals; undead also are mentioned in the GoldenEnding to exist outside of fate), and the act of defeating them places their souls back into the system, killing them could be called purifying their soul's weird.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Lezard intentionally makes his homunculi of this genetic stock. Divine power + human ability to "grow" = power.
** Yumei is also half human, and thus can turn into either human or mermaid at will.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: HalfHumanHybrid:
**
Lezard intentionally makes his homunculi of this genetic stock. Divine power + human ability to "grow" = power.
** Yumei is also half human, and thus can turn into either human or mermaid at will.



* HoldingOutForAHero

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* %%* HoldingOutForAHero



* HundredPercentCompletion



* InfinityPlusOneSword: Swords, actually. And staves. And spears. And...
** InfinityMinusOneSword: The two best staves you can get in the regular game both sort of count. The Ether Scepters have the highest magic power in the game, and allow for Great Magic, but will break 1/3 of the time they're used. The Unicorn Horns allow for Great Magic and are unbreakable, but their magic power is slightly weaker than the Ether Scepters.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: Swords, actually. And staves. And spears. And...
**
spears.
*
InfinityMinusOneSword: The two best staves you can get in the regular game both sort of count. The Ether Scepters have the highest magic power in the game, and allow for Great Magic, but will break 1/3 of the time they're used. The Unicorn Horns allow for Great Magic and are unbreakable, but their magic power is slightly weaker than the Ether Scepters.



** Arngrim eventually becomes this.
* KamehameHadoken: Freya.
-->''Can you withstand this?''
* KarmaHoudini: Lezard Valeth, who gets away with crimes that would make SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blush. [[spoiler:At least he gets his demise in [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria the sequel]]]].
** Gandar, too; he was saved from being sent to Nifleheim because Odin needed his skills. This probably gave you a hint that [[spoiler:Odin is not that nice]].
** Alternatively, it could be that Odin just didn't want Hel to get her hands on him.
* KarmaMeter: Two of them. One measures how well you're doing your job, the other is how well the seal on [[spoiler:Lenneth's memories]] is holding up.
** The second value also determines her battle quotes. If the Seal is high, she's gung-ho and ready to fight. If it's low, she starts questioning what she's really fighting for, and wonders whether there's a point to all the fighting.
* KarmicDeath
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Averted; katanas are among the worst weapons in the game.
** The one exception is the Dragonbane katana, which is a very powerful early-game weapon for mages, and is unequippable by your party's samurai.
* KillHimAlready

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** %%** Arngrim eventually becomes this.
* %%* KamehameHadoken: Freya.
-->''Can %%-->''Can you withstand this?''
* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
Lezard Valeth, who gets away with crimes that would make SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blush. [[spoiler:At least he gets his demise in [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria the sequel]]]].
** Gandar, too; Gandar; he was saved from being sent to Nifleheim because Odin needed his skills. This probably gave you a hint that [[spoiler:Odin is not that nice]].
**
nice]]. Alternatively, it could be that Odin just didn't want Hel to get her hands on him.
* KarmaMeter: Two of them. One measures how well you're doing your job, the other is how well the seal on [[spoiler:Lenneth's memories]] is holding up.
**
up. The second value also determines her battle quotes. If the Seal is high, she's gung-ho and ready to fight. If it's low, she starts questioning what she's really fighting for, and wonders whether there's a point to all the fighting.
* %%* KarmicDeath
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Averted; katanas are among the worst weapons in the game.
**
game. The one exception is the Dragonbane katana, which is a very powerful early-game weapon for mages, and is unequippable by your party's samurai.
* %%* KillHimAlready



* LadyOfWar: The three Valkyries. Aelia and Jayle, too.
* LargeHam: The invocations on about 75% of the Purify Weird Soul moves. Plus, there's several of Lenneth's InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches to villains. [[spoiler:To little surprise, Loki does this as well in the path to the best ending. You could argue that [[HamToHamCombat the final boss battle is over the right to become the patron God/Goddess of Ham.]] ]]
** Lezard is also hammy as hell with NoIndoorVoice.

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* LadyOfWar: %%* LadyOfWar:
%%**
The three Valkyries. Aelia and Jayle, too.
Valkyries.
%%** Aelia.
%%** Jayle.
* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
The invocations on about 75% of the Purify Weird Soul moves. Plus, there's several of Lenneth's InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches to villains. [[spoiler:To little surprise, Loki does this as well in the path to the best ending. You could argue that [[HamToHamCombat the final boss battle is over the right to become the patron God/Goddess of Ham.]] ]]
** Lezard is also hammy as hell with NoIndoorVoice.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Played straight ''and'' inverted.

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* %%* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Played straight ''and'' inverted.



** Also of note is that the myth of Ragnarok concerns a battle between the gods and the ''Jotuns'', a race of giants, not the Vanir. In the myths, the Aesir and Vanir waged war at one point, but made peace long before Ragnarok was supposed to happen.

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** Also of note is that the The myth of Ragnarok concerns a battle between the gods and the ''Jotuns'', a race of giants, not the Vanir. In the myths, the Aesir and Vanir waged war at one point, but made peace long before Ragnarok was supposed to happen.



* SavePoint
* ScrewDestiny: The point in the A path.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Collecting all the voice clips, among others.
** Although, you only need 95% of the voice clips, as the remaining 5% will then be filled in automatically.

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* %%* SavePoint
* %%* ScrewDestiny: The point in the A path.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Collecting all the voice clips, among others.
**
others. Although, you only need 95% of the voice clips, as the remaining 5% will then be filled in automatically.



* ShoutOut: Lezard is often taken for a ShoutOut of ''Franchise/HarryPotter''. He often mentions "The Philosopher's Stone" and his secret lab is called the "Chamber of Secrets". Didn't help he looks just like him, except for the hair. However, since ''VP'' was released in 1999 and the first novel was only written in English in 1997 (and the series didn't really take off until at least a few years after that) the resemblance is likely a coincidence.
** Lezard also makes some fourth wall breaking comments about Franchise/FinalFantasy and DragonQuest.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Lezard is often taken for a ShoutOut of ''Franchise/HarryPotter''. He often mentions "The Philosopher's Stone" and his secret lab is called the "Chamber of Secrets". Didn't help he looks just like him, except for the hair. However, since ''VP'' was released in 1999 and the first novel was only written in English in 1997 (and the series didn't really take off until at least a few years after that) the resemblance is likely a coincidence. \n** Lezard also makes some fourth wall breaking comments about Franchise/FinalFantasy and DragonQuest.



%%** Lezard also makes some fourth wall breaking comments about Franchise/FinalFantasy and DragonQuest.



* SacrificialRevivalSpell: The process of "Soul Exchange".

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* %%* SacrificialRevivalSpell: The process of "Soul Exchange".



* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Celia ends up being the last alive out of her mercenary group; Arngrim, Lawfer, Aelia, and Kashell die earlier in the game (the lattermost right in front of her), while even the man she sought to confront and possibly kill ends up acting as an AlmostDeadGuy through a failed attempt at self-sacrifice, living long enough to give just an apology. Celia even mentions two other people not detailed by the game, presumed dead.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Lezard Valeth sacrifices the Philosopher's Stone in order to survive Ragnarok.]]

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* SoleSurvivor: SoleSurvivor:
**
[[spoiler:Celia ends up being the last alive out of her mercenary group; Arngrim, Lawfer, Aelia, and Kashell die earlier in the game (the lattermost right in front of her), while even the man she sought to confront and possibly kill ends up acting as an AlmostDeadGuy through a failed attempt at self-sacrifice, living long enough to give just an apology. Celia even mentions two other people not detailed by the game, presumed dead.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Lezard [[spoiler:Lezard Valeth sacrifices the Philosopher's Stone in order to survive Ragnarok.]]



* StalkerWithACrush: Lezard.
* StandardStatusEffects

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* %%* StalkerWithACrush: Lezard.
* %%* StandardStatusEffects



* SweetPollyOliver: Jayle.

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* %%* SweetPollyOliver: Jayle.



** Also, if you have Unicorn's horn, Celestial Star can really take a huge chunk of his HP off, but again, not as much as Valkyrie.
* {{Tsundere}}: Jelanda and Mystina.

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** Also, if If you have Unicorn's horn, Celestial Star can really take a huge chunk of his HP off, but again, not as much as Valkyrie.
* {{Tsundere}}: Jelanda and %%* {{Tsundere}}:
%%** Jelanda.
%%**
Mystina.



* UndergroundLevel

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* VictoryPose
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Most undead bosses.

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* %%* VictoryPose
* %%* VoiceOfTheLegion: Most undead bosses.



* {{Wutai}}: Yamato.
** Taking things even further is the fact that the ''region'' and the nationality is "Yamato", a Japanese-inspired name ("Yamato" itself being literally an old name for Japan), but the primary village that Lenneth can visit is "Hai-Lan", an obviously ''Chinese'' name.

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* {{Wutai}}: Yamato.
**
Yamato. Taking things even further is the fact that the ''region'' and the nationality is "Yamato", a Japanese-inspired name ("Yamato" itself being literally an old name for Japan), but the primary village that Lenneth can visit is "Hai-Lan", an obviously ''Chinese'' name.



* YouShallNotPass

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* LostForever: Odin demands that you give up any items you find at the end of dungeons. Giving them up takes away the item but gives a boost to the KarmaMeter and a bucket of exp. Keeping them drops the meter by five times the amount it would have risen.
** Actually, sometimes if you have a good rating, Freya give some of them back during sacred phase.
*** Thankfully, as long as you send up at least one person in each chapter, your ratirating is set to 100 (or 98 if you don't have the Nibelungen Ring on) on sacred phases, so unless you purposefully clear out 5+ dungeons in a single chapter (which is only really possible if you skip some of them over in a previous chapter) and keep every item, you don't have to give up any of them.
** Also, if you transfer Lyseria, you WILL NOT get her back (unlike most other einherjar) due to a glitch.
*** Then again, though, that's if you actually want her; she can be good, but a lot of people decide that since Mystina's at a much higher level, that it's not worth it to use anyone but her.
** In the Seraphic Gate, failing to juggle an item out of Lezard will make you miss one of the best swords in the game.
* TheLostWoods
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Not that Lezard was a nice guy before, what with the necromancy and all, but falling for Lenneth makes him do all kinds of horrors.
** And later, Belanus's wife made a pact with a vampire upon her death, jealous of her husband's pretty new servant.

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* LostForever: Odin demands that you give up any items you find at the end of dungeons. Giving them up takes away the item but gives a boost to the KarmaMeter and a bucket of exp. Keeping them drops the meter by five times the amount it would have risen.
** Actually, sometimes if you have a good rating, Freya give some of them back during sacred phase.
*** Thankfully, as long as you send up at least one person in each chapter, your ratirating is set to 100 (or 98 if you don't have the Nibelungen Ring on) on sacred phases, so unless you purposefully clear out 5+ dungeons in a single chapter (which is only really possible if you skip some of them over in a previous chapter) and keep every item, you don't have to give up any of them.
** Also, if you transfer Lyseria, you WILL NOT get her back (unlike most other einherjar) due to a glitch.
*** Then again, though, that's if you actually want her; she can be good, but a lot of people decide that since Mystina's at a much higher level, that it's not worth it to use anyone but her.
** In the Seraphic Gate, failing to juggle an item out of Lezard will make you miss one of the best swords in the game.
*
%%* TheLostWoods
* LoveMakesYouEvil: LoveMakesYouEvil:
**
Not that Lezard was a nice guy before, what with the necromancy and all, but falling for Lenneth makes him do all kinds of horrors.
** And later, Belanus's wife made a pact with a vampire upon her death, jealous of her husband's pretty new servant.



* ManOfAThousandVoices: Well, not quite, but the English version of the game uses eleven voice actors (all from [[4KidsEntertainment TAJ Productions]], which in general has a small acting pool) to voice the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, including the extra voices heard during sequences when Lenneth picks up a new Einherjar. The most used actress is Tara Jayne; she voices all three of the sorceresses from [[{{Wutai}} Hai-Lan]], the boy archer Llewelyn, and most of the secondary female voices heard during Spiritual Concentration sequences. Creator/EricStuart has the fewest characters voiced, but they differ significantly from each other vocally (Lucian sounds like [[{{Pokemon}} Brock]], while Grey has a deep, [[LargeHam hammier]] voice).
* TheMaze: Salerno Academy, the Tower of Lezard Valeth, Adrianrod Labyrinth...
** Also the Seraphic Gate.
* MercyKill: If only the cutscene with it had a mercy kill option...

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* ManOfAThousandVoices: Well, not quite, but the English version of the game uses eleven voice actors (all from [[4KidsEntertainment TAJ Productions]], which in general has a small acting pool) to voice the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, including the extra voices heard during sequences when Lenneth picks up a new Einherjar. The most used actress is Tara Jayne; she voices all three of the sorceresses from [[{{Wutai}} Hai-Lan]], the boy archer Llewelyn, and most of the secondary female voices heard during Spiritual Concentration sequences. Creator/EricStuart has the fewest characters voiced, but they differ significantly from each other vocally (Lucian sounds like [[{{Pokemon}} [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Brock]], while Grey has a deep, [[LargeHam hammier]] voice).
* TheMaze: TheMaze:
**
Salerno Academy, the Academy.
** The
Tower of Lezard Valeth, Valeth.
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Adrianrod Labyrinth...
Labyrinth.
** Also the The Seraphic Gate.
* %%* MercyKill: If only the cutscene with it had a mercy kill option...



* NiceHat: Freya.

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* %%* NiceHat: Freya.



* NonLinearSequel: ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria'' manages to be a sequel and a prequel at the same time without crossing over into the first game's timeline. A TimeyWimeyBall is involved.
** Likewise, because of the TimeyWimeyBall, ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' chronologically takes place before ''Lenneth'', but after Silmeria is sealed in Brahms' castle, but "before" Lezard's little time traveling expedition, as [[spoiler:Odin is still alive]].
* NonstandardGameOver: Ending C.

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* NonLinearSequel: ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria'' manages to be a sequel and a prequel at the same time without crossing over into the first game's timeline. A TimeyWimeyBall is involved.
**
involved. Likewise, because of the TimeyWimeyBall, ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' chronologically takes place before ''Lenneth'', but after Silmeria is sealed in Brahms' castle, but "before" Lezard's little time traveling expedition, as [[spoiler:Odin is still alive]].
* %%* NonstandardGameOver: Ending C.



* PaintItBlack: Hrist.

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* %%* PaintItBlack: Hrist.



* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath

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* %%* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath



* PhlebotinumRebel
* PuzzleReset
* RandomlyDrops

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* PermanentlyMissableContent: In the Seraphic Gate, failing to juggle an item out of Lezard will make you miss one of the best swords in the game.
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PhlebotinumRebel
* %%* PuzzleReset
* %%* RandomlyDrops



* RebelliousPrincess: Jelanda.

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* %%* RebelliousPrincess: Jelanda.
3rd Jan '17 5:39:12 PM Wyldchyld
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* BadAss: Arngrim takes out dozens of soldiers, and dies by committing suicide rather than have a last stand. Considering he's a CaptainErsatz for Guts, it's about to be expected.
** Actually, most playable characters in the game either start as or eventually become badasses. Arngrim is only the most notorious.
22nd Sep '16 11:59:31 PM Ryusui
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* GoodBadTranslation: "It shall be engraved upon your soul!" may have been "I shall annihilate your soul" in the original Japanese. As the original scripts are not available, and the difference between the two is a single character, this may be a case of MisBlamed, however.
** The Japanese line is actually "sono mi ni kizame" (その身に刻め), which literally means "it shall be engraved upon your ''body''" - but the switch to "soul" in the English version can probably be attributed to localization liberties.
** "STEP ON IT PUSH BUTTON", on the other hand...
13th Sep '16 8:37:05 PM adz_fh
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** Some of the names were misspelled (which often happened in several old games), while others were just changed without knowing the wiser. For example, Bloodbane was clearly meant to be Jormungand, the earth dragon who fought against Thor, and the Demon Sword Levantine was a possible misspell of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn Lævateinn]], a real mythological weapon in Norse Mythology, said to be capable of killing gods (in the original myths, the weapon is used to kill Baldr, Odin's son, which were interpreted not only as mistletoe's stem, but also a sword).

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** Some of the names were misspelled (which often happened in several old games), while others were just changed without knowing the wiser. For example, Bloodbane was clearly meant to be Jormungand, the earth dragon who fought against Thor, Thor in the original myth, and the Demon Sword Levantine was a possible misspell of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn org/wiki/Laevatein Lævateinn]], a real mythological weapon in Norse Mythology, said to be capable of killing gods (in the original myths, the weapon is used to kill Baldr, Odin's son, which were interpreted not only son. ''Lævateinn'' is usually recognized as mistletoe's stem, mistletoe twig, but also the name is etymologically originated as the Norse ''kenning'' (basically epithet) for a sword).
13th Sep '16 4:32:58 PM adz_fh
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** Some of the names were misspelled (which often happened in several old games), while others were just changed without knowing the wiser. For example, Bloodbane was clearly meant to be Jormungand, the earth dragon who fought against Thor, and the Demon Sword Levantine was a possible misspell of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn Lævateinn]], a real mythological weapon in Norse Mythology, said to be capable of killing gods (in the original myths, the weapon is used to kill Baldr, Odin's son, which were interpreted not only as mistletoe's stem, but also a sword).
29th Aug '16 10:02:40 AM neoXsaga
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Aelia, though this is justified since she is not a human. This is more of an InformedFlaw, since it never comes up on cutscenes and she never mantions it.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Aelia, though this is justified since she is not a human. This is more of an InformedFlaw, since it never comes up on cutscenes and she never mantions mentions it.
2nd Jul '16 4:59:00 PM mousegold
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* LargeHam: The invocations on about 75% of the Purify Weird Soul moves. Plus, there's several of Lenneth's InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches to villains. [[spoiler:To little surprise, Loki does this as well in the path to the best ending. You could argue that [[HamOnHamCombat the final boss battle is over the right to become the patron God/Goddess of Ham.]] ]]

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* LargeHam: The invocations on about 75% of the Purify Weird Soul moves. Plus, there's several of Lenneth's InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches to villains. [[spoiler:To little surprise, Loki does this as well in the path to the best ending. You could argue that [[HamOnHamCombat [[HamToHamCombat the final boss battle is over the right to become the patron God/Goddess of Ham.]] ]]
11th May '16 3:36:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* GratuitousEnglish: The game's subtitle ("Should Deny the Divine Destiny of The Destinies"), and arguably "Purify Weird Soul". It's one reason they replaced it with "Soul Crush" in the [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria later]] [[ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume games]].

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* GratuitousEnglish: The game's subtitle ("Should Deny the Divine Destiny of The Destinies"), and arguably "Purify Weird Soul". It's one reason they replaced it with "Soul Crush" in the [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria later]] [[ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume games]].



** Likewise, because of the TimeyWimeyBall, ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' chronologically takes place before ''Lenneth'', but after Silmeria is sealed in Brahms' castle, but "before" Lezard's little time traveling expedition, as [[spoiler:Odin is still alive]].

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** Likewise, because of the TimeyWimeyBall, ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' chronologically takes place before ''Lenneth'', but after Silmeria is sealed in Brahms' castle, but "before" Lezard's little time traveling expedition, as [[spoiler:Odin is still alive]].
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