History VideoGame / Weaponlord

31st Aug '16 6:22:04 PM WillKeaton
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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king, Raith, in a duel. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Zarak. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."

[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. 25 years later, sensing the prophecy is at hand, the [=DemonLord=] Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].

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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king, Raith, twenty rulers in a duel. bloody combat. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Zarak.Raith. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."

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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. 25 years later, sensing the prophecy is at hand, the [=DemonLord=] Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].
30th Aug '16 7:24:08 PM WillKeaton
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* ScrewDestiny: Zarak attempts this [[spoiler:but the trope is subverted; see below]].

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* ScrewDestiny: Zarak attempts this [[spoiler:but the trope is subverted; see below]].SelfFulfillingProphecy]].
30th Aug '16 7:22:49 PM WillKeaton
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* DisappearedDad: Jen-Tai's dad was presumed killed in battle, and [[AncestralWeapon his broadsword delivered to her]]. [[spoiler:Her dialogue before fighting Zarak expands on this by explaining that Zarak killed her father in an honorable battle. [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife After lamenting the loss of a powerful ally and an excellent foe]], he decides to make a new Arena Queen: Jen-Tai. He even delivered the sword to her for that reason.]]

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* DisappearedDad: Jen-Tai's dad was presumed killed in battle, and [[AncestralWeapon his broadsword delivered to her]]. [[spoiler:Her dialogue before fighting Zarak expands on this by explaining that Zarak killed her father in an honorable battle. [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife After lamenting the loss of a powerful ally and an excellent foe]], he decides to make Jen-Tai a new Arena Queen: Jen-Tai.Queen. He even delivered the sword to her for that reason.]]
30th Aug '16 7:21:37 PM WillKeaton
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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king in a duel. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Zarak. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."

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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king king, Raith, in a duel. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Zarak. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."
30th Aug '16 7:16:31 PM WillKeaton
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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king in a duel. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Raith. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."

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On a battlefield a demon spirit enters the body of a dying mercenary. He is reborn and defeats the reigning war king in a duel. He goes on to found the reign of the {{DemonLord|sAndArchdevils}} Raith.Zarak. At the height of his power, his doom is foretold by a shaman: "When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death...a child will rise to face the demon in combat...and the lord of demons will fall by the hand of...the [[TitleDrop WeaponLord]]."
26th Aug '16 7:50:03 PM X2X
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* AnimalMotifs: Talazia wears a headdress in the shape of [[NobleBirdOfPrey a falcon]]'s beak, Bane dons the skin of [[NobleWolf a wolf]], Jen-Tai's ancestral helmet sports horns like those of a ram, and Zarak's helmet and armor resemble [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire a spider]]. Bonus points in that Talazia [[spoiler:actually ''is'' a falcon]], Bane howls like a wolf in celebration of a victory, Jen-Tai's style of combat has her buck at her opponents with an upward swipe of her head, and Zarak has his unique Fatality mentioned above.

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* AnimalMotifs: Talazia wears a headdress in the shape of [[NobleBirdOfPrey a falcon]]'s beak, Bane dons the skin of [[NobleWolf a wolf]], Jen-Tai's ancestral helmet [[CrownOfHorns sports horns like those of a ram, ram]], and Zarak's helmet and armor resemble [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire a spider]]. Bonus points in that Talazia [[spoiler:actually ''is'' a falcon]], Bane howls like a wolf in celebration of a victory, Jen-Tai's style of combat has her buck at her opponents with an upward swipe of her head, and Zarak has his unique Fatality mentioned above.



* CoolHelmet: Worn by Jen-Tai and Zarak, as mentioned above in AnimalMotifs. Talazia arguably counts as well.



--> "As popular as swords and sorcery seems to be among video game developers, there is a surprising lack of ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian''-style thematics. There are a few games that flirt with it, but other than the early fighter ''VideoGame/{{Barbarian|TheUltimateWarrior}}'', the ''Rastanseries'', and a couple of others, it's few and far between. ''[=WeaponLord=]'' is a strong exception. If it wasn't made with a fondness for ''Conan'', then certainly with a commitment to faithfully replicate the movie's atmosphere. So expect plenty of roided-to-the-gills muscle men with [[{{BFS}} huge swords]], [[{{Stripperiffic}} scantily clad]] (and [[AmazonianBeauty equaly roided-up]]) women, and {{loin cloth}}s."

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--> "As popular as swords and sorcery seems to be among video game developers, there is a surprising lack of ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian''-style thematics. There are a few games that flirt with it, but other than the early fighter ''VideoGame/{{Barbarian|TheUltimateWarrior}}'', the ''Rastanseries'', and a couple of others, it's few and far between. ''[=WeaponLord=]'' is a strong exception. If it wasn't made with a fondness for ''Conan'', then certainly with a commitment to faithfully replicate the movie's atmosphere. So expect plenty of roided-to-the-gills muscle men with [[{{BFS}} huge swords]], [[{{Stripperiffic}} scantily clad]] (and [[AmazonianBeauty equaly equaly]] [sic] [[AmazonianBeauty roided-up]]) women, and {{loin cloth}}s."



* SpidersAreScary: Zarak's armor is a literal spider. It could also qualify as DemonicSpiders.

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* SpidersAreScary: Zarak's armor is a literal spider. It could also qualify as DemonicSpiders.a literal {{Demonic Spider|s}}.



* StatuesqueStunner: While Jen-Tai's impressive height can be inferred from a comparison to that of [[LargeAndInCharge Zarak]]'s (see OneHeadTaller above), if the sprites are meant to be an accurate depiction of the characters' sizes, Talazia and Divada are no less Amazonian in stature. (Yes, in [[AmazonianBeauty that sense]], too.)

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* StatuesqueStunner: While Jen-Tai's impressive height can be inferred from a comparison to that of [[LargeAndInCharge Zarak]]'s (see OneHeadTaller above), if the sprites are meant to be [[YourSizeMayVary an accurate depiction depiction]] of the characters' sizes, Talazia and Divada are no less Amazonian in stature. (Yes, in [[AmazonianBeauty that sense]], too.)
3rd Jul '16 3:33:04 PM X2X
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* LeotardOfPower: Divada, [[{{Stripperiffic}} albeit an open-cut one]].

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* LeotardOfPower: Divada, [[{{Stripperiffic}} albeit an open-cut an]] [[AbsoluteCleavage open-cut]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} one]].



* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Divada's ending in Story Mode has her kill Zarak, take his power and that of the other warriors for her own, and unite all the kingdoms under her iron fist. She turns out to be [[EvilerThanThou even crueler]] than her predecessor.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Divada's ending in Story Mode has her kill Zarak, take his power and that of the other warriors for her own, and unite all the kingdoms under her iron fist. She turns out to be [[EvilerThanThou even crueler]] crueler than her predecessor.predecessor]].
27th Feb '16 1:25:53 AM X2X
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Since the game was being developed for online back in [[TheNineties 1990s]] via [=XBand=], the game is full of moments of this. For example, foreseeing that cross-up attacks would be hard to defend against in a laggy environment, the team added a technique called "[[PunchParry Vertical Thrust Blocking]]" to counter cross-ups.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Since the game was being developed for online back in [[TheNineties 1990s]] via [=XBand=], the game is full of moments of this. For example, foreseeing that cross-up attacks would be hard to defend against in a laggy environment, the team added a technique called "[[PunchParry Vertical Thrust Blocking]]" to counter cross-ups.
4th Feb '16 9:29:57 PM Kimarous
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* [[spoiler:BolivianArmyEnding: Zarak's special Story ending, where after finding out that he is the Weapon Lord, assumes he already fulfilled the prophecy when he killed Raith. However, Raith returns from the dead to reclaim his throne and punish Zarak.]]

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* [[spoiler:BolivianArmyEnding: Zarak's BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Zarak's special Story ending, where after finding out that he is the Weapon Lord, assumes he already fulfilled the prophecy when he killed Raith. However, Raith returns from the dead to reclaim his throne and punish Zarak.]]



* [[spoiler:TheEndOrIsIt: Jen-Tai's Story Mode ending indicates that perhaps there might finally be peace in the world... Until a picture of a monster (revealed to be the former Demon Lord Raith) appears, stating that it might not be the case.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheEndOrIsIt: Jen-Tai's TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:Jen-Tai's Story Mode ending indicates that perhaps there might finally be peace in the world... Until a picture of a monster (revealed to be the former Demon Lord Raith) appears, stating that it might not be the case.]]



* [[spoiler:HumanityEnsues: This is revealed to be the true origin of Talazia, while her earliest memories only date back to the time she was cursed to become human seven years ago.]]

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* [[spoiler:HumanityEnsues: This HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler:This is revealed to be the true origin of Talazia, while her earliest memories only date back to the time she was cursed to become human seven years ago.]]



* [[spoiler:LeavingYouToFindMyself: A familial example is used in Bane's Story Mode ending, as Korr has just found (and realized) that Bane was actually his long-lost brother Kӓng. Believing that Kӓng [[ThatManIsDead no longer exists]] and would be marked for death if he were, Bane states that he must leave again to find his soul.]]

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* [[spoiler:LeavingYouToFindMyself: A LeavingYouToFindMyself: [[spoiler:A familial example is used in Bane's Story Mode ending, as Korr has just found (and realized) that Bane was actually his long-lost brother Kӓng. Believing that Kӓng [[ThatManIsDead no longer exists]] and would be marked for death if he were, Bane states that he must leave again to find his soul.]]



* [[spoiler:[[LongLostRelative Long-Lost Brother]]: Bane is actually Korr's long-lost brother Kӓng, who was kidnapped seven years ago. Bane for one has no real desire to reunite with his brother.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[LongLostRelative Long-Lost Brother]]: Bane LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Bane is actually Korr's long-lost brother Kӓng, who was kidnapped seven years ago. Bane for one has no real desire to reunite with his brother.]]



* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: The previous [=DemonLord=], Raith, is revealed to be Zarak's father in Zarak's special Story ending.]]

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* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: The LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:The previous [=DemonLord=], Raith, is revealed to be Zarak's father in Zarak's special Story ending.]]



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]MyGreatestFailure: If you have Korr finish Bane off in Story Mode, Zarak will present the barbarian with Bane's head, revealing that [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Korr actually murdered his long-lost brother]]. Korr is haunted by this.]]

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]MyGreatestFailure: If MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:If you have Korr finish Bane off in Story Mode, Zarak will present the barbarian with Bane's head, revealing that [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Korr actually murdered his long-lost brother]]. Korr is haunted by this.]]



* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Bane's defense for why he killed his attackers before he was allowed to according to Tarok traditions.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfFulfillingProphecy: For all the effort Zarak spent killing everyone in order to prevent the prophecy of the Weaponlord from coming true, his special Story ending reveals that Zarak himself was born under the Warrior's Moon, thus making HIM the Weaponlord.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: Divada killed her own father and all her brothers in order to inherit a powerful heirloom which would give her power. Zarak murdered his father, the previous Demon Lord, in battle to prove that the latter's methods were too old-fashioned to work, though he later grew to respect them.]]

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* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Bane's ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler:Bane's defense for why he killed his attackers before he was allowed to according to Tarok traditions.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfFulfillingProphecy: For SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:For all the effort Zarak spent killing everyone in order to prevent the prophecy of the Weaponlord from coming true, his special Story ending reveals that Zarak himself was born under the Warrior's Moon, thus making HIM the Weaponlord.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: Divada SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Divada killed her own father and all her brothers in order to inherit a powerful heirloom which would give her power. Zarak murdered his father, the previous Demon Lord, in battle to prove that the latter's methods were too old-fashioned to work, though he later grew to respect them.]]



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Zorn's Story Mode ending culminates with his suddenly-living shield killing the thief with his newly-formed body.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Zorn's YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Zorn's Story Mode ending culminates with his suddenly-living shield killing the thief with his newly-formed body.]]
9th Jan '16 6:40:54 PM thatother1dude
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->''"Since the dawn of time... man has battled!! The [=DemonLord=] reigns supreme... At the height of the demon's power, six warriors dare to face him. It was foretold one will live to meet the demon in combat and the Lord of Demons will fall by the hand of the... WeaponLord."''

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->''"Since the dawn of time... man has battled!! The [=DemonLord=] reigns supreme... At the height of the demon's power, six warriors dare to face him. It was foretold one will live to meet the demon in combat and the Lord of Demons will fall by the hand of the... WeaponLord.[=WeaponLord=]."''
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