History VideoGame / WhiteKnightChronicles

18th May '18 6:20:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* EvilChancellor: [[spoiler:Sarvain. To both sides! Not only did he manipulate and murder King Valtos; he also advised and helped [[BigBad Grazell]] set up the the whole plot to revive the SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan BiggerBad Emperor Madoras.]]
* [[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Armor Switch:]] [[spoiler:The White Knight takes on a more demonic form after Madoras took control of Leonard's body.]]

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* EvilChancellor: [[spoiler:Sarvain. To both sides! Not only did he manipulate and murder King Valtos; he also advised and helped [[BigBad Grazell]] set up the the whole plot to revive the SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan BiggerBad Emperor Madoras.]]
* [[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Armor Switch:]] [[spoiler:The EvilCostumeSwitch:[[spoiler:The White Knight takes on a more demonic form after Madoras took control of Leonard's body.]]



%%* HenshinHero / HumongousMecha (It's kinda debatable on which this actually is. Probably an affectionate mix of both.)

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%%* HenshinHero / * HenshinHero: The knight ark's empowered their pactmakers to transform into HumongousMecha (It's kinda debatable on which this actually is. Probably by use of a transformation trinket an affectionate mix of both.)a special phrase.



* TheHighQueen: Cisna, in everything but title. Seriously, she's never technically coroneted, even a year after her ascension to the throne.

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* TheHighQueen: Cisna, in everything but title. Seriously, she's never technically coroneted, coronated, even a year after her ascension to the throne.



* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Leonard and co sneak into the palace on a whim. The guards just left the front doors open when they were delivering wine to Princess Cisna's ball. (No, seriously. That's how it happens.) Then he decides to rescue the princess from an assassin as the palace is under attack. Then he decides to take control of the [[HumongousMecha incredibly powerful Wite Knight]] in order to defend his home town.

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* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Leonard and co sneak into the palace on a whim. The guards just left the front doors open when they were delivering wine to Princess Cisna's ball. (No, seriously. That's how it happens.) Then he decides to rescue the princess from an assassin as the palace is under attack. Then he decides to take control of the [[HumongousMecha incredibly powerful Wite Knight]] in order to defend his home town. Then, because he is the only one who can use the knight, he is sent on the quest of the first game.



* JerkassFacade: Count Drisdal pulls this on ''his own son'' Caesar in a ThanatosGambit to try and get him to act responsibly. He kicks Caesar out of his house in a fit of rage after learning he'd fashioned a (pretty damn good) replica of a statue that was responsible for him meeting his wife, more-or-less saying IHaveNoSon. Then he goes and dies without ever reconciling with Caesar. And then Caesar finds a letter from him telling him he knew the statue was a fake all along, and he actually treasured it more than the original because it was Caesar's own handiwork, and he threw a shitfit... just 'cause. Come to think of it, scratch the "Facade" part off--the Count's a bona-fide JerkAss.

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* JerkassFacade: Count Drisdal pulls this on ''his own son'' Caesar in a ThanatosGambit to try and get him to act responsibly. He kicks Caesar out of his house in a fit of rage after learning he'd fashioned a (pretty damn good) replica of a statue that was responsible for him meeting his wife, more-or-less saying IHaveNoSon. Then he goes and dies without ever reconciling with Caesar. And then Caesar finds a letter from him telling him he knew the statue was a fake all along, and he actually treasured it more than the original because it was Caesar's own handiwork, and he threw a shitfit... just 'cause. Come shitfit because Caesar lied to think of it, scratch the "Facade" part off--the Count's a bona-fide JerkAss.him.



* LampshadeHanging: [[BetterThanABareBulb Lots]].

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* LampshadeHanging: [[BetterThanABareBulb Lots]].



* TheMedic: Staff / [[WhiteMagic Divine Magic]]. Heals, buffs and status relief.

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* TheMedic: Staff / [[WhiteMagic Divine Magic]]. Heals, buffs and status relief.



* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 10,000 Years old]]: All of the original five pactmakers, plus [[spoiler:Eldore]] and [[spoiler:Sarvain/Ledom]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Kara, she's cleansed of the Black Knight's corruption]].
** [[spoiler:She's back in the second game as Scardigne]].

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* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 10,000 Years old]]: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All of the original five pactmakers, plus [[spoiler:Eldore]] and [[spoiler:Sarvain/Ledom]].
[[spoiler:Sarvain/Ledom]] were put into stasis ten thousand years
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Kara, she's cleansed of the Black Knight's corruption]].
** [[spoiler:She's
corruption. She's back in the second game as Scardigne]].



* [[SelfDisposingVillain Self-Disposing Villain]]: [[spoiler:Shapur]].
* [[SelfInsertFic Self Insert]]: The Avatar.

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* [[SelfDisposingVillain Self-Disposing Villain]]: [[spoiler:Shapur]].
* [[SelfInsertFic Self Insert]]: The Avatar.
SelfDisposingVillain : [[spoiler:Shapur]].



* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Thanks to a mounting series of plot contrivances, there's a good ten-hour stretch of the second game that leaves you without any character who is able to transform into an Incorruptus. Cue several vicious boss fights.
** The first game does this too, though not as egregiously, [[spoiler:as Kara and Eldore are the only two playable characters who never get (usable) Incorrupti]].

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* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear:
** The first game does this, [[spoiler:as Kara and Eldore are the only two playable characters who never get (usable) Incorrupti]].
**
Thanks to a mounting series of plot contrivances, there's a good ten-hour stretch of the second game that leaves you without any character who is able to transform into an Incorruptus. Cue several vicious boss fights.
** The first game does this too, though not as egregiously, [[spoiler:as Kara and Eldore are the only two playable characters who never get (usable) Incorrupti]].
fights.



* UnexplainedRecovery [[spoiler:Kara]] gets one of these, as does [[spoiler:BiggerBad Emperor Madoras, after he ''loses'', no less]].

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* UnexplainedRecovery [[spoiler:Kara]] gets one of these, as does [[spoiler:BiggerBad Emperor [[spoiler:Emperor Madoras, after he ''loses'', no less]].
25th Feb '18 1:19:49 PM Someoneman
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While not exactly critically acclaimed (reviews tend to be mixed, with some reviewers giving it 8-9, while others setting it firmly in a 5-6 range, the general consensus being that it's not much new, but it's not bad either) the game has an impressive cult following due to its long development time and interesting game play, as well as it's distinctive WesternRPG elements, including (but not limited to) free-roam gameplay, loads of sidequests, and a customizable avatar.

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While not exactly critically acclaimed (reviews tend to be mixed, with some reviewers giving it 8-9, while others setting it firmly in a 5-6 range, the general consensus being that it's not much new, but it's not bad either) the game has an impressive cult following due to its long development time and interesting game play, as well as it's its distinctive WesternRPG elements, including (but not limited to) free-roam gameplay, loads of sidequests, and a customizable avatar.



* AttackAnimal: The Netherwyrm was made 10,000 years ago as a weapon that can fight forever without being killed or defeated. 10,000 years later it is still around, spreading it's poison.

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* AttackAnimal: The Netherwyrm was made 10,000 years ago as a weapon that can fight forever without being killed or defeated. 10,000 years later it is still around, spreading it's its poison.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the second game, Miu advises against overusing the Knight's power because she [[spoiler:senses something sinister beneath it's metal surface]] and it only gets more obvious from there. The sequel takes every chance it gets to remind you that something is very wrong with the White Knight.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the second game, Miu advises against overusing the Knight's power because she [[spoiler:senses something sinister beneath it's its metal surface]] and it only gets more obvious from there. The sequel takes every chance it gets to remind you that something is very wrong with the White Knight.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To Level-5's [[{{Vaporware}} unreleased]] ''True Fantasy Live Online'', from which it (probably) borrowed it's character creation system.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Level-5's [[{{Vaporware}} unreleased]] ''True Fantasy Live Online'', from which it (probably) borrowed it's its character creation system.
2nd Feb '18 12:48:01 PM Xtifr
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%% * TheGoodKingdom: Balandor



* TheKingdom: Balandor
14th Jan '18 2:46:29 PM nombretomado
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''White Knight Chronicles'' is the first game for the [=PS3=] by developer [[{{Level5}} Level 5 Games]]. You are... well, you - the game features an insanely robust character creator, which was actually used to create every NPC in the game. However, the main character is Leonard, a seventeen year old boy of no real importance until, in an effort to save the princess of Balandor, he acquires the Incorruptus "White Knight", a seven-meter tall suit of white and blue armor. What follows is your standard RPG fare, involving princesses, evil conspiracies... and HumongousMecha.

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''White Knight Chronicles'' is the first game for the [=PS3=] by developer [[{{Level5}} [[Creator/Level5 Level 5 Games]]. You are... well, you - the game features an insanely robust character creator, which was actually used to create every NPC in the game. However, the main character is Leonard, a seventeen year old boy of no real importance until, in an effort to save the princess of Balandor, he acquires the Incorruptus "White Knight", a seven-meter tall suit of white and blue armor. What follows is your standard RPG fare, involving princesses, evil conspiracies... and HumongousMecha.
27th Jul '17 8:45:20 AM xcountryguy
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-->'''[[spoiler: Kara:]]''' He'll pay for manipulating me!

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-->'''[[spoiler: Kara:]]''' -->'''[[spoiler:Kara:]]''' He'll pay for manipulating me!



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Kara, who died at the ruins in the Dogma Rift,]] was revived by Father Yggdra because [[spoiler: she]] still has a role to play.

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Kara, [[spoiler:Kara, who died at the ruins in the Dogma Rift,]] was revived by Father Yggdra because [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] still has a role to play.



* BecomingTheMask: This the majority of [[spoiler:Kara's]] character arc, to the point where it happens twice. Once before the game starts when [[spoiler:she]] falls into the identity of [[spoiler:General Dragias, and the Black Knight]], and again when [[spoiler:she]] becomes [[spoiler:the Kara the party knows for much of the game]]. In the second game, it presumably happened a third time [[spoiler: as Kara's been resurrected and playing protector for Miu.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: This the majority of [[spoiler:Kara's]] character arc, to the point where it happens twice. Once before the game starts when [[spoiler:she]] falls into the identity of [[spoiler:General Dragias, and the Black Knight]], and again when [[spoiler:she]] becomes [[spoiler:the Kara the party knows for much of the game]]. In the second game, it presumably happened a third time [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as Kara's been resurrected and playing protector for Miu.]]



* TheChessmaster: Ledom [[spoiler: manages to play two sides of a war against each other in order to fulfill his own goals. It works. Flawlessly.]]

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* TheChessmaster: Ledom [[spoiler: manages [[spoiler:manages to play two sides of a war against each other in order to fulfill his own goals. It works. Flawlessly.]]



** [[spoiler: One of the theories behind the missing end-game content is because some gamers might have decided to wait till after they beat the game to try and get their Knight, Level 5 decided not to include the Arc Knight in the story at all.]]

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** [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of the theories behind the missing end-game content is because some gamers might have decided to wait till after they beat the game to try and get their Knight, Level 5 decided not to include the Arc Knight in the story at all.]]



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The "Sinca Five": [[spoiler: Leonard, Yulie, Caesar, Kara, and Setti]], aka the Pactmakers.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The "Sinca Five": [[spoiler: Leonard, [[spoiler:Leonard, Yulie, Caesar, Kara, and Setti]], aka the Pactmakers.



* [[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Armor Switch:]] [[spoiler: The White Knight takes on a more demonic form after Madoras took control of Leonard's body.]]

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* [[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Armor Switch:]] [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The White Knight takes on a more demonic form after Madoras took control of Leonard's body.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the second game, Miu advises against overusing the Knight's power because she [[spoiler: senses something sinister beneath it's metal surface]] and it only gets more obvious from there. The sequel takes every chance it gets to remind you that something is very wrong with the White Knight.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the second game, Miu advises against overusing the Knight's power because she [[spoiler: senses [[spoiler:senses something sinister beneath it's metal surface]] and it only gets more obvious from there. The sequel takes every chance it gets to remind you that something is very wrong with the White Knight.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Demithor turns itself to stone in order to halt the advance of Garmatha.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Demithor turns itself to stone in order to halt the advance of Garmatha.]]



* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kara's sister]] was sacrificed in order to fuse three Gigantes into one creature.

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* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kara's [[spoiler:Kara's sister]] was sacrificed in order to fuse three Gigantes into one creature.



* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: General Dragias]], whose current incarnation is [[spoiler: Kara]]

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* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: General [[spoiler:General Dragias]], whose current incarnation is [[spoiler: Kara]][[spoiler:Kara]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild:[[spoiler: The Ancients used newborn infants as the first Pactmakers]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild:[[spoiler: The PoweredByAForsakenChild:[[spoiler:The Ancients used newborn infants as the first Pactmakers]]



* RagsToRiches: Cyrus started out as a homeless orphan and worked his way up to captain of the castleguard. [[spoiler: End credits seem to suggest that he has taken Sarvain's position.]]

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* RagsToRiches: Cyrus started out as a homeless orphan and worked his way up to captain of the castleguard. [[spoiler: End [[spoiler:End credits seem to suggest that he has taken Sarvain's position.]]



* {{Reincarnation}}: Princess Cisna is the reincarnation of [[spoiler: Queen Mureas of Athwan]].

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Princess Cisna is the reincarnation of [[spoiler: Queen [[spoiler:Queen Mureas of Athwan]].



** [[spoiler: She does it again in the sequel]]

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** [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She does it again in the sequel]]



** Characters will always scream out another characters name if they reach HP Critical.

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** Characters will always scream out another characters character's name if they reach HP Critical.



* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Talion,[[spoiler: the only sword that can properly damage the Knights' armor]]
** the sequel gives us the Sword of Falcyos, [[spoiler: the ''new'' "only sword able to damage the Sun King"]]

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* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Talion,[[spoiler: the Talion,[[spoiler:the only sword that can properly damage the Knights' armor]]
** the sequel gives us the Sword of Falcyos, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''new'' "only sword able to damage the Sun King"]]



* TempleOfDoom: [[spoiler: The Dogma Rift Palace]]

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* TempleOfDoom: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Dogma Rift Palace]]



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[spoiler: At a point late in the game, Setti makes the other characters believe that Eldore, who they met early on, had been setting up their acquisition of the Knights as an attempt to unite them together and take the power for himself. This causes Eldore to teleport away. However, when they set up camp later that day, all the playable characters, including a returning Eldore, confront Setti, revealing that they knew what Setti was up to, as well as who he really is--[[BigBad Grazel]].]]

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At a point late in the game, Setti makes the other characters believe that Eldore, who they met early on, had been setting up their acquisition of the Knights as an attempt to unite them together and take the power for himself. This causes Eldore to teleport away. However, when they set up camp later that day, all the playable characters, including a returning Eldore, confront Setti, revealing that they knew what Setti was up to, as well as who he really is--[[BigBad Grazel]].]]



** There's also [[spoiler: the original wielder of the Black Knight in ''Origins'' who is essentially a less arrogant Grazel with shorter hair.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Shapur's mental health took a turn for the worse after he stole the Black Knight. He develops BloodKnight tendencies and goes apeshit when [[spoiler: the knight was taken from him in the final battle]]. His addiction to the Knight's power [[spoiler: is what costs him his life in the end.]]

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** There's also [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the original wielder of the Black Knight in ''Origins'' who is essentially a less arrogant Grazel with shorter hair.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Shapur's mental health took a turn for the worse after he stole the Black Knight. He develops BloodKnight tendencies and goes apeshit when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the knight was taken from him in the final battle]]. His addiction to the Knight's power [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is what costs him his life in the end.]]
21st May '17 12:02:16 PM nombretomado
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Take your standard EasternRPG styled adventure, and slap a [[VisionOfEscaflowne Guymelef]] in there as the most badass LimitBreak ever.

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Take your standard EasternRPG styled adventure, and slap a [[VisionOfEscaflowne [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Guymelef]] in there as the most badass LimitBreak ever.
26th Mar '17 9:42:05 AM nombretomado
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* NolanNorth: Cyrus
23rd Oct '16 11:04:13 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: The Phibianacci people talk like this. Eldore too.
28th Jul '16 10:58:33 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Kara, to the point where she [[GroinAttack dick-punches]] a person as he launches into a bout of EvilGloating. Turns out he wasn't evil, only messing with them. [[BadAss Kara didn't care]].



* GenreSavvy: Yulie.
-->"This has got bad idea written ''all over'' it."
25th May '16 8:12:39 PM nombretomado
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''White Knight Chronicles'' is the first game for the PS3 by developer [[{{Level5}} Level 5 Games]]. You are... well, you - the game features an insanely robust character creator, which was actually used to create every NPC in the game. However, the main character is Leonard, a seventeen year old boy of no real importance until, in an effort to save the princess of Balandor, he acquires the Incorruptus "White Knight", a seven-meter tall suit of white and blue armor. What follows is your standard RPG fare, involving princesses, evil conspiracies... and HumongousMecha.

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''White Knight Chronicles'' is the first game for the PS3 [=PS3=] by developer [[{{Level5}} Level 5 Games]]. You are... well, you - the game features an insanely robust character creator, which was actually used to create every NPC in the game. However, the main character is Leonard, a seventeen year old boy of no real importance until, in an effort to save the princess of Balandor, he acquires the Incorruptus "White Knight", a seven-meter tall suit of white and blue armor. What follows is your standard RPG fare, involving princesses, evil conspiracies... and HumongousMecha.
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