History VideoGame / ZoneOfTheEnders

9th Jun '16 12:11:18 PM Hanz
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* DuelingPlayerCharacters: In ''The 2nd Runner'', Leo fights Dingo with his own LEV, the Vic Viper.



* TheWarSequence: After a stirring speech, Dingo and Leo convince the UNSF army remants to join forces for a final assault on BAHRAM HQ. Charging through artilery fire Jehuty, Vic Viper and around fifty Phantoma [=LEVs=] face off against THOUSANDS of mass produced Orbital Frames. And it is possible, although difficult to defeat the entire army with zero casualites.

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* TheWarSequence: After a stirring speech, Dingo and Leo convince the UNSF army remants to join forces for a final assault on BAHRAM HQ. Charging through artilery artillery fire Jehuty, Vic Viper and around fifty Phantoma [=LEVs=] face off against THOUSANDS of mass produced Orbital Frames. And it is possible, although difficult to defeat the entire army with zero casualites.
5th Jun '16 11:18:21 AM nombretomado
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''Zone of the Enders'' for PS2 had brisk initial sales, mostly attributed to the fact that [[PreviewPiggybacking the game was packaged with a demo for]] ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. For many players, Z.O.E. was "the free game" that came with their demo. Nonetheless, the game sold well enough to gain a cult following of its own.

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''Zone of the Enders'' for PS2 [=PS2=] had brisk initial sales, mostly attributed to the fact that [[PreviewPiggybacking the game was packaged with a demo for]] ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. For many players, Z.O.E. was "the free game" that came with their demo. Nonetheless, the game sold well enough to gain a cult following of its own.
13th Feb '16 3:03:24 AM DarkHunter
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: Orbital Frames and [=LEVs=].
** To further distinguish them from one another, Orbital Frames being immeasurably superior to [=LEVs=] in pretty much every way possible. The only thing [=LEV=]s have on frames is they can be manufactured with common materials. Although by ''The 2nd Runner'', commercial LEV technology, as with the Vic Viper, had ''just about'' caught up with Orbital Frames, at least with a decent pilot who can give an Orbital Frame a run for its money.
* AcePilot: Radam and Viola qualify. Also, Dingo used to be one.

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* AMechByAnyOtherName: Orbital Frames and [=LEVs=].
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[=LEVs=]. To further distinguish them from one another, Orbital Frames being immeasurably superior to [=LEVs=] in pretty much every way possible. The only thing [=LEV=]s have on frames is they can be manufactured with common materials. Although by ''The 2nd Runner'', commercial LEV technology, as with the Vic Viper, had ''just about'' caught up with Orbital Frames, at least with a decent pilot who can give an Orbital Frame a run for its money.
* AcePilot: AcePilot:
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Radam and Viola qualify. Also, Dingo used to be one.



* [[spoiler:ActuallyADoombot: When Dingo confronts Anubis in the Aumaan facility, it turns out he was beating up a fake with Ken inside it, as if a strangely wingless Anubis didn't give it away.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: The [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] of Hathor and Anubis are decidedly evil, while [[spoiler: Hathor's twin sister]] Dolores is a bubbly and innocent RobotGirl. By contrast, [[spoiler:Dolores's [[SplitPersonality alternate identity]],]] Isis, while seeming evil at first glance, is really just a neutral [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatist]] who will readily relinquish control to the pilot [[spoiler:or Dolores]]... as soon as any perceived threat is eliminated with EXTREME and unrestrained prejudice. [[spoiler:Viola's A.I. from ''The 2nd Runner'' is [[AxCrazy a full-on psycho]].]] Though initially neutral , ADA evolves into a compassionate computer, as does Pharsti from ''The Fist of Mars''.
** Somewhat justified, it is stated that Metatron has a sort of "mineral conscience" that may or may not be true sentience but is apparently malevolent without due protection. Whether or not this is {{Fanon}} is for you to decide, but Nohman does go on about "the will of Metatron" at the end of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, so credence is lent to the theory.
** It is also implied that the A.I. in this series is more or less [[HumanityIsInfectious a reflection of the frame runner's psyche]].
** In ''Dolores, i'' one Raptor goes rouge and ends up becoming friends with Dolores.

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* [[spoiler:ActuallyADoombot: When ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:When Dingo confronts Anubis in the Aumaan facility, it turns out he was beating up a fake with Ken inside it, as if a strangely wingless Anubis didn't give it away.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: It is implied that the A.I. in this series is more or less [[HumanityIsInfectious a reflection of the frame runner's psyche]], so this trope gets played with a lot:
**
The [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] of Hathor and Anubis are decidedly evil, while [[spoiler: Hathor's twin sister]] Dolores is a bubbly and innocent RobotGirl. By contrast, [[spoiler:Dolores's [[SplitPersonality alternate identity]],]] Isis, while seeming evil at first glance, is really just a neutral [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatist]] who will readily relinquish control to the pilot [[spoiler:or Dolores]]... as soon as any perceived threat is eliminated with EXTREME and unrestrained prejudice. [[spoiler:Viola's
** Viola's
A.I. from ''The 2nd Runner'' is [[AxCrazy a full-on psycho]].]] psycho]].
**
Though initially neutral , ADA evolves into a compassionate computer, as does Pharsti from ''The Fist of Mars''.
** Somewhat justified, it is stated that Metatron has a sort of "mineral conscience" that may or may not be true sentience but is apparently malevolent without due protection. Whether or not this is {{Fanon}} is for you to decide, but Nohman does go on about "the will of Metatron" at the end of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, so credence is lent to the theory.
** It is also implied that the A.I. in this series is more or less [[HumanityIsInfectious a reflection of the frame runner's psyche]].
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In ''Dolores, i'' one Raptor goes rouge rogue and ends up becoming friends with Dolores.



* AlmightyJanitor: Dingo, a former BAHRAM military pilot, and is a genius runner to the extent to be rumored to be the only one that can match Nohman on one-on-one battle. And that's probably the reason why the Jehuty in the second game is far stronger and more useful than the first game Jehuty.
** There's also the fact it gets upgrades in the second it never had in the first.

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* AlmightyJanitor: AlmightyJanitor:
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Dingo, a former BAHRAM military pilot, and is a genius runner to the extent to be rumored to be the only one that can match Nohman on one-on-one battle. And that's probably the reason why the Jehuty in the second game is far stronger and more useful than the first game Jehuty.
** There's
Jehuty. (There's also the fact it gets upgrades in the second it never had in the first.)



* AnimeThemeSong: In ''Dolores, i'', "Zone of the Enders" by LAZY.

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* AnimeThemeSong: AnimeThemeSong:
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In ''Dolores, i'', "Zone of the Enders" by LAZY.



* AppliedPhlebotinum: Metatron can be used to do almost anything.
** Nohman takes this and runs with it, even implying that Metatron has a will of its own.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Metatron can be used to do almost anything.
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anything. Nohman takes this and runs with it, even implying that Metatron has a will of its own.



** [[spoiler:Although the first game made it clear by the end, ADA directly states that both Jehuty and Anubis are key to making this come about. The second game only makes this more obvious.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''DELPHI:''' "I was...created...to destroy.............all"]]
* ArchEnemy: Viola to Leo and Nohman to Dingo.

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* ArchEnemy:
** [[spoiler:Although the first game made it clear by the end, ADA directly states that both Jehuty and Anubis are key to making this come about. The second game only makes this more obvious.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''DELPHI:''' "I was...created...to destroy.............all"]]
* ArchEnemy:
Viola to Leo and Nohman to Dingo.



** BadassCrew: The members of BIS [[spoiler:(Born In Space)]], half of whom regularly take on several Orbital Frames by the end of the game in little more than AceCustom [=LEVs=].
** BadassNormal: Leo in the second installment. Despite not piloting a true Orbital Frame he's still able to keep up with [[SuperPrototype Jehuty]]. Also, James Links, who make up for his lack of skill with an Orbital Frame with the experiences he gained as a hardened UNSF veteran to overcome many obstacles.

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** * BadassCrew: The members of BIS [[spoiler:(Born In Space)]], half of whom regularly take on several Orbital Frames by the end of the game in little more than AceCustom [=LEVs=].
** * BadassNormal: Leo in the second installment. Despite not piloting a true Orbital Frame he's still able to keep up with [[SuperPrototype Jehuty]]. Also, James Links, who make up for his lack of skill with an Orbital Frame with the experiences he gained as a hardened UNSF veteran to overcome many obstacles.



* BeginnersLuck: Leo and Cage, helped by the fact that they have some stupidly-powerful mecha with good A.I..

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* BeginnersLuck: BeginnersLuck:
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Leo and Cage, helped by the fact that they have some stupidly-powerful mecha with good A.I..



* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler:The first game which was close to being a DownerEnding. Viola has been defeated, Celvice is safe, the space colony is okay but BAHRAM still exists. Furthermore, ADA informs Leo she is programmed to self-destruct to destroy the fortress Aumaan, which leaves a sad expression in Leo.]]

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* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler:The first game which was close to being a DownerEnding. Viola has been defeated, Celvice is safe, the space colony is okay but BAHRAM still exists. Furthermore, ADA informs Leo she is programmed to self-destruct to destroy the fortress Aumaan, which leaves a sad expression in Leo.Leo distraught.]]



* BlindIdiotTranslation: ''The 2nd Runner'' is rife with it, but it [[SoBadItsGood doesn't really hurt the game overall]].

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: BlindIdiotTranslation:
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''The 2nd Runner'' is rife with it, but it [[SoBadItsGood doesn't really hurt the game overall]].



** The human shield version doubles as a MoralEventHorizon for one of the villains in ''The Fist of Mars''.



* CainAndAbel: The Orbital Frames Jehuty and Anubis.

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* CainAndAbel: CainAndAbel:
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The Orbital Frames Jehuty and Anubis.



* CapedMecha: Wierd variation, [[CloudcuckooLander Dolores]] takes some sheets and wears them as a dress.
** Ken's Ardjet also has cape made up of tiny missile drones.

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* CapedMecha: Wierd CapedMecha:
** Weird
variation, [[CloudcuckooLander Dolores]] takes some sheets and wears them as a dress.
** Ken's Ardjet also has cape made up a "cape" that can shapeshift into a variety of tiny missile drones.weapons and defenses.



** ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[ImpliedLoveInterest Quite possibly.]] [[spoiler:In ''The 2nd Runner'', a photo awarded after completing the Zoradius mini game shows [[ShipTease Celvice affectionately giving Leo a peck on the cheek]].]]

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** * ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[ImpliedLoveInterest Quite possibly.]] [[spoiler:In ''The 2nd Runner'', a photo awarded after completing the Zoradius mini game shows [[ShipTease Celvice affectionately giving Leo a peck on the cheek]].]]



* ClassicCheatCode: In the first game, inputting the KonamiCode restores Jehuty's energy gauge and sub-weapon ammo, at the expense of lower its level. Also the Versus Mode in the first game can be unlocked with the Konami Code as well.
** [[spoiler:''The 2nd Runner'' also featured the Konami Code as an alternative method to unlock [[GameWithinAGame Zoradius]]]].

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* ClassicCheatCode: In the first game, inputting the KonamiCode restores Jehuty's energy gauge and sub-weapon ammo, at the expense of lower its level. Also the Versus Mode in the first game can be unlocked with the Konami Code as well.
** [[spoiler:''The
well. ''The 2nd Runner'' also featured the Konami Code as an alternative method to unlock [[GameWithinAGame Zoradius]]]].Zoradius]].



* CliffHanger: [[spoiler:The end of the first game.]]

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* CliffHanger: [[spoiler:The The end of the first game.]]game. While what's left of the Antilia Colony is saved and BAHRAM's invading army has been repulsed, the organization itself is still out there, Nohman has accomplished his primary objective, and the heroes are left knowing that the real fight is just beginning.



* DeflectorShields: Whenever a mech goes into its guarding stance.

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* DeflectorShields: DeflectorShields:
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Whenever a mech goes into its guarding stance.



* DieChairDie: What you're trying to prevent in the first game to leave Antilia with minimal collateral damage; going around mindlessly wrecking things can impact the ending. In ''The 2nd Runner'', however, it's the complete opposite as long as you're not breaking something important to complete a task (like shooting a container to find Taper with a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Burst Shot]]).

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* DieChairDie: DieChairDie:
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What you're trying to prevent in the first game to leave Antilia with minimal collateral damage; going around mindlessly wrecking things can impact the ending. In ''The 2nd Runner'', however, it's the complete opposite as long as you're not breaking something important to complete a task (like shooting a container to find Taper with a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Burst Shot]]).



* DieHardOnAnX: On an oxygen plant in ''Dolores, i''.
** The title of the episode is even named ''Franchise/DieHard''.
* DifficultyLevels: The first game: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard.

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* DieHardOnAnX: On an oxygen plant in ''Dolores, i''.
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i''. The title of the episode is even named ''Franchise/DieHard''.
* DifficultyLevels: DifficultyLevels:
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The first game: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Because it warrants restating, cockpit. Naka Teleeli also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this on his Let's Play of the HD Collection so the rest of you don't have to.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Because it warrants restating, cockpit. Naka Teleeli also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this on his Let's Play of the HD Collection so the rest of you don't have to.



** Also DoomedByCanon.



* DualWielding: Llyod's Inhert.
** Dolores shown she could do this as well with two armblades.

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* DualWielding: Llyod's Inhert.
** Dolores shown she could do this
Lloyd's Inhert, as well with two armblades.as Dolores, both dual-wield arm blades.



* {{Expy}}: For his emotional issues, Cage from ''The Fist of Mars'' has been compared to Shinji from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Fortunately, Cage has more backbone and friends who actually trust him than the poor ButtMonkey from ''Evangelion''.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
For his emotional issues, Cage from ''The Fist of Mars'' has been compared to Shinji from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Fortunately, Cage has more backbone and friends who actually trust him than the poor ButtMonkey from ''Evangelion''.



* [[spoiler:EyeLightsOut: Mr. Raptor.]]

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* [[spoiler:EyeLightsOut: Mr. Raptor.]]EyeLightsOut: Happens to "Mr. Raptor" in ''Dolores, i''.



* {{Fanservice}}: With Ken in ''The 2nd Runner''. If the player holds Ken's Ardjet near the lava long enough after rescuing her [[spoiler:from Viola's A.I.]], the anime cutscene that follows changes to show her without the top half of her spacesuit [[BareYourMidriff and revealing her tank top]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcHm63Vc5nk Oh Kojima, you scoundrel!]]

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
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With Ken in ''The 2nd Runner''. If the player holds Ken's Ardjet near the lava long enough after rescuing her [[spoiler:from Viola's A.I.]], the anime cutscene that follows changes to show her without the top half of her spacesuit [[BareYourMidriff and revealing her tank top]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcHm63Vc5nk Oh Kojima, you scoundrel!]]



* FauxActionGirl: Ken, considering one EscortMission only exists because she can't pilot her frame if it doesn't have an A.I.. Early in the game, Dingo also insists that he doesn't need an A.I., and ADA obliges him by putting on screen the ''hundreds'' of status feeds that she's monitoring. Dingo then concedes that maybe he ''does'' need her help.

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* FauxActionGirl: Ken, Ken is a Frame Runner, and apparently a rather highly ranked one considering one EscortMission only exists because she can't pilot her frame if it doesn't have an A.I.. Early in works directly with Nohman. However, she spends most of the game, Dingo also insists that he doesn't need an A.I., and ADA obliges him by putting on screen the ''hundreds'' of status feeds that she's monitoring. Dingo then concedes that maybe he ''does'' need her help.game offscreen or being a DamselInDistress.



* {{Hammerspace}}: Vector Traps, and almost every sub-weapon n the second game.

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* {{Hammerspace}}: Vector Traps, and almost every sub-weapon n in the second game.game (which are stored in a portable Vector Trap on Jehuty). It's especially noticeable with the Vector Cannon, which is larger than Jehuty itself!



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Deckson and Pharsti]] in ''The Fist of Mars''. Depending on the route, [[spoiler: Phil]] might also pull one.

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler: Deckson and Pharsti]] in ''The Fist of Mars''. Depending on the route, [[spoiler: Phil]] might also pull one.



* HopelessBossFight: The fight against [[spoiler:Anubis]] at the end of the first game. Also, the first two times against [[spoiler:Anubis]] in the second game.
** In the second game, it ''is'' possible to be able to last against him and slowly whittle his HP down. However, events will eventually progress as if you lost.

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* HopelessBossFight: The fight Any battle against [[spoiler:Anubis]] at Anubis prior to the end climax of the first game. Also, the first two times against [[spoiler:Anubis]] in the second game.
** In the second game, it ''is''
game. While it's technically possible to be able to last inflict some damage on it if you're really good or lucky, there is no chance of actually winning against him and slowly whittle his HP down. However, events will eventually progress as if you lost.it.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Nohman's pilot suit has a tail.. for... some reason..?
** And a man thong too, by the looks of it...

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Nohman's pilot suit has a tail.. for... some reason..?
** And
reason? Seems it's only there to match Anubis, which also has a man thong too, by the looks of it...tail.



* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Mecha]]: The name of [[GodMode Naked Jehuty]] may sound stupid, but there is only one Orbital Frame that can withstand it's ''one'' full blade combo, and that one foe, is the FinalBoss itself. Naked Jehuty also has infinite sub-weapon energy, allowing it to spam Homing Missiles to wipe out everything in seconds, and use Mummy to recover its energy gauge while blocking virtually everything the game throws at it.
** For the full run-down: It's basic shot attack will OneHitKO any non-boss, most non-boss attacks [[NoSell won't do any damage]], the only attack it ''can't'' guard against is the FinalBoss's burst attack, simply using it's burst mode will destroy enemies in melee-range and it has Infinite SP energy.
** Justified since it's Jehuty after absorbing [[spoiler:Anubis']] energy. It is the combination [[spoiler:of the two most powerful Orbital Frames ever created]], so what do you expect?

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* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Mecha]]: The name of [[GodMode Naked Jehuty]] may sound stupid, but there is only one Orbital Frame that can withstand it's ''one'' full blade combo, and that one foe, is the FinalBoss itself. Naked Jehuty also has infinite sub-weapon energy, allowing it to spam Homing Missiles to wipe out everything in seconds, and use Mummy to recover its energy gauge while blocking virtually everything the game throws at it.
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it. For the full run-down: It's basic shot attack will OneHitKO any non-boss, most non-boss attacks [[NoSell won't do any damage]], the only attack it ''can't'' guard against is the FinalBoss's burst attack, simply using it's burst mode will destroy enemies in melee-range and it has Infinite SP energy.
**
energy. Justified since it's Jehuty after absorbing [[spoiler:Anubis']] energy. It is the combination [[spoiler:of the two most powerful Orbital Frames ever created]], so what do you expect?



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Viola in the first game, until she was remade as A.I. for her new Frame in the second.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: KilledOffForReal:
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[[spoiler:Viola in the first game, until she was remade as A.I. for her new Frame in the second.]]



* LargeHam: Nohman.

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* LargeHam: Nohman.LargeHam:
** Nohman:



-->--''John CARTER is perpretrating EVIL on MAAAAAAAAAAAAARS!''

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-->--''John CARTER is perpretrating perpetrating EVIL on MAAAAAAAAAAAAARS!''



* LawfulStupid: Baan.

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* LawfulStupid: Baan. Ostensibly a law enforcement officer, he seems to just abuse his legal authority to perpetrate his racism against Enders.



* LoveMakesYouEvil [[LoveMakesYouCrazy and Crazy]]: Radium Lavans, period.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil [[LoveMakesYouCrazy and Crazy]]: LoveMakesYouEvil: Radium Lavans, period.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: The homing lasers, and also Jehuty's Homing Missile attack.
** This reaches ridiculous heights if you do a NewGamePlus with Naked Jehuty, which has near-infinite subweapon energy. So ridiculous, in fact, it borders on MoreDakka if you use some of the rapid-fire secondary weapons.

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: The homing lasers, and also Jehuty's Homing Missile attack.
**
attack. This reaches ridiculous heights if you do a NewGamePlus with Naked Jehuty, which has near-infinite subweapon energy. So ridiculous, in fact, it borders on MoreDakka if you use some of the rapid-fire secondary weapons.



* MadScientist: [[spoiler:Zephyr]] in ''The Fist of Mars''.
** Lloyd in ''2nd Runner'' is [[InformedAbility said to be one]], although it probably was just Dingo being snarky.

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* MadScientist: [[spoiler:Zephyr]] in ''The Fist of Mars''.
**
Mars''. Lloyd in ''2nd Runner'' is [[InformedAbility said to be one]], although it probably was just Dingo being snarky.



* [[spoiler:[[BodySnatcher Mecha Snatcher]]: In ''The 2nd Runner'', just when Dingo could breathe easily after putting Viola A.I.'s Nephtis out of commission, [[GrandTheftMe she takes over Ken's Ardjet]] and STILL continues to fight Jehuty.]]



* MorphWeapon: The Wisp from Ken's Ardjet. They can be used as [[MacrossMissileMassacre a swarm of missile-drones]], form an impenetrable coffin-like shell and fire a powerful laser beam, grab things from a distance, and providing [[BadassCape a stylish cape]] for her Orbital Frame.

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* MorphWeapon: MorphWeapon:
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The Wisp from Ken's Ardjet. They can be used as [[MacrossMissileMassacre a swarm of missile-drones]], form an impenetrable coffin-like shell and fire a powerful laser beam, grab things from a distance, and providing [[BadassCape a stylish cape]] for her Orbital Frame.



* MoodWhiplash: Nohman is generally calm and soft-spoken in the first game and when Dingo first confronts him in ''The 2nd Runner'' ([[DissonantSerenity even while pumping the latter full of bullets]]). By the next time you meet him, [[AxCrazy he's clearly]] [[OmnicidalManiac gone off the deep end]]. The reason for this is never fully explained.
** In is however implied that his exposure to Metatron piloting the Anubis between the first game and ''The 2nd Runner'' causes him to lose his sanity and turn him into a creepy albino. [[EarlyBirdCameo He appears in]] ''Dolores, i'' looking like a normal human being and still thinking rationally.

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* MoodWhiplash: Nohman is generally calm and soft-spoken in the first game and when Dingo first confronts him in ''The 2nd Runner'' ([[DissonantSerenity even while pumping the latter full of bullets]]). By the next time you meet him, [[AxCrazy he's clearly]] [[OmnicidalManiac gone off the deep end]]. The reason for this is never fully explained.
** In
explained. It is however implied that his exposure to Metatron piloting the Anubis between the first game and ''The 2nd Runner'' causes him to lose his sanity and turn him into a creepy albino. [[EarlyBirdCameo He appears in]] ''Dolores, i'' looking like a normal human being and still thinking rationally.



* [[NonStandardCharacterDesign Non-Standard Mecha Design]]: Zakat, unlike all the other Orbital Frames, it is a freaking battleship!

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* [[NonStandardCharacterDesign Non-Standard Mecha Design]]: NonStandardCharacterDesign:
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Zakat, unlike all the other Orbital Frames, it is a freaking battleship!



* OmnicidalManiac: Nohman.

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* OmnicidalManiac: Nohman.OmnicidalManiac:
** Nohman, who wants to [[spoiler:annihilate the Solar System]] because... um... well, he's crazy, and that's all the information we get.



* OneManArmy: Jehuty is a [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]]. Well, a giant mecha fighting [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs a whole army of giant mechas, battleships, and mecha designed as a battleship]]!
** In the second game it even fights an army of giant battleships protected by armies of not-that-giant mechas.

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* OneManArmy: Jehuty is a [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]]. Well, a giant mecha fighting [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs a whole army of giant mechas, battleships, and mecha designed as a battleship]]!
**
battleship]]! In the second game it even fights an army of giant battleships protected by armies of not-that-giant mechas.



* PowerHigh: [[spoiler:Seems to be the early symptoms of metatron poisoning.]]

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* PowerHigh: [[spoiler:Seems to be the early symptoms of metatron Metatron poisoning.]]



* RunningGag: [[ShoutOut "John Carter?]] [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Of Mars!"]]
--> "This is why the Princess left you!"

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* RunningGag: [[ShoutOut "John Carter?]] [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Of Mars!"]]
--> "This is why the Princess left you!"
Baan referring to James Links as "Literature/JohnCarterOfMars", which James eventually decides to run with.



* SdrawkcabName: Nephtis' boss theme [[spoiler:is named "ALOIVIA", a backwards anagram for "Viola A.I."]].

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* SdrawkcabName: SdrawkcabName:
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Nephtis' boss theme [[spoiler:is named "ALOIVIA", a backwards anagram for "Viola A.I."]].



* ShoutOut: In ''The 2nd Runner'', Leo appears piloting a TransformingMecha featuring up to four "[[AttackDrone Options]]" that trail behind him duplicating his attacks, a ringlike "Aura Bolt" attack, and a distinctive energy barrier that changes color as it wears down. The mech's name? [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. Its aircraft design is even inspired by the original ship.
** Leo's BattleThemeMusic is a shout-out as well.
** This goes beyond this in earlier design sketches that showed the Vic Viper being far closer to the original ''Gradius'' design. Presumably the design changes were made to better animate its transformation and bipedal form.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: In ''The 2nd Runner'', Leo appears piloting a TransformingMecha featuring up to four "[[AttackDrone Options]]" that trail behind him duplicating his attacks, a ringlike "Aura Bolt" attack, and a distinctive energy barrier that changes color as it wears down. The mech's name? [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. Its aircraft design is even inspired by the original ship.
**
ship. Leo's BattleThemeMusic is a shout-out as well.
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well. This goes beyond this in earlier design sketches that showed the Vic Viper being far closer to the original ''Gradius'' design. Presumably the design changes were made to better animate its transformation and bipedal form.



* SpoilerOpening: ''The 2nd Runner''[='=]s intro manages to spoil numerous twists from the game, including [[spoiler:Viola's apparant return from the death ''and'' the fact it was really an A.I.]].

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* SpoilerOpening: ''The 2nd Runner''[='=]s intro manages to spoil numerous twists from the game, including [[spoiler:Viola's apparant apparent return from the death ''and'' the fact it was really an A.I.]].



* SuicideMission: [[spoiler:When Dingo was a BAHRAM soldier, Nohman sends him and his allies to a suicide mission against the Space Force's attack where they took many casualties with Dingo being the lone survivor.]]

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* SuicideMission: SuicideMission:
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[[spoiler:When Dingo was a BAHRAM soldier, Nohman sends him and his allies to a suicide mission against the Space Force's attack where they took many casualties with Dingo being the lone survivor.]]



* ThemeNaming: Most of the important mecha in the series are named after Egyptian deities.

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* ThemeNaming: ThemeNaming:
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Most of the important mecha in the series are named after Egyptian deities.deities. Even Dolores from ''Dolores, i'' fits this: the unit's real name is Isis.



** OddNameOut: [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], for [[ShoutOut good reason]]. More formally, that model of LEV is referred to as a "V2 Unit".

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** OddNameOut: [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], Viper]] is the OddNameOut, for [[ShoutOut good reason]]. More formally, that model of LEV is referred to as a "V2 Unit".



* [[spoiler:ToxicPhlebotinum: Metatron is heavily implied to be this with early symptoms being drunk on power. Continued exposure to it seems to turn the afected into an OmnicidalManiac.]]

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* [[spoiler:ToxicPhlebotinum: Metatron ToxicPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:Metatron is heavily implied to be this with early symptoms being drunk on power. Continued exposure to it seems to turn the afected affected into an OmnicidalManiac.]]



* UpdatedRerelease: ''The 2nd Runner'' received a re-release in Japan and PAL regions (North America was left out) with the Special Edition, which irons out the frame-rate of the game, added new battle sequences to the main storyline, expanded the VR Missions mode, added new difficulty levels, and featured tutorials for the sub-weapons.

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* UpdatedRerelease: UpdatedRerelease:
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''The 2nd Runner'' received a re-release in Japan and PAL regions (North America was left out) with the Special Edition, which irons out the frame-rate of the game, added new battle sequences to the main storyline, expanded the VR Missions mode, added new difficulty levels, and featured tutorials for the sub-weapons.



* VillainTeleportation: Anubis. It will warp from one area to another at will, often to keep Jehuty from touching it.
** Hathor as well. It's mentioned that Radium managed to copy the ability from Anubis, though he doesn't seem to be able to [[TeleportSpam spam it]] like Anubis or Jehuty can. Edit: Hathor's ability to zero shift is in fact inferior to Anubis's, both to the lack of vector traps and inferior construction.
* VisualPun [[VisualInnuendo and Innuendo]]: Do we really need to say it?
** [[spoiler:The cockpits in the [=LEVs=] and Orbital Frames are situated between the legs in a very phallic fashion. The same even goes for the female-structured Orbital Frames like Doloroes.]]

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* VillainTeleportation: Anubis. It will warp from one area to another at will, often to keep Jehuty from touching it.
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it. Hathor as well. It's mentioned that Radium managed to copy the ability from Anubis, though he doesn't seem to be able to [[TeleportSpam spam it]] like Anubis or Jehuty can. Edit: Hathor's ability to zero shift is in fact has an inferior to Anubis's, both to version of the lack of vector traps and inferior construction.
same system as well.
* VisualPun [[VisualInnuendo and Innuendo]]: Do we really need to say it?
** [[spoiler:The
VisualPun: The cockpits in the [=LEVs=] and Orbital Frames are situated between the legs in a very phallic fashion. The same even goes for the female-structured Orbital Frames like Doloroes.]]Dolores.



* WaveMotionGun: The Vector Cannon, as a {{BFG}} for [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frames]]. It takes approximately twenty seconds to charge, and when it fires shoots a blast that damned near eclipses Jehuty in size and will rip through anything and everything in its path. It's capable of tearing apart battleships in a single blast. The Vector Cannon is the only weapon capable of punching through "Compressed Space", the games term for super-invincible force-fields.

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* WaveMotionGun: WaveMotionGun:
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The Vector Cannon, as a {{BFG}} for [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frames]]. It takes approximately twenty seconds to charge, and when it fires shoots a blast that damned near eclipses Jehuty in size and will rip through anything and everything in its path. It's capable of tearing apart battleships in a single blast. The Vector Cannon is the only weapon capable of punching through "Compressed Space", the games term for super-invincible force-fields.



** [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Be a Jerk to Girls]]: Jimmer might be a prick, but apparently has a policy on being respectful to women he actually takes somewhat seriously.

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** [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Be a Jerk to Girls]]: * WouldntHitAGirl: Jimmer might be a prick, but apparently has a policy on being respectful to women he actually takes somewhat seriously.
15th Jan '16 3:24:27 PM Pallex
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** Ken resembles [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Elly]] and her Orbital Frame, the Ardjet, resembles Elly's Gear, the Vierge/El Regrs.
11th Jan '16 5:05:53 PM Pallex
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were put on hold in response.

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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were [[DevelopmentHell put on hold hold]] in response.
11th Jan '16 5:04:54 PM Pallex
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.

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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled put on hold in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.
response.
10th Jan '16 11:31:10 AM morenohijazo
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* MookCommander: In ''2'', some enemies have a [[PowerGlows glowing]] "COMMANDER" designation, which allows them to activate a party formation with nearby units, giving the other units a noticeable boost in attack and defense power (and overall aggressiveness).
7th Jan '16 8:11:45 AM erforce
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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the {{PlayStation 2}}. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.

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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the {{PlayStation 2}}.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.



A true sequel, ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' (''ANUBIS: Zone of the Enders'' in Japan), was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2003. Miner and former BAHRAM soldier Dingo Egret finds Jehuty hidden on Callisto. Hostile BAHRAM soldiers arrive and Dingo is forced to fight his way to their command ship, where he meets his old colleague and BAHRAM's leader, Nohman. Dingo refuses an offer to rejoin the group, so Nohman [[CombatPragmatist shoots him]]. Dingo wakes up hardwired to Jehuty's life-support systems, unable to leave the cockpit. Ken Marinaris, a soldier Dingo fought on Callisto, explains that she's a UNSF spy and requests his assistance in exchange for having saved his life. Dingo escapes to Mars, battles BAHRAM forces, and clashes with Leo Stenbuck in the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. He steels himself to settle the score with Nohman and finish the destined battle between Jehuty and its EvilCounterpart, Anubis. There's just one problem: ADA's mission isn't to defeat Anubis, but rather [[spoiler:to destroy BAHRAM headquarters by self-destructing Jehuty]].

Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for {{PlayStation 3}} and {{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the PlayStation 2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The {{PlayStation Vita}} version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.

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A true sequel, ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' (''ANUBIS: Zone of the Enders'' in Japan), was released on the PlayStation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2003. Miner and former BAHRAM soldier Dingo Egret finds Jehuty hidden on Callisto. Hostile BAHRAM soldiers arrive and Dingo is forced to fight his way to their command ship, where he meets his old colleague and BAHRAM's leader, Nohman. Dingo refuses an offer to rejoin the group, so Nohman [[CombatPragmatist shoots him]]. Dingo wakes up hardwired to Jehuty's life-support systems, unable to leave the cockpit. Ken Marinaris, a soldier Dingo fought on Callisto, explains that she's a UNSF spy and requests his assistance in exchange for having saved his life. Dingo escapes to Mars, battles BAHRAM forces, and clashes with Leo Stenbuck in the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. He steels himself to settle the score with Nohman and finish the destined battle between Jehuty and its EvilCounterpart, Anubis. There's just one problem: ADA's mission isn't to defeat Anubis, but rather [[spoiler:to destroy BAHRAM headquarters by self-destructing Jehuty]].

Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for {{PlayStation 3}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the PlayStation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The {{PlayStation Vita}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.
3rd Jan '16 9:19:40 PM Berrenta
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* ActingForTwo: In ''The 2nd Runner'', Jehuty's and Anubis' A.I., ADA and DELPHI, share the same voice actress. Cynthia Marcucci and Yoshino Miki are their English and Japanese voice actresses, respectively.



* TheMerch: Aside from the games and anime, there are wall scrolls, soundtracks, art books, and other products. Special mention goes to the Toys/{{Revoltech}} figurines of Jehuty, Anubis, and the Vic Viper, as well as Kotobukiya's line of model kits.
26th Dec '15 1:24:19 PM AquaRegia
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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Phil has a million different misgivings with Cage and they all tie back to this, namely that the girl he has a crush on is attracted to Cage and that Cage gets to take the helm of every sortie despite being the newbie thanks to his SuperPrototype orbital frame while Phil is stuck in a glorified repair truck. Depending on which route the player takes, he may even pull a FaceHeelTurn because of this trope. Fittingly enough, Phil even has green eyes.]]



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Phil]].

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Phil]].[[spoiler:Phil killed his step-father in self-defense in his backstory, in an incident that left his entire family dead]].
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