History Videogame / BreathOfFireIII

29th Aug '17 4:19:21 PM FarSider
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* BishonenLine: Both subverted and played straight. Ryu's dragon forms get more and more monstrous, yet his ultimate form, the Kaiser, is... Himself, colored gold. Subverted when he uses the Kaiser Breath attack, which turns him into a gigantic dragon.

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* BishonenLine: Both subverted and played straight. Ryu's dragon forms get more and more monstrous, yet his ultimate form, the Kaiser, is... Himself, himself, colored gold. Subverted when he uses the Kaiser Breath attack, which turns him into a gigantic dragon.



* BossBonanza: In the Myria station. There are plenty of new bosses. But given how some of the bosses are inside some segments of the station itself... It might not qualify specially in the end where you get to the inner laboratory where you face the Experiments which are mostly a {{Boss Rush}} per Capcom's tradition but they included a few new ones (including a Dodo bird, still the crowning moment of funny is when you have to face Rocky X 5 [[spoiler: Giant Rooster]], considering it can still inflict you the Egg status, Ovum spell).

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* BossBonanza: In the Myria station. There are plenty of new bosses. But given how some of the bosses are inside some segments of the station itself... It it might not qualify specially in the end where you get to the inner laboratory where you face the Experiments which are mostly a {{Boss Rush}} per Capcom's tradition but they included a few new ones (including a Dodo bird, still the crowning moment of funny is when you have to face Rocky X 5 [[spoiler: Giant Rooster]], considering it can still inflict you the Egg status, Ovum spell).



* GravityBarrier: A notable egregious one. One of the teleporters leads very close to TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon and PAST the [[ThatOneLevel Desert Of Death]], but you can't step out of it due to a crate blocking out the stairs... Even though the characters could as easily ''jump down'' the damn machine!

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* GravityBarrier: A notable egregious one. One of the teleporters leads very close to TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon and PAST the [[ThatOneLevel Desert Of Death]], but you can't step out of it due to a crate blocking out the stairs... Even stairs, even though the characters could as easily ''jump down'' the damn machine!



* MartialPacifist: Hondara. Before he'll allow you to study under him, you first have to learn how to fight without killing, which you accomplish by learning the otherwise useless moves of the ActualPacifist mentioned above. The Urkans as a whole seem to lean in this direction... Except in the very, very rare event that they [[BewareTheNiceOnes go to war]]. Then [[GoodIsNotSoft the gloves come off]].

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* MarathonLevel: [=McNeil=] Manor is an early-game example. It has two parts (the garden and the interior) that the party has to traverse like a maze. The garden part is mostly a StealthBasedMission with a minor FetchQuest near the beginning and two MiniBoss battles, and the interior is so labyrinthine that some characters inside even lampshade the oddity of ''why'' the mansion is like that in the first place. The interior is dotted with powerful random encounters at that point in the game and several MiniBoss battles. There is a bed for healing relatively[[note]]you still have to go through several rooms[[/note]] close to the entrance, and you'll find yourself backtracking there several times, especially after a tough battle, until at least you finally reach the attic (the second healing point) which by then is again, ''relatively'' close to the party's objective. Oh, and the worst part? The player must traverse through the interior with only two characters.
* MartialPacifist: Hondara. Before he'll allow you to study under him, you first have to learn how to fight without killing, which you accomplish by learning the otherwise useless moves of the ActualPacifist mentioned above. The Urkans as a whole seem to lean in this direction... Except except in the very, very rare event that they [[BewareTheNiceOnes go to war]]. Then [[GoodIsNotSoft the gloves come off]].



* NotCompletelyUseless: Durandal's Backhand can't finish off an enemy. Aside from the fact that you have to learn it to unlock Hondara, most players would write it off as useless... But when training Beyd, you want to injure him without knocking him out, so Backhands are a good way to train up his HP and Defense.

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* NotCompletelyUseless: Durandal's Backhand can't finish off an enemy. Aside from the fact that you have to learn it to unlock Hondara, most players would write it off as useless... But but when training Beyd, you want to injure him without knocking him out, so Backhands are a good way to train up his HP and Defense.
26th Feb '17 3:29:14 PM mlsmithca
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* [[spoiler: GenocideBackfire: Myria thought the dragons would be a menace to the world and ordered them killed.]]

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* [[spoiler: GenocideBackfire: Myria [[spoiler:Myria thought the dragons would be a menace to the world and ordered them killed.]]



* OurGodsAreDifferent: There are several beings referred to as gods, or who are otherwise of equal power (Myria and Ladon for the first, Yggdrasil and Deis [[note]] Though the latter name is itself a feminization of "Deus," Latin for "God" [[/note]] for the second; Ryu as the Kaiser may also count). None of them are omniscient or omnipotent, however (and Myria ''thinking'' of herself as such is what drove much of the BackStory).
** [[spoiler: In the ending, Myria herself is found praying.]]
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Garr gets so much praise during the story as the former champion of the contest, who single-handedly defeats groups of three and who can DeathGlare Balio and Sunder [[BringMyBrownPants shitless.]] Yet once he joins you, he's barely above the player in stats/level.
** This may be justified as a case of holding back: When Garr joins the party, he fully intends to [[spoiler: take Ryu to Angel Tower and kill him to wipe out the Brood once and for all]]. He wouldn't really want to show off all his best moves up until that point, lest [[spoiler: Ryu]] be prepared for him. He is ultimately much stronger at that point as well, though [[spoiler: Ryu]] still wipes the floor with him.

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* OurGodsAreDifferent: There are several beings referred to as gods, or who are otherwise of equal power (Myria and Ladon for the first, Yggdrasil and Deis [[note]] Though the latter name is itself a feminization of "Deus," Latin for "God" [[/note]] for the second; Ryu as the Kaiser may also count). None of them are omniscient or omnipotent, however (and Myria ''thinking'' of herself as such is what drove much of the BackStory).
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BackStory). [[spoiler: In the ending, Myria herself is found praying.]]
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Garr gets so much praise during the story as the former champion of the contest, who single-handedly defeats groups of three and who can DeathGlare Balio and Sunder [[BringMyBrownPants shitless.]] Yet once he joins you, he's barely above the player in stats/level.
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stats/level. This may be justified as a case of holding back: When Garr joins the party, he fully intends to [[spoiler: take Ryu to Angel Tower and kill him to wipe out the Brood once and for all]]. He wouldn't really want to show off all his best moves up until that point, lest [[spoiler: Ryu]] be prepared for him. He is ultimately much stronger at that point as well, though [[spoiler: Ryu]] still wipes the floor with him.



** The Dolphin and the Ammonites are a reference to Film/{{Jaws}}.
** One of the late-game weapons is the Heat Shotel, a reference to Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing.

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** The Dolphin and the Ammonites are a reference to Film/{{Jaws}}.
''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
** One of the late-game weapons is the Heat Shotel, a reference to Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing.''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
17th Feb '17 7:32:06 AM DeathVoid
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* TheReptilians: Deis is revealed to actually be one of these rather than SnakePeople, as this game shows her to be capable of {{shapeshifting}}. To be fair, her magical abilities are inhibited in human form in order to keep her confined.
23rd Dec '16 1:52:19 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Did you [[spoiler: fail to compliment Deis the first time you saw her in serpent form?]] No Master for you!



* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: Thanks to the Lava Men who [[ElementalAbsorption give out more experience after being attacked with fire]], Mt. Zublo can become one. However, better come prepared, because [[CurbStompBattle one too many can mean instant death.]]
** Earlier, Tar Men provide a ''lot'' of experience for Ryu if he takes the plea of a previously met NPC Tar Man to "not freeze us" to its logical conclusion.

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* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling:
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Thanks to the Lava Men who [[ElementalAbsorption give out more experience after being attacked with fire]], Mt. Zublo can become one. However, better come prepared, because [[CurbStompBattle one too many can mean instant death.]]
** Earlier, Tar Men provide a ''lot'' of experience for Ryu if he takes the plea of a previously met NPC Tar Man to "not freeze us" to its logical conclusion.conclusion.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: Did you [[spoiler:fail to compliment Deis the first time you saw her in serpent form]]? No Master for you!



* SpaceStation: The VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, the Orbital Station Myria.
** Actually the Station only hovered above a city.
28th Oct '16 10:05:21 PM Ryan914
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* RareCandy: There are a slew of stat boosting items; Life Shard (HP), Magic Shard (AP), Power Food (Power), Protein (Defense), Fish-head (Intelligence), Swallow Eye (Speed), and Moxa (Willpower).
29th Jul '16 10:55:14 PM ExSlacker
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* DevelopersForesight: [[spoiler:The Dragon Elder]] explicitly asks for a beautiful girl for him to continue his exposition. Since changing party members require exiting town and setting up camp (already time-consuming, and that's before you add the time it takes to exit the Elder's chambers), savvy players would just bring up the RequiredPartyMember (Nina and Garr) to the scene beforehand. Bringing Momo instead would result in one of the most hilarious ButThouMust of the game. And THEN adding Rei would also add even more hilarity. There's no other reason for the player to bring Rei and Momo to the Elder, and it merely serves as an EasterEgg.
10th Jul '16 6:57:19 AM Ramidel
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* WeWereYourTeam: In the childhood era, the only thing keeping the group together is Ryu, his search for Rei and Teepo, and Garr's desire to take him to Angel Tower. [[spoiler: After Angel Tower, Ryu is MIA and Rei and Teepo are nowhere to be found. Nina returns to Wyndia, while Momo becomes a consulting engineer and tries to find out more about Peco. Garr, however, chases after Ryu, because their confrontation had left him with more questions than answers.]]
10th Jul '16 6:28:45 AM Ramidel
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* ILetYouWin: Realized by [[spoiler: Garr at Angel Tower. After Ryu, a mere child, defeats him using only a fraction of the Brood's power, he realizes that there is no possible way that the Guardians could have defeated the Brood if they had actually fought back. That leads him to question why they ''didn't'' fight back with their full strength, and why God wanted them destroyed in the first place.]]
9th Jul '16 6:20:59 PM Ramidel
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* CentralTheme: Why does power exist? [[PowerCorrupts Does power corrupt]]? If not, then what should it be used for?
9th Jul '16 6:16:54 PM Ramidel
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* LostForever: Did you [[spoiler: fail to compliment Deis the first time you saw her in serpent form?]] No Master for you!
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