History Videogame / DragonQuestIX

3rd Jan '18 7:06:11 PM wingedcatgirl
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** On a meta note, Nintendo ended support for WFC (Wi-Fi Connection) for all DS and Wii software on May 20th, 2014. A large number of bonus quest flags, the Inn guests, and DQVC exclusive items will now be unobtainable if they have not already been activated/downloaded or retrieved, making true 100% Completion impossible.


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* TemporaryOnlineContent: Nintendo ended support for WFC for all DS and Wii software on May 20th, 2014. A large number of bonus quest flags, the Inn guests, and DQVC exclusive items will now be unobtainable if they have not already been activated/downloaded or retrieved, making true 100% Completion impossible.
9th Sep '17 12:13:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Late in the game, you find a long-lost and heavily disfigured ally ChainedToARock in the deepest, dankest part of a certain prison, repeating a very ugly MadnessMantra to himself. Some players who are properly GenreSavvy realize bad things will happen because of this, but it's perfectly {{justified}} in universe, since this is simply the last and most extreme case in a chain of rescues. Indeed, the Hero is most likely wondering what ''happened'' to him in the first place.

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* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Late in the game, you find a long-lost and heavily disfigured ally ChainedToARock in the deepest, dankest part of a certain prison, repeating a very ugly MadnessMantra to himself. Some players who are properly GenreSavvy realize bad things will happen because of this, but it's perfectly {{justified}} in universe, since this is simply the last and most extreme case in a chain of rescues. Indeed, the Hero is most likely wondering what ''happened'' to him in the first place.
23rd Aug '17 4:35:36 PM FerreTrip
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** ''[[UpToEleven Even the freaking game booklet applies.]]''
9th Jun '17 11:57:06 AM Piterpicher
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* DrawAggro: The Forbearance skill in ''DragonQuestIX'' makes one character take all attacks for the next turn. It's possible to spam this move with one character, letting the other three concentrate on damage, [[TotalPartyKill but it can be interrupted by a Disruptive Wave]]. The Paladin's LimitBreak as the same effect, but lasts several turns and can't be dispelled.

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* DrawAggro: The Forbearance skill in ''DragonQuestIX'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' makes one character take all attacks for the next turn. It's possible to spam this move with one character, letting the other three concentrate on damage, [[TotalPartyKill but it can be interrupted by a Disruptive Wave]]. The Paladin's LimitBreak as the same effect, but lasts several turns and can't be dispelled.
9th Jun '17 11:53:27 AM Piterpicher
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** Using the character creation system, you can make expies of other characters designed by Toriyama. Among them, [[BlueDragon Shu]], [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono, Marle, and Lucca]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Androids #17 and 18, and Gohan]], and [[Anime/DragonBallGT Uub]]... just to name a few. It's also possible to [[http://alkaplantestsite.webs.com/dq9/DQcoplayparty.jpg recreate]] virtually every previous ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' hero. In fact, the game even offers their trademark garbs as some of the more useful equips.

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** Using the character creation system, you can make expies of other characters designed by Toriyama. Among them, [[BlueDragon [[VideoGame/BlueDragon Shu]], [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono, Marle, and Lucca]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Androids #17 and 18, and Gohan]], and [[Anime/DragonBallGT Uub]]... just to name a few. It's also possible to [[http://alkaplantestsite.webs.com/dq9/DQcoplayparty.jpg recreate]] virtually every previous ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' hero. In fact, the game even offers their trademark garbs as some of the more useful equips.
6th Jun '17 1:29:26 PM Tavernier
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Each monster has its own unique death animation, so there are probably a few of these. However, special note must be paid to the Cruelcumber and its family, which are impaled on their own spears, ''through their own heads'', whenever you defeat them.
4th Jun '17 4:01:42 PM Tavernier
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* BonusDungeon: Rather than save them for after the main game, as is conventional, the Grotto system becomes available to you about a third of the way through the game. You can enter in and scour them for loot and experience, but be wary of the {{Bonus Boss}}es.



* BrokenAngel: You and a few others.
** Dovetails with BroughtDownToNormal, though zig-zagged: after falling from the Observatory, your Celestrian character loses their halo and wings, making them ''look'' human, but they retain their Celestrial powers of being able to see ghosts and talk to animals (sort of). At the end of the game, [[spoiler:your character voluntarily gives up these powers to become fully human, in order to fight Corvus.]] In-game, though, Celestrians and humans are not terribly different in terms of ability.

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* BrokenAngel: You Celestrians are meant to enter and a few others.
** Dovetails with BroughtDownToNormal, though zig-zagged: after falling from
exit the Observatory, your Observatory through a special gateway in the foundation of the FloatingContinent. It's possible for them to fall over the edge, but it's a ''long'' way down. Though even Celestrian character loses children are sturdy enough to survive the fall, if they walk away, it'll be [[BroughtDownToNormal without their halo and wings, making them ''look'' human, but they likely even their wings]]. The main character only manages to retain their Celestrial powers of being able his ability to see ghosts and talk to animals (sort of).other "special" folks. At the end of the game, [[spoiler:your character voluntarily gives up these powers to become fully human, in order to fight Corvus.]] In-game, though, Celestrians and humans are not terribly different in terms of ability.



* GratuitousFrench: Coup de grâce for [[LimitBreak Limit Breaks]] and je ne sais quoi for the Luminary class skill. [[PunnyName Co-Op de grâce]] for double-team Limit Breaks.

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* GratuitousFrench: GratuitousFrench:
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Coup de grâce for [[LimitBreak Limit Breaks]] and je ne sais quoi for the Luminary class skill. [[PunnyName Co-Op de grâce]] for double-team Limit Breaks.



** Fleurette (of ''DQ Swords'') peppers her dialogue with French whenever you speak to her.
* GuardianAngel: Deconstructed. The Celestrians have been fulfilling their mission to collect Benevolessence for Yggdrasil by protecting and serving the mortals for thousands of years ([[TimeAbyss if not tens of thousands]]). After hundreds of years of an invisible army essentially guaranteeing world peace, the mortals have grown complacent, and in several places have become {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s, no longer generating Benevolessence. Many of the Celestrians, meanwhile, have been growing resentful and haughty as their lifelong mission to clean up the mortals' messes stretches forever on.



* HaveYouSeenMyGod: After everything goes to pot during Fyggbloom, Apus Major repeatedly tries to raise the Almighty on the prayer hotline... except the Grand Architect is suddenly not answering his calls. [[spoiler:Celestria reveals that Zenus still exists, but she does not know where he is. On top of that, he seems to appear when "Spelly Breath" is used and "speaks" if you use Divination, creating a sort of Gameplay And Story Segregation. The 10 bonus bosses in the grottoes and their extended character description imply (and in some cases, outright state) that ''they'' are Zenus, divided into 10 parts. The other two are a resurrected Greygnarl, and a demon named Tyrannosaurus Wrecks who freed the others to screw over the Supreme Sage.]]

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* HaveYouSeenMyGod: HaveYouSeenMyGod:
** The cataclysm that cast TheHero down from the Observatory also caused a major earthquake that's caused all sorts of trouble. The mortals, having grown complacent after years of peace, are almost constantly on the verge of panic, and their Celestrian guardians, for some reason, are failing to defend them. [[spoiler:After the hero fell, Apus Major sent almost all of the Celestrians down to recover him, but then they started disappearing themselves]].
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After everything goes to pot during Fyggbloom, Apus Major repeatedly tries to raise the Almighty on the prayer hotline... except the Grand Architect is suddenly not answering his calls. [[spoiler:Celestria reveals that Zenus still exists, but she does not know where he is. On top of that, he seems to appear when "Spelly Breath" is used and "speaks" if you use Divination, creating a sort of Gameplay And Story Segregation. The 10 bonus Ten of the grotto bosses in the grottoes and their extended character description imply (and in some cases, or outright state) state that ''they'' are Zenus, divided into 10 parts. The other two are a resurrected Greygnarl, and a demon named Tyrannosaurus Wrecks who freed the others to screw over the Supreme Sage.]]
3rd Jun '17 9:14:38 PM Tavernier
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* MissedHimByThatMuch: TheParagon Celestrian Corvus went missing 300 years ago (but the Celestrians aren't allowed to talk about it). [[spoiler: He's in the bottom-most floor of TheOubliette, which is the basement of GittinghamPalace, which is dead in the center of the territory of the Gittish Empire, which is the wasteland the Observatory is floating over -- Corvus is directly beneath all of them]].

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* MissedHimByThatMuch: TheParagon Celestrian Corvus went missing 300 years ago (but the Celestrians aren't allowed to talk about it). [[spoiler: He's in the bottom-most floor of TheOubliette, which is the basement of GittinghamPalace, Gittingham Palace, which is dead in the center of the territory of the Gittish Empire, which is the wasteland the Observatory is floating over -- Corvus is directly beneath all of them]].as under the Celestrians' noses as he could possibly ''get'']].
3rd Jun '17 9:13:46 PM Tavernier
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* MissedHimByThatMuch: TheParagon Celestrian Corvus went missing 300 years ago (but the Celestrians aren't allowed to talk about it). [[spoiler: He's in the bottom-most floor of TheOubliette, which is the basement of GittinghamPalace, which is dead in the center of the territory of the Gittish Empire, which is the wasteland the Observatory is floating over -- Corvus is directly beneath all of them]].
3rd Jun '17 8:31:50 PM Tavernier
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** If you unlock the topmost floor of the Quester's Rest, you gain access to a library with loads of top-quality Alchemy Recipes. One of the books, however, is "Memoirs of an Alchemist", and the passage the hero reads indicates that there are so many recipes that the author ''gave up'' trying to record them all, so have fun with trial and error!
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