History Videogame / FinalFantasyXII

19th Mar '18 10:06:38 AM nombretomado
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* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler:Judge Drace]], who gets ''maybe'' ten minutes of screen-time [[spoiler:before getting killed by Gabranth so he could continue to protect Larsa]]. Granted, all ten of those minutes are ''raw awesome'', but it's kind of {{egregious}} considering she's [[spoiler: the only major female character outside of the main party]].

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* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler:Judge Drace]], who gets ''maybe'' ten minutes of screen-time [[spoiler:before getting killed by Gabranth so he could continue to protect Larsa]]. Granted, all ten of those minutes are ''raw awesome'', but it's kind of {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} considering she's [[spoiler: the only major female character outside of the main party]].
13th Mar '18 9:43:13 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on ''Franchise/StarWars''. Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe, are direct parallels to Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and the Judges, particularly Gabranth, collectively stand in for Darth Vader. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, Balthier and Fran as outlaws who aid the group on promise of money, and an ally of theirs (Lando / [[spoiler:Vossler]]) pretending to help them only to betraying them to the Empire. Basically, think of how the original trilogy might go if Luke was just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son, and ''Final Fantasy XII'' is how things might play out.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on ''Franchise/StarWars''. Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe, are direct parallels to Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and Palpatine, the Judges, Judge Magisters, particularly Gabranth, collectively stand in for Darth Vader. Vader, and Ba'gamnan is Boba Fett as a bounty hunter tracking the heroic outlaw. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, Balthier and Fran as outlaws who aid the group on promise of money, and an ally of theirs (Lando / [[spoiler:Vossler]]) pretending to help them only to betraying betray them to the Empire. Basically, think of how the original trilogy might go if Luke was just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son, and ''Final Fantasy XII'' is how things might play out. Even the locations provide parallels; the Sandsea with the Urutan-Yensa are Tatooine and the Tusken Raiders, Bhujerba is Cloud City as a flying city that is politically neutral, etc.
13th Mar '18 9:40:24 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on the ''Franchise/StarWars''. Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe, are direct parallels to Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and the Judges, particularly Gabranth, collectively stand in for Darth Vader. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, Balthier and Fran as outlaws who aid the group on promise of money, and an ally of theirs (Lando / [[spoiler:Vossler]]) pretending to help them only to betraying them to the Empire. Basically, think of how the original trilogy might go if Luke was just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son, and ''Final Fantasy XII'' is how things might play out.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on the ''Franchise/StarWars''. Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe, are direct parallels to Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and the Judges, particularly Gabranth, collectively stand in for Darth Vader. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, Balthier and Fran as outlaws who aid the group on promise of money, and an ally of theirs (Lando / [[spoiler:Vossler]]) pretending to help them only to betraying them to the Empire. Basically, think of how the original trilogy might go if Luke was just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son, and ''Final Fantasy XII'' is how things might play out.
13th Mar '18 9:38:35 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on ''Franchise/StarWars'', with Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe paralleling Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and Gabranth as Darth Vader. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, and Balthier and Fran only aiding the group in return for money while Balthier and Ashe have ShipTease. The Urutan-Yensa/Nam-Yensa are the Tusken Raiders. Basically, it's the original trilogy where Luke is just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: In many respects, the game is very much a fantasy-themed take on ''Franchise/StarWars'', with the ''Franchise/StarWars''. Vaan, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and Ashe paralleling Ashe, are direct parallels to Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan, and Leia, while of course the Archadians provide TheEmpire with Vayne as Palpatine and Gabranth as the Judges, particularly Gabranth, collectively stand in for Darth Vader. The story parallels include Ashe being a leader of the resistance who is captured and rescued aboard an airship, Basch being a once-famed knight now presumed dead, and Balthier and Fran only aiding as outlaws who aid the group in return for money while Balthier on promise of money, and Ashe have ShipTease. The Urutan-Yensa/Nam-Yensa are an ally of theirs (Lando / [[spoiler:Vossler]]) pretending to help them only to betraying them to the Tusken Raiders. Empire. Basically, it's think of how the original trilogy where might go if Luke is was just a FarmBoy instead of Darth Vader's son.son, and ''Final Fantasy XII'' is how things might play out.
12th Mar '18 2:40:21 AM Aerro
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* PyrrhicVillainy: Come the end of the game [[spoiler:Venat accomplishes every one of her implied or stated goals, despite her plan ending with herself, Vayne, and Cid dead, Archadia in ruins militarily and its government in the hands of a literal child, and with the rest of the Occuria still very much alive, but now ostensibly powerless]]. Seeing as how most of this actually ''benefits'' the heroes, they are all reasonably okay with it.
4th Mar '18 6:30:02 AM BlackSwan81
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Quite a few.
** Necrohol (city of the dead) of Nabudis, Nabreus Deadlands, Mosphoran Highwaste...
*** And individual sections within these regions have their own ominous names of doom. A sampling: Subterra: Abyssal (Pharos at Ridorana), The Lost Way (Tchita Uplands), and, best of all for creepiness, a hidden and unmapped area called The Fog Mutters (Nabreus Deadlands).
4th Mar '18 6:21:12 AM BlackSwan81
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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Sanskrit. The Bhujerbans use it often. Bhadra is essentially the Sanskrit version of Sir/Madam. Parijanah means "guide". Madhu means "honey". And there are various other examples too.

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Sanskrit. The Bhujerbans use it often. Bhadra is essentially the Sanskrit version of Sir/Madam. Parijanah means "guide". Madhu means "honey". And there are various other examples too.too, such as the many rooms of the Great Crystal.
26th Feb '18 9:20:23 PM Steven
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* CameraScrew: The Zodiac version of the game lets you control Espers like a playable character. Unfortunately, the camera does not adjust for an Esper's massive size and is stuck on the default camera settings used for the normal sized human characters. Have fun trying to see what's around you with a giant god of destruction blocking most of the screen!
25th Feb '18 1:58:51 PM nombretomado
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* MoneyForNothing: A standard trek through a dungeon or new area will get you plenty of loot to sell once you get to your next shop, and in the late game stronger enemies can drop loot items worth over a thousand gil each; a trip through a dungeon or area casually farming enemies will net you tens of thousands of gil in goods, while new equipment and the like will cost maybe a couple thousand each. In the end game all the best equipment isn't found in shops anyway, so the only thing you'll need to buy is restock of healing provisions, which are cheap in comparison to the money you're making dungeon trekking. The ''Zodiac'' version and its subequent PS4 remaster counter this with higher prices on most everything, but that only delays this trope kicking in. See also the next trope.

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* MoneyForNothing: A standard trek through a dungeon or new area will get you plenty of loot to sell once you get to your next shop, and in the late game stronger enemies can drop loot items worth over a thousand gil each; a trip through a dungeon or area casually farming enemies will net you tens of thousands of gil in goods, while new equipment and the like will cost maybe a couple thousand each. In the end game all the best equipment isn't found in shops anyway, so the only thing you'll need to buy is restock of healing provisions, which are cheap in comparison to the money you're making dungeon trekking. The ''Zodiac'' version and its subequent PS4 [=PS4=] remaster counter this with higher prices on most everything, but that only delays this trope kicking in. See also the next trope.
21st Feb '18 4:42:52 AM AirofMystery
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* HongKongDub: The English dub often suffers from fitting the characters' mouth movements while simultaneously preserving the pastiche-Shakespeare tone of the story. The voice actors tend to either ignore the characters' mouth movements entirely, resulting in this trope, or [[LipLock following the movements no matter how absurd it ends up sounding]]. "Notthetypetotakebaserevenge", anyone?
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