History Videogame / MegamanStarforce

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* TheAbridgedSeries: Based on the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PlantFMEnterprise?feature=watch anime]]. Has 3 episodes and a ''Christmas Special''. Warning: Not particularly pre-teen friendly.



* AdaptationExpansion: Most of the CharactersOfTheWeek and their Wave Change aliens are given significantly expanded characterizations. Hyde and Gori in particular stand out as [[AscendedExtra Ascended Extras]].



** KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear: In the first game, examining Luna's dresser will cause Geo to acknowledge her frog stuffie, but he will abstain from rummaging through it. In the second game, Omega will force him to rummage through it to look for something interesting, which reveals a secret ES. In the third game, Geo happens upon... "[[{{Lolicon}} a little girl's]] [[UnusualEuphemism secret]]". He immediately panics, but he [[CovertPervert can't seem to stop staring]].[[note]]You can also have Geo take a gander at Zack's underwear, though he takes to this [[{{Squick}} even less]].[[/note]]



* ArtifactTitle: The original Japanese gives Mega Man Geo-Omega a unique title in "Shooting Star Rockman" (a [[GratuitousEnglish deliberately English]] translation of ''Ryuusei no Rockman''), but each of the localized versions use "Star Force", which ceases to be accurate after Mega Man [[DiscardAndDraw loses the power]] of the Satellite Admins.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Finalization from ''Star Force 3'' is clearly intended to be a major weapon in Geo's and Mega's arsenal (Black Ace grants Mega Man Auto Lock-On and [[FanNickname Omni-Shoes]], whereas Red Joker grants Status Guard and [[ImmuneToFlinching Super Armor]], and both grant access to powerful folders), but the only way to access the higher levels requires you to deal excessive damage with non-elemental cards, which is only really viable against the last storyline bosses and the handful of {{Bonus Boss}}es, who have the HP to allow for it. Most story bosses are better served by exploiting ElementalRockPaperScissors.



* {{Badass}}: Geo certainly qualifies in the third game. Ace too.
** There's also Solo, [[spoiler:Heartless, who basically kills King and gives him a epic The Reason You Suck Speech while doing it]], and [[spoiler:Kelvin, who fought and held back Meteor G with just Heroic Willpower, ''by himself'']].



* CompositeCharacter / {{Expy}}: While not specifically imitations of the [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Original Generation]], Geo, Omega-Xis, and their supporting cast fill many of the same niches.

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* CompositeCharacter / {{Expy}}: CompositeCharacter: While not specifically imitations of the [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Original Generation]], Geo, Omega-Xis, and their supporting cast fill many of the same niches.



* CompressedAdaptation: The anime ended up cutting out a huge amount of characterization from the games to simplify the main characters; Geo's {{Hikikomori}} status was cut out entirely, Luna's "[[{{Tsundere}} Dere]]" was traded in for a helping of ClingyJealousGirl, [[spoiler:Rey doesn't exist]], and [[spoiler:Orihime's]] motivations and history are discarded entirely, leaving her as a particularly shallow [[spoiler:CardCarryingVillain]].



* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:Luna]] in the third game. [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of]]. See the character sheet for more details.

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* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Luna]] in the third game. [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of]]. See the character sheet for more details.



* DubInducedPlotHole: A few examples, ranging from minor to distracting.
** ArtifactTitle: The original Japanese gives Mega Man Geo-Omega a unique title in "Shooting Star Rockman" (a [[GratuitousEnglish deliberately English]] translation of ''Ryuusei no Rockman''), but each of the localized versions use "Star Force", which ceases to be accurate after Mega Man [[DiscardAndDraw loses the power]] of the Satellite Admins.
** WhatSongWasThisAgain: The finale of Sonia's concert at the end of her scenario in ''Black Ace/Red Joker'' comes complete with Sonia's own song, [[ThemeTuneCameo notably given lyrics]]. However, the song's subject is the eponymous "Shooting Star".[[labelnote:*]]If you must be told this song is about Geo, you should be told with a bullet.[[/labelnote]] To Japanese audiences, this would double as a TitleDrop, but the reference [[ArtifactTitle is generally lost to the western audience]].
** TitleDrop: This reference is the primary loss in the games' localization. References to shooting stars abound, especially in 3; and some of the Murian Hertzes at the end of the 2nd game address Geo as the Warrior of the Fallen Star. Also, there was a MythologyGag in which Geo and Omega exclaim "Let's Rock!" (And later "Let's Blues!"), which you might've missed if you weren't aware of one of the most basic translation issues effecting the original VideoGame/MegaMan games.
** In the second installment, Solo is granted equipment called the "kamikakushi", which is the Japanese name for the phenomenon of being spirited away. He puts it to good use during a museum heist.
** Inverted in the first game, where dub choices reinforce a line or two of dialogue. In ''Ryuusei no Rockman'', Subaru accuses Luna[[labelnote:*]][[DontExplainTheJoke As in, you know, the moon]].[[/labelnote]] of acting like his satellite. In Mega Man Star Force, Geo[[labelnote:*]][[RunningGag As in, you know, the Earth]].[[/labelnote]] makes the same claim, where it has a tad more bite (you satellite, indeed).
** In Black Ace/Red Joker, when Jack is introduced to Geo's class, everyone comments that his name indicates that he isn't from around there. One problem for the English versions: they change any Japanese name to more English-sounding ones, meaning Jack's unchanged name shouldn't sound odd to them.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: A few examples, ranging from minor to distracting.
** ArtifactTitle: The original Japanese gives Mega Man Geo-Omega a unique title in "Shooting Star Rockman" (a [[GratuitousEnglish deliberately English]] translation of ''Ryuusei no Rockman''), but each of the localized versions use "Star Force", which ceases to be accurate after Mega Man [[DiscardAndDraw loses the power]] of the Satellite Admins.
** WhatSongWasThisAgain: The finale of Sonia's concert at the end of her scenario in ''Black Ace/Red Joker'' comes complete with Sonia's own song, [[ThemeTuneCameo notably given lyrics]]. However, the song's subject is the eponymous "Shooting Star".[[labelnote:*]]If you must be told this song is about Geo, you should be told with a bullet.[[/labelnote]] To Japanese audiences, this would double as a TitleDrop, but the reference [[ArtifactTitle is generally lost to the western audience]].
** TitleDrop: This reference is the primary loss in the games' localization. References to shooting stars abound, especially in 3; and some of the Murian Hertzes at the end of the 2nd game address Geo as the Warrior of the Fallen Star. Also, there was a MythologyGag in which Geo and Omega exclaim "Let's Rock!" (And later "Let's Blues!"), which you might've missed if you weren't aware of one of the most basic translation issues effecting the original VideoGame/MegaMan games.
** In the second installment, Solo is granted equipment called the "kamikakushi", which is the Japanese name for the phenomenon of being spirited away. He puts it to good use during a museum heist.
** Inverted in the first game, where dub choices reinforce a line or two of dialogue. In ''Ryuusei no Rockman'', Subaru accuses Luna[[labelnote:*]][[DontExplainTheJoke As in, you know, the moon]].[[/labelnote]] of acting like his satellite. In Mega Man Star Force, Geo[[labelnote:*]][[RunningGag As in, you know, the Earth]].[[/labelnote]] makes the same claim, where it has a tad more bite (you satellite, indeed).
**
In Black Ace/Red Joker, when Jack is introduced to Geo's class, everyone comments that his name indicates that he isn't from around there. One problem for the English versions: they change any Japanese name to more English-sounding ones, meaning Jack's unchanged name shouldn't sound odd to them.



** InconsistentDub: That particular issue is fixed in the anime, although Lyra Note's human name also becomes Sonia ''Sky'' (perhaps because Sonia ''Strumm'' was too much of a PunnyName for the localization's tastes). Other attempts to deal with the conventions of the translation include restoring Ophiuchus Queen's original name (in the game, she refers to herself as "Queen Ophiuca"), and changing Mr. Shepar's name to "''Shepard''". One episode, however, contains an outright mistake - it's not the "Rock Buster", it's the "Mega Buster".



* ElementalPowers: Humans who combine with EM beings generally derive their powers from the four-part ElementalRockPaperScissors system. Some may also adopt secondary ''[[TacticalRockPaperScissors attributes]]'', such as [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[ArmorPiercingAttack breaking]], or some combination thereof. In the second game, you become elemental (and thus subject to this) yourself fairly early on, making bosses you're weak against an absolute pain to fight.
** PlayingWithFire
*** [[ALoadOfBull Taurus Fire]], whose only real fire attack is his [[BreathWeapon Fire Breath]] attack -- until he comes back in later games and reinforces his MegatonPunch with massive spurts of flame.
*** [[CreepyCrows Jack Corvus]]'s flames are of a more [[HellFire deathly sort]]. He manages to pull double duty with this and a GrimReaper motif (complete with SinisterScythe [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Wings]]). [[labelnote:*]]Interestingly, when Mega Man gets Corvus Noise, it turns out the HellFire is physically ''weaker'' than Taurus Noise's flames. On the other hand, the HellFire constantly eats away at the opponent's HP.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[KingOfBeasts Leo Kingdom]]: One of the three Satellite Admins, primarily devoted to doing as much damage as possible by either mauling you or bathing you in [[KillItWithFire as much fire as possible]].
*** [[ThePowerOfTheSun Apollo]] [[BonusBoss Flame]] manipulates streams of fire for both offense and defense; his biggest attack basically drops a newborn star on Mega Man.
** MakingASplash[[labelnote:*]]Which includes [[AnIcePerson Ice People]] as well.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[GiantEnemyCrab Cancer Bubble]], who manages to -- [[InvertedTrope invert]], perhaps? -- the whole [[BrattyHalfPint giant shtick]].
*** [[{{Pegasus}} Pegasus Magic]], one of the three satellite admins. Most of his attacks wield ice, either as something to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice wound you with]] or to [[KillItWithIce freeze you in]].
*** [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti Blizzard]], who will try to crush Mega Man, either beneath the weight of his foot or [[KillItWithIce the weight of his snow]].
*** [[StockNessMonster Plesio Surf]], who will swamp Mega Man with a tidal wave, try to take a bite out of him, or [[BreathWeapon spit]] [[ShockAndAwe lightning]].
*** [[EvilMakeover Diamond Ice]] ([[AwesomeMcCoolname Dia Iceburn]] in Japan), who spends her time either trying to [[HumanPopsicle freeze you solid]], or DropTheHammer - which is easily [[SmallGirlBigGun twice her size]].
*** [[LadyOfWar Queen Virgo]], who takes the water bit and [[KillItWithWater runs with it]]. She also has a [[LightIsNotGood "light"-based]] [[FinishingMove attack]] that plays off her brother's HellFire shtick, which you'll probably notice after a few seconds of [[HolyHandGrenade "Ohmygahpaaiiin"]].
** ShockAndAwe
*** [[PsychoElectro Gemini Spark]], whose attacks are generally designed to [[StandardStatusEffects keep you from moving]] which grants him -- ah, ''[[DualBoss them]]'' -- the opportunity to whale on Mega Man. Beware the RocketPunch.
*** [[TheDragon Hollow]], who has a nasty habit of summoning viri to screw with you while he prepares his [[{{BFG}} Wave Motion]] LightningGun.
*** [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Spade Magnes]] technically borrows more thematically from [[SelectiveMagnetism magnetism]]. His attacks are either bombarding you with rocketry or taking massive swipes out of you. If he hits Mega Man with certain attacks, expect [[SelectiveGravity to be rooted to the floor]].
** GreenThumb
*** [[SnakesAreSexy Queen Ophiuca]] generally fits here more thematically than practically; she has an affinity for [[TheBeastMaster animal control]] (snakes, really) and [[UniversalPoison Poison]]. She does have EyeBeams, though (of the [[Myth/GreekMythology Gorgon]] variety).
*** [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolf Forest]], who primarily attacks with [[WolverineClaws Claw]] [[SwordBeam Beams]] ([[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon !]]), can [[FlunkyBoss sick his pack]] on you, and has been known to TurnRed when the full moon comes out. [[labelnote:*]]Bizarrely, the moon rage bit is dropped when he returns in 3.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon Sky]], the third Satellite Admin. His attacks mix PetalPower with BlowYouAway to [[DeathOfAThousandCuts devastating effect]].
*** Kung-Foo Kid, an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot anthropomorphic martial artist goat]] with skills approaching SuperSpeed and the ability to [[{{Sizeshifter}} treble in size]].
*** Club Strong, a mossy {{Golem}} who can summon [[BlowYouAway tornadoes]] and try and smash you with his [[DropTheHammer big stonking club]].
** NonElemental
*** [[WingedHumanoid Cygnus Wing]], who flits around the field and will try to turn you into a [[FeatherFlechettes feathery pincushion]], use his [[DanceBattler mad ballet skills to smash into you]] ([[ArmorPiercingAttack Dodge - don't shield]]), or will have his [[FlunkyBoss Cygnets]] swarm you.[[labelnote:*]]In the anime, his Dancing Swan attack is powerful enough to generate a tornado.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[MusicalAssassin Harp Note]], who will either try to hurt you with her music, or entrap you in her [[RazorFloss guitar strings]] and THEN hurt you with her music.
*** [[RedMage Libra Balance]], who in addition to trying to smash you ([[RunningGag common problem solving ability, that]]), can try to Kill you with [[KillItWithFire Fire]] or [[KillItWithWater Water]].
*** [[TheRival Rogue]] looks as though he may be drawing on ThePowerOfTheVoid -- he can launch illusory [[RocketPunch punches]] and [[ShockwaveStomp shockwaves]], is wrapped in a barrier that ostensibly is meant to cut him off from all others, and has a personal preference for [[SpamAttack abusing them]]. He also [[InstantExpert picks up a favor]] for [[ILikeSwords swords]], especially [[{{BFG}} big ones]].
*** [[NobleBirdOfPrey Terra Condor]], despite his human component's status as a MagicalNativeAmerican with a deep connection to the land, has no element, not even Wood. If there were a [[BlowYouAway wind]] element, though, he'd be all over that. His thing is spamming [[ActionBomb Missile Birds]], firing FrickinLaserBeams, and just plain charging at you.
*** [[TheDragon General Auriga]], whose most [[SignatureMove notable attack]] is a spiked [[AdvancingWallOfDoom steamroller]]. Another attack is to sic his [[ElementalPowers elementally-aligned]] [[FlunkyBoss soldiers]] on you.
*** [[TheAce Acid Ace]], who favors a [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Ray Gun with a built-in Laser Blade]]. [[SwissArmyWeapon The gun can fire or use a variety of stock elemental attacks]], and Acid Ace also has a FinishingMove where he uses the [[SpeedBlitz jet verniers]] built into his armor to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram you]]; the edges of the verniers also give it a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword attribute]]. Expect him to [[SpamAttack cycle through these quickly]].
*** Dread Joker's basic strategy can be summed up as Hulk Smash -- his attacks include punches, devastating fist swings, attempting to smash you with towers sprouting from the ground (and even from ''midair''), and can also use several Giga Cards: [[MacrossMissileMassacre Destroy Missile]], [[RapidFireFisticuffs MilliKick]], and [[BigBulkyBomb Giga Count Bomb]]. His SignatureMove is to unleash a WaveMotionGun of [[TheCorruption Noise]] that will rip you apart bit by bit.
*** Moon Destroyer, a DanceBattler who can sling RazorWind around with his kicks.
*** The three final bosses: [[DoomsdayDevice Andromeda]], [[PhysicalGod Le Mu]], and [[ScaledUp Crimson Dragon]], though Andromeda at least might call on some elemental attacks.
** [[AllYourPowersCombined Multiple]]: Mega Man himself can wield a variety of weapons that each have [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Elemental Affiliations]], but, unlike Acid Ace above, can [[SuperMode alter his]] [[MultiFormBalance own affiliation]], which will give him not only new powers but will often enhance the powers of like-elemental or like-attribute cards.
*** PlayingWithFire: Fire Leo, Fire Saurian (and all combinations with Saurian), and the Taurus and Corvus Noises.
*** MakingASplash: [[FlyingFirepower Pegasus]] [[KillItWithIce Magic]] and the Cancer and Virgo Noises.
*** ShockAndAwe: Lightning Zerker (and all combinations with Zerker), and the Gemini and Crown Noises.
*** GreenThumb: [[PetalPower Green]] [[RazorWind Dragon]], Wood Ninja (and all combinations with Ninja), and the Ophiuchus and Wolf Noises.
*** NonElemental
*** BlowYouAway: Cygnus Noise
*** ArmorPiercingAttack: Libra Noise
%%*** ImplausibleFencingPowers: The Rogue Tribes, Rogue Noise.
*** AllYourPowersCombined: Any of the combined forms[[labelnote:*]]So, basically, anything that's not Ice Pegasus, Green Dragon, Fire Leo, or a Rogue Form.[[/labelnote]], but ''[[UpToEleven especially]]'' the Tribe King.



* [[FantasyForbiddingFather Fantasy Forbidding Parents]]: Luna's in the first game, who apparently are against any kid having any sort of behaviour outside what they consider acceptable. Trying to get Luna to transfer to another school because they feel Luna's being dragged down by her friends and Echo Elementary, there's also this line they say to Geo and Sonia when they see them together:

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* [[FantasyForbiddingFather Fantasy Forbidding Parents]]: FantasyForbiddingFather: Luna's in the first game, who apparently are against any kid having any sort of behaviour outside what they consider acceptable. Trying to get Luna to transfer to another school because they feel Luna's being dragged down by her friends and Echo Elementary, there's also this line they say to Geo and Sonia when they see them together:



* FiveManBand: Though Geo does all of the work, his inner circle has all the makings of a Five Man Band. When Geo does his work as Mega Man, Luna and Sonia's roles are reversed (since Sonia still has Lyra's powers, and Luna has none of which to speak).
** TheHero: Geo
** TheLancer: Luna
** TheBigGuy: Bud
** TheSmartGuy: Zack
** TheChick: Sonia
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Technically Solo, but he comes and goes as he pleases. Ace is a better fit.]]
*** [[spoiler:Pat also would've fit, and he was certainly hyped into position over the course of the first game, but, [[BrotherChuck Well....]]]]
** Ace clearly had this in mind when he created the Satella Police Commandos. Things perhaps didn't work out so well.
*** TheHero: Ace (Trans-Code: 001) [[spoiler:who [[strike:dies]] [[HeroicSacrifice turns himself]] into [[TheCorruption Noise]]]].
*** TheLancer: Solo (Trans-Code: 002) [[spoiler:who never joins the team to begin with]].
*** TheSmartGuy: Geo (Trans-Code: 003) [[spoiler:[[RuleOfThree who suffers]] one of his famous breakdowns following Ace's HeroicSacrifice.]]
*** TheChick: Sonia (Trans-Code: 004) [[spoiler:who remains the only member not to have something bad to happen to her.]]
*** TheBigGuy: Bud (Trans-Code: 005) [[spoiler:who leaves the team. Ace turns it into a mission.]]
* FiveBadBand
** The [=FMians=] in ''1''
*** The BigBad - Cepheus
*** TheDragon - [[TheStarscream Gemini]]
*** The EvilGenius - Cygnus
*** TheBrute - Taurus
*** The DarkChick - Ophiuca
*** SixthRangerTraitor - Lyra
** The Neo Mu Empire in ''2''
*** The BigBad - Doctor Orihime/[[spoiler:Le Mu]]
*** TheDragon - Hollow
*** The EvilGenius - Dark Phantom
*** TheBrute - Rogue
*** The DarkChick[=/=]SixthRangerTraitor - [[spoiler:Harp Note]]
** Dealer in ''3''
*** BigBad - King/[[spoiler:Crimson Dragon]]
*** TheDragon - Dread Joker
*** The EvilGenius - Queen Virgo
*** TheBrute - Jack Corvus
*** The DarkChick[=/=][[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor]] - Heartless
*** SixthRangerTraitor - [[spoiler:Acid Ace]]



* FoodEnd - In the credits of Star Force 3.
* ForTheEvulz: Virgo and Corvus.

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* FoodEnd - FoodEnd: In the credits of Star Force 3.
* %%* ForTheEvulz: Virgo and Corvus.



* GlobalCurrencyException: Two instances in ''Ace'' and ''Joker'': As they travel the Wave Road, Geo and Omega-Xis will be granted the opportunity to rescue a number of Hertz from battle and to collect Noise Frags, the latter-day equivalent of ''Battle Network'' Bug Frags. King Root, in Hertz Square will accord them a point for every Hertz they save, and will exchange those points for various programs. Later in the game, Geo and Omega find a Noism who will do the same in exchange for the Noise Frags. Neither will accept Zennys.
* [[IncrediblyLamePun Geo]]-[[GeometricMagic metric Magic]]: The second Star Force game seems to have been shooting for this, complete with [[FunctionalMagic Function]] and (small, almost inncouous) [[RitualMagic Ritual]] - an attempt that might've worked if Solo wasn't the only one using it on-screen. Mega Man can do it, too, but it's a lot harder to [[IncrediblyLamePun connect the dots]] when all you're looking at is a [[SymbolDrawingInterface Wave Command Card]].

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* GlobalCurrencyException: Two instances in ''Ace'' and ''Joker'': As they travel the Wave Road, Geo and Omega-Xis will be granted the opportunity to rescue a number of Hertz from battle and to collect Noise Frags, the latter-day equivalent of ''Battle Network'' Bug Frags. King Root, in Hertz Square will accord them a point for every Hertz they save, and will exchange those points for various programs. Later in the game, Geo and Omega find a Noism who will do the same in exchange for the Noise Frags. Neither will accept Zennys.
* [[IncrediblyLamePun Geo]]-[[GeometricMagic metric Magic]]:
GeometricMagic: The second Star Force game seems to have been shooting for this, complete with [[FunctionalMagic Function]] and (small, almost inncouous) [[RitualMagic Ritual]] - an attempt that might've worked if Solo wasn't the only one using it on-screen. Mega Man can do it, too, but it's a lot harder to [[IncrediblyLamePun connect the dots]] when all you're looking at is a [[SymbolDrawingInterface Wave Command Card]].



* GlobalCurrencyException: Two instances in ''Ace'' and ''Joker'': As they travel the Wave Road, Geo and Omega-Xis will be granted the opportunity to rescue a number of Hertz from battle and to collect Noise Frags, the latter-day equivalent of ''Battle Network'' Bug Frags. King Root, in Hertz Square will accord them a point for every Hertz they save, and will exchange those points for various programs. Later in the game, Geo and Omega find a Noism who will do the same in exchange for the Noise Frags. Neither will accept Zennys.



* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual[=/=]SeeThruSpecs: The goggles given to Geo by Aaron Boreal (that belonged to Geo's dad) allow him to see EM waves.
** Well, not at first. The Visualizer only starts seeing EM waves after Omega-Xis crashes into (and from the looks of the animation, bombards with EM radiation) Geo.
*** Actually, the Visualizer could always see EM Waves, although never so clearly. But the Wave Road was still completely invisible until Omega-Xis came.

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual[=/=]SeeThruSpecs: GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: The goggles given to Geo by Aaron Boreal (that belonged to Geo's dad) allow him to see EM waves.
** Well, not at first. The Visualizer only starts seeing EM waves after Omega-Xis crashes into (and from the looks of the animation, bombards with EM radiation) Geo.
*** Actually, the Visualizer could always see EM Waves, although never so clearly. But the Wave Road was still completely invisible until Omega-Xis came.
waves.



* InconsistentDub: That particular issue is fixed in the anime, although Lyra Note's human name also becomes Sonia ''Sky'' (perhaps because Sonia ''Strumm'' was too much of a PunnyName for the localization's tastes). Other attempts to deal with the conventions of the translation include restoring Ophiuchus Queen's original name (in the game, she refers to herself as "Queen Ophiuca"), and changing Mr. Shepar's name to "''Shepard''". One episode, however, contains an outright mistake - it's not the "Rock Buster", it's the "Mega Buster".



* KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear: In the first game, examining Luna's dresser will cause Geo to acknowledge her frog stuffie, but he will abstain from rummaging through it. In the second game, Omega will force him to rummage through it to look for something interesting, which reveals a secret ES. In the third game, Geo happens upon... "[[{{Lolicon}} a little girl's]] [[UnusualEuphemism secret]]". He immediately panics, but he [[CovertPervert can't seem to stop staring]].[[note]]You can also have Geo take a gander at Zack's underwear, though he takes to this [[{{Squick}} even less]].[[/note]]



* MediaAdaptationTropes: The anime does a large number of different things with its take on the source material.
** AdaptationExpansion: Most of the CharactersOfTheWeek and their Wave Change aliens are given significantly expanded characterizations. Hyde and Gori in particular stand out as [[AscendedExtra Ascended Extras]].
** CompressedAdaptation: On the other hand, the anime ended up cutting out a huge amount of characterization from the games to simplify the main characters; Geo's {{Hikikomori}} status was cut out entirely, Luna's "[[{{Tsundere}} Dere]]" was traded in for a helping of ClingyJealousGirl, [[spoiler:Rey doesn't exist]], and [[spoiler:Orihime's]] motivations and history are discarded entirely, leaving her as a particularly shallow [[spoiler:CardCarryingVillain]].
* MegaTwintails: Luna

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* MediaAdaptationTropes: The anime does a large number of different things with its take on the source material.
** AdaptationExpansion: Most of the CharactersOfTheWeek and their Wave Change aliens are given significantly expanded characterizations. Hyde and Gori in particular stand out as [[AscendedExtra Ascended Extras]].
** CompressedAdaptation: On the other hand, the anime ended up cutting out a huge amount of characterization from the games to simplify the main characters; Geo's {{Hikikomori}} status was cut out entirely, Luna's "[[{{Tsundere}} Dere]]" was traded in for a helping of ClingyJealousGirl, [[spoiler:Rey doesn't exist]], and [[spoiler:Orihime's]] motivations and history are discarded entirely, leaving her as a particularly shallow [[spoiler:CardCarryingVillain]].
*
%%* MegaTwintails: Luna



* MundaneUtility: Geo has on occasion used his EM Wave Change technique to accomplish relatively menial tasks, usually during sidequests. For example, early on in the first game he uses it to ''retrieve a propellor from a rooftop.'' A normal kid would've just fetched a ladder.
** Technically: It's the second game, and the rooftop happens to belong to a condo complex (which is probably much bigger than it looks on the map), though you're right--another example is when he uses his powers to get to the upper section of Zack's room, despite the fact that there's a supposedly functioning elevator-step in plain sight.

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* MundaneUtility: Geo has on occasion used his EM Wave Change technique to accomplish relatively menial tasks, usually during sidequests. For example, early on in the first game he uses it to ''retrieve a propellor from a rooftop.'' A normal kid would've just fetched a ladder.
example:
** Technically: It's the second game, and the rooftop happens to belong to a condo complex (which is probably much bigger than it looks on the map), though you're right--another example is when When he uses his powers to get to the upper section of Zack's room, despite the fact that there's a supposedly functioning elevator-step in plain sight.



** Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen there were actually]] [[http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/chipoltle/ryuusei/24.jpg plans to have a Pirate tribe.]] It was probably taken out because having a Ninja Pirate Dinosaur would have been too much awesome for the game to handle.
*** Incidentally, there were also plans for a non-elemental Angel tribe.



* {{Ojou}}: Luna.

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* %%* {{Ojou}}: Luna.



** The differences among the first two installments were largely the nature of your power up. By Linking games, you could trade, create, and share Brother Cards, which would allow other players to access forms outside their own games (Leo and Dragon forms in Pegasus, for example). In the second game, this was much the same, but the most common use was to have a friend with the third Tribe grant it to you so you could become the Tribe King (unless you were using the [[GuideDangIt Wave Command Codes]]). And while "version-exclusive" content (which largely amounts to the Black Ace or Red Joker forms) can't be transferred between Red and Black, Brothers could exchange Noise Data, which allowed for the exceedingly powerful Merge Noise transformations (basically stacking two Noise combinations[[labelnote:*]]The [[UniverseCompendium Battle Black Box]] [[NoExportForYou released in Japan]] listed several suggestions: Wolf X Gemini - for Sword+ and Paralysis Sword; Taurus X Corvus - for Fire+80(!) and HP Bug defense (and the black Taurus Noise is cooler than Corvus X Taurus; Virgo X Cancer, for defenses against Freezing and Bubble status; and Ophiuchus X Wolf, for Wood+, which takes serious advantage of all the BulletSeed type cards.[[/labelnote]]). This fits under NoExportForYou[[labelnote:*]]We missed out on some serious shit.[[/labelnote]], but Purpose Cards could be shared among Real Brothers in the third game, which seriously stacked the bonuses.
** A little more detail on the version-exclusive content of Black and Red: The major form was unique (all the Noise forms were available in both installments, but certain ones were more likely to occur depending on your version), but so were the various Levels of the Meteor Server that could be accessed -- each version had twelve levels to access depending on your level (though you couldn't get to the twelfth without certain [[NoExportForYou Purpose Cards]] and maximum Noise, so it was really more 11 + 1. All together, this made for 24 levels.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: These ones become [[strike:Cyberspace]] Wave Road entities when they transform!

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: These ones become [[strike:Cyberspace]] Wave Road entities when they transform!



** SocializationBonus: The Brother Band actually provided the model for the series' multiplayer systems; by linking with other people via Wi-Fi (which is what the whole series is ''about'') allows you to benefit from more abilities and transformations. In the first game, you could have a total of six Brothers, including both in-game characters and other players. The sequels later changed this to reserve the six Brothers menu for your "Real" Brothers, while also utilizing an independent system for Geo's in-game friends.
** TheTeam: Star Force 3 refined the concept by introducing ''teams'', groups of people working together towards a defined purpose, as a plot point and gameplay mechanic. In-story, Geo would pass from team to team as various struggles came up beyond the scope of his own abilities (not a few of whom were adults, nicely averting AdultsAreUseless), collecting allies throughout the story. As a gameplay mechanic, teams worked hand in hand with part of the Noise Modification Gear called Rezon Cards[[note]]Rezon cards, like Noise Cards, never made it overseas due to licensing issues[[/note]]. By equipping a Rezon Card, Mega Man implicitly became part of the team of EM Humans shown on the card, and he would receive benefits in [[SuperMode Finalized form]] (such as a First Aura or an extra level-up when finalizing), which could then be shared to every single one of your brothers. This could lead to potentially absurd situations such as having ''six extra turns'' in Finalized form.



** Geo and Omega. [[InvertedTrope Despite Omega being blue]], he proves to be the hothead.

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** %%** Geo and Omega. [[InvertedTrope Despite Omega being blue]], he proves to be the hothead.



** Mega is the Red Oni to ''everyone'' (including, notably, Ace's Wizard Acid). Except maybe [[{{Tsundere}} Luna]].
*** Inverted at one point in the anime, when Omega-Xis faces off one-on-one with Taurus, which is a straight play of the trope with Mega calmly analyzing Taurus' fighting "strategy" and explaining how he was bound to lose (Taurus' brute emphasis on power put him at a disadvantage against Mega's speed).
* RelationshipValues[=/=]SocializationBonus: The Brother Band System (developed by [[DisappearedDad Kelvin]], natch) is a system that, on the surface, simply networks various individuals through their terminals. Not so with Mega Man, who derives some of his powers from his Bandmates[[labelnote:*]]Sonia's Band protects him from direct damage with First Barrier and Undershirt, Luna's Band protects him from the negative effects of panels with Float Shoes, and Bud's Band protects him from flinching with Super Armor; by comparison, Zack's and Shin's Bands will allow Geo access to another Mega and Giga Card, respectively.[[/labelnote]]. Geo's own Brother Band grows beefier across the storyline; most players prefer to eschew the in-game Brothers for one another.

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** %%** Mega is the Red Oni to ''everyone'' (including, notably, Ace's Wizard Acid). Except maybe [[{{Tsundere}} Luna]].
*** ** Inverted at one point in the anime, when Omega-Xis faces off one-on-one with Taurus, which is a straight play of the trope with Mega calmly analyzing Taurus' fighting "strategy" and explaining how he was bound to lose (Taurus' brute emphasis on power put him at a disadvantage against Mega's speed).
* RelationshipValues[=/=]SocializationBonus: RelationshipValues: The Brother Band System (developed by [[DisappearedDad Kelvin]], natch) is a system that, on the surface, simply networks various individuals through their terminals. Not so with Mega Man, who derives some of his powers from his Bandmates[[labelnote:*]]Sonia's Band protects him from direct damage with First Barrier and Undershirt, Luna's Band protects him from the negative effects of panels with Float Shoes, and Bud's Band protects him from flinching with Super Armor; by comparison, Zack's and Shin's Bands will allow Geo access to another Mega and Giga Card, respectively.[[/labelnote]]. Geo's own Brother Band grows beefier across the storyline; most players prefer to eschew the in-game Brothers for one another.



* [[spoiler: TheReveal]]: In the first game, [[spoiler:Omega-Xis is actually a survivor of the destroyed Planet AM.]] In the anime, [[spoiler:the Sages have to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Reveal This to Him]]]].
* [[spoiler: ReverseMole]]: [[spoiler:Heartless.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheReveal]]: TheReveal: In the first game, [[spoiler:Omega-Xis is actually a survivor of the destroyed Planet AM.]] In the anime, [[spoiler:the Sages have to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Reveal This to Him]]]].
* [[spoiler: ReverseMole]]: [[spoiler:Heartless.]]%%* ReverseMole: Heartless



* TheTeam: Star Force 3 refined the concept by introducing ''teams'', groups of people working together towards a defined purpose, as a plot point and gameplay mechanic. In-story, Geo would pass from team to team as various struggles came up beyond the scope of his own abilities (not a few of whom were adults, nicely averting AdultsAreUseless), collecting allies throughout the story. As a gameplay mechanic, teams worked hand in hand with part of the Noise Modification Gear called Rezon Cards[[note]]Rezon cards, like Noise Cards, never made it overseas due to licensing issues[[/note]]. By equipping a Rezon Card, Mega Man implicitly became part of the team of EM Humans shown on the card, and he would receive benefits in [[SuperMode Finalized form]] (such as a First Aura or an extra level-up when finalizing), which could then be shared to every single one of your brothers. This could lead to potentially absurd situations such as having ''six extra turns'' in Finalized form.



* TheCorruption: Noise, which Legendary Master Shin describes as an unfortunate by-product of the age's powerful HardLight technology. That said, Noise doesn't actually carry a moral component or implications -- it simply induces WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, and can be controlled with the right technology or power.

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* TheCorruption: Noise, which Legendary Master Shin describes as an unfortunate by-product TitleDrop: In the original Japanese version at least. References to shooting stars abound, especially in 3; and some of the age's powerful HardLight technology. That said, Noise doesn't actually carry Murian Hertzes at the end of the 2nd game address Geo as the Warrior of the Fallen Star. Also, there was a moral component or implications -- it simply induces WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, MythologyGag in which Geo and can be controlled with Omega exclaim "Let's Rock!" (And later "Let's Blues!"), which you might've missed if you weren't aware of one of the right technology or power.most basic translation issues effecting the original VideoGame/MegaMan games.



* TouchedByVorlons

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* %%* TouchedByVorlons



* {{Tsundere}}: Luna.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:How in the blue hell did Ace go from "dead via HeroicSacrifice" to "perfectly healthy in the hospital during the end credits"?]]
** [[WildMassGuessing WMG]] states that [[spoiler:he was revived the same way as Luna]], but since WMG is a garden of EpilepticTrees, it doesn't help.
** [[http://megaman.wikia.com/Main/A.C._Eos The Other Wiki]] states that the [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Star Force Official Complete Works]] has something to say about this. [[labelnote:Click here for more info.]]Yamashita, leader of the scenario team, implies that the image might be a representation of someone's desperate wish, and that Ace may not have survived at all, and they left it for the player to decide. However, there is strong evidence in favor of his survival, since his brotherband was not cut from Geo (brotherbands will exist until one of the people dies).[[/labelnote]] Capcom, why?

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* %%* {{Tsundere}}: Luna.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:How in the blue hell did Ace go went from "dead via HeroicSacrifice" to "perfectly healthy in the hospital during the end credits"?]]
** [[WildMassGuessing WMG]] states that [[spoiler:he was revived the same way as Luna]], but since WMG is a garden of EpilepticTrees, it doesn't help.
** [[http://megaman.wikia.com/Main/A.C._Eos The Other Wiki]] states that the [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Star Force Official Complete Works]] has something to say about this. [[labelnote:Click here for more info.]]Yamashita, leader of the scenario team, implies that the image might be a representation of someone's desperate wish, and that Ace may not have survived at all, and they left it for the player to decide. However, there is strong evidence in favor of his survival, since his brotherband was not cut from Geo (brotherbands will exist until one of the people dies).[[/labelnote]] Capcom, why?
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* UnrealisticBlackHole: [=AMAKEN's=] Science Museum contains a machine that actually ''generates'' a small black hole. At one point, Mega Man needs to repair it so he can draw together the fragments of the Wave Road and proceed.[[labelnote:Meta Discussion]]While only little attention is paid to it in-game, the generator ''may'' be a successful offshoot of modern, real world research manifest in equipment like the Large Hadron Collider; also, the world of Battle Network had technology vastly superior to our own, and Star Force has 200 years of technological leap on ''that''. The point of the research is to study the nature of gravity by creating small black holes, and its existence actually ''maintains'' the Wave Road by drawing light together, possibly by creating black holes that may manageably collapse in on themselves. Perhaps they might've been more accurate by sloping the Wave Road, but we digress.[[/labelnote]]

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* UnrealisticBlackHole: UnrealisticBlackHole:
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[=AMAKEN's=] Science Museum contains a machine that actually ''generates'' a small black hole. At one point, Mega Man needs to repair it so he can draw together the fragments of the Wave Road and proceed.[[labelnote:Meta Discussion]]While only little attention is paid to it in-game, the generator ''may'' be a successful offshoot of modern, real world research manifest in equipment like the Large Hadron Collider; also, the world of Battle Network had technology vastly superior to our own, and Star Force has 200 years of technological leap on ''that''. The point of the research is to study the nature of gravity by creating small black holes, and its existence actually ''maintains'' the Wave Road by drawing light together, possibly by creating black holes that may manageably collapse in on themselves. Perhaps they might've been more accurate by sloping the Wave Road, but we digress.[[/labelnote]]


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* WhatSongWasThisAgain: The finale of Sonia's concert at the end of her scenario in ''Black Ace/Red Joker'' comes complete with Sonia's own song, [[ThemeTuneCameo notably given lyrics]]. However, the song's subject is the eponymous "Shooting Star", Geo. To Japanese audiences, this would double as a TitleDrop, but the reference [[ArtifactTitle is generally lost to the western audience]].
17th Sep '16 8:46:39 AM Eagal
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish

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* AliensSpeakingEnglishAliensSpeakingEnglish: FM-ians are totally foreign to Earth but can communicate with humans perfectly.



* AlternateUniverse[=/=]{{Elseworlds}}: As ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' was this to [[VideoGame/MegaMan the Classic series]], most fans speculate that, between the several centuries since the end of its predecessor, the suddenly far more animalistic bosses, and the DarkerAndEdgier writing, Star Force seems to be the alternate form of VideoGame/MegaManX or maybe even VideoGame/MegaManZero.
** If the name Omega-Xis (in place of Warrock) is any indication, that was the intent of the localization. Which would mean that, had the Alternate Universe continued, we would have gotten an even Darker counterpart to VideoGame/MegaManZero and perhaps even a counterpart to VideoGame/MegaManLegends and VideoGame/MegaManZX.
** ''2'' also has the Trans Dimension, which is a [[AfterTheEnd horrifying]] picture of what would happen if [[DownerEnding you couldn't defeat the final boss.]]

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* AlternateUniverse[=/=]{{Elseworlds}}: As ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' was this to [[VideoGame/MegaMan the Classic series]], most fans speculate that, between the several centuries since the end of its predecessor, the suddenly far more animalistic bosses, and the DarkerAndEdgier writing, Star Force seems to be the alternate form of VideoGame/MegaManX or maybe even VideoGame/MegaManZero.
** If the name Omega-Xis (in place of Warrock) is any indication, that was the intent of the localization. Which would mean that, had the Alternate Universe continued, we would have gotten an even Darker counterpart to VideoGame/MegaManZero and perhaps even a counterpart to VideoGame/MegaManLegends and VideoGame/MegaManZX.
**
AlternateUniverse: ''2'' also has the Trans Dimension, which is a [[AfterTheEnd horrifying]] picture of what would happen if [[DownerEnding you couldn't defeat the final boss.]]
17th Sep '16 8:45:19 AM Eagal
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Despite being the sequel series to one of the more popular ''Mega Man'' franchises, ''Star Force'' saw a quick decline in popularity after its creation, and is often singled out for abuse by fans for ruining the ''Mega Man'' franchise. One way or the other, the series saw declining sales, and seems to have had its storyline resolved in ''Star Force 3''--the only Mega Man franchise besides ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' and ''Battle Network'' to finish its plotline.
24th Aug '16 12:38:43 AM HyperEmerson
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* ActionizedSequel: When compared to the ''Battle Network'' games. Movement is restricted to sidestepping and blocking and you can lock on and FlashStep towards the enemies.



* MercyInvincibility: As per usual, certain attacks can pierce this state. Then there's the Noise meter mechanics in the third game. Getting over 100% Noise disables mercy invincibility on both sides, increasing danger but letting you go loose on boss enemies.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: ''Moving Scene/Rise as a Hero'' plays whenever Geo and friends are being heroic. The third game also has ''Go, Satella Police!'' when the namesake policemen are involved.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Heartless, Jack, and Tia. Way to go King....]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Heartless, Jack, and Tia. Even Joker, as noted by Heartless, only served Dealer for his own reasons rather than out of loyalty. Way to go King....King...]]
11th Jun '16 6:15:15 PM nombretomado
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* StarCrossedLovers: [[{{Tanabata}} Vega and Altair]].

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* StarCrossedLovers: [[{{Tanabata}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Tanabata}} Vega and Altair]].



* {{Tanabata}}: While the kids do not go to the festival, the [[BigBad main villain]] of the second game and her boyfriend is based on this.
27th May '16 11:55:08 AM NativeJovian
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*** ImplausibleFencingPowers: The Rogue Tribes, Rogue Noise.

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*** %%*** ImplausibleFencingPowers: The Rogue Tribes, Rogue Noise.
23rd May '16 10:28:38 AM tropower
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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler:When Geo discovers Sonia has undergone a sudden FaceHeelTurn late in the second game, he's understandably stunned and heartbroken. Upon learning this, Luna insists that Sonia did so in order to keep him from hurting himself and gets so upset ''at Geo'' that she nearly starts crying. The game kind of glosses over the fact that Sonia's decision would only make sense if she suddenly lost faith in Geo; which got swept under the rug so that Geo can be wholly blamed instead. [[NotWhatISignedFor This, of course, backfires on Sonia]]]].

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler:When Geo discovers Sonia has undergone a sudden FaceHeelTurn late in the second game, he's understandably stunned and heartbroken. Upon learning this, Luna insists that Sonia did so in order to keep him from hurting himself and gets so upset ''at Geo'' that she nearly starts crying. The game kind of glosses over the fact that Sonia's decision would only make sense if she suddenly lost faith in Geo; which got swept under the rug so that Geo can be wholly blamed instead. [[NotWhatISignedFor [[NotWhatISignedOnFor This, of course, backfires on Sonia]]]].
21st May '16 12:51:06 PM erforce
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** The ''Ghost Crisis'' movie's (''Star Force 2'') hero is the [[{{Film.Ghostbusters}} Ghost Duster]]. Pulls double-duty as a Shout Out to LuigisMansion, given that he's carting a vacuum cleaner around.

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** The ''Ghost Crisis'' movie's (''Star Force 2'') hero is the [[{{Film.Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghost Duster]]. Pulls double-duty as a Shout Out to LuigisMansion, given that he's carting a vacuum cleaner around.
8th May '16 9:22:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The Final Boss of ''Star Force 2'' is continuously spawning energy and forming it with its will into even solid objects. [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Like drills]].

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** The Final Boss of ''Star Force 2'' is continuously spawning energy and forming it with its will into even solid objects. [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Like drills]].
27th Apr '16 8:38:22 AM buckmana
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* HatesMySecretIdentity: Luna the ClassRepresentative treats Geo like dirt, while admiring his alter ego Mega Man, especially after he saves her from an enemy attack.
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