History Videogame / RadiataStories

23rd May '17 3:05:13 PM PF
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* {{Gonk}}:
** Joaquel, a member of Void, is huge and hideous and disfigured.
** Anastasia looks like a pig in too much finery.



* {{Golem}}: Melissa Mark II. and presumably Sebastian as well.
* {{Gonk}}:
** Joaquel, a member of Void, is huge and hideous and disfigured.
** Anastasia looks like a pig in too much finery.



* {{Guyliner}}:
** While it is uncertain whether Zane is wearing makeup or if that's just how he naturally looks, the fact that he is the only light elf who has green eyelids and green nails suggests the former.
** He could potentially also qualify for ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow.
* {{Golem}}: Melissa Mark II. and presumably Sebastian as well.

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* {{Guyliner}}:
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{{Guyliner}}: While it is uncertain whether Zane is wearing makeup or if that's just how he naturally looks, the fact that he is the only light elf who has green eyelids and green nails suggests the former.
** He could potentially also qualify for ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow.
* {{Golem}}: Melissa Mark II. and presumably Sebastian as well.
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23rd May '17 2:01:06 PM PF
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* CoordinatedClothes: Adina and Elena, also when the ColorContrast trope is additionally applied, Nogueira and Zane as Nogueira dons a red robe and Zane a blue one.

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* CoordinatedClothes: Adina and Elena, also Elena. Also when the ColorContrast trope is additionally applied, Nogueira and Zane count as Nogueira dons a red robe and Zane a blue one.



* EvilPlan: As with BigBad, this trope is also averted as there is no one villain's plot that encompasses the whole game. It's more all the BB candidates {{plan}}s clashing until only one left is to finish their own.

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* EvilPlan: As with BigBad, this trope is also averted as there is no one villain's plot that encompasses the whole game. It's more all the BB candidates {{plan}}s clashing until only one left is to finish their own.
22nd May '17 11:50:38 AM PF
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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Her priest robes might give it away, but one will probably not realize Vitas is a girl if crossing her path at night.



* {{Bifauxnen}}: Her priest robes might give it away, but one will probably not realize Vitas is a girl if crossing her path at night.
22nd May '17 11:14:50 AM PF
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* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Fortunately for Jack, the "kill everything" approach is born out as correct more often than not. Unfortunately for everyone else, the same approach is incorrect in two very big ways: [[spoiler: Carin killing the Water Dragon in the prologue and Cross slaughtering the dwarves just before the split.]]

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* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Fortunately for Jack, the "kill everything" approach is born out as correct more often than not. Unfortunately for everyone else, the same approach is incorrect in two very big ways: [[spoiler: Carin Cairn killing the Water Dragon in the prologue and Cross slaughtering the dwarves just before the split.]]
22nd May '17 9:25:10 AM theknack101
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the non-human path, [[spoiler:your final battle against Elwen can be won (though winning isn't mandatory) but the fight a little later against Cross is unwinnable. Yet the last fight against Cross near the end of the game is much easier to win than fighting Elwen, and this time he has soldiers backing him up. The only real justification one could make is Jack fights Elwen right at the entrance to the volcano while hes fresh, but fights Cross after having to fight his way through monsters and red orcs.]]
22nd May '17 9:15:49 AM theknack101
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* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia: Played straight yet also averted. Averted in that Jack will always have whatever armor he is wearing on in cutscenes. Played straight with your weapon though. No matter what weapon you are using, even if it isn't a one handed sword, Jack will always pull out the first one handed sword he starts with, except [[spoiler:right before the final boss of the non-human path where he pulls out the Arbitrator instead.]]
11th May '17 7:23:24 AM PF
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* DrivenToSuicide: In the nonhuman path, [[spoiler:as the final dungeon starts to collapse with the death of Aphelion, Ganz silently shakes his head at Jack and turns around to stay with his father's corpse, forcing Jack and Ridley to leave him behind to die.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: In the nonhuman non-human path, [[spoiler:as the final dungeon starts to collapse with the death of Aphelion, Ganz silently shakes his head at Jack and turns around to stay with his father's corpse, forcing Jack and Ridley to leave him behind to die.]]
11th May '17 7:19:54 AM PF
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* AdultFear: Rynka has a reason to worry when her son Cody wanders off and even more so when [[spoiler:she thinks that Ganz has kidnapped him.]] Jasne is also worrisome when his only daughter is about to leave on her first mission. The fact that [[spoiler: she comes home severely injured from one of them]] gives him even more reason to worry, especially when [[spoiler: she runs away.]]

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* AdultFear: Rynka has a reason to worry when her son Cody wanders off and even more so when [[spoiler:she thinks that Ganz has kidnapped him.]] AdultFear:
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Jasne is also worrisome when his only daughter is about to leave on her first mission. The fact that [[spoiler: she comes home severely injured from one of them]] gives him even more reason to worry, especially when [[spoiler: she runs away.]]]]
** Rynka has a reason to worry when her son Cody wanders off and even more so when [[spoiler:she thinks that Ganz has kidnapped him.]]



* AncestralWeapon: The Arbitrator, a powerful sword that Jack's father, Cairn, possessed, was passed down to him by his sister, Adele.



* AncestralWeapon: The Arbitrator, a powerful sword that Jack's father, Cairn, possessed, was passed down to him by his sister, Adele.



** [[spoiler: Ultimately they are both to blame. While the humans were doing little things to push the world towards the Change Over, it was the Elves who push it over the edge with their Transpiritation Ritual; If you scour Castle Algandars with Mikey in the nonhuman path, you learn that the original onset of the plague was caused by an ancient Light Elf king who mated with a human woman, impregnating her with the first dark elf and then later by Lord Nougeria performing the transpiritation to save Ridley from a Blood Orc. Then again, that blood orc wouldn't have attacked the Forest Metropolis if Cross hadn't sent it.]]



** Anastasia, Dwight and Lord Cross are all arrogant, greedy, and have questionable morals, though it's hard to call them outright "evil".

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** Anastasia, Dwight Dwight, and Lord Cross are all arrogant, greedy, and have questionable morals, though it's hard to call them outright "evil".



** A probably unintentional one: the assassin Lily is also known as "Vice," or the White Princess. The German word meaning "white?" Weiss. Now if you were Japanese, and trying to translate that to German, how would you spell it?
** Furthermore, it can be said that Genius' last name is a misspelling of the Japanese translation. The official English translation of his last name is "Weissheit" (with two s's) meaning "whiteness" in German. However, if you take out just one of the s's to spell "Weisheit", it means "wisdom". Having made that distinction, it is very possible that his last name was meant to be spelled with only one s but the translators messed it up.
* {{Bishonen}}: Felix, Franklin, Lucian, and Gil, to name a few. ''Especially'' Felix.

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** A probably unintentional one: the The assassin Lily is also known as "Vice," or the White Princess. The German word meaning "white?" Weiss. Now if you were Japanese, and trying to translate that to German, how would you spell it?
** Furthermore, it can be said that Genius' last name is a misspelling of the Japanese translation. The official English translation of his last name is "Weissheit" (with two s's) meaning "whiteness" in German. However, if you take out just one of the s's to spell "Weisheit", it means "wisdom". Having made that distinction, it is very possible that his last name was meant to be spelled with only one s but the translators messed it up.\n
* {{Bishonen}}: Felix, Franklin, Lucian, and Gil, to name a few. ''Especially'' Felix.



* CorruptChurch: The New Faction of the Olacion Order has decided to dedicate themselves to making money instead of helping people. Oddly enough, several members are basically decent - if snobby - individuals personally loyal to their JerkAss boss, Anastasia Ryan.



* CorruptChurch: The New Faction of the Olacion Order has decided to dedicate themselves to making money instead of helping people. Oddly enough, several members are basically decent - if snobby - individuals personally loyal to their {{jerkass}} boss, Anastasia Ryan.



* DyingDeclarationOfHate: [[spoiler: Dynas to Cross after Cross impales him for threatening to report him to Larks]] on the non-human path.

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* DyingDeclarationOfHate: [[spoiler: Dynas to Cross after Cross impales him for threatening to report him to Larks]] on the non-human path.path:



* FakeDifficulty: Several stats have been tweaked to force the player to keep recruiting. For example:
** LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Inverted. There is ''no'' magic stat, so, except for healers, all spellcasters go obsolete as time goes on, as opposed to melee types who don't experience (as much) change in usefulness over time. Jack's stats are atrocious when compared to some of the other characters, with the exception of [[BornLucky luck]].

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* FakeDifficulty: Several stats have been tweaked to force the player to keep recruiting. For example:
** LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Inverted. There
example, there is ''no'' magic stat, so, except for healers, all spellcasters go obsolete as time goes on, as opposed to melee types who don't experience (as much) change in usefulness over time. Jack's stats are atrocious when compared to some of the other characters, with the exception of [[BornLucky luck]].



* FunnyAfro: Pinky. 'Nuff said.

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* FunnyAfro: Pinky. 'Nuff said.Pinky has one.



* GenderBlenderName: Arnold even though this is merely an alias. Similarly could be said with Ridley. She certainly had Jack fooled.

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* GenderBlenderName: Arnold even though this is merely an alias. Similarly could be said with Ridley. She certainly had Jack fooled. fooled:



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: To get the leaders of the warrior, mage, and priest guild, you have to recruit everyone in the guild, then talk to (and fight in the case of the former 2) the leader of the guild. For the thieves guild, you have to recruit the other three leaders, then do a short quest that ends with fighting the thieves guild leader. Recruiting everyone else in the guild is optional.



* [[OurElvesAreDifferent Our Elves/]][[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins/]][[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs/]][[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwarves/]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons Are Different]]: Universally united in their [[spoiler:hatred of humans, to the point of declaring war for the sole purpose of exterminating them]]. Furthermore, dark elves are, technically, ''half''-elves, while the light elves are portrayed more closely to the standard faerie.



* OurElvesAreDifferent: Universally united in their [[spoiler:hatred of humans, to the point of declaring war for the sole purpose of exterminating them]]. Furthermore, dark elves are, technically, ''half''-elves, while the light elves are portrayed more closely to the standard faerie.



* TakeItToTheBridge: In the nonhuman route, the final encounter with [[spoiler:Elwen]] occurs on a bridge. Though the actual fight screen takes place on a wide battlefield as normal.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: To get the leaders of the warrior, mage, and priest guild, you have to recruit everyone in the guild, then talk to (and fight in the case of the former 2) the leader of the guild. For the thieves guild, you have to recruit the other three leaders, then do a short quest that ends with fighting the thieves guild leader. Recruiting everyone else in the guild is optional.

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* TakeItToTheBridge: In the nonhuman non-human route, the final encounter with [[spoiler:Elwen]] occurs on a bridge. Though the actual fight screen takes place on a wide battlefield as normal.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: To get the leaders of the warrior, mage, and priest guild, you have to recruit everyone in the guild, then talk to (and fight in the case of the former 2) the leader of the guild. For the thieves guild, you have to recruit the other three leaders, then do a short quest that ends with fighting the thieves guild leader. Recruiting everyone else in the guild is optional.
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* TranquilFury: Gerald often does this.
** When Jarvis gets stinking drunk at Carl's pub in the middle of the day, and in the presence of Jack and Daniel, Gerald happens to walk into the pub, smiles as he greets the two before dragging the very nervous sergeant out onto the street. You are left to guess what happens next.
** Gerald appears to be calm when he gets up and leaves his office when Jack delivers a letter to him, [[spoiler:which turns out to be a challenge to a fist-fight by Nocturne]].



* TranquilFury: Gerald often does this:
** When Jarvis gets stinking drunk at Carl's pub in the middle of the day, and in the presence of Jack and Daniel, Gerald happens to walk into the pub, smiles as he greets the two before dragging the very nervous sergeant out onto the street. You are left to guess what happens next.
** Gerald appears to be calm when he gets up and leaves his office when Jack delivers a letter to him, [[spoiler:which turns out to be a challenge to a fist-fight by Nocturne]].



* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Fortunately for Jack, the "kill everything" approach is born out as correct more often than not. Unfortunately for everyone else, the same approach is incorrect in two very big ways: [[spoiler: Carin killing the Water Dragon in the prologue and Cross slaughtering the dwarves just before the split.]]


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* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Fortunately for Jack, the "kill everything" approach is born out as correct more often than not. Unfortunately for everyone else, the same approach is incorrect in two very big ways: [[spoiler: Carin killing the Water Dragon in the prologue and Cross slaughtering the dwarves just before the split.]]
10th May '17 12:35:41 PM theknack101
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* DrivenToSuicide: In the nonhuman path, [[spoiler:as the final dungeon starts to collapse with the death of Aphelion, Ganz silently shakes his head at Jack and turns around to stay with his father's corpse, forcing Jack and Ridley to leave him behind to die.]]
10th May '17 11:34:25 AM theknack101
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: To get the leaders of the warrior, mage, and priest guild, you have to recruit everyone in the guild, then talk to (and fight in the case of the former 2) the leader of the guild. For the thieves guild, you have to recruit the other three leaders, then do a short quest that ends with fighting the thieves guild leader. Recruiting everyone else in the guild is optional.
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