History VisualNovel / CLANNAD

31st Jan '16 12:29:15 AM ChrisX
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* HateSink: This is a NoAntagonist series, it's something of an 'everyday life'. Some of the biggest misery bringers like Okazaki's father even have sympathetic qualities and tragic backstories. But... the soccer team? The audience is probably cheering at Sunohara for beating them up after bullying Mei. To wit: They are such extreme JerkJock that no other clubs are like that (Basketball club is decent hearted, Rugby club is easily 'cowed' by Misae and they only react when Sunohara went over the top in annoying them), and even ''the biker gang'' has better moral standards than them.
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* HateSink: This is a NoAntagonist series, it's something of an 'everyday life'. Some of the biggest misery bringers like Okazaki's father even have sympathetic qualities and tragic backstories. But... the soccer team? The audience is probably cheering at Sunohara for beating them up after bullying Mei. To wit: They are such extreme JerkJock that no other clubs are like that (Basketball club is decent hearted, Rugby club is easily 'cowed' by Misae and they only react when Sunohara went over the top in annoying them), and even ''the biker gang'' has better moral standards than them. Probably intentional, since this series is chock full of sympathetic characters, they just need ''someone'' to full on hate.
31st Jan '16 12:27:44 AM ChrisX
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* HateSink: This is a NoAntagonist series, it's something of an 'everyday life'. Some of the biggest misery bringers like Okazaki's father even have sympathetic qualities and tragic backstories. But... the soccer team? The audience is probably cheering at Sunohara for beating them up after bullying Mei. To wit: They are such extreme JerkJock that no other clubs are like that (Basketball club is decent hearted, Rugby club is easily 'cowed' by Misae and they only react when Sunohara went over the top in annoying them), and even ''the biker gang'' has better moral standards than them.
24th Jan '16 1:25:22 PM eliaskelham
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: [[spoiler:The VisualNovel begins with Tomoya's vision of him and Ushio lying down in the snow, and the dialogue strongly implies he's been overcome with crippling despair. This is in fact what happens in ''~After Story's~'' initial Bad Ending. All the scenes in the Illusionary World also follow from ''~After Story's~'' tragic conclusion. Quite tellingly, you'll only get to see the complete Illusionary World arc if you finish Nagisa's route and ''~After Story~''.]]
24th Jan '16 1:19:29 PM eliaskelham
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** Also, some of the original VisualNovel's bad endings finish up like a ShaggyDogStory, [[spoiler:and they both begin and end with Tomoya's vision of him and Ushio submerged in the snow.]]
24th Jan '16 1:17:08 PM eliaskelham
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Sunohara actually manages to secure some dignity for himself in Kyou's route and also shows himself to actually be a fairly decent guy. Even though he claims in the same route he would be going for a harem end to solve Tomoya's dilemna. Then again, the fact that just having a little dignity is ''that'' rare for him sort of cancels it out.
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Sunohara actually manages to secure some dignity for himself in Kyou's route and also shows himself to actually be a fairly decent guy. Even though he claims in the same route he would be going for a harem end to solve Tomoya's dilemna. Then again, the fact that just having a little dignity is ''that'' rare for him sort of cancels it out. This trope could also be considered the main purpose of the Sunohara siblings route, in which Tomoya and Sunhohara's relationship is examined much more seriously.

** In Nagisa's route, just Kyou, Ryou, and Tomoyo and Kotomi.
24th Jan '16 1:08:42 PM eliaskelham
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* NonstandardGameOver: The so called "Ryou's ending" and the ending to Fuko's route should you had already chosen to be with Nagisa earlier in the game. They are in most ways ''Good Ends'' but are technically ''Bad Ends,'' especially the one in Fuko's route since the events of the normal end still takes place in-universe, you just don't get to see it.
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* NonstandardGameOver: The so called "Ryou's ending" An interesting subversion [[spoiler:with Toshio Komura's route. It's basically Nagisa's route that branches off into an anticlimatic ending as Tomoya and Sunohara graduate without Nagisa and the ending to Fuko's route should you had already chosen to be with Nagisa earlier in the game. They are in most ways ''Good Ends'' but are technically ''Bad Ends,'' especially the drama club isn't revived. However, not only is this a Good Ending, it's also required for unlocking one in Fuko's route since the events of the normal end still takes place in-universe, you just don't get to see it.Light Orbs needed for the VisualNovel's True Ending.]]
15th Jan '16 6:17:37 AM Anddrix
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** In the first case played as straight as humanly possible, with Nagisa standing at the bottom of a hill, facing the sun, with CherryBlossoms blowing through the DramaticWind. WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic? [[ViewersAreMorons In case all that wasn't clear enough,]] romantic music soars as the two leads first look at each other. A few seconds later, she's following him like a puppy as the scene keeps flashing to brilliant white light. At the 0:37 mark any viewer not in deep denial ''knows'' she and Tomoya will become the OfficialCouple.
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** In the first case played as straight as humanly possible, with Nagisa standing at the bottom of a hill, facing the sun, with CherryBlossoms blowing through the DramaticWind. WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic? [[ViewersAreMorons In case all that wasn't clear enough,]] enough, romantic music soars as the two leads first look at each other. A few seconds later, she's following him like a puppy as the scene keeps flashing to brilliant white light. At the 0:37 mark any viewer not in deep denial ''knows'' she and Tomoya will become the OfficialCouple.
31st Dec '15 3:18:59 PM Doug86
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24th Dec '15 4:05:03 PM DavidDelony
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* DoorStopper: With so many arcs, the Clannad visual novel takes a very long time to complete. ** Especially since you HAVE to complete ALL of the routes to play and complete the ''After Story'' arc, widely considered to be by far the best part of the entire story/game.
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* DoorStopper: With so many arcs, the Clannad visual novel takes a very long time to complete. ** Especially complete, especially since you HAVE to complete ALL of the routes to play and complete the ''After Story'' arc, widely considered to be by far the best part of the entire story/game.story/game. Lampshaded in the true ending: "The long, long journey has come to an end."
15th Dec '15 10:50:25 AM DavidDelony
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* DeaderThanDisco: InUniverse, "The Big Dango Family" has mostly been forgotten except by Nagisa.
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