History WMG / TalesofSymphonia

2nd Jul '17 5:52:42 PM Willbyr
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The Ancient Kharlan War was fought 4,000 years ago. Chinese martial arts has--in the words of [[{{Negima}} Ku Fei]]--"4,000 years of history". One of the techniques developed during the War was the ability to slow down the body's aging process, as well as boosting their martial prowess and allowing them to use magic. (Okay, well only [[spoiler:Kratos]] had to find a way to use magic, because he's human, not half-elven.) That sounds suspiciously like chi-manipulation.

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The Ancient Kharlan War was fought 4,000 years ago. Chinese martial arts has--in the words of [[{{Negima}} [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Ku Fei]]--"4,000 years of history". One of the techniques developed during the War was the ability to slow down the body's aging process, as well as boosting their martial prowess and allowing them to use magic. (Okay, well only [[spoiler:Kratos]] had to find a way to use magic, because he's human, not half-elven.) That sounds suspiciously like chi-manipulation.
13th Apr '17 5:36:40 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Gentleman enemy that appears around Altamira is [[SlenderManMythos the Slender Man.]]]]

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[[WMG: The Gentleman enemy that appears around Altamira is [[SlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man.]]]]
25th Nov '16 1:02:52 PM RedDingo
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** A fully developed Cruxis Crystal allowed Yggdrasil to manipulate to manipulate his age and appearance, it's not too farfetched that Martel would have been able to to change the sex of her vessel. Anyways things such as sex and appearance no longer matter in an Age of Lifeless beings. However, Collette did seem to be a better fit. Mithos had no reason to believe that Kratos would die anytime soon. Having two worlds work towards a single goal is better than just one.
17th Oct '16 9:15:07 PM Dinru
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The biggest indicator is that both are made from human lives. Philosopher Stones are transmutated directly that way, while Exspheres are dormant stones mined before applied to a person and leach the life energy needed. The Key Crest used to prevent the Exsphere from causing "sickness" is designed like a transmutation circle that applies to not only martial arts enhancing but creating the caster's own mana circle for spells. The sickness of turning into a monster is similar to the mass human grotesque form that is Envy.

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The biggest indicator is that both are made from human lives. Philosopher Stones are transmutated directly that way, while Exspheres are dormant stones mined before applied to a person and leach the life energy needed. The Key Crest used to prevent the Exsphere from causing "sickness" is designed like a transmutation circle that applies to not only martial arts enhancing but creating the caster's own mana circle for spells. The sickness of turning into a monster is similar to the mass human grotesque form that is Envy.Envy.

[[WMG: Zelos has Narcissistic Personality Disorder]]
It's easiest to explain this just by going through some of the symptoms and risk factors.
* Excessive need for and expectation of admiration:
** Check! He's groomed himself to be a ladies man, guaranteeing a constant stream of admiration and attention.
* Disregard for other peoples' feelings:
** More or less check! He cares only about being on the winning team, and has a harder time than the rest of Team Tethe'alla tolerating Raine and Genis.
* Inability to handle criticism:
** Check! Though it often happens as a joke, whenever Zelos is made fun of, he seems genuinely hurt and bothered by it even if it was meant in good fun. During the scene where he pulls Sheena away from the otherworldly gate, he seems ''quite'' offended at her disagreeing with his decison.
* Sense of entitlement:
** Check! Do I really have to explain this one?
* Grandiose behavior:
** Check! Again, do I have to explain it?
* Secretly self-loathing and/or depressed:
** Check again! Even before things take a turn for traitor, Zelos drops many, many hints of not thinking highly of himself.
* Either emotional overbearing or emotional neglect by his parents:
** Check! His mother ''did'' say she wished he'd never been born, and both of his parents died when he was young.
17th Oct '16 8:49:45 PM Dinru
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* This has some holes in it - namely, at some point, someone would have noticed that she was 1/4 or 3/4 elf. Not to mention, the two look nothing alike, unlike every other family relation in the game. However, it's not unreasonable that Yuan killed Sheena's biological parents, or otherwise manipulated the situation to create a summoner, such as feeding Sheena Aeonis.
5th Jun '16 4:17:41 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Emil's body is eventually used to create [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky]]]].

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[[WMG: Emil's body is eventually used to create [[RockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky]]]].
23rd Aug '15 8:02:44 AM Discar
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[[WMG: Colette possesses a [[AlcatrazSeries Smedry Talent]].]]

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[[WMG: Colette possesses a [[AlcatrazSeries [[Literature/AlcatrazSeries Smedry Talent]].]]
21st May '15 1:10:38 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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[[WMG:Zelos is the Queen(King?) Carrier and everyone claws out their throat from[[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Hinamizawa Syndrome]] in every storyline in which you kill Zelos]]

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[[WMG:Zelos is the Queen(King?) Carrier and everyone claws out their throat from[[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi from[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Hinamizawa Syndrome]] in every storyline in which you kill Zelos]]
26th Mar '15 7:45:19 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Regal is an alternate universe heroic verson of [[FatalFury Geese Howard]]]].

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[[WMG: Regal is an alternate universe heroic verson version of [[FatalFury [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]]]].
22nd Dec '14 1:24:47 AM Kishou
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[[WMG: Exspheres/Cruxis Crystals are [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Philosopher Stones]]
** The biggest indicator is that both are made from human lives. Philosopher Stones are transmutated directly that way, while Exspheres are dormant stones mined before applied to a person and leach the life energy needed. The Key Crest used to prevent the Exsphere from causing "sickness" is designed like a transmutation circle that applies to not only martial arts enhancing but creating the caster's own mana circle for spells. The sickness of turning into a monster is similar to the mass human grotesque form that is Envy.

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[[WMG: Exspheres/Cruxis Crystals are [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Philosopher Stones]]
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Stones]].]]
The biggest indicator is that both are made from human lives. Philosopher Stones are transmutated directly that way, while Exspheres are dormant stones mined before applied to a person and leach the life energy needed. The Key Crest used to prevent the Exsphere from causing "sickness" is designed like a transmutation circle that applies to not only martial arts enhancing but creating the caster's own mana circle for spells. The sickness of turning into a monster is similar to the mass human grotesque form that is Envy.
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