History WesternAnimation / Phantom2040

15th Jun '16 8:34:48 PM PaulA
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* GoddamnedBats: The jetpack biots. God-flapjacks-dammit, they ''constantly'' and '''endlessly'' swarm you whenever you're in a map where biots are the local grunts. And they are, in 70% of the available maps!
** On a minor note, the mini drones. Unlike the example above, who flies in, fires either a single shot or a salvo, and then goes away, the mini drones will NOT let go of you until destroyed. To make things worse, their hitbox is [[CaptainObvious as small as they are]], which makes hitting them an exercise in frustration, and their color scheme blends in with a lot of the backgrounds available, so you'll probably won't notice one nearby you until they open fire. Luckily they're kind of a rare sight.
*** For those drones, there's the Homing Missiles. Unfortunately, they're acquired by defeating the boss of Chapter 3, who uses ''three'' of those drones at all times to attack the player!
15th Jun '16 8:31:56 PM PaulA
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* DetachableLowerHalf: The cyborg Graft has several interchangeable lower halves, including a set of everyday legs and a ten-foot-tall battle platform.



* EvilDetectingDog: Inverted. DV-L is initially uneasy around Kit, so Sagan has to firmly tell him that Kit is a friend. Later on, when they meet the Phantom, Sagan expects DV-L to attack... but, of course, DV-L remembers that he's a friend and lets him go.



* FlyingCar: Flying vehicles are common. In particular, the Phantom has one in place of the traditional white horse.

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* FlyingCar: Flying vehicles are common. In particular, the Phantom has one a flying motorbike in place of the traditional white horse.



* FutureSlang: A few slang terms are derived from a rather prescient anticipation of how big the Internet would get. A common apparatus used to access information is the Integrated Cybernetic Environment, or ICE. This logically leads to 'skating' (using the net), and even 'heat source' (cracking software).



* HolographicDisguise: The Phantom suit has an integrated holographic projector that can be used to render him invisible by projecting an image of whatever's behind him.



* IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes: When they have to fly a scramjet to Antarctica, Professor Archer asks Sparks if he's ever flown one before; Sparks answers "Does a neutrino have mass?" (At the time the episode was made, it was believed that neutrinos were massless.)
* KentBrockmanNews: Doctor Jack's news reports provide exposition while also being entertainingly eccentric.
* KnowledgeBroker: Mr. Cairo. He only values knowledge and no amount of currency, which is probably why he hasn't told the BigBad who The Phantom is despite the hefty reward. He never appears in person, only communicating with his customers through holograms. [[spoiler:It turns out he's not a person at all, but rather a sentient computer program.]]



* MegaCity: Metropia is a self-governing city state of 32 million inhabitants -- that's over 10% of the entire population of America at the time the show was made.



* MoleInCharge: The chief of Metropia's law enforcement turns out to be on the payroll of Maximum, Inc.
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: As part of his updated look, the Phantom has a flying motorbike instead of the horse his predecessors rode in the comics.



* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Which is one of the reasons there are so many robots for the Phantom to blow up now.

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* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Which NeverHurtAnInnocent:
** The Phantom, which
is one of the reasons there are so many robots for the Phantom to blow up now.now.
** Poignantly, Graft once stopped a fight he was winning when a kid got endangered, revealing one of the few uncrossable lines he still possesses.


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* RightHandCat: Max Madison Jr. never goes anywhere without his cat Baudelaire, usually cradled in his arms.


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%%* SuperWristGadget


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%%* {{Metroidvania}}


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* MultipleEndings: The game had over twenty endings, and while which one the player earned usually depended on obvious things like which option they took when given a story choice, there were a few cases of a determining factor being just which literal path they took to complete their objectives. Almost all the endings involve death, destruction, and an invitation to the player to "Try Again".
15th Jun '16 7:51:16 PM PaulA
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%%* AnimatedAdaptation



%%* ClothesMakeTheSuperman

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%%* ClothesMakeTheSuperman* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: The Phantom suit includes a variety of high-tech gadgets that help Kit to act as the Phantom even though he hasn't had the usual years of training. For instance, it has a cloaking device that makes him invisible.



%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rebecca Madison.
%%* CreepyMonotone: How Maxwell Madison Jr. speaks.
%%* {{Cyberpunk}}
%%* TheDragon: Graft
%%* EvilDiva: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Vaingloria]]

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%%* * CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rebecca Madison.
%%*
Madison, the head of Maximum, Inc., is out for power and money regardless of who she has to step on along the way.
*
CreepyMonotone: How Maxwell Madison Jr. speaks.
%%* {{Cyberpunk}}
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speaks in one, which is one of the indications of his emotional disturbance.
* {{Cyberpunk}}: In a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture CityNoir setting with cyborgs and {{transhumanism}} all over the place, a small group of heroes fights back against an evil MegaCorp.
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TheDragon: Graft
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Graft, the security chief of Maximum, Inc., has a weapon-packed cyborg body, and handles all fight scenes on behalf of the CorruptCorporateExecutive BigBad.
*
EvilDiva: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Vaingloria]]Vaingloria]] is a singer employed by Rebecca Madison to brainwash the masses. While she loves the fame, she's something of a PunchClockVillain when it comes to the brainwashing.



%%* FatBastard: Gorda

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%%* * FatBastard: GordaGorda, an obese crime lord who travels everywhere in a hoverchair because she's too large to walk under her own power.



%%* FlyingCar

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%%* FlyingCar* FlyingCar: Flying vehicles are common. In particular, the Phantom has one in place of the traditional white horse.



%%* HollywoodCyborg: Graft. Vaingloria and Doctor Jak as well, to a lesser extent.

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%%* HollywoodCyborg: Graft. * HollywoodCyborg:
** Graft lost most of his body from the chest down in a battle, and now most of his body is cybernetic. He actually has several robotic bodies, including a human-sized everyday one and ten-foot-tall weaponized one, and can have the human part of him disconnected from one and connected to another as required.
** The pop star
Vaingloria and has implanted cybernetic "wings" that add to the visual effects during her performances (and form part of a mechanism for brainwashing her audiences).
** The muckracking reporter
Doctor Jak as well, to has several cybernetic implants, including a lesser extent.camera eye and data ports that let him jack into a computer and download his experiences directly.



%%* LegacyCharacter

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%%* LegacyCharacter* LegacyCharacter: The Phantom identity is passed down from father to son; Kit is the 24th person to bear the mantle.



%%* MegaCorp: Maximum, Inc.
%%* {{Nephewism}}

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%%* * MegaCorp: Maximum, Inc.
%%* {{Nephewism}}
Inc. is a massive corporation that has influence everywhere.
* {{Nephewism}}: Kit doesn't have parents, only an aunt.



%%* OlderAndWiser: Aunt Heloise.

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%%* * OlderAndWiser: The father-to-son premise doesn't allow for the Phantom to be advised by his predecessor, but Aunt Heloise.Heloise comes close, as she was actively involved in her brother's activities and received the same childhood training he did (and her nephew didn't).



%%* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Graft.

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%%* * ReforgedIntoAMinion: Graft.Graft's backstory is that he started out helping people fight against Maximum, Inc. when it tried to take away their homes and livelihoods; during a battle with Maximum's security forces he was fatally injured and Rebecca Madison had him rebuilt as a {{Cyborg}} loyal to Maximum, Inc.



%%* SecretKeeper

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%%* SecretKeeper* SecretKeeper: Professor Archer becomes one after he figures out why Kit suddenly isn't focussing on his academic performance as much as he used to.



%%* TurnOutLikeHisFather

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%%* TurnOutLikeHisFather* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Aunt Heloise raised Kit ignorant of his family heritage, because she didn't want him to go out and get killed like his father did. When he finds out anyway and takes on the Phantom mantle, she's initially resistant but quickly realizes that he's going to do it whatever she does and the best way to prevent him getting killed is now to offer her full assistance.



* VisibleInvisibility: When the Phantom's cloaking device is engaged, he appears transparent to the audience while being invisible to other characters.



%%* MissingSecret
%%* PressXToDie

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%%* MissingSecret
%%* PressXToDie
* MissingSecret: There are three multiplier items you can find in the game. One doubles the damage you do, one halves the damage you take, and a third halves your ammo consumption. Hidden in the game are upgrades for the incoming damage multiplier and the ammo consumption multiplier that reduce their respective attributes to one fourth of the original value. There is no upgrade for the damage inflicted multiplier.
* PressXToDie: Near the end of the game is a level where the player is running on the outside of a moving train. Pressing down+jump allows the player to drop down to a lower part of it, even when on the lowermost part of the train. Dropping from there (and thus onto the tracks) can only ever result in instantaneous death.
15th Jun '16 1:54:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnimatedAdaptation

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* %%* AnimatedAdaptation



* ClothesMakeTheSuperman

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* %%* ClothesMakeTheSuperman



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rebecca Madison.
* CreepyMonotone: How Maxwell Madison Jr. speaks.
* {{Cyberpunk}}
* TheDragon: Graft
* EvilDiva: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Vaingloria]]

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* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rebecca Madison.
* %%* CreepyMonotone: How Maxwell Madison Jr. speaks.
* %%* {{Cyberpunk}}
* %%* TheDragon: Graft
* %%* EvilDiva: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Vaingloria]]



* FatBastard: Gorda

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* %%* FatBastard: Gorda



* FlyingCar

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* %%* FlyingCar



* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Maxwell Madison Sr.]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mr. Cairo, in "The Sacrifice, Part II"]].

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* %%* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Maxwell Madison Sr.]].
* %%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mr. Cairo, in "The Sacrifice, Part II"]].



* HollywoodCyborg: Graft. Vaingloria and Doctor Jak as well, to a lesser extent.
* HollywoodHacking: Sparks

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* %%* HollywoodCyborg: Graft. Vaingloria and Doctor Jak as well, to a lesser extent.
* %%* HollywoodHacking: Sparks



* LegacyCharacter

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* %%* LegacyCharacter



* MegaCorp: Maximum, Inc.
* {{Nephewism}}

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* %%* MegaCorp: Maximum, Inc.
* %%* {{Nephewism}}



* OlderAndWiser: Aunt Heloise.

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* %%* OlderAndWiser: Aunt Heloise.



* PsychopathicManchild: Max Jr.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Graft.

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* %%* PsychopathicManchild: Max Jr.
* %%* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Graft.



* SecretKeeper

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* %%* SecretKeeper



* {{Superhero}}

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* %%* {{Superhero}}



* TurnOutLikeHisFather

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* %%* TurnOutLikeHisFather



* WretchedHive: Metropia.

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* %%* WretchedHive: Metropia.



* GoldenEnding

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* %%* GoldenEnding



* MissingSecret
* PressXToDie

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* %%* MissingSecret
* %%* PressXToDie
31st May '16 10:34:31 AM BillyMT
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** On a minor note, the mini drones. Unlike the example above, who flies in, fires either a single shot or a salvo, and then goes away, the mini drones will NOT let go of you until destroyed. To make things worse, their hitbox is [[CaptainObvious as small as they are]], and their color scheme blends in with a lot of the backgrounds available, so you'll probably won't notice one nearby you until they open fire. Luckily they're kind of a rare sight.

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** On a minor note, the mini drones. Unlike the example above, who flies in, fires either a single shot or a salvo, and then goes away, the mini drones will NOT let go of you until destroyed. To make things worse, their hitbox is [[CaptainObvious as small as they are]], which makes hitting them an exercise in frustration, and their color scheme blends in with a lot of the backgrounds available, so you'll probably won't notice one nearby you until they open fire. Luckily they're kind of a rare sight.sight.
*** For those drones, there's the Homing Missiles. Unfortunately, they're acquired by defeating the boss of Chapter 3, who uses ''three'' of those drones at all times to attack the player!
31st May '16 10:30:22 AM BillyMT
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* GoddamnedBats: The jetpack biots. God-flapjacks-dammit, they ''constantly'' and '''endlessly'' swarm you whenever you're in a map where biots are the local grunts. And they are, in 70% of the available maps!
** On a minor note, the mini drones. Unlike the example above, who flies in, fires either a single shot or a salvo, and then goes away, the mini drones will NOT let go of you until destroyed. To make things worse, their hitbox is [[CaptainObvious as small as they are]], and their color scheme blends in with a lot of the backgrounds available, so you'll probably won't notice one nearby you until they open fire. Luckily they're kind of a rare sight.
31st May '16 10:09:06 AM BillyMT
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* LostForever: The route splits available will pretty much ensure you'll miss the opportunity to find upgrades, be it HP or EN extensions, weapons, or the damage, armor and energy consumption multipliers.



* RoguesGallery: In addition to those from the series, the game has two unique villains, the Tracker (presumably similar to Gunnar) and Mars, a former military general on Rebecca's payroll.

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* RoguesGallery: In addition to those from the series, the game has two unique villains, the hunter-slash-wildlife-smuggler Tracker (presumably similar to an Expy of Gunnar) and Mars, a former military general on Rebecca's payroll.payroll.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: How some of the route splits work. From a hero's standpoint, the Phantom ''should'' verify the explosion in the university for wounded or survivors, Prof. Jack Archer in particular, but going after the assaulting vehicle is a viable option as well. Same goes for deciding whether the Shadow Panther should be given to Guran to be freed in the jungle, or given to a sketchy merchant in exchange for dubious intel on where your captive friend is being held at.
** And ironically enough, doing the less heroic choices will wield the best rewards. Going after the ship that attacked the university will net you the Mine weapon; giving the panther to the merchant will give you the Invisibility Belt and the Damage x2 multiplier.
9th Mar '16 5:13:33 AM PaulA
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The people behind this series went on to also do a [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 teenaged animated version]] of the Phantom's King Features stablemate ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon.''

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The people behind this series went on to also do a [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 teenaged animated version]] of the Phantom's King Features stablemate ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon.''''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.
9th Mar '16 5:12:47 AM PaulA
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The visual aesthetic of the series is similar to that of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux,'' as it has the same designer, ''Peter Chung.'' The series also, in retrospect, has some interesting similarities to the later ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond,'' though this is probably just convergent evolution from a similar premise.

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The visual aesthetic of the series is similar to that of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux,'' ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', as it has the same designer, ''Peter Chung.'' Peter Chung. The series also, in retrospect, has some interesting similarities to the later ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond,'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', though this is probably just convergent evolution from a similar premise.



** [[spoiler: Mr. Cairo. He was originally an analytical program that was going to be integrated into Doctor Jak's mind to help him find out who was responsible for the Sector Zero wreck (which killed his wife), but the illegal clinic where he was receiving the operation was raided by the Enforcers, and the program ended up being lost on the net, where it eventually became self-aware and developed its own personality.]]

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** [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Cairo. He was originally an analytical program that was going to be integrated into Doctor Jak's mind to help him find out who was responsible for the Sector Zero wreck (which killed his wife), but the illegal clinic where he was receiving the operation was raided by the Enforcers, and the program ended up being lost on the net, where it eventually became self-aware and developed its own personality.]]
8th Mar '16 7:45:05 AM aye_amber
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The Phantom's fight against crime and corruption often involves crossing swords with [[{{Megacorp}} megacorporation]] Maximum, Inc. Maximum's founder, Maxwell Madison, disappeared on the same night as Kit's father, and this, it quickly becomes clear, is not mere coincidence. The corporation is now run by his widow, Rebecca, with (not much) help from Max Madison Jr. Following the death of his father, Max Jr. has developed into a psychologically withdrawn young man with no interest in anything much except his cat, Baudelaire. (Having the temperamental Rebecca for a mother probably didn't help.) Rebecca Madison's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is Maximum's security chief, Graft, a cynical former soldier and enviromentalist who was critically injured in a battle and now is kept alive by Maximum technology; what's left of his body can be plugged into a variety of robotic frames ranging from approximately-human to full-on-battle-mech.

The visual aesthetic of the series is similar to that of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', as it has the same designer, Peter Chung. The series also, in retrospect, has some interesting similarities to the later ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', though this is probably just convergent evolution from a similar premise.

The people behind this series went on to also do a [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 teen-aged animated version]] of the Phantom's King Features stablemate ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.

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The Phantom's fight against crime and corruption often involves crossing swords with [[{{Megacorp}} megacorporation]] {{Megacorp}}oration Maximum, Inc. Maximum's founder, Maxwell Madison, disappeared on the same night as Kit's father, and this, it quickly becomes clear, is not mere coincidence. The corporation is now run by his widow, Rebecca, with (not much) help from Max Madison Jr. Following the death of his father, Max Jr. has developed into a psychologically withdrawn young man with no interest in anything much except his cat, Baudelaire. (Having the temperamental Rebecca for a mother probably didn't help.) Rebecca Madison's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is Maximum's security chief, Graft, a cynical former soldier and enviromentalist who was critically injured in a battle and now is kept alive by Maximum technology; what's left of his body can be plugged into a variety of robotic frames ranging from approximately-human approximately human to full-on-battle-mech.

full on battle mech.

The visual aesthetic of the series is similar to that of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux,'' as it has the same designer, Peter Chung. ''Peter Chung.'' The series also, in retrospect, has some interesting similarities to the later ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond,'' though this is probably just convergent evolution from a similar premise.

The people behind this series went on to also do a [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 teen-aged teenaged animated version]] of the Phantom's King Features stablemate ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.''ComicStrip/FlashGordon.''



!!The animated series has these tropes:

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!!The
!! The
animated series has these tropes:



** [[spoiler:Mr. Cairo. He was originally an analytical program that was going to be integrated into Doctor Jak's mind to help him find out who was responsible for the Sector Zero wreck (which killed his wife), but the illegal clinic where he was receiving the operation was raided by the Enforcers, and the program ended up being lost on the net, where it eventually became self-aware and developed its own personality.]]

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** [[spoiler:Mr.[[spoiler: Mr. Cairo. He was originally an analytical program that was going to be integrated into Doctor Jak's mind to help him find out who was responsible for the Sector Zero wreck (which killed his wife), but the illegal clinic where he was receiving the operation was raided by the Enforcers, and the program ended up being lost on the net, where it eventually became self-aware and developed its own personality.]]




!!The spin-off video game provides examples of:

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