History YMMV / ShadowHearts

22nd Jul '16 1:14:51 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* MagnificentBastard: Albert Simon. Everything from the start of ''Koudellka'' up to the final dungeon of ''Shadow Hearts'' is basically all part of Albert's plans. The shear level of his manipulative adaptation and back-up plans is nothing short of impressive. Even Yuri considers Albert the crème de la crème of villains.
17th Jul '16 11:18:30 PM morenohijazo
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* WastedSong: "Holy Body", which plays whenever you run out of SP during a Spirit fight in From the New World. Given the circumstances, it's ''highly'' unlikely you will ''ever'' hear it.

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* WastedSong: "Holy Body", which plays whenever you run out of SP during a Spirit fight UnderusedGameMechanic:
** A Malice mechanic is alluded to
in From ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts Covenant'', but, like its apparent [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot plot significance]], never comes up in-game.
** ''From The New World'' explains "Will" as
the New World. Given the circumstances, good counterpart to Malice, and it's ''highly'' unlikely you will ''ever'' hear it. explained that too much Will is as bad as too much Malice. But there is no gameplay mechanic about Will ''or'' Malice.
** The vampires mechanics in ''Covenant'' and ''From The New World'' can feel this way too, if only because of how [[GuideDangIt little the game mentions them]] or how utilizing it often uses rare and/or expensive in-game items.


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* WastedSong: "Holy Body", which plays whenever you run out of SP during a Spirit fight in From the New World. Given the circumstances, it's ''highly'' unlikely you will ''ever'' hear it.
21st Jun '16 6:09:17 AM EnigmaLobo
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** Karin herself also qualifies. She is introduced as a DecoyProtagonist who initially assists Nicolai in his quest before his betrayal and killing of her men, and afterwards is immediately replaced by Yuri, the hero from the first game, for the rest of the story. Karin herself is given no backstory and no motivation to join Yuri in his quest besides being set up as his second-love interest[[spoiler: after the death of Alice]], and her background as a former lieutenant on the run is never explored again. If it weren't for the end-game twist that reveals that [[spoiler: Karin goes back in time and becomes Yuri's mom]], Karin could easily have been written out of the story altogether.
27th Jan '16 9:38:26 AM GunarmDyne
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* ThatOneBoss: Shadow Hearts 1, [[spoiler:Fox Face. Or any of the four killer bosses that pop up after you beat him.]]

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* ThatOneBoss: Shadow Hearts 1, [[spoiler:Fox Face. Or any of the four killer bosses that pop up after you beat him.him (until you get the artifact that allows you to kill them, at least).]]
25th Nov '15 8:49:45 AM Temmere
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** Edna from the third game. A sweet, bubbly flapper girl who hot for Ricardo and deeply cares for her brother, Al Capone. She's lusted after by McManus, then kidnapped [[spoiler: then shot, only to be brought back by Lady via the Kiss of Malice. This leads her to kill when she loses control of herself, and eventually she begs Ricardo to kill her. This firmly leads Ricardo into Woobie territory as well.]]

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** Edna from the third game. A sweet, bubbly flapper girl who hot for Ricardo and deeply cares for her brother, Al Capone. She's lusted after by McManus, [=McManus=], then kidnapped [[spoiler: then shot, only to be brought back by Lady via the Kiss of Malice. This leads her to kill when she loses control of herself, and eventually she begs Ricardo to kill her. This firmly leads Ricardo into Woobie territory as well.]]
26th Oct '15 4:42:00 PM Matt620
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** In the first game, Zhuzhen is often benched after Margarete rejoins and Halley returns.

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** In the first game, Zhuzhen is often benched a decent character, and the only character who can reliably hit all non-Light elemental classes. But after Margarete rejoins and Halley returns.is required for the next two dungeons, he often hits the bench.
25th Oct '15 12:49:31 PM Matt620
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Nicolai in Covenant. Revelations about his character with [[spoiler: Rasputin reveals that he is Tsar Nicolas's bastard, and is using Kato to take over Russia from Rasputin's hand. Instead, once they get to Japan, Nicolai is tortured, Astaroth takes over, and he is killed by Kato. In particular, there's no dialogue with his own sister, Anastasia.]]


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** In the first game, Zhuzhen is often benched after Margarete rejoins and Halley returns.
17th Oct '15 5:07:26 PM Matt620
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* AccidentalInnuendo: Yuri in ''Covenant'': "That's one big pussy."

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* AccidentalInnuendo: Yuri in ''Covenant'': "That's one big pussy."" This is said to [[spoiler: Andre, the giant pink cat, although Lucia standing with her legs spread wide right next to the cat didn't help.]]



* CrazyAwesome: Joachim. Vampire? Check! Superhero? Check! Professional Wrestler? And check!

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* CrazyAwesome: Joachim. Vampire? Check! Superhero? Check! Professional Wrestler? And check!check! From the New World gives Frank, the Polish-American McNinja.



** The Sanity Points. Vampires always have high SP because they're used to seeing supernatural creatures on a day-to-day basis. People like Alice, Halley, Karin, and Anastasia who have low SP aren't so they're getting used to seeing these monsters. They also grow as they level up; as the character of course gets more and more desensitized to the existence of monsters, so it quite ''literally'' takes more to drive them insane. The Harmonixers always have high SP because, well, that power threatens to drive them insane so they have to get used to it.

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** The Sanity Points. Vampires always have high SP because they're used to seeing supernatural creatures on a day-to-day basis. People like Alice, Halley, Karin, and Anastasia who have low SP aren't so they're getting used to seeing these monsters. They also grow as they level up; as the character of course gets more and more desensitized to the existence of monsters, so it quite ''literally'' takes more to drive them insane.insane, likewise, the vampire's SP never goes up because they've SeenItAll. The Harmonixers always have high SP because, well, that power threatens to drive them insane so they have to get used to it.



* GameBreaker: If used properly, Lucia's Aromatherapy ability can make the game *much* easier with the only drawback being it will effect everybody but her. her successor, Ricardo, is also pretty good, too.

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* GameBreaker: If used properly, Lucia's Aromatherapy ability can make the game *much* easier with the only drawback being it will effect everybody but her. her Her successor, Ricardo, is also pretty good, too.



* TierInducedScrappy: Gepetto is probably the closest this series has to one - despite having the highest magic attack in the game, most players benched him first because pretty much everything he could do can be accomplished by Lucia or Anastasia, or even Karin or Blanca.

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* TierInducedScrappy: Gepetto is probably the closest this series has to one - despite having one. He has the highest magic magical attack in the game, most players benched him first because pretty much everything he could do and can be accomplished by boost his elemental power with Cordelia's dresses, but Lucia or Anastasia, or even Karin or Blanca. and Anastasia are both faster, magical power is weaker than physical power, and the two women have special skills that make them more useful (Lucia's Aromatherapy and Anastasia's Snaps)


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* TheWoobie:
** Alice from the first game. Her father is murdered in front of her, people slaughter just to get a hold of her, she's tortured by Dehuai, and ultimately [[spoiler: gets her soul killed so she can save Yuri.]]
** Edna from the third game. A sweet, bubbly flapper girl who hot for Ricardo and deeply cares for her brother, Al Capone. She's lusted after by McManus, then kidnapped [[spoiler: then shot, only to be brought back by Lady via the Kiss of Malice. This leads her to kill when she loses control of herself, and eventually she begs Ricardo to kill her. This firmly leads Ricardo into Woobie territory as well.]]
30th May '15 1:30:14 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* WastedSong: "Holy Body", which plays whenever you run out of SP during a Spirit fight in From the New World. Given the circumstances, it's ''highly'' unlikely you will ''ever'' hear it.
25th May '15 5:25:56 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* TierInducedScrappy: Gepetto is probably the closest this series has to one - despite having the highest magic attack in the game, most players benched him first because pretty much everything he could do can be accomplished by Lucia or Anastasia, or even Karin or Blanca.
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