History YMMV / ValkyriaChronicles

2nd Feb '16 6:12:55 AM Wuz
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his TheEndsJustifyTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his TheEndsJustifyTheMeans TheEndJustifiesTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.
2nd Feb '16 6:09:34 AM Wuz
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his EndsJustifyTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his EndsJustifyTheMeans TheEndsJustifyTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being worth a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do Edelweiss and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his EndsJustifyTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished Nameless Tank for it.use in WorldOfTanks.
31st Dec '15 6:29:12 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Alicia to a lot of people. Made painfully obvious by her character traits: [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished attractive]], [[WomenAreWiser competent]], [[TheChick feminine]], [[FeminineWomenCanCook excellent cooking skills]], well-liked by most of the cast, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness goodness just seems to seep out of her body]],''[[spoiler: is inexplicably [[PhysicalGod a pureblooded]] [[InvincibleHero Valkyrur]]]], curb-stomps'' '' '''Selvaria''' '' who has in-turn spent most of the game giving a CurbStompBattle [[OneManArmy to the Gallian army]], utterly [[GameBreaker breaks the game faster than you can say hot potato]], and [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]] even though there isn't any clear downside to her [[spoiler:(Valkyria)]] powers? She ticks so many boxes that's it's hard not to see her as this. ** Alicia is also notable for this in that she [[spoiler:survives two circumstances that killed other characters. The first is a sniper attack and the second is a Valkyria nuke. The sniper attack may be justified by the fact that the character doing it intended to leave her OnlyMostlyDead, and though that's only revealed after the fact it's foreshadowed pretty heavily by the attacker aiming away from her head and to her shoulder, among other things. The second is probably less justified, because the first instance we saw of Valkyria nuking happened pretty quickly, but somehow Welkin had enough time to stop Alicia despite having to run quite some distance to catch up to her. Alicia may have hesitated out of indecision, but considering the Marmota was attempting to quickly flee from her blast, there's no clear reason why she didn't detonate long before Welkin got to her.]] ** Selvaria, as of ''Behind Her Blue Flame'', where we find out that even ''her own soldiers'' call her a witch because, [[SoBeautifulItsACurse No one that gorgeous, that strong, and that smart]] could be human. If being so perfect that everyone hates you even though they owe you their lives isn't a Mary Sue flag, what is?

* MarySuetopia: Gallia. It's a little ''too'' nice a place to live, for some. [[AuthorsSavingThrow The sequels seem to go out of their way to remedy this]], depicting it as a CrapsaccharineWorld.

* CanonSue: Alicia - a new recruit who becomes the center of a LoveTriangle between two [[{{bishonen}} hunky CO's]], eventually finds out she's [[spoiler: a Valkyur]], which makes her the Gallian Army's trump card and, despite only recently having her powers awakened, proceeds to [[spoiler: utterly curbstomp Sylveria, who's an older and far more experienced Valkyur]]. Twice.
11th Nov '15 6:29:52 PM MiinU
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I deleted the Designated Villain entry for Faldio. The reason everyone balled him out is because he 1.) shot Alicia, to push her to the brink of death in hopes it'd awaken her power 2.) he was acting on a hunch, and admitted he wasn't entirely sure of it, himself. Meaning, if he'd been wrong, Alicia would've been dead. 3.) Even if he had known for certain, it was still a dick move to shoot her, for the sake of putting her on the frontlines as the Gallian Army's new weapon. Which completely devalued her as a person. So all the flack he caught amounted to a well-earned What The Hell Hero
* DesignatedVillain: In the anime [[spoiler:Faldio's]] 'villainhood' is very poorly executed. [[spoiler: He saves everyone's lives with his desperate gamble in activating Alicia, but gets only grief and reproach from everyone, even himself - though nobody ever suggests a possible alternative to his course of action. That Alicia survives to live happily ever after, whereas Faldio has an ignominious death off-scene, compounds the problem.]]
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* DesignatedVillain: In the anime [[spoiler:Faldio's]] 'villainhood' is very poorly executed. [[spoiler: He saves everyone's lives with his desperate gamble in activating Alicia, but gets only grief and reproach from everyone, even himself - though nobody ever suggests a possible alternative to his course of action. That Alicia survives to live happily ever after, whereas Faldio has an ignominious death off-scene, compounds the problem.]] DesignatedVillain:
11th Nov '15 6:20:38 PM MiinU
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*AnticlimaxBoss: The OP makes it seem as if [[spoiler: Alicia]] and Sylveria's eventual showdown will be dramatic affair. It ends up being cruelly {{subverted}}, as Sylveria gets utterly curbstomped twice. Which causes Maximillion to [[YouHaveFailedMe turn his back on her]], now that she was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer of use to him.]] *CanonSue: Alicia - a new recruit who becomes the center of a LoveTriangle between two [[{{bishonen}} hunky CO's]], eventually finds out she's [[spoiler: a Valkyur]], which makes her the Gallian Army's trump card and, despite only recently having her powers awakened, proceeds to [[spoiler: utterly curbstomp Sylveria, who's an older and far more experienced Valkyur]]. Twice.
5th Sep '15 1:28:52 PM Morgenthaler
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Memetic Sex God has been cut per TRS. All wicks will be deleted.
* MemeticSexGod: If Jaeger isn't in any scene, he's making out with everyone '''NOT''' in the same scene. '''''EVERYONE.'''''
10th Aug '15 11:10:21 AM Scabbard
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* MarySuetopia: Gallia. It's a little ''too'' nice a place to live, for some. [[AuthorsSavingThrow The sequels seem to go out of their way to remedy this]]. depicting it as a CrapsaccharineWorld.
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* MarySuetopia: Gallia. It's a little ''too'' nice a place to live, for some. [[AuthorsSavingThrow The sequels seem to go out of their way to remedy this]]. this]], depicting it as a CrapsaccharineWorld.
10th Aug '15 11:06:39 AM Scabbard
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* BrokenBase: The story. On the one end, you have people who love it as a breath of fresh air to the SRPG genre with a compelling story. On the other hand, you have people who hate it with claims of [[CardCarryingVillain one dimensional villains]], a heavy handed anti-authority theme (with little exception, nearly every character in a position of power ingame is an ObviouslyEvil SmugSnake), hypocritical morals (One of the main themes of the story is supposedly that every soldier is a person, but [[spoiler:when literally the entire Gallian army except Squad 7 is annihilated by Selvaria, no one cares or mourns them]])
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* BrokenBase: The story. On the one end, you have people who love it as a breath of fresh air to the SRPG genre with a compelling story. On the other hand, you have people who hate it with claims of [[CardCarryingVillain one dimensional villains]], a heavy handed anti-authority theme (with little exception, nearly every character in a position of power ingame is an ObviouslyEvil SmugSnake), hypocritical morals (One (one of the main themes of the story is supposedly that every soldier is a person, but [[spoiler:when literally the entire Gallian army except Squad 7 is annihilated by Selvaria, no one cares or mourns them]])them]]).
25th Jun '15 4:55:51 AM onyhow
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* VindicatedByHistory: The game got little to no press during its initial PS3 release in 2008, although it gained a steady cult following due to its status as a SleeperHit, often stated as one of the must-play titles on the system. By the time the PC rerelease on Steam came around in 2014, the game skyrocketed to the top spots of the Steam and Green Man Gaming sales boards, beating out other newer titles released in the same week. Sega even acknowledged that the success on PC was far beyond their expectations.
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* VindicatedByHistory: The game got little to no press during its initial PS3 release in 2008, although it gained a steady cult following due to its status as a SleeperHit, often stated as one of the must-play titles on the system. By the time the PC rerelease on Steam came around in 2014, the game skyrocketed to the top spots of the Steam and Green Man Gaming sales boards, beating out other newer titles released in the same week.week (which includes ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity and VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare !''). Sega even acknowledged that the success on PC was far beyond their expectations.
24th May '15 7:31:41 PM Timeskipper
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** Radi Jaeger could also qualify for his rugged classiness and his playboy attitude. Curiously, he and Selvaria are the most sympathetic among the game's villains, so maybe this is also a case of BeautyEqualsGoodness of some sort.
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