History YMMV / ValkyriaChronicles

6th Apr '16 1:40:04 AM Wuz
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*** Even just Penetrate by itself can be pretty effective. Using it on a Shocktrooper can allow you to slowly but surely chip away at the health of tough armored targets like [[spoiler:Jaeger's Lupus supertank, the Valkof lance tip, and even Valkyria Maximilian]].

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*** Even just Penetrate by itself can be pretty effective. Using it on a Shocktrooper can allow you to slowly but surely chip away at the health of tough armored targets like [[spoiler:Jaeger's Jaeger's Lupus supertank, the [[spoiler:the Valkof lance tip, and even Valkyria Maximilian]].
6th Apr '16 1:39:30 AM Wuz
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** Welkin Order: Penetrate (Ignore Armor), Order: Attack Weak Point (every hit is a critical hit, as long as it does any damage at all.) Takes 5 turns, but whoever that's ordered those two items will shred any tank or anything else in their vicinity.

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** Welkin Order: Penetrate (Ignore Armor), Order: Attack Weak Point (every hit is a critical hit, as long as it does any damage at all.) Takes 5 turns, command points, but whoever that's ordered those two items will shred any tank or anything else in their vicinity.
4th Apr '16 5:06:44 AM Wuz
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* DracoInLeatherPants: '''Selvaria'''. Maximillian doesn't love her back and [[spoiler:she commits mass murder-suicide]], so she's TheWoobie instead of an unapologetic slayer of thousands who describes conquering Gallia with a rape metaphor.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: '''Selvaria'''. Maximillian Maximilian doesn't love her back and [[spoiler:she commits mass murder-suicide]], so she's TheWoobie instead of an unapologetic slayer of thousands who describes conquering Gallia with a rape metaphor.



** Additionally, there are two times the game tricks you into thinking [[spoiler:Alicia]] may die. One is a chapter preview that shows [[spoiler:Alicia in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, which is especially notable because it comes shortly after the FinalDeath of Isara due to a sniper bullet]]. The second is when [[spoiler:Alicia starts building up the nuke attack that Selveria used to commit massively destructive suicide]]. Neither results in her death, but since similar situations did just recently kill others, it might have you worried.

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** Additionally, there are two times the game tricks you into thinking [[spoiler:Alicia]] may die. One is a chapter preview that shows [[spoiler:Alicia in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, which is especially notable because it comes shortly after the FinalDeath of Isara due to a sniper bullet]]. The second is when [[spoiler:Alicia starts building up the nuke attack that Selveria Selvaria used to commit massively destructive suicide]]. Neither results in her death, but since similar situations did just recently kill others, it might have you worried.



* 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.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: The OP makes it seem as if [[spoiler: Alicia]] and Sylveria's Selvaria's eventual showdown will be dramatic affair. It ends up being cruelly {{subverted}}, as Sylveria Selvaria gets utterly curbstomped twice. Which causes Maximillion Maximilian to [[YouHaveFailedMe turn his back on her]], now that she was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer of use to him.]]



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never actually get to see Maximillian annihilating the army of ninjas sent to assassinate him.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never actually get to see Maximillian Maximilian annihilating the army of ninjas sent to assassinate him.
3rd Apr '16 8:50:27 AM Wuz
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The entire game is rendered in a unique and colorful watercolor art-style. There are very few other games that render the entire game in such a style.
28th Mar '16 7:32:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* SpiritualLicensee: The series is one to the ''SakuraTaisen'' games. Helped in part be the developers having worked on the previous series.

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* SpiritualLicensee: The series is one to the ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games. Helped in part be the developers having worked on the previous series.
11th Mar '16 7:48:22 AM Wuz
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** Alicia, lethally accurate, highly mobile, and eventually able to heal to full in a turn, [[spoiler:and unleash her Valkyria powers when injured]]. She can solo many levels. Most orders given to other soldiers eventually exist to support her one woman war. Scout Rush in general is a GameBreaker (see DungeonBypass above). It's just that as the game progresses, "scout rush" becomes "Alicia rush" due to how powerful she is. This is the reason why the production team decided to nerf the scouts down a bit in Valkyria Chronicles II.

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** Alicia, lethally accurate, highly mobile, and eventually able to heal to full in a turn, [[spoiler:and unleash her Valkyria powers when injured]]. She can solo many levels. Most orders given to other soldiers eventually exist to support her one woman war. Scout Rush in general is a GameBreaker (see DungeonBypass above).in main page). It's just that as the game progresses, "scout rush" becomes "Alicia rush" due to how powerful she is. This is the reason why the production team decided to nerf the scouts down a bit in Valkyria Chronicles II.
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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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the Edelweiss and Nameless Tank for 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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* 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:
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