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''Advanced Variable Geo'' (or ''Advanced V.G.'' as {{officially shortened|title}}) is a duology of console {{Fighting Game}}s by the company Technical Group Laboratory (TGL). The general premise, where in the future a grand championship tournament called Variable Geo is held annually to determine who is the strongest waitress in the world, derives from a series of {{H-Game}}s. This page is for the BleachedUnderpants console games only.

The first ''Advanced V.G.'' was a quasi-remake of the original {{H-Game}}, with [[DeletedScene the hentai content removed]]. It was released for the PCEngine (1994), SuperFamicom (1995, as ''[[SuperTitle64Advance Super Variable Geo]]'', with the story mode removed), PlayStation (1996) and SegaSaturn (1997; the H-scenes were restored to this last version in a [[{{Bowdlerise}} Boldlerised]] state). It also introduced the series' overarching plot in which the waitresses (Yuka and Reimi, in particular), were being manipulated from behind the scenes by Reimi's mother, Miranda, whose goal was to use them as test subjects in order to create the ultimate fighting machine.

''Advanced V.G. II'', which released for the PlayStation in 1998, focused on a new character: Tamao Mitsurugi, [[HeroWorshipper a fan]] of Yuka, who wanted to become just like her. She [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] many of Yuka's old rivals, but eventually learned that her hero had lost the will to fight, since K-1 and K-2 were killed by Miranda [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing to defeat her in the previous tournament]]. After re-igniting Yuka's fighting spirit and overcoming Miranda's PsychoForHire, Saki Shinjou, Tamao and Yuka were pitted against Miranda's latest GattacaBabies, the Material twins, after which Tamao defeated Miranda, herself. The saga concluded with the waitresses coming together to prevent Miranda's escape, by unleashing a CombinedEnergyAttack which killed her.

The plot of these games was later loosely adapted for the ''Anime/VariableGeo'' OVA.

Now has a character sheet in progress.
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!!These games provide examples of:
* ActionGirl: Its about an all-womens MMA competition for combat waitresses.
** WorldOfActionGirls: As such, most of them are trained martial artists, while others are self-taught, and even [[BigBad the main antagonist]] and her [[{{tykebomb}} "babies"]] are female.
* AdaptationInducedPlothole: ''Advanced V.G. II's'' opening story mode cutscene suggests that it takes place sometime after the OVA (see the ContinuityNod entry), which creates two problems:
** First, Miranda's already dead in the OVA, which was the reason for [[GrandTheftMe the "Black Goddess" project.]] Whereas in the game, she's still alive.
** Tamao saw the televised match between Yuka and Jun, yet didn't know who Satomi was. Despite Satomi being present at ringside and was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_z3YxPQ20s the reason Yuka won]][[note]]In the OVA, Yuka and Satomi [[ThePromise made a vow to each other]] that they wouldn't allow themselves to lose to anyone, [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou until they faced each other]] at the tournament. Yuka nearly conceded defeat to Jun, until Satomi reminded her of their promise[[/note]].
* AlmightyJanitor: In VG, the waitresses are the most powerful humans on the face of the planet and are competing for the title of "goddess". Which makes them the ideal test specimens for The Jahana Group.
* AllThereInTheManual: There's a few guidebooks and novels that expand the ''Advanced'' universe. Even throwing in the characters introduced in ''V.G. II: Bout of Cabalistic Goddess'' (the direct sequel to the original pre-''Advanced'' game) for good measure.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Like most fighting games, several of the cast are similar to characters from other fighting game series:
** Yuka and Satomi are the tomboy equivalents of Ryu and Ken respectively, due to the nature of their rivalry and their roles (see the DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything entry).
** Though in terms of fighting style, Satomi is often considered to be [[GenderSwap the gender flipped]] equivalent of [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga Kyo Kusanagi]] instead.
** Tamao is comparable [[Characters/StreetFighterAlpha to Sakura]], in that [[{{fangirl}} she greatly admires Yuka]] and strives to become just like her, by emulating Yuka's fighting style. She also has the same backstory - with both being schoolgirls who first saw their respective role models in televised matches.
** And Saki's character design is a mashup of [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga Rugal Berstein]], [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheOrochiSaga95 Iori Yagami]], [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheOrochiSaga96 and Vice.]] Which is also reflected in her personality and fighting style, since she borrows attacks from each of them - including Rugal's "Genocide Cutter", Iori's claw swipes and his "Dark Plume" finisher, and Vice's "Negative Gain".
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Practically half the cast prior to their [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]], although Reimi was by far the most arrogant.
* BerserkButton: For Jun, it's her old nickname of "Bonecrusher"; although prior to ''Advanced V.G. 2'', she also had an extreme distaste for Americans. For Erina, it's people who discriminate against her because she ''is'' American.
* {{Bokukko}}: Yuka refers to herself using the "boku" pronoun and has [[OneOfTheBoys the personality to match.]] So does Jun, whose a straighter example in both departments, to the point of being a [[AmazonianBeauty hot amazon.]] Satomi, on the other hand, is an OreOnna.
* BrandX: Just about every restaurant featured in the games is a ShoutOut to one that exists/existed in RealLife Japan. ''Hanna Miller's'' is based on ''Anna Miller's'', ''Bikkuri Monkey'' is based on ''Bikkuri Donkey'', ''TheRival'' is based on ''The Royal'', ''Skalark'' is based on ''Skylark'', ''Fushiya'' is based on the ''Fujiya Confectionary'', etc.
* ButNotTooForeign: Reimi, whose father Souichirou is Japanese, and mother Miranda is American.
* CatFight: While there's no actual ClothingDamage in-game, the loser of each match is always depicted with their uniform torn to varying degrees, their hair mussed, and their faces are usually covered in scratch marks.
* ChasteTeens: Aside from Reimi (who gets married during her ending in ''Advanced V.G.'') and Yuuki's [[HopelessSuitor one-sided crush]] [[IncompatibleOrientation on Satomi]], the other waitresses are all single and have no canon love interests. Making them a group of [[CelibateHero celibate heroines.]]
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Miranda dies during her escape attempt at the conclusion of ''Advanced V.G. II'', when Yuka and the other tournament entrants [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxntwMlbMk unleash their combined might to shoot down her plane.]]
* ContinuityNod: ''Advanced V.G. II'' has two references, suggesting it takes place after the OVA:
** The story mode opens with [[{{flashback}} a flashback]] to Yuka's match with Jun, using the exact same footage from the OVA. Which is how Tamao [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybYE3jQPDY first saw Yuka in action.]]
** Yuuki's crush on Satomi (first seen in the OVA) was canonized in the second game, where she's Yuuki's end boss battle. Yuuki tries hitting on her before the fight, [[IncompatibleOrientation but her feelings are unrequited.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Miranda Jahana, until her husband and daughter decide to lock her out of the company forever.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Generally, the girls fighting in the tournaments become good friends with each other over the course of the story.
* DesignerBabies: The Hybrids created by Miranda (K-1, K-2, and the twin Material units).
* {{Deuteragonist}}:
** As the heiress of The Jahana Corporation, Reimi serves as both the deuteragonist and as Yuka's [[TheRival primary rival.]] After being defeated by Yuka, she aids her putting an end to her mother, Miranda's, ambitions.
** Tamao takes over the role in the second game, relagating Reimi to the position of tritagonist. She helps rekindle Yuka's fighting spirit by making her see that she wasn't to blame for the deaths of K-1 and K-2, in the previous tournament. They have a friendly match afterward, which Tamao wins, before moving on to face Miranda.
* DisneyDeath / NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In the ending to ''Advanced V.G. 2'', Chiho is shot at point blank by Miranda, and then tells the rest of her TrueCompanions to blow up the plane she and Miranda are in with a SpiritBomb. Everyone thinks she bit the dust until she [[NotQuiteDead turns up at her own funeral]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Satomi's story mode ending in ''Advanced V.G. II'' parallels Ken's from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha SF: Alpha 2]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9el6TjEYJeM Her end boss battle is against Yuka]], who's lost her fighting spirit due to the events of the previous game - just as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG699RzsrE Ken's boss battle is against Ryu]], who'd lost ''his'' fighting spirit after his duel with Sagat.
* DummiedOut: Hidden beneath the datafiles of ''Advanced V.G. 2'' [[http://www.fightabase.com/images/trivia/204.gif are unused sprites]] of Ayako, Satomi, Jun, Kaori, and Manami sporting and posing in swimsuit bikinis. It's unknown whether these were meant for some special winposes or extra fanservice.
* DysfunctionJunction: Just about everybody except Yuka, Manami, and Tamao have ''extremely'' dark or messed up pasts.
* ExcusePlot: As mentioned in the summary, the first two pre-''Advanced'' games [[PornWithoutPlot had virtually no story]], [[spoiler: as the entire point was to see the girls naked and raped]], whenever they lost.
* FanserviceWithASmile: {{Justified}} in-universe, since the tournament is for waitresses only.
* FreudianExcuse: Reimi. Her mother put her through TrainingFromHell, never once acknowledged or praised her, and ultimately used her as a testbed for her GattacaBabies.
* FriendlyRivalry: Yuka and her childhood friend, Satomi, trained together at the same dojo and have been competing against each other since childhood.
* GagBoobs: Yuka's so stacked that she's ''embarrassed'' by her appearance, while Erina uses her melons to carry a lighter tucked between them.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Attempted by Jun, Erina, and Reimi, who all tried snapping Yuka out of her HeroicBSOD [[ToughLove by challenging her.]] However...
** GoThroughMe: Tamao was blinded by [[{{fangirl}} her fangirlism]] [[CoolBigSis of Yuka]] and saw it as them ganging up on her, while she was down. So she took each of them on herself, and [[AvertedTrope made them back off of her.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Invoked during Saki's ending. She's shown silhouetted against a red background as she [[spoiler: kills Reimi, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXWm-VeQROQ by ripping out her throat]]]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Reimi's ("Burning Love!" "Rose Stinger!" "Gryphon Nail!"), Kaori's ("Data Pulse!" "Flat Scan!"), Jun's ("Kubota Buster/Shuttle!" "Earth Shaker!"), and Ayako's ("Mach Spin!" "Rave Storm!") attack names.
* HairColors: About half the cast has plausible shades of brown, black, and in Erina Goldsmith's case, blonde. The other half results in things like Manami's pink pigtails, Kaori and Ayako's shades of purple, and Reimi's silver hair.
* KameHameHadoken: Yuka's "Kyuukyoku Kikou Dan" and Tamao's "Lightning Crash" supers.
* KickTheDog: Miranda's specialty.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the original set of [[HGame H-games.]] The ''Advanced V.G.'' series did away with the {{hentai}} content, making it more of a mainstream fighting game series.
* MeaningfulName:
** Reimi and Miranda's surname, "Jahana" literally means "evil flower".
** The initials "V.G." are assumed to be an abbreviation of "Variable Geo". However, the tournament entrants are referred to as "VG warriors", because they're competing for the title of '''V'''irgin '''G'''oddess. Which implies that they're all ChasteTeens.
* MovesetClone: Tamao is essentially "Sakura" to Yuka's "Ryu". And, in a unusual twist on the trope, Chiho was originally a ShotoClone as well, but was given a different moveset once Tamao's character was introduced.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Advanced V.G.'' makes waitressing [[RuleOfCool look cool and exciting]], by having them duke it out in [[SupernaturalMartialArts an MMA competition]] for the title of "Goddess". Except they uncover a nefarious scheme [[CorruptCorporateExecutive by the tournament sponsors]], involving genetic hybrids. They may as well call it ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters "The Queen of Fighters".]]''
* {{Ninja}}: Chiho is descendant of the Masuda Clan and is their heir apparent. While her cousin, Kyoko, is from the Kirishima Clan, which is one of their branch families. Between the two, Chiho is the more [[FragileSpeedster traditional example.]] Kyoko is the [[StoneWall exact opposite.]]
* MultipleEndings: In ''Advanced V.G.'', each character (with the exception of Reimi) has a second ending that can be unlocked when Normal Mode is beaten on one of the higher difficulties.
* TheOneGuy: K-1, who is the ''only'' male to ever be seen in a combat role.
* ParentalAbandonment: Yuka's parents died when she was younger (she was raised by her grandfather however). Satomi's parents died in a car accident. The whereabouts of most other characters' are never elaborated upon, although in Erina's case, her desperate longing to bring her grandmother to Japan might be a good indicator that her parents are gone as well.
* PlayingWithFire: Satomi might as well be a GenderFlip of [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kyo Kusanagi]]. Erina uses KiAttacks to supercharge a cigarette lighter to create a makeshift flamethrower.
* TheRival: Yuka has several in the game continuity:
** Reimi becomes a rival to Yuka, following her defeat at the end of the first VG game. Though she still remains aloof towards Yuka, regarding her more as a WorthyOpponent, than a friend.
** Tamao is a straighter example, being [[{{fangirl}} a fangirl]] of Yuka, much like Sakura towards Ryu. As such, she emulates Yuka's fighting style in order to become more like her hero and tests herself by competing with her.
** Jun develops a decent amount of respect for her too, though she seems to have more of a rivalry with Erina Goldsmith that borders on them being VitriolicBestBuds.
* RyuAndKen: Yuka and Satomi's [[FriendlyRivalry friendship/rivalry]] is portrayed in similar fashion (noted in the AlternateCompanyEquivalent and DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything entries).
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: For the cover of the second game, [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/5/9/8/36598_front.jpg Yuka and Tamao are about to punch you!]]
* ShockAndAwe: All of Miranda's hybrids have the power to summon lightning and channel it directly from their bodies.
* ShortlivedAerialEscape: Noted near the end of the summary and in the CombinedEnergyAttack entry.
* SomethingAboutARose: Reimi's red roses are her trademark.
* TheStinger: After the credits of part 2, Tamao, Yuka, and the others are shown visiting Chiho's grave... When a hand suddenly touches Tamao's shoulder and she has a big smile on her face and she turns back to see who it really is.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Miranda tries to pull this in the climax of ''Advanced V.G. 2'', [[SubvertedTrope but doesn't make it very far]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: Miranda disposes of K-1 and K-2 for failing to defeat Yuka, at the end of ''Advanced V.G.''.
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