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->''The darkly prospering days of man have reached an end.''
->''You who have strayed from the cycle of the stars will leave not a trace of your existence.''
->''But fear not. You will no longer feel anything...''
-->-- '''Quote from the Game Over screen'''

''Devil Survivor 2'' is the sequel to the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' {{spinoff}} game ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', developed by {{Atlus}}. It was released in Japan on July 2011 and in North America on February 28, 2012.

One ordinary Sunday TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, [[HelloInsertNameHere a]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high school senior]] and [[ThreeAmigos two of his classmates]] are headed back home after a mock exam session. But their trip home takes a grim turn when they each receive a email on their phones from [[MurderDotCom Nic]][[MeaningfulName aea]], a "dead face delivery site" ([[ObviousBeta in beta]]) supposedly able to show the user a photo depicting the death of any person typed into its search engine; however, it is dismissed as a hoax due to the inscrutable quality of the results.

The email contains a high-quality video of a subway accident that kills all three of them.

To avoid their fate, the three friends forge [[DealWithTheDevil demon contracts]] to become three of the thirteen Devil Messengers, gaining the power to bind and summon demons. However, soon afterwards [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Japan is besieged]] by [[EldritchAbomination extraterrestrial invaders]] called the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Septentriones]], with a new invader arriving on each day of the week. As Devil Messengers, the trio have seven days to defeat all [[GeniusBonus seven Septentriones]] while using Nicaea to avoid their own deaths and prevent the deaths of the other ten Devil Messengers. Aiding them is the JP's ([[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Japan Meteorological Agency, Prescribed Geomagnetism Research Department]]), a government organization who lead the attacks against the Septentriones yet seem to have [[GovernmentConspiracy their own hidden agenda]] regarding the unfolding events.

New features include upgradeable racial skills, and a [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 relationship]] system (similar to the Social Link system in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'') that allows you to bond with the other characters.

Does this storyline and artistry seem familiar to you? Work on the Septentriones' story and art is done by none other that MohiroKitoh!

[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Like its predecessor]], compare and contrast ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.

Devil Survivor 2 has been given an [[http://ds2a.jp/ animated adaptation]] [[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 with its page here]].

It got the same treatment as its predecessor with a UpdatedRerelease for the Nintendo3DS [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/02/report-devil-survivor-2-break-code-announced-has-new-story-content/ Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker]] originally intended to be released the summer of 2013 and now [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHCSLsF0px0 finally released in Japan in late January 2015]] and May 2015 in North America. In addition to a fully-voiced treatment of the original game it will also contain an all-new story arc involving a new disaster perpetrated by a new set of invaders known as the Triangulum, a new character named Miyako Hotsuin, and a crossover with ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' characters appearing as cameo demons.
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!!The ''Devil Survivor 2'' games provide examples of:
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[[folder:General Tropes]]
* AkashicRecords: And they are extremely important to the storyline!
* AllThereInTheManual: The art book has a lot of supplemental information about the characters, such as their heights, birthdays/star signs, where they want to travel, etc., and even goes as far as to mention that Yamato has a younger twin sister named Miyako (as far as the original game goes, she is nonexistent... but she appears in the UpdatedRerelease).
** That last bit is an odd detail, because when this is brought up to [[spoiler:Yamato]] in ''Record Breaker'''s Triangulum arc, [[spoiler:Yamato says that he knows every member of the Hotsuin family and--at least in the world where the main party originated--there is no one named "Miyako" in the family]].
** The game assumes you played the previous game, therefore assuming you know how the demon summoning program works.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Fumi's dress and Makoto's badge.
** Also notable in Record Breaker during the boy's physicals, where Jungo and Daichi are wearing shirts with letters on them. Whenever they're on the left side of the screen, the letters are reversed.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Nobody acts strangely around the violet policeman with pointed ears, but this is a world where government agents can summon demons.
* AnyoneCanDie: Just like the first game, only even worse. [[spoiler:At least one of the player characters dies in any of the endings. About 2/3 of the cast can die, although the game is nice enough to force you to save people after you have failed thrice, so you aren't left with a handful of characters at the end. Worst case scenario, five main characters will die by the end of the game.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCrew: One mission will have you characters form three of these, and depending on route the Meritocracy, Egilitarian, or Fixed factions will all have one, with the route your main character is on having the most badass of them all at his beck and call.
** BadassLongcoat: Yamato and Fumi. A few characters who don't normally wear them have one at least in their possession. In fact, a LOT of characters wear these.
** ScarfOfAsskicking: And those that don't often wear these.
** WorldOfBadass: Most humans who have latent spiritual power have access to summoning demons. However, even those that don't can at least fight demons to some degree (as opposed to the first game, where non-demon summoners were boned by default and the only reason demon summoners could fight back at an equal level is because of a special [[RequiredSecondaryPowers secondary function of the summoning program]]).
* {{Biodata}}: [[spoiler:Everything is stored as data within the Akashic Record. Including a personas death and the world itself. The Administrator has the power to delete the world or rewrite it using the Akashic Records.]]
** [[spoiler:BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Yamato's endgame plan is to convince Polaris to use this to alter the nature of mankind to match his ideal world of merit. Ronaldo, after listening in, derives his own variant of the same plan, substituting merit with equality.]]
* BlandNameProduct: A ruined "Sterbacks" can be seen in Shibuya, and Yuzuru is apparently a reader of "Shoji Leap". And Daichi is into "Aberzombie" apparel. And Joe got scammed into buying an "Armanyo" suit.
** While Io is looking for books, you can ask her if she's looking for [[Magazine/ShonenJump "Shonen Chump"]].
** A complete list of these can be found [[http://alphawiki.net/ds2/index.php?%B8%B5%A5%CD%A5%BF here]], though in Japanese.
* TheBlank: Generic JP's members are drawn without a face for a literal version of FacelessGoons. However, they have a face in universe.
* BlatantLies: Grimehkala says something good will happen if you physically attack him. [[spoiler:He repels physical attacks]].
** [[HalfTruth Well, something good for him, anyways]].
** Ghost Q as well.
--> Ghost Q: ''"Let's have a fair, one-on-one fight!"''
--> *Ghost Q summons a bunch of demons to gang up on MC*
* BrokenMasquerade: The existence of demons is worldwide this time around, so no one can deny demons exist this time round.
* ButThouMust: Interestingly, usually this is just the game getting you to stop joking around.
** Averted in the first battle. You can choose to die, automatically getting a [[NonStandardGameOver mission fail]].
* ButtMonkey: Daichi. You can eventually get him to man up in the end... or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential keep]] [[JerkAss picking]] on him instead.
** The Septentrione Dubhe tries to invoke this. Let's see. He clumsily falls over when Daichi pulls the truck away scared, he looks like a giant (explosive) alien ice cream, and he gets [[DegradedBoss degraded without the explosive element to common enemies with stronger Septentriones]].
** Kama also suffers a lot of abuse during the fourth day.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Aside from combos on CP demons and humans that would be ridiculous to get, the computer enjoys finding lone characters then juggling them with a ranged demon. A few enemies even get unmentioned buffs such as ''anti-almighty'', or making Strong reduce attacks to ''75%'' damage instead of 50%.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Common among the cast, much like it was before. Our hero is one of the few exceptions; while he [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair doesn't have blue hair]], he has very striking blue eyes.
* DealWithTheDevil: A website Nicaea, rumored to show images of someone dying in the future, is much more than just that. Anybody who uses the website can form a contract and gain the ability to summon demons and cast spells through their phones.
* DeathsHourglass: The Death Clocks and Laplace Mail have been replaced by Nicaea, a website that is able to predict ''how'' people will die, but without specifying ''when'' or ''where'', which is relevant to the plot many times.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Like the first game, this game takes every trope Franchise/{{Pokemon}} plays straight and tears them apart. This time, you see first-hand the consequences of a failed demon contract, with a named character no less.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the game, there are no weapons and people have the ability to fight demons using just physical attacks. This can result in a human character easily defeating ancient and powerful mythological entities with just regular melee attacks.
* DiegeticInterface: The various menu functions are presented as apps on the protagonist's phone. Furthermore, the user interface of the Demon Summoning App is shown to look just like the game's top screen, and characters even explicitly refer to names and skills shown there at certain points.
* DysfunctionJunction: The majority of the cast has a tragic back story of some sort. And those who don't tend to have awful things happen to them throughout the story. There are a handful of characters that have generally happy back stories, like Otome who has recently adopted a daughter. But those can be even more tragic if you really think into it, because now Otome's adopted daughter has to live in a destroyed world.
* EasternZodiac: The demons unlocked through fate and the characters personalities tend to correspond with the Chinese Zodiac. Airi for example unlocks Sheep themed demons and Daichi unlocks Monkeys. The only exception being the Anguished One.
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:The Anguished One/Alcor]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: One can make a case for both Yamato and Anguished One liking the Protagonist this way.
* {{Expy}}:
** Many of the cast members revealed so far resemble the [[Characters/DevilSurvivor previous game's cast]] to varying degrees.
** The Septentriones have been oft compared to the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Angels]].
** The main trio is initially quite similar to [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Mikado, Anri, and Masamomi]] both in looks and personality. But as the gameplay continues, only the similar appearances plays out. Unless the player chooses to make the MC answer like Mikado.
*** This is pretty funny because the character designer is SuzuhiroYasuda.
** Jungo and possibly the main character share their appearance with a previous [[{{Catherine}} Atlus game protagonist]]...
** Yamato doesn't really resemble any other ShinMegamiTensei character, but his philosophy is very similar to the Yosuga Reason in ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne.
* EyelessFace: The random mooks from JP's are rendered this way.
* EverythingFades: Even in cutscenes, whenever someone dies, they disappear.
* FaceOfAThug: Keita, who looks like the previous game's Kaido with light blue hair. Surprisingly, other than him being a bit too rash about things and eager to fight the demons, he isn't that much of a bad guy. To a lesser extent, Jungo.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Several; the first notable one is the train crash on the very first day, complete with shots of bloody corpses strewn all over the place. The Nicaea videos provide more of these examples.
* FantasyKitchenSink: A staple of the franchise. You'll summon up [[PhysicalGod gods]] from every mythological pantheon that you can name along with [[TheHero ancient heroes]], [[ArsGoetia Goetic demons]], UrbanLegends, and [[EldritchAbomination horrors from beyond the stars]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The theme that plays when the protagonist is registering for Nicaea ([[HelloInsertNameHere which is where you give the protagonist his name]]) is the Anguished One's {{Leitmotif}}. [[spoiler:Turns out the Anguished One is the one who made the site.]]
* HandyRemoteControl: Practically every weird piece of technology or magic in the game is controllable by cell phone.
* ImprobableAge: At a mere 17 years, Yamato serves as the director and leader of JP's. Partly {{Justified|Trope}} with the explanation that command of the group has been passed down through his family for generations, and they were the ones who ''founded'' it. [[spoiler:And then deconstructed when it turns out that being treated as an adult from the day of his birth has prevented him from developing a concept of compassion, effectively rendering a low-key [[TheSociopath sociopath]].]]
** Likewise, Otome is a practicing physician at only 24. Not impossible (in Japan, anyway), just unlikely. Fumi is also...some kind of scientist at an age (21) when most people probably haven't finished their undergrad degrees yet.
* LandmarkingTheHiddenBase: The JP's Tokyo headquarters are located under the Tokyo Diet Building, while their HQ's in Osaka and Nagoya are beneath the Tsuutenkaku and Nagoya TV Towers.
* LeakedExperience: Leaders not present in the battle get 80% of what the MC gains (which can be boosted with Watchful and Vigilant). Demons with the latter two skills also get LeakedExperience. On NewGamePlus, it's actually more efficient (especially with the EXP cap removed) to solo as much of game as possible with the MC's team. [[note]]With a solo MC, he gets 100% of the available experience and benched humans get 80%. Adding just one other leader reduces experience gains to 50% for the deployed teams and 40% for the benched ones, and it only goes down from there.[[/note]]
* LeyLine: The Dragon Stream.
* LifeDrain: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Life Drain]] skill. Drain does it as well as stealing MP, and [[spoiler:Bonus Boss Alice uses a powered up version called Vitality Drain. Which drains HP from ''every enemy'' within a range of six.]]
* LighterAndSofter: Unlike the first game, the characters are not locked in one city, so the claustrophobic atmosphere and more explicit decay of society into anarchy are missing. Compounding this is the increase in comic relief scenes and the Fate System allowing for rather sweet and happy moments. [[spoiler:The reason for this is that the characters are living comfortably within JP's headquarters and not on the streets. Where the chaos is spreading and affecting the normal civilians who attack JP's in order to get supplies so that they can survive.]]
** Even the covers for the game get in on this. ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' was dark red and black with the characters illuminated by reddish light. ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' is blue and white with the characters illuminated by white light and the main character stretching out his hand like a savior.
** DarkerAndEdgier: On the other hand, it takes much less time for the whole world to go to hell, and the sense that time is running out is much, much greater. Also, the lessened exposure to the anarchy of society breaking down is substituted by the knowledge [[spoiler:existence itself is literally under attack and its going to get a LOT worse before it gets better.]]
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Several times, you'll see some poor human get hit with a blast of ice magic, topple over and shatter. Ouch.
** Most notably seen with Merak's Circumpolarity SignatureMove in the opening of the battle against him.
** You also see a variation of this with fire turning someone to a figure made of ashes that crumble and blow away [[spoiler:in Joe's death clip]].
* LovePotion: Charm inflicts this. [[spoiler:Lilith's boss battle has all the other enemies on the field be men she's cast a spell over and her racial skill Temptation inflicts this on men, women, and demons.]]
* MagikarpPower: Daichi's stat growth doesn't give him particularly impressive Strength or Magic, making him much less desirable in the first days, where most of the battles are about dishing out as much damage in one blow as possible. Crack Multi-Hit and Multi-Strike, though, and his above-average Agility lets him plow through anything that isn't immune to Physical attacks (though arguably Keita does the same job but better, and Hinako has almost exactly the same stat growth but slightly more fragile).
* MediumAwareness: Justified when characters can see the enemy's name and skills, as several shots show the Demon Summoning App is basically the same as the DS's top screen.
-->'''[[MascotMook Jack Frost]]''':"Gree-heetings from the bottom screen!"
* MeaningfulName:
** "The Septentriones" is the Latin name for the seven stars of the Big Dipper (literally, the "seven threshing oxen"), also lending its meaning to a Latin word for "north". They are individually named after each star in the asterism, which is used as a whole as a guide to find Polaris, the ''north star''. And yes, [[ShownTheirWork you can look them all up]] on TheOtherWiki.
** Al Saiduq is also this; it's [[MyNaymeIs a slightly different spelling of Al Saidak]], which literally means "the test", which is also another name for [[spoiler:Alcor, a star system gravitationally bound to the Big Dipper star Mirak]]. [[spoiler:He is the eighth member of the Septentriones, and the only one that is not overtly and immediately antagonistic]].
* MonumentalDamage: Plenty of Japanese landmarks either get wrecked or are shown-to-be-wrecked over the course of the games.
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Drain functions differently in battles between [=NPCs=], not actually draining anything.
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:BonusBoss Alice]] is found in [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI Roppongi]].]]
** [[spoiler:BonusBoss Belial]] is fought in [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Bugeikan Stage]].]]
** [[spoiler:Black Frost]] appearance in the game is one big reference to the first ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''. [[spoiler:His compendium info even states he is powerful enough to become the ''Overlord''!]]
** Joe mentions he's a fan of a [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Featherman Manga]].
** Nitta is a character and Shijima is a reason from [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Nocturne]]. The melody that [[spoiler:Trumpeter]] plays on its horn is a segment of Metatron's battle theme from the same.
** "[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Calm down]]" is the most common response for the Protagonist, with "Calm down, everyone!" being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** In the artbooks Otome mentions that Koharu wants to go to [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI Destiny Land]].
** ''Record Breaker'' adds a few to the [[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 anime]]:
*** Lucifer's design has been switched to his angelic Helel form.
*** Satan can now only be created by fusing together Nebiros and Zaou-Gongen, the same combination [[spoiler:Yamato]] used during the anime's final battle.
* NewGamePlus: You earn titles based on your accomplishments in the game. Each title is worth a certain amount of points that you can use to buy the right to carry over demons, skills, money, the demon compendium, and auction ratings, remove the fusion limit and EXP limit, unlock Mitama fusion, and to buy the right to battle bonus bosses. Previously unlocked demons stay unlocked, and titles carry over from one replay to the next without having to be re-won.
* NiceHat: Yuzuru's flat cap (overlapping with [[SharpDressedMan the rest of his attire]]), Airi's white pillbox hat, and Jungo's black bucket hat much like Atsuro's hat in the last game.
* NintendoHard: Ziodyne and Anti-Phys on ''Day 3'' for a ''miniboss''?! [[ThisIsGonnaSuck OH SHI-]]
* NonStandardGameOver: If you choose to die rather than live at the beginning of the game. Worth trying at least once to see Tico's dumbfounded reaction.
* ObviousBeta: InUniverse example. The Nicaea app is supposed to be in beta, in the same sense as [[GeniusProgramming Google Beta.]] By the Triangulum Arc, however, it's been upgraded to version 2.0.
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted. The sprite used for all police officers is downright diabolical looking, with red eyes shaded by a rakishly titled cap and a sneering grin. You don't encounter any actually evil cops in the game; the art assets are just reused from the first game where you do.
* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Pretty much all of the characters, if you develop fate with them. Io expresses her true thoughts, Daichi gets over his cowardice and attacks demons voluntarily, Joe foreswears being late ever again, Keita saves his teammates, and Fumi stops her experiments to save Jungo (or Daichi)'s life.]]
** IgnoredEpiphany: Unfortunately, while these scenes look more like CharacterDevelopment than [=OOC=] behavior, the apparent changes do ''not'' carry into main story sequences. [[spoiler:Ronaldo and Makoto are hit particularly hard by this.]]
* PostModernMagik: Traditional demon summoning rituals are transformed into a cell phone app.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Similar to social links in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', this game will have the 'Fate System' which allows you to form bonds with other Devil Messengers, which in turn helps them unlock new elemental strengths, special abilities, and new demons.
** Also, only characters with at least Stage 4 Fate will agree to rejoin you in the final day [[spoiler:except Yamato or Ronaldo if you pick one of their opposing sides or Alcor's route, but you can have them both in Daichi's routes. Ronaldo even ends up helping you persuade Yamato into joining you]].
** Mentioned word for word during [[spoiler:the final battle with Polaris during Ronaldo's route.]]
* PunnyName: In the manga adaptation, the main character is given the name ''Hiro'' Kageyama.
* RedShirtArmy: The gold-uniformed JP's members don't even have eyes in their facial portraits, so it should come as little surprise that they get killed by demons and Septentriones. This is deconstructed by how little their SocialDarwinist BadBoss cares. Yamato only cares about the successful; dead subordinates are incompetent ones.
* ScrewDestiny: A major plot point of the game is that the past and future are already written. However, you spend most of the game giving this concept the middle finger and saving people and reality itself from their so-called destiny.
* SequelEscalation: ''Overclocked'' additions included three new playable days and the most voice acting out of any Atlus title produced at the time. ''Record Breaker'' trumps this with the addition of an entirely new, seven day campaign.
* ShoutOut: To [[spoiler:Franchise/MetalGear when Io sneaks in using a box as a disguise during the mission where you rescue Daichi]].
** To WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes when one of your dialogue options is [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny "What A Maroon!"]]
** One of the conversations with Io has her asking you how you knew she was looking for a bookstore. One of your responses is "[[Franchise/TheDarkTower Maerlyn's Grapefruit]]." ''Record Breaker'' changes this particular line, with the protagonist mentioning that he is [[Literature/LordOfTheRings a master of the Palantir]].
** '''Kama''': ''"TING TANG WALLA WALLA BING BANG!"'
** After telling the protagonist [[spoiler:that he proposed to his girlfriend]], Joe sings a ''strange song'' as he walks away.
--->'''Joe''': [[TheLonelyIsland ''Girl you know we've together such a long, long time... doot do doo do...'']]
** One of the demons you can fuse is JoanOfArc. [[KillItWithFire Guess what her weakness is?]]
** During one of Airi's Fate events, she slips up and drops a box of supplies. You can ask her if she's okay, or respond with [[TheSimpsons "HAW HAW!"]]
* StandardStatusEffects: MegaTen mainstays are all here -- poison, paralyze, stone ([[LiterallyShatteredLives with physical/force insta-kills]]), charm, forget (block skill use), and curse (no heal). [[spoiler:Alcor also has the unique "Ill-Starred" effect which adds damage to any attack against the target.]]
* TheStoic: The main character. Unlike the previous game's hero, who could get pissed off/startled, [=DS2=]'s rarely shows any emotion. Even his usual angry/battle-ready pose has the same neutral expression as his default pose.
* StrategyRPG: Though it's a somewhat non-standard one. No [[StarterEquipment weapons or armor]]. No [[WeBuyAnything shops]] (except for the Demon Auction). No [[HealingPotion items of]] [[StandardRPGItems any kind]]. No [[FantasyCharacterClasses character]] [[JobSystem classes]] (in their place, the various demon races that give them unique functions).
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Hinako. Lilith.
* TokenEvilTeammate:
** [[spoiler:Alcor, though his [[BlueAndOrangeMorality values]] fall under different principles.]]
** [[spoiler:Yamato and Ronaldo fall under this better than Alcor does.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: Airi.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse:
** Though in addition to Tokyo, you also get to visit Osaka and Nagoya. [[spoiler:Sapporo and Fukuoka too.]]
** Taken more literally in the Liberator ending where [[spoiler:it's essentially all that remains of Earth and its landmasses, the rest of it taken up by the Void being replaced by an endless ocean]].
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The protagonist, Daichi and Io. Sort of subverted by Joe, who joins the group not too long after they summon their demons, and acts as a fourth to the group even though he was mostly excluded in all the promotional material for the game. "Sort of" because he's not really a peer in their age group [[spoiler:and isn't seen with them in the "true" ending]].
* WesternZodiac: Aside from the Main Character, the Anguished One, and the Ticos, [[AllThereInTheManual an artbook]] have stated that each of the characters represent one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The elements of each sign with Electricity replacing earth usually shows up as a resistance for each character at Fate 1, though there are exceptions. Their birthdays also match their respective zodiac sign.
** The characters gender is also determined by their sign. As positives are male and negatives are female.
** The characters routes, with possibly the exception of [[spoiler:Daichi's Liberator and the Anguished One's Kingmaker]] are based on the Qualities of their Star Signs. Daichi's is Fixed, Yamato is Mutable, Ronaldo is Cardinal, and the Anguished One possibly represents Rebirth [[spoiler:since the world is remade]].
** As a side note, [[spoiler:During the Faction Warfare, only Daichi's team has one of each elemental Zodiac sign]]
** The Protagonist and Anguished One not having any zodiac signs themselves leads to fan speculation that they are the 13th Sign Ophiuchus. A long time later, it was revealed that the protagonist is actually Gemini, which would of course be the only sign there were two of. Anguished One was confirmed in the [[AllThereInTheManual official artbook]] to be Ophiuchus.
* WorldOfBuxom: ''Every'' playable female character is notably gifted. (Yes, including the TokenMiniMoe, who is average at worst.) However, this is only really true of their conversation portraits. All are more modestly drawn in the few video cut-scenes and in their battle sprites.
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[[folder:Septentrione Arc]]
* ActionBomb: Dubhe, Alioth and Merak's spawn.
* AxeCrazy: Bifrons ''likes'' to kill humans. He'll always ask the Anguished One if he can kill any humans in sight. [[spoiler:The only thing that keeps him in check is his master.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Nebiros brings back defeated demons using his Necromancy skill.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Turns out Kama just loves belly buttons.
* BarrierChangeBoss: [[spoiler:Beelzebub]].
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Sure, the whole "creating a new world from scratch" ending resulting in what appears to be a world of GhibliHills is very heartwarming, but you're really going to miss Al Saiduq.]]
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Belial, Nebiros, Lilith, Beelzebub, Sage of Time, and Alice are all NG+ bosses, with Alice being the ultimate boss of the game. Ghost Q and Billiken aren't mandatory in sense that if you spend your time elsewhere, you can skip fighting them, but the former expects you to fight him solo with the MC and the latter has several cutscenes dedicated to him. Beating all of them makes them fuseable, although you need to beat Alice to make Belial and Nebiros fusable]].
* BookEnds: The first battle and the last battle in the game take place at 12:30 Sunday and in two of the six endings [[spoiler:the game ends at the same time and place the story began: in the subway just before the train crash.]]
* BodySurf: Done by [[spoiler:BonusBoss Nebiros if there are any enemies left on the field, and if there's less than 3 demon teams on the field, he uses his turn to summon more]].
* CallBack: A very funny one at that. If you manage to defeat both Botis and Bifrons when you first fight them, [[spoiler:you get Black Frost to fight you in the 8th Day in all routes except Alcor's. What happens when he moves cements a full CallBack to VideoGame/DevilSurvivor...]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Black Frost''': The messenger of love and justice is here! Time for some magical punishment! ★]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Hiro''': (Choosing first answer) Frosty!]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Black Frost''': …Ho? What’re you saying, ho? You got me confused with somebody else!]]
** [[spoiler:The message you get from Nicaea after the credits upon clearing the Anguished One's route give another one to the first Devil Survivor]].
--->[[spoiler:You now have a new world. Let's Survive]].
* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: According to [[AllThereInTheManual the game's artbook]], Ronaldo is half Brazillian, but if you go through his route he'll occasionally greet you in Spanish.
** He doesn't do any such thing in the Japanese version, though, so it's a Woolseyism.
* ChekhovsGun: A event with Joe has him and a NPC mention Billiken on day 2 as a doll and a God of Luck. Come day 6 and said doll is a boss.
* AChildShallLeadThem: In the Meritocracy route epilogue, [[spoiler:the group of people earlier seen defending a little boy in one of Makoto's Fate events is being led by him, who the game still addresses as "Timid Boy"]].
* ChirpingCrickets: Happens twice in one scene, during an event to revive Kama.
* CoDragons: Botis and Bifrons both serve [[spoiler:Alcor]]. Defeating both results in [[spoiler:Black Frost]] taking their place in every route but [[spoiler:Alcor's.]]
* CopyProtection: If the copy protection flags get set off, then during the first boss fight (which starts off as an escape mission then turns into a battle), after the exit is closed off, the event that is supposed to weaken the currently unkillable boss doesn't happen, rendering the game unwinnable.
* CreepyDoll: Billiken.
* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting The Ice Kings]]: Spend enough time with Yamato and Keita and they eventually come out as [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]].
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** No, you can't kill Dubhe with an Almighty-element attack before Daichi drives the truck into it.
** Naming the Protagonist after a plot-relevant character that has six letters or less than their names (either use a first name or a last name) will make the game warn you that another handle is being used with the same name. [[InterfaceSpoiler This is an easy way to tell they are into Nicaea as well]].
** The game will warn you if you accidentally try to put a leader into battle with no skills.
** The passive "Ultimate Hit" makes all your basic attacks almight and changes their name to "Ultimate Hit", the passive Double Strike makes your normal attacks hit twice and changes their name to "Twin Strike". What happens when you use both in the same character/demon? The name changes to "Twin Ultimate", with Double Strike's animation and Ultimate Hit's sound effect.
** The final battle against Mizar. If you [[spoiler:let even a single Mizar copy behind and you finish off the main one first, after the cutscene, the game treats you with a scene of the remaining Mizar being spotted by the cast and forced to jump down and flee from the towers in horror to restart the cycle all over, only to be crushed to death by the Dragon Stream head before it deactivates]].
** During the fight against [[spoiler:The Dragon Stream,]] if you get into a skirmish with another demon, you can [[spoiler:see its head in the background.]]
** Choosing another route that isn't Daichi's, you can't prevent [[spoiler:Io from using Lugh against you]] if you take her down first before she gets the chance.
** If there's a character that ends up dying and was relevant to another character's event, the game will simply have someone else in their place and yield different conversations.
* DiskOneNuke: You can learn Ziodyne much earlier than the other -Dyne spells if you crack it from Botis.
* DissonantSerenity: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2P0CYZIqAY&feature=related Septentriones' theme]] certainly gives off this vibe.
* DubNameChange: The races of the Septentriones were changed to Star for the english release. In the Japanese version their race names corresponded with their ancient Chinese name.
* EarlyBirdBoss: Botis, should you choose to fight him. Ziodyne and Shield All on Day 3? ThisIsGonnaSuck. Fortunately, his speed is so low your entire party will get several shots at him before he moves more than once, and with some planning you can easily remove all his Extra Turns to trick it into spending all of his MP while you whittle away its HP. Also becomes a DiscOneNuke if you manage to crack those two skills with a Joint Crack.
* EverybodyLives: [[spoiler:Implied in the hidden route's Restorer ending.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: [[spoiler:Lilith's Temptation auto skill inflicts charm without fail on males and has a medium chance of working on females/demons.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Ghost Q and [[spoiler:Botis on the last day if you didn't kill him earlier in the game]] when you beat them.
* {{Fanservice}}: Unlike the vanilla version of the game, the [=3DS=] version [[spoiler:adds completely new suggestive portraits of the girls (sans Otome) in the 4th Day's Secret Garden event. The boys' event also get new portraits, except in theirs, they are all wearing simple T-shirts]].
* FailureToSaveMurder: When you receive Keita's death clip, Joe notes that you ''could'' choose not to save him, but wonders if that might not be just as bad as killing him directly.
* FauxYay: You can suggest that Daichi pretends he's gay to lie about his attempted peeping.
--> '''Daichi''': Huh... I might get away with it if I said I was in love with Yamato. ...No. That's too risky. *sigh* I don't think I could keep that ruse up when I'm with the girls.
* FiveManBand: In four of the five routes, there are four major characters depending on which route you take.
** Daichi's Routes:
*** TheHero
*** TheLancer: Daichi
*** TheSmartGuy: Io
*** TheBigGuy: Jungo
*** TheChick: Hinako
** Ronaldo's Route:
*** TheHero
*** TheLancer: Yuzuru
*** TheSmartGuy: Otome
*** TheBigGuy: Ronaldo
*** TheChick: Airi
** Yamato's Route:
*** TheHero
*** TheLancer: Yamato
*** TheSmartGuy: Fumi
*** TheBigGuy: Keita
*** TheChick: Makoto
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During Wednesday, Fumi calls the Protagonist and makes an off-hand comment about Joe asking her to use the Terminals to get to Timor and how the call was cut after he said that. This doubles as GameplayAndStoryIntegration when you do [[spoiler:a quick check in your party menu and see that Joe is absent from your team. Later in the day, you find out he's the next one to die due to his phone running out of batteries and being unable to fight a horde of demons chasing people down]].
* FourIsDeath: There are [[spoiler:five admins mentioned in the story. Polaris is the fourth.]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In the Turn Back the Clock ending, it is continuously stated that the protagonists will need a "strong willpower" to "keep their memories" after [[spoiler:Polaris rewrites the world back at how it was before]]. Guess how the NewGamePlus mechanic works?
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: During the fight with bonus boss [[spoiler:Lilith]] you have to avoid [[spoiler:defeating any of the men under her control or you'll kill them and fail the mission]]. No reason is ever given for why this differs from all of the fights with civilians or JP's members.
** Most likely has to do with them [[spoiler:being ''completely under her control''. They are probably trying to fight you to the death.]] While everyone else fought in the game [[spoiler:are in control besides Fumi.]]
* GetBackHereBoss: The fourth day's boss, in more ways than one. It's actually manifesting at several different areas around Japan, so your team has to split up to kill all parts of it simultaneously, plus once you fight it yourself, it keeps moving around the battlefield to evade your attacks. If it takes too long to kill it, game over!
* GracefulLoser: Botis [[spoiler:in the last day battle against him commends you on having great strength as he dies.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: The e-mail message you get after the credits is in English even in the Japanese version.
* {{Greed}}: Billiken's entire motivation during his battle where he hunts down anything that has macca and kills them to get it. If you don't have any he ''kills you anyway''. Even other demons are terrified of him!
* {{Hammerspace}}: Exactly where does Fumi keep all those laptops?!? She whacks [[spoiler:Trumpeter]] with at least 7 to 10 of em! Her dress is way too small to hold em all...
* HandWave: Explicitly done on more than one occasion by Yamato about how absurdly prepared JP's is.
--> Daichi: An exclusive platform...!? Wait a sec, how is this place still running? I mean, after what happened to the subway...!
--> Yamato: You're wasting time with these useless questions. Let's go.
* AHouseDivided: [[spoiler:By the final day, the party members that are still alive split into three distinct factions concerning what to do about Polaris, and allying yourself with one will cause the party members in the other two to turn against you. However, with the exceptions of Ronaldo and Yamato, you can convince them to rejoin you after the fights if their Fate is high enough.]] On a certain route [[spoiler:you can even get those two to back you up]].
* HumansAreCthulhu: One demon, [[spoiler:Trumpeter]], certainly feels this way after being mercilessly bludgeoned by Fumi.
--> [[spoiler:Trumpeter]]: ''"How do I put this... Humans have become such dreadful beings."''
** Taken literally in that our endless possibilities are able to defy even the fate determined by [[spoiler:the AkashicRecords]], and ultimately {{Deconstructed}} when our relentless defiance of the Divine Order causes [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Canopus]]]] to register humanity as a virus in the Records.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: [[spoiler:Alice. Though all her friends are dead, so she respectfully requests that any candidates "[[{{Catchphrase}} Die for me]]!"]]
* IllGirl: Joe's girlfriend. [[spoiler:Her condition is much worse than she lets on and she eventually dies. However, it seems as though she's brought back to life in the 'true' ending.]]
* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking It Home With Me]]: Taken to some ludicrous extremes by a Badb Catha when [[spoiler:you have to retrieve the pieces of Lugh's essence. If it gets to a piece first, it will squee like a little girl and directly mention this trope.]]
* InterfaceSpoiler: Even if you don't know the [[GeniusBonus meaning behind the name "Septentriones"]], an in game event points out said invaders are all named after the stars in the Big Dipper, leading one to believe there will be seven major bosses across seven days. You might then notice the title logo and the file select screen both feature the Big Dipper as well as an ''eighth'' star, hinting that the game will not end after a week like the original ''Devil Survivor''.
** Another example would be the Fate System, it only applies to party members, but 3 members specifically are added to it and can even get a some ranks long before they join, [[spoiler:those 3 being Yamato Hotsuin, Ronaldo Kuriki, and The Anguished One, Yamato and The Anguished One are both particularly bad for this since they don't join until the 7th Day at the earliest.]]
* InvisibleToNormals: Dera-deka says that you have to have at least some spiritual power already to access Nicaea.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Io is constantly afraid of offending anyone, so she always keeps her opinions to herself. However, this turns into an extreme where if you pick the wrong dialog choices, you could end killing her off several times within the storyline. Her main point of character development is when she finds a kid about to commit suicide because he's despairing over his lost family. Io, whose parents were also killed by demons, finally voices her opinion and convinces the kid to live on.]]
* {{Irony}}: Abraxas is classified as a fallen demon yet Abraxas talks about repelling evil.
* JustInTime / YouAreTooLate: Whenever it comes to prevent a predicted death, you will either arrive just as things are getting grim, or immediately after the irreparable has happened. Even the first failed rescue mission is titled "Too Late".
* KillItWithFire: What Bifrons does to several JP's members and possibly [[spoiler:Otome]].
* LamePunReaction: If you pick ''Boo-njour!'' before the battle against Ghost Q, he'll say you make worse puns than he does.
* LuckBasedMission: The fight against [[spoiler:Yamato]]. As usual for bosses, he gets an extra turn even while attacking from a range, moves insanely fast (though only two spaces at a time), and even if you ''can'' get close, there's a high chance that he'll use Megido twice in a row, which will kill pretty much anything. And of course no weaknesses and Reflect Phys. He also gets even ''faster'' as you defeat the demons around him, to the point where even ganging up on him can still end up with him having the faster turn. Even without the double Megido hanging above your head, he has Revive (Recarm on fallen allies at start of skirmish) and one of his demons has Samarecarm.
* MakeAWish: [[spoiler:Upon being defeated, Polaris will basically grant a wish to whoever defeated her. Each route involves the characters making a different wish. Unless you decide MurderIsTheBestSolution.]]
* MatryoshkaObject: [[spoiler:The materialized Dragon Stream,]] which is made up of a chain of heads linked by NestedMouths. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* MindScrew: Once the AkashicRecords start being mentioned, the game then pulls an absurd number of {{Hand Wave}}s. Said records are [[spoiler:actually files for events given for any point in time, and said files have mostly nothing in them and the files with data in them are progressively being erased]], which justifies why The Void exists. The records are ancient, and they have been known to record every point in history with incredible accuracy [[spoiler:but the Septentriones are the guardians of these records and these records are acting like [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Laplace Mail]] in which they are both missing the files for future]]. However, [[spoiler:anyone can give new data for these files, since these files can be edited by Polaris and anyone who controls it]], which later becomes the goal for the heroes.
* MoodWhiplash: In the Liberator ending, you get a nice somewhat melancholic piano melody that suddenly shifts to the battle theme when the credits roll.
** And in the Chaos ending, the picture showing Yamato reigning over the world is a little less dramatic when you notice the protagonist and his [[InTheHood bunny ears]] in the background.
* MultipleEndings: Like the first game in the series, there are multiple routes. This time the routes include [[spoiler:Ronaldo (Cardinal Ending), Yamato (Mutable Ending), Daichi (Fixed Ending, with three variations including the "True" Ending), and the Anguished One (a very strange ending that could be considered Rebirth). They also have different names each: the person you ally with, a type of star sign, and one of the names listed below. And since Daichi gets multiple endings, the "star sign" names are extended for him]].
** Liberator. [[spoiler:The Kill Polaris Fixed ending is a DownerEnding. The good news is that NOTHING supernatural (good or bad) can ever screw with humanity ever again, and our fate is ours alone to decide. The bad news is that, besides the Void being replaced by ocean, none of the damage done by Polaris has been undone. That means central Tokyo is the only land that exists in the whole world, as over 99% of the Earth's topography is now gone forever.]]
** Restorer. [[spoiler:The Turn Back The Clock Fixed Ending has Polaris rewind time to slightly before the erasure of the world, effectively making the NewGamePlus an in story JustifiedTrope.]]
** Triumphant. Either of the above endings with all the characters recruited [[spoiler:except the Anguished One]]. The "True" ending is the Restorer + Triumphant ending and gives you a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. [[spoiler:The heroes vow not to forget one another when the ResetButton is hit. Bits of their CharacterDevelopment show. Daichi promises to become more mature. Io is bold enough to walk up to you and ask to hang out. Hinako and Airi are getting along well enough to put on a concert together. Keita--who's now a boxer of some renown--is helping Jungo sell chawanmushi. The fear that all the events may happen again is proven invalid when the Nicaea app says that its services are no longer needed and wishes you good luck.]]
** Egalitarian. [[spoiler:Ronaldo's Cardinal route involves the creation of a {{utopia}} where all men are equal. Polaris' powers accomplish this and the civilians, SDF, and JP's work together to rescue survivors and rebuild society. While the game says that the kind of utopia man dreamed about is created, it questions whether or not mankind can maintain its prosperity without a competitive spirit and the drive to excel. The only certainty is that the future is in the hands of the heroes.]]
** Meritorious. [[spoiler:Yamato's Mutable route culminates in the creation of a true meritocracy. Survival of the fittest rules supreme as the weak are oppressed by the strong, and Polaris points out that even Yamato and the Main Character's supremacy could be challenged at any time. On the other hand, creed, color, age and family ties are no longer a bar to individual progress. Those with natural talent or a willingness to improve themselves are rewarded without fail. Demons are also still around this new world. Meaning that humanity must also be careful of demons.]]
** Kingmaker. [[spoiler:The Anguished One's route has you defeating Polaris and having Alcor replace her as the world's administrator. The world is reborn with man deciding its fate. Alcor becomes God, but loses his physical form and though the heroes lose the ability to interact with him, they still feel his presence.]]
** And the sequel goes with [[spoiler:MergingTheBranches: specifically Triumphant and Kingmaker, the two Silver Endings, into a single GoldenEnding. Or so it seems at first, but things soon get more complicated...]]
* NoEndorHolocaust:
** Subverted. Nobody dies when Alioth crashes into Sapporo. [[spoiler:But that's because everyone is already dead.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted later when it's implied that there may have actually been survivors who were crushed by Alioth (and if any survived, the deadly toxins that flooded the entire city would ensure it wasn't for long). Yamato just lied so that everyone won't feel bad about leveling the city]].
* NobleDemon: Botis.
* NobleShoplifter: Done at one point by Daichi and again by Joe towards the beginning of the game. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, given just how quickly civilization breaks down, this act quickly become good intentioned but fairly meaningless.]]
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: [[spoiler:The Anguished One. He feels that humans are too controlled and wishes to bring freedom back to the world. However, being that he is a Septentrione, he comes off as a villain, and in four of the five routes, you and your party kill him. However, on his route, he becomes the essence of the new world, and becomes a god that loves and respects humans.]]
* OneExtraMember: The [[EldritchAbomination Septentriones]] (septem = seven). There are eight of them. The eight one, Alcor, is the only one not presented as a mindless abomination. [[spoiler:He is the true identity of the Anguished One. He is the one that created Nicaea so that humanity can fight their fate of being erased from existence. In one of the routes, he even become a party member]].
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The protagonist and the others were going to be killed by a crashing train; in pops an Obariyon, who holds up the train and cheerily says, "No dying that way! I need to kill you!"
* OrderVersusChaos:
** Interesting not in the fact the themes are present, as they are a MegaTen mainstay, but in the portrayal which follows astrological star sign qualities (Cardinal v. Fixed v. Mutable) than the traditional split. Both the "Law" and "Chaos" factions [[spoiler:rely on Polaris to brainwash humanity to follow their plans of perfect egalitarianism or a hierarchy based on social darwinism (a Chaos mainstay for the series), and Polaris seems to favor the "Chaos" faction more than the "Law" one.]] All three factions are presented as valid points of view but both "Law" and "Chaos" arguably have terrible spokespersons.
** Oddly, though [[spoiler:a possible Neutral/True Freedom/Chaos variant provided by the Anguished One is a weird mix of the freedom of Chaos and a entity who watches over us and will ''never'' interfere with us unlike past Law figures(and Polaris herself.]]
* ParkingGarage: A recurring random battle map, the site of a very violent confrontation with Jikokuten [[spoiler:and the site of Dera-Deka's death.]]
* ThePeepingTom: in the "Secret Garden" cutscene, Daichi and Joe decide to spy on the female cast members' physical exam. The main character can join them too, leading to an eavesdropped conversation of the girls comparing their "assets," and several minor WhatTheHellHero moments later on.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: If you defeat Bifrons and Botis early then on [[spoiler:every route except Alcor's he'll be replaced by the messenger of Love and Justice [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Black Frost]].]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler:What Alcor's route boils down to: You overthrow the administrator of the world and create a new world without it.]]
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:In one of Daichi's endings, you make Polaris [[TimeTravel turn back time]] to before the invasion.]]
** [[spoiler:Not only that, but the whole purpose of the Septentriones are to destroy and recreate the world. They have apparently destroyed and recreated the world numerous times.]]
** [[spoiler:Oh. Bit like [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Kagutsuchi]], then?]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** If you defeat all the demons before defeating Ghost Q he'll decide to run away and must be beaten before he escapes to unlock him.
** This is also Kama's reaction to learning what the cast wants him to do.
* StrengthEqualsWorthiness:
** [[spoiler:[[BonusBoss Beelzebub]]]]'s entire reason for being a boss fight. [[spoiler:He's heard great things about the Protagonist and has come to test that strength.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BonusBoss Belial and Nebiros]] pick the player characters to be Alice's friends because they are so strong that they are worthy of her friendship.]]
** [[spoiler:This is also how Alcor tends to test people's worth. Such as the last day battles against one of his three Dragons.]]
** And of course, this trope is related to why Yamato takes a shine to the MC after the party beats Dubhe as well as [[spoiler:why he fights the MC (to "wake him up") in routes other than his as well as why DefeatMeansFriendship for him in Daichi's route. He did sincerely believe MightMakesRight, after all.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler:this is why Polaris serves as the FinalBoss on routes where your goal isn't to kill her: to test your resolve to change the world.]]
* TakeAThirdOption:
** When pitted against the choice between Yamato's meritocracy and Ronaldo's egalitarianism, Daichi chooses to instead seek for an alternative solution that wouldn't harm anyone. And even though ''he doesn't have a clue'' on how to do it, he still convinces Hinako, Io, and Jungo [[spoiler:if he's still alive]] to follow him.
** Then, the Hero can further take a ''fourth'' option by not joining any group and [[spoiler:convincing the Anguished One to overthrow Polaris.]]
* ThreeAmigos: Notable in that the Protagonist and Daichi didn't meet Io until the beginning of the game. [[spoiler:In the "true" ending, it's hinted that this is their future as well.]]
* UngratefulBastard: As soon as you beat Billiken, the demons he was attacking decide that he was on to something and proceed to attack you for your Macca.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** It is entirely possible to allow certain members to die, and you may be tempted to do so just to [[spoiler:avoid having to fight them later on]].
** Try telling Jungo when you meet him that you're a foe and not a friend. It's like kicking a puppy.
* WaveMotionGun:
** Merak's, the second boss', special attack, Circumpolarity. [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill It's not just for show in the introduction for the fight; it hurts like crazy]].
** The final boss also uses one that covers the only path to reach his core in the [[OneWingedAngel third phase]] of his fight. It also hurts like crazy, but you get plenty of fair warning it's about to happen.
* [[invoked]] WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Joe likes to read a manga called ''Offside Goalie Masashi''. But not only does Masachi not even know how to play the game and has a crippling fear of heights that keeps him from going to the World Cup by plane, but apparently, every goalie in Japan ''dies'' in a "graphic, page-spanning tragedy." The manga would easily border on WhoWritesThisCrap due to its really strange story.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Every day starting on Sunday one Septentrione attacks Japan. Because the alien invaders are named after the stars in the Big Dipper constellation, Hinako speculates that there will be a total of seven Septentriones, with the attacks lasting a week. And according to Yamato the Septentriones have the ability to destroy the entire world.
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[[folder:Triangulum Arc]]

* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The final boss battle [[spoiler:has multiple ones, but special mention goes to the final one where you are practically floating above a universe made out of blue glowing shards of light]].
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Normally, [[spoiler:every scene in the game has two character portraits talking to each other...except one of Fumi's Fate events where you can see three at once]], all in the name of RuleOfFunny.
* BigBad: The Triangulum, whose leader is Arcturus. [[spoiler:Then you find out there's an even greater force behind them that will continue to make the same thing happen again and again]].
* BizarreAlienBiology: [[spoiler:Cor Caroli's main body. It's two faceless female ''naked'' bodies on top of each other, and one of them has Miyako's hair]].
* BonusBoss: Through the rewards' menu, [[spoiler:both Ticos]] serve as one in a NewGamePlus of Triangulum. They are both fought several times during the battle.
* BrickJoke ''and'' CallBack: This arc is positively ''brimming'' with these in regards to the original Septentrione Arc, particularly in [[LevelUpAtIntimacyFive Fate Events]]. There's [[HilarityEnsues plenty of fun]] to be had in this UpdatedRerelease[[note]]Like {{Troll}}ing [[CoolBigSis Makoto]] by [[AccidentalPervert calling her a pervert]] when she visits in the morning, or Io executing [[CrowningMommentOfFunny/DevilSurvivor2 Operation:]] ''[[EpicFail Return of the]] [[ShoutOut Cardboard]] [[MetalGear Box!]]''[[/note]], but there's also some more serious elements recalled[[note]]Like [[{{Expy}} noting the similarities between]] [[WolfPackBoss Spica and Megrez]], or [[{{Deconstruction}} expanding on the actual outcomes of what the original endings really entailed]].[[/note]]
* CassandraTruth: The Protagonist is initially the only one who remembers everything about the previous world and knows what happened. His prior knowledge clashes hard against the rest of the party who don't recall anything and don't believe him until he makes them remember.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:This happens to the Protagonist]] to deal with Spica before it manages to reach the Sky Tower through the sea. The party summons Aramisaki to create a barrier to block its way.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Sorry, bucko. Defeating Arcturus is not the end yet]].
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Everyone but the Protagonist start having a strange dream where they are all killed by Arcturus on the third day. Once said day comes, [[spoiler:it's revealed that it had already happened in a second world]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Technically, most of the main characters' dreams in the previous world are met here: Io is outspoken, Airi becomes a pianist and is able to make an idol group with Hinako, {{Tsundere}} Keita is close friends with Jungo, and Makoto was able to continue her dream as a synchronized swimmer [[spoiler:though she willingly turned it down to join JP's]].
* EldritchAbomination: The Triangulum. Then there's [[spoiler:Miyako in her Cor Caroli guise who looks like two faceless female bodies on top of each other and surrounded by black-and-yellow striped panels with large lady hands]], not to mention [[spoiler:Canopus and its various parts]].
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The Prime Factors massively improve the party's abilities just in time for the final showdown with Canopus. Heat boosts elemental damage, Gravity boosts Physical damage, Time boosts Almighty and Curse damage, and Space adds ''4'' to everyone's movement range.]]
* EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler:The nightmare sequence at the start of Wednesday concerning the aftermath of the battle against Arcturus. Only Yamato barely manages to survive thanks to Al Saiduq's intervention.]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: [[spoiler:Al Saiduq tinkers with the Skill Crack ability to get skills from others to be able to take a hold of Canopus' four factors]].
* TheGhost: Er Rai is frequently talked about as the next Administrator after the Triangulum, but you never get to see him. [[spoiler:It is hinted that he causes the world's destruction after the sacrificial method is chosen]].
* HappyEndingOverride: After saving the world from being deleted at the hands of a group of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s... the world is once again being threatened with deletion at the hands of ''another'' group of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: Airi and Hinako are still prone to doing this even after becoming an idol group, [[{{Irony}} though they both admit they are deathly honest with each other because that will always yield them good results]].
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:And one ending takes this to ForeverWar levels]].
* IdolSinger: Ironically enough, Airi and Hinako end up forming a successful idol group known as [=AiHina=]☆☆ ([[LuckyCharmsTitle pronounced "stars"]]) in this world. Daichi, before regaining his memories, is a total {{Fanboy}} of them.
* InterfaceSpoiler: [[spoiler:Despite Miyako's repeated statements that Alcor and Yamato don't exist, the Fate menu shows two empty spots that aren't filled out after you gather everyone else]].
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: An early conversation with Daichi makes the Protagonist say the website Nicaea as "Nikaya", which is surely a reference to how players used to pronounce the website's name without a clear audible example.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The characters lose their memories of the previous world after being reborn in the new one. They vaguely recall events or have deja vu until something important enough happens that makes them remember.
* LighterAndSofter: Many of the Fate routes are funner and sillier than they were in the previous world, [[MoodWhiplash though some of them have the occasional dip in mood]].
* MergingTheBranches: Takes place after an amalgam of the Kingmaker and Triumphant Restorer endings where EverybodyLives (which you couldn't accomplish in any of the original endings).
* MultipleEndings: There are four endings in the game.
** DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The party, including Yamato, accept Miyako's offer to sacrifice themselves to save the world by making Alcor a rightful administrator with their Administrative Authority with the consequence of not being reborn themselves. This causes the world to regress one more time, but at the great cost of making humanity ([[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse or at least Japan]]) never try to prosper. Although Alcor watches over it, it all goes back to hell with another unknown alien threat that destroys everything and lets the Void consume humanity for good without a force retaliating for survival]].
** Guardian Ending: [[spoiler:The Protagonist decides to become the human administrator of the world to keep it safe from other candidates for the Heavenly Throne]].
** [[ForeverWar Endless Battle Ending]]: [[spoiler:The party decides to fight an endless struggle against all potential administrators every time the world is regressed until they are no more. The next time the world regresses, the protagonist and Daichi barely have time to leave the school building before an invasion occurs]].
** [[GoldenEnding Record]] [[TitleDrop Breaker]] Ending: [[spoiler:The Break Record ending sees that everyone truly gets the happy ending they deserve: Canopus, the admin of the Akashic Records and the one behind the entire mess, is gone for good, the world is once again reset, this time outside of the jurisdiction of the system, meaning there will be no more extraterrestrial invaders ever again, and even Al Saiduq and Miyako are reborn as humans, meaning that ''everyone'' survives to live for the future.]]
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Miyako's main method of saving people whenever they have the chance: sacrifice the few to save the many. [[spoiler:This ideology is what makes the main party oppose her outlandish idea of using them all as sacrifice and her capture of Al Saiduq, who opposed her as well]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: After experiencing the DyingDream, both Jungo and Ronaldo (especially the latter) get really close to Airi to voice out how relieved they are to see her alive and well before they regain their memories. Unfortunately, both forget about invading her personal bubble that they both get smacked with a MegatonPunch by her.
** GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In Ronaldo's case, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything he laughs and says he's never felt better before]], which freaks out the others before he explains why.
* OffModel: Although Miyako was designed by the same artist, her in-game artwork displays thicker outlines than the rest of the characters who have thinner outlines.
* OrderVersusChaos: Order being represented by the Admins, Swords, and the Divine Order of the Universe, with humanity and Alcor as Chaos.
* {{Retcon}}
** The arc starts with a combination of two endings that are physically impossible to obtain in the previous arc.
** The world regression results in this on a mass scale that shows that the characters have truly developed to the point that their own history has changed. Koharu's parents live, Makoto avoids the accident that destroyed her career in swimming, Io has been friends with Daichi and the protagonist for a long time, etc. Things have changed so much for the better that it shows that the current threat is not the result of humanity being stagnant.
* PlotArmor: Unlike the previous arc, it is quite impossible for any of the characters to permanently die as there are no events that require you to be there immediately to prevent deaths. This is pure FridgeLogic because [[spoiler:Miyako wants to force the party to avoid confrontations that may kill them and make her asinine plan to use them all as sacrifice to fix the problem with the Heavenly Throne]].
* RetGone: Yamato has completely disappeared from existence in this arc's world, though the main party still remembers him and try to find out if he's still alive somewhere. [[spoiler:He is, except he's not in their world]].
* RunningGag: The Protagonist's choice to insist Miyako is Yamato wearing a drag.
* TheReveal: Those [[DyingDream dying dreams]] everyone but the Protagonist have had? [[spoiler:It's not quite prophetic, but it's actually a dream of a ''second'' world previous to the one the arc starts at. It reveals the world had been regressed twice, not once]]. For that matter, the reason why the Protagonist isn't in them is because [[spoiler:he performed a HeroicSacrifice between the first and second worlds when Arcturus tried to consume Al Saiduq into the Void. His absence in the second world was what allowed Arcturus to exterminate everyone]].
** Why does Miyako but not Yamato exist? [[spoiler:The truth is that Miyako is an alien replacement for Yamato in the third world while he himself is hiding and working at a higher plane of existence to keep the Protagonist alive by fixing his data]].
* RuleSixtyThree: With Yamato gone from existence, the Protagonist can ask Miyako multiple times if she's Yamato wearing a drag.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Much of the earlygame concerns the cast recovering their memories and rejoining the fight against the latest invaders, the Triangulum.
* ShoutOut: Daichi playing a game called "Evil Beater" on a device that looks like a [=3DS=]. The logo of the game, when looked from afar, resembles DevilSurvivor Overclocked's title logo.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Upon Miyako's introduction, Daichi can hardly stop thinking about her over another female party member. He doesn't even mind if she berates him and admits he likes this side of him.
* ThreeAmigos: The main character, Daichi, and Io are this in the Triangulum world, having been friends with each other for a very long time.
* TotalPartyKill: [[spoiler:In the second world, Arcturus utterly annihilates the entire party sans the Protagonist (who saved Al Saiduq from being consumed by the Void between worlds), and Al Saiduq who saved Yamato in time to regress everything a second time]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Canopus in case you agree with Miyako to sacrifice the whole party]].
* WhatTheHellHero:
** In case you ever start this arc with the NewGamePlus benefit of importing a full deck of demons, the initial demons will complain to you about it. Dionysus especially feels emotionally hurt ([[KickTheDog which is made even more insulting to him if he happens to be the only one not allowed in]]).
-->'''Dionysus''': Aw... This really hurts. I mean, this cuts deep. *sigh* I suppose I'll just go then. I know when I'm not needed.
** If you agree to Miyako's proposition that [[spoiler:you all sacrifice yourselves to turn Alcor into an Administrator, Yamato]] will give you a rather brief one before going along with it.
** The protagonist can call Miyako on [[spoiler:eradicating Aramisaki in one blow]]. Exactly why she did that at all is not explained and comes across as jerkish.
* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler:In the Guardian ending the Protagonist, as the new Administrator, restores the world but erases his friends' memories of him, leading to Daichi, true to this trope's form, thinking he's forgotten something important when he and Io graduate from high school.]]
* ZergRush: Not the phones gone berserk that call demons endlessly, but special mention goes to the one mission where [[spoiler:an endless stream of JP's agents at the planetarium]] will continue to hunt you down until you make a gateway for the whole team.
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