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[[caption-width-right:350:In case you didn't notice, there are big melons in the Frontier.]]
'''Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier''' is an EasternRPG for the NintendoDS released in May 2008. Although this SpinOff does not take place in the same universe as the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' games, it is nonetheless [[{{Continuity}} tied to]] [[GaidenGame its story]].

The Endless Frontier is a collection of multiple worlds connected by dimensional portals known as "Cross Gates". In one of these worlds, BountyHunter and [[HandsomeLech amateur ladies man]] Haken Browning and his ArtificialHuman {{sidekick}} Aschen Brodel explore the ruins of a crashed spaceship, one they were both found in when Haken was just a baby. Inside they find, much to their surprise, a rather [[GagBoobs well-stacked]] young woman with a [[{{BFS}} big-ass sword]] and a [[MsFanservice tiny dress]] sleeping in the crew's quarters. Turns out she's Kaguya Nanbu, TheOjou of one of the Frontier's worlds. Upon finding out there's a reward for her safe return, the pair decide to accompany her home. Since this is roughly the first ten minutes of the game, things naturally start to snowball from there: strange Mid-Keil crystals start sprouting up all over the Endless Frontier, and some very familiar-looking robots connected with a war that happened ten years ago have appeared again. Secrets, conspiracies, spankings, and lots and lots of boob jokes await.

Along the way, our heroes run into a number of travelers from outside the Endless Frontier: Reiji Arisu, a law enforcement agent of Shinra from Earth, his [[FantasticFoxes fox-spirit]] partner Xiaomu (you may remember them ([[NoExportForYou or not]]) from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''), and KOS-MOS, a RobotGirl from [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the far future]]. Unfortunately, their problems have tagged along, too.

''Endless Frontier'' uses a TurnBasedCombat system to ''Namco X Capcom'', where orders are issued via ActionCommands, instead of the usual system interface typical to Eastern [=RPGs=]. Attacks can be chained into {{combos}} with one another to ensure an enemy cannot get a bead on the party when it's their turn to attack, allowing long attack combinations. The player can also issue a set of new commands during these attack strings, such as allowing the next party character to continue the combo, request assistance from characters placed in reserve or executing an "[[LimitBreak Overdrive]]" to maximize damage and achieve bonuses post-battle. Like its [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars namesake]], {{mecha}} do appear in the game, though they take a back role, appearing around a few meters tall compared to their counterparts, and are only available as an assist.

A sequel called ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' was released in February 2010, with a somewhat wider focus: The Fairies (really, [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]) from Elfetale fled the Endless Frontier during the war and ended up spending the next ten years co-existing with the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]. When a Shura fortress (coincidentally the one the Fairies are mostly living in) ends up getting tossed into the Frontier, Elven Princess Neige Hausen sets out to find out what is going on. Accompanying her is young Shura warrior Aledy Naash, who has the additional job of tracking down a Shura artifact that decided to step off its pedestal and take a walk, particularly before their rivals find it first. Meanwhile, the Endless Frontier is abuzz regarding the reappearance of Mid-Keil crystals, alongside new entities with their own ambitions. To make matters worse, more [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance remnants of a warmongering faction]] are on the move again, with their own schemes. However, a few individuals from beyond the Endless Frontier have made their way into the setting.

Understandably, ''EXCEED'' features a much-expanded cast. In addition to new faces, the entire cast of the previous game joins the party, including Reiji, Xiaomu, and KOS-MOS (who also brings [[{{Xenosaga}} MOMO]] along this time). ''EXCEED'' even pulls in [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] from the main ''Original Generation'' instalments, including Mark Hunter, a character from an obscure Banpresto SuperFamicom RPG called ''Gaia Saver''. The combat system is also refined, doing away certain {{Scrappy Mechanic}}s and easing gameplay to fit the much wider selection of characters.

While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization for EXCEED]]. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''NamcoXCapcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], from the ''Original Generation'' series.
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!Tropes regarding ''Endless Frontier'' and multiple characters include:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: Inverted due to being PlayedForLaughs when [[DisproportionateRetribution Xiaomu cracks a dumb joke and gets a spanking from Reiji]]. The only person to so much as blink is Kaguya. Subverted anyways, since [[TooKinkyToTorture Xiaomu likes it]].
* AcheyScars: Reiji
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Any decent physics engine would've rendered Kaguya immobile (or at least a hunchback) and if she could move, she'd: A) overbalance a lot, and B) have to put her dress back on after every fight (hmm...[[FanService perhaps that's not so "acceptable," after all]]...). It also wouldn't have allowed the acrobatics and enemy tossing the party can do.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: In ''EXCEED'', up to four merchants/shop owners join the party. Naturally, the player isn't given freebies.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: A joke made at Dorothy Mistral's expense. Reiji comments on how there's literally no conversation that isn't [[strike:laced]] drowning with innuendo.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit]]; interestingly, [[spoiler:the Wahrschein Lichkeit's a fragment of the corpse of the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Neue Regisseur]], the eternal guardian of the universe who existed since the beginning of time. In ''Original Generation 2'', when questioned by the heroes, Neue Regisseur vehemently denied being God]].
** Granted, [[spoiler:the Neue Regisseur hadn't created any universes at the time. Wahrschein Lichkeit was being quite literal]].
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of details regarding the story are in ''Original Generation 2''. If you've played that game, you'll know more about the story than the characters do. Similarly, most of the information regarding Reiji's pursuit of Saya and [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} T-elos]]' hate for KOS-MOS is glossed over. You'll have to play ''Namco X Capcom'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga Episode III]]'' to learn the details.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: Residents of Kagura Amahara call all robots ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakuri_ningyo karakuri]]''. Princess Suzuka controls her Jyaki-GUN-Oh like a marionette through strings attached to her [[PaperFanOfDoom fans]]. In ''EXCEED'', the Shura refer to their mecha as "Rasetsu-Ki".
* AnAxeToGrind: Ezel Granada uses one, and proves very effective with it. Also in the first game are decapitated skeletons carrying their skulls in one hand and an axe in the other.
* AnimeHair: Kaguya's RapunzelHair and Xiaomu's multiple ponytails. In actuality, the latter's are actual tails.
* AntiHero: Though none of the characters are very far down the scale, whenever anyone suggests doing anything excessive, it gets lampshaded.
* AnotherDimension
* AscendedExtra: Dokugozu and Dokumezu were simply Saya's {{Elite Mook}}s in ''Namco X Capcom''. Here, they become support antagonists each with a distinct personality.
* AssKicksYou: One of Xiaomu's attacks ends with this at the end of the string
* AtlantisIsBoring: Aside from the Wilkurkind's ruins, you can't explore the aquatic realm of Varna Kanai.
* BackFromTheDead: Saya, the villainess from ''Namco X Capcom'' who was rather [[BoomHeadshot blatantly killed]] in that game, returns in this game [[UnexplainedRecovery with no explanation]]. The kicker about the "no explanation" part? Even ''she doesn't know'' why she's back.
* BagOfSharing: Being an EasternRPG, this is standard.
* BagOfSpilling: In regards to ''EXCEED'', where did all our Z.O. Swords and Monolith Armor from the first game go? Also applies to the whereabouts of the Alt Eisen Nacht and Weiss Ritter Abend.
* BattleCouple: In ''EXCEED'', Axel and [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi]]]] are treated as a single unit during gameplay, since they always attack together.
* BetterThanABareBulb: There's LampshadeHanging everywhere, on nearly everything.
* BilingualBonus: The localization only translates the script; the voice-acting is left untouched, and there's no captions for them, so you either need a grasp of Japanese or dig into your {{Ascended Fanboy}}ism to understand the victory quotes and start-of-battle banter.
* BossRush: Because of scripted boss fights and a 100% flee rate from {{Mooks}}, the games can potentially feel like this. Played straight and more properly in the first game while exploring Wilkurkind, and once again near the end.
* BottomlessMagazines
* {{Brainwashed}}: In ''EXCEED'', [[spoiler:Pete Pain's use of "Code: PTP" (Play The Puppet) on both Cardia Basirissa and Aschen, and later Rig the Guard taking control over KOS-MOS]].
** Haemlin the Pied Piper also brainwashed people to fight Aledy and company, leading to DefeatMeansFriendship.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CanonImmigrant: Developer Monolith Soft seems to be making citizenship applications for their ''Xenosaga'' and ''Namco X Capcom'' characters with ''EXCEED''.
* CatFolk [[CatsAreMean Are Mean]]: Koma and Katze Kotolnos, usually
* ChekhovMIA: [[spoiler:In the first game, notice the W-03 and W-05 pods in the ''Neverland'' are open and their occupants missing. Guess who shows up in ''EXCEED''?]]
* ChestBlaster: KOS-MOS' "D-Teneritas" (and to a greater extent, KOS-MOS's "X-BUSTER"), Gespenst Phantom's Neutron Blaster and T-elos' "U-Teneritas". The Jyaki-GUN-Oh has light artillery mounted on its torso that stuns {{Mooks}} with surprising reliability.
* ClingyCostume: [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kouta Azuma as Fighter Roar]]]] suffers this problem in ''EXCEED''. Wouldn't be that bad if the main crew didn't decide to go [[HotSpringsEpisode relax in a hot springs]].
* {{Combos}}: A key part of combat, which involves juggling (we don't mean ''[[{{Gainaxing}} that]]'' kind...yet) and preventing {{mook}}s and [[BossFight bosses]] from scoring an evasion.
* ColonCancer: Just to be precise, the sequel ''EXCEED'' has '''four''' different qualifiers. Super Robot Wars; Original Generation Saga; Endless Frontier; and EXCEED.
* ContinuityNod: In conjunction with IKnewIt, the [[BadExportForYou Japanese-only]] [[AudioAdaptation drama CD]] bundled with the first game confirms Aschen's [[spoiler:part of [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lemon Browning's]] W-Numbers series of [[ArtificialHuman androids]]. W-00, the first in the series, was mentioned in the ''Original Generations'' VideoGameRemake and is identified here as Haken]].
** ''EXCEED'' continues on from the events of ''Original Generation Gaiden'', namely [[spoiler:Axel's investigation of Lemon's "Project EF"]]. The pre-order ''EXCEED'' drama CD is actually a prequel leading up to ''EXCEED'', about how Axel, [[spoiler:Alfimi and Kouta]] wind up in the Endless Frontier from the ''Original Generation'' universe.
* CuteLittleFangs: Suzuka and Koma
* DeathByIrony: Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Haken while exploring the Dulces Tomb:
--> "We've worked too hard to suffer lame ironic deaths like being killed in a cemetery!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Virtually everyone lays the snark on thick as hell, but Aschen's primary personality programs deadpan to an art form.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Maybe it's a tentacle, molesting the planet itself."
* {{Double Entendre}}s: Followed by triple and quadruple entendres, and sometimes just plain innuendo and flat-out propositioning. Any dialogue ''will'' feature one eventually.
* DualWielding: KOS-MOS with her signature dual [[GatlingGood gatling guns]] and Reiji with his [[PlayingWithFire fire-based]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning-enhanced]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] ''and'' revolver and shotgun. Xiaomu also uses two pistols, and Haken will sometimes fire his HandCannon and assault rifle together.
** Subverted in regards to Reiji: despite having two katanas, he rarely uses both at the same time (mostly because he carries his weapon rack in one hand). Saya has ''three'' katanas, but will never use two at any given moment, due to her style focusing on ''iaijutsu'' (quick-draw).
*** Played straight in ''EXCEED'' for Reiji, where several of his attacks use both katanas in rapid succession, with one attack involves him rapidly dual-wielding them.
* DuelBoss: Any boss that ''isn't'' a FlunkyBoss
* DynamicDifficulty: Averted; compared to the main series, there's none in this SpinOff
* EasyAmnesia: Axel [[spoiler:and Alfimi]], upon arriving in the Endless Frontier. In fact, Axel shifts into his ''[[FanNickname Ahoseru]]'' persona from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance''.
* EnemyMine[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: ''EXCEED'' [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil made it public knowledge]] that almost ''all'' villains from the original become supporting characters in the sequel. Saya even performs the CombinationAttack ''Jyuu no Kata Kiwame'' with Reiji and Xiaomu.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: And, of course, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
--> '''Aschen''': "It appears there are more princesses than countries in this world."
* ExposedToTheElements: Subverted in ''EXCEED'', where two areas are frozen over and the {{Stripperiffic}} girls (namely, Kaguya and Neige) immediately start complaining about the cold.
* {{Expy}}: See the [[Characters/EndlessFrontier character page]] for details. A more direct example are Reiji and Xiaomu being expies of [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu and Excellen Browning]] of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2''. In fact, multiple multiple {{mook}}s, {{Elite Mook}}s and half the soundtrack are all derived from elements of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' franchise.
* FanService, FetishFuel: Unleaded on both accounts. ''Endless Frontier'' pretty much makes up for the lowered amount of both in the more recent [=SRWs=]. Also lampshaded mercilessly.
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FightInTheNude: Justified - only two or three characters actually get something different than what they're using for weapons; for the others, it's an ammo or targeting chip upgrade. Armors are worn under the character's signature outfits.
* FightWoosh: On both screens
* FingerlessGloves: Pretty much half the cast
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A background element in one cutscene for ''EXCEED'' reveals that [[spoiler:"Code: DTD" (Dust To Dust) overrides both Code: PTP and "Code: ATA" (Ashes to Ashes)]] well before that information comes into play.
* FlunkyBoss: Nearly all of them, though subverted for the first [[spoiler:[=ArkGain=]]] fight in the original game.
* FunnyAnimal: Lee Ly, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Katze]], Shirou and Rubor Cucullus
* GagBoobs: Kaguya invokes this the most, but then again, she's a playable character and has StockFootage. Anne Sirena, on the other hand, ''may'' be going over the line:
--> '''Anne''': "Heh heh... Just so you know, I haven't even reached my full potential yet!"\\
[TROPER GENERAL'S NOTE: Anne's already pushing a North American DD-cup/Eurasian F-cup]\\
'''Suzuka''': "What!? I don't believe it!"\\
'''Xiaomu''': "OK, that's crossing the line from titillating to just plain creepy."
** Put it simply, there are only two breast sizes in the games: large and flat. BOTH are played for more jokes than you can imagine and a boob joke ''will'' be stuck into any conversation possible by misinterpretation or snarking. Hell, the animated opening for ''EXCEED'' has one bit where Xiaomu's examining herself and leering at the chests of the other girls.
* GaidenGame
* GainaxEnding: The BigBad of the first game mumbles about motives and being responsible for the state of the world, then attacks the heroes when they ask for elaboration. After winning, the heroes inexplicably appear in their home dimensions, [[spoiler:of which the Endless Frontier has now returned to being a singular world, with the crossover characters having disappeared and supposedly returned to their respective dimensions]]. Rather than trying to figure out what just happened, the cast (and seemingly the inhabitants) writes it off as a victory, but goes back to bickering with each other.
* {{Gainaxing}}: ''Gratuitiously''; Kaguya's SuperMovePortraitAttack has a ''very'' noticeable bounce, and her battle sprite has one during her "Hourai no Eda" attack.
** In combat for ''EXCEED'', while awaiting commands, any female character who isn't flat will bounce.
* GatlingGood, MoreDakka: The Jyaki-GUN-Oh carries ''eight'' gatling guns, while the Alt Eisen Nacht gets a small mention with a right-arm mounted five-barreled gatling gun. Naturally, KOS-MOS and T-elos can call out gatling guns from their HyperspaceArsenal.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: [[GratuitousEnglish English]] and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] are most prominent, especially considering they left the voice acting untranslated for the localization. Haken uses some [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]] to fit his cowboy theme.
* TheGunslinger, GunsAkimbo: Haken, Reiji and Xiaomu
* HadakaApron: Xiaomu appears in one of her Overdrives in ''EXCEED'', along with a {{Meido}} outfit, gym bloomers and a wedding dress.
* HotScientist: Marion Sumii and Dorothy
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Shuten and Suzuka
* HumongousMecha: Subverted; the {{mecha}} present are actually 2-3 meters tall, around 1/10 of their actual size. The cast even remarks they'd be crushed by a 20-meter SuperRobot, not that they're aware most of those regularly clear double that height.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The characters make lots them
* HyperspaceArsenal: KOS-MOS, T-elos and Dorothy; what's wierd about the latter is unlike the former two, since they have the technology to perform this trope, Dorothy hides literal ''bombs'' under her dress.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The team consists of 2 guys and 5 girls; no antagonist group is all-male oriented. ''EXCEED'' bucks the trend by adding more males to the party (Aledy, Katze, Ezel, Axel and [[spoiler:Kouta]]). Still, by endgame, the girls outnumber the guys in the main group.
* InconsistentDub: See {{Woolseyism}}. Justified with Kaguya's "[[{{BFS}} Goshiki Zankantou]]", which would have been translated as "Type-5 Colossal Blade" if they hadn't chosen to leave everything about her in its original Japanese.
** Supplement on the Goshiki Zankantou: the kanji translates to "Protection Type Crown Cleaving Sword", rather than the normal "#-Type Ship Cleaving Sword".
** Atlus translated the family name of a missing royal family as "Howzen", when it's most likely "Hausen", after [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Shine Hausen]] of ''Original Generation''. Made more apparent with Neige Hausen in ''EXCEED'', a princess from Elfetale now returning to the Endless Frontier.
* KickTheDog: Pete basically amounts to a "successful ''Original Generation'' [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsReversal Duminuss]]": [[spoiler:he forces Cardia to blow herself up with Code: ATA; he actually ''succeeds'']].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Every Agrado Heim member]]
* LampshadeHanging: All.The.Time.
* LaserBlade: KOS-MOS' "DRAGON TOOTH" and Henne's "Roche Saber", the latter being a ShoutOut to the same named weapon for Personal Troopers in the main series.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: ALL. THE. TIME.
* LighterAndSofter: Significantly more comedy-oriented than the rest of [=SRW=]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''EXCEED'' drop tons of characters in the party. The support characters manage to [[IncrediblyLamePun exceed the number of playable characters]].
** Especially notable when watching ''EXCEED'' gameplay videos revealing some really crazy chains of support combos. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-EStpXdJQ This one]], for instance, doesn't use any of the villains and leaves out several of the main heroes (old and new entrants), but it's still the "Energizer Bunny" combo: [[HolyShitQuotient it just keeps going and going and...]]
*** By the end of ''EXCEED'', the main party has 15 females, 7 males and 6 mecha. Done perfectly, it's possible to chain attacks lasting 12 Support Attacks (4 Assists plus another 4 from a specific Spirit Command and 4 Support Attacks), 20 attacks from the vanguards and an Overdrive to finish.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Only for enemies in the first game - they can guard and can use "[[ScrappyMechanic Forced Evasion]]". ''EXCEED'' gives the player the option to also use the latter.
* MagicSkirt: Kaguya and Neige
* ManChild: Xiaomu usually accuses and teases Reiji as one. While this can be seen as a maternal form of teasing, she kind of has a point.
-->'''Xiaomu''': "I bet Haken was all "I'm risking my life to save a girl!" and you were all "Boo hoo hoo, let me come, Haken! Please!" [[GenreSavvy You might kick tremendous amounts of ass, but you'll always be a little kid on the inside]]!"
-->'''Reiji''': "......"
-->'''Haken''': "Heh. Looks like you'll be a kid forever then, Mr. Romantic. [[DeadpanSnarker You were right... A damn fine woman]]."
* MayDecemberRomance: When Xiaomu learns Neige's 117 years-old and Aledy's 17, she teasingly consoles her that it'll somehow work out. Might also apply to Xiaomu and Reiji, if the wind blows that way.
* MilitaryMashupMachine: Zeit Krokodil and Giant Marquis
* {{Meido}}: Xiaomu plays it straight in her new Overdrive for ''EXCEED'', effectively turning her into a CosplayOtakuGirl.
** Neige wears the outfit, but averts it, except in one post-battle banter, Aschen in Code: DTD starts berating Neige, leading her to "beg for forgiveness" and addressing Aschen as "my master".
* MythologyGag: ''Asstons''
* TheNicknamer: Pretty much ''everyone''. In the official guide for the first game (Japanese-only), there's a list of nicknames for each character. Kaguya has at least twenty, all of them reference either her [[GagBoobs breasts]], status as a princess, or both.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Suzuka bursts into a rather impressive one at random moments, mostly while mowing down targets with her [[AMechByAnyOtherName karakuri's]] [[MoreDakka numerous]] [[GatlingGood gatling guns]]. Also applicable to Neige in ''EXCEED''.
* OurOgresAreHungrier: There are three types of ogres in the Endless Frontier - the "Master Ogre", "Studious Ogre" and "Nerdious Ogre". All three wear NerdGlasses and carry a magic tome.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Person]]: Suzuka takes this role until Reiji joins the party.
* OurElvesAreBetter: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; while a variety of elves come into play at various points, from random encounters featuring shotgun-toting elven girls and elven {{commissar}}s with [[GunsAkimbo dual submachine guns]] to {{Hot Scientist}}s Marion and Dorothy to ''EXCEED'' female protagonist Neige, none of them are your typical Earth-attuned elitist variety.
** The Wild and Wood elves? Instead of "Earth-attuned," "Magical-attuned" would be more appropriate.
* PartyInMyPocket: Haken seems to keep the group in a hyperspace arsenal. In ''EXCEED'', Aschen for a short while and Aledy for the rest of the game invoke this.
* PettingZooPeople
* PortalNetwork: The Cross Gates, [[spoiler:until the defeat of the first game's BigBad]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The whole cast counts as this
* RandomEncounters
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Nearly any character, mook or villain who doesn't wield a weapon
* RatedMForManly: The four male protagonists are a cop, a cowboy, and two badass martial artists. The females are a foxgirl, a demon-girl, two [[RobotGirl Robot Girls]], and a pair of busty princesses for good measure. And to top if off, they got a half-dozen armored assault mecha for ''sidekicks''.
* RazorFloss: What Otone and [[AllThereInTheManual Suzuka]] use
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Suzuka and Xiaomu. Despite her look, Neige's bio indicates she's 117 years-old.
* RecurringBoss: Expect to fight most bosses at least twice throughout each game.
* RobotGirl: Aside from Aschen and KOS-MOS, {{Evil Counterpart}}s Cardia and T-ELOS, respectively
* RuleOfCool: Despite lacking HumongousMecha, both games run on this like its home series.
* ShoutOut: Tons - ''GaoGaiGar'', ''HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...
** Coupled with MythologyGag, there's just far too many to list, but this [[http://www21.atwiki.jp/mugefuroexceed/pages/52.html Japanese wiki lists all known examples]] in ''EXCEED''.
** And at one point, Aschen calls Kaguya and Suzuka "WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken".
** In ''EXCEED'', apparently KOS-MOS has gotten ahold of one of Jr's gun techs and one of Shion's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65u1FOuHM2I close-range techs]] from ''Xenosaga Episode I''.
** There's one for '''Theatre/AvenueQ''', of all things:
--->'''KOS-MOS''': "Strange, in my time the [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet is for-]]"
** Xiaomu shouts out [[TheLoneRanger "Hi-yo, Silver!"]] during her Nicho Sigaisen attack.
*** It's more likely she's just saying the name of her pistols, aptly ''named'' "Silver". "[[DanGaiOh XIAOMU WAAAAAAAVE]]", on the other hand...
** In ''EXCEED'':
--->'''Haken''': "[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Let's]] [[ActorAllusion Play]]." ([[VideoGame/ProjectXZone Becomes a]] HilariousInHindsight)
--->'''Aschen''': "[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Revolver Knuckle]]!"
** In Formido Heim for the first game, Koma (re)introduces herself as "[[{{Shaft}} Who's the cat that won't punk out when there's danger all about]]? It's Koma!"
* SpamAttack: Not only are some attacks just repeated hits with the same weapon, but the player can force this by editing the command roster for the 5 moves a character can use with 100% of their command bar.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* SplitPersonality: Normally, Aschen's the resident DeadpanSnarker [[StraightMan straight woman]] to Haken's playfulness, but once that PowerLimiter is removed or she overheats, she takes a level in [[GenkiGirl cheerfulness and hyperactivity]] that would make Excellen proud.
** KOS-MOS also has this, though it's much more subtle: she goes from sharp monotone to a soft, normal voice that's triggered randomly during the final hits of her Overdrive. Some of her pre-/post-battle quotes uses this tone of voice, too.
* StandardHeroReward: The ending of the first game. All Haken had to do was travel through a few worlds, fight hordes of mercenaries, ogres, mutants and whatnot, face a ton of bosses ''a lot'' of times each and save the Endless Frontier from an AssimilationPlot. Lampshaded by Haken right before the final dungeon:
--> "...Of course I'm doing it to get the girl! The world can bite me."
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Notably Kaguya, but Aschen and KOS-MOS, upon entering their Overdrive, ''shed'' their clothing. Neige in ''EXCEED'' also counts.
** Played with: in ''EXCEED'', there's a section of the world covered in ice due to the local leader being AnIcePerson. RealityEnsues as the underdressed Kaguya and Neige start complaining about the cold.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Used and abused frequently
* SupportPower: Party members in the back row can do this. Essentially, each character has a Support Attack that can only be triggered when they're currently not in the front row. Furthermore, each support-only character in ''EXCEED'' comes with a preset chance of activating a skill or Spirit Command for the party member they're junctioned to, which also stacks with each members' abilities and Spirit Commands.
* ThemeNaming: Fairy tales, ''especially'' the one's collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly turned into [[PlayedForLaughs comedy]] at [[spoiler: the end of the first game]]. The heroes beat [[spoiler: the FinalBoss]], and they engage in the following conversation.
-->'''[[spoiler:Wahrschein Lichkeit]]''': "[[ThisCannotBe How could I lose]]?"
-->'''Haken''': "You underestimated us!"
-->'''Xiaomu''': "And because you deserved a good old fashioned ass kicking!"
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Justified - the first game grants more experience if you finish an opponent off with a Support Attack or an Orverdrive. ''EXCEED'' awards bonus experience for an Overdrive finish depending on whether you destroyed one or more than one enemies at the end of battle, but a "Support Finish" (where a partner assigned to a front row fighter in the party achieves the final hit) nets additional gold, while an "Assist Finish" (a non-support only party member in the back row) fills the Frontier Gauge up. The latter's noteworthy as ''EXCEED'' allows the gauge to carry over for every fight.
* ThisIsADrill: The [[spoiler: Thrudgelmir {{Expy}} Svaiser]] in ''EXCEED'' gets one. Funny enough, it doubles as another MythologyGag, since [[spoiler: the Thrudgelmir uses a {{BFS}} as its primary weapon, with a drill on its head; the Svaiser has a blade mounted to its head, with a drill the main weapon]].
* ThongOfShielding: T-elos; if you're lucky, you can catch a glimpse during her SuperMovePortraitAttack. Kaguya also gets one as an (unfortunately invisible) accessory.
* UndergroundMonkey: Copious backtracking, among other things, allows for many monster types to repeat themselves every four dungeons in progressively stronger forms.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Almost no one expected Axel [[spoiler:Alfimi and Kouta]] from the main ''Original Generation'' continuity to make a pit stop for ''Endless Frontier'', despite Axel's stated intentions at the end of ''Original Generation Gaiden''. Mark Hunter, on the other hand, blew them out of the water for not having reappeared in another video game for nearly 20 years.
* VerbalTic: KOS-MOS adds a "nya" to the end of some of her sentences, a MythologyGag from a ''Xenosaga'' fan sisc, and some of the other females get into it as well.
* [[spoiler:VirginSacrifice]]: Averted; [[spoiler:Kaguya's willing to seal off all the Cross Gates, in exchange for her life, so the [[TheVirus Einsts]] cannot interfere with the Endless Frontier anymore, until Haken decides to "kidnap" her back to the party, by TakingAThirdOption]].
** It's more of a cross between HumanSacrifice and PoweredByAForsakenChild, otherwise [[spoiler:Kaguya's mother Ui wouldn't have been able to pull off the same thing her daughter was prevented from doing]].
* WorldOfBadass: The [[TheGoomba very first]] {{mook}} the party meets attacks with a MacrossMissileMassacre. The shopkeepers moonlight as HiredGuns and old crashed battleships constantly spewing forth monsters from other worlds are basically treated as ''tourist traps".
* WorldOfBuxom: Besides three characters, any female character is very nicely endowed, more so than the girls in the main series.
* WorldOfSnark
* WorldTree: There are two of them - one is in Kagura Amahara, which has the power to close the Cross Gates, the other is [[spoiler: seized by Agrado Heim and has the power to open them]].
* YaoiFangirl: Xiaomu often comments about how she enjoys writing slash fan fiction. In fact, if she is in the same party as Haken and Reiji, there's a chance in her post-battle banter she'll whisper "Reiji Cross Haken..." to herself, just loud enough that Haken overhears her and asks her not to ship them.
** One of her post-battle quotes with Alfimi takes it to SeriousBusiness levels where they ''debate'' on who's the top between Axel and Aledy.
* YouLookFamiliar: Invoked by [[spoiler:Kouta]] when he comes across Aschen the first time, mistaking her as [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]], [[{{Expy}} for good reasons]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Most of the female cast, though the award likely goes to Kaguya.
* {{Zonk}}: The "Gamble" Spirit Command and Kaguya's "Tsukimizake" skill. What's worse isn't when she poisons/stuns/paralyzes herself, but when either Gamble or Tsukimizake auto-casts "Mercy" [[note]]All hits cannot be greater than 10 points of damage[[/note]] on her. Since both games feature low-level {{Mook}}s with several thousand HP, having "Mercy" on, you might as well be doing zero damage.
** On the other hand, allowing them to live long enough can be used to fill the LimitBreak gauge.
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