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[[caption-width-right:350: As good as the first.]]

-->''In the DarkestHour, HopeSpringsEternal.''

The second installment in the Game Arts-developed {{Lunar}} series of [[EasternRPG console role-playing games]] - not remade as much as the first but still existing in multiple versions. The titles are:

* ''Lunar: Eternal Blue'' (no numeral) for [[{{Sega}} Sega CD]], English version released by WorkingDesigns
* ''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue'' for the SegaSaturn and its UpdatedRerelease on {{PlayStation}}, ''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete'', English version released by WorkingDesigns

''Lunar 2'' takes place a thousand years after ''[[LunarTheSilverStar Lunar 1]]'', and centers on a teenaged [[AdventurerArchaeologist treasure hunter]] named Hiro, who is fascinated by the Lunar world's epic past (in short, the events of ''Lunar 1''). While exploring a ruin he meets Lucia, a MysteriousWaif with [[MysticalWaif vast magical powers]] who immediately announces that the world is "[[{{Foreshadowing}} in grave danger]]." As if to prove her point, the BigBad shows up and puts a curse on Lucia, {{depower}}ing her. In response, Hiro [[DulcineaEffect takes it upon himself]] to help Lucia carry out her mission to meet with the [[PhysicalGod Goddess Althena]], who can set the world to rights. The trouble is that [[CrystalDragonJesus Althena's far-reaching religious organization]] thinks that ''Lucia herself'' is the threat to the world, and attempts to stop them at every turn.

Yes, it's a CorruptChurch plot...that well-worn trope which drives the storyline of many a late 90s EasternRPG. But when ''Lunar 2'' debuted in 1995, the corrupt church plot was new to video gaming - in fact, ''Lunar 2'' may have even been the pioneer. Be that as it may, the fact that the game held up well enough for a remake is testament to ''Lunar 2''[='=]s other strengths - the fun characters, the entertaining, humor-laden writing, and the fantastic soundtrack. The remake, released in the twilight of the [=PS1=] era, is notable for: being the ''only'' remake of ''Lunar 2'', (unlike ''Lunar 1'' which developers can't seem to leave alone) and having a lot more in common with its Sega CD original than its counterpart, ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete]]'', does.

Sample our [[Characters/LunarEternalBlue character sheet]]!

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!!''Lunar 2'' provides examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: Hiro, when he comes across Lucia while she's bathing and then runs for cover... after a [[DistractedByTheSexy moment of gawking]]. In ''Eternal Blue Complete'', Lucia (inadvertently) turns the tables and walks in on Hiro, [[InnocentFanServiceGirl not getting what the big deal is]].
* ActualPacifist: Jean, when she is first introduced in the remake. [[spoiler:She hates her violent past so much, she is reluctant to fight even to save her friends.]] Not so in the original version, where she doesn't seem to mind re-purposing her dancing ability for combat at all.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: This is Hiro's "profession" at the beginning of the game; the introduction even features a long DeathCourse complete with a [[IndyEscape rolling boulder chase]].
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jean, one of many things employed to make her seem foreign and exotic. Also Hiro himself, to a lesser extent, although some of the promotional material doesn't make this quite as clear.
* ArtisticAge: The official ages of the characters are younger than they appear. Most striking is Ronfar, who according to Japanese sources is a mere 19-years-old.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: White Knight Leo]], [[spoiler: Ghaleon]], and [[spoiler:Master Lunn]].
* BigShutUp: Jean gets one in a confrontation with her old master, followed up by a {{Kiai}} and delivering a kick to his face.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the "first" ending, Lucia returns to the Blue Star alone to continue her vigil in ensuring it becomes inhabitable again. The Epilogue is frankly not that much better; Hiro finds a way to the Blue Star to join her, but it seems almost certain that he will ''never'' return to Lunar to see any of his friends again, and that Lucia and he will be alone for the rest of his lifetime.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming As far as he's concerned, it's worth it]].
* BlandNameProduct: In the Working Designs version of the PSX remake, "Choco Puffs" and "Doome", among others.
* ButNowIMustGo: Lucia. [[spoiler:Hiro finds a way to go with her in the PlayableEpilogue.]]
* CaptainErsatz: Encountering a giant bird [[HorseOfADifferentColor pack animal]] called a [[strike:[[FinalFantasy chocobo]]]] ''chuckaboo''.
* CharacterDevelopment: As well as Lucia, there's [[spoiler:Ghaleon, who deliberately invokes all sorts of EvilOverlord tropes before finally demonstrating that Alex and Hiro renewed his faith in humanity and the PowerOfFriendship.]]
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Sort of. Ramus once got Lemina to agree to a bet: if he can revive the family business before she revives the Magic Guild of Vane, she has to marry him. (What Lemina gets if she wins isn't mentioned.) When it looks like Ramus's store is actually starting to recover, Lemina is not exactly happy with the prospect of Ramus trying to get her to go through with it...
* ChivalrousPervert: Ronfar tries peeping at Lucia when she's trying out new clothes, and Hiro tries to stop him only to get [[MegatonPunch clobbered along with him by the girls]]. In the remake, at least. In the original version he was just trying to get his share of the view. (Lucia, meanwhile, [[InnocentFanserviceGirl has no idea why the other girls are angry]].)
* ClingyJealousGirl: Ruby is possessive of Hiro and views Lucia as a rival for his affection early in the game.
* ClippedWingAngel: The fight against Zophar's final form is unloseable.
* CorruptChurch: Althena's Chosen (a.k.a. Althena's Cult in the Sega CD version). Its members are more interested in personal gain than anything else, but the organization is widely tolerated (albeit with a lot of grumbling). [[spoiler:The Chosen turn out to be agents of BigBad Zophar, though it appears the lower-ranked members are unaware of this.]]
* CreepyCathedral: Pentagulia, the headquarters of Althena's Chosen, is a sort of combination town/cathedral which comes with an assortment of OminousPipeOrgan BGM.
* CrutchCharacter: Lucia starts out with very powerful magic, and she can take out whole groups of monsters single-handedly. [[{{Depower}} It doesn't last for long.]]
* DanceBattler: In universe, Jean is an acclaimed dancer and she is able to adapt her talent for for use in combat. [[spoiler:It's easy for her thanks to her secret history as a martial artist, and eventually she switches to back to martial arts. She still keeps her dance moves, though.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mere [[LargeHam ham-tastic]] [[CardCarryingVillain card carrying villainy]] is not enough for [[spoiler:Ghaleon]]. He takes it to the next level by [[LampshadeHanging hanging many a lampshade]] and anticipating how other characters will behave. The fact that he's seen it from [[FaceHeelTurn both]] [[HeelFaceTurn sides]] [[OlderAndWiser probably helps]].
-->"If there is a god of destiny, he is fond of plot twists...and so am I."
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: All of Zophar's flunkies realize the error of their ways after they are defeated, except for the fake Althena, [[spoiler: Ghaleon because he was secretly helping the heroes all along]], and Leo who he pretty much becomes an ally before you beat him.
* DefeatMeansPlayable: It takes a while for the payoff, but Leo. He needs to have his HeroicBSOD first.
** Hiro invokes this with [[spoiler:Ghaleon]] with the apparent intent of taking him on as a SixthRanger, but [[TooCoolToLive it's not to be]]. [[spoiler:Zophar's power is keeping him alive, and Ghaleon re-dies soon after betraying Zophar. Ghaleon knew this would happen all along, and thus kept his aid of the heroes covert for as long as possible.]]
* DidNotGetTheGirl: In the first ending, Lucia returns to the Blue Star and leaves Hiro behind. [[spoiler:In the Epilogue, Hiro finds a way to go to her.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The defeat of [[GodofEvil Zophar]] by Hiro, Ronfar, Jean, Lemina, Leo, Lucia, and Ruby.
* DistaffCounterpart: Story-wise, female Ruby plays much the same role in ''Lunar 2'' as male Nall does in ''Lunar 1''.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Hiro's devotion to Lucia. So much so, in fact, that the TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches calls this trope [[ConsoleRPGCliches1To24 the Hiro Rule]].
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Ghaleon, to the point of ReverseMole.]]
* EasterEgg: Working Designs were fans of this trope.
** When fighting the game's first boss, the Guardian, It is possible for Hiro and Gwyn to faint in positions that will block the Guardian's movement and prevent him from reaching Lucia (who cannot attack in this battle). In this unlikely event, Ruby will swoop down and use her fire-breath on the Guardian, destroying it in one hit. Not only a very cool bug fix, but also a bit of {{foreshadowing}}.
** Ruby serves as the cursor in the game's menus, flying to the different choices when a directional button is pressed. Press left and right rapidly in the inventory screen and the Ruby cursor will eventually become dizzy.
* EldritchAbomination: Zophar, who spends most of the game as an ObviouslyEvil voice. When first seen, he seems to be some kind of giant stone cuttlefish monster, taller than the sky, with dragon tentacles and a face. The relationship between this form, the much more compact "lair" that he made for himself, and the bizarrely feminine humanoids fought to "kill" him is never elaborated upon.
* ElementNumberSix: Lucia favors a sort of non-elemental Star-themed magic that blows away enemies of all elements indiscriminately, despite carefully laying out a five-element system (especially in the remake).
** Justified in that she can directly access the magic that created the world.
* EmotionlessGirl: When Lucia is introduced, her outlook is strictly utilitarian and she's completely ignorant of human culture. She steadily [[CharacterDevelopment learns about]] emotions and how to interact with people [[DefrostingIceQueen as time passes.]]
* EnemyOfMyEnemy: Why Zophar brought [[spoiler:Ghaleon back from the dead - Zophar evidently assumed that since Ghaleon opposed Althena before, he'd be up for a grudge match. He's so very wrong. Turns out that being dead for a thousand years gave Ghaleon a lot of time to think about the error of his ways.]]
* {{Expy}}:A handful of characters appear to be simply re-tooled versions of characters from Lunar 1.
** Combine the MrViceGuy aspect of Kyle with the gameplay role of Jessica and who do you get? Ronfar.
** Averted to some degree - Lemina is a veritable PaletteSwap of Mia and has the same ElementalPowers, but couldn't be more unlike Mia personality-wise. Lemina is an extremely pushy extrovert, while Mia was an extremely polite introvert.
** At the other end of the spectrum, there's Ramus, the descendant of the first game's Ramus, who is a [[IdenticalGrandson perfect replica of his ancestor]]. The Grand List named a line item for ''him'', too.
* FakeDifficulty: When they localized the Sega CD version of Eternal Blue, Working Designs added in a feature that [[CheckpointStarvation forced players to pay a certain amount of XP earned from battle to save the game]]. This feature was left out of the Eternal Blue Complete on the Playstation, and Working Designs acknowledged in the official strategy guide for the game that "it was much more annoying than challenging."
* [[FakeKing Fake Goddess]] The "Goddess Althena" is clearly not who she seems. [[spoiler: The ending of the remakes of the first game make clear why any presented Goddess would have to be fake; the original SegaCD game's ending did not.]]
* FanDisservice: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/16eb.jpg Borgan's Bromide]] takes a "so clean, it's dirty", ShowerScene bromide featuring Lemina, but swaps Lemina out with VillainousGlutton {{Gonk}} Borgan. Let us never speak of it again.
* FashionShopFashionShow: Lucia gets put through a short one by the other female members of the party.
* FiveBadBand: Played straight.
** The BigBad: Zophar
** TheDragon: [[spoiler: Ghaleon]]
** TheBrute: [[spoiler:Master Lunn]]
** The EvilGenius: Borgan. Not really genius compared to other examples of this character trope but the closest one that this game offers.
** The DarkChick: Mauri ([[spoiler: when she is under the influence of Zophar]])
** SixthRangerTraitor: Leo
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Hiro
** TheChick: Lucia
** TheLancer: Ronfar
** TheSmartGuy: Lemina
** TheBigGuy: Jean
** TeamPet: Ruby
** TheSixthRanger: [[spoiler:Leo]] After defeating [[spoiler:Ghaleon,]] it's clear the party [[DefeatMeansPlayable expects him to become another one.]]
* TheGambler: Ronfar, who swears by his dice...even to the point of having attacks that involve rolling them.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Some of the bosses seem to exist just so there can be a boss fight at the end of the dungeon. Of particular note is the Sega CD version's "Phantom Sentry" that shows up out of nowhere (there's no indication whatsoever that a boss fight is imminent), looks like a gun-slinging samurai (in a setting that otherwise [[FantasyGunControl completely lacks firearms]]), and makes cryptic comments to Lucia before vanishing, never to be seen again... [[spoiler: Until the Epilogue, in which he returns and actually becomes important to the plot.]]
* GodIsDead: For much of the game, you're [[HaveYouSeenMyGod seeking out the Goddess Althena]]. Then you find out [[PosthumousCharacter she died a thousand years ago]]. But if you played the first game, [[LateArrivalSpoiler that's not really a spoiler.]]
* HandsomeLech: Ronfar has a reputation as being thoroughly debauched, and his shtick is flirting with [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]], frequently and shamelessly. This wears on the nerves of his fellow party members, but he's totally a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Something is up with the Goddess Althena, and Lucia has to reach her in order to solve the mystery.
* HeelFaceTurn: Apparently being [[spoiler:dead for a thousand years]] gave [[spoiler:Ghaleon]] a lot of time to reconsider his past actions. So when he's [[spoiler:resurrected as Zophar's [[TheDragon Dragon]]]], he immediately begins subverting the {{Big Bad}}'s plot. First subtly, and then overtly, despite knowing he's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath guaranteed to die]] [[spoiler:again]] as a result.
** In the Sega-CD version, he's pretty explicitly playing both sides up until the last moment, going so far as to [[spoiler:kill the main character]] to try to [[spoiler:[[http://www.lunar-net.com/eb/screenshots.php?startingNo=495&endingNo=622&directoryNo=3&fileBegin=LUNAR%20%20ETERNAL%20BLUE_&pageTitle=Ghaleons%20Crisis goad Lucia into giving him the secret to an actual resurrection.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Leo...]] He really does want to do good, but discovers that sometimes [[ToBeLawfulOrGood the law stands in the way of doing the right thing]]. Thus, he ends up in the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor - at least until he realizes [[spoiler:how he's been duped and joins Hiro's side for good late in the game.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: White Knight Leo. This is the reason why he flip-flops between Heel and Face. By the time he's mostly sided with Hiro, he's had to accept that the Althena he served was a fake goddess, put into position by the real dark god, Zophar, and that the woman he's been trying to slay, Lucia "the destroyer", was ''actually'' carrying out the will of the ''real'' goddess Althena by trying to protect the world from Zophar.]] It's a tough pill to swallow.
** Lemina also has one when she realizes that [[spoiler: Borgan's hellish neo-Vane]] is in some ways [[NotSoDifferent not all that different from what she was trying to create in Vane]].
* HeroicBSOD: White Knight Leo, who, after finding out that he's a [[spoiler: servant for Zophar]], has one that lasts until the final act of the game, at which point he becomes permanently playable.
* HeroicSecondWind: Near the end of the game, [[NearVillainVictory Zophar's victory looks certain]]. [[spoiler:The party is [[{{depower}}ed and in some cases demoralized, when Ghaleon shows up to finish them off.]]]] That's when [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the heroes rise up and re-empower themselves based solely on their own inner strength.]]
* HilariousOuttakes: In the Playstation remake, as before, your reward for watching the entire credits roll is these. Of particular note is Jean's VA commenting on her character's {{Stripperiffic}} outfits and [[spoiler: Ghaleon]] [[LargeHam hamming it up]] to extreme levels (even moreso than he does in the actual game, that is).
* HumanityEnsues: Nall's form of choice in ''Lunar 2'' is a punky teenage human. Ruby also had a human form drawn in the artbook, whether this was ever planned to be implemented in the plot at all is anyone's guess.
* HumanityIsInfectious: Lucia slowly learns human behaviors as the game proceeds, developing empathy toward her companions. Even the BigBad knows this trope...[[spoiler:since it's the cornerstone of his BatmanGambit to take advantage of Lucia via a FriendOrIdolDecision scenario.]]
* HumansAreSpecial: This trope appears again and again, starting with Lucia's amazement that Ronfar was able to overcome Zophar's curse, and culminating in the "power of humanity" - which effectively means that all of the player characters are {{Determinator}}s. [[spoiler:Even ''Ghaleon'', whose motivation in the ''Silver Star Story'' was the belief that [[HumansAreBastards humans needed a god]], now believes in this.]]
* IdenticalGrandson: This game's Ramus is a descendant of the Ramus in the first game.
* IfItSwimsItFlies: In the games, the Dragonship Destiny can only travel by land and sea. However, in the ''Childhood's End'' manga, the Dragonship Destiny somehow gains the ability to fly as well. Leo explains it as being possible through sheer [[RightMakesMight righteousness]] and [[{{Determinator}} willpower]].
* InfallibleBabble: Ruby takes any and every opportunity to remind people that she is not a cat, she is a baby Red Dragon. No one in-universe takes her seriously, but the audience knows she's right.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Lucia is ignorant of nudity taboos. CrowningMomentOfFunny when she walks in on Hiro while [[HotSpringsEpisode he's soaking in a hot spring]].
* InspectorJavert: White Knight Leo has a reputation for single-mindedness where his duty is concerned. He proves that it's well earned by turning the first half of the game into a SternChase.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Master Lunn and Borgan]] are too EasilyForgiven. Subverted by [[spoiler:Ghaleon,]] the game's only [[TheAtoner atoner]] for whom RedemptionEqualsDeath.
* {{Kawaisa}}: There is a bromide of Nall where he and Ruby are asleep and dreaming of the same thing: fish. It's unbelievably cute.
* KissingDiscretionShot: Right before the final credits when Hiro is leaning in for a kiss, the camera starts pulling up and away. We ''do'' get to see their lips meet, but only for a split-second...
* KnightInShiningArmor: Also, this is what White Knight Leo ''thinks'' he is...
** Don't forget '''Mystere'''!
* LargeHam: [[spoiler: Ghaleon]] is at least as hammy as before, if not more so.
** And Zophar matches him, ham for ham.
** Don't forget '''Mystere'''!
* LateArrivalSpoiler: There is a book, which the player has access to within few minutes into the second game, that outlines the plot of the first game. It's also hard to look into the game at all without finding out about [[spoiler:Ghaleon]].
* MagicDance: Jean's special attacks call down clouds of bees and butterflies and [[DoppelgangerAttack create illusions]], among other things.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Something of a theme.
** Especially now that she has Althena's divine spark, Lucia is probably immortal and will in all likelihood greatly outlive Hiro; it's inferred that this is one of the reasons she returns to the Blue Star, as she is hesitant to watch him grow old and die (and she can't just make him immortal or resurrect him, remember - "there can be no new life without the destruction of the old"). [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Hiro goes to her anyway.]]
** This is also [[spoiler:part of the reason all versions of ''Silver Star'' happened in the first place - Althena could not bear to watch another Dragonmaster age and perish while she persisted eternally, and so chose mortality of her own free will and lived out the end of her life with Alex.]]
** Also applies, after a fashion, [[spoiler:to the dragons and any human they know, lovers or otherwise. Nall outlived all of his original close friends by a ''millenium''; in Lunar 2, Ruby finds the concept that she'll almost certainly live to the point that Hiro could be practically ''forgotten'' a very, very hard pill to swallow.]]
* MiserAdvisor: You'd be forgiven for thinking that Lemina's calling in life is wheedling money out of everyone she encounters. It's actually not, but good intentions aren't going to repair the Guildhouse roof.
* NakedOnArrival / NakedFirstImpression: Lucia, being an EmotionlessGirl, has a lot of these scenes and takes a long time to figure out what the big deal is about Hiro seeing her naked. By the time she gets it, she's not pleased.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: The Japanese version of Lunar 2 is a roster of top seiyuu talent of the 90s.
** Hiro - Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, a.k.a. [[GundamWing that other Heero]].
** Lucia - Creator/ChisaYokoyama
** Ronfar - RyotaroOkiayu
** Jean - Creator/AyaHisakawa
** Lemina - MegumiHayashibara, a.k.a. [[RanmaOneHalf heroine]] [[TheSlayers of]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion everything]].
** Nall - RicaMatsumoto
* {{Narrator}}: At the beginning of ''Eternal Blue Complete'', Ghaleon ([[RuleOfCool for some reason]]) opens the story by talking about the history of Althena, Lunar and the Blue Star.
* NoExportForYou: The SegaSaturn version of the remake, because of the fact that the Saturn had failed and lost all notoriety in the states by the time both it and the PlayStation version were released in Japan.
* NoSocialSkills: Lucia.
-->'''Ruby''': "I mean you shouldn't get too close to Hiro, because you'd be setting yourself up for a fall."
-->'''Lucia''': "Now I understand. You mean that Hiro tends to trip people who get too close. I will remember to walk several paces behind him in the future."
* OffModel: The character models change a lot and some of the animation is stodgy for the SegaSaturn and PS1 cutscenes, which is a heavy contrast to the models and animation seen in the Sega CD version (and to the much higher-quality remakes of [[LunarTheSilverStar the first Lunar game]] for that matter).
* OhCrap: Ronfar sees a bunch of kids who previously pelted him with pinecones, and threatens to "introduce them to his belt." The group rounds the corner to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny see a massive cannonball on an oversized sling, armed and ready.]] This is his exact reaction.
* OmnicidalManiac: Zophar.
-->'''Zophar:''' "It's time to destroy... everything..."
* OneHitPointWonder: Lucia for a time, after she gets {{depower}}ed by Zophar. She also loses the ability to attack, and runs away at any chance she gets.
* OralFixation: Ronfar constantly has a twig hanging out of his mouth (as an indicator of [[JapaneseDelinquent underworld connections]].)
* PlayableEpilogue: Hmm... {{Bonus Dungeon}}s!
* PowerFist: [[spoiler: Jean's weapon of choice after her [[TookALevelInBadass costume change]].]]
* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler: The fake Althena]] has dark, curly hair that reaches the floor.
* RetCon: Seemingly averted, as ''Eternal Blue Complete'' ignored several of the new plot points introduced in ''Silver Star Story'' [[spoiler:such as Luna being the only time Althena ever incarnated as a human.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Ghaleon. Well, re-death in his case. An interesting example, sort of a combination of HeroicSacrifice and a DoubleSubversion of RewardedAsATraitorDeserves. ''At the same time.'']]
* RestrainingBolt: [[spoiler:Ghaleon is only kept alive by Zophar's power]] meaning Zophar can kill him at any time, just by no longer supplying it. While that would work with a case of AmbitionIsEvil [[spoiler:it's not a big deal to an AntiHero who didn't mind dying once he'd achieved his goal the first time around.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Ghaleon. Interestingly, in the original version of the first game, which this follows from, Nash pulled this on him, which is probably part of why he's so GenreSavvy about it.]]
* SecretIdentity: When forced to break his vows, Leo becomes [[spoiler: ''The Amazing Mystere!'']] to correct things. He apparently doesn't realize that his PaperThinDisguise doesn't fool the heroes.
* SequelHook: Lunar 2 has a fair number of these, what with [[spoiler: the revelations that there's a lot more backstory to the game than initially suggested and a lot of it is unexplored, Hiro going to live with Lucia, and then there's the matter of that big fortress on the Blue Star, which would sure make a ''lovely'' dungeon, wouldn't it.]] Lunar 3 was in various stages of development in the late 90s and very early 2000s, but then stalled out over legal disputes between management members. The hooks have been left dangling for over a decade in some cases, now.
* SeriesContinuityError: In the remake. Vane and the Grindery are not where they were left at the end of ''Silver Star Story''/''Harmony'', but remain in the spots they occupy at the end of ''The Silver Star''.
** Also, the recording from [[spoiler:Althena for Lucia]] reflects the version of the story from ''The Silver Star'', in which [[spoiler:Luna was just the last of many human guises Althena took, and she chose to remain human because she'd fallen in love]]. ''Silver Star Story'' changed this completely, having [[spoiler:Althena choose to be reborn as the human Luna because she felt Lunar no longer needed a goddess to govern it]].
* StayWithTheAliens: Sort of, depending on how you define "alien". [[spoiler:Hiro travels to the Blue Star to be with Lucia in the PlayableEpilogue]].
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler:Ghaleon.]] He plays this to a "T". [[EnigmaticMinion Threatening and helpful by turns]], he's clearly perusing his own agenda...[[spoiler:which involves goading the heroes into unlocking their true potential.]]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: The name of the hero in ''Lunar 2''? Hiro.
* TheStinger: The "[[PlayableEpilogue Epilogue]]" mode.
* [[TeachHimAnger Teach Her Anger]]: This trope is [[spoiler: Jean]]'s backstory in a nutshell. [[spoiler:She was kidnapped by a cult of assassins, where an EvilMentor taught her to fight, to feel nothing but anger, and to channel her rage into a killing instinct. Eventually she realized what an awful thing she had learned, and was so dead-set against following her master's teachings anymore that she turned into a [[ActualPacifist pacifist]]. In fact, when Hiro meets her, she is ashamed after she loses control and opens a can of whoopass on a monster to save her new friends. Over the course of the game, she becomes more of a MartialPacifist as she [[CharacterDevelopment learns that she can use her strength to help people, not to kill]].]]
* ThugDojo: The Shadow Dragon Cult, which provided the aforementioned training.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: In a gag sequence, the girls MegatonPunch Ronfar and Hiro for spying on Lucia while she's changing, resulting in one of these.
* UnwittingPawn: Hiro's party to certain degree. [[spoiler: Zophar allowed Hiro's party to humanize Lucia enough so that she could not bring herself to cast the ultimate spell on Zophar, which would have destroyed Lunar as well. Zophar took advantage of this and captured Lucia, stealing her power to make himself even stronger.]]
* VerbalTic: Lemina loves to prefix words with "mega-" for emphasis.
* WeAreAsMayflies: In ''Eternal Blue'', Nall has been alive for the past thousand years, long after his friends from the first game are dead and gone. This is a major cornerstone for his friendship with Ruby, who has to come to terms that she'll long outlive her non-dragon friends, too...
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Midgame wham - The Althena Church is obviously corrupt, but it turns out to be the front for Zophar's world domination efforts. And it's effectively succeeded already. Lategame wham - Lucia is a destroyer after all, though unintentionally. If she uses Althena's power to destroy Zophar, it will un-create the world.]]
* The first ending, in which Lucia decides to go back to the Blue Star and leave Hiro behind.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Caldor Isle, a major location in the first game. You visit a ton of areas from ''Lunar 1'', but never Caldor Isle. The place is barely even mentioned, which seems odd given how historically important it is.
** Given that it's a thousand years later, and geography can change quite a bit in that amount of time, Caldor is highly likely ''gone'' by now. Especially seeing as the world maps no longer match up very well at all, and the area that roughly corresponds to where it used to be seems to be one massive glacier now.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: In essence, Lucia's CharacterDevelopment is learning it (among other things).
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Heroine?]]: In the middle of the game, Lucia briefly abandons the group after they agree to save a village from a snowstorm, saying that Zophar was far more important to deal with than a dying town. Just before you come across the boss that caused the storm, she comes back and heals the party from being frozen to death, saying that she felt worried for her friends.
** Shortly afterward, Lemina attempts to charge the village's inhabitants for getting rid of the monster. The other party members don't let her.
* ZerothLawRebellion: The raison d'etre for '''Mystere'''! [[spoiler:When Leo finds that being LawfulGood isn't all it's cracked up to be, he whips up a [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin superhero disguise]] to "anonymously" do the right thing.]]
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