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''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces'' is a FightingGame, developed by Witchcraft - composed of the people who made ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' - and released for the PlaystationPortable by NamcoBandai in 2010.

As the name suggests, it's based on the ''LyricalNanoha'' franchise, specifically the second season ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. It is set in an AlternateTimeline where Reinforce was not deleted at the end of the series. Because of this, the corrupted defence program of the Book of Darkness soon returns, shedding "Dark Pieces" that take the form of {{Evil Knockoff}}s of the main cast. At the head of this clone army are the "Materials" - three super-powerful clones of Nanoha, Fate and Hayate who have gained sentience.

A sequel, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny'', was released for PSP on December 22, 2011. It takes place three months after ''The Battle of Aces'', starting when [[OriginalGeneration two mysterious warriors]] arrive from the future. One of them is searching for the revived Materials, while the other is trying to stop her.

Meanwhile, the Materials [[DivergentCharacterEvolution have grown]] from the one-dimensional {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s they were in the first game and are searching for something called the "Unbreakable Dark", which seems to be linked to a whole new outbreak of Dark Pieces. Not only are these new Dark Pieces twisting time and space, pulling people from the past and future to the present age, but they are capable of copying long-dead people from the memories of the mages involved.

The Materials have become {{Breakout Character}}s, appearing as major ''and/or'' main characters in other media. They also get their own [[http://nanoha.wikia.com/wiki/Material_Girls.#Supplemental_materials manga]] ''[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_a_s_portable_the_gears_of_destiny_material_musume/ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Potable - The Gears of Destiny - Material Musume,]]'' a {{Yonkoma}} which takes place before the events of ''The Gears of Destiny''.

NOTE: Only general tropes for the series are listed here. For character-specific ones, check out the character sheets.
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!!!Playable characters introduced in ''The Battle of Aces''
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Hayate Yagami]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Signum]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Vita]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Shamal]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Zafira]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Reinforce Eins]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Chrono Harlaown]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Material-S / Stern the Destructor]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Material-L / Levi the Slasher]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Material-D / "Lord" Dearche]]

!!!Playable characters introduced and added in ''The Gears of Destiny''
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Amitie Florian]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Kyrie Florian]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Yuuno Scrya]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Arf]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid Vivio Takamachi]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid Einhard Stratos]]
* [[Characters/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Thoma Avenir ("reacted" with Lily-Strosek)]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Lieselotte & Liesearia]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Linith]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Presea Testarossa]]
* [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Unbreakable Dark (short: U-D) /]] [[spoiler:Yuri Evelvine]]

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[[folder:The Battle of Aces]]
!!!''The Battle of Aces'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: Zafira in his route. If you include the extra stages, he manages to defeat the Dark Pieces of Signum, Vita, Reinforce and himself, and all three Materials by his own. Don't forget that Zafira is the lowest ranked mage of the Wolkenritter, he lacks any devices and longe range spells.
* AlternateTimeline
* AutobotsRockOut: One of the possible final battle music is an electric guitar version of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]'' OP [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpu-KCI5yKE Eternal Blaze.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: In Hayate's route, after Unison Hayate defeats Material-D, the Wolkenritter save the former from the latter and Signum kills Material-D in the process. This event is revealed to be canon in ''G.o.D.''.
* BeamSpam:
** Hayate and her counterpart Material-D have ranged attacks like this.
** Fate, her counterpart Material-L, and in particular Chrono have a faster rate of fire for their weakest range attacks then any other character.
** Let's not forget about Nanoha and her counterpart Material-S as well. She's not [[FanNickname Sailor Beam Spam]] for nothing after all.
** Reinforce has one attack like this as well, but she can fire three beams at once.
* BreakingOut: Minigame available for DLC. A {{NSFW}} minigame.
* BreakMeter: Doubles as your ManaMeter. Be careful while {{Beam Spam}}ming.
* ChargedAttack: Several ranged attacks come with a slower, stronger form when you hold down their respective button.
* CounterAttack: Everyone has one at melee range. Zafira has one in ranged combat too.
* DemotedToExtra: Yuuno and Arf are not playable characters in this game, despite their more or less importance in ''A's''. While Arf is lucky enough to appear in four routes[[note]](Nanoha, Fate, Chrono, and Zafira, respectively)[[/note]], Yuuno only appears in Nanoha's route.
* DisappearsIntoLight: The Dark Pieces after defeating them.
* DreamPeople: The non-Material Dark Pieces, which are copies of Nanoha and crew based on their memories, thoughts, and wishes during ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''. They fade away upon losing.
* EvilTwin / PaletteSwap: The three Aces each get one.
** Hayate is opposed by Material-D, the Ruler of Darkness, whose Barrier Jacket has [[PaintItBlack dark grey]] where Hayate's is white, along with purple for the inner layer and shoes, as well as being platinum blonde-ish. She also lacks the original's NiceHat.
** Nanoha is opposed by Material-S, the Starlight Destroyer, whose Barrier Jacket is mainly [[PaintItBlack black/dark purple]] and crimson, with Luciferion, her version of Raising Heart, being red with a blue crystal.
** Fate is opposed by Material-L, the Thunderblade Assailant, who has light blue hair instead of blonde, her Barrier Jacket has blue where Fate's was red and her version of Bardiche has a blue crystal.
* FightingGame
* FinalBoss: There is always a different FinalBoss in each character's story. Some of them are in the aftermath of the "Dark Piece Incident", but they are definitely {{Final Boss}}es, because they appear in the [[CaptainObvious Final Stage]].
** Material-S in Nanoha's route.
** Dark Piece Fate in Fate's route.
** Nanoha in Hayate's route.
** Fate in Signum's route.
** Reinforce in Vita's route.
** Dark Piece Vita in Shamal's route.
** Dark Piece Reinforce in Zafira's route.
** Material-D in Reinforce's route.
** Dark Piece Hayate in Chrono's route.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Signum. And to a lesser extend Reinforce.
* GottaKillThemAll: The Dark Pieces.
* GratuitousEnglish: Raising Heart again. At one point, she says "Perhaps she is also Dark '''Peace'''" instead of "Perhaps she is also a Dark '''Piece'''".
* InSpiteOfANail: In the original Reinforce's ending in ''Battle of Aces'', [[spoiler:she and Hayate discuss how she can't maintain Hayate's magic anymore, and they'd have to create a new Unison Device. I.e. Zwei will exist in this AlternateContinuity too. The Wolkenritter also note late in Hayate's story mode that Hayate and Reinforce both know (but won't admit to each other) that Reinforce will fade away relatively soon]].
* InvulnerableAttack: Using Full Drive makes you invulnerable to any attack during its initial activation.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Material-S's Barrier Jacket is mainly black and crimson compared to Nanoha's white and [[RhymesOnADime blue, and she's the stronger of the two.]]
* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: See AutobotsRockOut.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Mostly instigated by Vita accidentally mistaking someone for a Dark Piece (the reason why Fate fights her in her route).
* LimitBreak: Full Drive Burst. It's also the only attack with its own animation.
** Nanoha's ''Starlight Breaker''.
** Fate's ''Jet Zanber''.
** Hayate's ''Ragnarök''.
** Signum's ''Sturmfalken''.
** Vita's ''Gigantschlag''.
** Shamal's Linker Core Removal technique.
** Zafira's ''Hagane no Kubiki''.
** Reinforce's ''Yaten no Ikazuchi''.
** Chrono's ''Eternal Coffin''.
** Stern's ''Luciferion Breaker''.
** Levi's ''Raijin Messatsu Kyokkōzan''.
** Dearche's ''Excalibur''.
* ManaMeter
* MatryoshkaObject: The Book of Darkness was really a smaller program written on an older [[LostTechnology Logia]] called The Book of Purple Sky. And the Book of Purple Sky was written on an OLDER program called the Examia/Eternal Ring; which was hosted by the Unbreakable Dark.
* MirrorMatch: Justified in Story Mode by the existence of the Dark Pieces, which are copies from the heroes based on their memories and wishes during the time of ''[[NanohaAs A's]]''.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Amy and Reinforce.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Nanoha Is About To Shoot You]]: Look at the boxart.
* OriginalGeneration: The Materials, "Lord" Dearche, Stern the Destructor, and Levi the Slasher.
* OverlyLongName: "The Book of Darkness’s Darkness Dark Piece Incident" was shortened into the "Dark Piece incident".
* PurposelyOverpowered: [[spoiler:Unison Reinforce (Reinforce with Hayate intentionally [[FusionDance Unisoning into her]])]], who you could only use at the final battle of [[spoiler:Reinforce]]'s story. She comes with all eighteen skills in the game where other characters could only use four, turning the normally powerful BigBad into an AnticlimaxBoss.
* SmokeShield: Used as a gameplay mechanic. Big attacks usually generate one of these on impact, and a canny player can exploit the concealment to pull off a counter-attack.
* SoundTest: Available in the Character Viewer under Archive.
* SprintMeter
* SuperMode: Full Drive, which temporarily gives you infinite mana and unlocks your LimitBreak. If you equip the Drive EX (Critical) skill, it will also increase your attack damage while active.
* SuperTitle64Advance: Gets Portable in the title for being in the PSP.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Attack beats Throw. Throw beats Counter. Counter beats Attack.
* TitleDrop: Fate's story path ends with her saying the title of her chapter ("When the cherry blossoms are in bloom") in response to Arf asking her when she will tell Lindy her decision regarding her offer to adopt her.
* VersusCharacterSplash: Not in story mode.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Lindy and Amy don't appear in Zafira's route.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Nanoha says this when Arf suggests that Fate might have turned out like [[AxCrazy Material]]-[[EvilCounterpart L]] if she hadn't met Nanoha, saying that Fate is a stronger person than that and with Arf, she is not alone. Both Fate and Arf are quite grateful to hear this.
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!!!''The Gears of Destiny'' additionally provides examples of:

* AIBreaker: Zafira, because his moveset has fortunately become better like some others. The easiest way to win: just keep pushing the Circle Button. His Grab Move has a good range and it hits as the first move. His uncharged long range Circle-attack allows him to rush towards the enemy. Regardless if the enemy use his/her shield or not, the Grab Move ignores the shield. Repeating this and you win a perfect victory. This strategy is very useful against the SNKBoss in ''G.o.D.''
* AdaptationalBadass: While most of the characters are just as badass as they are in canon, Yuuno's surprising combat ability comes as a shock. During his story mode, he manages to not only defeat the Liese Twins, but also Material-S, Vivio and Amita, not bad for someone who was DemotedToExtra in the series proper.
* AndZoidberg: [[NanohaForce Thoma's reveal for the game]] came off as this, considering how much more of the page Vivio and Einhard took up.
** When Nanoha replies to [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rynith/Linith]] that Fate and Arf are fine, Nanoha remembers that [[EmpathicWeapon Bardiche]] is fine, too.
* {{Back In The Saddle}}: The Liese Twins got pulled out of Retirement by Letty to deal with the Dark Pieces. However, see TeethClenchedTeamwork
* BigBadEnsemble: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. First, Dearche, who is introduced as the BigBad, is killed by U-D, the real BigBad, and when Dearche is regenerating, Stern has persuaded her to ally with the TSAB, so the Materials became [[AntiHero Anti-Heroines]] and Dearche was [[BigBadWannabe never really a Big Bad]] to begin with. And later, when the Dark Piece of Presea found out that a TimeMachine existed, she didn't become a second BigBad because she was immediately fought by Linith and both of them disappeared in the end.
* ButNowIMustGo: Everyone returns to their own time period in the end. [[spoiler: And the Materials and U-D come along with the Florian Sisters to future Eltria. AndTheAdventureContinues for them, because they have their hands full helping restore the planet and fighting monsters. (It ''is'' [[WildArms Filgaia, after all.]])]]
* TheCameo: In Thoma's imagine shot, the ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' versions of Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, Signum and [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Subaru]], as well as the rest of the Nakajima family, Mariel, Iris, Steed, ''and'' the Hückebein family are seen together.
* CastHerd: There are two units who fight U-D in the final battle. The first unit fights her in the first round, the second unit fights her in the second round where she has already [[TurnsRed Turned Red]].
** The first group includes Chrono, Signum, Vita, Shamal, Zafira, Einhard and Kyrie.
** The second group includes Nanoha, Fate, Unison Hayate, Vivio, Thoma, Amitie and [[spoiler:"Lord" Dearche TRINITY]].
** Before this gathering, there are several smaller groups. Nanoha with Yuuno; Fate with Arf; Hayate with Reinforce; the Wolkenritter; the Materials; Vivio and Einhard; Thoma and Lily, both of them allying with Vivio and Einhard later.
*** The groups are later mixed up or seperated in some parts of the story.
* ChewingTheScenery: '''[[LargeHam VITA]], [[BoisterousBruiser LEVI]], [[NoIndoorVoice DEARCHE]], [[HotBlooded AMITIE]]'''.
* ComboBreaker: Activating a Full Drive Burst stock gives temporary invincibility and knocks the opponent back. In some cases, their airborne state makes them vulnerable to be hit with the actual attack.
* ContinuityNod: This game is good with that.
** The Dark Pieces in this game are not only from the ''A's'' timeline, but also from {{Alternate Timeline}}s from different seasons.
*** Sankt Kaiser Vivio, with the mind of a six years old girl, is looking for her mother in the Cradle.
*** Dark Piece Yuuno is still looking for the Jewel Seeds, but he doesn't know Nanoha.
*** Alternate versions of Thoma and Lily are evil, because they weren't save by Nanoha and the others.
*** Dark Piece Einhard is still looking for strong guys to battle.
*** Signum's lost against Cypha is picked up by a Dark Piece Thoma.
** The whole Testarossa conflict from season 1 is expanded in this game.
** As well as the conflict between the Yagami family and the Liese Twins.
** The "growth vampire Erio"-joke is extended here.
** The relevances of the Cartridge System and the usage of multiple Devices become important in this game.
** Nanoha and Stern's promise from ''B.o.A.''
** Dearche remembering her death by Signum.
** Yuuno being MistakenForBadass because he's just [[BadassAdorable Nanoha's]] teacher; this issue was already picked up by Subaru, Teana and Vivio in ''The Movie 1st'' DVDCommentary.
* CoolBigSis:
** Amitie.
** Also Thoma referred to Signum as "Signum-neesan".
* {{Constitution}}: Calculated after the damage the characters can take from average {{Finishing Move}}s (45% damage on characters with average defense), the average defense stats can be referred as 100%, which makes it easier to tell you how much stronger or weaker the defense stats of other characters are in comparison to those with average defense.
** 150%: The playable version of U-D, [[spoiler:better known as Yuri]]. (opposing Presea's defense state)
** 120%: Vivio (opposing Linith's defense stat).
** 110%: Kyrie, Einhard, Yuuno, Chrono, Signum, Zafira, Thoma. (opposing the characters with 90% defense)
** 100%: Nanoha, Stern, Amitie, Vita, Arf, Liese Twins. (average)
** 90%: Fate (Lightning Form), Levi (Slash Suit), Hayate, Dearche, Reinforce, Shamal. (opposing the characters with 110% defense)
** 80%: Linith. (opposing Vivio's defense stat)
** 50%: Presea. (opposing U-D/[[spoiler:Yuri]]'s defense state)
** ≤45%: Fate (Sonic Form), Levi (Sprite Form).
* {{Crossover}}:
** An DramaCD entitled ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage M'' actually has the OriginalGeneration cast meet the versions of Nanoha and Fate from ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]''... despite the movie's own Drama [=CDs=] and in-character DVDCommentary saying it was [[RecursiveCanon an in-universe production in the anime's timeline]].
** In the ''Side A'' disc the Materials show up in Mid-Childa and meet the core members of the former [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers Riot Force 6]] during the events in ''[[Manga/NanohaViVid ViVid]]''. However, ''Side A'' still takes place in the ''Portable'' timeline. During the Drama CD, Stern tells Nanoha about her meeting with the movie-verse characters from ''Side M''. Nanoha then thinks that [[MythologyGag even if she never met the Materials]] [[InSpiteOfANail things would still turn out the same way for her]].
* DemotedToExtra:
** Yuuno, again. He's the only character in the game who doesn't have a CG appearance. It's even worse, several characters from ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' have a cameo appearance in two CG shots, but Yuuno doesn't.
** Nanoha herself has very few CG appearances. She is first seen in the end of Sequence 10. Justified, she's ''not'' the heroine in this game. The Eltrian Gears and the Materials, particularly Dearche, are.
*** Furthermore, Nanoha has not an own side story. There are the Testarossa story, the "Night Sky vs Liese" story, and the story around the four time travelers. Nanoha is still involved in those stories, but she has not a major role. She and Yuuno have the least significant plot relevances in the entire game. You can avoid her plot relevance even more by choosing Vita as one of the main attacks instead of her, that means Nanoha will not use her MidSeasonUpgrade in the final battle.
** The Forwards from ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha StrikerS]]'' don't appear in this game (not including Subaru's cameo). Justified. All battles are in the sky and all of them are ground mages. Even though, Subaru has her Wing Road, Erio has Strada's Düsenform and Caro has Friedrich and Voltaire, they would be odd characters in this game. And Teana has no possibility to fight in air at all.
* DoWellButNotPerfect: Due to an oversight, you automatically win the second round of the Final Sequence if the timer runs out after you whittle down U-D's first life bar so that hers has less HP than yours do but don't reduce it to zero and [[TurnsRed activate her second phase]]. The timer only recognizes her current life bar, so it assumes she has less life than you do even though she still has an untouched second life bar.
* {{Expy}}:
** The Nanoha games are being developed by the people who made ''{{Wild ARMs}}''. With that in mind, [[http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/3627/10120102146dca60eba9e85.jpg Amitie Florian]] is practically a mish-mash of WildArms protagonists [[VideoGame/WildArms1 Rudy]], [[VideoGame/WildArms3 Virginia]], [[VideoGame/WildArms4 Jude]], and [[VideoGame/WildArms5 Dean]]. As part of the story she even have the move, Accelerator.
** In addition, the dying world of Eltria is Filgaia in all but name.
** Levi's loud, boisterous, not too bright, has a theme colour of blue, and declares herself to be "THE STRONGEST". Doesn't that remind you of a certain {{VideoGame/Touhou}} character?
* FunWithAcronyms: The name of the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition for ''Gears of Destiny'' is [[http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=TVG-PSP-2105&template=default/product/e_display.html "GOD BOX".]]
* FutureBadass: Nanoha, Fate and Hayate, of course. In Thoma's imagine shot, we see the three Aces in the ''[[NanohaForce Force]]'' timeline. In the epilogue, we see Nanoha and Fate in the ''[[NanohaViVid ViVid]]'' timeline, and Hayate in the ''Force'' timeline. And we all know they will be grown up in ''[[NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Signum and Reinforce again. Also Arf and ''Vivio''... And Presea tops all of them.
* GenreSavvy: Einhard and Vivio quickly realize that they've been brought back to the past, and try as much as they can to avoid screwing up the past.
* GlassCannon: Presea has powerful attacks, but she is also ''very'' vulnerable like Fate and Levi. Though, her armor is already almost as bad as the Sonic/Sprite Form.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The Materials [[spoiler:and [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Amitie Florian]]]].
* HopeSpringsEternal: [[spoiler: In the end, the Materials and U-D go with the Florian Sisters to Future Eltria. They're able to help a lot through their technical expertise in restoring the land and monster hunting]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: Yuuno to Nanoha, Arf to Fate, and Reinforce to Hayate. Each of the three sidekicks follow their respective partner/master for the majority of the story, and if you play them, they kick asses of characters who are actually much stronger than them.
* InSpiteOfANail: According to the DramaCD ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage A''. There are no significant changes between this timeline and the main series timeline up to at least ''Manga/{{ViVid}}''.
* {{Keigo}}: Besides the characters who are known for this, ''Vita'' of all people, who has probably the most informal speech pattern, talks very formally to Chrono.
* KidFromTheFuture: Vivio during the time of ''Manga/ViVid'' is one of the playable characters here.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Done by the protagonist on themselves in the end so that they don't acccidentally alter the timeline. [[GenreSavvy They also make sure to do it in a way so that they remember that the events happen, but the all the time travelling bits are hand waved away as something else, so that they don't try to reverse it. They will also remember everything when they meet the Materials or the Gears again.]]]].
* TheLeader: Chrono.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Still happens with characters thinking the other one is a Dark Piece. Vita didn't learn the last time.
* LimitBreak: For the old characters, see the ''The Battle of Aces'' entry above. The Materials got new Full Drive Bursts.
** Stern's ''Shin Luciferion Breaker''.
** Levi's ''Raijin Fusatsu Bakumetsuken''.
** Dearche's ''Juggernaut''.
** Amitie's ''E.O.D.''
** Kyrie's ''S.R.I.''
** Yuuno's ''Arrester Chain''.
** Arf's ''Lightning Fall''.
** Vivio's ''Sacred Blazer''.
** Einhard's ''Haō Dankū Ken''.
** Thoma's ''Divide Zero "Eclipse"''.
** Lotte & Aria's ''Mirage Assault''.
** Linith's ''Plasma Saber''.
** Presea's ''Crucifixion''.
** U-D's ''Ancient Matrix''.
* LookBehindYou: Used by Vivio to run away from Yuuno after their fight.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: In Sequence 6, Stern gives these to four of the characters for them to use during the final battle against U-D. Hayate and Chrono gets the Waffenträger and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostwind Ostwind]] respectively. The other two characters who get upgrades depends on who you choose for the third and fourth fights of Sequence 6. If you chose them, Nanoha will get the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebelwerfer Nebelwerfer,]] Fate will get the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashorn Hornisse,]] Signum will get the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirbelwind Wirbelwind,]] and Vita will get the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brummb%C3%A4r Brummbär.]]
** You can choose either Nanoha/Fate, Nanoha/Signum, Vita/Signum or Vita/Fate.
** If you choose Kyrie in the first round of the FinalBattle and Amitie in the second, Amitie will get a MidSeasonUpgrade, too.
** [[spoiler:"Lord" Dearche]] gets her MidSeasonUpgrade in the end of Sequence 10, becoming [[spoiler:"Lord" Dearche TRINITY]].
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Nanoha And The Florian Sisters Are About To Shoot You]]: Look at the GOD BOX cover.
* OneWomanArmy: Linith, as she [[spoiler:stomps over [[TheAce Nanoha]], [[LadyOfWar Signum]] and [[GorgeousGorgon Reinforce Eins]] in one run]].
* OriginalGeneration:
** The Florian sisters, Amitie and Kyrie.
** Kudakeenu Yami - The Unbreakable Dark.
* PlayableEpilogue: Chapter X, a DenouementEpisode that could only be accessed after winning all of the pre-climax fights against the Unbreakable Dark in all routes.
* PosthumousCharacter: Clyde Harlaown, Chrono's late father, is mentioned a few times in the story. Ditto for Alicia.
** Presea and Linith. Only Dark Pieces of them appear in the story.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep:
** The travel through time is causing Thoma's Bible of the Silver Cross to malfunction, which conveniently shuts down the AntiMagic and other abilities that would make him broken in the ''[[NanohaAS A's]]'' timeline.
** Reinforce returns, but is slowly dying, which explains the {{nerf}}ing she got here.
** On the other end of the spectrum, Kris and Asteion turned out to be capable of helping Vivio and Einhard gain limited flight capabilities, explaining why they're able to fight in mid-air here when they couldn't in ''Manga/{{ViVid}}''.
* PutOnABus: Yuuno, Arf and the Liese Twins don't fight in the GrandFinale. Considering how strong the FinalBoss is, it's maybe the best.
* SayMyName: When Arf goes KO, she screams Fate's name.
* SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility: Even if this is a WhatIf AlternateHistory to the main Timeline, some are still declaring that information that come from this as Non-canon to the main timeline. Examples includes U-D's involvement with the Book of Darkness, and the strength and history of already established characters minus [[ForWantOfANail Hayate]].
* SpinningPiledriver: Arf's LimitBreak.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With the Liese Twins and the Wolkenritter due to what happened in the series. They still get along with everyone else.
** They can't believe how nice Hayate is to the point they suspect her of being a Dark Piece. However they seem to get along later. Lotte says she doesn't like Hayate's ideals, but she respects her persistence.
** With Vita - really bad to the point you expect them to start ripping each other's hair.
** With Signum - very professionally to the point of awkwardness.
** They blame Reinforce for the lives that were lost and how bad their lives had became.
* TimeMachine: Naturally, it's identified as a [[LostTechnology Lost Logia]].
* TimeTravel: First, Kyrie travels to this AlternateContinuity where the Examia exist. Then she's followed by Amitie who tries to stop her. The TimeMachine had a side effect that it brings Vivio, Einhard, Thoma and Lily to this timeline, too. In the end, all of them go back to their respective timelines, [[spoiler:the Florian sisters being accompanied by the Purple Sky Family]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Black Knight Thoma was revealed in the second trailer before it happened in ''[[NanohaForce Force]]''.
* VersusCharacterSplash: Unlike the previous game, it also appears in the Story Mode.
** During the Story Mode, the character sprites of certain characters change at some point. U-D in her Combat Mode, Amitie with Kyrie's Variant Zapper, Unison Hayate and [[spoiler:Dearche Trinity]].
* VillainShoes:
** Averted with the Materials, who have became [[AntiHero Anti-Heroines]], and Dark Piece Linith in Sequence 07-R, who even cannot be called an AntiVillain.
** Played straight with Dark Piece Presea in Sequence 07-P.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just where are Lindy and Amy during this entire incident?
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