[[caption-width-right:290:[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Ten of the sixteen main heroines of the game]]. Starting from the girl at the very top and clock-wise : [[{{Bokukko}} Hanna]], [[MysteriousWaif Anne]], [[CoolBigSis Noel]], [[EmotionlessGirl Rai]][[EnsembleDarkhorse zze]], [[TokenMiniMoe Laury]], [[TheHero Sop]][[TheWoobie hia]], [[MadScientist Menesys]], [[AlphaBitch Li]][[RichBitch nda]], [[MayDecemberRomance Claire]], and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Priscilla.]]]]

''Mitsumete Knight'' (みつめてナイト, Mitsumete Naito, lit. « Admire Knight », « Gazing Knight ») is a 1997 DatingSim on UsefulNotes/PlayStation 1, made by Creator/{{Konami}} in cooperation with [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red Company]]. SpiritualSuccessor of Konami's smash hit ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'', it uses the same game engine and most of its successful mechanics, but with several twists.

First, ''Mitsumete Knight'' is set, not in a high school setting, but in an odd hybrid medieval/fantasy setting, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot mixing medieval-heroic diplomacy and politics with modern technology with dashes of high fantasy sprinkled in]], where you play as an Asian who has emigrated to Dolphan Kingdom as a mercenary, to win the war the country is engaged against its neighbour country, the Dukedom of Procchia. Thus, your goals are twofold : gaining the "Holy Knight" title, which will open you the roads towards fame and nobility, by helping Dolphan win the war and accomplishing heroic deeds ; and winning the heart of one of the local ladies you'll be meeting during the 3 years the game spans.

Second, while the dating part of the game is basically the same as in ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' (meet girls, date them, please them, see special events and fight off rumors), ''Mitsumete Knight'' was the precursor of the future ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games (as it was released between ''Tokimemo 1'' and ''Tokimemo 2'') for an easier management of the girls, introducing several prototype ideas, the most notable being the replacement of the bombing system for a much-easier-to-deal-with Uneasiness Gauge and a MUCH lower frequency of rumor spreading. These ideas favor a more girl storyline specific challenge, a type of challenge ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' would focus on with great success.

Third, the stats management is slightly different as well. Unlike ''Tokimemo 1'', your character is under a Level-up system, and your stats will only increase during one ; however, this gives you more flexibility in your stats' management, as you're not limited to use one command between two level-ups, allowing you to counter-balance stat-drops of a command by using an opposing-effect command, all while retaining the stat increases of both.

Fourth, the fighting part is more elaborate than in ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''. The war battles are divided in two parts : one where you command a battalion made of Cavalry, Infantry and Archers fighting an enemy corps, in a ''FireEmblem'' TacticalRockPaperScissors style ; then, you get to fight one of the enemy Generals in a one-on-one battle. Other one-on-one fights outside the war battles will occur, so make sure to have enough HP at all times, otherwise you'll be good for spending a week at the Hospital!

And fifth and probably the most important aspect of the game, since war is a major part of the storyline, ''Mistumete Knight'' has a radically different mood compared to the TastesLikeDiabetes setting of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''. Indeed, this setting is a CrapsaccharineWorld, with Dolphan Kingdom ruled by xenophobic [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] who abide by the ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and WeHaveReserves mottos; war is depicted as gloomy and [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife a waste of human lives]], '''and AnyoneCanDie'''. Yes, such an unusual thing for a DatingSim, and this is one of the game's biggest strengths: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential depending on the player's choices]], down to the type of blood you choose at the beginning of the game, several girls and main characters can die.

The girls' storylines are often rich and story-driven, with regular BreakTheCutie and TearJerker moments, very much unlike ''Tokimemo''; yet, despite all this, the game also has lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming romantic]] moments. [[CharacterDevelopment The characters have developed and complex personalities]], and have a lot more interaction between them than in most ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games.

All in all, an excellent game victim of a bad combo of OvershadowedByAwesome by the more successful ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series, NoExportForYou and WidgetSeries. Knowledge of Japanese is pretty much needed to enjoy the rich storyline too, as the game is Japanese-only and has no FanTranslation.

For the note, ''Mitsumete Knight'' was followed by '''''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen''''', an AlternateUniverse RPG game which bears more similarities with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' than with ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', where you play as a Captain leading a [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in a quest for a MacGuffin which would cure the King. During the quest, you'll be able to try and win the heart of one of the 5 heroines.

Has a [[Characters/MitsumeteKnight Character Sheet]], and a [[AwesomeMusic/MitsumeteKnight Crowning Music of Awesome page]]. Please add character-specific tropes in the Character Sheet, unless they apply to several characters or can fit in the main article fine.

!!''Mitsumete Knight'' (the original game) provides examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: The game does a fine job at giving out a lot of information about the rich universe the story takes place, but just like games like ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', you'll miss out a lot of information if you're not listening the Drama [=CDs=], and / or are not reading [[WordOfGod the author's notes]] published in several Dengeki Playstation Magazine issues. Fortunately, at least the author's notes are compiled [[http://zattalib.yu-nagi.com/game/MitsumeteKnight/MKMain.html in this in-depth Japanese Mitsumete Knight fansite]].
* AnyoneCanDie
* AristocratsAreEvil: They're frikkin' rampant in this game. Johan is the sole direct representant of them you'll be able to interact with, but quite a few of them are pulling the wires behind the scenes.
* BearsAreBadNews: During the game, the neighbouring citizens will eventually ask you to defeat a rampaging bear terrorizing the area.
* BettingMiniGame: The Blackjack mini-game.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Asian will get quite a number of these, where he saves the day and/or the girls.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The best you'll be able to grab in this game, as at the end of the game, the Asian will have to leave Dolphan Kingdom regardless of if you defeated all 8 Generals, got the Holy Knight title or even scored Princess Priscilla, because of the Expulsion of All Foreigners Act [[DeadlyDecadentCourt forcefully concluded by the powerful]] [[AristocratsAreEvil evil Pixis and Elites aristocrat families]]. The ending will then be bittersweet if you managed to score a girl, as they'll follow the Asian, with the exception of [[TokenMiniMoe Laury]], who's too young to go, and [[TheOjou Sarah]], [[IllGirl whose body is currently too weak.]]. For those two, the Asian promises them to come back to them a few years later, when they'll be older / healed.]]
* {{Bookends}}: This game uses this narrative method, especially if [[spoiler: you get a Bad Ending where you fail to get both the Holy Knight title and a girl]]. See the entry for a detailed explanation.
* CannotSpitItOut: Unlike Tokimemo, most characters are more sincere with their feelings with the Asian and consider themselves his girlfriend, as there's no legend holding them back. Some of them, such as Sophia, play it straight, though.
* ColourCodedArmies: In war battles, your units are the blue ones, and the enemies' are the red ones. And in one-on-one duels, the Eight Generals also wear jet-red armor, while you wear blue-ish armor.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Many, MANY [[WideEyedIdealist people]] are fooled by the bright graphics, the emphasis on the romance, and the advertising to think this is just another happy-go-lucky dating sim where EverybodyLives, the only opposition will be from the local bully or bully equivalent, and all that starts well ends well. [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids The poor fools.]]
* CurbStompBattle: If you train a strict minimum, you'll easy win most of your war battles.
* DatingSim
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: The kind King of Dolphan is [[PuppetKing not the real ruler of the Kingdom]] : the effective power is in the hands of Anabel Pixis, the evil [[SmugSnake lead]] of the powerful noble family Pixis, and the man leading the "Old Families's Two Wings" council, a council composed of the Pixis and Elites noble families which are deciding of Dolphan's policies, even though the king participates to sessions held by the council and technically (stress "technically") has a word in the decisions.
* DeconstructorFleet: Goes through Ruritanian, High, and Medieval fantasy like a chainsaw through warm butter.
* DistressedDamsel / RescueRomance : This game ''likes'' these tropes. There's at least 5 occurences of those, split between 3 girls.
* DoWellButNotPerfect: Several Titles, such as the "Blade of Darkness" one (which needs you to have less than 40 Medals - aka being beaten by most enemies in the game - combined with a Level 60 or more - aka whoring the Part-Time Jobs and having a tight EXP gaining schedule - ), [[HundredPercentCompletion which are needed to fill the Titles' Collection]], fit this trope to a T.
* EmpathicEnvironment: This game loves using it, especially when it comes to War Battles (it's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Piko when you're about to fight Wolfgario [[spoiler: in his masked version]], and the [[spoiler: unmasked]] version of the fight [[spoiler: is a BattleInTheRain]].) and dates to sinister-looking places. Averted however with [[GraveClouds the Graveyard]], which is always sunny with a cloudless blue sky.
* EndingTheme: The game has 3 of them: "Asu o Yume Mite", the Sophia-specific Ending song; "Koi o Suru To", the Anne-specific Ending song; and "Mitsumete", the regular Ending song used for all the other characters. "Koi o Suru To" is sung by Creator/MarikoKouda, Anne's voice actor; the other two are sung by Creator/HirokoKonishi, the voice actor of Sophia.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: In the ButtonMasher mini-game where you have to lift a maximum of heavy items in a set time at the Sports Festival, the timer is represented with a male and a female monkey, the male walking towards the female and stopping at times to eat the bananas scattered along the way.
* {{Expy}}: Several characters are obvious [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of characters from ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 1]]'', such as Linda (of Mira Kagami), Lesley (of Ayako Katagiri), or Johan (of Rei Ijuin).
* FairyCompanion: The Asian will be always followed by Piko, a being originating from his heart that only he can see, which will give good advices during the game.
* FortuneTeller: The Asian will meet one during the Mid-Summer Festival. She'll tell him his destined person (i.e. the girl with the highest Love Gauge) as well as the girl's who accompanied him. If this girl is the same as the one who appeared in the CrystalBall, this girl's Love Gauge will get a big boost. On the other hand, if the Asian don't know any girl by the time of this festival, the crystal ball will break and the Fortune Teller will ask for financial compensation.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Quite a number of your opponents in one-on-one duels will be of this type.
* UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: ''Mitsumete Knight'' is one of the few games compatible with the [=PS1=] Mouse.
* GuideDangIt: Several girls require the player to see a specific event, or to go through a certain course of events : miss them, and it's impossible to win their heart.
* HelloInsertNameHere: [[PlayingWithATrope Done in a creative way]]: As you, the Asian, are arriving to Dolphan, a Customs' Officer will meet you and ask you to fill in the Country Enterance Document, in which you'll have to write your name, birthday and blood type.
* HintSystem[=/=]PlayerNudge : If you fail to score a girl, after the Bad End's credits, a Hint Screen will show up, giving you slightly veiled hints on elements you could have missed in your playthrough that caused your failure.
* HiredGuns: Both sides on the war make extensive use of mercenaries to complement their respective regular armies. At Procchia's side is Valpha-Valaharian, known and feared as the strongest mercenary brigade of all the continent ; at Dolphan's side, a bunch of foreign mercenaries recruited en masse, the Asian (the player avatar) being one of them.
* HundredPercentCompletion: This game ''loves'' this trope. Aside from the usual DatingSim CG gallery (named the "Mitsumete Gallery" in this game), there's a Title Gallery which lists all the Titles you got during the game to complete, two mini-games to unlock, and you'll have to accomplish several quests to unlock all the secret items of the Secret Shop. A lot of playthroughs in prospect indeed.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Mitsumete Sword, which is actually the most powerful unlockable item [[NewGamePlus in the Secret Shop]], granting its user a boost of +10 pts in all stats.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Even though this game is not in a High School setting like Tokimemo, roughly a third of the datable characters are High School girls (5 out of 16 characters).
* LateArrivalSpoiler: For Japanese players of this franchise, it's not anymore a secret that Salishuan the Spy is [[spoiler: Raizze Haimer]]. The Drama [=CDs=] assume you already have played the game (and more specifically having completed a [[spoiler: Raizze]] Run), as the story is told from the girls' point of view (especially from [[spoiler: Raizze]]'s) instead from the Asian's.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Mitsumete Knight'' has a total of 38 individual characters having a sprite and appearing in person in the game. Add to this number a few characters who are only mentioned by name but are still crucial to the plot such as [[SmugSnake Anabel Pixis]], and 3 minor Drama CD-only characters. And we're not mentioning the ''Mitsumete Knight R''-exclusive characters here.
* [[ComicBookAdaptation Manga Adaptation]]: A single-tome one, titled ''Mitsumete Knight: Another Story''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title says]], it's a side-story telling the tale of two original characters, the sword-wielding Asian mercenary Kojirô (an {{Expy}} of the game's main protagonist), and Alissa, a [[GenkiGirl mischevious]] young girl with [[DarkAndTroubledPast a mysterious past]]. The setting takes place in Dolphan and several (but not all) of the game's characters are present, but they only play for the most part a [[TheCameo cameo]] role in this story.
* MightyGlacier: A number of your opponents in one-on-one duels are of this type.
* MoneyForNothing: There's an Assets Level system in this game, telling your level of wealth from Commoner-like to Swimming In Dough-type, and you can increase it by doing Part-Time jobs, but it's mostly worthless as very few and minor elements in the game are affected by it.
* MultipleEndings: Aside from the 16 girls's happy endings, there's also 3 Bad Endings [[spoiler: one where you leave Dolphan with the Holy Knight title but without a girl, one where you get neither of them, and one where you fail to get Sophia and Johan marries her, and comes with her as you leave to taunt you]], as well as [[spoiler: three secrets endings with 3 [=NPCs=] : Mieu, Prim and Luna, which occur if you get a Bad Ending and have met them during the game]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian have badass and intimidating nicknames. Special mention goes to Wolfgario "The Ravager", leader of the Generals, and Zeelbis "The Bloody".
* NewGamePlus: If you manage to meet and defeat [[TheCameo Sparkster]] during a playthrough, and save your game in a Memory Card after having completed your run, the Secret Shop will be available in the game's Option, allowing you to start a new game with a stat-boosting item. However, most items need to be unlocked via various specific quests during the game, [[TrainingFromHell such as reaching Level 64]] in order to unlock the most powerful item, [[InfinityPlusOneSword the Mitsumete Sword]].
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: The names of the Eight Generals' seiyuu are not displayed in the second version of the game's opening, unlike in the first version which presents the heroines. This is probably ('''HEAVY SPOILERS''') [[spoiler: to avoid busting TheReveal about [[AmbiguousGender Salishuan]] [[BonusBoss the Spy]] being [[EmotionlessGirl Raizze]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Haimer]], by showing their seiyuu's name, Creator/YumiTouma]].
* ParallelPornTitles: There is a {{Eroge}} called ''Yumemite Knight''.
* PuzzleGame: The "Puzzle de Knight" minigame, unlockable and available in the Options once you finish a playthrough where you fought and beat Menesys at it.
* PyrrhicVictory: The Battle of Parsir, where you fight Meehilbis of the Ghosts ; Dolphan wins the battle, but at the cost of one third of its army, due to [[ThePlan a trap masterfully executed]] by [[TheStrategist Meehilbis]].
* RomanceGame
* SadBattleMusic: "Sorrowful Blade", the battle theme played when fighting [[spoiler:the enemy Eight General Salishuan the Spy, alias Raizze Haimer (one of the winnable main heroines), when she's torn between her duty and her love for the protagonist. You actually need to hear this theme to get her ending: if not, she's [[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]].
* SchizoTech: Dolphan has a very advanced meditcine level for a medieval country: blood transfusion is a common technique, plastic surgery seems to exist and to be effective as [[spoiler: Hanna]] manages to heal a deep claw wound on the face without a single scar in an Event, and researches on heart diseases are already ongoing.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The BattleCry of [[AristocratsAreEvil the evil nobles]] running rampant in this game, Johan leading them.
* ShowingTheirWork / RealityIsUnrealistic: While the game has often gotten hammered by certain segments for supposedly being unrealistic, those who have studied feudal/royal politics and history will find that the game gets a LOT disturbingly right and most of the major events were probably inspired by either medieval history or the history of Imperial Japan. [[FridgeHorror Yes folks, this stuff actually happened in reality.]]
* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler: the Christmas Event in 3rd Year : as you and the girl in love with the Asian are going back home, snow will fall on Dolphan for the first time in the country's history since 38 years ago.]] However, in [[spoiler: Anne]]'s case, it's a case of SnowMeansDeath, since [[spoiler: she realizes, as a CuteGhostGirl who's on the way of getting rid of her regrets, she won't stay for long on this world]].
* StillbornFranchise: ''Mitsumete Knight'' was planned as a ''Tokimeki Memorial''-like CashCowFranchise, and it shows: co-created by the two companies responsible of the two lead DatingSim franchises of the time, a spectacular voice cast, deep storyline, solid gameplay, a line of goods, favourable critics, lots of built hype ''one year before'' the game's actual release in March 1998... Only to meet average-ish good sales, not the expected killer profit (partially due to the public's vaning interest in {{DatingSim}}s which started around that time). Realizing this, and with ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' around the corner, Konami canned the franchise one year later in 1999.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Used in the corps' battle part of the war battles. Cavalry beats Infantry, who beats Archers, who beat Cavalry. There's a fourth unit type, the Mages, which can replace one of the three unit types if you have a Studies stat superior to your Horse Riding and Sword Fencing stats combined, which have double superiority, and this against all types, but are weaker defensively.
* TheCameo: Sparkster of the ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' series appears in this game, as a one-on-one random opponent. If you manage to meet and defeat him, not only you can gain [[LimitBreak his Special Attack]] and the Title "Rocket Knight", but also once your file is complete, you'll gain access to the Secret Shop held by him.
* ThePeepingTom: If the Asian works part-time as a beach lifeguard in summer, he randomly can get at peeping at girls he knows via a nautical telescope. Aside from getting a safe-for-work CG of the girl peeped at wearing a swimsuit, and [[RelationshipValues a drop in affection from her]], you get the "Peeping Tom" (Nozokiya) Title for [[HundredPercentCompletion your List of Titles]].
* TheReveal: '''TONS OF THEM'''. Most characters have their secrets, and quite a number of them are groundbreaking storyline-wise. No wonder the Character Sheet is chock-full of masked spoilers.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Due to the fact the lives of several characters depend on your choices, there's a LOT of moments that fall in this trope.
* WomanScorned: Just like in Tokimemo, except that here it's easier to manage it.
* WorldBuilding: The game thrives on this just as much as on the AnyoneCanDie factor.
* XanatosGambit: The Battle of Parsir is this for [[TheStrategist Meehilbis]], turning it to his favor no matter the outcome. If he won the fight, it would have been beneficial for Valpha-Valaharian. But if he lost (as it ultimately becomes the case), this still is beneficial for Valpha-Valaharian, since Dolphan's army was severely crippled with his plan (the fact [[PyrrhicVictory that Dolphan's "win" was disastrous for them]] is acknowledged InUniverse).

!!''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen'' (the RPG game) provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Sophia, Leslie, Linda and Hanna all TookALevelInBadass in this AlternateUniverse and became this.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Obviously, a part of this game's VirtualPaperDoll system.
* AnimeThemeSong / EndingTheme: The game has both of them, both sung by Creator/HirokoKonishi, [[DoItYourselfThemeTune the voice actor of main heroine Sophia]].
* CreepyBasement: [[spoiler: The last floors of the TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon look like the unholy child of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' 's Cocoon Hive and ''Franchise/SilentHill'' 's Alternate Hospital, among other horrors. It's an extreme contrast to the town where the dungeon lies, [[{{Arcadia}} a paradisiac land]] populated by [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies]]]].
* [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]]: Composed of:
** TheHero : Sophia
** TheLancer: Raizze
** TheBigGuy: Lesley
** TheSmartGuy: Hanna
** TheChick: Linda.
* FindTheCure
* HonestAxe: Occurs at Tripond Mountain, except that [=MacLeod=] drops in the water a dynamite pack needed to get a gem, instead of an axe. Pointing the correct dynamite nets you one of the three colored-dynamite packs allowing you to get either a Ruby, an Emerald, or Gold Bars (depending on the dynamite's color), along with the regular dynamite pack.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Lesley thinks of Middmoney Restaurant's meal as this (to the point she sheds anime-style stream of tears), if [=MacLeod=] goes on a date with her there. She later explains the meal tasted very much like her mother's cooking, back when she was young.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The [[spoiler: Pyramid]]'s true purpose is to hide and store an HumongousMecha. Said mecha is the only way to cross a large river standing between you and the next land around mid-game.
* IsometricProjection
* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: One of the [[LimitBreak Super Love Attacks]], which is only accessible if both female partners are [[RelationshipValues deeply in love]] with [=MacLeod=].
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: They actually reside in a parallel world to the Human World, and the access between those worlds is very strict.]]
* PutOnABus: If you're not named Sophia, Raizze, Leslie, Hanna, Linda, or [[spoiler: Carneau]], you're a victim of this trope, being reduced as a mere cameo. Especially jarring in the case of Priscilla and Anne, which were poster girls of the original ''Mitsumete Knight'' game, major players in the storyline (even more so for Priscilla when taking the Drama [=CDs=] into account), and well-liked characters in the fandom.
* ReplayValue: While ''Mitsumete Knight'' loved this trope, ''Mitsumete Knight R'' turns this UpToEleven, milking this trope for all its worth, thanks to its NewGamePlus system : depending on if your playthrough number is an odd or an even one (i.e., if your playthrough is your 1st/3rd/5th/etc, or a 2nd/4th/6th/etc one), the epilogue and the endings will be different and [[HundredPercentCompletion you'll only get some]] [[VirtualPaperDoll of the clothes]]. What's more, depending on if you get a specific item at the very beginning of the game, the epilogue will further radically change ! And that's not entering into the fact there's a paired ending for each of the 5 girls, and that specific events will appear during the game only if you have the two required girls needed for them with you, or if you managed to gain high RelationshipValues with a specific girl in a former playthrough.
* ShoutOut: One of the Printstation (the in-game Purikura system) pictures displays [[http://www1.odn.ne.jp/arapon/printstation/index.html several characters from Konami franchises]], such as [[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Shiori Fujisaki and Saki Nijino]], [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Twinbee and Madoka]], [[GanbareGoemon Goemon and Ebisumaru]], [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper and a Moai]], [[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Takosuke and Koitsu]], and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]] to cite a few.
** Another Shout Out, this time for ''Twinbee'' : Aqua, a minor character who lives in the last [[spoiler: Human World]] town, punctuates the end of her speech with the characteristic "-bee" VerbalTic whenever she loses patience.
* [[spoiler: StableTimeLoop]]: ('''HEAVY SPOILERS''') ''The whole storyline.'' This also gives an in-game justification to the VirtualPaperDoll and NewGamePlus systems. [[http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7281/mitsumeteknightrtimelin.png See this chart for more details]], but beware, it's spoilertastic. Other tropes created by this situation are:
** [[spoiler: AdamAndEvePlot]]: [[spoiler: Christopher [=MacLeod=] and Fairy Queen Pako, who become the Saint Genesis Father and Mother, after leaping back to the beginnings of time]]
** [[spoiler: FantasticRomance]]: [[spoiler: Christopher [=MacLeod=], a human, and Fairy Queen Pako]]
** [[spoiler: MyOwnGrandpa]]: [[spoiler: Christopher [=MacLeod=] and Fairy Queen Pako]]
* TheEmpire: [[spoiler: Orcadia is actually revealed as a ghastly one, [[NewGamePlus upon a second playthrough]]. The number of people and nations they screwed, and the horrific way they did it, in their thirst for power and continent domination, is astounding.]]
* TheReveal: ('''HEAVY SPOILERS''') [[spoiler: TheHero and Captain of Orcadia's Royal Guards, Christopher [=MacLeod=], is actually revealed upon a second playthrough, as [[TheMole one of the O2 terrorist organization's Big Four, acting as a mole]] waiting for the right time to strike and destroy Orcadia from within. He does this because he's thirsting for {{revenge}}, being [[FallenPrincess the Prince of the fallen Kingdom Parmet]], destroyed by Orcadia's schemes, and having seen his cute and beloved little sister Melinda slowly and horribly tortured to death by Orcadia]].
* TrueFinalBoss: Two of them, who are mutually exclusive since they appear depending on if you're on a License of Heartless odd-numbered playthrough, or a even-numbered playthrough: [[spoiler: General Kurgan of Orcadia]] in the first case, and [[spoiler: Calbares, the OneWingedAngel form of Dark Prince]] in the second case. Hope you carefully saved up those rare [[InvincibilityPowerUp Mandragore Roots/Magic Mushrooms]] you collected during your quest, [[NintendoHard because you'll]] ''[[NintendoHard need]]'' [[NintendoHard them against those guys]].
* TrueLovesKiss: Unlike in ''Mitsumete Knight'', the protagonist of ''Mitsumete Knight R'', Captain [=MacLeod=], can get to kiss the girl [[RelationshipValues closest to him]] in his [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in several instances.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Raizze does this in the anime opening sequence.
* VirtualPaperDoll: A major game mechanic. In fact, some Japanese fans go as far as describing this game as "a clothes-gathering quest disguised as an RPG". Only partially true, as the plot reveals to be quite deeper and very dark upon the second playthrough. Some of the collectable clothes are the following:
** BattleBallgown
** ChainmailBikini
** HellBentForLeather: the leather jacket and pants.
** LeotardOfPower
** MartialArtsUniform
** {{Meido}}
** NaughtyNurseOutfit: Two different nurse costumes available, actually: a white and a pink one. The pink one is the same as the one [[HospitalHottie Teddie]] of the first game wears.
** PeacockGirl: Linda's animal-themed costume.
** PimpedOutDress
** PlayboyBunny
** {{Qipao}}
** SailorFuku
** {{Sarashi}}
** SchoolSwimsuit
** SpyCatsuit
* WarpWhistle: The statues present in nearly every town of the game allow you to warp to any of those towns by touching them, but you first need to activate the system by gathering the 3 Slates of Earth, Sea and Sky scattered throughout the world, and then place them in the machine inside [[spoiler: the Pyramid]].
* WeaponOfChoice: Each main character has one. [=MacLeod=] and Sophia [[HeroesPreferSwords both use a sword]] ; Raizze is a master fencer with [[RoyalRapier the rapier]] ; Hanna has a [[BattleBoomerang boomerang]] as a weapon ; Leslie uses [[PowerFist claws]] ; and Linda's weapon is [[WhipItGood a whip]].
* [[spoiler: YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters]]: The true nature of the terrorist organization O2 (short for "The Opposition to Orcadia"), [[NewGamePlus revealed upon a second playthrough]].