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''Paladin's Quest'' (known as ''Lennus'' in Japan) is an RPG for SNES. Its most notable features are its unusual magic system and the mercenaries you can hire to pad out your party. It was also noteable for being very, very weird.

Chezni is a 13-year-old boy in a magic school who accidentally activates [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan an ancient weapon of mass destruction]]]] and then finds himself WalkingTheEarth on a quest to defeat it and [[SavingTheWorld save the world]]. Chezni soon meets with a girl called Midia, also a spiritualist, who becomes the only permanent companion on his quest. The plot is complicated by the world-conquering ambitions of the EvilOverlord Zaygos who already rules the southern continent and is eyeing the northern one.

A sequel, ''VideoGame/LennusII'', was released in Japan in 1996, unfortunately, it was [[NoExportForYou never localized]]. The fact that it was released a month after the Nintendo 64 in Japan and the obscurity of the original in North America were probably significant factors.

!! This game contains examples of:

* HundredPercentCompletion: Every mercenary you recruit will appear in the big party at the end of the game. To get everyone to appear, you have to recruit every single mercenary (some of whom may be [[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]] if you didn't recruit them the first time you go through the area they're in). While this doesn't actually unlock anything special, it does add a bit to the ending since every merc has something unique to say to the party.
%%* AllInARow
* ApocalypticLog: The first hint you have that [[spoiler:Gabnid was the BigBad of his generation is when you come across an ancient laboratory deep underground and find some of these left by Sophie.]]
* AerithAndBob: The three immortals who founded civilization on Lennus are named Gabnid, Kormu, and... Sophie.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: You can only ever have up to four playable characters in your party.
* {{Bishonen}}:
** Zaygos turns out to be one.
** Duke. The LetsPlay even nicknames him "Duchess" to play on it. [[spoiler:It turns out there's a [[TheMole very good reason for this.]]]]
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Several, including a continent full of people who live in egg-like houses and a town early in the game built entirely on kites.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: One undead enemy is called a "spilit."
* BossRemix: The final battle music includes remixed portions of the main battle theme and Zaygos' theme. Likewise, the fight with Zaygos is a remixed version of his main theme.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Once you get your method of flight, and the map [[spoiler: reveals the half of the world you didn't know existed]], you can clearly see things that were put in there by the devs for laughs, like [[spoiler: an island shaped like googly eyes]].
%%* BrokenBridge
%%* ButThouMust
* CastFromHitpoints: The entire magic system is based on this.
* CommonplaceRare: There is a limited amount of bottles you can acquire in the game, especially of the bigger varieties.
* CrutchCharacter: Nails the ancient robot. He's one of the strongest mercenaries when you meet him in the Underworld thanks to his missile attack. However, he can only heal by draining enemy hit points (and for a pitiful amount), can't level up, disappears from the party if destroyed, and can only be re-recruited by going all the way back to the Underworld.
%%* DegradedBoss
* DifficultySpike: Once you reach the southern continent. Medicine suddenly costs four times as much, most enemies are now highly resistant to fire (which is your best element), and the mercenaries available tend to be few in number, often with severe drawbacks.
%%* DoomedHometown
* ElementalPowers: [[DishingOutDirt Earth]], [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Air]], Sky, [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]], Sphere, and Heart. And no, Heart is far from useless.
%%* EncounterRepellant
* EnemyWithout / TheHeartless: Suggested to be the true nature of [[spoiler:the Monsters of Dal Gran and Noi Gren.]]
%%* EvilOverLord: Zaygos.
* FacelessEye: Doth.
%%* GlobalAirship
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
%%* HealingSpring
* HeroicMime: Chezni.
* HistoryRepeats: It's shown during the time travel episode that the conflict between Chezni, Midia, and Zaygos over Dal Gren is a repetition of the events that happened between Kormu, Sophie, and Gabnid 1000 years ago. Chezni and Midia are explicitly indicated to be the successors to Kormu and Sophie, and Zaygos claims to be the reincarnation of Gabnid; he and Gabnid even share the same attack pattern as bosses.
* HopelessBossFight: No less than ''three'' different ones, but probably many more total for most players if they finish the game.
* IdiotBall: Zaygos gets handed one right after an episode of surprising competence.
* KidHero: Chezni and Midia are both 13.
* LethalJokeItem: The "bib" is actually a very strong body armor.
* LoadBearingBoss / {{Synchronization}}: Dal Gren, Noi Gren and their monsters Strabo, Kaymat and Lokiarn.
* LostTechnology: At one point in the game, you have to go on a quest for some ancient, powerful weapons that will let you defeat a dangerous enemy. One of them turns out to be [[spoiler:a rocket launcher.]]
%%* MadScientist
* MagicKnight: Several characters, including the main hero.
* MassiveRaceSelection: The main two characters are both part of the race most similar to human, but the other party slots can be filled with mercenaries from the dozen various races of the world.
* TheMaze: The crystal world.
%%* MechaMooks
* MoneySpider: In particular, the Gold Gubos drop a lot of gold if you can defeat them.
* MusicalSpoiler: There is a particularly obvious one when you first enter Joyce's baker's shop.
%%* NominalImportance
* NonLethalKO: Characters who fall in battle are back to 1 hp after the battle if the party wins.
%%* OneWingedAngel
* OptionalPartyMember: The mercenaries. Some of them want money while others'll join for free if you let them.
%%* OrphansPlotTrinket: Midia's crown.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
%%* RandomEncounters
* {{Retraux}}: One house is done in the style of the original VideoGame/DragonQuestI, complete with priest sprite.
%%* SavingTheWorld
%%* SealedEvilInACan
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:The undead-looking dragon you meet early on in the game, who woke up when you removed the Sword of Kormu from his body and carries you to the southern continent before dying? He recognized you because you were the one to seal him in the past, ten-thousand years ago. With the Sword of Kormu, of course.]]
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Sword of Kormu. Twice. [[spoiler:And you ultimately don't get to use it for the purpose you originally intended, since it breaks the first time you fight Zaygos with it.]]
* StatGrinding: Your affinities with the spirits that determine how powerful your spells are grow by casting spells related to those spirits.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:The mercenary G Rasav.]]
%%* UndergroundLevel
%%* UndergroundMonkey
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The Crystal Maze, which is also ThatOneLevel. There the game changes from an RPG into a puzzle game, a very hard puzzle game.
%%* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Chezni in the beginning.]]
* UselessUsefulSpell: Partially averted and even inverted. The monsters' attempts to hit the players with status effects and instant death have a miserable rate of success. The instant death spells cast by the players at the monsters don't fare any better than that, but [[MagikarpPower a fully leveled-up Freeze]] has a decent rate of success in player hands and makes some early boss fights much easier.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:At the start of the game, Gabnid is worshiped along with the other two founders as the one who brought wisdom to Lennus. Sort of, but that leaves off the important detail where he went insane with power and tried to murder everyone.]]
%%* WalkingTheEarth
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[spoiler:Strabo says this after you seal him using the sword of Kormu in the past. Because of the StableTimeLoop involved, you ''already'' met him again in gameplay by the time this happens.]]
* WizardingSchool: You start the game in one of these. [[spoiler:It doesn't last long, though.]]
* WombLevel: You get to explore the insides of a dragon. [[spoiler: It's a fairly straight tunnel. The dragon's mouth [[FridgeHorror is the exit]].]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Zaygos proves himself quite savvy by [[spoiler: predicting and preparing for your entry into his temple]]. However despite having using it to his advantage he shows himself as a major BadBoss by [[spoiler: having the entire town massacred as punishment for allowing you to sneak in. [[JerkAss Despite having made it part of his plans in the first place.]]]]