Describe Quest Fantasy here.

Um... that's easier said than done.

Alright, first of all, it's best you know absolutely nothing about Quest Fantasy before playing, so if you really want a pure experience, [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B48kITgXhEGEY2pEaUFLX1lXM28/edit download the first game in the series and play.]] Seriously, go do that now, it's not very long, and it's not very big, and it works fine on it's own without having to play the rest of the series.

Alright? Alright.

Okay. Quest Fantasy is a series of RPGMaker VX Ace games of [[StylisticSuck intentionally low quality]]. Default graphics and sound, terrible grammar, overly cliched plotlines... HERO receives a mission from the king to kill an Ogre and he goes and does that. [[spoiler:After that, [[SurpriseCreepy things get weird]]. [[MindScrew REALLY weird]].]] Put simply, [[spoiler:an eldritch being named S O U L invades the universe and begins corrupting it, which involves among other things attempting to turn off the SoBadItsGood. The rest of the series follows various protagonists' adventures [[AnachronicOrder in various periods of time]] that all seem to end in their deaths.]]

The series is complete, and not only involves games made by the creator, Arale, but also [[AscendedFanon fangames that were deemed canon.]]

[[folder:List of games in the series]]
Not every game has to be played for full understanding, but they all add little bits and pieces to the world building. A 'lite edition' would involve just the original, Love Plus Shoujo Edition, and Era Ovation Acceptance, though there will be a few things you won't understand.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B48kITgXhEGEY2pEaUFLX1lXM28/edit Quest Fantasy]] - The original.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxXgfA5O-DUuYUtGRTdVYkJDV1U/edit?usp=sharing Final Dragon]] - Prequel canonized fangame taking place shortly before QF.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5kahm-dQcZlUWJOM2R4RUlzU0U/edit Mystic Infinity]] - Prequel canonized fangame taking place years in the past.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B48kITgXhEGETU1iZ3gzeEZkMmM/edit?usp=sharing Quest Fantasy Love Plus Shoujo Edition]] - [[UnexpectedGenreChange Dating]] [[DatingSim Sim]] taking place shortly after QF.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B48kITgXhEGEUkVuS0NLYlZBLXM/edit Fate Demon]] - Takes place years before any of the games, and is the earliest entry in the series.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5kahm-dQcZlU0lfanpseUs1TVE/edit Xenospire]] - Prequel canonized fangame taking place shortly after Mystic Infinity.
* [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B48kITgXhEGEeUFQTVRwLUxVYlk/edit Quest Fantasy: Era Ovation Acceptance]] - Final game in the series taking place shortly after LPSE.

Yes, that does sound like a ridiculously complex timeline. Don't sweat it, just enjoy.
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AesopAmnesia: Cain learns nothing from his adventure and is just as much of a {{Jerkass}} at the end of the game as he was at the beginning.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:All the SurpriseCreepy in Fate Demon turns out to be this, though apparently it's because something tried to warn Guy against killing things just because he was told to (which doesn't work.)]]
* AmbiguousGender: Shittyghost. Sometimes he is referred to as male, but in the dating sim she is apparently a female. Although, according to WordOfGod, s/he is the ghost of a male character (the Terracotta Ogre).
* AnachronicOrder: Jumps all over the place in the timeline. Only two of the various games that aren't the original actually take place afterwards.
* ArcNumber: 7874. [[spoiler:It's the amount of health S O U L heals, part of the username of the fictional author, and the number of Divine Oracles of Truth.]]
* AuthorAvatar: A large number.
** Firstly, Author Insert in Final Dragon, of the creator of said fangame.
** Secondly, 7874doom, the fictional creator of the original game/series. A throwaway line at the end of EOA confirms [[spoiler:people worship him as their god.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler:Arale in EOA, as the ACTUAL creator of the series. However, subverted in that it is actually Shachihata impersonating Arale.]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [=GreenPark=] Woods sets you up to believe you are going to fight [[TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]]. Then [[spoiler:you fight an UncannyValley Flareon cosplay.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:S O U L.]]
** [[spoiler:The very end of EOA introduces a new BigBad in the form of Shachihata. The Dimensional Stability Officer tells Morshu that, should be have to choose between helping S O U L or Shachihata in their battle, he should choose the former. Assuming Morshu follows his advice, Shachihata would be the BigBad of his post-game adventures.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Averted with the Dimensional Stability Officer. He shows up just in time to help, but admits that there's nothing he really can do besides give Morshu instructions in how to live in the world after the game.]]
* BlatantLies: From Quest Fantasy Love Plus Shoujo Edition, [[spoiler: "IN TA LAS GAME, OGRE WAS DIE AND IT WAS HAPPY END."]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Guy's best friend (a piece of cheese with a curly mustache) can't go with him on his adventure in Fate Demon because "he doesn't have walking sprites the author can't afford fancy programs and his mom wont let him download gimp". This is only one of several examples, as AuthorAvatar, TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou, and the such run rampant. Highlights include [[spoiler:playing as the player's energy turned into RPG Maker data, having multiple characters directly address you, and by the end of EOA, NoFourthWall whatsoever.]]
* ButThouMust: Pretty much a RunningGag. Sometimes played for humor, other times for horror, but you can practically never say no to a question.
* CallBack: Morshu doesn't know how to play the TROMBONE.
* CallForward: Cain gives one to Final Dragon when climbing the rope in the dungeon.
--> '''Cain''': [[spoiler: BOY I SURE HOPE NOTHING SPOOKY HAPPENS DURING MY DESCENT]]
* [[spoiler:CerebusSyndrome: Not only does the first game's plot become much darker and more serious, the plot of the rest of the series after the first game is substantially more convoluted and defined.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Literally with the Etherblast Gun/Gigantes Axe item duality, spanning the entire series. In the very first game, an Etherblast Gun taken out of a chest turns into a Gigantes Axe. This is never mentioned again until the very end of the final game, where Marina gives you the Gigantes Axe just in case it comes in handy, and it turns back into the Etherblast Gun just in time for Morshu to shoot Old Guy The King.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:S O U L and Old Guy The King together masterminded a ridiculously complex plan to bring S O U L into the world.]]
* TheChosenOne: GIRL, at least according to the Divine Oracles of Truth.
* [[spoiler:{{Creepypasta}}]]: Mentioned by [[spoiler:S O U L. He asks you if you think the game is scary, or if it's a silly creepypasta game.]]
* DatingSim: LPSE.
* [[spoiler:DarkerAndEdgier]]: [[spoiler:The game turns like this after defeating the Ogre.]]
** [[spoiler:EOA takes this UpToEleven in it's pretty heavy ending.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Old Guy The King.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:HERO.]]
* EasterEgg: A reference to the SurpriseCreepy book Model-A-Monster in the 'arcaid'.
** Parodied with the rapidly-moving, hard-to-miss teddy bear in the first screen of Final Dragon. Catching it has the game tell you it's an EasterEgg.
** Another, far more easy to catch NPC does the same thing in Fate Demon, even declaring that it's like the one in Final Dragon.
** The [[spoiler:Spooky Scary Skeletons]] video in LPSE.
** [[spoiler:Dandy's room]] in EOA.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:S O U L, Snaily Joe and Shachihata.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:The Dimensional Stability Officer tells Morshu that if he has to choose between assisting eldritch abominations S O U L or Shachihata, to choose the former - aka the BigBad for the entire series up to this point.]]
* EpisodicGame: Although not referred to as episodes, the games are so short and are all puzzle pieces in one big story, so it has the same effect.
* FanNickname: A high amount of characters' names were determined after the fact by the fans, and then AscendedFanon happened. Examples include Kawaii Girl/GIRL, Desu Girl, Shittyghost, and Old Guy The King.
* FatBastard: The Ogre. [[spoiler:Not really.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Final Dragon has a lot of this for Quest Fantasy.
* [[spoiler:TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: S O U L begins talking to the player, "T H E O N E A T T H E C O M P U T E R". He asks him if he's scared or if he thinks it's a silly creepypasta game. He then says he'll be coming after you're done playing.]]
** Also in LPSE, [[spoiler:S O U L attacks the player directly.]]
* FreewareGame
* FlatWhat: Morshu's response to [[spoiler:Flareon?]]
* GainaxEnding: Every single game has one, so let's begin...
** Quest Fantasy: [[spoiler:The king sent you to kill the Ogre so he could take his money and burn down Town, HERO is thenon referred to as MURDERER and has to fight S O U L and wins said battle by [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide]].]]
** Final Dragon: [[spoiler:The king was the Divine Oracle of Truth and killing the Final Dragon was one of the last steps to bringing about S O U L.]]
** Mystic Infinity: [[spoiler:S O U L was spreading his influence even this far back in the form of P R I M A L S O U L and once again Cain's actions were just another piece in the plan to bring him about.]]
** Love Plus Shoujo Edition: [[spoiler:A lot more exposition is given on the various Divine Oracles of Truth, and their purpose in life. Also, S O U L's influence is spreading, and the mansion's existence was all a trap in the first place.]]
** Fate Demon: [[spoiler:Guy is not just any Guy, but Old Guy The King, the StylisticSuck in this particular installment was AllJustADream, and this is when S O U L first began influencing the world.]]
** Xenospire: [[spoiler:This one is particularly nonsensical - a bunch of random SelfDeprecation happens and then title screen. WordOfGod confirms that what actually happened was that Oswald and Pimpalicious exited the Xenospire, but [[YearOutsideHourInside years had passed and everything was destroyed]].]]
** Era Ovation Acceptance, and the series as a whole: [[spoiler:The [[AuthorAvatar author appears]] and talks for a bit, but then walks Morshu home. Suddenly, a Dimension Stability Officer shows up and reveals the author to actually be an eldritch parasite named Shachihata who is trying to activate [[NoFourthWall the credits sequence]] so that she can eat the world. The Officer admits he can't really do anything about it, though, but implies that Shachihata and S O U L will be battling for the world, and encourages Morshu to [[EnemyMine help S O U L win]], since a world taken over by S O U L is better than no world at all. Credits roll.]]
* GuideDangIt: Everything about LPSE. What items you're supposed to give to the characters is often completely contradictory to basic logic, and getting the secret ending involves [[spoiler:making all the characters hate you.]]
** In EOA, [[spoiler:Dandy's room is hidden all the way at the beginning of the game and only activates after unlocking the end of the game.]]
* [[spoiler:HopelessBossFight]]: [[spoiler:S O U L. While you do 'win' it, you do so through committing suicide, and then get a Game Over anyway.]]
* IHaveManyNames: [[spoiler:S O U L has a ton of different forms and iterations.]]
* IdenticalGrandson: Lampshaded in Fate Demon when some [=NPCs=] muse that they might have descendants that look exactly like them.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cain, the protagonist of Mystic Infinity.
** [[spoiler:Old Guy The King. Though by the end of EOA, he seems to be suffering from SanitySlippage.]]
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Mostly due to the AnachronicOrder, the storyline gets complex fast.
* [[spoiler: JumpScare]]: [[spoiler:FEEL SAD]]
** [[spoiler: Another one happens in Final Dragon after talking to the king, and again in Mystic Infinity after climbing the rope.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler:Several characters. HERO, Kawaii Girl, Shittyghost, Desu Girl, the Ogre, etc. Although you do get to see them again in the prequels.]]
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]: What [[spoiler:Old Guy The King and S O U L will apparently eventually accomplish. Also what will happen when Shachihata vaporizes the universe.]]
* KleptomaniacHero: One of the town [=NPCs=] in Mystic Infinity calls Cain out for breaking into their houses all the time. Cain himself also lampshades this repeatedly.
-->'''Cain''': yknow his life savings are probly in there
-->'''Cain''': but there's nothing i like more than CASH MONEY
* LackOfEmpathy: [[spoiler:Guy/Old Guy The King. Especially evident in Fate Demon, though. He is not fazed at all by any of the weird hallucinations trying to make him feel bad for killing the Terracotta Ogre.]]
* LetsPlay: There are some.
* MarathonBoss: All the bosses go on for a bit too long, with the exception of Ogre, Terracotta Ogre, and Gargoyle. [[spoiler:Especially notable, though, is S O U L in the original, since there is literally no gameplay besides mashing attack until something happens.]]
* MetaGuy: Adam from Mystic Infinity is completely aware that he's in a video game, and knows absolutely everything that happens in the plot. He keeps trying to warn Cain, who just thinks he's insane.
** Also [[spoiler:the Dimensional Stability Officer.]]
* MindScrew: "You open the chest. [[spoiler:You were inside!]]" The plot itself gets pretty overly convoluted as well.
* [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero]]: [[spoiler:By killing the Ogre, you've indirectly destroyed Town and released S O U L. A high amount of the second half of the original game is about making the player/HERO feel bad. Gets even worse when you see just the extent of S O U L's actions.]]
** [[spoiler:GIRL does this as well in Final Dragon, killing the Final Dragon, which apparently is also part of Old Guy The King's plans.]]
** [[spoiler: And then there's Cain, kawaii desu girl's grandfather, who drove the dragons to near-extinction in the first place, and also inadvertently released S O U L from the Dragon Blade. Quest Fantasy protagonists have a bad habit of ruining everything.]]
** [[spoiler: Actually averted with Guy. All the creepy things that happened were AllJustADream. However, possibly subverted if his apathetic nature was what caused S O U L to begin trying to get into the universe in the first place.]]
* NightmareSequence: [[spoiler:Parodied in LPSE. Examine the bed.]]
* NoFourthWall: Although the fourth wall gets broken a lot, it truly drifts into this territory with [[spoiler:the ending of EOA, in which stopping the credits from activating, the characters only having one portrait, and certain locations not being programmed into the game are plot points.]]
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Paraphrased by a citizen of Victorioso despite the fact that [[spoiler:the president is an eldritch snail.]]
* NonStandardGameOver: The end of the non-prequel games.
** Fate Demon also has a monster on the map that will kill you instantly [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Ultimate Chimera-style]] if it touches you.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:The king pretends to talk with StylisticSuck like the rest of the world in order to hide his status as a Divine Oracle of Truth.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Adam and Oswald somewhat, Morshu definitely.
* PaletteSwap: The Terracotta Ogre is literally just a recolored Ogre and nothing more.
* ReCut: The 1.1 bugfix update for Love Plus Shoujo Edition was entitled "Director's Cut", as an over-exaggeration of the necessity to re-download it.
* RecycledPremise: Done intentionally in Fate Demon, which has the exact same plot as Quest Fantasy, with a guy (named Guy) going on a quest to slay a Terracota Ogre [[spoiler: which causes SurpriseCreepy to happen. Then it turns out Guy is Old Guy The King, the SurpriseCreepy in this particular installment [[AllJustADream was all a dream]] and S O U L began trying to channel through him all this time ago.]]
* RunningGag: "potoins" are a recurring item that keep getting brought up in the prequels. Even characters speaking with normal grammar will refuse to refer to them as anything but potoins. The only time they are ever called potions is in some games' menus.
** Characters who are rapidly moving about the room, and when you finally catch them, they say nothing of value.
** ButThouMust.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:[[WildMassGuessing Possibly Old Guy The King by the end of EOA?]]]]
* SavedByCanon: kawaii desu girl is about to lose to the Final Dragon when she's saved by ThePowerOfLove and [[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship]]. The AuthorAvatar then points out that she can't die here because she's in Quest Fantasy.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Cain is entirely convinced that his wife left to get groceries six years ago and took their daughter with her.
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: After defeating the Ogre, you get transported to a ruined town. The music that plays is the original Japanese version of Lavender Town.]]
** [[spoiler: The S O U L fight music is "The Song of Unhealing", Zelda's Song of Healing played backwards, as seen in BenDrowned.]]
** [[spoiler: The filename for S O U L's image is entitled "giygas". He is a red spiral, who uses attacks the player cannot understand. In addition, MURDERER himself uses an attack with the text "You cannot comphrehend your attack!"]]
** "Model-A-Monster", a very small bit of EasterEgg text, is a reference to an old arts and crafts book of the same name. [[spoiler:Said book is also SurpriseCreepy.]]
** The 2Spooky meme gets one in Mystic Infinity.
** The final boss music in Mystic Infinity is an (extremely terrible) rendition of The Final Countdown, and the baby version of kawaii desu girl's mother declares "oppa Gangnam Style" after her rescue.
*** A guard in Fate Demon also declares that the door he's guarding is "opan Gangnam Style (lol)"
** Fantasy Quest Love Shoujo Edition starts off the game by asking [[{{Pokemon}} "But first, are you a boy or a girl?"]]
*** And some of the menu words are misspelled, like [[HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences "wepon"]] your "stasis" screen also explains that "you was one day in an office typing on a computer". The male protagonists' default name is [[{{Johnquest}} John...]]
*** The player's nightmare is set to "Spooky Scary Skeletons".
*** Hipster Cheese is a character who was 'borrowed' from ''{{VideoGame/Middens}}''.
*** Arguably ReferenceOverdosed in EOA.
* StockVideoGamePuzzle: Two of the four (extremely easy) puzzles in the Final Dragon's dungeon are a BlockPuzzle and a LockAndKeyPuzzle, the other two being a riddle (answerable via a multiple choice window with one option) and an enemy encounter.
* StylisticSuck
* [[spoiler:SurrealHorror]]: A little.
* SurrealHumor: The amount of utter nonsense and in-jokes in the StylisticSuck makes it drift into this.
* [[spoiler:SurpriseCreepy]]
* TakeThat: Raven Force is based off of somebody who criticized the original game despite seemingly missing the point entirely.
* [[spoiler:TemptingFate]]: [[spoiler: When kawaii desu girl asks HERO in Final Dragon if he wants to be friends, he replies "yes you will never regret this decision"]]
** [[spoiler:And again in Mystic Infinity, when Cain is told to leave kawai desu girl's future mother with the shopkeeper. Cain then proclaims "sounds like an idea that COULDN'T POSSIBLY LEAD TO ANYTHING NEGATIVE"]]
** [[spoiler:The NothingExcitingEverHappensHere guy in Victorioso. Okay, ignoring the fact that the president is an eldritch snail, his town is closer to S O U L territory than any other!]]
* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:Subverted with HERO, in that the game tries to portray him as such when he didn't really do much other than take the advice of the king which he had no real reason to believe the king would possibly be doing anything evil. Then again, so little is revealed about HERO that he may or may not be one of these.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Guy in Fate Demon. He's apathetic about killing and grows up to become TheDragon.]]
* VisualNovel: The author admits that the games are more like this than [=RPGs=] at times, since a lot of the gameplay is just walking and talking to things.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:S O U L and Shachihata.]]
* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero]]: [[spoiler:Killing Ogre and causing the destruction of your home town causes the game to rename your character "MURDERER" and give him MS Paint BlackEyesOfEvil.]]
* YearOutsideHourInside: [[spoiler: Cain's battle with P R I M A L S O U L took ten years, even though it didn't feel nearly that long to him.]]
* YouCannotGetYeFlask: In a way similar to ProblemSleuth, the Etherblast Gun turns into the Gigantes Axe after being taken, and pianos are occasionally acknowledged by characters as [=TROMBONEs=].
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