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[[caption-width-right:200: Rose (cat), Serene (blue), Cierra (red), Lina (orange), Fia (green), Ein ([[strike:gray-brown-purple]]''[[{{TheOneGuy}} male]]'')]]

RolePlayingGame produced by StingEntertainment; Episode I of VideoGame/DeptHeaven and chronologically the final story in TheVerse thus far. Originally for the Wonderswan Color, remade for the GameboyAdvance and then for the [=PSP=]. Both the Gameboy Advance and [=PSP=] versions were published in the US by {{Atlus}}.

One thousand years ago, [[{{Gotterdammerung}} the gods and the most powerful demons enacted an extremely destructive war called Ragnarok]]. The gods, who otherwise would have lost, broke the taboo that mortal creatures must not have godly powers in order to create the Grim Angels, incomplete yet extremely powerful beings who were able to turn the tide. Afterward, the gods vanished, sealing their powers within the recently liberated land of Riviera and entrusting the rule of Asgard to seven proxies called the Magi. The Grim Angels, too, were sealed away until the time would come that their powers would once again be necessary to protect Asgard from the threat of demons.

In the present day, Hector, one of the Seven Magi, has discovered great demonic activity within Riviera. For the sake of Asgard, a pair of Grim Angels named [[TheFool Ein]] and [[TheStoic Ledah]] are awakened and sent down from Asgard to Riviera to actuate the Retribution, using the power of the lost gods to destroy Riviera and take the demons with it. However, this will also wipe out the Sprites, the natural inhabitants of Riviera--who pose no threat to Asgard at all. Ein, being TheHero, is uncertain about this. When he and Ledah are almost to Riviera, a mysterious woman named Ursula appears to kidnap him and inflict him with LaserGuidedAmnesia, depositing him in a Sprite village. While there, Ein befriends [[DatingSim several girls]], and decides to work with them to protect Riviera from demons--and those in Asgard who [[GoodIsNotNice still want to see the whole world destroyed for the greater good]].

Riviera combines turn-based RPG battle systems with a DatingSim-influenced [[RelationshipValues affection system]], minigame-influenced "[[PressXToNotDie AT screens]]", point-and-click style exploration, and a clever InventoryManagementPuzzle integral to mastering the game. It is considered both the easiest VideoGame/DeptHeaven game and the best entry point to the series, as it explicitly portrays the background conflict between [[OrderVersusChaos Asgard and Niflheim]] that subtly influences all the other episodes.

In addition to the original game and its remakes, there are two spin-off cellphone games available in Japan. There are also [[AudioAdaptation two drama CDs]], both of which provide important background for the characters. Other background information on Riviera and its world can be found in the VideoGame/DeptHeaven canon bible, ''Dept. Heaven Episodes World Guidance''.

See also [[http://disaresta.livejournal.com/77550.html#cutid1 this interview]] with the game director and main artist.
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!!Includes Examples Of:
* {{Arcadia}}: Elendia
* AccidentalPervert: Ein, though occasionally he's a pervert on purpose (ironic as he's an angel, albeit a wingless one).
* ActionCommands: Apparently the entire basis of dungeon crawling. They're used for everything from dodging arrows to untrapping treasure chests to throwing rocks.
* ActionGirl: All four girls to varying degrees, though Serene is the most prominent.
* AdultsAreUseless: In fact, they will hinder you until you prove yourself.
* AllThereInTheManual: The dramas and Dept. Heaven World Guidance book clear up a ''lot'' of background information.
* AlternateContinuity: The Epilogue Disc provides the series with a ''[[HighSchoolAU high-school AU,]]'' featuring Fia and Lina as nurse's assistants, Serene as a delinquent, Cierra as a teacher, and the three Grim Angels as student council members. Everyone keeps their in-game personalities, so HilarityEnsues on a regular basis.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Riviera is actually pictured in the trope example. The entire [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon second half of the last dungeon]] is a pretty trippy place.
* AnimalEaredHeadband: Serene wears a metal helmet with prominent cat ears sticking out of it.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in that there isn't room for more than three.
* ArtEvolution: From Wonderswan Color to GBA. And PSP make it even better with extra shadings.
* AscendedDemon: Red Sage and Blue Fool, as long as you don't decide to be a dick and kill them.
* AttractMode: A narration of the storyline before the title screen and introductions for each playable character after it.
* AudioAdaptation: Three of them.
* BadassAdorable: Lina! She's short, [[KawaiiKo cute]], has GirlishPigtails, [[ThirdPersonPerson talks in the third person]], and uses [[SmallGirlBigGun longbows twice her height]] to [[PersonOfMassDestruction annihilate squads of enemies]].
* BatOutOfHell: There are three different bat items... as weapons! You catch them and use them against your enemies. However like the bees below they are also known to have a chance of rebellion, unless Serene uses them. Serene herself also works with the iconography, bat wings and a large scythe like the grim reaper, but she's one of the heroes.
* BeeBeeGun: The beehives, of course. They're a double edged sword, [[EverythingsWorseWithBees as they can revolt against the user.]]
* BlackMage: Cierra.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The Red Sage and the Blue Fool in chapter 4.
* {{Bokukko}}: Rose and, though she only uses it while introducing herself, Lina.
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Hades.]] It comes along with the [[BonusStage BonusChapter]].
* [[BonusStage Bonus Chapter]]: Chapter 8, Parveeju Temple. On the GBA, it's only the boss fight, in the PSP re-remake it's a full chapter with many enemies, items, a new mechanic and of course lots of hilarious dialogue.
* BreakableWeapons: Except for the Diviners.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Lulu and Malice.]]
* BuxomIsBetter: Cierra is the largest of the girls. If Ein failed to catch her from falling off the bridge in chapter 3, Serene will save her instead, then subtley comments her jealousy when noticing how large Cierra's boobs are. Also when climbing the goddess statue in chapter 4 once reaching the statues bust, the girls comment on how "big" the statue is. Ein will look in the "ditch" (which is actually the statue's cleavage) for some hidden items, which Serene and Lina get angry for. Oddly enough, Cierra and Fia don't berate Ein for the innocent action. The vampire girls also count, as they taunt Lina for being flat.
* {{Catgirl}}: [[spoiler:Rose, in her true ending]]. Elendia's resident catgirl Mursya.
* CantDropTheHero: Nope, though Ein is rather useful, especially since he's the only one who can use Einharjar with its infinite usage. Run out of items in a fight without said Diviner and you're screwed.
** Actually the only time you don't have to use Ein is in practice battles, he has to be present for all story battles.
** You're also allowed to exclude him from fights in the PSP bonus chapter.
* CelestialBureaucracy: Asgard.
* TheChessmaster: As the series progresses, [[spoiler: Hector, one of the Seven Magi,]] is revealed to be this. In fact, [[spoiler: both YggdraUnion and KnightsInTheNightmare, which take place BEFORE this game, show Hector at the early stage of his plan manipulating events in those games to fulfill his scheme to become the true creator.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: The way Fia is portrayed in the voice dramas. She shows hints of it in the game, but then all the characters' personalities are exaggerated in the dramas.
* CompetitiveBalance: As follows.
** MightyGlacier: Ein
** FragileSpeedster: Lina
** TheMedic: Fia
** GlassCannon: Serene (mostly due to low MDF and elemental weaknesses)
** SquishyWizard: Cierra, as Ein had experienced firsthand on the first meeting!
** CrutchCharacter: Ledah, the whole point of whom is to keep Ein from dying in the [[ProlongedPrologue Longest Tutorial Ever]]. He progresses to more of TheMario if you get him again in the BonusDungeon.
* CovertPervert: A common interpretation of Cierra, thanks to some unusual dialogue choices that raise her RelationshipValues (answering "Don't worry, you're soft" after her CrashIntoHello, for instance.)
* CrashIntoHello: Cierra does this admirably, though it's not so much a "crash into" hello as a "Fall onto" hello.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: On nearly ''every'' character.
* CuteMute: Meute (who else?) if you don't cure her illness after chapter 2.
* CuteWitch: Cierra and Soala.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: One of the options offered at death may actually make the game easier.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: You can choose to spare Sage and Fool after defeating them both in Chapter 4. Also the thief in Chapter 5 who stole Lina's backpack, who gives a thief manual in return.
* DetachedSleeves: Lina
* DemotedToExtra: Ledah and Malice (and even Rose, to some degree) are often noticeably absent in the extras (the drama CD ''The Precious Chapter'' in particular is guilty of this).
* DiscOneNuke: If you've ever [[RankInflation S-ranked]] the final battle, [[spoiler:a Longinus x01]] will be sitting where the Rosier x01 formerly was in Chapter One. This is the second most powerful item in the game (only [[InfinityPlusOneSword Fanelia]] is stronger), and is capable of one-hit-killing just about everything but the final two bosses of the game.
** The Rosier x01 counts since it can be abused in training to master Over Skills for Ein, Fia, and Serene in Ch 2, and Fia's Lv 3 Over Skill with it can one shot the boss of that chapter, given that it ignores the obscene guard rate that can make Isher ThatOneBoss, as well as the fact that Rosier is only reaquired as an endgame weapon, and its stats were obviously made with that segment of the game in mind.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Hector sacrifices the girl who likes Ein most to achieve his ambitions. After Hector is defeated, [[UnexplainedRecovery she comes back.]]]]
** It helps that [[AllThereInTheManual technically]], [[spoiler:she isn't dead; [[KnightsInTheNightmare separating the soul and body]] and actually dying are two different things]].
* DoWellButNotPerfect: Usually the S-Rank rewards are the most desirable, but sometimes, such as during a battle against an enemy group called "Sniper Squad" in Chapter 4, the A-Rank reward is much more practical. In this case, the S-Rank reward is the exact same bow as the one received from a chest that appears after winning the battle.
** Averted in the PSP Bonus chapter, where good items are at a premium and TP rewards from battles is cut down by 1, meaning that S-Ranking nearly all the fights is the only way to guarantee that you won't get trapped (and even that's not certain, it's possible to be trapped on the first screen even if you S-Rank the first battle: 3 TP and 4 Triggers, 2 of which are much needed items, one of which is a red herring, and the last of which opens the way forward; all four costing a TP).
** Also a case against Bomber Kids, of which there are merely '''2''' battles against them in the whole game and they give two different items, the ''Bomb'' for S-Rank and ''Dud'' for A and B. Worse, the bomb item is actually required to access a region where a Rosier x50 waits, yet you have to make sure that the Bomber Kids do not use their ultimate skill, ''Atomic Bomb'' because then you will be thrown off-path and unable to reach the region to begin with. It's a real GuideDangIt situation.
* DubNameChange: "Ecthel" to "Ein" and "Lyuri" to "Lina" are the best-known ones, but there were others--the Magi were originally known as the Goth, for instance, and the Retribution was originally called the Ark of Ruin. Cleaning up the rather Engrishy "Death-Bring Angelix" into "Grim Angels" was a rather unambiguous good move out of {{Atlus}}, though.
* EmergencyWeapon: Einherjar, for the girls, as they throw it at a random enemy with a low chance of hitting. Ein, on the other hand, can use it to devastating effect.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ein. Reiche not-so-subtly hits on him throughout the game.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: The party's encounters with beehives. They're powerful usable items that may turn against the user.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: There are many points in the game where you ''have'' to lower your RelationshipValues for one of the party members, although the game gives you a choice which one.
* FakeDifficulty: Many items require you to know to do a certain thing (which often isn't hinted at) to get them. One even requires you to ''not'' talk to someone despite generally being encouraged to talk to everybody and having to find three items in the next area!
* {{Fanservice}}: Hellooo, secret {{FuroScene}}s.
* FantasticRacism: Just... do a little research on how Grim Angels live during times of peace. It's practically PlayerPunch material.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Hector and Seth; Seth-Rah, the result, seems sexless--which solves the opposite-gender problem.]]
* GameBreakingBug: Even in Practice, most attacks slimes use decrease the durability of all items by one. While this isn't much of an issue normally, it can really hurt if you didn't know this and brought a low-use item into battle for someone to master.
* GayOption: Played with using Ledah and Reiche.
* GenderFlip: Ekukko and Malisuke are somewhat popular fanart subjects.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Hector]]
* GodivaHair
* GoshHornet: The team disturbs a Kredna Beehive early in the story and somehow manages to forget the incident in time to anger some killer bees later in the game. Failing the quicktime sequence results in stings and HP reductions for the whole party, but humorous dialogue makes up for it.
* GuideDangIt: While the game itself is not difficult, finding some bonuses can be pretty hard.
* HandInTheHole: In chapter 4, Ein and the girls come across a lion statue that was supposedly used by warriors to test their courage. Ein has the option of doing so by sticking his hand in its mouth; if the player hasn't run away from any battles, he's blessed with a stat boost. If not, he's "cursed"--Based on the dialogue that occurs before Ein puts his hand in, the most likely theory is that running away from battles will cause the lion to chomp down on Ein's hand. Because the battles are generally quite easy before this point save for a few in Chapter 2, most people don't get to see the 'curse'.
** This could also be turned into "cat in the hole" if Ein tries to put ROSE into the lion's mouth instead, resulting in a scratchy retaliation.
* HaremGenre: Many girls in Elendia, and even Reiche, are implied to have feelings for Ein--not just the girls in the party.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Asgard, after Ragnarok.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Rose and Ledah spend a chunk of the tutorial level teaching Ein how to attack, drink potions, and [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing use his eyes.]] "Press the A button to enter Look Mode!"
* HeroicResolve: Ein, [[spoiler: after Hector sacrifices the girl who likes him most to revive Seth. Counts as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and his ascent into classically heroic HotBlood.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: At the end of Chapter 6, when Malice attacks Ein, the already-injured Ledah throws himself in the way and takes the hit.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Fia and Lina.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Twice, with the second largely topping the first.
* HopelessBossFight: the first encounter with the Black Dragon in Chapter 2.
** And the first fight with [[spoiler:Malice]] in the same chapter. And round one against Isher.
* IdiotBall: Several occurences, all of them lampshaded in Didja Redo's Let's Play(Link below). Most blatantly, there is a scene triggered in the Mireno Cemetery in which the party is ambushed by two Vampire foes who try to trick the party into thinking Serene is one of them, when it's been said lots of time until this point that she's an Arc, and the party seems to be falling for it...
* IFoundYouLikeThis: Fia and Lina find the temporarily amnesiac Ein on the outskirts of town and take him to their home to recover. ...And then strip him so they can wash his clothes.
** [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Fia didn't peek. She swears.]]
* InfinityPlusOneSword: '''Fanelia, bitch!''' It's easy enough to find if you know where it is. If not... tough luck. Some people save it for the second-to-last boss battle.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Each of the playable characters, and certain bosses (all enemies, in the PSP remake), have one of these when they unleash their [[LimitBreak level-three Overskills]].
** Ein (sword): "This should end it! (sword skill)"
** Ein (Rose): "Go Rose! BLAZING ROSE!"
** Ein (Einharjar): "This is the will of the Gods! DISARESTA!"
** Cierra: "I'll show you the power of magic! (staff skill)"
** Serene: "Here's my trump card! (scythe skill)"
** Lina: "I never miss! (bow skill)"
** Fia: "My resolve shall prevail! (rapier skill)"
** Ledah: "Thy sins shall be purged... LOST SERAPH!"
* IntoxicationEnsues: Caused by eating the mushrooms in Nelde. One in particular causes Ein to laugh uncontrollably.
* InventoryManagementPuzzle: There is a permanent fifteen-item limit on your inventory, which forces players to use or discard obscenely powerful low durability weapons like Excalibur to make room for more practical weapons that offer stat boosts and a more reasonable number of uses.
* JapanesePronouns: How Ledah shows his opinion of other characters, primarily Ein. Sadly, a lot of the connotations (and thus an important part of Ledah's character) are lost in the English script.
** Also a large part of Ein's CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler: during his final confrontation with Hector/Seth-Rah. He starts out calling Hector ''anata'' (Hector is the only person Ein uses this pronoun with), and works his way through increasingly impressive pronoun drops until he hits ''kisama''.]]
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Lina
* {{Keigo}}: Fia.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ledah and Malice.]]
* LadyOfWar: Fia
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In order to convince Ein that the Sprites need protecting, Ursula seals his memories and powers and dumps him in the middle of Elendia; until she removes the seal, the only thing Ein remembers about himself is his name. (Interestingly, the game avoids the usual drama associated with this trope as A) the amnesia doesn't last very long and B) that the player is already aware of who and what Ein is).
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Serene, after [[spoiler: Malice wipes out all of the other Arcs.]]
* LazyBackup
* LetsPlay: A particularly funny one by Didja Redo that can be found [[http://lparchive.org/Riviera-The-Promised-Land/ Here:]].
* LightIsNotGood
* LimitBreak: Almost every weapon has one.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: PSP version.
* LostForever: The game is ''missable hell''. With almost every optional item or scene in the game, you're given one opportunity to get it and if you fail, it's gone. Plus the fact that on multiple occasions, you can get one specific item or skill at the expense of another!
* MagikarpPower: Fia has to use a Rosary over fifteen times in order to master them--the highest use-count in the game. The reward is a Level 3 Overdrive that [[OneHitKO instantly kills all enemy monsters]], at the cost of destroying the Rosary, too. The Unleash text for this skill differs from Fia's other Level 3 Overdrives, too.
* MercyMode: Forced upon you if you choose Retry instead of going back to the main menu.
* MoralDissonance:[[spoiler:Serene's ending where she and Ein decide to kill all the monsters in the world. Its shown at several points that the monsters aren't AlwaysChaoticEvil, so its quite unnecessary cruel.]]
* MoreDakka: Certain monsters--and Lina, when she has her most powerful weapons--are capable of projectile attacks that count as the medieval version.
* MultipleEndings
** Although, as WordOfGod would have it, [[spoiler:Rose's ending is the one that's canon.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Serene and that giant scythe. The blade's almost bigger than she is!
* NamedWeapons: Einherjar, Lorelei, and Skadi, as well as the many, ''many'' ones that drift into PublicDomainArtifact territory.
* {{Obviously Evil}}: [[spoiler:Hector]] (barely) tries to come off as a good guy at first, but his appearance and theme says otherwise.
* OddCouple: Fia and Lina.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Lina. The jury is still out on whether she's actually older than Fia, but she's ''definitely'' older than she appears to be (her original character design, in fact, showed her with bigger breasts than Serene!).]] Hinted at early on in an optional conversation with Coco.
** [[spoiler:Confirmed later, when her age is brought up and she defiantly states, "I'm a year older than Fia!"]]
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: Hector]]
* TheOneGuy: Unless you count Ledah, Ein is the only male player character.
* OneHitKO: Fia's Exorcise skill.
* OnlySaneMan: Usually Serene; sometimes Rose. Meute has this role in the high-school AU voice drama.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PerpetualMolt
* PettingZooPeople: Quite a few of the villagers.
** And to answer the question of ''what the HELL is Ladie?!'' where all the other townspeople's Sprite species are clearly stated, [[AllThereInTheManual the drama CDs say she's a valkyrie]].
* PowerPerversionPotential: Okay, so it was inevitable for the plant monsters, whose vines resemble tentacles. But the spiders? The ''[[{{Squick}} slimes?!]]''
** And let's not even get started on Hector's weapon, the Tentacle Rod...
* PressXToNotDie: This trope's variations and SmashingSurvival are required in many events.
* RedOniBlueOni: Subverted with Ledah and Malice in every way but elementally--Ledah is calm, collected, devout, and apathetic [[spoiler:due to the loss of his emotions]]; Malice is temperamental, judgmental, quick to start fights, and [[spoiler:almost mindlessly devoted to Hector's plans]].
* RelationshipValues
* RieKugimiya: [[CrossDressingVoices Ein's seiyuu]].
* SayItWithHearts
* ShoutOut - [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} "They don't call me the Scarlet Witch for nothing!"]] Ditto for the Wolvie claw weapons.
* SinisterScythe: Serene, although others can use them too.
* SkippableBoss: Golem ZK-III in Chapter 4-6. You can get past it if you use the code in the Golem Manual.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Ein, with a little help from Ursula.
* SquishyWizard: Subverted; Cierra has poor defense, but the most hit points of anyone.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: In the PSP version, Malice does this to any one of the girls save Lina, whom she picks up instead.
* StockWeaponNames: Excalibur, Gae Bolg, Longinus...the list goes on.
* TheStoic: Ledah, who's [[spoiler:literally an [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]].]]
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Level 3 Overskills use this.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The Riviera "calendar discs" [[http://blog-imgs-31-origin.fc2.com/j/a/j/jajanote/20061018.jpg featured some]].
* TalkingAnimal: Rose.
* TarotMotifs: Tarot cards are a possible weapon, and each character uses their "favorite"--The Hermit for Ein, Justice for Fia, The Wheel of Fortune for Lina, The Devil for Serene, and The Magician for Cierra.
* ATasteOfPower: Ledah makes losing the first chapter almost literally impossible.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Lina.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Ein's reaction to [[spoiler:Hector]]'s actions near the end.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Randy and Levin, in the dramas. (They're actually characters from Chapter 5 in-game.)
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Lina and the male mages do this.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Besides the use of the book type as said above, weapons are thrown when used by characters [[AvertedTrope who can't use them]] - to the point the throw itself is badly aimed.
* {{Tomboy}}: Serene. [[spoiler:[[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Although she's secretly extremely feminine.]]]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Cierra (VERY girly), Fia (girly), Lina (less girly) and Serene (tomboy).
* TooAwesomeToUse: Since the battle system is based entirely on consumable items, there are several items which have very low uses, sometimes even only one. Among them are the InfinityPlusOneSword weapons Fanelia and Longinius, which deal truly excessive amounts of damage; however other than against the FinalBoss, there's no real reason to actually use them, so 99.99% of the time they'll just occupy your item slots (of which you have only 15!).
* TrueCompanions: Ein's party. ThePowerOfFriendship is explored in Chapter 6, when Fia gets ''very angry'' with Ein for [[spoiler:keeping to himself in order to {{Wangst}} about having to fight his former ally Ledah]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Lulu. [[spoiler:It seems childhood trauma is as much a part of her attitude as typical ''tsuntsun''.]]
* UnusualEars: Serene and the Arcs.
** This refers to her actual ears which are pointed versus the helmet she wears. It comes off for the HotSpringsEpisode, assuring that it isn't something that is attached to her head.
* VictoryQuote: Each character has one, depending on who landed the final blow on the last enemy and if it was a normal attack or an overskill.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Curing a mute mermaid, redeeming demon siblings and generally being a decent person is totally viable. On the other hand there're also...
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: ...the many, ''many'' options of being a total {{Jerkass}} which, apparently, is actually {{Canon}} to boot.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Hector gets one after Ein defeats him as Seth-Rah, complete with a '''"WHAT ARE YOU?!"''' also making it a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]
** He has a slightly less severe one [[spoiler:when Ein and the girls beat him the first time around, too.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Each party member has one type of weapon they can gain a [[LimitBreak Level 3 Overskill]] for - swords for Ein, rapiers for Fia, bows for Lina, scythes for Serene, and staves for Cierra. In addition, there are certain items that only one person can use (only Fia can use katanas, only Lina can use bowguns...)
** Nobody but the Grim Angel who owns it can use a Diviner.
** Only Ein himself can use [[spoiler:Longinus]] and the awesomely overpowered [[InfinityPlusOneSword Fanelia]].
** Ledah refuses to use anything but his Diviner, Lorelei. In Chapter 1, this isn't a problem, but if you play the PSP Bonus Chapter, it gets tricky fighting enemies that absorb fire damage.
* WhoWouldWin: InUniverse; in one scene, Lina and Serene briefly debate a magical duel between Fia and Cierra.
* WingedHumanoid: Serene, again.
** The Grim Angels also count. Except for Ein, of course.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The playable characters alone have nearly every color of the rainbow.
* [[YoureInsane You're Insane]]: Ein, again directed toward [[spoiler:Hector]] just before the final battle.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Lina counts as a Grade B.
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