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->''"I hear the voice of the sea..."''

The seventh title in Namco Bandai's ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', released in August 2005 in Japan and February 2006 in North America.

''Tales Of Legendia'' is split into two halves: the first is the Main Quest, a typical SaveTheWorld story. The second half of the game is comprised of the Character Quests, a series of loosely-connected side stories focusing on the backstories and development of the supporting cast.

The Main Quest begins with a young Alliance Marine called Senel Coolidge drifting on an endless ocean with his [[NotBloodSiblings adopted sister]] Shirley. With their food and water supplies exhausted, they are on the verge of death when a massive island bursts out of the mist with frightening speed and sweeps their boat up in its wake. When they awaken on its shores, Senel and Shirley discover that the "island" is actually the ''Legacy'', a [[FloatingIsland massive ship]] created by a [[LostTechnology long-lost civilisation]] and now colonised by humanity.

Their new life aboard the ''Legacy'' is soon thrown into chaos when several opposing factions aboard the ship begin to suspect that Shirley is the legendary "[[MacGuffinGirl Merines]]", a being able to control the ''Legacy'' and its ancient technologies at will.

The Character Quest section focuses on [[TheCorruption an evil force]] that has begun to corrupt the monsters and people of the ''Legacy'', forcing each party member to confront their own [[EnemyWithout dark side]].

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!!The game contains examples of these tropes:
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* ABoyAndHisX - Moses's character quest is all about his relationship with Giet, his pet Grand Galf.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Senel is far from excited when Norma gives him the nickname "Senny"/"Sene-Sene" (English, Japanese) upon their first meeting. Will and Chloe are also not pleased when Norma also nicknames them. Type D.
* ActionGirl: Chloe, Norma, Grune [[spoiler: and, in the Character Quests, Shirley.]]
* ActionMom: [[spoiler:Grune, during her Awakened state. She also noticeably says the line, "The times always comes when a child must leave its parents. Humans are the same way."]]
* AGodAmI: Did someone call for [[spoiler:Schwartz]]?
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Walter may have been an unrepentant {{Jerkass}} to the end, but both Senel and the player can't help but pity him as he dies, since his dying words reveal that he was brought up to hate Orerines and be the Merines' protector all his life, and the Merines having feelings for an Orerines like Senel instead of him really tore him up inside.]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: [[spoiler: The Orerines somehow speak the same language as the Ferines, even though both races were not of the same world. Oddly enough, even though the Ferines know Relares and Old Relares, their native language, they don't use it.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined - Solon, who uses both Iron Eres and Crystal Eres.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: It's a little milder than most examples, but many Ferines believe the Orerines are this.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Senel to Stella, very much.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Shirley, second to her sister, Stella.
* AmnesiacDissonance [[spoiler: Grune, an intelligent and serious goddess is rendered a Cloudcuckoolander by her amnesia.]]
* [[spoiler:AmnesiacGod]]: [[spoiler:Grune]]
* AnatomyOfTheSoul: [[spoiler:Shirley, during her possession by Nerifes]].
* AndManGrewProud: The war between the Orerines and Ferines.
* AnimeThemeSong - "[=TAO=]" by Do As Infinity.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If you can't or do not wish to go through a Puzzle Booth, any character you are not in control of at the time will ask if you want to switch with them, and whichever character it is will get through it for you.
* AntiVillain - [[spoiler:Stingle]].
* ApocalypseMaiden - Shirley, of course.
* ArmedLegs: Senel, as he fights with both his fists and his feet.
* ArtificialStupidity:
** Unless you turn off several elemental spells, the casters (And Jay considering he deals elemental damage) will have a tendency to spam a particular one. Naturally, this leads to annoying happenings such as Will using Flame Blade on a fire elemental, saying "That didn't seem to work on it", then using it ''again''. Funny considering that he's a BookWorm, but annoying when you find out that this destroys your grade...
** Norma also has a tendency to start off ''every'' battle with Thunder Arrow.
** Grune also unintentionally does some pretty stupid things, partly because she doesn't have that many spells available. During the first part, she only really has Bloody Howling, Aqua Laser, and ''maybe'' Brilliant Lance or Eruption. Because most bosses and trash mobs near the end of the first part are Sea Elemental, this means you'll have to turn off Aqua Laser if you don't want them to absorb it. Then, in the second part, when she learns ''more'' Sea and Curse elemental spells...pretty much all the bosses are weak to sea but resistant/immune to Curse.
* ArtisticLicenseGeology: It may be a fantasy setting and all, but if the planet [[spoiler:used to be all ocean before the orerines terraforming took place]], shouldn't it have a solid core or an ocean floor? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune Even Neptune]] has a core of mostly rocks and ices.
** Possibly, there is an ocean floor, but because the ocean is so deep (And the Ferines seem to live by the surface anyways) they think it doesn't exist...and should anyone try to swim there, the pressure would crush them.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil - [[spoiler:Schwartz]] claims she exists because of misery and hate.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Alcott/Stingle, Senel, Jay and Will.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical - Tidal Wave, the strongest spell in the game, doesn't have any special requirements to cast it once unlocked, but unlocking it requires [[RandomlyDrops eres stones]] from Dinowyrm enemies. Dinowyrms are a rare variety of monster that are difficult to kill and are only found in the deepest part of the longest dungeon in the game. Unless you want to go all the way through the Wings of Light again, you're better off just forgetting about it and sticking with Ray, Maelstrom, and Judgment for your strong sea-elemental spells.
** You actually ''do'' have to go through there later on, though. And it ''is'' pretty good, inflicts a lot of hits. It's safe to say you're rewarded for getting it.
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:The {{Hannibal Lecture}} given to the party by Maurits, along with Jay's past.]]
* BackStory: All of the main characters have one.
* BackupTwin - [[spoiler: Thyra, for Fenimore]]
* BadassAdorable: Jay.
** The Oresoren. Cuter than anything and incredibly nice to everyone. [[spoiler:Except ninjas.]]
* BeamSpam: Solon has a habit of doing this. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Annoying when you're attempting to cross the battlefield]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Shirley, as the Merines [[spoiler: who is supposed to give up her life to use the Wings of Light to destroy the land, and humanity along with it]].
* BerserkButton: Chloe has one. [[spoiler:Always relates to Stingle.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Quite so... except for the fact that Senel is certainly not caught between Shirley and Chloe. Stella occupies his mind too much for that.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The majority of the main cast, mainly Senel [[spoiler:when dealing with Vaclav]], Shirley [[spoiler:after Fenimore is killed by the Captain of the Gadorian Knights]], Moses [[spoiler:when he finds out Cashel attacked the other bandits]] and Jay [[spoiler:in which he eventually seeks vengeance against Solon]]. Chloe counts, when [[spoiler:Alcott]] pushes her too far in the Forest of No Return. Grune also has her moments when dealing with [[spoiler:Schwartz]].
* BigBad: Vaclav and [[spoiler:Schwartz]].
* BigBadWannabe: Cashel. He ''loves'' to [[EvilGloating gloat about himself and his skills]], but in the end, he really isn't as powerful as he makes himself out to be.
* BigNo - "STELLAAAAAA!"
* BittersweetEnding
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Most of the Ferines seem to think this way, although it shows most clearly in Walter.
* BladeOnAStick - Moses uses spears.
* BlatantLies: Mostly Moses during his Character Quest, but others have their moments, both humorous and serious.
* BlockPuzzle - The Puzzle Booths. For the character quests, they all reset with some new twists to make them look like the same puzzle you solved last time you came through, but are actually quite a bit tougher.
* BlondGuysAreEvil - The Ferines are all blonde. [[spoiler:Until they HeelFaceTurn]]
* BloodKnight: Solon and Cashel.
* BoringButPractical: In order to play to elemental weaknesses later in the game, basically having Grune spam Curse and sea spells. Although mostly in the main quest, you'll have Grune spam "Bloody howling" as it's literally her ''only'' spell for a lot of the time before the character quests. Basically...if oyu wanna use Grune for magic damage, expect to see and hear a lot of "Bloody howling".
** Healing in this game is basically "Revive" or "First aid", later on "Cure". There's no real "heal over time" effects like in other TalesSeries games, so you'll hear those a ''lot'', especially Revive because it heals the entire party.
* BrattyHalfPint - Harriet.
* BreakTheCutie:
** [[spoiler:Shirley. Done considerably well, too.]]
** [[spoiler:Jay is also partial to this trope.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Grune]].
* ButtMonkey: Norma, until Moses joins the party and takes over the post.
* BystanderSyndrome:
** Senel's first mindset is that "If it's not about Shirley, it's none of my business, so don't drag me along with it." Pisses off many people. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better]], though.
** Moses also counts, when he says, "I just wanna stir somethin' up. This ain't my problem."
* CallingYourAttacks
* CaptainErsatz: The Oresoren are intelligent fuzzy creatures that are decent with machines and have a VerbalTic, and just in case anyone was under the impression that this might be a coincidence, one of the most significant Oresoren is named "Quppo", which is pronounced like "[[FinalFantasy kupo]]".
* CastOfSnowflakes / LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters:
** Every single NPC in Werites Beacon has a name, no matter how insignificant they are.
** Every Oresoren and Ferines also has a name.
* CatchPhrase: Grune's "Charge!", although the catch phrase was started by Norma.
* CharacterDevelopment - Senel and Shirley in the Main Quest, everyone else in the Character Quests. Heck, there's a lot of character development with the others in the main quest too.
* ChasteHero - Senel. [[spoiler:Although he apparently has reason to believe that he got Shirley pregnant...]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** Everything Vaclav did to the Ferines (including how Shirley met Fenimore) helps to motivate Shirley into becoming a true Merines (as it is stated by Will that the Ferines may believe that Vaclav's actions are the fault of the entire human race). [[spoiler:Stella's death]] is also a partial factor that pushes her to become the Merines.
** Grune's memory loss is mentioned shortly after meeting her, and her entire Character Quest is based upon her memory [[spoiler:and the duties she carries along with those memories]].
** Senel's flashbacks about Stella; namely the very first one in chapter one.
** The "golden light" that appeared and/or saved Senel various times. This was actually [[spoiler:Stella's Teriques]].
** Norma mentioning her mentor when the party enters the Secret Passage in chapter one.
** Chloe telling Senel about her past.
** Jay talking to the Oresoren in chapter six, mentioning that he had lots of experience with "certain matters", after Quppo asks him if he's planning to do something about [[spoiler:Shirley]] by himself.
*** ChekhovsBoomerang: Vaclav's name just keeps coming back up, even after [[spoiler:his death]]. In fact, to Senel, he's still enemy number one. Vaclav is also part of the cause which made [[spoiler:the Ferines turn against the Orerines]].
* ChewingTheScenery - Senel screaming "Stella!"
* ClingyJealousGirl: Shirley could qualify, with the jealousy regarding Senel directed toward her older sister, Stella. Though to be fair, she does do her best to [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy handle this well]], but [[LoveMartyr ultimately, she can't hold it in anymore.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Grune.[[spoiler:However, she loses the trope after regaining her memories.]]
* ColorCodedElements
* CombatMedic: Will, Norma, and Shirley.
* CombinationAttack: The Climax Combo, or any general combo made from using usual attacks.
* {{Conlang}}: Relares, the Ferines' native language, explained [[http://tales.namco.com/legendia/featured.php?p=4 here]]. Most of the songs on the game's soundtrack that have vocal parts are in Relares.
* CooldownHug:
** Senel to Shirley: [[spoiler:"I trust you."]]
** Shirley to Thyra, during the Interlude of the Character Quests.
* CoolShip: Since the Legacy is technically a giant ship, it qualifies.
* CoolOldGuy: Will. Although he is only 28, Norma has pretty much dubbed him "Old".
* CrystalDragonJesus: the Merines, i.e. Shirley
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Ferines architecture has this kind of feel going on.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Senel, Chloe and Jay. Will and Shirley to an extent.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:Senel and Jay have their own respectively. Alcott also hides the fact that he is Stingle up until Chloe's Character Quest.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Moses
* DeadpanSnarker: Jay. True to the form of this trope, he becomes the strategy officer for the war against Crusand.
* DeathIsASadThing: [[spoiler:Harriet and her mother, Amelia, before the story.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: Senel to Stella and Shirley [[spoiler:when they are both being used to fire the Nerifes Cannon.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: You want the lead guy to go head over heels in love with a girl and do anything to protect her? [[spoiler: Senel's love for Stella actually makes things go crazy in-game.]]
** Also, we never get to see Stella first hand, all the exposition we get about her is from Senel. [[spoiler: It turns out that she was a bit of a bitch towards Shirley.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Well, it sure calmed down [[spoiler: the ocean]]...
* DefectorFromDecadence: This is implied for [[spoiler:Senel, when he tells Chloe that life in the Ferines village was the ''first peaceful experience'' he'd had in his life. Instead of completing his mission, he stays with the Ferines, even going so far as to fall in love with Stella]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Senel, Chloe and Jay. Mostly Senel and Chloe to each other; especially during Chloe's Character Quest. Jay has the help of the whole party, although for the most part, Moses and Senel do the trick.
* DeusExMachina: Vaclav tells his soldiers to activate the Nerifes Cannon. However, once Vaclav is defeated and the group has just saved Stella and Shirley, Vaclav stands up again, and everyone realizes he's had a switch that could fire the cannon the entire time.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - [[spoiler:Schwartz]], a destroyer of worlds, was beaten by [[spoiler:the positive emotions of the people of ONE island]]
** [[JustifiedTrope It does help]] that [[spoiler: they were channeled through Schwartz's equal and opposite half, Grune]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight - [[spoiler: Fenimore, in Shirley's arms. The scene doubles as Maurits crossing the MoralEventHorizon.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Stella, in Senel's arms.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Shirley, though this lessens during the Character Quests, in which she finally becomes playable.
* DistressedDude: Jay in his Character Quest.
* TheDitz - Grune, of course, though she can also be incredibly perceptive at times.
* DualBoss:
** Moses and Giet
** Dark Moses and [[spoiler:Giet]]
** Dark Jay and Solon.
** Dark Senel and Dark Shirley
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The two rich girls in Werites Beacon couldn't care less if you died saving their lives...
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Happens when [[spoiler:Stella almost dies when she and Senel were younger, telling him she was looking forward to performing the Rite of Feriyen with him]] and again when [[spoiler:she actually ''is'' dying, in which this time, Senel brings the Rite up]].
--> [[spoiler:'''Senel:''' Weren't you looking forward to performing the Rite of Feriyen? ...If you go on without me, how can I propose to you?]]
* DysfunctionJunction
* EarlyBirdCameo: Grune appears briefly in Werites Beacon in the scene where Senel first meets Jay.
* EasilyForgiven :[[spoiler:Maurits, Alcott/Stingle, Shirley, Senel, Jay, and Chloe]] all get easily forgiven then some crap they pulled at some point or other. In some cases, like with [[spoiler: Jay, who was blackmailed]], it's completely reasonable, in others, like with [[spoiler: Maurits, who was evil by choice]], it's highly confusing.
* ElementalPowers
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: "Light" in this game is replaced with "Sea", which seems a little interesting...but then you realize that [[FridgeBrilliance this means Spread, and Aqua Laser are technically "light" spells]], and you can get these rather early, too. (Darkness is just called, "Curse") It makes a lot more sense given that [[FridgeBrilliance Sea is holy in this universe]].
* EleventhHourSuperpower:
** The Quiet Nerifes gives these (story-wise) to everyone else so they can use them on the surface where nobody else can use Eres.
** Grune and Shirley. Grune doesn't join until ''very'' late in the main quest and only comes with a couple spells for most of it. Shirley likewise doesn't join until the character quests but this is ''especially'' true with Tidal Wave, since by the time you get it, the game is maybe 90%+ done.
* EnemyScan: The Magic Lens'.
* EnigmaticMinion: Walter. [[spoiler: He fights you a couple times before the Ferines ally with the Orerines... only to start the enemy cycle all over again once the alliance is broken.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Shirley.]]
* EvilLaugh: Vaclav and Solon are ''full'' of them.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:Will suffered from this pre-game.]]
* {{Expy}} - Many of the character designs are based on those from the designer's previous works, ''SamuraiChamploo'' and ''FinalFantasyUnlimited''. Moses, Will and Chloe, for one, are very similar facially to [[SamuraiChamploo Mugen, Jin and Fuu]].
* ExtendedGameplay: The Character Quests section.
* FacialMarkings: Senel
* FantasticRacism: Both humans and Ferines are guilty of this. [[spoiler: Even the ''ocean'' gets in on it.]]
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* TheFatalist: Schwartz.
* [[spoiler:FightingYourFriend:]] [[spoiler:Giet, who is borderline {{Brainwashed And Crazy}} by the Black Mist, also causing him to begin turning wild.]]
* FirstTown - Werites Beacon, the main city in the island.
* FiveManBand: (In terms of the Main Quest, before Grune joins late on)
** Senel (TheHero)
** Will (TheSmartGuy)
** Chloe (TheLancer)
** Norma (TheChick)
** Moses (TheBigGuy)
** Jay (TheSixthRanger)
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** At the end of chapter 1, Pippo and Quppo give Senel and Shirley a pair of seashells. [[spoiler: These shells are usually used by the Oresoren to represent an engagement. At the end of the main quest, Senel and Shirley inadvertently complete the Right of Feriyen, [[BookEnds the Ferines engagement ritual]]. The game never actually states that they're engaged after that, so whether they actually are or it was just a symbolic gesture of cooperation between the Ferines and Orerines is up to the player.]]
** You can also see Grune in the bottom of the screen when the Bantam Bouncers meet Senel the first time.
** Also, when Grune says, [[spoiler:"I hope I can stay with you all forever."]]
* FromBadToWorse: Many times.
* GambitPileup: The Ferines having Shirley [[spoiler:perform the Rite of Accession]], Walter lying to Senel's group to keep them from [[spoiler:finding out about said ritual]] and trying to kill them as well, and the Captain of the Gadorian Knights [[spoiler:trying to arrest Shirley for false reasoning and accusations]]. Then, in chapter six, while Senel's group [[spoiler:begins to find out the truth to their history with the help of the Quiet Nerifes]], Shirley, Walter and Maurits are [[spoiler:planning for the Wings of Light]].
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In the game's final act, [[spoiler: Grune regains all her memories and her personality goes complete 180. Naturally her voice in-battle changes to reflect this.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jay and Senel. In Jay's case, Senel hits him on the head to get his attention and [[spoiler:Stop him from crying]]. Happens to Senel rather frequently. One instance being when Chloe slaps him; twice. Most notably when Senel [[spoiler:Sees Stella again for the first time in three years, after going on believing she had died]]. Moses and Will try to pull him back, but ultimately fail.
--> '''Moses''': Senel! Come on! Get a grip!
* GirlishPigtails: Fenimore and Thyra
* [[spoiler:GodWasMyCopilot]] [[spoiler:The "Quiet Nerifes" during chapter six. Grune as well, during the Character Quests, as she tells her friends not to listen to Schwartz's voice. Also counts for her in her Awakened state, as she guides the others.]]
* GodIsGood and [[spoiler:GodIsEvil]] - During the Main Quest - The Nerifes of the Fallen/Quiet Lands, and the Nerifes of the surface. Also, [[spoiler:Grune and Schwartz]].
* GoingThroughTheMotions
* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong:]] [[spoiler:Stingle.]]
* GoodIsImpotent: Shirley.
* GoodMorningCrono - Senel being wakened by a different person each time is a running gag.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Grune]].
* GoThroughMe: Fenimore for Shirley, [[spoiler:when the Captain of the Gadorian Knights attempts to kill Shirley. This, however, results in Fenimore's death.]]
* GotMeDoingIt: Grune picks up on Norma's "Charge!", and it becomes her {{Catchphrase}}. By the time anyone knows it, ''everyone'' is doing it.
* GuideDangIt:
** Some of the Puzzle Booths are pretty hard; even to the point where walkthrough creators couldn't even complete them. However, they are by no means impossible. Getting all the treasure chests in the game is also a pain, because after the Main Quest, all the original ones are replaced and there are actually ''new'' ones on top of that.
** Some of the skits qualify as well, which is annoying since Norma gets a title if you view them all. A few egregious examples: one requires you to have your entire team poisoned. Not just the fighting party, ALL EIGHT CHARACTERS AT ONCE. Another requires you to control Senel, fight a team of weaker monsters, and make the battle last more than 5 minutes in a game where fights against level-appropriate monsters MIGHT last a minute.
* GuileHero: Jay.
* HealingHands: Will, Norma and Shirley.
* HeavySleeper: Senel. To the point where he sleeps through earthquakes and falling onto the floor.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Walter, to an extent. He seems to enjoy attacking the party with his [[HopelessBossFight Hopeless Boss Fights]], although he occasionally is neutral; namely just before the Alliance was formed. This remains true until his inevitable, final FaceHeelTurn.
** [[spoiler:This can be somewhat explained by him being only truly loyal to Shirley; you'll notice that his allegiances tend to align with hers at any given point in the game.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords - Averted. This is the first Franchise/TalesOf game that the main character uses fists as his weapons instead of a sword.
* HeroicBSOD:
** Senel's reaction when he does not receive [[spoiler:the blessing of Nerifes]].
** ''Everyone except Senel'' after [[spoiler:Maurits']] HannibalLecture.
** This happens to each character individually during the Character Quests, save for Senel. Shirley has a slight issue of it during the Interlude. Chloe, Jay and Moses are arguably the worst offenders of this trope; in which case, in the case of Jay's Quest, the group could have avoided getting ready to go after Shirley and Jay if Jay had only [[PoorCommunicationKills taken Moses' advice and told everyone what was bothering him.]] An issue that caused the Oresoren to deal with everything because Jay CannotSpitItOut.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler: Stella]]
** [[spoiler:Fenimore, for saving Shirley]].
* HolyHandGrenade: The God Press spell, which was incorrectly localized as Judgment, takes this to its logical extreme and hits all enemies in range with [[IncrediblyLamePun an actual holy hand]].
* HotBlooded: Moses. Chloe starts out this way, but mellows out as her character develops.
* HopelessBossFight: Very, very frequently.
* HumanAliens: [[spoiler: The party thinks the Ferines are aliens. Turns out it's the Orerines that came from another planet.]]
* HumanResources: Eres Stones, as told to Senel by Will during a skit very early on.
* HumansAreBastards: Walter keeps this belief through thick and thin. Most other Ferines also feel this way.
* HumanityOnTrial: Cue the Ferines' motivation for having a Merines.
* HumansByAnyOtherName - Ferines and Orerines, meaning "people of the sea" and "people of the land," respectively. The Ferines can breathe underwater and summon a light being to serve as a pair of wings or assist them in combat, but are aesthetically identical to Orerines.
* IllGirl: Shirley, with her weakness to seawater.
* ImprobableWeaponUser:
** Will's hammers. Mainly because he's a [[SquishyWizard Crystal Eren.]]
** Norma's ''straw'',
** Grune's ''giant urn,''
** Shirley's ''quill pens''... (She actually uses her Teriques, but the equipped weapons are quills)
** Mimi uses a ''baguette'' as a sword.
* InsufferableGenius: Jay, to an extent. Averted during and after his Character Quest.
* InterspeciesRomance: Senel and Stella.
* IsThatCuteKidYours: Senel and Shirley get this treatment from everyone who sees them with the abandoned baby at the start of Will's quest. Amusingly, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Senel is the first one to react with shock and horror when he sees Shirley with a baby in her arms]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Schwartz and Solon.
* ItsAllMyFault: Senel believes [[spoiler:Stella's death and Shirley's [[FaceHeelTurn change]] are both his fault.]]
-->'''Senel:''' [[spoiler:Stella's death, Shirley's change...]] Trace it all back, and [[ItsAllMyFault it's all my fault]].
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Shirley.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Shirley to Senel, for ''years'', involving her risking her life for him and his first love interest at ridiculous extremes. [[spoiler: After he rejects her outright, things start to go south, and she ends up in full-on {{Yandere}} mode when she's led to believe by Maurits that Senel NEVER loved her in any way for all those years of {{Love Martyr}}dom.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Walter takes the cake. Even [[spoiler: with his dying breath, he curses Senel, blaming him for all of his problems even though he brought most of them on himself.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Senel starts out this way, although some people seem to relate him more to being a typical {{Jerkass}} in the beginning. Jay also qualifies, as his heart of gold is shown for the Oresoren, and eventually, for the rest of the party.
* KickTheDog: Pretty much any scene involving Vaclav or the Terrors involves some dog-kicking.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Walter, Stella, Fenimore.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Grune
* {{Leitmotif}}: Moses, Jay, Grune, Vaclav, and Schwartz have one.
* LethalChef: Harriet.
-->'''Jay''': I'm surprised you can eat that. It's worse than poison.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: The skit resulting from equipping a Galf Cloak on Norma is definitely in the spirit of this trope.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Inverted - The Iron Erens deal more damage than the crystal erens. The crystal erens still have their use though; especially since if you give them an item that regenerates lost TP (or cuts TP usage down) they'll be able to cast ''all day''.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop - Stella made Senel swear never to tell Shirley about his past or why their village got attacked. When Maurits eventually tells her that [[spoiler:Senel was one of Vaclav's ChildSoldier graduates and a spy for Crusand's army]] at the worst possible time, she's ''much'' more upset about being kept in the dark than about what she's actually being told.
** Stella never specifically MADE him swear he wouldn't tell her. It was what he thought was her [[spoiler:dying wish]], and promised her that he wouldn't tell Shirley.
* LostForever:
** Mostly character titles that rely on not giving up on puzzles or finding every chest in the game.
** Of all the bread recipes, only one of them can be missed. If you didn't get the Chocolate Cornet recipe from the Frontline, too bad.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: One of the reasons [[spoiler:Shirley]] becomes a villain is because [[spoiler: she believes Senel doesn't love her]].
* LoveMartyr: Shirley. [[{{Yandere}} Eventually, she gets fed up.]]
* LoveTriangle: Chloe and Shirley both love Senel... except Senel loves Stella.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Grune likes ALL the male characters
-->'''Norma:''' So girls, who's your favorite boy?
-->'''Grune:''' Hm... I guess that would be Senel.
-->'''Chloe and Shirley:''' * gasp*
-->'''Grune:''' And Will, and Moses, and Jay... Oh, and I couldn't forget [[TeamPet Giet]], too.
-->'''Chloe and Shirley:''' * sigh of relief*
-->'''Norma:''' You just love everybody, don't you?
* MadLibFantasyTitle
* MagicalIncantation
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Maurits]] gets extra points when you realize how he manipulated the heroes. First he [[spoiler:he stops Walter from saving Fenimore in order to give Shirley that final prod to become the Merines.]] And for the grand finale, [[spoiler:he kept the fact that Senel had originally been a member of Vaclav's army, and had originally been sent to her village as TheMole before his change of heart, to himself just as a secret weapon in case Senel's group managed to successfully break through her nature as the Merines.]]
* MarshmallowHell: Grune does this to both Senel and Moses.
* MasterOfNone: Shirley appears to be the only "Hybridized" character in the game, being able to combo with a ranged weapon but also cast a lot of great spells. But she doesn't really excel at those as every one of her spells is already known by any of the three casters...until Tidal Wave, that is.
* MeaningfulEcho: "I get anxious when another person and I are good at the same things. I always feel I simply must find out which one is truly better," said by Jay. Initially to coax Senel into a boat race. Repeated later to tear down Cashel's confidence and underestimation of the party's strength.
* MeaningfulName: All the Ferines' surnames are combinations of Relares words, and have something to do with their personalities or abilities. And then there's Grune[[note]]German for green[[/note]] [[spoiler:and Schwartz[[note]]German for black[[/note]]]].
* MilkmanConspiracy: [[spoiler:Much of the population of Werites Beacon, including Will and the Bantam Bouncers, are actually agents of the Holy Rexalian Empire.]]
* {{Mons}}: Walter uses his Teriques to attack the Senel and/or the party when he cannot attack them directly. A few other Ferines attack the party with their Teriques, though they never fight you directly.
* MoodWhiplash: Seems to occur frequently, although a very notable one is [[spoiler:after Schwartz is defeated and everyone is ready to go back to town, Grune's body beings to fade.]]
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Nerifes]] does not actually completely take control of [[spoiler:Shirley's]] actions. [[spoiler:Shirley willingly turns against Senel and the entire Orerines race after what seems to be some convincing from Nerifes after Fenimore's death (and with no help from Maurits.) By definition, the Merines is the Nerifes' emmisary rather than puppet, though once the choice is made to serve Nerifes, it's hard to go back, as Shirley does try to break free of her new mental state later on, almost succeeding...only for Maurits to screw things for her up AGAIN.]]
* MsFanservice: Any of the playable girls can qualify, thanks to their tight outfits showing off their bodies, but Grune is arguably the worst offender, and it's lampshaded constantly.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Subverted with Chloe. While she considers herself loyal to Gadoria, she certainly isn't a follower of the [[JerkAss Captain of the Gadorian Knights]], who tells her to [[spoiler:kill the Merines]].
* MysteriousWaif: Grune
* NewGamePlus
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Senel's infamous decision [[spoiler: to reject Shirley's romantic feelings and "stay with Stella," even though Stella is dead. This is one of the factors in Shirley's decision to complete the [[FaceHeelTurn Rite of Accession]] and become BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
** Also, at once point in his character quest, Harriet ''finally'' tries to accept Will as her father and bond with him. However, something goes terribly wrong, and Will's angry reaction ends up making Harriet hate him again. [[WhatTheHellHero Nice job re-breaking your relationship with your daughter, Will!]] [[spoiler: Thankfully, things are finally mended at the end of the quest.]]
* TheNicknamer: Norma.
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler:Schwartz is actually trying to ''save'' the world by destroying it. By destroying the world as it was, she would end all suffering, which was her main goal. She even leaves Senel's group alive after their second to last encounter with her because she wasn't there to kill them.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Grune''': You did not survive your encounter with her on your own. She merely allowed you to live.]]
** [[spoiler: She was also trying to fulfill the wish of Nerifes.]]
--> '''Jay''': Wait a minute. Isn't what she's doing contradicting that?
-->'''Grune''': There is more than one way to [[spoiler:free people from their suffering]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Vaclav to Senel at the Ruins of Frozen Light.
* NoodlePeople
* NoSenseOfHumor: Walter.
* NotBloodSiblings - Senel and Shirley
* NotHelpingYourCase: Averted by Jay [[spoiler: when he "betrayed" the group. Grune mentions that "his face looked pretty sad", which proved his guilt and unwillingness]].
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Jay started out this way. By the end of the game, he starts showing a couple signs of being The Messiah, although this ''could'' very well be influenced after his conversation with Shirley.
* NothingCanStopUsNow: Melanie and Solon. In Melanie's case, she literally says, "This can't be happening!" after the party defeats her.
* NotSoDifferent: Senel and Walter.
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: There is a journal Senel keeps in which he writes down events as they happen. The rest of the party also eventually begins to write, so it's all written in first person, with the author of the entry at the top.
* NumericalHard: Especially when dealing with four or more Eggtopus monsters...
* ObliviousToLove: Senel with regards to Chloe. It doesn't help that she's a {{Tsundere}}, but really... After one battle, we get this exchange:
--> '''Norma''': You were so great! (Grabbing his shoulder, and generally being too close)
--> '''Chloe''': Norma, what are you doing?
--> '''Senel''': ''(still being held tight by Norma)'' Chloe, why are you so angry?
* ObviouslyEvil: Solon. It doesn't help that he, literally, stops and stares at Senel and Shirley when you first see him at Port-on-Rage before he continues on his way.
* OfficialCouple: Senel and Stella.
* OneeSama: How Thyra refers to Fenimore when she appears during the Character Quests in the Japanese version.
* OneHeadTaller: Grune.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Norma's habit of obsessing over money, although this lessens as the game progresses.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Averted QUITE ridiculously, almost enough to Wow someone with the final Quiz Grandpa's only question, "What is my name"?, with his name right at the top of the dialogue box.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Very likely a deliberate example of this trope: Jay's bell. There is even a flashback with Jay where he states that it may be a clue to finding his family.
* OurMonstersAreWeird - Ever had to fight a demonic canopy bed?
* PaletteSwap: This is actually a gameplay mechanic - there are "classes" of monster which are essentially just palette swaps. In order for the casters to use new spells, they need a number of drops from two or three different classes, depending on the spell.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Senel, Chloe, Jay, and Moses]] all suffer this, with the last having [[spoiler:decided to separate from his parents of his own will. Jay actually suffers this twice, with his biological parents having abandoned him, then again when abandoned by Solon. Norma also ran away from home.]]
* PathOfInspiration: The way Nerifes started out, although this trope is subverted after the Main Quest.
* PeopleJars: Two examples. One in the Ruins of Frozen Light, which powers and controls the Legacy [[spoiler: and is occupied by Stella]], and a pair in the Bridge [[spoiler: which use the life force of a pair of Ferines to charge and fire the Nerifes Cannon.]]
* PercussiveMaintenance
* PerpetualFrowner: Walter.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Moses' gang doesn't seem to do much stealing... although that could be because [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Senel kicked the ever-loving crap out of them after they kidnapped Shirley]].
* PluckyGirl: Shirley, so very much. [[spoiler:Even during her FaceHeelTurn.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: The Wings of Light.
* PowerGlows: An eren's fingernails glow when they use eres. The Ferines's hair glows when they're submerged in water. [[spoiler: Shirley's hair glows continuously after she completes the Rite of Accession.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Used to convince Shirley to stop the cataclysm...]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Senel's "Let... her... go!"
* PuritySue: In-universe, Senel considers Stella to be this. It's soon shown, however, that he's an UnreliableNarrator and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she's got quite a jerkish side]]. Subverted further when [[spoiler:her death]] proves extremely ''un''Suetiful as it solves nothing in the grand scheme of things and only serves to make the world's situation ''[[FromBadToWorse even worse]]''.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Three Terrors.
* {{Railroading}}: If a player tries to wander too far on the World Map, a character will stop you, basically telling you that you have no reason to go that way. This keeps players from visiting unrevealed locations at that point in the game. This actually becomes annoying when one is trying to find treasure chests on the map, as it makes you wait to get any chests beyond that point.
* RandomlyDrops
** Eres Stones, necessary for casting.
** Flan, of which you find three in chests but need at least eleven for sidequest completition.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Alcott]] feels this is true. [[spoiler: He doesn't get it, though.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Fenimore and her identical twin sister Thyra. [[spoiler: Fenimore dies in the main quest.]] Then Thyra comes in the character quests. She's mad at first and [[spoiler: blames Shirley for Fenimore's death (which really wasn't her fault),]] but after she gets over that, she's pretty much a clone of her sister.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Walter loves delivering these to Senel, and all Orerines in general.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Both Crusand and Gadoria are guilty of this.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Senel, before he finds out about Will and Jay's occupations. He also has this issue with Curtis. In the case with Curtis...
-->'''Townsman''': Do you realize what you've done?! Do you know who this is?!
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Shirley and Fenimore. [[spoiler: Also Shirley and Chloe after Chloe's Character Quest.]]
* RunningGag: Senel's heavy sleeping habits.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Stella]] and [[spoiler:Fenimore]].
* SayMyName: STELLA!
* SceneryPorn: While the character models were awkward, and the game used a lot of bright colors, it's clear that they lovingly spent a lot of time on the backgrounds. The dungeons are simply beautiful.
* SchmuckBait: The "bed" in the Man-Eating Ruins. Norma, of course, plays the part of the schmuck.
* ScriptedBattle: Many.
* SelflessWish: The Everlight, the object that Norma's searching for, is said to grant any wish. Norma's character quest has her find it, and she uses her wish to restore [[ItMakesSenseInContext her teacher's master's]] eyesight...and the first thing she shows him is what her teacher wrote...that the Everlight ''did'' exist.
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:Schwartz is this to Grune, in addition to being an Evil Twin.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Norma, to anyone at any given moment.
* ShipSinking: [[spoiler:Senel and Chloe during the character quests.]]
* ShoutOut:
** "STELLA!" may be one to ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** [[Creator/KenichiSuzumura Maybe it's because of his seiyuu]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny and who he voiced.]]
** The Oresoren do an off-key rendition of ''Also Sprach Zarathustra" to add a little drama to the party seeing the tram.
** Moses calling Norma [[TaraStrong Bubbles]] and her even getting it as a title has got to be one.
* SideQuest: The side quests in this game are particularly hard to get. While getting all the treasure chests in the game is a self-imposed side quest, the main side quests in this game are time-limited. You must speak to people at a specific time or during a specific timeframe, or you'll experience {{Lost Forever}} for the duration of the game. This also makes it difficult to complete the Collector's Book, because some items cannot be obtained outside of these side quests.
* SlasherSmile: Solon should win an award for this.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: In Legendia's case, it is idealism. Especially in the Character Quests; most notably in Grune's.
* SmugSnake: [[BigBadWannabe Cashel]] and Solon.
* SolveTheSoupCans: The Puzzle Rooms. There's never any storyline explanation as to why they even exist, which in and of itself creates a ton of FridgeLogic as to why places like a bandits' hideout would have one. On top of that, they're not even required to be solved. At any point during the puzzle, you can elect to solve it automatically and move on. Seeing as how all you get for clearing the puzzles without help is [[BraggingRightsReward a title for Senel]], there's really no good reason to go through with the puzzles unless you're trying for OneHundredPercentCompletion.
* SpamAttack: Vaclav and Stingle seem to enjoy doing this.
* SpoilerOpening: [[spoiler:Chloe stabbing Senel, as she does during her Character Quest]], the scenes with Shirley's hair being colored blue which features her Merines outfit, the fact that Moses and Jay are ''obviously'' going to interact a lot as they were introduced together, etc.
* StealthBasedMission: The Frontlines. Getting noticed means you fight a simple battle with a couple enemies... And then you get sent back to the beginning of the screen.
* StellarName: Stella
* StepfordSmiler: Jay. Moses at times, during his Character Quest. Both Type A.
* TheStoic: Walter.
* SurferDude: The Grand Gaet. So much for "Mighty One"...
* TakeOverTheWorld: Averted. Very averted. Instead, one villain wants to destroy it, one doesn't care ''what'' happens to it, and one just wants to show off the power of the Legacy, whilst trying to destroy Gadoria in the process.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Senel does this to [[spoiler: Maurits and Shirley]]. In the former's case, however, you do not see the change of heart until after the Main Quest.
* TeamMom: Grune.
* TeamPet: Giet, Moses' wolf-like companion
* TeenGenius: Jay.
* {{Terraforming}}: [[spoiler: What the humans/Orerines did to the planet, which was entirely ocean when they landed on it.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The stealth mission in chapter four, in which you can be caught at the most ridiculous times. Although, this is averted quite strongly when they ''don't'' notice you and you're ''right behind them'' or any other very obvious place. Also when you are at a treasure chest and don't click the button when an enemy would have otherwise found you. Not averted at all by Schwartz, or even Solon; both sometimes at ridiculous extremes. Try casting a spell at the same time as Solon. He'll cast Tractor Beam in half the time it takes you to cast it. Then there's Ground Dasher, in which you will find yourself not even halfway across the battlefield at the beginning of the fight by the time he ''casts'' the spell, never mind starts the spell (assuming he uses it at the very start of the battle).
* TheEvilPrince: Vaclav.
* ThereAreNoTents: Although there are Ducts that will lead you right back to Werites Beacon, where you can find an inn that charges 100 Gald per night. If you're too cheap for that, there is also the Orisoren Village, the Hermitage and the Village of the Ferines; all free, visited at different points of the game, and instantly accessible afterwards via Duct.
* ThisIsADrill: The Earth Javelin. "Drilling is life. Drilling is a dream. Real men drill."
* TimeSkip: There is a two week timeskip in chapter four, as well as a two month timeskip between chapters seven and eight. Senel is the one who mentions it having been two months.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Stella]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Shirley, during her {{Face Heel Turn}}.]]
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Shirley, after [[spoiler:failing the Rite of Accession the first time]].
* TrialBalloonQuestion: Norma and Chloe say some pretty rude things about the Ferines before they find out Shirley ''is'' actually one of them. This came up from the rumors of her being the Merines.
* TrickTwist: While researching The Legacy's origins, it appears as if [[spoiler:The Ferines had originally come from outer space]]; it turns out that [[spoiler:it was the ''humans'' who had invaded their planet long ago. Jay had figured out the truth though]].
* TryNotToDie: Jay has a habit of teasing the party with this often, namely during the war against Crusand. A bit hypocritical, really, considering he goes on to say to the Oresoren, during the same war, not to talk about giving up their lives, not even ''as a joke'', because he ''hates it''. Look who jokes about it himself.
* {{Tsundere}}: Chloe, Fenimore, Jay, [[spoiler:Thyra]], and several others.
* TurnCoat:
** Walter, during the Alliance; [[spoiler:although he doesn't stay on your side]]. Also, [[spoiler:Maurits]], who goes from being your ally to your enemy, back to being your ally. Then there's [[spoiler:Shirley]] who has a {{Face Heel Turn}} and then a {{Heel Face Turn}}.
** Also, [[spoiler: Jay in his character quest briefly turns on everyone, because his horrifically evil surrogate father is threatening the Oresorens' lives.]]
* UngratefulBastard: Walter, ''Walter'', '''''Walter'''''.
-->'''Norma''': Hey! You would've died if it weren't for us! You could at least say thanks!
** [[spoiler: He later proceeds to try to kill the group again. And even after the Ferines formed an alliance with the Orerines, Walter continues to give the group his usual {{Jerkass}} attitude]]. Honestly, calling him an ungrateful bastard is simply giving him credit by terming it nicely.
* UnreliableNarrator - Senel's flashbacks about Stella. If interpreted through Shirley's perspective, we see a completely different side of Stella that Senel didn't know about (or neglected to notice).
* UnsoundEffect - Grune, at the Fire Monument. "Think... think... think... Ponder... ponder... ponder... Cogitate... cogitate... cogitate..."
* UselessUsefulSpell: Grune has this problem often with her Sea and Curse elemental spells. Her attacks are very useful and powerful, with one problem being that in certain dungeons, or even a section of some dungeons, almost ''all'' the monsters in the given area are Sea or Curse elemental monsters. The other problem being that ''every spell Grune learns'' is Sea or Curse, save for Eruption and Absolute. This means if you don't want to lose large amounts of GRADE in these dungeons, in places with mostly Sea monsters, you would need to turn off ''five'' of her spells. With Curse monsters, it would be four. The third problem being that '' Grune only learns a total of eleven spells''. Now imagine what it would be like in dungeons that have ''both'' of those elements in them.
** Not really a problem if one allows her only one element, sets her enemy choice to "same" and goes exclusively after an elementally exploitable enemy. It's often best to focus on taking them out one by one in this game, anyway.
* UnstoppableRage: Senel, Chloe, Moses and Jay.
* VerbalTic - The Oresoren, a race of otters, say "Ors!" a lot
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:The Wings of Light, the Legacy's terraforming device that caused the Cataclysm and will again if the party doesn't stop the villains]]... for the Main Quest. The Character Quests have [[spoiler:the Cradle of Time, Schwartz's private dimension.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds : Moses and Jay start off hating each other, but they start to switch to this in Moses's character quest (notably when Jay worries about Moses when he fails to rise to Jay's usual [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]], and by the end of Jay's character quest, they're solidly in this trope (Moses goes as far as informally adopting Jay as his "little brother".)
* WarmUpBoss: Moses and Giet in chapter one.
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: Although not hitting this trope on the dot, Solon still manages to hit it with his description of how he ''wants'' to kill the Oresoren.
* {{Yandere}} - [[spoiler:Shirley]] during her mental breakdown and possession by Nerifes. She gets better afterwards, [[RonTheDeathEater not that]] [[DieForOurShip the fangirls]] [[NeverLiveItDown have taken notice...]]
** To be fair, she still has some... moments, even in the Character Quests. There's one in particular towards Norma, but it's PlayedForLaughs (Oddly enough, she goes back into IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy mode in another PlayedForLaughs scene where she mistakenly believes Senel slept with Grune. Perhaps Shirley's earlier mental breakdown has made her a flip-flopper...)
* YouAreNotAlone: Almost like an actual ''theme' in the Character Quests.
* YouCanBarelyStand: [[spoiler:Walter.]]
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:Schwartz's]] attitude toward Grune and the rest of the group.
** Also, this is the theme of Moses's Character Quest.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Will, who was [[spoiler:exiled from the mainland]]. Also, Shirley, [[spoiler:whose village was burned]].
* YouShallNotPass: Walter says this word-for-word in the Wings of Light.
--> '''Walter:''' You... shall not... pass...
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
** Blue: Grune, [[spoiler:Schwartz]], and Melanie.
** Green: Csaba.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle:
** At Mirage Palace. [[spoiler: Senel finally [[NiceJobBreakingItHero fixed what he broke earlier]] and Shirley thanked him and told him how long she waited to hear that... And then proceeds to announce that she's about to activate the Wings of Light.]]
** Happens yet again in the Wings of Light. [[spoiler: Maurits is presumably dead, Shirley is back to normal, everyone's about to head back to Werites Beacon... And then the lights start pulsing again... Guess Maurits wasn't dead. ''And'' he's taken it upon himself to make sure that the Cataclysm happens one way or another, even if he has to channel Nerifes and activate the Wings of Light himself. Cue final boss of the Main Quest.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Norma.
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