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Agarest Senki (known as ''Record of Agarest War'' on consoles in North America and ''Agarest: Generations of War'' in Europe and on PC in North America) is a [[TurnBasedStrategy strategy RPG]] developed by Creator/IdeaFactory and Creator/RedEntertainment and released in North America by Aksys Games on 27 April 2010 for the PlaystationNetwork and the {{Xbox 360}}, and for the PC on 3 October 2013 through {{Steam}} after getting Greenlit by users.

The story begins with Leonhardt, also known as General Golden Leo, turning against his men while protecting the life of a young elven girl and giving his life in the process. He is approached by a mysterious woman known as Dyshana, who agrees to resurrect him in exchange for an oath: To become a Spirit Vessel and pledge both his life and the lives of his descendants to her cause.

There is a prequel called ''Agarest Senki ZERO'' and a sequel called ''Agarest Senki 2''.

Not to be confused with ''RecordOfLodossWar''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActionGirl: At least one of the love interests in each generation is a strong melee attacker. Noah in third generation stands out, being practically an {{Expy}} of one [[IndianaJones Henry Jones Jr.]]
* ACupAngst: Special mention goes to Lizerotte for this one. If all of your companions were busty...
* AdventurerOutfit
* AlignmentBasedEndings: Whether you keep to the Light, Dark, or Neutral path will effect your ending.
* AntiGrinding: Despite having a lot of things that encourage players to grind, straying out of the main quest to train adds more turns to the total count, [[LostForever which will result some events and characters to be blocked or lost permanently]]. Being stronger than the game expect also cut down battle bonus and benefit you get in the main quests. [[SubvertedTrope US release modded the game so that you can grind in a dungeon all you want without spending turns.]]
* ArtificialStupidity: Auto-battle, why did you just have the squishy mage jump into melee range and physically attack an opponent who can counter? Why did you spend everyone's AP to ensure an overkill against one monster when there were seven others still on the battlefield? Why did you use an attack that was completely ineffective against/healed the enemy?
** However, auto-battle ''is'' good at moving (since it knows where the computer is going to move, also being the computer), as well as setting up Extended Area Combos. Just don't let it do the attacking as well.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Each and every love interest you choose in the True ending. (Yes, Even [[{{Older than he looks}} Plum]] and Dyshana)]]
* BadassBoast: Rex loves doing this to keep reminding us the players that he is the real hero.
* BadassFamily: The Raglen family.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: In the Dark Ending.
* BattleHarem: Five generations' worth.
* BeachEpisode: Oddly there is one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phRko7d64SY for our viewing pleasure.]]
* BigEater: Faina, oh boy for an IllGirl she sure eats a lot.
* {{Bishonen}}: Many of the male characters are this, most notably Leonhardt, his descendants and Zerva.
* BladeOnAStick: Elaine(First Generation) and Valeria(Second Generation).
** Ganz (Third Generation) and Reverie (Fourth Generation).
* BreakMeter: Empties as the target gets hit and is vital to the strategy to the game. When the meter is emptied after being hit enough, attacks do extra damage and some Arts get in a few extra hits at the end of their animations. The game encourages you to use high break attacks first, then stack as many Break Arts as you can at the end of the ForMassiveDamage.
* CallingYourAttacks: Everyone does this when they use their 3rd EX along with a BadassCreed.
* CaptainObvious: "Silver Sword: A sword made of silver"
* ChasteHero: Ladius is pretty much the epitome of this trope.
* ChewingTheScenery: Thoma and Winfield's conversation at the hot springs. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkvYI82nCSs&feature=related It must be seen to be believed.]]
* ChristmasCake: Interesting example: basically the last generation descendant Rex gets to choose any single girl as his love and some of them [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld might have fought alongside his ''Ancestor'' Leonhardt]].
* {{Combos}}: Which leads to breaks, then to Overkills.
* CombinationAttack: They must have spent most of this game's budget for those awesome combos.
* CostumePorn
* CriticalStatusBuff: Some characters have passive abilities that activate when their health drops low enough
* CursedWithAwesome: Winfield is cursed by the Bracelet, thanks to it now he is fated to become a demon and bring the Bracelet to the Demon King, but on the same time the Bracelet won't let him die until he fulfilled his role therefore making him practically immortal.
* CuteMonsterGirl: In the second generation, there's Sherufanir, the [[{{Youkai}} Kitsune]]-like daughter of a male neocollom and a god-blooded human woman (which may disqualify her from counting, as she's a HalfHumanHybrid). She's also a valid choice in the RomanceSidequest.
** You've also got the harpuia Silvi and Murumina (in the fourth and fifth generations, respectively), and Qua the rabbit-type neocollom girl. Not to mention some of the capturable monsters, like the Nekomata-types.
* DatingSim: Shades of it. Yeah good luck choosing.
* DealWithTheDevil: Played with, although Leonhardt made a deal with Dyshana to protect Ellis, it's a for a noble goal and not a selfish one, although somewhere along the generations they tend to not agree.
* DecoyProtagonist: Leonhadt is on all promotional artwork, everyone thought he is the main character. He's not, it's his great-great grandson, Rex.
* DegradedBoss: [[spoiler: The Dark Knight, at first he is like some kind of TheJuggernaut for the party, but when they realizes that he's just a GiantMook all along he becomes less threatening.]]
* [[DesignItYourselfEquipment Design It Yourself Descendant]]: Whoever the protagonist of that generation chooses as his wife, the next generation will have a different look.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hmm... [[spoiler:Did you just kick an evil god's ass?]]
** [[spoiler: Not just one of 'em. ''Six of them!'']]
** AgarestSenki2 also does this one ''in the [[{{HSQ}} opening!]]'' According to the gameplay however, it was a bad idea to punch out [[spoiler: [[FinalBoss Summerill]] and [[TrueFinalBoss Chaos]]]].
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Leonhardt dreams that he is killed by a BlackKnight, guess what happens three minutes later.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''TOO DAMN MANY TO COUNT'', but here are some examples. Beware: you might get the wrong ideas (or the right ones).
** Vira-Lorr's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLkFBsPMrGk&feature=related idea for curing hangovers]]
** Yayoi..see yumyum at the bottom for that.
** Luana [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKBbkmcW2-U&feature=related with new clothes]]
** Fiana's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHobfM_Vrm4 training ideas]]
* DoubleEntendre: The first boss is Jumbo Cock. [[spoiler: It's a giant evil chicken, you pervs!]]
** A lot of the dating sim dialogues are built with [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]] '''RIVALING VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' and ''ArTonelico''.
* DualBoss: In Fifth Generation, the Gurgs start appearing in [=caster/melee=] pairs.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: It took 5 generations but you finally did. Or [[{{BitterSweetEnding}} did you?]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Melchior, oh God Melchior! First he ordered the annihilation of all elves and the syriums, then wage war to the other countries and he also forms an alliance with some evil monsters, and if you read his profile you'll know that he and his father is also the one that killed Leonhardt's family before the game even begins, and yet everyone seems to gone all forgiving him in the end! Oh, and do i already mention that he has no [[FreudianExcuse sympathetic past]] and he [[MyMasterRightOrWrong just following his]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed king]]?]]
* EpisodeZeroTheBeginning
* EroticEating: Happens at least one in every game. Bananas, sausages and other things.
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler: EVERY previous generations protagonists and heroines.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Vashtor]]
* FakeLongevity: All games in the series are long enough with the passing through generations aspect of it, but the sheer number of obligatory fights in each one of them makes it longer than it really is, ''really longer''.
* {{Expy}}: Rex(5th generation) is basically Leonhardt (First generation) with different hair.
* FiveManBand: To some extent present in all generations, though none work quite so well as the first generation's TrueCompanions with their [[CombinationAttack EX 3 Combo]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Absolute End]], excluding the love interests:
** TheHero: Leonhardt
** TheLancer: Zerva
** TheBigGuy: Borgnine
** TheSmartGuy: Vira-Lorr
** TheChick: Ellis
** TheSixthRanger: Winfield
* GambitPileup: Let's just say [[spoiler: Mobius, Chaos, and Summerill's plans collided with each other]] and go on from there.
* GenderEqualEnsemble: The final party in the fifth generation is made up of nine men and nine women. Subverted if you bring back all of the potential marionettes, in which case the women will outnumber the men, though these characters don't participate in the story in any way.
* GenerationXerox: The next generation's protagonist appearance will be based on who his mother was and will take up the same quest his father had. Rinse and repeat until one of them kills the final boss.
* GenkiGirl: Qua
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The promo art could be considered porn, yet somehow the game gets away with a "T" rating.
** The ESRB's explanation? [[ItMakesSenseInContext Despite the constant sexual innuendo, ridiculous amount of fanservice, and CGs of almost completely naked women, nothing strictly warrants an M rating]].
* GuardianEntity: Borgnine is this to Ellis.
* GuideDangIt: The True Ending is ''really'' easy to miss since you have to keep track of where the KarmaMeter is at and making sure you don't grind too much since a high "turn count" (battles fought) ''will'' lock you out of getting it.
* HappilyEverAfter: Certain endings for 5th generation girls. Here's an example: [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbTdZe8vUG0 Ellis's with Rex.]]]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Well...in a sense. [[spoiler:When Leonhardt made that pact about his descendants and all, he pledged them to be seals to contain an evil god. Way to go stupid Ancestor; you screwed your descendants over royally.]]
** However, in the True Ending Route of the Digest mode of Agarest ZERO, [[spoiler: while he does ask for forgiveness from his descendants, he never once regretted his decision on that day to become a Soul Vessel for Dyshana. And besides, if Dyshana never showed up, none of his descendants would be alive anyway.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Leonhardt uses swords. Soul breeding will typically result in his descendants using them as well.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Present throughout the generations. Totally worth the dark karma.
* IdenticalGrandson: Rex can pretty much identical to his distant ancestor Leonhardt except for the hair color.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty
* InfinityMinusOneSword: There's a sword named [[InfinityPlusOneSword Shining Light]], to get it you have to: 1) Get to the true route; 2) Have 2 sword that costs more than 300000 G combined; 3) Have an item that you get by beating a boss in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon; 4) Beat 5 over-leveled gods. In the other side you have the less powerful Leo's sword, which you automatically get by fulfilling the first step.
** Though if you're just looking for pure physical power, the extra STR given by Leo's Sword makes it stronger than the Shining Light, but just barely.
* InjuredVulnerability: Monsters need to be low on health before you can capture them.
* InstantDeathRadius: ThatOneBoss Midas will kill any party member within 2 squares with Phoenix Strike. No exceptions.
* InterfaceSpoiler: There are some, in pretty much all games so far, in the Gallery; specifically in the characters bio, party members will get an entry in the database as soon as they're introduced, there's the possibility that this member will do something of importance in the next generation, which usually is tied to TheHero of said generation, and the information about it will be available as sson as their general info became available in the Gallery; of course this is reserved for the supporting cast, TheProtagonist and [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] of the given genration are free of this.
* InterspeciesRomance: Each of the generations that has a RomanceSidequest has at least one non-human girl as an option. Leonhardt (first generation) has a Syrium named Fyuria (basically a flat chested Elf). Ladius (second generation) has Sherufanir, a CuteMonsterGirl HalfHumanHybrid. Thoma (third generation) has Lavinia or Faina, sisters and High Elf/Dark Elf hybrids. Finally, Duran (fourth generation) has Silvi, a [[WingedHumanoid Featherfolk]].
* KarmaMeter: The simplified version.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: THE TRUE ENDING TOO!]]
* KnifeNut: Fyuria, Sherufanir, and Alberti. Beatrice can also equip knives too.
** All four also have a CombinationAttack with each other.
* LevelGrinding: Some grinding to required to beat the crap outta [[spoiler:an evil God that basically started this whole spirit vessel idea.]] Especially on hard mode.
* LimitBreak: Under certain conditions like low health, high SP, etc... your character can pull off a high damage special attack that is basically this.
** More specifically there are certain passive abilities that greatly increase damage at low health, and all characters gain three unique attacks that can only be used with large amounts of SP, which is gained in small amounts by attacking and being attacked as well as massive amounts to all party members by having characters die. [[DesperationAttack If both low HP and high SP are met on characters with the right passives]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they can easily destroy an enemy hundreds of levels over them in a single blow.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: To be expected considering the game spans five generations.
* LoveConfession: Present throughout the generations; Leonhardt's descendants must choose a girl to marry.
* LoveInterest: Each protagonist has three potential brides per generation except for the last guy, who gets his pick from any of the single women who weren't a previous love interest.
* MagicKnight: Soul Breeding can result in the main character being one.
* MagicSkirt: Despite all the sexual fanservice the game throws at you, you will never get a glorious PantyShot from any of the girls. Even when tentacles are involved.
* MassiveRaceSelection: This game's got humans, syriums, high elves, dark elves, onerthes', neocolloms, ryulents, larvas, greers, nelths, harpuias and yulishees.
* MasterSwordsman: Leonhardt and his descendants are this.
** ...Provided who you chose as a wife in the previous generation would allow said descendants to wield swords.
* MetalSlime: Golden Bats. They typically have levels far higher than normal for the area you in, but have roughly the same health as the monsters you should be fighting, so if you can end the fight quickly you can see roughly a 600% or higher bonus to your rewards. However their Will Powers make it so they take significantly reduced damage from everything, they naturally resist magic, and once they hit 25% health physical attacks no longer work. Oh, and they [[RegeneratingHealth regenerate 20% of their health a turn]], can [[LifeDrain drain your health]], and can [[TheMedic easily fully heal all of the other enemies while they're at it.]] If the fight goes too long, expect to see a penalty on your rewards, rather than the standard reward you could've gotten had those GoddamnBats just not been there.
** Your LimitBreaks help quite a bit toward getting through that 25% phase--they bypass the aforementioned Parry willpower entirely. On that note, the Accuracy willpower works too as long as that character can lead off the attacks and generate that much SP quickly enough.
* ModestyBedsheet: Appears in every generations ending.
* MontyHaul: Bought all the [[DownloadableContent DLCs?]] Congratulations, now nothing can stop you from annihilating all enemies from Gen 1 to Gen 4.
** Except [[ThatOneBoss Midas]].
* MoodDissonance: For all the sexy scenes the game likes to advertise with, the story is a fairly serious war drama. Which makes it all the more jarring when the scene shifts to a bunnygirl fellating a banana.
* MoodWhiplash: The mood at the end of Generation 4? Hopeful, and on a high note. And then you're shunted to the beginning of Generation 5, where the very first thing you get to hear is how screwed everything is on the demon-fortified continent, how the best resistance against the forces of darkness fell ten years ago and started the decline, and how victory is highly unlikely, even if one could pull off the herculean task of uniting the remaining human countries in spite of the myriad of demon fortresses.
** Oh this game has a ton of these. Just check the MoodDissonance trope.
* MoreFriendsMoreBenefits: It is possible, [[GuideDangIt with judicious use of a guide]] to have all 3 love interests at intimacy 5 (blushing) at the end of every generation. It's even required to unlock some events.
* MultipleEndings: Three endings: True, Normal, and Bad.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Lavinia tries this with Thoma. It doesn't work.
* {{Ninja}}: First generation love interest Fyuria fits this trope.
** Beatrice fits this better, considering two of her unique abilities specifically state that they're Ninja Arts.
* NewSeasonNewName: Leo's Golden Sword seems to change each games, in the first it's named Leo's Sword, in ZERO it's named Treasure Sword of Oath, and in the second it's named Veldafard.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Leonhardt knocks the dark knight off a cliff at the end of the first generation. He's back in the second generation [[spoiler: as Vashtor]].
* NoPointsForNeutrality: Averted. The best ending requires a Neutral karma meter.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Hello there random 3D monsters
* [[RegionalBonus NTSC Bonus]]: The North American version came out 9 months after the European version, and fixed much of that version's BlindIdiotTranslation. This version also lets you grind in a dungeon without spending turns.
* OddNameOut: Ellis, Alice and...Fiona?
* OldSaveBonus: If you have a cleared data on Agarest 1, you can use it to import data to Agarest Zero. Likewise, AgarestSenki2 will also be using this setup by importing data from Agarest Zero.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: For one, they seem to age to a certain point and then stop; and two, they're not always called elves.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Played with, you have to marry one of the girls in the current generation where you are treated to a scene of them with nothing but bedsheets. One of the few [[EasternRPG JRPGs]] to let the player have sex with their love interest.
* PalsWithJesus: Borgnine not only is one of the first characters to join your party, but also happens to be a [[OurGodsAreGreater Larva]], a lesser god.
* PimpedOutDress: Given all the pretty ladies, this trope shoes up several times, from mini dresses with frill and trimmings, to grand dresses, including {{Fairytale Wedding Dress}}es.
* RelationshipValues: The better a potential love interest likes that generation's protagonist, the better stats their son gets in the next.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: Ellis denies it but it's pretty much obvious that she loves Rex because he looks like Leonhardt.
* SchoolSwimsuit: Winfield forces Hildegard to wear one.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Why was the North American PS3 version not released on a retail disc? Sony America doesn't allow retail discs without English voice acting.
** Oddly averted with with the prequel and sequel, which still has no English voice option, but did get disc releases.
* SeriousBusiness: Winfield (and later Thoma) takes peeking girls at hot spring too seriously, to the point he thinks it's worth dying for.
* SexSells: The US marketing campaign for the game actually managed to exaggerate the amount of {{Fanservice}} [[UpToEleven in the game]] -- there's a lot of it, but from the promotions, you'd think the game contained nothing else. This managed to backfire spectacularly -- at least one store was reported to sell the special edition wrapped in white paper with the warning that it is the "(Adult Only) Special Edition."
* SiblingYinYang: Fyuria has light-based attacks, her brother Zerva has darkness-based attacks. Together, they have a powerful YinYangBomb.
* {{Stripperiffic}}:
** Fyuria wear TooManyBelts, and not a lot else.
** Sherufanir wears a dress that combines an ImpossiblyLowNeckline with a window in the front to show off her garter-belt.
* SurplusDamageBonus: Overkilling enemies guarantees an item drop, in addition the enemy's normal random drop.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Leonhardt's Sword, you'll need it.
* TalkingToHimself: Due to the fact that there are just [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters tons of characters in this game]], some of them had to be voiced by the same seiyuu. Examples include [[TakashiKondo Leo and Rex]] ([[{{Expy}} though that one's justified]], and Alberti sharing a voice with [[spoiler: Mobius.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: SO MUCH!
** Until you realize that almost any fight, including Midas, can be won by sticking one character right up in the boss's face and keeping everyone else about six spaces back. Almost all bosses have Impulse Wave or a similar skill, which will toss the dead character back to the others, just in range to be revived and sent right back the next turn. Repeat as necessary until you have the SP needed to just kill the boss in a single turn.
** The fact that the bosses will still have combination attacks as base skills rather than requiring the attacks that make up those skills still comes across as a bit of cheating though. They also seem to use less AP to pull of these abilities, as though they have the AP reducing Will Power even though they don't or don't even have the SP to have it active.
*** ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' has done a similar thing.
* TheHero: Leohardt and his descendants but with an interesting twist: [[spoiler: depending on who you choose as your [[LoveInterest girl to marry]], the descendants have different appearencess; one could have blonde, black, or blue hair, long, short, etc..., or completely different appearences altogther.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Thoma gives a fairly impressive one to a racist elf.
--> '''[=Young Elf=]''': B-But... had she not brought you here, none of this would have happened! Even if the dark elf did not draw the monsters herself, this is still her fault!
--> '''[=Thoma=]''': A slow mind will never win a woman's heart, you know. Besides, she has a name--Lavinia. And a pretty name at that. Perhaps you could be a gentleman and use it?
--> '''[=Young Elf=]''': Be silent, outsider! You know nothing of us! You should not profess opinions on that which you do not understand!
--> '''[=Thoma=]''': I may be an outsider, but I hardly see why that deserves such an exaggerated display of emotion. And where, may I ask, were you, while we were fighting to save your village? While Lavinia was fighting desperately to save your village? How pathetic you are, to cast blame on one who risked her life to protect yours. Elf, dark elf, it matters not. A woman is a woman. There are women who surpass me in strength. There are those who I surpass. But many women do not know how to fight. If you are strong, what is your obligation as a man? What must you do when women are in danger? Do you cast aside those whom you do not care for, and abandon them to their fate? Or do you give aid to women in peril, regardless of whether you love or hate them? How can you call yourself a man when you hide from danger and tell the person who saved you to leave? You, my friend, are not only a failure as a man, but as a person as well.
** Qualifies to me more as a ScrewYouElves speech.
*** Not at all. It had nothing to do with the jerk being an elf and more to do with being rude to a woman that saved him while he cowered.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill: There's is an overkill message if you do so, and a few good items when doing them.
* ThirdEye
* TimedMission: The true ending is locked out if you take more than 500 turns to get there.
* TimeSkip: The story spans 5 generations, so this is a must.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Vashtor, as if it wasn't obvious.
* TranslationTropes: The text gets a full translation, but there was no voice acting done so all the characters speak in Japanese.
* TrueCompanions: Each generation gets their own.
** The first generation fits this more than the rest however.
* {{Tsundere}}: A male example is Duran, so very much so. Watching him get flustered is half the fun. And one of his potential love interests Ryuryu is a mix of this, kuudere, and EmotionlessGirl, making for some rather interesting cutscenes (read: adorable)
** The "{{Canon}}" route (if you based it on the opening, the portraits of the trophy list, and the image of the page itself) has the following route: Fyuria, Valeria, Lavinia, and Hilda. One thing in common? They're all [[{{Tsundere}} tsunderes]].
* UnwantedHarem: Played with near the end, basically there are more female than male party members and as such it comes to this. Especially in the last generation with Rex who is basically Leonhardt 2.0 with ''ALL'' the girls who the others before him never married or fought alongside.
** Actually weaponized in the combo EX Pink Poison. Queuing up the level 2 EX of Rex, Qua, Beatrice, Murmina, Plum, and Reverie plays a skit in which the five of them confront Rex as he faces down the targeted monster. They then begin glowing with menacing auras and charge at him in a BigBallOfViolence. Rex narrowly escapes. The monster is not so lucky...
* UpdatedRerelease: Reappearance added in more voicing, upgraded the visuals, added in the gallery, as well as new items and a new dungeon. Zero's Digest Mode for the first game cut out all non-story battles, locked onto the true end, and added in new scenes to the [[PlayableEpilogue post-game content]] that imply or outright state relations between characters in the two games [[spoiler: such as Shernini being the founder of Sharona's hometown and Alice being Ellis's ancestor or even mother.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Fyuria admits that when she was a kid when there are no wars, she used to be a ''very'' cute generic girl, all she wants is a doll and making a flower crown. Aww...
* WeAreAsMayflies: Of all the races presented in-game, humans are the only ones that noticeably age over the generations.
* WeHaveReserves: Have to [[spoiler: sacrifice your life to seal one of the five towers in the world?]] No worry! Make children and let them carry on your task!
* WhamEpisode: Sure, you can see [[spoiler: Vashtor's]] betrayal coming from a mile away. What you don't get to see is that [[spoiler: he kidnaps Ellis, one of your GameBreaker units, and now you have to contend with Keith without her.]]
* WifeHusbandry: Most of Rex harem consists of the girls that raised him ever since he was born.
* WolfpackBoss: Once you're used to killing DualBoss Gurgs, the game throws four of them at you in one fight.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: A key mechanic to the games; You can continue to attack an enemy long after it's died, as long as you keep the attacks going with the intent to push the enemy into [[NoKillLikeOverKill Overkill]] for [[RandomlyDrops extra items]] needed to improve your equipment. Once you stop, the enemy, or enemies, will die one by one. [[ShoutOut This is also the name of an achievement for getting a 650 hit chain on an enemy in Zero.]]
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:Bad ending has this.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Congratulations! [[spoiler:After dozens upon dozens of hours worth of playtime, you've finally reached the end of the fifth generation and have defeated the FinalBoss who was responsible for the evil that occurred throughout the game. Time to sit back and enjoy the ending? No! Now you have to take care of 5 sealed gods and the ''real'' [[TrueFinalBoss final boss]]]].
* YumYum: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsCdtS8pVxM You tell me]]

!!Agarest Zero
Agarest Zero is the prequel of the first game and deals with Leonhardt's ancestor, Sieghart. Set one thousand years before the first game, the battle between the light and dark forces were still undergoing. Sieghart one day finds a woman named Mimel and he gets involved in the battle between light and dark.

Released in the US on June 14, 2011.
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!!Agarest Zero contains the following tropes:
* BeachEpisode: As an event no less!
* BigEater: In one of the cutscenes, Leonis is implied to be one.
* CallingYourAttacks: Much like the first game, the characters call their 3rd EX skill.
** In one cutscene early in the 2nd generation, Tetora does this to Niel with her "Magnificent Descending Cumulus Fist!".
* [[EvilCounterpartRace Dark Counterpart Race]]: Shernini reveals to Leonis that the Syrium are this to High Elves, right down to their creators; [[CainAndAbel Lenion and Chaos]].
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: Vashtor becomes the servant of Summerill and will not join the good guys for 1000 years. The rest of the [[BlackKnight Gurgs]] get BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
** Also, Leonis must survive. [[spoiler: Which makes the [[HeroicSacrifice normal ending]] non-canon by default.]]
* NoFourthWall: While the game takes itself fairly seriously, the fourth wall is torn down for the post-game Boundary Plane events. For example;
--> Decimal: "Bu-kaw... (Translation: Ugh... What is the matter with me?"
--> Leonis: "Oh, I see someone has been kind enough to translate his comments for us."
--> Dana: "That seems rather miraculous as well..."
--> Shernini: "Only now, Decimal, do you understand! Oh, I shall never let you go!"
--> Decimal: "Buh...Buk... (Translation: [[MarshmallowHell Y-You are choking me, evil woman!]]"
** The scene goes on like that for awhile, ending with a FadeToBlack and Friedelinde telling everyone;
--> Friedelinde: "[[OnTheNext Tune in next week for the thrilling conclusion of "Decimal".]]"
* HotSpringsEpisode: Happens as an event no less!
* RunningGag: Sieghart dies in the prologue, just as how Leo died in the beginning of the game.
* SequelDifficultySpike: Don't be expecting the bosses to just sit around pounding one of your characters to death repeatedly [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption while you revive him to take another death to fuel your]] [[LimitBreak EX Skills]]. [[FlunkyBoss They have minions almost all the time now]], so they're going to be jumping around and ruining your day. If you kill the minions though, you've fueled the boss's own [[LimitBreak EX Skill]], so it's not even safe to go that route. Fortunately there's always [[StandardStatusEffects Sleep, Paralyze, Stun, and Bind]] to keep them under control.
** Nevermind that Sleep and Paralyze tend to only be if you have abilities that can use it, and those tend to be highly unreliable. While you may be able to get VERY reliable Stun and Bind on certain characters (Mimel and Tetora come to mind), there is a catch: It's on their second LimitBreak. That is to say, you need to not only get the SP for it, but plan around the very heavy pre-promotion AP expenditure.
* SexSells: Averted oddly, considering this is released by the guys who made the first game look like an over-the-top {{Fanservice}} game.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv0oMeeVnCI&feature=player_embedded Aksys Games']] response to the {{Catherine}} promo video.
* ShoutOut: [[VideoGame/BlazBlue MikeZ's infamous]] '''[[MemeticMutation REAL Soviet Damage!]]''' is one of the achievement/trophy names of this game.
** On that note, a number of achievement/trophy names are shout-outs. Among others, there's [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi 'It's a Trap!']], [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy 'Stay Classy, Kraltarla']], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue 'Nirvana...?']] (earned for creating a marionette; it is worth mentioning that Aksys localized both Agarest and VideoGame/BlazBlue), [[ThreeHundred 'Fight in the Shade']], and [[FistOfTheNorthStar 'You're Already Dead!']].
** There's a smithing item called the [[Literature/HarryPotter Mirror of Erised]].
* SkinshipGrope: Mimel does this to Sayane during the HotSpringsEpisode.
* SpitefulAI: Hope you've stuck range-5 moves or gotten Alice up to level 25 by mid-late generation 1. Otherwise you'll be stuck chasing enemies around that run away for the sole sake of lowering your combat rating, in turn reducing the amount of EXP, money, EP, and TP gained.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Leptocephalus and its henchmen of Fire Spirits will cause players to grow frustrated unless they either do some LevelGrinding or buying the DLC items.
* WhamEpisode: [[ForegoneConclusion You knew it was coming]] but not how; [[spoiler: Giganda reveals himself to be the first of the Gurg, and had done so [[EvilAllAlong entirely willingly]], Ernesto is actually [[BigBadFriend Summerill]], Vashtor becomes a Gurg after [[ResistanceIsFutile putting up a bit of resistance]], as does Arzest. The three Gurg decimate their former allies before Vashtor and Leonis [[CurbStompBattle duel]], leaving Leonis in a coma for days expecting that he would've died.]]
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Dark Elves?]] The first game had stated that the Dark Elves served Summerill, and yet they're nowhere to be seen and never mentioned. This makes TheReveal about what the Syrium are all the more irritating, as it seemed like that was going to be the Dark Elves' thing.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Some of the 3D enemies have had their models replaced. Most noticeable with with the Jumbo Cock, who is no longer a giant chicken but rather a Griffon thus ruining the joke, and Tyrant type enemies going from massive armored enemies to using the model for spirits from ''{{Neptunia}}''. This is not only present in Zero's battles, but the battles in the game's abridged version of the first game as well.

!!Agarest Senki 2
AgarestSenki2 (also known as RecordOfAgarestWar2) is a sequel to the original game. It is set in a parallel world opposite the Agarest World of the first game. The story follow a man named Weiss who has an amnesia after he killed a god. He then encounters a woman named Eva who tells him that it was a bad idea, and that he now has to revive them with him and three women as a catalyst. The game then follows him and his descendants trying to revive said gods while finding out who [[QuestForIdentity Weiss really was.]]

Developed by IdeaFactory and CompileHeart, this game was released in Japan on November 18, 2010 for the {{PS3}} console. Gameplay-wise, it looks very similar to ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' except that it is now easier to play this game rather than a GuideDangIt battle system.

North America and Europe got it in summer 2012.

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!!Agarest Senki 2 contains the following tropes:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Eva, and Victoria.
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: If you think all the women [[spoiler: beating up on Jainus and Jude is funny whenever they peep at the hot springs]], then it is this trope.
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Danaos]], we're looking at you.
* ActionGirl: Par for the course.
* AdventureGuild: What you will be visiting a few times if you want to advance the plot.
* AerithAndBob: On one hand, you have some normal names like Fiona, Eva, Victoria, and Jainus to name a few. On the other hand, you also get names like Li Ra-Lua , Felenne, and Lizerotte.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Uh yup, definitely present in battle animations. Gets more jarring when Georg's scar is located on his left eye, instead of the usual.
* AmnesiacGod: [[spoiler: Chaos.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: For a brief while when [[spoiler: Grey's]] not in your party, you can have Jude be the guy walking on the map.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Chaos, he even has to remind the heroes that he is the God of Darkness.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: The [[EliteMook garvels]] wield axes in this game
* ATasteOfPower: Weiss kills the WarmUpBoss at level 99 with his InfinityPlusOneSword. He loses his level, but strangely enough, his sword is still with him albeit [[GameplayAndStorySegregation in cutscenes only.]] [[spoiler: Then the game gives you the most awesome reason ever as to ''why.'']]
* BadassCrew: Your party members, who are pretty famous for clearing out demons [[spoiler: and in the end, defeat ''eight gods'' (well, it's the usual six, but Mobius had [[GrandTheftMe other plans]] and Chaos gave Mobius a taste of his own medicine in return)]].
* BadassCreed: Anytime you use the [[LimitBreak Original Skills]] of your characters. Even [[CombinationAttack Finish Strikes]] have these though some of them have the party members banter with each other.
* TheBadGuyWins:[[spoiler: If you got the Bad Ending.]]
* BetaCouple: That would have to be Janus and Chloe, and Ignis and Cynthia. Both of them do also have one child who travels with you (Jude and Lizerotte respectively).
* {{BFG}}: Jude's gun is a little bit longer than he is. And then there's Janus' Arc Cluster [[LimitBreak Original Skill.]]
* {{BFS}}: You can equip the swordsmen with this, though Georg plays this one straight.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Mobius, doubles as a BigBadFriend seeing as he's Fasti in human form.]]
* BlackKnight: [[spoiler: The Gurgs are back in this game.]] Unfortunately, they also got DemotedToExtra.
* BladeOnAStick: Victoria in the first generation, Silvi in the 2nd, and Lizerotte in the third.
* BossRush: [[spoiler: The TrueFinalBoss fights. First is Normal Chaos, then it's Mobius possessing Chaos, and finally Chaos getting his body back sporting new threads. You don't get to heal in-between battles.]]
* BottomlessMagazines: Jude, and Vanessa will never reload in this game at all. Curiously enough, Janus actually reloads his gun implying that he can run out of bullets.
* BrotherSisterIncest: The protectors tradition to preserve their pure blood. For examples are: [[spoiler: Weiss and Rena]], Yumil and Rasta, [[spoiler: Ignis and Sophia, Seraphina and her brother]].[[spoiler: None of them ends well.]]
* TheCameo: Leonhardt, Ellis, Valeria from the first game, and Meu from ''VideoGame/SpectralSouls'' are in this game. Doubles as ContinuityCameo and ContestWinnerCameo.
* CaptainErsatz: Jaonus is pretty much [[AgarestSenki Winfield 2.0]] except that he's a normal human being who ages quite noticeably, and has a son named Jude. [[spoiler: And in the second generation finale, he gets cursed by an evil ring which makes him ageless like Winfield.]]
* CensorSteam: The HotSpringsEpisode won't be complete with this one. Justified seeing as this game is rated to the equivalent of Teen in the US.
* {{Combos}}: Since this game has almost the same gameplay as ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', this was inevitable.
** CombinationAttack: The bread and butter of the gameplay itself.
* ColorfulThemeNaming: Weiss (white), Schwartz (black), Grey.
* CurbStompBattle: Oh [[VillainDecay Summerill]], you never stood a chance. [[spoiler: And then [[TookALevelInBadass he grinded again his levels]] and becomes the generation 3 final boss (by technicality, without the route split.)]]
* DancingTheme: One of the first few trailers of this game has Fiona and Eva pull off an [[VideoGame/{{TheIdolmaster}} Idolmaster]]. And yes, you can obtain said trailer in the game itself.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In comparison to the first game.
* DevilButNoGod: [[spoiler: Thankfully our SatanIsGood.]]
* DiscOneNuke: The OldSaveBonus you get for playing Agarest Zero gives you 10,000 TP, one million gold, and 1,000 PP. You can then use it to exchange for the TP weapons at the Righteous Beheading dojo and upgrade it all the way to the max because you have the orichalcums. Generation 1 becomes a lot easier after that.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: This, apparently was a bad idea however. [[spoiler: Subverted in the most twisted manner possible.]] [[spoiler: ''Then plays it straight in the True Ending.'']]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL5zs_BHj74 Let's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMqz_jbbcPs just]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6keSPfbXF4U say]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgyJU_ej9Y4 they]] took this trope in ''AgarestSenki'' and bumped it UpToEleven and leave it at that.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even more than before. Unlocking the true route is ''really'' hard, requiring not only having almost maxed out the RelationshipValues, but checking a lot of events. But even after that, what comes after the route split is worth all the trouble.
* {{Expy}}: Most of the playable characters can be possible expies from the first game:
** Weiss is Leo, Grey is Ladius minus the emotion, Janus is CaptainErsatz of Winfield, Ignis can be Zerva, Eva is Dyshana, Fiona is Ellis 2.0, Victoria is pretty much Elaine, Vanessa is both Hilda and Murmina, Yumil almost has the same storyline as Silvi, and Schwartz is pre-CharacterDevelopment Duran taken UpToEleven.
*** Whoa, whoa, now don't tell me I'm the only one that see [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] in Weiss, right?
** Faz looks eerily similar to [[ValkyrieProfile Lezard]] for some weird reason. [[spoiler: And it shows.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: IdeaFactory and CompileHeart seem to have gotten the memo from {{Aksys}}.
** FanservicePack: Welcome to the AgarestSenki2 bike shop where we have all your wants and needs. We guarantee you that the seat will ''always be warm.''
* FetchQuest: Present in this game from find x number of items to kill x amount of monsters to collect items. Doing these will net you money, and also items from the [=NPCs=] that you helped out. A large part of the second generation story is pretty much a gigantic FetchQuest in that you have to collect items so that you can save Rasta, Yumil's brother.
* FlechetteStorm: The level 3 final animation of [[CombinationAttack Thousand Kill]].
* ForcedTutorial: There should be no reason why the hell Weiss needs a tutorial when he kills the WarmUpBoss because ''he's already level 99!'' He should already know the basics on how to fight!
** GameplayGuidedAmnesia: After you get tossed to who-knows-where and having an amnesia, the rest of the party give you a tutorial. [[spoiler: There's a good reason for that.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Oh boy. Notable for the fact that even just a simple sentence, somehow the women must move their avatars just so they can get their point across complete with {{Gainaxing}}.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the fact that there are implied torture, EroticEating, HotSpringsEpisode, [[spoiler: murder by BackStab ''on screen'' (though there's no blood)]], and almost full-blown stuff that happens in here [[spoiler: (Eva's CG comes to mind)]], it's still [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/23/record-of-agarest-war-2-as-described-by-the-esrb/ Rated T by the ESRB.]] And Aksys one ups it by having the limited edition [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/23/record-of-agarest-war-2-as-described-by-the-esrb/ come with a]] ''blow-up doll''. [[note]]For the record, the Japanese limited edition just came at ''worst'', a handkerchief that had a naked Eva and Fiona young and adult.[[/note]]
* GrandTheftMe: Happens ''thrice'' in this game. [[spoiler: First was Chaos' consciousness fully awakening inside Grey's body. If you get the True Ending, then Mobius suddenly possesses Chaos' body, and after a few minutes (read as one boss battle), the third one happens when Chaos gets his body back from Mobius, sporting new threads.]]
* GuideDangIt: This is CompileHeart we're talking here. We would not have it any other way.
* HandsomeLech: The father-son duo, Janus and Jude. Being the [[{{Expy}} expies]] of both Winfield and Thoma will turn anyone into this trope.
* TheHero: Weiss, and his descendants as usual.
* HotSpringsEpisode: This is Agarest we're talking about.
** Special mention for the final one that has every heroine from all generations.
* IdleAnimation: Some enemies will do a particular action if you're just going to let them stand still. One good example is a pixie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKtnvrk4bbQ&feature=related eating an apple.]]
* IdolSinger: Both Fiona and Eva become one at Flens Berge. Remember that gag trailer where they pulled off an Idolmaster? That's the same thing they do in-game. Though why Eva participated on it when she's still TheStoic at this point is anyone's guess.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: How Weiss was able to handle that sword in the prologue.
* ImpossibleThief: Janus has the same problem as York from ''[[VideoGame/CrossEdge X Edge]]'', but Melvina takes this trope UpToEleven by stealing from her enemies using ''thunder''.
* InterspeciesRomance: Present in this game as well.
* {{Jerkass}}: Schwartz is pretty much pre-CharacterDevelopment Duran. Same with Eva, and watch as they argue with their ideals a lot.
* KickTheDog: Danaos pretty much chains Melvina to the floor, [[AbusiveParents kick her]], and just be a {{Jerkass}} to her.
* KilledOffForReal: As always the protagonist and heroines of non-last generations falls victim to this trope. [[spoiler: But no one ever thought that Janus is going to die too.]]
** DeathIsCheap: And then [[spoiler: brought back for one last showdown against chaos with every generation]]
* KillEmAll: What happened with the Sera clan at the Zaint Luke continent. [[spoiler: This includes Real!Weiss aka the Weiss that you controlled in the prologue.]]
* KnifeNut: All three protagonists, but Schwartz plays this one straight whereas the other two transform theirs into a LaserBlade.
* LaserBlade: Weiss and Grey's dagger whenever they do their [[LimitBreak Original Skills]] turn into a ''lightsaber''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Weiss has no memory of what events have transpired prior to him meeting Aina.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's hard to tell anyone else about this game without spoiling the opening where Weiss [[spoiler: kills Summerill and Chaos who are the FinalBoss and the TrueFinalBoss of the first game respectively]].
** Hope you also read a lot about the profile of the characters in the first game [[spoiler: particularly Chaos' entry.]]
* LazyBackup: Despite the fact that you can switch party members, if all four main party members die on the battlefield, it's a game over even though you have a lot of characters to choose from.
* LeakedExperience
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Jude in regards to Janus. From his personal choice of equipment, to his tendencies to peek at the hot springs. Of course, the similarities end there.
* LimitedWardrobe: Definitely applies to the guys. For the girls, well it also does apply unless you bought the DLC costumes, in which you can switch their costumes.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Not as bad as other examples, but it's still there unfortunately. Compile Heart has not released an "Install" option to be able to play this game faster either.
* LouisCypher: [[spoiler: The main characters]]. Although role wise, [[spoiler: Faz/Mobius]] plays this trope perfectly. See {{Expy}} up above.
* LoveConfession: Present in this game as well. [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne You can only choose one girl.]]
* LoveHurts: According to the prologue, the entire war started because of two people who love each other but could never be together. [[spoiler: This is a plot point too.]]
* MaliciousMisnaming: Before Ignis calls Cynthia by her name, he usually refers to her as ''[[JapanesePronouns kisama]]''. She usually would retaliate as "''Kisama'' ja nai, Cynthia desu!"
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Man's Hot Daughter]]: [[spoiler: Mervina is this in a nutshell. Complete with betraying Danaos.]]
* MasterSwordsman: Georg and Mervina. Their [[CombinationAttack Finish Strike]] is even called Blade Arts.
* MrFanservice: For some weird reason, the males in this game are ''ripped.''
* MontyHaul: DLC is back in this game of course. While they're still powerful, they're not as godly powerful as AgarestSenki due to the fact that enhancing items in this game now also take up items instead of just paying Gordon the blacksmith EP.
* MoodWhiplash: In the first few minutes, you kill a lesser god, and a god. You then get blown somewhere far away and then someone narrates the prologue. Finally, an upbeat DancingTheme plays in your screen.
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Sure you and your enemies get EX Skills (and while enemies get a lot more, most of the time they're useless unless it's from a boss fight), have the same restriction on what attacks you can use, but somehow enemies can perform combination attacks ''without needing a secondary character'' and use EX Skills you can use ''without needing to trigger the preconditions'' (like using Desperate Strength at full HP when the trigger requires that you need to be below 33% HP to activate said EX Skill). [[GoodBadBugs Of course, this gets inverted when they're restricted to cast their]] [[LimitBreak Original Skills]]; if they activated their Original Skill and your party survives it, the enemy AI can't cast it again for some reason and would likely be building up a lot of UP orbs without using any. You, however can cast your Original Skills with no restrictions.
* MythologyGag: [[InvertedTrope Inverted this time.]] Weiss kills the WarmUpBoss at level 99. [[AgarestSenki The level of the Black Knight]] who kills Leo is also level 99.
* {{Nerf}}: The Unleash All/Rile EX Skills. Unlike the first two games where you could simply just revive a dead character who will automatically go in this state, in this game you need to be at 20% HP instead of the usual 25%. Good luck doing that on later bosses.
* NewGamePlus: And what gets carried over depends on the difficulty at which you beat the game.
* NonActionGuy: Fasti/Faz [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* OffModel: In ''Luminous Prima III'', when Fiona opens her mouth in the beginning part of the song, her mouth seems to be wider than usual.
* OldSaveBonus: If you have a finished AgarestSenkiZERO save, you can use this to import some items to this game.
* OutOfFocus: Weiss...is very transparent in the first generation, heck Janus seems to have even more role than him. Ironically, he gets much bigger role in the True ending route as a SupportingLeader for the party.
* [[RegionalBonus PAL Bonus]]: The limited edition of the US version of this game came with just the Felenne blow-up doll, the game, and one mini-comic from Aksys. The European version? Let's see, a bag, a cap, the soundtrack, the visual art book, a poster, 6 mini posters, the game itself, ''and a free copy of'' ''[[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga 2 with its OST]]'' (it's to compensate for the lack of letting Fiona as a child to go to the bath minigame, but considering said compensation is a ''full game'', well...)
* PantyShot: Compile Heart could not [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmcuO-YozS0 resist the urge anymore]] with this DancingTheme.
* PlotHole: If Summerill is sealed under a goddamn volcano, then how the hell did he appeared at Zendrook pillar?
** [[WildMassGuessing Maybe he just guarded Zendrook pillar for a very long time until Weiss killed him, and sent him back to the volcano?]]
* RankInflation: As usual, the highest is S, and the [[FMinusMinus lowest goes as low as you want.]]
* RelationshipValues: Present in the game as well. The higher the relationship value, the stronger the next generation protagonist will be.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/MarinaInoue Natsuru]] [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} is now truly a full fledged stoic chick?]] And [[Creator/KanaAsumi Mikoto]] shrank down to half her size?
* RescueRomance: The final scene before you finally make Ignis and Cynthia be close to each other is [[spoiler: to rescue her from demons at Enhambre.]] The other men in the party even poke fun of him for that.
* TheReveal: Oh boy,[[spoiler: Weiss is not the one who killed Chaos, it's Faz]].[[spoiler: And while we're at it, Weiss or to be more precisely the real Weiss is DeadAllAlong, all of the main characters are actually Chaos in different bodies.]]
* [[spoiler: SatanIsGood]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: The flashbacks have a lot of fun with this, like remember that blood on the screen? [[spoiler: It's not Chaos's it's Weiss's blood.]]
* ShoutOut
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DifdsASUlh0 Ignis' 2nd EX Skill looks]] like [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam a certain Gundam attack.]]
** The final animation of Annihilate Circle really looks like [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden Cybuster's Akashic Buster.]]
** A lot of the trophy descriptions are these in the US version. Some of them include [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Agrajag]], [[HouseOfTheDead Operation Overkill]], HesDeadJim, [[JurassicPark Ian Malcolm]], and VideoGame/CorpseParty.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even though one of the first few official trailers has Eva's name in English language, some still refer to her as Iva for some weird reason.
* SpoilerOpening / {{Foreshadowing}}: During the opening, you see Weiss holding a sword with someone ominous at the background who is pretty much Chaos. At first since Weiss kills Chaos, you get to assume that it is a set up for an epic rivalry between Chaos and Weiss himself. [[spoiler: Then you get to TheReveal.]]
** Another nice piece of {{Foreshadowing}} would be the 2nd generation HotSpringsEpisode. You'd think this was just a little ShoutOut to Ladius having a deja vu that Winfield will get beaten up for peeping on the girls even though Ladius never saw it. In Schwartz's case however, [[spoiler: he ''has'' seen the outcome already because Weiss, Schwartz, and Grey ''are Chaos''.]]
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The significance of Veldafard is pretty big in this story? Do you get the sword itself just like how you got Leo's Sword/Treasure Sword of Oath in AgarestSenki if you can obtain the True End? Nope, off to ItemCrafting for you.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Aside from the fact that overkilling will give you items, this game takes it UpToEleven with an Ultimate Strike where your selected party (enemy must be in "Break" state, and you choose whether you attack an enemy with everyone or with just a certain number of people) will attack the enemy with all they've got, and finish them off with a FinishingMove [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXJq7akpeYc where two or more people will do their EX Combo provided there's one.]]
* ThunderEqualsDownpour: At the start of the game no less.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Remember the gag trailer where they're showing off the exclusive CGs of each heroine, and that there's a brief shot of one hotspring? [[spoiler: You can only get that particular CG at the credits.]]
* TheVoiceless: Averted; ''everyone gets voiced'' in this game. Including the blacksmith, the item store owner, the guild attendant, and the fortune teller.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: You and your party members as soon as Chaos reappears out from Grey. At that point, the ones who are steering the plot are Mobius and Chaos and your party members are just dragged along for the ride.]]
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Attacking a fairy. She'll keep apologising until she's either dead or the combo stops.
** That cruelty feeling may be lessened when you get attacked by her, since she'll be taunting and laughing at her victim while she mercilessly try to kill your team. Most of the voiced monsters will act mostly the same, asking for forgiveness, or begging to stop your attack, only to viciously laugh at the wounds they inflict on you.
* WeHelpTheHelpless: The party is after all, a group of HiredGuns helping the various [=NPCs=] of Flens Berge.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Exactly what happened to Chloe after [[spoiler: Janus died?]]. Or Cynthia after marrying Ignis? Both women (except Chloe for one scene only) never appeared to the party in the third generation.
* WhamEpisode: Happens ''successively'' with a one hour cutscene! [[note]]Unless you use the skip button by pressing square in cutscenes. Oh, we hope you have some back up party members, and hope you saved with a different file because you can't heal in between battles here nor change any equipment.[[/note]] Starting from [[spoiler: Janus' HeroicSacrifice]] to [[spoiler: Fasti making a [[TheReveal HUGE Reveal]], and Sophia being ThatOneBoss fight just because she can't trust Chaos (pulling off a GrandTheftMe on Grey)]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler: The final moments of the game are pretty much Chaos and Mobius going back and forth with their plans with the party members dragged along for the ride.]]
* YouFailBiologyForever: In cutscenes, you see characters talking while they're breathing heavily. Talking in real life does not work that way.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Let's see, we've got violet, aqua blue, pink, red, gray-ish violet, green, and dark blue just to name a few.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: If your love rate with the girl in Agarest Senki 2 is low, your character will force himself on her to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUR5IA9RfGQ&feature=related have a kid]] as part of the sacrifice.

!!Record of Agarest War Marriage

The newest Agarest game of Compile Heart, however this time they're teaming up with the former staff who worked on the SummonNight games. The artwork is now done instead by someone named "Blade" instead of the usual artwork by Hirano Katsuyuki.

The story goes that the first generation protagonist will fail to kill the demon king so his three choices of wives will have to carry his soul to pass on to his descendants so that one day, they get to kill the demon king.

Oh and this game is for the PlaystationPortable, a departure from the PlaystationThree.

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!! ''Record of Agarest War Marriage'' contains the following tropes:

* ClothingDamage: A first for the series as a gameplay mechanic. The lesser clothing a heroine has, the more powerful she becomes.
* DatingSim: Gains a lot more precedence compared to the first three games.
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