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An RPG on the {{Wii}}, developed by Creator/{{imageepoch}}.

Developed under the title ''Project Ray'', it shares the same project title with another game by the same developers, ''SandsOfDestruction''. Arc Rise Fantasia, however, in essence, can be considered a [[SpiritualSuccessor title in spirit]] of the ''LuminousArc'' series, because of a handful of similarities with it.
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!!Tropes presented by ''Arc Rise Fantasia'':
* AccidentalMisnaming: An early RunningGag in the game was everyone calling Rastan 'Leon' because Zamuel said it as he arrived. [[spoiler: Turns out to be a misunderstanding on his part, as it's really '''[[LoveableRogue SERGE]]''' who is Leon, despite everyone believing, up to that point, that Rastan was really Leon.]]
--> '''Rastan''': For the millionth time, NO.
* AerithAndBob: Mostly Aerith names like Ryfia and Rastan/Oigen, though there are "normal" ones like Alfonse and Leslie.
* AlchemicElementals: All four takes the form of floating magic wands
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The Rogress battles, as well as the final boss.
* AntiGrinding: Whenever one of the characters' levels surpasses that of enemies', the XP income will steadily decrease by a tenth as the character gains more levels. Using Exalots is good, but they're better used in boss battles (not optional) as they are very rare.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The various short songs sung by Ryfia and [[spoiler:Adele]], such as "Imaginal Song" and "Song of Ruin" are in a significant-sounding, pleasant, but unknown and likely gibberish "language."
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Meridian Princes Alf and Weiss, General Clyde, Turmelian Operative Leslie, and QED Commander Ignacy all have their share of command, as well as fighting prowess. Also First Sergeant L'Arc and Imaginal Diva Ryfia, to a lesser extent. [[spoiler:Not to mention Real Diva Adele and Patriarch Hosea, though the latter got his power via Imaginal]].
* BadassLongcoat: Rastan/Oigen, natch.
* TheBattleDidntCount: [[spoiler: This happens when the party fights Alf in the Verct skywalk. He is defeated, but apparently still has enough energy to take on the Real rock with Clyde (Who was also defeated by the party right before Alf, but at least had the dignity to look injured).]]
* BeehiveBarrier: Hexagonal shields pop up when a character reduces or blocks damage in combat.
* BettyAndVeronica: With Adele as Betty (being L'Arc's childhood friend and claiming that she loves him like a brother despite her obvious jealousy) and Ryfia as Veronica (the MysteriousWaif from an enemy country and so harshly sheltered you'd think she was from another planet).
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Not so much the translation as the execution. Ignition already got quite a bit of flack from pulling this during VisualNovel/LuxPain, but the voice actors don't match up with the lines, the wording is awkward, quite a few lines are changed, and the quality of the dub is a whole other story. Luckily, simply turning off the voices clears up quite a bit of the chaos.
* BloodlessCarnage: Even when someone suffers an injury in a cutscene, there is still no blood.
* BossInMookClothing[=/=]KingMook: That stationary enemy that looks like a palette-swapped regular enemy? That's actually a boss. And since EasyLevelsHardBosses is in effect, well, good luck if you accidentally run into it unprepared.
* BossRemix: The theme "A Grand Existence," which plays while battling the Rogress, is a remix of the music that plays in the opening FMV, "Meridian 2nd Hikoutei Squad."
* TheButcher[=/=]TheMagnificent[=/=]RedBaron: Weiss eventually gets known as the God of War within the empire. L'Arc has a less flattering nickname, being called "Lagoon the Cursed". In the original Japanese he starts getting called {{Shinigami}} Lagoon.
* ButtMonkey: Niko.
* ButThouMust: a variation of this is subversion. There are many points in the game were you can fail in the game but continue on.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Cecille PUUUUNCH!"
* CapturedSuperEntity: Simmah, the Rogress held in Jada's Dragon Prison. It supplies Meridia's ray.
* CassandraTruth: Not only the characters, but almost all players automatically assume that [[spoiler:Rastan/Oigen is Leon, despite the fact that he corrects this at every opportunity]].
* CheckPointStarvation: A particularly bad example is the dungeon where you fight [[spoiler:Gula.]] It's a fairly long dungeon with no save point and a really difficult boss at the end.
** Justified since the dungeon splits of the party. Having a save point could trap you with the wrong party setup and make it UnwinnableByDesign.
* CombinationAttack: Trinity Acts, and [[spoiler:Excel Trinities]].
** The twin Lolita girls, Paula and Luna, have one of their own called "Magical Gemini"[[note]]Oddly, the attack name is written in Hiragana, which is usually for words of Japanese origin.[[/note]].
* ContinuityNod: Quite a lot of facts hint the game's possible connection to the LuminousArc series.
** The word "Arc" in the title.
** The Kopins.
** The currency used in LuminousArc 1 & [[LuminousArc2 2]], "Rico".
** [[spoiler: Lucia, Vanessa and Saki, are {{BonusBoss}}es in the arena.]]
* CuteBruiser: For being only 12, Cecille packs quite a punch.
** Niko learns the hard way.
* DeflectorShields: A huge one protects Opalus from attack by Meridia. [[BarrierMaiden It's powered by Divas]], first [[spoiler:by Adele]] and then by Ryfia.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler: Eesa was made into a god by the people of the world over a thousand years ago.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: The party defeating Luze/Eesa. There is also Alf and Clyde destroying the Real rock by themselves, and after both of them had [[TheBattleDidntCount fought the party!]]]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Alf puts up with a lot of abuse for Adele's sake. [[spoiler: He even sticks with her after she orders him to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill L'arc]] for her.]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler: Luze seems to be a minor character at first, who the party meets several times throughout the game, but it turns out she is Eesa, the final boss.]]
* DoorToBefore: The final dungeon thankfully provides one so the party can leave just before the final fight to stock up on items and upgrade their orbs if need be.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Ignacy to Hosea, and Ignacy also has his own Co-Dragons in Paula and Luna.]]
* DropTheHammer: Ryfia's Excel Act "Ryfia's Magic"; she conjures a ''huge'' hammer head [[HardLight out of light]] at the tip of her wand and smashes down.
* DualBoss: Paula and Luna.
* DualWielding: Ignacy and Rastan dual-wield swords, while Serge does it with throwing knives. [[GunsAkimbo Leslie likes her guns.]]
* DungeonTown: Jada, temporarily.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses: Especially in the first half of the game.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Paula & Luna. Bonus points for being twins.
* [[HairDecorations Every Coward Is Cuter With Hair Decs]]: Seriously, Niko, what is that on your head? [[GogglesDoNothing Goggles?]] [[CoolShades Sunglasses?]] [[HairDecorations Headband?]] Throw us a bone, here!
* TheEmpire: Meridia. They seem like a subversion at first, but then gradually develop the standard conquering empire mindset.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Adele]]
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: Ignacy]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Luze/Eesa]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Alf, Clyde and Adele.]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Throughout the game you'll encounter Weiss fangirls and Alf fangirls. They discuss [[{{Bishonen}} how pretty the brothers are.]]
* FlatEarthAtheist: L'Arc. You'd think that after being able to summon a powerful deity when needed, he'd be more willing to accept the existence of gods. Guess not.
* FrictionlessIce: Appears in the Snowy Temple.
* GentlemanThief: One of Serge's outfits invokes this trope.
* GlobalAirship: The party gets one midway through the game.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The Rogress. To be fair, three of them are optional.
* [[spoiler: GreenEyedMonster: Adele]]
* [[spoiler: GuestStarPartyMember: Alf, during later parts of the game, including the final boss.]]
* HandicappedBadass: When you first meet Serge, you find him to be an ex-thief, a smooth talker, cleaver, charismatic, and one of the best magic users the game has to offer. [[spoiler: Then you find out he was THE Legendary Leon, leader of the Lord Knights, which surprises the group greatly as he doesn't fit the criteria at all. Turns out that before Ignacy crippled his sword arm, he was a feisty sword fighter AND magic user and the best there was. [[KidHero All at the age of FOURTEEN!]]]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Dear God Alf, make up your mind. One minute you help us, the next you try and kill us.]]
* HeroComplex: Cecille.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Niko]]
* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:The first fight against Ignacy, the fight with Alf, Adele, and Clyde in his castle (In which you just have to survive for a few minutes) and the first fight with Luze.]]
* HotBlooded: Cecille again.
--> '''Cecille''': I'm gonna show you the ''Fists of Justice''!
* IfICantHaveYou: Good lord, [[spoiler: Adele]]!
* InformedEquipment: Just like most other [[EasternRPG JRPGs]], you can never see any armor your characters put on, and they will all wield their first weapons in any cutscenes. The clothes you can buy for them also only show up on the status screen.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After Ryfia saves L'Arc from Ignacy's attempt at mind control, she falls unconscious and the party goes into her mind to try and bring her back. In there, they encounter some memories of Ryfia's, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:not only were all Rogress once human, but Simmah is actually Ryfia's father.]]
* KaizoTrap: When you kill Chimera, it will have one last attack before the battle ends. If all your characters are at very low health when you defeat it, [[TotalPartyKill well...]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Alf is almost as bad as [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV Yuna]] in this regard.]]
* KidDetective: One of Cecille's outfits. She also likes to play at being one, especially since Serge has a GentlemanThief outfit to go along with it.
* LargeHam: [[RuleOfThree Cecille]]. She never lets a chance miss to shout her heroic antics, {{Shonen}}-style.
--> '''Cecille''': The Hero of Justice, Cecille-sama, has arrived!
--> '''Dynos''': Those who sleeps, beYOND the maelstrom, come forth in the nAAAme of CHAOS!
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: Adele]]
* LazyBackup
* LeakedExperience
* LimitBreak: Excel Acts.
* LiteralMinded: Ryfia.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: L'Arc and Weiss were actually half-brothers, from the same mother. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold That explains why Weiss has always watched over L'Arc and Elena, despite his grudge against the gods.]] ]]
* LovableCoward: Niko.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Adele, who also leaps fully into LoveMakesYouEvil territory.]]
* MagicMusic: Hymns.
* ManaMeter: SP. Interestingly, it works in ''percents'' instead of units.
* MegaTwintails: Cecille.
* MsFanservice: [[http://kotaku.com/5191378/arc-rise-fantasia-covers-up-itself Oh, dear sweet Leslie!]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Deathchanter you meet at Jada [[spoiler: is really Dynos.]]
** The Lord Knights themselves: Zamuel the Crimson Mist, Witchblade Rex, and Lightning Leon.
*** The Rogress also get intimidating powers to go for their names: Simmah, the Logos of Deliverance; Girtab, the Logos of Domination; Absin, the Logos of Judgment, etc.
**** [[spoiler: Then there's L'Arc, who thanks to the events at Antrax, is called 'Lagoon the Cursed' over at Turmelia, and at one point 'Deathbringer' thanks to Alf's rule]]
* NamesTheSame: Cecille? [[LuminousArc The Twilight Witch?]]
** Alf is pronouced A-ru-fu(アルフ) which can also be translated as, "Alph".
** Niko name is part of "Nikolai".
** [[LuminousArc2 Luna is very thristy]].
** Adelle's name also very similar to Althea up to their [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}]]'s part. Did I mentioned that both were voiced by EmiriKato?
* {{Necromancer}}: Dynos.
* NiceHat: Part of [[spoiler: Adele's]] [[EvilCostumeSwitch new digs]].
* NoExportForYou: There's another thing this game has in common with the ''Tales'' series; Raging Europhobia.
* NotWhatItLooksLike
** Ryfia hugs L'Arc to lend him comfort [[spoiler:after Zamuel's death]]. Cecille walks in on them, and then asks if she's interrupting something. L'Arc protests, but Cecille leaves the two alone, [[SayItWithHearts complete with hearts at the end of all her sentences.]]
** Cecille and Ryfia walk in on [[HoYay Niko and Serge in (what is hinted as) a somewhat compromising position]] when they fight over who gets the bed at an overcrowded inn.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[SmugSnake Ignacy]]. It really couldn't be any more obvious if he the sky darkened and lightning struck every time he entered a room. Although, to be entirely fair to him, it's not like he makes an effort to hide it. Also, [[spoiler:[[FatBastard Hosea]] for some people]].
** There's also Weiss, who [[{{Expy}} looks a heck of a lot like]] [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] and is frequently shown to be a BloodKnight who [[RageAgainstTheHeavens hates the gods]] and wants to aggressively expand TheEmpire. Oh, and did we also mention [[spoiler:that he literally has [[OneWingedAngel a draconic wing and claw hidden away beneath his mantle?]]]] The guy is effectively every RPG villain trope glued together. [[spoiler:Although he turns out to be a RedHerring. He was actually a WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Rastan/Oigen, Cecille and Dynos. Possibly Ryfia as well.]]
** The entire cast as well looks a little older than you'd expect from JRPG heroes. L'Arc, for instance, is only meant to be seventeen but given his attitude and occupation he seems like he could be about twenty.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Luze's second and final form.]]
* OperaGloves: Adele's outfit.
* OptOut: Niko
* PeekABangs: Weiss is a borderline example, as a lock of hair usually hides his left iris - and as a result, his heterochromia.
* PimpedOutDress: Quite a few, such as Adele, Luze, Paula and Luna.
* PrettyInMink: Adele's outfit, the puff balls on Luna's ParasolOfPain.
** The tailor in Opalus sells fur-covered winter wear.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Again, Rastan/Oigen, Cecille, Dynos, and possibly Ryfia, all due to being frozen by Imaginal centuries ago. Rastan/Oigen even calls himself a 'relic'.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Dynos.
* RedOniBlueOni: Paula and Luna shows heavy shades of this. Paula an aggressively voiced fighter in red who uses mostly fire and wind spells(the offensive elements), while Luna is a soft voiced magic user in blue who uses water and earth spells(the defensive elements).
* TheRepublic: Turemillia. They're not all good, though.
* RespawningEnemies: All of the monsters in the over world, sometimes right before your eyes. Any monsters in a dungeon area will respawn every time you leave the room and come back.
* TheReveal: Two big ones right after Gula church, where Ignacy finally shows his face and [[spoiler:Leon is revealed to be Serge, not Rastan/Oigen]].
* RockThemeNaming: Cities are named after precious gemstones: Diamant - Diamond, Carbunculus - Carbuncle, Opalus - Opal.
* SailorFuku: Ryfia gets one.
* SayItWithHearts: Leslie and Cecille.
* ShaggyDogStory: For Paula and Luna, the ''We Challenge You!'' sidequest involved running around all over the world searching for hidden clues, at the end of the search, the whole thing was revealed to be [[spoiler:a prank left behind by Zamuel meant for anyone who happens upon his clues.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Cecille sort of acts as this towards L'Arc and Ryfia.
* ShoutOut: Cecille's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y92JHHRPstg shoryuken]], and [[IKnewIt yes]] it has hit MemeticMutation. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesJmHD19_I here]].
* SocketedEquipment: How the magic and weapon system works.
* SquishyWizard: Serge, his base HP is about the same as Ryfia's, and he is even called a "magic user" several times.
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler: Arguably Weiss, and later Clyde, to L'Arc.]]
* {{Stripperific}}: '''Leslie'''. Oh, dear sweet Leslie.
** Ryfia might marginally qualify; while her dress is ''very'' modest, especially for a JRPG heroine, the hemline of her dress is really high up her[[DistractedByTheSexy ... legs]].
** The female shopkeepers in various armories.
* SummonMagic: L'Arc's [[spoiler: and Alf's]] ability to summon the [[{{Mons}} Rogress]].
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: The first thing a Trinity Act does when activated is showing the three participants' pictures in {{Ass Kicking Pose}}s. Same with the more-powerful Excel Trinity Acts.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: L'Arc makes up his own "Law" instead of choosing either Real or Imaginal's Law. His Law saves both the Common and Divine races.]]
* TraumaInn
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: L'Arc, Alf, and Adele.
* UndergroundMonkey: A lot of the enemies are just slightly different versions of other enemies.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Adele]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: Dynos.]] The same is said for [[spoiler:Alf after his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: The Holy Land of Noire.
* VisualInitiativeQueue: Has a {{downplayed| trope}} form of this. Small icons on the bottom right of the screen to reflect action point decisions and give you an idea of how the battle will play out before you commit to the round, but you otherwise can't plan out the battle in other forms of this trope.
* VirtualPaperDoll: You can buy and find alternate clothing for all the playable characters. L'Arc in particular has quite a few. [[GuideDangIt You'll even need a FAQ]] [[LostForever for some of them]].
* WeaponOfChoice
** L'Arc: {{BFS}}
** Ryfia: SimpleStaff
** Alfonse: CoolSword[=/=]RoyalRapier
** Adele: SimpleStaff
** Clyde: AnAxeToGrind
** Niko: {{Handguns}}
** Serge: KnifeNut
** Cecille: PowerFist
** Rastan: [[DualWielding Dual]] [[CoolSword Swords]]
** Leslie: GunsAkimbo
** Paula: SinisterScythe
** Luna: ParasolOfPain
* WasOnceAMan:Heavily implied that most of the [[spoiler:Feldragons are just Divine Race exposed to Hozone and humans experimented on by Ignacy]]
** And even earlier, [[spoiler:the Rogress used to be human, but volunteered to become Rogress in order to clear up the hozone.]]
* WelcomeBackTraitor: [[spoiler:Serge and Leslie in the beginning, Alf in the ending.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Weiss.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There were two preachers, Ryo and Mickey, that you run into at the end of Nabra Jungle, killing two pilgrims and running away just before the boss battle. You never see or hear from them again.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Some of the costumes you get later on... well... you'll have to see for yourself.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ... And when Luze finally wakes up, she learns that people are planning to kill her to "free themselves". This causes her to reject L'Arc's Law that will save both the Common Race and the Divine Race by neutralising the Hozone, as such a world would have no need of her. Even if she had lived, she'd [[TearJerker have lived forever alone and unneeded by the people to perform the duty that they themselves gave her]].]] Somebody give this girl a hug already!
* WithAFriendAndAStranger: The classic EasternRPG setup. L'Arc, Adele and Ryfia.
* XMeetsY: ''Luminous Arc'' meets ''Tales of Symphonia'' sums up the game nicely.
* {{Yandere}}: '''[[spoiler: ADELE.]]'''
* YasunoriMitsuda: Composed part of the music.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki: Paula. Ryfia in her {{sailor fuku}} as well.
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