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''Infinite Space'' is a Sci-Fi RPG released in 2009 by {{Sega}}, made by PlatinumGames (ex-Clover Studio) and prominent DatingSim creator (and original ''SteelBattalion'' developer) [[UnfortunateNames Nude Maker]] in an attempt to [[BleachedUnderpants diversify their output.]] Very successful in its original Japan, it has been slightly less praised in other countries but still been lauded for its great characters and enormous scope. The second is especially deserving of mention: this is a massive game, particularly for the DS. There are at least a hundred different ships with impressively detailed 3D models, a hundred different crew members to recruit with separate personalities and portraits and a staggering number of different star systems to visit.

Its main flaws have been stated as it being a little repetitive, having a somewhat derivative story, and possessing a learning curve that will have even the random encounters [[GameOver blasting your ship to smithereens]] if you donít know what youíre doing.

The storyline follows the adventures of a young man named Yuri, a "launcher" named Nia, Yuri's sister Kira, and the ([[RagtagBunchOfMisfits rather motley]]) crew he assembles after leaving his homeworld of Ropesk.

Has a [[Characters/InfiniteSpace character sheet]]. Feel free to contribute.

Not to be confused with [[StrangeAdventuresInInfiniteSpace series of space exploration/roguelike game]] by Digital Eel.
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!!''Infinite Space'' provides examples of:
* AbsentAliens: [[spoiler:Subverted, just that there ARE aliens, but they are the ones who create the universe.]]
* AbusivePrecursors: [[spoiler:Sure, the Overlord gives us lots of technology in the exodus from Earth and left the void gates around for us to use, but that's only for us to complete our duty, after that they will proceed to destroy the universe.]]
* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Independent Zero-G Dogs are an integral part of the setting to the point where the lines between "mercenary" and "national army" often blur, and the Cosmic Trade Authority and the Space Pioneering Law have established a Small Magellanic Cloud in a constant state of near anarchy, where anyone with a few thousand credits and a lot of luck, skill and cojones can become a king. [[spoiler: At least until the Lugovalians take over.]] The Large Magellanic Cloud is a lot more structured and less friendly to independent mercenaries, however; only the toughest and deadliest Dogs can operate freely there.
* TheAlcatraz by way of PenalColony: Skantzoura in the SMC and the prison planets Lari and Belgirate in the LMC [[spoiler: where Yuri and his crew are interned after escaping the SMC.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: The history of mankind before they spread through the universe can be read on [[http://dl.sega.com/guide/infinite-space/infinite-space-zero-g-manual-us.pdf the Commander's Guide]].
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Most gangs of pirates, including the Novgorod Pirates, the Bad-to-the-Bone Pirates, and the Jackals who roam the Large Magellanic Cloud. This is not an absolute rule, however; most of the best pirates (such as Valantin and Celina) are bona fide Zero-G Dogs who live by the code.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Desmond merged with the Dead Gate]]. Well, he ''does'' scream, but this trope still applies more or less.
* AntiVillain: Many people from the nations you fight against can count.
* AnyoneCanDie: Plot-related characters have chance to die somewhere in the story.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: You're permitted to own up to nine ships, but you can only take 5 into any given fight.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler: Used by Bogd to prove that Yuri and Kira are {{Artificial Human}}s.]]
--> [[spoiler: "So that Epitaph belonged to your father? Tell me, what does your father look like? What memories do you have of him?"]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Between [[spoiler:Desmond and Katida]] in the route where you can recruit the latter. No wonder she becomes very subdued...
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Yuri, Kira, Valantin, Taranis, Bogd.]]
* ArtificialStupidity: The AI does ''not'' know how to fight melee battles. Not only does it often run away for no apparent reason (which GenreSavvy players will interrupt with marksmanship), but it doesn't watch command gauges, and its attack choices are essentially random if it's not retreating. (Despite the TacticalRockPaperScissors of the system, if you haven't changed your tactic, and it picks a tactic weak to your choice, it's clearly not fighting smart.)
* ArtisticAge: Both Type 1 and Type 2. Terzi is a good example, who is 33 by the time you meet him but looks like an old man in his fifties.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In the Japanese version, ''almost'' all of the names are somewhat laughable and don't make sense at all. While many of the English version names are still pretty [[GratuitousForeignLanguage gratuitous]], they are at least less gibberish-sounding.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Space Pioneering Law grants the discoverer of a habitable planet dictatorial rights over the planet, ''if they can hold it''. While it's apparently forbidden for national governments to invade feudal dominions (or at least, it would cause an international incident), there is no such rule against private citizens doing the same thing, so any Zero-G Dog who wants to set himself up as a warlord has to be tough as Grus or he won't last long. Panfilov and Cadmus both learn this the hard way.
* AsteroidMiners
* AsteroidThicket: All asteroids in this game are very dense, which makes hiding in them to avoid detection.
* ATasteOfPower: The tutorial battle has you playing as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Valantin]], captain of the most powerful vessel in the universe, the Corsair.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Galkin]] if you recruit him. Also invoked with the characters who join you after Escondido mission; they prefer to die with honor, but Yuri spares them and force them to see and learn their mistakes.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Katida if you don't manage to recruit her in act 2.]] Teodoro is also reputed to be one, but he is actually a decent person outside the battlefield.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Special-3 commands, at least in case of high-stream blaster and surface blast. Special attacks obviously cost a lot of the command gauge, but the aforementioned two will also cause the gauge to stop recharging for a certain amount of time after firing them. This applies for both enemies and players.
* [[BodyArmorAsHitPoints Armor As Hit Points]]: Both played straight and averted. The Shield Module increases your Durability rating, but the Deflector Module enhances the armor rating.
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler: Of the ultimate five captains in the universe (according to Valantin) one is a Tracker, two are Observers, one is the son of an observer who may have all the abilities of an observer and one is a pirate. From the SMC.]]
** [[spoiler: Or depending on the route you take, the last one is a commander from LMC instead of a pirate.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Nia
* TheBattlestar: Any ship with a Hangar and Catapult can use fighter craft as well as kick ass on its own, though most dedicated carriers are quite poorly armed.
* BattleThralls: [[spoiler: The SMC nations' navies serve as BattleThralls to the Lugovalian Empire. How they are treated depends on their commander; under Eremon, they're barely a step up from SlaveMooks. However, individuals from the SMC often rise to become powerful commanders within the Lugovalian forces, most notably Katida Lanco if she joins them.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Yuri. Also part of the gameplay; choosing the "benevolent" options in the {{Dialogue Tree}}s will almost always give pretty nice stat bonuses.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kira. Don't ever think you can make her a DistressedDamsel or hurt her brother. [[spoiler:Just look at Argun.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuri to Kira, crosses into BrotherSisterIncest territory. Also, Teodoro to his little brother, Adolfo.
* BigDamnHeroes: Happens multiple times throughout the game.
* BiggerStick: Bigger ships, bigger guns, advanced modules, and better fighters are at least as important as character levels. [[spoiler: It's a big part of how Lugovalos takes over the SMC.]]
* {{Bishonen}} / {{Biseinen}}: A few of them, most notably Lord Roth.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The True Void Gate was destroyed, preventing the Overlords from wrecking the universe even further. Yuri also managed to revert Kira's existence. The bitter part? Most (hopefully not all) of the planets had been destroyed, and large number of people were annihilated. Although given his power, it is safe to assume he also manages to bring them back as well. Either way, you gotta wonder if Ideon-era [[YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] is involved in writing the script.]]
** May also qualify as GainaxEnding or EsotericHappyEnding, because there is no denouement after the last boss fight to explain the aftermath. All you get is a few still images that are suggestive of possibilities.
* BlackBox: Epitaphs. Apparently, if you get your hands on one, and figure out how it works, your reward is [[AGodAmI the power to alter the universe]].[[note]][[spoiler:Provided you're an Observer, of course.]][[/note]]
* BlindingBangs: Alik. [[spoiler:He lost this after he was able to cope with Franny's death, [[TookALevelInBadass gaining Formation Foe lv 5 in the process]]]]. Also, Anchjo the cartoonist.
* {{BFG}}[=/=]WaveMotionGun: Plasma cannons, laser cannons on Kalymnos battleships, Corsair[[spoiler:, Mayr, Evstafi]]'s high-stream blaster, [[spoiler:Krebs exalasers, both [=ZRs=], Taurus, Elite Phage's Warp cannon]].
* BoardingParty: Melee combat against fleets. Not allowed in boss battles or certain encounters.
* BookDumb: Torlo isn't THAT dumb, but Ian occasionally calls him out when he doesn't know something that is supposedly a common knowledge.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:Dietrich died during the final battle with Lugovalos near the end of Act 2 after firing Krebs, much like how his brother Bastian died during the first battle near the end of Act 1.]]
* BoringButPractical: In a battle where you can fire [[MoreDakka all of your weapons at once]], and use a WaveMotionGun, the most effective is...sending a bunch of [[SpaceFighter fighters]] at the enemy. Not only can they destroy other fighters (which otherwise needs a anti-air gun that takes a valuable gun spot), they'll pin the enemy in place, allowing you to charge up the Command Gauge while they soften up the enemy (or destroy them outright, when you have enough hangers).
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Zakhar]]. Whether he recovers or not depends on [[spoiler:the route Yuri chose to participate before attacking Balik's base]].
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Elgava, prides itself for being the strongest nation in Small Magellanic Cloud, gets [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] by Lugovalos.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Katida, which [[AxCrazy ends very badly]] if you don't recruit her]]. Either way, her life gets pretty sucky once the [[spoiler:Lugovalians]] came.
* TheBridge: Bridge modules affect your fleet's performance and you can see the inside on the lower screen while traveling or fighting. The background will even change in cutscenes set on the bridge.
* BridgeBunnies: Kira, Tatiana, and Franny fit this role in the story, even though during the gameplay they are assigned in other posts.
* BrotherSisterIncest: There's a '''LOT''' implied between Yuri and Kira. Several [=NPCs=] comment on it and a few refuse to believe that the two are related. [[spoiler: They're actually NotBloodSiblings, and they never actually consummate their relationship. The blatant subtext everyone sees is a result of the Overlords not knowing how to write a relationship.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Some characters qualify, but Lord Roth definitely takes the cake. His personality doesn't earn him much respect from fellow officers, but his skill is something else. He even manages to become one of the top 100 zero-G dogs in the universe.
* ButThouMust: A rather humorous (albeit a little disturbing) example happens somewhere during the Magellanic Stream chapter, when Cico asks Yuri's permission to spend some time with Kira and confess his love for her. The story won't proceed until you give up and let him have his way.
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Exists, but is a relatively recent development (within the last thousand years). Prior to the opening of the first Void Gates, space travel was limited to ship speed, which takes lifetimes to cross galaxies.
* CerebusSyndrome: Both Act 1 and Act 2 start out in pretty upbeat mood and gradually get darker.
* CharacterBlog: Yuri's blog can be found [[http://mugen.sega.jp/blog/index.html here]].
* CharacterLevel: Your HP doesn't go up, but the skill you happen to be using does. For example, a lvl. 1 commander may suck at cooking, science, repair, and be mediocre at command, but a level 5 commander will be a lot better at commanding, but still suck at everything else.
* ChekhovsGun: When Nia first hears about Panfilov's ban on space travel, she immediately thinks of the Adisian religion.
** Also the gun Nia gives to Kira the first time the crew goes into a dungeon. [[spoiler: She blows Argun's head off with it a little later.]]
* TheChessmaster: President Brian. [[spoiler:Knowing Libertas' effort to hide the Lugovalos threat will eventually backfire and he cannot do anything about it, he "uses" Yuri to move things along, indirectly helps him with his escape from Lari and plunges the Large Magellanic Cloud into war, with the winner will unify LMC against Lugovalos.]]
* ChickMagnet: Lord Roth. Also Yuri, to Kira's chagrin.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Some characters, while not necessarily just disappear (like if they're in your crew), will basically disappear from the important story dialogue altogether, even if they play an important role before. For example, Semias.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Kira, again.
* ColonyDrop: Happens when Celina launches her mobile base to destroy the Spider Web. There's also a more depressing example later during [[spoiler:the Irvest Sector war, when Kalymnos attempted to crash Monarho satellite to its planet, Najbaro. This plan somewhat failed since the soldier that was assigned to your ship (Delis or Letero) managed to activate Stellalumo to destroy said satellite, but Nova Nacio still suffered roughly 500,000 casualties from that incident.]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Although this doesn't apply to all crafts, it's usually easy to tell where the ships and fighters come from based on the craft's colors. Some characters also have same type of craft with different colors those represent them. To elaborate:
** By the nations / manufacturers:
*** Elgava and Regeinland - Light gray and red, though the gray shade slightly differs from each other.
*** Kalymnos - Pale yellow.
*** Nova Nacio, Nacio, [[spoiler:Lugovalos]] - Dark green, with the last one is more to yellow-green.
*** Escondido - Black and yellow.
*** Enemonzo and Orsino Foundation - Red.
*** Zenito and Libertas - White and light blue.
*** Adis - Light purple, almost white, and slightly prismatic.
** By characters:
*** The Novgorod Pirates under Argun's territory has red-and-black colored crafts.
*** Kreios Pirates' ships have purplish color.
*** Spetses army uses purple Nova Nacio ships.
*** Cico's Rudianos is a red-and-black Zara-class cruiser. [[spoiler:He later uses Nehalenia-class battleship with the same colors.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ursula and Eremon both have Nehalenia-class battleships, blue and white respectively.]] The former also has blue Castilla-class ships to guard her battleship.
*** Roth's [[spoiler:Mayr]]-class battleship has more red parts than the standard design.
*** Dietrich's black-and-green Spohr-class battleship.
*** Teodoro's Pola-class battleship has the purple stripes on it instead of the standard reddish-gray.
*** Gino's blue Zanetti-class battleship.
*** [[spoiler:Miles and his blue-green Toutatis-class carrier.]]
*** [[spoiler:If you don't recruit her, Katida has red Belenus-class battleship.]]
* TheComicallySerious: Nele, Luko.
* CooldownHug: Kira gives one to Georgo when he goes out of control after he was separated from the [[HiveMind Zenitorian network]].
* CoolOldGuy: Plenty of them, Gen being the most notable example.
* CoolStarship: Well, duh.
* CosmicRetcon: [[spoiler: The result of [[RealityWarper Overlord and Flux Space interventions]]. People and entire sectors of space can be written into (or [[RetGone out of]]) existence, and everyone except Observers and Trackers will remember everything as if it had been that way all along. The results are not always logically consistent, as when Yuri suddenly had a sister who he wanted to always be by his side, ''after'' he had gone into space.]]
* CultColony: Adis nation.
* CurbStompBattle: Upgrade your ships and take them to an easy area, then try ''not'' to do this. You will fail. Plot-wise, there are quite a few:
** The hopeless melee battle against Valantin early in the game.
** [[spoiler:Lugovalian vanguard fleet curbstomp the whole Small Magellan Cloud]].
** [[spoiler:The Phages nearly successfully did this to the entire universe.]]
* CustomUniform: Averted, although Roth and the Schneizer brothers play this trope straight to some extent. While their uniforms retain the basic design of the standard uniform (as worn by Nele, Baum, and Beyer), they have different designs for the shoulder part and have more attributes. Also, unlike the other Regeinland characters, Dietrich's uniform doesn't go down until his feet.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax / GameplayAndStorySegregation: The special attack of some battleships. While it's incredibly powerful story-wise, it is highly limited in power in terms of gameplay. For example, a single shot of high-stream blaster can damage a large number of ships in story, while it only has strength of 1200 in gameplay, making a standard barrage much more powerful later in the game. Its saving grace is its pretty much infinite range and ability to hit all targets.
* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ouVcDkQGgs "Stand by"]], apparently.
* DeadpanSnarker: Many characters have their moments, although Brava Soneto stands out the most. Franny also ''tries'' to be one, but she rarely succeeds.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Dardanos, warden of a prison planet, impersonated a pirate leader.]]
* DeathFromAbove: How [[spoiler:Cadmus]] is killed.
* DecadeDissonance: Tech levels vary widely between galaxies and between nations within a single galaxy. A first-rate battleship from the Small Magellanic Cloud will likely be outclassed by a ''destroyer'' from the Large.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How some of your crew members are obtained.
* DeflectorShields: ADS shields. They don't do so good with solid-shot, however. Unfortunately, they just fit into the armor stat rather than ablating and dispersing damage.
* DemotedToExtra: Quite a few of the characters who can join your crew play important roles for a single star system/chapter, after which they never appear again unless you're really intent on going through all possible "Talk to Friends" conversations when you enter a tavern.
* DesignItYourselfEquipment: Ship design in this game falls between full-on DIY and SocketedEquipment. Almost all the ships available to the player belong to a standard class, but internal hardware is (almost) completely customizable within the limitations of the ship. Weapons split the difference; some ships have all their weaponry hardwired in, some have modular weapon mounts, and some have a mix.
* DifficultySpike: Chapter 2/Lutsk Sector is infamous for this. To elaborate, you start this chapter with ''only one slot available in your fleet'' and ''a weak destroyer ship''. On the other hand, the enemies consist ''two or three ships'', which is still not too bad since you can escape from them. If you're unlucky, however, a cruiser might appear among them and ''makes the battle inescapable'', guaranteeing a quick Game Over for you. Until you learn Fleet Leader Lv. 2 and obtain ship blueprints from this chapter, good luck traveling around the sector.
** And another one after the TimeSkip since [[spoiler: enemies are much tougher in the Large Magellanic Cloud.]]
* DirtyOldWoman: Pipra. A bartender even notes this during a job.
* DistaffCounterpart: Nia to Han Solo, as described in the ''Nintendo Power'' preview.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A few of them. See GettingCrapPastTheRadar below. Also, Pipra's 'hookah' and the way she wields it, which can be rather {{squick}}y.
* DividedWeFall: As Yuri points out, this is why [[spoiler:[=SMC=] nations fell into Lugovalos' hand so easily]].
* DraggedIntoDrag: Yuri and Ian are dressed as girls by Nia during the Gorodok tavern event. [[spoiler:Ian is not pleased since he [[NearRapeExperience nearly gets raped]] because of it, even after he reveals that he is a guy to his captors]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler: Franny gets hit with a big piece of debris while doing an EVA to fix the engines. It probably wasn't an actual [[IncrediblyLamePun bridge module.]]]]
* DrowningMySorrows: In Act 2, some characters (usually Kira) are worried that something is bothering Yuri when he begins to drink a lot.
* DubNameChange: Almost every named object.
* DysonSphere: [[spoiler:Which covers the Sun to empower the True Void Gate.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Valentin. [[spoiler: Yuri's quick to trust the infamous pirate, despite Valentin stealing Yuri's epitaph, stabbing him in the eye, and leaving him to die in The Flux.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Emperor Taranis. Yuri's able to give off a BigNo at his death despite trying to assassinate him just one chapter earlier. And don't forget that Taranis' introduction has him genociding an entire peaceful planet just because they refused to fight.]]
*** One more for the road: Cico [[spoiler: treats Yuri like an inferior for the first part of their relationship, and is actively trying to kill him in the second part. Despite his arrogant, violent behavior, they are friends once again after Yuri finally defeats him.]]
* EarthThatWas: Earth was supposedly abandoned because of Project MAYA. [[spoiler:You visit Earth in the endgame.]]
* TheEmpire: [[spoiler:Lugovalian Empire]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:After humans successfully stabilize the universe, the Overlord release the Phages to turn all matters into dark matters, building blocks to create new universe.]]
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: A lot, especially the Schneizer brothers.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Most barkeepers, natch. Also, job slots with no PC in them are more than likely filled out with FacelessMooks.
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Eremon will probably remind you of both [[CodeGeass Schneizel and Clovis]].]] Dietrich is arguably one for [[VideoGame/ChronoCross Norris]].
** Meanwhile, Valentin and Celina have quite a strong resemblance to Anime/CaptainHarlock and Emeraldas of the {{Leijiverse}}.
* EyeScream: Valantin does this to Yuri in their first meeting. While it is given a big, dramatic cinematic presentation (designed to shock and horrify the ''player''), the actual characters basically brush it off as nothing, and Yuri doesn't seem to be traumatized at all by it after just a few days. Justified in that all the damage is completely repaired and regrown by the application of a few eye drops and a few days rest. This is a universe where medical technology is such that losing an eye is of no greater consequence and is no bigger deal, than a hangnail.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Ian, Katida if you didn't get her]]
* FacelessMooks: the majority of your crew, those 200 or so peons (per ship) who run things when there's no PC to do so for them.
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Yuri and Kira's memories were planted by the Overlords.]]
* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler:Nia]] is a literal example. [[spoiler:Katida]] may also count.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: While the nations don't always represent a particular country, the customs (and naming customs) are usually drawn from one particular culture.
** Elgava is Russian.
** Kalymnos is Greek.
** Nacio and Nova Nacio are Portuguese.
** Libertas is {{Eagleland}}, with English names and a lot of American-inspired "democratic imperialism." Type 2.
** Regeinland is German.
** Escondido is a Latin American BananaRepublic [[InSpace IN SPACE]]!
** [[spoiler: Lugovalos has naming customs heavily based on Celtic Pantheons, as well as the name of the Empire, but it also has some dash of [[SpaceRomans The Roman Empire.]] ]]
** Enemonzo is Italian
* FasterThanLightTravel: Yuri and Nia discussed this somewhere in the game.
* TheFederation: The LMC nations are part of a federation, [[spoiler: which breaks down in Act 2 and has to be rebuilt by force of arms]].
* FirstKiss / NowOrNeverKiss / LastKiss: [[spoiler:Nia kissed Yuri just before they head out to distract Lugovalian fleet for the Regeinland, which then proceeds with Nia leaving the ship to try to kill Eremon.]]
* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: Any WaveMotionGun, in accordance with tradition. More generally, cutscenes never show ships firing to the rear; even broadside fire is rare.
* ForcedTutorial: Averted. You still have to go through the tutorial battles, but you can choose to skip the explanations.
* FrickinLaserBeams
* FutureImperfect: In one cutscene, Gen shares an ancient beverage with Yuri: bitter, piping hot "iced tea." Yuri asks why the hot drink is called "iced" and Gen concedes that the old book he got the recipe from might have been missing a step or two.
* {{Game Breaking Bug}}s: Unfortunately, you can run into two of them if you don't know where you're going. In Kalymnos route, visiting Basilicus HQ after the battle at Monarho will cause the game to glitch in later events. And in Act 2 (at least in the Japanese version), going back through the Ancient Gate after the event where [[spoiler:Dietrich stays back to hold off the enemy fleet]] results into this.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Played straight in the end of Act 1. Remember how in melee battle, Shoot is weak against Slash? [[spoiler:Guess what Nia tries to use on Eremon when facing him.]]
** Also you know how a lot of characters keep saying that the LMC is a lot tougher then the SMC? Well in Act 2 you will get your ass kicked if you don't quickly upgrade your ships to LMC ships.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: While Yuri learning about commanding larger fleets is an integral part of the story, and he is always referred to as having a fleet, only the flagship appears in cutscenes and many events are scripted as if it's the only ship around.
* {{Gonk}}: Torlo, [[spoiler:before TimeSkip]]. Although it seems that at least one third of the characters fall into this trope.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Half the places you visit have a Russian name. The rest are Greek, Spanish, German...
* GreatEscape: What happens at the beginning of part 2.
* GreyAndGrayMorality:
** Particularly exemplified with Kalymnos-Nova Nacio conflict, where you're picking ''a'' side in hopes of bringing the conflict to a swift conclusion, and [[spoiler: the ending is essentially the same whichever way you go]].
** [[spoiler: Lugovalos vs. the LMC. Lugovalos is fighting to unite humanity against the Overlords, vastly improves the quality of life throughout the SMC, and almost completely eradicates piracy, but the first things to go under their rule are freedom of navigation and independent Zero-G Dogs. The LMC is a squabbling mess divided between imperialistic Great Powers, exploited minor states, pirates and religious fanatics, but they also support national self-determination and freedom of space, goals Yuri and most other characters hold very dear to their hearts.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: Several times throughout the game, in form of temporary crew members and ships in your fleet.
* GuideDangIt: Anything [[spoiler:Katida]] related. Lots of crew members too. Also, getting some of the blueprints, most notably [[spoiler:Evstafi]].
** Going to certain places too early (e.g. [[spoiler:middle areas in Hinwald before the ZR-2 is destroyed]]) or making wrong dialog choices ([[spoiler:when trying to escape the Flux]]) will result in a NonstandardGameOver.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Implied to be Nia, but she is never anything but sober and professional when on duty.
* HeroicSacrifice: Happens ''a lot'' in the game. Most notably, [[spoiler:Kira hacking into the Overlord systems]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Pappas and Delis. Arguably, Yuri and Torlo as well.
* HeyYou: A few characters don't bother to call others by name at all. In their first meeting, Yuri takes offense when [[spoiler:Eremon]] addresses him as "boy". Later in the game, Valantin simply calls President Brian as "Mr. Bigwigs".
* HiveMind: The Zenito people.
* HostageSituation: Averted with Princess Glorinda early in Act 2. Whatever you choose, Yuri respects her strong conviction and leaves her be.
* HotScientist: Nadja Musin, and arguably, Aminda Mistika.
* HundredPercentCompletion: It will take a few runs to complete the in-game database, even with SaveScumming.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The Bad-to-the-Bone Pirates hit you with an endless line of bone-related puns.
* HyperspaceLanes: Space travel is restricted to "starlanes", which are apparently a naturally occurring phenomenon.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Yuri's stated motivation for trying to escape Ropesk, fighting against TheEmpire, and eventually trying to take on the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Overlords]] [[spoiler: who are the equivalent of his own creator deities.]] He's really dead-set on ensuring freedom to travel the stars.
* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship : The Freedom and Nebula-class battleships fit this trope.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Picaroon and [[spoiler: Valantin's Corsair]], which have more than enough space to have a full hanger, yet enough for other modules, along of course with having the firepower of a battleship.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: And how. Especially Yuri's outfit in Act 2.
** RummageSaleReject: Some of the main characters are particularly guilty for this.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Yuri takes this to the point of ColdBloodedTorture, even ''severing prisoners' arms'' to get them to talk.
* JustInTime: Valantin is fond of this trope. He even lampshades it on the last time he performs his [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]] moment, telling Yuri he should probably start to view him as his guardian angel.
* KillThemAll: [[spoiler:What happens near the very end of the game.]]
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Mass-driver and rocket attacks bypass a ship's DeflectorShield, for MassiveDamage.
* LaserBlade: Plasmic Blades. Also laser knife, although this is only mentioned by Ian once.
* LatexSpaceSuit: The suits given to Yuri and Kira by Nia. When Kira puts her's on she surprised at how [[FormFittingWardrobe formfitting]] it is, while the game shows you [[{{Fanservice}} a shot of her from behind]] to illustrate this, though her behind is quickly covered by a textbox.
** Press start and the textbox disappears.
* TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar: A code of honor has developed among zero-g dogs, establishing planets and void gates as [[TruceZone Truce Zones]] to prevent civilian casualties, and dealing with planetary colonization rights. The only major nation that does not respect the Code is [[spoiler: Lugovalos]].
* LazyBackup: Most of your party members can fit somewhere in your ship's personnel roster, but it's unclear if they have any effect once you've run out of jobs. You can (eventually) field up to five ships and no more, despite the presence of multiple captains/pilots within your crew. It's usually a good idea to sell off any extra ships because of this.
* LevelGrinding: You will do this to get money and fame.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Franny and Alik.
* LivingShip: The Phages.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Both SMC and LMC governments try their best to keep people from finding out about [[spoiler:Lugovalos]], which leads people who know about it being imprisoned to shut them up.
** Also applies to Yuri. He meets at least half a dozen characters in the first act of the game who could have explained most of the game's plot to him, possibly including his own special origins, but they never do.
* LostForever: There are branches in this game, so you will lost things in the branch you didn't choose. Also applies to crewmates, but there are some that can only be recruited in a limited amount of time too.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Miles Merril tried to capture Ursula's heart by assaulting a system. When Yuri use Desmond Gate to wreck his fleet, he choose to try to capture Yuri instead of escaping, since he thinks Ursula will not accept him otherwise. He dies.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Probably what happens to Eremon, since Nia is of higher status than him...then he betrayed her.]]
* LuckBasedMission: To some extent, the boss battle against [[spoiler:Ochoa. Since his ship is invisible, you can only rely on fighters and multi-hit weapons,]] and even then, it's still possible to fail the mission.
* LudicrousGibs: Surprisingly well (and cleverly) rendered for a DS game, the [[spoiler:Phages']] hulls explode in a shower of gore, revealing a burning carcass inside.
* MaleGaze: {{Lampshaded}} when Nia and Celina infiltrated Skantzoura, the warden takes his time to... look closely at them. Nia delivers this line as a result:
--> '''Nia''': (Hey, [[MyEyesAreUpHere my face is up here]], buddy!)
* MegaCorp: Orsino Foundation is described as one. Considering it has its own planet and army, it's not too much of a stretch.
* MindControlEyes: Kira has these eyes on two occasions: when talking to Yuri after Balik's base raid and [[spoiler:right before she kills Argun]]. They're pretty unsettling.
* MsFanservice: Nia, again.
* MoreDakka: The Barrage attack fires each ready-to-shoot weapon three times. Depending on your equipment loadout, this can be BeamSpam, BulletHell, MacrossMissileMassacre, or a mix of all three. And, if you're lucky (and have one equipped) a shot or three from a WaveMotionGun. But, the Dodge command can slip past all that firepower.
* TheMothership: [[spoiler:Emperor Taranis' ship, Seonaidh, which also serves as Lugovalos' mobile capital]].
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: In Act 2, [[spoiler:if you don't have Katida with you, she will order the fleet to focus fire on Roth's ship, killing Nele, which turns Roth into this before he fires high-stream blaster, destroying the ship]].
** [[spoiler: Well it seems more like he knows that she's dead but he has to say it and get it off his chest before his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Yuri to Cico, during the aforementioned ButThouMust entry above.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The top-rank pirates, most notably Celina's nickname, Merciless Night Queen. Also, Teodoro's title, the Bloody Prince.
* NeckLift: Done by [[spoiler:the brainwashed Zakhar]] toward Tatiana in Chapter 2.
%%* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer
* NewGamePlus: Your level and money will be carried over.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Players who believe in mercy will have a [[PlayerPunch very]] [[KillTheCutie unpleasant]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath surprise]] waiting for them if they spare a certain villain...]]
** Also, the imprisonment of everyone who knows about [[spoiler:SMC's subjugation by Lugovalos]] and tries to warn LMC about it, as described by Gen.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: With a few exceptions, most of the superweapons you encounter during the game are never duplicated. Some, like the ZR 2, do include plans, but nevertheless nobody tries to build more of them.
* NonstandardGameOver: A few. The earliest example is when your fleet was trapped in the Flux Sector, [[spoiler:picking the wrong choices will cause the characters disappear into nothingness]].
* NoodlePeople: The characters are drawn in this style in some event [=CG=]s.
* NotSoDifferent: At one point, Yuri admits that he's [[spoiler: doing exactly the same thing to the Large Magellanic Cloud as Lugovalos did in the Small: uniting it by force of arms.]]
* TheObiWan: Gen, Nia
* OhCrap: Everyone who learns of the true numbers of [[spoiler:Lugovalian vanguard fleet: around 100,000]]. It goes FromBadToWorse when they learn the true number of [[spoiler:the whole fleet: at least 1 million]].
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Appears quite a bit in early game, then disappears for a long time...[[spoiler:they're the Overlords]].
* OptionalPartyMember: Everyone in the Guild part of the spaceport, and a Bartender (who is actually a better mechanic than Chef). Arguably, 50% or more are optional party members.
* OrderVersusChaos: [[spoiler: The war against Lugovalos is partly fought because, while Lugovalos is not evil and has many good points, one of the first things to go under their rule is freedom of navigation and the right to live as an independent Zero-G Dog. Yuri and the Large Magellanic Cloud nations are fighting to protect that way of life, as well as the independence of their nations, and in Yuri's case, personal revenge.]]
* PardonMyKlingon: "Grus" is used as a catchall swearword, meaning everything from "shit" to "hell", although the characters still use "damn" and "ass" liberally.
** PrecisionFStrike:
*** Before her death, [[spoiler:Katida]] used the word "hell" instead of "Grus".
---> [[spoiler:'''Katida:''']] Damn! Damn it all to hell!
*** After a melee battle against [[spoiler:Lugovalos]] officers, [[OfficerAndAGentleman Dietrich]] uses the word "Grus" while commenting on their strength.[[note]]To put it in terms of gameplay: this is a party of ''fifty common soldiers'' with a combat stat around 100. Assuming you're not in NewGamePlus and not into LevelGrinding that much, the combat stat of your specially chosen security chiefs should be around 120 at this point.[[/note]] This is the only time he actually says anything close to a swearword.
---> '''Dietrich:''' I mean, good Grus, those are some amazing specimens!
* ParentalAbandonment: Most of the "young" characters' parents are already dead, and the rest are never mentioned. [[spoiler:Turns out in Yuri and Kira's case, they have ''no'' parents in the first place...]]
* PeopleJars: Rubriko's spare bodies.
* PerfectPacifistPeople: One such civilization is met by the flagship bearing GalacticConqueror Emperor Taranis of Lugovalos, greeting his declaration of impending conquest amicably yet professing that they have no desire for war. [[KillSat He genocides them on the spot]]. The Lugovalos are usually happy to absorb most conquered civilizations into their own without excessive tyranny, but Taranis sees no worth whatsoever in people who forgot how to defend themselves.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: [[spoiler:Nia and Eremon]] apparently used to have this dynamic. Until ''it'' happened...
* PointOfNoReturn: Plenty of them. Unless you don't care about completion that much, it's best to get everything available in each chapter as soon as possible.
* PortalNetwork: Void gates.
* PrincessForADay: Nia disguises herself as an important figure from Lanco Warship Manufacturing at one point. [[spoiler:And turns out she WAS a princess...]]
* ThePromise: Yuri regarding Katida's insistence to travel with him. [[spoiler:And boy does it affect her so much later...]]
* PutOnABus: A few characters receive this before the end of Act 1.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler:Taranis and Valantin's ultimate plan. Probably successfully carried out in the end.]]
* RagtagBunchofMisfits: Your crew, lampshaded several times throughout the game.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Subverted. [[spoiler:Novikov tried to ram his ship into Lugovalian flagship as Elgavan fleet is being destroyed. Eremon only felt a slight bump. Also, Eremon tried to ram your ship after losing the second fight, only to bank left at the last second, scraping your ship.]]
** [[spoiler: Played with when Emperor Taranis rammed the Dyson Sphere at the end of the game, from which his ship weapons could finally do some serious damage.]]
* RandomEncounters: For extra fun, the game allows you to set the encounter rate to "High".
* RapePillageAndBurn: Novgorod Pirates loves to do this (on the first two, at least). Ditto for other pirate groups.
* RealityIsOutToLunch: The Flux.
* RealityWarper:
** [[spoiler:All the observers, and possibly the trackers, but only in The Flux.]]
** [[spoiler:The Overlords, with unclear limitations.]]
* RecycledInSpace: The Magellanic Clouds' military dynamics are more-or-less directly transplanted from the navies of WorldWarII.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Arguably, [[spoiler:Ensign Delis]].
* ReluctantMadScientist: Minas, also has a skill of the same name (minus the "reluctant" part, of course). Leo is a Reluctant Mad Engineer.
* TheRepublic: Regeinland, which is one of the more technologically advanced nation in LMC (only rivaled by Zenito and Nacio) and not in friendly terms with Libertas, the nation that is closest to TheFederation trope in the game.
* RetGone: In general, anyone who wanders into The Flux (see NonStandardGameOver). [[spoiler:Kira after she tried to hack into the Overlord's system. Yuri reverts this in the end.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Galkin, Zakhar.]]
* TheRival: Cico seems to think he's this for Yuri. Yuri, for his part, never expresses any strong competitive feelings about anyone.
* RobotGirl: Dr. Minas modified a broken HELP android into a combat droid with female appearance, 4000 degree Kelvin cutting blades for hands, and [[EyeBeams eye lasers]].
** But he didn't change the personality. Apparently he needs a ''good'' reason for that one.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Visani brothers. Also Princess Glorinda.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Torlo is said to have been a bully when he was younger, and the first thing he does when you meet him is try to steal your [[BlackBox Epitaph]].
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In full effect here. The backwater colony that is Yuri's homeplanet and is only 40 years old? Over a billion people. Some planets have several TRILLION people on them. Fleets of the nations are disproportionately small (Elgava only has total of 50000 ships) for nations spanning the greater part of entire galaxies with these massive populations, and all ships have crew counts that are also really small.
** Relative numbers also suffer from this. Lugovalos is shown having a total military force about 4 times greater than that of the LMC, but the SMC and LMC are puny, puny dwarf galaxies, and Lugovalos is supposed to control multiple galaxies. Even if Lugovalos only controlled half the Milky Way, they should easily have the resources to put together a battle fleet thousands of times larger than what the combined strength of both the LMC and SMC would have been able to produce.
** It also makes little sense for the [[spoiler:first human colony ship to arrive in the LMC to have been launched from Earth itself, an important plot point]]. One would not expect colonization of the LMC to begin until the Milky Way itself had already been substantially colonized, and the initial exploration of the LMC would much more likely have been initiated from somewhere else in the Milky Way.
** The [[spoiler: Solar System]] is about the same size as a mid-sized sector, many of which are stated to have more than one star system.
* ScreenShake: Your ship's bridge will shake on the lower screen whenever your flagship takes a hit in combat.
* SelectiveCondemnation: Literally billions of faceless crewmen and planet-bound civilians will die in this game, but sympathy is only ever given to characters with NominalImportance.
* SelfImposedChallenge: The game has pretty good potential for various self-imposed challenges. For example, not using fighters at all.
* ShipTease: Bastian and Nia have two brief moments near the end of Act 1... [[spoiler:and brutally sunk following their deaths]]. Also, between Yuri and Princess Glorinda.
* ShipSinking: [[spoiler:Yuri[=/=]Nia at the end of Act 1.]]
* ShirtlessScene: How Lord Roth first appears in the game.
* ShootOutTheLock: Celina does this when she and Nia are imprisoned in Skantzoura. Except replace "shoot" with "blast with nitro string".
* ShoutOut: Look at the designs of the ships, and especially Corsair with it's [[WaveMotionGun High Stream Blaster]] and wet navy-esque outline, listen to pre-attack chatter, look at naval tactics in general, remember that most of the game takes place in Large Magellanic Cloud. Suddenly you realize that entire game is one large shout out to SpaceBattleshipYamato.
* ShowWithinAShow: Anchjo's comic and animated series, "Galactic Yuri". Unfortunately, we never get to see them.
* SiliconBasedLife: Shows up in minor event that opens Nerissa's recruitment.
* SkeletonGovernment: Demid Panfilov knows Yuri ''personally'', despite being the governor of a planet with over a billion people.
* SlasherSmile: Teodoro's character portrait.
* SorryThatImDying: [[spoiler:Said by Dietrich to Yuri after he fires off the exalaser cannon.]]
* SquishyWizard: For a battleship, Absoluta-class has rather low durability compared to other LMC battleships such as Agrell-class, but if you set it as your flagship, it will increase the dodge rate and accuracy of ''your entire fleet''. Also doubles as GlassCannon depending on the setup.
* SpaceFighter
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Sea of Stars, anyone? (Fighters, however, are aircraft, to the point that point-defense weapons are referred to as ''anti-air'' guns.)
* SpaceIsNoisy
* SpacePirates
* SpannerInTheWorks: Put it basically, [[spoiler:the only reason the universe survived is because Kira sacrificed her existence to hack into Overlord system, which managed to gather some extremely important information regarding how to save the universe. Of course, the Overlords never expect this, even their RetGone of Kira doesn't work as it should be, since Yuri can remember, after all]].
* StandardSciFiFleet
* StarCrossedLovers: Ursula and Merril. Merril simply doesn't have the status or fame to be allowed to court Ursula, [[spoiler: so he asks for a command of his own so he can get a great victory and be allowed to marry her. It gets him killed.]]
* StarKilling: [[spoiler: Bastian uses the exalaser cannon to blow up a star, triggering a supernova that annihilates both his ship and the enemy fleet. Ten years later, Dietrich pulls the same action.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: During the "gorilla lady" event, Yuri, Torlo, AND Ian have this line of thought as their reaction.
--> (She really is a gorilla lady!)
* StupidSacrifice:[[spoiler: Nia's attempt to kill Eremon was entirely unnecessry, as he was aboard a ship that was crippled and about to blow up in a star system that was about to be obliterated by a supernova. On top of that, she somehow failed, and Eremon survived where hundreds of thousands of others died. Well done, Princess.]]
* SummonBiggerFish:
** When invading Spetses Sector, [[spoiler: Yuri and Cico lure Valantin into a fight with the Spetses sector fleet. Valantin knows full well what's going on, but he admires Yuri's spunk and lets himself be lured.]]
** [[spoiler:Yuri lures Miles' fleet into where Desmond Gate will appear.]]
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: "Dodge" makes a mockery of the powerful "[[MoreDakka Barrage]]" and Special attacks, but takes double damage from the relatively wimpy "normal" attack. Also: Melee battles.
* TagalongKid / TokenMiniMoe: The Garner Twins.
* TakeYourTime: Averted in at least two occasions, sort of. You have to travel through the shortest distance possible to avoid getting caught.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The Schneizer brothers.
* TeenGenius: Ian, Phyllis, Franny, and Alik in Act 2.
* TechnoBabble: Up the wazzo during combat and maneuvering. Minas often confuses non-scientist characters with this.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The only [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_QaKgH3f-0 vocal song]] in the game plays when you face [[spoiler:Eremon]] for the second time. Prepare for a burst of HeroicResolve especially since [[spoiler:he killed Nia]]!!!
* {{Tomboy}}: Nerissa.
* TimeSkip: A ten year one happens between parts 1 and 2.
* TookALevelInBadass: Lots of characters did this in the TimeSkip.
** Lampshaded by Nikitas when he sees Yuri:
--> '''Nikitas:''' Wow, you really grew into some kind of badass, didn't you?
* TrailersAlwaysLie / TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The four animated trailers (including the one that is used as the opening in the game) spoiled plenty of the plot points, major or minor (such as [[spoiler:Kira gets erased from existence]] and Yuri's crew storming pirates' base). However, some of them don't appear as how they happen in the game (eg. Celina destroys Kreios' base with her ship's laser accelerator, while in the game she crashes her mobile base), with some characters take different roles (such as Balik being the leader of Kreios pirates and [[spoiler:Valantin as the captain of the Elite Phage and is responsible for Kira's erasure]]).
* {{Transhuman}}: The Zenito are only borderline human, since their technology links them into a HiveMind.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: The battle system.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Make. It. STOP!!!
* TryNotToDie: [[spoiler:During the climatic battle against Lugovalos, Yuri asks Dietrich not to "take unnecessary risks" before the latter stays behind to stall the enemy fleet. [[HeroicSacrifice Dietrich is unable]] [[TearJerker to fulfill his request]].]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Tatiana to Torlo, although she stops acting in that way in Act 2 [[spoiler:(they actually get married later in the game)]]. Ian is a male example.
* {{Two-D Space}}: Gameplay-wise it's only One-D, but in cutscenes battles are portrayed in Two-D.
* UniversalUniverseTime
* UnwantedHarem: Yuri has one, apparently.
* UnwinnableByMistake: See GameBreakingBug entry above. Also, it is possible for the battle against Miles' fleet not to occur at all if you don't follow the right travel pattern, which brings up the usual "Depart" screen in the final stop instead of the [[spoiler:Desmond Gate's appearance]].Incidentally, if you take more than 5 stops but don't stop at the 5th, you are informed that you have missed the event, leaving you to be presumably blasted into cosmic dust after a mission failed message and non standard gameover.
** Also against a boss in the Magellanic Stream that uses Aeriel mines, if you don't happen to have some form of anti air capacity on board, the fight is unwinnable since he is too far away to shoot and the mines will continue to trap you and whittle you away indefinitely.
* UnwittingPawn: Gino serves as this for his father, Zanetti.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Not as extreme as with other games since the only way to lose a ship permanently is to sell it. Still, when you are at that screen when that same ship was named, built, and customized by you, saw you through several chapters, and was even how Yuri was addressed during that time (Yuri, captain of the [insert name])...sometimes it is just easier to grind the extra hours to earn the money another way.
** Character recruitments (or at least, the routes you take) can qualify as well, since some of them will prevent other characters from nasty fates.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first boss, Panvilov, is this for some people.
* WallSlump: [[spoiler:Nia]] at the end of Act 1.
* WarriorPrince: Teodoro, [[spoiler:Cico]].
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: If your flagship is destroyed, it's a Game Over.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Several characters appear in the story briefly only to be killed the next time they appear onscreen. [[spoiler:Bastian]] is probably the most glaring example.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Taranis goes on conquering rampage to gather the forces to resist the Overlords, Bogd created the Adis religion to prevent humans from fulfilling its job or else it will result in the destruction of the universe.]]
* WhamEpisode: Following [[spoiler:Kira's erasure]] in Act 2, the story becomes much more depressing.
* WhatTheHellHero: Yuri has this attitude toward LMC nations for their lack of action regarding [[spoiler:Lugovalos]].
* WorthyOpponent: Probably Cico and Yuri.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: A lot of crew members are picked up in spaceport pubs.
* YouFailPhysicsForever: There's a mineral that gives off an EMP when "in the presence of laser light". You would have to actually hit the mineral withe the laser, but the quest just has you firing a laser randomly into an asteroid field. And changing a weapons-grade laser blast into an omnidirectional magnetic field-with a ''rock'', no less- is ''impossible.''
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And green, and white...
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Cico in Yuri's case:
--> '''Cico:''' Hey, you! Yeah, you with the white top!
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Possibly the Observers and Trackers. At least in Kira's case, she comes to existence soon after Yuri leaves his home planet.]]
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