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''Tales of Destiny 2'' (not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' [[note]]When ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' was originally released in America, it was called "Tales of Destiny II" because the word "Eternia" was trademarked by the ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' franchise.[[/note]]) is the fourth title in Namco's ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' and a direct sequel to ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.

The game picks up eighteen years after the first game ended and tells the story of Kyle Dunamis, son of Stahn. Having grown up on tales of how his parents saved the world, he's absolutely convinced that it's his destiny to follow in their footsteps and become a hero. Thus, as soon as he's of age he goes on a grand journey around the world looking for adventure, and happens to stumble across a MysteriousWaif and an epic quest involving TimeTravel and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong Setting Right What Once Went Wrong]]. During his travels, he picks up his own band of misfits:

* '''Reala''': The MysteriousWaif that Kyle finds. She emerges from a giant Lens and is looking for a hero to help her. She's Kyle's love interest, the resident WhiteMagicianGirl, and PurityPersonified.
* '''Loni Dunamis''': Kyle's "adoptive brother" who goes with him to keep his hotheaded idiocy in check. A self-proclaimed [[ChivalrousPervert ladies man]] who fights with a halberd.
* '''Judas''': A mysterious DualWielding fencer wearing a [[PaperThinDisguise bone mask]]. The "wise guy" of the team. Despite his attitude, he seems obliged to protect Kyle.
* '''Nanaly Fletch''': An ActionGirl with excellent archery skills. She comes from a BadFuture and joins the party when she is inadvertently sucked into a time portal with them. She runs an orphanage, and has a love-hate relationship with Loni.
* '''Harold Berselius''': The creator of the Swordians. A freaky but good hearted MadScientist who turns out to be female, having chosen the name "Harold" to play a childish prank on historians (who would assume she was male). A powerful spellcaster.

First released in Japan in 2002, ''Tales of Destiny 2'' was the first Tales game on the PS2 (and 6th generation consoles in general), and it [[NoExportForYou did not receive an English version release]]. The game got an UpdatedRerelease on PSP in 2007 which was only released in Japan.

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!!''Tales of Destiny 2'' provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Nanaly, without a doubt.
* AntiMagic: Barbatos is just one big Anti-Everything That Could Help You. If you cast a spell, he counters with a spell of his own (and is invincible during his casting period). If you use an item, he counters with a LimitBreak that is literally called, "Never use items!".
* ArmorPiercingSlap: More like Armor Piercing Bone Crusher. Used by Nanaly on Loni.
* TheAtoner: Judas.
* AxCrazy: Barbatos
* AwesomeButImpractical: There are plenty of spells that can stun enemies with ease, while physical attacks tend to be hampered with other stats to stagger the enemy properly. Counter-intuitively, the spells tend to be fairly unspectacular while the flashy moves come from the physical skills.
** Some of the most memorable mystic artes are the ones used by the melees, especially Loni's 15-Kanji Hi-Ougi, ''Shinten Rekkuu Zankou Senpuu Messai Shinbatsu Kassatsugeki''. (Which itself fits this trope due to its requirements and the fact that it can actually ''fail''. So if you want to use this on a ''boss'', you might as well use it as a finisher.)
* BadassCreed: Judas' Majin Rengokusatsu (Infernal Suffering) monologue.
-->''"Instant miracles are not brought to mix with life now. Time passes... Unite here and rise to the future! Righteous Holy Sword! I cut off the past... Scatter! Majin Rengokusatsu!"''
* BadFuture: Nanaly hails from one.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: How [[spoiler:Barbatos]] meets his end, claiming that he didn't lose to the party, but to himself.
* BloodKnight: Barbatos.
* BreastPlate: Nanaly.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Judas]], although it is later hinted that Kyle has some lingering memory of [[spoiler:him]]. Averted by [[spoiler:Reala]], who [[spoiler:is revived and brought back to the timeline due to Kyle's strong heart]]. Effectively, this actually counts for [[spoiler:Nanaly and Harold]], too, as [[spoiler: The Nanaly Kyle knew was from the future. The Nanaly they could have met in their time would have only been nine years old. In Harold's case, she was from the past as Judas was]].
* ChewingTheScenery: Barbatos takes huge, Man-sized chunks out of every scene he's in.
* CoolBigSis: Nanaly.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When you fight him, Barbatos acts this way and punishes everything you do. This even carries into the spinoff games Barbatos cameos in!
* DeadpanSnarker: Judas.
* TheDragon: Barbatos.
* DualWielding: Judas.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Elraine and Fortuna believe that humans are too weak to take care of each other, and thus they need a more powerful guardian to rule their lives.
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: Occurs in the BadFuture that Nanaly comes from. People the world over willingly trade in their aspirations to live under Elraine's thumb, because she gives them everything they need. In the AlternateTimeline Elraine pumps this up into a TerminallyDependentSociety.
* HandsomeLech: Loni adheres to this trope slightly, being the only guy who ''dreams'' about flirting.
* HeroKiller: Barbatos. And ''how''! His title during his ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' cameo is even "Killer of Heroes".
* HumansAreFlawed: [=ToD2=] portrays its villains as practically being just because they want to compensate for humanity's flaws, and humanity ''is'' flawed. But the game's message is that everyone has to [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]] by overcoming their flaws.
* IdiotHero: Kyle is clearly his father's son.
* {{Kiai}}
--> '''Barbatos:''' ''"BRRRRUUUUUAAAAA!!!!!"''
* KnuckleCracking: Nanaly likes to crack Loni's bones, and at one point cracks her knuckles before delivering the bonecrusher.
* LotusEaterMachine: The Illusion World dreams.
* MadScientist: Harold.
* MarathonBoss: The FinalBoss. Seriously, look at all the videos on Website/YouTube, they often have to be split into multiple parts.
* MaskPower: Judas.
* MeaningfulName: Kyle naming the mysterious swordsman "Judas".
* {{Multishot}}: Nanaly's Mystic Arte, ''Wild Geese'', is a cross between this and MacrossMissileMassacre.
* MysteriousWaif: Reala
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Only in Loni's mind, regarding the tomboyish Nanaly. He often receives a [[ArmorPiercingSlap bone crusher]] in return.
* PaperThinDisguise: Judas' mask: it's become a RunningGag in the TalesSeries of how poorly it functions as a means of concealing your identity. It doesn't help that Judas has an [[Creator/HikaruMidorikawa incredibly distinctive voice]]. (The excuse in-game is that Judas chose the mask not for its face-hiding abilities, but because it's made of dragon bone, which offers excellent physical and magical protection.)
** Though it actually does work as a disguise, due to his discretion. Everyone in-game that would recognize him is either dead or he intentionally avoids.
* ThePowerOfLove: This is what brings [[spoiler:Reala]] BackFromTheDead in the epilogue. It's also implied that [[spoiler:Judas]] is saved from being RetGone through the bonds of friendship made during the game.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Interesting example, as the religion based on the goddess in question isn't a CorruptChurch: they just have a different idea of what the goddess is supposed to be (eg: a good one).
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:The ending. Fortuna is defeated, which erases all of her influence from the timeline, including the events of the game and the existence of Reala and Elraine. The epilogue shows that despite this, the party members still grow up to be pretty much the same people they were during the game, and Reala is reborn due to ThePowerOfLove]].
* RetGone: After Barbatos was defeated in the original timeline, it was judged that his crimes were so great that he was to be completely written out of history. The reason he fights as Elraine's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is to prove to the world he actually does exist. This is also the ultimate fate of [[spoiler:Fortuna, as well as Elraine. Reala... well, she gets better]].
** Thanks to TimeTravel, [[spoiler: Judas does this to himself.]]
* [[spoiler: SadisticChoice: Kyle had to choose between keeping the world enslaved to fate or killing the girl he loves.]]
* SayMyName: '''REAAAALAAAAAAA!'''
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong [[spoiler:During the epilogue, you can take a sidequest where you save Nanaly's brother from death by getting him the medicine he needs to live.]]
* TimeTravel
* TomboyishName: Harold, again.
** To elaborate: she calls herself Harold in order to deceive the history books into believing that the famed genius and creator of the Swordians was male. At least, according to her that was "one of twenty-one reasons" why she did it.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Kyle seemingly forgot the memory of when Barbatos killed Stahn, and it takes a MindScrew about halfway through the game for him to remember the event.]]
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Reala
* YinYangBomb: Judas

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