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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 and Harold, 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. Reala also has a moment with Kyle when he [[spoiler: turns his back on being a hero to try to save her.]]
* TheAtoner: Both [[spoiler: Loni and Judas]], for different reasons.
* 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.)
** Judas's Majin Rengokusatsu is also subject to this, considering it can also fail (Though you get a slightly different monologue if it does, and it still will do quite a bit of damage, so it's not completely wasted).
* 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!"
* BadassInDistress: Happens to everyone save Reala in the [[LotusEaterMachine Illusion World]] arc.
* BadFuture: Nanaly hails from one.
* BagOfSpilling: Only comes into play with [[spoiler: Leon]], and to be fair he's been [[spoiler: dead for a while.]] Subverted in that he still has [[spoiler: Chaltier, but using him would reveal his identity.]]
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: How [[spoiler:Barbatos]] meets his end, claiming that he didn't lose to the party, but to himself.
* BigDamnHeroes: There are quite a few of these moments in the game.
* BloodKnight: Barbatos.
* BreastPlate: Nanaly.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Judas]], although it is later hinted that Kyle has some lingering memory of [[spoiler:him, and Stahn has his mask]]. 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.
* CorruptChurch: [[spoiler: Unlike most Tales games featuring a church, this one isn't actually evil. It's mostly Fortuna being crazy that's the problem.]]
* 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.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Elraine tries to force Judas into this by trapping him in a PsychologicalTormentZone.]] It doesn't work.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Barbatos.]]
* DualWielding: Judas.
* DuelingMessiahs: [[spoiler: Reala and Elraine, both saints of Fortuna trying to find the best way to guide humanity into happiness.]]
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: [[spoiler: 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.
* ForWantOfANail: An alternate timeline is created when [[spoiler: Belcrant fires a direct hit on Radisol, killing all the Swordian masters and Harold Berselius before they could invade Dycroft.]] Phandaria is utterly devastated as result, and the Er'thers only survive because of Elraine's intervention... Resulting in three {{Brainwashed}} [[TerminallyDependentSociety Terminally Dependent Societies]] being all that's left of humanity in general 1000 years later.
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: Occurs in the BadFuture that Nanaly comes from. People the world over willingly trade in their aspirations to live under [[spoiler: Elraine's]] thumb, because she gives them everything they need. In the AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: Elraine]] pumps this up into a TerminallyDependentSociety.
* HandsomeLech: Loni adheres to this trope slightly, being the only guy who ''dreams'' about flirting.
* HappyPlace: The Illusion Worlds, barring Judas's.
* 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. All are [[HappyPlace happy places]] except Judas's, which is designed to drive him past the DespairEventHorizon by [[spoiler: making him relive his betrayal and death for eternity unless he agrees to serve Fortuna.]]
* 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". [[spoiler: He's Leon Magnus, BackFromTheDead.]]
* MindRape: Attempted on [[spoiler: Judas]], though he resists long enough for a BigDamnHeroes moment to save him.
* {{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.
* NoodlePeople: The art style of the official game art. The actual sprites used in game, however, have more normal proportions, for the most part.
* 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.
* PlotHole: A small one, but when Harold [[spoiler: brings the Swordians out to use as a power source for TimeTravel,]] Berselius is among them. The whole first game's plot hinges on that sword having been left in the ruins of Dycroft as a tribute to Karell Berselius. [[spoiler: Seeing as the end of the game retcons the whole story, this might not be too much of a problem, but it's still a bit jarring to see after a scene telling people [[AesopAmnesia not to meddle with the past.]]]]
* 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 [[ThePowerOfFriendship bonds of friendship made during the game]].
* PsychologicalTormentZone: Judas's [[LotusEaterMachine Illusion World.]]
* 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. Judas may also have survived]].
* RetCon: The whole point of [[spoiler: Elraine changing the past, to make herself appear even more like TheMessiah and remove resistance to Fortuna's will.]]
* 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 and is [[BlatantLies worthy of being a hero]]. 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.]] Maybe.
* SadisticChoice: Kyle had to choose between keeping the world enslaved to fate or killing the girl he loves.
** In his LotusEaterMachine, Judas had to choose between submitting to Fortuna's will and betraying his new friends [[DealWithTheDevil (in exchange for a place in history as a hero)]], or being forced to relive [[spoiler: betraying his old ones and drowning]] forever. [[spoiler: He chooses the latter, but is fortunately saved from having to go through with it.]]
** Harold also has to choose between [[FriendOrIdolDecision saving the timeline and letting her brother die, or saving her brother and altering the timeline]], as well as letting Barbatos activate Belcrant. She chooses the timeline, and her brother dies in her arms.
* 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.]]
** MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: [[spoiler: The second half of the game revolves around trying to retcon this after Elraine changed history.]]
* TimeTravel
* TimedMission: There's a few throughout the main quest, usually with a 10:00 time limit.
* TomboyishName: Harold 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.
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: All the Illusion Worlds serve to show this.
* 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 and Harold both.
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