troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Funny: Tales of Graces
  • The entire Rockgagong segment is this. Basically, your party is attacked by a giant Godzilla-sized monster that has been running amok in Strahta, and the screen suddenly goes black. The party regains consciousness to find that they are in its stomach. The party then seriously discusses the possibility that their only escape is through the Rockgagong's butt. Not really. While Cheria's very understandable revulsion at the idea is amusing, it's Asbel's tired acceptance that really steals the show.
    • "It probably takes rocks and ga-gongs people with them!"
  • A few of the after battle quotes.
    Malik: ...right into next week!
    Sophie: I've traveled back in time from next week. Please stop throwing monsters at us.
    • There's also the Running Gag of Asbel trying to get the group to simultaneously call out "We are... awesome!". Barring one exception, the rest of the team messes it up every time, occasionally on purpose. The most notable example is when Hubert, Malik, and Richard all decide to list their full names and rather extensive list of titles. At the same time. Asbel is pissed.
    • The Best one is with Asbel, Cheria, and Sophie all doing the chant in perfect unison.... And Hubert desperately looking for his glasses on the ground and yelling at them not to move so they don't step on them.
    "STOP! STOP! You'll step on them!"
    • Another example of the failed "We are..." chant:
      Asbel: We are...
      Cheria: Awesome!
      Pascal: Unbeatable!
      Sophie: Amazing!
      Asbel: (sulking) ...aaaaand unable to coordinate.
    • Pascal injects much humor into many of the group victory skits. Exhibit A:
      Pascal: Sometimes, I get so lost in serious thought.
      Cheria: About what?
      Pascal: About how I can think more seriously about things.
      Cheria: Oh, brother...
    • Exhibit B:
      Cheria: Pascal looks like she's in deep thought.
      Sophie: She said she's wondering if she should eat 10 banana cakes or 12.
      Cheria: (Looks ready to facepalm) I see.
    • Exhibit C:
      Sophie: Pascal? What's an airhead?
      Pascal: Someone who's so smart, they can control air with their mind!
      Sophie: Wow! You're amazing!
    • Exhibit D:
      Richard: Sometimes I envy you, Pascal.
      Pascal: (shocked) Your Majesty! I had no idea!
      Richard: (Pascal offers him her staff) Uh... I didn't mean I wanted your staff.
    • Exhibit E:
      Hubert: Things seem rust between Asbel and Cheria.
      Pascal: I know! It's like they have sand paper between them or something!
      Hubert: That's not it at all!
    • Exhbiit F: The variation of the "We are awesome!" post battle quote where Pascal pops up in front of the screen when the others say "Awesome!" all at once, and Pascal just says her name.
    • Pretty much ALL of Sophie's post-battle Literal-Minded moments count, too.
      Hubert: Know your place!
      Sophie: Were they lost?
      Hubert: No... that's... not what I meant.
    • And again:
      Hubert: Over in a flash!
      Sophie: How long is a flash?
      Asbel: It's less than a second.
      Sophie: Why is he [Hubert] lying?
      Hubert: These... insufferable...!
    • One more:
    Sophie: "Hubert, Why do you wear glasses?"
    Hubert: "Because my eyes are bad."
    Sophie: "What, are they dangerous?"
    Hubert: "Somebody save me..."
    • And yet another:
    Sophie: "You're strong, Asbel."
    Asbel: "Not at all!"
    Malik: "You're really coming into your own!"
    Sophie: (To Malik) "He doesn't agree."
    Asbel: "Oooh..."
  • Hubert's strong dislike for Cheria's short skirt. It's so distracting in battle! Strangely enough, he doesn't scolded for saying such a thing.
  • Speaking of Hubert, his attempt to tell Pascal that he's in love with her. He tells her, point blank, that "my every waking thought is consumed by you." Pascal, who is completely oblivious, thinks Hubert means he'll be embarrassed if she doesn't take a bath. His dejected slinking away is equal parts sad and hilarious.
    • Malik constantly trolling Hubert about his forced engagement to the president's daughter is pretty funny, too.
    • Speaking of Hubert and marriage, the event in the future arc that happens in Oswell's manor also features one. While Hubert, Malik, and Richard discuss how Hubert could get out of marriage with the president's daughter, Asbel spends the entire conversation wondering who Hubert likes until he finally gets it at the end.
      Asbel: Holy Crap!
      Malik: I think your brother has finally figured it out.
    • Malik trolling Hubert again, with an added dash of Getting Crap Past the Radar:
      Hubert: (as Pascal goes off to fiddle with some levers in a dungeon.) I'm resigned to the fact that Pascal's messing around will bring us to some sort of painful finish.
      Malik: Hubert! You want Pascal's messing around to bring you to a painful finish?
      Hubert: What?! That's...I didn't say that!
      Malik: Hey, maybe she's into that sort of thing. Who am I to judge?
  • A skit in the second half of f has Hubert and Malik discussing marriage. Cheria is listening in the background, changing expressions based on what they say. She even imagines her and Asbel getting married, which the other characters snap her out of, forcing her to awkwardly backpedal.
  • The play they have to do in particular. Hubert is forced to be the evil queen, Pascal is literally a talking-mirror prop, and Malik didn't have any other choice but to be using a dwarf puppet on his hand and pretend to be the character even if he was holding the dwarf quite high from the floor.
    • Oh, and Asbel and Cheria fake to be kissing in front of the pleased public. While they're holding their positions close to each other, Malik casually looks over his shoulder and kicks Asbel on his butt, pushing him down enough to kiss Cheria by accident.
      • And at the end, it turns out Malik's performance was incredible for being a support character. Of course he pretends about not knowing what was wrong with the lovebirds.
    • Can we just reiterate Hubert as the evil queen? Especially since he starts out as unenthusiastic as you would expect, until someone in the crowd starts to recognize him. At which point he decides "If it's an evil queen they want, then an evil queen they shall have!" and goes full-blown Large Ham complete with squeaky girly voice. The guy decides no Lieutenant of Strahta would ever embarrass himself like that.
  • Pascal's Fever Dream/Dream Strikers. Especially her 2nd version of the attack with Sophie and Mecha-Sophie's salute.
  • Malik and Richard discussing what would happen if Malik hit on Cheria.
    • Elaboration: Richard tells Malik to play-act with him as if he's asking Cheria out (in order to get Asbel to just reveal how he feels already). Malik tries to Troll Richard into embarrassment, but Richard goes along with it, defeating Malik's attempt.
      Malik: Hey Cheria... wanna make out?
      Richard: (in uncharacteristic high voice) Oh, Captain!
      Malik: Ugh.
  • Richard in general goes whole hog during skits in the f scenario. One in particular is the skit Gentlemanly Behavior, which includes a shout-out to Excalibur.
  • The events of the Beach Resort. Long story short, the group convinces Cheria to try practicing her flirting on guys around the beach so that she might wow Asbel. After one rather disastrous attempt, she tries again, and actually does a decent job on some random guy... that turns out to be Asbel. Cheria is mortified.
    • The title Cheria gets from this? Alluring Temptress. And said title contains her Lv 3 Mystic Arte. Yes, Ceria learns her ultimate attack from a Beach Episode.
  • Also at the Beach Resort, the skit triggered after making the Discovery of the Sunscreen Rangers toys, in-universe Sentai expies which reveals that Hubert is a closet fanboy to the player but not to the rest of the cast... though Sophie does witness his own private geek-gasm over them, leaving him trying to come up with some sort of excuse.
    • Even more amusingly, Hubert uses Malik's initial appraisal of the toys as part of his excuse (Malik originally thought they were scale models of something from Strahta's military).
  • Malik Beam. A Blast Caliber that has Malik shooting a blast of energy out of his back.
    • Let's not forget his Blast Caliber with the ridiculous long title.
  • Pascal thinking she can move Lambda from Asbel into Mecha-Asbel. What does he say?
    Asbel: How about it, Lambda?
    Lambda: Impossible.
    Asbel: He says "No".
  • The sidequest involving a masochistic pyromaniac kid reuniting with his Lethal Chef sister with a continuously growing chef's hat and abusive blacksmith brother with an afro. It's like a huge Big Lipped Alligator Moment when they're involved.
  • During a post-battle moment in the Updated Re-release, it's commented upon how Sophie loves to eat crablettes (basically an omelette or cake made with crab and eggs). When Pascal suggests that Richard, being the prince, eats "royal crablettes" every day, Sophie effectively turns into a zombie, chanting with a Creepy Monotone for Richard to give her the "royal crablettes" which naturally freaks him out and causes him to back off with her in pursuit. Pascal just sits back with a contented smirk on her face.
  • "I am... the MASK OF BARONA." ...And basically anything related to that phrase. Look it up.
  • There is a downloadable skit in which Sophie mentions that she recently learned all about Christmas from Malik, and then proceeds to tell that gang about Santa Claus... who she has been led to believe is a man who carries an axe and wanders through the night on Christmas Eve, chopping down the chimney's of houses. Cue a cut-in of Malik dressed as Santa, beard, sack, and all, holding an axe and having the expression of some sadistic murderer. Note that Malik regularly tells outlandish tales to the naive Sophie and this seems like his regular behavior, so the skit is made even funnier when Malik claims that he heard the story from Richard.
  • As mentioned above, Malik has a long history of telling Sophie absolutely ridiculous things with a totally straight face. As an example, during a trip through the Strahtan desert, Pascal becomes so overheated that she can only mumble and Cheria is forced to interpret for her. Once they reach a cooler area, Pascal is suddenly back to her normal vibrant self. Malik's theory? Pascal is in fact a rare breed of fish. Sophie is intrigued, and Malik decides they will have to search Pascal for gills.
  • Whenever Hubert shows his geekiness, including one skit where Sophie catches him acting particularly so.
  • Young Asbel vows revenge upon a door. Adult Asbel gets his vengence. Brick Jokes are fun. (And, for once, Sophie didn't have to help!)
  • Having the party in their swimsuit costumes in any serious situation, or in the snowy Fendel region.
  • Asbel is awarded with the Honorary Knight title, which, after everyone's explanations, Pascal realizes is nothing more than "a royal pat on the head."
  • "King Richard fruit snacks"
  • "No matter what happens... you must not play I Spy. ... Ha ha! I got you!"
  • This might be the first game in history where one of the funniest things is the menu. From the exceptionally weird things you can dualize (The Origin of The Species? The Arc of the Covenant? Where do we even carry twelve fancy desks?) to the extremely curious inn requests (pretty sure there's one where a man who asks for a lace frill... for his wife, of course) to the ongoing saga of a girl meeting a guy, finding out he's cheating, breaking up with him, etcetera, as detailed by the descriptions on Cheria's hair ribbons, to surprisingly handy cooking tips (tap an apple with your finger, and if it sounds hollow, it's ripe!) to simply outright snarky descriptions, like the one for a kind of poisonous fang - "it's so poisonous, it could kill you, bring you back to life, and kill you again." Several fans like to joke that Jade Curtiss wrote the menu.
  • Some of the more out-of-the-way skits can be humorous, mostly because the group is likely to lampshade them. For instance, one skit has Sophie and Pascal stopping to brush their teeth, apparently because Cheria complained that they need to do so more often, only for Cheria and Asbel to yell at them for wasting time because, whoops, they're currently being chased by some Fendelian guards!
  • The Mask of Barona Returns
  • This coupled with a dash of Fridge Brilliance and Mythology Gag for any of the Rank 7 dualizing qualities. They're all basically named after previous Tales characters and provide you with relevant bonuses. For example, the Lukerrific quality will halve all damage to human enemies. The best ones are Guyabulous, which will petrify you if you're attacked by a girl, and Barbatosan, which ensures you will use NOOOOOO. ITEMS. EVERRRRRR!!!!!
  • The Mask of Barona Strikes Back. Why? Because after Pascal puts goggles on and pins a clothespin on her nose, Sophie decides she looks like Hubert.
    Pascal: *imitating Hubert's voice, complete with chibi cut-in* Dear Brother, how long must you persist in behaving in such an inappropriate fashion?
    Malik: Riiiiiight...
    Sophie: Riiiiiight.
  • "Peaches look like little butts. Especially Cheria's..."
    • "Okaaay! (drags Sophie away) That's enough of that!"
  • From NPCs after you first meet the Beastmaster:
    Child: Moooom! I want one of thosee spinning, twirling girls!
    Mother: Oh, don't be silly! ...you'd never take it for walks.
  • Skits that poke fun at how the party is one big family.
  • Lambda's speech to Cheria before they go to Fodra's Core basically amounts to "He's (Asbel) is an idiot. Make sure he doesn't get himself killed."
Tales of the AbyssFunny/Video GamesTales of Legendia

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
27227
33