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Video Game: Advanced Variable Geo

Advanced Variable Geo (or Advanced V.G. as officially shortened) is a duology of console Fighting Games by the company Technical Group Laboratory (TGL). The general premise, where in the future a grand championship tournament called Variable Geo is held annually to determine who is the strongest waitress in the world, derives from a series of H-Games. This page is for the Bleached Underpants console games only.

The first Advanced Variable Geo was a quasi-remake of the original Variable Geo H-Game, with the H-scenes removed. It was released for the PC Engine (1994), Super Famicom (1995, as Super Variable Geo, with the story mode removed), PlayStation (1996) and Sega Saturn (1997; the H-scenes were restored to this last version in a Boldlerised state). It introduced the series' overarching plot in which the waitresses, especially Yuka and Reimi, are being manipulated from behind the scenes by Reimi's mother Miranda, who is using them all as test subjects in order to grow herself the ultimate fighting machine.

Advanced Variable Geo 2, released for the PlayStation in 1998, focuses on the new character Tamao Mitsurugi, a Hero-Worshipper who wants to be just like Yuka, her idol. She winds up befriending many of Yuka's old rivals, and finds out that Yuka has been suffering from extreme self doubt after watching K-1 and K-2 getting offed by their boss due to their failure to defeat her in the previous tournament. After re-igniting Yuka's fighting spirit and overcoming Miranda's Psycho for Hire, Saki Shinjou, Tamao and Yuka are pitted against Miranda's latest Gattaca Babies, the Material twins, after which Tamao beats Miranda herself and the Advanced V.G. saga climaxes with everybody coming together to create a Spirit Bomb that finishes off Miranda for good.

The plot of these games was loosely adapted for the Variable Geo OVA.

These games provide examples of:

  • Action Girl: Everybody.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Practically half the cast prior to their befriending, although Reimi was by far the most arrogant.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Kaori Yanase uses data gathered from her fights in order to develop her training regimen.
  • Berserk Button: For Jun, it's her old nickname of "Bonecrusher"; although prior to Advanced V.G. 2, she also had an extreme distaste for Americans. For Erina, it's people who discriminate against her because she is American.
  • Bokukko: Yuka fits this trope in the masculine pronoun department, however Jun fits this trope in both the masculine pronoun, tomboyish appearance and personality departments.
  • Brand X: Just about every restaurant featured in the games is a Shout-Out to one that exists/existed in Real Life Japan. Hanna Miller's is based on Anna Miller's, Bikkuri Monkey is based on Bikkuri Donkey, The Rival is based on The Royal, Skalark is based on Skylark, Fushiya is based on the Fujiya Confectionary, etc.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Manami Kusunoki, who despite being 16 years old, still throws tantrums like a child half her age.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Reimi, whose father Souichirou is Japanese, and mother Miranda is American.
  • Cat Fight: The series is about a tournament for combat waitresses. While there's no actual Clothing Damage in-game, the loser of each match is always depicted with their uniform torn to varying degrees, their hair mussed, and their faces are usually covered in scratch marks.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Ayako. She appears to be nothing more than a party girl who likes to get close to the ladies, until it's revealed she devotes a lot of her time to charity work, and she makes a hobby of drawing out would-be rapists and stalkers and then beating them up.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Miranda Jahana, until her husband and daughter decide to lock her out of the company forever.
  • Dance Battler: Ayako Yuuki, whose movements became more and more dance-like as the series went.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Generally, the girls fighting in the tournaments become good friends with each other over the course of the story.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Ultimately, Reimi Jahana. She started out as a Rich Bitch Ojou Rival, but eventually warmed up to to Yuka and company.
  • Designer Babies: The Hybrids created by Miranda (K-1, K-2, and the twin Material units).
  • Deuteragonist:
    • As the heiress of The Jahana Corporation, Reimi serves as both the deuteragonist and as Yuka's primary rival. After being defeated by Yuka, she aids her putting an end to her mother, Miranda's, ambitions.
    • Tamao takes over the role in the second game, relagating Reimi to the position of tritagonist. She helps rekindle Yuka's fighting spirit by making her see that she wasn't to blame for the deaths of K-1 and K-2, in the previous tournament. They have a friendly match afterward, which Tamao wins, before moving on to face Miranda.
  • Disney Death / No One Could Survive That: In the ending to Advanced V.G. 2, Chiho is shot at point blank by Miranda, and then tells the rest of her True Companions to blow up the plane she and Miranda are in with a Spirit Bomb. Everyone thinks she bit the dust until she turns up at her own funeral.
  • Ditto Fighter: Tamao Mitsurugi, who based her whole fighting style on moves copied from Yuka.
  • Dummied Out: Hidden beneath the datafiles of Advanced V.G. 2 are unused sprites of Ayako, Satomi, Jun, Kaori, and Manami sporting and posing in swimsuit bikinis. It's unknown whether these were meant for some special winposes or extra fanservice.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Just about everybody except Yuka, Manami, and Tamao have extremely dark or messed up pasts.
  • Eagleland: In an unusual case, Erina Goldsmith is a pureblooded American raised in Japan.
  • Evil Matriarch: Miranda, natch.
  • Excuse Plot: The first two games.
  • Extremity Extremist: Kaori, who as a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do, only ever uses kicks.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: Pretty much everybody.

soraFighting GameAggressors Of Dark Kombat
ValisSuper Nintendo Entertainment SystemTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
R-TypeTurbo Grafx- 16 Asuka 120%
    Sega SaturnAfter Burner
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