Video Game / Aquapazza

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Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is a 2013 Fighting Game released for the arcades and PlayStation 3. The "Dream Match" refers to how all the entire cast hail from various Aquaplus titles. It's a Crossover between Utawarerumono, Tears to Tiara, and To Heart, along with a few characters from Kizuato, Routes, Comic Party, and White Album. When a mysterious mind control potion is concocted in an attempt to Take Over the World, everyone has to beat each other back to their senses and stop the Evil Plan before it's too late.

See also The Queen Of Heart, a series of fighting games featuring several characters from visual novels by Aquaplus (Known back then as Leaf), from which Aquapazza can be considered a Spiritual Successor.

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  • Gainaxing: Any of the female characters who are capable of "bouncing" will at one point or another with Karulau being most prominent.
  • Goomba Stomp: Konomi has a super that does this multiple times.
  • Glass Cannon: Multi, who goes down pretty easily if you can deal with her ridiculously good offense.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Despite having a handgun with better range than anyone else except Morgan, Satsuki is just an assist character.
  • The Gunslinger: Satsuki, the only character armed with conventional modern weaponry.
  • Hot-Blooded: Oboro, so much that his combos are flame-based.
  • Hot Springs Ending: At least one on each Story mode.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Given what's causing the problem, pretty much every fight is like this.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Touka, complete with some unusual inputs but effective combos.
  • Idol Singer: Yuki and Rina sing and dance while performing their assists. One of the stages is even a concert.
  • Ill Girl: Oboro's sister, Yuzuha. He gives her a wheelchair from the To Heart world to make it easier for her to get outside in his Story Mode ending.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Multi uses a mop, Yuma uses her bicycle, and Manaka fights with her books.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Of 26 characters (13 playable and 13 support), Arawn, Hakuowlo and Oboro are the only guys, however, the three of them are playable.
  • Jackass Genie: The Yata no Kagami
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Touka certainly thinks so.
  • Ki Attacks: One of Octavia's assist attacks has her fire a large and flashy energy sphere.
  • Killer Rabbit: Ma-ryan and Multi.
  • Lady of War: Octavia, the swordswoman assist character.
  • Lethal Chef: Chizuru. She even claims that her wish in Another Story was to become a better cook.
    • Konomi weaponizes food for one of her Super Arts.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Manaka is a clumsy Book Worm, but those dropped books are deadly if used correctly.
  • Life Meter: A 200% version.
  • Light 'em Up: Riannon's spells, which can be devastating if placed correctly.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Chizuru can rack up damage like nobody's business. One of her specials is even a textbook Speed Blitz. Sasara's shield dashing combos cover a lot of ground and can completely dominate a fight if used well. Hakuowlo's no slouch, either.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Riannon, Morgan, and Satsuki, who rely on spell-casting, arrows, and bullets respectively. And, while not exclusively so, Sasara can play this way with her halberd's long reach and wide swing arc.
  • Magic Knight: Arawn has this play style.
  • Magic Staff: Riannon's Weapon of Choice. Llyr's is more of a magic trident.
  • Mighty Glacier: Arawn is the closet thing the game has to one. He's not very fast, but some of his sword combos hit like a truck.
  • Mind Manipulation: The result from consuming the titular Aquapazza.
  • Neck Snap: Tamaki has a few nasty variations of it, including an anti-air grab and the second half of a super attack.
  • Older Than They Look: Ma-ryan, who supposedly graduated from high school but looks like a child.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Pretty much every character from To Heart seems like one until they start fighting.
  • Out-Gambitted: Ma-Ryan thinks Sasara isn't smart enough to trick her in Sasara's Another Story ending, leading her to get tied up and tickled mercilessly by Sasara after successfully tricking her.
  • Panthera Awesome: One of Hakuowlo's specials summons a gigantic battle tiger.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Hakuowlo and Yu, who fan wind and fire respectively.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Konomi, Multi, and Rathty. Ma-ryan's Meteor Move is much stronger than it has any right to be. Riannon also qualifies, though she's a magic powerhouse instead of a physical one.
  • Playing with Fire: Arawn, Oboro, and Karulau have flame-based specials. Rina, Camyu, and Yu's assist moves are fiery as well.
  • Plucky Girl: Konomi and Yuma.
  • Power Copying: Serika's assist move involved copying and using your opponent's attacks.
  • Power Glows: With pretty much any spell or special, but Riannon's are the flashiest.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Llyr's Weapon of Choice, which has a surprisingly long range and an ice-based summon.
  • The Quiet One: Ulthury. Serika is even quieter.
  • The Red Mage: Riannon qualifies as one with her rounded spell list.
  • Robot Girl: Multi.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Arawn and Hakuowlo.
  • Sequel Hook: Subverted, in that, although The Stinger has Ma-ryan planning another Take Over the World plan, it never comes into fruition due to Another Story happening after Ma-ryan's plans got foiled.
  • She's Got Legs: Llyr.
  • Shield Bash: A key component of Sasara's playing style.
  • Shock and Awe: Ulthury's powers are a combination of this and Blow You Away.
  • Shout-Out: Tamaki's Iron Claw Of Fear is a modified version of Rugal's Gigantic Pressure with a Neck Snap at the end.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Ulthury is calm, serene, can use lighting and wind, and has a white motif. Camyu is more energetic, can use fire and darkness, and has a black motif.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Octavia mimics it in one of her assists. She'll dash forward and slash the target...which leaves only minimal damage.
  • SNK Boss: Chizuru. If you're lucky, you might get in a hit the first time you fight her.
  • Some Dexterity Required: Just try getting Touka's Splash Art down on the first try.
  • Spiritual Successor: The game is this to The Queen Of Heart series of Fighting Games, as both feature characters from diverse visual novels by Aquaplus (Formerly known as Leaf); additionally, Multi, Chizuru and Assist Characters Serika, Yuki, Rina, Mizuki and Yunote  could be chosen as playable characters.
  • Squishy Wizard: Riannon is much slower than most characters and relies on long-distance zoning.
  • The Stinger: Ma-ryan finds another recipe for something called Raging Water and decides to use it for nefarious purposes. Here We Go Again.
  • Stonewall: Hakuoro was described on the wiki as a defensive character.
  • Stripperiffic: Morgan, the bikini-clad archer. It's lampshaded a few times. Sasara's Valkyrie-style costume isn't terribly practical.
    • Then there's the cosplay outfit (read: skimpy bikini) Sasara is forced to wear at the school festival in her Story ending.
  • Student Council President: Sasara. Amusingly, she's the only schoolgirl not in uniform; she's cosplaying as a valkyrie.
  • Super Move Portrait Attack: One for every playable character.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Chizuru in Another Story.
  • Super Strength: Karulau and Tamaki are much stronger than they look.
  • Supreme Chef: Konomi. One of her Super Arts is even food-themed.
  • Three Round Deathmatch: As usual.
  • Through His Stomach: Tamaki tries this with her romantic interest in her ending... by adding Aquapazza to the dish.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Or more precisely, drop the book on them: Manaka fights with books, whether by dropping them on her opponents, or hitting directly; and one of her supers has her dropping a row of bookcases on her opponent.
  • Token Mini-Moe: There are a lot of Moe gals in the roster, but Multi stands out the most for this trope.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Ma-ryan, complete with an annoying Noblewoman's Laugh.
  • Versus Character Splash: For the characters and their assists.
  • Victory Pose: Multiple ones for each character, with varying degrees of Fanservice.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Sasara magically dismisses her halberd and shield as part of some of her victory poses. Only she sometimes also dismisses her armor, leaving her in a strapless leotard that she finds quite embarrassing.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In a curious case combined with Breaking the Fourth Wall, when one character's life meter is depleted, some of the assist chcracters look at the camera in disbelief, as if they were calling out the player for allowing the main character to be defeated. It's most notorious with Octavia, and Ma-ryan starts yelling at the front of the screen.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Dogs?: One of Tamaki's victory poses involves her running away from Konomi's dog at a full sprint and yelling at him to leave her alone.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Ma-ryan and Chizuru. Both recover.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Tamaki's moveset is a combination of devastating grapples, chokes, and throws. Her primary special attack is a German Suplex. Half of her Splash Art is something right out of Alex's playbook.
  • Zerg Rush: Multi and Ma-ryan have specials that summon a rush of robot maids and schoolgirls respectively.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: At least 1/3 of the female cast, especially the playables.

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