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Long ago, the good Goddess and the evil Vile God fought each other using Magitech weapons called "Furies", a battle that would end in a stalemate when the two sealed each other away.Hundreds of years later, a lazy bum called Fang pulls a dormant Fury from a stone after believing (incorrectly) that it will grant him any wish he desires. This act awakens Eryn, the fairy who dwells within the Fury, who immediately ropes Fang into her personal quest of freeing the Goddess from bondage. With the aid of a mysterious girl named Tiara, the pair must collect the Furies scattered around the world until they have enough to undo the seals trapping the Goddess in slumber. Unfortunately, they must compete against a rival group that aims to use the Furies to unseal the Vile God first.Fairy Fencer F is a game developed by Compile Heart for the Playstation 3 and was released on October 10, 2013 in Japan and September 16, 2014 in the United States.
Apocalypse Maiden: Tiara, who is a descendant of the Vile God and whose blood is a ritual component for his resurrection.
Bonus Boss: If you completely unseal the Vile God within Godly Revival, then you immediately trigger a boss fight with a facsimile of the Vile God himself.
Boy Meets Girl: Boy just wanted food, he draws out the sword and wishes for food, and meets girl who tells him that he's chosen to save the world. Hilarity Ensues.
Clothing Damage: Each time you remove a seal from the Goddess, a piece of her armor breaks away with it.
Eviler Than Thou: Sherman murders Hanagata in the second timeline to usurp control of Dorfa and their plan to revive the Vile God.
Expy: Ethel is one for the Black★Rock Shooter character: her quiet but deadly personality, her colour scheme, her outfit (bra and midriff), her Eyepatch of Power (over the same eye!), and her weapons of choice (bow as primary, scythe as secondary).
Forced Tutorial: In true Compile Heart style, the tutorial is impossible to skip.
Gameplay and Story Segregation: "Godly Revival" allows you to grant bonus abilities to the Fairies you have accumulated... but from a story perspective, this involves undoing the seals on either the Goddess or the Vile God (who each offer different abilities). The game makes it clear that although you have the option to unseal the Vile God, it would be an incredibly dumb idea to do so. As it turns out? Godly Revival does not affect the story, events or ending of the game in any way. You gain nothing from completely unsealing the Goddess. The only consequence to unsealing the Vile God is triggering a Bonus Boss fight, and that is only if you remove every single seal. The game excuses this afterwards by stating that a complex ritual is required in addition to Godly Revival to truly unseal either being.
Gatling Good: The best skill for the Launcher series weapons is a 20 shot attack with high accuracy and effective on all enemies. Gatling VERY Good.
Guide Dang It: Wouldn't be a Compile Heart game without it. The game never tells you how you can acquire certain rare items: for example, to advance to Quest Rank C you need to hunt down hidden treasure crystals using the Item Sonar skill, and there is only a chance a hidden treasure crystal will contain the item you need.
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: No matter how much you stomp any boss in the game, the cutscene will treat it as if the party is having a hard time with the boss fight.
Klingon Promotion: Sherman takes over the Dorfa corporation by killing it's previously head.
Knight Templar: Sherman has a thing for justice. His special ability is even called "Justice". He needlessly murders Tiara in the first timeline (because her blood could be used to revive the Vile God), an event that sends him so far past the Moral Event Horizon that he's still over it when the timeline resets, causing him to be insane right from the start.
Lightning Bruiser: Fang himself is this. Deals good damage, can tank pretty well, almost always comes up first in battles, and that's not even going into his upgraded Super Mode where he's attacking up to five times while the rest of the party only gets four attacks, and the fact that he's going to be the first one who can acquire the Launcherupgrade.
Men Are the Expendable Gender: After Fang goes to the past and decides to spare all of the people he had killed the first time around he will save all of the women who died. On the other hand he outright fails to save a couple of the men, one will still die unless certain obscure triggers are met, and some who survived the first time around die.
More Dakka: The "Launcher" weapon class, which is the best weapon type in the game. Almost every single enemy is weak to Launcher damage, and Launcher techniques rack up so many hits that your Tension meter will skyrocket.
Morph Weapon: Any Fury can change their form depending on what you let the playable characters learn.
Multiple Endings: Dependant on whether you trigger all of the Inn sub-events for Eryn, all of the Inn sub-events for Tiara, or neither.
Older Than They Look: With how young Fang looks, no one could tell that he's 20 years old. Although Pipin does call him "seinen" instead of "shonen".
Peninsula Of Powerleveling: Thanks to the furies granting obscene amounts of bonuses, players can set up whether they want to increase EXP gains, Weapon Point gains, money, or treasure, and add a damage x2 multiplier plus increasing the damage for physical attacks. Then have Tiara learn her A-rank pistol attack skill which covers the entire battlefield. Just give her a fury card that regenerates her SP pool after every battle, have everyone learn the "Learning" skill note Allies on standby will receive the same amount of EXP and WP as front line characters, and nuke the entire battlefield. She's unavailable for the last dungeon though.
Secret Character: There are two. You can recruit Apollonius if you fight him during the second timeline with Fang being at least level 40. Lola will join if you complete all of the Fairy Hunt quests.
Schmuck Bait: Furies are used to revive the Goddess. They can ALSO be used to revive the Vile God. The game makes it abundantly clear that doing so is Schmuck Bait. Funnily enough, there is no negative consequence to unsealing the Vile God within Godly Revival, save for triggering the Bonus Boss.
Timey-Wimey Ball: Fang and Eryn's jaunt through time causes a "singularity" that somehow changes the events that subsequently occur: they find different Furies in the same places, certain characters have changed clothes, and the monsters and party have become stronger. Meanwhile, Sherman is implied to have a limited form of Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory that causes him to retain the mental instability he gained during the first timeline.
What the Hell, Hero?: Your party members really let you have it if you use one of the Furies to undo one of the seals on the Vile God. This only happens when you pull out the first Fury, and there is no consequence afterwards.