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''Gravity Rush'' (''Gravity Daze'' in Japan) is an WideOpenSandbox ActionRPG game for the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]][[labelnote:*]] February 9, 2012 in Japan; June 12, 2012 in the U.S.; June 14, 2012; and June 15, 2012 in Europe[[/labelnote]] and a remastered version on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PlayStation 4]][[labelnote:*]]December 10, 2015 in Japan; February 2, 2016 in the U.S.; February 3, 2016 in Australia; and February 5, 2016 in Europe[[/labelnote]].

Set in a city known as Hekseville, the player takes control of Kat, a young woman suffering from amnesia, who gains the ability to control the gravity around her from a mysterious cat. The gravity-controlling mechanic can be used to fly through the air, walk on walls, and thrust devastating kick attacks towards enemies. ''Gravity Rush'' also boasts some role-playing game elements, such as powers and abilities to level up, side quests to undertake, optional villains to fight, and large worlds to explore.

The game received critical acclaim and considered to be one of the [[KillerApp top best games on the]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]]. A [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PlayStation 4]] sequel, ''[[VideoGame/GravityRush2 Gravity Rush 2]]'', is scheduled for release on January 20th, 2017 in the U.S. Kat also became a {{DLC}} fighter in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Kat, Raven, and Yunica all fly around and fight enemies like the best of them.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The Snakerabbits from the Spy DLC missions. They're a group of rowdy drag racers who fly customized air boats recklessly. [[spoiler:[[HeelfaceTurn Though they get better]] once [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority they made Kat their boss]] after she saved them from Nevi. They stop being thugs and move on with their lives, but reunite to help Kat stop the bombs set by Kat's crazy fanboy.]]
* AllJustADream:
** [[spoiler:According to Cyanea's "Dream Guardian," everything and everyone in the world of Hekseville are figments of Cyanea's dream. Before the finale, the Dream Guardian saves Kat from [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] only because that was the only way to keep the dream going.]]
** [[spoiler:Episode 19, with Dusty splitting into multiple copies and Alias inexplicably reappearing, turns out to be this, ]].
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Kat's fate after being tricked and frozen in the last episode. Thankfully, Syd and Cyanea free her.]]
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Reversing the usual way things go, the extra outfits for the DLC missions are given to you at the start, rather than at the end, for the purposes of the story.
* AnimalMotifs: Crosses over with MeaningfulName; Kat gets her gravity shifting powers from a cat, while [[TheRival Raven]] gets hers from a crow.
* AnimalThemeNaming: The military loves to name things after ocean creatures; the special force they set up is the Jellyfish, Yunica has the code name Sea Wasp, Kat gets the code name Sea Cat, and [[spoiler: their Nevi-killing superweapon is called the Sea Anemone]].
* AnkleDrag: Done to [[spoiler:Kat by Nushi right after she defeats it.]]
* AutomaticNewGame: Starting up ''Gravity Rush'' for the first time automatically starts up the opening.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The ChaoticEvil master criminal Alias displays a unique fashion sense, as he combines a tailored pinstripe suit with headgear that looks like it was modeled after that of a [[Film/ANewHope Tusken Raider]].
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: You thought a Nevi was gonna be the boss of episode 8, but Raven [[TheWorfEffect worfed]] it and fights Kat instead.
* BonusBoss: The rare Nevi [[spoiler:hiding in each of the Rift Planes]]. Each one is significantly tougher than regular Nevi, deals more damage and is [[NoSell inexplicably immune]] to your special attacks.
* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: [[spoiler:Once Kat returns from the bottom of the World Pillar, D'nelica has become mayor, and enjoys blaring uplifting military propaganda over the city PA system,]] especially in Vendecentre.
* TheCape: Kat, personality wise. She will always save others above anything else, even if it means disobeying another order.
* CelShading
* ChildhoodFriends: Newt and Echo, the former of which hopes for a ChildhoodFriendRomance.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Being the good-natured girl Kat is, she can't say no. [[spoiler:It is to the point where Adreaux takes advantage of her in episode 18.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: You have to be ''really'' close to fire or lava before it starts hurting you.
* ColorWash: Each section of Hekseville has its own color wash; Auldnoir is reddish-brown, Pleajeune is dark, Endestria is yellow, and Vendecentre is light green.
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: When you whittle down a boss's health bar, you're told to "finish them" by tapping a crosshair that appears on their weak point, causing a cutscene where Kat attacks them with what appears to be a powered up version of the Spiraling Claw. This is subverted in your [[spoiler:first battle with Raven; she does the same move to counter it and sends Kat flying back]]. Every cutscene is actually different from each other, and the last ones ramp it up even further by having [[spoiler:Dusty assume his PantheraAwesome form with Kat.]]
%%* CombatStilettos: Kat and Raven.
* CreativeClosingCredits: An epilogue plays out while the credits roll, showing what the characters are doing after saving the town and throwing in more {{Sequel Hook}}s for good measure.
* CreepyDoll: When Kat goes to Aki the fortune teller, Aki tells her fortune through a somewhat damaged, perpetually grinning ventriloquist's doll named Pandora. Kat is considerably unnerved by the entire encounter and is relieved when Aki conducts subsequent readings without the doll. [[spoiler: In the Spy DLC's second mission Alias [[note]]Who is actually Kat's #1 fan[[/note]] blows up Aki's shop, and while they are alive, Pandora is broken, making it creepier]]
* CurbStompBattle: A literal example in the cutscene with Kat's first face-to-face encounter with Raven, who knocks Kat around and then steps on her head hard enough to cause a concussion. Luckily, by that part of the game, it had been well established that Kat [[MadeOfIron can take quite a lot of punishment without getting seriously hurt]].
* CuteClumsyGirl : [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130218130956/http://beamspams.tumblr.com/post/36415134107/behold-the-most-well-coordinated-superhero-of-all Behold]], [[SarcasmMode the most well-coordinated superhero of all time.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: Although the game never states it outright, "Sea Wasp" Yunica apparently is partly machine. She sports a multifunctional arm cannon, she initiates a self-repair protocol when she is injured, and she has legs that are mechanical in appearance and that terminate in impossibly tiny stilettos.
* DegradedBoss: Some of the bosses in the game appear as regular enemies in later episodes and challenges.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: Despite saying she wouldn't disrupt the dream, Cyanea steps in to un-freeze Kat and free Dusty so they can save the town]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** When fighting the boss Nevi's first form in Episode 7, its "head" looks like the wrong kind of head. It's even more disturbing with [[spoiler:Echo]] partially trapped inside of it.
** The spear and shark type Nevis also have their cores in highly suggestive places (respectively on the rear and on the crotch. It doesn't help that the former has unnecessarily shapely legs and rear, and the latter is dealt with [[GroinAttack by kicking it in the core while it's lying on the ground]].)
* DownloadableContent: [[SideQuest Extra missions]] and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes unlockable costumes]] in the form of SpyCatsuit, {{Meido}}, and military outfits.
* DubNameChange: In Japan, the game is called ''Gravity Daze'', while the heroine is named "Kitten". Raven was originally "Crow".
* EccentricMentor: Gade appears to be an elderly, homeless man who is regarded to be crazy since he claims to be the creator of the world. However, he provides Kat with the means to access the Rift Planes and to restore the missing parts of the city and all of the people who were trapped there.
* EldritchAbomination: The Nevi give off this vibe, particularly some of the larger ones.
* EldritchLocation: Hekseville, a floating Steampunk city built around a titanic stone pillar and plagued by gravity storms, probably qualifies. [[spoiler:The World Pillar itself and the Rift Planes]] definitely qualify.
** A special mention goes to [[spoiler:the World Pillar. The Rift Planes at least have the excuse of existing in an entirely separate dimension distorted by Nevi within a zany old man’s coat. The World Pillar features '''enormous''' gravity storms all around it, is surrounded by floating objects which are heavily reminiscent of ''human teeth'', its interior is filled with Nevi and noted [[LampshadeHanging by the game]] to possess unique time-space properties that [[PowerNullifier nullify Kat’s powers]], part of the interior looks like an unending shaft made out of vertebral columns, and it seems to be a place where the spirits of the dead can interact with the living. That’s not even going into how there’s [[YearInsideHourOutside a space-time anomaly that makes time pass much slower the further down one goes.]]]]
* EliteMooks: The rare Nevi. They're green-tinted versions of regular Nevi, take many hits to defeat, are extremely strong, and immune to special attacks. Fortunately ([[ThatOneBoss Or]] [[ThatOneSidequest not]]), they're also {{Bonus Boss}}es. If they actually appeared in regular gameplay like standard {{Elite Mook}}s, the game would become NintendoHard [[UpToEleven to the extreme.]]
** In a more standard fashion, Nevi with orange cores. They are stronger, have more health, and attack more often than regular Nevi. Similarly, the bigger Nevi types[[labelnote:*]]Like the "Golem", "Dragon" and "Dinosaur" types.[[/labelnote]] are much deadlier and harder to fight than the smaller-sized Nevi.
* {{Familiar}}: Kat's cat and Raven's raven, who are integral to Kat and Raven's gravity-shifting abilities.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** The most likely reason as to why Kat wears things like [[{{Meido}} maid uniforms]] and [[SpyCatsuit spy outfits]] and feels the need to lounge and stretch out on her bed whenever you return home. It's also shown numerous times throughout the game that she sleeps in the nude, and there's a few times where she's wearing nothing but a ModestyTowel...which falls off in one scene, giving Syd a nice view.
** Raven is dressed in a typical superheroine-type costume that covers up strategic areas while still managing to expose quite a lot of skin.
** You can touch Kat inappropriately using the Vita touch screen (or [=DualShock=] 4 touchpad) for no reason other than to make her react uncomfortably.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Alias, who gets crushed to death in an industrial-size garbage compactor.]] Apparently anyway. Later on [[spoiler: Kat has some kind of strange dream where she faces him again]] but it isn't clear how real that was.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The game is rife with it, but a lot of it you won't learn unless you go out of your way to [[InfallibleBabble hear the rumors going around Hekseville.]]
** One of the first things you do is collect furniture for Kat to use, one of which being a chair which she doesn't use at all... [[spoiler:instead Cyanea uses it once she meets Kat in Hekseville.]]
** Nevi are shown to be able to communicate, to a degree, with humans, as shown with [[spoiler:Echo]]. [[TheStinger Come the end of the game]], and [[spoiler:D'nelica]] is seen doing the same thing, and receiving what looks like ''very'' important information for the sequel.
** Nevi and humans [[FusionDance can fuse]], creating a much more dangerous monstrosity. [[spoiler:Echo]] being a victim of it foreshadows [[spoiler:Alias]] doing the same later on.
** A student tells Kat an urban legend about a bus that took some kids to an excursion that disappeared a long time ago. Kat doesn't believe it actually happened. [[spoiler: It did, as she learns when she goes to Boutoume. The mythical bus is even used as the SavePoint for that portion of the game.]]
** Several people comment on preferring a "man of action" like D'nelica in power over Bolsey, claiming he’d actually get things done in the city. [[spoiler:Not only was [[CorruptPolitician D'nelica]] undermining Bolsey’s actions through Raven, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor when he]] ''[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor does]]'' [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor take over]], he quickly turns Hekseville into a {{Dystopia}}, complete with PoliceState policies, [[BigBrotherIsWatching overwatch]] and mass conscription.]]
** Kat eventually gets dubbed ''[[SuperheroSobriquets Gravity Queen]]'' by Hekseville, as a nod to her GravityMaster powers and [[TheCape heroic actions and personality.]] [[spoiler:It’s '''heavily''' implied she used to be a ''literal'' queen before she lost her memories.]]
** Before going to [[spoiler:The Mirage]], Dusty nibbles on some Nevi Killer, which makes him get sick and severely affects your gravity powers for that episode. [[spoiler:That Dusty is even affected by a substance designed to harm Nevi implies that Dusty himself is a Nevi, which coupled with Alias being able to control them, foreshadows him appearing to do so to Dusty during Episode 19. [[AllJustADream It’s a bit confusing.]]]]
** [[TheLegendOfChekhov A legend goes]] that a man climbed the World Pillar to a castle far above the world, where he was treated like an honored guest and stayed for many years. When he chose to climb back down and return home, he found [[YearInsideHourOutside only a day had passed]], and so [[CassandraTruth no one believed his tales.]] [[spoiler:When Kat is forced to go to the bottom of [[EldritchLocation the World Pillar]] and back, she finds a whole year has passed in Hekseville, even though it's only been a few days for her. Furthermore, this is all-but-said to be the very reason why Sachya is now much older than Zaza.]] For bonus points, what is implied to be the very same castle in that tale was apparently where [[spoiler:Kat used to live before she lost her memories.]]
** When Kat goes to [[spoiler:Boutoume]], she is met with a bunch of kids led by a boy wearing a raven mask, who eventually talks about his missing sister. [[spoiler:Sure enough, Raven turns out to be his [[NotBloodSiblings adopted]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext little sister.]]]]
** [[spoiler:A child in Boutoume]] comments that the “Ark” relic that lies beneath the city apparently used to fly once—“''apparently''”, since no one actually knows. [[spoiler:Naturally, you get it flying soon after in order to evacuate the children from Boutoume.]]
** [[spoiler:During Kat’s JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, she sees [[AndIMustScream herself, frozen and restrained, alone, with no Dusty in sight to even imply she could be saved.]] This is exactly what happens to her right before the final battle, and [[DeusExMachina only the Dream Guardian’s direct intervention prevents it from sticking.]] For bonus points, this vision happened in a trance induced by the Guardian, who explicitly says that memories ''of the future'' may be seen mixed with those of the past, so this also counts as a DreamingOfThingsToCome.]]
* GenreBusting: Not quite a platformer, not quite an RPG, not quite a straight-up action game...
%%* GirlishPigtails:
%%** [[StrangeGirl Cyanea]] has them, and they're [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue!]]
%%** Kat herself gains them when wearing her school uniform costume.
* GravityScrew: While the main basis of the game, [[spoiler:there's a more traditional puzzle level in the [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind trance]] Cyanea induces to Kat... and Dusty isn't there to help you]]. This is also present during Chapter 19 [[spoiler:which is AllJustADream]], also out of your control (at first).
** In a twist to the usual for this trope, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential the player can freely inflict this on almost all of the]] {{NPC}}s [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential in the game.]]
* GravityMaster: The basis of the game's mechanics. Kat (and other gravity shifters) can hover and alter the direction "down" is for themselves; by pausing and adjusting, shifters can [[NotQuiteFlight basically fly]]. Kat can also use her power to carry items in a stasis field and chuck them at enemies. The culmination of her gravity manipulation is [[UnrealisticBlackHole a localized miniature black hole]] that draws in enemies and annihilates them.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Raven attacks you because D'nelica promised that he will send a search team down to rescue the children down in Boutoume if she kept the missing cities apart, and Kat was in the way. But he really just wanted to make the current Mayor look bad.]]
* HeelFaceTurn:
** Raven becomes allies with Kat when she sees that Kat is trying to rescue the Lost Tribe from Nushi. [[spoiler:That's also the point at which Raven realizes that D'nelica is not as trustworthy as he had seemed to be.]]
** As soon as the Sea Anemone takes out the military command ship, Yunica rationalizes that she can now make her own orders and chooses to side with Kat to destroy the shared menace.
* HomingProjectile: Kat can actually turn into one of these using the Gravity Kick. Also, when using the Gravity Typhoon SpecialAttack, Kat summons a ton of debris and throws it in a primitive version of MacrossMissileMassacre. All of the pieces boast some ''serious'' homing ability.
** Some of the Nevi shoot homing bullets. Most notably are the “multi-turret”-type Nevi and the “dragon”-type Nevi. Two of the [[EliteMook green Nevi]] have [[UpToEleven extremely good homing bullets]], which is half the reason for their difficulty in their cases.
* HonorBeforeReason: The Jellyfish defense force put completing the mission above anything else, even downed comrades or potential civilian casualties. [[spoiler: Yuri reneges on this position in the second military episode once the Nevi assault the city. Yunica steadfastly maintains this stance even when the main battleship goes down and there's no one to give her orders anymore]].
* JigglePhysics: Subverted: Kat's hair and scarf react to her orientation and speed, becoming a gameplay mechanic (while shifted and idle, both will point towards the “true” down, allowing players to re-orient themselves). [[ACupAngst Her bust isn't affected]], though.
* JustFollowingOrders: Yunica's rationale for trying to arrest Kat even though Kat had done nothing to deserve it. Yunica later neatly sidesteps this trope when the Sea Anemone goes berserk and incapacitates the military command, leaving no one in a position to give Yunica orders anymore.
* KickChick: Kat's default attacks all involve kicking in some way. Or stomping from on high. Upgrading her Kicking ability eventually adds knee strikes and palm strikes though.
* LeftHanging: There's a climactic final battle with a nearly-unstoppable monster, and afterwards the apparent BigBad gets injured and impeached, and all the monsters stop showing up, but there's no definitive explanation for ''anything.''
* LethalLavaLand: The aptly named Inferno Rift Plane level. Kat even has to be careful not to run into lava on the ''ceiling''.
* LevelUpFillUp: Upgrading your health also completely restores it. It can come in handy in a pinch.
* LimitBreak: Kat eventually learns three powerful special attacks that have to recharge once used. A red dot in the HUD tells you when it's ready.
* LittleMissSnarker: Kat, but she mostly keeps it to herself. Her sarcastic side is shown in her thoughts in dialogue, but she occasionally opens up, and gets shots at Syd for example.
* LivingWeapon: [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss The Anemone.]] It was an attempt to harness the Nevi's power as well as a replacement for Kat. It didn't end well.]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre: When using the Gravity Typhoon attack, Kat improvises one with the gratuitous application of gravity shifting, and a ''ton'' of debris.
* MadeOfIron: Kat can fall from extremely great heights without taking any damage at all; and it takes multiple hits from Nevi opponents to cut into her health meter significantly. She can even walk on lava as long as she doesn't do it for too long.
%%* MirrorBoss: Raven. [[spoiler:She even subverts the CoupDeGraceCutscene by countering with her own.]]
%%* MsFanservice: Kat and Raven.
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] While in Pleajeune, Kat is asked to look for a schoolgirl named Echo who had gone missing due to nasty rumors about her. [[spoiler:It turns out these rumors were about an older woman named Echo, an escort.]]
* NonStandardGameOver: The game occasionally throws you into some situations where a secondary condition must be taken into account. It always has an indicator for it, and is thankfully kind enough to explain the ''what'' and ''how''.
** During the first heist of a sacred crystal by [[MasterThief Alias]], [[StealthBasedMission Kat must sneak around the security]] to [[FakinMacGuffin replace it with a fake]][[labelnote:CONTEXT]] She's operating according to [[FriendOnTheForce Syd's]] request [[WeWouldHaveToldYouBut outside the knowledge of the force to prevent an info leak.]][[/labelnote]]. A counter shows how suspicious Kat's presence is to the police, and will rapidly climb once she's spotted. If you don't hightail it out of there soon (and NOT by shifting into the airspace above), you'll get caught. If you enter a highly guarded area [[labelnote:*]] ('''Like the airspace you probably just panic-shifted into''')[[/labelnote]], you'll be arrested ''immediately.''
** During the fight against [[spoiler:[[FusionDance the Nevi-possessed Echo]]]], a counter shows how much [[spoiler:Echo]] has before they are gone [[spoiler:fully assimilated into the boss]]. [[TimedMission It raises as the fight drags on]] and [[HostageSpiritLink if you accidentally hit the endangered NPC.]] For bonus points, the higher the counter goes, [[spoiler:[[SanitySlippage the more deranged Echo's ranting will become,]] complete with [[LaughingMad insane laughter.]]]] So not only do you get punished with a NonStandardGameOver, [[UpToEleven you also get punished with]] [[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel a huge dose of creepy]]]] too.
** During the second heist of a sacred crystal by [[MasterThief Alias]], [[OhCrap it's revealed he set up]] [[TimeBomb a bomb]] and Kat [[YouCantThwartStageOne must search for it while he takes the opportunity to do his thing.]] [[ExactTimeToFailure You have two minutes]] to [[TimedMission find the bomb and take it to Chaz]] so [[DemolitionsExpert he can]] [[BombDisposal disarm it]], or, well, [[StuffBlowingUp take a guess.]] Oh, [[KaizoTrap and in between the pickup and delivery,]] for the love of the Creator, '''''[[ShmuckBait don't]] [[NitroExpress drop]] [[ExplosiveStupidity it.]]'''''
** During the first two phases of the FinalBoss battle, every time [[spoiler:the Sea Anemone]] attacks, the "Destruction Level" of the area rises. If you can't deal enough damage to trigger the final scripted event of the second phase before the FinalBoss attacks too many times in those two phases, [[spoiler:the Sea Anemone will destroy Hekseville.]] This is an odd example from this list in that the boss's different attacks raise the destruction level by different amounts, [[LuckBasedMission so the time to failure]] [[DownplayedTrope varies]], but nonetheless, the player is on a timer and the boss is hard to hit, so they are, figuratively, still StalkedByTheBell.
** Finally, during [[TimedMission the final phase]] of the FinalBoss, [[ExactTimeToFailure you have five minutes to win the battle before]] [[spoiler:the Sea Anemone's [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destruct sequence is completed]] and [[EarthShatteringKaboom it blows up, taking Vendecentre and everyone in the city with it.]]]]
* NotQuiteFlight: You don't really fly so much as control the direction you fall in.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Adreaux.]]
* OneNameOnly: Played straight except for the commander of the Special Forces, Yuri Gerneaux.
* PaperThinDisguise: Happens multiple times because Kat has built a reputation as the Gravity Queen. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by questioning the purpose of her SpyCatsuit.
* PlayableEpilogue: Once you beat the game and return peace to Hekseville you're free to roam anywhere to collect gems and complete challenges.
* PowerNullifier:
** In Episode 10, Dusty nibbles on a Nevi killer, which severely weakens Kat's powers for the episode's duration. He vomits it out at the end, and Kat returns to normal.
** Gravity storms and [[spoiler: some sections of the World Pillar]] disable Kat's gravity powers entirely. During [[spoiler:the climb back up from the bottom of the World Pillar,]] Kat’s powers are no longer disabled [[spoiler:while inside the World Pillar.]] Whether this is because of a change in its properties or because of [[spoiler:Kat awakening her inner power]] is not explained.
* PunnyName:
** Cyanea, due to her cyan hair.
** Alias, apparently due to his MasterOfDisguise abilities.
** The locales of the game have this going on with their names, together with MeaningfulName: ''Auldnoir''[[labelnote:*]]”Old”, as in the “Old Town”, and “Noire” which is “black”, since it has a rustic and aged feel.[[/labelnote]], ''Pleajune''[[labelnote:*]]”Playing”, since it’s the entertainment district.[[/labelnote]], ''Endestria''[[labelnote:*]]”Industria”, which means “Industry”. [[CaptainObvious It’s the industrial sector]].[[/labelnote]], ''Vendecentre''[[labelnote:*]]”Vending Center”. It’s the downtown area, so it has tons of establishments and shops.[[/labelnote]] and [[spoiler: ''Boutoume''[[labelnote:*]]”Bottom.” It lies at the very (current) bottom of the World Pillar.[[/labelnote]]]] And of course, ''Hekseville''[[labelnote:*]]"Hecksville", as in "what the heck is going on in this city?!", or, "[[CrapsaccharineWorld Hellsville]]".[[/labelnote]]
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Gade and Cyanea, the Creators. They have the ability to transport others to different realms and alter elements or the world as needed.]]
* SceneryPorn: A given, since this is one of the major selling points of the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]].
* SequelHook: The ending outright says the fight is just beginning, and several dangling elements remain, like [[spoiler:the slumbering children and the mysterious figure D'nelica is told about by a Nevi]], that begging for a sequel which is ''finally'' being released soon.
* SlideAttack: Kat can hover across the ground with her Gravity Slide, and enemies she comes into contact with are automatically hit with her Slide Kick.
* SpeakingSimlish: What little voiced dialogue is in the game really sounds like French combined with Japanese, but is actually gibberish [[AsLongAsitSoundsForeign influenced]] by French.
* StalkerWithACrush: Kat's "#1 fan". She has no idea who he is. [[spoiler:He goes so far as to impersonate Alias and set up fake bombs around the city in order to get her attention.]]
* SuperPersistentPredator: The "Plant" Nevi from [[spoiler:The Mirage]] comes back for round two, and [[UniqueEnemy a unique]] and [[BreathWeapon very]] [[WaveMotionGun powerful]] [[LightningBruiser Nevi]] dubbed "''[[RedBaron Nushi]]''" not only incessantly assailed the city of [[spoiler:Boutoume]] prior to Kat's involvement, it's the single most stubborn foe in the game! [[labelnote:'''Click = Spoilers!''']]First a standard boss battle where it's periodically invincible, followed by a protracted battle where one has to lead it to Raven's traps. It's fended off, only to return when making an escape from Boutoume where a third battle has to be waged with it. This apparently kills it off, but then it returns to stop the Ark from leaving Boutoume and knocks Kat off it. When climbing back to Hekseville, its roars can be heard, implying its ''still'' alive and continuing its pursuit. Sure enough, when Kat finally makes it back to Hekseville, she is again beset by Nushi. It's finally KilledOffForReal by Yunica before a ''fourth'' boss battle has to be fought.[[/labelnote]]
* TeenageWasteland: [[spoiler:Boutoume is inhabited by a tribe of children led by young Zaza. They were all stranded there when their bus fell off the edge of the world; and only Zaza has realized that the adults are probably no longer looking for them.]]
* TrueSight: [[spoiler:After [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind coming out of her trance]] induced by the Dream Guardian, Kat's "Mind's Eye" is awakened, allowing her to see and interact with objects that were previously invisible to her. This ranges from a bonanza of Precious Gems, to seeing the entrance to the Ark, up to being able to see Nushi's hidden cores (which finally allows her to defeat it).]]
* UngratefulBastard:
** At the start of the game, Aujean gets Kat to save his son Eugie from a gravity storm, but then he holds a grudge against Kat when she couldn't also save his house. [[spoiler:He gets over it by the end.]]
** Same goes for [[spoiler:the woman that asks Kat to retrieve the letter she lost from her dead lover. By the time she gets back, the woman had moved on and tells her to throw it away.]]
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** Kat's powers tend to pick up whatever is in her immediate vicinity when she shifts gravity, including people and stray dogs. It is also entirely possible to use Stasis Field to pick up random civilians and hurl them into the void. [[KarmaHoudini There is no penalty for this whatsoever.]]
** It gets better/worse. In the second mission of the Spy Pack, [[spoiler:the game outright tells you how to drop someone from the Stasis Field as you carry him over the void. It's a rather large distance, and he also doesn't stop (s)talking the entire voyage.]] All the pieces are in place to ''make'' you want to drop him.
* WolverinePublicity: Kat is often played up as the face of the Vita, and Sony makes sure to let her appear in plenty of Vita titles. Along with the aforementioned playable appearance in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuUlSarc9HQ&t=1m25s she can be seen here]] playable in ''VideoGame/RagnarokOdyssey Ace'' along with Alias (and the Sorcerer from ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice''). Following in the footsteps of [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]], [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]], and [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], she was made a playable golfer in ''VideoGame/HotShotsGolf 6/World Invitation'' as well as a Sack costume in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' (in line with other mascots like the [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Pipo Monkeys]], the VideoGame/{{Patapon}}, and the VideoGame/LocoRoco). Kat, Raven, and Yunica were added as summonable spirits in the free-to-play Vita game ''Destiny of Spirits'', and finally, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/25/gravity-rush-characters-cross-into-vita-beat-em-up-rpg-picotto-knights/ Kat along with Yunica, Gade, Alias, and Raven are playable]] Cocoroids in the Japan-only dungeon brawler ''Picotto Knights'' (a game whose servers have since been shut down).
* WorldInTheSky: Aside from Hekseville itself and the World Pillar, the world is seemingly empty, as there is nothing beneath the gravity storms [[spoiler:other than a slowly rising sea of darkness]].
* WorldOfActionGirls: The major action characters, Kat, Raven, and Yunica, are all female. The males largely have supporting roles and rarely get in on the action.
* WreakingHavok: You can use stasis field to pick up objects near you (unlike a [[TractorBeam tractor beam]], it works on a radius) and throw them away at your enemies.
* YearInsideHourOutside: [[spoiler:Boutoume. Kat only spends a few days there, though when she returns to Auldnoir, an entire year passes. It’s implied to be a space-time anomaly created by the enormous gravity storms that surround the entire Pillar below Hekseville.]]
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