->''"Absolutely do not die."''
-->- Zephie's [[ArcWords words]] to her fellow unit members

Juto is your typical [[IdentityAmnesia amnesiac]] IdiotHero, carefree and without purpose in life. He spends his days lazing around his home of Highwind Island being prodded by his guardian Melissa and trying to overcome a crippling aversion to swords. His peaceful days come to an end when a war between two armies vying for control of the throne of Lanzheim crashes onto the shores of his home.

Former Prime Minister Schuenzeit has assassinated the queen and seized the throne for himself. [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Rzephillda]]- the late queen's last surviving heir- raises an army to oppose him, only to find themselves out-gunned by the powerful [[LivingWeapon Sentinel weapons]] deployed by Schuenzeit's "Northern Forces". Seeking the secrets to Sentinel creation, Rzephillda's "Southern Forces" follow a tip-off that leads them to Highwind Island. When the Northern Forces, led by a notorious assassin called "Elgar the Regicide", catch up to them, the island is plunged into conflict and Juto is swept into the war.
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!This game provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Rue and Melissa are the best examples, although Zephie is certainly take-charge.
* ActionRPG
* AllThereInTheManual: The last-names of the main cast, as well as Rue's full name (Siara Rue Tessia), are all in the artbook. Only Zephie and Crocell have their last names mentioned in-game.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Huaren, who may or may not just be an old man in a battle suit.
* AmnesiacDissonance
* AnimalsHateHim: Juto, in the third DLC Live Drama. [[spoiler:Must have something to do with Elgar, huh?]]
* ArcWords: "Absolutely do not die."
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Juto and Elgar]].
* BeardOfEvil: Schuenzeit. [[spoiler: Oh, and Alex.]]
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In ''Magna Carta 2'', several names are ridiculously German-sounding, such as BigBad Schuenzeit and the world called Lanzheim.
* BareYourMidriff: Melissa.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Strass, aka Schuenzeit, aka Srats, aka Taats, aka whatever-the-hell-name-he-uses-whenever-he-produces-a-duplicate-of-himself-and-uses-it-to-start-a-war]].
* BribingYourWayToVictory: The DLC weapons (price: 400MS) are the most powerful weapons in the game, and you can equip them almost immediately. Worse still, they're ''required'' if you're trying to get all the achievements, including the ones for collecting every single weapon.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Elgar]]. For that matter, [[spoiler:Schuenzeit]].
* CostumePorn: About every other outfit is ultra-fancy. Considering who the artist of the game is, it's no surprise.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:The Doomseeds turn out to be just nature's way of saying "quit being so hard on me!". However it is also revealed that Schuenzeit/Strass can control them at will]].
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Although it seems to favour jack-o-lanterns, bowling pins and compasses over butterflies and stars.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Strass. He committed genocide on the Carta race, used their kan to power his kamond- and La Strada- and rewrote the history books to make himself the selfless hero. When this supply of kan ran low, he created a duplicate of himself named Taats and started a war so that he could gather ''more'' kan. Victorious, he did the same thing again 150 years later as Srats, and another 150 years after that as Schuenzeit]].
* FieryRedhead: Crocell and Melissa both have magenta hair, and have the personality to a tee. Moreso for Crocell, who uses lots of actual fire.
* FiveBadBand:
** TheBigBad: Schuenzeit
** TheDragon: Claire
** TheEvilGenius: Huaren
** TheBrute: Elgar [[spoiler: the Second]]
** TheDarkChick: [[spoiler: Melissa]]
* FiveManBand: The original configuration -
** TheHero: Zephie
** TheLancer: Rue
** TheSmartGuy: Crocell
** TheBigGuy: Argo
** TheChick: Celestine
** SixthRanger: Juto.
** And later -
*** TheHero: Juto
*** TheLancer: Zephie
*** TheSmartGuy: Crocell
*** TheChick: Celestine
*** TheBigGuy: Argo
*** LivingProp: Rue
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: The Counter-Sentinel Unit - Juto is the Phlegmatic, Crocell is the Choleric, Celestine is the Sanguine, Argo is the Melancholic, and Zephie is the Leukine (except when Alex annoys her). Rue, meanwhile, tries not to show any emotion.
* FlatCharacter: Rue. She shows little to no emotion throughout the entire game, is a SatelliteCharacter for Zephie, and has no backstory or any mention of a family.
* FunnyAnimal: The Avis, Werewolves, some of the Northern Forces, the Nekoneko, and the Trewa.
* GlassCannon: Crocell has a ''ridiculous'' level of offensive ability, especially if you use his [[GoodOldFisticuffs Knuckle]] style. This is off-set by his low defense and HP.
* GoingThroughTheMotions: Characters gesture with their arms while they speak. This would work as a means of making the characters appear more animated, except there's only about four different animations. One scene in particular turns to {{Narm}} because of this: the impact of a powerful and sinister speech to a gathered crowd is undercut by the fact that it looks like the speaker is juggling invisible apples for five straight minutes.
* GreenAesop
* HeroicSacrifice: Schuenzeit, the citizens--almost everyone tries to get [[spoiler:Zephie]] to do one. Even ''she'' tries to pull the trigger. [[spoiler:Luckily, Juto manages to talk her out of it.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Your party gets this treatment after [[spoiler:Schuenzeit convinces the populous that sacrificing Zephie to La Strada is the only way to stave off destruction, effectively leaving the Mare as your only real allies. The effect remains after you take down La Strada, though not as bad by the time three years have passed, as the people have noticed that, despite Schuenzeit's claims, they are still very much alive]].
* HiddenElfVillage: Cota Mare. Subverted in that while everyone knows about it, very few people actually ''go'' there since the Mare are wary of other races. And by wary, we mean that the welcoming party includes spears and paralysing incense.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:This is how Sentinels are made. Life force is also used to power La Strada, which keeps Lanzheim prosperous]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Celestine uses a bottle of incense to fight with in her "Aroma" fighting style.
** Zephie uses a fan. No, not a battle fan like [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 Kitana]]; we're talking a giant fan on a long stick, which Zephie fires wind magic from.
* InterspeciesRomance: Celestine and Argo.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Mare is pronounced "mahr-ray", Trewa is "tray-wha", Huaren is "hue-are-ren".
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: The party embark on one [[spoiler:to free Juto from Schuenzeit's control]].
* KillItWithFire: Crocell.
* LethalChef: Zephie.
* LightningBruiser: Rue. Literally.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Celestine, for Argo. Note that Argo is a massive Dragon/Hawk creature.
* LoveFreak: Celestine.
* {{Malaproper}}: Celestine, in the third DLC Live Drama.
* MadScientist: Huaren
* MaleGaze: The first shot we see of Celestine is of her boobs.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Celestine has shades of this.
* MarkedChange: Juto, when he taps into his [[spoiler:Sentinel]] powers.
* MaskPower: Elgar.
* NamesToKnowInAnime
** Creator/JohnnyYongBosch: Juto
** Creator/YuriLowenthal: Crocell
** Creator/JamiesonPrice: Argo
** Creator/MichelleRuff: Zephie
** Creator/KateHiggins: Rue
** Creator/StephanieSheh: Celestine
** Creator/SteveBlum: Alex
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler:Alex]]. And he doesn't hide it for even a moment once Zephie's back is turned.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The Mare, who are basically with crystal horns. They live half as long as normal humans, but are all incredibly pretty and have awesome magical powers. And, of course, they tend to hate people who would bring war to them.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Rue.
* ParentalAbandonment: Not one member of your party has a known living parent. [[spoiler: Juto was created in a lab, Zephie's mother killed by Schuenzeit (no mention of her father), Crocell's parents were killed during the war, Celestine's mother died when she was a baby, while her father was captured by the Northern Forces and turned into a crazed Sentinel (though she does get to meet his ghost); Argo and Rue's parents are never mentioned, though are almost certainly no longer around]].
* PimpedOutDress: Princess Rzephillda of course wears one, but other girls wear some fancy outfits.
* PaintItBlack: Two races have evil counterparts that are identical, except they include black in their color schemes: the Nekojack for the Nekoneko, and the Blackhorn Trewa to the Bluemoon Trewa.
* PowerGlows: Juto, when he taps into his [[spoiler:Sentinel]] powers. It reaches its apex when he uses Celestial Crusher, his ultimate attack.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Argo, although most other Trewa you meet hate his guts, either for letting his Bluemoon village get sacked, or BECAUSE he's a Bluemoon.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: A mild inversion. [[spoiler:Melissa realizes that Schuenzeit and the Northern Forces are actually in the wrong, and [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides]], even fighting alongside the party for a short time. However, Schuenzeit's [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[TheVamp Claire]] sets off a failsafe she planted with Melissa [[BodyHorror turning her into a monster]]. So while the act of redemption doesn't lead directly to her death, Claire [[MoralEventHorizon made sure it would happen that way anyway]].]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Zephie not only fights on the front line, but as a part of the "Counter-Sentinel Unit" formed to take down the weapons that are destroying entire armies. This goes against the wishes of a lot of nobles in the Southern Forces, who are understandably concerned about what would happen if their only claim to the throne died in action. Unsurprisingly, Zephie's actions can leave Rue exasperated.
* ShowgirlSkirt: Celestine's outfit has a short skirt that wraps halfway behind the waist.
* SkunkStripe: Juto.
* SmugSnake: Alex doesn't even ''try'' to hide how slimy he is. [[spoiler:Big surprise when it turns out he's in cahoots with Schuenzeit]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Even in ''this'' game, Melissa wins the prize. Her first outfit is [[BareYourMidriff essentially just a bra and mini-skirt]]. Her second outfit is a ChainmailBikini with a skirt that barely covers her crotch.
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler:Juto, AKA First Elgar]].
* TerminallyDependentSociety: Lanheim is dependant on La Strada, which provides the world with so much magical energy that they haven't needed to farm food for over one thousand years. [[spoiler:Two years after its destruction, people are getting on just fine with traditional farming methods]].
* TheAtoner: Notably Juto, though both Zephie and Argo show traits of this as well.
* TheNapoleon: Crocell, although his in-game sprite never shows it. Juto and Celestine see it, though.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Juto is Elgar]]. And it is SO. DRAWN. OUT.
* TheStinger: [[spoiler: It is implied that Juto spent the last three years getting better. Somehow]].
* TheStoic: Rue, though she's largely changed during the ending.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Juto, but only when [[spoiler:he taps into his Sentinel powers]].
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:La Strada, complete with trippy purple sky and HR Giger-esque architecture]].
* ThisIsMyStory: Juto narrates the entire story. His narration is [[{{Narm}} horribly melodramatic]].
* TimeSkip: The ending is set three years after slaying the final boss.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Melissa, Vaizen and the Sentinels in general.]]
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Juto underwent this before the story started. [[spoiler:But it wasn't caused by the trauma of war: rather, it was a breakdown of his mental systems caused when he accidentally violated the primary directive given to him by Schuenzeit]].
* TwentyBearAsses: A large portion of the side quests follow this formula.
* TheVamp: Claire.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Zephie, although she's a princess.
* VillainsNeverLie: ''Everyone'' in Lanzheim has a serious case of gullibility. Even your own party members.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Several of the later bosses are capable of killing you in a few combos, though Belial is likely the first one that will give you trouble, as it spams heal when low on life, and the only way to finish it is to skill rush him (provided you've been upgrading them), or equip the [[GameBreaker DLC weapons]].
* WeaponOfChoice
** Swords: Juto
** AnAxeToGrind and DropTheHammer: Argo
** PaperFanOfDoom and SimpleStaff: Zephie
** FuumaShuriken and KatanasAreJustBetter: Rue
** PowerFist: Crocell
** The Archer and ImprobableWeaponUser: Celestine
* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: After 1,000 years of not having to farm, no doubt the populace is concerned about its survival when the prospect of having to return to working for its food is brought up.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Schuenzeit [[spoiler: aka Strass]] and his cronies want to keep Lanzheim prosperous, but seem to have no problem with committing countless atrocities to keep it that way.
** Raud becomes one at the end of the game [[spoiler: after his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal.]] He believes that sacrificing Zephie to La Strada is wrong and the cycle should be broken, but too many people have died for the cycle to end now. His intention is to sacrifice Zephie, and break the cycle the next time around, with no war.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Crocell considers General Zerglone one at first, being a nobleman who fights on the front lines with his troops similar to Zephie. After he meets him though, that illusion is dispelled and Crocell wants to roast him alive.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Celestine is ten years old. The reason she looks older is because the Mare have a shorter lifespan than humans, so their bodies mature faster.
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