Video Game / Rage of Bahamut

Rage of Bahamut is an online mobile CCG developed by Cygames as their first game, and published jointly by Cygames and Mobage. Originally Japan-only, it was later given a US version. Players collect cards by doing quests, prizes, opening up card packs, or trading and use them to battle other players, enhance, or evolve them. Players can also join or create a team called an "order" to participate in in-game events, which allow you to battle other orders and collect points to earn ranks and prizes.

Players and the cards are divided into 3 realms/factions:
  • Gods, which features elves, angels, and deities like Ifrit, Thor, Hercules, and Odin.
  • Man, which features warriors, mages, and mortals like Jeanne D' Arc, Date Masamune, and King Arthur.
  • Demons, which features goblins, vampires, and demonic beings like Fafner, Medusa, and Cerberus and also Half-Human Hybrids like RoB-original Grea.

An anime entitled Rage of Bahamut: Genesis began during the Fall 2014 Anime season. The plot is a Prequel to the events of the game. A sequel anime entitled Rage Of Bahamut: Virgin Soul began during the Spring 2017 Anime season.

As of February 29, 2016, the English version of the game has been shut down, and even the JP version is slowly winding down service thanks to Cygames' later games being more successful. Cygames later released another card game worldwide called Shadowverse which uses the art from many Rage of Bahamut cards.

Tropes of Bahamut:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: One event in early fall 2013 was called "Sea Beast Belly Beach Blast".
  • Angry Guard Dog: Naturally, the Guard Dog - though he's only angry on the final form of his card.
  • Badass Bookworm: Most of the characters from the "Mysteria Academy" event.
  • Badass Normal: A lot of the Man cards are characters that have no magical skills, but still are shown to be great warriors in their flavor text.
  • Bishōnen: Many cards with young male characters are designed this way, such as Beowulf.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Several demon cards, like Camulia for example.
  • But Thou Must!: Most of the beginning event animations involve a character asking you a question such as, "Will you help?" and if you say no, they'll not believe you, or beg you to help, or something along those lines, just repeating the question over and over until you say "yes".
  • Call-Back: The "Chosen Blades" event in February 2014 involved the player returning to several locations that previous events took place (Mysteria Academy and the Castle in the Sky, for instance), meeting/being helped by the protagonists from those events, and, of course, the bosses coming back to life until being defeated again.
  • Christmas Episode: The "Not So Silent Night" event.
  • Cool Pet: Vania's pet dragon, Malinda.
  • Cute Monster Girl / Gorgeous Gorgon: Many of the demon cards.
  • Cute Witch: A lot of the younger spellcasters are cute girls.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: The final form of Vania's card has the ability "Malinda's Breath of Doom".
  • Draconic Humanoid: One character who debuted in the "Mysteria Academy" event is named Grea the Dragonborn. She has horns on her head and dragon wings, and her forearms are scaly.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Nightmare hates being nicknamed "Mary".
  • Expy: A bit of cards, own their design to creatures and characters from Final Fantasy (since, of course, Cygames has a lot of Final Fantasy vets on staff):
  • Fairy Sexy: Most fairies from the god cards.
  • Fanservice: Has long been criticized for the very skimpy outfits and impossible anatomy of some of the cards. Cygames at one point took it a step further, adding Jiggle Physics to some of the event animations, and Lampshading it by literally naming a temporary event card pack "Fanservice Card Pack".
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Vania, the little vampire girl who kept a dragon as a pet in the "Dragon's Awakening" event. She returned, along with a twin brother named Veight, in the "Memories of the Dark" event.
  • Genki Girl: Many of the young female characters who guide you through the quest events, such as Feena and Vania. A lot of the flavor text for cards featuring young female characters portrays them this way, too.
  • Halloween Episode: The event "Manor of Illusions" that ran from October-November 2012 features cards and treasures with pumpkins, candies, and lanterns. There was also one for 2013.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: A lot of the ninja and assassin cards wear gaudy outfits in bright primary colors.
  • Historical Fantasy: There are some man cards that existed in real life like Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura.
  • Horny Devils: Some of the female demon cards, with Lilith being the most prominent.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Veight and Vania fight against other vampires in the Memories of the Dark event.
  • Medieval European Fantasy: The rare and above man cards features cards such as King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot.
  • Microtransactions: You get some card packs and items free in the game, but you can pay money for more.
  • Naughty Nuns: Some of the priestess and female cleric cards wear very revealing outfits.
  • Oral Tradition: The game features gods and demons from at least eight different cultures.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Many of them tend to have little wings on their head.
  • Parental Abandonment: The flavor text on Youthful Bandit claims that he was found in the garbage at the local hospital.
  • Prepare to Die:
    • Said word for word by Alucard in the "Memories of the Dark" event.
    • The flavor text on Vampire Huntress' final form has her saying this to the boss vampire.
  • Promotional Powerless Piece of Garbage: Many of the card rewards from events that most players are able to obtain aren't strong enough to be used competitively.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played straight with a lot of demon cards, but there's plenty of characters - demon and non-demon alike - who have red eyes and aren't evil.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter:
    • The bunnicorn, an adorable, pink-and-white bunny-like creature with a long, fluffy tail and a unicorn horn, which likes to search for flowers to bring to its master.
    • Fluffytail is a dancing squirrel, and flowers bloom where he dances.
  • Sexy Whatever Outfit: It is not uncommon to see mythological gods or creatures designed as attractive young women, even those that are originally male.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Ms. Miranda had them in her entrance in the "Mysteria Academy" event. She turns out to be friendly, though, and they do not shine after that.
  • Spiritual Successor: Before the English version of Rage of Bahamut had even shut down, the developers had already announced Shadowverse, a Hearthstone-esque game which uses card art from RoB.
  • Up to Eleven: The rarest cards used to be SS-Rare cards evolved into their final form, which was Legend rarity. Now there are base Legend cards that evolve into an X-Legend rarity as their final form.
  • Vampire Hunter: The "Memories of the Dark" event involved the player character teaming up with vampire hunters.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Lecia in the "Walfrid's Incredible Air Fleet" event just wanted to live up to her father's legacy.
  • Wizarding School: The "Mysteria Academy" event, as well as its sequel, "Anne and Grea vs Evil", was themed around one.
  • You Fool!: The raid boss Jotunn from the "Anne and Grea vs Evil" event liked to do this. His fight dialogue was "Roar! Go home, fools!" and "FOOL! DISAPPEAR FROM MY SIGHT!"