Video Game: Saga

An RPG series created by Squaresoft. In North America, the first three games were released as part of the hell-raisingly popular Final Fantasy series under the name Final Fantasy Legend. (Similarly, the first World of Mana game was released as Final Fantasy Adventure).

The series consists of:

Tropes featured:

  • Hit Points: Restored after each battle and includes another type, called Life Points which are more limited and require sleeping somewhere or healing items to regain them.
  • Mutagenic Food: depending on the game, both monster meat and robot components can either turn your character into a monster/robot OR be a simple way for monsters & robots to get new abilities.
  • Non Standard Skill Learning: Generally the player can spark learning new skills (randomly, of course) by spamming abilities lower on the skill tree.