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Video Game: Ys SEVEN

The seventh game in Ys franchise.

Adol's journeys take him to the land of Altago, and he finds himself caught in a significant role in the land's upcoming destiny.

This game has the examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Used for two siblings Mustafa and Cruxie. Mustafa is a real Arabic name, so it is fitting for someone from a location based on part of North Africa. His younger sister, Cruxie, however, has a name that doesn't sound like something someone from North Africa would have.
  • All in a Row: All current party members are displayed as the player moves about.
  • Arbitrary Head Count Limit: Only three characters can participate in a battle.
  • An Axe to Grind / Drop the Hammer: Mustafa uses axes and hammers, as does Cruxie when she replaces him.
  • Becoming the Mask: Subverted with Scias and Tia, They only acted kind and helpful as part of their disguise, while not to avert suspicion it was to ensure no one saw the warning signs of the Winds Of Destruction outside of the Slowly growing Titanos attacks. When Alicia tries to imply this she gets coldly laughed at for thinking so.
    • Double Subverted when Scias admits to respecting the king and when Tia reveals that Maya's illness is part of her motivation to cleanse Altago.
  • BFS: Couple of Adol's Strike-type weaponry fit the bill.
  • Big Bad: Tialuna, the Maiden of Demise, with Rul-Ende, The Root of All Existence as the Bigger Bad.
  • Blind Seer: Mishera.
  • Bonus Boss: The three Titano Hunts.
  • Boss Subtitles: As per the series, and mixes it up a bit with one boss having the subtitle "big bug beast".
  • Can't Drop The Hero: Played straight due to Adol's role in the plot as the Dragon Warrior.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: After getting the last crest from the Sea Dragon on Ruin Island you go back to your ship only to be attacked by a giant Titano, Just in the nick of time the Dragon Knights show up and Save you. That is only half true however, They are actually here to rescue Aisha and Arrest you for "kidnapping" her and assassinating the King who was murdered mere moments after Adol leaved said King's bedroom.
  • Character Development: Raud starts off as a Jerkass who uses his status to cause trouble about the Altago City, but after the death of his father, he starts cleaning up his act and by the end of the game even becomes Maya's official guardian.
  • Continuity Nod: The adventures in The Ark of Napishtim are mentioned when the party meets with Geis.
  • Cute Mute: Maya, who hasn't spoken since the death of her parents though she's still capable of uttering sounds. She communicates through gestures and facial expressions.
  • Disappears into Light: After the Root of All Existence is defeated, the Dragons and Tia disappear into the light afterwards.
  • Disc One Final Dungeon: Ruins Island acts as one before the story goes through some major shifts.
  • Disney Death: Cruxie dies from Iskan Fever after the party meets with Angue-Barl, but is soon resurrected with the Flame Dragon Stone and joins the quest in behalf of her brother.
  • The Dragon: The Knight of Despair Scias for Tialuna.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: lampshaded when a man asks you to go find some earrings for him after the village elder already told him (and everyone else in the village) about you and how important you are: "Strange men with weapons are the best at finding lost earrings, right?"
  • Duel Boss: Adol is challenged to a duel by Geis, as he wants to test his strength.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: With a twist this time.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Rul-Ende, the Root of All Existence in Altago.
  • Elemental Powers: All playable characters have their own elemental powers.
  • Evil All Along: Tia and Scias reveal themselves as the villains of the game when is engulfed by Wind of Destruction.
  • Evolving Attack: Characters' special moves become stronger and faster as they use them.
  • Feelies: Some versions of the game came with soundtrack CDs.
  • Final Boss, New Dimension: Final boss battle resides in Altago's afterlife, and the fight it self starts in a new dimension.
  • First Town: Altago City.
  • Five-Man Band: Adol and his party:
  • Full Boar Action: Second boss battle is against a large boar named Es Gallion in Shannoa forest.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: The Wind of Destruction acts as this, purifying Altago (read: wipe out all life on it including the land itself to begin anew on a blank slate) if the world balance is broken.
  • Genre Savvy: Dogi is getting this way and occasionally hangs a lampshade on some of the slightly predictable things that happen to he and Adol.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Old Waterway is filled with these, and in the end of it Adol and co. have to fight even bigger one named Valisa Luti.
  • Girl of the Week: Tia.
  • Good Shepherd: Dr. Daleyon more or less fits this description. He is a kind man who genuinely cares for other people.
  • Guest Star Party Member: Sigroon replaces Aisha for some time in the latter's absence and fights the same way, and the same thing, down to weapon usage, happens with Mustafa letting Cruxie fight alongside Adol as he stays behind to keep watch over his village.
  • Harder Than Hard: The Nightmare difficulty significantly boosts bosses' health and strength.
  • Heroic Mime: Aside from battles, Adol has no written dialogue, but his interactions are relayed to the player ("Adol explained X" and so on).
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first fight with Scias. You can knock down his health a little bit, but once you reach a certain point all your attacks stop doing damage and you just have to let him kill you. Hope you didn't waste your healing items.
  • Item Crafting: You can create certain equipment and items by gathering the right synthesis materials.
  • It's Pronounced Tro-PAY : Cruxie's name is pronounced "croo-she-ah" but spoken quickly, per the instruction manual (and Cruxie herself when you first meet her). Not "crucks-ee".
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Scias is the first character in the series to have something recognizable as a katana.
  • Lost Forever: A number of quests must be completed before a certain event in the story renders them unfinishable.
  • The Magic Goes Away: The defeat of Rul-Ende causes the Dragon Gods' disappearing from Altago forever along with the Wind of Destruction.
  • Marathon Boss / Sequential Boss: The final fight consists of four phases, all but the first of which take a long time. The entire battle can easily last upwards of an hour.
  • Master Swordsman: Scias is presented as one.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Aisha sports these when ventures off from the palace as King Incognito.
  • The Reveal:
    • Tia and Scias are actually villains.
    • Dragon Warrior's role is to represent all of Altago's hope, and act as a sacrifice for its destruction.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Aisha is not content on just sittin in the palace, she actively investigates the going-ons in Altago to help her father.
  • Sand Worm: One of the optional bosses is a sandworm named Soldi Orm in Segram.
  • Screw Destiny: The latter half of the game uses this as characters' motivation after they learn the truth about Adol's real role as the Dragon Warrior.
  • Sequential Boss: The final battle naturally. It consists of fighting the Big Bad with your current party. Your entire party then takes on the Bigger Bad with three characters taking on the first stage which Turns Red, a different three characters taking on the second stage which also Turns Red and Adol soloing the last stage which consists of two parts. Better hope your healing items last you.
  • Shout-Out:
    • A peddler in Altago has two longmas (beasts of burden) named "Snowball" and "Santa's Helper"
    • A gossipy man in the Altago was trying to remember the name of the flower girl. "Irith?... Eris? Iris?" He's way wrong, but the name sounds familiar...
    • After Adol defeats the titano during the execution ceremony after being framed for murdering Altago's king, Dogi and Geis break through a door and the latter says, "Say hello to my little friend!" Funnily enough, Geis's face is scarred.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Tia has many of these elements. Until she decides to sit in judgment over all Altago, anyway.
  • Squishy Wizard: Mishera can deal good damage but cannot take much punishment, especially in higher difficulties.
  • Stripperific: Tia, post-reveal, wears a skimpy outfit.
  • Suspicious Video Game Generosity: Every time you see a Crystal in front of a path you know a boss is coming up.
  • Trick Boss: After defeating the Big Bad, the Bigger Bad shows itself.
  • Twenty Bear Asses: Nearly all of the optional quests require you to fetch a certain number of a particular type of item. Somewhat justified in that you're being asked to fetch things for researchers and merchants who want to study Altago or have goods representing each region or tribe.
  • The Underworld: The Well of Souls, Altago's afterlife.
  • Vicious Cycle: Altago has wiped clean several times before the game's events, and is now gearing for another.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tialuna and Scias.
  • Whip It Good: Altago's official executioner Ursa prefers a whip. The coliseum, where she resides is even described as a place of gratuitous whipping.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Scias after the reveal.

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