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Filena is a girl living in the empire of Devis. However, she has been [[SweetPollyOliver raised as a boy nearly all her life]] by her adoptive grandfather/master Zenna, specifically so that she can compete in the brutal Battles the Empire holds. She is one of the Clechia caste--slaves and second-rate citizens in the empire--and battling is probably the better life, considering the alternative is probably being a concubine. Sound normal so far? Keep going.

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Filena is a girl living in the empire TheEmpire of Devis. However, she has been [[SweetPollyOliver raised as a boy nearly all her life]] by her adoptive grandfather/master Zenna, specifically so that she can compete in the brutal Battles the Empire holds. She is one of the Clechia caste--slaves and second-rate citizens in the empire--and battling is probably the better life, considering the alternative is probably being a concubine. Sound normal so far? Keep going.



Things start going pear-shaped after Filena is forced to, in succession, kill a man the Battle Writer claims is her brother (hint: He's not) and her master, Zenna. Her not-brother had a wife and child, who now have it in for her. And her master hands her a mystic pendant, which contains a video file explaining that Filena is the heir to a long-lost sea kingdom. Then, naturally, Filena and Lila go on the run, tailing the Battle Writer, the dead man's wife, and, eventually, many more as they become embroiled in the rebellion against the Empire.

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Things start going pear-shaped after Filena is forced to, in succession, kill a man the Battle Writer claims is her brother (hint: He's not) and her master, Zenna. Her not-brother had a wife and child, who now have it in for her. And her master hands her a mystic pendant, which contains a video file explaining that Filena is the heir to a long-lost sea kingdom. Then, naturally, Filena and Lila go on the run, tailing the Battle Writer, the dead man's wife, and, eventually, many more as they become embroiled in [[LaResistance the rebellion rebellion]] against the Empire.


First, the basics: ''Eien no Filena'' (''Eternal Filena'') is a series of {{Light Novel}}s that ran from 1985 to 1994 and was later adapted into an RPG for the SuperFamicom in 1995... [[NoExportForYou in Japan.]] It was never released overseas. And if you're wondering why, simply read on...

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First, the basics: ''Eien no Filena'' (''Eternal Filena'') is a series of {{Light Novel}}s that ran from 1985 to 1994 and was later adapted into an RPG for the SuperFamicom UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom in 1995... [[NoExportForYou in Japan.]] It was never released overseas. And if you're wondering why, simply read on...


* FanTranslation: One coupled with a LetsPlay, as a matter of fact.


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First, the basics: ''Eien no Filena'' (''Eternal Filena'') is a series of [[LightNovels light novels]] that ran from 1985 to 1994 and was later adapted into an RPG for the SuperFamicom in 1995... [[NoExportForYou in Japan.]] It was never released overseas. And if you're wondering why, simply read on...

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First, the basics: ''Eien no Filena'' (''Eternal Filena'') is a series of [[LightNovels light novels]] {{Light Novel}}s that ran from 1985 to 1994 and was later adapted into an RPG for the SuperFamicom in 1995... [[NoExportForYou in Japan.]] It was never released overseas. And if you're wondering why, simply read on...






* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler: Nest: "Didn't I tell you I just can't up and die now...?"]]

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* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Nest: "Didn't I tell you I just can't up and die now...?"]]



* [[spoiler: EvilutionaryBiologist]]

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* [[spoiler: EvilutionaryBiologist]]EvilutionaryBiologist



* [[spoiler: PlotRelevantAgeUp:]] Fis.

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* [[spoiler: PlotRelevantAgeUp:]] Fis. PlotRelevantAgeUp: [[spoiler:Fis. ]]



* [[spoiler: ReligionOfEvil]]

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* [[spoiler: ReligionOfEvil]]ReligionOfEvil



* SecretLegacy: Filena, you're the heir to Filosera!

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* SecretLegacy: SecretLegacy:
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Filena, you're the heir to Filosera!


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* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: Lila is Filena's self-proclaimed wife.


And to top it all off, the entire time, Filena's "disguise" becomes [[PaperThinDisguise increasingly more transparent while never actually losing its effectiveness.]] Even with a name like "Filena." Even with Lila--who knows Filena's secret from the very start, and becomes yet ever more insistant on calling Filena her "husband..."

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And to top it all off, the entire time, Filena's "disguise" becomes [[PaperThinDisguise increasingly more transparent while never actually losing its effectiveness.]] Even with a name like "Filena." Even with Lila--who knows Filena's secret from the very start, and becomes yet ever more insistant insistent on calling Filena her "husband..."



* ActionGirl: If a female character is named, the chance that they kick ass is 1.



* ActionGirl: If a female character is named, the chance that they kick ass is 1.



* WidgetSeries: A gladiator woman who is not very good at looking like a man and her concubine rebel against an evil empire!



* WidgetSeries: A gladiator woman who is not very good at looking like a man and her concubine rebel against an evil empire!


* LesYay: Is Lila in love with Filena herself, or herself as viewed through her male persona?

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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Black Devils go down really easily in cutscenes, starting with Nest blasting one in the back with a laser gun (that he doesn't use at any other time).

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* {{Kayfabe}}: That thing about Filena's "brother" is just something the producers put on to drive the ratings up.

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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Lila is somewhat upset that Filena won't sleep with her before "his" first battle. This is partly because if they don't sleep together, she'll be punished, but partly because she's offended that Filena doesn't think she's beautiful enough.


Right before her battle debut, Filena is given a concubine named Lila to [[YouDontWantToDieAVirginDoYou make her potentially last hours more pleasurable]]. After beating around the bush a little, Filena finally reveals her secret to Lila. Lila is only moderately perturbed, and, after Filena wins her first battle, moves into Filena's house and becomes her [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "wife."]]

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Right before her battle debut, Filena is given a concubine named Lila to [[YouDontWantToDieAVirginDoYou [[MustNotDieAVirgin make her potentially last hours more pleasurable]]. After beating around the bush a little, Filena finally reveals her secret to Lila. Lila is only moderately perturbed, and, after Filena wins her first battle, moves into Filena's house and becomes her [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "wife."]]

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You might want to sit down for this one. Are you sitting? OK? Good.

First, the basics: ''Eien no Filena'' (''Eternal Filena'') is a series of [[LightNovels light novels]] that ran from 1985 to 1994 and was later adapted into an RPG for the SuperFamicom in 1995... [[NoExportForYou in Japan.]] It was never released overseas. And if you're wondering why, simply read on...

Filena is a girl living in the empire of Devis. However, she has been [[SweetPollyOliver raised as a boy nearly all her life]] by her adoptive grandfather/master Zenna, specifically so that she can compete in the brutal Battles the Empire holds. She is one of the Clechia caste--slaves and second-rate citizens in the empire--and battling is probably the better life, considering the alternative is probably being a concubine. Sound normal so far? Keep going.

Right before her battle debut, Filena is given a concubine named Lila to [[YouDontWantToDieAVirginDoYou make her potentially last hours more pleasurable]]. After beating around the bush a little, Filena finally reveals her secret to Lila. Lila is only moderately perturbed, and, after Filena wins her first battle, moves into Filena's house and becomes her [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "wife."]]

Things start going pear-shaped after Filena is forced to, in succession, kill a man the Battle Writer claims is her brother (hint: He's not) and her master, Zenna. Her not-brother had a wife and child, who now have it in for her. And her master hands her a mystic pendant, which contains a video file explaining that Filena is the heir to a long-lost sea kingdom. Then, naturally, Filena and Lila go on the run, tailing the Battle Writer, the dead man's wife, and, eventually, many more as they become embroiled in the rebellion against the Empire.

And to top it all off, the entire time, Filena's "disguise" becomes [[PaperThinDisguise increasingly more transparent while never actually losing its effectiveness.]] Even with a name like "Filena." Even with Lila--who knows Filena's secret from the very start, and becomes yet ever more insistant on calling Filena her "husband..."

Yes, it's [[WidgetSeries that kind of series.]]

Although never released in the US, a fan translation patch for the game is available.
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!!This game contains examples of:

* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]
* ActionGirl: If a female character is named, the chance that they kick ass is 1.
* BloodSport: The Battles that take place in the Colosseum.
* BrokenBridge: "I can't let you past this checkpoint without proof! I can't let you into the mine without proof! I can't let you up a level without proof!" Not exactly subtle, are they?
* CrapsackWorld: 1) Life sucks for Clechia, 2) Imperials are stuck-up snobs, and 3) Clechia smell bad. Got it? No? Don't worry, because you're going to hear about it plenty more.
* DirtyOldMan: Via his "playboy powers," he can see through Filena's disguise.
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler: Nest: "Didn't I tell you I just can't up and die now...?"]]
* TheEvilEmpire: Devis, natch.
* [[spoiler: EvilutionaryBiologist]]
* FairyBattle: If ever you can only do 1 damage to an enemy and all their attacks miss, yep, it's one of these. [[spoiler: The Birthless Life doesn't have any battling, just a battle screen and talking.]]
* FanTranslation: One coupled with a LetsPlay, as a matter of fact.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler: The Incarnation of Hatred.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: Everyone who isn't Filena or Lila [[spoiler: and later Hunter, the dog]] drops in and out like flies!
* LesYay: Is Lila in love with Filena herself, or herself as viewed through her male persona?
* MarshmallowHell: How Laris eventually realizes Filena's true sex.
* ObviouslyEvil: The resident OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, the Black Devils.
* [[spoiler: PlotRelevantAgeUp:]] Fis.
* PregnantBadass: Amanela is a variant, being a "Just-Gave-Birth" badass instead.
* RecurringBoss: The Black Devils.
* RecursiveCrossdressing: Filena is a woman dressing as a man who has to dress as a woman to pass as one of the Meemez sect.
* [[spoiler: ReligionOfEvil]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Lila and Filena. [[spoiler: Lila even says she loves Filena, and they do end up ruling a kingdom together, but they never really explain whether Filena loves Lila back, or if her feelings are just platonic.]]
* SchizoTech: Things they have in Devis: Teleporters, computers (personal and otherwise), video recording software, {{Ray Gun}}s. Things they apparently lack: Indoor plumbing, cars, air fresheners.
* SecretLegacy: Filena, you're the heir to Filosera!
** [[spoiler: Lila, you're also a Filoseran!]]
* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: It helps if you've played through the game before so you know who to steal gear off of, [[spoiler: except for Amanela, who automatically gives you hers]].
* StrangelyEffectiveDisguise: With her flowing blonde hair and ''breasts,'' one wonders how Filena's managed to keep it up for so long.
* SweetPollyOliver
** SweetOnPollyOliver: To the letter, as Laris can't figure out why he gets "those feelings" when he looks at Filena.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Fis, in a way.]]
* TrueCompanions: Filena's first "true" party: "Yes, we're all friends!" [[spoiler: Too bad Nest vanishes for a good long while and Milika gets killed.]]
* TykeBomb: Filena herself, in a fashion. [[spoiler: Fis as well, though that's by virtue of being de-tyked.]]
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Who's the guy you need to find for your quest? [[spoiler: The one with the unique sprite, obviously!]]
* WidgetSeries: A gladiator woman who is not very good at looking like a man and her concubine rebel against an evil empire!
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