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** Even the [[SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration game mechanics]] show Faye's mental instability. As the Support between her and Alm increases, Faye gets higher Hit and Crit rates but her Dodge rate ''drops''. This Support is the only one that does this, and the implication is that when Alm is nearby, Faye goes into a berserker like rampage without any regard for her own life.
* Berkut, the heir apparent to the Rigelian throne, is another character who is not mentally sound in the slightest. He so desperately desires to prove his worth and his strength any second he's on screen. He has an utter ''hatred'' for Alm and the Deliverance, and after suffering a defeat at the border, he decides to break a mirror filled with dark magic given to him by Nuibaba, which summons a horde of Terrors from that ground (which provides the page image) that try to drag everyone, both Alm's side and Berkut's side, straight down to hell. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Berkut himself is disgusted]], calling the power hideous.

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** Even the [[SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration game mechanics]] show Faye's mental instability. As the Support between her and Alm increases, Faye gets higher Hit and Crit rates but her Dodge rate ''drops''. This Support is the only one that does this, and the implication is that when Alm is nearby, Faye goes into a berserker like berserker-like rampage without any regard for her own life.
* Berkut, the heir apparent to the Rigelian throne, is another character who is not mentally sound in the slightest. He so desperately desires to prove his worth and his strength any and every second he's on screen. He has an utter ''hatred'' for Alm and the Deliverance, and after suffering a defeat at the border, he decides to break a mirror filled with dark magic given to him by Nuibaba, which summons a horde of Terrors from that the ground (which provides the page image) that try to drag everyone, both Alm's side and Berkut's side, straight down to hell. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Berkut himself is disgusted]], calling the power hideous.



* Fernand himself is equal parts NightmareFuel and TearJerker. His ''entire family'' was killed in a peasant uprising, including his ''very young step-siblings'' who he clearly adored. He's another character who's likely dealing with some kind of PTSD or some other disorder. While it's not quite to Berkut's level, it's still ''quite'' jarring to see him go from relatively pleasant in the earlier Rise of the Deliverance DLC to progressively snappier by the time of the main game.

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* Fernand himself is equal parts NightmareFuel and TearJerker. His ''entire family'' was killed in a peasant uprising, including his ''very young step-siblings'' stepsiblings'' who he clearly adored. He's another character who's likely dealing with some kind of PTSD or some other disorder. While it's not quite to Berkut's level, thank God, it's still ''quite'' jarring to see him go from relatively pleasant in the earlier Rise of the Deliverance DLC to progressively snappier by the time of the main game.



* Near the end of Celica's part of Act III, we get a [[https://youtu.be/wD5QgKmn5lY?t=529 cutscene]] of Rudolf arriving at Mila's temple to imprison her. She initially remains calm, but when she notices that Rudolf brought the Falchion with him, she completely '''snaps'''. In a space of few seconds, her irises suddenly shrink, she gives a brief SlasherSmile before switching to expression of pure rage, and unleashes a wave of power that knocks out everyone in the room save for Rudolf - including her own disciples - before trying to blast him with enormous sphere of energy. Given her descriptions portrayed her as a peaceful and benevolent goddess, this might be quite shocking - and it shows that Mila and Duma really are NotSoDifferent in the depths of their madness.

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* Near the end of Celica's part of Act III, we get a [[https://youtu.be/wD5QgKmn5lY?t=529 cutscene]] of Rudolf arriving at Mila's temple to imprison her. She initially remains calm, but when she notices that Rudolf brought the Falchion with him, she completely '''snaps'''. In a space of few seconds, her irises suddenly shrink, she gives a brief SlasherSmile before switching to expression of pure rage, and unleashes a wave of power that knocks out everyone in the room save for Rudolf - including her own disciples - before trying to blast him with an enormous sphere of energy. Given her descriptions portrayed her as a peaceful and benevolent goddess, this might be quite shocking - and it shows that Mila and Duma really are NotSoDifferent in the depths of their madness.


''possesses the carcass of his sister'', Mila, during the fight.


** Given how Duma is seen as a grotesque floating eyeball and the sequence that plays after entering the final battle, it is safe to assume that Duma ''possesses the carcass of his sister'', Mila, during the fight.

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** Given how Duma is seen as a grotesque floating eyeball and the sequence that plays after entering the final battle, it is safe to assume that Duma ''possesses the carcass of his sister'', Mila, during the fight.


* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was actually in danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.

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* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards hordes of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was actually in danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.


* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was in actually danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.

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* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was in actually in danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.


*** Even worse, Celica became this way when Jedah had offered her soul to Duma. In other words, he [[SoulEating fed her soul to Duma!]] Her ''goddamn'' '''''soul''''', gone! It's never explained how, or if, her soul was restored when her mind was freed by Mila. She appears sane, and sure doesn't act like a [[TheSoulless soulless shell]], but her soul is definitely ''gone!'' It's horrible to think what that might mean post-story.

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*** Even worse, Celica became this way when Jedah had offered her soul to Duma. In other words, he [[SoulEating fed her soul to Duma!]] Her ''goddamn'' '''''soul''''', gone! It's never explained how, or if, her soul was restored when her mind was freed by Mila. She appears sane, and sure doesn't act like a [[TheSoulless [[EmptyShell soulless shell]], but her soul is definitely ''gone!'' It's horrible to think what that might mean post-story.

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* Fernand himself is equal parts NightmareFuel and TearJerker. His ''entire family'' was killed in a peasant uprising, including his ''very young step-siblings'' who he clearly adored. He's another character who's likely dealing with some kind of PTSD or some other disorder. While it's not quite to Berkut's level, it's still ''quite'' jarring to see him go from relatively pleasant in the earlier Rise of the Deliverance DLC to progressively snappier by the time of the main game.


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** Not helping is the fact that they're implied to have been normal humans at one point, and yet somehow they've turned into these... [[BodyHorror creepy giant things]]. And even worse, they spawn ''continuously'', and get stronger and stronger, easily overwhelming the player even if they have a high-level party.


* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer [[spoiler:by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide]] was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was in actually danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.

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* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer [[spoiler:by by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide]] patricide was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was in actually danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.


* The Lords of the Grave DLC is about an army of warriors who had fallen in a war, and their coffins were violated and destroyed. They return from the dead to enact vengeance upon the living. They are called Tomb Lords, possess high stats, some in particular having HP so high that it doesn't even show properly, and they're also quite [[http://i.imgur.com/gCVQLq7.jpg ghastly to behold]].

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* The Lords of the Grave DLC is about an army of warriors who had fallen in a war, and their coffins were violated and destroyed. They return from the dead to enact vengeance upon the living. They are called Tomb Lords, possess high stats, some in particular having HP so high that it doesn't even show properly, and they're also quite [[http://i.imgur.com/gCVQLq7.jpg ghastly to behold]].behold]].
* At the end of Act 4, Jedah teleports Celica's army away when she meets with him at Duma Tower. Jedah assures her that they've just been teleported to the first floor when, in reality, they've been sent into the depths of Duma Temple and are fighting hoards of Terrors. In a way, it's probably better off that Celica didn't know; watching Alm suffer [[spoiler:by unknowingly killing his father in an act of patricide]] was enough to make her agree to offer her soul, but if she knew everyone else she cared about was in actually danger, she would have probably traded it on the spot. You can only imagine what would have happened then.


*** Even worse, Celica became this way when Jedah had offered her soul to Duma. Her soul. Her ''goddamn'' '''''soul''''', gone! It's never explained how, or if, her soul was restored when her mind was freed by Mila. She appears sane, and sure doesn't act like a [[TheSoulless soulless shell]], but her soul is definitely ''gone!'' It's horrible to think what that might mean post-story.

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*** Even worse, Celica became this way when Jedah had offered her soul to Duma. Her soul. In other words, he [[SoulEating fed her soul to Duma!]] Her ''goddamn'' '''''soul''''', gone! It's never explained how, or if, her soul was restored when her mind was freed by Mila. She appears sane, and sure doesn't act like a [[TheSoulless soulless shell]], but her soul is definitely ''gone!'' It's horrible to think what that might mean post-story.

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*** Even worse, Celica became this way when Jedah had offered her soul to Duma. Her soul. Her ''goddamn'' '''''soul''''', gone! It's never explained how, or if, her soul was restored when her mind was freed by Mila. She appears sane, and sure doesn't act like a [[TheSoulless soulless shell]], but her soul is definitely ''gone!'' It's horrible to think what that might mean post-story.


* Near the end of Celica's part of Act III, we get a [[https://youtu.be/wD5QgKmn5lY?t=529 cutscene]] of Rudolf arriving at Mila's temple to imprison her. She initially remains calm, but when she notices that Rudolf brought the Falchion with him, she completely '''snaps'''. In a space of few seconds, her irises suddenly shrink, she gives a brief SlasherSmile before switching to expression of pure rage, and unleashes a wave of power that knocks out everyone in the room save for Rudolf - including her own disciples - before trying to blast him with enormous sphere of energy. Given her descriptions portrayed her as a peaceful and benevolent goddess, this might be quite shocking - and it shows that Mila and Duma really are NotSoDifferent.

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* Near the end of Celica's part of Act III, we get a [[https://youtu.be/wD5QgKmn5lY?t=529 cutscene]] of Rudolf arriving at Mila's temple to imprison her. She initially remains calm, but when she notices that Rudolf brought the Falchion with him, she completely '''snaps'''. In a space of few seconds, her irises suddenly shrink, she gives a brief SlasherSmile before switching to expression of pure rage, and unleashes a wave of power that knocks out everyone in the room save for Rudolf - including her own disciples - before trying to blast him with enormous sphere of energy. Given her descriptions portrayed her as a peaceful and benevolent goddess, this might be quite shocking - and it shows that Mila and Duma really are NotSoDifferent.NotSoDifferent in the depths of their madness.

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*** [[FromBadToWorse Even worse]], the tablet that says Forneus gave Grima some of his own blood cuts off suddenly at the end, implying that Grima killed Forneus then (or at the very least attacked him). And it also gave the two of them a mind link, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Forneus himself seems horrified]] at just how dark and violent Grima's thoughts are.


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*** While there ''are'' fire dragons at other points in the dungeon, breaking down the wall and then seeing the last fire dragon roaring at you can be ''quite'' the JumpScare.
** When the player first jumps into the final floor, the first area is [[NothingIsScarier almost completely silent]], creating some ParanoiaFuel.

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** Not helping is how the music suddenly changes to a [[HellIsThatNoise very tense theme]] when there's an enemy nearby. It's even worse if you're in an area like the Sylvan Shrine or Duma's Tower, where, depending on where you're standing and the camera angle, you might have trouble seeing the enemy. ''And yet that theme keeps playing'' anyway.


** Afterwards, he suffers a magnificent VillainousBreakdown and crosses the DespairEventHorizon after finding out that Alm was Rudolf's son and therefore he could never be Emperor. He then gives into more of Duma's power and sacrifices Rinea who becomes a Witch that's set [[WreathedInFlames aflame, while Berkut himself wields a demonic looking lance, glowing an equally demonic red aura]]. This is a man who has crossed the line and has truly descended into madness and it's just ''terrifying'' to witness, and it's done especially well thanks to his voice actor Creator/IanSinclair really portraying this insanity very well.

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** Afterwards, he suffers a magnificent VillainousBreakdown and crosses the DespairEventHorizon after finding out that Alm was Rudolf's son and therefore he could never be Emperor. He then gives into more of Duma's power and sacrifices Rinea who becomes a Witch that's set [[WreathedInFlames aflame, while Berkut himself wields a demonic looking lance, glowing an equally demonic red aura]]. This is a man who has crossed the line and has truly descended into madness and it's just ''terrifying'' to witness, and it's done especially well thanks to his voice actor Creator/IanSinclair really portraying this insanity very well. It's to the point where Fernand can barely even recognize him after what he's become.
--->'''Fernand:''' Who are you? What have you done to Lady Rinea?

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