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* BaitAndSwitchOpening: The first scene of the season initially makes it seem like Tari is trying to pull an escape attempt, but it’s soon revealed to be a game her and Belle are playing in a show match.

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* BaitAndSwitchOpening: BaitAndSwitch: The first scene of the season initially makes it seem like Tari is trying to pull an escape attempt, but it’s soon revealed to be a game her and Belle are playing in a show match.

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* BaitAndSwitchOpening: The first scene of the season initially makes it seem like Tari is trying to pull an escape attempt, but it’s soon revealed to be a game her and Belle are playing in a show match.


* DespairEventHorizon: Tari is shown to be largely unhappy during her time at [=TASCorp=] despite her six-month string of victories, between the traumatic events of "Shutdown", Lucks' constant stream of criticism and Belle's coldness towards her. She answers Lucks with a depressed-sounding "Yes, sir" several times thoughout the episode, comes close to having a breakdown when she demands to see Theo again for the first time in weeks, and even when she does get to see him, she's well aware of the hopelessness of their situation even when she reassures Theo that they'll see MD-5 again one day

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* DespairEventHorizon: Tari is shown to be largely unhappy during her time at [=TASCorp=] despite her six-month string of victories, between the traumatic events of "Shutdown", Lucks' constant stream of criticism and Belle's coldness towards her.her due to believing Tari is responsible for whatever happened to Lucinia. She answers Lucks with a depressed-sounding "Yes, sir" several times thoughout the episode, comes close to having a breakdown when she demands to see Theo again for the first time in weeks, and even when she does get to see him, she's well aware of the hopelessness of their situation even when she reassures Theo that they'll see MD-5 again one day


* DespairEventHorizon: Tari is shown to be largely unhappy during her time at [=TASCorp=] despite her six-month string of victories, between the traumatic events of "Shutdown", Lucks' constant stream of criticism and Belle's coldness towards her. She answers Lucks with a depressed-sounding "Yes, sir" several times thoughout the episode, comes close to having a breakdown when she demands to see Theo again for the first time in weeks, and even when she does get to see him, she's well aware of the hopelessness of their situation even when she reassures Theo that they'll see MD-5 again one day



* TimeSkip: The episode picks up six months after the events of “Shutdown”, showing where the cast has ended up since then.

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* TimeSkip: The episode picks up six months after the events of “Shutdown”, showing where the cast has ended up since then.then.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: The low-tier part of Silica City where Lamar and Sofia finally reunite with Masa, which is essentially, a dark, grimy back alley.


* TheFellowshipHasEnded: Masa believed MD-5 to be done for after MD-5's defeat, leading him to abandon Lamar and Sofia afterwards. When the two find him six months later, he refuses to rejoin them until Sofia tell him about [[HopeSpot her phone.]]

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* TheFellowshipHasEnded: Masa believed MD-5 to be done for after MD-5's defeat, their defeat at the arena, leading him to abandon Lamar and Sofia afterwards. When the two find him six months later, he refuses to rejoin them until Sofia tell him about [[HopeSpot her phone.]]


* CallBack: Theo's only companion in his holding cell is the Elder Tomato, who can still only recite the extremely long backstory for Simpleflip Island.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Evelyn establishes her bratty attitude when she comes into Belle’s room uninvited and goes on a brief tirade about how Lucks is giving more attention to Tari than her.
* HeroicBSOD: Masa was hit hard by the failure of Operation Silent Demon, as he abandoned Lamar and Sofia soon after, and spent the next six months off the grid, now hanging around a low-tier part of Silica City and dueling gamers for money with a one-handed controller. When Lamar and Sofia finally find him, he initially refuses to join up with them again, declaring MD-5 to be finished, before Sofia tells him about her phone with the backup of the incriminating data on [=TASCorp=] currently being in the possession of Belle.

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* CallBack: Theo's only sentient companion in his holding cell is the Elder Tomato, who can still only recite the extremely long backstory for Simpleflip Island.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Evelyn establishes her bratty bratty, self-centered attitude when she comes into Belle’s room uninvited and goes on a brief tirade about how Lucks is giving more attention to Tari than her.
* TheFellowshipHasEnded: Masa believed MD-5 to be done for after MD-5's defeat, leading him to abandon Lamar and Sofia afterwards. When the two find him six months later, he refuses to rejoin them until Sofia tell him about [[HopeSpot her phone.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Masa was hit hard by the failure of Operation Silent Demon, as he abandoned Lamar and Sofia soon after, and spent the next six months off the grid, now hanging around a low-tier part of Silica City and dueling gamers for money with a one-handed controller. When Lamar and Sofia finally find him, he initially refuses to join up with them again, declaring MD-5 to be finished, before Sofia tells him about her phone with the backup of the incriminating data on [=TASCorp=] which is currently being in the possession of Belle.


* CallBack: Theo's only companion in his virtual holding cell is the Elder Tomato, who can still only recite the extremely long backstory for Simpleflip Island.

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* CallBack: Theo's only companion in his virtual holding cell is the Elder Tomato, who can still only recite the extremely long backstory for Simpleflip Island.

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* CallBack: Theo's only companion in his virtual holding cell is the Elder Tomato, who can still only recite the extremely long backstory for Simpleflip Island.

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* ProductPlacement: For the first time, the series features a real-life video game, ''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/630030/War_Tech_Fighters/ War Tech Fighters]]'', which is what Masa is playing during his reintroduction.


!!Episode 1 provides examples of:

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!!Episode 1 11 provides examples of:


* HeroicBSOD: Masa was hit hard by the failure of Operation Silent Demon, as he abandoned Lamar and Sofia soon after, and spent the next six months off the grid, now hanging around a low-tier part of Silica City and dueling gamers for money with a one-handed controller. When Lamar and Sofia finally find him, he initially refuses to join up with them again, declaring MD-5 to be finished, before Sofia tells him about her phone with the backup of the incriminating data on [=TASCorp=] currently being in the possession of Belle.

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* HeroicBSOD: Masa was hit hard by the failure of Operation Silent Demon, as he abandoned Lamar and Sofia soon after, and spent the next six months off the grid, now hanging around a low-tier part of Silica City and dueling gamers for money with a one-handed controller. When Lamar and Sofia finally find him, he initially refuses to join up with them again, declaring MD-5 to be finished, before Sofia tells him about her phone with the backup of the incriminating data on [=TASCorp=] currently being in the possession of Belle.Belle.
* TimeSkip: The episode picks up six months after the events of “Shutdown”, showing where the cast has ended up since then.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Evelyn establishes her bratty attitude when she comes into Belle’s room uninvited and goes on a brief tirade about how Lucks is giving more attention to Tari than her.


Six months have passed since the underground ''Tempest'' tournament, when Tari gave herself up to Lucks and [=TASCorp=] in order to let MD-5 walk away, defeated, and Theo ended up in limbo with his life dependent of the former two keeping up their ends of the deal. This episode reveals what has become of them.

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Six months have passed since the underground ''Tempest'' tournament, when Tari gave herself up to Lucks and [=TASCorp=] in order to let MD-5 walk away, defeated, and Theo ended up in limbo with his life dependent of the former two keeping up their ends of the deal. This episode reveals what has become of them.them.

!!Episode 1 provides examples of:
* HeroicBSOD: Masa was hit hard by the failure of Operation Silent Demon, as he abandoned Lamar and Sofia soon after, and spent the next six months off the grid, now hanging around a low-tier part of Silica City and dueling gamers for money with a one-handed controller. When Lamar and Sofia finally find him, he initially refuses to join up with them again, declaring MD-5 to be finished, before Sofia tells him about her phone with the backup of the incriminating data on [=TASCorp=] currently being in the possession of Belle.

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