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* SmugSnake: The majority of the villains and thus making it all the more fun to slap them around. [[spoiler: Bishop Falss and Bourd Rade from the first game]] are {{egregious}} examples because they hoisted by their own petard.

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* SmugSnake: The majority of the villains and thus making it all the more fun to slap them around. [[spoiler: Bishop Falss and Bourd Rade from the first game]] are {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples because they hoisted by their own petard.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Lyner's final creation, the "Ar Tonelico??" is a pocket-sized version of the reactor that powers their third of the remaining world. It is meant to be used as a hand grenade. The typical gamer reaction is to expect it to be a regular Slap On The Wrist Nuke. Unfortunately, the game decides to turn logical on you all of a sudden, and using your pocket WMD results in exactly what the description suggests should happen: Your party, and presumably everything else in miles, is instantly decimated and you get a game over. Thus, DeathByGenreSavvy for the player.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Lyner's final creation, the "Ar Tonelico??" tonelico?" is a pocket-sized miniaturized version of the reactor that powers their third of Tower in which the remaining world.characters live. It is meant to be used as a hand grenade. The typical gamer reaction is to expect it to be a regular Slap On The Wrist Nuke. Unfortunately, the game decides to turn logical on you all of a sudden, and using your pocket WMD results in exactly what the description suggests should happen: Your party, and presumably everything else in miles, is instantly decimated and you get a game over. an Ar tonelico Song Magic blasting the whole battlefield, enemies and allies alike. Thus, DeathByGenreSavvy for the player.player unless they have high enough stats to survive the blast.



* GeniusDitz: Lyner is definitely BookDumb because he is repeatedly harassed about it throughout the game. He also mastered the basics of [[ItemCrafting Grathmelding]] in less than a day and became the main source of everything the party uses throughout the game. By the third phase, the stuff he cooks up rivals or surpasses [[LostTechnology First Era technology]], he is teaching Grathmelding to the one who created its basic principles centuries ago and his magnum opus is a pocket-sized version of the gigantic building-sized power reactor that powers their entire civilization.

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* GeniusDitz: Lyner is definitely BookDumb because he is repeatedly harassed about it throughout the game. He also mastered the basics of [[ItemCrafting Grathmelding]] in less than a day and became the main source of everything the party uses throughout the game. By the third phase, the stuff he cooks up rivals or surpasses [[LostTechnology First Era technology]], he is teaching Grathmelding to the one who created its basic principles centuries ago and his magnum opus is a pocket-sized version of the gigantic building-sized power reactor that powers their entire civilization.whole Tower they live in.



* HomemadeInventions: As mentioned above, Lyner is the party's only real source of equipment, regardless of variety or technological complexity. Everything, including a pocket-version of the massive building-sized reactor built by ancient superadvanced technology that powers more than a third of the remaining civilization in the planet, is built by him, in a tent, from scraps.

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* HomemadeInventions: As mentioned above, Lyner is the party's only real source of equipment, regardless of variety or technological complexity. Everything, including a pocket-version of the massive building-sized reactor Tower built by ancient superadvanced technology that powers more than a third of the remaining civilization in the planet, is built by him, in a tent, from scraps.


** ''Elemia'', has plenty of characters, especially in Tenba, who treat Reyvateils as easily replaceable property. When one can't get his Reyvateil partner to sing new magic because his physical abuse doesn't grant her any more PowerOfLove to make new songs, his teammate suggests getting a new one. [[spoiler:Bourd's death brings this policy to an end because he'd only gotten away with it to that point thanks to the president's negligence rather than her malice.]]

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** ''Elemia'', has plenty of characters, especially in Tenba, who treat Reyvateils as easily replaceable property. When one can't get his Reyvateil partner to sing new magic because his physical abuse doesn't grant her any more PowerOfLove PowerOfTrust to make new songs, his teammate suggests getting a new one. [[spoiler:Bourd's death brings this policy to an end because he'd only gotten away with it to that point thanks to the president's negligence rather than her malice.]]



* StupidEvil: Bourd and his cronies actively treat their Revyatails like garbage, are even physically abusive with them, and dispose of them when they no longer can make use of song magic. This would be bad enough on it's own, but Revyatails' song magic runs of the PowerOfLove and everyone is well aware of that fact, which makes what these people do not only evil but extremely counterproductive. Bourd and his boys seem to do these things solely to KickTheDog as much as they can.

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* StupidEvil: Bourd and his cronies actively treat their Revyatails like garbage, are even physically abusive with them, and dispose of them when they no longer can make use of song magic. This would be bad enough on it's own, but Revyatails' song magic runs of the PowerOfLove PowerOfTrust and everyone is well aware of that fact, which makes what these people do not only evil but extremely counterproductive. Bourd and his boys seem to do these things solely to KickTheDog as much as they can.

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* StupidEvil: Bourd and his cronies actively treat their Revyatails like garbage, are even physically abusive with them, and dispose of them when they no longer can make use of song magic. This would be bad enough on it's own, but Revyatails' song magic runs of the PowerOfLove and everyone is well aware of that fact, which makes what these people do not only evil but extremely counterproductive. Bourd and his boys seem to do these things solely to KickTheDog as much as they can.


Ditto for ''[[ArTonelico3 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel]]''.

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Ditto for ''[[ArTonelico3 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel]]''.''VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel''.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: [[spoiler:Shurelia]], the administrator of the titular Babylonian tower, has NoSenseOfDirection, is a {{Dojikko}} ''and'' she likes bunnies.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: [[spoiler:Shurelia]], the administrator of the titular Babylonian tower, has NoSenseOfDirection, is a {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl ''and'' she likes bunnies.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Due to some flaws in her design, Shurelia will occasionally lose her balance when she fires off a spell, falling flat on her face.



* {{Dojikko}}: Due to some flaws in her design,Shurelia will occasionally lose her balance when she fires off a spell, falling flat on her face.


* ApocalypseHow: Centuries ago, after a catastrophe the surface became uninhabitable and only three towers were left floating above the surface to sustain the human race. Four hundred years ago, a war devastated the first tower and one of the levitation engines was destroyed, causing nearly half of the land around the tower to fall in to the Sea of Death. In the present, Mir threatens to wipe out humanity in order to bring about her paradise for reyvateils, even at one point [[spoiler:attempting to drop the entire tower by destroying the other engine.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Centuries ago, after a catastrophe the surface became uninhabitable and only three towers were left floating standing above the surface to sustain the human race. Four hundred years ago, a war devastated the first tower and one of the levitation engines supporting the floating continent around it was destroyed, causing nearly half of the land around the tower to fall in to the Sea of Death. In the present, Mir threatens to wipe out humanity in order to bring about her paradise for reyvateils, even at one point [[spoiler:attempting to drop the entire tower remainder of the land by destroying the other engine.]]


* InterspeciesRomance: Human/Reyvateil relationships are commonplace and, in fact, there wouldn't be any reyvateils in the first place if there weren't. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:the human Krusche and Teru Jack appear to be a thing. Hybrids of Teru and humans are shown in the second game.]]

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* InterspeciesRomance: Human/Reyvateil relationships are commonplace and, in fact, there wouldn't be any third generation reyvateils in the first place if there weren't. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:the human Krusche and Teru Jack appear to be a thing. Hybrids of Teru and humans are shown in the second game.]]



* TheLeader:

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* TheLeader: TheLeader



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Shurelia [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod (Eoria)]]]], Frelia, and Tyria, as these three are the Origin Reyvateils, and thus, are as old as the towers they administrate. Shun's getting on in age too. [[spoiler:Mir is also coming up on her four hundredth birthday - her life presumably extended by being locked in the Binary Field for a few of those centuries.]]
* RebelPrince: Lyner is the future ruler of Platina, although not if he has anything to say about it [[spoiler: and he succeeds in every route except possibly Shurelia's.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mir, the "Mother Virus".

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Shurelia [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod (Eoria)]]]], Frelia, and Tyria, as these three Tyria are the Origin Reyvateils, and thus, are as old as the towers they administrate. Shun's getting on in age too.administrate, though they look like teenage girls. [[spoiler:Mir is also coming up on her four hundredth birthday - her life presumably extended by being locked in the Binary Field for a few of those centuries. She looks maybe fourteen.]]
* RebelPrince: Lyner is the future ruler of Platina, although not if he has anything to say about it [[spoiler: and he succeeds in every route except possibly Shurelia's.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mir, the "Mother Virus".Mir's true form has bright red eyes.



* RetiredBadass: Ayano used to be an adventurer but now she's content to run Tenba. She gives her old sword to Lyner.

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* RetiredBadass: RetiredBadass
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Ayano used to be an adventurer but now she's content to run Tenba. She gives her old sword to Lyner.



* RobotGirl: Mei Mei and Kanade are more obviously robot and thus artificial than the Reyvateils.

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* RobotGirl: Mei Mei and Kanade are more obviously robot and thus artificial than the Reyvateils.Origin/Beta Reyvateils, which are more organic in nature even if they're also artificial.


%% ApocalypseHow

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%% ApocalypseHow* ApocalypseHow: Centuries ago, after a catastrophe the surface became uninhabitable and only three towers were left floating above the surface to sustain the human race. Four hundred years ago, a war devastated the first tower and one of the levitation engines was destroyed, causing nearly half of the land around the tower to fall in to the Sea of Death. In the present, Mir threatens to wipe out humanity in order to bring about her paradise for reyvateils, even at one point [[spoiler:attempting to drop the entire tower by destroying the other engine.]]



* ArtificialLimbs: Jack has a mechanical arm. With a [[GatlingGood gatling gun]].

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* ArtificialLimbs: Jack has a mechanical arm. With a [[GatlingGood gatling gun]]. Which side it's on [[AmbidextrousSprite switches]] depending on which way he's facing.



* EarthShatteringKaboom:
** The reason the Sea of Death is there in the first place.
** Also, [[spoiler: dropping some of what little land there is down there.]]
** Mir destroyed half of the land on one of the towers during her rebellion.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:Ayatane's in things so his mother, Mir, can finally be happy. Though it should be noted that he's more like LoveMakesYouEvil than a real bad guy.]]



* HairDecorations: [[spoiler: older]] Misha wears mini drums.

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* HairDecorations: [[spoiler: older]] The older Misha wears mini drums.



* GagBoobs:
** "Misha, you grew tits!"
** [[spoiler:Shurelia]] would like to know if Lyner likes them big or small since she's stuck permanently in-between.
* GameBreakingBug: The first game had a glitch in which an item necessary to advance the plot could be acquired before activating a particular event that allows the player to progress. Though not necessarily game-breaking since it pertains to an end-game, extra-content boss, Ar Tonelico 2 had a boss that was virtually unbeatable because one of her moves would freeze the game and force a reset. The only way to prevent this was to beat her before she used it.

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* GagBoobs:
** "Misha, you grew tits!"
** [[spoiler:Shurelia]] would like to know if Lyner likes them big or small since she's stuck permanently in-between.
*
%% GameBreakingBug: The first game had a glitch in which an item necessary to advance the plot could be acquired before activating a particular event that allows the player to progress. Though not necessarily game-breaking since it pertains to an end-game, extra-content boss, Ar Tonelico 2 had a boss that was virtually unbeatable because one of her moves would freeze the game and force a reset. The only way to prevent this was to beat her before she used it.progress.



* GirlishPigtails: [[spoiler: Young]] Misha to highlight her childishness.

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* GirlishPigtails: [[spoiler: Young]] Young Misha to highlight her childishness.



** ''Elemia'', has plenty of characters, especially in Tenba, who treat Reyvateils as easily replaceable property. When one can't get his Reyvateil partner to sing new magic because his physical abuse doesn't grant her any more PowerOfLove to make new songs, his teammate suggests getting a new one. [[spoiler: Bourd's death ''instantly'' brings about an end to it because he was the one ''encouraging'' it and the president of the company was ''violently against it''.]]

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** ''Elemia'', has plenty of characters, especially in Tenba, who treat Reyvateils as easily replaceable property. When one can't get his Reyvateil partner to sing new magic because his physical abuse doesn't grant her any more PowerOfLove to make new songs, his teammate suggests getting a new one. [[spoiler: Bourd's [[spoiler:Bourd's death ''instantly'' brings about this policy to an end to it because he was he'd only gotten away with it to that point thanks to the one ''encouraging'' it and the president of the company was ''violently against it''.president's negligence rather than her malice.]]



* InterspeciesRomance: Human/Reyvateil romance is nothing anyone bats an eye at (they're fully capable of interbreeding), but there's also [[spoiler:the human Krusche and the Teru Jack/Harmonica, at the end of ''Elemia''.]]
** However, said children of such couples, if awakened to their Reyvatail natures, have much shorter natural lifespans than normal humans.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Human/Reyvateil romance is nothing anyone bats an eye at (they're fully capable relationships are commonplace and, in fact, there wouldn't be any reyvateils in the first place if there weren't. Near the end of interbreeding), but there's also the game, [[spoiler:the human Krusche and the Teru Jack/Harmonica, at Jack appear to be a thing. Hybrids of Teru and humans are shown in the end of ''Elemia''.]]
** However, said children of such couples, if awakened to their Reyvatail natures, have much shorter natural lifespans than normal humans.
second game.]]



* ItemCrafting: Grathmelding
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:Mir's goal. She's just doing it for her fellow Reyvateils' sake.]]
* LadyOfWar: When Shurelia joins combat she is both powerful and precise. [[spoiler: Then she sings EXEC_SUSPEND/. and finally reveals what she looks like under that armor. When she eventually joins the party, she also begins to act more like her age because taking off Linkage basically reactivates her emotions. [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld At least whatever age she looks like considering she's as old as the Tower itself.]]]]

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* ItemCrafting: Grathmelding
Grathmelding is an ancient art invented by Shurelia to replace other dangerous technologies. Why certain combinations of items make completely unrelated items is a mystery to many.
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:Mir's goal. She's just doing it Mir's goal is to destroy the human race and make a paradise for her fellow Reyvateils' sake.]]
reyvateils.
* LadyOfWar: When Shurelia joins combat she is both powerful and precise. [[spoiler: Then she sings EXEC_SUSPEND/. and finally reveals what she looks like under that armor. When she eventually joins the party, she also begins to act more like her apparent age because taking off Linkage basically reactivates her emotions. [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld At least whatever age she looks like considering she's as old as Her dignity doesn't survive the Tower itself.]]]]process.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Shurelia is the immortal tower administrator while Lyner is a human who will die of old age within half a century.]]
** Aurica is a third-generation Reyvatail, which have about thirty years of lifespan total due to being a human/Beta Reyvatail child.
** Misha, as a beta Reyvatail, can live up to 150 years.
* {{Meido}}: One of [[spoiler:Shurelia]]'s costumes.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Shurelia Shurelia, the third potential love interest, is the immortal tower administrator while Lyner is a human who will die of old age within half a century.]]
** Aurica is
century at most. For a third-generation Reyvatail, which have lesser example, Misha will also probably live about thirty years of lifespan total due to being a human/Beta Reyvatail child.
** Misha,
twice as a beta Reyvatail, can long as Lyner, who will in turn live up to 150 years.
about twice as long as Aurica.
* {{Meido}}: One of [[spoiler:Shurelia]]'s costumes.Shurelia's costumes in her cosmosphere is a maid waitress outfit from her part time job.


* ArtificialHuman: Beta and Origin Reyvateils, unlike the third generation reyvateils, aren't replaced through normal means but rather built. As a result, in this game there's basically only the Origin Shurelia and Beta type Misha [[spoiler:and Mir, though of a different category]] because they're normally not made anymore.

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* ArtificialHuman: Beta and Origin Reyvateils, unlike the third generation reyvateils, aren't replaced through normal means but rather built. As a result, in this game there's basically only the Origin Shurelia and Beta type Misha [[spoiler:and Mir, though of a different category]] because they're normally not made anymore.category]], though setting information reveals a few of Misha's predecessors are still alive in Platina, even if they are never encountered in the game proper.



* BittersweetEnding: The normal ending [[spoiler:where you choose to never awaken Shurelia [[HeroicSacrifice after she sings Suspend]]. The villain is sealed, the world is saved and the hero lives happily ever after with one of his love interests, except that Shurelia is effectively dead and song magic doesn't work anymore.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The normal ending [[spoiler:where you choose to never awaken Shurelia [[HeroicSacrifice after she sings Suspend]]. The villain is sealed, the world is saved and the hero lives happily ever after with one of his love interests, except that Shurelia is effectively dead and song magic doesn't work anymore. It also has nasty implications for the sequels.]]



* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the true ending, [[spoiler:Lyner first convinces Ayatane that he wishes to help and forgive Mir, then together they go and face her, defeating her without killing her and then offering her mercy. As a result she accepts Lyner's good intentions and reforms, after which she disappears until the next game.]]

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the true ending, [[spoiler:Lyner first convinces Ayatane that he wishes to help and forgive Mir, then together they go and face her, defeating her without killing her and then offering her mercy. As a result she accepts Lyner's good intentions and reforms, after which she disappears until the next game.game, reappearing briefly to play around with Lyner, Aurica, Misha, Shurelia and a few other people in Binary Field scenarios they make together in the Drama [=CDs=].]]


* ApocalypseHow: Counting from the setting up to the beginning of the first game alone, we have two already.
** The first age ends with a Class 4, with everything retreating to artificial [[FloatingContinent Floating Continents]].
** The second age ends with a Class 1, that would have been Class 3 had Mir succeeded.
** [[spoiler: And the third age is about to end with a Class X unless you do something about it]].
* ArtificialHuman: Beta and Origin Reyvateils.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Or rather, awesome but suicidal. Lyner's final creation, the "Ar Tonelico??" is a pocket-sized version of the reactor that powers their third of the remaining world. It is meant to be used as a hand grenade. The typical gamer reaction is to expect it to be a regular Slap On The Wrist Nuke. Unfortunately, the game decides to turn logical on you all of a sudden, and using your pocket WMD results in exactly what the description suggests should happen: Your party, and presumably everything else in miles, is instantly decimated and you get a game over. Thus, DeathByGenreSavvy for the player.
* BareYourMidriff: Krusche, Aurica's Skuwat costume.

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* ApocalypseHow: Counting from the setting up to the beginning of the first game alone, we have two already.
** The first age ends with a Class 4, with everything retreating to artificial [[FloatingContinent Floating Continents]].
** The second age ends with a Class 1, that would have been Class 3 had Mir succeeded.
** [[spoiler: And the third age is about to end with a Class X unless you do something about it]].
%% ApocalypseHow
* ArtificialHuman: Beta and Origin Reyvateils.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Or rather, awesome but suicidal. Lyner's final creation,
Reyvateils, unlike the "Ar Tonelico??" is a pocket-sized version of the reactor that powers their third of the remaining world. It is meant to be used as generation reyvateils, aren't replaced through normal means but rather built. As a hand grenade. The typical gamer reaction is to expect it to be a regular Slap On The Wrist Nuke. Unfortunately, the result, in this game decides to turn logical on you all there's basically only the Origin Shurelia and Beta type Misha [[spoiler:and Mir, though of a sudden, and using your pocket WMD results in exactly what the description suggests should happen: Your party, and presumably everything else in miles, is instantly decimated and you get a game over. Thus, DeathByGenreSavvy for the player.
* BareYourMidriff: Krusche, Aurica's Skuwat costume.
different category]] because they're normally not made anymore.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Lyner's final creation, the "Ar Tonelico??" is a pocket-sized version of the reactor that powers their third of the remaining world. It is meant to be used as a hand grenade. The typical gamer reaction is to expect it to be a regular Slap On The Wrist Nuke. Unfortunately, the game decides to turn logical on you all of a sudden, and using your pocket WMD results in exactly what the description suggests should happen: Your party, and presumably everything else in miles, is instantly decimated and you get a game over. Thus, DeathByGenreSavvy for the player.
* BareYourMidriff: Krusche, Aurica's Skuwat costume.



* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mess with Reyvateils around Lyner; he will beat your ass so badly his teammates will call him on it. Also averted by Lyner: despite the fact that according to his in-game character bio the two things he hates most are viruses and traitors [[spoiler:instead of seeking revenge on Ayatane for what he's put Platina and various Reyvateils through, he works to understand Ayatane's reasons and eventually causes Ayatane to see that the real way to help his mother is to help Lyner.]]
* BeyondTheImpossible: Justified. Technically speaking, a Reyvateil ''can'' craft a song outside of her Cosmosphere and without the aid of a hymn crystal but it's so difficult and happens so rarely that anyone who sees it happen will says it's impossible.

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* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mess with Lyner seems to take particular offense to Reyvateils around Lyner; being abused, but when Krusche points out how he will beat your ass so badly his teammates will call him on it. Also averted by Lyner: despite the fact seems to be particularly nice to them he seems confused, which may indicate that according to his in-game character bio the two things he hates most are viruses and traitors [[spoiler:instead of seeking revenge on Ayatane for what he's put Platina and various Reyvateils through, he works reacting to understand Ayatane's reasons and eventually causes Ayatane to see that them being treated as subhuman, which is a common attitude in the real way to help his mother is to help Lyner.]]
* BeyondTheImpossible: Justified. Technically speaking, a Reyvateil ''can'' craft a song outside of her Cosmosphere and without the aid of a hymn crystal but it's so difficult and happens so rarely that anyone who sees it happen will says it's impossible.
lower world.



* BittersweetEnding: The normal ending [[spoiler:where you choose to never awaken Shurelia [[HeroicSacrifice after she sings Suspend]]. The villain is sealed, the world is saved and the hero lives happily ever after with one of his love interests, except that Shurelia is effectively dead and song magic doesn't work anymore. That's without saying anything about the fact that everyone will die when the Planet dies in a few years.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Happens to either Aurica or Misha, depending on who you chose to sing Purger, when Mir invades their Cosmosphere. They recover.

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* BittersweetEnding: The normal ending [[spoiler:where you choose to never awaken Shurelia [[HeroicSacrifice after she sings Suspend]]. The villain is sealed, the world is saved and the hero lives happily ever after with one of his love interests, except that Shurelia is effectively dead and song magic doesn't work anymore. That's without saying anything about the fact that everyone will die when the Planet dies in a few years.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Happens to either Aurica or Misha, depending on who you chose to sing Purger, when Mir invades their Cosmosphere. They recover.recover when the party Dives in to save them with Shurelia's assistance.



%%* CatGirl: Hama.

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%%* * CatGirl: Hama.Hama is a tiny cat eared girl representing an ocarina Lyner gave to Misha years ago. [[spoiler:She considers Lyner her father as a result and he gives Misha another ocarina later to bring her back following a Cosmosphere event where she 'died.']]



* CharacterDevelopment: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] with [[spoiler: Shurelia]], where none is possible due to her being constructed with the HD Cellophane, which grants her an immutable, unchanging personality.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Lyner's general goal in the true ending: [[spoiler: Bring Ayatane to his way of thinking and then pacify Mir without killing her.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Every Reyvateil in your party, at one point or another, and it's usually possession by Mir but Bourd kidnaps too.
* TheDogBitesBack: Bourd is a man who considers Reyvateil as expendable weapons and whose subordinates constantly abuse and berate them. He thought it was a good idea to use a strong Reyvateil that he recently kidnapped as backup in a fight [[TooDumbToLive against her love interest.]] [[spoiler: For extra irony points he did it to make sure Lyner felt the bitter sting of Misha betraying him.]] Yeah, most everyone can predict what happened next.
* {{Dojikko}}: Shurelia will occasionally lose her balance when she fires off a spell, falling flat on her face.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Lyner's general goal in In the true ending: [[spoiler: Bring ending, [[spoiler:Lyner first convinces Ayatane that he wishes to his way of thinking help and forgive Mir, then pacify Mir together they go and face her, defeating her without killing her.her and then offering her mercy. As a result she accepts Lyner's good intentions and reforms, after which she disappears until the next game.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Every Reyvateil in your party, party is lost or in need of rescue at one point various points either because they've been possessed or another, and it's usually possession by Mir but Bourd kidnaps too.
captured.
* TheDogBitesBack: Bourd is a man who considers Reyvateil as expendable weapons and whose subordinates constantly abuse and berate them. He thought it was a good idea to use a strong Reyvateil that he recently kidnapped as backup in a fight [[TooDumbToLive against her love interest.]] [[spoiler: For extra irony points he did it to make sure Lyner felt the bitter sting of Misha betraying him.]] Yeah, most everyone can predict what happened next.
She blasts him off a cliff, though he lives through it.]]
* {{Dojikko}}: Shurelia Due to some flaws in her design,Shurelia will occasionally lose her balance when she fires off a spell, falling flat on her face.



* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Bourd and Bishop Falss, in their own ways. Both of them supposedly work for Mir and yet they have their own goals. Bourd's is even contrary to Mir's in purpose; subjugation of Reyvateils.]]
* DualAgeModes: [[spoiler:Misha can change between her child and adult form by adding/removing her D-Cellophane.]]

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* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Bourd and Bishop Falss, in their own ways. Both of them supposedly work for Mir and yet they have their own goals. Bourd's is even contrary to Mir's in purpose; subjugation of Reyvateils.]]
* DualAgeModes: [[spoiler:Misha Misha can change between her child and adult form by adding/removing her D-Cellophane.]]


* HollywoodExorcism: When Purger is sung, it comes across more as a style exorcism purging the evils of the tower, including pleas to the gods and references to dancing on the part of the one singing the song. In actual effect, it does render viruses vulnerable to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin purging]], though despite the lyrics viruses are not, strictly speaking, actually evil.

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* HollywoodExorcism: When Purger is sung, sung by Misha, it comes across more as a style exorcism shinto cleansing ritual, purging the evils of the tower, including tower via pleas to the eight million gods and references to dancing on the part of the one singing the song.ceremonial miko dances. In actual effect, it does render viruses vulnerable to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin purging]], though despite the lyrics viruses are not, strictly speaking, actually evil. Aurica's version of the song is quite different, however, in both tone and religious basis.



* LethalChef:
** Averted with Aurica; although her creations look terrible, they taste good.
** [[spoiler:Shurelia's]] look odd, but also taste great.



** One of Misha costumes is this; pink, frilly and magical.

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** One of Misha costumes is this; pink, frilly magical girl cosplay. She attracts creepy fans and magical.wants to stop wearing it.



* {{Miko}}: One of Aurica's costumes.

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* {{Miko}}: One of Aurica's costumes.costumes is a miko outfit, however, she dislikes it because she feels that with her more European appearance it doesn't suit her the way it would Misha. Lyner's disagreement with her is pretty token, so he might agree.



* MoreFriendsMoreBenefits: Encouraged in the first game, as you could reach the deepest Cosmosphere level with all three heroines and use their most powerful spells. That said, Lyner could also wind up sexually abused in the Cosmosphere more often than you might like if you're assiduous about keeping the Cosmosphere up to date (What are you doing with that electricity, [[spoiler:Aurica]]?).
** This is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by Shurelia upon clearing most of her Binary Field, as she declared Lyner as the legendary Diver to be known for ages to come. Considering that the Divers in subsequent games were able to Dive all the way to the last level for only one girl, she might be right about that.
* MultipleEndings: The games allow you to choose which Reyvateil you'd like to spend the rest of your life with, as well as having a few more endings on top of that.

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* MoreFriendsMoreBenefits: Encouraged Diving past about level three in the first game, as you could reach the deepest a Cosmosphere level with all three heroines is very rare and use their most powerful spells. That said, requires a great deal of commitment, but Lyner could also wind can completely finish Misha and Aurica's, which end with symbolic weddings even if he can only end up sexually abused in a relationship with one of them or possibly neither! In the sequels, you can't progress this far in a Cosmosphere more often than you might like if you're assiduous about without a ''real'' commitment, generally keeping the Cosmosphere up to date (What are you doing with player from completing the other Cosmospsheres in that electricity, [[spoiler:Aurica]]?).
** This is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by Shurelia upon clearing most of her Binary Field, as she declared Lyner as the legendary Diver to be known for ages to come. Considering that the Divers in subsequent games were able to Dive all the way to the last level for only one girl, she might be right about that.
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* MultipleEndings: The games allow you to choose which Reyvateil you'd like to spend the rest of your life with, as well as having Each heroine has a few more endings depending on top when you end the game and which version of that.act two you play. There are also other endings such as facing the final boss before you understand her or allowing her to stay sealed, which can both be considered bad endings.



* NoSenseOfDirection: Shurelia, considering she finds herself lost easily in ''her own tower'' (on top of being over 700 years old), not to mention everywhere else.
* OfficialCouple: Averted. Despite Misha, Aurica, [[spoiler: Shurelia, Spica and Mir]] showing up in the second game, there are no hints as to which girl Lyner ends up with. However, it's known that Radolf married his old partner Fayma after the first game, who only appeared in one of the light novels, in one of the Drama [=CDs=], and in the OVA.

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* NoSenseOfDirection: Shurelia, considering she Shurelia finds herself lost easily in ''her own tower'' (on top of being over 700 years old), not to mention everywhere else.
* OfficialCouple: Averted. Despite Misha, Aurica, [[spoiler: Shurelia, Spica and Mir]] showing up in the second game, there are no hints as to which girl Lyner ends up with. However, it's known that Radolf married his old partner Fayma after the first game, who only appeared in one
because she wasn't programmed with a map of the light novels, in one of the Drama [=CDs=], and in the OVA.tower. Outside it she's just as bad.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:Mir is implied to be one, with the ability to be a major nuisance even when she's trapped in Ar Tonelico's equivalent of Cyberspace. She's as powerful as the Goddesses of the three towers. She's noted that she could definitely beat Shurelia in a fight simply because she knows all the latter's weaknesses. It helps that the former has a stronger up-front personality so she could simply bully the latter regardless.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:Mir, between AT1 and AT2. Fans rejoiced.]]

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:Mir is implied to be one, with Centuries ago, Mir plunged the ability to be tower into a major nuisance even when civil war that nearly sank the entire structure into the sea of death by destroying one of the engines keeping it aloft. In terms of personal strength and speed, she's trapped in Ar Tonelico's equivalent of Cyberspace. She's as powerful as the Goddesses of the three towers. She's noted that she could definitely beat Shurelia in a fight simply because she knows all the latter's weaknesses. It helps that the former has a stronger up-front personality so she could simply bully and faster than even the latter regardless.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:Mir, between AT1 and AT2. Fans rejoiced.]]
reyvateil Origins, who are considered to be goddesses by the human populace.



* RedStringOfFate: As an equipable accessory that raises DP gains after battle (the String of Binding, although supposedly raises the trust between a vanguard and the Reyvateil he's protecting at the moment). However, its effects still kick in, no matter who in the active party has it equipped. Lyner's ignorance to its meaning embarrassed Shurelia. His suggestion to use it to enhance Radolf and his "unity" ''freaked her out.''

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* RedStringOfFate: As an equipable accessory Lyner can craft a red string to boost relationship strength (read: dive points) and seems to get that raises DP gains after battle (the String of Binding, although supposedly raises the trust it's meant to be attached between a vanguard and the Reyvateil he's protecting at the moment). two people. However, its effects still kick in, no matter who nobody in the active party present actually has any idea what it equipped.means apart from Shurelia, who is centuries older than everyone else. Lyner's ignorance to its meaning embarrassed Shurelia. His suggestion to use it to enhance Radolf and his "unity" ''freaked her out.''



* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Shurelia]] in the backstory, which is why she has that name instead of her original name.
* RobotGirl: Mei Mei and Kanade are more obviously robot and thus artifical than the Reyvateils.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Shurelia]] in the backstory, Shurelia was seen as one man's substitute daughter after his real one died, which is why bothered her for awhile but she has that eventually embraced to the point where she doesn't even use her real name instead of her original name.
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* RobotGirl: Mei Mei and Kanade are more obviously robot and thus artifical artificial than the Reyvateils.


* HollywoodExorcism: When Purger is sung, it comes across more as a shinto style exorcism purging the evils of the tower, including pleas to the gods and references to dancing on the part of the 'miko' singing the song. In actual effect, it does render viruses vulnerable to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin purging]], though despite the lyrics viruses are not, strictly speaking, actually evil.

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* HollywoodExorcism: When Purger is sung, it comes across more as a shinto style exorcism purging the evils of the tower, including pleas to the gods and references to dancing on the part of the 'miko' one singing the song. In actual effect, it does render viruses vulnerable to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin purging]], though despite the lyrics viruses are not, strictly speaking, actually evil.

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* HollywoodExorcism: When Purger is sung, it comes across more as a shinto style exorcism purging the evils of the tower, including pleas to the gods and references to dancing on the part of the 'miko' singing the song. In actual effect, it does render viruses vulnerable to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin purging]], though despite the lyrics viruses are not, strictly speaking, actually evil.

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