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* EldritchAbomination:[[spoiler: Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss. The living manifestation of the Salt's fear of change. A monstrous creature shaped like a human head, with glowing eyes and throat, but with large amounts of tentacles protuding from its neck. Its sheer wrongness can be seen in its appearance, as Tormenta's main body is tridimensional, instead of the bidimensional style of everything else in the game.]]

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* EldritchAbomination:[[spoiler: Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss. The living manifestation of the Salt's fear of change. A monstrous creature shaped like a human head, with glowing eyes and throat, but with large amounts of tentacles protuding from its neck. Its sheer wrongness can be seen in its appearance, as Tormenta's main body is tridimensional, a three-dimensional model, instead of the bidimensional style two-dimensional sprites of everything else in the game.]]


* EldritchAbomination:[[spoiler: Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss. The living manifestation of the Salt's fear of change. A monstrous creature shaped like a human head, with glowing eyes and throat, but with large amounts of tentacles protuding from its neck.]]

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* EldritchAbomination:[[spoiler: Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss. The living manifestation of the Salt's fear of change. A monstrous creature shaped like a human head, with glowing eyes and throat, but with large amounts of tentacles protuding from its neck. Its sheer wrongness can be seen in its appearance, as Tormenta's main body is tridimensional, instead of the bidimensional style of everything else in the game.]]


* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Dandara is Freedom personified, [[spoiler:and Nara is the living manifestation of Protest, with her songs as their Voice.]]

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Dandara is Freedom personified, [[spoiler:and Nara is the living manifestation of Protest, with her songs as their Voice. Meanwhile, Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss, is the manifestation of the Salt's fear of change.]]



---> [[spoiler:But it feared them.]]

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---> [[spoiler:But it feared ''feared'' them.]]

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* AuthorAvatar: Thommaz is one to Thommaz Kauffmann, the game's composer.


The game was designed with Ancient Brazilian folklore in mind and takes place within a fictional depiction of Ancient Brazil.

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The game was designed with Ancient Brazilian folklore in mind and takes place within a fictional depiction of Ancient Brazil.
Brazil. Dandara herself was loosely based on a real Afro-Brazilian warrior.

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Eldar's second form, The Relentless Choir, is a massive ovum-like ball covered by a shell of golden masks. Inside the ball are five naked Eldars with different expressions and strange protusions embracing a pink orb. As he gets more damaged, he launches more masks and sperm-like arrows.]]


* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Eldar wanted the Salt to be greater than it was and sought to take over the realm and protect it with his golden walls. Unfortunately, he utterly rejected the Creation half of the Salt, seeking to build his regime with Intention alone, and brought upon his downfall.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Eldar wanted the Salt to be greater than it was and sought to take over the realm and protect it with his golden walls. Unfortunately, he utterly rejected the Creation half of the Salt, seeking considering it a poison that had to build his regime with Intention alone, be destroyed, and in doing so, he brought upon his downfall.own downfall and death.]]

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* FinalDeathMode: [[spoiler:After beating the game once, Johnny B. creates 4 Challenge Machines that make the game harder. The third activates a Permadeath mode that traps Dandara in Oblivion if she dies once. Although it's a cozy place, there is no escape and the game is effectively over.]]

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* OneHitKill: There is only one thing that can kill Dandara in one hit, and it's by getting crushed by moving walls. [[spoiler:Eldar in his first form can also crush her. In earlier versions, Eldar used his crushing move far more than he does now.]]


* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Eldar knew Tormenta was threatening the Salt itself by drowning it in fear, and sought to take over the realm and protect it with his golden walls. Unfortunately, his methods of doing so brought upon his downfall.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Eldar knew Tormenta was threatening wanted the Salt itself by drowning to be greater than it in fear, was and sought to take over the realm and protect it with his golden walls. Unfortunately, he utterly rejected the Creation half of the Salt, seeking to build his methods of doing so regime with Intention alone, and brought upon his downfall.]]



--->As [[BigBad Eldar]] [[DeadlyEuphemism fell into Oblivion]], the [[GeniusLoci Salt]] felt the changes that were to come...

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--->As [[BigBad Eldar]] [[DeadlyEuphemism [[KilledOffForReal fell into Oblivion]], the [[GeniusLoci Salt]] felt the changes that were to come...


** NormalEnding: Defeat Eldar [[spoiler:without freeing Nara:]] Eldar falls into Oblivion, and the Writer creates stories of Freedom.
** GoldenEnding: [[spoiler:Free Nara, and defeat Eldar. The Salt hesitates in accepting his death, Tormenta merges the Hidden Realms with the Salt and kills Lazúli, but Dandara defeats it, permanently killing Eldar in the process, and ending the threat to the Salt for good.]]

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** NormalEnding: Normal Ending: Defeat Eldar [[spoiler:without freeing Nara:]] Eldar falls into Oblivion, and the Writer creates stories of Freedom.
** GoldenEnding: [[spoiler:Free Nara, and defeat Eldar. The Salt hesitates in accepting his death, Tormenta merges the Hidden Realms with the Salt and kills Lazúli, but Dandara defeats it, permanently killing ensuring Eldar in the process, will never return to life, and ending the threat to the Salt for good.good, bringing true change to it.]]

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* EldritchAbomination:[[spoiler: Tormenta, the TrueFinalBoss. The living manifestation of the Salt's fear of change. A monstrous creature shaped like a human head, with glowing eyes and throat, but with large amounts of tentacles protuding from its neck.]]


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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Lazúli is a great help towards Dandara throughout the game, [[spoiler:but the Salt's fear over Nara's freedom and Eldar's death leads to her brutal death by Tormenta's hands.]]



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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:The fakeout of the old ending that appears before the True Ending:]]
--->As [[BigBad Eldar]] [[DeadlyEuphemism fell into Oblivion]], the [[GeniusLoci Salt]] felt the changes that were to come...
---> [[spoiler:But it feared them.]]


* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Dandara is Freedom personified, [[spoiler:and Nara is the living manifestation of Protest, with her songs as their Voice.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Defeating Bélia will free it from its stone shell and make it friendly. In gratitude, Bélia will force the maws of the Hidden Realms open with its roots, allowing Dandara to enter them.



* EldritchLocation: The Hidden Realms are a horrifying place, separated from the rest of the Salt by maws that will bite Dandara if she jumps in them. The inside is even freakier, a realm of blue rocks and red lakes, home to large amounts of red, faceless monsters and large eyes attached to tentacles that hurt Dandara of she touches them [[spoiler:without the Shell Mirror.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:The Old Crone was once like Dandara, and fought Eldar when he was weaker, but she ended up trapped in the Ephemeral Station and fell into despair, deciding Freedom was nothing but an illusion. She's so far gone, that whenever she meets Dandara, she tries to convince her to give up and let Eldar win. When Eldar is killed and the Salt grows hesitant, she tries to convince Dandara one more time. If Dandara accepts, the Salt will revert to the moment before Eldar died.]]



* TheGeneralissimo: Augustus, Eldar's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. He lead the Eldarian Army against Dandara and Lazúli, and wanted to [[DeadlyEuphemism purge]] the Village of Artists by throwing it into Oblivion.



* MultipleEndings: Since the ''Trials of Fear'' update, the game has two endings:
** NormalEnding: Defeat Eldar [[spoiler:without freeing Nara:]] Eldar falls into Oblivion, and the Writer creates stories of Freedom.
** GoldenEnding: [[spoiler:Free Nara, and defeat Eldar. The Salt hesitates in accepting his death, Tormenta merges the Hidden Realms with the Salt and kills Lazúli, but Dandara defeats it, permanently killing Eldar in the process, and ending the threat to the Salt for good.]]



* PointOfNoReturn: Averted, a rarity in Metroidvanias. Dandara can return to any place she has been. [[spoiler:Even though defeating Eldar after freeing Nara warps the world in horrific ways, the Old Crone can help Dandara return things to normal.]]



* WarpWhistle: Late in the game, Dandara gets the ability to travel from one campsite to another.

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* WarpWhistle: Late in the game, Dandara gets obtains the Pearl of Dreams, which gives her the ability to travel from one campsite to another.another by dreaming. [[spoiler:That also allows her to enter Eldar's Golden Fortress, as there's a camp just behind the walls.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Eldar knew Tormenta was threatening the Salt itself by drowning it in fear, and sought to take over the realm and protect it with his golden walls. Unfortunately, his methods of doing so brought upon his downfall.]]

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