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* FiveRaces: There are five races, who can be slotted roughly into these categories (although it's not always an exact match.)
** Humans are obviously Mundane.
** Saiyans are Stouts: they have the most warlike culture out of all of the races (and that's saying a lot!) They're also known for their temper: their transformations literally run off of it (or, at least, [[RetCon they did]]).
** Namekians (or at least, the playable ones) are yet another warrior race, but in terms of personality and culture they correspond roughly to Fairies. They're more ascetic and emotionally restrained than other races and created the Dragon Balls (or again, [[RetCon they did]]).
** Frieza's race is the High Men. Members of Frieza's race note that the defining trait of of their race is not their cruelty, but their pride. At the peak of their power the Galactic Frieza Army ruled a majority of Universe 7.
** Majins are the Cute race: they look adorable regardless of gender and have the personality to match. However, they are NOT weak. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Far from it, actually.]]

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* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Ki Blast Supers tend to scale massively, to the point of, if melee attacks were knives, Ki supers would be chainsaws. Especially so if Ace is a Saiyan, since Super Saiyan allows the player to spam them.


* TimeMachine: Trunk's upgraded Time Machine.

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* TimeMachine: Trunk's Trunks' upgraded Time Machine.



* {{Troll}}: Cell, if you mentor under him, can casually say some really callous remarks. Such as if you're wearing Future Trunk's CC Clothes he comments that he killed Trunks in his timeline, and if you are an Earthling, he comments that if you were around during the Cell Saga, maybe he wouldn't have absorbed so many people.

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* {{Troll}}: Cell, if you mentor under him, can casually say some really callous remarks. Such as if you're wearing Future Trunk's Trunks' CC Clothes he comments that he killed Trunks in his timeline, and if you are an Earthling, he comments that if you were around during the Cell Saga, maybe he wouldn't have absorbed so many people.


** [[spoiler:Demigra]] possesses and powers up Piccolo and forces him to kill Goten and Trunks. Afterwards, Super Buu destroys the Earth.

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** [[spoiler:Demigra]] possesses and powers up Piccolo and forces him to kill Goten and Trunks. Afterwards, Super Buu skips absorbing Gotenks, Piccolo and Gohan and destroys the Earth.Earth during his battle with Gohan.


* TheBadGuyWins: Because of Towa's and Mira's meddling, many iconic scenes and battles are changed to play out as if the villain won:

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* TheBadGuyWins: Because of Towa's and Mira's meddling, many iconic scenes and battles are changed to play out as if the villain won:won or at least at a far bigger advantage against the heroes:


* KiAttacks: A staple to ''Manga/DragonBall'' fighting games.

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* KiAttacks: KiManipulation: A staple to ''Manga/DragonBall'' fighting games.





* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Demon God Demigra. He initially appears to be a stylized version of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Shinnok]], with the same color scheme and GodOfEvil base. His second form, however, makes him look like [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains Yakon]] with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]]'s hair and a [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains Shadow Dragon]] two-tone. Upon closer examination, his [[FauxAffablyEvil person]][[AGodAmI ality]] is actually closer to that of [[Manga/OnePiece Enel]] while his "evil pale magician/dark world beast king" motif seems to combine the Creator/AkiraToriyama-drawn [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Dhoulmagus and Rhapthorne]].]]

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[[spoiler:Demon God Demigra. He initially appears to be a stylized version of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Shinnok]], with the same color scheme and GodOfEvil base. His second form, however, makes him look like [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains Yakon]] with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]]'s hair and a [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains Shadow Dragon]] two-tone. Upon closer examination, his [[FauxAffablyEvil person]][[AGodAmI ality]] is actually closer to that of [[Manga/OnePiece Enel]] while his "evil pale magician/dark world beast king" motif seems to combine the Creator/AkiraToriyama-drawn [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Dhoulmagus and Rhapthorne]].]]



** To the point where you briefly wonder if GameFreak had a hand in making this game. When the player plays through the game, they have to watch out for a few things: limited ''ki'', limited stamina, and if you're a Saiyan, limited time to stay transformed as a Super Saiyan. The quest and story A.I.? As the difficulty increases, they ''completely disregard the game rules'' for the sake of being "difficult". Saiyans stay transformed indefinitely, they dodge techniques or unleash Evade attacks like no tomorrow and ultimates are spammed to the point where they may as well all be Android 17 and 18 with their unlimited ki and stamina. It gets frustrating very quickly.

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** To the point where you briefly wonder if GameFreak had a hand in making this game. When the player plays through the game, they have to watch out for a few things: limited ''ki'', limited stamina, and if you're a Saiyan, limited time to stay transformed as a Super Saiyan. The quest and story A.I.? As the difficulty increases, they ''completely disregard the game rules'' for the sake of being "difficult". Saiyans stay transformed indefinitely, they dodge techniques or unleash Evade attacks like no tomorrow and ultimates are spammed to the point where they may as well all be Android 17 and 18 with their unlimited ki and stamina. It gets frustrating very quickly.


* RoleReprisal: After being [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] in previous video games and ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', Creator/DameonClarke and Meredith [=McCoy=] reprise their respective roles as Cell and Android 18.


* {{Composite|Character}} {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demon God Demigra]]. He initially appears to be a stylized version of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Shinnok]], with the same color scheme and GodOfEvil base. His second form, however, makes him look like [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains Yakon]] with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]]'s hair and a [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains Shadow Dragon]] two-tone. Upon closer examination, his [[FauxAffablyEvil person]][[AGodAmI ality]] is actually closer to that of [[Manga/OnePiece Enel]] while his "evil pale magician/dark world beast king" motif seems to combine the Creator/AkiraToriyama-drawn [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Dhoulmagus and Rhapthorne]].]]

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* {{Composite|Character}} {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demon CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Demon God Demigra]].Demigra. He initially appears to be a stylized version of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Shinnok]], with the same color scheme and GodOfEvil base. His second form, however, makes him look like [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains Yakon]] with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]]'s hair and a [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains Shadow Dragon]] two-tone. Upon closer examination, his [[FauxAffablyEvil person]][[AGodAmI ality]] is actually closer to that of [[Manga/OnePiece Enel]] while his "evil pale magician/dark world beast king" motif seems to combine the Creator/AkiraToriyama-drawn [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Dhoulmagus and Rhapthorne]].]]

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* NewSkillAsReward: The most common way to earn skills and Z-Souls is by completing Parallel Quests...often with a horrible RandomNumberGod involved. The more you move forward with the main quest, the more skills can be unlocked at the shop.


** Downplayed example with Krillin. In the original series, his attempt to cut Vegeta's tail to revert him from his great ape form to his original form failed, and it was Yajirobe who did it. In Xenoverse, Krillin succeeded in his attempt, and it's treated as if he did the same thing in the original timeline as well.

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** Downplayed example with Krillin. In the original series, his attempt to cut Vegeta's tail to revert him from his great ape form to his original form failed, and it was Yajirobe who did it. In Xenoverse, ''Xenoverse'', Krillin succeeded in his attempt, and it's treated as if he did the same thing in the original timeline as well.



* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Cell [[spoiler: as your mentor]] comes across less like a homicidal {{Jerkass}}, and more as a ChallengeSeeker who's just looking to have fun.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Cell [[spoiler: as your mentor]] mentor comes across less like a homicidal {{Jerkass}}, and more as a ChallengeSeeker who's just looking to have fun.


** Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon, which can also be obtained early and is one of the few moves to be completely unblockable. The downside is that it does not exactly deal a whole lot of damage ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation tell Raditz that, huh?]]) and can be easily dodged, but the sheer utility of dealing reliable damage to turtles (or characters with SuperArmor, who become frustratingly common lategame) make this a skill that players will turn to long after all the other early-game skills have worn out their shelf life.

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** Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon, which can also be obtained early and is one of the few moves to be completely unblockable. The downside is that it does not exactly deal a whole lot of damage ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation tell Raditz that, huh?]]) and can be easily dodged, but the sheer utility of dealing reliable damage to turtles (or characters with SuperArmor, [[ImmuneToFlinching super armor]], who become frustratingly common lategame) make this a skill that players will turn to long after all the other early-game skills have worn out their shelf life.



* PreCharacterCustomizationGameplay: Before you actually get to make your Time Patroller, the game puts you in the role of Goku battling Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu to give you the gist of what gameplay is like.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In-universe. Time Patrol Trunks states that his opinion of GT Trunks increases significantly after the latter appears and takes out two members of the powered up Neo Ginyu Force with one attack.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In-universe. Time Patrol Trunks states that his opinion of GT Trunks increases significantly after the latter appears and takes out two members of the powered up powered-up Neo Ginyu Force with one attack.

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* ActorAllusion: One of the custom character voice options in the English version has a bunch of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' references, courtesy of [[Creator/TeamFourStar Curtis Arnott]] aka [=Takahata101=] using his Abridged!Nappa voice and his Team Four Star mates altering the script to match.


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* CastingGag: One of the custom Japanese voices is Creator/NobuyukiHiyama, who had a role playing [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime another hero of time]].

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** At the end of the story [[spoiler:when facing down a revived and super-charged Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu it finally comes time for Goku to do this for the Future Warrior and continues to back them up throughout the final battle.]]


** Majin Buu powers up and creates two clones to overwhelm a Super Saiyan 3 Goku.
** [[spoiler:Demigra]] possesses Piccolo and forces him to kill Goten and Trunks. Afterwards, Super Buu destroys the Earth.

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** Majin Fat Buu powers up and creates two clones to overwhelm a Super Saiyan 3 Goku.
** [[spoiler:Demigra]] possesses and powers up Piccolo and forces him to kill Goten and Trunks. Afterwards, Super Buu destroys the Earth.

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