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** Also to variable degree after you defeat the enemies from the arcade games. For example after you defeat [[spoiler: TREAGURE]] enemies, you get the message that you plundered the treasure and learned nothing.


* CherryTapping: Anna can hit enemies with her bow. This is apparently so humiliating that the struck enemy may end up surrendering on their next turn (and makes them easier to cpature).

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* CherryTapping: Anna can hit enemies with her bow. This is apparently so humiliating that the struck enemy may end up surrendering on their next turn (and makes them easier to cpature).capture). No longer applicable in [=v2.0=], as the attack does good damage but it [[HPToOne can never kill anything]].


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* HPToOne: Second version of the game changes Anna's bow whack to a variation of this - if the attack would kill an enemy, it leaves them with one HP instead. You'll appreciate it when capturing weak foes, such as small slimes.

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* UnnaturallyLoopingLocation: The glitch worlds loop with left leading to the right, and up leading to the bottom of the screen, and vice versa. Except [[spoiler:for the final Redpine one, where going up leads to a BonusBoss, but all the other sides work the same]].

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** [[spoiler:The v2.0 update adds the Treagure enemy, an animated chest with cat-like features that attacks with bites and [[GemstoneAssault exploding gems]].]]

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* NostalgiaLevel: The Data Bunker has eight series of battles based on previous games, two per game. They borrow elements from the originals while keeping some mechanics of ''5'', for example ''1''[='s=] simulations make Accuracy and Evasion completely pointless.


* CherryTapping: Anna can hit enemies with her bow. This is apparently so humiliating that the struck enemy may end up surrendering on their newt turn (and makes them easier to cpature).

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* CherryTapping: Anna can hit enemies with her bow. This is apparently so humiliating that the struck enemy may end up surrendering on their newt next turn (and makes them easier to cpature).



* CommonHTTPStatusCode: [[spoiler:Using a LimitBreak that shows Earth in its animation after the Devourer's deleted the world will instead show the animation with Earth replaced with a black circle with a red outline and "ERROR 404: NOT FOUND" in red]].

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* CommonHTTPStatusCode: [[spoiler:Using a LimitBreak that shows Earth in its animation after the Devourer's deleted the world will instead show the animation with Earth replaced with a black circle with a red outline and and]] "ERROR 404: NOT FOUND" in red]].red.



* CreatorCameo: The angelic SupportPartyMember in the video game Matt is playing at the start is how Phyrrna, the composer who wrote the game's music, is depicted on cover art.

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* CreatorCameo: The angelic SupportPartyMember in the video game Matt is playing at the start is how a depiction of Phyrrna, the composer who wrote the game's music, is depicted on cover art.music.



--> '''Lance:''' The question is... are we being killed and cloned every time we're disassembled and reassembled?
--> '''Natalie:''' What would that mean?
--> '''Lance:''' [[AntiClimax Probably nothing.]]
* DevelopersForesight: [[spoiler:Using a LimitBreak in ''[=EBF5=]'' that shows Earth in its animation after the Devourer's deleted the world will instead show the animation with Earth replaced with a black circle with a red outline and the numbers 404 in red.]]

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--> '''Lance:''' The question is... are we being killed and cloned every time we're disassembled and reassembled?
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reassembled?\\
'''Natalie:''' What would that mean?
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mean?\\
'''Lance:''' [[AntiClimax Probably nothing.]]
* DevelopersForesight: [[spoiler:Using Using a LimitBreak in ''[=EBF5=]'' that shows [[spoiler:shows Earth in its animation animation]] after the [[spoiler:the Devourer's deleted the world world]] will instead reflect that and [[spoiler:instead show the animation with Earth replaced with a black circle with a red outline and the numbers 404 in red.]]red]].



* GameGourmet: There's the regular Food consumables, and then there's the RareCandy named Steroids:\\
Food: Pumpkin, Pineapple, Watermelon, Dragon Fruit, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cloudberries, Garlic, Banana, Pretzel, Apple, Cupcake, Beer, Cola, Iron Brew, Energy Drink, Coffee, Espresso, Chili Pepper, Orange Juice, Crisps, Chips, Hamburger, Pizza\\
Steroids: Crispy Bacon, Raw Beef, Chicken Leg, Fried Egg, Poptart, Donut, Cake, Lollipop, Bread, Potato, Red Pill, Mushroom, Turnip, Grapes, Mint Leaf, Hard Nut, Sushi, Riceball, Yoghurt, Chocolate Milk



* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:Lance crashes Neon Valkyrie into your party and kidnaps Natalie. You can't do a thing about it, dealing thousands of damage to everyone. It's more like a cutscene than real fight. Strangely enough, when he uses the same attack during the actual boss battle, it deals much less damage, albeit it still hurts quite a lot]].

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* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:Lance crashes Neon Valkyrie into your party and kidnaps Natalie. Natalie]]. You can't do a thing about it, dealing as it deals thousands of damage to everyone. It's more like a cutscene than a real fight. Strangely [[spoiler:Strangely enough, when he uses the same attack during the actual boss battle, it deals much less damage, albeit it still hurts quite a lot]].



* LavaSurfing: [[BlackComedy Darkly but hilariously subverted.]] One guy in the Freezeflame Dungeon tries to surf on lava. Matt snarkily remarks that he hopes someone records it, otherwise it would be a waste of life. Come back later and you can find his apparently lavaproof surfboard stuck in lava next to likely his skull.

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* LavaSurfing: [[BlackComedy Darkly but hilariously subverted.]] One guy in the Freezeflame Dungeon tries to surf on lava. Matt snarkily remarks that he hopes someone records it, otherwise it would be a waste of life. Come back later and you can find his apparently lavaproof surfboard stuck in lava next to what is likely his skull.



* MagikarpPower: Red Ribbon in ''[=EBF5=]''. Natalie starts with it, suggesting it will fall by the wayside by the end of the game, but once leveled to maximum, it randomly grants AutoRevive. It ''will'' become your mainstay.

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* MagikarpPower: Red Ribbon in ''[=EBF5=]''. Natalie starts with it, suggesting which suggests it will fall by the wayside by the end of the game, but once leveled to maximum, it randomly grants AutoRevive. It ''will'' become your mainstay.AutoRevive, a rare and powerful effect.



** [[spoiler:The BonusBoss Neon Valhalla is an especially notable example because 1) It has high HP and defense, 2) it has permanent, ''unremovable Regen'', and most importantly, 3) it periodically summons ''three'' parts that are, more often than not, the various bombs that give you three turns before firing and wiping out your party with ridiculous damage, so for most of the fight, you'll end up destroying these while Valhalla is healing itself. Curse is mandatory.]]
** [[spoiler:The Cosmic Gigalith and The Devourer have, on Normal Difficulty, a total HP of over ''6 million''. The Devourer also has four auxiliary parts that can potentially heal it, and absorbs Virus and Poison that its tentacles can spread when wounded. Needless to say, you'll be there for a while.]]

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** [[spoiler:The The BonusBoss Neon Valhalla is an especially notable example [[spoiler:Neon Valhalla]], because 1) It has high HP and defense, 2) it has permanent, ''unremovable Regen'', [[spoiler:permanent, ''unremovable'']] ''Regen'', and most importantly, 3) it periodically summons ''three'' parts parts, [[spoiler:the Bombs]], that are, more often than not, the various bombs that give you three turns before firing and wiping if not handled in a few, [[spoiler:3]] turns, can wipe out your party with ridiculous damage, damage, so for most of the fight, you'll end up destroying these those while Valhalla the main boss is healing itself. Curse is mandatory.]]
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** [[spoiler:The Cosmic Gigalith and The Devourer Devourer]] have, on Normal Difficulty, a total HP of over ''6 million''. The [[spoiler:The Devourer also also]] has four auxiliary parts that can potentially heal it, and absorbs Virus and Poison that its tentacles some of its parts, [[spoiler:the tentacles]], can spread when wounded. Needless to say, you'll be there for a while.]]



* MirrorBoss: After beating all the optional bosses, you can enter the Temple of Trials to battle the Evil Players (Matteus, Lancelot, Natalia and Annabelle, counterparts of Matt, Lance, Natz and Anna respectively). Defeat/Capture all of them, and you can then take on [=NoLegs'=] counterpart, God, as well.

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* MirrorBoss: After beating all the optional bosses, you can enter the Temple of Trials to battle the Evil Players (Matteus, ([[spoiler:Matteus, Lancelot, Natalia and Annabelle, Annabelle]], counterparts of Matt, Lance, Natz and Anna respectively). Defeat/Capture all of them, and you can then take on [=NoLegs'=] counterpart, God, [[spoiler:God]], as well.


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* PinkMeansFeminine: Natalie's Steroids are all pink colored, Poptart, Donut, Cake, Lollipop.


* AdjustableCensorship: This is the first game in the series that features a set of "NSFW" toggles[[note]]''2'' had a similar option, but it only controlled whether or not blood would appear during some attacks[[/note]], which will remove elements like [[NoSwastikas Lance's Nazi/SS logos]], Natz' {{Stripperiffic}} [[AdaptationalModesty out]][[DigitalBikini fits]] and infamous {{Gainaxing}}, and the bears' new DungFu attacks, among other things. Enemies' death animations are also more cartoonish, disappearing in a puff of smoke rather than the blood effect of the previous games. This is to widen the game's appeal without censoring it completely, something Matt is quite averse to doing.



* BleachedUnderpants: Downplayed. ''Epic Battle Fantasy 5'' features a "NSFW" toggle, which will remove elements like [[NoSwastikas Lance's Nazi/SS logos]], Natz' {{Stripperiffic}} [[AdaptationalModesty out]][[DigitalBikini fits]] and infamous {{Gainaxing}}, and the bears' new DungFu attacks, among other things. Enemies' death animations are also more cartoonish, disappearing in a puff of smoke rather than the blood effect of the previous games. This is to widen the game's appeal without censoring it completely, something Matt is quite averse to doing.


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* HotterAndSexier: The second through fourth games had a LimitBreak for Natalie, called Kyun, where she did a pose winking towards the screen. ''5'' renamed this 7th Heaven and changed it to an illusion of a full-body shot where she dresses down in to a more revealing version of the costume she was wearing at the time.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Matt's first sword is a hockey stick he grabbed on a whim. It's called the Ultra Pro 9000 X.

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* CommonHTTPStatusCode: [[spoiler:Using a LimitBreak that shows Earth in its animation after the Devourer's deleted the world will instead show the animation with Earth replaced with a black circle with a red outline and "ERROR 404: NOT FOUND" in red]].


* FireForgedFriends: The fifth game, as our protagonists are in a {{Reboot}} and none of them have any prior history at all anymore (although they do have a strange sense of having been through this before).

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* FireForgedFriends: The fifth game, as our protagonists are in a {{Reboot}} ContinuityReboot and none of them have any prior history at all anymore (although they do have a strange sense of having been through this before).



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:The ending for ''[=EBF5=]'' reveals the game's technically not so much a {{Reboot}} as it our heroes having their minds wiped and shoved into an alternate scenario by the Devourer. Its demise gives them their memories back.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:The ending for ''[=EBF5=]'' reveals the game's technically not so much a {{Reboot}} ContinuityReboot as it our heroes having their minds wiped and shoved into an alternate scenario by the Devourer. Its demise gives them their memories back.]]



* {{Reboot}}: Instead of following on from the previous games, ''Epic Battle Fantasy 5'' will apparently start over from scratch, with the protagonists meeting for the first time. [[spoiler:Subverted, as it turns out this is the result of the Devourer's influence, and at the end of the game, they regain their memories of the previous games.]]

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* ExportSave: This game has at least 1KB files in the odd .meow extension. They're downloaded from the game and loaded from the file explorer. A program like Notepad++ can easily open them, though.

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* VisualPun: In this game, the icon for the tired status effect is literally a tire.


* FullContactMagic: Natalie's physical attacks are not too shabby, they hurt as much as Matt's and even more if you equip right items (especially Gigavolt and Summer Kimono, both ensure anything with Wet status and without immunity to Thunder will get obliterated)

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* FullContactMagic: Natalie's physical attacks are not too shabby, they hurt as much as Matt's and even more if you equip right items (especially Gigavolt and Summer Kimono, both ensure anything with Wet status and without immunity to Thunder will get obliterated)


* AndIMustScream: The equipment upgrade system involves using ''captured foes'' to upgrade equipment. Presumably while still alive, given that it's achievement is called "Unusual Torture", and its text is: Melt down a captured foe and use it as a crafting material. The foe's consent is not required."

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* AndIMustScream: The equipment upgrade system involves using ''captured foes'' to upgrade equipment. Presumably while still alive, given that it's its achievement is called "Unusual Torture", and its text is: Melt "Melt down a captured foe and use it as a crafting material. The foe's consent is not required."



* ArborealAbode: All the buildings in Greenwood Village are hollowed out trees.

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* ArborealAbode: All the buildings in Greenwood Village are hollowed out hollowed-out trees.



* AstralFinale: [[spoiler:There is a has a space-themed area called The Beyond, accessed by placing orbs representing the 4 classical elements (fire, earth, air, and water) into their respective pedestals in the middle of The Rapture to activate a portal]].

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* AstralFinale: [[spoiler:There is a has a space-themed area called The Beyond, accessed by placing orbs representing the 4 classical elements (fire, earth, air, and water) into their respective pedestals in the middle of The Rapture to activate a portal]].portal.]]



* BarrierChangeBoss: [[spoiler:The Cosmic Gigalith, which is immune to every element save for one, from which it takes quadruple damage; it changes its weakness every round]].

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* BarrierChangeBoss: [[spoiler:The Cosmic Gigalith, which is immune to every element save for one, from which it takes quadruple damage; it changes its weakness every round]].round.]]



* CutenessProximity: Can be invoked during the battle with [[spoiler:Natalie. When the Lovable status is applied to both Matt and [=NoLegs=], she will get swooned and surrender, ending the fight.]]

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* CutenessProximity: Can be invoked during the battle with [[spoiler:Natalie. When the Lovable status is applied to both Matt and [=NoLegs=], she will get swooned and surrender, ending the fight.]]fight]].



** [[spoiler:Cosmic Gigalith]] makes a big explosion upon its defeat. If the difficulty is set to Hard or above, said explosion deals damage [[spoiler:that carries over to the next wave.]]

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** [[spoiler:Cosmic Gigalith]] makes a big explosion upon its defeat. If the difficulty is set to Hard or above, said explosion deals damage [[spoiler:that carries over to the next wave.]]wave]].



* {{Expy}}: Invoked during [=EBF5=]'s development. Fans claimed that the Flame Sprite enemies in ''[=EBF4=]'' looked like [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Flame Princess]], so for ''[=EBF5=]'', Matt turned the resemblance from coincidental to blatantly deliberate.

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* {{Expy}}: Invoked during [=EBF5=]'s ''[=EBF5=]''[='=]s development. Fans claimed that the Flame Sprite enemies in ''[=EBF4=]'' looked like [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Flame Princess]], so for ''[=EBF5=]'', Matt turned the resemblance from coincidental to blatantly deliberate.



* InfinityPlusOneElement: Like Poison (the element) before ''[=EBF4=]'', Bio becomes this. This is mainly due to the introduction of TheVirus status, which does the same thing as Poison (the status), except it ''spreads and renews'' by itself, meaning you have to infect someone once and you don't have to bother with it again. To top it off, it ''stacks'' with Poison, so you can put maximum stacks of both on something and it drops quickly even with some resistance. The only disadvantage is the Virus can spread on you from the enemies, but usually the weapons inflicting the Virus also provide some resistance to Bio-aligned damage; specifically Lance's maxed-out Biohazard Blaster comes with the Virus as a status and whopping 150% resistance to Poison (while inflicting Poison on Lance, basically giving a weaker HealingFactor).

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* InfinityPlusOneElement: Like Poison (the element) before ''[=EBF4=]'', Bio becomes this. This is mainly due to the introduction of TheVirus status, which does the same thing as Poison (the status), except it ''spreads and renews'' by itself, meaning you have to infect someone once and you don't have to bother with it again. To top it off, it ''stacks'' with Poison, so you can put maximum stacks of both on something and it drops quickly even with some resistance. The only disadvantage is the that Virus can spread on you from the enemies, but usually the weapons inflicting the Virus also provide some resistance to Bio-aligned damage; specifically Lance's maxed-out Biohazard Blaster comes with the Virus as a status and whopping 150% resistance to Poison (while inflicting Poison on Lance, basically giving a weaker HealingFactor).



** [[spoiler:The BonusBoss Neon Valhalla is an especially notable example because 1) It has high HP and defense, 2) it has permanent, ''unremovable Regen'' and most importantly 3) it periodically summons ''three'' parts that are, more often than not, the various bombs that give you three turns before firing and wiping out your party with ridiculous damage, so most of the fight, you'll end up destroying these while Valhalla is healing itself. Curse is mandatory.]]

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** [[spoiler:The BonusBoss Neon Valhalla is an especially notable example because 1) It has high HP and defense, 2) it has permanent, ''unremovable Regen'' Regen'', and most importantly importantly, 3) it periodically summons ''three'' parts that are, more often than not, the various bombs that give you three turns before firing and wiping out your party with ridiculous damage, so for most of the fight, you'll end up destroying these while Valhalla is healing itself. Curse is mandatory.]]



* MusicalSpoiler: Every time you fight a [[spoiler: Cosmic Monolith]], a specific music plays. In at least one instance, the battle has multiple waves and said enemy isn't present in the first wave. No points for guessing what awaits you on the subsequent waves.

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* MusicalSpoiler: Every time you fight a [[spoiler: Cosmic [[spoiler:Cosmic Monolith]], a specific music plays. In at least one instance, the battle has multiple waves and said enemy isn't present in the first wave. No points for guessing what awaits you on the subsequent waves.



** Inverted with some enemies such as mammoths who instead inflict Hungry (the character loses a turn and eats a random food item) when killed.

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** Inverted with some enemies such as mammoths mammoths, who instead inflict Hungry (the character loses a turn and eats a random food item) when killed.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Quoted by Lance when using Poseidon as a summon on Vulcan. When proven that the party captured Poseidon and not kill him, Vulcan assumes it as a ghost and will still insist on avenging him.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Quoted by Lance when using Poseidon as a summon on Vulcan. When proven that the party has captured Poseidon and not kill killed him, Vulcan assumes it as was a ghost and will still insist on avenging him.



* {{Reboot}}: Instead of following on from the previous games, ''Epic Battle Fantasy 5'' will apparently start over from scratch, with the protagonists meeting for the first time. [[spoiler:Subverted as it turns out this is the result of the Devourer's influence, and at the end of the game, they regain their memories of the previous games.]]

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* {{Reboot}}: Instead of following on from the previous games, ''Epic Battle Fantasy 5'' will apparently start over from scratch, with the protagonists meeting for the first time. [[spoiler:Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted, as it turns out this is the result of the Devourer's influence, and at the end of the game, they regain their memories of the previous games.]]



** [[spoiler: Even '''Auto Revive''' doesn't prevent the red "flash", though it does otherwise work as normal.]]

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** [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even '''Auto Revive''' doesn't prevent the red "flash", though it does otherwise work as normal.]]



* RetGone: [[spoiler:The Devourer]] tries to do this to [[spoiler: Godcat]] between ''4'' and ''5''. It isn't quite perfect, since [[spoiler: [=NoLegs=] can still summon her as his limit breaks. Also, her religion remains intact, causing everyone to see the new God as a cat. Natalie also recognizes Godcat if [=NoLegs=] summons her while Natalie is in the front line.]]

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* RetGone: [[spoiler:The Devourer]] tries to do this to [[spoiler: Godcat]] [[spoiler:Godcat]] between ''4'' and ''5''. It isn't quite perfect, since [[spoiler: [=NoLegs=] [[spoiler:[=NoLegs=] can still summon her as his limit breaks. Also, her religion remains intact, causing everyone to see the new God as a cat. Natalie also recognizes Godcat if [=NoLegs=] summons her while Natalie is in the front line.]]



** On Hard or Epic difficulty, [[spoiler:the Cosmic Gigalith's dying explosion will hit the whole party for a significant amount of damage. [[ThisIsGonneSuck And then the Devourer appears and attacks you before you get a chance to heal...]] ]]

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** On Hard or Epic difficulty, [[spoiler:the Cosmic Gigalith's dying explosion will hit the whole party for a significant amount of damage. [[ThisIsGonneSuck And then the Devourer appears and attacks you before you get a chance to heal...]] ]]]]]]



** [[spoiler:The Devourer will delete the planet when his HP goes down to 25%.]] This inflicts a damage-over-time effect on everyone that raises the longer battle takes. Take too long and it will outdamage any healing you have and kill you.

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** [[spoiler:The Devourer will delete the planet when his HP goes down to 25%.]] This inflicts a damage-over-time effect on everyone that raises the longer the battle takes. Take too long long, and it will outdamage any healing you have and kill you.



* WeirdWeather: There's weather like 'Energy', 'Radiation' and 'Lava Flow' that are not weather at all. There's even weather like '??[[/@#,,' in glitch areas.

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* WeirdWeather: There's weather like 'Energy', 'Radiation' 'Radiation', and 'Lava Flow' that are not weather at all. There's even weather like '??[[/@#,,' in glitch areas.

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