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* BigBad: Expirius is the main antagonist of the game, albeit with the fallen god Entropy being the BiggerBad.


** Meredith, Julia, and Vixen are all competent fighters in their own rights. Meredith and Julia are {{Combat Medic}}s, Vixen is a summoner and a BadassPrincess.

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** Meredith, Julia, and Vixen are all competent fighters in their own rights. Meredith and Julia are {{Combat Medic}}s, Vixen is a summoner and a BadassPrincess.summoner.


* Jerkass:

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}:


* [[spoiler:Similarly, Gerovitus also tries to go out on his own terms by dying to the party in battle, only to become an undead servant too.]]

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* ** [[spoiler:Similarly, Gerovitus also tries to go out on his own terms by dying to the party in battle, only to become an undead servant too.]]


* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Nergal, a member of the Invincible Four, once tried to kill himself in order to avoid experiencing Expirius's apocalypse. Unfortunately, he ended up being brought back as an undead servant. Similarly, Gerovitus also tries to go out on his own terms by dying to the party in battle, only to become an undead servant too.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: BetterToDieThanBeKilled:
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[[spoiler:Nergal, a member of the Invincible Four, once tried to kill himself in order to avoid experiencing Expirius's apocalypse. Unfortunately, he ended up being brought back as an undead servant. Similarly, ]]
* [[spoiler:Similarly,
Gerovitus also tries to go out on his own terms by dying to the party in battle, only to become an undead servant too.]]


** Commander Lysander, in spite of working for the Valiantide, is a very unpleasant person.

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** Commander Lysander, in spite of working for the Valiantide, is a very unpleasant person.person: a haughty CommanderContrarian.



%%* SacrificialLion:
%%** [[spoiler:Both Azrael and Cirus]] are killed in older versions of the game, only to be [[SparedByTheAdaptation spared by v3.30]].
%%** [[spoiler:Logan, one of the few reasonable Valiantide leaders, is killed in Expirius's assault on the Triangle Island Base.]]

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%%* SacrificialLion:
%%**
* SacrificialLion: Over the course of the story, important characters are killed off at key moments of the game.
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[[spoiler:Both Azrael and Cirus]] are killed in older versions of the game, only to be [[SparedByTheAdaptation spared by v3.30]].
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30]]. [[spoiler:Cirus]] dies in a HeroicSacrifice to help the heroes and, later, [[spoiler:Azrael]] kills himself to prevent Expirius from controlling him more and [[spoiler:atone for his past as a Black Night]].
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[[spoiler:Logan, one of the few reasonable Valiantide leaders, is killed in Expirius's assault on the Triangle Island Base.]]Base]] in order to show the threat of the BigBad.



%%* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Cirigoth Empire and Tyr-Anon]] were this for Expirius and [[spoiler:Altair]].

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%%* * UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Cirigoth Empire and Tyr-Anon]] were this for manipulated by Expirius and [[spoiler:Altair]].[[spoiler:Altair]]. Namely, they were used to [[spoiler:create enough bloodshed to help release Expirius from his interdimensional prison]].



%%* WhamEpisode: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.

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%%* * WhamEpisode: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.Square. The heroes infiltrate it disguised as Cirigoth soldiers, hoping to get a shot at Emperor Daevus and save Logan, [[spoiler:only to witness Altair kill Daevus and all witnesses except them after the Emperor talked about negociating with the coalition of nations allied against him, since Altair wants the war to continue. He then takes control of the Cirigoth Empire. This allows the heroes to realize that Daevus isn't the real threat and the war itself is part of Altair's biggest scheme]].



%%* YouCantThwartStageOne: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.

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%%* * YouCantThwartStageOne: Of course Expirius course, no matter how hard the heroes try to prevent it from happening in the first part of the game, [[spoiler:Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.world]].


%%* AerithAndBob: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.

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%%* * AerithAndBob: Just look at the names of all the playable characters. On the one hand, you have names like Gerovitus, Daevus, Altair, Expirius. One of the main characters is called Azrael. On the other hand, there are names like Julia, Meredith, Justin...



%%* ChestMonster: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.

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%%* * ChestMonster: Always red. You know Red chests trigger a fight if the player tries to open them when you see them, so no surprises.and the fight must be won in order to receive the loot inside them.



%%* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.

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%%* * DiscOneFinalDungeon: The fleet of airships during the War of the Eclipse, and again with later Nemus Aevum forest.forest, are long levels that appear to be the climax of the story, but aren't.



%%* EmptyRoomPsych: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.

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%%* * EmptyRoomPsych: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.paranoia-inducing: no treasures, no fights, no [=PNJ=]s. Just empty rooms. In fact, the only living soul the heroes encounter is [[spoiler:Gerovitus himself]] in the throne room, because [[spoiler:Altair and his forces have already killed everyone else]].



%%* FauxAffablyEvil: The NPC, Hammond, reveals that Altair truly enjoys the suffering of others underneath his suave exterior.

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%%* * FauxAffablyEvil: The NPC, Hammond, reveals that Altair truly enjoys the suffering of others underneath his suave exterior.



%%* GunNut: Dynamo, big time.

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%%* * GunNut: Dynamo, big time.time. His arsenal includes a wide variety of guns and he sees nothing wrong with sabotaging a ship in the middle of a storm ''while he's aboard'' to force Willis to fight him to get it back.



%%* HopelessBossFight: One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius. In v3.30, the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Depending on Glen's dialogue choices with potential love interests, the girl that doesn't win can feel this way[[spoiler:, as shown during Entropy's MindRape sequence where he taunts them about their unrequited love.]]
%%* ImAHumanitarian: Aegir's lieutenant.
%%* Jerkass: Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.

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%%* * HopelessBossFight: One unwinnable fight against [[spoiler:Altair]] happens early on, and two as the story needs the characters to be captured by the Cirigoth Empire. Two with [[spoiler:Expirius.[[spoiler:Expirius]] follow suit. In v3.30, the [[spoiler:the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Depending on Glen's dialogue choices with potential love interests, the girl that doesn't win can feel this way[[spoiler:, as way, [[spoiler:as shown during Entropy's MindRape sequence where he taunts them about their unrequited love.]]
%%* * ImAHumanitarian: Aegir's lieutenant.
%%* Jerkass:
lieutenant ate the human guards.
* Jerkass:
**
Commander Lysander Lysander, in spite of working for the Valiantide, is hardly a likeable person. very unpleasant person.
**
General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.allies, with his haughty and scornful personality.


* SuicideByCop: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]] insteand of cooperating further. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway because he knew too much, so he decided to die by his own terms in a fight instead of waiting for Altair to silence him.

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* SuicideByCop: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]] insteand of cooperating further. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway because he knew too much, so he decided to die by his own terms in a fight instead of waiting for Altair to silence him.him, in a BetterToDieThanBeKilled kind of way.


%%* AdaptationNameChange: The game's 3.30 version renamed Brad to Azrael.

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%%* * AdaptationNameChange: The game's 3.30 character named Brad in earlier versions of the game is renamed Azrael in version renamed Brad to Azrael.3.30.



* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Battle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse are two long sequences of battle. The first marks the beginning of the war betewenn Cirigon and the rest of the free nations of the world, the second takes place in the sky while the heroes navigate from airship to airship in order to get to Altair.

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* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Battle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse are two long sequences of battle. The first marks the beginning of the war betewenn between Cirigon and the rest of the free nations of the world, the second takes place in the sky while the heroes navigate go from airship to airship in order to get to Altair.



%%* TheDragon: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.
%%* DuelBoss: Justin VS [[spoiler:General Aries]] during the War of the Eclipse. If you so choose, Dynamo can be one for Willis.

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%%* * TheDragon: Lord Altair to is Emperor Daevus Daevus' second-in-command and field agent, but [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before ends up literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.
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him]]]]. In reality, he's [[spoiler:Expirius' second-in-command]].
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DuelBoss: Justin VS fights [[spoiler:General Aries]] in a one-on-one duel during the War of the Eclipse. If you so choose, Dynamo can be one for Willis.



%%* TheEmperor: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
%%* TheEmpire: The Cirigoth, of course.

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%%* * TheEmperor: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
%%*
Cirigon is well... an emperor. He also wants to conquer the rest of the world.
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TheEmpire: The Cirigoth, of course.Cirigon is an empire that wishes to expand.



%%* HighAltitudeBattle: Again, the War of the Eclipse.

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%%* * HighAltitudeBattle: Again, the The War of the Eclipse.Eclipse takes place both on the ground and in the skies, between airships, although the heroes only take part in the airship battle.



%%* MagicKnight: Azrael and the Cirigoth Blackguards in general.

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%%* * MagicKnight: Azrael and the Cirigoth Blackguards in general.general are accomplished swordmasters and can also use magic.



%%* MookHorrorShow: The prologue (Azrael's escape) is this for Cirigoth and Tyr-Anox soldiers.

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%%* * MookHorrorShow: The prologue (Azrael's escape) is this for Cirigoth and Tyr-Anox soldiers.soldiers: Azrael slaughters the terrified soldiers one after an other.



%%* NonActionBigBad: Empereor Daevus, [[spoiler:before he's revealed to be a DiscOneFinalBoss]].

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%%* * NonActionBigBad: Empereor Daevus, [[spoiler:before he's revealed to be a DiscOneFinalBoss]].DiscOneFinalBoss]], is the man who threatens to conquer all the nations of the world, but he's a politician, not a fighter.



%%* ProfessorGuineaPig: Ament.
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.

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%%* * ProfessorGuineaPig: Ament.
%%*
Ament is a MadScientist who experimented on himself.
*
ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.this. He has a MightMakesRight philosophy and therefore believes that the strong should rule over the weak because their strength makes them superior



%%* LaResistance: the Valiantide.
%%* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized.

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%%* * LaResistance: The Valiantide are a underground network fighting against the Valiantide.
%%*
Cirigoth Empire's yoke.
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TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted, as Averted. While the Valiantide fights against [[TheEmpire Cirigoth oppression]], they sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized.



%%* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.

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%%* * SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.fiancee is killed off right after her introduction and a few lines of dialogue, to give Justin a motivation to fight the bad guys for the rest of the game.



%%* StraightEdgeEvil: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.
%%* SuicideByCop: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]]. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway, so he decided to die in a fight.

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%%* * StraightEdgeEvil: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.
%%*
suprisingly puritanical mindset in some areas, for instance cracking down against prostitution.
*
SuicideByCop: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]]. moment]] insteand of cooperating further. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway, anyway because he knew too much, so he decided to die by his own terms in a fight.fight instead of waiting for Altair to silence him.


%%* ActionGirl: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.

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%%* ActionGirl: * ActionGirl:
**
Meredith, Julia, and Vixen are all competent fighters in their own rights. Meredith and the Julia are {{Combat Medic}}s, Vixen is a summoner and a BadassPrincess.
** The
vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.are women, and they managed to conquer a good chunk of their continent with Cirigoth help.



%%* AffablyEvil: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.

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%%* * AffablyEvil: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and GreaterScopeVillain: he congratulates the heroes when they're able to resist his last attempt to corrupt them. He even stops his evil plans when the party earns his respect.



%%* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.
%%* BiggerBad: The fallen god Entropy.

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%%* * BigBadassBattleSequence: The Batlle Battle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.Eclipse are two long sequences of battle. The first marks the beginning of the war betewenn Cirigon and the rest of the free nations of the world, the second takes place in the sky while the heroes navigate from airship to airship in order to get to Altair.
%%* * BiggerBad: The fallen god Entropy.Entropy is the one responsible of Expirius' corruption, but it's the latter's actions that drive the plot.



%%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.

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%%* * BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.mind is mind-controlled by Expirius, the BigBad.



%%* TheConqueror: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.

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%%* * TheConqueror: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.choice is to try and unite by force all the world under his rule.



%%* DemotedToExtra: All of Emperor Daevus's scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] were cut out of v3.30.

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%%* * DemotedToExtra: All Before the latest version of the game (v.3.30), and as he is the DiscOneFinalBoss, Emperor Daevus's Daevus had an important presence in the first part of the game: the story would regularly cut to him scheming with his assistants. All of his scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] were cut out of v3.30.


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* ActionGirl: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.
* AdaptationNameChange: The game's 3.30 version renamed Brad to Azrael.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.
* %%* AdaptationNameChange: The game's 3.30 version renamed Brad to Azrael.



* AerithAndBob: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.
* AffablyEvil: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.

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* %%* AerithAndBob: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.
* %%* AffablyEvil: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.



* ApocalypticLog: You find a rather disturbing trail of Memory Beacons [[spoiler:abandoned deep inside Nemus Aevum]].
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Pandemonium is HUGE.
* BehindTheBlack: Starts creeping up in later dungeons. Meridion Caverns and Viridis Mons are among the bigger offenders.

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* %%* ApocalypticLog: You find a rather disturbing trail of Memory Beacons [[spoiler:abandoned deep inside Nemus Aevum]].
* %%* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Pandemonium is HUGE.
* %%* BehindTheBlack: Starts creeping up in later dungeons. Meridion Caverns and Viridis Mons are among the bigger offenders.



* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.

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* %%* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.



* BonusBoss: Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus. There are also a handful of side quests bosses throughout the course of the game.
* BonusDungeon: Too many to list.

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* %%* BonusBoss: Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus. There are also a handful of side quests bosses throughout the course of the game.
* %%* BonusDungeon: Too many to list.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.
* ChestMonster: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.
* TheConqueror: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.
* ConstructedWorld: Like the majority of {{Fantasy}} settings.
* DeadpanSnarker: Altair. Glen has his moments as well.

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* %%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.
* %%* ChestMonster: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.
* %%* TheConqueror: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.
* %%* ConstructedWorld: Like the majority of {{Fantasy}} settings.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Altair. Glen has his moments as well.



* DemonLordsAndArchDevils: The five Abyssal Lords.
* DemotedToExtra: All of Emperor Daevus's scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] were cut out of v3.30.

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* %%* DemonLordsAndArchDevils: The five Abyssal Lords.
* %%* DemotedToExtra: All of Emperor Daevus's scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] were cut out of v3.30.



* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.
* TheDragon: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.
* DuelBoss: Justin VS [[spoiler:General Aries]] during the War of the Eclipse. If you so choose, Dynamo can be one for Willis.

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* %%* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.
* %%* TheDragon: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.
* %%* DuelBoss: Justin VS [[spoiler:General Aries]] during the War of the Eclipse. If you so choose, Dynamo can be one for Willis.



* TheEmperor: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
* TheEmpire: The Cirigoth, of course.
* EmptyRoomPsych: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.

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* %%* TheEmperor: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
* %%* TheEmpire: The Cirigoth, of course.
* %%* EmptyRoomPsych: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.



* EthicalSlut: Vixen. She's pretty direct about it.

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* %%* EthicalSlut: Vixen. She's pretty direct about it.



* EvilChancellor: Dolus.

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* %%* EvilChancellor: Dolus.



* EvilOverlord: Expirius.

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* %%* EvilOverlord: Expirius.



* FauxAffablyEvil: The NPC, Hammond, reveals that Altair truly enjoys the suffering of others underneath his suave exterior.

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* %%* FauxAffablyEvil: The NPC, Hammond, reveals that Altair truly enjoys the suffering of others underneath his suave exterior.



* GlobalAirship: The Aetherius.

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* %%* GlobalAirship: The Aetherius.



* GunNut: Dynamo, big time.
* HighAltitudeBattle: Again, the War of the Eclipse.
* HopelessBossFight: One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius. In v3.30, the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].

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* %%* GunNut: Dynamo, big time.
* %%* HighAltitudeBattle: Again, the War of the Eclipse.
* %%* HopelessBossFight: One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius. In v3.30, the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].



* ImAHumanitarian: Aegir's lieutenant.
* Jerkass: Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.
* KillerRabbit: Carbunkle.
* LackOfEmpathy: Azrael knows very few ways other than that of brute force, as a direct result of his peculiar upbringing.
* LargeHam: Expirius is a huge case of this, and many of his underlings hold their own at the game. Gerovitus and Aries have their moments too.
* LastDitchMove: A possibly murderous one is cast by [[spoiler:Guardian Dragona]].
* LazyBackup: The four party members limit will result in this during some sequences.

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* %%* ImAHumanitarian: Aegir's lieutenant.
* %%* Jerkass: Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.
* %%* KillerRabbit: Carbunkle.
* %%* LackOfEmpathy: Azrael knows very few ways other than that of brute force, as a direct result of his peculiar upbringing.
* %%* LargeHam: Expirius is a huge case of this, and many of his underlings hold their own at the game. Gerovitus and Aries have their moments too.
* %%* LastDitchMove: A possibly murderous one is cast by [[spoiler:Guardian Dragona]].
* %%* LazyBackup: The four party members limit will result in this during some sequences.



* TheLostWoods: Eridwell's Refuge, Quercetum Woods, Senium Forest and the much bigger Nemus Aevum.
* MagicKnight: Azrael and the Cirigoth Blackguards in general.
* Manchild: [[spoiler:Vetu.]] Probably.
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: For the most part, though oddities in that respect start popping up once Act II rolls in.

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* %%* TheLostWoods: Eridwell's Refuge, Quercetum Woods, Senium Forest and the much bigger Nemus Aevum.
* %%* MagicKnight: Azrael and the Cirigoth Blackguards in general.
* %%* Manchild: [[spoiler:Vetu.]] Probably.
* %%* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: For the most part, though oddities in that respect start popping up once Act II rolls in.



* MookHorrorShow: The prologue (Azrael's escape) is this for Cirigoth and Tyr-Anox soldiers.
* NewGamePlus: With a bunch of quirky features.
* NonActionBigBad: Empereor Daevus, [[spoiler:before he's revealed to be a DiscOneFinalBoss]].

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* %%* MookHorrorShow: The prologue (Azrael's escape) is this for Cirigoth and Tyr-Anox soldiers.
* %%* NewGamePlus: With a bunch of quirky features.
* %%* NonActionBigBad: Empereor Daevus, [[spoiler:before he's revealed to be a DiscOneFinalBoss]].



* ThePaladin: Cirus the Great is a textbook case.
* PatrioticFervor: One of several defining traits for Meredith.
* PoorPredictableRock: Averted. Even bosses that are aligned with one element tend to have dual-elemental skills and non-elemental skills to ensure the player can't just resist all their attacks.

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* %%* ThePaladin: Cirus the Great is a textbook case.
* %%* PatrioticFervor: One of several defining traits for Meredith.
* %%* PoorPredictableRock: Averted. Even bosses that are aligned with one element tend to have dual-elemental skills and non-elemental skills to ensure the player can't just resist all their attacks.



* ProfessorGuineaPig: Ament.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Julia]] has it, and it seems to have heavily damaged her psyche.

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* %%* ProfessorGuineaPig: Ament.
* %%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.
* %%* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Julia]] has it, and it seems to have heavily damaged her psyche.



* LaResistance: the Valiantide.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized.
* RunningGag: Juji Fruits. They're very refreshing.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.
* Sacrificial Lion:
** [[spoiler:Both Azrael and Cirus]] are killed in older versions of the game, only to be [[SparedByTheAdaptation spared by v3.30]].
** [[spoiler:Logan, one of the few reasonable Valiantide leaders, is killed in Expirius's assault on the Triangle Island Base.]]

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* %%* LaResistance: the Valiantide.
* %%* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized.
* %%* RunningGag: Juji Fruits. They're very refreshing.
* %%* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.
* Sacrificial Lion:
**
%%* SacrificialLion:
%%**
[[spoiler:Both Azrael and Cirus]] are killed in older versions of the game, only to be [[SparedByTheAdaptation spared by v3.30]].
** %%** [[spoiler:Logan, one of the few reasonable Valiantide leaders, is killed in Expirius's assault on the Triangle Island Base.]]



* SideQuest: You can keep track of most of them thanks to the journal. There are, however, a handful of exceptions.

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* %%* SideQuest: You can keep track of most of them thanks to the journal. There are, however, a handful of exceptions.



* SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: A fine complement to [[spoiler:Pandemonium's startling growls]].
* ShoutOut: By the dozens.

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* %%* SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: A fine complement to [[spoiler:Pandemonium's startling growls]].
* %%* ShoutOut: By the dozens.



* StraightEdgeEvil: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.
* [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Team]]: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]]. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway, so he decided to die in a fight.

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* %%* StraightEdgeEvil: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.
* [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Team]]: %%* SuicideByCop: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]]. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway, so he decided to die in a fight.



* UltimateEvil: Again, Entropy.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Expirius's mission statement.

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* %%* UltimateEvil: Again, Entropy.
* %%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Expirius's mission statement.



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Cirigoth Empire and Tyr-Anon]] were this for Expirius and [[spoiler:Altair]].

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* %%* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Cirigoth Empire and Tyr-Anon]] were this for Expirius and [[spoiler:Altair]].



* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Atlantis Fortress. It's big.
* VillainTeleportation: Altair uses it often.

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* %%* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Atlantis Fortress. It's big.
* %%* VillainTeleportation: Altair uses it often.



* WarriorPoet: Colonel Justin Stryker is a major example.
* WhamEpisode: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.

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* %%* WarriorPoet: Colonel Justin Stryker is a major example.
* %%* WhamEpisode: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.



* YouCantThwartStageOne: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.

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* %%* YouCantThwartStageOne: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.


An independent freeware RPG Maker 2003 game by Doug "DJC" Carpenter, with a setting best described as a {{Fantasy}} {{Constructed World}}. Started several years ago as a Final Fantasy fan-game, and has existed in multiple incarnations over time, some of them VERY different from each other, until DJC decided to pull out all former versions and make the latest, much-revised version the "official" one.

Unusual for having, as the name would suggest, an incredibly long playtime no matter which way the player goes about completing it. Add to that a differently-flavored story for this kind of game despite it being full of references to famous and less famous {{Speculative Fiction}} works, some very unusual battle mechanics and a thoroughly distinctive dungeon design.

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An independent freeware RPG Maker 2003 game by Doug "DJC" Carpenter, with a setting best described as a {{Fantasy}} {{Constructed World}}.ConstructedWorld. Started several years ago as a Final Fantasy fan-game, and has existed in multiple incarnations over time, some of them VERY different from each other, until DJC decided to pull out all former versions and make the latest, much-revised version the "official" one.

Unusual for having, as the name would suggest, an incredibly long playtime no matter which way the player goes about completing it. Add to that a differently-flavored story for this kind of game despite it being full of references to famous and less famous {{Speculative Fiction}} SpeculativeFiction works, some very unusual battle mechanics and a thoroughly distinctive dungeon design.



* {{Action Girl}}: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.

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* {{Action Girl}}: ActionGirl: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.



* {{Aerith and Bob}}: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.
* {{Affably Evil}}: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.
* {{Anti Grinding}}: The level cap system. As soon as your characters reach an experience level considered too high for that point in the story, no more random encounters for you. The level cap system is scrapped in version 3.30, but there's an option to lower the EXP and encounter rate as the party gains levels.
* {{Apocalyptic Log}}: You find a rather disturbing trail of Memory Beacons [[spoiler:abandoned deep inside Nemus Aevum]].
* {{Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever}}: Pandemonium is HUGE.
* {{Behind The Black}}: Starts creeping up in later dungeons. Meridion Caverns and Viridis Mons are among the bigger offenders.

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* {{Aerith and Bob}}: AerithAndBob: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.
* {{Affably Evil}}: AffablyEvil: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.
* {{Anti Grinding}}: AntiGrinding: The level cap system. As soon as your characters reach an experience level considered too high for that point in the story, no more random encounters for you. The level cap system is scrapped in version 3.30, but there's an option to lower the EXP and encounter rate as the party gains levels.
* {{Apocalyptic Log}}: ApocalypticLog: You find a rather disturbing trail of Memory Beacons [[spoiler:abandoned deep inside Nemus Aevum]].
* {{Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever}}: AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Pandemonium is HUGE.
* {{Behind The Black}}: BehindTheBlack: Starts creeping up in later dungeons. Meridion Caverns and Viridis Mons are among the bigger offenders.



* {{Big Bad}}: Expirius is the main antagonist.



* {{Big Badass Battle Sequence}}: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Bigger Bad}}: The fallen god Entropy.

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* {{Big Badass Battle Sequence}}: BigBadassBattleSequence: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Bigger Bad}}: %%* BiggerBad: The fallen god Entropy.



* {{Bonus Boss}}: Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus. There are also a handful of side quests bosses throughout the course of the game.
* {{Bonus Dungeon}}: Too many to list.

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* {{Bonus Boss}}: BonusBoss: Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus. There are also a handful of side quests bosses throughout the course of the game.
* {{Bonus Dungeon}}: BonusDungeon: Too many to list.



* {{Brainwashed and Crazy}}: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.
* {{Chest Monster}}: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.
* {{The Conqueror}}: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.
* {{Constructed World}}: Like the majority of {{Fantasy}} settings.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Altair. Glen has his moments as well.

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* {{Brainwashed and Crazy}}: BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.
* {{Chest Monster}}: ChestMonster: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.
* {{The Conqueror}}: TheConqueror: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.
* {{Constructed World}}: ConstructedWorld: Like the majority of {{Fantasy}} settings.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: DeadpanSnarker: Altair. Glen has his moments as well.



* {{Decoy Protagonist}}: Azrael is the first playable character, but is eventually booted from the party for most of the game. Glen could be considered the real main character, but even that is not clear-cut, though the other characters consider him to be the most suitable leader due to his pragmatism.
* {{Defeating the Undefeatable}}: They're called the Invincible Four for a reason [[spoiler:though they [[ILetYouWin let the protagonists win]] during their first fights]]. Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus may also count.
* {{Demon Lords and Arch Devils}}: The five Abyssal Lords.

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* {{Decoy Protagonist}}: DecoyProtagonist: Azrael is the first playable character, but is eventually booted from the party for most of the game. Glen could be considered the real main character, but even that is not clear-cut, though the other characters consider him to be the most suitable leader due to his pragmatism.
* {{Defeating the Undefeatable}}: DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They're called the Invincible Four for a reason [[spoiler:though they [[ILetYouWin let the protagonists win]] during their first fights]]. Uber Daemon and Khaer Magnus may also count.
* {{Demon Lords and Arch Devils}}: DemonLordsAndArchDevils: The five Abyssal Lords.



* {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.
* {{The Dragon}}: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.

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* {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}: DiscOneFinalDungeon: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.
* {{The Dragon}}: TheDragon: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.



* {{Eldritch Abomination}}: Pandemonium and Uber Daemon have no known origin or purpose, are terrifyingly large and strange-looking and are among the most powerful creatures in the whole game.
* {{The Emperor}}: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
* {{The Empire}}: The Cirigoth, of course.
* {{Empty Room Psych}}: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.
* {{Enemy Mine}}: Briefly between the heroes and [[spoiler:Gerovitus]], who gives them useful informations about [[spoiler:Altair and Expirius]] because [[spoiler:Altair]] betrayed him.
* {{Ethical Slut}}: Vixen. She's pretty direct about it.

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* {{Eldritch Abomination}}: EldritchAbomination: Pandemonium and Uber Daemon have no known origin or purpose, are terrifyingly large and strange-looking and are among the most powerful creatures in the whole game.
* {{The Emperor}}: TheEmperor: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
* {{The Empire}}: TheEmpire: The Cirigoth, of course.
* {{Empty Room Psych}}: EmptyRoomPsych: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.
* {{Enemy Mine}}: EnemyMine: Briefly between the heroes and [[spoiler:Gerovitus]], who gives them useful informations about [[spoiler:Altair and Expirius]] because [[spoiler:Altair]] betrayed him.
* {{Ethical Slut}}: EthicalSlut: Vixen. She's pretty direct about it.



* {{Evil Chancellor}}: Dolus.

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* {{Evil Chancellor}}: EvilChancellor: Dolus.



* {{Evil Overlord}} : Expirius.

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* {{Evil Overlord}} : EvilOverlord: Expirius.



* {{Extended Gameplay}}: The final side quest, though designed for the {{New Game Plus}} mode, is accessible immediately by picking the Continue+ option after the {{Epilogue}}.

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* {{Extended Gameplay}}: ExtendedGameplay: The final side quest, though designed for the {{New Game Plus}} NewGamePlus mode, is accessible immediately by picking the Continue+ option after the {{Epilogue}}.Epilogue.



* {{Global Airship}}: The Aetherius.

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* {{Global Airship}}: GlobalAirship: The Aetherius.



* {{Gun Nut}}: Dynamo, big time.
* {{High Altitude Battle}}: Again, the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Hopeless Boss Fight}} : One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius. In v3.30, the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].

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* {{Gun Nut}}: GunNut: Dynamo, big time.
* {{High Altitude Battle}}: HighAltitudeBattle: Again, the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Hopeless Boss Fight}} : HopelessBossFight: One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius. In v3.30, the first fight with Expirius was cut out]].



* {{Im A Humanitarian}} : Aegir's lieutenant.
* {{Jerkass}} : Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.
* {{Killer Rabbit}}: Carbunkle.
* {{Lack Of Empathy}}: Azrael knows very few ways other than that of brute force, as a direct result of his peculiar upbringing.
* {{Large Ham}}: Expirius is a huge case of this, and many of his underlings hold their own at the game. Gerovitus and Aries have their moments too.
* {{Last Ditch Move}}: A possibly murderous one is cast by [[spoiler:Guardian Dragona]].
* {{Lazy Backup}}: The four party members limit will result in this during some sequences.

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* {{Im A Humanitarian}} : ImAHumanitarian: Aegir's lieutenant.
* {{Jerkass}} : Jerkass: Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries is also a massive dick towards his own allies.
* {{Killer Rabbit}}: KillerRabbit: Carbunkle.
* {{Lack Of Empathy}}: LackOfEmpathy: Azrael knows very few ways other than that of brute force, as a direct result of his peculiar upbringing.
* {{Large Ham}}: LargeHam: Expirius is a huge case of this, and many of his underlings hold their own at the game. Gerovitus and Aries have their moments too.
* {{Last Ditch Move}}: LastDitchMove: A possibly murderous one is cast by [[spoiler:Guardian Dragona]].
* {{Lazy Backup}}: LazyBackup: The four party members limit will result in this during some sequences.



* {{The Lost Woods}}: Eridwell's Refuge, Quercetum Woods, Senium Forest and the much bigger Nemus Aevum.

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* {{The Lost Woods}}: TheLostWoods: Eridwell's Refuge, Quercetum Woods, Senium Forest and the much bigger Nemus Aevum.



* {{Manchild}}: [[spoiler:Vetu.]] Probably.
* {{Medieval European Fantasy}}: For the most part, though oddities in that respect start popping up once Act II rolls in.

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* {{Manchild}}: Manchild: [[spoiler:Vetu.]] Probably.
* {{Medieval European Fantasy}}: MedievalEuropeanFantasy: For the most part, though oddities in that respect start popping up once Act II rolls in.



* {{Missing Secret}}: The gate guards of Revirdok will not let you inside the city because of the nasty crisis going on. At no point in the story will the area ever open, no matter what you do in the game.

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* {{Missing Secret}}: MissingSecret: The gate guards of Revirdok will not let you inside the city because of the nasty crisis going on. At no point in the story will the area ever open, no matter what you do in the game.



* {{New Game Plus}}: With a bunch of quirky features.

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* {{New Game Plus}}: NewGamePlus: With a bunch of quirky features.



* {{The Paladin}}: Cirus the Great is a textbook case.
* {{Patriotic Fervor}}: One of several defining traits for Meredith.

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* {{The Paladin}}: ThePaladin: Cirus the Great is a textbook case.
* {{Patriotic Fervor}}: PatrioticFervor: One of several defining traits for Meredith.



* {{Professor Guinea Pig}}: Ament.
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.
* {{Rape As Backstory}} : [[spoiler:Julia]] has it, and it seems to have heavily damaged her psyche.
* {{Real Person Cameo}} : A side quest lets you fight [[spoiler:"Osama". However, version 3.30 replaces his boss battle with a Blob boss, [[AlwaysABiggerFish which killed him first]].]]
* {{La Resistance}}: the Valiantide.
* {{The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified}}: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as {{The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized}}.
* {{Running Gag}}: Juji Fruits. They're very refreshing.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.
* {{Sacrificial Lion}}:

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* {{Professor Guinea Pig}}: ProfessorGuineaPig: Ament.
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}: ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.
* {{Rape As Backstory}} : RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Julia]] has it, and it seems to have heavily damaged her psyche.
* {{Real Person Cameo}} : RealPersonCameo: A side quest lets you fight [[spoiler:"Osama". However, version 3.30 replaces his boss battle with a Blob boss, [[AlwaysABiggerFish which killed him first]].]]
* {{La Resistance}}: LaResistance: the Valiantide.
* {{The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified}}: TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as {{The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized}}.
TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized.
* {{Running Gag}}: RunningGag: Juji Fruits. They're very refreshing.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}: SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.
* {{Sacrificial Lion}}: Sacrificial Lion:



* {{Side Quest}}: You can keep track of most of them thanks to the journal. There are, however, a handful of exceptions.

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* {{Side Quest}}: SideQuest: You can keep track of most of them thanks to the journal. There are, however, a handful of exceptions.



* {{Songs in the Key of Panic}}: A fine complement to [[spoiler:Pandemonium's startling growls]].

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* {{Songs in the Key of Panic}}: SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: A fine complement to [[spoiler:Pandemonium's startling growls]].



* {{Straight Edge Evil}}: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.

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* {{Straight Edge Evil}}: StraightEdgeEvil: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.



* {{Trauma Inn}}: A rather literal case, as the amount of money you get charged for depends entirely on the amount of HP your party members are currently missing.

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* {{Trauma Inn}}: TraumaInn: A rather literal case, as the amount of money you get charged for depends entirely on the amount of HP your party members are currently missing.



* {{Ultimate Evil}}: Again, Entropy.
* {{Utopia Justifies The Means}}: Expirius's mission statement.

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* {{Ultimate Evil}}: UltimateEvil: Again, Entropy.
* {{Utopia Justifies The Means}}: UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Expirius's mission statement.



* {{The Very Definitely Final Dungeon}}: Atlantis Fortress. It's big.
* {{Villain Teleportation}}: Altair uses it often.
* {{War Is Hell}}: Keen's short tale of the Cirigoth invasion is anything but pretty, and enemy {{Mooks}} sometimes act in ways that are certain to make the more sensitive-minded players uneasy...
* {{Warrior Poet}}: Colonel Justin Stryker is a major example.
* {{Wham Episode}}: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.

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* {{The Very Definitely Final Dungeon}}: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Atlantis Fortress. It's big.
* {{Villain Teleportation}}: VillainTeleportation: Altair uses it often.
* {{War Is Hell}}: WarIsHell: Keen's short tale of the Cirigoth invasion is anything but pretty, and enemy {{Mooks}} sometimes act in ways that are certain to make the more sensitive-minded players uneasy...
* {{Warrior Poet}}: WarriorPoet: Colonel Justin Stryker is a major example.
* {{Wham Episode}}: WhamEpisode: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.



* {{You Cant Thwart Stage One}}: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.

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* {{You Cant Thwart Stage One}}: YouCantThwartStageOne: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.


** {{Big Bad Wannabe}}: Emperor Daevus fancies himself as a great conqueror and is indeed a threat for the world's other nations, but he is a small fry compared to the real enemy. Even more now that he's been DemotedToExtra in Version 3.30.

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** {{Big Bad Wannabe}}: * BigBadWannabe: Emperor Daevus fancies himself as a great conqueror and is indeed a threat for the world's other nations, but he is a small fry compared to the real enemy. Even more now that he's been DemotedToExtra in Version 3.30.


* DemotedToExtra: All of Emperor Daevus's scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] was cut out of v3.30.

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* DemotedToExtra: All of Emperor Daevus's scenes before his [[spoiler:assassination]] was were cut out of v3.30.


* {{Big Bad}}: Expirius.
** {{Big Bad Wannabe}}: Emperor Daevus. Even more now that he's been DemotedToExtra in Version 3.30.

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* {{Big Bad}}: Expirius.
Expirius is the main antagonist.
** {{Big Bad Wannabe}}: Emperor Daevus.Daevus fancies himself as a great conqueror and is indeed a threat for the world's other nations, but he is a small fry compared to the real enemy. Even more now that he's been DemotedToExtra in Version 3.30.

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