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* CataclysmBackstory: The first Devouring Apocalypse where Oracle Cells spreads on the planet and spawn Aragamis to bring ruin on human civilization.


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* CraftedFromAnimals: Some of God Arc parts can be crafted using materials extracted from a certain Aragami species and the result product resembles the said Aragami. Examples are the long blade, assault gun and shield parts made from Ogretail materials which do look like an Ogretail.


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* DeathActivatedSuperpower: More like incapacitation than actual death, skills Wrath of Revenge, Friendship and Dearest works this way. Wrath of Revenge gives the user Burst status when an ally nearby is incapacitated, while Friendship and Dearest gives Link Burst status to allies of same and opposite gender respectively if the user is incapacitated.


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* SinisterScythe: The Variant Scythe introduced in ''Rage Burst'', which doubles as WhipSword when used in "Fang" mode.


* ArmorIsUseless: The clothes you can create have no effect on gameplay outside of aesthetics, which can be kinda jarring when you consider that samurai armor gives you no more protection than a swimsuit. Handwaved in that anything not manufactured with Bias Factor (the same substance that makes people into God Eaters and what controls the Aragami's appetite) is basically edible tissue paper to an Aragami - that samurai armor is exactly as durable as a swimsuit to the all-devouring giant monsters.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Some of the Aragami. A notable example would be the Ouroboros: the Database describes it to be as big as a mountain, and when you see it, you'll find that they weren't exaggerating.

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* ArmorIsUseless: The clothes you can create have no effect on gameplay outside of aesthetics, which can be kinda jarring when you consider that samurai armor gives you no more protection than a swimsuit. Handwaved in that anything not manufactured with Bias Factor (the same substance that makes people into God Eaters and what controls the Aragami's appetite) is basically edible tissue paper to an Aragami - that samurai armor is exactly as durable as a swimsuit to the all-devouring giant monsters.
monsters. God Eaters' defensive attribute is accounted for their shield regardless of how he or she is dressed. So one who goes in battle in just bikini or beach shorts but having a strong tower shield will last longer than one who goes with full combat attire but with weak buckler.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Some of the Aragami. A notable example would be the Ouroboros: the Database describes it to be as big as a mountain, and when you see it, you'll find that they weren't exaggerating. And that's not accounting its appearance in the anime which "as big as a mountain" is ''not'' a mere metaphor.



** Original God Eater has Shio, the resident HunterOfHisOwnKind which took form of a little girl who can create her own God Arc using her own body.



* DamageTyping: Physical damage on Aragamis comes with five types, melee (slash/sunder, crush, pierce) and gun (crush, pierce), which effectiveness varies on Aragami and its part that got hit. Elemental damage (blaze, freeze, spark, divine) provides additional damage on Aragami weak on a specific element.



** The cover for ''God Eater 2'' has the player character of that game (Hiro), alongside Gilbert and Nana, already in the midst of a battle with the Marduk. This shot takes place in the Dead City After Dawn.

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** The cover for ''God Eater 2'' has the player character of that game (Hiro), Julius, alongside Gilbert and Nana, already in the midst of a battle with the Marduk. This shot takes place in the Dead City After Dawn.


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* MeaningfulName: Fenrir is named after the mythological CanisMajor who ate the Norse God Odin.


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* PantyShot: Certain scenes can expose female protagonists' underwear or ModestyShorts if they wear skirts short enough.


* ''God Eater 2: Anagura Recipe'': A comical SliceOfLife manga about the Blood Unit and the God Eaters of the Far East Branch competing against each other regarding... well, food and desserts.
HilarityEnsues.

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* ''God Eater 2: Anagura Recipe'': A comical SliceOfLife manga about the Blood Unit and the God Eaters of the Far East Branch competing against each other regarding... well, food and desserts.
desserts. HilarityEnsues.


** "''What defines our humanity?''" One of the main aspects of the franchise revolves ont how does humanity actually reacts to TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, as shown in-game where despite humanity is still on their self-destructive habits, they will alway pull through when push come to shove.

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** "''What defines our humanity?''" One of the main aspects of the franchise revolves ont how does humanity actually reacts to TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, as shown in-game where despite humanity is still on their self-destructive habits, they will alway always pull through when push come to shove.


''God Eater'' is a series of {{Action RPG}}s by Creator/BandaiNamco. Set in a world devastated by Aragami, bizarre organisms that can devour almost anything, humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction. Mankind's last hope rests upon the shoulders of the God Eaters, elite soldiers who have been infused with Aragami cells, turning themselves into part-monsters and allowing them to fight back by using the God Arc, a customizable MorphWeapon which can change between a melee and gun form.

Contributing to the longevity of the franchise, the story is not a typical "fight the monsters, save the world" story involving a CreatureHunterOrganization (though certainly, you end up doing a fair amount of that, too). The franchise explores the bleakness of a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic Earth]], how humanity struggles to survive despite the world's current state, and the fact that some of the surviving humans are willing to eradicate all life on the planet in order to defeat the monsters. Its popularity has also led to various adaptations and {{Spin Off}}s in anime, manga, and light novels.

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''God Eater'' is a series of {{Action RPG}}s by Creator/BandaiNamco. Creator/BandaiNamco, setting itself as a rival game franchise to Creator/{{Capcom}}'s popular VideoGame/MonsterHunter franchise. Set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by the Aragami, bizarre organisms monsters made from microscopic Oracle Cells that can devour almost anything, anything and take on its properties, humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction. Mankind's last hope rests upon the shoulders of the God Eaters, elite soldiers who have been infused with Aragami cells, Oracle Cells, turning themselves into part-monsters part-Aragami and allowing them to fight back by using the God Arc, a customizable bio-mechanical MorphWeapon which can change between a melee and gun form.

made from the same Oracle Cells that make up the Aragami's biology.

Contributing to the longevity of the franchise, franchise is the very fact that the story is not a your usually typical "fight the monsters, save the world" story involving a CreatureHunterOrganization (though certainly, you end up doing a fair amount of that, too). The franchise explores the bleakness of surviving a [[AfterTheEnd [[AWorldHalfEmpty post-apocalyptic Earth]], Earth]] such as how humanity struggles to survive despite the world's current state, and the fact that some of the surviving humans are what mankind is willing to eradicate all life on the planet die for in order to defeat save the monsters.lives of many, and how does our morality defines us in the face of extinction. Its popularity has also led to various adaptations and {{Spin Off}}s in anime, manga, and light novels.



** ''God Eater Burst'' (''Gods Eater Burst'' in the North America and Europe release) (2010/2011): The first UpdatedRerelease title, released for the Play[==]Station Portable. In addition of expanding most of the original game's mechanics, the game also includes an additional storyline continuing the still-ongoing search for Lindow Amamiya, as well as the appearance of the mysterious Ren.
** ''God Eater Resurrection (2015/2016)'': An HD remastered UpdatedRerelease of ''God Eater Burst'', released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 (and is, in essence, the original ''GE'' rebuilt in the ''Rage Burst'' engine). The original mechanics from the second game were tweaked to include the new feature called "Predator Style", as well as to include some of the features from ''Rage Burst'' and a new story arc that connects between the events of ''God Eater Burst'' and ''God Eater 2''. The international release contains an updated and revised localization, as well as a brand-new English dub in accordance.
* ''VideoGame/GodEater2 (2013)'': A sequel to the first game released for both the Play[==]Station Portable and Play[==]Station Vita. The sequel centers on the Blood Unit, an elite group of God Eaters, as well as a new protagonist, on board a moving mobile base sent to investigate the rapidly-spreading outbreak known as the Black Plague. This is the first game to feature three new weapon types: Boost Hammer, Charge Spear and Shotgun.
** ''God Eater 2 Rage Burst (2015/2016)'': The second UpdatedRerelease title, released for the Play[==]Station Vita and Play[==]Station 4. Like ''God Eater Burst'', the game tweaked most of the mechanics from ''God Eater 2'', and also includes a new storyline featuring a new God Eater named Livie Colette. This is the first game to introduce the Variant Scythe.
* ''VideoGame/GodEater3 (2018/2019)'': A DarkerAndEdgier third main entry in the franchise for [=PlayStation=] 4 and PC. It introduces the Adaptive God Eaters, a new type which can survive in the Ashlands, a spreading desert that turns everything it touches to ash. A new type of Aragami, the Ashborn, can enter Burst mode just like the God Eaters, and new weapons are available: the Biting Edge, Heavy Moon, and Raygun.

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** ''God Eater Burst'' (''Gods Burst''[[note]]''Gods Eater Burst'' in the North America and Europe release) (2010/2011): release[[/note]] ''(2010/2011)'': The first UpdatedRerelease title, released for the Play[==]Station Portable. In addition of expanding most of the original game's mechanics, the game also includes an additional storyline continuing the still-ongoing search for Lindow Amamiya, as well as the appearance of the mysterious Ren.
** ''God Eater Resurrection (2015/2016)'': An HD remastered UpdatedRerelease of ''God Eater Burst'', originally released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 (and is, in essence, the original ''GE'' rebuilt in the ''Rage Burst'' engine). The original mechanics from the second game were tweaked to include the new feature called "Predator Style", as well as to include some of the features from ''Rage Burst'' and a new story arc that connects between the events of ''God Eater Burst'' and ''God Eater 2''. The international release contains an updated and revised localization, as well as a brand-new English dub in accordance.
* ''VideoGame/GodEater2 (2013)'': A sequel to the first game released for both the Play[==]Station Portable and Play[==]Station Vita. The sequel centers on the Blood Unit, an elite group of God Eaters, as well as a new protagonist, on board a moving mobile base sent to investigate the rapidly-spreading outbreak known as the Black Plague. This is the first game to feature three new weapon types: the Boost Hammer, the Charge Spear and the Shotgun.
** ''God Eater 2 Rage Burst (2015/2016)'': The second UpdatedRerelease title, originally released for the Play[==]Station Vita and Play[==]Station 4. Like ''God Eater Burst'', the game tweaked most of the mechanics from ''God Eater 2'', and also includes a new storyline featuring a new God Eater named Livie Colette. This is the first game to introduce the Variant Scythe.
* ''VideoGame/GodEater3 (2018/2019)'': A DarkerAndEdgier third main entry in the franchise for [=PlayStation=] 4 and PC. It introduces the Adaptive God Eaters, a new type which can survive in the Ashlands, a spreading desert that turns everything it touches to ash. A new type of Aragami, the Ashborn, can enter Burst mode just like the God Eaters, and new weapons are available: the Biting Edge, the Heavy Moon, and Raygun.
the Raygun, the latter replaces one of the four Gun types in the game.



* ''God Eater Prologue'': A 12-minute ONA promoting the first game. It centers on Soma Schicksal's first mission as a God Eater. Watch it all [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgCTLxBn1mw here]].
* ''[[Anime/GodEater God Eater (Anime)]]'': A 13-episode anime by Ufotable released on 2015. Taking a slightly different approach in adapting the first half of the original game, it introduces Lenka Utsugi, an anime-only stand-in protagonist for the game's player.

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* ''God Eater Prologue'': A 12-minute ONA promoting the first game. It centers on 11-year-old Soma Schicksal's first mission as a God Eater. Watch it all [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgCTLxBn1mw here]].
* ''[[Anime/GodEater God Eater (Anime)]]'': A partially-canonical 13-episode anime by Ufotable released on 2015. Taking a slightly different approach in adapting the first half of the original game, it introduces Lenka Utsugi, an anime-only stand-in protagonist for the game's player.



* ''God Eater -the 2nd break-'': A manga focuses on events concerning Alisa, Soma, and Kota before and during the story of ''God Eater 2''. The manga also features a story crossover connection with ''God Eater: Those Who Break Taboo'' by including Marguerite Claverie in the first stories, as well as the cameo appearance of Hiro Kamui and the Blood Unit from ''2''.

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* ''God Eater -the 2nd break-'': A manga focuses on events concerning Alisa, Soma, and Kota before and during the story of ''God Eater 2''. The manga also features a story crossover connection with ''God Eater: Those Who Break Taboo'' by including Marguerite Claverie in the first stories, few story arcs, as well as the cameo appearance of Hiro Kamui and the Blood Unit from ''2''.''God Eater 2''.



* ''God Eater ~side by side~'': A manga takes place in year 2068 and centers Tatsumi O'Mori as a main protagonist and the former 2nd Unit leader, Marco Donath.

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* ''God Eater ~side by side~'': A manga takes place in year 2068 and centers on Tatsumi O'Mori as a main protagonist and the former 2nd Unit leader, Marco Donath.



HilarityEnsues.




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** The state of the world in ''God Eater 3'' has become ''even worse'' with the appearances of the Ash Aragami and the sudden expansion of the Ashlands.

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** The state of the world in ''God Eater 3'' has become ''even much worse'' than the hypocritical '''Devouring Apocalypse''' with the appearances of the Ash Aragami Aragami, and the sudden expansion of the Ashlands.Ashlands due to existences of the Ashblight.



** When you devour an Aragami, you [[MegaManning gain their attacks as bullets]] and have the option to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use it against them]]. [[HealingShiv You have the option of shooting it at your teammates instead]], granting them an even more powerful super mode and version of the attack with up to three levels.

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** When you devour an Aragami, you [[MegaManning gain their attacks as bullets]] and have the option to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use it against them]]. [[HealingShiv You have the option of shooting it at your teammates instead]], granting them an even more powerful super mode ''Link Burst Mode'' and version of the attack a stronger Aragami Bullet, with both can be charged up to three levels.



** The Short Blade is one of the Sword and Shield, both being, well, short swords that are JackOfAllStats
** The Long Blade towards the Long Sword, both being katana-style weapons with a riposte, and sacrificing speed for more power and range.
** The Buster Blade, like the Great Sword, is an even bigger sword that has [[MightyGlacier huge power, but not particularly good speed]], and has a charge attack that does more damage.
** The Boost Hammer is a full striking weapon that hits surprisingly fast, but has less defense options, like the hammer in ''MH''.
** The Charge Spear is similar to the lance, being mainly thrusting attacks that do more damage countering.
** The Variant Scythe's closest equivalent is the Switch Axe, but inverts the stances, the default having shorter range, but decent speed, while the transformed mode has superior range.
** The Biting Edge are dual short swords that combine for a faster weapon speed at the cost of stamina drainage. Unlike the Dual Blades, however, the Biting Edge turns into a DoubleWeapon.
** The Heavy Moon, like the Charge Blade, has a second axe form with a power discharge finisher.

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** The Short Blade ''Short Blade'' is one of for the Sword ''Sword and Shield, Shield'', both being, well, short swords that are JackOfAllStats
JackOfAllStats.
** The Long Blade ''Long Blade'' towards the Long Sword, ''Long Sword'', both being katana-style weapons with a riposte, and sacrificing speed for more power and range.
** The Buster Blade, ''Buster Blade'', like the Great Sword, ''Great Sword'', is an even bigger sword that has [[MightyGlacier huge power, but not particularly good speed]], and has a charge attack that does more damage.
** The Boost Hammer ''Boost Hammer'' is a full striking weapon that hits surprisingly fast, but has less defense options, like the hammer ''Hammer'' in ''MH''.
** The Charge Spear ''Charge Spear'' is similar to the lance, ''Lance'' and ''Gunlance'', being mainly thrusting attacks that do more damage countering.
** The Variant Scythe's ''Variant Scythe'' is the closest equivalent is to the Switch Axe, ''Switch Axe'', but inverts the stances, the default having shorter range, but decent speed, while the transformed mode has superior range.
** The Biting Edge ''Biting Edge'' are dual short swords that combine for a faster weapon speed at the cost of stamina drainage. Unlike the Dual Blades, ''Dual Blades'', however, the Biting Edge turns into a DoubleWeapon.[[DoubleWeapon double edged glaive]], making it also an equivalent to the ''Insect Glaive''.
** The Heavy Moon, ''Heavy Moon'', like the Charge Blade, ''Charge Blade'', has a second axe form with a power discharge finisher.



* ArmorIsUseless: The clothes you can create have no effect on gameplay outside of aesthetics, which can be kinda jarring when you consider that samurai armor gives you no more protection than a swimsuit. Handwaved in that anything not manufactured with Bias Factor (the same substance that makes people into God Eaters) is basically edible tissue paper to an Aragami - that samurai armor is exactly as durable as a swimsuit to the all-devouring giant monsters.

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* ArmorIsUseless: The clothes you can create have no effect on gameplay outside of aesthetics, which can be kinda jarring when you consider that samurai armor gives you no more protection than a swimsuit. Handwaved in that anything not manufactured with Bias Factor (the same substance that makes people into God Eaters) Eaters and what controls the Aragami's appetite) is basically edible tissue paper to an Aragami - that samurai armor is exactly as durable as a swimsuit to the all-devouring giant monsters.



* {{BFG}}: Sniper gun parts are around the character's height, some assault guns have cannons large enough to fit a head, and most blast guns are even wider.
* {{BFS}}: "Short" blades are larger than old-fashioned claymores, the basic Long blade is easily the size of an ironing board, and buster blades are half-again as wide and some much thicker.
* BifurcatedWeapon: The Biting Edge consists of two small swords which can be combined into a dual-ended glaive.
* {{Bishonen}}: The majority of the male cast is made up of pretty boys, especially Karel Schneider. Federico Caruso and Eric der Vogelweid are also this in their ''Resurrection'' incarnation. Even Yuu Kannagi fits this. ''God Eater 2'' has even more of them than the first game. Even Hiro Kamui fits this. And you are unable to make a non-handsome male avatar in ''God Eater 2'', ''Rage Burst'' and ''Resurrection''. Unless your male avatar is [[Anime/GodEater Lenka Utsugi]] in ''Resurrection''.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The Aragami are actually clusters of single-celled organisms that can consume just about anything, as well as have the ability to take on the traits of the things they eat. The only reason there's still a breathable atmosphere in the world is because some Aragami learned to photosynthesize.
* BladeOnAStick: The Biting Edge is ''[[DualWielding two]]'' blades on sticks, which can be combined into a two-ended glaive.

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''God Eater 3'' with the Rogue Odin and the Fallen Odin, both being ''even bigger'' than the aforementioned Ouroboros.
* BadassAdorable: Plenty to choose from. The most notable of which were:
** ''God Eater 2 Rage Burst'''s [[GenkiGirl Nana Kouzoki]] is one heck of a CuteBruiser with a [[DropTheHammer Boost Hammer]], as shown by her [[BigEater huge appetite for arm-sized sandwiches]] and her maxed-out HP.
*** Also from ''God Eater 2 Rage Burst'', there's Erina der Vogelweid, the ''Charge Spear''-wielding younger sister of the [[PosthumousCharacter late]] [[MemeticBystander Eric der Vogelweid]], who [[AscendedExtra became the youngest God Eater]] to date [[ChildSoldiers at age 8]].
** ''God Eater 3'', on the other hand, gives us Phym, the most adorable child-like ''Heavy Moon''-wielding [[HalfHumanHybrid Humanoid Aragami]], who is also a LightningBruiser and CombatMedic rolled into one.
* {{BFG}}: Sniper ''Sniper'' gun parts are around the character's height, some assault the ''Assault'' guns have cannons large enough to fit a head, and most blast ''Blast'' guns are even wider.
* {{BFS}}: "Short" blades are larger than old-fashioned claymores, the basic Long blade ''Long'' blades is easily the size of an ironing board, and buster ''Buster'' blades are half-again half as wide and some much thicker.
* BifurcatedWeapon: The Biting Edge ''Biting Edge'' consists of two small swords smaller God Arcs which can be combined into a dual-ended glaive.
* {{Bishonen}}: The majority of the male cast is made up of pretty boys, especially Karel Schneider. Federico Caruso and Eric der Vogelweid are also this in their ''Resurrection'' incarnation. Even Yuu Kannagi fits this. this.
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''God Eater 2'' and ''God Eater Resurrection'' has even more of them than the first game. Even Hiro Kamui fits this. And you are unable to make a non-handsome male avatar in ''God Eater 2'', ''Rage Burst'' and ''Resurrection''. Unless your male avatar is [[Anime/GodEater Lenka Utsugi]] in ''Resurrection''.
** Even though ''God Eater 3'' has less new characters and even lesser returning characters this time around, majority of the male cast are quite attractive.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The Aragami are actually clusters of single-celled organisms that can consume just about anything, as well as have the ability to take on the traits of the things they eat. The only reason there's still a breathable atmosphere in the world is because some Aragami learned to photosynthesize.
photosynthesize, possibly by devouring nearly all plant life.
* BladeOnAStick: The Biting Edge ''Biting Edge'' is ''[[DualWielding two]]'' blades on sticks, which can be combined into a two-ended glaive.



** You have Freeze, Spark, and Divine-elemental chainsaws to put in place of a normal {{BFS}}, with Lindow's model being a dual-element blade. In the first two games, they recover more OP per hit than normal and have the 'Noisy' skill, making Aragami more likely to hear you coming.
** The Heavy Moon weapon type can turn into a sawblade when performing the Raging Moon move.

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** You have Freeze, Spark, and Divine-elemental chainsaws to put in place of a normal {{BFS}}, with Lindow's model being a dual-element blade. In the first two games, they recover more OP per hit than normal and have but has the 'Noisy' skill, making Aragami more likely to hear you coming.
** The Heavy Moon ''Heavy Moon'' weapon type can turn into a sawblade when performing the Raging Moon move.attack.



** How far are you willing to saving the last of the human race, even if the rest of humanity is trying to kill each other?
** What is the meaning of being human?
** What defines our humanity?

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** How "''How far are you willing to saving the last of the human race, race?''" This usually come into play whatever a character undergoes an important moral dilemma over what they should do for the sake of others, even if it means going for some drastic measures to achieve it. [[spoiler:Examples of this includes Director Schicksal's Ark Project and Port Gleipnir's Commander Abraham's Plan Odin.]]
** "''How deep your morality can sink for
the rest sake of humanity others?''" [[spoiler:The conflict between Port Gleipnir and Crimson Queen in ''3'' is trying to kill each other?
one such example.]]
** What "''What is the meaning of being human?
human?''" This is mostly shown with the existence of the Humanoid Aragami, a rare type of Aragami with a human form and mentality, who were befriended and humanized by the heroes, with Shio and Phym being best examples of this.
** What "''What defines our humanity?humanity?''" One of the main aspects of the franchise revolves ont how does humanity actually reacts to TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, as shown in-game where despite humanity is still on their self-destructive habits, they will alway pull through when push come to shove.



** Buster Blades have Charge Crush, a single, devastating blow with all the user's might. It charges faster when in [[SuperMode Burst Mode]].
** Charge Spears have Charge Glide, a rapid thrusting attack. Unlike other charged attacks, the user can still move around while charging it, and jump to execute the move in midair.
** Boost Hammers have Boost Ignition, which activates the rocket thrusters in the hammer's back. This can lead into a few different attacks: Boost Rush, a repeating barrage of blows; Boost Drive, a quick swing that vaults the user forward; and Boost Impact, which brings the hammer down in a mighty slam. The longer it's charged, the faster these attacks become.
** Heavy Moons have Raging Moon, which revs up the blade of the weapon in axe form, essentially turning it into a chainsaw. Mashing the attack button while the blade's in contact with an aragami extends the attack's duration significantly.

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** Buster Blades ''Buster Blades'' have Charge Crush, a single, devastating blow with all the user's might.might (and a bit of Stamina). It charges faster when in [[SuperMode Burst Mode]].
** Charge Spears ''Charge Spears'' have Charge Glide, a rapid thrusting attack. Unlike other charged attacks, the user can still move around while charging it, and jump to execute the move in midair.
** Boost Hammers ''Boost Hammers'' have Boost Ignition, which activates the rocket thrusters in the hammer's back. This can lead into a few different attacks: Boost Rush, a repeating barrage of blows; Boost Drive, a quick swing that vaults the user forward; and Boost Impact, which brings the hammer down in a mighty slam. The longer it's charged, the faster these attacks become.
** Heavy Moons ''Heavy Moons'' have Raging Moon, which revs up the blade of the weapon in axe form, essentially turning it into a chainsaw. Mashing the attack button while the blade's in contact with an aragami Aragami extends the attack's duration significantly.



* CombatResuscitation: Defeated God Eaters must be revived via Link-Aid. This involves another character sharing a portion of their own health to heal their fallen comrade. There is a timer counting down during this time, and if it reaches zero, or the whole team gets incapacitated at the same time, the character is sent back to the spawn point and revived with full health, at the cost of an Endurance point. Running out of Endurance results in a failed mission.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Justified. The first time the lava-filled Infernal Subway area is visited, Sakuya explains that Oracle Cells enable God Eaters' bodies to adapt to extreme temperatures and a normal human ''would'' have gone up in flames by now.

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* CombatResuscitation: Defeated God Eaters must be revived via Link-Aid. This involves another character sharing a portion of their own health to heal their fallen comrade. There is a timer counting down during this time, this, and if it reaches zero, or the whole team gets incapacitated at the same time, the character is sent back to the spawn point and revived with full health, at the cost of an at least 5-10 Endurance point. Points. Running out of all Endurance Points results in a failed mission.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Justified. The first time the lava-filled Infernal Subway ''Infernal Subway'' area is visited, Sakuya explains that Oracle Cells enable God Eaters' bodies to adapt to extreme temperatures and a normal human ''would'' have gone up in flames by now.



* CutscenePowerToTheMax: It may take you several minutes to take down some of the bigger Aragami, but cutscenes will sometimes show characters taking down several of them easily.
* CreatureHunterOrganization: Fenrir and Blood (the latter being the current page image) are this, since they specialize in fighting Aragami.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The game has four people at the most -- although they have big-ass swords -- kicking the tuckus of monsters at least the size of a large hill. On a daily basis.

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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: It may take you several minutes to take down some of the bigger Aragami, but cutscenes will sometimes show shows characters taking down several of them easily.
* CreatureHunterOrganization: The whole Fenrir Corporation, particularly the ''Blood Unit'' and Blood the ''Hounds'' (the latter former being the current page image) are this, since they specialize in fighting Aragami.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The game has four people at the most -- although they have big-ass swords -- most, wielding improbably-large MorphWeapon, kicking the tuckus ever-loving rump out of extinction-level monsters at least the size of a large hill. On a daily basis.



** Complete the one and only story mission in rank 15, and you unlock the option to set mission difficulty. Found the rank 15 missions hard? [[UpToEleven That was just level 1 out of 99.]] Raising the difficulty [[OhCrap not only raises the enemies' stats, but makes certain tricks (Stagger Locking and Down Locking) harder, or even outright impossible]] due to the increased threshold the player must pass in order to knock them down in the first place.
* DifficultySpike: Whenever you make a transition from a storyline to another, there will be one. In ''Burst'', and ''Resurrection'' Difficulty 7 has a few breather levels, but kicks into full gear later, whilst Difficulty 11 follows suit.

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** Complete the one and only story mission in rank Difficulty 15, and you unlock the option to set mission difficulty. Found the rank Difficulty 15 missions hard? [[UpToEleven That was just level 1 out of 99.]] Raising the difficulty [[OhCrap not only raises the enemies' stats, but makes certain tricks (Stagger Locking and Down Locking) harder, or even outright impossible]] due to the increased threshold the player must pass in order to knock them down in the first place.
* DifficultySpike: Whenever you make a transition from a storyline to another, there will be one. In ''Burst'', and ''Resurrection'' ''Resurrection'', Difficulty 7 has a few breather levels, but kicks into full gear later, whilst Difficulty 11 follows suit.



* DoubleWeapon: In glaive form, the Biting Edge is a glaive with blades on both ends.
* DownerBeginning: According to the [[WordOfGod developers]]; In God Eater 3, the Far-East Fenrir Branch was decimated sometime after the events of ''Rage Burst'' by a new Aragami threat and the surviving God Eaters have become drifters attempting to survive in the wild.
* DownerEnding: Regardless of your accomplishments, [[spoiler:nothing you do will ultimately matter. One way or another, the Devouring Apocalypse ''will'' happen and Humanity ''will'' die out, and there is literally ''nothing'' that can stop this. At best, all anyone can hope to do is delay the inevitable, making all of your accomplishments ultimately pointless in the long run. There is literally no hope for mankind. One way or another, the Aragami ''will'' win unless a miracle happens.]]
* DropTheHammer: In the first game, hammers were classified as Buster Blades. The sequel added the Boost Hammer class, which fits them better.

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* DoubleWeapon: In glaive form, Glaive Mode, the Biting Edge ''Biting Edge'' is a glaive with blades on both ends.
* DownerBeginning: According to the [[WordOfGod developers]]; In God ''God Eater 3, 3'', the Far-East Fenrir Branch was decimated sometime after the events of ''Rage Burst'' by a new Aragami threat and the surviving God Eaters have become drifters attempting to survive in the wild.
* DownerEnding: Regardless of your accomplishments, [[spoiler:nothing you do will ultimately matter. One way or another, the Devouring Apocalypse ''will'' happen and Humanity humanity ''will'' die out, and there is literally ''nothing'' that can stop this. At best, all anyone can hope to do is delay the inevitable, making all of your accomplishments ultimately pointless in the long run. There is literally no hope for mankind. One way or another, the Aragami ''will'' win unless a miracle happens.]]
* DropTheHammer: In the first game, hammers were classified as Buster Blades. ''Buster Blades''. The sequel added the Boost Hammer ''Boost Hammer'' class, which fits them better.



* EmoteCommand: The D-pad and shoulder buttons allow the player to do several actions within the Fenrir Base, ranging from clapping to a TwistedKneeCollapse to a bow.
* EmpathicWeapon: The God Arcs are a special case in that they are essentially weapon shaped Aragami with the same Oracle Cells as their wielders. This has a very unfortunate side-effect: If anyone but their wielder so much as TOUCHES them, they get devoured. [[spoiler: And then comes Ren, Lindow's God Arc come alive for the sole purpose of making sure the protagonist gets to bring Lindow back home.]]

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* EmoteCommand: The D-pad and shoulder buttons allow the player to do several actions within the Fenrir Base, ranging from clapping to a TwistedKneeCollapse to a bow.
bow to... '''that''' [[MemeticMutation famous dance]].
* EmpathicWeapon: The God Arcs are a special case in that they are essentially weapon shaped Aragami with the same Oracle Cells as their wielders. This has a very unfortunate side-effect: If anyone but their wielder so much as TOUCHES '''touches''' them, they get devoured. either devoured or, in the worst-case scenario, turned into an Aragami that can only be killed with their own Arcs. [[spoiler: And then comes Ren, the physical manifestation of Lindow's own God Arc Arc, come alive for the sole purpose of making sure the protagonist gets to bring Lindow back home.]]



** Hannibal is often stated to be [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Nargacuga]] 2.0. They have similar body shape, tail whip attacks, and are [[{{Lightning Bruiser}} very fast.]]

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** Hannibal is often stated to be [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter "[[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Nargacuga]] 2.0.0"". They have similar body shape, tail whip attacks, and are [[{{Lightning Bruiser}} very fast.]]



** The Anubis is basically ''God Eater 3'''s equivalent to the [[VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld Nergigante]], in terms of ferocity and power.



* FunWithAcronyms: A real-world example when it comes to ''God Eater Resonant Ops''. Logically, you'd abbreviate that as GERO, right? Well, Namco insists on calling it "GEREO" (or sometimes [="GEReO"=]), because げろ, ''gero'', is an actual noun in Japanese. The typically accepted translation of this noun? Vomit. (This has ''not'' stopped the JP fandom from making jokes, mind, especially those less fond of the mobile entries.)

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* FunWithAcronyms: A real-world example when it comes to ''God Eater Resonant Ops''. Logically, you'd abbreviate that as GERO, right? Well, Namco insists on calling it "GEREO" (or sometimes [="GEReO"=]), because げろ, ''gero'', is an actual noun in Japanese. The typically accepted translation of this noun? Vomit. (This has ''not'' stopped the JP fandom from making jokes, mind, especially those less fond of the mobile entries.)



** In ''2'', ''Rage Burst'', and ''Resurrection'' it is shown on most of the female characters, including more flat chested characters like [[GenkiGirl Nana]].

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** In ''2'', ''Rage Burst'', and ''Resurrection'' and '''especially''' ''God Eater 3'', it is shown on most of the female characters, including more flat chested characters like [[GenkiGirl Nana]].



* GargleBlaster: First Love Juice. Tastes sweet and bitter, like a first love.

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* GargleBlaster: The First Love Juice. Tastes sweet and bitter, like a first love.



* HungryMenace: Flipped on its head. It's the God Eaters who come off this way, making comments that suggest they feel their symbiotic weapon's satisfaction in Devouring aragami, and its hunger for more. Downplayed, in that they have complete control of the ability.

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* HungryMenace: Flipped on its head. It's the God Eaters who come off this way, making comments that suggest they feel their symbiotic weapon's satisfaction in Devouring aragami, devouring Aragami, and its hunger for more. Downplayed, in that they have complete control of the ability.



** Ricardo from ''God Eater 3''.



** ''God Eater Resurrection'' features the same player character from original once again (Yuu), but this time he's solo against Dyaus Pita.
** ''God Eater 3'' has the player, wielding a Biting Edge and accompanied by Claire, fighting against an Anubis.

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** ''God Eater Resurrection'' features the same player character from original once again (Yuu), but this time he's solo against Dyaus Pita.
Pita. The japanese covers adds Alisa to the mix.
** ''God Eater 3'' has the player, player (Luka), wielding a Biting Edge and accompanied by Claire, fighting against an Anubis.



* LethalJokeWeapon: A set of equipment made out of desserts, which was only available in the Japanese version for the first game but is in all versions of ''2''. The long sword is a giant chocolate bar (GE Chocolate), the gun is a giant piece of shortcake (GE Shortcake), and the shield is a lollipop (GE Candy). Despite their rather ridiculous look they have excellent skills that can max out your HP, OP, and ST gauges as well as burst skills that are good for the gunner playstyle.
* LivingWeapon: The God Arc. It is created using Aragami cores and is bound to its user's armlet (which is fused to said user). They may not look that alive under ordinary circumstances, but given the right command, they can turn into a giant pair of ''jaws'' that chomps on any other Aragami on sight. They also have the unfortunate side-effect of devouring anyone that touches them other than their wielder. It's revealed in the anime that an ''Oracle Cell Erosion'' will occur if a God Eater's compatibility rate is rising too high for their God Arc to keep up, causing an uncurable cancer-like disease to spread over the body until it kills them, should they continue on using it. This doesn't explain how Lenka got cured in the last shot of him in the final episode.

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* LethalJokeWeapon: A set of equipment made out of desserts, which was only available in the Japanese version for the first game but is in all versions of ''2''. The long sword is a giant chocolate bar (GE Chocolate), the gun is a giant piece of shortcake (GE Shortcake), and the shield is a lollipop (GE Candy). Despite their rather ridiculous look they have excellent skills that can max out your HP, OP, and ST gauges as well as burst Burst skills that are good for the gunner playstyle.
* LivingWeapon: The God Arc. It is created using Aragami cores and is bound to its user's armlet (which is fused to said user). They may not look that alive under ordinary circumstances, but given the right command, they can turn into a giant pair of ''jaws'' that chomps on any other Aragami on sight. They also have the unfortunate side-effect of devouring anyone that touches them other than their wielder. wielder.
**
It's revealed in the anime that an ''Oracle Cell Erosion'' will occur if a God Eater's compatibility rate is rising too high for their God Arc to keep up, causing an uncurable cancer-like disease to spread over the body until it kills them, should they continue on using it. This doesn't explain how Lenka got cured in the last shot of him in the final episode.episode.
** [[spoiler:Under rare circumstances, a God Arc can even manifest a meta-physical form that can be interacted only by those they ''chose'' to. So far, there are two examples:]]
*** [[spoiler:Ren, the manifestation of Lindow Amamiya's God Arc, who came alive after the player touches the Arc (despite Licca's early warnings about touching other God Eater's God Arcs and the dangers that came with it) and unknowingly uses Resonance on it, which also reveals that Lindow is somehow alive.]]
*** [[spoiler:In an rather unique case, in ''God Eater Online'', Maria became ''the'' manifestation of the player's God Arc. ''Long story short'': In order to save the poor girl from being killed by a strange Aragami, the player grab onto the nearby God Arc to at least drive it off. Unfortunately, they picked an unstable red-core God Arc, which then swallowed up Maria and nearly devoured the player for touching another God Arc that not their own, but luckily, the player survived due to Maria finally manifest herself and stabilizes the Arc.]]



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The shield parts are made to resist devouring by Aragami, and passively add some of that resistance to you; when the shield is actually deployed, the concentration of Bias Factor helps block most Aragami attacks. Bucklers deploy the fastest and have skills to leverage it, but let a quarter of the damage through and have [[FragileSpeedster low stats]], while towers are the slowest with few skills, [[MightyGlacier but have great stats and block all of the damage at the cost of your stamina]]; [[JackOfAllStats normal shields]] are between the two in terms of stats, speed, and skills. Many skills apply to the shield, from making it faster to deploy (crucial), to expanding the guarded area or reducing the damage you take while guarding even further; like most skills, though, they do have their negative counterparts. However, only Blade-Arc Old-types and New-types can use them. Old-type gunners have to make do with dodging, [[TheAllSeeingAI not that they don't have an advantage]].

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The shield parts are made to resist devouring by Aragami, and passively add some of that resistance to you; when the shield is actually deployed, the concentration of Bias Factor helps block most Aragami attacks. Bucklers ''Bucklers'' deploy the fastest and have skills to leverage it, but let a quarter of the damage through and have [[FragileSpeedster low stats]], while towers ''Towers'' are the slowest with few skills, [[MightyGlacier but have great stats and block all of the damage at the cost of your stamina]]; [[JackOfAllStats normal shields]] ''[[JackOfAllStats Shields]]'' are between the two in terms of stats, speed, and skills. Many skills apply to the shield, from making it faster to deploy (crucial), to expanding the guarded area or reducing the damage you take while guarding even further; like most skills, though, they do have their negative counterparts. However, only Blade-Arc Old-types and New-types can use them. Old-type gunners have to make do with dodging, [[TheAllSeeingAI not that they don't have an advantage]].



*** The Biting Edge can switch between DualWielding small blades, and a DoubleWeapon glaive.
*** The Heavy Moon is a DeadlyDisc which can turn into an axe. And said axe has a further transformation into a sawblade.

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*** The Biting Edge ''Biting Edge'' can switch between DualWielding small blades, and a DoubleWeapon glaive.
[[DoubleWeapon double-bladed glaive]].
*** The Heavy Moon ''Heavy Moon'' is a DeadlyDisc which can turn into an axe. And said axe has a further transformation into a sawblade.



** Alisa will always be shown holding her God Arc in gun form during cutscenes, in a subtle moment of GameplayAndStoryIntegration -- she will use her gun against enemies (even when you wish she wouldn't) until she runs out of OP and switches to blade attacks. The main character and other New Types will be shown in blade form, possibly because it's a bad idea to walk around with finger on the trigger of a gun capable of destroying buildings and tank-like monsters, but more likely due to the fact that blade form allows for devouring and shield deployment, actions that are shown in several key story scenes. Blade form is also the "default" status, in that you begin every mission in blade form and have to switch to gun mode.

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** Alisa will always be shown holding her God Arc in gun form during cutscenes, in a subtle moment of GameplayAndStoryIntegration -- she will use her gun against enemies (even when you wish she wouldn't) until she runs out of OP and switches to blade attacks. The main character and other New Types will be shown in blade form, possibly because it's a bad idea to walk around with finger on the trigger of a gun capable of destroying buildings and tank-like monsters, but more likely due to the fact that blade form allows for devouring and shield deployment, actions that are shown in several key story scenes. Blade form is also the "default" form status, in that you begin every mission in blade form Blade Form and have to switch to gun mode.Gun Form.



** Every Aragami has somewhere between five and ten different materials that you can get if you devour their cores after you kill them and every material has a fixed drop rate. Gets infuriating later on as creating and upgrading the high end equipment requires multiples of the material with the lowest drop rate. [[note]]For example creating the L�weberg requires among other things 4 Emperor Fangs. You get Emperor Fangs from Dyaus Pita, the biggest and baddest member of the Vajra Line of Aragami. The drop rate of an Emperor Fang? 8%.[[/note]] Later in the game, you can craft equipment that increases your chance of obtaining rare Aragami materials.

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** Every Aragami has somewhere between five and ten different materials that you can get if you devour their cores after you kill them and every material has a fixed drop rate. Gets infuriating later on as creating and upgrading the high end equipment equipments requires multiples of the material with the lowest drop rate. [[note]]For example creating example: Creating the L�weberg requires among (among other things things) 4 Emperor Fangs. You get Emperor Fangs from Dyaus Pita, the biggest and baddest member of the Vajra Line of Aragami. The drop rate of an Emperor Fang? A mere 8%.[[/note]] Later in the game, you can craft equipment that increases your chance of obtaining rare Aragami materials.



* RankInflation: The highest rank on a mission can be ''SSS+'', which is only given if performed solo and within an unknown time limit.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: You can swap between a blade and gun. Dexterous ups your change speed, while Clumsy slows it down. Yes, those seconds are crucial. Moreover, the process isn't silent and some Aragami have very good hearing. There's even a skill for that: Noisy. You can, however, counter it with the 'Mute' skill, and some Controllers have the skill 'Super Mute' while in Burst mode.
* RecurringRiff: "God Eater", the first game's title theme, has a riff which is reused in many songs, including "No Way Back", "The March of Evil", and "God and Man". The latter of these also has a Recurring Riff of its own in God Eater 2, being used on the title screen and in "Revolving Lantern".

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* RankInflation: The highest rank on a mission can be ''SSS+'', which is only given if performed solo and within an unknown a certain time limit.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: You can swap between a blade and a gun. Dexterous The 'Dexterous' skill ups your change speed, while Clumsy the 'Clumsy' skill slows it down. Yes, those seconds are crucial. Moreover, the process isn't silent and some Aragami have very good hearing. There's even a skill for that: Noisy. You can, however, counter it with the 'Mute' skill, and some Controllers have the skill 'Super Mute' while in Burst mode.
* RecurringRiff: "God Eater", the first game's title theme, has a riff which is reused in many songs, including "No Way Back", "The March of Evil", and "God and Man". The latter of these also has a Recurring Riff of its own in God ''God Eater 2, 2'', being used on in the title screen and in screen, "Revolving Lantern".Lantern" and "Diabrosis", the latter became its own Recurring Riff for most of the tracks in ''God Eater 3''.



** God Eaters wear armlets that inject them with Oracle Cells that put them in the "safe zone" for their weapon's Bias Factor (the thing determining what an Aragami will and will not eat). They're permanently attached and without them, they'd get eaten by their own weapons. The Adaptive God Eaters of ''3'' require two of the things.
** This problem is turned into a plot point when [[spoiler:Lindow loses his armlet in a fight with an Aragami, cutting off his Bias Factor supply. During his subsequent disappearance, he slowly turns into a Corrosive Hannibal.]]

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** God Eaters Eaters, once recruited, typically wear armlets Armlets that inject them with Oracle Cells that put them in the "safe zone" for their weapon's Bias Factor (the thing (a type of enzyme determining what an Aragami will and will not eat). They're permanently attached and without them, they'd get eaten by their own weapons. The Adaptive God Eaters of ''3'' require two requires two, which also serves as a pair of the things.
shackles.
** This problem is turned into a plot point when [[spoiler:Lindow loses his armlet in a fight with an Aragami, Aragami (Dyaus Pita), cutting off his Bias Factor supply. During his subsequent disappearance, he slowly turns was progressively turning into a Corrosive Hannibal.]]



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All over the place. While the setting and the viewpoint of some of the characters with the most influence [[spoiler: like Johannes and Rachel]] lean toward the latter with the belief that the aragami threat will only continue to worsen until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt inevitably happens, a good majority of the characters believe in the former, believing that as long as they keep living they will eventually find a way to defeat the aragami threat for good.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All over the place. While the setting and the viewpoint of some of the characters with the most influence [[spoiler: like Johannes and Rachel]] lean toward the latter with the belief that the aragami Aragami threat will only continue to worsen until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt inevitably happens, a good majority of the characters believe in the former, believing that as long as they keep living they will eventually find a way to defeat the aragami threat for good.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Apparently Oracle Cells keep women from wanting or being able to cover up, even when it's snowing. The artbook makes it painfully obvious that bras (and likely other undergarments) didn't survive the apocalypse. This can be justified due to how Aragami can eat anything easily unless it's imbued with Oracle Cells: if the enemies can tear through armor like it's nothing, why bother with the heavier stuff when you could be wearing lighter clothes that offer just as much protection? Clothes are also laced with Bias Factor, which is the only reason (system limitations aside) you don't suffer ClothingDamage whenever an Aragami gets a bite of you. Given how incredibly important Bias Factor is to almost everything, people may be more willing to go commando (and indulge "less is more" fashions, at least for women) to make the best of their resource budgets.
* SuperMode: Burst Mode, which is achieved by either devouring an Aragami, or receiving a Link Bullet from a teammate. Later games add even more varieties of Super Modes, such as Blood Rage and Engage.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Apparently Apparently, Oracle Cells keep women from wanting or being able to cover up, even when it's snowing. The artbook makes it painfully obvious that bras (and likely other undergarments) didn't survive the apocalypse. This can be justified due to how Aragami can eat anything easily unless it's imbued with Oracle Cells: if the enemies can tear through armor like it's nothing, why bother with the heavier stuff when you could be wearing lighter clothes that offer just as much protection? Clothes are also laced with Bias Factor, which is the only reason (system limitations aside) you don't suffer ClothingDamage whenever an Aragami gets a bite of you. Given how incredibly important Bias Factor is to almost everything, people may be more willing to go commando (and indulge "less is more" fashions, at least for women) to make the best of their resource budgets.
* SuperMode: Burst Mode, which is achieved by either devouring an Aragami, or receiving a Link Bullet from a teammate.teammate in order to enter Link Burst Mode. Later games add even more varieties of Super Modes, such as Blood Rage and Engage.



** This is relevant even more in ''God Eater 3'' as the main cast treats each other more as [[FamilyOfChoice a part of a bigger family]].



* WasOnceAMan: Overdosing on the Bias factor causes human cells to mutate into Oracle cells, touching a God Arc that doesn't belong to you can infect you with cells that your Arc can't stop, and losing your bracelet means that you can't stop the Oracle cells within you from [[BodyHorror eating you then transforming]] into an Aragami themselves. It's speculated that the Susano'o first 'evolved' from one of the previous cases. [[spoiler: Lindow almost suffered this fate, but the intervention of Shio, then the protagonist and Ren, helped him [[CameBackStrong return - with new powers to boot]]]].

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* WasOnceAMan: Overdosing on the Bias factor causes human cells to mutate into Oracle cells, Cells, touching a God Arc that doesn't belong to you can infect you with cells Cells that your Arc can't stop, and losing your bracelet means that you can't stop the Oracle cells Cells within you from [[BodyHorror eating you then transforming]] into an Aragami themselves. It's speculated that the Susano'o first 'evolved' from one of the previous cases. [[spoiler: Lindow almost suffered this fate, but the intervention of Shio, then the protagonist Protagonist and Ren, helped him [[CameBackStrong return - with new powers and a badass Aragami arm to boot]]]].


* ''[[VideoGame/GodEater1God Eater]] (2010)'': The first game in the series, released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. It follows the [[PlayerCharacter protagonist]] and the Retaliation Unit [[note]]more popularly known as simply "the First Unit"[[/note]] of the Fenrir Far East Branch as they not only fight against the Aragami, but also uncover a sinister plot to repopulate the Earth through a dreaded event called "The Devouring Apocalypse".

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* ''[[VideoGame/GodEater1God ''[[VideoGame/GodEater1 God Eater]] (2010)'': The first game in the series, released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. It follows the [[PlayerCharacter protagonist]] and the Retaliation Unit [[note]]more popularly known as simply "the First Unit"[[/note]] of the Fenrir Far East Branch as they not only fight against the Aragami, but also uncover a sinister plot to repopulate the Earth through a dreaded event called "The Devouring Apocalypse".


* ''VideoGame/GodEater1 (2010)'': The first game in the series, released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. It follows the [[PlayerCharacter protagonist]] and the Retaliation Unit [[note]]more popularly known as simply "the First Unit"[[/note]] of the Fenrir Far East Branch as they not only fight against the Aragami, but also uncover a sinister plot to repopulate the Earth through a dreaded event called "The Devouring Apocalypse".

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* ''VideoGame/GodEater1 ''[[VideoGame/GodEater1God Eater]] (2010)'': The first game in the series, released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. It follows the [[PlayerCharacter protagonist]] and the Retaliation Unit [[note]]more popularly known as simply "the First Unit"[[/note]] of the Fenrir Far East Branch as they not only fight against the Aragami, but also uncover a sinister plot to repopulate the Earth through a dreaded event called "The Devouring Apocalypse".


* ''God Eater Online'': The MMO Smartphone Game announced from Tokyo Game Show 2016, released in February 2017. The game takes place in the year 2075, and follows a new protagonist, a member of Cradle stationed to the Himalayan Branch. The game concluded service on the 29th of September, 2018.

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* ''God Eater Online'': The MMO Smartphone Game announced from Tokyo Game Show 2016, released in February 2017. The game takes place in the year 2075, and follows a new protagonist, a member of Cradle stationed to the Himalayan Branch. The game concluded service on the 29th of September, 2018. The main cast eventually make their return to ''God Eater Resonant Ops'' in June 2019.


** The state of the world in ''God Eater 3'' has become ''even worse'' with the appearances of the Ash Aragami and the sudden expansion of the Ashlands.



* CentralTheme: The franchise is known for pulling off several of these.
** How far are you willing to saving the last of the human race, even if the rest of humanity is trying to kill each other?
** What is the meaning of being human?
** What defines our humanity?



** The sequel introduces the red rain, which causes all who get drenched in it to contract the fatal Black Spider Disease [[spoiler:which is eventually revealed to be a natural mechanism meant to create a new Singularity that activated because the original one (Shio) left Earth, lending even more support to the theory that the Aragami are part of a natural cycle of destruction and rebirth of the Earth. It certainly seems pretty hopeless when Mother Nature itself is your enemy.]]

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** The sequel introduces the red rain, Red Rain, which causes all who get drenched in it to contract the fatal Black Spider Disease [[spoiler:which is eventually revealed to be a natural mechanism meant to create a new Singularity that activated because the original one (Shio) left Earth, lending even more support to the theory that the Aragami are part of a natural cycle of destruction and rebirth of the Earth. It certainly seems pretty hopeless when Mother Nature itself is your enemy.]]


* BifurcatedWeapon: The Biting Edge consists of two small swords which can be combined into a dual-ended glaive.



* BladeOnAStick: The Biting Edge is ''[[DualWielding two]]'' blades on sticks, which can be combined into a two-ended glaive.



* ChainsawGood: You have Freeze, Spark, and Divine-elemental chainsaws to put in place of a normal {{BFS}}, with Lindow's model being a dual-element blade. All of them recover more OP per hit than normal and have the 'Noisy' skill, making Aragami more likely to hear you coming.

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* ChainsawGood: ChainsawGood:
**
You have Freeze, Spark, and Divine-elemental chainsaws to put in place of a normal {{BFS}}, with Lindow's model being a dual-element blade. All of them In the first two games, they recover more OP per hit than normal and have the 'Noisy' skill, making Aragami more likely to hear you coming.coming.
** The Heavy Moon weapon type can turn into a sawblade when performing the Raging Moon move.



* DoubleWeapon: In glaive form, the Biting Edge is a glaive with blades on both ends.



* MorphWeapon: The New-Type God Arcs can switch between melee and ranged modes, have a built-in shield, and can turn into a set of big monstery jaws in order to "Devour" an Aragami's Oracle Cells.

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* MorphWeapon: MorphWeapon:
**
The New-Type God Arcs can switch between melee and ranged modes, have a built-in shield, and can turn into a set of big monstery jaws in order to "Devour" an Aragami's Oracle Cells.Cells.
** The new melee weapon types introduced in ''God Eater 3'' all have transformations of their own:
*** The Biting Edge can switch between DualWielding small blades, and a DoubleWeapon glaive.
*** The Heavy Moon is a DeadlyDisc which can turn into an axe. And said axe has a further transformation into a sawblade.



* RecurringRiff: "God Eater", the first game's title theme, has a riff which is reused in many songs, including "No Way Back", "The March of Evil", and "God and Man", the latter of which also having a Recurring Riff of its own in God Eater 2, being used on the title screen and in "Revolving Lantern".

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* RecurringRiff: "God Eater", the first game's title theme, has a riff which is reused in many songs, including "No Way Back", "The March of Evil", and "God and Man", the Man". The latter of which these also having has a Recurring Riff of its own in God Eater 2, being used on the title screen and in "Revolving Lantern".


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* SuperMode: Burst Mode, which is achieved by either devouring an Aragami, or receiving a Link Bullet from a teammate. Later games add even more varieties of Super Modes, such as Blood Rage and Engage.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: All of the melee weapons have one towards another in the ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' series:
** The Short Blade is one of the Sword and Shield, both being, well, short swords that are JackOfAllStats
** The Long Blade towards the Long Sword, both being katana-style weapons with a riposte, and sacrificing speed for more power and range.
** The Buster Blade, like the Great Sword, is an even bigger sword that has [[MightyGlacier huge power, but not particularly good speed]], and has a charge attack that does more damage.
** The Boost Hammer is a full striking weapon that hits surprisingly fast, but has less defense options, like the hammer in ''MH''.
** The Charge Spear is similar to the lance, being mainly thrusting attacks that do more damage countering.
** The Variant Scythe's closest equivalent is the Switch Axe, but inverts the stances, the default having shorter range, but decent speed, while the transformed mode has superior range.
** The Biting Edge are dual short swords that combine for a faster weapon speed at the cost of stamina drainage. Unlike the Dual Blades, however, the Biting Edge turns into a DoubleWeapon.
** The Heavy Moon, like the Charge Blade, has a second axe form with a power discharge finisher.

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** ''God Eater 3'' has the player, wielding a Biting Edge and accompanied by Claire, fighting against an Anubis.

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