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* HighSchoolAU: The MOBA game has a set of skins that transforms certain characters into high school versions of themselves who attend the "Heian-kyō High".

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* HighSchoolAU: The MOBA game has a set of skins that transforms certain characters into high school versions of themselves who attend the "Heian-kyō High". Some of the collectable loading screen images in the main game portray scenes from this setting as well.


* LuckBasedMission: Stage 10 of Jikigaeru's secret zone might as well be this. To elaborate, the zone consists of a single stage vs Jikigaeru and his lineup, both of which are greatly beefed up. To "balance" this out, the zone introduces a mahjong gimmick which, provided either team can accumulate a good hand, as shown under Card Rules, will occasionally rain down extra damage on the other side. Beating stage 10 with shikigami damage alone is next to impossible due to attrition, so whether you'll be able to win at all depends on which cards the Verdict Boss decides to give you at any given time. It's entirely possible for Jikigaeru to get all the good cards and pummel you to dust within a few turns, while you're stuck with nothing but bad cards that you can't do anything with.

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* LuckBasedMission: Stage 10 of Jikigaeru's secret zone might as well be this. To elaborate, the zone consists of a single stage vs Jikigaeru and his lineup, both of which are greatly beefed up. To "balance" this out, the zone introduces a mahjong gimmick which, provided either team can accumulate a good hand, as shown under Card Rules, will occasionally rain down extra damage on the other side. Beating stage 10 with shikigami damage alone is next to impossible due to attrition, so whether you'll be able to win at all depends on which cards the Verdict Boss decides to give you at any given time. It's entirely possible for Jikigaeru to get all the good cards cards, which he will, as TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, and pummel you to dust within a few turns, while you're stuck with nothing but bad cards that you can't do anything with.

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* LuckBasedMission: Stage 10 of Jikigaeru's secret zone might as well be this. To elaborate, the zone consists of a single stage vs Jikigaeru and his lineup, both of which are greatly beefed up. To "balance" this out, the zone introduces a mahjong gimmick which, provided either team can accumulate a good hand, as shown under Card Rules, will occasionally rain down extra damage on the other side. Beating stage 10 with shikigami damage alone is next to impossible due to attrition, so whether you'll be able to win at all depends on which cards the Verdict Boss decides to give you at any given time. It's entirely possible for Jikigaeru to get all the good cards and pummel you to dust within a few turns, while you're stuck with nothing but bad cards that you can't do anything with.

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* OriginalCharacter: Many shikigami in the game are actually original characters created by the developers. These are either {{Composite Character}}s of actual mythical and folk legends, such as Susabi, or entirely fictional, like Yōtō-hime. In fact, discounting {{Crossover}} shikigami, about 70% of the SSR list are original characters, and it would be far easier to name those who ''aren't'' made-up than those who are.


* FissionMailed: The Final Sealand Invasion event was seemingly rigged so that the combined defense of Heian-kyō [[HopelessBossFight would fail]]. Players who logged in after the fact are greeted with the sight of a thoroughly-trashed courtyard populated with the Sealand bosses, with whatever few survivors of the assault lamenting their defeat. That, and a special mark for "losing" the war, provided one had spent at least 500 rice balls. All hopes seem lost, until it was revealed to have been a gimmick to introduce the new SSR shikigami Ungaikyō during phase 2, whose powers will be instrumental in undoing the Sealand victory.

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* FissionMailed: The Final Sealand Invasion event was seemingly rigged so that the combined defense of Heian-kyō [[HopelessBossFight would fail]]. Players who logged in after the fact are greeted with the sight of a thoroughly-trashed courtyard populated with the Sealand bosses, with whatever few survivors of the assault lamenting their defeat. That, and a special mark for "losing" the war, provided one had spent at least 500 rice balls. All hopes seem lost, until it was revealed to have been a gimmick to introduce gimmick, and the new SSR shikigami Ungaikyō during phase 2, whose powers will be instrumental in undoing event resumed as normal the Sealand victory.very next day.

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** Certain shikigami can be deployed alongside their SP versions if the player so desires, despite the fact that they are the same characters and their presence should be mutually-exclusive story-wise.

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** For those who started playing on the EN build of the game, the existence of the Grade 6 exchange ticket was spoiled rotten from day 1, nearly a year before the item was actually released on that server.
** Right from the get-go, the fact that Kagura, Hiromasa, and Yaobikuni are also playable characters alongside Seimei were spoiled by the login screen.


* FissionMailed: The Final Sealand Invasion event was seemingly rigged so that the combined defense of Heian-kyō [[HopelessBossFight would fail]]. Players who logged in after the fact are greeted with the sight of a thoroughly-trashed courtyard populated with the Sealand bosses, with whatever few survivors of the assault lamenting their defeat. That, and an achievement for "losing" the war, provided one had spent at least 500 rice balls. All hopes seem lost, until it was revealed to have been a gimmick to introduce the new SSR shikigami Ungaikyō during phase 2, whose powers will be instrumental in undoing the Sealand victory.

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* FissionMailed: The Final Sealand Invasion event was seemingly rigged so that the combined defense of Heian-kyō [[HopelessBossFight would fail]]. Players who logged in after the fact are greeted with the sight of a thoroughly-trashed courtyard populated with the Sealand bosses, with whatever few survivors of the assault lamenting their defeat. That, and an achievement a special mark for "losing" the war, provided one had spent at least 500 rice balls. All hopes seem lost, until it was revealed to have been a gimmick to introduce the new SSR shikigami Ungaikyō during phase 2, whose powers will be instrumental in undoing the Sealand victory.

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* FissionMailed: The Final Sealand Invasion event was seemingly rigged so that the combined defense of Heian-kyō [[HopelessBossFight would fail]]. Players who logged in after the fact are greeted with the sight of a thoroughly-trashed courtyard populated with the Sealand bosses, with whatever few survivors of the assault lamenting their defeat. That, and an achievement for "losing" the war, provided one had spent at least 500 rice balls. All hopes seem lost, until it was revealed to have been a gimmick to introduce the new SSR shikigami Ungaikyō during phase 2, whose powers will be instrumental in undoing the Sealand victory.


* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and another [=NetEase=] video game ''Shéndōu Yèxínglù''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and another [=NetEase=] video game ''Shéndōu Yèxínglù''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].altogether]], and ''Bleach'' seems to have run into similar issues.

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** Beginning with Castle of the Sun, many limited-time events now offer very accessible SSR/SP summoning scrolls that can be bought in the event shop. Unlike some of the higher-tier prizes, which usually require the player reaching a certain score threshold before they can be bought, these summoning scrolls can be traded for as soon as the main event boss is defeated, and for the most part are quite reasonably-priced, thus encouraging participation. The only catch is that these do not guarantee a new shikigami when they are used.


* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'' ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and another [=NetEase=] video game ''Shéndōu Yèxínglù''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'' ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and another [=NetEase=] video game ''Shéndōu Yèxínglù''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].


* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'' and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The game has had crossover events with enough series to qualify. In chronological order: ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'', ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'', ''Manga/InuYasha'' ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.another [=NetEase=] video game ''Shéndōu Yèxínglù''. ''Nura'' ran into licensing issues which have held it up in the English localization, if not [[NoExportForYou aborted it altogether]].


** Beginning at Tier 3, players are given two "Tier Buffers" in PvP that prevents their ranking score from dropping for two defeats. Getting promoted to a new Tier refreshes the buffer count, though dropping back down to a lower Tier doesn't.

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** Beginning at Tier 3, players are given two "Tier Buffers" in PvP [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]] that prevents their ranking score from dropping for two defeats. Getting promoted to a new Tier refreshes the buffer count, though dropping back down to a lower Tier doesn't.



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Zig-zagged. While there is no lasting penalty for dying in ''Onmyōji'', it does force you to restart from the beginning if you wipe while clearing a dungeon. The Netherworld Realm MarathonLevel has no "fail" state and will simply reward you based on progress, and world boss fights are lenient enough to let you rejoin after a short waiting period, assuming the other players haven't finished them off already while you're away. The only true consequence to wiping is falling down the ranking charts in PvP, due to the competitive nature of this mode.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Zig-zagged. While there is no lasting penalty for dying in ''Onmyōji'', it does force you to restart from the beginning if you wipe while clearing a dungeon. The Netherworld Realm MarathonLevel has no "fail" state and will simply reward you based on progress, and world boss fights are lenient enough to let you rejoin after a short waiting period, assuming the other players haven't finished them off already while you're away. The only true consequence to wiping is falling down the ranking charts in PvP, [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]], due to the competitive nature of this mode.



* UnstableEquilibrium: The current meta of the game sits in a lofty and uncomfortable position due to the proliferation of GameBreaker shikigami that massively favors those who are lucky or spend money enough to acquire them. Those that have them are almost guaranteed to always win in many important areas, mainly PvP, even if their actual player level is far too low to be capable of such, therefore giving them more and more rewards that they could then use to summon ''more'' game-breaking units. The game itself seems to unabashedly promote this, as players who already have a complete collection will receive a ''huge'' rate-up for new shikigami, who will subsequently let them trample all over the previous meta due to their horridly-unbalanced kits.

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* UnstableEquilibrium: The current meta of the game sits in a lofty and uncomfortable position due to the proliferation of GameBreaker shikigami that massively favors those who are lucky or spend money enough to acquire them. Those that have them are almost guaranteed to always win in many important areas, mainly PvP, [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]], even if their actual player level is far too low to be capable of such, therefore giving them more and more rewards that they could then use to summon ''more'' game-breaking units. The game itself seems to unabashedly promote this, as players who already have a complete collection will receive a ''huge'' rate-up for new shikigami, who will subsequently let them trample all over the previous meta due to their horridly-unbalanced kits.


* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Six, five shikigami and one onmyōji. Exploration stages further narrow this down to four, and special story missions only allow around one to three. The one time this headcount limit went above six was during the Ghostly Songstress battle that was part of Shiranui's event, where players could bring one more shikigami to shore up their attack.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Six, five shikigami and one onmyōji. Exploration stages further narrow this down to four, and special story missions only allow around one to three. The one time this headcount limit went goes above six was is during the Ghostly Songstress battle that was part of Shiranui's event, world boss battle, where players could can bring one more shikigami to shore up their attack.attack (presumably because the Seductress will permanently incapacitate at least one of your shikis by seducing it).



** Additionally, you cannot wish for shards of a SSR shikigami unless you already have at least one to start with, or have summoned them once beforehand, which defeats the purpose of wishing in the first place. This means any players who begin playing the game after the events are done can ''never'' acquire them. So far on the English servers the ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' and ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' events have concluded and will not come again, the ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'' event has one more to go, and the ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'' event doesn't seem to be happening at all because of the licensing issues.

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** Additionally, you cannot wish for shards of a SSR shikigami unless you already have at least one to start with, or have summoned them once beforehand, which defeats the purpose of wishing in the first place. This means any players who begin playing the game after the events are done can ''never'' acquire them. So far on the English servers the ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' and ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'' events have concluded and will not come again, the ''Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu'' ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' event has one more to go, hasn't yet made the first of its three appearances yet, and the ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'' event doesn't seem to be happening at all because of the licensing issues.

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