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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever various Capcom crossover games]] (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'', ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'').

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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever various Capcom crossover games]] (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomCardFightersClash'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'', ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'').


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Despite much of the fantastical futuristic wonders and capabilities humankind of the 24rd Century have to offer, not very much has changed in terms of human psychology or society.
** Hayato's backstory deals with capitalist economic disparity and the societal effects of corporate monopolization, including child abandonment and a rise in crime due to unfair practices and unequal employment. Neo Tokyo soon becomes a true Blade Runner esque city upon being bought out as a solution to Japan's economic recession by a foreign megacorporation, and it's implied that Hayato's parents, among others, were forced to abandon him due to the job disparity. Further exacerbating this is Japan's stigma against orphans, and how this still continues into the future. Hayato was even framed for an act of murder he did not commit when he was a street urchin.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Despite much of the fantastical futuristic wonders and capabilities humankind of the 24rd 24th Century have to offer, not very much has changed in terms of human psychology or society.
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** Hayato's backstory deals with capitalist economic disparity and the societal effects of corporate monopolization, including child abandonment and a rise in crime due to unfair practices and unequal employment. Neo Tokyo soon becomes a true Blade Runner esque ''Franchise/BladeRunner''-esque city upon being bought out as a solution to Japan's economic recession by a foreign megacorporation, and it's implied that Hayato's parents, among others, were forced to abandon him due to the job disparity. Further exacerbating this is Japan's stigma against orphans, and how this still continues into the future. Hayato was even framed for an act of murder he did not commit when he was a street urchin.



** Gamof's backstory deals with how human gluttony and negatively affecting new civilizations still continues into the future to alien races. Although his race's first contact with humankind was peaceful, the criminal underworld soon found a new drug in the defensive ecology that outclassed even morphine and heroin. Soon into corrupting his government and overharvesting it because of the large amount of money it drew in, this destroyed De Rosa's forests and Gamof's livelihood.
** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [[ForTheWantOfANail want of a nail]], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.
** Bilstein is probably something of a literal lampshade hanging of the issues of Star Gladiator at its core. Operation Paperclip was a real US covert operation that hired Nazi scientists to continue their work for the potential of space exploration and flight, and German American Bund communities were a very real thing into the time of World War II. Bilstein is also the example of why mad scientists and individuals who like to imitate Darth Vader are not your friend: they likely have very questionable ethics, or little to none of them, they are sociopaths and serial killers in a different way, have severe mental problems, and are an example of how science can be abused in the favor of evil people.

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** Gamof's backstory deals with how human gluttony and negatively affecting new civilizations still continues into the future to alien races. Although his race's first contact with humankind was peaceful, the criminal underworld soon found a new drug in the defensive ecology that outclassed even morphine and heroin. Soon into corrupting his government and overharvesting it because of the large amount of money it drew in, this destroyed De Rosa's forests and Gamof's livelihood.own livelihood as a lumberjack.
** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [[ForTheWantOfANail [[ForWantOfANail want of a nail]], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that had soon outclassed his father's own that and eclipsed their his previous fame, his father had then sought to seal his powers and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead led into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.
** Bilstein is probably something of a literal lampshade hanging of the issues of Star Gladiator ''Star Gladiator'' at its core. Operation Paperclip was a real US covert operation that hired Nazi scientists to continue their work for the potential of space exploration and flight, and German American Bund communities were a very real thing into the time of World War II. Bilstein is also the example of why mad scientists and individuals who like to imitate [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader Vader]] are not your friend: they likely have very questionable ethics, or little to none of them, they are sociopaths and serial killers in a different way, have severe mental problems, and are an example of how science can be abused in the favor of evil people.


** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [ForTheWantOfANail|want of a nail], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.

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** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [ForTheWantOfANail|want [[ForTheWantOfANail want of a nail], nail]], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.


** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [[ForTheWantOfANail|want of a nail]], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.

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** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [[ForTheWantOfANail|want [ForTheWantOfANail|want of a nail]], nail], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.

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** Gore's backstory shows how abuse and unloving families, and their far reaching effects, still exist into the far future. For the literal [[ForTheWantOfANail|want of a nail]], Gore was abused and harassed by his large family for simply being seemingly mentally handicapped. When Gore manifested his Plasma Magic powers that outclassed his father's own that eclipsed their fame, his father then sought to seal and potentially kill Gore out of jealousy. Because of this lack of love, Gore killed his father and was lead into becoming Bilstein's assistant after he searched him out. Gore may be evil due to the path he took, but it would say leagues otherwise should his family had not been the abusive and uncaring horde they were.


** June's backstory deals with racial and political discrimination, and how even in the future, it's still lonely at the top, and how everyone is still cold and distant to each other. Although June's life was easygoing, fair, and privileged, it's implied that she had little, to no friends, due to her half race heritage. Even if she did have friends in Hong Kong, the few of them would probably never see her again because of the die hard fervor for a "new age China", along with the potentially horrifying events that would occur with a Second Cultural Revolution. Even fleeing to the UK the years after, racial tensions would be probably at an all time high due to the refugees into the UK, and June would likely be forced to keep herself distant to not risk being found as a former Hong Kong national, or worse and most likely, was harassed due to this. Upon her parent's deaths, she loses the few people in her life she truly loves in this tumultuous time, and she even considered killing herself before even joining Star Gladiator.

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** June's backstory deals with racial and political discrimination, and how even in the future, it's still lonely at the top, and how everyone is still cold and distant to each other. Although June's life was easygoing, fair, and privileged, it's implied that she had little, to no friends, due to her half race heritage. Even if she did have friends in Hong Kong, the few of them would probably never see her again because of the die hard fervor for a "new age China", along with the potentially horrifying events that would occur with a Second Cultural Revolution. Even fleeing to the UK the years after, racial tensions would be probably at an all time high due to the refugees into the UK, and June would likely be forced to keep herself distant to not risk being found as a former Hong Kong national, or worse and most likely, was harassed due to this. Even being a celebrity is not without the pain of being seemingly distant on a pedestal in the 2300s, as June presumably went through all of the motions of the less than glamorous days of stardom. Upon her parent's deaths, she loses the few people in her life she truly loves loved in this tumultuous time, and she even considered killing herself before even joining Star Gladiator.Gladiator and after hearing of the prison escape of Bilstein.


** Hayato's backstory deals with capitalist economic disparity and the societal effects of corporate monopolization, including child abandonment and a rise in crime due to unfair practices and unequal employment. Neo Tokyo soon becomes a true Blade Runner esque city upon being bought out as a solution to Japan's economic recession by a foreign megacorporation, and it's implied that Hayato's parents, among others, were forced to abandon him due to the job disparity. Further exacerbating this is Japan's stigma against orphans, and how this still continues into the future. Hayato was even framed for a crime he did not commit when he was a street urchin.

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** Hayato's backstory deals with capitalist economic disparity and the societal effects of corporate monopolization, including child abandonment and a rise in crime due to unfair practices and unequal employment. Neo Tokyo soon becomes a true Blade Runner esque city upon being bought out as a solution to Japan's economic recession by a foreign megacorporation, and it's implied that Hayato's parents, among others, were forced to abandon him due to the job disparity. Further exacerbating this is Japan's stigma against orphans, and how this still continues into the future. Hayato was even framed for a crime an act of murder he did not commit when he was a street urchin.

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** Plasma Power itself is not without its issues, and is practically an indirect cause of the series' main scenario. Plasma Power itself was derived from Nazi experiments on concentration camp internees to find and correlate the source of magic, and was implied to be not just a superpower exploited into a weapon, but evidence of the "supreme Ayran godhood and superiority" that the Nazis prided themselves on. Into the future where Bilstein unearthed it after a few centuries, it's also documented that rather than mankind be at the threat of alien races that were belligerent and malevolent and to demonstrate a strong self defense deterrent, Plasma Power was to establish mankind with the bigger and badder weapon should no race subjugate themselves to its demand.


* 20MinutesIntoTheFuture: Despite much of the fantastical futuristic wonders and capabilities humankind of the 24rd Century have to offer, not very much has changed in terms of human psychology or society.

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* TwentySecondsIntoTheFuture: Despite much of the fantastical futuristic wonders and capabilities humankind of the 24rd Century have to offer, not very much has changed in terms of human psychology or society.

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* TwentySecondsIntoTheFuture: Despite much of the fantastical futuristic wonders and capabilities humankind of the 24rd Century have to offer, not very much has changed in terms of human psychology or society.
**Hayato's backstory deals with capitalist economic disparity and the societal effects of corporate monopolization, including child abandonment and a rise in crime due to unfair practices and unequal employment. Neo Tokyo soon becomes a true Blade Runner esque city upon being bought out as a solution to Japan's economic recession by a foreign megacorporation, and it's implied that Hayato's parents, among others, were forced to abandon him due to the job disparity. Further exacerbating this is Japan's stigma against orphans, and how this still continues into the future. Hayato was even framed for a crime he did not commit when he was a street urchin.
**June's backstory deals with racial and political discrimination, and how even in the future, it's still lonely at the top, and how everyone is still cold and distant to each other. Although June's life was easygoing, fair, and privileged, it's implied that she had little, to no friends, due to her half race heritage. Even if she did have friends in Hong Kong, the few of them would probably never see her again because of the die hard fervor for a "new age China", along with the potentially horrifying events that would occur with a Second Cultural Revolution. Even fleeing to the UK the years after, racial tensions would be probably at an all time high due to the refugees into the UK, and June would likely be forced to keep herself distant to not risk being found as a former Hong Kong national, or worse and most likely, was harassed due to this. Upon her parent's deaths, she loses the few people in her life she truly loves in this tumultuous time, and she even considered killing herself before even joining Star Gladiator.
**Gamof's backstory deals with how human gluttony and negatively affecting new civilizations still continues into the future to alien races. Although his race's first contact with humankind was peaceful, the criminal underworld soon found a new drug in the defensive ecology that outclassed even morphine and heroin. Soon into corrupting his government and overharvesting it because of the large amount of money it drew in, this destroyed De Rosa's forests and Gamof's livelihood.
**Bilstein is probably something of a literal lampshade hanging of the issues of Star Gladiator at its core. Operation Paperclip was a real US covert operation that hired Nazi scientists to continue their work for the potential of space exploration and flight, and German American Bund communities were a very real thing into the time of World War II. Bilstein is also the example of why mad scientists and individuals who like to imitate Darth Vader are not your friend: they likely have very questionable ethics, or little to none of them, they are sociopaths and serial killers in a different way, have severe mental problems, and are an example of how science can be abused in the favor of evil people.


* DivorcedInstallment: The game was originally going to be a licensed ''Franchise/StarWars'' fighting game.

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* DivorcedInstallment: The game was originally going to be a licensed ''Franchise/StarWars'' fighting game.


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->''One year has passed since the battle with the Fourth Empire. A new level of peace and harmony has spread throughout the world. However, that battle was only a prelude. Now...the war begins.''
-->--OpeningNarration from the arcade intro of ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein''

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