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* WitchSpecies: While all three varieties of Felpool require [[PowerTatto special tattoos]] to use symbology, Featherfolk have the necessary symbols etched into their very DNA, so most, if not all, are naturally capable of using symbology.

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* WitchSpecies: While all three varieties of Felpool require [[PowerTatto [[PowerTattoo special tattoos]] to use symbology, Featherfolk have the necessary symbols etched into their very DNA, so most, if not all, are naturally capable of using symbology.


* [[CatGirl Cat People]]: Fellpool, Lesser Fellpool, and Highlanders; more so with the Lesser Fellpool with their cat ears and ability to shapeshift into a cat, while the former look like pointy-eared tailed humanoids. Highlanders are based on big cats (tigers in particular) rather than the usual housecats. (Note that in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', regular Fellpool, at least the ones on Expel, are portrayed as cat people, with the party member Leon in that game being a [[SpearCounterpart cat boy]] in everything but name.)

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* [[CatGirl Cat People]]: CatFolk: Fellpool, Lesser Fellpool, and Highlanders; more so with the Lesser Fellpool with their cat ears and ability to shapeshift into a cat, while the former look like pointy-eared tailed humanoids. Highlanders are based on big cats (tigers in particular) rather than the usual housecats. (Note that in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', regular Fellpool, at least the ones on Expel, are portrayed as cat people, with the party member Leon in that game being a [[SpearCounterpart cat boy]] in everything but name.)



* PettingZooPeople: Fellpools are humanlike in appearance, but have heightened senses and tails like cats.


''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It tells the tale of a young boy named Roddick Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....

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''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It An updated version of the remake is planned for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, with the subtitile ''First Departure R''.

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tells the tale of a young boy named Roddick Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....


* HealerSignsOnEarly: Averted. The first character with healing spells isn't available until the last dungeon on the second continent; both he and (at that point in the game) the dungeon are optional. Millie, the non-optional healer, doesn't join until you get to the last continent on Roak.

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* HealerSignsOnEarly: Averted. Subverted. Although Millie is in the party for the prologue, she is separated afterwards. The first character with healing spells (Ioshua) isn't available until the last dungeon on the second continent; both he and (at that point in the game) the dungeon are optional. Millie, the non-optional healer, doesn't join rejoin until you get to the last continent on Roak.


* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal late in the game. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is revealed late in the game to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse. This late game reveal is the first time Fargett and Revorse are mentioned by name.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal late in the game. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is revealed late in the game to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse. This late game reveal is the first time Fargett and Revorse are mentioned by name.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.


** Millie from ''First Departure'' is a type-B example: usually sweet and bubbly, but has a short temper when it comes to Roddick and Dorn.

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** Millie from ''First Departure'' is a type-B example: usually sweet and bubbly, but has a short temper when it comes to Roddick and Dorn.Dorne. [[spoiler:Needless to say, she takes what happens to him about as well as a Force Sword to the face.]]


''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It tells the tale of a young boy named Ratix Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....

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''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It tells the tale of a young boy named Ratix Roddick Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....


''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It tells the tale of a young boy named Ratix Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....

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''Star Ocean'' is the first game in the ''Franchise/StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series. It was originally released for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]; that version was [[NoExportForYou never ported to the West]], though {{Fan Translation}}s exist. Creator/SquareEnix [[VideoGameRemake remade]] this game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable; this remake, subtitled ''First Departure'', was released in North America and Europe in October 2008. It tells the tale of a young boy named Ratix Farrence from the planet Roak (most of whose inhabitants have tails and [[UnusualEars pointed ears]], though there are other races) whose world is under threat from a horrible disease that makes those who catch it [[TakenForGranite turn to stone.]] Seems like standard fantasy fare, until Captain Ronyx J. Kenny and his Number One Ilia Silvestri from the Terran Alliance beam down to the planet to investigate. The stone disease is much more than what it seems, not just for Roak but other planets as well....


* ShipperOnDeck: ''Everyone'' for Ronyx/Ilia. Even Millie, who makes a ThisAndThat joke regarding her training of Ronyx in Symbology seemingly to irritate Ilia. She tries to persuade Ilia to reveal her feelings for Ronyx, but Ilia doesn't go through with it. Finally, though, when Ronyx does make his move, everyone's peeping in the jewelry shop until they scatter in a LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone moment. Talking to each of your party members shows how long they waited for the two of them to finally end up together.

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* ShipperOnDeck: ''Everyone'' for Ronyx/Ilia. Even Millie, who makes a ThisAndThat joke about the "this and that" SexualEuphemism regarding her training of Ronyx in Symbology seemingly to irritate Ilia. She tries to persuade Ilia to reveal her feelings for Ronyx, but Ilia doesn't go through with it. Finally, though, when Ronyx does make his move, everyone's peeping in the jewelry shop until they scatter in a LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone moment. Talking to each of your party members shows how long they waited for the two of them to finally end up together.

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* ClotheslineStealing: Roddick is tasked with bringing clothes for Ilia so she can blend into Roakian civilization. One option is to steal them from an elderly woman's clothesline, but that is not recommended unless you want Ilia's [[RelationshipValues affection towards Roddick]] to drop.

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* AnachronicOrder: This game started the series, but it's actually the second game in the series' internal chronology, happening a fair amount of time after ''The Last Hope.''


** The Cave of The Seven Stars' background music is exactly the same as that in the Seraphic Gate of ''ValkyrieProfile''.

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** The Cave of The Seven Stars' background music is exactly the same as that in the Seraphic Gate of ''ValkyrieProfile''.''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile''.


* ActionGirl: Ilia, Phia

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* ActionGirl: Ilia, Phia%%* ActionGirl:
%%** Ilia.
%%** Phia.



* TheAtoner: Erys

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* %%* TheAtoner: Erys



* BlindWithoutEm: T'nique
* BloodKnight: Cyuss

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* BlindWithoutEm: T'nique
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T'nique.
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BloodKnight: CyussCyuss.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Asmodeus]]

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* %%* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Asmodeus]][[spoiler:Asmodeus.]]



* EvilOverlord: Jie Revorse.

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* %%* EvilOverlord: Jie Revorse.



* FanTranslation: Until 2008, this was the only way to play this game in English.
* FieryRedhead: Phia
* FirstContact: Inverted.
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler: Mavelle]] is really [[spoiler: Erys]].

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* FanTranslation: Until 2008, this was the only way to play this game in English.
* FieryRedhead: Phia
*
Phia.
%%*
FirstContact: Inverted.
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler: Mavelle]] [[spoiler:Mavelle]] is really [[spoiler: Erys]].[[spoiler:Erys]].



* GuideDangIt: The average player may waltz right through the game and miss many characters simply because they choose to accept others. The real title goes to [[spoiler: Erys]] however - an addition to the PSP remake, who requires ''three other characters recruited'' while two of them make sense ([[ItMakesSenseInContext if you know what their stories are]]), the third is [[LostForever easily missable]] and has ''no connection'' to these two.

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* GuideDangIt: The average player may waltz right through the game and miss many characters simply because they choose to accept others. The real title goes to [[spoiler: Erys]] [[spoiler:Erys]] however - an addition to the PSP remake, who requires ''three other characters recruited'' while two of them make sense ([[ItMakesSenseInContext if you know what their stories are]]), the third is [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent easily missable]] and has ''no connection'' to these two.



* {{Ninja}}: Phia

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* {{Ninja}}: PhiaPhia.



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Neo Revorse]]

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* %%* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Neo Revorse]][[spoiler:Neo Revorse.]]



* SecretCharacter:
** You probably [[GuideDangIt need a guide]] in order to get Welch, T'nique, Pericci, and Erys. You ''might'' be able to run into Welch by yourself as she is the easiest of the characters to recruit.[[note]]T'Nique requires you to have six characters in your party by a certain point, then for no discernible reason, run back to an early town. Pericci requires you to do something ''very'' early in the game and then backtrack to find her. Erys meanwhile requires you to recruit a specific set of characters, one of which has ''no relation to her whatsoever''.[[/note]]
** Ashlay may also count; however to be fair you can discover him by poking around the town he's in, and he does give a very strong hint that he's playable.

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* SecretCharacter:
**
SecretCharacter: You probably [[GuideDangIt need a guide]] in order to get Welch, T'nique, Pericci, and Erys. You ''might'' be able to run into Welch by yourself as she is the easiest of the characters to recruit.[[note]]T'Nique requires you to have six characters in your party by a certain point, then for no discernible reason, run back to an early town. Pericci requires you to do something ''very'' early in the game and then backtrack to find her. Erys meanwhile requires you to recruit a specific set of characters, one of which has ''no relation to her whatsoever''.[[/note]]
** Ashlay may also count; however to be fair you can discover him by poking around the town he's in, and he does give a very strong hint that he's playable.
[[/note]]



* ShoutOut: The Cave of The Seven Stars' background music is exactly the same as that in the Seraphic Gate of ''ValkyrieProfile''.
** Also, a character named [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Marvel Frozen]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
The Cave of The Seven Stars' background music is exactly the same as that in the Seraphic Gate of ''ValkyrieProfile''.
** Also, a A character named [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Marvel Frozen]].



* {{Tsundere}} - Millie from ''First Departure'' is a type-B example: usually sweet and bubbly, but has a short temper when it comes to Roddick and Dorn.
** Ilia too, sometimes. Check out her reaction when you meet up with Millie again, and she explains that the captain is "escorting" Marvel. And then blithely starts to explain how beautiful Marvel is.

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* {{Tsundere}} - {{Tsundere}}:
**
Millie from ''First Departure'' is a type-B example: usually sweet and bubbly, but has a short temper when it comes to Roddick and Dorn.
** Ilia too, Ilia, sometimes. Check out her reaction when you meet up with Millie again, and she explains that the captain is "escorting" Marvel. And then blithely starts to explain how beautiful Marvel is.



* VideoGameRemake: ''First Departure''

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* VideoGameRemake: ''First Departure''Departure''.



* WolfMan: T'nique

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* %%* WolfMan: T'niqueT'nique.


* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal late in the game. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is revealed late in the game to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal late in the game. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is revealed late in the game to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse. This late game reveal is the first time Fargett and Revorse are mentioned by name.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.


* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is later revealed to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse. The problem is that Fargett and Revorse aren't formally introduced ''until'' they're revealed as the third party and have attacked Earth, at which point the Roak plot has been resolved and the game is almost over.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal.reveal late in the game. [[note]]Early in the game we're told that the bio-weapon that turned the Roakians into stone was given to the perpetrators by a mysterious third party. Said third party is later revealed late in the game to be planet Fargett, ruled by Jie Revorse. The problem is that Fargett and Revorse aren't formally introduced ''until'' they're revealed as the third party and have attacked Earth, at which point the Roak plot has been resolved and the game is almost over.Revorse.[[/note]] The remake does a better job of tying him in to the main plot.

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