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* TacticalRockPaperScissors: A new battle mechanic. Artes beat magic (By interrupting casting), magic beats arcane artes (By making the caster take greatly reduced damage and actually cast ''faster'' when they get hit by them), and arcane artes beat artes (By making the user ImmuneToFlinching against them).

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* TacticalRockPaperScissors: A new battle mechanic. There are three types of Artes: Martial Artes (normal attacks), Hidden Artes (special attacks), and Seraphic Artes (magic with a long casting time). Martial Artes beat magic (By Seraphic Artes (by interrupting casting), magic Seraphic Artes beats arcane artes (By making Hidden Artes (being hit by a Hidden Arte while casting makes the caster take greatly reduced damage and actually cast ''faster'' when they get hit by them), ''faster''), and arcane artes Hidden Artes beat artes Martial Artes (By making the user ImmuneToFlinching against them).them). There are three types of characters, each only having access to two types of Artes: humans use Martial and Hidden Artes, Seraphs use Martial and Seraphic Artes, and Armatized characters use Hidden and Seraphic Artes.


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!!Tropes associated with both the game:
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The anime series does this to [[spoiler:Maltran. She never turns into a hellion, and genuinely supports Alisha through the story.]]
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: While Lunarre remains a villain in the anime series, by the second half of the story, [[spoiler:he has an otherwise peaceful interaction with Alisha, and dies fighting off other hellions]].
-->"I want my life to mean something!"



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The anime ''Tales of Zestiria The X'' is based on this game. For two episodes, however in the first season, it breaks from ''Tales of Zestiria'' to give viewers the plot and characters of the game's prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. After these, ''Berseria'' is dropped, though the game's main protagonist, Velvet Crowe, is still seen briefly in the intro sequence for the anime's second season.



* ArgumentOfContradictions: In the OnTheNext segment at the end of "Each One's Principles" in ''Tales of Zestiria The X'', Dezel tells Rose that he's been with her forever, so she has him prove it, by asking about stuff like where she cut her finger when she was 10. He gets her questions right, but her last question was the first thing she ever cooked. He says it was dog food and she demands he take it back, that it was curry. He insists it was dog food, and they argue back and forth - "Dog food," "Curry," Dog food," "Curry, curry, curry!"



* ConspicuousCG: Used extensively in the anime.



* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: The final episode of the anime features ''"Innosense"'' and ''"Kaze no Uta"'' (the second ending theme and the first opening theme respectively) playing back-to-back during the final battle against Heldalf.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Numerous characters who died in the game are spared in the anime series:
** [[spoiler:Mason]], probably just because they [[PragmaticAdaptation didn't have time to dwell on it]], but the look of relief on the other villagers' faces as he recovers is an especially touching treat for the fans.
** [[spoiler:Maltran appears to have never turned into a hellion, and so never sides with Heldalf, never betrays Alisha, and never commits suicide.]]
** Even [[spoiler:Eizen, although remaining in his dragon form, seems to be returning to his pre-hellion senses by the epilogue, and is never given a MercyKill.]]



* SpotlightStealingSquad: The second season of the anime focuses more on Rose and Alisha compared to...literally everyone else. Yes, this includes Sorey, the main character.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The tips of Mikleo's, Dezel's, and Zaveid's hair, which matches [[ElementalHair their elements]].

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The tips of Mikleo's, Dezel's, and Zaveid's hair, which matches [[ElementalHair their elements]].elements]].

!!Tropes associated only with the anime:

* AdaptationalHeroism: The anime series does this to [[spoiler:Maltran. She never turns into a hellion, and genuinely supports Alisha through the story.]]
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: While Lunarre remains a villain in the anime series, by the second half of the story, [[spoiler:he has an otherwise peaceful interaction with Alisha, and dies fighting off other hellions]].
-->"I want my life to mean something!"
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: For two episodes in the first season, the anime suddenly breaks from ''Tales of Zestiria'' to give viewers the plot and characters of the game's prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. After these, ''Berseria'' is dropped, though the game's main protagonist, Velvet Crowe, is still seen briefly in the intro sequence for the anime's second season.
* ArgumentOfContradictions: In the OnTheNext segment at the end of "Each One's Principles", Dezel tells Rose that he's been with her forever, so she has him prove it, by asking about stuff like where she cut her finger when she was 10. He gets her questions right, but her last question was the first thing she ever cooked. He says it was dog food and she demands he take it back, that it was curry. He insists it was dog food, and they argue back and forth - "Dog food," "Curry," Dog food," "Curry, curry, curry!"
* ConspicuousCG: Used extensively in the anime.
* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: The final episode features ''"Innosense"'' and ''"Kaze no Uta"'' (the second ending theme and the first opening theme respectively) playing back-to-back during the final battle against Heldalf.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Numerous characters who died in the game are spared in the anime series:
** [[spoiler:Mason]], probably just because they [[PragmaticAdaptation didn't have time to dwell on it]], but the look of relief on the other villagers' faces as he recovers is an especially touching treat for the fans.
** [[spoiler:Maltran appears to have never turned into a hellion, and so never sides with Heldalf, never betrays Alisha, and never commits suicide.]]
** Even [[spoiler:Eizen, although remaining in his dragon form, seems to be returning to his pre-hellion senses by the epilogue, and is never given a MercyKill.]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The second season of the anime focuses more on Rose and Alisha compared to...literally everyone else. Yes, this includes Sorey, the main character.


** In Pendrago late-game, an NPC says "In the time of my grandfather's grandfather's grandfather, they had to take to the sea in boats to do their trading." Cue the prequel ''TalesOfBerseria'', where the environment appears to take on an OceanPunk theme and the party travels by boat.

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** In Pendrago late-game, an NPC says "In the time of my grandfather's grandfather's grandfather, they had to take to the sea in boats to do their trading." Cue the prequel ''TalesOfBerseria'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', where the environment appears to take on an OceanPunk theme and the party travels by boat.

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** When you first meet Maltran after Sorey has become the Shepherd, the camera briefly turns to the "empty" spot where Lailah is. Maltran also walks away in such a fashion to avoid Lailah (who apparently notices). [[spoiler: Turns out she's a hellion and thus able to see Lailah and the other Seraphim the entire time.]]

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** A lot of NPC chatter/gossip you "listen" to as you traverse towns actually end up true to some extent or another.


** Alisha gets [[TalesOfXillia Leia Rolando's]] ''Soulstoke Celebration''.
** Mikleo gets [[TalesOfDestiny2 Loni Dunamis']] ''Final Prayer''.
** Lailah gets [[TalesOfInnocence Kongwai Tao's]] ''Silent End''.

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** Alisha gets [[TalesOfXillia [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia Leia Rolando's]] ''Soulstoke Celebration''.
** Mikleo gets [[TalesOfDestiny2 [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2 Loni Dunamis']] ''Final Prayer''.
** Lailah gets [[TalesOfInnocence [[VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence Kongwai Tao's]] ''Silent End''.


* SequelHook: The end to the Alisha DLC has Lunarre preparing to succeed Heldalf as the BigBad. Might end up LeftHanging though, considering [[HypeBacklash how badly the game was received in Japan]].

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* SequelHook: The end to the Alisha DLC has Lunarre preparing to succeed Heldalf as the BigBad. Might end up LeftHanging though, considering [[HypeBacklash how badly the game was received in Japan]].Japan.

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** The background music for the four trial shrines continues playing during battles instead of the usual battle music.

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* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: The final episode of the anime features ''"Innosense"'' and ''"Kaze no Uta"'' (the second ending theme and the first opening theme respectively) playing back-to-back during the final battle against Heldalf.


** The entire way the world works tends to also change dramatically by the end in Tales games. [[spoiler: The audience doesn't get to see the change here though; Sorey only sets that change in motion at the end by acting as Maotelus's vessel and sleeping for centuries to increase the resonance of everyone living in Glenwood so humans and seraphim can co-exist.]]

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** The entire way the world works tends to also change dramatically by the end in Tales games. [[spoiler: The audience doesn't get to see the change here though; Sorey only sets that change in motion at the end by acting as Maotelus's vessel and sleeping for centuries to increase the resonance of everyone living in Glenwood so humans and seraphim Seraphim can co-exist.]]


** A straightforward example happens in Mariland early in the game. Sorey and Alisha meet a mercenary group lead by a man named Lucas and wants to ask his assistance in protecting the city while they go quell the Hellions Domain affecting the town. After pressuring Sorey to get him money to do so, Sorey pays him and Lucas makes a condition that he can do whatever he wants to the town. Sorey agrees on the basis that [[GenreSavvy "someone who values contracts so much wouldn't do anything sleazy"]]. Lucas even outright say's "he's passed the test" before [[JerkassFacade tossing back a portion of the money to do the job]].

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** A straightforward example happens in Mariland early in the game. Sorey and Alisha meet a mercenary group lead by a man named Lucas and wants to ask his assistance in protecting the city while they go quell the Hellions Domain affecting the town. After pressuring Sorey to get him money to do so, Sorey pays him and Lucas makes a condition that he can do whatever he wants to the town. Sorey agrees on the basis that [[GenreSavvy "someone who values contracts so much wouldn't do anything sleazy"]].sleazy". Lucas even outright say's "he's passed the test" before [[JerkassFacade tossing back a portion of the money to do the job]].


* TheStinger: [[spoiler: An older Mikleo is saved from falling to his death by a reawakened Sorey while exploring ruins.]]

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* TheStinger: Two of them:
** [[spoiler:Sorey's Seraph companions, the now-elderly Scattered Bones twins, the new Shepard, and the new Shepard's Seraph companions gather at what is implied to be Rose's grave.]]
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[[spoiler: An older Mikleo is saved from falling to his death by a reawakened Sorey while exploring ruins.]]


* DarkerAndEdgier: While not as dark as [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 the game that came before it]], it's apparent how much darker the game is compared to the normal Tales game. For starters the heroes have to face TheCorruption on a more personal level and several characters die or have quite bittersweet endings. It's also one of the few games in the series to avert InfantImmortality by showing children dying and arguing for the idea of a MercyKill as the only solution to certain people.

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The anime ''Tales of Zestiria The X'' is based on this game. For two episodes, however in the first season, it breaks from ''Tales of Zestiria'' to give viewers the plot and characters of the game's prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. After these, ''Berseria'' is dropped, though the game's main protagonist, Velvet Crowe, is still seen briefly in the intro sequence for the anime's second season.

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* ArgumentOfContradictions: In the OnTheNext segment at the end of "Each One's Principles" in ''Tales of Zestiria The X'', Dezel tells Rose that he's been with her forever, so she has him prove it, by asking about stuff like where she cut her finger when she was 10. He gets her questions right, but her last question was the first thing she ever cooked. He says it was dog food and she demands he take it back, that it was curry. He insists it was dog food, and they argue back and forth - "Dog food," "Curry," Dog food," "Curry, curry, curry!"

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