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Developed by [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]] for the then-new UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, it did not do nearly as well as they hoped, although main character Sion seemingly lives on through his {{Expy}}, [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]].

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Developed It was developed by [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]] Square]], and launched two days before the Christmas of 2000 for the then-new UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, it UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The game did not do nearly as well as they hoped, although main character Sion seemingly lives on through his {{Expy}}, [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]].



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* TraintopBattle: The location of your first fight with [[DarkActionGirl Echidna]]

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* TraintopBattle: The location of your first fight with [[DarkActionGirl Echidna]]Echidna]].


-->-- '''Dauragon Mikado''', as he prepares to fight Kou, Sion and Volt on board the Galeos.

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-->-- '''Dauragon Mikado''', as he prepares to fight Kou, Sion Sion, and Volt on board the Galeos.



* EliteMooks: For every {{Mook}} type, there's usually an elite version that has more health, is more aggressive with it's attacks, and does more damage than the regulars.
* EscortMission: A particularly frustrating one part-way through the game. This game plays this trope painfully straight, and makes a mission that should be a breeze, an absolute nightmare. This is also one of the longest stages yet. See LuckBasedMission and TooDumbToLive.

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* EliteMooks: For every {{Mook}} type, there's usually an elite version that has more health, is more aggressive with it's its attacks, and does more damage than the regulars.
* EscortMission: A particularly frustrating one part-way through the game. This game plays this trope painfully straight, and makes a mission that should be a breeze, breeze into an absolute nightmare. This is also one of the longest stages yet. See LuckBasedMission and TooDumbToLive.



** Dauragon is a young blonde leader of a big company who fights alongside a panther in your first battle against him. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Remind you of Rufus]]?

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** Dauragon is a young blonde leader of a big company who fights alongside a panther in your first battle against him. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Remind you of Rufus]]?Rufus?]]



** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler:you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on, leaving the other two to fight the opponent.

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** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler:you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south south, as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked [[spoiler:Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on, leaving the other two to fight the opponent.


The game has somewhat of a cult status with [=PS2=] gamers due to the story and the characters even though it didn't sell much to be in the top 10 games sold in the early 2000s.

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The game has somewhat of a cult status with [=PS2=] gamers due to the story and the characters characters, even though it didn't sell much enough to be in the top 10 games sold in the early 2000s.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sion's FormerFriend Kaldea is actually the same age as him, but genetic tampering by Mikado left her looking both 15 years older than him ''and'' able to turn into a panther.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sion's [[spoiler:Sion's FormerFriend Kaldea is actually the same age as him, but genetic tampering by Mikado left her looking both 15 years older than him ''and'' able to turn into a panther.]]


** Kou's body tattoos and hairstyle shows up years later as [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sho Minamimoto]]

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** Kou's body tattoos and hairstyle shows up years later as [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sho Minamimoto]]Minamimoto]].



* GuideDangIt: Sion's bonus fight against Wong, which requires you to make sure to '''not''' use him in certain battles. This means you ''absolutely'' have to do this on a NewGamePlus run, as one of the fights that Sion has to be played as in is [[spoiler: the FinalBoss fight against Dauragon]], where an underleveled character will just ''not'' cut it.
** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler: you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on, leaving the other two to fight the opponent.

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* GuideDangIt: Sion's bonus fight against Wong, which requires you to make sure to '''not''' use him in certain battles. This means you ''absolutely'' have to do this on a NewGamePlus run, as one of the fights that Sion has to be played as in is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the FinalBoss fight against Dauragon]], where an underleveled character will just ''not'' cut it.
** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on, leaving the other two to fight the opponent.



%%* MegaCorp: The Mikado Corporation.
%%* MightyGlacier: Volt. His power also is meant to compensate for his smaller move pool.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Koh is actually a spy that was sent to Fate to keep tabs on Dominique. While his goals throughout the game align with the other two, he's feeding info to his superiors the whole time and is ready to act counter to the other bouncers' wishes if need be.]]
* NewGamePlus: Carries over all the power-ups bought. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Dauragon gets powered up based on your stats, and gets a final form if you've run through enough times.]]
* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing with rocket fuel the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtDlINcHoE]].

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%%* * MegaCorp: The Mikado Corporation.
%%* * MightyGlacier: Volt. His power also is meant to compensate for his smaller move pool.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Koh [[spoiler:Koh is actually a spy that was sent to Fate to keep tabs on Dominique. While his goals throughout the game align with the other two, he's feeding info to his superiors the whole time and is ready to act counter to the other bouncers' wishes if need be.]]
* NewGamePlus: Carries over all the power-ups bought. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Dauragon gets powered up based on your stats, and gets a final form if you've run through enough times.]]
* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: NonstandardGameOver: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing with rocket fuel fuel, the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion explosion, which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points points, which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough enough, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtDlINcHoE a cutscene plays plays]] where you're your character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtDlINcHoE]].



* ObviousBeta: Additional stages and the ability to use {{Improvised Weapon}}s were meant to utilized in the game, but were cut shortly before release. The game was also pretty much just a test to tweak and finalize a usable graphics engine for ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.

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* ObviousBeta: Additional stages and the ability to use {{Improvised Weapon}}s were meant to be utilized in the game, but were cut shortly before release. The game was also pretty much just a test to tweak and finalize a usable graphics engine for ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.



* PrettyInMink / FluffyFashionFeathers. Echidna wears [[PinkMeansFeminine light pink]] wrap of either fur or feathers.

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* PrettyInMink / FluffyFashionFeathers.PrettyInMink[=/=]FluffyFashionFeathers. Echidna wears [[PinkMeansFeminine light pink]] wrap of either fur or feathers.



* SecretCharacter: Apart from the main trio, every other playable character has to be unlocked by way of story progression, usually by way of DefeatMeansPlayable. Three proper examples of secret characters include [[spoiler: Wong and Leann]], who are fought as post-game [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] after fulfilling certain conditions (explained in GuideDangIt), and [[spoiler: Topless Dauragon]], who only shows up as the TrueFinalBoss in a player's third consecutive NewGamePlus run.

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* SecretCharacter: Apart from the main trio, every other playable character has to be unlocked by way of story progression, usually by way of DefeatMeansPlayable. Three proper examples of secret characters include [[spoiler: Wong [[spoiler:Wong and Leann]], who are fought as post-game [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] after fulfilling certain conditions (explained in GuideDangIt), and [[spoiler: Topless [[spoiler:Topless Dauragon]], who only shows up as the TrueFinalBoss in a player's third consecutive NewGamePlus run.



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: Dominique is actually a RobotGirl Dauragon built based on his dead little sister.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: Dominique [[spoiler:Dominique is actually a RobotGirl Dauragon built based on his dead little sister.]]



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: The credits show a montage of a forever-young Dominique visiting the graves of her friends from Fate.]]

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The credits show a montage of a forever-young Dominique visiting the graves of her friends from Fate.]]

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* LevelScaling: Arguably one of the first modern game to use this gameplay mechanic. See Scrappy Mechanic on the YMMV section.


* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing with rocket fuel the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background.

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* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing with rocket fuel the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtDlINcHoE]].


** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler: you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on.

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** Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are much more simple, as [[spoiler: you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to go south as it's entirely possible to accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on.on, leaving the other two to fight the opponent.


* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Sion can unlock a [[PaintItBlack black-hooded costume]] by clearing Survival Mode. Kou can also unlock his MSF disguise costume if he was chosen for the RashomonStyle interlude after the first fight with Dauragon.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sion's female buddy, Kaldea, is actually the same age as him, but genetic tampering by Mikado left her looking both 15 years older than him ''and'' able to turn into a panther.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sion's female buddy, Kaldea, FormerFriend Kaldea is actually the same age as him, but genetic tampering by Mikado left her looking both 15 years older than him ''and'' able to turn into a panther.]]]]
* BrickJoke: That berobed woman from the intro watching the news story of the Mikado satellite? That's actually Leann, and said robe amusingly becomes her alternate costume when you [[SecretCharacter unlock her]].



* GuideDangIt: Sion's bonus fight against his master, which requires you to make sure to '''not''' use him in certain battles. Technically, Koh's bonus fight also counts, but since the conditions are almost identical (the main difference being selecting Koh to fight against Dauragon), it's much easier to find that one.

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* GuideDangIt: Sion's bonus fight against his master, Wong, which requires you to make sure to '''not''' use him in certain battles. This means you ''absolutely'' have to do this on a NewGamePlus run, as one of the fights that Sion has to be played as in is [[spoiler: the FinalBoss fight against Dauragon]], where an underleveled character will just ''not'' cut it.
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Technically, Koh's bonus fight against Leann also counts, but since the conditions are almost identical (the main difference being selecting much more simple, as [[spoiler: you simply have to choose Koh for all possible fights, as well as the mid-game RashomonStyle sequence]]. This ''does'', however, have the chance to fight against Dauragon), go south as it's much easier entirely possible to find that one.accidentally have him sit out of the [[spoiler: Unmasked Mugetsu]] fight, where one of the three player characters has to pilot the air-carrier they're on.



-->'''Sion:''' You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get out of my way!
** To the more simplistic ones like:
-->'''Sion:''' I don't think so!

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-->'''Sion:''' You're ''You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get Now'' '''''get out of my way!
** To the more simplistic ones like:
-->'''Sion:''' I don't think so!
way!'''''


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* SecretCharacter: Apart from the main trio, every other playable character has to be unlocked by way of story progression, usually by way of DefeatMeansPlayable. Three proper examples of secret characters include [[spoiler: Wong and Leann]], who are fought as post-game [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] after fulfilling certain conditions (explained in GuideDangIt), and [[spoiler: Topless Dauragon]], who only shows up as the TrueFinalBoss in a player's third consecutive NewGamePlus run.


* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background.

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* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing with rocket fuel the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background.

Added DiffLines:

* {{NonstandardGameOver}}: If you run out of time trying to find the keycard to unlock the cargo to stop the train from crashing the collision into the building is more destructive and causes sea water to rush through the explosion which then causes the whole next level to have water chasing you at certain points which causes emergency doors to close. If you don't make it through the doors fast enough then a cutscene plays where you're character of choice is trapped by the doors and the water reaches them. It then it cuts to the normal game over screen over a black background.


* [[spoiler: TheMole: Koh is actually a spy that was sent to Fate to keep tabs on Dominique. While his goals throughout the game align with the other two, he's feeding info to his superiors the whole time and is ready to act counter to the other bouncers' wishes if need be.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: TheMole: Koh is actually a spy that was sent to Fate to keep tabs on Dominique. While his goals throughout the game align with the other two, he's feeding info to his superiors the whole time and is ready to act counter to the other bouncers' wishes if need be.]]



-->'''Sion:'' You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get out of my way!

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-->'''Sion:'' -->'''Sion:''' You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get out of my way!



* [[spoiler: WhoWantsToLiveForever: The credits show a montage of a forever-young Dominique visiting the graves of her friends from Fate.]]

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* [[spoiler: WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: The credits show a montage of a forever-young Dominique visiting the graves of her friends from Fate.]]

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* ShownTheirWork: Echidna actually uses a fairly realistic ''capoeira'' fighting style which someone clearly studied.


[[caption-width-right:256:Wait a second, where's [[ThoseTwoGuys Kou and Volt]]?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:256:Wait a second, where's [[ThoseTwoGuys Kou and Volt]]?]]]]
Volt]]?]]


[[caption-width-right:256:[[ThoseTwoGuys Wait a second! Where's Kou and Volt since they're also the protagonists?!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:256:[[ThoseTwoGuys Wait [[caption-width-right:256:Wait a second! Where's second, where's [[ThoseTwoGuys Kou and Volt since they're also the protagonists?!]]]]
Volt]]?]]]]



** Before that, Sion was considered by some to be an expy of 17-year old, brown-haired, blue-eyed, sullen ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' hero Squall Leonhart.
** Volt bears a resemblance to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Zell Dincht]], and Koh to Laguna Loire.
** Young Kaldea bears a striking resemblance to Rinoa Heartilly.
** And then Dominique has Selphie Tilmitt's green eyes and looped hairstyle.

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** Before that, Sion was considered by some to be an expy of 17-year old, brown-haired, blue-eyed, sullen ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' hero Squall Leonhart.
**
Leonhart. Volt bears and Koh likewise bear a resemblance to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Zell Dincht]], Dincht and Koh to Laguna Loire.
** Young
Loire, the young Kaldea bears a striking resemblance to Rinoa Heartilly.
** And then
Heartilly, and Dominique has Selphie Tilmitt's green eyes and looped hairstyle.



** "Koh Leifoh, Superspy!" To be fair, SteveBlum voiced him.

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** "Koh Leifoh, Superspy!" To be fair, SteveBlum Creator/SteveBlum voiced him.



--> Sion: You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get out of my way!

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--> Sion: -->'''Sion:'' You're not getting paid enough to die! Now get out of my way!



--> Sion: I don't think so!

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--> Sion: -->'''Sion:''' I don't think so!

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