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* BadMoonRising: The Moon That Never Sets.

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* BadMoonRising: The Moon That Never Sets.Sets turns red every 108 years, signalling the birth of the Moon Child.



* FatBastard: ''Fruegal.''

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* FatBastard: ''Fruegal.'''' He's first introduced killing a subordinate in a fit of rage and gave the order to raze Seles because he though just kidnapping Shana was boring.


*** [[spoiler:The Phantom Ship is where most people figure it out; Rose is a required party member here, and virtually all of the ghosts seem to single her out immediately. Why? They remember their killer.]]

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*** [[spoiler:The Phantom Ship is where most people figure it out; Rose is a required party member here, and virtually all of the ghosts seem to single her Rose out immediately. Why? They remember their killer.]]


* ActionGirl: Rose is a wandering fighter, and Miranda is a general, and both more than qualify. Meru is not a formal soldier, but she charges into battle without hesitation.

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* ActionGirl: Rose is a wandering fighter, and Miranda is a general, and both Meru is an agile mage. All three more than qualify. Meru Shana has her moments too, as Freugel can attest to. And Shirley and Damia were among the original Dragoons, the legendary heroes of old. This is not a formal soldier, but she charges into battle without hesitation.good game for gender equality indeed.


* BadassGrandpa: Haschel is this. At 60 years old, according to the instruction manual, he is still strong enough to come in third in the Hero Competition and spry enough to front flip over a dead body and two of your characters just to turn around and lay out one of them with a single, quick gut punch. Becomes rather amusing when [[spoiler:you realize that Haschel is actually Dart's grandpa, making him a very literal instance of this.]]


* BadassGrandpa: Haschel is this. At 60 years old, according to the instruction manual, he is still strong enough to come in third in the Hero Competition and spry enough to front flip over a dead body and two of your characters just to turn around and lay out one of them with a single, quick gut punch. Becomes rather [[HilariousInHindsight amusing]] when [[spoiler:you realize that Haschel is literally Dart's grandpa, making this a very literal instance of the trope.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: Dart and Lavitz, upon meeting for the first time.



* BadassGrandpa: Haschel is this. At 60 years old, according to the instruction manual, he is still strong enough to come in third in the Hero Competition and spry enough to front flip over a dead body and two of your characters just to turn around and lay out one of them with a single, quick gut punch. Becomes rather amusing when [[spoiler:you realize that Haschel is actually Dart's grandpa, making him a very literal instance of this.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: Dart and Lavitz, upon meeting for the first time.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The game is full of Foreshadowing for virtually all of the major plot twists, so much so that they almost offer a [[RewatchBonus replay bonus]]:

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The game is full of Foreshadowing foreshadowing for virtually all of the major plot twists, so much so that they almost offer a [[RewatchBonus replay bonus]]:



** When Lenus is cornered, Dart tells her that there's no escape. Lenus looks to Meru, points to her and says "What do you think?" before flying away. When she is finally killed, the ending cutscene puts a ''lot'' of focus on Meru for some bizarre reason. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that both are Winglies.]]

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** When Lenus is cornered, Dart tells her that there's no escape. Lenus looks to Meru, points to her and says says, "What do you think?" before flying away. When she is finally killed, the ending cutscene puts a ''lot'' of focus on Meru for some bizarre reason. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that both are Winglies.]]



** There's so much Foreshadowing of [[spoiler:Rose's identity as the Black Monster]] that most players will see it coming well before it's officially revealed.

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** There's so much Foreshadowing foreshadowing of [[spoiler:Rose's identity as the Black Monster]] that most players will see it coming well before it's officially revealed.revealed:



*** If you look closely [[spoiler:at the Monster during the scene of it burning a guard to death in Neet, you can see Dragoon wings attached to its' back.]]

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*** If you look closely [[spoiler:at the Monster during the scene of it burning a guard to death in Neet, you can see Dragoon wings attached to its' its back.]]


* BadassGrandpa: Haschel is this. At 60 years old, according to the instruction manual, he is still strong enough to come in third in the Hero Competition and spry enough to front flip over a dead body and two of your characters just to turn around and lay out one of them with a single, quick gut punch. This is made almost comical by the fact that as the game progresses, you find more and more evidence that hints at Claire, Haschel's daughter, is in fact [[spoiler:Dart's mother]].

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* BadassGrandpa: Haschel is this. At 60 years old, according to the instruction manual, he is still strong enough to come in third in the Hero Competition and spry enough to front flip over a dead body and two of your characters just to turn around and lay out one of them with a single, quick gut punch. This is made almost comical by the fact Becomes rather [[HilariousInHindsight amusing]] when [[spoiler:you realize that as Haschel is literally Dart's grandpa, making this a very literal instance of the game progresses, you find more and more evidence that hints at Claire, Haschel's daughter, is in fact [[spoiler:Dart's mother]].trope.]]


* {{Foreshadowing}}: A few effective ones, almost offering a [[RewatchBonus replay bonus]]:

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A few effective ones, {{Foreshadowing}}: The game is full of Foreshadowing for virtually all of the major plot twists, so much so that they almost offering offer a [[RewatchBonus replay bonus]]:


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** Lavitz has a FlowerMotif of Cherry Blossoms. [[spoiler:Among other things, they represent the brevity of a warrior's life, foreshadowing Lavitz's death at the end of Disc 1.]]
** There's so much Foreshadowing of [[spoiler:Rose's identity as the Black Monster]] that most players will see it coming well before it's officially revealed.
*** Every time [[spoiler:Dart brings up the Black Monster, she tries to talk him out of pursuing revenge for his parents' deaths.]]
*** If you look closely [[spoiler:at the Monster during the scene of it burning a guard to death in Neet, you can see Dragoon wings attached to its' back.]]
*** [[spoiler:The Phantom Ship is where most people figure it out; Rose is a required party member here, and virtually all of the ghosts seem to single her out immediately. Why? They remember their killer.]]


-->'''[[spoiler:Zieg=/=Melbu Frahma]]:''' The time has come. [[spoiler:I no longer need this flesh]].

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-->'''[[spoiler:Zieg=/=Melbu -->'''[[spoiler:Zieg[=/=]Melbu Frahma]]:''' The time has come. [[spoiler:I no longer need this flesh]].


* ProdigalHero: Dart has been off working as a mercenary for several years, before he returns to his village to find it's been ransacked and his childhood friend (yup [[LoveInterest that sort]]) [[WhiteMagicianGirl Shana]] captured by the DiscOneFinalBoss' forces.
* ProlongedPrologue: The real plot of chasing Lloyd as he collects the Divine Moon Objects doesn't start until the very end of disc one, about eight to ten hours into the game. Up to that point, the story follows the Serdio civil war, something Dart initially only got involved with due to Shana being kidnapped and Seles getting razed by one of the two factions.

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* ProdigalHero: Dart has been off working as a mercenary for several years, before he returns to his village to find it's been ransacked and his childhood friend (yup [[LoveInterest that sort]]) [[WhiteMagicianGirl Shana]] captured by the DiscOneFinalBoss' forces.
* ProlongedPrologue: The real plot of chasing Lloyd as he collects the Divine Moon Objects doesn't start until the very end of disc one, Disc 1, about eight to ten hours into the game. Up to that point, the story follows the Serdio civil war, something Dart initially only got involved with due to Shana being kidnapped and Seles getting razed by one of the two factions.


* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Dart is required by the story to make it to the final round of [[InevitableTournament The Hero Competition]]. Should the player lose any of the matches, his opponent gets taken out of the competition for either cheating (i.e using poison) or something completely contrived (falling over or getting sick and being unable to fight).

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* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Dart is required by the story to make it to the final round of [[InevitableTournament The Hero Competition]]. Should the player lose any of the matches, his opponent gets taken out of the competition for either cheating (i.e using poison) or something completely contrived (falling (Gorgaga is disqualified due to attempting to kill Dart, Serfius falls ill to a chronic condition and has to bow out, Danton falls over or getting sick and being is unable to fight).get up due to his girth, and Atlow gets disqualified due to tipping his arrows with a powerful, illegal poison).


* ProdigalHero: Dart has been off working as a soldier for several years, before he returns to his village to find it's been ransacked and his childhood friend (yup [[LoveInterest that sort]]) [[WhiteMagicianGirl Shana]] captured by the DiscOneFinalBoss' forces.

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* ProdigalHero: Dart has been off working as a soldier mercenary for several years, before he returns to his village to find it's been ransacked and his childhood friend (yup [[LoveInterest that sort]]) [[WhiteMagicianGirl Shana]] captured by the DiscOneFinalBoss' forces.forces.
* ProlongedPrologue: The real plot of chasing Lloyd as he collects the Divine Moon Objects doesn't start until the very end of disc one, about eight to ten hours into the game. Up to that point, the story follows the Serdio civil war, something Dart initially only got involved with due to Shana being kidnapped and Seles getting razed by one of the two factions.

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* AlmostDeadGuy: Several times.
** First an unnamed villager in Seles lives just long enough to tell Dart that Shana's been taken away.
** The second time, a knight makes it to Lohan to inform the party that King Albert's been imprisoned in Hellena then dies of his injuries.
** At the end of Disc 1, Doel informs the party that Lloyd is heading west to Tiberoa.
** Greham tells Haschel that Princess Emille is a fake and the real one is hidden inside the castle. Unlike others, it's implied he might have lived if he didn't strain himself.
** Lastly, [[spoiler:Lloyd lives long enough to gift the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Dragon Buster and Divine Dragon Spirit]] to the party before dying]].


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** Similarly, the Material Shield item is hidden behind a pillar. Unlike the Speed Down, it's in a dungeon players can't return to after completing.

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* HopelessBossFight: In the first fight against Lloyd, it's impossible to even damage him even if the player uses magic items or cheats to use Dragoon form.


* YouCantThwartStageOne: The party always arrive slightly too late to stop [[spoiler:Zieg from destroying the Signet Spheres]], forcing them to actually go to [[spoiler:the Moon That Never Sets and kill the God of Destruction]].

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: YouCantThwartStageOne:
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The party are always arrive slightly too late to stop Lloyd from stealing the Divine Moon Objects. The one time they actually stop him, Shana's been kidnapped and the Divine Moon Objects are the demanded ransom.
** Similarly, the party always fails to keep
[[spoiler:Zieg from destroying the Signet Spheres]], forcing them to actually go to [[spoiler:the Moon That Never Sets and kill the God of Destruction]].


** The Ultimate Wargod accessory causes a character's Addition to always succeed. But it costs 10,000 gold in a game where {{Metal Slime}}s only drop more than one or two hundred. In the time it'd take to farm the gold necessary to buy two or three Ultimate Wargods, most players will likely have perfected their Addition timing anyway. Lastly, equipping an Ultimate Wargod prevents usage of other accessories such as Rainbow Earring[[note]]Prevents all status effects[[/note]] or Mage Ring.[[note]]Recovers magic points every turn.[[/note]]

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** The Ultimate Wargod accessory causes a character's Addition to always succeed. But it costs 10,000 gold in a game where only {{Metal Slime}}s only drop more than one or two hundred. In the time it'd take to farm the gold necessary to buy two or three Ultimate Wargods, most players will likely have perfected their Addition timing anyway. Lastly, equipping an Ultimate Wargod prevents usage of other accessories such as Rainbow Earring[[note]]Prevents all status effects[[/note]] or Mage Ring.[[note]]Recovers magic points every turn.[[/note]]



* BrokenAesop: Lavitz claims [[spoiler:that his revenge on Grehem didn't solve anything.]] However, to quote LetsPlay/HCBailly:

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* BrokenAesop: Lavitz claims [[spoiler:that his revenge on Grehem Greham didn't solve anything.]] However, to quote LetsPlay/HCBailly:



* CagedInsideAMonster: The FinalBoss's second form can suck up a party member and keep them prisoner for a while inside it, before firing them back out to damage both them and whoever they were launched at.

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* CagedInsideAMonster: CagedInsideAMonster:
** The Wendigo can trap a party member inside its body, causing damage to it to be dealt to the party member instead. Destroying the {{Mook}}s he summons upon doing so leaves its heart exposed and attacking it three times kills the Wendigo.
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The FinalBoss's second form can suck up a party member and keep them prisoner for a while inside it, before firing them back out to damage both them and whoever they were launched at.



** To a lesser extent, Dart's fifth Addition, Madness Hero. It deals pitiful damage and while it does grant truckloads of spirit points, allowing him to transform more often, he gets it in disc three, where half the bosses will ''destroy'' anyone foolish enough to turn into a dragoon.

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** To a lesser extent, Dart's fifth Addition, Madness Hero. It deals pitiful damage and while it does grant truckloads of spirit points, allowing him to transform more often, he gets it in disc three, where half all the non-optional bosses will ''destroy'' anyone foolish enough to turn into a dragoon.



* WaveMotionGun: The Divine Dragon has one ''built into its spine''. It later shows up [[spoiler:as an ArmCannon for Dart's Divine Dragoon form.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: WaveMotionGun:
** The White Silver Dragon's attack is to charge and fire a large laser beam at the enemy.
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The Divine Dragon has one ''built into its spine''. It later shows up [[spoiler:as an ArmCannon for Dart's Divine Dragoon form.]]

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