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* PettingZooPeople: The OriginalGeneration are anthropomorphic beings, specifically of the fox variety. Oddly enough, they refer to THEIR species as "human."

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* PettingZooPeople: The OriginalGeneration are anthropomorphic beings, specifically of the fox variety. Oddly enough, they refer to THEIR species as [[OurHumansAreDifferent "human.""]]


** Naotora Li's "Conviction" ability drops her defense to practically nothing, but quadruples her attack power and gives her a LastChanceHitPoint as long as it's active, rendering her functionally invincible until it wears off.

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** Naotora Li's Ii's "Conviction" ability drops her defense to practically nothing, but quadruples her attack power and gives her a LastChanceHitPoint as long as it's active, rendering her functionally invincible until it wears off.


* ButThouMust:

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* ButThouMust: The Bravery System inadvertently lends itself to this on side-maps; rendering enemies otherwise easily contained into [[BeefGate Beef Gates]] simply due to the unique benefits enemies stronger than you receive, thus forcing you to LevelGrind to complete what would otherwise be a mundane objective.
** Most of the Hero recruitment maps will result in the Hero joining you no matter how many of their potential requests you squander or ignore. Special mention goes to Kasumi's map, in which you can power through all of the enemies her careful planning tries to help you avoid and the only indicator you'll get is a DeathGlare.
** The map "A Formidable Threat" in the True Ending Path results in this. You defeat [[spoiler: Yomi]], only to discover it [[spoiler: was a BodyDouble they can clone at-will]]. The other [[spoiler: doubles]] attack you and ''have complete invincibility to anything you've got''. Your victory objective becomes ScrewThisImOuttaHere.



* {{Railroading}}: The Bravery System becomes this on repeat playthroughs; as enemies' BeefGate stauses when you're of lower Bravery renders LevelGrinding completely irrelevant and forces you to always complete a map in one very specific, often tedious, way.



* WakeUpCallBoss: More like Wake-Up Call '''Level'''. The second battle of the True Ending Path will pit you against an entrenched enemy leader that can spawn high-Bravery enemies indefinitely. The only way to win is to survive until the beginning of the wave, then book it for the enemy commander before your important NPCs croak. The battles only ease off a modicum from here on out.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: More like Wake-Up Call '''Level'''. The second battle of the True Ending Path will pit you against an entrenched enemy leader that can spawn high-Bravery enemies indefinitely. The only way to win is to survive until the beginning of the wave, then book it for the enemy commander before your important NPCs plot-important Generals croak. The battles only ease off a modicum from here on out.


* BribingYourWayToVictory: Subverted. Later in the game, it's completely possible to level up your forces legitimately; though the rather minimal gains and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters will turn this into a grueling and time-consuming endeavor. It's significantly easier to gather as much Gold as you can and use it at the Practice Arena to bring otherwise weak characters up to speed.
* ButThouMust:



* CherryTapping: The game goes out of its way to avert this. If you attack an enemy that trumps your Bravery by 3 or more, they'll have the added effect of a NoSell shield that ends your combo if it hits you.

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* CherryTapping: The game goes out of its way to avert this. If you attack an enemy that trumps your Bravery by 3 or more, they'll have the added effect of a NoSell shield that ends your combo if it hits you.



* DifficultySpike: Transitioning from one of the three Rulers' Routes to the True Ending Route will see battles becoming more reliant on how quickly you can complete/maintain objectives than your raw might.



* HailfirePeaks: As a result of the CrisisCrossover, elements of each series' worlds have merged with the OriginalGeneration setting. This results in the various battlefields encompassing the various themes taken from the various games, ranging from traditional Chinese and Japanese envirnoments seen in previous ''Warriors'' games to the CelShaded {{Animesque}} fields from ''Atelier'' and even, thanks to Rio, a casino. Some of the themes even merge together, especially some of the original ''Warriors'' being re-themed for the game's world.

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* HailfirePeaks: As a result of the CrisisCrossover, elements of each series' worlds have merged with the OriginalGeneration setting. This results in the various battlefields encompassing the various themes taken from the various games, ranging from traditional Chinese and Japanese envirnoments environments seen in previous ''Warriors'' games to the CelShaded {{Animesque}} fields from ''Atelier'' and even, thanks to Rio, a casino. Some of the themes even merge together, especially some of the original ''Warriors'' being re-themed for the game's world.



* LaserBlade: Setsuna's Great Weapon is a dagger that turns into this.

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* LauncherMove: The second Strong Attack in every character's arsenal, no exceptions, is one of these. It is shockingly effective against enemy commanders.
* LaserBlade: Setsuna's Great Sacred Weapon is a dagger that turns into this.this.
* LevelCap: Enforced. The natural Level Cap is 50; though any of the game's final battles can be beaten at 20 or under.
** While a character can most certainly be ahead of the pack in terms of hard levels gained, Gold spent at the Practice Arena can only bring another character's Level up to that of the former and no more. [[note]]If Character A is at Level 20 and Characters B through G are at Level 15, they cannot exceed Level 20 monetarily.[[/note]]



* MagicMirror: Tamaki's Great Weapon is a mirror that can fire off FrickinLaserBeams.

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* MagicMirror: Tamaki's Great Sacred Weapon is a mirror that can fire off FrickinLaserBeams.FrickinLaserBeams.
** [[spoiler: Sayo]] uses one as well.



* MythologyGag: The Three Rulers' Sacred Weapons are all based on the Imperial Regalia of Japan.



* NoSell: Oka's "Barrier" Hero Skill encompasses her (or you) in an orb that invalidates all damage for ten seconds; twenty if Awakened.
** Naotora Li's "Conviction" ability drops her defense to practically nothing, but quadruples her attack power and gives her a LastChanceHitPoint as long as it's active, rendering her functionally invincible until it wears off.



** Nobunyaga and his cat-army also count.



* WeaponizedBall: Shiki's Great Weapon is this, with a bit of FlechetteStorm thrown in.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: More like Wake-Up Call '''Level'''. The second battle of the True Ending Path will pit you against an entrenched enemy leader that can spawn high-Bravery enemies indefinitely. The only way to win is to survive until the beginning of the wave, then book it for the enemy commander before your important NPCs croak. The battles only ease off a modicum from here on out.
* WeaponizedBall: Shiki's Great Sacred Weapon is this, with a bit of FlechetteStorm thrown in.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Setsuna and his allies seem to assume the ''Deception'' pair are just [[AntiHero dour with vicious abilities]], cheerfully oblivious to the fact both of them consider the [[VillainProtagonist cold-blooded and needlessly painful murder of completely innocent adventurers]] to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday casual]]. [[spoiler:This can lead to him being completely blindsided when they eventually conclude that killing everyone is the quickest way home and commit to that path without warning or remorse; see EvilIsNotAToy]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Setsuna and his allies seem to assume the ''Deception'' pair are just [[AntiHero dour with vicious abilities]], cheerfully oblivious to the fact both of them consider the [[VillainProtagonist cold-blooded and needlessly painful murder of completely innocent adventurers]] to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday casual]]. [[spoiler:This can lead to him being completely blindsided when they eventually conclude that killing everyone is the quickest way home and commit to that path without warning or remorse; see EvilIsNotAToy]].EvilIsNotAToy]].
* ZergRush: One of the first battles on the True Ending Path will pit you against one of these. See WakeUpCallBoss above.

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* BeefGate: Any enemy with higher Bravery than you functions as this.


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* CherryTapping: The game goes out of its way to avert this. If you attack an enemy that trumps your Bravery by 3 or more, they'll have the added effect of a NoSell shield that ends your combo if it hits you.


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* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: The Player's forces are utterly shackled to the Bravery system, which serves as a game-wide BeefGate to prevent you from finishing maps too quickly. Attacking an enemy three-or-more Bravery tiers than you grants them a shield that kicks in at random intervals when damaged to stun-lock you out of your combo and encourage you to disengage. (These enemies can still be taken down; though the time consumed and [[CurbStompBattle difference in power]] makes it less than worth it.) Of course, neither you or your forces have that same advantage.


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** Nobunyaga and his cat-army also count.


* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Due to the developers trying to keep every characters' original design (if not, outright use the models), all character appearances fit on a sliding scale of "realistic vs. stylized" - for the former, the nearly photo-realistic William tops that end, followed by the "semi-realistic" designs from most of Koei Tecmo's games, like Zhao Yun, Yukimura and Ryu. CelShaded {{Animesque}} people (primarly from Creator/GustCorporation) like Sophie, Hajime and Rio start veering towards the other side, and on the "stylized" end are Nobunyaga and Opoona, the complete oddballs.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Due to the developers trying to keep every characters' original design (if not, outright use the models), all character appearances fit on a sliding scale of "realistic vs. stylized" - for the former, the nearly photo-realistic William tops that end, followed by the "semi-realistic" designs from most of Koei Tecmo's games, like Zhao Yun, Yukimura and Ryu. CelShaded {{Animesque}} people (primarly from Creator/GustCorporation) like the OriginalGeneration furry people, Sophie, Hajime and Rio start veering towards the other side, and on the "stylized" end are Nobunyaga and Opoona, the complete oddballs.


* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[Yomi]] is revealed to be the result of this in the True Ending Route, once the Dawn Tablet is assembled. Yomi [[spoiler: was originally am ally to this world's kingdom, which only thrived due to her purifying what was essentially a CrapsackWorld that only monsters inhabited so said kingdom could prosper. Over time however, she showed signs of TheCorruption from all the negative energy she was absorbing and asked to be sealed away. She was then split into Light and Dark sides; the latter of which becoming the game's final antagonist]].

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* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[Yomi]] [[spoiler: Yomi]] is revealed to be the result of this in the True Ending Route, once the Dawn Tablet is assembled. Yomi [[spoiler: was originally am ally to this world's kingdom, which only thrived due to her purifying what was essentially a CrapsackWorld that only monsters inhabited so said kingdom could prosper. Over time however, she showed signs of TheCorruption from all the negative energy she was absorbing and asked to be sealed away. She was then split into Light and Dark sides; the latter of which becoming the game's final antagonist]].


* LaserBlade: Setsuna's Great Weapon is a dagger that turns into this.



* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[Yomi]] is revealed to be the result of this in the True Ending Route, once the Dawn Tablet is assembled. Yomi [[spoiler: was originally am ally to this world's kingdom, which only thrived due to her purifying what was essentially a CrapsackWorld that only monsters inhabited so said kingdom could prosper. Over time however, she showed signs of TheCorruption from all the negative energy she was absorbing and asked to be sealed away. She was then split into Light and Dark sides; the latter of which becoming the game's final antagonist]].
* MagicMirror: Tamaki's Great Weapon is a mirror that can fire off FrickinLaserBeams.



* PettingZooPeople: The OriginalGeneration are anthropomorphic beings, specifically of the fox variety.

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* PettingZooPeople: The OriginalGeneration are anthropomorphic beings, specifically of the fox variety. Oddly enough, they refer to THEIR species as "human."



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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[VideoGame/{{Deception}} Millenia and Laegrinna]] in Setsuna's team.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[VideoGame/{{Deception}} Millenia and Laegrinna]] in Setsuna's team.team; [[BloodKnight Lu Bu]] for Tamaki's faction.


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* WeaponizedBall: Shiki's Great Weapon is this, with a bit of FlechetteStorm thrown in.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: What the card-dealer [[spoiler: Rio]]'s worth as a Hero appears to manifest as during her recruitment mission. Once she gets her Casino back, she manages to basically force victory by making good things happen at places the Player is urged to go.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Naotora starts off her Hero Battle as TheLoad and has to be saved from traps or ambushes several times. After being given one last chance and declaring LetsGetDangerous, she fulfills her task and becomes a much greater force to be reckoned with.


* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Naturally upon bringing in so many guests into one overall game-play style. In particular, Lu Bu loses a lot of his stage presence due to everyone else being {{Badass}} enough to keep up with him.

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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Naturally upon bringing in so many guests into one overall game-play style. In particular, Lu Bu loses a lot of his stage presence due to everyone else being {{Badass}} badass enough to keep up with him.


'''Warriors All-Stars (無双☆スターズ Musō ☆ Sutāzu in Japanese)''' is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover HackAndSlash video game developed and published by [[Creator/{{Koei}} Koei Tecmo]], in the same vein as ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' before it. Unlike ''Warriors Orochi'', which focused specifically (and, at first, exclusively) on ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', ''Warriors All-Stars'' encompasses more than ten of Koei Tecmo's non-licensed titles. It was released on the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita in Japan and Taiwan on March 30, 2017. It will be released in North America on August 29, 2017 and in Europe on September 3, 2017, for the PC and the [=PS4=].

There exists a MagicalLand that has long prospered thanks to a miraculous spring. However, the king who controls the spring has died, sending the world onto the path of destruction. To save it, the queen tells her daughter Princess Tamaki of a legend of a hero from another world that will grant his power to his guide, to help him/her become the new ruler. If the guide is coronated the new ruler of this land, he/she will have the power to revive the spring. Tamaki attempts a ritual to summon this hero, but her spell goes haywire, instead summoning multiple heroes from various worlds, scattering them across their land. To make matters worse, Tamaki's older brother Shiki and cousin Setsuna also have their sights set on the crown, dividing all of the summoned heroes into three opposing factions.

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'''Warriors All-Stars (無双☆スターズ Musō ☆ Sutāzu in Japanese)''' is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover HackAndSlash video game developed and published by [[Creator/{{Koei}} Koei Tecmo]], in the same vein as ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' before it. Unlike ''Warriors Orochi'', which focused specifically (and, at first, exclusively) on ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', ''Warriors All-Stars'' encompasses more than ten of Koei Tecmo's non-licensed titles. It was released on the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita in Japan and Taiwan on March 30, 2017. It will be released 2017, in North America on August 29, 2017 and in Europe on September 3, 2017, for the PC and the [=PS4=].

[=PlayStation 4=].

There exists a MagicalLand that has long prospered thanks to a miraculous spring. However, the king who controls the spring has died, sending the world onto the path of destruction. To save it, the queen Queen Sayo tells her daughter Princess Tamaki of a legend of a hero from another world that will grant his power to his guide, to help him/her become the new ruler. If the guide is coronated the new ruler of this land, he/she will have the power to revive the spring. Tamaki attempts a ritual to summon this hero, but her spell goes haywire, instead summoning multiple heroes from various worlds, scattering them across their land. To make matters worse, Tamaki's older brother Shiki and cousin Setsuna also have their sights set on the crown, dividing all of the summoned heroes into three opposing factions.



* AdaptationalBadass:
** William, coming from a ''Souls-like'', usually struggles against more than one enemy at a time. Here, he's as much a OneManArmy as your typical Warriors player character.
** Rio's the star of a series of Pachinko machines. That said, she wrecks all kinds of face with oversized poker chips, dice, and the like.

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* AdaptationalBadass:
AdaptationalBadass
** William, coming from a ''Souls-like'', game inspired by ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', usually struggles against more than one enemy at a time. Here, he's as much a OneManArmy as your a typical Warriors ''Warriors'' player character.
** Rio's the star of a series of Pachinko machines. That ''pachinko'' machines; that said, she wrecks all kinds of face havoc with oversized poker chips, dice, and the like.



** Thanks to [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Orochi]], the ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors'' characters have already met, as well as Ryu, Ayane and Kasumi. There's also a casual tie to the ''Atelier'' series thanks to Sterk (who appeared in ''Warriors Orochi 3''), but he does not belong to the same {{Continuity}} as Sophie and Plachta (the representatives here). It's worth noting that due to [[TimeyWimeyBall continuum-imploding time-travel abuse]] [[spoiler:culminating in a borderline TimeCrash, nobody from ''Orochi'' remembers the events that took place]].

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** Thanks to [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Orochi]], the ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors'' characters have already met, as well as Ryu, Ayane and Kasumi. There's also a casual tie to the ''Atelier'' series thanks to Sterk (who appeared in ''Warriors Orochi 3''), but he does not belong to the same {{Continuity}} as Sophie and Plachta (the representatives here). It's worth Worth noting is that due to [[TimeyWimeyBall continuum-imploding time-travel abuse]] [[spoiler:culminating in a borderline TimeCrash, nobody from ''Orochi'' remembers the events that took place]].



* BigBad: Yomi [[spoiler: with Sayo serving as her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy unwilling]] [[TheDragon dragon]].]]
* BilingualDialogue: Any battle with William in it, since he's the only character that speaks English. Semi-justified because William is most likely bilingual (being based of a real life western-born samurai), though not so much for everyone else.
* BittersweetEnding: Some of the ending who are not the True ending. [[spoiler: The Tamaki is Ruler ending has Tamaki becoming ruler knowing that doing this is a sacrifice (while also allowing Yomi to use her massive magic to weaken the seal later on, Setsuna's ending ends with him dying to become the eternal ruler and strenghten the seal, Shiki's ending ends with him destroying the spring hoping it would stop Yomi while also condemming the world to its death. And then, there is some characters ending like Horo and Plachta's ending which ends with them losing their memories trying to stop Sayo and Laegrinna and Millenia's ending which ends with Shiki and Tamaki sacrificing their lives to sent the two [[VillainProtagonist villain protagonists]] back to their world (or rather, Laegrinna's world with Millenia stuck here far from Yocal and the Timenoids).]]
* CallASmeerpARabbit: The residents of the OriginalGeneration world the game takes place in call themselves humans. We'd call them fox-like PettingZooPeople. The implication is TranslationConvention is hitting an interesting snag.
* CastFromLifespan: As a ruler, they must sacrifice their life energy to make sure the spring still provides life. [[spoiler: that's because the spring inhabits a demon who drains the life of the ruler. This also explains why Shiki acted harsh toward Tamaki since he wanted to not have her large magic energy to fall in the demon's hands.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Setsuna. If one of the Heroes is a beautiful woman, he will aim to drop everything to help her out before doing anything else. Shiki even lampshades this when the option to recruit Honoka opens up on his path, "If she's a beautiful woman, then Setsuna will be looking for her. We'll find her first."
* CrisisCrossover: Is one towards Koei Tecmo works, featuring their characters from a bunch of their intellectual properties. However, only first-party Koei Tecmo characters were eligible for the ballot when guests were being decided, so nobody from their licensed HackAndSlash games (so no ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' et. al.)

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* BigBad: Yomi [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with Sayo serving as her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy unwilling]] [[TheDragon dragon]].]]
dragon]]]].
* BilingualDialogue: Any battle with William in it, since he's the only character that who actively speaks English. Semi-justified Justified because William is most likely bilingual (being based of a real life western-born samurai), though not so much for everyone else.
''All-Stars'' keeps his portrayal in ''Nioh'', where TranslatorMicrobes allows him to understand the Japanese language easily.
* BittersweetEnding: Some of the ending who are not endings that aren't the True ending. [[spoiler: The TrueEnding. [[spoiler:The Tamaki is Ruler ending has Tamaki becoming ruler knowing that doing this is a sacrifice (while also allowing Yomi to use her massive magic to weaken the seal later on, Setsuna's ending ends with him dying to become the eternal ruler and strenghten strengthen the seal, Shiki's ending ends with him destroying the spring hoping it would stop Yomi while also condemming condemning the world to its death. And then, there is some characters ending like Horo and Plachta's ending which ends with them losing their memories trying to stop Sayo and Laegrinna and Millenia's ending which ends with Shiki and Tamaki sacrificing their lives to sent the two [[VillainProtagonist villain protagonists]] {{Villain Protagonist}}s back to their world (or rather, Laegrinna's world with Millenia stuck here far from Yocal and the Timenoids).]]
Timenoids)]].
* CallASmeerpARabbit: The residents of the OriginalGeneration world the game ''All-Stars'' takes place in call themselves humans. We'd call "humans", except audiences explicitly see them as fox-like PettingZooPeople. The implication is TranslationConvention is hitting an interesting snag.
PettingZooPeople.
* CastFromLifespan: As a ruler, they must sacrifice their life energy to make sure the spring still provides life. [[spoiler: that's [[spoiler:Justified because the spring inhabits is inhabited by a demon who drains the life of the ruler. This also explains why Shiki acted harsh toward harshly towards Tamaki since he wanted to not have her large magic energy to fall in into the demon's hands.]]
hands]].
* ChivalrousPervert: Setsuna. If Setsuna; if one of the Heroes is a beautiful woman, he will aim to drop everything to help her out before doing anything else. Shiki even lampshades {{Lampshades}} this when the option to recruit Honoka opens up on in his path, path.
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"If she's a beautiful woman, then Setsuna will be looking for her. We'll find her first."
* CrisisCrossover: Is one towards Koei Tecmo works, featuring their characters from a bunch of their intellectual properties. However, only first-party Koei Tecmo characters were eligible for the ballot when guests were being decided, so nobody thus characters from their licensed HackAndSlash games (so no were exempted (no ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' et. al.''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', etc.)



* EvilIsNotAToy: Depending on player choices Millenia and Laegrinna can end up taking rather poorly to the game's LighterAndSofter nature, leading to the pair defecting and going on a [[KillEmAll rampage]]. [[spoiler: Shiki and Tamaki end up pulling an apparent HeroicSacrifice just to send the pair back, reasoning that even if the loss of two "Heroes" lowers the chance of saving the world there will at least be a world left to save.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Laegrinna and Millenia in one ending, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betrays Tamaki in one ending (though they are doing it for Tamaki's sake), so is Nobunyaga, Arnice, Kasumi and Chris who betray Setsuna in their ending and Lu Bu in his ending.]]

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* EvilIsNotAToy: Depending on player choices choices, Millenia and Laegrinna can end up taking rather poorly to the game's LighterAndSofter nature, leading [[spoiler:leading to the pair defecting and going on a [[KillEmAll rampage]]. [[spoiler: Shiki and Tamaki end up pulling an apparent HeroicSacrifice just to send the pair back, reasoning that even if the loss of two "Heroes" lowers the chance of saving the world world, there will at least be a world left to save.]]
save]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Laegrinna [[spoiler:Laegrinna and Millenia in one ending, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betrays Tamaki in one ending (though they are doing it for Tamaki's sake), so is Nobunyaga, Arnice, Kasumi and Chris who betray Setsuna in their ending and Lu Bu in his ending.]]ending]].



* HailfirePeaks: As a result of the CrisisCrossover, elements of each series' worlds have merged with the OriginalGeneration's world. This results in the various battlefields encompassing the various themes taken from the various games, ranging from traditional Chinese and Japanese enviroments seen in previous ''Warriors'' games to the CelShaded {{Animesque}} fields from ''Atelier'' and even, thanks to Rio, a casino. Some of the themes even merge together, especially some of the original ''Warriors'' being rethemed for the game's world.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Zhao Yun's always had a dragon motif, but now he can summon a ''[[UpToEleven literal dragon spirit]]''.
* {{Irony}}: Laegrinna ends up fighting enemy armies and brainwashed victims to stop an ancient evil from breaking its seal and making the entire land suffer. Back home, she's murdering innocent people to ''cause'' exactly that.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Warriors Orochi'' - while there is a war, it's for less malevolent reasons. The characters are summoned to restore order to the OriginalGeneration kingdom and the conflict is waged by three heirs to the throne, unlike the world-destroying plots caused by Orochi.
** However, it's not without its dark moments. [[spoiler: The villain wants to have Tamaki as a ruler for her magical energy to weaken the seal and she's using Tamaki and Shiki's mother as a vessel for her actions, the factions endings are [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]], many of the characters endings are borderline [[DownerEnding downer endings]] like Horo and Plachta losing their memories while confronting said mother, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betraying Tamaki to join Shiki even though they are doing it to save her, Laegrinna and Millenia going on a killing spree to return home quicker and Ryu, William and Yukimura keeping Sayo under control knowing they will never meet Shiki ever again.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Laegrinna and Millenia don't attack directly, using strings of traps to do damage, meaning their attacks will either be a mostly-harmless poke or a devastating inescapable combo depending on their spacing. Additionally, Laegrinna's strong attacks lay down hidden traps that have to be activated manually, but if they do land, they do significantly more damage than the setup version.
* MeleeATrois: Each of the heroes will align with Tamaki, Shiki and Setsuna competing to be king, based on the series they hail from.

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* HailfirePeaks: As a result of the CrisisCrossover, elements of each series' worlds have merged with the OriginalGeneration's world. OriginalGeneration setting. This results in the various battlefields encompassing the various themes taken from the various games, ranging from traditional Chinese and Japanese enviroments envirnoments seen in previous ''Warriors'' games to the CelShaded {{Animesque}} fields from ''Atelier'' and even, thanks to Rio, a casino. Some of the themes even merge together, especially some of the original ''Warriors'' being rethemed re-themed for the game's world.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Zhao Yun's always had a dragon motif, but now he can summon a ''[[UpToEleven literal dragon spirit]]''.
spirit]]'' when using certain charged attacks and "[[LimitBreak Special Attack]]".
* {{Irony}}: Laegrinna ends up fighting enemy armies and brainwashed {{Brainwashed}} victims to stop an ancient evil from breaking its seal and making the entire land suffer. Back home, she's murdering innocent people to ''cause'' exactly that.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Warriors Orochi'' - while there is a war, it's for less malevolent reasons. The characters are summoned to restore order to the OriginalGeneration kingdom and the conflict is waged by three heirs to the throne, unlike the world-destroying plots caused by Orochi.
** However, it's not without
Orochi. [[spoiler:Subverted when ''All-Stars'' reveal its dark moments. [[spoiler: The moments - the villain wants to have Tamaki as a ruler for her magical energy to weaken the seal and she's using Tamaki and Shiki's mother Sayo as a vessel for her actions, the factions endings are [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]], {{bittersweet|Ending}}, many of the characters characters' endings are borderline [[DownerEnding downer endings]] {{Downer Ending}}s like Horo and Plachta losing their memories while confronting said mother, Sayo, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betraying betray Tamaki to join Shiki even though they are doing it to save her, Laegrinna and Millenia going go on a killing spree to return home quicker and Ryu, William and Yukimura keeping Sayo under control knowing they will never meet Shiki ever again.]]
again]].
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Laegrinna and Millenia don't attack directly, instead using strings of traps to do deal damage, meaning their attacks will either be a mostly-harmless poke or a devastating devastating, inescapable combo depending on their spacing. Additionally, Laegrinna's strong charged attacks lay down hidden traps that have to be activated manually, but if they do land, they do significantly more damage than the setup version.
* MeleeATrois: Each of the heroes will align with Tamaki, Shiki and Setsuna competing to be king, based on the series they hail from.



* MultipleEndings: Oodles of them. Depending on who is chosen to start, which battles are fought, and who is recruited in what order, the story branches significantly. Oftentimes the main plot can fall by the wayside in pursuit of a character's personal ending.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Laegrinna is a starter option and mandatory for Setsuna's Story to transition to the true story... And if she appears in cutscenes at all, it's in the background. When addressed, she displays complete disinterest in what's going on and just ask who they want her to kill next, usually in [[MoodWhiplash jarring contrast]] to Kasumi and Arnice's optimism.

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* MultipleEndings: Oodles of them. Depending on who is chosen to start, start a play-through, which battles are fought, and who is recruited in what order, the story branches significantly. Oftentimes Often times, the main plot can fall by the wayside in pursuit of a character's personal ending.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Laegrinna is a starter option and mandatory for Setsuna's Story story to transition to into the true story... And if story. If she appears in cutscenes cut-scenes at all, it's in the background. When addressed, she displays complete disinterest in what's going on and just ask asks who they want her to kill next, usually in [[MoodWhiplash jarring contrast]] to Kasumi and Arnice's optimism.



* OffTheRails: Some story paths end up like this. In particular, [[spoiler:one path has Laegrinna and Millennia get sick of a world neither wants to be in and start causing wanton destruction in an effort to get home - which is bad for everyone else since [[VillainProtagonist neither has a functioning conscience]] and they can't be reasoned with. The heroes' overall plan is sunk and two of them have to perform a HeroicSacrifice to unsummon them so there's a world left to save, which gives the ''Deception'' pair [[TheBadGuyWins exactly what they want]].]]

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* OffTheRails: Some story paths end up like this. In this; in particular, [[spoiler:one path has Laegrinna and Millennia get sick of a world neither wants to be in and start causing wanton destruction in an effort to get home - home, which is bad for everyone else since [[VillainProtagonist neither has a functioning conscience]] and they can't be reasoned with. The heroes' Heroes' overall plan is sunk and two of them have to perform a HeroicSacrifice to unsummon un-summon them so there's a world left to save, which gives the ''Deception'' pair [[TheBadGuyWins exactly what they want]].]]want]]]].



* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Natural when you bring so many guests into one gameplay style. In particular, Lu Bu has lost a lot of his stage presence due to everyone else being badass enough to keep up with him. (Being [[BloodKnight Lu Bu]], he thinks this is awesome.)
* RelationshipValues: Everyone has them with literally every other playable character they could ever share a team with, which unlock passive skills as they increase.
* SchizoTech: Outside of the ''NinjaGaiden'' and ''DeadOrAlive'' themed battlefields (a whole city and a beach party respectively), at the Hub temple, you can find a lounging room with massage chairs and arcade machines of what appears to be the original ''NinjaGaiden'' in what is supposedly an overgrown south-asian style temple.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: The spring contains a demon named Yomi who sucks the lifespawn of the ruler which explains why rulers have short lives.]]

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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Natural when you bring Naturally upon bringing in so many guests into one gameplay overall game-play style. In particular, Lu Bu has lost loses a lot of his stage presence due to everyone else being badass {{Badass}} enough to keep up with him. (Being [[BloodKnight Lu Bu]], he thinks this is awesome.)
him.
* RelationshipValues: Everyone has them with literally every other playable character they could ever share a team with, which unlock unlocks passive skills as they increase.
increase from "Associate" to "Confidante".
* SchizoTech: Outside of the ''NinjaGaiden'' ''Ninja Gaiden'' and ''DeadOrAlive'' ''Dead or Alive'' themed battlefields (a whole city and a beach party party, respectively), at the Hub temple, you HubLevel, players can find a lounging room with massage chairs and arcade machines of what appears to be the original ''NinjaGaiden'' ''Ninja Gaiden'' in what is supposedly an overgrown south-asian style South Asian-styled temple.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The spring contains a demon named Yomi who sucks the lifespawn lifespan of the ruler which explains why rulers the latter have such short lives.]]lives]].



* SupportPartyMember: Up to four team members can accompany your main fighter. They can be called upon to perform special skills, or temporarily swapped to for a coordinated assault.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Keeping in line with his portrayal in ''Nioh'', William not only speaks in English but retains his original Irish voice actor. TranslationConvention may be in effect when he talks to the other characters as with his home game.

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* SupportPartyMember: Up to four team members can accompany your main the player's primary fighter. They These characters can be called upon to perform special skills, "Hero Skills" or temporarily swapped to for a coordinated assault.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Keeping in line with his portrayal in ''Nioh'', William not only speaks in English but retains his original Irish voice actor. TranslationConvention may be in effect when he talks to the other characters as with his home game.
assault.



* SpotlightStealingSquad: ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Dead or Alive'', two famous franchises made by Koei Tecmo, have four representatives. This doesn't add in representatives from ''Samurai Warriors'' and ''Ninja Gaiden'', who are closely associated with both of those series.
** Looking within the game itself you could be forgiven for assuming Sophie and, to a lesser extent, Plachta of ''Atelier Sophie'' to be the intended main characters of the game, being the chosen and supporting characters in nearly every tutorial.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: SpotlightStealingSquad
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''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Dead or Alive'', two famous franchises made by Koei Tecmo, have four representatives. This doesn't add in representatives from ''Samurai Warriors'' and ''Ninja Gaiden'', who are closely associated with both of those series.
** Looking within the game itself you could itself, one can be forgiven for assuming Sophie and, to a lesser extent, Plachta of ''Atelier Sophie'' to be the intended main characters of the game, being the chosen and supporting characters in nearly every tutorial.



** WrongGenreSavvy: Setsuna and his allies seem to assume the pair are just [[AntiHero rather dour with vicious abilities]], cheerfully oblivious to the fact both of them consider the [[VillainProtagonist cold-blooded and needlessly painful murder of completely innocent adventurers]] to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday casual Friday]]. [[spoiler:This can lead to him being completely blindsided when they eventually conclude that killing everyone is the quickest way home and commit to that path without warning or remorse; see EvilIsNotAToy above.]]

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** * WrongGenreSavvy: Setsuna and his allies seem to assume the ''Deception'' pair are just [[AntiHero rather dour with vicious abilities]], cheerfully oblivious to the fact both of them consider the [[VillainProtagonist cold-blooded and needlessly painful murder of completely innocent adventurers]] to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday casual Friday]]. casual]]. [[spoiler:This can lead to him being completely blindsided when they eventually conclude that killing everyone is the quickest way home and commit to that path without warning or remorse; see EvilIsNotAToy above.]]EvilIsNotAToy]].

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'''Warriors All-Stars (無双☆スターズ Musō ☆ Sutāzu in Japanese)''' is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover HackAndSlash video game developed and published by [[Creator/{{Koei}} Koei Tecmo]], in the same vein as ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' before it. Unlike ''Warriors Orochi'', which focused specifically (and, at first, exclusively) on ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', ''Warriors All-Stars'' encompasses more than ten of Koei Tecmo's non-licensed titles. It was released on the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita in Japan and Taiwan on March 30, 2017. It will be released in North America on August 29, 2017 and in Europe on September 3, 2017, for the PC and the [=PS4=].

There exists a MagicalLand that has long prospered thanks to a miraculous spring. However, the king who controls the spring has died, sending the world onto the path of destruction. To save it, the queen tells her daughter Princess Tamaki of a legend of a hero from another world that will grant his power to his guide, to help him/her become the new ruler. If the guide is coronated the new ruler of this land, he/she will have the power to revive the spring. Tamaki attempts a ritual to summon this hero, but her spell goes haywire, instead summoning multiple heroes from various worlds, scattering them across their land. To make matters worse, Tamaki's older brother Shiki and cousin Setsuna also have their sights set on the crown, dividing all of the summoned heroes into three opposing factions.

The playable roster consists of the following characters:
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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': Zhao Yun, Wang Yuanji, Zhou Cang, Lu Bu
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Yukimura Sanada, Mitsunari Ishida, Naotora Ii
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'': Ryu Hayabusa
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Kasumi, Marie Rose, Honoka, Ayane[[note]]Although Ayane originates from ''Dead of Alive'', ''Warriors All-Stars'' uses her ''Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge'' appearance[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}'': Oka, Horo, Tokitsugu
* ''VideoGame/AtelierSophieTheAlchemistOfTheMysteriousBook'': Sophie Neuenmuller, Plachta
* ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6]]'': Hajime Arima, Darius
* ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'': Millennia, Laegrinna
* ''VideoGame/{{Opoona}}'': Opoona
* ''[[Anime/RioRainbowGate Super Black Jack]]'': Rio Rollins Tachibana
* ''Nobunyaga's Ambition/Samurai Cats'': Oda Nobunyaga
* ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure'': Arnice, Christophorus
* ''Videogame/{{Nioh}}'': William
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!!''Warriors All-Stars'' has the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: In Oka's recruitement mission as Tamaki's team, Zhao Yun is accused of looking at her while she was bathing. In truth he was searching for bandits and was blamed instead of the bandit who was peeking on her. Zhao Yun being [[OfficerAndAGentleman Zhao Yun]], keeps telling her that he has no perverted thoughts.
* AdaptationalBadass:
** William, coming from a ''Souls-like'', usually struggles against more than one enemy at a time. Here, he's as much a OneManArmy as your typical Warriors player character.
** Rio's the star of a series of Pachinko machines. That said, she wrecks all kinds of face with oversized poker chips, dice, and the like.
* AlreadyMetEveryone: {{Zigzagged}}; some members of the roster should already be familiar with each other due to prior {{Crossover}}s.
** Thanks to [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Orochi]], the ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors'' characters have already met, as well as Ryu, Ayane and Kasumi. There's also a casual tie to the ''Atelier'' series thanks to Sterk (who appeared in ''Warriors Orochi 3''), but he does not belong to the same {{Continuity}} as Sophie and Plachta (the representatives here). It's worth noting that due to [[TimeyWimeyBall continuum-imploding time-travel abuse]] [[spoiler:culminating in a borderline TimeCrash, nobody from ''Orochi'' remembers the events that took place]].
** Rio made a cameo in ''Dead or Alive: Paradise'', a Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable SpinOff of the ''Dead or Alive Xtreme'' games, where she dealt at the casino and can be used to play games with as a non-combatant. Meanwhile, Naotora became a GuestFighter in ''Dead or Alive 5: Last Round''.
** Played with in regards to the ''Samurai Warriors'' cast, Nobunyaga and William: all existed, and at times, interacted with each other during the UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod in RealLife. However, in ''Warriors All-Stars'', all exist in different iterations of the time period.
* BadassAdorable: [[VideoGame/AtelierSophieTheAlchemistOfTheMysteriousBook Sophie, Plachta,]] [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Honoka, Marie Rose,]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Naotora Ii,]] [[VideoGame/{{Toukiden}} Horo]] and [[VideoGame/NightsOfAzure Christophorus]] to name a few.
* BigBad: Yomi [[spoiler: with Sayo serving as her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy unwilling]] [[TheDragon dragon]].]]
* BilingualDialogue: Any battle with William in it, since he's the only character that speaks English. Semi-justified because William is most likely bilingual (being based of a real life western-born samurai), though not so much for everyone else.
* BittersweetEnding: Some of the ending who are not the True ending. [[spoiler: The Tamaki is Ruler ending has Tamaki becoming ruler knowing that doing this is a sacrifice (while also allowing Yomi to use her massive magic to weaken the seal later on, Setsuna's ending ends with him dying to become the eternal ruler and strenghten the seal, Shiki's ending ends with him destroying the spring hoping it would stop Yomi while also condemming the world to its death. And then, there is some characters ending like Horo and Plachta's ending which ends with them losing their memories trying to stop Sayo and Laegrinna and Millenia's ending which ends with Shiki and Tamaki sacrificing their lives to sent the two [[VillainProtagonist villain protagonists]] back to their world (or rather, Laegrinna's world with Millenia stuck here far from Yocal and the Timenoids).]]
* CallASmeerpARabbit: The residents of the OriginalGeneration world the game takes place in call themselves humans. We'd call them fox-like PettingZooPeople. The implication is TranslationConvention is hitting an interesting snag.
* CastFromLifespan: As a ruler, they must sacrifice their life energy to make sure the spring still provides life. [[spoiler: that's because the spring inhabits a demon who drains the life of the ruler. This also explains why Shiki acted harsh toward Tamaki since he wanted to not have her large magic energy to fall in the demon's hands.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Setsuna. If one of the Heroes is a beautiful woman, he will aim to drop everything to help her out before doing anything else. Shiki even lampshades this when the option to recruit Honoka opens up on his path, "If she's a beautiful woman, then Setsuna will be looking for her. We'll find her first."
* CrisisCrossover: Is one towards Koei Tecmo works, featuring their characters from a bunch of their intellectual properties. However, only first-party Koei Tecmo characters were eligible for the ballot when guests were being decided, so nobody from their licensed HackAndSlash games (so no ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' et. al.)
* DownloadableContent: Transformation costumes dresses up one character as another member of the roster - for example, Yukimura as Ryu, Wang Yuanji as Kasumi, Hajime as Yukimura, Millennia as Plachta and Marie Rose as Opoona.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Depending on player choices Millenia and Laegrinna can end up taking rather poorly to the game's LighterAndSofter nature, leading to the pair defecting and going on a [[KillEmAll rampage]]. [[spoiler: Shiki and Tamaki end up pulling an apparent HeroicSacrifice just to send the pair back, reasoning that even if the loss of two "Heroes" lowers the chance of saving the world there will at least be a world left to save.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Laegrinna and Millenia in one ending, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betrays Tamaki in one ending (though they are doing it for Tamaki's sake), so is Nobunyaga, Arnice, Kasumi and Chris who betray Setsuna in their ending and Lu Bu in his ending.]]
* GenderEqualEnsemble: The roster is nearly split equally between men and women, with 14 males and 16 females.
* HailfirePeaks: As a result of the CrisisCrossover, elements of each series' worlds have merged with the OriginalGeneration's world. This results in the various battlefields encompassing the various themes taken from the various games, ranging from traditional Chinese and Japanese enviroments seen in previous ''Warriors'' games to the CelShaded {{Animesque}} fields from ''Atelier'' and even, thanks to Rio, a casino. Some of the themes even merge together, especially some of the original ''Warriors'' being rethemed for the game's world.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Zhao Yun's always had a dragon motif, but now he can summon a ''[[UpToEleven literal dragon spirit]]''.
* {{Irony}}: Laegrinna ends up fighting enemy armies and brainwashed victims to stop an ancient evil from breaking its seal and making the entire land suffer. Back home, she's murdering innocent people to ''cause'' exactly that.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Warriors Orochi'' - while there is a war, it's for less malevolent reasons. The characters are summoned to restore order to the OriginalGeneration kingdom and the conflict is waged by three heirs to the throne, unlike the world-destroying plots caused by Orochi.
** However, it's not without its dark moments. [[spoiler: The villain wants to have Tamaki as a ruler for her magical energy to weaken the seal and she's using Tamaki and Shiki's mother as a vessel for her actions, the factions endings are [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]], many of the characters endings are borderline [[DownerEnding downer endings]] like Horo and Plachta losing their memories while confronting said mother, Sophie, Wang Yuanji and Oka betraying Tamaki to join Shiki even though they are doing it to save her, Laegrinna and Millenia going on a killing spree to return home quicker and Ryu, William and Yukimura keeping Sayo under control knowing they will never meet Shiki ever again.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Laegrinna and Millenia don't attack directly, using strings of traps to do damage, meaning their attacks will either be a mostly-harmless poke or a devastating inescapable combo depending on their spacing. Additionally, Laegrinna's strong attacks lay down hidden traps that have to be activated manually, but if they do land, they do significantly more damage than the setup version.
* MeleeATrois: Each of the heroes will align with Tamaki, Shiki and Setsuna competing to be king, based on the series they hail from.
** Tamaki has Zhao Yun, Wang Yuanji, Zhou Cang, Lu Bu, Oka, Horo, Tokitsugu, Opoona, Sophie and Plachta.
** Shiki has Yukimura, Mitsunari, Naotara, Hajime, Darius, William, Hayabusa and Ayane.
** Setsuna has Kasumi, Marie Rose, Honoka, Nobunyaga, Millenia, Laegrinna, Rio, Arnice and Christophus.
* MultipleEndings: Oodles of them. Depending on who is chosen to start, which battles are fought, and who is recruited in what order, the story branches significantly. Oftentimes the main plot can fall by the wayside in pursuit of a character's personal ending.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Laegrinna is a starter option and mandatory for Setsuna's Story to transition to the true story... And if she appears in cutscenes at all, it's in the background. When addressed, she displays complete disinterest in what's going on and just ask who they want her to kill next, usually in [[MoodWhiplash jarring contrast]] to Kasumi and Arnice's optimism.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Due to the developers trying to keep every characters' original design (if not, outright use the models), all character appearances fit on a sliding scale of "realistic vs. stylized" - for the former, the nearly photo-realistic William tops that end, followed by the "semi-realistic" designs from most of Koei Tecmo's games, like Zhao Yun, Yukimura and Ryu. CelShaded {{Animesque}} people (primarly from Creator/GustCorporation) like Sophie, Hajime and Rio start veering towards the other side, and on the "stylized" end are Nobunyaga and Opoona, the complete oddballs.
* OffTheRails: Some story paths end up like this. In particular, [[spoiler:one path has Laegrinna and Millennia get sick of a world neither wants to be in and start causing wanton destruction in an effort to get home - which is bad for everyone else since [[VillainProtagonist neither has a functioning conscience]] and they can't be reasoned with. The heroes' overall plan is sunk and two of them have to perform a HeroicSacrifice to unsummon them so there's a world left to save, which gives the ''Deception'' pair [[TheBadGuyWins exactly what they want]].]]
* OriginalGeneration: Tamaki, Shiki, Setsuna and other characters debut specifically for this {{Crossover}}.
* PettingZooPeople: The OriginalGeneration are anthropomorphic beings, specifically of the fox variety.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Natural when you bring so many guests into one gameplay style. In particular, Lu Bu has lost a lot of his stage presence due to everyone else being badass enough to keep up with him. (Being [[BloodKnight Lu Bu]], he thinks this is awesome.)
* RelationshipValues: Everyone has them with literally every other playable character they could ever share a team with, which unlock passive skills as they increase.
* SchizoTech: Outside of the ''NinjaGaiden'' and ''DeadOrAlive'' themed battlefields (a whole city and a beach party respectively), at the Hub temple, you can find a lounging room with massage chairs and arcade machines of what appears to be the original ''NinjaGaiden'' in what is supposedly an overgrown south-asian style temple.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: The spring contains a demon named Yomi who sucks the lifespawn of the ruler which explains why rulers have short lives.]]
* ShoutOut: In the localization, Setsuna always introduces himself to characters he just met with the phrase "Videogame/{{I am Setsuna}}".
* SupportPartyMember: Up to four team members can accompany your main fighter. They can be called upon to perform special skills, or temporarily swapped to for a coordinated assault.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Keeping in line with his portrayal in ''Nioh'', William not only speaks in English but retains his original Irish voice actor. TranslationConvention may be in effect when he talks to the other characters as with his home game.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Warriors Orochi''; in particular, the third game's inclusion of "Collaboration Characters" (such as ''Ninja Gaiden'', ''VideoGame/BladeStormTheHundredYearsWar'' and ''VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'') can be taken as a predecessor to ''Warriors All-Stars'', a full-blown CrisisCrossover.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Dead or Alive'', two famous franchises made by Koei Tecmo, have four representatives. This doesn't add in representatives from ''Samurai Warriors'' and ''Ninja Gaiden'', who are closely associated with both of those series.
** Looking within the game itself you could be forgiven for assuming Sophie and, to a lesser extent, Plachta of ''Atelier Sophie'' to be the intended main characters of the game, being the chosen and supporting characters in nearly every tutorial.
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[VideoGame/{{Deception}} Millenia and Laegrinna]] in Setsuna's team.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Setsuna and his allies seem to assume the pair are just [[AntiHero rather dour with vicious abilities]], cheerfully oblivious to the fact both of them consider the [[VillainProtagonist cold-blooded and needlessly painful murder of completely innocent adventurers]] to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday casual Friday]]. [[spoiler:This can lead to him being completely blindsided when they eventually conclude that killing everyone is the quickest way home and commit to that path without warning or remorse; see EvilIsNotAToy above.]]

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