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** There's also scenes of Albedo menacing MOMO on The Song of Nephilim in ''Episode I'', which were made even ''more'' disturbing when they were censored. The original version has him whip out a knife and cut his arm and head off (complete with copious amounts of blood). In the censored version he ''physically tears his arm and head off his body'' (complete with various bone-crunching and flesh-tearing sounds). Also [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] as the Japanese version darkens the area around where Albedo is cutting off his own head while the western version has no such filter, and in the western version, we actually see the head fall to the ground, which we don't in the Japanese version.

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** There's also scenes of Albedo menacing MOMO on The Song of Nephilim in ''Episode I'', which were made even ''more'' disturbing when they were censored. The original version has him whip out a knife and cut his arm and head off (complete with copious amounts of blood). In the censored version he ''physically tears his arm and head off his body'' (complete with various bone-crunching and flesh-tearing sounds). Also [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] as the Japanese version darkens the area around where Albedo is cutting off his own head while the western version has no such filter, and filter. And in the western version, version we actually see the Albedo's head fall to the ground and see it talking on the ground, which we don't while in the Japanese version.version, it's blacked out.


** There's also scenes of Albedo menacing MOMO on The Song of Nephilim in ''Episode I'', which were made even ''more'' disturbing when they were censored. The original version has him whip out a knife and cut his arm and head off (complete with copious amounts of blood). In the censored version he ''physically tears his arm and head off his body'' (complete with various bone-crunching and flesh-tearing sounds).

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** There's also scenes of Albedo menacing MOMO on The Song of Nephilim in ''Episode I'', which were made even ''more'' disturbing when they were censored. The original version has him whip out a knife and cut his arm and head off (complete with copious amounts of blood). In the censored version he ''physically tears his arm and head off his body'' (complete with various bone-crunching and flesh-tearing sounds). Also [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] as the Japanese version darkens the area around where Albedo is cutting off his own head while the western version has no such filter, and in the western version, we actually see the head fall to the ground, which we don't in the Japanese version.


* ILetYouWin: The last battle with [[spoiler: Albedo]] in ''Episode II'' and pretty much all the battles with the Testaments in Episode III: you don't get the impression that you beat the paricular Testament, so much as it got bored and decided to ''let you have'' the win, particularly since they essentially stand up and dust themselves off after you 'defeat' them.

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* ILetYouWin: The last battle with [[spoiler: Albedo]] in ''Episode II'' and pretty much all the battles with the Testaments in Episode III: you don't get the impression that you beat the paricular particular Testament, so much as it got bored and decided to ''let you have'' the win, particularly since they essentially stand up and dust themselves off after you 'defeat' them.



* OffModel: The aforementioned AnimationBump in ''Episode I'' sometimes resulted in the bumps overlapping with the reular CG cutscenes, as KOS-MOS was really the only character to recieve said bump.

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* OffModel: The aforementioned AnimationBump in ''Episode I'' sometimes resulted in the bumps overlapping with the reular CG cutscenes, as KOS-MOS was really the only character to recieve receive said bump.



** The party explores someone's subconscious through Encephalon dive, which is a mild example of a MarathonLevel (they have save points, but they're pretty long levels for a maingame segment).

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** The party explores someone's subconscious through Encephalon dive, which is a mild example of a MarathonLevel (they have save points, but they're pretty long levels for a maingame main game segment).



** Another example is at the end of Episode II when [[spoiler: Albedo dies, casuing Jr. to get Alby, a little ''white'' dog.]]

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** Another example is at the end of Episode II when [[spoiler: Albedo dies, casuing causing Jr. to get Alby, a little ''white'' dog.]]



* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: The Testaments]] have these. Even though each identity is eventually made known to the heroes, everyone else has no idea who they are. Also, [[spoiler: The Red Testament]] disguises himself as a scientist named [[spoiler: Roth Mantel, however this has its own reveal seperate from the Red Testament revealing that he's, in fact, Kevin Winnicott.]]

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* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: The Testaments]] have these. Even though each identity is eventually made known to the heroes, everyone else has no idea who they are. Also, [[spoiler: The Red Testament]] disguises himself as a scientist named [[spoiler: Roth Mantel, however this has its own reveal seperate separate from the Red Testament revealing that he's, in fact, Kevin Winnicott.]]



* [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome SPACE Is Just Awesome]]: The scene where Nephilim takes you through space and shows you [[spoiler: KOS-MOS destroying a planet in the future]] is just full of this. Complete with the characters literally standing on nothing yet still attatched to the ground and the background detail showing many planets, cosmos, and stars compared to the rest of the space scenes in the game, which just show some stars. It looks, well, awesome.

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* [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome SPACE Is Just Awesome]]: The scene where Nephilim takes you through space and shows you [[spoiler: KOS-MOS destroying a planet in the future]] is just full of this. Complete with the characters literally standing on nothing yet still attatched attached to the ground and the background detail showing many planets, cosmos, and stars compared to the rest of the space scenes in the game, which just show some stars. It looks, well, awesome.



** Also with Kevin in regard to Shion. When she goes somewhere, there's a good chance he'll be somewhere near by...

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** Also with Kevin in regard to Shion. When she goes somewhere, there's a good chance he'll be somewhere near by...nearby...



** A Website/YouTube user decided to put up every cutscene and compile them into a long movie. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvbXiOvWFp0 Episode 1]] is [[UpToEleven seven hours and nine minutes]] long. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXGIkv6paY4 Episode 2]] is just under four and a half hours. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYCfzf3BpTk Episode 3]] is almost [[UpToEleven NINE HOURS]].

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** A Website/YouTube user decided to put up every cutscene and compile them into a long movie. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvbXiOvWFp0 Episode 1]] is [[UpToEleven seven hours and nine minutes]] long. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXGIkv6paY4 com/watch?v=rPWCJ-ybDro Episode 2]] is just under four and a half hours. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYCfzf3BpTk com/watch?v=y4xGqTk_h5s Episode 3]] is almost [[UpToEleven NINE HOURS]].



* SuperSoldier: Combat Realians, the URTVs, and [[spoiler: Commander Cherenkov]] count.

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* SuperSoldier: Combat Realians, the URTVs, [=URTVs=], and [[spoiler: Commander Cherenkov]] count.



* YouAreNumberSix: There are 669 URTVs that are all named by production number, including the variants, with Rubedo being number 666. Also, the 100 Series Realians.

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* YouAreNumberSix: There are 669 URTVs [=URTVs=] that are all named by production number, including the variants, with Rubedo being number 666. Also, the 100 Series Realians.



* YourSizeMayVary: The E.Ss. When we first see them, they're the a few stories tall. But other times they're much bigger, especially during the battle around the Floating Landmass, where they're as big as the Elsa, while in later scenes they're small enough to be transported in it.

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* YourSizeMayVary: The E.Ss.S.s. When we first see them, they're the a few stories tall. But other times they're much bigger, especially during the battle around the Floating Landmass, where they're as big as the Elsa, while in later scenes they're small enough to be transported in it.


** Also, ES battles could only have two of the craft on the field during ''Episode II'', while the AGWS in ''Episode I'' and the ES battles in ''Episode III'' were kept at three.

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** Also, ES battles could only have two of the craft on the field during ''Episode II'', while the AGWS A.G.W.S. in ''Episode I'' and the ES battles in ''Episode III'' were kept at three.



* GuestStarPartyMember: Virgil, Canaan, Miyuki, and Allen. Also, Mary Godwin and a random soldier (called Soldier) in their AGWS for one part of ''Episode I''.

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* GuestStarPartyMember: Virgil, Canaan, Miyuki, and Allen. Also, Mary Godwin and a random soldier (called Soldier) in their AGWS A.G.W.S. for one part of ''Episode I''.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Keven could be a good example. All of the things he does: Killing himself, helping destroy Old Miltia, destroying KOS-MOS, and mentally ruin Shion just to save her life from the same thing her mom died of. Before Shion, he was willing to do it to bring back his mom.]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Keven could be a good example. All of the things he does: Killing himself, helping destroy Old Miltia, destroying KOS-MOS, and mentally ruin ruining Shion just to save her life from the same thing her mom died of. Before Shion, he was willing to do it to bring back his mom.]]



* PlayerHeadquarters: The Elsa is how the MainCharacters move around the setting so it is present for many scenes. It has save points, shops, TraumaInns, and other features like a café.

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* PlayerHeadquarters: The Elsa is how the MainCharacters move around the setting so it is present for many scenes. It has save points, shops, TraumaInns, [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TraumaInn Trauma Inns]], and other features like a café.



** Somewhat justified since Gnosis bodies do make sporadic contact with our universe without the Hilbert Effect. The odds of hitting anything are absurdly low, but not impossible. This is what AGWS units have DSSS sensors for: to predict where these exposed spots will appear.

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** Somewhat justified since Gnosis bodies do make sporadic contact with our universe without the Hilbert Effect. The odds of hitting anything are absurdly low, but not impossible. This is what AGWS A.G.W.S. units have DSSS sensors for: to predict where these exposed spots will appear.



** The Bakery Smile on the Kukai Foundation uses Pac-man on their bakery sign as a sort of border.

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** The Bakery Smile on the Kukai Foundation uses Pac-man Pac-Man on their bakery sign as a sort of border.


** Hell, just read the comments of CHOCO (the designer of Ep. III) about the characters' [[http://xenoverse.xenotensei.com/xenosaga/xeno_emission_e3.htm outfits]].


* DoAndroidsDream: Shion wonders this about KOS-MOS. Ziggy ''does'' get to have a dream in Xenosaga Freaks, tough.

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* DoAndroidsDream: Shion wonders this about KOS-MOS. Ziggy ''does'' get to have a dream in Xenosaga Freaks, tough.though.



* DummiedOut: Lots of things have been left out of the main three games. Ep. I had some character models unused, as well as some data of Jin being a playable character. The player would also find powerfull spells that would be available later in the story, but ended up being recycled for Ep. II. Ep. II has the entire shop system still in the data, but it got removed because they ran out of time. Ep. III has swimsuits for the three GuestStarPartyMember.

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* DummiedOut: Lots of things have been left out of the main three games. Ep. I had some character models unused, as well as some data of Jin being a playable character. The player would also find powerfull powerful spells that would be available later in the story, but ended up being recycled for Ep. II. Ep. II has the entire shop system still in the data, but it got removed because they ran out of time. Ep. III has swimsuits for the three GuestStarPartyMember.



* FanService: The girls swimsuits. There's also Xenosaga Freaks, a whole disc full of it.

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* FanService: The girls girls' swimsuits. There's also Xenosaga Freaks, a whole disc full of it.


* AnimationBump: There are certain scenes in ''Episode I'' that are supposed to look better than the rest of the game (such as the prologue, whenever Kos-Mos uses her powers, and when you first see the Kukai Foundation, just for example). However it's not a horribly jarring transition and isn't completely noticeable at times either. In ''Episode III'', the use of CG cutscenes become this, being used mostly for action sequences in place of the in-game engine which handles conversations.

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* AnimationBump: There are certain scenes in ''Episode I'' that are supposed to look better than the rest of the game (such as the prologue, whenever Kos-Mos KOS-MOS uses her powers, and when you first see the Kukai Foundation, just for example). However it's not a horribly jarring transition and isn't completely noticeable at times either. In ''Episode III'', the use of CG cutscenes become this, being used mostly for action sequences in place of the in-game engine which handles conversations.



* DidntSeeThatComing: BigBad [[spoiler: Wilhelm]] is about to win! Everyone is where they need to be! The MacGuffin is within reach! [[spoiler: Too bad he didn't see Allen ruining his plans by taking Shion back and then not comprehending that Kos-Mos/Mary might just break the MacGuffin needed to restart time!]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: BigBad [[spoiler: Wilhelm]] is about to win! Everyone is where they need to be! The MacGuffin is within reach! [[spoiler: Too bad he didn't see Allen ruining his plans by taking Shion back and then not comprehending that Kos-Mos/Mary KOS-MOS/Mary might just break the MacGuffin needed to restart time!]]



* DoAndroidsDream: Shion wonders this abouts KOS-MOS. Ziggy ''does'' get to have a dream in Xenosaga Freaks, tough.

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* DoAndroidsDream: Shion wonders this abouts about KOS-MOS. Ziggy ''does'' get to have a dream in Xenosaga Freaks, tough.



* IdleAnimation: In ''Episode III'' each playable character has one (in example, Shion jumps and Kos-Mos looks around) they perform when they're idle. ''Episode I'' also had idle animations for some of its in-game engine cutscenes where someone other than your player character is talking (for example, while Shion would talk to Luty, player character Junior would sit nearby, cross-legged and stretch).

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* IdleAnimation: In ''Episode III'' each playable character has one (in example, Shion jumps and Kos-Mos KOS-MOS looks around) they perform when they're idle. ''Episode I'' also had idle animations for some of its in-game engine cutscenes where someone other than your player character is talking (for example, while Shion would talk to Luty, player character Junior would sit nearby, cross-legged and stretch).



* MeaningfulName: Where does one even begin? There's Kos-mos, chaos, and T-elos; Nephilim, as well as the name of the Zohar Emulators and the E.S.'s. Also, Gaignun's name comes from the horse in ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland''. Horses are generally used as a means of transport. What does Gaignun provide? The Durandal and, by extension, the Elsa. The characters' main means of transport throughout the series.

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* MeaningfulName: Where does one even begin? There's Kos-mos, KOS-MOS, chaos, and T-elos; Nephilim, as well as the name of the Zohar Emulators and the E.S.'s. Also, Gaignun's name comes from the horse in ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland''. Horses are generally used as a means of transport. What does Gaignun provide? The Durandal and, by extension, the Elsa. The characters' main means of transport throughout the series.



* OffModel: The aforementioned AnimationBump in ''Episode I'' sometimes resulted in the bumps overlapping with the reular CG cutscenes, as Kos-Mos was really the only character to recieve said bump.

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* OffModel: The aforementioned AnimationBump in ''Episode I'' sometimes resulted in the bumps overlapping with the reular CG cutscenes, as Kos-Mos KOS-MOS was really the only character to recieve said bump.



* ReviveKillsZombie: The most common way people kill the Larva Doll and Larva Face monsters is by healing them, however you can also use Kos-Mos' Gate Ether on them as well, which is actually more helpful because when used on the Larva Doll, they get killed instead of turning into Larva Face.

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* ReviveKillsZombie: The most common way people kill the Larva Doll and Larva Face monsters is by healing them, however you can also use Kos-Mos' KOS-MOS's Gate Ether on them as well, which is actually more helpful because when used on the Larva Doll, they get killed instead of turning into Larva Face.



* [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome SPACE Is Just Awesome]]: The scene where Nephilim takes you through space and shows you [[spoiler: Kos-Mos destroying a planet in the future]] is just full of this. Complete with the characters literally standing on nothing yet still attatched to the ground and the background detail showing many planets, cosmos, and stars compared to the rest of the space scenes in the game, which just show some stars. It looks, well, awesome.

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* [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome SPACE Is Just Awesome]]: The scene where Nephilim takes you through space and shows you [[spoiler: Kos-Mos KOS-MOS destroying a planet in the future]] is just full of this. Complete with the characters literally standing on nothing yet still attatched to the ground and the background detail showing many planets, cosmos, and stars compared to the rest of the space scenes in the game, which just show some stars. It looks, well, awesome.


* ChildSoldiers: The [=URTVs=].In Jr.'s case, literally - he's physically incapable of aging beyond childhood.

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* ChildSoldiers: The [=URTVs=]. In Jr.'s case, literally - he's physically incapable of aging beyond childhood.


* AsTheGoodBookSays: Albedo in ''Episode I''. Joachim Mizrahi also tends to quote the Bible several times through the series. [[spoiler: First time around, it made him look like a raving lunatic and that impression didn't change until we got to see more of his backstory]]. Momo just reads the inscription that was on a stone right before their fight with [[spoiler: Virgil]] in ''Episode III''.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Albedo in ''Episode I''. Joachim Mizrahi also tends to quote the Bible several times through the series. [[spoiler: First time around, it made him look like a raving lunatic and that impression didn't change until we got to see more of his backstory]]. Momo MOMO just reads the inscription that was on a stone right before their fight with [[spoiler: Virgil]] in ''Episode III''.



* BatmanGambit: Despite being one of the most unstable characters, Albedo has proven to be one of the most clever characters in the entire game. [[spoiler: First he puts a trap in M.O.M.O. during her mind rape in Episode I since the only way to retrieve the Y-Data was to use the UMN center on Seconds Miltia. When M.O.M.O. shut down her mind, he had another trap set up in case Shion and the others dived into her subconscious. To put the icing on the cake, he fought Jr. and got him angry because he KNEW M.O.M.O. would take the bait and reactivate her emotions, allowing him to steal the Y-Data and open the path into Old Miltia. He even chides Joachim on his choice to put emotions in M.O.M.O. while giving her the Y-Data to guard.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Despite being one of the most unstable characters, Albedo has proven to be one of the most clever characters in the entire game. [[spoiler: First he puts a trap in M.O.M.O. MOMO during her mind rape in Episode I since the only way to retrieve the Y-Data was to use the UMN center on Seconds Miltia. When M.O.M.O. MOMO shut down her mind, he had another trap set up in case Shion and the others dived into her subconscious. To put the icing on the cake, he fought Jr. and got him angry because he KNEW M.O.M.O. MOMO would take the bait and reactivate her emotions, allowing him to steal the Y-Data and open the path into Old Miltia. He even chides Joachim on his choice to put emotions in M.O.M.O. MOMO while giving her the Y-Data to guard.]]



** Also, [[spoiler: T-ELOS]] from ''Episode III'' is first seen as [[spoiler: a set of plans on the U-TIC battleship]] in ''Episode I''.

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** Also, [[spoiler: T-ELOS]] T-elos]] from ''Episode III'' is first seen as [[spoiler: a set of plans on the U-TIC battleship]] in ''Episode I''.



* CutsceneIncompetence: Everyone loves standing around while they watch some of their comrades getting badly beaten or MindRaped. Particularly prominent in the first KOS-MOS vs. T-ELOS fight in ''Episode III'', though in the rest of the casts' defense, T-ELOS had already [[NoSell proved impervious to everything they threw at her]]. Also, chaos, who's supposed to [[spoiler: be the guy behind Jesus' miracles and has powers equal to BigBad Wilhelm himself.]]

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* CutsceneIncompetence: Everyone loves standing around while they watch some of their comrades getting badly beaten or MindRaped. Particularly prominent in the first KOS-MOS vs. T-ELOS T-elos fight in ''Episode III'', though in the rest of the casts' defense, T-ELOS T-elos had already [[NoSell proved impervious to everything they threw at her]]. Also, chaos, who's supposed to [[spoiler: be the guy behind Jesus' miracles and has powers equal to BigBad Wilhelm himself.]]



*** However, [[spoiler: Kevin, when he was made a Testament, used his plans to create T-ELOS so she could destroy KOS-MOS.]]

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*** However, [[spoiler: Kevin, when he was made a Testament, used his plans to create T-ELOS T-elos so she could destroy KOS-MOS.]]



* SadBattleMusic: The battle between KOS-MOS and T-ELOS in the third installment. While their previous battles were accompanied by intense music, their final confrontation has the melancholic "Hepatica" playing.

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* SadBattleMusic: The battle between KOS-MOS and T-ELOS T-elos in the third installment. While their previous battles were accompanied by intense music, their final confrontation has the melancholic "Hepatica" playing.



** KOS-MOS and T-ELOS, named for the Greek words meaning "order" (as in structure) and "purpose." Further theme naming between KOS-MOS and chaos.

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** KOS-MOS and T-ELOS, T-elos, named for the Greek words meaning "order" (as in structure) and "purpose." Further theme naming between KOS-MOS and chaos.


** MOMO's bow in Episode II is labeled (in the official renders) as being made by [[LordOfTheRings Legolas]] Manufacturers.

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** MOMO's bow in Episode II is labeled (in the official renders) as being made by [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] Manufacturers.


* FightingYourFriend: [[spoiler: Shion was so devoted to Kevin that she ''turned against the entire party'' because they didn't trust him.]] It's too bad no one in this game can do a [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Bright]] [[MemeticMutation Slap]].

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* FightingYourFriend: [[spoiler: Shion was so devoted to Kevin that she ''turned against the entire party'' because they didn't trust him.]] It's too bad no one in this game can do a [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Bright]] [[MemeticMutation Slap]].]]



* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: By the time Episode III's credits roll, all but one of the antagonists are dead or otherwise out of the picture, three party members (Jin, chaos, and KOS-MOS) are either dead/gone or incapacitated, all of the series's supernatural figures have ascended to another plane for the time being, and about 90% of human life in the universe has been transformed into Gnosis.]]

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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: By [[spoiler:By the time Episode III's credits roll, all but one of the antagonists are dead or otherwise out of the picture, three party members (Jin, chaos, and KOS-MOS) are either dead/gone or incapacitated, all of the series's supernatural figures have ascended to another plane for the time being, and about 90% of human life in the universe has been transformed into Gnosis.]]



** According to the ingame encyclopedia, medicine has advanced to the point where everyone lives for hundreds of years. [[spoiler: This makes the ending to Episode III where some of the characters travel on a journey that could be hundreds of years long less stupid.]]

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** According to the ingame encyclopedia, medicine has advanced to the point where everyone lives for hundreds of years. [[spoiler: This makes the ending to Episode III where some of the characters travel on a journey that could be hundreds of years long less stupid.possible.]]


* ABoyAndHisX: According to a {{Yonkoma}}, the series can be summed up as "A Girl and Her Doll." It's actually kinda fitting.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: According to a {{Yonkoma}}, the series can be summed up as "A Girl and Her Doll." It's actually kinda fitting.


* ScrewDestiny: The final, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAish]] decision of the characters--to find their ''own'' way to save the universe.

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* ScrewDestiny: The final, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAish]] decision of the characters--to find their ''own'' way to save the universe.


* [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And Your Reward Is Swimsuits]]: All three games.
** Very useful swimsuits, though, in the first two games, which increase the amount of skill points you earn.

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* [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And Your Reward Is Swimsuits]]: All AndYourRewardIsClothes: Swimsuits, in all three games.
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games. Very useful swimsuits, though, in the first two games, which increase the amount of skill points you earn.


A few of the characters (mainly KOS-MOS) have [[TheCameo made appearances]] in other games, including ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', and ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur III]]''. KOS-MOS even appears as a blade in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2''.

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A few of the characters (mainly KOS-MOS) have [[TheCameo made appearances]] in other games, including ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', and ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur III]]''. KOS-MOS KOS-MOS, as well as T-elos in a later update, even appears appear as a blade Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2''.

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