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* CardboardPrison: Despite Baldeux's infamy as the largest prison in the Romun empire, lots of people escape from it throughout the game.



* ClarkKenting: After breaking out of Baldeux's jail, Adol simply puts on a black wig as a disguise to avoid drawing attention to himself.

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* ClarkKenting: After breaking out of Baldeux's jail, Adol simply puts on a dyes his hair black wig as a disguise to avoid drawing attention to himself.


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* DisappearsIntoLight: All homunculi perish in this manner.


''Ys IX: Monstrum Nox'' will be the ninth primary installment of the ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' franchise, developed and published by Creator/{{Falcom}}. Slated for a September 26, 2019 release in Japan, it will be available on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]]. Although details are scarce, ''Ys IX'' will take place after ''VideoGame/YsSEVEN'' in "Baldeux", a "Prison City", located on the Eresian continent northeast of Esteria in the Gllia Eldligen region, with a mystery surrounding the titular "Monstrum", a group of people who possess supernatural powers. According to Falcom, players will be able to utilize similar abilities like the Monstrum in order to explore the setting, while being able to form a guild within Baldeux. Furthermore, series protagonist Adol Christin returns, but the developers have stated he is missing in action at the start of ''Ys IX''.

There was a gameplay reveal [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I71V04MvnzI video]] at the Dengeki Game Festival 2019.

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''Ys IX: Monstrum Nox'' will be is the ninth primary installment of the ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' franchise, developed and published by Creator/{{Falcom}}. Slated for a Released on September 26, 2019 release in Japan, it will be is available on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]]. Although details are scarce, ''Ys IX'' will take takes place after ''VideoGame/YsSEVEN'' in "Baldeux", a "Prison City", located on the Eresian continent northeast of Esteria in the Gllia Eldligen region, with a mystery surrounding the titular "Monstrum", a group of people who possess supernatural powers. According to Falcom, players will be able to utilize similar abilities like the Monstrum in order to explore the setting, while being able to form a guild within Baldeux. Furthermore, powers.

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series protagonist Adol Christin returns, but the developers have stated he is missing in action arrives at the start of prison city along with his partner Dogi, only to be apprehended by Romun soldiers and thrown into prison for his actions from previous adventures. While escaping from the prison, he encounters a mysterious woman named Aprillis, who proceeds to grant him the ability to transform into a monstrum. With his newfound identity as the monstrum "Red King", Adol gets swept up into the plot that involves investigating mysteries behind the prison city...

Continuing the party-based game-play from previous three games,
''Ys IX''.

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IX'' features a gameplay reveal [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I71V04MvnzI video]] at full three-dimensional world where players are encouraged to explore every nook and cranny of Baldeux. Combat remains largely the Dengeki Game Festival 2019.same with returning mechanics such as "Flash Guard", "Flash move", and "Break". The biggest change is the introduction of special monstrum powers which can be used for both combat and exploration on top of the abilities that players already had access to in previous games. As monstrums are tasked with protecting the city from demons called larva, players will occasionally participate in the event called Grimwald's Night, which is nearly identical to Beast Raids in ''Ys VIII'' with TowerDefense elements. Also, since investigating mysterious events in Baldeux is one of the main goals, Adol forms a guild and performs various jobs in exchange for information, gaining allies in the process who serve similar purposes as the castaways from ''Ys VIII'' did.


** The gift for Dogi is an apple from Esterior, the setting of the first game where Adol and Dogi met each other for the first time.

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** The gift for Dogi is an apple from Esterior, the setting of the first game where Adol and Dogi met each other for the first time. Similarly, the gift for Jule is a book about the five dragons of Altago, which is central to the plot of ''VideoGame/YsSeven''.



* OneWingedAngel: Grandmaster [[spoiler:Chatelard]] and [[spoiler:Atola]] go through this using the power of alchemy.

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* OneWingedAngel: Grandmaster [[spoiler:Chatelard]] [[spoiler:Grandmaster Chatelard]] and [[spoiler:Atola]] go through this using the power of alchemy.


* AlchemyIsMagic: This game reveals that alchemy can be used to [[spoiler:create clones of living people, bring memories and thoughts to life, and temper metals in a way that goes beyond simple blacksmithing.]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: White Cat and Raging Bull count as this since White Cat is a {{CatGirl}} and Raging Bull is a literal cow-girl.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: White Cat and Raging Bull count as this since White Cat is a {{CatGirl}} [[CatGirl cat girl]] and Raging Bull is a literal cow-girl.



* HybridMonster: The BonusBoss, Vaf Medios, is an amalgam of many larva monsters you encounter throughout the game.

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* HybridMonster: The BonusBoss, Vaf Medios, is an amalgam of many larva monsters monster types you encounter throughout the game.



* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: They are clones of the living people created through alchemy. Notable in that other homunculi presented in the previous games were tiny [[FairyCompanion Fairy Companions]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Chatelard wishes to free the region of Glia from the Romun control. Unfortunately, he goes about it by [[spoiler:making clones of extraordinary people across the world in order to raise an army.]] This also applies to BigBad [[spoiler:Zora, who experiments Adol so he may create a godlike being from Adol's memories in order to bring the threat of Grimwald's Night under control.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Chatelard wishes to free the region of Glia from the Romun control. Unfortunately, he goes about it by [[spoiler:making clones of extraordinary people across the world in order to raise an army.]] This also applies to BigBad [[spoiler:Zora, who experiments on Adol so he may create a godlike being from Adol's memories in order to bring the threat of Grimwald's Night under control.]]


* MixAndMatchCritters: The BonusBoss, Vaf Medios, is an amalgam of many larva monsters you encounter throughout the game.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: HybridMonster: The BonusBoss, Vaf Medios, is an amalgam of many larva monsters you encounter throughout the game.


* CartographySidequest: Like previous two games, Adol is tasked with this and reporting the result to the NPC. Filling the map at 10% intervals will reward players with items or accessories.



** [[spoiler:Alchemy]], which is central to the main plot of the game, is explicitly mentioned to have come from Xandria, the setting of Ys V.

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** [[spoiler:Alchemy]], In Chapter 8, when [[spoiler:Chatelard]] talks about [[spoiler:alchemy]], which is central to the main plot of the game, is explicitly mentioned he refers to have come from it as something that Adol encountered in Xandria, the setting of Ys V.



* CuteMonsterGirl: White Cat and Raging Bull count as this since White Cat is a {{CatGirl}} and Raging Bull is a literal cow-girl.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The clothes that monstrums wear in general look more like fancy ballroom outfits than practical battle gears.

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The clothes that monstrums wear in general look more like fancy ballroom outfits gowns than practical battle gears.


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* TheMagicGoesAway: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:the destruction of Draupnir's Egg]] causes the permanent end of Grimwald's Night, which in turn results in [[spoiler:monstrums' losing their powers and becoming regular human beings]].


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* WasOnceAMan: The late-game sidequest reveals that this is the case for [[spoiler:Xavier]]. [[spoiler:The chimeras that serve as [[MiniBoss guardians]] of TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon]] are this as well.

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* ActionGirl: Female monstrums, Aprilis, and Iris.


* AntiGriding: In addition to the usual diminishing returns algorithm Falcom uses on XP, better equipment only become available as you advance into new chapters.

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* AntiGriding: AntiGrinding: In addition to the usual diminishing returns algorithm Falcom uses on XP, better equipment only become available as you advance into new chapters.


* AgentScully: Ingrid, the cross examiner from the Romun Empire, who considers Adol's stories as complete nonsense.
* BeautyMark: Yufa has one. [[spoiler:This is one of many clues that she is Raging Bull's true identity.]]
* BloodKnight: Hawk is very excited about fighting. In fact, at the beginning of Chapter 2, he even tries to pick a fight with Adol for little to no reason, only to be restrained by Aprilis as monstrums cannot fight each other.

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* AgentScully: Ingrid, AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Every now and then, the cross examiner control shifts from Adol and other monstrums to [[spoiler:another "Adol", who is still trapped in the Romun Empire, who considers Adol's stories as complete nonsense.
* BeautyMark: Yufa has one. [[spoiler:This is one of many clues that she is Raging Bull's true identity.
prison.]]
* BloodKnight: Hawk AntiFrustrationFeatures:
** The SP now fills up automatically if one does not attack for awhile. As SP costs in skills have generally gone up, this
is very excited about fighting. In fact, helpful for those players who struggle with flash guard and flash move and prefer to stay away from enemies.
** Silhouette, one of the associates
at the beginning of Chapter 2, he even tries bar, acts as this in regards to pick a fight with Adol for little general shopping since she will sell the goods from stores throughout Baldeux as soon as the player unlocks them. So the player does not have remember which shop sells which.
* AntiGriding: In addition
to no reason, the usual diminishing returns algorithm Falcom uses on XP, better equipment only to be restrained by Aprilis become available as monstrums cannot fight each other.you advance into new chapters.



* CameBackWrong: Xavier was [[spoiler:originally one of the historical figures from Baldeux 500 years ago, but something went wrong in the process of reviving him and he came back as a roo instead of human. This is also the reason why he can speak human language just fine and does not contain the word -ru in his name.]]
* CatGirl: White Cat is exactly this. Events show that her tail and cat ears are real.

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* CameBackWrong: Xavier was [[spoiler:originally one of CantDropTheHero: Averted like previous games with the historical figures from Baldeux 500 years ago, but something went wrong in the process of reviving him and he came back party system as a roo instead of human. This is also the reason why he can speak human language just fine and Adol does not contain need to be part of the word -ru in his name.]]
* CatGirl: White Cat is exactly this. Events show that her tail and cat ears are real.
active party.



** While interrogating Adol, Ingrid mentions several events that frequently happen to Adol during his adventures, such as his bad luck with boats and tendency to lose all equipment between games, asking Adol if he is doing them on purpose.

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** While interrogating Adol, Ingrid mentions several events that frequently happen to Adol during his adventures, such as his bad luck with boats and [[BagOfSpilling tendency to lose all equipment between games, games]], asking Adol if he is doing them on purpose.



** Adol, after receiving this game's InfinityPlusOneSword, can say something along the line of "One day, this sword will leave me as well...", which alludes to the fact that Adol suffers BagOfSpilling between games.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Renegade's power involves shadows but he is a monstrum who fights alongside Adol to hold Larva from Grimwald's Night at bay.
* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler:Iris]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:Princess Eleonore]] of the kingdom of Glia, which was destroyed by the Romun empire several years ago.



* HammerSpace: All monstrums and Chatelard simply pull or sheath their respective weapons from nowhere.



* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Jules is this as he needs a wheelchair to go anywhere and is expected to have a very short lifespan. It is the reason why [[spoiler:Renegade does not mind the curse of Grimwald's Night as the curse at least allows him to be mobile and healthy while he is transformed.]]



* InfinityPlusOneSword: At the end of the game, the party can find the blueprints for ancient weapons and armors in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, which Tito can use to craft them.



* JustLikeRobinHood: White Cat's MO. She steals from the rich and drops the loot for the poor to pick up. [[spoiler:Deconstructed in that this only led to slum people's becoming reliant on her instead of making an effort to improve their lives.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Doll has this. She does not remember how she has come to have emotions and knows there is something she needs to look for, yet has no idea what it is.



* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Atola, the divine being created by Zora, declares his intention to combat the threat of Grimwald's Night by removing monstrums who are no longer needed and killing all humans in Glia whose negative emotions are responsible for creating larva.]]



* ShrinkingViolet: Kilysha is a innocent, shy person, [[spoiler:in stark contrast to her monstrum self, White Cat.]]
* StationaryWings: Hawk's monstrum power generates a pair of large, black, crow-like wings, but which do not actually flap during flight. Gameplay-wise it is NotQuiteFlight as it works as a glide.
* {{Stripperific}}: Doctor Salady's outfit once she takes off her LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine.
* SuperStrength: Raging Bull's monstrum power. It allows her to break certain obstacles and remove enemies' protections.
* TeamMom: Yufa who acts as this to her younger siblings.



* TrueSight: Doll's monstrum power. In particular, it allows the party to see hidden objects or weak points of enemies.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Atola]] stabs [[spoiler:Zora]] in the back once [[spoiler:Zora declares Atola a failure and attempts to destroy him by pulling Atola's life support.]]
* VideoGameDashing: Crimson King's monstrum power allows him to instantly close distances through a dash move.
* WallRun: White Cat's monstrum power lets her run straight up a wall without breaking a stride, as if gravity didn't exist.

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* TrueSight: Doll's UnexpectedGameplayChange: In the segments where [[spoiler:the player controls "Adol" who is still trapped in the prison]], the player cannot use any skill, monstrum power. In particular, it allows powers, and double jump and the party to see hidden objects or weak points focus of enemies.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Atola]] stabs [[spoiler:Zora]] in
the back once [[spoiler:Zora declares Atola a failure gameplay changes to avoiding traps and attempts to destroy him by pulling Atola's life support.]]
* VideoGameDashing: Crimson King's monstrum power allows him to instantly close distances through a dash move.
* WallRun: White Cat's monstrum power lets her run straight up a wall without breaking a stride, as if gravity didn't exist.
solving puzzles.



* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Princess Eleonore AKA Iris]] tries to assassinate Cardinal Lindheim, the governor-general of Glia, as she holds him primarily responsible for death of her father and [[spoiler:destruction of her kingdom]]. [[spoiler:Subverted later on as she discovers that Lindheim did everything he can to stop the war between two countries and tried to protect the royalty of the Glia kingdom, causing her to give up her vengeance.]]

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The clothes that monstrums wear in general look more like fancy ballroom outfits than practical battle gears.


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* MixAndMatchCritters: The BonusBoss, Vaf Medios, is an amalgam of many larva monsters you encounter throughout the game.


* {{Stripperific}}: Doctor Saradhi's outfit once she takes off her LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine.

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* {{Stripperific}}: Doctor Saradhi's Salady's outfit once she takes off her LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine.

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** The gift for Dogi is an apple from Esterior, the setting of the first game where Adol and Dogi met each other for the first time.


* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler:Iris]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:Princess Eleanor]] of the kingdom of Glia, which was destroyed by the Romun empire several years ago.

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* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler:Iris]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:Princess Eleanor]] Eleonore]] of the kingdom of Glia, which was destroyed by the Romun empire several years ago.


** General Leo, one of the characters from ''VideoGame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta'', is mentioned to be the one responsible for capturing the city of Baldeux during the war between the kingdom of Glia and Romn which occurred eight years ago.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being wanted, Adol and other monstrums can transform and use monstrum powers right in front of townspeople and guards without any reprecussion during gameplay.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being wanted, wanted for various reasons, Adol and other monstrums can transform and use monstrum powers right in front of townspeople and guards without any reprecussion during gameplay.



* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Princess Eleanor AKA Iris]] tries to assassinate Cardinal Lindheim, the governor-general of Glia, as she holds him primarily responsible for death of her father and [[spoiler:destruction of her kingdom]]. [[spoiler:Subverted later on as she discovers that Lindheim did everything he can to stop the war between two countries and tried to protect the royalty of the Glia kingdom, causing her to give up her vengeance.]]

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* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Princess Eleanor Eleonore AKA Iris]] tries to assassinate Cardinal Lindheim, the governor-general of Glia, as she holds him primarily responsible for death of her father and [[spoiler:destruction of her kingdom]]. [[spoiler:Subverted later on as she discovers that Lindheim did everything he can to stop the war between two countries and tried to protect the royalty of the Glia kingdom, causing her to give up her vengeance.]]

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being wanted, Adol and other monstrums can transform and use monstrum powers right in front of townspeople and guards without any reprecussion during gameplay.

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