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* KeystoneArmy: Subverted. [[Spoiler: By the time the player finally defeats Despair, their forces have gone ahead and wiped out the remainder of Daikon's defenders and all life on the planet. The only way to avoid this is to defeat Despair in the past.]]

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* KeystoneArmy: Subverted. [[Spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the time the player finally defeats Despair, their forces have gone ahead and wiped out the remainder of Daikon's defenders and all life on the planet. The only way to avoid this is to defeat Despair in the past.]]

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* KeystoneArmy: Subverted. [[Spoiler: By the time the player finally defeats Despair, their forces have gone ahead and wiped out the remainder of Daikon's defenders and all life on the planet. The only way to avoid this is to defeat Despair in the past.]]


It is the year 2XXX. The world is under threat by a giant alien fleet, codenamed GREEN ORANGE. Most of the planet's defense forces have been subverted, including your intended craft, the experimental prototype fighter Type-A Grapefruit. All that's left is two secondary fighters, the Type-C Decker-type piloted by Mido and the Type-B Rybb-type piloted by Dori. Either one or both fighters are sent out to combat the invasion.

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It is the year 2XXX. The world is under threat by a giant alien fleet, codenamed GREEN ORANGE. Most of the planet's defense forces have been subverted, including your intended craft, the experimental prototype fighter Type-A Grapefruit. All that's left is two secondary fighters, the Type-C Decker-type piloted by Mido Dori and the Type-B Rybb-type piloted by Dori.Mido. Either one or both fighters are sent out to combat the invasion.


* PointOfNoContinues [[spoiler: The TrueFinalBoss has all accumulated continues turned into the player's lives. Losing them all results in a NonStandardGameOver.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: Despair will spent her last life bar frantically unleashing area-of-effect attacks as her health depletes of its own accord.

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* TakingYouWithMe: Despair will spent spend her last life bar frantically unleashing area-of-effect attacks as her health depletes of its own accord.


* GoldenEnding: Reaching the TrueFinalBoss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by shooting beside (but not at) him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and Despair herself.

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* GoldenEnding: Reaching the TrueFinalBoss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by shooting beside to the side of (but not at) him]] him, thereby popping his SnotBubble]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and Despair herself.


* GoldenEnding: Reaching the TrueFinalBoss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by popping his SnotBubble instead of attacking him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and Despair herself.

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* GoldenEnding: Reaching the TrueFinalBoss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by popping his SnotBubble instead of attacking shooting beside (but not at) him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and Despair herself.


Released on September 28, 2018, [=ZeroRanger=] is a vertical ShootEmUp by System Erasure.

It is TheFuture. Earth is under threat by a giant alien fleet, codenamed GREEN ORANGE. Most of Earth's defenses have been subverted...including your intended craft, the experimental prototype fighter GRAPEFRUIT. All that's left is two secondary fighters, the Type-C Decker-type piloted by Mido and the Type-B Rybb-type piloted by Dori, which can be selected by a single player or piloted by two players at once.

So far, so standard. But as you fight, dying and restarting and learning more and more about GREEN ORANGE, the stranger the story becomes...

The game is also known for having one of the perhaps most well known ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' boss creators at the helm.

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Released on September 28, 2018, [=ZeroRanger=] is a vertical ShootEmUp by [[https://se-made.com/ System Erasure.

Erasure]], a two-man Finnish team: Eboshidori (a ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' boss creator), and Eebrozgi.

It is TheFuture. Earth the year 2XXX. The world is under threat by a giant alien fleet, codenamed GREEN ORANGE. Most of Earth's defenses the planet's defense forces have been subverted...subverted, including your intended craft, the experimental prototype fighter GRAPEFRUIT. Type-A Grapefruit. All that's left is two secondary fighters, the Type-C Decker-type piloted by Mido and the Type-B Rybb-type piloted by Dori, which can be selected by a single player Dori. Either one or piloted by two players at once.

both fighters are sent out to combat the invasion.

So far, so standard. it's all pretty standard fare. But as you fight, dying die, and restarting and learning restart, the more and more you learn about about GREEN ORANGE, ORANGE and the world, the stranger the story becomes...

The game is also known for having one of the perhaps most well known ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' boss creators at the helm.
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* AbusivePrecursors: [[spoiler:The first humans stole the power of the Lotus Jewel, the source of all life, and used it to create an artificial god to help them destroy their enemies. Fearful of retaliation for their sin, they sent the god out to space to destroy everything it could see. The god gradually went insane over the long years, and eventually returned to Earth as GREEN ORANGE to destroy humanity as well.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: "Erasure," the supercomputer coordinating the allied forces, has been hijacked by GREEN ORANGE and turns all its fighters against the player. [[spoiler:In truth it's acting of its own free will - it's GREEN ORANGE's "sister," who was separated from it when humanity stole the power of the Lotus Jewel.]]

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* AbusivePrecursors: [[spoiler:The first humans manusya (read: humans) stole the power of the Lotus Jewel, the source of all life, and used it to create an artificial god goddess to help them destroy their enemies. Fearful of retaliation for their sin, they sent the god out to space to destroy everything it could see. The god goddess gradually went insane over the long years, and eventually returned to Earth as the leader of GREEN ORANGE to destroy humanity Daikon and its inhabitants as well.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: "Erasure," the supercomputer coordinating the allied forces, has been hijacked by GREEN ORANGE and turns all its fighters against the player. [[spoiler:In truth it's acting of its own free will - it's GREEN ORANGE's "sister," who was separated from it when humanity manusya stole the power of the Lotus Jewel.]]



* AttackDrones: Grapefruit employs numerous drones for both offense and defense and will constantly replenish them as they are destroyed.
* BadassArmFold: Grapefruit's standard pose has it crossing it's arms. It is especially noticeable in its cut-in when it ditches the cape and reveals itself fully.

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* AttackDrones: Grapefruit employs numerous drones for both offense and defense and will constantly replenish them as they are destroyed.
destroyed. Despair uses them too: orbs in the first phase, and magic circles in the second. [[spoiler: Her TrueFinalBoss form uses larger versions of Grapefruit's drones in the first phase.]]
* BadassArmFold: Grapefruit's standard pose has it crossing it's its arms. It is especially noticeable in its cut-in when it ditches the cape and reveals itself fully.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: [=ZeroRanger=]'s color palette is limited to various shades of green and orange. It is also possible to change it to other hues in the main menu.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: [=ZeroRanger=]'s color palette is limited to various shades of green and orange. It is also possible to change it to other hues in the main menu.menu [[spoiler: after defeating the TrueFinalBoss]].



* FallenHero: Grapefruit was an AcePilot who betrayed the Earth to join GREEN ORANGE.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Grapefruit is the sister of Dori, the pilot of the Type-B, and uses [[AttackDrones laser drones]], much like [[spoiler: the TrueFinalBoss form (in the first phase at least) of GREEN ORANGE who is the "sister" of the AI Erasure.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: GREEN ORANGE initially comes off as this, but lategame events shows there's more to it than meets the eye. Played straight with [[spoiler:the Great Oppressor, which replaces GREEN ORANGE in the new timeline.]]
* GoldenEnding: Reaching the very final boss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by popping his SnotBubble instead of attacking him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and GREEN ORANGE itself.

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* FallenHero: Grapefruit was an AcePilot who betrayed the Earth to join GREEN ORANGE. \n [[spoiler: Subverted; she turns out to be BrainwashedAndCrazy thanks to GREEN ORANGE.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Grapefruit Grapefruit's pilot is the sister of both Mido and Dori, the pilot of the Type-B, and uses [[AttackDrones laser drones]], much like drones]]. [[spoiler: The same is true of the TrueFinalBoss form (in the first phase at least) of GREEN ORANGE Despair, who is the "sister" of the AI Erasure.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: GREEN ORANGE initially comes off as this, but lategame events shows there's more to it than meets the eye. Played straight with [[spoiler:the Great Oppressor, which replaces both GREEN ORANGE and Despair in the new timeline.]]
* GoldenEnding: Reaching the very final boss TrueFinalBoss [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by popping his SnotBubble instead of attacking him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and GREEN ORANGE itself.Despair herself.



* InSpiteOfANail: A downplayed example, after [[spoiler:beating the true final boss, the whole game changes to reveal a new timetime where mankind is under attack by a Great Oppressor as things play out very similarly as the original timeline. The downplayed part is that you're actually able to save earth and go back home.]]
* LastDitchMove: [[spoiler:Once defeated, the final boss will release a rapid fire series of attacks to try and take the player down one final time]].

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* InSpiteOfANail: A downplayed example, after [[spoiler:beating the true final boss, TrueFinalBoss, the whole game changes to reveal a new timetime timelime where mankind is under attack by a Great Oppressor as Oppressor, and things play out very similarly as the original timeline. The downplayed part is that you're actually able to save earth Earth and go back home.]]
* LastDitchMove: [[spoiler:Once defeated, the final boss will release a rapid fire series of attacks repeatedly use her 'explosion' attack to try and take the player down one final time]].



* MinimalistCast: There're only five named characters, one of whom is only ever referred to by her codename, and GREEN ORANGE itself never speaks. With three of the characters only speaking in an optional DreamSequence, it's entirely possible to complete the entire game with only the AI Erasure ever being named or speaking.

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* MinimalistCast: There're There are only five properly named characters, characters out of six total, one of whom is only ever referred to by her codename, and GREEN ORANGE itself Despair herself never speaks. With three [[spoiler:With four of the characters only speaking in an optional DreamSequence, DreamSequence,]] it's entirely possible to complete the entire game with only the AI Erasure ever being named or speaking.



* MultipleEndings: Three total with one having a bonus for completing it unscathed.

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* MultipleEndings: Three total with one having a bonus for completing it unscathed.total.



** Bad Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat Primeval Fighter ORANGE but get defeated by the TrueFinalBoss in the past, which loops into the intro cinematic and completely wipes all progress.]]
** True Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat the Lotus Jewel in the past, setting up an entirely new timeline. If the player reaches the Lotus Jewel with the old monk still living, there will be some additional text explanations about Erasure, GREEN ORANGE, and the Lotus Jewel in between each stage of the TrueFinalBoss.]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: Mido and Dori are named from the Solfa music education method.

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** Bad Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat Primeval Fighter ORANGE Despair but get defeated by the TrueFinalBoss in the past, which loops into the intro cinematic and completely wipes all progress.]]
** True Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat the Lotus Jewel in the past, setting up an entirely new timeline. If the player reaches the Lotus Jewel with the old monk still living, there will be some additional text explanations about Erasure, GREEN ORANGE, Despair, and the Lotus Jewel in between each stage of the TrueFinalBoss.]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: Mido and Dori are named from the Solfa music education method.
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* SelfImposedChallenge: It is possible to destroy the powerups as they are dropped by the bosses, thus allowing for playthrought's with only the bare minimum of weaponry.
* SkippableBoss: Some bosses can be skipped entirely depending on circumstances. These include the likes of [[spoiler:The Old Monk, Zero Ranger Mode Grapefruit and King Onion]].

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* SelfImposedChallenge: It is possible to destroy the powerups as they are dropped by the bosses, thus allowing for playthrought's playthroughs with only the bare minimum of weaponry.
weaponry. [[spoiler: Don't try this with the Zero Ranger powerup, or else you're stuck with the false ending.]]
* SkippableBoss: Some bosses can be skipped entirely depending on circumstances. These include the likes of [[spoiler:The Old Monk, [[spoiler:the old monk, Zero Ranger Mode Grapefruit and King Onion]].



* TakingYouWithMe: Primeval Fighter ORANGE's final form will spent her last life bar frantically unleashing area-of-effect attacks as her health depletes of its own accord.

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* TakingYouWithMe: Primeval Fighter ORANGE's final form Despair will spent her last life bar frantically unleashing area-of-effect attacks as her health depletes of its own accord.



* TransformationSequence: Both fighters get one in 1-3 when Zero Ranger mode is used for the first time, with the Type-B getting a more magical girl inspired sequence while the Type-C has a more typical mecha sequence. [[spoiler: Grapefruit also gets one when she pulls a LetsGetDangerous in 2-3]].
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Lotus Jewel. A boss you can only face by accepting Erasure's offer to take you back in time to fight it at the risk of losing your existence (i.e. [[DeletionAsPunishment your save data]])]].

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* TransformationSequence: Both fighters get one in 1-3 when Zero Ranger mode is used for the first time, with the time. The Type-B getting gets a more magical girl inspired girl-inspired sequence while the Type-C has a more typical mecha sequence. [[spoiler: Grapefruit also gets one when she pulls a LetsGetDangerous in 2-3]].
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:Despair's original form as the goddess born of the Lotus Jewel. A boss you Jewel, and the Jewel itself. You can only face this by accepting Erasure's offer to take you back in time to fight it at the risk of losing your existence (i.e. [[DeletionAsPunishment your save data]])]].



* WithThisHerring: The player ships start out without their secondary weapons, have no bombs, and can't access [[HumongousMecha Zero Ranger]] mode before a certain plot event occurs. They are expected to take on both the alien and subverted human forces by themselves.

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* WithThisHerring: The player ships start out without their secondary weapons, have no bombs, and can't access [[HumongousMecha Zero Ranger]] mode before a certain plot event occurs. They are expected to take on both the alien and subverted human planetary defense forces by themselves.

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* LastDitchMove: [[spoiler:Once defeated, the final boss will release a rapid fire series of attacks to try and take the player down one final time]].

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* CollisionDamage: Downplayed. Colliding with enemies will only knock the players craft around without any damage being dealt. Being hit several times in quick succession however will eventually damage them.


* HeroicSacrifice: In 1-3 [[spoiler:Grapefruit notices an incoming attack shortly after giving the player one of the Zero Ranger weapons and in turn, uses its AttackDrones to shield the player from the enemies WaveMotionGun, dying in the process]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: In 1-3 [[spoiler:Grapefruit notices an incoming attack shortly after giving unlocking the player one of the Zero Ranger weapons player's [[HumongousMecha ZeroRanger mode]] and in turn, uses its AttackDrones to shield the player from the enemies enemy's WaveMotionGun, dying in the process]].



** True Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat the Lotus Jewel in the past, setting up an entirely new timeline. If the player reaches the Lotus Jewel without losing a single continue, Erasure will also give some additional text explanations about herself, GREEN ORANGE, and the Lotus Jewel.]]

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** True Ending: [[spoiler: Defeat the Lotus Jewel in the past, setting up an entirely new timeline. If the player reaches the Lotus Jewel without losing a single continue, Erasure with the old monk still living, there will also give be some additional text explanations about herself, Erasure, GREEN ORANGE, and the Lotus Jewel.Jewel in between each stage of the TrueFinalBoss.]]


* GoldenEnding: Reaching the very final boss with all eight continues grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and GREEN ORANGE itself.

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* GoldenEnding: Reaching the very final boss with all eight continues [[spoiler:after sparing the old monk in 1-4's boss rush by popping his SnotBubble instead of attacking him]] grants the player additional text about the history of the universe and GREEN ORANGE itself.



* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Lotus Jewel. A boss you can only face by accepting Erasure's offer to take you back in time to fight it at the risk of loosing your existence (i.e. your save data)]].

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* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Lotus Jewel. A boss you can only face by accepting Erasure's offer to take you back in time to fight it at the risk of loosing losing your existence (i.e. [[DeletionAsPunishment your save data)]].data]])]].


* CrossPoppingVeins: In a little EasterEgg the player can find [[spoiler:on the second playthrough, they can find a box with a heart on it. Destroying it before the enemy above lands on it will cause said enemy to be visibly pissed, complete with pulsing veins]].

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* CrossPoppingVeins: In a little EasterEgg the player can find [[spoiler:on the second playthrough, loop, they can find a box with a heart on it. Destroying it before the enemy above lands on it will cause said enemy to be visibly pissed, complete with pulsing veins]].


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* SelfImposedChallenge: It is possible to destroy the powerups as they are dropped by the bosses, thus allowing for playthrought's with only the bare minimum of weaponry.


* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:Should you accept the powerup given to you by GREEN ORANGE it will trap you in a dream strangely reminiscent of ''VideoGame/DonPachi''. Destroying the powerup at the end of the stage will allow Grapefruit to interrupt and help the protagonists break out of the dream]].

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* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:Should you accept the powerup given to you by GREEN ORANGE Erasure, it will trap you in a dream strangely reminiscent of ''VideoGame/DonPachi''. Destroying the powerup at the end of the stage will allow Grapefruit to interrupt and help the protagonists break out of the dream]].

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* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Lotus Jewel. A boss you can only face by accepting Erasure's offer to take you back in time to fight it at the risk of loosing your existence (i.e. your save data)]].


* MusicalThemeNaming: Mido and Dori are named from the Solfa music education method.

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* MusicalThemeNaming: Mido and Dori are MinimalistCast: There're only five named from characters, one of whom is only ever referred to by her codename, and GREEN ORANGE itself never speaks. With three of the Solfa music education method.characters only speaking in an optional DreamSequence, it's entirely possible to complete the entire game with only the AI Erasure ever being named or speaking.


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* MusicalThemeNaming: Mido and Dori are named from the Solfa music education method.

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