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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1442103389022760700²%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:346:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chakan.jpg]]²²->''"I hunt... and fight... and kill, until the end of my curse."''²-->-- '''Chakan'''²²''Chakan: The Forever Man'' is a comic series made by Creator/RAKGraphics that was made into a Sega Genesis video game. It tells the story of Chakan, a sorcerer and a warrior of great skill that was so unbeatable, he declared that Death himself would not be able to beat him. Death, upon hearing this made a deal with Chakan. If Chakan wins, he gets eternal life, but if Chakan loses, his soul belongs to Death for him to do with as he wishes. Chakan accepts and the two did battle. Eventually, Chakan won the fight and was granted his gift. However, this gift turned out to be a curse as Chakan's visage was made to match that of Death's, and he is in constant torment by the visions of evil. If Chakan destroys all the evil in the physical and elemental planes, only then would he be granted eternal rest.²²''Chakan: The Forever Man'' the video game is notorious for being incredibly difficult, with unforgiving platforming elements and enemies that seem to come out of nowhere. However, it has won itself a small, yet devoted, fanbase.²²----²!!Tropes:²²* AlchemyIsMagic: The main source of power-ups in the game.²* AnAxeToGrind: The best weapon you can find.²* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Congratulations, Chakan, for defeating Death and achieving eternal life. Shame it's more of a curse that puts you in eternal torment.²* CollisionDamage²* ColorCodedElements: The elemental effects you can imbue your swords with are fire (orange flames), water/ice (blue flames), wind (blue electricity) and earth (green electricity).²* DealWithTheDevil: What sets off the events of the game.²* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Chakan defeats Death and is given his reward of eternal life. [[spoiler:The post credits boss can also be defeated.]]²* DropTheHammer²* DualWielding: Chakan's default weapons are a pair of swords: an Eastern ninjato and a Western cruciform blade.²* EasyModeMockery: If you're playing on Practice mode, you can't get to the second half of the game except through a secret method.[[note]]Hop onto the lone platform in the southeast portion of the hub world and use the teleportation spell.[[/note]]²* HeartsAreHealth: Played with, as Chakan's health bar is represented by skulls.²* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler: Unless you're sufficiently equipped, the post credits boss.]]²* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: [[spoiler:Death taunts Chakan with this in the game's credits.]]²* JackassGenie: Death bestows Chakan with eternal life as promised. This did ''not'' include eternal youth. He then promises to undo the curse if Chakan destroys all evil, only to reveal at the end that [[spoiler:he meant Chakan has to destroy all evil in the UNIVERSE]].²* MultipleEndings: Based on whether you kill the last boss or not.²* NiceHat: You bet Chakan is rocking this.²* NintendoHard: Heralded by many as the hardest video game of all time. It's not easy even on the "Practice" difficulty setting (which grants infinite potions).²* NoEnding: If you somehow ''do'' manage to beat [[spoiler:the HopelessBossFight after the credits, Chakan's immortality problem still won't be solved and you're treated to the hourglass screen for a LONG time until the small SequelHook stinger appears]].²* NoPronunciationGuide: How ''do'' you pronounce Chakan anyway?²* TheProblemWithFightingDeath: Chakan learns this the hard way.²* ScareChord: Chakan's battle cry right there at the Sega logo.²* SequelHook: [[spoiler:"NOT the end", says the hourglass ending screen.]] Unfortunately, the Dreamcast sequel was cancelled.²** Elements of the sequel would eventually be recycled in ''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Blood Omen II]]''.²* SinisterScythe²* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Even if you beat the game and defeat Death a second time, Chakan never regains his mortality.]]²* TimeAbyss: The dragonfly king has have lived for millions of years, and seeks to rebuild his primeval kingdom, assumedly from the Carboniferous era.²** Chakan himself, arguably. He's lived for "only" a thousand years in comparison, but he definitely hasn't enjoyed it.²* TimedMission: You're only given so much time to complete a level before it kicks you out and you have to start it over again. Luckily, there's an alchemical spell you can use to flip the hourglass over and reset your timer.²* TheVamp: One of the bosses.²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The whole purpose of Chakan's mission is to be free of his immortality.²----

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