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1%%²%%Zero context examples are not allowed. Please add context before removing the comment tags²%%²²[[quoteright:256:]]²[[caption-width-right:256:Lose Your [[IncrediblyLamePun MIND]]]]²²->“Now that you’ve appeared here, you have two choices. Choose a weapon and live… or choose a weapon and die…”²-->--The Undertaker [[note]] No not [[ that one.]] [[/note]]²²²'''''Mind Zero''''', stylized '''''MIND≒0''''', is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game developed for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita portable video game console. It was developed jointly by Acquire and ''VideoGame/ClassOfHeroes'' developer [=ZeroDiv=], and published by [=GungHo=] Online Entertainment. It was released in Japan on August 1, 2013, and in May 2014 in Europe and North America by Creator/AksysGames, with a Steam release following on March 8, 2016. The story centers around two worlds: the "normal" world, taking place in the Akihabara, Yokohama, Amamiya, and Nippori regions in Japan and a "crazy spiritual world".²-----²!!This game provides examples of:²²* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:During the final dungeon, [[BigBad Togetsu's]] plan is revealed to be that he is trying to open a Door to the Inner Realm in order to bring his dead sister back to life. After he manages to open the door, Shizuku is pulled inside and bringing the dead back to life is never mentioned again, with the Doors purpose changing to "Making her the Empress of the [=MINDs=]."]]²** Additionally, [[spoiler:Leo apparently has a subservient contract with his [=MIND=], meaning it will eventually consume him and he will lose his free will.]] This is dropped almost immediately after it's brought up and is never mentioned again. Though Lina states immediately after that as long as he doesn't void his contract in any way, he'll be perfectly fine.²* BattleButler: Lina's MIND is her butler too.²* BadassFamily: The Albertine family, which has supposedly spent the past 200 years fighting [=MINDs=] and closing Doors to the Inner Realm. They also have Dominant contracts with their [=MINDs=], allowing them complete control over their [=MINDs=]²* BigFancyHouse: Lina's.²* {{Bishonen}}: It [[TropeTalk is mentioned in-game]] that Sana's MIND is one.²* BlandNameProduct: Rollies, which are fictional Heelies.²* BonusDungeon: The Lost Labyrinth, which becomes available after beating the game.²* CantCatchUp: Despite the LeakedExperience mechanic, characters that aren't used regularly will be behind in quite a few levels, to the point of being unusable without grinding them up to par. Though even then, they would still be weaker than the member they replaced for a while.²** Strangely though, [[spoiler:after you get your full party back at the end of Phase 6,]] the rest of your party members are instantly upgraded to the same level as your highest level character.²* CastFromHitPoints: Many abilities cost life points; magic points are rather used to keep your MIND up and running, as well as serving as a replacement for life points as they do so.²* CerebusSyndrome: Phase 6, during which [[spoiler:a Door is opened at the school and the [=MINDs=] begin attacking students. The phase ends with Shizuku being kidnapped.]] Also, Phase 9, which ends with [[spoiler:the party having to fight and kill a ten-year-old boy.]]²* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Lina.²* CoolGuns: Yoichi's weapon.²* CoolSword: Kotone & Lina's weapons certainly qualify.²* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Shizuku.]]²* DifficultyLevels: Which can severely bite you in the ass if you don't use Sana and Leo, due to Phase 6 forcing you to use them. ²%%* DungeonCrawling²* ElegantGothicLolita: Lina.²* ElementsOfNature: Like many [=RPGs=] it sports its own elemental magic:²%%** DishingOutDirt²%%** PlayingWithFire²%%** MakingASplash²%%** BlowYouAway²* EvilHand: Leo's left arm fuses with his MIND.²* FakeLongevity: [[spoiler:After Shizuku is kidnapped by Togetsu, Kanade starts giving Kei calls about where she will be next, only for the heroes to go through a new dungeon and meet one of the villains at the end, who refuses to answer their questions and dispatch some monsters to deal with them before teleporting away. It happens twice.]] ²** {{Backtracking}}: Unless you can find the "teleport spot" while exploring the floor.²** LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: You get loadings for: loading a saved game, entering/leaving a dungeon (also when moving between floors) and changing party members in the menu.²* FirstPersonPerspective: The dungeon crawling bits are done in first person.²* FunWithAcronyms: MIND stands for "Mental Inside Nobody Dolls" in the Japanese version and "Major Inner Node Displacement," in the English version.²* GameplayAutomation: There is an option to put battles on auto.²* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Phase 6 forces you to use Leo and Sana, [[spoiler:due to the situation being too urgent to get any other party members, as well as the police perimeter set around the school.]] However, there's nothing stopping you from leaving, heading to a different area, and grinding in a different dungeon. You still can't change party members, though. Even if you stop at Yoichi's agency.²* GuardianEntity: MIND's.²* GovernmentConspiracy: One that apparently exists to keep the truth about what [=MIND=] is from the public. [[spoiler:This conspiracy also kills the police inspector after he learns the truth about [=MIND=] by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill blowing him up with a car bomb.]]]]²* HeKnowsTooMuch: In the ending, [[spoiler:inspector Hioaki Kamata is killed by a car bomb to prevent him from spreading the truth about [=MIND=]s.]]²* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:After seeing practically all her classmates possessed by [=MINDs=] and turned into soulless monsters, and fearing that the same might happen to her, Shizuku preemptively asks Kei to kill her if it ever does.]]²* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: [[spoiler:Reika, despite being treated as just a pawn by [[BigBad Togetsu]], professes how she supports him so wholeheartedly that she's willing to die for him if she has to.]]²* ImplausibleHairColor: The Japanese Sana, having blonde hair. Though they might be dyed. ²* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt: The third dungeon, Lament of Death, has these.²* InformedAttribute: Yoichi is called an old man on multiple occasions, despite only being in his 30s.²* InvisibleToNormals: [=MINDs=] and the weapons associated with them are invisible to normal people.²* LazyBackup: To the point where the backup is right behind the battling party, as you can see dialog boxes pop up as they cheer you on, but like hell would they ever join in if the main party is defeated.²* LeakedExperience: Though not done very well. ²* MagicallyBindingContract: Picking a weapon enters you into a contract with a MIND.²* MarathonLevel: Lost Labyrinth has ''fifty floors.'' Luckily it's an optional post-game BonusDungeon.²* {{Meganekko}}: Kotone.²* MostCommonSuperPower: Every (grown-up) female MIND.²* NiceHat: Lina.²* NoEnding: [[spoiler:After you defeat the final boss, Shizuku (who, by this point, you have spent half the game trying to rescue) is pulled through the unsealed door to the Inner Realm because "She is going to be made the Empress of the [=MINDs=]." Togetsu laughs and says something about "Those old men must be scared shitless right now" then dies. Kei screams [[BigNO NOOO]], then the scene switches to the two cops, with their car EXPLODING for literally no reason. Only the young cop survives, also screaming [[BigNO NOOOOO.]] THEN the scene shifts to Kanade talking on the phone, then hanging up and wondering if he'll ever meet the party in person. The game finally ends with a black screen of text saying [[SequelHook "This is only the beginning."]]]]²* OffModel: As Leo's arm is fused with a demon's early in the game, he gets a new set of character sprites to match it. However, a few instances even after this happens accidentally show the "regular arm" sprites.²* PermaStubble: Yoichi.²* PhenotypeStereotype: The one non-Japanese character is blonde haired and blue-eyed.²* PointyEars: Many of the [=MIND's=] have them, especially female ones.²* PrivateDetective: Yoichi.²* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: The "heroes" [[spoiler:straight up murder a 10 year old boy working for [[BigBad Togetsu]] simply because Togetsu [[IJustWanttoHaveFriends was the first person who wanted to be friends with him.]] After his death, they fail to inform his parents (who filed a missing child report) that he died and he is never brought up again.]]²* RandomEncounters: Except for a few battles that can be seen on-screen as "enemy signs", most are random encounters.²%%* RedEyesTakeWarning²%%* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack²* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The entire ending of the game resolves nothing and sets up about 3 different plot threads, such as Shizuku supposedly being made Empress of the [=MINDs=], the inspector dying before he could tell Watanabe the truth about [=MINDs=] and the man in the white suit supposedly looking for the party on behalf of the "Old Men." The game just ends with a black text screen saying "This is only the beginning."]]²* TheStinger: [[spoiler:There's a post-credits scene where The Undertaker welcomes a new customer to her shop, mimicking her dialogue at the beginning of the game. Also, there's a scene before that of Shizuku waking up in the Inner Realm.]]²* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sana & Kotone.²* VisualNovel: Cutscenes are done in visual novel style.²* WeaponOfChoice:²** SinisterScythe: Kei's weapon.²** DualTonfas: Sana's weapon.²** AbsurdlySharpClaws: Leo's "weapon" is his MIND's left arm.²** {{Handguns}}: Yoichi's weapon.²** KatanasAreJustBetter: Kotone's weapon.²** RoyalRapier: Lina's weapon. She's also of some form of nobility.²** WhipItGood: Reika's weapon.²** KnifeNut: Kanade's weapon.²* WesternZodiac: Most enemies faced on random battles are based on them.²* WrittenSoundEffect: Attacks and summoning of the [=MINDs=] are accompanied by written sound effects.²* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:The party, who kill a ten year old boy working for [[BigBad Togetsu.]]]]²* YamatoNadeshiko: Sana points out that Kotone is everything an ideal Japanese woman should be.²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kei's blue/green hair.²* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the ending, [[spoiler:after finally finding Shizuku and defeating Togetsu, she is pulled inside a Door to the Inner Realm.]]²----


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