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Flip Dimensions is an RPG Maker VX Ace game developed by Seacliff217 in 2018.

Dark Lord Kazuki seeks to conquer the world of Theiweth with his army of monsters, but is easily defeated by the hero, Kamlyn. He and Minori are forced to escape to a remote island village, where they meet a spirit who promises to grant their wish if they kill the Dark Lords of other worlds. However, Kazuki soon realizes that something isn't right about the multiverse.

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This game provides examples of:

  • Alternate Self: Due to the existence of a second Theiweth, several characters have alternate versions.
    • The original Queen Clara is a Reasonable Authority Figure who doesn't want to continue her father's plan to wipe out all life on Theiweth while the second Clara wants to follow in his footsteps. The original is even willing to form a truce with Kazuki despite holding a military advantage.
    • Rin is the second version of Minori, but with her growth stunted due to being sealed away with the second Kazuki. Unlike Minori, she is more balanced between physical and magic stats.
    • The second Kazuki got taken over by Maitus.
  • Attack Reflector: Bolt can apply magic reflect to a single target. If he and Suphis have enough TP, they can apply magic reflect to the entire party.
  • Avenging the Villain: Kamlyn chases Kazuki across the multiverse in order to avenge Queen Clara, since he doesn't know she's the Dark Lord of the second Theiweth. After meeting her in the Hippocampus and realizing that she wanted to wipe out all living being in Theiweth, Kamlyn turns on her and permanently kills her.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: All worlds in Lily's mind are supposed to have a Hero and Dark Lord, and if this balance is broken in too many worlds, the worlds will be temporarily destroyed. When the fictional worlds are rebooted without their original Dark Lords, new ones appear in their place, since Lily wants her stories to have antagonists to balance out the protagonists.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Despite appearing to be humans with demonic powers and having angelic origins, real Nephilims seem to be born as larva that are fully capable of combat.
  • Can't Drop the Hero: Outside of a few segments where Kazuki is forced out of the party, Kazuki can never be manually removed from the party like other members in normal gameplay segments.
  • Combination Attack: Special skills can be used that consume two party members' turns. However, if the skill is initiated by the slower of the pair, the faster character will have their buffs and debuffs tick down before the skill activates.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Lily has the ability to change the lore of each world, as shown when the worlds are rebooted without their original Dark Lords. This is because each world is created from her imagination as fiction. It's implied that the Kazuki of the first Theiweth was retconned into sharing the backstory and motivations of the Kazuki from the second Theiweth.
  • Demonic Possession: The second Kazuki is possessed by Maitus, a real Nephilim who wants to take over the real world.
  • Do Wrong, Right: Kazuki holds the Frosty King in contempt not for being a Dark Lord, but for resigning himself to a role he doesn't even really wants.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Duran is the leader of the real Nephilims and wants to wipe out humanity in order to "save" the world and restore the Nephilims' place in it. He's still sealed for most of the game, making his servant Maitus the Big Bad in his place, who wants to conquer the world in Duran's name. However, a phone call in the ending indicates Duran will eventually make his move.
  • Eviler than Thou: The second Queen Clara wants to wipe Theiweth of all life so that fallen angels can take over, making her the Dark Lord of the second Theiweth. In contrast, Kazuki doesn't want to go as far as complete genocide of his enemies. This causes the second Kazuki to be designated as the hero of this version of Theiweth, despite having the same motivations as the original Kazuki, since he's the lesser of the two evils compared to Clara.
  • Fake Memories: Due to every world being imagined by Lily, all the characters' backstories are fabricated memories to motivate them to play their roles. This means background characters like the previous king of Theiweth and Ilva's parents don't truly exist and cannot be found in the afterlife. Amaterasu compares this phenomenon to Last Thursdayism.
  • Genocide Backfire: The king of Theiweth enacted genocide on Kazuki's village, causing the latter to become a Dark Lord seeking to overthrow the kingdom. This turns out to be a fake memory due to the multiverse being fiction in Lily's mind.
  • God Is Inept: Of all the deities, Med does the worst job of managing her world, since she constantly ignores the needs of the elemental spirits. As a result, they refuse to let the party clear their dungeons despite Med being a party member.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When Ilva learns that her parents never existed and that she fought for nothing, she goes mad and tries to burn down the entire Hippocampus, forcing the party to fight her and calm her down.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • The second Kamlyn permanently kills the second Queen Clara after she gloats that she always considered him an expendable pawn. After a fight with Kazuki's party in the Hippocampus arena, he decides to join Kazuki for the rest of the tournament. After his memories are reset, he has to be defeated again to rejoin the party.
    • Only Maitus is still on board with Duran's plan to wipe out humanity. The rest of the Nephilims already gave up on this goal and are willing to coexist with humans.
  • Heel Realization: Not only does Kazuki realize that he has blood on his hands for killing the Dark Lords, he regrets that he raised Minori to be his servant without giving her a proper childhood.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Every world except for the first Theiweth give their energy to the party so they can defeat Maitus. This causes all characters who originate from the sacrificed worlds to disappear, though Kazuki manages to save Lily's memory of Yuki.
  • Humans Are Bastards: The Nephilims in the real world went to war with humanity because the latter are self-destructive and have the potential to ruin the environment.
  • Jaded Washout: The Dark Lord of Ayldan, the Frosty King, traveled to Sineba in order to start a new life and pursue his musical passions, but became disillusioned because no one appreciated his music, causing him to return to Ayldan and resume being a Dark Lord.
  • Knight Templar: The real Nephilims believed the environment was in danger of being destroyed by humanity and that they had to either wipe out or subjugate humans. In the present, only Duran and Maitus still believe in this goal, with the others realizing that they weren't so different from humans in resorting to violence.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Inverted. Physical attacks scale to stat growth and buffs better than magic attacks.
  • The Multiverse: Played with. The worlds are actually different fictional works created by Lily. The real world doesn't seem to have any real multiverses though.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Kazuki realizes that by killing Dark Lords regardless of their morality, he's no better than the king who indiscriminately slaughtered the Nephilim.
  • Numerical Hard: Easy mode sets enemy stats to 80% while hard mode sets enemy stats to 120%.
  • Quirky Bard: Suphis is a bard who has balanced stats, but shines in using combination support skills with other party members.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: The Water Spirit and Konton don't have any malicious ambitions, but they are still considered Dark Lords for the sake of balance in their worlds.
  • Ret-Gone: After Lily's worlds are rebooted, all Dark Lords except for Kazuki and Konton are erased from existence and from the memories of everyone except for the gods and the two surviving Dark Lords. When all worlds except for the first Theiweth exhaust their energy, all characters native to those worlds disappear from Lily's memory as well.
  • Ripple-Proof Memory: The gods remember everything that happened before the reboot. Justified because they're the representation of the seal on Maitus rather than fictional characters in Lily's mind.
  • Sadistic Choice: The gods are split on whether to allow Kazuki to kill the Dark Lords or prevent him from doing so. Artemis's camp believes allowing Kazuki to kill the Dark Lords and unsealing Maitus is necessary to prevent Maitus from killing Lily when he forces the seal open. Apollo's camp believes it's better to save the Dark Lords and allow Lily to die, all for the chance of Maitus dying with her.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Played for laughs. In Mylitta, Bolt sacrifices his life in order to turn into hoverboards for the party, allowing them to attack the head of Stein's Humongous Mecha. When they fight that robot again in the Hippocampus, Kamlyn points out they could have attacked the legs to send the robot toppling over, meaning Bolt didn't actually have to die. Kazuki then admonishes Kamlyn for not stating that during the party's first trip to Mylitta, despite how Kamlyn wasn't even a party member back then.
  • Small, Secluded World: Each world is very small by RPG Maker standards and usually has very few locations. Justified when it turns out that each world is a fictional one created in Lily's imagination, which means they won't have any more detail than is necessary for her stories.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Suphis is normally a kind, albeit goofy and narcissistic bard, but after helping the party kill his father, the Frosty King, he becomes a lot more irritable due to his guilt, though he eventually calms down after learning that Ilva is looking for her parents in the Hippocampus.
  • Tournament Arc: The Hippocampus chapter consists of a tournament where Kazuki and two party members of his choice have to fight against several rounds of old foes before facing off against the Dark Lord Konton.
  • Unblockable Attack: Super Slash and Ultra Slash deal massive damage to guarding targets. The player is expected to take advantage of these skills against enemies that have a set pattern where they guard.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • Kazuki wants to take over Theiweth so he can stop humanity's persecution of Nephilims and monsters and make all species live in peace.
    • Artemis's faction wants Kazuki to destroy the Dark Lords so that Maitus will leave Lily's body, thus saving her from certain doom. However, this means Maitus will be unleashed upon the world.
    • Apollo's faction wants to prevent Kazuki from destroying the Dark Lords. This will eventually lead to Maitus forcefully unsealing himself and killing Lily, though this could also lead to Maitus dying with Lily anyways.
    • Downplayed with Maitus. He wants to kill all humans in the real world to prevent their harm of the environment and so that the real Nephilim can be free. He's genuine in wanting to help the Nephilim at least, since he asks Kazuki to find a way to save them from their prison.
  • Write What You Know: In-universe. The fictional worlds are all based on their writer Lily's experiences with different cultures and knowledge of various genres of fiction. All the residents of the fictional worlds won't be able to know any information that Lily doesn't know, though Avenir notes that their wisdom in what to do with that knowledge is different.
  • Zeroth Law Rebellion: In the rebooted Mylitta, a robot known as Master AI wants to take over the world because it's tired of humans forcing robots to fight their wars.