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  • Anticlimax Boss:
    • Cleon, surprisingly enough. The story makes him up to be quite the foe, and he could have been if he'd been fought with a one or two man party like many other bosses, but instead he had the misfortune of fighting Valkyrie who flatly ignores his signature ability. If you even have to heal once during this battle it's because the mooks beforehand left you injured. (Of course he gets another go at it soon after).
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    • Cari, especially given what comes immediately before and after, but that was a given considering her powerset and role in the story.
    • His attacks are pretty devastating, but the final boss battle with Ketsu is much shorter than the battle immediately before against Ariel, and you get a full heal and an 11th-Hour Superpower buff partway in.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Most of the battle themes, particularly "No Education", "A Toccata Into Blood Soaked Darkness", and "Shroud vs. Sparrow".
    • Considering that a lot of the soundtrack comes from Crowning Music factories like Apocalypticanote , Nightwish, and Sonata Arctica, this isn't entirely surprising.
  • Demonic Spiders: During the last chapter Valkyrie has to fight several huge groups of mooks. One would think that her new powers would make this a Curb-Stomp Battle, and indeed they're barely capable of scratching her with any of their attacks, but every one of them can choose to heal almost as much damage as she can dish out in one turn at any time they feel like it, either for individuals or the whole group. Or throw up a shield that greatly reduces how much damage she can do, exacerbating the healing problem. And the group healing spell also cures all status effects.
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  • Goddamned Bats: You will learn to hate the bats that creep around in the Gallian Church in the first arc of the game.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Solik.
  • Ship Tease: Combined with Minion Shipping. Danika's flashback suggests that Torin may have been more than just a friend to her.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Several in later arcs. Andau's death, Rana's betrayal and Laurel getting her wings are powerful moments, but the most moving scene in the game is arguably The Rain of Fire scene, where all the races on Solest put aside centuries of conflict to help each other in the wake of the disaster. All the more sad because it doesn't last.
    • When Gino died! This troper was holding back tears.
    • Gabriella's exile from her academy after Andau turns her. She may been a bigoted bitch while human, but seeing everyone she knew and loved completely turn on her actually makes you feel sorry for her.
  • That One Boss:
    • Danika.
    • The battle against the three Lieutenants (Danika, Cleon and Voyd).
    • The long battle against Ariel and her summons.


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