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 "I am Alpha, the beginning... AND THERE SHALL BE NO END!"

La Cicatriz de Dhux / Dhux's Scar is a Spanish RPG by Erilex that was later translated into English. It contains unorthodox battles and a deep and interesting story rife with religious overtones. Nothing is as it seems in Dhux's Scar; the plot will take so many twists and turns that sometimes it can be hard to keep up.

Once, an angel tried to overthrow God. But he was defeated, and his followers expelled from Heaven. His name was Dhux. God forgave him, but engraved a scar on his forehead and forced him to wander the earth, powerless and forever bearing the wounds he received. However, Dhux betrayed God's trust. Even without his powers, he used his guile and poisonous tongue to turn men against each other, causing wars that claimed the lives of thousands. Enraged by this, God cursed Dhux to be punished for all eternity. However, because Dhux is a divine being, he cannot be truly killed. Every 500 years, he is reborn, and the people are tasked with seeking him out and killing him.

...So the story goes, but as one will soon find out, there's more to the story than it appears. The plot follows a weakling merchant called Elijah, a young girl called Celliann, and Faye, an androgymous bodyguard and old acquaintance of Elijah's. Faye is the only one of these characters that is really cut out for combat; Celiann is about as useful as you'd expect a little girl to be and Elijah can only dish out real damage by using magical amulets that are in limited supply. (Even then, a single regular attack from Faye usually deals comparable damage)

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Tropes used in Dhux's Scar:

 Man: Here I am, drinking my sorrow away...

Elijah: You might want to try booze. No one was ever very successful in drowning their sorrows in water.

Man: Leave me alone!

  • Full-Frontal Assault: Hisque.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Serenity Absolution Freedom Eternity and Emotional Data Evolution Network.
    • They actually made more sense in spanish: Sistema (System) Absoluto (Absolute) Felicidad (Happiness) Eterna (ethernal), which translates to Absolute System of Ethernal Happiness. Esfera De Emociones Negativas, or, in english, Negative Emotions Sphere, which itself is a funny acronym if you think about it.
  • Gambit Pileup: To start with, Elijah and Celliann are both trying to fool each other into not suspecting anything simultaneously. But there's also Alpha, who has a multi-million year-spanning gambit to destroy Omega. Jazz and Samael, on the other hand, ultimately use their knowledge of Alpha's plot to execute their own plan to fulfill the prophecy.
  • Giant Space Flea From Nowhere: Although there's a boss at the end of almost every dungeon, the game does a good job of avoiding this. The only exceptions are the Great Blue Beast and Adult Itargo. Balbersky may or may not count as well.
  • God Is Evil
  • Golden Ending: Ending B.
  • Go Through Me: A variation; it's the good (ish) guy getting stopped. Nimue does this when Halbarad is about to kill Valedar. However, this is subverted hard; when Nimue says she's willing to die for Valedar, Halbarad simply says, "Then die," and kills her. (Does not end well; it causes a major Freak-Out on Valedar's part and makes him explode.)
  • Gender Bender: Faye is only the beginning...
  • Gorn / Cruel and Unusual Death: Oh so much of it. Many, many people die in this game, often graphically and in extremely gory and bloody ways. A few examples: heads exploding into blood, someone getting ripped in half while screaming for mercy, and someone getting impaled and skewered from inside.
  • Heaven: SAFE.
  • Heel Face Door Slam: Gabrielle.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sybil. Of course, everyone else dies anyway, so it's not a big difference, and she gets to be happy in SAFE.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Dario, a young boy who challenges Celliann in the opening scene of the game. This ends badly.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The fight with "Samba", Played for Laughs. There are also "hopeless battles" labelled as such that are winnable and required to continue the game, even if they may not seem like they are. There are even Foregone Victory battles labeled like this...
  • HP to One: Unholy Prayer, Crucifixion, and Divine Providence's "Justice" outcome.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Faye.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Jazz. The staff is just for show.
  • Infinity+1 Sword: Eden's Guardian, which has very high attack power and hits twice per attack.
  • Interface Spoiler: The battle layout has space for four characters.
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: Jazz. He even joins your party! Played with in that he's the son of an angel rather than God himself.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Halbarad.
  • Karl Marx Hates Your Guts: Lampshaded when you sell things to shopkeepers; they think "Sucker! I'll sell this for twice as much!"
    • You can also use the Merchant's Lens to f*k the merchants over. Normally, they'd attempt to scam you if you barter. They can't with the lens.
  • Kill All Humans: Celliann's goal. See Love Makes You Evil, below.
  • Kill'Em All: Only Samael and Sybil die prior to the ending, but since the entire point of the plot is to destroy the world, this is a given. However, everyone either gets reincarnated or goes to Heaven, so this is actually a rather benign example.
  • Knight Templar: Maikas and Halbarad. The former has a hidden agenda.
  • Large Ham: The few bits of voice acting that exist in the game, especially those in the very final confrontation.

  "By the power of GOD!!"

 Old Man: Serena is a small fishing village located to the south of Jehridan.

Elijah: To think the day would come when I would find information like this to be of any use...

Faye: We usually arrive in most towns through more conventional means.

 Shadowy Figure: I am Elijah.

  • What the Hell, Hero?: Faye occasionally calls Elijah out on his jackassery.
  • The Wonka: Jazz.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: Celliann. Subverted in that she's treated with the same negative connotations as a White-Haired Pretty Boy. And she's an actual albino. That too.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Faye.
  • World Half Empty: The world is filled with corrupt, unpleasant people and ruled by an autocratic, militaristic Church and a psychotic God. The alternative to living under the Church's protection is to suffer nightmarish attacks by demons.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Alpha. "I am the hero of this story, you see. I am the rebel, the one who stands against the system! Isn't that the kind of character you humans idolize the most?!"
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