Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

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Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby SCP173music » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:57 am

What were they in the game for exactly. and how come people fell into comas if they got data drained by them.
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Re: Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby Xu Yuan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:20 am

The Eight Phases are basically "limbs" of Morganna, would probably be the best way to think about it and since they can be considered as such, they are eight crucial components to "The World"'s smooth operation during Morganna's reign. People fall into comas because the nature of boundaries (Liminality) becomes distorted, the player's mind is more or less drawn into the game and is then prey to whatever Morganna wants done. This is partially unconfirmed but I think it works something like this, I'll make my argument using examples throughout the medias...

The Phase fields are mentioned in //Another Birth as having a hold on the person's mental state. BlackRose mentions that she felt a shudder run through her when Skeith struck her with his staff, this shows that the Phase fields are likely a place where the boundaries become less tangible. This is also noted in //SIGN, Mimiru and Bear specifically mention that Bitter Fantasy Mirror World feels "different" as if it is outside "some sort of boundary" clearly not a Phase field (since Mimiru and Bear both die there) but Mimiru did feel as if Bear's hand was slippery with sweat when he dived to save her from falling.

Again, while not blatantly said I think that Mai's power of being able to hear the "Bell" allowed her to avoid falling into the Phase field the second time around. (I'm still not sure how she awoke the first time, it may be she wasn't immersed enough to allow herself to fall into that trap) and I think we get a pretty good view of the player when they are trapped in a Phase field with the example of Tokuoka, who was clearly in battle with Skeith when he lost consciousness and his constant button presses implies that he was still fighting, rather than having lost.

Morganna only Data Drains people who get too close to the truth or can supply a purpose. It's hinted that the Bracelets inside the Guardians likely possess a prototype of Data Drain as they only cause collapses and foggy memory. Tsukasa was necessary as the copies were apparently not working to merge with Aura's psyche whether this was Data Drain or not is unknown to me. Sora betrayed her and allowed the party to get away, his Data Drain was different from the others though. (likely owing to it being the first one aside from possibly Harald) in that he was trapped in the game like Tsukasa, but he still had some measure of control (again, like Tsukasa) but Skeith could be activated at any moment.

Interestingly Sieg, Alf, and Carl all had dealings with Sora throughout //ZERO. It is possible however that Kazu had Really bad luck. Since Shugo's player was friends with the Hayami family when they were young he played on Kazu's character for a time and there he met the child Aura. It is possible that Shugo inadvertently got Kazu Data Drained because of his previous dealings with Aura.
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Re: Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby SCP173music » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:09 am

Xu Yuan wrote:The Eight Phases are basically "limbs" of Morganna, would probably be the best way to think about it and since they can be considered as such, they are eight crucial components to "The World"'s smooth operation during Morganna's reign.


Interesting. So, how were they made? And how come cubia didnt **** them up considering they were just as abnormal as kites breacelet and were causing disruptions, and Cubia was a defense mechagnism made by harold.
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Re: Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby Falions » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:11 am

SCP173music wrote:
Xu Yuan wrote:The Eight Phases are basically "limbs" of Morganna, would probably be the best way to think about it and since they can be considered as such, they are eight crucial components to "The World"'s smooth operation during Morganna's reign.


Interesting. So, how were they made? And how come cubia didnt **** them up considering they were just as abnormal as kites breacelet and were causing disruptions, and Cubia was a defense mechagnism made by harold.


Either the Phases were recognized as safe by Cubia and/or Harald, or Cubia only focuses on eliminating things that can actually alter the games code, which the bracelet does. (Though I do remember every phase having a data drain ability.)

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Re: Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby Xu Yuan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:58 am

//XXXX actually does have Cubia purifying the Phases since he takes the form of a PC in that defeating Innis though that isn't canon.

The Phases are seen as normal functioning parts of the program and for good reason, Harald built them into his Black Box program as necessities for "The World" to run which is why their destruction causes such a large amount of data corruption throughout "The World". This is circumvented by Aura when she fully awakes.
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Re: Purpose on the 8 phases in first 4 games.

Postby SCP173music » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:40 pm

Xu Yuan wrote://XXXX actually does have Cubia purifying the Phases since he takes the form of a PC in that defeating Innis though that isn't canon.

The Phases are seen as normal functioning parts of the program and for good reason, Harald built them into his Black Box program as necessities for "The World" to run which is why their destruction causes such a large amount of data corruption throughout "The World". This is circumvented by Aura when she fully awakes.


I see. I just learned a whole lot of the 8 phases.
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