Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
Tropedia
157,225
pages
Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMVTransmit blue.pngRadarWikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes • (Emoticon happy.pngFunnyHeart.pngHeartwarmingSilk award star gold 3.pngAwesome) • Refridgerator.pngFridgeGroup.pngCharactersScript edit.pngFanfic RecsSkull0.pngNightmare FuelRsz 1rsz 2rsz 1shout-out icon.pngShout OutMagnifier.pngPlotGota icono.pngTear JerkerBug-silk.pngHeadscratchersHelp.pngTriviaWMGFilmRoll-small.pngRecapRainbow.pngHo YayPhoto link.pngImage LinksNyan-Cat-Original.pngMemesHaiku-wide-icon.pngHaikuLaconicLibrary science symbol .svg SourceSetting

The second game in the Ace Combat series. Released in 1997. You fly as the leader of the Special Tactical Fighter Squadron "Scarface" to thwart a rebellion across the continent of Usea.

Tropes used in Ace Combat 2 include:
  • As You Know: Crops up in a pre-flight briefing.
  • Attack Drone: Five AI-controlled Z.O.E. planes.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted with Z.O.E. Squadron, where the Commander and not the General gets to be the Final Boss with the superfighter. See Common Ranks for why this is a subversion.
    • Not necessarily. Commander most likely in this case refers to Supreme Commander, which is a title of absolute authority over all combat forces used by some nations. In AC4, the title of the Erusian dictator is Supreme Commander.
  • Badass Back: The Z.O.E. Commander's FALKEN can fire missiles backwards. Truth in Television: Some of the latest AAMs, like the Python 4/5 or AA-11/R-73, have a 360-degree targetting capability.
  • Non Sequitur Scene: In-Universe. Ace Combat 2 had the series' first two superfighters, the ADF-01 FALKEN and the XFA-27. Neither were important to the plot at all: the XFA-27 would unceremoniously become available for purchase after a certain mission in an Extra mode playthrough, and the FALKEN was an optional boss who only appeared if you shot down the other four Z.O.E. planes across the campaign and was only set apart from any other enemy by the ability to launch missiles backwards.
  • Heroic Mime: Only very slightly subverted - Scarface One talks, but only when requesting assistance during landings.
  • Mook Maker: Some enemy bases do this.
  • NGO Superpower: A continent-wide rebellion.
  • Shout-Out: Two of the enemy aces early on are "Tallman" and "Metal Sphere".
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Some of the songs qualify, though not intentionally. It's still an arcade game through and through, but some of the mission's music sound a little too cheerful and peppy for the situation. Almost J Pop type music.
  • Stealth-Based Mission: Subverted in one mission, where you're supposed to stay low to avoid radar contact, but you don't fail the mission immediately if you fly too high.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: Averted. You're fighting for the government.
  • Video Game Remake: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy.
Advertisement