Variations of Press Turn would go on to be adopted in multiple later Mega Ten games, such as the "One More!
is a role-playing game in the Megami Tensei series developed by Atlus for the Nintendo DS.
Thematically, the series emphasises following your own beliefs: plots tend to revolve around the forces of Order and Chaos battling it out for supremacy, and you are generally given complete freedom in deciding which side is "right". Elemental affinities, buffing and debuffing are far more effective than in most JRPGs and can make or break battles.
If neither side takes your fancy, you can even kick both their butts and declare yourself as supreme ruler. In an aversion of Useless Useful Spell, instant death and ailment attacks are both effective and encouraged further introduced the Press Turn battle system to the series, where hitting an enemy's elemental weakness would reward you with more actions while hitting their elemental strengths would cost you actions.
If the cosmic entity is incomprehensible and it brought a grand scale horror upon the universe, it's a Cosmic Horror Story. For a more subjective version, see Designated Monkey.
Compare Born Unlucky, Weirdness Magnet and No Fourth Wall. If the character arguably deserves mistreatment by the universe, they might be the victim of Call It Karma, Contrived Coincidence, an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, or a Jerkass Woobie.
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