Sora & Sham (Cuties)
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Sora & Sham (Cuties) (ソラ＆シャム（アイドル) Sora & Shamu (Aidoru)), also referred as just Cuties, are one of the playable characters in 100% Orange Juice!. They were added to the game in DLC 21 and are both the first dual-character that does not feature any switch between the two characters and the first DLC to only feature a single unit. Sham and Sora both originate from the game Sora, where both were close friends before the start of the game.
- Can only choose Stars Norma. (Chosen automatically when the player lands on a panel)
- When using an Event card that hasn't been previously used by you, gain 1 stack of Events Crashed: Gain [1 x number of stacks] additional stars from all sources.
- In battle, randomly gain either +1 ATK or +1 DEF.
Ready to perform a live concert with music and dance, the Cuties are the idol version ofand , featuring a mix of each other's original stats. A powerful duo, the Cuties feature a below average health stat of 4, a boosted evasion stat, neutral recovery, and passive that provides a bonus +1 buff to attack or defense randomly every battle. As a result, the player will essentially be using either Sora or Sham every combat phase, both of whom are strong characters. This provides the duo with both survivability through a boosted evasion and defense and a decent amount of attack power when they receive extra attack. Either way, the Cuties benefit greatly by having no negative stats to compensate for their lackluster health pool, making them a force to be reckoned with. The duo also has a powerful secondary passive which enables them to gain additional stars for every different event card the player activates, when they receive stars from any source. While the effect may seem minimal, it can enable the Cuties to amass stars quickly, as each chapter start will have an extra boost as will each panel and card effect that grants stars. The stacks of Events Crashed also never deplete which makes the effect that much more powerful over time, especially if begun early in the game. The effect being based on event cards is also beneficial, as there are often multiple ones in the deck, and the player can bring weaker cards like to feed the passive with little risk to themselves. The Cuties also feature an extremely powerful hyper card this if used correctly can provide them with mountains of stars during the end game.
While very strong, the Cuties are not without their faults. Like any 4 hp character with only an evasion stat to rely on, the Cuties are very susceptible to Tomomo's Abyss where combat and wins often plays a big role.panels, if the player does not receive +1 defense. Likewise, since the bonus stats are provided at random, they may not give the stat the player needs at the time such as defense during an assault and vice versa. Also, given that the stat boosts are only +1s, they may prove to give extremely exciting results or barely help at all depending on the player's luck. The Cuties also are unable to use wins norma which, while better than the , can be a problem on boards like
Unlock Info[edit source]
- Automatically unlocked if DLC 21 is owned.
- +Always has 2 of 3 above average stats
- +Excellent passives
- +Very powerful low level Hyper
- -Below average HP stat
- -Hyper requires effective timing and becomes more expensive with each level
- -Passive restricts wins norma, making it more difficult to win in some situations
Cuties' Hyper is Special Stage. When activated, the unit will receive stocks of "Live Mode" equal to their norma at the time of activation. In this mode, the unit will be unchallengeable to battle but can challenge others, untargetable by boost cards, has a -3 movement roll, will only be able to triggerand panels, and be unable to play cards. Opponents within a 2-panel radius of the unit at the end of their turn will pay the unit 5 stars for each of the unit's norma level. Either way, the longer the player can keep an opponent nearby, the more stars the player can steal.
Special Stage is one of the greatest star-draining cards in the entire game, with the possibility to steal even more stars than Vortex where the effect is almost impossible to dodge. The player can also use the card viciously on larger boards like White Winter where the long walk to a player's home panel can force the opponent to walk through the hyper to avoid missing their norma. In short, the goal of the player will be to steal from the opponent as many times as they can, which can only be accomplished if the player is already close by at the time of activation. Another great aspect of the hyper is that it is very easy to make a star profit with the card, as the player only needs to steal from 2 characters or 1 character twice to recover the cost of the card. Better yet, the card is based on the player's level, not the opponent's, and thus enables the player better control over the card's effect. The player can also take advantage of the invincibility the card provides if they wait until norma 4 to activate the hyper, as it will provide full protection from the panels for 4 turns. This may even give the player the opportunity to KO the boss if the other players have already faced it multiple times while the player was in Live Mode.As to be expected, the card is far from perfect. The greatest disadvantage to Special Stage is the timing and luck aspect required to get the card to work well. If the player is particularly unlucky, they may time the hyper poorly enough that they don't make the cost back. Likewise, if the opponents roll high or use . Unlike Ubiquitous, however, the card requires more thought, as the timing of the card's activation will determine how well the card performs. In order to yield the best results from the card, the player will need to activate the card when opponents will be near the player soon. This can be accomplished by activating the card when there are KO'd players recovering nearby, when the player is heading down a path that their opponents must follow to get to their , or by using the hyper on a compact/commonly crossed section of the board. While the hyper cannot steal from KO'd players, it can the moment they recover. Special Stage is also infamous on small boards like , they can easily escape the hyper's effect. Similarly, cards like and field events like can easily enable opponents to escape the hyper's range. Consequently, the hyper works very poorly on boards with an abundance of panels and can be hard to use on boards like Star Circuit where the panel spacing and lack of path diversity can make the hyper difficult to time well. In a different but equally poor scenario, if the player activates the card when they are at 1-2 HP, opponents may follow the player on purpose, accepting the star loss, but waiting for the stocks to run out so that they can KO the player and get their stars and more back. This problem is more common with bullies and in particular , as the opponent will not care about stars as much.
- Playing As Sora & Sham (Cuties)
- is often best used later in the game, given that it takes more stars and protects for more turns. As a result, is advised as it can substantially reduce the price of using the hyper and make it easier to gain a star profit.
- is a particularly good event for the Cuties as the card itself counts toward their passive ability as does the card it activates, giving the player 2 stacks of Events Crashed (assuming the random event card called hasn't already been played the cuties).
- Events cards that aren't particularly deadly/useful for opponents and are cheap are generally the best. This includes, , , , , and . The latter 2 run the risk of backfiring however.
- Arguably, one of the best event cards for the Cuties is . If well-timed or accidentally triggered by an opponent using it can cause every opponent to be in range of .
- Playing Against Sora & Sham (Cuties)
- The player should mainly be concerned about the Cuties' hyper more than anything else. The player should either try to stay away from tight sections of panels and the Cuties themselves in the late game or quickly KO them to avoid their hyper's activation.
- and are both viable counters as they will aid the player in escaping from .
- can be one of the best or worst counters to the Cuties hyper depending on the player's luck. On a large field, the result can often be devastating for the Cuties, if it puts everyone far away from them. Likewise, in the worst-case scenario, it will move everyone closer to them.
- Certain characters with event hypers that do damage such as , , and can be used to KO the cuties while their hyper is active. Special Stage only protects them from targeted boost cards.
- and allows the player to battle Cuties while they're in Live Mode.
Recommended Cards[edit source]
Counter Cards[edit source]
|Ultimate Duet||Play 10 games as Sora & Sham (Cuties)|
|Full House||As Sora & Sham (Cuties), useto steal stars from three different opponents.|
|A New Star is Born||As, use Sora & Sham (Cuties)'s hyper.|
- Unlike , the Cuties do not feature full customization, meaning only the hair colors can be different between the two charatcers. All other cometics and colors will be set for both characters as one unit.
Voice Lines[edit source]
|Rolling||▶️||(Sham) "On three, okay?"
|▶️||(Sham) "Three, two, one!"
(Sora) "Three, two, one."
|▶️||(Sham) "Go roll!"||シャム「コロコロっと！」|
|Using a Card||▶️||(Sham) "What do you think of this one?"
(Sora) "I think it's a good idea."
|▶️||(Sham) "Hey, we wanna play this?"
(Sora) "Yes, let's do it."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, we should use this."
(Sham) "Oh, that seems pretty good."
|▶️||(Sora) "Can we use this?"
(Sham) "Of course!"
|Placing Trap||▶️||(Sham) "This is how you set a trap. Got it?"
|▶️||(Sham) "Why not set a trap here?"
(Sora) "I-is that okay?"
|▶️||(Sham) "Which one do you wanna set?"
(Sora) "How about this one?"
|▶️||(Sora) "I feel like we're doing something bad."
|Using Battle Card||▶️||(Sham) "Let's work together using this card!"||シャム「ここは私とソラとカードの力で！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "No holding back, okay!"
|▶️||(Sora) "With you, I can probably..."
(Sham) "Yeah, you can shine a whole lot more!"
|▶️||(Sora) "I'll do this!"||ソラ「やってみますっ」|
|Using Hyper Card||▶️||(Sora) "Look at us"
|Reviving||▶️||(Sham) "Oww, that hurt."
(Sora) "Sham, are you all right?"
|▶️||(Sham) "Sora, take my hand."
(Sora) "Thank you."
|▶️||(Sora) "We have no time to feel down."
(Sham) "Right on!"
|▶️||(Sham) "All right, let's perform another song!"
(Sora) "I'll do my best!"
|Revive Failed||▶️||(Sham) "Cool-off time..."||シャム「クールタイム…」|
|▶️||(Sham) "O-our fans are waiting for us..."||シャム「み みんなの声援に答えなきゃ…」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I'm sure... I can dance more."||ソラ「僕もまだ… 踊れるはず」|
|▶️||(Sora) "*pant pant*"||ソラ「はぁはぁ…」|
|(Attack)/Snowball Attack||▶️||(Sora) "Just like we practiced...!"||ソラ「練習したとおりに…！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "L-like this?"
(Sham) "Looking good!"
|▶️||(Sham) "Here we come!"||シャム「いっくよー！」|
(Sora) "Yes, I know what to do!"
|Field Damage||▶️||(Sham) "Whoa."||シャム「わっとと」|
|▶️||(Sham) "I messed up!"||シャム「ミスった！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I lost my balance..."||ソラ「バランスが…っ」|
|Healing||▶️||(Sham) "Resupply time."||シャム「補給補給っと」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Sora, open your mouth wide."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, open your mouth."
(Sham) "Uhihi, aaang."
|▶️||(Sham) "I can dance more!"
(Sora) "So can I."
|Warping||▶️||(Sham) "Oh no!"
(Sora) "Sham, hold my hand."
(Sham) "Sora, grab your skirt!"
|▶️||(Sham) "My hair!"||シャム「髪が乱れるぅっ」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Is this some kind of a prank?"||ソラ「ドッキリですか？」|
|KO'd in Field||▶️||(Sham) "Let's take a little break, shall we?"
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, are you okay?"
(Sham) "Yeah, I just need some rest..."
|▶️||(Sham) "We messed up..."
(Sora) "Now we did it..."
|Battle (Attacker)||▶️||(Sham) "This is an idol battle!"||シャム「可愛者（アイドル）勝負だ！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "We battle to decide who's cuter!"||シャム「どっちが可愛いかバトルだよ！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "How about a... singing competition with me?"||ソラ「お歌で勝負… しますか？」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Let's fight fair and square."||ソラ「よろしくお願いします」|
|Battle (Defender)||▶️||(Sham) "Oh, I think you're one of my fans?"||シャム「お 私のファンかな？」|
|▶️||(Sham) "I see your love is burning hot!"||シャム「熱烈な愛だね！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "U-um, I'm told idols aren't allowed to act aggressively..."||ソラ「え えっと 可愛者（アイドル）は暴力NGって…」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I-I'm up for a dance-off... Not that I'm too confident, though."||ソラ「だ ダンス勝負なら… あんまり自信ないですけど」|
(Sora) "I am!"
(Sham) "I got this!"
|Light Damage||▶️||(Sham) "Puheh!"||シャム「ぷへっ」|
|Heavy Damage||▶️||(Sham) "Not my face!"||シャム「顔はやめろぅっ」|
|▶️||(Sham) "No means no!"||シャム「だめだってば」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I can't get my dress messy..."||ソラ「衣装を汚すわけには…っ」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Please don't mess up my hair..."||ソラ「髪くしゃくしゃになっちゃいます…」|
|Evading||▶️||(Sham) "Look at my splendid dance steps!"||シャム「華麗なステップ！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "In rhythm with the music."||ソラ「リズムを合わせて」|
|▶️||(Sora) "My body feels light."||ソラ「体が軽いです」|
|Winning in Battle||▶️||(Sham) "We are..."
(Sora) "...Ultimate Weapon Girls!"
|▶️||(Sham) "What you see around us is..."
(Sora) "...The glow of idols!"
|▶️||(Sora) "I'm starting to have fun now."
(Sham) "We're doing awesome, Sora."
|▶️||(Sora) "D-did we pull it off?"
|KO'd in Battle/Losing Game||▶️||(Sham) "Uuu..."||シャム「うぅー…」|
|▶️||(Sham) "How dare you attack an idol?!"||シャム「可愛者（アイドル）殴るなんてぇっ」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I'm so messed up now..."||ソラ「くしゃくしゃです…」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I'm sorry..."||ソラ「ごめんなさい…」|
|Bonus Panel||▶️||(Sham) "Wow, look at them glittering!"||シャム「うぉー キラキラ！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "One day, we'll be stars, too!"||シャム「私たちもいつかスターに！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "They're glittering..."||ソラ「キラキラ…」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, let me decorate your hair with one of these."||ソラ「シャムの髪にお一つ飾ってみましょうか」|
|Drop Panel||▶️||(Sham) "Noo! Don't lose your sparkle!"||シャム「のわー！ 輝きを失わないで！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "They were our ticket to stardom!"||シャム「スターへの道が！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "The stars are gone...!"||ソラ「スターが消えちゃう…っ」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Uuu... I can't believe this..."||ソラ「うぅ… そんな…」|
|Stepping on Trap||▶️||(Sora) "Sham, look out!"
(Sham) "Whoa! A trap!?"
|▶️||(Sham) "Sora, watch out!"
(Sora) "Huh? Wah! Wah!"
ソラ「え？ わっ わっ」
|▶️||(Sham) "Huh? Is that some kind of prank?"||シャム「えっ？ ドッキリ？」|
|▶️||(Sora) "They say this this is something idols must avoid...!"||ソラ「こういうのNGらしいんですけど…っ」|
|Boss Panel||▶️||(Sham) "Idols need rivals..."||シャム「ライバルあってこその可愛者（アイドル）…」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Fufu, things are just getting interesting."
(Sora) "Sham, what a cool thing to say..."
|▶️||(Sora) "Something came out."
(Sham) "Time to show off our skills to handle trouble."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, idols don't run away from difficulties, right?"||ソラ「困難を乗り越えてこそ 可愛者（アイドル）ですよね」|
|Star Norma||▶️||(Sham) "Duh. Of course we pick this one."||シャム「そりゃ私たちならもちろんこっちでしょ」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Let's get shiny stars so we can get even shinier!"||シャム「キラキラを集めて 私たちももっとキラキラに！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Let's work hard and gather plenty of them."||ソラ「頑張って集めましょう」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Is it okay for me to shine too?"||ソラ「僕もキラキラしていいんでしょうか」|
|Wins Norma||▶️||(Sham) "We can perform intense dances, too."||シャム「激しいダンスだってなんのそのだよ」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Idols can fight, too."||シャム「可愛者（アイドル）だって戦ってるんだから」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Fighting idols... Maybe that could work out?"||ソラ「戦う可愛者（アイドル）… そういうのもありなんでしょうか」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Is this part of our idol career?"||ソラ「これも可愛者（アイドル）のお仕事ですか？」|
|Selecting Character||▶️||(Sham) "Thank you for picking us!"
(Sora) "Thank you..."
|▶️||(Sham) "We're finally going to get on stage."
(Sora) "My heart's pounding."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, I'm feeling nervous."
(Sham) "You'll be fine with me."
|▶️||(Sora) "Uu, I'm not sure if I'll be able to perform cutely."
(Sham) "Yes, you will! You're absolutely cute!"
|Starting Game||▶️||(Sham) "Now, it's time for our live concert!"||シャム「さー ライブの始まりだよ！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Let's go, Sora!"
(Sora) "Awawa, I'm not ready."
|▶️||(Sora) "*Inhale*... *exhale*..."
(Sham) "Fufufu, I can see you're feeling nervous."
|▶️||(Sora) "I'll work my hardest as an idol."||ソラ「可愛者（アイドル）頑張ります」|
|Winning Game||▶️||(Sham) "Everyone, thanks a ton!"||シャム「みんな！ ありがとー！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Come see us at our next live again!"||シャム「次のライブもよろしくね！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "*pant pant* Thank you so much."||ソラ「はぁ はぁ ありがとうございました」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I think I'm an idol now."||ソラ「僕 可愛者（アイドル）になれた気がします」|
|Item Drop/Crate Drop||▶️||(Sham) "Huh? You want a photo of me?"||シャム「え 私のブロマイド欲しいって？」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Let me sign that real quick."||シャム「これに 私のサインをきゅきゅっと」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Huh? Do you want me to sign that?"||ソラ「え これにサインをですか？」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Did you get something nice?"||ソラ「素敵なもの 出ましたか？」|
|Whack a Poppo/Track the Card||▶️||(Sham) "Okay!"
|Whack a Poppo||▶️||(Sham) "Yees!"
|Whack a Tomomo/Alte||▶️||(Sham) "That's no good."||シャム「それはNG」|
|Bad Prize||▶️||(Sora) "Wawa..."||ソラ「わわ…」|
|Star Treasure||▶️||(Sham) "Lucky you!"||シャム「ラッキーじゃんっ」|
|Neutral Prize||▶️||(Sham) "Mhm?"||シャム「ふむ？」|
|Battle Prize/Supporter Revive||▶️||(Sora) "Let's go."||ソラ「いきましょう」|
|▶️||(Sham) "What will we get?"
(Sora) "What will we get...?"
|Greeting (Home Screen/Joining Lobby)||▶️||(Sham) "Yahoo!"||シャム「やっほー！」|
|Miss Prize/Track the Card||▶️||(Sham) "Mhmmm."||シャム「むむむー」|
|▶️||(Sora) "Wow, that's incredible."||ソラ「わ すごいです」|
|Hyper Treasure/Good Prize||▶️||(Sham) "Wow, that's awesome."
(Sora) "*clap hands*"
|Miss Match/Bad Prize (Match 2)||▶️||(Sora) "I don't understand..."||ソラ「どういうことなんですか…」|
|Using Other Hyper||▶️||(Sham) "Sora, you think we can use this?"
(Sora) "I think so. Let's do it."
|▶️||(Sora) "Isn't this..."
(Sham) "What is it? A fan letter?"
|▶️||(Sora) "I'm not too familiar with this."
(Sham) "Let's try playing it! Don't be afraid of new things!"
|▶️||(Sham) "I can't wait to find out what this does."
(Sora) "My heart's beating fast."
|Unique Interaction Lines|
|Begin game with another Sora and Sham (Cuties)||▶️||(Sham) "Idols against idols... Sora, we must not let down our guard."
(Sora) "Okay, let's show them what we've got."
|シャム「アイドル対決…っ ソラ これは気が抜けないね」|
|Begin turn with 1 hp||▶️||(Sham) "Idols... do not give in to adversity."||シャム「困難に打ち勝ってこそ… 可愛者（アイドル）」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Tough times give birth to opportunity! "||シャム「ピンチはチャンス！ 燃えてきた！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I still can still go on. I can work harder."||ソラ「まだまだやれます 頑張れます」|
|▶️||(Sora) "We have no time to lie down in front of our fans."||ソラ「倒れてなんていられません みんなが見てくれているんです」|
|Begin turn while in the lead||▶️||(Sham) "This is thanks to all your support!"||シャム「みんなの応援のおかげだよ！」|
|▶️||(Sham) "All right! We're first place in the game!"||シャム「やった！ トップだ！」|
|▶️||(Sora) "I can hear our fans cheering for us."||ソラ「みんなの声援が聞こえます」|
|▶️||(Sora) "We'll keep running and then..."||ソラ「このまま走り続けて…っ」|
|▶️||(Sham) "We'll keep going!"
|▶️||(Sham) "We're on a roll!"
(Sora) "Yes, I'm very happy about this."
|▶️||(Sham) "Our fans' support gives us strength!"
(Sora) "Thank you, everyone."
|▶️||(Sham) "We're so close to being the most popular idols!"
(Sora) "Absolutely, that's what we will be."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, we did it."
(Sham) "Now we're definitely the top idol unit."
|Selecting pets in Deck Builder||▶️||(Sham) "Look, Sora! What do you think of this one?"
(Sora) "Wow, it looks cute."
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham... I want to go with this one."
(Sham) "Nice choice."
|ソラ「シャム… 僕 この子がいいです」|
|▶️||(Sham) "Oh, this one has a unique face... Cute? ...Not sure."
(Sora) "I think I like that one."
|シャム「わー ちょっと癖のある顔 可愛い…かな？」|
|▶️||(Sham) "I feel relaxed with this one around."
(Sora) "I feel relaxed too..."
|Selecting cosmetics in Deck Builder||▶️||(Sham) "Ah, I think this'll suit you."
(Sora) "Y-you do?"
|▶️||(Sora) "Sham, I want you to put this on."
(Sham) "Oh, sure!"
|▶️||(Sham) "How about this one? Cute, isn't it?"
(Sora) "It's perfect."
|▶️||(Sora) "I think this is adorable."
(Sham) "I'm sure this will look great on you!"
- While in all official translations they're referred to as Cuties, they're called "Idols" (アイドル) in the Japanese version.
- While their origin is listed as Sora, as this is where both and are from, the concept of Sora and Sham as idols originated from Acceleration of SUGURI 2, although they were not shown in idol outfits at this time. One of the earliest renditions of the idol design appeared on Hono's Twitter on Nov 21st, 2013. This design, along with an idol design for Sham, was later used in 200% Mixed Juice!, before being added to 100% Orange Juice! almost 5 years later.
- According to CEO, Jakke Elonen, the original pitch for an idol song to accompany the Cuties came from the lead programmer Tony Blomqvist who meant it as a joke. Composer DEKU and the voice cast were enthusiastic about creating the song, resulting in the idol theme in the final cut of the DLC.
- The idea of Sora and Sham putting on a live performance in 100% Orange Juice! was teased in an April Fools announcement shortly before Cuties was released.
- Although the Cuties cannot choose Wins norma, they still have voice lines for picking Wins norma, contrast with
who has no voice lines for choosing Star Norma.
- This can be heard in-game during Bounty Hunt mode, where the Wins Norma voice lines are played when choosing the Fame norma.
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