History AdaptationalBadass / VideoGames

16th Oct '17 2:20:05 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' / ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'':
** Sauron receives a huge dose of this due to taking aspects from the movies. In the source material, he never fights anyone unless he is forced to and always end up losing. Here, he is an PhysicalGod and a terrifying enemy so powerful the heroes can only stand against him when wielding an [[ArtifactOfDoom Ring]] of their own. In addition, its mentioned that Sauron lost the ability to shapeshift when his physical body was destroyed during Numenor's sinking and he was locked into a dark-lord monstrous appearance. This doesn't happen in the games, where he takes a [[AdaptationalAttractiveness more handsome appearance]] to deceive his victims into accepting his gifts.
** Shelob was just a GiantSpider that even a NonActionGuy like [[TheLancer Samwise Gangee]] was able to drive away with his sword, while Sauron regards her as nothing more than his "cat" - a creature that is not entirely his, but still lives in his domain. Here she is an shadow-weaving AnimalisticAbomination considered dangerous enough for Sauron to send ''all'' of his [[ImplacableMan Nazgul]] to hunt down.
15th Aug '17 1:51:24 PM lalalei2001
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* Bandit Keith is at his best in ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction''. In the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, he was a washed-up has-been who lost to a rookie in spite of cheating, and [[Anime/YuGiOh the anime]] version of him was cooler, but not by a large margin. In this game he [[spoiler:leads the Neo Ghouls in taking over Domino, kidnapping Ishizu, and seizing the Winged Dragon of Ra, which he then duels the player with]]. Even after he loses the duel, he then [[spoiler:gets you to hand over Ra anyway, and is only defeated when the card fries him with lightning]]. And ''even then'', he's promptly possessed by Reshef, gets back up, and [[spoiler:breaks the Millennium Puzzle, which lets Para and Dox steal the pieces and capture Yami Yugi]].

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* Bandit Keith is at his best in ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction''.''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction''. In the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, he was a washed-up has-been who lost to a rookie in spite of cheating, and [[Anime/YuGiOh the anime]] version of him was cooler, but not by a large margin. In this game he [[spoiler:leads the Neo Ghouls in taking over Domino, kidnapping Ishizu, and seizing the Winged Dragon of Ra, which he then duels the player with]]. Even after he loses the duel, he then [[spoiler:gets you to hand over Ra anyway, and is only defeated when the card fries him with lightning]]. And ''even then'', he's promptly possessed by Reshef, gets back up, and [[spoiler:breaks the Millennium Puzzle, which lets Para and Dox steal the pieces and capture Yami Yugi]].
11th Aug '17 10:51:05 PM LinTaylor
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' does this with the Riddler, who's usually reduced to a pathetic joke who screws himself over between his AwesomeEgo and his compulsion to leave behind clues. Here, Riddler is an international terrorist who was active before Bruce Wayne was even born, had Gotham's crimelords terrified of crossing him, and let himself get thrown into Santa Prisca (the prison that created Bane) just so he could bust it wide open mere minutes later, releasing all the inmates. During the game itself he makes use of horrific death-traps, fights Batman to a standstill despite being a couple of decades older thanks to AwesomenessByAnalysis, hands Batman a moral defeat by setting up a no-win situation that even he can't thwart, and [[spoiler:kills Lucius Fox]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and he doesn't leave behind clues, either.]]
15th Jul '17 7:33:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The real ''St. Louis'' class cruiser was a mediocre and ultimately failed warship which was overweight, its armor belt lay entirely below water, its broadside was mediocre, and it was too slow to bring it to bear. It was primarily known for the fact that one of its ships, USS ''Milwaukee'', grounded on a sandbar trying to assist a grounded submarine and had to be decommissioned in place because it was too badly stuck. In WorldOfWarships, the confined arena space means that the speed doesn't matter nearly as much; the [[MoreDakka nine-gun broadside]] is a serious threat to '''battleships''' at its own tier and even the tier above it; its large rudder makes it very maneuverable, with a tight tactical circle at its maximum speed; and the lack of modeling of underwater hits means that it's a very difficult ship to score [[ForMassiveDamage citadel hits]] on. Overall, the same traits that made it a poor ship in the real world make it a MightyGlacier in the game.

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* The real ''St. Louis'' class cruiser was a mediocre and ultimately failed warship which was overweight, its armor belt lay entirely below water, its broadside was mediocre, and it was too slow to bring it to bear. It was primarily known for the fact that one of its ships, USS ''Milwaukee'', grounded on a sandbar trying to assist a grounded submarine and had to be decommissioned in place because it was too badly stuck. In WorldOfWarships, the confined arena space means that the speed doesn't matter nearly as much; the [[MoreDakka nine-gun broadside]] is a serious threat to '''battleships''' at its own tier and even the tier above it; its large rudder makes it very maneuverable, with a tight tactical circle at its maximum speed; and the lack of modeling of underwater hits means that it's a very difficult ship to score [[ForMassiveDamage citadel hits]] hits on. Overall, the same traits that made it a poor ship in the real world make it a MightyGlacier in the game.
16th May '17 6:09:38 PM nombretomado
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* This applies heavily to the entire roster in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', but it's particularly notable with VideoGame/FatPrincess, who goes from being an immobile AdiposeRex who mainly ate cake and played the flag in her game's {{capture the flag}} gameplay to being able to smack people in the air with her scepter or jump around and crush them with that massive weight of her's. In fact, due to GameplayAndStorySegregation, she has more combo-potential than [[TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]] and is a better close-combatant than [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Colonel Radec]], a trained knife-fighter and "expert" in personal combat.

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* This applies heavily to the entire roster in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', but it's particularly notable with VideoGame/FatPrincess, who goes from being an immobile AdiposeRex who mainly ate cake and played the flag in her game's {{capture the flag}} gameplay to being able to smack people in the air with her scepter or jump around and crush them with that massive weight of her's. In fact, due to GameplayAndStorySegregation, she has more combo-potential than [[TwistedMetal [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]] and is a better close-combatant than [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Colonel Radec]], a trained knife-fighter and "expert" in personal combat.
10th May '17 5:40:58 AM sampacm
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* The crossover FightingGame ''VideoGame/DengekiBunkoFightingClimax'' has the characters from SliceOfLife series (Both playable and support): Watch as relatively normal characters such as [[LightNovel/{{Oreimo}} Kirino]] or [[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} Taiga]], who have no powers whatsoever, can keep up with superpowered adversaries, including, but not limited to: [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana a Flame Haze]], [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex a Level-5 Esper]], [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline two skilled VRMMO fighters]], [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} an inhumanly strong guy who dresses as a bartender]], [[LightNovel/AccelWorld a Level-9 Burst Linker]], [[LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool a magician (Two by the time of]] ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ignition)]]'',[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter a martial artist]] and [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles a Valkyria]]. among others; yet they're still able to hold their own against these advarsaries using only item and traits from their home series.
20th Apr '17 9:31:23 AM FF32
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Persona Q}}'', due to the change in gameplay where everyone has a main Persona and a secondary Persona that adds moves, HP, and SP, the starting Personas for the ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'', which are respectively Orpheus and Izanagi, are now on par with the rest of the casts' own Personas and level up normally. In their home games, they are starter Personas that are intended to be fused after Level 6 or so, due to how the nature of how their home games' fusion system works. Orpheus in particular is weak to two elements, and while he's still initially weak to them, [[spoiler:in ''Q'', when he evolves into Messiah, he'll lose is weakness to lightning; Izanagi will similarly lose his wind weakness when he becomes Izanagi-no-Okami]].

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Persona Q}}'', ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth}'', due to the change in gameplay where everyone has a main Persona and a secondary Persona that adds moves, HP, and SP, the starting Personas for the ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'', which are respectively Orpheus and Izanagi, are now on par with the rest of the casts' own Personas and level up normally. In their home games, they are starter Personas that are intended to be fused after Level 6 or so, due to how the nature of how their home games' fusion system works. Orpheus in particular is weak to two elements, and while he's still initially weak to them, [[spoiler:in ''Q'', when he evolves into Messiah, he'll lose is weakness to lightning; Izanagi will similarly lose his wind weakness when he becomes Izanagi-no-Okami]].
19th Mar '17 10:12:25 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' saw the return of enemy types from the original ''XComUFODefense'', with some of the more pathetic enemy types given makeovers that make them more frightening to look at and even more frightening to fight.
** In the original game, floaters had pathetic accuracy and looked like bastardized Superman copies. In ''Enemy Unknown'', they look like cybernetic abominations, are better shots, and can more easily flank your soldiers.
** Mutons retain their green-and-purple coloration, but look less like burly men in jumpsuits and more like alien hulks with rebreathers and armor plating.
** Chrysalids remain dangerous enemies, but now look less like cybernetic lobsters and more like large insects with blades for legs.
1st Mar '17 8:38:56 AM josh6243
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** The Great Mazinger in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV''. While Great is strong, it's usually underpowered compared to its fellow Dynamics. Here, it's able to not only defeat Black Getter, but also fight Shin Getter to a standstill
20th Jan '17 2:09:09 PM Isaac_Heller
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** goes from a short tempered household name to a Badass Abnormal, Goofy is a Badass Normal who fight just as well as the characters WITH magic. Minnie may also count but we only get so little out of that escort mission in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.

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** Donald Duck goes from a short tempered household name to a Badass Abnormal, Goofy is a Badass Normal who fight just as well as the characters WITH magic. Minnie may also count but we only get so little out of that escort mission in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
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